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99, of Richmond, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009. She
was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 12, 1910, the daughter
of Sarah Weeks-Chance.
Survivors include four children, Grace (Carter) Everage of Delaware,
Robert (Joyce) Waters of Richmond, Bill Waters of Alabama, and
Roger Waters of Liberty; 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren;
and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents,
husband- Orville Waters, daughter- Ruth, two grandchildren-
Danny and Debbie.
Mrs. Waters-Polver was a homemaker.
Graveside services will be held today, Thursday, at 2 p.m. at
Lutherania Cemetery. Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home is handling
the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to email@example.com
or by visiting www.stegallberheideorr.com.
F. (Bud) Tompkins
Charles F. (Bud) Tompkins, 76, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday,
December 22, 2009 at the Kings Daughters Hospital
in Madison. He was born in Cincinnati on January 11, 1933 the
son of Charles and Helen Nees Tompkins. He was married to Katherine
Kohlmeyer on February 5, 1955 and she survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Peggy (Patrick) Owens
of Villa Hills, Kentucky, Beth (Mark) Hard of Kansas, Oklahoma,
Kathleen (Steven) French of Osgood and Amy Hedges of Versailles,
12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth
Wagner of West Harrison and Jennie Martin of Harrison, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carolyn Hyser
and great grandson Keith Weise.
Mr. Tompkins was a 1951 graduate of Western Hills High School
in Cincinnati. He worked for 28 years as a firefighter with
the Cincinnati Fire Department and was also a carpenter. He
was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ and the WCEF.
He volunteered his carpentry skills in building churches and
ramps for those in need.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 28 at 2 p.m.
at the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale Day officiating.
Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison.
Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of services
at the church.
Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in
care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.
Odella D. Booster
Odella D. Booster, 86, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, December
22, 2009 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Lookout
on August 29, 1923, the daughter of Otto and Bertha Jager Fruchtnicht
She was married to James Booster on January 18, 1944 and he
Other survivors include one son, Kenneth (Janet) Booster of
Plainfield, Illinois; two daughters, Janice (Nick) Minkler of
Lynchburg, Virginia and Sally Davison of Versailles; seven grandchildren
and four great grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel (Paul) Hunteman
of Uniondale. She was preceded in death by her parents and her
grandson, Eric Davidson.
Mrs. Booster was a 1940 graduate of Napoleon High School and
was a lifelong member of the St. Johns Lutheran Church
Napoleon. She was a homemaker and a member of the Correct Homemakers.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 28 at 12 p.m.
at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Gary
Groth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation
will be Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Memorials may be given to the church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles.
Mary Elizabeth Flint
Mary Elizabeth Flint, 73, of Osgood, passed away Monday, December
21, 2009 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.
She was born April 6, 1936, the daughter of Lovell Everett and
Diana Eudora Black Bratten. Both are deceased. She married Omer
R. Flint in October of 1986 and he survives.
Other survivors include sons, Danny Shook of KY, Steve Shook
of IN, and Chris Shook of VA; daughters, Jackie Amos of Holton,
Sandra Norman of Lawrenceburg and Cinda Richardson of Farmers
Retreat; brother, Edward Bratten of Springhill, FL; sisters,
Pat Farley of FL, Billie Johnson of VA, Margaret Adams of Osgood,
Kaye Franklin of West Port, and Diana Compton of Bloomington;
16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and one great great
Mrs. Flint worked as an LPN at the Silver Bell Nursing Home
in Versailles. She was a member of the Osgood AM Legion Womens
Funeral services will be held at Neals Funeral Home on
Saturday, December 26 with visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and funeral services at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Greendale
Cemetery near Osgood. Memorials may be given to the Osgood American
Legion. Neals Funeral Home in Osgood is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Chase Cole
Thelma Chase Cole, 87, of Milan, passed away Monday, December
21, 2009. At her request there will be no services. Fitch-Denney
Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg is in charge of arrangements.
Charles L. Little, 81, of Madison, died Wednesday, December
16, 2009 at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus, Hanover. He
was born April 24, 1928 in Jefferson County the son of Harley
and Nellie Christman Little.
Survivors include his wife Delta M. Geisler Little of Madison;
two daughters, Linda Liter and husband Bill of Madison, Mary
Ellen Wehner and husband Jason of Madison; one sister, Mary
Alice Frazier of Madison; two sisters-in-law, Alta Asche of
Osgood, Freda Ellis of Madison; four grandchildren; four great
grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harley and Nellie Christman
Mr. Little attended the West Fork Baptist Church. He worked
for the Indiana State Highway Department, for Zimmermans
Farm Equipment and for Contel Telephone Company. He was a member
of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, a fifty year member of the
Canaan Masonic Lodge No. 581 F&AM and the Ancient Accepted
Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 21 from 4-8 p.m. and
Tuesday December 22 from 9 a.m. until the time of service at
the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday, December 22 at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home with Pastor Troy Hedges officiating. Burial will be in
the Hebron Cemetery near Madison.
Memorials may be given to the Wirt Baptist Church or Hebron
Cemetery Association through the funeral home.
Kaitlyn Renee Collins
Kaitlyn Renee Collins, 6, of Batesville, died Wednesday, December
16, 2009 at her home. Visitation will be held Friday, December
18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with
a rosary service being held at 7 p.m. Funeral services are Saturday,
December 19 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in Oldenburg
with Rev. David Kobak officiating. Burial will follow at St.
Louis Cemetery in Batesville. Memorials may be made to the family.
Barbara D. Land
Barbara D. Land, 70, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, December
15, 2009 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was
born March 2, 1939 in Switzerland County, the daughter of Carl
Henry Smith and Edith Opal (Warner) Clarkson. She married Larry
Land on May 21, 1994 and he survives.
Other survivors include one son, Dean Alan Smith of Greensburg;
one stepson, Brian Land of Somerset, Kentucky; one daughter,
Patty Ann Yeager of North Vernon; one stepdaughter, Sheila M.
Land of Lawrenceburg; one sister, Darlene Heeke of Aurora; 11
grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Donald Ray
Watts; two stepbrothers, Richard Clarkson and David Clarkson
and one sister, Emily Davis.
Mrs. Land retired in August of 2001 from Elco Textron after
20 years of service. She later worked for Walmart. She was a
member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Eagles Auxiliary,
the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 18 from 4-8:00 p.m.
at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg and
from 12-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 at the Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church in Greensburg. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, December 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the church with Rev. Dennis
Wenholz officiating. Burial will follow in the Sandcreek Cemetery
Memorials may be made to the Yellow Rose Patient Care Unit,
c/o Methodist Health Foundation through the funeral home.
Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg is in charge
of the arrangements.
James J. Gabbard, 75, of Port Orange, Florida passed away Saturday,
December 5, 2009 at his home.
Mr. Gabbard was born in Ousley County, Kentucky. He graduated
from Versailles High School in 1954. In 2005 he was inducted
into the Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame. As a graduate
of Franklin College in Indiana he began his 39 years administrative
education career. He completed his masters degree from both
Butler and Ball State Universities. He became principal and
completed his EDS degree from Indiana University. He was superintendent
of Medora Community School. He received several awards for his
accomplishments in education including the Sagamore of Wabash
Award in 2004.
Mr. Gabbard is survived by his wife of 32 years Charlotte; three
children, Lisa Wingfield of Parkersburg, WV., Kenneth Gabbard
of Kalamazoo, MI., and Elizabeth Colburn of Rockford, IL.; two
stepchildren, Kenneth Holtsclaw of Bloomfield, IL., and Charlotte
Smith of Vincennes; two sisters, Shirley Halcomb of Versailles
and Arzella Cruncleton of Myrtle Beach, SC.; twelve grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers and sister
and daughter Deanna.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at
the Lohman Funeral Home in Port Orange with Pastor Raymond Sieg
officiating. Services will also be held in Seymour at Voss and
Sons Funeral Home on Saturday, December 12 with internment at
Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Memorials may be made to the Beville Road Church of Christ Youth
Ministry Program, 850 Beville Road, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Arrangements are under the care of Lohman Funeral Home of Port
Janet L. Russell
Janet L. Russell, 70, of Osgood, died Wednesday, December 9,
2009 at her residence. She was born March 16, 1939 in Milan
the daughter of Joe and Luella (Holwadel) Keck. She married
Rodney Lee Russell in 1957 and he preceded her in death in 1999.
Survivors include two sons, Ricky R. (Julie) Russell of Milan,
Rodney D. (Sandy) Russell of Greensburg; four daughters, Pam
(Robert) Fuller of Rising Sun, Patty (Keith) Abbott of Batesville,
Darla (Darrell) Bockover of Westport, Donna Roberts of Napoleon;
one brother, Bob (Alice) Keck of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren
and several great grandchildren.
Mrs. Russell was a member of the Holton Wesleyan Church and
worked at the US Shoe Factory and Vines Poultry.
Visitation and funeral services are private.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is in charge of the arrangements.
James L. Eichler
James L. Eichler, 86, of Moores Hill and Aurora, died Monday,
December 7, 2009 at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg.
He was born October 6, 1923 in Rising Sun the son of Emerson
Eichler and Jeanette Carver Eichler. He married Lois Girkin
in 1945. He later married Geneva Webb in 1975 and she preceded
him in death in 2002.
Survivors include his son Danny Eichler of Fortville and daughter,
Jeannine (Steve) Ashcraft of Guilford; two grandchildren and
two great grandchildren. His wife, one sister and one brother
preceded him in death.
Mr. Eichler was a lathe operator at Setco near Cincinnati for
several years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the
Aurora United Methodist Church.
Friends may meet his family at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in
Dillsboro, Thursday, December 10 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services
will be Thursday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Dillsboro Emergency
Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty Jean Livingston, 80, of Batesville, formerly of Moores
Hill, passed away Monday, November 30, 2009. Funeral services
will be held Saturday, December 5, at 11 a.m. at Sibbett-Moore
Funeral Home in Moores Hill with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Lupus Foundation, Cancer Society
or the Ryan Livingston Nursing Scholarship. Sibbett-Moore Funeral
Home in Moores Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Disbro, 78, of Moores Hill, passed away Monday, November
30, 2009. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 10:30
a.m. at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with burial
in the Union Cemetery in Moores Hill. Visitation is being held
today, Thursday, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials
may be given to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores
Hill is in charge of arrangements.