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December 29, 2015 • Obituaries
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Kim W. Tunny

Kim W. Tunny, 63, Versailles, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Friday, December 25, 2015, at his home. He was born at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville on February 6, 1952, the son of Charles and Connie Payne Tunny. He was married to Kelly Decker on March 7, 1999 and she survives.

Other survivors include two daughters Kerri Smith and Brandi Carroll both of Delaware; eight grandchildren; two brothers Greg (Vickie) Tunny of Osgood and John Tunny of Columbus; one sister Sandra Ditka of Columbus; also his mother-in-law Betty Decker of Wilmington, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Nicholas who was killed in action in Vietnam.

Mr. Tunny was a graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School and 30-year member of Pipefitters Local 597. Kim was an adventurer who enjoyed skydiving and was also a skilled carpenter who did extensive woodworking. His greatest contribution to his friends and family was his belief in the power of prayer and his willingness to share his faith with all those who knew and loved him. Kim was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 31 at St. John Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Bill Turner officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 10:15 a.m. Kim’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will follow at a later date at the St. Maurice Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Branch Howard III

Branch Howard, III, 56, West Alexandria, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday December 24, 2015, at his residence. He was born in Madison on July 15, 1959 to Branch and Nancy (Carson) Howard.

Branch was a graduate of South Ripley High School in Versailles. He had attended Sinclair College. He owned and operated Howard Electric for over 30 years. He was a member of Farmersville United Methodist Church. Mr. Howard was an avid golfer and hunter and loved to ride his Harley.

He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Victoria (Ballinger) Howard; and loving daughter, Hayden Ashley Howard; two brothers, Gale (Sandy) Howard, and Johnny Howard; father, Branch (Gladys) Howard; and mother, Nancy Swingle, all of Versailles; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Glen Swingle.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Farmersville United Methodist Church, 110 W. Center St., Farmersville, Ohio 45325. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contribution may be made to Farmersville United Methodist Church or American Heart Fund. For condolences:

James Phillip Montgomery

James Phillip Montgomery, 72, Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 30 at Mt. Sinai Cemetery on Highway 350. Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements. Box 243 Milan, IN. 47031 (812) 654-2141. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Patricia Ross

Patricia Ross, 72, Dillsboro, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2015. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to Hogan Hill Baptist Cemetery through the funeral home. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements, Box 156 Moores Hill 47032. (812) 744-3280. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Mary Louise Hall

Mary Louise Hall, 93, formerly of Moores Hill, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 30 at Homes Hill Church of Christ, Aurora. Burial will follow in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the church. Memorials may be made to the church through the funeral home. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Box 156 Moores Hill, In. 47032 (812) 744-3280. Go to to leave an on line condolence message for the family.

Evelyn “Johnnie” G. Gayheart

Evelyn “Johnnie” G. Gayheart, 92, Batesville, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at her home. Services will be held all in one day, Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., with funeral services immediately following. Burial will be in the Grigsby Cemetery in Delaware. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.

Dorothy J. Levell

Dorothy J. Levell, 80, Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born near Shelbyville on February 21, 1935, the daughter of Charles and Anna Stafford Bartlett. She was married to Edward Levell on November 25, 1952 and he preceded her in death on December 9, 2006.

Survivors include four sons, Kelly (Lorna) Levell and Bradley Levell both of Batesville, Jeff Levell of Versailles, and Duane (Jamie) Levell of Dillsboro; one daughter, Denise (Warren) Bates of Versailles:13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Edward Marshel Lovell II, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Levell was a homemaker and a former member and president of the Napoleon VFW. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and had been a long time collector of salt and pepper shakers.

Dorothy’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Flat Rock Baptist Church near Osgood with Ray West officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Memorials may be given to the Flat Rock Baptist Church or cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Ethel Stegemoeller

Ethel Stegemoeller, 98, Versailles, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015. Services are pending at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Elmer G. Narwold

Elmer G. Narwold, 92, Batesville, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 30 from 5-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. in the St. John United Church of Christ, Batesville. Burial will follow in the St. John (Huntersville) Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. John United Church of Christ c/o the funeral home. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements. Click to visit Meyers Funeral Home.

Alma Adolphine Kissell

Alma Adolphine Kissell, 91, Milan, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Funeral services were held Monday, December 28 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Burial followed in New Craven Cemetery at Milan. Memorials may be given to Ripley County Humane Society or Dearborn County Hospice. Go to to leave an online condolence message. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements; 707 S. Main St., Box 243 47031 (812) 654-2141.

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