April 8, 2016


Steven R. Williams – Bedford
February 11, 1943 – April 7, 2016
Steven R. Williams, 73, of Bedford, died at 3:45 pm on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at I.U. Hospice House in Bloomington.
Born February 11, 1943 in Heltonville, he was the son of Madge F. Williams. He married Oreta J. Overly on June 3, 1967 and she preceded him in death on May 30, 2002. He later married Polly June and she survives. He was a graduate of Heltonville High School. He retired as a millwright maintenance worker for General Motors after thirty-seven years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War and a member of the Burgoon Baptist Church, V.F.W. and U.A.W. Local #440.
Survivors include his wife, Polly, of Bedford and her children; a son, Kevin Williams, of Bedford; a daughter, Julie Pinell and husband, Matthew, of San Marcos, CA; four grandchildren, Kayla Glenn and husband, Chad, Jessica Pinell, Demara Williams and Sonya Gould; two great grandchildren, Keeley and Lillian Glenn.
He was preceded in death by his mother and first wife, Oreta.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Clara Woodward – Bedford
Clara Woodward, 96 of Bedford, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Walter Allen Jr. – Mitchell
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Walter Allen, Jr., 83,of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born August 13, 1932, in Bedford, he was the son of Walter Lewis and Alma (Hensen) Allen. He married Mickie Evers March 1, 1952, and she preceded him in death March 28, 2004. His second marriage was to Ruth (Dotts) Lucas on August 6, 2005. Walter retired as vice president of Bank One Financial. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1950, and was a past Exalted Ruler of the Order of the Elks Lodge, past president of Jaycees, and a volunteer “the ice cream man” at Mitchell Manor. He was a member of the First Church of God, Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M., and LaOrMa Shrine Club. Walter was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard.
Surviviors include his wife, Ruth Allen of Mitchell; children, Teri (Stephen) Dorsett of Mitchell, David (Robin) Allen of Mitchell; stepchildren, Thomas (Kelli) Lucas of Mitchell, Diana (Steve) Brassine of Seymour; grandchildren, Matthew Dorsett, Katie Price, Libby Wyatt, John David Allen; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Fish of Mitchell; brother, Jerry Allen of Madison
His parents; first wife; son, Walter Arthur Allen; stepdaughter, Lynette Reynolds; and brother, Michael Allen, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dr. Robert Courson officiating. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Bertha’s Mission, PO Box 1022, Bedford, 47421; Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, 46202; Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, 435 Limestone Street, Indianapolis, 46202; or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Steven Williams – Bedford
Steven Williams, 73, of Bedford, died at 3:45 pm on Thursday at I. U. Hospice House in Bloomington.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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