Thelma Chase Cole, 87, of Milan, passed away Monday, December
21, 2009 at her home. She was born Wednesday, October 25,
1922 in East Enterprise, the daughter of the late Art and
Ada (Byram) Chase.
Survivors include two daughters, Tina (John) Alt-hoff of Surprise,
AZ and Kathy Henry of Dillsboro; sister, Helen Scudder of
Orlando, FL; two grand-children, Jamie (Daniel) Craig of Milan
and John Althoff II of Austin, TX; three great grandchildren,
Dylan, Hakan and Alijah Craig; and three nieces. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Carroll Cole; brother, Ernie Chase;
sister, Jerie Angelbeck; and son-in-law, Donald Henry.
Mrs. Cole was a graduate of Vevay High School.
Contributions may be given to the Milan Rescue Unit or Milan
Fire Depart-ment. At her request there are no services. Fitch-Denney
Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg is in charge of arrangements.
George Robert Burton, 67, of Moores Hill, passed away Tuesday,
December 22, 2009. Funeral services were held Saturday, December
26 at First South-ern Baptist in Sunman with burial in the
Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill. Memorials may be given
to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill was
in charge of arrangements.
December 22, 2009
Rose Hall Carmer
Rose Hall Carmer, 73, of Dupont, passed away Sunday, December
20, 2009. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 23,
at 10:30 a.m. at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home
with visitation from 3-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, also at
the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
Burial will be at the Vernon Cemetery. Memorials may be given
to the Graham Baptist Church or Mercy Rescue & Adoption,
Inc. in care of the funeral home. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel
Funeral Home in North Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Robert A. Siefert, 69, of Batesville, passed away Thursday,
December 17, 2009. Funeral services were held Monday, December
21 at St. Louis Church in Batesville with burial in the church
cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Oldenburg Academy.
Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Bruce Sutton, Jr.
Roy Bruce Sutton, Jr., 33, of Hanover, passed
away Friday, December 11, 2009 near Madison. He was born October
3, 1976 in Madison, the son of Roy Bruce Sutton Sr. and Deborah
Castle Brock. He married Melissa A. Pyles on January 25, 2003
in New Albany and she survives.
Other survivors include his biological mother, Deborah Castle
Brock of Greensburg; his mother who helped raise him Donna
Todd Sutton of Hanover; three sisters, Shawna Sutton (Patrick)
Kennedy of Greensburg, Pamela Elliott (Scott) Bair of Texas,
and Angela Elliott (Daniel) Gibson of Ohio; brother, Richard
Elliott of Hanover; maternal grandparents, Rita and Herman
Castle of Cross Plains; father-in-law, Gayle Pyles of Kentucky;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Debbie Pyles (Patrick)
Finnegan of Madison, Rebekah Pyles Gosman of Madison, Robert
(Casey) Pyles of New Middletown; and numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Bruce Sutton,
Sr., on June 14, 2001, his paternal grandparents, Charles
Wesley Sutton and Delbert and Pauline Sutton Truesdell, and
his mother-in-law, Mary Bentley Pyles.
Mr. Sutton was raised in New Marion and was a 1996 graduate
of South Ripley High School. He attended Northern Kentucky
University and Ivy Tech State College. He was a former employee
of Rotary Lift in Madison for 11 years. He served the past
year as a Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson County. He was a member
of the Fraternal Order of Police "Stacks of Power Lodge
No. 128"; the Chelsea Bass Masters and was raised
in the New Marion Baptist Church where he was baptized. He
graduated in July 2009 from the 09-179 Class at the Indiana
Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 17, at 11
a.m. at Madison Consolidated High School Gymnasium with full
honors conducted by the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial
Team and the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department. Chaplain
J.D. Traylor of the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department
will officiate. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery
in New Marion. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3-8 p.m.
and Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the school.
Memorials may be given to the Chelsea Bass Masters Kids
Fishing Tournament or the DARE Program or the Lide White Boys
and Girls Club. Contribution cards are available at Morgan
& Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, the funeral home in charge
Dixie Eunice Isaacs
Dixie Eunice Isaacs, 63, of Batesville, passed away Thursday,
December 10, 2009. Visitation is being held today, Tuesday,
from 4-7 p.m. followed by services at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Pete Watkins officiating.
Memorials may be given the family in care of the Meyers Funeral
Home in Batesville. Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville is in
charge of arrangements.
Ruby Strimple, 90, of Versailles passed away Thursday, December
10, 2009 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.
She was born on September 26, 1919 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky
the daughter of Willie and Sara McQueen Hammond. She was married
to Earl Strimple on January 9, 1937 and he preceded her in
death on June 13, 2009.
Survivors include two daughters Sue (Terry) Boiman of Lakeside
Park, Kentucky and Connie (Gary) Banks of Inverness, Florida;
three grandchildren Emily (Chris) Jahr of Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, Zachary Banks of Inverness, Florida, and Ben Boiman
of Lakeside Park, Kentucky, and six brothers and sisters.
Mrs. Strimple along with her husband owned and operated the
421 Motel in Versailles. She was a member of the Tyson United
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, December 15
at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles
with Rev. James Byerly officiating. Burial will be in the
Greendale Cemetery at Osgood. Visitation will also be today
from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given
to the Tyson United Methodist Church in care of the funeral
Robena "Granny" Cole Ferris
Robena "Granny" Cole Ferris, 95, of Canaan, passed
away Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Kings Daughters
Hospital in Madison. She was born May 20, 1914 in Switzerland
County, near Pleasant, the daughter of Joseph H. Cole and
Falba Bales. She married Harold A. Ferris on August 14, 1935
and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1966.
Survivors include three daughters, Wanda L. (Tony) Shook of
Versailles, Connie L. (Donald) Bentley of Madison, and Penny
Jo Barnes Brim of Canaan; one son, Gale H. (Eleanor) Ferris
Sr. of Canaan; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
parents, husband, long time companion Victor Vanosdol in January
1999, one sister Aldean Konkle, three granddaughters: Tina
Lee Bentley, Carmen Lee Barnes and Lisa Lynn Ferris, and one
Robena was a homemaker and worked on the family farm with
her late husband for several years. She was a member of the
Jefferson Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of the Jefferson
Co. Farm Bureau, past member of the Canaan Restoration Council,
Honorary Mayor of the Canaan Fall Festival in 2003. She formerly
worked at the Benny Adams General Store in Cross Plains, the
Ferris Store and Cooks Produce Store in Madison.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 13 at the Vail-Holt
Funeral Home, Hilltop Chapel, and burial was in the Canaan
Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Jefferson Presbyterian
Church, or the Jefferson Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Contribution
cards are available at the funeral home. Vail-Holt Funeral
Home was in charge of arrangements.
William E. Huffman
William E. Huffman, 85, of Milan, passed away Friday, December
11, 2009 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. He was born
January 23, 1924, at Dillsboro, the son of Harold H. and Clara
(Marietta) Huffman. He married Helen Rose (Frey) Huffman on
November 1, 1947 and she survives.
Other survivors include sons, David (Connie) Huffman of Sunman,
Jeff (Shawn) Huffman of Lanesville, Matthew (Odyne) Huffman
of Milan; daughters, Susan (Charles) Dudgeon of Milan and
Jeanne Greive of Milan; sister, Betty Dobson of Milan; ten
grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Mr. Huffman retired from Seagrams Distillery with 43
years of service. He was a navy veteran having served in WWII.
He was a life member of the Milan VFW and a member of the
Milan American Legion Post, and the Dearborn Adult Center.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m.
at St. Charles Catholic Church at Milan with Father Frank
Eckstein officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is being held today, Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home in Milan. A prayer services will be held at 4:30,
Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the
St. Judes Childrens Hospital or the Milan Fire Department.
Patricia Elaine Warren
Patricia Elaine Warren, 59, of Dillsboro, passed away Sunday,
December 13, 2009. Memorial services will be held Saturday,
December 19, from 1-3 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Milan
with Pastor Jerry Miller officiating. Memorials may be given
to the family. Arrangements are being handled by Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
James D. McCain, 37, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday,
December 2, 2009 at his home. He was born in Hamilton, OH
on July 25, 1972, the son of Thomas and Linda Kain McCain.
Survivors include his parents Thomas and Linda McCain of Versailles;
three brothers, Thomas (Angel) McCain of Gatlinburg, TN, Michael
McCain and William (Carol) McCain both of Versailles; three
sisters Kathleen Stouffer and Deborah (Ray) Isaacs both of
Batesville and Jennifer (Tracy) Boggs of Brookville; 18 nieces
and nephews; special friends and nurses Laurie Hyde of Versailles
and Deborah Poer of North Vernon. Also surviving are aunts
and uncles Kathleen Ward of Fairfield, OH, Sue and David Day
of Lakeside, FL, Teresa and Michael Housh and John and Debbie
McCain all of Middletown, OH.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel, maternal
grandparents Richard and Imogene Waddell Kain and paternal
grandparents Thomas and Hazel Post McCain.
Mr. McCain was a 1991 graduate of Fairfield Ohio High School
and was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Osgood.
A mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, December 5 at
10 a.m. at St. Johns with Father Shawn Whittington officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or St. Johns
Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles was in charge
of the arrangements.
William M. Linville
William M. Linville, 87, of Batesville, died Saturday, December
5, 2009 at his home. He was born February 26, 1922 in Batesville
the son of Christine (nee: Tekulve) and Earl Linville. He
married Qutia Griffin Kellerman on May 15, 1954 at St. Louis
Church in Batesville.
He was a member of St. Louis and the Knights of Columbus #1461.
He served in the Air Force during WWII before coming home
to work in customer service with the Romweber Furniture Company
for 40 years before retiring.
He is survived by his wife Qutia; daughters Donna Speckman
and Brenda Henretty, both of Batesville; sons William and
Robert, both of Batesville, Kenneth of Osgood; nine grandchildren
and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his parents and a sister, Charlotte Stahley.
Visitation services will be held Wednesday, December 9 from
9-10:30 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral
services will follow at 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Church with
Rev. Stephen Akange officiating. Burial will be in the church
cemetery with military rites to be conducted by the Batesville
VFW Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271.
The family requests memorials be made to the Hospice of Margaret
Mary or St. Louis School Tuition Angels.
Evelyn Mockbee, 86, of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Dillsboro,
passed away, Thursday, December 3, 2009 in Sun City. She was
born October 8, 1923 the daughter of Raymond Oral Oneal and
Mable Kraus Oneal. She married William Mockbee in 1957 and
he preceded her in death in 1994.
She was a long time member of the Hope Baptist Church and
formerly owned a truck stop in Aurora.
Survivors include her children Clarence (Sylvia) Timberlake,
William (Debbie) Carver, Steve (Lek) Carver, Randy Cornett
and Robbie Mockbee; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren,
all of Arizona.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 9 from 6-9 p.m.
at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. At 8:30 p.m.
there will be a brief funeral service. Internment will be
Thursday, December 10 at 11 a.m. at the Wilmington Cemetery
Memorials may be given in her memory to the Hope Baptist Church.
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro is in charge of the
Myrtle (nee: Lauber) Hixson, 90, wife of the late Albert L.
Hixson, sister of Estella Fletcher and the late Harvey Lauber,
Raymond Lauber, Elizabeth "Betty" Segrest, Irene
Allen, Anna Marie Couch and Elmer Lauber died Saturday, December
5, 2009. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 10 from 4-7 p.m.
at the Bolton and Lunsford Funeral Home, 3042 Harrison Avenue,
Westwood and on Friday, December 11 from 9-10 a.m. at the
Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m.
at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the Myrtle L. Hixson Endowed
Scholarship Fund for Oral Roberts University, 7777 South Lewis
Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74171or Joy Community Church.
Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home, Cincinnati is in charge
of the arrangements.
Carolyn Frances Harms
Carolyn Frances Harms, 92, of Montgomery, died Friday, December
4, 2009 at Central Health Care Center in Le Center.
Visitation will be held at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery
on Wednesday, December 9 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services
will be held on Friday, December 11 at Stratton Karsteter
Funeral Home, Versailles at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one
hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will
be at Benham Cemetery.
She was born in Friendship on November 18, 1917 to Wilkie
S. & Edna (Elrod) Lemon. She graduated from Cross Plains
High School and Purdue University in 1940 with a teaching
degree. She married Van Deursen Harms on December 26, 1941
at Tyson Temple. They lived in Paducah, Kentucky for about
four years. They moved to Chicago after the war and lived
there many years before moving to Montgomery, Minnesota.
She is survived by her four children, Johanna Radzwill of
Minneapolis, Jan C. & Karen Harms of Plover, WI, Douglas
J. & Jane A. Harms of New Prague, MN, and Barbara J. &
Dan Taylor of Christiansburg, VA; brother, James W. &
Pat Lemon of Batesville,; brother-in-law, Abel Hooton of Versailles,;
ten grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces
Mrs. Harms is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and
sisters, Mary Chandler & Elizabeth Hooton.
Yvonne Sharlene Smith, 45, of Holton passed away Friday, November
27, 2009 at her home. She was born at Madison on January 4,
1964 the daughter of Eli and Sharla Jane Beach Hensley.
Survivors include her companion Tom Furlow of Holton; her
mother Sharla Jane Hensley of Holton; two daughters Brittany
Hull of Nebraska and Shawntaine Smith of Vevay; one son Shawn
Smith of Holton; three brothers Ray Hensley of Holton, Jay
Hensley of Indianapolis, and Dave Beach of Holton; one sister
Regina Benham of Crothersville. She was preceded in death
by her son Joshua Smith.
Ms. Smith was a homemaker.
Graveside services are being held today, Tuesday, December
1 at 1 p.m. at the Holton Cemetery with Pastor Dale Boyd of
the Butlerville Mennonite Church officiating. Memorials may
be given to the donors choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles.
Donald Lee Roberts
Donald Lee Roberts, 71, of Napoleon, passed away Saturday,
November 28, 2009 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood.
He was born July 24, 1938 in Batesville, the son of Malcomb
Charles and Katherine Marie Doyle Roberts. He married Wanda
Young Roberts on October 13, 1956 and she survives.
Other survivors include son, Michael Roberts of Rexville;
daughters, Cheryl Foster of Batesville and Kimberly McKinley
of Bradenton, Florida; sister, Sandy Smith of Phoenix, Arizona;
four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents, one grandson Samuel Foster and one
sister, Sharon Hutto.
Mr. Roberts worked in construction for HH Robertson in Connersville
from 1960-1969. He had worked as an auto mechanic for Napoleon
Lumber Company and Wilson Farms of Napoleon and also independently
worked in construction and auto mechanics in the Napoleon
area. Don was a 25-year member of the Napoleon Fire Department
and a past member of the Ripley County Task Unit.
A memorial service will be held at the Napoleon Fire Department
on Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. Arrangements are being handled
by Neals Funeral Home in Osgood. www.nealsfuneralhome.net.
Evelyn Marie Laessig
Evelyn Marie Laessig, 90, of Osgood, passed away Sunday, November
29, 2009. There will be no services. Arrangements handled
by Neals Funeral Home in Osgood.
Raleigh Mathis, 82, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, November
26, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 19, 1927, in Clay
County, KY, the son of Elby and Elsi (Webb) Mathis. He married
Ruth (Lovins) Mathis and she preceded him in death.
Survivors include sons, Wayne Mathis (Sara Smith) of Versailles
and Troy (Karol) Mathis of Milan; daughters, Laddie (Danny)
Hon of Holton, Geneva (Paul) Carr of Versailles and Barbara
Disbro of Benham; brothers, Jay, Huey and Buster Mathis of
Kentucky and Pearl and Abe Mathis of Michigan; sisters, Susie
Allen and Hazel Westerfield, both of Kentucky and Sally Casey
of Dillsboro; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son Ernest Mathis, three brothers
and one sister.
Mr. Mathis was a retired employee of the Indiana State Highway
and was a logger and farmer. He had attended the Route 46
Funeral services were held Monday, November 30 at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home in Milan with Rev. Vernon Wheeler officiating.
Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery near Holton. Memorials
may be given to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in
Milan was in charge of arrangements.
Jeffrey Dale Jordan
Jeffrey Dale Jordan, 50, of Batesville, passed away Thursday,
November 26, 2009. Funeral services are being held today,
Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville with
Pastor Jeff Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the
Batesville United Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be given
to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.
Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
Gay Hartman Hertz
Gay Hartman Hertz, of Madison, passed away Monday, November
23, 2009. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28
at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison
with burial in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Memorials
may be given to the Lide White Boys & Girls Club, Girls
Inc or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Morgan & Nay
Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of arrangements.
Charles J. Hoff
Charles J. Hoff, 92, of Napoleon, formerly of Cincinnati,
passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. He
was married for 70 years to Kathryn (Scherra) Hoff and she
Other survivors include children, Linda, Carol, Barbara, David
and Kathleen; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 30 in Cincinnati,
Ohio. Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home in Cincinnati was in charge
Lawrence (Larry) Rogers, Sr., 76, of Milan, passed away Monday,
November 23, 2009. Graveside services will be held at a later
date at the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorials
may be given to the American Legion Post 235. Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.