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Anna L. Angel
Anna L. Angel, 75, of Milan, died Thursday, March 27, 2003 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born April 4, 1927 in Jellico, TN. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Deaton of Milan, one brother, Roy Conley of Knoxville, TN, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, March 31, 11 a.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, OH.

Charles H. Asche
Charles Henry "Charlie" Asche, 57, of Versailles, died Sunday, June 8, 2003 at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison. He was born April 7, 1946 in Fort Pierce, FL the son of Gerald and Oneada (Shelp) Asche. He married Latha Hope Beard Asche on September 12, 1966 in Lawrenceburg and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Furlow and husband Sean of Versailles, two brothers, Lloyd Asche of Versailles and Donald Asche of Osgood, one sister, Sue Brewington of Batesville and one granddaughter, Madeleine Furlow of Versailles, several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Asche was a 1964 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. He was a US Air Force veteran. He was employed at Cummins Engine Company for 38 years retiring April 1, 2003. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at Bovard Funeral Home, Versailles with Rev. Wm. Miller officiating. Burial will follow the services at Cliff Hill Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the Versailles American Legion Post #173. Memorials may be made to Rescue 69.

Dennis R. Owens
Dennis R. Owens, 56, of Osgood, died Friday, June 13, 2003 at his residence. He was born in the Cedar Creek community near Osgood on July 28, 1946 the son of Glenn and Ethel Goodpaster Owens. He was married to Beverly Shinkle on January 29, 1966 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Dennis R. Owens Jr. and wife Deena of Dillsboro, Brian Owens and wife Jennifer of Madison, one daughter, Beth Owens of Versailles, six grandchildren, six brothers, Eugene Owens, Charlie Owens, Joe Owens, Jim Owens, John Owens and Russell Owens, all of Osgood, three sisters, Georgia Adkinson of Elrod, Alice Faye Mills of Osgood and Lou Trueblood of Salem. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and his brother, Raliegh Dale Owens. Mr. Owens was a 1965 graduate of Versailles High School and had been employed with US Shoe for 25 years. He was an Army veteran and was also a licensed auctioneer having owned and operated Owens Auction Barn in Versailles and Napoleon. He was currently employed with the Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun. Funeral services will be held today, Tuesday, June 17, 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Joe Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Richard H. Brown
Richard H. Brown, 71, of Osgood, died Sunday, June 15, 2003 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. He was born December 16, 1931 the son of Leslie and Eva Moeller Brown, both deceased. Survivors include two sisters, Gail Brown of Versailles, Ginny Brown of Osgood, one brother, William Brown of Phoenix, AZ, one nephew, Kenton Brown of Versailles and two nieces, Leslie Brown of Indianapolis and Cherri Brown of Springfield, TN. Mr. Brown worked at the Osgood Laundry Mat for approximately 38 years. He was a member of the Greensburg Congregation of Jehovah's Witness. Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, June 17, 5-8 p.m. at Neal's Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may go to the donor's choice.

Evelyn S. Yorn
Evelyn S. Yorn, 75, of Batesville, died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at Hospitality Hall of Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born June 13, 1927 in Batesville the daughter of Harry and Johannas (Hackman) Belter, both deceased. She married Melvin Yorn on June 27, 1948 in Indianapolis and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, Joel Yorn of Indianapolis, Jon Yorn of Oldenburg, Mark Yorn of Batesville, one brother, Herschel Belter of Indianapolis, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Yorn was a hospital administrative secretary and a purchasing and personnel secretary for Margaret Mary Community Hospital for 22 years. She was a regular volunteer at the hospital and a member of the Batesville United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. at Batesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Flory officiating. Burial was in the Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Alzheimer's Association. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Bobbie Jean Davis
Bobbie Jean Davis, 70, of Milan, died Saturday, June 14, 2003 at the Dillsboro Manor Health Care Center. She was born February 7, 1933 in Knox County, KY the daughter of Samuel and Effie (Jones) Perkins. She married Afton Davis and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her mother, Effie Kruse of Aurora. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Hazel Kaeff. Mrs. Davis was a former nurse's aid at St. Frances Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, June 16, 10 a.m. at the German Lutheran Cemetery north of Milan with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan, was in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Byard
Jean Byard, 78, of Milan, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg. She was born March 2, 1925 in Milan the daughter of Harvey and Doris Marcella "Billie" Holbrook Volz, both deceased. She married James B. "Bert" Byard Sr. on November 7, 1942 and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1985. Survivors include three sons, James B. Byard Jr. of Lawrenceburg, John H. Byard of Taylor, MI, Jeff (wife Eva) Byard of Milan, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Byard was a former employee of Seagrams, Baylor Trucking and the treasurer's office at the Ripley County Courthouse. She was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church and the Milan Legion Auxiliary. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Rev. David Childress officiating. Burial was in the New Craven Cemetery in Milan. Memorials may go to the Milan Legion Auxiliary.

Finley "F.C." Adams
Finley "F.C." Adams, 69, of Milan, died Thursday, June 12, 2003 at his residence. He was born January 12, 1934 in Perry County, KY the son of Sheridin and Vada Campbell Adams, both deceased. He married Wanda L. Craig on February 2, 1957 in Manchester and she survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Brenda Hartman, Teresa Dudley and Tina Carson, all of Sunman, Tammy Goodpaster of Brookville, three sons, Kevin Adams and Les Adams, both of Milan, Jeff Adams of Osgood, five sisters, Ila Hounshell and Emily Hampton, both of Hope, Anna Mae Zieleniuk of Columbus, Carol Duncan and Linda Brown, both of Edinburgh, five brothers, Harm "H.C." Adams, Roger Adams, Jim Adams and David Adams, all of Columbus, Wallace Adams of Trafalgar, fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Sara Bennett and one brother, Chester Adams. Mr. Adams retired from Batesville Casket Company in 1996 after 31 years of working as a paint technician and a foreman. He served in the US Army from 1954 to 1957 and was a member of the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 American Legion in Sunman. Funeral mass was held Monday, June 16, 1:30 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home in Sunman with Rev. Duane A. Loos officiating. Burial was in the St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman with military honors conducted by the Kenneth L. Diver Post #337 American Legion in Sunman. Memorials may go to the Home Health Care of Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.

Ann B. Hall
Ann B. Hall, 87, of Dillsboro, died Thursday, July 10, 2003 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born July 17, 1915 in Cincinnati, OH the daughter of Frederick Meyers and Elizabeth Welling, both deceased. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Martin of Versailles and one grandson, Richard R. "Rick" Simone of North Vernon. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. (EDT) at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Dillsboro. Burial was in the Rest Haven Memorial Park in Cincinnati, OH. Memorials may go to the charity of donor's choice. Ulrich Filter Funeral Home, Dillsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

Sergeant Chad Lynn Keith
Sergeant Chad Lynn Keith, 21, of Fort Braggs, NC, formerly of Batesville, died Monday, July 7, 2003 in the line of duty at Iraq. He was born November 1981 in Millcreek, PA the son of Mark and Kim (Waid) Hitzges and they survive in Batesville. Other survivors include two sisters, Courtney (Ronald) Creech of Sunman, Nicole Hitzges of Batesville, one brother, Alex Hitzges of Batesville, three nieces and nephews, Tasia, Ronald and Jaedah Creech, maternal grandparents, Charles and Shirley Northrop of Albion, PA, paternal grandparents, John and Betty Hitzges of Tucson, AZ and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Sgt. Keith was a graduate of Batesville High School. He was in the U.S. Army and also a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville. Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. (slow time) at St. John United Church of Christ in Batesville with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Chad Keith Memorial Fund c/o the Ripley County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 279, Batesville, IN 47006. Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel A. Werner
Ethel A. Werner, 83, of Batesville, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at her residence. She was born October 2, 1919 in Batesville the daughter of Edward B. Schumacher and Mary "Mayme" Schumacher, both deceased. She married Francis Werner on November 25, 1939 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1995. Survivors include two daughters, Sr. Judith Werner, O.S.F. of Oldenburg, Suzette Lowe of Lebanon, OH, three sons, James, Dale and Brian Werner, all of Batesville, one brother, John Schumacher of Batesville, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Loretta Werner. Mrs. Werner was the cleaning supervisor at the Oldenburg Academy and Srs. of St. Francis Convent for fifteen years. She was a member of the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary, the Knights of St. John Auxiliary Drill Team and St. Louis Catholic Church. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville with Rev. Daniel Mahan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may go to the Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital or to the Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Project. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Ann Rehling
Helen Ann Rehling, 93, of Osgood, died Saturday, July 12, 2003 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was born April 8, 1910 in Madisonville, OH the daughter of John J. and Mary M. Diesel Carney, both deceased. She married Gilbert Rehling on November 9, 1932 and he preceded her in death in 1988. Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy Carney of Cincinnati, OH, Ruth Schultz of Cincinnati, OH, Frances Focks of Cincinnati, OH, two brothers, Patrick Carney and Thomas Carney, both of Cincinnati, OH and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Carney. Mrs. Rehling was involved in farming with her husband for many years. She was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 16, 9-10 a.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Napoleon. Funeral services will follow visitation at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Millhousen. Memorials may go to the donor's choice. Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, is in charge of the arrangements.

Roscoe R. McClain
Roscoe R. McClain, 86, of Ellenton, FL died July 3, 2003, at home. A memorial service will be held at a future date in Indiana. Ellenton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Born in Osgood, Mr. McClain came to Manatee County from there in 1996. He was a town superintendent and a 14 year member of the volunteer fire department. He was Protestant. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Audrey.

Richard J. Schwering
Richard J. Schwering, 72, of Columbus, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born December 23, 1930 in Decatur County the son of Frank and Elizabeth R. (Schoettmer) Schwering, both deceased. He married Helen M. Schroeder on November 24, 1955 and she survives at home in Columbus. Other survivors include two sons, Fred Schwering of Westport, Chuck Schwering of Greensburg, three daughters, Brenda Wright of Greensburg, Debbie Wall of Osgood, Diane Jordan of Columbus, two brothers, Paul Schwering of Greensburg, Dale Schwering of Rushville, two sisters, Mary Catherine Schwering of Greensburg, Rosemary Wenning of Greensburg, twelve grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph F. Schwering. Mr. Schwering was retired from the Interstate Brands Trucking Co. in Columbus. He was a Korean War veteran of the Air Force. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Columbus, a member of Bakers Confectionary in Columbus and had coached, played and umpired for the Greensburg Softball Association. He was also a graduate of Sandusky High School. Visitation will be held Friday, May 29, 4-8 p.m. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a rosary service being held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. Steve Schaftlein officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion. Memorials may go to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Edward Earl "Ed" Bowyer
Edward Earl "Ed" Bowyer, 60, of West Port, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at his residence. He was born February 2, 1943 in Madison the son of Earl Bowyer and Sally Lucille (Stein) Bowyer. He married Janet M. (Phillips) Bowyer on December 3, 1965 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Lynn Curry of Versailles, Angela Marie Bowyer of North Vernon, two sons, Douglas Edward and wife Jenny of Versailles, Edward Joseph and wife Chris of Sweetser, his mother, Sally Lucille Stein Bowyer of Hanover, one sister, Linda Turner and husband Pete of Hanover, two brothers, Dell Bowyer of Madison, Dennis Bowyer of Lexington, eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Bowyer on February 17, 1986. Mr. Bowyer graduated from Southwestern High School in 1961. He was a self-employed engineer and entrepreneur and had worked all phases of the plastic industry field for many years. He was a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers and the New Hope Baptist Church near New Washington. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, May 29, 5-8 p.m. (slow time) at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Dickie Bowyer officiating. Burial will be in the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Lexington. Memorials may go to Muscular Dystrophy for ALS Research.

Janette Hadassa (Bliton) Demaree
Janette Hadassa (Bliton) Demaree, 87, of Osgood, died Monday, May 26, 2003 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. She was born October 4, 1915 in Brooksburg the daughter of Wesley Bliton and Myrtle (Davis) Bliton, both deceased. She married Dilver Howard Demaree in September of 1932 and he preceded her in death on August 23, 1971. Survivors include one daughter, Myrna Grimes of Dillsboro, five sons, Verland Demaree of Benham, Duane Demaree of Benham, Wesley Demaree of Benham, Tim Demaree of Canaan, Howard Lane Demaree of Cross Plains, two sisters, Georgia Brown and Maxine Wilson, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Verna Ione Demaree, three brothers, Bob, Bill and Faye Wesley (Dude) Bliton, two sisters, Naomi Poling and Lela Shephard and one infant sister, Anita Allison. Mrs. Demaree worked for the school administration of Cross Plains for many years and then was a supervisor at the Muscatatuck State School for many years. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, May 29, 10 a.m. (slow time) until time of services at the Benham United Methodist Church in Versailles. Funeral services will follow visitation at the church at 11 a.m. (slow time) with Rev. Carl Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may go to the cemetery. Bovard Funeral Home, Versailles, is in charge of the arrangements.

V. Dewayne "Fuzz" Hysell
V. Dewayne "Fuzz" Hysell, 62, of Vevay, died Monday, May 26, 2003 at Swiss Villa Living Center in Vevay. He was born April 30, 1941 in Switzerland County the son of Clyde Hysell and Nora D. (Phillips) Hysell, both deceased. He married Carolyn (Chalmers) Hysell on June 22, 1962 and she survives in Vevay. Other survivors include two sons, Stephen Hysell and wife Shannon of Aurora, CO, Wade Hysell and wife Cathy of Madison, one brother, Lyonal Hysell and wife Ruby of Madison, three sisters, Belva Andrew and husband George of Elrod, Elma Jean Rayls of Vevay, Elaine Lock of Vevay, three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Delmont, Meredith, Dorman, Lowell and Adrian Hysell and two sisters, Sondra Hysell and Armeda Drake. Mr. Hysell attended Markland Baptist Church and was a former member of the Jeff-Craig Volunteer Fire Department and a former EMT with the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. He had recently retired from the State of Indiana Department of Transportation Aberdeen Unit where he had been a truck driver for 17 years. He was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation, Switzerland County School Corporation and the Town of Vevay. Visitation will be held Friday, May 30, 11 a.m. (slow time) until time of service at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Funeral services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. (slow time) at the funeral home with Rev. Howard Wade officiating. Burial will be in the Vevay Cemetery. Memorials may go to the American Heart Association or Relay for Life.

Ruth Elizabeth Farley
Ruth Elizabeth Farley, 92, of Osgood, died Thursday, May 22, 2003 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born April 19, 1911 in Monterey, CA the daughter of James and Lucy Maria Norman, both deceased. She married Owen James Farley and he preceded her in death in 1986. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Buck of Osgood, Barbara Sanford of Chicago, IL, forty-one grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, DeAlton and James Sanford and two sisters. Mrs. Farley was a member of the Osgood First Baptist Church, Ladies Missionary Society of Osgood First Church and Secret Sisters of the Osgood First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, 11 a.m. at the Osgood First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hawcreek Cemetery in Hope. Memorials may go to the Osgood First Baptist Church. Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood, was in charge of the arrangements.

Gilbert J. Goodall
Gilbert J. Goodall, 67, of Dillsboro, formerly of Osgood, died Thursday, May 22, 2003 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. He was born July 15, 1935 in Cincinnati, OH the son of George and Ella (Tutt Kelly) Goodall, both deceased. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. William (Ella) Meyer of Batesville, Mrs. Jeff (Eva) Beard of Milan, Mrs. Bobbie Poynter of Corbin, KY, two aunts, Stella Winkle of Napoleon, Margaret Tutt of Cincinnati, OH, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Gilbert James Goodall, one daughter, Carol Ann Goodall and one brother, George Kelly. Mr. Goodall was retired from Bohn Aluminum Co. in Greensburg. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Norwood, OH and the Wm. A. Gilland American Legion Post in Osgood. Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, 2:30 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Father Frank Eckstein and Rev. David Johnston officiating. Burial was in the Tanglewood Cemetery in Versailles with military rites conducted by the Milan American Legion Post #235. Memorials may go to the Ripley County Cancer Fund.

Lawrence E. Goble
Lawrence E. Goble, 38, of Aurora, died Friday, May 23, 2003 in Batesville. He was born April 21, 1965 in Indianapolis the son of Edward Goble and Clara Fledderman Goble of Batesville. He married Joni Caseltine Goble on October 18, 2002 in Lawrenceburg and she survives in Aurora. Other survivors include two sons, Joshua Caseltine and Richard Caseltine, both of Aurora and two sisters, Lee Ann Gibbs of Batesville and Lori Lambert of Westfield. Mr. Goble was an electrician for ECO Engineering in Sharonville, OH. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 to 1990 and the Ohio National Guard from 1990-1998. He was a member of the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Tri-County Coonhunters Lodge. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 27, 11 a.m. at St. Louis Church in Batesville with Rev. Christiaan Kappes officiating. Burial was in the St. Louis Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the Ripley County VFW Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. Memorials may go to the Boys Scouts Troop #634, The St. Elizabeth's Home or Batesville High School Athletic Department. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, was in charge of the arrangements.

LaRae Campbell
LaRae Campbell, 83, of Batesville, died Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born August 1, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah the daughter of William A. Parkin and Emma E. Schoenfield Parkin, both deceased. She married William C. Campbell on March 1, 1938 in Bountiful, Utah and he preceded her in death on May 17, 2003. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Colleen Thomas of Cincinnati, OH, Jeraldyne Faulkner of Batesville, Sandra Rae Cox of Crescent Springs, KY, two sons, William Campbell of Batesville, Jeffrey Campbell of Batesville, one brother, William A. Parkin of Salt Lake City, Utah, ten grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11, 11 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with Rev. Charles Flory officiating. Burial was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Memorials may go to the American Heart Association.

Roselyn T. "Rosie" Gutzwiller
Roselyn T. "Rosie" Gutzwiller, 77, of Oldenburg, died Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born February 25, 1926 in Enochsburg the daughter of Frank Volk and Rose Litmer Volk, both deceased. She married Albert J. Gutzwiller on June 8, 1963 at St. Paul's Church in New Alsace and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1996. Survivors include one brother, Ray Volk of Batesville. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Lawrence, Elmer, Albert, John and Stanley Volk, five sisters, Lena Schulte, Hilda Volk, Leona "Betty" Hull, Henrietta Volk and Frances Volk and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gutzwiller was a homemaker. She was a member of the Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, June 19, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services will follow visitation at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in Oldenburg with Rev. John Turnbull, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Family Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Batesville Rescue 10 or Eagle Fire Co.

Virgie Seals
Virgie Seals, 87, of Versailles, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at her residence. She was born August 20, 1915 in Jackson County, KY the daughter of William and Nettie (Glenn) Schock, both deceased. She married George F. Seals on March 14, 1931 and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1982. Survivors include four sons, George F. Seals of Hartwell, GA, Robert E. Seals of Salem, OR, Jerry Seals of Greensburg, William J. Seals of Versailles, three daughters, Alberta Miller of Holton, Bernice Fisk of Benson, AZ, Janet Peters of Batesville, one brother, Sanford Schock of Franklin, OH, twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Seals, one sister and three brothers. Mrs. Seals was a member of the Washington Baptist Church in Elrod. She had served as a volunteer at both Manderley and Silver Bell Nursing Homes and was a member of the Awana Children's Bible Ministry. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, June 19, 6-9 p.m. (slow time) at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, 11 a.m. (slow time) at Washington Baptist Church in Elrod with Pastor Bruce Fitzsimmons and Robert E. Seals officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Baptist Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Gideons or Washington Baptist Church Building Fund.

Melvena M. (Keith) Livingston
Melvena M. (Keith) Livingston, 73, of Milan, died Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at her residence. She was born September 29, 1929 in Switzerland County the daughter of Raymond Keith and Davena (Scudder) Keith Wolf. She married Charles "Speedy" Livingston on January 13, 1949 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 2002. Survivors include her mother, Davena (Scudder) Keith Wolf of Osgood, two daughters, Patricia Byrd and husband Hershel of Milan, Connie Taylor and husband Gene of Indianapolis, two sons, Tim Livingston of Sunman, Steve Livingston of Milan, two brothers, William Keith of Unionville, Paul Keith of North Vernon, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Keith and one brother, Robert Keith. Mrs. Livingston had been a nurse's aide at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan for a short period of time and was a clerk at the Milan Drug Store from 1968 until 1983. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, June 19, 12 noon until time of services at Bovard Funeral Home in Milan. Funeral services will follow visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Harris Long officiating. Burial will be in the Cravens Cemetery in Milan. Memorials may go to the Margaret Mary Hospice.

Sr. Ann Manderscheidt, O.S.F.
Sr. Ann Manderscheidt, O.S.F., 70, of Oldenburg, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at the Srs. of St. Francis Convent in Oldenburg. She was born July 7, 1932 in Cincinnati, OH the daughter of Frank and Anna Messinger Manderscheidt, both deceased. Survivors include two sisters, Fran Dooley of Cincinnati, OH and Betty Smith of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Sr. Manderscheidt entered the convent on September 7, 1952 and she made her final vows on August 12, 1958. She was a teacher and librarian at various schools in Ohio and Indiana. She served at Tender Mercies in Cincinnati from 1985 to 1992 and she was also a bereavement counselor at Niehard Funeral Home in Cincinnati during 1992. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1997. Visitation will be held Friday, June 20, 1-3 p.m. at the Srs. of St. Francis Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Funeral services will follow visitation at the Motherhouse Chapel at 3 p.m. with Rev. Raymar Middendorf, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis Cemetery in Oldenburg. Memorials may go to the Srs. of St. Francis Convent. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, is in charge of the arrangements.


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