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Dolores A. Schuler
Dolores A. Schuler, 74, of Batesville, passed
away on Sunday, September 23, 2007. Funeral services will be
held on Friday, September 28 at 11:30 a.m. following visitation
services at St. Louis Church in Batesville. Burial will be in
the St. Louis Cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville is in
charge of arrangements.
Joseph W. Kappes
Joseph W. Kappes, 38, formerly of Osgood, passed away on Sunday,
September 23, 2007 at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida.
He is survived by his father, Norman C. Kappes and stepmother,
Connie Kappes, of Osgood. Other survivors include a brother,
Norman P. Kappes of Osgood; a sister, Misty Claypool of Osgood;
and his mother, Sharon Altemeyer, of St. Petersburg, Florida.
A private memorial service will be held for family members.
Emily A. Davis
Emily A. Davis, 66, of Versailles, passed away
on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at the Kings Daughters
Hospital in Madison. She was born at Fairview in Switzerland
County on May 20, 1941, the daughter of Carl H. and Edith Werner
Survivors include one son, Rocky Brandon and his wife Debbie
of Madison; two daughters, Kimberly Goodpaster of Versailles
and Jaime Laufer and her husband Jamie of Deputy; five grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Land of Greensburg
and Darlene Heeke of Aurora.
Ms. Davis was a 1959 graduate of Dillsboro High School and a
33 year employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg. She was also
a member of the Madison American Legion Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 21 at 10:30
a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with
Rev. Mark Kessen officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill
Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will be held today, Thursday,
September 20 from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Hospice
of Kings Daughters Hospital in care of the funeral
home. Online condolences available at skfuneralhome.com.
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 and nephews.
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 home.
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 and
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
James W. Henson
James W. Henson, 63, of Cross Plains passed away
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
He was born in Seymour on April 29, 1944, the son of James L.
and Alma Lavonne Hatton Henson. He married Karla Smallwood on
August 24, 1971 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son, J.W. Henson of Cross Plains;
one daughter, Sherry Yocum of Cross Plains; two grandchildren,
Cody Hauer and Elisha Hen-son; three brothers, Gary of Dryridge,
KY, Terry of Brownstown, and Bill of Bedford; three sisters,
Janice Crities of Ellettsville, Frances Webster of Bedford,
Vivian Christopher of Brownstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Mr. Henson and his wife retired being an owner/operator of an
Amoco Service Station in Brown-stown.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice in care of
the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home is in charge
Donald Shafer, Jr., 65, of the Flat Rock community,
near Osgood, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at
the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born
at Waynesboro, PA on August 16, 1942 the son of Donald, Sr.
and Gladys Kime Shafer. He married Shirley Pearson on December
29, 1998 and she survives.
Other survivors include three brothers, Kenneth Shafer of Hummelstown,
PA, Jim Shafer of Middletown, PA, and Raymond Shafer of Harrisburg,
PA; four sisters, Gladys Tester of New Cumberland, PA, Doris
Books and Vivian King both of Middletown, PA, and Debbie Fry
of Steelton, PA.
Mr. Shafer was a Navy Veteran and an over the road truck driver
for NAPA for 18 years.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 21 at 2
p.m. at the Flat Rock Cemetery with Malvin McCullough of the
Flat Rock Baptist Church officiating. Military honors will be
conducted by the Versailles American Legion. The Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements. Online
condolences are available at skfuneralhome.com.
Mary Eleanor (Combs) Morris
Mary Eleanor (Combs) Morris, 81, of Beavercreek,
Ohio passed away at her home on Monday, September 10, 2007.
She was born on January 14, 1926 in Oneida, KY, the daughter
of Holt and Lillie (Byrd) Combs. She married Vaughn Morris on
July 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 1978 due to cancer.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joette M. and
Ralph E. Gates (Beavercreek); sister, Barbara Ann (Combs) Gibson
(GA); sister-in-law, Joyce Louise (Morris) Rice (KY); brother-in-law,
Denzie Lee Wright, Sr. (FL); more than 35 nieces and nephews
and their families; special friends, Linda and Gregg Cross (Xenia);
her wonderful neighbors; and many friends.
After 16 years of beauty work she retired and Mr. and Mrs. Morris
moved to the Dillsboro area. She remained in Indiana until diagnosed
with cardiac disease in 1991. She was a member of the order
of the Eastern Star for over fifty years and currently held
membership in Beaver Valley Chapter #570. Before her health
declined, Mary Eleanor enjoyed attending services at Beaver
United Church of Christ.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, from 1-4 p.m.
at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel following with a
service at 4:00 p.m. with Joette Morris Gates officiating. A
celebration of life will then follow. Burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery in Dillsboro on September 17, at 11 a.m. Donations
may be made to Hospice of Dayton. To send the family a special
message visit, online www.NewcomerFamily.com.
Dixie Van Winkle
Dixie Van Winkle, 99, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, September
10, 2007. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, September
13 at 1 p.m. at the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill.Dorothy
Dorothy C. Giesting, 83, of Batesville, passed
away on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. Funeral services will be
on Friday, September 14 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church in
Oldenburg. Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of
Barbera Jean Steele
Barbera Jean Steele, 56, of Sanford, North Carolina,
formally of Versailles, passed away Monday, August 20, 2007
at her residence.
She was born August 25, 1950 to Vurlin E. and Marcella Shook
She is survived by her husband Norman D. Steele Sr.; one daughter,
Bobbi Jo Demesme; one son, Norman D. Steele Jr. and wife Jennifer;
four grandchildren, Michaela Demesme, Kendall Steele, Taylor
Steele, and Conner Steele; all of North Carolina.
Also surviving are three brothers, Vurlin L. McIntosh of Crothersville,
Jerry McIntosh of Brookville, and Thomas McIntosh of Versailles;
two sisters, Joann Vanosdol of Holton and Marsha Wright of Versailles;
as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Anna L. Hawkins, brothers,
Wm. "Taylor" McIntosh and Timothy "Chop"
McIntosh; and grandson, Rion "Dale" Steele.
Memorial services will be held at the Holton Methodist Church
Cemetery on Saturday, September 8 at 12:30 p.m. Brother Earl
Thomas is in charge of the services.
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
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 Legion Auxiliary.
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.
Charles J. Tunny
Charles J. Tunny, 81, of Napoleon, passed away
on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at his residence. He was born near
Napoleon on March 30, 1926, the son on Thomas and Amelia Schmidt
Tunny. He was married to Connie Payne on August 18, 1948 and
Other survivors include three sons, Greg Tunny and his wife
Vickie of Osgood, Kim Tunny and his wife Kelly of Versailles,
and John R. Tunny and his wife Marina of Batesville; one daughter
Sondra Jo Dutka and her husband Steve of Columbus; 18 grandchildren
and 5 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Nicholas,
who was killed in Vietnam while serving in the military; brothers
Edward, Jim, and Thomas Tunny; sisters Elizabeth Herbert, Kate
Wagner, Eva Simon, Anna Mae Young and Luella Locke.
Mr. Tunny was a Navy veteran of WWII where he received the Victory
Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the American
Area Campaign Medal. He had also served as a pilot with the
Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of the St. John Catholic Church
in Osgood and was a pipe fitter and plumber with Indianapolis
Local 440. Mr. Tunny also farmed and had previously taught welding
at the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, September 3 at
St. Johns Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Shawn
Whittington officiating. Burial was in the St. Maurice Catholic
Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorials may be given to the donors
choice. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles was in
charge of arrangements.
Patricia Ann Beeman
Patricia Ann Beeman, 70, of Butlerville, passed away on Monday,
September 3, 2007. Funeral services are being held today, Thursday,
at 1 p.m. at the Nebraska Church of God. Visitation will be
from 10 a.m. to time of services at the church. Burial will
be at the Union Flat Rock Cemetery. Sawyer-Pickett Funeral &
Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
(Bernie) Lynn Grigsby
Bernard (Bernie) Lynn Grigsby, 58, formerly of
Osgood, passed away on August 15, 2007 in Reno, Nevada. Funeral
services will be held on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m. at
the Grigsby Family Cemetery in Delaware. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home in Milan is handling arrangements.
Becky A. Werner
Becky A. Werner, 55, of Batesville, passed away on Monday, September
3, 2007. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 7, from
4-8 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with funeral services
at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 8 at the Srs. of St. Francis
Chapel in Oldenburg. Memorials may be given to the Becky A.
Werner Scholarship Fund at the Oldenburg Academy.