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May 30, 2013

Janet D. Allen

Janet D. Allen of Moores Hill, passed away Sunday May 26, 2013 at her resi-dence. She was born Satur-day April 27, 1940 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Ervine and Ruth (Eubanks) Rhoades. She married William Allen April 4, 1991 and he preceded her in death January 27, 1999.

Janet enjoyed spending time with her family taking care of the house.

Janet is survived by sons: Allen Leggett of Moores Hill, Curtis Leggett of Cincinnati, OH, and Carl (Regina) Leggett of Batavia OH; daughter: Cynthia Leggett Fairfield, OH; seven grandchildren. Her parents and one daughter Brenda Leggett preceded her in death.

Graveside services were held Wednesday May 29, at New Craven Cemetery, with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home.

Maxine L. Creigmile

Maxine L. Creigmile, 73, of Versailles passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Pierceville on January 16, 1940, the daughter of Elza and Ida Meyer Cash. She was married to Kenneth Creigmile on January 3, 1959 and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons Jeff (Cindy) Creigmile of Centerville, and Steve Creigmile of Versailles; two daughters Julie (Mark) Franklin of Holton, and Cathy Creigmile of Florence, Kentucky; six grandchildren Adam Creigmile of St. Cloud, Florida, Brian Baugh of Bridgetown, Ohio, Caleb Creigmile with the United States Marines stationed at Camp Lejune, North Carolina, Isaac and Jacob Creigmile both of Centerville, and Ashlynn Hubbard of Florence, Kentucky; three great-grandchildren and one sister Betty Myers of Aurora.

Her parents and her brother Earl Cash preceded her in death.

Mrs. Creigmile was raised in Osgood and was a 1958 graduate of Osgood High School. She received her degree from Marian College and was a registered nurse for 20 years working at Muscatatuck and also the Decatur County Hospital. She was also an avid bird watcher and had attended bird watching gatherings in Tennessee and New York.

Maxine was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Buck of the Osgood First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Tanglewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Cemetery or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

John B. Oesterling

John B. Oesterling, Sr., 79 of Batesville, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at Margaret Mary Health, Batesville. He was born August 22, 1933 in Batesville, the son of Leona (nee: Meyer) and William Oesterling. He married Barbara Silkirk and she preceded him in death in 1972. On September 9, 1989 he married Karen Lightner at Batesville United Methodist Church.

He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He also worked for Hill-Rom in the shipping department for 37 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Holy Family Church and a former long time member of the Eagle Fire Company.

Survivors include wife Karen; daughters, Theresa Hornberger of Batesville, Catherine Blanken of Oldenburg, Michelle Sitterding of Batesville, Amy Grimme of Charlotte, NC., Ingrid Oesterling of Greensburg; stepdaughter, Amy Gunter of Batesville; son, Chris Oesterling of Oldenburg; stepson Troy Ilderton of Oldenburg; sister, Helen Enneking of Oldenburg; 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by daughter, Donna Blanken; son, John Oesterling, Jr.; sisters, Kate Pohlman, Claire Moorman and brother, Herb Oesterling.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 22 at the Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Batesville VFW Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271.

 The family requests memorials to St. Judes Children's Hospital or the Eagle Fire Co.

Marie M. Rhodes

Marie M. Rhodes, 80, of Milan passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Rushville on September 14, 1932, the daughter of Tellas J. and Martha June Medsker Rhodes.

Many nieces, nephews and good friends survive her. Her parents, two sisters, Eileen B Rhodes and Martha Ann Walton, one nephew, and one great nephew preceded her in death.

Ms. Rhodes worked for the Osgood Shoe Factory and retiring in 1992 after 27 years. Marie was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church in Osgood and she loved listening and watching the Cincinnati Reds. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Father Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.

May 23, 2013

Casey Lee Crowell

Casey Lee Crowell, 42, of Bloomington, formerly of Osgood, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. He was born September 13, 1970 in Batesville, the son of Gregory Lee and Barbara "Peach" Rohrer Crowell.

Casey had attended Jac-Cen-Del High School. He had worked as an ironworker for South East Boiler Rigger out of Bedford, Kentucky. He enjoyed four wheeling, camping, boating and was a great cook.

Survivors include his parents Greg and Peach Crowell of Carrollton, Kentucky; one daughter, Brianna Crowell of Napoleon; three sons, Jacob, John and Sam Crowell of Bloomington; one brother, Todd Crowell of Milton, Kentucky and grandmothers, Jerry Crowell of Osgood and Helen Terry of Carrollton, Kentucky.

His loving companion and mother of his three sons, Jamie Lutes Crowell, also survives.

A memorial service will be held at Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, today, Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the family.

Arrangements by Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood. www.nealsfuneralhome.net

Jon G. Elam

Jon G. Elam, 58, of Versailles passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Silver Memories Nursing Home near Versailles. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on May 9, 1955, the son of Karl and Ruth Geraldine (Gerri) Worley Vessel Elam.

He was married to Terri Billger on June 9, 2006 and she survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Nicole Elam of Madison and Mikayla Elam at home; one stepdaughter Kendra Craig of Naples, Florida; one brother Wayne (Liz) Elam of Pensacola, Florida; two sisters, Rhonda (Jeff) Makstaller and Pat Devaud both of Dillsboro; four grandchildren and his mother-in-law Jeris Billger of Versailles. His parents, and his sister Jackie Rosier preceded him in death.

Mr. Elam was an independent drywall contractor having done the drywall and finish work on several homes in the Versailles area.

A celebration of Jon's life will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at the home of Jeff and Rhonda Makstaller at 15565 Boyd Road in Dillsboro.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice in care of Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Tony Jacob Oesterling

Tony Jacob Oesterling, 90, Osgood, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at St. Andrews Health Care Center in Batesville. He was born April 24, 1923, in Greensburg. He married Betty Knose, who preceded him in death.

He was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon. Tony was a past employee of Stewart Farm Seeds of Greensburg, Swinney Farm Implement of Versailles, and Steve Wilson of Napoleon. He was a farmer all of his life.

Survivors include sons, James (Doreen) Oesterling, Greensburg, and Mark (Angie) Oesterling of Moores Hill; daughter, Mary White of Osgood; sister, Thelma Bedel, Greensburg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Tony was preceded in death by one son, Michael; two sisters, Alvina Moormann and Alma Menkaus; and one brother, Albert.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 20, at St. Maurice Catholic Church with the funeral immediately following. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Maurice Catholic Church or Margaret Mary Hospice. Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with the arrangement.

Melvin E. Palmer

Melvin E. Palmer, 70, of Thonotosassa, FL., passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at his home. He was born January 22, 1943 in Ripley County, the son of George L. and Mae Belle (Thomas) Palmer.

Survivors include nine daughters, Cindy Dunn of Thonotosassa, Bonnie Seal of Lawrenceburg, Pat Sheley of Bushnell, FL., Judy Snow of Madison, Peggy Simpson of Tampa, FL., Rita May Palmer of Shelbyville, Peggy Palmer, Karen Palmer, Rose Palmer, all of Shelbyville; six sons, Billy Dunn of Bushnell, FL., Dickie Dunn of Tampa, FL., Bobby Dunn of Thonotosassa, FL., Nickie Dunn of Bushnell, FL., Eddie Dunn of Aurora, Eugene Dunn of Milan; three brothers, Kenny Palmer of Shelbyville/Rushville, Eugene Palmer of Shelbyville/Rushville, Allen Palmer of Shelbyville/Rushville; two sisters, Pearl Palmer of Shelbyville/Rushville, Edna Burdett of Shelbyville/Rushville; 35 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews His parents, devoted companion Nola Pearl (Wilburn) Dunn; daughter, Janet Schmeltz; son, Lonnie Dunn; six brothers, Leroy, Harry, Steve, Glenn, Frances and Lester Palmer and three sisters, Marie Thomas, Madeline Stone and Mary Roy preceded him in death.

Mr. Palmer was a 1961 graduate of New Marion High School. He was inducted into the United States Army on January 5, 1965 in Versailles, rising to the rank of SP 4 T, serving during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Marksman M-14 Medal. He was honorably discharged November 3, 1967.

He was a concrete finisher for Mid-Florida Curb in Tampa. He was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and was also a member of the VFW in Florida.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay with Rev. Ron Lee officiating.  Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery, near Patriot. The Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 will hold full military rites at the cemetery.

Visitation will be held today, Thursday, May 23 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the family via the funeral home.

May 16, 2013

Anna L. Kelley

Anna L. Kelley, 89, of Osgood, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born in Cincinnati on November 20, 1923, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Martin Blackburn.

She was married to Lawrence Clarkson and he preceded her in death in 1945. She was married to John Kelley in December of 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1980.

Survivors include three sons Daniel Kelley of Harrison, OH., Dorman Kelley, and John (Lisa) Kelley both of Cincinnati; two daughters Mary Jo Massie of Cincinnati and Connie (Mark) Buchanan of Versailles; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren; one brother Dorman Blackburn of Indianapolis.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Barry Kelley, her daughter-in-law Darlene Kelley, and her brother Roy Blackburn.

Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker and worked for several years as a custodian for the Highland Greens Apartments in Cincinnati. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Cincinnati.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Cincinnati with Father Leonard Wenke officiating. Burial will be St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorials may be given to the activities fund of the Manderley Health Care Center in care of the funeral home.

Lloyd Donald Lows

Lloyd Donald "Don" Lows of Dillsboro passed away Wednesday May 15, 2013 at the Dearborn County Hospital at Lawrenceburg. He was born Thursday June 5, 1930 near Hogan Hill in Dearborn County, the son of Albert E. and Florence (Howard) Lows. He married Juanita Willoughby February 14, 1953 and she survives.

Don graduated from Moores Hill High School with the class of 1948 and served his country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Kent Express in Aurora, I&M Electric Co. National Container Co. and Calumet Construction, helping with the construction of US 50 through Aurora.

He then was a member of the Rising Sun Police Dept. before hiring on in the security department at Fernald. He then joined the Indiana State Police in 1959 retiring as a Master Trooper in 1985. After his retirement from ISP, he worked as a investigator for the Dearborn County Prosecutors Office in Adult Protective Services. He later worked for Robinson Swales and Hillenbrand Security retiring again in 1995.

Mr. Lows attended the Hope Baptist Church at Dillsboro, enjoyed his white Buick convertible, and attending fundraising events especially the ones where food was being served.

He enjoyed spending time with family and talking about his days as a state trooper.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jaunita, sons, Steven (Valerie) Lows of Scottsdale, AZ., and Douglas Lows of Holton; daughter, Donna Lows of Colorado Springs, CO., and grandchildren Jared and Miranda Lows. He was preceded in death by siblings Maxine Miller, Justin Lows, Calvin Lows, and Wanda Godfrey.

Services will be Saturday May 18, 2013, 10 a.m. at Hope Baptist Church, Dillsboro with Pastor Tom Holt officiating.

The Indiana State Police will provide full Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Hogan Hill Cemetery north of Moores Hill with military rites by the Dearborn County Veterans Organization. Visitation will be Friday May 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to sign the online register book.

Aubrey Souder

Aubrey "Howard" Souder, 78, of New Marion, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born in Corinth, Kentucky on October 29, 1934, the son of Aubrey and Grace Howard Souder.

He was married to Dolores Meisberger on December 8, 1988 and she survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Robert (Terri) Souder of Lawrenceville, GA., Richard (Tammy) Souder, and Rodney (Pam) Souder both of Paducah, KY.; stepdaughter Regina Allison of New Marion; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

His parents and his sisters Wanda and Lois preceded him in death.

Mr. Souder worked for many years as a sales representative for HH Gregg in Indianapolis. He served in the US Navy from 1953 to 1955 and received the Good Conduct Medal.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Cemetery at Madison with full military honors. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the New Marion Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

May 9, 2013

Dorothy "Dottie" J. Denni

Dorothy "Dottie" J. Denni, 76, of Sunman, passed away Monday, May 6, 2013. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 9 from 4-8 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman and from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, May 10 at St. John United Church of Christ in Penntown, with funeral services immediately following. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital or Patient Services at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Cook Funeral Home, Sunman, is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur L. Meyer

Arthur L. (Art) Meyer, 88 of Westfield, formerly of Moores Hill, passed away Sunday May 5, 2013, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Carmel.

He was born Thursday May 8, 1924 in Mt. Sinai, the son of August and Mabel (Prichard) Meyer.He married Ruth (Renner) Meyer July 31, 1954 and she preceded him in death March 4, 2003.

Mr. Meyer served his country in both the navy and marine corp. He worked at the Miller Hardware and Lumber Company in Moores Hill. He was a contractor and a farmer. He was a member of the Moores Hill Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Floyd Becker Post #209 of the American Legion.Art enjoyed his family and friends.

Art is survived by daughter, Paula McIntosh of Westfield; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth Meyer, one brother Roger Meyer, and one sister Edwa Meyer.

Funeral services will be Saturday May 11, 2:00 p.m. at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill with Pastor Ted Hamrick officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 12-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Moores Hill Methodist Church or Mt. Sinai Cemetery.Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com for the online condolence book.

Betsy Louise Scott

Betsy Louise Scott, 83, Osgood, passed away April 30, 2013. Services were private. Arrangements are entrusted with Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood.

May 2, 2013

Polly Diehls

Polly Diehls, 96 of Milan, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.  Polly was born Tuesday April 24, 1917, in Mallie, KY, the daughter of Samuel and Rhoda (Reynolds) Allen.

She worked as a school teacher for 44 years in several locations: Pippa Passes, KY; Alice Lloyd College; four years at Dillsboro; and finishing her last 26 years at Milan. She was a member of the Pilgrim Home Church, and belonged to the Indiana State Teachers Association, and National Education Association. Polly enjoyed her family and friends.

Polly is survived by daughters: Linda (Phillip) Howell of Shelbyville, Deborah (Bruce) Stephens of Milan, four grandsons, Jess King, Bill, Brandon, and Cody Stephens.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be Monday May 6, 11:00 a.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Brothers Robert Haney and Curtis Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in New Cravens Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Pilgrim Home Church or Rescue 30. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign the on line condolence book.

Timmy R. "Hutch" Huckaby

Timmy R. "Hutch" Huckaby, 52, passed away at his residence in Milford, Ohio on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Survivors include wife, Tina (Gibson) Huckaby; parents, Billy and Sharlet Huckaby and mother Janie (Holt) Huckaby; children, Randy Roberts, Robert Stoy, Eric Gibson, Nicholaus (Stephanie) Sprowl and Samantha Kibler; grandchildren, Dakota, Chaz, Landon, Milo, Tyler, Chloe, Makayla, Kadyn, Chase, Gabriel and Gavin; siblings, Darrell (Sandy) Huckaby, Mark (Shannon) Huckaby, Antonio (Irene) Huckaby, Shane Flatt, Chris Flatt, Jason Flatt, Chantay Jones and Janice Bradstreet; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hutch was the vice president of the EastGate Classics Chevy Club and an avid outdoorsman.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, with Brother Earl Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.skfuneralhome.com.