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C. Morningstar Speer
Janet C. Morningstar Speer, 66, of Dallas, Oregon, passed away
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at a Portland area hospital. She
was born January 18, 1944, in Winchester, the daughter of William
Morningstar and J. June Hancock Morningstar Heston.
Survivors include mother, J. June Heston of Warsaw; sister,
Deborah Griffith of Warsaw; brother, Dave (Molly) Morningstar
of Fort Wayne, daughter Jill (Rick) Marlette; sons, Mike (Patricia)
Miller and Dennis Miller; grandchildren, Stacie Marlette and
Kristie Snape, Ashley and Austin Miller, and Alex and Kyra Miller;
step-children, Lana (Kenny) Hughes, Carla (Richard) Ketchum,
Leonard (Paula) Speer, Casey (Christy) Speer, Donna (Todd) Kastner,
Richard (Karol) Speer, Cindy (Rick) Weber, and Jacob Speer;
and numerous step grandchildren, great step grandchildren, aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by
her significant other, Ron Gonsorowski of Dallas, Oregon.
Ms. Speer was a teacher at South Ripley Junior, Senior High
School for 25 years before retiring to Dallas, Oregon in 2001.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 27, at The Meeks
Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel in Muncie with
burial at Buena Vista Cemetery in Randolph County. Memorials
may be given to the donors choice. Online condolences
may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.
P. Sedam, Sr.
Larry P. Sedam, Sr., 78, of Lexington, passed away Friday, September
24, 2010 at his home. He was born August 15, 1932 in Cross Plains,
the son of Benjamin Harrison and Lillie Cordelia Thornton Sedam.
He mar-ried Juanita Scudder and she preceded him in death on
January 1, 1994.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce (Larry) Aldridge of
Deputy, Patty (Allen) Dew of Hanover, Kim (John) Garland of
Lexington; son, Larry P. (Tammy) Sedam, Jr. of Lexington; sister,
Betty Brown of Madison; special friend and caregiver, Shirley
Gray of Deputy; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren;
one great great grandchild; special niece Sharon Brown; several
nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death
by his parents, his wife, granddaughters: Kristie Aldridge and
Ashley Sedam; brothers: Ernest, Gilbert, Leslie Wilbur Sedam;
sisters, Emma Cutter, Virginia Schwanholt and Mary Gerding Waltz.
Mr. Sedam resided most of his life in Jefferson County and was
a 1951 graduate of Central High School. He was inducted into
the US Army and served during the Korean War in the Motor Pool.
He was honorably discharged and returned to Jefferson County.
He was employed with Indiana Kentucky Electric Corp in Madison
and retired after 33 years as a maintenance supervisor. He also
farmed all his life and worked for the Armstrong family. He
was a faithful member of the Paynesville Christian Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m.
at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Bro. Joe
McKay and Pastor Mike Cammack officiating. Burial will be in
the Kent Cemetery in Kent. Visitation is being held to-day,
Tuesday, from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time
of services at the funeral home. Flag presen-tation at the graveside
by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Kings Daughters
Hospital or Paynesville Christian Church, contribution cards
are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Fu-neral
Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.
L. "Bud" Myers
Marvin L. "Bud" Myers, 74, of Deputy, passed away
Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Hanover Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on November 1, 1935, in Anderson, and was the son
of the late Stanley and Edna (Henderson) Myers.
Marvin was a graduate of Pendleton High School and retired from
Ford Motor Company in 1992 after 35 years. He was a member of
UAW Post 1111, was an avid woodworker, and devoted husband.
He will be particularly well-remembered for his remarkable sense
of humor and his abiding love for Christ.
Marvin will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years,
Sue Carroll (McClammer) Myers; daughters, Cheryl (Steve) Althoff
of Cross Plains, and Kelly (Ronnie) Hatcher of Wilkinson; sons,
Reese (Mickey) Myers of Columbia City, and Darren (Brenda) Myers
of Scottsburg; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister,
Bonnie (Carl) Crull; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Marilyn Myers.
His family would like to say thank you to everyone that visited
him or prayed for him during his illness. The family would also
like to say thank you to Dr. Totten and all the nurses and CNAs
at Hanover Rehabilitation Center for all your kindness and help
during our time of preparing for the loss of our loved one.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, with
services following at 1 p.m. at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home,
Versailles. Brother Randy Thieman will officiate. Burial will
follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Olean. Following the graveside
service, lunch will be provided by the women of St. Paul Lutheran
Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul
Lutheran Cemetery, Olean.
Charlene M. (Charly) Peters
Charlene M. (Charly) Peters, 78, of Madison, passed away Friday,
Sep-tember 17, 2010 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood.
She was born January 29, 1932 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of
Howard Bowers and Juanita Yaekel. She married Gerald R. Peters
on March 20, 1954, and he survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Teresa (Terry) Thixton
of Pekin, and Katherine "Kathy" (Carl) Taul of Versailles;
three sons, Michael H. (Kathy) Peters of Indian-apolis, Bryan
C. (Beth) Pe-ters of Urbana, and Craig A. (Tomya) Peters of
Gosport, Australia; one sister, Reta (Dewitt) Friend of Plain
City, Ohio; 14 grandchil-dren; two great grandchil-dren; sister-in-law,
Donna (John) Yaklevich; brother-in-law, Daniel (Helene) Peters;
and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-ceded in death by
her parents and one infant daughter, Christina Peters.
Mrs. Peters was a retired director of the Madison-Jefferson
County Public Li-brary where she worked for 30 years. After
graduating from Ohio State University in 1954 with a degree
in journalism, she worked at the newspaper in White Plains,
N.Y. She was a 1950 graduate of West High School in Columbus,
Charly was of Lutheran Faith but attended Prince of Peace Catholic
for several years. She was a founding member of the Girls Club
and the Welcome Wagon in Madison. She was a mem-ber of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, American Association of University
Women PSI IOTA SI Sorority, Friends of the Library and a Girl
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 24, at 3 p.m.
at Vail-Holt Fu-neral Home Hilltop Chapel with Rev. John Meyer
offi-ciating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services
at the funeral home on Friday. Memorials may be given to the
Friends of the Library or Daughters of the American Revolution.
Contribution Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Vail-Holt Funeral Home, Hilltop Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Elenora "Elly" Ann Schuerman
Elenora "Elly" Ann Schuerman, of Osgood, passed away
Monday, September 20, 2010 at her home. She was born September
15, 1920, the daughter of Wm. Jacob and Rosella M. Yager Hill.
She married Joseph Andrew Schuerman on April 11, 1944 and he
preceded her in death on April 6, 1993.
Survivors include sons, John (Kathy) Schuerman of Batesville,
Joseph Schuerman, Jr. and Jack (Denise) Schuerman, both of Osgood;
daughter, Mary Jo (Rick) Hackman of Osgood; son-in-law, Ty Peters
of Lebanon, Ohio; brothers, Wm. and John Hill of Versailles;
sister, Ruth Mary McCreary of Beechgrove; 12 grandchildren;
and three great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death
by one daughter, Sue Peters, and one sister, Martha Hooten.
Mrs. Schuerman was a member of the St. Maurice Catholic Church
in Napoleon and also the church ladies group, NCCW. She lived
on the family dairy farm that she and husband, Joe, had ran
and operated for many years. Elly was a past member of the Versailles
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 23, at 10
a.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon with burial in
the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September
22, from 5-8 p.m. at Neals Funeral Home, Osgood.
C. Allen Jr.
Funeral services will be held for Clyde C. Allen Jr., 74, of
Versailles, on Friday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Versailles
Baptist Church. Rev. Mike Cantrel and Rev. Mike Allen will officiate.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 16 from 4-8 p.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and also
on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the Versailles
Baptist Church. The Versailles Lions Club will hold a memorial
service Thursday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services
will be held Friday, September 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lexington
Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mr. Allen had served as the Ripley County extension agent for
30 years and was a member of the Indiana Extension Educators
He was a charter member of the SIRDP and a charter member of
the Ripley County Community Foundation.
Mr. Allen was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church where
he served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, choir member,
He was also active in the Versailles Lions Club serving as a
trustee to Camp Woodsmoke as well as many district offices.
He was a past Lion of the Year, a Sagamore of the Wabash, and
a Kentucky Colonel.
Mr. Allen was born at Lexington, Kentucky, on September 3, 1936,
the son of Clyde C. Allen Sr. and Evelyn Rose Allen. He married
Edna Stinson on August 17, 1957 and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy (Scott) Gratrix of
Castle Rock, Colorado; three sons Robert (Sharon) Allen of Charlestown;
Keith (Tammy) Allen of Madison, and Steve (Sharon) Allen of
Georgetown; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one
sister Annette (Buford) Cobb of Pee Wee Valley, Kentucky two
brothers, John (Cheryl) Allen of Beaver Creek, Ohio and Jim
(Sherry) Allen of Val Rico, Florida.
Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents and a brother
He was a 1954 graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington
and received his BS degree in agriculture from the University
of Kentucky in 1958.
Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Community Foundation,
the Versailles Lions Club or the Versailles Baptist Church in
care of the funeral home.
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Harrietta Bryant Higbie
Ruth Harrietta Bryant Higbie, 80, of Marysville, formerly of
Madison, passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Funeral services
are being held today, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at the St. Patrick
Catholic Chapel in Madison with burial in the St. Patrick Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice or the Alzheimers
Foundation. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in
charge of arrangements.
Clifford "Cliff" Sparks
Clifford "Cliff" Sparks, 84, of Milan, passed away
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Margaret Mary Hospital at Batesville.
He was born August 8, 1926, in Milan, the son of Edwin and Emma
(Felix) Sparks. He married Norma M. (Waldon) Sparks on November
11, 1949 and she survives.
Other survivors include son, James (Dorothy) Sparks of Lawrenceburg;
daughters, Judy (Tom) Thompson of St. Paul and Janey Volz of
Milan; brother, Fred Sparks of Versailles; sister, Eva Delay
of Versailles; five grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and
one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a grandson,
Tommy Brewington, one sister and four brothers.
Mr. Sparks retired from the Milan Furniture Factory after 30
years of service. He served his country in the US Army during
WWII. He was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church, the
Milan VFW and the Milan American Legion.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial
was in the New Craven Cemetery in Milan. Military graveside
rites were by Milan American Legion Post #235. Memorials may
be given to the Milan Rescue Unit or Milan First Responders.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is entrusted with the arrangements.
Robert W. Burkett
Robert W. Burkett, 55, of Versailles passed away Saturday, September
11, 2010 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He
was born at Batesville on October 2, 1954 the son of Omer and
Peggy Sharp Burkett.
Survivors include three sons, David Burkett and his fiancé
Courtney Marley of Vincennes, Isaac Burkett of Versailles, and
Israel Burkett and his fiancé Jessica Gress of Osgood;
one grandson Alexander Burkett; one sister, Patricia (Randy)
Ent of Seymour; sister-in-law, Shirley (Max) Mingee of Bloomington
and six nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his
brother Captain William Burkett, and his sister Sherilyn Sue
Mr. Burkett was a 1973 graduate of Milan High School and was
a former employee of Tru-Temper of North Vernon. He was a member
of the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 15 at 10:30
a.m. at the Hope Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.
Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery at Aurora. Visitation
is being held today, Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday until
time of services at the church. Memorials may be given to the
donors choice in care of the funeral home.
Eugene Hewitt, 64, of Madison passed away Thursday, September
9, 2010 at the Veterans Hospital in Louisville. He was
born at Milan on March 24, 1946 the son of Wilford and Mabel
Survivors include his mother Mabel Hewitt of Versailles; one
son Micah (Angela) Hewitt of Batesville; one daughter Sarah
(Ryan) Tekulve of Batesville; five grandchildren; three brothers
Howard Hewitt of Crawfordsville and Jerry (Tammy) Hewitt and
Dennis (Janet) Hewitt both of Versailles.
Mr. Hewitt was a 1964 graduate of Versailles High School and
had served in the US Army. He was currently manager at the Key
West Shrimp House in Madison and had also completed training
to become an ordained minister. Mr. Hewitt was also a licensed
cosmetologist and hair stylist having operated shops in Indianapolis,
Versailles and Osgood.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at
the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
Richard Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans
Cemetery at Madison. Visitation will also be Tuesday from 9:30
a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Versailles
American Legion in care of the funeral home.
Gerald "Jerry" Phillippe
Gerald "Jerry" Phillippe, 54, of Gulfport, MS, formerly
of Osgood, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2010 at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Biloxi, MS. He was born February
7, 1956, at Batesville, the son of Earl Keith and Nita May Wheeler
Survivors include his parents; and sister, Holly Marie (Robert
W.) Peters of Vevay. He was preceded in death by one brother,
Earl "Arlo" Phillippe.
Mr. Phillippe was a 1973 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School
and was a navy veteran where he had served as a navigator the
last three years on a nuclear submarine. Jerry was a master
plumber and a certified scuba diver. He was a member of the
Gulfport American Legion.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 16, at 11
a.m. at Neals Funeral Home, Osgood with visitation on
Wednesday, September 15, from 5-8 p.m. also at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Delaware Cemetery, near Osgood. Arrangements
were handled by Neals Funeral Home, Osgood.
Anna Louise (Asche) Schmaltz
Anna Louise (Asche) Schmaltz, 90, of Milan, passed away Thursday,
September 9, 2010 at Dearborn County Hospital at Lawrenceburg.
She was born January 20, 1920, in Holton, the daughter of Frank
Phillip and Rose Mae (Palmer) Asche. She married Edgar Schmaltz
on March 7, 1942 and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1988.
Survivors include brother, James Asche of Hagerstown; nieces,
nephews and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
husband and one son, Scott Schmaltz in 1999; three sisters and
Mrs. Schmaltz was a homemaker and a member of the Pierceville
United Methodist Church.
Services were held Monday, September 13, at the East Hill Shrine
Mausoleum at Rushville, with Rev. Jack Bible officiating. Memorials
may be given to the Pierceville United Methodist Church through
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, who was in charge of arrangements.
Geneva Cox, 68, of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday, September
8, 2010 at Deaconess Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born
on August 15, 1942 in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Jesse
Barrett and Rebecca (Jones) Barrett.
Survivors include children, Benjamin Joseph (Darlene) Cox of
Moores Hill, Thomas James Cox, of Moores Hill, Marie Ann (Monroe)
Davidson of Franklin, OH, and Geneva Barrett Gould, of Batesville;
13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Benjamin
Joseph Barrett; six sisters, Juanita Light, Lorrine Hampton,
Roberta Hensley, Virginia Anderson, Janet Mays, and Peggy Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Willy Elmer
Cox on August 26, 2008; one grandson, Justin Tyler Gould in
2000; and two brothers, Wayne and Allen.
Geneva was a homemaker and attended the Holiness Church in Moores
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 11, at Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Rev. James Cox officiating. Burial
was in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill. Memorials may
be given to the family. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro
was in charge of arrangements.
Gilda Emelia Levi
Gilda Emelia Levi, age 91 of Milan, passed away September 9,
2010 at Dearborn County Hospital. She was born January 16, 1919
in Genova, Italy to the parents of Amedeo & Maria Bertolinni
Cotto. She married Joseph Lowell Levi on December 26, 1946 in
Chiavari, Italy and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1994.
Survivors include daughters, Maria (Loren) Davis of Osgood and
Pina (Norman) Knudson of Holton; eight grandchildren; and 16
great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers,
Bruno and Renato Lanza, and one grandson, Joe Knudson in May
Mrs. Levi had worked as a garment seamstress for the Carol Cook
Factory in Greensburg. She had been a resident at Ripley Crossing,
Milan, since November 2003.
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, at Neals
Funeral Home, Osgood. Memorials may be given to the American
Red Cross. Cremation will follow. Arrangements handled by Neal's
Funeral Home, Osgood.
Virginia Irene McVay
Virginia Irene McVay, 82, of Milan (Manchester), passed away
Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Funeral services were held at
Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, on Monday, September 13 with burial
in the St. Paul Cemetery, also in Sunman. Memorials may be given
to the Manchester Life Squad or to the First Church of God.
Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, was in charge of arrangements.
Jeremy Alan Garrett
Jeremy Alan Garrett, 34, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of
North Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at
his home. He was born on March 9, 1976, in Seymour, the son
of Thomas and Linda Robison Garrett of North Vernon.
Surviving are his parents; grandmother, Stella Robison of Bargersville;
two brothers, Rodney (Heida) Garrett of North Vernon and Christopher
(Larissa) Garrett of Versailles; seven nieces, Tricia and Samantha
Garrett, both of North Vernon, Michelle Garrett of Greensburg,
Ashley Franklin, Janna Lloyd, Suzanne and Ellie Fiset, all of
Versailles; two nephews, Johnathan Garrett of North Vernon,
and Tony Lloyd of Versailles; two uncles, Maurice (Dianne) Robison
of North Vernon, and Pat (Jo) Garrett of Seymour; two aunts,
Reva (Larry) Porter of Bargersville, and Rita (Stanley) Hall
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, M. Eldon Robison,
Carl O. Garrett and Ica M. Garrett; an aunt Twila Banister,
and an uncle Donald Banister
Mr. Garrett was a 1994 graduate of Jennings County High School
and received his associate degree from Jefferson Community &
Technical College in Louisville, KY. He was employed at Jefferson
Community & Technical College as an IT Support Specialist
since 2007. Before that he worked for UPS in Louisville, Lowes
Distribution Center in North Vernon, Mac-TAC in Walesboro, and
EISAN in Seymour. Jeremy attended 1st Church of Nazarene in
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 4 at Dove-Sharp
& Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon with Rev. Mark Wooten
officiating. Burial was in the Hayden Cemetery in Hayden. Memorials
may be made through the funeral home to the donors choice.
You are invited to sign the online guest book and leave a message
of condolence to the family at www.dovesharprudicel.com
Karla Kaye Grubbs, 67, of Columbus died Saturday, August 28,
2010 at Hospice of South Central Indiana.
was born February 27, 1943 in Beech Grove the daughter of Carl
and Leila Richardson. She is survived by her sister, Donna (William)
Kreinhop of Hope; nieces, Alixia (Jim) Worman of Greenwood and
Kristina (Brent) Burns of Beech Grove; great niece, Anabel Burns
of Beech Grove and great nephew, Nolan Burns of Beech Grove.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She was a nurse and had graduated from IU School of Nursing
in 1969. She had worked at hospitals in California, Indianapolis
and Columbus. She was a member of the Osgood Baptist Church.
She loved stamp collecting and reading and was very artistic.
A memorial service was conducted Thursday, September 2 at 7
p.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Evelyn Brown officiating.
Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be donated to Hospice of South Central
Indiana at 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201 or through
the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the Grubbs
family at www.normanfuneralhome.net