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May 31, 2012

Eunice E. Gratzer

April 8, 1919 — May 29, 2012

Eunice Elizabeth (Hunter) Gratzer, 93, of Bedford, died at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born April 8, 1919 in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Stanley and Mettie (Kimbrel) Hunter. She married John T. Gratzer on Dec. 29, 1945; he preceded her in death on March 2, 2006.

She was a graduate of Heltonville High School, and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. She was a school teacher at Dive Elementary for nine years, and was a co-owner and office manager of Gratzer Monuments in Bedford, retiring in 1980.

She was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Surviving are her two sons, Stanley J. (Evelyn) Gratzer and Paul S. (Debbie) Gratzer, all of Bedford; one daughter, Lucy (Jeff) Wray of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Melissa (David) Mitchell, Susan May (Cody) Campbell, Michelle Gratzer (PJ), and Michael Gratzer, all of Bedford, and Sarah, Hannah, and Rebekah, all of Indianapolis; and 11 great-grandchildren, Samantha Mitchell, Garrison Mitchell, Carter May, Sydney May, Luke, Elliott, Dean, Jonathon, Savannah, and Colton and Payton Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Elsie Hawkins and Helen Beyers; and one brother, Harold Hunter.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hillcrest Christian Church, with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, and from 10–11 a.m. on Saturday, at Hillcrest Christian Church.

Contributions may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority for Cancer Research Fund, and Hillcrest Christian Church, in memory of Eunice Gratzer.

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

Rayjean Gerkin

May 1, 1964 — May 28, 2012

Rayjean Gerkin, 48, of 1082 Sunny Acres Drive, Bedford, died at 12:40 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born May 1, 1964, in Fort Worth, Texas, she was the daughter of James A. and Judy (Ahrens) Veal. She married Danny J. Gerkin on Aug. 25, 1984, and he survives.

She was the store manager at Verizon in Bedford and a member of the First Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Danny, of Bedford; her father, James, of Bedford; two sons, Toby Alan Gerkin and Taylor Austin Gerkin both at home; and one brother, James A. Veal of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First Church of God in Bedford with Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the First Church of God.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Rayjean at www.daycarter.com.

Carolyn A. Duncan

Feb. 7, 1932 — May 29, 2012

Carolyn A. Duncan, 80, of Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 7, 1932, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles and Doreen (Payne) Cox. She was married to Murl Tyree and he preceded her in death in 1983. She later married Glenn Duncan in April 1988 and he survives.

She retired from General Motors after 30 years of service and was a volunteer with the women’s auxiliary at Bedford Medical Center.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and the Garden Club.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn, of Bedford; a son, Mike Tyree and wife Judy of Amory, Miss.; four daughters, Deanna Carlson and husband Joe of Elkhart, Cindy Dorsett and husband Randy of Bedford, and Becky McNeely and Sheryl Draus and husband Mike all of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Neil and Tom Cox, both of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, David Tyree; a brother, Sonny Cox; and a granddaughter, Erin Carlson.

We were blessed with Grandma Carolyn. She was given to us at a time most needed in our family. She held our family together and joined us together with a new one. We were always meant to be family through God’s plan. Her kindness, generosity and grace will be missed by us all.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Kidz First Children Ministries at First Assembly of God.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Carolyn at www.daycarter.com.

Edward Anderson

March 10, 1948 — May 29, 2012

Edward L. Anderson, 64, of Mitchell, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

One special angel was called home today. Edward Lee Anderson, friend to everyone and stranger to no one. Avid Coon hunter, full time mushroom hunter and all-around special man. His work was done here on earth so he went to help others on their journey.

Edward was the son of Stanley & Rosetta (Clemons) Anderson and devoted husband to Cathy (Arnold) Anderson. He was born on March 10, 1948, in Lawrence County and served in the United States Army, where he was decorated with two Purple Hearts following his tour in the Vietnam War.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company in Mitchell after 38 years of service.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leo, Leon and an infant brother.

He was a stepfather to Isaac Collins, Jeramie Arnold, Christy Vanscoy, and Stephanie McCameron. He was a grandfather of seven, and expectant great-grandfather of one. He has two sisters, Susie English and Christina Williams; one brother, Wayne Anderson; three nieces and four nephews.

Edward will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, reflections of Edward’s life will be shared at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Brown

Richard Brown, 84, Bedford, died at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

May 30, 2012

Beulah F. Hill

May 16, 1929 — May 29, 2012

Beulah F. “Billie” Hill, 83, of Bedford, died at 5 a.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born May 16, 1929, in Pumpkin Center in Washington County, she was the daughter of Allen Albertson Sr. and Della (Watson) Albertson. She married Davis Hill in 1945 and he died in 1998.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur Hill and Henry (Amy) Hill, both of Bedford; and one daughter, Judy Corwin (companion Bruce Manion) of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Adah Shrope of California and one stepson, Terry Hill of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Bill (Lisa) Hill and Cory Hill, both of Bedford, Casey Hill of Bloomington, Allen (Marcia) Hill of Waynetown, Elisha Hill of Mitchell, Debbie Miller of Heltonville, Jennifer Matthews of Virginia, Jessica Landry of Maine, and Sean Hill of California;11 great-grandchildren, Logan and Tyler Hill of Bedford, Taylor, Kyle and Ashley Miller of Heltonville, Akacia, Akayden and Akaylie Howe of Mitchell, Alliyah Matthews, Joshua Matthews of Virginia, and Ethan Landry of Maine; two half-brothers, Ernie “Tiny” Albertson of Orleans and Albert “Tude” Albertson of Stanford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Allen Albertson Jr., and Glen and Emmett Albertson; six sisters, Ruby Workman, Betty Baker, Bonnie Micheal, Sally Dugon, Marie Hands and Dorie Greathouse; one son, Lloyd “Jody” Hill; and one grandson, Dustin Hill.

Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Ashcraft Chapel Cemetery in Owensburg with Clarence Brown officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call on Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

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

Lois M. Williamson

March 20, 1928 — May 27, 2012

Lois Mae Williamson, 84, of Bedford, died at 5:52 p.m. on Sunday at Prairie Lakes Health Campus in Noblesville.

Born March 20, 1928, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Wayne and Jennie O. (Baker) Hendrix. She married Arnold Williamson in August 1946 and he survives.

She was a homemaker and avid Indiana University basketball and football fan.

She attended Broadview Elementary School and graduated from Bloomington High School with the Class of 1946.

She was a member of the Otis Park Ladies Golf League and bowled for many years at Broadview Bowl. She enjoyed having family gatherings as well as cooking for everyone.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold Williamson of Bedford; one daughter, Connie Ray (Bill) of Carmel; two sons, Mike Williamson of Poway, Calif., Mark Williamson (Peggy) of Bedford; a son-in-law, Dan Cook; grandchildren, Michael Conley, Melissa Chouinard (Jason), Jennifer Emmerson (Rob), Brian Ray (Misti), Bradley Ray (Laura), Max and Jesse Williamson, and (Nathanael Williamson; great-grandchildren, Preston Conley, Tabatha, Arabella and Sophia Chouinard, Lauren and Audra Emmerson, Jace Tomlinson, Brianna and Porter Ray, and Myles Ray; and siblings, Edwin Hendrix (Betty), Jeanette Hartgraves and Wanda Gorham (John).

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Deborah Cook; a grandson, Jeremiah Williamson; brothers, Billy, Thomas and David Hendrix; and a sister, Alice Sowders.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Jim Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lois at www.daycarter.com.

Bonnie Lou Landreth

July 24, 1935 — May 29, 2012

Bonnie Lou Landreth, 76, of 3011 Bishop Road, Jeffersonville, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born July 24, 1935, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Hershel Hupp and Violet (Kersey) Singleton. She married William “Bill” Landreth and he preceded her in death.

She was retired from RCA in Bloomington and worked at Buehler’s Grocery in Bedford until 2009.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Landreth of San Antonio, Texas and Matt Landreth of Spencer; one daughter, Connie Sellers and husband Steve of Jeffersonville; three sisters, Linda Kirby and husband Otis of Auburndale, Fla., Monica Atwood and husband Fred of Elizabeth, and Vicky Sonnpag and husband Danny of Craig, Colo.; four grandchildren, Erica, Michael, Braden and Autumn Sellers, all of Jeffersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her stepfather, Edward Singleton.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bonnie at www.daycarter.com.

Rayjean Gerkin

May 1, 1964 — May 28, 2012

Rayjean Gerkin, 48, Bedford, died at 12:40 a.m. on Monday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First Church of God in Bedford. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Keith D. Pannebaker

Sept. 6, 1962 — May 27, 2012

Keith D. Pannebaker, 49, Salem, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday at Salem Crossing in Salem.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem with David Mikulsky officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until the service Thursday.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to: Grace Bible Church, Mitchell.

Carolyn A. Duncan

Carolyn A. Duncan, 80, Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 29, 2012

Naomi I. Girdley

Dec. 28, 1919 — May 25, 2012

Naomi I. Girdley, 92, of Bedford, died at 7:45 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Byrd and Esther (Jeffers) Jackson. She married Homer Girdley on Dec. 24, 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1997.

Naomi was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church for over 50 years where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, 8 & 40, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Naomi held several offices in all of these organizations.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Terry of Bedford and Margaret Riggs and husband David of Oolitic; two granddaughters, Brett Terry of Westfield and Kirsten Gore and husband John of Bedford; a great-grandson, Jackson Gore; and one brother, Ray Jackson and wife Marilyn of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Eva Hudson, Helen Gaines, Mary Beatrice Jackson; one brother, George Jackson; and a son-in-law Ron Terry.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and also from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Naomi at www.daycarter.com.

Zella Lawson

Nov. 1, 1920 — May 27, 2012

Zella Lawson, 91, Mitchell, passed away at 9 p.m. Sunday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Nov. 1, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Oatley Ray and Ruth (Wagner) Brown. She married Aaron Lawson May 17, 1946, and he preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1989.

She had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation and for many years was owner and operator of the Northside Grocery.

Zella was a member of the Faith Christian Center in Salem.

Surviving are sisters, Regina Stroud of Mitchell. Ollie Sarah (Dean) Jackson of Columbus, Ellen (Jerry) George of Bedford and Edna Rainey of Bedford.

Her parents; and brothers, Roy, Charles, Kenneth, and Warren Brown, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Brother Dean Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Terry Lane Slinkard

April 20, 1946 — May 24, 2012

Terry Lane Slinkard, 66, of 2726 Mount Pleasant Road, Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday at the Hospice House of Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 20, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald and Barbara (Beadie) Slinkard. He married Rita Turpin on Oct. 13, 1973, and she survives.

He was a welder and an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Slinkard of Bedford; three sons, Jathan Slinkard of Florida, Jared Slinkard of Bedford and Terry Slinkard of Bedford; two daughters, Tammy Slinkard, of Bedford and Erin Slinkard of Indianapolis; one brother, Tom Slinkard of Bloomington; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Glen and Bob.

Memorial service will be at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dan Turpin officiating.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Terry at www.daycarter.com.

Mary M. Miller

April 10, 1931 — May 27, 2012

Mary M. Miller, 81, of Bedford, died at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa.

Born April 10, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Stanley Miller and Julia (Zonkle) Rose.

She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include one sister, Opel Lessig of Bedford; and three nieces, Michelle Stroud, Melissa Lessig and Melanie Hedge.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.

Lotus ‘Imogene’ Crane

April 3, 1922 — May 25, 2012

Lotus “Imogene” Crane, 90, of Shoals, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:15 p.m. on Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born April 3, 1922, in Martin County, the daughter of William M. and Fannie (Chastain) Taylor. She married Lowell Crane on Oct. 8, 1938, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1999.

Imogene was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Springs Church of Christ.

She will be forever loved and missed by her family, including: Lotus June (Harley) Neideffer of Shoals; John Robert (Roberta) Crane of Bedford; Brenda Eagan (Chris) of Washington; Sandra Mae Salmon (Ronnie Baker) of Loogootee; and Lowell Edward (Dawn) Crane of Shoals; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; and sisters, Annabelle Fields of Bedford, Opal Dale Mullis of Bloomington, and Hildred Taylor of Shoals.

She was preceded in death by two great-grandsons; one sister, Vernell Rainey; and one brother, John Taylor.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Trinity Springs Cemetery.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.

Rayjean Gerkin

Rayjean Gerkin, of 1082 Sunny Acres Dr., Bedford, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 27, 2012

Andy E. Jackson

Nov. 30, 1956 — May 25, 2012

Andy E. Jackson, 55, of Springville, died Friday, May 25, at the Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood, Indiana.

Andy was born November 30, 1956, in Linton, Indiana, the son of Lester “Red” and Ethel Jackson.

Survivors include his parents; one sister, Yvonna (Lowell) Hawkins; and nieces, Stacie Harris and Christina Cazee.

Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of a private visitation and graveside service.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Naomi I Girdley

Naomi I Girdley, 92, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

May 26, 2012

Norman Bartholomew

Dec. 12, 1939  —May 14, 2012

Norman Bartholomew passed away on May 14, 2012, with his daughter, Teresa Steinsberger, and sister, Sheri Neff, by his side.

Norman had five children, Cassie (Bartholomew) Jones of Colorado, John Bartholomew of Spencer, Robert Bartholomew of Springville, Michael Bartholomew of Dallas, and Teresa (Bartholomew) Steinsberger of Bloomington. Norm had several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was especially close to his first grandchild, Michelle Anderson, and her two boys, Braden and Logan. He also spent a lot of time with his two grandsons Nick Strain and Dylan Steinsberger.

Norm is proceeded in death by both his parents, his brother David, and niece Lynsey Painter. He is survived by three siblings, Jack Bartholomew of Indianapolis, Sheri Neff of Palo Alto, and Kathy Lawrence of Indianapolis. Norm graduated from Warren Central HS, served in the US Army, and earned a degree from Purdue University. He retired from Diamond Chain. Most recently, Norm was known for his loyal patronage to his two favorite restaurants, Clover Leaf (biscuits and gravy, with extra gravy) and Hardees (biscuits and gravy with a sausage patty on the side). He loved sports, crosswords, and his family.

A private memorial will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in his name to Friends of Troop 121, 7230 S. Dinsmore Road, Bloomington, IN 47403 or to your local Boy Scout Council.

May 25, 2012

Carl L. March

Feb. 20, 1949 — May 22, 2012

Carl L. March, 63, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 20, 1949, in Logansport, he was the son of Darl and Essie (Parish) March.

Carl was the golf superintendent at StoneCrest Golf Course in Bedford.

He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed officiating basketball. He was a scratch golfer who loved playing golf with his friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Nicole March of Austin, Texas, and Jenifer March Gillespie (Jason) of Indianapolis; one son, Matt March (Sabrina) of Bloomington; his significant other, Tammy March of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Cruz Herrera, Luke Gillespie and Zoey March; one sister, Betty Jo Litke (Fred) of Francesville; and a sister-in-law, Sharon March of Winamac.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Robert March.

Service will be 5 p.m. May 29 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington. Pastor Danny Curry will officiate.

Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Carl March Golf Scholarship Fund for a Mitchell High School student. Contributions may be made in care of the Hoosier Hills Credit Union, 630 Lincoln Ave. Bedford, IN 47421.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

Gilda Snow

Feb. 22, 1932 — May 23, 2012

Gilda (Gimlin) Snow, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Dale Gimlin and Edith (Green) Foster. She married Robert R. (Bob) Snow and he preceded her in death.

Gilda worked as RCA Bloomington, she was also a dental assistant for Dr. Richard Buchanan, and she owned and operated Snow’s Drive-in, in Bedford with her husband Robert R. (Bob) Snow for 36 years.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Snow of Bedford; one daughter, Bobbi Snow Fett and husband Kenny of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Joey Scherschel Buckles and husband Kevin of Mitchell, Stormi Scherschel Jones and husband Jimmy of Bedford, Dr. Travis R. Snow and wife Jenae of Bedford, and Troy Snow and wife Michelle of Bedford; three great-grandsons, Jett Jones, Kade Buckles, and Zachary Snow: one great-granddaughter, Mallorie Jones; and one sister, Vivian Walsch of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Robert R. (Bob) Snow.

Gilda’s wishes were to be cremated with no services.

Donations can be made to the North Lawrence Community Schools Scholarship Foundation

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

May 24, 2012

Leslie H. McMahan

Sept. 12, 1937 — May 17, 2012

Leslie Howard McMahan, 74, Bedford, died on May 17 at his residence.

Born Sept. 12, 1937, in Bedford, he was the son of Leslie Parker McMahan and Geneva (Pavey) McMahan.

He attended Bedford schools.

He was a limestone laborer at Indiana Limestone. He was a former league bowler.

Surviving are his sister, Mary (Charlie) Thornton of Greenwood; nephew, Bill (Renee) Hardwick of Martinsville; and niece, Tammy Carrier of Greenwood. He is also survived by a special neighbor, Carlene White of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Ikerd Cemetery in Bedford.

There will be no calling at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Terry Slinkard

Terry Slinkard, 66, Bedford, died Thursday at Hospice House of Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 23, 2012

Robert K. Hall

July 26, 1927 — May 22, 2012

Robert Kenneth Hall, 84, Bedford, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born in Bedford, he was the son of Louis Joseph and Trula E. (Whitehead) Hall. He married Barbara Jean Kern on Sept. 3, 1948, and she survives.

He was a 1945 graduate of Bedford High School; a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served in the Indiana National Guard and the Indiana Guard Reserve. He worked at the Times-Mail for almost 44 years and retired from the advertising department in 1989.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bedford; a 60-year member of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14; Murat Shrine Temple; a member and past president of La-Or-Ma Shrine Club; past president of the Bedford Jaycees; a 66-year member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and a past member of the Bedford Plan Commission.

Survivors with his wife Barbara are his children, Robert K. (Mary Jane) Hall II, Kathy J. (Bill) Jones, and Dr. Daniel L. (Kim) Hall; grandchildren, Shannon (Dr. Joey) Spires, Dr. Nathan (Holly) Hall, Lauren (Brian) Simpson, Dr. Baron (Erica) Hall, Robert K. Hall III, John Hall, Dr. Tyson (Tia) Medlock, Tanner Medlock, Dr. Tate Medlock, Eric Jones, Katie Jones, Jonathon Jones, Aaron Jones, Tia Jones, Trey Jones and T.J. Jones; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Key; one brother, Ronald J. Hall; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Louis Hall and three sisters, Marie Kirkman, Alma Sweet and Buela May Trinkle; and one grandson, Jamie Jones.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Bob Dailey and Brother Bud Smith officiating. Burial will be in Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic Rites at 6 p.m..

Pall Bearers will be Tyson Medlock, Shannon Spires, Tanner Medlock, Nathan Hall, Chip Hall, Lauren Simpson, Tate Medlock, Baron Hall and John Hall.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be considered to First Christian Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, F.&A. M. or American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33.

Rosa Taylor

April 16, 1923 — May 22, 2012

Rosa (Ratkovich) Taylor, 89, of 408 Lincoln Ave., Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born April 16, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Matthew and Mary (Maros) Ratkovich.

She retired from M. Fine & Sons in 1993.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Wray and husband Lary, and Donna Myers, all of Bedford; one sister, Mildred Ratkovich of Bedford; one brother, Daniel Ratkovich and wife Mary of Bedford; four grandchildren, Jennifer Grover and husband Laron, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Justin Spires and wife Cassie, Wendy Ira and husband, David and Cory Neeley, all of Bedford; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Amanda Skidmore, Anna Spaulding, Catherine Poole and Josephine Strunk; and one brother, John Ratkovich.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Rosa at www.daycarter.com.

Patrick D. Pritchett

Jan. 3, 1944 — May 19, 2012

Patrick Duane Pritchett, 68, of Bedford, died at 7:49 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 3, 1944, in Bedford, he was the son of Francis K. and Gordia “Leon” (Hamilton) Pritchett. He married Janet Grecco on Oct. 23, 1965, and she survives.

Patrick was a Millwright for General Motors and a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife Janet (Grecco) Pritchett of Bedford; three children, Denny Pritchett of Freetown, Annette (Pritchett) Norrick of Oolitic, and Bethany (Pritchett) Melvin of Bedford; and three grandchildren, Jessica Pritchett, and Patrick and Morgan Norrick.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Francis K. Pritchett Jr.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery with military rites to be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Patrick at www.daycarter.com.

May 22, 2012

Michael R. Holt

June 10, 1965 — May 18, 2012

Michael Ray Holt, 46, Bedford, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Rosa Taylor

Rosa Taylor, 89, of Bedford died today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 21, 2012

Bobby Lee Turner

Nov. 16, 1948 — May 19, 2012

Bobby Lee Turner, 63, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born on Nov. 16, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Johnie Turner and Laura (Covey) Turner and was raised by Dad Carl Anderson.

He worked as a Gangsawyer for various stone mills.

Bobby married Patty (Peters) on June 17, 1972 and she survives.

Surviving with his wife Patty are his children, Bobby Lee Turner and wife Debra, Polly Sue Patton and husband Scott, and Johnathon Turner and wife Nellie; 11 grandchildren, Laura, Lanie, Zack, Jeffery, Eli, Micheal, Tyler, Brittany T., Brittany C., Ashly and Shaila; one brother, Lucky Turner; and five sisters, Janice Johnson, Marilou Johnson, Linda Kendall, Lisa Anderson and Carla Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one child in infancy; and one brother, Dale Turner.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Pattonville Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Bobby at: www.daycarter.com

Michael David Allen

Nov. 26, 1943 — May 19, 2012

Michael David Allen, 68, of Bedford, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Born Nov. 26, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of Walter L. and Alma E. (Henson) Allen.

He was self-employed in electronics and was a member of the National Guard.

He graduated from Bedford High School with the Class of 1961, was a member of New Hope Church in Bedford, and B.P.O.E. Elks, Lodge No. 826 of Bedford.

Surviving are his companion, Linda Fann of Bedford; one son, Mike (Aubrey) Allen of Indianapolis; two daughters, Keari (Scott) Troutman of Carmel and Katrina (Aaron) Fulling of Palestine, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Jessica B. Troutman, Hannah I. Troutman, Maggie G. Troutman, Lillian N. Troutman, Colton D. Allen, Chloe D. Allen, Cullen T. Allen, Cory M. Allen, Alexandra N. Fulling and Dannika B. Fulling; one great-granddaughter, Caylin M. Dulworth; two brothers, Walter (Ruth) Allen, Jr. of Mitchell and Jerry (Susie) Allen of Madison; and one sister, Barbara (Clarence) Allen Fish of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Chesney K. Allen, and one sister-in-law, Mickie Allen.

A memorial service for Michael David Allen will be at 2 p.m. on June 9 at the New Hope Church in Bedford. The family will receive friends from noon until the service at the church.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be considered to American Cancer Society.

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

Nellie M. Wade

Jan. 24, 1927 — May 19, 2012

Nellie Mae (Hardwick) Wade, 85, of Williams, died at 12:17 p.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Jan. 24, 1927, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Sat and Mattie (Chandler) Hardwick. She married Harley Wade on Dec. 20, 1947, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.

Survivors include her husband, Harley, of Williams; two daughters, Judy Mitchell and husband Rick of Bedford, and Kathy McKenzie and husband Ron, of Magnolia, Ky.; a son, Richard Wade and wife Theressa of Williams; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred North and husband Doug of Mesa, Ariz., Sue Hammersley and husband Larry of Springville, and Brenda Terrell and husband Jack of Bedford; two brothers, John Robert Hardwick and wife Jane, of Oviedo, Fla., and Tyra Hardwick and wife Suzanne of Bedford; and one half-sister, Annis Skinner of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Bill, Clifford and Roe; and a half-brother, Dan Wagoner.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Perry Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Nellie at www.daycarter.com.

Claude A. Rayhill

Nov. 30, 1925 — May 18, 2012

Claude Allison Rayhill, 86, of Mitchell, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Friday at Hospice House Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herschel and Ida (Dye) Rayhill. His first marriage was to Agatha McPherson Oct. 28, 1944. He married Shirley Ann (Higgs) Haley April 3, 1970, and she preceded him in death in March 13, 2005.

He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and served in Okinawa during World War II. Claude was a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

He retired from GM Powertrain with 18 years of service, was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the Class of 1944, and a member of the Living Waters Church of God.

Surviving are his children, Terry Rayhill of Mitchell, Jerry Rayhill of Bedford, Claude (Jolene) Rayhill, Jr. of Mitchell, Jennifer Carter of Elkton, Kentucky, and Chad (Kristi) Rayhill of Mitchell; stepchildren, Rick Haley of Mitchell, Debra Victor of Naples, Fla., Jeff Haley of Mitchell, and Michelle (Larry) Magruder of Whiteland; companion, Betty Rainey of Mitchell; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and brothers, Gary (Diane) Rayhill of Mitchell, Ernie (JoAnn) Rayhill of Bakersfield, Calif., and Larry Rayhill of Elkart.

His parents; wife; sister, Sue West; and brothers, Virgil and Charles Rayhill; and grandson, Ronald Paul “RJ” Victor II in 1999, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Terry Rayhill, Jerry Rayhill, Claude Rayhill, Jr., Rick Haley, Jeff Haley, and Chad Rayhill. Memorial Gifts: Hospice House IU Health Bloomington

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

Helen M. Mahorney

May 14, 1912 — May 17, 2012

Helen M. Mahorney, 100, of Seymour, passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Helen was born May 14, 1912, in Avoca, the daughter of Harry and Mattie (Beck) Riggle. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1930. She married Dennis O. Mahorney on Feb. 8, 1936, in Jeffersonville, and he passed away in 1980.

Helen was a lifetime seamstress working out of their home and at the Shirt Factory in Seymour.

She was a 67-year member of Central Christian Church, serving as Elder and elected Elder Emeritus in 2001; The Loyal Devoir Ladies Group at church; Seymour Elks Auxiliary and the Schneck Hospital Guild.

Helen was proud to celebrate her 100th birthday, living at her own home.

She is survived by her son, Dennis (Mary) Mahorney; two grandchildren, Megan (Scott) Adair and Michael (Lori) Mahorney; four great-grandchildren, Dylan Adair, Joe, Jake and Will Mahorney; a brother, Ray Riggle; nephews, William Krantz, Terry Thomas, Steve and Mike Riggle; and nieces, Beverly Pfaffenberger, Ann Baker, Tammie McKenna, Kim Blaha and Jama Malone.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters, Mary Becker, Dorothy Burks, and Velma Thomas; and a brother, Walter Riggle.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Burkholder Funeral Chapel, Seymour, with the Rev. Bill Everhart officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to Central Christian Church Building Fund.

Online condolences are available: www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com

Patrick D. Pritchett

Jan. 3, 1944 — May 19, 2012

Patrick Duane Pritchett, 68, of Bedford, died at 7:49 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery with military rites.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary where a Masonic service will be at 7 p.m.

May 20, 2012

Claude Allison Rayhill

Claude Allison Rayhill, 86, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

May 19, 2012

Joseph Randolph Clark

Sept. 9, 1927 — May 17, 2012

Joseph Randolph Clark, 84, of 3008 S. Shawnee Dr., Bedford, died at 9:08 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born September 9, 1927, in Orange Co., he was the son of John and Mary B. (Cobb) Clark. He married Vivian Kern on December 24, 1949, and she preceded him in death on January 29, 1999. He retired from administrative service with Indiana University and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WW II. He was a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion where he was past commander, the Eagles Lodge #654, Moose Lodge #1089, AmVets and the Elks Lodge #826 where he had served as Exalted Ruler.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Clark Owens of Bloomington and Julie Clark Young of Virginia; two sons, Joseph A. Clark of Greene Co. and Terry R. Clark of Zionsville, IN; twelve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Dininger of Sullivan; three brothers, Clarence, Marvin and James E. Clark, all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews and his long-time companion, Phyllis Prince. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Gerald, John H. and Lester Clark; a sister, Edith Benge; and a granddaughter, Shelby Huck.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 21st, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joseph at www.daycarter.com.

May 18, 2012

L. Lavon Callahan

April 30, 1934 — May 16, 2012

L. Lavon “Bonnie” Callahan, 78, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday at her residence after a lengthy illness.

Born April 30, 1934, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of John H. and Minnie (Pipher) Ball. She married Louis L. Callahan on May 4, 1951, and he preceded her in death.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to sew, garden and tend their farm animals. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Callahan and Brenda Willoughby, both of Bedford; one son, David Callahan and wife Susan of Bedford; four grandchildren, Brad Anderson and wife Heather of Indianapolis, Amanda Swift and husband Clint of Centerpoint, and Howard Dean Callahan and Sarah Jane Callahan of Bedford; two sisters, Mary Louise Williams and Mildred Henderson, both of Mitchell; and four brothers, Kenneth Ball of Bedford, Charles Henry Ball of Mitchell, James Ball of Bloomington and Ronald Ball of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Lois L. Anderson; one son-in-law, James “JB” Willoughby; and two brothers, John Ernest Ball and Leon Ball.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors John Lane and Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, 500 W. Main Street, Mitchell, IN 47446.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lavon at www.daycarter.com.

John Shoop

Dec. 31, 1948 — May 17, 2012

John Shoop, 63, of New Mexico, died at 3 a.m. on Thursday at the home of his sister in Williams.

No services are planned. Cremation was chosen. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 17, 2012

Angeline Sego

Oct. 26, 1916 — May 16, 2012

Angeline Sego, 95, of Bedford, died Wednesday.

She was born Oct. 26, 1916 in Bedford to John and Zella (Williams) Manzenberger.

She was a homemaker and of Messianic faith.

She is survived by her husband, Max Sego; sisters, Mildred Deckard, Luella Clampitt and Alpha McKnight; brother-in-law, Jack Moses; sister-in-law, Rosemary Manzenberger; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Alpha Bartlett Manzenberger; children, Dale and Mary Lucille Umphress; brothers, Frank, William, Joseph and John Manzenberger; and sisters, Helen Reuter, Catherine Covey and Mary Jane Moses.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Brother David Swaim officiating. Burial will follow in Sherrill Cemetery.

Crystal Woolery Yaeger

March 16, 1929 — May 8, 2012

Crystal Woolery Yaeger, 83, of 1730 Pathway Dr., Greenwood, died at 11:45 p.m. on May 8, at Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood.

Born March 16, 1929 in Morgantown, she was the daughter of Herbert and Hazel (Thompson) Wayman.

She was a surgical tech. at Dunn Memorial Hospital and also a hair dresser.

She first married Louis Menaugh. She later married Dr. Richard Woolery, and he preceded her in death. She later married Richard Yaeger, and he also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Brad Menaugh and wife Janice of Bedford, and Bruce Menaugh of Columbia, Tenn.; grandchildren, Brice Menaugh, Dr. Brooke Menaugh-Adams and husband Josh, Brent Menaugh and Mandy Hettle; great-grandchildren, Anna, Carson and Myla Adams, Cody, Logan, Savanna, and Brianna Andis, and Shelby Menaugh; and a great-great-grandchild, Kently Linttv.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, Louis Menaugh; Richard Woolery; Richard Yaeger; and a grandson, Troy Menaugh.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Josh Adams officiating. Private burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Assembly of God, Speed the Light Missions.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Crystal at www.daycarter.com.

Paul E. ‘Beanie’ Shelton

July 2, 1952 — May 15, 2012

Paul E. “Beanie” Shelton, 59, of Orleans, died Tuesday at the Medco Health and Rehab in French Lick.

Paul was born July 2, 1952, in Corydon, the son of William and Shelia Brown Shelton. He graduated from Orleans High School with the Class of 1970 and was employed by Reynolds, Inc.

He is survived by his mother, Shelia Reynolds of Orleans; his father, William Shelton of English; his close friend, Maxine Reister of Mitchell; a son, Byron Shelton of Eustis, Fla.; three brothers, Tim Shelton of Orleans, Joe Reynolds of West Baden and Darren Shelton of Taswell; four sisters, Pam Pancake of Birdseye, Geneva Leonard of Taswell, Rosie Goldman of French Lick and Lora Reynolds of Phoenix, Ariz.; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Misti Shelton Chapman Fitzgerald.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Bloom Riddle Cemetery at Alton, in Crawford County.

Friends are invited to visitation from 4-7 p.m today and from 8-10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

L. Lavon Callahan

April 30, 1934 — May 16, 2012

L. Lavon “Bonnie” Callahan, 78, Bedford, died at 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

Memorials: Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

May 15, 2012

Carol J. York

Dec. 11, 1945 — May 13, 2012

Carol J. York, 66, of 201 East Mulberry, Westport, died at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Hospice In-Patient Center in Columbus.

Born Dec. 11, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles Roy and Norma Jean (Brock) Webb. She married John W. York on Aug. 1, 1964, and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2005.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Ronnie York of Orleans, Billy York and wife Tammy of Bedford and Jeff York of Westport; seven grandchildren, Jordan (Chelsea) Beyers, Angela Beyers, Waylon Hedge, Daniel York, Jimmy York, Jeremy York and Chlois York; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Rigby and Donna Colson, both of Greensburg, Anna Jo Peters of Westport; and one brother, Jay Webb of Greensburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Billy and Le Roy Webb; two sisters, Linda Webb and Brenda York; and one granddaughter, Heather Rose York.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Carol at www.daycarter.com.

May 14, 2012

Ada Lorene ‘Jackie’ Griffin

May 29, 1918 — May 12, 2012

Ada Lorene (Jackie) Griffin, 93, of Bedford, died Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 29, 1918, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clarence Jackson and Bessie King Covington. She married George Griffin and he preceded her in death.

She was a beautician and a member of the Faith Mission Church and American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include two brothers, Charles Jackson of Flora, Tenn., and Kenneth Jackson and wife, Peggy, of Leighton, Ala.; two sisters, Dorval Tincher and Viola Medlock and husband John, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ada at www.daycarter.com.

Crystal W. Yaeger

March 16, 1929 — May 8, 2012

Crystal Woolery Yaeger, 83, Greenwood, died at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Private burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorials: First Assembly of God, Speed the Light Missions.

Carol J. York

Carol J. York, 66, Bedford, died at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Hospice In-patient Center in Columbus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 12, 2012

Milburn Wever

Jan. 4, 1913 — May 10, 2012

Milburn Wever, 99, of Springville, passed away Thursday at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 4, 1913, in Lawrence County, the son of Andrew Thorton and Helen (McMillan) Wever.

Milburn was a self employed farmer and drove a school bus for the Monroe County Schools. He was a 73-year member of the Bloomfield Odd Fellows Lodge, a member of the Kirksville Lion’s club and a member of the Popcorn Christian Church.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 78 years, Anna Lois Wever of Springville; his eight children, Robert David (Joyce) Wever of Oottewah, TENN., Roland Lee (Carolyn) Wever of Springville, Ruby May Hubbard of Bloomington, Ruth Ann (Jerry) Bailey of Bloomington, Roy Milburn (Connie) Wever of Ellettsville, Rita Kay (Bob) Hash of Ellettsville, Roger Wayne Wever of Springville and Rena Joy (Terry) Ogle of Springville; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; and 18 eighteen great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son-in-law and one great grandson.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and 10 a.m.. until the service on Tuesday, all at the Popcorn Christian Church.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Popcorn Christian Church with the Rev. Lloyd Swango and the Rev. Jerry Wisely officiating. Burial will follow at Lowder Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Collins

Jan. 10, 1936 — May 10, 2012

Robert H. Collins, 76, Orleans, died at 9:01 a.m. Thursday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Orleans Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to Haverly Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services.

May 11, 2012

Crystal H. Yaeger

Crystal H. Yaeger, 83, of Greenwood, died Tuesday at Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 10, 2012

Phillip D. Meadows

Feb. 14, 1961 — May 7, 2012

Phillip D. Meadows, 51, of Bedford, died at 4:21 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 14, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Lester and Lucille (Bartlett) Meadows. He married Tina (Tincher) Meadows on Oct. 2, 1987; she passed away on Oct. 18, 2005.

He retired from Kmart.

He was a BNL graduate with the Class of 1978. He attended the Apostolic Faith Assembly and the First Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are his three sons, Derek (Heather) Meadows, Nick Meadows, and Joseph (Brittni) Meadows, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Jayden and Ryley; and one brother, Larry Joe Meadows of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Bonnie L. McCracken

April 26, 1940 — May 8, 2012

Bonnie L. McCracken, 72, of Fredericksburg, died Tuesday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born April 26, 1940, the daughter of the late Denzil T. and Helen (Magill) Mattox. She married Cecil M. McCracken on Dec. 20, 1958, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a teacher’s assistant for several years.

She was a member of the Livonia Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the Salem Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 286.

Surviving with her husband are twins, son, Jon (Rebecca) McCracken of Mitchell, and daughter, Cindy (Andrew) Rutherford of Livonia; one sister, Martha Crane of Orleans; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Livonia Presbyterian Church with Dr. Donald T. Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Hardinsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem, with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m.; and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hughestaylor.net.

Forrest D. Todd

Sept. 25, 1932 — May 8, 2012

Forrest Dean Todd, 79, Bedford (Heltonville area), died Tuesday at his residence. A funeral service will be at noon today at the residence. The Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville assisted with the arrangements.

May 09, 2012

Mary M. Harrison

Oct. 10, 1927 — May 7, 2012

Mary Margaret Overton Harrison, 84, Mitchell, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at 5:15 p.m. Monday at her residence.

Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Evansville, she was the daughter of Everett and Nora (Caudell) Overton. She married William H. Harrison May 29, 1945.

She was a homemaker, a 1945 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority. Mary was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and the original cradle roll.

Survivors include her husband, Willliam H. Harrison of Mitchell; children, Candace Catherine Isom and husband Stephen E. II of Mitchell, Drucinda Lynn Burton and husband Chris of Mitchell and William Henry Harrison III and wife Bonnie of Mertztown, Pa.; grandchildren, Stephen E. Isom III, John-Paul H. Isom and wife, Julie, Lauren Elizabeth Burton, Kathryn Candace Burton, William Henry Harrison IV, Nora Mae Harrison and John Thomas Harrison; great-granddaughters, Rieken Elizabeth Isom and Julia Marie Isom; sister-in-law, Betty H. Fields of Orleans; several nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Kris Grissom.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eric Kersey and Brother Marc Fields officiating. Entombment will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Casketbearers: Mike Fields, Charles Lancaster, Patrick Phillips, Stephen Isom III, William Harrison III, and William Harrison IV.

Memorial Gifts: Jacob Finger United Methodist Church or Alzheimers Association

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

Virginia Robinson

Sept. 29, 1917 — May 8, 2012

Virginia May Robinson, 94, of Bedford died at 1:36 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Sept. 29, 1917, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ernest and Roxie May (Miller) Robinson.

She retired from the Indiana University School of Business on Feb. 1, 1984.

She is survived by cousins, Teri Stevens and husband Kenneth of Bedford, and Cheryl Rusk and husband Jerry of Jeffersonville; her caregiver and friend, Barbara Tackett of Bedford; one sister in law, Dorothy Robinson of Greenwood; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother Richard L. Robinson.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Green Hill Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Services are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Reinhart Wiese

Oct. 3, 1922 — May 7, 2012

Reinhart P. Wiese, 89, Wausau, Wis., died Monday in Rib Mountain, Wis.

Survivors include his six children, Mary (Roger) Mittenzwei of Marathon, Wis., Martin (Gail) Wiese of Athens, Wis., Judy (Solomon) Davis of Bedford, Walter (Carla) Wiese of Medford, Wis., Pauline (Merrill) Schield of Schofield, Wis., and Wanda (Rick) Venzke of Athens, Wis.; one sister-in-law, Cecelia (Carlton) Frank of Athens, Wis.; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Athens, Wis.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.

The Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home of Wausau is in charge of the arrangements.

Phillip Meadows

Feb. 14, 1961 — May 7, 2012

Phillip D. Meadows, 51, Bedford, died Monday. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with calling from noon until 2 p.m.

May 08, 2012

Ronald C. Harrison Sr.

July 28, 1947 — May 6, 2012

Ronald C. Harrison Sr., age 64, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at his residence.

Ronald was born July 28, 1947, in Bedford, to Robert and Margaret (McAfee) Harrison, He married Connie Summers on Feb. 19, 1966, in Bedford, and she survives.

Ronald retired from RCA/Thomson Consumer Electronics in 2000 after 35 years of service.

Ronald was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his loving wife, Connie Harrison of Bedford; one son, Ron Harrison Jr. of Bedford; one daughter, Stacey Harrison King of Bedford; one adopted daughter, Betty Ann Grider of Ellettsville; six grandchildren, Mariah Bishop (Ryan), McKenzie and Morgan Harrison, Elizabeth Wehr, Eden Wehr, and Emily King; two great-grandchildren, Jude William Bishop and Sophia Marie Harrison; his father, Robert Harrison of Loogootee; and one sister, Linda Winegar of Loogootee.

Ronald was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Harrison.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Wilford E. ‘Bill’ Brown

April 23, 1914 — May 6, 2012

Wilford E. “Bill” Brown, 98, of Bedford, formerly of Leesville, died at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa Health in Bedford.

He was born April 23, 1914, in Lawrence County, to the late Oscar Albert and Matilda (McClintock) Brown. On June 10, 1997, in Campbellsburg, he married the former Emma Condra, and she survives in Bedford.

Mr. Brown attended Leesville United Methodist Church.

He was a steel construction worker with the International Hod Carriers Union, a farmer, and timberer. He loved horses, mules, covered wagons, and to go camping.

Survivors include a stepson, Tom Childers of Campbellsburg; two stepchildren, Ronnie and Sue Ann; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Fred “Jum” Brown, Harley Brown, Arley Brown, and Frank Brown; and three sisters, Edna Hanners, Pearl Stancombe, and Vena Bridwell.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Leesville United Methodist Church with Pastor Rob Kirts officiating. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service at the church.

Memorials may be designated to the Leesville United Methodist Church.

Hague Funeral Home, Medora, is in charge of arrangements.

Phillip Meadows

Phillip Meadows, 51, of Bedford, died at 4:21 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Virginia Robinson

Virginia M. Robinson, 94, died at 1:36 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary M. Harrison

Mary Margaret Harrison, 84, Mitchell, died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

May 07, 2012

Nellie E. Banks

March 4, 1918 — May 5, 2012

Nellie E. Banks, 94, of Bloomington, passed from this life to be with her Lord at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday at the home of her daughter in Bloomington.

She was born in McMinn County, Tenn. on March 4, 1918, to the late Floyd and Lily May (Jones) Anderson.

She was a dedicated homemaker most of her life and a member of the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle in Bedford.

She enjoyed attending church, cooking, sewing and gardening.

She married Maynard Banks on Aug. 29, 1937; he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1982.

She is survived by a host of loving family, including, her oldest son, Bobby Gene Banks (wife, Sue), Hayden, Idaho, daughter, Eileen Banks, Bloomington, son, Ronald Lee Banks (wife, Connie), Indianapolis and daughters, Linda Morgan (husband, Thadeus), Betty Parsons (husband, Jack) and Kathleen Axsom (husband, Bill) all of Bloomington; three brothers, Clyde Anderson, Corbin, Ky., Larry Anderson (wife, Mabel), Burlington, Ky. and Doug Anderson (wife, Aileen), Stockbridge, Ga.; three sisters, Betty Sue Anderson (husband, Ernest), Whitesburg, Ky., Larue Wright (husband, Rollie), Jenkins, Ky. and Faith Ratliff, Bloomfield; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great- great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Bobby Earl and Lloyd Anderson; and two sisters, Florence Kinser and Connie Janice Anderson.

Friends are invited to visit from 4-8 p.m. onTuesday and from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday at Neal & Summers Funeral & Cremation Center, Martinsville.

A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Brothers Mark Brock and Wayne Grace and Sister Cheryl Crum officiating. Burial will follow at New South Park Cemetery, Martinsville.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com.

Bessie Beatrice McKinney Whitted

Oct. 31, 1935 — May 5, 2012

Bessie Beatrice McKinney Whitted, 76, died at 7:28 a.m. Saturday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born Oct. 31, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Elmer and Effie (Knuckles) McKinney. She married Richard Whitted on Dec. 24, 1960, and he died May 9, 2001.

She had worked at Trav-Ler, Orleans, Sarkes-Tarzian, Bloomington, and Wamp’s Restaurant, Bedford.

She attended 39th Street Christian Church, Bedford.

Surviving are one sister, Wilma McPike of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including David Luttrell (Michelle), Bedford, who was raised in her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven sisters, Marie York, Marjorie Patton, Irene Fuller, Violet Skeen, Faye Hicks, Stella Chastain and Linda McKinney (at birth); and five brothers, George, Albert, Roger and Robert McKinney and Glen Chastain.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Mike Holsapple officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral home, to help defray funeral expense.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguson-lee.com.

Diana Kay Cain

Mary 23, 1948 — May 5, 2012

Diana Kay Cain, age 63, of Bedford, passed away at 1 a.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Bloomington Hospital Hospice House.

Diana was born on May 23, 1948, in Huron, to Archie Cooper and Bonnie (Hall) Cooper. She married Michael B. Cain on June 11, 1988, and he survives.

Diana retired from the Dollar General Store in Bedford, she was a Mitchell High School graduate, and she enjoyed gardening & reading

Survivors include her husband, Michael B. Cain of Bedford; one daughter, Julie Moreland and husband Ken of Bloomington; one son, Ricky S. Smith of Bedford; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Diana was preceded in death by her father, Archie Cooper; her mother, Bonnie Pridemore; and one brother, Stephen Lee Cooper.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma Y. Hillenburg

Aug. 25, 1933 — May 6, 2012

Wilma Y. Hillenburg, 79, of 6019 State Road 58 East, Heltonville, died at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday at the White River Lodge.

Born Aug. 25, 1933 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of James and Thelma (Adams) Bailey. She married Claude Hillenburg on Jan. 27, 1951, and he survives.

She was an assembly worker at RCA/Thomson in Bloomington, retiring in 1992.

She was a graduate of Heltonville High School and was a member of Fairview Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Claude, of Heltonville; one son, Randy J. Hillenburg and wife Debra of Indianapolis; one grandson, Nathaniel Alexander Hillenburg of Indianapolis; two sisters, Betty Jo Todd of Bedford and Linda Baker of Arizona; one brother, James Bailey and wife Gladys of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Toby Lee Hillenburg.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Christian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Wilma at www.daycarter.com.

E. Marie Sanders

Jan. 28, 1920 — May 5, 2012

E. Marie Sanders, 92, formerly of Bedford, died at 12:50 a.m. on Saturday at the Seymour Crossing in Seymour.

Born Jan. 28, 1920, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Jess and Mollie (Hubbard) Lavender. She married Harold J. Sanders Feb. 25, 1937; and he died on Aug. 19, 1985.

She had worked at S.S Kresge and Company in Bedford and worked in the cafeteria at Oolitic High School. She was a former Republican Precinct Vice Committee Women.

She was of Christian faith.

Surviving are her two sons, Jack (Carolyn) Sanders of Indianapolis and Lloyd (Ruthie) Sanders of Seymour; eight grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Danny Sanders; a daughter, Cynthia Kay Owen; four sisters, Margaret Christenberry, Flossie Lavender, Ruby Baker and Lorene Hall; and three brothers, Claude Henry Lavender, Clovus “Buck” Lavender and Harry Lavender.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson- Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Greene officiating. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Merle L. Sipes

April 2, 1939 — May 4, 2012

Merle L. Sipes, 73, Cale, passed away at 4:07 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born April 2, 1939, in Trinity Springs, the son of Edgar T. and Zeta (Stroud) Sipes.

He was formerly employed at Loogootee Clay Products and the Todd Lumber Company in Bedford.

He will be greatly missed by his family including: sisters, Roma Bateman of Cale, Mary Hungate of Williams, and Frances Nolting of Jefferson City, Mo.; five brothers, George, Joseph and Elton Sipes, all of Cale, Ricky Sipes of Sommerville, Tenn., and Dennis Sipes of Caruthersville, Mo.; eight nices; and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Jerry and James Sipes; and one nephew.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.

Margaret E. Wadsworth

July 17, 1935 — May 3, 2012

Margaret Ellen Wadsworth, 76, of Hudson, N.Y., died at 2:40 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born July 17, 1935, in Philmont, N.Y., she was the daughter of John Edgar and Alberta (Shutts) Bogardus. She married Gordon Wadsworth on Dec. 12, 1953.

She had worked as a bank teller and food service worker at Hudson High School. She was a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother.

She maintained close relationships with her co-workers and school classmates with lunch and bunko dates. Margaret was a wonderful cook, loved to read and work on crossword puzzles.

Survivors include a son, Keith Wadsworth and wife Jennifer of Bedford; a daughter, Karen Schlenker of Islip, NY; grandchildren, Brenton Wadsworth and wife, Jodie of Forsyth, Ill., Amy Nikirk and husband Nathan of Bedford, Erik Schlenker and wife Noelle of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Scott Schlenker of Islip, N.Y.; a great-grandson, Reid Nikirk.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, John Edgar Bogardus.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday, at the Bond Funeral Home in Valatie, N.Y.

The family requests that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Margaret at www.daycarter.com.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ronald C. Harrison Sr.

Ronald C. Harrison Sr., 64, Bedford, died on Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

May 06, 2012

Arie A. Brewington

JAN. 21, 1913 — MAY 5, 2012

Arie A. Brewington, 99, of Bedford, died at 12:06 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Johnson’s Christian Village in Bedford.

Born January 21, 1913, in Eureka, she was the daughter of Nellie Frances (Sears) and James Franklin Skeen. She married Bertie M. Myers on March 26, 1933, and then Cloyce Brewington on August 5, 1981. They both preceded her in death. Arie was a bookkeeper for the Bedford Federal Savings Bank for 23 years. She was a member of the Englewood Baptist church and volunteered more than 10,000 hours for Dunn Memorial Hospital and various other Bedford nursing homes. Arie graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1932 and Bedford Business College in 1933.

Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Marie Roberts of California; two step-daughters, Donna Hammond and Mary Helen Granda, both of Indiana; four grandchildren, Julie A. McGinness, Jon D. Roberts, Lora Lanz and Jay C. Roberts, all of California; three step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and four brothers, James Harold, Roy R., William Dale and Harry W. Skeen; and one sister, Edith Marie Skeen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Arie at www.daycarter.com.

Gladys M. Brooking

SEPT. 30, 1938 — MAY 4, 2012

Gladys M. Brooking, 73, of Mitchell, died at 6:31 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012, at IU Health in Bedford.

Born September 30, 1938, in Clear Springs, Jackson Co., IN, she was the daughter of Paul W. and Clara M. (Burford) Brooking.

She worked many years at Westinghouse, Bloomington, retiring in 1990. She later worked at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was a member of the Baptist Faith and had attended New Hope Community Church; she was a volunteer with the Pink Ladies at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford; attended the Senior Citizens’ Club in Bedford, and enjoyed traveling with Happy Travelers in Bedford.

Surviving are five brothers, Carl W. (Phyllis) Brooking, of Tunnelton, IN; Robert (Janet) Brooking, of Leesville, IN; Kenneth E. Brooking, of Bedford IN; Gary (Sue) Brooking, of Bedford, IN, and Louis (Paula) Brooking, of Norman (Zelma), IN; one sister-in-law, Mary Jo Brooking, Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Paul R. Brooking; and one sister, Mary Lou Brazzell-Blondin.

Funeral service will be on Monday, May 7, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Foundation.

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

Bessie B. Whitted

Bessie B. Whitted, 77, of Bedford, died Saturday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bedford. Services are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

E. Marie Sanders

E. Marie Sanders, 92, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday at Seymour Crossing in Seymour. Services are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

May 05, 2012

Amanda F. Wolber

Aug. 23, 1991 — May 2, 2012

Amanda Faye-Ann Wolber, 20, of 580 Leatherwood Road, Bedford, died at 1:52 p.m. on Wednesday from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Born August 23, 1991, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Andrew and Tonia (Orberson) Wolber. She was engaged to Levi Wright and was soon to be Amanda Wright on June 23, 2012.

She was employed at the Guide Pointe Church where she was a member and involved with Hands of Praise. She was an alumnus of J.C.’s Christian Academy and currently a student at Ivy Tech pursuing a degree in Liberal Arts.

Amanda was an artist, singer and avid reader. She loved God, her family and cooking.

Survivors include her parents of Bedford; her husband-to-be, Levi Wright of Bedford; two sisters, Whitney R. Hartwell and husband Curtis of Columbus and Elizabeth G. Pace of Bedford; a brother, Matthew R. Wolber of Bedford; nephews, Colton Taylor and Sebastian Hartwell; a niece, Chloe Taylor; her maternal grandmother, Beverly Orberson Calhoun of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William G. and Velma F. Wolber; abd her maternal grandfather, Marion Orberson.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Guide Pointe Church, 527 E. 15th St., with Pastors Chris Perry and Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the church. There will be no visitation at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Amanda at www.daycarter.com.

May 04, 2012

Amanda Wolber

Amanda Wolber, 20, of Bedford, died at 1:52 p.m. on Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Gladys M. Brooking

Gladys M. Brooking, 73, Bedford, died at 6:31 a.m. today, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

May 03, 2012

Gordon Webb

March 31, 1922 — May 1, 2012

Gordon Webb, 90, of Bedford, died at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born March 31, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hobert and Pearl (Baker) Webb. He married Yvonne Hamman on March 3, 1945, in Cardiff, South Wales, Great Britain, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2006.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.

He was employed as a service manager at Chase Chevrolet for several years and was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Penny Sowders and husband Lovell Jr. of Bedford; a son, Brian Webb and wife Jill of Mitchell; grandchildren, Michelle Zenow and husband Keith of Bedford, Gretchen Gebhard of Carmel, Kyle Smith and wife Amy of Williams, Chad Smith and wife Missy of Greenwood, and Jeanna Small and husband Corey of Indianapolis; and great-grandchildren, Zachary and Nicholas Haltom, Hannah, Cameron, Dylan and Alex Smith, and Myrah, Jack and Meredith Small.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, William, Frederick and Vivan Webb; and sisters, Barbara Baker and Margerie Warner.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Charlie Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery in Silverville.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the White River Humane Society.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Gordon at www.daycarter.com.

Emery W. Hancock

June 9, 1928 — May 1, 2012

Emery Wayne Hancock, 83, of Bedford, died at 6:22 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 9, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Emery T. and Minnie M. (Galimore) Hancock. He married Nancy Harrison in 1950, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

He was the owner of Bedford Pawn and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed bowling and carpenter work.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Bedford; one daughter, Anita Neeley and husband Mike of Bloomington; two sons, Joseph Hancock of Indianapolis and Butch Hancock and wife Janis of Ninevah; eight grandchildren, Jeremiah Hancock, Jeff Hancock and wife Jamie of Mitchell, Branan Neeley and wife Michelle, Eric, Samantha and Matthew Neeley, all of Bloomington, and Cory and Ben Hancock of Ninevah; five great-grandchildren, Lynndsey Hancock, and Addie, Kenzie, Blake and Zee Neeley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Danny Hancock; and three brothers, Stanley M. and Loren Hancock and Ernie Mitchell.

Graveside service will be at 3:15 p.m. on Friday in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Emery at www.daycarter.com.

Vertis D. Hall

May 24, 1924 — May 1, 2012

Vertis Donald Hall, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 5:34 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born May 24, 1924, in Mitchell, he was the son of John and Blanche (Enochs) Hall. He married Viola June Blackerby Oct. 19, 1946.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the 12th Amphibious Landing Craft Division, which was in charge of landing tanks on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Vertis was a member of American Legion Post No. 250. He was a founder and life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and was instrumental in the construction of the building.

He retired from GM Powertrain and was a member of UAW Local 440.

Vertis was a former deacon and member of Gibsonton Baptist Church in Gibsonton, Fla.

Surviving are wife, June Hall of Mitchell; children, Judy Lynn (Mark) Hitchcock of Mitchell, Donald (Barbara) Hall of Mitchell, Myra Cagle of Bedford, Tess (Dan LaLoggia) Hall of Louisville, Ky., and Scott Hall of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Delmont Hall of Bradenton, Fla.

His parents; son, Morris Lee Hall; brothers, Robert Hall and Lloyd Hall; and sister, Loretta Arnold, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with the Rev. Mac Clements 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 2-7 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Larry Blackerby, Buddy Hall, Dan LaLoggia, Desi Burton, Davin Rayhill, and Delaney Walker.

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

Denise Rhea Kent

Aug. 15, 1961 — May 1, 2012

Denise Rhea Kent, 50, Bedford, died at 6:17 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 9-10:45 a.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 02, 2012

Sheila R. Johnson

Dec. 20, 1931 — April 30, 2012

Sheila Rae (Decker) Johnson, 80, Orleans, went to be with the Lord at 8:26 p.m. Monday at her residence.

Born Dec. 20, 1931, in Pike County, she was the daughter of Oval and Oma (Henson) Decker. She married Thomas Johnson July 24, 1947.

Sheila was a homemaker, and past worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star in Richmond.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Johnson of Orleans; son, Keith Edward Johnson of Mitchell; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Roberson of Cutler and Norma Jean Willis of Noblesville; and brother, Allen Decker of Cutler.

Her parents and daughter, Trenda Kaye Blagg; preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with the Rev. Dr. O.W. Willis and the Rev. Aaron Willis officiating. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Williams Cemetery in Pike County.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Gordon Webb

Gordon Webb, 89, of Bedford, died Tuesday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Emery W. Hancock

Emery Wayne Hancock, 83, of Bedford, died at 6:22 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Vertis D. Hall

Vertis D. Hall, 87, of Mitchell, died Tuesday afternoon at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

May 01, 2012

Michael R. Brown

Dec. 2, 1949 — April 28, 2012

Michael Ray Brown, age 62, of Bedford, formerly of Linton, passed away on Saturday evening at his residence.

He was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Gary, the son of Chester N. and Bonnie R. (Page) Brown.

He was a draftsman at NSWC Crane. He was an Army and an Air Force veteran, enjoyed playing the guitar and pool, and listening to blues music.

Survivors include his father, Chester N. Brown of Sandborn; his wife, Sandy K. (Hodges) Brown of Bedford, to whom he was married June 21, 2005; sons, Tony (Angela) Brown of Bloomington, Jason (Chelsie) Brown of Miamisburg, Ohio, Matthew (Megan) Brown of Sonoita, Ariz., daughter, Stephanie (Tyler) Wall of Lexington, Ky.; sons, Jeff (Tara) Terrell of Paoli, and Jason (Missie) Terrell of Paoli; daughter, Billie Jo (Scott) Crusie of Linton; a brother, Stephen Brown of Sandborn; a sister, Kathy Gulledge of Florida; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and former spouses, Barbara Guzman of Valparaiso and Sonnie Brown of Linton.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie (Page) Brown; and two brothers, Jerry N. Brown and Charles D. Brown.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton, Pastor Steve Von Bokern officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, with military rites by the American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69 of Orleans.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.

Maudean Inman

April 16, 1925 — April 30, 2012

Maudean Inman, age 86, of Bedford passed away at 1:29 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

She was born on April 16, 1925, in Butler, Tenn., to Walter Stacy Brown and Cora Elizabeth (Proffit) Brown. She married James Inman on March 21, 1971, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2007.

Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Walter Dugger and wife Brenda of Elizabethtown, Ky., Gary Dugger of Mountain City, Tenn., and James Darren Inman and wife Teresa of Bedford; five daughters, Jean Correll and husband Jarrell of Pleasant Plains, Ill., Sandra Vasquez and husband Ted of Long Beach, Calif., Patricia Richmond and husband Bob of Morristown, Kimberly Bravo and husband Tony of Jacksonville, Fla., and Melissa Myers of Ferriday, La., 33 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Darroll Phillips and wife Sharon of Tennessee; and one sister, Bertha Roark of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, J.C. Dugger; two daughters, Norma DeArmond and Eva Eversole; two grandchildren, Michael Dean Vasquez, Scott Eversole; two great-grandchildren, Jason King, Gary Braxton Myers; four brothers, Jim Phillips, Carroll Phillips, Ed Phillips, and J.C. Brown; and two sisters, Jane Campbell and Dorothy Potter

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Josh Wheeler, Eic Crafton, Preston Correll, Tyson Schofield, Darren Inman, Cory Myers.

Mary Ferne Neeson

Jan. 24, 1927 — April 27, 2012

Mary Ferne Neeson, 85, 728 Glen Meadows Parkway, Bedford, passed away peacefully at 10:55 a.m. on Friday, April 27, at the home she shared with her daughter.

Born in Greene County on Jan. 24, 1927, she was the daughter of Thomas Jackson and Opal Fern (Deckard) Elkins. She married Robert Neeson on March 20, 1971, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1998.

She graduated from Clearspring High School in 1945.

After retiring from General Motors in 1971, she was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Bedford, the Ladies of the Round Table, former president of Otis Park Ladies Club and former president of South Central Ladies Golf Association.

She was well known in the community as an avid golfer. She was instrumental in organizing and supporting the Junior Girls Golf Program at Otis Park. She was a champion golfer winning the Bedford Ladies City tournament seven times form 1966 to 1976 and a state champion of the Indiana Senior Women’s Golf Association.

Surviving are two daughters, Marsha Mathews (Charlie Elkins) and Lynn Hane (Mike) of Bedford; stepson, Rod Neeson (Connie) of West Terre Haute; and daughter-in-law, Angie Fisher of Bedford. She also has seven grandchildren, Melissa Alvey (Curt), Kye Louden (Sandra), Carmen Fisher, David Fisher (Kristy), Joseph Neeson (Ashley), Christopher Neeson (Heather), and David Neeson (Crista). She had 17 great-grandchildren, Jake, Maitlyn, Gracyn, Carsyn, Kendlyn, Suttyn, and Jett Alvey, Jenna and Memphis Louden, McKinley and Keegan Fisher, Lilly, Sarah, Evan, Liam, Kyle and Ryland Neeson. Also surviving are one brother, Thomas Edward Elkins (Lorine); two sisters, Carolyn L. Greathouse and Geneva M. Wilmoth (Don); and sisters-in-law, Pamela Critchlow and Rowena Tripp (Gary); several nieces and nephews; and loving friend and caregiver, Betty Lou Hale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; son, Butch Fisher; sister, Kathleen Cowles; and beloved aunt Altha B. Sutton.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Otis Park. The service will begin with the dedication of her memorial limestone bench at hole number 14 at the top of the hill.

Family and friends are welcome to share in this special celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the BNL Girls Golf team in care of the BNL Athletic Department.

Shirley Radcliff

Aug. 21, 1936 — April 28, 2012

Shirley A. Radcliff, 75, Mitchell, passed away at 9:18 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Aug. 21, 1936, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Edward C. and Edith H. (Painter) White. She married Bennie Radcliff in 1956 and he preceded her in death in July 1993.

Shirley was a homemaker and a believer in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. She was a blessing to her family and to the ones that knew her and will be sadly missed. Shirley was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey E. (Cindy) Radcliff of Mount Pleasant, Texas; granddaughter, Christina Myers of New Jersey; grandson, Brett Michael Radcliff of Texas; sisters, Sandra (Randy) Coble, Betty Kelley and Mary Jane Caraway, all of Mitchell and Brenda (Frank) Chapman of Las Vegas, Nev.

Her parents; husband; and sister, Virginia White, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. There will be no visitation.

Haverly Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Helen G. Tirey

Aug. 28, 1931 — April 28, 2012

Helen Greene Tirey, 80, of DeSoto, died peacefully on Saturday after an extended illness.

She was born in Butler County, Ky., on Aug. 28, 1931, to William Cleburn and Dorothy (Penner) Greene. She graduated from high school in Morgantown, Ky., and attended Western Kentucky State Teachers College.

She started her career teaching in one-room schools in Butler County where she taught grades 1-8. She met the love of her life, Norman Lee Tirey at a revival meeting in the fall of 1951 and they married on Oct. 17, 1952. After a brief stint as a military couple in Louisiana, the Tireys relocated to Muncie. Norman and Helen lived on Abbott Street in Muncie from 1954-1961 where they started their family while she continued teaching in the Daleville Schools. The family moved to Brook Farm in DeSoto, in 1961 where they have remained to this day.

Mrs. Tirey operated Brook Farm Kindergarten in their DeSoto home in the 1960s filling a community need prior to the inclusion of kindergarten in the public schools. In the 1970s, she continued her career in literacy in a number of creative ways. She was a founding board member of the Midwest Writer’s Workshop and served that organization in various capacities from 1974-2008. The family opened The Book End on Walnut Plaza in 1975 which Helen operated until 1993. She frequently appeared as a book reviewer on WIPB with Al Rent and always prided herself in her ability to match her many friends and acquaintances with books suited to their tastes.

She was a champion of local authors and hosted many successful autograph parties in her bookstore throughout its 171⁄2 year run.

After selling the business, Helen had a brief rest before resuming her busy life as caregiver to her mother-in-law Edith. After Edith’s death, she enjoyed the remaining years of her life reading, cooking, traveling to visit family members and friends, attending church and functions at DeSoto United Methodist Church, and wintering in Fort Lauderdale.

She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her husband Norman; three children, Stephen (Carol Jean), Phillip, and Cynthia (Ken) Smith; her brother Jim; three grandchildren, Kurt, Shannon and Ken Junior; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at DeSoto United Methodist Church with Pastor Frank Oakman officiating. Burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday in Spice Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell.

Family and friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, Muncie or one hour prior to services on Wednesday at DeSoto United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to DeSoto United Methodist Church, 6309 North 500 East, Muncie, Indiana 47303. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

Ronnie Fleetwood

Aug. 4, 1952 — April 29, 2012

Ronnie Lee Fleetwood, 59, of Indianapolis, formerly of Heltonville, died at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 4, 1952, in Heltonville, he was the son of Lessly and Helen (Sturrock) Fleetwood. He graduated from Heltonville High School with the class of 1971. He graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, in 1990 with a BA in Financial Analysis.

He owned and operated Fleetwood Sawmill from 1976 to 1979. He was an avid woodworker. He was also employed as an accountant.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Brower and husband Toby of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Madeline Eve, Katherine Elise and Lauren Elizabeth; four sisters, Martha Davis of Bedford, Louise Meadows of Heltonville, Tammy Reuter of Bedford and Rickie Anderson of Williams; and five brothers, Everett Dean Fleetwood of Heltonville, Rex Fleetwood of Bedford, Bob Fleetwood of Bedford, Ray Fleetwood of Heltonville and Kevin Fleetwood of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Jean Fleetwood; and three brothers, Charles Edwin, Edward Dale and Raymond Willard Fleetwood.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Randy Corbin and the Rev. Jim Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ronnie at www.daycarter.com.

Becky M. Sparks

May 1, 1948 — April 28, 2012

Becky Marie Sparks, 63, Bedford, died at 2:55 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. No service or visitation is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Shelia R. Johnson

Shelia Rae (Decker) Johnson, 80, Orleans, died Monday evening at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.