February 26, 2019


Janice Elaine (Maddox) Ridgway – Bloomington
November 21, 1946 – February 25, 2019
Jan went to Heaven on Monday, February 25, 2019, from the Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington.
Jan was the first child born to Roy C. and Barbara E. (Meadows) Maddox. She was the devoted wife of George S. Ridgway and was blessed by his daughters, Carmen Ridgway and Susan Brooks, and grandson, Colton Brooks.
Jan was sister to Wallace (Letitia) Maddox and Gregory (Bea) Maddox. Through the gift of adoption, she was also sister to her only child, Kimberly (Kevin) Patton. She was Mimi to Ashley (Mike) Jackson and their children, Elaina and Nolan.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Cletus & Lessie (Hardin) Maddox and Morrel & Marjorie
(Peel) Meadows and many special pets. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day &
Carter Mortuary with Heather Ritter officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. Graveside service to be held for the family at Ferguson Cemetery immediately following the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pets Alive (petsaliveindiana.org) in honor of Jan’s passion for animals. 2444 South Walnut Street Bloomington 47403.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Odus Callahan – Bedford
November 2, 1945 – February 23, 2019
Odus Callahan, 73, of Bedford, formerly of Mitchell, died at 1:21 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born November 2, 1945, he was the son of Donald and Jane (Spinks) Callahan. He married Avonda Lou Osborn on
January 10, 1967 and she preceded him in death on March 26, 2010. He retired as a tool and die maker from General
Motors in Bedford and was owner/operator of O-D-Lu Tree Farm for over thirty years. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War. He was a plane captain on the USS Ranger with Squadron VA 165
Boomers. He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church and Fayetteville Lions Club.
Survivors include two sons, Sean Callahan, of Francisco, IN and Michael Callahan and wife, Tena, of DeKalb, IL; five
grandchildren, Kenney Hallam, Samantha Callahan, Payton Callahan, Alexander (A.J.) Callahan, and Caitlin Callahan;
two brothers, John, and Dean Callahan; a sister, Donna Sue Summers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, March 9th at the Fayetteville Baptist Church. Military rites will be accorded following the service by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Fayetteville Community Cemetery Fund.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Linda Lou Lentz – Mitchell
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July 22, 1946 – February 24, 2019
Linda Lou Lentz, 72, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, at her residence.
Born July 22, 1946, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Sherwin and Viola (Hupp) Schmidt. She married Thomas Lee Lentz September 19, 1987.
Linda retired from RCA. She loved her family and enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Lentz of Mitchell, children, Michelle Lynn “Shelly” (Lee) Hobbs of Mitchell, Holly Renee (Rick) Covey of Bedford, Brian Lentz of Bloomington, Brad Lentz of Bloomington, Christina Lentz Walker of Vidor, Texas; grandchildren, Heather (Anthony Gilliland) Hobbs, Jonathan (Tonya) Babbs, Justin (Ashley Fox) Babbs, Levi Covey, Josh Lentz, Austin Lentz, Alexi McCullough, Bryath Walker, Ceideah Walker, Kyilar; Walker; 13 great grandchildren; siblings, Terry (Jean Fennell) Schmidt of Bloomington; Cheryl (Jim Miller) Browning of Bloomington; Dennis Adkins of Beckley, West Virginia; in-laws, Deloris (Wayne) Jones of Bloomington; Beverly Lentz of Ellettsville; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews
Her father; mother, Viola Adkins; and sister, Donetta Johnson, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Charlie and Carol Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday and from and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Garries D. Hillenburg – Mitchell
August 31, 1955 – February 22, 2019
Garries D. Hillenburg, 63, of Mitchell, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at his residence.
Born August 31, 1955, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles Hillenburg and Nina (Sowders) Gotwalls.
He married Canda Grubb on March 6, 1976, and he survives.
Garries was a retired logger, a veteran of the United States Army, and former minister of Holy Ridge Church.
He was a member of the Holy Ridge Church.
Surviving are his wife, Canda, of Mitchell; four children, Brandon Hillenburg, Travis Hillenburg, Crystal McLain, and Lisha Hillenburg; fifteen grandchildren, Dylan, Austin, Isaiah, Nehemiah, Ezra, Titus, Indy, Jade, Jordan, Caleb, Keelah, Carson, Braydon, Quinton, Acelyn, and Brian; two great-grandchildren; mother, Nina Gotwalls; two brothers, Stewart Hillenburg and Jeremy Hillenburg; and three sisters, Sherry Spencer, Sharon Harris, and Michelle Hillenburg.
He was preceded in death by his father; two children, Kenneth, and Garries “Spud” Hillenburg Jr.; two grandchildren, Caiden and Averil; and two brothers, Charles David, and Alan Hillenburg.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m.. on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Jim Bush, officiating. Burial will be Mitchell City Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.. until the service hour Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

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