Barbara J. Aliano – Bedford
Faithful Servant, Barbara J. Aliano, 80, of Bedford, was called home to live eternally with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 28th at 12:10 a.m.
Born May 19, 1934 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Davis) George. Barbara graduated from Oolitic High School and worked at A&P and Standard Grocery stores before becoming a stay at home mom and homemaker.
Barbara was a devoted Christian and member of the Dive Christian Church where she taught Sunday school for over thirty years. Barbara was also a devoted wife, mother, mamaw and great-mamaw. She loved having her family around her and always put everyone else’s needs before her own. Barbara was known for the unconditional love she had for her family, and her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She touched the lives of so many with her beautiful smile, sweet demeanor and the compassion she had for others. She loved to talk about Jesus and would share His Word with anyone who would listen. As we mourn the passing of our loved one here on earth, it is a time of celebration as the angels in Heaven are singing for another child of God (Barbara) has entered her eternal home to live with her Heavenly Father for eternity.
Barbara married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Aliano on November 16th, 1952 and he survives. Other survivors include four children; daughter Bobbi Jean Leach and husband Mike of Williams, daughter Tammy March of Indianapolis, son Steven Robert Aliano and wife Bambi of Bedford, and daughter Shawna Post and husband Jason of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Justin Leach and wife Stacie, Erika Barnhill and husband Jeff, Jennifer Gillespie and husband Jason, Matthew March, and Chase Aliano; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob and Colton Leach, Ashley, Makinsey, Collin, and Halley Barnhill, Luke and Keegan Gillespie; one sister, Margaret Day and husband Kenny of Bedford; three sister-in-laws, Marilyn George of Owensburg, Shirley Waggoner and Husband Ray of Bedford and Mary Aliano of Bloomfield; and a brother-in-law, Sandy Clark of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jonathon D. March in infancy; a brother, Robert D. George and a sister, Helen Mae Clark. Barbara will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Elder Gerald McMillan officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1:00pm until the hour of service on Wednesday. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Franklyn S. Sweeney – Bedford
Franklyn S. Sweeney, 93, of Bedford, died at 1:41 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.
Born March 31, 1921, in Kokomo (Howard Co.,) IN, she was the daughter of Eugene Ralph Hendrix and Virginia Mae (Barnett) Hendrix.
She married Lester C. Sweeney on October 30, 1937; he died July 9, 1989.
She was a lay minister in the United Methodist Church, serving many southern Indiana congregations and was a homemaker. She was a member of Erie United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women (UMW.)
Surviving are three daughters, Carol S. (Don) Ellis, Washington, IN, Anita (Charles) Hammond, Franklin, IN and Virginia B. “Ginger” White, Bedford; one son, Douglas C. Sweeney, Bedford; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren and fifteen great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Lester C. Sweeney; and two brothers, Richard and David Hendrix.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2105, at Erie United Methodist Church with Rev. John Meunier officiating. Burial will be in Erie Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be considered to Erie United Methodist Church Missions.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Paul Keith – Williams
Paul Keith, 79, of Williams, lost a four year battle with multiple myloma at 9:50 pm on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Stonebridge Health Campus.
Born August 25, 1935 in Diablock, KY, he was the son of Daily and Bertie (Cornett) Keith. He married Marjorie Jewel Sanders Keith on September 8, 1955 and she survives. He worked for Indiana Limestone Co. and was a farmer and owner of Keith & Sons Bulldozing. He was a bus driver and retired as a custodian for the North Lawrence Community School System. He was a charter member of the Bethel Baptist Church of Williams where he had served as a deacon, secretary-treasurer and song leader. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel, of Williams; a daughter, Pauline Eads and husband, Rich of Athens, AL; three sons, LaRon Keith and wife, Kelly, of Deland, FL and Micah Keith and wife, Lori, of Bedford and Mickey Keith and wife, Angie, of Mitchell; nine grandchildren, Corey, Eric, Graham, Levi and Cody Keith, Jessica Goldburg, Kyle Eads, Chelsea Tipton and Chad Tipton; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Amos Keith and wife, Juanita, of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Regina Brock and husband, Lee, of Williams and Joyce Tipton and husband, Jim, of Lexington, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Andy and Brian Keith and a grandson, Leighton Keith.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 4th at Bethel Baptist Church in Williams with Bro. Ed Kittle officiating. Burial will follow in Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 3rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 am until the hour of service on Wednesday, March 4th at Bethel Baptist Church.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.