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Floyd William Reuter, 87, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, passed
away July 29, 2010. He was the son of William and Luva (Bohlke)
Reuter. He was the husband of 57 years of the late Dorothy Harriett
Survivors include children, Linda (John) Davis of IL, Cheryl
(Ronald) Ashcroft of MI, Barbara (Brian) Greenwood of TX; nine
grandchildren; brother of Wilma (William Ray) Price, the late
Glenn (Blanche) Reuter, Jeannette (the late Wilgus Edmond) Coyle,
and Marian (Robert) Gleason.
Mr. Reuter was raised on the family farm north of Milan. He
attended Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio, joining Lambda
Chi Alpha Fraternity, later transferring to Purdue University
to study agricultural engineering. He served during WWII in
Italy with the US Armys 196th Signal Photographic Company.
He was confirmed at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church at
Stumpkes Corner, near Milan.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 25,
at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery,
north of Milan. The Rev. Chuck Britt will officiate. Military
rites will be performed by the Milan American Legion Post #235.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is handling arrangements.
Richard F. Danzey
Richard F. Danzey, 67, of Sunman, passed away August 2, 2010
at Margaret Mary Hospital at Batesville. He was born on April
28, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Francis M. and Thelma
(Fields) Danzey. He married Mary (Fravel) Danzey on July 13,
1968 and she survives.
Other survivors include brothers, Gerald (Pat) Danzey, Kenneth
(Joan) Danzey, and Phillip (Karen) Danzey, all of Ohio; sisters,
Debbie (John) Bedford and Judy Bennett and Betty (Albert) Delsanter,
all of Ohio; brother and sister-in-law Fran and Ted Lane of
Florida; and brother and sister-in-law Jack and Judy Fravel
of Ohio. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Danzey.
Mr. Danzey was a self employed contractor and was an avid computer
operator. He was a charter member of the Batesville YMCA.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 26 at 1 p.m.
at the Batesville YMCA with Father Frank Eckstein presiding.
Visitation will follow the services. Memorials may be given
to the Southeast Indiana YMCA at Batesville. Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home, Milan is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Betty Lou Mathews Ritchie
Betty Lou Mathews Ritchie, 68, of Madison, passed away Monday,
September 6, 2010 at her home. She was born on October 26, 1941
in Jefferson County, the daughter of John Mathews and Opal Poling
Mathews Higginbotham. She married James Irvin "Jim"
Ritchie on January 25, 1959 and he preceded her in death on
June 29, 2009.
Survivors include one daughter, Dena (Mark) Potochny of Madison;
two sons, James (Nancy) Ritchie of Fort Wayne, and Mike (Diane)
Ritchie of Chicago, IL; brother, Charles Mathews of Orlando,
FL; grandchildren, Matt, Keli, Alex, Krystina, Tyler, Savannah,
Brendan, Steven and Christopher; several nieces, nephews and
other relatives; stepsisters and stepbrothers, Sonja, Priscilla,
Linda, Janet, Edwina, Darrell and Rick. She was preceded in
death by her parents, her husband, her stepmother, Lorraine
Mathews, and twin granddaughters, Annaleise and Emily.
Mrs. Ritchie was raised in the Cross Plains community and was
a graduate of Madison High School. She was of the Baptist faith.
She had worked as a baby-sitter and also at the Madison Consolidated
Junior High School for 24 years working as a cafeteria manager
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Bro. Doug
Lee officiating and visitation from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison.
Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation or the American
Cancer Society, contribution cards are available at the funeral
home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge
Dorothy Knigga, 94, of Versailles passed away Friday, September
3, 2010 at the Waters of Ross Manor at Dillsboro. She was born
at Friendship on March 30, 1916, the daughter of Herbert and
Lillian Rost Steingruber. She was married to Raymond Knigga
on April 15, 1944 and he preceded her in death on September
Survivors include one daughter, Rosella (Willard) Elliott of
Versailles; four granddaughters, Denise (Mark) Roosa of Bradenton,
Florida, Cassandra (Darrin) Cutter of Dillsboro, Shannon (Scott)
Peetz of Versailles, and Mendy (Kris) Cranfill of Versailles;
and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her parents, her brother Rev. Paul Steingruber, her niece Janice
Steingruber, and her grandson John Ray Elliott.
Mrs. Knigga was a former resident of Bear Branch in Switzerland
County and was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church
at Bear Branch. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Blazier and Pastor
Pamela Shiede officiating. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery
at Olean. Memorials may be given to the Activities Fund at Ross
Manor or St. Peters Lutheran Church in care of the funeral
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
Jerome R. Koetter
Jerome R. Koetter, 63, of Scottsburg, passed away Thursday,
September 2, 2010. Visitation will be held Saturday, September
11, from 3-5 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home in Brookville. Funeral
services will immediately follow at the funeral home. Additional
services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials
may be given to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Cook
Funeral Home, Brookville, is in charge of arrangements.
Walter L. Firsich
Walter L. Firsich, 86, of Connersville, passed away Sunday,
September 5, 2010 in Fayette Regional Health System. He was
born in Batesville on July 30, 1924, the son of Elsie (Kessens)
Enzinger and William Firsich.
Survivors include ex-wife, Mildred Becraft of Everton; daughter-in-law,
Karren Firsich of Everton; son, Christopher (Kimberly) of Everton;
three daughters, Elsie (Ron) Eckstein, Annita (Matt) Montgomery,
and Annette Firsich all of Connersville; two sisters, Elsie
June Hurelbrink of Versailles, and Annabelle M. Vreeland of
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren;
and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death
by a brother, William Firsich; son, Charles Firsich; three grandchildren,
Charles Firsich Jr., Jonathan Firsich, and Darren Firsich.
Mr. Firsich served in the U.S. Army during World War II and
received an honorable discharge, having earned the rank of Private
First Class. He was employed at Philco-Ford in Connersville
and later their successor, Visteon, retiring after 49 years
of service. He was also an active farmer.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 1 p.m. at
Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home in Connersville. Burial
will be in the United Methodist Cemetery, Batesville, with military
rites provided by the Batesville American Legion Post Honor
Guard. Memorials may be given to the Fayette County Cancer Fund
in care of the funeral home.
Friends may also visit the funeral homes website at www.millermosterrobbins.com
to sign an online guest book and send condolences to the family.
Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, Connersville, is in charge
Virginia Irene (Cole) McVay
Virginia Irene (Cole) McVay, 82, of Milan, passed away Wednesday,
September 8, 2010. Visitation will be held Sunday, September
12, from 4-8 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home in Sunman. The funeral
services will be Sunday, September 13, at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman. Cook
Funeral Home, Sunman, is in charge of arrangements.
Geneva Cox, 68, of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday, September
8, 2010 at Deaconess Hospital, Cincinnati. For funeral and visitation
times please call Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, at
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