Wilma Jean Gerkin – Bedford
May 21, 1973 – July 25, 2015
Wilma Jean Gerkin, 42, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born May 21, 1973, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Bernard Dean Gerkin and Wilma Joyce (Diamond) Gerkin.
Wilma attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a member of Eagles, Aerie #654, Bedford.
She is survived by her mother, Wilma Gerkin, Bedford; her long-time companion, Bruce Pace, Bedford; children, Brittany Carter and Brady Carter; one granddaughter, McKayla; brothers, Dean Gerkin, David Sexton, Randy Gerkin, Billy Gerkin and Jimmy Gerkin; sisters, Jackie Reynolds, Brenda Sutton, Annette Berry, Theresa Caswell, Tammy Wease, and Debbie Sexton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Dean Gerkin; two brothers, Roger Sexton and Mike Gerkin; one sister, Henrietta Pruett; grandparents Lawrence and Thelma Gerkin, Henley and Rachel Diamond; and one niece, Sarah Pruett.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Mike Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, from Noon till 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Mark W. Chase – Bedford
Mark W. Chase, 67, of Bedford, died at 12:05 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Brad Thompson – Mitchell
May 5, 1956 – July 27, 2015
Brad Thompson, 59, of Mitchell, died at 7:05 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at his residence.
Born May 5, 1956, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Lee A and Velma R. (Williams) Thompson. He married Ronda Brown on July 25, 1975 and she survives. He was a mold designer/engineer for D & M Tool. He graduated with honors from Vincennes University in 1978 with degrees in drafting and machine trades. He loved spending time with his grandkids. He designed car decals and enjoyed motorcycle riding.
Survivors include his wife, Ronda, of Mitchell; his parents, Lee A and Velma; a son, Brandon D. Thompson and wife, Vicky, of Whitestown, IN; a daughter, Leslie L. Pemberton and husband, Chris, of Franklin, IN; seven grandchildren, Braden, Lukas, Ty and Dani Thompson, Aiden, Myah and Adalynn Pemberton; a brother, Brian Thompson and wife, Kathy, of Bedford; a brother-in-law, Robert Brown and wife, Theresa, of Orleans; a sister-in-law, Renita Brown, of Bedford; four nieces, three nephews, one aunt, two uncles and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Robert L. and Mary Ruth (Holaday) Brown and a grandson, Adam Pemberton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30th and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, July 31st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.