Obituaries
2012-06 (June) Print E-mail

June 30, 2012

Evelyn M. Myler

May 30, 1939 — June 29, 2012

Evelyn Marie Myler, 73, of Springville, formerly of Paoli, passed away Friday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, Indiana.

She was born on May 30, 1939 to Addie “Smith” Hargis and Oakley Hargis.

She married Bryan Leroy Myler on Nov. 11, 1960, and he preceded her in death.

Evelyn worked as a sewing machine operator at The Shoe Factory in Paoli.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son Roy Lee Myler.

She is survived by a son, Jimmy Bryan Myler of Paoli; a daughter, Shirley Myler Gressel of Springville; a sister, Geneva Shelton Monterey of Tennessee; and three grandchildren, Jarrett, Jeremy and Jessy Myler, all of Paoli.

A graveside service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Ames Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Arrangements are in the care of the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432. Condolences may be made by e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on the facility’s Facebook page, Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home.

Michael Pridemore

Michael Russell Pridemore, 69, Greencastle, formerly of Mitchell, died Thursday at his residence.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Baptist Cemetery with military honors.

Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

June 29, 2012

Jeff S. Scherschel

Dec. 8, 1965 — June 27, 2012

Jeff S. Scherschel, 46, of Bedford, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Born Dec. 8, 1965, in Bedford, he was the son of Phil C. and Sara C. (Towns) Scherschel.

He was a mechanical engineer with NWSC Crane.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1984 and a graduate of Purdue University with the Class of 1989. He was a member of the Purdue Alumni Association.

Survivors include his parents, Phil and Sara; Amie Scherschel, mother of his children, Jakab T. Scherschel, Tylor C. Scherschel, Harleyquin F. Scherschel and Zoee A. Scherschel, all of Bedford; his first grandchild, Gunnyr Ray Blackwell, the son of Harley Scherschel and Garrett Blackwell, who is expected in August; his companion, Patty Gilliatt and daughter Alyssa of Bedford; two sisters, Vonda Stevens and husband Ken and Andrea Hardwick and husband Jerry of Bedford; one brother, Eric Scherschel and wife Wendy of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial will follow.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Crane Federal Credit Union where an account will be established for the Scherschel children.

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

James N. Dausch

Jan. 16, 1941 — June 27, 2012

James N. “Jim” Dausch, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday with his loving family at his side. He was born in Indianapolis on Jan. 16, 1941, the son of Carl and Viola (Lawson) Dausch Sr., and attended Morgantown High School, having grown up in the Brown County area.

He and his wife owned and operated the former Zephyr Service Station on S. Walnut St. and J&S Pro Station at Beck’s Crossing in Bloomington for many years. He also owned J&S Sandblasting south of Bloomington.

Next to his love of family, Jim lived and loved to fish, especially for catfish.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Sue Dausch of Bedford; his children, Deborah (husband Kerry) Latham of McCalla, Ala., James A. Dausch of Pell City, Ala., Cynthia (husband Steve) Latham of Bessemer, Ala., and Wesley Dausch of Bloomington, his stepchildren, Faron (wife Alison) Burns of Bloomington and Susan Annette Burns; one sister, Gloria Kent of Brown County; and one brother, Carl W. (wife Kay) Dausch Jr. of Martinsville, 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one stepson, Wesley Scott Burns.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Rd. 37 in Bloomington with Brother Tom White officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour preceding the services on Monday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Delmar L. Turner

Delmar L. Turner, 85, Bloomington, died at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday at Bell Trace Health & Living Center.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 28, 2012

Vernie A. Terrell

Aug. 6, 1945 — June 27, 2012

Vernie Albert Terrell, 66, of Bedford, went to be with his Lord at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born August 6, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Erie Gobel and Knoxie Lee (Hughes) Terrell. He married Sheila Spinks on Dec. 6, 1973, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1963.

He was a self-employed stone mason and a faithful member of Englewood Baptist Church, Bedford, since 1987, where he was a Trustee and Usher. Vernie was a stonemason by trade but a true craftsman as well.

He was a loving husband and father and a good provider. He loved all his family and didn’t meet a stranger; he wanted everybody right with the Lord.

Surviving are his wife, Sheila Ann Terrell of Bedford; one son, Christopher (Ronnetta) Terrell of Bedford; three grandchildren, Carrie, Kirsten and Spencer Terrell; six sisters, Helen Deckard, Geraldine (Ray) Gains, Sharon (Kenneth) Ratliff, Marcia Canada Connie Murphy and Rita Henderson, all of Bedford; one brother, Gary (Nancy) Terrell, Bedford; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two brothers-in-law, Rick (Bonnie) Spinks and Jack (Brandi) Lee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Catherine Walls; and one brother, Wilbert Terrell.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund.

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

J. Douglas Peyton

Sept. 5, 1945 — June 26, 2012

Jonathon Douglas “Doug” Peyton, 66 of Heltonville, died Tuesday while working on his farm.

Born Sept. 5, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Johnny and Lorene (Franklin) Peyton. He married Cheryl Gardner on April 3, 1964, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors after 45 years in various positions in diecast.

He was a member of the Community Baptist Fellowship, U.A.W. Local No. 440, Norman Conservation Gun Club and a life-time member of the NRA.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl of Heltonville; a son, Chris Peyton and wife Tina of Heltonville; two grandchildren, Britta and Brandon Stiles; four great-grandchildren, Coleson, Case, Caylee and Braxton; and one brother, Charles Peyton of St. Louis, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lovetta Russell.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Community Baptist Fellowship with Pastor Eric Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Community Baptist Fellowship.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Community Baptist Fellowship. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Doug at www.daycarter.com.

David R. Arnold

Sept. 11, 1940 — June 26, 2012

David Russell Arnold, 71, Mitchell, passed away at 2:29 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1940 in Mitchell, he was the son of Russell and Zimro (Price) Arnold. He married Rosetta Payton July 8, 1961.

He was a delivery route salesman and had been employed at 7-Up Bottling Company and Thompson Dairy. He attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are his wife, Rosetta Arnold of Mitchell; daughter, Terry Louise Arnold of Indianapolis; sons, David Brian Arnold of Hardinsburg and Robert Lee Arnold of Greensburg; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Arnold of Mitchell, and sisters, Janice Kimble of Mitchell and Sue Griffin of Bedford

His parents; and brothers, Bill Arnold and Robert Arnold, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. July 1 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

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

Sue T. Reeder

Sept. 23, 1936 — June 25, 2012

Sue T. Reeder, beloved wife and mother, passed away at home on June 25, 2012.

She was born Sept. 23, 1936, in Bedford, the daughter of Lee Paul and Ruby (Smith) Tomlinson.

She graduated from Williams High School and married Charles D. Reeder in 1955.

After devoting herself to raising her three children, she pursued an accounting degree, graduating from Butler University in 1977. She was employed at National Decorator’s Supply as Controller until retiring in 2000.

She was a long-time member of All Souls Unitarian Church.

She treasured the family vacations with their children and later the many back roads trips with Charlie in the red Miata. She was an avid reader, especially of history and biography, and was a skilled seamstress, who passed her skills onto her daughters. She was always happiest when surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Reeder; children, Mark Reeder (Sarah Burton), Mary Reeder (Jay Hancock), and Martha Reeder (Joe Myers); grandchildren, Seth Winter (Sally Phillips Winter), Timothy Winter, Jason Winter, Charlotte Hancock, and Catherine Hancock; and brother, Brice Tomlinson.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Flanner Buchanan – Broad Ripple, 1305 East Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The ALS Association-Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd Street, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Claude Swartz

Jan. 8, 1929 — June 27, 2012

Claude Swartz, 83, Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, at the Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

June 27, 2012

M. Edna Richman

Sept. 20, 1921 — June 23, 2012

Mary Edna Richman, 90, lifelong resident of Huron, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Born Sept. 20, 1921, in Huron, she was the daughter of Leonard and Cleo (Bridges) King. She was united in marriage to Robert Richman Nov. 20, 1941, at the Huron Baptist Church, and he preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1987.

In her early life she worked at RCA, Crane, and for 21 years in the superintendent’s office at Mitchell Community Schools.

For many years she was the Huron news correspondent for The Mitchell Tribune, Bedford Times Mail and the Progress Examiner in Orleans. She was widely known as the Huron Historian because of her vast interest and love of the Town of Huron and its history. For more than 70 years, Edna was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and the Huron W.T.K. Club. She was a graduate of Huron High School with the Class of 1939.

She and her late husband owned and operated Edna’s Antiques in Huron. They enjoyed traveling and spent every summer and fall camping in the Great Smoky Mountains. Her hobby was growing unique plants and flowers, and working in her booth at the Gasthof Flea Market.

Edna is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Brown and husband Farrel or Orleans, Karen Hosek of Plainfield and Evelyn “Chippy” Stewart of Huron. She will be remembered by her five grandchildren, Christopher (Molly) Hosek, Alison (Jon) Mace, Stephanie (Jeremy Davis) Stewart, Daniel (Laura) Stewart and Tim (Eileen) Brown; her great-grandchildren, Tori, Thomas, and Troy Mace, Jaxon and Quincey Hosek, Braden Stewart, Kayle and Rob Brammer and Erin and Erica Brown; and many loving cousins and wonderful friends

Her parents and husband of 46 years preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Huron Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Allender, the Rev. Larry Williams, and the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Casketbearers: Christopher Hosek, Daniel Stewart, Jon Mace, Jeremy Davis, Eugene Roberts, Jerry Lee, Kenny Beasley and Paul Noblitt.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron Baptist Church.

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

Sue T. Reeder

Sept. 23, 1936 — June 25, 2012

Sue T. Reeder, beloved wife and mother, passed away at home on June 25, 2012.

She was born Sept. 23, 1936, in Bedford, the daughter of Lee Paul and Ruby (Smith) Tomlinson.

She graduated from Williams High School and married Charles D. Reeder in 1955.

After devoting herself to raising her three children, she pursued an accounting degree, graduating from Butler University in 1977. She was employed at National Decorator’s Supply as Controller until retiring in 2000.

She was a long-time member of All Souls Unitarian Church.

She treasured the family vacations with their children and later the many back roads trips with Charlie in the red Miata. She was an avid reader especially of history and biography and was a skilled seamstress, who passed her skills onto her daughters. She was always happiest when surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband, Charles D. Reeder; children, Mark Reeder (Sarah Burton), Mary Reeder (Jay Hancock), and Martha Reeder (Joe Myers); grandchildren, Seth Winter (Sally Phillips Winter), Timothy Winter, Jason Winter, Charlotte Hancock, and Catherine Hancock; and brother, Brice Tomlinson.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Flanner Buchanan – Broad Ripple, 1305 East Broad Ripple Avenue, Indianapolis. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The ALS Association-Indiana Chapter, 6525 E. 82nd Street, Suite 115, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com.

Marnice K. Prince

May 21, 1951 — June 25, 2012

Marnice Kay Fender Prince, 61, of Bedford, died at 5:24 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 21, 1951, she was the daughter of Charles Randall Fender and Bernice (Meadows) Fender. She married Roger Prince on June 4, 2005, and he survives.

She was in food service at Indiana University, Bloomington, and later worked for Indiana Home Health; she and her husband also delivered for the Times-Mail.

She was of the Pentecost Faith and loved to garden and can.

Surviving are her daughter, Stephanie Fender and her companion Mark Perry of Spencer; her husband, Roger Prince of Bedford; three brothers, Charles “Chub” (Carol) Fender of Bedford, and Jackie (Wanda) Fender and Rex Allen Fender, both of Heltonville; five stepchildren, Marylee Atterberry of Avoca, Sandy Hazelip of Tell City, Susan Deckard of Worthington and Brian and Brent Prince, both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Ladona May Fender; and one brother, Carl Fender.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Lowell Key officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.

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

William E. DeFord

July 28, 1944 — June 25, 2012

William E. “Peewee” DeFord, 67, of 1106 ‘T’ Street, Bedford, died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at IU Health in Indianapolis.

Born July 28, 1944, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Max and Betty Alice (Wright) DeFord.

He retired from Reynolds and was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Eric DeFord and wife Kathy of Indianapolis and Billy E. DeFord of Athens, Ohio; a daughter, Stephanie Williams and husband Buddy of South Bend; a sister, Diana P. Meadows of Bedford; and five grandchildren, Cody and Samantha Chastain, Ross, Dylan and Alec DeFord.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Richard L. Wright, L. Danny and Joseph S. DeFord.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in the Clear Creek Cemetery in Monroe County.

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

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

Leota Mae Condra

Sept. 23, 1934 — June 26, 1912

Leota Mae Condra, 77, Paoli, died Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will be in Cooks Chapel Cemetery near Paoli. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Claude Swartz

Claude Swartz, 82, Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. this morning at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

David R. Arnold

David Russell Arnold, 71, Mitchell, died Tuesday afternoon at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 26, 2012

Chloe E. Walker

March 13, 1929 — June 23, 2012

Chloe E. Walker, 83 of Franklin, formerly of Bedford, died at 6:12 a.m. Saturday at Homeview Nursing Home in Franklin.

Born March 13, 1929, in Fort Ritner, Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred and Mattie Beavers. She married Sharron Lee Walker on June 29, 1950, and he survives.

She was of the Lutheran faith and was confirmed into the Medora Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Nov. 1947; she graduated from Vallonia High School; she was a registered nurse and held a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Chloe was active in 4-H and had raised a calf and helped on the family farm; she was good at growing flowers and vegetables.

Surviving are her husband, Sharron Walker of Franklin; two sons, David (Debbie) Walker, Seattle, Wash., and Eric (Jennifer) Walker of Indianapolis; one daughter, Sheila McGregor of Franklin; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Jennifer, Katie, Josh and Stacy; four great-grandchildren, Emily, Silas, Junior and Riley; and six sisters, Pearl Wright, Medora, Mildred Petra, Indianapolis, Frances Dalton, Fort Ritner, Mary Foster, Seymour, Lulla Wolka, Vallonia and Ruth Silberman of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Thurman, Edmond, Curtis, Eugene and Thomas.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

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

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

Dymple R. Green

July 3, 1925 — June 24, 2012

Dymple Ruth Green, 86, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born July 3, 1925, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Cortland and Myrtle (Moffatt) Pruett. She married Vernon Green July 16, 1945, and he preceded her in death Oct. 27, 2008.

She had been a bookkeeper for the Lawrence County CETA program. Dymple, along with her husband, owned and operated Dymple’s Delight for 33 years. They prepared and shipped persimmon pulp all over the world.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and a 1944 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are her son, Christopher Green and wife Amelia of Mooresville; granddaughter, Rachael Green; sister, Audrey Wynn of Mitchell and nephew, Steve Wynn of Orleans.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Father Paul Landwerlen officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Agnes M. Fish

March 8, 1927 — June 25, 2012

Agnes Marie Fish, 85, of 620 W Street, Bedford, died Monday at her residence.

Born March 8, 1927, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Clyde and Elsie (Goad) Wagner. She married Gordon Fish and he survives.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church and a former member of the C.B. Club.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Gordon; three daughters, Lana Wray and husband Joe, Linda Olson and husband Larry, and Diana Sego and husband Jerry, all of Bedford; one grandson who was raised in the home, Sean Benham of Chicago; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Doris Warren and Helen Reynolds; and three brothers, Clyde Wagner Jr. and wife Porshe, Jack Wagner and wife Linda and Kenneth Wagner and wife Cathy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers-in-law, Harvey Warren and Dale Reynolds; and a grandson, Brian Olson.

A celebration of life will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Otis Park Bath House. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. @ www.diabetes.org/Donate.

Friends and family are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Agnes at www.daycarter.com.

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

M. Edna Richman

Dec. 20, 1921 — June 23, 2012

Mary Edna Richman, 90, Huron, died Saturday. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Huron Baptist Church. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

William DeFord

William “Peewee” DeFord, died Monday at IU Health in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 25, 2012

Rev. Ralph Campen

Jan. 17, 1959 — June 23, 2012

The Rev. Ralph Campen, 53, of Dewberry, passed away Saturday at his home.

He was born at Dixon, Ill., on Jan. 17, 1959, the son of Eldon and Alicia Teisort Campen. He was married to Susan Barnhardt on May 21, 1983, and she survives. Other survivors include his father, Eldon Campen of Bedford; one son, Jacob Campen and his fiancé Michelle Thomas of Milan; two daughters, Jennifer Campen and Edwina Hinderer, both of Cincinnati; granddaughters, Faith Thomas and Jada Hinderer; and one brother, Gordon (Kathy) Campen of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his mother and his son Jason.

Rev. Campen was a 1978 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He attended the Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Ft. Wayne and graduated from their seminary in St. Catherine, Ontario, Canada.

He had pastored St. John’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt, Canada and was currently pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Dewberry where he had served since 2007.

He also was a 1983 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy at Plainfield and had served with the Newton County, Indiana Sheriff’s Department, the Hebron, Indiana Police Department, and was a former Town Marshal for Remington, Indiana.

Ralph was also a former employee of the Hebron, IN Public Works.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dewberry with the Rev. James Rees officiating. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Roselawn Cemetery in Roselawn.

Memorials may be given to the Olcott Cancer Center in Bloomington or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Box 84 Versailles, IN 47042.

Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.

Agnes M. Fish

Agnes M. Fish, 85, of Bedford, died this morning at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Edna Richman

Edna Richman, 90, Huron, died Saturday morning at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Dymple Green

Dymple Green, 86, Mitchell, died Sunday evening at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 22, 2012

David R. Brooking

March 12, 1939 — June 21, 2012

David R. Brooking, 73, of Bedford, died at 6 a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born March 12, 1939, in Cynthiana, Ky., he was the son of Everett and Mabel (Guthrie) Brooking. He married Mary Morgan on July 1, 1961; and she survives.

He attended Shawswick High School.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Huntingburg.

He was retired from Styline Industries in Huntingburg.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Brooking of Bedford; three sons, Steve (Angie) Brooking of Pace, Fla., formerly of Huntingburg, Jeff (Rita) Brooking of French Lick; and Michael Brooking of Bedford; one daughter, Melissa Wiseman (Kent Fender) of Bedford; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Carol Harris.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist in defraying funeral costs.

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

June 21, 2012

Donna A. Roberts

Aug. 26, 1940 — June 20, 2012

Donna A. Roberts, 71, of Bedford, died at 9:44 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Aug. 26, 1940, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ernest W. and Alice (Sego) Fortner. She married Howard Lee Roberts and he preceded her in death.

She was a retired medical office manager with Dr. Kim Scherschel and was a member of Community Baptist Fellowship.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Howard Roberts of Bedford; one brother, Ernest Michael Fortner of Bedford; and two nephews, Michael Shannon Fortner and wife, Donna and Scott Fortner and wife, Jessica all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Community Baptist Fellowship with Pastor Eric Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the Community Baptist Fellowship.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Community Baptist Fellowship or a children’s charity of one’s choice.

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

David R. Brooking

David R. Brooking, 73, of Bedford, died at 6 a.m. today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

June 20, 2012

Celebration of life

Kathy Morgan

July 20, 1939 — Feb. 19, 2012

A Celebration of life service for Kathy (Robbins) Morgan, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Free Methodist Church, 603 R St., with the Rev. Mike Curtis officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be at 10:30 a.m.

Kathy was born in Bedford, the daughter of Albert M. Robbins and Maudie H. Connerley, who preceded her in death, along with brothers, Robert and Art; sisters, Marguerite, Mary Ellen and Geneva.

Survivors include daughters, Lynnea (Ed) Dixon of Gay, Ga., Katie Podeswa of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Chris, Lee, Niki, Madelyn and Melyssa; one great-grandchild, Samantha; two brothers, Rick (Debbie) Robbins of Orlando, Fla., and Stephen (Charolette) Robbins, Rantoul, Ill.

Kathy moved to Central Florida in 1980, and was employed in the automobile industry. Her last job before retirement in 2009, was the office manager with Fields Landrover.

She attended Shawswick High School and graduated with the Class of 1957. As a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and co-worker, she was loved and respected by everyone.

Connie Mathews

July 24, 1944 — June 19, 2012

Connie Mathews, 67, of Bedford, died at 5 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born July 24, 1944 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lloyd G. and Mildred Ilene (Tolliver) Davis. She married Ed Nilson on January 20, 1961. She later married Girard (Jerry) Mathews and he survives. She retired as the postmaster at the Tunnelton Post Office. She was a life-time member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen’s Club and an avid golfer with three hole in ones. She enjoyed learning to master the 5-string banjo with her instructor, Brian Leaver and spending time at her winter home in Florida.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry of Bedford; a daughter, Kathy Nilson-Brown and husband, Bob of Mooresville; a son, Tyrus (Ty) Mathews and wife, DeeDee of Bedford; grandchildren, Alyssa Gill, Tiffany O’Brien, Jarrid Mathews and fiancée’ Elizabeth Baldwin and Justin Mathews all of Bedford, Andy and Alex Brown of Mooresville; siblings, Lloyd D. Davis and wife, Brenda, Michael J. Davis and wife, Sheila, Louella Webb and husband, Ron all of Bedford; a half-sister, Mary Ann Jenkins and husband, Jim of Bedford; a half-brother, Charles Elkins of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Kristie D. Mathews of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sherri Lynn Nilson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Donald Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers are Ty Mathews, Jarrid Mathews, Justin Mathews, Bob Brown, Andy Brown, Alex Brown, Jason Cain and Alyssa Gill (honorary). The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Connie at www.daycarter.com.

Bentlee Hughes

June 13, 2012 — June 13, 2012

Bentlee Wayne Keith Hughes, infant son of Edward and Rachelle (Sullivan) Hughes of Bedford, was born and died on June 13 at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford; one sister, Alexus Hughes at home; paternal grandmother, Wilma Jean Hughes; maternal grandparents, Raymond and Sue Sullivan, all of Bedford; four aunts, Reneal (Roger) Hammer of Springville, Lisa Mynatt of Bedford, Leeann Dixon of Bedford, and Janice (Tony) Earl of Springville; one uncle, Brian (Jessica) Sullivan of Bedford; great-aunt, Bonnie Hughes of Bedford; several cousins, Jarren Hammer, Jayla Hammer, both of Springville, Kaylee Hunter and Alison Sullivan, both of Bedford, Ashley Jimizez, Derik Cardenas, Blysse Cardenas, Samantha Dixon, Gracie Samples, Raul Cardenas, all of South Carolina, Blanca Flores, Macy Potoroff, and Lacy Dixon, and Rueger, Hailey and Remington, of Orleans,

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gary Wayne Hughes; and great-uncle, Larry Hughes; maternal great-grandmother, Barbara (Ova) Parker; and maternal great-grandmother, Dora (Charles) Sullivan.

A memorial visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Guide Pointe Church in Bedford.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Fred Gray

Aug. 20, 1939 — June 19, 2012

Fred Gray, 72, Mitchell, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Aug. 20, 1939, in Leatherwood, Ky., he was the son of Pearl and Anne (Gray) Gray.

He was a retired from Mitchell Transport, and enjoyed the outdoors and riding motorcycles.

Fred was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are his friend, Marla Dorsett of Mitchell; his children, Tina Conard of Bedford, Bill Gray of Bedford, and Kenny Thompson of Mitchell; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marie Caraway of Mitchell, Carol Edwards of Mitchell, Patty Howell of Bloomington and Shelby Jean Conley of Dunnellon, Fla.

His parents and brothers, Ted Gray, Zane Gray, and Merle Gray, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

June 19, 2012

Paul F. Brassine

April 27, 1927 — June 17, 2012

Paul Flavius Brassine, 85, Bedford, died at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa Nursing Center in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

John L. Porter

April 25, 1932 — June 16, 2012

John Lewis Porter, 80, Morriston, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, died on Saturday in Williston, Fla. Services were this morning at Knauff Funeral Chapel in Williston, Fla. The interment will take place at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., at 1 p.m.

Connie Mathews

Connie Mathews, 67, Bedford died at 5 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Fred Gray

Fred Gray, 72, Mitchell, died at 4:20 a.m. this morning at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 18, 2012

Debra A. Hawkins

July 5, 1954 — June 15, 2012

Debbie (Brown) Hawkins, 57, Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:34 p.m. on Friday after a 25-year battle with a brain tumor.

She was born July 5, 1954, to George and Louise (Short) Brown. On Dec. 12, 1971, she married Jerry Hawkins and he survives.

Debbie was a member at Dive Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; two daughters, Missy Brown and husband Stacey, and Mindy Bugh, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, Jordan Snow, and Taylor, Clayton and Dalton Brown; one sister, Becky Taylor and husband Greg of Bedford; one brother, Kevin Brown and wife Ruth of Campbellsburg; stepbrother David L. Whalen; and her mother and stepfather, Louise and David M. Whalen, all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Brown.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Justin Pogue, Ryan Taylor, and Heath Hawkins, and her grandsons, Taylor, Clayton and Dalton Brown.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Dive Christian Church Family Life Center or Dive Christian Church Preschool.

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

Mary P. Morgan

Oct. 8, 1926 — June 17, 2012

Mary P. Morgan, 85, of Bedford, died at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, to Richard and Pauline “Lena” (Weinman) Lantz. Mary first married Edward “Butch” Herthel and he preceded her in death in December of 1977. She then married Robert Morgan and he preceded her in death in December of 2011.

She retired as a supervisor from Indiana Bell in 1989.

Mary was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and the Pioneer Telephone Club.

She is survived by three nieces, Sally Bullock and husband Jim of Oolitic, Sherry Underwood of Bedford and Judy Kennedy of Corydon; five great-nephews, Jim Underwood and wife Debbie of Springville, John Underwood of Bedford, Mike Bullock and wife Denise of Brownsburg, Mark Bullock and wife Rita of Brownsburg and Kevin Bullock and wife Kathleen of Oolitic; and three great-nieces, Judy Underwood of Indianapolis, Jane Root and husband Larry of Mitchell and JoAnn Underwood of Bedford; and one daughter-in-law Joann Herthel of Indianapolis.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one half-sister, Minnie Drehobl; and a son, Charles Herthel.

A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be John Underwood, Larry Root, Mike Bullock, Mark Bullock and Kevin Bullock.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.

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

Mary Jane Pace

July 13, 1940 — June 15, 2012

Mary Jane Kanis Pace, 71, of Bedford, died at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Garden Villa due to complications from a lengthy illness.

She was born on July 13, 1940, in Indianapolis. Mary Jane married Roy E. Pace on Dec. 27, 1958, and he survives.

She retired from Ford-Visteon after 18 years.

Mary Jane was a member for over 40 years at Faith Mission Church. She was a loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband, Roy of Bedford; three sons, Jeffrey Pace and wife Bonnie of Clarksville, Md., Karl Pace of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Kevin Pace and wife Wandajoe of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Lucas E. Pace, Carly D. Pace, Chelsea M. Pace, Misty Daniels, Chad R. Pace, Chris Daniels, Jacob A. Pace, Kentlee Root; one great-grandchild, Ray Moody; a sister, Florence White of Florida; a brother Charles White of Florida; and close family friends, Wilma and Rick Root, and Sharon Blaize.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Faith Mission Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Faith Mission Church with Pastor Steven E. Hight officiating.

Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

Hubert L. Huffman

July 27, 1935 — June 15, 2012

Hubert L. Huffman, 76, of Medora, passed away at 11:40 a.m., Friday at Hoosier Christian Village.

Born July 27, 1935, in Sparksville, he was the son of Hovey and Florence (Foster) Huffman.

Mr. Huffman served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He was retired from Crane Naval Base after several years of service as a technician.

He was a graduate of Medora High School.

His is survived by his brother, William Huffman; and sisters, Jean Akers, Marybelle Ferris and Nellie Teschner; sister-in-law Mildred Huffman; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Huffman.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with Pastor Jack Belk officiating. Burial will take place at Proctor Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be written to charity of choice.

Shirley Janette Eads

Aug. 10, 1938 — June 16, 2012

Shirley Janette Eads, 73, of Heltonville, passed away on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Monroe County and was the daughter of Otis and Flora (Wilson) Deckard.

Shirley was a member of Paynetown Pentecostal Church and had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian, RCA, Q.T. Tool and was an independent distributor for Home Interior for over 15 years. She had also worked at Kroger West in Bloomington and Victory Beauty Supply.

Shirley enjoyed shopping, eating out, gardening and flowers and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dwight Dennis Eads of Heltonville; two daughters, Teresa Stewart (Earl) of Heltonville and Vickie Frisbie (Robert) of Owensburg; son, Dennis Eads (Wendy) of Ft. Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren; five great- grandchildren, one sister, Sandra Sue Burch (Jack) of Solsberry; and three brothers James Deckard (Margaret) of Brazil, Joe Deckard (Telena) of Bloomington and Jerry Deckard of Solsberry.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Stella Montgomery and Sharon Casey; and one brother Gene Forest Deckard.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street, Bloomington with Cheryl Crum officiating. Burial will follow at Allen’s Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday.

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

Versie A. Cody

July 7, 1921 — June 16, 2012

Versie A. Cody, 90, Orleans, passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

Born July 7, 1921, in Tazewell, Tenn., she was the daughter of Alfred Elvin and Martha Almira (Brown) Yeary. She married Andrew Schultz “Andy” Cody Dec. 20, 1939, in Middlesboro, Ky., and he preceded her in death March 25, 1994.

She was a Christian lady who farmed beside her husband.

Versie was a talented quilt maker and a member of the Spring Mill Stitchers.

Surviving are sons, Erwin Leon Cody and Kenneth Steve (Rose) Cody, all of Orleans; brother, Lee Yeary of South Charleston, Ohio; sister, Magdalene Thomas of Hamilton, Ohio; grandchildren, Cindy Gillespie, Sarah Cody, and Susan Cody; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Kermit Yeary, Morgan Yeary, Joseph Yeary, and infant Earnest Yeary; and sisters, Reecie Clarkson and Lillie Ausmus, preceded her in death.

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

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Terry Ross, Andy Ross, Keegan Gillespie, Jade Wigley, Jason Mosier, and David Chastain.

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

Beatrice ‘Bea’ Neal

Aug. 19, 1920 — June 14, 2012

Beatrice Mae “Aunt Bea” Neal, 91, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born Aug. 19, 1920, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Frank and Dora (Wilson) Hunter. She married Charles Neal Feb. 24, 1940, and he preceded her in death April 30, 1989.

She had clerked at Barlow’s Grocery and worked at the election polls.

Bea was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

Surviving are her siblings, Don (Janice) Hunter of Lafayette, Dean (Ilene) Hunter of Audobon, Charles Lee (Peggy) Hunter of Talladega, Ala., Max (Doris) Hunter of Lafayette, Carol (George) Williams of Scottsburg and Geraldine (Walter) Barrett of London, Ky.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Frank Hunter Jr., Robert Hunter, James Hunter, and Carl Hunter; and sisters, Juanita Bennett and Maxine Gray, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating.

Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

June 17, 2012

Cleo Geneva Prince

April 11, 1925 — June 14, 2012

Cleo G. Prince, 87, of Heltonville, passed away Thursday, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on April 11, 1925, in Heltonville, Indiana, the daughter of Clifford and Eva (Deckard) Sipes.

Cleo married Ernest Lee Prince on July 31, 1942, and they had three children. She had worked at Sarkes Tarzian for several years and then for the U.S. Forest Service (Hardin Ridge Recreation Area). Cleo adored her children and grandchildren.

Cleo is survived by her companion, Ted Wray; three children, Garry Prince (Sue), Leon Prince (Vivian Corbin) and Beverly Martin; seven grandchildren, Robin Martin (Lisha), Tammy Miller (Bruce), Kevin Prince (Mary), Toby Prince (Sherri), Kelly Parsley (Jeff), Shelly King (Jeff) and Kyle Prince (Stacy); 12 great-grandchildren, Kasey Martin, Tyler King (Allie Quimby), Courtney Carter, Baylee Isom, Drew Miller, Cameron Prince, Ashley Martin, Collin Prince, Parris Isom, Tanner Carter, Sophie Miller and Shelby Prince; two step-grandchildren, Missy Arter and VaDonna Combs; and three step-great-grandchildren, Adam Parsley, Haylee Tatlock and Brylie Combs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest L. Prince; son-in-law, Dean Martin; and great-grandson, Justin Carter.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home, with Tom Turpin officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Marguerite Lucille Stevens

Feb. 13, 1915 — June 13, 2012

Marguerite Lucille Stevens, 97, a lifetime resident of Bedford, IN, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home in Kansas City, MO. She was born on February 13, 1915, to Clara Jeneva “Jane” (Johnson) and Michael S. New in Bloomfield, IN.

Marguerite was united in marriage to Kenneth Bayard Stevens on November 28, 1942, in Lexington, KY. She was the owner and operator of the Bedford Beauty Shop for 66 years, retiring in 1997.

She was preceded in death by her husband; both parents; and her siblings, Curtis New, Mildred L. Hardin, Opal Reed, Goldie Christy, Ernest New, Elmer New, Gilbert New, Charles New and Dallas New. Survivors include her daughter, Reita Mann of Kansas City (North), MO; and sons, Mark Stevens and wife, Darlene of Spencer, IN, Randy Stevens and wife, Jackie of Parkville, MO, and stepson, Reese Stevens and wife, Janice of Marengo, IN; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012, at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN with Pastor Raymond New officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Crossroads Methodist Church in Bloomington, IN. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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

June 16, 2012

Helen B. Clancy

Nov. 12, 1924 — June 14, 2012

Helen B. Clancy, 87, of Greenwood, formerly of Bedford, died at noon on Thursday at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Greenwood. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.

Sylvia A. Jewell

Sept. 27, 1943 — June 11, 2012

Sylvia Anne Jewell, 68, Carmel, formerly of Bedford, died Monday. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at the Fairview Community Church off U.S. 50 East in Bedford.

Beatrice Neal

Beatrice “Bea” Neal, 91, died at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Cleo G. Prince

Cleo Geneva Prince, 87, Heltonville died Thursday. Arrangements are pending with Allen Funeral Home.

June 15, 2012

Betty Ruth Beren

Aug. 8, 1931 — June 14, 2012

Betty Ruth Sears Beren, 80, of Lawrence County, died at 5:15 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 8, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lester and Vada (Anderson) Mullinax. She first married John “Tom” Sears on Nov. 25, 1949, and he died Feb. 21, 1995. She later married Ralph Beren on July 25, 1997, and he died Nov. 26, 2008.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Baldwin and husband Gary of Bedford; granddaughter, Michelle Hicks and husband Brian; grandson, Michael Baldwin and wife Megan, all of Bedford; great-granddaughters, Megan and Mariah Hicks and Madeline Baldwin; a brother, Donald Mullinax and wife Bonnie of Tunnelton; several nieces and nephews; two stepsons, Jim Beren and wife Ursula of Pennsylvania and Gary Beren and wife Brenda of Grandview; and a stepdaughter, Karen Beren of Grandview.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a sister, Judy Staggs; three brothers, Lester, Joe and Jim Mullinax; half-sisters, Violet Borden and Edna Martin; and half-brothers, Lee, Jack, Harry and Gene Mullinax.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Albert M. Ross

Feb. 5, 1925 — May 26, 2012

Albert M. Ross, born in Bedford on Feb. 5, 1925, passed away on May 26 at Windsor Cheviot Hills Nursing Home. He had been a resident of Culver City for over 50 years.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School and had a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s from UCLA.

He worked for 28 years for TRW and retired in 1989.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Freeda; and a brother, Jerry of Mitchell.

There will be no services.

Helen B. Clancy

Helen B. Clancy, 87, of Greenwood, died at noon on Thursday at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Greenwood. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 13, 2012

John R. Ginger

Jan. 1, 1923 — June 11, 2012

John Richard Ginger, 89, of Bedford, died at 1:45 p.m. on Monday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Fayette County, Ill., he was the son of Ronnie E. and Eathel (Myers) Ginger.

He graduated from Herrick High School in 1942. He attended James Millikin University in Decatur, Ill., Southern Illinois and Purdue universities.

He joined Herrick Christian Church and was baptized by them in the running water in Kaskaskia River in Illinois in the fall of 1937. John became Deacon and Church Treasurer, and later became Doctor of Biblical Studies and Ordained Minister.

John worked several occupations in life. In Vandalia, Ill., he was an Architectural Assistant in Mechanical Section, City Engineer, Director of Public Works, and City Manager. After retiring, he became a registered Professional Locksmith, and conducted several seminars in Locksmithing.

He was a 67-year member of 32nd Degree Mason; 63-year Noble of Mystic Shrine; and Veteran of World War II. He was also a member of American Legion, Disabled Veterans (D.A.V.), Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.), Elks, Moose and Rotary Clubs, and Associated Locksmiths of America, Safe and Vaults Technicians.

He married Esther Spangler in Blue Mound Christian Church on Nov. 30, 1963. Of this union no children were born. Esther passed away on Feb. 12, 2007.

Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery, with burial to follow. There will be no visitation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Larna June Smith

Dec. 13, 1926 — June 11, 2012

Larna June Smith, 85, of Bedford, died at 3:50 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 13, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Herschel and Ruth (Robinson) Nickless. She married Norman E. Smith on June 28, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2010.

She retired from RCA.

She attended Oolitic schools and was a member of Oolitic Methodist Church. Her hobbies were knitting and camping.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Lane and Debra Szemcsak and husband Bob, all of Oolitic; one son, David Smith and wife Jerri of Judah; three sisters, Mary Ford and husband Tim and Patty Roberts, all of Bedford, and Gail Fish and husband Gary of Oolitic; one brother, Jack Nickless and wife Mary; one, sister-in-law, Betty Jo Taflinger; one brother-in-law, Charles “Bud” Jackson; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Bob Nickless; one sister, Maxine Luttrell; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Patrick and Michael Dennis Waldrip, Ryan Smith; and one great-great-grandchild, Weston Smith, at birth.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Lavella M. Foddrill

Feb. 4, 1926 — June 11, 2012

Lavella Mae Foddrill, 86, Bedford, died at 2:52 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 4, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Hubert and Pearl (Eggers) Craig. She married Albert W. Foddrill on April 17, 1954, and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Survivors include, four daughters, Patty Martin and husband Mike of Bedford, Donna Holler and husband David of Bedford, Sondra Hubbard and husband David of Bedford, and Pamela Neeley (raised by grandparents) and husband Rondale of Heltonville; six grandchildren, Lora Joyner and husband Greg, Kelly Caudill and husband Billy, Shayne Hubbard and wife Mandy, Jimmy Courtright and wife Stephanie, Tammy Taylor and husband Harry and Daymon Hubbard and wife Amanda; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one brother Kenneth Craig; and two sisters, Marcella (Roy) Baker and Jean (Wayne) Baker.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Christmas fund at Dive Christian Church.

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

Edwin ‘Cap’ Craig

June 4, 1932 — June 11, 2012

Edwin “Cap” Craig, 80, of Silverville, died at 9:05 p.m. on Monday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 4, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Forrest and Zona (West) Craig. He married Anna Dee Blake on May 26, 1952, and she survives.

He was a carpenter and school bus driver for the NLCS for about 37 years. He loved draft horses and was an avid farmer and cattle man.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a military policeman stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Dee of Silverville; one daughter, Rowena Hall and son-in-law, Charlie Wilson of Silverville; one great-grandson, Keaton Wilson; five sisters, Norma Terry and husband Bill of Silverville, Viola Waggoner and husband Loren of Silverville, Anah Hall and husband Leonard of Fayetteville, Wanda Craig of Fayetteville, and Doris Conner of Fayetteville; two brothers, Donald Craig of Needmore and Audra (Short) Craig of Silverville; one sister-in-law, Frances Craig of Bedford; one brother-in-law, Cleo Blake of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lowell Craig and Vince Craig; two brothers-in-law, Rev. Merla Craig and Vic Conner; and four sisters-in-law, Clarice Craig, Mary Esther Craig, Ruth Blake and Ruth Craig.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dennis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Silverville Baptist Church Cemetery with military rites accorded at the grave.

Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Evelyn B. Anderson

June 19, 1917 — June 11, 2012

Evelyn B. Anderson, 94, of Springville, died at 10 p.m. on Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born June 19, 1917, in Swiss City, she was the daughter of Henry Roscoe and Bessie (Hillenburg) Parker. She married Harold Richard Anderson on Dec. 26, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1978.

She was a homemaker. She was of the Christian faith and her hobbies were gardening, her family and being outdoors.

She attended Springville School.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Kerr of Ellettsville; one son, Claude L. Anderson and wife Carol of Bedford; three grandsons, Joe Kerr and wife Julie, Troy Anderson and wife Lisa, both of Ellettsville, and John Anderson and wife Charlene of Avoca; four granddaughters, Donna Morrow and husband Eugene of Oolitic, Lori Kelly and husband Gavin of Nashville, Tenn., and Evie Miller and husband Joe and Gina Davis and husband Merle D., both of Bedford; 22 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son-in-law, Gerald Kerr; one son, Harold Richard, Jr. at birth; five brothers, Leston, David, Junior, Oval and Evett Parker; and five sisters, Beulah Parker, Mary Ann Rodman, Mildred Lee, Geneva Watford and Inez Rodman.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery.

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

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

Maudeline Pierson

June 9, 1920 — June 12, 2012

Maudeline Pennington Pierson, 92, Columbus, formerly of Seymour, passed away at 2:51 a.m. on Tuesday at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born June 9, 1920, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of James and Elva (Watson) Wampler.

On Dec. 19, 1940, in Jeffersonville, she married Robert Pennington who preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1989. She later married Charles H. Pierson at First Baptist Church of Seymour, he also precedes her.

Mrs. Pierson was a member of First Baptist Church, Seymour. She was employed with RCA in Bloomington for 20 years, and worked 14 years with Dr. R. E. Sawyer, an optometrist in Bedford.

Maudeline was a member of the Eastern Star.

Family she leaves behind are her children, Carolyn (Claude) Wright and Stephen (Judy) Pennington; grandchildren, Devin Baker, Noelle (Todd) DeHaven, Melissa (Kels) Conrad, Deanna Pennington Siniard, and Amy Pennington Young; and great-grandchildren, Preston and Paxton DeHaven, Jesse, Shalana, and Dillon Siniard, and Dustin and Ashley Young.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husbands; sister, Barbara Berwick; and stepmother, Beatrice Beaver Wampler.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Voss Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Cochran and the Rev. Larry Tingle officiating. There will be a Voss Dove release after the service.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at Voss Chapel. There will be an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Garden, Bedford.

Memorials may be written to the First Baptist Church in Seymour.

For further information, visit www.vossfuneralservice.com.

June 12, 2012

Donna Jean Helton

July 25, 1935 — June 10, 2012

Donna Jean Helton, 76, of Bedford, died at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born July 25, 1935, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Dennie and Lillian (Thomas) Fields. She married Claude Duane Helton on Aug. 16, 1952, and he preceded her in death.

She retired from GE.

She was extremely devoted to her grandchildren, loved yardwork, cooking for friends and was a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Jim Helton of Bedford; four grandchildren, Robin Bex of Bloomington, Jen Bex of Indianapolis, Caci Helton-Beyers and husband Tim of Bedford and Nate Helton of Bedford; one brother, Buddy Fields and wife Ann of Owensburg; one son-in-law, Bob Bex and wife Patty of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Beulah Helton of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Claudia J. Bex; one brother, Bryant Fields; and one brother-in-law, Arthur Helton.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to light a candle and sign the guestbook in Donna’s memory at www.daycarter.com.

William E. Shirley

March 31, 1927 — June 11, 2012

William E. Shirley, 85, Bedford, died at 2:05 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born March 31, 1927, he was the son of William Edmund Shirley Sr. and Josephine E. Shirley.

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1944. He attended Purdue University on a G.I. Bill. He enlisted in the Navy in 1945. He was sent to Portsmouth, N.H., for training and then was deployed to Panama where he was a medic trained to go to Japan. The bomb on Hiro Shima saved his life. He went back to Purdue after the war and graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He passed his state boards and became a Register Pharmacist. Mr. Shirley started his Pharmacy career in Danville, Ill., in 1951.

He moved back to Bedford and opened Edgewood Pharmacy. He still helped Mr. Smallwood and Mr. Howard while opening up his own pharmacy. In the late 50’s and early 60’s he opened the Edgewood Clinic and Pharmacy (then and now Bedford Medical Center). Bill sold his business after 25 years.

Appointed by Ed Whitcomb, he was a member and President of the State Board of Pharmacy from 1968-82. He was president for four years. He was also awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Orr. He finished working behind the counter for Hooks on Lincoln Avenue and Super X. He worked for Butler until 2000. Ex students waiting to get (license & graduate). After 52 years he called it quits.

He was a Charter member of Southland Church of Christ from 1958-2012. He was a Deacon for 15 years and an Elder from 1983-2005.

He was a member of the American Legion for 60 years.

Survivors include one son, William Tyree Shirley of Bedford; and two granddaughters, Felicia Lynnae Shirley and Sarah Elizabeth Shirley of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 43 years, Dorothy.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Southland Church of Christ with Brother Pat Arthur officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with Military Rites accorded at the graveside.

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

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

Ruth E. Barnes

March 19, 1917 — June 10, 2012

Ruth E. Barnes, 95, Mitchell, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 19, 1917, in Bono Township, she was the daughter of Frank and Oma May (Mooney) McIntire. She married Verlin Barnes Jan. 24, 1936, and he preceded her in death March 5, 1997.

She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1934 and was a homemaker.

Ruth was a member of Mitchell First Christian Church, Dorcas Circle, Fleur de Lis, North Hills Eastern Star Chapter No. 526 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was a charter member of Spring Mill Homemakers.

Surviving are sons, Robert Wayne Barnes of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kenneth Edward Barnes of Los Angeles, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Barbara Ann Albosta; son, William Franklin Barnes; and brothers, Ralph and Ray McIntire preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Mike Collins officiating. A private burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

William Kiefner

July 9, 1937 — June 11, 2012

William Howard Kiefner, 74, of Orleans, died Monday at Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born July 9, 1937, in Orleans, the son of Clarence Boyd and Anna Louise Wilson Kiefner. He married Una Mae Shaffer Kiefner on Jan. 2, 1960 and she survives.

He was a veteran and retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, William Michael Kiefner of California and Steven Boyd Kiefner of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Teresa Lynn Kiefner, also of Albuquerque; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rex B. Kiefner of Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and David; and a sister, Mary.

Cremation was chosen. There will be no visitation or services.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of the arrangements.

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

John Ginger

John Ginger, 89, of Bedford, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Evelyn Anderson

Evelyn Anderson, 94, died at 10:10 p.m. on Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lavella M. Foddrill

Lavella M. Foddrill, 86, died at 2:52 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Larna J. Smith

Larna J. Smith, 85, died at 3:50 p.m. on Monday at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Edwin E. Craig

Edwin E. Craig, 80, died at 9:05 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 11, 2012

Janet Sue Yeary

July 29, 1936 — June 9, 2012

Janet Sue Yeary, 75, Bedford, died at 9:28 p.m. Saturday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born July 29, 1936, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Linza and Dorothy (Weaver) Stewart. She married Grover “D.C.” Yeary on Dec. 13, 1952, in Bedford, and he survives.

She had worked at NWSC Crane for 16 years as an electronic technician and was a homemaker.

Janet was a gifted artist and painted as a hobby. She was also an avid reader.

Surviving are her husband, Grover “D.C.” Yeary of Bedford; one son, Blake (Teresa) Yeary of Leesville; two grandchildren, Heidi Yeary and Brandon Yeary, both of Bedford; and two sisters, Judy (Ralph) Zuttarelli and Linda (John) Brown, both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charles Stewart; and one sister, Norma Jean Stewart, in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Augustus Cottage at Westview Manor, for Alzheimer Care.

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

Juanita M. Pemberton

Feb. 12, 1932 — June 8, 2012

Juanita M. Pemberton, 80, passed away at 3:28 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 12, 1932, she was the daughter of Clayton and Helen (Bartlett) Tow. She married Winfred J. “Wink” Pemberton Aug. 14, 1948, and he preceded her in death March 11, 1992.

She was a homemaker, wife and mother. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, playing slot machines at the casinos, and traveling with her late husband, “Wink.” They had visited 47 of our 50 states. She was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Women’s Auxiliary.

Surviving are sons, Danny (Jonna) Pemberton of Mitchell and Steve Pemberton of Bedford; daughter, Anita (Max) Bird of Mitchell; granddaughters, Lisa Fish and Briana Bird; grandson, Alan Pemberton; three special great-granddaughters, Abby D. Fish, Ally Fish, and Ashlyn R. Pemberton; sister, Sue Steup of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Her father, Clayton Tow; mother, Helen Tow Johnson; husband; brother, Thomas C. Tow; sisters, Ola Ann Agan and Wanda Brock; and great-granddaughter, Anna Fish, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Max Bird, Mark Craft, Dale Briner, Danny Pemberton, Alan W. Pemberton and Lisa Fish.

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

Donald K. Pelfree

Jan. 1, 1957 — June 5, 2012

Donald Keith Pelfree, 55, of 816 Lincoln Ave., Bedford, died Tuesday.

Born Jan. 1, 1957, in Chicago, he was the son of Harless and Betty (Butcher) Pelfree.

He was disabled and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his partner, Gayann Pelfree of Bedford; four brothers, Jeffrey Bradley and Edward Bradley and wife Diane, all of Illinois, Randell Pelfree of Wabash, and Carroll Pelfree and wife Elizabeth of Solsberry; four sisters, Darla Pruitt and husband Dale of Owensburg, Rebecca Elliott, Marsha Patton and husband Roger and Sherry Wampler and husband Jeffrey, all of Bloomington; stepchildren, Rennah White of Bloomington, Tamorah Chandler and husband Curtis and Angela Cox, all of Bedford; and grandchildren, R.J., Haley, Gracie, Konnor and Jessica.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald; a grandson, Roy Wayne White; a granddaughter, Janna Tomilson; and a stepdaughter, Rita Thompson.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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

Donna Helton

Donna Helton, 76 of Bedford, died at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday at the White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ruth E. Barnes

Ruth E. Barnes, 95, died Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

June 10, 2012

Juanita M. Pemberton

Juanita M. Pemberton, 80, Mitchell, died Friday morning at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Chastain Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

June 08, 2012

Belinda Lorene Smale

Jan. 26, 1964 — June 7, 2012

Belinda Lorene (Perry) Smale, 48, of 480 Gas Line Road, Bedford, died at 9:36 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 26, 1964, in Marion, she was the daughter of William and Carolyn (Sowders) Perry. She married David Smale on Sept. 1, 1984, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the class of 1982. She was the co-owner of Tiffany’s Swap Shop in Bedford and had worked at the Breakfast Barn.

She loved music, horses and spending time in the sun.

Survivors include her husband, David, of Bedford; two sons, Devin Smale and companion Renee Strange, and Bryce Smale of Bedford; her mother, Carolyn Perry of Williams; a granddaughter, Mya Strange; siblings, Tim Perry and wife Roz of Mitchell, Michele Palmer and companion Glen Morris of New Mexico, Karen Cooper and companion Robert Stine of Orleans, Shonda Bakker and husband Troy of Williams, and Michael Bowden and wife Rosezona of Corydon; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Farrell Sowder officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Sue Ann Bough

Oct. 29, 1945 — June 5, 2012

Sue Ann (Hale) Bough, 66, of Bedford, died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 29, 1945 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Otho “Bud” Hale and Della Mae (Myers) Hale.

She attended Bedford schools until 1961. She was a graduate of Lafayette-Jefferson High School, Lafayette, with the Class of 1963. She graduated from the Bloomington Academy of Cosmetology in 1964. She was a graduate of the Ivy Tech LPN Program in 1982; and then a graduate of the University of New York Nursing Program in 1986.

She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, past member of Omega Nu Tau Sorority, American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), BRMC Red Hats, and the Hoosier Hills Association of Critical Care Nurses, of which she was past president.

She was employed as a Registered Nurse with the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford for 25 years. She also had worked as a beautician.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Noelle Clouse (Wesley) of Noblesville; son, Sean “Scott” Bough (Amy) of Bedford; grandchildren, Eli Calvin and Emma Grace Clouse of Noblesville, and Makayla Robrecht of Bedford; and aunt, Betty Lou Hale of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roger Eugene Hale; paternal grandparents, Bige and Shirley Hale; and maternal grandparents, Oscar and Lizzy Myers.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Steve Hale officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 2–7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

William ‘Herb’ Kinder

July 8, 1923 — June 6, 2012

William Herbert “Herb” Kinder, 88, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:03 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

He was born July 8, 1923, in Williams to Thomas & Maude (Stalcup) Kinder. He married Martha Gerhing Kinder in 1943 and she preceded him in death in 1990.

Herb was a veteran of the U.S. Army, member of Midtown Church of Christ in Bedford and a lifetime member of the Spring Mill F.O.P.

He was a retired self-employed businessman.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy (Jerry) Stevens of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Mark (Kelly) Stevens of South Bend, Marti (JayDee) Waggoner of Claremont, Ill., Marci (Ryan) Moutardier of Mitchell; two brothers, Marion Thomas Kinder of Mitchell and Andrew “Andy” Kinder of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Lauren, Sydney and Grace Stevens of South Bend, Taylor Waggoner of Newburgh, and Bretta and Carson Waggoner of Claremont, Ill.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents,; wife Martha; three sisters, Isabel, Lorene “Toots” Krabbe, and Novella; and three brothers, Harold, France, & Don “Shortie.”

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

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

Donations may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

Esther B. Griffin

July 1, 1919 — May 29, 2012

Esther B. Griffin, 92, Palm Bay, Fla., previously of Bedford, died May 29. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

June 07, 2012

Pamela Mae Embree

Nov. 22, 1955 — June 6, 2012

Pamela Mae Embree, 56, of Bedford, died at 12:57 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.

Born Nov. 22, 1955, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Austin Gene and Iris Mae (Jackson) Hubbard.

She married Thomas R. Embree on Sept. 9, 1977, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1974 and received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Vincennes University in 1992; she was a Registered Nurse having worked as an ER Nurse at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for 19 years.

She was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Surviving are her mother, Iris Mae Hubbard of Bedford; her husband, Thomas R. Embree of Bedford; two daughters, Erica (Kevin) Stenger of Lake Orion, Mich., and Natalie (Paul) Coffman of Charlestown; one son, Ryan (fiance’ Brandi Lemons) Embree of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Charlotte and Leo Stenger; and one brother, Greg (Cheryl) Hubbard of Norman.

She was preceded in death by her father, Austin Gene Hubbard, on April 8, 2012.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Bedford with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

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

Barbara L. Cox

April 2, 1931 — June 5, 2012

Barbara Lou Cox, 81, passed away at her home in Williams on Tuesday.

She was born in Bloomington, to the late Robert H. and Margaret (Patton) Stephenson. Barbara was a city controller for the city of Bloomington for many years before retiring in 1981. She was a volunteer at “God’s Place” food pantry and was an avid square dancer and belonged to the “Good Timers” square dance group.

Barbara is survived by two daughters; Margaret (Harold) Moser and Mickey (Mike) Ellett and one son; Bob (Tracy) Cox. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband William A. Cox and an infant daughter, Mary Jane Cox.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. in Deremiah-Frye Mortuary. The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 11 a.m. also in the funeral home.

Burial in Valhalla Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.deremiahfryemortuary.com.

Sue Ann Bough

Oct. 29, 1945 — June 5, 2012

Sue Ann (Hale) Bough, 66, Bedford, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Donald K. Pelfree

Donald Keith Pelfree, 55, Bedford, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 06, 2012

James H. Anderson

April 1, 1932 — June 2, 2012

James H. Anderson, 80, Bedford, died Saturday afternoon at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 1, 1932, in Bedford, he was the son of Howard and Zella (Hawkins) Anderson. Jim married Edna Gulbrandsen in December of 1953 and she survives.

Jim was a local realtor and real estate developer. He developed The Woods Subdivision on Highway 37, and Star View Estates in Bedford. He was also involved in the development of the Stone City Mall on 16th Street in Bedford.

Jim graduated from Bedford High School in 1949 and Indiana University in 1953.

Jim was active in local government organizations. He served as a member and president of the North Lawrence School Board, the board of LARC and the Bedford Park Board.

Jim served in the Air Force and was a long-time member of American Legion, the Association for Service of Disabled Veterans and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks No. 826, Bedford, where he served twice as Exalted Ruler.

Survivors include his wife, Edna; three sons, Steve and wife Barbara of Williams Bay, Wis., and Mike and wife Vanessa and Jim and wife Theresa, all of Palo Alto, Calif.; and six grandchildren, Isobel, Lily, Miles, Erik, Makee and Beck.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Zella Anderson; sisters, Gladys Smiley and Thelma (Anderson) Edler; and one nephew, Joseph Edler.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Dailey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Lawrence County Community Foundation.

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

Arthur R. Eastwood

Oct. 17, 1920 — June 4, 2012

Arthur Robert Eastwood, 91, of Bedford, passed away on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 17, 1920, in Alden, New York, to Arthur W. and Emma (Willard) Eastwood, Art married Evalyn Shaw Eastwood on Dec. 3, 1943, and she survives.

Mr. Eastwood was the office manager for Air Work Corporation and also Wheaton Glass Company,

He was a U.S. Army Air Forces Veteran serving from Sept. 24, 1942, until Nov. 17, 1945. He held the rank of Staff Sergeant. After discharge from the service he lived in Millville, New Jersey for 60 years prior to moving to Bedford in 2006.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, Member of American Legion Post No. 33 Bedford, Member of American Legion Nabb-Leslie Post, He was a member of the American Legion for 66 years. His hobbies included photography, golf, Ham Radio Club, and Millville Army Air Field Museum, Art was a charter member of the museum and spent many hours helping install electrical works and setting up computers. He spent many enjoyable hours at the museum with his friends.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Evalyn Eastwood of Bedford; one son, Arthur Robert Eastwood Jr. (Judy) of Winter Springs, Fla.; two daughters, Linda A. Schoonmaker (William) of Bedford and Wendy E. Armington (Linc) of Millville, N.J.; his grandchildren, Debbie Schoonmaker Tolliver (Matt), Daria Schoonmaker Hall (Cody) Jason Eastwood (Michelle), Ian Eastwood (Nicole), Nick Armington, Matt Armington (Christine), and Ryan Armington; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Mohart, Jean Schneider, and Doris Brade; and two brothers Lester Eastwood and Alan Eastwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Diane at birth; one brother, Willard Eastwood; and one sister, Irene Offhaus.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with the Rev. Beth Ann Cook officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday.

Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Millville Army Air Field Museum, 1 Leddon Street, Millville Airport, Millville, NJ 08334, or First United Methodist Church, Bedford.

Emma Lee Williams

Jan. 7, 1923 — June 5, 2012

Emma Lee Williams, 89, of Mitchell, passed away at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.

Born Jan. 7, 1923, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Ora W. and Millie (Sherrill) Shaw. She married Carl Wayne Williams April 11, 1944, and he preceded her in death Aug. 22, 1991.

Emma Lee was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church, and a charter member of Woodville Baptist Church.

She enjoyed sitting on her front porch, cooking for others and eating out with friends, travelling, and following the adventures of her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Timothy W. (Mary Wilcoxon) Williams of Mitchell; daughter, Nancy (Don) Caudell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Melissa (Jason) Wilcoxon of Santa Cruz, Calif., Matthew W. (Jenny) Caudell of Madison, Miss., and Tyler S. (Laci) Caudell of Bloomington; and great-grandchildren, Natalie Redding, Kalib Redding, Wilson Caudell, Jacob Caudell, Jackson Caudell, Rhaegan Egli Caudell, Lilly Caudell, and Emma Caudell.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Bonnie Lee Shaw, Lawrence Shaw, Leland Shaw, Clair Shaw, and Ora Clay Shaw; and sisters, Violetta Shaw, Fern Duncan, Ruth Mercer, Lettie Belle Little and Ethel Elizabeth “Betty” McCammon, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Timothy W. Williams, Don W. Caudell II, Matthew W. Caudell, Tyler S. Caudell, Toby D. Shaw, and Mark S. McCammon.

Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church or Johnson Christian Village.

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

June 05, 2012

Gage Rumsey Lutes

June 14, 1991 — June 1, 2012

Gage Rumsey Lutes, 20, of Bedford died on Friday at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born June 14, 1991, in Bedford, he was the son of Shannon (Haley) and David Cobb and Joseph E. and Stacie Lutes. He married Katelyn Brammer and she survives.

Gage worked for M&F Vending and was a News Director for WBIW radio station.

He was a 2010 graduate of BNL.

Gage was active in the Little Theatre of Bedford, loved radio and his community. He also appeared on the Nancy Grace show as a contributor.

Survivors include his wife, Katelyn of Bedford; one son, Atticus Orion Lutes of Bedford; one expected son, Neekolai Gage Lutes; his mother and father Shannon Cobb and David Cobb of Bedford; his father, Joseph E. Lutes and wife Stacie of Sallisaw, Okla.; grandparents, Guy and Susie Rumsey of Bedford and Ellen Lutes of Bloomington; mother- and father in-law, Terry Brammer and wife, Linda of Harrodsburg; grandparents-in-law, Bill and wife, Marilyn Grotendick of Richmond and Marge Brammer of Greenfield; four brothers, Retsan Lutes, Mason Lutes and Lawson Woods, all of Bedford, and Andrew Lutes of Sallisaw, Okla.; a stepsister, Caitlin Richmond of Sallisaw, Okla.; a stepbrother, Matthew Richmond of Sallisaw, Okla.; a brother-in-law, Logan Brammer; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jerry Lutes; an uncle, Steve Richardson; and a cousin, Chad Rumsey.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

The family asks that memorial contributions be considered to prepare a fund for Gage’s wife and children.

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

Esther Lawmaster

Sept. 12, 1920 — June 2, 2012

Esther Lawmaster, 91, of Bedford, passed away from this life at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The oldest daughter of John B. and Alma (Mullis) Spinks, she was born in Bloomfield. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1939 and Indiana Business College in Indianapolis.

She worked for the U.S. government in Dayton, Ohio, Baltimore, Md., and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. during WW II. She worked at Citizens National Bank for 30 years as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford for 73 years.

During retirement, she was an avid walker, enjoyed quilting, scrapbooking, greeting people on their birthdays.

Preceding her in death are her parents; sisters, Jane Callahan, Anna Gobert; and her brother, Harold Spinks of Florida.

Survivors include sons, Larry Lawmaster (Marti) of Wixom, Mich., and Richard Lawmaster (Kathy) of Bloomington; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with Pastor Kregg Burris officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church.

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

Graeson James Salzmann

May 27, 1012 — June 3, 2012

Graeson James Salzmann, infant son of Shane and Jacki (Faubion) Salzmann, died at 10 a.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his parents of Bedford; two sisters, Emma and Lauren Salzmann at home; maternal grandmother, Teresa Bough of Avoca; paternal grandmother, Lynn Bryan and husband, Bob of Minnesota; aunts, Kylee Bough of Bedford, Andrea Donnells and husband, Charlie of Seymour, Danielle Salzmann of Indianapolis and Kayla Fortner of Minnesota.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Dive Cemetery with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:15 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 Graeson at www.daycarter.com.

Arthur R. Brown

Sept. 14, 1948 — June 1, 2012

Arthur W. “Bill” Brown, 63, of Martinsville, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:05 p.m. on Friday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Sept. 14, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Arthur C. and Pauline (Kern) Brown. He married Marla Barlow and she survives.

He was retired from the stone industry.

Surviving with his wife are his children, Angie (Ricky) Guinn of Indianapolis, Aaron King of Bloomington, Lori Brown of Huron and Jeff Atchison; grandchildren, Jessica Guinn, Ricky Guinn Jr. and Isaiah King; sisters, Linda Rainey, Becky Sargent, Carol (Bob) Kent, Ronda (Bill) Childress, and Mary Lou Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Larry; and sisters, Cathy and Martha Helen.

There will be no funeral service. Cremation was chosen at his request.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

James Anderson

James H. Anderson, 80, Bedford, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Services are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

June 04, 2012

Susan Olson Murray

Jan. 9, 1951 -May 30, 2012

Susan Olson Murray, 61, of Dunnellon, Fla., passed away on May 30 after an unexpected short illness.

She was born in Bedford on Jan. 9, 1951, and was married to William C. Murray in 1969.

She is survived by her loving husband, William “Bill” Murray; and her daughters, Stephanie (Matthew) Price of Dunnellon, Fla., and Michelle Draper of Carlisle, Ohio; as well as her mother, Marilyn Olson of Bedford; and brother, N. Richard “Ric” (Treva) Olson, also from Bedford.

Susan loved her three grandchildren, Connor Price, Logan Michelle Price, and Kennedy Michelle Draper, and was preceded in death by her father, Norman R. Olson, Jr.

She graduated from Bedford High School and attended Louisiana State University Monroe. Most of her career she worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant for Electronic Data Systems [EDS] and Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Mich.

Susan was an avid golfer and actively involved in many activities with Rainbow Springs Ladies Golf Association, she recently was Co-Chairperson for the Susan G. Komen Foundation Annual Golf Tournament.

A mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon with a Celebration of Life following.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Please feel free to leave an on-line condolence at www.robertsofdunnellon.com.

Ronnie J. Byrd

April 22, 1952 -June 1, 2012

Ronnie J. Byrd, 60, of Bedford, died at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born April 22, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of James Thomas and Betty Lou (McGinness) Byrd.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. He went to the LARC Center daily and was surrounded by many friends. He also worked at the Times-Mail and D&D Quick Stop.

Surviving are his three sisters, Mary Simmons, Barbara Medlock, Regina Walls, all of Bedford; four brothers, Tom and Charles Byrd of Williams, and Troy and Jerry Byrd of Bedford; two half brothers, Gary and Richard; four half sisters, Doris, Judy, Linda, Beth; also his family at the Elliott House where he had lived for the past 19 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vicki Byrd; stepmother, Loberta Byrd.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Caswell and the Rev. William Brimm officiating. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Charlene Hawk

March 13, 1919 -June 2, 2012

Charlene Hawk, 93, of Orleans, died Saturday at Mitchell Manor Health Care in Mitchell.

Mrs. Hawk was born March 13, 1919, in Mitchell, the daughter of Danner Reed and Minnie Wood Brooks. She married Lester A. “Pete” Hawk and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1998.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mitchell congregation of the Jehovah Witnesses.

She is survived by her son, Danner L. Hawk of Orleans; and her daughter, LoDema Hawk-Matteson of Bloomington; there are three sisters, Mary Rosenberger of Bedford, Carmina Tuksal of Detroit, Mich., and Betty Tanksley of Mitchell; and one grandson, Victor Matteson of Fishers.

She was preceded by her husband; one son, Richard Hawk; and four brothers.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Charles Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans, with Steve Steuer officiating at the graveside.

Friends are welcome to visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a,m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Gage R Lutes

Gage Rumsey Lutes, 20, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Esther Lawmaster

Esther Lawmaster, 92, of Bedford, died at 11 a.m. on Saturday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 02, 2012

Eva F. Silvers

Nov. 26, 1929 — May 31, 2012

Eva F. (Gould) Silvers, 82, passed from this life to her eternal rest at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital on Thursday.

She was born in Bedford, the daughter of Elza & Mary (Spall) Tidd. She married John William Gould on Dec. 28, 1946, who preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 2001. She then married Earl Thomas Silvers on Nov. 15, 2008, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2011.

She was retired and enjoyed many happy times with her friends, her family, and her church family.

She is survived by her beloved family, daughter, Brenda K. Fiddler (Edward); and her grandchildren, Staci Hearth (Bradley), and Lisa Fiddler-Moynihan (Michael); four great-grandchildren, Brittany, Heather, Amanda, and B.J.; brother, David Tidd (Janet); sister, Virginia Wallace; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; and brothers, Paul Tidd, Raymond Tidd, Charles Tidd, and Robert Tidd.

Funeral arrangements will be under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with visitation from 4–7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, with Dr. Reverend Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will then follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.

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

Susan Olson Murray

Susan Olson Murray passed away in Ocala, Fla., after an unexpected short illness. She was born in Bedford.

She is survived by her loving husband William “Bill” Murray; and her daughters, Stephanie (Matthew) Price of Dunnellon, Fla., and Michelle Draper of Carlisle, Ohio; as well as her mother, Marilyn Olson of Bedford; and brother, N. Richard “Ric” (Treva) Olson, also from Bedford.

Susan loved her three grandchildren, Connor Price, Logan Michelle Price, and Kennedy Michelle Draper; and was preceded in death by her father, Norman R. Olson, Jr.

She graduated from Bedford High School and attended Louisiana State University Monroe. Most of her career she worked as an Executive Administrative Assistant for Electronic Data Systems [EDS] and Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Mich.

Susan was an avid golfer and actively involved in many activities with Rainbow Springs Ladies Golf Association, she recently was Co-Chairperson for the Susan G. Komen Foundation Annual Golf Tournament.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on June 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, Fla. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home, 19939 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL (352) 489-2429.

On-line condolences may be left at www.robertsofdunnellon.com.

Memorial donations may be maid to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Make-A-Wish Foundation.

June 01, 2012

Elizabeth A. Eckman

Dec. 2, 1920 — May 31, 2012

Elizabeth A. Eckman, 91, of Bedford, died at 12:23 p,m, on Thursday at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Dec. 2, 1920, in Elkhart, she was the daughter of Enoch Blair and Stella (Blood) Creech.

She married Dr. Richard R. Eckman on June 14, 1942; and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2006.

She held a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Michigan State University.

She had worked at the Bedford Public Library for many years and also taught piano to both children and adults. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and former member of the Salt Creek Power Squadron Auxiliary.

Surviving are her two daughters, Susan R. Pickens (David Borcherding ) of Columbus and Mariane K. Buker (Jan) of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Kirsten S. Venhaus, Sarah R. Pickens and Daniel H. Buker; and three great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Claire, Vivienne Buker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Marjorie C. Eckman; and one sister, Helen Cooke.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Beth Ann Cook officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Richard Brown

May 23, 1928 — May 30, 2012

Richard L. Brown, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Richard was born on May 23, 1928, in Bedford, to Frank and Rose (Easley) Brown, he married Ramona Grubb on June 15, 1951, in Bedford and she preceded him in death in 1995.

Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 1946 to 1948, he was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge F&M No. 14, and he retired in 1988 from NWSC Crane after 40 years of service.

Survivors include, two sons, Reed Brown and wife Bonnie of Bedford and John Brown of Bloomington; five grandchildren, John Calvin Brown, Richard Daniel Brown, Emily Douglas, Elizabeth Brown, and Austin Brown; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ramona Brown; two sisters, Nancy Carrier and Judy Inman.

Friends may call from 11 a.m, until 1 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Cremation will follow.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Terry L. Slinkard

April 20, 1946 — May 24, 2012

Terry Lane Slinkard, 66, Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. on May 24, at the Hospice House of Indiana University Health, Bloomington Hospital. Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions: American Cancer Society.

Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva F. Silvers

Eva F. Silvers, 82, of Bedford, died at 8:12 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

 
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