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Douglas L. Russell, Sr., 56, of Elrod passed away Monday, April
26, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. He was born
at Milan on September 10, 1953 the son of William and Evelyn
Rahe Russell. He was married to Judy Burford on December 23,
1970 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son Douglas (Kindra) Russell, Jr.
of Rising Sun; one daughter Renee (Scott) Huffman of Milan;
four grandchildren; one brother William (Judy) Russell, Jr.
of Batesville; one sister Rosella Duffy of Ellijay, Georgia;
his mother-in-law Mrs. Peggy Burford of Elrod. He was preceded
in death by his parents.
Mr. Russell was a 1971 graduate of Milan High School and was
employed as a truck driver with Grammar Industries. He attended
the Hope Baptist Church at Dillsboro and was vice-president
of the Washington Cemetery Board.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.
Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery at Elrod. Visitation
is being held today, Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30 a.m. until time of
services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the
Washington Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
David W. Hensley, 46, of Milan passed away Thursday, April 15,
2010 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at the
Christ Hospital on September 22, 1963 the son of Frances and
Norma Crowley Hensley. He was married to Barbara Bagley on September
20, 1986 and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Nathan Hensley and Aaron Hensley,
and one daughter, Rachel Hensley all at home; his mother, Mrs.
Norma Hensley of Milan; one sister, Charlotte (Doug) Norman
of Milan; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Patricia Booker of Lake City,
Michigan, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded
in death by his father, Frances Hensley, his brother, Eddie,
and his grandparents, Ed and Mabel Hensley and James and Christine
Mr. Hensley was a 1981 graduate of Milan High School. He received
his BS degree in engineering from Indiana State in 1986 and
received his Masters Degree from Kettering University in Michigan.
He had been employed with Hill-Rom in Batesville since 1988
where he worked as a mechanical design-engineering specialist.
David was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church where he
served as a deacon and youth leader. He was also currently serving
as president of the Ripley County Camp of the Gideons.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 19 at the Versailles
Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrel and Pastor Doug Norman
officiating. Memorials may be given to the Gideons or the Versailles
Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.
Lizzie Fisher (Beiler) Stoltzfoos
Lizzie Fisher (Beiler) Stoltzfoos, 88, of Rexville, passed away
Tuesday, April 20, 2010. She was born August 26, 1921 in Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Abram and Barbara (Fisher)
Beiler. She married Samuel Stoltzfoos and he preceded her in
death on February 21, 1995.
Survivors include one son, Christian (Sally) Stoltzfoos of Rexville;
one foster-son, Christian Stoltzfus of Christiana, PA; four
brothers, Ben Beiler of Gordonville, PA, John Beiler of Kinzers,
PA, Abram Beiler, USA, and Jonas Beiler of Kinzers, PA; two
sisters, Barbara Flaud of Gordonville, PA, and Annie Stoltzfoos
of Kinzers, PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded
in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Elam, Christian,
Jake, Henry and Amos Beiler; sisters, Rachel Beiler, Sarah Beiler,
Mary Zook, and Malinda Petersheim.
Lizzie was a homemaker and very active in farming the family
farm. She was employed as a clerk at the Valley Hardware in
Pennsylvania from 1995-2007. She resided with her son in the
Rexville community for the past year.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 10 a.m.
at the Christian Stoltzfoos Residence, 3589 West County Road
800 South, Versailles with burial in the Ridge View Cemetery
in Rexville. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is
in charge of arrangements.
Alice Rita Leedy, 89, of Lawrenceburg, a former resident of
Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Shady Nook
Care Center. She was born January 8, 1921 in Cincinnati, OH,
the daughter of John Ludwig and Caroline Cline Ludwig. On April
16, 1946, she married Willis Harvey Leedy and he preceded her
in death on August 18, 1996.
Survivors include three sons, Matthew A. (Angela) Leedy, of
Aurora, Greg (Nancy) Leedy, of Villa Hills, KY, and Jeff (Dietta)
Leedy, of York, PA; two daughters, Claudia Leedy, of Cincinnati,
OH, and Stephanie (Owen) Branam, of Wichita, KS; 16 grandchildren
and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
husband and one brother, Stanley Ludwig.
Mrs. Leedy graduated from Seton High School and Miller Business
College, both in Cincinnati, OH. While living in Dillsboro,
Alice and Willis and their family were communicants of St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Aurora. She was a member of the Dillsboro
Happy Homemakers Club for many years. In 2006, her health forced
her to move to Shady Nook Care Center.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 23,
at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aurora, with Fr.
Stephen Donahue as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph's
Cemetery in Cincinnati, OH. Visitation with the family will
be Friday, April 23, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers
Association. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is in
charge of arrangements.
Nita (Richmond-Hunter) Chase of Vero Beach, FL, passed away
Sunday, April 11, 2010. She was born on May 31, 1939, the daughter
of the late Forrest and Onita (Boyd) Richmond and had two brothers,
Charles Richmond of Indianapolis and Vern Richmond of Versailles
who preceded her in death.
She was married to the late Hager Hunter and is survived by
two children: daughter, Brenda (Ed) Ames of Fellsmere, FL, and
son, Bruce Hunter of Vero Beach, FL. She has two grandsons:
Todd (Christy) Manny of Vancover, WA and Travis Hunter of Chicago,
IL; a granddaughter, Katie Hunter of Hartsville, TN and two
great grandsons, Ryan and Jacob Manny.
Nita was a member of the Kings Baptist Church where she met
her husband Lou Chase and were united in marriage for nine years,
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 19, from 4-7 p.m.,
followed by services on Tuesday, April 20, at 2 p.m., both being
held at Kings Baptist Church. She will be laid to rest at the
Memorials may be given to the Kings Baptist Church Building
Fund: 3235 58th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32966.
James J. Kreimer
James J. Kreimer, 63, of Milan, passed away March 13, 2010 at
his residence. He was born February 4, 1947 in Cincinnati, OH,
the son of Milton and Olivia (Nostide) Kreimer. He married Irma
(Silcott) Kreimer on December 17, 1983 and she survives.
Other survivors include stepson, Michael McCarty of Indianapolis;
stepdaughter, Cathy (Jason) Hughes of Osgood; brother, Bob Kreimer
of Cleves, OH, Bill and Darrell Kreimer, both of Sunman; sisters,
Joann Rackley of Fairview, and Betty Smith of Minnesota; several
nieces and nephews and one granddaughter, Becca Meister. He
was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Cornly and Margaret
Mr. Kreimer was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church,
member of the National Muzzleloader Rifle Association, Sunman
American Legion and the National Rifle Association and was an
Air Force veteran.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m.
at St. Charles Catholic Church in Milan with Father Frank Eckstein
officiating. Memorials may be given to the donors choice.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan is in charge of arrangements
Dorothy Henderson, 73, of Osgood, passed away Wednesday, April
14, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home in Versailles.
Iona "Ony" Margaret Luhrsen
Iona "Ony" Margaret Luhrsen, age 87, of Aurora, passed
away Sunday, April 11, 2010 at her home. She was born August
24, 1922 in Valley View, KY, the daughter of James Hughes and
Lillian Nordica Hughes. She married Harry William Luhrsen on
October 18, 1941 and he preceded her in death in May of 1994.
Surviving is her daughter, Bonnie Jean (Robert) Hudson, of Aurora;
two grandsons, Jon McElfresh and Michael McElfresh; four sisters,
Lillian Wagner, Edith Ransom, Jackie (Jack) Rininger, and Jean
Nay; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Hughes, and many cousins and
friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Hughes
and James Hughes, and one sister, Norma Rueter.
Mrs. Luhrsen was very active in the Mt. Tabor community, where
she was a member of the Washington Township Home Economics Unit
and the Missionary Society of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro, with Rev. Dennis
Alstott officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.
Memorials may be given to her church, Mt. Tabor United Methodist
Church or the Heart Fund. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro
is in charge of arrangements.
James (Bill) W. Kinnett
James (Bill) W. Kinnett, also known affectionately as "P"
by his friends, 72, of Vevay, formerly of Dillsboro, passed
away at his home on Monday, April 12, 2010. He was born in Lawrenceburg
on October 3, 1937, the son of William Edward Kinnett and Juanita
Martin Kinnett. He married Anna Mae Kuster Kinnett on September
1, 1956 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Bill (Christie) Kinnett of
Frankton; two daughters, Debi Jones of Aurora and Linda (Robert)
Martin of Moores Hill; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 17, from 5-8 p.m. at
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. A private funeral
service will be held. Memorials may be given in his memory to
the Vevay Life Squad. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro
is in charge of arrangements.
Roberta Jean Hopkins, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, April
6, 2010 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born October 31,
1931 in Dearborn County, the daughter of Henry Holland and Ada
Mae McDonley Ake. She married Wm. Hopkins on December 2, 1950
and he preceded her in death on January 24, 2007.
Survivors include daughters, Virginia Peasley of Connecticut,
Deborah Patton of Moores Hill, Judy Schebler of Osgood; brother,
Wilbur Ake of Lawrenceburg; 14 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren;
and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by one daughter, Brenda Petro and three brothers, Elmer, Ralph
and Irvin Ake.
Mrs. Hopkins was a nurses aid for approximately 20 years at
Milan Health and Hospitality Center.
Funeral services will be all in one day, on Friday, April 9,
at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. Visitation from 10 a.m.
to 12 noon, with funeral services immediately following. Burial
will be in the Cravens Cemetery in Milan. Memorials may be given
to Rescue 69 or Rescue 30 in care of the funeral home. Neals
Funeral Home in Osgood is in charge of arrangements
Joseph Michael Calvert
Joseph Michael Calvert, infant son of Paul and Deborah Brown
Calvert, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at birth at Good
Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. A graveside service will
be held Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery
in Dillsboro. Arrangements entrusted to Filter-DeVries Funeral
Home in Dillsboro.
Charles E. Jordan
Charles E. Jordan, 69, of Milan, passed away Monday, April 5,
2010 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. Visitation will be held
today, Thursday, April 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home, Milan. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9 at
11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Harris Long officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Milan.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is handling the arrangements.
Mary Margaret Orem, 86, of Milan, formerly of Aurora, passed
away Monday, March 29, 2010 in Milan. She was born Friday, July
13, 1923 in Newport, KY, the daughter of the late Harry Plummer
and the late Margaret Reinsenbeck Plummer. She married Halstead
Kenneth "Buck" Orem and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons, Jim (Terri) Orem and John (Darla) Orem,
both of Milan; daughter, Nancy (Rudy) Mylor of Odum, GA; daughter-in-law,
Lee Ann Orem of Aurora; half-brother, James Plummer of Albuquerque,
NM; sister, Betty McIlvoy of Highland Heights, KY; 14 grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
husband; son-Stanley Orem; brothers, Charles E. Tole and Junior
Mrs. Orem was a member of the St. Marys Catholic Church.
She worked as a homemaker.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, April 5 at the Rullman
Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Funeral services will be held
at St. Marys Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 6. Burial
will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Memorials may be
given to the family or St. Marys Catholic Church. Please
call the office at 812-926-1450 and the funeral home will notify
the family of your donation with a card. Rullman Hunger Funeral
Home in Aurora was in charge of arrangements.