May 29, 2007
Daisy F. Allen
Daisy F. Allen, 89 of Dillsboro, died Tuesday,
May 22, 2007 at the Waters of Dillsboro, Ross Manor. She was
born Tuesday, August 7, 1917 in Weisburg, the daughter of
Benjamin and Martha (Wouling) Holliday.
She is survived by her brother, Grant Holliday of Cincinnati
and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Allen was a member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church.
Services were held Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m. at the Fitch-Denney
Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg. Burial followed in the St. Johns
Lutheran Church Cemetery, Hubbles Corner, Sunman.
Memorials may be made to the Lawrenceburg Rescue Unit or Hubbles
William Lawless Castner, 83, of Zionsville, died Wednesday,
May 16, 2007, at St. Vincents Hospice in Indianapolis.
Mr. Castner was a 1949 graduate of Butler University School
of Pharmacy and was employed for 39 years at Abbott Laboratories
and served on its Management Advisory Council.
For 40 years, Mr. Castner operated a livestock farm in Washington
Township, Hamilton County, where he maintained a herd of polled
Hereford beef cattle. He served for 11 years as a member of
the Westfield-Washington Plan Commission.
Mr. Castner was born August 14, 1923 at Holton, the son of
Bryan J. Castner and V. Faye Lawless Castner. His father and
grandfather, William P. Castner, were well-known merchants,
farmers, bankers and elected public officials.
Mr. Castner is survived by his wife of 62 years, E. Louise
Flick Castner, a graduate of Methodist Hospital School of
He was a member of the Millersville Masonic Lodge and the
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Valley. During
WWII, he served in the 654th Bomber Squadron, which performed
aerial reconnaissance of Normandy in preparation for D-Day.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law,
Stephen L. and Kathryn J. Castner of Cedarburg, WI; daughter
and son-in-law, Jennifer L. and Mark L. Struhs of Chicago,
IL; granddaughters, Brittany K. Bailey of Fort Worth, TX and
Stephanie V. Struhs of London, England, and grandsons, Christopher
W. Struhs of Chicago, IL and Matthew D. Struhs, presently
serving with the Navy Seals overseas.
A grandson, Stephen William Castner, was killed in action
on July 24, 2006, in Iraq, while serving with the 1st Battalion,
121st Field Artillery Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard.
Calling will be Tuesday, May 22 from 4-7 p.m. at Flanner and
Buchanan, 105 W. Pine Street, Zionsville. Services will be
at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the mortuary. Burial will be Thursday
at the Holton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Cathedral
Foundation, 650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Rubie M. Boyd
Ruby M. Boyd, 87, of Versailles, formerly of Elrod passed
away Friday, May 18, 2007 at the Kings Daughters
Hospital in Madison.
She was born near Elrod on March 3, 1920 the daughter of Samuel
and Hattie Calendar Boyd.
She is survived by one sister, Rozetta Bradley of Rising Sun;
sister-in-law Evelyn Boyd of Milan; nieces, Mary Shockey of
Versailles, Leona Middleton of Lawrenceburg, Marie Gilmore
of Rising Sun and Fern Day of Connersville. She was preceded
in death by her parents, brothers, Orvin, Raymond, Thurman
and Wesley Boyd and sister Edith Henschen.
Miss Boyd was a homemaker and a member of the Washington Baptist
Church at Elrod.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, May 22 at 11
a.m. at the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles with
Rev. Bruce Fitzsimmons officiating. Burial will be in the
Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro.
Memorials may be given to the Oakdale Cemetery or to the Washington
Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Johanna M. Billman
Johanna M. Billman, 89, of Batesville passed away Sunday,
May 20, 2007 at the Hospitality Hall in Batesville.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23 from 4-8:00 p.m. at Weigel
Funeral Home in Batesville, with a rosary service at 7:00
p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 24 at
10:00 a.m. at the St. Louis Church in Batesville. Burial will
be in St. Nicholas Cemetery near Sunman.
Marvin Donald Nobbe
Marvin Donald Nobbe, 47, of Oldenburg, died Thursday, May
17, 2007 at his residence.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 19, at the Holy Family
Catholic Church, Oldenburg. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
Phillip Paul "Bud" Purcell, 86, of Cross Plains,
died Friday, May 11, 2007 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He
was born in Texas County, OK, on October 11, 1920 the son
of Jahuc and Lily Russell Purcell, both deceased. He married
Mary Kathryn "Katie" Marsh of Cross Plains and she
Survivors also include daughter Phyllis and husband Darrell
Jackson of Madison; son James of Scottsburg; step-daughter
Donna "Susi" and hus-band Larry Dean of Batesville;
stepson Jerry Wayne and wife Beverly Heath of Versailles;
brother Hugh of Gem City, CO; sisters Dixie Brown of Moab,
UT and Gertrude Elliott of Hu-goton, KS; one granddaughter;
two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and seven
step-great-grandchildren; plus many nieces, nephews and other
He was preceded in death by sisters Edith Purcell and Pearl
Elliot; and brothers Elmer, Russell, Forrest and Jean Purcell.
Mr. Purcell was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was a farmer
in Oklahoma. After moving to Cross Plains in 1971 he worked
at Rex-Chain Belt retiring in 1982. Mr. Purcell was a member
of the Cross Plains Baptist Church.
Visitation will be today, Tuesday, May 15 from 10:00 a.m.
until the time of funeral services officiated by Rev. Troy
Dean at 11:00 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery at Cross Plains with
graveside military rites conducted by Jefferson Post #9 of
the American Legion.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the
Cross Plains Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.morgan-nay.com.
Eugene B. "Beano" Redwine
Eugene B. "Beano" Redwine, 79, of Canaan, passed
away Friday, May 11, 2007 at his residence. He was born in
Dearborn County on April 24, 1928 the son of Gordon and Sealey
Caudill Redwine, both deceased. He married Elizabeth Reed
and she survives.
Survivors also include sons Robert Leive and his wife Brenda
of Brownsburg; Keith and Cheryl of Dillsboro; Rich-ard and
Nyeatia and James and Lori Redwine all of Canaan; sister Opal
Snyder of Moores Hill; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by six brothers and six sisters.
Mr. Redwine served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was co-owner
of the former Redwine Brothers Construction and Eugene
Redwine and Sons Construction companies. Mr. Redwine was a
member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ and the American
Legion Post #292 in Dillsboro.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, May 15 at 11:00
a.m. at the Vail-Holt Funeral Homes Hilltop Chapel in Madison.
Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery in Cross Plains with
military graveside rites conducted by the Honor Guard Detail
from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Memorials may be given to the Salem Cemetery Associa-tion.
Online condolences may be sent to www.vailholtfuneral home.com.
Frank H. Brancamp, Jr.
Frank H. Brancamp, Jr., 82, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday,
May 10, 2007 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He
was born at Mill-housen on November 9, 1924 the son of Frank
and Clara Veerkamp Brancamp, both de-ceased. He married Burdella
Wagner on June 17, 1954 and she survives.
Survivors also include son Timothy of Napoleon; daughter Barbara
Springman of Shel-byville; sister Ruth Wenning of Osgood;
nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters Laurie Brackney; Marion
Thewes; Hazel Lochard and Ethel Redelman; and brother Alfred
Mr. Brancamp was a WWII veteran. He was a member of Millhousen
Immaculate Con-ception Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Brancamp was a past member of the Napoleon VFW.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00
a.m. at the St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon.
Memorials may be given to Alzheimers.
Neals Funeral Home in Os-good is in charge of arrange-ments.
Shirley Ann Allen
Shirley Ann Allen, 71, of Milan, died Sunday, May 13, 2007
at Margaret Mary Com-munity Hospital in Batesville. She was
born at Versailles on February 13, 1936 the daughter of Donald
and Florence Shanks Littell Armstrong. She married Stanley
Allen in June, 1962 and he preceded her in death on October
Survivors include sons Larry and wife Janie and Mike Allen,
all of Milan; daughters Gloria and husband Ronnie Burns of
Sunman and Brenda and Don Derenski of Batesville.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Littell.
Mrs. Allen was an employee of Reliance Electric in Madison.
She was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Wednes-day, May 16 from 6-8:00 p.m. at
the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Funeral services
will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral
home with Rev. Harris Long officiating. Burial will be in
the New Craven Cemetery in Milan.
Memorials may be given to the Milan Fire Department or donors
Lester H. Beggs
Lester H. Beggs, 85, of Moores Hill, died Monday, May 14,
2007 at his residence.
Visitation will be Wednes-day, May 16 from 6-8:00 p.m. at
the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill. Funeral services
will be held on Thurs-day, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral
home. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill.
Lorraine Dierckman, 80, of Batesville, died Thursday, May
10, 2007 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.
Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of ar-rangements.
Arthur Wyatt Wells
Arthur Wyatt Wells, 17, of Hickory Valley,
TN, died Monday, April 23, 2007 at Bolivar General Hospital.
He was born August 19, 1989 in Memphis, TN, the son of Alan
and Trina DeHaas Wells of Hickory Valley and they survive.
Survivors also include sisters Rebecca and Rachael Wells and
brother Alex Wells all of Hickory Valley, TN; maternal grandparents
William and Patricia DeHaas of Moores Hill and paternal grandfather,
Fred Wells of Jackson, TN; cousins Stephanie Jacobs; Craig,
Sarah and Zach Gorman; Kenny, Grant and Amy Eaton; aunts and
uncles Kim and Chuck Jones, Steve and Cathy Gorman, and Bill
and Julie Eaton.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Julia
Mr. Wells was a home school student in his third year of high
school at Gateway Christian and was very active at Abundant
Life Christian Fellowship. He was also a member of the 4-H
Club where he was a state officer. Mr. Wells was an Eagle
Scout, enjoyed hunting and sports, especially the New England
Patriots, and was an avid reader. His family stated that he
was very friendly and big-hearted.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 12 at Noon at
the Shelby Christian Church Cemetery near Versailles. Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Arthur Wyatt Wells Scholarship
Fund, c/o UC Bank, 215 W. Eads Pkwy., Lawrenceburg , IN 47025.
James and Shirley Miller
James Miller, 81, of Moores Hill, died Monday, May 7, 2007
at Hospice of Cincinnati. He was born August 8, 1925 in Aurora,
the son of Harry and Gertrude Feistel Miller, both deceased.
He married Shirley Ruth Jump Miller on September 3, 1948 and
she preceded him in death April 30, 2007.
Mr. Miller was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a former employee
of Rayner Oil Co. at Milan. He was a member of the Moores
Hill American Legion Post.
Shirley Miller, 74, passed away April 30, 2007 at Christ Hospital
in Cincinnati. She was born January 4, 1933 at Cleves, Ohio
the daughter of Curtis and Selena Rankin Jump.
Mrs. Miller was a former employee of the McIntosh Shell and
Survivors include sons James and wife Sharon of Lawrenceburg;
Curtis and Dottie of Columbus; Donald and Carol of Dillsboro;
Albert and Tommy of Moores Hill; and Larry of Versailles;
daughters Cathy Bruton of Westport; Debbie and husband Kenny
Tunny and Diana and Randall Morris all of Moores Hill; 14
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
They were preceded in death by two sons James and Infant Miller.
Visitation for Mr. and Mrs. Miller will be on Thursday, May
10 from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home in Milan with funeral services immediately following
with Rev. Ron Lee of the Moores Hill Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery south of Moores Hill with
military rites performed by the Moores Hill American Legion
Memorials may be given to the Jim and Shirley Miller Memorial
Fund through Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home.
James E. Smith
James E. Smith, 80, of Canaan, passed away Wednesday, May
2, 2007 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.
He was born February 26, 1927 in Switzerland County, the son
of Russell and Doris Orem Smith, both deceased. He married
Pauline Berkemeyer and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include daughter Faith Ann and husband Ralph Wood
of Versailles; son Glenn and wife Janie of Cross Plains; seven
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren;
brother David of Fishers; sister Ruby Dunning of Greendale;
sisters-in-law Isabelle "Kay" Smith of Fairview
and Ilone Westmeyer of Sanford, FL.
He was preceded in death by brothers Alfred, Russell and Harold
Mr. Smith graduated from Vevay High School and was a veteran
of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He was a bus driver for
the Switzerland County School Corporation for many years.
Mr. Smith also worked at the Maddox Tobacco Warehouse in Madison
and was a sub-mail carrier for the U.S. Postal System. He
ran a vegetable and produce stand with his brother Johnny
near Cross Plains.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 6 at the Haskell &
Morrison Funeral Home. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery with
graveside military rites performed by the Versailles American
Legion Post #173.
Memorials may be given to the cemetery.
James Lee Comer
James Lee Comer, 47, of Osgood, passed away Saturday, May
5, 2007 at his residence. He was born June 11, 1959 in Batesville,
the son of Leroy and Mary Russell Comer and they survive.
He married Brenda Ann Kessens and she also survives.
Other survivors include daughter Katie Lynn and son Michael
of Osgood; brother John of Underwood and sister Janice Scheidler
Mr. Comer was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a truck driver for
Rumpke. Mr. Comer was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 9 from 5-6:00 p.m. at the
Hopewell Church with a memorial service immediately following.
Memorials may be given to the family.
Neals Funeral Home in Osgood is in charge of arrangements.
Robert M. (Bob) Benham
Robert M. (Bob) Benham, 81, of Milan, passed away Saturday,
May 5, 2007 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.
He was born January 10, 1926 at Millhousen, the son of Chancey
and Ruth Powers Benham, both deceased. He married Helen Smith
Benham, and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include son Stephen and wife Mary of Camden, DE;
daughters Teresa and husband Robert Johns of Milan and Marcia
Wetzel of Moores Hill; brothers James of Greensburg; Arthur
and wife Bonnie and David and Valerie all of Osgood; and Raymond
of Perry, OK; sisters Helena and husband Jim Fruchnicht of
Napoleon; Helen and Kenny Metterling of Greensburg; Lois and
Bill Arthur of North Vernon; Phyllis and Bill Wynn of Ikamulgee,
OK; and Pamela and Dave Hall of Scottsburg; six grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Benham was a timber buyer and logger for Pierson-Hollawell
Co. for 20 years and then worked in the timber business for
himself until retirement.
Visitation will be today, Tuesday, May 8 from 6-8:00 p.m.
at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Funeral services
will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral
home with Rev. Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be in the
New Craven Cemetery in Milan with graveside military rites
performed by the Milan VFW Post #6234.
Memorials may be given to the Marifin Foundation.
Mildred Pauline Hotopp
Mildred Pauline Hotopp, 93, of Indianapolis, formerly of Batesville,
passed away Friday, May 4, 2007 at Forest Creek Village, Indianapolis.
Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Amos Beard, 76, of Burkesville, KY, formerly of Moores Hill,
passed away Monday, April 30, 2007 at his residence. He was
born September 30, the son of Tom and Mary Morris Beard, both
deceased. His wife of 30 years, Gladys Gray Beard preceded
him in death. He then married Virginia Bedunnah and she survives.
Survivors also include sons Tom and wife Jane of Moores Hill;
Jerry Beard and Del Trenkamp of Osgood; and Mike and Aimee
of Sunman; daughter Mary and husband Butch Knueven III of
Guilford; stepsons Merle and wife Judy Feller of Milan; David
and Cheryl Feller of Merritt Island, FL; stepdaughters Judy
Trosino of Merritt Island, FL; Kathy Meas of Bayonet Point,
FL; Deborah Gray of Rising Sun; Kim and husband Steve Smith
of Guilford; and Tammy Rose of Elrod; several grandchildren
Mr. Beard was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He was a heavy equipment operator, mechanic, equipment designer
and fabricator and was involved in oil exploration and lease
Visitation will be Friday, May 11 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the
Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro immediately followed by a
memorial service. Private burial services will be held on
Saturday at the Moores Hill Cemetery.
Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill is in charge of
Candy Sue Lageman Page
Candy Sue Lageman Page, 54, of Sunman, passed away Saturday,
May 5, 2007 at her residence.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan was in charge of arrangements.
Rev. R. Eugene Harwell
Rev. R. Eugene Harwell, 76, of Marion, passed away Thursday,
May 3, 2007, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements were made by Needham-Storey-Wamper Funeral
Robert Hogston, 67, of Osgood, passed away Wednesday, May
2, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, OH.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, May 8 from 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. at the Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.
Funeral services will immediately follow with Brother Larry
Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery.
Harold R. Halverstadt
Harold R. Halverstadt, 82, of Cincinnati, OH, formerly of
Sunman, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2007 at Mercy-Franciscan
Cook Funeral Home in Sunman was in charge of arrangements.
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Samuel Moody, Jr., 72, of Moores Hill, passed away Saturday,
April 28, 2007 at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, May 1, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home in Milan. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,
May 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in
the Forest Hill Cemetery at Moores Hill.
Betty Jo Wright
Betty Jo Wright, 67, of Moores Hill, passed away Thursday,
April 26, 2007 at Ripley Crossing Care Center at Milan.
Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill was in charge of