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Obituaries For November 22, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014 3:24 PM
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Roland Stockton - Bedford
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Roland Stockton, 51, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:12 a.m. at IU Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Bedford on March 25, 1963 to Leslie Stockton, Jr. and Nanie (Baker) Faubion. He married Julie Sauerheber on November 16, 2007 and she survives.

Roland was a 911 Dispatcher at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department for many years, prior to his death he was working for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as a communications dispatcher.Roland had a big heart and loved working as a dispatcher for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, and made a new family dispatching with the DNR.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Stockton of Bedford, his Father & step-mother, Leslie & Betty Stockton of Bedford, his mother Nanie Faubion of Bedford, two sons, Isaac Stockton of Branchville, and Josh Stockton of Bedford, brother Tony (Mary) Stockton of Bedford, sister Debra (Lee) Vanguilder of Florida, two grandchildren

Preceded in death by his grandparents, Leslie and Edda Stockton, Sr. and Willie and Hazel Baker, step-father, Jerry Faubion

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Friends may call on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home; burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens



Obituaries For November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014 1:08 PM
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Julie Maureen (Abel) Sluder - Mitchell

Julie Maureen (Abel) Sluder, 43, of Mitchell, passed away on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born January 26, 1971 in Beech Grove, Indiana, she was the daughter of Gene and Kerri (Sinegar) Abel.

She married Kim Sluder, on December 19, 1999; and he survives.

She worked at Terry's Catering and Banquet in Bloomington, and had previously worked at West Baden Hotel, and had managed Three Pigs Restaurant. She was a graduate of BNL, Class of 1989, and attended Ball State University. She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption, of Mitchell. She was a member of South Central Indiana Geocachers. Her grandchildren were the biggest joys of her life.

Surviving are her husband, Kim, of Mitchell; her parents, Gene and Kerri Abel, of Bedford; one brother, Gregory Abel, of Mauldin, South Carolina; one sister, Stephanie Abel, of Ellettsville, IN; two nephews, Christopher and Corey Abel, of South Carolina; two step-daughters, Candace Schofield, of Bedford, and Robin (Ricky) Holmes, of Springville; three grandchildren, Jessie Schofield, Chelsey Schofield, and Tyler Holmes; mother and father-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Sluder, of Bryantsville.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Marshall and Mary Abel, and John and Eileen Sinegar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 24, 2014, at 10 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, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a scripture service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Olcott Center, IU Health Bloomington, 619 W. First Street, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402.

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

Robert Dale Lewis - Bedford

Robert Dale Lewis, 93, of Bedford, went to be with his Lord at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from his home of sixty-eight years. His wife was by his side.

Born February 5, 1921 in Bedford, he was the son of Arthur Samuel and Lula (Meadows) Lewis. He married Frances Garrison on July 21, 1946 and she survives. Bob was retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1981. He was a tool and die maker for thirty-four years. He served in WW II in the European Theatre attaining the rank of sergeant. Bob was a dedicated member of the First Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Frances, of Bedford; their children, Kevin Lewis and Darlene Parker and her husband, Dan; grandchildren, Brett Parker and wife, Lindsey, JoEllen Holland and husband, Sam, all of Bedford and Paul Parker and wife, Molli, of Beech Grove, IN; great grandchildren, Paul Hayden, Kolton Brock, Kasen Isaiah, Sammy Dale, Jay Robert, Mallory Frances, Paul Jackson and Alexandra Jo; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Juanita Henschen and Loretta Canada.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm on Saturday, November 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Mark Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove 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 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, November 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Robert at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For November 20, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014 8:06 PM
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Blaze Leeann Dawn Lively - Mitchell

Blaze Leeann Dawn Lively, infant daughter of Travis Ray and Amber Dawn (Livingston) Lively, of Mitchell, was stillborn Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Survivors include her parents, Travis and Amber Lively, Mitchell; brothers, Jamison Lynn Ray Lively, Blake Maxwell Lively and Jacob Scott Lively, all at home

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at Mitchell Cemetery with Sister Becky Ryan officiating.

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

Robert Dale Lewis - Bedford

Robert Dale Lewis, 93, of Bedford, died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mildred Louise Crutchfield - Bedford

Mildred Louise Crutchfield, 92, of Bedford, died at 9:19 am on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Johnson
Christian Village.

Born November 21, 1921 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Lowell and Myrl (Hawk) Bellville. She married David Crutchfield on June 29, 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1989. She worked as an assembler at RCA, and as a supervisor at Delco Electronics and General Motors. She was a member of the Bedford First Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Jan Corbin and husband, Le of Bedford and Jill Bolger and husband, Hank of Kokomo; five grandchildren, David Corbin, Michael Corbin and wife, Jerri all of Bedford, Mary Beth DuVall and husband, Tim, Jan Lane and husband, Gary all of Westfield and Robert Galbraith of Terre Haute; fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a granddaughter, Angelia DuVall; a brother, Charles Bellville and a sister, Mary Olive Duitz.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Friday, November 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Duncan officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, November 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mildred at www.daycarter.com.

Helen (Rayhill) McLaughlin - Bedford

Helen (Rayhill) McLaughlin, 84. of Bedford, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born June 15, 1930 in Mitchell, the daughter of Ivis and Maggie (Lynn) Rayhill. She married Damon McLaughlin on May 19, 1961 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2006. She had been a secretary for Mullis Petroleum and also their own business.

She is survived by one brother, Joe Rayhill of Mitchell, two nephews; Albert Novotny of Greenfield and David Novotny of Cicero, two nieces, Paula Novotny of Indianapolis and Julia Novotny of San Diego, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother Paul Rayhill and two sisters, Mary Novotny and Lois Sermershiem

Funeral Services will be on Friday November 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, and on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Glenna Rose Beavers - El Paso, TX

Glenna Rose Beavers, 76, of El Passo, TX, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 in El Paso, TX.

Born January 21, 1938 in Jackson Co., she was the daughter of Arlie S. and Ruth E. (Fish) Beavers. She was a former member of the Bedford Church of God. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1955. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education in 1962 from Anderson College in Anderson, IN. She received her Master's degree from Ball State in Muncie, IN in 1965. Her teaching career spanned forty-four years beginning in 1959 and specializing in upper elementary grades, language arts and remedial reading. Glenna was bi-lingual, having studied the Spanish language in Mexico and the Panama Canal Zones. She taught in schools in Indiana, Michigan, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Panama Canal Zones before settling in El Paso, TX for the last twenty-four years of her career. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award for Canal Zone Schools in 1974 and was El Paso Teacher of the Year in 1997.Glenna loved to travel and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, South and Central America, Europe, Italy, Greece and North Africa.

Survivors include a brother, Maurice Beavers of Hagerstown, IN; a sister, Rita Finney of Greenfield, IN; thirteen nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Beavers and two sisters, Marjorie Julian and Betty Bugh.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 22nd at the Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alta Vista Elementary School in El Paso, TX.

Arrangements under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robert Dale Lewis - Bedford

Robert Dale Lewis, 93, of Bedford, died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mildred Louise Crutchfield - Bedford

Mildred Louise Crutchfield, 92, of Bedford, died at 9:19 am on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Johnson
Christian Village.

Born November 21, 1921 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Lowell and Myrl (Hawk) Bellville. She married David Crutchfield on June 29, 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1989. She worked as an assembler at RCA, and as a supervisor at Delco Electronics and General Motors. She was a member of the Bedford First Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Jan Corbin and husband, Le of Bedford and Jill Bolger and husband, Hank of Kokomo; five grandchildren, David Corbin, Michael Corbin and wife, Jerri all of Bedford, Mary Beth DuVall and husband, Tim, Jan Lane and husband, Gary all of Westfield and Robert Galbraith of Terre Haute; fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a granddaughter, Angelia DuVall; a brother, Charles Bellville and a sister, Mary Olive Duitz.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Friday, November 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Duncan officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, November 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mildred at www.daycarter.com.

Helen (Rayhill) McLaughlin - Bedford

Helen (Rayhill) McLaughlin, 84. of Bedford, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

She was born June 15, 1930 in Mitchell, the daughter of Ivis and Maggie (Lynn) Rayhill. She married Damon McLaughlin on May 19, 1961 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2006. She had been a secretary for Mullis Petroleum and also their own business.

She is survived by one brother, Joe Rayhill of Mitchell, two nephews; Albert Novotny of Greenfield and David Novotny of Cicero, two nieces, Paula Novotny of Indianapolis and Julia Novotny of San Diego, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother Paul Rayhill and two sisters, Mary Novotny and Lois Sermershiem

Funeral Services will be on Friday November 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, and on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens



Obituaries For November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014 8:28 AM
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Helga L. Riley - Paoli

Helga L. Riley, 80, of Paoli, passed away on November 18, 2014 at 12:33 PM at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born October 21, 1934 in Heilbronn, Germany, the daughter of Friedich and Ottlie (Schmidt) Klenk. She attended Paoli Wesleyan Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Billy Joe Riley of San Ramon, CA and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Glen Riley.

Friends are invited to visitation at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Burial will be 10 a.m. on Friday in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery, in Orleans, IN.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Paoli Wesleyan Church in Helga's name.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Bonnie Marie Roberts - Huron
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Bonnie Marie Roberts, 74, of Huron, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born December 3, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Lillie Mae (Pitman) Simpson. She married Walter Eugene Roberts April 15, 1961.

Bonnie worked a few years at the Trav-Ler plant in Orleans, where she met her husband-to-be. She was a homemaker until beginning a 34 year career with the Mitchell Community Schools. Bonnie worked in the Huron Elementary cafeteria until the school closed in 1982. She was then a teacher's aide for 18 years at Hatfield Elementary until her retirement in 2004.

She graduated from Huron High School in 1958 and was an active member of the Huron Church of God. Bonnie served in many capacities throughout her adult life. She was serving as the church secretary-treasurer, Sunday school secretary-treasurer, chairperson of the advisory council, and president of the Ladies Missionary Society, a position she had held for 36 years at the time she became ill in September 2013. Bonnie was also a former 4-H Leader and Cub Scout den mother. Bonnie enjoyed a variety of activities such as sewing, reading, gardening, quilting, and was known as an excellent cook. She was most content when seated on a riding mower, or the family's small farm tractor mowing grass. Always a supporter of her husband's and son's activities, she continued with the grandchildren, as she seldom missed a 4-H activity, sports event, musical, awards program, or any other endeavor they might be involved with.

Survivors include husband, Eugene Roberts, Huron; sons, Robin Eugene (Jill) Roberts, Bedford, Ryan Eric (Rhonna) Roberts, Bedford; grandchildren, Darci, Andrew, Adam, and Bret; sisters, Goldie (Kenneth) Mundy, Columbus, Lucille Kelly, Columbus, Rosabelle (Randell) Knight, Huron; step-sisters, Lorene Mitchell, Oolitic, Marcia Tolbert, Williams; sister-in-laws, Betty Raney, Shoals, Shirley Mundy, Fayetteville. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Her father; mother, Lillie Simpson Etchison; sister, Ilene Richardson; brothers, Harold, Jesse, Ralph, and Leithel Mundy preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Bro. Paul Kirby and Bro. Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Andrew Roberts, Darci Roberts, Adam Roberts, Bret Roberts, Robin Roberts, and Ryan Roberts

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

Viola "Vicky" M. Bunch - Bedford

Viola "Vicky" M. Bunch, 70, of Bedford, died at 3:18 pm, on Monday, November 17, 2014 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 26, 1944, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Lowranzo (L.D.) and Viola F. (Roberts) Bunch. She enjoyed visiting places and meeting people. She attended Mt. Pleasant Special Needs Church and Faith Mission Church.

Survivors include her guardian, Joanne Adams of Bedford; several cousins and caregivers from Stonebelt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Diane Bunch and a brother, Michael Bunch.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 21st at Beech Grove Cemetery with Rev. Ben Colburn officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon to 1:45 pm on Friday, November 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Mt. Pleasant Special Needs Church or Stonebelt Center.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle
in memory of Vicky at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For November 17, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014 6:33 AM
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Bonnie Roberts - Huron

Bonnie M. Roberts, 74, of Huron, passed away Monday evening, November 17, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

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

Wilma Pauline Strange - Mitchell

Wilma Pauline Strange, 83, passed away at 6 a.m. Monday, November 17, 2014, at White River Lodge.

Born April 22, 1931, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Ernest Cecil and Alice (Durnal) Martin. She married Elmer E. Strange March 10, 1956, and he preceded her in death March 14, 2006.

Wilma was a homemaker and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

Survivors include her children, Betty Fox, Mitchell; Bobbi Holt, Australia; Phyllis Payton, Mitchell;Janet Curtsinger, Martinsville; David Strange, Mitchell; Scott Strange, Mitchell; several grandchildren and great grandchildren

Her parents; husband; daughter, Alice Strange; and brothers, Ernest "Pepper" Martin, and Gene Martin, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 20, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service
on Thursday at the funeral home.

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




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