Beverly Kay Henson
Beverly Kay Henson, 58 years old, of 25030 Old U.S. 52, Laurel, died at her home on Sunday, April 12, at 8:45 p.m.
She was born to Wilson and Edna (Knapp) Dodge on August 2, 1939, in Kane, Pennsylvania. She lived her early life in Kane, where she was a 1957 graduate of Kane High School. She lived in Indianapolis for seven years, but had lived most of her life in the Franklin County-Lakeview area. She owned and operated Henson Stone with her husband and worked seven years at RCA in Indianapolis, prior to that. Mrs. Henson was a member of the Lakeview Pentecostal Church. She married Homer Henson on March 24, 1958, and he survives.
Besides her husband, survivors include one son, Jeff Henson of Lakeview; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Glenda) Spradlin of Lakeview; two stepsons, Homer Henson, Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland and Leon Henson of Mt. Airy, North Carolina; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jim (Norma Ann) Shrout of Greenfield, Mrs. Nathan (Ruth) Harris of London, Kentucky and Ms. Betty Cheryl Hatfield of Manchester, Kentucky; two brothers, Wilson Dodge of Sharidan and Marlin Dodge of Bloomington; three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Jane) Waistrom, Mrs. Darrell (Barbara) Cottongen and Ms. Joyce Hindman, all of Indianapolis; seven grand-children, one great-grandson; 13 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Henson are scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, at the Lakeview Pentecostal Church, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Laurel North Cemetery and Rev. Bertram Rayburn officiating. Moster and Cox Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lakeview Pentecostal Church.
Clara C. (Schroder) Mann, age 93, of Lawrenceburg, died Sunday April 12, in Lawrenceburg. She was born July 6, 1904, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of William and Carolyn (Feueriegel) Schroder. She married Charles J. Mann ir Cincinnati.
Survivors include two sons, Fred Mann of Stanford, Florida, and William Mann of New Trenton; one daughter, Alma Craig of Stanford, Florida; five sisters; three brothers; 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; one daughter, Ann Ballscy; and two sons, Jonnie and Robert Mann.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (today).
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery with Mark Fugate officiating.
Adrian J. Borchelt, age 86, of Batesville, died Saturday, April 11, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital. He was born April 11, 1912, in Oldenburg to Harry and Clara (Schlenk) Borchelt. On September 11, 1937, he was married to the former Mary E. Fohl in Cedar Grove. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and had been employed as a traffic manager with Hillenbrand Industries. He was a member of St. Louis Church in Batesville.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Werner of Okemos, Michigan, and Deborah Werler of Pueblo, Colorado; three sons, Harry "Hob" Borchelt of Lakewood, Colorado, J. Gregg Borchelt of Reston, Virginia, and David Borchelt of Grand Forks, British Columbia; one sister, Anita Mauschildt of Louisville, Kentucky; two brothers, Gratian Borchelt of Mason, Ohio, and, Fran Borchelt of Mt. Healthy, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday (today) at St. Louis Church in Batesville with Rev. Bill Farris, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Stella B. Hertel
Stella B. (Meister) Hertel, 98 years old, died at Hospitality Hall Nursing Home in Batesville, on Wednesday, April 8. She had resided in Batesville.
The funeral service was held Monday, April 13, at St. Louis Church, Batesville, by Father Bill Farris. She was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Louis School. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Nellie Lovins, of Brookville, died Wednesday, April 8, at Brookville Healthcare Center. She was 88 years old.
She was born on May 30, 1909, in Clay County, Kentucky, to Andrew Fields and Sophia (Grimes) Fields Sandlin. Mrs. Lovins was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #449.
She is survived by three sons, Paul Lovins of Metamora, Raymond Lovins and Jack Lovins of Brookville; one sister, Thelma Collier of Cincinnati, Ohio; one half-sister, Mattie Wells of Brookville; three half-brothers, William Sandlin of Brookville, Elmer Fields of Cincinnati, Ohio and Earl Fields of Port Richie, Florida; seven grand-children and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11, at Elm Grove Baptist Church, Metamora, by the Rev. Allen Payne. She was interred at Maple Grove Cemetery. Eastern Star Chapter #449 held memorial services at the funeral home. Mrs. Lovins' family asks that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Virgil W. Pohlar
Virgil W. Pohlar, of 6163 South State Road 101, Liberty, died Wednesday morning, April 8, at Brookville Healthcare Center, Brookville. He was 80 years old.
Born March 25, 1918, in Franklin County, he was the son of John and Myrtle (Watterson) Pohlar. He was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Liberty, and had lived in the Union County area all of his life. He had farmed in Uqion County all his working life. Mr. Pohlar married the former Annabel F. Dudley on August 17, 1940 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford Ohio, and she survives.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, James Dudley Pohlar, Dennis Keith Pohlar and Kenneth Carl Pohlar, all of Liberty; one sister, Viola Bossert of Wenatchee, Washington; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Merle Pohlar.
Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, April 13, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, with Father John O'Brien officiating. He was laid to rest in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Boston. His family. asks that memorials be directed to Reid Hospital Foundation for Hospice, St. Bridget's Building Fund or St. Michael School Building Fund in Brookville. Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty was in charge of arrangements.
Martha J. Weidenbach
Martha J. Weidenbach, age 80, of Snowden Road, West College Comer, died Sunday, April 12, at the Oxford View Nursing Center in Oxford, Ohio.
She was born at her homeplace in Franklin County on February 16, 1918, the daughter of Andrew and Cora (Hyde) Weidenbach and was a graduate of McGuffey High School in Oxford. Martha was a member of the Bath United Methodist Church, the Bath Home Economics Club and the Franklin County Farm Bureau. She lived her entire life in this area.
She is survived by several cousins, including Jim and Juaneta Stout of Liberty, Tom Weisenbach of West College Comer, Bill and Geraldine Gorsuch of Hamilton, Ohio and Ellen Lohrey of Oxford, Ohio, along with her dear neighbors, Lowell and Barbara Myers.
Funeral services are set for Wednesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. (Ohio time) at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford, Ohio. Burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery, located in Springfield Township, Franklin County. Visitation will be conducted between 10 and 11 a.m. (Ohio time) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bath United Methodist Church.
Martha Lane Brown, age 69, 305 East 12th Street, Brookville, died Tuesday, April 14, at her residence. Born November 24, 1928, ih Franklin County, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Edythe (McWhorter) Hanna. She was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1129 of Brookville. She had worked in the former Brookville High School cafeteria.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred E. Brown, whom she married October 3, 1970; two sons, Brent Stinger of Brookville and Darrell Stinger of North Vernon; three step-sons, Kenneth Brown of Anchorage, Alaska, Larry Brown of Connersville and Kirby Brown of Liberty; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Stinger.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at the funeral home with Rev. DonaldMiller of the Brookville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Maple GroveCemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville United Methodist Church or the Franklin County E.M.S.
Kenneth E. Copes
Kenneth E. Copes, 9008 Green Meadow Drive, Brookville, died Saturday, April 18, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford, Ohio, at the age of 94 years.
He was born December 15, 1903, in Franklin County, the son of Edward and Mary Alice (Miller) Copes, both of whom preceded him is death. On August 7, 1933, he and the former Frances Bean were ,united in marriage, and she survives. He graduated from Ball State University in 1923 and went on to teach school in Franklin County from 1923-25. He then attended Indiana Law School until his graduaton in 1928. He opened a law office in Brookville on January 1, 1929 and later served as prosecuting attorney for Franklin County from 1935-1936 and Union County from 1941-1946. Mr. Copes became Circuit Court Judge in 1947 and remained Circuit Court Judge in Franklin and Union Counties until 1958. He was the oldest living member to date of the Indiana State Bar Association.
In addition to his distinguished legal career, he was also secretary of the Franklin County Chapter of The Red Cross for 17 years. He was a member of the Brookville Kiwanis Club for over 60 years, sat on the Board of Directors for Peoples Trust Company Bank from 1956-1974, a member of the Harmony Lodge #11 F. & A.M., since 1944, member of the Connersville Commandry, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, Brookville Chapter #449 of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Grand Patron of the Indiana Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star 1956-57.
Mr. Copes was inducted into the Sagamore of the Wabash on March 3l, 1986 by the Governor of the State of Indiana. He was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church.
Besides his wife, Frances, survivors include one son, Marvin L. Copes of Louisville, Kentucky; three grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Copes; and three brothers, Ray, Basil and Albert Copes.
Rev. Donald Miller will officiate the funeral services on Wednesday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The Brookville Order of Eastern Star #449, as well as Harmony Lodge #11 F. & A.M., conducted memorial services at the funeral home on Tuesday evening. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Brookville United Methodist Church or the Brookville Order of Eastern Star #449.
Stanley "Pete" Smith
Stanley "Pete" Smith, age 74, formerly of Brookville, died Tuesday, April 14, 1998, in Titusille, Florida, where he was a resident for the past 14 years. He was born December 9, 1923, in Brookville, one of four children of Claude and Anne Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Kreutzer Smith; a brother, Irvin P. Smith of Brookville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret Jackson; and a brother, Donald "Buck" Smith.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at St. Teresa Church in Titusville.
Alma Glendora Washnock
Alma Glendora Washnock, 89 years old, passed away Wednesday, April 15, at Dilisboro Manor, Dilisboro.
She was born in Idlewild, Kentucky, on October 29, 1908, the daughter of Omer and Nannie Pearl (Louden) McGuire. She was married to George Washnock on October 29, 1932. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1977. Mrs. Washnock was a homemaker and member of Bellvue Christian Church.
She is survived by five sons, Ralph of Florida, Colin of Florence, Gary of Cincinnati, Ohio, Vernon of Moores Hill and Leslie of Brookville; four daughters, Ruth Boone of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wilma Gillespie of Aurora, Jean Luke of Dillsboro and Pam Conley of Milan; 31 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mabel Lustenberg of Burlington, Kentucky and Rosalyn Stergen of Cleves, Ohio.
The funeral was held Saturday, April 18, in the Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in RisingSun. She was interred in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested for Boys TownUSA.
Norman D. Raver
Norman D. Raver, age 81, of Oldenburg, died at his home on Wednesday, April 15.
He was born November 10, 1916, in Franklin County, the son of George and Elizabeth (Wanstrath) Raver. He and the former Norma Struewing were united in marriage December 27, 1941, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg. She died April 13, 1975. He was a member Holy Family Church and the Knights of St. John. Mr. Raver worked as a farmer and maintenance worker at the Sisters of St. Francis Convent.
Survivors include five daughters, Judy Raver, Lois Miller and Janet Metz, all of Batesville, Linda Gregory of Greensburg and Joan Raver of Indianapolis; three sons, Ken Raver of Batesville, Don Raver of Oldenburg and Keith Raver of Geneva, Illinois; 12 grand-children and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held Saturday, April 18, at Holy Family Church, with Father Sylvester Heppner officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund or to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Jeremy Wayne Barrett
Jeremy Wayne Barrett, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Brookville, died Wednesday, April 15, at the age of 20.
He was born in Oxford, Ohio, on May 27, 1977. He graduated in 1996 from Franklin County High School, Brookville, and was employed in the bakery department at Wal-Mart.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, the Rev. Jesse W. and Alvina Barrett of Brookville; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Paul Cutter of Aurora; his sister, Christina Barrett of Brookville; one half-sister and one half-brother, Elizabeth Cutter and Norman Cutter, both of Aurora; one stepbrother, Roger Force of Brookville; one step-sister, Heather Ennis of Aurora; his paternal grandfather, Robert Barrett of Lawrenceburg; maternal grandparents, and Arbie and Ada Leona Davis of Elizabethtown, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Doris Barrett.
Funeral services were held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Lawrenceburg, on Saturday, April 18, with Pastor Wayne Ison and Pastor Bill Slagle officiating. He was laid to rest in Greendale Cemetery, Lawrenceburg. Monetary contributions in Jererny's memory may be made to his family.
Timothy L. Allen
Timothy L. Allen, of Columbus, Ohio, died early Thursday morning, April 16, in the emergency room at Columbus Community Hospital. He was 50 years old.
A native of Connersville, he was born November 11, 1947, to Clifford and Eleanor (Connelton) Allen. He was raised in the Connersville area and was a 1965 graduate of Connersville High School. Most recently, he had resided in Ohio. Mr. Allen had been employed as a truck driver for many years in Indiana and Ohio. Currently, he was the comedian at Sabina Country Jubilee in Sabina, Ohio, and was a radio personality in Washington Court House, Ohio.
Survivors include his wife, the former Donna J. Griffith of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Rick Allen of Hagerstown and Terry Allen of New Richmond, Ohio; one daughter, Tracy Davis of Richmond; his father, Clifford Allen of Connersville; his mother, Eleanor McQuinley of Connersville; one brother, Mike Allen of Brazil; four sisters, Diana Fox, Joanna Dudley and Dawn McQuinley, all of Connersville, and Marcella Boger of Blooming Grove; five step-children; and 20 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Dwight David Allen.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 19, at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, MyersChapel. Interment followed in Everton Cemetery, Fayette County.
Virgil B. Giesting
Virgil B. "Cap" Giesting, 64 years old, died Wednesday, April 22, at his home in Oldenburg.He was born in Franklin County, on September 27, 1933, to Joseph H. and Catherine (Harpring) Giesting. On September 6, 1958, he and the former Myrna Wallpe were united in marriage at St. Maurice. Mr. Giesting served in the U.S. Navy and was employed as a machine operator with ML-KS Bearings, Inc. in Greensburg. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg, Knights of Columbus Council 1461, where he had served as past Grand Knight, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aires 1130, Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271 and the Tri-County Conservation Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Jean Mendenhall of Racine, Wisconsin and Jill Baranowski of New Palestine; four sons, Joseph Giestmg of Indianapolis, Terence Giestmg of Batesville, Jeffrey Giesting of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mark Giesting of Villa Hills, Kentucky; four sisters, Pauline Gillman of Harrison, Ohio, Cleopha Hirt and Edna Sidell, both of Batesville, and Rosemary Stercz of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four brothers, Leonard Giesting of Batesville, Frank Giesting of Oldenburg, Joseph Giesting of Rushville and Arnold Giesting of Enochsburg; and 10 grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Giesting were held Friday, April 24, at Holy Family Church with Fathers Sylvester Heppner and Father Frank Jasper officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. His family requests that memorials be directed to the Gibault School for Boys or the Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital. Weigel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
June G. Hebenstreit, 71 years old, of 1907 5. Ninth Street, Richmond, died Friday, April 24, at her home.
She was born May 23, 1926, in Bath Township of Franklin County to Guy and Ada Snider Wolfe. She was a resident of Richmond most of her life.
She worked at Riley School, Vigran's Variety Store and Kmart East. She also volunteered at Cherish Nursing Center.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Joe Hebenstreit; two sons, Terry and Robert, both of Richmond; two daughters, Judy Lucas and Connie Turner, both of Richmond; one brother, Melvin Wolfe. of Covington, Ohio; one sister Marjorie Culbertson. of Fort Walt6n Beach, Florida; and seven grand-children.
Service was held Tuesday, April 28, at Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Chapel with the Rey. Bob Coffeyofficiating. Burial followed at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Marjorie J. Metcalf
Marjorie Jeanette Metcalf, of Peppertown, passed away at Margaret-Mary Community Hospital, Batesville, on Sunday, April 26. She was 50 years old.
She was born on August 19, 1947, at Margaret-Mary Community Hospital, the daughter of Chester and Anna (Vohland) Hunter. She and Claude Metcalf were united in marriage on November 11, 1967, in Newport, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Mrs. Metcalf was a member and Sunday School teacher at Bible Baptist Church in Metamora, Township Republican Precinct committeeperson, secretary/treasurer of the Peppertown Cemetery Association.
She is survived by her husband; her mother, Anna Hunter of Millville, Ohio; two sons, Harold Joseph "Jody" Metcalf and Michael John Metcalf, both of Peppertown; two daughters, Carol Ann Blake of Laurel and Jennifer Elizabeth Reed of Peppertown; five grandchildren, Shawni Lynn Metcalf, Randel Hunter Blake, Abigail Grace Blake, David Michael Reed, Jr. and Marjorie Rebbecca Reed; two brothers, Rick Hunter and Michael Hunter, both of Millville, Ohio; and one sister, Rita Stacy of Metamora.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Rev. Ron McCulloch will hold the flifleral on Wednesday, April 29, at Bible Baptist Church, Metamora. She will be laid to rest in Peppertown Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Her family requests that memorials be directed to the Peppertown Cemetery Association in care of People's Trust Company of Brookville. Cook Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sister Ann L. Alcaraz
Sister Ann Lactitia Alcaraz, 97 years old, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, passed away at the Motherhouse in Oldenburg on Friday, April 24.
She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, on November 19, 1900, the daughter of Juan arid Gregoria (Romero) Alcaraz. She entered the convent on April 9, 1925 and made her final vows on July 2, 1931. She was an art teacher in Ohio, New Mexico and Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg. She was the artist in residence at the Motherhouse in Oldenburg. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1985.
One sister, Magdalen Marie Alcaraz, O.S.F., Motherhouse, Oldenburg, survives.
Father Raymar Middendorf, O.F.M., conducted Mass of Christian burial on Tuesday, April 28, at the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse, Oldenburg. Burial followed in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville handled arrangements.
Sister Mary Elaine Niemeyer
Sister Mary Elaine Nienieyer, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, died at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, April 23, at the age of 88.
She was born October 14, 1909, in Diedrich, Illinois, to Louis Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth (Boos) Niemeyer. She entered the convent on December 29, 1928 and made her final vows July 2, 1934. She taught in schools throughout Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois, before retiring to the Motherhouse in 1980.
She is survived by one brother, the Reverend Roger Niemeyer, O.F.M., of Springfield, Illinois; and one sister, Mrs. Millie Braun of Indianapolis.
Father Raymar Middendorf, O.F.M., officiated the Mass of Christian burial on Monday, April27, at the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse, Oldenburg. She was laid to rest in the MotherhouseCemetery. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville handled arrangements.
Sister Seraphica Kockert
Sister Seraphica Kochert, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, died in Oldenburg, at the age of 84, on Monday, April 27.
She was born to Peter and Anna (Weisenberger) Kochert on December 24, 1912, in Lanesville. She entered the convent on October 2, 1932 and made her final vows July 2, 1938. She worked in domestic service and taught schools in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, before her 1964 retirement to the Motherhouse.
She is survived by four sisters, Evelyn Jacobi of Palmyna, Lucille Buechler of New Salisburg, Mary Jenkins of Yellow Springs, Ohio and Ann Smith of Dayton, Ohio; and one brother, Clemence Kochert of New Albany.
The Rev. Raymar Middendoff, O.F.M., will conduct Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, April 29, at 3 p.m., at the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse in Oldenburg. Visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. She was interred at the Motherhouse Cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, assisted with arrangements.