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Obituaries — October 2017

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

October 31, 2017

Dorothy Sluder

Dorothy Sluder, 84, Mitchell, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

October 30, 2017

Catheleen (Cheek) Nelson

Dec. 10, 1936 — Oct. 26, 2017

Catheleen Nelson, 80, of Oolitic, died at 7:19 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 10, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roy and Winnie (Godsey) Cheek. She married Conrad Nelson on June 13, 1953, and he survives.

She retired from the Indiana Laborers Institute in 1981 and was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Conrad, of Oolitic; two daughters, Connie Elaine Nelson (Terry Walden) of Bloomington and Sherri Lynn Nelson of Jeffersonville; a son, Oman Lee Nelson (Madelyn) of Springville; grandchildren, Christopher Nelson (Lauren), Jordan Manning (Angel Haley), Austin Manning, Brady Manion, all of Bedford, Amy Hewitt (Lane) of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Hewitt, Alexis Nelson, Gabriel Nelson, Hadley Manning and Hattie Nelson; a sister, Rosalie Hammond of Bedford; and a brother, Dale Cheek (Brenda) of Monticello.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sandra Leigh Nelson; three sisters, Effie Grace, Nola Mae Ingle and Lola Faye Carter; and two brothers, Franklin and Raymond D. Cheek.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 28, 2017

Evelyn M, Harris

July 29, 1923 — Oct. 25, 2017

Evelyn M. Harris, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday October 25, 2017, at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born in Mitchell on July 29, 1923, to Florene Connell and Katie (Clouse) Connell. She married Richard G. Harris on December 26, 1946, in Mitchell and he survives. Evelyn was a beautician. She graduated from Mitchell High School and the Beauty Academy in 1942, and she was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church.

You’re a great gal, her husband and family agree, “She was the best.”

Survivors include her husband, Richard G. Harris, two daughters, Penny (Keith) Edmondson, and Kathy (Ron) Foley, son Tom (Beth) Harris, 10 grandchildren and the spouses of seven, 14 great-grandchildren and the spouses of two. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and one brother, one great-granddaughter, and one great-grandson, and a spouse of a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Pastor Edsel West and Pastor Glen Hamer officiating, Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Monday from noon until service time at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Paul A. McMullen

Nov. 11, 1958 — Oct. 24, 2017

Paul A. McMullen, 58, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born November 11, 1958, in Bedford, he was the son of Harold and Gertrude Ann “Noots” (O’Brien) McMullen.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1978. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Paul worked as a janitor for Indiana University, Bloomington.

Surviving are one sister, Kathleen Hirons, of Bloomington; one brother, Greg McMullen, of Fort Wayne; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and great-nephew, Jack Terrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Kevin McMullen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the service hour at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Catheleen (Cheek) Nelson

Catheleen (Cheek) Nelson, 80, of Oolitic, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Ian Talmadge Love

Ian Talmadge Love, 23, of Martinsville, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Day 7 Carter Mortuary. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford, is in charge of arrangements.

October 27, 2017

Gina L. (Haganman) Hancock

July 16, 1957 — Oct. 24, 2017

Gina L. Hancock, 60, of Bedford, died at 9:22 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Born July 16, 1957, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Stanley and Martha (Sullivan) Haganman. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff Hancock and wife, Jamie, of Fayetteville and Jeremiah Hancock of Pendleton; a granddaughter, Lynndsey Stancombe and husband, Kendel, of Spencer; a nephew, Derek Faubion, of Bedford; an aunt, Marietta Maudlin, of Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Diana Tabor and Cheryl Haganman.

Cremation was chosen. No visitation is scheduled. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dannie Joe Hoggatt

July 30, 1952 — Oct. 25, 2017

Mr. Dannie Joe Hoggatt, age 65, of Pekin, passed away Wednesday, October 25, at Baptist Health Floyd.

Mr. Hoggatt was born July 30, 1952, in Bedford, Ind., the son of Elmer and Verla Brewer Hoggatt. He was an employee of Kimball’s for 35 years. He was a member of Westview Christian Church. He was a volunteer and retired firefighter for Pierce-Polk Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Brewer Hoggatt. They were married June 15, 1974. He is also survived by his son: Darren Hoggatt (Ashley) of Pekin, daughter: Tara Stalker (Jay) of Salem, brother: Rick Hoggatt (Sherri) of Bedford, and six grandchildren: Jena, Houston, Simon, Zach, Kaylea and Elijah. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Evelyn M. (Connell) Harris

Evelyn M. (Connell) Harris, 94, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday.

Cathleen Nelson

Cathleen Nelson, 80, of Oolitic, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Steven W. Hall

Steven W. Hall, 60, of Bloomfield, died Oct. 18. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will follow at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ian Love

Ian Love, 23, of Martinsville, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

October 26, 2017

Michael Simmons

Dec. 2, 1956 — Oct. 9, 2017

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of our beloved relative, Michael Simmons of Biloxi, MS. Mike was born Dec. 2, 1956, in Bedford to Jerry and Sharon Price Simmons. He died unexpectedly of a heart attack. He died in Greenwood, Ind. on Oct. 9, 2017, while on assignment through CB and I. He also had spent over 20 years employed by Bechtel, serving all over the country and several years in Trinidad.

Mike was an amazing golfer. He golfed all through his youth and high school at Otis Park. He still loved the course and played it when he was in the area. His spirit will forever reign there.

After graduation from BNL in 1974, Mike joined the U.S. Air Force, serving with pride and following in his father’s footsteps. He attended college at South Alabama.

On January 21, 1984, Mike married Darlene Roberts in Biloxi. She survives along with his children, JP (Paige) of Columbia, South Carolina, Nala (Tony) Shiyou of Bay St Louis, MS and Ashley (Pete) Raif of Baytown, TX. Also surviving are his grandchildren, which were his pride and joy, Kara, Jayden and Julianna Simmons and Cambree Raif. Other survivors include his siblings, Greg ( Mary) Simmons of Bedford and Jaynell (Jeff Clark) Simmons of Springville, aunts Karen Simmons Russell (Louie) of Columbus, IN, Ann Price Ryan (Jim) of Oolitic and uncle, Carl Price as well as his well-loved stepfather, Arnold Harrison (Vickie) of Bedford.

Preceeding Mike in death were his parents, Jerry Simmons and Sharon Simmons Harrison, grandparents Lowell and Margaret Simmons, Marie Price Martin, uncles Bob Simmons and Jack Simmons, and cousin, Andrew Russell.

A family gathering was held on October 20 in Columbus, Indiana at the home of Mike’s aunt and uncle, Karen and Louie Russell. His wife, Darlene, all three children and 3 of 4 grandchildren were in attendance where he was fondly remembered, stories told and laughs and tears abounded.

Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver and Glick in Columbus.

Rev. Cecil Bowling

March 29, 1939 — Oct. 25, 2017

Rev. Cecil Bowling, age 78, of Medora, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at his residence.

Mr. Bowling was a former pastor for 35 years at Midway Apostolic Church in Medora and was a current member of the First Pentecostal Church of Brownstown. Mr. Bowling retired from Milestone Construction after 30 years of employment. He enjoyed hunting rabbits and squirrels, and trading dogs.

Born on March 29, 1939, in Clay County, Kentucky, he was the son of Green and Ollie Mae Gilbert Bowling, both of whom preceded him in death. On September 8, 1958, he married Mary Brittain, and she preceded him in death in 2013.

Survivors include three daughters: Kimberly (Jack) Burnette of Bedford, Verta (Tom) McComas of Trenton, Ohio and Sophia Hedrick of Medora; one brother, Ledford Bowling of Burning Springs, Kentucky; two sisters: Nora (Clinton) Davidson of Hamilton, Ohio, and Ezell (Louis) DeMoss of Florida; 11 grandchildren: Jason Shouse, Ashley Haley, Tonya Malcom, Alisha Helton, Kendra Wilkins, Josh Burnette, Korey Hedrick, Thomas McComas, Jr., Ronnie Hedrick, Aaron Wilkins, and LouAnn Fuller; and 26 great grandchildren.

Mr. Bowling was also preceded in death by three sisters: Verta Langdon, Bertha Javery, and Opal Hibbard; one brother, Gillis Bowling; one son-in-law, Ron Hedrick; and one grandson, Dakota Burnette.

Funeral services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with W. L. Kaufman and Ron Cox officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc. and from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at White River Valley Cemetery, Medora.

Memorials may be given to First Pentecostal Church of Brownstown.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh@comcast.net.

Kenneth Floyd Flynn

Dec. 12, 1933 — Oct. 25, 2017

Kenneth F. Flynn Sr., 83, of Newark, passed at his residence, Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was born December 12, 1933, to Bennie J. and Marie (Smith) Flynn of Springville, Indiana. He served his country from February 1952 to February 1955 in the United States Army during the Korean War. On August 17, 1955, he married the love of his life and his personal Angel, Beulah M. (Cullison). He was Sgt. of Arms at American Legion Post #450. He was member of 50 years there and lifetime member of DAV. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and Solsberry Methodist Church.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife B, sons Kenneth F. Jr. (Jody) , Joseph W. (Belinda), Bennie D. (Amy), grandchildren Rebecca M. Flynn , Kenneth A. Flynn, Jazmyne Addie, Chance Flynn, Conner Flynn, Sarah White, sisters Delores Phillips, Mary Phillips, Elaine Kimmel and brother Dwayne Flynn.

He loved the love of his life, his family, friends, playing cards and cutting wood.

He was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents, Mother and Daddy, his Father- and Mother-in-law, his youngest son Thomas L. Flynn, brothers Leroy and Ronnie and sister Doris Harris as well as many close friends.

Graveside Service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2017, at Carmichael Cemetery with Military Honors by Post 450. Arrangements are with West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

His wish in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Solsberry Food Bank.

Online condolences may be made at www.westparrishpedigo.com

Gina L. (Haganman) Hancock

Gina L. (Haganman) Hancock, 60, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Paul A. McMullen

Paul A. McMullen, 58, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

October 25, 2017

B.L. ‘Bud’ Sargent

Dec. 2, 1933 — Oct. 23, 2017

It is with sadness that we announce that B. L. “Bud” Sargent passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2017. He was born in Owensburg, Indiana on December 2, 1933, to Everett and Pearl (Walls) Sargent.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Pearl Sargent and brothers, Gene and Lee Sargent. He married Barbara (Cobb) Sargent on June 16, 1956. A kind, generous, and selfless man is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara; his son, Jonathan Lee Sargent; his daughter, Lu Anne (Sargent) Howerton and her husband, Jeff Howerton; Three granddaughters: Ashleigh Howerton, Andrea Sargent, and Taylor Howerton, he brought love and inspiration to their lives, and they were blessed to share their lives with him. Each has indelible memories of their grandfather, whom they knew loved them dearly. He had a great relationship with his son-in-law Jeff. He loved his many nieces and nephews.

He connected with young and old his entire life because he cared to listen. He cared to let those in his life burden him with their troubles. He was always ready to help someone in need. His life inspired his family to pursue their passions, take care of their children, and take their work seriously. He always had a genuine interest in things that mattered to his family. He was proud of his children and grandchildren for the success in their life. The final gift to his family was his eternal love and devotion to the love of his life, Barbara. In his love and commitment, no greater display of sacrifice and selflessness can be found.

He was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Virginia, Minnesota in 1952. After graduation, he went to work for SJ Groves Construction Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked all along the Eastern U.S. and in Venezuela.

In 1960, he moved his family to Bedford, Indiana. Along with brothers, Gene and Lee, they purchased Tri-Angle Construction Company. They built many highways in Indiana and several other states. Later, they started B & LS Contracting and were involved in mining coal for power plants in Indiana and Kentucky. Mr. Sargent not only took pride in his business, but truly relished his lifelong friends he made during his time in business.

Bud retired in 1989 and became an avid golfer. He made many friends in golf and was able to travel to many states and countries. His favorite place to play was Scotland. Traveling was a priority and he especially enjoyed exploring the western United States in his RV.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, IN from 2-8 p.m. and on Saturday, October 28th, at 11 a.m. until the service hour at Bedford Free Methodist Church. Celebration of Life Service will begin at noon at Bedford Free Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Courtney officiating. Burial services will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials of sympathy take the form of donations to the Girls and Boys Club of Lawrence County.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ (Fortner) Denny

June 26, 1944 — Oct. 22, 2017

Dorothy “Dottie” Denny, 73, of Bedford, passed away at 1:52 a.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 26, 1944, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ralph and Mabel (Turpen) Fortner.

She married John Denny on May 26, 1962; and he preceded her in death on September 25, 2015.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School. Dottie worked at NWSC Crane and American County Insurance Company. She was a member of First Christian Church. She volunteered at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital with the Pink Ladies, and also ran the gift shop.

Surviving are 2 sons, Brian (Sheila) Denny, of Bourbonnais, IL, and Jeff (Denise) Denny, of Bedford; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and brother, Darrel Fortner.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Pink Ladies.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

A. Ralph Zuttarelli

June 10, 1935 — Oct. 22, 2017

A. Ralph Zuttarelli, 82, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 10, 1935, in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Anthony Leonard and Mary Catherine (Ross) Zuttarelli.

He married Judith Stewart; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School. Ralph was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #1166. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.

He worked as a financial operations analyst for General Electric.

Surviving are his wife, Judith, of Bedford; one daughter, Anna Maria Matthews and her husband, John, of Hudson, MA; one son, Anthony Paul Zuttarelli and his wife Sandra, of Palmdale, CA; two sisters, Mary Louise Morgan, of Bedford, and Sarah Ann Bryant, of Oolitic; one brother, James Zuttarelli, of Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Lenza Joseph Zuttarelli.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School Adopt-A-Student Tuition Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Sherrill W. Hutton

Sept. 6, 1940 — Oct. 17, 2017

Sherrill Wayne Hutton, 77 of Greenfield, IN passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born on September 6, 1940, in Oolitic, IN to the late Millard and Olive (Livingston) Hutton.

Sherrill graduated from Oolitic High School and served in the United States Air Force. He married Nancy (Kinslow) Hutton on August 11, 1962. He spent his career as a Quality Engineer for Chrysler Automotive for 30 years until retiring in 1990. He enjoyed woodworking, making lawn furniture and building anything Nancy wanted.

Surviving Sherrill is his wife, Nancy Hutton of Greenfield; son, Scott (Angie) Hutton of Mountain View, CA and granddaughter Isla.

Preceding Sherrill in death are his parents mentioned above; and brothers, Bill Hutton and Vernon “Bus” Hutton.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, 1780 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Matt Wickham officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 30, at Cresthaven Memory Garden, 3522 Dixie Highway, Bedford, Indiana.

Please share your memories of Sherrill or send condolences to his family online at www.stillingerfamily.com.

Betty Marusak

Betty Marusak, 88, of Bedford, died Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

Steven Elkins

Steven Wayne Elkins, 59, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. There will be no visitation. Private services will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements are by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Thomas Jolliffe

Thomas Edgar “Jolly” Joliffe, 65, of Springville, died Oct. 14. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springville Cemetery West. Arrangements are by Day & Carter Mortuary.

October 24, 2017

Suzan Lynn (Mezie) Kintz

Dec. 12, 1961 — Oct. 21, 2017

Suzan Lynn Kintz, 55, passed unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, which came as a shock to family, friends, BNL students and staff, and the Limestone Café.

She was a guest and provided desserts, with her youngest daughter and son-in-law, at the wedding of DJ and Caycee Wright, when she suffered an apparent heart attack and was gone.

Suzan, the daughter of Lou and Stell Mezie, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec. 10, 1961. She married Joseph David Kintz on Nov. 14, 1984.

Suzan is survived by her parents; her husband; four daughters Tiffani Sue Wachtman (Eric), Heather Marie Arthur (Nick), Jessica Lynn Cook (Chad) and Michelle Nicole Smale (Kegan); one sister Wendi Mullis (Kevin); one brother Michael Mezie (Tandi). She took great pride in her eight grandchildren, Justin (15), Katelyn (11), Matthew (10), Kaden (10), Grayson (6), Izzy (2), Madelyn (2), and Kayleigh (1).

She not only worked as security at BNL for several years, she impacted many students by purchasing prom dresses for some, sitting with students who had little to no friends, and encouraging kids to stay in school. She was known by many as an excellent cook who made desserts for events, provided meals for many people, and worked at Limestone Cafe. She also volunteered for Celebrate Recovery through the Free Methodist Church.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Bedford North Lawrence main gymnasium.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider contributions be made to the Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation in memory of Suzan.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

B.L. ‘Bud’ Sargent

B.L. “Bud” Sargent, 83, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 2­-8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-­Lee Chapel of Thorne­-George Family Funeral Homes. Service will be at noon on Saturday at Free Methodist Church. Arrangements by Ferguson- Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

A. Ralph Zuttarelli

A. Ralph Zuttarelli, 82, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Denny

Dorothy “Dottie” Denny, 73, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson­-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

October 23, 2017

Warren Nikirk

Oct. 13, 1922 — Oct. 20, 2017

Warren Nikirk, 95, of Oolitic, passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 13, 1922, in Oolitic, he was the son of Isaac and Lizzie (Butler) Nikirk. Warren married Gladys Wagoner on Aug. 31, 1943, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2005.

He was a truck driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during World War II. He was also a member of the Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one son, Tom Nikirk of Oolitic; one daughter, Carol Parish and husband Carl of Bedford; one granddaughter, Corey Brooke Nikirk of Oolitic; two brothers, Jerry Nikirk and wife Linda of Oolitic and Mike Nikirk and wife Kim of Kodiak, Tenn.; and three sisters, Elsie Webb of Oolitic, Betty Speer and husband Kenny of Oolitic, and Kay Rathsman and husband Everett of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Larry Nikirk; stepmother, Ida Nikirk; and two brothers, Wendell and Walter Nikirk.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Evelyn S. (Robertson) Williams

May 13, 1951 — Oct. 21, 2017

Evelyn S. Williams, age 66, peacefully passed away on Oct. 21, 2017, in Indianapolis, following a six month courageous battle with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).

Born while her father was serving in the U.S. Army on May 13, 1951, in Columbia, S.C., she was the oldest daughter of the late James Middleton and Beulah Mae (Brewer) Robertson. In 1969, she graduated from Mitchell High School, and received her nursing degree in 1972 from Vincennes University.

Later that year, she married William H. “Bill” Williams on Nov. 25, 1972, in Mitchell. They shared almost 45 years together, before his unexpected death last month on Sept. 7, 2017.

Evelyn served as a registered nurse for 45 years. She worked at Putnam County Hospital and was House Supervisor at Dunn Memorial Hospital, before transitioning into home health care. This is where she connected with families on an intimate and personal level. Often, she made friends in these situations and maintained these relationships long after caring for their loved ones.

In 2013, she began a new part of her career. With the upcoming births of her grandchildren, she opted to give up her “day job” and started working third shift at Mitchell Manor and at StoneBridge Health Care Center. Her wish was to enjoy her new role as Grandma and relish time with Ike (age 4) and Adeline (age 3.5). This was “ the berries” as Mom called it! She would often say, “it doesn’t get any better than this” — Her passion and proudest accomplishment was her family.

Evelyn was talented in the kitchen. She would prepare large family meals, as well as decorate and cater any event that our family was having. Often, you could see her assisting with one of her sisters’ events or businesses.

Her favorite time of the year was Christmas. She adorned her home with decorations and valued the time together as we gathered in her home; for good food, family and laughs. She was the epitome of goodness, infinite love, and had a huge heart.

She always enjoyed the fellowships at the Elks, Bedford American Legion and the monthly Home Builders meetings and their annual picnics.

Those left behind to mourn her loss are her four children, William H. “Bill” Williams II and his wife Darla, April M. Williams and her fiance Jeff Herrmann; Shelley A. Williams and her fiance Jeremy Blackwell and James “Dallas” Williams and his wife Baylee; grandchildren, Brodie, Ike and Adeline; and three devoted sisters, Nancy R. Lee (David), Brenda Harrison (Keith) and Barbara Grissom (Jerry Kindred). She was a beloved aunt, niece, cousin, in-law and friend. There is no doubt that her most prized and joyful moments were spent with her family.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made at the funeral home to the IU Health Simon Cancer Center, payable to IU Foundation/Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer) Research.

Visitation hours will be observed from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 705 W. Warren St., Mitchell. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in a sunset service at 6 p.m. at The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery, Greenwood.

Our family would like to express our deepest appreciation for your support and kindness during this most difficult time in our lives.

Please share online condolences with the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com or www.ghherrmann.com.

October 22, 2017

Reno Rand Riggle

April 23, 1980 — Oct. 20, 2017

Reno Rand Riggle, 37, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Born April 23, 1980, in Bedford, he was the son of Rocky Riggle and Tammy (Easterday) McLain. Reno was a mechanic for Rocky’s Auto Repair and Bella Built Motorcycle Shop. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and a musician.

Survivors include a daughter, Aubrey Riggle of Bedford; father, Rocky Riggle of Williams; mother Tammy McLain and husband Eddie of St. Louis; two brothers, Jason Riggle of Bedford, Jordan Riggle of Bedford; twin brothers, Dane and Kerr McPike of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Ada Riggle of Williams; maternal grandparents, Janice and Jack Jenkins of Las Vegas; an aunt and uncle, Missi Easterday and Bobby Easterday Jr.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bobby Easterday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 23, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, with Pastor Nathan J. King officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Vicky S. Flinn

June 28, 1948 — Oct. 20, 2017

Vicky S. Flinn, 69, of Bedford, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 28, 1948, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Wayne and Betty (Watterson) Roach. She married Richard Flinn on March 14, 1970, and he survives. Vicky was an administrative secretary at Indiana University. She was a member of the Southland Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, of Bedford; sister Janet Harkness of Bedford; brother Scott Roach and wife Rosanna “Rosie” of Bedford; sister Julie Peterson and husband Daryl of Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tracey Roach.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 23, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family requests that memorials may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Cindy Lynn Alexander

June 22, 1959 — Oct. 14, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Cindy Lynn (Waggoner) Alexander announces her passing on October 14, 2017, at the age of 58. Cindy was born in Bedford, IN, on June 22, 1959. She was raised in Bloomington, IN, and lived with her husband in Merritt Island, FL.

Cindy will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Mike Alexander; her children, Kristi Shields (Mark) and Jodie Reeves; her parents, Bill and Joan Waggoner; and her sister, Lori Waggoner. She will also be sadly missed by her loving stepchildren and grandchildren.

Cindy was predeceased by her brother, Rocky; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Lucille Sturgis; and her paternal grandparents Metta and Orville Waggoner.

There will be a private Celebration of Life for Cindy at her home in Merritt Island. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate in her name to the American Lung Association.

Warren Nikirk

Warren Nikirk, 95, of Oolitic, died Friday. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

James D. Woody

James D. Woody, 53, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Woodlawn Family Funeral Center in Seymour is handling arrangements.

October 21, 2017

Eileen M. (Hanlon) Siegle

July 19, 1923 — Oct. 19, 2017

Eileen M. (Hanlon) Siegle passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Thursday, Oc. 19, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus, in Bedford.

She was born on July 19, 1923, in Rural Peoria County, Ill., the third of eight children born to Herbert Isaac and Emma Katherine (Kirchgessner) Hanlon. She graduated from Brimfield High School in Illinois. Eileen married David Byron Siegle on Aug. 23, 1949, in Peoria; he preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 2006.

She is survived by their five children, David B. (Victoria) Siegle, Jr. of Morton, Ill., Katherine M. (William) Sleva of Bedford, John E. (Veronica) Siegle and Stephen D. (Amy Jo) Siegle, all of Chicago, Ill., and Richard C. (Nancy) Siegle of Phoenix, Ariz.; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, John F. (Faye) Hanlon of Huntington, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Virgil C. (Carrie) Hanlon, Walter H. (Joe Ann) Hanlon, George Ray (Earlene) Hanlon and Gerald R. (Joyce) Hanlon; and two sisters, Blanche M. (Ward) Cruise, and Mary Ellen Hanlon.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, where she was a member of the Altar Society. Previously she was a member of St. Bernard Church, in Peoria, Ill., for over 50 years, where she served as president of the St. Bernard School Mothers Club, and a parish Eucharistic Minister.

Her many volunteer activities included membership in the Catholic Women’s League, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, and Church Women United of Peoria. She also did pastoral care at Methodist Medical Center, and record-keeping at Springdale Cemetery.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October, 23, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, in Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating.

Visitation will be on Sunday, from 4-8 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, in Bedford. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the Wright and Salmon Funeral Home, Peoria, Ill.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Springdale Cemetery, in Peoria, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Warren Nikirk

Warren Nikirk, 95, of Oolitic, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

October 20, 2017

William Harry Graham

July 25, 1937 — Oct. 18, 2017

William Harry Graham, 80, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 25, 1937, in Punxsutawney, Pa., he was the son of William H. and Annabelle (Buhite) Graham. He married Carole Ann Chatham on Dec. 24, 1989.

Bill was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and retired with 20 years of service. During that time he was a photo journalist and was awarded three Air Medals — one for every 20 combat missions. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250.

He was a minister 30 years and served the last ten of those years as the senior adult minister at the First Baptist Church where he was a member. He also was a member of the Orleans Baptist Association Pastors. Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work from Glenville State College in West Virginia and a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Survivors include his wife, Carole Graham of Mitchell; daughters, Tina Hicks of Richmond, Leann (Tim) Chastain of Campbellsburg, Trish Galloway of French Lick, and Kathleen (Merl) Mast of Goshen; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

His parents and sister, Mary Ann Butterbaugh, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Clark and the Rev. Bud Kielhorn officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from noon until the service on Monday at the church.

Casketbearers will be his grandsons.

Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Eileen M. Siegle

Eileen M. (Hanlon) Siegle, 94, Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson­-Lee Chapel of Thorne­-George Family Funeral Homes. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Sarah E. Wagner

Sarah Elizabeth Wagner, 103, Altamonte Springs, Fla., died Oct. 2 at Horizon Bay Assisted Living in Altamonte Springs. A native of Lawrence County, she was a graduate of Tunnelton High School. Burial of her ashes will take place at Silverville Missionary Baptist Church at a later date.

October 19, 2017

Bernard Okonkwo Dibia

Nov. 17, 1935 — Oct. 12, 2017

Bernard Okonkwo Dibia, 81, of Bedford, died at 3:19 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1935, he was the son of Jacob and Maria Dibia, a family that valued education. That background laid the foundation for his future love of travel and academic achievements. After attending elementary school in Nigeria, Bernard Okonkwo Dibia left Nigeria for England in February of 1960. He attended Hendon College in London, where he obtained a General School Certificate of Education. While in college, he developed an interest in Slavic cultures.

To pursue this interest, he was awarded an academic scholarship by the Nigerian Students of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to study Russian Languages at the Moscow State University, in the now defunct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He left England in 1964 for Moscow and spent the first year at a language preparatory school before proceeding to Moscow State University. He obtained a Master’s degree in Russian Literature and Languages. Modules in his degree program included History of Russian Language, Literature, Psychology and Philosophy.

He left Moscow in 1969 and proceeded to West Germany. Unable to find work in his chosen field, he spent about a year in West Germany and worked mostly in the construction industry. In the early 1970s, he received an award from the Foreign Aid Fund of Indiana University to continue his Slavic Studies, and received his Master’s Degree in education.

He moved to Chicago and worked as a substitute teacher. He went back to Nigeria and applied to different universities to lecture and wrote for a children’s magazine known as ‘Kiddie Times.’ In the early 1980s, he returned to the United States and completed his PhD in Folklore Studies. He did his dissertation on “Taking in Ubululan: Origin and Evolution of a Traditional Political System.” Later, he found work in the Parking Operations Department at Indiana University, a job which he did with dignity and to the best of his ability.

After being a long-time resident in Bloomington, due to health reasons, he resided with his god-daughter until it was necessary to move to StoneBridge Health Campus where he was a resident for three years. Growing up, he enjoyed playing the clarinet. While at StoneBridge, he enjoyed playing bingo and fun ball.

Family tree: a brother, Peter Dibia; twin sisters, Bridget Isichei and Mary Akindiji; a host of nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces. He was a dear friend to Dr. Funso and Lyabo Oluyitan, James Denbraber, the staff at Olympus Courts and StoneBridge Health Campus. He was the godfather of Janice Nickeo Pendergrass, Robert Pendergrass; great godfather to Patshawna Faith Nickeo, who will all greatly miss sharing family dinners and special times with him.

The family would like to say thank you all, for your support, words of encouragement, and expressions of sympathy on behalf of Bernard Okonkwo Dibia.

Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

The family wishes to thank the staff of StoneBridge Health Campus for their loving and respectful treatment. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Bertha’s Mission.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Hazel Marie Pemberton

Nov. 28, 1938 — Oct. 17, 2017

Hazel Marie Pemberton, 78, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family.

Born Nov. 28, 1938, in Loogootee, she was the daughter of Leo and Elzina (Blake) Gilbert. She married James Pemberton Sept. 1, 1953.

Hazel was a homemaker and loved being with family and friends. She enjoyed word searches and playing cards. Hazel was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and sang in the choir.

Survivors include her husband, James Pemberton of Mitchell; children, Ila (Mark) Freeman of Mitchell, Andy (Debbie) Pemberton of Mitchell, Sam (Grace) Pemberton of Mitchell, Mark Pemberton of Mitchell, and Clark (Rosemary) Pemberton of Mitchell; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Cletus (Ann) Gilbert of Bedford.

Her parents; sons, Michael Pemberton and Eddie Pemberton; and siblings, John Gilbert, Charlie Gilbert, David Gilbert, Bobby Gilbert, Mary Jones, Juanita Marshall, and Opal Gordon, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Sherrill W. Hutton

Sept. 6, 1940 — Oct. 17, 2017

Sherrill Wayne Hutton, 77 of Greenfield, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1940, in Oolitic, to the late Millard and Olive (Livingston) Hutton.

Sherrill graduated from Oolitic High School and served in the United States Air Force. He married Nancy (Kinslow) Hutton on Aug. 11, 1962. He spent his career as a Quality Engineer for Chrysler Automotive for 30 years until retiring in 1990. He enjoyed woodworking, making lawn furniture and building anything Nancy wanted.

Surviving Sherrill is his wife, Nancy Hutton of Greenfield; son, Scott (Angie) Hutton of Mountain View, Calif.; and granddaughter Isla.

Preceding Sherrill in death are his parents mentioned above; and brothers, Bill Hutton and Vernon “Bus” Hutton.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield, 1780 W. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. with Pastor Matt Wickham officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Cresthaven Memory Garden, 3522 Dixie Highway, Bedford.

Please share your memories of Sherrill or send condolences to his family online at www.stillingerfamily.com

William Graham

William Graham, 80, Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 18, 2017

Ruby Jean (Caudill) Owens

Aug. 10, 1956 — Oct. 15, 2017

Ruby Jean Caudill Owens, 61, of London, Ky., formerly of Bedford, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Bluegrass Hospice Care in Lexington.

Born Aug. 10, 1956, in Laurel County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James Franklin Caudill and Mae Frazier Caudill, who survives of Bedford. She married Lee Roy Owens, of London, who survives. Also surviving are siblings, Wade Caudill (Athena) and Tommy Caudill, all of Bedford, Beth Turner (James) of Bloomington and Frank Caudill (Stenfine) and Houston Caudill (Vanessa), both of London, Ky.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Bowling Funeral Home, 1704 N. Main, London, Ky. Burial will follow in the East Colony Cemetery in London.

Visitation begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Bernard Okonkwo Dibia

Bernard Okonkwo Dibia, 81, Bedford, died Thursday.Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Hazel Pemberton

Hazel Pemberton, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 17, 2017

Richard E. Bever

Richard Essell Bever, 54, of West Hollywood, Calif., died Sept. 28. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon on Thursday at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Funeral service will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

October 16, 2017

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Mitchell

Jan. 4, 1944 — Oct. 13, 2017

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Mitchell, 73, of Bedford died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his residence.

Born Jan. 4, 1944, in Bedford, he was the son of Ermal and Mildred (Nicholson) Mitchell. He married Thelma Faye Stannard on Sept. 29, 1967.

Kenny attended the Hillcrest Christian Church, and was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM. He retired from General Motors as a tool and die maker.

He is survived by his wife, Faye of Bedford; three daughters: Tammie May and husband Brad of Bedford, Teresa Guthrie and husband Troy of Washington and Terri Birchler and husband Terry of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Amanda, Kaley, Alex, Rebecca, Mitchell, Mia and Joe; one great-grandson, Alan; and one sister, Judy Hostetler and husband Arch of Boelus, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church Building Fund.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Norma J. (Chenault) Ryan

Oct. 20, 1932 — Oct. 13, 2017

Norma J. (Chenault) Ryan, 84, passed away surrounded by loved ones and friends at 1:07 p.m. on Friday at Garden Villa of Bedford.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1932, to Felix and Leola Chenault. She married Denver R. Ryan on Feb. 11, 1950.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Ira, Felix, Kenneth and Ray; and sisters, Helen, Evelyn, Juanita, Mary, Margie and Patty.

She is survived by one brother, Larry (Janie) Chenault of Bedford; three children Mike (Susie) Ryan of Jacksonville Fla., Cathy (Bill) Hawkins of Bedford and Les (Betsy) Ryan of Appalacecola, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Mike (Julie) Ryan, Melissa Ryan, Hope (Jacob) Boulton, Ryan (April) Poole, Jessica (Zack) New, Jerrad Ryan, Dustin (Stormie) Grissom and Alyssa Ryan; ten great-grandchildren, Gracie, Zane, Ian, Charlie, Madyx, Maddie, Violet, Eli, August, Paul and Brittany; and many nieces, nephews, and friends whom she loved dearly.

Norma was a beloved wife, mother, sister friend and “mamaw” to all. She was of Christian faith.

The family would like to thank the staff of unit one at Garden Villa, Dr. Deborah Craton and Dr. Shailesh Basani for their excellent care of Norma.

Visitation will be from 10 to noon on Tuesday at the Ferguson Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. A graveside service will follow at Hopkins Cemetery, with Pastor Reno Bates officiating.

Pallbearers will be: Larry Chenault, Mike Ryan, Ryan Poole, Jerrad Ryan, Jacob Boulton, Zack New, Dustin Grissom and Carl Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Michael Collins and Mike Cain.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Jerry D. Roberts

Aug. 13, 1936 — Oct. 13, 2017

Jerry D. Roberts, 81, of Campbellsburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.

He was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Lawrence County, the son of Louis N. and Helen Starr Roberts.

He was CEO and CFO of W.S. Roberts and Sons Farm, Inc. and a former Washington County commissioner.

Jerry was a 1954 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a Purdue Short Course graduate. He was a dealer for Stewart Seeds. He was a founding member and seed salesman for Roberts Hybrids and a former dealer for Migro, Agri-Pro, Garst, and Campbell Seed companies. He was a member of local, state and national Cattleman’s Associations, Turtle Creek Cattle Company, and Salem Farmer’s Club. He was also a member of the Republican Party, a 50-year member of Rob Morris Masonic Lodge, and FOP.

Jerry was inducted into the Washington County Ag Hall of Fame and also was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer and received the Robert Peterson Indiana Beef Cattle Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a board member of IBEP and Cavetown Cemetery. He was a former Washington County Fair Board member and beef superintendent and a past superintendent for Bono United Methodist Church. Jerry was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and IU basketball fan.

Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Rosalie Horner Roberts of Campbellsburg. They were married April 10, 1955. He is also survived by three sons, Robin Roberts (Mona) of Orleans, Randy Roberts (Sharon) and Rick Roberts (Tammy) of Campbellsburg; one daughter, Lori Jackson (Joe) of Salem; two sisters,Sue Boller of Logansport and Judy Miracle of Bloomington; nine grandchildren: Lacy Libbert, Adrienne Combs, Paige Holsapple, Landon Roberts, Tera Chastain, Leslie Dover, Zane Jackson, Brandon Brough and Dakotah King; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Roberts; a step-granddaughter, Jody Rutherford; and his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sugar Creek Christian Church. Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Weathers Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Sugar Creek Christian Church Relay for Life or Cavetown Cemetery Fund.

Carrie Renea (Grow) Christie

June 29, 1963 — Oct. 14, 2017

Carrie Renea Christie, 54, formerly of Mitchell, left us to be with the Lord on Oct. 14, 2017.

Born June 29, 1963, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Gary Grow and Carolyn (Baker) Melton. She married Michael Scott Christie Oct. 9, 1982.

Carrie was a hair stylist and a medical transcriptionist. She attended Turning Point Church, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1981. Carrie will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Carrie loved to cook, organize get-togethers and loved music. Carrie’s smile would light up a room. She was a devoted wife, mother, mamaw, sister, daughter and friend. She loved her family more than anything.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Michael S. Christie of Scottsburg; son, John Michael Christie (finacee, Aarin Dannheiser) of Scottsburg; daughter, Cara Sue Christie (Emmett Dalton IV) of Campbellsburg; mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Paul Melton of Mitchell; father and stepmother, Gary and Kathy Grow of Williams; grandchildren, Emmett Dalton V and Jessalynn Dalton; brothers, Kevin (Sheryl) Grow of Columbus, Brian (Misty) Grow of Mitchell, Brad (Amy) Grow of Springville and Nathan (Ashley) Grow of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Robin (Randy) Snelling of Scottsburg and Debbie Christie of Madison; and a lot of nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved her.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lorna and Kenneth Baker, and Floyd and Virginia Grow.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.18, at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts: Turning Point Church, 899 West McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, 47170

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Martin Dan Sanders

Martin Dan Sanders, 57, Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 15, 2017

Robert Dale ‘Bob’ Hamilton

March 21, 1942 — Oct. 12, 2017

Robert Dale “Bob” Hamilton, 75, of Spencer (formerly of Bedford), died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 21, 1942, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Louie Dale and Eugenia (Saunders) Hamilton. At the early age of eleven, he started his first job of delivering newspapers, then worked summers painting Needmore School. At IU, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education. He was a teacher, worked in accounting and bookkeeping and owned businesses in cleaning and real estate (Hamilton & Associates). Bob was the Senior Vice President of Lending for Monroe County Bank for many years. In retirement, Bob worked for Bell Trace, where he continued helping others. He was not only a kind person, but a mentor to many. He taught Sunday School, was an avid IU fan, enjoyed playing golf, hunting, fishing and bluegrass music.

Survivors include two daughters, Stacey Alysia Hamilton and husband, Mark Berlese, of Brisbane, QLD Australia, and Melissa Dyan Watts and husband, Keith Watts, of Chapel Hill, TN; two grandchildren, Blaze and Reagan Berlese; three stepchildren, Tim Johnson and wife, Jennifer, Troy Johnson and wife, Eileen, all of Tucson, AZ, Scott Johnson and wife, Robyn, of Charlotte, NC; nine step-grandchildren, Anna Grace, Carly, Alex (and wife, Carolyn), Emily, Jacob, Krystian (and husband, Andrew Richie), Mariah, Sygourni, Natasha; one great-grandchild (Riley); a sister, Ronda Mitchell, and Gary, of Springville; a brother, Roger Hamilton, and Kathy, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Sondra Hamilton.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 16, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Scott Johnson officiating. In his service to others, Bob’s wishes were to donate his body to science. Following the funeral service, his body will be donated to the IU Anatomical Board. Friends are welcome to bring a photo or favorite memory of Bob to be shared with the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.daycarter.com. For those considering memorial contributions, the family suggests Riley Children’s Foundation, www.rileychildrens.org.

Iris Jean (Cobb) Childers

March 10, 1927 — Oct. 14, 2017

Iris Jean Childers, 90, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Hearthstone Health Campus in Bloomington.

She was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas, on March 10, 1927, to Henry Cobb and Elizabeth (Sasser) Cobb. She married Paul Childers on April 30, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High school and a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Connie Barcroft of Paoli, Ronald Childers of Bloomington, Jack Childers of Georgia and Jim Childers of Arkansas, as well as five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Lester Cobb and Ralph Cobb.

Funeral services will be held on Monday October 16, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Rev. Larry Alvey officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday from 2 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Kenneth G. ‘Kenny’ Mitchell

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Mitchell, 73, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Martin Dan Sanders

Martin Dan Sanders, 57, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

October 14, 2017

Earl Goen

Aug. 1, 1926 — Oct. 12, 2017

Earl Goen, 91, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born August 1, 1926, in Sparksville, he was the son of Henry and Carrie (Branaman) Goen. He married Phyllis Collier on Sept. 6, 1968; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Medora High School. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II.

Earl retired from Crane. After retiring from Crane, he worked at the Rosemount Motel and IU Health Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; one son, Earl Bruce (Phyllis) Goen; two daughters, Patricia (Richard Sr.) Jakubczak and Rebecca (Bret) Lubbers; one stepson, Thomas (Lori) Collier; four grandchildren, Dan Jakubczak, Richard Jakubczak Jr., Steve Jakubczak and Dianna Oconnor; four stepgrandchildren, John, Travis, William and Rebekah Collier; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, James “Bobby” Goen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Everett, Hershell, Charlie, Harold, Raymond, Cecil and Homer; two sisters, Hazel Bush and Flossie Foddrill; and one stepson, Gary Collier.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Bedford Baptist Temple.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Martin D. Sanders

Martin D. Sanders, 58, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 13, 2017

Joanna R. (Hawkins) Williams

Jan. 5, 1929 — Oct. 12, 2017

Joanna R. (Hawkins) Williams, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Zelbert B. and Helen (Dalton) Hawkins.

She married Kenneth C. Williams, Jr. on April 5, 1948; and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2016.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School. She was a homemaker. Joanna was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church.

Surviving are children, Peggy (Anthony) Wildman of Shoals, Curtis (Butch) Williams and Zelbert Williams, both of Williams; daughter-in-law, Cyndy Williams; grandchildren, Lorie (Wildman) Canada (Mike Curry), Jeffery David (Kristi) Williams and James Kurtis (Terri) Williams; great-grandchildren, Jordan (Jenn) Canada, Jacob Canada, Tyler Williams, Kelton Williams, Jim Curry, Kaylea Mulder, Ryan Mulder, Madison Burkhead, MacKenzie Allbright, and Logon Wagler; five great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Doug Kidwell of Brownstown; sister-in-law, Gloria Hawkins of Bedford, Carolyn Hawkins of Bedford, Vivian Spencer of Terre Haute, and Ruth Compton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; son, James R. Williams; brothers, George C. Hawkins, Zelbert Hawkins and Mike Hawkins; sisters, Lois Hardwick and Mary Kidwell; and brother-in-law, Robert Hardwick.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Mike Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Union Cemetery or the 39th Street Christian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Benjamin ‘Benny’ Tarr

Oct. 31, 1954 — Oct. 11, 2017

Benjamin “Benny” Tarr, 62, of Bedford, died at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.

Born Oct. 31, 1954, in French Lick, he was the son of Joe and Mildred (Lindsey) Tarr. He married Elaine Chase, and she survives.

Benny was owner of Elaine’s Puppies and had retired from U.S. Gypsum. Benny loved his dogs, I.U. basketball, music and family time.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Tarr of Bedford; his mother, Mildred Tarr of Mitchell; a daughter, Tara (Billy) Powell of Newburgh; grandchildren, Joshua, Cloie and Autumn Powell, all of Newburgh; siblings, Bob Tarr (Gloria) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Lana Duncan (Tim) of Bloomington, Joe Tarr (Marilyn) and Gary Tarr (Teresa), both of Mitchell, Randy Tarr of Bedford, Beverly Chastain (Todd) of Mitchell, Beth Ann Newlin (Bryan) of Orleans, and Sandy Eastridge (Travis) of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Terry and Donald Tarr; a sister, Gail England; and a grandson, Jacob Powell.

The family would like to thank Theresa and Felicia, at Southern Care Hospice, I.U. Health Oncology Group, Dr. Shamloo, Dr. Koneru, Vanessa, at I.U. Health Bloomington, CVS, and Missy Craig from the Sweet Shoppe.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Earl Goen

Earl Goen, 91, Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 10­ a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Service is at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-­Lee Chapel.

October 12, 2017

Virginia Lee ‘Jinny’ (Wells) Richardson

Dec. 18, 1945 — Oct. 9, 2017

Virginia Lee (Wells) Richardson, 71, of Bedford, passed away at 8:25 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family and friends after an extended illness.

She was born on Dec. 18, 1945, in Bedford, to Hubert Wells and Helen Grubb. Jinny married Nathan H. Richardson Jr. in Bedford on Dec. 18, 1995, and he survives.

Jinny was retired from Bloomington Hospital and Bloomington Westside IGA; she was a 1963 graduate of Bedford High School, a devoted Christian and member of Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Jinny was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and beloved friend; she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Nathan Richardson Jr.; sons, Tony W. (Betsy) Hill, Jason D. (Christi) Hill and Nathan Richardson III; daughter, DeAnna A. (Chris) Campbell; grandchildren, Alana Campbell, Natalie Richardson, Austin Hill, Ronin Campbell, Jonathan Richardson, Olivia Hill, Colton Richardson, Eliana Hill and Josiah Hill; and brother, Dennis (Mela) Wells.

A celebration of Virginia’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Hillcrest Christian Church, 1130 Hillcrest Road in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the American Kidney Fund.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Tarr

Benjamin Tarr, 63, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

October 11, 2017

Travis Lee Craig

July 10, 1979 — Oct. 6, 2017

Travis Lee Craig, 38, of Bedford, died at 11:39 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 10, 1979, in Bedford, he was the son of Marvin and Deloris (Roberts) Craig. He married Debbie Parker and she survives.

He was a foreman and saw operator for Big Creek, LLC. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loving husband, father, and friend to all.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie of Bedford; a son, Travis Levi Craig of Bedford; two daughters, Rebecca and Tiffany Craig; two brothers, Christopher Michael Craig of Martin County and Jesse Bryan Craig of Bedford; two sisters, Teresa Lynn Jenkins of Bedford and Jennifer Grey; several cousins, including Jimmy Craig; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Michelle Dawn Craig.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Body of Christ Fellowship, Washington Avenue, Bedford. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Body of Christ Fellowship.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 10, 2017

Travis Lee Craig

Travis Lee Craig, 38, Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Body of Christ Fellowship in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

John D. Roberts

John Dexter Roberts, 76, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Oolitic, died Sept. 23. A memorial service was held Sept. 28, at the Melcher Mortuary in Mesa. Arrangements by Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel in Mesa.

W. Marie (Blackerby) Sebastian

Memorial services for W. Marie (Blackerby) Sebastian, 90, Mitchell, who died Sept. 19, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

October 09, 2017

Larry Wayne Sego

Sept. 30, 1937 — Oct. 3, 2017

Larry Wayne Sego, 80, of Bedford passed away at 8:57 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at his residence.

Larry was born Sept. 30, 1937, in Bedford to William and Edith (Fisher) Sego. In 1954 Larry enlisted in to the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Michigan until he was honorably discharged in 1958. He married Marilyn (Morehouse) Sego on Dec. 20, 1958, and she survives.

Larry was a member of the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford and Sheet Metal Union Local No. 20; he had a love of fishing, golfing, softball, and baseball.

Larry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn Sego; brother, William Jerry Sego; two sons, Anthony Sego and Tracy Sego, all of Bedford; daughter, Susan Sego of Indianapolis; five granddaughters, Ashley (Ryan) Dralle, Kayla (Jordan) Black, Sarah (Amy) Sego, Amanda and Katie Sego; a grandson, Tanner Sego; a stepgrandson, Jerry (Angela) Silvers; 12 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Edith, and great grandson Josiah.

A celebration of life will be from 1-5 on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Legion Post No. 33.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 08, 2017

John Thomas Hobson

April 22, 1935 — Oct. 6, 2017

John Thomas Hobson, 82, of Heltonville, died at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born April 22, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of Ivan Earl and Ellen (Faris) Hobson. He married E. Janice Fite on September 1, 1957, and she survives. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Fairview Community Church, where he was an active elder and sang in the choir. He was a former member of the County Committee Farm Service Agency and a former Pioneer Seed Corn sales representative. He was a member of Farm Bureau, the Beef Cattle Association and had served on several local boards.

Survivors include his wife, Janice, of Heltonville; two sons, John Ed Hobson and wife, Karen, Troy T. Hobson and wife, Kelly, all of Heltonville; a daughter, Nichelle Gerkin, of Bedford; grandchildren, Paige Hobson, Sophia Hobson, Olivia Gerkin, Collin Hobson, Conner Hobson and Zane Hignite; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Reed Hobson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, at the Fairview Community Church, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 9, at the church and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Fairview Community Church Building Fund or Cemetery Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

October 07, 2017

Mary A. (Baker) Scheffel

Jan. 19, 1923 — Oct. 5, 2017

Mary A. Scheffel, 94, of Bedford, passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 5, 2017, at IU Health in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on Jan.19, 1923, to Aden and Stella (Massey) Baker. Mary married Fred J. Scheffel on May 28, 1941, in Mitchell and he preceded her in death after 72 years of marriage on July 15, 2013.

She worked at General Motors and was a homemaker; she was a member of the Bedford First Nazarene Church. Mary enjoyed reading the Bible and praying.

Survivors include a daughter, Carlita S. Milletics of Grantham, Pa.; a grandson, Dennis Harlacher II of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a granddaughter, DeAnn Chandler (Mike) of Gettysburg, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Billy Don Baker, Spencer Baker, Chet Lewis, Russell Lewis and Emmitt Lewis.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Doyle “Dick” Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Ronald Franklin Bugh

Oct. 5, 1948 — Oct. 5, 2017

Ronald Franklin Bugh, 69, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born Oct. 5, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Frank and Grace (Henderson) Bugh. He married Nancy Vint on Sept. 17, 1977, and she survives.

Ronald was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1966. He worked as a truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy of Bedford; two daughters, Melody Lynn Bugh and fiancé Tim Duncan of Mitchell, and Lisa Renee (David) Hood of Corydon; five grandsons, Levi, Dallas and Devin Cobb, and Tyler and Joshua Johnson; one granddaughter-in-law, Teagan Cobb; one stepgranddaughter, Megan Duncan; two stepgrandsons, David and Jeremy Hood; two brothers, Rick (Bonnie) Bugh and Charles (Sandy) Bugh; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Errol Bugh.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

October 06, 2017

Ronald ‘Ron’ Bugh

Ronald “Ron” Bugh, 69, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Mary A. Scheffel

Mary A. (Baker) Scheffel, 94, Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

October 05, 2017

Kellie Jo (Tolbert) Johnson

June 9, 1965 — Oct. 4, 2017

Kellie Jo Johnson, 52, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Ky.

Born June 9, 1965, in Fort Campbell, Ky., she was the daughter of Albert Tolbert and Shirley (Caraway) Bowden. She married Joey R. Johnson June 10, 1983.

Kellie was an LPN and had been employed at Hoosier Uplands and Rest Care Home Health. She was a member of the First Church of God and attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship Church. Kellie graduated from Mitchell High School in 1983.

She loved animals and flowers, and enjoyed being outdoors with friends and family. Kellie was very proud of her boys.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Johnson of Mitchell; sons, Brandon J. Johnson of Mitchell and Kyle Joe Johnson of Mitchell; father and stepmother, Albert and Karen Tolbert of Mitchell; mother and stepfather, Shirley and Wayne Bowden of Mitchell; sister, Shellie (Steve) Hinds of Florida; brothers, Wes (Jeanie) Tolbert of Mitchell and Doug (Carrie) Tolbert of Mitchell; halfsisters, Crystal (Mike) Miller of Mitchell and Christie Steed of Oklahoma; half brother, Jason Bowden of Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship Church with Brother Jerry Allen and the Rev. Paul Flores officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Casketbearers: Brandon Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Wes Tolbert, Doug Tolbert, Trent Guthrie, Zech Chaillaux, and Ronnie Johnson,

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Larry Wayne Sego

Larry Wayne Sego, 80, Bedford, died Tuesday. A memorial service will be from 1-­5 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Bedford American Legion Post No. 33. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Phillip D. ‘Whimpy’ Marlott

Phillip D. “Whimpy” Marlott, 84, Lawrenceburg, formerly of Bedford. died Monday. Private family services were held Tuesday.

October 04, 2017

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Hammond

April 9, 1924 — Oct. 2, 2017

Robert E. “Bob” Hammond, 93, of Bedford, passed away at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Wayne County, Ky., on April 9, 1924, to Denny and Versie (Dalton) Hammond. Bob married Carolyn S. Kidd on March 31, 1978, and she survives.

Bob retired from his own business as a mechanic. He served his country three years during World War II in the Army Air Corps and had two Bronze stars.

He attended Springville Bethel Christian Church as long as he was able.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hammond of Bedford; daughters, Chris Hammond of Mesa, Ariz., and Jennifer (Debbie) King-Kidd of Oolitic; sons, Greg Kidd of Bedford and Mike (Ro) Kidd of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; brother, Del Hammond of Bellevue, Ohio; sister, Elizabeth Jo Powells of California; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 15 brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites by Bedford American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mary Louise (Hughes) Adams

Feb. 18, 1928 — Oct. 2, 2017

Mary Louise Adams, 89, of Bedford, died at 12:45 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at her residence.

Born Feb. 18, 1928 in Sergent, Ky., she was the daughter of Herbert and Tinna (Smith) Hughes. She married Spencer Evans Adams on Nov. 22, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1982.

She was the owner of the RC Bottling Company and retired in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, A.B.W.A., and the Red Hat Society.

Mary lived through many historic eras and was part of the Greatest Generation. She lived through the Depression, World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Her children were part of the Baby Boomer generation. She came from a long line of coal miners and she was a coal miner’s daughter.

World War II had begun when she started her freshman year of high school. She lived on top of a mountain in Eastern Kentucky. During that time with gas being rationed, top priority for transportation was for soldiers and schools became less of a priority. In order to attend school she had to move into an apartment 20 miles away from home, and get a job to pay for the apartment. This was quite a culture shock for a young mountain girl who had made very few trips to the big city. But, there were good parts also, she and her roommates would save money to make fudge and have fudge making parties on the weekend or go to the movie and every other weekend she would try to find a ride to go home.

The war ended in 1945 and she met her future husband, Spencer Adams, in early 1946. On Nov. 22, 1946, they eloped and she became a coal miner’s wife. In 1954, he was offered a job in Virginia, where they moved and raised their children until 1961. In 1961, they purchased the Bedford RC Cola plant and the family has remained in the area since. They sold the plant in 1980 and retired. She traveled with her husband all across the US, Europe and South America.

After losing her husband in 1982 she continued to travel, visit relatives and help raise grandchildren. She loved her family, traveling, good food, and needle work.

She was a wonderful cook and was famous for her chicken and dumplings and her homemade rolls, which no one in the family has been able to duplicate.

The family always said she had nine lives because of many health issues that most people thought she couldn’t overcome. She fought hard to the very end.

She was a wonderful woman and will be missed forever by family and friends.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra Daugherty and her children, Elizabeth Gaither, and Scott, Leah Hillenburg and Phil, Teri Taylor and Derrick and Michelle Smith; son, Spencer H. Adams and Wendy Boyer, his children, Spencer W. Adams and Denise; son, Gary L. Adams and Debbie, and their children, Cinnamon Howell and Freddy, Atalie Anderson and Nikiha, David Sexton; daughter, Rhonda G. Goins, and children, Anon Goins and Crystal, and Audrey Goins; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son-in-law, Dan Daugherty; a daughter-in-law, Carla (Cassidy) Adams; and two sisters, Audrey Richie and Irma McCubbin.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Miriam A. ‘Mimi’ Dickerson

Nov. 28, 1945 — Sept. 29, 2017

Miriam A. “Mimi” Dickerson, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at her residence.

Born Nov. 28, 1945, in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of George and Louise Cooley.

She married Dick Dickerson on June 12, 1981, and he survives.

Miriam attended Englewood Baptist Church. She was a retired Registered Nurse, in Kissimmee, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, Dick Dickerson of Bedford; five children; and one sister, Jayne Brechbill.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor David Ferry officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Randy E. Canfield

Feb. 8, 1953 — Oct. 2, 2017

Randy Earl Canfield, 64, of Mitchell, passed away at 1:34 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, 2017, at IU Health in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on Feb. 8, 1953, to Emerson and Marie (Hall) Canfield. He was a 1971 graduate of Mitchell High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran; he retired from NWSC Crane and was a member of the Mitchell V.F.W. Post No. 9107.

Survivors include his daughters, Melonie (Mark) Bultman of Bloomington and Brandi (Lucas) Gladson of Bedford; grandchildren, Stephanie Bultman, Kortni Taylor, Danielle Baker, Nathan Baker, Jayci Howe, Jordyn Gladson and Brian Martin; two brothers, Mike Canfield of Mitchell and Bo Canfield; and sister, Jeri Dotts of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jan Canfield and Donald Canfield; and two sisters, Charlene Dotts and Gwen Passmore.

Celebration of Randy’s life will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with military rites by the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250.

October 03, 2017

Martha J. Cikanek

Aug. 14, 1940 — Oct. 2, 2017

Martha J. Reynolds Cikanek, 77, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Core Nursing and Rehab.

Martha was born on Aug. 14, 1940, in Sparksville, to Lewis Everett Reynolds and Flavya Huffman Reynolds both of whom preceded her in death.

She graduated from Medora High School in 1958 and from LPN school. Martha retired as a nurse from the Hospitality House and Crowder’s Diabetic Specialty Department in Bedford. She also worked as a nurse at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill.

Martha was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church. She loved to play the organ and piano for many church services, weddings, and funerals.

She is survived by children, Brian (Barb) Brewer, Springfield, Ill., Kelly Brewer Dodd, Springfield, Ill., and Jacqueline (Ted) Iaun, Hampton, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Chelsey Brewer, Courtney Brewer, Brooklynn Brewer, Sarah Dodd (Adam) Goone, Katie Dodd (David) Swartz, Carson Brewer and Valerie Irene Dodd, all of Springfield, Ill., Jill Iaun (Michael) McClendon, Joshua Iaun and Jack Iaun, all of Hampton, Ga.; and six great-grandchildren. Martha is also survived by three sisters, Ruth Hook of Springfield, Ill., Judy Guy, Fishers,and Rebecca Kidd of Bedford; and one brother, Kenneth Reynolds of Salem.

She was preceded her in death by three sisters, Helen Reichenba, Ila Jean and Christina Motsinger, and three brothers, Lewis Eugene Reynolds, Arthur Wayne Reynolds, and Edwin E. Reynolds.

Services were held at Proctor Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Arrangements were handled through Hague Funeral Home in Medora.

Norma Jean (Terry) Bower

April 29, 1931 — Sept. 29, 2017

Norma Jean Bower, 86, of Bedford passed away at 10:55 a.m on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

She was born in Indianapolis on April 29, 1931, to Arnold Terry and Ruth (Bryant) Terry. She was a 1949 graduate of Huron High School. Norma Jean married Darwin Boer Jr. on Nov. 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 10, 1992.

She was a homemaker and loved to play bingo at the American Legion.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie (Larry) Gilliatt; one son, Darwin “Butch” Bower; one brother, Ronald Terry; four sisters, Delores “DeeDee” Tincher, Rebecca Osteen, Mary Jane Hudson and Doris Terry all of Lawrence County, six grandchildren; and 12 greatggrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Ross Bower; and brother Don Terry.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Private burial services will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alta M. Cox

July 25, 1930 — Sept. 30, 2017

Alta Mae (Hardin) Cox, 87, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born July 25, 1930, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Calvert Kelso and Hilma Anne (Parsons) Hardin. She married Dennis Parks in 1950, and later married Donald Cox in 1968. He preceded her in death in 1975.

Alta was a certified nursing assistant and had been employed at the Gorge and Medco Center. She graduated from French Lick High School in 1950 and was an animal lover.

Survivors include her children, Diane Groves of Bedford, Bob Parks of West Baden Springs, Deidra Parks of Orleans and Michelle Patton of Paoli; grandchildren, Jeff Buffington, Kristie Buffington, Mindy Pendley, Jeremy Parks, Chad Parks, Erica Meredith, Kyle Cox and Tyler Cox, 13 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; grandson, Jordan Groves; and siblings, Calvert Donald Hardin, Vesta Arnold Hardin and Anna Marie Doerphinghaus, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Mary L. Adams

Mary Louise (Hughes) Adams, 89, Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Randy E. Canfield

Memorial service for Randy Earl Canfield, 64, Mitchell, who died Monday, will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Beverly A. Young

Beverly Ann (Stancombe) Young, 58, Norman, died Monday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

October 02, 2017

Jackie Lee Arnold

Feb. 17, 1934 — Sept. 30, 2017

Jackie Lee Arnold, 83, passed away Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Feb. 17, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Russell and Zemro (Price) Arnold. He married Loretta Hall Feb. 14, 1953, and she preceded him in death May 24, 2011.

Jackie retired from General Motors. He enjoyed cards, bottle collecting, gardening, and yard sales. He had hunting and fishing running through his blood. The only thing he loved more was his family.

Survivors include his children, Cathy (Ed) Anderson of Mitchell, Tammy (Jon) Mallot of Mitchell, Kimberly Dee (Troy Johnston) Brinkworth of Mitchell, Jeramie Arnold of Bedford and Stephanie (Jason) McCameron of Mitchell; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sue Griffin of Bedford and Janice (Doug) Kimble of Mitchell.

His parents; wife; sons, Timmy Arnold and Joey Arnold; brothers, Bill Arnold, David Arnold and Bobby Arnold; and grandson, D.J. Tarr, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Mary L. Adams

Mary Louise (Hughes) Adams, 89, Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Miriam A. Dickerson

Miriam A. “Mimi” (Cooley) Dickerson, 71, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson­-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

October 01, 2017

Norma Jean Bower

Norma Jean (Terry) Bower, 86, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. No services are planned.

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