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June 28, 2005

Mary Louise Owens
Mary Louise (Wray) Owens, 58, of Hanover, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison. She was born June 11, 1947 at Flat Woods, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph Wray and Virginia (McKenzie) Wray, both deceased. She married Frank A. Owens, Sr., on October 1, 1978 and he preceded her in death in April 1987.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Jo Owens of Greensburg, Regina Kinman and companion Jerry Lyon of Madison, Cindy Mardello and husband James, Dianna Madden and husband Chad, all of Hanover; two sons, Charles "Tommy" Gross of Madison, Frankie Owens and fiancÈe Christy Temple of Madison; one brothers, Dewey Wray of Flat Woods, KY; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Her first husband, Charles E. Kinman, preceded her in death in 1978.
Mrs. Owens was a 1966 graduate of Russell High School in Russell, Kentucky. She was employed as a waitress for the former Sirloin Stockade in Madison. She was a member of the Bethany Circle of King's Daughters' and the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Madison.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 25, 3:00 p.m. at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home, Madison with Rev. Gregory Russell and Rev. A. Franklyn Brooks officiating. Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.
Memorials may be made to the family through the funeral home.

Donald Edward Conboy
Donald Edward "Don" Conboy, 76, of Madison, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison. He was born July 2, 1928 in Weatherford, Texas, the son of Thomas R. Conboy and Margaret Wohlfiel Conboy, both deceased. He married Joanna M. (Herkert) Conboy and she preceded him in death on May 7, 2005.
Survivors include one son, Scott E. and wife Elsa R. Conboy of Madison; three grandchildren; one sister, Kitty Siegler of Longview, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Gerald Dome of Montrose, CO., Harry Herkert of Colusa, CA; four nieces and other relatives. His parents, one son, Richard Donald Conboy and four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Mr. Conboy was a construction project manager for many years. He served at the chief mechanical inspector for the state of California. He was the co owner of the Scotella Winery and Restaurant in Madison for ten years. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 2, at 1:00 p.m. at the Conboy home, 1000 E. Dugan Hollow Road, Madison. A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Boulder, Colorado.
Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home, Madison is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Smith
Evelyn Smith, 94, of Versailles, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, Madison. She was born March 11, 1911 in Benham, the daughter of Charles and Dora (McCoy) Ehlers, both deceased. She married Chancey Smith on October 21, 1937 and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1960.
Survivors include two sons, Lamar and Mary Buchanan Smith of Versailles, Dennis and Barbara Smith of Madison; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daugther, Jean McLean on May 20, 1996 and one brother Gilmore and one sister, Helen Smith.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Benham United Methodist Church and the Correct Homemakers Club.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, 9-11 a.m. at the Benham United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Benham Cemetery or the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department.
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma V. Bertram
Thelma V. Bertram, 93, of Batesville, died Saturday, June 25, 2005 at Hospitality Hall, Batesville. She was born November 3, 1911, the daughter of John and Bertha (Gilbert) Wiechers, both deceased. She married Robert Ake in 1936, and later married Harvey Smith in 1957 and then married Herbert Bertram in 1988, all preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Roberta Breazeale of Demorest, GA.; one stepdaughter, Edith Zimmer of Batesville; two stepsons, Leslie Smith of Batesville and Paul Smith of Muncie; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death Edward and Dale Wiechers.
Mrs. Bertram was a member of the Batesville United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 29, at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 30, at 10 am, at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Marhanka officiating. Burial will be in the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point.
Memorials may be made to Hospitality Hall in Batesville.

Anita A. Hansen
Anita A. Hansen, 94, of Batesville, died Friday, June 24, 2005 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. She was born January 11, 1911 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Mathias Weiss and Rose (Schmitt) Weiss, both deceased. She married W. Walter Hansen on November 21, 1936 at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Chicago, Illinois and he preceded her in death on October 20, 1996.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen Hansen of Chicago, Illinois; one son, William Hansen of Nigeria: eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Hansen; one son, J. Michael Hansen; one sister, Della Weis; four brothers, Arthur, Erwin, Mathias and Harold Weiss and one grandson.
Mrs. Hansen was a homemaker and a member of the Holy Family Church in Oldenburg.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 27, 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Church, Oldenburg with Rev. John Turnbull officiating. Burial was in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Batesville Public Library or to the J. Michael Hansen Cancer Center.
Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville was in charge of the arrangements.

Eva L. Richardson
Eva L. Richardson, 92, of Milan, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg. She was born January 6, 1913 near Milan, the daughter of Herman and Rose (Reinhardt) Bohner, both deceased. She married Thomas Z. Richardson on August 1, 1931 and he preceded her in death on September 16, 1981.
Survivors include two sons, Harvey T. (Nancy) Richardson of Hebron, Kentucky, Carl J. (Marjorie) Richardson of Marion, Iowa; two daughters, Shirley Bocock of Milan, Darlene K. (Tom) McGovern of Marion, Iowa; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Her husband and two sisters, Jeanette Bohner and Dorothy Thompson preceded her in death.
Mrs. Richardson was a homemaker and had worked at Naas Canning Company in Sunman and as a cook at Koch's Brauhaus at Oldenburg and at the Hanging Tree in Versailles. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Stumpke's Corner and the Ladies Aid of the church.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 28, 6-8 p.m. slow time at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 29 at 11 a.m. slow time at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stumpke's Corner with Pastor Richard Mackey officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Milan Rescue 30 or to the Milan Fire Department.

Herbert W. Stegemiller
Herbert W. Stegemiller, 89, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at his residence. He was born May 6, 1916 in Dearborn County, the son of William and Mabel Cutter Stegemiller, both deceased.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ruth; seven children, Susan (Charles) Hoffman of Greensburg, Mary (Michael) Pendleton of Orlando, Florida, Ruth (Mike) Magary of Evansville, Lisa (Gordon) Peake of Evergreen, CO, Priscilla (Edmund) Lawler of Chicago, IL., Dr. Matthew (Jane) Stegemiller of Indianapolis and Andrew (Lyn) Stegemiller of South Bend. He is also survived by 16 grandsons and three granddaughters; sisters, Ruth Marsh and Jeanette Tufts and one brother, Paul "Mike" Stegemiller. He was preceded in death by brothers, Howard and Francis Stegemiller.
Mr. Stegemiller was an army veteran of WWII where he served with the First Armored Division in England, Africa, and Italy from 1941 to 1945. He worked for 33 years for Indianapolis Power and Light Company retiring 1978 as an electrical foreman at IPL's E.W. Stout Generating Station. He was a beekeeper. He was a member of the IPL American Legion Post #300 and Shelby Masonic Lodge No 28.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. at the Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with burial following in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Hildegard 'Hilde' Pollard
Hildegard (Hilde) Pollard, 73, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2005 at her residence. She was born September 3, 1931 in Susan, Germany, the daughter of Gotthilf and Babbette Beuttenmueller, both deceased. She married William 'Bill' Pollard on June 11, 1956 in Speicher, Germany and he survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Bill Pollard, Jr., Rick Pollard and wife Vicky, Ron Pollard; one daughter, Regina 'Gina' Pollard, all of Versailles; two brothers, Vernon Beuttenmueller and Albert Beuttenmueller of Germany and seven grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Mr. and Mrs. Pollard moved to Versailles in May of 1971 after husband, William retired from the Airforce after 20 years of service. They purchased what was then called the Gayway and renamed it Pollard's Bowl. She ran the youth program at the bowl for 34 years where she was a certified coach. She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary of Versailles and charter member of the Moose in Osgood.
Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, June 28, 4-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles. The Leora Weare Unit #173 Auxiliary will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 29, 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Brother Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.
Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church.

Loretta G. Niese
Loretta G. Niese, 94, of Greensburg, died Friday, June 24, 2005 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greensburg. She was born June 21, 1911 in Middletown, Ohio, the daughter of Frank Werner and Margaret Becker Werner, both deceased. She married Lawrence Niese on May 9, 1936 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he preceded her in death on February 25, 1982.
Survivors include four daughters, Lavina Gutzwiller of Cincinnati, Kathleen Ditlinger of Carmel, Virginia Schmaltz of Osgood, Charlene Hountz of Greensburg; six sons, Russell of Columbus, Alvin of Indianapolis, Andrew of Harrison, Ohio, Harold of Trinidad, Ohio, John of Franklin, Ohio, Raymond of Greensburg; 42 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rita Kinker; one son, Kenneth Niese; two sisters, Rose Hartman and Helen Werner; five brothers, Carl, Paul, Herman, Frank, Raymond Werner and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Niese was a homemaker and a member of the St. Louis Church and the St. Louis Ladies Society.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at the St. Louis Church, Batesville with Rev. Daniel Mahan officiating. Burial will be in the St. Louis Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville was in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Collins
Paul Collins, 84, of Versailles, died Friday, June 24, 2005 at his residence. He was born June 14, 1921 in Lone Mountain, Tennessee, the son of J.B. and Sally Elizabeth (Hayes) Collins, both deceased. He married Edna (Wininger) Collins on November 21, 1940 and she preceded him in death on February 24, 2001.
Survivors include four sons, Richard Collins of Seattle, Washington, David Collins of Versailles, Robert Collins of Vevay, John Collins of Holton; six daughters, Judy Adams of Milan, Trudy Savage of Greendale, Margie Bleier of Erlanger, Kentucky, Eileen Oliver of Anchorage, Alaska, Sally Brogan of Vevay, Susan Walker of Versailles; one sister, Martha Sorg of Florida; 39 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Marvin Collins and three daughters, Monetta, Dorean and Loretta Collins and three brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Collins was a painting contractor for Maumee Chemical Co., and had also worked at the Moscow Power Plant. He served in the Army in WWII.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. slow time, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Rev. Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be in the New Craven Cemetery, Milan with military graveside rites conducted by the Milan Legion Post #235.
Memorials may be made to the Dearborn County Hospice.

June 21, 2005

John Charles Hayes
John Charles Hayes, 68, died Friday, June 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Sharon F. Hayes of Tallahassee, Florida.
Other survivors include three sons, Daniel M. Hayes of Tallahassee, Joel C. Hayes of Cumberland, MD., and Peter John Hayes of Knoxville, TN., two daughters, Rachel H. Hauck of Palm Bay, Florida, and Rebekah E. Gunter of Versailles; two brothers, David R. Hayes of Meade, AZ., and Philip B. Hayes of Erie, PA; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hayes received his degree in architecture from Ohio State University and was a president of the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He also received a Bachelor of Divinity from Oral Roberts University and worked on his Master of Divinity as Asbury Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky. He was a former member of the pastoral staff of Versailles Christian Assembly in Indiana and served as an elder at Wildwood Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7, at the Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, North Florida Chapter, in Jacksonville.

Judy A. Hall
Judy A. Hall, 50, of Milan, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2005 at her residence. She was born at Indianapolis on July 19, 1954, the daughter of Don and Julia Patricia Grimes Gastino. She was married to Gary Hall on June 19, 1976 and he survives.
Other survivors include her daughters, Jennifer Hall of Indianapolis, Elizabeth "Liz" Hall of Milan; her parents, Don and Pat Gastino of Indianapolis; her father and mother-in-law Clay and Audrey Hall of Milan; one brother, Donnie Gastino of Mooresville; four sisters, Paula McCullough and husband Bill of Mooresville, Donna Markowitz and husband Wes of Winston-Salem, NC, Kim Miller of Indianapolis and Patty Overton and Jason of Mooresville, along with several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Hall was a 1972 graduate of Ben Davis High School and a 1976 graduate of the University of Indianapolis where she received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She received her Masters Degree in 1980 from Ball State University. She had been an elementary teacher at Jac-Cen-Del since 1976. She was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles and also of the Delta Rho Chapter of Tri Kappa. Mrs. Hall had been a member of the Central House Players and the Ripley County Harmonettes.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles with Rev. Michael Hendrix officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles.
Memorials may be given to the Judy Hall Scholarship Fund in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Judy R. Meyer
Judy R. Meyer, 60, of Dillsboro, died Saturday, June 18, 2005 at Ross Manor at Dillsboro. She was born July 4, 1944 in Milan, the daughter of John R. and Evangeline Eleanor (Louden) Peters, both deceased.
Survivors include two daughters, Karlita Kay Meyer of Moores Hill, Donna Sue Grehl of Moores Hill; one brother, Bob Peters of Waverly, Ohio; three sisters, Virginia Thompson of Belle Center, Ohio, Carol Eberts of Hamden, Ohio, Janet Cox of Chillicothe, Ohio; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and grandmother, Lottis Louden.
Ms. Meyer was a former employee of the cafeteria department of South Dearborn Community School System; a former employee of Ullrich's Drug Store at Aurora and Weavers Feed Supply. She was a member of the Mt. Sinai United Methodist Youth Fellowship; was a member of the United Methodist Women; the Full Gospel Association; the Nut-n-Funny Clowns and Emmaus.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 22 at Mt. Sinai Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m. fast time at the church with Pastor Edward Scherer-Berry officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Sinai or Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church or the Cedars of Lebanon.
Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill is handling arrangements.

Richard Purvis
Richard Purvis, 36, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at his residence. He was born at New Albany on November 27, 1968, the son of Ernie and Nancy Napier Purvis. He was married to Bobbi Shelton on July 18, 1998 and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Megan Purvis at home; parents Mike and Nancy Daughtery of Versailles; sister Denessa (Dee-Dee) Benkie of Versailles; brother Bryce Purvis of Cincinnati; half brothers, Steven Purvis of Lexington, Kentucky and Jeff Purvis of Bear Branch and half sister, Robin Naegele of Lanesville. He was preceded in death by his father Ernie Purvis and his maternal grandmother, Ruth Napier.
Mr. Purvis was a 1987 graduate of South Ripley High School and had been an equipment operator for the Southeastern Indiana REMC since 1987. He was a member of the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department and was currently serving as chief. He was also a member of the Ripley County Fire Chiefs Association, Indiana Fire Chiefs Association and had been a member of Rescue 69 and Task Unit 1.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at the South Ripley High School. Burial followed in the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles.
Memorials may be given to a fund for Megan Purvis in care of the funeral home.
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.skfuneralhomes.com.

Richard W. Taylor, Jr.
Richard W. Taylor, Jr., 38, of Dillsboro, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at his residence. He was born May 7, 1967 in Lawrenceburg, the son of Richard W. and Lois (Tingle) Taylor, Sr., and they survive in Dillsboro.
Other survivors include one brother, James A. Taylor of Dillsboro; two sisters, Darlene Craigmile, Charlene Stroop, both of Dillsboro and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 17, 12 noon at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Rev. Braxton Baker officiating. Burial was in the New Craven Cemetery, Milan.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Rosemary T. Zimmerman
Rosemary T. Zimmerman, 79, of Sunman, died Thursday, June 16, 2005 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. She was born February 9, 1926 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Clem and Mary Feist Lipps, both deceased. She married Harold Zimmerman and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2004.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna and husband Dale Bergman of Sunman; three sons, Gary and wife Linda Zimmerman of Sunman, Jeff and wife Beverly Zimmerman of Greensburg, Jim Zimmerman of Naples, Florida; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild and sisters, Vera Seevers of Sunman and Cecilia Neukam of Batesville. Her parents, husband and one brother, Joe Lipps preceded her in death.
Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker and a member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbell's Corner.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 20, 11 a.m., slow time at St. John Lutheran Church, Hubbell's Corner with Pastor William R. Powlen officiating. Burial was in the Evangelical Union Cemetery, Hubbell's Corner with prayers by the Ladies Auxiliary of Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 of the American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary of Kenneth L. Diver Post American Legion for completion of a new meeting room.

June 14, 2005

Carl A. Wettering
Carl A. Wettering, 78, of Batesville, died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at the Waters of Batesville. He was born March 7, 1927 in Batesville, the son of Joseph Wettering and Stella Youngman Wettering, both deceased. He married Ann Schath Wettering on November 25, 1950 at St. Louis Church in Batesville and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Lynne Schene of Indianapolis, Connie Darringer of Sunman, Lisa Struewing of Batesville; two sons, Gary Wettering of Batesville, William Wettering, of Greensburg; two sisters, Rose Fullenkamp of Oldenburg, Sally Miller of St. Petersburg, Florida, two brothers, Leo Wettering of Batesville, Robert Wettering of Dillsboro; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
One sister, Marie Bland and one brother, Harry Wettering preceded him in death.
Mr. Wettering was an engineer at Batesville Casket Company working in research and development for 35 years before retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the navy. He was a member of the St. Louis Church in Batesville, the Prell Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Ripley County VFW Post #3183.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 13, 10 a.m. at the St. Louis Church, Batesville with Rev. John Turnbull officiating. Burial was in the St. Louis Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Edward C. Mosmeier
Edward C. Mosmeier, 82, of Sunman, died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at Hospice of Dayton, Ohio. He was born May 5, 1923 near Sunman, the son of Louis and Mabel Huber Mosmeier, both deceased. He married Helen Reddert and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Nancy A. Roberson of Dayton, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Linda Mosmeier of Laurelville, Ohio; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One son, Bill Mosmeier preceded him in death.
Mr. Mosmeier was retired from General Electric-Evendale, Ohio, where he was a tool and die maker. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He was a member of the Sunman Community Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 13, 11 a.m. at the Sunman Community Church with Pastor Dan Steffen officiating. Burial was in the St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sunman Community Church or Hospice of Dayton.
Cook Funeral Home, Sunman was in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin Keith Bartlow
Edwin Keith Bartlow, 54, of Batesville, died Saturday, June 11, 2005 at his residence. He was born December 16, 1950 in Clinton, the son of Max and Maxine (Shappard) Bartlow and they survive. He married Jennifer Hill in Versailles and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Courtney Hostetler and husband Brian of Coatesville; one son, Chris Bartlow of Portsmouth, NH and one brother, Dennis Bartlow of Danville, Illinois.
Mr. Bartlow was an accountant for 29 years at Hill Rom. He graduated Valedictorian at Montezuma High School in 1969 and then graduated from Indiana State in 1973. He was an Indiana Jaycee Senator and past president for the Batesville Jaycees. He was also a member of the St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville and was a past elder and was on the finance committee and many other committees.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 14, 5-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. at the St. John United Church of Christ (Huntersville), Batesville with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial will follow in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be made to the St. John Scholarship Fund, Margaret Mary Community Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences can be made at meyersfuneralhome.com.

Lena G. (Wells) Bennett
Lena G. (Wells) Bennett, 93, Bennington, died Friday, June 10, 2005 at Scott Villa Living Center, Scottsburg. She was born August 9, 1911 in Washington

Misty Sue
Lynn Leasure

Misty Sue Lynn Leasure, 26, of Aurora, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at University Hospital, Cincinnati. She was born November 30, 1978 in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of R. Gary Leasure and Karen Lynn Oakley, and they survive.
Other survivors include a maternal grandmother, Marjorie (Snelling) Oakley of Dillsboro. She was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Robert M. Oakley, and paternal grandparents, Robert Eugene and Doris Mae (Hunt) Leasure.
Miss Leasure was a deli clerk.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m. at the Ulrich Filter Funeral Home, Dillsboro. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro.
Memorials may be made to the family.
You may send condolences to the family online at www.filterfuneralhome.com.

Marie F. Underwood
Marie F. Underwood, 77, of Correct passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born near Cross Plains on April 7, 1928, the daughter of Arnold and Elnora Schwake Werner. She was married to Max Underwood on June 21, 1952 and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Bruce Underwood and wife Mary Jean Wiegert of Bellingham, Washington, David Underwood and wife Julie of Correct; one daughter, Amy Underwood Kot and husband Mark Kot of Raleigh, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Ryan and Dylan Underwood and Jessica and Stefanie Kot. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one son Gary Underwood.
Mrs. Underwood was a 1946 graduate of Cross Plains High School, a homemaker and a member of the Correct Homemakers Club. She was also a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Women of the ELCA.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Rev. Marcus Felde officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in care of Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.
Online condolences may be made at www.skfuneralhome.com.

Nita Jean French
Nita Jean French, 77, of Batesville and formerly of Milan, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. She was born May 1, 1928 in Milan, the daughter of Brodus and Golda Claire (Tanner) Osborn. She married William Harold (Ike) French of Batesville and he survives.
Other survivors include one son, William N. French and wife Debra K. of Silver City, NM; one daughter, Shirley J. and husband James D. McGee of Antananarivo, Madagascar; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Almond Ned Liston in 1995.
Mrs. French was a former employee of REMC in Osgood for 28 years and had also worked at the White Pines Restaurant and in the assessor's office at the Ripley County Courthouse. She was a former member of the Milan United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11, 1 p.m., at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Rev. Tom Fehrman officiating. Burial was in the New Craven Cemetery, Milan.
Memorials may be made to the Milan Legion Post #235 or the Breast Cancer Society.

June 7, 2005

Harold Junior Lee
Harold Junior Lee, 59, of North Vernon, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital, North Vernon. He was born September 18, 1945 in Oneida, Kentucky, the son of Thomas Lee and Alice Davidson Lee, both deceased. He married Barbara Hardesty on July 3, 1969 in Osgood and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Derrick Lee and Tommy Lee, both of North Vernon; one daughter, Michelle Mathis of North Vernon; one stepson, Rodney Arney of Versailles; three brothers, Herman Lee of Milan, Kinnie Lee of Versailles, Arthur Lee of North Vernon; two sisters, Maudie Herbert of Millhousen, Louetta Sabino of Daytona, Florida and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Eugene Lee; one sister, Lorain Everage and two grandchildren, Christopher and Christian Lee.
Mr. Lee owned and operated Lee's Garage and 24-Hour Wrecker Service in North Vernon. He was in maintenance in the Jennings County Schools for 18 years prior to operating Lee's Garage.
He was a member of the North Vernon Masonic Lodge #59, Coffee Creek Conservation Club, Brush Creek Conservation Club and the American Trapshooters Association, all of North Vernon.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 6, at 11 a.m. at the Dove, Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home, North Vernon with Reverend Garland Rudd officiating. Burial was in the Vernon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Helen
L. (Bishop) Demaree

Helen L. (Bishop) Demaree, 86, of Madison, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison. She was born November 17, 1918 in Jefferson County, the daughter of Thomas Bishop and Lydia Bear, both deceased. She married James Lewis Demaree on May 21, 1935 and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1991.
Survivors include one son, Terry Demaree and wife Linda of Madison; two daughters, Debbie Demaree of Madison, Diane Lautrup and husband Norm of Banning, CA; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One son, Randall Demaree; one brother, Donald Bishop and one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Bishop, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Demaree retired in 1981 as sales clerk at the former Mills Department Store in Madison. She has also been a sales clerk at the former Bula's Dress Shop and the Town and Country Clothing Store. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of the former Central High School, and was a member of Alpha Theta Sorority of King's Daughters' Circle and was a former volunteer at King's Daughters' Hospital.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 5 at 1 p.m. at the Vail-Holt Funeral Home, Madison Chapel with Pastor Nancy Harmon Chizmar and Rev. Kenneth Schomaker officiating. Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, near Madison.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Southern Indiana Chapter.

James Wesley Thomas
James Wesley Thomas, 72, of Dillsboro, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 at his residence. He was born December 25, 1932 in Ghent, Kentucky, the son of Hubert Thomas and Pearl Martin Thomas, both deceased.
Survivors include seven daughters, Pam Roark and husband Steven of Bennington, Teresa Steuver and husband Russell of Dillsboro, Doris Cheatham and husband Chet of Bardstown, KY, Jamie Carracino and husband Steve of Fredericksburg, VA, Nancy Speer and husband Dell of Indianapolis, Crystal Arvaugh of Cadiz, KY, Heather Thomas of Portland; two sons, Calvin Thomas of Madison, James Thomas of Vevay; one brother, Gale Thomas of Patriot; one sister, Bernice Koons of Milan and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Thomas in 1965; two brothers, Harvey Eugene Thomas on April 13, 1951, Marvin Shirley "Merv" Thomas on November 2, 2003.
Mr. Thomas was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot and attended the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro. He worked for several years at North Bend Farms in Patriot and at Pearson-Hollowell Corporation in Lawrenceburg. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Army.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 5, 1 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay with Pastor Thomas Holt officiating. Burial was in the Vevay Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Vevay American Legion Post #195.
Memorials may be made to the Hope Baptist Church Building Fund.

John Henry Stork, Jr.
John Henry Stork, Jr., 88 of Osgood, died Thursday, June 2, 2005 at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg. He was born November 24, 1916 at Osgood, the son of John Henry and Maud Huntington Stork. He married Ella Mae Garber of Morgan City, Louisiana on December 27, 1947 and she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, John Henry Stork III of Osgood, Robert Franklin Stork of Cincinnati, Richard Garber Stork of Osgood; three sisters, Grace Landes, Ruby Biebel, Virginia Miller all of Osgood; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Two sisters, Mary Smith and Elizabeth Stork preceded him in death.
Mr. Stork was a teacher having taught at Milan High School for three years and Holton High School and teacher and coach. He was principal of Rising Sun High School for two years. He was a WWII Navy veteran where he served at skipper of the Naval Amphibious Ship operating with the 7th Fleet in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Osgood Masonic Lodge, Osgood United Methodist Church, the Wm. A. Gilland American Legion Post #267, 40 & 8 of Ripley County, B.P.O.E. Elks of Madison and the National Education Association.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 6, at the Osgood United Methodist Church, at 10:00 a.m. with burial in the Greendale Cemetery, Osgood with military graveside services conducted by the Wm. A. Gilland American Legion Post of Osgood and the Keene Kenneke VFW Post of Napoleon.
Memorials may be made to the Osgood United Methodist Church.
Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, handled arrangements.

Norman J. Brown
Norman J. Brown, 83, of Vevay, died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at Jewish Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky. He was born November 25, 1921 in Moorefield, the son of Ethol Brown and Gladys Shaw Brown, both deceased. He married Wilma Jean Allen Brown on December 18, 1948 and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Pam Brown of Dillon, Colorado; three sons, Barry Brown of Moorefield, Jerry Brown and wife Ann of Portland, Oregon, Douglas Brown and wife Julie of Moorefield; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
One son, Robert W. Brown and one brother, Julian S. Brown preceded him in death.
Mr. Brown was a 1939 graduate of Vevay High School. He was the owner/operator of Brown’s Implement at Moorefield since 1941 and Brown’s Mill from 1934 to 1950’s. He was a member of the Board of Director’s of the Moorefield Community Fire Department and a member of the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield. He was a member of the Board of Director’s of the S & O Farmers Mutual Insurance Company in Rising Sun.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 8, 3-8 p.m. and on Thursday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 with Rev. Chris Moore-Varble officiating. Burial will be in the Vevay Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Moorefield Community Fire Department.

Ralph Steven Tilley
Ralph Steven Tilley, 52, of Vevay, died Monday, May 30, 2005 at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison. He was born July 1, 1952 in Scottsburg, the son of Ralph W. Tilley and Jean Trowbridge Tilley and they survive.
Other survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Lauren Tilley of Morristown; two sisters, Claudia Jean Wendling and husband Fred of Burke, VA, Carol Lynn Tilly of Terre Haute; one niece, Elizabeth Marie Wendling; one nephew, Christopher Michael Wendling and five cousins.
Mr. Tilley was a 1970 graduate of the Culver Military Academy and a 1975 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in social science. He was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 3, 1:00 p.m. private with graveside services at the Vevay Cemetery. Ralph Tilley officiated the service.
Memorials may be made to the Switzerland County YMCA or the local animal shelter.
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay was in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Bricka
Walter Bricka, 96, of Versailles, passed away, Sunday, June 5, 2005 at the Silver Bell Nursing Home, Versailles. He was born near Milan on January 7, 1909, the son of Milton and Maggie Smith Bricka. He was married to Leona Ford and she preceded him in death on November 14, 1998.
Mr. Bricka was a truck driver for Seagram's for 25 years retiring in 1960. He was a member of the Aurora Eagles Lodge and he and his wife owned and operated a farm in Minnesota for several years.
Survivors include his niece, Karen Hillig of Versailles. His parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be held Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles with Rev. Charles Cole officiating.
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, is handling arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

 

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