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October 18, 2016 • Obituaries
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Evelyn Jean Bush Meadows

Evelyn Jean Bush Meadows, age 84, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence. She was born March 17, 1932 in Milan, Indiana, the daughter of Earl and Hazel Demaree Morrison.

Mrs. Bush Meadows had worked as a school crossing guard and a bartender in Ohio, and later was a homemaker. She moved back to Indiana from Ohio in 1980. She was a member of the Jefferson Post #9, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and the West Madison United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four daughters: Jessie Meece and her husband, Larry of Mason, Ohio, Sara Scroggins and her husband, Jerry of Osgood, Judy Meyers and her husband, Dan of Harrison, Ohio, and Darla Rousch and her husband, Mike of Madison; three sons: Kenny Bush and his wife, Ethel of Madison, Ernest W. “Woody” Bush and his wife, Lelah of Versailles, and Dwayne Bush and his companion Beth of Columbus; one brother, Larry Morrison of Madison; one sister, Irene Youngblood of Madison; eighteen grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Lois Wooten and Ruth Tucker; and two brothers: Earl, Jr. and Don Morrison.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 18 at Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison, with interment to follow in the Shelby Cemetery in Versailles. Friends and family may call at Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison, from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday. The Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion conducted memorial services Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jefferson Post #9, American Legion. Contributions can be made at any of the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations. Online condolences may be made at Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Madison, is entrusted with arrangements.

Judith Ann “Judy” Jackson

Judith Ann “Judy” Jackson, 73, of Greendale, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. She was born November 30, 1942 in Milan, the daughter of the late Frank and Mildred (Johnson) Shelton.

Judy was a past member of the Community Fellowship Church. She enjoyed making crafts, home decor, clothing and gardening. She loved cooking, especially baking, and was known for her red velvet cake. Judy was blessed with an unconditional loving and giving nature; always putting others needs before her own. She also attended the Greendale First Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, William Isaac “Ike” Jackson of Greendale; son, Steven Lynn (Elisa) Jackson of Minneapolis, MN; two stepsons, Terry Allen (Jennifer) Jackson of Rising Sun, Gary Lee (Lisa) Jackson of Westfield; stepdaughter, Brenda Lou (Dwayne) Griffin of Rising Sun; brother, William Shelton of Osgood; two sisters, Ethel Herron of Zephyrhills, FL, Connie Mason of Corbin, KY; two grandchildren, Seth Jackson, Sierra Jackson; eight stepgrandchildren, Jamie Jackson, Michelle Sanford, Kassie Clark, Cheyanne Jackson, Cierra Jackson, Cody Jackson, Lucas Jackson, Hunter Jackson; and five stepgreat grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mildred Shelton; sister, Rita Shelton; and brother, Jerry Shelton.

Funeral services were held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Monday, October 17, 2016 with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Interment followed in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun. Contributions may be made to the Greendale First Church of Christ. Visit us at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Rising Sun, was entrusted with arrangements.

Lester Mark Kolbinsky

Lester Mark Kolbinsky, 70, of Milan, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Dearborn Baptist Church, Aurora. Burial will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Dearborn Baptist church or the American Diabetes Association. If unable to attend services, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and the family will be notified of your donation with a card. Visit: Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, is entrusted with arrangements.

Jane Ellen Watkins

Jane Ellen Watkins, 43, of Columbus was promoted to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on October 15, 2016. She was born December 17, 1972 to Paulette (Rick) McClintock and Greg (Jan) Burns. She married Phillip Watkins on July 15, 1994.

Jane Ellen graduated from Columbus North High School in 1991. She attended Ball State University and finished at the University of Alabama, graduating with distinction becoming a life-long “Roll Tide” fan. She received her Master’s Degree from Indiana University. Jane Ellen was an active member of First Baptist Church where she was involved in the women’s bible study. Her faith was evident to all who knew her. She touched the lives of many children as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing and low vision children. She was a dedicated and loving teacher for 16 years in Alabama, Texas and Johnson County Indiana. She also served three years as SSJCEA President, as well as, an active participant on the board for Express and Columbus East Soccer.
Jane Ellen enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and three dogs, Gracie, Gunner, and Winnie. Her favorite past times included vacationing at Disney World, watching Elisa play soccer, scrapbooking, and crafting with family and friends.

She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her husband Phillip, daughter Elisa, parents Paulette (Rick) McClintock and Greg (Janet) Burns, brother Kirk (Treva) Burns; stepsons John and Michael; step sisters Michele (Gary) Clark, Tracy Davis and step brother Kelly (Julie) Davis; aunts and uncles: Priscilla (Roger) Day, Polly (John) Major, Karen (David) Carter; Cousins: Wendy (Shawn) York, Jenn Day, Tyson Moore, Hannah Moore, McKenna Major, Harry Major, Sam York; Nieces: Suzanne Elsen and Lakin Davis, Nephews: Blake Davis, Noah Clark, Adam Clark, Caleb Gilliam, Sam and Gabe Beasley.
Her Alabama family includes father and mother- in-law Junior and Sandra Watkins; brother and sister in-laws Michael (Suzanne) Watkins, Greg (Deb) Watkins, Dana (Kenny) Kelley, Phyllis (Thad) Campbell; nieces and nephews: Shane, Todd (Stacey) and Cody (Kristen) Watkins, Derek (Mona) Watkins, Jessica (Steven) Johnigan, Ashley Kelley, Jaclyn, Jacob, and Levi Campbell; Great nieces and nephews: Skyler, Jada, Jack, Deanne, Mylee, Haley, and Audry. Jane Ellen is preceded in death by grandparents Carol and John Burns, Becky Nikirk Shumaker, Don Shumaker, Merle Nikirk and Bill and Elaine McClintock and Uncle Jim Burns.

A celebration of Jane Ellen’s life will be held on Sunday, October 23 at First Baptist Church on Fairlawn Drive, Columbus. The service will be held at 6 p.m. and officiated by Pastor Dan Cash. Friends and family may visit from 3 p.m. until time of service. Internment will be within the columbarium at First Baptist Church. Jane Ellen encouraged everyone to wear their favorite Mickey/Disney shirt to the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, Jane Ellen requested memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church designated to Indian Creek Baptist Camp Dining Hall Project or the Watkins Family Scholarship Fund or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Services are entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

Willard Owen “Willie” Woolums

Willard Owen “Willie” Woolums, 56, of Moores Hill, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., Wednesday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, 16717 Manchester Street Moores Hill, IN 47032; (812)744-3280. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Palmer Y. Collins

Palmer Y. Collins, age 82, of Batesville, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5-8 p.m. and the funeral will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers Association. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jenny Koger

Jenny Koger, 78, of Holton, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. She was born near Holton on July 6, 1938, the daughter of Pierce and Lura Hollon King.

Survivors include two sons, David Koger of Holton and Doug Koger of Anderson; one daughter, Diane (Michael) Hartman of Hartland, Connecticut; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby (Hulbert) Brewer of Holton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Mary Elizabeth Koger, brothers Russell, Elmer, and Hargis King, and her sister Myrtle King.

Mrs. Koger was a 1956 graduate of Holton High School and was voted “best personality” of her senior class. Jenny had several occupations over the years including the Delaney Wood Heel factory in Versailles, US Shoe, Muscatatuck, and she once sold Filter Queen vacuums. She had also worked as a secretary at Camp Atterbury and also at the Southeast Career Center in Versailles. From 1986 to 2000 Jenny managed the Depot Restaurant in Osgood which allowed her to meet many people and make numerous friends. Jenny was a member of the Osgood American Legion Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ty Choate of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Grace Everage

Grace Everage, 91,of Milan, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born near Napoleon on June 29, 1925, the daughter of Orville and Edna Weeks Waters. She was married to Carter Everage on October 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2015.

Survivors include one son, Jack (Robbie) Everage of Milan; three daughters, Sandy Mills and Sherry Kendall both of The Villages, Florida, and Joyce Bailey of Martinsville; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Everage was a 1944 graduate of Delaware-Jackson High School at Napoleon and attended Indiana University. Grace was known as an excellent seamstress and she had served as a dress review judge at various county fairs and had also taught sewing at the Southeastern Career Center in Versailles. Her hobbies included tending to her garden and doing a wide variety of crafts. Grace was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church, the Home Arts club in Versailles, and was a former Farm Bureau member.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Versailles Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Versailles Lions Club or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Wilma E. Meyer

Wilma E. Meyer, age 85, of Batesville, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Visitation will be Thursday, October 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Funeral services will be Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m. with a one hour visitation before all at Adams Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Adams Church Ladies or the Manderly Health Care Activity Fund. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Kathy Lynn Troxell

Kathy Lynn Troxell, age 60, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016. Services were held Friday, October 14 at the DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Interment was in Saint Joseph Cemetery, 4500 Foley Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45238. DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, was in charge of arrangements.

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