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April 29, 2014 • Obituaries

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April 29, 2014

Archie D. Sanders

Archie D. Sanders, 78, of Versailles, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Waters of Clifty Falls at Madison. He was born at Hope on July 27, 1935, and was raised in Cortland by Oscar and Lydia White. He was married to Judy Patterson Peck on February 13, 1993, and she survives.

Other survivors include four daughters Marjorie Lesley, Donna (Mick) Mounts, and Norma Sanders Horn all of Lafayette, and Carra (Larry) Origer of Danville; one son Chris (Kari) Peck of Versailles; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; four sisters Evelyn Schuyler of Westport, Betty Keel of Greensburg, Mary (Meredith) Payne of Freetown, and Norma Jean Ray of Shelbyville; also his mother-in-law Mrs. Wilma Patterson of Versailles. He was preceded in death by his son Oscar Dean Sanders, his great granddaughter Beautie Sanders, two brothers, and three sisters.

Mr. Sanders was a 1953 graduate of Cortland High School in Jackson County and received his BS degree from Purdue University and his master's degree from Indiana University. He taught vocational agriculture at Tekonsha High School in Michigan and also at Cortland High School. Archie was a vocational rehab director for job placement for people with disabilities and was executive director of Sandstone Industries Sheltered Workshop in Madison, and he started several other workshops in surrounding counties. He was also director of vocational rehab at the Madison State Hospital and was vocational consultant for the government and later for attorneys advising and representing clients for Social Security disabilities.

Archie participated in the National Amputee Golf Association where he won many championships, including the World Champion One Arm Long Drive contest in Scotland. He was a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church, Madison Sons of the American Legion Post 9, Madison Moose Lodge, National Amputee Golf Association, and he was past president of the Jefferson County ARC.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the Tyson United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Dixon officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Tyson United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Arthur Kieffer

Arthur Kieffer, 90, of New Marion, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born near New Marion on October 21, 1923, the son of John and Margaret Kieffer. He was married to Eileen Gigerich on July 22, 1950, and she survives.

Other survivors include three daughters: Kathleen Kieffer of Indianapolis, Carol (Sam) Byard and Joan (John) Hanna both of Versailles; three grandchildren: Craig C. Byard of Versailles, Kile Carter and his fiancé Kendra of Indianapolis, and Joel (Kelly) Carter of Osgood; five great-grandchildren; one brother Walter (June) Kieffer of Versailles, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Lucille Colley and Geneva Westmeier, and his brothers Paul, Martin, and David Kieffer.

Mr. Kieffer was a 1942 graduate of New Marion High School and was a veteran of WWII. He served in the Army Air Force at the rank of sergeant participating in campaigns and battles in the Ardennes, Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal. He was discharged on October 12, 1945, and served with the Army Air Force Reserves until August 23, 1952.

Mr. Kieffer was a former employee with the Ripley County Poor Farm. In 1987 he retired after 26 years with Reliance Electric in Madison. Arthur was a 90-year member of the St. Magdalene Catholic Church and was also a member of the Versailles American Legion.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, April 28, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Madison with Father Shaun Whittington and Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the St. Magdalene Cemetery at Madison with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the St. Magdalene Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Kimberly Kaye (Smith) Owens

Kimberly Kaye (Smith) Owens, 51, of Dayton, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Ky. She was born November 4, 1962, in Covington, Ky., the daughter of Bernard Smith of Wilder, Ky., who survives, and Janet (Pollard) Knowlton, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by both paternal and maternal grandparents, most recently her grandmother, Nell Pollard of Versailles, with whom she shared a special bond.

Kimberly will be missed by her husband of nearly 25 years, Jim Owens, and daughter, Lyndsay Owens, both of Dayton, Ky.; as well as by her step-father, Russell Knowlton, Osgood; and siblings Jeffrey (Kim) Smith of Batesville, Leslie (Jason) Smith of Osgood, Johanna (Steve) Owens of Osgood, and Tamra Smith of Covington, Ky.

A 1981 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School, Kimberly was employed by the Internal Revenue Service. Family and friends were very important to Kimberly, and she loved keeping in touch, either through holiday gatherings, via email, or by Facebook posts. Despite facing numerous health issues over the years, she remained positive and focused on others, particularly her daughter, of whom she was very, very proud. A look at her Facebook page upon the announcement of her death showed just how liked and appreciated she was by family, friends and coworkers. Having made a positive impact on many, she will be missed.

Funeral services were conducted at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Taylor Mill, Ky. Burial was at the Mother of God Cemetery in Ft. Wright, Ky.

Herschel Dale Horine

Herschel Dale Horine, 68, of Hanover, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Scott Memorial Hospital, Scottsburg. He was born July 6, 1945, in Madison, the son of Marshall G. Horine and Elizabeth A. Fresh Horine Turner. He married Wanda Kay Pruett on August 6, 1965, in Kent and she survives.

Other survivors include his wife of 48 years, Wanda Kay Pruett Horine of Hanover; his son, Patrick Horine (Heather) of Cincinnati, Ohio; his daughter, Lori Till (Matt) of Bloomington; his grandchildren, Brennan Horine and his fiancée, Grace Navarro Adell, Brady Horine and his girl friend Jordan Gilbert, Nathan Till and Leah Till; four brothers, Dennis Horine (Mary Anne) of Madison, Jerry Horine (Murlene) of Louisville, Ky.; Marshall Gayle Horine (Marie) of Lexington, Danny Turner (Anna) of Hanover; three sisters, Beverly Harrison (Ronnie) of Hanover, Marsha Jane Sammons of Louisville, Ky., Denise Wells (Martin) of Madison; his sister-in-law, Dianna Pruett of Corydon; his uncle, Kenny Fresh of Hanover; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall G. Horine; his mother, Elizabeth A. Fresh Horine Turner; his brother-in-law, Bobby G. Pruett died, December 12, 2011, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Inez Pruett, his uncle and aunt, George and Ginny Fresh.

Dale was raised in Hanover and was a 1964 graduate of Southwestern High School. He was inducted into the United States Army in January 1966 and rose to the rate of sergeant. He was honorably discharged on January 31, 1972, from Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Dale was employed with Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for six years. He retired from the Indiana State Police as a Master Trooper in 2001 after 29-1/2 years of service. Dale then worked as supervisor of security for King’s Daughters’ Hospital retiring in 2010. He also worked as a real estate agent for ten years with Hoosier Hills and Cliff Robinson.

Dale was passionate about fishing, Ranger Bass Boats, IU Basketball, Nascar, his dog Hunter, and his grandchildren. He had served as past master of the Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652 F. & A.M. and Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion. Dale had been a member of the Kent Christian Church and now attended the Hanover Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, devoted dad and beloved grandpa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison with Pastor J.D. Traylor officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery near Hanover. Visitation will be Wed., April 30, from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Hanover Masonic Lodge No. 652 F. & A.M. will conduct a Masonic service on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Indiana State Police Honor Guard will conduct an escort to the cemetery on Thursday with Military Honors to follow at the Liberty Cemetery by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.

The family requests memorials in memory of Dale to the Hanover Baptist Church or the Liberty Cemetery, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Ruth May Kress Huneke

Ruth May Kress Huneke, age 93, of Osgood, entered this life on May 21, 1920, in Ripley County. She was the loving daughter of the late Henry F. and Marie L. Eaton Kress. On December 10, 1938, she was united in marriage to Woodrow J. Huneke, and he preceded her in death. Ruth died on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood.

She and her husband were blessed with one daughter. She was a loving mother and a wonderful homemaker. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Fink’s) and had been a member of the Worthwhile Home Ec. Club in Napoleon, a 4-H leader for 13 years in Ripley County, and an active member of the Ladies Aid of the church.

Survivors include daughter, Betty (Michael) Shelton of Frost Proof, Florida; granddaughter, Misty (Graham) Judd of Lakeland, Florida; and six great grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one great grandson, and two sisters Anna Fletcher and Edna Nickel.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Fink’s). Burial will be in the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Peter’s United Church of Christ (Fink’s). Arrangements were handled by Neal’s Funeral Home;



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