September 20, 2018

Phyllis Maxine Owen – Oolitic
September 30, 1928 – September 20, 2018
P. Maxine Owen, 89, of Oolitic, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Stonebridge Health Campus.
Born September 30, 1928, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Roy and Della Mae (Bunch) Cummings. She married John Ellis Owen on August 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death on October 23, 2002. She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary 40&8 She enjoyed reading and traveling with the Happy Travelers.
Survivors include a son, Steven Owen, and wife, Mary Beth, of Ft. Myers, FL; two daughters, Nancy Bruce and husband, John, of Bedford, Christina Wilson, of Terre Haute; four granddaughters, Stacey Kokes and husband, Todd, of Naperville, IL, Shelley Owen, of St. Petersburg, FL, Jenny Church and husband, Chris, and Jamie Wilson, all of Terre Haute; two grandsons, Michael Bruce, of Bedford, and Kevin Bruce and wife, Kelley, of Bloomington; two great-grandsons, Zack and Kyle Kokes, of Naperville, IL; a great-granddaughter, Suzanna Bruce, of Bloomington, IN; a sister, Norma Stewart, of McCordsville; two brothers, John Cummings, and wife, Lana, of Bloomington, and Alan Cummings and wife, Connie, of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Fred Cummings, and two sisters, Mary Jo Manion and Sally Chandler.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, September 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Englewood Baptist Church.
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John William Gaiser – Mitchell
October 11, 1932 – September 17, 2018
John William Gaiser, 85, of Mitchell, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018, at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.
Born October 11, 1932, in Tipton, he was the son of Otto and Geneva (Illeges) Gaiser. He married Sally S. Eckstein December 26, 1954.
John was an electrical engineer and retired from Motorola and also Swiss Colonies. He enjoyed camping and traveling and was a member of NOMADS. John was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.
John was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korea-Alaska era.
Survivors include his wife, Sally S. Gaiser of Mitchell; sons, Dennis Richard (Georgia) Gaiser of Noblesville; Matthew Clinton Gaiser of Mitchell; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Lillian) Gaiser of Tipton
His parents and son, Jeffrey William Gaiser, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts can be made in memory of John to the International Disaster Emergency Service
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