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January 5, 2017 • Obituaries
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Roscoe E. Moody

Roscoe E. Moody, 89, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Osgood, passed away at 7:25 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Brookstone Estates in Effingham. He was born near Benham on January 11, 1927, the son of Marion and Lula Gray Moody. He was married to Betty Rickroad and she preceded him in death on May 26, 1984.

Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Irene Cornett-Hale of Berea, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Ross (Carla) Cornett of Altamont, Illinois, Sandy Cornett of Shumway, Illinois, Marc Sanders of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Anette Youngblood of Green Castle, Pennsylvania; four great grandchildren Lantz, Trevor, Evan, and Logan Cornett all of Altamont, Illinois; one brother Ray Moody of Milan. He was also preceded in death by his parents: Marion and Lula (Gray) Moody, wife: Ruth “Betty” Rickroad-Moody, brother: Ralph and his wife Fleta Moody, sister: Ella Ruth and her husband Ralph Evans.

Mr. Moody was a 1945 graduate of Cross Plains High School and was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army from December 20, 1945 until his discharge on December 29, 1946. Roscoe rose to the rank of Sergeant and for service to his country he received the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal. In civilian life he was a driver for Baylor Trucking in Milan and was the general manager of the Bobber Auto/Truck Plaza in Effingham. After his retirement he was employed with Dust & Sons in Effingham. Roscoe was a Life Member of the Versailles American Legion and was a 53-year member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge.

Masonic services will be held on Thursday, January 5 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with funeral services to follow. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Mary “Jane” Hooton

Mary “Jane” Hooton, age 80, of Miami Township, passed surrounded by her family, early Monday morning, December 26, 2016 at the Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery. She was born January 20, 1936 in Cross Plains, the daughter of Roland and Clara Warfield Hooton.

Jane was a graduate of Versailles High School and her first employment was as a typist with the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, where she returned to after the birth of her children and continued as a secretary. Jane later was employed by the Smithsonian Institute in the personnel department of the Red Castle and the Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C. When she returned to the Ohio area she was employed by the Department of Labor in Cincinnati and then transferred to the Indianapolis, Indiana branch. Again, upon her return to Ohio, she was employed by Sibcy Cline Reality in the Milford-Mulberry office from where she retired.

She is survived by her children and spouses: John “Michael” (Teresa) Hill, Nancy (Tom) Pappas, Jodi (Tom) Weinschenk; grandchildren, Bea, Clara and Mike Hill Jr., Kristin and Ryan Pappas, Gavin and Nick Holt; two great granddaughters, Ava and Sophia Harper; sisters, Hope Fisse, Faith Huffman; twin brothers, Duane and Dwight Hooton; and many loved nieces and nephews. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Swingle.

A memorial service was held Monday, January 2 at the Evans Funeral Home in Milford with Reverend Linda McClanahan officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Indiana. Her family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Rosie Christian Volz

Rosie Christian Volz, 105, of Milan, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Rosie was born May 16, 1911 in Dearborn County, to George and Annie Hauntz. She married Edmund Volz May 15, 1943, and he preceded her in death October 22, 1987.

Rosie was a homemaker and farmers wife. She was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church at Milan. She enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing, and loved her church and family.

Rosie is survived by sons, George (Judy) Volz and Henry Volz both of Milan, and grandchild Brooke (Mark) Wuest and great grandchildren Devin and Dalton Wuest. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.

Funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 201 W. Ripley Street, Milan, with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will follow in St. Charles Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will also be Thursday 10-11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Charles Church or St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan is entrusted with arrangements. 812-654-2141. Box 243, Milan, In. 47031.

Delores Poore

Delores Poore, 82, of Milan, passed away at her home December 31, 2016, with her family by her side. Delores was born Tuesday, September 18, 1934 in Weisburg, IN, the daughter of Otto and Alma (Schwier) Vogel. She married Hiram Poore November 20, 1954 and he preceded her in death August 4, 2004.

Delores retired after 30 years of service with the Sunman-Dearborn School District. Delores enjoyed bowling on her league, square dancing, roller skating, going to her church for services, and spending time with her family and friends.

Delores is survived by daughter: Teresa Cole, companion of 21 years: David Hall both of Milan; sister: Shirley (Lestol) Harmon of Sunman; daughter-in-law: Vicky Poore of Memphis, IN; son-in-law: Rodney Cole of Lawrenceburg; brother-in-law: Kenneth (Debbie) Poore of Milan; sister-in-law: Freda (Bill) Kaiser of Milan, five grandchildren: Mark and Brian Cole, Jason, Cindy and Jarrod Poore; one great grandchild: Gunner Poore. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son: Wayne Poore, one daughter: Diane Cole, Great-Grandchild: Issac Poore, brother-in-law: Fred Poore and sister-in-law: Christina Poore.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 3 at St. John Lutheran Church, Sunman, with Pastor Tom Frey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements, Box 243 Milan, IN 47031; 812-654-2141. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

Emmagene L. “Em” Sellers

Emmagene L. “Em” Sellers, 94, of Dillsboro, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro. Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro. Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, Dillsboro Rescue, Dillsboro Fire Dept. or to the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVries Funeral Home of Dillsboro.

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