obituaries


Obituaries





Kenneth C. Williams, Jr
., age 91, of Williams, Indiana, died at 3:11 a.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at IU Health Bedford. He was born January 28, 1925, in Martin County, Indiana, to the late Kenneth Clyde Williams, Sr., and Agnes (Vandermay) Williams. He married Joanna (Hawkins) Williams on April 5, 1948, and she survives. He was a retired farmer and U.S. Mail Carrier. Kenneth was a graduate of Huron High School and had attended Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Kenneth was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church, White River Lodge No. 332, F. & A.M.; Scottish Rite, of Indianapolis, and Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are his wife, Joanna; one daughter, Peggy Wildman and husband Anthony, of Shoals; two sons, Curtis “Butch” Williams and Zelbert Williams both of Williams; and daughter-in-law, Cyndy Williams, of Williams. Also surviving are grandchildren, Lorie (Wildman) Canada and Mike Curry, Jeffrey David Williams and wife Kristi, and James Kurtis Williams and wife Amber; great grandchildren, Jordan Canada and wife Jenn, Jacob Canada, Tyler Williams, Kelton Williams, Jim Curry, Kaylea Mulder, Ryan Mulder, and Madison Burkhead; five great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Compton, of Pittsboro, Indiana, and Vivian Spencer of Terre Haute, Indiana. He was also preceded in death by his son, James R. Williams, and a brother, Robert Williams. The funeral service will be on Sunday, February 14th, at 2:00 p.m., at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, in Bedford, with Kenny Dalton and Mike Hawkins officiating. Friends may call on Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to 39th Street Christian Church.

 


John Addison “Johnny” McGuire, age 52, of Shoals, died on Friday, February 5, 2016. He was born on June 9, 1963, in Jasper, Indiana, to the late John McGuire, Jr., and Muriel Geraldine (Jenkins) McGuire. Johnny obtained his GED, was disabled, and served in the United States Army. He is survived by a brother, Keith McGuire and wife Karla, of French Lick; sisters, Patricia Collins, of Plainfield, Carolyn McGuire, of Indianapolis, Yvonne Abel and husband Dave, of Bloomington, Pamela Reed and husband Joe, of Avon; nine nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Stephen Wayne McGuire, in infancy. His funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12th, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, in Shoals. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery, at Shoals.


 


Catherine M. Wildman, age 91, of Loogootee, passed away with her family by her side at 2:23 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at The Timbers, in Jasper. She was born February 7, 1925, in Martin County, to the late George and Marie (Buckley) Doyle. Catherine was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She loved attending Mass. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and shopping. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wildman; her parents, George and Marie (Buckley) Doyle; brothers, Joe, Bill, and Glenn Doyle; and sister, Rose Mary Doyle. Catherine is survived by her children, Jeffrey Wildman and Janice Taylor and husband Mike, both of Loogootee; grandchildren, Jessica Wildman, of Vincennes, and Miranda Taylor, of Loogootee; great-grandson, Daegan Wildman; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Wildman and Edna Wildman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 11th, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Loogootee. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 11th, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., at the Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


 

 


Floyd “Chigger” Lents, age 77, of Shoals, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Hillside Manor, in Washington. He was born December 29, 1938, in Washington, Indiana, to the late George and Clara (Leonard) Lents. “Chigger” was a truck driver and an owner/operator for seven years. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, George Lents, Jr. “Chigger” is survived by his wife, Betrice Lents, of Shoals; daughter, Crystal Bishop and husband Jon, of Lawrenceville, Illinois; son, Floyd Lents, Jr., and wife Derris, of Shaffield, Ohio; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. To honor his wishes, no services will be held. The Blake Funeral Home, in Loogootee, was in charge of the arrangements.


 

 


Richard Lee Yowell, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at Hearthstone Health Campus, in Bloomington, Indiana, from complications following a stroke. He was born and raised in Schenectady, New York, where his father worked for the real estate division of General Electric. Richard was also a career GE employee, working at the Mt. Vernon, Indiana, facility as a purchasing agent with their plastics group. He was instrumental in the start-up and initial operation of this newly constructed plant. Upon entering adulthood, Richard moved West for his schooling and earned his Bachelors of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1950. He also attended Wharton College, working on an advanced degree prior to receiving an employment offer from GE. His education continued while employed there, as he graduated from General Electric’s 3-year manufacturing management program. Richard retired from GE in 1991 after a long and successful career, moving to Bloomington to enjoy his other life interests, which included golf, birds, and traveling. He leaves a legacy of philanthropy in higher education and healthcare, two of his passions in improving the world around him. His legacy of kindness and generosity also left impressions upon all those around him as his thoughtfulness and love that he shared made him a “gentle-man” in the true sense. Richard was of strong faith, and was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. He often spoke of his blessings in life and in particular the many kids and grandkids that “kept on a comin’ ” during his later years. He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Waggoner, of Bloomington, Indiana; sister Jean Y. Farrisee, of Frankfort, Kentucky, and her four children, David Farrisee, Elizabeth Utz, Scott Farrisee, and Lynne Farner; cousins Shirley Brummett and Dorothy Mullendore, of Missouri; step-children Vickie Crow, of Bloomington, Deanna Bauernfiend, of Shoals, Donetta Levron, of Houma, Louisiana, Loran Dee Doane, of Virginia, and Jackie Lee Doane, of Bloomington; along with 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Holland Yowell, and parents, Robert L. and Edna Mae Long Yowell, all of Schenectady, New York. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8th, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, in Bloomington. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old State Road 37, in Bloomington. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery, in Shoals.


 

 


Walter H. Brown, age 99, formerly of Odon, Indiana, passed from this life Friday, January 29, 2016, at The Villages at Oak Ridge, in Daviess County. He was born in Knox County, Indiana, on June 17, 1916, to Hugh H. and Violet A. (Halley) Brown. On August 19, 1939, Walter was united in marriage with Martha J. McCallian.  Walter served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He received several distinguished awards, including two Bronze Stars, EAME Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal WWII, and he refused a Purple Heart Medal because he did not want to be separated from his division. Walter was also a Squadron Leader and a Sergeant with Company E 133rd Infantry Regiment 34th Red Bull Division. He later worked at NWSC Crane for 30 years, retiring in 1977 as a Supervisor. Walter was a 50-year member of the Odon Moore Lodge No. 303, F. & A.M., and a Past Master for two terms. He was also a member of the Second Mt. Olive Church, Frank Roberts V.F.W., and the American Legion. He liked softball and played in both the Crane and American Legion Softball Leagues. Walter was also involved in his community, serving on the Odon School Board, and as a member of the North Daviess School Board. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jean Beasley and husband Norman, of Shoals: grandchildren Kelli Beasley, of Montgomery, and Kerri Nonte and husband Tony, of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren Kainen Salmon and wife Brittany, of Montgomery, and Haileigh Nonte, of Indianapolis; great-great-grandchildren, Emma and Abigail Salmon, of Montgomery; and several nieces and nephews.  Walter was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a sister, Agnes Craig, and three brothers, Sam, Hugh, and Tom Brown.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd, at the Meng Family Funeral Home, in Odon, with Rev. Adam Cissell officiating. Walter will be laid to rest in Walnut Hill Cemetery, in Odon, with military graveside rites by the Frank Roberts V.F.W., at Odon, and the Odon American Legion. Family and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, February 3rd, at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., prior to the service. The family has requested that contributions be made to a charitable organization of your choice in Walter’s name. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

 


Virginia D. (Holt) Earl, age 82, of Huron, passed away on January 29, 2016, at 2:35 a.m. at the Garden Villa, in Bedford. She was born on August 23, 1933, in Martin County, Indiana, to Eddie and Louise (Johnson) Holt. Virginia married Alfred Lee Earl on January 10, 1953, in Martin County, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2010. Virginia was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, in Mitchell. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, and doting on her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Nina Woody, of Huron; David Earl, of Huron; Teresa King and husband, Dennis, of Huron; Jerrica Kutche and husband, Jason, of Huron; grandchildren, Lisa Moore and husband, Cody; Ronnie Jones Jr., Tina Triplett and husband, Mike; Jennifer Whalen, Kayla Jones and husband, Mark, and Daysen Alfred Lee Kutche; 11 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren; brother, Wayne Holt and wife, Sue; and sisters, Annabelle Blake and Hazel Joann Hall. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Robert E. Holt; sister, Bernice Beacher, and two great-great-grandchildren, Ciara Nicole Moore-West and Braxton Boyer. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1st, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, in Shoals. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Mark Marrow will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Clark Cemetery, at Huron.


 

 


Adelita F. Bleemel, age two, of Shoals, passed away on January 27, 2016, at 2:42 p.m. at IU Health Paoli Hospital. She was born in Bedford on November 26, 2013, to Jennifer (Gibson) Moreno and Shane Moreno. Survivors include her parents, Jennifer and Shane Moreno, of Shoals; brother, Dustin Bleemel, of Jasper; and grandparents Trudy Dubon, of Huntingburg, Monroe and Faye Gibson, of Shoals, and Donna and LeRoy Bleemel, of Jasper. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents and Aunt, Sue Ann Gibson. Funeral services were set for Monday, February 1st, at 1:00 p.m., at the Cresthaven Funeral Home, in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.


 

 

 

Carolyn Evelyn (Harder) Sims, 77, of Loogootee, Indiana passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 13, 1937 in Shoals, Indiana to Theodore H. and Mary Hazel (Dunlap) Harder. She married Hiram G. Sims on September 28, 1957 at the Hindostan United Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on September 15, 2009.

Carolyn was a graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1955. She retired as produce manager from Loogootee Buehler’s and was formerly a bus driver for the Loogootee Community School Corporation.

She is survived by daughters, Lu Ann (David) Dye, of Shoals; Beth Brown of Rising Sun; Donna (Chris) Beckman of Forsyth, IL; and Marsha (Tim) Lynch of Jasper.

Grandchildren, Zachary (Veronica) Brown of Ellettsville, Ashley (Mike) Stanton, of Versailles; Katie, Caroline, and Curt Beckman of Forsyth, IL; Lindsay Beth (Todd) Bender of Hillsboro, OH; Cody and Alyssa Lynch of Jasper.

Great-grandchildren, Eli Turner, Macie Kilburn, Mikey and Ryan Stanton all of Versailles; Dylan and Tyler Bender of Hillsboro, OH, and Esme` Brown of Ellettsville.
One brother Neal W. Harder of Bargersville.

She is preceded in death by her husband Hiram, parents, one brother Ted (Sonny) Harder and sisters, Janet Farrell, Helen Louise Harder and Donna Sue Harder.

Friends may call on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Pastor Joseph Seger will officiate the service. Carolyn will be laid to rest in Goodwill Cemetery


 

 

Norma Rose (Kaiser) Fox, 56, of Washington, formerly of Loogootee, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. She was born on October 24, 1958 in Washington, Indiana to the late John T. and Jessie (Hamilton) Kaiser. She married Kenneth David “Swampy” Fox and he preceded her in death in 1996.
She is survived by son, Matthew David and wife Kayla Fox, of Bicknell; two daughters, Jessica Nicole Godoy of Bloomfield, Melissa Renee Kaiser of Petersburg; twelve grandchildren; sisters, Anna Laura (Charles) Fields Loogootee, Alice Mattingly of Loogootee, Connie J. (Charles) Ash of Loogootee, Naomi C. (Robert) Summers of Greenwood; one brother Thomas E. Kaiser (Mary) of Glendale; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special friend Kevin Bateman.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister Mary Lundy; brother Ronald Kaiser, and brother-in-law Joe Mattingly.
She was a graduate of North Daviess High School and attended beauty college.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery.


 

 

Delphia Doris (Sims) Heckard, 89, of Shoals, passed away on April 11, 2015 at 9: 15 p.m. at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. Born on August 25, 1925 in Dover Hill, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late William Ivan and Blanche (Walton) Sims. She married William N. “Bill” Heckard on August 8, 1947 in Vincennes and he preceded her in death on September 21, 2003.
Delphia attended Martin County Schools. She received her GED in 1972 and had the highest test score in the State of Indiana at that time. She then attended Indiana University, taking courses in accounting.
Known to be a very industrious lady, who always worked hard and took great pride in her work outside and within the home, she was formerly employed as a secretary for Shorty Miller Tax Preparer, Miller’s Hat Shop in Shoals, Farm Bureau Insurance Agency, Red Gold Tomato Factory in Indianapolis, was a bus driver for the Shoals Community School Corporation, and managed the bookkeeping and accounting for Heckard’s Timber. She retired from the Indiana Department of Revenue after 21 years, retiring in 1990.
A lover of music, dancing, and attending Broadway shows, she also enjoyed embroidering, cooking, canning, tending her rose garden, traveling and feeding her birds. Delphia collected and had a vast knowledge of antiques. She was especially proud that she and her husband were able to attend the inaugurations of Presidents Nixon and Reagan.
As a child she attended the Dover Hill United Methodist Church and after marrying Bill they joined the Shoals United Methodist Church and raised their family within the Shoals congregation.
Delphia held memberships in several organizations, including, Martin County Republican Women’s Club, Shoals Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Shoals Hanson-McFee Post #61 American Legion Auxiliary, and Fraternal Order of Eagles #2442 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Norman W. (Sharon) Heckard of Bedford; William Malcolm “Bill” (Rita) Heckard of Bloomington; Grace D. (Ronald “Pete” ) Dunlap of Smithfield, Kentucky; Cathy L. (Calvin) Evans of Shoals, Ricky L. Heckard of Loogootee; and Darwin I. (Dianna) Heckard of Shoals.
Grandchildren, Jeff W. Heckard of Newburgh; Brian S. Heckard of Bedford; William “Boomer” Heckard of Shoals; Casey L. Heckard of Bloomington; Travis R. Ashcraft of Bloomington; Kristine N. Midwood of Willimantic, CT; Stephanie L. Parsons of Louisville, KY; Amanda K. Heckard of Murfreesboro, TN; Heather D. Evans of Shoals; Lindsay R. Tolin of Indianapolis; Nathan S. Heckard of Bedford; and Alisha Truelove of Shoals. 25 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, two sisters Maxine Baker and Kizzie Walton, brother Jasper Sims, and a son in infancy.
Visitation will be from 4-9:00 on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Shoals United Methodist Church, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastor Joseph Seger and Pastor Michael Schlaegel will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.


 

 

Janet L. (Tinkle) Ragains, 83, of Shoals, passed away on January 6, 2015 at Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on August 14, 1931 in Martin County, Indiana to David and Ruth (Lindley) Tinkle. She was married to Vernon Ragains and he preceded her in death.

She attended the Dover Hill Christian Union Church and she retired from Jasper Furniture.
She is survived by four brothers, Bill Tinkle of Jasper; Tennis Tinkle of Petersburg; Harold Tinkle of Dubois; and Carl Tinkle of French Lick.
Five sisters: Yvonne Stone of Shoals; Linda K. Courtright of Loogootee; Brenda Tedrow of Loogootee; Pamela Blair of Petersburg, and Lana Bush of Linton
Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Jack Tinkle and Daniel Tinkle; and sisters, Clara Wininger and Carolyn Sue Bailey.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Clara Rose (Weisheit) Holt, 71, of Loogootee, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Eastgate Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Washington. Born on January 7, 1944 in Martin County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Karlie J. and Catherine (Arvin) Weisheit.
She married Lawrence Holt and he preceded her in death in 2009.
A homemaker, she graduated from St. John’s High School Class of 1961. Clara attended the Natchez Community Church.

She is survived by one son, Karlie and wife Heather Holt of Orleans.
Three grandchildren, Addyson Holt, Mason Holt and Hudson Holt.
4 step children, 8 step grandchildren, and 9 step great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Alice Jones and husband Marlo Chilman of Washington
Carolyn Wagler of Loogootee
One brother Paul and wife Alice Weisheit of Loogootee

She is preceded in death by her parents, Karlie J. and Catherine Weisheit, her husband, Lawrence Holt, one sister Maita Wininger, one brother, Robert Weisheit and brother-in-law, Adrian Wagler.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and the funeral will be on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Pendley will officiate the service.


 

 

Waylon W. Abel, age 30, of Loogootee, passed away on August 7, 2012 at 4:25 p.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born on August 12, 1981 in Washington, Indiana.
Waylon was employed as a diesel mechanic at Schilli Transportation in Shoals.
He will be forever missedy by:
Parents, John and Sandy Abel of Shoals
Fiance Rene Sipes of Loogootee
Three daughters: Faith Abel, Laken Inman and Chloe Spencer.
Two sons: Gabe and Johnny Abel
Brothers: Derek and Mandy Wininger Louisiana
Cody and Sarah Abel of Washington
Joshua Lemon of Vincennes
Sisters: Jessica and Brian Asher of Sandborn
Beth Abel, and her fiance, John Way of Shoals
Mathernal grandmother Diane Bridenbaugh of Washington
Paternal grandparents George and Bernadette Abel of Washington
Several nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by maternal grandfather Ernie Bridenbaugh A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Dover Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the service at 1:30. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery


 

 

Robert Lee Abel, Jr.
July 26, 1950 – December 27, 2014


Robert Lee Abel Jr., 64, of Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014, at his residence.
Born July 26, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert Lee Abel and Charlotte Alice (Fiddler) Abel.
He married Carole Trowbridge on December 14, 1996, and she survives.
Robert was a graduate of Bedford High School with Class of 1968 and was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era. He had worked at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford starting in October of 1976, in maintenance and then went on to work, for a short time, on the hospital ambulance staff, ultimately becoming Director of Purchasing, over 30 years.
Surviving are his wife Carole Abel, Bedford; one step-son, Jason Welin; nephews Charlie and Jimmy Elkins and Ryan Watson; one niece, Hallie Jo Abel; and one brother, John David (Darla) Abel; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Diana Taylor.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the Red Brick, Otis Park, Bedford. The family asks that everyone bring a covered dish, photographs and stories to share with the family to rejoice and remember Bob’s life.
Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of Robert Lee Abel, Jr.


 

 

Clarice (East) Abner
June 8, 1926 – February 27, 2015

Clarice (East) Abner, 88, of Bedford, died at 10:39 p.m. Friday, February 27, 2015, at I.U. Health, Bloomington, IN.
Born June 8, 1926, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ira East and Lottie (Terrell) East.
She married Edgar Harold Abner on October 25, 1947; he died January 17, 2010.
She was retired from M. Fine and Sons, Bedford and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Leesville, where she served as Treasurer for many years.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda “Jo” Travis and Cinda Powell, both of Bedford; a niece, Judy (Steve) Weddell, Medora; four grandchildren, Talos C. Travis, Raleigh NC, Beth M. Mathews, Bedford, Michelle L. Jacks, Columbus and Mark A. Nicholson, Bedford; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Velma Goen, Bedford; two brothers, Paul and Joseph East, both of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. At Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Leesville, with Rev. Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and on Tuesday, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be considered to Leesville Cemetery.


 

 

Barbara Ann Adams, 74, of Loogootee, Indiana passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at her residence.
Born on December 21, 1940 in Logansport, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Ellen Jane (Jones) Mackey.
Barbara graduated from Fremont Ross High School in Fremont, Ohio and received an Associate’s Degree in criminology from Terra Technical College in Fremont. She was a homemaker and attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Loogootee.
She is survived by her children:
Dr. Paul Eugene and Cheryl Adams of Hays, Kansas
Bryan Douglas and Julinda Adams of Loogootee, Indiana
Michael Dean and Victoria Adams of Plainfield, Illinois
Grandchildren, David, Megan, Erin, Eric, Ross, Alex, Nathan, Arianna and Zane Adams
2 great-grandchildren, Felicity and Eva Adams
2 brothers, Lew Mackey of Winona Lake, Indiana and Robert Mackey of Whitehouse, Ohio
Preceded in death by her parents, and brother Malcolm Jay Mackey.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015 until the hour of service at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Loogootee. She will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Robert H. "Bob" Adamson
September 17, 1926 – July 12, 2014 Robert H. "Bob" Adamson, 87, of Bedford, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at I. U. Hospice House, Bloomington.
Born September 17, 1926, in Fayetteville, IN, he was the son of Noble R. Adamson and Viola Smith Adamson.
He married Dorothy Jane Wray on April 17, 1949 and she survives.
Bob was a graduate of Fayetteville High School, Class of 1944 and received his Bachelor of Education from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Bob was owner of the Adamson Agency Insurance, Bedford, and had previously managed the Bedford License Branch, 1953-1956. He had worked 32 years in in public service as Law. Co. Auditor, four terms; Law. Co. School Board, two terms; Law. Co. Commissioner, including President of the Commissioners; Law. Co. Council and the Dunn Hospital Board of Directors. Bob is a member of Central Church of Christ, Bedford, where he served as a song leader. He also sang at many weddings and funerals over the years. He was a member of Bedford Lions Club and is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in W-W 2.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Adamson, Bedford; four daughters, Cassie Gould, Greenwood; Susan Jim Silver, Ft. Wayne; Deborah Rick Robbins, Winter Garden, FL; and Evalyn David Walton, Clay City; seven grandchildren, Carrie Gould, Matt Ashley Gould, Megan Robbins, Bryana Derrick Rodgers, Daniel Walton, Hannah Walton and Benjamin Silver; six great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Oral, Roy, Paul and Thomas Adamson;two sisters, Annabelle Spinks and Elsie Loveall and one son-in-law, Mike Gould. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Bro. Rick Leach. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Mausoleum.
Friends may call on Tuesday, 2:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be considered to the Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation.


 

 

Gary D. Albright, 80, Shoals, went to be with his Lord & Savior on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 5:17 p.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born on Christmas Day in 1932 to Orville and Ruby Grindstaff Albright. Gary graduated with the Class of 1950 from Shoals High School and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. In 1956 he went to work for Andy Winkle who had a Pontiac dealership in Loogootee, and in 1958 they acquired a Chevrolet dealership. He then became the owner and operator of Chevyland, a new auto dealership in 1966. He continued ownership until 1994, adding a line of Oldsmobile's in 1972, was a Ward school bus distributor, and also operated Winklease Leasing Company. He served on the National and Indiana Auto Dealer Associations both on regional and international levels and was a twenty-five year member of General Motors Action through Communication Board. He received special recognition as a twenty-five year auto dealer from Chevrolet, Pontiac and Oldsmobile Corporations. He was a faithful member and attendee of the Shoals United Methodist Church. He held various church leadership positions throughout the years, including teaching a young adult Sunday school class, and was currently serving as Chairman of the Church Finance Committee. He was a twenty-five year member of the Loogootee Lions Club, fifty-five year member of the Shoals American Legion Post 61, fifty year member of the White River Masonic Lodge F. & A.M., and Martin County Salvation Army Chairman for twenty-five years. He also served on the Vincennes University Foundation and was appointed a Kentucky Colonel for his exemplary service and citizenship. Gary was most famous for his two "pet" buffalos Walter and Harvey during the time he resided on Hwy 50 East, and the area is still affectionately referred to as Buffalo Bottoms. On May 30, 1953 Gary married Dorothy Jeffris in Bicknell, Indiana. They were blessed with two sons, Cary L. & Tamara L. Albright of Shoals, and William J. Albright of Lawrenceville, Illinois. There are five grandchildren, Calli M. Joseph Crane; Danielle P. Albright; Amanda N. William Heckard; Brandon Ettelt, and Lee William Albright; great-granddaughter, Alexis N. Heckard; and brother Larry & Mary Ellen Albright. He is preceded in death by his parents, and Aunt Madge and Uncle Andrew Winkle, who raised him.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home and from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 10:00 a.m. at the Shoals United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites. Memorials may be made to the Shoals United Methodist Church general fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

 

Larry Dee Albright, 84, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly on January 22, 2015 at 2:59 a.m. at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare in Jasper. Born on November 27, 1930 in Loogootee, Indiana, he was the son of Orville and Ruby (Grindstaff) Albright. He married his wife of 64 years, Mary Ellen Stewart on June 10, 1950 in Shoals, Indiana.
Larry graduated with the Shoals High School Class of 1948, and then served his country in the United States Army. He owned and operated an insurance agency and was a realtor with RE/MAX. He was a civic minded individual, who spent many years in service to his community. He was most active as a volunteer of the Shoals Volunteer Fire Department, and held memberships in the Shoals Lions Club, Martin County Historical Society, and White River Masonic Lodge F. & A.M #332, formerly serving as Worshipful Master. A faithful and active member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, he served in many capacities of church leadership.
He is survived by:
Wife, Mary Ellen of Shoals
1 daughter, Connie and her husband John Clements of Virginia Beach, VA
2 sons, Doug and his wife Cathy Albright of Corydon
Brad Albright and Lee Clark of San Diego, CA.
Grandchildren, Whitney and husband Jon Muscutt, Allison and husband Brad Spine, Jill and husband Kwame James and Cassie Clements.
4 great-grandchildren, Amare James, Jasmine James, Brooklyn James and Nash Muscutt.
Sister-in-Law, Dorothy Albright of Shoals
Brother-In-Law and Sister-In-Law, Bill and Gerry Stewart of Shoals
Preceded in death by his parents, and brother Gary Albright.

Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Shoals United Methodist Church. A masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.

Preferred memorials may be made to the Shoals United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to the Shoals United Methodist Church PO Box 27 Shoals, Indiana 47581.


 

 

Wilma Louise Albright, age 84, of Shoals, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016 at her home. Born on February 14, 1931 in Martin County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Beulah (Abel) Montgomery. She married Robert D. Albright on May 14, 1947 and he preceded her in death.
Wilma attended Shoals High School and currently served as President of Country Pines Inc., their family print shop where she worked until the last two months.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Esther Dennis, Eloise Haycox, Vicki and her husband Terry Tichenor all of Shoals. 3 sons, Melvin and wife Markeeta Albright, Wesley and wife Vonda Albright, Warren and wife Kimberly Albright, all of Shoals. 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are 1 sister, Eileen and husband Wayne Sanders of Salem, Ohio, and 4 brothers, Kenneth Montgomery, Robert and wife Ruth Montgomery, Stanley and wife Carla Montgomery, and Marvin Montgomery of Jasper.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Danny and Donnie Montgomery, two sons-in-law, Verlin Dennis and Donald Haycox, and one great-grandson Brandon Albright.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be at 2: 30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pastor John Ziegler will officiate the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to God’s Bible School and College, 1810 Young Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


 

 

Buford David Alcorn
September 10, 1935 – August 10, 2015

Buford David Alcorn, 79, of Bedford, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, August 10, 2015, at I.U. Health Hospice House, Bloomington.
Born September 10, 1935, in Scott Co., KY, he was the son of Virgil and Dora (Frye) Alcorn.
He married Jeanette Neal, who preceded him in death on September 18, 1996.
Buford was retired from the Shane Coal Mine, Wheatland, IN.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Amy) Alcorn and Kennith (Rose) Alcorn; grandchildren Cory, Jessica, Kyle, Angela, Shannon, Justin and Cody; great grandchildren Brittany, Kathryn, Olivia, Charles, Evan, Berkleigh, Carter, and Brady; brothers, Darrell Alcorn and Steve McQueen; sisters, Helen Gay and Arnold Mae Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; daughter, Rita Fields; and sisters Edith Hammond and Vickie Alcorn.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2015, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with pastor Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 Thursday, at the funeral home.


 

 

Janis Marie Norman Alexander, 54, of Bedford, passed away at 9:29 A.M., on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at St. Vincent-Dunn Hospital, Bedford.
Born February 13, 1960 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Clyde & Blanche Ramsey Norman.
She married Jerry Alexander in November 2001; and he survives.
She was a member of Friendly Bible Church. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed camping, 4-wheeling, and being outdoors.
Surviving are her husband, Jerry Alexander; three daughters, Chasity Tim Jenkins, Crystal Walton, and Angie Alexander; grandchildren, Tyler and Elijah Jenkins, Vanessa Murphy, Kimberly and Heather Walton, Jesse Woodward, Robert Alexander, and Laney Gilbert; two sisters, Sharon Richard Kinser and Donna Larry Holmes; one brother, Ed Jane Norman; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Colleen and Linda; son-in-law, Eddie Walton; and mother-in-law, Nancy Alexander.
Funeral service will be on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery, Mitchell.
Friends may call on Thursday, 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.


 

 

Viola S. Alhorn

April 25, 1924 – December 20, 2012


Viola S. Alhorn, 88, of Bedford, died at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at Garden Villa, Bedford, IN.
Born April 25, 1924 in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Hjalmar and Ruth Johnson Soder.
She married Charles Frank Alhorn, Jr. on October 16, 1948; and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2005.
She was a graduate of Bedford High School, with the Class of 1942.
She spent many years as office manager at various auto dealerships, including Chase Chevrolet and Pearcy Chevrolet.
Viola was a very caring person, who enjoyed cooking and planting flowers; and she dearly loved our family dogs.
Surviving are her daughter, Carol Alhorn of Bedford; grandson, Cody Alhorn of Bedford; two brothers, Sogi Alice Soder of Decatur, Georgia, and Gilbert Sue Soder of Indianapolis, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral service will be on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call on Saturday, 5 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society in memory of Viola S. Alhorn.


 

 

John Howard Alhorn

Feb. 20, 1931 — July 13, 2010


John Howard Alhorn, 79, Linton, formerly of 201 Westwood Drive, Bedford, died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday at Glenburn Home, Linton, where he had resided since September of 2002.
Born Feb. 20, 1931, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles Frank Alhorn Sr. and Henrietta Katherine Schmidt Alhorn. He married Barbara June Sears on June 29, 1954, and she preceded him in death on April 10, 1988.
He worked in his parents' grocery store in Bedford Alhorn Grocery and was a book buyer for Cummins News in Bloomington, until he retired in 1993.
He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1949. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166, American Legion Post No. 33, all of Bedford; was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict; and was a Bedford Regional Medical Center Yellow Shirt volunteer. He loved gardening and working in his yard.
Survivors include a daughter, Katherine Ann Larry Dean Crane of Bedford; a daughter-in-law, Pam Alhorn of Bedford; two grandsons, Christopher Michael Danielle Crane of Avon, and Joseph Dean Crane of Bedford; one granddaughter, Ashley Rachelle Alhorn of Bedford; one sister, Mary Ellen Williams of Indianapolis; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John Robert "Bobby" Alhorn in 2007; three brothers, Marion Edward Alhorn, Charles Frank Alhorn Jr., and William Alhorn in infancy; and one sister, Martha J. Wade.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33..
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m.


 

 

Leroy Allbright, 62, of Shoals, Indiana passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at his home in Shoals. He was born on July 1, 1952 in Washington Indiana to Roy and Dorothy Tolbert Allbright. Leroy married Beth Sorrells on January 4, 1975 at the Shoals Christian Church. Leroy graduated from Springs Valley High School Class of 1971, and was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries #2442, Shoals Veterans of Foreign Wars #8589, and Shoals American Legion Post #61. He was an avid golfer and card player. Leroy retired from Jefferson Trucking, was a member of Teamster Local #135, and was former Marshall for the Town of Shoals. Wife, Beth Allbright of Shoals
Mother, Dorothy Crecelius of Bloomington
One daughter, Terri LeeAnn Allbright of Plainville, IN
One grandson, Logan Wagler
One granddaughter, MacKenzie Allbright
One brother, Donald Jones, and wife, Dianna of Shoals
Four sisters, Carolyn Trinkle of Kansas; JoAnn Chambers of Bloomington; Sue Main of Bloomington; and Cindy Roush, and her husband, Phillip of Florida.
Numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, and a funeral service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. American Legion Post #61 will accord military rights following the service at the funeral home.


 

 

Pearl M. Price Linze Allen, 77, of Shoals, passed away on August 12, 2011 at 2:55 a.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. Pearl was born May 6, 1934 in New Baden, Illinois in Clinton, County to Clarence and Edna Walthes Price, Sr. She married Thomas E. Allen and he preceded her in death on November 19, 1976. She was formerly employed as a nursing assistant, and was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters:
Lana June Overturf of Illinois
Donna Jo Kindley of Shoals
One son: Mark Allen of Crystal Lake, Illinois
Nine grandchildren
Two sisters Norma Khron of Trenton, Illinois
Shirley Wessel of Aviston, Illinois
Three brothers: Normal and Paul Edward Herzing of both of New Baden, Illinois and
Clarence Price of Shattuc, Illinois.
Preceded in death by parents, husband, and one grandson Mark Allen, Jr.


 

 

Chesney Kathleen Allen, 5, of Indianapolis, passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at Riley Hospital for Children. Born December 6, 2004, in Bedford, Indiana, she was the daughter of Mike and Aubrey Pruett Allen. Survivors include her parents, Mike and Aubrey Allen of Indianapolis; two brothers, Cory and Colton Allen; one sister, Chloe Allen; maternal grandparents, Curtis Pruett, Sr. & Ruby of Bedford; Mendy Bastin & Thomas of Indianapolis; paternal grandparents, Michael D. Allen of Bedford; Linda Fann of Bedford; maternal great-grandparents, Marvel and Darlene May of Bedford; Rose Baker of Louisville, KY; paternal great-grandmother, Alma Weaver of Bedford; aunts & uncles, Curtis Pruett, Jr. & Jessica of Bedford; Bradley Burgess, Jr. & Kalli of Bedford; Tyler Richardson of Indianapolis; Matthew Richardson of Indianapolis; Scott & Keari Troutman of Carmel, IN; several great-aunts & great-uncles. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, James Pruett and Bernard Baker; and great-great-grandparents, Geneva Pruett, Dorothy Hatfield, Duard Weaver adn Walter Allen. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 - 8 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the Chesney Project c/o Regions Bank, in memory of Chesney Kathleen Allen.


 

 

Paul David Allen
December 9, 1951 – June 1, 2014

 

Paul David Allen, 62, of Loogootee, formerly of Bedford, died at 12:35 a.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, at Prairie Village Nursing and Rehabilitation, Washington, IN.
Born December 9, 1951, he was the son of Paul and Marjorie Lee Clements Allen. In addition to his parents, his grandparents, Floyd and Clara Gee Clements and John and Ola Bays Allen, and one uncle, Robert Allen, preceded him in death. Eight cousins, Jeff Allen, Debbie Lewis, Mary Ann Faudree, Steve Allen, LuAnne Allen, J.B. Allen, Jamie Neff and Michael Allen and their families and three uncles, Carl, John and James Allen, survive.
Mr. Allen attended Indiana University, earning a B.A. in history and political science, in 1973, M.S. in history and philosophy of education in 1980, and an M.S. in secondary. Doctoral studies in history and education were completed in 1979 and 2001. He was awarded the following academic honors: Dean's List – College of Arts and Sciences; Phi Delta Kappa, and Pi Lamda Theta. Mr. Allen was also named a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of St. George's College/Chapel, Windsor Castle.
His paternal family has resided in Indiana since 1813. Consequently, a long-time interest in genealogy prompted memberships in the following hereditary societies: General Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; General Society of the War of 1812; Descendants of Mexican War Veterans; Sons of Union Veterans; Organization of Indian Wars of the United States; the Association of Indiana Pioneers; and the St. George Society of New York.
The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home will conduct services; no public visitation is planned. A private family graveside service will be held at Old Salem Cemetery on the grounds of NSWC Crane.


 

 

Dolores J. Allen
July 17, 1934 – July 6, 2014

 

Dolores J. Allen, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, July 6.
Dolores was the daughter of Guy Nolen Proffitt and Venita Mae Holden Mosier and L. Wayne Mosier.
She married Donald W. Allen on December 15, 1957.
She was born in Terre Haute, IN, and attended the Terre Haute schools. Dolores graduated from Wiley High School, Class of 1953.
Dolores worked at American Security as her first job in Lawrence County; was a homemaker while her children were young; in retail sales with J.C. Penney; library assistant with North Lawrence Community Schools; and for many years with Dr. Michael Meyer and Dr. Mark Hall, as an office assistant.
She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church. Dolores volunteered at St. Vincent Dunn with the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, BNL band parents for many years, PTO groups, and served on the first board for the Girls' Club.
Surviving are four daughters, Virginia Jimmie Atkins, Newberry, S.C., Elizabeth Rick Butterfield, Bedford, Barbara Gary Mills, Arlington, TX and Patricia Todd Stephens, Evansville; eight grandchildren, Natalie Brian Coleman, Michele Chris Clark, Jennifer Chris Thomas, Nicholas Butterfield, Nicole Josh Pirog, Brittany Welling, Grant Stephens, and Brynne Stephens; three great-grandchildren, Karsyn Coleman, Madison Clark and Cameron Clark; one sister, Norma Smith; two nieces, Cindy Severance and Toni Smith.
Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Allen, a granddaughter, Katie Butterfield and her parents.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Englewood Baptist Church, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in the Pinhook Cemetery.


 

 

Donald W. Allen, 85, of Bedford, passed away at 4:20 A.M. on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Westview Nursing Home.
Born May 22, 1928 in Bedford, he was the son of Cletis Glenn Allen and Trella Virginia Crawford Allen.
He married Dolores J. Mosier on December 15, 1958; and she survives.
He was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1947. He was the owner and operator of Interstate Highway Express, a school bus driver, and later worked as a custodian at Bedford North Lawrence High School and First Baptist Church for several years. He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Temple, Valley of Indianapolis, American Legion Gillen Post #33, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Dolores Allen; four daughters, Virginia Jimmie Atkins, of Newberry, SC, Elizabeth Rick Butterfield, of Bedford, Barbara Gary Mills, of Arlington, TX, and Patricia Todd Stephens, of Evansville, IN; nine grandchildren, Natalie, Michele, Jennifer, Nicholas, Katie, Nicole, Brittany, Grant, and Brynne; three great-grandchildren, Karsyn, Madison, and Cameron; one niece, Debbie Ikerd, of Bedford; one nephew, Darren Allen; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Howard and Marvin Allen; and one niece, Dana Pruett.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. at Englewood Baptist Church, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.
Friends may call on Saturday, from 11:00 until the service hour at 2:00 P.M. at the church. A Masonic Rites service will be held at 1:00.


 

 

Michael David Allen
November 26, 1943 – May 19, 2012 Michael David Allen, Bedford, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at his residence.

Born November 26, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of Walter L. and Alma E. Henson Allen.
He was self-employed in electronics and was a member of the National Guard. He graduated from Bedford High School, Class of 1961, was a member of New Hope Church, Bedford, and B.P.O.E. Elks, Lodge #826, Bedford.
Surviving are his companion, Linda Fann, Bedford; one son, Mike Aubrey Allen, Indianapolis, IN; two daughters, Keari Scott Troutman, Carmel, IN and Katrina Aaron Fulling, Palestine, IL; ten grandchildren, Jessica B. Troutman, Hannah I. Troutman, Maggie G. Troutman, Lillian N. Troutman, Colton D. Allen, Chloe D. Allen, Cullen T. Allen, Cory M. Allen, Alexandra N. Fulling and Dannika B. Fulling; one great granddaughter, Caylin M. Dulworth; two brothers, Walter Ruth Allen, Jr., Mitchell, IN and Jerry Susie Allen, Madison, IN; and one sister, Barbara Clarence Allen Fish, Mitchell, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Chesney K. Allen and one sister-in-law, Mickie Allen.
A Memorial Service for Michael David Allen will be held at the New Hope Church, Bedford, on June 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the service at 2:00 p.m.
Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be considered to American Cancer Society


 

 

Phyllis M. Allen, 90, of Bedford, died at 3:05 AM on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at IU Health Bedford.
Born November 15, 1924 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Alva and Katie (Smith) Smith.
She married Lee Allen on November 1, 1947; he preceded her in death on August 30, 1994.
She was a homemaker and worked the Christian Church Camp during the summers at the Indiana University Union in Bloomington. Phyllis worked in the North Lawrence School Corporation as the school lunch manager for 23 years, where she retired in 1989. She worked at the Hoosier National Forest for 6 years. Phyllis was a lifetime member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was a very active member. She was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Women and the Bedford Boys Club Auxiliary.
Surviving are one son Jack L. Allen, of Bedford; one daughter, Barbara Lee, of Bedford; grandson, Gregg (Aleta) Taylor, of Fayetteville; granddaughter, Lora (Armel) Patton, of Orleans; three great- grandsons, Dustin, Devin, and Dillon Chumley; two great-granddaughters, Emily and Kaci Taylor; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee; four brothers, Richard Smith, John Smith, and two in infancy; and three sisters, Helen Bennett, Donna Short, and one in infancy.
Funeral service will be on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.


 

 

Muriel F. Anderson, age 86, Springville, IN, died at 2:25 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2011, at her residence. Born November 18, 1924 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Homer E. Newell and Margaret Johnston Newell. She married William H. "Bill" Anderson on August 1, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 26, 1999.
She attended the Free Methodist Church, Bedford, IN. She served her precious Lord in prison ministry for 36 years and held a Bible study at the Lawrence County Jail for 28 years.
Surviving are two sons, Roger Ware and wife Connie, Elgin, IL and Barry K. Ware of California; two daughters, Pamela Mosqueda, Bedford, IN and Terry Anderson-Byers and husband Joe Byers, Springville, IN; 7 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren; and several Nieces and Nephews.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at Springville Cemetery West, Springville, IN, with Bro. Bob Phillips officiating. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be considered to the White River Humane Society.


 

 

William “Bill” Edward Babbs
July 12, 1969 – May 4, 2015


William “Bill” Edward Babbs, 45, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born July 12, 1969 in Bloomington, Indiana, he was the son of Ronald and Judy (Wampler) Babbs.
He married Becky Jones on April 27, 1999; and she survives.
He attended New Hope Community Church. He worked for the City of Bloomington for many years.
Surviving are his wife Becky Babbs; three daughters, Melissa, Nikki, and Wendy; two step-children, Amanda and Brandon Smith; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Eugene (Tracy) Babbs and Josh Babbs; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a very special friends, Tiffany Edwards and Chuck Hancock.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Jenny and Penny; and brother Toby.
Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at New Hope Community Church with Mike Eads and Jessica Corbin officiating. Burial will be in Dishman Cemetery.
Friends may call 11-1 P.M. on Thursday at New Hope Community Church, Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Pallbearers: Josh Babbs, Ronnie Babbs, Ryan Nicholson, Brandon Smith, Chuck Hancock, Dustin Baker, and Brandon Yeary.


 

 

E. Bacon
December 2, 1928 – December 29, 2013 Violet Eileen Bacon, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:53 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2013, at I. U. Health, Bloomington, IN.
Born December 2, 1928, in Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the daughter of Cecil and Lillian Ruth Chase Ihrke.
She married Jimmy Leon Bacon in 1947 at Angola, IN and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1985.
She was a retired manager for Taylor Drugstore, Bedford and was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Chapel Church, Bedford and also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Gillen Post #33, Bedford.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald Darlene Bacon, Mitchell, and Terry L. Bacon, Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including Danielle Hascell, Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Verva Hascell.
Private family burial services will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.
Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, was in charge of arrangements.


 

 

Mildred F. Bailey, 89, of Heltonville, died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.
She was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Marion County, the daughter of James E. and Bertha Murphy Baldwin. She married Sylvester R. Bailey on June 4, 1941, in Corydon, and he preceded her in death in 1995.
She retired from RCA in 1960.
She is a graduate of Heltonville High School and a member of Mundell Christian Church.
Survivors include two sons, Loran D. Bailey of Indianapolis and Lowell F. Bailey of Bedford; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Karen Patton of Heltonville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; and one sister.
At Mildred?s request, a private graveside service will be conducted. There will be no visitation and burial will be in Mundell Christian Church Cemetery.
Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of the arrangements


 

 

Ryan Joseph Baker, 20, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2010 in French Lick, Indiana. He was born on August 23, 1990 in Bedford, Indiana. Ryan was employed by Jack Logsdon & Sons Mowing in Crane, Indiana. He in survived by his parents Kevin & Ann Baker Stewart.
Sister Mandi Stewart
Nephew Mason Lake
Grandparents Norma Baker, David & Wanda Stone, and Terry and Mary Stewart.
Many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandfather Bill Baker, and grandmother Candace Rutledge. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Visitation will be from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeal home. Pastors Matthew Sullivan and Mike Schlaegel will officiate.
Burial in Trinity Springs Cemetery


 

 

Sarah Jane Dillon, 85, of Loogootee, passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 4:10 a.m. Sarah was born on November 21, 1926 in Logansport, Indiana to George Elmer and Myrtle Adel Foust Bougher. She was first married to Carl Barnes and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1980. She then married Ed Dillon, and he preceded her in death also. She worked for Standard Foods for 21 years in Indianapolis and also worked at Perfect Fit in Loogootee. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She is loved and deeply missed by three sons, Carl Donna Barnes of Longwood, FL; Darrell Darlene Barnes of Whitestown, Indiana; and Kelly Barnes Rose of Cape Coral, FL; daughter, Sandra Mike Norris of Loogootee, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one brother and three sisters.
Mrs. Barnes was a former member of the Eastern Star.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Alice Bateman, 82, of Shoals, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:47 p.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She had previously resided at The Water's in Jasper. Alice was born on August 18, 1929 in Martin County, Indiana to Vertis and Cora Chastain Taylor. She retired as a Janitor at Crane N.A.D. She is survived by two daughters:
Gale and Perry Noble of French Lick Debbie and Harold Sipes of Indian Springs
One son: Merrill and Rosalee Bateman of Shoals
Companion Albert Bauer of Shoals
9 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren
Sister Shirley Emmons of Washington
Sister-in-law Hildred Taylor of Cale
Preceded in death by parents, one sister and four brothers.
She was a member of the Indian Springs Nazarene Church Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Violet Ruth Allbright Bauer, 83, of Shoals, passed away September 24, 2012 at 6:10 p.m. at the Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on April 12, 1929 in Martin County, Indiana to Harlan Scott and Sophia Boyd Allbright. She married George Washington Christian Bauer on March 14, 1953, and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1982. Violet was a retired teaching assistant for Shoals Community Schools for over 18 years and was a member of the Shoals Church of The Cross. She was a graduate of Shoals High School.
She will be deeply missed by her family, including: Brother Roger Allbright of Shoals
Children:
Becky and Brett Faust of Shoals
Bill and Lisa Bauer of Shoals
Donna and Jim Jeffers of Lyons
Sherry and Dale Gallian of Worthington
Mary and Tim Cornwell of Koleen
Grandchildren: Chad Bauer, Jason Bauer, Chris Bauer, Victoria Bauer, Penny Dunn, Jason Jeffers, Jeremy Gallian, Julie Arvin, and Amanda Perry. 21 great- grandchildren.
Several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Claribel, and four brothers Francis, Henry, Eugene, and Raymond in childhood.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with the funeral service on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals
Preferred memorials to the Shoals Church of The Cross. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

 

Mary Bernice Bauernfiend, 93, of Shoals, Indiana joined her loving husband and savior at 11:25 p.m. on May 12, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born on March 26, 1922 in Martin County, Indiana to Willard and Millie (Henry) Hovis. She married Leo Bauernfiend on October 27, 1943 and he preceded her in death on January 19, 1982.
Bernice was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She graduated with the Shoals High School Class of 1941 and was a faithful member of the Shoals Holiness Church.
Bernice had a special gift of hospitality. She loved to entertain others in her home and greatly enjoyed cooking for them. Sunday’s often found her cooking dinner for any amount of friends her children would invite home from church. She was a practical joker and loved playing games, howling with laughter when she would lay down a draw four card on someone. In later years, Thursday night family night became a highlight to her week. Her children and grandchildren will have many memories of a devoted and loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters Mary Bauernfiend of Lake Jackson, TX; Rosie Bauernfiend and fiancé Rick Lippert of Loogootee; three sons, Dennis and Mary Lou Bauernfiend of Monrovia, Indiana; Terry and Candi Bauernfiend of Terre Haute; Dwight and Deanna Bauernfiend of Shoals; 15 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rose Bauernfiend of Shoals and brother-in-law John Riddle of Albany, KY.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings Irene Riddle, Blanche Brett, Earl Hovis, one brother and one sister in infancy, and 2 great-grandchildren in infancy.
Visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2015 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Larry J. Baugh, 74, of Shoals, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 4:00 a.m. He was born on January 20, 1939 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Roscoe and Katherine Oakley Baugh. He married Marlene George on April 25, 1964 in Dover Hill and she survives. He graduated from Williams High School, and then served his country in the United States Army. He was a retired farmer and bus driver for the Shoals Community School Corporation. Larry was a member of the Dover Hill Christian Union Church. He will be greatly missed by his family,
Including, wife, Marlene of Shoals
One son Christopher and Janet Baugh of Loogootee
One daughter, Melinda Lewis and Terry Mays of Shoals
One brother, Richard Baugh of Shoals
One sister, Peggy Carter of Shoals
Three grandchildren, Samantha Lewis, Lauren Baugh, and John Baugh.
One great-grandson, Dayson Laughlin. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and a funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Ova Christine Baxter, 96, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Bedford Medical Center. Ova was born on October 12, 1913 in Franklin, Tennessee to William and Odel Worley Summers. She married Luther Ray Baxter in Bedford, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1997. She was retired from RCA in Bloomington, and was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ in Bedford, where Mr. Baxter was a minister. She is survived by four sons: Rax Baxter of Shoals
Jerry Baxter of Clarksville, Indiana
Larry Baxter of Random Lake, Wisconsin
James Baxter of Williams, Indiana
Two daughters:
April Simmerman of Bedford, Indiana
Janice Williams of Williams, Indiana
Twenty-two grandchildren, thirty-six great grandchildren, and twenty-six great great grandchildren.
One brother Bill Summers of Bedford, Indiana
Several nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by one son Steven, three brothers, and two sisters. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Burial in Mount Olive Cemetery.


 

 

Edward Joseph Carithers of Shoals, went home to be with the Lord June, 18, 2014. He died at home with his wife, Cynthia and other family at his side. He was born October 29, 1949 to James and Florence Crinshaw Carithers in Princeton, IN.
He graduated from Booneville High School in 1968 and entered the United States Navy from 1968 to 1974 serving his country during the Vietnam War. He was an Ensign and trained as an Electrical Engineer carrying out his duties in a role of leadership in maintenance on different military vessels. Upon completing his tour of service, Ed trained and worked for Peabody Coal Company 28 years as Safety Instructor/Supervisor; then went to work for Conex as a certified Blaster doing controlled shooting in their mines for the last 12 years.
Ed had a real love for life and nature. He lived every day to the fullest, as if it was his last, always having a smile and kind word for everyone.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, Andy Carithers of NV, Toby and wife Cheyenne Carithers of Spencer County, IN and one daughter Libby and husband Brad Woodman of NV, 2 step-sons – Trevor and wife Lynn Keller of Mariah Hills, IN and Ryan Keller of Winslow, IN., twelve grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Three sisters, Virginia Whitinghill of Louisville, KY; Nancy and husband George Lauderdale of Winslow, IN and Lynn Hendrickson of Booneville, IN. He was preceeded in death by both mother and father, a brother, Jerry Carithers, a sister, Mary Barr and one grandchild, Dalton Carithers.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Waggoner Chapel Cemetery. Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites. Preferred memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

 

Timothy A. Carrico, 46, of Shoals, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 7, 2012. He was born on September 24, 1965 in Washington, Indiana to Perry Alvin and Dorothy Williams Carrico. He married Tammy Tharp in Shoals on February 24, 1996 and she survives. He was a truck driver and a member of Trinity Gospel Tabernacle in Loogootee.
He will be greatly missed by his family including:
Father Perry A. Patricia Carrico of Evansville
Wife Tammy of Shoals
Six daughters: Danielle Bough of Shoals
Tiffany Salmon of Loogootee
Ashten Goldsberry of Shoals
Marisa Carrico of Loogootee
Candice Goldsberry of Shoals
Brenisha Carrico of Shoals
Three sons: Gage Carrico , Bud Goldsberry both of Loogootee, and Trenton Perkins of Shoals.
Step-brother, Jason Beckett of Vincenness
Step-sisters, Chrissy Beckett of Loogootee and Teresa Satterfield of Petersburg
Grandchildren: Saphira Decker of Shoals, Xavier Hopkins of Shoals, and Tanner Bough of Loogootee, and Bentlee Rosemeyer of Loogootee.
Three brothers: Twin brother Thomas Carrico of Alfordsville, Keith Carrico of Cannelburg, and Adam Carrico of Otwell,
Preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Taylor in July of 2006. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pastor Nathan Stevens will be officiating.


 

 

Carl W. Carrico, 64, of Shoals passed away unexpectedly on January 21, 2016 at 6:47 a.m. at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Born on September 19, 1951 in Washington, Indiana he was the son of the late Joseph H and Dorothy (Alford) Carrico.
Carl was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include his longtime and loving friend, Mary E. Holt of Shoals; 4 sisters, Joann Carrico of Evansville; June (Larry) Matheis of Newburgh; Jane Carrico of Carlsbad, CA and Patty Cornish of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother Jeremy Carrico of Loogootee; nieces, nephews and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one son Christopher Carrico.
Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker will officiate the service. A private committal service will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Shoals Jr. Sr. High School Band or Loogootee Jr. Sr. High School Band. Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home.


 

 

Laura Sue Cassidy

May 8, 1939 – October 7, 2012


Laura Sue Cassidy, 73, of Orleans, died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 4:35 p.m. at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, IN.
Born on May 8, 1939 in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Ruby Mitchell Myers.
She was first married to Merle Kern; then to Oliver Gillium, who preceded her in death; and then to Dennis Ray Cassidy in 1992 in Lawrence Co., IN, and he survives. She was a homemaker. She had attended Fayetteville High School. She was a member of the CB Club.
Surviving are her husband, Dennis Ray Cassidy of Orleans; one daughter, Tracy Kern of Indianapolis; one son, Terry Kern of Scottsburg; two stepsons, Bryan Cassidy of Orleans, and Mike Cassidy of Huron; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis White of Heltonville, and Kay Toborg of Bedford; and one brother, Don Myers of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oliver; one son and two brothers.
Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fayetteville Community Church Cemetery, Fayetteville, IN, with burial following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, IN.


 

 

Jeffrey A. Chandler, 50, of Shoals, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. He was born on January 16, 1962 in Washington, Indiana to Forrest F. and Ruth Ann Crays Chandler. He was formerly employed at Kimball's in French Lick and Perfect Fit in Loogootee. Jeff was a volunteer fireman serving with the Town of Shoals Fire Department, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He graduated from the BNL Vocational School in Building Trades.
He will be greatly missed by his family including:
Mother, Ruth Ann Chandler of Shoals
Two brothers, Sonny and Lisa Chandler and Jim and Rosanne Chandler all of Shoals
One nephew, Jeremy & Dayna Chandler of Shoals
One niece, Courtney Chandler of Shoals
Several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Forrest F. Chandler on October 24, 1991. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with Bro. Ed Frost officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Ruby J. Clark, 81, of Bedford, formerly of Paoli, died Saturday, at her residence in Bedford.
Born December 12, 1931, in Breckinridge Co., KY, she was the daughter of Archie H. Lucas and Lula Dugeon Lucas.
She married Hubert "Herb" Clark who preceded her in death on May 19, 1991.
She had been a factory worker and homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Randall H. Rachel Clark, Velpin, IN and Kenneth Donna Clark, Bedford; two daughters, Lorna Miller, Columbus, IN and Janice Gray, Bedford; 12 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; one brother, Roy Lucas, KY; and three sisters, Virginia Smith, Marie Sharp and Mildred Burton, all of KY.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Ricky and Lisa; one great grandchild, Gabriel; two brothers; and two sons-in-law, Jerry Gray and Joseph Miller.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Bro. Frank Ira officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Baptist Cemetery, Orleans.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 Tuesday, and from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.


 

 

Lawrence "Lonnie" Davis, 64, Shoals, passed away at the Loogootee Nursing Center on September 6, 2011 at 8:20 a.m. He was born on June 14, 1947 in Walker County, Georgia to Dewey and Sadie Pierce Davis. He married Olive Gibson on June 13, 1931 in Coalmont, TN, and she survives. He retired from a furniture factory in Dubois, and attended the Shoals Nazareen Church. Survivors include: Two grandsons Alex Lee Bledsoe of Waco, Kentucky
Jason James Davis of Paoli, Indiana
Brother Lloyd Davis of Varnell, GA
Two sisters: Viola Shedd of Dayton, TN
Nellie Hillburn of Lafayette, GA
Preceded in death by a son Lawrence "Gibby" Davis, brothers Clifford, Carl, Robert, Richard, William and Marshall Davis; sisters Imadell Smith, Maude Wilbanks and Lorene Hillburn. Preferred memorials to the American Lung Association.


 

 

Billy Joe Day, 60, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away at his residence on Thursday, August 21, 2014. He was born on August 17, 1954 in Daviess County, Indiana to Earl G. and Elizabeth M. Harris Day. He married Henrietta Marie Johnson on August 22, 1975 at the St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. He was employed at Perfect Fit in Loogootee until the plant closed, but his real passion was farming. He is survived by his wife, Henrietta of Loogootee
Two daughters, Elizabeth, and her husband, David Scott of Beaverton, Oregon
Billie Jo Day, and her husband, Arsen Ablaev of Chicago, Illinois
Two sons, Jonathon G. Day and his wife, Courtney of Loogootee
Keith D. Day, and his wife, Brandi of Vincennes
7 grandchildren
One sister, Carolyn Colglaizer of Loogootee
Two brothers, James E. Day of Bramble
Charles J. Day of Loogootee He is preceded in death by his parents. It was the wish of Mr. Day to be cremated and his family honored his wishes. 
Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee entrusted with the arrangements.


 

 

Lois K. Dearwester, 87, of Loogootee, Indiana, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 9:05 p.m. at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born to Walter and Leoma Stuckey Bough on July 18, 1926 in Martin County, Indiana. She married Al Dearwester in 1958 and he preceded her in death in 1968. Lois worked at Jeffers Garage, Reliance Shirt Factory and Crane QE Lab. Lois was also a caregiver for many of her relatives over the years. Anyone that knew Lois realized her passion was her family, baking, cooking, sharing her baked goods with others and taking care of her loved ones. The grandchildren only knew one birthday cake maker and that was grandma. Lois is the reason her family has stayed so close over the years. If the calendar said Sunday then Lois was cooking up a big meal so her family could all gather and stay engaged with each other's life. One of her recipes was selected as a Grand Champion recipe in the American Profile magazine and later was published in their cookbook. Lois also loved to enter all kinds of contests and giveaways and was very lucky many times through the years. A lot of Lois' hard work was done behind the scenes and may have gone unnoticed by many. We know that was fine with her and basically she was doing what the Bible tells us we should be doing, she was not doing any of this hard work for recognition. As you can see Lois had many interest and a heart full of love but no love was deeper than her love for her children and her grandchildren.
She was also a member of the Shoals American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She is loved and greatly missed by her family, including:
Two sons, Clay and Helen Dearwester and Casey and Jenny Dearwester all of Loogootee
One daughter, Shannon and Andrew Burch of Loogootee
One step-son, Robert Dearwester of Paradise, CA
Grandchildren: Drs. Brooke and Jordon Hawkins, Blair and Todd Baker, Kendall Burch, Kashten Burch, Bailey Dearwester, Karson Burch and Kanton Dearwester all of Loogootee; two great-granddaughters, Lydia and Ayla Hawkins of Loogootee; and one sister, Irene and Jim Hurt of Loogootee.
Several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Ford, Donald, Wendell and Gordon Bough, and one sister Eloise Throop.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Loogootee United Methodist Church, and from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Goodwill Cemetery
Preferred memorials are to the Loogootee United Methodist Church radio ministry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

 

Susan Irene Hoffman Diamond, 48, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on May 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born on March 20, 1965 in Daviess County, Indiana to James Hoffman and Dianna French Hoffman Jones. She was previously married to Darrell W. Diamond. Susan was a graduating member of The Shoals High School Class of 1983, and graduated from Indiana Business College in Vincennes. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Loogootee. She was a homemaker, and a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her family, including,
Daughter, Rachel Lane and Matt Way of Shoals
Son, Tanner W. Diamond of Shoals
One grandson, Kance Hoffman of Shoals
Mother and step-father, Donald and Dianna Jones of Shoals
Sister, Connie and Dan Roush of Shoals
Two nephews and a niece. She is preceded in death by her father, James Hoffman on November 17, 1997 and her daughter, Lacy Nicole Diamond on May 5, 2006. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 1-7:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral will be held on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.


 

 

David E. Dilk, 60, of Shoals, passed away at his residence on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
He was surrounded by his loving family. David was born on June 16, 1951 in Greensburg, Indiana to Ralph and Leona Wingham Dilk. He married Kati Sorrells on January 30, 1998 in Louisville, Ky and she survives. He was a Union Pipefitter Local 392 in Cinncinati, Ohio. Other family includes:
Son David and Debbie Dilk of DuPont, Indiana
Two granddaughters: Juliana and Bella Dilk of DuPont
One brother Neal Dilk of Indianapolis
Two sisters: Ruthe Brown of Tampa, Florida and Mary Ellen Floerke of Indianapolis
Preceded in death by a step-daughter Shambly Sorrells on August 7, 2001 and a sister Dorothy Schraub.


 

 

William Clement Farrell, 83, of Loogootee, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at Loogootee Nursing Center.
Born May 23, 1931 in Loogootee, Indiana, he was the son of John Vernon and Alberta (Padgett) Farrell.
He married Janet Harder on November 28, 1957; and she preceded him in death on January 18, 1998. He later married Eleanor Arvin; and she preceded him in death in 2012.
He was a graduate of Loogootee High School, Class of 1949. He retired from Crane Naval Base in the 1990’s. He was a member of the American Legion Post #61. Mr. Farrell was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Loogootee. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in Korea.
Surviving are three daughters, Joni and Rick Parks, of West Bend, WI, Judith Lynch, of French Lick, and Lisa and Kenny Elliott, of Jasper; one son, Jeffery A. Farrell, of Shoals; seven grandchildren, Seth Dickey, Josh Lynch, Kaci Lynch, Matt Parks, Kyle Parks, Nick Elliott, and Ben Elliott; three great-grandchildren, Colton, Elijah, and Arianna Dickey; three brothers, Jim Farrell, Indianapolis, Al Farrell, Santa Claus, IN, and Larry Farrell, Speedway; and two sisters, Barbara Link, Brownsburg, and Martha Love, Loogootee.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Loogootee, with Father Ken Walker officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call on Monday, 4-8 P.M. at Queen-Lee Funeral home, Shoals.


 

 

Geneva D. Felton, 96, of Spencer, formerly of Shoals, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at the Residence at McCormick's Creek. Geneva was born in Orange County, Indiana to Vergil Cooper Hunter and Flora Ethel Ellis Hunter on December 19, 1917. She married Charles A. "Albert" Felton on May 30, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 16, 1993.
Geneva graduated from high school, and continued her education at Indiana Beauty College. She worked one year in Indianapolis, and retired as a hairstylist at Ethel's Beauty Shoppe in Shoals. She assisted her husband, Albert, for many years with his business, Felton's Auction Service. She was a past active member of the Hindostan Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Martin County Historical Society, and the Shoals Senior Citizens Center. She attended the Dover Hill Church Christ in Christian Union.
She is survived by nieces:
Nina Lee Bosley of Paoli; Margaret Ann Walt of Bedford; Marcella Lindley of Clarksville; Linda Sawyer of Medford, OR; and Marilyn and Don Lehigh of Spencer
Nephews: Gene Fullen and Harold Ray Fullen, both of Anderson; and Michael Owen of Greenwood. Great nieces, nephews and longtime friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister Martha F. Fullen.
Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home on Saturday, December 28, 2013 and will continue until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be made in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Lula Jane Fields, 83, of Shoals, passed away on November 11, 2011 at 2:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. She was the daughter of Virgil Fields, Thelma Gaither and John Bohn. Jane had a wide variety of hobbies that she enjoyed greatly; including, fishing, baking, cooking, cross stitching and playing cards. She collected key chains, eagles and other figurines. A christian, Jane attended many local churches. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aries #2442, Shoals American Legion Ladies Auxillary, and Shoals Senior Citizens Center. Jane worked at the Plainville Canning Factory, and was employed twenty-seven years with Desley Home Fashions in Loogootee. She was also a caregiver and homemaker. Jane loved her family which includes one nephew Dale and Shelly Fields of Loogootee, two nieces Valeria and Doug Sanders of Kokomo and Phyllis and Jerry Jacobs of Iron Station, North Carolina. She has five great nieces and nephews and eight great-great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. Preceded in death by her parents, step-father, and a brother Donald Fields.


 

 

Claudette E. Franklin, 51, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at her residence on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1:40 p.m. She was born on August 22, 1959 in Homestead, Florida to Edmund and Rosie Stone Holt. Her father Edmund survives in MN. She married Mark J. Franklin on October 21, 2005 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. She formerly served as the Clerk Treasurer for the Town of Shoals. She was also a school bus driver and teachers aide for the Shoals Community School Corporation. She graduated from high school in Spokane, Washington, served her country as a Veteran of the United States Navy, and was a member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61. She is survived by her husband Mark of Shoals.
Three daughters: Vanessa June of Indianapolis
Cecilia June of Bloomington
Crystal Danford of Terre Haute
One son David June of Washington
Three step-sons: Josh, Jarret and Justin Franklin of Shoals
Three granddaughters Madison and Zoe Tarr and Terra June
Two brothers Jim Holt of Shoals, and Eddie Holt.
She is preceded in death by her mother and one brother Rick Holt. Preferred memorials are to the Hoosier Uplands Hospice.


 

 

Robert L. Foddrill
July 17, 1927 — May 22, 2010
BEDFORD — Robert L. Foddrill, 82 Bedford, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday at Westview Nusring and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.
Born July 17, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Louis and Macel Rainey Foddrill. He married Delores Shaffer and she preceded him in death in 1985. He then married Flossie Allen in 1986, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2009.
He retired from Lawrence County Beverage and Dunn Memorial Hospital.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.
Survivors include five stepsons, James Lee, and Joe Lee, both of Bedford, Johnny Lee of Martinsville, Jeffery Lee of Bloomington, and Stephen Allen of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Donna Allen of Bloomington, and Karen Mann of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Danny Foddrill and wife Linda of Bedford; one aunt, Mildred Callahan of Bedford, one sister-in-law, Lavella Foddrill of Bedford; three brothers-in-law, Earl Goen, James Goen, and Homer Goen; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and neices, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Greene County, with military honors by the honor guard of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.


 

 

Lester Eugene Gammon, age 78, of Shoals, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the University of Louisville Hospital following several weeks of injury from a burn. Born on December 17, 1937 in Martin County, Indiana, he was the son of the late Roman and Margaret Irene (Terrell) Gammon. He married Judy A. Tedrow on August 10, 1961 and she preceded him in death on July 20, 2000.
Lester graduated from Shoals High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He retired as an explosive supervisor from NSWC Crane in 1993. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries #2442, V.F.W. Post #8559, and Shoals American Legion Post #61.
Surviving are 3 daughters, Terri L. Gammon, Shelly Gammon Emmons and husband Chuck Emmons; and Pamela D. Gammon all of Shoals.
6 grandchildren, Brittany Erwin, Justin Emmons, Lindsey Emmons, Tracy Spurgeon, Jerad Emmons and Harley Gammon; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald Gammon of Shoals; sister, Margaret Campbell of Lexington, IN; brother-in-law, Larry Stroud of Shoals; and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Judy; longtime companion, Marcella Russell; son, Lester E. Gammon Jr in infancy; one brother, Robert Gammon and one sister, Wilma Stroud.


 

 

Hilbert E. George, 77, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at 3:00 p.m. at the Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand, Indiana. Hilbert was born on November 24, 1935 in Shoals, Indiana to Thomas and Vera Holt George. He was formerly employed and retired as a truck-driver for Jefferson Trucking in Shoals, and was a veteran of the United States Army. Hilbert is survived by his family, including,
One daughter, Cindy George of Chandler, Arizona
Two sons: Thomas and Danielle George of Santa Claus Randal and Sara George of Casa Grande, Arizona
Eight grandchildren: Amy, Tricia, Tyler, Ben, Abby, Kendra, Meredith and Megan
Four great-grandchildren: Dakota, Arabella, Mark and Andrew
One brother, Carroll and Roberta George of Dover Hill
Five sisters, Linda and Cletus Bauer of Dover Hill
Jean and Steve Sims of Shiloh
Donna and Robert Downs of Shoals
Marlene and Larry Baugh of Shoals
Mary Ann Kuper of Jasper
Numerous nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by his parents and one brother John "Junior" George. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.


 

 

Nancy Elizabeth Gerkin, age 99, formerly of East First Street in Loogootee, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 31, 2010 at 2:15 a.m. at the Martin County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Nancy was born in Vincennes, Indiana on March 4, 1911 to William and Rosetta Reid Bruner. She married Harry Gerkin on October 1, 1938, and he preceded her in death in 1986. Nancy was a homemaker, and a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church. She was formerly a member of Hindostan United Methodist and the Hindoston Homemakers Club. She is survived by one daughter Marjorie Pielemeier of Loogootee.
Niece Wahneta Felton of Loogootee
Two nephews Bob Bruner of Shoals and William Bruner of Michigan.

Several great nieces and nephews, and several step-grandchildren and great and great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry, and four step-sons Charles W., Leonard, Harry Lee and Roy Allen "Flick" Gerkin. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday 01-06-10 until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Loogootee United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Davis officiating.
Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.


 

 

Wilson Eugene Gibbs, 84, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on November 15, 2010 at 11:45 p.m. at The Waters in Jasper, Indiana. He was born on April 7, 1926 in Shoals, Indiana to Wilson and Cora Mae Payne Gibbs. He married Alma Caroline McGuire in 1992, and she preceded him in death in 1997. He was a self-employed semi owner/operator. He was also a member of the Powell Valley Church, and a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. Survivors include:
One daughter Ida Lea and Robert Schaber of Cuzco.
One granddaughter Tylynn Schaber of Cuzco.
Two brothers Sanely Gibbs of Tacoma, Washington
Harvey Gibbs of Grayland, Washington
One sister Joan Qualkenbush of Shoals.

Preceded in death by parents, wife, one brother Robert Gibbs, three sisters Marjorie Fish, Mary Lou McKibben, Regina Cooper, and two brothers in Infancy. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, with services at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. American Legion Post #61 will accord Military Graveside rites.


 

 

LaVena E. Gibson, age 94, passed away on September 19, 2010 at 11:45 a.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. Lavena E. Finn Gibson was born December 19, 1915 near Leora, Missouri. She was the daughter of Ernest and Virgie Finn Gibson. On October 1, 1937 she was united in marriage to Victor Gibson. To this union seven children were born: Rev. Keith Gibson of Shoals, Russell Gibson of Witchita, KS, Marjorie Scannell of Broken Arrow, OK, Judith Gellerman of Colorado Springs, Co., Mary Jackson of Coweta, OK, and Joel Gibson of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Survivors also include: Thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of fifty-two years, and an infant daughter Rebecca Lynn. LaVena was a faithful helpmeet to her minister husband. She loved ministering to others. For the past sixteen years she made her home with her son, Keith, and his wife, Neoma of Shoals. Visitation will be held at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Weisbach Community Church, where she regularly attended. Rev. James Southerland, Rev, John Ziegler, and Rev. Eugene Gray will officiate. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Oaklahoma.


 

 

Kevin Dean Gibson Phillips, 17, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on June 5, 2015 at Patoka Lake in Orange County. He was born on July 8, 1997 in Washington Indiana to Calvin Gibson and Charlotte Phillips.
Kevin is survived by:
Father, Calvin (Sherry) Gibson of Shoals
Mother, Charlotte Browder of Shoals
Sisters, Inidia Arvin of Loogootee and Julie Lents of Shoals
Five brothers: Donnie Lee Gibson of Loogootee; Adam Gibson of Shoals; Brandon Stone of Shoals; Nicholas Lett of Loogootee and Trevor Moffatt of Loogootee.
Grandfather Larry Kelsey of Ohio; Grandmother Mary Kelsey of Whitfield and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceded in death by grandparents Robert and Polly Gibson Holt.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 and the service will be Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Jessie Goldsberry, age 87, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was born in Martin County, Indiana on May 31, 1923 to Ceasar and Mary Keedy Baker. She married Robert L. Bob Goldsberry on December 21, 1946, and he preceded her in death on August 17, 2003. Jessie retired after fifteen years from NAD Crane, and was employed by Shoals Community School Corp. for fifteen years as an aide. She was a member of the Trinity Springs Christian Church and a graduate of Trinity Springs High School. She is survived by her son James R. and Phyllis Goldsberry of Shoals.
Granddaughters Michelle Goldsberry of Mitchell and Tracey Goldsberry Woosley of Boonville.
Four great grandchildren: Jessica Courtright
Kyle Courtright
Lezlie Hart
Damion Hart
Jessie is survived by many nephews and nieces plus a wealth of close friends in Shoals and the surrounding area. Preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, seven brothers and three sisters. Visitation 4-8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeal home. Service 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

 

Constance "Connie" L. Hankins, 78, of Loogootee, Indiana passed away at her residence at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012. She was born on May 23, 1934 in Fortville, Indiana to Ralph K. and Hazel Lucille Christenberry Bell. She was first married to Kenneth Tedrow and then married Herman Hankins, who are both deceased. Connie was a homemaker and was a babysitter in her younger years. She was a wonderful mom and grandma who loved her family deeply. She could make you laugh even when she was in pain. She will be missed by her family including:
3 sons: Michael L. and Garry W. Tedrow both of Loogootee
Kenneth Eugene Tedrow of Kentucky
2 daughters: Barbara Sue Tedrow of Loogootee and Vickie L. and George D. Brown of Jasper
5 grandchildren: Angie Rod Divine of Washington, Curtis D. Diane Brown of Shoals, Tony Crystal Brown of Jasper, Brian Tedrow and Shantel Tedrow of Washington. Three sisters: Midge Hess and Sandra McCann both of Kansas City, Missouri; and Sue Jones of Indianapolis.
Preceded in death by husbands, parents, grandsons David E. Bim Simmons, Travis Dwayne Tedrow, sister Mabel Tedrow and brothers Ralph Jr. and William Bell.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Cremation will follow.


 

 

Martin N. "Marty" Harder of Dubois, Indiana, formerly of Shoals, passed away at 7:29 a.m. Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born on October 22, 1944 in Martin County, Indiana to Howard and Josephine Bauernfiend Harder. Marty retired after twenty years at Jasper Desk Company. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroads, Sons of the American Legion Post #61 Shoals, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2442. Survivors include two daughters: Denise Harder of Vincenness, Indiana
Susie and Paul Thewes of Celestine, Indiana
One son Roy Gene Harder & Jennifer Hasenour of Dubois
Five grandchildren, one great grandchild
One sister Debbie and Tim Howell of Loogootee
Preceded in death by parents, and one brother Steve Harder.


 

 

Michael A. Harding was born August 25, 1959 at Jasper, Indiana to the late Leo and Wanda Stiles Harding. He died January 18, 2012 at home. He is also survived by:
Sisters - Janice and Jeff Horney of Loogootee, and Debra Harding of home.
Brothers - Eric and Cynthia Harding of Lafayette, and the late Ralph Harding.
Sister-in-law - Patty Harding
Nieces - Amoreena Pitts of Madison, Ala., Morgan Harding of Lafayette
Nephews - Aaron Harding of Minneapolis, Minn., Jesse and Justin Horney of Loogootee
Great-Niece - Tru Pitts of Madison, Ala.
Great-Nephews - Vincent and Remy Harding of Minneapolis, Minn.
Companion of twenty years - Terri Gammon Michael graduated from Shoals High School in 1977 where he was an outstanding athlete in all sports.
He then graduated from Southeastern Jr. College in 1979 where he played baseball as a shortstop. He went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky in 1981 where he played baseball as a third baseman. He taught school in Kentucky for Chester Lee Harding, 83, of Jasper, formerly of Shoals, Indiana, went to his eternal rest at 12:33 a.m. on July 15, 2014 at his residence. Born on May 23, 1931 in Shoals, Indiana, he was the son of Elmer Josiah and Moletha Ann Acton Harding.
Lee graduated from Shoals High School and then joined the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War. He was first married to Mary Louise Walton, and they were parents of a daughter, Lori and a son, Lance. He later married Shanna Karen Dixon and she survives.
A patriot in the truest sense of the word, he loved his country and proudly served as Past Commander of the Shoals American Legion Post #61. He retired after 40 years as a Civil Engineer for the State of Indiana. Lee spent many hours volunteering as a Boy Scout Leader. He was a former member of St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals, and currently a member of St. Mary's Parish in Ireland.
Chester was a friendly fellow whom in his own words, "never met a stranger, just someone I haven't talked to yet". He enjoyed fishing, but his greatest passion was gardening. He enjoyed sharing his abundant harvest with family and friends, and often used his garden goods to "barter". He will be greatly missed by his family, including:
Wife, Shanna Karen Dixon Harding of Jasper
One son, Lance and Nancy Harding of Los Angeles, CA
One daughter, Lori Meyers of Cherry Hill, NJ
One step-son, Rodney "Chip" Dixon, Jr of Winslow
Two step-daughters, Tonda Dixon and Debra Dixon-Weisheit, both of Winslow.
Three grandchildren, Tricia Meyers, Vanessa Harding and Hope Harding.
Six step-grandchildren: Christopher Dixon-Potts, Deidra Braun, Bridget Hargus, Cailen, Corbin and Austin Dixon.
One great-grandson, Landry Braun.
One sister, Alice Lundy of Shoals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and six brothers, Gene, Hubert, Ralph, Joe, Donal and Leo Harding. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. Burial will be in the Patoka Church Williams Cemetery in Wislow, Indiana.10 years before returning to Shoals. He was currently a teacher at Shoals Community Schools, having taught twenty years with the school system. His life was devoted to the school and its students. He was the High School Business-Computer teacher, and sponsored the Shocom yearbook and school newspaper. Over the years, he also coached baseball, basketball, volleyball and cross-country. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Michael to the Leo Harding Memorial Fund with the Martin County Community Foundation that is a fund that supports the Shoals Community Schools' Harding Baseball field. Envelopes will be available at the visitation. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Shoals Community School Gymnasium from 1-7:00 p.m. A private funeral mass will be held.


 

 

Barbara Jean Harker, 87, of Shoals, Indiana passed away at the University of Louisville on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. following a brief illness. Born on June 20, 1928 in Smithville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Rex and Effie (Bledsoe) Hayes.
Her husband Dewey Harker preceded her in death in 1991. Also preceding her in death were her parents, and brother Donald Lee Hayes.

Barbara is survived by her sister Doris Winkle of Shoals, many friends and neighbors, all whom dearly loved her.
Barbara graduated from Shoals High School. In her younger years, she was employed by Sherfick Music Company, and retired after twenty-nine years of service from the office of National Gypsum. Barbara was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Loogootee,Shoals Fraternal Order of Eagles #2442 and Loogootee V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.
Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.The Loogootee V.F. W. Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery.


 

 

 

 

David L. Harris, 70, of Looootee, Indiana passed away at 6:10 a.m. July 9, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 9, 1942 in Washington, Indiana to Otto and Agnes Rodgers Harris. He married Donna Kaye Spradlin of Lynnville, Indiana on December 31, 1967. He was a 1960 graduate of Loogootee High School and a graduate of Eastern Illnois University receiving a degree in secondary eduation and admnistration. He was a teacher and administrator in Illinois for several years. He was a retired businessman who owned the former Midwest Printing Company and WKMD radio station. He also served two terms on the Loogootee School Board. He is survived by his wife Donna Kaye Spradlin Harris, three daughters, Michelle Jeff Fee of Greenwood, Indiana, Kimberly Harris of Redlands, CA, and Kindra Harris of Redlands, CA. He is also survived by his two sisters, Carolyn James Waller of Evansville, IN, Joann Tony Nonte of Washington, IN, one brother, James Harris of Port St. Lucie, FL, and aunt Wava Reister of Washington. He was an avid fan of Loogootee High School sports and Indiana University Basketball. He enjoyed spending his time walking his grand dog, Bogey, and traveling to California to visit his daughters.


 

  

Dorothy Ann Hart, 74, of Loogootee, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 29, 2011 at her residence. She was born on January 7, 1937, in Knox County, Indiana to George Lawrence and Ethel Gerkin Hart. Dorothy retired from Perfect Fit in Loogootee, and was a member of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. She is survived by one sister, Sue Cole of Bellevue, Nebraska, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Kathleen Zinser, Martha Gaffinet and Elizabeth "Betty" Johnson, two brothers, Robert and William L. Hart, and a sister and brother in infancy.


 

 

Richard E. Hartley, 42, of Shoals, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. at his residence. He was born on March 17, 1971 in Evansville, Indiana to Richard Lee and Frances Durham Hartley. Prior to becoming disabled, Richard worked for Kimball and Jasper Rubber Products He was a member of the Shoals Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2442. He is survived by his father, Richard Hartley of Evansville
Mother, Frances & Joe Beal of Shoals
Brother, David & Diane Hartley of French Lick
Three sisters, Sherry & Calvin Gibson of Shoals Jodi Jones of Washington
Michael & Robert Burton of Indianapolis
Nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.


 

 

Donald Isaacs, 89, of Loogootee, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at the Daviess Community Hospital in Washington. He was born on January 26, 1922 in Hamilton County, Illinois to William A. and Lucy Hutchcraft Isaacs. He married Juanita Barnfield in Illinois. He was owner and operator of Isaccs Sawmill in Loogootee, attended Faith Holiness Church, and was a Army Veteran of World War II. Donald is survived by four daughters:
Kathryn and Ed Venters of Loogootee
Debbie Terry of Shoals
Judy Isaacs of Louisianna
Deanna and Carl Porter of Loogootee
Four sons: Darrell and Teresa Isaacs of Loogootee
Robert and Selina Isaacs of Petersburg
James and Sandy Isaacs of Loogootee
Tom and Rhonda Isaacs of Loogootee
Sixteen grandchildren, one of whom, Lisa Osborne has been his caretaker; and nineteen great grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers Preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, a son-in-law John Terry and a grandson, Donnie Venters. Services will be held at 1:30 on Thursday January 5, 2012 at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee.
Visitation from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial in Goodwill Cemetery.

 


 

 

Donald C. Johnson, 78, of Shoals, passed away on September 28, 2011 at 3:40 a.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. He was born on December 31, 1932 in Shoals, Indiana to Harley and Ellen Tabor Cox, and after the death of his mother he was adopted by Charles L. and Laura Gibbs Johnson. He married Bonita "Bonnie" Kerns on July 15, 1952 in French Lick, Indiana, and she survives. Donald graduated from Shoals High School. He then served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from N.A.D. Crane and was later self-employed as an carpenter. Other survivors include a daughter Donna Sue Johnson of Shoals.
Son Rick and Inger Johnson of Shoals
Two grandsons: Jeremiah and Scott Johnson of Shoals
A sister Gladys Hall of French Lick
One Brother Warren Cox of Vincenness
Brother-in-Law Harvey Abel of Shoals Preceded in death by his parents, five sisters Dorothy Abel, Nancy Cox, Lorraine Gammon, Maurice Tedrow and Ada Buffington.

 


 

 

Rena Fay Pinnick Johnson, 74, of Greenwood, formerly of Shoals, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 8:35 a.m. at the Kindred Care and Rehabilitation Center in Greenwood. Born in Detroit, Michigan on November 17, 1936 to Robert Perry and Lorena Ralph Moseley, she first married Carl Thomas Pinnick on October 9, 1956, and he preceded her in death on November 30, 1986. She then married Dale Johnson and he preceded her in death on July 7, 1993. She graduated from Rochester Michigan High School Class of 1955, and was a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter Debra Wood, and her husband Scott, of Greenwood.
Three granddaughters: Emily Wood of Greenwood
Erin Sims of Greenwood
Elaina Tavorn of Indianapolis
One great-grandson Landon Wood of Greenwood
One brother James W. Moseley of North Dakota.
Preceded in death by parents, husbands, and one brother Bobby Dean Moseley.


 

 

Shirley J. Johnson, 65, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. at her residence in Shoals. She was born in Whitesburg, KY on June 12, 1946 to Tandy and Susie Lucas Craft. She married Donald P. Johnson on August 28, 1963 in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband Donald of Shoals
Four daughters: Joanie Johnson of Plainville
Norma Collis of Plainville
Donna Boyd of Plainville
Nancy Reed of Shoals
One son William Joseph Johnson of French Lick
Three sisters and two brothers.
Eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Richard Johnson on May 7, 2005, five brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with funeral services on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

 

David Eugene Johnson, 59, of Birdseye, Indiana, passed away at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 4:24 p.m. He was born on November 26, 1952 at Indian Springs, Indiana to Harold Eugene and Vivian Wilson Johnson. He was employed at Jasper Engines & Transmissions and was a veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. David was an avid NASCAR fan and greatly loved his dogs Peanut and Sassy. He will be forever loved and missed by: Wife, Cathy Jane Tedrow Johnson
Step-children, Kristy, Richard, Pam and Kim
9 step-grandchildren
Sisters: Ruth Ann & Raymond Asbell of Loogootee and Sharon & Tony Stone of Shoals
Brother: Donnie Johnson of Huntingburg Preceded in death by his father; half-brother, Bobby Sorrells and nephew, Kyle Johnson. Visitation will be from 11:00 am. until the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military rites.

 


 

Gladys K. Bauernfiend Jones, 89, of Shoals, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 11, 2012 at 10:10 a.m. at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.
She was born on June 29, 1922 to George and Margaret Hemmerlein Bauernfiend. She married Cleo Jones on September 24, 1953 at Dubois, Indiana and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2011.
She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Gladys was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroads.
She is survived by one son Elvis "Bob" Jones of Shoals
One daughter Kathy Jo and Gene Thewes of Huntingburg
One granddaughter Meagan and Kyle Chase of Ferdinand
One grandson Ryan and Shay Thewes of Nashville, TN
Two great-grandchildren Kylie and Trey Thewes.
One sister Elsie Webber of Jasper
Several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Cleo, sisters Evelyn Cooper, Arnetta Wininger and Josephine Harder, three brothers, Elvis, Leo and Norman Bauernfiend.
Visitation is Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 15, 2012
at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroads with Pastor Mary Posting officiating.
Burial in the church cemetery.
Preferred memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church Dubois Crossroads.

 


 

Cheryl Lee Jones, 59, formerly of Loogootee, passed away at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Born October 13, 1953, in Washington, she was the daughter of Leo R. and Mary E. Lynch Jones.
A graduate of Shoals High School, she was formerly an employee of National Gypsum in Shoals, and attended the Shoals Christian Church.
She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Michael D. and Laudonna Jones of Franklin; one sister Anita Tuttle of Virginia, two nephews, Christopher R. Jennifer Jones of Chesterton and Tyler Tuttle of Shoals; one niece, Sarah M. Jones of Franklin; and two great-nieces, Rebecca Mary Elizabeth Jones and Olivia Grace Jones both of Chesterton.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Roger, and a sister, Rebecca Jones.
The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals. Visitation is from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home

 


 

Cleo W. Jones, 89, of Shoals, passed away Tuesday at 5:51 a.m. at the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.
Born May 18, 1922 in Martin County, he was the son of Elvis and Elizabeth Neukam Jones. A 1941 graduate of Shoals High School, he was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Dubois Crossroads, and a lifelong farmer in Martin County.
He is survived by his wife Gladys K. Bauernfiend Jones, whom he married September 24, 1953, in Dubois County; one daughter Kathy Thewes of Huntingburg; one son Elvis "Bob" Jones of Dubois; one graddaughter Meagan Chase of Ferdinand; one grandson Ryan Thewes of Nashville, TN; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Orville, Wilmer, Clarence, Walter, Carl and Roger in infancy; and two sisters Esther Parrotte and Eva Cowles.


 

 

June L. Jones, 71, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on October 3, 2014 at 1:11 a.m. at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born on July 24, 1943 in Traverse City, Michigan to Harley and Thelma Bowman Cook. June married Garry E. Jones on October 9, 1998 in the Bahamas. She attended high school in Michigan and obtained a secretarial degree from Oakland City College. She retired after many years of service as the Shoals High School Treasurer. June was a member of the Shoals Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Garry of Shoals.
One daughter, Cheryl Dobson Pickel, and her husband Bob, of Shoals
Step-daughter, Melissa Cooper, and her husband Eric, of Dubois
Two step-sons, Mark Jones, and his wife Julie, of Orleans
Darrin Jones, and his wife Julie, of Shoals
Step-grandchildren, Amelia Cooper, Blake Cooper, Austin Myers, Madison Jones, and Darrin Ray Jones.
Sister, Loris Meadors of Edmund, OK
June was preceded in death by her parents, son Curt Dobson, daughter-in-law Ardis Dobson, grandson Matt Pickel and two brothers Carl and Harry Cook.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held Sunday, on October 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

 


 

Debra R. Kearby, 49, of Shoals, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:56 a.m. at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born on December 26, 1961 in Daviess County, Indiana to Deb Vowell and Marge Meadows. She married
Ronald Kearby on April 16, 1994 at the Hickory Ridge Church in Shoals. Debra was formerly employed by Chastains Flowers, Video Magic, Faytastic Pizza, and was a substitute teacher for Shoals Community Schools. Graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1980 and Vincennes University Jasper Campus. Attended Powell Valley Church. Family includes: Husband Ronald of Shoals
Daughters: Jessica Kearby of Bloomfield
Kacia Cunningham of Winslow
Son Dustin Kearby of Jasper
Four grandchildren: Ivory, Izik and Izayah Jackson, and Jazlyn Kearby.
Three sisters: Judy Shannon of Sunbright, TN; Sharon Hembree of Shoals, and Michelle Carrico of Odon. Two brothers Gary Taylor of Glendale, Arizona, and John Vowell of Linton. Preceded in death by parents and one brother Tony Taylor.


 

 

Carol M. Keyes, 80, of Shoals, Indiana, formerly of Missouri, went to her eternal home on June 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at IU Health Bloomington. She was born on March 25, 1934 in Marion, Ohio to Theodore C. and Bessie Swank Van Dyke. She married the love of her life, Murray A. Keyes on September 5, 1954 at the Broadway United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Carol graduated from high school and then attended Kansas University where she was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She was an extremely talented artist, who used her artistic skills to broaden her career in drafting and as a lighting consultant. She was a longstanding member of the Federated Garden Clubs of America, and was recognized as a master gardener. Carol traced her family genealogy to the Brewster family lineage, passengers on the Mayflower Voyage to America. She was also a member of the St. Louis Regional Artist Guild and a chapter member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by:
Her husband of fifty-nine years, Murray A. Keyes of Shoals One son, Brian Peter and Martha Luz Keyes of Key West, Florida
Two daughters, Michelle and Terry Quinn of Shoals
Kirsten and Kenneth Benson of Wenztville, MO
Five grandchildren, Blake Benson, Mikalia and Liam Greene, Chris and Stephanie Janssen.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother in infancy.


 

 

Rev. Paul Dean Keys, age 76, of Shoals, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center in Jasper. Born on August 27, 1939 in Jasper County, Illinois he was the son of Lorance and Bertha (Walters) Keys. He married Norma Perisho on June 5th, 1959 in Casey, Illinois.
Paul graduated from Oblong High School and furthered his education at Frankfort Pilgrim College in Frankfort, Indiana. He and his wife Norma served Wesleyan congregations throughout Indiana, including pastorates in Wheatland, Medora, Linton, and the Crystal Community Church. He currently attended the Weisbach Community Church in Shoals.
Survivors include:
Mother, Bertha Keys of Oblong, Illinois
Wife, Norma Keys of Shoals
Two daughters, Pauletta and husband Vaughn Montgomery of Shoals; Brenda and husband Tracy Moore of Loogootee; son Bruce and wife Brenda Keys of Wheatland; eight grandchildren, Denise Sanders, Darrell Montgomery, Jeannette Estes, Jennifer Montgomery, Jeffrey Keys, Alicia Moore, James Moore and Damaris Moore; 3 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nina Sutton of Indianapolis; brothers, Roy Keys and Chester Keys both of Oblong, Illinois; Rodger Keys of Peotone Illinois; James Keys and Estell Keys both of Willow Hill, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father and a brother Charles Keys in infancy.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and the service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.


 

 

Willie D. King, 72, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, at 5:57 a.m. at his home in Shoals. He was born on September 26, 1940 in Jackson County, Kentucky to John and America "Merkie" Marcum King. He married Patricia Tanner on August 21, 1982 in Liberty, Indiana. Willie was a truck driver and attended the Dover Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union. He will be greatly missed by his family including:
Wife Pat of Shoals
Three daughters: Dian Philbeck of Liberty Dana and Rancer Huntington of Liberty Tish and Eric Doane of Shoals
Two sons: Jackie and Kelly King of Columbia, SC
Delbert King of Liberty
Twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren
Two sisters Sue Geiling Centerville
Vonnie Clarkston of Richmond
Two brothers: Monroe King of Connersville
Tom Madden of Kentucky
Preceded in death by parents, one sister Ina King and three brothers James King, Harlan Whittamore, and Lonzo King. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Cremation will follow and a Celebration of Life will be held later this month in Liberty, Indiana.
Preferred memorials are to the Martin County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

 

Edith F. Lane, 55, of Shoals, Indiana passed away at her home on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 4:30 a.m. She was born in Hendricks County, Indiana on November 14, 1960. She married David R. Lane on Valentine’s Day in 2000.
Edith was a homemaker and a member of the French Lick Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by her mother, Norma Wilson of Plainfield
Husband, David R. Lane of Shoals
4 sons, John Kindley of Odon; Joe Kindley of Shoals; Rocky Morton of Shoals and Rusty Bonham of Shoals
Grandchildren: Hannah Kindley, Savannah Kindley, Elijah Morton, Brooke Kindley and Jordyn Kindley
3 step-grandsons
3 brothers, David Brickert, Jimmy Brickert and Randy Brickert all of Plainfield
1 sister, Kathy Brickert of Plainfield
Several nieces and nephews
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in the Hindostan Cemetery.

 




William "Bill" James Lee, 83, passed away peacefully at 5:09 a.m. at his residence on July 23, 2012 with his wife Emily and daughter Diana by his side. Bill was born on February 2, 1929 in Lost River Township to Walter Lee and Edna Ragsdale Lee Wolf. He married Emily B. Lindley on October 13, 1950 at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Bedford. He will be deeply missed by his family, including, wife Emily of Shoals
Daughters Diana Roy Key of Bedford
Billie Kay Bruce Terwiske of Ireland
Shelley Ron Allbright of French Lick
3 grandsons: Barrett Lee Allbright, Brent Terry and Bryant Trambaugh.
7 Great-grandchildren: Cassandra and Nicole Terry, David and Daniel Allbright, Kayla, Carson and Coen Trambaugh.
1 half-brother Lester Wolf of Olney, Illinois
Bill was very active within the Shoals Community. Mr. Lee was a 57 year member of the White River Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. He was a former prescient committeeman for Southeast Halbert Township, served on the advisory board of Lost River Township, and was a proud member for 59 years of Shoals American Legion Post #61, and V.F.W. Post #8589. He served his country from 1950-1952 in the United States Army during the Korean War in the 101st Signal Battalion as a pole lineman behind enemy lines. He retired from National Gypsum Company after 30 years of service, and also worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation and Crane Ammunition Depot following his retirement. He was a 1948 graduate of Shoals High School and a member of Waggoner's Chapel. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Waggoner Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Kevin Quinn will officiate. Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.


 

 

Lisa Kay Lents, age 53, of Loogootee, Indiana, passed away on Thursday at her residence. She was born on March 4, 1957 in Guam, Phillippines to George Byron and Dorothy Cooley Robinson. Lisa is survived by:
Her mother Dorothy "Dottie" Tucka of Wisconsin.
One daughter Laura Leigh Stevens Troutman, and her husband, Patrick of Shoals.
One brother Jeremiah Daniel and Amanda Stevens of Maryland. Five grandchildren: Christian David Stevens, Hannah Leigh Stevens, Shana Colleen Troutman, Ashlyn Grace Troutman, and Max Douglas Troutman.
One sister Renee Robinson of Alburquerque, New Mexico.
Preceded in death by father and one sister Denise Patterson, grandparents Percy and Eldina Robinson, George and Zola Cooley, and Laverne Walton. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial in Goodwill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

 


 

George Lindley, 85, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on May 10th 2012 at the Martin County Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Loogootee. George was born in Toledo, Ohio on September 23, 1926 to George and Anna Haskins Lindley. He moved to Shoals in 1966.
He is survived by his loving wife of forty-three years, Louise Wininger Lindley; children, Beverly Lindley of Naples, Florida, Patricia Lindley, Fairlawn, Ohio, Jeffery Bonnie Lindley of Holland, Ohio; step-children, Wilma Doug Edwards of Bloomington, Roger Flora Sanders of Petersburg; fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
George retired from Crane in 1989. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II. He greatly enjoyed golfing, playing the guitar and organ, watching the Colts play and morning coffee meetings with his buddies. George loved his cats. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 13, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at the funeral home with Rev. Claude Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shoals Church of the Nazarene.

 


 

Martha J. Lundy, 94, of Dover Hill, went to be with her Lord & Savior on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 4:40 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born on January 28, 1919 in Martin County to Stephen and Mary Clements Westhafer. Martha married Woodrow Lundy on November 16, 1935 in Martin County and they were blessed with seventy years together before he passed away on June 18, 2006.
She graduated from Robinson School in 1932 in Martin County, and was a member of the Dover Hill Christian Union Church. Martha worked along with her husband farming, and was a cheerful homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, making numerous quilts, tending to her flower beds, crafting, and babysitting her grandchildren. Her greatest joy was her family, including: Sons: Leland D. & Janette Lundy of Brazil
Steve & Lori Lundy of Loogootee
Daughter, Sue Baker of Shoals
16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren.
Several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Dwight Wilson Lundy and Virgil Lundy, one daughter Joyce Ragens, four brothers, Ralph, Wilber, Dewey and Marion "Francis" Westhafer; and one sister Mary Sparks.
Visitation will be on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with funeral services on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Mount Union Cemetery. Rev. Larry Downs will officiate the service.


 

 

Thomas R. McCauley, 66, of Shoals, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on December 24, 2013 at his residence in Shoals, Indiana.
He was born on June 30, 1947 in Washington, Indiana to Robert and Virginia Helms McCauley. He married Brenda Erwin on June 15, 1967 in Loogootee.
Tom attended St. John's School in Loogootee; however, he graduated from Loogootee High School. He served in the National Guard, and worked at National Gypsum for thirty-five years prior to becoming disabled. He was a member of the Church On The Way in Washington. Mr. McCauley was a loving grandfather and his grandchildren were his life.
He is survived by:
Wife, Brenda of Shoals
Two sons, Steve McCauley of Shoals
Brian and Priscilla McCauley of Shoals
Five grandchildren: Courtney Otero, Amber Royston, Braxton McCauley, Brayden Souerdike and Addison McCauley.
He has one sister.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Visitation only will be from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

 


 

John Addison “Johnny” McGuire III, 52, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016. Born in Jasper, Indiana on June 9, 1963 he was the son of John McGuire Jr and Muriel Geraldine (Jenkins) McGuire.
Johnny obtained his GED, was disabled and served in the United States Army.
He is survived by a brother, Keith, and his wife, Karla McGuire of French Lick; sisters, Patricia Collins of Plainfield; Carolyn McGuire of Indianapolis; Yvonne Abel, and husband, Dave of Bloomington; and Pamela, and husband, Joe Reed of Avon.; 9 nieces and nephews; and 8 great nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Stephen Wayne McGuire in infancy.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery


 

 

George E. McKibben, 86, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on September 15, 2013 at 5:16 p.m. at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Shoals, Indiana on July 31, 1927 to James and Violet Patterson McKibben. He married Mary Lou Gibbs and she preceded him in death on August 5, 1985. George was an electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Evansville. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, and a member of the Shoals American Legion Post #61. He attended Martin County Schools.
He is survived by,
Special friend, Judith Jones of Shoals
Four sons, Ronnie, Danny, Shelby and Brian McKibben all of Shoals.
Eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Sister, Elsie Jackson of Indianapolis He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Dennis Lee McKibben , and one brother Charles McKibben.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Shoals American Legion Post #61 will accord military graveside rites.

 


 

Ruth Esther Mitchell, age 85, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2010 at Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center in Jasper. She was born on October 24, 1925 in Bedford, Indiana to Leander Puckett and Pearl Dorman Puckett. Ruth married Robert D. Mitchell on September 21, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1981. She was a homemaker, and formerly worked at Walls and Walls Insurance Agency and at Crane N.A.D. Ruth graduated with the Bedford High School Class of 1943. She was a member of the Dover Hill Christian Union, and former member of the Jug Rox Grandmothers Club, Shoals Senior Citizens, and the Bedford Moving On Club. She is survived by two daughters:
Elizabeth K. Gibelyou of Springville
Phyllis M. Witt of Shoals
One son David D. Mitchell of Shoals
Five grandchildren: Douglas Bridges, Robert Witt, Timothy Witt, Tammy Reas, and Vickie Mitchell. Nine great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, husband, one son Philip L. Mitchell, and three brothers Wayne, Wilbur, and Paul

 


 

 

Harley L. Neideffer, 95, of Dover Hill, Indiana passed away on March 29, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at his residence, with his wife Lotus, by his side. He was born on June 24, 1917, in Martin County, Indiana near Loogootee to Soloman Andrew and Lula Grace Vanwinkle Neideffer. Harley was the last of his family of nine siblings, including, five brothers and three sisters. He first married Juilann Vanderstraten on June 28, 1936. They were married for sixty-three years. He then married Lotus J. Neideffer on July 15, 2000 and settled in Dover Hill. He is survived by:
Wife, Lotus of Dover Hill
Son, Ronald Neideffer of Reed City, Michigan
Granddaughter, Tammy Trefil Daryl Maple Rapids, Michigan
Grandson, Ronald Lee Neideffer, Jr of Reed City, Michigan
Six great-grandsons
Three step-children, six step-grandchildren, five step great-great grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by his parents, wife Juilann in 1999, and one daughter Betty Jean. Mr. Neideffer was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as a tailgunner during World War II and was a member of the VFW Perrinton, Michigan.
He was the Under Secretary of State in Michigan, retiring in 1980. Local visitation will be held on Sunday evening March 31 from 4-6:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Visitation, services and burial will be held in Michigan on Tuesday.


 

  

Eric Lee Nigg, 53, Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 7:00 a.m. at his residence in Shoals, Indiana. He was born on March 24, 1958 in Washington, Indiana to Bill Nigg and Norma Sorrells Collins. He was a rail foreman with CSX railway, graduate of Shoals High School Class of 1976, and served his country as in the United States Marine Corps. Eric was also a member of the St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, American Legion Post #61, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2442. He is survived by two brothers:
John R. Collins of Shoals
Matthew J. Collins of Indianapolis
Uncles: Loren Sorrells of Spotsville, Ky
Lawrence "Son" Sorrells of Shoals
Charles Sorrells of Montgomery
Two aunts: Alice Boyd of Shoals and Ema Lou Lines of French Lick
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents

 


 

Robert Wayne Norman, 70, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 5:30 a.m. at the Loogootee Nursing Center. Mr. Norman was born on June 12, 1939 in Martin County, Indiana to Henry and Violet Sanders Norman. He married Donna Dixon on August 11, 1965 in West Baden, Indiana. Robert retired after thirty-two years of service from General Motors as a laborer. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Surviving are his wife Donna of Shoals.
Three sons: Steve Norman of Jasper.
Robert and Darla Phillips of Indianapolis.
Timothy and Jennifer Norman of Shoals.
Two daughters: Margaret Wilhamn of Indianapolis.
Karen and Jerry Alltop of Noblesville.
Nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Two sisters: Jewel Sherfick of Terre Haute
Betty French of Shoals.
One brother Donald Tolbert of North Vernon.
Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Private burial will be at a later date.

 


 

 

Karen S. Norman, 54, of Shoals, Indiana passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center. She was born on October 26, 1956 in Shoals, Indiana to Myron E. "Mike" and Thelma "Patsy" Richardson Hopkins. She married James E. "Pup" Norman, and he survives. She was a 1974 graduate of Shoals High School, a member of the West Shoals Church of Christ, and former owner of the Jones Cafe. She was previously employed at Velma's Diner. Other survivors are one son Larry Jones of Trinity Springs; one brother William Lee Hopkins of Shoals; sisters Debbie LaBarge of Shoals; Connie Taylor of Elnora; and a special sister Kathy Tolbert of Shoals. Memorial donations may be made to the Norman Family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 


 

 

Donna Rose Norman, 73, of Shoals, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center in Jasper. Born on July 28, 1942 in French Lick, Indiana she was the daughter of the late John R. and Margaret Helen (Noble) Dixon. Her husband Robert W. Norman preceded her in death on June 1, 2010.
She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.
Donna is survived by 3 sons, Steve W. Norman of Jasper; Robert W. Phillips of Indianapolis; Timothy W. Norman of Shoals; 2 daughters, Margaret Helen Wilhelm of Mooresville and Karen Ruth Alltop of Noblesville; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Karen Stone of Martinsville; Kay Sanders of French Lick; and brother, Steven R. Dixon of Mooresville.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert W. Norman; brother, John R. Dixon, and sister Dana Ruth Johnson.
In keeping with the wishes of Donna, cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service.

 


 

 

 

Joseph B. Padgett, 53, of Loogootee, died at 10:03 a.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Born February 5, 1958 in Washington, IN, he was the son of Joseph Earl and Betty Jo Cline Padgett.
He was married to Linda Mann on October, 26 2003 and she preceded him in death.
He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and served in the United States Army.
Surviving are two sons: Timothy Joseph Padgett of Duft and Ronald Matthew Padgett of Indianapolis; two daughters: Mandy Jo Padgett Rushville and Nakeya Padgett of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters Barbara "Dee Dee" Young of Loogootee, Marie Ann Bateman of Peru; one step-brother Russell Joe Padgett of Mississippi; several nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by parents, wife, one nephew and his companion dog "Sly"
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee on Sat., Dec. 17, 2011. There will be no service and cremation will follow.

 


 

 

Barbara F. Patton, 64, of Shoals, Indiana passed away at 12:12 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015 at University of Louisville, Hospital. Born on April 7, 1950 in Crawford County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harold and Cornealia (Kemp) Patton.
Barbara is survived by her long-time companion, Bobby Holt of Shoals.
She attended Shoals Baptist Church and currently attended The River Church in Shoals. She was previously employed by Carefree in Paoli. Barbara loved to read the Bible and do word searches.
She will be missed by her friends in Shoals and her little Chihuahua dog.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and a brother in infancy.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2014 until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Pastor Ed Farhar will officiate the service

 


 

 

Charles Robert Payne, 51, of Shoals, Indiana passed away on July 22, 2010 at 7:03 p.m. at the Daviess Community Hospital. He was born on October 12, 1958 in Washington, Indiana to Charles J. and RuthAnn Sanders Payne. Charles married Lois Landers on October 2, 1976 in Shoals, Indiana, and she survives. Other survivors include: His mother RuthAnn and Donald Willyard of Loogootee, Indiana
Father Charles J. and Linda Kay Payne of Washington, Indiana
Daughters Amy Payne and Eric Troutman
Melissa Wilson and Chad Dorsey
Three grandchildren: Cody Troutman, Madison Wilson, and Rolen Wilson, whom is deceased.
Two step-grandchildren Malyia and Tryndyll Dorsey of Shoals
One brother George and Darlene Payne of Loogootee
One sister Charlene Underhill of Washington
Two step-brothers Mark Wininger of Shoals, and Kevin Wininger of Loogootee
One step-sister Pam Belmore of Indianapolis. He was employed by Indiana Department of Natural Resources at the Martin County State Forest for thirty years. Charles was active in the Shoals Fraternal of Eagles Aries #2442, Shoals Sons of The American Legion, and American Legion Riders of Shoals. Visitation will be from 2:00-7:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Bro. Pat McDaniel will officiate the service.

 


 

 

Maxine Payne, 89, of Shoals, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:40 p.m. at the Core Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dale. She was born on January 10, 1923 in Mitchell, Indiana to Frank and Lola Dooley Spaulding. Maxine married Henry Payne on January 25, 1947 in Martin County and he preceded her in death in 1990. She was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter Jeanette Payne Wade of Shoals
Two sons: Leroy and Larry Payne of Shoals
Three granddaughters: Crystal Spears, Heather Tredway, and Cassie Payne.
One grandson James Payne
Two great-granddaughters Brooke Tredway and Tatum McNalley
One brother Wilber Spaulding of Camby, Indiana
Preceded in death by parents, husband, two sons Felix and Stanley Payne, a daughter Deloris Payne, two sisters Mary and Opal, brother James, and son-in-law Tony Wade.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Shoals


 

 

Frank D. Pendley, 67, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 3:55 p.m. at the Medco Center in French Lick. He was born in Martin County, Indiana on July 8, 1943 to George and Juanita Nelson Pendley. He married Deloris Hall on March 19, 1965 in Orange County, and she survives. He was a truck driver and a member of the Natchez Church. Other relatives include daughers Terri Terry Jones of Orleans; Kelly Alan Hager of Orleans; one son Joshua Melinda Pendley of Huron; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Also, three brothers Wayne Pendley of Powell Valley; Tom Pendley of Roland; and Larry Pendley of French Lick. Two sisters Jane Archer of Shoals and Robyn Purkhiser of West Baden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son Eric.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at 1:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.
Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery. Preferred memorials to the charity of choice.

 


 

 

Anthony Peek, 47, of Evansville, Indiana, formerly of Shoals, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:00 a.m. at his residence in Evansville. He was born on September 19, 1963 to David Peek and Lorraine Sims Peek. He married Vinnie Morrison, and she precedes him in death. Anthony was of the Methodist Faith. He is survived by:
Mother Lorraine Sims Crutchfield, and her husband Tom, of Arlington, Texas.
Two sons: Russell and James Peek both of Dover Hill, Indiana
Brother Tyler Black of Arlington, Texas
Sisters: Candace Hawkins of Shoals; and Brandy Richardt of Princeton, Indiana
Grandmothers: Mrs. Evelyn Peek of Bloomington, and Mrs. Alice Smith of Redlands, CA.
Aunts Leona Okeefe and Cathy Albright of Corydon, Indiana.
Five nieces and nephews.
Close friend, Roy Lovell.
Preceded in death by his father, wife, and grandfathers Jack Peek and Frederick Loren Sims.


William Gollen "Golden"  Green

September, 1887

Courtesy of Lisa Hendrixson

 

Another Old Citizen Gone

 

Monday night William Golden Green was found by Night Police John James wandering half clad, on the street near the site of his building recently destroyed by fire. He was found to be in a state of high fever, and was taken home and Dr. Plummer called in, who pronounced it congestion of the brain. From that time he sank rapidly until he died at 6:30 Wednesday morning.

 

Mr. Green was born in Shelby County, Kentucky November 2, 1828. He  was married to Mary Hendrickson on May 12, 1851, from which union were born nine children, six of whom survive him with their mother as follows:

 

Mrs. Mary J. Trueblood, Mrs. Lizzie Ryan, Mrs. Ella Cochal, Andrew Green, Mrs. Mima Phelan and Miss Lulu Green. Interment will take place today  at the Green family grave yard in Lost River Township.