Robert Arthur Covey – Bedford
Robert Arthur Covey, 83, of Bedford, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014, at his residence.
Born July 13, 1931 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Dell Arthur and Mandy (Meadows) Covey. He married Marjorie Louise Carie; and she preceded him in death in November 1999. He was a truck driver and an appliance repairman for Scotty’s for many years.
Surviving are his children, David (Dee) Covey, of Kempner, TX, Bobby (Tina) Covey, of Bedford, and Sherry (Mark) Kopsho, of Bedford; grandchildren, Shilo Covey, Daniel Craig, Shane Christian, Amber Craig, Jory Covey, Justin Craig, James Covey, and Joshua Covey; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; and brothers and sisters, Clinton (Buster) Covey, Vidella (Lindy) Kinser, Hazel Scott, Beulah Hawkins, Helen Kinser, and Lloyd Covey.
Funeral service will be on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pall Bearers will be Daniel Craig, Amber Craig, Jory Covey, Justin Craig, David Covey, and Bobby Covey.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Gloria Franklin – Bedford
Gloria Franklin, 66, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday October 11, 2014 at 1:55 a.m. at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
She was born December 23, 1948 in Michigan to Leo Fowler and Betty (Tinsley) Fowler. She married Kenneth Franklin on August 1, 1970 and he survives. Gloria taught cosmetology at House of James Beauty School.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Franklin of Bedford, five daughters, Kelley (Andrew Davidson) Franklin of Bedford, Kimberly (Devin) McKamey of Bedford, Amy (Jimmy) Arthur of Bedford, Jennifer (Ken Gokey) Franklin of Bedford, Paula (Ryan Hall) Franklin of Mitchell, one son Kenneth Robert Franklin, of Bedford; one sister, Pauline (Phil) White, of Bedford; 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Carl Fowler; one sister, Nancy Fowler; one great granddaughter, Kaitlynn Hearth
Gloria attended Southland Church of Christ in Bedford and Cornerstone Worship Center in Bedford. Gloria loved her crafts and made all the church costumes and loved helping the children in church and loving her family
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Southland church of Christ at 2201 26th St. in Bedford, friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time at 5 p.m. at the church, Bro. Bud Smith, officiating.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Judith Anne Bliven- Bedford
Judith Anne Bliven, 70, of Bedford, died at 1:50 am on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at I.U. Health Partners, Methodist Campus in Indianapolis.
Born July 17, 1944, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Lowell and Gloria (Waters) Williams. She lived in various cities and states throughout her childhood, primarily Mena, AR before settling in Quincy, IL with her parents.
She married David Bliven and he preceded her in death.
Judy was a homemaker and former employee of Gardner-Denver, Inc. in Quincy, IL. Judy loved dogs, reading, watching movies and doing word search and cross word puzzles. She was a loving and caring individual who valued her family and friends and was still in close contact with lifelong friends. She donated to many charities and spent a lot of self-reflection time with the Lord.
Survivors include two sons, Amir Saery and wife, Jean, of McHenry,IL and Timothy Bliven and wife, Jaime, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Austin Courtois, Michael Ball, David Bliven, Elizabeth Saery and Alex Saery; a brother, Douglas K. Williams and wife, Beverly, of Bay Minette, AL; nieces and nephew, Angela Bryars, Heather Sizemore and Preston Williams.
Funeral services will not be held as the family had decided to honor her in a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the American Red Cross or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Judy at www.daycarter.com.