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December 27, 2012

Barbara Gean Disbro

Barbara Gean Disbro, 55, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. Barbara was born March 5, 1957 in Manchester, Kentucky, the daughter of Raleigh and Ruth (Lovins) Mathis. She married Don Disbro on August 16, 1973 who survives.

Barbara had worked at Vines Egg Company and later worked at US Shoe Factory in Osgood. She was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church. She liked spending time with family and friends.

Barbara is survived by husband Don of Versailles, son Chris Disbro of Versailles, daughter Sarah Disbro of Versailles, brothers Wayne and Troy Mathis both of Cross Plains and sisters Jill Carr of Versailles and Lattie Hon of Holton, grandchildren Avery Warner and Alissa Disbro.

Visitation was held Wednesday, December 26 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with graveside services following at Hopewell Cemetery near Dabney. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan was entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign on line guest book or leave a condolence.

Donald C. Farrell

Donald C. Farrell, 73, of Rexville, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. He was born near Rexville on January 11, 1939, the son of Carl and Louise Housefield Farrell.

Survivors include three brothers, John Farrell of Rexville, Richard Farrell of Versailles, and David Farrell of Cross Plains; two sisters, Naomi Hubbard of Osgood and Viola Capel of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Henry, Jim, and Chester Farrell, and his sisters Lula White and Goldina Sylvia Brock.

Mr. Farrell was a crane operator and a member of the Shelby Christian Church.

Visitation will be Friday, December 28 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, followed by graveside services at the Shelby Cemetery with Randy Thieman officiating. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Christian Church or Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Nicholas Wm. Meister

Nicholas William Meister, 25, of Osgood, passed away Sat., Dec. 22, 2012 at his home near Osgood. He was born January 17, 1987, the son of Thomas and Marlene Kay Downey Meister.

He was a 2005 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School, Osgood. He attended Elite Welding Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio and was presently employed by Zachary of San Antonio, Texas as a welder. He loved cars, motorcycles, four wheelers and being at the lake with his friends and family. He especially loved his two nephews, Aiden and Noah.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas and Marlene Kay Downey Meister of Osgood and brother, Thomas Andrew and wife Kayla of Walton, Kentucky; grandparents, Paul and Glenda Meister of Osgood and Bill and Elizabeth Downey of Osgood; nephews, Aiden and Noah Meister of Walton, Kentucky and many aunts, uncles and cousins and friends.

His grandmother, Lucille Downey; uncle Merrill Downey; aunt, Barbara Sloan and two cousins, Michelle and Jennifer Sloan preceded him in death.

Visitation will be held today, Thurs., Dec. 27 from 5-8 p.m. at Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood. Funeral services will be held Fri., Dec. 28 at St. John's Catholic Church, Osgood at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pastor William J. Robinson

Pastor William J. Robinson, 72, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Fri., Dec. 21, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky, following a long illness. He was born May 25, 1940 in Buffalo, New York, the son of James Robinson and Mary J. Ryan Robinson.

In 1960 he was married to Janet Julien. From 1962 to 1964 he served his country during the Vietnam Conflict in the US Army. In 1967 he and his wife started the First Apostolic Bible Church in Lawrenceburg. He was employed at Cincinnati Post for 26 years as a journalist. He was also a special correspondent for People magazine and Life magazine. He was employed as a reporter for the Lawrenceburg Register for several years before retiring in 2012. Bill also wrote a special column in the 50 Plus magazine in the religious section.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Janet Julien Robinson; son, Robert (Leigh A.) Robinson of Louisville, Kentucky; two daughters, Catherine (Andrew) Pickett of Lawrenceburg and Cynthia Chappell of Fairfield, Ohio; ten grandchildren, David, Dennis, Elizabeth, Jordon, McKenzie, Cooper, Jessica, Chase, Jacob, and Nicolas; four great grandchildren, Andrew, Gracie, Aubrey and Patience.

A service of jubilation was held today, Thurs., Dec. 27 at the First Apostolic Bible Church in Lawrenceburg. Bishop Paul Skaggs was service leader. Internment was in the Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.

The family would appreciate memorials go to the family for medical expenses.

Arrangements were entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro.

December 20, 2012

Robert Leonard "Bob" Carpenter Sr.

Robert Leonard "Bob" Carpenter, Sr., 89, of Madison, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 21 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison with burial in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service all at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the West Street Ministries, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jean Siebert

Betty Jean Siebert, 85, of Batesville, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in the St. John Church Cemetery, Huntersville. Memorials may be given tot he St. John Cemetery Fund in care of the Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, who is in charge of arrangements.

December 13, 2012

Cornie Burns

Cornie Burns, 94, of Sunman, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at her residence. She was born October 30, 1918 in Owsley County, KY, the daughter of Washington and Adell (Gilbert) Daniel.

Cornie married Roy Burns, Sr. on May 26, 1945 in South Lebanon, OH, and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2002. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and friend to many. Her family fondly remembers her famous chicken and dumplings. She was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Penntown.

Survivors include; daughters, Ruth Ann Lewis (special friend Jerry Martin) of Sunman, Verda M. Day of Moores Hill; sons, Roy (Mona) Burns, Jr. of Milan, Ronald Gene (Gloria) Burns of Sunman, and David Burns of Sunman; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Baker of Lawrenceburg, and Ruby Abner of Booneville, KY.

Cornie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy, a sister Alta Strong, and two brothers; Bobby Daniel and Claude Daniel.

Visitation for friends and family will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, Saturday, December 15, at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. The funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Tom Fehrman officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman.

Memorial donations may be directed to Sunman Volunteer Fire Department and the Sunman Life Squad. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.cookfuneral.com

Samuel Ronnie "Ron" Goff

Samuel Ronnie "Ron" Goff, 69, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 14 at 11 a.m. at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery south of Moores Hill. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m., also on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. www.sibbettmoore-.com to sign online register book.

Donald L. Hart

Donald L. Hart, 80, of Greensburg, passed away at the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, on Monday, December 10, 2012.

He was born on August 21, 1932 in New Pennington, and graduated from Greensburg High School in 1951.  He served in the U.S. Army for four years, including a tour of duty in the Korean War. He proudly drove for Hill-Rom in Batesville for 41 years, retiring in 1996.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Margaret Elaine (Roseberry) Hart; sister, Verna Sue Boyce, of Greensburg; five children, Kendall (Mary Ann) Hart of New Point, Phillip (Amy) Hart of Greensburg, Melanie (Donald) Mobley of Batesville, Brett (Lee) Lattis of Vevay, and Erin (Kenny) Morrow of Osgood; 21 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Jennifer (Douglas) Burns of Columbus, OH; son, Stewart N. Hart and his parents Norman and Devota Hart of Greensburg.

Donald was baptized in the New Pennington Christian Church and attended and graciously served the lord and his community through the First Christian Church in Greensburg.

Everyone is invited to a celebration of life service, which will be held at the First Christian Church in Greensburg, on Friday, December 14. An open visitation with family will be from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a brief funeral service, officiated by Rev. Danny Wolford. A private family burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the Kid's Closet, c/o First Christian Church, in his name. Online condolences can be made to the family at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg, is entrusted with arrangements.

James Alex Hughes

James Alex Hughes, 62, of Dillsboro, passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2012. He was born July 15, 1950 at Whitlatch Clinic and Hospital in Milan. He was raised at "The Brick" on Laughery Creek by his parents James H. "Trig" Hughes and Mary (Smith) Hughes.

Jim graduated from Dillsboro High School with the class of 1968, and attended Indiana State University, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in education. He continued his education at Indiana University in Bloomington, earning a Master's Degree in education.

He began his teaching career at Manchester Elementary School and later transferred to Dillsboro Elementary School where he spent the majority of his teaching career as a math teacher and assistant principal. When the corporation built a new middle school, Jim finished his career as a 7th and 8th grade math teacher. For 30 plus years in the South Dearborn Community Schools, he touched a number of students' lives both as a teacher and a driving instructor.

In 2001, he was married to Linda Schleicher. He enjoyed golfing, boating, cooking, spending time with his grandsons and raising his own garden.

In 2010, Jim was elected Dearborn County Councilman. He was a member of the Sons of The American Legion Post 292, and the Aurora Eagles Post 2022. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, James H. "Trig" Hughes.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Hughes; his loving wife, Linda; one son, James Edward Hughes and his wife, JoAnna, of Dillsboro; one daughter, Katherine Marie Hughes, of Elkhart; two grandchildren, James Joseph Hughes and Noah Alexander Diaz De Leon; one stepdaughter, Hannah Schleicher, of Sunman; three brothers, David (Letha) Hughes of Dillsboro; Timothy (Donna) Hughes, California, Jeff (Jennifer) Hughes of Hidden Valley Lake; and Jim's first wife, Carol Hughes, of Dillsboro; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and many, many friends.

Friends may meet his family on Friday, December 14, at Dillsboro Elementary School from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 11 a.m. at Dillsboro Elementary School. Pastor Tom Holt will be officiating, and the interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.

The family suggests memorials be made to the James Alex Hughes Technology Fund, which will support future Dillsboro students. Arrangements are entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.

December 6, 2012

Janice E. Dick

Janice E. Dick, 65, of Cincinnati, Ohio lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. She was born at Batesville on January 30, 1947 the daughter of Howard and Joyce Mahoney Dresselhaus.

Survivors include her mother Joyce; her son Mark Dresselhaus; grandchildren Tyler, Makenzie, and Alex; two sisters Jane and Jennifer Dresselhaus all of Greater Cincinnati. She was preceded in death by her father in 2003 and her grandparents George and Mayme Reamer Dresselhaus and John and Nellie Ball Mahoney.

Janice was a 1965 graduate of Versailles High School and a 1977 graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She retired from the car business in 2011.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 8 from 12-2 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Private graveside services will be held at St. Peter's Cemetery in Olean at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263.

Phyllis E. West

Phyllis E. West, 78, of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Greenwood Village South in Greenwood. She was born near Olean on March 8, 1934, the daughter of Howard and Hilda Lubbe Niles. She was married to Dale West on June 6, 1953 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Olean and he preceded her in death on January 15, 1998.

Survivors include one son, David (Margie) West of Milan; one daughter, Donna (Brian) Chatham of Greenwood; grandchildren, Blake, Whitney, and Zachary West, and Abby, Emily, and Carter Chatham; two brothers, Bob (Jane) Niles of Columbus and Arthur (Janie) Niles of St. Paul; one sister, Annita Zver of Addison, Illinois. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. West was a 1953 graduate of Cross Plains High School. For over 20 years she was the meal site manager and activities director for the Area 12 Council on Aging at the Versailles Senior Center.

Phyllis was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Dewberry where she played the organ and participated in the Ladies Aid Society.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Garrett Wickert officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the church or cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Lila J. Zeigler

Lila J. Zeigler, 82, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012. There will be a visitation for family and friends on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg. Funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7 at 12 p.m. also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.  Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, is entrusted with arrangements.