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September 27, 2012

Ronald Jeffrey "Jeff" Ickenroth

Ronald Jeffrey "Jeff" Ickenroth, 51, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Funeral services will be Friday, September 28 at 11 a.m. at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, with Pastor Rick Burcham officiating with burial following in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by Dearborn County Veterans organization. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the South Dearborn High School Dollars for Scholars. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to sign online guest book. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill is entrusted with arrangements.

Rev. Leo Kinnett

Rev. Leo Kinnett, 78, of Port Orange, FL, formerly of Osgood, passed away Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Halifax Medical Center. Arrangements are pending.

September 20, 2012

Londalea Begley

Londalea Begley, 71, of North Vernon, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. No services are planned at this time. Local arrangements were entrusted to the care of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Memorials may be made through the funeral home for funeral expenses.

Dorothy Rogers

Dorothy Rogers, 74, of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg. Dorothy was born Friday, May 6, 1938 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Willie and Della (Hurd) Davidson.

Dorothy was a former employee of Argosy where she worked as a security guard. Dorothy was a member of the Cedar Creek Church of Christ. She enjoyed working, being with her family, playing bingo, watching westerns on TV, and going out to eat at different restaurants.

Dorothy is survived by her husband: Frank Rogers of Osgood; sons: Jim (Angela) Schmid of Greensburg, Frank Jr. (Lavern) Rogers of St. Leon; daughter: Nedra Lynn of Greenville, NC; sister: Mildred (Duke) Fischer of Cincinnati, OH; sister-in-law: Darlene Davidson. Dorothy has 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, 17 nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Davidson.

Services will be Saturday, September 22, at 6 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, with Rev. Garland Rudd  officiating. Burial will follow in New Cravens Cemetery south of Milan. Visitation will also be Saturday 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign the online register book.

Sharron Darlene Scheuermann

Sharron Darlene Scheuermann, 62, of Milan, passed away Tuesday morning September 18, 2012 at her residence. Sharron was born Tuesday, January 31, 1950 in Covington, Kentucky, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Coffmann) Spence. She married Arthur H. Scheuermann July 30, 1977 and he preceded her in death October 29, 2005.

Sharron owned and operated Sherrys Body Jewelry, loved pogo, making jewelry, spending time with her grandchildren, and her dog Mr. Peabody.

Sharron is survived by sons Arthur (Joy) Scheuermann III of Cincinnati, Chris Scheuermann of Milan and Scott (Karrie Miller) Scheuermann of Madison, sister Joyce Dooley of Milan, brothers Eugene Spence of Kentucky and Ronnie Spence of Cincinnati, grandchildren Zachariah Allen, Cody Austin, Wyatt and Makayla Scheuermann.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 21, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Burial will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Madison. Visitation will be Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign the online guest book.

September 13, 2012

Lester G. Bultman Sr.

Lester G. Bultman, Sr., 87, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2012 at his home. He was born near Napoleon on August 18, 1925, the son of Oliver and Edna Hoyer Bultman. He was married to Mae Meadows on June 18, 1950, and she preceded him in death on April 12, 1991. He was then married to Wanda Arnold who also preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Lester (Lisa) Bultman, Jr. of Bedford and Mark (Melonie) Bultman of Mitchell; two daughters, Susan (Charles) Wier of Bloomington and Wanda (Jerry) Lloyd of Augusta, West Virginia; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Woodrow, Cecil and Dale Bultman; and his sister Ruby Stratton.

Mr. Bultman was a 1944 graduate of Napoleon High School and received his BA degree in education in 1951 and his MA in 1958 both from Ball State. He had taught school in Burney and served as principal at New Point High School in 1958. He also taught business at Bedford North Lawrence High School from 1968 to 1984. He served as district manager for American Family Insurance from 1960 to 1967.

Mr. Bultman was an Army veteran of WWII where he served in the 88th Division known as the "Blue Devils". He saw action in the mountains of Italy including the Apennines and the Po Valley where he was wounded. He received the Purple Heart, EAME Ribbon with two bronze stars, American Theatre Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, and the WWII Victory Medal.

Lester was a member of the Mitchell American Legion, Mitchell VFW and was a charter member of the Mitchell-Grissom Kiwanis. He was a past Lt. Governor with Kiwanis and had also been awarded the Kiwanis Hiksom award.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 14 at 1 p.m. at the Cresthaven Memory Garden with military graveside rites conducted by the Mitchell American Legion. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Louise Burnell

Louise Burnell, 84, of Friendship, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Waters of Dillsboro. She was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania on January 19, 1928, the daughter of Fred and Emma Renniger Shirey. She was married to Cleo Burnell on April 19, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2001.

Survivors include one son, Carl (Darlene) Burnell of Wright, Wyoming; two daughters, Caren Sue (Mike) Bougher of Sheridan and Cheryl Burnell of Friendship; grandchildren, Robert (Tina) Bougher of Burlington, Kelly (Ryan) Moore of Gerald, Missouri, Cen (Tammie) Burnell of Kaycee, Wyoming, and Collene Burnell of Gainesville, Texas, and seven great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and two brothers.

Mrs. Burnell was a homemaker and enjoyed baking and cooking.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 14 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Sherman Hughes of the Bear Creek Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Akers Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

Irmgard A. (Miller) Cutter

Irmgard A. Cutter (nee: Miller) age 92, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012. She was born February 15, 1920 in Ripley County, the daughter of John Henry and Anna Louise (nee: Aufdenkamp) Miller.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer W. Cutter, who passed away April 15, 2008. Surviving is her son, Jerry Cutter and wife Judy; daughters, Shirley Stiers and husband Jim, and Barbara Parker and husband Greg; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Farmer's Retreat, Indiana, with Pastor Gary Wickert officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. John's Cemetery or to donor's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.

Mary Matz

Mary Matz entered this life on July 4, 1925. She enjoyed a robust childhood, growing up on a farm outside of Versailles, Indiana. Her character and loving spirit were shaped during the Great Depression. At the height of World War II, she met and married a dashing young Army Officer, Robert F. Zimmerman.

Army life would take Mary to Army posts all over the United States and finally to Fort Hood and Killeen, Texas where she made her home for the last 47 years. Mary and Robert were blessed with six children. She instilled in each one a sense of adventure, ethics, and caring for their fellow man. Mary was a woman of great vision, encouraging her children to embrace every educational opportunity that came their way.

Mary Zimmerman was truly a Great American. She served her country like only a wife and mother could when her husband, son, and sons-in-law were deployed to World War II (Pacific) and the Korean, Vietnam & Gulf Wars.

Her grandchildren called her "Ba Ma", and she relished the family gatherings that brought them all home. She was a dynamo and never sat down until the last dish was done. Mary was an avid reader and possessed a remarkable knowledge of the issues that confronted our time. Until her very last day, she cooked and cleaned; mentored and guided as only a loving mother could. Truly, she was an inspiration to all, especially to her children and grandchildren.

Mary was a loyal and dedicated employee of the Killeen Independent School District. She faithfully served the children of Killeen for twenty-three years.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Colonel Robert F. Zimmerman, an infant son John and her beloved daughter Joan Marie Zimmerman Mason. She is survived by and will be greatly missed by her five children and spouses: Thomas L. Zimmerman of Killeen, TX; Jane Z. Ellison and her husband Gregory of Lafayette, LA; David A. Zimmerman and his wife Carmen Zamora of Memphis, TN; Mark A. Zimmerman and his wife Laurie of Harker Heights, TX; Daniel W. Zimmerman of Austin, TX; and son-in-law Bob Mason of Roseville, CA. Mary was an inspiration to her seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Paige Ellison Raney and her husband David (great grandson Eli David Raney); Gregory Ellison, Jr and his wife Emily (great granddaughter Sophia Mae Ellison); Maegan Zimmerman, Robert F. Zimmerman II, Joshua Zimmerman, Katy Mason Simmons and Brad Mason. Especially loved by Mary was her ‘adopted' son, Mauro Olmedo, whom she mentored as a foreign exchange student from Vigo, Spain.

Those wishing to honor Mary's life are encouraged to do so by donating to either: KISD Alumni Association (student scholarships), 200 N. WS Young, Killeen, TX 76543; and/or Vive Les Arts Children's Theatre, 3401 S. WS Young, Killeen, TX 76542.

September 6, 2012

Faye Winters Creigmile

Faye Winters Creigmile, 72, of Versailles, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. She was born in New Castle on March 19, 1940, the daughter of Vincent and Myrle Jacobs Rodgers. She married Danny Creigmile on December 31, 1994 and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Ricky (Sandra) Winters of Rexville and Clifford (Stephanie) Winters of Osgood; one daughter, Cathy Brook of Sunman, one stepdaughter, Sherry (Danny) Bauer of Dillsboro; 16 grandchildren, two step grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers, David (Faye) Rodgers of Madison and Ted (Mary Ann) Rodgers of Dillsboro and two sisters Ruth Ann (Phillip) Powell of Versailles and Linda Cunningham of Aurora.

Her parents, her sisters Marilyn June Skeen and Myrle Rodgers and brother Andy Rodgers all preceded her in death.

Faye was a 32-year employee of US Shoe in Osgood retiring in 1994 and was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 4 at 11 a.m. at the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale Day officiating.  Burial will follow in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.

Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ in care of the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Kenneth W. Fields

Kenneth W. Fields, 78, of Dillsboro, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Dearborn County Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1934 in Columbus, the son of Grover Cleveland Fields and Viola Philpot Fields. On Aug. 17, 1973 he was married to Barbara Lock, who has been his soul mate ever since.

Kenneth served his country in the US Army from Sept. of 1956 to March of 1962. He moved to Indianapolis in 1968 and was employed at Rexnord Corp. from 1968 to 1996. He was a member of the Dillsboro Baptist Church.

Ken loved his family, they were his life. He also enjoyed fishing, bowling, corn hole, and playing cards.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara; one son, Kenneth W. Fields and wife Chandra of Omaha, NE.; three daughters, Rhonda and husband Kurt Sherer of S.C., Cheryl Parker of Dillsboro and Carisa and husband Steve of Indianapolis; five granddaughters, Candice, Chelsea, Brittany, Cara, and Zoe; two grandsons, Zachray and Luke; and two sisters, Opal Sullivan of Ogleville and Anna Rae Swim of Hoopeston, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Craig Fields in 2007; four brothers, Donald, Paul, Eugene and Charles Fields; and two sisters, Mary Marvin and Doris Thompson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Dillsboro Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Mundy officiating. Burial was in the Vevay Cemetery with full military rites.

Memorials may be given to the Dillsboro Baptist Church.

DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro was entrusted with the arrangements.

Elizabeth Marie Palis

Elizabeth Marie Palis, 90, of Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2012 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  She was born to Joseph M. Stout and Lida Mae Vinson Stout on October 20, 1921 in Dillsboro.

She attended schools in Dillsboro and Aurora. In 1945 she married George Willey and they later divorced. Marie lived in Massachusetts from 1945 to 1973. She managed a children's clothing store and worked several years as an inspector for CBS, inspecting bombsites during the war.

In 1960 she was married to Stanley J. Palis, and he passed away in 1973. Marie lived in Gaslight Village in Versailles for a period of time before moving to the Dillsboro Village Apartments in October 2002. She was formerly a member of Dillsboro United Methodist Church. In her earlier years she enjoyed fishing, traveling, doing crochet work, and crossword puzzles. She enjoyed her friends at Ripley Crossing, and took part in many of the activities.

Her dear friends, Dennis and Rhonda Shelton of Dillsboro and niece Helen Whitaker of Dillsboro survive her.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Internment will be at the Washington Baptist Church Cemetery in Elrod. Visitation will be Sat. from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given in her name to Hospice of Southeast Indiana.

Sharon Lynn Scott

Sharon Lynn Scott, 53, of Dillsboro, passed away Sunday evening, Sept. 2, 2012 at the Hospice Center of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Ky. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on Sept. 16, 1958 the daughter of Stella Jean Moore.

He married Rob Scott on Oct. 19, 1998 and was a wonderful wife and homemaker. She helped in the business side of her husband's business.

Surviving is her husband, Rob Scott; dad, Roy "Red" Rowlett of Dillsboro; four brothers, Michael, Paul, Tommy and Roy Rowlett, Jr.; three sisters, Mishelle Sprague, Teressa Rowlett, and Debbie Carver; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Her mother, Stella Jean Rowlett, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Sat., Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Dillsboro United Methodist Church. Friends may meet her family at the church on Sat. from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro.

Joan K. Vinup

Joan K. Vinup, 72, of Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. Joan was born July 27, 1940 in Dillsboro the daughter of Lora Disbro and Edith Day Disbro. She was a lifelong resident of Dillsboro.

She graduated from Dillsboro High School in the class of 1958. She was married to James Vinup on May 8, 1959. She was employed at the Hillcrest Motel for 20 years. Her family was the most important interest in her life. Joan was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Dillsboro.

Surviving are her husband, James Vinup; three daughters, Regina (Chuck) Keller of Aurora, Jamie Kinnett and Joanie Farmer both of Dillsboro; one brother, Wilbur Disbro of Dillsboro; one sister, Glenna Lawburgh of Milan; five grandchildren, Dustin and Tiffany Beam, Janson Kinnett, Britney and Travis Farmer; four great grandchildren, Hayden and Braeden Cunningham, Tesse Hake and Conner Kinnett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Warren and Dale Disbro; four sisters, Theona Morehead, Dorothy Dickerson, Wanda Whitham and Lorraine Wingate.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor James Wingate officiating.

Memorials may be given to the St. Peters Lutheran Church in Dillsboro.