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May 23, 2017 • Obituaries
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Edwin Tad Lainhart

Edwin Tad Lainhart, 73, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his Erlanger, KY residence. Edwin was raised in Holton, and was a 1961 graduate of Holton High School. In his adult years, Edwin worked as a barber before graduating in 1975 from the Police Academy and serving the Erlanger community for 20 years as a police officer. After his retirement, he returned to barbering at Ft. Mitchell Barber Shop.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Myrtle Lainhart. He is survived by his wife Sherry Willis Lainhart, son William Tad Lainhart, daughter Scherran Lainhart Schatzman (Steve), daughter Tyra “TJ” Lainhart (Bill McGohan), son Sean Holbrook, daughter Stacy Holbrook, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and his sister Patti Jo Hunyadi (Mike).

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Sterling Event Center at St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Rd. Erlanger, KY 41018. A celebration of Edwin’s life will immediately follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Shop with a Cop Erlanger, 505 Commonwealth Ave. Erlanger, KY 41018 or Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue, 8255 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45255. Online condolences can be made at

Ida Evans Holdsworth

Ida Evans Holdsworth, 99, of Versailles, passed away at 8 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Crown Pointe Assisted Living Center in Greensburg. She was born at Newport, Kentucky on August 21, 1917, the daughter of Edward and Rilla Messmer. She was married to Claude Evans who preceded her in death and then was married to Duke Holdsworth on August 23, 1973 and he also preceded her in death.

Survivors include one stepson Gary (Patsy) Holdsworth of Versailles; two grandsons Scott (Kara) Holdsworth of Greensburg and Brian (Stacy) Holdsworth of Zionsville; four great grandchildren Macy, Chancey, Jocelyn, and Braden, also her brother-in-law Gilbert Laycock of Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister Grace Laycock, and her brother Edward Messmer.

Mrs. Holdsworth was a former employee of Neustadt- Loring-Andrews Jewelers in Cincinnati and retired after 45 years with the purchasing department of Kroger’s in Cincinnati. She had enjoyed traveling in her lifetime including trips to Europe. Her hobbies included solving and framing Thomas Kincaid oil painting puzzles, crocheting, embroidery, and quilting. For 93 years of her life Ida was a member of the United Methodist Church, first in Southgate, Kentucky, and after moving to Versailles she became a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Versailles Eastern Star.

Eastern Star services will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles followed by funeral services with Rev. Mike Dixon officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services. Graveside services will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Kentucky. Memorials may be given to the Decatur-Shelby County Hospice or the Tyson United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

James C. “Jim” Pendleton, Sr.

James C. “Jim” Pendleton, Sr., age 95, of Madison, and formerly of Canaan, died Saturday, May 20, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 25 at 11 a.m., by Pastor Ed Roberts at the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church near Canaan with burial following in the Canaan Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorials may be given to the King’s Daughters’ Foundation-Edith Pendleton Endowment. Contributions may be made online at the KDH Foundation. Please enter Edith Pendleton Endowment in the “Special Instructions” box. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, is in charge of arrangements.

Roger Furlow

Roger Furlow, age 74, of Osgood, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Decatur County Hospital surrounded by his family. Roger was born in Greensburg on March 19, 1943 the son of the late Lester and Mable (Adams) Furlow.

Roger grew up in the Holton Community and attended Holton and New Marion Schools. He entered the work force at a young age and was a dedicated employee. He spent 28 years working at the US Shoe Factory in Osgood. In the later years of working at the Shoe Factory he began as a part time employee at Neal’s Funeral Home and became full time for nearly 25 years. He had a personality that could easily make you smile, and a heart that was willing to help in any way he could. Roger enjoyed his family and teaching them to respect people and treat them fair and honest. His greatest past time was to go fishing whenever time allowed, and just enjoy nature.

Roger is survived by wife Linda of Osgood, son Sean (Stephanie) Furlow of Versailles, stepchildren Brian of Seymour, Scott and Amber both of Osgood, and grandchildren Charlie, Madeleine, Michael, Bridgett, and Zachary. He was preceded in death by his parents and also son, Keith.

Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, with funeral services beginning at 6 p.m. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Napoleon. Memorials may be made out to the American Heart Association on care of the funeral home. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of arrangements.

Iseral “Zeke” Bishop

Iseral “Zeke” Bishop, of Versailles, formerly of Lawrenceburg and Aurora, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Friends will be received Wednesday, May 24 at 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, with funeral services following. Burial will follow at the Holton Cemetery, Holton. Contributions may be made towards funeral expenses, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and the family will be notified of your donation with a card. Rullman-Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy R. Lingle

Patsy R. Lingle, 81, of Moores Hill, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health at Batesville. Patsy was born in Herrin, Illinois on Sunday June 23, 1935, to Logan and Verna (Emery) Carter. She married Fred Lingle who survives.

She graduated from Southern Illinois University and became a first grade teacher in Williamson County Illinois. She was a substitute teacher for Moores Hill elementary and South Dearborn Schools for several years. Later she worked for Paradyne Insurance Company in Cincinnati as a processor. Patsy was a member of the Moores Hill Church of Christ.

Patsy is survived by husband: Fred Lingle of Moores Hill; son: Logan (Melinda) Lingle of Milan; daughter: Laurel (Ryan) Pepperworth of Indianapolis; five grandchildren: Cassandra and Alicia Billingsley; Zoey Pepperworth, Derek King-Morrison, Aaron King-Brackman.

Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at Moores Hill Church of Christ, Moores Hill, with Tito Pel officiating. Memorials may be made to Moores Hill Church of Christ. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home assisted the family on planning their arrangements. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.

James “Jim Bob” Robert Eadler

A smiling face, who never met a stranger in the community, James “Jim Bob” Robert Eadler, age 84, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 in Osgood. He was born on June 14, 1932, the son of Robert and Mildred (Francis) Eadler in Ripley County. He spent his entire life “growing up” in the area!

He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Jim Bob married the love of his life Daisy Dean Paul who preceded him in death on July 14, 1992. Most people in the area have been involved at some point in one of his conversations or joking around on various topics. He worked as a custodian at Jac-Cen-Del during the 70’s and into the early 80’s and then spent a few years working at the Ripley County Bank. In the late 80’s, he began the final chapter in his work career at the US Post Office in Osgood. He was always willing to help wherever he could.

He is survived by brothers Bernard “Benny” (Theresa) Eadler and Roger (Priscilla) Eadler both of Osgood; and one sister, Mary Jane (Ronnie) Horn of Versailles also survives. He was preceded in death by one sister, Cheryl “Susie” Chaney.

Jim Bob wanted to make it clear there will be no services, just take a minute and go fishing. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, was in charge of arrangements.

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