April 21, 2017

Linda Lou Patton – Washington
December 9, 1947 – April 20, 2017
Linda Lou Patton, 69, of Washington, IN, died at 11:58 am on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Methodist Hospital.
Born December 9, 1947 in Avoca, IN, she was the daughter of Enoch O. and Gertie (New) Patton.
Survivors include seven brothers, Donald Patton and wife, Patty of Solsberry, Samuel Patton and wife, Eloise of Ellettsville, Clifford Patton and wife, Sue of Heltonville, George Patton of Springville, James Patton of Springville, Ronald Patton and wife, Lora of Florida and Keith Patton of Bloomington, several nieces and nephews.
She preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Kenneth Patton and two sisters, Mildred Stalker and Virginia Owen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the mortuary.
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Maxine Batchor – Mitchell
July 10, 1927 – April 21, 2017
Maxine Batchelor, 89, after a faithful lifetime walk with God, went home Friday, April 21, 2017, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.
Born July 20, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joseph L. and Elsie Mae (Butler) Johnson. She married Carey Dawson Terrell June 5, 1943, and he preceded her in death September 24, 1947. Her second marriage was to Chester Batchelor November 5, 1949, and he preceded her in death September 18, 2015. Maxine retired from the Times Mail. She loved writing human interest articles, traveling, and reading. She was an avid camper and Spring Mill was her second home. Maxine was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.
Survivors include her children, Patricia (Leon) Bennett of Mitchell, Nelson (Charla) Terrell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Lynnette Lacny, Kathy Murphy, Kristie Decker, Heather Niehoff and Holly Davidson; 15 great grandchildren; sister, Victoria Chitwood of Mitchell
Her parents; husbands; great granddaughter, Abigail Decker; and sisters, Mary Alford, Lavon McCart, and Shirley Warren, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Valentine and Brother Darrin Chastain officiating.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Eric Murphy, Matthew Murphy, Christopher Lacny, Daron Davidson, Kevin, Murphy, and Jack Tyree.
Memorial Gifts: Tulip Street Christian Church
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Mrs. Suzanne Short (Robert W.) – Bedford
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April 6, 1927 – April 21, 2017
Mrs. Suzanne Short (Robert W.) passed away at her home on Thursday, April 20, 2017, of natural causes. She was surrounded by her family. “Suzie”, as most people knew her, was born in Bedford, Indiana, on April 06, 1927, to Harvey Warren and Lelia Roth Lanz. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1944, and from DePauw University, Cum Laude, in 1948. Suzanne married Robert W. Short on July 24, 1949, at her family church, St. John’s Episcopal in Bedford. She had begun as a high school teacher at North Vernon High School upon her college graduation. She then taught at Martinsville High School while Robert finished law school, but after the Shorts started their family, she relinquished her teaching career. Later, after the Shorts’ three children were in their upper school years, she continued her teaching career as a substitute teacher in the Bedford School systems.
Suzanne was very active in the Bedford Community. She was the first woman appointed to the Lawrence County Welfare Board by then Mayor C.J. Hauck. She was also the first woman to serve on the local governing council of St. John’s Episcopal church. Later in her life and until her death, Suzanne became a member of and supported the First Presbyterian Church.
She was a life-long member of Tri Kappa where she served as an officer including President. She was also a 50-year member and officer of Ladies of the Round Table and its’ Auxiliary. Suzanne was one of the charter members of Lawrence County’s Pink Lady Auxiliary, and served as an acting volunteer from its inception until 2006. Throughout her time as a Pink Lady, Suzie knitted and donated hundreds of baby sweaters to Dunn Memorial Hospital. She served as a Girl Scout Leader while her daughters were part of the local scouting organization, and was an active room mother for all her children during their primary school years.
Suzanne is survived by her children, Carl (Catherine) Short of Sarasota, FL; Julia Short of Bedford and Laura Short of West Palm Beach, FL; her grandson, Bradley (Melissa) Short, and great grandchildren, Kayla, Thomas, and Jake of Poughquag, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Lelia Lanz; brothers Stewart and Harvey Jr.; her husband, Robert W., and her grandson Ryan Wesley Short.
Friends may visit the family at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017. A private family burial is to be held at the family’s cemetery in Springville, IN.
The family requests that you please consider contributing to either The First Presbyterian Church or the Lawrence County Boys & Girls Club in memory of Mrs. Robert Short.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
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Carrie Lynn “Coby” Payne – Bedford
Carrie Lynn “Coby” Payne, 65, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at her home.
She was born on September 15, 1951 in Daviess County to Thomas and Marjie (Heichelbech) Arvin. She married William “Bill” Payne and he preceded her in death. She retired from IU Health Bedford as a OB Tech after 43 years of service, was a 1969 graduate at Shoals High School and was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Shoals.
She is survived by a daughter, Caribeth Payne, of Bedford; brother, Loren (Pam) Baker of Williams, one sister, Elizabeth “Piddle” Sanders, of Loogootee; three grandchildren, Liberty Payne, of Madison, Livingston and Hayleigh Livingston, of Bedford. several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandparents Edward and Emma Heichelbech and Thomas and Carrie Arvin and step-father Loren Baker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Visitiation will be held on Sunday from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals is in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia Mae (Fountain) Batman – Bedford
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February 9, 1928 – April 19, 2017
Virginia Mae (Fountain) Batman, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Garden Villa.
Born February 9, 1928, in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary E. (Blackburn) Fountain. She married Charles E. Batman on November 19, 1951; he preceded her in death on September 15, 1995. She graduated from Shawswick High School with the Class of 1946. Virginia was a member of Leatherwood Christian Church. She was a member of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau. She worked as a CPA’s assistant and also as a Children’s Aid at North Lawrence Community Schools. Virginia was a homemaker.
Surviving are one son, Chester Batman, of Bedford; two daughters, Cathy Clouse and Jane Pace, both of Bedford; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; one son, Carl Batman; one daughter, Eva Batman; son-in-law, David Clouse; three sisters, Lois Pentzer, Mary Plake, and Hazel Brown; and two brothers, Kenneth and Louis Fountain.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor John Wisley officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Patricia Moss – Bedford
July 3, 1943 – April 16, 2017
Patricia Moss, 73, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at her residence.
Born July 3, 1943, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Carl and Grace (Burns) Haley. She married James Moss; and he preceded her in death in November, 2005. She graduated from Paoli High School. She was a homemaker. Patricia was of the Christian Faith.
Surviving are one daughter, Sheila; one step-daughter, Mary (Ken) Berkshire; one step-son, Paul Moss; two grandsons, Matthew (Mary) Tafflinger and Michael Shane Tafflinger; two step-grandsons, Martin (Amy) Berkshire and James Berkshire; and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral chapel.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.