Tom Riley – Williams
Thomas W. Riley, 72, of Williams, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at his residence.
Born April 30, 1941 in Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of Bill and Virginia (Zerwick) Riley.
He married Janice Owens on August 31, 1968 and she survives. He was a graduate of Garfield High School in Terre Haute with the class of 1958. A 1967 graduate of Indiana State University, he was the librarian for Shoals Community Schools for thirty-eight years. He earned three master’s degrees in Education, Geography and Counseling. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1960, serving on the USS Howard Gilmore and USS Bushnell. He later affiliated with the Navy Reserves and retired after thirty total years of service.
An accomplished guitarist, he played professionally throughout Indiana for over fifty years, culminating in his 2010 induction into the Wabash Valley Musicians Association Hall of Fame. His legacy in music has been passed on to his children and grandchildren. He was a life-long Indiana Basketball and Cleveland Browns football fan, attending many games with his family. He was a member of the Williams Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Janice, of Williams; two sons, William Riley (Ginger) of Williams, Matthew Riley (Deanna) of Terre Haute; a daughter, Melissa, of Bloomfield; five grandsons, Mack, Colton, William, John Edward and James; a granddaughter, Karissa; a sister, Peg Kennedy (John) of Robinson, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Wednesday, January 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the graveside. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 7th and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, January 8th.
Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Tom at www.daycarter.com.
Eva Elizabeth Stultz – Bedford
Eva Elizabeth Stultz, of Bedford, died Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Stonebridge Health Campus.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Tammy Clark – Bedford
Tammy Clark, 47, of Bedford, died at 10:40 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at I.U. Health Hospice in Bloomington.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Jeanette G. Weber – Bedford
Jeanette G. Weber, 81, of Bedford, died at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.
Born September 14, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of Laurier and Olive (Burns) DeChene.
She married Lincoln Anthony “Tony” Weber on January 5, 1950; and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1990.
She was a graduate of Cooley High School in Michigan. She was a homemaker. She was an avid golfer and a league bowler. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Surviving are five children, Michael A. Weber, of Huntington Woods, MI, Paul E. Weber, of Bedford, David L. Weber, of French Lick, IN, Carl R. Weber, of Bedford, and Laura A. Doran, of Kokomo, IN; one sister, Annette Gidner, of Michigan; seventeen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Susan M. Weber; and one sister, Charlotte DeChene.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday, 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Mary Jane Reuter – Springville
Mary Jane Reuter, 73, of Springville, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at her home following a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born August 23, 1940 in Springville, the daughter of Clarence (Bud) and Alta Strunk. She was a graduate of Oolitic High School and after her children left the home for school, she entered the workforce, retiring as a North Lawrence Community Schools Title 1 Aide for twenty plus years. She was honored by NLCS for creating a learning techniques guide in which the Title 1 program uses with the children. Her hobbies were tending her flowers, decorating, crafts and taking long country drives. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for friends and family. Mary was a member of Order of Eastern Star. Mary was known for her sweet demeanor and compassion for others and touched the lives of many with her gift of joy shown through her constant and kind smile, her interests in others and her unconditional love and support. She was a true role model and a person who possessed the qualities we should all strive to imitate.
Mary married the love of her life, Ronnie Reuter, on May 29, 1969 and he survives. Other survivors include five children, Susan Wykoff and husband Bob, of Bedford, Steve Reuter and wife Cindy, of Blomberg, Germany, Kim Blackwell and husband Scott, of Bedford, Kerry Reute,r of Florida and Donna Alexander and husband Dan, of Bloomington; eleven grandchildren, Robin Siebe, Brandi Wykoff, Shalin Owen, Shelby Owen, Evan Blackwell, Stephanie Reuter, Tyler Blackwell, Miles Alexander, Coleman Alexander, Sebastian Reuter and Pascal Kern; four great grandchildren, Hayden Puckett, Carson Puckett, Eden Siebe and Ezra Siebe. She was the middle child of nine and her brothers and sisters are Pam Caudill, Wanda Kirkman, Sandi Colliflower, Lori Abel, Roy Strunk and Tom Strunk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Alta Strunk, a sister. Lydia Spoonmore and a brother, Clovis Strunk.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Saturday, January 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, January 3rd and from Noon until the hour of service on Saturday, January 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.
In closing we leave you with this wonderful quote from Denis Waitly to live by -“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” Mary Reuter certainly lived her life with love, grace and gratitude and blessed those around her with joy and happiness each and every day. She will be greatly missed by all.