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Mabel G. Sexton, 86, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born at New Marion on November 9, 1920 the daughter of Rufus and Lillie Mae Brown Myers. She was married to Noah Sexton on August 20, 1938 and he preceded her in death on March 21, 1973. She is survived by two sons, Noah Sexton and his wife Charlotte, and John Sexton all of Versailles; one daughter Mary Martinez of Las Vegas; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers Charles Myers of Osgood, Russell Myers of  Evansville, and David Myers of Greenwood ; sisters Nettie Grigsby of Versailles and Rosie Burress of New Marion. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law Janet Sexton, son-in-law Joe Martinez, sisters Leah Swinney, Betty Kieffer, and Mary Jo Lauber. Mrs. Sexton was a member of the Shelby Christian Church and the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary. She was also active in senior centers in Versailles, North Vernon, and Madison.  She was retired from Seagramís and had traveled extensively, visiting  46 of the 50 states. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 31st at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Minister Randy Thieman and Bro. Seth Adamson officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the New Marion Cemetery.

 

Eileen Turner, 90, of Versailles passed away Sunday, December 24, 2006 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born at Portsmouth, Ohio on June 15, 1916 the daughter of Charles and Margaret Coyle Rollins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Bruce Turner, her brother Harry Rollins, and her sister Louise Barry. Mrs. Turner was retired from US Shoe in Osgood. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 28th at 2pm at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Visitation will be Thursday from 1pm until time of services at the nursing home. Burial will be Friday at 11:30am at the McKendree Cemetery near Portsmouth, Ohio. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements.

 

Elizabeth L. Hooton, 83, of Versailles passed away Friday, December 22, 2006 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born at Friendship on March 2, 1923 the daughter of Wilkie and Edna Elrod Lemon. She was married to Abell Hooton on May 25, 1946 and he survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Alana Thompson and her husband Bill of Washington, Reta Gray and her husband Brad of Zionsville; grandchildren John Thompson of Washington, DC, Joel Thompson of Washington, and Jill Wade and her husband Jay of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren Sydney, Colin, and Evan Wade; one brother James W. Lemon and his wife Pat of Friendship, one sister Carolyn Harms of LaCenter, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Mary Chandler. Mrs. Hooton was a 1941 graduate of Cross Plains High School. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary, the Do-A-Lot Home Ec Club, and the Ripley County Red Hatters. She had worked as an assistant cashier with the Friendship State Bank for 35 years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27th at 11am at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Rand Hooton officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Carolyn Wetherill, 58, of Cross Plains passed away Monday, December 18, 2006 at her residence. She was born at Quonset Point, Rhode Island on May 14, 1949 the daughter of Stephen and Edith Stone Gurdy. She was married to Robert Wetherill on June 4, 1970 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Chad Wetherill and his wife Vanessa  of Fort Hood, Texas, and Brett Wetherill and his fiancé Deborah Schultz of Ft. Carson, Colorado; one daughter Amanda Wetherill at home; her mother Mrs. Edith Gurdy of Dalton, Georgia; one brother Steve Gurdy of Fairfax, Virginia; one sister Nancy Hyatt of Dalton, Georgia. Mrs. Wetherill was a homemaker and a member of the Heritage Christian Bible Chapel in Cincinnati. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 22nd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor James Holt officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be Friday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Betty M. Huelson, 80, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born near Butlerville on  July 28, 1926 the daughter of  John and Ethel Roane Huelson. Survivors include one brother, Fred Huelson and his wife Audrey of Clarksville, one sister Mary Asche and her husband Ted of Hagerstown along with several nieces and nephews. She was a 1944 graduate of Holton High School and had worked for the Ripley County Extension Service for 51 years. She attended the Versailles Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com

 

Ruth Lengerich, 68, of Versailles passed away Saturday, December 9, 2006 at the home of her daughter near Holton. She was born in Cincinnati on October 21, 1938 the daughter of Edward and Loraine Jacob Honnigford. She was married to Richard Lengerich on October 4, 1958 and he survives. Other survivors include four sons, Richard Lengerich and his wife Rebecca of Cross Plains, Benjamin and Leanne of Canaan, Patrick and Megan of Versailles, and Derek Lengerich of Versailles; nine daughters, Cynthia Calhoun and her husband Bob of Pleasant, Jennifer and Curtis Sturgeon of Friendship, Theresa Haugh of Milan, Andrea and Lloyd Meister of Napoleon, Michelle Franklin of Holton, Laurie and Tony Wood of Versailles, Rebecca and Tom Lovins of Dillsboro, Sandra and Scott Mulford of Versailles, Erin and Matt  Rutledge of Canaan; 30 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one sister Elaine Distler of Loveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Adam, and her brother Edward Honnigford. Mrs. Lengerich was a homemaker and a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood. She was an accomplished author having written the books With This Ring I Thee Wed, The Bakers Dozen, and Autumn Serenade. She also had written and directed several plays for her church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 13th at 10am at St. Johns in Osgood with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery in Milan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm at the church. Memorials may be given to Great Rewards in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Howard J. ďBobĒ Green, 91, of Clinton, Kentucky, formerly of Cross Plains passed away Thursday, December 7, 2006 at the Arbor Place Health Care Center in Clinton. He was born at Cross Plains on January 15, 1915 the son of John and Anna West Green. He was married to Evelyn Spencer on January 16, 1942 and she preceded him in death on April 26, 1993. Survivors include one son Bill Green and his wife Millie of Mayfield, Kentucky; one daughter Barbara Sofianos and her husband George of Wheaton, Indiana; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one brother Lawrence Green of Versailles. Mr. Green was a retired farmer and had formerly worked at Jefferson Proving Ground. He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 13th at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Marcus Felde officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church or cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Josephine Sutherlin, 94, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at Ladoga in Montgomery County, Indiana on November 18,1912 the daughter of Jess and Rebecca Warner Byrd. She was married to Roscoe (Lefty) Sutherlin on February 5, 1936 and he preceded her in death on February 24, 1978. She was also prceded in death by two brothers, James and William Byrd. Survivors include two sons, Robert Sutherlin of Versailles and Larry Sutherlin and his wife Sue of Versailles; one daughter Joyce Samples and her husband Jim also of Versailles; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother Wayne Byrd of Lafayette and one sister, Imogene Craig of Speedway. Mrs. Sutherlin was a 1928 graduate of Ladoga High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church and the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mark Walker of the Versailles Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Allie Hacker, 76, of Versailles, formerly of Holton passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Manchester, Kentucky on December 16, 1929 the daughter of Robert and Lizzie Keith Sizemore. She was married to Carlo Hacker on May 29, 1948 and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2001. Survivors include one son Charles Hacker of Columbus; one daughter Carolyn Moreland and her husband Butch of Tipton; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother Woodie Sizemore of Versailles; four sisters, Mayme Renfro of Holton, Myrtle Lainhart of Holton, Martha Scott of Virginia, and Shirley Keeton, of Versailles who was her special care giver for the last four years. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Craft, Frank, Vernon, and John Sizemore, sisters Vergie Baker, Esther Baker, and Jeanette Druschel. Mrs. Hacker was a former employee of US Shoe at Osgood where she worked as a seamstress. She had also worked for Avon Products of Springdale, Ohio. She was an avid doll collector and an accomplished seamstress having made clothes for her many nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed crafts and attending auctions. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 8th at 11am at the Holton United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Cole of the Dabney Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery.

 

Alton Tingle, 67, of Benham passed away Monday, December 4, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Benham on January 18,1939 the son of Stanley and Elsie Gelvin Tingle. He was married to Bernice Monroe on November 15, 1960 and she preceded him in death on August 28, 2004. Survivors include three step-sons, William Herman and his wife Kim Loan of Cedar Hill, Texas, Robert Herman and Joanne of Trafalgar, and Don Herman and Sue of Peoria, Arizona; one brother Floyd Tingle of Benham; one sister, Ruth Thornton and her husband Delza of Benham. Mr. Tingle was a 1957 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He was a retired farmer and a collector of antique farm equipment. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 7th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Dale Day and Minister Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Bill Gabbard, 77, of Cross Plains passed away Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at McKey in Owsley County, Kentucky on June 28, 1929 the son of George and Vesta Metcalf Gabbard. He was married to Connie Scott on November 2, 1974 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Billy Gabbard and his wife Missy of Cross Plains and Michael and Stephanie Gabbard of San Diego; two daughters Suzanne Cox and her husband Paul of Florida and Vickie Morton of Versailles; three step-sons, Mark Robinson and his wife Bobbi Jo of Madison, Ed and Tracy Robinson of Cross Plains, and Andy Robinson of Madison; two step-daughters, Marsha Scott of Canaan and Lisa Redwine and her husband Fred of Madison; 3 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, and 6 step-great grandchildren; one brother Jim Gabbard of Florida; two sisters, Shirley Halcomb of Versailles and Zella Cruncleton of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and three brothers. Mr. Gabbard was a plasterer and had retired from the Halcomb Home Center in Versailles. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church. Funeral services will held Thursday, December 7th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Ella (Dopey) West, 77, of Friendship passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Olean on September 15, 1928 the daughter of William and Lucy Lomatsch Otte. She was married to Raymond West on September 20, 1952 and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2002. Survivors include one son Doug West and his wife Regina of Versailles; one daughter Joan Rohrig and her husband Carroll of Milan; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Werner of Greenfield and Dorothy Huntington and her husband Larry of Friendship. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. West was a 1947 graduate of Cross Plains High School. She was a member of  St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Olean where she also had taught Sunday School. She enjoyed her family and traveling. Funeral services will be Friday, December 1st at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Marcus Felde officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Paulís Lutheran Church, the Friendship Fire Department, or the donorís choice.

 

Jack L. May, 75, of Holton passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born at McVeigh, in Pike County, Kentucky on April 10, 1931 the son of William H. and Allie Tilley May. Survivors include two brothers, Chester May and William May both of Ogden, Utah, two nieces and one nephew.  Mr. May was a retired farmer and a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Community Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Maxine Liming, 90, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at her residence. She was born at Brookville on February 21, 1916 the daughter of Emmett and Louella Freeland Logan. She was married to Alfred (Newt) Liming on January 31, 1942 and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1980. Survivors include one son John Liming and his wife Debbie of Versailles; grandsons Brian Liming and his wife Sandy, Greg Liming and his wife Crystal all of Dillsboro, and Jason Liming and his wife Sara of Holton; seven great- grandchildren. Mrs. Liming was a 1934 graduate of Springfield High School in Franklin County and graduated from Miami University in 1939. She taught school in Middletown, Ohio and did substitute teaching in Versailles. She, along with her husband, operated Limingís Tree Farm in Ripley County, which in 1982 provided the Christmas tree for the governorís mansion in Indianapolis.  Mrs. Liming was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church and the Delta Rho Chapter of Tri-Kappa. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 17th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. James Byerly of the Tyson United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery at Brookville. Visitation will be Friday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Tyson United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Barbara Louise Hyatt, 80, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2003 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Danville, Indiana on June 24, 1926 the daughter of Harold and Margaret Baird Noland. She was married to Richard Hyatt on October 18, 1952 and he preceded her in death on November 8, 2003. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Cutter and her husband Gary of Bloomington, Illinois, Patty Clark and her husband Pat of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Barbara Brandum and her husband Bill of Hanover; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hyatt was retired from Reliance Electric in Madison and she and her husband operated an antique shop at their home for several years. She enjoyed flower gardening, antiques, and her dogs. She loved her family very much. Barbara is now home with her Lord and will be missed by all who knew her here.  She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Madison. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Joel Almaroad of the Grace Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Saturday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Grace Baptist Church in care of the funeral home at box 84 Versailles. Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.

 

Dorothea Ruth Braley Jeffries, 84, of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, November 2, 2006 at the Waters of Clifty Falls at Madison. She was born in the Tanglewood community near Versailles on December 19, 1921 the daughter of Wilcy and Bernice McMartin Braley. Survivors include two brothers, Frank Braley of Versailles and Harold Braley and his wife Marilyn of Madison, along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Charles William and Robert Braley, and her sister Naomi Braley. Mrs. Jeffries was a 1939 graduate of Versailles High School. She received her batchelorís degree from Butler University in 1943 and her Masters degree from Butler in 1947. She taught school in Indianapolis at School 20 for 20 years and was principal at School 105 for 23 years. She was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church, Alpha Theta Sorority, and the Versailles Chapter of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 5th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. Becky Pohle officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Baptist Church.

 

David W. King, 53, of Holton passed away Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the Jennings St. Vincent Hospital in North Vernon. He was born in Cincinnati on October 20, 1953 the son of Robert and Jean Frederick King, both who preceded him in death. He was married to Vina Roy on September 6, 1973 and she survives. Other survivors include one son David King, Jr. and his wife Christy of Versailles; one daughter Jean King of Holton; grandchildren Riley and Taylor King; brothers Robert and Donald King both of Goshen, Ohio. Mr. King had formerly worked in construction and enjoyed gardening. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 30th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Laura Coldiron, 72, of Holton passed away Thursday, October 19, 2006 at the Hospitality Hall in Batesville. She was born at Park City, Kentucky on September 16, 1934 the daughter of James and Sara Trent Coldiron. Survivors include three brothers, George Coldiron of Holton, Frank Coldiron of Versailles, and Taylor Coldiron of North Vernon; two sisters, Geneva Horner of Dayton, and Irene Lewis of Booneville, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sisters Hazel Coldiron and LaVerne Steele. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 23rd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Edinburgh. Visitation will be Monday from 10am until time of services.

 

Virginia Liter, 89, of Canaan passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the Waters of Clifty Falls at Madison. She was born at Gilmore in Wolfe County, Kentucky on October 7, 1917 the daughter of Alford and Martha Napier Wood. She was married to Virgil Nickell on July 10, 1935 and he preceded her in death on September 7, 1971. She married Willard Liter in 1976 and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1996. Survivors include three sons, Lawrence Nickell, Henry Nickell and his wife Angie, and Clayton Nickell and his wife Mary all of Cross Plains; three daughters, Dorothy Knigga and her husband Bill of Canaan, Lucille Nickell of Pleasant , and Nancy Nickell of Washington, Indiana; 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 18 step great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; two step-daughters, Rose Fugate and her husband Logan of Pleasant, and Juanita Allen and her husband Troy of Illinois; one brother Everett Wood of Cross Plains; two sisters Nannie Whisman of Naples, Florida and Irene Scudder and her husband Millard of Dillsboro.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters Daisy Tyra, Adah Jane Tyra, Betty Wood, and Leona Whisman, her brothers Alford Wood and James Wood, and her step-son James Liter. Mrs. Liter was a homemaker and a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church. She was a long time antique collector and had formerly operated an antique shop in Pleasant. She was also a well known flower gardener. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 21st at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Bro. Logan Fugate and Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery in Cross Plains. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church or the Cross Plains Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.

 

Gertrude E. Lee, 91, of Versailles passed away Monday, October 16, 2006 at Ross Manor in Dillsboro. She was born at Morningview, Kentucky on August 25, 1915 the daughter of Charles and Catherine Hopper Rohrig. Survivors include one son Willard (Duke) Elliott and his wife Rosella of Versailles; one daughter Deloris Servizi and her husband Anthony of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands John Utley, John Elliott, and Roscoe Lee; brothers John, Julius, Sylvester, Raymond, Stanley, Charles, and Frederick Rohrig; sisters Elizabeth Sauer, Nora Sommer, and Rachel Epperson, and her grandson John Elliott. Mrs. Lee was an attendant at the Madison State Hospital retiring in 1970. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 20th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Blazier of the West Fork Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Cemetery.

 

Donald ďDonĒ B. Gigerich, 54, of Greendale passed away Tuesday, October, 10th, 2006 at his residence in Greendale. He was born at Milan, Indiana on June 27, 1952 the son of Edmond and Mary Meierle Gigerich. He was married to Martha ďMartyĒ Kennedy and she survives. Survivors include three daughters Abigail, Molly and Erin Reynolds all at home, three sisters Kay Gigerich of Aurora, Joyce Palmer of Aurora and Rita Smith of Angola, one brother: Lynn of Aurora. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Gigerich, along with his wife, owned and operated the Custom Sign Shop in Lawrenceburg and a 1970 graduate of Aurora High School. He was also a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg, Aurora Lions Club, Aurora American Legion, and River City Classics. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 14th, 2006 at 11:30am at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg Rev. Joseph Feltz officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00am until time of services. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Greendale with full military rites. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice in care of the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is handling the arrangements. You may send online condolences at skfuneralhome.com

 

Ben Webb, 83, of New Marion passed away Friday, October 6, 2006 at the Hospitality Hall in Batesville. He was born at Tanksley in Clay County, Kentucky on September 12, 1923 the son of Billy and Sarina Hensley Webb. Survivors include one daughter, Trudy Thomas and her husband Mike of New Marion; one step-son Ronald Spurlock and his wife Tammy of Greensburg; three step-daughters Carolyn Smith of Cincinnati, Marilyn Clayton of Osgood, and Verna Mosier and her husband Abe of North Vernon; 9 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving partner Margaret Spurlock, his parents, his brothers Harm Webb and Jonah Webb, and his sisters Sylvania Cole and Zelda Cole. Mr. Webb was an Army veteran of WWII . He served as an ammunition bearer in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He was a retired farmer and an avid coon hunter. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 9th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Day of the Versailles Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Sunday from 6pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Helen Davies, 82, of Olean passed away Saturday, September 30, 2006 at Jennings Health Care in North Vernon. She was born at Farmers Retreat on December 5, 1923 the daughter of William and Jane Mitz Stamper. She was married to Dale Davies on August 16, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 28, 1994. Survivors include two sons, William Davies and his wife Martha of Scipio, and Richard Davies and his wife Sandy of Milan; one daughter, Jean Ann McClure and her husband Victor of LaPorte, Texas; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; one sister Eunice Stegemoller of Olean.  Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, three infant brothers, her sisters Ila Dennis and Thelma Bruce, grandson Jeff McNicholas, and one great-great granddaughter. Mrs. Davies was a 1941 graduate of Dillsboro High School and was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. She and her husband operated a TV and electronics store in Versailles and Olean for several years. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in St. Peterís Cemetery at Olean. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9am until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Gladys Witwer, 93, of Versailles passed away Friday, September 29, 2006 at the Heritage House in Greensburg. She was born at Barbourville in Harlan County, Kentucky on January 7, 1913 the daughter of William and Alice Brock Payne. Survivors include one sister, Connie Tunny and her husband Charles of Osgood along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Payne, Jr., and her sisters Golda Payne, Mary Faye Thompson, and Jean Opal White. Mrs. Witwer was a retired Licensed Vocational Nurse and was a former resident of Redondo Beach, California. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 3rd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be from 10am until time of services. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

W. Max Underwood, 81, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at his home. He was born near Correct on August 5, 1925 the son of Walter and Ruth Flick Underwood. He was married to Marie Werner on June 21, 1952 and she preceded him in death on June 9, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his son Gary.  Survivors include two sons, Bruce Underwood and his wife Mary Jean Wiegert of Bellingham, Washington and David Underwood and his wife Julie of Versailles; one daughter, Amy Kot and her husband Mark of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandsons Ryan and Dylan Underwood and granddaughters Jessica and Stefanie Kot. Mr. Underwood was a 1943 graduate of Versailles High School and served in the Army during WWII with the 372nd Army Band Force. He graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a Bachelors Degree in agriculture. While at Purdue, he was a charter member of the Farmhouse Fraternity, of which his grandson Ryan is now a member. He was a retired farmer and had worked for the Soil Conservation Service. Mr. Underwood also served on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Indiana REMC for 21 years and for the Ripley County Bank Board of Directors for 26 years. He had served as a leader for 15 years for the Versailles Town and Country 4H Club.  He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Olean, the Versailles American Legion, and the Versailles Lions Club. He and Marie enjoyed traveling, dancing, and working outdoors, but received the most fulfillment from time spent with their family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 23rd at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry, due to remodeling at the church in Olean. Pastor Marcus Felde will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paulís Cemetery in Olean with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion.  Visitation will be Friday from 4pm until 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Paulís Improvement Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Claude L. Koger, 76, of Peru, Illinois, formerly of Ripley County,  passed away Sunday, September 10, 2006 at the Glenn Oaks Hospital in Glendale Heights, Illinois. He was born at Monticello, in Wayne County, Kentucky on May 15, 1930 the son of Charles and Clona Ball Koger. Survivors include two sons, Douglas Koger of Peru, Illinois and Dennis Koger of Jefferson City, Missouri; two daughters, Cherlyn Purvis of LaSalle, Illinois and Cathy Hackler of Sycamore, Illinois; 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Garmon Koger of Chersterfield, Indiana, Francis Koger of Princeton, Illinois, and Marshall Koger of Osgood, Indiana; one sister, Betty Jean Smock of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Eva Williams, and brothers Kenneth and Doyle Koger. Mr. Koger was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He formerly worked for the Seattle, Washington Police Department, Sigma Graphics of Ottawa, Illinois, and Wayside Press of Mendota, Illinois. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 15th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, 1114 South Ripley Estates Dr. in Versailles, Indiana. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be from 10am until time of services. Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.

 

Ella Ruth Evans, 88, of Osgood, formerly of Benham passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born at Friendship on May 7, 1918 the daughter of Marion and Lula Gray Moody. She was married to Ralph Evans on February 27, 1936 and he preceded her in death on May 23, 1992. Survivors include two sons, Dale Keith Evans and his wife Glenda of Versailles and Daniel Evans and his wife Robbie of Osgood; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roscoe Moody of Effingham, Illinois and Ray Moody of Milan. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Ralph Moody. Mrs. Evans was a homemaker and a member of the Shelby Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Minister Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery or the hospice of Jennings County.

 

Adah Jane Tyra, 93, of Cross Plains passed away Saturday, September 2, 2006 at the Major Hospital in Shelbyville. She was born in Wolfe County, Kentucky on December 18, 1912 the daughter of Alford and Martha Napier Wood. She was married to Arthur Tyra on March 1, 1932 and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1976. Survivors include two daughters, Oneda Anderson and her husband Murrell of Waldron and Martha Davies and her husband William of Scipio; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, one brother Everett Wood and his wife Myrle of Cross Plains; three sisters, Nannie Whisman of Naples, Florida, Virginia Liter of Canaan, and Irene Scudder and her husband Millard of Dillsboro. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Alford and James Wood, and sisters Daisy Tyra, Betty Wood, and Martha Whisman. Mrs. Tyra was a homemaker and had lived in the Dewberry community near Cross Plains for sixty years. She enjoyed reading her Bible, attending church, quilting, and various kinds of needle work. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 5th at 1pm at the Bear Creek Baptist Church at Friendship with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery at Cross Plains. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11am until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Laura M. Kieffer, 90, of New Marion passed away Sunday, August 27, 2006 at the Waters of Clifty Falls at Madison. She was born at New Marion on September 16, 1915 the daughter of George and Katie Nauert Wagner. Mrs. Kieffer spent her entire life in the New Marion area and was married to Phillip Kieffer .He preceded her in death on July 14, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son William Kieffer, and her brothers Edward, Charles, and Clarence Wagner. Mrs. Kieffer was a 1934 graduate of New Marion High School. She was a member of the St. Magdalene Catholic Church and also a member of the churchís Altar Society. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 29th at 11am at the St. Magdalene Catholic Church in New Marion with Father Rob Hankee officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30am until time of services at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery at Madison. Memorials may be given to the St. Magdalene Altar Society in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Ronald W. ďRonĒ Duebber, 61, of Cross Plains passed away Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Ft. Myers, Florida on April 30, 1945 the son of Adolph and Lucinda Cottet Duebber. He was married to Mary Deller on August 27, 1966 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Michelle Comarata and her husband Tony of Cincinnati, and Sharon (Beeper) Vickers and her husband Eric of Cross Plains; grandchildren Jenna and A. J. Comarata and Eric and Evan Vickers; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Adolph Duebber of North Bend, Ohio; one brother, Daniel Duebber and his wife Gail also of North Bend. Mr. Duebber was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a foreman for 31 years for the City of Cincinnati and recently served as building inspector for Ripley County. He was a member of the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Monday from 10am until 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services will follow at 12:30pm at the Salem Cemetery near Cross Plains with Bro. Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Martha Hartwell, 84, of Osgood passed away Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Ontario County Health Care Facility in Canadaigua, New York. She was born near Napoleon on July 4, 1922 the daughter of Herman and Sena Klingworth Huffmeyer. She was married to George Hartwell on May 20, 1961 and he preceded her in death on January 17, 1997. Survivors include one daughter Dianna Gregg and her husband Donald of Canadaigua, New York; grandchildren Elizabeth, Sean, and Evan Gregg; two brothers, Calvin Huffmeyer of Batesville and Kenneth Huffmeyer of Osgood; one sister, Elnora Vanosdol of Elmira, New York. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Norman Huffmeyer, and her sisters Mabel Lauber, Helen Schulenberg, and Mildred Ollar. Mrs. Hartwell was a 1941 graduate of Napoleon High School and was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Napoleon. She was a homemaker and had worked with her husband in a tree trimming business throughout Ripley County.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 23rd at 5pm at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Gary Groth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3pm until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Johnís Lutheran Church or Focus on the Family in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

J. Hartsell Rice, 86, of Osgood passed away Thursday, August 17, 2006 at the Hospitality Hall in Batesville. He was born at Rising Sun on August 4, 1920 the son of Joel and Lucretia Gentry Rice. He was married to Ida Green and she preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Robert J. Rice and his wife Marilyn, currently serving with the US Army in Varese, Italy; one daughter, Mary Jane Rice of Indianapolis; close friend Behzat Turut; grandsons David, Steve, and Kyle Rice, and three great-grandchildren. Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, son Donald William Rice, his brother Thomas Gentry Rice, and his sister Marie Schroder. Mr. Rice was a 1938 graduate of Rising Sun High School and was an Army veteran of WWII where he served in Europe with the 552nd engineers battalion as a staff sergant.  The 552nd was responsible for constructing the longest pontoon bridge during WWII, over the Elb River in Germany. Mr. Rice was a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church, Osgood Lions Club, Osgood American Legion, Laughery Valley Project Clear, and was a former member of the Osgood Library Board. He had also served with the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department and had served for 30 years on the Osgood Town Board, serving various times as its president. He and his wife had formerly operated Riceís Grocery and Riceís Restaurant in Osgood. Funeral services will be Monday, August 21st at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Rob E. Rixman and Rev. Maxine Vallejo-Rixman officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery near Aurora. Visitation will be Sunday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Osgood Public Library in care of the funeral home.

 

Willard Gordon Hughes, 78, of Versailles passed away Friday, August 4, 2006 at his residence. He was born at Bourne, Kentucky on February 17, 1928 the son of Charles and Sally Montgomery Hughes. He was married to Louise Batchelor on October 16, 1948 and she survives. Other survivors include five daughters, Sally Wetzler and her husband Bobby of Versailles, Ethel Snyder of Grandview, Washington, Virginia Risk of Hobart, Indiana,  Joy Cappel and her husband Ken of Versailles, and Dawn Kamman and her husband Chris of Greenwood; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grand; two brothers, Ben Hughes of Corinth, Mississippi and Oscar Hughes of Hillsboro, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Ethel Wray of Phoenix, Arizona and Nonia Brown of Sterling, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles, George, and Luther Hughes, grandson Levi Snyder Bryant and great-grandson Cody Swinney. Mr. Hughes lived and farmed in the Correct neighborhood south of Versailles for several years. He was a Marine veteran of WWII where he served in occupied China. He had formerly worked for Cordís Quarry, Schmaltz Ready Mix, Versailles Dunbrik, and had retired from the Ripley County Highway Department. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 8th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Sherman Hughes of the Bear Creek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison with military graveside rites conducted by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Fire Department or the Bear Creek Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Charles Wm. Braley, 81, of Indianapolis passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at Manor Care South in Greenwood. He was born in the Tanglewood community near Versailles on December 29, 1924 the son of Wilcy and Bernice McMartin Braley. He was married to Mary Tekulve on September 13, 1947 and she preceded him in death on April 3, 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Pamara  Semmler and her husband Stephen of Indianapolis and Sherry Curd and her husband Stephen of Beech Grove; one son Scott Braley and his wife Sherri of Atlanta; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Braley of Versailles and Harold Braley of Madison; one sister Dorothea Jeffries of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Braley and his sister Naomi Braley. Mr. Braley was a 1941 graduate of Versailles High School and was an Army veteran of WWII where he served as a platoon sergeant in central Europe receiving two bronze battle stars. He was retired from GM in Indianapolis where he worked as a supervisor in tool design. Mr. Braley was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church and attended the Holy Name Catholic Church in Indianapolis. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, Beech Grove Lions Club, and the Holy Name Church Mens Club. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11am  until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Audrey M. Stenger, 79, of Versailles passed away Friday, July 7, 2006 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Franklin Township, Indiana on August 25, 1926 the daughter of Ova and Flora Sebastian Turner. She was married to Ralph A. Stenger Sr. on June 24, 1949 and he preceded her in death on February 25. 1993. Survivors include one daughter Mary Fuehrer of Detroit, Michigan, four sons: Ralph jr of Versailles, Peter of Versailles, Richard of Madison, Howard of Pekasie, Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Freda Adkins of Versailles, Joyce Jones of Burlington, Kentucky, Janet Meirele of Versailles, two brothers, Donald and Jim Edwards both of Versailles. Her parents, one sister and one brother preceded her in death. Mrs. Stenger, along with her husband, owned and operated the Stenger Package Store in Versailles. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood and Ripley County Historical Society. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 11th at 12pm at the St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10am until time of services. Burial will be in the St. Johnís Catholic Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may be given to the Donorís Choice in care of the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is handling the arrangements

 

Irmina ďIrmaĒ Lower, 98, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky. She was born at Lawrenceburg, Indiana on February 16, 1908 the daughter of John and Mary Barbara Fromholtz Albrecht. She was married to William Lower on February 26, 1927 and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1979. Survivors include one son, Charles Lower and his wife Elizabeth of Fairfield, Ohio; two daughters, Ina Stork and her husband Harold of Burlington, Kentucky, and Carolyn S. Lainhart of Erlanger, Kentucky; daughter-in-law Carol Lower of Franklin; Indiana; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Linkmeyer of Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Carl, and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Lower, along with her husband, owned and operated a Sinclair and also a Phillips 66 station in Versailles from 1950 to 1970. She also worked at the White Pine and Colonial Cottage restaurants in Versailles and was well known throughout the area for her pies. Mrs. Lower retired on her 90th birthday in 1998.  She was a life member of the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary and also a member of the Ripley County Historical Society. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 8th at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am until time of services. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Jerry D. Brower, 53, of Dabney passed away Friday, June 30, 2006 as the result of an accident near Osgood. He was born at Milan on August 8, 1952 the son of Vernie and Mabel Shelley Brower. He was married to Janet Murray on October 25, 1969 and she survives. Other survivors include one son, John Brower and his wife Mary of Holton; two daughters, Michelle Pickett of Brooksburg, and Elizabeth Cathey and her husband Eugene of Westport; grandchildren David Pickett, Hayley and Lane Cathey; one brother, Darwin Brower and his wife Rebecca of Holden, Missouri; two sisters, Darla Jones and her husband Randy of Dabney and Diane Miller and her husband Wayne of Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Brower had formerly worked as a mechanic at the Humphrey Motor Company in Osgood. He was a 32 year employee of the Southeastern Indiana REMC and was currently serving as a journeyman lineman. He was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 4th at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Charles Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Brower Family Cemetery near Holton. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Valerie E. Smith, 64, of Osgood, passed away Thursday June 29,2006 at St. Vincentís Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born at Milan on September 4, 1941 the daughter of Robert and Mary Struckman Brewington. She was married to Lawrence ďBudĒ Smith on August 6, 1965 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Larry Smith of Holton and Scott Smith of Moores Hill; three daughters, Sheryl Smith of Osgood, Sherry Smith-Wunar, and Sheila Smith Vega both of Warrenville, Illinois; 7 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Brewington and Tom Brewington both of Milan and Don Brewington of Batesville; one sister, Martha Waldron of Burt Lake, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dan Brewington, and her sister Mary Ellen Smith. Mrs. Smith was a 1959 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, sewing, and cooking. Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 2nd at 2pm at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Valerie Smith Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Terry Joe Cullen, 51, of Osgood passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at  the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Greensburg on February 1, 1955 the son of Anson and Peggy Lou Pettigrew Cullen. He is survived by three sons, Ryan Cullen of Osgood, Joshua Cullen and Jared ďDoozĒ Cullen both of Livingston, Texas; two daughters, Michelle Ann Cullen of Batesville and Sierra Kay Cullen of Osgood; grandchildren Austin Michael Cullen of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and Andrea Michelle Cullen of Osgood; two sisters, Carolyn Elaine Linville of Osgood and Shelba Ann Wiley of Holton. Mr. Cullen was a heavy equipment operator for Infrastructure of Mitchell, Indiana and also for Gwinup of Milroy. He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father Robert Bishop. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Geneva Westmeier, 80, of Versailles passed away Saturday, June 17, 2006 at the Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in the St. Magdalene community near New Marion on January 18, 1926 the daughter of John and Margaret Kieffer. She was married to Aaron Westmeier on July 12, 1947 and he survives. Other survivors include one son Bill Westmeier and his wife Mary of Versailles; two daughters, Linda Hillman and her husband Terry of Connersville, and Pat Reese and her husband Paul of Milan; six grandchildren and two great-grand sons; two brothers, Arthur Kieffer of New Marion and Walter Kieffer of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Clarissa Westmeier, brothers Paul, David, and Martin Kieffer, and her sister Lucille Colley. Mrs. Kieffer was a member of the St. Magdalene Catholic Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, flowers, and her grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 21st at 10am at the St. Magdalene Catholic Church in New Marion with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Tuesday 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. Magdalene Catholic Church or St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean in care of the funeral home.

 

Michael E. Dougood, 56, of Versailles passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born at Hamilton, Ohio on June 9, 1950 the son of Eugene and Thecla Kaufhold Dougood. Survivors include his mother Thecla Walter of St. Leon; daughters Stacey Schwarte and Fawna Dougood both of Versailles; grandchildren Hayley, Hannah, and Nichaolas Schwarte; brothers Greg Dougood of Cincinnati and Vince Dougood of Lexington; sister Josette Sanford of Los Angeles. Mr. Dougood was employed with Hil-Rom as a machinist for 36 years. He was a Marine veteran and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Batesville VFW. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 14th at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Buck officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Thomas Allan Noah Jr., 2 months, of Woodridge, Illinois, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2006 at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. He was born in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Downerís Grove, Illinois on March 24, 2006 the son of Thomas Allan Noah Sr. and Danielle Toelcke. Other survivors include one brother, Justin Toelcke, one sister, Haley Prenant, both at home, paternal grandparents, Melvin Thomas and Teresita Noah of Versailles, maternal grandparents, Patricia and Phillip Toelcke of Downerís Grove, Illinois, great paternal grandfather, Thomas Neil Noah of Tazwell, Tennessee, great maternal grandmother, Mary Davies of Lumbard, Illinois. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 2nd at 11am at the St. Johnís Catholic Church with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9am to 11am at the church. Memorials may be given to the St. Johnís Catholic Church in care of the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Carole Jeanne Forte, 52, of Bloomfield, Kentucky passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at University Hospital in Louisville. She was the daughter of Rev. A.J. and Jeanne Doyle James. She was married to Geno Forte and he survives. Other survivors include her mother Jeanne James of Versailles; sister Mary Curtin and her husband Rev. John Curtin of Birmingham, Alabama; brothers Mike James of Bloomington and David James of South Bend; uncles David Doyle of Texas and Edgar Doyle of Ohio; aunts Louise Barrish of Arkansas, Stella Engelhardt of Versailles, and Beda Davish of Ohio. Mrs. Forte was a member of the Chaplin Fork Baptist Church and was a second grade teacher at Coxís Creek Elementary School. She received her graduate degrees from Georgia State and Bryan College and her Masters Degree from the University of Louisville. She was currently working on her Doctorate of Administrative Education. Mrs. Forte was recognized for two years in Whoís Who of American Educators. She was also a gifted musician and singer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 24th at 11am at the Dabney Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9am until time of services at the church. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Billie J. Palmer, 72, of Osgood passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at the Heritage House in Batesville. She was born at Nashville, Tennessee on December 2, 1933 the daughter of Orville and Willie Cecile Holly Goad. She was married to Claude Palmer, Jr. on February 10, 1951 and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, Steve Palmer and his wife Dru of Winfield, Louisiana, Roy and Sharon Palmer of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, Clifford and Angela Palmer of Westport; three daughters, Sharon Raines and her husband Herbert of Brookville, Norma Selby and her husband Ralph of Reeslsville, and Blanche Cox and her husband Frank of Osgood; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker. Funeral services will be Monday, May 22nd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with her son Steve Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood. Visitation will be Sunday from 6pm to 9pm. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Gene Bishop, 71, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Greensburg on July 5, 1934 the son of Stanley and Lillian Powers Bishop. He was married to Norma Lamb and she preceded him in death on November 6, 1980. Survivors include four sons, Bill and Martha Bishop of Milan, Mike and Peggy Bishop of Versailles, Jamey and Tammy Bishop of Versailles, and John and Evonee Bishop of Camp Pendleton, California; two daughters, Nancy Braley and her husband Bruce of New Paris, Pennsylvania and Amy Parker and her husband Ryan of Osgood; his mother-in-law Mrs. Beulah Lamb of Versailles; one brother Lee Bishop of Versailles; one sister Charlene Keck of Osgood; special friend Wilma Jolly and her children Caitlyn and Austin of Versailles; 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betty Hicks. Mr. Bishop was a self-employed trucker for 26 years and served as street commissioner and Water superintendent for the town of Versailles for 20 years. He had also served as maintenance supervisor for the Ripley County Courthouse since 1999. He was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21st at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.Michael Hendrix and Rev. Phil Porter officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Saturday from 3pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Tyson United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Online condolences are available at skfuneralhome.com.

 

Leroy T. May, 83, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born near Versailles on January 27, 1923 the son of William and Alta Tunks May. He was married to Dorothy Swinney on November 1, 1943 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Gene May and his wife Linda of Versailles and Don May and his wife Cathy of Osgood; son-in-law Reed Back of Versailles;  13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Estol May of Duncanville, Texas, Russell May of Hanover, and Earl May of Rexville; three sisters, Lora Swinney of Versailles, Lila Ziegler of Greensburg, and Evelyn Meek of Madison. He was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara Back, his parents, and his brother Stanley May. Mr. May was a farmer and a former employee of the Indiana State Highway and also for Cordís Stone Quarry. He also was a self employed trucker and operated under the cb handle ďsand manĒ. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 20th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Daniel May and Rev. Tony Alstott officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the New Marion Cemetery or the donors choice.

 

Robert M. Huntington, 83, of the Hopewell community passed away Sunday, May 7, 2006 at his home. He was born at Tefft in Jasper County, Indiana on August 16, 1922 the son of Abner and Eva Lilly Huntington. He was married to Agnes Hall on September 21, 1947 and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Danny Huntington and his wife Sharon Crane of Potomac, Maryland, Bruce and his wife Nancy of Bulterville, and Greg and his wife Paula of Cedar Hill, Texas; four daughters, Kathi Smith and her husband Ernest of Tomaston, Georgia, Vickie and Richard Schneider of Sunman, Elaine Hammel of Holton, and Rebecca and Danny Filiatreau of Bardstown, Kentucky; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Howard Huntington of Ontario, California, Pierce Huntington of Selma, Indiana, Jay Huntington of New Castle, and Edgar Huntington of Muncie. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sarah Martin. Mr. Huntington was a veteran of WWII where he served with the Marines in the South Pacific. Near the end of the war, he was sent back to Purdue University for Officer Candidate School, but the war had ended and he returned home to farm. Mr. Huntington was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and American Legion Post 777 in Indianapolis. He was retired from Cummins where he worked as a machinist for 35 years and was a member of the diesel workers union. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 10th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be given by the Versailles American Legion.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to Parkinsonís Disease Research or the Hopewell Building Fund in care of the funeral home

 

Dorothy Jean Sheets, 79, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at the Ross Manor in Dillsboro. She was born near Versailles on August 21, 1926. She was married to Ralph Sheets and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1965.  Survivors include one son Kenneth Sheets and his wife Norma of Versailles, one daughter Jennifer Rolf and her husband Tony of Versailles; six grandchildren, Kendall Sheets, Eric Sheets, Ryan Sheets, Tonya White, Tabatha Rolf, and Tony Rolf II, and five great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her mother Nina Ernestine Brindley. Mrs. Sheets was retired from the Jay C Food Store in Osgood where she worked as a cashier for 26 years. She was also a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Michael Hendrix of the Tyson United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Cancer fund or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

William C. Lemarr, 69, of Dabney passed away Monday, May 01, 2006 at his residence. He was born in Hancock County, Tennessee on September 3, 1936 the son of Thurman and Pansy Dillman Lemarr. He was married to Mary Harris on September 8, 1961 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Pansy Lemarr of Osgood; three daughters, Judy Williams and her husband Gary of Osgood, Pamela White and her husband Frank of Holton, and Sherry Laswell and her husband Terry of Osgood; grandchildren, Todd, Dustin, and Brittany Williams, Heather and Hilary White, Karen, Jordan, and Kasey Laswell; great-grandchildren Hunter Williams, Aidan Green, Alexis Hunger, Emily and Alyssa Youngman; one sister, Alene Lemarr of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his father, his brother Clyde and sister Ulene Lemarr. Mr. Lemarr was a truck driver for Smith Implements in Greensburg and was also self employed in lawn care. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 4th at 11am at the  Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Charles Cole of the Dabney Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Carole L. Hull, 78, of Versailles, formerly of the Hopewell community, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born in the Tanglewood community near Versailles on March 30, 1928 the daughter of Harry and Grace Demaree Gortemiller. She was married to A. Wayne Hull on March 29, 1947 and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, Merrill Hull and his wife Pat of Fairfield, Ohio, Jim Hull and his wife Carol of Waycross, Georgia, and Mike Hull and his wife Babs of Greenwood; two daughters, Cheryl Judge and her husband Jerry of Hanover, and Phyllis Hull of Versailles; 14 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hull was a 1946 graduate of Osgood High School. She was a homemaker and was a former employee with the Ripley County Farm Bureau and Tripletts Drug Store in Osgood. She was a member of the Osgood First Baptist Church and attended the Hopewell Baptist Church. Mrs. Hull enjoyed writing poetry and had delivered meals to many ill and shut in neighbors for several years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 2nd at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and also from 10am until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Cliff Fuehrer, 77, of Indianapolis, formerly of Holton, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006 at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center in Danville, Indiana. He was born near Benham on June 15, 1928 the son of Paul and Nora Hankins Fuehrer. Survivors include three brothers, Reece Fuehrer and his wife Carolyn, and Ernest Lee Fuehrer all of Danville, and Danny Fuehrer and his wife Helen of Sevierville, Tennessee; two sisters, Pauline Macall of Cedar, Minnesota and Linda Henderson and her husband Yogi of Rockville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Earl, Emmett, and Max Fuehrer, and his sisters Viola Fuehrer and Evelyn Griffith. Mr. Fuehrer was a former resident of Ripley County where he lived and farmed in the Holton, Dabney, and Osgood area. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served as a field medic and ambulance driver in the 109th field hospital. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 26 at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Thelma Kelly, 80, of Holton passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Connersville on April 24, 1925 the daughter of Elbert and Vina Hensley Byrd. She was married to Cecil Kelly on May 19, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 1, 1981. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Kelly and his wife Ellen of Beaumont, California and Arthur Kelly of Indianapolis; two daughters, Carrol Taylor and her husband Willie and Sharon Rees and her husband Steven all of Holton; 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Burch of Booneville, Kentucky. Mrs. Kelly was a homemaker and had worked as a cook for the Osgood Grub Co. for 26 years. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Holton West Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Heart Fund or to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

 

Margaret Daugherty, 81, of Dillsboro passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the home of her daughter near Cross Plains. She was born at New Point on March 13, 1925 the daughter of Francis and Fern Martin Barkley. She was married to Howard Daugherty on March 22, 1947 and he preceded her in death on December 17, 1989. Survivors include one son David Daugherty and his wife Diane of Osgood; two daughters, Donna Daugherty of Alabama and Dianna Smith and her husband Wayne of Cross Plains; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Alice ďNanĒ Meadors of Morris and Maxine ďCennieĒ Obertate of Lawrenceburg, along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Daugherty was formerly employed with Romwebers in Batesville and had worked as an aide and cook at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was a member of the New Point Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 22nd at 10:30am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with John Hilbert, Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given Vista Care of Seymour in care of the funeral home.

 

Ray L. Holt, 77, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He was born in Cincinnati on October 3, 1928 the son of Roy and Flonnie Godby Holt. He was married to Katherine Kemker on October 10, 1992 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Flonnie Holt of Milan; four sons, Daniel Holt and his wife Deborah of Westport, David Holt of Batesville, Stephen and Penny of Morris, and Randy and Renee Holt of Osgood; Three daughters, Carolyn Reese of Rushville, Teresa Isaacs and her husband Daniel of Versailles, and Melody Bridgeford and her husband Craig of Batesville; step-children, Bonnie McCabe and her husband Dave of Moores Hill, Connie Rohrig of Milan, and Bud Ward of Versailles; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Holt of Elizabethtown, and Russell Holt of Milan; four sisters, Gladys Walden of Cincinnati, Ruby McDonald of Milan, Pauline Kurtz of Marblehead, Massachusettes, and Eva Cook of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his father, his son Tim, and his step-son Chris Ward. Mr. Holt was a self-employed contractor. He also had worked as a mechanic for the Indiana State Highway Department and had driven a school bus for the Batesville school system for 17 years. He was a graduate of Louisville Bible College and was a member of the Community Nazarene Church in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 21st at 11am at the Community Nazarene Church in Greensburg with Pastor Perry Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the church in care of the funeral home.

 

Cheryl L. Martin, 58, of Versailles passed away Friday, April 14, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Sparta, Wisconsin on February 19,1948 the daughter of Frederick and Jean Tatu Winkelman. She was married to Pastor Michael Allen Martin on July 15, 1967 and he survives. Other survivors include four sons, Marshall Martin and his wife Jodi of Cross Plains, Nathan and Christina of Versailles, Mark Martin, and Malachi Martin both of Versailles; three daughters, Sarah Adams and her husband Mark of Cross Plains, Gail and Ethan Cole of  Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and Rachel Martin of Versailles; twelve grandchildren; five brothers, Lamont Winkelman of Flippin, Arkansas, Curtis Winkelman of Waxhatchie, Texas, Mark Winkelman of Corona, California, Cullen Winkelman of San Diego, and Aaron Winkelman of Lawton, Oklahoma; six sisters, Judy Thompson of Crestline, California, Brenda Newlun, Sandra Harris, and Shelly Stayton, all of Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, Fredonna Johnson of Traverse City, Michigan, Janine Bires of New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Mrs. Martin was a housewife and a member of the Remnant Baptist Church near Dillsboro. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. John Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Green Cemetery near Versailles. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

James D. Seal, 48, of New Washington passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006 as the result of  an accident while working at the Charlestown Powder Plant. He was born September 3, 1957 in Cincinnati the son of Edward and Theda Lovora Seal . He was married to Joyce Asher Box on August 5, 2005 and she survives. Other survivors include one son James Seal and one daughter Kayla Seal both of Greendale; step-children Jason Morris and Mark Morris both of Jacksonville, Tennessee; grandson Tristen Morris; his mother Theda Seal of Holton; four brothers, Rick Seal of Madison, Jerry Seal of Bennington, Randy Seal of Holton, and Todd Seal of Charlestown; one sister Debbie White of Moores Hill.  Mr. Seal was an employee of Nickellís Construction in Charlestown and was an Army veteran. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Reggie Tucker officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Larry G. Shaw, 59, of Madison, formerly of Ripley County passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2006 as the result of an auto accident south of Versailles. He was born at Muncie on November 6, 1947 the son of Arthur and Caroline Krick Shaw. He was married to Cherie Helton on November 16, 1987 and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Larry Shaw, Jr. and his wife Christy of Louisville, Terry Shaw of Madison, and Gary and Wanda Shaw of Kent; two daughters Lori Walston and her husband Gary of Osgood, and Shellie and Jason Yorn of Sunman; three step-daughters, Michelle Atwell and her husband Tim of Milan, Paula and Shafter Bowling of Madison, Sherry and Jason Smith of Cross Plains; step-son Adam Fisher who is currently serving in Iraq; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, Daniel Shaw of Versailles, John Shaw of Bedford, Ky., Harold Shaw of Defiance, Ohio, and Lowell Shaw of Peoria, Ohio; four sisters, Sandy Smith of Versailles, Louise Tiesen and Betty Warner both of Adrian, Michigan, and Beverly Shaw of New Castle, Kentucky; step-father and mother-in-law Robert and Nettie Richmond of Moores Hill; brother-in-law Shawn Helton of Moores Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Richard Shaw and Robert Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a self employed carpenter. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 14th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Robert Brigmon of the Trinity Christian Center in Lawrenceburg officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Trinity Christian Center in care of the funeral home.

 

Albert ďRedĒ Lohrum Jr., 78, of Versailles passed away Friday, March 31, 2006 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Elrod, Indiana on October 26th, 1927 the son of Albert and Eunice Elrod Lohrum Sr.. He grew up and graduated from Versailles High School in 1946. He married Patricia Steuer on November 14th, 1952 in Alcorn County, Mississippi and she survives. Other survivors include his sons Leslie Lohrum and his wife Christine of Versailles and Lynn Lohrum and his wife Paige of Versailles, two grandsons Jackson and Samuel, three brothers, Vic of Elrod, John of Versailles, Buzzy of Elrod, two sisters, Alice Lee Mathis of Dillsboro and Linda Bruce of Versailles.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Lohrum was an Army veteran of WWII and Korea, he received the Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal Japan in WWII.  He was also a mold maker for Thatcher Glass Company in Lawrenceburg where he retired from in 1985. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 at 11:00am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery with military rites being served by the Leora Weare American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Washington Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Ernestine Hammon 1926-2006

 

Ralph C. Fischer, 79, of Versailles passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006 at the Ross Manor in Dillsboro. He was born at Lawrenceburg on August 13, 1926  the son of Henry and Mateel Licking Fischer. He was married to Loa McCauley on March 11, 1950 and she preceded him in death on September 20, 1997. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Jack Fischer and his wife Irene of Greendale, Charles and Jane of Aurora, and Daniel and Carol of Dillsboro; one daughter Ann Edwards and her husband Don of Versailles; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister Carol Ann Martin of Ft. Myers, Florida: and his aunt, Gertrude Johnston of Elrod.  Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Kenneth, Irwin, Carl, and Leroy Fischer, and his sisters Marjorie Fischer and Mable Meyer. Mr. Fischer was a Navy veteran of WWII where he served on the USS Donner and the USS Fort Mandan. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and the American Area Ribbon. Mr. Fischer was a 54 year member of Local 44 of the Iron Workers Union. He was also a member of the Versailles American Legion, Amvets, and the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 23rd at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Donald Sauls officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10am until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Norman L. McIntosh, 74, of Versailles passed away Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Cincinnati on November 11, 1931 the son of Alfred and Eliza Sandlin McIntosh. He was married to Frances Beebee on March 30, 1952 and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Brenda Armbrecht and her husband Larry of Versailles; granddaughters Karen Cole and her husband Jim of Versailles, Stacey Armbrecht of Indianapolis, and Amy Armbrecht of Versailles; great-grandchildren Megan and Patrick Cole. He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers, and 4 sisters. Mr. McIntosh was a 1950 graduate of Versailles High School and was an Air Force veteran of Korea. He worked for Ripley Publishing in Versailles for 25 years and had worked for the Ripley County Bank in Osgood for 18 years. He had also worked part time for the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles for the last 3 years. He was the score book keeper for the South Ripley boys varsity basketball team for 25 years and had kept book for the South Ripley girls varsity for the last 15 years. Mr. McIntosh had attended 51 consecutive Ripley County sectional basketball tournaments. He was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church and the Versailles American Legion.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21st at 11 am at the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles with Rev. Michael Hendrix and Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Monday from 3pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Tyson United Methodist Church building fund or the Versailles American Legion.

 

Barbara Groppenbecker, 55, of Batesville passed away Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Hazard, Kentucky on October 9, 1950 the daughter of Samuel and Ruby Sturgill Lewis. She was married to Terry Groppenbecker in February of 1984 and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, Jerry Shelton of Batesville, Danny Smallwood of Vevay, and Randy Smallwood of Batesville; three daughters, Priscilla Duffy of Cincinnati, Natasha Smallwood of Madison, and Lisa Smallwood of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Chuck Sturgill and Wade ďBimboĒ Lewis both of Cincinnati; two sisters, Nugget Sturgill of Cincinnati and Regina Sturgill of Florida. Mrs. Groppenbecker was a former employee of New Horizons in Batesville. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 10th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 10am until time of services. Burial will be in the Akers Cemetery at Friendship. Memorials may be given to the cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Naomi E. Palmer, 87, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at her daughterís home in Madison. She was born at Marble Corner on March 8, 1918 the daughter of Jesse and Eliza McDaniel Thomas. Naomi Palmer is survived by three sons; Leroy and Sue Palmer of North Vernon, Harry and Sally Palmer of North Vernon and Paul Palmer of Indianapolis, two daughters; Vadah Hodge of Madison, and Pauline Rogers of Versailles. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, eleven great great grandchildren, one brother; Edis Thomas of Indianapolis, two sisters; Martha Thomas of North Vernon and Esther Armstrong of Speedway. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, five brothers and three sisters. Ms. Palmer was a member of the Concord Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 3rd at 1pm at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Mahoney and Rev. Jerry Vandervoght officiating. Visitation will be from 5pm until 8pm Thursday March 2nd, 2006. Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Donorís Choice. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Bertha M. Weber, 98, of Napoleon passed away Friday, February 24, 2006 at the Hospitality Hall in Batesville. She was born at Greensburg on August 3, 1907 the daughter of Clifford and Georgia Ann Smith English. She was married to Clarence Weber on January 16, 1930 and he preceded her in death on October 28, 1977. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Joan Redelman, her brothers John English and Tony English, and her sisters Josie Pool, May Crume, Stella English, Sarah Platt, and Mary English. Mrs. Weber was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Napoleon. She had worked as a custodian at the Napoleon School and had also served as church custodian for 17 years. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 27th at 3pm at St. Johnís Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Groth officiating. Visitation will be from 2pm until time of services at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Johnís Building Fund. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Sollie T. Miller, 66, of Osgood passed away Thursday, February 16, 2006 at his residence. He was born at Dayton, Ohio on February 9, 1940 the son of Sollie and Virginia Tracey Miller. He was married to Georgia Osborn on March 12, 1961 and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter Beverly Miller and her fiancé Wayne Miller of Versailles; sons Ronald Miller and his wife Regina of Milan, Rick Miller and Ann of Bright, and Josh Miller of Osgood; eight grandchildren; one sister Louise Miller of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Sollie N. Miller, and his brother Conrad Miller. Mr. Miller worked for Hill-Rom and Romweber Furniture in Batesville for 33 years retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church near Sunman. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 20th at 11am at the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Haney officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3pm to 6pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 8pm Saturday until time of services on Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Little Memory Church or the donors choice.

 

Gerald (Jerry) Stout, 61, of Versailles passed away Saturday, February 11, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Hammond, Indiana on August 10, 1944 the son of Harold and Aldean Meyers Stout. He was married to Michal Ann Roark on July 8, 1990 and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Bruce Stout and his wife Barbara of Vevay, Timothy Stout of Lawrenceburg, and Chris Mitchel of Bright; four daughters, Tammy Mata and her husband Richard of Vevay, Melissa Mitchel of Lawrenceburg, Kim Roark, and Ronnetta Roark both of Versailles; 15 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; three brothers Wilbur Stout and Shirley of Scherrville, Indiana, Raymond Stout and Lois of Martinsville, Illinois, and James Stout and Joyce of St. John, Indiana; one sister Anna Carlton and her husband Eugene of East Enterprise. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters. Mr. Stout was a welder with Batesville Tool and Die since 1993. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 14th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ or the donors choice.

 

Doris Faye Geisler, 91, of Rexville passed away Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at her residence. She was born near Bryantsburg on July 8, 1914 the daughter of Arthur and Lula Adams Housefield. She was married to Alva Geisler and he preceded her in death on September 14, 1994. She is survived by six sons, Leslie Geisler of North Vernon, Elvan Geisler and his wife Barbara, Roy Geisler, Bernard Geisler and his wife Debbie all of Madison, Bobby Geisler and his wife Aggie of Washington, and Marvin Geisler and his wife Teresa of Vevay; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren; one sister Peggy Ruse of Rexville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Alvin, grandchildren Kenneth and Carolyn Geisler, her brother Merle Housefield, and her sister Louise Farrell. Mrs. Geisler was a homemaker and had been a member of the Liberty Christian Church since 1930. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 9th at 11am at the West Fork Baptist Church with Logan Fugate officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm and will also be at the West Fork Baptist Church. Memorials may be given to the West Fork Cemetery. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home of Versailles is in charge of arrangements.

 

Alvin Young, 79, of  Napoleon passed away Thursday, January 26,2006 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born near Napoleon on March 2, 1926 the son of George and Pearl Drescher Young. He was married to Maxine Pickett on June 25, 1949 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Ronald Young and his wife Debbie of Versailles, Randall Young and his wife Patricia of Osgood; one daughter Rosalie Allen and her husband Stanley of Indianapolis; grandchildren Stanley Allen and his wife Melissa, Christine Adamo and Robert, Cassandra, Alex, and Kara Young; step-granddaughter Deanna Burkart and William; three great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Syalvester (Wes) Young and his wife Genieve of Napoleon; Norman Young and Marita, Lester Young and Betty all of Osgood, Delbert Young of Los Lunas, New Mexico; two sisters Alice Bultman and her husband Cecil, Sr. and Ida Grow all of Napoleon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl, Walter, Roy, and Harry Young and his sisters Sadie Schmidt and Esther Barnard. Mr. Young was an Army veteran of WWII having served in Europe. He received the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with one bronze star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Japan Medal. He was a 30 year employee of the Union Furniture Company in Batesville retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Napoleon VFW and attended the Cedar Creek Community Church. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 29th at 2pm at the Cedar Creek Community Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Saturday from 4pm to 7pm  at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 1pm until time of services Sunday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Church or the Flat Rock Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Kenneth N. Morris, 71, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at the Waters of Batesville.  He was born near Holton on June 26, 1934 the son of Albert and Ruth Smith Morris . He was married to Ada Mathias on December 22, 1957 and she preceded him in death on August 25, 2005. Mr. Morris was a 1952 graduate of Versailles High School and graduated with a degree in photo journalism from Depauw University in Greencastle in 1956. After being commissioned in the US Navy, he was assigned to a Pacific Fleet Destroyer and served a tour as Instructor of Destroyer Tactics. Mr. Morris had a long and unusual military career having served in every branch of the armed forces. He retired from two branches of the Armed Forces at the rank of  Lt. Commander. He had served in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Florida National Guard, and the US Coast Guard. He had formerly been employed with Cummins Engine in Columbus, Teledyne Continental in Detroit, Allis-Chalmers, and International Harvester, both in Chicago.  Survivors include one son Philip Newman Morris and his wife Autumn of Pikeville, Tennessee; daughters Elizabeth Ann Saffran and her husband Kenneth of Chesterton and Catherine Hamm and her husband Duke of Batesville; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his mother-in-law Ethel Mathias of Versailles; his brother Paul Morris and his wife Barbara of Versailles. Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 28th at 1pm at the Holton Cemetery with Rev. Michael Hendrix of the Tyson United Methodist Church officiating. Military graveside rites will be given by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements.

 

Edith Lemen, 84, of Benham passed away Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the Swiss Villa In Vevay. She was born near Canaan on March 20, 1921 the daughter of James and Ella Mae Wilson Lanham. She was married to Preston Lemen on November 15, 1941 and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1999. Survivors include one daughter Deanna Wooley and her husband Ross of Madison; grandchildren Steve Wooley and his wife Jennifer of Indianapolis, Patrick Wooley of Madison, and Dena Hearn and her husband Tom of Covington; two great-grandchildren Madeline Hearn and Lana Wooley; one brother James Lanham of Madison; sisters Bessie Schutte of Delaware and Marie Black of Madison; niece Lela Brindley of Vevay along with several other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Clovis Lemen of Benham. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, her son Dennis, sisters Opal Hines and Elsie Sampson, her brother Thurman Lanham, and her nephew Jimmy Schutte. Mrs. Lemen was a 1940 graduate of Central High School in Madison and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the former Hicks Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the South Ripley Classroom Teachers Association Scholarship Fund or the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home

 

Evelyn R. Gray, 85, of Olean passed away Friday, January 13, 2006 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born near Friendship on April 1, 1920 the daughter of Noel and Ruth Liggett Lane. She was married to Gilbert Gray on October 23rd, 1935 and he preceded her in death on September 21 1989. Survivors include four sons, Glen Gray of Lawrenceburg, Robert Gray and his wife Linda of Versailles, John Gray of Osgood, and Ronnie Gray and his wife Linda of Farmers Retreat; three daughters, Wanda Hooton and her husband Duane of Leigh Acres, Florida, Janice Linkmeyer and her husband Wayne of Versailles, and Hope Gray of Olean; 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, four nieces, one nephew, and several cousins. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, her sons Gary and Gene Gray, and her grandsons Brian Gray, Kenny Simmons, and Randall Wayne Scott and one brother and one sister. Mrs. Gray was a homemaker and had worked with her husband at the Ripley County Farm Bureau mill at Cross Plains. She was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship and was also a member  of the Friendship Social Circle. She was also a former leader for the Friendly 4-Herís club in Brown Township. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 18th at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes and Rev. Irmal Elliott officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Wednesday at the church.

 

Inez H. Alexander, 90, of Columbus passed away Friday, January 13, 2006 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was born in the Malotte neighborhood near Versailles on March 18, 1915 the daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann Alfrey Snedaker. She was married to John G. Alexander and he preceded her in death in 1995. Survivors include one daughter Maryann Traut of Columbus; grandsons Gregory L. Brodnik and his wife Carrie of Greenwood and Terrence Brodnik of Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Dr. John J. Alexander,  sisters Virginia May and Emily Ruth Herrick and her brother Harold Snedaker. Mrs. Alexander was a 1932 graduate of New Marion High School and a 1933 graduate of Central Normal Teachers College in Danville. She later received her bachelors degree from Butler University. She had taught school in New Marion and ended her teaching career in the Wayne Township School District in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16th at 3pm at the Shelby Christian Church near Versailles. Visitation will be from 2pm until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery or the Hospice of South Central Indiana in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Rev. Walter C. Williams, 92, of Versailles passed away Thursday, January 12, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Sullivan, Indiana on July 21, 1913 the son of Bert and Grace Turner Williams. He was married to Helen Maxine Walters on October 5, 1935 and she preceded him in death on June 18, 1991. Survivors include one son Larry Williams and his wife Marilyn of Beech Grove; daughters Judy Hill and her husband Elden of Joes, Colorado and Jane Williams of Versailles; grandchildren Rebecca Jane Hill and her husband Brennan Peterson of Portland, Oregon and Gregory Walter Hill and his wife Maureen Hearty of Denver; sister-in-law Lena Dyer of Cory, Indiana. He was also preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren Craig Williams and Thomas R. Hill, sisters Nellie McCammon and Faye Zaayer, and his brother Ralph Williams. He was a 1931 graduate of Union High School at Dugger. Rev. Williams was a retired United Methodist minister having served Indiana congregations in Alfordsville, Alford, Asbury Chapel near Bicknell, Riley, Winslow, Newtown, and retired from the Milan United Methodist Church in 1978. He was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church, South Indiana United Methodist Conference, Versailles Lions Club, and the South Ripley Ministerial Association. He was a former director of the Ripley County Cancer Unit and the Versailles Senior Citizen Center. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16th at 11am at the Tyson United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Hendrix and Pastor Marcus Felde officiating. Burial will be in the Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan, Indiana at 12:30pm on Tuesday. Visitation will be Sunday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, from 10am until time of services Monday at the church, and also on Tuesday from 11am until 12pm at Longs Chapel near Sullivan. Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Retired Ministers fund or the Tyson United Methodist Church pre-school in care of the funeral home.

 

Edwin Tad Lainhart, 89, of Holton passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at his residence. He was born at Covell, Illinois on April 20, 1916 the son of Sanford and Martha Begley Lainhart. He grew up and attended school in McKee, Kentucky and also had attended Eastern Kentucky University. He married Myrtle Sizemore on February 13, 1940 and she survives. Other survivors include his son Edwin Tad Lainhart, Jr. and his wife Sherrie of Erlanger, Kentucky; one daughter Patti Jo Hunyadi and her husband Mike of New Paris, Ohio; grandchildren Bill Lainhart of Litchfield, Kentucky, Sherran Schatzman and Tyra Jo Lainhart both of Erlanger, Vanessa DeBoo of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Amanda Hunyadi of Franklin, Indiana; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; brothers Eddie Lainhart of Yellow Springs, Ohio, David Lainhart and Keith Lainhart both of Springboro, Ohio; sisters Gladys McDougal of St. Petersburg, Florida and Roselyn Mitakidus of Springboro, Ohio.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Elsie Case. Mr. Lainhart served in the 82nd Airborne during WWII as a medic with the 325th Glider Infantry. He served in the European Theater and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a farmer and owned and operated Tadís Bargain Farm at the east edge of Holton for several years. Known to many as ďBrother TadĒ he could be found at any one of numerous churches, singing, playing guitar, and giving his testimony. He attended the Hiway Holiness Church near Butlerville and also shared Godís love through his ministry to the elderly. For over 12 years he visited many nursing homes to spread the Christian message through hi music and words. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 15th at 2pm at the Hiway Holiness Church with Pastor Claude Fouts officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Rene Kay Holman, 56, of New Marion passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Osgood on March 24, 1949 the daughter of William and Geneva Burton Kendall. She was married to Lester Holman on June 24, 1970 and he survives. Other survivors include one son David Holman and his wife Shannon of Madison; six grandchildren; one brother Ray Doyle of Florida; one sister Rosella Hardy of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her step-father Alma Doyle and her sister Tamar Doyle. Mrs. Holman was a 1967 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and was a member of the West Fork Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Hanover College, Madison Wal-Mart, and Clifty Inn. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14th at 2pm at the West Fork Baptist Church near Rexville with Rev. David Blazier officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm and will also be held at the church. Memorials may be given to the West Fork Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home at Versailles.

 

Mitch Eaton, 33, of Napoleon passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at his residence. He was born at Greensburg on June 21, 1972 the son of Gene and Sharon Borders Eaton. Survivors include his parents Gene and Sharon Eaton of Napoleon; one sister Dee Dee Powers and her husband Steve of Napoleon; his companion Brandi Ahrens Eaton of Napoleon; daughters Hannah and Madelyn Eaton of Napoleon and one son Brandon Eaton of Sandusky; paternal grandmother Mrs. Thelma Eaton of Napoleon; brother-in-law Chad Ahrens of Batesville; Uncles Larry Eaton and his wife Judy of Versailles and Rod Eaton and his wife Shirley of Napoleon; Aunts Betty Mace of Montana and Carolyn Wright of Shelbyville; his Godmother and great-aunt Cora Wright of Greensburg. Mr. Eaton was a 1991 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and was employed with Johannigman Excavation. He was a member of St. Peterís United Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14th at 10:30am at the St. Peterís United Church of Christ at Finkís Corner near Osgood with Rev. Karyl Leslie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to a fund for Mitchís children in care of the funeral home.

 

William Abplanalp, 19, of Versailles passed away Sunday, January 08, 2006 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born at Sheboygan, Wisconsin on January 11, 1986 the son of Stephen and Debra Gotchy Abplanalp. Survivors include his father Stephen Abplanalp of New Point; his mother Debra Abplanalp of Versailles; sister Victoria Abplanalp of Louisville; paternal grandfather Stephen Abplanalp of Columbus; maternal grandfather Richard Gotchy of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. William was a 2003 graduate of South Ripley High School where he participated in the FFA. He was also a member of Boy Scout Troop 607 in Versailles and was a former employee of the Versailles Super-Valu. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 11th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Point of Grace Church or the Jennings County Hospice.

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