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September 20, 2018 • Obituaries
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John Allen Orem

John Allen Orem, 53, of Milan, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. John was born October 27, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, son of the late Halstead K. and Mary M. (Plummer) Orem. He grew up in Elrod and graduated from Milan High School in 1983.

John worked for the State of Indiana Security Force at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville. He was a Sargent. Previously he worked for Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, and was a great cook. He was involved in Scouting as a leader. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John married Darla Willoughby, April 17 2001 in Elrod. They had grown up together in Milan schools. She survives, along with sons Kenneth of Lawrenceburg, Jesse of Milan, Clay of Sunman, John of Milan, and daughters, Athena of Milan, Breonna of Fontana, California, Shelby and Mary of Milan and a grandson on the way.

He is also survived by his brother Jim and sister-in-law, Terri Orem, of Milan, sister Nancy Mylar, of Odum, Georgia, sister-in-law LeAnn Orem, of Aurora, mother-in-law Gracie Willoughby of Milan, brother and sister-in-law LeRoy and Karen Willoughby of California, sister-in-law Freda Evans of Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Stanley Orem and brother-in-law Rudy Mylar.

Visitation will be on Friday, September 21st from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 422 N. Township Line Road, Batesville, followed by funeral service at 12:30 at the Church. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Algar Collins

A familiar face of the Delaware community passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 surrounded by his family.

Algar Collins was born on March 6, 1936 in Knot County Kentucky, the son of the late Arthur and Rachel (Young) Collins. He grew up in Kentucky along with his three brothers and sisters. Algar learned early on the value of working and providing, he left school early and went home to work the farm. Along with his father they grew produce and took it to local markets and sold the product, this provided enough savings for him to eventually purchase a farm from his parents.

Algar loved every aspect of farming and nature. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting mushrooms and gathered a great deal of ginseng over the years. His family had moved to the Ripley County area and he met Margaret (Bolt) and the two of them raised a family on Old Milan Versailles Pike, outside of Deleware. They were blessed with four children, Scott, Andy, Jacquey, and Rachel.

Algar spent 40 plus years working at Union Furniture in Batesville starting there when he was only 14. He oversaw sanding and finishing of the furniture and provided training to others.

Algar is survived by his daughters Jacquey (Tim) Osborne of Osgood and Rachel (William Littrell) of Madison, also daughter-in-law Roxanna Collins of Osgood, along with nine grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Margaret (Bolt) Collins, both sons Andy and Scott Collins, brothers Clarence, Elwood, and James, and sister Shirly Crowell, along with significant other Alene Lemarr.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 15, at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Burial followed at Little Memory. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood was entrusted with the arrangements.

Eugene Henry Fields

Eugene Henry Fields, 81, of Dillsboro passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Woodland Hills Care Center at Lawrenceburg. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home of Dillsboro have been entrusted with arrangements.

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