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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.
Survivors 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.
Etta Mae Loudin
Etta Mae Loudin, 89, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Monday, August
22, 2011 at the Waters of Dillsboro. She was born on October
10, 1921 in Dry Ridge, KY, the daughter of Harlin Clark and
Nettie Bilter Clark. She married Melford Loudin and he preceded
her in death in December of 1978.
Etta was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Surviving is her son, Robert Glen Woods (Janice) of Newport
Richey, FL; and daughter, Anna Mae Marcus of Cincinnati, OH;
four grandchildren, Cindy Bastin, Greg Smith, Lisa Bishop, and
The family will have a private service for Etta at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Filter-DeVries Funeral Home in
John A. Zeiser
John A. Zeiser, 74, of Sunman, passed away Sunday, August 21,
2011 at Three Rivers Nursing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He
was born June 13, 1937 in Cincinnati, the son of Elmer and Marie
Survivors include sisters, Ruth (Thomas) Reif of Cincinnati,
Joan Pessler of Cincinnati, Kathleen (Edward) Reynolds) of Edgewood,
KY, and Virginia (Robert) Stewart of Walton, KY; sister-in-law
Ellen Zeiser of Cincinnati; and many nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marie Stoffel,
brother David Zeiser, and brother-in-law Dale Pressler.
Mr. Zeiser was the founder of Zeiser Construction Company of
Price Hill in 1978 and was the CEO for over 30 years. He served
with the US Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserves. John
was a member of the St. Nicholas Church in Sunman. He was a
1955 graduate of Elder High School and was the recipient of
the Elder & Altiora Award in 1998 and the Elder Spirit Award
Visitation is being held today, Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. at Cook
Funeral Home, Sunman, with prayers at 7 p.m. Funeral mass will
be held Friday, August 26, at St. Nicholas Church in St. Nicholas,
IN, starting at 10 a.m. Father Bryan Reif, nephew of John, will
officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Elder High School, 3900 Vincent
Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, is entrusted
with arrangements. Visit cookfuneralhome.com to leave online
condolences for the family.
Arthur Colburn Burns
Arthur Colburn Burns, 81, of Sunman, passed away Monday, August
22, 2011. Visitation will be held Friday, August 26, from 4-7
p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. Funeral services will be
held Saturday at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Burial will be
in the St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman. Memorials may be given to
the donors choice. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, is in charge
of arrangements. Visit cookfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences
for the family.
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
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
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
Victoria Lynn McKinley
Victoria Lynn McKinley, 54, of Moores Hill, passed
away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at her home. She was born October
5, 1956 in Milan, the daughter of Lester and Mabel Marie (Griffin)
Victoria worked as a Certified Nurses Aid at Dearborn County
Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was a member of St. Marys
Catholic Church in Aurora and she was very active for many years
in the Moores Hill Life Squad.
Survivors include her son, Matthew Miles of Moores Hill; brothers,
Bob Beggs of Aurora and Bill Beggs of North Vernon.
Funeral services are being held today, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
at the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, with Father
Stephen Donahue officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill
Cemetery, Moores Hill. Visitation will also be Thursday from
9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Moores Hill Life Squad. Sibbett-Moore
Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Irene Long, age 103, a long time resident of Dillsboro, passed
away Monday evening, August 8, 2011 at the Waters of Dillsboro,
Ross Manor. Mabel was born at home in Lawrenceburg, on Jan 20,
1908 to Charles Trester and Mary Edith Calhoun Trester.
When Mabel was 8 months of age, her mother passed away, and
Albert and Katie Johnson became her foster parents. After only
two years, Albert Johnson passed away, and again Mabel had to
unite with new parents. Alberts father and mother, John
and Alice Johnson stepped in and raised Mabel.
Mabel started her education at a one-room school house named
St. Martin School. She graduated from the 8th grade at Van Horn
at Yorkville, and attended high school at New Alsace in a one-room
building with 9 students in it. Tri Kappa Sorority of Lawrenceburg
loaned her the money to attend Ball State College and became
a teacher. She taught first grade at Dillsboro in 1928 for three
years, before going to Indianapolis, where she taught for four
years at Fleming Garden School. She then returned to college
and graduated from Indiana Univ.
In 1934 she married Dale Long, and they were the proud parents
of three children: Kay, Mike, and Steven. Mabel and Dale eventually
purchased a farm outside of Dillsboro, where they resided until
1968, when they moved to Dillsboro. Mabel retired in 1973 with
26 years of teaching experience. In 1986 her husband, Dale,
Mabel was named outstanding teacher in Indiana in 1973; outstanding
citizen of Dillsboro in 1996, and in subsequent years, Senior
Queen and Grand Marshall of the Dillsboro Homecoming. She was
active in Phi Beta Psi Sorority, United Methodist Women, Dearborn
County Retired Teachers Association- where she was a former
President, Girl Scouts, Home EC Club, American Red Cross, American
Cancer Society, Internationally Yours, 4-H Leader, Eastern Star,
White Shrine, and DAR. Mabel was a long time active member of
Dillsboro United Methodist Church.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Steven
Long, and a granddaughter, Lisa Raffignone, and a half sister,
She is survived by her son, Mike (Laverne) Long, of Pennville;
her daughter, Kay (Lowell) Raffignone, of Dillsboro; and a daughter-in-law,
Della Speer, of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; and nine great
The funeral service to celebrate the life of Mabel Long will
be Friday, August 12, at 11:00 a.m. at Filter-DeVries Funeral
Home in Dillsboro, with Pastor Jann Heseman officiating. Interment
will be in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Friends may meet her
family at the funeral home on Thursday, August 11, from 5-8
Memorials may be given to United Methodist Women or to Hillforest
in Aurora. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted
Sally Kay Preble, 74, of Indianapolis,
passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Riverview Hospital
in Noblesville. She was born on February 8, 1937 to Frank and
Kathleen (Blair) Creswell in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sally attended Miami University (1955-1958) and later earned
her Associate Degree in Applied Business from Shawnee State
Community College in 1983. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa
(National Honor Fraternity) and was on the Dean's list every
quarter, graduating with High Honors. She had also been a member
of the Milan School Board and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She
enjoyed traveling, reading, antiques, sports and community activities.
She is survived by sons, Richard B. Preble of Jacksonville,
NC and William P. Preble of Noblesville; daughter, Kathleen
C. Powers of Alpharetta, GA; and grandchildren, Madison B. Preble
and Jilian Riley Preble of Jacksonville, NC, grandchildren,
Michael P. Preble, David C. Preble and Matthew T. Preble of
Noblesville, and Emily C. Powers and Caitlin E. Powers of Alpharetta,
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Ralph D. Preble whom she married on February 28, 1958;
and son, David B. Preble.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August
12, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield
Road in Noblesville, with visitation beginning at 4:00 p.m.
prior to the service. Rev. David D. Pappas and Father Martin
Peter will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Foundation for
Cancer Research, 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525, Bethesda,
MD, 20814. Online condolences can be given at www.randallroberts.com.
Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville, is entrusted
Gail Wren, 74, of Terre Haute, formerly of Versailles, passed
away Monday, August 8, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. She was born April
3, 1939, in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Ronald Boyd and Marilyn
Lorna was a homemaker, a 25-year member of the American Legion
in Terre Haute and Versailles. She enjoyed homemade crafts and
loved to play bingo.
Surviving are beloved pet, Tilly; three sons, Ron Wren of Cincinnati,
OH, Jon Wren (Sandra) of Quincy, IL, and David Wren of Brazil,
IN; two daughters, Debbie Taylor of Savannah, GA and Cindy Wren
of Terre Haute; sister, Loretta Fae Coziahr of Pekin, IL; grandchildren,
Trent Wren, Bryan Wren, Laura Wren, Ryan Davis, Denise Gecik,
Douglas Aurthor, Adam Dalton and Jacob DeLoach; great grandchildren,
Nathaniel Wren, Melanie Wren, Devin Davis, Arianna Davis, Eric
Davis, Koren Davis, Samuel Gecik and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Doris Nordstrom
of Escondido, CA, and husband Earl Wren, who passed away December
Services were held Wednesday, August 10, at Greiner Funeral
Home in Terre Haute, with Rev. Fred Harrison officiating. Burial
was in the Mud Pike Baptist Church Cemetery, Versailles, with
Rev. David Blazier officiating. Online condolences may be made
Dolores A. Ruggles
A. Ruggles, 69, of Milan, passed away Monday, August 8, 2011,
at the Inpatient Facility of Hospice of South Central Indiana
in Columbus, Indiana. Dolores was born Sunday, September 21,
1941 in Union City, the daughter of Doyle and Eva (Lumpkin)
Pratt. She married Robert Ruggles on December 31, 1961 and he
Mrs. Ruggles graduated from Union City High School and Purdue
University majoring in home economics. She was a homemaker and
a member of the Pierceville United Methodist Church. Dolores
enjoyed cooking, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are husband, Robert Ruggles of Milan; daughters, Marsha
(Michael) Raab of Milan, Julie (Tom) Swegman of Greensburg,
Nancy (Marty) Porter, Sr. of Milan; grandchildren, Racheal and
Chris Padgett, RJ and Ryan Raab, Micah, Courtney, and Marty
Jr. Porter; and great grandchildren, Noah and Kylah Porter.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 12, at 11 a.m.
at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, with Chaplain Jason
Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at
Dillsboro. Visitation will be today, Thursday, from 6-8 p.m.
at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Pierceville
United Methodist Church or the Alzheimers Association.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements.
Damm, 77, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at
Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. He was born November
21, 1933 in Osgood, the son of Joseph Theodore and Viola Marie
He married Judith Kay Zion on June 18, 1960 and she survives.
Other survivors include his daughter, Angela Jill
and husband Richard Craig of North Vernon, two sons: David and
wife Robin and Andy and wife Betsy Damm, all of Zionsville.
He leaves five grandchildren: Mitchell, Stephen, Dominik and
Daniel Damm and Sydney Craig.
Mr. Damm graduated from Osgood High School in 1951 and Xavier
University of Cincinnati, OH, in 1955. He was a member of the
St. Johns Catholic Church of Osgood and a past member
of the Osgood Lions Club.
He served in the US Army in Counter/Intelligence.
Mr. Damm started teaching at Milan High School in 1959. In 1963
he was a Psychomotrist in Carthage and had worked with Seata
in Madison. He was the past director of the Education Psychology
Division for the State of Indiana in the early 1970s.
He had worked for Muscatatuck State Hospital as a Clinical Psychologist
retiring around 2000.
He and his wife, Judy, owned and operated Bob & Judy's Damm
Good Pizza & Donuts in Osgood in the early 1960s.
Mr. Damms family founded the Damm Theater in 1914 in Osgood
and Bob and his wife, Judy, were the last family members to
operate the Damm Theatre before it was taken over by The Gilmore
and Golda Reynolds Foundation.
He loved Xavier basketball, hunting, fishing, gardening and
Visitation will be held Friday, August 12 from 5-8 p.m. at Neals
Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held Saturday,
August 13 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church,
Osgood, with burial in the St. Johns Cemetery, Osgood.
Memorials may be made to St. Johns Church or the donors
Arrangements were made by Neals Funeral Home, Osgood.
McFarland, 88, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011
at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born August 29, 1922 in
Rock Hold, Kentucky, the son of James and Sarah (Taylor) McFarland.
He married Mary (Reuter) McFarland on January 15, 2000 and she
Earl worked at H.P. Deushers Foundry for 31 years and he was
a member of the United Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter
and fisherman. He loved flee marketing.
Survivors include wife, Mary McFarland of Milan; sons, Arthur
(Carolyn) McFarland of South Lebanon, OH, Clarence (Joyce) McFarland
of Hamilton, OH, and Glennis (Gwin) McFarland of Oxford, OH;
daughters, Maxine (David) Jones of Williamsburg, KY, Mabel (Nick)
Couch of Brookville, Donna (Larry) Bittner of Brookville, Betty
(Steve) Martin of Hamilton, OH; sister, Geneva Ferris of Xenia,
OH; 22 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; and five great
great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wives, Retha
Cupp McFarland and Georgia Bass McFarland; sons Fred and James
McFarland; and daughters, Martha Colleen and Dorothy Mae McFarland.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 5, at 8 p.m. at
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, with visitation from 5-8
p.m. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 6,
at 1 p.m. at the Ryans Cemetery new Williamsburg, KY. Memorials
may be given to the donors choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral
Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements.