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Marilyn Joyce Moeller, 75, of Milan, passed away Monday, December
27, 2010. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 31,
at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, with
burial immediately following. Memorials may be given to the
Margaret Mary Hospice. Neals Funeral Home, Osgood, is
in charge of arrangements.
Louis J. Norris, Jr.
Louis J. Norris, Jr., 89, of Milan, passed away Tuesday, December
28, 2010. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January
3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Fu-neral Home, Milan.
Dills-boro Masonic Lodge will have services at 7:15 p.m. at
the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Childrens
Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
W. "Johnny Bill" Moeller
John Wm. Moeller, 80, of Greensburg, passed away on December
19, 2010. He was born on May 16, 1930, in Greensburg, the son
of John L. and Dora Hellmich Moeller. He married Marilyn Niehoff
on September 25, 1954 she survives.
survivors daughters, Jane (Mike) Smith of Greenwood, Karen (Jerome)
Buening of St. Paul, Diane (Jeff) Burns of Greensburg, Nancy
(Mike) Ernstes of Marietta, GA, Jan (Ed) Haskamp of Greensburg,
Marsha (Randy) Proffitt of Columbus; son John David (Anita)
of Greensburg; one brother, Norbert Moeller, Richmond; two sisters,
Marita Cherry, Greensburg, Henrietta Carroll, Osgood; 19 grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, and his brothers, Walter, Maurice and Bob Moeller.
Mr. Moeller was a 1949 graduate of Greensburg High School and
was named to the Indiana High School All-Star Basketball team
in 1949. He attended Butler University, played football for
the Bulldogs and was a member of the Alpha Lambda Chi fraternity.
John retired from the Greensburg Post Office as a rural route
carrier after 30 years of service in 1986. Together John and
Marilyn started Moeller Homes and oversaw the construction of
many homes in the area. They were also the founding owners and
operators of J & M Storage Units in Greensburg.
He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the
Knights of Columbus for 50 years and the Sons of American Legion.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 10:00 a.m.
at the St. Marys Catholic Church in Greensburg with Msgr.
Harold Knueven officiating. Burial will be held in the St. Mary's
Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's School
Building Fund or to the Greensburg Cheer Fund. Porter-Oliger-Pearson
Funeral Home, Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements.
December 16, 2010
Martha L. Adkins, 95, of Indianapolis, passed away Sunday, December
12, 2010. She was born on July 7, 1915 on a small farm in Ripley
County, the daughter of Zoe and Irvin Buchanan. She married
Howard Adkins and he preceded her in death in 1975.
She is survived by daughter, Wanda Osborne; granddaughter, Victoria
(Bill) Knorr; and great grandson, Max. She was preceded in death
by her parents, siblings Leon and Ruth, and second husband Ray
Ripley, whom she married in 1984.
Mrs. Adkins retired from the Indiana School for the Deaf after
25 years of service. She was named honorary member of Delta
Visitation is being held today, Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. at the
Flanner & Buchanan Broad Ripple Funeral Center, with services
immediately following. Burial will be on Friday, at 1 p.m. in
the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.
Verna Mae Schwagmeier, 76, of Benham passed away Monday, December
13, 2010 at the home of her daughter near Versailles. She was
born near Cross Plains on August 22, 1934, the daughter of Roy
and Naomi Bliton Poling. She was married to Robert Schwagmeier
on August 27, 1951 and he preceded her in death on December
Survivors include two sons Robert Schwagmeier, Jr. and Bill
(Tammy) Schwagmeier both of Ver-sailles; three daughters Bar-bara
(Bob) Smith of Os-good, Brenda Sanders and her companion John
Cornett of Versailles, and Becky (Rodney) Stratton of Holton;
12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; five brothers Bill
(Kitty) Poling of Madison, Max (Joyce) Poling and Jim (Carol)
Poling both of Ca-naan, Joe Poling of Florida, and Doug Poling
of Jeffersonville; one sister Kay Smith of Bennington; sister-in-law
Carolyn Poling of Butlerville; brother-in-law Jack Baugh of
Ver-sailles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters
Jean Harlow and Audrey Baugh; her brother Richard Poling, and
an in-fant sister and brother, and two infant grandsons.
Mrs. Schwagmeier retired as supervisor of housekeeping at Mus-catatuck.
She had also worked for the Buchanans and Werners in their store
at Benham and sold Tupper-ware. Verna Mae was a member of the
Benham United Methodist Church and the Benham Blue Bells Home
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 17 at 11 a.m.
at the Benham United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Case
offi-ciating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visita-tion
is being held today, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter
Fu-neral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services
Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery
in care of the fu-neral home.
Frank Somers Martin, Sr., 90, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Monday,
De-cember 13, 2010 at Dearborn County Hospital. He was born
June 17, 1920, in Philadelphia, PA, the son of James Thornly
Martin and Lucille Bullock. He married Cora E. Hardman in 1945
and she preceded him in death in 1995.
He is survived by five children: Frank Martin, Jr. (Sandi) of
Greendale, Dick Martin of Lawrenceburg, Cathy Leonard of Dallas,
TX, Sherry Kathman (Rick) of Lawrenceburg and David Martin (Jacque)
of New Hampshire; ten grandchil-dren and five great grand-children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers
and one sister.
Mr. Martin joined the US Army/Air Corps in 1941 and served in
WWII in the Battle of Normandy and in the 10th Air Depot Group,
returning home in 1945. He sold farm machinery for New Holland
for many years and then sold advertising specialties.
Frank was a member of 1st Church of Christ, Bur-lington, KY,
the Aurora American Legion Post 231, Aurora Lions Club and Aurora
Masonic Lodge. He was a former Grand Mar-shall for the Aurora
State Fair and received the 1st brick for the new walkway at
Lesko Park. He coached Pee Wee football and was a member of
A graveside committal service is being held today, Thursday,
at 1:30 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, with full military
rites provided by the Aurora American Legion Post 231. A memorial
service will start at 4 p.m., Thursday, at 1st Church of Christ
in Bur-lington, located at: 6080 Camp Ernst Rd, Burlington,
KY, with Pastor Brian Heckber officiating. Memo-rials may be
given to the veterans or the American Legion Post 231 in Aurora.
Arrangements are en-trusted to Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in
Jean Fugate, 74, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, December 14,
2010 at the Dearborn County Hospital. She was born at Brooksburg
on February 20, 1936, the daughter of Glenford and Jeanette
Clemens Nisonger Imel. She was married to Herbert Fugate on
March 20, 1964, and he preceded her in death on September 5,
Survivors include two sons, Thomas (Betty) Stroud of Fulton
and Steven Stroud and friend Regina Caldwell of Osgood; two
daughters, Deborah Stroud of Osgood and Brenda (William) Messer
of Osgood; 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; one
brother, Ernie (Paulette) Yocum of Youngstown, OH; three sisters,
Phyllis (Jim) Stratham of El Paso, TX, Linda (Wendell) Perry
and Carol (Donald) Himes, both of Hommossa, FL; and several
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents,
sister Janice Mack, and brother Carrol Imel.
Mrs. Fugate was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and along
with her husband had operated VJ Trucking. She and her son,
Steven, had also operated S & J Tropical Variety Store in
Pierceville. She dedicated her life to helping others including
running not for profit bingos for charity including Rescue 69
and CB Helping Hands in Milan of which she was a member.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Charles Miller officiating.
Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden at Madison.
Visitation will be Friday, from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given
to the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in care of the funeral
Lorraine E. Cutter, 91, of Dillsboro, passed away Monday, December
6, 2010 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born March 21,
1919 in Ripley County the daughter of Edwin Vinup and Grace
Liggett Vinup. She married Ralph W. Cutter in 1938 and they
farmed northwest of Dillsboro.
Two sons, Kenneth W. Cutter and friend Yvonne Ritchie of Burney
and Thomas W. (Shana) Cutter of North Vernon; five grandchildren;
and ten great grandchildren survive her. Her husband and two
brothers, Ralph and Paul Vinup preceded her in death.
Mrs. Cutter worked at Seagrams and the Dillsboro Drug
Store for many years. She had been a long time member of the
St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Olean and was a member of
the Seagrams Retirees Group.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 9 from 5-8 p.m. at Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home, Dillsboro. Funeral services will be held Friday,
December 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in
Olean with Rev. James Culver officiating. Burial will follow
in the St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery in Olean.
Memorials may be given to St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery.
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Elwanda K. Hollingsworth
Elwanda K. Hollingsworth, 59, of Milan passed away Monday, December
6, 2010 at her home. She was born at Mi-lan on March 17, 1951
the daughter of Virgil and Bea-trice Thomas Hollingsworth.
Survivors include her daughter Jessica Hollingsworth and her
hus-band Wesley Moyer of New Port Richey, Florida; grand-son
Warren Moyer; two sisters Dephane (Alec) Smith of Milan and
Loraine Furlow of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her brother Robert Hollingsworth and her sister Betty Meinders.
Elwanda was a 1969 graduate of Milan High School and was a member
of St. Pauls Lutheran Church at Stumpkes Cor-ner.
She was a former em-ployee of the Milan Furni-ture Factory,
Romweber Furniture and the Union Furniture Company in Batesville.
She retired from Seagrams as a line inspec-tor. She was
also a member of the Milan American Le-gion Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 9 at 5 p.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor
Ron Haseley officiating. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. until time of services
with the Milan American Legion Auxiliary conducting serv-ices
at 4:45 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer So-ciety or the
Milan American Legion Auxiliary in care of the funeral home.
Charles Robert Harmon
Charles Robert Harmon, 88, of Osgood, passed away Monday, December
6, 2010 at Morning Breeze in Greensburg. He was born February
28, 1922 the son of Michael Joseph and Emma Jacobs Harmon. He
married Velma Pratt on June 10, 1995 and she survives.
Survivors include stepdaughter, Chris and husband Donald Wright
of Osgood; one brother, Richard Harmon of Conneaut Lake, PA;
two step granddaughters, Kyrstle and husband Joshua Smith of
Greensburg and Stephanie Wright of Osgood and several nieces
Five brothers, John, Bernard, Thomas, Frances and William Harmon;
two sisters, Ellen Harmon and Mary Barlow preceded him in death.
Mr. Harmon was a past employee of Cyclone Fence in Greensburg
and had worked for HUD in construction as a contractor for approximately
30 years. He had also attended the St. Marys Church of
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December
10 at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg.
Neals Funeral Home, Osgood, is handling arrangements.
Renamae Struckman, 63, of Milan, passed away Monday, December
6, 2010 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born
in Amory, Wisconsin on January 22, 1947, the daughter of Howard
and Loretta Weston Johnson.
She is survived by four sons, Richard (Amanda) Struckman of
Milan, John (Lydia) and Mike Struckman both of Osgood and David
(Jessica) Struckman of Versailles, 11 grandchildren and one
great grandchild; and one sister, Bonnie Maypark of Dresser,
Renamae was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 10 at 11 a.m. at the
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Harris
Long of the First Baptist Church in Milan officiating. Burial
will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation
will be Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice.
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Services are pending for Joan Kemker Venable, 51, of Batesville
at Neals Funeral Home, Osgood. www.nealsfuneralhome.net
Helen C. Horstman, 92, of North Vernon, passed
away Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, December 4, at 1 p.m. at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home,
North Vernon. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time
of services. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery. Memorials
may be given to the Jennings County Public Library Genealogy
Department. Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home, North Vernon, is in
charge of arrangements.