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May 14, 2013
Robert J. Irwin
Robert J. Irwin, 85, Hartsville, passed away at Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born on February 25, 1928 in Scipio, the son of Ray B. and Vera (Tooley) Irwin. He married Norma Lou Adam at the Bear Creek Baptist Church on October 6, 1957 and she survives.
He was raised in the Scipio Community and has lived in his current residence since 1958 in Bartholomew County. He graduated from Scipio High School in 1946. He had retired in December 1984 as a supervisor with Hamilton-Cosco after 32 years of service.
Mr. Irwin was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church, American Baptist Sandcreek Association, Jefferson Proving Ground/Heritage Partnership and a 50-year member of the Alert Masonic Lodge # 395. He also served as trustee for Bear Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during with the 45th Division in Korea.
Mr. Irwin is survived by family and people who loved him, Mary June Hern of Ocala, Florida and Wanda Lee (Bob) Greathouse of Franklin; Max L. (Pam) Irwin of Tempe, Arizona, Sandra Bower of Sarasota, Florida, John (Betty) Irwin of Scipio, Mike (Jane) Irwin of Scipio, Keith Irwin of Columbus, Peggy (Dave) Peratt of West Chester, Ohio, Dick (Carolyn) O'Neal of Columbus, Dennis O'Neal of Columbus, Jane (John) Naf of Ocala, Florida, Deborah (David) Sharp of Columbus, Rhonda (John) Martin of Greenwood and Lee (Aurie) White of Rockton, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, William & Max T. Irwin and his sister, Betty J. O'Neal.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Wright and Rev. David Burnett officiating. Burial will follow at the Bear Creek Cemetery with military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Jefferson Proving Ground/Heritage Partnership, Humane Society of Bartholomew County or to the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.
Jean Downey Lemen
Margaret Jean (Downey) Lemen, 92, of Osgood, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Manderley Health Care Center. She was born June 22, 1920 in Dabney, the daughter of Harry Thomas and Agnes Belle (Halberstadt) Downey.
She is survived by husband, Sherman William Lemen; and four children, David William (Jackie) of Indianapolis, Steve (Cindi) of Santa Claus, Martha Lee (Les) Kessens of Osgood and Larry Dean (Miriam) Lemen of Shelbyville; one sister, Helen (Butch) Jahnigen of Osgood; brothers, Paul (Alma) Downey of Anderson, Bill (Elizabeth) Downey of Delaware, George (Lil) Kenansville of Florida; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers Charles, Gayle, Roy and Hubert Downey.
Mrs. Lemen attended elementary school in a two-room school in Dabney and graduated in 1938 from Holton High School. Her first full time job after graduation was as a housekeeper for Dr. Debanaur in Holton. She then worked for a short time at SeagraHer last employment outside the home was during WWII working at the former Delco-Remy plant in Anderson.
Jean married Sherman Lemen on July 27, 1941 in Milan. She was a 50+ year member of the Osgood First Baptist Church, serving for many years as Sunday school secretary. From 1960 to 1980 she organized meals following the funeral of church members.
A devoted wife and mother, Jean raised her family in Osgood and was always busy cooking, canning, freezing or working in the garden.
She volunteered for many years on the election board and was a familiar face to many voters in Center Township. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Versailles Chapter No. 333.
After her husband's retirement, the couple spent many years enjoying the winter months in Florida. She enjoyed the warm weather, new friends, flea markets and family visits while there.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. (she will lie in state from 9-10 a.m.) at the Osgood First Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Buck officiating. Memorials may be made to the Sherman and Jean Lemen Scholarship Fund, the Osgood First Baptist Church or the donor's choice.
Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.net.
Dalnah Frances Neukam
Dalnah Frances Neukam, 87, of Batesville, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Private family services were held at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial was in the St. John Huntersville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Margaret Mary Hospice. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of arrangements.
Laura Jeree Smith
Laura Jeree Smith, 82, of Osgood, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11. Burial was in the Old Cravens Cemetery in Milan. Memorials may be given to the family. Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, was in charge of arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.net.
Brian Edward Wiggers
Brian Edward Wiggers, 50, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Cremation will occur. Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements. www.-nealsfuneralhome.net.
May 14, 2013