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January 13, 2015 • Obituaries

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January 13, 2015

Clyde Vernon Goins

Clyde Vernon Goins, 76, of Butlerville, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at his residence. He was born on April 7, 1938, in Clay County, Kentucky, the son of Daugh Goins and Ida Hoskins Curry. He married Nancy Reed on June 27, 1963 in Holton and she preceded him in death in 1997.

Clyde was a 1957 graduate of Clay County High School in Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He worked for Goins Auction Barn in Butlerville for 29 years and Goins Auto Parts in Holton. He had also worked at Cummins Engine Company and Cosco both in Columbus. He was the head designer and construction engineer on Butlerville Mennonite Church and had donated the property for the church. He was a University of Kentucky Wildcats fan and enjoyed working with his grandson in Goins Graphics in Butlerville.

He is survived by his son and daughter in-law, David and Becky Goins of Butlerville; three brothers, Harold Gene (Deloris) Curry of Cedar Lake, Indiana, Frank Goins and William Goins both of Clay County, Kentucky; seven sisters, Pearlie Mae (Dan) Szymanski of New River, Arizona, Barbara Lee (Ronnie) Stamper of Cedar Lake, Indiana, Lucy Pearl Goins, Marilee Goins, Gladys Goins, Sandra Goins and Della Jane Goins all of Clay County, Kentucky; one grandson, Brandon (Rylee) Goins of Butlerville and a great-granddaughter, Gretchen Goins of Butlerville. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his aunt and uncle who raised him, Charlie and Lizzie Valentine.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 12, at the Butlerville Mennonite Church with the Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Burial was in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Butlerville Mennonite Church. You are welcome to leave the family a message of condolence at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, North Vernon, was in charge of arrangements.

Viola “Abbie” Mae (Borders) Bittner

Mrs. Viola “Abbie” Mae (Borders) Bittner, 88, of Osgood, entered this life on January 15, 1926, in Rushville. She was the loving daughter of the late Marcellous and Elnora Borders. She married William Bittner on October 16, 1976. Viola passed away early Saturday, January 10, 2015 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Viola was passionate about her religion and had been serving the Lord throughout her life. Her career involved working at Muscatatuck and Family Home Health in Versailles. Viola had attended Bible College and became an ordained minister. She went on to practice ministry for years and was a practicing pastor in Illinois and Indiana. She truly enjoyed working with children through her ministry and doing evangelistic work. She was a proud member of the Wesleyan Church in Versailles.

Viola will be sadly missed by close friends Jamie and Trina Schutte and Barbara Bowling, all of Versailles, along with Seth Schutte and Hayley Fossett. She is survived by stepdaughter Shirley A. Childress of Covington, KY and nieces Sharon (Gene) Eaton of Napoleon and Betty Mace of Montana. She was preceded in death by her husband William Bittner in 2013, and also brother Emory Borders and sister Goldie Trobaugh.

Friends and family are asked to join for visitation on Tuesday, January 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wesleyan Church Fund in care of the funeral home. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.

Mildred Head

Mildred Head, 82, of Sunman, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Drake Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born July 12, 1932 in Cincinnati to Frank McKenzie and Winnie Lee Ruth McKenzie. Mildred was a retired singer.

Surviving is one son, Thomas (Shree) Kelly Partin, of Harrison; two daughters, Margaret Fae (Andy) Sturgeon, of Milan, and Donna Rae (Gary) Gabbard, of Aurora; six grandchildren; Dale Webb, Julie Sebastian, Scott Ivey, Carl Barkheimer, Jacob Partin, and Kaden Partin; and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wed., January 14, at 7 p.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Friends may meet her family Wednesday from 5 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be given to the family. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon Edward Koenigkramer

Vernon Edward Koenigkramer, 83, of New Point, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 2 p.m. until time of services at 6 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Burial will be at a later date in South Park Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials are suggested to the Gideon’s or Our Hospice c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006. Online condolences at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Kay Poole

Vivian Kay Poole, 73, of Moores Hill, passed away Saturday, January 10, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Moores Hill Church of Christ, Moores Hill. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14 also at the church. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen foundation. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, is in charge of arrangements. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Dorothy Jewel “Dottie” Heiderman

Dorothy Jewel “Dottie” Heiderman, 86, of Madison, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015, in New Washington, Indiana. She was born on November 19, 1928, in Ripley County, the daughter of Fred and Clementine (Vogel) Lawrence.

Mrs. Heiderman was a 1946 graduate of Cross Plains High School, and retired in 1990 after 30 years of service from the former Reliance Electric Company quality control department. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Madison, and a Red Cross volunteer. She enjoyed collecting dolls, coins and stamps, going to yard sales, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Donald L. Heiderman, Jr. and his wife, Paula, of Madison; one daughter, Judith Ellison of Dallas, Georgia; one brother, Donald Lawrence of Friendship; seven grandchildren: Rob Heiderman and his wife, Lynette of Madison, Meredith Heiderman of Charlottsville, Virginia, Taylor Rae Ellison and Zachary Ellison, both of Dallas, Georgia, Alexandra DeLong of Marietta, Georgia, Ashley Walsh of Indianapolis, and Haley Nighbert of Madison; and nine great-grandchildren: Justice, Ramsie, River, Trinity, Bishop, Lily, Sophia, Cal and Alyssa.

Mrs. Heiderman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald L. Heiderman, Sr. on December 5, 1970, and to whom she was married in June 1948; one son, Ronald Heiderman on October 16, 2010; and her companion of thirty years, William Griffith.

The Reverend Dr. Matthew Stultz conducted funeral services Monday, Jan. 12, at the Lytle Funeral Chapel. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, or the Heiderman Family Scholarship Endowment Fund at Ivy Tech Community College. Contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home. Lytle Funeral Chapel, Madison, was in charge of arrangements.

Sandra L. Norman

Sandra L. Norman, 53, of Dillsboro, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 11 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood. Burial was in Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may be made to the Women’s Auxiliary. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, was entrusted with arrangements.

Betty Lou Hartig

Betty Lou Hartig, 67, of Versailles, formerly of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at The Waters of Batesville. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 10, at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery in Moores Hill. Memorials may be made to Forest Hill Cemetery. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill, was entrusted with arrangements. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

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