March 10, 2015

Phyllis M. Allen – Bedford
Phyllis M. Allen, 90, of Bedford, died at 3:05 AM on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at IU Health Bedford.
Born November 15, 1924 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Alva and Katie (Smith) Smith. She married Lee Allen on November 1, 1947; he preceded her in death on August 30, 1994. She was a homemaker and worked the Christian Church Camp during the summers at the Indiana University Union in Bloomington. Phyllis worked in the North Lawrence School Corporation as the school lunch manager for 23 years, where she retired in 1989. She worked at the Hoosier National Forest for 6 years. Phyllis was a lifetime member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was a very active member. She was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Women and the Bedford Boys Club Auxiliary.
Surviving are one son Jack L. Allen, of Bedford; one daughter, Barbara Lee, of Bedford; grandson, Gregg (Aleta) Taylor, of Fayetteville; granddaughter, Lora (Armel) Patton, of Orleans; three great- grandsons, Dustin, Devin, and Dillon Chumley; two great-granddaughters, Emily and Kaci Taylor; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee; four brothers, Richard Smith, John Smith, and two in infancy; and three sisters, Helen Bennett, Donna Short, and one in infancy.
Funeral service will be on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1 p.m.. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Floyd E. Sharp – Malvem Arkansas
Floyd E. Sharp, 86, of Malvern, Arkansas, died a 7 am on Monday, March 9th in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Rosalyn J. Hert – Bedford
Rosalyn J. Hert, 82, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the home of her son in Bloomington.
She was born April 15, 1932 in Bedford to Onis and Violet (Thomas) Hampton. Independent and self-reliant, in 1954 Rose married John Hert and they shared a loving life together for over 60 years. In addition to her husband, she will be missed by her sons Michael (Elizabeth) Hert of Bloomington and Thomas Hert of Bradenton, Florida, her daughter Jennifer (Paul) Spoelhof of Fort Wayne, brother Joseph Hampton of Mitchell, grandchildren Amy Hert, D. Brady Egan, J. Nicholas Egan, Abby Fulk, Ali Rose Hert, Amberlyn Griffen, Garrett Spoelhof, and Henri Spoelhof, four great- grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Joyce, and brothers Onis Frank, Kenneth, and Grant. Although she was a partner in a beauty shop in Bloomington and VIP Fashions in Bedford for a time, Rose’s foremost contributions were always focused on her family.
She exercised her artistic talent through quilting, much to the delight (and warmth) of her children and grandchildren. Leading by example, Rose inspired the young women of the family to develop strength of character, to have their own opinions and express them forthrightly, and to remain kind and compassionate in their roles as engaged citizens, loving partners, and nurturing mothers. She enjoyed traveling and keeping up with old friends, and served the community as a member of the Power Squadron, the Springville PTO, and as a Girl Scout leader.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1pm on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Day & Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Avenue, Bedford, with visitation prior from 11am to 1pm. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice, Camp Whacha Wanna Do, or the American Diabetes Association.
Phyllis Jo White – Heltonville
Phyllis Jo White, 74, of Heltonville, died at 3:38 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Johnson Christian Village, Bedford.
Born April 21, 1940, in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of Charles Myers and Ruby (Mitchell) Myers. She married Kenneth R. White on May 26, 1978; and he survives.
She was employed at RCA, Bloomington, for 17 years and then worked at G.E. Bloomington, another 10 years, retiring in 1997; she was a member of Heltonville Baptist Church and had attended Englewood Baptist Church in recent years; she was a member of Heltonville Senior Citizens and was very active in the development and success of the Lawrence County Museum of History, having helped to prepare the first displays and doing extensive genealogical work.
Surviving are her husband, Kenneth White, Heltonville; one son, Andy (Katrena) Cunningham, Bedford; two daughters, Judy (Richard) Palmer, Tucson, AZ and Jamie (Patrick) East, Bloomington; nine grandchildren, Cansas Floerke, Brad, Robert and Tom Cunningham, Chelsea, Christian and Chase Root, and Calder and Mia East; three great grandchildren, Alivia and Mark Mason and Alexandria Root; one sister, Vicky (Don) Toborg, Fayetteville; and one brother, Donnie (Donna) Myers, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jack Myers; one sister, Sue Cassidy; and one son-in-law, George Root.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville. Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be considered to the Lawrence County Museum and Genealogical Society.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.