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Chad Edward Zapfe, 36, of the Hopewell community
passed away Monday, November 21, 2011 at his home. He was born
in Indianapolis on September 10, 1975, the son of Donald and
Mona LaBolt Zapfe.
include his father and stepmother, Donald and Angie Zapfe of
the Hopewell community; his mother, Mona LaBolt, sister, Jennifer
Zapfe, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Opal LaBolt, all of the Hopewell
community; uncles, Raymond (Jesse) Zapfe of Milhousen, Bernard
(Judy) Zapfe of Westport and James Zapfe of Moss Point, Mississippi;
aunts, Mary Ann (Richard) Wamsley of Greensburg and Melinda
(John) Braley of Versailles; and also his cocker spaniel Toby.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward
and Frances Zapfe and his maternal grandfather, Warren LaBolt.
Mr. Zapfe was a 1994 graduate of South Ripley High School and
was a former employee of Ohio Rod in Versailles. He also had
worked in construction and was a member of the Carpenters Union.
Chad enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 26, at 10:30
a.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers
officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation
will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home and from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the
church. Memorials may be given to the donors choice in
care of the funeral home.
Brandon Lee Crookham
Brandon Lee Crookham, 12, of Haskell, passed away Sunday, November
20, 2011. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 23,
at Ashby Funeral Home with burial in the Mt. Harmony Cemetery.
Patricia E. Redwine
Patricia E. Redwine, 73, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday,
November 22, 2011. Services are pending at Vail-Holt Funeral
obituaries in this issue.
Robert E. McNew, 87, of the Hopewell community
near Holton passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at his home.
He was born at Osgood on December 17, 1923, the son of Wilbur
and Lena Heaton McNew. He was married to Zuella Hull on April
17, 1949 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son Marvin (Sue) McNew of Holton;
three daughters Marlene (Steve) Hedrick of Batesville, Kathy
Jones of Lawrenceburg, and Gail Dicus of Aurora; 13 grandchildren
and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, his granddaughter Crystal Dicus, his brother Keith
McNew, and his sisters Wanda Jackson, Betty Gilley, Ruth Croan,
and Nancy Bodenberg.
Mr. McNew was a 1941 graduate of Holton High School and was
a 75 year member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a farmer
his entire life and was a rural mail carrier for the Holton
Post Office for 33 years.
Bob founded and owned the Farm Chemical Company in Holton and
was a former Ripley County Conservation Farmer of the Year.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m.
at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday
from 5 p.m. to 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 the Hopewell Baptist
Church in care of the funeral home.
Gaylen Thomas Siekerman, 87, of Aurora
(Manchester), passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Funeral
services will be held Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. at Sibbett-Moore
Funeral Home, Moores Hill, with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.
Military services will be provided by the Moores Hill American
Legion Post #209. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday
at Crown Hill Memorial Park in Cincinnati. Visitation will be
Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be
given to the Moores Hill Fire/Rescue. Sibbett-Moore Funeral
Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Willamae Bushorn, 90, of Lawrenceburg and formerly
of Milan, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Triple Creek
Care Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.
Curtis A. Lowry, 38, of Batesville, passed
away Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Visitation was held Saturday,
October 29, with military honors at the Meyers Funeral Home,
Batesville, who was entrusted with arrangements.