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August 12, 2014 • Obituaries

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August 12, 2014

Lee S. Ertel

Lee S. Ertel, 63, of Seymour, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Indianapolis. He was born on April 2, 1951, in Batesville, the son of Stanley Louis and Martha Matilda (Hoff) Ertel. On December 17, 1999 in Brownstown, Indiana, he married Anna Sue Mullins, and she survives.

Lee had lived most of his life in Osgood. He was a long-time employee with Rose Acre Farms, his last job being organic fertilizer sales. He loved to operate heavy equipment, farming, working with tools, fishing and loved to give a good day's work.

He is survived by his wife; daughters: Lyda (Cory) Ritz, Lynde (Brian) Doup and Melissa “Missy” (Larry) Cummings; brothers: Keith (Dee) Ertel and Jim (Debbie) Ertel; sister: Linda Ertel; and grandchildren: Courtney Cummings and other grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at Voss Chapel on Monday, August 11, with Brother Dennis Allman officiating. Burial followed at Riverview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hamilton Township Fire Department. Online condolences can be made at Voss Funeral Service, Seymour, was in charge of arrangements.

Beverly Lee Shook

Beverly Lee Shook, 84, of Butlerville, formerly of Benham, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, at the home of his son, Chris, in Butlerville. He was born near Canaan in Jefferson County on April 13, 1930, the son of Cecil and Iva Thornton Shook.

Survivors include two sons: Danny Shook of Louisville and Chris (Stephanie) Shook of Butlerville; one daughter, Jackie (Phil) Amos of Holton; nine grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren; and one sister, Roberta Isabel of San Diego.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Steve, his infant twin children Terri Lee and Iva Marie, his sisters Lillian Hankins and Marcella McIntosh, and his brothers Tony and Ralph Shook.

Mr. Shook was an Army veteran of the Korean War serving from 1949 to 1952. He served with the 567th Medical Ambulance Company and received the Medical Badge, Korean Service Medal, and the U.N. Offensive-Chinese Communist Force Intervention –Second Korean Winter badge. Mr. Shook worked for 30 years as a mechanic for Hoosier Engineering in Dublin, Ohio, and was a member of the Brown Township American Legion in Friendship.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 13, at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Dale Day officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery or the Brown Township American Legion in care of the funeral home.

Kathy Lynn Spicer Rowlett

Kathy Lynn Spicer Rowlett, 53, of Deputy, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. Funeral services were held Monday, August 11, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison. Memorials may be given to the Kathy Rowlett Memorial Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at


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