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Helen Frances Mason
Helen Frances Mason, 66, of Dillsboro, passed
away Monday, July 27, 2009 at The Waters of Dillsboro-Ross Manor.
She was born May 19, 1943 in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of
Ralph Mason and Helen Masterson Mason.
Survivors include two nephews and six nieces, along with aunts
and uncles and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded
in death by her parents; three sisters, Virginia, Ona, and Rachael.
Ms. Mason received her Masters Degree and worked as a librarian
for several years at the Rising Sun City Library. She was a
member of Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. at Bear
Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, with a luncheon following.
Memorials may be given to her church. Arrangements are being
handled by Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Melinda Gayle "Mindy" McIntosh
Melinda Gayle "Mindy" McIntosh, 26,
of Moores Hill, passed away Monday, July 27, 2009, at University
Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born March 8, 1983 in Batesville,
the daughter of Mark and Katrina McIntosh.
Survivors include parents, Mark and Katrina Marquardt McIntosh,
of Moores Hill; one brother, Christopher of Shelbyville; maternal
grandfather, Roger (Rita) Marquardt of Napoleon; paternal grandmother
Ruby June McIntosh of Dillsboro; several uncles, aunts, cousins,
and a multitude of friends. She was preceded in death by paternal
grandfather- Alvin McIntosh, two uncles, and brother- Matt McIntosh.
Ms. McIntosh graduated from South Dearborn High School in 2001.
She was working part time this summer at Dillsboro IGA, and
was planning on going to Ivy Tech College to study accounting.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Greendale.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11 a.m. at
Emanuel Lutheran Church in Greendale. Visitation is being held
today, Thursday, from 5-8 p.m. at the church with a time for
remembrances by her friends at 8 p.m. There will also be a visitation
at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Burial will be at St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorials
may be given to the family or to Emanuel Lutheran Church Youth
Group. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is handling
Ralph F. Smith
Ralph F. Smith, 67, of Ingalls, passed away Tuesday,
July 28, 2009 at St. Johns Medical Center in Anderson.
He was born near Dillsboro on October 31, 1941 the son of Ralph
A. and Cozzie Baker Smith. He was married to Martha J. Lovins
on March 16, 1960 and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Robert (Tina) Smith of London,
Ohio and Rick (Margaret) Smith of Ingalls; son-in-law Randy
Buhrmester of Needham; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Grace Snelling of Pendleton and Martha Clark of
Dillsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter-
Michelle Buhrmester, grandson- Richard Johns, and sister- Thelma
Mr. Smith was a 10-year veteran of the United States Marines.
He served two tours and five campaigns of duty in Vietnam. He
was a self-employed truck driver for 33 years acting as owner
and operator. He was a life member of the Pendleton Amvets,
a life member of the Marysville, Ohio VFW, a member of the Noblesville
American Legion, the Mt. Carmel Masonic Lodge in Richwood, Ohio,
and the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, at 2 p.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
Sherman Hughes officiating. Visitation will also be Friday from
11 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in the New Marion
Cemetery with full military honors.
Ruth Ellen Walker Noell
Ruth Ellen Walker Noell, 84, a former Milan resident,
passed away Friday, July 24, 2009 in Ft. Pierce, FL. She was
born September 27, 1924 in Milan, the daughter of Orvil and
Henrietta (Kuntz) Walker. She married Lane Noell Jr. on February
15, 1947 and he survives.
Other survivors include daughter, Katherine Jordon; son, Jesse
Noell; grandsons, Tye and Richard Jordon; brothers, Henry Walker
of Milan and Orvil "Bob" Walker of Sunman. She was
preceded in death by sister, Esther Negangard and brother, Norman
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home in Milan is handling arrangements.
Wayne W. Peterson
Wayne W. Peterson, 66, of Lawrenceburg, passed
away Sunday, July 26, 2009 at his home. He was born January
12, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of William Peterson and
Helen Harris Peterson. He married Betty Cutter on January 25,
1982, and she survives.
Other survivors included one son, Kurt Peterson of Lawrenceburg;
a step-son, Clark Kuhling with the US Army, stationed in Germany;
brother, Alan Peterson of Clarkston, MT; and sister, Lynn (Kim)
Schneider of White Salmon, WA.
Mr. Peterson was employed for 30 years at AT&T as a Technical
Electrician, working out of Solon, Ohio.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Visitation with
the family will be from 10 until time of services on Thursday.
Burial will be in the St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery in Bear Branch.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Martha Russell, 80, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday,
July 22, 2009. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July
25, at 10:30 a.m. at Dillsboro Church of Christ with Dave Fogle
officiating. Burial will be in the South Sparta Cemetery, south
of Moores Hill. Visitation will be Friday, July 24, from 6-9
p.m. at the church. Memorials may be given to LifeTime Resources,
South Sparta Community Church or Ripley Crossing. Arrangements
are being handled by Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill.
Ronald Lee "Ronnie"
Ronald Lee "Ronnie" Wells, Jr., 39,
of Aurora, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009. Funeral services
will be Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Fitch-Denny Funeral Home
in Lawrenceburg. Visitation is being held today, Thursday, from
5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the
family. Arrangements are being handled by Filter-DeVries Funeral
Home in Dillsboro.
Wayneoka Louise Worley
Wayneoka Louise Worley, 75, of Dillsboro, passed away Monday,
July 20, 2009, at Dearborn County Hospital. She was born March
6, 1934 in Martin, KY, the daughter of Wayne Hagans and Mae
Survivors include two sons: James (Patty) Worley, Jr. of Montgomery,
AL, and Mike (Sandy) Worley of Aurora; one brother, Paul Hagans,
of Langley, KY; three sisters, Pat McCarty of Aurora and Barbara
Sue Kelley and Linda Thacker, both of Louisville, KY; four grandchildren:
Michael, James, Dusti and Amber; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Kay Bowen, and one
brother, Jack Hagans.
Mrs. Worley worked at Schneley Distillery and at New Horizons
in Batesville. She was a member of the Allen First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 24, at 1 p.m. at the Hall
Funeral Home in Martin, KY. Visitation will be Thursday from
5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the
Maytown Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund. Arrangements are being
handled by Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Brice Gabbard, 66, of Sunman, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009.
He was born June 17, 1943 in Dearborn County, the son of Millard
and Loretta (Combs) Gabbard. He married Linda (Brindley) Gabbard
on June 30, 1987 in Newport, Ky., and she survives.
Other survivors include children: Lula Gabbard, Kris (Emily)
Kilby, Sammy Gabbard, Lori Gabbard, Brice (Duwana) Gabbard,
Calvin (Jennine) Gabbard and Harley Gabbard; brothers and sisters:
Harry (Darlene) Gabbard, Ida (Cliff) Norris and Perry (Carolyn)
Gabbard; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tony Gabbard.
Mr. Gabbard was a heavy equipment operator for Mike Seevers.
He was a member of Amvets Post 13 & Milan American Legion.
Visitation and funeral services are being held today, Thursday,
at 12 p.m. at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home in Harrison,
Ohio with Rev. Tom Holt officiating. Military graveside rites
being provided by Harrison Funeral Detail with burial in Glen
Haven Cemetery in Harrison, Ohio. Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral
Home in Harrison is in charge of arrangements.
Gray "Bub" Miller, 73 of Osgood, passed away Wednesday,
July 15, 2009 at his residence. He was born December 16, 1935
at Dale, Kentucky. He married Mary Alice Moore on March 8, 1960
in Middletown, Ohio and she survives.
Other survivors include: daughters: Mary Helen (Larry) Eckstein
and Ruth Ann Miller, all of Osgood; five brothers: Dean (Evelyn)
Miller, Chavis (Bonnie) Miller, Johnie (Donna) Miller, Grover
(Kathy) Miller and Charles (Ann) Miller, all of Osgood; four
sisters: Opal Smith of Madison, Helen (Gene) Bauman of Osgood,
Janet (Ralph) Thompson of North Vernon, Susan (Joseph) Owens
of Osgood and Reva Mullins of Osgood.
Mr. Miller was a poultry farmer in the Osgood area for Thayer
Farms for approximately 20 years. He was employed with the Ripley
County Highway Garage for approximately 15 years. He was an
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m.
at Neals Funeral Home with burial at the Millers
Cemetery in Osgood. Visitation will be Friday, at the funeral
home from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer
Society or Miller's Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled
by Neal's Funeral Home. http://www.neals-funeralhome.net/.
Gunter, 84, Batesville, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009 at
his home. He was born on October 29, 1924 in Batesville, the
son of Vernon and Edna (Richter) Gunter. He married Violet Hornberger
on June 2, 1951 at St. Jacob Church in Blue Creek and she survives.
Other survivors include sons Daniel (the late Denise) Gunter
of Osgood and Eugene "Goose" (Elene) of Batesville
and daughter, Bev (Dean) Whitaker of Batesville; brother Kendall
Gunter of Batesville and sister Lavonne Huber of Sunman; along
with 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents and five brothers: Estal, Dale,
Allen, Mervin and Bobby Gene Gunter and one sister: Velma Belter.
Mr. Gunter was a life long farmer and member of Adams Lutheran
Church. Hunting and trapping were two of his favorite activities
and his gun was often with him.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 10 a.m.
at Adams Lutheran Church in Batesville with Pastor William Powlen
officiating and burial following in the Adams Lutheran Church
Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Margaret Mary Community
Hospital Hospice, Adams Lutheran Church or the Hansen Center
c/o the Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, who is in charge
Cordis Franklin, 81, of Milan, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009
at Dearborn County Hospital. He was born on June 18, 1928 in
Amburgey, Ky., the son of Lawrence and Nora (Mullins) Franklin.
He married Grace (Terry) Franklin on December 22, 1949 and she
Other survivors include sons, Michael (Linda) Franklin of Dillsboro
and Gary (Debra) Franklin of Aurora; brother, Dexter Franklin
of Fairmount; sister, Marie Fields of London, Ky.; five grandchildren:
Emily, Cory, Michelle and Christopher Franklin and Danielle
Mr. Franklin was employed with Seagrams for about 37 years.
He attended Milan Wesleyan Church.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at
Milan Wesleyan Church in Milan with Pastor LaMar Brown officiating.
Burial will be in the New Cravens Cemetery in Milan. Visitation
is being held today, Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home in Milan. Memorials may be given to the Milan Wesleyan
Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Kellie Sutton Turnbow, 45, of Old Hickory, Tennessee,
formerly of Osgood, died Sunday, June 28, 2009 at her home.
She was born October 2, 1962 the daughter of Priscilla Ann Sutton
of Osgood and George W. Sutton of Hamilton, Ohio and they survive.
Other survivors include her husband, Roger Turnbow of Old Hickory;
three sons, Devon Anderson, Robert and Cassidy Ott all of Nashville,
Tennessee; one daughter, Kaycee and husband David Bales of Independence,
Kentucky; brother, Timothy and wife Chris Sutton of Osgood;
maternal grandmother, Elizabeth "Betty" McGlone of
Osgood and two grandchildren, Katylyn and Javer Bales.
Mrs. Turnbow was a logistics analyst at Louisiana Pacific in
Visitation will be held today, Thursday, July 2 from 5:00 to
8:00 p.m. at Neals Funeral Home, Osgood. Funeral services
will be held Friday, July 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.
Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral
Neals Funeral Home, Osgood, is handling arrangements.
James Irvin Ritchie
James Irvin "Jim" Ritchie, 72, of Madison, died Monday,
June 29, 2009 at the Waters of Clifty Falls, Madison. He was
born April 1, 1937 in Vevay the son of Edgar and Marguerite
Fredenburgh Ritchie, who precede him in death.
He married Betty Lou Mathews on January 25 1958 in Brooklyn,
New York and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Dena Potochny and husband
Mark of Madison; two sons, James Ritchie and wife Nancy of Ft.
Wayne and Mike Ritchie and wife Diane of Chicago, Illinois;
nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other
Mr. Ritchie was of the Baptist faith. He was inducted into the
United States Navy on October 16, 1956 in Louisville, Kentucky
rising to the rank of seaman during the Vietnam War. He has
served on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He worked at the Old
Ice House at Pearl Packing Company and as a purchaser at the
JayC Food Store and for Barber Grocery Company. He also worked
for the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corp and retired after 20
years of service.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, July 2 at 11:00
a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison with Brother
Doug Lee officiating. Burial will be at the Indiana Veterans
Memorial Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the
Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Memorial Fund.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison is in charge of the