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Virginia Myrle Wood, 85, of Cross Plains, passed
away Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Margaret Mary Community
Hospital in Batesville. She was born in Jefferson County near
Canaan on June 11, 1926 the daughter of James and Alma Selig
Hankins. She was married to Everett Wood on September 6, 1942.
and he survives.
Other survivors include one daughter Carol Berry of Versailles;
two sons Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood and Robert (Dotty) Wood both
of Versailles; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren;
one brother Dale (Clara) Hankins of Versailles; two sisters
Dorothy Holton of Dillsboro and Judy (Omer) Wilson of Holton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother,
her granddaughter Linda Jane Berry, and her son-in-law William
Mrs. Wood along with her husband owned and operated Wood Farm
& Industrial Supply in Versailles for 36 years. Myrle was
also a homemaker and assisted her husband with their farming
operation. She was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church
in Friendship for 61 years and served her church as a Sunday
school teacher, youth leader, and church treasurer.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at 11
a.m. at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Sherman Hughes
officiating. Burial will be in the Methodist Cemetery at Cross
Plains. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter
Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. until time of services
Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to Child Evangelism
Fellowship or the Gideons in care of the funeral home.
David J. Schmidt, 65, of Sunman, passed
away Saturday, August 27, 2011 at his home. He was born on March
19, 1946 in Batesville, the son of Kenneth D. and Verna M. Bauman
Schmidt. He married Judy Williams and she survives.
Other survivors include daughter Joy (Kennie) Honeycutt of Milan;
sons Robert (Bev) Schmidt of Milan and Kenneth (Carol) Schmidt
of Sunman; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren;
sisters Karyl Schmidt of Indianapolis and Lora (Dallas) Cahill
of Attica, OH; and brother Tony Schmidt of Greendale. He was
preceded in death by his parents and brother, Carl Schmidt.
Mr. Schmidt was the owner of laundromats in Aurora and Rising
Sun and worked as a carpenter, electrician, and had worked in
a factory. David served with the US Air Force from 1964 to 1968.
He graduated from Sunman High School and was a member of the
Sunman Community Church and the Sunman American Legion.
Funeral services are being held at the Sunman Community Church
at 11 a.m., today, Tuesday, Aug. 29,with visitation from 10-11
a.m. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Memorials
may be given to Hospice of Dearborn County. Cook Funeral Home,
Sunman, is entrusted with arrangements.
Melvin E. Cutter, 79, a former resident of Dillsboro,
passed away Friday, August 26, 2011. Visitation is being held
today, Tuesday, from 3-3:30 p.m. followed by a brief service
at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro. Burial will be in
the Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home,
Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.
Richard Rummel, 37, of Moores Hill, passed away Tuesday, August
23, 2011. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 28, at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home, Milan with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery
in Moores Hill. Memorials may be given to the Moores Hill Sparta
Township Fire Department or Life Squad. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home, Milan, was entrusted with arrangements.
Edna E. Eckstein, 87, of Sunman, passed away
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital,
Batesville. She was born October 11, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio,
the daughter of Edward and Mary (Ihle) Lipps. She married Charles
A. Eckstein on February 23, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he
preceded her in death on October 8, 1972.
include daughters, Kathleen (Mike) Bender and Rita (Dale) Jacobs,
both of Sunman; sons, Charles B. (Arlene) Eckstein, Henry (Kathy)
Eckstein, Len (Marcia) Eckstein, Kenneth (Mary Lou) Eckstein,
Thomas (Michele) Eckstein, Frank (Margie) Eckstein, Jeff (Amie)
Eckstein, all of Sunman and Fred (Kathy) Eckstein of Sevierville,
Tennessee; 24 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and two
great great grandchildren; sisters, Henrietta Grosjean, Frieda
Knolle, Betty Eisen, Mary Heister, Agnes Ludwig; and brothers,
Charles Lipps and Ed Lipps.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter
Helen Rose Eckstein, sister Eleanor Heidi, brothers Leo Lipps
and Bernie Lipps.
Mrs. Eckstein was a member of the St. Nicholas Church in Sunman
and a former member of St. Dominic Church in Delhi, Ohio.
Funeral mass was held Saturday, August 20, at St. Nicholas Church
with Rev. Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial was in the church
cemetery. Memorials may be given to the masses, St. Nicholas
School, or Sunman Rescue 20. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, was
entrusted with arrangements.
Lutecia Margaret VanDyne
Lutecia Margaret VanDyne, 55, of North
Vernon, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 22 at the
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral
Home and Cremation Service to Riley Childrens Hospital.
You are invited to sign the online guestbook and leave a message
of condolence at www.dovesharp-rudicel.com.
"Sis" (Ruggles) Eaglin
Edith "Sis" (Ruggles) Eaglin, 88, of
Milan, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Ripley Crossing
in Milan. She was born on September 13, 1922, in Milan, the
daughter of Chris and Ola (Manley) Ruggles. She married Denzil
Eaglin on November 1, 1946, and he preceded her in death on
November 28, 1998.
worked as a beautician and also worked as an employee and retired
from the Milan Furniture Factory. She was a member of the Milan
United Methodist Church, and retired from the Milan Furniture
Factory. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge.
Survivors include son, Rick (Sharon) Eaglin of Cold Spring,
KY; daughter, Jennifer Harrod of Louisville, CO; brothers, Earl
and Ralph Ruggles of Milan and Herb Ruggles of Osgood; five
grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Denzil, parents, and two brothers Robert
Leroy and Newel Ruggles.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20, at Laws-Carr-Moore
Funeral Home, Milan, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Chuck Britt officiating.
Burial will follow in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation
will be held Friday, August 19, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Memorials may be given to the Milan United Methodist Church.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements.
Edna Flannery, 89, of Batesville, passed away Thursday, August
11, 2011, Funeral services were held Sunday, August 14, at Batesville
Baptist Church, "Molls Corner" with burial in the
St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Memorials may be given to the Batesville
Baptist Church or Phi Beta Psi Cancer Research. Meyers Funeral
Home, Batesville, was in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Mae Slater
Thelma Mae Slater, age 97, a former resident of Moores Hill
and Dillsboro, passed away Friday, August 5, 2011 in Puyallup,
Washington. She was born April 11, 1914 on her parents farm,
James and Florence (Rumsey) Cross, of Holman Ridge.
Mrs. Slater graduated from Moores Hill High School in 1932,
and received her teaching certificate from Hanover College.
Thelma then began her teaching career in Givans one room
school house and later taught elementary school in Moores Hill,
where she eventually retired.
Thelma and her husband, Lloyd were active members of the Moores
Hill Baptist Church, and worked with others in the community
for the preservation of Carnegie Hall. She enjoyed traveling
on her yearly trips to Florida and visiting her sons and their
families. An avid gardener and lover of flowers, she could not
imagine a home without flowers.
Thelma was a volunteer with RSVP and active in the Indiana State
Retired Teachers Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Lloyd Slater,
after 57 years of marriage, and by her daughter, Janice, and
her sisters Gladys Ulrich and Mildred Beatty.
Survivors include her sons, James and John (wife Charlene),
and grandchildren Jason and Marion, all of Puyallup, Washington.
Thelma will be missed by her family and friends, and will be
remembered as a loving and caring person who was always willing
to help others.
Family and friends are invited to the Filter-DeVries Funeral
Home in Dillsboro on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for
a time of sharing memories, with a memorial service to follow.
The family asks that memorials be given to Carnegie Hall in
Elmer Lee Fox, age 78 of Osgood, passed away
Friday, August 5, 2011 at his daughter's home near Osgood. He
was born June 14, 1933 in Milan the son of Elmer R. A. and Rhoda
Mae Schmidt Fox. He married Mary Lou Bunnell on April 20, 1957
and she survives at home.
Elmer served in the US Army. He had driven a semi truck for
Dolly Madison out of Cincinnati, Ohio in his earlier years,
then had worked for Butternut Thrift Store of Versailles as
a shipper/loader, retiring 17 years ago.
He was a life time member of the Keene Henneke VFW Post and
also a member of Greensburg American Legion. Elmer was a member
of the Napoleon Methodist Church and a 52-year member of the
Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department where he had held various
offices including fire chief.
Surviving are wife, Mary Lou Fox of Osgood; daughters, Cindy
Imel of Osgood, Jackie (Greg) Schwering of Osgood, and Lori
(Larry) Hammond of Osgood; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vicki Lynn Fox and
his stepmother Clara Mae Fox.
Funeral services are being held today, August 9 at Neal's Funeral
Home at 11 a.m. with burial at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery,
Napoleon with military graveside services by the Osgood and
Greensburg American Legion's and the Keene Henneke Napoleon
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Mission
of Hope of Haiti. Arrangements are being handled by Neal's Funeral
Clara Louise Pohlar
Clara Louise Pohlar, 89, of Batesville, passed
away Thursday, August 4, 2011. Visitation will be held Sunday,
August 14, from 4-7 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville,
with funeral services on Monday, August 15, at 10:30 a.m. at
the St. John United Church of Christ in Penntown. Burial will
be in the church cemetery. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville,
is entrusted with arrangements.
Lorna Gail Wren, 74, formerly of Versailles,
passed away Monday, August 8, 2011. Services are pending at
Greiner Funeral Home in Terre Haute. Call 812-234-8200 for more
Mr. Loyd Delmer Baatz, 76, of Hanover, formerly
of Switzerland County, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 8, at Haskell &
Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay, with burial in the Vevay Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Kings Daughters
Hospital or the American Cancer Society, contribution cards
are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison Funeral
Home, Vevay, was entrusted with arrangements.
Dylan Josiah Jennings, 6 months, 27 days old,
of Madison, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011. Funeral services
were held Monday, August 8 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre,
Madison with burial in the Vevay Cemetery. Memorials may be
given to the Dylan J. Jennings Memorial Fund, contribution cards
are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral
Centre, Madison, was entrusted with arrangements.
Dolores Ruggles, of Milan, passed away Monday,
August 8, 2011 at the Hospice of Columbus. Arrangements are
pending at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.
August 2, 2011
Dorothy Marie Vinup, age 93, of Dillsboro, passed away Sunday
morning, July 31, 2011 at Hospice Center of St. Elizabeth Health
Care in Edgewood, KY. Dorothy was born December 1, 1918 in Ripley
County, to Herman Sandbrink and Edith Berkemeyer Sandbrink,
and graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1936. On June 15,
1946, she was married to Lester H. Vinup, and he passed away
on July 27, 1991.
Dorothy and Lester lived on a farm on Highway 50 in Dillsboro
for five years until moving to her parents home on Farmers Retreat
Road. She continued to reside there until moving to The Waters
of Dillsboro Manor.
Mrs. Vinup retired from Seagrams following 25 years of employment,
and was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was
a member of the Ladies Aid, and the Lutheran Women's Society
for many years. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and raising flowers
in her yard.
Surviving is her sister-in-law, Aldine (Earl) Sommer of Bear
Branch; two nephews, Bob Sommer and David Vinup; two nieces,
Sandra Young and Barbara Bedel; and several cousins. Also surviving
are close friends and caregivers, Paul and Elsie Luke of Dillsboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services for Dorothy will be Wednesday, August 3, at
11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro with her
pastor, Rev. Richard Kolaskey officiating. Friends may meet
her family at Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro on Tuesday,
August 2, from 5-7 p.m. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
For a more lasting memorial, the family asks that you consider
Trinity Lutheran Church or Oakdale Cemetery. Filter-DeVries
Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.
Alice May Voris, 92, passed away
Saturday, July 30, 2011. Funeral services are being held today,
Tuesday, at 8 p.m. at the Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home,
Rising Sun with visitation prior to services from 6-8 p.m. Graveside
services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Rising
Sun Cemetery. Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home, Rising Sun,
is entrusted with arrangements.
Mona Smith Kelley
Memorial services for Mona B. Smith Kelley of Mountain Home,
Arkansas, formerly of Osgood, will be at a later date in Ohio.
Mona passed away July 21, 2011 at her residence.
She was born February 3, 1934 in Milan, the daughter of Dr.
R. Lee and Louella May Long Smith. She married Jay Kelley in
February 2001 at Montrose, Colorado. She worked as a secretary,
working on the SR71 "Blackbird" Program for the U.S.
Air Force. Mona lived in Mountain Home since April of 2011,
moving from Montrose, Colorado, via Florida and was a member
of the United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mona is survived by her husband, Jay Kelley of Mountain Home;
one brother, Terry (Patricia) Smith of Pataskala, Ohio; and
three nephews, Timothy, Bruce (Anne Marie) and Douglas (Jenny)
Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation