The following obituaries were received for Monday –
Roy F. Andis – Springville
Roy F. Andis, 87, of Springville, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012 at his home.
Born April 27, 1925 in Martin County, he was the son of Ophet and Rosie (McFarland) Andis. He married Mary Catherine Bunch on July 11, 1941 and she preceded him in death on November 14, 2001. He retired from the fire department at NSWC Crane and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. He was a member of the V.F.W members at large.
Survivors include three sons, Donald Andis and wife Carole, of Springville and Darrell Dean Andis, of Bedford and William F. Andis, of Heltonville; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; three sisters, Gladys Blake, of Springville, Martha Sue Howard, of Mitchell and Mary Lou Thompson and husband, Earl Wayne, of Oolitic; two brothers, John Andis and wife Phyllis, of Springville and Jesse Andis and wife Ruth Ann, of Paoli; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Joyce Rose Sowders; three brothers, Ray, Curtis and Earl; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 15th and from noon until the service on Tuesday, October 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Roy at www.daycarter.com.
Otis Paul “Odie” Ritter – Bedford
Otis Paul “Odie” Ritter, 85, of Bedford, passed away at 5:36 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born October 12, 1926 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Otto and Oma (Sowder) Ritter. He married Vernice Deckard on September 13, 1952 and she survives. He retired from Indiana University after 33 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII and a member of Doncia Memorial Church of God. He enjoyed collecting records and record players and spending time with his family and his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Vernice, of Bedford; three sons, Stephen Ritter and wife Pamela (Toliver), Philip Ritter and wife Sarah (Beavers), Timothy Ritter; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Ritter, Isaac Ritter and wife, Tatiana Marie, Kyle Ritter and fiancé, Melissa Wilkinson, Brandon Ritter and wife, Amanda, Bradie Ritter and husband David Hall; seven great grandchildren, Hunter Trueblood, twins Hayden and Sydney Hall, Gabriella hall, Brogan Cochran, Evan Wyatt Spoonmore, Gwenivere Else Ritter; two brothers, Ellis “Red” Ritter and wife Bernice (Sharr), Ermil “Joe” Ritter and wife Peggy (Bartlett); two sisters Lucille “Lucy” Hedrick and Elizabeth “Ada” Deckard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ervin “Bud” Ritter an wife Martha (LuAllen), Elbert “Honey” Ritter and wife Ona Mae (McPike); two sisters, Evelyn Ritter Cratcraft and husband Herman and Mary Louise (in infancy); two brother-in-laws, Vestal “Andy” Deckard and Roger Hedrick.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 15th at the Donica Memorial Church of God with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post 33 American Legion. Visitation was Sunday, October 14th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, October 15th at the Donica Memorial Church of God.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Odie at www.daycarter.com
Linda Ann Moore – Bedford
Linda Ann Moore, 73, of Bedford, passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born September 11, 1939 in Bedford to Dillard O. and Mary Speer Little. She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1957 and Indiana Central Business College in Indianapolis in 1958. Linda and Roger nelson Moore were married in Bedford on June 19, 1960 and have one son Stephen Roger and wife Gina Moore of, Valencia, California.
Linda was employed for many years as a legal secretary for law firms in Los Angeles, California. She later worked at Pretty Women in Bedford. She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, Ladies of Round Table, Panhellenic, St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Foundation and Kappa Kappa Kappa. She was a talented musician and taught piano for many years.
She is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law, an uncle, Duard “Sam” Speer and cousins Steve, Mark and wife Kim and Judy Speer and Michael and wife Nancy Jackman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and the funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17th at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Mark Fugate officiating.
Pallbearers will be Bug Sargent, Don Deckart, David Bartlett, Luzern Guthrie, Charles Fiddler and Terry McIntyre.
Memorial contributions in Linda’s memory may be considered to Hillcrest Christian Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com
Henry W. Dye -Shoals
Henry W. Dye, 92, of Shoals, passed away at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation.
Born October 1, 1920 in Martin County, he was the son of Rama and Mary (Burch) Dye. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A WWII Army Veteran, with the rank of Corporal. He served in Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland and central Europe. He received an EAME Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal World War II.
He worked at Maxion Construction Company for 4 years and then NWSC Crane where he retired after 40 years, 11 months working in the Public Works Department Transportation Division. He was a member of the AFGE Local 1415 and lifetime member of Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons. He was a member of Shoals United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Patsy (Hitchcock) Dye; his four children, Susan Dye, of Evansville, Scott Dye, of Shoals, David and wife LuAnn Dye, of Shoals and Karen Dye, of Shoals; one brother, Rama Dye Jr., of Loogootee; three sisters, Dorothy Henry, of Mt. Pleasant, SC., Mary Hamilton, of Asheville, NC. and Hazel Crane, of Sullivan.
Preceding him in death are his parents, four brothers, Earl, Moses, Isaac, Bryon and four sisters Alta, Olive, Almeda and Melba Jean.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 17th at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with Pastor Delbert Stoll officiating. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 61. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home and from 8:30 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday.
White River Masonic Lodge F&AM will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th.