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Charles L. Tingle, 73, of Dillsboro

 

Charles L. Tingle, 73, of Dillsboro passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Bethlehem in Henry County, Kentucky on November 15, 1943 the son of Gilbert and Leona Raisor Tingle. He was married to Barbara Bryant on October 21, 2000 and she survives. Other survivors include three sons Charles Tingle of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Jeff (Cindy) Tingle of Vevay, and Lonnie (Debbie) Tingle of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; three step-children Paul (Sid) Yorn of New Marion, Scott (Liz) Benham of Butlerville, and Brent (Katrina) Benham of Holton; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister Shelby (Benny) Garland of Vevay. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Larry Tingle, great-grandso Dylan Jennings, brothers Earl and Donnie Tingle, and his sisters Shirley Hewitt, Leora Marsh, Wilma Romans, and Lois Taylor. Mr. Tingle attended the Jefferson-Craig School and also attended Vevay High School. Charles was a former employee of US Shoe in Madison and Osgood, was a farmer, and retired in 2008 from Seymour Tubing. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31st at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Anthony Wilkes officiating. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Rescue 30 in care of the funeral home.
 

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Ilene King, 87, of Versailles, formerly of Osgood

 

Ilene King, 87, of Versailles, formerly of Osgood passed away at 7:45pm, Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near New Marion on July 23, 1929 the daughter of A. J. and Huldah Edens Meadows. She was married to Verland King on October 21, 1948 and he preceded her in death on May 18, 2005. Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers John and Virgil Meadows, and her sisters Lucille Newhart, Nadah Holman, Lorene Ehlers, Rosamond Waters, Doris Murray, and Donetta Heacock. Mrs. King was a 1947 graduate of Delaware-Jackson High School in Napoleon and was also a graduate of the Indiana School of Cosmetology in Indianapolis. She had owned and operated her beauty shop in Osgood for 15 years and was a 17 year employee of the Ripley County Bank in Osgood. She had also been employed with the Ripley County Farm Bureau in Osgood as well as the Card and Gift Gallery in Osgood. Ilene was a member of the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 27 at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Irvin Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Jennings County Hospice or the New Testament Christian Church in care of the funeral home.


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Ralph W. Kunz, 78, of Osgood

Ralph W. Kunz, 78, of Osgood passed away at 6:20pm, Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born near Napoleon on April 16, 1939 the son of Albert and Esther Peetz Kunz. He was married to Sylvia Russell on December 20, 1958 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters Karen (Steve) Sullivan of Osgood, Marilyn (John) Washburn of Westport, and Lisa (Kyle) Seitz of Osgood; seven grandchildren Travis (Kimberly) Sullivan Jerid (Ally) Sullivan, Anita (Joe) Maloney, Michell (Jason) Schwering, and Tyler, Hunter, and Conner Seitz; 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers Tilford Brunner of North Carolina, and Bill (Rita) Robbins of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Howard, Cleo, Herschel, and Floyd Kunz, and his sister Vera. Mr. Kunz was a 1957 graduate of Napoleon High School. He served in the Indiana Army National Guard from 1956 to 1964 where he served as a scout driver and earned the sharpshooter badge with one bar. He was a former employee of ITT in North Vernon where he worked as a shipping foreman. He retired from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 2003 after working as a custodian for 20 years. Ralph enjoyed drinking coffee at the Whistle Stop and Red Barn in Osgood, riding his Harley, shooting guns, playing euchre, working with his hands, spending time with his family, and was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Otter Village”. Ralph was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church at Napoleon. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 26th at 11am at the St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Donn Abdon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 or the St. John Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

 

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