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F. (Schwieterman) Bonta
Janet F. (Schwieterman), Bonta of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away,
Sunday, January 24, 2010. She was the daughter of the late William
Earl and Gertrude Meehan Schwieterman. She married Thomas L.
Bonta and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include children, Jeffrey (Devona) Bonta, Gwen (Michael)
Ewing, Dean (Sharon) Bonta; siblings, Earl and Stanley Schwieterman
and Carol Horstmann; 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband, son- Bradley
Bonta; and sister- Margaret Kotzbauer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 29 at
St. Margaret Mary Church North College Hill at 11 a.m. Friends
may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may
be given to the Clovernook Center for the Blind (700 Hamilton
Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239). Schaefer-Busby-Danner Funeral
Home, Cincinnati, OH, is in charge of arrangements.
Ione Susie Sherrill
Ione Susie Sherrill, 89, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away
January 21, 2010.
Survivors include sons, Norman, Toby and Jack (Delores) Ricketts;
daughters, Sandra (Melvin) Meisberger and Diana (Brad) Yoakum;
numerous grandchildren including: Julie (David) Underwood of
Versailles, Caroline (Jeff) Cumberworth of Holton, Debbie (Steve)
Gloyd of Osgood, Brian Meisberger of Versailles and Amy (David)
Fischmer of Madison; many great grandchildren and great great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul David
Ricketts; sisters, Thelma Walford and Ruth Larson; and brother,
Rev. Dale Hamilton.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 29, from 4-8 p.m. and one hour
prior to service. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday
at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville. Burial
will follow in the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens. Cole &
Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Luers, 82, of North Vernon, passed away Monday, January
26, 2010. Graveside services are being held today, Thursday,
at Finks Cemetery in Osgood at 2 p.m. Friends may call at the
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North
Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Joshua Samuel Gabbard, age 24, of Dillsboro, died Sunday morning,
January 17, 2010 very unexpectedly at Margaret Mary Community
Hospital in Batesville. He was born July 28, 1985 in Cincinnati,
Ohio, the son of Rick Gabbard and Tina Taylor Gabbard.
Surviving are his parents, Rick Gabbard and Tina Taylor Lepolt;
one brother, Gregory Lepolt II, of Cleves, OH; two sisters,
Tosha Gabbard-Jines, and her husband, Jeremy, of Aurora, and
Holly Lepolt, of Cleves, OH; one niece, Hailey Jines; grandparents,
Walter and June Holbrock, of Ross, OH, and Ron Taylor Sr; great
grandmother, Ethel Guard Meyer. He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Sam and Bessie Gabbard.
Josh attended grade school in Dillsboro, and high school in
Milan. He worked as a machinist in Cincinnati for Gerte Machine
Co. Josh enjoyed fishing, video games, collecting guns, and
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, January 21,
at 1:30 p.m. at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Friends
may meet his family from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday
at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro.
Memorials may be left at the funeral home for the family. Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro is in charge of arrangements
Shauna Lynne Hamilton, age 55, of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday,
January 13, 2010 at her home. She was born January 23, 1954
in Milan, the daughter of Lloyd Rullman and Dana Miller Rullman.
She married Roy C. "Chuck" Hamilton II in 1976 and
he preceded her in death on March 28, 1997.
Survivors include her mother, Dana Rullman, of Dillsboro; one
son, Cody Charles Hamilton, at home; two daughters, Kami Hamilton,
of Lawrenceburg, and Jessie Hamilton, at home; one grandson,
Gage; and sister, Sheila Creek, of Moores Hill. She was preceded
in death by her husband- Chuck, her father- Lloyd Rullman, and
two brothers- Ed and Mark Rullman.
Mrs. Hamilton worked as a temporary at Seagrams until the end
of September, when her illness forced her to retire. She was
a long time member of the American Legion Post 292 Auxiliary.
Friends may meet her family Friday, January 15, from 5-8 p.m.
at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Funeral services
will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church
in Farmers Retreat, with Pastor Richard Wilkie officiating.
Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Memorials may
be given to the family. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro
is in charge of arrangements.
Vincent Horton, 77, of Versailles passed away Monday, January
11, 2010 at the Ross Manor in Dillsboro. He was born near Versailles
on December 22, 1932 the son of Clifford and Garnet Alley Horton.
Survivors include two sons Milton (Lucy) Horton of Nashville,
Tennessee and Bret (Kletis) Horton of New Castle; five daughters
Inga (Scott) Guenther of Texas, Greta (Bill) Goble of Versailles,
Barbara (Preston) Barlow of Kentucky, Tanya (Theron) Smith of
Sumter, South Carolina, and Beth (Steven) Williams of Nashville,
Tennessee; several grandchildren; one sister Wilma Lou Clark
of Clarksville; one brother Ray (Kay) Horton of Florida. He
was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Phyliss
Mr. Horton was a 1951 graduate of Versailles High School. He
was a former terminal manager for Silgas. He was a member of
the Cedar Creek Community Church, the Versailles American Legion,
and the Ripley County Voiture 40 & 8. Mr. Horton was a veteran
of the US Army.
Services will be held on Friday, January 15 at 1 p.m. at the
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Theron Smith officiating.
Visitation will also be Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services.
The Versailles American Legion will conduct military services
Friday at the funeral home.
Eddie Wm. Kieffer
Eddie Wm. Kieffer, 67 of Osgood, passed away Sunday, January
10, 2010 at the Indiana Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. He was
born June 16, 1942 in Osgood, the son of James Wm. and Ruby
Murray Kieffer. He married Roselyn Miller and she preceded him
in death in 1976.
Survivors include daughter, Melissa (Hughie) Reed of Greensburg;
sisters, Janet (Dennis) Lippman of Madison, WI, and Lisa (Roger)
Carman of North Vernon; two grandchildren; two nephews and two
nieces. He was preceded in death by wife, Roselyn Miller Kieffer,
his son, Kenny Kieffer and his parents James and Ruby Kieffer.
Mr. Kieffer had worked approximately 37 years at the Osgood
REMC operating heavy equipment. He retired in the late 1970's.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at
Neals Funeral Home in Osgood with burial in the St. Johns
Catholic Cemetery in Osgood. Visitation is being held today,
Thursday, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be
given to the St. Johns Church in care of the funeral home.
Neals Funeral Home in Osgood is in charge of arrangements.
Frank Allen McGee
Frank Allen McGee, 76, of Madison, passed away, Sunday, January
10, 2010. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 15 at 11
a.m. at North Madison Baptist Church with burial in the Fairmount
Cemetery, both in Madison. Visitation is being held today, Thursday,
from 4-8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison
and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church.
The family requests memorials in memory of Frank to the Building
Fund of the North Madison Baptist Church, contribution cards
are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral
Center in Madison is in charge of arrangements.
Dexter A. Day, 59, of Versailles, passed away
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at his home. He was born at Rising
Sun on July 17, 1950, the son of Harlan and Effie Jones Day.
He was married to Claudette Hager on July 6, 1983 and she survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Mark (Angela Day of Lexington,
KY, Stacy (Kristin) Day of Salvisa, KY, Nathan Day of Lexington,
KY, and Jason Covert of Versailles; three daughters, Stephanie
(Keith) Copeland of Milan, Sherry (Bo) Copley of Williamson,
WV, and Donna Day of Cross Plains; 16 grandchildren; three brothers,
Clinton Day and Clayton Day, both of Versailles and Norman (Brenda)
Day of Osgood; and one sister, Rebecca (Jerry) Hunteman of North
Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two
brothers, Denver and Wendell.
Mr. Day was retired from the military where he served 22 years
with the army and marines and also with the Kentucky Army National
Guard. He served during the Vietnam War and received the National
Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal, and was also
qualified as a sharpshooter.
Mr. Day was a 1968 graduate of South Ripley High School and
was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 8 at 1 p.m.
at the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale Day and Randy Thieman
officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation
will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home in Versailles and from 12 p.m. until time of services on
Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the donors
Deloris Ison, 82, of Moores Hill, formerly of Aurora, passed
away Sunday, January 3, 2010 in Moores Hill. She was born Saturday,
April 30, 1927 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Harry Jackson
and the late Barbara Mindell Jackson. She married William "Bill"
Ison of Moores Hill and he survives.
Other survivors include son, Mark Ison of Moores Hill; daughter,
Janice Allen of Milan; brother, Junior Jackson of Aurora; nine
grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by son, Dany Wilson.
Mrs. Ison was a homemaker.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, Jan. 7, at
Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora at 11 a.m. with burial
following in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Aurora. Contributions
may be made to the Moores Hill Sparta Township Fire & Rescue.
Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and they will notify
the family of your donation. Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in
Aurora is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Dowdee, 89, of Aurora, passed away Monday, January 4,
2010. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, Jan.
7, at 11 a.m. at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with
Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial will follow in Hogan
Hill Cemetery at Aurora. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on
Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the
Moores Hill Senior Citizen Building. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home
in Moores Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Tammy Billingsley, 40, of Sunman, passed away Monday, January
4, 2010 in Sunman. She was born Thursday, February 20, 1969
in Dearborn County, the daughter of Barbara Billingsley Palmer.
Survivors include her parents, Barbara and Joe Palmer of Sunman;
daughters, Cassandra and Alisha Billingsley, both of Sunman;
brother, Charles (Christina) Billingsley of Osgood; nieces and
nephew, Katie, Devin, Alexandria "Chicken" and Brittany
Billingsley; grandmother, Evelyn Palmer of Sunman.
Ms. Billingsley worked as a dealer for Argosy Casino for 12
Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, January 8 at
the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Funeral services
will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with
Rev. Tommy Beatley officiating. Burial will follow in the St.
Pauls Cemetery in Sunman. Memorials may be given to the
family. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and they will
notify the family of your donation with a card. Rullman Hunger
Funeral Home in Aurora is in charge of arrangements.
Stanley E. Walston
Stanley E. Walston, 63, a lifelong Dillsboro area resident,
passed away Monday, January 4, 2010 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 18, 1946, the son of
Floyd Walston and Anna Redfern Walston.
Survivors include two brothers, Charles (Sue) Walston of Aurora
and Lloyd Walston of Dillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Floyd
Mr. Walston served his country in the US Air Force during the
Vietnam Conflict from 1964-1968. He was a carpenter by trade
and a member of the Union Local 126. He was also a member of
the American Legion Post 292 in Dillsboro.
Friends may meet with his family at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home
in Dillsboro on Saturday, January 9 from 10-11 a.m. with a memorial
service following. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer
Society. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is in charge
Edith Janet (Hilbert) Rayburn
Edith Janet (Hilbert) Rayburn, 94, of Center Square, passed
away Monday, January 4, 2010 at her home. She was born July
21, 1915 in Jennings County, the daughter of Jacob Walter and
Ethel Hilbert. She married Ollie Merrill Rayburn on August 2,
1936 in Ripley County and he preceded her in death on December
Survivors include four sons, Merrill (Alma) Rayburn of Vevay,
Ronald (Alice) Rayburn of Holton, Jerry (Cori) Rayburn of Fairfax
Station, VA, James (Phyllis) Rayburn of Broken Arrow, OK; two
daughters, Virginia (William) Roberts of Vevay, and Joanne (Gary)
Muzzillo of Edgewood, KY; 20 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren;
and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her parents, husband, sister- Bernice Ruggles, half brother-
Robert Hilbert, and grandson- Douglas Rayburn.
Mrs. Rayburn was a homemaker and worked in home nursing for
many years. She was a skilled seamstress, quilt maker, and accomplished
musician. She was a member of the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church
and Willing Workers Home EC Club and Missionary Group.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9, at 11 a.m.
at Union Flat Rock Baptist Church in Osgood with Bro. Kenny
and Carolyn Miller and Rev. Gary Shepherd. Burial will be in
the Flat Rock Cemetery in Osgood. Visitation will be from 5-8
p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral
Home in Vevay. Memorials may be given to the Union Flat Rock
Baptist Church, Flat Rock Cemetery or the donors choice.
Contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell
& Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is in charge of arrangements.
Carl William Frazier
Carl William Frazier, age 92, Brandenburg, Ky., (formerly of
Milan), passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Baptist
Hospital East surrounded by his loving family and the caring
staff of 4 North at Baptist Hospital East.
Carl was born July 26, 1917, in Florence, In. He proudly served
in the United States Army Air Corps as a marine engineer on
PT boats and as a deep sea salvage diver in the Pacific theater
during World War II. He was
an avid hunter, scuba diver and fisherman. His greatest love
was his family and his church. He retired from the Army Corps
of Engineers as the Lock Master at Canaveral Locks at Cape Canaveral,
Florida after 33 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Blanche
Frazier; a brother, Charles Frazier; two sisters, Margaret Holder
and Catherine Wallick; two daughters, Patricia Kash Koester
and Connie S. Ryan; two grandchildren, Carl Robert Frazier,
Jr. and Pamela Koester.
He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Ruth Cardinal
Frazier; two daughters, Carol (Bob) Bruns, Louisville, Ky.;
Sheri (Kory) Swenson, Ekron, Ky.;, a son, Carl R. (Peggy) Frazier,
Brandenburg, Ky.; two sisters, Juanita Sheldon and Mary Foutty,
both of Rising Sun;, twenty grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren
and 14 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 3 from the Chapel
of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. David Huff, officiating.
Burial, with full military honors, was held Monday, January
4, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, Ky.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to
Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1124, Brandenburg, KY 40108.
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