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May 31, 2007
Frederick R. Meier
Frederick R. Meier, 83, of Cross Plains, passed away Sun-day,
May 27, 2007 at the Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida.
He was born at Milton, Kentucky on October 24, 1923, the son
of William and Edith Smith Meier. He was married to Glendora
Burman on November 27, 1971 and she survives.
Other survivors include one stepson Rick Thomas and his wife
Kathy of Windermere, FL; one stepdaughter Sandra Zaccagnini
and her husband Phil of Orlando, FL; 8 grandchildren; two sisters,
Kathryn Smith of Cross Plains and Jeannette Oatman of Hillsborough,
CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters
Hildegard Herring and Wilma Meyer.
Mr. Meier was a 1942 gradu-ate of Cross Plains High School.
He was an Army veteran of WWII where he served as a tank driver
with the Third Armored Division in the European Theater. He
was a farmer, had formerly driven a school bus for the Cross
Plains Schools, and served as a mail carrier for 23 years for
the Cross Plains post office.
Mr. Meier was a member of the Zion New Life Lutheran Church
in Gotha, FL and a for-mer member of St. Pauls Lu-theran
Church in Dewberry. He also belonged to the Brown Township American
Legion and the Florida Chapter of the Third Armored Division.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2 at 10:30 am at
the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Paul Foust
of the Zion New Life Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will
be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the
Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be Friday from
5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Memorials may be given to the Zion New Life Lutheran Church
or St. Pauls Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
Alfred A. Schmidt
Alfred A. Schmidt, 78, of Aurora, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007
at the Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg. He was born
December 29, 1928 in Aurora, the son of Andrew Schmidt and Martha
Richards, both deceased.
Several nieces and nephews survive him.
Mr. Schmidt was a tax ac-countant for the IRS. He served four
years in the Air Force during the Korean War.
Visitation will be held Fri-day, June 1, 10:30 to 12 noon at
the Filter-DeVries Funeral home, Aurora. Funeral services will
begin at 12 noon on Friday, June 1 with burial to follow in
the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora.
Memorials may be made to the St. Johns Passion Play.
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Aurora is in charge of the arrangements.
Vivian Vanosdol, 77, of Benham, passed away Monday, May 28,
2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.
She was born near Hicks Ridge in southern Ripley County
on November 30, 1929. She is the daughter of Roy and Mildred
Jarvis Darringer. She was married to Raymond Vanosdol on March
26, 1949, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1995.
Other survivors include two sons, Leroy Vanosdol and his wife
Mary and Leland Vanosdol and his wife Jeannette all of Benham;
one daughter Donna Wagner and her husband Kenneth of Osgood;
six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one brother
Donald Darringer of Plainfield. She was preceded in death by
her parents, her brother Harvey, her sister Rosemary, and her
great-grandson Keith Weise.
Mrs. Vanosdol was a 1947 graduate of Cross Plains High School
and was a member of the Shelby Christian Church. She was a homemaker
and had been employed with Berkel Scales in Versailles and also
with the Versailles Senior Center.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m.
at the Shelby Christian Church with Brother Randy Thieman officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery in care of the
Robert L. Hummel
Robert L. Hummel, 63, of Moores Hill, died Tuesday, May 29,
2007 at his residence. He was born October 14, 1943 in Cincinnati,
the son of William Hummel and Rosella Schwab, both deceased.
He married Charlotte Hummel and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, Andy and wife Beth Hummel of
Moores Hill; two daughters, Kathy Seymour of Aurora and Christie
and husband Todd Spaulding of Strongville, OH; three brothers,
Bill, Joe and George Hummel and six grandchildren, Robby and
Tara Tiettmeyer, Tyler and Hayden Hummel, Taylor and Zachary
Mr. Hummel was a facility engineer at Anchor Glass.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. at the
Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Dearborn County, the
Dillsboro Emergency Unit or the Hospice of Florida.
Arrangements are being handled by Ulrich-Filter-DeVries Funeral
Donald Paul Becker
Donald Paul Becker, 78, of Batesville, passed away Monday, May
Funeral services will be held today, May 31 at 11:00 a.m at
the St. John United Church of Christ in Huntersville. Burial
will be held in the church cemetery with graveside rites. Meyers
Funeral Home, Batesville, is handling the arrangements.
Frances M. Asher
Frances M. Asher, 92, of Milan, passed away Saturday, May 26,
2007 at Ripley Cross-ing in Milan. She was born in Marshalltown,
Iowa on June 5, 1914, the daughter of Herbert and Augusta (Krause)
Funeral services were held on Wednesday May 30 at the Haskell
& Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was at the Vevay
Wilford Lester Bennett
Wilford Lester Bennett, 79, formerly of Moores Hill, passed
away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at his residence in Chanler AZ. He
was born in Aurora on April 28, 1928, the son of Russell and
Grace (Lester) Bennett.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 29 at the Sib-bett-Moore
Funeral Home in Moores Hill. Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery
in Moores Hill.
Helen Braley, 86, of Livonia, Michigan passed away Thursday,
May 24, 2007. She was born near Versailles on March 31, 1921,
the daughter of Russell and Hazel Kinnett Braley.
There will be no funeral services and burial will be in the
Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles with the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
May 24, 2007
Pearl Cox, 77, of Holton passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at
her home. She was born near Dillsboro on December 20, 1929 the
daughter of Elmer and Goldie Quire Thompson. She was married
to Delmar Cox on November 18, 1950 and he survives.
Other survivors include one son Doug Cox and his wife Myrna
of Holton; grandson Chris Cox and friend Misty Haggard of Versailles;
granddaughter Kassey Cox of Holton; great-grandson Gabriel Cox
of Versailles; and brother Charles Thompson of North Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother George
Mrs. Cox was a 1947 graduate of Holton High School and attended
the Indianapolis School of Business. She was the longest living
member of the Holton Christian Church and also was a 59-year
member of the Holton and Versailles Eastern Star Chapters. She
had also served as a District Deputy in the Eastern Star.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m. at
the Holton Christian Church with Bro. Bob McCreary officiating.
Burial will be in the Holton West Cemetery. Visitation will
be today, Thursday, May 24 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10:00 a.m. until time of
services Friday at the church. The Versailles Eastern Star will
conduct services Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Holton Christian Church or the
Holton West Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.
Emma Hoff, 91, of the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood
passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Mercy Hospital in Monroe,
Michigan. She was born at Rockwood, Michigan on May 6, 1916
the daughter of George and Mary Tabro.
She is survived by her sister Rose Rothermal of Wyandotte, Michigan.
Mrs. Hoff was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Manderley
Health Care Center in Osgood with Father Rob Hankee officiating.
Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until time of services.
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge
Ruth A. Mathis
Ruth A. Mathis, 75, of Versailles passed away Tuesday, May 22,
2007 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.
She was born at Manchester, Kentucky on February 2, 1932 the
daughter of Robert and Della Sizemore Lovins. She was married
to Raleigh Mathis and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Wayne Mathis of Versailles
and Troy Mathis and his wife Karol of Cross Plains; three daughters
Lattie Hon and her husband Danny of Holton, Geneva "Jill"
Carr and Paul of Versailles, and Barbara and Don Disbro of Olean;
11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers,
Ben Lovins, Charles Lovins, and Ferris Lovins all of Manchester,
Kentucky; one sister Brenda Lovins also of Manchester.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Ernest
Mrs. Mathis was a homemaker and enjoyed singing and playing
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
Sherman Hughes of the Bear Creek Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be
Friday from 5-8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice.
Sharon A. Klusman
Sharon A. Klusman, 53, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, May
23, 2007 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.
She was born at Milan on March 19, 1954 the daughter of Earl
and Ima Jean Park Cox. She was married to Nick Klusman on March
29, 1980 and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Nicholas A. Klusman and Christopher
Klusman both of Seymour; her mother Mrs. Ima Jean Cox of Osgood;
one brother Anthony Cox of Osgood; three sisters, Cheryl White
and Carolyn Rudolph both of Versailles and Pam Johnson of Osgood.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Mrs. Klusman was a 1972 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbus and
had worked as an LPN for 31 years at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 27 at 2:30 p.m. at
the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Dr. William
H. Griffith officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorial may be given to the donors choice.
Darwin Eugene Disbro
Darwin Eugene Disbro, 76, of Versailles, formerly of Bear Branch,
died Monday, May 21, 2007 at the Waters of Batesville.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 23 at the Union
Cemetery, Moores Hill.
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay handled the arrangements.
Debra Coy, 48, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2007
at her residence.
Visitation will be Friday, May 25 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home in Milan. Funeral services will be held on Saturday,
May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Hill
officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery near Aurora.
Frances M. Herbert
Frances M. Herbert, 68, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, May
22, 2007 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. She
was born on April 27, 1939.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m.
at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. Visitation will be Friday
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wilford Bennett, 79, formerly of Moores Hill, passed away Tuesday,
May 22, 2007 at his residence in Chandler, Arizona.
Arrangements are pending at the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in
May 17, 2007
Marvin Jeral Gilpin, Sr.
Marvin Jeral "Marv" Gilpin, Sr., 71,
of Kalamazoo, Michi-gan, formerly of Ripley County, died Sunday,
May 13, 2007 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville.
He was born May 16, 1935 in Monrovia, the son of Choice and
Izora Davis Gilpin, both deceased. He married Janice Peak Gilpin
on September 10, 1954 at the Dab-ney Baptist Church and she
Other survivors include daughter, Marsha Bowker and husband
Jim of Augusta, MI., sons Marvin Jeral "Jerry" Gilpin
Jr., and wife Natalie of Versailles, Mike Gilpin and wife Michele
of Three Rivers, MI., three sisters, Carol Frye and husband,
Richard of Morrow, OH, Barb Souslin and husband Roger of Johnstown,
OH, Patty Williams and husband Jim of St. Charles, MO., two
brothers, Ray Gilpin and wife Connie of Pick-erington, OH, Ron
Gilpin and wife Paula of Georgetown, KY, grandchildren, Bryan
and Lisa Gilpin, Staci and Matt Trapp, John Gilpin, Olivia Gilpin,
Jessie and Mike McClain, Alli-son Gilpin, Emily Gilpin, Marie
Bowker, Scott Bowker, great grandson Drew McClain and several
nieces and nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by stepfather Orville Goodwin.
Mr. Gilpin was raised in the Holton community and was a 1953
graduate of Holton High School. He moved to Toledo in 1959 and
had attended the Toledo University. He was em-ployed with Consolidated
Pack-aging as a sales manager for thirty years in Michigan and
re-tired after 5 years of service as sales manager for Plymouth
Packaging. He attended Dabney Baptist Church earlier in his
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
with Mrs. Joyce Taylor and Pastor David Shivers officiating.
Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery.
The family requests memori-als be made to the Cliff Hill Cemetery.
Lee R. Tucker
Lee R. Tucker, 79, of Holton passed away Wednesday, May 16,
2007 at his home. He was born in the Flat Rock community near
Osgood on February 10, 1928 the son of Lester and Daisy Hull
Survivors include one brother Ray Tucker and his wife Marian
of Dabney; three sisters, Hertha Jones of Holton, Joan Krall
and her husband Norris of Osgood, and Bonnie Smith and her husband
Edwin of Salem, IL, along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Beulah
Mr. Tucker was a 1947 graduate of Holton High School. He was
a retired jeweler having operated a jewelry business in Brownsburg
and with his uncle operated Tuckers Jewelry Store in Osgood
as well as a watch re-pair business from his home. He had also
served as a retired rural mail carrier and assistant Postmaster
at Holton. Mr. Tucker was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church
where he served many years as church treasurer.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family
with Rev. Charles Cole of the Dabney Baptist Church officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Flat
Rock Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.
Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.
Neva J. Snider
Neva J. Snider, 90, of Ander-son, passed away Tuesday, May 15,
2007 at St. Johns Medical Center. She was born September
14, 1916 in Holton, the daughter of William and Madge (Ensminger)
McNeelan. She graduated in 1934 from Holton High School and
moved to An-derson in 1938 after marrying William E. Baker.
Mr. Baker preceded her in death in 1952 and she later married
Walter "Bill" Snider and he survives.
She graduated from Central Normal College and Ball State University.
She taught school in Chesterfield and in the Anderson Community
School system, retiring in 1977. Locally she taught at Dabney.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the
Versailles Eastern Star. She enjoyed playing golf and was a
member of the Womens Golf League at both Grandview and
Killbuck Golf Courses.
She is survived by sons, Gary and wife Sharon Baker and Dennis
and wife Cheryl Baker all of Anderson; grandchildren, Cindy
and husband Jeff Lamp of Osceola, Jennifer and husband Charley
Williamson of Greenfield, William Baker of Anderson, Don and
wife Carla Miller of Avon, Kristin and husband Sean Brady of
Westfield and Ryan Baker of Anderson, 13 grandchildren, sister
Genevieve and husband Robert Curry of North Vernon, brother
William McNeelan, Jr. and wife Mary Jane of Holton and several
nieces and nephews.
Her brother Martin McNee-lan preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, May 19 at Brown-Butz-Diedring
Funeral Home with Dr. Derek Weber officiating. Burial will follow
at the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held
Friday, May 18, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite
charity or to the First United Methodist Church.
Online condolences can be made at www.brownbutzdiedring.com
Lonnie G. Shepherd
Lonnie G. Shepherd, 55, passed away January 29, 2007 in Kernville,
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, May 23, 1 p.m. at
the First Baptist Church in Milan with Rev. Harris Long officiating.
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Ver-sailles is assisting
May 10, 2007
Winston E. Meyer
Winston E. Meyer, 64, of Dillsboro, passed away
Monday, May 7, 2007 at University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.
He was born March 11, 1943 in Cincinnati the son of Winston
and Wilhelmine Mayerhofer Meyer, both deceased. He married Janet
Meyer and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include daughter Cindy Meyer of Cincinnati, OH; son
Winston E. Meyer, III of Cincinnati, OH; daughter-in-law Kim
Dring of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren Nathan, Andrew, Mariah
Mr. Meyer was an electrician. He was a member of the Cedars
of Lebanon Church in Dillsboro.
Visitation will be Friday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at the Ulrich Filter DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Funeral
services will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral
home. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro.
Memorials may be given to the Cedars of Lebanon Church.
May 3, 2007
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
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.