Our Obituaries

Morris Dean McCoy

May 16, 1932 - April 23, 2017

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

July 1, 1945 - April 21, 2017

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

May 8, 1928 - April 20, 2017

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

May 27, 1946 - April 17, 2017

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

April 7, 1933 - April 17, 2017

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

September 1, 1932 - April 17, 2017

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

September 5, 1938 - April 12, 2017

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

February 12, 1922 - April 6, 2017

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

August 9, 1934 - April 3, 2017

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

September 22, 1926 - March 31, 2017

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

May 23, 1945 - March 30, 2017

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

August 4, 1923 - March 29, 2017

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

March 11, 1915 - March 29, 2017

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

March 12, 1924 - March 24, 2017

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

January 9, 1927 - March 17, 2017

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

June 11, 1925 - March 16, 2017

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

July 9, 1950 - March 15, 2017

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

April 26, 1922 - March 6, 2017

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

November 30, 1939 - March 3, 2017

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

December 7, 1979 - March 1, 2017

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

June 29, 1929 - February 26, 2017

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

April 19, 1953 - February 23, 2017

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

August 23, 1928 - February 22, 2017

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

February 3, 1933 - February 17, 2017

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

March 18, 1933 - February 16, 2017

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

June 2, 1945 - February 14, 2017

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

November 6, 1939 - February 13, 2017

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

March 31, 1916 - February 6, 2017

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

March 19, 1958 - February 3, 2017

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

September 24, 1947 - January 28, 2017

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

July 29, 1915 - January 25, 2017

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

April 1, 1983 - January 20, 2017

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

July 23, 1921 - January 20, 2017

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

September 23, 1924 - January 16, 2017

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

April 14, 1924 - January 15, 2017

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

September 16, 1928 - January 14, 2017

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

June 25, 1936 - January 13, 2017

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

July 8, 1959 - January 10, 2017

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

August 10, 1953 - January 10, 2017

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

January 4, 1951 - January 8, 2017

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

March 14, 1936 - January 2, 2017

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

November 3, 1932 - December 31, 2016

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

February 20, 1933 - December 29, 2016

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

February 3, 1955 - December 28, 2016

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

February 6, 1955 - December 23, 2016

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

September 4, 1920 - December 21, 2016

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

August 3, 1940 - December 18, 2016

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

February 9, 1933 - December 16, 2016

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

April 24, 1951 - December 16, 2016

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

April 18, 1963 - December 10, 2016

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

March 6, 1923 - December 4, 2016

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

January 11, 1935 - December 3, 2016

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

March 14, 1931 - December 2, 2016

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

April 22, 1931 - December 2, 2016

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

March 30, 1944 - November 30, 2016

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

July 2, 1947 - November 16, 2016

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

November 4, 1935 - November 12, 2016

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

October 25, 1929 - November 2, 2016

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

July 12, 1960 - November 1, 2016

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

April 2, 1925 - October 27, 2016

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

October 25, 2016

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

August 4, 1956 - October 22, 2016

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

March 9, 1943 - October 21, 2016

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

July 7, 1923 - October 20, 2016

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

August 17, 1919 - October 11, 2016

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

October 18, 1945 - October 9, 2016

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

February 25, 1923 - September 17, 2016

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

July 21, 1928 - September 11, 2016

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

July 15, 1925 - September 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Jerry Dee Rader

July 6, 1949 - September 4, 2016

SOLSBERRY - Jerry Dee Rader, Sr., passed away on September 4, 2016, in Solsberry, Indiana, at the age of 67. He was a former truck driver and owned a wrecker service.Jerry is preceded in death by his son, Jerry Rader, Jr.; parents Elmer Rader and Della Mae Webb Humphrey; one brother Cleo Rader; and one sister Janet Cox.He is survived by his wife Donna (Bowers) Rader of Solsberry; three...
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Huston Veachel Macy

July 9, 1930 - August 31, 2016

Huston V. Macy, 86, of Bloomington went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born July 9, 1930 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky to Alfred Owen Macy, Sr. and Lucy R. LeGran Macy. Survivors include his wife, SueAnna Macy of Bloomington; one daughter, Lavere Montgomery (husband Dale) of Marion, Illinois; one son, Dennis Macy (wife Barbara) of...
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Robert George Stubbings

August 2, 1940 - August 29, 2016

Robert "Bob" George Stubbings, 76, of Bloomington Indiana passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016.He was born July 2, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan to Hilda Uren Stubbings and the late George A. Stubbings.Bob is survived by his mother, Hilda Uren Stubbings; his brother; Carl H. Stubbings and his sister Kathrine Stubbings.Robert (Bob) was a gentleman and a scholar. He had a number of advanced Degrees...
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Floda Suzanne Headley

November 20, 1928 - August 21, 2016

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Floda Suzanne (Cornacchione) Headley of Fountain Hills, Arizona, died Aug. 21 at the age of 87. She was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Bloomington, Indiana. Suzanne was the only child of Nell Rebecca Jenkin Cornacchione, Townley, RN, and Dr. Matthew Cornacchione.Suzanne married Donald Max Headley (deceased in February 2013) of Bloomington, Indiana, on June 30, 1948, at the First...
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Maurene Sue Jessup

June 30, 1944 - August 21, 2016

BLOOMINGTON-- Maurene Sue Jessup passed away on Sunday, August 21st from complications of pneumonia at the age of 72. Born June 30th, 1944 in Henderson, KY she was a resident of Garden Villa Assisted Living Facility. A strong, caring, sarcastic and beautiful lady, she was diagnosed roughly 40 years ago with multiple sclerosis. She learned not to resist the disease but to understand it and...
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Harriet Bertha Ina Agnes Karlsond Calder

March 13, 1929 - August 20, 2016

Harriet Karlsond was born on March 13, 1929 in Schwerin/Mecklenburg, in East Germany and died on 20 August, 2016 in Indiana University Hospice House, as a result of complications from vascular dementia. Harriet's parents were Ernst Christian Karlsond and Bertha Meyer Karlsond. She is predeceased by her siblings, Fritz, Bona and Klaus.She is survived by her husband, George, daughter, Patricia ...
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Kebede Girma Haile

April 28, 1958 - August 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Tully C. Shaw

October 13, 1928 - August 2, 2016

Tully C. Shaw of Bloomington, IN died on August 2, 2016. He was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on October 13, 1928 the son of Noble R. Shaw and Mary Virginia Crabbs Shaw. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School and Wabash College and did graduate work at Butler University and Indiana University. A Korean War veteran, he supervised re-building Korean primary schools following the end of...
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Kelly Jo Whaley

June 6, 1968 - July 28, 2016

Kelly Jo Whaley died unexpectedly at her parent's home in Bloomington on July 28, 2016. She was born on June 6, 1968, the daughter of Ronald Lee and Reba Irene (Newton) Terrell. Kelly was 48 years old.Kelly married Bryan Whaley on August 4, 1986. They were ready to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Florida.She worked at Cook for several years before becoming disabled...
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Eugenie Maria Medcalf

May 5, 1926 - July 23, 2016

Eugenie "Jennie" Maria Medcalf of Bloomington passed quietly away on July 23, 2016 in Garden Villa in Bloomington. Eugenie was born in Weilbach, Germany to Eugene and Maria Patron Emrich on May 5, 1926. As a young girl, Eugenie and her family struggled to survive during the terror of the Holocaust and Hitler's reign during WWII. She lived in Germany until the age of 33, leaving in 1959 to begin...
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Anne Barnes Sullivan

February 3, 1951 - July 15, 2016

Anne Barnes Sullivan passed away on July 15, 2016 in her home in Unionville, IN. As per her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Charles Ray Smith

September 27, 1927 - July 13, 2016

Charles Ray Smith, age 88, of Bloomington died Wednesday evening, July 13 at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born September 27, 1927 in Harrodsburg, Indiana, he was the son of Harry V. and Iva (Sylvester) Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from General Electric in Bloomington. He was an avid coin collector, an avid sportsman, especially hunting, fishing, basketball and...
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Virginia Lynn Suttner

April 27, 1944 - July 7, 2016

Virginia Lynn (Ginny) Suttner of Bloomington, Indiana passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the IU Health Hospice House. She ultimately lost a year-long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Ginny was born April 27, 1944 in Elmhurst, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Francis Maurine (Norton) Schafer. Ginny was a first grade teacher...
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Everett Dale Sears

March 22, 1959 - June 27, 2016

Everett "Dale" Sears, age 57, of Bloomington died Monday evening at I.U. Health; Methodist Hospice in Indianapolis from injuries received in a work accident. Born March 22, 1959 in Bedford, he was the son of Everett F. Sears and Judy (Sullivan) Sears Clowers. He graduated from Bloomington High School South, class of 1977 and was a member of the Eagles Lodge and AmVets. His passions were riding...
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Thomas M. Adams

August 19, 1926 - June 25, 2016

Thomas "Red" Marshall Adams, Jr. 89 of Bloomington died Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Hearthstone Health Campus. He was born August 19, 1926 in Ravena, Kentucky to Thomas Marshall Adams, Sr. and Marcie J. Smith Adams. He was retired from General Motors Powertrain, Bedford.Survivors include two sons, Ricky Adams and his wife Gale of Spencer and Timothy Adams of Bloomington; four grandchildren,...
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Steven Andrew Kirk

September 23, 1957 - June 25, 2016

Steven Andrew "Andy" Kirk, age 58, of Worthington, formerly of Bloomington died Saturday evening at his residence. Born September 23, 1957 in Bloomington, he was the son of Delmer Lee and Phyllis E. (Stevens) Kirk. He was a musician and self-employed landscaper. He was a long-time bass guitar and singer for the Lloyd Wood band. He had formerly performed with Bobby Helms and many years for the...
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Diane Cormier Agan

July 5, 1953 - June 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Alberta Ella Lamirand

September 11, 1923 - June 19, 2016

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

July 9, 1976 - June 17, 2016

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

May 9, 1931 - June 14, 2016

Wilma L. Breeden, 85 of Bloomington was peacefully called home on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 with her family by her side while in Garden Villa. She was born May 9, 1931 in Bloomington to Raymond Reed and Opal New Reed. She had worked at Westinghouse, RCA and Sabin.Survivors include three daughters, Pam Hacker of Bloomington, Kimberly Staley and her husband Robert of Greenwood and Diana Emery of...
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Raymond Moscowitz

January 3, 1938 - June 8, 2016

Raymond Moscowitz, 78, a long-time Indiana journalist, died June 8 in Bloomington.Moscowitz, a member of the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame (inducted in 2002), spent 29 years with Nixon Newspapers, Inc., the last ten as editorial director overseeing the company's 12 newspapers. He was managing editor of the Frankfort Times, editor of the Wabash Plain Dealer, editor of the Michigan City News...
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Howard Koontz

January 6, 1942 - June 3, 2016

Howard Koontz, 74, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away Friday, June 3, 2016. He was born January 6, 1942 in Monroe County, Indiana the son of the late Clyde and Edna Koontz. Howard was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He was a mechanic but he retired from General Electric. He enjoyed NASCAR, sports, fishing, hunting, camping and the outdoors. He was an avid Indiana University basketball fan who also...
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Mary Dean Tabor

December 8, 1927 - June 3, 2016

Mary D. Tabor, 88 of Bloomington died Friday, June 3, 2016 in her residence with her family by her side. She was born December 8, 1927 in Clarksville, TN to Earl C. Clements and Darletta H. Head Clements. She had retired from the engineering department of Otis Elevator.Survivors include her daughter, Sandy Tabor of Solsberry; a son, Michael (Rita) R. Tabor of Solsberry; four grandchildren,...
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Wilma Irene Berry

May 8, 1919 - May 31, 2016

Wilma Irene "Irene" S. Berry, 97 of Indianapolis died Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in I.U. Health, Hospice House in Bloomington. She was born May 8, 1919 in Highland County, Ohio to Sylvester A. Smith and Lorella (Bussey) Smith. She married Thomas T. Berry on March 26, 1938 in Kentucky and enjoyed 61 years of marriage before his death on May 12, 1999.Survivors include two sons, Thomas A. Berry (Sue)...
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Joanna Hendrix

November 5, 1953 - May 30, 2016

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

February 21, 1945 - May 29, 2016

Byron K Smith, age 71, of Bloomington died Sunday May 29. He was the son of Cleo Knighten Smith and Iris Anderson Smith Neal. Byron, a lifelong Bloomington native, was born February 21, 1945. Until his early twenties, Byron was known by the nickname, "Bikey", which was bestowed upon him by a family friend. Byron attended Elm Heights Elementary School, the Indiana School for the Blind, Rogers...
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John Charles McGuire

March 27, 1941 - May 15, 2016

John Charles McGuire, 75, of Bloomington, died Sunday evening at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born March 27, 1941 in Monroe County, the son of Clovis Charles "Tuffy" and Ruemma (Baker) McGuire. He retired as a Journeyman Ironworker after forty-five years of service. He was a member of the Ironworkers Union, local #22 in Indianapolis. He attended Bloomington High School and later he proudly...
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Lola Beatrice Debro

March 23, 1938 - May 13, 2016

Early on Friday morning with family present, Lola slipped the bonds of this earth to go rest in the bosom of God. Born Mar 23, 1938, she was the daughter of Richard and Mary Brown, The Sister of Ernestine Winters and A.C. Brown and the grandmother of Jared Debro who all preceded her in death. She earned her License Practical Nursing degree from Indiana University. Her passion for geriatric...
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Myfanwy Richards

May 1, 1922 - May 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, Bloomington, IN.
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Ilka Maria Dietrich

August 1, 1954 - May 12, 2016

Ilka Maria Dietrich, 61, of Bloomington died Thursday, May 12, 2016 in I.U. Health Hospice House. She was born August 1, 1954 in Kottweiler-Schwanden, Germany to Herman Karl Dietrich and Ilsa Maria Mueller Dietrich. She earned her Master's Degree from the University of the Saarland in Germany and on April 30, 2004 Ilka married Tracy Alan Hall and soon moved to Bloomington with her family. She...
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Michael Robert Sexton

December 4, 1958 - May 10, 2016

Michael R. Sexton, 57, born in Bloomington, Indiana, December 4, 1958, departed this earthly life on May 9, 2016, following a brief illness. He was a lifetime resident of Bloomington, Indiana, and the eldest son of the late Robert R. Sexton and surviving mother, Phylllis J. Martindale of Bloomington, Indiana. Mike attended Bloomington South High School and was employed in the food service...
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