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Lucylle M. Placke

Lucylle M. Placke, 91, Batesville, passed away, surrounded by her children early Thursday morning, November 5, 2015, at St. Andrews Health Campus. The daughter of Charles and Adeline Gibson was born on November 2, 1924, in Batesville. She married Richard L. Placke on November 29, 1941 and he preceded her in death January 15, 2002.

They lived on the Placke family farm for over 60 years. It was the gathering place for the family for all the holidays and special family events. Lucylle was a homemaker making her husband and children her first priority. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Huntersville. Throughout the years, she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, sang in the Chancel Choir, and was a member of Loyal Workers and the Women’s Guild. The strong friendships forged through church carried over into lifelong family friendships, both parents and children. One of Lucylle’s fond memories was the summer family get-togethers and picnics. For over 15 years she worked in the high school and middle school cafeteria. The kids all called her “grandma” as they came through the line, and she always had a smile and a sunny comment for each. She enjoyed playing cards monthly with her special neighborhood friends for over 50 years. Music was a great love of hers. She played piano for over two decades for the opening of St. John’s Sunday School and instilled a love of music and singing in her children. All her children played instruments and she encouraged them to continue into adulthood. Lucylle’s quick wit and ready comeback comments kept a conversation lively and filled with humor. Her children and grandchildren will miss her warm strength that she shared with each of them; sometimes shared over making potato salad, or when she was helping them with lessons, or just listening to what happened during their day.

Lucylle will be dearly missed by sons Daniel Placke of Indianapolis, Richard C. (Kathy) Placke of Batesville, Steve Placke of Sulfur, KY; Paul (Lynn) Placke of Goshen KY; and daughters, Diane (Roger) Dierckman of Dublin, OH, Lynda (Steve) Comer of Osgood; 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren with one more on the way. In addition she is survived by her brother, Dr. Robert Gibson and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Lucylle was preceded in death by her parents, her sister UvaLee Woods, and her brother Dr. James Gibson.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 8 at St. John’s United Church of Christ Huntersville, Batesville, with Reverends Dennis and Linda Frische-Mouri. Burial followed the service at the St. John’s cemetery. Memorials may be made in her memory to St. John United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or Margaret Mary Hospice c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, was entrusted with arrangements.

Charlie M. Monroe, Jr.

Charlie M. Monroe Jr., 77, Versailles, Indiana was born March 3, 1938, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the son of the late Charles M. & Lena Tingle Monroe. He was united in marriage to Nilda Josephine Cochran on May 3, 1964 in Bedford, Kentucky.

Charlie ran and operated the Phillips 66 Gas Station in Rexville, Indiana from 1964 to 1973. Along with the gas station, he also operated a junk yard. He loved going to yard sales and auctions where he would buy anything and everything, especially tractors & trailers! He loved the game of buy, sell & trade! Along with this, he worked as an auto and tractor mechanic selling some of those purchased items ! Charlie perhaps was best known throughout the area as a school bus driver for the South Ripley Community School Corporation. After 35 years of driving, he retired in 2010. Farming, raising cattle & pigs had also been a part of his life. He loved life in general, joking & laughing with his family & friends. Charlie passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood, Indiana.

He is survived by his wife Nilda Josephine Monroe of Versailles; one son, Ricky Daryl Monroe of Versailles; two daughters, Debra Ann (Donald) Dunham of Union, Kentucky, Teresa Carol Monroe of Louisville, Kentucky; grandchildren Amanda (Tyler) Harris of Walton, Kentucky, Kathryn & Heather Dunham of Union and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers; Wm., Dolph & Tommy Monroe; five sisters, Bernice Tingle, Wanita Wilson, Lottie Butler, Geneva Monroe & Margaret Washburn.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 11 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12 at 10:00 am (doors open at 9:00 a.m.) at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood. Burial will follow in the Benham Community Association Cemetery, Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. Arrangements are being entrusted to Neal’s Funeral Home,

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