Betty L. Hackler – Bedford
Betty L. Hackler, 79, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 1 pm on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at her residence with her children by her side.
Born July 26, 1935, in Orleans, she was the daughter of Howard and Ruth (Lynton) Bell. Betty attended Orleans High School and worked at the Forge Plant in Mitchell, as a CNA for the Westview Nursing Home in Bedford and in food service at the Bedford Medical Center. Betty was a devoted Christian and member of New Foundation Church of Bedford, where she had served in the food and clothing pantry helping those in need.
Betty had compassion to help those in need and enjoyed building encouraging relationships with all she met. Although Betty had been severely disabled by crippling rheumatoid arthritis, it did not prevent her from reaching out to others with the same hope and encouragement she had received from her relationship with Christ.
She will be lovingly remembered by her family whom she cherished.
Survivors include her children, Donna Howell of Lanesville, IN, Dana Jones and Deanna Young both of Bedford; step-children, Mary Jo Brooking, John Hackler and Jana Hackler; five grandchildren, David Young, Joshua Young, Caitlin Jones, Ethan Jones and Hannah Jones; three step-grandchildren, Chris Brooking, Mallory Hackler and Brooke Hackler; two great grandchildren, Emmah Young and Damion Hamilton; two brothers, Kenneth Bell and Larry Bell both of Mitchell; a sister, Emma Bell of Orleans.
Betty will be reunited with her loving husband, John Hackler and other family members in Heaven; a brother, Howard Wayne Bell and five sisters, Hazel Smith, Wanda Foster, Sylvia Watterson, Linda Bell and Elizabeth Bell; a step-son, Mike Hackler.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Monday, October 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden and Dana Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, October 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Betty at www.daycarter.com .
Christopher “Chris” P. Knight – Orleans
Christopher “Chris” P. Knight, 41, of Orleans, passed at the University of Louisville Hospital on October 15, 2014 at 11:37 p.m.
He was born on November 16, 1972, the son of David Knight and Pam (Cornwell)
Bryant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. The last several years served as a caregiver for his grandparents and assisted on the farm. He was a member of the American Legion Warren Brock Post 69 and of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of Orleans High School class of 1990. He was also an eagle in the Boy Scouts
He is survived by his father, David (Carolyn) Knight of Orleans; one step son, Nathan of Bloomington; paternal grandparents, Elmo and Sara Knight of Orleans; three sisters, Heather Stone of Alabama, Amber (Russell) Mink of Noblesville, IN and Tara Bryant of FL; three brothers, Jeremy Carpenter of Denver, CO, Dustin Carpenter of Wyoming, MI and Jason Bryant of FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his mother and maternal grandparents, Paul and Betty Cornwell and great grandfather, Ed Ballard.
The Celebration of Life service will be on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with the Reverend Robert Martindale officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at Fairview Cemetery.
Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on 4 p.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net
Kathleen Jeffries – Bedford
Kathleen Jeffries, 85, of Bedford, died at 6:10 am on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Stonebridge Health Campus.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary
Betty Hackler – Bedford
Betty Hackler, of Bedford, died at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 16th at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Arnold Williamson – Bedford
Arnold Williamson, of Bedford, passed away at 6:39 am on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at his residence.
Born July 22, 1927 in Bloomington, he was the son of Arnold E. and Frances (Henderson) Williamson. He married Lois Hendrix and she preceded him in death on May 27, 2012. Arnold was a graduate of Bloomington High School and retired as a die maker at General Motors after forty-two years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a sixty-
two year member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge and a fifty-two year member of York Rite.
During retirement, Arnold enjoyed fishing, Indiana University basketball, woodworking and maintaining his backyard swimming pool. In addition, Arnold and his wife, Lois hosted an annual pig roast for family and friends at their residence for twenty-five years.
Survivors include a daughter, Connie Ray (Bill) of Carmel, IN; sons, Mike Williamson of Poway, CA, Mark Williamson (Peggy) of Bedford; son-in-law, Dan Cook of AZ; grandchildren, Michael Conley of MN, Melissa Chouinard (Jason) of AZ, Jennifer Emmerson (Rob), Brian Ray (Misti), Nathanael Williamson, Brad Ray (Laura) all of Indiana; Max and Jesse Williamson of CA; eleven great grandchildren, Preston Conley, Tabatha, Arabella and Sophia Chouinard, Lauren and Audra Emmerson, Jace Tomlinson, Brianna and Porter Ray, Myles and Madelyn Ray.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; daughter, Debby Cook; a grandson, Jeremiah Williamson; brothers, Paul and Ed Williamson; sisters, Frances Ratts, Estelle Knoy, Elizabeth Ratts and Helen Ridge.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Saturday, October 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Hafenbreidel officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, October 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 pm.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Premier Hospice, 319 Ewing Street, Seymour, IN 47274 attn: Melissa.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Arnold at www.daycarter.com.