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James Martin Kappes, 44, of Vevay, passed away Monday, September
21, 2009 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was
born October 8, 1964 at Batesville, the son of Martin Lawrence
and Kathleen Roberta Kappes. He married Rita Disbro on August
11, 1990 and she survives.
Other survivors include his parents; stepdaughters: Faye Johnson
of Osgood and Sue Ann Taulbee of East Enterprise; sister: Roxanna
Grimes of Cleves, OH; four grandchildren; and many nieces and
Mr. Kappes graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in Osgood.
He had attended St. Johns Catholic Church in Osgood. He
worked as a meat packer for John Morrell of Cincinnati, Ohio
for about 23 years.
Funeral services are be-ing held today, Thursday, at 10 a.m.
at St. Johns Catholic Church in Osgood with burial in
the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. Ar-rangements
are being han-dled by Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. www.nealsfuneralhome.net.
George L. Hughes
George L. Hughes, 59, of Anderson, passed away Saturday, September
19, 2009. A memorial service will be held at Bear Creek Baptist
Church in Friend-ship on Saturday, Septem-ber 26 at 4 p.m.
Michael Wayne Bottorff
Michael Wayne Bottorff, 44, of Holton, passed away Tuesday,
September 22, 2009. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept.
25 at 11 a.m. at Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus. Visitation will
be from 10-11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Graveside
services at 1:30 p.m. at the Holton Cemetery. Myers-Reed Chapel
in Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
Juanita Belew, 83, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, September
23, 2009 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Services are pending at
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Donna Jean Webster, 65, of Versailles, passed away Saturday,
September 12, 2009 at her residence. She was born January 8,
1944 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Herschel and Gladys
Survivors include companion Larry Webster of Moores Hill; daughters:
Melinda Sue Rowlett of Morris, LaDonna Lynn Wall of Versailles,
and Denise Gail (Todd) Wohlbier of Chippeawa Falls, Wisconsin;
seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Ms. Webster retired from Ohio Rod after 31 years. She was a
member of Cedar Creek Community Church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26 at 3 p.m.
at Cedar Creek Community Church with Rev. Garland Rudd officiating.
Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorials
may be given to the Cedar Creek Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home in Milan is handling arrangements.
Harlan M. Day, 88, of Versailles passed away Monday, September
7, 2009 at his home. He was born at Barwick in Breathitt County,
Kentucky on September 6, 1921 the son of Kelly and Erasta Stidham
Day. He was married to Effie Jones on September 24, 1949 and
she preceded him in death on May 6, 2001. He was married to
Tisha Garland on October 16, 2005 and she survives.
Other survivors include two daughters Norma Lee Hughes of Oklahoma
and Becky (Jerry) Hunteman of North Vernon; four sons Norman
(Brenda) Day of Napoleon, Dexter (Claudette) Day, Clayton Day,
and Clinton Day all of Versailles; two stepdaughters Jamie (Steven)
Duke of Versailles and Erin (Mike) Bradley of Holton; two stepsons
Bryan Garland of Cincinnati and Thomas Scott Garland of North
Carolina; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren,
and two step great-grandchildren; three brothers Joe (Peggy)
Day, Dale (LaVerne) Day, and Tom (Lorine) Day all of Versailles;
four sisters Pruda Setser, Mary Ellen Thieman, and Pauline Hart
all of Versailles, and Lillie Mae Hisle of Greenfield. He was
preceded in death by his parents and his sons Wendell Day and
Mr. Day graduated high school in Hazard and had attended the
Buckhorn, Kentucky College. He was an Army veteran of WWII and
was a 33 year employee of the Jefferson Proving Ground. He was
also a founder and charter member of the Bethany Baptist Church
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
Mike Cammack of the Bethany Baptist Church and Dale Day of the
Versailles Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the
Shelby Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles
Memorials may be given to the Gideons, Rescue 69, or the Bethany
Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Margaret Reese, 87, of Indianapolis passed away Sunday, September
6, 2009 at the Rosegate Village in Indianapolis. She was born
at Vernon on July 12, 1922 the daughter of John and Nancy Bowerly.
She was married to Herschel Reese on December 11, 1941 and he
preceded her in death on February 21, 2002.
Survivors include two daughters Marcia Alford and Cindy (Richard)
Day both of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren;
one sister Edna Boyd of Indianapolis. She was also preceded
in death by her parents and her son Robert Reese.
Mrs. Reese was a 1940 graduate of Vernon High School. She was
retired from University Heights Hospital in Indianapolis where
she worked as a ward secretary.
Visitation was held Wednesday, September 9 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles Graveside services followed at the
Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hospice in care of
the funeral home.
Herman (Duke) Werner, Jr.
Herman (Duke) Werner, Jr., 79, of Versailles passed away Monday,
September 7, 2009 at his home. He was born at Cross Plains on
January 5, 1930 the son of Herman Sr. and Leola Smith Werner.
He was married to Catherine Ward on November 26, 1953 and she
Other survivors include one daughter Kay (Kevin) Byrne of Sellersburg;
three sons Jeff (Melissa) Werner of North Manchester, Chris
(Shelley) Werner of Cincinnati, and David (Gwen) Werner of Gainesville,
Florida; four grandchildren; one brother Estol Werner of Millhousen;
one sister Esther (Raymond) Geisler of Correct. He was preceded
in death by his parents and his brother Norman.
Mr. Werner was a 1948 graduate of Versailles High School. He
was an Army veteran of Korea where he was wounded in action
and received the Purple Heart. He was also the recipient of
the Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations
Medal, and three Bronze Stars. He was a member of St. Pauls
Lutheran Church at Olean, the Versailles American Legion, and
was a former member of the Versailles Town Board. Mr. Werner
was a 32 year employee of Monsanto, retiring in 1989.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 12 at 10:30
a.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor
James Culver officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery
at Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles
American Legion. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at
the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials
may be given to St. Pauls building fund, Cliff Hill Cemetery,
or the Kings Daughters Hospice in care of the funeral
Ruth Ellen Walker Noell
Ruth Ellen Walker Noell, 84, a former resident of Milan, passed
away July 24, 2009. A memorial service will be held Tuesday,
September 15 at 2009 at 11 a.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home
in Milan. Rev. Stormey Scherer-Berry will officiate. Burial
will follow in the Craven Cemetery in Milan. Visitation will
also be held Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials
may be given to the Craven Cemetery. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home in Milan is in charge of arrangements.
Paula Rose Taylor
Paula Rose Taylor, 56, of Moores Hill, passed away Tuesday,
September 8, 2009 at Dearborn County Hospital. She was born
October 19, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Arden
Watson and Pauline Wheeler Watson.
Survivors include one son, Robert (Pamela) Hopping of Bennington;
five daughters, Jennifer (Johnny) Decker of Middletown, OH,
Jeannine (Keiron) Ashurst of Fairfield, OH, Gwendollyn Hopping
of Cincinnati, OH, Christine (Todd) Bowlin of Hamilton, OH,
and Sherry (Donald) Hollins of Moores Hill; four brothers, Jerry,
Gerald, Johnny, and Paul Wayne Watson; four sisters, Pamela
Cummins, Glenna Cantwell, Peggy McIntosh, and Jacqueline Seaver;
21 grandchildren; five great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by two grandchildren and one brother.
Ms. Taylor was employed as a bartender at Frankos Cafe in Cincinnati
for several years. She attended Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at Hope
Baptist Church, west of Dillsboro, with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.
Burial will be in the South Sparta Cemetery. Visitation will
be two hours prior to the funeral services. Memorials may be
given to the family. Arrangements are being handled by Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Alvin John Simon
Alvin John Simon, 83, of Sharonville, Ohio, passed away Saturday,
September 5, 2009. He was born June 5, 1926, in Ripley County,
the son of Harry and Loretta Jacobs Simon. He married Millie
Simon and she preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons: Brian Simon of Seattle, Washington
and John Simon of Covington, Kentucky; daughter: Julie Simon
Romine of St. Albans, West Virginia; sisters: Rosemary Mistler
of Osgood and Harriet Kunz of Greensburg; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister, Pat Simon.
Mr. Simon was retired from General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was a WWII Marine Veteran and a member of Sharonville, Ohio,
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 15, at 1
p.m. at Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. Memorials may be
given to the donors choice. Neals Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.net
Mabel C. Evans
Mabel C. Evans, 95, of Versailles passed away Friday, September
4, 2009 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was
born at Quercus Grove in Switzerland County on August 10, 1914
the daughter of Albert and Ida Long Keith. She was married to
Ralph "Whit" Evans on January 8, 1938 and he preceded
her in death on October 19, 1978.
Survivors include two sons Pastor Ronald (Norma Jean) Evans
of Seymour and James (Arlene) Evans of Versailles; seven grandchildren,
26 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers
Wilford, Fenton, Raymond, and Melvin Keith, and her sisters
Pearl Robinson, Gertrude Paxton, Hilda Wheeler, Ruth McComb,
and Esther Kelly.
Mrs. Evans was a 1932 graduate of Patriot High School where
she played on the girls basketball team. She worked with her
husband at the Evans and Evans Filling Station and Restaurant
in Versailles and had also worked as a cook at South Ripley
She was a 69 year member of the Versailles Baptist Church where
she founded and worked with the childrens choir for several
years. She also enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, and
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 8 at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mark Walker and Rev. Mike
Sawalich officiating. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery
at Olean. Memorials may be given to the Gideons or to the cemetery
in care of the funeral home.
Carl Edward Norman
Carl Edward Norman, 76, of Sunman, passed away Saturday, September
5, 2009. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 9,
at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial was in Batesville
United Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family.
Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Larry L. Nighbert, 61, of Napoleon passed away Tuesday, September
1, 2009 at the Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born at Anderson
on September 20, 1947 the son of Robert and Marian Jeffries
Nighbert. He was married to Judy Poulson on June 3, 1967 and
she preceded him in death on October 18, 1999. He was married
to Phyllis Downey Swinney on June 5, 2004 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son Larry C. Nighbert and his companion
Patricia Blum of Osgood; one daughter Peggy (Jim) Johannigman
of Osgood; four grandchildren; three stepdaughters Julie (Jeff)
Royce and Michelle (Vince) Green both of North Vernon and Sara
(Zeb) Hildebrand of Holton; six step-grandchildren; one brother
Roger Nighbert of North Vernon; four sisters, Sheila (Junior)
Ochoa of Frankton, Vicky (Tony) Cantrell and Joyce (Mike) Goodman
both of Alexandria, and Diana (Tom) Gibson of Anderson. He was
preceded in death by his parents and his brother Norman.
Mr. Nighbert was a 1965 graduate of Frankton High School. He
was a 32 year employee at Muscatatuck retiring in 2003. He enjoyed
farming and collected John Deere tractors.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 4 at 10:30 a.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
David Shivers of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial
will be in St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery at Napoleon. Visitation
is being held today, Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be
given to the cemetery or the Hopewell building fund in care
of the funeral home.
S. "Bill" Marvin
William S. Bill Marvin, who led the growth of Marvin
Windows and Doors from a regional lumber company to a world-renowned
manufacturer, died August 31, 2009, at his home in Warroad,
MN surrounded by his family. He was 92 years old.
Bill was born on August 25, 1917, in Warroad, Minn., the eldest
son of George and Almina (Gibson) Marvin. He graduated from
Warroad High School and the University of Minnesota.
Bill was united in marriage to Margaret Wallin on March 22,
1941. He is survived by his children Frank (Margaret) Marvin,
Warroad; Margaret Peggy (Sam) Johnson, Warroad;
John Jake Marvin, Warroad; George (Mary) Marvin,
Warroad; Susan (Keith) Marvin, Warroad; and Robert (Loralee)
Marvin, Warroad; grandchildren, Virginia, Daniel, Paul, William,
Catherine, Sarah, Jeffrey, Paula, John, Brooke, Mark, James,
Desiree, Christine, Victoria, Stephanie, Angela; 25 great grandchildren;
and sister Mary Mimi, Minneapolis.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Bill worked
briefly for General Mills before returning to Warroad in 1939
at the request of his father, George. He joined the Marvin Lumber
and Cedar Company as its eighth employee. Not long after Bills
return, the company began building custom wood window and door
frames to keep the company busy during the winter season.
Bill later pushed to expand the offering to complete windows
and doors and led what is now known as Marvin Windows and Doors
to become the worlds largest premier made to order window
and door manufacturer. Bill assumed the companys presidency
and chairmanship in 1960. Under his leadership, the company
grew every year except 1961, when the Warroad factory burned
to the ground. Bill most recently served as Honorary Chairman
of Marvin Windows and Doors.
Bill was widely recognized for his multitude of business and
civic contributions. He was inducted to the Minnesota Business
Hall of Fame, Twin Cities Business magazines 2007 Minnesota
Business Hall of Fame, received the Distinguished Minnesotan
Award from Bemidji State University and was named to Builder
magazines 100 most influential building industry leaders
of the twentieth century, 1988 Moorhead State L.B. Hartz Professional
Achievement Award, 1990 Bemidji State University Distinguished
MN Award, 1992 University of MN Outstanding Achievement Award,
and 1995 Warroad High School Alumni Outstanding Achievement
Bill was a past President and a member of the Window and Door
Manufacturing Association for 45 years, and also served on the
Board of Directors. He was involved in the Northwestern Minnesota
Manufacturing Association and served as the Director of the
National Woodwork Manufacturers Association from 1979-1981,
as well as being a member for a number of years. He was on the
Board of Directors of the American National Bank and Trust in
St. Paul, Minn. He was a lifelong member of St. Peters
Episcopal Church in Warroad.
Along with his involvement in these industry organizations,
Bill also devoted much of his time to community organizations.
He served as the Warroad Commercial Club President during the
1940s. He was also a member of the Warroad Hospital Board for
more than 30 years, and served a number of years as Chairman.
Bill volunteered his time and services to the Warroad Fire Department
and served as Chief for a number of years. He contributed to
numerous projects in the Warroad School District most notably
construction of the pool at the Warroad High School. Bill and
his wife, Margaret, will also be remembered in the community
of Warroad for their recent endowment of a $15 million scholarship
fund to benefit graduates of Warroad High School seeking higher
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; brothers,
Frank, Calvin Cal, Jack, and Randolph Tut;
two infant children and one granddaughter, Allison.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009
at 11:00 a.m. at the Warroad High School Gymnasium with Reverend
Merna Major officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday
at the William S. Marvin Visitor Center in Warroad, and one
hour prior to the funeral at the school. Interment will be at
Riverside Cemetery in Warroad.
In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the Warroad Swim
Program Fund in care of the Northwest MN Foundation, the William
S. and Margaret W. Marvin Fund benefiting the Warroad High School
Scholarship in care of the MN Community Foundation, or the Warroad
Senior Living Center Fund in care of the Northwest MN Foundation.
Arrangements are being made by Helgeson Funeral Chapel of Warroad.
An online guestbook may be accessed online at www.helgesonfuneralhome.com.
Tracey Ann DeWitt Bogan
Tracey Ann DeWitt Bogan, 32, of Versailles passed away Monday,
August 31, 2009 in Louisville. She was born in Lawrenceburg
on September 1, 1976 the daughter of Gary and Carolyn Ann McMurray
Survivors include her parents of Versailles; her daughters Meranda
Rene Bogan, Bethany Ann Bogan, and Lillie Rain DeWitt; two brothers,
Gary DeWitt II of Versailles and Robert DeWitt of Osgood; and
nieces and nephews.
Ms. Bogan had attended South Ripley High School and was a homemaker.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 4 at 3 p.m.
at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev.
Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery
at Versailles. Visitation will also be Friday from 1 p.m. until
time of services. Memorials will be accepted for Traceys
daughters in care of the funeral home.
Elsie M. Engel
Elsie M. Engel, 95, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Sunday, August
30, 2009 at her home. She was born April 13, 1914 in Ripley
County, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Bultman) Rimstidt.
She married Virgil Engel on December 23, 1936 in Ottawa and
he preceded her in death on October 20, 1990.
Survivors include one brother, Warren Rimstidt of Ottawa; one
sister, Bertha Miller of Versailles; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, two brothers,
and a nephew.
Mrs. Engel worked at St. Joseph Health Resort for over 25 years.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 1 p.m. at
Ottawa Funeral with Rev. Peter Brick officiating. Burial will
be in DeBolt Cemetery in Wedron, IL. Visitation is from 10 a.m.
until time of services at the funeral home. Ottawa Funeral Home
in Illinois is in charge of arrangements.