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January 29, 2013
Clayton "Buddy" Anderson, Jr.
Clayton "Buddy" Anderson, Jr., 64, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 2, at 3 p.m. in the Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home, Rising Sun, with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of services. Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home, Rising Sun, is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Eugene Baugh
Jack Eugene Baugh, 79, of Benham, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born on June 6, 1933 in Owen County, the son of Harry and Mabel Hedrick Baugh. He married Audrey Lou Poling on May 28, 1955 in Versailles, and she preceded him in death on April 16, 2005.
Survivors include son, Greg A. (Christina) Baugh of North Vernon; daughter, Sherrilea Baugh of Bethpage, TN; grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer) Baugh, Jessica Baugh and Nathaniel Baugh; great grandchildren, Andrew and Katelyn Baugh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Carol Poling of Canaan, Joe and Debbie Poling of Nabb, Max and Joyce Poling of Canaan, Carolyn Poling of Butlerville; Doug Poling of Jeffersonville, and Kitty Poling of Madison; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Dorothy Simpson in 2012.
Jack spent his early life in Spencer and his family later moved to Ripley County. He was a 1951 graduate of Versailles High School. He was inducted into the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.
Jack had worked for Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg until 1974. He then began a career with Ohio Rod Products in Versailles in shipping and receiving, retiring on Jan. 1, 1996.
Jack resided in Benham for the past 49 years and was a member of the Benham United Methodist Church. He enjoyed square dancing with his wife with the Batesville Square Dancing Starlighters. He was an avid fisherman, mushroom hunter, and enjoyed woodworking and building model airplanes. Jack was a devoted husband, loving dad and devoted papa.
Funeral services are being held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, with Doug Sharp officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Final salute will be conducted by the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Full military honors will be conducted at the gravesite by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Batesville, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.
Gus Brashear, 76, of Dabney, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Waters of Batesville. He was born in Hazard, Kentucky on January 19, 1937, the son of Finley and Bessie Morris Brashear. He was married to Carol Mechler on February 9, 1957 and she survives.
Other survivors include one son Russell Brashear of Dabney; one daughter Kim Whaley of Cincinnati; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son and daughter-in-law Gus Jr. and Cindy Brashear, his sisters Irene Baker and Wanda Bentley, and his brothers Dana, Hoyt, and Victor Brashear.
Mr. Brashear was a former resident of Cincinnati where he worked as a machinist with the Cincinnati Enquirer. Gus was an ace mechanic and enjoyed his garden and working on his farm.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 28 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with burial in the Dabney Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Recycled Doggies of Cincinnati in care of the funeral home.
Gladys M. Moody
Gladys M. Moody, 76, of Milan, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Milan on February 23, 1936, the daughter of Roy and Mildred Rumsey Lattire.
Survivors include one daughter, Marla Ledbetter of Bloomington; grandchildren, Martin Ledbetter of Terre Haute and Shelby Ledbetter of Bloomington; and one brother, Floyd (Alta) Lattire of Hamilton, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Phyllis Haase, and her brother Gerald Lattire.
Mrs. Moody was a 1954 graduate of Milan High School and she was currently serving as clerk-treasurer for the town of Milan. She had also owned and operated beauty salons in Milan and Versailles and had served as Ripley County Court Reporter.
Gladys was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church, Milan Lions Club and the Eastern Star where she had served as Worthy Matron.
Funeral services will held Wednesday, January 30 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, along with Eastern Star services. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Milan Lions Club in care of the funeral home.
Paul John Richards
Paul John Richards, 85, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 5-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. John's United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Batesville VFW and American Legion. Memorials may be given to the St. John's United Church of Christ. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.
Fern L. Strimple, 89, of Osgood, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Willow Crossing in Columbus. She was born near Milan on May 23, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Edith Irene White Demaree. She was married to Norman Strimple in 1945 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1987.
Survivors include one daughter Bobbie Fellerman of Columbus; one son Wix Strimple of Braden, Florida; grandsons Marcus (Tanya) Strimple of Madison, Wisconsin, Matthew (Emily) Strimple of Fort Wayne, and Ethan Strimple of Muncie; one brother Jack (Betty) Demaree of Versailles; two sisters Vivian (Fred) Storie of Madison and Norma Lee Meacham of Rantoul, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Charles Michael Strimple, her brothers Charles (Sonny) Demaree and Edward Demaree, and her sisters Faye Sloan and Edna Horton.
Mrs. Strimple was a 1941 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a former employee of the Osgood Dry Cleaners and also G. A. Tripletts Pharmacy in Osgood.
Fern was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church and had served as Cub Scout Den Mother.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 27 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Buck officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Hospice of South Central Indiana in care of the funeral home.
January 22, 2013
William Gary Cone
William Gary Cone, age 75, of Moores Hill, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on May 28, 1937 in Hamilton, Ohio to William Cone and Ada Mead Cone.
Bill graduated from Central Vocational High School and worked in the building trades.
He is survived by his loving wife, Linda C. Cone; two sons, Kenneth W. Cone of Versailles, and Kevin J. Cone of Guilford; many cousins and many, many friends.
A concelebrated funeral mass was held Monday, January 21, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, located near Sunman, with Fr. Frank Eckstein and Fr. Chris Craig as celebrants. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in St. Bernard, Ohio. Memorials may be given to St. Nicholas Catholic Church School Building Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.
Paul E. Disney
Paul E. Disney, 84, of Sunman, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013. Visitation for friends and family will be Thursday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Milan. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sunman Rescue 20 Squad. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.cook-funeral.com
Wilma E. Loh
Wilma E. Loh, age 94, a resident of the Waters of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Waters of Rising Sun. Wilma was born December 1, 1918 in Ohio County to William and Myrtle Kinnett Wehmeyer. To this union three children were born, Wilma, James, and Omer. Her parents and both of her brothers have preceded her in death.
Wilma graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1938. Wilma was married to George Loh in April of 1940, and he passed away on January 24, 1995.
From 1952 to 1966 Wilma and George resided in the Cass Union School area and Wilma was very active in PTA work. She was involved in Happy Homemakers, and helped in the county extension office setting up activities for 4H and home economics clubs.
She resided in Batesville for 40 years, and was a long time member of the United Methodist Church of Batesville. In November of 2009 Wilma became a resident of the Waters of Rising Sun.
Surviving are her three children, Donna (Wayne) Uhlmansiek of West Chester, OH, Dennis (Brenda) Loh of Columbus, and Gary (Elizabeth) Loh of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren, Kathryn Uhlmansiek Statzer (Kevin), David Uhlmansiek (Kristi), Gregory Loh (Amy), Rebecca Loh, and Christina Loh Smith (Nathan); and nine great grandchildren, ages 3-11.
A celebration of Wilma's life will be Wednesday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro, with Pastor Larry Dimick officiating. Friends may meet her family on Tuesday January 22, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Memorials may be given to Batesville United Methodist Church or to the MS society. DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is entrusted with arrangements.
Omer G. Rieckers
Omer G. Rieckers, 90, of Brownstown, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 25, 1922 in Jackson County, the son of Clarence and Rose (Krumme) Rieckers. He married Wilma Auffenberg and she preceded him in death. He then married Mary English, who also preceded him in death. He married Nora Brown, and she survives in Brownstown.
Survivors include two sons, Randall (Deloris) Rieckers of Brownstown and Roger (Tammy) Rieckers of Georgetown; four daughters, Diane (Phil) Darlage, Carolyn (Glenn) Benter, and Judy (Don, Jr.) Myers, all of Seymour, and Kay (Randy) Ude of Brownstown; three stepsons, Kendall Brown of Atoka, TN, Grant (Sandy) Brown of Versailles, and William Engish of Virginia; five stepdaughters, Deidre Tranter of Cherokee, NC, Jodi Brown of Osgood, Vickie Loyo and Kathy Combs, both of Seymour, and Terri Montgomery of Franklin; two sisters, Dorothy Hischke of Columbus, and Doloris (Norman) Eggersman of Seymour; sister-in-law, Beulah Pottschmidt of Seymour; ten grandchildren; several step grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, one brother, Earl Rieckers, and one brother-in-law, John Hischke.
Omer was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers. He served his country as a Technical Sergeant from 1944-1946 in World War II. He was a construction worker, salesman, and farmer.
Omer enjoyed pulling horses, as well as announcing for horse pulls, for 64 years. He was also an avid hunter. He was a former member of the Jackson County Fair Board and an active member of the Crothersville VFW Post 1083 and the Brownstown American Legion.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers, with Pastor Craig Muhlbach officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, and from noon until time of the service on Wednesday, at the church. Military honors will be presented by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
Memorials may be given to the St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers or Schneck Medical Center Hospice. Spurgeon Funeral Home, Brownstown, is entrusted with arrangements.
Betty L. Voss, 86 of North Vernon and formerly of Milan, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Waters Health Care Center in Dillsboro. Betty was born Tuesday, July 6, 1926 in Jennings County, the daughter of John Olin and Bessie Mae (Deppe) Clarkson. She married Donald (Fooz) Voss on January 18, 1947 and he preceded her in death on September 18, 2003.
Betty was the former owner and operator of the Charm Beauty Shop in Milan for several years, was a former member and president of the Milan Town Board, had served as a member on the Water Board, the Ripley County Zoning Board, and the building committee for the Milan Elementary School. She was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church.
Betty is survived by daughter, Mary Chris (David) Cross of Milan; grandchildren, Dana and Meagan Cross of Milan, and Donn (Julie) Cross of North Vernon; great grandchildren, Courtney, Zachary, and Cody Cross of North Vernon; and brother, Francis Clarkson of North Vernon. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Mary E. Bland, brothers William and Allen Clarkson, and grandson Ryan Cross.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 26, at 11 a.m. at the Milan First Baptist Church, Milan with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Burial will be in Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the Milan First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Adam Miller Memorial Fund, checks payable to Dove-Sharp-Rudicial Funeral Home, who recently passed away, and was a close friend to the family.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements. Visit www.lawscarr-moore.com for a picture, obituary or to sign the online register book.
Matthew Willman, 17, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. He was born in Murfeesboro, Tennessee, the son of James Willman, Jr. and Jaclyn Begley.
Survivors include his mother, Jaclyn Begley of Lawrenceburg; one brother, Christopher Begley of Lawrenceburg; two sisters, Ciarra Williams of Cincinnati and Adrian Mariah Willman of Madison; grandparents Vickie Fletcher of Versailles with whom he made his home, Charles Begley of Lawrenceburg, and Stephanie Hampton of Murfeesboro, Tennessee; great grandparents Grover and Joyce Fletcher of Versailles and David Begley of Versailles; also uncles David Fletcher of Aurora, Tim Fletcher of Kentucky, James Begley and David Begley both of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his father.
Matthew was a former resident of Havelock, North Carolina and while in school there he participated in wrestling where he medaled four times and was named all-conference.
Currently he was a sophomore at South Ripley where he participated in the Spanish Club.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.
January 15, 2013
Roberta J. Ashcraft
Roberta J. Ashcraft, 90, of Milan, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Versailles on September 15, 1922, the daughter of Arnold and Laura Elrod Stutler. She was married to Donald Ashcraft on November 23, 1940 and he preceded her in death on June 27, 1993.
Survivors include one son, Randy (Tina) Ashcraft of Milan; one daughter, Sharon (Cletus) Stephens of Westport; four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ron (Janet) Stutler of Versailles and Gary (Judy) Stutler of Friendship; one sister, Margie (Bud) Stevens of Moores Hill. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son Donald Ashcraft Jr., brothers Merle, Wallace, Ernie, and Daryl Stutler, and her great grandson Caydan Morling.
Mrs. Ashcraft worked as a cook for the Milan schools, Milan Health Care Center, and also at Dillsboro Manor. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 18 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be in the New Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
Michael Addison "Mike" Hunter
Michael Addison "Mike" Hunter, 41 of Milan, passed away Friday January 11, 2013 at Margaret Mary Hosptial at Batesville. Mike was born Thursday, October 14, 1971 in Batesville, the son of Elmer A. and Evelyn (Bushhorn) Hunter. He married Starla (Shelton) Hunter on April 24, 1993 and she survives.
Mike was a loader operator for the Harrison Sand and Gravel Co. for many years. He was a member of the Milan First Baptist Church, and enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, and the outdoors. He was an avid NASCAR, Colts, and Florida Gators fan. He was a former coach for the Milan Summer League T-Ball.
Mike is survived by his wife, Starla of Milan; sons Cory and Eric Hunter both of Milan and Christopher Hunter of Aurora; daughter Ashley Hunter of Milan; granddaughter Mackenzie Hunter of Aurora; parents Elmer and Evelyn Hunter of Milan; and in-laws Ronald and Shirley Shelton of Versailles. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brooklyn Hunter.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 14, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Rev. Harris Long officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Methodist Cemetery south of Sunman.
Expressions of sympathy may be given to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign the online guest book or make a condolence.
Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Mathews
Mrs. Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Mathews, 78, of Dillsboro, passed away Friday evening, January 11, 2013 at the Waters of Dillsboro. Jackie was born March 26, 1934 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Henry and graduated from Immaculata High School. She was raised in an orphanage in Mt. Adams and went to college for training as a nurses's aide.
Jackie was employed as a nurse's aide at Hildebrand Nursing Home in Cincinnati for several years. She also worked at Big Lots for a period of time.
Jackie married Donald Mathews on December 16, 1953 and they were the parents of six children.
Jackie was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church and was a diehard Reds fan. She would sit in her chair with her cat and listen to every game. Her favorite place to eat was at Captain D's for a fish sandwich. Jackie had many friends at the apartment complex where she and Don resided.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Mathews; four sons, Stephen (Becky) Mathews, and Kenneth (Cheryl) Mathews, both of Cross Plains, Douglas (Carol) Mathews of Medina, OH and Timothy Mathews of Columbus, OH; one daughter, Sandra (Danny) Clatterbuck of Madison, Virginia; one brother, Bobby (Cathy) Henry of Delhi, OH; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, David Mathews and a brother, Joseph Henry.
Funeral services for Jackie will be Saturday, January 19, at 11 a.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro, with Pastor Dennis Alstott and Pastor Jann Heseman officiating. Friends may meet her family at the funeral home prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Memorials may be given to the family to help with medical expenses. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.
Eugene L. Owens
Eugene L. Owens, 91, of Osgood, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Signature Health Care in Bedford, Kentucky. He was born at Rushville on August 2, 1921, the son of Glenn and Ethel Goodpaster Owens.
Survivors include three brothers, Joe (Susan) Owens, John (Kathryn) Owens, and Charlie Owens all of Osgood; two sisters, Lou Trueblood of Salem and Georgia (Jerry) Adkinson of Elrod. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Rawley Dale, Harold Edward, Russell, Jim, and Denny Owens, and his sister Faye Mills. Survivors also include his sister-in-law and caretaker Beverly Owens.
Mr. Owens was a Marine Veteran of WWII where he served as a Corporal participating in action at Iwo Jima, the Volcano Islands, and in the Occupation of Japan. He served his country from 1943 to 1946 and was a Rifle Expert and Bayonet qualified.
In civilian life Mr. Owens was a farmer, a certified mechanic, and had worked for his brother Denny at Owen's Auction Barn. He also enjoyed racing stock cars and harness racing. With his favorite horse Thunder, Gene won many races, ribbons and trophies.
Gene was a member of the Napoleon VFW.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 16 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Michael Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery at Osgood with military rites by the Napoleon VFW and the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Napoleon VFW in care of the funeral home.
January 8, 2013
Ethel F. Anderson
Ethel F. Anderson, 95, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Ripley Crossing at Milan. Ethel was born Sunday, September 23, 1917 at Dabney, the daughter of Guy and Katherine (Fletcher) Smith. She married John M. Anderson on July 9, 1949 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 1998.
Ethel was a homemaker and enjoyed reading. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Ethel is survived by a son, Gary Anderson of Milan; and several nieces and nephews including Pat (Wayne) Asche of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her husband, brother Ernest Smith and sisters Mildred Newhart and Florence McAlister.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 6, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastors Harris Long and Charles Miller officiating. Burial was in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Memorials may go to the Activity Fund at Ripley Crossing.
Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements. Visit www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign the online register book or leave a condolence.
Alona Jean Hafer
Alona Jean Hafer, 65, of Batesville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at her home. A memorial service was held Sun., Jan. 6 at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville with Rev. Bill Vines officiating. Memorials are requested to go to the Hansen Center, Batesville.
Wilma Hall, 88, of Milan, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at Elnora in Davies County on October 28, 1924, the daughter of Wiley and Mary Hudson Edmondson.
Survivors include one son, Tom (Maxine) Hall of Mesa, Arizona; two daughters, Pat (John) McKittrick of Milan and Cathy (Tim) Warner of Columbus; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marion Kester, and her brothers Wiley and Ivan Edmondson.
Mrs. Hall had worked as a nursing home administrator at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute and was a member of the First Assembly of God at Terre Haute.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 10 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Charles Miller officiating. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery at Terre Haute at 11 a.m. on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Milan Church of Christ in care of the funeral home.
Milton J. Kessens
Milton J. Kessens, 97, of Batesville, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 9, from 4-7 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads. Burial will be in St. Paul Church Cemetery, Crossroads with graveside military services. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Cemetery or St. Marks Cemetery c/o the funeral home. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is entrusted with arrangements.
Juanita Mahaffey, 87, daughter of Marvin F. Nickell and Dorothy Ellen Wells Nickell, joined her beloved family in eternal rest on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William D Mahaffey and her only brother William M. Nickell.
Survivors include three sons, Bill, Jim and Rick. Juanita had three grandchildren Ellen, David and Nick all who are married and have Juanita's four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and countless cousins on both the Wells and Nickell sides of her family. Her husband's larger family both loved and will miss Juanita. One niece has her home in the Batesville area, Wanda Jean Mahaffey Rose. Several other nieces and nephews are located in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
Juanita developed a love of music early in her life, she especially enjoyed playing and teaching piano. Later she and her husband found gardening, cooking and enjoying time with friends and family were keys to their happiness. Juanita was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother showing her love and concern for all her family.
Services were held at Pasadena Funeral Chapel, Saturday, January 5. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to a local cancer charity, Juanita was a breast cancer survivor for 11 years.
Donald R. "Don " McClure
D. R. "Don " McClure, 75, of North Vernon, formerly of Madison, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his home. He was born April 23, 1937 in Jefferson County, the son of Cecil Y. and Rowetta Brindley McClure. He married Janice L. Hankins on May 22, 1954 at the Brookville United Methodist Church and she survives in North Vernon.
Other survivors include two sons, Rick (Karen) McClure and Randy (Michelle) McClure, both of Madison; one daughter, Donan (Kevin) Vance of North Vernon; two sisters, Dolly Stutler of Milan and Betty (Arlen) Hooker, both of Milan; one brother, Victor (Jean) McClure of Houston, TX; one sister-in-law, Judy (Bob) Steele of Versailles; nine grandchildren, Randy David McClure (Nikki), Michelle McQueen (Jason), Daniel McClure, Matthew McClure, Rebecca Cart, Amanda Vance, Zach Vance, Kiersten McClure and Kaden McClure; five great grandchildren, Michael McClure, Ethan McClure, David Lee Hayes, Amber Lipperd and Taylor Dobbins; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
Don resided most of his life in Madison and was a member of the North Madison Christian Church for over 50 years. He was employed for 49 years with the Madison State Hospital retiring as grounds foreman. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing, hunting, collecting clocks and being with his family. He resided since September 2012 in North Vernon.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, with Bro. Robby King officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, near Madison. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the North Madison Christian Church Building Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.morgan-nay.com.
Jesse James Mobley
Jesse James Mobley, 76, of Dillsboro, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Dearborn County Hospital following a brief illness. Jesse was born June 4, 1936 in Livingston, KY, the son of Daniel Mobley and Ella Clark Mobley.
At age 18, he began employment with Aurora Casket Company and spent 52 years there before his retirement.
In 1988, Jesse was married to Marian Eiklor, and they spent several great years together.
Jesse loved his vegetable garden, which never grew a weed in it, and loved his John Deere equipment. When Jesse started at Aurora Casket, his first paycheck was used to buy a bicycle for his brother, Kenneth. He loved his family, even a neighbor boy called him "grandpa ".
Jesse leaves behind a large family who will miss him very much. They include, his faithful wife, Marian; two daughters, Florenda (Ron) Hensley of Valdosta, GA and Linda (Joe) Butsch of Hebron, KY; a stepdaughter, Deborah (Ed) Johnson of Osgood; and a stepson, Skip (Deborah Stamm) Hudson of Dillsboro; 12 grandchildren, Anne (Andre) Perron, Chad Hensley, Salli (Mike) Carter, Andrew Hensley, Cameron Hensley, Joey (Christina) Butsch, Leah Butsch, Lisa (Al) Sellers, Ed (Tricia) Johnson, Jr., Cindy (Tim) Cottingham, Danielle (Jeremy) Stutler, and Christa Robinson; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, George Mobley and Kenneth Mobley; two sisters, Dortha Whitaker and Moudie Lunsford; and many friends from his many years at Aurora Casket Co.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister.
Friends may meet Jesse's family on Thursday, January 10 at DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, from 10 a.m. until the service time at 12:30 p.m. His grandson, Pastor Joe Butsch, will officiate and he will be laid to rest in the Oakdale Cemetery.
The family would appreciate memorials to the Ripley County Animal Shelter or to the Heart House in Aurora. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.
Kathleen L. New
Kathleen L. New, 89, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013. Funeral services were held Monday, January 7, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Burial followed in Hogan Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Holman Christian Union Church, Salvation Army or the heart fund. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was entrusted with arrangements. Visit www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign the online register book or leave a condolence.
Jewell E. Peebles
Jewell E. Peebles, 89, of Burlington, KY, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Florence, KY.
He was a retired estimator/designer with Display Sales Corporation. He was a member of Burlington Baptist Church, and was a musician and artist that enjoyed woodworking, sketching, carving and sculpting. He was also an Army Air Corps Veteran.
Jewell was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Lou Peebles in 1981.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Anna Louise Peebles of Burlington, KY; daughter, Joanna (Larry) Parks of Ruther Glen, VA; son, Bill (Suzie) Peebles of Naalehu, Hawaii; sister, Elnora (Bill) Springer of Indianapolis; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, January 8, at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, KY.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, KY, is entrusted with arrangements.
John W. Rinehart
John W. Rinehart, 59, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at his home. He was born in Cincinnati on October 12, 1953, the son of James and Ella Schellenberger Rinehart. He was married to Linda Perry on October 31, 1980 and she survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Amanda (Marcus) Roll of Sidney, Ohio, Shannon (Rob) Goddard, and Becky Rinehart both of Versailles; six grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Geraldine) Schibi of Norwood, Ohio; along with several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Rinehart was employed for 39 years as a machinist with C. W. Zumbiel at Hebron, Kentucky retiring in June of 2012. He had played bass and drums for the band Cannonball Express. John was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 9 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. David Shivers officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Lee Ann Rueter
Lee Ann Rueter, 55, of Cincinnati, OH, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 at Pleasant Ridge Care Center in Cincinnati. She was born February 28, 1957 in Batesville, the daughter of John Rueter and Norma Hughes Rueter.
Due to her illness, Lee Ann spent the majority of her life in the hospital in Cincinnati.
She is survived by many cousins and four aunts, and was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may meet her family at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro on Wednesday, January 9, from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Tom Holt will officiate and she will be laid to rest in the Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Pleasant Ridge Care Center in Cincinnati. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.