April 1, 2014

Joseph Paul Radvansky, Sr.

Joseph Paul Radvansky Sr., 84, of Batesville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on March 27, 2014.

Joseph served his country in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Barbara (Pilch) in Chicago. He and his wife resided in Batesville for 56 years.

On August 1, 1956, he joined the Indiana State Police and started the post in Versailles, Indiana, retiring as Sergeant after 21 years or service on January 1,1977.He served as City Judge of Batesville from September 1,1989 until 2007. He is a member of St. Louis Parish, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, VFW 40/8, 70P, Pioneers of the Indiana State Police, and SWD board member. He was a 50-year member of the Hillcrest Country Club and one of the founders of the athletic program at Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg.

Survivors include: wife Barbara Radvasky, son Joseph Radvansky Jr.; and daughters Paula Ferree, Joanne Siebert, and Ann Lecher. He is also survived by six grandchildren Luke and Sam Ferree, Megan Siebert, Betty Johannigman, Ray and Allen Lecher, and great-grandchild Quinn Johannigman.

No visitation will be held. Funeral services will be held St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014. A celebration of his Life will follow at the Knights of Columbus in Batesville. Memorials may be made the American Legion Post 271, VFW Post 3183, and Knights of Columbus Hall.

Sally A. Davison

Sally A. Davison, 58, of Versailles passed away Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born at the Margaret Mary Hospital on April 20, 1955, the daughter of James and Odella Fruchtnicht Booster.

Survivors include one daughter Annie (Brandon) Knueven of Versailles; grandchildren Hunter and Julie Knueven; one brother Kenneth (Janet) Booster of Plainfield, Illinois; one sister Janice (Nick) Minkler of Lynchburg, Virginia; two nieces, three nephews, two great-nieces, and three great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Eric Davison.

Ms. Davison was a 1973 graduate of South Ripley High School. She was a former employee of Versailles House and Garden, Touch of Country Florist, and was the current owner and operator of Designs by Davison in Versailles. Sally was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 2 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jennifer Owen officiating. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Napoleon. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5- 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

Raymond Bentley

Raymond Bentley, 89, of Milan passed away Wednesday March 26, 2014, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Raymond was born Sunday July 20, 1924, in Knox County, Kentucky the son of John and Eva (Franklin) Bentley. He married Patsy (Easley) Bentley January 1, 1948 and she survives.

He was a farmer, miner, construction worker, and owned and operated Bentley Trucking. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Milan and was a very hard worker. He liked doing mechanic work and raising cows, and he liked watching westerns on television. He loved animals and spending time with his family.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patsy; sons Tommy (Pamela) Bentley of Aurora, David (Pam) Bentley of Milan, Scott (Brenda) Bentley of Cincinnati; daughters Camilla Page of Erlanger, Ky., Bridget (Jeff) Stenger of Alaska, brothers Claude and Robert Bentley both of Blanchester, Ohio, and sisters Nora Leitch of North Carolina and Dahlia “Kitty” Quillen of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and a host of friends. Raymond was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with Pastor Susan Socha officiating. Burial was in in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made in his memory to St. Paul Lutheran Church through the funeral home. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 707 S. Main St. Box 243, 47031 (812)654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.

Geneva E. Downey

Geneva E. Downey, 92, of Butlerville, Indiana, passed Friday, March 28, 2014, at Seymour Crossing in Seymour. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Nebraska Church of God in Nebraska. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 1, from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the Nebraska Church of God. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery in Holton, Indiana. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Carroll Joe Friend

Carroll Joe Friend, 65, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born on December 26, 1948 in Rush County, Joe was the son of Clarence L. and Joann (Bailey) Friend, Sr.

Joe worked for Delta Faucet for over 30 years as a material handler, set-up man, and a group leader. He owned and drove the J.J. Ice Cream Truck around Greensburg for many years. Joe was a member of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge #36, where he was a past Master Mason. He was also GPE through the Indiana Grand Commandry York Rite. Joe was an avid goose hunter and he also loved the Indianapolis Colts.

He married Wilma L. Hoffman on September 28, 1970, and she survives. Joe is also survived by two sons; Carroll Friend II, Greensburg; Tom (Cricket Hofacker) Friend, Greensburg; daughter; Winona “Ann” (George) Flannery, Connersville; six brothers: Albert L. (Delana) Friend, Greensburg; Robert L. (Betty) Friend, Sr., Westport; Jerry L. (Virginia) Friend, Sr., Milford; Kenneth W. (Audrey) Friend, Sr., Horace; Richard A. Friend, Milford; Brian K. Friend, Greensburg; sister Donna M. (Eric) Hunter, Columbus; and four grandchildren; Daniel C. Bennett, Alvin Joe Flannery, Harley Alonzo Flannery, and Xander Cage Friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Clarence L. Friend, Jr., and granddaughter Faith LaVerne Flannery.

Funeral services were held at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Monday, March 31, with Rev. Keith Dover officiating. Interment followed at South Park Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com.