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Carol “Buzz” Lohrum, 82 of Elrod

Carol “Buzz” Lohrum, 82 of Elrod, passed away Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at his residence. He was born at Elrod, Indiana on April 27th, 1934 the son Albert Sr. and Eunice Rebekkah Elrod Lohrum.  He married Judy Cooley on September 6thn 1957 in St. George, Utah and she preceded him in death on November 11th, 2015. Survivors include his three sons; Rick, Roger, and Glen (Terri), one daughter; Brenda Lohrum, all of Milan, six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, one brother; Vic Lohrum of Milan, two sisters; Linda Bruce of Versailles and Alice (Don) Mathias of Dillsboro. Mr. and Mrs. Lohrum also helped raise Mitch and Mike Beagley and his sister in law Paula Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife as well as three brothers. Buzz retired from Pernod Ricard in Lawrenceburg, he and his wife owned and operated Elrod Superette, Lohrum’s Amoco; he also worked at Aurora Casket Company, Batesville Casket Company but Mr. Lohrum loved to serve the Lord in many capacities; youth minister, deacon, at Washington Baptist Church and a minister for North Hogan Hill Baptist Church. Buzz graduated from Versailles High School in 1952 and immediately following he joined the Navy, where he served till 1956. Buzz’s wishes were to be cremated and his memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 6th at 11:00am at the Washington Cemetery in Elrod with Brother Doug Norman officiating. Memorials may be given to the Washington Cemetery or donor’s Choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." JOHN 3:16
 

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Mary C. Salyers, 85, of Holton

Mary C. Salyers, 85, of Holton passed away at 11:45am, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Jackson, Kentucky on January 26, 1932 the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Barltett Cole. She was married to Paul Salyers on November 22, 1948 and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2002. Survivors include her grandchildren Angie (Larry) Bilbrey of Columbus, Ohio, Donna (Eric) Bourke, Rob (Julie) Booster, and Roxanne (Jim) Poling all of Noblesville; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister Bertie Myers of Greenwood. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughters Pamela Salyers and Belinda Booster; her sister Dorothy Poynter, and her brothers Seldon, Price, Edwin, Everett, Clarence, Raymond, and Dorsey Cole. Mrs. Salyers was retired from the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. Her hobbies included gardening, playing bingo and euchre, and entertaining. Mary was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church and the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 21st at 12pm at the Dabney Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the church at 10am on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Holton Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. 
 

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June O. Grinstead, 95, of Versailles

June O. Grinstead, 95, of Versailles passed away at 11:45am Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born near Butlerville on August 7, 1921 the daughter of Edgar Kimball Speer and Stella Mae Klayer Speer. She was married to Irvin Grinstead on July 29, 1940 and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1994. Survivors include one daughter Linda (Doug) Rump of Versailles; one grandson Carl Beeman of Butlerville; one granddaughter Jenna (Evan) Hague of Washington, Illinois; 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Betty Lyle,  her son Thomas Grinstead, her grandson Paul A. Beeman, her brothers Willard, Dory, Fred, Everett, and John Speer, and her sisters Luella Speer, Dorothy Norris, and Elsie Baker. Mrs. Grinstead was a 1939 graduate of Butlerville High School and was a homemaker. June was a member of the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood. She had taught nursery level Sunday school classes for several years and worked with the Good News Club at South Ripley until the age of 90. These experiences brought her great joy and she was loved by all children. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, reading, studying her Bible, and doing word search puzzles. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Irvin Hart of the Osgood New Testament Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Osgood New Testament Christian Church or the Tanglewood Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
 

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