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Grace Louise Tucker, 89, of Washington, passed away Thursday,
July 21, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1922 in
Decatur County the daughter of Roy A. and Mazie M. (Hughes)
Hull, both deceased. She married James Lowell Tucker, Sr. February
1, 1942 at the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church and he preceded
her in death on October 1, 2005.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Ronald) Johnson of Dalton,
Georgia, Denise (Charles) Odell of Washington; two sons, James
(Flora) Tucker, Jr. of Tallulah, Louisiana, Thomas (Cecelia)
Tucker of Martinsville; one sister, Thelma (Calvin) Holcomb
of Westport; one brother, Alvin (Anna Mae) Hull of Milan; eight
grandchildren; two great grandchildren and one step great granddaughter.
Mrs. Tucker was raised in the Flat Rock Community and was a
former 40 year resident of Morristown and had resided in Washington
since 1994. She graduated from Holton High School, was a member
of the Central Christian Church at Washington and enjoyed crocheting,
jigsaw puzzles and cooking.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Tuesday, July 26 at
11 a.m. at the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church in Ripley County
with Rev. James Payton officiating. Burial will be in the Union
Flat Rock Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Union Flat
Rock Cemetery through the funeral home.
Bass & Gasper Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
L. (Puente) Steinfort
Hazel I. (Puente) Steinfort, devoted
wife of the late Omer Steinfort, passed away Wednesday, July
20, 2011 at 96 years of age. She was the mother of William (Sandy)
Steinfort, Robert (Joyce) Steinfort, Marcella (Cullen) Kalkbrenner,
David (Linda) Steinfort and the late Lawrence (Claudia) Steinfort.
Hazel was the sister of Catherine Eiklor, Adeline Lewis and
the late Dorothy Puente, Luella Schwipps and Edward Puente.
She had 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Hazel was formerly of New Haven.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 23, at John C. Brater
Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio. Memorials may be given to the
St. John the Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or charity
of donors choice. Brater Funeral Home, Harrison, OH, was
in charge of arrangements.
Helen S. Lauber, 83, of Sunman, passed away Thursday, July 14,
2011. Funeral services were held Monday, July 25 at the St.
John Lutheran Church, Hubbells Corner with burial in the
Evangelical Union Cemetery, Hubbells Corner. Memorials
may be made to the Fellowship Hall at St. John Lutheran Church.
Cook Funeral Home, Sunman was in charge of the arrangements.
Richard F. Wagner
Richard F. Wagner, 83, of Napoleon, passed away Friday, July
22, 2011 at his home. He was born near Napoleon on October 20,
1927 the son of William and Catherine Brunner Wagner. He was
married to Dolores Gehl at St. Maurice Catholic Church on August
12, 1950 and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Theresa (Paul) Rork of
Fairland; seven sons Steve (Ann) Wagner, Mike (Cathy) Wagner,
Joe (Janet) Wagner and Mark (Jean) Wagner all of Napoleon, John
(Linda) Wagner of Osgood, Alan Wagner and his fiancé
Silky Caldwell of Statesville, NC and Brian (Stacey) Wagner
of Greensburg; 26 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and
one brother, William (Delores) Wagner of Napoleon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Iona Wagner,
Wilma Peetz and Burdella Brancamp and his brothers Paul, Maurice,
Cletus and Donald Wagner.
Mr. Wagner was a 1946 graduate of Napoleon High School and was
a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon and was
also a charter member of the Keene-Henneke VFW Post at Napoleon.
He was a farmer and a former employee of the Union Furniture
Company in Batesville, the Indiana State Highway Department
and Gulf Plastics in Greensburg.
He was an Army veteran where he served with the 21st Infantry
from May of 1946 to May of 1947, seven months of which was served
in occupied Japan.
Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, July 25 at the St.
Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon with Father Rob Hankee officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites
by the Keene-Henneke VFW Post and the Osgood American Legion.
Memorials may be given to the St. Maurice Building Fund or the
Hospice of the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in care of Stratton
Karsteter Funeral Home.
Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Patricia McAdams
Mary Patricia McAdams, 58, of Moores Hill passed away Friday,
July 22, 2011. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July
30 at the South Sparta Community Church, Moores Hill. Memorials
may be made to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores
Hill is entrusted with the arrangements.
Jeffery James Venable, age 54, of Shelbyville, formerly of Batesville,
passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 at his residence. He was born
January 24, 1957 son of James and Francis Dean Venable, both
deceased. He married Joan Louise Kemker November 7, 1975 and
she preceded him in death on December 8, 2010.
Survivors include daughter, Shannon (Chris) Pope of Waldron;
grandchildren, Kayla Joan Pope and Skyler Peetz both of Waldron.
Jeff was an employee of Hill Rom in Batesville, for 25 years
and also an employee of Delta Faucet of Greensburg. He loved
to write music and also enjoyed singing. Jeff also restored
and showed cars. He had attended Solid Rock Bible Fellowship
Church of Napoleon.
Services will be held all in one day at Neal's Funeral Home,
Osgood, today, Tuesday, July 19, with visitation from 10-11
a.m. and funeral services immediately following. Burial will
be in the Greendale Cemetery, Osgood. Memorials may be given
to the Solid Rock Church in care of the funeral home. Arrangements
are being handled by Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood. www.neals-funeralhome.net
Charles "Chuck" Hartley
Bernard Charles "Chuck" Hartley, 28, of Cross Plains,
passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Funeral services were
held Saturday, July 16 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison,
with burial in the Cross Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Cross
Plains. Memorials may be given to the Education Fund for Kynnadi
Brogan Hartley or the Chuck Hartley Memorial Fund. Contribution
cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison
Funeral Home, Vevay, was in charge of arrangements.
Harry "Ken" Harris, 57, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday,
July 12, 2011. Services will be held Saturday, July 23, at the
Dillsboro United Methodist Church, 10071 Front St., Dillsboro,
at 3 p.m. with visitation prior to services at 2 p.m. Military
rites will be performed by the Dillsboro American Legion Post
#292. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill is handling arrangements.
Michael Mitchell, 40, of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday,
July 13, 2011. Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, at
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro. Burial will be later
at the Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family.
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, was entrusted with arrangements.
Ruby Jane Gullion, 78, of Holton, formerly of Lawrenceburg,
passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, in Columbus. She was born
Sunday, June 25, 1933 in Falmouth, Kentucky, the daughter of
Elmer Johnson and Virgie Russell Lynn.
Ruby was a member of North Vernon Church of Christ, loved word
search puzzles, bingo and "I Love Lucy". She loved
Lawrenceburg and was a great person who always helped others
and thought of others first. She used to enjoy going on over
the road trips with her husband. Time spent with her family
was her greatest joy.
Surviving are sons, Charles (Kimberly Barrett) Gullion, Jr.
of Holton, Kenneth (Brenda) Gullion of Greendale; daughters,
Tammy (Alvin) Barrett of Rising Sun, Beverly Harrell of Lawrenceburg,
Vickie (Zeke) Bishop of Versailles; sisters, Anna Lou Mitchell
of Harrison, OH, Debbie (Jim) Brown of Milan, Penny (Fred) Vinup
of Milan; 14 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charles
K. Gullion, Sr.
Friends will be received 12-2 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at the
Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora. Services will be held at
the funeral home, Thursday, at 2 p.m. immediately following
visitation with James Pedigo officiating.
Interment will follow in the East Fork Cemetery, Guilford. Contributions
may be made to American Cancer Society. Please call the office
at 812-926-1450 and they will notify the family of your donation
with a card. Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, is entrusted
Ruby Hicks, 87, of Brookville, passed away Sunday, July 17,
2011. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 21, from 10 a.m.
to 12 noon at Cook Funeral Home, Brookville, with funeral services
immediately following. Burial will be in the Gibson Cemetery,
Bright. Memorials may be given to the funeral home on behalf
of the family. Cook Funeral Home, Brookville, is entrusted with
Leo Albert Hardebeck, 77, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, July
5, 2011. Graveside services were conducted on July 18 at the
Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted
to the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Meta Thieman, 95, of Cross Plains, passed away Saturday, July
16, 2011 at the Ripley Crossing Health Center in Milan. She
was born in Cross Plains on March 24, 1916, the daughter of
John and Alma Steingruber Schwanholt. She was married to Howard
Thieman on November 21, 1936 and he preceded her in death on
May 21, 1997.
Other survivors include two daughters, Marilyn (James) Pennington
of Canaan, Genevieve (Louis) DeBurger of Cross Plains; grandchildren,
Debbie (Ron) Raper, Karen DeBurger, Chris (Melissa) Lochard,
Laura Freeman, Becky (Benny) Mohr, and Andrew Lochard; great
grandchildren, Brandi and Vanessa Hite, Joseph and Lakota Mohr;
one brother, Victor Schwanholt; and one sister-in-law, Mary
Ellen Thieman. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
two brothers Edward and Walter.
Mrs. Thieman was a member of the St. Pauls Lutheran Church
in Olean and taught Sunday school for 26 years, a member of
the Marthas Circle, Olean, Willing Workers Homemakers
Club and a Bible School teacher.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 20, at 11 a.m.
at the St. Pauls Lutheran Church with Randy Thieman officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Peters Cemetery in Olean. Visitation
will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Friendship
Fire Department or the cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Cierra Larie Adams, 18, of Batesville, passed away Saturday,
July 16, 2011. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 20, from
5-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services
will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Little Memory Church with
burial in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the
Ripley County Humane Society. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville,
is in charge of arrangements.
Walter B. Peters
Walter B. Peters, 76, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, July
16, 2011. No services are planned. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville,
was in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Comer, 89, of the Hopewell community, near Holton passed
away Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Kings Daughters
Hospital in Madison. She was born in the Proving Ground near
Holton on July 23, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Zora Richardson
Dudley. She was married to Henry Comer on May 18, 1947 and he
preceded her in death on May 16, 2011.
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,
Illinois and Daniel (Kelsey) Allen of Charlestown; eight great
grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, and five step
great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
parents, her son Thomas A. Comer, and her daughter Connie Jane
Mrs. Comer was a 1939 graduate of Holton High School. Mrs. Comer
was a bookkeeper for REMC and her family farm, Evelyn was also
a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, she was a Sunday School
Teacher, Hopewell Clover Bees 4H Leader, and very active in
the Indiana Pork Providers.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 13 at 11 a.m.
at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating.
Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be today,
Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home
in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday
at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist
Denise J. Ragland
Denise J. Ragland, 58, of Milan, passed away Tuesday, July 5,
2011, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born Thursday, January 1,
1953 in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of the late Jay C.
Schwinn and the late Wanda Knuckles Schwinn.
Denise previously worked as a cashier for Jay C Food Store in
Milan. She loved Stephen King novels and playing computer games.
Surviving are sons, James Ragland of Albuquerque, NM, Jason
Ragland of Ft. Rucker, AL; daughter, Michelle Ragland of Milan;
brothers, Darel Schwinn of Dallas, TX, Doug Schwinn of Grand
Junction, CO, and Dewey Schwinn of Modesto, CA; grandchildren,
Jason Jr., and Justin Ragland. She was preceded in death by
her husband, Richard.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 10, at the First Baptist
Church of Milan with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial
was in the Craven Cemetery, Milan. Memorials may be given to
the family. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and they
will notify the family of your donation with a card. Rullman
Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, was entrusted with arrangements.
Peggy Louise Gilland
Peggy Louise Imel Gilland, age 64, of Osgood, passed away Wednesday,
July 6, 2011 at her home. She was born April 12, 1946, to the
parents of Perry Herbert and Rosamae Schuck Imel. She married
George Anthony Gilland August 28, 1965 and he resides at home.
Survivors include husband, George Anthony Gilland of Osgood;
sons, Bryan Anthony Gilland of Greensburg, Charles James Anthony
Gilland of Osgood; daughter, Danielle Elswick of Newport, KY;
brothers, Wm. Imel of Osgood, Robert and John Imel both of Greensburg;
sister, Patsy Cowins of Greensburg; and seven grandchildren.
Peggy was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Lee Shaver;
three brothers, Charles Perry, Richard Lee and Dynnis Imel;
also, two sisters, Telly Mae Imel and Mary Jane Simmons.
Peggy had worked for Delta Faucet of Greensburg, IN retiring
in 1990. She had been a nail tech for Cindy Schmidt who owns
the Unique Beauty Salon near Greensburg. She had attended the
Assembly of God Church in Greensburg and in Madison. In the
more recent years, she had attended the Osgood First Baptist
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 9, at Neal's Funeral
Home, Osgood. Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association
in care of the funeral home. Burial was in the St. John's Catholic
Cemetery in Osgood. Arrangements were handled by Neal's Funeral
Home, Osgood. http://www.nealsfuneralhome.net/.
Harold Alton Thornton
Harold Alton Thornton, 84, of Madison, formerly of Pleasant,
passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011. Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral
Centre, Madison, with burial in the Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation
is from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time
of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may
be given to the Chad Keith Valentine Scholarship Fund, cards
available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre,
Madison, is in charge of arrangements.
William "Bill" Berry
William "Bill" Berry, of Versailles, passed away Sunday,
July 10, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati,
Ohio. He was born in Cumberland, Kentucky on April 2, 1941,
the son of Otis and Gladys Sumpter Berry. He was married to
Carol Wood in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 7, 1968.
Survivors include his wife Carol; two daughters, Robin Ann (Bud)
Prather of Holton, and SaraDee (Joe) Cole of Versailles; five
grandchildren, Tyler and Justin Cole, Lance, Jessie, and Samuel
Prather; two brothers, Ronald "Ron" Berry of Madison
and Dale Berry of Holton; and one sister, Sue Combs of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his one daughter; Linda Jane; two
brothers, David and Danny Berry; and his parents.
Mr. Berry was a self-employed owner/operator truck driver, and
had worked at Wood Farm Supply in Versailles.
Bill served his county in the United States Army 82nd Airborne
Division out of Ft. Bragg, Virginia for 12 years, including
two tours in Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was a member of the Cedars of Lebanon Church in Dillsboro.
He was a member of the Versailles American Legion, Leora Weare
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m. at
the Cedars of Lebanon in Dillsboro with Pastor Charlie Hill
officiating. Burial will be in Cross Plains Methodist cemetery
with full military rites. Visitation will be Wednesday 4 to
7 p.m. at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until time of services
at the church. Memorials may be given to the Good News Club
in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.
Former bookstore owner, Naomi Roberta Mahoney, 88, of Columbus,
passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Columbus Health and
Rehabilitation Center. She was born on September 3, 1922 at
Batesville, the daughter of John Rufus and Alma Pearl Ruble
Rice. She married Loyd George Mahoney on June 26, 1948 and he
preceded her in death on November 4, 1971.
Survivors include close friends Lester and Joann Peters of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son James
Alan Mahoney- January 28, 2005, and sisters Mariam Lucille Rice
Naomi was a homemaker most of her life. She worked at Cummins
Engine Company for six years. At one time, she and her son Jim
owned and operated Cummins Book Store in Columbus. Naomi was
of the Christian faith.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at
Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus, IN, with visitation
held one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Craven
Cemetery, Milan. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers
Foundation. Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus, is
entrusted with arrangements. You may light a virtual candle
and send a message to the family via the internet at www.jewellrittman.com
Jesse H. Westmeyer Jr.
Jesse H. Westmeyer, Jr., 65, of Versailles, died Thursday, June
30, at St. Vincents Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born
November 7, 1945, in Batesville, the son of Jesse H. and Leona
J. Curry Westmeyer.
A lifelong resident of Versailles, Westmeyer graduated from
Versailles High School in 1963 and received a degree in business
from Miller-Draugn Business College in Cincinnati. He worked
for Cummins Engine before enlisting in the United State Marine
Corps in September 1965.
As a corporal in the Marine Corps, Westmeyer served in Vietnam
an received honorable discharge in September of 1967.
After service in the Marine Corps, he became a member of the
Indiana State Police in November 1967 and served for 33 years,
most of those years at the Versailles Post. When he retired
in January 2000, Westmeyer was employed by Hardy Insurance and
later by Main Source Insurance.
During his 54 years as a member of the Tyson United Methodist
Church, Westmeyer served in several capacities. He was chairman
of the building committee when the Fellowship Hall was built
and presently served as a member of the Tyson United Methodist
Board of Trustees.
Westmeyer was a longtime member of the Versailles American Legion
Post 173, having served as commander in 2009 and recently being
elected to serve as commander for the coming year.
He belonged to the State Police Alliance and was also a member
of the Versailles Masonic Lodge #7 for which he was a Worshipful
Past Master and a member of Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite.
Westmeyer married Jane Ellen Freudenstein on August 2, 1969,
and she survives. Other survivors are a son Ed (Shannon) Westmeyer
of Troy, Ohio; two daughters: Natalie (Jerry) Gilpin of Versailles
and Susan Westmeyer of Versailles; eight grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren; his mother Joe Westmeyer of Versailles;
a brother David (Tulin) Westmeyer of Louisville, Kentucky; a
brother-in-law Roger (Cathy) Freudenstein of Spring Hills, Florida,
a sister-in-law Ann Westmeyer of Lexington, Kentucky; several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse H. Westmeyer,
Sr. and his border, Stephen Westmeyer.
A celebration of Westmeyers life will be held at Tyson
United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6,
with the Rev. John Scudder and the Rev. James Byerly officiating.
Visitation will be at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in
Versailles from 4:00 till 8:00 on Tuesday, July 5, with Masonic
services scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be held
at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be given to the Westmeyer Scholarship; the Versailles
American Legion Post; Cliff Hill Cemetery; or Tyson United Methodist
Church in care of Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles,
who is in charge of arrangements.