November 8, 2013

Kevin Mark Hatfield – Bedford
Kevin Mark Hatfield, 51, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday October 31, 2013 at 10:20 p.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
He was born on July 23, 1962 in Lawrence County, to Lawrence E. & Marjorie J. (Lee) Hatfield. He attended Bedford Schools and did general labor and was self-employed. He was the best person you would ever want to meet in your life.
He is survived by two sons; Kevin Edwards, of Bedford and Steven Michaels, of Bedford; one brother; Eddie Hatfield of Mitchell and one sister; Robin Bridges, of Bedford.
Cremation was chosen, a celebration of Mark’s life will be at a later date.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Fred DePierre – Safety Harbor, FL.
Fred DePierre, 95, passed away on November 5, 2013, in Safety Harbor, Florida.
Fred was born in Bedford, Indiana, on June 28, 1918, the son of Charles and Helen (Zoph) DePierre, originally of Chicago. He was a graduate of Bedford High School in 1936, and a veteran of World War II.
He married the late Kathyrn Graber on December 2, 1942, and they were a devoted, loving couple for 70 years until her death on May 31, 2013. Within weeks of their marriage, he was deployed with the US Army to the Philippines and remained there for the duration of World War II. After his return from the war in 1945, they settled in Bedford, Indiana, and Fred went to work for the Crane Naval Depot, in Indiana, and worked as the Inventory Control Manager until his retirement in 1973.
He and Katie almost immediately thereafter made a new life in Florida, ending up in Safety Harbor. Fred was an avid golfer, and together he and Katie enjoyed bowling, socializing with friends and family, and traveling. They were founding members of the North Bay Community Church in Safety Harbor and remained so to the end of their lives.
Fred loved his wife, his home, his family, and equally his shiny, new cars. Nothing made him happier than a new Nash/Rambler. He had a twinkle in his eye, and a voice that could inspire nations. He was a man of few words but great with an ascerbic comment.
Fred is survived by his sister-in-law Patty Spera (Dominic) and his brother-in-law Paul Graber (Jeannie), and numerous nieces and nephews who admired and loved him. Although he and Katie had no children, he stated many times that for Katie and him all of the nieces and nephews were their children. In that regard, he was fortunate to have the love, support, and companionship of his niece Carole Ann these last months since Katie’s death.
Fred, the last surviving member of his family, was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Helen DePierre, his sisters Mildred Stade, Marie Cazee, and Elfrieda Bochenek, and his brothers John, Howard, Charles, and Richard DePierre.
The funeral will be at the Cresthaven Funeral Home at 11am, on Monday, November 11, 2013, Veteran’s Day, a fitting date for a man who gave so much to his country. Located at 3522 Dixie Highway in Bedford. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. For directions, please call 812-275-6886.
Donald E. Fristoe – Bedford
Donald E. Fristoe, 58, of Bedford, died at 1:57 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.
Born July 9, 1955 in Kokomo, IN, he was the son of John E. and Nona Fristoe. He married Joyce (Hedrick) Fristoe and she survives. Memorial services will be scheduled on a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
Sandra J. Hogan – Gosport
Sandra J. Hogan, 58,of Gosport, passed away on Monday November 5, 2013 at 10:33 p.m. at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
She was born on September 23, 1955 in Indianapolis to Kenneth & Nancy (House) Daniels. Sandra married Eddie Hogan and he preceded her in death. She was a CNA at the Gosport Nursing Home for 20 years.
Survivors include four sisters; Shirley Smith, of Bedford, Kim Daniels, of Kentucky, Barbara Pitcock, of Kentucky and Faye Pitcock,of Kentucky; two brothers, Jimmy Blaylock, of Indianapolis and Kent Crowley, of Kentucky, she is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews
Sandra was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
No services, cremation was chosen.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.