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Obituaries For June 7, 2013

Last updated on Friday, June 7, 2013

Kathyrn DePierre - Safe Harbor, Fl.

Kathyrn DePierre (Katie), 91, passed away following a brief illness on May 31, 2013, in Safety Harbor, Florida.

She was the beloved wife of Fred DePierre for more than 70 years. Katie was born in Montgomery, Indiana, on November 22, 1921, the daughter of Jonas and Rose Graber. She was a graduate of Montgomery High School.

She married her husband Fred on December 2, 1942, and almost immediately the young couple was separated by Fred's deployment into World War II. Upon Freddie's return from the war in 1945, they made their happy home in Bedford, Indiana. For more than 20 years Katie was the Office Manager of the Reuter Insurance Agency in Bedford.

Upon Fred's retirement in 1973, the young and active couple set off for new adventures in sunny Florida, eventually settling in Safety Harbor. Katie enjoyed golfing and bowling, and was an active member in her sorority. She and her husband were faithful and dedicated, founding members of the North Bay Community Church in Safety Harbor.

Katie was devoted to her family, a loving wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. Her loyalty and support knew no bounds, if you needed her she was there. She was generous, kind, and sweet, with a smile that made you feel loved and safe always. She had a keen intelligence. For those of us who shared her renowned custard pie, it was as much a testament to her love for us, which was abounding, as to her skill and talent in the kitchen. She is irreplaceable.

She is survived by her husband Fred and her much loved sister and brother Patty Spera (Dominic) and Paul Graber (Jeannie), and many nieces and nephews who adored her.

She is preceded in death by her parents Jonas and Rose Graber, her brother Ezra Graber (Wilma), and her sisters Mary Blackwell Millican (Robert), and Naomi Wimmenauer (Robert).

The viewing will be from 11 am to 2 pm, Monday, June 10, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home, funeral to immediately follow. Located at 3522 Dixie Highway in Bedford. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. For directions, please call 812-275-6886.

Edith Marlene Tinkle - Mitchell

Edith Marlene Tinkle, 63, of Mitchell, passed away at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born October 4, 1949, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Alice (Flinn) Taylor. She married Carl Tinkle July 16, 1999. She was a certified nursing assistant at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Marlene was a member of the Park Place Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Tinkle, Paoli ; son, Christopher David Taylor, Bloomington; siblings, Randy Taylor, Bloomington, Frank Taylor, Monrovia, Rose Grace, Mitchell, Margaret Grace, Mitchell, Lena Tanksley, Mitchell, Judy Reynolds, Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Betty Taylor, Charles Taylor, James Taylor, Paul Taylor, Mike Taylor, and Bob Taylor. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Jay Bennett and Bro. Richard Grace officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 pm to 7 pm Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Justin Grace, Ryan Grace, Phillip Reynolds, Scott Grissom, Rich Little, and Aaron Little.

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

Martha Jeanette Bates - Bedford

Martha Jeanette Bates, 79, of Bedford, passed away at 8:20 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Bedford.

Born May 30, 1934 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Myron and Grace (Bex) Doane. She married Russell E. Bates on April 12, 1952 and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2011. She retired from Visteon in 1991 and had volunteered as a Pink Lady at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital for twelve years.

Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Ralston and husband, Greg of Bedford; two grandsons, Robbie and Ryan Ralston and his wife, Sarah, all of Bedford; two great grandchildren, Taylor and Aden Ralston; a sister, Juanita Taylor and husband, Gordon Henderson, a brother, Jonnie Doane and wife, Peggy, all of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Doane of Mitchell and Mona Bates of Bedford; two nieces, Stacy Doane-Selmier and Austina Marshall; four nephews, J.T., Darrell and Scott Doane and Reno Bates.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Noble Doane; two brothers-in-law, Ronald and Rowland Bates and a nephew, Norman Dale Taylor.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Saturday, June 8 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor the David Ferry officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, June 7 and from 9 am until the hour of service on Saturday, June 8 at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Pallbearers are: Jonnie Doane, Robbie Ralston,Ryan Ralston, Scott Doane, Darrell Doane, Allen Doane and J.T. Doane.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. of Greater Indiana, 50 E. 91 Street Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or St. Vincent Dunn Pink Lady Auxilliary, 1600 23 Street, Bedford, IN.

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

Eric Alan Turner - Bedford

Eric Alan Turner, 30, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at his residence.

Born September 7, 1982, in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph and Deborah Lynn (Hall) Turner, Jr. He was employed in construction.

Survivors include his grandmother, Betty Calfee, Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Jamie Scott Turner. His mother passed away the day following his death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Matt Moore officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

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

Deborah Lynn Turner - Bedford

Deborah Lynn Turner, 55, of Bedford, passed away at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 14, 1957, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James Russell and Betty Lois (Grissom) Hall. She married Ralph Turner, Jr. May 26, 1973, and he preceded her in death April 19, 2010. She was employed for 22 years at the Lawrence County Welfare Department.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Calfee, Mitchell and grandson, Colin Turner, Evansville; sister, Julie Golden, Leavenworth, Kansas

She was preceded in death by her father; husband; and sons, Jamie Scott Turner, and Eric Alan Turner.

Graveside service will be at 11a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Matt Moore officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

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

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