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James F. Taul, Sr., 76, of Versailles passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Friendship on August 15, 1936 the son of Hunter and Lois Ward Taul. He was married to Sharon Vanvolkenberg on May 27, 1961 at the Osgood Church of the Nazarene and she survives. Other survivors include two sons James  (Jill) Taul, Jr. of Lafayette and Jerry (Stephanie) Taul of Batesville; one daughter Anita Bough of Linton; 9 grandchildren; one sister Mary Edith Bullock of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jesse Taul, and his sister Betty Bode. Mr. Taul was a 1954 graduate of Versailles High School. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956 with Company B of the 100th Tank Battalion at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. He was rated as a sharpshooter, First Class Gunner, and a carbine expert. In civilian life he worked as a dispatcher with the CSX Railroad from 1960 until his retirement in 1998. Jim was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church at Versailles, Versailles American Legion, Ripley County Voiture 40 & 8, the board of directors of the Cliff Hill Cemetery, and was a former member of the Versailles Fire Department. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 4th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Carter Corbrey 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 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the First Southern Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Matt R. Kabbes, 78, of Cross Plains passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born in Cincinnati on May 30, 1934 the son of Frank and Marie Smither Kabbes. He was married to Delores Riestenberg on May 14, 1955 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Michael (Bonnie) Kabbes of Cincinnati; three daughters Kathy Kreimer of Burlington, Kentucky, Susan (Tom) Spielmann  of Aurora, and Pamela Kabbes of Salem; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers Roger (Helen) Kabbes and Bob (Judy) Kabbes both of Traverse City, Michigan; one sister Gail Schwettmann also of Traverse City. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Lois Poettker. Mr. Kabbes was a 1952 graduate of Elder High School in Cincinnati. He was a 37 year employee of F. A. Kamps Flooring in Cincinnati retiring in 1988 as the company owner. Matt was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood and enjoyed fishing and golf. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 2nd at 1pm at St. Johnís in Osgood with Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10am Wednesday with Rosary services at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to St. Judes or St. Johnís Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Donald C. Farrell, 73, of Rexville passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born near Rexville on January 11, 1939 the son of Carl and Louise Housefield Farrell. Survivors include three brothers John Farrell of Rexville, Richard Farrell of Versailles, and David Farrell of Cross Plains; two sisters Naomi Hubbard of Osgood and Viola Capel of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Henry, Jim, and Chester Farrell, and his sisters Lula White and Goldina Sylvia Brock. Mr. Farrell was a crane operator and a member of the Shelby Christian Church. Visitation will be Friday, December 28th at 11am to 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home followed by graveside services at the Shelby Cemetery with Randy Thieman officiating. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Lula White, 70, of Osgood passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born near Rexville on April 18, 1942 the daughter of Carl and Louise Housefield Farrell. She was married to Arthur White and he preceded her in death on December 21, 1999. Survivors include one son Billy Pettit of Versailles; grandchildren Alicia (Joseph) Benham of Benham and Zachary Smith of Friendship; two sisters Naomi Hubbard of Osgood and Viola Cappel of Louisville; four brothers Donald Farrell and John Farrell both of Rexville, David Farrell of Cross Plains, and Richard Farrell of Versailles. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister Goldina Sylvia Brock, and her brothers Henry, Jim, and Chester Farrell. Mrs. White was a former employee of Ohio Rod in Versailles and once was the official pie baker for the Colonial Cottage restaurant in Versailles. Lula was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church near Osgood. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22nd at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

William Raney, 89, of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at his home. He was born near Versailles on February 19, 1923 the son of Hershel and Edith Black Raney. He was married to Willie Marie Bray on July 5, 1947 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters Ann (Charles) Gaddie of Hanover and Jan Lawson of Custer, Kentucky; grandchildren Richard Wykoff of Scottsburg, Jesse (Michelle) Lawson of Chelsea, Angie (Kyle) Pelsor of Indianapolis, and Katy (Stephen) Gray of Elizabeth; one brother Ray Raney of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marianna Hyatt. Mr. Raney was a 1941 graduate of Versailles High School and was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a Civil Engineer and worked in the construction of the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation plant in Madison. At the end of construction he transferred to the operation of the plant as a trainee and became Assistant Shift Engineer. He retired in 1985 after 33 years and spent the last two years there as Assistant Personnel Director and Plant Training Coordinator. BIll was a member of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, the Versailles Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite, and was a 67 year member of the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 19 at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Following Masonic services at 11am at the funeral home graveside rites will be held at the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with Rev. Troy Hedges officiating. Military graveside rites will be presented by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Masonic Lodge or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Janice E. Dick, 65, of Cincinnati, Ohio lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. She was born at Batesville on January 30, 1947 the daughter of Howard and Joyce Mahoney Dresselhaus. Survivors include her mother Joyce; her son Mark Dresselhaus; grandchildren Tyler, Makenzie, and Alex; two sisters Jane and Jennifer Dresselhaus all of Greater Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by her father in 2003 and her grandparents George and Mayme Reamer Dresselhaus and John and Nellie Ball Mahoney. Janice was a 1965 graduate of Versailles High School and a 1977 graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She retired from the car business in 2011. Visitation will be Saturday, December 8th from 12pm to 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Private graveside services will be held at St. Peterís Cemetery in Olean at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263.

 

Phyllis E. West, 78, of Cross Plains passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Greenwood Village South in Greenwood. She was born near Olean on March 8, 1934 the daughter of Howard and Hilda Lubbe Niles. She was married to Dale West on June 6, 1953 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean and he preceded her in death on January 15, 1998. Survivors include one son David (Margie) West of Milan; one daughter Donna (Brian) Chatham of Greenwood; grandchildren Blake, Whitney, and Zachary, West, and Abby, Emily, and Carter Chatham; two brothers Bob (Jane) Niles of Columbus and Arthur (Janie) Niles of St. Paul; one sister Annita Zver of Addison, Illinois. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. West was a 1953 graduate of Cross Plains High School. For over 20 years she was the Meal Site Manager and Activities Director for the Area 12 Council on Aging at the Versailles Senior Center. Phyllis was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry where she played the organ and participated in the Ladies Aid Society. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 1st at 2pm at St. Paulís Lutheran Church with Pastor Garrett Wickert officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12pm until time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the church or cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Edwin Sizemore, 70, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his winter home in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was born at Manchester in Clay County, Kentucky on July 26, 1942 the son of Craft and Susie Britton Sizemore. He was married to Lula Reed on June 29, 1962 and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter Peggy (Jim) Fear of Versailles; grandson Michael Fear of Versailles; two sisters Ruth Hull of Holton and Marlene (Lowell) Jones of Sebring, Florida; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew Mark Hull. Mr. Sizemore was a 1960 graduate of Holton High School. He was a retired farmer and had operated Sizemoreís Farm Equipment in Holton and along with his wife owned and operated E & L Auto Parts. Edwin was a member of the Butlerville Mennonite Church, the Holton Masonic Lodge, and the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 19th at 11am at the Butlerville Mennonite Church with Pastor Dale Boyd officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and also from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. The Holton Masonic Lodge will conduct services Sunday at 7pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Graham Creek Elementary School PTO for the purchase of computers, the Butlerville Mennonite Church, or the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Estol M. Werner, 80, of Milhousen passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at his home. He was born near Cross Plains on March 3, 1932 the son of Herman and Leola Smith Werner. He was married to Maxine Knowlton at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean on February 1, 1964 and she preceded him in death on June 13, 2009. Survivors include one sister Esther (Raymond) Geisler of Versailles; two sisters-in-law Marie Werner of Greenfield and Katie Werner of Versailles along with several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Herman Jr. (Duke) and Norman. Mr. Werner was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served at the rank of Sergeant with the 3rd battalion of the 17th Infantry. He received the Korean Service Ribbon with one bronze star, the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. He was a former employee of Bruns-Gutzwiller Construction in Batesville where he worked as a bricklayer. Estol was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean, the Versailles American Legion, and Laborerís International Union Local 741. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dennis Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in St. Paulís Cemetery at Olean with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to St. Paulís Cemetery Fund or St. Paulís Lutheran Church Improvement Fund.

 

Robert H. Shaw, 68, of Moores Hill passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born in Holton on January 23, 1944 the son of Leslie and Ethel Mercer Shaw. He was married to Alice Elston on February 6, 1963 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Robert J. (Lori) Shaw of Moores Hill; one daughter Sheila (Mark) Washburn of New Point; 5 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, and 1 great-grandchild; one brother Donald (Doris) Shaw of Nebraska. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Gene and David Roy Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a retired utility operator for Batesville Casket and was a former employee of Thompson Industries in North Vernon, US Shoe in Osgood, and Daniel and Hayden Electric in Columbus. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 11am at the Otter Creek Cemetery in Nebraska. Visitation will be at 10am Wednesday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

Angela Mitchell Sharp, 55, of Milan passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Martin in Floyd County, Kentucky on January 21, 1957 the daughter of Howard and Lola Newsome Mitchell. She was married to Gene Sharp on June 10, 1998 and he survives. Other survivors include her mother Lola Mitchell of Versailles; daughter Tammy (Larry) Witte of Dillsboro;  step-son Jason Sharp of Seymour; grandchildren Sierra and Hunter Witte; step-grandchildren; two sisters Donetta (Jim) Benham and Melissa (Kurt) Dunagan both of Benham. She was preceded in death by her father. Mrs. Sharp was a 1975 graduate of South Ripley High School. Angela was a former employee of Ohio Rod in Versailles, Valeo in Greensburg, and was currently employed with the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 10th at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ron Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Oans Chavis Miller, 81, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky on January 4, 1931 the son of McCoy and Thelma Keeton Miller. He was married to Bonnie Gevedon on July 14, 1956 and she survives. Other survivors include five sons Clinton Chavis(Christina), Ralph Oans (Jennifer), Rondall Gary, Randall Lee (Tammy), and Anthony Dwayne (Sharon) Miller all of Versailles; one daughter Vonda Sue (Larry) Miller of Osgood; grandchildren Matthew (Bridget), Travis, Baili, and Maggie Miller all of Osgood, Brent (Brandy) Miller of Canaan, and Patrick (Sarah), Gereod, Andrea, Alex, and Kendall Miller all of Versailles; great-grandchildren Aaden, Clay, Brantley, and Madelyn Miller; four brothers Dean (Evelyn) and Charles (Ann) Miller both of Osgood, and Johnnie (Donna) and Grover (Cathy) Miller both of Versailles; four sisters Reva Mullins, Helen (Gene) Bauman, and Susan (Joe) Owens all of Osgood, and Janet (Ralph) Thompson of North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Mariah Miller, his sister Opal Smith, and brothers Henry Clay Miller and Rondal Gray Miller. Mr. Miller retired in 2001 after 28 years with Rose Acres in North Vernon. He had also been employed with the Halcomb Home Center in Versailles, Thayerís Hatchery in Osgood, and BCA in Greensburg and in his spare time enjoyed hunting. Chavis was a 45 year member of the Cedar Creek Community Church near Osgood. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9th at 11am at the Cedar Creek Community Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Family Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and also from 10am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Church or the Miller Family Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Keith Hunger, 78, of Versailles passed away Friday, October 26, 2012 at his home. He was born near Benham on May 5, 1934 the son of Willard and Roberta Steele Hunger. He was married to Ruth Swingle on May 12, 1956 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Ken Hunger and friend Tim Moore of Columbus, Ohio, and Gary (Annette) Hunger of Greensburg; two daughters Brenda (David) Goerlitz of Jeffersonville and Ellen (Larry) Siebert of Batesville; grandchildren Philip (Erin) Baker of Connersville, Emily (Corey) McDarment of Madison, Madelyn and Clay Hunger, and Clare Siebert; great-grandchildren Payton and Grayden McDarment; three brothers Donald (Polly) Hunger of Versailles,  Ernest Lee (Kay) and Larry (Esther) Hunger both of Benham; three sisters Anita Mae (David) Giltner of Middlebury, Karen (Ramon) Sauley of Hanover, and Becky Hunger of Louisville; sister-in-law Eileen (Frank) LaGreca of Dillsboro.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Paul Hunger. Mr. Hunger was a 1952 graduate of Cross Plains High School and served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959. He was a self-employed truck driver from 1959 until his retirement in June of this year. Keith was a lifetime member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 30th at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Dennis Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to St. Paulís Improvement Fund or the Hospice of Kings Daughters Hospital in care of the funeral home.

 

Lawrence (Bud) Smith, 77, of Osgood passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Freeport in Shelby County on January 28, 1935 the son of Raymond and Leona Myer Smith. He was married to Valerie Brewington on August 6, 1965 and she preceded him in death on June 29, 2006. Survivors include two sons Larry (Debbi) Smith of Holton and Scott (Denise) Smith of Sunman; three daughters Sheryl Smith of Las Vegas, and Sherry (David)  Smith-Wunar and Sheila Smith both of Chicago; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; one sister Zella Wyatt of Greensburg; one brother Robert (Clara) Smith of Holton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Evelyn Comer. Mr. Smith attended Holton High School and was a 65 year member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.  Lawrence was a farmer and had worked with the Batesville Furniture Factory and was employed for 45 years with Bonn Aluminum in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 25th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church or the Alzheimerís Association in care of the funeral home.

 

Gerald D. Williams, 74, of Holton passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in the Flat Rock community near Osgood on February 24, 1938 the son of Glenn and Martha Rayburn Williams. He was married to Carolyn Schlotman on September 12, 1954 and she survives. Other survivors include three sons Mark (Jana) Williams of Edinburg, Steve (Beth) Williams of Nashville, Tennessee, and Andy (Theresa) Williams of Greensburg; two daughters Beth Hewitt of Batesville and Lisa (Denny) Granger of Columbus; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one brother Milford (Carol) Williams of Bennington; two sisters Beverly (Chuck) Newlin of Osgood, and Carolyn (John) Newlin of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Sue Rice. Mr. Williams was a graduate of Holton High School. He was a 30 year employee of Cummins Engine in Columbus retiring in 1997 and had worked until 2010 at Gecom in Greensburg. Gerald was a member of the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 16th at 11am at the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church with Bro. Malvin McCullough 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 Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

 

Richard Lengerich, 76, of Versailles passed away Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born in Cincinnati on June 18, 1936 the son of William and Ruth Stewart Lengerich. He was married to Ruth Honnigford on October 4, 1958 and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2006. Survivors include his special friend Linda Tiechman of Versailles; four sons Richard (Rebecca) Lengerich of Cross Plains, Benjamin (Leanne), Patrick (Megan), and Derek Lengerich all of Versailles; nine daughters Cynthia (Bob) Calhoun of Pleasant, Jennifer (Curtis) Sturgeon of Friendship, Theresa (David) Meyer of Milan, Andrea (Lloyd) Meister of Napoleon, Michelle Franklin of Holton, Laurie (Tony) Wood of Versailles, Rebecca (Tom) Lovins of Dillsboro, Sandra (Scott) Mulford of Versailles, and Erin (Matt) Rutledge of Canaan; 36 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Bernie (Deanna) Lengerich of Cincinnati; two sisters Dori Braun and Judy (Don) Eninger both of Cincinnati; brother-in-law Paul Thomas of Cincinnati; sister-in-law Judy Lengerich of New Marion. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his son Adam, his brother Bill Lengerich, and his sisters Jerri Thomas and Linda Lengerich. Mr. Lengerich was an Army veteran and had worked as a pipe fitter for Seagrams, retiring in 1991. Richard was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, October 15th at 10am at St. Johnís Catholic Church with Father Frank Eckstein and Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 8pm also at St. Johnís with Rosary services at 3:30pm. Memorials may be given to Horse Feathers Therapeutic Learning Center for children with special needs, a non-profit organization founded by Richardís daughter Jenny. Contributions can be made in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Peggy Burford, 78, of Milan passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Cincinnati on August 12, 1934 the daughter of Rev. Lee and Rose Meeks Barenscheer. She was married to Charles Burford on April 12, 1953 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2008. Survivors include one son Rick (Karen) Burford of Elrod; five daughters Barbara (Dennis) McLaughlin of Versailles, Judy Russell and Cheri (Jr.) Schutte both of Milan, Debbie (John) Eaglin of Elrod, and Amy (Scott) Stutler of Friendship; 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; one brother Andy (Linda) Barenscheer of Milan. Mrs. Burford was a 1952 graduate of Taylor High School in Cleves, Ohio and was a homemaker. Peggy was a member of the Washington Baptist Church in Elrod. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 15 at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Don Burford, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery at Elrod. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Washington Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Clayton R. Day, 59, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at his home. He was born in Milan on April 16, 1953 the son of Harlan and Effie Jones Day. Survivors include two daughters Amber (William) Moore of Franklin and Angela Minton of Shelbyville; 2 grandchildren; one sister Becky (Jerry) Hunteman of North Vernon; one brother Norman (Brenda) Day of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Dexter, Wendell, and Denver, and his twin brother Clinton.  Mr. Day was a 1972 graduate of South Ripley High School. He was employed as a custodian for the Manderley Health Care Center and also Buckeye Village, both in Osgood. Clayton was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 1st at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Day and Chris Hunteman officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery or the Bethany Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Nancy Moody, 78, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Residence at McCormickís Creek in Spencer. She was born in Versailles on May 29, 1934 the daughter of Toney and Madaline Raney Moody. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Anthony Moody, and her sister Gwendolyn Moody. Miss Moody was a 1952 graduate of Versailles High School. She had worked at US Shoe in Osgood and served as a custodian for the Versailles Post Office. Nancy was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and had served as the churchís custodian for several years. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Walter H. Kamman, 71, of Holton passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at his home. He was born near New Marion on May 28, 1941 the son of Walter and Leah Heitmeyer Kamman. He was married to Sarita Snedaker Wall on October 4, 1975 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Michael (Teresa) Kamman of Columbus and Christopher (Dawn) Kamman of Greenwood; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one sister Mary Thayer of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John Kamman, and his sisters Carolyn Kamman and Ruth Ann Swinney. Mr. Kamman was a 1959 graduate of Osgood High School and was a member of the NRA. He had farmed, worked at Swinneyís Farm Equipment in Versailles, and retired from Crum Trucking in 2008. Walter was a member of the Board of Directors of the Holton Water Corporation. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Irvin Hart of the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the New Testament Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

 

George L. Rohrig, 81, of Osgood passed away Monday, September 17, 2012 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born at Norwood, Ohio on November 4, 1930 the son of John T. and Mayme Fisk Rohrig. He was married to Sharon Foster on March 22, 1963 and she preceded him in death on December 2, 2008. Survivors include three sons George Rohrig, Jr. and companion Margaret of Osgood, Fred (Linda) Rohrig of Pierceville, and Sammy Dean Rohrig of Lakeland, Florida; five daughters Carolyn Sue (Jerry) Ellis of Dover, Florida, Rolena Newman and friend Ed of Huntingburg, Georgia Albury of Riverview, Florida, Sherri Higgins of Oklahoma, and Cindy Parker of Lakeland, Florida; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; three sisters Loraine Manning of Bright, Posey (Bob)Lauber of Sunman, and Millie Edmondson of Tucson, Arizona. He was also preceded in death by his parents, sister Alberta Roy, brothers Jim Rohrig, Johnny Rohrig, and Roy Rohrig, his step-mother Alma Rohrig, and his great-grandson John Austin Rohrig. Mr. Rohrig was a retired truck mechanic and had been a truck driver for Bush Trucking in Lakeland, Florida. George was a member of the Holton Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 20th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Bob McCreary of the Holton Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Holton Christian Church or the New Marion Cemetery in care of the funeral home

 

Elva Delay Little, 105, of Versailles passed away Friday, September 14, 2012  Ripley Crossing Health Care in Milan. She was born in Rexville on February 1, 1907 the daughter of Luther and Lizzie Lane Delay. She was married to Delbert Little on February 1, 1936 at the Ninth Street Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio and he preceded her in death on April 3, 1975. Survivors include one son David (Joan) of Bakersfield, California; two daughters Patricia Anne (Terry) Smith of Pataskola, Ohio and Martha (Loren) Pohle of Aurora, Indiana; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Gladys Marsh and Clara Morrell, and her brother Loyd Delay. Mrs. Little was a 1925 graduate of Versailles High School and was a homemaker who enjoyed baking and cooking. Elva was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school until she was 90 and was also a member of the Eastern Star.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 18th at 11am at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood 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. The Eastern Star will conduct services Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Louise Burnell, 84, of Friendship passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Waters of Dillsboro. She was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1928 the daughter of Fred and Emma Renniger Shirey. She was married to Cleo Burnell on April 19, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2001. Survivors include one son Carl (Darlene) Burnell of Wright, Wyoming; two daughters Caren Sue (Mike) Bougher of Sheridan and Cheryl Burnell of Friendship; grandchildren Robert (Tina) Bougher of Burlington, Kelly (Ryan) Moore of Gerald, Missouri, Cen (Tammie) Burnell of Kaycee, Wyoming, and Collene Burnell of Gainesville, Texas, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Burnell was a homemaker and enjoyed baking and cooking. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Sherman Hughes of the Bear Creek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

 

 Donald Morrison, 74, of Versailles passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Waters of Clifty Falls at Madison. He was born in Milan on May 24, 1938 the son of Earl and Hazel Demaree Morrison. Survivors include two sisters Irene Youngblood and Evelyn Jean Bush both of Madison; one brother Larry Wayne Morrison of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Lois Wooten and Ruth Tucker. Mr. Morrison was an Army veteran, a member of the NRA, and the Madison American Legion Post #9. Donald had been employed with Grote Manufacturing in Madison, was a former school bus driver for the South Ripley Schools, and retired from Thomas and Skinner in Osgood in 2002. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 11th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Dale Day of the Versailles Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery near Versailles with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post #9 at Madison. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10am until time of services.  Memorials may be given to the Diabetes Foundation or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Eva Delay, 92, of Versailles passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at her home. She was born in Cincinnati on January 18, 1920 the daughter of Edwin and Emma Felix Sparks. She was married to Loyd Delay on April 20, 1940 and he preceded her in death on November 13, 2007. Survivors include two sons Jim (Rita) Delay of Concord, California and Phil (Debbie) Delay of Bloomington; two daughters Betty (Roger) Hyatt of Columbus, Ohio and Debbie (Larry) Mellin of Plymouth; daughter-in-law Ruth Delay of Columbus; six grandchildren Jeff (Tracy) Delay of Avon, Greg(Connie) Delay of Seymour, Erik Mellin of LaPorte, Ben Delay of Dallas, Texas, Sara Delay and Rachel Delay both of Bloomington; great-grandchildren Ryan, Haley, Justin, and Madison Delay; also one great-great-grandson Bradley James Delay; one brother Fred Sparks of Holton.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Loyd Delay, Jr., her sister Lucille BeDunnah, and her brothers Clifford, Lawrence, Robert, Gene, and Raymond Sparks. Mrs. Delay was a 1938 graduate of Milan High School and a 72 year member of the Versailles Baptist Church where she participated in the churchís prayer shawl ministry. She was also a member of the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary and the Do-A-Lot Home Economics Club. Eva and Loyd owned and operated the Versailles Dairy Queen from 1963 to 1970. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 12th at 11am at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrell 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 and from 10am until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Baptist Church or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Faye Winters Creigmile, 72, of Versailles passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born in New Castle on March 19, 1940 the daughter of Vincent and Myrle Jacobs Rodgers. She was married to Danny Creigmile on December 31, 1994 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons Ricky (Sandra) Winters of Rexville and Clifford (Stefanie) Winters of Osgood; one daughter Cathy Brook of Sunman; one step-daughter Sherry (Danny) Bauer of Dillsboro; 16 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren; two sisters Ruth Ann (Phillip) Powell of Versailles and Linda Cunningham of Aurora; two brothers David (Faye) Rodgers of Madison and Ted (Mary Ann) Rodgers of Dillsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Marilyn June Skeen and Myrle Rodgers, and her brother Andy Rodgers. Faye was a 32 year employee of US Shoe in Osgood retiring in 1994 and was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 4th at 11am at the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 9:30am. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Scott W. Graves, 49, of Versailles passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012 at his home. He was born at Greensburg on May 20, 1963 the son of Marvin and Ruth McIntosh Graves. Survivors include two brothers Dale Graves of Erlanger, Kentucky and Keith (Ann) Graves of Delaware; three sisters Cynthia (Kenny) Beeman of Holton, Sherry Denton of Newberry, and Robin Beeman of Nebraska, along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Graves was a 1981 graduate of South Ripley High School and served in the Navy from 1984 to 1988. Scott worked as a machine operator for NVIS in North Vernon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 28 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 Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Patricia French, 74, of Lawrenceburg passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Dearborn County Hospital. She was born in Batesville on February 23, 1938 the daughter of Henry and Lena Bennett Weis. She was married to Hubert Lee Gulley and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughters; Brenda Sue Gulley of Cincinnati and Cathy Lynn (Jeffrey) Seng of Greendale, her sons; Jack Gulley and Troy (Kathy) French II of Vernon, grandson;  Andrew August French of Greendale. Mrs. French was a 1967 graduate of Lawrenceburg High School and retired from Schenley in Greendale. Graveside services will be held 10:00am, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery of the Greendale bible Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Margaret E. Maxwell, 97, of Greensburg passed away Monday, at the Heritage House in Greensburg. She was born in Covington, Kentucky on May 9, 1915 the daughter of James and Martha Huffman Culbertson. She was married to George Maxwell on March 29, 1944 and he preceded her in death on January 30, 1981. Survivors include one son Richard Maxwell of Greensburg; two daughters Martha Jane (Jon K.) Hanley of South Bend and Melanie Maxwell of Greensburg; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her granddaughter Nikkie Knecht, her sister Anna Mae Waldo, and her brother Robert Culbertson. Mrs. Maxwell was a 1934 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a homemaker and had worked for as a seamstress for Minears in Greensburg. She was a member of the Greensburg United Methodist Church and the Evening Bells Home Economics Club in Greensburg. As a hobby, Margaret had crocheted over 350 hats for newborn babies in the Decatur Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 16th at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Susan Bunting of the Greensburg United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 12pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Greensburg Meals on Wheels or the Memorial Foundation of the Decatur Memorial Hospital in care of the funeral home.

 

Marjorie Renfro, 94, of Versailles passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts on July 1, 1918 the daughter of Charles and Nellie DeBlois Whalen. She was married to Daily Renfro in 1986 and he preceded her in death on December 9, 1999. Survivors include her step-children Zelpha Otte of Columbus, Rosella Trobaugh of Versailles, and Everett Renfro and David Renfro both of Holton; one sister Eleanor Cook of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Mrs. Renfro was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 15 at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with burial in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Aaron J. Westmeier, 91, of Versailles passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at his home. He was born near Versailles on March 23, 1921 the son of George and Lillie Weakman Westmeier. He was married to Geneva Kieffer on July 12, 1947 and she preceded him in death on June 17, 2006. Survivors include one son Bill (Mary) Westmeier of Versailles; two daughters Linda (Terry) Hillman of Connersville and Pat (Paul) Reese of Milan; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother Willard and his granddaughter Clarissa Westmeier. Mr. Westmeier was a 1940 graduate of Versailles High School. He was an Army veteran of WWII where he served in the Rhineland and Central Europe as a Radioman. For his service he received the WWII Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with two bronze stars, 3 overseas service bars, and the Good Conduct medal. Mr. Westmeier retired from Cummins in 1986 after 19 years and was also a farmer. Aaron was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean, the Versailles American Legion, and the Ripley County Farm Bureau. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 16th at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Ken Witt officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Paulís Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Wilma F. Snedaker, 92, of Versailles passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Andrewís Health Campus in Batesville. She was born in the St. Magdalene community near New Marion on June 20, 1920 the daughter of Griffin and Harley Surber Lehman. She was married to Harold Snedaker on April 11, 1944 and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1987. Survivors include two daughters Sarita (Walter) Kamman of Holton and Barbara (Kenneth) Myers of Versailles; 4 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sons Leslie Snedaker who died on June 5, 1970 and Donn Snedaker who died on August 4, 2009, her sister Ethel Lemen, her brother Wilbur Lehman, and her half-brother Leslie Marsh.  Mrs. Snedaker was a 1938 graduate of New Marion High School and was a member of the Shelby Christian Church. In her younger years Wilma worked as a nanny for different families in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis and after her marriage was a homemaker and assisted her husband on their farm. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Bro. Irvin Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Donn Snedaker Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

G. Conrad Green, 54, of Winterville, GA, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Smyrna, GA. He was born Oct. 9, 1957 in Milan, the son of John E. and Dorothy (Stevenson) Green. He married Yenny M. Vara Green on March 28, 2003.Conrad is survived by his wife of nine years, Yenny, and son, George S. Green, both of Winterville, GA, and son Hyatt C. Green (Olivia) of Cincinnati, OH; his mother, Dorothy L. Green of Canaan; two sisters, Terri K. Exmeyer (Clark) of Evansville, and Lorri D. Bartle (Don) of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Robert J. Green (Dena) of Dover, KY; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Green in 1987; his grandparents, Dale & Grace Stevenson and George and Mabel Hyatt.Conrad graduated from South Ripley High School in 1976 and attended Ball State University and the University of Georgia where he studied art and became a skilled potter.He enjoyed renovating his home in Winterville and building projects with his young son, George. He loved his family and was always willing to help his friends and neighbors.Conrad was a member of the Cross Plains Baptist Church and DeMolay. He loved baseball.Graveside services were held at Athens Memory Gardens on Monday, July 16. You may send online condolences and donations to the George S. Green Education Fund by visiting skfuneralhome.com.

 

Doug Cole, 67 of Versailles passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Virginia on April 11th, 1945 the son of Everett and Dorothy Marion Cole and married to Sandy Back on February 11th, 1995 and she survives. Other survivors include his mother Dorothy Marion Cole of New Marion, one son Doug Cole of Indianapolis; two daughters Kim (Mike) Mann of Indianapolis and Vickie Butler of Madison: three step-daughters Cindy (Timmy) Hawkins of Hart County, Kentucky, Vickie (Kevin) Bryan of Nelson County, Kentucky and Wanda (Nathan) Tingle of Bargetown, Kentucky, 16 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; five brothers Kenny (Judy) of Osgood, Paul ďCowboyĒ (Kim) of Oklahoma, Bobby, Randy both of New Marion, Wendell ( Becky) of Benham; five sisters Barb (Dick) Shadday, Brenda (Jim) Smith, Beverly (Fred) Holler, Lori (David) Rudolph all of New Marion, Theresa (Jerry) Mason of Corbin, Kentucky; three brother in laws Darrell (Jean) Back of Boston, Kentucky, Sam Back of Louisville, J.R. Back of Hart County, Kentucky, two sisters in laws Ann Brian of New Haven, Kentucky and Kathy Hagan of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother James. Mr. Cole was a 1963 graduate of New Marion High School and served our country in Army. He retired from Ohio Rod in.  He was also a member of the Versailles American Legion. Doug loved to hunt, fish and hunt mushrooms, but most of all he loved to ďspend a lot of time at the office.Ē Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21st, at 10:30am at the New Marion Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Carter. Military rites will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion following the service at the church. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice in care of the funeral home.

 

Harold (Tony) Shook, 79 of Benham passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born near Madison on July 23, 1932 the son of Cecil and Iva Maude Thornton Shook. He was married to Wanda Ferris on March 6, 1961 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Michael (Debbie) Shook of Milhousen; three daughters Theresa (Kevin) Elza of Versailles, Julie (Robert) McConnell of Sunman, and Amanda (Ronald) Lawson of Benham; 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson; one brother Beverly Shook of Butlerville; one sister Roberta Isabel of Bass Lake, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ralph Shook, and his sisters Marcella McIntosh and Lillian Hankins. Mr. Shook was a 1950 graduate of Cross Plains High School and served with the US Air Force in Germany and England during the Korean War. He was a Master Machinist A for 40 years with the Clifty Creek Power Plant in Madison. He was also a volunteer ďbell ringerĒ at Christmas for the Salvation Army. Tony was a member of the Benham United Methodist Church, the Canaan Masonic Lodge, and the Brown Township American Legion. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 14 at 10:30am at the Benham United Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Benham 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 with Masonic services at 7:30pm. Memorials may be given to the Benham United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Clay M. Baker, 79, of Versailles passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at his home. He was born at Mistletoe in Owsley County, Kentucky on November 19, 1932 the son of George and Effie Burns Baker. He was married to Helen Edwards and she preceded him in death on October 5, 1999. He was then married to Pat Forbes on November 19, 2003 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Clay Matthew Baker of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two daughters Beverly (Donnie) Lanham of Manchester and Sherry (William) Boettcher of Delhi; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother Richard Dewberry of Youngstown, Ohio; one sister Linda Ishler of Manchester. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Cynthia Marie Baker. Mr. Baker retired in 1988 after 30 years as a machinist with the Ford Motor Company in Sharonville, Ohio. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War where he served with the 2500th Air Police Squadron and received the National Defense Service Medal. Clay was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ross, Ohio, the Sharonville-Calvary Masonic Lodge, and the Monfort Heights AMVETS Post 1988. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves, Ohio. Masonic services will be conducted at 1pm and the Versailles American Legion will conduct military honors at the funeral home immediately following the services. Visitation will be from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Opal L. Wildman, 96, of Milan passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Marble Corner in what is now the Jefferson Proving Ground on April 12, 1916 the daughter of Frank and Clara Dilk Wildman. Survivors include one sister Geneva (Don) Myers of Milan along with several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Collins J. Wildman. Miss Wildman was a 1934 graduate of New Marion High School and graduated Cum Laude from Hanover College in 1938 with majors in Latin, English, and Biology. She spent one semester at the University of Illinois doing research on Classical Americana and Classical Encyclopedia which consisted of the study of the contributions of Latin and Greek to the field of education. She also attended Indiana State University with credit in Library Science. Her teaching career spanned 43 years at New Marion, Russellville, Sunman, and Osgood, and she retired from Jac-Cen-Del in 1982. Miss Wildman was a 68 year member of the Milan United Methodist Church, member of the Indiana Retired Teachers, Ripley County Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma, PI Lamda Thata Honorary Fraternity of Indiana University, Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, and Chi Phi Gamma. She also played a vital role in the publication of the book ďEchos of the Jefferson Proving GroundĒ by Sue Baker. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 5th at 11am at the Milan United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Britt officiating. Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Thursday at the church beginning at 9am. Memorials may be given to the Marble Corner Cemetery or the Milan United Methodist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Clara Mae Iceberg, 98, of Cross Plains passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Ross Manor. She was born in Cross Plains on December 8, 1913 the daughter of Leonard and Mary Craig Voris. She was married to Dietrich Iceberg on April 28, 1934 and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1996. Survivors include two sons Ervin (Janet) of Dillsboro and George (Barbara) of Cross Plains; two daughters Marlene (John) Steuver of Dillsboro, Jeraldine (George) Smith of Cross Plains; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Stella Giltner, son in law Dale Giltner, grandson Mark Giltner, her parents, her sisters Josephine Voris, Hortense House, Edith Marker, and Mary Ringwald, and her brothers Emmett and William Voris, half brother, Preston Voris and half sister, Margaret Voris. Mrs. Iceberg was a 1931 graduate of Versailles High School and was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry. When she was 48 she went to the Practical School of Nursing at Central High School, where she became a LPN and worked for the Dearborn County Hospital for 20 years. Prior to that she was a homemaker and a farm hand with her husband near Dewberry. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 30th at 10am at the St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Dehnke officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery at Dewberry. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the church or cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Bertha E. Miller, 85, of Versailles passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012 at her home. She was born near Napoleon on April 28, 1927 the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Bultman Rimstidt. She was married to Dennis Miller on January 10, 1950 and he preceded her in death on August 20, 1997. Survivors include one son Wayne (Beverly) Miller of Versailles; three daughters Theresa (James) Meyer of Versailles, Rita Mozingo and Thelma Chalmers both of Greensburg; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother Warren Rimstidt of Ottawa, Illinois. She was also preceded in death by her daughter Barbara, her parents, 2 grandchildren, her sisters Floriene Engle and Elsie Engle, and her brothers Jim and Earl Rimstidt. Mrs. Miller was a 1945 graduate of Napoleon High School and was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood. She served as an administrative secretary for the Ripley County Red Cross from 1998 to 2010. She was also a former employee of Negengardís five and dime in Osgood and the Osgood Dry Cleaners. Bertha enjoyed her family, playing bingo, and following the Cincinnati Reds. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29th at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Buck of the First Baptist Church in Osgood officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Greendale Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Rev. Ralph Campen, 53, of Dewberry passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 at his home. He was born at Dixon, Illinois on January 17, 1959 the son of Eldon and Alicia Teisort Campen. He was married to Susan Barnhardt on May 21, 1983 and she survives. Other survivors include his father Eldon Campen of Bedford; one son Jacob Campen and his fiancť Michelle Thomas of Milan; two daughters Jennifer Campen and Edwina Hinderer both of Cincinnati; granddaughters Faith Thomas and Jada Hinderer; one brother Gordon (Kathy) Campen of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his mother and his son Jason. Rev. Campen was a 1978 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He attended the Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Ft. Wayne and graduated from their seminary in St. Catherine, Ontario, Canada. He had pastored St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Humboldt, Canada and was currently pastor at St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Dewberry where he had served since 2007. He also was a 1983 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement  Academy at Plainfield and had served with the Newton County, Indiana Sheriffís Department, the Hebron, Indiana Police Department, and was a former Town Marshall for Remington, Indiana. Ralph was also a former employee of the Hebron, IN Public Works. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Rev. James Rees officiating. Visitation will also be Tuesday beginning at 5pm at the church. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 1pm at the Roselawn Cemetery in Roselawn, Indiana. Memorials may be given to the Olcott Cancer Center in Bloomington or St. Paulís Lutheran Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Tim Tyler, 67, of Holton passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at his home. He was born in Cincinnati on November 30, 1944 the son of Robert and Zora Johnson Tyler. He was married to Judy Roth on January 9, 1965 and she preceded him in death on January 25, 2012. Survivors include two sons Jessey and Jamie Tyler both of Holton; daughters Regina Ritchie of Holton and Tiffani (Ken) Campbell of Terre Haute; 9 grandchildren; four  brothers Tom (Shirley) and Kent Tyler both of North Vernon, Chris (Nancy) Tyler of Holton, and Jesse (Ann) Tyler of Kuna, Idaho; one sister Betty Jones of Cincinnati. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Natalie, his sisters Mary Ward, Cloye Waller, and Martha Bush, and his brothers Ceburn, Preston, and Robert Tyler. Mr. Tyler was a former employee of General Drilling in Fishers and also Tandy Trucking in Madison. He had served for three years in the National Guard. In 2000 Tim received his pilotís license and later built and flew his own ultra light plane. Tim was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 19 at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Ceburn Tyler and Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Holton West Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Holton West Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Jesse W. Taul, 90, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Friendship on October 1, 1921 the son of Hunter and Lois Ward Taul. He was married to Patricia Broaders on June 1, 1947 and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2005. Survivors include one son Carl (Katherine) Taul of Holton; granddaughters Carisa (Brian) Sexton of Cloverdale and Rachel Taul and her companion Brian White of Danville; great-grandchildren Kenny Sexton of Washington and Samantha White of Danville; one great-great-granddaughter Jacey Sexton; one brother Jim (Sharon) Taul of Versailles; one sister Mary Edith Bullock of Georgia. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betty Bode. Mr. Taul was a 1939 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He was an Army veteran of WWII where served as a First Lieutenant in the Rhineland and also in the 3rd Army in Germany under General Patton. He received the American Theatre Service Medal, Germany Occupational Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. Mr. Taul owned and operated the Taul Insurance Agency in Versailles for 30 years and also worked as a Public Accountant and a farmer. Jesse received his pilotís license in 1960 and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He became a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in 1931 and upon moving to Versailles became a member of the Versailles Baptist Church in 1954. He also was a member of the Versailles American Legion, a 62 year member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge, the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, York Rite, and the Ripley County Voiture 40 & 8. Jesse was a former member of the Versailles Town Board and had served on the Board of Directors and also as sexton for the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. He and his wife Pat were instrumental in the clean up and re-platting of the Akers Friendship Cemetery. Jesse had also once been the democrat candidate for state representative in the 67th district. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 15th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Burcham and Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Thursday from 4pm to 8pm with the Versailles Masonic Lodge conducting services at 7:30pm. Memorials may be given to the Akers Friendship Cemetery in care of the funeral home

 

George Leslie Geisler, 76, of Versailles passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born in Jefferson County, on May 2, 1936 the son of Alva and Doris Faye Housefield Geisler. Survivors include two sons Terry Geisler and Jerry Geisler both of Madison; one daughter Kathy Emery of Madison; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; five brothers Elvan (Babara), Bernard (Debbie), and Roy Geisler all of Rexville, Marvin Geisler of Vevay,a nd Bobby (Agnes) Geisler of Washington; one sister Nancy Simmons of Rexville. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Geisler was a 1955 graduate of New Marion High School and was employed with Reliance Electric for 37 years. Leslie was a member of the West Fork Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 11th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the West Fork Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.

 

Brenda Sue Walker, 56, of Versailles passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 at her home. She was born in Columbus, Indiana on June 26, 1955 the daughter of Herman and Betty Heck Wilson. She was married to Terry Walker on January 25, 1977 and he survives. Other survivors include one daughter Brooke (Josh) Burkman of Versailles; grandchildren Evan, Avery, Bayla, and Max; two brothers Gene (Bev) Wilson of Columbus and Gary Wilson of Seymour; five sisters Caolyne Harden, Sharon (Larry) Kelley, Barbara Shouse, Connie (Jody) Ballard all of Columbus, and Wanda Fritz of Kokomo; her mother and father-in-law Chester and June Walker of Versailles; sister-in-law Pam (Chris) Kohlmeier of Milan; brothers-in-law Jerry (Debbie), Tom, and Tony Walker all of Versailles.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jimmy Wilson. Mrs. Walker was a 1974 graduate of Columbus East High School and was an 18 year employee with UPS in Versailles. Brenda was a member of the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 14th at 3pm at the New Testament Christian Church in Osgood with Irvin Hart officiating. Visitation will be from 1pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the New Testament Christian Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Howard L. Smith, 92, of Milan passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Waters of Batesville. He was born near Benham on February 19, 1920 the son of Martin and Pearl Kelly Smith. He was married to Edna Meyer on June 21, 1941 and his wife of 70 years survives. Other survivors include three sons Howard (Marlene) Smith, Jr. of Harrison, Ohio, Jerry (Shirley) Smith of Milan, and Larry (Ileene) Smith of Monroe, Michigan; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughters Amanda Smith and Heather Smith, and his brothers Robert, Alvin, Edwin, and Gilbert Smith. Mr. Smith was confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry on May 21, 1933 and was a life long member. He was employed with Prebble Construction and was also a self-employed carpenter. Howard enjoyed fishing and hunting. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 9th at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Ralph Campen and Pastor Garry Wickert officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4pm 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 St. Paulís Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Pauline DeBurger Turner, 85, of Versailles passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was born near Versailles on March 26, 1927 the daughter of Otis and Flora Kuhn DeBurger. She was married to Orlester King and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1968. She was then married to George Turner and he preceded her in death on March 5, 1981. Survivors include three sons Larry (Beverly) King and Danny (Joe) King both of Versailles, and George Turner of Bloomington; two daughters  Tara (Ken) Benefiel of Burton, Kansas and Cheri (Rick) Burcham of Newtown, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law Linda King of Seymour;  brother Paul (Sandy) DeBurger of Brownstown. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Wayne King, her grandson Jeff King, and her sister Bea Littell. Mrs. Turner was a former employee of the Delaney Wood Heel Factory in Versailles and had also worked as a cashier at the Spencer-Tyson Drug Store in Versailles,  retiring in 1990. Pauline was a member of the Shelby Christian Church and the Versailles American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held 10:30am Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Rick Burcham officiating.  Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery or the Hospice of South Central Indiana in care of the funeral home.

 

Evalee Back, 90, of Cross Plains passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at Hollinsville in Wolfe County, Kentucky on October 2, 1921 the daughter of Esther and Pearl Vancleave Gevedon. She was married to Orville Back on August 24, 1944 and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1990. Survivors include two sons Mike (Marsha) Back of Versailles and Mark (Brinda) Back of Cross Plains; four daughters Brenda (Paul) Wilson of Cross Plains, Beverly (Larry) King of Versailles, Belinda (Ed) Jane of Purcellville, Virginia, and Benita Back of Huntsville, Alabama; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren;  four sisters Treva (Walter) Rolf of Indianapolis, Polly (Luther) Holbrook of Middletown, Ohio, Bonnie (Chavis) Miller of Versailles, and Lucille Redwine of Aurora. She was also preceded in death by her grandsons Jeff King and Gregory Back, her parents, her brothers Gardener, David, Esther Ray, and Harry Gevedon and her sisters Martha, Daisy, and Pearlie Gevedon. Mrs. Back was a homemaker and a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1st at 10:30am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near 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 church in care of the funeral home.

 

Emily Marie Mathes, 15, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Childrenís Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born on February 23, 1997 the daughter of Steve and Beth Fisk Mathes. Survivors include her parents Steve and Beth Mathes of Versailles; sisters Sara and Rachel Mathes of Versailles; paternal grandparents Alfred and Joyce Mathes of Dillsboro; maternal grandparents Paul and Carolyn Fisk of Versailles; uncles Greg (Tracy) Fisk and Jeff (Stephanie) Fisk both of Versailles and Mike (Luann) Mathes of Holton; aunt Jennifer (Mike) Knowlton of Milan. Emily was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church where she participated in the youth group and was also finishing her freshman year at South Ripley High School. Emily participated in volleyball and softball and was a member of the schoolís French Club and SAAD Chapter. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 18th at 11am with Rev. Rick Burcham and Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3pm to 8pm at the Family Life Center of the Versailles Baptist Church and also from 10am until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Emily Mathes Scholarship Fund in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Kathryn ďDoodieĒ Davidson, 93, of Bloomington, formerly of Versailles passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Meadowood in Bloomington. She was born at Aurora on October 8, 1918 the daughter of Charles and Alice Tharp Klingelhoffer. She was married to Walter Davidson on December 31, 1942 and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1973. Survivors include one daughter Diana (Ron) McGovern of Bloomington; grandchildren Bill McGovern, Steve McGovern, and Dawn (Jim) Allen all of Bloomington.  Mrs. Davidson was a 1936 graduate of Aurora High School and a 1940 graduate of the Indiana University School of Music. She taught music at Aurora and also at the Napoleon and Osgood Elementary Schools. She was a 50 year member of the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles and attended the Fairview United Methodist Church in Bloomington. She was also a member of the Ripley County Retired Teachers Association, the former Fortnightly Study Club in Versailles, and the Delta Kappa Gamma Teacherís Sorority. Kathryn was also a 75 year member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, she was also a member of the Versailles Legion Auxiliary. Her family would like to thank the staff at Meadowood Health Pavilion, IU Health Bloomington Hospital Hospice, and her caregiver, Jeanne from Home Instead for the loving care they provided for Doodie. Graveside services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, May 15th at the Riverview Cemetery in Aurora with Rev. Mike Dixon of the Tyson United Methodist Church officiating. Memorials may be given to Special Olympics Indiana of Monroe County, Stone Belt ARC, or the Ripley County Heart Association all in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home at box 84, Versailles, IN 47042.

 

Ella Smotherman, 93, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Cincinnati on January 26, 1919 the daughter of Rudolph and Henrietta Owens Schellenberger. Survivors include two sons Donald (Geraldine) Schibi of Norwood, Ohio and John (Linda) Rinehart of Versailles; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; one brother Norbert Schellenberger of Clermont County, Ohio; one sister Ruth Freeland of Hartwell, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Smotherman retired after working for the Zumbiel Box Company in Norwood, Ohio for 37 years. Ella was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4th 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 Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati. Visitation will be Friday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Charlie Brinson, 68, of Versailles passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.  He was born in Indianapolis on September 7, 1943 the son of Edwin and Lorraine Denny Brinson.  He was married to Penny Newhart on September 28, 1962 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Tad (Marsha) Brinson of Olean; grandchildren Jacob, Kelsey, and Abigail Brinson.  Mr. Brinson was a 1961 graduate of Versailles High School. He retired from Cummins in 1995 after 33 years working in Columbus and at Holset in Madison. Charlie and Penny owned and operated Totem Saddlery in Versailles for 25 years. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Robert F. Wallace, 73, of Elrod passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He was born at Hamilton, Ohio on August 24, 1938 the son of Robert and Marian Innsprucker Wallace. He was married to Connie Craig Sparks on May 19, 1990 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Robert (Pam) Wallace of Lawrenceburg and Greg Wallace of Indianapolis; one daughter Marcia (Travis ) Bowers of Lawton, Oklahoma; two step-sons Lonnie (Donna) Sparks of Dabney and Shawn (Vicky) Sparks of Clanton, Alabama; one step-daughter Michelle Sparks of North Vernon; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother Mark Wallace of Fairfield, Ohio; one sister Shirley Kyle of Juno, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Nancy Heis. Mr. Wallace retired in 1994 after 30 years with Monsanto as an electrician. Bob was a member of the Eagles Lodge at Aurora. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21st at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Ronald McDonald House or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

 

Mildred O. Baugh, 84, of Osgood, formerly of Holton passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Osgood on May 5, 1927 the daughter of Lester and Flora Johnson Brown. She was married to Cecil Baugh on September 10, 1946 and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2004. Survivors include one son Lester (Ellen) Baugh of Seymour; four daughters Gia (Vern) Spoor of Worthington, Sonja (Bert) Samples of Rexville, Ginger (Bill) Bradford of Versailles, and Shawna (Rick) Bushhorn of Osgood; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister Grace Bateman. Mrs. Baugh was a 1945 graduate of Osgood High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Osgood. She was a homemaker and worked for 9 years as a cook at the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. She had also served as deputy when her father occupied the Ripley County Treasurerís office. Mildred and Cecil worked flea markets at Gnaw Bone, Indiana for several years. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 30th at 1pm at the First Baptist Church in Osgood with Rev. Don Buck officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 12pm until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the activities fund at the Manderley Health Care Center, Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital, or the church in care of the funeral home.

 

Tom Truesdel, 64, of Osgood passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the Veteranís Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Madison on June 18, 1947 the son of Delbert and Edith Foster Truesdel. He was married to Nancy Peace on June 12, 1970 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Russell Truesdel of Osgood; two daughters Jennifer Truesdel of North Vernon and Beth Ann (Alan) Handlon of Bedford, Kentucky; grandchildren Alexander and Elizabeth Handlon, and Alexis Truesdel; one sister Bonnie McIntosh of Versailles; also his father and mother-in-law Russell and Ethel Peace of Osgood.  Mr. Truesdel was a 1966 graduate of New Marion High School worked for 37 years at Delta Faucet in Greensburg retiring in 2009. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War having served on the USS Saratoga and received the National Defense Service Medal. Tom was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Versailles. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 19th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Carter Corbrey officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the First Southern Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Annabelle Busch, 87, of Osgood passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at her home. She was born in Greensburg on November 29, 1924 the daughter of Theodore and Ida Young Fry. She was married to Walter Busch on April 14, 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 1, 2005. Survivors include two sons William (Melodie) Busch of Osgood and Robert (Mary) Busch of Batesville; one daughter Barbara (Jeff) Elliott of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren Eric (Rachel) Busch, Angie, Ryan, Michael, and David Busch, and Brian and Matt Elliott; one great-granddaughter Morgan Busch. She was also preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Carrie Ann Busch, her brothers Carl, Harry, Ralph, Bill, and Jim Fry, and her sisters Edna Redelman, Mae Kohlman, Bertha Kohlman, Jenny Huff, Emma Fry, Ethel Fry, and Mary Lillian Fry. Mrs. Busch was a homemaker and assisted her husband with their farming operation. Annabelle was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church at Osgood. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 18th at 10am at St. Maurice Catholic Church at Napoleon with Father John Geis officiating. Burial will be in St. Johnís Cemetery at Osgood. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 7:30pm. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice in care of the funeral home.

 

Kathy Yauger, 75, of Versailles passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Cross Plains on January 30, 1937 the daughter of Ted and Marjorie Hankins Mathews. She was married to George Yauger on September 17, 1955 and he preceded her in death on February 10, 2001. Survivors include three daughters Gail (Gene) Cofield of Versailles, Barb (Tom) Winshurst of Florence, Kentucky, and Marty (Bill) McClain of Batesville; grandchildren Kelly Richmond of North Vernon, Chris (Whitney) Richmond of Versailles, Greg McClain of Indianapolis, and Katie Tabor of Florence, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Yauger was a 1955 graduate of Cross Plains High School. Kathy was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church where she participated in the choir and the UMW and was also a member of the Ripley County Harmonettes. Mrs. Yauger was employed with the Cross Plains School as a secretary to the principal, the Cross Plains State Bank, and was also a teller with the Friendship State Bank retiring in 1991. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 17th at 11am at the Tyson United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the Cross Plains United Methodist 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 Alzheimerís Association or the Tyson United Methodist Church Endowment Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Edith DeWire, 93, of Holton passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Westport on July 17, 1918 the daughter of Roscoe Bates Hughes and Florence French Hughes. She was married to Sidney DeWire on April 12, 1943 and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1985. Survivors include one son Larry (Sherry) DeWire of Holton; three daughters Carol Ann Buchanan of Holton, Kathy Heinzman of Greensburg, and Sandra Kay Luke of Versailles; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Nelson (Madonna) Hughes of Cookeville, Tennessee; one sister Aileen (Jim)Cardinal of Versailles. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Keith Hughes and Cecil Hughes, her sister Eileen Zapfe, her step-mother Frances Hughes, son-in-law Bill Buchanan, daughter-in-law Judy DeWire, grandson William Lee Buchanan, and one great-granddaughter. As a child, Mrs. DeWire attended the Bethel School in the Flat Rock neighborhood near Osgood and later attended Holton High School. Edith was a homemaker and a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 16th at 1:30pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation will be Monday from 12pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Dorothy J. Kimball, 85, of Holton passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Waters of Batesville. She was born near Holton on December 10, 1926 the daughter of Elbridge and Erma Pratt Hammon. She was married to Robert Kimball on February 3, 1946 and he preceded her in death August 22, 2010. Survivors include four sons David (Pam) Kimball of Post Falls, Idaho, Barry (Darlene) Kimball of Bethel, Ohio, Jerry Kimball of Carpentersville, Illinois, and Robert (Sherlyn) Kimball of Greensburg; one daughter Barbara (Frank) Ferraro of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Frank (Loretta) Hammon of Bright. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Rufus, Norman, and John Hammon, and her sisters Dolores Hammon, Edith Hammon, Blanche Ross, Mabeth DeBurger, June Hansen, and Lucille Schlotman. Mrs. Kimball was a 1944 graduate of Holton High School and was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Conn Organ in Greensburg. Dorothy was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Osgood, the Osgood-Versailles chapter of the Eastern Star, and had served as a cub scout den mother. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 16th at 10am at the Dabney Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Cole officiating. Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9am until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army or the Dabney Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

David Junior Hughes, 90, of Osgood passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born in the Flat Rock community near Osgood on October 30, 1921 the son of David and Mabel Williams Hughes. He was married to Irene Hanaway on July 2nd, 1943 and she preceded him in death on July 11, 1994.  He was married to Dorothy Hon Morgan on September 7, 1996 and she survives. Other survivors include eight sons Charles (Ruth) Hughes, Daniel Hughes, and Tom (Donna) Hughes all of Osgood, Kenneth (Lana) Hughes of Scipio, David (Judy) Hughes of Delaware, Paul (Debbie) Hughes of Holton, John (Lisa) Hughes of Greensburg, and Mark (Amy) Hughes of Indianapolis; seven daughters Charlene (Gary) Lavetta of North Vernon, Sharon (Larry) Houck of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Carol (Tom) Wagner of Pickering, Ohio, Rachel (Marlin) Kohlmeier of Holton, Rebecca (Jonathan) Harris of Sheridan, Ruth Hughes of Westfield, and Jane (Walt) Richey of Osgood; three step-sons Howard (Martha) Morgan, Jr. of North Vernon, Donald (Beverly) Morgan of Huntington, and David (Loretta) Morgan of Hayden; one step-daughter Twyla (Leonard) Waller of Versailles; 31 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; four brothers Paul Hughes of Anderson, South Carolina, Raymond Hughes of St. Louis, Don (Nancy) Hughes of Columbus, and Marlin (Mary) Hughes of Osgood. He was also preceded in death by his sons James and Steven, and his daughter Darlene. Mr. Hughes attended the Fowl School in Jackson Township and was a 1939 graduate of Napoleon High School. He was a retired farmer and had sheared sheep for many years in the community. David was an Army veteran of WWII where he served on a Coxswain Landing Craft. He served in New Guinea, the Southern Philippines, and the Luzon and received the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with four bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze stars, Bronze Arrowhead, and the WWII Victory Medal. David was a member of the Holton Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Leonard Waller officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Friday from 4pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Walter E. Grills, 68, of Benham passed away Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born in Cincinnati on October 24, 1943 the son of James and America Dezarn Grills. He was married to Genevieve Poling and she survives. Other survivors include one son Ricky (Amy) Grills of Benham; one daughter Kimberly (Eric) Benz of Sunman; one grandson Ryan Benz; two sisters Glenna (Bernie) Ward and Shirley (Dennis) Culp both of Osgood. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers James Grills and Glenn Grills. Mr. Grills worked as a meat cutter and store manager for the Regal Grocery in Osgood and also for Purdumís Grocery in Versailles. He retired from Reliance Electric. Walter attended the Concord Wesleyan Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 12th at 10:30am at the Concord Wesleyan Church with Rev. Jerry Vandervort officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Concord Wesleyan Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Judy C. Groves, 71, of Dabney passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Arbor Village in Greensburg. She was born at Carr Creek in Knott County, Kentucky on June 17, 1940 the daughter of William and Ethel Young Collins. She was married to Henry Groves on July 22, 1961 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons Eric Groves of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and Jeff (Laura) Groves of Dillsboro; grandchildren Sierra, Dylan, Zachary, and Sean Groves; one sister Deborah (Glenn) Dieckmann of Crawfordsville; three brothers Palmer (Wanda) Collins of Lookout, Ray (Janice) Collins of Batesville, and Darol (Toni) Collins of Greensburg; brother-in-law Lester Gutapfel of Sunman.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Sue Gutapfel. Mrs. Groves was a 1958 graduate of Napoleon High School, was a former employee of Hill-Rom in Batesville, and was a homemaker. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 11th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Paul Wenning officiating. Burial will be in the Adams Lutheran Church Cemetery near Batesville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimerís Association or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

 

Rosetta M. (Rosie) Magner, 68, of Dewberry passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at her home. She was born at Carrollton, Kentucky on October 12, 1943 the daughter of Walter and Mary Smith Wright. She was married to Gary Smith and he preceded her in death on February 21, 1988. She was married to Mike Magner on December 1, 1990 and he survives. Other survivors include her mother Mary Wright of Hanover; her mother-in-law Lillie Falch of Dewberry; one son Sean (Chelsea) Smith of Greensburg; one daughter Melissa (Tracy) Weatherford of Dillsboro; step-children Michael Magner of Batavia, Ohio and Josh Davis of Cincinnati; 5 grandchildren; one sister Patsy (Bill) Nowland of Martinsville; two brothers Leslie (Judy) Wright and Michael (Diane) Wright both of Madison.  She was also preceded in death by her father. Mrs. Magner was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School and was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. Rosie was Director of Operations for the NMLRA where she was employed for 39 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 7th at 10:30am at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in St. Paulís Cemetery at Dewberry. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Robert L. Kieffer, 77, of New Marion passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born near New Marion on March 31, 1935 the son of Edward and Loretta Schafer Kieffer. He was married to Martha Caplinger on October 17, 1959 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Bob (Regina) Kieffer of Olean; four daughters Pam (Jeff) Mercer of Bargersville, Ann (John) Dicken of Holton, Mari (Jeff) Thielking of Batesville, and Libby ( Greg) Scott of Versailles; grandchildren Ashley (Jake) Werner of Rexville, Jeffrey Mercer and his fiancť Stephanie Goedde of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Abby, Allie, and Joseph Dicken of Holton, Lauren and Vanessa Thielking of Batesville, Joseph Mercer of Whiteland, and Anthony Mercer of Bargersville; great-grandchildren Aubrey and Landon Werner and Aaden and Brantley Dicken; two sisters Helen Richards and Agnes Meltzer both of Shelbyville; one brother  Edward (Sarah) Kieffer of Mt. Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Florence Brown and Elizabeth McMahan, and his grandsons Phillip Thielking and Daniel Mercer. Mr. Kieffer was a 1953 graduate of New Marion High School and was a member of St. Magdalene Catholic Church in New Marion. He was a farmer and had worked as a custodian for the Versailles, Holton, and South Ripley schools. Bob enjoyed hunting and loved the Lord and his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 5 at 10am at St. Magdalene Catholic Church in New Marion with Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in North Madison. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rosary services at 7:30pm. Memorials may be given to the Daniel Mercer Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Charles Collier, 96, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Waters of Batesville. He was born at Manchester in Dearborn County on August 24, 1915 the son of Charles and Annie Ridel Collier. He was married to Edna Mae Brooks on August 7, 1960 and she preceded him in death on March 23, 1995. Survivors include two sons Frank Collier of Versailles and Gary Collier of Vevay; one daughter Judy Goins of Versailles; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brother George Collier, and his sister Gertie Brinson.  Mr. Collier was an Army veteran of WWII and received the American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.  Charles was a former employee of Rex Chain Belt in Madison and was a member of the Versailles American Legion. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 30th at 2pm at the Grandview  Memorial Garden near Madison with Dale Day officiating. Visitation will be Friday at 1pm at the Versailles Church of Christ. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Daryl E. Stutler, 75, of Milan passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born near Milan on July 7, 1936 the son of Arnold and Laura Elrod Stutler. He was married to Dolly McClure on May 23, 1959 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Jeff (Jeri) Stutler and Chris Stutler both of Milan; granddaughters Karisa (Brian) Voss, Kayla Stutler, and Kelly Stutler all of Milan; great-grandchildren Ethan, Braden, Jackson, and Emma Voss; two brothers Gary (Judy) Stutler of Friendship and Ronald (Janet) Stutler of Versailles; two sisters Roberta Ashcraft of Milan and Margie (Bud) Stevens of Moores Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Wallace, Merle, and Ernest Stutler. Mr. Stutler was a 1955 graduate of Milan High School and was a truck driver for Quality Carriers in Indianapolis. He was also a former employee of Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg and owned and operated JDS Carton Assembly plants in Saginaw, Michigan and Peoria, Illinois and also owned and operated Stutler Paving in Milan. Daryl was a member of the Milan Masonic Lodge and the First Southern Baptist Church in Versailles. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 30th at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Carter Corbrey officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the First Southern Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Linda Bultman Walke, 44, of Napoleon passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Indiana Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born at Batesville on November 22, 1967 the daughter of Cecil, Jr. and Mary Cook Bultman. She was married to Dan Walke on October 12, 1991 and he survives. Other survivors include her mother Mary Bultman of Napoleon; daughters Kayla (Ron) Reynolds, Samantha Walke, and Tori Walke all of Napoleon; granddaughter Hannah Reynolds; three sisters Judy Bultman and companion Dan Mulford  and Karen (Bill) Huff both of Osgood, and Sue Ann (Jerry) Kruger of Franklin; and her mother-in-law Emma Walke of Napoleon.  She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents Cecil and Alice Bultman and Clarence and Edna Cook, her brother Karl Bultman, and her father-in-law Kenny Walke. Mrs. Walke was a 1985 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and attended beauticians school. She was a former employee of Arbys in Batesville, the Jay C in Osgood, and had done hair for the Design Team in Osgood. She and her husband were former owners of the D & L Beauty College in Columbus and Linda was a sales representative for Thirty-one brand purses. She had also been a bus driver for Jac-Cen-Del for 16 years. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Napoleon and attended St. Maurice Catholic Church. Linda was also a member of the Osgood Lions Club. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 26th at 11am at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Gary Groth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2pm 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 Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship Fund or the Napoleon Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

 

Nelson Dilk, 87, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Salem Crossing in Salem. He was born in the Marble Corner community in what is now the Jefferson Proving Ground on February 3, 1925 the son of C. Harvey and Sina Ellen Wright Dilk. He was married to Dorothy Johnson on December 16, 1942 and his wife of 69 years survives. Other survivors include one son Marvin Dilk of Holton; one daughter Patty Campbell of Salem; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Nelson Edward Dilk, grandson Jimmy Campbell, his parents, and his brothers Clarence, Ralph, Delbert, and Floyd Dilk. Mr. Dilk was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church at Versailles. In his younger years, Nelson was employed with Arvins in Columbus and had also worked at White Castle in Indianapolis. He was also a farmer, hauled water in the Versailles community, and was a school bus driver for Versailles and South Ripley for 25 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 24th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. Garland Rudd of the Cedar Creek Community Church officiating. Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimerís Association or the Marble Corner Cemetery in Care of the funeral home.

 

Betty Mae Carlson, 85, of Milan passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 at her nephewís house in Sunman. She was born in Milan on April 21st, 1926 the daughter of Roy and Myra Hutcheson Stephens. She was had been married to Stanley Carlson and he preceded her in death on August 30th, 2000. Mrs. Carlson was also preceded in death by her daughter; Sharleen Knight in 1995. Other survivors include one granddaughter; Kimberly Knight Nylin of Avon, two great-granddaughters; Kelsey Nylin and Kyra Nylin both of Avon; one brother Maurice Stephens of Winter Haven, Florida. Mrs. Carlson was a retired Home Economics teacher for the South Ripley School Corporation, where she taught for 30 years. Mrs. Carlson was also a member of the Milan American Legion Post 235 Auxiliary and Milan VFW Auxiliary.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 24 at 2pm at the Milan American Legion. Memorials may be given to the Liver Foundation. Arrangements by Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

Charlotte Marie Terrican, 84, of Des Peres, Missouri died on 17 March 2012 in Philadelphia after a valiant struggle with lung disease.  Beloved wife of Robert Terrican for 62 years, dearest mother to her daughter, Anne (Raymond) Haddad of Berwyn, Pennsylvania and devoted grandmother to her grandchildren Kevin and Kelsey.   Charlotte was born in New Marion, Indiana on July 16, 1927 the daughter of Charles and Clara Matz Meierle.  She was known to her family as Margaret.  She left her home at 18 to work in Indianapolis and was employed by Eli Lilly Company. From there she moved to Los Angeles, CA and then to Northport, NY before settling in the Saint Louis area.   In California, Charlotte became an avid bowler, camper and hiker, and she developed a life-long love for golf.   Charlotte also started a floral design company, De Char, which she sold when her family moved to Long Island in 1971.  Upon moving to St. Louis in 1973, Charlotte returned to school and then worked at the Maritz L.L.C. for 7 years before retiring.  After retiring she added traveling, stitchery and antiquing to her hobbies.  Charlotte made many wonderful friends through her hobbies and sports.  Charlotte was devoted to her faith and was an active member of St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church. Besides her husband and daughter she is survived by two brothers Gary(Janet) Meierle of Benham and Harold Meierle of New Marion; her sister Genevieve Pickett of Los Angeles; and many loving nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Dalbert, Marcee, Charles, and Irvin Meierle, and her sisters Evelyn Meierle, Mary Gigerich,  and Ruth Burske. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 23rd, at 11am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Madison with Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will be in the St. Magdalene Cemetery at Madison. Visitation will be Friday beginning at 9am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.  Memorials may be given to the St. Magdalene Cemetery in care of the funeral home

 

James L. Pennington, 74, of Canaan passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born in Leslie County, Kentucky on March 12, 1938 and was married to Marilyn Thieman on May 29, 1990 and she survives. Other survivors include five sons Andrew (Rhonda) Lochard of Cross Plains, Chris (Melissa) Lochard of Madison, Fred (Susan) Pegg of Floyds Knobs, Charles L. Pennington of Canaan, and Jim Pennington of Hanover; three daughters Rebecca (Benny) Mohr of Versailles, Loretta Thompson of Dupont, and Gailia Cloud of Madison; 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Lindbergh (Shirley) Couch of Deputy; one sister Galyean (Bill) Morris of Canaan. He was preceded in death by his son Kevin Pennington and his brothers Pearl and Nathan. Mr. Pennington had worked for 15 years in the Terry Glenn Coal Mine in Kentucky. He was also a former employee of Grote in Madison and for the last 19 years he and his wife were meter readers for Canaan Utilities. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 21 at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Charles Miller, chaplain at Ripley Crossing officiating. Burial will be in the Canaan Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

Benjamin S. Franklin, 67, of Versailles passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his home. He was born near Holton on July 20, 1944 the son of Floyd and Ida Barricklow Franklin. He was married to Henrietta Sloan on January 1, 1986 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Benjamin Scott (Sandra) Franklin of Kendallville and Michael (Alecia) Franklin of Columbus; two step-sons Ronald (Brandi) Bowling and Donald (Dina) Bowling both of Greensburg; one step-daughter Cassandra (Rob) Dick of Lawrenceburg; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; three brothers Allen (Louella) Franklin, Gene (Shirley) Franklin, and Frank (Myrtie) Franklin all of Holton; three sisters Leota Conover of Holton, Rowena (Robert) Sanders of Murray, Kentucky, and Eva Mae (Charles) Wagoner of Lake Placid, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Franklin was a 1962 graduate of Holton High School and was employed with Cummins Engine Company in Columbus from 1963 to 1999 where he worked in shipping and handling. Ben was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church and the North Vernon Moose Lodge and was an avid golfer. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 19 at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

 

George Coldiron, 80, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the home of his nephew John Cornet. He was born at Wilhurst in Breathitt County, Kentucky on October 2, 1931 the son of James and Sara Trent Coldiron. Survivors include two sisters Geneva Horner of Dayton, Ohio and Opal Lewis of Booneville, Kentucky along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Frank and James, and his sisters Laura Coldiron, LaVerne Steele, and Hazel Coldiron. Mr. Coldiron was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church and was a former employee of the Ripley County Farm Bureau in Holton. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Rest Haven Cemetery at Edinburgh. Visitation will be Saturday from 9am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Holton Christian Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Barbara L. McGuire, 76, of New Marion passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born in Franklin, Ohio on June 14, 1935 the daughter of Jesse and Mamie Lamb Gross. She was married to J. T. McGuire on May 13, 1950 and he survives. Other survivors include four daughters Linda (John) Walston, Alice McGuire, and Marilyn McGuire all of New Marion, and Kim (Jim) White of Versailles; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; one brother Virgil Garrison of Ft. Myers, Florida; three sisters Geneva Pearson of Miamisburg, Ohio, Ernestine Bush of Berea, Kentucky, and Ruth Stevens of Franklin, Ohio. Mrs. McGuire was a homemaker and attended the Cavehill Church of God. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 13 at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rodney Cemetery near Westport. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

Delmar J. Bradley USAF Ret,76, of Westport passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. He was born at Lee City, Kentucky on July 3, 1935 the son of Wesley and Maize Miller Bradley.  He was married to Virginia Leahigh on October 24, 1958 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Jeff Bradley of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters Janet Bradley of Westport and Kelly Mann of Sellersburg; grandchildren Brandon, Emily, and Erica Bradley, and Samantha and Alexander Mann; five brothers Elmer (Sherry) Bradley of Dillsboro, Wesley (Carol) Bradley of Napoleon, and Earnie (Sue), Omer (Sue), and Mike (Pam) Bradley all of Versailles; four sisters Nellie Anis of Mason, Ohio, Fran (Roy) Powell of Columbus, Sue (Norman) Nelson of Butlerville, and Debbie (Bruce) Clowers of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Linda Bradley and Sidney Klusman. Mr. Bradley served in the US Army from 1953 to 1956 and served in the US Air Force from 1957 to 1977 where he retired with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. While in the Army he received the Korean Defense Service Medal and also received the Air Forceís Longevity Service Award, the Vietnam Service Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, and the Senior Aircrew Member Badge. In civilian life Mr. Bradley was an experimental machinist for Cummins Engine in Columbus. Delmar was a 1953 graduate of Holton High School and was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 12th at 11am at the Cedar Creek Community Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Visitation will be Sunday from 3pm to 6pm 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 Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Cedar Creek Church in care of the funeral home.

 

Linda S. Fleek, 59, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at her home in Versailles. She was born in Batesville on June 8th, 1953 the daughter of Scott Carter and Jeraldine Rouse McCracken of Rising Sun. Survivors include her mother, one daughter, Sue Ann Pratt; one brother James McCracken III of Rising Sun; one sister, JoAnn (Richard) Shillcut of Sedalia, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her father.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday, March 6th at 8:00pm at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Randy Thieman officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice.

 

Hilda Lustig, 86, of Versailles passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Holton on May 1, 1925 the daughter of Perrell and Florence Bostic Salyers. She was married to Howard Lustig on February 21, 1943 and he preceded her in death on December 18, 2007. Survivors include two grandsons Paul and Andrew Lustig; one brother Mark (Deanna) Salyers of Holton; one sister Shirley (Herbert) Brown of Barron, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son John, her sister Jane Paulsen, and her brother Paul Salyers. Mrs. Lustig was a 1943 graduate of Holton High School and she and her husband were former residents of Clarksville. She was a member of the Charity Baptist Church at Clarksville and had worked for Sears. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Anna Margaret Orr, 80, of Milan passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Dearborn County Hospital. She was born near Sunman on March 15, 1931 the daughter of Fritz and Anna Schmidt Knopf. Survivors include one son Mark (Wanda) Orr of Letts; two daughters Carol (Jim) Hull of Waycross, Georgia and Diane Orr of Westchester, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; three brothers Fred (Melvie) Knopf of Milford, Ohio, Henry Knopf of Cincinnati, and Robert (Gisele) Knopf of Holden, Maine; six sisters Liane (Andy) Beard and Elfriede Manning both of Cincinnati, Johanna (Wallace) Witte of Lawrenceburg, Nina (Joseph) Allen and Linda (Ed) Schwartz both of Moores Hill, and Emily (Mike) Kelly of Gaston; sisters-in-law Nancy Knopf of Milan, Shirley Knopf of Cleves, Ohio, and Sue Knopf of Princeton. She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Stephen and Daniel, and her brothers Ernest, Walter, and Carl Knopf. Mrs. Orr was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Stumpkeís Corner and was a former volunteer for the Dearborn County Hospital. Anna was an accomplished artist and her great joy in life was nurturing children, especially her nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3rd at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Stumpkeís Corner with Pastors Susan Socha and Will Sipe officiating. Burial will be in the church 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 donors choice.

 

Herbert Ruggles, 91, of Osgood, formerly of Versailles passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. He was born at Pierceville on September 20, 1920 the son of Chris and Ola Manley Ruggles. He was married to Ann Fryer on August 26, 1944 and she preceded him in death on September 21, 2005. Survivors include two sons Virgil (Carol) Ruggles of Osgood and Donald (Carol) Ruggles of Lincoln City; two daughters Kathy Ruggles of Avon and Janie (Willie) Grigsby of Versailles; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers Earl (Laverne) Ruggles and Ralph (Ruth Ann) Ruggles both of Milan. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Leroy and Newell Ruggles, and his sister Edith Eaglin. Mr. Ruggles was a former employee of Marble Hill and was also a self-employed carpenter. He was a 40 year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Herbert was also a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 29th at 1pm at the Cedar Creek Community Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be from 11am until time of services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Cedar Creek Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Dorothy Huntington, 79, of Friendship passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She was born at Olean on January 22, 1933 the daughter of William and Lucy Lomatsch Otte.  She was married to Larry ďWhiteyĒ Huntington on December 15, 1956 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons Tim (Jennifer) Huntington of Cross Plains and Mark (Mary) Huntington of Batesville; two grandchildren Hayley and Courtney Huntington; one sister Mrs. Marie Werner of Greenfield. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Ella West. Mrs. Huntington attended grade school in Friendship and was a 1951 graduate of Cross Plains High School. She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Olean. She was a former employee of the Friendship State Bank and along with her husband owned and operated Whiteyís Auto Shop in Friendship. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 23rd at 11am at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Ken Witt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Fire Department, St. Paulís Church, or St. Paulís Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Martha J. Smith, 70, of Ingalls passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 at her home. She was born at Noble in Breathitt County, Kentucky on January 7, 1942 the daughter of Henry and Sally Hadix Lovins. She was married to Ralph Smith on March 16, 1960 and he preceded her in death on July 28, 2009. Survivors include two sons Robert (Tina) Smith of London, Ohio and Ricky (Margaret) Smith of Ingalls; son-in-law Randy Buhrmester of Crawfordsville; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one brother Jim (Malena) Lovins of Milan; five sisters Geneva (Gary) Napier of Madison, Harriet (Howard) Cleeter of Lawrenceburg, Jean (Gilbert) Wilson of New Marion, Juanita Yeomans of Versailles, and Dottie (Bobby) Wood of Cross Plains. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Michele Buhrmester, grandson Richard Lee Johns, and her brothers Charles, John, and Kenneth Lovins. Mrs. Smith was a member of the New Marion Baptist Church and along with her husband owned and operated R & M Transport in Ingalls. She was also a member of the Pendleton Amvets, the Marysville, Ohio VFW, and was a life member of the Noblesville American Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21st at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Sherman Hughes of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the New Marion Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Howard (Bud) Barr, Jr., 75, of Sunman, formerly of Versailles,  passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Zanesville, Ohio on February 24, 1936 the son of Howard and Helen Brown Barr. He was married to Carol Bentley on February 9, 1957 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Risk (Rusti) Barr of Petersburg and Howard (Spud) Barr IV of Hanover; one daughter Becky (Brian) Brashear of Sunman; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Betty Lou Jones. Mr. Barr was a maintenance worker for Breed Power Plants in Fairbanks, Indiana and retired from Hoosier Energy doing sub-station maintenance. Bud was a member of the Sunman Southern Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 14th at 11am at the Sunman Southern Baptist Church with Rev. David Bentley and Rev. Chuck Gerring officiating. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison. Visitation will be Tuesday at the church from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Sunman Southern Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Willie H. Castle, 78, of Cross Plains passed away Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville. He was born at West Liberty in Morgan County, Kentucky on June 16, 1933 the son of John S. and Tybytha Engle Castle. He was married to Rita Williams on May 9, 1953 and she survives. Other survivors include five daughters Sandy (Kevin) Hensley of Versailles, Deborah Brock of Greensburg, Barbara Mason of Corbin, Kentucky, and Angela Abrams and Lori Castle both of Cross Plains; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild; two sisters Beulah McGee of Florida and Mary K. Lumpkins of West Liberty, Kentucky.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Bruce Sutton, Jr., son-in-law William Brock, his brothers Virgil, Denzil, and Robert Castle, and his sister Edith Burchett. Mr. Castle was retired from Thomas & Skinner in 1999 after 28 years with the company where he worked as a floor manager in Indianapolis and Osgood. Willie was also a farmer and attended the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Logan Fugate officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery at Cross Plains. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Salem Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Judy Tyler, 64, of Holton passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at her home. She was born at Austin on November 3, 1947 the daughter of Allen and Lois Trapp Roth. She was married to Tim Tyler on January 9, 1965 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons Jamie and Jessey Tyler both of Holton; two daughters Regina Ritchie and her companion Paula Watson of Holton and Tiffani (Ken) Campbell of Terre Haute; five grandchildren; two brothers Curtis (Joyce) Roth and Frank (Mary Etta) Roth both of Butlerville; three sisters Betty (Roy) Gunter of New Marion, Shirley Borders of Benham, and Donna (Marvin) Giddings of Greensburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter Natalie. Mrs. Tyler was a 1965 graduate of New Marion High School. She had worked in housekeeping and as an attendant at both Muscatatuck and Craigmont State Hospitals. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Ceburn Tyler and Frank Roth officiating. Burial will be in the Holton West Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital or the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Greg  Wehr and his wife Candy, both 55 of Versailles passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012. Greg was born at Batesville on March 8, 1956 the son of Arnold and Mary Lou Huneke Wehr and he and Candy were married on June 17, 1978. Candy was born at Batesville on May 9, 1956 the daughter of Hubert and Eva Fern Ricketts Jackson. Survivors include their daughters Dawn (Stephen) Powaga of Chicago, Holly Wehr of Greensburg, and Libby Wehr of Versailles; Gregís parents Arnold and Mary Lou Wehr of Batesville; Candyís parents Hubert and Eva Fern Jackson of Versailles; Gregís brothers Matt (Dee) Wehr of Greensburg and Curt (Michelle) Wehr of Batesville; Gregís sisters Nan (Richard) Mazzei of Zionsville and Sandra (Jack) Laugle of Whiteland; Candyís uncle Dale Ricketts of Kentucky and her cousin Jason (Stacie) Ricketts of Georgetown. Greg was a 1974 graduate of Batesville High School and attended Rose-Hulman at Terre Haute where he played basketball. He graduated from Purdue in 1978 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Greg farmed in the Versailles community and was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean and the Versailles Lions Club. He had served on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Indiana REMC for 15 years and was currently the boardís vice-president. Greg was a former IHSAA basketball official and had served as a volunteer coach for the junior high girls at South Ripley. He had received his private pilot license in 2006 and he and Candy enjoyed traveling. Candy was a 1974 graduate of South Ripley High School and received her BS degree in Elementary Education at Indiana State in 1978 and later obtained her Masterís Degree. She was a former teacher at South Ripley Elementary and was currently a National Consultant for Renaissance Learning in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. She too was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Olean and also the Delta Rho Chapter of Tri-Kappa. Candy enjoyed  gardening. Funeral services for Greg and Candy will be held on Friday, January 27 at 10:30am at the Family Life Center of the Versailles Baptist Church with Pastor Robin Owen of St. Paulís Lutheran Church at Crossroads officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3pm to 8pm also at the Family Life Center. Memorials may be given to the Wehr Scholarship Fund in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

Pauline ďPollyĒ Britt, 90, of Versailles passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at Morning View, Kentucky on June 7, 1921 the daughter of William and Sophie Carter Peebles. She was married to Bert Britt on June 2, 1945 and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2010. Survivors include one son Daniel Britt of Hamilton, Ohio; two daughters Linda (Mike) Alperin of Canton, Ohio and Sue (Marvin) McNew of Holton; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; one sister Nora (William) Springer of Indianapolis; one brother Jewell (Louise) Peebles of Burlington, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by her brother Virgil Peebles and her sisters Gladys Foster, Geraldine Bruce, Emaline Peebles, Bonnie June Patrick, and Evelyn Nuxoll. Mrs. Britt was a 1939 graduate of Holton High School. Polly enlisted in the Womenís Army Auxiliary Corp in 1942 and was stationed at Camp Polk, Louisiana. She served during WWII as a cryptographer, being discharged when the war ended in 1945. She was a former employee of Hil-Rom in Batesville and she and her husband owned and operated their Olde Things Shop in Versailles. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 26 at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Rosalie Baurley, 74, of New Marion passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at her home. She was born near Friendship on November 24, 1937 the daughter of Denton and Doris Folsom Fischvogt. She was married to George Baurley on July 13, 1957 and he survives. Other survivors include three daughters Cindy (Ken) Williams and Janet Baurley both of Indianapolis, and Nancy (Bryan) Dyer of Trafalgar; grandchildren Alex Williams and Kari (Joe) Lammers both of Indianapolis; great-granddaughter Mya Rose Lammers. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Jerry Fischvogt. Mrs. Baurley was a 1955 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a former employee of CVS in Versailles and also Mainsource Bank. She also had worked as a receptionist for Dr. Libunao in Versailles and had served as a deputy in the Ripley County Recorderís office. Rosalie was a member of St. Magdalene Catholic Church in New Marion. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 24th at 11am at St. Magdalene Catholic Church with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at North Madison. Visitation will be Monday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rosary services at 8pm. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the St. Magdalene Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Shirley Halcomb of Versailles passed away Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Indian River Medical Center in Sebastian, Florida. She was born at McKey in Owsley County, Kentucky the daughter of George and Vesta Metcalf Gabbard. She was married to George Halcomb on May 17, 1956 and he survives. Other survivors include two sons Richard (Karen) Halcomb and Joe (Susie) Halcomb both of Versailles; one daughter Karen (Jeff) Hafft also of Versailles; one step-son Randy (Carol) Holcomb of Versailles; 8 grandchildren; one sister Zella Cruncelton of South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Elbie, Ed, Fred, Jim, Benny, Bill, and Clarence Gabbard and her sisters Beatrice Hansmann, Christina Gray, and Rosemary Peters. Mrs. Halcomb was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church and the Versailles Chapter of the Eastern Star. Shirley and her husband owned and operated the Halcomb Home Center in Versailles. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20 at 11am at the Tanglewood Baptist Church with Minister Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3pm 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 Tanglewood Cemetery or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

 

Kathryn J. Manship, 88, of Osgood passed away Monday, January 9, 2012 at the home of her daughter near Commiskey. She was born near Holton on July 26, 1923 the daughter of Ben and Bertha Schrader Fangman. She was married to Leonard Manship on January 25, 1947 and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2007. Survivors include three daughters Deldea Klueber of Terre Haute, Germaine (Richard) Grapevine of Commiskey, and Mary Manship of Versailles; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Manship was a 1941 graduate of Osgood High School, received her Bachelors degree from Indiana State in 1945 and her Masters degree in education from Ball State in 1971. She was a former educator having taught special education, speech, drama, and English in Kokomo, New Point, Napoleon, and Holton over a span of 20 years. Kathryn was a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood and was a member and former director for the Ripley County Historical Society. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 12 at 10am at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 6:45pm. Memorials may be given to St. Johnís Catholic Church or the Ripley County Historical Society in care of the funeral home.

 

Cassie P. Flint, 100, of Versailles passed away Friday, January 6, 2012 at Hickory Creek at Greensburg. She was born near Milton in Trimble County, Kentucky on April 12, 1911 the daughter of Dalton and Ammie Jenkins Handlon. She was married to Willard Flint on April 10, 1929 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1986. Survivors include one daughter Sondra Nickell of Greensburg; three sons Wilferd Flint of Cross Plains, Larry (Tara) Flint of Vevay, and Doug (Janet) Flint of Greensburg; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Dutch, Roy, and Woodrow Handlon, and her sisters Helen Hafft, Ruby Woosten, and Margie Zettlemeyer. Mrs. Flint was a homemaker and a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. She served as matron of the Ripley County Jail during the time her husband was sheriff from 1960-1964. Cassie also assisted her husband as a fishing guide at Loxahatchee Recreation Center in the Everglades, Florida. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 10th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

 

Mary Brison, 63, of Delaware passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012 at her home. She was born at Milan on February 14, 1948 the daughter of Charles and Evelyn Stainton Noel. She was married to Ernest Brison on April 19, 1968 and he preceded her in death on February 5, 2011. Survivors include her mother Evelyn Folsom of Versailles; one daughter Joy Faulkner of Minnesota; two sons John (Chrissy) Brison and Justin (Amanda) Brison both of Delaware; 7 grandchildren; one brother Charles Noel of Versailles; one sister Betty St. John of Versailles; one half-brother Edwin Noel of Greendale. Mrs. Brison had worked had the Muscatatuck State Hospital as a nurse. Services will be held Thursday, January 12th at 6pm at the Hope Baptist Church near Dillsboro with Rev. Tom Holt officiating. Memorials may be given to the donors choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

 

 

 

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