Area Obituaries

Iva Hardwick

Iva Hardwick, age 88, of Odon, passed away at 3:56 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014,  at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon.  She was born October 29, 1925, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Crow) Chamberlain.  She had worked as a factory line worker at RCA.  She is survived by a daughter, Julie (Alan) Hart of Odon; a granddaughter, Lacy Hart of Odon; a sister, Dorothy (Roy) Hollis of Odon; three brothers, Dan (Barbara) Chamberlain of Lake Havasu, Arizona, Herman (Jane) Chamberlain of Bloomington, and Bill (Karen) Chamberlain of Henderson, Nevada; and a sister-in-law, Judy Chamberlain of Petersburg.  Her husband, Othar Hardwick, died in 1963.   Her parents and two brothers, John and Richard Chamberlain, are also deceased.  Funeral services will are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Thursday,  at the Poindexter-McClure Funeral Home, Odon Chapel, with Bro. Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home, Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Gordon D. "Pike" Bough

Gordon “Pike” Bough, age 74, of Shoals, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. at his residence.  He was born December 10, 1939 in Martin County, the son of Claude and Lucy (Jewell) Bough.  He married Judith Diane Brassine on September 18, 1959, and she preceded him in death on June 27, 2000.  He retired from logistics at U.S. Gypsum in Shoals and was a faithful member of the Shoals Christian Church.  She is survived by a daughter, Misty Hightower of Trinity Springs; two sons Robert Bough of Trinity Springs, and Mike (Penny) Bough of Dubois; two grandchildren, one great-grandson; two sisters; a brother, and his companion, Wanda Cooper of Shoals.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and two brothers.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with burial in Trinity Springs Cemetery.  

Donna Faye Richmond

Donna Faye Richmond, age 55, of Washington, passed away Saturday morning at her residence.   She was born Nov. 13, 1958, in Washington, the daughter of Ralph and Phyllis Ann (Lents) McCool.   She was a 1976 graduate of Washington High School and was a member of Washington Eagles. She had worked at Superior Steel Ball, Terre Haute Regional Hospital, and Prairie Village Nursing Home. She loved game shows, the Weather Channel, circle word books, fishing and spending time with her family. She enjoyed talking on the phone and writing letters.  She is survived by one daughter, Nicole Faye Evans of Washington; her mother, Phyllis Ann Lents of Washington; four grandchildren, Breana Murphy, Brittany Murphy, Brandy Murphy and Bianca Murphy; one sister, Penny McCool of Washington; and a special friend, Gary Keiller of Washington.  She is preceded in death by her father.  The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday,  at the Ed Lee Mortuary.  Burial will be Sugarland Memory Gardens.  Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be made at

Merton Tow, jr.

Merton Tow, jr. age 80, of Shoals, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2016, at Garden Villa, in Bedford.  He was born January 7, 1934, in Shoals, the son of Merton and Letha (Earl) Tow.  He married Mary Jane Bledsoe on September 3, 1960, and she survives.  He retired as an ammunition worker from NWSC Crane, was a member of the West Shoals Church of Christ, and was a Korean War U.S. Air Force Veteran.   Along with his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kristy Gee of Shoals: two sons, Merton Timothy Tow of Shoals and Sheldon Tow of Bedford; and grandchildren, Shelby and Devin Venters of Shoals.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and eight brothers.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m Tuesday, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. 

Jonathan David Heshelman

Jonathan David Heshelman, 7 months, died Friday at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Aug. 28, 2013, in Washington, he was the son of Joshua Heshelman and Melissa Hall.
He went to sleep and met Jesus in his mother’s loving arms. He was a very fun and loving little 7-month-old; he was full of life and would smile. Every time you would see him he would be smiling.
He is survived by his parents, Joshua Heshelman and Melissa Hall of Odon; two brothers, Isaac Dewayne Heshelman of Odon, and Jacob Henry Heshelman of Plainville; two sisters, Dakota Heshelman of Plainville, and Mia Heshelman of Worthington; paternal grandparents, John and Donna Heshelman of Odon; and maternal grandfather, Jack Hall of Odon.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Brenda Hall.  Graveside services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fair Haven Mennonite Church Cemetery in Montgomery.m  Visitation is after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery. Online condolences may be made at
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