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July 28, 2016 • Obituaries
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Lena Patrick Delap

Lena Patrick Delap, 98, of Milan, passed away Tuesday, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky to Rilda and O.M. Patrick on April 23, 1918, and was married on April 23, 1936 to Alvin Delap who preceded her in death in April of 1987.

Lena was also preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, and parents. She is survived by one son, Robert Alvin Delap of Moores Hill; two daughters, Judy Bridewell of Warsaw, Kentucky, and Linda (Andy) Barenscheer of Milan; nine grandchildren: LeAnn Wafford, Tara (Chuck) Hagy, Tina (Mark) Mazuk, Malinda (James) Jones, Susannah (Stephen) Scott, Timothy (Brittany) Barenscheer, Robert (Stacey) Delap, Jonathan Delap, David Brown, Kelly Bridewell, Tracey Bridewell. She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren: Patrick, Mindi, Joel, and Jeremiah Wafford; Abigail, Emma, Ellie, and Josie Hagy; Randal, Gracey, and Jacob Mazuk; Molly, Zachary, and Andrew Jones; Silas Scott, and Callen Barenscheer.

Lena was a loving and caring mother who was dedicated to her family. She loved her picturesque country home spending endless time enjoying early mornings picking blackberries, tending to her garden, piecing quilts for her family, and preparing delicious homemade goods. Some might think this was a simple life, but to her it was everything. Blessed with a listening and sympathetic ear, and love for her family made it inviting to sit on the swing and listen to her calm and reassuring ways. It was common to receive comfort by a soft touch, tap of her hand, a soft “hello hon” or “bye sugar.” Her life was seasoned with family, and our lives were enriched by the love she has shown us.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 12 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow the services at Washington Baptist Cemetery in Elrod. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Washington Baptist Cemetery.

Philip H. Meisberger

Philip H. Meisberger, 73, of New Marion, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016, at University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Indianapolis on July 6, 1943, the son of Rom and Gertrude Eckstein Meisberger. He was married to Rita Cole on September 19, 1964 and she survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Jeff (Jeanie) Meisberger of Montrose, Colorado, and Scott (Amy) Meisberger of Versailles; two daughters, Lori (Billy) Gabbard of Cross Plains, and Melissa Caplinger of New Marion; grandchildren, Kelsey, Kaylin, Jordan, Matthew, and Nathan (Melanie) Meisberger, Tyler, and Devon Gabbard, Jakob, Joseph, and Ellie Ayers, Zack, and Cheyenne Caplinger; one great grandchild Karrin Mae Meisberger; eight brothers Melvin (Sandra), David (Sherron), John (Diane), Dwight, and Charles Meisberger all of New Marion, Donald (Josie) Meisberger of Camby, Art Meisberger of Olean, and Mark Meisberger of Indianapolis; two sisters Dolores Souder, and Mary (Greg) Hilton both of New Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Meisberger was a 1961 graduate of New Marion High School and served with the US Army Reserves from 1961 to 1965. He was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and retired from Seagrams in Lawrenceburg. Philip also farmed and loved to tinker with his Volkswagens and developed the reputation that if it needed fixing, find Philip and he would find a way to fix it. The highlight of his life was following any South Ripley sports team and he could always be found rooting on the Raiders. Philip was a member of the St. Magdalene Catholic Church and was a former member of the New Marion Fire Department.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the St. Magdalene Cemetery at Madison. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be given to the South Ripley boys and girls varsity basketball program in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home at Versailles.

Ronald Hopton

Ronald Hopton, 82, of Texas, formally of Indianapolis, passed away June 25, 2016. He was born in Milan and lived in Indianapolis most of his life.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Lois Rountree Hopton; sons, Chris, David Turner; daughter, Tracey H. Williams; and sister, Joyce Hopton Burgess; four grandsons and a granddaughter, nieces, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by parents, A.W. and Grace DeBurger H. Chaney; son, Jim Turner, Jr.; and daughter, Karla Hopton; brother, Bill Hopton. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home, Versailles, arranged a private service for the family.

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