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November 22, 2007
Patricia OConnor, 81, of Osgood, passed
away on Saturday, November 17, 2007. Private services are being
held for the family. Neals Funeral Home in Osgood is in
charge of arrangements.
November 15, 2007
Loyd L. Delay
Loyd L. Delay, 97, of Versailles, passed away
on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at his home. He was born near
New Marion on September 19, 1910, the son of Calvin Luther and
Lizzie Lane Delay. He was married to Eva Sparks on April 20,
1940 and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Jim Delay and his wife Rita
of Concord, California and Phil Delay and his wife Debbie of
Bloomington; two daughters, Betty Hyatt and her husband Roger
of Columbus, Ohio and Debbie Mellin and her husband Larry of
Plymouth; daughter-in-law Ruth Delay of Columbus; grandchildren
Jeff Delay and his wife Tracey , Greg and Connie Delay, Erik
Mellin, Ben, Sara, and Rachel Delay; great grandchildren Ryan,
Haley, Justin, and Madison Delay; and one sister, Mrs. Elva
Little of Versailles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Loyd Delay,
Jr., and his sisters, Gladys Marsh and Clare Morrell.
Mr. Delay was a 1928 graduate of Versailles High School where
he helped lead the Frenchies to the 1928 Sectional title. He
was employed for 39 years with PSI as a local representative
retiring in 1975. He began his career as an electrician with
his uncle Will Smith and the Versailles Electric Company.
Mr. Delay was an 86 year member of the Versailles Baptist Church
where he served as a deacon, trustee, and Sunday school teacher
and was also a member of the IBEW. Mr. Delay was a 53 year member
of the Versailles Lions Club and was named "Lion of the
Year" in 1994.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 16 at 11 a.m.
at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Burcham and
Rev. Mark Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill
Cemetery. Visitation is being held today, Thursday, from 4-8
p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and
from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials
may be given to the Versailles Baptist Church building fund
or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Maxine Bliton Wilson
Maxine Bliton Wilson, 84, of Osgood, passed away on Tuesday,
November 13, 2007. Private family services will be held. Neals
Funeral Home in Osgood is in charge of arrangements.
Wilbur Fredrick Knigga
Wilbur Knigga, 93, of Dillsboro, passed away on Sunday, November
11, 2007 at the Waters of Dillsboro, Ross Manor. He was born
on December 22, 1913, at Farmers Retreat, the son of Arthur
and Clara Vinup Knigga. He married Esther Scholle on Sept. 12,
1912 and she survives.
Other survivors include his two children: Ken Knigga of Dillsboro,
and Carol (William) Lovins of Milan; two grandchildren, Tom
Lovins and Denise Roark; four great grandchildren, Norman Roark,
Tanner Roark, Casey Lovins and Cody Lovins; and his sister,
Hazel Pabst of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by
his brother, Denton Knigga and a sister, Mildred Knigga.
Mr. Knigga graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1933. He
and his wife lived near Farmers Retreat their entire life. He
was a former member of the Farmers Mutual Aid Society Insurance,
and the Mens Club of St. Johns Lutheran Church, of which
he and his wife were lifelong members. In his spare time he
enjoyed bowling in the mens bowling league at church.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday at 11 a.m. at
St. Johns Lutheran Church, Farmers Retreat, with burial
in St. Johns Cemetery at Farmers Retreat. Memorials may
be made to the Friendship Fire Department or to St. Johns
Cemetery. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is in charge
Leroy H. Grossman
Leroy H. Grossman, 80, formerly of Batesville, passed away on
Tuesday, November 13, 2007. Visitation is being held today,
Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville
with a rosary service at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held
on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church. Memorials may be made
to the Oldenburg Academy.
Kenny Franklin, 55, of Holton, passed away on Tuesday, November
13, 2007 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana at Columbus.
He was born near Holton on February 10, 1952 the son of Elmer
and Vonda Runyan Franklin.
Survivors include one son, Tony Franklin and his wife Leeann
of Dabney; one daughter, Stephanie Boswell and her husband Shane
of Butlerville; five grandchildren, Tanner, Trenton and Lila
Franklin and Tyler and Dylan Boswell; one brother, Elmer Franklin,
Jr. and his wife Kay of Westport; one sister Darlene Cundiff
and her husband Terry of North Vernon.
Mr. Franklin was a Corporal in the United States Marines during
the Vietnam War where he served in Okinawa. He was a member
of the Holton Christian Church and was a bricklayer.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 16 at 2 p.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial
will be in the Hopewell Cemetery with military graveside rites
by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation is being held
today, Thursday, from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the
donors choice in care of the funeral home.
November 8, 2007
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Danny Russell Peetz
Danny Russell Peetz, 55, of Osgood, passed away
on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at his residence. He was born
on May 9, 1952 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville,
the son of Russell Oscar and Pearl Welsh Peetz.
Survivors include one brother: Clifford and wife Debra Peetz
of Osgood; sisters: Sue and husband Ron Schutte and Linda Lou
Owens all of Greensburg; and many nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and one
Mr. Peetz was a confirmed member of St. Johns Lutheran
Church in Napoleon and was a custodian with Jac-Cen-Del School
System for 25 years.
Visitation service is being held today, Thursday, from 5-7 p.m.
with funeral services on Friday, November 2 at 11 a.m., both
services will be held at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood.
Burial will be in the St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Napoleon.
Memorials may be given to Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship Foundation
or St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are being
made from Neals Funeral Home.
Harley Davidson, 66, of Burnside, Kentucky, died Monday, October
29, 2007. Visitation and funeral serv-ices will be held Friday,
No-vember 2 from 4 p.m. 8 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home,
Mary L. Fowler
Mary L. Fowler, 86, formerly of Milan, died Monday, October
Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, November 2 at
2 p.m. at the Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro. Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home, Milan is handling the arrangements.