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Alois L. Rennekamp
Alois L. Rennekamp, 96, of St. Marys, passed
away July 24, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Saturday,
July 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Marys of the Rock Church. Weigel
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jade Lynette Addison
Jade Lynette Addison, 12, of Manchester, passed away on July
21, 2007 at her residence. Funeral services will be on Friday,
July 27, at 10 a.m. at the Community United Methodist Church
with burial in the St. Johns Cemetery in Hubbells Cor-ner.
Arrangements were made by Cook Funeral Home in Sunman.
Gerald Gene Powers
Gerald Gene Powers, 69, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, July
17, 2007. He was born in Forest Hill on April 21, 1938, the
son of Charles and Mary Olive Powers. He was married to Margaret
Lauderdale Powers on July 27, 1981 and she survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Terri M. Powers, of
Versailles, Jean (Don) Duerstock, of Greensburg, Peggy (Patrick)
Crawford, of Jacksonville, FL, and Rebecca (Wendell) Cole, of
Versailles; grand-children, Cameron Powers, Carson Powers, Kristina
Duerstock, Jeffrey Duerstock, Amanda (Lee) Scheel, Aimee (Roger)
Cromer, Michael Cole, and Myranda Cole; great grandchildren,
Brandon and Brooklyn Cromer; three brothers, Harold (Dorothy)
Powers, of WI, Ronald (Gwen) Powers of CA, Jack (Brenda) Powers
of Colum-bus; four sisters, Mary Louis Jayne of Southport, Maude
Michael of Westport, Jessie Bowers of WV, and Doris (Charles)
Parson of Colum-bus.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Charles A.,
Jimmie, and David Powers; and one sister, Lenna Lenora Kirtman.
Mr. Powers was a member of American Legion Post #24, FOE Aerie
927, Moose Lodge 398, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Order of
the Eastern Star, Lois Chapter #147, Greensburg Lodge No. 36,
F.&A.M. He was the Parts Pricing Manager for Cummins, Inc.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and spending time with
fam-ily and friends. He also de-voted time to the Bartholo-mew
County Veterans Color Guard, serving as Com-mander of the Color
Guard for many years.
Visitation will be today, Thursday, July 19, from 4-8 p.m. at
the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus. Funeral
services will be on Friday, July 20, at 10 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church with Rev. Brian Campbell officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the
American Diabetes Association, or a charity of the donors
You are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message
to the family via the internet. Please visit www.jewellrittman.com.
James Leo Biddle
James Leo Biddle, 71, of Napoleon, passed away
Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at the Columbus Regional Hospital.
He was born on January 5, 1936, in Ripley County, the son of
Clyde W. and Elsie Van Devender Biddle (both deceased). He married
Sharon Linville on October 28, 1967 and she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Jay Biddle of Osgood, James
Biddle, Jr. of Scottsburg, and Glen Biddle of Greensburg; three
daughters, Connie Hauser and Sandy Sizemore, both of Osgood
and Penny McCullough of Georgia; one brother, Lester Biddle,
of Indianapolis; one sister, Joyce Hall, of Scottsburg; eight
grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death
by his parents and brothers and sisters.
Mr. Biddle owned and operated Biddles Texaco of Osgood
from 1966-1968, Biddles Body Shop of Na-poleon from 1969-1979
and Biddles Trucking of Napoleon from 1979-1990. He was
a past Napoleon Fire Chief.
Visitation is being held today, Thursday, July 19, from 5-8
p.m. at Neals Fu-neral Home in Osgood. Fu-neral services
will be on Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials
may be given to the family. Arrangements were made by Neals
Funeral Home in Osgood.
Betty F. Pettit
Betty F. Pettit, 77, passed away on Sunday, July
15, at Marion General Hospital, after a brief illness. She was
born in Aurora, the daughter of the late Otis "Joe"
and Marcella "Sally" (Lacherman) York. She married
Donald C. Pettit,
Survivors include son, Dr. Donald (Ileana) Pettit of Pemborke
Pines, FL and daughter, Jill (Keith) King of Marion, grandchildren,
Chad (Ashley Rogers) Swanner, of Marion, Melissa (Israel Rodriguez)
Swanner of Gas City, and Paula and Gaby Pettit of Pembroke Pines,
FL and two great grandchildren, Caleb and Kiean Swanner and
one step grandchild, Dillon Rodri-guez.
Mrs. Petit was raised in Milan, where she graduated from Milan
High School. She was a full-time stay-at-home mom, grandma and
great grandma. Raising her children and spoiling her grandchildren
were her pas-sions. Once her children were in school she worked
part-time at the Ann Shop and at the Indiana License Branch,
both in Gas City. Betty was a member of Lak-eview Wesleyan Church
and enjoyed doing volunteer work for her church. Funeral services
are being held today, Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at the Needham-Storey-Wampner
Funeral Home, in Marion, with Pastor Duane Seitz of-ficiating.
Burial will be in the Marion National Ceme-tery. Memorial contribu-tions
may be directed to Alzheimers Association, 9135 N. Meridian
St., Ste.B-4, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-7109 or the Cancer
Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Avenue,
Marion, IN 46953. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
Arrangements for Clara Williams are pending at Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles.
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.
Kerry Curtis Murphy, 62, of Kings Mountain, passed away Monday,
July 2, 2007 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in
Danville, KY. Kerry was born Sunday, March 11, 1945 to the late
Mike C. and Helene Mae Sears Murphy in Cincinnati, OH.
Kerry was united in marriage on January 30, 1964 to Beverly
Reynolds. To this union were born three sons, Michael Kerry
(Molly) Murphy of Zionsville, Patrick Curtis (Julie) Murphy
of Aurora and Bryon Kelly (Jennifer) Murphy of Huntington. There
are six grandchildren, Rachel, Allison, 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 basketball 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
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.
Margaret Delay Bultman
Margaret Delay Bultman passed away on Monday, July 9, 2007 at
the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood, where she had resided
for eight years. She was born on September 12, 1912, in Ripley
County, the daughter of William B. and Nell De-lay. She married
S.L. "Boots" Bultman and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Jim and Marsha Bultman of Osgood;
grandsons, Bradley and David Bultman of Osgood; nephew, William
Aikins of Durham, NC; great niece, Melissa B. Paty of Nashville,
TN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
by her parents and her husband.
Mrs. Bultman lived in Os-good for over ninety years. She worked
in the Post Of-fice and Farm Bureau as a young woman. She, along
with her husband, were co-owners of the Dunbar and Bultman Dairy
and the Dairy Barn Restaurant in Osgood and Bultman Blacktopping,
Inc. She was a lifelong member of the Osgood United Methodist
Church and served as treasurer. She was also a member of Eastern
Star and Osgood Versailles Tri Kappa.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, July 12 at
the Osgood United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial will
be at the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may go
to the Osgood United Methodist Church. Neals Funeral Home
in Osgood was in charge of ar-rangements.
Sarah I. Moeller
Sarah I. Moeller, 93, of Hamburg, passed away Sun-day, July
8, 2007. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, July
12 at St. Annes Church in Hamburg. Weigel Funeral Home
in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
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
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.
Bennie Thomas, Jr.
Bennie Thomas, Jr., 79, of New Point, passed
away on Monday, July 2, 2007, at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood.
He was born in 1928 in Whitesburg, KY. Fu-neral services are
being held on Friday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at the New Point Christian
Church. Burial will be in the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point.
Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Esther G. Benning
Esther G. Benning, 99, of Farmers Retreat, died Sunday, July
1, 2007, at the Waters of Dillsboro Manor. She was born on February
12, 1908 in Caesar Creek Township, 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 retired secretary for Johnson Electric in
Cincinnati and retired from IRS.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 6, at 11:00 a.m.
at St. Johns Lutheran 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.