September 25, 2007
Eleanor Hyatt, 100, of Rexville, passed away
on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the Riverside Methodist
Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born near Rexville on
January 4, 1907, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Nellie)
Nelson Maxwell. She married Kelsie Hyatt on March 4, 1939
and he preceded her in death on April 22, 1977.
Survivors include one son, Roger Hyatt and his wife Betty
of Columbus, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her parents,
brothers: John, Joe, George, Charles and Harry Maxwell; her
sisters: Mari Jo Green and Ruth Maxwell.
In her lifetime, Mrs. Hyatt witnessed both World Wars, the
Great Depression, and man walking on the moon. She was a 1925
graduate of Versailles High School and among her friends surviving
her is her high school classmate Mrs. Elva Little of Versailles.
Due to road and travel conditions of the day, she would spend
the week at Versailles in school and return home to Rexville
on the weekends. Mrs. Hyatt attended Hanover College, Indiana
State University and Miami University. She taught school for
37 years in Ripley and Franklin counties. Schools she taught
at included: Spades, Bates, Benham, Friendship, Cross Plains,
Milan and Jac-Cen-Del.
She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, Ripley
County Farm Bureau, Ripley County Historical Society and the
Ripley County Retired Teachers.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 24 at the
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mark
Walker of the Versailles Baptist Church officiating. Burial
was in the Benham Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the
Eleanor Hyatt Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.
Carl V. Kaiser
Carl V. Kaiser, 85, of Oldenburg, passed away on Friday, September
21, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September
26 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg at 10 a.m. Weigel Funeral
Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Craig M. Duvelius
Craig M. Duvelius, 23, of Murfreesboro, TN, formerly of Batesville,
passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2007. Funeral services
were held on Saturday, September 22 with burial services in
the Holy Family Church cemetery in Oldenburg. Memorials may
be made to the St. Louis Church. Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville
was in charge of arrangements.
Agatha Carroll, 93, of Indianapolis, passed away on Sunday,
September 23, 2007 at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born in the Hopewell community near Holton on January
3, 1914, the daughter of Clarison and Mabel Bowers Carroll.
Survivors include one sister, Mary Elizabeth Self of Indianapolis;
one brother, Robert Burtch of Indianapolis; niece, Linda Williams
of Springfield, Ohio; nephews, Allen Smith of Farmington,
MI, and Noel Burtch of Indianapolis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother,
Lula Burtch Carroll, her brother, Virgil Carroll, and her
sister, Lois Smith.
Ms. Carroll worked as a private housekeeper in Cincinnati
for 51 years. She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 26,
at 1 p.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. David Shivers
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation
will be Wednesday from 12 p.m. until time of services at the
church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church
in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Michael Thomas Jackson
Michael Thomas Jackson, 46, of Batesville passed away on Wednesday,
September 19, 2007. Funeral services are being held today,
Tuesday, September 25 at 2 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home in
William R. Moeller
William R. Moeller, 64, of Batesville, passed away on Sunday,
September 23, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Thursday,
September 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church in Batesville.
Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
September 18, 2007
Angela "Angie" (Hunger) Hoskins
Angela "Angie" (Hunger) Hoskins,
54, of Quercus Grove, passed away on Thursday, September 13,
2007 at her residence. She was born on May 9, 1953 in Milan,
the daughter of Donald Eugene Herman and Edna Pauline (Pollard)
Survivors include three daughters, Amy Hoskins and her companion,
Chad Pennington of Florence, Renee Rogers and her husband,
Josh of Pleasant, Laura Hoskins of Hebron; two grandchildren,
Claire Lillian Rogers and Briar Clayton Carver Pennington;
her parents; Donald and Polly Hunger of Versailles; two sisters,
Sue Buchanan of Versailles, Shirley Lemon of Versailles; two
brothers, Ronald Hunger of Versailles, James Hunger of Scottsburg;
her grandmother, Nell Pollard of Versailles and several nieces
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Little McKinley
Carver Pennington on Dec. 20, 2004; her grandparents, Willard
Hunger, Roberta Hunger and Forrest Elmer Pollard.
Ms. Hoskins was born and raised in Ripley County and was a
1971 graduate of South Ripley High School and attended Indiana
State University from 1971-72. She was a storekeeper for Grote
Industries in Madison for the past 30 years, where she was
an active officer of the International Association of Machinist
& Aerospace Workers, Local Union #2410. Angie was employed
in the Deli department for the Vevay IGA from 1998-1999. She
was employed as night manager for the Vevay Super Valu since
September 2004. Early in her life she was employed at Conn
Organ in Madison from 1973-1976.
Ms. Hoskins was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Olean. She loved to travel with her aunt Becky Hunger. She
also enjoyed reading and her Ya Ya Parties, but most of all
her three daughters and her two grandchildren. She fought
a courageous battle with cancer for the past 17 years.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 17 at St.
Paul Lutheran Church with burial in the St. Peters Lutheran
Cemetery in Olean.
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay was in charge
of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in the
memory of Angela to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Music Fund
or the Angela Hunger Hoskins Memorial Fund, Switzerland Community
Foundation, contribution cards are available at the funeral
Wiley Joe Deckard
Wiley Joe Deckard, age 60, of Moores Hill,
passed away on Friday, September 14, 2007 at his home. He
was born on February 24, 1947, in Covington, KY, the son of
Carl and Elva Powers Deckard. He married Jacqueline Reamer
on June 24, 1988 and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons: Joe Kevin Deckard, of Milan,
and Rodney Deckard, of Rising Sun; two daughters: Brandy Kochert
and April Whiteford, both of Dillsboro, 12 grandchildren;
two sisters: Cheryl Hyde, and Carlee Wilson; several nieces
Mr. Deckard graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1965
and was employed at I&M for 36 years as a team leader
and in the control room which produced electricity. His accomplishments
at work were many, and he enjoyed his co-workers and supervisors
both as friends and as business associates. He loved the outdoors,
the horses at the farm, the squirrels, and the hummingbirds.
His grandkids were very important to him and he loved to go
to the creek with them and throw rocks and play in the creek.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 18, at the
Ulrich-Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Burial was
in the Oakdale Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family.
Dorothy Mae H. Roell
Dorothy Mae H. Roell, 85, of St. Marys, passed away on Thursday,
September 13, 2007. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday at the
St. Marys of the Rock Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Cook Funeral Home in Sun-man was in charge of ar-rangements.
Beulah R. Cottingham
Beulah R. Cottingham, 86, of Lawrenceburg, passed away on
Friday, September 14, 2007. Funeral services were held on
Monday, Sep-tember 17 with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery
in Moores Hill. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill
was in charge of arrange-ments.
Estella A. Merkel
Estella A. Merkel, 82, of Batesville, passed away on Friday,
September 14, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday,
September 18 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church. Weigel Funeral
Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Allen M. Grubert
Allen M. Grubert, 62, of Bedford, NY, passed away on September
11, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September
16 at 3 p.m. at St. John United Church of Christ (Huntersville)
in Batesville. Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge
William "Bill" Victor Long, Sr.
William "Bill" Victor Long, Sr., 75, of Indianapo-lis,
passed away on Thursday September 13, 2007. Funeral services
were held on Monday, September 17 at G.H. Herrmann Madison
Ave. Funeral Home.
September 11, 2007
Minnie Ann Jewett
Minnie Ann Jewett, 106, of Dillsboro, passed
away on Monday, September 3, 2007 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
She was born on February 26, 1901 in Friendship, the daughter
of Henry Damon and Elizabeth Fayne Damon. She married Charles
Wilson Jewett on December 22, 1922, and he preceded her in
death on December 14, 1971.
Survivors include a nephew, Larry (Dorothy) Damon; and a niece,
Mrs. Jewetts late husband was a State Senator in the
1940s. Minnie and Charles were very active in Dillsboro,
owning a dry goods, grocery, and furniture store. She was
an active member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, and taught
Sunday School; she also was a mem-ber of the Dillsboro Ameri-can
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, September
6, at 11 a.m. from Ulrich-Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery. Visitation will be
from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home on Thursday. Memorials
may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
Stephen Bradford Harriet
Stephen Bradford Harriet, 41, of Bloomington, passed away
on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Presbyterian Hospital in
Pennsylvania. He was born on September 4, 1966 in Providence,
RI, the son of Melvin and Estelle Alpert Harriet. He married
Janet Maurine Noah on August 24, 2002 in Osgood and she survives.
Other survivors include wife, mother, brothers: Loren Harriet
of Los Angeles, CA, and Alan Harriet of Hollywood, FL; mother-in-law
and father-in-law: Melvin and Teresita Noah of Versailles.
Stephen was an electrical engineer and research scientist
for Crane Naval Base, Crane for nearly 20 years.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 4-7 p.m.
at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. Graveside services
will be held on Monday, September 17, at 10 a.m. at the St.
Johns Catholic Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may be
given to his wife for medical expenses in care of the funeral
home. Arrangements were made by Neals Funeral Home in
Bart Alan Abplanalp
Bart Alan Abplanalp, 37, of Indianapolis, died Wednesday,
September 5, 2007. Funeral services were held Monday, September
10 at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.
Marjorie Ann Westerman
Marjorie Ann Westerman, 71, of Sunman, passed away on Friday,
September 7, 2007 at The Waters of Batesville. She was born
on December 6, 1935 in Lawrenceville, the daughter of Melvin
and Ruth Manlief Hoff. She married Omer Denni and Bill Westerman,
Sr., both who preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and John
Gaynor of Dover; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Nancy
Denni of Batesville; and son, Matthew Denni of Appleton, Minnesota;
six grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and five step-great
grandchildren. Also step children, Bill Westerman, Jr., of
Batesville; Dennis Westerman of Brookville; Mary Knopfle of
Supply, North Carolina; Melvin Westerman of Sunman and Doris
Andre of Sunman; and brother Delmer Hoff of Sunman.
Mrs. Westerman was preceded in death by her parents, husbands,
sisters: Carol Jean Messer, Verna Hoff, Marilyn Robbins and
Norma Lou Hoff.
Mrs. Westerman was a registered nurse, having worked at The
Dreyerhaus and Serenity Hall at MMCH-Batesville. She was a
member of St. Johns United Church of Christ-Penntown
and the Ladies Aid of the Church.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, September
11, at 11 a.m. at St. Johns United Church of Christ
in Penntown with Rev. Juanita Wallpe, Retired Pastor officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Johns Cemetery in Penntown.
Memorials may be given to the Building Fund of St. Johns
UCC, Sunman Life Squad or to Hospice of MMCH-Batesville.
Cook Funeral Home in Sunman was in charge of arrangements.
Michael Joseph Rutzel
Michael Joseph Rutzel, 41, of Moores Hill passed away on Thursday,
Septem-ber 6, 2007. Funeral services were held on Monday,
September 10, at the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with burial
in the Forest Hill Cemetery, both in Moores Hill
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