The following obituaries were received for Friday –
Deanna Lynn Buck – Indianapolis
Deanna Lynn Buck 62, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday at 10:238 a.m. at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis South in Greenwood.
Deanna was born August 17, 1950 in Shelbyville, to William and Betty Connors, who preceded her in death. She graduated Southport High School in 1968 and attended San Jose Barber College in San Jose, Calif. Upon returning to Indiana, Deanna worked more than 20 years as a professional barber and owned barber businesses in Bedford. She was passionate about lifting others up in times of need and empowering the community and volunteered her time and barber services to the local jail for many years. Deanna also volunteered counseling services to local women and their families.
Deanna loved her family and friends, reaching out to them and supporting them on a daily basis. An animal lover, she treated her dogs like family members and was passionate about their well-being. Deanna was a talented artist and painter and was enthusiastic about history and lifelong learning. She loved spending time with family and friends at Kenray Lake. Deanna’s friendships and connections with others were extremely important to her and she shared incredible levels of love and respect with all who knew her. She always carried with her a smile and laughter that will never be forgotten.
Survivors include her husband, David Buck, of Indianapolis; her daughter, Lillie Bleu Buck, of Champaign, IL; her son David Buck, San Diego, CA; a sister, Bobbi and her husband Kevin Buck, of Indianapolis; a brother, Billy Connors and wife Linda, of Bedford; and 14 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Becky Probasco.
A celebration of Deanna’s life will be held at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, on Monday, October 8, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, Deanna’s family asks that donations be made in Deanna’s memory to The Humane Society, The HSUS, Dept. MEMIT9, 2100 L St.NW, Washington D.C. 20037, or to a local animal shelter.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com
Helen Margaret Siedl – Bedford
Helen Margaret Siedl, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, at IU Health Hospice House.
Born October 6, 1935 in Bedford, she was the daughter of homer and Bessie ( Stigall) Pace. She married Roger Siedle on May 2, 1953 and he survives. She retired as a receptionist for Associate Finance in Bloomington.
Survivors include her husband, Roger, of Bedford; a son, Toney Siedl and wife, Sheryl, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Tabor Siedl and wife Barb, Tristen Siedl and wife Kathleen, Tara McKinney and husband, B.J., Pace and Kaitlin Siedl; a sister, Frona Taylor and husband Herman, of Bedford; a brother, Jesse D. Pace and wife, Naomi, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; five great grandchildren, Maureen, Duke, Savannah, Ashlyn and Riley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles and Leo (Shorty) Pace.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 5th and from noon until the hour of service on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Margaret at www.daycarter.com.
Robert L. Blythe – Bedford
Robert L. Blythe, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 2:25 a.m. on Thursday, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born April 15, 1921 in Bedford, he was the son of William Henry and Celestie S. (Presnell) Blythe. He married Mary Maxine Terrell on October 14, 1942 and she survives. He retired as a machine operator at General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine, of Bedford; a son, Dennis Lee Blythe and wife, Susan, of Oolitic; a daughter, Patricia Ann Clark and husband Richard, of Columbus; four grandchildren, Gary Clark and wife Michele, Matthew Clark and wife, Laura, Michelle Spear and husband, Gary, Kortni Canada and husband Matthew; 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Mary A. Davidson, Opal Carman and Belle Tomlinson; two brothers, George and Ervin Blyth; three half-sisters, Inez Blythe, Della Ferguson, Ellen Dietz and a granddaughter, Sondra K. Clark.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Gary Spear and Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 7th at 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.
James Edward “ED” Sherfick- Shoals
James Edward “Ed” Sherfick, 82, of Shoals, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.
He was born February 3, 1930 in New Albany to Thomas D. and Elizabeth Jane “Bettie” (Hutton) Sherfick. He married Mary Mae Wade on February 19, 1953 at the Shoals Church of Christ and she survives.
Ed was a lifetime electrician and began his career by wiring houses while in the 8th grade. From a very young age he also worked for the family businesses Sherfick Furniture Factory and Sherfick Music Service. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1951. Upon completion of his service to his country in 1955, he worked for United States Gypsum and National Gypsum plants as an electrician. He then went to work for NAD Crane where he retired as foreman over the electrical division. Upon his retirement, he and wife Mary Mae traveled extensively in his beloved RV and did electrical work for many campgrounds along the way. He was a member of the American Legion Post 61, a former member of the Shoals Lions Club and faithful member of the Shoals Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife Mary Mae, of Shoals; daughters, Cynthia McAttee, of Loogootee, Sylvia and husband Nick Albaugh, of Shoals; granddaughters, Sarah McAtte, of Orlando, FL., 1st Lt. Carrie McAtte, of Charleston, SC., Amy Albaugh, of Shoals and Erin Albaugh, of Terre Haute.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Lucille Peay and two brothers, Thomas Sherfick and Charles William Sherfick.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 61.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.