Our Obituaries

Marilyn Joan Fulford

August 24, 1938 - August 16, 2017

Marilyn Joan Fulford, 78, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born in New Market, IN on August 24, 1938 to Kenneth and Dorothy (Barger) Amick. She retired from Indiana University where she was in charge of the laundry. Marilyn loved playing Bingo, sewing and big family holiday dinners. Marilyn is survived by her two children,...
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Edith Ferguson Holm

March 25, 1926 - August 6, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Edith "Edie" (Ferguson) Holm was born March 25, 1926, in Wellsville, Ohio, to William James Ferguson and Silvia May (McDevitt) Ferguson.In high school she played basketball, was a member of the Glee Club and Girl Reserves, worked on the school newspaper and yearbook, and was invited to be a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1943, and...
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Benjamin Wayne Sears

May 10, 1963 - August 5, 2017

Benjamin Wayne Sears, Jr, age 54, of Bloomington, died Saturday evening, Aug. 5 at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born May 10, 1963 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Benjamin Wayne Sears, Sr. and Florence Ann (Murphy) Sears. Benjamin had received a bachelor degree and attended Vineyard Community Church. He loved to fish, especially for bass.Benjamin is survived by his sister,...
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Kizzi Ann Stultz

January 21, 1933 - July 19, 2017

Kizzi Ann (Sullivan) Stultz, age 84, of Carmel, formerly of Bloomington, died Wednesday July 19 in the Carmel Health and Living Center. Born January 21, 1933 in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Jack and Tina Jane (Stannard) Sullivan. She married her husband, George Stultz, in 1962.Kizzi retired as a Special Needs Teacher. Kizzi is survived by one son, Gary Stultz, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,...
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Margaret Page

March 30, 1947 - July 14, 2017

Margaret A. "Peggy" Page died unexpectedly at her home Friday morning, July 14 in Bloomington. Born March 30, 1947 in Mattoon, Illinois, she was the daughter of Glenn O. and Margaret (Davis) Owens. She worked as a dental assistant and receptionist for Dr. Huff and Dr. Peffley. She was an active and founding member of Psi Iota Xi social sorority, a member of the Bloomington Lions Club and also St....
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Ronald Linn Olsen

November 9, 1955 - July 13, 2017

Ronald Linn Olsen, 61 of Bloomington died Thursday, July 13, 2017 in his home. He was born November 9, 1955 in Martinsville to Raymond Richard Olsen and Ruth Janette Spradling Olsen. Survivors include his brother, Roger Leon Olsen, and wife Kay of Bloomington; two nephews, Ryan Todd Olsen (Kelly) and Randy Joseph Olsen (Kristy) all of Bloomington; three great nephews, Hunter Ryan Olsen,...
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Leona M. Campbell

April 13, 1927 - July 8, 2017

Leona M. Campbell of Bloomington, passed away on July 8, 2017 in I.U. Health Hospice House. Leona was born on April 13, 1927 in Bloomington to the late Charlie and Rhoda(Parsley)Foreman. Leona married Clyde Campbell on December 31, 1949 in Bloomington. Clyde preceded her in death in November of 2000. Leona loved all crafts, especially knitting, crocheting and ceramics. She is survived by her...
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Dennis Raymond Miller

July 30, 1944 - July 5, 2017

Dennis R. Miller, age 72, of Bloomington, died on Wednesday at The Residence at McCormick's Creek. Born July 30, 1944 in Bloomington, he was the son of Raymond and Virginia (Baugh) Miller. He graduated from Bunker Hill High School, served in the National Guard and retired as a Fiber Optic Cable Technician from A.T. & T. after 35 years of service. He loved spending time with his family and...
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Claralee Showers Black

June 2, 1940 - July 1, 2017

Claralee Showers Black Claralee Showers Black, age 77, of Bloomington died Saturday morning at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born June 2, 1940 in North Vernon, Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Bernice (May) Showers. Claralee was the owner and operator of the Wig-Wam Boutique. She was a member of the Eastern Star in North Vernon and the Bloomington Elk's Lodge Ladies Auxiliary....
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James M. Kinser

December 13, 1934 - June 30, 2017

James M. "Mike" Kinser, age 82, of Bloomington died Friday in I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born December 13, 1934 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Isaac and Flossie Kinser. He retired as a timekeeper for the Bloomington Postal Service. James was a devoted father and family man and has been married to the love of his life for 62 years, Alice (Maners) Kinser to whom he was married on...
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Georgette J. Billings

July 19, 1918 - June 29, 2017

Georgette Jane Billings, age 98, of Bloomington, died Thursday at the Monroe Hospital in Bloomington. Georgette was born the second of four children to Ferdinand and Jeanne (Diesbecq) Lambiotte on July 19, 1918 in Vincennes, Indiana. She graduated from St. Rose Academy in 1936 where she was a cheerleader. She married her late husband, Robert Billings on July 9, 1938 in Vincennes. Robert and...
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Martha Lee Easterday

November 12, 1932 - June 24, 2017

Martha Lee Abram Easterday, 84, of Bloomington died Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Garden Villa Health Care. She was born in Monroe County on November 12, 1932 to Guy Abram, Sr. and Retha Hendricks Abram. She was a retired bookkeeper for Abee's Rainsoft Water Conditioning Company.Survivors include a daughter, Angela (Tod) Easterday Moore of Bloomington; a sister, Ruth Maners of Bloomington; three...
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Wilma Jean Ray

August 31, 1929 - June 19, 2017

Wilma Jean Gregory Ray, 87, of Bloomington died in her home on Monday, June 19, 2017. She was born August 31, 1929 in Decker, Indiana to Cameron Leo Gregory and Katherine Iline Zigler Gregory. She was a retired seamstress.Survivors include her children, Sheila Giannini, Bryan (Marie) Ray, Clarence Anthony "Tony" Ray, Timothy Ray all of Bloomington and Gregory (Teresa) Ray of Ellettsville; two...
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Mary Jean Russ

March 4, 1929 - June 8, 2017

Mary Jean (Richardson) Stephens-Russ On June 8, 2017 Mary Jean found eternal peace and comfort in heaven. Born in Monroe County March 4, 1929 to Edgar Lee Richardson and Olive Mae (nee) Richardson, she was the descendant of Richardson pioneers who came to this area in the 1820's. She began dating Virgil Lee Stephens in high school at Unionville and, after graduating, they married April 16, 1948....
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Bertha M. Thacker

September 3, 1928 - June 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Ira Sheldon Smith

October 2, 1976 - June 1, 2017

Ira "Sheldon" Smith II, 40 of Bloomington died Thursday, June 1, 2017 in his residence. He was born October 2, 1976 in Canton, IL to Ira Sheldon Smith, Sr. and Carolyn Virginia Seaman Smith. He was employed by Cresent Donut and Kinko's - Fedex. Survivors include his father of Bloomington; a sister, Mechele Mayle (Angela Woolems) of Bloomington; a niece, Tarra(William) Baker; a great niece...
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Joseph R. Huggins

July 22, 1928 - May 31, 2017

Joseph R. Huggins, age 88, passed away May 31, 2017 at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born July 22, 1928, in Jackson, Mississippi, he was the son and only child of Dr. Isaac Clifton Huggins and Lucile Hendrix Huggins.Growing up in Jackson, he graduated from Central High School in 1946, and from Millsaps College in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Afterwards, he studied...
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Gerald Stout

February 20, 1925 - May 29, 2017

Gerald (Jerry) Louret Stout, 92, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away in his home surrounded by family on May 29, 2017Born on February 20, 1925 to Owen and Martha (Bennett) Stout, Gerald spent his early years in and around Orange County, Indiana. After graduating from Paoli High School in 1943, Gerald joined the United States Navy and attended Officers' Training at the University of Notre Dame....
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W. Phillip Saunders

September 3, 1934 - May 28, 2017

W. Phillip Saunders, 82, of Bloomington, died May 28, 2017. Born September 3, 1934, in Morgantown, West Virginia, Phil was the son of Warren P. Saunders and Thelma Dotson Saunders. He married Nancy Lee Trainor on June 16, 1956, and their marriage was blessed with five children and twelve grandchildren. Phil received a BA Degree from Penn State University in 1956; a MA Degree from the...
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Ruthe Meade Kouwe

March 4, 1924 - May 27, 2017

Ruthe Meade Kouwe, 93, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away May 27, 2017. She was born March 4, 1924 in Binghamton, New York to Ray and Ada Meade. She graduated from Houghton College in 1946 with a degree in Music Education. She married Rev. Donald J. Kouwe on June 29, 1946. During their 63 years of marriage they enjoyed traveling, ministering to others and entertaining at their house in Brown...
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Norma Jeanne Smith

November 6, 1932 - May 26, 2017

Norma Jeanne Smith, 84, Bloomington, Indiana passed away on May 26, 2017 at IU Health Hospice House. Jeanne was born on November 6, 1932 in Bloomington, Indiana the daughter of the late Herbert D. and Hester Marie Trovero Cardwell. Jeanne and her late husband, Ralph J. Smith owned and operated the Southside Café ("Smitty's") for many years and fed Bloomington locals and many basketball...
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Beverly A. Zakeri

December 28, 1949 - May 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Donald Lowell Deckard

February 20, 1936 - May 20, 2017

Donald Lowell Deckard was born on February 20th, 1936 to Howard and Gayle Deckard at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a lifelong resident of Bloomington and was loved by all who knew him. He attended McCalla Elementary School, Central Junior High School and Bloomington Senior High School graduating in 1954. He was a member of the Varsity Basketball Team and maintained...
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Carl D. Price

May 4, 1928 - May 19, 2017

Carl D. Price, 89, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. He was born May 4, 1928 in Bloomington, IN the son of the late Allan and Essie Price. Carl graduated from BHS in 1947, and completed one year of college at IU. He then assisted his father as an electrician at Price Electric. He served his country in the Air Force for four years during the Korean War, achieving the rank...
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Margaret A. Davis

February 27, 1924 - May 18, 2017

Margaret A. Davis, 93, of Bloomington died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 27, 1924 in Two Harbors, MN to Torvall and Lottie Shea Halvorson. She was a homemaker.Survivors include her two sons, Larry M. (wife Linda) Davis and Jack Davis both of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Melissa (Greg) Anderson, Kerry (Will) McGarry, Kevin (Inka) Davis, Ryan Davis and Lyn...
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Helen Lucille Elbrader

April 17, 1930 - May 14, 2017

Helen Lucille France Elbrader, born April17, 1930, to Earl and Alice (Peterson) France in Jerome, Idaho, left this life on May 14, 2017, from Garden Villa Rehab Center, Bloomington, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Elbrader, in 1999; her son, Larry Elbrader in 1992; her brothers Wilbur France, Marvin France, and Ernest France; and her sisters Nina Rainone, Dorothy Hoshaw,...
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Mary Lou Capshew

January 12, 1928 - May 11, 2017

Mary Lou Gresham Capshew passed away in the Owen Valley Health Center on May 11, 2017. She was born on January 12, 1928 in Indianapolis to John and Opal Vest.Mary worked as a bookkeeper for many years at Indiana University. She married Donald Gresham in 1947. They made their home in Orleans, IN. He preceded her in death in 1978. They had three children, two of whom survive. Mary is survived by...
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Marilyn Burger

June 1, 1924 - May 7, 2017

On Sunday May 7th, 2017 Marilyn Burger passed away peacefully at age 92.Born June 1, 1924 in Noblesville, Indiana, she was predeceased by her parents Clifton and Gladys Caca (Snyder), husband, William Burger, and her Daughter Deirdre Foster. Growing up in Noblesville, Indiana, she attended NHS and graduated from Antioch College in Ohio. After marrying, the family settled in Indianapolis where she...
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Josie Mae Williams

June 22, 1932 - May 5, 2017

Josie Mae Williams, 84, of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Gary, IN, returned to her heavenly home on Friday, May 5, 2017. Her devotion to her family and her faith in Christ gave her strength throughout her life. She was a professional seamstress and quilter, and an energetic free spirit who was full of love and kindness for everyone she met. She was born in Vance, Mississippi on June 22, 1932 to...
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Kary Edward Scholl

March 9, 1947 - April 30, 2017

Kary E. "DOC" Scholl, 70, of Smithville died Sunday morning, April 30, 2017 in I.U. Health Hospice House. He was born March 9, 1947 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Henry Edward Scholl and Thelma Aursa Kuikstra. He was the former owner of Hoosier Fire Protection.Survivors include his two sons, Todd (wife April) Scholl and Scott Scholl both of Martinsville; a daughter, Sara (husband Cody) Walton of...
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David Roy Nolan

June 15, 1933 - April 25, 2017

David R. Nolan, 83, of Bloomington, IN, passed away peacefully, with his wife, daughter and son-in-law at his bedside, at the IU Health Hospice House on April 25th, 2017, after a long battle with brain cancer. He was born on June 15, 1933 to the late Roy and Cecelia (Kelly) Nolan in Covington, KY. He married Keiko Kisanuki of Kagoshima, Japan on May 2, 1958, at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo,...
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Morris Dean McCoy

May 16, 1932 - April 23, 2017

Morris Dean McCoy, age 84, born May 16, 1932, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Autumn Hills Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Bloomington, Indiana, the city of his birth, in the presence of his family. His family surrounded his bedside and sang hymns as they watched him fall asleep and move on to be with the Lord and the loved ones that predeceased him. Morris spent his...
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Sandra Lynn Weddle

July 1, 1945 - April 21, 2017

Sandra Lynn Weddle of Bloomington, died unexpectedly at her residence on April 21, 2017. She was born in Bloomington on July 1, 1945, the daughter of the late Wayne and Edith(Hughes)Bryant. Sandra married Robert Weddle in April 4, 1965 in Monroe County. They have two children who survive: Jill Kortea of Bloomington and Kevin(wife Kim)Weddle of Ellettsville and her sister Sheila Smith. Sandra is...
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Thelma Marie Prince

May 8, 1928 - April 20, 2017

Thelma Marie "Reecie" Prince, of Smithville, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in her daughter's home in Lawrence County. Thelma was born on May 8, 1928 in Monroe County to the late Albert and Gusta(Edwards)Kinser. She was married to Ira F. Prince for 63 years and he preceded her in death on November 9, 2007. Thelma had worked at RCA in Bloomington and was a bus driver for Smithville School...
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Gary Lee Covey

May 27, 1946 - April 17, 2017

Solsberry- On April 17th in the comfort of his home and surrounded by his family, Gary was promoted to into the kingdom of Heaven. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana to Nina (Norman) Covey and James Covey.Gary served in the Navy four years and from 1968 to 1969 was a part of the Brown Water Navy. For that year of his life his home away from home was the Mobile Riverine Force Squadron (MRFN) 13...
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Charles Ray Kelly

April 7, 1933 - April 17, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Ray Kelly, 84, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Monday April 17, 2017 at Bell Trace Health and Living Center. He was born April 7, 1933 in Bloomington, IN the son of the late Wayne and Olive Kelly. Chuck was a Korean Navy Veteran. After being in the Navy he went to Indiana University where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business and Finance. He retired from RCA as a...
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Norma June Spangler Shidler Silvers

September 1, 1932 - April 17, 2017

Norma June (Smith) Spangler Shidler Silvers, age 84, of Bloomington, died Monday morning at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born September 1, 1932 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Alva "Bud" and May Edna (Borton) Smith. Norma was a loving homemaker but formerly was an office secretary and bookkeeper. She was a former member of McDoel Baptist Church and then the First Baptist Church in...
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Cleo McGruder

September 5, 1938 - April 12, 2017

Cleo McGruder of Bloomington, passed away on April 12, 2017. She was born in Gary, Indiana on September 5, 1938, the daughter of Leo and Mary Frances(Hampton)Brown. Cleo lived in Bloomington most of her adult life. She married William Milton McGruder in Bloomington. He preceded her in death in 2000. Cleo worked at RCA as an assembler for many years and finished her career at Cook Medical.Cleo is...
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Virgil Merle Egan

February 12, 1922 - April 6, 2017

Virgil "Bud" M. Egan, 95, of Bloomington died Thursday April 6, 2017 in I.U. Health Hospice House. He was born February 12, 1922 in Bloomington to James Egan and Emma Honeycutt Egan. He was retired from B.G. Hoadley Stone Mill.Survivors include six children, Kay Sturgeon, Sue Egan Bridgwaters, Rocky Egan (Vicki), Thomica Jones (Russell), Bill Egan (Marsha) and John Egan (Dawn) all of...
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Marilyn Christine McDowell

August 9, 1934 - April 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Wilma Jean Sturgeon

September 22, 1926 - March 31, 2017

Wilma Jean (Selzer) Sturgeon passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at the age of 90 in Bloomington, Indiana. After living alone in her home for a few years and after surviving the death of her husbands, her last days were spent for a short time at Garden Villa nursing home. Wilma was the third child of Clarence and Erslie Selzer. She was employed most of her working life at RCA/ Thom son, where she...
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Howard Fisher Mease

May 23, 1945 - March 30, 2017

Howard (Bud) Fisher Mease, 71, died Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents Howard and Virginia Mease, and Karen (Zukauckas) Mease, his wife of 46 years, who passed in 2014. He is survived by his wife, Georgia (Herschell) Sumner-Mease; his 2 children, Vince (Julie) Mease, Louisville, KY, and Kristen Mease,...
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Edward A. Nerad

August 4, 1923 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Helen Ruth Carll

March 11, 1915 - March 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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David E. Kaser

March 12, 1924 - March 24, 2017

David E. Kaser, Ph.D., age 93, of Bloomington, died at his residence Friday evening. Born March 12, 1924 in Mishawaka, Indiana, he was the son of Arthur L. and Loah (Steele) Kaser. Dr. Kaser held an A.B. degree in English from Houghton College, a master's degree in English from Notre Dame and an AMLS and Ph.D. in library science from the University of Michigan. He was a Distinguished Professor...
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Katherine Virginia Sinn

January 9, 1927 - March 17, 2017

Katherine Virginia Patton Sinn was born on January 9, 1927 in Bloomington, IN and passed away on March 17, 2017. She was the daughter of James Henry Patton and Alta (Hood) Patton. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1945 and from Indiana University in 1949 with a bachelor of arts degree in English. On June 18, 1949 Katherine married Wesley Sinn, Jr. who predeceased her. Katherine is...
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William Parker Tennell

June 11, 1925 - March 16, 2017

GREENWOOD - William Parker Tennell, formerly of Bloomington, passed quietly away on March 16, 2017 in The Hearth at Stones Crossing in Greenwood, IN. He was born in Francesville, IN, on June 11, 1925 and was the son of the late William and Hazel(Parker)Tennell. Bill joined the US Navy becoming a lieutenant at the young age of 19. He served in the Navy from 1943-1946 in the South Pacific on an...
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Alvin Leslie Lyons

July 9, 1950 - March 15, 2017

Bloomington - Alvin Leslie Lyons, II was born in Peoria, Illinois in 1950 and graduated from Colorado College in 1972 with a degree in English and Theater. He played Division III football all 4 years of college and was an avid sports fan. His love of theater stayed with him throughout his life - he was a co-founder of Aspen Stage in Aspen, Colorado in 1983 and was a frequent patron of the arts...
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Stella Marie Adkins

April 26, 1922 - March 6, 2017

Stella Marie (Foley) Adkins, a long-time resident of Bloomington, passed away at her home at Hearthstone Health Campus March, 6, 2017. She was 94 years and 11 months young. Born April 26, 1922, Stella grew up on a farm in Nitro, West Virginia. She was the eldest of three born to Ona (Westfall) and Michael Foley. She found her love of people and pets, especially dogs, early on and carried her...
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Frances Lenora Adkins

November 30, 1939 - March 3, 2017

Frances Lenora Adkins, 77 of Florida died Friday March 3, 2017 in Orlando. She was born November 30, 1939 in Clearwater, Florida.Survivors include her six children, Audrey Osborne, Sara Killingsworth, Kevein Osborne, Revette Brown, Edward Osborne and Katrina Eubanks; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.There will be a gathering of family and friends on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 10...
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Ruben Erin Lykins

December 7, 1979 - March 1, 2017

Ruben "Olive" Lykins passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 1, 2017. During the month prior to his death he battled a cancerous brain tumor. Olive lived an extremely full life within his 37 years. By age 19 he was living in New York City following an internship program at MTV sponsored by Harmony School in Bloomington. He then became the youngest person ever hired by the Viacom...
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Helen Elizabeth Gibbons

June 29, 1929 - February 26, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Dr. Helen Elizabeth Gibbons passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, February 26, 2017, after a battle with Parkinson's disease.Helen was born to John and Gertrude Gibbons on June 29, 1929, in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Some of her earliest and most fond memories of growing up in Pennsylvania included her time spent helping with her grandparent's general store. Helen had one...
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Richard Kristian Osmundsen

April 19, 1953 - February 23, 2017

Richard Kristian Osmundsen of Bloomington, died unexpectedly in his home on February 23, 2017. Richard was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 19, 1953. He was 63 years old, the son of Norman K. and Dorothy(Noel)Osmundsen.Richard married Doris Ramdhanie on June 3, 1989. He worked at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital for 30 years and was currently an insurance agent for Bloom Insurance Company.Richard...
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Carl Robert Walker

August 23, 1928 - February 22, 2017

Carl Robert "Bob" Walker passed away peacefully in his sleep with his loving wife Beverly by his side. Born in Bloomington, IN on August 23, 1928 to Una (Meadows) and Fred Walker. He is a 1946 graduate of Bloomington High School. Bob was a veteran in in the United States Marine Corp where he was a mechanic for the Vought F4U Corsair aircraft during World War II. He worked many odd jobs and talked...
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Peggy Louise Axsom

February 3, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Peggy Louise Axsom, 84, of Nashville died Friday, February 17, 2017 in her home with her family by her side. She was born February 3, 1933 in Bloomington to Otis May and Cora Bullock May. She was a retired foreman from Otis Elevator. On February 12, 1949 Peggy married Charles William Axsom and he survives. Other survivors include her six children, Diane Axsom of Bloomington, Paul Axsom (Linda...
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Elsa Marston Harik

March 18, 1933 - February 16, 2017

Elsa Marston Harik, 83, died at home on February 16 , 2017 after a brave two-year battle with cancer. At the end, as in life, she was surrounded by friends, family, her two cats, and many manuscripts. Elsa was born in 1933 to Everett and Harriet Marston and grew up in the Boston area. Her father's English students from Northeastern University would often come by the house, making a strong...
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Rhona Jane Eastwood

June 2, 1945 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Rebecca Johnloz Howard

November 6, 1939 - February 13, 2017

Rebecca Johnloz Howard, 77 of Bloomington died Monday, February 13, 2017 in Autumn Hills Health Care. She was born November 6, 1939 in Bluffton, IN to Remington Allen Johnston II and Betty Plessinger Johnston. She had been an elementary school teacher and later enjoyed motherhood and community service and involvement. Survivors include her children, David (Mandy) K. Johnloz II of Nashville,...
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Thelma D. Marker

March 31, 1916 - February 6, 2017

Thelma Saunders Marker, 100, of Bloomington, died on February 6, 2017, eight weeks short of her 101st birthday surrounded by the love of her family and friends.Born March 31, 1916 in Morgantown, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Martin Lee Dotson and Georgianna Grioin Dotson. She graduated from Morgantown, High School and the School of Practical Nursing, St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh,...
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Martha Lucas

February 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Jim Ned Langley

March 19, 1958 - February 3, 2017

Jim Ned Langley, age 58, of Ellettsville died Friday morning at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born March 19, 1958 in Bloomington, he was the son of Ned and Emma Rachel (Altop) Langley. He worked for the City of Bloomington as a master operator. He was a former Associate Pastor for the McCormick's Creek Pentecostal Church. He is a current member of the Highland Village Church and the...
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Brenda Jane Rayle

September 24, 1947 - January 28, 2017

Brenda Jane Prince Rayle, 69, of Bedford died Saturday, January 28, 2017 in I.U. Health Hospice House. She was born September 24, 1947 in Monroe County to Vacel Prince and Nancy Harper Prince. She was retired from the maintenance depart at Indiana University.Survivors include her two daughters, Tracey Smith and her husband Thomas of Bloomington and Crystal Thornton and her husband John of...
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Paul H. Goodman

July 29, 1915 - January 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Jason Aker

April 1, 1983 - January 20, 2017

Jason Christopher Aker, 33, of Bloomington passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017. He was born April 1, 1983 at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. He was the son of Kenneth E. Aker, Jr. and Mary Gilmore. Memorial services to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Light House Community Church, 850 E. Winslow Road in Bloomington, IN.
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Mildred Ruth Burch

July 23, 1921 - January 20, 2017

Mildred "Ruth" Burch, 95, of Bloomington, passed away in Golden Living Center on January 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Mildred was born on July 23, 1921 in Monroe County to the late Harry and Roxie(Robinson)Chambers. She married Morris Burch on June 22, 1942. He preceded her in death in 1973.Mildred is survived by her two children: Jerry(Kacey)Burch of Bloomfield and Betty J. Burch of...
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Katherine Louise Moldstad

September 23, 1924 - January 16, 2017

Katherine Louise (Geving) Moldstad, age 92, of Bloomington, died Monday at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born September 23, 1924 in Jamestown, North Dakota, she was the daughter of August Richard and Lillian Alda (Oldaker) Geving. She graduated from Jamestown College and later received a Master's Degree in Educational Personnel from Indiana University. She taught in Fergus Falls, Minnesota....
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Jack Funkhouser

April 14, 1924 - January 15, 2017

Jack Funkhouser Sr., 92, of Bloomington passed away in Meadowood on January 15, 2017. He was the son of Glen and Sadie (Riggs) Funkhouser, born on April 14, 1924 in Bloomington. He grew up on his parent's farm just west of the Monroe County Airport.Jack was an excavating contractor and real estate developer among other things over his 92 years. Jack is survived by his five children: Stephen...
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Joan Cummins

September 16, 1928 - January 14, 2017

Joan Cummins, 88, was called home to her Lord and Savior on January 14, 2017. She was born on September 16, 1928, in Anderson, Indiana and graduated from Anderson High School. She married John Cummins on September 14, 1947. They moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 1956 when John purchased a business.Preceding her in death were her husband, John of Collierville, TN; daughter Linda Cummins of...
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Earle W. Cooper

June 25, 1936 - January 13, 2017

Earle W. Cooper, 80, of Bloomington died Friday, January 13, 2017 in Stonecroft Health Campus. He was born June 25, 1936 in Buddha to Stanley Erwin Cooper and Audrey Laverne Whitted Cooper. He was a retired home builder.Survivors include two sons, Gary Cooper of Judah and Anthony Cooper of Indianapolis; a daughter, Christina Cooper of Bloomington; two brothers, Erwin Cooper and Michael ...
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Robbin DeWayne Prince

July 8, 1959 - January 10, 2017

Robbin DeWayne Prince of Bloomington, passed away at his home on January 10, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Ira Forrest and Thelma "Reese" (Kinser) Prince born on July 8, 1959. Robbin Lived his entire life in Bloomington, married his sweetheart Karen Butcher and worked as a foreman with Victor Oolitic Stone Company for many years.He was an avid sprint car fan and loved...
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Kenneth Wilton Parker

August 10, 1953 - January 10, 2017

Kenneth W. "Kenny" Parker, 63, of Ellettsville died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in I.U. Health, Bloomington Hospital. He was born August 10, 1953 in Bloomington to Roscoe Parker and Pearl Koontz Parker. He was retired from Print-Pak.Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Shirley Ann Smith Parker; a daughter, Stacy A. Parker (Keri McCubbins) of Ellettsville; two brothers, Doug and Wyatt Parker;...
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Sunny Burgess

January 4, 1951 - January 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Otis E. Edwards

March 14, 1936 - January 2, 2017

Otis E. Edwards, 80, of Bloomington died Monday, January 2, 2017 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born March 14, 1936 in Bloomington, Indiana to Winfred and Savannah (Nikirk) Edwards. He was a retired carpenter. On November 23, 1955 Otis married the former Linda Jo Bender and she survives.Other survivors include three children, Jill (Bobby) Boruff of Bloomington, Marci (Mark)...
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John Patrick Page

November 3, 1932 - December 31, 2016

John Patrick "Pat" Page, age 84, of Bloomington died Saturday afternoon (12/31) at the Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington. Born November 3, 1932 in Sullivan, Indiana, he was the son of Rein and O. Helen (Conklin) Page. Pat was an Indiana University alumnus and retired as an educator. The majority of his teaching career was with the Valley View School District in Will County,...
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Marcheta Joan Browning

February 20, 1933 - December 29, 2016

Marcheta Joan Browning, 83, of Bloomington died Thursday, December 29, 2016 in I.U. Health, Bloomington Hospital. She was born February 20, 1933 in New Castle, IN the youngest child of Orestus S. Cory and Vada V. Wilkinson Cory. Survivors include two daughters, Duana Lynn Ulrich of Franklin and Vickey S. Reeves of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Stephen T. Ulrich and his wife Sarah, Philip C....
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Kevin Richard Newcomb

February 3, 1955 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Rita Suzette Finley

February 6, 1955 - December 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Doris Wanetta Stephens

September 4, 1920 - December 21, 2016

Doris "Wanetta" Ridge Stephens, 96 of Kissimmee, Florida and formerly of Bloomington died December 21, 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida. She was born September 4, 1920 in Smithville to Andrew Jackson "Jack" Ridge and Doshia Cox Ridge.Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Shoe of Plant City, Florida; four grandchildren, Stephen Shoe, Timothy Shoe and twins Stephanie Shoe Anderson and Douglas Shoe; ...
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Kenneth Alvin Ottmers

August 3, 1940 - December 18, 2016

Kenneth A. Ottmers, 76, of Bloomington died Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Meadowood Health Pavilion. He was born August 3, 1940 in Fredericksburg, Texas to Guenther Ottmers, Sr. and Clara Vogel Ottmers. He was retired from RCA as an Electronic Technician.Survivors include a son, Michael Ottmers; two brothers, Guenther Ottmers, Jr. and Clifton (Marjorie) Ottmers; and several nieces, nephews and...
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Erle Galen Kauffman

February 9, 1933 - December 16, 2016

Erle Galen Kauffman February 9, 1933 to December 16, 2016 Erle Galen Kauffman, 83, Professor Emeritus, Geological Sciences at Indiana University, died peacefully at home December 16 after a long illness. Honored for his many contributions to the Geological and Paleontological sciences, Erle also was acknowledged as a master teacher, researcher and mentor, advancing the education of many through...
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Michael Cannon

April 24, 1951 - December 16, 2016

Michael Cannon, 65, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. He was born April 24, 1951 in Vincennes, Indiana the son of the late James Cannon and Patti Dayson. Michael worked at Indiana University Hospital for over forty three years. He loved to read, he enjoyed history, music, and spending time with his two grandsons. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends....
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Robert Jay Hendricks

April 18, 1963 - December 10, 2016

Robert "Rob" Jay Hendricks, 53, of Bloomington, In. passed away Saturday, December 10,2016 at the Hospice House in Bloomington, IN. after a yearlong battle with colon cancer. He was born April 18, 1963 in Bloomington, IN. the son of James and Ruth (Vangie) Hendricks. Rob grew up in Unionville, IN. and was a 1981 graduate of Bloomington High School North. While at North HS Rob played on both the...
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Dorothy Helen Richardson

March 6, 1923 - December 4, 2016

Dorothy Helen Richardson was born March 6, 1923 to Earl and Eva (Sowders) Norman, the oldest of three daughters and sister to eight brothers. She learned early the importance of faith and family, working alongside her siblings on the Heltonville farm. After graduating from Heltonville High School, Helen worked at RCA for nearly 40 years. She married H. Franklin Richardson on June 29, 1946, and...
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JoHanna O. Bast

January 11, 1935 - December 3, 2016

JoHanna O. Bast, 81 of Bloomington died Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Greenwood Village South, Greenwood. She was born January 11, 1935 in South Bend to Henry Brockenhamer and Elza Horvath Brockenhamer. Survivors include her daughter, Gigi Beetz and her husband Randy of Bloomington; a son, Michael Bast and his wife Carla of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Alisha Brown (Richard), Branden...
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Betty Jean Byrne

March 14, 1931 - December 2, 2016

Betty Jean Dickson Byrne of Bloomington passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2016 of natural causes. Betty was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 14, 1931, where she studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. She lived there with her family until they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where she attended and graduated from Shortridge High School. Her parents were John and Alice...
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Donald F. Wathen

April 22, 1931 - December 2, 2016

Donald F. Wathen, 85, of Bloomington died Friday, December 2, 2016 in Brown County Health and Living. He was born April 22, 1931 in Wayne Michigan to Vincent Wathen and Clara Kock Wathen. He was retired from Otis Elevator.Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Esther Brosman Wathen; two daughters, Linda Kay Wathen and Dianna Lynn Freeman both of Bloomington; a granddaughter, Stacey Lynn...
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Richard C. Combs

March 30, 1944 - November 30, 2016

Dr. Richard C. Combs, 72, of Bloomington died Wednesday, November 30, 2016 in Golden Living Center. He was born March 30, 1944 in Nappanee, Indiana to Melville Combs and Doris (Engerud) Combs. He graduated from Indiana University in 1966 where he played drums in the Marching Hundred. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1970 and served his country as a Physician in the...
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Allen James Clouthier

July 2, 1947 - November 16, 2016

Allen James Clouthier, 69, of Bloomington died Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in Stonecroft Health Care Center. He was born on July 2, 1947 in Flint Michigan to James Larry Clouthier and Shirley Marie Sullivan Clouthier. He was retired from Indiana University where he worked in the power plant.Survivors include two sons, Jake Clouthier and his wife Monica of Indianapolis and Eric Graber and his...
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Barbara L. Bonham

November 4, 1935 - November 12, 2016

Barbara L. Bonham, 81 of Bloomington passed away on November 12, 2016 in IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born in Sullivan County, IN on November 4, 1935 to Paul D. and Ruby(Stearley)Bonham. She was a graduate of Sullivan High School class of 1953. Barbara worked for 35 years at Westinghouse and was the first female to work in the machine shop, the first female to work in maintenance and...
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William Donald Martin

October 25, 1929 - November 2, 2016

Don Martin, 87, died at the Bell Trace Health & Living Center on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Born near the small town of West, MS on October 25, 1929, he was the son of John and Lena (Weaver) Martin.Don was a graduate of Belzoni High School, Belzoni, MS and graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN in 1951. Following graduation from Wabash he entered the United States Air Force and...
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William Robert Cox

July 12, 1960 - November 1, 2016

William Robert "Bob" Cox, 56 of Bedford died Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in I.U. Health Hospice House, Bloomington. He was born July 12, 1960 in Bloomington to William Arthur Cox and Barbara Lou Stephenson Cox. He had worked at Carlisle Brake in Bloomington.Survivors include his wife, Tracy A. Cox of Bedford; four daughters, Laura Hamilton (Danny) of Batesville, Ashley Cox of Bloomington, Amy...
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Carl Buckner Rexroad

April 2, 1925 - October 27, 2016

BLOOMINGTON -- Dr. Carl Buckner Rexroad, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at the Meadowood Pavillion in Bloomington, with his wife Carol at his side.Carl was an internationally recognized conodont paleontologist with the Indiana Geological Survey and Indiana University, joining the Survey in 1961. Conodonts are micro-fossils used to define and identify geologic periods.Carl formally retired from...
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Herbert Agee Alexander

October 25, 2016

Herbert "Herb" A. Alexander, 83, of Bloomington died Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in his home. He was born August 10, 1933 in Owenton, Kentucky to Willie Alexander and Christine Agee Alexander. He had been in management of several different trucking companies. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Suzie Lee Alexander; two sons, Anthony (Debbie) Alexander and Mitchell (Janet) Alexander; three...
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David Dean Wilber

August 4, 1956 - October 22, 2016

David Dean Wilber, of Bloomington passed away on October 22, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Bloomington on August 4, 1956 to Melvin and Mary Alice(Ogle)Wilber. Dean was 60 years old.Dean was an avid fisherman and mushroom hunter, but his greatest gift was helping people in need. He worked for Union 222 as a lineman for many years.He is survived by his father Melvin and mother Mary,...
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Robert Evans Cambridge

March 9, 1943 - October 21, 2016

Robert "Bob" Evans Cambridge was born to the late Robert and Evelyn Cambridge on March 9, 1943 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Later, Bob's family moved to Indianapolis. In 1961, he graduated from Broad Ripple High School. From 1961-1966, Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corp. After service, Bob earned a BS in education (Ball State University), an MS in School Administration (Butler University) and a...
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Clyde Omar Fox

July 7, 1923 - October 20, 2016

Clyde O. Fox, 93, a life-long resident of Bloomington, died on October 20, 2016 in IU Bloomington Hospital. Clyde was born on July 7, 1923 in Smithville, IN to the late Estil W. and Sally M. (Wampler)Fox. Clyde studied at Indiana University, but before he could earn his degree he enlisted in the US Navy serving in WWII. When the war ended, he came home to Bloomington and joined his father in the...
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Betty McKinney Carroll

August 17, 1919 - October 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Darrel Eugene Mullis

October 18, 1945 - October 9, 2016

Darrel E. Mullis, Sr. died unexpectedly in his home in Bloomington on October 9, 2016. He was the son of the late Clarence Mullis and Juanita(Ferran)Huffman, born in Bloomington on October 18, 1945.Darrel was a clerk at Opportunity House in Bloomington for 20 years. He enjoyed helping those in need. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving in Vietnam.Darrel loved and...
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Max Martin Marsh

February 25, 1923 - September 17, 2016

Max Martin Marsh of Bloomington, passed away September 17, 2016 in IU Hospice House. He was 93.Born February 25, 1923 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Albert E. and Sarah(Martin)Marsh. Max was a 1940 graduate of Shortridge High School. While attending Indiana University Extension Division at night, he worked first at Herff-Jones Co. as an assistant chemist and later as a laboratory assistant at...
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Edna Belle Huff

July 21, 1928 - September 11, 2016

Edna Belle Huff, 88, of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, passed away in Bloomington, Indiana in Hearthstone Heathcare on September 11, 2016. Belle was the daughter of Curg and Minnie(Maness)Brock, born on July 26, 1928 in Rockcastle County, KY. She spent most of her life in Kentucky, marrying Robert L. Huff who preceded her in death in November 3, 2011.Belle worked for Parker Hannifin as a Chemist...
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