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Larry T. Lothridge, 72, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born at Turner Station in Carroll County, Kentucky on November 7, 1945 the son of James Robert “Jim Bob” and Daisy Gully Bostic Lothridge. Survivors include one son; Chris (Audrey) of Versailles, one daughter; Charity (Andrew) Jones of Ozark, AL, step children; Terry Ford of Covington, KY, Amy (Steve) Kippler of Aurora, and Scott (Marlene) Ford of Milan, Daughter in law Sherry DeMoss of Osgood, 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, wives; Nancy Carol Martin and Ruth Ann Grace, three children; Tammy, Jerry, and Delbert Lothridge. Mr. Lothridge retired from Hil-Rom in 1996. Larry loved being with his family and being outside, whether fishing or visiting at Brownings Camp Ground. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 12th, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Irvin Hart of the New Testament Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Green Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 12 noon until the time of service. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

 

Lillie M. Magner Falch, 88, of Cross Plains passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born in Cincinnati on September 6, 1929 the daughter of Dave Bates and Pearlie McIntosh Carra. She was married to Melvin Magner on August 28, 1948 and he preceded her in death on December 17, 1993, then she married Carl Falch on October 22, 1994 and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2009. Other survivors include two sons Michael (Pam Burnett) Magner of Cross Plains and Keith (Becky) Magner of Cincinnati; four daughters Karen Philip (Kenny Riddell) of Cross Plains, Carolyn Polly of Lawrenceburg, Tresa Kirby (Ron Wolfe) and Tammy Houston (Kevin Shea) of Cincinnati, 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers Rudolph Bates and Woodrow Bates, and three sisters Allie Miller, Beatrice Head and Ruby Done. Mrs. Falch retired as a seamstress from Ficks Reed Furniture Company. Lillie was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, and the Legion and AmVets Auxiliary.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 11:00am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Visitation will be on Tuesday starting at 9:00am at the church. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

 Wanda LaVerne Shook, 77, of Benham passed away at 12:45am, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. She was born in the family home in Canaan on November 26, 1940 the daughter of Harold and Robena Cole Ferris. She was married to Harold “Tony” Shook on March 6, 1961 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2012. Other survivors include one son Michael (Debby) Shook of Milhousen; three daughters Theresa (Kevin Dale) Shook-Elza of Versailles, Julie (Robert) McConnell of Sunman, Amanda (Ronald) Lawson of Benham; 7 grandchildren Bobbie Lynn Shook, Amy Jo Shook, Mika Sue Shook, Ashley Elza, Zachary Elza, Roger Lee McConnell and Iva Marie McConnell; six great grandchildren; two sisters Connie Bentley of Madison, Penny Jo Brim of Canaan; sister in law Eleanor Ferris of Canaan. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Gale Ferris; two brothers in laws Donald Bentley and Danny Brim. Mrs. Shook was a 1958 graduate of Central High School in Madison. Wanda was a member of the Benham United Methodist Church, the Benham blue Bells, UMC women, Versailles Eastern Star and numerous Card Clubs. Her grandchildren loved her baking and especially her yeast rolls. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Benham United Methodist Church with Jerry Brooks officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday starting at 10:00am at the church. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.