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Sandra Kay DeBurger Robertson, 49, of Cincinnati, passed away Thursday December 26  at the Mercy Franciscan Health Care Center in Cincinnati. She was born at Batesville on May 31, 1953, the daughter of Ralph and Mary Hockersmith DeBurger and was married to Tim Robertson on August 16, 1994 and he survives. Other survivors include her mother, Mary DeBurger of Osgood; three brothers; Gary DeBurger and his wife Connie, Robert DeBurger and his wife Jeanie, all of Osgood, and Larry DeBurger and his wife Connie of LaGrange, Kentucky; two sisters, Sue Dibease and her husband Mike of Batesville, and Cheryl Suchodolski and her husband Dick of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Robertson was a 1971 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and a graduate of Cincinnati Technical College.  She worked as a lab technician.  Memorial services will be held Saturday January 4, 2003 at 11:00am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with calling beginning at 10:00am.  Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Hospital.

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Rev. Earl Wren, 76, of Versailles passed away Wednesday December 25 at the Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Berea, Kentucky on January 1, 1926, the son of Walter and Maggie Fields Wren, both deceased. He was married to Lorna Boyd and she survives. Other survivors include his sons Ronald Wren of Cincinnati, John Wren and his wife Sandy of Quincy, Illinois, and David Wren of Savannah, Georgia; daughters Debbie Taylor of Savannah, and Cindy Holcomb and her husband Rich of Terre Haute; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one brother Alvin Wren of Lookout. He was preceded in death by seven sisters and one brother.  Mr. Wren was a retired minister having served in various churches and positions. He was an army veteran of WW II, and was a retired pipe fitter having worked out of local 335 at Peoria, Illinois. He was a member of the Napoleon VFW and the Versailles American Legion who will perform military graveside rites. Funeral services will be held Saturday December 28 at 1 pm at  the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Blazier officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Pike Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donors choice

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Edith M. Brindley, 83, of Versailles, passed away Friday at the Waters at Clifty Falls in Madison. She was born at Correct on April 21, 1919 the daughter of James and Grace Lane Delay and was married to Victor Brindley on April 19, 1943 and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1971. She was a 1938 graduate of Versailles High School and  a member of the New Marion Baptist Church for over 70 years. Mrs. Brindley was employed by the Delaney Wood Heel Factory in Versailles and retired from Reliance Electric in 1984. Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Diem and her husband David of Versailles, and Rita Moore and her husband Jim of Dupont; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; her twin sister Edna Hayes of Greensburg. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brothers John, Elvan, Truman, Roy, and Raymond Delay, her sisters Glenna Black, Elsie Hyatt, and Neva Sharp.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 11am at the New Marion Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Sunday December 22 from 3pm to 6pm at the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be made to the New Marion Baptist Church or the Cliff Hill Cemetery.

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Lonnie L. Adkins, 75, of North Vernon, passed away Saturday November 30 at the St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. He was born at Versailles on April 20, 1927, the son of Lawrence and Florence Kraut Adkins. He was married to Ruth Everett on July 12, 1974 and she preceded him in death on February 14, 1988. He is survived by his daughters Kathy Houser and her husband Luther of North Vernon, Debra Seeley and her husband Richard of Holton, sons Darrell Hodge and his wife Paula of Colorado, Matt Adkins of North Vernon, and Ronnie Adkins of Virginia; his brother Don Adkins of Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Terry, granddaughter Josie Rana Clayton, and his brother William. Mr. Adkins was a 1945 graduate of Versailles High School and a Navy veteran of WWII. He was retired from the Jefferson Proving Ground where he worked in demolition. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and the Versailles American Legion, who will conduct military graveside rites. Funeral services will be Tuesday December 3rd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Charles Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 6pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

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Elaine Schroder Diem, 76, of Osgood passed away Thursday November 28 at 12:20 pm at the Community HospitalNorth in Indianapolis. She was born in Indianapolis on April 7, 1926 the daughter of Irving H. and Kathleen Palmer Schroder. She was married to Norman Diem on December 21, 1946 and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Ronald W. Diem and his wife Mary of Lafayette; one daughter, Jacqueline E. Layton and her husband Charles of Noblesville; grandson Robert Pipes and his wife Sara of Rochelle, Illinois, and a great-grandson Austin Hanson. Mrs. Diem along with her husband owned and operated Osgood Frozen Foods for 23 years retiring in 1987. She was also a homemaker and gave piano lessons in her home for several years. She was a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church, a past member of Delta Rho Tri-Kappa,  a past member of the Osgood chapter of the Eastern Star,  and a 1944 graduate of Osgood High School. Funeral services will be Monday, December 2nd  at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Charles Flory officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery at Finkís Corner near Osgood. Calling will be Sunday December 1st from 3pm to 7pm in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donors choice.

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Beulah (Boots) Zarnoch, 85, of Versailles passed away Monday at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Harrison, Ohio on May 25, 1917 the daughter of William and Pearl Allgood Smith. She was married to Walter Zarnoch in 1936 and he preceded her in death on August 31, 1978. Survivors include one son John Zarnoch of Versailles; daughters Nancy Jane Norman of Milan, Beverly Rodgers of Versailles, and Patricia Thomas and her husband Charlie of Friendship; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren; one sister Martha Petree of Harrison. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Mrs. Zarncoh formerly worked at the Friendship  Tavern and Vines Poultry in Osgood. She was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. Funeral services will be held Friday November 22 at 10:30 am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes  officiating. Calling will be Thursday November 21 from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donors choice.

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Wendell N. Wilson, 79, of South Bend passed away Friday November 15 at the Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Mr. Wilson was born at Versailles, on September 23, 1923 the son of Ralph and Ruth Neil Wilson, both deceased. He was the widower of Lorraine Anderson Wilson. He was a 1942 graduate of Versailles High School and was a graduate of the Butler University School of Pharmacy. He was a Navy veteran of WW II. Mr. Wilson was an independent pharmacist having owned and operated drug stores in South Bend, Portage. Hobart, Niles, Michigan, and Dowagiac, Michigan. He retired from the K Mart Pharmacy. Survivors include his sons, Scott Wilson of South Bend, Nels Wilson of Cassopolis, Michigan, and Joe Wilson of Grand Rapids, Michigan; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters Reva McGowen of Indianapolis, Eva Everage of Louisville, and Marjorie Pohle of Leesburg, Florida. He was preceded in death by his brothers Billy and Gene. Funeral services will be Thursday November 21st  at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Michael Hendrix officiating.  Calling will be Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion of which he was a member. Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion.

 
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Eva Baurley, 93, of Rexville passed away Sunday at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born near New Marion on December 6, 1908 the daughter of George and Dora McNew Gigerich. She was married to William Baurley on September 26, 1936 and he preceded her in death on September 11, 1984. Mrs. Baurley is survived by her daughter Doris Korte and her husband Edward of Clarksville; four sons, George and his wife Rosalie of New Marion, Charles and his wife Lynn of Versailles, Robert and his wife Bernita of Versailles, and Raymond and his wife Linda of Milan; eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters Rosemary Owens of Indianapolis, and Eileen Kieffer of New Marion.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Carol Ann, her brothers Lawrence and Edmond Gigerich, and her sister Hilda Effinger. Mrs. Baurley was a homemaker and a member of the St. Magdelene Catholic Church. Mass of Christain burial will be Wednesday November 20 at 10am at  St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Darvin Winters and Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the St. Magdelene Cemetery in North Madison. Calling will be Tuesday November 19 from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton- Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 7:30pm. Memorials may be given to the St. Magdelene Catholic Church.

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Mary Faye Thompson, 77, of Versailles passed away Friday November 15 at her residence. She was born at Barboursville, Kentucky on January 31, 1925, the daughter of Daniel and Alice Davis Payne. She was married to Elmer M. Thompson and he preceded her in death in 1966. Survivors include her daughter Diane Cannon of Versailles, grandsons Craig Thompson and Michael Thompson both of Dallas, Texas; sisters Gladys Witwer of Versailles, Connie Tunny of Osgood, and Opal White of Long Beach, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Ronald Dock Thompson, and her brother William Payne. Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of Texas Womens University and a  retired nursing supervisor. She was also an accomplished musician and a  member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Morris. Funeral services will be Tuesday November 19 at 11am at the Stratton- Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Father Bernard Schmitz officiating. Burial in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Morris. Memorials may be made to the donors choice.

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Creola Ketzendorf, 101, of Mooresville, formerly of New Marion passed away Monday at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born near New Marion on January 23, 1901 the daughter of William and Flora Jeffries Swinney. She was married to Charles Ketzendorf on March 21, 1922 and he preceded her in death in 1964. Mrs. Ketzendorf is survived by two daughters; Viola Ruth Smiley of Mooresville and Mary Elizabeth Bray of Beech Grove; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Dorothy May of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Earnest Carl, sister Zelpha Baurley, and her brothers Culver, Herschel, Russell, Cecil, Adrian, and Clifford Swinney. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Marion Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday October 31 at 11am at the New Marion Baptist Church with Rev. James Goble officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Calling will be Wednesday October 30, 2002 from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be given to the New Marion Baptist Church or the Holton Cemetery.

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Jerald R. Smith, 60, of Versailles passed away Saturday October 26 at his home. He was born in Cincinnati on May 17, 1942 the son of Harvey and Laura Detmer Smith. He was married to Judith Strubbe on April 14, 1973 and she survives. Other survivors include one son, Jason Smith, and one daughter, LeAnne Smith, both of Versailles; his twin sister, Janice Magill and her husband Tom of Madison; one grandson Benjamin Smith and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew David Magill. Mr. Smith was a 1960 graduate of Cross Plains High School and was a member of the Army Reserves where he obtained the rank of Seargent. He was a munitions test director for the Jefferson Proving Ground and retired in 1995 and since had been a maintenance worker for the Indiana State Police at Versailles. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Dewberry where he served as an elder and was also a member of the Versailles American Legion at Versailles. Funeral services will be held Tuesday October 29 at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Donald Sauls officiating. Calling will be Monday October 28 from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and also one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Paulís Lutheran Church.

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George Everett Beach, 73, of Holton passed away Thursday October 17, 2002 at his residence. Mr. Beach was born at Osgood on November 25, 1928 the son of Everett and Louise Stegmann Beach and was married to Ruth Naylor on April 5, 1954 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother-in-law Mrs. Zelpha Naylor of Holton, son Daniel Beach and his wife Alice of Holton, daughter Brenda Beach of Holton, grandchildren Jennifer Compton and her husband Brent of Dennison, Illinois, Kim, Jessica, and Justin Beach of Holton; sisters Mary Adams and her husband George of Dayton, Indiana, and Beatrice Boyd of Holton. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jesse, Wilbur and Woodrow Beach, and his sister Mildred Cizek. Mr. Beach was retired from the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center where he worked as an electrician. He was also a retired farmer. Mr. Beach was a 1946 graduate of Holton High School and attended the Versailles Wesleyan Church. Visitation will be Friday October 18 from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funeral services will be Saturday October 19 at 10;30am at the funeral home with Rev. David Shivers and Rev. Mark Kessen officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation or to the Versailles Wesleyan Church.

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Edna A. Burman, 91, of Cross Plains passed away Saturday October 5 at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour. She was born at Farmers Retreat on April 1, 1911 the daughter of Harry and Paulina Steingruber Thomas. She was married to Wilbur Burman on October 6, 1929 and he preceded her in death on November 29, 1980. Mrs. Burman was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Dewberry. She was a housewife and for several years operated the Friendship Lunch Room in Friendship. She is survived by two daughters; Mrs LaVonna Holtman and her husband Ralph of Seymour and Glendora Meier and her husband Fred of Cross Plains; daughter-in-law Dorothy Burman of Friendship; Grandchildren Sandra Zacc_gnini of Orlando, Florida, Rick Thomas of Windermere, Florida, Carl Holtman and Mark Holtman both of Seymour, and Bill Burman of Brookville; three step grandchildren Janice Core and Bonnie Jeffries of Dillsboro, and Eric Laker of Friendship, and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Gerald Burman and her sisiters Clara Oatman, Opal Grelle, and Leona Thomas. Visitation will be Tuesday October 8 from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton- Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funeral services will be Wednesday October 9 at 11 am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Ottis Sauls and Pastor Donald Sauls officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Garage Fund, The Lutheran Hour, or the Lutheran Community Home.

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