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Robert "Bob" Haessig
L. Robert "Bob" Haessig, 75, of Milan, passed away
Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital
in Batesville. He was born at home on January 15, 1935 in Aurora,
the son of Loren and Alma (Roberts) Haessig. He married Joan
Mosier in 1962 and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2009.
Survivors include daughters: Gretchen (Jim) Berger of Milan,
and Andrea Haessig of Bellevue, KY; three grandchildren; three
brothers: Donald Haessig and Nelson Haessig, both of Milan and
Roger Haessig of Syracuse. He was preceded in death by his parents
and his wife.
Mr. Haessig worked with his father at Haessigs Market
until he and his brother, Nelson, became owners in 1970.
He was an Army Veteran serving from 1958-1960 and spending 18
months in Germany.
Visitation is being held today, Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday,
from 10-11 a.m. at the Cook Funeral Home in Sunman. The funeral
service will be Wednesday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home with Duane A. Loos officiating. Burial with graveside military
honors will be in the St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman. Memorials
may be given to the Sunman Volunteer Fire Department or the
Sunman Life Squad. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, is in charge of
Bobby Gene Johnson
Bobby Gene Johnson, 78, of Colerain Township, formerly of Sunman,
passed away at his residence on Saturday, June 26, 2010.
Survivors include his wife, Anna; three children, Jerry (Brenda)
Johnson of Milan, Linda Hall of Cincinnati, OH, and Gail (Tim)
Frith of Milford, OH; seven grandchildren: Tracy Mullikin, Elizabeth
Roell, Nicholas Johnson of Milan, Dustin Hall, Michael Frith,
Lindsey Frith, Alex Hall of Cincinnati, OH; and seven great
Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.,
a member of the American Legion Post of Mt. Healthy, Ohio. He
worked for Brinks, Inc. from 1952 to 1989 as a messenger, and
Western Southern Life Insurance from 1989 to 2010 as a security
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Paul
R. Young Funeral Home in Mt. Healthy, Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral
services will be held Thursday, July 1 at 12 p.m. at the funeral
home with military graveside services following at 2:30 p.m.
at St. Paul Methodist Cemetery in Sunman. Memorials may be given
in honor of Bobby G. Johnson at Cancer Care.
William "Bill" Robert Aikins
William "Bill" Robert Aikins, 77, of Chapel Hill,
NC, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Durham Regional Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1933 in Osgood, the son of the late Delbert
Downey Aikins and Mary Temple Delay Aikins Currie. He married
Kaye Anne Davis Aikins on June 25, 1955 and she survives.
Other survivors include four children and six grandchildren:
William Delay Aikins, William Robert Aikins, II, John William
Davis Aikins and wife Eva Cowen Aikins and children William
Davis Aikins and Henry Cowen "Skip" Aikins, and Pamela
Aikins Pierce with her husband William David Pierce and children
William David Pierce, Jr., Joseph Madison Pierce, Joshua Logan
Pierce and Michael Ashton Pierce. He was also survived by niece
Melissa Brown Paty and husband Ben Hooper Paty, Jr. and son
Ben Hooper Paty III, cousin James Delay Bultman and wife Marsha
Smith Bultman and children James Bradley Bultman and David Louis
Mr. Aikins was educated at Osgood High School class of 1951
and was a Kappa Sigma at University of Mississippi-Oxford (Ole
Miss) 55. He served as Captain in the USAF OSI 55-57
before a lifelong career as principle of Danville Distributing
Funeral services were held at the Church of the Good Shepherd
in Durham, NC on Monday, June 28 at 10 a.m. with burial at Mountain
View Cemetery in Danville, VA at 4 p.m. Funeral arrangements
were handled by Townes Funeral Home, Danville, VA. Memorials
may be given to the William R. Aikins Fund for Cardiac Research
at the Duke Heart Center, Kristie Bracket-Executive Director
External Relations, DUMC Box 3356, 2301 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC
27710 or in Honor of William Robert Aikins, Church of the Good
Shepherd, 3741 Garrett Rd., Durham, NC 27707.
Emalene C. Delap, 80, of Elrod, passed away Tuesday, June 15,
2010 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She
was born at Greendale on January 11, 1930, the daughter of Robert
and Hilda Fillenwarth Brandt. She was married to Harland Delap
on May 9, 1953 and he survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Debra (Lee) Cutter and
Darlene (Martin) Ruehl, both of Elrod; grandchildren, Casey,
Brandon and Andy Ruehl, and Derek Cutter, all of Elrod; one
sister, Betty Jean Sandbrink of Winter Springs, Florida; and
sister-in-law, Phyllis Brandt of Thornton, Colorado. She was
preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert Brandt.
Mrs. Delap was a 1948 graduate of Aurora High School. She was
a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Dillsboro, where
she participated in the ELWC and the fellowship group. She was
a former employee of the Alton Box Company in Aurora and Thatcher
Glass Company in Greendale. She had also been a sales consultant
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 19, at Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jeremy Russell and Keith
Allhands officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery
in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the St. Peters
Lutheran Church, the heart fund, or the Friendship Fire Department
in care of the funeral home.
JoAnn Brinson, 75, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, June
16, 2010 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She
was born at Benham on July 28, 1934, the daughter of Basil and
Eva Fern Welch Steele. She was married to Clair Brinson on March
21, 1953, and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1998.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Brinson and Marty (Dawn)
Brinson, both of Versailles; two daughters, Diana Sturgill of
Norton, Virginia, and Kathy (Roy) Dobbs of New Marion; seven
grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; son-in-law, Earl
Phelps of Fayetteville, North Carolina; one brother, Arthur
Steele of Lawrenceburg; and one sister, Gladys (Kenny) Hayes
of Benham. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter
Marilyn Phelps, her son-in-law Jerry Sturgill, her sister Reta
Demaree, and her brothers Dale, Russell, and Albert Steele.
Mrs. Brinson was a former employee of Braleys Clover Leaf
Store in Versailles and was also a homemaker. She had attended
the Concord Wesleyan and Versailles Wesleyan churches.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 19 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. John Hundley of the Versailles
Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial was in the Benham Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Versailles Wesleyan Church or
the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Sondra Joyce Frey
Sondra Joyce Frey, 74, of Dillsboro, formerly of Moores Hill,
passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Dearborn County Hospital.
She was born October 24, 1935, in Milan, the daughter of Joseph
and Fay Moehring. She married Robert D. Frey on February 9,
1954 and he preceded her in death on July 28, 2007.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Natalie) Frey, Jr., of Wyoming
and Darvin (Melissa) Frey of Kentucky; one daughter, Brenda
(Bruce) Roeder of Dillsboro; 11 grandchildren and several great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
one daughter Tracy Brown, and one granddaughter, both in 1987.
Mrs. Frey was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Free Will
Baptist Church in Moores Hill for many years.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 21, at Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Rev. Charlie McKinley officiating.
Burial was in the South Sparta Cemetery in Moores Hill. Memorials
may be given to the Charlie McKinleys Ministry. Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy A. Whitten
Dorothy A. Whitten, 86, of Franklin, formerly of Connersville,
passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Funeral services were
held Monday, June 21, at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church
with burial in the Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be given to
the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church. For additional information
or to send condolences or memories visit. www.ShowalterBlackwell-Long.com.
Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home in Connersville, was in
charge of arrangements.
Barbara Cole, 69, of Batesville, formerly of Versailles passed
away Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Waters of Batesville. She
was born at Milan on February 19, 1941 the daughter of Owen
and Anna Bushhorn Cross.
Survivors include two daughters Michelle (Rodney) Sellers and
Katrina (Jerry) Keck both of Versailles; two sons Dwayne (Marci)
Cole of Hanover and Joe (Saradee) Cole of Versailles; ten grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren; two brothers David (Mary Chris)
Cross of Milan and Earl (Sharon) Cross of Aurora; two sisters
Delores Benham of Milan and Joyce (Richard) Meyer of Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Janet
Mrs. Cole was a 1959 graduate of Milan High School and was a
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of
Batesville. She was a former employee of US Shoe at Osgood and
Ohio Rod Products in Versailles.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m.
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Batesville
with Bishop Pete Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the
Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation is being held Tuesday from
5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles
and from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice in care of
the funeral home.
Robert F. Gronefeld
Robert F. Gronefeld, 89, of Sunman, passed away Thursday, June
10, 2010. Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, at
11:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Church in Ft. Wright, KY, with burial
in the Mother of God Cemetery, also in Ft. Wright, KY. Visitation
will also be Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Church, New Alsace. Cook
Funeral Home of Sunman, assisted the family with service arrangements.
Albert Adams, 96, of Batesville, passed away Saturday, June
12, 2010. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 16,
at 11 a.m. at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood with visitation
on Tuesday, June 15, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial
will be in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials
may be given to the Batesville Rescue or Napoleon Fire Department.
Neals Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements.
Gary L. Setser
Gary L. Setser, 62, of Versailles, formerly of Hamilton, Ohio,
passed away Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the Kings Daughters
Hospital in Madison. He was born at Hamilton on December 15,
1947, the son of Ernest and Pruda Day Setser. He was married
to Mary Ann Hardy in 1992 and she preceded him in death in 2006.
Survivors include his mother, Pruda Setser of Versailles; son,
Shawn Setser of Tampa, FL; daughter, Tiffany (Jason) Wilmot
of Middletown, OH; grandchildren, Riley Wilmot, Brittany, Ricky,
and Dustin Setser; aunts, Lillie Hisle of Greenfield, Mary Ellen
Thieman and Pauline (Irvin) Hart, both of Versailles; uncles
Dale (LaVerne) Day, Joe (Peggy) Day and Tom (Lorine) Day, all
of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his father and his
Mr. Setser was a former employee of Elder Beerman in Hamilton
and also with Goodwill. He was a member of the New Testament
Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Irvin Hart
officiating. Burial will be in the College Corner Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be
given to the New Testament Christian Church in care of the funeral
home. Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.
Lorene A. Lovelace
Lorene A. Lovelace, 91, of Dillsboro, formerly of Moores Hill,
passed away Friday, June 11, 2010. Funeral services were held
Sunday, June 13 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill
with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given
to the Moores Hill Baptist Church, Forest Hill Cemetery or the
Hospice of Dearborn County. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores
Hill, was in charge of arrangements.
Marie Lemen Crum
Eva Marie Lemen Crum, 78, of Madison, passed away Saturday,
June 5, 2010 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.
She was born December 3, 1931 in Osgood, the daughter of Chancie
W. Lemen and Naomi Black Lemen. She married Robert H. Crum on
November 19, 1950 and he survives.
Other survivors include son, Bruce R. (Sheila) Crum of Madison;
daughter, Drue Crum (Steve) Decker of Hartland, Wisconsin; grandchildren,
Darcie (Brad) Comer, Kyle (Laura) Crum, Scott, Laura and Amy
Decker; two great grandchildren, Grant and Elijah; brother,
Sherman (Jean) Lemen; three sisters, Mary Ellen Hammersley,
Phyllis Courtaney, Winnie Hetrick; several nieces, nephews and
other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers
Carl, Buddy, Chancie Jr., Joe and Dick, as well as sisters Dorothy
Mrs. Crum was raised in Ripley County and was a graduate of
Versailles High School. She was employed in the personnel department
of Reliance Electric and retired after 30 years of service.
Eva was a member of the North Madison Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 10, at 11 a.m.
at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre with Bro. Bob Hicks officiating.
Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Visitation
will be Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until
time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be given
to the North Madison Christian Church Building Fund. Morgan
& Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Ashley Dent
Elizabeth "Lizzy" Ashley Dent, 14, of Aurora, passed
away Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Funeral services were held Saturday,
June 5, at 1 p.m. at the Holman Christian Union Church in Aurora.
Burial followed in the Hogan Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be
given to the church or the Dearborn County Humane Society. Sibbett-Moore
Funeral Home, Moores Hill, was in charge of arrangements.
Dirtha McKinley, 71, of Milan, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010
at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Arrangements are
pending at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home of Milan.
Sarah Ann Wooley Semon Dunaway
Sarah Ann Wooley Semon Dunaway, 79, of Indianapolis, passed
away Saturday, June 5, 2010. She was born September 26, 1930
in Osgood, the daughter of the late Charles and Beamont Ewing
Wooley. She married Floyd William Semon in 1946 and he preceded
her in death in 1978. She later married Curtis Dunaway in 1998
and he preceded her in death in 2001.
Survivors include daughter, Linda (Barry) Rose of Lawrence;
sons, Tony Semon of Indianapolis, John (Wendi) Semon of Martinsville,
and Thomas (Lorette) Semon of Holly Springs, NC; 19 grandchildren;
three great grandchildren; brother, Charles "Bud"
(Sharon) Wooley of Osgood; and sister, Betty Canada of Covington,
Services will held on Wednesday, June 9, at 10 a.m. at the Singleton
Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with visitation from
4-8 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be held in the Oaklawn Memory
Gardens. Memorials may be given to the Ruth Lilly Hospice, 1815
North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Singleton Mortuary,
Indianapolis, is in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Paul Werner
Funeral services for Lawrence Paul Werner, age 80, of Jeffersonville,
are being held today, Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Scott Funeral Home
Main Street Chapel with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. at Prospect
Cemetery in Hanover. He passed away on Friday, June 4, 2010
at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy; four sons, Mike (Kay) Werner
of FL, John (Ellen) Werner of Versailles, David (Margaret) Carroll
of Jeffersonville, and Bruce (Debbie) Carroll of New Washington;
two daughters, Jane Werner of Versailles and Kathy Jo (Paul)
Maymon of Georgetown; sister, Mary Sue (Fred) Thompson of Versailles;
11 grandchildren, Resa Horton, Clay City, Kim Patton, Las Vegas,
NV, Chad Werner, Fellsmere, FL, Matt Werner, Versailles, Jake
Werner, Versailles, Jenna Ziegenbein, Salem, Shannon Carroll,
Morristown, TN, Cortney Weber, Joliet, IL, Whitney Maymon, Washington
DC, Amanda Bradley, Versailles, Stacy Carroll, New Washington,
and Aaron Carroll, New Washington, and 12 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the New Prospect Baptist Church in
Fred Martin, 84, of Milan and formerly of Dillsboro, passed
away Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Milan. He was born March 9, 1926
in Brutus, Kentucky, the son of Frank and Lucy (Barrett) Martin.
He married Ethel (Rouse) Martin in 1971 and she preceded him
in death in 1996.
Survivors include sister, Sarah Peters of North Vernon and several
cousins and friends.
Mr. Martin was a well known banjo player in area churches. He
was a WWII Army Veteran, and a member of the Hope Baptist Church
and the Dillsboro American Legion Post.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, at 1 p.m. at
the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.
Burial will follow in Green Cemetery near Elrod with military
honors conducted by the Dillsboro and Milan American Legions.
Visitation will be at the church from 11-1 p.m. Memorials may
be given to the church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan
is entrusted with the arrangements
Edward (Ed) Adams
Troy Edward (Ed) Adams, 84, of Milan, passed away Wednesday,
May 26, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 1, 1926 in
Omaha, Kentucky, the son of William Randolf and Phoebe Jane
(Profitt) Adams. He married Lois N. (Seals) Adams on May 27,
1949 and she survives.
Mr. Adams retired from Schenley Distillers after 31 years of
service and also was a retired carpenter. Ed was a member and
Deacon of the Milan First Baptist Church; a member of the Milan
F&AM Masonic Lodge #31; a former member of the Milan IOOF
Odd Fellows Lodge; the Helping Hands CB club of which his handle
was "Lancer"; a life member of the Carpenters Union
#1142; the National Rifle Association; Sons of the American
Legion; Tri-State Trail Riders; Captain and member of the Irish
Bowl 250 Club; a member and former president of the Greater
Cincinnati Bowling Association; former board member of Craven
Cemetery; and sang and played the banjo with the Nashville Rejects.
He loved horses and was proud of the buggy he had made.
Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois; two daughters,
Sandra Jane Cook Sieber of Milan and Judalane (Judie) Jones
of Bright; three grandchildren, Jason Edward Richie, Robert
Troy Cook, and Adam Andrew Cook; seven great grandchildren,
Shelly, Chase and Jonathan Troy (J.T.) Cook; Tyler, Jackson,
Georgia, and Emma Jo Richie. He was preceded in death by a grandson,
Stephen R. Richie.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at
the Milan First Baptist Church with Pastor Harris Long officiating.
He will be carried to his final resting place in Craven Cemetery
by a horse drawn caisson followed by his handmade buggy. Masonic
services were held Monday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in
Milan. Memorials may be given to the family.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Arnold Calhoun, 89, of Sunman, passed away Tuesday, May 25,
2010. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 30, at the Hindman
Funeral Home with burial in the Calhoun-Gayhart Cemetery in
Hindman, Kentucky. Visit www.cookfuneral.com to leave online
condolences. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, was in charge of arrangements.
Dennis R. Fletcher
Dennis R. Fletcher, 46, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away Wednesday,
May 26, 2010 at his home. He was born in Cincinnati on October
22, 1963, the son of Grover and Joyce Campbell Fletcher.
Survivors include two sons, Lance Corporal Chad Fletcher Lowe
who is serving with the Marines in Okinawa and William Fletcher
Lowe of Seymour; one daughter, Genevieve Fletcher of Seymour;
his parents, Grover and Joyce Fletcher of Versailles; two brothers,
David (Tonya) Fletcher of Milan and Timothy Fletcher of Cincinnati,
OH; one sister, Vickie Fletcher of Osgood; and several nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Sandra Fletcher.
Mr. Fletcher was a former employee of Rough Brothers Construction
in Cincinnati, OH.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
under the direction of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in
Frances M. Schneider
Frances M. Schneider, 86, of Sunman, passed away Wednesday,
May 26, 2010. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, May 29, at St.
Nicholas Church near Sunman with burial in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the church for Masses or the St. Nicholas
School. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, was in charge of arrangements.
Sam Roberts, age 80, of Bennington (Bear Branch) passed away
Friday, May 28, 2010 at his home.
Two daughters, Mary Lou Roberts at home and Carol Ann (Jay)
Weaver; five sons, John (Jennifer) Roberts, Sam (Laura) Roberts,
Eddie Ray Roberts, Vernon (Darlene) Roberts and Kenny (Mary)
Roberts survive him.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 2 at Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Visitation with the family will be
Tuesday, June 1 from 5-8 p.m.
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro is handling the arrangements