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Virginia "Ginny" Struckman, 86, of Milan, passed away
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Dearborn County Hospital at Lawrenceburg.
She was born February 5, 1925 in Covington, Kentucky, the daughter
of Mose and Mary Margaret (Reffett) Dennis. She married Leroy
Struckman on June 13, 1945, and he preceded her in death on
January 20, 2008.
Ginny was a member of the Manchester Church of Christ and the
Prayer and Share Bible Study Group at Versailles. She had worked
as parts manager at Struckman Ford in Osgood and on the farm.
Ginny is survived by sons Cletus (Marilyn) Struckman of Milan,
Paul Struckman of Osgood, Clifford Struckman of Milan and LeRoy
Struckman of Milan; daughter Suzy (Kermit) Johnson of Milan;
brothers Richard Dennis and William Dennis and sisters Phyllis
Gosney and Marie Elliott, all of Northern Kentucky; 17 grandchildren;
41 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers
Kenneth and Omer Dennis.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 11
a.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 S. Main St., Milan,
IN 47031, with Rev. Charlie Steele and Rev. Harris Long officiating.
Burial will follow in the German Lutheran Cemetery, north of
Milan. Visitation will be Friday, April 1, from 6-8 p.m. at
the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the German Lutheran
Cemetery. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is entrusted with
William W. Ralston
William W. Ralston, 64, formerly of Holton, IN, passed away
at his home in Tennessee on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
He is survived by his wife Shirley (Vermillion) Ralston and
five children, son William (Mary) Ralston of Holton, daughters
Donna (Delbert) Felix, Cindy (Doug) Puckett of Osgood, Karen
(Vince) Erfmeir of Napoleon and Lisa (Randy) Thomas of Mt. Gilead,
TN; ten grandkids and one great grandson.
He was preceded in death by one son, his parents and two brothers.
Memorial services will be held at Dabney Baptist Church from
6-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Esther L. Edmondson
Esther L. Rohrig Edmondson, 77, of Sunman, went to be with the
Lord Monday, March 21, 2011, after passing away peacefully at
her residence. Esther was born September 15, 1933, at Milan,
the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Brandt) Lauber. She married
Roy Rohrig in 1954 and he passed away in 1969. She later married
Guy Edmondson in 1973 and he preceded her in death in 1988.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Dale Rohrig in 1981.
Mrs. Edmondson was a cashier at Clover Farm Grocery for four
years and later worked at Dryers Nursing Home. She was
very active with the Farm Bureau having served as secretary/treasurer
for District 10 for 20 plus years, and was a county board member
1957-1962, and 1976 to the present. She was a 4-H leader and
also was an MYF leader and had held numerous offices in the
St. Paul Methodist Church which she joined at the age of 10.
She had served on the Red Cross board for six years and also
was a historical board member. She enjoyed doing upholstery
work, cooking, collecting antiques, her farm and was well known
for her biannual camp-outs at her farm.
Esther is survived by son, Wayne Rohrig of Milan; daughters,
Carla Rohrig of Sunman and Bonnie Smith of Milan; brothers,
Bob (Posey) Lauber of Sunman, Donnie (Peggy) Lauber of Westville,
Florida; sisters, Bernetta Dobson of Floyds Knobs, Indiana and
Janice Hosmer of Sunman; grandchildren, Rachel Sheets, Erica,
Jessica and Lucy Rohrig and Zack Smith, step children, Tom,
Dan, Larry, Jackie, and Gary Edmondson and many friends and
Funeral services were held Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11 a.m.
at the St. Paul Methodist Church, south of Sunman with Pastor
Duane Loos officiating. Burial followed in the St. Paul Methodist
Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, March 24, from 5-8 p.m.
at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 S. Main St., Milan, IN
47031. Memorials may be made in her name to the donors
choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was entrusted with
Donnie Faye Mays Spicer
Donnie Faye Mays Spicer, 64, of Commiskey, passed away Monday,
March 28, 2011 at her home. She was born on September 26, 1946
in Lovett, the daughter of the late Samuel and Laura Sipe Mays.
She was united in marriage to Gene Edmund Spicer on October
27, 1970 in Madison, and he survives.
Other survivors include her daughters, Danelle Spicer of Dupont
and Helen Bruce (Mark) of Commiskey; sons, George Spicer and
his companion, Steve Westerfeld of Holton, Raymond Spicer (Heike)
of Hayden, and Jeffery Spicer of Commiskey; grandchildren, Kevin,
Timmy, Sarah, Tia, Tyler, Ashley, Rayann, Kelcey and Vanessa;
ten great grandchildren; brothers, Jack Mays, Dudley Mays (Debbie),
Ronnie Mays (Debbie) and Fred Mays; sisters, Barbara Derringer
and Marlene Bohall; brother-in-law, Jerry Spicer (Ronda); and
several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded
in death by her parents and her brothers, Robert and Larry Mays.
Mrs. Spicer attended school in Jennings County, and was baptized
at the Weston Baptist Church. She was president and CEO of Faye-Ed
Farms in Dupont, and was also a longtime bus driver for the
Madison Consolidated School District.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.,
by Chaplain Wayne Edwards and Chaplain Richard Yeaton at the
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Burial will follow
in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont. Visitation will be Thursday
from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Hospice
of King's Daughters' Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral
home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge
Elma Jean (Hysell) Rayls
Elma Jean (Hysell) Rayls, 80, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday,
March 29, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April
2, at 11 a.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay,
with burial following in the Vevay Cemetery. Visitation will
be Friday, April 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials
may be given to the Elma Jean Rayls Memorial Fund, cards are
available at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, who is
entrusted with arrangements.
Denis Roger Boudreau, Sr.
Denis Roger Boudreau, Sr., 65, of Metamora, passed away Thursday,
March 24, 2011. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April
3, at 3 p.m. at the Batesville Christian Church with Pastor
Steve Yeaton officiating. Military funeral rites will follow.
Memorials may be given to the Batesville Christian Church. Meyers
Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Juanita Stow
Hazel Juanita Stow, 86, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away
at St. Andrews in Batesville on Monday, March 28, 2011. Funeral
services are being held today, Thursday, at 1 p.m. at graveside
Rising Sun New Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home, Rising Sun,
prior to services. Memorials may be given to the donors
choice. Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home, Rising Sun, is
handling the arrangements.
Richard T. Ferris
Richard T. Ferris, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Wednesday,
March 30, 2011 in Cincinnati. Arrangements are pending at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home, Milan.
Martha Williams, 100, formerly of Burlington, passed away Friday,
March 11, 2011, at Ripley Crossing Nursing Home in Milan. She
married Forest Hamblin and he preceded her in death. She married
J.C. Williams and he also preceded her in death.
was a homemaker and a member of the Burlington Baptist Church.
Survivors include son, Harold (Glenda) Hamblin of Cincinnati,
OH; daughters, Irene (Bob) Dart of Deputy and June (Walter)
Kieffer of Versailles; sister, Nettie Ball of Mainville, OH;
15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 31 great great
Funeral services were held March 14 at the Linneman Funeral
Home in Burlington, KY. Burial was in the Burlington Cemetery.
Linneman Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Memorials
may be given to the donors choice.
Fred McFarland, 56, of Milan, passed away Sunday, March 20,
2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday,
March 29 at the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro with Pastor
Tom Holt officiating. Visitation will be held Monday, March
27 from 5-7 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Memorials
may be made to the family. Laws-Carr- Moore Funeral Home, Milan
was entrusted with the arrangements.
Anita DeVries, age 92, a resident of Ripley Crossing in Milan,
passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 15, 2011 at Ripley Crossing.
Mrs. DeVries was born in Grand Rapids, MI and was a resident
there until moving to Ripley Crossing to be closer to her son
and his wife, Kenneth and Ginny DeVries, of Dillsboro.
worked as a bookkeeper at various companies in Grand Rapids,
and in her free time painted pictures, some of which are in
her sons funeral home in Dillsboro. She was a member of the
Christian Reformed Church for many years in Grand Rapids, and
since moving here in 2006 she was a member of Dillsboro United
Surviving besides her son and his wife, are three grandchildren,
Kenneth (wife Wendy) DeVries Jr., of Pleasant Lake, MI, Deborah
(husband Dustin) Wellman, of Houghton, Iowa, and Jason DeVries,
of Dillsboro; four great grandchildren, Remington, Trey, and
Madelyn Wellman, of Iowa, and Rachel DeVries, of Pleasant Lake,
MI; a sister-in-law, Hazel DeVries of Grand Rapids, MI and a
special nephew and his wife, Bob and Judy VanderVeen, of Jenison,
MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary DeVries on
September 6, 2003 and by her brother, Jay P. VanderVeen.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 12 noon at Cook Funeral
Home in Grandville, MI, with Pastor Charles Miller officiating.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Grandville Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to Ripley Crossing activity
fund or to Dillsboro United Methodist Church. Arrangements are
entrusted to Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Iris "Kay" Lockwood
Iris "Kay" Lockwood, 77, of Lawrenceburg, passed away
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the home of her daughter. She was
born Wednesday, October 4, 1933, in Ohio, the daughter of the
late Charles and Florence (Clift) Hedrick.
She is survived by her two sons, Lance (Cindy) Lockwood; Kent
(Elaine) Lockwood; two daughters, Lois Lockwood-Hickey and Robin
Lockwood; four sisters, Judy Wilson, Bonnie Justice, Nicki Hodges,
and Tracy Fleek; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lockwood; son,
Mark Lockwood; son-in-law, Wayne Hickey; brother, Eddie Hedrick;
and sister, Sherry Smith.
Friends will be received Friday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg. Funeral
services will be held at the funeral home, Friday, at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow in the Greendale Cemetery. Contributions
may be given to the VITAS Hospice. Visit www.fitchdenney-.com.
Robert W. Lockwood
Robert W. Lockwood, 81, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Tuesday,
September 7, 2010 at his home. He was born Tuesday, October
30, 1928, in Cincinnati, OH, the son of the late Lawrence and
Maude (Collins) Lockwood.
He is survived by two sons, Lance (wife Cindy) Lockwood, Kent
(wife Elaine) Lockwood; two daughters, Lois Lockwood-Hickey,
Robin Lockwood; sister, Audrey Starkey; and two half sisters,
Lanna Hughes, Bille Lee Toefler; 16 grandchildren and 11 great
Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the
Fitch-Denny Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg. Contributions may be
made to the Hospice of Indiana-Batesville. Visit www.fitchdenney.com
Homer Jewell, 78, of North Vernon, passed away on Thursday,
March 10, 2011. A memorial service will be planned at a later
date. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Dove-Sharp
& Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon. Memorials may be
sent in care of the funeral home, 420 South State Street, North
Vernon, IN 47265, to either the VA Hospital in Louisville, KY,
or the American Cancer Society.
Debra "Deb" Lynn Adams Myers
Debra "Deb" Lynn Adams Myers, 57, of Deputy, passed
away Monday, March 14, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday,
March 18, at 6 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre,
Madison with visitation from 4-6 p.m. also on Friday. Memorials
may be given to the OVO in memory of Debra Myers. Morgan &
Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.
James R. Sheets, 94, of Cambridge City, passed away Sunday,
March 6, 2011 at Ambassador Health Care in Centerville, Indiana.
He was born on December 16, 1916 in Dabney, the son of Russel
Clare and Ollie Ethel Raney Sheets. He married Virginia Shewman
on February 8, 1942, and she preceded him in death on March
Survivors include daughter, Glenda (Steve) Centers of West Peoria,
IL; two sons, Douglas M. (Christina Clevenger) Sheets of Centerville,
and Darryl J. Sheets of Cambridge City; six grandchildren, Shamra
Cochran Noy, Scott and Chris Cochran all of IL, Justin Sheets
of NJ, Amanda Sheets Sims of Indianapolis, Stacy Sheets of KY
and a step grandchild Brandy Hamilton Crawford of MN; six great-grandchildren;
three step great-grandsons; nieces and nephews; and special
friends Stanley Market, Sim Haler, Evening Kiwanis and the friends
at Burger King and Lumpys.
Mr. Sheets graduated from high school in 1934 at Holton and
lived most of his life in Cambridge City. He was first employed
by the Indiana School for the Deaf from 1935 to 1940. He joined
the Indiana State Police in July of 1940 and retired as Staff
Captain in December 1971. He owned an independent insurance
agency and real estate business dba: James Sheets and Son Agency
from January 1972 to December 2009.
Jim served on the Western Wayne School Board from 1972 through
1992, holding several positions including president, and the
Sheriffs Merit Board from 1972 through 1992. He was a
member of the Evening Kiwanis for 40 years and served as president.
Jim was a 66- year member of Cambridge Lodge #5 F&AM and
earned his 32nd Degree as a member of the Indianapolis Valley
of Scottish Rite. He was awarded the Indiana Sagamore of the
Wabash in 1968 by Gov. Branigan, Kentucky Colonels in 1971 by
Gov. Ford and the Cambridge City Citizen of the Year in 1991.
Mr. Sheets was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11, at St.
Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City with Fr. Joseph
Rautenberg officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery
in Cambridge City. Friends may call at the Waskom Capital Hill
Chapel, Cambridge City, from 4-8 p.m., today, Thursday, and
a Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life "Second
Chance" team, 4567 Progress Park, Columbus, IN 47201 or
Embrace Hospice, 3640 N. Briarwood Lane, Ste. #1, Muncie, IN
47304. Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com.
Waskom Capital Hill Chapel, Cambridge City, is in charge of
Russell Eugene "Gene" Curl
Russell Eugene "Gene" Curl, 74, of Moorefield, formerly
of North Vernon, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Veterans
Administration Medical Center in Louisville, KY. He was born
April 19, 1936 at West Fork, the son of Ivan and Estella Galey
Curl. He married Sheila C. Wilson Curl on November 19, 1977
in Robertson County, TN, and she survives.
Other survivors include son, Robert E. (Rachael) Curl of Holton;
stepdaughter, Rebecca E. (Tony) Baker of Dupont; stepson, William
David Lenhart and companion Rebecca Zimbleman of North Vernon;
grandchildren, Samantha Curl, Richard Smith, Shane Baker and
Jonathan Lenhart; sisters, Rosemary (John) Bastin of Bloomington,
and Mayme (Tom) Mix of Canaan; brothers, Herb (Katie) Curl of
Bloomington, and Francis (Georganna) Curl of Moorefield; sister-in-law,
Beulah Curl of Madison; and several nieces, nephews and other
relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers:
Merle, Galey, Peter and James Curl; sister Edith Ruby Curl;
and brother-in-law, Alvin F. "Bob" Guillame
Mr. Curl was inducted into the United States Army on January
5, 1955, in Indianapolis, and rose to the rank of Specialist
Three during the Korean War. He served Company C 79th Engineers
Battalion and was honorably discharged from the Reserves on
January 4, 1963 from Fort Sheridan, IL, receiving the Good Conduct
Medal. Gene was employed with Grote Industries in the maintenance
department from May of 1960 until September of 1995. He was
a member of the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Madison
VFW Post 1969, NRA, and the Holy Cross Church in St. Croix.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at the Morgan
& Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Bro. Randy Thieman
officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial
Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time
of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Full military honors
will be conducted by the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion
at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be given
to the Veterans Administration Medical Center ICU, cards
are available at the funeral home.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is handling arrangements.
Eulah Evelyn Brown
Eulah Evelyn Brown, 85, of Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, March
8, 2011 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born October 31,
1923 in South Fork Ridge, KY, the daughter of Henry Luttrell
and Lavennia Green Luttrell. On December 26, 1942 she married
Ernest Brown in Kentucky and he preceded her in death in December
Survivors include son, Steve (Linda) Brown of Dillsboro; daughter,
Judi Brown and Paul Shifflet; three grandchildren, Corey Ernest
Brown, Charity Rolfes, and Susannah Rolfes. She was preceded
in death by her son, Ernest Brown Jr., in 1960.
Mrs. Brown worked at Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio and
later on at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati as an LPN. She and
her husband owned a farm on Laughery Creek in Dillsboro where
she lived until three years ago when she moved to Ripley Crossing.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m.
at South Fork Ridge Baptist Church in Liberty, KY. Visitation
will be Friday from 12-2 p.m. Burial will be in South Fork Ridge
Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Burn Unit at Children's
Hospital in Cincinnati. Arrangements are entrusted to Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Clint Watson, 92, of Columbus, formerly of Osgood, passed away
Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Columbus Health and Rehab Center.
He was born at Madisonville, in Hopkins County, Kentucky, on
November 5, 1918, the son of Jeff and Ruth Rushing Watson. He
was married to Leona Spencer on August 21, 1940, and his wife
of 70 years survives.
survivors include one daughter, Phyllis Johnson of Columbus;
three sons, Clark (Franka) Watson of Sentinel, OK, Paul (Karen)
Watson of Dillsboro, and Norman (Karen) Watson of Pell City,
AL; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and one
brother, John (Esther) Watson of Zephyr Hills, FL. He was preceded
in death by his parents, one grandson, and his brothers Clyde,
Clifton, Jay and Arnold Watson, and his sister Catherine Tidwell.
Mr. Watson was an electrician and had been employed with the
Southeastern Indiana REMC and retired from the Muscatatuck State
Developmental Center. Clint was a member of the First Southern
Baptist Church in Versailles.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at 12 p.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
Carter Corbrey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials may be given to the First Southern Baptist Church
in care of the funeral home.
Louis G. Stegemoller
Louis G. Stegemoller, 87, of Olean passed away Monday, February
28, 2011 at the Waters of Dillsboro Manor. He was born near
Olean on April 4, 1923, the son of George and Laura Fisse Stegemoller.
He was married to Eunice Stamper Hughes on December 29, 1990
and she preceded him in death on April 27, 2009.
Survivors include stepchildren Vesta Ryan and Rev. Sherman (Muriel)
Hughes both of Dillsboro and Charles Hughes of Westville; one
brother Harold (Bea) Stegemoller of Versailles; sister-in-law
Ethel Stegemoller of Versailles; nine step-grandchildren, 16
step-great grandchildren, and four step-great-great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, stepson George
Hughes, his brother Henry Stegemoller, sisters Miriam Obendorf
and Lucy Merritt, and his niece Christine Merritt.
Mr. Stegemoller was a 1942 graduate of Cross Plains High School.
He was a lifelong member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church
in Olean and attended the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.
Louie owned and operated Stegemoller Electric in Friendship
for 53 years.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at
the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Pastor James
Culver of St. Pauls Lutheran Church and Rev. Sherman Hughes
of the Bear Creek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be
in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean. Visitation is being held
today, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday
at the church. Memorials may be given to Child Evangelism Fellowship
or St. Peters Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Laura Mae Bush
Laura Mae Bush, 78, of Holton passed away Wednesday, February
23, 2011 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.
She was born near Holton on October 23, 1932, the daughter of
Willard and Helen Pickett Lauber. She was married to Wilford
Bush and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2002.
Survivors include one daughter Mari Jo (Steven) Butler of Columbus;
two sons Randy Bush of Aurora and Jeremy Bush of Holton; three
grandchildren Adrienne Butler and Katherine Butler both of Indianapolis,
and Dakota Fraley of Franklin; one sister Carol Bart of Peoria,
Illinois. She was also preceded in death by her parents and
her sister Rosadell LaFollette.
Mrs. Bush was a homemaker and ran an upholstery business from
her home for 30 years. In her younger years she had worked as
a nanny for a family in Cincinnati.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 26 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. David Shivers of the Hopewell
Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery
near Holton. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist
Church building fund in care of the funeral home.
George Laub, III
Laub, III, 53, of Batesville, passed away Friday, February 25,
2011, at his home. He was born January 8, 1958, in Cincinnati,
Ohio, the son of George & Shirlene (Peters) Laub.
He is survived by his mother, Shirlene Laub of Batesville; brother,
Jeff (Robin) Laub of Milan; sisters, Tori Laub of Madison, and
Dawn (Larry) Skaggs of Milan; and seven nieces and nephews.
Mr. Laub was a Navy Veteran and was a welder by trade.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. at the
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, with Father Frank Eckstein
officiating. Visitation will also be Saturday, from 2 p.m. until
time of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made
to the St. Judes Children Fund. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements.