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Lisa L. McConnell, 43, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, May
18, 2011 at the St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.
She was born at Batesville on December 21, 1967 the daughter
of Harley and Mildred Hamilton Roark. She was married to Tom
McConnell on October 11, 1989 and he survives.
Other survivors include one son, Matthew (Paula) McConnell of
Seymour; one daughter, Ashley McConnell at home; stepson, Thomas
J. McConnell of Holton; granddaughters, Savanna and Olivia McConnell;
her parents, Harley and Mildred Roark of Holton; father-in-law,
Lester McConnell of Holton; mother-in-law, Norma Jean McConnell
of Napoleon; sisters, Glynna (Rick) Halcomb of Linefort, Kentucky
and Susie (Todd) Starkey of Milan. She was preceded in death
by her sister Janet Roark and her grandparents Lou and Arna
Roark and Addie and A. W. Hamilton.
Mrs. McConnell had worked in embroidering at the Batesville
Funeral services were held Monday, May 23 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Tom Holt officiating. Burial
was in the Little Memory Cemetery near Sunman. Memorials may
be given to the donors choice.
James V. Oney
James V. Oney, 59, of Versailles passed away Friday, May 20,
2011 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.
He was born at McRoberts in Magoffin County, Kentucky on April
23, 1952, the son of John and Fonsby McCarty Oney. He was married
to Sandra Westerman on March 18, 1972 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, James David (Glenda) Oney of
Versailles; one daughter, Jamie (David) Magargel of Greensburg;
five grandchildren; two sisters, Dean (Milidean) McCarty of
Salyersville, Kentucky and Letitia (Bob) Lee of Madison; four
brothers, Ronald Dale Oney of Osgood, Emmett (Pat) Oney of Versailles,
David (Pam) Oney of Bloomington, and Raymond (Cathy) Oney of
Fairfield, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, his
brother J. B. Oney, and his sisters Rebecca Johnson, Eunice
Oney, Inez Herd, Joy Oney, and Bernice Dueroski.
Mr. Oney was a truck driver for Elrod Grain and also Demaree
Trucking. He was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at
the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
Garland Rudd officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery.
Visitation is being held today, Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. Memorials
may be given to the American Cancer Society or the New Marion
Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Evelyn L. Libbert
Evelyn L. Libbert, age 90, of Dillsboro, passed away Friday
evening, May 20, 2011 at Dearborn County Hospital. She was born
October 8, 1920 in Friendship, to George Rosengarn and Amelia
She attended grade school through high school in Dillsboro,
and graduated from Dillsboro High School on May 2, 1938. Evelyn
was employed for some time at the Dillsboro Health Resort and
Joseph E. Seagrams. Later she was employed at the G.C. Murphy
Co. in Aurora.
She married Joseph Libbert on September 5, 1942. Evelyn was
a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro and a member
of its Ladies Aid. She was also a lifetime member of the American
Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Dillsboro Senior Citizens.
She enjoyed sewing, reading, and gardening in addition to being
a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include two sons, William (Jean) Libbert, and Jonathan
(Anne) Libbert, both of Greendale; two daughters, Merrilee Stano,
of Dillsboro, and Melissa (Tom) Dierking, of Ross, Ohio; ten
grandchildren, Scott Libbert, Chris Libbert, Joan Weaver, Beth
Daugherty, Jill Nelson, Kate Roepenack, Jaclyn Stano, Elyse
Dierking, Neal Dierking, and Karl Dierking; 11 great grandchildren;
Josh, Matt, Taylor, Paddrick, Andy, Jacob, Chase, Charlize,
Johannah, Teddy, and Kailyn. Evelyn was preceded in death by
her two sisters, Dorothy Wilma Rosengarn, and Glenna Moeller
and one brother, Wilford Rosengarn.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 24, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity
Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Kolaskey officiating. She
will be laid to rest at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be given
in her memory to the Trinity Lutheran Church General Fund or
the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Arrangements are
entrusted to Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Jackie D. "Jack" Crabtree
Jackie D. "Jack" Crabtree, 71, of Deputy, passed away
Friday, May 20, 2011. Funeral services are being held today,
Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison
with burial in the Kent Cemetery in Kent. Visitation will be
held on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral
home. Memorials may be given to the 4-H Foundation for the Horse
and Pony Show or the New Hope Church of Christ. Morgan &
Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is entrusted with arrangements.
Elizabeth "Betty" Margaret Jobst
Elizabeth "Betty" Margaret Jobst, 85, of Batesville,
passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011. Visitation will be Wednesday,
May 25, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 10 a.m. at the church
with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the
St. John Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart
Association or American Cancer Society in care of Meyers Funeral
Home, who is in charge of arrangements.
Carl Kent Schmidt
Carl Kent Schmidt, 68, of Sunman, passed away Tuesday, May 17,
2011. Funeral services were held Friday, May 20, at the Sunman
Bible Church with burial in the St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Memorials
may be given to the family. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, was in
charge of arrangements.
Katherine Martin, age 95, of Aurora, formerly of Dillsboro,
passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at the Waters of Dillsboro,
Ross Manor. Katherine was born March 23, 1916 in Center Square,
to Paul Curry and Susie Brett Curry.
June 11, 1938 she was married to Carl E. Martin, and they resided
on a farm on Martin Rd. in Dillsboro for 49 years. Katherine
loved to do quilting, and made many quilts, both lap quilts
and bed quilts, and pin cushions. She loved flowers, and raised
roses and African Violets.
In 1993 they moved to Aurora. Her husband, Carl, passed away
on March 4, 1994. Katherine was a long time active member of
Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Dillsboro.
She is survived by three daughters, Janet (Jerry) Reamer of
Guilford, Linda (George) Farmer of Aurora, and Carolyn Sisson
of Denver, Colorado; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren;
two brothers, Clinton Curry of Hanover, and Henry Paul Curry
"PeeWee" of Rising Sun. She was preceded in death
by her parents, her husband, Carl, and her son-in-law, Don Sisson,
and one sister and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. at
Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Dillsboro, with Pastor Dana
Stout officiating. Friends may meet her family on Thursday,
May 19, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church or
to a charity of the donors choice. Arrangements are entrusted
to Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
William "Bill" Watts, 73, of Moores Hill,
passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011. Funeral services will be
at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home,
Moores Hill, with burial following at Union Cemetery, Moores
Hill. Visitation is being held today, Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m.
at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Heart or
Diabetes Association. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill,
is entrusted with arrangements.
"Pat" Wayne Courtney
Patrick "Pat" Wayne Courtney,
55, of Kent, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011. Funeral services
are being held today, Tuesday, at 1 p.m. at the Hanover Baptist
Church in Hanover. Burial will be in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday.
Memorials may be given to the Kosair Childrens Hospital.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.
Carol Diane Hunter,
62, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011. Cremation
will occur with private family services. Arrangements were entrusted
to Neals Funeral Home, Osgood.
Jeanne Benjamin, 58, of Versailles
passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Christ Hospital in
Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born at Fayetteville, North Carolina
on July 29, 1952 the daughter of Oliver and Martha VanderVelde
Judd. She was married to Timothy Benjamin on December 31, 1986
and he survives.
Other survivors include her father Oliver Judd of Muskegon,
Michigan; daughters Dannielle OBrien of Gilbert, Arizona
and Rhyannon (Larry) Sanders of Waddell, Arizona; stepsons Terry
Benjamin and companion Tracy Little of Okeana, Ohio, Scott Benjamin
and companion Kim Ackley of Cleves, Ohio, Randy (Kim) Benjamin
of Versailles, and Mike (Valerie) Benjamin of Batesville; 11
grandchildren; two brothers Randy Judd of Boulder, Colorado
and John (Elizabeth) Judd of Muskegon, Michigan; one sister
Susan Fern of Muskegon, Michigan. She was preceded in death
by her mother Martha Judd and her brother Jeffery Judd.
Mrs. Benjamin was a 1970 graduate of Muskegon High School and
had worked in assembly for Hill-Rom at Batesville. She was a
member of the Versailles Church of Christ.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at
the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale Day officiating. Visitation
will be at the church beginning at 12 p.m. Memorials may be
given to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation or the Versailles
Church of Christ in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.
William E. "Bill"
Hance, 58, of Rexville, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at
Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University Medical in Indianapolis.
He was born July 8, 1952 in Madison, the son of John W. and
Velma Jayne Hamilton Hance. He married Marilyn Elliott on August
18, 1972 in Madison and she survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Michelle Brock (Cliff)
of Brownstown, Sherry Hance-Bright (Casey) of Greensburg, and
Lindsey Hostetler (Craig) of Rexville; his mother, Jayne Hance
of Rexville; grandchildren, Claire and Chase Brock, Payton Bright
and William Trigg Hostetler; two sisters, Brenda Hance of Versailles,
and Cathy Hance of Brownstown; uncle, David Hamilton (Donna)
of Rexville; brothers-in-law, Keith Elliott (Sharon) of Dupont,
Philip Elliott (Karen) of Chandler, Arizona; sisters-in-law,
Jenny Franks (Bruce) of Dupont, Marlene Durbin (John) of Seattle,
Washington; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Hance, and his
in-laws, Maurice and Ruth Elliott.
Bill lived in the Rexville community all of his life and was
a 1970 graduate of South Ripley High School. He then attended
Ball State University for two years. He had been a sales representative
for Monsanto for 15 years and also had farmed all of his life.
Bill was a member of the Ripley County Farm Bureau, American
Trap Shooting Organization where he had placed in the State
Meet several times, Canaan Masonic Lodge No. 581 F&AM, Coffee
Creek Gun Club and the Shelby Township Board. He enjoyed driving
around with his dog Junior, spending his time farming, trap
shooting and golfing. Bill was a devoted husband, son, dad,
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at
the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, with Brother Earl
Hostetler and Todd Franks officiating. Entombment will be at
Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Visitation is being
held today, Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until
the time of service, all at the funeral home.
The family requests memorials in memory of Bill to the Lymphoma
& Leukemia Society or to the Coffee Creek Gun Club, contribution
cards are available at the funeral home.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.morgan-nay.com.
Bobby Arnett Sr. age 71, of Osgood,
passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011 at Margaret Mary Community
Hospital, Batesville. He was born June 16, 1939 in Vicco, KY
the son of Mack and May Baker Arnett. He married Connie Kay
Barber on November 29, 1974 and she survives at home.
Other survivors include: sons, Robert Louis and Johnna Arnett
of Sandusky, Kevin Lee and Angie Arnett of Sandusky, and Bobby
Lee and Michelle Arnett, Jr., of Napoleon; daughters, Katie
and Gary Moore of Adams, Kimberly Dawn and Charles Yeary of
Dillsboro; brothers, Mack Arnett of Greensburg, Don Arnett of
North Vernon, and Joe Johnson of AL; sisters, Marie Mullins,
Faye Tatman and Sue England all of Greensburg, and Edith Sturgill
of North Vernon; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James "Bud"
and Billy Arnett.
Mr. Arnett was a taxi cab driver in Greensburg many years ago
and also was a past employee of the Shell Station in Greensburg.
He retired from Delta Faucet, located in Greensburg, where he
had worked for 30 years plus.
Bobby and his wife Connie had attended the Bethany Baptist Church
in Osgood. He had been an auto mechanic all of his life. After
retirement, he continued to work as a mechanic for many friends
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood with burial in the Greendale
Cemetery, Osgood. Memorials may be given to the American Heart
Neals Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.
Henry Comer, Jr., 89, of the Hopewell community near Holton,
passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Clark Memorial Hospital
in Jeffersonville. He was born in the Otter Creek community
near Osgood on August 27, 1921, the son of Henry and Rose Grossman
Comer. He was married to Evelyn Dudley on May 18, 1947 and she
Other survivors include one son, Donald (Gloria) Comer of Holton;
one daughter, Sharon (Bob) Allen of Charlestown; grandchildren,
Kevin (Sherri) Comer, Michele (Danny) Speer and Andy (Sara)
Comer, all of the Hopewell community, Chris Allen of Wayne City,
IL, and Daniel (Kelsey) Allen of Charlestown; seven great grandchildren;
four step-great grandchildren; and five step-great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Thomas A. Comer,
and daughter Connie Jane Comer.
Mr. Comer was a 1939 graduate of Osgood High School where he
played for the Cowboys 1939 sectional championship team. Henry
was an Army Veteran of WWII where he served in the Ardennes,
the Rhineland, and Central Europe, taking part in the Battle
of the Bulge. He received the EAME Theatre Ribbon with three
bronze stars, the American Theatre Ribbon, the Good Conduct
Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.
Mr. Comer was a farmer and had commercially raised Duroc hogs
for many years and had sold his hogs in 17 states and three
foreign countries. He was past president of the Indiana Duroc
Association and helped form the Ripley-Dearborn Pork Producers
Association. Henry was also a member of the Hopewell Baptist
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating.
Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be from
10 a.m. until time of services at the church on Thursday. Memorials
may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund in
care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.
Larry G. Nolte, 64, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, May 4,
2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. He was born in
Indianapolis on August 7, 1946 the son of Joseph and Jean Drew
Nolte. He was married to Anita Hoban on October 28, 1994 and
survivors include his father Joseph Nolte of Lawrenceburg; one
son Dennis Wells of Greensburg; three daughters Natalie Nolte
of Newport, Kentucky, Audrey (Adam) Harris of McLean, Virginia,
and Jennifer (Chad) Ford of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren
Lane Wells, Aubrey and Remington Ford, A.J. and Anderson Harris,
and Temperance Peters; three sisters Shirley Blair and Dee (Marvin)
Wallace both of Greensburg and Sandy (Karl) Siebe of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Larry was a 1964 graduate of Colerain High School in Cincinnati
and received his BS degree in US History and an Associate Degree
in transportation management from the University of Cincinnati.
He was a former fleet manager for Pepsi of Cincinnati and had
worked as a jailer for the Ripley County Sheriffs Department.
Larry was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War where he served
two tours with the Force Recon First Marine Division, rising
to the rank of Sergeant. He received the National Defense Service
Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Meritorious Mast, Vietnam Campaign
Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 9 at the Hopewell Baptist
Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial was in the
church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles
American Legion of which he was a member. Visitation was held
Sunday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Memorials may be given to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
or the Hopewell Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Rabbi Charlie Benham
Rabbi Charlie Benham, 63, of Memphis, passed away Wednesday,
May 4, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
A native of Ripley County, he was born in Milan on November
3, 1947, the son of John Robert and Marie (Hoyer) Benham who
are both deceased.
On November 29, 1969, he married Jeanie (Cannon) Benham in Napoleon,
and she survives in Memphis. Other survivors include son, Dusty
(fiancé Sarah Laymon) Benham of Memphis; one brother,
Lee Howard (wife Jackie) Benham of Scottsburg; one sister, Marilyn
(husband Donnie) Chastain of Bullitt County, Kentucky.
Charlie was a former employee of Indiana Kentucky Electric in
Madison until he received his calling to follow the Lord in
Ministry. Rabbi Charlie received his associates degree
in ministry from Louisville Bible College and lived to serve
the Lord, he spent all his time and effort with the Burning
Bush Ministries where he was a Messianic Rabbi. He enjoyed making
staffs and donating them to people all around the world.
Robert L. Holler and Brother Jim Henson conducted funeral services
on Friday, May 6, at Henryville United Methodist Church, located
in Henryville, IN, because of construction at Adams Funeral
Home. Burial was in the Benham Cemetery, Benham. Memorials may
be given to the family for funeral expenses c/o Adams Funeral
Home, Henryville. Online condolences and a video tribute may
be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.
Ethel L. Roloff
Ethel L. Roloff, 92, of Dillsboro, formerly of Milan, passed
away Sunday, May 8, 2011. Private memorial services will be
held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul
Lutheran Church through Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan,
who is in charge of arrangements.
Cecil Thompson, 92, of Cross Plains and formerly of Allensville,
passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Hospice of Cincinnati,
Blue Ash, Ohio. He was born April 4, 1919 in Little York, Indiana,
the son of John C. and Virginia (Zaring) Thompson. He married
Dorthey Kummings of Lafayette on October 5, 1942 in Louisville,
KY, and she preceded him in death on October 10, 1995.
John was also preceded in death by his parents and sisters,
Alta Fisher and Lota Jane Nichols.
He is survived by sons, Lee Thompson (Marla) of Holton, Fred
Thompson (Mary Sue) of Benham, and Jim Thompson (Dorothy) of
Milford, OH; daughter, Becky Freeman of Lancaster, CA; 11 grandchildren;
15 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Mr. Thompson was a 1937 graduate of Little York High School
and a 1941 graduate of Purdue Universitys School of Agriculture.
He served during WWII as a US Army artillery officer with the
11th Air Borne Division in the Philippines and Japan.
John later worked for and retired from the (USDA) Farmers Home
Administration, now called Rural Development, where he was instrumental
in helping to bring city water to rural communities throughout
Southeastern Indiana. He was a member of the American Legion
Post #173 of Versailles and a good Democrat.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m.
at the Vevay Cemetery with Rev. Howard Bell officiating. Military
rites will be conducted by the honor guard of the Versailles
American Legion Post #173 at the Vevay Cemetery. The family
requests memorials in memory of John to the American Cancer
Society, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay, is in charge of
Mildred Gault, 91, of Milan, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2011
at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born
near Dillsboro on August 21, 1919, the daughter of William and
Mabel Lotshaw Meyer. She was married to Harold Gault and he
preceded her in death on August 15, 1976.
Survivors include two sons, Gary (Karen) Gault of Cleves, Ohio,
and David (Vanessa) Gault of Moores Hill; five grandchildren;
and eight great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death
by her parents and her brothers, Ernest and Leonard Meyer.
Mrs. Gault was a 1936 graduate of Versailles High School and
was a homemaker. Mildred was a member of the Washington Baptist
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at
the Washington Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Fitzsimmons officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday,
from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles
and from 9 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be given to the Washington Baptist Church in care
of the funeral home.
Lura Lykins, 90, of Osgood passed away Friday, April 29, 2011
at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born
at Salyersville in Magoffin County, Kentucky on April 28, 1921,
the daughter of James and Carrie Ann Taulbee Wages. She was
married to Willard Lykins on November 29, 1941 and he preceded
her in death on May 22, 1996.
Survivors include one son Willard A. (Janet) Lykins of Osgood;
four grandsons; two great-grandchildren; one sister Marie Gregory
of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother
Floyd Wages, and sisters Dee Keeton, Lilly Wages, and Telia
Mrs. Lykins was a 1939 graduate of Hazel Green High School in
Hazel Green, Kentucky and was a member of the Cedar Creek Community
Church. She was a homemaker and had done evangelistic work with
her husband for several years.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 2 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating.
Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Memorials
may be given to the Kidney Foundation or the Cedar Creek Church
in care of the funeral home.
Benjamin F. "Ben" Greenwood
Benjamin F. "Ben" Greenwood, 79, of Greendale, passed
away Wednesday, April 27, 2011. He was born Saturday, March
26, 1932, the son of the late Benjamin and Ella (Oliver) Greenwood.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lila Greenwood; three sons,
Dan (Paula) Greenwood, Mike (Sandy) Greenwood, and Rich (Karen)
Greenwood; sister, Rosella Keck; and eight grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Stanley and Gerald.
Mr. Greenwood served his country in the US Air Force. He was
a member of the Grace Church of the Valley and had worked as
a welder for Seagrams Distillery.
Funeral services were held at the Grace Church of the Valley
on Saturday, April 30 with Pastor Roger Webb officiating. Burial
was in the Greendale Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the
Grace Church of the Valley. Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg,
was in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Marie Laker
Virginia Marie Laker, 93, of Batesville, passed
away Thursday, April 28, 2011. Visitation will be Thursday,
May 5, from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Meyers
Funeral Home, Batesville. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday,
May 6, at 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Catholic Church with Father
Stephen Akange officiating. Burial will be in the St. Louis
Cemetery, Batesville. Memorials may be given to LifeTime Resources,
13091 Benedict Dr., Dillsboro, IN 47018 or Margaret Mary Community
Hospital Home Care in care of the funeral home. Meyers Funeral
Home, Batesville, is handling arrangements.
Marie Tyler Sierp
Virginia Marie Tyler Sierp, 89, of Bedford, KY, formerly of
Madison, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her daughters
home near Bedford, KY. She was born December 14, 1921, in Jennings
County, the daughter of Edward Ephriam and Mary Edith Demaree
Survivors include two sons, Ed Sierp (Darlene) of Edinburgh,
and Marion Sierp of Rutledge, TN; three daughters, Mary Ann
Harmon of Bedford, KY, Cynthia Nesbitt (Bill) of Connersville,
and Cecilia Barry (Tom) of Rising Sun; four sisters, Edna Whittaker
of Indianapolis, Opal Pulis of Indianapolis, Marjorie Hauser
of Trafalgar, and Martha Kvale (Harold) of Dennison, TX; 17
grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren;
and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded
in death by her parents, husband, Edward Russell Sierp who died
on December 13, 1993; sons-in-law, Ernie Farrell and Norman
Harmon; and two great grandchildren, Brock Sierp and Justin
Virginia was raised in Rush County and was a 1939 graduate of
Rushville High School in Rushville. She was united in marriage
to Edward Russell Sierp on March 31, 1940 in Greensburg. She
moved to Madison in 1952 and was a member of the Westfork Baptist
Virginia worked as a Final Inspector at Reliance Electric for
25 years and also enjoyed being a homemaker. She liked crocheting,
gardening, sewing, 4-H, Sunday school, being a counselor and
tutoring children in reading. She had a large collection of
Fenton Hobnail Glassware. She moved to Edinburgh in 2000 and
resided with her son and attended the Mount Auburn Christian
Church. She moved in 2007 to live with her daughter near Bedford,
KY, and attended the Hopewell Methodist Church in Carrollton,
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. at
the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, with Pastor Troy
Hedges officiating. Burial was in the Grandview Memorial Gardens
near Madison. Memorials may be given in memory of Virginia to
the West Fork Baptist Church or Hospice of Louisville, contribution
cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral
Centre, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy M. Wetterer, 99, of Sunman, passed away
Monday, May 2, 2011. Services are pending at this time. Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements.