Martha Elizabeth “Liz” Bever – Denton, Texas
Martha Elizabeth “Liz” Bever, 80, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Mitchell, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Denton, Texas, surrounded by her loving family.
Born October 11, 1934, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Kern and Anna (Grabner) Ellis. She married her husband of 54 years and four months, Essell Lloyd Bever January 13, 1961, in Mitchell where she was also raised. Liz enjoyed reading, quilting, flower gardening, bowling, traveling across the country and the world, and watching her favorite sports teams. She was an avid Notre Dame fan. Liz also enjoyed Western movies, especially John Wayne films. She was a valued volunteer at the Denton Friends of the Family Thrift Shop for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Essell Lloyd Bever, Denton, Texas; children, Dawne (Bill) Bonds, Denton, Texas, Richard Bever, West Hollywood, California, Ann (Patrick) Bever, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Kristina Tucker and Tony Bonds; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Liam, Keenan, Sophia, and Kira Kahney, Starling Bonds; siblings, John Ellis, Mitchell, Joan (Gene) Atchinson, Mitchell, Marilyn Wright, Orinda, California; sister-in-law, Judy Bell; nephews, Michael Ellis, Robert Ellis, Alan Wright, Larry Westberg; nieces, Katherine Avery, Joy Anderson, Janie Hert, Jamie Chastain, Laura and Lynn Westberg. She is also survived by many dear friends in Colorado.
Her parents; brothers, Richard and James Ellis; brothers-in-law, Jack Hert and Gordon Wright; sister-in-law, Jan Ellis; nephew, William Wright, and grandchild Kelly Bonds preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Graveside service will be at 12 p.m. at Ames Chapel in Paoli. Friends and family visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In honor of her love for animals, memorial contributions can be made to the Denton Animal Support Foundation (DASF, P.O. Box 486, Denton, TX 76202).
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
John Carroll Haury
John Carroll Haury, 66, of Bedford and Bloomington, died in Bloomington on Saturday shortly after playing tennis with friends. He received prompt medical attention but was unable to be revived.
Haury was an attorney in Bedford for 40 years. He practiced law in eight firms bearing his name, most recently (since 2009), at Haury Law Office.
John graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1966. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 1970, and his J. D. (cum laude) from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1975.
John began his legal career in Bedford in 1975 as Lawrence County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and as attorney at Robbins and Haury. He served as chief deputy until 1978.
He was appointed Chief Public Defender of Lawrence County on March 23, 2015.
John received bar admissions from the State of Indiana, and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, both in 1975. He held certification as Indiana Civil and Family Law Mediator from 2003 to the present.
Haury was Past President and Secretary of the Lawrence County Bar Association, and member of the Indiana State Bar Association.
For more than 25 years, John was a Lawrence County Public Defender and an attorney for the Lawrence County Department of Child Services. He served on the board of directors of Legal Services Organization of Indiana, Bloomington Hospital Foundation, and Center for Behavioral Health.
John was former president of Bedford Rotary Club, and member of the board of directors of Leukemia Society of Indiana, and member of Lawrence County Sheriff’s Merit Board.
As attorney, public servant, and advisor of family and friends, John Haury was both advocate and adversary. He listened to positions he did not hold as carefully and critically as he argued for positions he did hold. Whether as advocate or adversary, he sought truth and justice.
John is survived by his wife Lee Ann; and children Amanda Haury of Baltimore, Md., Jonas Haury (Aubrey) of Indianapolis, and Sam Haury (Emily) of Boulder, Colo. Jan Atkins was his longtime friend and office manager.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37 with Ret. Rev. David Owen officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.