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Obituaries – September 2012

Obituaries – September 2012

September 30, 2012 Robert C. Williams June 24, 1937 — Sept. 28, 2012 Robert C. Williams, 75, of Bedford, died at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at White River Lodge in Bedford. Born June 24, 1937, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Clay O. and Marjorie (Anderson) Williams. He was a heavy equipment operator and production supervisor retiring in 1981. He married Janet S. Bradford on June 8, 1956 and she preceded him in death on December 6, 2004. Survivors include three daughters, Belinda Sue Holt of Mitchell, Shayne Marie Brown and her husband James of New Albany and Teresa Lynn Sanders and her husband Donnie of Mitchell; two sisters, Mary Padgett and Shirley Brinegar, both of Bedford; grandchildren, Tim and Nathan Childers, Robert Holt, Jacob and Jordan Scalf, and Mason and Makenzie Williams; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Clayton Arthur Williams; and a son-in-law, Roy Holt. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rodney Reynolds and Rev. Donnie Sanders officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, October 1, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Robert at www.daycarter.com. September 29, 2012 Dovie Chastain Aug. 21, 1921 — Sept. 28, 2012 Dovie Chastain, 91, of Bedford, died at 1:45 am on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Stonebridge Health Campus. Born Aug. 21, 1921, in Martin County she was the daughter of Woodson and Sara (Pipher) Hamilton. She married Carl Chastain on May 30, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1992. She was a homemaker and attended the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanie Kirkman and husband Ross of Greencastle. and Delilah Hayes and husband John of Springville; grandchildren Holly Wiram and husband Shawn, Shelly Sheese and husband Jeff, Jeff Hayes and wife Joni and Kevin Hayes; great grandchildren, Karina Stitzle, Taylor Hayes, Hannah Hayes and Ronald Sheese; a sister, Irene Hill; sisters-in-law, Judy Hamilton and Virginia (Hamilton) Brown. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Opal, Raymond, James, William, John, Roe and Gordon Hamilton; sisters, Della Piper, Mary Johnson Jones, Lillian Sipes and Maggie Hunt. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dovie at www.daycarter.com Barbara June Brown Barbara June Brown, 79, passed away Thursday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Orleans Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Liberty Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church. September 28, 2012 Kenneth W. Miles June 19, 1929 — Sept. 25, 2012 Kenneth W. Miles, 83 of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday evening at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Born June 19, 1929 in North Vernon, he was the son of Alva Ford and Dora M. (Hicks) Miles. He married Mary B. (Suzy) Snow on Oct. 15, 1966 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 2006. He retired from Indiana Insurance Co. in Indianapolis in 1990 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, B.P.O.E. No. 826 in Bedford, Ball State University Alumni Assoc. and director and past president of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include a granddaughter, Jacquie Rosen and husband, Mike; two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a stepdaughter, Marihelen Edwards; a sister, A. Pauline James and a son-in-law, Jack Edwards. Graveside service will be conducted at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Green Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Assoc. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Kenneth at www.daycarter.com. Ambrose J. Craig Oct. 7, 1935 — Sept. 26, 2012 Ambrose J. Craig, 76, of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. He was born Oct. 7, 1935, to William Omer and Constance (Duncan) Miller in Bedford. Ambrose was a U.S. Marine and U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked for Sears and Roebuck as a repairman. Ambrose was a member of the American Legion, Scout Leader Troop No. 340, and enjoyed gardening. Surviving family members include his son, Monty Craig and his wife Cris of Hope; grandchildren, Logan, Adam, Sarah, Graham, and Emma Craig; second wife, Judy Harlow Craig; brothers, Gary Omer Craig of Bedford and Roy Craig of Mitchell; half brothers, Dave Miller of Spencer and Steve Miller of Ellettsville; and sisters, Janet Hall of Springville, Donna Scheffell of Columbus and Marie Baker Deckard of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Craig; sisters, Eva Smith and Reva Langley; and first wife, Doris Irene (Kern) Craig. Service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House or the American Kidney Foundation. Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends may send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org. Jeffrey J. Brothers Aug. 26, 1959 — Sept. 27, 2012 Jeffrey J. “Jeff” Brothers, age 53, of West Baden Springs, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday at his residence. Jeff was born on Aug. 26, 1959, in Indianapolis, to Everett Leonard and Vivian Maxine (McCracken) Brothers. He married Deborah Boyd on Oct. 10, 1981 in Boonville, and she survives. He was a 1977 graduate of Springs Valley High School and a 1981 graduate of Oakland City University and later obtained his Master’s Degree from Walden University. He was the elementary and junior high school art teacher with Springs Valley Community Schools and had previously worked at the Springs Valley Bank and Trust. He was a member of the Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell, the Springs Valley Education Foundation, and the Hoosier Hills Emmaus Community where he had worked several walks. He enjoyed art and fishing with his son. He was an avid sports fan, but his favorite teams were the Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Raiders, and IU Hoosiers. He loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Debby Brothers of West Baden; son, Cody Brothers of Carbondale, Ill.; and daughter, Cassandra Kellams and husband Nathan of Evansville; and a grandchild on the way. He is also survived by brother, Robert Leonard Brothers of West Baden; and sisters, Cheri Sue Brothers, Tina Jo Brothers, and Lisa Ann Brothers, all of West Baden; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dean and Joy Boyd of Livingston, Texas; and cousins, Tony and Lynn Jones of Newburgh. He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Kenny and Kay Boyd. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Springs Valley High School auditorium with the Rev. Kyle Siegfred officiating. Interment will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary and from noon until the service on Sunday at the auditorium. Family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springs Valley Education Foundation, c/o Orange County Community Foundation, 112 West Water Street, Paoli, Indiana 47454. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com. Carolyn Westfall May 25, 1944 — Sept. 26, 2012 Carolyn Sue Westfall, 68, Orleans, died Wednesday at her home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday. Barbara J. Brown Barbara June Brown, 79, Mitchell, died Thursday morning at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Dovie Chastain Dovie Chastain, 91, of Bedford, died at 1:45 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. September 27, 2012 Tiffany A. Porter Jan. 24, 1976 — Sept. 25, 2012 Tiffany Ann Porter, 36, Mitchell, passed away at 5:14 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. Born Jan. 24, 1976, in Salem, she was the daughter of James and Donna (Kemple) Mattingly. She married Gary Duane “Tigger” Porter Jan. 26, 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hillbilly 500. Surviving are her husband, Gary “Tigger” Porter of Mitchell; sons, Gary James Porter of Orleans and Christopher Daeton Porter, at home; her mother and stepfather, Donna and Gary Bell of Mitchell; siblings, Robin (Doug) Duncan, Elvis (Jamie) Mattingly, Nikki Andrews, and Brian (Jari) Mattingly, all of Mitchell; Deana (Derek) Graves and Catina (Jason) Lawyer of Orleans; and Stephanie Houchin and Tiffany (Danny) Watterson of Bedford. Her father, James Mattingly; and grandparents, Ronnie and Mildred Kemple and Walter and Mary Mattingly, preceded her in death. Graveside service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Casketbearers: Jeremy Dotts, Shirley Dotts, David Porter, Doug Duncan, Elvis Mattingly and Danny Kemple. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Norma Ritchison May 14, 1923 — Sept. 25, 2012 Norma C. Ritchison, 89, Mitchell, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Born May 14, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Willard and Rowena (Burton) Bridges. She married Roy R. Ritchison Dec. 23, 1939, and he preceded her in death Aug. 14, 2011. Norma was a homemaker and had been employed at Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and Kmart. She was a graduate of Huron High School and a member of the Huron Church of God. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and growing roses. Surviving are sons, Stanley Philip (Sandy) Ritchison and Darrell “Joe” (Kathy) Ritchison, all of Bedford; daughter, Debra Lynn (Michael) Mullins of Spencer; grandchildren, Shelley Denise Allen of Greensburg, Kimberly Diane (Denice) Torres of Clinton, N.J., Stanley Philip (Linda) Ritchison II of Brownsburg, Jeffrey (Samantha) Perry of Arizona, Dustin Perry of Bedford, Josh (Jessica) Britt of Martinsville, Bryce (Stacey) Mann of Mitchell, Landon (Amy) Lindley of Fayetteville, Jodi Wright of Bedford, and Sherrie Renee Gorrell of Kansas; several great-grandchildren; and a half brother, Larry Gene Bridges of Bedford. Her parents; husband; daughter, Julia Rose Gorrell; son, Roger Wayne Ritchison; sister, Lola Bowden; and brother, Earl Burton, preceded her in death. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Port William Cemetery with Pastor Randall Corbin officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Memorial Gifts: Port William Cemetery Association, 3127 Kings Ridge Road, Mitchell, Indiana 47446 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Kenneth W. Miles June 19, 1929 — Sept. 25, 2012 Kenneth W. Miles, 83, Bedford, died Tuesday evening at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday in Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions: American Lung Association Cathy M. Allman Nov. 5, 1976 — Sept. 26, 2012 Cathy M. Allman, 35, Norman, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Kurtz Cemetery. Donations may be made to Jones Funeral Home. September 26, 2012 John Gary Burrell Aug. 4, 1954 — Sept. 20, 2012 John Gary Burrell, 58, of Bedford, died at 6:53 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Cremation was chosen. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Tiffany A. Porter Jan. 24, 1976 — Sept. 25, 2012 Tiffany Ann Porter, 36, Mitchell, died Tuesday at her residence. Graveside service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Bethel Cemetery near Orleans. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Norma Ritchison May 14, 1923 — Sept. 25, 2003 Norma C. Ritchison, 89, died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Port William Cemetery. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Kenneth W. Miles Kenneth W. Miles, 83, of Bedford, died at 11:21 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. September 25, 2012 Alma M. Herbert May 8, 1940 — Sept. 23, 2012 Alma M. Herbert, 72, Bedford, died at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. Born May 8, 1940, in Sunman, she was the daughter of Lawrence Dierckman and Marie (Federle) Dierckman. She was retired from service in several Lawrence County Offices and was currently working part-time in the Lawrence County Clerk’s Office. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store; and was a board member with the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Dept. Surviving are one daughter, Lynn (Joe) Stowell of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, Rod (Bridgett) Herbert of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Ann Herbert of Baltimore, Md., Audrey Herbert, Chicago, Ill., and Emily and Benjamin Herbert of Fort Wayne; five sisters, Thelma Rose Shornick of Milan, Evelyn Hornberger of Sunman, Anna Mae Callahan of St. Leon, Myrtle Hildebrand of Sunman and Carol Jean Knue of Waco, Texas; three brothers, Arnold Dierckman of Sunman, Ronald Dierckman of Florida and Roger Dierckman of Holton. She was preceded in death by her parents. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Sunman at 3 p.m. Friday. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Bedford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Janice Lee Holmes Jan. 28, 1938 — Sept. 24, 2012 Janice Lee Holmes, 74, of Springville, died at 4:54 a.m. on Monday at her residence. Born Jan. 28, 1938, she was the daughter of Estel and Nancy (Flynn) Turner. She married Keith Holmes on Nov. 7, 1956, and he survives. She was a graduate of Needmore High School with the Class of 1956. She retired from RCA after 32 years of service. She was a member of the Bethel Christian Church and loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Keith of Springville; one son, Garry Holmes of Springville; three grandsons, Ricky Holmes and wife Robin of Springville, Eric Holmes and wife Cherie of Heltonville and Devon Holmes of Bedford; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cruz, C`aira and Celina. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Derald Turner. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Self officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Janice at www.daycarter.com. Tiffany A. Porter Tiffany Ann Porter, 36, died at 5:14 a.m. today at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. September 24, 2012 Thomas E. Todd Nov. 19, 1928 — Sept. 21, 2012 Thomas Edwin “Tom” Todd, 83, of Bedford, died at 9:13 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Nov. 19, 1928, in Heltonville, he was the son of Lois E. (Meadows) and Thomas M. Todd. He married Carol M. Feltner on Sept. 30, 1950, and she survives. Tom was a U.S. Navy Veteran and retired businessman. He owned Todd’s Petroleum and Todd & Craig Angus. He was a charter member of the Heltonville Area Veterans. Tom was also a former member of the Tri-County Bass Club. He was a member of the American Angus Association, Southern Indiana Angus Association, Cecil Martin American Legion Post 250, and the Englewood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Carol; two sons, Danny W. Todd of Bedford and Thomas E. Todd II and wife Carol A. of Bedford; one daughter, Debbie L. Craig and husband Jerry A. of Bedford; a special son, Cecil R. Blackwell of Bedford; four grandchildren, Daniel I. Todd and wife Danielle R., TJ Todd, Tina M. Todd and Trevor A. Craig and wife Melinda D.; nine great-grandchildren, Chloe Todd, Skyy Shake, Zayne Shake, Addy Ratliff, Thairon Todd Ratliff, Thomas Bryce Todd, Landen Todd, Ty Craig, Trey Craig; and one brother, Lionel E. Todd of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Virginia Deckard; and one brother, Forrest “Dean” Todd. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesdayat the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery with military rites by the Cecil Martin American Legion Post 250. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24th at the Englewood Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Tom at www.daycarter.com. Charles G. Ragsdale Feb. 11, 1922 — Sept. 22, 2012 Charles G. Ragsdale, 90, of Bedford, died at 1:18 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health, Bedford Hospital. Born Feb. 11, 1922, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles O. and Nellie P. Ragsdale. He first married Dorothy I. Lawhead and she died July 12, 1969; he then married Anne Duncan and she died April 7, 2007. He was a maintenance worker at GM Powertrain, Bedford, retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Christian Church, Bedford, and the U.A.W., Local No. 440. Surviving are two daughters, Susan (John) Dowling of Bedford and Lori (Tony) Ellett of Bloomington; two sons, Stephen Duncan of Springville and Harry Scott (Dee) Duncan of Bedford; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Ragsdale of Bedford; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; both spouses; one son, Michael E. Ragsdale and one brother, Mansil G. Ragsdale. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with the Rev. Mark Calvert-Rosenberger officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Andrew Carl Bair June 5, 1945 — Sept. 21, 2012 Andy Bair passed away on Friday at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Andy was born June 5, 1945, to Tilford and Alice (Haungs) Bair in Bedford. Andy attended St. Vincent de Paul Elementary and Jr. High School and graduated from Shawswick High School, Class of 1963. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington for one year. He married Janice K. Morrison in 1967 and she passed away in 1998. He married Bonnie (Butler) Arthur in 2007. He began his career as a carry-out boy at the old Kroger store in Bedford. Eventually he became manager of the Thrif-T-Mart grocery store in Bedford, and after its closing, he managed the Scot-Lad Foods grocery store in Columbus, for one year. He worked briefly for General Motors, and then became sales manager for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Bedford from 1979 until it closed in 1987. He continued to work in sales for Coca-Cola in Jasper, until he retired in 2000. He had been a member of the Exchange Club during the 1980s, and was a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Andy was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Janice Bair; his father-in-law, Carroll Morrison; brother-in-law Jay Morrison; nephew Joseph Morrison; and numerous aunts and uncles. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie (Butler) Arthur Bair; one son, Chuck (Ava) Bair of Bedford; one brother, Sam (Terri) Bair of Bedford; three stepchildren, Jeff (Valerie) Arthur, Sandi (Bryan) Imhoff, both of Bedford; and Lori (Doug) Phillips of English; three grandchildren, Sam, Jacob and Alice Bair; eight stepgrandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay and Paul Imhoff, Jerrad, Jobe and Jess Arthur and Danielle and Taylor Phillips. Andy was an accomplished gardener, winemaker, taxidermist, oil-painting artist and aerobic pilot, having tended an orchard of over 50 fruit trees and owning several small planes throughout the years. Andy was most accomplished as an outdoorsman. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, learning from his father, Tilford Bair. Andy traveled from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf Coast hunting and fishing, and had taken several Pope and Young record book large game animals with a primitive longbow and arrows he made himself. More important to Andy than the trips he went on and the animals he hunted was his legacy of promoting the benefits and joy of the outdoors to others. Andy was a volunteer hunter education and safety instructor for several decades, teaching safety and respect to hundreds of students. Andy mentored dozens of people throughout his lifetime, passing along his respect for nature and love of the outdoors. He was an avid member of Ducks Unlimited and served as emcee at their annual banquet for many years. He also donated many of the ducks he had preserved with taxidermy to the nature center at Spring Mill State Park. In addition to spending time in the outdoors, Andy was a devoted husband to his loving wife Bonnie; an amazing father to Chuck, Jeff, Sandi and Lori; and a fabulous grandfather to all of his grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Brother Marty Speer officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Andy’s name to Ducks Unlimited. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Maxine H. Johnson Sept. 26, 1915 — Sept. 22, 2012 Maxine H. (King) Johnson, 96, passed away on Sept. 22, 2012, at Johnson Christian Village. She was one week shy of her 97th birthday. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Russell, as well as her prematurely-born son, Terry Russell. Her parents Frank and Cora King; and sisters, Virginia Brooks King and Mary (Joe) Boarman, also preceded her in death. Maxine had lived her entire life between Oolitic and Bedford. She spent 26 winters in North Fort Myers, Fla., and her last two years were spent at Johnson Christian Village. She was a 56 year member of Bedford First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for a number of years. She worked at M. Fine and Sons for 46 years. Surviving Maxine is a son, Tracy (Isabel); grandchildren, Ann (Lucas Wilson), Jean and Russell; as well as nieces and nephews, Mary Jo (Jim) Eggers, Penny (Bob) Shope, Mark Boarman, Lisa (Tom) Freije and Jerry (Jane) Rilly. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Donations may be made in memory of Maxine to the Gideons International Bible Memorial. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Johnson Christian Village for their love and care. Suella L. Martin June 13, 1945 — Sept. 21, 2012 Suella L. “Suzie” Martin, 67, Williams, passed away at 7:37 p.m. on Friday at I.U. Health Bloomington. Born June 13, 1945, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph K. and Ruth “Curley” (Webster) Wray. She was formerly married to Larry D. Martin. She was owner of Bedford Telephone Answering Service for 20 years. Suzie graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963, and was also a graduate of Cosmetology School of Indianapolis. Surviving are her children, Tobi Lynn (Jason Kindred) Todd of Freetown, Jami Rene Lewis of Williams and L.D. (Jennifer) Martin of Bedford; brothers, Eddie G. (Tammie) Wray of Bedford, Delbert D. (Kim) Wray of Salem and Joe (Jill) Wray of Nashville; sister-in-law, Yvonne Wray of Columbus; grandchildren, Tiffany and Savannah Todd, Echo Rene Voorhies and Chloe and Corey Martin; great-grandchildren, Irelande Todd, Ella and Wyatt Voorhies; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews Her parents; and brother, Robert D. Wray, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Richard Tallman and Pastor Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Janice Holmes Janice Holmes, 74, Springville, died at 4:54 a.m. on Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. September 23, 2012 Doris E. Gardin Sept. 6, 1932 — Sept. 21, 2012 Doris E. Gardin, 80, of Bedford, died at 4 p.m., on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Mitchell Manor. Born on September 6, 1932, in Brownstown, she was the daughter of Oren Huber and Ruth (Whitcomb) Huber. Doris married Roy Gardin in 1960 and he preceded her in death in 1997. She taught high school math at Valparaiso, Shawswick and Mitchell. Doris received her Master’s degree from Hanover College and was a member of the Beta Phi chapter of the Alpha Omicorn Pi Sorority. She was also a member of the Surprise Methodist Church and then Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford. Doris loved and owned rescued animals, and she enjoyed working on the farm with her husband after her retirement. Survivors include one brother, Dr. Tom Huber of Watkinsville, GA; one sister, Olive Campbell of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Richard and Bill Huber. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 24, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Acme Cemetery in Surprise, IN. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 24. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society or the Surprise Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Doris at www.daycarter.com. Charles Ragsdale Charles Ragsdale, 90, of Bedford, died Saturday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Thomas Edwin Todd Thomas Edwin Todd, 83, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Andrew C. ‘Andy’ Bair Andrew C. “Andy” Bair, 67, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Suella L. ‘Suzie’ Martin Suella L. “Suzie” Martin, 67, of Williams, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. September 22, 2012 Maj. David R. Logan March 26, 1930 — Sept. 21, 2012 Maj. David R. Logan, 82, of Mitchell, died at 4:30 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born March 26, 1930, in Belvidere, Ill., he was the son of Joseph P. and Josephine (Chapman) Logan. He married Cathryn Foster in June of 1954 in Evansville; she preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Charles City, Iowa High School, and attended Evansville University. He was a retired Major of the Salvation Army. Major Logan served in the Salvation Army in many locations in the Midwest, until he chose to retire in Lawrence County in 2004. He was also a Kiwanis Club member for over 50 years. Surviving are his son, Samuel Logan; and granddaughter, Cathryn Logan, both of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Mary Jo Logan; two brothers and one sister. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Maj. Charles McCarty and Capt, Donna Rose officiating. Final arrangements will be handled by Boone Funeral Home in Evansville, with burial in Park Lawn Memorial Park, Evansville, IN. Friends may call on Sunday, 4–8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Lawrence County, Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. John W. Stipp Nov. 9, 1914 — Sept. 21, 2012 John W. Stipp, 97, of Bedford, died at 4:27 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Nov. 9, 1914, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Virgil and Grace Jackson Stipp. He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1934 and Purdue University in 1940. Survivors include his wife, Marie; one son, Joe Mark Stipp and wife Brenda of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Cathy Stipp Forbes of Atlanta, Ga.; and one grandson, John Noel Stipp and wife Beth of Chicago, Ill.. John attended First Christian Church and was a member of Masonic Lodge F&AM in North Vernon, Scottish Rites, Valley of Indianapolis, Retired Teachers Association, American Legion and Military Officers Association of America. He married Marie Cave on March 24, 1940 at Vallonia, where he taught Vocational Agriculture at Vallonia High School.He enlisted as a commissioned officer in World War II, proudly and honorably serving on the U.S.S. Schneck in the Atlantic Theatre. Later he returned to teaching in Jennings and Decatur counties and ended his teaching career at Shawswick High School. He was a dedicated teacher and was highly regarded by his students. Private services will be held. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary. September 21, 2012 Alvin Gaddy March 16, 1946 — Sept. 19, 2012 Alvin Gaddy, 66, Mitchell, died at 7:58 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Maj. David Logan Maj. David R. Logan, 82, of Mitchell, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford September 20, 2012 Ralph E. Baker Oct. 4, 1931 — Sept. 18, 2012 Ralph Eugene “Gene” Baker, 70, of Brownsburg, passed away at Seton Hospital in Indianapolis on Tuesday. He was born in Martin County to the late Hazel Rainey and Willie Baker. Ralph attended Oolitic High School. He later went to work at Times-Mail in Bedford. He served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. He worked at Paul Egenolf & Associates as a machinist. He then retired from Herff Jones in 1997. He was a member of the Clermont Christian Church. Ralph is survived by his wife, Janice Baker; daughter Phetney Cleveland; two stepdaughters, Joanna Rutenbeck of Port Townsend, Wash. and Jeanna Petry of Fishers; six grandchildren; a brother, Bob Baker of Olympia, Wash. and sister, Nan Faubian of Bedford. He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter and a daughter-in-law. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Clermont Christian Church in Clermont. Graveside services will be in Owensburg Cemetery in Greene County at 11 a.m. on Friday. Online guestbook at www.matthewsmortuary.com. Fred A. Carter Dec. 12, 1927 — Sept. 18, 2012 Fred A. Carter, 84, Williams, died on Tuesday at his residence. Private services will be held. Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. September 19, 2012 Peer R. Pearson May 10, 1929 — Sept. 17, 2012 Peer R. “Pete” Pearson, 83, Bedford, died at 11:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Born May 10, 1929, in Norwood, Mass., he was the son of Reinhold and Anna (Ladin) Pearson. He married Lucille Beedie Luttrell on May 27, 1967, and she survives. He was a truck driver, last working for Covey Trucking, Bedford, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; a member of the Teamster’s Union, local No. 135; and a past member of the Bedford Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Pearson, Bedford; one son, Pete Pearson; four daughters, Ruth, Linda and Mary, all of Boston, Mass., and Beth Steinwalt of Martinsville; one stepdaughter, Cathy VanMeter of Bedford; two stepsons, Jon (Terry) Luttrell and Kevin Luttrell, both of Bedford; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eric Pearson of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two stepsons, Doug and Greg Luttrell. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Zoretta M. Faubion Aug. 1, 1919 — Sept. 16, 2012 Zoretta Marie Faubion, 93, of Heltonville, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday. Zoretta was the daughter of Perry Lane and Cornelia Ann (Sowders) Kinser and was born in Pleasant Run Township on Aug. 1, 1919. She married Clarel Ivan Faubion on April 9, 1938. She retired from Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington and the Heltonville Store. She was a member of the Baptist faith. In recent years she attended the Heltonville Christian Church. She was very active in church work. She also loved to be outside, working in her flowers even when her declining health made it difficult to do so. She was a wonderful cook. Her family members have received many of her beautiful needlework projects. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Kay (Philip) Mitchell; and son, Larry Dale Faubion. Grandchildren include Kim (Kyle) Ray, Brian (Micah) Faubion, Scott (Barb) Mitchell, Lisa (Jackie) Jean, Barry Faubion, Stacy (Tony) Kline and Jamie (Michael) Hayes. Great-grandchildren are Amy Flick, MegAnn Norman, Mary Ellen Endris, Camron Faubion, Kaitlyn, Lauren and Molly Mitchell, Caleb and Eli Ray, Jerrett, Jaylann and Jessie Faubion, Dane and Ky Fountain, Laney and Garrett Hayes. Great-great-grandchildren are Peyton and Kain Houpt, Kasyn Flick, Rilynn and Eleanor Fountain and EmmaLynn Marie Endris. Preceding her in death were her husband, Clarel on Aug. 29, 2000; and their son, Jerry Lee Faubion on May 15, 1998. She was the last of her family with brothers, Zorn, Zelber, Zanford; and sisters, Zella, Zola, Zelpha, Zona, Zelda and Zalayla preceding her in death. Friends may call at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Stevens and the Rev. Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at the Gilgal Cemetery. Thomas E. Ray July 15, 1926 — Sept. 18, 2012 Thomas E. Ray, 86, of Mitchell, passed away at 4 a.m. on Tuesday at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. He was born on July 15, 1926, in Lawrence County to Ralph G. and Margrete A. (Thurman) Ray. Thomas married Frankie L. (Copeland) Ray on Sept. 4, 1948, in Plainfield, and she survives. Thomas was a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1944, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired Tool & Die Maker at Essex in Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Frankie L. Ray of Mitchell; one son, Jack Van Osdol of Indianapolis; one daughter, Betty L. Coffey of Florida; two brothers, Robert E. Ray of Orleans and Jackie D. Ray of Plymouth; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Entombment will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. There will be no funeral service; his wish was to be cremated. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. David W. Wagner April 5, 1955 — Sept. 17, 2012 David W. Wagner, 57 of Bloomington, died at 7:35 a.m. Monday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at the mortuary. September 18, 2012 Ervin G. Otte Dec. 8, 1934 — Sept. 17, 2012 Ervin G. Otte, 77, of Bedford, died Monday at Rolling Hills Health Care in New Albany. Born Dec. 8, 1934, in Jackson County, he was the son of Francis and Ruth (Ayres) Otte. He married Nancy Sue (Hite) on April 9, 1960, and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2008. He was a retired Lawrence County Extension Agent, a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, Rotary International, IFYE, Cub Scouts and was involved with numerous Foreign Exchange Students. He also served in the National Guard. Survivors include, one son, Alan Otte and wife Kathy of Crandall; six grandchildren, Sgt. Nathan Otte of Fort Lewis, Wash., stationed in Afghanistan, Jessika Otte of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jason McConnell of Louisville, Ky., Jennesy McConnell of Corydon, Jennifer Shouse of Austin, and Sgt. Ryan Shouse and wife Sara of Miramar-San Diego, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren, Marshall Robbins, and Gage and Jace Shouse; and two brothers, Lloyd Otte of Crothersville and Ralph Otte of Cortland. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Nancy; one son, Brian Otte; and two brothers, Marshall and Earl Otte. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Chuck Groth officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nancy S. Otte Scholarship Fund. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Ervin at www.daycarter.com. Peer R. Pearson Peer R. “Pete” Pearson, 83, of Bedford, died at 11:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. David W. Wagner David W. Wagner, 57, of Bloomington, died Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. September 17, 2012 Nancy C. Mowery July 8, 1941 — Sept. 15, 2012 Nancy C. Mowery, 71, Columbus, died at 5 a.m. Saturday at her residence. She was born July 8, 1941, in Bedford, the daughter of Herschel and Virginia Mae Roberts Massey. She married Robert Mowery on Nov. 1, 1963, in Columbus, and he survives. She had worked for Saps Bakery serving in the accounting department. Nancy enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving with her husband, Robert “Bob” Mowery of Columbus; are a daughter, Kristi Mowery of Columbus; a son, Michael (Christy) Mowery of North Vernon; grandchildren, Amanda (Nick) Jones of Columbus, Hannah Mowery of Columbus, and Brooke and Taylor Mowery of North Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street in Columbus with the Rev. Ron Bridgewater officiating. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made at www.myers-reed.com. Roy H. Baker Roy Herbert “Bud” Baker, 75, Bedford died at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Hospital in Bedford. Direct cremation was chosen with no services, Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ervin G. Otte Ervin G. Otte, 77, of Bedford, died this morning at Rolling Hills Health Care in New Albany. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Zoretta M. Faubion Zoretta Marie Faubion, 83, Heltonville, died Sunday evening. Arrangements are pending at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. September 16, 2012 Cecil H. Little June 12, 1920 — Sept. 14, 2012 Cecil H. Little, age 92, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 10:58 a.m., at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. He was born on June 12, 1920, in Marietta, Georgia, to William Henry and Martha Mae Alma (Newberry) Little. Cecil married Winnifred L. (Box) Little on July 13, 1946, in Floyd County, Indiana, and she preceded him in death on July 12, 2012. Cecil was a self-employed ceramic tile setter. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of WWII; he was awarded a Purple Heart during WWII. Survivors include two daughters, Deb Little Ziegler and husband David of Bedford, and Becky Seib of Bedford; one son, Tracy Little and wife Nancy of Lexington, Ky. and their children; four grandchildren, Kay Ziegler of Bedford, Derek Seib M.D. of Decatur, Ga., Jason Little of New York City, and Kelly Buttrum and husband Tanner of Evansville, was expecting a great-grandson Asher Buttrum; and two sisters, Edna Allen of Venice Beach, Fla. and Catherine Shoulty of Danville, Ky. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sons, Larry D. Little and Stephen Little; two brothers, M.C. “Sam” Little and Ralph Little; and one sister, Virginia Little. Funeral services will be on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call from noon until service time at the funeral home on Monday. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military honors by American Legion Post #33, Bedford. September 15, 2012 Ruby M. Anderson March 23, 1919 — Sept. 12, 2012 Ruby Mae Anderson, 93, of Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the White River Lodge. Born March 23, 1919, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Adolph Bahr and Mabel (Rager) Bahr Linthicum. She married Marshall Anderson and he preceded her in death. She was a graduate of the Bedford High School and retired from RCA. She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church. She loved her church and enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing and needlework. She was a much loved mother and grandmother. Survivors include a son, Stephen Anderson and wife Wanda of Bedford; a daughter, Marsha A. Stauffer and husband Samuel of Flint, Mich.; and a grandson, Jeffrey S. Anderson of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Gary Wayne Anderson; a brother, Charles Bahr; and a sister, Emma Ritter. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ruby at www.daycarter.com. Loy R. Allen Loy R. Allen, 56, Indianapolis, died Sept. 9. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Fort Ritner. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory. September 14, 2012 Ruby M. Anderson March 23, 1919 — Sept. 12, 2012 Ruby Mae Anderson, 93, of Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday at White River Lodge. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Memorials: Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund. September 13, 2012 Russell L. Kunkle July 2, 1946 — Sept. 11, 2012 Russell L. Kunkle, 66, of Oolitic, died at 10:02 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence. Born July 2, 1946, in Danville, Ill., he was the son of Virgil and Ruth (Poling) Kunkle. He married Brenda “Sue” Stark on July 18, 1965, and she survives. He graduated from Ridge Farm (Illinois) High School in 1964. He was employed by General Motors, having worked in Danville, Ill. until plant closing. He then relocated to the GM plant in Bedford, from which he retired in 1999. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He was a veteran of the United States Army, and was a very patriotic and proud American. Surviving with his wife, Sue; are one son, Kirk (Angela) Kunkle of Oolitic; one daughter, Kyla (Shannon) Brock of Bedford; two sisters, Virginia (Claude) Pratt of Covington, and Mary Lou Collom of Ridge Farm, Ill.; five grandchildren, Kian, Kristian and Konner Kunkle, and Haley and Ethan Brock; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, Dale Collom; and a nephew, Kenneth Collom. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Aaron Levering officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call on Friday, 3–8 p.m., and from 10–11 a.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. September 12, 2012 Rhea Dawn Thomas Sept. 17, 1932 — Sept. 10, 2012 Rhea Dawn (Harrell) Thomas, 79, died at 4:35 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. She was born on Sept. 17, 1932, in Lawrence County, to Lindley and Beache (Wright) Harrell. She was married Oct. 21, 1950, to Harry Lee Thomas. She attended Shawswick High School and graduated with the Class of 1951, and was a member of the Church of Christ in Pinhook. Rhea Dawn was a talented homemaker, and worked outside the home for Purdue University in the Expanded Foods and Nutrition Program for 22 years. She was also active in Farm Bureau, serving as Women’s Leader for several years. She drove a school bus for North Lawrence Community Schools for a number of years. In addition to her husband; she is survived by three sons, Scott (Kathi Mattox) Thomas, John (Peggy Robbins) Thomas, and Todd (Donna Wilder) Thomas, all of Bedford; four grandsons, Eric (Julia Dalton) Thomas, Adam (Cristy Halley) Thomas, Brett Thomas, and Tyler Thomas; two granddaughters, Jamie (Shawn) Nikirk and Katie Thomas; eight great-grandchildren, Natalie Thomas, Dalton Nikirk, Garrett Thomas, Emily Thomas, Ashlie Thomas, Dylan Nikirk, Luke Thomas and Tori Nikirk; two brothers, Victor Juan Harrell and Bobby Harrell; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Betty Jean Ooley, Wilmer and Sue Alice Hunter, Dale and Norma Thomas, Juanita Thomas, Don and Jane Turpen, and Thomas and Nancy Fletcher; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Joan (Harrell) Imhoff; and brothers, Lawrence Harrell, Gene Harrell, and Virnard Harrell. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Pinhook Church of Christ, with Brother Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Nathan W. Dalton July 20, 1973 — Sept. 7, 2012 Nathan Wade Dalton, 39, of Bedford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday. He was a preacher’s kid, born to Larry and Karen Dalton. He had a happy childhood, enjoying his big wheel, playing sports and many friends. He attended school in Bedford, graduating in 1991. He went to Export Bible College, where he met his wife, Annette. They married at the age of 18 and went on to have four beautiful children, Levi, Lex, Lucas and Lydia. His children were the light of his life and he was the best Daddy to them. Very early on, Nathan exhibited signs of being a hard worker. He had a paper route at the age of eleven. He picked strawberries, put up hay, worked at Golden Corral and Cosner’s Ice. He was truly a hard worker and a good provider for his family. Following in the steps of his Grandfather, Dad, brother, uncle and cousin, he became a proud Union Ironworker out of Local No. 22 in 1992. He graduated from the Ironworkers Apprentice Program, becoming well known amongst ironworkers as one of the best of the best. He excelled in most all types of ironwork, but hanging iron was his favorite. He took pride in the buildings he helped raise. Nathan was friendly, outgoing and had many friends. To know Nathan was to love Nathan. He was proud of his Dad. He often bragged about his Dad’s exploits as a Marine and had the utmost respect for his Dad’s Christian faith and confidence in his prayers. He loved his Mother and her happy, loving spirit; having many memories of good times together. He is survived by a brother, Louis Troy and a sister, Kelly. His crowning achievement was his children and he loved them more than life. He worked hard to provide a wonderful life for them. He was a loving, affectionate Daddy. He leaves behind a heartbroken wife of 20 years and four children who were much too young to lose a Daddy. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up at Jackson County Bank to help cover expenses and a fund for the children. A Celebration of Life will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Assembly of God Church, 2601 27th Street, Bedford. Expressions of sympathy will be received immediately following the ceremony. A private viewing will be held for the immediate family following the ceremony. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Kansas Cemetery in Kansas, Oklahoma. The family covets your prayers during this shocking loss. Phillip L. Hert Feb. 21, 1948 — Sept. 10, 2012 Phillip L. Hert, 64, of Bedford, died at 3 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Born Feb. 21, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Chester Wayne and Vaunda R. (Canada) Hert. He married Jennifer K. Bowden on May 18, 1974, and she survives. He retired from the Bedford Fire Department in 1995. He drove a bus for North Lawrence Community Schools, Indiana University and Bedford TASC. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church and Bedford Noon Lions Club. Phil had a passion for his family, grandchildren, racing and Indiana basketball. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer, of Bedford; two daughters, Sarah Hall and husband Brian of Virginia Beach, Va., and Allison Moore and husband Jed of Bedford; a son, Stephen Hert of Bedford; five grandchildren, Garrett and Hannah Hall, and Brody, Bricton and Brenzlie Moore; his mother-in-law, Catherine Bowden of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Erroll Wayne and Charles Earl Hert. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors John Lane and David Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club or Limestone Girls Club. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Phil at www.daycarter.com. Bernard L. Busch Jan. 27, 1938 — Sept. 9, 2012 Bernard L. “Ben” Busch, 74, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday evening at his residence. He was born on Jan. 27, 1938, in Bedford to Jacob and Lena Blackwell Busch. Bernard was a graduate of Bedford High School and spent his working career as a locomotive engineer ending with his retirement in 1998 from CSX. His family fondly remembers him as an avid supporter of the Springville Park, in Springville. Bernard leaves behind his daughter, Kelly A. Moore and her husband (John) Greg of Kokomo; daughter, April Busch and her husband Chris Maravich of Chicago; grandson, Jonathan Martin Moore of Bloomington; and grandson Kyle Moore of Kokomo. Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 50 years Ida Jeanette “Janie” Fields Busch. A Memorial gathering to celebrate Bernard’s life will be from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday at Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Ruby M. Anderson Ruby Mae Anderson, 93, Bedford, died at 2:35 a.m. today at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Russell Kunkle Russell Kunkle, 66, Oolitic, died at 10:02 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. September 11, 2012 Paul R. Ooley Dec. 23, 1923 — Sept. 9. 2012 Paul Richard Ooley, 88, died at 7:32 p.m., Sunday at his home east of Bedford. He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Wabash, to Luther and Verna Kiser Ooley. He was married Nov. 2, 1946, to Betty Jean Thomas. He was a 1942 graduate of Shawswick High School, a member of the Church of Christ at Pinhook and a World War II veteran. He was a farmer all his working life. His father died when Paul was 11 years old and when he was 15 he went to the farm on which he died to live with and work for Everett and Lydia Foster, who became his foster parents. For several years he operated a dairy farm and was a member of the Indiana Holstein Association. Since 1986, he raised beef cattle and with his son and his family owns a herd of Registered Black Angus Cattle. He recently received an honorary lifetime membership in the Southern Indiana Angus Association. In 2010, the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association honored him with a “Lifetime Achievement” trophy. He was a member of the first Lawrence County 4-H Fair board and served as Building Committee Chairman when the present fairground was developed. He was an active member of the Farm Bureau for over 65 years and maintained an interest in agricultural activities until his health began to fail. For several years in the 1970s and 1980s, he was a seed dealer for DeKalb Seeds in Lawrence County and worked with the district manager in southwest Indiana. In addition to his wife, Betty; he is survived by a daughter, Polly (Gerald) Jean, Bloomington; a son, Michael (Louisa Baker) Ooley, of rural Bedford; two grandsons, Benjamin and Christopher Ooley; two stepgrandchildren, Scott (Lisa) Jean and Kimberly (Andy) Pope; four step-great-grandchildren, Jacob, Nicholas and Clara Brekke and Sam Jean; a stepbrother, John B. Nelson of Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilmer and Sue Alice Hunter, Dale and Norma Thomas, Juanita Thomas, Harry Lee and Rhea Dawn Thomas, Don and Jane Turpen and Thomas and Nancy Fletcher; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Gardner and Betty Padgett; one brother, Leroy Ooley; and his foster parents Everett and Lydia Foster. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends called from 4-8 p.m, Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County 4-H Council. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Lester Bultman Sr. Aug. 18, 1925 — Sept. 9, 2012 Lester G. Bultman Sr., 87, of Bedford, passed away at his residence on Sunday. He was born on Aug. 18, 1925, in Ripley County to Oliver and Edna Barbara (Hoyer) Bultman. Lester was a retired school teacher from BNL High School where he taught Business, He taught in the NLCS from 1968 to 1984; he also taught at Burney High School in 1951, was principal at New Point High School in 1958. Lester also served as District manager for American Family Insurance from 1960 to 1967. He received a BA from Ball State University in 1951, and his MA in Education from Ball State University in 1958. Lester was a member of the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250 in Mitchell, along with the Mitchell VFW. He was a charter member of the Mitchell-Grissom Kiwanis, and he served as Past Lt. Governor, President, and Secretary-Treasurer, all with Mitchell-Grissom Kiwanis, He was also given the highest honor of receiving the Hiksom award from Kiwanis. Lester was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the 88th Infantry Division where he was a Tech Sergeant; Lester was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. Survivors include his children, Susan Wier and husband Charlie of Bloomington, Lester Bultman Jr. and wife Lisa of Springville, Wanda Lloyd and husband Jerry of Augusta, W.Va., and Mark Bultman and wife Melonie of Mitchell; his special dancing partner, Cindy Sue Essex of Bedford; grandchildren, Clint Fish (Tonya), Christy Siville (Keith), Nathan Bultman, Laurie Coward (Jason), Jessica Vaughn (Matthew), Amanda Lloyd, Stephanie Bultman, and Kortni Bultman; great-grandchildren, Hillary Fish, Eric Fish, Chelsey Siville, Kinsey Siville, Shelby Bultman, Jacob Bultman, Sophia Coward, Jac Coward, and Emma Jo Vaughn; stepdaughter, Julie Brock; and stepgrandchildren, Kayla Smolik, Nicole Smolik, Danielle Baker, Nathan Baker, Cathy Wier, Don Wier (Celia), Allison Siville, Brian Martin, Adi Brock, Josh Brock and step-great-grandchild Jared Wier. Lester was preceded in death by his parents; spouse, Mae Bultman Carter; who he had four children with; spouse, Wanda (Arnold) Bultman; his siblings, Cecil Bultman Sr., Woodrow Bultman, Dale Bultman, and Ruby (Bultman) Stratton; daughter-in-law, Suzi (Henderson) Bultman; and stepgrandson, Ron Wier. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Military honors given by American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Charlotte Harris June 19, 1942 — Sept. 7, 2012 Charlotte Eckensberger McCammon Harris, 70, of Fort Wayne was united with the Lord after a long battle living with cancer at 12:48 a.m. on Friday. Her last days were spent at home surrounded by family and friends. “She had an infectious smile, and had the gift of connecting with people and a true compassion for others while touching and inspiring many people throughout her life. She was a loving, strong, and beautiful wife, mother, and grandma. She was known to many as Memaw Darling. She loved her family, Jesus, nature, her cat, sports (especially I.U. basketball), casinos and playing piano.” She was born June 19, 1942, in Lawrenceport. She was a retired Manager from First Land Title Company. She is survived by her husband, Stephen A.; daughters, Stephanie (Donald) Owens of Mexico, Ind. and Stacie McCammon of Fort Wayne; son, Shawn (Julie) McCammon of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Carrie Owens of Fort Wayne, Tiffany Owens of Indianapolis, Joel Heseman of Chicago, Jessica Heseman of Fort Wayne and Jazmyn McCammon of Greenville, S.C.; stepsons, Scott (Erin) Harris of Troy, Ohio and Gregg (Martha) Harris of Troy, Ohio; five stepgrandchildren; brothers, Keith (Carol) Eckensberger of Cameron Park, Calif. and Julian (Linda) Eckensberger of Plano, Texas; sisters, Gretchen Blackwell of Mitchell, and Lynnette Hamilton of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Edgar and Leona Eckensberger; and stepmother, Ula Eckensberger. Memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne with calling two hours prior to service. Pastor Craig Duke officiating. Preferred memorials to Parkview Home Health & Hospice or Cancer Services of N.E. Indiana. James N. Brooks Nov. 12, 1928 — Sept. 8, 2012 James Neil Brooks, 83, Evansville, passed away at 2 p.m. on Saturday at his residence. Born Nov. 12, 1928, in West Baden Springs, he was the son of William T. and Lilly Mae (Jones) Brooks. He retired from Zenith Electronics Corporation. James was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the American Legion. Surviving are his children, Beverly A. Baker of Washington, Michael William (Rosie) Brooks of Salem, Ore., Cynthia K. (Robert) Hawkins of Shoals, and Jeffrey Neil (Mary) Brooks of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; 19 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Phillip L. Hert Phillip L. Hert, 64, Bedford, died at 3 p.m, on Monday at his home. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Nathan W. Dalton Nathan Wade Dalton, 39, Springville, died Friday in Alabama. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Rhea Dawn Thomas Rhea Dawn Thomas, 79, of Bedford, died at 4:35 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. September 10, 2012 Dr. Mary Lasseigne March 4, 1917 — Sept. 8, 2012 Dr. Mary (Wilson) Lasseigne, 95, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, at her residence. Born March 4, 1917, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James E. and Anna (Hill) Wilson. She married Al Lasseigne Sept. 25, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1986. She was a retired Professor Emeritus of Indiana University Southeast. Mary graduated from Huron High School and received her doctorate degree from Indiana University in 1963. She received memberships in Pi Lambda Theta and Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Societies in Education, and the American Association of University Professors. Mary was named an Outstanding Educator of America in 1973. Those offering immediate care were nieces, Ella Inman and Janie Jones of Williams, and special caregiver, Molly Baker of Orleans. She is also survived by several other nieces and nephews. Her parents; husband; brothers, Howard, John, Earl, Isaac, Charles, and Hubert Wilson; and sisters, Ella Bridges and Martha Lynch, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Honorary casketbearers: Neil Wilson and Keith Ray Wilson Casketbearers: Brett Wilson, Bart Wilson, Earl Browning, John-Paul Isom, Ryan Griffith, and Doug Hutchinson. Memorial Gifts: Charity of the donor’s choice Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Paul Ooley Paul Ooley, 88, Bedford, died at 7:32 p.m. on Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. James Brooks James Brooks, 83, Evansville, died Saturday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. September 09, 2012 Janice K. Brown Feb. 26, 1949 — Sept. 7, 2012 Janice K. Brown, 63, of Bedford, died at 10:25 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012. Born February 26, 1949, in Paris, IL, she was the daughter of Homer H. and Esther M. (Hawkins) Travis. Janice married Richard D. Henderson and then she married Terry Brown on February 16, 2004 and he survives. She was employed as a school bus driver in Shawswick by the North Lawrence Community Schools. Janice attended the Fairview Community Church. She enjoyed horseback riding, camping, gardening and Harley riding with her husband. Survivors include her husband, Terry of Bedford; one daughter, Richelle K. (Henderson) Deckard of Bloomington; one son, Richie Henderson of Bedford; two stepsons, Tim Brown and Tom Brown, both of Bedford; six grandchildren, Braden York, Zack Deckard, Jarrett Brown, Braydon Brown, Jacy Smith and Luke Henderson; three brothers, Jerry Travis, Harlan Travis and Don Reynolds; and two sisters, Phyllis Massa and Connie Reynolds. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, David, Buford, Jacob, and Bobby Joe Travis and Vestal Reynolds. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Janice at www.daycarter.com. Mary Lasseigne Mary Lasseigne, 95, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. September 08, 2012 Loretta M. Eads Aug. 25, 1933 — Sept. 6, 2012 Loretta M. Eads, 79, of 1747 Maul Ridge Road, Bedford, died at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jesse Dale and Zena (Rogers) Ray. She married Merle Eads on Nov. 3, 1951, and he survives. She had worked at M. Fine & Sons in Bedford and G.E. in Bloomington. Survivors include her husband, Merle, of Bedford; three sons, Ronnie Lee Eads of Avoca, and Steven Dale and Randy Joe Eads, both of Bedford; five grandchildren, Ryan Eads, Amy Gerkin, Austin Eads, Brandy Eads and George Eads; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Juanita Reuter of Springville and Gloria Dean Poole of Oolitic. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dennis Lee Eads; three brothers, Harold, William “Bill” and Roger Ray; and a sister, Helen Hupp. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the New Union Cemetery with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Loretta at www.daycarter.com. Alverta M. Guthrie Jan. 5, 1922 — Sept. 7, 2012 Alverta M. Guthrie, 90, of Bedford, passed away at 7:25 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Alverta was born on Jan. 5, 1922, in Bluffton, to Johnny H. and Gladys M. (Wolfe) Penrod, She married George Y. Guthrie on April 17, 1938, in Bluffton and he preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2010. Alverta had worked at Delta High School Cafeteria in Delaware County and she retired from Werts Novelty in Muncie. She attended Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. Survivors include her son, Luzern E. Guthrie and wife Evelyn of Bedford, one granddaughter, April Bortner and husband Dan of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Barnes and husband Clayton of Bloomington, and Alex Bortner and Dylan Bortner, both of Bedford; one great-great-granddaughter, Claire Barnes of Bloomington; and one brother, Herschell Penrod of Bluffton. Alverta was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Marlyn Sue Penrod. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Margarete E. Handy Margarete E. Handy, 65, Springville, died Sunday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington, Cremation with no services, Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Gary W. Reed Gary W. Reed, 73, Mitchell, died Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Cremation with no services, Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. September 07, 2012 Verden James Kinser Jr. Feb. 2, 1957 — Aug. 26, 2012 Verden James “Jimmy/Jake” Kinser Jr., 55, of Sharon Grove Community in Kentucky, passed away on Sunday evening at his residence of natural causes. He is survived by daughters, Autumn Kinser of Freetown and Sarah Ramirez of Charlotte, N.C.; son Eric Kinser of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; his parents, Vickie and Verden Kinser Sr. of Heltonville; and sisters Sheila Donica and husband Rick of Heltonville and Susan Meadows and husband Chris of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lucy and Thurman Kinser and maternal grandparents, Helen and Thomas Hupp. Cremation was chosen and was provided by Todd County Funeral Home in Elkton, Ky. Loretta M. Eads Loretta M. Eads, 79, of Bedford, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. September 06, 2012 Ruth N. Lewis April 13, 1917 — Sept. 2, 2012 Ruth Newland (Douglas) Lewis, 95, passed away peacefully at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital on Sunday. She was born on April 13, 1917, in Leesville, to Burley and May Douglas. Ruth went to Bedford High School. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Education and later earned her Master’s degree. History and geography were lifelong interests for her. She taught these and other subjects in schools in Leesville, in Bedford and in occupied Japan after her first marriage. Subsequently, she taught in Nashville, Tenn., in Franklin, and in Fort Wayne, retiring there in 1980. She returned to live in Bedford two years later along with her mother to take care of her until her death in 1989 and in 2001 she married John Hill. Noteworthy, perhaps, were the places she visited and the persons she encountered. In 1949 she drove America’s twisty two-lane roads across country to Seattle, Wash., with her 4-year-old son to sail to Japan to be with her first husband. Forty-three years later in 1992, she drove across country with her parrot to be with her son’s family in California. In between, she traveled alone and with friends and family all over America and Canada. She took the mule train down into the Grand Canyon by herself. She took her grandchildren on a cruise to Alaska. And she took them on the roller coaster at Strawberry when she was 76. With her son’s family, she camped out in the Montana Rockies where she found a campfire and a martini were the perfect end to hard day. She went to the opera at the Kennedy Center. She was invited to the Indianapolis 500 by Governor Bowen and sat with him and his family. She was invited to dinner in California with then Governor and Mrs. Reagan and talked with them. Hers is an eclectic, erudite adventurous spirit, not gone, but continuing along God’s new path. She is survived by her son, Frank Lewis and wife Linda of Vienna, Va.; by her granddaughter, Kelly Karll and husband Mike of Canton, Mich.; by her grandsons, Benjamin Lewis and Allen Lewis of Miami, Fla.; by her great-grandsons, Nathan Kelly and Hunter Karll of Canton, Mich.; and by her sister-in-law, Lois Douglas of Bedford. Peggy Hensel provided loving care over the last years for both Ruth and her brother Robert Douglas, who preceded her in death. She was a life-time member of the professional women’s organization, P.E.O. Ruth was baptized in the First Christian Church of Bedford, and she attended her last service there in August 2012. Services and burial will be held in private. Services under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Mark Lee Stailey Jan. 29, 1957— Sept. 3, 2012 Mark Lee Stailey, age 55, of Hopkinsville, Ky., died Monday at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tenn. A native of Oolitic, he was born January 29, 1957, the son of Jerry Stailey and the late Wilma Louise (Hale) Stailey. Mark was a proud veteran of the USMC and was a member of the Marine Corp. League; he attended Crossroads Church in Cadiz, Ky., and was a retired Program Analyst after serving 36 years of service as a civil service employee in the 160th Special Operations. Survivors include his wife, Lisha Flynn Stailey of Hopkinsville, Ky.; his father and stepmother, Jerry and Nancy Stailey of Bloomington: two sons, Joshua Caleb Stailey of Indianapolis and Jesse Lee Stailey of Hopkinsville, Ky.; one sister, Ronda Neely of Bedford; nephew, Matthew Cheek of Bedford; and niece, Bethany Cheek of Bedford. Funeral service will be on Saturday at Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home in Hopkinsville. Graveside rites will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, with military rites by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home & Memory Gardens is in charge of local arrangements. Gary L. Axsom April 27, 1951 — Sept. 3, 2012 Gary Lee Axsom, 61, Commiskey, died Monday. He was born April 27, 1951, near Nashville, to Marshall Leon and Emma Rachel (East) Axsom. He is survived by his son, Gary Petro, and daughter, Crystal Tyler, both of North Vernon; brother, Hershel and Judy Axsom of Columbus; sister, Deborah Sandefur of Commiskey; and five grandchildren, Hailey, Hallee, Dalton, Lacey and Jonny. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Cecil and Altha (Ross) Axsom and granddaughter, Hannah Faith. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery. John E. Morgan Feb. 12, 1941 — Sept. 4, 2012 John Elmer Morgan, 71, of Orleans, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Westview Rehabilitation Center. Born Feb. 12, 1941, in Orleans, he was the son of Clifford and Nellie Jane (Haag) Morgan. He married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Frances Cleveland on June 20, 1957, and she survives. He was a member of the UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 136 and worked for Johnson Controls. He was a member of Bethel Community Church in Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Orleans; four sons, Todd (Kate) Morgan and Justin (Christi) Morgan of Orleans, Scott (Diana) Morgan of Noblesville, and John (Karen) Morgan of Bedford; two daughters, Tammy (Don) Kline of Mooresville and Christine (Jim) Switzer of Marengo; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carl (Joann) Morgan of Orleans and Richard (Judy) Morgan of Fallon, Nev.; and three sisters; Janet (Jerry) Doss, Dorothy Arbuckle and Helen Nelson, all of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Alan Morgan in 1998; one brother, Glen Morgan; and one great-grandchild, Jackson Ruffner. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Bethel Community Church with Pastor David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans and from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Bethel Community Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochs.tetrick.net. Jack D. Sanders Sept. 7, 1937 — Sept. 3, 2012 Jack D, Sanders, 74, Indianapolis, passed away peacefully at home on Monday. He was born in Bedford to the late Harold J. and Ethel M. Sanders. Jack retired as an engineering manager from Mallory Controls. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Sanders; daughters, Joanna Sanders and Jeanna Petry; stepson, Michael Dunnam; eight grandchildren; and brother Lloyd Sanders. Jack was preceded in death by daughter, Jana Sanders; stepdaughter, Karen King; stepson, Steven Dunnam; brother, Danny Sanders; and sister, Cynthia Kay Owen. No services will be held. Little & Sons Funeral Home in Indianapolis is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences can be made at www.littleandsonsindianapolis.com. September 05, 2012 Minnie C. Parks April 5, 1920 — Sept. 3, 2012 Minnie C. Parks, 92, Bloomington, passed away Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. She was born on April 5, 1920, in Monroe County, the daughter of Dean and Maude (Dill) May. Minnie had worked for Sarkes-Tarzian and retired from Indiana University (Halls of Residence). She was a member of the Clear Creek Christian Church and was an avid IU basketball and football fan. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Jenny Robertson; three grandchildren, Patti Lynn Sears (Joe), Kelly Dee Rogers (George) and Cathy G. Wilson Sr. (Chuck); seven great-grandchildren, Gideon Sears (Kaycee), Jerusha Young (Jake), Lazarus Sears, Moses Sears (Abby Morron), Hailey M. Rogers, G. Wyatt Rogers and Jacob R. Cornwell; two great-grandchildren, Owen Young and Oliver Young; one step-great-great-granddaughter, Zoe Lee Wilson; son-in-law, Guy “Bo” Robertson; and sister-in-law, Mary Parks. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger Parks, July 3, 2012; one daughter, Sarah C. Hatchett; four brothers, Robert, Gilbert, Richard and William May; three sisters, Evelyn Bell, Margaret Keller and Erma Dillman; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold Parks, Ann Parks, Vera Parks and Ruth May. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington with Glen Stidd officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice, StoneBridge Health Campus and Dr. Schmalz for all of the great care Minnie received. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Wayne E. Jenkins July 28, 1941 — Sept. 3, 2012 Wayne Edward Jenkins, 71, 255 N. Barclay Drive, Vincennes, passed away on Monday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Wayne was born on July 28, 1941, in Mitchell, the son of Luther and Ruby (Robbins) Jenkins. He married Roberta Dixon on Nov. 5, 1960. Wayne worked as manager of Mills Supermarket in Mitchell and then as Advertising Manager for Red and White E. Bierhaus and Son. He had recently worked as a warehouse operator for Office Connection. He was a member of Franklin Heights Christian Church and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge. Wayne also enjoyed tinkering. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Jenkins of Vincennes; son, Gary D. Jenkins and wife Beth of Georgetown, Ky., daughter, Deanna L. Sargent and husband Mark of Bicknell, and son, Greg M. Jenkins of Vincennes; sister, Pat Hargesheimer of Madison; brothers, Larry Jenkins of Orleans and Danny Jenkins of Madison; sister-in-law, Jan Strange of Orleans; and grandchildren, Patrick and Chris Sargent and Sarah and Lori Jenkins. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Jenkins. Funeral service for Wayne will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with Wayne’s family from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Franklin Heights Christian Church, The American Heart Association or The Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com. Patricia Hatfield Bezy Nov. 28, 1932 — Aug. 30, 2012 Patricia “Patty” (Hatfield) Bezy, 79, Washington, formerly of Oolitic, died Thursday at her residence. Graveside services were Friday at St. John Cemetery. September 04, 2012 Robert J. Zile Sept. 13, 1964 — Sept. 2, 2012 Robert Joseph Zile, 47, passed away at 5 p.m. Sunday at his residence. Born Sept. 13, 1964, in Dayton, Ky., he was the son of Robert Leland Zile and Norma Lillian (Spencer) Zile. He married Irene Jeannette Stockton April 5, 1997. He was an electrical engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. Bob graduated from Holmes High School in 1982. He earned bachelor’s degrees from Northern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky. He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church. He volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul School as a tutor, Cub Scouts as a den leader, and with Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed wood working, and was a T’ai chi ch’uan Sifu, and a Ham Radio Operator. Surviving are his wife, Irene Jeannette Stockton of Mitchell; children, Annabelle, Alexander, and Ruby, all at home; brother, Daryl Wright of Elsmere, Ky.; and a sister, Roberta (Brad) Cobb of Cedar Park, Texas His parents and sister, Yvonne Collins, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Greg McBride and Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Sylvester Hackler May 14, 1934 — Aug. 31, 2012 Sylvester “Hack” Hackler, 89, of Martinsville, passed from this life at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital. Hack was born on May 14, 1923, in Lawrence County, to the late Herbert and Effie (Eagens) Hackler. He spent his early years in Lawrence County before moving to Indianapolis for a short time and then to Martinsville in 1948. He served his country honorably during World War II with the U.S. Army. In September of 1946 he married Venus Martene (Brown) Hackler; she preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 2009. Hack worked at John Daily Ford, Lincoln-Mercury in Martinsville for 14 years as a mechanic and retired in 1981. Shortly following his retirement, he became co-owner of Union 76 Station in Martinsville throughout the 1980s. He loved to tinker, cut grass, watch western movies and Gunsmoke. He is survived by his loving son, Leon Jay Hackler of Martinsville; and many friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 63 years, Venus Hackler; daughter, Deota Hackler; three brothers, Luther, Lester and Glen Hackler; and four sisters, Berthie Bough, Mary Greathouse, Lois Heady and Pauline Remick. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service celebrating his life at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Coordinated of Aging Services, 69 N. Colfax Street, Martinsville, IN, 46151. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com. James L. Jones Feb. 11, 1954 — Sept. 3, 2012 James Leslie Jones, 58, Orleans, passed away at 1 a.m. on Monday at his residence. Born Feb. 11, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Paul and Edith M. (Patton) Jones. He married Shirley Ann Baxter Jan. 2, 1973. He retired from Midland Cut Stone in Bloomington and was a member of Grace Tabernacle. James was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard. Surviving are his wife, Shirley Jones of Orleans; son, Eric James Jones of Orleans; mother, Edith Jones of Orleans; brothers, Ronnie Paul Jones of California, Randall Arthur Jones of Orleans and Daniel Dale Jones of Bloomington; and sisters, Brenda Joyce Heath of California, Judith Leah Birch of Arizona, Rachel Staggs of Mitchell, Penny Hardin of Florida and Connie Coulter of Orleans. His father and brother, Michael Ray Jones, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Daniel Jones officiating. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Clyde E. Walls Dec. 28, 1922 — Aug. 31, 2012 Clyde Edward “Jitter Bug” Walls, 89, Seymour, a native of Bedford, died Friday at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Voss Chapel in Seymour. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery with military rites. Family and friends may call after 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. September 02, 2012 Frances King Schrumpf May 16, 1919 — Aug. 31, 2012 Frances “Bobbie” (Blackwell) King Schrumpf, 93, passed away on Friday in Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of the late J.D. and Dora Blackwell, and was born in Bedford. In 1939, she married her childhood sweetheart, the late Paul Curtis King. They resided in Indianapolis and Hollywood, Fla., enjoying almost 50 years of marriage until his death in 1988. In 1992, she married William Schrumpf. They were active members of Horizons of Faith Methodist Church and resided in Miami, Fla. She enjoyed her church circle, club work with the Eastern Star and the Elks “Does,” where she achieved perfect attendance twice and served as president for two terms. She loved to socialize with friends and travel. One of her favorite pastimes was spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, William F. Schrumpf; her children, son, Emil “Tony” (Diane) King of Fort Wayne; daughter, Patti “King” (Howard Johnson) DiEgidio of Stuart, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Cheryl King of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren, Tony Jr., Michael, and Jennifer King. She is preceded in death by her five siblings, Norval, Willard, Alvi Earl, Blackwell Esta Elsbury and Vestal Schultz; her late husband, Paul C. King, in 1988; and sadly her son Curtis D. King in 2011. Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior to service. She will be laid to rest at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Visiting Nurse and Hospice. To send online condolences, please visit www.covingtonmemorial.com. Patricia Adams Lee Dec. 11, 1929 — May 3, 2012 Patricia “Pat” Adams Lee, 82, of Lake Helen, Fla., and formerly of Bedford, died May 3, 2012, in Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Deland, Fla. She was born in Bedford, Indiana, on December 11, 1929, to Dale Adams and Cleta Hatfield Adams. She had worked in retail sales. Survivors include a son, Michael Lee and wife Cheryl of Lake Helen, Fla.; three grandchildren, Chris Lee and wife Jacqueline, Cari Flowers and husband Jason, and Chad Lee; three great-grandchildren, Kylie and Parker Flowers and Caiden Lee; and a cousin, Sharon Phillips and her husband Don. She was preceded in death by her parents. Pat was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed spending time with her family and Cheryl’s dog, Buddy. She ran a flower shop out of her home for awhile and worked in a food preparation center at a flea market. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Gullets Creek Baptist Church, 1518 Trogdon Lane, Bedford, with the Rev. Don Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Visitation will be prior to services from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Alix Vandivier April 8, 1954 — July 1, 2012 Alix Vandivier was raised in Bedford by her mother, Marie Myers, and attended Bedford High School and Texas Tech University. Most recently, Alix shared her culinary and teaching talents with students of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago and Las Vegas as president and vice president. An abundance of very fortunate friends and loved ones gathered together Aug. 19, for a celebration of life. The gathering was at the Alexis Park Resort in Las Vegas … and Alix would have been delighted to see just how she was celebrated. There were personal stories collected and bound. There was a DVD of her beautiful photographs paired with the June 18, 2012, Legacy interview for the Library of Congress StoryCorps Archive. Of course, there was fine food and fine wine for this fine lady we were all so very lucky to have known. You may share that StoryCorps Legacy interview by going to: http://youtube/KNFCISjuV0A. (A DVD may also be purchased by contacting: jbritt@keepsakeftv.com.) David L. Jerrells June 6, 1941 — Sept. 1, 2012 David L. Jerrells, 71, of Springville, died at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Born June 6, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Orville and Pauline (Cassidy) Jerrells. He married Mary F. Fields in 1966 and she survives. He had worked at Indiana University as a custodian, retiring in 1976. David was a member of the Greene County Apostolic Church and enjoyed NASCAR races. Survivors include his wife, Mary of Springville; one son, Brian Jerrells; two daughters, Brenda Lee and Belinda Ann Jerrells, all of Springville; and one brother, Charles Jerrells of Shoals. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Rev. Donnie Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, September 4. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of David at www.daycarter.com. Emma C. ‘Trixie’ Deckard Mar. 24, 1916 — Aug. 31, 2012 Emma C. “Trixie” Deckard, 96, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012, at the Brown County Health and Living Center. Born March 24, 1916, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of William and Anna (Puckett) Scott. Emma enjoyed sewing and quilting. Survivors include her daughter, Jerry K. Cannon and her husband Gaylord of Bedford; one sister, Joan Alexander, and one brother, James Scott, both of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard I. Deckard, one brother and eight sisters. A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Chambersville Cemetery in Owen County. Pastor Jessie Corbin will officiate. The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., in Bloomington is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com. September 01, 2012 Dorothy Roberts Dorothy Roberts, age 88, of Mitchell, passed away on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Dorothy had worked in OB at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford for 41 years. Private funeral services were held at Cresthaven Funeral Home, entombment was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Stella M. Hicks May 28, 1929 — Aug. 31, 2012 Stella M. Hicks, 83, Orleans, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Friday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born May 28, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Delbert and Frances Aaron (Miller) Sutton. She married Lloyd Hicks June 14, 1947, and he preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1988. She was a homemaker and a member of the Orleans Christian Church. Stella graduated from Mitchell High School in 1947. Surviving are her children, Lloyd Wayne Hicks of Indianapolis; Delbert Marvin Hicks of French Lick, Georgia Bohlman of Orleans, and James Hicks and Penny Pridemore, both of Mitchell; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren Her parents; husband, Lloyd Hicks; brother, James Marvin Sutton; and grandson, Derrick Denney, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from Noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Ollie Teems Ollie Teems, 89, Waianae, Hawaii, passed away Aug. 23 at her residence. Born in Habersham County, Georgia, she was the daughter of B.P. and Gladys (Beard) Jenkins. She married Jim Teems on Oct. 5, 1941 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2004. Survivors include her daughters, Rita Norton and husband Bob of Hawaii and Debi Deer and husband Phil of Springville; stepgrandchildren, Jennifer Myers and Jamiee Deer-Strunk and husband Alvin; step-great-grandchildren, CAitlin and Kelsey Myers, and Daniel and Jordan Strunk; sisters, Jean Payne and Rosemary Grooks of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. Ollie loved her Indiana, Hawaii and California families. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Louise Moore and Janie Tucker; and brother, Buddy Jenkins. Cremation was chosen.

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