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November 4, 2014 • Obituaries

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November 4, 2014

Robert A. Simmons

Robert A. Simmons, 71, of New Marion, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the University Hospital in Louisville. He was born in Madison on January 7, 1943, the son of Robert D. and Lorraine Duval Simmons. He was married to Elaine Grow on October 22, 1982 and she survives.

Other survivors include one son, James R. Simmons of New Marion; two daughters, Susan (Steve) Whitham of Canaan and Sandra (Grant) Brown of Olean; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Mary) Simmons of Lamb and Thomas Simmons of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his on Kenneth Simmons.

Mr. Simmons was a 1961 graduate of Madison High School. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War where served with the 20th Naval Construction Regiment. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He worked in supervision for US Shoe for 39 years in plants in Madison, Vevay and Osgood, and he also had farmed with his father operating a dairy farm as well as raising tobacco. Mr. Simmons was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church, the Vevay VFW, and the American Legion.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dennis Werner of the Napoleon United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Napoleon with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Vevay VFW post in care of the funeral home.

Dorothy M. Jeffries

Dorothy M. Jeffries, 86, of North Vernon, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. A rosary service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon. Visitation will follow rosary service from 4-8 p.m. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Special Olympics.Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Dorothy’s memory at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon is in charge of arrangements.

Saundra Lou Nobbe

Saundra Lou Nobbe, 75, of Batesville, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Family visitation will be held prior to service. Memorials may be given to the Ripley County Community Foundation or Rural Alliance for the Arts. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Joan Winters

Joan Winters of Milan, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Services are pending at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan.

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