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June 28, 2007

Kash O. Lewis
Kash O. Lewis, 83, of Milan, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Dearborn County Hospital, in Lawrenceburg. He was born on November 1, 1923, near Milan, the son of Edward and Florence (Rose) Lewis. He was married to Katherine Julia Kissinger on November 18, 1944, and she preceded him in death on October 3, 1993.
Survivors include four sons, Edward L. (Darlene) Lewis, Kenneth C. (Anna) Lewis, Wayne P. (Leeann) Lewis, and Alan K. (Peggy) Lewis, all of Milan; one brother, John Arnold (Billie) Lewis of Milan; grandchildren, James, Scott, John, Jennifer, Katie, David Lewis, and Tonya Eddison; and five great grandchildren; special friends, Ruth Bischoff and son Roger of St. Leon. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Clarence, Floyd, Earl, Estile, Prentice, and Marvin Lewis and one sister.
Mr. Lewis drove school bus #7 for Milan Schools for 22 years; was a retired dairy farmer near Milan for many years. He also had worked as a foreman for the Indiana State Highway Department, Milan Feed and Grain, Milan Furniture Factory, Aluminum Industries, and picked up canned milk for dairy farmers in the area for many years.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 30, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Osgood First Baptist Church, with Rev. Donald Buck, Lewis C. Garrett, and Robert Miller officiating. Burial will be at the Craven Cemetery in Milan. Visitation will be on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. There will also be a visitation service two hours prior to services on Saturday at the Church. Memorials may be given to the Kash Lewis Scholarship Fund through Milan High School for agriculture scholarhships.

Albert H. Harmeyer

Albert H. Harmeyer, 91, of St. Marys, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2007, at Hospitality Hall in Batesville. He was born on August 19, 1915.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 27. Burial was in the St. Marys Cemetery in St. Marys. Memorials may be given to the Building Fund of St. Marys Church and given for Masses. Cook Funeral Home of Sunman assisted the family with all arrangements.

Kathleen Hines
Kathleen Hines, 78, of Versailles, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2007, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. She was born at Hazard, KY, on July 14, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Millie Stacy. She married Edward Hines on December 2, 1969 and he survives.
Other survivors include five sons, Corbin Eversole and his wife Ernestine of Oxford, MI, Roger and Valerie Eversole of Clarkston, MI, Kenneth and Crystal Eversole of Canton, MI, Michael and Cindy Eversole of Highland, MI, and Jesse Eversole of Versailles; two daughters, Mary Lueck of White Lake, MI, and Kathy Eversole-Butcher and her husband Dan of Celebration, FL; step-sons Edward Hines III of Munising, MI, and Larry Hines of Texas; and step-daughter Cathy Hines of Grand Rapids, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Helen Eversole, sons William and Ernest Ray Eversole, and step-daughter Laura Hines.
Mrs. Hines was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Minister Randy Thieman of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery.

Christine (Bessie) Sanders Weaver
Christine (Bessie) Sanders Weaver, 84, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at her daughter’s residence in Arizona. Her ashes are being returned for burial in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.
She was born on October 5, 1922, in Waynesburg, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lula Sanders; son, Robert Weaver; and sister Mary Jewell Lay. She is survived by her daughter Geri and Donald Davis of Chandler, AZ; her sons David and Kenna Weaver and Raymond Weaver of Versailles; her daughter-in-law Maureen Weaver of Pheonix, AZ; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Lillian Jacob, Lou Ellen Geabes, Dorothy Burris and brother, Raymond Sanders, Jr.
One June 30, 2007 our loving sister, mother and grandmother will have grave site visitation at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial services at 12:00 p.m. at Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.

June 21, 2007

Helen E. Filter
Helen E. Filter, 91, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2007, at West Park Retirement Village in Cincinnati. She was born on Thursday, May 25, 1916 in Cincinnati the daughter of Elmer and Laura Lanvermeyer Henschen. She was married to Otto H. Filter and he passed away on June 11, 2000.
Other survivors include sons Paul O. Filter of Dillsboro, Timothy Filter of Cincinnati, and daughters Fay Blersch and Lois Oyler both of Cincinnati, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Mrs. Filter was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. Visitation will be today June 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Concordia Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Baltimore Pike Cemetery in Cincinnati. Ulrich Filter DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Concordia Lutheran Church 1131 Clifton Hills Ave Cincinnati, OH 45220, the Cincinnati Hospice, or the Renovation of Beauty Salon at West Park.

June 14, 2007

Ryan Alan Stevenson
Ryan Alan Stevenson, 30, of Indianapolis, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at his residence. He was born in Fresno, California on October 13, 1976 the son of Chuck and Barbara Stratton Stevenson. Survivors include his parents of Indianapolis; brothers Craig Stevenson and Michael Stevenson; sister Michele Countryman and her husband Mark; nieces Ruby Countryman, Eleanor Countryman, and Lauren Stevenson and nephew Wesley Countryman all of Indianapolis; paternal grandmother Martha Stevenson of Half Moon Valley, California; and maternal step-grandmother Carol Stratton of Holton.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Chuck Stevenson, Sr. and his maternal grandparents Leslie and Ruby Stratton.
Mr. Stevenson was a 1995 graduate of Lawrence Central High School and was currently working on a nursing degree at IUPUI. He was employed with Moe and Johnny’s in Broad Ripple.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Charles Cole officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services. There will also be visitation on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W. 10th St. in Indianapolis.
Burial will be in the Dabney Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.) at Sanibel Island, Florida or the Dabney Cemetery in care of the funeral home.


Jennings W. Draut
Jennings W. Draut, 88, of Versailles, formerly of Milan passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at the Ripley Crossing Nursing Home in Milan. He was born at Manchester on September 9, 1918 the son of Frank W. and Lula Harves Draut. He was married to Truly Schmidt on June 9, 1945, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon, and she survives.
Mr. Draut was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Omar and Howard; sisters Leona Bohmer and Mildred Montgomery.
Mr. Draut was a former owner of the Jennings Station and Lunch Room in Penntown, a farmer and a truck driver for Versailles Dunbrik. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16 at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Rev. Marcus Felde officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery.
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.


Thomas J. Shade
Thomas J. Shade, 76, of Versailles passed away Monday, June 11, 2007, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville after a lengthy illness. The son of Rudolph and Annemarie (Huneke) Shade, Tom was born on April 21, 1931, in Indianapolis. He married Lila Lostutter Halcomb on October 22, 1955, and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter Jackie and her husband Lee Benham of Scottsburg and one son Steve and his wife Donna (Shook) of Trinity, NC; two grandsons, Adam and William Shade, and one granddaughter Elizabeth (Benham) Warren and husband Iven of New Albany; two sisters, Irene Squires of Rye, NH, and Emily Voss of Milan; one brother William (Bill) Shade of Gettysburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shade was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dick Shade, his sister Marie Baker and her husband Daren Baker, and his brother in law Henry (Hank) Voss.
A graduate of Versailles High School in the Class of 1949, Tom served in the United States Army from August 1949 until January 1952, spending 16 months and participating in six battle campaigns in Korea. Following his service to his country, Tom began a 27 year career in Civil Service that took him to various locations in several states. Although much of his time was spent at the Jefferson Proving Ground, he also had a contract management position with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
After his retirement from government work in 1976, Mr. Shade began traveling for a foundry company, selling supplies in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and West Virginia. He retired for the final time on December 31, 1990.
For many years Tom and Lila spent their winters in Leesburg, FL, where among other activities he enjoyed singing in a barbershop chorus. He continued that activity in this area by becoming a member of the Tri-County Harmonizers until his health deteriorated several months ago.
A member of the Versailles Baptist Church, Mr. Shade participated in the adult choir and was an ordained deacon. He also belonged to the American Legion and was a 27-year member of the Versailles Lion Club.
Visitation will be at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles today, June 14 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Versailles Baptist Church on Friday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Baptist Church or the donor’s choice.


June 7, 2007

Marie Angela Watson
Marie Angela Watson, 81, of Osgood, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born February 27, 1926 in Poland, the daughter of Martinus and Teresa Jagra Zubiel. She married Clifton Watson on August 4, 1948 and he preceded her in death in May of 1977.
Other survivors include many friends. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Watson was a past employee of Delanie Heel factory in Versailles and of Jac-Cen-Del High School cafeteria as a part time cook. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood.
Funeral services are being held today, June 7, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Osgood at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Memorials may go to the St. John’s Building Fund or Masses.

Alice McMinds

Alice McMinds, 84, Holton, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Services are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.