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Obituaries — September 2017

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

September 30, 2017

Harry Fredrick Lynch

July 19, 1936 — Sept. 28, 2017

Harry Fredrick Lynch, 81, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 19, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James Paul and Alma (Edwards) Lynch, Sr. He married Helen Mayden May 9, 1958.

Fred retired from General Motors in 1992 and then was employed 14 years at Burton Pontiac. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and Fraternal Order of Police No. 172 Spring Mill Lodge. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Lynch of Mitchell; daughter, Susan Lynch Porter of Paoli; grandson, Brett (Nicole) Porter of Greenwood; brother, James P. Lynch, Jr. of Mitchell; and sister, Katherine McCune of Huntingburg.

His parents, and siblings, Carl Lynch, Judy Terrell and Janet Lynch preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dave Mikulsky officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Brett Porter, Jacob Randolph, Joe Goodman, Dan Pearcy, John Storms and Henry Hill.

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

September 29, 2017

Mike Rio

May 21, 1931 — Sept. 23, 2017

Mike Rio, 86, of Oolitic, Indiana, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford. He was born in Oolitic on May 21, 1931 to Angelo and Angeliano Rio.

Mike was retired from Indiana Limestone. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a decorated war veteran, he received the Honor of Combat Infantry Badge, Honor of Efficiency, Honor of Defense, and Good Conduct. He was a combat infantryman during the Pork Chop Hill engagement.

Survivors included his wife, Melanie (Bridges) Rio of Oolitic; one son, Ray Rio of Bedford; three grandchildren, Autumn (Gary) Ray of Bedford, Reneal (Roger) Hammer of Bedford and Jon (Jamie) Rio of Bloomington; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor Flynn, Peyton Flynn, McCall Ray, Maddox Ray, Jarren Hammer, Jayla Hammer, Jordan Rio and Jasmine Rio.

Mike was preceded in death by his late wife Marjorie Rio; one brother, Anthony Rio and son, Jerry D. Rio.

Cremation was chosen and a private memorial will be held among his family.

Conrad H. Galloway

Aug. 27, 1930 — Sept. 27, 2017

Dr. Conrad Haydn Galloway, 87, Seymour, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, with family at his side. His wife Rachel of 67 years survives.

He was born Aug. 27, 1930, to Golda and Wayne Galloway, Needmore, Ind. He married Rachel Ann Box Galloway on March 25, 1950.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Rose Whitehead, and his brother, James Handel Galloway.

Survivors include his two sons, Scott H. Galloway (Marguerite) of Brownstown, and Craig L. (Kim Christopher) of Seymour.

Other survivors include four grandchildren: Mandy Galloway Reinhart (Kevin) of Indianapolis, Chad Galloway (Kimberly) of Indianapolis, Nicole Galloway Halpern (Jeremy) of Tampa, Florida, Morgan Galloway of Seymour, and 5 great-grandchildren.

He began his career in education teaching and coaching at Newport. Dr. Galloway was superintendent of schools in Seymour from 1973 to 1983, and also was superintendent of schools at five other school corporations, retiring as superintendent of Washington Township Schools in Indianapolis.

He was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash (Indiana) and the Kentucky Colonel awards for his lifelong commitment to the education of children.

Dr. Galloway was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seymour, the Seymour Elks Lodge 462, the Seymour Country Club and the Masonic Lodge in Seymour.

A casual service will be held Monday, Oct. 2, at 11:30 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, 1434 W. 2nd Street, Seymour. Dinner will follow at the church. The interment will be in Bedford for family.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, or of the donor’s choice.

All arrangements were entrusted to the care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

Roma S. Bateman

Feb. 20, 1931 — Sept. 27, 2017

Roma S. Bateman, age 86, of Shoals, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at 12:17 p.m. at the Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

She was born in Martin County, on Feb. 20, 1931, to Edgar and Zetta (Stroud) Sipes. She married Rebert Bateman and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Shoals Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Chastain and husband Mike, of Shoals; son, Bruce Bateman and wife Rachel, of Shoals; four granddaughters, Angie Stroud, Lori Lundy, Missy Buffington and Sara Chastain; seven great-grandchildren, Garrett Bateman, Gage Lundy, Lexi Stroud, Lily Stroud, Journey Chastain, Maddie Buffington and Kramer Buffington; four brothers, George Sipes, Joe Sipes and Elton Sipes all of Shoals and Rick Sipes of Missouri; one sister, Mary Hungate of Bedford; and nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and four brothers, Dennis Sipes, Merle Sipes and two in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Chapel with Bro. Ken Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Keith ‘Peach’ Sowders

April 1, 1945 — Sept. 27, 2017

Larry Keith “Peach” Sowders, 72, of Solsberry, died at 12:06 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 1, 1945, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James Arnold and Violet (Meadows) Sowders. He married Virginia Ray on Dec. 6, 1969, and she preceded him in death on May 18, 2015. He was a semi-truck driver for Greene Co. Pallets and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Solsberry United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindie Tanksley and Vince, of Mitchell, Dawn Arney, of Solsberry; five grandchildren, Danielle Tanksley, Darron Tanksley, and Derika Tanksley, all of Mitchell, Marissa Arney, and Gavin Arney, both of Solsberry; one great granddaughter, Kennlyn Jae Baker; a brother, Mike Sowders and Vicki, of Heltonville; a sister, Nancy Davis and husband, Mark, of Medora; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Terry Sowders; one niece and one nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, in the Elm-wood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Matt Whitaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Solsberry Cemetery where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Harry Lynch

Harry “Fred” Lynch, 81, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Douglas Rynders Jr.

Douglas Morgan Rynders Jr., 91, died Sept. 21 at his home in Peachtree City, Ga. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Arkansas. Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

September 27, 2017

Karl E. Taylor

Oct. 13, 1933 — Sept. 26, 2017

Karl E. Taylor, 83, of Bedford, died at 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at his residence.

Born Oct. 13, 1933, in Bedford, he was the son of Otis Edward and Irene (Flynn) Taylor. He married Donna M. Sipes on June 20, 1959, and she died Aug. 18, 2006. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a retail salesman and member of Gillen Post 33 American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa K. Sipes, of Bedford; five sons, Chris Taylor and partner, John Binder, of Maple Grove, Minn., Kyle Taylor and wife, Joyce, Matt Taylor and wife, Carrisa, Jason Taylor and wife, Unata, all of Bedford, and Jon Taylor and wife, Carol, of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren, Reed Taylor, Landon Minton, Hannah Taylor, Isaac Taylor, Kenny Leatherman, Kennedy Taylor, Rea Taylor, Ryan Sipes, Morgan Taylor, Jacob Taylor, John Taylor and Felicity Taylor; two brothers, Tom Taylor, of Columbus and Jack Taylor, of Bedford; a sister, Betty Lou Hale, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Steven Taylor, a daughter, Kelly Marianne Taylor, and a brother, Jerry Taylor.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Mixing Bowl located in the license branch plaza. Open mic at 7 p.m. for family and friends to share their memories of Karl. Military rites will be accorded at 7 p.m. by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ralph Fish

A memorial service for Ralph “Butch” Fish, 68, of Bedford will be Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at the Otis Park Shelter House. Fish died on Aug. 5.

September 26, 2017

Patrick W. Robbins

Dec. 31, 1949 — Sept. 23, 2017

Patrick Wayne Robbins, 67, of Bedford, passed away at 1:29 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at his home. Patrick was born in Bedford, Indiana, on Dec. 31, 1949, to Wayne H. Robbins and Mary Frances (Granato) Robbins.

Patrick was a graduate of Oolitic High School and Indiana University. After college, he joined his mother and father at their start-up company, ConvaCare Services, Inc. After the death of his father, he and his brother, Judge Michael Robbins, assumed management of the business with Patrick as President and Chief Operations Officer.

After the sale of the business in 1999, he committed his time to various community services in Lawrence County. He was elected to the Bedford City Council in 2003 and served until his death. He earned his certificate as a Municipal Official in 2009 from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns. Patrick was a member of the Bedford Redevelopment Commission since its inception and served as its president. He served on various task forces under both Mayors Klumpp and Girgis. He was appointed to the Lawrence County Board of Aviation Commissioners and served for several years. In 1999, he joined the Board of Directors of the Lawrence County Community Foundation in which he served until his recent resignation. Patrick served on the Board of Directors for The ARC of Lawrence County since the mid-1990s and served as its President for many years. In 2016, he was honored with the Thomas O. Middleton, M.D. Award by the Stonebelt ARC of Monroe County for outstanding support to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Patrick had a lifelong love of photography, history, and travel. His love of travel took he and his wife, Sharon, back to their favorite country, Italy, many times. He also traveled with his brother, Michael, to Civil War and WWII historical sites. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Church where he was a lector.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Robbins; brother, Judge Michael (Candy) Robbins; daughter, Kristy Robbins Woodward; daughter, Holly (Brandon) Woodward; son, Joshua (Carla) Robbins; and grandchildren, Gavin Horton, Austin Robbins, Owen Robbins, Logan Robbins, Brennan Woodward and Amery Woodward.

Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne H. Robbins and Mary Frances Robbins.

Visitation will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Shamrock Center in Bedford, Indiana on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. A private funeral will be held on Thursday.

Sharon and her children want to express their sincere appreciation for the cards, offers of prayers, and expressions of concern during his illness that were too numerous to respond to individually.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to ALS Association, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA, 50037. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mike Rio

Mike Rio, 86, of Oolitic died Saturday. Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herman W. ‘Doodle’ Kinser

Aug. 30, 1931 — Sept. 23, 2017

Herman W. (Doodle) Kinser, 86, of Bedford passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 12:43 p.m. at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

He was born in Monroe County on Aug. 30, 1931, to Frank L. Kinser and Nellie (Wilson) Kinser. Herman married Bonnie Louise Rice and she survives.

Herman was retired from NWSC Crane in 1974. He was an Ammunition Inspector. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was wounded on Sept. 11, 1950, and received the Purple Heart, and he was a member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford, lifetime member of the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61, Shoals Eagles No. 2442, Bedford Masonic Lodge, life member of the DAV, and Washington VFW Post No. 3321. Herman loved to garden, fish, camp, play cards and travel, he went to all but three states.

Survivors include his wife Bonnie Kinser of Washington, son, Steve L. (Carol) Kinser of Bedford; daughter, Debra Rollins of Bedford; step-son, Marty Bechtel of Clayton; five grandchildren, Adam (Amy) Kinser, Amanda (Nick) Goodman, Kayla Rollins, James(Mandy) Davis and Robert (Bethany) Davis; great-grandchildren, Austin Davis, Alexis Davis, Abby Davis, Grant Goodman, Adalee Kinser; great-great-granddaughter, Brynlie Davis, seven step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild. Kinser is survived by a stepson, Marty (Kamell) Bechtel of Clayton, and another stepson, Don Bechtel, as having preceded him in death.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Eugene Kinser, Henry Kinser and Robert Kinser; one sister, Grace Letz; three step-daughters, Lena Kay Pruett, Betty Ann Bechtel and Donna Mae Carpenter; grandson, Brett Kinser and son-in-law; Greg Rollins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military services by the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Masonic rites by the Bedford Masonic Lodge at 7 p.m. Pallbearers will be Robbie Davis, Jimmy Davis, Adam Kinser, Austin Davis, Amanda Goodman, Kayla Rollins and Seth Bechtel.

Donald L. Norman

Jan. 27, 1935 — Sept. 23, 2017

Donald L. Norman, age 82, of Brownstown, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.

Mr. Norman was a member of the Norman Christian Church and attended the Brownstown Christian Church.

He was a 1953 graduate of Clearspring High School and served eight years in the Indiana National Guard.

On June 20, 1955, Mr. Norman began working at the Brownstown Loan & Trust, now known as The Peoples Bank. He was elected President of The Peoples Bank and served in that position until his retirement in 2005. In 1978, he became active Chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank and was currently serving in that capacity. He was an original member and past Board member of the Community Bankers Association of Indiana. He was also a member of the 40 Year Club of the Indiana Bankers Association.

Mr. Norman was appointed Sagamore of the Wabash. He was also an IHSAA basketball official, a member of the Brownstown Lions Club, a member and past president of Brownstown Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Norman was a 40-year board member and past president of the Jackson County Fair Association. He was also the founding board member of Hickory Hills Golf Club and a member of the Seymour Elks Lodge.

Born on Jan. 27, 1935, he was the son of Frobel and Esta Eastin Norman, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 23, 1955, he married Verla Bailey and she survives in Brownstown.

Survivors also include one son, Mark (Peggy) Norman of Brownstown; one daughter, Teresa (Kevin) Dorsey of Valrico, Florida; seven grandchildren: Kyle Norman, Allison Stuckwisch (Daniel Leavy), Derek Norman, Caitlyn Norman, Eric (Tiffany) Dorsey, Christina Dorsey (Roberto Aegea) and Jordan Dorsey; eight great- grandchildren: Brayton Norman, Chandler Norman, Addison Norman, Hudson Stuckwisch, Preston Leavy, Natasha Aegea, Elise Dorsey and Oliver Dorsey; one brother, Kenny Norman of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to both parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Charles Norman; and two sisters, Mary Fish and Marge Fish.

Funeral services for Donald L. Norman will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Brownstown Christian Church with Pastor Doug Pogue and Pastor Mitchell McIntyre officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at Brownstown Christian Church. Interment will be at Mundell Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Jackson County Fair Association and Brownstown Christian Church Move the Mountain.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com.

Karl E. Taylor

Karl E. Taylor, 83, of Bedford died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 25, 2017

Judith Ann (Dillard) Foddrill

Aug. 22, 1945 — Sept. 23, 2017

Judith Ann Foddrill, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Sept. 23, 2017, at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1945, in Orleans to Harold “Hi” Dillard and Mary (Hopper) Dillard. Judi was a graduate of Orleans High School with the Class of 1963.

She was a very artistic person who loved painting, drawing, rebuilding old furniture, and crocheting beautiful afghans. Judi was an excellent cook specializing in Italian roast beef and Key lime pies, also a dog lover, having her own grooming business for several years.

She married Kenny Foddrill on July 23, 1990, and he survives.

Survivors include her husband, Kenny Foddrill of Bedford; brother, Dick (Susie) Dillard of New Albany; daughter, Tammy (Jason) Verbick of Tampa, Fla.; son Darin (Melissa) Woody of Bedford; three grandchildren; two nieces; and three stepchildren, Kyle and Kory Foddrill and Kara Mahuron.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Courson officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White River Humane Society in Judi’s name.

The family would like to thank the staff of Westview and Southern Care Hospice for Judi’s care during her illness.

Nina R. Strauser

Oct. 22, 1932 — Sept. 23, 2017

Nina R. Strauser, 84, of Bedford, went home to be with the Lord at 2:04 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Oct. 22, 1932, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Adam and Maude R. (Miller) Hotz. She married Roy E. Strauser on Nov. 26, 1952, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 1996.

She had worked at JC Penney, and Crulo Trucking.

She was a graduate of Needmore High School and a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

She loved to garden and was a master seamstress who loved making quilts, crocheting and any other needlework. She loved her family and church family.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca J. Terry and husband Jack and Janet Lynn and husband David, all of Bedford; three grandsons, Bruce Lynn and wife Sarah of Greenwood, Mark Lynn and wife Heather and Kevin Lynn and wife Alley, all of Bedford; two granddaughters, Amanda Mitchell and husband Scott of Oolitic and Lindsey Gerkin and husband Kyle of Mitchell; nine great-grandchildren, Gracyn, Cayden, Dalton, Isaiah, Isaac, Jacob, Aubrey, Eli and Asher; two sisters-in-law, Judy Strauser of Springville and Charlotte Brinegar, of Bloomington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Alice Hotz.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastors Mark Fugate and Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Pallbearers are: David Lynn, Jack Terry, Bruce Lynn, Mark Lynn, Kevin Lynn, Scott Mitchell and Kyle Gerkin. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Norma J. (Myers) Reynolds

Oct. 7, 1927 — Sept. 23, 2017

Norma J. Reynolds, 89, of Bedford, died at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 7, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lee Myers and Rhett Myers Winkler. She married Thomas Edward “Doc” Reynolds on Aug. 31, 1950, and he survives.

She had been a bookkeeper at Fultz Auto Supply, the Unemployment Office, and Walls & Walls Insurance Agency. She owned Norma’s Fashions, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Norma enjoyed many trips to Disney with her family and loved feeding and watching birds and deer.

Survivors include her husband, “Doc” of Bedford; a daughter, Linda Pittman and husband Paul of Bedford; a son, Lincoln Reynolds and wife Melanie of Bedford; a son-in-law, Jean “Butch” LeJeune of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Jason Reynolds of Bedford, Christine LeJeune Mayes and husband Grant, of Columbus, Ohio, and J.T. LeJeune of Bloomington and companion Laura Hunsucker; and a brother, Norman (Bud) Myers, of Buffalo, Wyo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, LeeAnn LeJeune; and a brother, Donnie Myers.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Nathan Sundt officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 219 Sycamore Dr., Bedford, or White River Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Bedford.

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

Brenda Kay Kinser

June 4, 1954 — Sept. 22, 2017

Brenda Kay Kinser, 63, of Bedford, died at 11:50 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 4, 1954, in Anderson, she was the daughter of Clester Butler and Anna (Large) Perry. She married Herman Dwight Kinser on June 21, 1975 and he died Jan. 21, 1995.

She was an assembly worker at GE for 26 years and a nurse’s aide at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for 10 years. She was a member of I.B.E.W. Local No. 2249.

Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Kinser and his fiancé Audrey Mason of Heltonville and Darin Kinser of Bedford; a daughter, Stacey Brosamle and husband Danny of Bedford; grandchildren, Taylor Brosamle, Jasmine Schulz and husband Chadrick, Grace Kinser, Zachary Brosamle, and Jacob Kinser; her mother, Anna Perry; a sister, Barbara Turner and husband Robert of Bloomington; a brother, Paul Butler and wife Elizabeth Roberts, of Anderson; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, her husband and her stepfather, Lee Perry.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

September 24, 2017

Ralph Fish

Memorial services for Ralph Butch Fish, 68, of Bedford, who died Aug. 5, will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Otis Park Shelter House in Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is handling arrangements.

Judith Ann Foddrill

Judith Ann (Dillard) Foddrill, 72, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Norma J. Reynolds

Norma J. Reynolds, 89, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Brenda Kay Kinser

Brenda Kay (Butler) Kinser, 63, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

September 23, 2017

Esther ‘Betty’ (Kimbley) Guthrie Wilcox

April 13, 1919 — Sept. 22, 2017

Esther “Betty” Guthrie Wilcox, 98, of Bedford, entered into Heaven at 4:55 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, surrounded by her family, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born April 13, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Trues and Hazel (McKnight) Kimbley. Betty married Clyde Guthrie on July 30, 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1968. She married Oren Hamer Wilcox on Oct. 10, 1971, and he preceded her in death in 1996.

Betty was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the Class of 1936. She was employed at various retail stores in Bedford including Alden’s and the Well’s Shoppe.

Betty was a member of the White River Baptist Church and loved spending time outdoors on her farm, gardening, and being with her children and grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Clydene Guthrie Flinn and husband Larry; a son, Philip Guthrie (Jewel Breckenridge); a sister, Martha Childers; a sister-in-law, Lillian Kimbley; grandchildren, Kathy (Darak) Blackburn, Karen Evans and fiancé Paul Bucher, Jason (Crystal) Flinn, Jennifer (Nick) Bilskie, Jeannette Guthrie, Janine Martin and Brooke (Chad) Carroll; great-grandchildren, Chase (Brooke), Chandler and Camryn Blackburn, Colsen and Avarie Evans, Isaiah, Jacob and Sophia Flinn, Maddie Pence, Rowen and Wyatt Bilskie, Javan Cobb, Jaylob Guthrie, Jacinda, Nadine, Hope and Makenna Martin, and Eric and Alexis Carroll; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and siblings, John Kimbley, Walter Kimbley and Jesse Kimbley (in infancy).

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Nathan Sundt officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 and from noon until the service on Monday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Baptist Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

James H. ‘Jim’ Guthrie

June 19, 1928 — Sept. 22, 2017

James H. “Jim” Guthrie, 89, of Bedford, died at 5:42 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Garden Villa.

Born June 19, 1928, in Leesville, he was the son of William Raymond and Mollie (Murphin) Guthrie. He married Mary E. Sherfick on Sept. 6, 1950, and she preceded him in death on July 3, 2001.

He retired in 1993 as a toolmaker at E&M Tool Co. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two sons, James L. Guthrie and wife Beth of Mitchell and John R. Guthrie and wife Lois of Pinhook; a daughter, Judy S. Couch of Scottsburg; one sister, Clara Deaton of Leesville; two brothers, George Guthrie of Columbus and Stanley “Stan” Guthrie of Bedford; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a sister, Myrtle Arnold; four brothers, Joseph, Johnny, William Robert and Arthur “Art” Guthrie; and a sister, Gladys Guthrie.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Church Cemetery in Buddha where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mary Marie Brooking

Jan. 19, 1945 — Sept. 22, 2017

Mary Marie Brooking, 72, of Paoli, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at the Paoli Health and Living Center, Paoli.

Born Jan. 19, 1945, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Maudie Marie (Taylor) Morgan. She married David Brooking; and he preceded her in death on June 21, 2012.

Mary worked at numerous nursing homes and hospitals as a CNA.

Surviving are sons, Steve (Angie) Brooking, Jeff (Rita) Brooking and Michael (Cindy) Brooking; daughter, Melissa (Kent Fender) Wiseman; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Anthony, in infancy.

Funeral service will be at noon on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery, Orleans.

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

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

Robert Ritter Sr.

Robert Ritter Sr., 83, Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with cremation to follow. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 22, 2017

Esther ‘Betty’ Wilcox

Esther “Betty” Wilcox, 98, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

James Guthrie

James Guthrie, 89, Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 21, 2017

John H. Condiff

Oct. 27, 1929 — Aug. 21, 2017

John H. Condiff, 87, of Bedford passed away at his residence on Aug. 21, 2017.

He was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 27, 1929, to Jesse James Condiff and Evalou (Bastain) Condiff. John married Jeanne Monigold Condiff on March 3, 1967, in Palmdale, Calif., and she survives.

John was a graduate of Bedford High School and graduated from Tri-State College in Angola. He was a member and elder of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Bedford.

He was retired from Rocket dyne where he was a rocket test engineer.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Condiff of Bedford; children, Greg (Karla) Condiff of Mississippi, Mark (Diane) Condiff of Indianapolis, Jonquilyn (Jim) Ramey of Bedford, Deborah (Jeff) Clark of California, Christopher Henson of California, Michael Henson of California and Heather (Cary) Cooper of Columbus; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Shirley May Condiff and Jeanne Underwood; his dear first wife, Emmabelle; nephew, Jay; nieces, May Lois and Martha Evaloup; and beloved granddaughter, Jennifer.

Celebration of John’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 6264 Sandpit Road in Bedford.

Norma Evelyn (Quackenbush) Wagner

Dec. 11, 1921 — Sept. 21, 2017

Norma Evelyn Wagner, 95, of Bedford, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Dec. 11, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Stanley and Stella (Allen) Quackenbush. She married Walter Ray Wagner on May 21, 1940, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and member of Southland Church of Christ. Norma loved to play bridge and do crossword puzzles.

Survivors include one son, Timothy Wagner and wife Lisa of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Luann Smith and husband Steve, Ann Wagner, Zack Wagner and Nick Ackerman; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Michael Wagner; a daughter, Lana Bourland; and a sister, Betty Lou Roberts.

Graveside service will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery.

The family requests that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

No visitation is scheduled. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

W. Marie (Blackerby) Sebastian

Nov. 25, 1926 — Sept. 19, 2017

W. Marie Sebastian, 90, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 25, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Rice and Grace (Barlow) Blackerby. She married Carl D. Sebastian and he preceded her in death in January 1967.

Marie had been employed at Spring Mill Inn and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary. She enjoyed the music and dancing at Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her sons, Jimmy Sebastian of Mitchell and Carl Sebastian of Greenwood, Fla.; daughter, Sharon Howe of Salem, Ore.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Maxine Worley, June Hall, Janet Quinn, Bonnie Bundy and Sue Woods, all of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; and brothers, Earl, Ray and Nelson “Bud” Blackerby, preceded her in death.

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

September 20, 2017

Denny Inman

April 19, 1945 — Sept. 19, 2017

Denny Inman, 72, of Bedford, died at 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 19, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Cecil and Lois (Watson) Inman. He married Diane E. Galloway and she preceded him in death on April 30, 2014.

He retired from the L&N Railroad and later retired as an electronics technician from NWSD Crane after 23 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a sharpshooter.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was active in Lawrence and Monroe County 4-H. He enjoyed flea markets and his animals.

Survivors include his mother, Lois Inman of Bedford; two sons, James E. Inman and Kip E. Inman and Charity, all of Bedford; a daughter, Alissia Inman and Monte Bastin of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Alanis, Kody, Alexandra, Keaton, Danielle, Dax and Kenley; a great-grandson, Michael; a sister, Jill Deckard and Kevin Bailey of Bedford; and a niece, Tiana Deckard, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his wife and father.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Norma (Williams) Cundiff

March 4, 1928 — Sept. 19, 2017

Norma J. Cundiff, 89, of Orleans, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Paoli Health and Living Community.

She was born March 4, 1928, in Orleans, the daughter of Norman and Marie (Strange) Williams. She married William Robert Cundiff on Oct. 31, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2005.

She was a member of the Mount Horeb Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher and a past member of Rebecca’s Lodge. She was a member of the American Legion Warren Brock Post 69 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Harriet Clipp (Donald) of Mitchell and Shirley Collins (Willie) of Tennessee; one son, Norman “Red” Cundiff (Liticia) of Orleans; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; four brothers; Lewis, Bill, Tom and Michael Williams, all of Orleans; and one sister, Mary Alice Chisham of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Paul Robert Cundiff; one grandson, Brandon Lee Cundiff; and one great-grandson, Destin Moore; two brothers, Gilbert and Larry Williams; two half-brothers, Harold and Paul Williams; and one half sister, Ruth Dennis.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Williams and the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Wanda Sebastian

Wanda Marie (Blackerby) Sebastian, 90, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 18, 2017

Sarah E. (Emmons) Floyd

Nov. 3, 1930 — Sept. 17, 2017

Sarah E. Floyd, 86, of Bedford died at 5:57 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Nov. 3, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clyde and Ida (Baker) Emmons. She married James Floyd in 1954 and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene. She retired from GE in Cleveland, Ohio.

Survivors include one brother, Clifford Emmons and wife Frances of Bedford; and one sister, Laura Stanton of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James E. Floyd; two brothers, Ollie, and Doyle Emmons; and three sisters, Geneva McKnight, Clara Mae and Gladys Blair.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Bushy officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

Margaret Jean (Cole) Tarr

May 18, 1939 — Sept. 16, 2017

Margaret Jean Tarr, 78, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 18, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Clem and Mallie Golden (Ashley) Cole. She was married to William Clinton Tarr.

Margaret was a homemaker and loved baking with persimmons and berries. She was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, William Tarr of Mitchell; daughters, Cynthia Jean King of Mitchell and Jamie Allen Lewis of Mitchell; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and siblings, Bob Cole of Indianapolis, Violet Bohart of Indianapolis, Geneva Hardin of Indianapolis, Mary Salmon of Bedford, Steve Cole of Bedford and Dave Cole of Indianapolis.

Her parents; son, Timothy Allen Tarr; and sisters, Mildred White and Mallie Blanton, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Yancy Unger officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

September 17, 2017

Rebecca N. Cooksey

Oct. 28, 1951 — Sept. 14, 2017

Rebecca N. Cooksey, 65, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, surrounded by her loving family.

Becky was born October 28, 1951, in Logansport, Indiana, and was the daughter of the late Donald Charles and Patricia Jane (Palmer) Neal. Becky was a 1969 graduate of Mitchell High School and attended Indiana University. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Bloomington. She retired from Indiana University as Manager, Enterprise Decision Support Services with UITS.

Becky was a founding Board Member of Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, and also served as their first Treasurer. She prided herself with the knowledge and ability to tackle any home improvement project with her extensive tool collection. She was a talented seamstress. She loved the outdoors, especially hiking, camping and boating. Her greatest joy and love in her life was being a Mother and a Nana.

Becky is survived by her husband, Chuck Cooksey; daughter, Sarah Schum Payton (Luke); stepdaughters, Tricia Riveire and Amy Hahaj (Ryan). Also surviving are six grandchildren, Will and Dane Payton, Madalynn and Jack Riveire and Raegan and Baylor Hahaj; and brother-in-law Fred Priest.

Preceding her in death were her parents, sister Jane Ann Priest and husband Steve Gribble.

Visitation for Becky will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church, 219 E. Fourth Street, Bloomington, with a Memorial Service immediately following at 3 p.m., with Pastor Mark Fenstermacher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Becky’s memory to IU Health Hospice House.

Memories of Becky and condolences to her family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

Wayne Alan Semerau

July 2, 1946 — Sept. 9, 2017

Wayne Alan Semerau, 71, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, passed away at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at the Florida Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 2, 1946, and was the son of George Walter Semerau and Lillian (Axberg) Semerau. He married Kathy Grissom on November 28, 1987, and she survives.

He achieved his B.A. degree from Purdue University and his M.B.A. from Indiana University, and he worked as an Industrial Engineer for Otis Elevator for 41 years. He was instrumental in projects overseas in both Australia and Malaysia throughout his career.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Semerau, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida; four children, Kathy (Semerau) Baldwin, of Tennessee, Ryan Semerau, of Connecticut, Jason Cain and Ashley (Cain) Bridges, of Indiana; his mother, Lillian (Axberg) Semerau, of South Carolina; two brothers, George Paul Semerau and wife Jody Semerau, of California, and Jon Max Semerau and his wife, Ellen Semerau, of South Carolina; 18 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Walter Semerau; maternal grandparents, Jon Edwin Axberg and Lillian (Young) Axberg; and paternal grandparents, Max Joseph Semerau and Erna (Pauli) Semerau.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, with Pastor Bob Phillips and Pastor Jerry Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Monday at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

September 16, 2017

Joyce (Storm) Walker

Nov. 4, 1948 — Sept. 15, 2017

Joyce (Storm) Walker, 68, of Bedford, died at 2:58 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 4, 1948, in Princeton, Ky., she was the daughter of Ernest Ralph and Elva (Cherry) Storm. She married Riley Walker on May 28, 1971, in Princeton, Ky., and he survives.

She was a Registered Nurse and graduated with a RN Degree from Kentucky Baptist and Indiana University with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration.

Survivors include two daughters, Adair Walker Brent of Bedford and Rachel Storm Landers and husband Alan of Stuttgart, Germany; one son, Jonathan Lewis Walker and wife Jennifer of Springville; and grandchildren, Aaron Storm, Corbin Walker Brent and Moriah Walker Brent, Brennon Blevins, Bruce Walker, Henry Armstrong, Ezra Walker Landers, Grace Landers, Eli Landers and Nora Landers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Lance Storm.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at the First Baptist Church of Bedford with the Rev. Cliff Bunch and Pastor Nathan Sundt officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joyce Walker Grandchildren College Scholarship Fund. Family and friends may express their condolences at www.daycarter.com.

September 15, 2017

Helen Marie (Hanners) Cooper

April 29, 1948 — Sept. 14, 2017

Helen Marie Cooper, 69, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 29, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Howard and Clara M. (Hanners) Tincher. She married Ronald Dean Cooper July 6, 1965, and he preceded her in death March 9, 2006.

Helen retired from RCA with 35 years of service.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie Bolling of Mitchell; and granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson.

Her parents; husband; and brothers, George Hanners and Clyde Hanners, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen.

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

Joyce (Storm) Walker

Joyce (Storm) Walker, 68, Bedford, died today. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 14, 2017

Bobbie Gene Lee

June 2, 1939 — Sept. 13, 2017

Bobbie Gene Lee, 78, of Tunnelton, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at his residence.

Born June 2, 1939, in Kentucky, he was the son of John Martin and Elizabeth Mae (Babb) Lee. He married Ramona Flinn on June 30, 1962; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Henderson County High School, in Henderson, Ky., with the Class of 1957. Bobbie was a veteran of the United States Army, where he was stationed in Korea. He was an avid gardener. Bobbie retired from Samco after many years. He was of the Protestant Faith.

Surviving are his wife, Ramona Lee; two sons, David (Tracy) Lee and Mark Lee; two grandchildren, Patrick Lee and Andrea Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Billie Lee.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Private family burial will be held at Tunnelton Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be on Friday, from 11 a.m. until the service at the funeral chapel.

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

Betta Jean (Grunden) Beavers Smith

March 8, 1928 — Sept. 11, 2017

Betta Jean Beavers Smith, 89, passed quietly on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.

Born March 8, 1928, in Milltown, she was the daughter of Everett and Ida Fern (Kimes) Grunden.

Betta was first and foremost a warm caring person who treated all with kindness and respect. In the vernacular of her day, she was always referred to as, “that sweet Betta.” She would undoubtedly list her two sons as her most important achievements in a life well lived.

She was married to Jesse Beavers, father of her two sons, until his death in February 1983. They had been childhood sweethearts from the third grade. They lived their early years in a small frame house on Main Street in Mitchell until finally building their dream home on three acres on State Road 60 East in 1970.

Betta married Tom Smith in 1985. They lived in Salem and then on White River near Shoals. Finally, in retirement, they moved to Plantation, Fla., near Tim, where Tom died in 2015. Ironically, Betta, who was always the caregiver, became the cared-for as Alzheimer’s ravaged her life.

Betta is survived by her sons, Keith Beavers and his wife Donna and Tim Beavers and his wife Betty Anne. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jason Beavers and his wife Meredith, Jeffrey Beavers and his wife Summer, Justin Beavers, Alexanne Beavers; and great-grandchildren, Adrianna Beavers, Merrick Beavers, and Raylan Beavers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and siblings, Ollie Grunden, Bennie Grunden, Irene Grunden, Mildred Haley, Violet Davis and Maudie Mann.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Lee Hupp officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

September 13, 2017

Dana Joy (Cochran) Jones

Sept. 18, 1974 — Sept. 10, 2017

Dana Joy (Cochran) Jones, 42, of Bedford, died at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Born Sept. 18, 1974, at Bedford Regional Medical Center, she was the daughter of Samuel Cochran and Henrietta (Cobb) Cochran. She married Chris Jones on March 29, 2003 and he survives.

She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at StoneBridge Health Campus, studied Biochemistry at Indiana University and was a proud Homeschool mom.

She is survived by her husband, Chris; son, Zyler Jones; father, Samuel; two brothers, Darren Cochran and Mark Cochran (Shawna); three sisters, including Sherilyn Kelly, Karen Cochran; nephews, Jon Cochran, Brayden “Alex” Cochran, Stephen Kelly; and nieces, Kennedy Cochran, Tiffany Cochran, Sheryl Lyn Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her mother; nephew, Jon Bradley Cochran; and grandmother, Nancy Stout.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hope Resource Center.

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

September 12, 2017

Eugene ‘Gene’ Fields

March 8, 1940 — Sept. 10, 2017

Eugene “Gene” Fields, 77, of Bedford, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, surrounded by his family at his residence.

Born March 8, 1940, in Letcher County, Ky., he was the son of Alford and Donna (Herron) Fields. He married Mary Jane Ison on March 25, 1970; and she survives.

He was a member of the UAW Local No. 440. He retired from General Motors.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane of Bedford; one son, Scott (Melissa) Fields of Shoals; three grandchildren, Amber, Shelby and Shawn Patrick; brothers, Lester, of Harlan, Ky., Leroy, of Premium, Ky., and Herbert, of Whitesburg, Ky.; sister, Hester, of Everts, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Shawn “Tank” Fields; four brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Roger Allen officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

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

Terry J. Anderson

March 29, 1950 — Sept. 8, 2017

Terry J. Anderson, age 67, of Mission, Texas, formerly of Danville, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

Born March 29, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of the late Harry and Darlene (McDonald) Anderson. His sister, Karen Strunk also preceded him in death.

Terry was an avid sports fan. He loved fishing, golfing and ran the clock for various sporting events at both Danville and Avon High Schools. He was active in cancer support groups including the American Cancer Society and the Palm Valley Cancer Support Group. He loved woodworking and specialized in making wood bowls and ink pens.

Survivors include his wife, Ginger (Mosier) Anderson; his daughter, Amanda Anderson; his great-grand-nephew, Kaleb Canada; his two great-grand-nieces, Haleigh and Kadynn Canada; along with numerous loved nieces and nephews; as well as his beloved dogs, Quincy and Chloe.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Conkle Funeral Home, Avon Chapel, with calling from 2-4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Betta J. Smith

Betta Jean (Beavers) Smith, 89, Plantation, Fla., died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 11, 2017

Carolyn S. (Wood) Robinson

Feb. 15, 1941 — Sept. 9, 2017

Carolyn S. (Wood) Robinson, 76, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born, Feb. 15, 1941, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of the late Dewey and Alpha Mae (Dewar) Wood.

Carolyn was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who loved working in her flower beds, cooking, and spending time with her family.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed being employed at Cook Inc., RCA kitchen staff and the IU Maxi Center.

Carolyn was a member of the Westside Assembly of God.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Kenneth A. Robinson; daughters, Kim Nethery (Mark), Shelly Raines (Otto), and Marjorie A. Robinson; grandchildren, Candace Clark (Andrew), Stephanie Morrow (Joe Flynn), Heather Jordan (Jeff), Bailey Taylor (Tim VanMeter), and Jeremy Raines; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Schoolcraft (Norman), and Linda Mitchner (Randall); and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Lowell, Jim, Leroy, Robert Eugene and Richard Leon Wood; sisters, Mary Wood, Martha Stogsdill, Patty Harrelson, Jeanette Larimer, Betty Smith, Wilma Pate, Phyllis Adkins, Alice Turpin and Nancy Mitchell.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor Rick Owensby officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Humane Society of one’s choice.

Memories of Carolyn and condolences to the family may be shared at www.thefuneralchapel.net.

September 09, 2017

Julie Farler Ridener

May 14, 1970 — Sept. 7, 2017

Julie (Farler) Ridener, 47, of Campbellsburg, passed away at 9:59 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Bloomington.

Born May 14, 1970, in Salem, Indiana, Julie was the daughter of Joan (Holler) Hawkins. She married Howard Ridener and he preceded her in death.

Julie was a Graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1988, was a homemaker, and she attended New Horizon Church in Bloomington.

Surviving are her mother, Joan (Holler) Hawkins; one son, Joshua Farler; a grandson, Raylan Farler; a nephew, Travis Lee Duncan Jr.; one great-niece Abby Duncan; two uncles, Charles (Susie) Holler and David Scott (Rene) Matthew; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; one son, Logan Farler; one daughter, Dottie Jo Holler; her brothers, Travis Lee Duncan and Harvey LeRoy Duncan; and her grandmother, Dorothy Matthew.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford, with Pastor Richard Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral chapel.

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

Wanda M. (Shacklett) McBride

Feb. 4, 1922 — Sept. 6, 2017

Wanda M. McBride, 95, of Jasonville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Jasonville, to Jesse K. Shacklett and Georgia M. (Rumple) Shacklett, the first of four children.

Survivors include her sons, Robert (Linda) McBride of Jasonville and Jan McBride of Bedford; grandchildren, Michael McBride, Stefanie (Eric) Calvert, Shannon (Tom) Graves and Jenni (Jason) Beeler; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Tharen Burris of Evansville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, James Haley; brother, Russell Shacklett; sister, Virginia Jaskowiak; and ex-husband and father of her children, Wayne McBride.

After graduation from Jasonville High School in 1940, she worked as a telephone operator and manager for Indiana Bell and GTE before her retirement.

Wanda was a devoted member of the Jasonville Assembly of God Church, where she was active in the church’s prayer ministry. Her love of the Lord, His Word and family were central to her life as a Christian.

Arrangements are entrusted to Cox Funeral Home, Jasonville; coxfuneralhomejasonville.com.

Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Jasonville Assembly of God Church, 339 West Main Street, Jasonville. Funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 2 p.m. today at the church with Pastor Sam Bush officiating.

Interment will be at Peavey Cemetery in Howesville.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Wanda to the charity of your choice to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

September 08, 2017

William H. ‘Bill’ Williams

Feb. 5, 1946 — Sept. 7, 2017

William H. “Bill” Williams, age 71, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. He was a resident of Bedford.

Born on Feb. 5, 1946, in the family home in Huron, he was the youngest child of the late Doan S. and Agnes (Barlow) Williams. He was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School. He graduated in 1969 from Butler University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Education and received his Master’s Degree from DePauw University.

He married Evelyn S. (Robertson) Williams on Nov. 25, 1972, and she survives.

He taught at Indiana School for the Deaf, Burris Elementary School, Mitchell High School and Monrovia High School over the span of 16 years. Throughout his education tenure, he taught Physical Education, Driver’s Education, Biology and Building Trades. During his time teaching building trades is where he discovered his talent and passion for construction.

Bill remodeled and built new homes for 40-plus years. He developed Southridge Subdivision and Southridge Villages and prided Bill Williams Construction on craftsmanship and building high quality homes.

He was current president and active member of the Lawrence County Home Builders Association. He enjoyed many nights with family and friends at the American Legion Post No. 33 and the Bedford Elks Lodge.

His hobbies included woodworking, classic cars, playing cards, coaching basketball, and antiquing. Bill liked to tinker around fixing any and everything, including custom family projects. He cherished times spent with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 45 years, Evelyn S. Williams; four children, William H. “Bill” Williams II and his wife Darla, April M. Williams and her fiance Jeff Herrman, Shelley A. Williams, and her fiance Jeremy Blackwell, and James “Dallas” Williams and his wife Baylee; grandchildren, Brodie, Ike and Adeline; sister, Loeda Mundy; brother, Gerald Williams; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Velma Thompson; sister-in-law, Charlene Williams; brothers-in-law, Lee Thompson and Knofel Mundy.

Visitation hours will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest privately at The Gardens at Olive Branch Cemetery, in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Evelyn for her medical expenses in her fight against bile duct cancer. Contributions may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com or www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Jeffrey Scott Cole

Jeffrey Scott Cole, 55, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday. There will be no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 07, 2017

Katie Lavere (Mayden) Deckard

Sept. 20, 1940 — Sept. 5, 2017

Katie Lavere Deckard, 76, of Bedford, died at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at her residence.

Born Sept. 20, 1940, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Homer and Lucille (Flynn) Mayden. She married Jerry D. Deckard on Jan. 20, 1968, and he died on June 16, 2013.

She was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an assembly worker at Visteon.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Nikirk and husband Chad of Bedford; a son, Chris Deckard and wife Misty of Bedford; three grandchildren, Kayla Deckard, Sydney Deckard and Chase Nikirk; a great-grandchild, Eliana Amstutz; two sisters, Treva Mayden Baker of Bedford and Helen Mayden Lynch and husband Fred of Mitchell; a brother, Hank Mayden and wife Susan of Bedford; and a brother-in-law, James Deckard and wife Roanna of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Becky (Mayden) Stone and Mary Evelyn (Mayden) Holler.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Shawn Green officiating. Burial will follow in Kinser Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

James Lee Tincher

Oct. 15, 1940 — Sept. 6, 2017

James Lee Tincher, 76, of Shoals, died at 5:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1940, in Mitchell, he was the son of Raymond and Mary (Baldwin) Tincher. He married Diane Hardin on March 9, 1973, and she survives.

He was a truck driver for Mitchell Transport and attended Singing Hill Church in Shoals.

Survivors include his wife, Diane Tincher of Shoals; two sons, Jimmy Eugene Tincher of Shoals and Robert Lee Tincher and wife April of French Lick; a grandson, Ryan Tincher; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Tincher; and a brother, Donald Tincher and wife Ivey of Shoals.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Raymond Tincher; and a sister, Lovey Cook.

Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, at the Georgia Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until noon on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider contributions be made to the family.

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

September 06, 2017

Martha L. (Fleetwood) Davis

July 20, 1933 — Sept. 5, 2017

Martha L. Davis, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, surrounded by her loved ones.

Born July 20, 1933, in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Leslie and Helen (Sturrock) Fleetwood and one of 14 children. She grew up in Heltonville and was a graduate of Heltonville High School. She married Wallace Ray Adams on Aug. 5, 1955 and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1971. She later married William R. Davis and he died Oct. 10, 2009.

Martha was one amazing woman with a servant’s heart. Back in the 1980s, she was elected as the first female President of the Thornton Memorial Boys Club in Bedford. She was a hard worker and believed in getting to work early and staying until the task was completed. Her outstanding work ethic was often noticed by her employers over the years at RCA, Triangle & Leahy, and HFI Mechanical in Bloomington where she worked until her passing. Martha worked at HFI for 23 years, doing billing for the company’s commercial department. In fact, she tried to retire from HFI a few times, but she loved the people and the work too much to completely retire, so she went to three days a week this past March. Martha also successfully attained her realtor’s license and worked for Jay Donaldson Real Estate over the course of her work career.

She was passionate about her work, but she was even more passionate about her family. She loved them with everything in her. She was especially proud of her granddaughters, Abby and Ally. They were the center of her world. Martha was known by her immediate family as the best euchre player ever. Everyone wanted to be Nana’s euchre partner — she was just that good.

She was a beautiful, classy lady and an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, Nana, and friend. A long-time member of Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, Martha loved her Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed serving in the church.

Survivors include a son, Jeff Adams and wife Michelle (Missy) Medlock Adams of Bedford; two granddaughters, Abby Pace and husband Micah and their son Bear of Lexington, Ky., and Allyson Hovious and husband Wesley of Greenwood; three brothers, Ray, Rex and Kevin Fleetwood; and three sisters, Rickie Anderson, Tammy Reuter Louise Meadows and Everett Dean Fleetwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, six brothers, Bob, Raymond Willard, Ronnie, Charles Edwin, and Edward Dale Fleetwood; and one sister, Betty Jean Fleetwood.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, in the Elm-wood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Carl Mitchell

Carl Mitchell, 76, Bedford, died Sunday. Cremation with no services was chosen. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Linda Kay Boruff

Linda Kay Boruff, 62, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-­Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Katie (Mayden) Deckard

Katie (Mayden) Deckard, 76, Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

September 05, 2017

Earl M. Richason

Oct. 23, 1927 — Sept. 3, 2017

Earl Marshall Richason, 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Oct. 23, 1927, in Mitchell, he was the son of Jesse Thomas and Anna Mae (Tillette) Richason. He married Hazel Belle Coy April 19, 1965, and she preceded him in death May 18, 2011.

Earl was a truck driver and retired from ABF Freight. He enjoyed making model ships and sail boats.

Earl was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his sons, Tom (Penny) Richason of Radcliff, Ky., Terry (Brenda) Richason of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Tim (Beverly) Richason of Pennsylvania and Troy Richason of Mitchell; daughter, Joyce (William) Aldridge of Mitchell; ten grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Donald Richason of Mitchell.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Merle Davis, Margaret Bledsoe, and Joanne Goldsby, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

A private burial will be on Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

September 04, 2017

Joyce M. McFarlan

Sept. 17, 1951 — Sept. 2, 2017

Joyce M. McFarlan, 65, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born Sept. 17, 1951, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Martha Marie (Chastain) McFarlan.

She retired from Dunn Hospital. Joyce was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are three nephews, Jim (Natalie) McFarlan, Patrick Spaulding and Christopher McFarlan; two nieces, Jamie Kelly and Tammy (James) Marcin; great-nieces, Taylor Kelly, Eagle McFarlan, Makarah McFarlan, Bethany Ireland and Amanda Ireland; great-nephew, Daven Lindley; great-great-niece, Vaida Young; and great-great-nephew, Garrett Marcin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jim McFarlan; and a great-nephew Graden McFarlan.

Funeral services will be at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

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

Earl M. Richason

Earl M. Richason, 89, Mitchell, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 02, 2017

Richard David Wagoner

Jan. 27, 1939 — Aug. 31, 2017

Richard David Wagoner, 78, of New Albany, died at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Baptist Floyd Hospital in New Albany.

Born Jan. 27, 1939, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Robert and Hannah (Reuter) Wagoner.

He was a retired bartender.

Survivors include; a son, Gregory Scott Wagoner of New Albany; a daughter, Michelle Riggs and husband Daniel of New Albany; and four grandchildren, Bradley Wagoner, Alexandria Wagoner and Preston Riggs, all of New Albany, and Sophie Riggs of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Michael Lee Jackson

Michael Lee Jackson, 64, Oolitic, died Thursday. Cremation was chosen with no service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

William Earl

William Earl, 93, Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to ­ 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

September 01, 2017

Gilbert William ‘Gil’ Fey

June 5, 1933 — Aug. 30, 2017

Gilbert William Fey, 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in Bloomington.

Gil was born in 1933 in Louisville, Ky., to Leonard T. and Rosella “Cottie” Fey. He grew up in the Louisville area, moved to Corydon and graduated high school there in 1951.

He was a proud Marine and a combat veteran of the Korean conflict.

Gil then attended Indiana Central College (now UIndy), participated in athletics and met his future wife, Ruth Erny of Plymouth. They graduated in 1958, married, and recently celebrated 59 blessed years together.

Gil began his teaching and coaching career at Brownsburg High School in 1958. In 1961, they moved to French Lick, where he inaugurated the football program at Springs Valley High School and was Head Football Coach and Athletic Director for 10 seasons. He was a beloved coach known for his ability to mentor, guide and positively impact his players and students.

In 1971, he began coaching at Bedford High School and was the founding Football Coach and Athletic Director at Bedford North Lawrence High School until 1982.

He also raised purebred Angus cattle and served on the Board of Springville Feeder Association.

After retiring from coaching and teaching, Gil and Ruth enjoyed working on their farm, relaxing at their home in Florida, and volunteering within their communities. This included several years at Belle Trace Health and Living Center and home visitation for St. Vincent de Paul Society, Bloomington.

Gil was a lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Bedford. When asked about it, he was proud to tell the story of actually meeting Saint Padre Pio in 1953 in Italy.

His influence on his family, his friends and neighbors, and the legion of students and players he coached cannot be overstated. He set an example for every person who met him. In his quiet manner, he inspired others to be better people. His goal was always to leave a place better than he found it. There is no doubt that he accomplished that in his 84 years here.

Coach Fey was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Leonard T. “Skip” Fey Jr. and Francis Xavier “Frank” Fey; and his sister, Doll Rose (Fey) Woosley.

He is survived by wife, Ruth; their children, Michelle (Michael) Pullano of Suffolk, Va.; Marcy (Greg) Johnson of Kansas City, Mo., Mindy (Tony) Kinser of Bedford and Mike Fey (Gia) of Sandy, Utah; grandchildren, Nick Pullano, Cara (Billy) Pullano Curling, Morgan Johnson, Abbey Johnson, Caitlin Kinser, Drew Kinser, Bridgett Fey, Maggie Fey and Paige Fey, Tyler Maxey, Krysta Maxey and Kymberlie Maxey, and one great-grandchild, William “Bear” Curling IV (born July 2017). Gil also leaves his sister in law, Fofie Fey; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Bloomington.

The family wishes to sincerely thank Bloomington Hospital and Premier Hospice for the wonderful care and support given, especially hospice nurse, Susan.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Shamrock Center in Bedford. A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Following the Mass, military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

William Lowell ‘Bill’ Arnold II

July 17, 1954 — Aug. 29, 2017

William Lowell Arnold II, 63, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at his residence.

Born July 17, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William Lowell and Colleen (Kirk) Arnold. He married Martha J. Blendowski July 28, 1979.

Bill retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 35 years of service and was past president of Local Union No. 30. He was a Mitchell City Councilman at-large, loved golfing, riding his Harley, and took great pride in his lawn. Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church and Mitchell High School Class of 1972.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Arnold of Mitchell; daughters, Jennifer McNeely of Mitchell and Tara (Cory Kirk) Arnold of Mitchell; mother, Colleen Arnold of Mitchell; “Poppy” loved his grandchildren, Madison McNeely, Olivia Varvel, Jacob Stroud and Gabby McNeely; sister, Myra Zeeks of Mitchell; brother, Jeff (Lory) Arnold of Orleans; and his dog, Dudley.

His father preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Reggie Clark and Duane Edmonson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Dave Williams, Bob Richards, Bobby Keithley, Jacob Stroud, Vince Blendowksi, John Blendowski, Jeff Arnold and Don Caudell.

Memorial Gifts: Indiana University Health Hospice House, 2810 South Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

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

Gordon Brewer

Gordon Brewer, 88, Bedford, died Aug. 20. A celebration of life will be from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

William Earl

William Earl, 93, Mitchell, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Richard David Wagoner

Richard David Wagoner, 78, New Albany, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

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