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December 3, 2015 • Obituaries
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Evalyn Norma Herrler Harbin

Evalyn Norma Herrler Harbin was born in Aurora on November 21, 1916, to Norma Christine Cayton Herrler and Robert Henry ‘Curly’ Herrler. She married the love of her life, William Edward Harbin, on December 26, 1936.

Evalyn was a graduate of Aurora High School and worked in retail all her life as did her husband. In the early years of their marriage they traveled extensively all over the country. They purchased the Gambles Hardware franchise in Versailles in the early 1950’s and later built a new building on SR 421 next door to the original store, operating in this location for several years. In 1965 they moved to Vero Beach, Florida where they continued to work in retail with Evalyn retiring from Wodtke’s Department Store after more than 40 years of service.

Evalyn and Bill were never blessed with biological children but they were ‘bonus’ parents to her sister Marcella (Eugene) Ross’s nine children; Sharon (John) Allen of Jasonville, Mary Ross of Franklin, Nancy (Bob) Bennett of Martinsville, Mike Ross of Vero Beach, FL, Sally (Steve) Poehner of Cincinnati, OH, Carol Ross of Seattle, WA, Betsy Ross of Aurora, Kathleen Firestone of Versailles, and Brian Ross (deceased), as well as one very special niece/daughter, Patsy (Bill) Nash of Shreveport, LA. She is survived by the aforementioned family and 17 great nieces and nephews, 23 great great nieces and nephews and four great great great nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by her parents, sister, husband, one nephew, one great niece and one great great nephew.

Evalyn (Aunt Edgie) was a loving presence in all of our lives and will be remembered for her selfless devotion to us all. Family was first and foremost in her life and we are so very thankful for the years of her love. Friends will be received 2-3 p.m., Thursday, December 3 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, with memorial services immediately following. Contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and the family will be notified of your donation with a card. Visit:

Marjory R. Warner

Marjory R. Warner, 93, Dillsboro, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in Lawrenceburg. She was born November 18, 1922 in North Bend, Ohio to Charles and Blanche (Clayton) Barnard. On June 21, 1941 she was united in marriage to Durward Warner, and they were the parents of one daughter, Barbara.

Marjory was a homemaker and dearly loved her family. She had a servant’s heart, and her children and grandchildren were very important to her. She cooked dinner for her grandson every Sunday for over 20 years. Marjory and Durward wintered in Venice, Florida for many years. She was formerly a member of Dillsboro United Methodist Church. Her husband, Durward, passed away on February 7, 2008.

Surviving is her daughter, Barbara Scott, of Greendale; three grandchildren; Kim Scott, Todd Scott, and Troy (Stacie) Scott; three great grandchildren; Ashley, Tyler, and Alyssa; two great great grandchildren; Nathan, and Samantha. Funeral services will be Monday, December 7 at 2 p.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. She will be laid to rest at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro next to her husband. Friends may meet her family at the funeral home from 12 Noon until service time at 2 p.m. Memorials may be given in her memory to the Dillsboro Life Squad. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Francis Puhalski

Joseph Francis Puhalski, 73, Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at his home with his family at his side. Joseph was born on February 6, 1942 in Muskegon, MI to Francis Puhalski and Pauline Barbrick Puhalski.

Joseph was self-employed in the telephone communications industry, and loved hot rods and motorcycles. He moved here from California in 1992. He was a devoted and caring father who put his children first.

Surviving are two sons, Mark S. Puhalski and Joey S. Puhalski; one daughter, who was his faithful caregiver, Brenda Hendrickson of Lawrenceburg; one granddaughter, Amanda Puhalski Fox; and one great granddaughter, Madison Lee Fox; two brothers, John (Kathy) Puhalski, of Muskegon, MI, and Albin Puhalski, of Arcadia, MI; one sister, Diane (Matthew) Johnson, of Muskegon, MI. Friends may meet his family on Friday, December 11 from 4-6 p.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro followed by a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m. Memorials may be given to Special Olympics Indiana, Ripley, Ohio, and Dearborn Counties. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Henrietta L. Carroll

Henrietta L. Carroll, 92, Osgood, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2015 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Greensburg on April 2, 1923, the daughter of John and Dora Helmich Moeller. She was married to Rea Carroll on October 25, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 18, 2013.

Survivors include two sons Dr. Michael (Marsha) Carroll of Dayton, Ohio and Dennis (Debbie) Carroll of Osgood; one daughter Marilyn Carroll of Naples, Florida; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; one sister Maritta Cherry of Greensburg. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her great-grandson Chase Aaron Carroll, and her brothers Norbert, Wallace, Maurice, Robert, and John Moeller.

Mrs. Carroll was a 1941 graduate of Greensburg High School and had worked as a secretary for the Jac-Cen-Del Schools. She was an excellent baker, cook, and seamstress and had many sewing entries and winners in the Indiana State Fair. She and her husband Rea were members of the Ripley County Farm Bureau and American Angus Association and were well known throughout the state for their herd of show cattle. They were also active supporters of 4-H in Ripley County. Henrietta was also a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood.

Mass of Christian Burial were held on Monday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Bill Turner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Ripley Wranglers 4-H club or the St. John Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, was entrusted with arrangements.

Kermit J. Johnson

Kermit J. Johnson, 75, Milan, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Mary Margaret Health in Batesville. Kermit was born Sunday, September 22, 1940 at Hazard, Kentucky, the son of Kermit Sr. and Lula (Begley) Johnson. He married Susan (Struckman) Johnson on May 28, 2000 and she survives. He was a retired construction worker and truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ at Manchester.

Kermit is survived by his wife Suzy of Milan; sons: Kermit Lynn Johnson of Florida, George Daniel Johnson of Dillsboro; stepson Cody Mulford of Versailles; daughter: Mary Hope Challis of North Vernon; brothers, Steve (Kim) Hensley of Colony, TX, Jim (Kim) Block of Manchester, Bob (Lisa) Block of Aurora; sisters, Thelma Weiss of Vanwert, OH, Pat (Don) Cleary of Moores Hill; grandchildren Jesse Bowman and Noah Challis; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by one sister Rella Morris and three brothers: Ted, Lee, and Ed Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 5 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Brother Charlie Steele officiating. Burial will follow in the German Lutheran Cemetery north of Milan. Visitation will be on Friday, December 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in his memory to the White Water Christian Service Camp through the funeral home. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore to leave an online condolence message for the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 S, Main Street, PO Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031; (812)654-2141.

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