Sister Stella Paetz
Sister Stella Marie Paetz, O.S.F., 89 years old, died Saturday, June27, at St. Francis Infirmary, Oldenburg.
She was born in Indianapolis on December 1, 1908, to George and Clara (Keen) Paetz. Sister Stella entered the convent on February 2, 1951 and professed her final vows on August 12, 1956. She worked as a teacher until her retirement to the Motherhouse in 1987.
Survivors include one sister, Sister Anna Clare Paetz, O.S.F.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service, officiated by Father Raymar Middendorf, took place Tuesday, June 30, at the Motherhouse Chapel. She was laid to rest in St. Francis Cemetery. The Sisters of St. Francis are collecting memorial contributions.
Bernard P. Fath
Bernard "Barney" P. Fath, age 85, of Delhi, Ohio, died Thursday, June 25, at Deaconess Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was born May 11,1913, the son of Phillip and Catherine Fath. Both preceded him in death. He married the former Sabina Schneider and she survives. He was retired from the H. H. Meyer Company and was a member of Our Lady of Victory Parish and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a World War II Naval veteran.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Fath of Butlerville, Ohio and Shirley Kemper of Metamora; three sons, Richard, Thomas and Joseph Fath, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandsons, Jason and Zachary Fath of Chillicothe, Ohio and Thornas Fath of Cincinnati, Ohio; and seven granddaughters, Carla and Corrine Kemper of Metamora, Katie, Jessica, Kelly, Chelsey and Cassidy Fath of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters andone brother.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, at Our Lady of Victory Church in Delhi, Ohio. Burial followed in Glenview Cemetery, Cincinnati. Monetary contributions, in Mr. Fath's name, may be directed to Our Lady of Victory Capital Improvements Fund or Vitas Hospice. Radel Funeral Home of Cincinnati handled arrangements.
Violet H. Reece, age 76, of 3221 Avon Lane, Richmond, died Thursday, June 11, at her residence. She was born January 28, 1922, in Kentucky to Keil and Ann Deaton Holley and had lived in this areas since 1958. She was a retired employee of Sperry Rubber and Plastic and was a member of the Ravina Park Baptist Church. She has served as the 1987 Senior Rose Queen for the Richmond Area Rose Festival. Her husband, Everett Reece, died in 1995.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Wines of Brookville and Patricia McCracken of Shandon, Ohio; one son, Ronald Anderson of Brookville; two step-sons, Larry Reece of Austin, Texas, and Ron Reece of Virginia; one stepdaughter, Joan Brawley of Richmond; one brother, Byron Holley of Cincinnati; one sister, Geraldine McCann of Fullerton, California; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary with Rev. William Holly of the Valley Christian Church in Brookville officiating. Burial was in Webster Cemetery.
Winifred Reyes, of Brookville, passed away Thursday, June 25, at Lincoln Center West of Connersville, at the age of 76.
She was born in Brookville on August 9, 1921, the daughter of James R. and Lena (Shriner) McDonald. She worked as a homemaker and remained a lifelong resident of Franklin County.
One son, Roger Allen of Papillion, Nebraska, and two grand-children, survivors.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 27, at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Miller, of the Brookvllle United Methodist Church, officiating. She was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bertha L. Smith
Bertha L. Smith, 1301 Fairfield Avenue, Brookville, a lifelong resident of Franklin County, died in Miamisburg, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 23. She was 76 years old.
She was born in Franklin County to Cohen and Icie (christman) Gulley on September 19, 1921. She worked in the Metamora General Store for more than 20 years. She became the wife of James H. Smith on May 1, 1948, in Metamora. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Metamora Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many many years. She was also a member of the Brookville Order of Eastern Star Chapter #449 and served as a 4-H leader for 12 years.
She is survived by one son, Roger Smith, and his wife, Tracy, of Spencer; and one grandson, Adam Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one sister, and her husband, who passed away on May 13, 1989.
The Rev. Steven Bahrt and Rev. Jerry Wheeler conducted the funeral on Friday, June 26, at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home. Brookville Order of Eastern Star held a memorial service at the visitation on Thursday evening. If you wish, memorial donations may be sent to the Metamora Methodist Church.
Norbert R. Wiedeman
Norbert R. Wiedeman, 80 years old, died Tuesday, June 23, at his home at 11837 North Dearborn Road, Sunman, following a long illness.
He was a World War II veteran and a member of St. Martin Catholic Church, Yorkville.
He is survived by his wife, Mary "Pat"; two daughters, Carol Littell of Lampasas, Texas, and Rebecca Wiedeman, at home; two sons, Gregory Wiedeman of Yorkville and Jerry Wiedeman of Spades; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 26, at St. Martin Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Dearborn County Hospice.
Velmer P. Hedrick
Velmer P. Hedrick, of Batesville, passed away at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville, on Thursday, June 25. He was 86 years old.
He was born June 24, 1912, in London, Kentucky, to William and Molly (Johnson) Hedrick. He and the former Ruth Hubbard were married on June 5, 1938, in London, Kentucky. Mr. Hedrick was a retired inspector at Ford Electronics in Connersville. He was a member of the Connersville Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth; one daughter, Wanda Fenske of Batesville; two sons, Douglas Hedrick of Clermont, Kentucky and David Hedrick of Milroy; one sister, Lida Provence of London, Kentucky; one brother, Vernon Hedrick of London, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville, followed by burial in Laurel North Cemetery.Mr. Hedrick's family wishes to have memorial donations sent to the Area 12 Council on Aging.
Dr. Porter B. Nesbitt
Dr. Porter B. Nesbitt, of Rising Sun, died Wednesday, July 1, at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg. He was 85 years of age.
He was born on June 7, 1913, in Indianapolis, to Robert G. and Mayme E. (Beasley) Nesbitt. On April 26, 1980, he and the former Patricia Cox were married, and she survives. Dr. Nesbitt was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II, a Fullbright Scholar and he was an educator for 43 years. He retired as Professor Emeritus from Ball State University in 1978 after 25 years of service.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Marie Nesbitt of Rising Sun; and one brother, Clarence Nesbitt of Santa Ana, California.
He was preceeded in death by his parents, Robert and Mayme Elizabeth Nesbitt; one sister, Belva Nesbitt; two infant sons, James Earl Nesbitt and Robert Graham Nesbitt.
Pastor J. Daeschner conducted the funeral service on Monday, July 6, at Markland-Denney Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment followed in Rising Sun New Cemetery. The American Heart Association and the Epilepsy Foundation are collecting memorials in his name.
Gilbert "John" Rose, of 23251 U.S. Highway 52, Laurel, died at the age of 60 on Wednesday, July 1, at 10:30 a.m., at Margaret MaryCommunity Hospital, Batesville.
He was the son of Charles and Carrie (Rayburn) Rose. He lived his early life in Kentucky, and had resided in Franklin County since 1967. Mr. Rose was the owner of Rose Transportation.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Hicks) Rose, whom he married January 22, 1957; three sons, Charles W. Rose, Randy C. Rose and Wesley J. Rose, all of Laurel; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son, Gilbert R. Rose, who died in 1990.
Services for Mr. Rose were held Saturday, July 4, at the Lakeview Pentecostal Church. Burial followed in Laurel North Cemetery. Moster and Cox Mortuary of Rushville was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Louise (Rosenberger) Russell, age 75, of 1143 Orchard Park Drive, Liberty, passed away Friday morning, July 3, at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville.
She was born in Oxford, Ohio, to Shirley N. and Florence (Sayers) Wolfe on February 13, 1923. She has lived in this area all her life. Mrs. Russell was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church and the Thursday Testers Home Econornics Club.
Survivors include her husband, Francis A. Russell of Liberty; six sons, Lawrence J. Rosenberger, Jr. of Connersville, Michael Rosenberger of Richmond, Mark Rosenberger and Christopher Rosenberger, both of Liberty, Stephen Rosenberger of College Corner, Ohio, Greg Rosenberger of Bath; five sisters, Mary Ann Hayward of Land-O-Lakes, Florida, Donna Pohlar; Becky Schuster, Kathy Brims and Cheryl Dishmond, all of Liberty; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence J. Rosenberger, Sr., died in 1977.
Funeral services were conducted at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker-Fosdick Chapel in Liberty on Tuesday, July 7, with Rev. Karen Montgomery, pastor of her church, officiating. Entombment followed in the East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, Rushville. The Union County E.M.S., the Diabetes Foundation and the Greenwood United Methodist Church is collecting memorials.
Jody Elliott Niedenthal, age 47, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at her home in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.
Survivors include her parents, Richard F. and Joyce E.Niedenthal; one brother, William Jeffrey Niedenthal of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandmother Edith E. Niedenthal, formerly of Brookville; two uncles, Michael Gerald Niedenthal and John Andre Niedenthal; and one aunt, Suzann E. Kruthaupt.
Private funeral services were arranged by Beinhauer-Connell Funeral Service of Bethel Park. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1744, or The Family Hospice (Patient Care), 250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Suite #203, Pittsburgh, PA 15234, or St. Germaine Parish, 7003 Baptist Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102.
A funeral mass is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Brookville. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Rosalee (Paul) Browder, of Batesville; died Saturday, July 4, at her home, at the age of 65.
She was born on March 18, 1933, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Ray and Mary (Wilson) Murphy. In 1951, she married Jerome Paul, in Oldenburg, and he passed away November 15, 1983. She then married Danial Browder in Morris on November 10, 1984, and he survives. Mrs. Browder was a homemaker and member of Salem Community Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Deborah Paul of Batesville; four sons, Jerry Paul of North Vernon, David Paul and Dudley Paul, both of Rushville, and Billy Paul of Okeana, Ohio; nine grandchildren and several step grandchildren. Besides her first husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Murphy, along with one brother and one sister who died in infancy.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 7, at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Interment followed in Salem Cemetery, Batesville. Rev. Lee Creech officiated at the service and burial.
Fred V. Marshall, Sr.
Fred V. Marshall, Sr., 16098 Wolf Creek Road, Brookville, passed away Monday, July 6, at his residence. He was 74 years old.
He was born to Andrew and Pauline (Peters) Marshall, in Franklin County, on August 30, 1923. He lived most of his life in Franklin County. Mr. Marshall was retired from Philco Ford in Connersville and was a memher of the Logan Creek Pentecostal Church. On December 29, 1952, he married the former Mazie Fabush, and she survives. Mr. Marshall served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Besides his wife, survivors include three daughters, Pauline Slater of Brookville, Carol Dickie and Penny Strunk, both of Connersville; six sons, Tom Marshall, Fred Marshall, Jr., Mike Marshall, Daniel Marshall and Randy Marshall, all of Brookville; and Harvey Marshall of Columbus; one brother, Henry Marshall of Laurel; five sisters, Margaret Pumphrey of Connersville, Nora Mae Stidham of Dayton, Ohio, Ollie Cole of Hamilton, Ohio, Annie Yarbarough of Springfield, Missouri and Imogene Stidham of St. Louis, Missouri; and 19 grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Marshall in death were his parents, seven brothers and sisters and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Harold Davidson and Dale Davidson on Friday, July 10, beginning at 11 a.m., at Logan Creek Pentecostal Church, West Harrison. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be offered by Bernard Hurst Post 77 of the American Legion.
Elizabeth Humig, 102 years old, of Brookville, died in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the home of her daughter, on Friday, July 3.
She was born July 31, 1895, in Harrison, Ohio, to Joseph and Katherine (Holden) Kocher. She lived in Franklin County most of her life. On November 8, 1923, she and William Humig were united in marriage. Mrs. Humig was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary, St. Michael Catholic Church, the Democratic Party and served as a Red Cross volunteer.
Her survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Philip (Mary Helen) Schulman of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, John Humig of Alamogordo, New Mexico; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and her husband on December 16, 1976.
Msgr. Louis Schumacher officiated the funeral on Monday, July 6, at St. Michael Church, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Monetary contributions, in Mrs. Humig's memory, may be given to St. Michael School. Philips and Meyers Funeral, Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Eugene "Genie" Dirkhising, age 44, of 17028 Pine Road, Batesville, died at his home.
He was born May 2, 1954, in Batesville, the son of Raymond and Martha (Buckler) Dirkhising. He was a member of St. Mary's of the Rock Catholic Church.
His survivors include his mother; four sisters, Dorothy Robinson and Martha Harnishfager, both of Brookville, Ida Miller of Batesville and Patricia Berg of Janesville, Wisconsin; and three brothers, Dennis Dirkhising of Batesville, Daniel Dirkhising of Lawrenceburg and Raymond L. Dirkhising of Brookville.
His father preceded him in death.
The funeral service was held on Friday, July 10, at St. Mary's of the Rock Church, with Rev. Humbert Moster officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery. Family members served as pailberers. Right-to-Life and the Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC) are collecting memorial contributions. Cook Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Ralph 0. Singer
Ralph 0. Singer, 10081 Holland Road, Brookville, died Tuesday, July 7, at Brookville Healthcare Center, after a brief illness. He was 72 years old.
Bom October 3, 1925, in St. Leon, he was the son of Albert and Pauline (Telker) Singer. On June 28, 1947, he married the former Rosemary Geiling at St. Michael Catholic Church, where he was a member. Mr. Singer retired from Owens-Coming after 40 years of employment and was a member of Brookville V.F.W. and Disabled American Veterans. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 until 1945.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; three daughters, Karen (Mrs. Leonard) Kolter, Mary (Mrs. Terry) Shepard and Patty (Mrs. Gordon) Meyer; three sons, Douglas and Julie Singer, Greg and Debbie Singer and Jim Singer; one sister, Viola Kaiser of Cedar Grove; one brother, Walter Singer of West Harrison; 14 grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Msgr. Louis Schumacher conducted the funeral on Friday, July 10, at St. Michael Church. He was laid to rest in the church cemetery with military graveside rites presented by Bernard Hurst Post 77 American Legion. Family members, including Dan Kolter, Leonard Kolter, Andy Harrelson, Terry Shepard, Gary Lee Shepard and Gordon Meyer, served as pallbearers. If so wished, memorial contributions may be given to a favorite charity in Mr. Singer's name. Cook Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Sister Mary Ellen Hampel, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Thursday, July 9, at the Sisters of St. Francis Infirmary, Oldenburg. She was 80 years old.
She was born in St. Bernard, Ohio, on August 6, 1917, the daughter of Aloysius Joseph and Eleanor Marie (Klemme) Hampel. She entered the convent on December 29, 1936 and made her final vows August 12, 1942. Sister Mary Ellen was a school teacher at several schools throughout Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. At three
Sister Mary Ellen Hampel
Sister Mary Ellen Hampel, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Thursday, July 9, at the Sisters of St. Francis Infirmary, Oldenburg. She was 80 years old.
She was born in St. Bernard, Ohio, on August 6, 1917, the daughter of Aloysius Joseph and Eleanor Marie (Klemme) Hampel. She entered the convent on December 29, 1936 and made her final vows August 12, 1942. Sister Mary Ellen was a school teacher at several schools throughout Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. At three schools, she also served as principal. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1991, where she operated the switchboard until 1994.
Survivors include five sisters, Rita Peters of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ruth Vogt and Eileen Toerner, both of Hamilton, Ohio, Mary Imfeld of Middletown, Ohio and Lois Hampel of Carlisle, Ohio.
Mass of Christian burial was conducted on Monday, July 13, at the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse, Oldenburg, by Father Sylvester Heppner, O.F.M. She was laid to rest in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville handled arrangements.
Paul Harold Campbell, age 80, formerly of 2920 Virginia Avenue, Connersville, passed away Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Fayette Memorial Hospital emergency room.
He was born November 2, 1917, in Stone Bluff, Indiana, the son of John Henry and Lucy Elizabeth Campbell both of whom preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Purdue University where he received two degrees. He served in the Air Force beginning June 14, 1951, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel and retired March 15, 1953; he then served in the Air Force Reserves. He began his teaching career on March 15, 1953, and retired June 30, 1973, after teaching Agriculture for 15 years at New Salem, three years at Monon in White County, and also taught at Boston, Indiana, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a Veteran Representative for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development from May 20, 1974, until July 1996. He was a member of Connersville Baptist Temple where he worked in the Pioneer Club of the AWANA Program for 15 years and was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was a lifetime member of the Veedersburg American Legion and an Honorary member of the Connersville American Legion where he was an active supporter of the Boys State Program; a fifty year member of Warren Lodge #15 F.&A.M.; a member of the Connersville York Rite Association; and a 53 year member of the Connersville Lions Club where he served as secretary for many years. He was also a member of the New Salem Lions Club. He had served as Parliamentarian and Elections Chainnan for the State Lions Club and was a Melvin Jones Award recipient.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews and special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Whipple of Connersville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Milton and Herbert Campbell; and three sisters Mary and Margaret Campbell and. Edna Campbell Bennett.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. today at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home with Dr. E.G. Robertson of Connersville Baptist Temple officiating, where friends may call from 3 p.m. until the hour of services. Lions Club members will assemble at the funeral home Wednesday at 7 p.m. Masonic memorial services will be conducted by Warren Lodge #15 F.&A.M. at 8 p.m. He will then be taken to Attica, Indiana, and funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at Maus Funeral Home where friends may call on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Burial will be in Union Christian Cemetery in Fountain County, Indiana, where the Honor Guard from Wright Patterson Air Force Base will conduct veteran graveside services. Memorial contribtitions may be made to Camp Woodsmoke.
Michael A. Hertel
Michael A. Hertel, age 94, of Brookville, passed away Sunday, July 12, at Brookville Healthcare Center.
He was born August 26, 1903,in Franklin County, the son of George and Gertrude (Bender) Hertel. He and the former Frona Klemme were united in marriage on May 5, 1937, and she preceded him in death on January 6, 1997. Mr. Hertel was a lifelong resident of Franklin County, and was a retired farmer and fruit and vegetable grower. He was a member of Franklin County Farm Bureau Co-op Association and St. Thomas Lutheran Church, where he had been the oldest living member prior to his death.
He is survived by two daughters, Ellen Bauman and Shirley Hoff, both of Sunman; one son, Melvin Hertel of Brookville; three sisters, Anna Hertel and Thelma Gutzwiller, both of Brookville, and Selma Hofer of College Corner, Ohio; two brothers, Elmer Hertel and William Hertel, both of Brookville; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one son, Lester Hertel.
The funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, at St. Thomas Lutheran Church, where Rev. Gary W. Anderson will preside. Mr. Hertel will be interred in Maple Grove Cemetery. St. Thomas Lutheran Church is collecting memorial donations. Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Blanche E. Belter
Blanche Estelle Belter, age 86,, of Batesville, died Wednesday, July 8, at Margaret Mary Community. Hospital, Batesville.
She was born to Henry and Mable (Thompson) Bohner, in Milan, on November 28, 1911. She became the wife of Arnold "Bud" Belter, in Osgood, on November 24, 1934, and he passed away July2, 1989. She was retired from Telles Clothing Store in Batesville and was a member of Batesville United Methodist Church and the V.F.W. Ladies' Auxiliary of Batesville.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Louise Bohner of Batesville; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral, held at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, on Saturday, July 11, was officiated by Rev. David Johnston. She was laid to rest in the Batesville United Methodist Cemetery. Monetary contributions, in her name, may be made to Batesville Rescue 10 or Margaret Mary Hospital Home Health Care.
Lowell A. McMillin, of Drewersburg, died Thursday, July 9, at the Franciscan Hospital, Mt. Airy Campus, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 83 years old.
Born December 7, 1914, in Rockdale, he was the son of Delbert and Gladys (Heuck) McMillin. He was a retired livestock commission agent and member of Rockdale United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred (Hutchinson) McMillin; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Ruth McMillin of Mount Carmel, Lowell "Teen" and Sharon MeMillin and Rick and Pam McMillin, all of Drewersburg; plus nine grand-children.
Mr. McMillin was preceded in death by his parents.
Rev. Bill Arthur conducted the funeral on Monday, July 13, at Cook Funeral Home. Interment followed in Drewersburg Cemetery. Family members serving as pallbearers were Clyde Nesbitt, Larry McMillin, Teen McMillin, Rick McMillin, Judson McMillin, Kelly McMillin and Ryan McMiilin. His family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Drewersburg Volunteer Fire Department, Drewersburg EMS I and Drewersburg Cemetery Association.
Marie Koetter, a former Oak Forest resident, died Monday, July 13, at Oxford View Nursing Center, Oxford, Ohio. She was 93 years old.
She was born April 7, 1905, in Oak Forest, the daughter of William and Margaret (Wirtz) Weber. She was a homemaker and member of St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Oak Forest.
Surviving are one son, Jerome Koetter of Rockville; two sisters, Christine Rosfeld of Brookville and Bertha Betzig of St. Bernard, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, William and Raymond Weber; and two sisters, Cecelia Meer and Pauline Schneider.
Rev. Humbert Moster will hold the funeral service on Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. (E.S.T.) at St. Cecelia Church in Oak Forest. She will be interred in the church cemetery. Her pallbearers will include family and friends. Visitation time is set for Wednesday, July 15, from 4 until 7 p.m. (E.S.T.) at Cook Funeral Home. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monetary donations, in Mrs. Koetter's name, may be directed to a favorite charity.
Helen Marie Baker, age 30, of Brookville, died in a boating accident at the Brookville Reservoir on Sunday, July 19, 1998.
She was born in Oxford, Ohio, on March 4, 1968, the daughter of James and Carrie (Baker) Conklin. She was raised in Oxford and was a 1987 graduate of Talawanda High School She worked at the Oxford Walmart Store for five years before moving to Brookville in 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Christine Elizabeth Day; her son,Mathew Howard Day; her father,James Conklin of Oxford; five sisters, Mary, Kathy and Susan Conklin, Anna Colwell and Janet Sue Reynolds; two brothers, Williarm and James III; and three half-brothers, Jerry, Carl and James II.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday), July 22, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 West Church Street, Oxford, with burial in the Oxford Cemetery.
James Richard Banks
James Richard (Dick) Banks, age 85, died Saturday, July 11,1998, at Waynesburg, Kentucky.
He was born December 6, 1913, in Connersville. Survivors include his wife, Ida;one son and five daughters, all of Waynesburg, Kentucky; a brother, Robert R. Banks, and a sister, Minnie Walthers, both of Brookville.
Memorial services were held on July 18 at Barnet Funeral Home. Burial was held in Waynesburg,Kentucky.
Clarence A. Miller
Clarence A. Miller, 85 years old, of 19158 U.S. Highway 52, Metamora, died at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 15.
He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas, on November 15, 1912, the son of William and Maude (Fields) Miller, however, he lived in Franklin County most of his life. Mr. Miller was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brookville. He retired from Ford in Connersville in 1975 after 36 years in the maintenance department. He and the former Violet Moore were manied on July 15, 1988, and she survives.
Others surviving are two sons, Morris Miller of Connersville and Geary Miller of Metamora; one step-daughter, Barbara Gilbert of Brookville; one step-son, Daniel Moore of Elkhart; one sister, Mrs. Leroy (Lucille) King of Metamora; five grandchildren and seven step- grandchildren; five great-grand- children; one step-great-grandchild.
Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Rose Miller, who died in 1980; two brothers, George and Jerry Miller; and two sisters, Myrtle Haley and Canie Allen.
Rev. Ron McCulloch, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church in Metamora, officiated the funeral service on Saturday, July 18. Interment followed in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Larry V. Bruns
Larry V. Bruns, of 8379 Golden Road, Brookville, died Sunday, July 19, on Brookville Lake. He was 46 years old.
Born September 3, 1951, in Hamilton, Ohio, he was the son of Howard and Mary Jane (Stout) Bruns. He was employed as a truck driver for J&J Packaging and also worked as a farmer. Mr. Bruns wasa member of Bath and Franklin County Conservation Clubs, Red- men Lodge, and was a former 4-H club leader. He liked to hunt, and fish.
He is survived by his parents, Howard and Mary Jane Bruns of Brookville; two daughters, Aimee and Stacy Bruns of Brookville; one son, Dustin Bruns of Brookville; four sisters, Doris Tussey of College Comer, Ohio, Marie Katz of Huntington Beach, California, Lisa Holman of Cincinnati, Ohio and Marcia Eggers of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; two brothers, Glenn Bruns and Gerald Bruns, both of Brookville; and friend and former wife, Ginny Bruns of Brookville.
The funeral begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, at St. Michael Catholic Church, with Msgr. Louis Schumacher officiating. Burial follows in St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 23, between 4 and 8 p.m., at Cook Funeral Home. Memorials in Mr. Bruns' name may be made to a favorite charity.
Margaret Rust, of Oldenburg, died at Dreyerhaus Nursing Home in Batesville, on Wednesday, July 15, at the age of 91.
Born in Clay County, Kentucky, on November 11, 1906, she was the daughter of George and Micleta (Fields) Browning. She was married to George Raleigh Rust, who preceded her in death. Mrs.Rust was a homemaker and a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church, however, she attended the Church of God Mountain Assembly.
She is survived by four daughters, Martha Baker of Metamora, Dorothy Thomas of Lexington, Kentucky, Della Abshear of Oldenburg and Betty Smith of New Trenton; one brother, Delbert Browning; 24 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and 29 great- great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, George Lewis Rust; two grandsons, Raymond Smith and Raleigh Baker; five brothers and one sister.
Rev. Wayne Ison, pastor of Church of God Mountain Assembly, held the funeral service on Saturday, July 18, at Cook Funeral Home in Brookville. She was laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery. Family members were chosen to be pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.
Anna M. Wright, age 74, died July 21 in a Jacksonville, Florida, health and rehab center.
She was born and raised in Blooming Grove and graduated from Brookville High School in 1942. She was a welder at American Central until she married Donald Wright in 1944. They moved to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1973.
Survivors include her husband, Donald; a brother, George Ellis of Jacksonville; a son, James of Jacksonville; two daughters, Sue Nelson of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Melissa Bowsher of Lafayette; and five grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, "Tip" and Ruth Ellis, and her sister, Betty Jean.
Funeral services are pending but will be private. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Buddy Wyrick, age 47, of Falmouth, passed away Tuesday, July 14, at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville.
He was born July 17, 1950, in Jackson County, Kentucky, the son of John Wyrick and Pearl Madden Wyrick Weisback. He married Lorraine Flannery on September 13, 1969 and she survives. Mr. Wyrick was employed as manager of Lowes Pellet and Grain in New Salem. He had worked in the grain and elevator industry most of his life.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his mother, Pearl Weisback of Williamstown; one son, Buddy Sean Wyrick of Williamstown; two daughters, Mrs. James (Peggy) Jacobs and Kimberly Ann Wyrick, both of Rushville; two brothers, Jerry Wyrick of Rushville and Jackie Wyrick of Williamstown; one sister, Peggy DeBoard,of Williamstown; and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Wyrick.
The funeral ceremony took place Friday, July 17, at Lakes Funeral Home in Kentucky. Burial was made in Farmers Cemetery in Jackson County, Kentucky.
Mrs. Goldic L. York, age 72, of Tell City, Indiana, formerly of Everton, died at 7 a.m. Friday, July 17, in the Perry County Hospital in Tell City.
She was born, September 20, 1925, in Kentucky, one of six children of Lansford Herman and Sarah Elizabeth Napier Frye, and spent most of her life in the Metamora and Everton communities. She had been employed at D & M and also Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville. A member of the Roman Catholic faith, she had attended St. John the Apostle Church in Bloomington.
Survivors include four daughters, Lois Jean McCreary of Connersville, Reda Lynn Roberts of Fortville, Indiana, Beverly Ann Longneeker of Murray, Kentucky, and Dolores Lee Hollinden of Tell City; 11 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; three brothers, John, Herman and Edgar Frye; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband , Sam York; a sister, Gertie Frye Rains; and a brother, Silas Frye.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 20, in St. Gabriel Church with burial in Laurel North Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Fund.
Eric A. Anderson
Eric A. Anderson, age 51, of Everton, died Wednesday, July 15, in Brookville.
He was born June 14, 1947, in Renton, Washington, the son of Arthur N. Anderson and Holly Carol (Johnson) Anderson.He graduated from the Utah School of Medicine as a physicians assistant and worked in this position in Emergency Care Clinics in Montana, Idaho and Arizona. He most recently filled this role with the Immediate Care Center in Brookville. He received numerous commendations from state and local governmental agencies for his life saving efforts and emergency care.Mr. Anderson is a U.S. Navy Veteran and spent 13 months in Viet Nam. He was honored for his efforts during the KahSon Siege.He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include his wife, the former Vickie Lykins; two step- sons, Ben and Chris Lykins; two daughters, DeAnn Diaz of Flag- staff, Arizona, and Debbie Kaiser of Munich, Germany; four sons,Tom Anderson of Rogers, Arkansas, Jeffery Anderson, of Tacoma, Washington, ugene Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona, and Darek Anderson of Tucson, Arizona; his mother, Holly Carol ,Patrick of Alta Loma, California; and a brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Lynne Anderson of Cucamonga, California.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Ruth Anderson.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Cook Funeral Home with Bishop Danny Parker and Rev. Tom Marshall officiating. Final disposition will be made in Tucson, Arizona.Memorial contributions may be made to the family or a favorite charity.
E.C. "Ted" Davis
E. C. "Ted" Davis, 217 Maple Drive, Sunman, died at his home on Wednesday, July 22, at the age of 98.
He is survived by his wife Anna M. (Craft) Davis of Sunman; one son, Eugene Davis of Sunman; one grandson, Barth Davis of Batesville; and two great-granddaughters, Mary and Caroline Davis of Batesville.
Rev. Darrel Stidham, of Charlestown, conducted the funeral on Saturday, July 25, at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. Memorials may be given to the donor's favorite charity.
Elsie C. Geiling
Elsie Catherine (Stenger) Geiling, 94 years old, of Brookville, died Friday, July 24, at Brookville Healthcare Center.
She was born to Jacob and Anna (Schuck) Stenger on December 21, 1903, in Franklin County, where she remained a lifelong resident. She and Harry Geiling were united in marriage on April 26, 1920, and he preceded her in death in October, 1949. Mrs. Geiling was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) Ladies Auxiliary. She was the head cook at Springfield School for many years, as well as being a homemaker.
Surviving are five daughters, Rosemary Singer, Shirley Lynch and Lucille Rubush, all of Brookville, Phyllis Bischoff of Cedar Grove and Doris Bischoff of Blooming Grove; one sister, Richard Geiling of Centerville; two brothers, Art Stenger and Harry Stenger, both of Brookville; 54 grandchildren, 112 great-grand- children and five great-great- grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four sons, Gene, Herbert and Dale Geiling, along with.an infant son,Arthur; three grandchildren; one brother and one sister.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 28, at St. Michael Catholic Church, with Msgr. Louis Schumacher officiating. She was laid to rest in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home. St. Michael School Building Fund is collecting memorial contributions.
Pauline Howse, 90 years old, of Cedar Grove, formerly of Overpeck, Ohio, died Friday, July 24, at her home.
Born February 25,1908, in Stanford, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William H. and Maggie (Graybeal) Terry. She married Bert Brown in August, 1926. Together, they ran the general store at Rockdale until it closed during World War 11. He preceded her in death in December, 1945. She then married Adelbert Howse in April, 1955. He died in December, 1989. Mrs. Howse was a former member of Rockdale United Methodist Church. After moving to Overpeck, Ohio, she attended the Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Wilma Johnson of Okeana, Ohio, and sons, Robert Brown of Okeana, Ohio and Buddie Brown of Cedar Grove; two brothers, Harold Terry of Tavares, Florida and Bryant Terry of Greenville, South, Carolina; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Services for Mrs. Howse were Monday, July 27, at Rockdale United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Drewersburg Cemetery. Brother Bobby Ball officiated. Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home of Harrison, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to the cemetery.
Carl O. Messerschmidt
Carl 0. "Jake" Messerschmidt of Harrison, Ohio passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday morning, July 22, at the age of 62.
Jake was the owner of Jake's Mecca Cafe in West Harrison from 1965 until 1997. It was the meeting place for politicians, retirees, businessmen, hunters and fishermen. Through the Mecca, Jake sponsored numerous young people's baseball and softball teams and many adult softball teams.He was a very active member of the Harrison Lions Club for over 30 years, serving as its president three times in 1972-73, 1978-79, and 1995-96 and held many offices at various times. He was presented with the "Lion of the Year" award and most recently the "Brocky Small" plaque. He was a member of the American Legion J.. B. Yeager Post #199 and the Harrison Knights of Columbus of Harrison #2633.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Nowlin) Messerschmidt; his children, Susan (Mrs. Kevin) Radcliffe, Jerry (and Eunice) Messerschmidt, Roger (and Tena) Messerschmidt and Sherry "Punky" (Mrs. Randy) Kater; his brother and sisters, Harry (and Loraine) Messerschmidt, Rita (Mrs. Harold) Alig, Mildred (Mrs. Leroy) Wiwi, Annie (Mrs. Joe) Weekly and Mary Catherine Klump; and his grandchildren, Stacey and Daniel Radcliffe, Briana Pennington and Danielle Messerschmit.
Mass of Christian burial was said in the St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison, Ohio, on Saturday, July 25. Burial was made in the St. John's Church Cemetery. John C. Brater Funeral Home assisted his family with arrangements.
Sister Rose Alma Niehaus
Sister Rose Alma Niehaus,O.S.F., age 89, died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.
She was born August 2,1908, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph W. and Anna M. Feldhaus Niehaus.Sister Rose entered the convent on May 25, 1929, and professed her final vows on January 6, 1935. She had taught in many different Catholic schools including St. Andrew in Richmond, St. Anthony in Morris, St. Mary in Greensburg and St. Michael in Brookville.
Survivors include two Sisters, Sr. Mary Cecilia, OLVN, of Huntington, Indiana, and Ida Carter of Cincinnati; and four brothers, Edward, Frank and Richard, all of Cincinnati, and Paul of Florida.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at I I a.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery in Oldenburg.Memorial contributions may be made to the Sister's of St. Francis. Oldenburg.
James Wm. Moody passed away at his home , in Barton City, Michigan July 17 at the age of 74.
He was born in Brookville and attended school at Springfield Twp. school. He was a veteren of World War 11, member of Volunteer Fire Dept. in Barton City for 25 years, and Fire Chief for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; one daughter, Bonnie Borne of California; one brother, Larry Moody,of Hamilton;two sisters, Helen Jones of Connersville and Pearl Smith of Harrison, Ohio.
Interment in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Barton City, Michigan.