October 22, 2013

Esther L. Voss

Esther L. Voss, 80, of Shelbyville, formerly of Indianapolis and Milan, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville. She was born August 30, 1933 in Milan, the daughter of Walter F. and Mabel L. (Butt) Voss.

Survivors include her sisters, Ellie Brinkman of Lawrenceburg and Jinky (husband, Ray) Craft of Shelbyville; brother, Paul (wife, Sheryl) Voss of Batesville; sister-in-law, Emily Voss of Milan; nieces and nephews, Scott, Bill, Susan, Mark, Sue Ellen, Amy, Doug, Brian, David, Anne Marie and Brad. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Hank Voss in 2006.

Ms. Voss graduated from Milan High School in 1951 and received her bachelor's of science and master's degree from Indiana University. She taught school at Greendale in Lawrenceburg and Lawrence Township in Lawrence, retiring in 1994 after 40 years of service.

Esther was a member of Milan First Baptist Church, Tri Kappa, Indiana University Women’s Club, DKG Education Sorority and Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed golfing, sports and especially the sporting events her nieces and nephews participated in. After retiring, Ms. Voss devoted much of her time to caring for her great-nephew, Cole.

A gathering of friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, October 26, at Milan First Baptist Church, in Milan. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the church, with Harris Long officiating.

Services are entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory in Shelbyville. Memorial contributions may be made to Milan First Baptist Church, 112 S. Main St., Milan, Indiana 47031. Online condolences may be shared at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Jane S. Schuler

Jane S. Schuler, 64 of Napoleon, died Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Waters of Batesville. She was born April 26, 1949 in Batesville, the daughter of Frances (Nee: Vogelsang) and Paul Robinson. She married Robert Schuler on July 14, 1990 at St. Maurice Church in Napoleon and he survives.

Other survivors include her daughter Jodi (Vince) Young of Batesville; sons, Daniel (Misty) Palmer of Columbus, and Roger (Shannon) Palmer of Osgood; sister, Pam (Bob) Maloney of Greensburg; brother, Samuel Robinson of Sunman; grandchildren, Melinda, Megan, Makayla, Bradley, Kayden, Vianna, Nevaeh and Lana; and great grandchildren Maddison and Bryson. She was preceded in death by her parents.

A member of St. Maurice’s Church, her faith was important to her. She was active with the National Right to Life, which she believed in strongly and started each morning praying the rosary. Her family was her pride and joy and she loved being with her grandchildren.
A woman with many interests, her favorite hobby was going to yard sales, which apparently was an every weekend event with her sister. She enjoyed flower gardening and watching her birds, especially the cardinals, working crossword puzzles, word searches and was an avid reader. According to her family, she liked watching scary movies but hated Leprechauns and anything associated with them. Her family was also quick to point out they survived her cooking, mentioning something about her gravy and wallpaper paste, although her saving grace was her potato salad.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 26, at St. Maurice Church with Rev. John Geis officiating. A luncheon will follow the funeral and a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Pius Cemetery near Milan. The family requests memorials to the National Right to Life Organization or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Alethia “Lethie” Ann Woliung

Alethia “Lethie” Ann Woliung, 60 of Milan, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born Friday, January 9, 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Vernon Paul and Maude (Watson) Wheeler.

Alethia was a member of the Pierceville United Methodist Church, she enjoyed gospel singing, and playing cards, fishing, reading, and being a homemaker, but her greatest passion was being with her grandchildren and family. She worked for Defender Direct, Romweber Furniture in Batesville and BP Station in Delaware.

Alethia is survived by daughters: Nancy (Bill) Anderson of Milan, Jessica (Joel) Meyers of Milan; mother: Maude Wheeler of Milan; brother: Vernon (Sharon) Wheeler of Milan; sisters: Joyce (Larry) Noah of Clarksburg, Norma Banks of LaFayette, KY, Jackie (Bob) Kissell of Beaver Creek, Ohio; four grandchildren: August Stefan Anderson, Aimee Anderson, Erick and Emily Seaver all of Milan; ex-husband and good friend Alvin Woliung. She was preceded in death by her father: Vernon Wheeler and sister: Verna Lee Wheeler.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 22, 11 a.m. at Laws-Carr- Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastor Lloyd Hopper officiating. Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery in Milan. Memorials may be made to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to sign online register book.