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Obituaries For December 6, 2013

Last updated on Friday, December 6, 2013

Mildred M. Chapman - Williams

Mildred M. Chapman, 97, of Williams, passed away at 10:04 p.m. on Thursday December 5, 2013 at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Arrangements pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home

Leslie F. Goldsby - Mitchell

Leslie F. Goldsby, 77, of Mitchell, died at 8:32 pm on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 23, 1936 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of John Monroe and Nora (Brown) Goldsby. He married Joann McDermed on October 4, 1959 and she survives. He retired as a maintenance worker at General Motors and was a bricklayer. He owned and operated the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course since 1993 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post #250 of Mitchell and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Joann, of Mitchell; a son, Les Curtis Goldsby and Carmen of Texas; two daughters, Beverly Goldsby Hanners and husband, Michael, Teresa Goldsby Grzech and husband, Matthew all of Virginia; two grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil Gary Goldsby of Bedford, Joe Goldsby of Mitchell and Wayne Goldsby of Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carl Don Goldsby; a sister, Marilyn Sears; two half-brothers, James and Ronnie Ritter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Sunday, December 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service on Sunday, December 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

William C. Payton - Bedford

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William C. Payton, 65, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at his residence.

Born May 11, 1948, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William Leonard and Catherine Payton.

He was a graduate of Shawswick, Class of 1966. He was a truck driver at Don’s Trucking, and he was also recognized as National Truck Driver of the Year.

Surviving are his mother, Catherine Payton; one daughter, Sara (Brandon) Harrell; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Diane; and his beloved dog, Squirt.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Jayne Poore Ripley - Bedford
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Jayne Poore Ripley, 82, passed away on November 12, 2013 with her family by her side.

Jayne was an energetic woman who dedicated her life to literacy, children and social change through her career in education. Born in 1931 in Evanston, Illinois, Jayne graduated high school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 16 and went on to pursue a B.A. in psychology and, later, a Master’s degree in Childhood Education at the University of Arkansas. She received a Reading Specialist Certification from Indiana University in 1979.

Jayne worked as a reading teacher in Mitchell Community Schools from 1970 until she retired in 1995. Actively involved in the community, Jayne was the discussion leader for the “Junior Great Books” club, president of the board for the Bedford Little Theater, an activist for the Citizens for Better Environment, a member of the International Reading Association, and the recording secretary for the R.E.A.D. council. She was listed in Who’s Who of American Women in 1987. Jayne was also an active member of First Presbyterian church in Bedford.

Jayne is survived by four sons, Mark, Trent (Karen), Kirk (Ruanne) and Paul. She is also survived by her two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, who are grateful to have spent time growing up and learning from their sweet, “kooky” grandma.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Ripley, and parents, Earl Yates Poore and Mabel Ransom Poore.

While Jayne loved many things including cooking, visiting the art museum and spending time with her sons, she was the most passionate about inspiring a love of reading within each and every one of her students.

If you were once a student of Ms. Ripley’s, the family encourages you to send stories, anecdotes or memories of her classroom to the following address: 10380 Golden Bear Way, Noblesville Indiana 46060.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Bedford Public Library or Burris Elementary School in Mitchell, so that her legacy of spreading literacy can continue.

Donations could also be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Bloomington Hospice, or the Johnson Christian Village.

A private memorial service is planned.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William C. Payton - Bedford

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William C. Payton, 65, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at his residence.

Born May 11, 1948, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William Leonard and Catherine Payton.

He was a graduate of Shawswick, Class of 1966. He was a truck driver at Don's Trucking, and he was also recognized as National Truck Driver of the Year.

Surviving are his mother, Catherine Payton; one daughter, Sara (Brandon) Harrell; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Diane; and his beloved dog, Squirt.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Jayne Poore Ripley - Bedford
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Jayne Poore Ripley, 82, passed away on November 12, 2013 with her family by her side.

Jayne was an energetic woman who dedicated her life to literacy, children and social change through her career in education. Born in 1931 in Evanston, Illinois, Jayne graduated high school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 16 and went on to pursue a B.A. in psychology and, later, a Master's degree in Childhood Education at the University of Arkansas. She received a Reading Specialist Certification from Indiana University in 1979.

Jayne worked as a reading teacher in Mitchell Community Schools from 1970 until she retired in 1995. Actively involved in the community, Jayne was the discussion leader for the "Junior Great Books" club, president of the board for the Bedford Little Theater, an activist for the Citizens for Better Environment, a member of the International Reading Association, and the recording secretary for the R.E.A.D. council. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women in 1987. Jayne was also an active member of First Presbyterian church in Bedford.

Jayne is survived by four sons, Mark, Trent (Karen), Kirk (Ruanne) and Paul. She is also survived by her two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, who are grateful to have spent time growing up and learning from their sweet, "kooky" grandma.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Ripley, and parents, Earl Yates Poore and Mabel Ransom Poore.

While Jayne loved many things including cooking, visiting the art museum and spending time with her sons, she was the most passionate about inspiring a love of reading within each and every one of her students.

If you were once a student of Ms. Ripley's, the family encourages you to send stories, anecdotes or memories of her classroom to the following address: 10380 Golden Bear Way, Noblesville Indiana 46060.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Bedford Public Library or Burris Elementary School in Mitchell, so that her legacy of spreading literacy can continue.

Donations could also be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Bloomington Hospice, or the Johnson Christian Village.

A private memorial service is planned.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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