July 31, 2007
The Reverend Henry F. Taylor
The Reverend Henry F. Taylor, 100, of Milton,
KY, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2007, at the Waters
of Clifty Falls, in Madison. He was born on June 18, 1907
in Indianapolis, the son of The Reverend John Milton and Bertha
Thompson Taylor and they preceded him in death. He married
Helen Eades on Sept. 18, 1936 and she preceded him in death
on January 11, 1963. He married Opal Lucille Little Schermer
Taylor on December 16, 1963 and she preceded him in death
on January 1, 2002.
Survivors include two daughters: Donna Mahoney and her husband
The Reverend Wayne Mahoney, of Milton, KY and Kathy Henry
and her husband, Howard, of Kent; two sons: Standley Taylor
and his wife, Joyce of Versailles, and Dave Taylor and his
wife Cheryl of Lexington; 15 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren;
two great great grandchilren; several nieces, nephews and
He was also preceded in death by his step son, Ernest Schermer:
July 1998; his step daughter in law, Barbara Jean Schermer:
Sept. 20, 2004; his step granddaughter, Angela Schermer; his
sisters, Drucilla King, Mary Catherine Taylor and Thelma Henry;
his brothers, Everett Paul, Dalton, and Elvin "Denny"
Rev. Taylor was raised in Carroll County, KY, attended the
grade school in Locust, KY, and was a 1925 graduate of Madison
High School. He was a graduate of Gods Bible School
in Cincinnati, OH.
Rev. Taylor served as a minister for the past 75 years. He
first pastored at the Gnawbone Wesleyan Church, and from 1944to
1987, pastored a number of churches including Holton and Milan
He then was a professor at Union Bible college in Westfield.
He then came back to Versailles Wesleyan Church until 1994.
In his spare time he was a salesman, having sold the Prairie
Farmer Magazine; White Cross Insurance, Watkins Products and
Civil Service Correspondence. He also taught High School Bible
Classes at the Milan High School. He enjoyed reading, especially
about history, he loved art and especially pencil sketching.
He enjoyed preaching until his death daily.
Visitation will be today, Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m. at the Morgan
& Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison; Wednesday, from 10 a.m.
until the time of services at the Milton Wesleyan Church in
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at 11
a.m. at the Milton Wesleyan Church and will be officiated
by Rev. Glenn D. Black and Rev. Wayne Mahoney. Burial will
be in the Bayless Cemetery, in Madison.
The family requests memorials in memory of Henry to the Gideons
Memorial Bible Plan or Gods Bible School, contribution
cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan and Nay Funeral
Centre in Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences
may be sent to the family via the funeral home website at
Virgil Demaree, 72, of Rexville, passed away Wednesday, July
25, 2007 at his home. He was born near Rexville on July 15,
1935 the son of Elmer and Myrtle Boswell Demaree. He was married
to Reta Steele on January 15, 1954 and she preceded him in
death on October 25, 2005.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Demaree and wife Sandy of
Madison, Robin Demaree and wife Missy of Canaan; one daughter,
Evie Sanders and husband Mike of Versailles; ten grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Neill Demaree and
Jesse Demaree both of Mason, GA; and two sisters, Lillian
Beryl Hartman of Dunellen, FL and Mildred Jackson of Madison.
Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his parents,
brothers Lester, Charles and Raymond Demaree and his sisters,
Florence Laswell, Gladys Cook and Evelyn Demaree.
Mr. Demaree was a jour-neyman lineman with IBEW for 48 years
retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Versailles Church
of Christ and attended the Concord Wesleyan Church. He was
also a member of the Canaan Masonic Lodge, Indianapolis Valley
Scottish Rite, and the Southeast Indiana Shrine Club.
Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, July 31 at 11
a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison.
Memorials may be given to the Concord Wesleyan Church or the
American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Paul David "Mush" McAlister
Paul David "Mush" McAlister, 58,
of Vevay, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007 at his residence.
He was born on December 20, 1948, in Patriot, the son of Chester
L. and Mavis Reed McAlister.
Survivors include one daughter, Heather McAlister of Indianapolis;
his mother, Mavis Reed McAlister of Vevay; two sisters, Judy
Firth and husband Charles of Vevay, and Debra Hite of Vevay;
three brothers, Larry McAlister of Indianapolis, Gary McAlister
of Vevay, and John McAlister and wife Darla of Vevay; two
aunts, Evelyn McAlister of Rising Sun and Vera McAlister of
Patriot; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, his
nephew, Charles David Hite, brother in law Charles Edward
Hite and sister in law Rosie McAlister.
Mr. McAlister was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1967
graduate of Vevay High School and a graduate of Purdue University
with a Bachelor of Science in Computers. He resided for many
years in the Columbus, Indiana community where he worked at
Cummins Engine Company and later as a computer programmer
with Anthem & Blue Cross. He enjoyed woodworking, antiques,
auctions, and NASCAR. He was raised in the Nazarene Faith.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, August 2 from 11 a.m.
at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral home in Vevay until
time of funeral services. Funeral services will follow at
1 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Sandidge officiating. Burial will
be in the Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
in memory of Paul to the Donors Choice. Haskell &
Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online
condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home
Donna Kaye Norman
Donna Kaye Norman, 60, of Milan, passed away
Sunday, July 29, 2007, at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville.
She was born in Cincinnati, OH, on April 20, 1947, the daughter
of Astor and Billie (Wooton) Dobson.
Survivors include her mother; brother, Harry T. (Thumper)
Dobson of Milan; stepson, Gary Wayne Norman of Osgood; and
two grandchildren. Her stepdaughter, Crystal Norman preceded
her in death in 1990.
Ms. Norman was a member of the Holman Christian Union Church
and was an avid lover of flowers and animals. She was an employee
of Batesville Casket Company for many years.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 2 at 1 p.m.
at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan, with Rev. Tom
Holt officiating. Burial will be in the Hogan Hill Cemetery
north of Moores Hill. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m.
on Wednesday August 1 at the funeral home. Memorials may go
to the Humane Society or Cancer Fund.
Anna Marie Middour
Anna Marie Middour, 86, of Moores Hill, died Sunday, July
29, 2007. Graveside funeral services will be held today, Tuesday,
July 31 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Sibbett-Moore Funeral
Home, Moores Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald W. Stevens
Donald W. Stevens, age 56, of Yorkville, passed away Thursday,
July 26, 2007 at his home following a long illness. He was
born in Milan on October 20, 1950 to William Stevens and Eleanor
Snyder Stevens. He graduated from Dillsboro High School in
1968 and Western Kentucky University in 1972. In 1972 he was
united in marriage to Beverly Kieninger, who survives.
Mr. Stevens was employed for many years as an auditor for
the US Dept. of Agriculture. He and his wife were active members
of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Greendale. He loved to hunt
and fish, and very much enjoyed keeping up with high school,
college and neighborhood friends. He was big on NASCAR racing,
and one of his most prized possessions is a #3 cap signed
by Dale Earnhart. His most favorite mode of transportation
was his 1954 Chevrolet pickup truck.
Besides his wife, Don is survived by one son, Christopher
Stevens of Lawrenceburg, and one sister, Susan (Kenneth) Cowan
of Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 30 at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Dillsboro. Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials
may be given to Oakdale Cemetery Trust, Hospice of S.E. Indiana,
or to Dearborn County Cancer Fund.
Ulrich-Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, was in charge
of the arrangements.
Gregg Leigh Miller
Gregg Leigh Miller, 49, of Oldenburg, passed away Thursday,
July 26, 2007 in Connersville. Funeral services were held
Sunday, July 29 at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.
Glenna M. Ferris
Glenna M. Ferris, 76, of Westwood, formerly of Mi-lan, passed
away Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the Twin Towers in Cincinnati.
She was born April 22, 1931 in Milan, the daughter of Franklin
Otto and Mary E. Walker Kinnett.
She married Richard Taylor Ferris on September 14, 1958 and
Other survivors include three cousins, Henry Walker of Milan,
Robert Walker of Sunman, Ruth Noell of Ft. Pierce, FL.; two
nephews, Richard L. Kathan of Ellsworth, WI., Gerald F. Kathan
of LaCrescent, MN., one sister, Rosemary Kathan of LaCrescent,
MN., one sister-in-law, Margaret Kinnett of Cincinnati and
numerous other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Forest "Frosty"
Mrs. Ferris was a member of the Westwood United Methodist
Church, the Telephone Co. Pioneers and Internationally Yours.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28, at the Westwood
United Methodist Church in Cincinnati. Burial was in the Washington
Baptist Cemetery, Elrod.
Memorials may be made to the Westwood United Methodist Church
or the Cincinnati Hospice.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan was in charge of the arrangements.
Doris Miller, 94, of Moores Hill, passed away on Saturday,
July 28, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,
August 1 at noon at the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores
Hill. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill is in charge
Leona K. Hahn
Leona K. Hahn, 93, of Spades, passed away Thursday, July 26,
2007 at Hospitality Hall in Batesville. Funeral services were
held Monday, July 30, at St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Spades. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, was in charge
of the arrangements.
Robert D. Frey
Robert D. Frey, 71, of Dillsboro, formerly of Moores Hill,
passed away Saturday, July 28, 2007, at The Waters of Dillsboro.
He was born November 15, 1935 in Parkersburg, WV, the son
of Harry and Ethel Gabbard Frey. On February 9, 1954 he was
united in marriage to Sondra Moehring and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Robert (Natalie) Frey, Jr.
of Wyoming and Darvin (Melissa) Frey of Beattyville, KY; one
daughter, Brenda (Bruce) Roeder of Dillsboro; several grandchildren
and great grandchildren; and one step brother, Curtis Rattlif.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter,
Mr. Frey served his country in the US Army working as a cook
from 1953-1956. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved
the out doors. He was a member of the Faith Free Will Baptist
Church in Moores Hill.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 1 at the Ulrich-Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Burial was in the South Sparta
Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Charlie McKinleys
ministry. The Ulrich-Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro
was in charge of arrangements.
Mary M. Abplanalp
Mary M. Abplanalp, 82, of Batesville, passed away Thursday,
July 26, 2007 at Hospitality Hall in Batesville. Funeral services
were held Monday, July 30, at St. Louis Church in Batesville.
Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of the arrangements.
Ralph G. Zimmerman
Ralph G. Zimmerman, 88, of Batesville, died Sun-day, July
29, 2007. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 2,
11 a.m. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman is in charge of the arrangements.
July 24, 2007
Woodrow Vanosdol, 94, of Holton, passed away
Sat-urday, July 21, 2007, at the Manderley Health Care Cen-ter
in Osgood. He was born near Dabney on October 4, 1912, the
son of Charles and Elnora Ensminger Vanosdol. He was married
to Margaret Miller on July 4, 1975 and she preceded him in
death on April 15, 2007.
Survivors include two sons, John Vanosdol and his wife Pal
of Knightstown and Wayne Vanosdol and his wife Cindy of Holton;
two daughters, Linda Bustle and her husband Jack, of Holton
and Brenda Sizemore of Os-good; three stepsons, Robert Dobbs
and his wife Rita of Pulaski, TN, Joe Dobbs of Batesville,
and Roy Dobbs and his wife Kathy of New Marion; one stepdaughter,
Mary Nealis and her husband Don of Holton; 12 grandchildren;
31 great grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and eight
step great grandchildren; and one sister, Sally Asche of Hagerstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers John,
Jim, Ira, and Emil Vanosdol; and his sisters, Elizabeth Vanosdol,
Audra Palmer, and Agnes Griffin.
Mr. Vanosdol attended the Dabney School and was an Army Veteran
of WWII. He was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon, Good
Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. He was formerly
employed with Conn Organ and the Indiana State Highway Department.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at 11
a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles,
with Rev. Bob McCreary of the Holton Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery with military graveside
rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be
Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell
Cemetery or the Activities Fund of the Manderley Health Care
Clara Williams, 69, of Holton, passed away
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at her residence. She was born in
Estill County, KY on August 9, 1937, the daughter of Beverly
and Amanda Sparks Horn. She was married to Milford Williams
on April 21, 1957 and he survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Roy Glenn of HI, and Gregory
of Holton; one daughter, Cathy Jo Sizemore of Osgood; six
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Martha
Williams of Holton; six brothers, James of Madison, Robert
of Kent, Wayne of Osgood, Ron of Versailles, Keith Horn of
Indianapolis, and Kenneth Bruce of Madison; three sisters,
Wanda Dinsmore of Partridge, KY, Alma Landry of Madison, and
Anna Perkinson of Vernon. She was preceded in death by her
parents and her brother, Kevin.
Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was a member of the Cedar
Creek Community Church.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 21 at the Cedar
Creek Church. Burial was in the Flat Rock Cemetery in Holton.
Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Church or Kings
Daughters Hospice in care of the funeral home. Stratton
Karsteter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Donna M. Allgeier
Donna M. Allgeier, 76, of Sunman, passed away
July 20, 2007, at her residence. She was born on April 18,
1931, at Miamitown, Ohio, the daughter of Emil and Della Noggler.
Survivors include eight children, John (Melley) Allgeier,
of Greensburg; Robert (Ermie) Allgeier, of Fontana, CA; Mary
Ann (Bill) Walker, of Sunman; JoAnn (John) Fitzgerald, of
Sunman; Judy (Nathan) Wuestefeld, of St. Peters; Betty (David)
Wuestefeld, of St. Leon; Nick (Kathy) Allgeier, of Sunman;
and Martha (Mark) Kirby, of Burlington, KY; 13 grandchildren;
16 great grandchildren; sister Mary Bushman of Marion; and
brother Robert Noggler, of Aurora. She was preceded in death
by her parents; son, David; and special friend, Martin Folse.
Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, July 24, from 10 a.m.
to 12 noon at Cook Funeral Home in Sunman, with funeral services
immediately following, with Mnsgr. Harold Knueven, Pastor,
of St. Marys Church officiating. Burial will be in the St.
Paul Cemetery in Sunman. Memorials may be given to the Hospice
of MMCH Batesville or to the Sunman Life Squad.
Virginia Meek Garnett
Virginia Meek Garnett, 77, of Osgood, passed
away July 20, 2007, at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born
August 7, 1929, in Cynthiana, KY, the daughter of George and
Ethel Ashbrook Fightmaster. She married Robert M. Garnett
on February 4, 1949, and he preceded her in death on April
Survivors include one son, Robert L. and wife Vickie Garnett,
of Osgood; one daughter, Paula Garnett, of Osgood; three grandsons,
Chris and wife Loretta Garnett of Osgood, Ryan Garnett of
Osgood, and Brian Garnett of Northern Kentucky; two sisters,
Doris Pope of Greensburg, and Phyllis Perkins of Taylormill,
KY; and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, July 24, at
11 a.m. at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. Burial will
be in the Greendale Cemetery, in Osgood. Memorials may be
given to the family. Arrangements were made by Neals
Harry E. Forwalt
Harry E. Forwalt, 64, of Columbus, passed away
July 19, 2007. Funeral services were held on Monday, July
23 at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. Arrangements were
made by Neals Funeral Home.
July 17, 2007
Paul "P.R." Buchanan
Paul "P.R." Buchanan, 70, of Versailles,
passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, at Margaret Mary Community
Hospital in Batesville. He was born in Madison on January
28, 1937, the son of Raymond and Helen Buchanan. He was married
to Tina Jones and she survives.
Other survivors include four sons, Jeff and his wife, Tracy,
of Madison; Tony, Casey and Cody, all of Versailles, two daughters,
Andrea Richter and her husband Phil, of Versailles; Carly
of Versailles; four grandchildren; one brother, Jim; and one
sister, Mary Davidson. He was preceded in death by his parents;
one son, Charles Atlas; one grandson, Brandon; and two brothers.
Mr. Buchanan enlisted in the United States Marine Corp one
week before he would have graduated high school. He served
in the Marine Corps from 1956 and discharged as a corporal
in 1959. He was a proud member of the Versailles American
Legion Post #173 and a member of the St. Johns Catholic
Church in Osgood. He retired from the Interstate Brands
Corporation (Butternut Bread) after thirty years of employment
Memorial services will be held at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral
Home in Versailles on Wednesday, July 18, at 11:00 a.m. with
full military honors being conducted by the Versailles American
Legion Post #173. Memorials may be given to the Versailles
American Legion in care of the funeral home.
Leland R. "Lee" Lewis
Leland R. "Lee" Lewis, 77, of Madison, passed away
on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. Funeral services were held on
Sunday, July 15. Burial was in the Vevay Cemetery. Morgan
& Nay Funeral Centre was in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Ann Bear
Phyllis Ann Bear, 90, of Aurora, passed away
on Monday, July 16, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services
are being held today, Thursday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at the
Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill. Burial will be
Hogan Hill Cemetery.
July 10, 2007
Kerry Curtis Murphy
Kerry Curtis Murphy, 62, of Kings Mountain,
passed away Monday, July 2, 2007 at Ephraim McDowell Re-gional
Medical Center in Danville, KY. Kerry was born Sunday, March
11, 1945 to the late Mike C. and Helene Mae Sears Murphy in
Kerry was united in mar-riage on January 30, 1964 to Beverly
Reynolds. To this union were born three sons, Michael Kerry
(Molly) Mur-phy of Zionsville, Patrick Curtis (Julie) Murphy
of Aurora and Bryon Kelly (Jennifer) Murphy of Huntington.
There are six grandchildren, Rachel, Alli-son, Delaney, Devin,
Anna and Luke Murphy.
Kerry worked at Equitable Bag Company in Florence, KY for
21 years, Mashusita in Danville for 4 1/2 years, Oakwood Communities
in Somerset for 5 years and lastly worked at Lincoln County
Schools retiring June 1 of this year.
Kerry attended Memorial High School playing basket-ball and
baseball and then passed his passion on to his sons. During
his career he coached Little League and junior and senior
baseball at Milan High School. Kerry was an avid outdoorsman,
a UK fan and a member of Kings Mountain Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 6 at the Chapel of
Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home in Waynesburg with Rev.
Don Scilley officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Point Cemetery. Memorials are preferred
to Lincoln County Athletic Fund, 60 Education Way, Stanford,
Guest book and memorial tribute available at www.barnett-demrow.com.
Betty J. Davies
Betty J. Davies, age 81, of Dillsboro, died
Friday, July 6, 2007 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood,
KY. She was born February 13, 1926 in Switzerland County the
daughter of John Perkins and Jessie Leep Perkins.
Following high school she attended college for one year to
become a nurses aide. In 1941 she married Denver F.
Davies and he preceded her in death on August 1, 2000. Betty
was employed for several years at the Franklin Masonic Home
as a nurses aide. She was an active member of Bear Creek
Baptist Church in Friendship. She was known as a caregiver
and a helping person to anyone who asked for her help.
She is survived by one son, Denver (Carol) Lynn Davies of
Dillsboro; seven grandchildren, John, Daren, Brett, Belinda,
Terri, Bonnie and Sheana; and one brother, John Perkins. She
was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Denver,
and one son, John Franklin Davies.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, at Ulrich-Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home for close friends and family only. Interment
followed at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery in Olean. Memorials
may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Ruth Beach, 75, of Holton, passed away Friday,
July 6, 2007 at her home. She was born near Holton on December
12, 1931 the daughter of Perry and Zelpha Renfro Naylor. She
was married to George Beach on April 5, 1954 and he preceded
her in death on October 17, 2002.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Zelpha Naylor of Holton;
one son, Danny Beach and wife Alice, one daughter, Brenda
Beach, all of Holton; one brother, Elmer Naylor and his wife
Betty of Holton; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Beach was a 1950 graduate of Holton High School and was
a home-maker. She was a member of the Versailles Wesleyan
Funeral services were held Monday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. at
the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating.
Burial was in the Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given
to the Holton Cemetery or the Versailles Wesleyan Church in
care of the funeral home.
July 3, 2007
Robert R. Barbour, Jr.
Robert R. Barbour, Jr., 62, of Indianapolis,
passed away on Friday, June 29, 2007. He was born on September
18, 1944, in Hamilton, OH, the son of Robert "Butch"
and Betty Barbour.
Survivors include his son, Robert "Robbie" Barbour;
daughter, Jennifer Perkins; sister Barbara Willhite; three
grandchildren; nephews, Drs. Greg and Mike Willhite; eight
great nieces and nephews; and a former wife, Sharon Barbour.
Mr. Barbour was an elec-trician at Navistar for 20 years,
having retired in 2005. Previously, he worked at Western Electric
for 20 years. He was a member and former Union Steward of
the Local UAW 98.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at
1 p.m. at the G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home. A graveside service
will follow at 3:30 p.m. at German Lutheran Cemetery in Milan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
or the donors favorite charity.
Esther G. Benning
Esther G. Benning, 99, of Farmers Retreat, died Sun-day, July
1, 2007, at the Wa-ters of Dillsboro Manor. She was born on
February 12, 1908 in Caesar Creek Town-ship, the daughter
of William and Anna Hueseman Grelle. She married Harland Benning
in 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1998.
Survivors include two sons, Dean William Benning and Richard
Allen (Vera) Benning, both of Farmers Retreat; 6 grandchildren,
Heather Ann Benning Rump, Michael Lawhorn, Beth Weaver, Pamela
Davies, Amy Fryman, and Kimberly Wesemann; 11 great grandchildren;
and three great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Benning was a re-tired secretary for Johnson Electric
in Cincinnati and re-tired from IRS.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, at 11:00
a.m. at St. Johns Lu-theran Church in Farmers Retreat.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Ulrich-Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Memorials may be given to Alzheimers
Foundation or to Friendship Fire Department.
Sr. Estelle Nordmeyer
Sr. Estelle Nordmeyer, 99, a member of the Srs. Of St. Francis
Convent, Oldenburg, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007, at
Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.
Visitation is today, Tuesday, July 3 from 3-7 p.m. at the
Srs. Of St. Francis Moth-erhouse Chapel in Oldenburg.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the
Motherhouse Chapel. Burial will be in the St. Fran-cis Cemetery.
Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.
John T. Driggers, Jr.
John T. Driggers, Jr., 64, of Dillsboro, passed away Wednesday,
June 27, 2007 at his residence. He was born on December 31,
1942, in Cincinnati, OH, the son of John T. and Margaret Helen
(Soete) Driggers, Sr. He married Gerrie (Greimer) Driggers
on February 20, 1965, and she survives.
Other survivors include daughters, Christy Fields of Ft. Worth,
TX, Carol (Thomas) Teger of Orange Co., CA, Cathy (Eric) Cutter
of Friendship, Casey Driggers of Friendship, Carey Driggers
of Dillsboro; brothers, Jack (Jeanette) Poole of Tampa, FL,
James (Carol) Driggers of Guilford; sister Mary Katherine
(Chuck) Fasbender of Ft. Mitchell, KY; aunt, Sister Alice
Marie Soete of Cincinnati; special family members, Justin
Baxter and Chet Fields; and a host of friends.
Mr. Driggers was an asbestos worker for R E Kramig Co. in
Cincinnati for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Charles
Catholic Church in Milan and active in many areas of construction
and financing for the church. He was an avid fisherman and
farmer. He was the sole proprietor and founder of the Man
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 2 at the St. Charles
Catholic Church in Milan. Burial was in the St. Charles Catholic
Cemetery near Milan. Memorials may be given to the Milan Food
Pantry or Hospice of Kings Daughters Hospital.
Raymond Cook, 80, of Moores Hill, died Friday, June 27, 2007
at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. He was born October
31, 1926 in Lawrenceburg. Funeral services were held Saturday,
June 30, at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. Burial was
in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Aurora.
Rollin D. Goodpaster
Rollin D. Goodpaster, 76, of Harrison, Ohio, passed away Thursday,
June 28, 2007 at Mercy Mt. Aeri Hospital in Cincinnati. Funeral
services were held on Monday, July 2, 2007 with burial at
the Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill.
Taylor K. Combs
Taylor K. Combs, 18, of St. Paul, (formerly of Milan), passed
away Thursday, June 28, 2007 in St. Paul. She was born May
27, 1989 at Holoman Air Force Base in New Mexico, the daughter
of Bill and Tina Yen Combs. She was a student and accepted
to the fall semester at University of Indianapolis.
She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church
at St. Paul and a member of the youth group; a member of the
Na-tional Honor Society of North Decatur High School; and
a 2007 graduate of North Decatur High School.
Survivors include her parents Bill and Tina Combs of Milan;
biological father, Dan Harden of Virginia; biological mother:
Tien Hopkins of Greensburg; sister, Susan (Eric) Charles of
Milan; and paternal grandmother, Gladys Combs of Milan; paternal
grandmother Barbara Tippit of Virginia.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m. at
the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in the
Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill. Memorials may go to Cornerstone
Christian Fellowship Church.