September 4, 2013

Linda Fields – Bedford
Linda L. Fields age 67 of Bedford, passed away on Sunday September 1, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
She was born on September 25, 1945 in Sentinel, Oklahoma to Ernest L. & Pauline (Hicklin) Sanderson. She graduated high school in Wichita, Kansas and attended Michigan Christian College and Harding University; she was a bookkeeper with North Lawrence Community Schools (NLCS).
Linda married W. David Fields in Lawrence County on June 10, 1966 and he survives
Survivors include her husband: W. David Fields of Bedford; children Davena and husband Kevin Galloway of LaPorte, Amy and husband Alan Morris of Mitchell, Andrew Fields of Bedford, Matt Fields of Lewisville, North Carolina; grandchildren Tyler Morris, Zachary Galloway, Stephen Galloway, Evan Morris, Lindsey Galloway, Luke Morris, Katie Fields, and Garrett Fields; brothers; Stephen Sanderson of California, Paul Sanderson of Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents
Funeral Services will be on Friday September 6, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home
Friends may call on Thursday September 5, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home; burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Donald J. Faris – Bedford
Donald J. Faris, 86, of Bedford, died at 10:35 pm on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Sharon Rose Ludwig – Mitchell
Sharon Rose Ludwig, 77, passed away at 10 p.m. Monday, September 2, 2013, at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.
Born July 13, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Morris and Helen Evelyn (Anderson) Ira. She married Charles William Ludwig February 22, 1969, and he preceded her in death September 24, 1998.
She was a property manager for Persimmon Park Apartments and Howard Johnson Restaurant.
Survivors include her daughters, Jeri Sprinkle, Paoli, Jamie and husband Harold Trinkle, Mitchell; stepchildren, Gary Ludwig, Indianapolis, Darlene Gedraitis, Chicago, Illinois, Randy Ludwig, Indianapolis; siblings Carolyn “Susie” McCory, Brownstown, Mary Ann Mann, Freetown, Kathy Griffith, Columbus; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; stepson, Charles W. “Chuckie” Ludwig II; siblings, Billy Ira, Harold Ira, and Winnie Hill.
Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Louise Anderson
Louise Anderson, 85, of Bedford, died at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Stonebridge Health Campus, Bedford.
Born December 13, 1927, in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Leonard S. and Neva Bell (Pascoe) McArthur. She married Abraham Anderson , who died February 18, 2005.
She was a dedicated U.S. Navy employee working as a Supervisor at NWSC, Crane, IN, retiring in 1988; was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church and loved gardening and her flowers.
Surviving are two sons, James Wires and wife Waneta, Mitchell and Ed Wires and wife Jean, Bedford; one step-son, Dean Anderson, Bedford; one granddaughter, Jamie Fulen, Mitchell; two grandsons, Brandon Wires and wife Dianna Wires and Bradley Wires, both of Bedford; four great grandchildren, Jason and Jacob Mosier and Laura and Wyatt Wires; and one sister, Bess and husband Stewart Moore, Center Pointe, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Pearl McArthur and Ruth Cutler; and two brothers, Jim McArthur and Gordon McArthur.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville. Friends may call on Thursday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Denise Elaine Swango – Bedford
God took our angel, Denise Elaine Swango, to her new home on Monday morning in the presence of her mother, brother, and best friend. Heaven gained a bright star. The Swango family lost one of the world’s finest daughters, sisters, sisters- in-law and aunts. Her many acquaintances lost a Godly mentor and devoted friend!
Denise was loyal to her Savior and to everyone else who was lucky enough to know her. She was a baptized believer and a hard worker in her congregation.
Denise was born in Bedford, Indiana on the 5th of December 1965 to Olin Rex and Reva Swango. She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1984.
She was first employed as secretary at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, then as pre-school teacher at Kinder Kollege also in Bedford. For the last 16 years, she served at Insite/PAS Team Leader at Hoosier Uplands in Mitchell where she received both the Spotlight Award and the Bureau of Aging and In-Home Service Commitment of Excellence recognition.
Much of her spare time was spent as a FANatic about the Indiana Hoosiers football, basketball and baseball teams. She was a real Pittsburgh Steelers fan at heart, but her blood bled cream and crimson. Every other available minute was spent either in animal sitting for various vacationers or in baking of goodies for others’ special occasions. She and Tracy Zeeks were scheduled to cater their first 100-plate full meal on September 12th.
She is survived by her mother, Reva Gail Swango; her brother, Daren Swango, her sister-in-law, Melanie Swango; one nephew, Bode Swango; one niece, Ryley Swango; her very best friend, Tracy Zeeks; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Olin Rex Swango; her grandparents, Russell and Anna Swango and Kent and Ruth Sears; and multiple aunts and uncles.
As her family, we ARE human and will mourn her passing as long as we live. However, our God is in
Control!!! And that is a reason for celebration!!! PLEASE feel free to join our family and friends in
wearing Indiana Hoosier attire to her Hoosier Nation viewing from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, September 5. She would LOVE that.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Friday, September 6 in the Elmwood Chapel at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Aaron Levering and Mark Fish officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Union
Cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family prefers that donations in her memory be made to the Old
Union Cemetery Assoc., c/o Kenneth Brock, 33 Maddox Lane, Bedford, IN 47421.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Denise at