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Edward "Duke" Kappes
Alvin Edward "Duke" Kappes, 67, of Rising Sun, passed
away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Rising Sun. He was born on April
11, 1944 in Kenton County, KY, the son of Raymond Bernard and
Ethel Florentina (Freel) Kappes.
Alvin is survived by three sons, Ben Kappes (Patti) of Patriot,
Casey Kappes of Bunkerhill, and Brian Kappes of Martinsville;
three grandchildren, Raylinn, Taylor and Raymond; six brothers,
Martin Kappes of Bennington, Richard Kappes of Holton, Norman
Kappes of Osgood, Frank Kappes of Fairview, Steve Kappes of
Bennington and John Kappes of Versailles; eight sisters, Edna
Yagami of Richmond, KY, Carolyn Bradley of Osgood, Velma Armstrong
of Rising Sun, Martha Peaslee of Versailles, Rosemary Hooten
of Osgood, Regina West of Versailles, Debra Schmitt of Osgood
and Christina Hoff of Sunman; one sister-in-law, Judith Kappes
of Bennington; special niece, Constance Campbell of Martinsville;
one aunt, Frances Kappes of Highland Heights, KY; 59 nieces
and nephews, 47 great nieces and nephews and nine great great
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Louis John
Kappes on December 25, 2010; niece Jennifer Kappes; nephews
Sadao Yagami, Jr., James Kappes, Jeffrey Bradley and Joseph
Kappes; brother-in-law Sadao Yagami, Sr.; and one great niece
and one great great nephew.
Mr. Kappes was raised in Napoleon where he was raised in the
Catholic faith. He was a 1964 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School
Alvin was inducted into the United States Army on June 16, 1964
in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Specialist 5, serving
with Headquarter, Headquarter Troop, 3rd Squadron, 7th Calvary
as a general vehicle repairman during the Vietnam War. He received
the Marksman Rifle M14 & the National Defense Service Medal
and was honorably discharged on August 16, 1967.
Alvin was a truck driver for Allied Van Lines in Indianapolis
for 30 years, retiring in 2007. He also drove for Bekins Van
Lines in Indianapolis. He will be remembered for his love of
hunting, fishing, NASCAR and sports.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27, at 1 p.m. at the
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay with Rev. John
A. Meyer officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans
Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.
until time of services on Friday at the funeral home. Military
rites will be conducted by the honor guard of the Jefferson
Post #9 of the American Legion at the cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice. Contribution
cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison
Funeral Home, Vevay, is entrusted with arrangements.
Athea E. Nicely
Athea Elgean Nicely, 82, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of Sunman,
passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman,
is handling arrangements. 812-623-2200.
E. "Bill" Hance
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 Jane Hamilton Hance. He married
Marilyn Elliott on August 18, 1972 in Madison and she survives.
survivors include three daughters, Michelle Brock (Cliff) of
Brownstown, Sherry Hance-Bright (Casey) of Greensburg, and Lindsey
Hostetler (Craig) of Rexville; his mother, Jane 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.
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.
Bobby Arnett, Sr.
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.
Mary Frances Ray
Mary Frances Ray, age 92 of Greensburg, formerly of Osgood,
passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Arbor Grove Village in
Greensburg. She was born November 25, 1918 in Madison, to the
parents of Charles S. and Daisy Gertrude Whitham Bovard. She
married Norman "Red" Littell and he preceded her in
death April 11, 1995. She later married Robert Ray who also
preceded her in death.
Survivors include son, Norman E. (Brenda) Littell of Acworth,
GA; stepson, Don (Linda) of Indianapolis; sister, Erma Stairhime
of New Castle; grandchildren, Rick Littell of Cummings, GA,
and Sandra Littell of Acworth, GA; and great grandchild, Cole
Littell. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Miles and
Charles Wayne Bovard .
Mary had lived in the Osgood area years ago where she had been
an Avon dealer for 20 years. She also had worked at the Osgood
Library from 1995- 1997. She attended Osgood Baptist Church
where she had served as a deaconess. Mary was a member of the
Sandcreek Baptist Church of Greensburg, the Loys Chapter of
Eastern Stars of Greensburg, and the DAR of Greensburg. She
had been involved in writing plays for the Drama Circle of Greensburg.
Visitation and funeral services will be held all in the same
day at Neals Funeral Home, Osgood, on Saturday, May 21.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-12 noon, with funeral beginning
at noon. Memorials may be given to the Sandcreek Baptist Church
or Osgood Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery,
Arrangements are being handled by Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood.
Rabbi Charlie Benham, 63, of Memphis, passed away Wednesday,
May 4, 2011, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
native of Ripley County, he was born in Milan on November 3,
1947, the son of John Robert and Marie (Hoyer) Benham who are
On November 29, 1969, he married Jeanie (Cannon) Benham in Napoleon,
and she survives in Memphis. Other survivors include son, Dusty
(fiancée 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.
Rick Wayne Robinson
Rick Wayne Robinson, 53, of Moores Hill, passed away Monday,
May 9, 2011. He was born on May 28, 1957 in Batesville, the
son of the late Robert K. Robinson and the late Edith Campbell
Rick enjoyed fishing, hunting and walking in search of archeological
finds. He also loved spending time with his grandkids. He worked
30+ years as a Chemical Operator for Ineos, formerly Monsanto.
Survivors include son, Erick (Erin) Robinson of Muncie; daughters,
Stacy (Rob) Lloyd, Alyse (Brian) Knapp, and Darcy Robinson,
all of Moores Hill; brother, Randy (Donna) Robinson of Sunman;
sister, Dana Hartman of Sunman; grandchildren, Cooperlynn Lloyd,
Hayden Knapp, Eleanor Robinson, and he was expecting a grandson
in June; also the mother of his children and wife for 27 years,
Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m., today, Thursday, at
the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora. Services will be held
at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with Carl Burns officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Aurora.
Contributions may be made to the Milan Rescue 30 or Milan Fire
Department. Please call the funeral home office at 812-926-1450,
and the family will be notified of your donation with a card.
Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, is entrusted with arrangements.
David Loren Barricklow, 66, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011
at Regency Place in Greenfield. He was born on July 15, 1944
in Batesville, the son of Thomas Charles and Nellie D. (Hopkins)
Barricklow. He married Jean (Usher) Barricklow on July 23, 1967,
and she survives.
survivors include son, David Anthony "Tony" (Wendy)
Barricklow of Bolivia, NC; siblings, Thomas Dale (Ruth) Barricklow
of Dabney, Ronald D. (Kathy) Barricklow of Powell, TN, and Ann
Barricklow (E.G.) Thompson of Elizabethtown, KY; and two grandchildren,
Jayden Barricklow and Tony ODay. He was preceded in death
by his parents.
Mr. Barricklow graduated Holton High School in 1962 and served
in the US Air Force as an Airman 1st Class during the Vietnam
War. He attended Indiana Central College.
David worked for Technicolor as an electronics tradesman for
over 40 years before retiring. He was a member of the Calvary
Baptist Church in Greenfield.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 2, at the Calvary
Baptist Church in Greenfield, with Pastor Roger Kinion officiating.
Burial will be at a later date at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in
Shallotte, NC. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer
Society. Arrangements were handled by the Erlewein Mortuary
Wess Lovins, 31, of Milan, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011 as
the result of an automobile accident near Elrod. He was born
at Lawrenceburg on March 27, 1980, the son of Jim and Malena
Survivors include his parents of Milan; his daughters Alexis
and Savanah at home; brother Justin (Samantha) Lovins of Appomattox,
Virginia; maternal grandmother Mrs. Thelma Knowlton of Milan;
nephew Tristan, and nieces Gracie and Audrey Lovins. He was
preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Henry and Sally
Lovins and his maternal grandfather Walter Knowlton.
Wess was a former employee of R. D. Wood Construction and also
worked at Valeo in Greensburg.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at
the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. David Shivers
of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Memorials may be
given to the New Marion Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Larry Nolte, 64, of Holton, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
Services are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.