The following obituaries were received on Thursday.
Lois O. Harris – Bedford
Lois O. Harris, 94, of Bedford, died Tuesday September 13, 2011, at Indiana University Hospital Bedford. Lois was a resident of Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford and formerly of Elm Park 1, in Mitchell.
Born March 14, 1917 in Stanton, Michigan she was the daughter of George Jefferson and Cora (Taylor) Luttrell. She married Carl R. “Chick” Harris on June 22, 1937; he preceded her in death on July 5, 1992.
Lois was a housewife and a member of the Senor Citizens in Mitchell, and the Faith Christian Center in Salem.
She is survived by two sons: Frederick M. Harris, of Bedford and Jack Harris, of Mitchell; two daughters Donna M. Jenkins, of Orleans and Carolyn (Kenneth) Eisele, of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; one sister Geneive Lawson of Salem,
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell with Reverend Kenneth Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends and family may call Thursday, September 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com
Shirley L. Wildman- Bedford
Shirley L. Wildman, 73, of Trinity Springs, died at 12:01 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at I.U. Health Bedford.
Born May 17, 1938 in Winfield, KS., She was the daughter of Elwin Ray and Virginia (Lake) Pickens. She married Warren Wildman on February 17, 1957 at the Englewood Baptist Church by James Stevens and he renewed their vows 50 years later. Shirley founded the Bedford Girls Club and was a longtime board member; she was a car hop at Leonard’s and a home maker.
She was baptized in the Muscatatuk River in Seymour and attended Midtown Church of Christ. She loved showing horses with her daughter and granddaughters. She was a phenomenal cook, famous for her cookies, she enjoyed her garden and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Survivors include her husband, Warren; one son Warren Lee Wildman Jr. and wife Betsy of Kingston Springs, TN.; one daughter Valerie Lynn Gentry and husband Sanford of Bedford; four grandchildren; Catherine (Gentry) Greenwood and husband Ben of Bedford, Nicklas Wildman of Florence AL., Amanda Wildman of Tuscaloosa, AL., Abigail Gentry of Bedford; three sisters; Ruth Walters and Janice Romine, both of Bedford, Cheryl Tieman of Owensburg; four brothers Ray Pickens of Danville, Jim Pickens, Joe Pickens and John Pickens all of Bedford.
A memorial will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Limestone Girls Club.
Family and Friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Shirley at www.daycarter.com.