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April 7, 2015 • Obituaries

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April 7, 2015

Donald E. Myers

Donald E. Myers, 99, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Ripley Crossing at Milan. Don was born Tuesday, April 27, 1915 in Milan, the son of Carl L. and Maude (Hillman) Myers. He married Ruby (Wall) Myers June 9, 1937 and she preceded him in death May 31, 1968. He later married Geneva (Wildman) Myers December 26, 1969 and she survives.

Don was a 1932 graduate of Milan High School, and worked at AVCO (Crosley Co.) and Delco Remy in Anderson, Indiana. He moved back to Milan in 1955 and opened Myers Heating and Refrigeration. His brother, Robert, joined him in the business in 1956. They sold and installed heating equipment and home appliances. In the early 1960’s, the business name changed to Myers Gamble Store, selling housewares, hardware, and automotive supplies. The business was sold to sons, Kenneth E. and Donald L. Myers, in 1979 when the name was changed to Myers Hardware. Also in 1979, Don and Geneva opened Myers TV and Appliance store in Milan. Upon their retirement, the business was sold to Gary and Linda Lauber. Don was a longtime member of the Milan United Methodist Church having served in many offices. He was a 51-year member of Gideons International, a Charter Member (55 years) of the Milan Lions Club, member of the former Milan Businessmen’s Association, and had been Grand Marshal of the Milan 4th of July Parade. He loved baking pies, cookies and was an avid fisherman, but Don’s church and family were his passion.

Don is survived by sons Kenneth E. (Brenda) Myers of Alma, Arkansas, Donald L. (Debbi) Myers of Milan; grandchildren Kent Myers, Henry (Sue) Myers, Aaron (Fiancee Andrea) Myers, Ryan Myers; great-grandson Tyler Myers; brother Kenneth Ward Myers of Jupiter, Florida; sister-in-laws Carol and Betty Myers. He was preceded in death by parents, first wife Ruby, daughters Patricia Jo Myers and Carolyn Negley, brother Robert Myers and sister Mildred Evelyn Kohler.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 6, at the Milan United Methodist Church with Pastor Chuck Britt officiating. Burial followed in Marble Corner Cemetery at Versailles. Memorials may be made to Gideons International. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Muncie Beverly

Muncie Beverly, 91, of Cross Plains, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at his home. He was born in Quicksand Territory in Perry County, Kentucky on November 18, 1923, the son of Robert and Irene Sheppard Beverly. He was married to Dorothy Jean Chilton on February 5, 1945 and she preceded him in death on June 28, 1991.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Sears of Vermont; four sons, Mike Beverly and Barry Beverly both of Cross Plains, and Roger Beverly and Paul Beverly both of Osgood; 17 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers Carl, Millard, Ellis, and R.D. Beverly, and his sisters Ida, Delphi, and Margaret.

Mr. Beverly was an Army veteran of WW II and served with Troop A of the 29th Calvary in the Philippines. He received the American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the WW II Victory Medal. In civilian life he was a farmer and had worked as a custodian for the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles. He was also a former employee of the Ripley County Farm Bureau and Uhlman’s Feed Mill, both in Cross Plains, and also Osgood Grain. Muncie was a member of the Madison VFW, and had attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Versailles.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Johnny Lohrum officiating. Burial will be in the Turner’s Station Cemetery near Campbellsburg, Kentucky. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Bear Creek Baptist Church of Friendship in care of the funeral home.

Lorene Loretta Brancamp

Lorene Loretta Brancamp, 76, of Millhousen, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her residence. Born June 11, 1938 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of Mathias A. and Cleopha C. (Bedel) Werner. She was married to Leonard Brancamp on November 23, 1957 and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1986.

She graduated high school in 1956 from the Oldenburg Academy. She worked at K.S. Bearings for 23 years, retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen. Lorene loved playing cards whenever possible.

She is survived by two sons, Matt (Kimberly) Brancamp of Osgood, Leonard (April) Brancamp, Jr., Columbus; seven daughters, Veronica (Lloyd) Henderson, North Vernon, Linda (Glenn) Schuck, Osgood, Cathy (Mark) Wittkamper, Millhousen, Ann (David) Rolf, Greensburg, Flora (Dennis) Wagner, Osgood, Suzie (Jeff) Wagner, Osgood, Jennifer (Jeff) Eads, Shelbyville; four brothers, Virgil (Virginia) Werner, Kenneth (Helen Rose) Werner, Uriel “Huey” (Jo Ann) Werner, Charles Werner; 10 sisters, Betty Young, Sr. Cleopha Werner, OFM, Theresa (James) Nobbe, Mary (Ray) Merkel, Martha (James) Doll, Regina Lowe, Rita (Francis) Meyer, Carol (Louie) Schwegman, Delores (John) Amburger, Ellie May (Albert) Amburger; 29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; two brothers, Albert and Jacob Werner; two grandchildren, Jacquelyn and Curtis Johnson.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg and from 9-10 a.m., Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen. A public rosary service for family and friends will be held on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen with Rev. John Geis officiating. Interment will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg. Online condolences can be made to the family at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Francis Dell

Larry Francis Dell, 78, of Sunman, passed away Wednesday April 1, 2015. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, at the Sunman Community Church, 215 W. Washington St., Sunman 47041. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Methodist Cemetery south of Sunman with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements 812-654-2141. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Wynona “Lue” Tuley

Wynona “Lue” Tuley, 67, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at her home. She was born at Batesville on January 28, 1948, the daughter of Bernice and Challice Edens Pribble. She was married to Doug Tuley on June 28, 1983 and he survives.

Other survivors include her mother Challice Bode of Holton; one son Chad Brown and his companion Trisha Moore of Osgood; one daughter Krista Terry of Maine; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; one brother Gayle Pribble of North Vernon; two sisters Christy (Ernie) Patrick of Versailles and Lana (David) Scoggins of Osgood.

Mrs. Tuley was a homemaker and spent much of her time reaching out and ministering to those in need around her. She used the days of her illness as an opportunity to walk closer to her God. Lue was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ.

A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the Versailles Church of Christ with Dale Day officiating. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Burial will follow at a later date at the Shelby Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Church of Christ or the Shelby Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles.

Eunice Combs Derringer

Eunice Combs Derringer, 70, of Sunman, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family. To sign the online guestbook or leave a personal condolence, please visit Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Eunice Derringer.
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