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Rosemary Ann Luff - Bloomington
Rosemary Ann Luff, 80, of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice House.
Born July 5, 1932 in Kentland, Indiana, she was the daughter of Luther and Ilene (Benham) Jones. She married Ferris L. Luff on May 7, 1948; he died on May 4, 2010. She was a graduate of English (IN) High School with the class of 1950. She was a member of First Nazarene Church, Bedford, where she had been very active. She had worked as an assembler at G. E., Bloomington, and later was a rural mail carrier with the U.S. Post office.
Surviving are one son, Timothy Luff, Bedford; two daughters, Cynthia (Bill) White, Spencer, and Pamela (Rick Lane) Luff, Bloomfield; one grandson, Robert Mayfield, Spencer; one great granddaughter, Kaitlynn LeeAnn Mayfield, Spencer; one step-grandson, Ryan White, Spencer; one sister, Charlene Smith, Bloomington; three brothers, Melvin Jones, Shelbyville, IN; Mervin "Red" Jones, Orleans, and Steve Jones, Brooksville, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ferris; three sisters, Vera Deno, Eloise Helm and Naomi Belcher; and one granddaughter-in-law, Wendy Mayfield.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Rev. Vern Hulen officiating. Burial will be in Kraft-Graceland Cemetery, Grantline Road, New Albany, IN at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Carol June Bell - Martinsville
Carol June Bell, 55, of Martinsville and formerly of Bedford, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, May 17 at her home.
Born on October 23, 1957 in Monticello, KY she was the daughter of Bob Davis and Madge (Edwards) Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Keens Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving is her father Bob Davis, of Monticello, KY; her husband. Jay Larry Bell, of Martinsville; one son: Jamie Bell and two daughters: Amanda Gregory and Samarol Bell all of Martinsville; her grandchildren: Mersades Bell, Michael Holt, Dason Bell, Matthew Holt, Whitley Bell, Mattie Gregory, Baylee Brenner, Devon Brenner, Abby Brenner, Glenn Head, Catie Head; one brother: Harold Davis of Florida; three Sisters: Ann Chriswell of Monticello, KY; Judy Stinson of Monticello, KY and Janet Barnes of Georgetown, KY.
She was preceded in death by her mother Madge Davis and one son: Larry Bell.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m.Tuesday, May 21 in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Carol at www.daycarter.com
Edward W. Frega, Jr. - Williams
Edward Walter "Ed" Frega, Jr. 78, of Williams, went to be with his Savior at 3:12 a.m. May 18, 2013 at Bloomington Hospital.
Ed was born June 7, 1934 in Maywood, IL, the son of Edward Walter and Lydia (Hintz) Frega. He attended school in Bellwood, IL and is a 1953 graduate of Proviso High School in Maywood, IL.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force serving in Germany and the Azores from 1954-1957. He is survived by his wife, Alice E. Knapp of 45 years, married May 4, 1968 in Westchester, IL. He worked for American Can Co. in Maywood, IL. After American Can, he was employed by Illinois Tool Works for 27 years as a contractor for the United States Navy. His work involved the towed array handling system on nuclear submarines and he was privileged to have worked on every U.S. Naval Base in the world. He followed the naval contract to Crane, IN to Chesapeake, VA and then to Middletown, RI being in each place for 4 years. He retired on July 19, 2002 and they decided to call Williams their home once again. Since moving to Williams in 1991, they have attended Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford where Ed served on various committees. He was a dedicated member of the Bedford Rotary Club, as well as a board member of the Lawrence County Concert Association.
Surviving with his wife, Alice of Williams; is his daughter, Kimberly Dawn, of Cedarburg, WI; grandchildren, Teia Jordan, Isabel Coryn (Andrew) Passmore, Kellen Philip Batiansila, Samuel Jaden Harmer, Mason Alexander and Cooper Henry Edward Schultz, all of Cedarburg, WI; a great-granddaughtear Braelyn Yeva Passmore and a sister, Marilyn A. Frega of Lakeland, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Eugene Frega.
Visitation will be held at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford on Tuesday, May 21 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. with memorial services being conducted at 3 p.m. where Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. A dinner will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church.
Services are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary where family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Ed at www.daycarter.com
Steaven R. Brown - Bedford
Steaven R. Brown, 54, of Bedford, died at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at his residence.
Born August 25, 1958 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Elvis J. Brown Jr. and Doris (Beaulieu) Brown. He had previously worked at G.E. in Bloomington, Indiana. Steaven was an Ojibwe tribal member of the Red Lake Nation of Red Lake, Minnesota. He was a graduate of B.N.L. class of 1976, U.S. Army veteran and served in the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford.
Surviving are his companion, Ms. Bobbie Knight of Bedford; father, Elvis J. (Vickie) Brown Jr. of Mitchell; daughter, Lindsey (Zach) Terrell of Mitchell; two brothers, Charlie (Lisa) Brown of Bedford, Ed Brown of Bedford; sister, Dorene (Tony) Smith of Heltonville; two grandsons, Andrew and Lance Terrell of Mitchell and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elvis "Buster" and Marguettie Brown, Charles and Alice Beaulieu; mother, former wife, Lesa Beedie-Bell.
Funeral service will be on Wednesday May 22, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, with military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33 DAV Chapter 2. Friends may call from 4 p.m to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com
Barbara Carolyn Johnson - Williams
Barbara Carolyn Johnson, 75, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born February 21, 1938, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Leland F. and Maude M. (Mitchell) Chapman. She married Lloyd Vernon Johnson June 30, 1956, and they would have celebrated 57 years of marriage in June. Barbara had been a nurse's aide at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and retired July 14, 2003, with 28 years of service. She graduated from Williams High School in 1956.
Survivors include her husband, Vernon Johnson, Williams children, Sheryl (Jan) McBride, Bedford, Faron (Karen) Johnson, Bedford grandchildren, Michael Edwards, Matthew Edwards, Doug Johnson, and Nick Johnson
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Alan L. Johnson; and daughter; Janice Marie Edwards.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Port William Cemetery with Karen Johnson officiating.
Casketbearers: Faron Johnson, Doug Johnson, Nick Johnson, Michael Edwards, Matthew Edwards, and Jan McBride.
There will be no visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Roger Lee "Sawdust" Prince - Leesville
Roger Lee "Sawdust" Prince, 70, of Leesville, IN, passed away at 2:03 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born November 6, 1942 in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Curtis and Hazel (Hillenburg) Prince. He married Judy Knight on May 6, 1961, who passed away on November 22, 2005. He married Marnice Fender on June 4, 2006, who passed away on June 25, 2012. He retired from Elliott Limestone Company in 1999, was a partner in Prince Water Service, and was a carrier for The Times Mail until June 2012. He was an ordained minister and a member of the Gospel Assembly Church of Bloomington, IN.
Surviving him are three daughters: Marilee (George) Atteberry of Avoca, IN; Sandy (Brian) Hazelip of Grandview, IN; and Susan Deckard of Freedom, IN; two sons: Brian (Kelli) Prince of Bedford, IN; and Brent Prince of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Stephanie Fender and her companion Mark Perry of Spencer, IN; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Prince of Bloomington, IN, and four sisters: Lois (Edgar) Kidd of Bloomington, IN; Bernice (Heinz) Minartz of Cloverdale, IN; Gledia (David) Greene of Bloomington, IN; Roberta Kelley of Ellettsville, IN; and one brother-in-law, Bennie (Linda) Knight of Bloomington, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Judy Prince, and his second wife, Marnice Prince, two brothers, Robert Prince and Delmas Prince; one granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Hazelip, and one great-grandson, Adam Gerald Deckard.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Cary Cohenour officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Monroe County, IN.
Friends may call on Sunday, 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Jonathon D. Shepherd - Bloomington
Jonathon D. Shepherd, 22, of Bloomington, went home to be with the Lord at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence.
Born October 17, 1990 in Bloomington, Indiana, he was the son of Timothy C. Shepherd and Brenda Collins. He was a graduate of Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis, and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Surviving are his father, Timothy C. Shepherd of Bloomington; mother, Brenda Collins (Step-father: Gary Myers) of Bedford; biological father, Matt Grubb of Bloomington; biological mother, Tracy Smith of Bedford; three brothers, Anthony, Cody and Gage Grubb; four sisters, Jessica, Meranda, Janielle Grubb and Danielle Martin; uncle, Andy Smith; aunt, Kim Roll, paternal grandmother, Linda Grubb of Bloomington, and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death: maternal grandfather, Danny Smith; Paternal grandfather, John Grubb; two aunts, Dena and Tina Smith
Funeral service will be on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Rev. Don Gardner Officiating. Burial will be in Garrison Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington. Friends may call on Monday, 12-2:00 at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Lyle Reuter - Bedford
Lyle Reuter, 73, of Bedford, died at 6:50 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the White River Lodge.
Born February 29, 1940, in Williams,he was the son of Kenneth and Geneva (Pennington) Reuter. He married Peggy Smith and she preceded him in death on April 2, 2013. He retired from Indiana Gas and was a member of the First Baptist Church and Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM.
Survivors include a daughter, Julie Reuter of Bedford and a grandson, Kyle Ollis of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Peggy and a brother, Coy Reuter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11am on Saturday, May 18 the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, May 17at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lyle at www.daycarter.com.in the Elmwood
Frederick D. Padgett - Bedford
Frederick D. Padgett, 59, of Bedford, had been a short term resident of Meadowview Nursing Facility in Salem. He passed from this life Tuesday evening at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
He was born in Bedford, on January 24, 1954, the son on Harry and Lois (Sons) Padgett. He attended Bedford High School. He was a lifelong truck driver, but the driving job he was most proud of was driving his log trucks.
He is survived by his children Mrs. Robert (Stormy) Prince, Bedford, Frederick (Mary) Padgett II, Loogotee, Jason (Ashtan) Bean, Williams, and Autumn (Evan Daugherty) Padgett, Paoli; nine grandchildren, Kaitlynn Baker, Mariah and McKenzie Prince, Chandler Padgett, Kaylee and Kristian Bean, Dalton and Abigail Barker and Piper Daugherty; one sister, Mrs. Lewis (Connie) Parker, Bedford; one nephew, Lewis Parker, Kalamazoo, MI; and one niece, Stephanie Parker, Indianapolis, IN. He is also survived by the mothers of his children, Mrs. Gene (Terry) Manning and LaRena Padgett
He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Virgil "Buck" and Rubie Sons and paternal grandparents Edward Frederick and Rowena (Fortner-Flaherty) Padgett.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Lewis Parker officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford. Friends may call on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguson-lee.com
Barton L. Webber - Bedford
Bedford-Barton L. Webber, 75, of Bedford passed away at 6:25 am on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at his residence.
Born October 11, 1937 in Washington, IN, he was the son of Floyd and Violet (Ross) Webber. He married Linda Ashley on February 25, 1984 and she survives. He was retired from the Sherwin- Williams Co. after 20 years of service, and also a dedicated Realtor/broker for the Keach and Grove Agency. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bart enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and working in his yard.
Survivors include his wife: Linda Webber of Bedford; five children: Kelley Woodworth and her husband Austin of Lebanon, Kelley Jo Wendlandt and her husband Greg of Gilroy, CA, Grant L. Webber and his wife Susan of Uvalde, TX, Mark Webber and his wife Kristie of Indianapolis, Amber Branham and her husband Mike of Bedford; nine grandchildren: Clay, Mattie, Sabrina, Justin, Ashton, Allison, Mackenze, Alex, Tanner, Taylor, and Emilee; five sisters: Anna Hudson and her husband William of Newburgh, Brenda Robertson and her husband Dean of Indianapolis, Anita Kirchoff of Washington, Pam Fleck and her husband Joe of Washington, Kim Gaines and her husband Sam of Washington; one brother: Larry Webber of Washington; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Shannon Rainey.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Thursday, May 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Duane Brown, and Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill 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 3 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, May 15th.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bart at www.daycarter.com