December 25, 2007
Diana F. Fisk
Diana F. Fisk, 56, of Versailles, passed away
on Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Funeral services were held
on Friday, Dec. 21 with burial in the Laughery Township Cemetery
in Batesville. Memorials may be given to the family. Meyers
Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
December 18, 2007
Larry "Gene" Wood,
Larry "Gene" Wood, Jr. 37, of Milton,
Kentucky, formerly of Hanover, passed away on Saturday, December
15, 2007 at the Norton Hospital in Kentucky. He was born on
September 5, 1970 at Jefferson County, the son of Larry G.
Wood, Sr. and Agnes Smith Geisler.
Survivors include his parents, Bobby and Agnes Smith Geisler
of Milton, Ky.; two sisters, Shannon Mefford and her husband
Gary of Dupont, and Melissa Geisler of Milton, Ky.; his maternal
grandmother, Myrtle Smith of Madison; his nieces, Dana and
Miranda Mefford; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry G. Wood, Sr.,
who passed away in 1973; his brother, Shawn Eric Wood, who
passed away in 1972; his maternal grandpa, Morgan Smith who
passed away in 1987; his paternal grandparents, Stewart and
Edith Wood of Vevay; his maternal grandparents, Alva and Faye
Mr. Wood resided most all of his life in Jefferson County
and was a 1988, graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.
He attended Ivy Tech for engineering. He was baptized and
was of the Baptist Faith. He was employed for the past six
years with Armor Metal Group in Madison as a tool and die
machinist. He had formerly worked for Madison Tool & Die
and Clifty Engineering in Madison for several years. He was
a member of the Madison Moose Lodge #765. In his spare time
he enjoyed fishing, playing Texas Holdem, collecting John
Deere and telling jokes.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, December 18
at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison,
with Dan Corbin officiating, and burial in the Mt. Pleasant
Cemetery on halls Ridge near Canaan. Visitation will
be today from 9 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may
be given to the Larry "Gene" Wood, Jr. Memorial
Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is in charge of
arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family
via the funeral homes website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Robert Keith Mathews
Robert Keith Mathews, 75, of Cross Plains, passed away on
Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the Margaret Mary Community
Hospital in Batesville. Graveside services will be held on
Saturday, December 22 at 1 p.m. at the Cross Plains Methodist
Cemetery. Military graveside rites by the Brown Township American
Legion. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles
is in charge of arrangements.
Olga Dorothea Kassens
Olga Dorothea Kassens, 89, of Sunman, passed away on Friday,
December 16, 2007. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December
20 from 4-8 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home in Sunman. Funeral services
will be held on Friday, December 21 at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home with burial in the Huntersville Cemetery in Batesville.
Memorials may be given to the FFA Chapter of East Central
High School or to the Huntersville Cemetery.
Walter S. Lowe
Walter S. Lowe, 81 of Osgood, passed away on Thursday, December
13, 2007 at his home. He was born at Quercus Grove in Switzerland
County on January 23, 1926, the son of William Hubert and
Grace Wilson Lowe. He married Virginia Jahnigen on October
9, 1948, and she preceded him in death on November 27, 2001.
Survivors include a very dear friend, companion, and classmate,
Josephine Westmeyer of Versailles; one son, Jerry Lowe and
his wife Ellen of Versailles; one daughter Joyce Dwulet and
her husband Francis of Greenwood; grandchildren, Christopher
Dwulet of Greenwood, Darrin Lowe of Greenfield, and Kristen
Lowe of Versailles; one sister Mildred (Betty) Lowe of Vevay.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother William
Mr. Lowe was a 1943 graduate of Versailles High School. He
enlisted in the US Navy in the fall of 1943 and served on
Guam during WWII as a radioman where he sent encrypted messages
from ship to shore. He spent 33 years with the Indiana State
Police as a telecommunications officer and microwave technician,
retiring in 1991.
Mr. Lowe was a 69-year member of the Tyson United Methodist
Church where he served as a trustee and secretary. He was
a 59-year member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge, serving
as master and secretary. He was also a member of the Royal
Arch Masons, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, and a life
member of the Versailles American Legion.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 17 at the Tyson
United Methodist Church in Versailles and Rev. Jim Byerly
and Rev. Joe Bottorff officiated. Burial was in the Cliff
Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the
Tyson United Methodist Church Endowment Scholarship Fund in
care of Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Earl Edwin Scudder
Earl Edwin Scudder, 84, of Dillsboro, passed away Wednesday,
December 12, 2007 at the Waters of Dillsboro, Ross Manor.
He was born September 5, 1923 in Switzerland County the son
of Edwin Stoops Scudder and Olive Slack Scudder. He married
Nora LeRichie in 1950 and she preceded him in death on August
He is survived by his two sons, Jay Fred Scudder and his wife,
Loretta, of Guilford, and Carroll Edwin Scudder and his wife,
Shannon; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren; three
brothers, Carroll and Mavis Scudder, Leland and Faye Scudder,
and John Scudder; one sister, Bonnie and Ralph Niles.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Rennie Scudder, and
one sister, Elizabeth Cheek.
He graduated from Patriot High School, and was employed at
Seagrams and as a builder for a period of time. In 1942, he
joined the US Coast Guard and served time in Greenland during
WWII. In 1950 he was discharged from the Coast Guard, and
came back home to the Dillsboro area.
For 37 years, Earl was employed at CG &E (Cincinnati Gas
& Electric) as an operator. Earl loved Reds baseball,
Notre Dame football, and Indiana basketball.
During his wife's illness, he was a wonderful help to her
and took good care of her. Because of poor health, Earl has
spent the last 14 years at the Waters of Dillsboro, Ross Manor.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro, with interment in New Liberty Cemetery,
East Enterprise, with military rites under the direction of
American Legion Post 262. Filter DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro
was in charge of arrangements.
Arlene Coover, 71, of West Chester, Ohio and
formerly of Milan, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2007
at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio. She was born on September
5, 1936 at McCluskey, ND, the daughter of John and Mary (Jans)
Grosz. She married Raymond W. Coover on June 14, 1959 and
Other survivors include two sons, Charles Coover and Jeffery
Coover, both of Ohio; two daughters, Barbara Coover of Ohio
and Rita Tank of Illinois; three brothers, Ervin and Elmer
Grosz, both of Washington, and Reuben Grosz of North Dakota;
four sisters, Norma Clemens of Washington, Ruth Stromme of
North Dakota, Leona Fleming of Missouri, and Aldene Zakopyko
of Arizona; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Coover in 1986
and one brother, John Grosz.
Mrs. Coover was a homemaker and a member of the St. Paul Lutheran
Church at Milan.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 20 at
11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Milan with Pastor
Richard Mackey officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul
Luther Cemetery, also in Milan. Visitation will be from 6-8
p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home in Milan, who is in charge of arrangements.
December 11, 2007
Donald J. Simon
Donald J. Simon, 68, of Osgood, passed away
on Friday, December 7, 2007 at his home. He was born near
Osgood on May 22, 1939 the son of Arthur and Eva Tunny Simon.
He married Ola Vae Roark on August 13, 1958 and she preceded
him in death on August 18, 2005.
Survivors include three sons: James (Cindy), Wayne (Brenda),
and Vincent Simon all of Osgood; five daughters: Karen Carroll
and Shirley England both of Osgood, Donna (Lonnie) Sparks
of Holton, Barbie (Ryan) Bultman of Greensburg, and Dana (Mark)
Montgomery of Aurora; 23 grandchildren; ten great grandchildren;
four brothers, Arthur (Dolores), Charles (Lucille), and Gene
(Patty) Simon all of Osgood and Dale (Mary Ann) of Bennington;
four sisters, Mary (Donald) Gilland and Amelia (Lou) Wolter
both of Osgood, Linda (Tim) Wissell of Greensburg and Rita
(Jim) Bedel of Westport.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter,
Mr. Simon was a farmer and retired in 1990 after 25 years
at BCA at Greensburg. He currently was operating Simon &
Sons Farm Implements near Osgood. He enjoyed his family and
spent much time restoring antique tractors. Mass of Christian
burial was held on Monday, Dec. 10 at the St. Johns
Catholic Church in Osgood. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Hospital
in care of Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
William "Bill" Buchanan
William "Bill" Buchanan, 44, of Holton, passed away
on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at his home. He was born in Madison
on July 19, 1963, the son of William and Carol DeWire Buchanan.
Survivors include his mother, Carol Buchanan of Holton; grandmother,
Edith DeWire of Holton; companion, Tammy Patrick of Vevay;
two brothers, Mark (Connie) Buchanan and Ron (Roseanne) Buchanan
both of Versailles; two sisters, Terri McMillan of Osgood
and Sherri (Rick) Hardwick of North Vernon; five nephews;
six nieces; one step niece and one step nephew. He was preceded
in death by his father.
Mr. Buchanan was a self-employed truck driver. He enjoyed
four-wheel ATV competition and had won numerous trophies.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 12, at
10:30 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles
with Rev. Robert McCreary of the Holton Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery near Osgood. Visitation
is being held today, Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may
be given to the Flat Rock Cemetery, Kings Daughters
Hospice, or the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in care
of the funeral home.
Jane McHatton, 102, of Batesville, passed away on Friday,
December 7, 2007. Visitation is being held today, Tuesday,
at 9 a.m. with funeral services following at 10 a.m. at the
Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will be in the Dale
Cemetery in Connersville. Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville
was in charge of arrangements.
Lee Roy Holliday
Lee Roy Holliday, 77, formerly of Connersville, passed away
on Thursday, December 6, 2007. Funeral services will be held
in Connersville on Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m. with burial
in the Dale Cemetery. Memorials may be made at the funeral
home or to Hospice of Citrus County. Showalter Blackwell Long
Funeral Home in Connersville was in charge of arrangements.
June Carol Scott
June Carol Scott, 70, of Moores Hill, passed away on Sunday,
December 9, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,
Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of services. Burial
will be in the Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Memorials may
be given to the Activity Fund at Ross Manor or P.A.W.S. Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
December 4, 2007
Darlene Holman, 64, of New Marion, passed away
on Friday, November 30, 2007 at the Hospice of South Central
Indiana at Columbus. She was born at Knightstown on September
13, 1943, the daughter of Truman and Amelia Geisler Holman.
Survivors include one son, Mike Holman and his wife Becky
of Versailles; daughter Tammy Holman and her companion Andy
Shelton of New Marion; grandchildren, Jessilyn Pickett, Blaine
and Anthony Holman; brothers, Harry and Bernadette Holman
and Roy and Vickie Holman, both of Versailles, and Lester
Holman of New Marion; sisters, Dina and Vernon Herbert and
Brenda Holman, both of Milhousen, and Myrtie and Frank Franklin
of Holton. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Ms. Holman was a 1962 graduate of New Marion High School and
a 30-year employee of US Shoe. She was recently employed with
Gecom at Greensburg. Ms. Holman was a member of the West Fork
Baptist Church. She also enjoyed crocheting, quilting and
fishing with her brother Lester.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, December 4,
at 11 a.m. at the West Fork Baptist Church with Rev. David
Blazier officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services
at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be given to the Decatur
County Hospice or the West Fork Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles.
Anna Marie Redwine
Anna Marie Redwine, 90, of Dillsboro, passed away on Thursday,
November 29, 2007, at the Waters of Dillsboro. She was born
on November 25, 1917 in Milan, the daughter of Joseph C. and
Iza Fay (Johnson) Moehring. She married George Raymond Redwine
on August 4, 1944 and he preceded her in death on September
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Gordon (Donna Jean) Redwine
of Lexington, Kentucky and David M. (Beth) Redwine of Milan;
daughter, Celia Faye (Lloyd) Fletcher of Milan; sisters, Gladys
Hiatt of Milan and Sondra Frey of Dillsboro; six grandchildren
and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Redwine was a member of the Dillsboro Presbyterian Church
where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, December 4,
at 11 a.m. at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with
Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial will be in the New
Craven Cemetery in Milan. Memorials may be given to the Dillsboro
or Milan Emergency Units.
Christine M. Rosfeld
Christine M. Rosfeld, 98, of St. Peters, passed away on Thursday,
November 29, 2007. Funeral services were held on Monday, December
3 with burial in the St. Peters Cemetery. Memorials may be
given to the Building Fund of St. Peters Church, Hospice of
MMCH-Batesville or the Sunman Life Squad. Cook Funeral Home
in Brookville was in charge of arrangements.
Wilber C. Comer
Wilber C. "Will" Comer, 80, of Saddle
Drive, passed away unexpectedly at 6 p.m. on Friday, November
23, 2007, at his home. He was born in Osgood on February 24,
1927, the son of Charles Clarence and Bertha Mabel Myers Comer.
He married Carolyn Ribbentrop on November 21, 1953 at Hammond
and she preceded him in death on September 10, 2007.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Comer and a son, Kent Comer,
both of Maui, Hawaii; sisters-in-law, Edith Comer of Osgood
and Vernie Comer of New Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Mr. Comer was a graduate of Osgood High School, Franklin College,
Indiana University, where he earned a bachelors degree
in business administration, and Butler University, where he
earned a masters degree in education.
He formerly worked for Marathon Oil Co. and later taught elementary
grades at Flat Rock-Hawcreek Township and Columbus City schools,
including Booth Setser, then taught social studies and language
arts at Northside Elementary and Northside Junior High schools.
He administered GED tests at McDowell Adults Education Center
from 1979 to 1996.
Along with Jack Chestnut, he was co-founder and co-owner of
Heritage Realty in 1970.
Mr. Comer was a member of Fairlawn Presbyterian Church and
Golden K Kiwanis Club, where he was very active in the selection
of scholarship recipients. He volunteered for Foundation for
Youth, Book Buddies, Hospice of South Central Indiana, Meals
on Wheels and Columbus Peace Fellowship. He was an avid basketball
fan and loved horse racing and family gatherings.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and received
the WWII Victory Medal.
Online condolences may be sent to the Comer family at www.mem.com.