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Marvin Downey, 52, of Holton passed away Sunday, December 23, 2007 at the St. Vincent Jennings Community Hospital in North Vernon. He was born at Batesville on April 30, 1955 the son of Thomas and Dixie Renfro Downey. He was married to Darla Bustle on November 13, 1978 and she survives. Other survivors include four sons, Thomas Downey of Cross Plains, Billy Downey of Versailles, and Jeff and Ryan Downey both of Holton; one sister Beverly Austin and her husband Bobby of St. Cloud, Florida; two brothers, Doug Downey and his wife Karen, and Randy Downey all of Holton; his mother-in-law Norma Hopper of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Downey was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and a 1973 graduate of South Ripley High School. He had been employed as a tractor mechanic at Wood Farm Supply in Versailles for 30 years. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 28th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Hopewell 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 the Holton Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

 

Howard J. Lustig, 86, of Versailles, formerly of Clarksville,  passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born near Osgood on March 14, 1921 the son of Frederick and Bertha May Wheeler Lustig. He was married to Hilda Salyers on June 21, 1943 and she survives. Other survivors include one sister, Mrs. Leona Wagner of Osgood, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son John, and his brother Lawrence Lustig. Mr. Lustig was an Army veteran of WWII. He served in the 880th Air Squadron as a Special Vehicle Operator. He received the American Theatre Ribbon, Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was a member of the Charity Baptist Church at Clarksville. He had been involved in the trucking business for several years, hauling logs for Hyattís Sawmill at Holton and being a terminal manager for Good Way Trucking at Clarksville. He also had been employed with Cunningham Campers at Jeffersonville. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 21st 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 Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Walter S. Lowe, 81, of Osgood passed away Thursday, December 13, 2007 at his home. He was born at Quercus Grove in Switzerland County on January 23, 1926 the son of William Hubert and Grace Wilson Lowe. He was married to Virginia Jahnigen on October 9, 1948 and she preceded him in death on November 27, 2001. Survivors include a very dear friend, companion, and classmate, Josephine Westmeyer of Versailles; one son Jerry Lowe and his wife Ellen of Versailles; one daughter Joyce Dwulet and her husband Francis of Greenwood; grandchildren Christopher Dwulet of Greenwood, Darrin Lowe of Greenfield, and Kristen Lowe of Versailles; one sister Mildred (Betty) Lowe of Vevay. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother William Lowe. Mr. Lowe was a 1943 graduate of Versailles High School. He enlisted in the US Navy in the fall of 1943 and served on Guam during WWII as a radioman where he sent encrypted messages from ship to shore. He spent 33 years with the Indiana State Police as a telecommunications officer and microwave technician, retiring in 1991. He was a 69 year member of the Tyson United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee and secretary. He was a 59 year member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge, serving as master and secretary. He was also a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, and a life member of the Versailles American Legion. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 17th at 11am at the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles with Rev. Jim Byerly and Rev. Joe Bottorff officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Tyson United Methodist Church Endowment Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

 William ďBillĒ Buchanan, 44, of Holton passed away Sunday, December 9, 2007 at his home. He was born at Madison on July 19,1963 the son of William and Carol DeWire Buchanan. Survivors include his mother Carol Buchanan of Holton, campanion Tammy Patrick of Vevay, grandmother Edith DeWire of Holton; two brothers, Mark (Connie) Buchanan and Ron (Roseanne) Buchanan both of Versailles; two sisters, Terri McMillan of Osgood and Sherri (Rick) Hardwick of North Vernon; 5 nephews, 6 nieces, one step-niece, and one step-nephew. Mr. Buchanan was a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed four wheel ATV competition and had won numerous trophies. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Robert McCreary of the Holton Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Cemetery, Kings Daughters Hospice, or the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in care of the funeral home.

 

Donald J. Simon, 68, of Osgood passed away Friday, December 7, 2007 at his home. He was born near Osgood on May 22, 1939 the son of Arthur and Eva Tunny Simon. He was married to Ola Vae Roark on August 13, 1958 and she preceded him in death on August 18, 2005. Survivors include three sons, James (Cindy), Wayne (Brenda), and Vincent Simon all of Osgood; five daughters, Karen Carroll and Shirley England both of Osgood, Donna (Lonnie) Sparks of Holton, Barbie (Ryan) Bultman of Greensburg, and Dana (Mark) Montgomery of Aurora; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Arthur (Dolores), Charles (Lucille), and Gene (Patty) Simon all of Osgood and Dale (Mary Ann) of Bennington; four sisters, Mary (Donald) Gilland and Amelia (Lou) Wolter both of Osgood, Linda (Tim) Wissell of Greensburg, and Rita (Jim) Bedel of Westport. He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter Chelsea Simon. Mr. Simon was a farmer and retired in 1990 after 25 years at BCA at Greensburg. He currently was operating Simon & Sons farm implements near Osgood. He enjoyed his family and spent much time restoring antique tractors. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 10th at 10am at St. Johnís Catholic Church at Osgood. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 7:30pm. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Hospital in care of the funeral home.

 

Janice F. Smith, 70, of Cross Plains passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born at Lumberton, North Carolina on January 30, 1937 the daughter of John and Eunice Hayes Edwards. She was married to Robert Smith on July 24, 1954 and he preceded her in death on March 4, 1983. Survivors include one son David Smith of North Vernon; one daughter Gloria Konkle and her husband Ron of Rexville; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; one brother Bobby Edwards and his wife Naomi of Booneville, North Carolina. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Gwen, her parents, and one grandson. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Dewberry. She was retired from Thompsons at North Vernon where she worked as a machinist. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 7th at 10:30am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Ralph Campen officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Garden at Madison. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the donors choice in care of the funeral home.

 

Darlene Holman, 64, of New Marion passed away Friday, November 30, 2007 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana at Columbus. She was born at Knightstown, Indiana on September 13, 1943 the daughter of Truman and Amelia Geisler Holman. Survivors include one son Mike Holman and his wife Becky of Versailles; daughter Tammy Holman and her companion Andy Shelton of New Marion; grandchildren Jessilyn Pickett, Blaine, and Anthony Holman; brothers Harry (Bernadette) Holman, Roy (Vickie) Holman both of Versailles, and Lester Holman of New Marion; sisters Dina (Vernon) Herbert, Brenda Holman both of Milhousen, and Myrtie (Frank) Franklin of Holton. She was preceded in death by her parents. Ms. Holman was a 1962 graduate of New Marion High School and a 30 year employee of US Shoe. She was recently employed with Gecom at Greensburg. She was a member of the West Fork Baptist Church. She also enjoyed crocheting, quilting and fishing with her brother Lester. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 4th at 11am at the West Fork Baptist Church with Rev. David Blazier officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Decatur County Hospice or the West Fork Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Dorothy I. Bustle, 85, of Dabney passed away Monday, November 26, 2007 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana at Columbus. She was born near Mt. Vernon in Rockcastle County, Kentucky on October 10, 1922 the daughter of James and Ella Kirby Renner. Survivors include three sons, Dean Bustle and his wife Betty of Dabney, Jack and Gay Bustle of Holton, and Wayne Bustle of Louisville; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and 8 step-grandchildren; one brother Floyd Renner of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her daughter Carolyn, her sister Elsie Renner, her parents, and grandchildren Andrew, Susan, David, Letticia, and Ricky Bustle. Mrs. Bustle was a member of the Delaware Pentecostal Church. She was a homemaker and had retired from US Shoe in 1984. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 29th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to Hospice or the New Marion Cemetery in care of the funeral home

 

Kathryn W. Smith, 89, of Cross Plains passed away Thursday, November 22, 2007 at her home. She was born at Aurora on May 16, 1918 the daughter of William F. and Kathryn Edith Smith Meier. She was married to Gilbert Smith on July 8, 1939 and he preceded her in death on July 15, 1996. Survivors include one son Wayne Smith and his wife Dianna of Cross Plains; two daughters, Carolyn Broadus and her husband Mike of Upton, Kentucky and Evelyn Yonts of Whitesburg, Kentucky; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; one sister Jeanette Oatman of Hillsboro, California. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Hildegard Herring and Wilma Meyer, and her brother Fred Meier. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Dewberry where she participated in the Ladies Aid Society. She was homemaker and was employed for 20 years with Reliance Electric at Madison. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 25th at 2pm at St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Dewberry with Pastor Ralph Campen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 1pm until time of services Sunday at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Paulís Blacktop fund or to the cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Charles Stephen ďSteveĒ Gibbs, 58, of Holton passed away Sunday, November 18, 2007 at his home. He was born at home on a farm in Wayne County, Illinois on November 28, 1948 the son of Waldon and Patricia Murphy Gibbs. He was married to Dianne Lauersdorf on December 3, 1994 and she survives. Other survivors include his father Waldon Gibbs of Rockford, Illinois; one daughter Stephanie West and her husband Matt of Versailles; grandchildren Braden and Darren Gibbs, Breanna, Gracey, and Matthew West; one brother, Lee Gibbs and his wife Mary of Milledgeville, Illinois; four sisters, Waldena Stewart of Rockford, Illinois, Bonnie Beyer and her husband David of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Lynda Charleston and Don of Altoona, Iowa, and Janice Cawthorne of California; one step-brother Father Ray Schultz of Fairview Heights, Illinois; one step-sister Marilyn Klingemann and her husband Don of Murphysboro, Illinois; his niece Julie Vorachek of Lees Summit, Missouri; nephews Cliff and John Hall of Independence, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his mother, and his step-mother Seva Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs was a former nuclear engineer with Commonwealth Edison in Rockford, Illinois. In 1992 he founded the C.S. Gibbs Corporation which was the parent company of Sure-Loc Archery products. In 2000 he moved his company from South Beloit, Illinois to Versailles. Since 1996 Sure-Loc archery sights have been the choice of Olympic champions and other archers worldwide.  Mr. Gibbs was an 8 time National Field Archery Association Champion and a former IBO World Champion. He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Olean, Versailles Lions Club, NFAA, IBO, Archery Trade Association, and the Archery Shooters Association. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24th at 10:30am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Olean with Pastor Dennis Zimmerman and Father Ray Schultz 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 the donors choice.

 

Loyd L. Delay, 97, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at his home. He was born near New Marion on September 19, 1910 the son of Calvin Luther Delay and Lizzie Lane Delay. He was married to Eva Sparks on April 20, 1940 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jim Delay and his wife Rita of Concord, California and Phil Delay and his wife Debbie of Bloomington; two daughters, Betty Hyatt and her husband Roger of Columbus, Ohio and Debbie Mellin and her husband Larry of Plymouth; daughter-in-law Ruth Delay of Columbus; grandchildren Jeff Delay and his wife Tracey, Greg and Connie Delay, Erik Mellin, Ben, Sara, and Rachel Delay; great-grandchildren Ryan, Haley, Justin, and Madison Delay; one sister Mrs. Elva Little of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Loyd Delay, Jr., and his sisters Gladys Marsh and Clare Morrell. Mr. Delay was a1928 graduate of Versailles High School where he helped lead the Frenchies to the 1928 Sectional title. He was employed for 39 years with PSI as a local representative retiring in 1975. He began his career as an electrician with his uncle Will Smith and the Versailles Electric Company. He was an 86 year member of the Versailles Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, trustee, and Sunday School teacher and was also a member of the IBEW. Mr. Delay was a 53  year member of the Versailles Lions Club and was named ďLion of the YearĒ in 1994. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 16th at 11am at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Burcham and Rev. Mark Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4pm 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 the Versailles Baptist Church building fund or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home

 

Kenny Franklin, 55, of Holton passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana at Columbus. He was born near Holton on February 10, 1952 the son of Elmer and Vonda Runyan Franklin. Survivors include one son Tony Franklin and his wife Leeann of Dabney; one daughter Stephanie Boswell and her husband Shane of Butlerville; five grandchildren, Tanner, Trenton, and Lila Franklin and Tyler and Dylan Boswell; one brother Elmer Franklin, Jr. and his wife Kay of Westport; one sister Darlene Cundiff and her husband Terry of North Vernon.  Mr. Franklin was a Corporal in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War where he served on Okinawa. He was a member of the Holton Christian Church and was a bricklayer. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 16th at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice in care of the funeral home.

 

Pauline Cole, 75, of Holton passed away Saturday, November 10, 2007 at her residence. She was born at Mintonville, Kentucky on August 21, 1932 the daughter of John and Gertie Ashley Baugh. She was married to Edwin Cole and he preceded her in death on August 4, 1974. Survivors include her sister Bonnie Larabee of Cincinnati and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Fred, Cecil, Roy, and Edgar Baugh. Mrs. Cole was employed by Keeblers in Cincinnati for 32 years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 3pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Norman G. Young, 74, of Osgood passed away Friday, November 9, 2007 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born near Napoleon on May 24, 1933 the son of George and Pearl Drescher Young. He was married to Marita Brancamp on June 20, 1959 and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter Robin Renee Miller and her husband Kevin of Greensburg; one grandson Blake Norman Miller; three brothers, Sylvester Young and Lester Young both of Napoleon and Delbert Young of New Mexico; one sister Ida Grow of Napoleon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Alvin, Earl, Roy, Harry, and Walter Young, and his sisters Sadie Schmidt, Esther Barnard, and Alice Bultman. Mr. Young was an Army veteran of the Korea War where he served in the 53rd Infantry. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and was qualified as a sharpshooter. He was a farmer and was employed with Comer Buildings. Mr. Young had formerly served as a Pee Wee baseball coach at Jac-Cen-Del, was a former member of the Ripley County Fair Board, and was currently superintendent of the swine barn at the Ripley County fairgrounds. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 13th at 11am at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Gary Groth 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 from 10am until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to a scholarship in Mr. Youngís name in care of the funeral home.

 

Chester S. Henderson, 87, of Versailles passed away Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born on July 13, 1920 the son of Scott and Goldia Smith Henderson. Mr. Henderson was born on the farm that had been in his family since 1833 and spent his entire life there. He was married to Genelle Stevens on April 12, 1942 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Rosalie Hooton and her husband Rev. Rand Hooton of Burney and Shirley Pavey and her husband Tom of Versailles; 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Geneva Henderson, and his granddaughter Nadine Wiley. Mr. Henderson was a 1938 graduate of Versailles High School. He was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, Versailles Lions Club, and the Ripley County Historical Society. He was a former director for the Ripley County Farm Bureau and was also a former youth leader at the Washington Baptist Church in Elrod. He also formerly served as an ambassador with ďPeople to PeopleĒ which included farm tours in New Zealand, Australia, and England. He was named Ripley County SWCD Master Farmer of the year in 1996. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12, 2007 at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Harold Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Sunday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Southeastern Indiana Baptist Youth Camp or Habitat for Humanity in care of the funeral home.

 

Betty R. Bode, 73, of Milan passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 at her home. She was born at Friendship on April 6, 1934 the daughter of Hunter and Lois Ward Taul. Survivors include three sons, Bill Bode and his wife Lauren of Bayville, New Jersey, Jim Bode and his wife Aimee of Milan, and Bob Bode and his wife Kristina of Holton; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one sister Mary Edith Bullock of Ocala, Florida; two brothers, Jesse Taul of Versailles, and Jim Taul and his wife Sharon of Versailles. Mrs. Bode was a 1952 graduate of Versailles High School. She was retired from Krogers where she worked as a secretary in the payroll department. She had also worked in the Hardy Insurance Agency at Versailles for the past ten years. She was member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church and participated in league bowling at Pollards Bowl in Versailles for several years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 31st at 11am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with her nephew Pastor Dan Bullock and Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery. 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. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Akers Friendship Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Corinne S. Barricklow, 85, of Osgood passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at her residence. She was born at Dabney on December 21, 1921 the daughter of Ralph and Audra Vanosdol Stevens. She was married to George Barricklow on January 6, 1944 and he preceded her in death on January 26, 1968. Survivors include two sons, Barry W. Barricklow  of Lewisville, Texas and Robin S. Barricklow of Austin, Texas;  grandchildren Patrick W. Barricklow of South Bend and Brian E. Barricklow of Florida; great-granddaughter Nichole Barricklow; her aunt Sally Asche of Hagerstown.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Carl and Wayne Stevens, and her half-sisters Pauline, Wenonah, Beverly, Laverne, and Frances. Mrs. Barricklow was a 1939 graduate of Holton High School and received her  BA degree from Franklin College in 1943. She received her MS degree from Indiana University in 1965. She taught school in Ripley County for 34 years in the Osgood, Napoleon, Holton, Cross Plains, Versailles, and South Ripley school districts. She was a 71year member of the Dabney Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and worked in the ABWM and was also a past president of the Sand Creek Association ABWM. Mrs. Barricklow was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Versailles Eastern Star and a former member of the Ripley County Harmonettes. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20th at 11am at the Dabney Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery at Aurora. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from10am until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana in care of the funeral home.

 

Edgar L. Baugh, 73, of Holton passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Mintonville, Kentucky on September 11, 1934 the son of John and Gertie Ashby Baugh. He was married to Betty Sue Curran on October 28, 1957 and she preceded him in death on January 16, 2004. Survivors include two sons, Mike Baugh and his wife Pam of Scipio and Joey Baugh and his wife Shella of Seymour; grandchildren Alysa and Brycen Baugh; two sisters, Pauline Cole of Holton and Bonnie Larabee of Cincinnati. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Roy, Fred, and Cecil Baugh. Mr. Baugh was a 1952 graduate of Holton High School. He was employed with Cummins Engine at Columbus for 36 years retiring in 1997. He was also an Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 15th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Holton Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

 

Lawrence H. Granger, 88, of Osgood passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the home of his daughter near Deputy. He was born at Enochsburg Falls, Vermont on July 6, 1919 the son of Alfred and Aldea Pollender Granger. He was married to Matilda Corson on December 27, 1947 and she preceded him in death on May 23, 2004. Survivors include one daughter Kathy Hansen and her husband Kevin of Deputy; four sons, Dennis Granger and his wife Lisa of Huntsville, Texas, Kenneth and Janet Granger of Greenwood, Rick and Kathy Granger of Jacksonville, Florida, and Jack Granger of Milan; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; his niece Jo Anne Hoover of Gilbert, South Carolina and nephew Ron Fell of Lexington, South Carolina.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers Louis and George Granger, and his sister Loretta Fell. Mr. Granger was an Army veteran of  WWII  where served in Normandy and Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood and was a former Maintenance Supervisor for Crown Zellerbach in Greensburg. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Visitation will be from 9am until time of services.  Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Osgood American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Inez Repasy, 78, of Osgood passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Ned, Kentucky on August 13, 1929 the daughter of Malcolm H. and Nancy Combs Turner. She was married to John J. Repasy on December 5, 1961 and he preceded her in death on September 10, 1997. Survivors include one daughter Tonya Benham and her husband Kenny of Osgood; step-son John R. Repasy of Cincinnati; grandchildren Jonathan and Hannah Benham also of  Osgood; one brother Harold Turner of Indianapolis; two sisters, Joyce Croley of Cincinnati and Olleta Angel of Florida. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Paul Turner, and her sisters Faye Gibson and Audrey Reed. Mrs. Repasy was a former resident of Cincinnati. She had previously worked at the Palm Beach Clothing Co. in Newport, Kentucky and was also a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 4th at 3pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Garland Rudd of the Cedar Creek Community Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Juanita F. Bell, 80, of Versailles, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Indianapolis on January 23, 1927 the daughter of Carl and Halcie Hutchison Bell. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Lyndal. Ms. Bell was a switchboard operator with Aetna Life in Indianapolis for 45 years. She was a member of the Shelby Christian Church and the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 4th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with minister Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or the Cancer Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Alice F. Bultman, 89, of Napoleon passed away Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Napoleon on June 12, 1918 the daughter of George and Pearl Drescher Young. She was married to Cecil Bultman, Sr. on December 30, 1935 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Cecil Bultman, Jr. and his wife Mary of Napoleon, and Denzil Bultman of Madison; one daughter DeVota Dean of Osgood; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Sylvester Young, Norman Young, and Lester Young all of Napoleon, and Delbert Young of New Mexico; one sister Ida Grow of Napoleon. She was preceded in death by her son Donald Charles Bultman, grandson Karl Bultman, her parents, brothers Alvin, Earl, Roy, Harry, and Walter Young, and her sisters Sadie Schmidt and Esther Barnard. Mrs. Bultman was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon where she was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was a former employee of the Dunbar and Bultman Dairy in Osgood where she worked as a cook and was also a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 3rd at 11am at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Gary Groth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and on Wednesday from 10am until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Johnís Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Agatha Carroll, 93, of Indianapolis passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in the Hopewell community near Holton on January 3, 1914 the daughter of Clarison and Mabel Bowers Carroll. Survivors include one sister Mary Elizabeth Self of Indianapolis; one brother Robert Burtch of Indianapolis; niece Linda Williams of Springfield, Ohio; nephews Allen Smith of Farmington, Michigan, and Noel Burtch of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother Lula Burtch Carroll, her brother Virgil Carroll, and her sister Lois Smith. Ms. Carroll worked as a private housekeeper in Cincinnati for 51 years. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 26th at 1pm at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12pm until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home at Versailles.

 

Eleanor Hyatt, 100, of Rexville passed away Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born near Rexville on January 4, 1907 the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Nellie) Nelson Maxwell. She was married to Kelsie Hyatt on March 4, 1939 and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1977. Survivors include one son Roger Hyatt and his wife Betty of Columbus, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers John, Joe, George, Charles, and Harry Maxwell, and her sisters Mari Jo Green and Ruth Maxwell. In her lifetime Mrs. Hyatt witnessed both World Wars, the Great Depression, and man walking on the moon. She  was a 1925 graduate of Versailles High School and among her friends surviving her is her high school classmate  Mrs. Elva Little of Versailles. Due to road and travel conditions of the day, she would spend the week at Versailles in school and return home to Rexville on the weekends.  Mrs. Hyatt attended Hanover College, Indiana State University and Miami University. She taught school for 37 years in Ripley and Franklin Counties. Schools she taught at included Spades, Bates, Benham, Friendship, Cross Plains, Milan, and Jac-Cen-Del. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, Ripley County Farm Bureau, Ripley County Historical Society, and the Ripley County Retired Teachers. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 24th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mark Walker of the Versailles Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Eleanor Hyatt Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Donald Shafer, Jr., 65, of the Flat Rock community near Osgood, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Waynesboro, Pennsylvania on August 16, 1942 the son of Donald, Sr. and Gladys Kime Shafer. He was married to Shirley Pearson on December 29, 1998 and she survives. Other survivors include three brothers, Kenneth Shafer of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, Jim Shafer of Middletown, PA., and Raymond Shafer of Harrisburg, PA.; four sisters, Gladys Tester of New Cumberland, PA., Doris Books and Vivian King both of Middletown, PA., and Debbie Fry of Steelton, PA. Mr. Shafer was a Navy Veteran and an over the road truck driver for NAPA for 18 years. Graveside services will be held Friday, September 21st at 2pm at the Flat Rock Cemetery with Malvin McCullough of the Flat Rock Baptist Church officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangemen

 

Emily A. Davis, 66, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Fairview in Switzerland County on May 20, 1941 the daughter of Carl H. and Edith Werner Smith. Survivors include one son Rocky Brandon and his wife Debbie of Madison; two daughters, Kimberly Goodpaster of Versailles and Jaime Laufer and her husband Jamie of Deputy; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Land of Greensburg and Darlene Heeke of Aurora. Ms. Davis was a 1959 graduate of Dillsboro High School and a 33 year employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg. She was also a member of the Madison American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21st at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Kings Daughters Hospital in care of the funeral home. 

 

James W. Henson, 63, of Cross Plains passed away Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born in Seymour on April 29th, 1944 the son of James L. and Alma Lavonne Hatton Henson. He was married to Karla Smallwood on August 24th, 1971 and she survives. Other survivors include one son, J.W. Henson of Cross Plains, and one daughter, Sherry Yocum of Cross Plains and two grandchildren, Cody Hauer and Elisha Henson; three brothers, Gary of Dryridge, KY, Terry of Brownstown, and Bill of Bedford, three sisters, Janice Crities of Ellettsville, Frances Webster of Bedford, Vivian Christopher of Brownstown. His parents, and three brothers preceded him in death. Mr. Henson and his wife retired being an owner/operator of an Amoco Service Station in Brownstown, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given to the donorís choice in care of the funeral home.

 

Charles J. Tunny, 81, of Napoleon passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007 at his residence. He was born near Napoleon on March 30, 1926 the son of Thomas and Amelia Schmidt Tunny. He was married to Connie Payne on August 18, 1948 and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Greg Tunny and his wife Vickie of Osgood, Kim Tunny and his wife Kelly of Versailles, and John R. Tunny and his wife Marina of Batesville; one daughter Sondra Jo Dutka and her husband Steve of Columbus; 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Nicholas who was killed in Vietnam while serving in the military, brothers Edward, Jim, and Thomas Tunny; sisters Elizabeth Herbert, Kate Wagner, Eva Simon, Anna Mae Young, and Luella Locke. Mr. Tunny was a Navy veteran of WWII where he received the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the American Area Campaign Medal. He had also served as a pilot with the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood and was a pipe fitter and plumber with Indianapolis Local 440. Mr. Tunny also farmed and had previously taught welding at the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 3rd at 10am at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Shawn Whittington officiating. Burial will be in the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Napoleon. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 6:30pm. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

John W. Fullmer, Sr., 74, of Osgood passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born near Osgood on November 9, 1932 the son of Clarence and Theresa Rose Fullmer. He was married to Sonja Sue Stille on February 25, 1959 and she preceded him in death on February 11, 1987. Survivors include one son, John W. Fullmer, Jr. of Osgood; four daughters, Brenda Groves and Annettea Kay Fullmer both of Osgood, Deborah Brewer of Holton, and Rebecca Hammond and her husband Dennis of Scipio; 10grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one brother Jacob Fullmer of Osgood; three sisters, Betty Biddle of Vevay, Mary Rheinfrank of Osgood, and Ada Louise Deaton of Hamilton, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Clarence. Mr. Fullmer was a former employee of Schneiderís Scrap Metal and Thayerís Hatchery both in Osgood. He was a member of the IBEW. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Buck of the Osgood Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cancer Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Nancy Michael, 63, of Batesville, formerly of Versailles passed away Monday, August 20, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Evansville on January 7, 1944 the daughter of William Harlan and Eva June Hammon Michael. Survivors include one sister, Virginia Holmgren of Lake Placid, Florida; three brothers, William Michael of Modesto, California, John Michael of San Marino, California, and Dr. Fred Michael of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Tom Michael. Ms. Michael was a published poet. She had worked for the Sherman House, McDonalds, and Wendys, all in Batesville. She attended the New Hope Day Program at Batesville.  Funeral services will be held Friday, August 24th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery

 

Ruth Ann Kamman Swinney, 77, of Osgood passed away Sunday, August 19, 2007 at her home. She was born near New Marion on October 16, 1929 the daughter of Walter and Leah Heitmeyer Kamman. She was married to Edgar Lee Swinney on November 6, 1949 and he survives. Other survivors include one son David Swinney and his wife Melinda of Osgood; one daughter Lisa Ebinger and her husband David of Holton; grandchildren Matthew Swinney and his wife Bridget, Samantha Swinney, and Rebecca Swinney all of Osgood, and Joshua Ebinger of Holton; great-grandchildren Austin, Jeremy, and Alexis Ebinger of Holton; one brother Walter Kamman, Jr. and his wife Sarita of Holton; one sister Mary Thayer of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Jeremy Ebinger, her brother John Kamman, and sister Caroline Kamman and her brother-in-law Wade Thayer. Mrs. Swinney was a 1947 graduate of New Marion High School and the Indianapolis School of Business. She had formerly worked in the Anderson Schools and for Allison. She was also a homemaker and farmed with her husband. She was baptized at the New Marion Baptist Church in 1945 and was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. She served as President of the Hopewell Missionary Society and was the Secretary/Treasurer of the Hopewell Cemetery Association. She was also a member of the Delta Rho Chapter of Tri-Kappa and the New Marion Alumni Association where she contributed to and wrote for the New Marion Memories Book. Mrs. Swinney chaired a local committee to erect a statue in the Versailles State Park commemorating the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. She loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved the country, the farm and being a unique and wonderful servant of Jesus Christ. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 22nd at 2pm at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 9pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 1 to 2pm Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Cemetery or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Agnes Smith, 88, of Osgood passed away Sunday, August 19, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born in Cincinnati on October 23, 1918 the daughter of Fred and Agnes Niederhauser. She was married to Grant Smith and later to Reginald Adamcezenski who preceded her in death in 1996. Survivors include three sons, Robert Smith, William G. Smith and his wife Shelley all of Friendship, and Douglas Smith and his wife Shelena of Flippin, Arkansas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be given to the Activity Fund of the Manderley Health Care Center in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Jesse E. Phillippe, 81, of Versailles passed away Thursday, August 16,2007 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He was born at Liberty, Kentucky on June 17, 1926 the son of  Jake and Nina Mae Owens Phillippe. He was married to Virginia Durham on April 15, 1948 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Jay Phillippe and his wife Leeanna of Versailles; one daughter Rita Speigelhalder and her husband George of Crothersville; grandchildren Megan and AJ Phillippe and Jessica Speigelhalder; one brother JR Phillippe of Clay City, Kentucky; four sisters, Gladys Emerson and Beulah Williams both of Liberty, Kentucky, Orpha Godbey of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Norma Jean Ashley of Eubank, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Janis Phillippe, and his sister Anna Bess Mandel. Mr. Phillippe was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Shelby Christian Church, Versailles American Legion, and the Versailles Masonic Lodge. He was bus driver for the South Ripley schools and owned and operated the Phillippe Oil Company both for 30 years and was a feed sales representative for Ag Land for 28 years. Funeral services will begin Sunday August 19th at 3pm with Masonic Services by the Versailles Masonic Lodge followed by services officiated by Rev. Mark Walker of the Versailles Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be at 12pm Sunday until time of services. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association or the Shelby Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

 

David R. Chandler, 66, of Cross Plains passed away Sunday, August 12, 2007 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He was born at London, Kentucky on April 14, 1941 the son of Raymond and Nancy Proffit Chandler. He was married to Paulette Samples on May 9, 1965 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Eddie Chandler of Cross Plains and David Chandler of Hamilton, Ohio; six grandchildren including Russell Chandler of Hamilton with whom he spent many special and happy moments; two brothers, Marvin Chandler of Hamilton and Johnny Chandler of Corbin, Kentucky; one sister Enola Pearl of California; also a special cousin Raymond Wyatt and his wife Barb of Cross Plains, along with several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Jeffrey Paul Chandler who passed away on June 15, 1996. Mr. Chandler attended the Hamilton Public Schools and served two terms in the Army, being honorably discharged in 1965. He retired from Fisher Body in Hamilton in 1992 and moved to his retirement home near Cross Plains in 1993 where he enjoyed his time hunting and fishing. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 16th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery at Dewberry. Visitation will be Thursday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Burn Institute in care of the funeral home.

 

Ralph W. Ferguson, 75, of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, formerly of Versailles, passed away Sunday, August 12th 2007 at the Highland Springs Nursing Home in Ft. Thomas. He was born at Versailles, Indiana on August 1, 1932 the son of Charles and Clara Beesley Ferguson. He was married to Betty Gatliff on December 23, 1951 and she preceded him in death on September 17, 2001. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Ferguson of Independence, Kentucky, and Todd Ferguson of Cincinnati; one daughter Tammy Aguliar of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren Heather, Lauren, Christina, and Emily. Mr. Ferguson was a 1950 graduate of Versailles High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles and the Versailles American Legion. He had bred, raised, and shown quarter horses and was a former US National Champion. He had also, along with his parents and wife, owned and operated Fergusonís Country Store on the Court House Square in Versailles, which was in business from 1927 until 1982. Mr. Ferguson and his wife had also operated Front Door Antiques in Versailles for several years. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 16th at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Jerry Zehr of the Florence Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Thursday from 1pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of  the funeral home.

 

Thelma Jackson, 104, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born in Cincinnati on January 30, 1903 the daughter of James and Jennie Doran. She was married to Wilkie Jackson and he preceded her in death on January 24, 1983. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Hayes of Germantown, Ohio; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two sisters, and her son-in-law Hollie. Mrs. Jackson was an 84 year member of the Versailles Baptist Church where she participated in the choir well into her 90ís. In her younger days she participated in an accordion group with a group of ladies. She was a homemaker and  a member of the Versailles Chapter of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14th at 2pm at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Manderley Health Care Center in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Phyliss J. Hafft, 70, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born in the Tanglewood community near Versailles on September 28, 1936 the daughter of  J.Clifford and Garnet Alley Horton. She was married to Gene Hafft on April 23, 1963 and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Jeff Hafft and his wife Karen of Versailles; two daughters, Jackie McNeelan and her husband Martin of Whiteland, and Jennifer Alley and her husband Woodrow of Oaklandon; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vincent Horton of Versailles and Ray Horton and his wife Phyllis Kay of Arcadia, Florida; one sister Wilma Clark of Jeffersonville. Mrs. Hafft was a1954 graduate of Versailles High School. She served as Treasurer of the South Ripley School Corporation for 23 years retiring in 1995 and was also a homemaker. She also served as a volunteer for the South Ripley Elementary Library. Mrs. Hafft was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and a member and past president of the Ripley County Unit of the American Cancer Society. She was the Ripley County volunteer for the American Cancer Societyís ďReach to RecoveryĒ program and also had held this position on the state level as well as serving on several state committees. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11th at 2pm at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Burcham and Rev. Mark Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 1pm Saturday to time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Baptist Church Music Fund, the Ripley County Cancer Society, or the South Ripley Elementary School Library in care of the funeral home.

 

Paul Lee Bay, 76, of Versailles, formerly of Ohio County, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2007 at his residence. He was born at Newport, Kentucky on January 1, 1931 the son of Elzey and Anna Jones Bay. He was married to Edna Bright who preceded him in death and then was married to Joyce Hampton Klusman on March 3, 2006 and she survives. Other survivors include one step-son Mark Klusman and his wife Ann of Versailles and one step-grandson Dominick Klusman. Mr. Bay was a veteran of the Air Force and was a retired press operator at Formica in Cincinnati. He was a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church and the Mason, Ohio Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 8th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dewayne Slusher officiating. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Memorial Cemetery in Cincinnati. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

 

Virgil Demaree, 72,of Rexville passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at his home. He was born near Rexville on July 15, 1935 the son of Elmer and Myrtle Boswell Demaree. He was married to Reta Steele on January 15, 1954 and she preceded him in death on October 25, 2005. Survivors include two sons, Carl Demaree and his wife Sandy of Madison and Robin Demaree and his wife Missy of Canaan; one daughter Evie Sanders and her husband Mike of Versailles; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers Neill Demaree and Jesse Demaree both of Mason, Georgia; two sisters, Lillian Beryl Hartman of Dunellen, Florida and Mildred Jackson of Madison . Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Lester, Charles, and Raymond Demaree, and his sisters Florence Laswell, Gladys Cook, and Evelyn Demaree. Mr. Demaree was a journeyman lineman with IBEW for 48 years retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ and attended the Concord Wesleyan Church. He was also a member of the Canaan Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, and the Southeast Indiana Shrine Club. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 31st at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm with Masonic services at 7:30. Memorials may be given to the Concord Wesleyan Church or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Woodrow Vanosdol, 94, of Holton passed away Saturday, July 21, 2007 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born near Dabney on October 4, 1912 the son of Charles and Elnora Ensminger Vanosdol. He was married to Margaret Miller on July 4, 1975 and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2007. Survivors include two sons, John Vanosdol and his wife Pal of Knitghtstown and Wayne Vanosdol and his wife Cindy of Holton; two daughters, Linda Bustle and her husband Jack of Holton and Brenda Sizemore of Osgood; three step-sons, Robert Dobbs and his wife Rita of Pulaski, Tennessee, Joe Dobbs of Batesville, and Roy Dobbs and his wife Kathy of New Marion;  one step-daughter Mary Nealis and her husband Don of Holton;  12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, and 8 step-great-grandchildren; one sister Sally Asche of Hagerstown. He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers John, Jim, Ira, and Emil Vanosdol, and his sisters Elizabeth Vanosdol, Audra Palmer, and Agnes Griffin. Mr. Vansosdol attended the Dabney School and was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.  He was formerly employed with Conn Organ and the Indiana State Highway Department. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 25th at 11:00am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Bob McCreary of the Holton Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Cemetery or the Activities Fund of the Manderley Health Care Center.

 

Clara Williams, 69, of Holton passed away Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 at her residence. She was born in Estill County, Kentucky on August 9th, 1937 the daughter of Beverly and Amanda Sparks Horn. She was married to Milford Williams on April 21st, 1957 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Roy Glenn of Hawaii, and Gregory of Holton, one daughter, Cathy Jo Sizemore of Osgood,  six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, mother-in-law, Martha Williams of Holton, six brothers, James of Madison, Robert of Kent, Wayne of Osgood, Ron of Versailles, Keith Horn of Indianapolis, and Kenneth Bruce of Madison; three sisters, Wanda Dinsmore of Partridge, Kentucky, Alma Landry of Madison, and Anna Perkinson of Vernon. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Kevin. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21st, at 1100am at the Cedar Creek Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery at Holton. Visitation will be Friday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10:00am until time of services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Church or Kingís Daughterís Hospice in care of the funeral home.

 

Paul ďP.R.Ē Buchanan, 70, of Versailles passed away Friday, July 13, 2007 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born in Madison on January 28, 1937 the son of Raymond and Helen Buchanan. He was married to Tina Jones and she survives, other survivors include four sons, Jeff and his wife Tracy of Madison, Tony, Casey and Cody, all of Versailles, two daughters; Andrea Richter and her husband Phil of Versailles, Carly, of Versailles, One brother, Jim and one sister Mary Davidson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charles Atlas, one grandson, Brandon and two brothers. Mr. Buchanan enlisted in the United States Marine Corp one week before he would have graduated high school. He served in the Marine Corps from 1956 and discharged as a corporal in 1959. He was a proud member of the Versailles American Legion Post #173 and a member of the St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood. He retired from the Interstate Brand s Corporation (Butternut Bread) after thirty years of employment with them. Memorial services will be held at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 at 11:00am with full military honors being conducted by the Versailles American Legion Post #173. Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.

 

Ruth Beach, 75, of Holton passed away Friday, July 06, 2007 at her home. She was born near Holton on December 12, 1931 the daughter of Perry and Zelpha Renfro Naylor. She was married to George Beach on April 5, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 17, 2002. She is survived by her mother Mrs. Zelpha Naylor of Holton; one son Danny Beach and his wife Alice, one daughter Brenda Beach all of Holton; one brother, Elmer Naylor and his wife Betty of Holton; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   Mrs. Beach was a 1950 graduate of Holton High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Versailles Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 9th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery or the Versailles Wesleyan Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Kathleen Hines, 78, of Versailles passed away Monday, June 25, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Hazard, Kentucky on July 14, 1928 the daughter of Henry and Millie Stacy. She was married to Edward Hines on December 2, 1969 and he survives. Other survivors include five sons, Corbin Eversole and his wife Ernestine of Oxford, Michigan, Roger and Valerie Eversole of Clarkston, Michigan, Kenneth and Crystal Eversole of Canton, Michigan, Michael and Cindy Eversole of Highland, Michigan, and Jesse Eversole of Versailles; two daughters, Mary Lueck of White Lake, Michigan, and Kathy Eversole-Butcher and her husband Dan of Celebration, Florida; step-sons Edward Hines III of Munising, Michigan and Larry Hines of Texas; step-daughter Cathy Hines of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Helen Eversole, sons William and Ernest Ray Eversole, and step-daughter Laura Hines. Mrs. Hines was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Minister Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 11am until time of services.

 

Kenneth E. Holman, 86, of Versailles passed away Saturday, June 23, 2007 at St. Andrewís Health Campus in Batesville. He was born near Correct on October 9, 1920 the son of Grey and Florence Ross Holman. He was married to Nadah Meadows on February 14, 1942 and she preceded him in death on October 3, 2005. Survivors include two daughters, Diane Meisberger and her husband John of New Marion, and Ellen Baugh and her husband Lester of Seymour; one grandson, Jason Meisberger and his wife Becky of Greenwood; three granddaughters, Kara Patrick and Derek of Seymour, Kristen Baugh of Bloomington, and Stacy Holdsworth and Brian of Zionsville; three great-grandchildren. Mr. Holman was a 1939 graduate of Cross Plains High School and a member of the Shelby Christian Church. He was a retired farmer and former employee of Hunterís Hardware in Versailles. Visitation will be Monday, June 25th from 6pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Minister Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Howard McKittrick, 78, of Versailles passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. He was born near Milan on November 26, 1928 the son of James and Helen Parsons McKittrick. He was married to Phyllis Voris on November 25, 1972 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Michael McKittrick of Tobaccoville, North Carolina, and Mark McKittrick of Milan; four daughters, Sharon Huck of Indianapolis, Myrna Dunaway of Greensburg, Brenda Moore of Elrod, and Jeanette Miller of Cold Spring, Kentucky; one step-daughter Renauda Lynn Schmaltz of Osgood; several grandchildren and  great-grandchildren;  brothers James McKittrick of  Aurora,  John McKittrick and David McKittrick both of Milan,  sisters Betty Cook of Texas and Rita Pulley of  Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert McKittrick. Mr. McKittrick was a self employed contractor and along with his wife operated the Milan Auction Barn for 12 years. He was a 1947 graduate of Milan High School and a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Masonic Lodge in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Sherrill K. Borders, 67, of Benham passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007 at his home. He was born near Cross Plains on August 3, 1939 the son of Willard and Loretta Pelsor Borders. He was married to Shirley Roth on March 21, 1960 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, David Borders and his wife Mary Ann of Versailles and Brian Borders of Madison; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Darren and Steven, his brother Larry Borders, and his sisters Gayla Kieffer and Joy Brady. Mr. Borders was self-employed in construction and had been employed with Canaan Water Utilities. He was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ and was an avid coon hunter. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 19th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.

 

Ryan Alan Stevenson, 30, of Indianapolis passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Fresno, California on October 13, 1976 the son of Chuck and Barbara Stratton Stevenson. Survivors include his parents of Indianapolis; brothers Craig Stevenson and Michael Stevenson; sister Michele Countryman and her husband Mark; nieces Ruby Countryman, Eleanor Countryman, and Lauren Stevenson, and nephew Wesley Countryman all of Indianapolis; paternal grandmother Martha Stevenson of Half Moon Valley, California; maternal step-grandmother Carol Stratton of Holton. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Chuck Stevenson, Sr., and his maternal grandparents Leslie and Ruby Stratton. Mr. Stevenson was a 1995 graduate of Lawrence Central High School and was currently working on a nursing degree at IUPUI. He was employed with Moe and Johnnys in Broad Ripple. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Charles Cole officiating. Visitation will be from 11am until time of services. There will also be visitation Friday from 5pm to 8pm at Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W. 10th St in Indianapolis. Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.) at Sanibel Island, Florida in care of the funeral home.

 

Jennings W. Draut, 88, of Versailles, formerly of Milan passed away Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 at the Ripley Crossing Nursing Home in Milan. He was born at Manchester, Indiana on September 9th, 1918 the son of Frank W. and Lula Harves Draut. He was married to Truly Schmidt on June 9th, 1945 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Omar and Howard, sisters; Leona Bohmer and Mildred Montogomery. Mr. Draut was a former owner of the Jennings Station and Lunch Room in Penntown, Farmer and a truck Driver for Versailles Dunbrik. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean, Indiana. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16th, 2007 at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Rev. Marcus Felde, Officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00am until the time of service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the St. Peterís Lutheran Cemetery. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at skfuneralhome.com.  Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

 


Thomas J. Shade, 76, of Versailles passed away Monday, June 11, 2007, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville after a lengthy illness. The son of Rudolph and Annemarie (Huneke) Shade, Tom was born on April 21, 1931, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He married Lila Lostutter Halcomb on October 22, 1955, and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter Jackie and her husband Lee Benham of Scottsburg and one son Steve and his wife Donna (Shook) of Trinity, North Carolina; two grandsons, Adam and William Shade, and one granddaughter Elizabeth (Benham) Warren and husband Iven of New Albany. Also, he is survived by two sisters, Irene Squires of Rye, NH, and Emily Voss of Milan; one brother William (Bill) Shade of Gettysburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dick Shade, his sister Marie Baker and her husband Daren Baker, and his brother-in-law Henry (Hank) Voss. A graduate of Versailles High School in the Class of 1949, Tom served in the United States Army from August 1949 until January 1952, spending 16 months and participating in six battle campaigns in Korea. Following his service to his country, Tom began a 27­year career in Civil Service that took him to various locations in several states. Although much of his time was spent at the Jefferson Proving Ground, Tom also had a contract management position with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After his retirement from government work in 1976, Tom began traveling for a foundry company, selling supplies in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and West Virginia. He retired for the final time on December 3 I, 1990. For many years Tom and Lila spent their winters in Leesburg, Florida, where among other activities Tom enjoyed singing in a barbershop chorus. He continued that activity in this area by becoming a member of the Tri-County Harmonizers until his health deteriorated several months ago. When his Versailles High School class celebrated their 50tb anniversary in 1999, Tom wrote in the memory book: "Over the years we have traveled from Maine to California and have never found any other place we'd rather be than Versailles. My life has been my family and my work." For 36 years, Tom and his family lived behind Tyson Gym in a large home located on 18 acres. In November 2002 they moved to their present home at 501 Clearview Lane in Versailles. A member of the Versailles Baptist Church, Tom participated in the adult choir and was an ordained deacon. He also belonged to the American Legion and was a 27-year member of the Versailles Lions Club. Visitation will be at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles on Thursday, June 14, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Versailles Baptist Church on Friday, June 15, at 11 :00 a.m. Memorials may be given to the Versail1es Baptist Church or the donor's choice.

 

Roger D. Sizemore, 42, of Versailles passed away Friday, June 08, 2007 at his home. He was born at Lawrenceburg on October 29, 1964 the son of Woodie and June Cozad Sizemore. Survivors include one son, Roger Sizemore, Jr. of Madison, parents Woodie and June Sizemore of Versailles; one brother Woodie Sizemore, Jr. (Chip) of Versailles; two sisters, Debbie Thompson of St. Cloud, Florida and Tammy Gross of Versailles. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 12th 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 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Virginia (Pat) Busching, 76, of Versailles, formerly of Milan, passed away Friday, June 8, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born near Deleware on July 13, 1930 the daughter of Arval (Pat) and Hazel Schornick Molen. She was married to Alvin Busching on August 15, 1953 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Tim Busching and his wife Christie of Madison, and Mark Busching of Versailles; two grandsons, Michael Busching of Daytona Beach and Brian Busching of Bloomington; one brother Ronald Molen and his wife Reatha of Clayton; one sister Ruth Ann Ruggles and her husband Ralph of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Phillip Molen. Mrs. Busching was a 1948 graduate of Moores Hill High School and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Stumpkes Corner. She was also a former member of the Milan Lions Club, the Moores Hill Chapter of the Eastern Star, and was past president of the Ripley County Republican Womens Club. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Milan Feed and Grain and for Krick Electric in Milan. She had served as First Deputy in the Ripley County Treasurerís office and was elected to and served as Ripley County Auditor from 1986 to 1994. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 11th at 10:30am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Stumpkes Corner near Milan with Pastor Richard Mackey officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Sunday from 2pm to 6pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services at the church Monday. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Cliff Hill Cemetery, or the Heart Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Alice McMinds, 84, of Holton passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born near Osgood on January 23, 1923 the daughter of  Gilmore and Louanna Willis Kelley. She was married to Lee McMinds on April 2, 1942 and he survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Connie Kelley of Napoleon and Betty Randolph and her husband Skip of Indianapolis; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her daughter Barbara Meyer. Mrs. McMinds was a 1941 graduate of Osgood High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Osgood Christian Church and was a former 4-H leader at Holton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30am until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Frederick R. Meier, 83, of Cross Plains passed away Sunday, May 27, 2007 at the Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida. He was born at Milton, Kentucky on October 24, 1923 the son of William and Edith Smith Meier. He was married to Glendora Burman on November 27, 1971 and she survives. Other survivors include one step-son Rick Thomas and his wife Kathy of Windermere, Florida; one step-daughter Sandra Zaccagnini and her husband Phil of Orlando, Florida; 8 grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Smith of Cross Plains and Jeannette Oatman of Hillsborough, California. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Hildegard Herring and Wilma Meyer. Mr. Meier was a 1942 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He was an Army veteran of WWII where he served as a tank driver with the Third Armored Division in the European Theater. He was a farmer, had formerly driven a school bus for the Cross Plains Schools, and served as a mail carrier for 23 years for the Cross Plains post office. Mr. Meier was a member of the Zion New Life Lutheran Church in Gotha, Florida and a former member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry. He also belonged to the Brown Township American Legion and the Florida Chapter of the Third Armored Division. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2nd at 10:30am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Paul Foust of the Zion New Life Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Zion New Life Lutheran Church or St. Paulís Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Vivian Vanosdol, 77, of Benham passed away Monday, May 28, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born near Hickís Ridge in southern Ripley County on November 30, 1929 the daughter of Roy and Mildred Jarvis Darringer. She was married to Raymond Vanosdol on March 26, 1949 and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1995. Survivors include two sons, Leroy Vanosdol and his wife Mary and Leland Vanosdol and his wife Jeannette all of Benham; one daughter Donna Wagner and her husband Kenneth of Osgood; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother Donald Darringer of Plainfield. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Harvey, her sister Rosemary, and her great-grandson Keith Weise. Mrs. Vanosdol was a 1947 graduate of Cross Plains High School and was a member of the Shelby Christian Church. She was a homemaker and had been employed with Berkel Scales in Versailles and also with the Versailles Senior Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31st at 1pm at the Shelby Christian Church with minister Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 12pm until time of services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Sharon A. Klusman, 53, of Seymour passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was born at Milan on March 19, 1954 the daughter of Earl and Ima Jean Park Cox. She was married to Nick Klusman on March 29, 1980 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Nicholas A. Klusman and Christopher Klusman both of Seymour; her mother Mrs. Ima Jean Cox of Osgood; one brother Anthony Cox of Osgood; three sisters, Cheryl White and Carolyn Rudolph both of Versailles and Pam Johnson of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her father. Mrs. Klusman was a 1972 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbus and had worked as an LPN for 31 years at Columbus Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 27th at 2:30pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. William H. Griffith officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Emma Hoff, 91, of the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Mercy Hospital in Monroe, Michigan. She was born at Rockwood, Michigan on May 6, 1916 the daughter of George and Mary Tabro. She is survived by her sister Rose Rothermal of Wyandotte, Michigan. Mrs. Hoff was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30pm at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood with Father Rob Hankee officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 2pm until time of services. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ruth A. Mathis, 75, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Manchester, Kentucky on February 2, 1932 the daughter of Robert and Della Sizemore Lovins. She was married to Raleigh Mathis and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Wayne Mathis of Versailles and Troy Mathis and his wife Karol of Cross Plains; three daughters Lattie Hon and her husband Danny of Holton, Geneva ďJillĒ Carr and Paul of Versailles, and Barbara and Don Disbro of Olean; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ben Lovins, Charles Lovins, and Ferris Lovins all of Manchester, Kentucky; one sister Brenda Lovins also of Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Ernest Mathis. Mrs. Mathis was a homemaker and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26th 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 Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice

 

Pearl Cox, 77, of Holton passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at her home. She was born near Dillsboro on December 20, 1929 the daughter of Elmer and Goldie Quire Thompson. She was married to Delmar Cox on November 18, 1950 and he survives. Other survivors include one son Doug Cox and his wife Myrna of Holton; grandson Chris Cox and friend Misty Haggard of Versailles, granddaughter Kassey Cox of Holton, and great-grandson Gabriel Cox of Versailles; one brother Charles Thompson of North Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother George Thompson. Mrs. Cox was a 1947 graduate of Holton High School and attended the Indianapolis School of Business. She was the longest living member of the Holton Christian Church and also was a 59 year member of the Holton and Versailles Eastern Star Chapters. She had also served as a District Deputy in the Eastern Star.  Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25th at 11am at the Holton Christian Church with Rev. Bob McCreary officiating. Burial will be in the Holton West 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. The Versailles Eastern Star will conduct services Thursday at 8pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Holton Christian Church or the Holton West Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Rubie M. Boyd, 87, of Versailles, formerly of Elrod passed away Friday, May 18,2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born near Elrod on March 3, 1920 the daughter of Samuel and Hattie Calendar Boyd. She is survived by one sister, Rozetta Bradley of Rising Sun; sister-in-law Evelyn Boyd of Milan; nieces Mary Shockey of Versailles, Leona Middleton of Lawrenceburg, Marie Gilmore of Rising Sun, and Fern Day of Connersville. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Orvin, Raymond, Thurman, and Wesley Boyd, and her sister Edith Henschen.  Miss Boyd was a homemaker and a member of the Washington Baptist Church at Elrod. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 22nd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Bruce Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Oakdale Cemetery or the Washington Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Lee R. Tucker, 79, of Holton passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at his home. He was born in the Flat Rock community near Osgood on February 10, 1928 the son of Lester and Daisy Hull Tucker. Survivors include one brother Ray Tucker and his wife Marian of Dabney; three sisters, Bonnie Smith and husband Edwin of Salem, Ill., Hertha Jones of Holton, and Joan Krall and her husband Norris of Osgood along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Beulah Adams. Mr. Tucker was a1947 graduate of Holton High School. He was a retired jeweler having operated a jewelry business in Brownsburg and with his uncle operated Tuckerís Jewelry Store in Osgood as well as a watch repair business from his home. He had also served as a retired Rural Mail Carrier and assistant Post Master at Holton. Mr. Tucker was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church where he served many years as church treasurer. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Charles Cole of the Dabney Baptist Church officiating. Memorials may be made to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Flat Rock Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home. Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.

 

James J. Humphrey, 84, of Osgood passed away Monday, May 7, 2007 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Osgood on July 8, 1922 the son of Henry and Mercy Bilby Humphrey. He was married to Jeraldine Jahnigen on January 20, 1951 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Jamie Stratton and her husband Sam of Lafayette and Janine Stratton and her husband Mike of Holton; grandchildren Andy, Jim, Beth, Christina, and Sam Stratton; one sister Emma Lu Michel of Osgood; nieces Carole Michel of Osgood and Jenny Lou Schwipps of Milan.  Mr. Humphrey was a 1940 graduate of Osgood High School and had served with the US Coast and Geodetic Survey.  He was a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church, a 60year member of the Osgood Masonic Lodge, and the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite. He and his father had owned and operated the Humphrey Motor Company, a Chevrolet dealership in Osgood which was in business from 1922 until 1980. He had also driven a bus for the Osgood schools, was a former employee of the Versailles State Park, and former manager of the Versailles License Branch. He was also a former member of the Osgood Fire Department and the Osgood Civic Club. Mr. Humphrey had formerly served as Ripley County Building Inspector and also had served on the Ripley County Council. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 11th at 10:30am at the Osgood United Methodist Church with Rev. Maxine Vallejo- Rixman of the Osgood United Methodist Church and Rev. Charles Cole of the Dabney Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Johnís Lutheran Cemetery at Napoleon. Visitation will be Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Masonic services by the Osgood Masonic Lodge at 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Osgood United Methodist Church or the Osgood Masonic Lodge in care of the funeral home.

 

Barbara Canada, 57, of Dabney passed away Saturday, April 21, 2007 at St. Vincentís Hospital in Carmel. She was born at Madison on June 11, 1949 the daughter of Charles Raymond and Mary Belle Hawkins Turner. She was married to Larry Canada on June 29, 1985 and he survives. Other survivors include one daughter Christy Scoggins and her husband Steve of Holton, one son Donald Clark, Jr. and his wife Rhonda of Holton; step-sons Randy Canada and his wife Brenda of Mt. Vernon, Bill Canada and Jennifer of Princeton, North Carolina, Jerry and Carrie Canada of Lafayette, and Tim and Gwen Canada of Madison; thirteen grandchildren, two brothers, Randy Turner and his wife Donna of Vevay, Terry Turner and Luann of Rising Sun; three sisters, Sherry Griffin of LaGrange, Kentucky, Donna Herald and her husband Doug of Burlington, Kentucky,  and Janice and James Bales of Tell City. Mrs. Canada was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church in North Vernon. She was formerly employed with US Shoe in Osgood and Madison and also with Delta Faucet in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 25th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

Margaret Vanosdol, 81, of Holton passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007 at her residence. She was born near New Marion on January 17, 1926 the daughter of Alexander and Mary Alice Stagg Miller. She was married to Woodrow Vanosdol on July 4, 1975 and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, Robert Dobbs of Pulaski, Tennessee, Joe Dobbs of Batesville, and Roy Dobbs of New Marion; one daughter Mary Nealis of Holton; four step-children, John Vanosdol of Knightstown, Wayne Vanosdol of Holton; two step-daughters, Linda Bustle of Holton and Brenda Sizemore of Osgood; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, and 9 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Charles Miller and Albert Miller, her sister Virginia Bradford, one grandchild, one great-grandchild, and two step-grandchildren. Mrs. Vanosdol was retired from Reliance Electric in Madison.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 19th 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 Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Kim Heidorn, 48, of Versailles passed away Sunday, April 8, 2007 at St. Vincentís Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born at Batesville on February 1, 1959 the son of William and Jane Franks Heidorn. He was married to Mary Wingate on April 13, 1991 and she survives. Other survivors include his father William Heidorn of Delaware; mother-in-law Frances Wingate of Holton; sons Jamie and Josh of Lawrenceburg and Kyle Heidorn of Tennessee; daughter Tiffany of Lawrenceburg; step-daughters Christie Beverly of North Carolina and Brittany Beverly of Versailles; several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 12th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Charles Cole of the Dabney Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Mildred Aldean Demaree, 92, of Dillsboro passed away Thursday, April 5, 2007 at the Waters at Dillsboro. She was born near Cross Plains on October 7, 1912 the daughter of Vaughn and Anna Kinett Hallgarth. Survivors include three daughters, Jean Sneed and her husband Louis of Dillsboro, Joyce Marshall of Frankfort, Illinois, and Wanda Fuller an her husband John of St. Clair, Missouri; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one sister Hattie Andrews of Salk City, Wisconsin; three half-brothers, Jackie Gene Hallgarth and David Hallgarth both of Lovett, Texas, and Durwin Hallgarth of Hanover. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughters Martha and Carolyn, sisters Helen Webster and Evelyn Huntington, brothers Robert, Clayton, and Lloyd Hallgarth, and half-sisters Margaret Clayton, Virginia Prickett, and Elizabeth Ann Hallgarth. Mrs. Demaree was a homemaker and was formerly employed at the Odd Fellows Home in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 7th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home

 

Bernice Palmer, 88, of Holton passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 at the South Central Indiana Hospice in Columbus. She was born near Holton on September 6, 1918 the daughter of James and Susie Bliton Beach. She was married to Lowell Palmer and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1972. Survivors include three daughters, Alma Addison of Cleves, Ohio, Leta Palmer of Holton, and Brenda Luke and her husband Dennis of Dabney; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughters Rita Allen and Glenna Land, brothers Melvin, Henry, and Wilbur Beach, and her sisters Madge Schlotman, Edna Rose, and Thelma Bostic. Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker and a member of the Dabney Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4th 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 Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until 11am Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Roy A. Richardson, 55, of Osgood passed away Monday, March 19, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Taylorsville in Spencer County, Kentucky on May 28, 1951 the son of Vernon and Rose Ann Harley Richardson. He was married to Norma (Cathy) Hammons on April 22, 1982 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Jason Allen Richardson of Rushville; one brother Bruce Richardson of Osgood, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Lloyd.  Mr. Richardson was formerly employed with the Napoleon Lumber Company. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Russell Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

Herman A. Pettit, 81, of Osgood passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007 at his home. He was born on Bear Creek near Cross Plains on January 14, 1926 the son of James and Tida Scroggins Pettit. He was married to Ruby Burnside on June 29, 1944 and she preceded him in death on August 16, 1989. He was married to Jeraldine Robertson on June 20, 1992 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Ritchie Pettit and his wife Darlene of Attica; two daughters, Jerri Thayer and her husband Doug of Osgood and Darinda Peetz of Greensburg; one step-daughter Jan Watts of Madison; two step-sons Doug Robertson and Mark Robertson both of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bud and Bill Pettit, and his sisters Edna Poling and Hazel Eades. Mr. Pettit was a 1944 graduate of Cross Plains High School and was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was employed with Seagrams in Lawrenceburg for 42 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Osgood, the Osgood American Legion, Osgood Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine, and the Ripley County 40 & 8. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 21st at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm with Masonic services by the Osgood Masonic Lodge at 7:30pm. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.

 

Martha A. Bultman, 88, of Napoleon passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at the Hickory Creek Convalescent Center in Greensburg. She was born near Napoleon on May 10, 1918 the daughter of Daniel and Ida Strobel Engel. She was married to Woodrow Bultman on September 8, 1937 and he preceded her in death on November 1, 1991. Survivors include two sons, Donald Bultman and his wife Karen of Greensburg and Terry Bultman and his wife Gwen of Bedford; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Nadine Strimple, her parents, her brothers Ralph, Roy, and Cloyd Engel, her sisters Louise Straber, Sara Grow, and Dorothy Bergman, and her great-grandson James Bultman. Mrs. Bultman was a homemaker and a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church at Napoloen where she was active in the Ladies Aid. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 17th at 11am at St. Johnís Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Groth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9am until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the cemetery or the Napoleon Fire Department in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Susie Sizemore, 87, of Holton passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Manchester, Kentucky on March 4, 1919 the daughter of Sidney and Polly Roberts Britton. She was married to Craft Sizemore on December 16, 1938 and he preceded her in death on May 14, 1995. Survivors include one son Edwin Sizemore and his wife Lula of Versailles; two daughters, Ruth Hull of Holton and Marlene Jones and her husband Lowell also of Holton; 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Britton of Johnson City, Tennessee and Gene Britton of McCarthur, Ohio; two sisters, Maxine Korvin and Bonnie Horstman both of Newport Richey, Florida. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Mark Hull, brothers Joe and Ralph Britton and her sisters Mary Britton, Eva Allen, and Laura Brumley. Mrs. Sizemore was a member of the Butlerville Mennonite Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed attending bingo and collecting antiques. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 24th at 11am at the Butlerville Mennonite Church with Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 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 the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Amanda Horn, 90, of Holton passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Ravena in Estill County, Kentucky on September 1, 1916 the daughter of Elijah and Martha Brineger Sparks. She was married to Beverly Horn on June 25, 1935 and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2001. Survivors include six sons, James Horn and his wife Loretta of Madison, Robert and Ruth Horn of Kent, Wayne and Joyce Horn Osgood, Ron and Mary Horn of Versailles, Keith Horn of Indianapolis, and Kenneth Horn of Madison; four daughters, Clara Williams and her husband Milford of Holton, Wanda and David Dinsmore of Partridge, Kentucky, Alma and Robert Landry of Madison, and Anna Perkinson of Vernon; 36 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren; one brother Luscill Sparks of Osgood; one sister Emma Brumback of Osgood; one sister-in-law Ruth Sparks of  Osgood. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Kevin, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Horn was a homemaker and had worked at the Marion County Home in Indianapolis and also for Vines Poultry in Osgood. She was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23rd at 2pm at the Cedar Creek Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 1pm until time of services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Anna L. Ayres, 71, of Versailles passed away Friday, February 16,2007 at S1. Andrews Health Care in Batesville. She was born at Miamitown, Ohio on May 2, 1935 the daughter of Harry and Mabel Smith Rutz. She was married to Clarence Ayres on August 5, 1988 and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2001. She is survived by three sisters, Harriet Phillips of Dothan, Alabama, Rose Sidor of Hesperia, Michigan, and Edna Pritchard of Connersville, along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ayres was a homemaker and a member of the Shelby Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Minister Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10 am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery.

 

Mabel C. Barth, 88, of Versailles passed away Monday, February 12th, 2007 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born in Versailles, Indiana on April 10th, 1918 the daughter of Orval and Audra Rea Carroll. She was married to Russell Barth on May 10th, 1947 in the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean and he preceded her in death on July 20th, 1993 along with her parents. Survivors include one daughter Shirley Barth of Versailles and one son Gene Barth of Dillsboro, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, two sisters Margaret Heneke of Osgood, and Jean Clark of Kentucky, one brother: William Rea Carroll of Osgood. Mrs. Barth was a homemaker, a member of the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean and a member of the Olean Willing Workers Home Ec. Club. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 16th, 2007 at 11:00am in the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean with Rev. Marcus Felde officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the St. Peterís Cemetery in Olean following the service. Memorials may be given to the St. Paulís Lutheran Church improvement fund or the Stí Peterís Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is handling the arrangements.

 

Marvin Howard Hankins was born June 24th, 1940 in Cross Plains, Indiana and departed this life Feb 7th, 2007. He was the son of William Howard Hankins and Lillian (Shook) Hankins who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years LaVerne (Vestal) Hankins of Hanover, Indiana one daughter, Marla Hankins of North Vernon, Indiana one son Shawn Hankins of Hanover, Indiana one granddaughter, Kylee Smith of North Vernon, Indiana one brother, William Hankins and wife Carolyn of Cross Plains, Indiana two nephews Michael Hankins of Carmel, Indiana and Mark Hankins of Moorefield, Indiana and several cousins. Marvin worked for the State Highway Department in Versailles, Indiana for ten years and Cross Plains Elementary School as a janitor and bus driver.  He was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ and enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Visitation will be at Stratton-Karsteter funeral home in Versailles on Friday February 9th from 4-7 p.m. and Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Saturday February 10th at 11a.m. Burial will be at the Salem Cemetery in Cross Plains immediately following the service. Memorials may be donated to the Salem Cemetery fund cards will be available at the funeral home.

 

Shirley Irene Asche, 89, of Greensburg passed away Friday, February 2, 2007 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She was born near Butlerville on June 20, 1917 the daughter of Russell and Sarah Anna Perkins Estell. She was married to Herschel Asche and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1992. Survivors include one son, Larry Asche and his wife Millie of Anderson; two daughters, Linda Gibson and her husband Donahue of Westport and Janet Draping and her husband Gary of Greensburg; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 3 step great-grandchildren; one brother Joe Estell and his wife Mae of New Marion. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister Grace Kenens, and her brothers Arthur, Ray, and Edwin Estell. Mrs. Asche was a homemaker and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Smyrna. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 6th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Ron Hasley officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or St. Paulís Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Mae Miller, 88, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born near Holton on February 4, 1918 the daughter of Carl and Nellie Knapp Rheinfrank. She was married to Oral Miller on August 6, 1939 and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her step-daughter Betty Skelton of Versailles; one brother Harold Rheinfrank of Brazil, several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, step-sons Charles R. Miller and Jack Miller, her brothers Alfred, Denver, and Roy Rheinfrank, her sisters Ruth Canada and Mildred Edwards, and her nephews Alfred Canada and Lee Henderson. Mrs. Miller was a former employee of the Delaney Wood Heel Factory and the White Pine Restaurant in Versailles. She was a member of the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary and the Versailles Church of Christ and had been active for several years at the Versailles Senior Center. Funeral services will be held  Friday, February 2nd at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the funeral home

 

Myrtle S. Lainhart, 88, of Holton passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Manchester, Kentucky on April 6, 1918 the daughter of Robert and Lizzie Keith Sizemore. She was married to Edwin Tad Lainhart on February 3, 1940 and he preceded her in death on January 11, 2006. Survivors include one 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 Billy Lainhart of Falsofrough, Kentucky, Sharon Beth Schatzman and T.J. Lainhart both of Erlanger, Vanessa DeBoo of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Amanda Hunyadi of Franklin; seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; one brother Woodie Sizemore of Versailles; three sisters, Mayme Renfro of Holton, Martha Scott of Virginia, and Shirley Keeton of Versailles. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Craft, Frank, Vernon, and John Sizemore, sisters Vergie Baker, Esther Baker, Jeanette Druschel, and Allie Hacker. Mrs. Lainhart attended the Hiway Holiness Pentecostal Church at North Vernon. She was a retired beautician having operated a beauty shop in Holton for 30 years. She also operated Myrtleís Antiques at Holton which is now M& B Antiques. She enjoyed gardening, antiques, and quilting. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 22nd at 11am at the Hiway Holiness Pentecostal Church at North Vernon. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 6pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery or Trinity Broadcastingís Smile of a Child in care of the funeral home.

 

Andrew J. Heath, 85, died on January 12, 2007, at Odd Fellows Home, Greensburg, IN.  Mr. Heath was born in Switzerland Co. (near Cross Plains, IN) on 11/01/21 and the son of Harold and Elsie (Haskell) Heath who preceded him in death. He was a WWII veteran, where he served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.  He was a member of Salem Christian Church, Cross Plains, and attended Cross Plains Baptist Church for over 20 years.  He was also a member of The American Legion Post in Versailles, IN.  He farmed most of his life and worked at Rexnord, Madison, IN., Ripley County Highway Department and for the Town of Versailles. He was married to Mary K. Marsh on June 25, 1943.  They had four children:  Patricia Mae, Jerry Wayne, Michael Andrew and Donna Sue.  On August 27, 1977, he married Phyllis Elizabeth Henderson who preceded him in death on March 30, 2002. He is survived by son, Jerry Wayne Heath (wife Beverly) of Versailles, IN., and daughter Donna S. (Susi) Dean (husband Larry) of Batesville, IN.  Daughter, Patricia Mae, preceded him in death in 1948 and son Michael Andrew preceded him in death in 2005.  Sisters, Robena Searcy (husband Bob) Lee FL., Marjorie Cunningham, Middleburg, FL., brother, Gene Heath (wife, Alice) also survive.  Brother, Ralph Heath, preceded him in death in 1979.  Other survivors include grandchildren:  Angela Dribusch, (Steve), Amy Hughes, (Wade), Alan Heath, (April) and Jesika Dean.  Also eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Monday from 5-8 p.m. and the funeral on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Stratton - Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, IN.  Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, IN.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Decatur (or county of donor's choice) or Cross Plains Baptist Church.

 

Agnes Huntington, 77, of the Hopewell community near Holton passed away Monday, January 8, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Floyd County, Kentucky on January 26, 1929 the daughter of  H.B. and Mary E. Hall. She was married to Robert Huntington on September 21, 1947 and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2006. Survivors include three sons, Danny Huntington and his wife Sharon Crane of Potomac, Maryland, Bruce Huntington and Nancy of Butlerville, and Greg Huntington and Paula of Cedar Hill, Texas; four daughters, Kathi Smith and her husband Ernest of Thomaston, Georgia, Vickie Schneider and Richard of Sunman, Elaine Hammel of Holton, and Rebecca Filiatreau and Danny of Bardstown, Kentucky; 22 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her  parents, three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Huntington was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where she was instrumental in starting the Christmas gifts for Appalachian Children program.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services at the church Thursday. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Jerry Dean Hendrix, 64, of Versailles passed away Monday, January 8, 2007 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born at Osgood on August 5, 1942 the son of Price J.and Amy Huntington Thomas. He was married to Judy Kelly on December 24, 1997 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Mrs. Amy Thomas of Versailles, one daughter Lisa Adkins of Versailles; step-children Christy Comer and Jeremy Hatfield both of Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Hendrix was a 1960 graduate of Osgood High School and a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church. He was a former warehouse manager for Service Merchandise in Nashville and also chief engineer for Knights Inn of Nashville. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 18th at 6:30pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be given to the St. Judes in care of the funeral home.

 

Leonard Manship, 84, of Osgood passed away Monday, January 8, 2007 at his residence. He was born at Clinton County, Indiana on January 27, 1922 the son of Harry and Effie Robertson Manship. He was married to Kathryn Fangman on January 25, 1947 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Deldea Klueber of Terre Haute, Germaine Grapevine of Commiskey, and Mary Manship of Osgood; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One brother Harry Manship of Kokomo and one sister Mabel Yauger of Ossian. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Robert Manship and George Robertson. Mr. Manship was a 1940 graduate of Russiaville High School and a 1945 graduate of Indiana State University. He received his Masters Degree from Ball State University in 1970. He taught school in Remington, Madison, and Shelbyville. He also had worked as an engineer for Delco Radio in Kokomo and Campbell Hausfield in Harrison. He was a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church, the Osgood Masonic Lodge, and the Ripley County Historical Society. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial following in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9th from 5pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Historical Society or the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

 

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