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April 5, 2016 • Obituaries
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Virgil H. Ruggles

Virgil H. Ruggles, 70, of Osgood, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville on August 15, 1945, the son of Herbert and Ann Fryer Ruggles. He was married to Carol June Rea on February 6, 1965 and she survives.

Other survivors include one son Steven (Teresa) Ruggles of Greensburg; grandsons Zacheriah (Brooklyn), and Trent Ruggles; great granddaughter Bristel; one brother Donald (Carol) Ruggles of Lincoln City; two sisters Kathy Ruggles of Avon and Janie (Willie) Grigsby of Versailles; also his beloved cat Joey. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his twin sons Nathan and Neal, who died in infancy.

Mr. Ruggles was a 1963 graduate of Holton High School. He was a former employee of Arvins in North Vernon and retired in 2000 after 34 years with the Southeastern Indiana REMC in Osgood where he worked as a lineman and serviceman. Virgil’s favorite pastime was fishing and spending time with his family.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 3 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Irvin Hart of the Osgood New Testament Christian Church officiating. Virgil’s wishes were to be cremated and burial will follow at a later date at the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Osgood Fire Department or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Kenneth Wuellner

Kenneth Wuellner, 84, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Kenneth was born Monday, November 2, 1931 in Milan the son of Harry and Elizabeth (Lattire) Wuellner. Harry later married Mabel Wuellner that raised Kenneth from birth. Kenneth married Betty (Foster) Wuellner May 22, 1954 and she preceded him death February 20, 2006.

Kenneth was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War conflict. He worked at Fernald then later retired from Monsanto in 1994. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church where he had served as treasurer and on the cemetery board. He was also a member of the Milan VFW. In his younger years he enjoyed coaching youth baseball, traveling with his wife Betty and spending time with his family.

Kenneth is survived by sons, Keith James Wuellner of Milan, Kevin John Wuellner of Cincinnati; daughter, Kristy and (Mike) Carpenter of Milan; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Wuellner, great grandchild Lillian Rae Dew, and sister Esther (Jim) Kloth.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Milan. Burial followed in the church cemetery with full military honors by the Milan VFW. Memorials may be made to Milan VFW, Cancer Society, or Alzheimer’s Association. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was entrusted with arrangements. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Linda Ritchie

Linda Ritchie, 69, of Osgood, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at her home. Linda was born Thursday, December 12, 1946 in Milan, the daughter of William and Opal (Hart) Westerman. Linda married Merrill Ritchie August 22, 1964 and he survives.

Linda was a homemaker. She was a member of the National Brittany Rescue. She enjoyed collecting mugs, listening to the Gospel Group “Heavenly Reign”, wrote and published her own poetry and loved spending time with her family. She would lend a hand to anyone that needed it.

Linda is survived by husband: Merrill Ritchie of Osgood; son: Dennis (Julie) Ritchie of Indianapolis; daughters: Michelle Koch of Lexington, KY, Kimberly (Frank) McCane of Hanover, Bettie Geer of Madison; sister: Emma Tickle of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren: Tommi, Chris, Erika, Brittany (Brandon), Jeff, Kristen, Emily (Steve), Mandy (Dave), Trey, Tanner, Matthew; 11 great grandchildren: Shawna, Lydia, Harrison, Makaelynn, Rylee, Wes, Joey, Alli, Brandon Michael, Cooper, Ryu. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Virgil “Leo”, Billy, Jackie, Robert Kinnett; sisters: Roberta Tally, Mary Bottot, Louise Jordan, Betty Richardson.

Funeral service were held Monday, April 4 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Julie Ritchie officiating. Burial was in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may be made to National Brittany Rescue, Rescue 69 or American Cancer Society. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, is entrusted with arrangements. Go to to leave an online condolence message.

Loyd Lee Robinson

Loyd Lee Robinson, age 49, formerly of Pleasant, passed away at 11:35 am, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas with his loving family by his side. Loyd entered this life on January 3, 1967, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, the son of Forrest and the late, Iva “Callie” Lea (Bright) Robinson.

He spent most of his childhood in Switzerland County, where he later resided before moving to Humble, Texas. Loyd was employed off and on throughout his adult life, although he found his passion as a semi-truck driver. He was known for his outgoing personality and his easiness to make friends. Everyone who knew Loyd, knows that he ultimately lived for his children.

Loyd will be dearly missed by his loving children: Jennifer Placker and her husband: Jason of Texas City, Texas and Chad Robinson and his wife: Kelsi of Jeffersonville, Indiana; his grandchildren: Hannah, Deni, and Oliver (arriving in July); and his companion: Linda of New Caney, Texas. He is also survived by his father: Forrest Robinson and his companion: Kathy of Bennington; his sisters: Barbara “Sis” Burkman and her husband: Mike of Scipio; Edith “Edie” Fugate and her fiancé: Wes of Mason, Ohio; his brothers: Daniel “Danny” Robinson and his wife: Tonya of Mason, Ohio; Walter “Walt” Robinson of New Caney, Texas; his aunt: Mary Whitehead and her husband: Jack of Humble, Texas; his many nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is preceded in death by his mother: Iva “Callie” Lea (Bright) Robinson, died May 7, 2005; his niece: Christina Ryker and his nephew: Bradley Robinson.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m., by Brother Logan Fugate at the Cross Plains Church of Christ in Cross Plains. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay, is in charge of arrangements.

Edna Furnish

Edna Furnish, 84, of Independence, Kentucky passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at the Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. She was born near Versailles on July 28, 1931, the daughter of John and Millie Laswell Hansen. She was married to Bernard Furnish and he preceded her in death in 2004.

Survivors include two daughters Martha Davidson of Fairfield, Ohio and Ann (Denny) Durham of Independence, Kentucky; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers Earl Hansen of Florence, Kentucky and Richard Hansen of Holton. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Lester Hansen, and her sisters Helen Hansen and Vona Moody.

Mrs. Furnish was a 1949 graduate of Versailles High School and was a former telephone operator for A. T. & T. She was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Independence and she and her husband served on several missions both internationally and domestic. They primarily served as disaster relief workers and as a part of the Buckeye Baptist Builders. Edna’s hobbies included bowling, playing cards, and cooking.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, April 2 at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Independence. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home in Independence.

Paul F. Minning

Paul F. Minning, 58, of New Point, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. at New Point Christian Church, New Point. Burial will follow in Rossburg Cemetery in New Point. Memorials may be given to the New Point Christian Church or St. John Lutheran Church, Napoleon c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is entrusted with arrangements.

William David Brown

William David Brown, age 48, of Moores Hill, passed away March 28, 2016. A private memorial service was held Saturday, April 2. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, was entrusted with arrangements.

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