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June 16, 2015 • Obituaries

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Phyllis McEvoy

Phyllis McEvoy, 54, of Holton, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Jennings St. Vincent Hospital in North Vernon. She was born in Madison on January 26, 1961, the daughter of Charles and Norma Pratt Bustle. She was married to David McEvoy on July 23, 1992 and he survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Norma Hopper of Versailles; two daughters, Lindsey (James) Chastain of Medora and Jamie (Wes) Combest of North Vernon; five grandchildren; two brothers, Charles (Debbie) Bustle of Holton and John (Jeanie) Bustle of Maysville, Michigan; two sisters, Sharon Whitham and Darla Downey both of Holton. She was preceded in death by her father, sister Vickie Lynn Bustle, her nephew Josh Whitham, her brother-in-law Marvin Downey, and her father and mother-in-law Donald and Alice McEvoy.

Mrs. McEvoy was a homemaker and had been employed with Metaldyne in North Vernon and also with the North Vernon JayC Store. Phyllis loved taking care of her husband and family and enjoyed working in her yard and flowers as well as looking after her dogs. She was a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 12 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Earl Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery at Versailles. Visitation will also be Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

John Dale Hankins

John Dale Hankins, 86, of Dillsboro, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at his home. Dale was born Saturday, November 17, 1928 in Cross Plains, the son of James and Alma (Selig) Hankins. Dale married Clara (Frakes) Hankins March 19, 1949 and she survives.

Dale worked at Demaree Tractor sales, Blue Flame Gas, Ohio Rod, and retired as a custodian after 22 years of service for South Ripley Schools. He enjoyed restoring Farmall, International, and Ford tractors. He enjoyed farming, gardening and spending time with his family.

Dale is survived by wife: Clara Hankins of Dillsboro. sons: Randy Hankins of Holton; Jim (Bev) Hankins of Elrod; daughters: Cindy (Brian) Stemann of Dillsboro; Karen (Rod) Elswick of Madison; sisters: Judy (Omer) Wilson of Holton; Dorothy Holton of Versailles; six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Roy Hankins, sister: Myrle Wood; and grandchildren: Sharon and Dale Ehlers.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastor Ty Choate and Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery at Elrod. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to his granddaughter: Julie Mullins for expenses for her treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. 707 South Main St. Box 243 Milan, IN 47031 (812)654-2141 Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Linda Ertel

Linda Ertel, 56, of Dillsboro, formerly of Osgood, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015. Funeral services will be held all in one day, Tuesday, June 16 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, with visitation from 5-6 p.m. and funeral services immediately following. Burial will be in the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon. Memorials may be given to the St. Maurice Cemetery or New Horizons in care of funeral home. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements.

James Dale Meyer

James Dale Meyer, 88, of Batesville, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015. Graveside Services with military graveside rites will be Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to VFW or American Legion Honor Guard c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006, who is in charge of arrangements.

Donald G. Marksberry, Sr.

Donald G. Marksberry Sr., 83, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015. Funeral services for Don will be Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Friends may meet his family from 11 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home. Don will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Brian Adams

Brian Adams, 37, of Batesville, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015. Services are pending at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan.

Roger H. Carson

Roger H. Carson, 74, of Sunman, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015 at his residence. Born August 7, 1940 in Oneida, Tennessee, he was the son of Harold and Willie Anne (Pennington) Carson. Roger was an A-linemen for Cincinnati Gas and Electric. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Tricia (Dave) Dixon, Tony (Cindy Belland) Carson, Jeff (Gwen) Carson; grandchildren, Krystal Carson, Kandi (Sara) Carson, Nicholas Dixon, Stephanie Carson, Mark Carson and Alex Dixon; great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Jackson, and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held for the family at a later date. To sign the online guest book or to leave a personal condolence, please visit Cook Rosenberger Funeral Homes, Sunman, is entrusted with arrangements.

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