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The Versailles Republican

February 26, 2015 • Obituaries

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February 26, 2015

Leola S. “Lee” White

Leola S. “Lee” White, 84, of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at Bear Branch on November 10, 1930, the daughter of Edgar and Sophia Torwelle Housemeyer. She was married to Robert S. White on December 16, 1950 and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2000.

Survivors include two sons, William R. (Elaine) White of Southold, New York, and Thomas White of Reno, Nevada; two daughters, Linda Anderson of Dillsboro, and Debra (Rev. Steve) Allen of Sunman; seven grandchildren, and great-grandson Camden James Anderson; one brother, Edgar (Marilyn) Housemeyer of Ft. Myers, Florida; one sister, Ruth Perry of Lawrenceburg. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her son-in-law, James Anderson.

Mrs. White was a 1947 graduate of Dillsboro High School. She was a seamstress and owned and operated Lee’s Sewing Center in Versailles for several years. She was also an avid follower of the Cincinnati Reds and had a huge collection of nut crackers. Lee was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 12 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Hospital or the Versailles Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Judi K. Edwards

Judi K. Edwards, 74, of Metamora, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at Elm Grove Baptist Church with burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Memorials may be given to the Elm Grove Baptist Church. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is entrusted with arrangements.

Ira J. Walker

Ira J. Walker, 86, of North Vernon, formerly of Butlerville, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour. He was born at Somerset in Pulaski County, Kentucky on September 4, 1928, the son of Byron and Lula Pittman Walker.

Survivors include three daughters, Lana Walker, Judy (Robert) Ertel, and Sherry (Bert) Shaw all of North Vernon; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gwen Morgan of North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Faye Foster, and his brother Eugene Walker.

Mr. Walker was a retired farmer and had worked for 32 years for Arvins in maintenance and tooling. In his younger years, Ira was an accomplished baseball player and was called up by the Cincinnati Reds, but was unable to answer that call as he was drafted into the Army. He served during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 and rose to the rank of sergeant.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 28, at 4 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell of the Versailles Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 p.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Jennings County or the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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