Our Obituaries

Helen Bernice Axom

August 1, 1929 - January 25, 2018

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Helen B. Axsom

August 1, 1929 - January 25, 2018

Helen B. (Rydenbark) Axsom, 88, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was born August 1, 1929 in Scotland, IN the daughter of the late Benjamin Curtis Rydenbark and Ruby (Eavey) Rydenbark. Helen worked for more than 10 years at RCA in Bloomington, where she met her husband. She was a member of McDoel Baptist Church, and spent many years volunteering at the church...
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Earl Franklin Robbins

September 12, 1924 - January 25, 2018

Earl Franklin Robbins September 12, 1924 through January 25, 2018Earl was a man of joy, kindness and compassion. In his life he wore many titles; veteran, son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather, and Reverend Robbins. Family and God were central to his life. He was born and raised in Bedford, Indiana to John and Nellie Robbins...
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Daniel Owen Sturgis

March 17, 1961 - January 24, 2018

Daniel Owen "Danny" Sturgis, 56, passed away Wednesday 24th January, 2018 in his home in Georgetown, Kentucky. Born March 17th, 1961 in Bloomington, Indiana, son of the late Robert C. "Bob" Sturgis, Sr and Patricia (Gray) Sturgis. Danny was a Senior Manager/Team Leader at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, where he's recently moved after transferring from Jackson, Tennessee. Born and raised in...
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Hilda Stubbings

December 14, 1914 - January 20, 2018

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Timmy Lee Grubb

July 2, 1962 - January 17, 2018

Timmy Lee Grubb, 55, of Bloomington died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in I.U. Health Hospice House. He was born July 2, 1962 in Bloomington to Ralph Grubb and Betty Skinner Grubb. He was employed by Bill McKee Properties as a groundskeeper.Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Janice Rene Pedro Grubb; two daughters, Susan Nicole Grubb and Bessie Marie Grubb, both of Bloomington; a son,...
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Annabelle Adkins

January 2, 1935 - January 17, 2018

Annabelle Adkins, age 83, of Bloomington, died Wednesday morning at Jill's House, Inc. Born January 2, 1935 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Harvey and Ola Mae (Hawkins) Woods. Annabelle worked in the restaurant business all her life and served over 20 years as the primary cook at Alpha Epsilon Pi at Indiana University. She and her husband, Jim, were married for 55 years. They traveled to...
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Shirley Kay Allbright

February 5, 1943 - January 14, 2018

Shirley Kay Allbright died unexpectedly on January 14, 2018 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. Shirley was a lifelong resident of Bloomington. She was born on February 5, 1943 to the late John Dugan and Altha (Purtelbaugh)Sipes. Shirley worked at Cook Medical for many years as an assembler. She is survived by her two daughters; Crystal(husband Rick)Stromatt of Bedford and D'Adra Allbright of...
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Marie Fleetwood

June 25, 1920 - January 14, 2018

Marie Fleetwood, age 97, died January 14, 2018.The Lord saw that she had done what she could, when she could and for as long as she could (Mark 14:8) AND He decided that she needed a rest and He took her home. Marie was born on June 25, 1920 in Monroe County to John L. and Rebecca (Hays) Hillenberg. She graduated from Houston High School in 1938. Marie was employed by the former RCA in...
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Lois I. Martin

October 6, 1924 - January 8, 2018

Lois I. Martin, age 93, of Bloomington, died Monday morning at I.U. Health, Bloomington Hospital. Born October 6, 1924 in Richland, Indiana, she was the daughter of Andrew A. and Carrie (Yeager) Smith. Lois retired as an elementary school teacher after over 27 years of service. She and her late husband, Ray, were charter members of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Lois loved to do quilting...
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Patricia Lee Englander

July 2, 1930 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Franklin Joseph Healy

December 28, 1954 - January 3, 2018

Franklin "Frank" Joseph Healy, 63, of Bloomington died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in his home with his family at his side. He was born December 28, 1954 in Washington, Indiana to Joseph Victor Healy and Charlotte Leonard. Frank was retired after having served in the U.S. Navy for 14 years. Survivors include his wife, Maria Healy of Bloomington; a daughter, Claire Healy of Chicago; a son, Chris...
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Richard L. Scheid

July 30, 1929 - December 30, 2017

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

November 11, 1946 - December 27, 2017

On December 27, 2017 with her daughters at her side Becky was promoted to the Kingdom of Heaven. She was born in Bloomington, Indiana on November 11, 1946 to Raymond J. and Virginia (Wells) Fowler. Becky graduated from Bloomington High School in 1964 and continued her education at Indiana University. During her teenage years she met the love of her life, Gary Lee Covey, after years of dating the...
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Marilyn Kay Soares

November 29, 1940 - December 19, 2017

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

March 25, 1922 - December 16, 2017

Ira M. Russ, 95, of New Unionville died Saturday, December 16, 2017 in I.U. Health Hospice House. He was born March 25, 1922 in Monroe County to Robert Russ and Jenny Brown Russ. He was retired from the Indiana Department of Transportation. In 1948 Ira married the former Jean McCoy and they spent 60 years together before her death in 2009.Survivors include his son, Denny (wife Susan) Russ of...
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Rick C. Kleindorfer

April 26, 1965 - December 15, 2017

Ricky Charles Kleindorfer 52 of Unionville passed away Friday of complications from cancer at IU Health Bloomington. He was born April 26, 1965 to Phyllis Mae (Polley) and David Lawrence (Porky) Kleindorfer. He graduated from Bloomington North class of 1983. Rick was the purchasing manager at the family owned business Kleindorfer's Hardware And Variety Store for over 40 years. He loved to...
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Frencee Jane Grubb

July 30, 1941 - December 11, 2017

Frencee Jane Grubb, 76, of Bloomington died peacefully Monday, December 11, 2017 in I.U. Health University Hospital. She was born July 30, 1941 in Bloomington to Robert Glen Jones and Catherine Irene Hensley Jones. She was retired from the Monroe County Recorders Office.Survivors include her son, Robert "Rob" Grubb of Bloomington; a sister, Fonya (husband Dan) Romisher of Ellettsville; a...
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Vicki Lynn Uland

November 16, 1948 - December 5, 2017

Vicki Lynn Uland, age 69, of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence. Born November 16, 1948 in Oakland, California, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Earldean (Hinkle) Nikirk. She was currently an administrative assistant and Corps member of the Van Buren Township Fire Department, a job she dearly loved. She had formerly worked at R.C.A. and retired from G.E. She was an...
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Barbara B. Edgeworth

October 3, 1934 - December 5, 2017

Barbara B. Edgeworth, 83, of Bloomington died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in Autumn Hills Health Care. She was born October 3, 1934 in Ft. Wayne to Dr. G. T. Bowers and Margaret Doty Bowers. She was a homemaker.Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Terry Edgeworth of Bloomington; her three children, Michael Edgeworth, Margaret (husband Philip) Randall and David B. Edgeworth, all of...
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Dell Reese Hales

October 2, 1929 - November 24, 2017

Dell Reese Hales, age 88, of Bloomington died Friday morning at Autumn Hills Alzheimer's Special Care Center. Born October 2, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was the son of Bernell and Sarah Elda (Sessions) Hales. He had received a PhD in Chinese Literature and formerly taught at Michigan State University. He retired as owner of Ming Enterprises in Bloomington where he stayed active owning and...
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Leibert Leon Cordry

May 20, 1931 - November 24, 2017

Leibert L. "Lee" Cordry, age 86, of Bloomington died Friday afternoon at the Richland-Bean Blossom Health Care. Born May 20, 1931 in Edinburgh, Indiana, he was the son of Charles and Blanche (Freeman) Cordry. Lee was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as the General Manager of the Bloomington office of the South Central Company after 40 years of service. He later worked for ten...
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Barbara Elizabeth Drake

September 30, 1931 - November 15, 2017

In Loving Memory of Barbara Elizabeth DrakeMrs. Barbara Elizabeth Drake, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, at Bloomington Hospital. Barbara was born September 30, 1931 to the late Oscar and Nellie (Johnson) Bland.Barbara was born and raised in Bloomington where she graduated from Bloomington High School. Shortly after graduating, she met Dr. Phillip Lee Drake whom she married...
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Richard Henry Leftwich

February 1, 1920 - November 10, 2017

Richard H. LeftwichFeb. 1, 1920 - Nov. 10, 2017Richard H. Leftwich passed away Friday at Jill's House Memory Care, Bloomington, Indiana. He was 97.Dick was the fifth of nine children born to Rush and Nellie Leftwich on their tenant farm near Burden, Kansas. In 1941 he became the first in his family to earn a college degree, a B.A. in economics from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. He...
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Judith Darlene Kleindorfer

March 21, 1940 - November 10, 2017

Judith Darlene Kleindorfer, age 77, of Bloomington died Friday morning at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born March 21, 1940 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Clyde and Dorothy (Hawkins) Deckard. She was a retired cook for M.C.C.S.C. food services at both University Elementary and Middle Schools. After her retirement from M.C.C.S.C. she continued her love for children by operating her...
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Vernon Lee Hash

December 7, 1935 - November 8, 2017

Vernon Lee Hash, 81, of Terre Haute and formerly of Bloomington died Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in his residence. He was born December 7, 1935 in Bloomington to William Hash and Jessie Pedro Hash. Vernon was retired from the Coca Cola Company where he installed vending machines in restaurants.Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Pharris and her husband Casey of Terre Haute and Kathy Smith...
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Sharon J. Brown

April 3, 1948 - November 7, 2017

Sharon Joyce Brown, age 69, of Bloomington died Tuesday evening at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born April 3, 1948 in Mitchell, Indiana, she was the daughter of Cardis S. and Ann (English) Hall. Sharon was a graduate of Mitchell High School, Class of 1966 and the Madame C.J. Walker Beauty College in Indianapolis. She worked for Indiana University for over 20 years, first serving as...
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James Robert Graves

September 17, 1960 - October 30, 2017

James Robert Graves, Sr., 57, of Morgantown died Monday, October 30, 2017 in Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born September 17, 1960 in Logansport, IN to Terrell Estle Graves and Janet Sue Roberts Graves. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his two sons, James Robert Graves, Jr. of Ellettsville and Jesse Robert Graves of Bloomington; two brothers, Mike Graves of Morgantown and...
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Joseph Edward Fenton

May 22, 1979 - October 28, 2017

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Joe Fenton, loving husband, father, son, brother, grandson, uncle and nephew, passed away at the age of 38 in a tragic accident. Joe will be eternally remembered by his wife and best friend Carrie, and their precious children, Henry (age 2) and Mavis (age one month). Joe will be sadly missed by his parents John and Monica (Kelley) Fenton, his grandparents, Robert...
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Guy E. Jones

August 2, 1956 - October 27, 2017

Guy Evan Jones, age 61, of Bloomington, formerly of Terre Haute died Friday at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born August 2, 1956 in Evansville, Indiana, he was the son of Raymond Ernest and June Carol (Beldon) Jones. Guy was a graduate of Vincennes University and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Guy worked as a supervisor in a plastic film manufacturing facility in Terre...
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James Paul Kany

November 7, 1994 - October 25, 2017

James Paul Kany, 22, of Bloomington died Wednesday Morning in I.U. Health, Bloomington Hospital. He was born November 7, 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona to Jed Paul Kany and Ijah A. Willson Kany. Survivors include his mother, Ijah A. McCulley of Bloomington; his father, Jed Paul Kany and wife, Melissa of California; a sister, Kira Kany of Colulmbus; two brothers, Kilean and Liam McCulley both of...
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Linda S. Dishman

January 3, 1949 - October 24, 2017

Linda S. Dishman of Leesburg, Florida, died unexpectedly in her home on October 24, 2017. She was formerly from Bloomington and Sullivan, Indiana before moving to Florida with her husband 10 years ago. Linda was a 1967 graduate of Edgewood High School in Ellettsville. She married Darrell Dishman on July 20, 1968. He preceded her in death in 2010. Linda was a secretary in the Hyper Building at...
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Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis

December 18, 1936 - October 20, 2017

The family of Kenneth Richard Russell Gros Louis mourns his death, as the Indiana University community grieves the loss of its University Chancellor Emeritus and a colleague whose leadership and example helped to realize the central purposes of a university education. For his entire life Ken treasured his family and for more than fifty years, he supported and served IU students and faculty.Ken...
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Dorothy Nell Marlin

January 5, 1925 - October 11, 2017

Dorothy Nell Marlin, 92, of Houston and formerly of Indianapolis died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Cottages of Clear Lake, League City, Texas. She was born January 5, 1925 in Bay Minette, Alabama to Jesse Jordan and Ida Mae Presley Jordan. Survivors include two daughters, Alice Palmer of Houston and Eunice (Ken) Brubaker of Topeka, Kansas; two sons, Bob (Cathy) Marlin of Indianapolis and Tim...
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Lucretia Rae Sheffield

October 20, 1941 - October 7, 2017

Lucretia Rae Sheffield, age 75, of Bloomington, died Saturday afternoon at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born October 20, 1941 in Sanders, Indiana, she was the daughter of Elmer H. and Eva Lee (Chambers) Ridge. Lucretia attended Bloomington High School and was employed at Westinghouse and then at R.C.A. She loved to study the history of the Civil War. Lucretia is survived by three sons,...
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John George Costas

February 18, 1937 - October 3, 2017

FEB. 18, 1937 - OCT. 3, 2017BLOOMINGTON - John George Costas died unexpectedly on October 3, 2017, in Golden Living Center in Bloomington. He was born in Bloomington, to the late George and Katigo (Lambros) Costas on February 18, 1937.John graduated from Bloomington High School in 1954. He earned Master's degrees in both Math and Bacteriology. He worked at the doctoral level on advanced research...
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Richard Max Barger

July 26, 1933 - September 26, 2017

Richard Max Barger, 84, of Bloomington died peacefully on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in his home. He was born July 26, 1933 in Bloomington to James and Dora Barger, the youngest of 10 children. He was retired from RCA.Survivors include two children, Vickey (Gary) Smith of Bloomington and Deano Barger of Solsberry; two sisters, Patricia (Harold) Fabriz and Virginia Johnson; 7 grandchildren; ...
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Maxine Shields

August 16, 1928 - September 24, 2017

Maxine Shields, age 89, of Corpus Christi, Texas died Sunday evening in Corpus Christi. Born August 16, 1928 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Ivan and Dorothy (Carmichael) Hahn. She graduated from Ellettsville High School, was a charter member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a member of St. Peters By the Sea United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi. She married Joseph Shields...
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Susanne Haverstock

July 2, 1946 - September 21, 2017

A beautiful smile and infectious laugh left this world on September 21st. Susanne Talbott Haverstock, 71, passed away that morning in the home she loved in Bloomington, IN.Sue was born on July 2, 1946 in San Jose, CA, to Robert L. Talbott and Mary Evelyn (Fowler) Talbott. She was a graduate of the IU School of Education, earning both Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She taught in MCCSC schools...
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Phillip Lee Drake

May 8, 1930 - September 19, 2017

Dr. Phillip L. Drake, Jr., of Bloomington, died peacefully on Tuesday in Meadowood Retirement Home with his lovely wife Barbara by his side. Phillip was born in Bloomington on May 8, 1930 to the late Phillip and Dorothy (Solsberry) Drake. He was 87 years old. He lived in Bloomington until the age of 7 when his parents moved to St. Louis, MO. He came back to Bloomington when he was 19, met Barbara...
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Matthew David DeMars

September 22, 1966 - September 16, 2017

Matthew David DeMars, 50, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away the morning of September 16, 2017. Matt was born September 22, 1966 in San Francisco, California to David DeMars and Carol Ansley DeMars. For over 20 years, Matt built a career as a professional songwriter and vocalist/piano player. He shared his musical talent around the country, and most recently in nursing homes and retirement...
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Thomas Parker O'Daniel

October 27, 1925 - September 14, 2017

Thomas P. "Tom" O'Daniel, age 91, of Bloomington, died Thursday at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born October 27, 1925 in Waverly, Kentucky, he was the son of John Anthony and Mary Elizabeth (Hancock) O'Daniel. Tom spent his childhood years in Evansville, IN. He was the owner of Tom O'Daniel Ford, a Bloomington landmark for nearly 30 years. He spent his retirement wintering in St...
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Herbert R. Harris

June 19, 1923 - September 9, 2017

Herbert R. Harris, 94, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Saturday September 9, 2017. He was born June 19, 1923 in Bloomington, IN the son of the late Carl and Emma Harris. Herbert was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He retired from Indiana University in the Maintenance Department. Herbert was an avid fisherman; he enjoyed spending time with his family and...
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Roy Samuelsen

June 12, 1933 - September 7, 2017

Opera singer and college professor Roy Samuelsen died on September 7, while on a family trip in Wyoming. He was born on June 12, 1933 in Moss, Norway, to Ragnar Andreas Samuelsen and Margareth Olivia (Evensen) Samuelsen. He grew up under the Nazi occupation of his country, and began his career as a singer entertaining neighbors and countrymen in air raid shelters, especially singing American...
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Laurel Kaye Wray

September 25, 1953 - September 4, 2017

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

March 7, 1929 - September 3, 2017

Pauline Kleindorfer of Bloomington passed away on September 3, 2017 in Golden Living Center. She was born in Monroe County to the late Shelby and Dorothy(White)Kleindorfer on March 7, 1929. Pauline worked for IU Health Bloomington Hospital for many years. She is survived by one brother: David(Phyllis)Kleindorfer and 19 nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded...
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Harold Wayne Pate

February 7, 1941 - August 31, 2017

Harold "Tex" Wayne Pate, 76, of Bloomington died Thursday, August 31, 2017 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born February 7, 1941 in Bloomington to George S. Pate and Fanny Smiley Pate. He was retired from Lentz Asphalt. Survivors include his wife, Sharon E. Pate; two daughters, Crystal (Scott) E. Duva of Alamogordo, New Mexico, and Tammy (Michael) S. Ball of Bloomington; two sons...
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Chester Lee Cherry

March 10, 1954 - August 25, 2017

Chester "Chet" Lee Cherry, Jr., 63 of Nashville and formerly of Bloomington died unexpectedly Friday, August 25, 2017 in Nashville. He was born March 10, 1954 in Evansville to Chester Lee Cherry, Sr. and Norma Jean Carpenter Cherry. Chet was working at the Artist Colony in Nashville.Survivors include his children, Chad Lee Cherry of Nashville and Cheryl (Geoffrey) Owen of Bloomington; two...
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Violet Louise Disinger Chamness

April 11, 1929 - August 25, 2017

Violet Louise Disinger Chamness, age 88, of Francesville, Indiana died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Karen, in Ellettsville, Indiana. Violet was born on April 11, 1929 in Monon, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Elsie (Roby) Marchand. Violet was a loving homemaker and in addition to caring for her children she loved crocheting, quilting and sewing. She was a member of the...
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Eva D. Bernhardt-Kabisch

January 4, 1926 - August 23, 2017

Eva Dessau Bernhardt-Kabisch died on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at the Bloomington Hospital, after sustaining severe brain damage as a result of losing consciousness after choking on a piece of fruit. She was 91 years old. Eva was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, as the daughter of the composer Paul Dessau and the actress Gudrun Kabisch. Upon Hitler's assumption of power in 1933, the family had to...
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Patricia Ruth Vestuto

June 17, 1932 - August 23, 2017

Patricia R. Vestuto, age 85, of Bloomington, died Tuesday at Autumn Hills Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Bloomington, IN. She was born on June 17, 1932 in Macon, Illinois to John "Bud" and Mary (Conner)Payne. She graduated from Macon High School and attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where she studied art, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art History,...
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Frank Edward Deckard

March 28, 1961 - August 18, 2017

Frank Edward Deckard, Sr., died unexpectedly at his home in Bloomington on August 18, 2017. He was the son of Ronald Blaine Deckard and Linda(Robertson)Deckard Busch. He was born in Bloomington on February 28, 1961 and lived in the area most his life. Frank worked for the Union Local #47 as a master dry wall finisher for many years including the Bloomington South High school entry way. He...
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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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