December 24, 2013

Wayne Hull

Wayne Hull, 88, of Versailles, formerly of Holton passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Hanover Nursing Center. He was born in the Hopewell Community near Holton on September 13, 1925 the son of Golden and Velma Waters Hull. He was married to Carole Gortemiller on March 29, 1947 and she preceded him in death on April 30, 2006.

Survivors include three sons, Merrill (Pat) Hull of Fairfield, Ohio, Jim (Carol) Hull of Waycross, Georgia, and Michael (Babs) Hull of Greenwood; two daughters, Cheryll (Jerry) Judge of Hanover and Phyllis Hull of Versailles; 14 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, and 38 great grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria Kitley of Indianapolis and Zuella McNew of Bright.

He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents, his brothers Keith Hull and Delmar Hull, his sister Phyllis Shaw, and his great-granddaughter Lexie Miller-Ritch.

Mr. Hull was a 1943 graduate of Holton High School. He was a veteran of WWII and obtained the rank of Sergeant with the Army Air Force. He served with the 41st Bomb Squadron as a Cryptographic Technician and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, American Theatre Ribbon, and the WWII Victory Medal. He was a former employee of Arvins in Columbus and retired in 1991 after 36 years with Bohn Aluminum in Greensburg where worked as a journeyman tool and die maker.

Mr. Hull was a former Little League coach, past president of the Osgood Civic Club, and was a former member of the Otter Creek Township Advisory Board. Wayne was a member of the Versailles American Legion and an 80-year member of the Hopewell Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 24 at 10 a.m. at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Barringer and Rev. Bob Harting officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund in care of Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Peggy L. Black

Peggy L. Black, 82, of Osgood, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at North Vernon on August 30, 1931, the daughter of William and Mary Agnes Ledford Weber.

Mrs. Black was married to Paul Edward Black on April 5, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Charlene Heidorn.

Survivors include two sons Michael (Karen) Black and Larry (Susan) Black both of Osgood, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Dilk of Osgood, and her brother-in-law William Heidorn of Lookout.

Mrs. Black was a former employee of Seagram’s and worked in wrapping and packing at Federal Mogul in Greensburg, retiring in 1996 after 31 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Osgood.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 23, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell of the Versailles Baptist Church officiating. Burial was at Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles.

Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department in care of the funeral home.