The following obituaries were received on Wednesday.
Ryan Allen Ward – Bedford
Ryan Allen Ward of Bedford passed away on Monday, April 18th in Ellettsville at the age of 34. Born in 1978 in Bedford to Roy Ward and Martha Turner, he had worked in construction and roofing, was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School in the class of 1995 and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by his mother; one son, Rexton Ward; one daughter, Addeline Ward and one sister, Rozlyn Turner. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, April 22nd at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Andy James Russell – Bedford
Andy James Russell of Bedford passed away on Tuesday, April 19th at Indiana University Health Bedford at the age of 64. Born in 1946 in Portland to Clarence Russell and Mary Russell and had been married to Juanita Ashley since 1970. Andy was a graduate of Portland High School in the class of 1964, worked as a purchasing agent for Lehigh Cement and also worked at Lowes. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Tamara Melusky and Elizabeth Russell; as well as several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerry Russell and one sister, Carolyn Bruner. Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, April 23rd at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 3:00PM until 8:00PM on Saturday, April 23rd at Ferguson – Lee Funeral Home.