Wednesday December 28, 2011

The following obituaries were recieved for Wednesday –

William “Willy” R. Kast – Springville
William “Willy” R. Kast, 68, of Springville, passed away at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at his home.
Born April 24, 1943, in Wattertown, New York, he was the son of William Henry and Anna Mae (Dingman) Kast. He married JoAnna M. (Joachimi) in Aurora, Indiana on August 8, 1997 and she survives. William enlisted in the Marine Corp. in 1961 during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1967, after achieving the rank of Sergeant.
Survivors include his wife JoAnna, of Springville.
A memorial service and luncheon for William “Willy” Kast will be from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 30th in the Breakfast Room at Comfort Inn with Chaplain Wendy Vanderzee officiating.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of William at
Minnie V. Meece – Bedford
Minnie V. Meece, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, December 26, 2011 at her home.
Born Feb. 17, 1925, in Liberty, KY., she was the daughter of Antony and Edna (Hardwick) Jones. She married William Meece on May 4, 1966 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1995.
She worked at RCA in Bloomington for 23 years and retired in 1988. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Marcia Brotherton, of Bedford, Lois Enoch and her companion Mark Fish, of Bloomington, Katy Lewis, of Bedford; two sons, R.L. Jewell and his wife Kim, of Bedford, Wayne Jewell and his wife Maraleta, of Bedford; 16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren; two half sisters, Judy Quattro, of Georgia, Wilma Mayfield, of Amhurst, Ohio; one half brother, Ferrell Jones, of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sons, Irvin Jewell and Ronnie Jewell, one daughter, Jeri Morran; 8 sisters and 4 brothers.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Maraleta Jewell and Melissa Newland officiating. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery.
Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at