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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
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
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, 78, of Versailles, passed away on Monday, June
25, 2007, at the Kings 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 daughters residence in Arizona. Her
ashes are being returned for burial in Cliff Hill Cemetery in
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.
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.
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 Johnnys 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
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. Peters Lutheran
The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge
of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at skfuneralhome.com.
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
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
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 donors 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. Johns Catholic Church in Osgood.
Funeral services are being held today, June 7, at St. Johns
Catholic Church in Osgood at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in the
Church Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Neals Funeral
Home in Osgood. Memorials may go to the St. Johns Building
Fund or Masses.
Alice McMinds, 84, Holton, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
Services are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.