October 17, 2013

Lewis R. Hyde

Lewis R. (Louie) Hyde, 93 of Moores Hill passed away Tuesday, October 15 at his residence.  Louie was born July 17, 1920 in Moores Hill, the son of Foster and Lorene (Works) Hyde.  He married Althea Herndon January 1, 1947, who preceded him in death in 1954.  He later married Katherine Payton November 4, 1960 and she preceded him in death July 24, 2004.

Louie was a WWII veteran joining the Army Air Corps in 1942 as a navigator of a B24 bomber.  He flew 35 missions over Germany.  After service, Louie worked as an electrical operator at I&M.  He also worked at Ford Brothers Inc. as a truck driver, Seagram’s, and also served as a mail carrier.  He was a member of the Moores Hill Methodist Church, and was a charter member of the South Sparta Community Church.  He also was a 64 year member of the Moores Hill American Legion.

Louie was very proud of his military background having attended meetings of his unit both at his home airfield in England and also in the US.  He also recently attended an honor flight to Washington DC. Louie also farmed most of his life and in later years was on the board of directors of the liar’s table at the Reservation Restaurant. 

Louie is survived by sons Larry (Linda) Hyde and Lewis Jr. (Beth) Hyde  both of Moores Hill, Victor (Anita) Gulley of Tx.,Tony (Nita) Gulley of Mo., Johnny (Janet) Miles of Ky., and Tom Miles of Moores Hill, daughters Marilyn Ashcraft of Milan and Melissa Hyde Edwards of Moores Hill. He is also survived by grandchildren Kevin Hyde, Kelly Lane, Jordan Hyde, Leslie Clark, Nick, Phil, Susie and Becca Hyde, John Hooten, Lance Gulley, Zack, Devon and Josh Miles, Matt, Logan and Conner Miles, Stephanie Elmer, and several great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by brother Ralph Hyde and sister Marietta Emery. 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19 at the South Sparta Community Church, 13975 W. Co. Line Rd, Moores Hill with Rev. Jack Bible officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Sparta Cemetery.  Military Honors will be given by Moores Hill Legion Post #209.  Visitation also Saturday 12-2 p.m. at the church.  Memorials may be made to either South Sparta Church or cemetery. 
Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to sign online register book. 

Robert Eugene Workman

Robert Eugene Workman, 75 of Osgood, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at his home. He was born June 12, 1938 in Dearborn County, the son of Wm. and Mamie Armstrong Workman. He married Lorraine E. Lewis May 26, 1956 and she survives at home.

In Bob’s earlier years, he attended the Christian Alliance Church of Aurora. He was a member of the Delaware United Methodist Church and was a 43-year employee of Aurora Casket Company, retiring in the spring of 2004. He was a member of the Milan Masonic Lodge #31 and the Columbus Scottish Rite.

Bowling and gardening were some of Bob’s favorite pastimes. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be sadly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Lewis Workman of Osgood; daughters, Deborah Lynn (Darrell) Kehrt of Plainfield, Jane Ann (Bill) Vankirk of Napoleon; brothers, Charles (Anna Lee) Workman of Harrison, OH, Bill Workman of Lawrenceburg, Donald (Pat) Workman of OK, Dale (Carol) Workman of Bright, Gerald (Lois) Workman of Delaware, Arthur (Leisha) Workman of Aurora, and David (Bonnie) Workman of Moores Hill; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 17, from 5-8 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, with funeral services on Friday, October 18, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, doors open at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the St. Maurice Cemetery, Napoleon. Memorials may be given to the Delaware United Methodist Church or the Christian Alliance Church of Aurora, in care of the funeral home.

Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangement; www.nealsfuneralhome.net.

Raymond Reibel

Raymond Reibel, 96, formerly of Osgood, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Colonnades in Charlottesville, VA. He was born May 1, 1917 in New Marion, the son of Otto F. and Bertha Matz Reibel. He married Ruby Stork and she preceded him in death.
Raymond was a member of the Osgood United Methodist Church. He and his wife had owned a farm in the Osgood area where he did farming for many years. Along with farming, he also was an exellent carpenter.

He had been by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources at Versailles State Park. Most recently, he had moved to Charlottesville to be near his son, James F. Reibel.

Raymond had been very active in the Osgood Civic Club, Ripley County & Indiana Farm Bureau, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts serving as cubmaster and scoutmaster. He also served on the board of the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. He loved the outdoors and especially farming. He said that his happiest time was working the land.

Survivors include his son, James F. (Brenda) Reibel of Charlottesville, VA; grandchildren, Raymond J. Reibel, II, Shannon R. Mills and Ashley C. Reibel; great grandchildren, James R. Reibel, II, Grace M. Reibel, Lucy V. Reibel, Austin B. Reibel and Beatrice D. Mills. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby, and one sisters, Carlesta Brook.

Visitation will be Saturday, October 19 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, from 5-7 p.m., with funeral services on Sunday, October 20, at the Osgood United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. He will lie in state at the church from 1:30 until the funeral. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the church or the Greendale Cemetery. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements; www.nealsfuneralhome.net.