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Stephen Escoe “Steve” Isom IIPassing: April 22, 2024


Jacob Finger Methodist Church

Memorial Service

Saturday, May 25th @ 1:00pm


Jacob Finger Methodist Church

Saturday, May 25th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


No Burial

Stephen Escoe “Steve” Isom II, 78, passed away peacefully Monday, April 22, 2024, surrounded by his family, in his home on the family farm West of Mitchell.

Steve was born in Bedford, IN on March 13, 1946 to Stephen Escoe “Pete” and Gladys (Stevens) Isom. He graduated from Mitchell High School with the Class of 1964 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University in 1972. Prior to attending IU, Steve was employed at Carpenter Body Works. Upon graduation from IU, Steve was hired by General Motors Corporation as a supervisor at their Danville, IL plant.

Steve married Candace Harrison on June 8, 1968 and they would have celebrated 56 years of marriage this year. Steve and Candy returned to Mitchell in 1976 and Steve worked for Gould Battery Corporation in Salem. In 1980, Steve accepted an hourly position at Lehigh Portland Cement Company’s Mitchell plant which enabled him to help his father more on the family’s farm. The Isom Farm was established in 1825 and was designated a Hoosier Homestead in 1977. Steve loved the farm, working the land, raising cattle, and felt a personal responsibility to be a good steward of God’s earth. He retired from Lehigh in 2013 and continued working on the farm alongside his sons.

Steve was a 50 year member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M. and past member of the Scottish Rite Cathedral and La-Or-Ma Shrine Club. He was also a member of The Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association and Jacob Finger Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Candace; sons, Stephen Escoe “Pete” Isom III (Ashley Allen) and John-Paul Harrison (Julie) Isom, both of Mitchell; grandchildren, Rieken Isom, Stephen Jack Escoe Isom, Quinley Isom, Reese Isom, Julia Isom, Max Whitledge, and Wesley Harrell; sister, Linda (Alan) Terrell of Rochester, IN; sister-in-law, Drucinda Burton; brothers-in-law, William Harrison III and Tom Hoagland; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and a sister, Mary Lou Hoagland, preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at Jacob Finger Methodist Church with Pastor Pam Tedrow and Brother Marc Fields officiating.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.

The family would like to thank Dr. George Sorrells and the Hoosier Uplands Hospice staff for their kind, compassionate, and professional care given to Steve during his final journey.

Memorial Contributions: Jacob Finger Methodist Church

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25 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Christy Lewis | Bedford Indiana
    Date: June 14, 2024
    Pete I’m so sorry for your loss!! Your Dad was a great man!! Prayers and hugs 💙
  2. Guest: Christy Lewis | Bedford Indiana
    Date: June 14, 2024
    I was friends with Pete and was maid of honor in his wedding to Jennifer. Pete’s dad was always so nice and friendly. He was always smiling. RIP 💙
  3. Guest: Rodney and Darlene Fish | Bedford
    Date: May 25, 2024
    We are so sorry for your loss. Had many good conversations with him and always enjoyed a good laugh together. May God bless your family.
  4. Guest: Sharon Fleener | Houston TX
    Date: May 22, 2024
    My deepest condolences. I was a neighbor to the farm for 6yrs in the 90's and remember well everyone's working together on something when I'd pass. I remember the turtles on the log. Good memories. I'm sure his presence will be missed.
  5. Guest: Virginia Atkins | Newberry SC
    Date: May 9, 2024
    Candy, Pete and John Paul, Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Such a wonderful person and great neighbor along our route home to our mini-farm. Remember the memories, they can never be taken away from you. God Bless you all,
  6. Guest: Bob Connell | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 6, 2024
    Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I will always remember that red pickup with a man driving with a friendly grin, a hearty wave, and a welcome grin. Steve was a good person, husband, and father, He will be missed,
  7. Guest: Joseph and Pamela Vanzant | Lawrenceburg, Indiana
    Date: April 29, 2024
    We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
  8. Guest: John Boling | Bloomington, IN
    Date: April 27, 2024
    May the GAOTU be at your side. So Mote it be!
  9. Guest: Terry (Wood) Naftzger | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: April 27, 2024
    Candy, I was so sorry to hear about Steve. We had some good times together back then. He was a wonderful person and so much fun to be with. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless Terry
  10. Guest: Hugh Pettyjohn | Milton Florida
    Date: April 26, 2024
    So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Escoe was a Great Co-worker, Union Brother and the Best friend I could ever ask for thru all of the good and bad times we endured. We treated and loved each other like Brothers. He will be greatly missed by me and many others. Rest well my Friend.
  11. Guest: Don Caudell | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 26, 2024
    I knew Steve for many years and I will remember a real character and I mean that in the best way possible. Always quick with a laugh and a story. As a fellow businessman he offered me advice and assistance many times. We have lost a fine citizen and friend. Candy I am sorry for your loss and hope you and your family can take some comfort that Steve is now at peace.
  12. Guest: Brandon Key | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: April 25, 2024
    Sorry for your loss.
  13. Guest: Holly Hardman Johnston | Franklin, IN
    Date: April 25, 2024
    I am so sad to hear this. What a great guy! I loved showing cattle with Escoe and my cousin Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Candy, Pete, John-Paul and families.
  14. Guest: Holly Hardman Johnston | Franklin, IN
    Date: April 25, 2024
    I am so sad to hear this. What a great guy! I loved showing cattle with Escoe and my cousin Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Candy, Pete, John-Paul and families. ❤🙏🏻
  15. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: April 25, 2024
    Have known Steve for over 60 years, was behind me in school and worked with him at Lehigh for over thirty years! He was a good friend and a dedicated employee! Prayers for Candy, the boys and families for comfort and condolences!
  16. Guest: Mark Johnson | Columbia, Missouri
    Date: April 25, 2024
    What can I say? - Steve was a neighbor, a cousin, and above all a friend. I will miss him.
  17. Guest: Greta Blackwell Ferraz | Naples, Florida
    Date: April 25, 2024
    My condolences to the Isom family at this time. I’m so sorry, Candy, for your families loss.
  18. Guest: Regal Yaney | Bedford
    Date: April 24, 2024
    An all around great person You'll be missed by all
  19. Guest: Mary Lagle | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 24, 2024
    Candy, Pete, and John Paul, so very sorry that Steve is no longer here, but with God and love ones gone before. We shared some good times with our Boys as they grew up. Prayers for your whole family as you go through these sad days ahead. Love to your precious Family.
  20. Guest: Peggy Payton Peter | New Albany, IN
    Date: April 24, 2024
    I am so sorry to read that Steve has left this life but know that he is now with God. Our families were close 4-H friends and our mothers were sorority sisters. Steve was always so kind. I will remember him well and I will pray for all those left to grieve.
  21. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, MI
    Date: April 24, 2024
    Dear Candy and family, I’m so sorry about Steve. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Thinking of all the good times we’ve had in the past and praying for comfort at this sad time.
  22. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell
    Date: April 24, 2024
    We were "Quarry Buddies" at Lehigh and there was no end to fun and friendship the two of us shared. Steve helped with problems which arrived in my life and I forever thank him for that. I will see you again someday pal and I look forward to it. Charlie
  23. Guest: Greg Holt | Mitchell In
    Date: April 24, 2024
    So many memories of Steve at work he was a great guy always willing to help He will be missed
  24. Guest: Betty Hancock | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 24, 2024
    With deepest condolences to the Isom family. I'm sorry for your pain & loss. Thinking of you.
  25. Guest: Donna Pace Hart | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: April 24, 2024
    Candy, so very sorry for your loss. May all your family be in the comfort arms of God during this time.