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July 31, 2012
Larry Grills, age 67 of Batesville, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at his home. Born June 1, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Joe & Kansas (Brumley) Grills.
The US Army Veteran and 1964 graduate of Sunman High School played basketball for the high school team and was well known for it. He married GeGe Lattire on February 13, 1971 in Sunman. He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church in Batesville, American Legion Post 337 in Sunman, Indiana Sheriff's Assoc. and life time member of the FOP William R. Rayner Lodge 177.
Larry is survived by his wife GeGe Grills, sons Lonnie Grills & Tom (Julie) Grills and sister Lillian Powell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Kathleen Gunter.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 2, from 3-7 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Jeff Brown, Tom Thacker & Randy Thieman officiating. Burial will be in Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles. Memorials are suggested to FOP Kops for Kids in care of Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, who is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Shirley Mae Obermeyer
Shirley Mae Obermeyer, 62, of Oldenburg, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012. Visitation will be Wed., August 1, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thurs., August 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Dave Kobak OFM officiating. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Cancer Research or Margaret Mary Hospital Hospice c/o Meyers Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Lori Jean Peterson
Lori Jean Peterson, 54, of Dillsboro, passed away Friday morning, July 27, 2012 at her home following a long illness. Lori was born December 15, 1957 in Fridley, Minnesota, the daughter of Leo Foco and Della (Evanson) Foco.
Lori graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and was employed as an engineer at 3M and Texas Instruments for several years. Lori and her husband, Jeff, lived in Dallas, Texas for ten years while he was in the service.
Lori received her masters degree in Business Administration while living in Texas and was employed at Abbott Labs. While employed at Texas Instruments, Lori was named "Employee of the Year" in 1981, which was a major accomplishment, since they employed several thousand people around the country.
Lori and Jeff moved to the Dillsboro area several years ago when Jeff was transferred to Cincinnati for Delta Airlines. While living in this area, Lori was an independent contractor for Abbott Labs, and also was employed at Jergens Lotion. The last several years, Lori was employed as an engineer at Hill Rom in Batesville. She was also active in Toastmasters Club in Batesville.
Lori was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Della Foco. She is survived by her loving husband, Jeff Peterson; three children, Rose Peterson of Midland MI, Heather Peterson and Alan Peterson, both of Lafayette; her father, Leo Foco of Pinconning, MI; one brother, Wayne (Becky) Foco of Boston, MA; and sister, Michelle Paulston of Manson, WA.
A memorial service for Lori will be held Wednesday, August 1, at 12 noon at Dillsboro United Methodist Church, 10071 Front Street, in Dillsboro, with Pastor Jann Heseman officiating. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow at Jeff and Lori's home on Spangler Rd. The family suggests memorial contributions to be given to a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro.
Katherine "Katie" Weber
Katherine "Katie" Weber, 76, of Greensburg, formerly of Batesville, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, July 30 at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial was in the St. Paul Church Cemetery, Crossroads. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, was entrusted with arrangements.
July 24, 2012
Joseph Harold Green
Joseph Harold Green, age 82 of Milan, formerly of Napoleon, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born July 10, 1930, the son of Joseph & Hazel Kelley Green. He married Iota "Rusty" Ann Linville December 11, 1964 and she survives at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
Other survivors include son, Steve & wife Cathy Green of Osgood; daughters, Debra & husband Jerry Russell of Versailles, Terri & husband Roger Toops of Osgood, Connie & husband John Saylor of Nashville, TN and Sherri Shaddy & fiancé David Bradshaw of Osgood; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren survive.
Joseph had worked at the US Shoe Company many years ago in Osgood. He was a past 20 year employee of Delta Faucet of Greensburg, and had attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Napoleon. He was a past member of Switzerland County Masonic Lodge #120.
Funeral services were held all in one day, Monday, July 23, at Neal's Funeral Home in Osgood. Burial was in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Napoleon. Memorials may be given to the Switzerland County Masonic Lodge #120 or the Napoleon Fire Department. Arrangements were entrusted to Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood.
Rusty Jerry Lee Owens
Rusty Jerry Lee Owens, age 25 of Osgood, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born November 4, 1986, the son of Rodney Lee and Kelly Rae Baugh Owens. He resided with his grandparents, John and Kathryn Owens of Osgood.
Survivors include his parents; brother, Dusty Owens; Fiancé, Kelley Wagner; sister, Amber Owens; grandparents, John and Kathryn Owens; grandmother, Patricia Shadday; nieces, Kiara and Daisy Owens, all of Osgood. Also many other family members including cousins survive.
Rusty graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School, Osgood in 2006. He then attended Hobart Welding School in Troy, Ohio and received his welding license. He worked as a welder for National Construction Workforce #9595 of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Osgood Christian Church.
Rusty enjoyed fishing, motorcycles, working on cars and baseball.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 24, at Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery, Osgood. Memorials may be given to the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood.
John Palmer, 38, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 21, 2012 at Dearborn County Hospital. John was born August 17, 1973 in Batesville, the son of Harland Palmer and Lorraine Zaba Palmer.
Prior to his illness he was employed at Batesville Products. He enjoyed being with his family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his two children, John Halcomb and Tyler Halcomb, both of Milan; sister, Raine (Jeff) Higham of Rising Sun.
A memorial service for John will be Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Friends may meet his family from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, prior to the memorial service. Memorials may be given to the family for expenses. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.
Wilma F. Snedaker
Wilma F. Snedaker, 92, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Andrew's Health Campus in Batesville. She was born in the St. Magdalene community near New Marion on June 20, 1920, the daughter of Griffin and Harley Surber Lehman. She was married to Harold Snedaker on April 11, 1944 and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1987.
Survivors include two daughters, Sarita (Walter) Kamman of Holton and Barbara (Kenneth) Myers of Versailles; four grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sons Leslie Snedaker who died on June 5, 1970 and Donn Snedaker who died on August 4, 2009, her sister Ethel Lemen, her brother Wilbur Lehman, and her half-brother Leslie Marsh.
Mrs. Snedaker was a 1938 graduate of New Marion High School and was a member of the Shelby Christian Church. In her younger years Wilma worked as a nanny for different families in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis and after her marriage was a homemaker and assisted her husband on their farm.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Bro. Irvin Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Donn Snedaker Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.
James A. "Jim" Waldon
James A. "Jim" Waldon, 74 of Moores Hill, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with burial following in Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill. Visitation will also be Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Moores Hill or Aurora Life Squad. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, is entrusted with arrangements.
July 17, 2012
Donald L. Brebberman
Donald L. Brebberman, 76, of Batesville, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born October 4, 1935 in Ripley County, he is the son of Leona (Nee: Jobst) and Clarence Brebberman. He married Bernice Wallpe on September 14, 1957 at St. Anthony's Church in Morris and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2010.
Don spent 26 years as a factory worker at Delta Faucet before retiring in 1996. He was a former member and past president of the Tri-County Coonhunters Association.
While Don enjoyed many interests, he had two true passions- woodworking and the Cincinnati Reds. A skilled craftsman, his children's homes are full of pieces that include tables and chairs, cedar chests, porch swings, rocking horses and toy boxes to name a few. And to say he was an avid Reds fan is putting it mildly. He rarely missed listening or watching a game and could give you most any statistical information you might think of, but his family indicated you may not want to within earshot if they weren't playing well.
In his younger years he liked rabbit hunting and fishing along with sports that included baseball, softball, bowling, trap and skeet shooting, as well as playing horseshoes and camping. Old western shows such as Gunsmoke and Bonanza were favorites and he loved to garden. Although the size of the garden became smaller in recent years, he was still putting out some tomato plants. While he didn't like peaches, as long as the rest was warm and plenty, then it was all good. His family spoke of dad's ability to fix or do anything. If someone invited him to help with a project, they would usually fix it or figure it out and enjoy a cold beer along the way.
Don is survived by daughters Lisa Ralston of Batesville, Lana Crow of Morris, Karla Dilk of Greensburg; sons Tim of Batesville, Mark of Plymouth, Michigan; brothers Art of Batesville, Larry of Port Townsend, Washington; nine grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by brother Eugene and a granddaughter.
Visitation is being held Tuesday, July 17, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Randy Summers officiating, followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the America Heart Association. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is entrusted with arrangements.
Loyd Gentry, who trained Graustark, Kauai King and Proud Clarion, the 1967 Kentucky Derby winner who held one of the race's fastest times, died July 1, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky of heart failure. He was 87 and lived in Stuart, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky.
Gentry was born in Covington, Kentucky, on January 19, 1925 and earned the nickname Boo in early childhood while hanging onto the trousers of his father and uncle Olin. He grew up in Versailles, Indiana on his grandmother's farm, attending school during the winter months and joining his parents on the racetrack during the summer. He came into thoroughbred horse racing naturally. His father twice rode in the Kentucky Derby as a jockey before turning to training and was North America's leading trainer in 1929. His uncle, Olin Gentry, managed Col. E.R. Bradley's farm and was instrumental in breeding 188 stakes winners, 20 champions, and nine classic winners, including six Kentucky Derby winners.
Loyd Gentry's thoroughbred training career spanned six decades and linked him to racing's most prestigious names and stables. In the 1950's he was head trainer for Captain Harry F. Guggenheim's Cain Hoy Stable. The Guggenheim years were filled with fanfare, owing to the captain's great wealth and political power. During a nine-day period in 1955, Gentry won the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland with Racing Fool, the Derby Trial Stakes with Flying Fury, the Kentucky Oaks with Lalun, and ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby with Racing Fool. Despite these wins, Gentry missed being at the center of racing activity and eventually returned to central Kentucky.
His record speaks for itself. He won the Princess Pat in 1960 with Rose Bower at Arlington Park and the important Matron Stakes at Belmont Park. He ran in the Kentucky Oaks three times, winning twice with Lalun in 1955 and Hail to Patsy in 1969, and running second in 1971 with Himalaya. His trainees, Umbrella Fella and Royal Gunner won a number of two year old races, finishing 2-3 in the Arlington-Washington Futurity in 1966 for Mike Ford. He trained Dinner Partner for Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, winning stakes with her. She later became broodmare of the year in 1989 and produced a number of superb winners.
Gentry trained for the stables of John A. Bell, III, Leslie Combs and John Haynes, John W. Galbreath, Louis L. Haggin, II, John D. Hertz, Mike Ford, Ralph Wilson and George S. Humphrey, Secretary-Treasurer of the United States. He trained Kauai King as a two year old, breaking his maiden with him before giving up his public stable to train privately for John Galbreath, turning over Kauai King to his good friend Henry Forest. Kauai King later went on to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 1966. Perhaps the fastest and best known horse Gentry trained was Graustark, who was undefeated until his last race and whose popularity was legendary in the media and with fans wherever Graustark went.
Until his death, Gentry continued to breed and train thoroughbreds in the racing mecca that is a hallmark of central Kentucky.
Gentry served in the US Coast Guard during World War II and obtained his training license when the war ended. His first winner was a colt named Big Head at Tijuana, Mexico in 1946 and his first stakes horse was Tomas winning at Fort Erie, Ontario.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine Clark Gentry, as well as his only son, Loyd III. He is survived by his wife Diane M. Curry; cousins Tom Gentry, Olin Gentry, Kathleen Spears, Anne Eberhardt Keogh and Daniel Eberhardt of Lexington, Kentucky.
Leland G. "Buddy" Jackson
Leland G. "Buddy" Jackson, age 82, of Madison, was born September 21, 1929 in Bedford, Kentucky. He was the loving son of the late, Robert & Mary Anderson Jackson. He resided his early life in Trimble County and later in Ripley and Jefferson County.
Leland was a 1948 graduate of Versailles High School and was raised in the Baptist faith. He was inducted into the United States Air Force on May 4, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on May 3, 1952 from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, receiving the Good Conduct Medal.
Leland was united in marriage on Jan. 1, 1954 to Ruth Ann Frolks. This happy union was blessed with a son, Douglas and a daughter, Kathy. Leland began a career in Civil Service with the Jefferson Proving Ground in 1952 and later in 1972 he transferred to the Bluegrass Army Depot in Lexington, Kentucky retiring after 37 years of service in 1985 as the property disposal officer. He moved back to Jefferson County in 1985 and resided there until his death. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, watching UK Basketball and being with his grandchildren.
Leland was a member of the Versailles American Legion, Leora Weare Post #173 in Versailles.
Rev. Richard E. Mackey
Rev. Richard E. Mackey, 80, former pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Milan from 1999 until 2008, passed away Friday July 13, 2012 at The Lodge Care Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rev. Mackey had also served at Galilee Lutheran Church at Indian Lake, Ohio and St. John Lutheran Church in Champion, Ohio. While at Milan, Rev. Mackey was also very active with the Milan Lions Club.
Rev. Mackey was born Richard E. Mackey, Sunday, August 16, 1931 in Warren, Ohio the son of Bert and Elsie (Hill) Mackey. He is survived by daughters Barbara Mackey-Zeigler of Mason, Ohio and Mari Beth Smith of Cincinnati, and grandchildren Ali (Alex) Holroyde, Meredith Zeigler, Matthew and Nathan Smith.
Funeral Services were held Monday July 16, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Milan with Rev. Susan Socha and Rev. Ron Haseley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given in his name to St. Paul Lutheran Church to be used for children and youth programs of the church.
Arrangements were entrusted to his friends at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Box 243, Milan, In. Please visit www.lawscarr-moore.com for on-line condolences.
Dennis L. Meister
Dennis L. Meister, 61, of Batesville, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Waters of Batesville. He is the son of Ada (Nee: Wirth) and John Meister. He was an industrial arts teacher at East Central High School for 37 years before retiring in 2010.
His family spoke about Dennis' love of his job and his passion for teaching. His other passion was steam engines. He enjoyed collecting them in addition to attending steam engine and power of the past shows. Other interests Dennis had included farming, watching the History Channel and his family said he found homemade cinnamon rolls irresistible.
Dennis is survived by his mother, Ada of Batesville; sisters and brother-in-law Joyce and Jim Westerman of Sunman, Susan Meister of Batesville; brothers and sisters-in-law John Meister of Batesville, Tony and Penny Meister of Greensburg, Daniel and Debbie Meister of Batesville; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Donald "Pete" Meister.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19 at St. Anthony's Church in Morris with Rev. Pascal Nduka officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Pioneer Engineer's Club of Indiana. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is entrusted with arrangements.
Helen Leone Wilson Stewart
Helen Leone Wilson Stewart, 88, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 21, at 11:00 a.m., at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison with burial in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2012, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday July 21, from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Wirt Baptist Church or Hospice of Jennings County, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is entrusted with arrangements.
July 10, 2012
Clay M. Baker
Clay M. Baker, 79, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at his home. He was born at Mistletoe in Owsley County, Kentucky on November 19, 1932, the son of George and Effie Burns Baker. He was married to Helen Edwards and she preceded him in death on October 5, 1999. He was then married to Pat Forbes on November 19, 2003 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son Clay Matthew Baker of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two daughters Beverly (Donnie) Lanham of Manchester and Sherry (William) Boettcher of Delhi; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; one brother Richard Dewberry of Youngstown, Ohio; one sister Linda Ishler of Manchester. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Cynthia Marie Baker.
Mr. Baker retired in 1988 after 30 years as a machinist with the Ford Motor Company in Sharonville, Ohio. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War where he served with the 2500th Air Police Squadron and received the National Defense Service Medal.
Clay was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ross, Ohio, the Sharonville-Calvary Masonic Lodge, and the Monfort Heights AMVETS Post 1988.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 12 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves, Ohio. Masonic services will be conducted at 1 p.m. and the Versailles American Legion will conduct military honors at the funeral home immediately following the services. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Hilda Marie Wolford Elston
Hilda Marie Wolford Elston of Batesville, 69, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born September 21, 1942 in Milan, to the parents of Wm L. & Maria C. Thielbar Wolford. She married Everett Elston in 1995 and he survives at Batesville.
She was employed at the Delanie Shoe Heel Factory in Versailles, with New Horizons and continued with New Horizons for approximately 30 years.
Survivors include husband, Everett Elston of Batesville; brothers, John Henry & wife Anne Wolford of Blacksburg, VA, Ben & wife Mary Ann Wolford of Lake City, MI; sister, Pat & husband Eugene Brown of Greensburg; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held all in one day, Tuesday, July 10, at Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. and funeral services immediately following. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.
Arrangements by: Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood. http://www.nealsfuneral-home.net
Leroy Wayne McLaughlin
Leroy Wayne McLaughlin, 83, of Greendale, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He was born May 15, 1929 in Aurora, the son of the late William McLaughlin and the late Margaret Housemire McLauglin. He served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He worked as a forklift driver for Seagram's, retiring after over 43 years of service. He was a lifelong member of the Aurora American Legion, the Blue Lodge and Scottish Rites. He enjoyed boating and traveling, especially to Florida.
Surviving are his wife Imogene McLaughlin, children, Dennis (Barb) McLaughlin of Versailles, Denise McLaughlin of Versailles, Michael (Katherine) McLaughlin of Batesville, Pamela Kay McLaughlin of Greendale; eleven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Clifford.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 6 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora with burial immediately following in the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora. Local members of the Veterans Service Organization conducted military graveside rites.
Contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice.
Kathleen M. "Katie" Meyer
Kathleen M. "Katie" Meyer, 88, of Moores Hill passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, July 9 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill. Burial was in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Moores Hill Senior Center or Carnegie Hall.
Joseph C. Riley, Jr.
Joseph C. Riley, Jr., age 79, of Dillsboro, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012, in Lawrenceburg. He was born in Cannelton, to Joseph C. Riley Sr. and Grace Stowe Riley on Aug. 19, 1933.
He graduated from Perry County High School and joined the US Air Force. He served 20 years and was a Sgt. in Vietnam and was honorably discharged on April 30, 1972. Following his discharge he worked for Chrysler in Kokomo. He then graduated from Ivy Tech in 1975 in auto mechanics. Following his retirement he lived in Dillsboro and was a member of the Church of Christ in Dillsboro and the VFW.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Geneva, in 2009, a daughter, Tillie Riley, a grandson, Patrick Riley, and a great great grandson Kolsyn O'Brien.
Surviving are two sons, Tony (Diane) Riley of Roseville, CA and Albert (Sharon) Riley of Florence, KY, four daughters, Patricia (Bob) Sturm of Uniondale; Pamela Guest of Fredricksburg, VA; Grace Riley of Citrus Heights, CA, and Monica (Sonny) Harper of Ripon, WI, one step-daughter, Nancy O'Brien of Aurora, and one sister Jean Fuqua of Arnelton, 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday, July 12, at 3:00 p.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Neil Stewart officiating. The family will meet friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 p,m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro with full military rites. Memorials may be given to the Church of Christ of Dillsboro or for Alzheimer's Research. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.
July 3, 2012
Miss Leo "Ike" Chase
Miss Leo "Ike" Chase, 88, of Vevay, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012. Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, at 1 p.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay, with burial in the New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Jack Sullivan Senior Center or the American Cancer Society. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay, is entrusted with arrangements.
Myron W. Cook
Myron W. Cook, 53, of Sunman, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, July 2, at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, with burial in the St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Memorials may be given to the Gideons International, Sunman Rescue 20 or donor's choice. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, was entrusted with arrangements.
Jane Foley, 81, of Moores Hill, passed away Thursday June 28, 2012. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 1, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill. Memorials may be made to the Milan Lions Club or the Dearborn County Breast Cancer Center through the funeral home. Arrangements were entrusted to Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. www.lawscarrmoore.com.
Josephine Godsey, 96, of Milan, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Water of Batesville. Services are pending at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.
Herschel L. Kunz
Herschel L. Kunz 84 of Greensburg, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Greensburg. He was born January 23, 1928 in Ripley County, IN. the son of Albert and Ester (Peetz) Kunz.
He graduated from Napoleon High School. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Napoleon. He also served in the U.S. Army. He was a life long Farmer. He married Leona "Irene" (Miller) Kunz on January 12, 1948 in Decatur County, IN. and she survives at the home.
Other Survivors include: four sons: Kenneth (Patty) Kunz, Larry (Pam) Kunz, James (Ann) Kunz, and Richard (Mary Jane) Kunz all of Greensburg, IN.; one Sister-in-Law: Clara Kunz; four Brothers: Floyd Kunz of Rushville, IN., Ralph Kunz of Osgood, IN, Billy Robbins of Greensburg, IN. and Tilford Brunner of North Carolina. Seven Grandchildren thirteen great grandchildren and one great great Grandchild also survive.He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Vera Kunz, and two Brothers: Howard and Cleo Kunz.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 3, at 10 a.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Napoleon with visitation from 9 until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
Opal L. Wildman
Opal L. Wildman, 96, of Milan, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Marble Corner in what is now the Jefferson Proving Ground on April 12, 1916, the daughter of Frank and Clara Dilk Wildman.
Survivors include one sister Geneva (Don) Myers of Milan along with several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Collins J. Wildman.
Miss Wildman was a 1934 graduate of New Marion High School and graduated Cum Laude from Hanover College in 1938 with majors in Latin, English, and Biology. She spent one semester at the University of Illinois doing research on Classical Americana and Classical Encyclopedia which consisted of the study of the contributions of Latin and Greek to the field of education.
She also attended Indiana State University with credit in Library Science. Her teaching career spanned 43 years at New Marion, Russellville, Sunman, and Osgood, and she retired from Jac-Cen-Del in 1982.
Miss Wildman was a 68 year member of the Milan United Methodist Church, member of the Indiana Retired Teachers, Ripley County Retired Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma, PI Lamda Thata Honorary Fraternity of Indiana University, Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star, and Chi Phi Gamma. She also played a vital role in the publication of the book "Echos of the Jefferson Proving Ground" by Sue Baker.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 5 at 11 a.m. at the Milan United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Britt officiating. Burial will be in the Marble Corner Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be Thursday at the church beginning at 9 a.m. Memorials may be given to the Marble Corner Cemetery or the Milan United Methodist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.