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R. Hamilton, Sr.
Donald R. Hamilton, Sr., 69, of Holton, passed away Saturday,
May 22, 2010 at his home. He was born August 18, 1940, in Blue
Diamond, Kentucky, the son of A.W. and Allie (Elam) Hamilton.
He married Gwen (Smith) Hamilton on July 18, 1975 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Donald (Shonda) Hamilton of
Holton; daughters, Becky (Brian) Ruark of North Vernon, Nancy
(Jim) Stallard and Shannon (Scott) Jones, both of Michigan;
brother, John Hamilton of Holton; sisters, Mildred Roark of
Holton and Joann Bishop of Osgood; 11 grandchildren and seven
great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter,
Roshella in 1977; his parents; and brother, Danny Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton was the Superintendent of Water and Sewage for
the Town of Milan for over 25 years. After retiring he then
worked for J&J Packing for another 13 years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Rev. Tom Holt officiating.
Burial will be in the New Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation
will also be on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorials may be given to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home in Milan is in charge of arrangements.
Diane Platt Bockhorst
Diane Platt Bockhorst, 69, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Monday,
May 17, 2010. She was the wife of Dale Bockhorst.
Survivors include children, Matt and Dan (Tracy); grandchildren,
Alex, Sarah, Mitch and Thomas; sister, Dave (Jeanne) Platt;
niece, Beth (David) Honnert; nephews, Chad (Alberta) Platt and
Brian (Laura) Platt.
Diane was a middle school special education teacher.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 29, from 2-4 p.m. at Carnegie
Hall at 14687 Main Street, Moores Hill, and on Sunday, May 30,
from 2-3 p.m. at the Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
in Centerville, Ohio. Per her wishes, she will be cremated.
Memorials may be given to Carnegie Hall.
Mabel Crum, 89, of Sunman, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010
at the Waters of Batesville. She was born in Sunman, the daughter
of Henry W. Crum and Lillie Mae Ross Crum.
Survivors include her brother, Gene (Phyllis) Crum of Milan;
six nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. She
was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Kenny
Crum, two brothers Melvin Crum and William Crum, and one sister
Dolores Westerfeld Kessler.
Mabel attended Lookout School. Her and her family owned Crum
Farms. She was the bookkeeper and cooked dinner and lunch for
the workers every day. She was an active member of the Adams
Lutheran Church in Batesville and also the Ladies Aid Society.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 26, at 11 a.m.
at Adams Lutheran Church with Pastor William Powlen officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be
Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be given
to the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Neals Funeral
Home in Osgood.
Madge E. Jackson
Madge E. Jackson, 95, a resident of Greenfield, formerly of
Wolcott, passed away Monday, May 17, 2010 at Regency Place Healthcare
in Greenfield. She was born March 6, 1915 in Ripley County,
the daughter of the late David Brandenberg and Lou Anna (Cady)
Ensminger. She married Hugh A. Jackson and he preceded her in
death in 1997.
Survivors include sons, Maynard A. (Maureen) Jackson, Miller
E. (Gracie) Jackson; daughter, Norma C. (Robert) Kahler; grandchildren,
Paul Jackson, Cheryl Lenser, Michelle Carter, Cassandra Kyc,
Ashley Jackson, John Kahler; and five great-grandchildren. She
was also preceded in death by her son, Roger H. Jackson; brothers,
Miller and Ray Ensminger; sisters, Susan Stoops, Esta Edens,
Alma Fisher and Ruth Southworth; and great-grandson, Filip.
Mrs. Jackson was a graduate of Holton High School and a 19 year
librarian for the Wolcott Public Library. She was a member of
the Wolcott Baptist Church where she was the organist for 19
years, former choir director and Sunday school teacher.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 21,
at the Wolcott Baptist Church, in Wolcott, with Pastor Larry
Aaron and Rev. Jan Hobbs officiating. Burial will follow at
Meadow Lake Cemetery, Wolcott. Visitation will be Thursday,
from 4-8 p.m. at the Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel,
Greenfield and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 5635
W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Stillinger
Family Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Plowman, 74, of Napoleon, passed away Friday, May 14,
2010 at his home. He was born at Hazard, Kentucky, on May 20,
1935, the son of Depeu and Hazel Deaton Plowman. He was married
to Marilyn Roszell and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Lincoln (Christine) Plowman
of Indianapolis; three daughters, Ruth Kieffer of Osgood, Lynda
(Craig) Wright of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Bobbie (Chris) Howlett
of Milan; five grandchildren; one brother, Ed Plowman of Magnolia,
Kentucky; and one sister, Lena Couch of Alexandria, Kentucky.
Mr. Plowman was retired from Delta Faucet where he worked for
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
under the direction of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in
Homer Hibbard, 82, of Osgood, formerly of Connersville, passed
away Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Funeral services were held Saturday,
May 15, at Urban Winkler Funeral Home followed by burial and
military services at the Dale Cemetery. Sign the online guest
book at www.urban-winklerfuneralhome.com.
Gladys LaVerna (Dennis) Alford
Gladys LaVerna (Dennis) Alford, 74, of Fairview,
passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010. Funeral services will be held
Thursday, May 20, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in
Vevay with burial in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the
Olive Branch Baptist Church. Haskell & Morrison Funeral
Home, Vevay, is in charge of arrangements.
Michael Ray Sproessig
Michael Ray Sproessig, 38, of Versailles passed away Sunday,
May 16, 2010 at the Decatur Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.
He was born at Batesville on February 4, 1972 the son of Richard
and Patricia McConnell Sproessig. He was married to Eryn Milligan
on March 22, 2008 and she survives.
Other survivors include his daughter Ashtyn Sproessig and his
son Hunter Jerald Brandon Sproessig; parents Richard and Patricia
Sproessig of Versailles; his father and mother-in-law Ron and
Lisa Milligan of Westport; his maternal grandmother Emma McConnell
of Pierceville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded
in death by his paternal grandparents Chester and Flora Sproessig
and his maternal grandfather Hugh McConnell.
Mr. Sproessig was a 1990 graduate of South Ripley High School.
He was a member of Carpenters Local 1142 in Greensburg and had
completed the four year carpenters apprentice course at
Washington. He was a member of the Holton United Methodist Church
where he served as a trustee.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11am at
the Holton United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Hadley officiating.
Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be 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 Holton United Methodist Church
in care of the funeral home.
Beatrice Littell, 93, of Versailles, formerly of Lawrenceburg,
passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Columbus Regional
Hospital. She was born near Versailles on December 24, 1916
the daughter of Jesse and Florence Kuhn DeBurger. She was married
to Donald Littell in 1949 and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter Lois (Ronald) Hopton of Texas;
five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren
and three step great grandchildren; her sister, Pauline Turner
and her brother, Paul DeBurger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Louis Rountree,
granddaughter Barbara Jo Turner, grandson James Turner, Jr.,
stepchildren, Shirley Allen and Jack Littell, nephew Wayne King
and a dear friend Elmer Patton.
Mrs. Littell was a member of the Shelby Christian Church.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m.
at the Shelby Cemetery near Versailles with Randy Thieman of
the Shelby Christian Church officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church in care
of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Anna Marie Uhlarik
Anna Marie Uhlarik, 96, of Holton, died Monday, May 5, 2010.
Services were held Tuesday, May 11 at St. Johns Catholic
Church in Osgood. Burial was in the Resurrection Cemetery in
Neals Funeral Home, Osgood was in charge of the arrangements.
Frances L. Simers, 93, of Osgood, passed away Monday, April
12, 2010 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She
was born on December 30, 1916 in Blue Field, VA, the daughter
of Clarence Edward and Elizabeth Jane (Stevens) Young.
Survivors include sons, Richard Simers of Delaware, James Simers
of Ayer, MA, and Paul Simers of Hankinsville, GA; 12 grandchildren,
24 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by one grandson, Travis Simers and a sister,
Frances was a housekeeper. She was a member of the Delaware
United Methodist Church since 1955 and a member of the Bible
study group at the church.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m.
at the Delaware United Methodist Church at Delaware with Pastor
LoJo Dunbar officiating. Memorials may be given to the St. Judes
Childrens Hospital or the Southeastern Indiana Independent Living
Center at Versailles. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is
handling the arrangements.
Martha H. Lemen
Martha H. Lemen, 74, formerly of North Vernon, passed away Wednesday,
April 28, 2010. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 1,
at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon. Memorials may
be given to Hospice of Jennings County. Friends and family are
invited to light a candle or sign the online guest book in Marthas
memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com. Sawyer-Pickett Funeral
Home, North Vernon, handled arrangements.
Betty L. Uhlman
Betty L. Uhlman, 75, of Cross Plains, passed away Friday, April
30, 2010 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. She was born in
the Hopewell community on June 13, 1934 the daughter of Isaac
and Mary Hoppos Large. She was married to William Uhlman on
April 5, 1953 and he survives.
Other survivors include one daughter; Lynn Ann Uhlman of Madison,
one granddaughter; Erica Anne (Kyle) Bechman of Cross Plains,
one brother; Guy (Mariam) Large of Orange City, Florida. She
was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ray.
Mrs. Uhlman was a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, former
Grand Representative of the Indiana Grand Chapter to the State
of Wyoming, a past president of the Friendship American Legion
Auxiliary and a 1952 graduate of the Versailles High School.
She had worked as a greeter at the Madison Wal-Mart, and helped
with Glen Smith Produce Stand.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at
the Cross Plains United Methodist Church with Randy Thieman
officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Memorials
may be given to the Cross Plains United Methodist Cemetery in
care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Denzel Byram, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, May 3,
2010. Arrangements are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home in Versailles.