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March 2, 2017 • Obituaries
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Viola Ruth Menchhofer Arsenault

Viola Ruth Menchhofer Arsenault, 96, was born near Osgood, as the oldest daughter of nine children, to Henry W. and Ethel (Dorrel) Menchhofer on October 27, 1920. She attended Splashville grade school near their family’s farm home. After graduation in 1939 from Versailles High School she went to Cincinnati and did house work until World War II broke out. At that time she went to Indianapolis and worked in a defense plant until 1945 when she met and married Al Arsenault. Al was in the Air Force and they travelled throughout Europe and England for a number of years.

In 1955 they settled in Cheyenne, WY where Viola worked in retail for JCPenney’s for 20 years until she retired. Rest of her life was devoted to helping others as she lived in Rancho Cordova near family and was affectionately known as “Aunti Vi” to all of her nieces and nephews. She passed away Saturday morning, February 25, 2017 at Fair Oaks, CA after many months of declining health.

Two sisters, Rose A. Westerfeld, Greensburg, and Wilma E. Greene, Cross Plains, survive “Aunti Vi.” Also surviving are her goddaughters and nieces, Vickie Belter, of Rancho Cordova, Ca., who was her caregiver for many years, and Tina Westerfeld, Greensburg, who shared the same birthday date as “Aunti Vi.” Also surviving are an additional 15 nieces and nephews, 30 great nieces nephews, 59 great great nieces and nephews and three great great great nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Opal Belter, brothers Irvin, Clarence, Floyd, Paul and Ray Menchhofer, two nephews, two great nieces, and one great great niece.

The family will conduct a celebration of life at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4 at the Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery at Cross Roads near Batesville. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to either the St. Paul Cemetery at Cross Roads or Tanglewood Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Claud Isaacs, Jr.

Claud Isaacs, Jr., 89, of Correct, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born at Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky on July 23, 1927, the son of Claud Sr. and Emily Clark Isaacs. He was married to Lois Smith on June 26, 1950 and she preceded him in death on September 22, 2002.

Survivors include three sons, Greg (Mary) Hilton of New Marion, Daniel (Teresa) Isaacs of Versailles, and Grant Isaacs of Greensburg; five daughters, Claudia Isaacs of Swanton, Ohio, Glenna Baugh of Correct, Sandra (Bill) Fletcher of Dupont, Melanie (Bill) Hoffman of Adams, and Ellen (Jerry) Lowe of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter; one sister Judy Cutler of Lebanon. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers George, Eugene, and Charles Isaacs, and his sisters Lydia Higdon, Sarah Spaulding, and Nancy Agan.

Mr. Isaacs was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII where he served as a supply technician with the 851st, rising to the rank of Corporal. For service to his country Claud received the WWII Victory Medal. In civilian life he owned and operated Claud’s Body Shop in Correct for over 40 years. In his younger years he had worked at Chevrolet and also at Top and Body both in Indianapolis. He also worked at Abe’s Body Shop in Madison and for Henry Pulley in Versailles. Claud was an avid bird hunter and also belonged to the Brush Creek Conservation Club at Butlerville where he enjoyed trap shooting. He competed in the national trap shoot at Vandalia, Ohio, and was once featured on ESPN.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Tim Heim of the Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

James “Jim” William Lyons

James “Jim” William Lyons, age 88, of Madison, died on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 3 at 11 a.m. by Reverend Rollin Mitchell and Reverend Bob Leach at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, with burial in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and from 10 a.m., Friday, until the time of service at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald “Jerry” “Nails” Smith

Gerald “Jerry”, “Nails” Smith, 69, of Vevay, passed away at 4:47 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Hamilton, Ohio. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 16, 1947, the son of Edward and Ruth White Smith.

Survivors include one nephew, Scott (Rachael) Smith of Gainesville, Florida; cousin; Pam (Frank) Rose of West Chester, Ohio, and one brother, James Smith of Gainesville, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Smith was a 1966 graduate of Quarter Tech High School in Cincinnati. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where served his country. Mr. Smith received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. In civilian life Jerry was a self-employed carpet installer. Jerry was a member of the Versailles and Osgood American Legion.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2, at noon, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Don Hooker officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials may be given to Versailles or Osgood American Legion or Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Mable Martin Wall

Mable Martin Wall, age 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.She was born in Florence, KY on April 2, 1931, the daughter of Cecil and Jessie Martin and they preceded her in death. She married Russell E. Wall on November 9, 1951 and he preceded her in death in 2004. She was also preceded in death in 2010 by an infant great grandson, M.J. Muniz.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, David (Bonnie) Wall of Milan, Robin (Jon) Stegemiller of Cross Plains, and Christy (Casey) Speer of Camby along with eight grandchildren (Aurora Doster, Paige Wall, Abigail Wojciechowski, Nichole Arthur, Augusta Muniz, Caleb Carlock, Lucas Wall, and Hannah Carlock) and 13 great grandchildren. Other survivors are two brothers, Dr. Albert (Margery) Martin of Crittenden, KY and Dr. Cecil (Judy) Martin of Carrollton, KY along with several nieces and nephews.

Mable was a devoted railroader’s wife and loving mother making Rexville her home for over 44 years. She and her husband owned and operated a mink ranch. They enjoyed training and showing their registered Tennessee Walking Horses. In later years, they loved mule-skinning with close friends, circling the upper peninsula of Michigan to the Land between the Lakes. She was an avid reader and loved to draw and sew.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial at Tanglewood Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Tanglewood Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Thomas Eugene Moulton, Sr.

Thomas Eugene Moulton, Sr., age 87, of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. His wishes were to be cremated. Visitation will be Thursday, March 2 from 5-6 p.m. immediately followed by memorial service at 6 p.m., all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Memorials may be given to ßthe family c/o the funeral home via mail or at the services. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of arrangements.

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