Our Obituaries

Peggy R. Dorsey

December 1, 1937 - January 27, 2018

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Gregory Lynn Cook

February 14, 1962 - January 26, 2018

Gregory Lynn Cook, 55, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Friday January 26, 2018. He was born February 14, 1962 in Elkhart, IN the son of Patricia A. Heiden and the lat Keith R. Cook. Gregory was an Army Veteran. He was very artistic and could make necklaces with beads and other items very well. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his mother, Patricia A. Heiden,...
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Edgar Eugene Cole

January 3, 1929 - January 25, 2018

Edgar E. "Ed" Cole, 89 of Bloomington died Thursday, January, 25, 2018 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born January 3, 1929 in Danville, Illinois to Edgar A. Cole and Bertha Smith Cole. He was a retired electrician.Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Sara Jane Cole of Bloomington; a son and daughter, Larry Cole and Risa Cole, both of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Corey...
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William Edward Crohn

June 10, 1928 - January 20, 2018

William E. "Bill" Crohn died peacefully on January 20, 2018 in I.U. Health Hospice House. He was a lifelong resident of Bloomington, born to the late William and Beatrice (Hasler) Crohn on June 10, 1928.Bill grew up on a farm where he developed a strong love for animals. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, gardening, yard work, John Wayne westerns and loved being with his family. He was a member of...
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Virginia Ruth Egan

June 8, 1933 - January 18, 2018

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Rebecca Nell Ayers

December 1, 1931 - January 16, 2018

Rebecca Nell Ayers, 86 of Bloomington died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Allisonville Meadows Nursing Home in Fishers. She was born December 1, 1931 in Bloomington to Doyle Cantrell and Harriet Fern Abram Cantrell. She was retired from the Indiana University Alumni Office.Survivors include her husband, Robert Ayers; a sister, Sharon Coster of Fishers; a grandson, Bradley Ayers of Fishers; two...
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Dianne Shepherd

March 4, 1946 - January 15, 2018

Dianne Shepherd, 71 of Bloomington died Monday January 15, 2018 in I.U. Health Hospice House. She was born March 4, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio to John H. Shepherd and Barbara G. Chambers Shepherd. She was an assembler for Cook Inc.Survivors include her son, Malcom Norris of Bloomington; a grandson, Brandon Stephens of Bloomington; three great grandchildren, Neveah Stephens, Lane Stephens and...
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Martha Lucille Hall

May 14, 1953 - December 15, 2017

Martha L. Hall, 64, died unexpectedly in her home in Bloomfield, IN on December 15, 2017. She was born in Bloomington on May 14, 1953 to Wilfred and Doris(Hays)Hamm. Martha worked for the Area 10 Agency for many years as a hospice caregiver. When she wasn't caring for others, she loved to garden, hunt mushrooms, cook for her family, work crossword puzzles, watch sci-fi movies be outdoors and most...
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Loretta Marie DeVries

January 28, 1942 - December 11, 2017

Loretta Marie "Rita" DeVries,75, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born January 28, 1942 in Bloomington, IN the daughter of Helen Burris and the late Ralph Hardin. Rita put herself through Vincennes University Nursing School and graduated with honors. She retired after over 30 years from Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital where she was a...
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Nina Louise Murphy Miller

June 12, 1929 - November 23, 2017

Nina Louise Murphy Miller, 88, of Bloomington, IN, passed away peacefully on Nov 23, 2017, at Indiana University Hospice House, Bloomington, IN. Her passing was the result of her suffering a stroke. Nina Louise Murphy was born June 12, 1929 to Dr. John Luther Murphy (9/19/1877-9/4/1944) and Louise Lee Graham Murphy (12/17/1894-5/7/1988) of Chicago, Ill. She had one sibling, brother Freddy, who...
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Ronald E. Fenwick

June 25, 1946 - October 31, 2017

Ronald Eugene Fenwick, 71, of Bloomington died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Brown County Health and Living. He was born June 25, 1946 in Kewanee, IL to Martin Gabriel Fenwick and Virginia Willadean Lee Fenwick. Survivors include his wife of over 49 years, Joan Sloan Fenwick of Bloomington; two sons, Ben and Jeremy Fenwick both of Bloomington; three sisters, Jeanette (husband Roger) Brickman...
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Foster Don Fulk

October 10, 1934 - October 29, 2017

F. Don Fulk passed away Sunday, October 29th at his residence surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. Don was survived by his wife of 56 years, Edith (Britton) Fulk; two children, Bill Fulk (Sarah) from Warren, Ohio and Donna Lowry (Andrew) of Springville, IN.; four grandchildren, Trent Chitwood (Megan), Haley Fulk, Dana Fulk & Cole Chitwood; one great grandson, Drake Chitwood...
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William Homer Stone

September 1, 1938 - October 24, 2017

William H. "Willie" Stone, age 79, of Bloomington, died Tuesday morning at the Bloomington Nursing and Rehab Center. Born September 1, 1938 in Bloomington, he was the son of James Cordell and Mattie (Nickless) Stone. He had formerly worked for the City of Bloomington Sanitation Dept.Willie is survived by his two sisters, Mary May Frye, of Freedom and Jeweldine Stone, of Bloomington, one sister-in...
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Charles Delmer McGinnis

June 7, 1918 - October 23, 2017

Charles D. McGinnis age 99, died peacefully in Bell Trace Senior Living Community on October 23, 2017. Charles was born in Bloomington on June 7, 1918 to the late Trent and Mae(Sims)McGinnis. At age 11 his family moved to 2900 W. 3rd St. which became McGinnis Farms.Charles enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942. He was sent to Miami, Florida for active duty in 1943 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant...
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Daniel Kent Mikulich

August 5, 1980 - October 22, 2017

Daniel Mikulich, a.k.a. "MikGyver", died tragically in a tractor accident in Owen County on October 22, 2017. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Nick Mikulich and Bonnie Overton on August 5, 1980. He was 37 years old.Daniel spent most of his adult life in Owen County, graduating from Bloomington High School North in 1998. He was a mechanic, fabricator, and heavy equipment operator, working...
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Viola May

August 10, 1922 - October 18, 2017

Viola May, age 95, of Bloomington, died Wednesday morning at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born August 10, 1922 in Richlands, Virginia, she was the daughter of William Wesley and Mariena Elizabeth (Byrd) Steele. Viola retired as a secretary at the Indian University School of Business Placement Office. She had formerly worked at R.C.A. Viola loved working both jigsaw and crossword puzzles and she...
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Nichol Charles Ivey

March 11, 1948 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN.
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Thomas Joel Denning

May 6, 1981 - October 6, 2017

Thomas Joel Denning, 36, of Greenwood and formerly of Bloomington died Friday, October 6, 2017 in his residence. He was born May 6, 1981 in Bossier City, Louisiana to Richard Denning and Debra Maine Denning. He had worked most recently for Dickinson Fleet Services, Carmel Indiana and for the Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University....
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Frederick Marshall Schultz

November 21, 1936 - October 6, 2017

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

March 18, 1935 - October 3, 2017

Carol Jean Dooley, age 82, of Bloomington, Indiana; passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Carol was born on March 18, 1935 in St. Louis Missouri and was the daughter of Rodney and Beulah Tarpy. She graduated from Manual High School, Peoria, Illinois. Carol married Ronald R. Dooley April 23, 1955 in Peoria Illinois. Prior to moving to Bloomington, Indiana in 2000 they lived in East Peoria,...
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Leslie G. Frye

June 3, 1929 - September 18, 2017

Leslie G. Frye, 88, of Bloomington, passed away on September 18, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Bloomington, IN. Les was born on June 3, 1929 to the late Wreatha and Alva Frye of Stinesville.Les retired from Hall Signs. He was a kind, loving Christian. He loved his family and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed reading the Bible, country music,...
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Frances Ellen Miller

March 29, 1930 - September 13, 2017

Frances E. Miller, 87 of Bloomington passed away at Stonecroft Health Campus on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.She was born on March 29, 1930 to Earl and Nora Perry.She grew up in Bloomington and graduated from BHS in 1948. She worked as a telephone operator at Indiana Bell. She knew Clyde Miller from high school and got reacquainted after high school through mutual friends. They were married for...
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James William Davis

November 30, 1951 - September 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN.
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Terry Earl Rone

July 24, 1947 - September 9, 2017

Terry Earl Rone, 70 of Bloomington, Indiana passed away peacefully with friends and family by his side at IU Health Hospice on Saturday, September 9, 2017.He was born July 24, 1947 in Bloomington, Indiana. Terry graduated from Indiana State University in 1974 with a B.S. in mechanical technology. He worked his entire life in the construction industry, primarily in project management. Outside of...
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Ethel Mary Donovan

August 26, 1937 - September 2, 2017

Ethel M. Donovan died peacefully in the early morning of September 2, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Ethel was born in Binghampton, NY on August 26, 1937 to the late Thomas and Ethel(Holden)McCarthy. Ethel was a registered nurse working for the federal government in Health and Human Services before retiring in 1994. She married James Donovan on February 3, 1961. He preceded her in death in...
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Larry Dean Price

January 13, 1942 - August 20, 2017

Larry Price born January 13, 1942. He had many brothers and sisters. He married Donna (Flynn) Price November 18, 1960. They had three boys; Gary Dean, Russell Dale, Mark Price and one daughter, Christina Long. 5 grandchildren; Toby Long, Markus Price, Halley Price, Alicia Price, and Gary Price six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.Larry was a self employed roofer and painter for...
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Wanda Jean Sparks

July 22, 1928 - August 15, 2017

Wanda Jean Sparks, 89, of Bloomington died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in I.U. Health, Bloomington Hospital. She was born July 22, 1928 in Smithville to Clarence Glen Sparks, Sr. and Hester Wampler Sparks. She was retired from Sam's Club.She is survived by her brother, Glen Sparks (wife Andrea) of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents.Wanda was a former member of the Reformed...
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Shirley M. Hofer

February 16, 1926 - August 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, Bloomington, IN.
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Rathmial L. Phillips

May 8, 1926 - August 4, 2017

Rathmial "Ralph" Lee Phillips, 91 of Bloomington died Friday, August 4, 2017 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born May 8, 1926 in Wayne County, Kentucky to Logan W. Phillips and Bessie Thompson Phillips. He had worked in many stone mills for over 40 years and retired from Bybee Stone Mill. Survivors include two sons, Cecil (Edna) Phillips and Keith (Pam) Phillips both of Springville...
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Matthew Dewayne Allen

May 24, 1999 - August 2, 2017

Matthew Dewayne Allen, 18 of Bloomington died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was born May 24, 1999 in Bloomington to Travis D. Porter and Misty L. Allen. He was a student and had attended Bloomington High School South.Survivors include his mother, Misty L. Allen of Bloomington; his father, Travis D. Porter of Bloomington; three sisters, Jasmin Allen, Amyah Hamilton and Nessiah...
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Sarah J. Mullis

April 26, 1945 - July 29, 2017

Sarah Jane (Stogdill) Mullis of Bloomington, died on July 29, 2017 in I.U. Health Hospice House. She was born April 26, 1945 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Otto and Beulah (Wooten) Stoghill. Sarah first married John Harden and he preceded her in death. She then married Donald Mullis and he survives. Sarah worked at the Monroe County School Corporation and graduated from Clear Springs High...
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Holly Elizabeth Hall

July 12, 1953 - July 13, 2017

Holly Elizabeth (Lettelleir) Hall, 64, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born July 12, 1953 in Bloomington, IN the daughter of Mildred Boyer Hennessey and the late William Lettelleir. Holly is survived by her mother Mildred and her husband Ralph; and many other beloved family members. Memorial services to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.
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Lisa Marie Dougherty

September 27, 1972 - July 8, 2017

Lisa Marie Dougherty, age 44, of Bloomfield died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon at her residence. Born September 27, 1972 in Muskegon, Michigan, she was the daughter of Carl and Sandra (Plews) Retzlaff. Lisa was a 1990 graduate of Bloomington High School South. During high school she worked part time at McDonald's West in Bloomington; which is where she met the love of her life, Matt. Matt...
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Bonnie Sue Bell

August 23, 1945 - June 28, 2017

Bonnie Sue Bell of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving family by her side. Bonnie was born in Linton, Indiana to the late Elmo and Dorothy(Martindale)Love on August 23, 1945. Bonnie married Edward Bell in Bloomington. He preceded her in death on August 29, 2016. Bonnie worked as a matron in the hyper building at Indiana University for a number of years. She is survived...
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Mark Allen Price

November 12, 1964 - June 26, 2017

Mark Allen Price, loving husband and father, died unexpectedly on June 26, 2017. He was born in Bloomington, IN on November 12, 1964 to Larry D. and Donna D. (Flynn)Price. Mark married Janice Campbell on February 14, 1992 in Bloomington. He worked as a maintenance technician for Life Designs in Bloomington. Mark was a wonderful family man who loved to tell stories whether the stories were true or...
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James Franklin DeMoss

June 3, 1941 - June 14, 2017

James Franklin DeMoss, Jr., passed away in the early morning hours of June 14, 2017 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington. James was born in Martin County to the late James F. and Marjorie Fortner DeMoss. He was a truck driver for 50 years, driving for the Hanna Trucking Company.James is survived by his two sons: Allen(wife Jo Ann)DeMoss and Travis DeMoss, three brothers: Butch, Paul and...
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Dennis Clark Snyder

May 2, 1938 - June 10, 2017

Dennis Snyder, of Brown County, passed away on June 10, 2017. He was 79 years old.Born May 2, 1938, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of Fredrick and Marion (Fox) Snyder. He was a U.S. Army veteran and then the Vice President of Business Development before retiring from Hartz Mountain Corporation.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Kay (Tarbet) Snyder, they were married for 46...
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Joseph L. Whitaker

September 14, 1929 - June 1, 2017

Joseph "Joe" L. Whitaker, 87, of Bloomington, IN passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born September 14, 1929 the son of the late Alton B. Whitaker and L. Mabel Whitaker. Joe was an Army Veteran. He enjoyed playing cards, his family reunions, and spending time with his beloved family and friends. He will be deeply missed. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 22...
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Vera E. Mathis

June 28, 1921 - May 21, 2017

Vera E. Mathis, age 95, of Bloomington, died Sunday at the Richland-Bean Blossom Health Care Center. Born June 28, 1921 in Elnora, Indiana, she was the daughter of Herman and Madge (Bradfield) McArtor. Vera worked as a cook at Grandview Elementary School prior to her retirement. She was an avid reader of history and loved learning. She also liked bird watching, traveling, listening to Gospel...
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Harold Lloyd Aynes

August 3, 1926 - May 20, 2017

Harold Lloyd Aynes, 90, of Orlando, FL formerly of Bloomington, IN, passed away on May 20, 2017 in Orlando, FL. He was born August 3, 1926 in Bloomington, IN the son of the late Carson and Olive White Aynes. Harold was a World War II Navy Veteran. He retired from the Bloomington Police Department as a homicide detective after 20 years of service. He was an expert fingerprint analysis. He also was...
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Terry James Dougherty

January 15, 1940 - May 19, 2017

Terry J Dougherty of Bloomington, Indiana passed away at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Plainville, IN on January 15, 1940 to Norwood (Woody) and Joyce (Killion) Dougherty. Terry graduated from Plainville High School in 1958 and moved to Lincoln, IL where he attended Lincoln Bible College for three years. He moved to Louisville, KY and worked in a Zayre Dept. Store. He met...
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Jack Leo Baxter

June 7, 1943 - May 3, 2017

Jack L. Baxter, 73, of Bloomington went home to heaven on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was born June 7, 1943 in Bloomington to William Baxter and Leoda K. Souders Baxter. He was retired from Sears.Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Sue Davis Baxter; a daughter, Jan (fiancé Tracy Taylor) Fuller of Bloomington; a son, John (wife Tonya) Baxter of Colfax; four grandchildren, Rachel (Don)...
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Richard Thomas Stand

September 9, 1931 - May 1, 2017

Richard Thomas Stand died on Monday the 1st of May at the age of 85. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Leo and Julia(Jablonski)Stand on September 9, 1931. He married Theresa Margherone on September 25, 1954 in Chicago.Richard was a long time member of St. John the Apostle Parrish in Bloomington. He worked as a machinist in both Chicago and Indiana. He was a devoted and loving family...
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Herman Leon McArtor

February 12, 1934 - April 28, 2017

Herman "Leon" McArtor, 83, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at Bell Trace Health and Living on Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born on February 12, 1934 in Bloomington to Herman McArtor and Madge Bradfield McArtor. He was retired from RCA with 35 years of service.Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Beverly McArtor; three daughters, Veryleana McArtor, Jennifer McArtor, both of...
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Kyle Shane Turpin

September 23, 1969 - April 28, 2017

Kyle Shane Turpin, 47, of Bloomington died Friday morning, April 28, 2017 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born September 23, 1969 in Bedford to Randy Turpin and Shona Goodman Turpin. He was a hair stylist at the Boomerang Salon.Survivors include his father and stepmother, Randy and Diana Turpin of Bedford; his mother, Shona Goodman Turpin of Bloomington; a brother, Jason Turpin of...
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Rosemary Blackwell

January 30, 1925 - April 9, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Rosemary Blackwell of Bloomington, passed away in Stonecroft Health Campus in the early morning of April 9, 2017. She was born in Bloomington, the daughter of Mose and Velma (Goin)Glasgow on January 30, 1925. Rosemary was an artist for many years, painting portraits and landscapes in oil and pastels. She also taught painting to many willing students over the years. Rosemary is...
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Jamie Allen Fidler

May 15, 1976 - April 7, 2017

Jamie Allen Fidler, 40, of Bloomfield formerly of Bloomington, IN passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017. He was born May 15, 1976 in Bloomington, IN the son of Joel and Rebecca Fidler. Jamie graduated from Bloomington North High School. He worked as an auto body painter at Andy Mohr Hyundai. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on his car, especially his Mustang, The Teenage Mutant Turtles, and...
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Janet Carole Robbins

July 13, 1935 - March 31, 2017

Rev. Janet Carole Robbins, age 81, of Bloomington, died Friday morning at the I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospice House. Born July 13, 1935 in Anderson, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harry and Maxine (Hastings) Shotts. She was a retired elder with the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. She was currently attending Crossroads United Methodist Church. She loved her family and reading...
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F. Eloise Masten

June 22, 1940 - March 30, 2017

F. Eloise Masten, 76 of Bloomington died Thursday, March 30, 2017 in I.U. Health, Bloomington Hospital. She was born June 22, 1940 in Freedom, Indiana to Frank Martin and Dorothy Bingham Martin. Eloise was retired from Sears and had previously worked for Indiana Bell. On August 5, 1958 she married Warren Masten in San Diego, California and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1996 after 38...
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David Austin 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

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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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