Katherine C. Romweber
Katherine C. "Connie" Romweber, 89 years old, of Dreyerhaus Health and Rehabilitation Center, Batesville, died there Saturday, May 30. Her husband, the late Paul C. Romweber, was vice president of Romweber Furniture Company in Batesville. Romweber's manufactured the nationally known Viking Oak furniture.
Father George Wilson and Father Bill Farris will officiate the funeral on Thursday, June 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, beginning at 10 a.m. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery. Mrs. Romweber's family asks that memorial contributions be directed to St. Louis Ladies Society and Hillcrest Country Club.
Robert E. Huffman
Robert E. Huffman, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 27. He was the beloved husband of the late Opal (Spears) Huffman.
He is survived by three daughters, Theresa Vukcovic, Karen Swisher and Marsha Morris; two step-daughters, Carol Spigle and Geraldine Wever; six grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren one brother, Ron Huffman; one sister, Blanche Downing.
The funeral service was held Saturday, May 30, at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7245Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kenneth E. Rowe
Kenneth Edward Rowe, formerly of Oldenburg, died Thursday, May 14, at the home of his daughter in Des Plaines, Illinois. He was 72 years of age.
Born July 18, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of Charles Edward and Bertha Rowe. He was a retired photo engraver. Mr. Rowe served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Rowe of Batesville, to whom he was married on December 29, 1962; two daughters, Elaine Plummer of Des Plaines, Illinois and Janiece Betz of Alsip, Illinois; two grandchildren; and one brother, Harry Rowe of Michigan.
A memorial service was held at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, on Tuesday, June 2, with Rev. David Johnston officiating. Mr. Rowe's remains were then cremated.
Shirley Ann Linegar
Shirley Ann Linegar, age 87, of Cambridge City, died Wednesday, May 27, at North Collier Hospital, Naples, Florida, very unexpectedly.
She was born in Mt. Carmel on March 24, 1911, a daughter of the late Charles and Maude (Costello) McWhorter and lived in the Cambridge City community since 1967. She was a graduate of Brookville High School with the class of 1928 and was a homemaker and farmer in Franklin and Henry Counties. She also was a member of the Eastem Star, formerly of Fairfield, Indiana. She spent her winters in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Survivors include two sons, John C. "J. C." Linegar of New Castle and Daniel T. Linegar of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one daughter, Margaret Hinesley of Pinehurst, North Carolina; one step-son, Robert L. Linegar of Elwood; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and one sister, Alice Manley of Bonita Springs, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ora B. Linegar, who died December 5, 1981, to whom she had been married for 42 years at the time of his death; a sister, Nellie Newman; and a granddaughter, Denise Marie Linegar, on June 6, 1985.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 30, at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, in Lewisville, with the Rev. Arthur Whitaker officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville. The family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Denise Marie Linegar Scholarship Fund, Citizens State Bank, Lewisville, Indiana.
Nola Adkins, age 71, of 610 West 33rd Street, Connersville, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville, where she had been a pafient since Wednesday. She had been in failing health for the past three years.
She was born on April 27, 1927, in Pikeville, Kentucky, the daughter of Cleve and Elizabeth Thacker. In 1944, she was married to James Lee Gillespie. He died in 1952. She then married Johnny Adkins in 1954 and he died in 1973. Mrs. Adkins lived in Connersville for the past 16 years. She was a member of the Brookville United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include six sons, Robert Gillespie of Connersville; Clyde Gillespie (sic) of Laurel, Charles E. Adkins and Richard Adkins, both of Connersville, and Johnny Ray Adkins and Jimmy Adkins, both of Grundy, Virginia; one daughter, Lois Lester of Grundy, Virginia; 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Tave Hayton and Betty Ratliff, both of Prestonburg, Kentucky, Barbara Thacker of Pikeville, Kentucky and Donna Mays of Ohio.
Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Gay Coleman and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 1, by the Rev. Tom James at Brookville United Pentecostal Church, 12061 State Road 101, Brookville. She was interred in Union Cemetery at Lyonsville on Tuesday morning. Miller Funeral Home of Connersville assisted the family with arrangements.
Delbert Dewayne Wilkerson, former resident of Fairfield, died at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, on Sunday, May 31. He was 60 years old.
Born February 14, 1938, in Franklin County, he was the son of Dale and Alice (Pitz) Wilkerson.
He was survived by one brother, Dale Wilkerson of Nashville; and four sisters, Nina Davis and AudreyByrley, both of Liberty, Viola Stewart of Nineveh and Mildred Volz of Fairfield, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Harry and Ralph Wilkerson; and two sisters, Alma Seibert and Lucille Legere.
A private visitation for family will be held Wednesday, June 3, from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m., at Cook Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Cox, of United Methodist Church, Liberty, will begin the funeral service on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery. Family members served as pallbearers.
William C. Biere
William C. Biere, 84 years old, died Monday, June 1, at Fayette Memorial Hospital in Connersville.He resided at 14182 English Wolfe Creek Road, Brookville.
He was born in Fairfield Township, Franklin County, on January 7, 1914, to Simeon and Josephine (Harnisfeger) Biere, and remained a lifelong resident of the county. Mr. Biere served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the 83rd Infantry Division in Europe. He attained five battle stars. He was a member of the Bernard Hurst Post 77 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include one brother, Lewis W. Biere of Brookville; one sister, Marie Bennett of Everton;and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and one sister, Hilda Dora, preceded him in death.
The funeral service is scheduled for Friday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m., at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home. Rev. Malcolm Greene will officiate. Interment follows in Maple Grove Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be offered by Bernard Hurst Post 77 of the American Legion. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Franklin County E.M.S. is accepting monetary donations in Mr. Biere's name.
Michael L. Quinlan