Elmer LeRoy Banks
Charley Ray Marcum
Charley Ray Marcum, age 65, of 91 Basin Street, Laurel, died onday, December 15, at his home.
He was born March 7,1932, in McKee, Kentucky, to Conley and Icie (McKinney) Marcum. He had lived in the Laurel community for most of his life. Mr. Marcum was a machinist at McQuay~Norris in Connersville for 35 years before retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He and the former Elva (Marty) French 'were united in marriage on April 17, 1953, and she survives.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughte7, Mrs. Gary (Penny) Baker of Laurel; two sons, Stephen "Skip" Marcum of Cincinnati, Ohio and Charley Ray Marcum, Jr. of Laurel; five daughters, Mary Marcum, Alice "Missy" Isaacs and Mrs. Jeff (Tina) Gray, all of Laurel, Jackie Marcum of Paxton, Illinois, and Mrs. Tom "Cissy" Wilson of Metamora; five brothers, Estel Marcum of Hagerstown, Arthur Marcum and Lester Marcum, both of Connersville, Neil Marcum of Torner, Oregon, and Paul Parsons of Laurel; five sisters, Mrs. Cleo (Cecil) Marcum of Brownsville, Mrs. Arthur (Amy) North, Mrs. Charles (Jessie) White and Mrs. Leonard (Bessie) Harrison, all of Laurel, and Mrs. Homer (Frankie) Littleston of Connersville; and nine grandchildren.
One brother preceded him in death.
The funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, December 18, at 1 p.m., at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Laurel, to be officiated by the Rev. Willie Russell. Burial will take place in Laurel Norfh Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral on Wednesday, December 17, at 6 p.m.
Regina C. Schoettelkotte, 90 years of age, passed away Sunday, December 13, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. She was a Batesville resident.
She was born June. 14, 1907, in Lawrenceville, to John and Isabelle (Risch) Roehm. On June 24, 1931, she and John B. Schoettelkotte were united in marriage at St. John's Church in Deer Park, Ohio. He died December 21, 1946. Mrs. Schoettelkotte was a homemaker and member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville and the Ladies' Society.
Survivors include three sons, Rev. John B. Schoettelkotte of North Vernon, Maurice Schoettelkotte of Oldenburg and Paul Schoette1kotte of Columbus; three daughters, Mary Bossert, Viola Fullenkamp, Dorothy Schoettelkotte ,all of Batesville; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Father John Schoettelkotte, Msgr. Bernard Schmitz and Father Bill Farris officiated the funeral at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, on Tuesday, December 16. Mrs. Schoettelkotte was interred in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville assisted her family with arrangements. If so wished, memorials may be directed to the Oldenburg Academy, Batesville Rescue 10 Lifesquad or St. Louis School.
Louise C. Merkel
Louise C. Merkel, 72 years old, of Batesville, died Wednesday, December 10, at her home.
She was bom September 3, 1925, in Oldenburg, to Henry and Barbara (Bedel) Gehring. She be-came the wife of Thomas W. Merkel on April 3, 1954, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg, and he survives. Mrs. Merkel worked as a homemaker and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church Ladies' Society.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Gary Merkel of Oldenburg; one daughter, Lois Johannigman of Batesville; three brothers, Emil Gehring of Batesville, Leo Gehring of Oldenburg and Allan Gehring of Beech Grove; two sisters, Alvina Wenning of Greensburg and Emma Biltz of Batesvile; and seven gaandchildren.
Father Sylvester Heppner, O.F.M., conducted the funeral service on Saturday, December 13, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home handled arrangements. Memorials are being collected by Batesville Rescue 10 Life squad and the Holy Family Church.
Robert C. West
Robert C. West, 82 years old, of 2368 South Sunset Drive, died Wednesday morning, December 3, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Mr. West and his wife, Edith, had been in Texas since October, visiting their son, James C. West, and his family.
He was born in Franklin County on December 23, 1915, the eldest of three children born to Frank and Alma (Ratz) West. On May 5, 1940, be was married to Edith Gabbard of Franklin County and they moved to Kokomo where he was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Cornpany for four years. In 1944, they returned to Laurel and Mrs. West taught in the Laurel school system. Mr. West was employed by Clanin Pontiac Sales.In 1989, he retired after 34 years as an automobile mechanic and parts manager. He was a member of Central Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife; one son, James C. West, a retired Army Major of Harker Heights, Texas; and one daughter, Marjorie S. West of Tampa, Florida; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Virginia King of Indianapolis.
His parents and one infant brother preceded him in death.
The Rev. James Orr conducted funeral services at Miller Funeral Home in Connersville, on Monday, December 8. He was laid to rest in Laurel North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church.