Our Obituaries

David Arthur Hays

April 15, 1935 - March 27, 2017

David A Hays of Bloomington, IN passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the age of 81 at Bloomington Hospital. He is survived by his son David Dean Hays, granddaughter Santana D Hays (Michael Shields), great-grandchildren Mikey, Aly, Liam, and Olive Shields, his very close niece Sandy and David Moore, and his very best friends Steve Mullins.David was preceded in death by his loving wife of 42...
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Becky Sue Curry

June 21, 1957 - March 23, 2017

Becky Sue Curry of Bloomington, passed away on March 23, 2017 from an extended illness. Becky was the daughter of Lennith Bronston "Bronk" and Wanda June(Cooper) Mosier. She was born on June 21, 1957 and lived her entire life in Bloomington.Becky was an assembler for GE for many years before her retirement. She is survived by her mother Wanda, her companion Jim Higgins, her daughter Marshetta...
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Debbie Kay Deckard

February 24, 1955 - March 20, 2017

Debbie Kay Deckard, age 62, of Heltonville, died Monday evening, March 20 at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born February 24, 1955 in Greencastle, Indiana, she was the daughter of Carl and Evelyn (Terrell) Young. Debbie worked as a sales associate at the Bloomington Wal-Mart for 17 years. She loved to collect any items associated with wolves or lighthouses with separate rooms in her...
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Margaret Annice Henry

March 22, 1949 - March 20, 2017

Margaret "Annice" Henry, 67 of Bloomington died Monday, March 20, 2017 in her home. She was born March 22, 1949 in Bloomington to John M. Lucas and Sarah E. Jones Lucas. She was retired from General Electric in Bloomington.Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Paul Henry of Solsberry; two daughters, Sarah (Robert) Morrow and Kathy Grubbs both of Bloomington; three sisters, Frances...
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Betty Louise Myers

November 11, 1930 - March 18, 2017

Betty Louise Myers, 86, of Bloomington died Saturday, March 18, 2017 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born November 11, 1930 in Bloomington to Wilmar Owen and Wilma Skinner Owen. She was retired from Indiana Bell with 25 years of service. On August 2, 1948 Betty married Frank W. Myers in Lafayette and he survives. Other survivors include her children, Candice Brazzill and David O....
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Colleen Sue Axsom

January 21, 1937 - March 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN.
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Delores Jean Wrightsman

October 6, 1928 - March 2, 2017

Delores Jean Wrightsman, 88, of Bloomington died Thursday, March 2, 2017 in her daughter's home. She was born October 6, 1928 in West Terre Haute to Ralph August Robinson and Mary Jane McCullough Robinson. She was retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Bloomington Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Donna (Jim) Minnich of Marshall, IL and Carol (Tim) Stepp of Dennison, IL; two step...
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Marshall Ray Anderson

November 12, 1943 - February 28, 2017

Marshall Ray Anderson, 73, of Bloomington, died Tuesday at his residence. Born November 12, 1943 in Smithville, Indiana, he was the son of Stanley and Flora (Sexton) Anderson. He served in the National Guard and retired from R.C.A. where he was a mule driver. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, the Bloomington Loyal Order of the Moose. He loved going to garage and yard sales, mushroom...
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Kristina Michelle Souders

January 23, 1990 - February 25, 2017

Kristina "Kristi" Michelle Souders, 27, of Indianapolis and formerly of Bloomington died Saturday, February 25, 2017 of a brain aneurysm. She was born January 23, 1990 in Bloomington to Robert Ray Souders and Karen Lund Souders. She had worked at Fed-Ex, Averus and CVS as a Pharmacy Tech.Survivors include her father, Ray Souders and wife Tammi of Bloomington; her mother, Karen Cummings and...
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Ruby Angeline Chasteen

October 1, 1927 - February 13, 2017

Ruby A. Chasteen, age 89, of Bloomington, died Monday evening. Born October 1, 1927 in Bloomington, the daughter of Albert and Lola (Tidd) Stevens. She was a member of the West 11th St. Pentecostal Faith Assembly. Ruby was an avid Bible reader. She gave much love to others and received much love in return hosting family gatherings and sharing a cup of coffee with neighbors that dropped by to...
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Mary Smail Johnson

July 31, 1953 - January 28, 2017

Mary Smail Johnson, age 63, of Bloomington, passed away after a long illness on Saturday (01/28) at her residence. Born July 31, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Wallace and Barbara (Smail) Johnson. She attended school at Indiana University, a life-long member of Sam's Club and was instrumental in starting both the Salvation Army and the Community Montessori School. She...
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Betty Jane Hall

January 7, 1930 - January 27, 2017

Betty J. (Puett) (Rogers)Hall, 87 of Bloomington passed peacefully from this life after an illness on January 27, 2017 at her daughter's home in Spring Hill, Florida. She was born on January 7, 1930 in Bloomington to the late George and Laura(Drake)Puett. Betty worked at MCCS as a head custodian at Bloomington High School North and owned two restaurants, one in Greene County and the other in...
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William David Gibson

May 11, 1947 - January 27, 2017

William David Gibson, lovingly known as "David", 69, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was born on May 11, 1947 in Indianapolis to the late Walter Lee Gibson and Jane Evangeline Scott Gibson. David attended Indiana University. He had third degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, and retired full contact competitor and a martial arts instructor....
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John G. Abrahams

November 15, 1940 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN.
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Norma Jean Hill

September 8, 1924 - January 18, 2017

Norma Jean Courter Hill, 92, of Bloomington died Wednesday January 18, 2017 in Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center. She was born September 8, 1924 in Bloomington to Herschel Courter and Eva Lena Finch Courter. She had worked at Sarkes Tarzian and I.U. Halls of Residence.Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Hiestand Bowman of Arvada, CO, Donna Hiestand Middleton and her husband Gary of...
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James Edwin Knapp

December 29, 1934 - January 17, 2017

James Edwin "Jim" Knapp, 82, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Golden Living Center. He was born December 29, 1934 in Bloomington, IN the son of the late Chi and Margaret Knapp. Jim was a member for over 50 years of the Bloomington Monroe Masonic Lodge # 22. He graduated from Bloomington High School. While in high school he was state champion in Tennis for 3 years in...
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Joan Claire Cissell

July 24, 1935 - January 13, 2017

Joan Claire (Rasche) Cissell, age 81, of Bloomington, died Friday morning at her residence. Born July 24, 1935 in Jasper, Indiana, she was the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Donahue) Rasche. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and had retired from R.C.A. She is survived by her children, Donald Cissell and his wife Linda, Lisa North and her husband Danny Kidd, Christina...
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Robin Diane Jordan

September 21, 1970 - January 10, 2017

Robin Diane Jordan, age 46. of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday morning at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born September 21, 1970 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Thomas "Tommy" and Louise (Johnson) Jordan. Robin loved her family and friends and was willing to help them anyway should could. She was a kind, sweet lady and always "on the go". Robin took pride...
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Grace Deloris White

February 20, 1938 - January 10, 2017

Grace "Dodie" Delores White of Bloomington, passed away on January 10, 2017 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. She was the daughter of Roy and Bonnie(Anderson)Sparks, born on February 20, 1938 in Solsberry, Indiana.Dodie married Ron White in Bloomington on September 30, 1955. He passed away in 1996.Dodie was a homemaker but also worked at Cook, Inc. until her retirement in 1999. She always put...
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Clovis Elvin Clay

September 11, 1934 - December 30, 2016

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Harry Leroy Dunning

March 5, 1930 - December 24, 2016

Harry L. Dunning, 86, of Inverness, Fl and formerly of Bloomington died in his home Saturday, December 24, 2016. He was born March 5, 1930 in Bloomington to Oral Dunning and Catherine Martin Dunning. Harry was a retired route salesman for Cummings News.Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Anna Bruce Dunning of Inverness FL; five children, Candi (James) McKamey of Bloomfield, Buddy (Becky)...
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Arnold Leroy Padgett

December 25, 1933 - December 21, 2016

Arnold "Buck" Leroy Padgett, 82 of Bloomington, IN passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at I.U. Health Hospice House. He was born December 25, 1933 in Williams, IN the youngest of three sons of the late Arnold and Oma Padgett. Buck graduated from Williams High School in 1952. He joined the Navy after high school and served four years. He was trained as a pipefitter and was assigned to the...
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Ruby Violet Burch

September 2, 1919 - December 12, 2016

Ruby Violet Burch, age 97, of Bloomington, died Monday morning in the Golden Living Center. Born September 2, 1919 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Ben and Eva (McGlocklin) Hostetler. She was a morning cook for Indiana University for 18 years. She loved having a garden, working crossword puzzles, watching birds and taking care of her nieces and nephews. She is survived by two sisters;...
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Maryann Hall

October 13, 1929 - December 9, 2016

Maryann Hall, 87, passed away Dec. 9 in Bloomington. Born Oct. 13, 1929, in Lawrence County, Ind., to William and Lois Fields, she was raised with three older brothers: Bill, Robert, and Don, and younger sister, Catherine. Maryann attended Dive Elementary School in Bedford. She took piano lessons for seven years and music was always a big part of her life. She was also active in 4-H club and...
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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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Everett Leroy McMillan

October 7, 1937 - December 2, 2016

Everett Leroy "Bud" McMillan, 79, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Garden Villa. He was born October 7, 1937 in Bloomington, IN the son of the late Everett and Bernice McMillan. Bud was a Korean Navy Veteran. He was the owner and operator of McMillan Construction Company. He was a Master Carpenter and a sharp shooter. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, I.U. basketball and...
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Palmer Harold Sheppard

September 20, 1931 - November 28, 2016

Palmer Harold Sheppard, age 85, of Bloomington, died Monday morning at his residence. Born September 20, 1931 in Beebe, Arkansas, he was the son of George Thomas and Claudie B. (Carmichael) Sheppard. He retired as a meat cutter for Indiana University after 34 years of service and then worked for Sears in the College Mall. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War where he...
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Danny R. Fender

April 12, 1957 - November 27, 2016

Danny R. Fender was an incredible person to many around him--a son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and friend. He was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1957 to his parents Edward and Alberta Fender, and was the fourth of five children. Danny graduated from Bloomington High School South as the Class of 1976. A year later he met the woman he would marry, Shelley Fender, and father two children...
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Faynetta Rose Hollis

July 27, 1924 - November 21, 2016

Faynetta R. Hollis, 92, of Franklin and formerly of Bloomfield died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Bell Trace Health and Living Center. She was born July 27, 1924 in Quincy, Illinois to William Larkin Westbrook and Emma Grace Pfaffe Westbrook. She was retired from Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center. Survivors include a foster son, Walter Welch, Jr. and his wife Bettie of Jacksonville,...
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Geraldine Rae Smith

March 28, 1932 - November 21, 2016

Geraldine R. Browning Smith, 84, of Bloomington died in Stonecroft Health Campus with her family at her side on Monday, November 21, 2016. She was born on March 28, 1932 in Pleasantville, Indiana to Ralph Browning and Dovie Scott Browning. She was a retired Switchboard Operator and Greeter for Bank 1. On September 7, 1952 Geraldine Rae Browning married Kenneth H. Smith and he preceded her in...
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Rose Marie Ketcham

July 5, 1928 - November 9, 2016

Rose Marie Ketcham, age 88, of Bloomington, died Wednesday afternoon at the Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born June 5, 1928 in Harrodsburg, she was the daughter of Albert B. Parker and Genevieve (Koontz) Eads. Rose retired from R.C.A. and was a long-time member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. She loved to travel and visited all but two of the United States. She enjoyed listening to...
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Cecilia Kathleen Pittman

June 25, 1964 - November 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN.
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Harlis Edward Lucas

April 14, 1944 - October 29, 2016

Harlis Edward Lucas, age 72, of Bloomington, died October 29 at his residence. Born April 14, 1944 in Bloomington, he was the son of Harley and Hattie Violet (Koontz) Lucas. He worked as a cook at several different sorority houses at Indiana University. He previously had worked at the Big Wheel and Frisch's Big Boy restaurants. He had participated in league bowling at Classic Lanes and loved...
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Robert Jene Amick

March 1, 1951 - October 13, 2016

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Donald Eugene Patterson

February 11, 1948 - October 9, 2016

Donald E. Patterson, 68, of Bloomington, IN, passed away on October 9, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and a proud veteran. He served in the Vietnam war as a M.P. in the 18th Military Police brigade. He is survived by his wife, Diana K. (Cunningham) Patterson of Bloomington, sons Jason B. Patterson of Bondurant, IA, Jeremy W. Patterson of Greenwood, IN, Travis...
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Paula Ann Baumgartner

July 21, 1946 - October 4, 2016

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Mildred Lucille Robbins

June 22, 1928 - October 4, 2016

Mildred Lucille Robbins, 88 of Bloomington died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in her home. She was born June 22, 1928 in Trinity Springs, Indiana to Joseph Jewell and LuElla Rush Jewell. She was retired from Westinghouse.Survivors include two sons, Michael Robbins and his wife Pat of Summerville, SC and Stephen Robbins and his wife Elaine of Greenwood; a daughter, Sherri Fleenor and her husband...
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Edith Cinda Breedlove

January 30, 1957 - September 30, 2016

Edith "Cinda" BreedloveBorn on January 30th 1957 to Beverly and Valentino Valentincic and was a life-long member of the community.Miss Cinda was called home to be with the Father on September 30th, 2016.Miss Cinda joins her loving husband, Michael Breedlove, mother Beverly, father Valentino and close friend "Randy" who all preceded her in death.Miss Cinda was a loving and caring woman to each and...
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Ronald John Miller

April 20, 1958 - September 22, 2016

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Larry James Tosti

October 13, 1949 - September 3, 2016

Larry James Tosti, age 66, of Linton, Indiana, formerly of Bloomington, died Saturday at his residence. Born October 13, 1949, he was the son of Mickey James and Nancy (Hayden) Tosti. He was a self-employed landscaper and had worked for Bloomington Valley Nursery. He loved being outdoors. He was also an accomplished trumpet and guitar player. He is survived by his sister, Rosann Lane, of...
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Edward Eugene Bell

May 19, 1943 - August 29, 2016

Edward Eugene Bell, 73, of Bloomington, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on August 29, 2016. Ed was born on May 19, 1943 in Bloomington and was the son of Mike and Roxie Mae(Porter)Bell.Ed married Bonnie Sue Love on January 31, 1964. He was a 50 year employee of Indiana University working as a foreman in the plumbing division. He retired in 2008.Ed was an avid golfer and...
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Wilbur G. Bruce

June 3, 1933 - August 23, 2016

Wilbur Bruce of Unionville, Indiana died August 23, 2016. Wilbur and his sister Janet were both born at the home of their grandparents, Lafe & Eppie Clark, on the Jess Headley Farm 1/2 mile west of Tunnel Road on Hwy. 45 near Unionville.Wilbur is the son of Homer "Bud" M. Bruce and Loree (Clark) Bruce.Wilbur worked in the mechanical department 37 years for Monon, L&N and CSX Railroads in...
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Alice Clarke

July 18, 1934 - August 22, 2016

Alice "Jenny" Clarke, 82, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016. She was born July 18, 1934 in Bloomington, IN the daughter of the late Charles Stubblefield and Annabelle Parker Dyer. Jenny retired after over thirty years as an administrative assistant for the Indiana University Alumni Association. She was a member of American Legion Post 18 and the Bloomington Moose Lodge....
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Helen K. Wilbur

January 30, 1940 - August 15, 2016

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Cynthia Diane Allen

December 29, 1940 - August 14, 2016

Cynthia Diane Allen, age 75, of Bloomington died Sunday morning at the Stonecroft Health Campus in Bloomington. Born December 29, 1940 in Monroe County, she was the step-daughter of Raymond "Dick" Martin and daughter of Lois Mae (Adkins) Martin. She was a graduate of Bloomington High School, class of 1958. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens and canning the vegetable produce,...
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Ronald Gene Fretz

June 13, 1941 - August 8, 2016

Ronald Gene Fretz, 75 of Saline City, IN, died Monday, August 8, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years: Suzann (Bruce) Fretz, one son: Joe Fretz (Danika), one daughter: Terri Jo Fretz (fiancé Brian Irwin), two grandsons: Austin Fretz and Corbin Fretz, one brother: Robert Fretz (Mary Lou), two sisters: Virginia Fretz and Beverly Smith, his sister-in-law: Terri Bruce, brother-in...
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Kenneth H. Smith

May 10, 1931 - August 2, 2016

Kenneth H. Smith, 85, of Bloomington died in his home with his family at his side on Tuesday August 2, 2016. He was born on May 10, 1931 in Buffalo, New York to Milne Armstrong Smith and Marree Nancy Clayton Smith. He was a retired Electronic Switching Supervisor for the former Indiana Bell Telephone Company. On September 7, 1952 Kenneth married the former Geraldine Rae Browning and she...
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Frances Louise Norman

July 26, 1926 - July 31, 2016

Louise "Granny" (Boruff) Norman, age 90, of Bloomfield, died Sunday after a brief stay at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born July 26, 1926, she was the daughter of Paul and Ruby (Storms) Boruff. Granny was a member of the Cincinnati Christian Church, the Christian Women's Fellowship and the C and H Extension Homemakers Club. She loved being outdoors, spending time with family and friends and...
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Glenda Sue Clayton

November 3, 1937 - July 24, 2016

Glenda Wisley Koontz Clayton of Bloomfield, passed quietly away on July 24, 2016 in Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton, Indiana. She was the daughter of Ivan and Lucille(Pruett) Wisley. She was born in South Bend, IN on November 3, 1937 and lived most of her life in Monroe County.Glenda loved to sew, but her passion was oil painting. Glenda was a devoted mother of six children and two step-children:...
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Arvada K. Onken

July 31, 1945 - July 21, 2016

Arvada K. Onken, 70 of Bloomington died Thursday, July 21, 2016 in I.U. Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born July 31, 1945 in Odon, Indiana to John McNabb and Lola F. Jackson McNabb. She was retired from Indiana University as a Grants Coordinator. On May 29, 1964 Arvada married Jimmie Onken in Odon and he survives.Other survivors include a daughter, Rhonda L. Onken-Washington...
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Deborah A. Beckley

October 23, 1950 - July 2, 2016

Deborah A. "Debby" Beckley, age 65, of Bloomington, died Saturday at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born October 23, 1950 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of James Edward "Jim" and Alice Juanita (Day) Friedrich. She was a graduate of Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis, class of 1968. She enjoyed spending time with her family having been involved as a scout mom for both...
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Alice Ellen Smith

June 23, 1925 - June 29, 2016

Alice Ellen Smith, 91, of Bloomington, passed away in her home on June 29, 2016. She was born in Monroe County on June 23, 1925 to the late Audi and Ollie Hedrick Owens.Alice worked for many years at Home Laundry. She was also a homemaker, raising 11 children, ten of whom survive. Alice loved crocheting, sewing, cooking and being with her family.She is survived by four sons: James(Sandy)Smith,...
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Marcia Ann Harrell

May 30, 1939 - June 22, 2016

Marcia Ann Harrell, age 77, of Indianapolis, formerly of Bloomington died Wednesday afternoon at Meadow Lakes Health Care Center in Mooresville. Born May 30, 1939 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of William K. and Dorothy L. (Mitchner) Ollis. She graduated from Bloomington High School, class of 1957. Marcia had a faithful relationship with God and attended Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in...
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Betty Jane McGee

July 28, 1936 - June 22, 2016

July 28, 1936 - June 22, 2016 Betty Jane McGee, 79Betty J. McGee, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother died on June 22, 2016 in Bloomington at the age of 79.Betty Jane Evans was born on July 28, 1936 in Washington, IN to James Curtis Evans, Sr. and Pearl Evelyn (Shelton) Evans. She graduated from Washington High School in 1954 and was a member of the...
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Barbara Jean Denewett

October 27, 1928 - June 19, 2016

Barbara Jean Denewett, 87, passed away at her home in Edinburgh, IN on Sunday, June 19, 2016.Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Larry(married on Nov. 3, 1945); her eldest son Bill, daughter Susan, her father Thomas and mother Mary Mitchner, two sisters and six brothers.Barbara is survived by her daughter Lisa, son Gary, grandsons David, Jason, Scott and Chris; great granddaughter...
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Blanche Evelyn Nicholson

August 29, 1925 - June 17, 2016

Blanche Evelyn Nicholson, age 90, of Bloomington died Friday evening at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born August 29, 1925 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of George Wesley and Rose (Mullis) Cooper. She was a member of the Crossroads United Methodist Church and the Bloomington V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She loved sewing, gardening and yard work and dining out. She is survived by her...
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Judith Ann Bond

November 14, 1941 - June 15, 2016

Judith (Judy) Ann Bond, age 74, of Bloomington, died Wednesday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington. Born November 14, 1941 in Monroe County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Glen T. and Mary A. (Hyde) Davis. She was a homemaker and had attended the Little Union Baptist Church in Unionville, Indiana. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Lisa) Davis, of Bloomington and her aunt, Barbara...
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Patricia Ann Lanie

December 26, 1931 - June 11, 2016

Patricia Ann Lanie, 84 of Bloomington died Saturday, June 11, 2016 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born December 26, 1931 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Ray Hankins and Cora Lucille Wyant Hankins. She was a retired registered nurse.Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Jerry Lanie of Bloomington; three daughters, Cynthia LeBouef of Bloomington, Julie René Arthur of...
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Mary Crawford Parker

July 24, 1923 - June 9, 2016

.Mary Crawford Parker, 92, of Bloomington, went to be reunited with her husband on June 9, 2016. Life was not the same without her beloved Gene who passed on April 17, 2016.She was born to James and Virgie Crawford on July 24, 1923. Mary lived her entire life in Bloomington, enjoying family, friends and sharing her great sense of humor. From playing softball as a young girl, to working 20 plus...
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Samuel D. Smith

September 10, 1955 - May 28, 2016

Samuel D. "Sam" Smith, 60, Bloomington, Indiana passed away May 28, 2016 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Sam was born September 10, 1955 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Ralph J. and Norma Jeanne (Cardwell) Smith. Sam was a 1973 graduate of Bloomington High School South where he played on the 1972 IHSAA State Baseball Championship Team, he was a 1976 graduate of Indiana University. Sam was...
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Michael Lawhead

April 26, 1946 - May 28, 2016

Michael Lawhead, 70, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at home with his wife and daughters by his side.Born April 26, 1946 in Bury, England, he was the son of Wylie Luther and Lillian Lawhead.He was a caring and loving husband, dad and grandfather who enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to sprint car races.Michael was married to a wonderful woman for 53 years, Carol Lynn Floyd....
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James Patrick Kelly

July 18, 1924 - May 24, 2016

James P. Kelly, born July 18, 1924 in New York City, passed away peacefully at home in Bloomington surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Jim was married in NYC to his loving and beloved Marilyn (nee Lowery) on Jan 4, 1947. Together they had six children; Kevin (Judy, children and grandchildren) Kelly, Karen (George, children and grandchildren) McNichols, Theresa (Scott Dutton, daughter...
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James Allen Combs

August 25, 1943 - May 21, 2016

James A. Combs, 72 of Bloomington died Saturday morning, May 21, 2016 in I.U. Health Hospice House. He was born August 25, 1943 in New Albany, IN to Clarence Combs, Sr. and Mary Phillips Combs. He was a truck driver for over 30 years for Ralph Rogers and Co. James was a member of Amvets Post 2000, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 1085, Moose Lodge 1081 and Abate of Indiana.Survivors include...
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Gary Knapp

February 2, 1956 - May 3, 2016

Gary "Knappy" Knapp, 60, of Bloomington, IN passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016. He was born February 2, 1956 the son of James Knapp and the late Patty Knapp. Gary was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed NASCAR; he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Gary is survived by his father, James Knapp; his brother, Rick Knapp; his companion of 24...
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Camille Burge Roe

January 29, 1954 - April 25, 2016

Camille Burge Roe, age 62, of Bloomington, died Monday afternoon at her residence after a lengthy illness. Camille was born on January 29, 1954 in Linton, Indiana, the daughter of J.O. and Anglea "Pat" (Bailey) Burge. She graduated from the Highland Academy in Portland, Tennessee and later on graduated from the Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tennessee where she received her bachelor...
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Freda May Sims

June 30, 1924 - April 19, 2016

Freda M. Sims, 91 of Spencer and formerly of Bloomington died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Owen Valley Health Campus. She was born June 30, 1924 in Indianapolis to Fred Vest and Bessie Weaver Vest. She had been a presser for many years at Home Laundry in Bloomington. Freda was of the Baptist Faith and had attended Grace Baptist Temple before her husband's death.Survivors include two daughters,...
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Daniel W. Morris

November 16, 1958 - April 18, 2016

Daniel "Dano" W. Morris, 57 of Bloomington, IN passed away Monday April 18, 2016 surrounded by his family at IU Hospice House. He was born on November 16, 1958 in Monroe County, the son of Henry & Irma (Higgins) Morris.Danny worked for GE for over 20 years and is a Retired US Army Veteran. He was a longtime member of the American Legion, Burton Woolery Post 18, Amvets Post 2000, Fraternal...
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Alfred Eugene Parker

November 11, 1923 - April 17, 2016

Alfred E. (Gene) Parker, 92Alfred E. Parker of Bloomington died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Bloomington Hospice House. Gene was born in Shongaloo, La. November 11, 1923 to Henry and Ruby Parker.Gene filled his life with love of family, working at Indiana University for 35 years and music. He played steel guitar for over 60 years for his own enjoyment and professionally. He played in stage...
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Robert Gene Russell Wiley

January 15, 1931 - April 1, 2016

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Hazel Irene Fidler

January 12, 1926 - March 22, 2016

Hazel Irene "Mamaw Hazel" Fidler, age 90, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday evening at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born January 12, 1926 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Otto and Libbie Ethel (Fullerton) Funkhouser. She retired from G.E. in Bloomington and was a member of the House of Prayer. She loved watching I.U. Basketball, square dancing, bowling, camping, fishing, mushroom...
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Linda Fay Sherfield

January 1, 1942 - March 14, 2016

Linda "Fay" Sherfield, 74, of Bloomington died Monday, March 14, 2016 in her residence. She was born January 1, 1942 in Monroe County to James and Edith (Kinser) Flynn. She was a retired house cleaner.Survivors include three daughters, Balinda Flynn of Switz City, Diana Trenta of Bloomington and Loretta Lagenour of Springville; a son, Preston Harris of Lawrence County; two sisters, Lena...
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Mable Eileen Robertson

May 5, 1927 - March 8, 2016

Born on May 5, 1927 in Monroe County, Indiana to William "Hobert" Silvers, Sr. and Flora Loveless Silvers.Mable worked at RCA and GE until her retirement. She was a member of the Eastview Church of the Nazarene.Mable was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and loved by all who met her.Mable is survived by her brother, William H. Silvers, Jr. of Tucson, AZ; two sons, Roger (June)...
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Wilma M. Abram

June 19, 1926 - March 1, 2016

Wilma Abram, a long-time resident of Bloomington, IN, passed away at Mission-St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville, NC, March 1, 2016. She was born June 19, 1926, to Frank Bryant and May Pedro Bryant and preceded in death by her husband, Robert William Abram and brothers, Frank Bryant, Jr. and Dennis Bryant. She is survived by her son, Robert Michael Abram, M.D. and his wife, Susan, and sister,...
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James Edward Ingle

September 9, 1931 - February 8, 2016

James Edward Ingle, 84, of Ellettsville, Indiana passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016. He was born September 9, 1931 in Bedford, Indiana the son of the late Gerald Clyde Ingle and Harriett (Neideffer) Ingle. James had a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Rose Polytechnic Institute, 1953. He was a Project engineer, then chief engineer marine division Maxon Construction Company, Tell City,...
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Warren Forest McCauley

May 25, 1921 - February 6, 2016

Warren Forest "Squeak" McCauley, Sr., age 94, of Bloomington died Saturday afternoon at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born May 25, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Raymond and Margaret (Webb) McCauley. He retired from CW transport in 1982 after 25 years of service and then became a self-employed dump truck driver and was still driving past the age of 80 years old. He was a W.W....
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Rosalee Louise Egan

April 1, 1931 - January 31, 2016

Rosalee Louise Egan, age 84 of Bloomington, died Sunday afternoon at the I.U. Health; Hospice House in Bloomington. Born April 1, 1931 in Monroe County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Daniel and Luella (Walls) Hatton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Westside Assembly of God. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jenny and Rick Conner and Donna and Dennis Hedrick; one son...
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Betty Jo Robertson

December 24, 1921 - January 28, 2016

Betty Jo Carpenter Robertson, 94 of Bloomington died Thursday, January 28, 2016 in Garden Villa Health Care Center. She was born December 24, 1921 in Kansas City Kansas to Roy Vane Carpenter, Sr. and Josephine Henrieta Clyde Carpenter. On May 9, 1943 Betty married Robert Robertson and they remained married until his death on August 14, 1990. She was retired from the Monroe County Community...
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Lillian Adams Friley

March 14, 1927 - January 18, 2016

Lillian E Hagen (Adams) Friley, age 88 of Bloomington, diedMonday morning at the I.U. Health Hospital, Bloomington.Born March 14, 1927 in Dubois County, she was the daughterof Conrad G. and Anna M. (Bauer) Hagen. She was a lovingwife, homemaker and dedicated mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. After her own mother died from complications ofchild birth, she along with eight siblings...
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Glenn Lewis Roberts

May 10, 1938 - January 15, 2016

Glenn L. Roberts, 77, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis on January 15, 2016. Glenn was married to Barbara Booker in 1969. She preceded him in death in '02. He served at the One Way Christian Church in the choir for 8 yrs. and an usher for 10 yrs. Glenn retired from General Motors Truck and Bus in 1998 after 30 years of service.Glenn is survived by his son Michael Roberts of...
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Jonathan B. Winne

October 31, 1973 - January 13, 2016

Jonathan "Jon" B. Winne, 42 of Ellettsville died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 in his home with his family at his side. He was born October 31, 1973 in Glens Falls, New York to Donald Winne and Roberta Palmer Winne. He was a small business owner and truck driver.Survivors include his wife, Staci Burch Winne of Ellettsville; his son, Cole Winne age 5; his parents of New York; a brother, Todd...
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Mary M. Butcher

November 1, 1934 - January 4, 2016

Mary M. Butcher, 81, of Bloomington passed away on January 4, 2016 in her home. She was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky to the late William and Maxie(Melton)Spears on November 11, 1934.Mary is survived by two sons: Daniel(Carmon)Butcher and David(Twyla)Butcher and one daughter: Karen(Robbin)Prince a sister: Sara Pitman and several grandchildren and great -grandchildren. She was predeceased...
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Betty M. Sanders

October 25, 1922 - December 26, 2015

Betty Marie Sanders, 93, of Solsberry died Saturday, December 26, 2015 in Garden Villa Health Center. She was born October 25, 1922 in Monroe County, Indiana to John W Keller and Cora Elizabeth Hendricks Keller. She was a homemaker.Survivors include a son, James L. Sanders (Melea) of Switz City; four daughters, Judith Ann Eads (Charlie) of Solsberry, Teresa Kaye Rivera (Richard) of Greenfield,...
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Mildred Marie Ratts

July 27, 1917 - December 26, 2015

Mildred Marie Ratts, 98 of Solsberry died Saturday, December 26, 2015 in Garden Villa Health Center. She was born July 27, 1917 in Bloomington to Sherman Helms and Zelpha Burks Helms. She was retired from I.U. Housekeeping and had also worked at Woolworths and Burger's Grill. Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Ratts Underwood (John) of Bloomington; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Ratts of...
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Betty Jean Trenta

January 28, 1927 - December 17, 2015

Betty Jean Trenta of Bloomington, passed away on December 17, 2015 in Garden Villa. She was the daughter of the late Vic Stallings and Ivy (Stewart) Stallings Wade, born on January 28, 1927 in Bloomington. Betty was a clerk for many years at Hook's Drug Store. She was married to Carl R. Trenta in 1945 for 62 happy years. Carl preceded her in death in 2002. Carl and Betty loved to travel and play...
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Nellie Jean Stancombe

January 21, 1929 - December 15, 2015

Nellie Jean (nee Altop) (Wier) Stancombe, 86, a lifelong resident of Bloomington, IN died Tuesday night, December 15, 2015, at the I.U. Health Hospice House. She was born January 21, 1929, in Bloomington to Anise Nye Altop and Gertie Marie (Petit) Altop. She was retired from Indiana University Campus Food Department. Survivors include her daughter, Catherine Wier of Mishawaka, IN; son, Donald...
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Agnes Amanda Davis

January 23, 1920 - December 14, 2015

Agnes A. Davis, 95 of Bloomington died Monday, December 14, 2015 in her residence with her family at her side. She was born January 23, 1920 in Bloomington to James L. Blair and Pearl O. Rader Blair. She was a stay at home mother and an 80 year member of the First Church of God. She loved attending any function at her church and crocheting and sewing, making blankets and stockings for her...
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Paul Wilson

June 15, 1923 - December 12, 2015

Paul Wilson of Spencer, IN passed away in Kindred VA Nursing Home in Greenwood, IN on December 12, 2015, at the age of 92. Paul was born in Fancy Farm, KY to the late Robert Leo and Anna Bell(Hobbs)Wilson on June 15, 1923 and was the tenth child of the family.Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Grace Snyder Wilson last January. His passion was working in the yard, flower gardening...
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Roy G. Price

April 8, 1931 - December 2, 2015

Roy G. Price, 84, of Cadiz, Kentucky, formerly of Bloomington, IN passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at his home. He was born April 8, 1931 in Monroe County, Indiana the son of the late Vernon and Mary Price. Roy was a Korean Army Veteran. He retired after 31 years from General Motors in Indianapolis. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, working with his hands, and spending time with his...
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Carolee Joyce Mullis

December 19, 1933 - November 29, 2015

Carolee J. Mullis, 81, of Bloomington, died peacefully Sunday, November 29, 2015 in her home with her family at her side. She was born December 19, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Harold Fleetwood, Sr. and Helen Houston Fleetwood. She had been a realtor for Dunn Real Estate. Survivors include her six children, Kenneth Michael "Mike" Mullis and his wife Betty, Steven L. Mullis and his wife...
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David R. Gallagher

January 11, 1946 - November 24, 2015

David Ross "Rocky" Gallagher, age 69, of Owensburg, died Tuesday evening at his residence. Born January 11, 1946 in Bloomington, he was the son pf Richard L. and Mabel J. (Hamlin) Gallagher. He worked at Crane N.W.S.C. as an Engineering Technician. He was an avid reader and loved to draw. He had attended Little Union Baptist Church and was a member of the NRA. He had served as a U.S. Army...
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Margaret Eileen Mueller

November 12, 1962 - November 17, 2015

Margaret Lipscomb Mueller, 53 of Ellettsville died Tuesday morning, November 17, 2015 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born November 12, 1962 in DuBois, Pennsylvania to Charles and Janice Lipscomb. She had been a paramedic in Cheboygan, Michigan from 1983 - 1996 before retiring.Survivors include her parents of Ellettsville; a sister, Kathryn Livengood and her husband James of...
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Allen Kent Morrison

June 18, 1928 - November 7, 2015

Allen K. Morrison, age 87, of Bloomington died November 7, 2015 at McCormick's Creek Nursing and Rehab near Spencer, Indiana.Born June 18, 1928 in Lincoln Park, Michigan, he was the son of Reverend Justin Alspach Morrison and Elma Gail (Aldrich) Morrison. He was the grandson of Reverend Rufus Alfred Morrison and Eva (Alspach) Morrison as well as Hiram Henry Aldrich and Bonnie May (Snook) Aldrich...
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Audrey Jean McGuire

June 27, 1927 - November 7, 2015

Audrey Jean(Kelley)McGuire, 88 of Bloomington, passed away at home surrounded by her daughters, on Saturday, November 7, 2015. She was the daughter of George Robert Kelley and Gladys Ora(Cooper)Kelley of Solsberry, Indiana. She was married to Raymond "Hank" McGuire of Spencer, Indiana She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.Audrey Jean graduated from Solsberry High School at the...
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Carolyn Sue Sexton

December 7, 1931 - November 2, 2015

Carolyn Sue Sexton of Bloomington, passed away on November 2, 2015 in I.U. Health Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Wayne and Pearl Marie(Butcher)Foster, born on December 7, 1931 in Monroe County. Carolyn married William Alva Sexton on October 20, 1950 in Bloomington, IN. She was retired from Food Services with the Monroe County Schools. Carolyn was a member of the Red Hat Society and...
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Angie Beck

May 22, 1914 - October 3, 2015

Angie Edith Beck, age 101, died Saturday morning at the Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born May 22, 1914 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Samuel David and Luda (Cassada) Hollars. She was a member of the Unionville Church of Jesus Christ and the Eagles Lodge. She is survived by her two nieces, Arlene Ruth Puett and Shirley Evans, both of Bloomington and one nephew, David Hollars, of...
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Donald Gene Hacker

April 10, 1931 - October 2, 2015

Rev. Donald G. Hacker, age 84, of Bloomington, died peacefully Friday morning at Garden Villa in Bloomington after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born April 10, 1931 in Morgan County, he was the son of Shirley "Shird" and Maggie (Weaver) Hacker. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a simple man who loved the Lord and his church family as well. He was a pastor that...
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Lana Lee VanLeeuwen

February 17, 1948 - September 14, 2015

Lana Lee VanLeeuwen, 67, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015 at Richland Bean Blossom Healthcare. She was born February 17, 1948 in Muskegon, Michigan the daughter of the late John and Betty Vermeulen. Lana graduated from Bloomington High School in 1966. In 1968 she moved to Miami, Florida where she met the love of her life Adrian VanLeeuwen, who she married August 22,...
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Marty Gene Smith

July 10, 1960 - September 4, 2015

Marty G. Smith of Solsberry, passed away in Bloomington at Golden Living Center on September 4, 2015. He was born in Bloomington to Marshall and Kay (Love) Smith on July 10, 1960. Marty was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and raising his own food with his longtime companion Christann Shelley. Marty is survived by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law Korki(Michael)Tharp and...
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Patricia June Leach

May 31, 1929 - September 2, 2015

Patricia June Leach, age 86, of Bloomington, died Wednesday morning at her residence. Born May 31, 1929 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Roy E. and Bertha (Hacker) Burns. She worked in Bloomington doing land abstract researching before retirement. She was a long time member of Fairview United Methodist Church and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She is...
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Medford William Parsons

January 3, 1929 - August 25, 2015

Medford William Parsons, 86 of Bloomington died Tuesday evening, August 25, 2015 in his home. He was born January 3, 1929 in Martin County to James William Parsons and Carrie Maggie Mauder Parsons. He was retired from RCA.Survivors include two sons, James Parsons and his wife Becky of Spencer and Mike Parsons and his wife Tina of Nashville, TN; a daughter, Sherry Marlene and her husband Keith...
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