August 23, 2016 • Obituaries
UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING AUGUST 23, 2016 11:30 A.M.
Charles “Chuck” Edward Levi
In a minute life can change. Charles “Chuck” Edward Levi was called home on Saturday, August 20, 2016, only a week after celebrating his 60th birthday. Chuck was born on August 13, 1956, the son of the late Charles and Lula (Dixon) Levi, in Osgood. Chuck was one of eight children born to this marriage. He had spent the majority of his life in the community, only being gone while serving his country.
Chuck was united in marriage on April 30, 1983, to Mary Owens in the United Methodist Church in Osgood. They were blessed with a son Lance and daughter Kari. Chuck had worked 33 years at Delta in Greensburg, having worked his way up to Quality Assurance Supervisor, and then worked for an additional six years at Honda. He enjoyed being the handyman and was able to accomplish whatever he set his mind to do. He might have been a carpenter today and an electrician tomorrow, but he always was able to help whoever needed it. He loved to sing and play his guitar, learning several songs to sing for his family. Speaking of family, this was his absolute passion, quick to brag on his kids, and looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild. He considered his in-laws just like his own parents and gave constant support. Chuck was a true Christian and was a long-time member of the Osgood Christian Church. He also was a member of the Greensburg Legion and also a member of Keene-Henneke VFW Post.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; brothers James, Julian, and Lydell; sisters Wanda and JoAnn; special nephews Michael and Rusty Owens. He is survived by “the love of his life” wife Mary at home; son Lance; daughter Kari; future grandchild; sister Linda Whitaker of South Carolina; brother Calvin Pollard of Canada; brothers-in-law Gene Shick, Mark (Carol) Owens, Rodney (Kelly) Owens, and Michael Owens. He is also survived by special nieces Kiara, Daisy, and Jade, and his special little buddy Rusty Chase Michael Owens. He will also be sadly missed by his lap buddy “Skeeter.”
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 24, from 4-7 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home with burial following at Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Memorial donations can be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.
Donald Wayne Wood
The community of Versailles lost a very familiar, smiling face Saturday morning, August 20, 2016. Donald Wayne Wood, 72 years old, and known as Donnie, passed away surrounded by his family and friends. Donnie was born in Switzerland County, the son of Stewart and Edith Wood, on July 7, 1944. He was one of 15 children blessed to this union and had a good childhood playing with his brothers and sisters.
After attending school, Donnie was enrolled in the United States Army on June 16, 1965 and proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era. Donnie returned to his native roots and took on many different odd jobs. He met his future wife Barbara Canada, and they were united in marriage on December 4, 1965. To this marriage was born a daughter Kathy. Donnie always believed in working and providing for his family. He spent many years working for and becoming town supervisor in Osgood. He then decided to venture out on his own to form the Don Wood Seamless Gutter business. Many houses in the area still proudly have their Don Wood gutters hanging. Anybody that knew Donnie knew his smile was contagious. He truly loved to make those around him happy even if they were the root of his favorite joke or prank he was working up. Donnie was passionate about his family and never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, woodworking, and decorating his yard at Christmas for others to enjoy. He was faithful to his music, loved to sing and pick his guitar, and even created three discs of his favorites.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents and many brothers and sisters. He is survived by wife Barbara at home; daughter Kathy Berry of Versailles; grandkids Scott Berry of Osgood, Melinda Berry of Versailles, and Melanie (Nathan) Meisberger of Versailles; great granddaughter Korrin; and sister Norma Scheonhoft of Florida.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 23 from 4-7 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, for all family and friends to share their favorite story. Funeral services will also be at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be made to the Fisher House of Cincinnati, in care of the funeral home. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.
Leroy Lakeman, age 86, of Madison, died on Saturday, August 20, 2016. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison.