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Mary Sue Thompson

Mary Sue Thompson, 72, of Madison, formerly of Benham, passed away at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. She was born at Milan on November 11, 1942, the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn Weber Werner. She was married to Fred Thompson on December 24, 1980 and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, William R. (Christy) Orwig of Madison and Allan (Heidi) Thompson of Milan; three daughters, Barbara (Tom) McPherson of Daytona Beach, Florida, Jennifer (Jim) Hunger of Scottsburg, and Mary Lloyd (William) Ralston of Holton; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Lawrence Paul Werner, Jr.

Mrs. Thompson was a 1960 graduate of Cross Plains High School. She was a former employee of the Ripley County Clerk’s office and had served as the manager for the Osgood Building and Loan. Upon it being acquired by Home Federal she served as manager of the Osgood branch until her retirement in 1998. She then owned M & M Mortgage, which she operated from her home. Mary Sue was a member of the Benham United Methodist Church and attended the Madison Assembly of God. She had also served on the Osgood Beautification Committee and had worked with the Ripley County Tourism Bureau. Her hobbies included cooking and camping.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison Assembly of God with Pastor Peter Joudry, Rev. Jerry Brooks, and Revs. John and Bessie Adams officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Old Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Rachel Gayle Cutter

Rachel Gayle Cutter, 58, of Batesville, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 3 at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Memorials may be given to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Safe Passage or St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of arrangements.

Patricia A. Farrell Griffin

Patricia A. Farrell Griffin, 80, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Woodview Healthcare in Fort Wayne. She was born November 27, 1934 in Napoleon. She was the daughter of the late Viola and Harry Henneke.

Patricia had worked for Old Fort Supply, the United States Postal Service and retired from the Veterans Administration in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She enjoyed playing golf, reading and following the Arkansas Razorbacks.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Griffin; daughter Sally (John) Farrell; son Patrick Farrell, all of Fort Wayne; son Mike (Danise) Farrell of Pensacola, Florida; and stepson Don Griffin, also of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, all siblings, former husband Burt Farrell and a son, Timothy Leigh Farrell.

A memorial celebration will be held at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood on Saturday, October 10 starting at 10 a.m. with the celebration beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Napoleon.Memorials may go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.

Richard P. Hutter

Richard P. Hutter, 53 of Benham, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Services are pending at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Connie G. Tunny

Connie G. Tunny, 85, of Napoleon, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 4, 201.5 at the home of her daughter in Columbus. She was born in Barboursville, Kentucky ,on March 24, 1930, the daughter of Daniel and Alice Brock Payne. She was married to Charles Tunny on August 18, 1948 and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2007.

Survivors include three sons, Greg (Vickie) Tunny of Osgood, Kim (Kelly) Tunny of Versailles, and John Tunny of Columbus; one daughter, Sandy Dutka of Columbus; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Nicholas Dutka, and her son Nicholas Tunny who was killed in Vietnam on November 5, 1970.

Mrs. Tunny was a housewife and had assisted her husband on their farm. She had also worked as an attendant at the Muscatatuck State Hospital in Butlerville. Connie was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood and was currently attending St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus. She was a former member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 8 at 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Osgood. Burial will be in the St. Maurice Cemetery in Napoleon. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 7 p.m. Memorials may be given to Little Sisters of the Poor in care of the funeral home.

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