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March 22, 2016 • Obituaries
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Virginia “Jinky” Craft

Virginia “Jinky” Craft, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. She was born March 21, 1936, in Milan, the daughter of Walter F. and Mabel L. (Butt) Voss. On August 14, 1960, she married her husband of 55 years, Earl Raymond “Ray” Craft, and he survives.

Jinky is also survived by her daughter, Sue Ellen Sutherlin and husband, Rod, of Fishers; son, Mark Craft of Columbia, South Carolina; sister, Ellie Brinkman of Greendale; brother, Paul Voss and wife, Sheryl, of Batesville; sister-in-law, Emily Voss of Milan; grandchildren, Cole Sutherlin, Kylie Sutherlin, Jamie Craft, Gregory Craft, Jada Craft, Alyssa Craft and Bryce Craft; great-grandchild, Brayton Craft; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hank Voss; and a sister, Esther Voss.

Jinky graduated from Milan High School in 1954; obtained her bachelor’s degree from Franklin College and master’s degree from Butler University. She was a very active member of First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Craft was an elementary school teacher for 34 years, retiring in 1994. She taught at Greensburg, Milan, Kirklin and Shelbyville. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. Jinky enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. She also enjoyed her flowers. She loved doing things with and for her grandchildren.

A gathering of friends will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 124 W. Broadway St. in Shelbyville. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the church, with Rev. Mark Morningstar officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Milan ’54 Museum, P.O. Box 54, Milan, IN 47031. Online condolences may be shared with the Craft family at Freeman Family Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine R. Grigsby

Catherine R. Grigsby, 86, of Versailles, passed away at 3:44 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her residence. She was born at New Marion on November 6, 1929, the daughter of Bernice and Eva Reynolds Chandler.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl (Leigh) Steele of Benham, and one son, Ernest (Denise) of Kent; two grandsons, Jeff (Brittany) Champe of Zionsville, Brian (Tabatha) Grigsby, of Madison and five great grandchildren; one brother, Gene Chandler of Greensburg; and three sisters, Elizabeth Worth of Cincinnati, Joann Dicus and June (Chester) Walker both of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lee Grigsby, and one brother and three sisters.

Mrs. Grigsby retired from Seagram’s after more than 25 years and Mr. and Mrs. Grigsby together owned and operated G&G Sporting Goods in Versailles for more than 35 years. She was a member of Tanglewood Baptist Church. She also loved to be outside working in her flowers and in her garden and loved to cook for her family.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at 1:00 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Steven Mullins officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

John “Johnny” Greco

John “Johnny” Greco, age 20, of Dillsboro, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his home. John was born December 1, 1995 in Dillsboro, the son of Fortunato “Lucky” and Susan Lewis Greco and graduated from South Dearborn High School.

Friends may meet his family on Thursday, March 24 at Dillsboro United Methodist Church, 10071 Front Street, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service for John will be Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m. at the church with his pastor, Rev. Mona Safley and his former pastor, Rev. Dennis Alstott officiating. He will be laid to rest at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. A complete obituary will be published in Thursday’s paper by DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro.

Freda Denning

Fire victim, Freda Denning, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home in Aurora. Arrangements are pending at the Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill. Please go to for arrangements.

L. Irene Kunz

L. Irene Kunz, 87, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital. She was born on June 2, 1928 in Decatur County, the daughter of Ralph and Mayme Koenigkramer Miller. Irene married Herschel L. Kunz on January 12, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2012.

Irene was a farmer’s wife. She was very active volunteering at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Napoleon: Bible School, Lutheran Hills Church Camp, Sunday school teacher, WELCA, and the church council.

Survivors include: sons- Kenneth (Patty) Kunz, Larry (Pam) Kunz, James (Ann) Kunz, and Richard (Mary Jane) Kunz; grandchildren- Tracy (Steve) Webb, Tonya (Mike) Muckerheide, Dawn (Scott) Krekeler, Christy (Jason) Ruzga, Rebecca (Kenny) Tebbe, Matthew (Allison) Kunz, and Michael (Marci) Kunz; 14 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; sisters- Ilene Schwier and Eleanor (Bill) Huey; and sister-in-law- Mary Jo Miller. She was preceded in death by her: parents; husband; and brothers- Mervin Miller and Delbert Miller.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg on Thursday, March 24 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon on Friday, March 25 at 10 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Jack Dixon will be officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www. Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine L. Foster

The family of Lorraine L. Foster are mourning the loss of their very beloved mother and grandmother who was called from this life on March 20, 2016 at the age of 87. She was comforted and surrounded by her family at Arbor Grove Village of Greensburg, as she passed away from this life into the next. She was born December 27, 1928 in Batesville, to the late Albert and Emma Lampe Goldsmith.

Lorraine married Stanley Edward Foster on June 21, 1947. They began their life together first living at the Old Central House in Napoleon, but shortly thereafter, Stanley along with his brothers built their home in Napoleon where they lived the rest of their lives together, raising their 11 children. Stanley preceded her in death on July 12, 1993.

A devout Catholic, she loved her church, St. Maurice of Napoleon. She loved music and was blessed with a beautiful voice! For approximately 55 years, she served as a cantor singing songs of praises to the Lord. She also sang at weddings and funerals. Her family stated that she loved to hear Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley sing. She could do a good rendition of “I’m All Shook Up”! Asked what her occupation was, she would answer, “Raising my children.” Her family and grandchildren had been her life! She will be so sadly missed.

Survivors include seven sons: Dennis (Janice) Foster of Nogales, AZ, Timothy (Janet) Foster and James (Cheryl) Foster, both of Batesville, Doug (Pam) Foster and Terry “Mick” Foster, both of Greensburg, John Paul (Lynnis) Foster of Osgood and Larry Mark (Phyllis) Foster of Greensburg; four daughters: Diane Huening and Rita Foster, both of Greensburg, Peggy (Duane Sizemore) Murray of Osgood and Laurie Foster of Napoleon; 23 grandchildren; 47 great great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers (Ralph, Albert, Bob, Clifford, Paul and Earl Goldsmith) and four sisters (Dorothy Oswald, Mildred Scheney, Rita Maple and Katie Fichtner).

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 23 at St. Maurice Catholic Church of Napoleon at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Napoleon. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 22 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements.

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