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Obituaries For June 23, 2016
Updated June 24, 2016 6:17 AM
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James Robert Erdle Jr. - Mitchell

January 7, 1948 - June 21, 2016

James Robert Erdle, Jr., 68, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday evening, June 21, 2016, at his residence.

Born January 7, 1948, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, he was the son of James Robert and Evelyn (Townsend) Erdle, Sr. He married Sharon Lee Thompson October 26, 1974. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1966 and his hobby was shortwave radios. James was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Erdle of Mitchell; son, William James Erdle of Mitchell; mother, Evelyn Townsend of Coral Gables, Florida, sisters, Shirley Gunn of Lighthouse Point, Florida, Beverly Taylor of Fort Wayne; stepbrother, Richard Clark of New York; his father; stepmother, Estelle Erdle; sister, Shonda Howard; and brother, Michael

Eugene Erdle, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 11 a.m. till 12:45p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Joan Marie Wray - Zionsville

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August 4, 1930 - June 22, 2016

Joan Marie Wray, 85, of Zionsville, formerly of Bedford, died at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Zionsville Meadows Nursing Home.

Born August 4, 1930 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John and Catherine (Dillman) DePierre. She first married Billy Joe Wray and he preceded her in death. She later married Harold Dwight Murphy and he also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the Calvary Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Dean Wray and wife, Lucy, of Danville, Mark David Wray and wife, Lisa, of Mitchell; a daughter, Stormi Murphy Brake and husband, Jack, of Zionsville; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Hannah, Rebekah, Cory, Morgan, Mia, and Kaitlyn; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Donnie DePierre, of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, a son, Michael Joe Wray; two sisters, Betty Robbins and Delina Turner; two brothers, Stephen and John "Buddy" DePierre.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Greg DeVore officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, June 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dementia Society of America.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

James R. Erdle, Jr., - Mitchell

James R. Erdle, Jr., 68, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.



Obituaries For June 22, 2016
Updated June 22, 2016 10:58 AM
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Lloyd Wilson - Bedford

June 26, 1979 - June 20, 2016

Lloyd Wilson, 36, of Bedford, died at 10:03 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Born June 26, 1979 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Floyd and Brenda (Terrell) Wilson. He married Sonya Bundy and she survives. He attended the Bethel Country Church in Oolitic.

Survivors include his wife, Sonya, of Bedford; his parents, Floyd and Brenda Wilson, of Bedford; a son, Lloyd Wilson, Jr., of Bedford; a daughter, Carolyn Wilson, of Bedford; two sisters, Emma Talbert and Cathy Wilson both of Bedford; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 24th at the Bethel Country Church in Oolitic with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, June 24th at the church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For June 20, 2016
Updated June 21, 2016 5:47 AM
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Maudlean McNeal - Bedford

March 30, 1929 - June 17, 2016

Maudlean McNeal, 87, of Bedford, died at 7:45 pm on Friday, June 17, 2016 at I.U. Bloomington Hospice House.

Born March 30, 1929 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Rome and Alice (Deckard) Southern. She first married Morris Covey, and later married Lloyd McNeal. She first worked at Sarkes-Tarzan and then retired as a dietician from Westview Manor. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Lana Smith and her husband Dave of Bedford; one grandson, Kenny Fish and Cathy Porter; one great granddaughter, Kylie Fish; one step granddaughter, Jessica Rakosky; one sister -in- law, Leota Southern; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands; one brother, Eugene Southern; three sisters, Marie Freeman, Ruth Eads, and her twin sister, Audlean Miller Prater.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2016 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, June 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Bedford.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Connie Jo Fox - Mitchell

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December 18, 1955 - June 16, 2016

Connie Jo Fox, 60, of Mitchell, passed away at 6:42 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 18, 1955, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of James and Lorena (Hardin) Turner. She married Donnie Joe Fox, Sr. July 2, 1974. Connie had been employed in food service at Mitchell High School. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1973.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie Joe Fox, Sr. of Mitchell; son, Donnie Joe Fox, Jr. of Bedford; 3 grandchildren; 1 step granddaughter; sister, Mona Moore-Speer of Mitchell

Her parents and siblings, Sena Turner Moore, Ruth Carmichael, Betty Turner, Dewey Turner, and Jimmy Turner, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com



Obituaries For June 16, 2016
Updated June 17, 2016 5:56 AM
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Dana Ruth Craig - Bedford

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November 18, 1934 - June 15, 2016

Dana Ruth Craig, 81, of Bedford, died at 5:06 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born November 18, 1934 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Oval G. and Bertha Pearl (Hall) Craig. She retired from the Mitchell Community School System where she was a fourth grade teacher at Burris Elementary School. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Regular Baptist Church and Altrusa. She enjoyed traveling and playing the piano.

Survivors include two nephews, Patrick Craig and wife, Darla, of Cumberland, OH, and Kevin D. Craig and wife, Polly, of Bedford; five great nieces and nephews, Travis Craig, Melinda Smith and husband, Michael, Trevor Craig and wife, Melinda, Patrick Craig and wife, Mandy and Kara Jo Hohimer and husband, Eric. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Emil Craig; a nephew, Jerry Craig; a great nephew, Matthew Craig and a great niece, Megan Neal.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, June 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Pallbearers are Kevin Craig, Eric Hohimer, Polly Craig, Jim Armstrong, Patrick D. Craig, and Trevor Craig. Honorary pallbearer is Patrick L. Craig.

Family and friends may express condolences at wwwdaycarter.com.

Wilma Mae Jansing - Bedford

May 17, 1935 - June 15, 2016

Wilma Mae (Bulach) Jansing, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Monroe Place, Bloomington.

Born May 17, 1935, in St. Leon, Indiana, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kappes) Bulach. She married Richard Jansing on August 30, 1958 in St. Leon, IN; he preceded her in death on February 17, 2007. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Gilford High School, Class of 1953. She worked at GrayBar Electric in Cincinnati. Wilma was a homemaker, where she worked on the farm with her husband. She was a member of Farm Bureau, where she was the secretary for many years. Wilma enjoyed gardening and canning; she also loved her cats.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathie Rhorer and companion Buddy Scherschel, of Bedford, and Karen Hattabaugh and companion Michael Price, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Kasey Barrett Jackson, and husband Andrew, of Wahiawa, HI, and Richard Branden Hattabaugh, and companion Amber Armstrong, of Seymour; three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Jovi, and Olivia; and five sisters, Ruth Gaynor, Margie Kunkel, Joan Hoffmeier, Betty Ripperger, and Ellen Bulach.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; and one brother, Clifford Bulach.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Sunday, 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. and Monday 8 a.m. till 10 a.m. at the funeral home. A Rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Margie L. Lynch - Williams

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May 14, 1929 - June 15, 2016

Margie L. Lynch, 87, of Williams, died at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at her residence.

Born May 14, 1929 in Martin Co., she was the daughter of Henderson and Mary (Blackwell) Qualkenbush. She married Harry Lynch, Jr. on January 12, 1946 and he preceded her in death. She was a dietary aide at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Williams Homemaker's Club and Lucky 8 Bunco Club. Her hobbies were sewing and baking.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Lynch and wife, Janet, of Williams and Timothy Lynch of Bloomington; a daughter, Jenny Endris and husband, Paul, of Bedford; five granddaughters, Kim Rainey and husband, Wes, Lori Faubion and husband, Jay, all of Heltonville, Rhonda Voorhies and husband, Kevin, of Williams, Christy Stoll and husband, Brian, of Loogootee, and Andrea Halstead of Bedford; two grandsons, Cam Lynch and wife, Shechonia, of Seymour and Shane Corps of Bedford; eighteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Phillip and Gary Lynch, two sisters, Theresa Cox and Betty Able, three brothers, Fred, Johnny and Donald Qualkenbush.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18th at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dana Craig - Bedford

Dana Craig, 81, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 15th at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Heinz Manske - Mitchell

December 4, 1927 - June 10, 2016

Heinz Manske, 88, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016.

Born December 4, 1927, in Herten, Germany, he was the son Oskar and Elsa (Baer) Manske. He married Katchen B. Kraft May 27, 1998. Heinz was a tool and die maker and retired from Baxter Healthcare and Pharmaceutical. He was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and past master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM. He was also a gunsmith.

Survivors include his wife, Katchen Manske of Mitchell; children, Doris (Robert) Clark of Indianapolis, Christine (Richard) Scales of Indianapolis, William Manske, Joseph Manske, and Andrew (Lenore) Manske.

His parents preceded him in death.

A gathering will be from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Mitchell Masonic Lodge. Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 4 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

James E. Schroeder - Noblesville

James "Jim" E Schroeder, 62, of Noblesville, passed away on June 15 at home.

He was born on August 14, 1954 in Joliet, Illinois and is the son of Fred Schroeder (deceased) and Nancy (Paledino) Schroeder. Jim was preceded in death by a sister.

In 1960 the family moved to Bedford, Indiana where Jim graduated from Bedford High School in 1972. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University in 1979.

Jim worked in the Indianapolis area at James Associates, Merrill Jones and Associates, and BSA Lifestructures. His experience was in the healthcare field, providing a rewarding career.

Jim was a huge tennis fan and volunteered at the RCA Tournament when it was held in Indianapolis, and the Miami Open Professional Tennis Tournament for the past 15 years. He was a volunteer at the 500 Festival Parade for several years. Jim loved country music and attended many country music concerts in Nashville and locally. He was a college basketball enthusiast and was a season ticket holder for the Indianapolis Colts for many years. Jim was a Master Gardener and took delight in his numerous perennials and extensive landscaping. Jim attended Grace Church in Noblesville.

Survivors include his Mother and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Jim appreciated all the help and support given to him by his cousin Sally Burton and her husband Jack, and cousin Cathy Horner and her husband John.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th Street, Bedford, IN 47421. Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Jim was very grateful for the kindness he was shown and the excellent care he was given at IU North Infusion Center, IU North Hospital and especially IU Simon Cancer Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to: IU Simon Cancer Center, 535 Barnhill Dr., c/o Research Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202, or IU Health Hospice, c/o Methodist Health Foundation, 1800 N. Capital Ave., 6th Floor, Indianapolis, IN 46202.



Obituaries For June 14, 2016
Updated June 14, 2016 7:13 AM
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David A. Bechner - Heltonville

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May 22, 1938 - June 13, 2016

David A. Bechner, 78, of Heltonville, died at 11:30 am on Monday, June 13, 2016 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 22, 1938 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Adolph and Louise (Mitchell) Bechner. He married Connie Stipp on October 23, 1987 and she survives. He was a retired pipefitter for General Motors and a member of the U.A.W. Local #440. He was a member of the Fairview Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Connie, of Heltonville; a son, Scott Bechner and wife, Jami, of Norman; a daughter, Stephanie Kirby of Orleans; a step-son, Todd Kelly and wife, Leanne, of Bedford; grandchildren, Katie Landstrom and husband, Zach, of Norman, J.D. Kirby, of Paoli, Taylor Kelly, of Florida, Jacob Kirby, of Paoli, Allegra Hill, of Bedford, and Ellie Kelly, of Bedford; a great grandchild, Vaida Young, of Florida; a sister Sheila Peyton of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Bradley Bechner and brothers, Jerry Bechner and Darrell Bechner.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow. No visitation is planned.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



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