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Obituaries


Source: Osgood Journal
Edition: April 22, 2008

Stephen B. Westmeyer
Stephen B. Westmeyer, 59, of Paris, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital on October 28, 1948, the son of Jesse and Josephine Curry Westmeyer. He married Ann Barkley on July 18, 1978 and she survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Westmeyer of KY; his mother, Josephine Westmeyer of Versailles; two brothers, Jesse (Jane) Westmeyer of Versailles and David Westmeyer (Tulin) of KY.
Mr. Westmeyer was a 1966 graduate of Versailles High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. He owned and operated CS Claims Service in Lexington, KY, an independent claims adjuster. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era.
Mr. Westmeyer was also a member of the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles, the Versailles American Legion, Lexington F&AM #1, Henry Clay Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, was past president of the Blue Grass Claims Association, and was a board member of the Northern Kentucky Association of Insurance Professionals.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with military honors by the Versailles American Legion being conducted at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral will follow on Saturday, April 26 at the Milwards Funeral Home, Broadway St., in Lexington, KY, with visitation from 1-3 p.m. and the funeral beginning at 3 p.m. followed by Masonic Services. A private burial will be held at the family’s convenience. Memorials may be given to the Jesse Westmeyer Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.
Marjorie Ann White

Marjorie Ann White, 71, of Batesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at her home. She was born on November 29, 1936 in Batesville, the daughter of Harry and Norma (Fritch) Abplanalp. She married Paul White in Batesville on June 18, 1955 and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1975.
Survivors include one daughter, Terry Harmeyer (Kenneth) of Batesville; one son, Michael White of Batesville; three grandchildren: Benjamin, Ethan and Kayla Harmeyer; two great grandchildren: Cassidy and Kendall Harmeyer; brothers: Ronnie Abplanalp of Batesville and David Abplanalp of Columbus; and one sister, Patricia Woolf of Batesville. She was preceded in death by husband and one brother at age 5, Donald Abplanalp.
Mrs. White retired from Batesville Tool and Die and before that she worked at the Sherman House in Batesville. She was a 1955 graduate of Batesville High School and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church with Rev. Rob Hankee officiating. Burial will be in the St. Louis Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Margaret Mary Hospice or Jac-Cen-Del Scholarship Fund. Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
Cleona Sparks

Cleona Sparks, 79, of Osgood, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2008 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born on October 4, 1928 in Kentucky, the daughter of Roosevelt and Susan Winkle Rice. She married Luscill Sparks, Sr., on August 3, 1945 and he survives.
Other survivors include: son, Luscill E. (Cathy) Sparks, Jr. of Milan; daughters: Susan A. Ramsey and Donna J. Winters, both of Greensburg, and Dana F. Owens and special friend Mike Greco of Osgood; brother: Earl Rice of North Vernon; sister: Juanita Hensley of Brookville; 14 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Florence Dile and Jeanette Powell, and one son, Jeffery Allen Sparks.
Mrs. Sparks was employed at Hillenbrand for about 20 years and Osgood Shoe Factory for ten years. She attended Delaware Methodist Church.
Funeral services are being held today, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood with burial in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials may be given to the Delaware Methodist Church for Parsonage. Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth W. Wilson
Ruth W. Wilson, 85, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008.
Survivors include children, Ben Wilson of Temple Terrace, FL, Roger Wilson of Ohio, Sue Ray (Gary) of Virginia and Morgan Wilson of Texas; grandchildren, Casey Meyer (Chris) of Indiana, Jarrett Ray and Justin Ray, both of Virginia; great grandchildren, Nora Meyer and Henry Meyer, both of Indiana.
Services were held at John Knox Village Chapel on Thursday, April 17. Memorials may be given to the James B. Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o South Ripley High School, 1589 S. Benham Road, Versailles, IN, 47042, Attn. Bob Meyer. Words of comfort may be expressed at www.blount-curry.com.
Janet LaVerne Wells
Janet LaVerne Wells, 70, of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Decatur County Hospital in Greensburg. She was born on March 24, 1938 in Pierceville, the daughter of Clifford and Florence (Truitt) Sellers. She married Delmar Wells in 1964 in Hartford City and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sisters: Carolyn Cunningham of Kentucky and Nancy Thola, Osgood; one brother, Clifford Sellers of Illinois; first cousin and close friend, Marilyn Reynolds of Milan; one step-daughter, Susan Burton of Greensburg; several step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son- Michael McKee; one step grandchild and two step great grandchildren.
Mrs. Wells served in the Women’s Army Corp. from 1959-1961. She was a member of the American Legion Post 129, Am Vets, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #927.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no public visitation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.
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