August 9, 2017

Helen Louise Hoopingarner – Bedford
March 15, 1942 – August 8, 2017
Helen Louise (Jones) Hoopingarner, 75, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her residence.
Born March 15, 1942, in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Raymond and Lois Jean (Pemberton) Jones. She married Charles Hoopingarner; and he survives. Helen was a graduate of Oolitic High School. She was a retired caregiver. She attended Dive Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Hoopingarner; sons, Tim (Maggie) Hoopingarner, and Gary (Debbie) Hoopingarner; daughter, Rhonda (Jim) Kern; twelve grandchildren; brother, Roy Dale Jones; sister, Janie Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Katherine Jean; and brother, David Jones.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Jody East officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.
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Nina F. Kelly – Huntingburg
October 5, 1923 – August 8, 2017
Nina F. Kelly, 93, of Huntingburg, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:20 am on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at her residence.
Born October 5, 1923, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Henry and Alta (Dobson) Garsnett. She married Robert O. Kelly on May 18, 1942 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1992. She retired from Westinghouse after twenty-two years. She had also worked at Central Foundry and RCA. She was a long-time member of the Guthrie Christian Church, Ladies Aide of Guthrie, Huntingburg Central Christian Church, U.A.W. Local #440 and the I.B.E.W of Bloomington.
Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Kelly Gilbert and husband, Phil, of Huntingburg, Debra Kelly Combs and husband, Michael, of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Trisha Hillenburg and husband, Dennis, of Bedford, Katie Combs, of Elkhart, IN, Chad Allen and wife, Rachel, of Mukilteo, WA, Tad Allen and wife, Debbie, Kelly Allen and wife, Michelle, all of Huntingburg, Trent Owens and wife, Nancy, of Holland, IN, Stephanie Gerstad and husband, Michael, of Newburg, IN, Leigh Gilbert and fiancé, Paul, of Huntingburg, IN; twenty-one great grandchildren; a brother, Morris Garsnett and wife, Fidella, of Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Connie Kelly Owens Richard; a sister, Marilyn DeWitt; three brothers, Kenneth Norman, Alvin Garsnett and Frank Norman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor George Sites officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, August 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
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