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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

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 Wilkerson

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

Michael L. Quinlan, age 41, 9097 Lew Wallace Drive, Brookville, was killed Monday, June 1, in a mowing accident near Cunirnins Road on U.S. Highway 52, west of Brookville.

He was born August 14,1956, in Batesville, the son of Russell and Elizabeth (Wingler) Quinlan. Mr.Quinlan was an employee of the Indiana State Highway Deparment.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Quinlan Back of Brookville; one son, Michael Lee Quinlan of Brookville; one step-son, Robbie Merz of Brookville; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John and Barb Quinlan, Roger and Charlene Quinlan and Richard Quinlan, all of Brookville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Thomas Baize and Mary and Wilfred Bruns, all of Brookvilie, and Janie and Bill Howard of Laurel.

Preceeding him in death were his father and one sister, Frieda Masters.

The funderal service will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home. Pallbearers will include John, Russell and Joel Quinlan, Tommy and Tim Baize, Robbie Merz, Jason Bruns and Rocky Cummins. He will then be buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. Franklin County E.M.S. is accepting memorial donations.

Chester L Pickett

Chester E. Pickett, of 21023 U.S. Highway 52, Laurel, died at Brookville Healthcare Center on Monday, June 1. He was 86 years old.

He was born to Wardie and Ola (Steward) Pickett on December 6, 1911, in Decatur County. He and the former Marjorie Neal were united in marriage on June 2, 1937, in New Castle. He came to Franklin County from Anderson in 1941 and owned and operated the former Franklin County Canning Company in Metamoa. He was the director of the Franklin County Welfare Program from 1961 until 1982, and then served as County Sanitarian from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Pickett was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church and Metamora Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, June Greene of Dayton, Ohio and Ellen Manford of Indianapolis; plus five nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, who died August 29, 1997.

Rev. Donald Miller, of the Brookville United Methodist Church, will conduct the funeral service at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, from 12 noon until the time of the service. Mr. Pickett's family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Brookville United Methodist Church.

Cornelius J. Suttmiller

Cornelius J. Suttmiller of Batesville, died Thursday, June 4, at Franciscan Hospital, Mt. Airy Campus, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Born December 1, 1917, in Batesville, to Frank N. and Leona (Staubach) Suttmiller. He was a veteran of the Navy, having served in World War II. Mr. Suttmiller was employed by the Ripley County Conservation Office for 31 years. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Batesville.

Survivors include three sisters, Philomena Hermesch of Greensburg and Mary Ann Metz of West Harrison; three brothers, Joseph Suttmiller of Pierceville, and Benedict Suttmiller Fairfield, Ohio and Dennis Suttmiller of Mason, Ohio.

The funeral took place Monday, June 8, at St. Louis Church and officiated by Father Al Hudepohl, O.F.M. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Weigel Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Ivory Faith Morgan

Ivory Faith Morgan, of Brookville, died Monday, June 8, at McCullough-Hyde Hospital, Oxford, Ohio. She was born on that same day.

The infant is survived by her parents, David W. Morgan and Angela D. Lewis; maternal grandparents, Donald and Donna Davis of Glenwood; paternal grandparents, Merle and Carolyn Thalheimer of Brookville; maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Godsey of Laurel; paternal great-grandmother, Elsie Wilson of Brookville.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Cook Funeral Home of Brookville.

Helen A. Bessler

Helen A. Bessler, of Batesville, died Sunday, June 7, at the age of 71 years at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio.

She was born May 27, 1927, in Decatur County, the daughter of Frank and Laura (Sager) Lamping. She became the wife of Urban Bessler on July 16, 1947 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, St. Maurice. Mrs. Bessler was a cook at the Ship Restaurant. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Ladies Society, Ripley V.F.W. Post 3183 Ladies' Auxiliary and Knights of St. John Auxiliary.

Surviving are three daughters, Elaine Sullivan of Yuma, Arizona, Charlotte McNutt and Laura Harpring, both of Batesville; two sons, Fran Bessler and Jeff Bessler, both of Batesville; and three sisters, Gertrude Gehring of Oldenburg, Loretta Macyauski of St. Maurice and Frieda Dyer of Greensburg; 17 grandchildren and, 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral is set for Wednesday, June 10, at 10 a.m., at St. Louis Church, Batesville, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Bill Farris, O.F.M., will officiate. Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund is collecting memorial donations. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville handled arrangements.

Mary M. Schrank

Mary M. Schrank, 78 year of age, died Saturday, May 16, at Vencor Hospital in Arlington, Virginia. She had resided with her son, Mike, in Centreville, Virginia.

She was born August 14, 1919, in Brookville, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Ratz) Rosenberger. She was the wife of Edward Joseph Schrank, who passed away November 26, 1977. Mrs. Schrank was a homemaker and member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Leslye Schrank; two granddaughters, Kelly Sue Hill and Michelle Leigh Siethel; one great-grandson, Dominic Seithel; two sisters, Sister Collista Rosenberger and Sister Mary Helen Rosenberger, both of Oldenburg; and one brother, Frank Rosenberger of Brookville.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Albert, Howard, Sylvester and Joseph Rosenberger.

Rev. Louis Schumacher held the funeral on Wednesday, May 20, at St. Michael Church. She was interred in the church cemetery. Her nephews served as pallbearers. Cook Funeral Home handled arrangements. The American Heart Association is collecting memorial donations.

Francis R. Paul

Francis R. Paul, 61 years old, of Batesville, died Thursday, June 11, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.

He was born on November 24, 1936, at Oldenburg, the son of Ben and Barbara (Herbert) Paul. On May 30, 1962, he married the former Constance Hacker, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Batesville, where he is a member. Mr. Paul was a machinist at Romweber Furniture Company in Batesville.

Survivors include one son, James Paul of Batesville; four sisters, Helen Nunlist of Oldenburg, Mary Stahley of Sunman, Anna Mae Flodder of Batesville, and Ginny Hummel of Dillsboro; one brother, Melvin Paul of Oldenburg; one granddaughter and one grandson, Kerri Paul and Justin Paul, both of Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one sister and two brothers.

Father Al Hudepohl officiated the funeral on Saturday, June 13, at St. Louis Church. He was laid to rest in the church cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home assisted the farnily with arrangements. Batesville Rescue 10 Lifesquad is collecting memorial contributions.

Charles E. Rief

Charles E. Rief, 10016 Cooley Road, Brookville, died Wednesday, June 10, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 61 years old.

Born February 21, 1937, in Brookville, he was the son of Fred and Viola (Meyers) Rief. He remained a lifelong resident of Franklin County. Mr. Rief had formerly worked for Pepsi Cola, Franklin Casket Company, George's Family Pharmacy and Maple Grove Cemetery, all in Brookville. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #1129.

Survivors include two sisters, Edna Holman and Gladys Rief, both of Brookville; four brothers, Percil Rief and Clifford Rief, both of Brookville, George Rief of Batesville and Walter Rief of Greencastle.

Rev. Gary Anderson conducted the funeral on Saturday, June 13, atPhillips and Meyers Funeral Home. He was laid to rest in Big Cedar Cemetery. Franklin County E.M.S. and St. Thomas Lutheran Church are accepting memorial contributions.

Margaret D. Griffin

Margaret D. Griffin, 2069 West Old 44, Rushville, passed away at her home, at the age of 71, on Tuesday, June 16, at 3 a.m.

She was born in Franklin County on April 12, 1927, the daughter of Clayton and Anna (Saylor) Bulmer. She lived in Rush County most of her life and had worked in the cafeteria at Rushville Elementary School for the last 15 years. She married Harrison "Junior" Griffin on April 17, 1948 and he preceded her in death on October 12, 1991.

Her survivors include four sons, Robert Bulmer of Metamora, Thomas H. Griffin of Manilla, Ronald F. Griffin. and Gary A. Griffin, both of Rushville; four brothers, Ray Bulmer of California, William Bulmer of Laurel, Clifford Bulmer of Metamora and Stan Bulmer of Muncie; one sister, Mrs. Neil (Betty) Kirkham; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Griffin are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Rushville, where friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday. She will be interred in Cupps Chapel Cemetery, located in Franklin County. Rev. Bill Slagle will be the officiating clergy.

William J. Lone,Sr.

William J. Lone, Sr., 66 years old, of 3950 North 850 West, Falmouth, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 13, at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville.

He was born to George W. and Elsie M. (Whitney) Lone in Montana on October 23, 1931. He lived most of his life in the Fayette County area. On April 16, 1955, he and the former Alta Young were married in Connersville. Mr. Lone worked for McQuay-Norris and later at Ford as a factory worker. He retired from Ford six years ago on account of illness, following 26 years of service. He mowed grass at Valley Grove, Everton and Springersville Cemeteries for many years as well as pouring foundations for several area monument companies.

He is survived by his wife, Alta P. (Young) Lone of Falmouth; four sons, William J. Lone, Jr. of Edwardsville, Kansas, Mark S. Lone of Atchison, Kansas, Lonnie E. Lone of Connersville and Lyle C.of Falmouth; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Elizabeth "Libby")Lucas of Brookville; five sisters, Ruth Hopper of Arkansas, Roberta Corder of Cocoa, Florida, Cathy Mann of Davenport, Iowa, Alice Himelick of Fountain City and Inez Olson of Connersville; and eight grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were three brothers and his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, on Wednesday, June 17, at 2 p.m. Rev. Steve Stull will officiate. Burial will follow at the Valley Grove Cemetery in Wayne County. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation.

Robert Wayne Brown

Robert Wayne Brown, of Aurora, Colorado, died there on Friday, June 12, at the age of 41 years.

He was born September 30, 1956 in Richmond. He married the former Joy A. Pfeiffer on April 7, 1979, and she survives. Mr. Brown was a construction superintendent for Happel & Associates Building Contractors in Aurora, Colorado. He was a former Centerville resident. He enjoyed motorcycling, camping, four-wheeling and especially loved the Colorado mountains and spending time there.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother and step-father, Jean and Tom Lauck of Liberty; his father and step-mother, Gus and Heide Brown of Richmond; one son, Jason Brown of Aurora, Colorado; one daughter, Jacquelyn Brown of Aurora, Colorado; one sister, Deborah Brown of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; four brothers, William Brown of Troy, Ohio, Barry Brown and Brian Brown, both of Richmond, and Christopher Brown of Indianapolis; and two step-brothers, Dirk Smith and Eric Smith.

Father John O'Brien conducted the funeral Friday, June 19, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Liberty. Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home of Brookville was in charge of arrangements. The family requests that monetary donations, in Robert Brown's name, be made to a favorite charity.

Mary L. Anderson

Mary L. Anderson, 72 years old, of 215 West High Street, Liberty, (Hillcrest Estates) died Thursday, June 11, at 11:50 pm., in Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville.

She was born March 6, 1926, in Hazzard, Kentucky, to Elinza L. and Lisa (Campbell) Halcomb. She lived in Liberty the last 15 years and prior to that, she resided in Laurel. She married Silas A. Anderson on September 3, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1971.

Surviving are one son, Rant Anderson of Laurel; nine daughters, Phyllis Clark of Everton, Mrs. Steve (Loretta) Toole, Mrs. Sterlon (Jeanie) Brock and Mrs. Tommy (Marjorie) Pebworth, all of Liberty, Mrs. Henry (Karen) Barrett of Brookville, Mrs. Charles (Pam) 'Brown, Mrs. Donnie (Darlene) Cotten and Angie Summey, all of Connersville, and Mrs. Tony (Rose) Brown of Sunman; two brothers, Spencer Halcomb of Hazzard, Kentucky and Opal Halcomb of Kentucky; 20 grandchildren, including two granddaughters, Janet Sparks and Rachel Combs, whom she raised; and seven great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, five brothers and one grandson.

Services for Mrs. Anderson were held Tuesday, June 16, at the Laurel Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Glen Goins officiated. Burial was made in Laurel North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Laurel Pentecostal Church. Moster and Cox Mortuary of Rushville is handling arrangements.

Leroy P. Gesell

Leroy P. Gesell, 98 years old, of 6142 Oxford Pike, Brookville, passed away Thursday, June 11, at McCullough-Hyde Hospital, Oxford, Ohio.

He was born to Henny and Anna (Engelking) Gesell on September 13, 1899, in Brookville. He was married to the former Elsie Lee, who preceded him in death on January 22, 1983. He was a Brookville High School graduate, attended Muncie Normal and Miami University, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Klemmes Corner. Mr. Gesell was a teacher in one-room schoolhouses in Franklin County from 1918-1940, which included Minneman, Gesell, South Gate and Schneider schools. He was also a retired farmer.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Estelle Gesell of Brookville and Herbert and Karen Gesell of College Corner, Indiana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Malcolm Sloneker of Hamilton, Ohio and Elaine and Don Smith of Brookville; one brother, Harold Gesell of Brookville, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; four brothers, Herman, Clemens, Alvin and Ira Gesell; three sisters, Beatta Mittermeier Emma LaKamp and Matilda Gesell; and one son-in-law, Bill Milders.

The funeral was conducted Saturday, June 13, at Cook Funeral Home with Rev. John Mittermeier, of Faith Lutheran Church in Oxford, Ohio, officiating. Mr. Gesell's grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment followed in Big Cedar Cemetery, Whitcomb. His family requests that memorial contributions be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

Martha Leising

Martha Leising, 86 years old, of MiIroy, died in Decatur County Hospital, Greensburg, on Wednesday, June 17.

She was born in Brookville on August 5, 1911, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Ratz) Schuck. She became the wife of John B. Leising on April 7, 1934, and hepassed away on May 10, 1991. Mrs. Leising was a farmer and owned and operated Milroy Frigid Locker. She was a member of St. Mary's Sodality.

Her survivors include one sister, Mrs. Chester (Carolyn) Maciejewski of Clawson, Michigan; four sons, Maurice Leising of Clawson, Michigan, Bob and Allen Leising, both of Milroy, and Larry Leising of Sugarland, Texas; one brother, Harry Schuck of Brookville; and seven grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Marilyn, and a sister, Alma Fries.

The funeral was held at St Mary's Catholic Church with Father Roger Rudalph officiating, on Saturday, June 20. She was then laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Rushville. Memorial contributions may be directed to the church. Burns Funeral Home of Milroy assisted the farnily with aarangements.

Mary L. Wallpe

Mary L. Wallpe, of 1301 Fairfield Avenue, Brookville, died Tuesday, June 15, at FayetteMemorial Hospital, Connersville. She was 76 years old.

She was born September 16, 1921, in Covington, Kentucky, the daughter of Robert and Blanche (Tombragle) Berry. She married Lawrence "Larry" Wallpe and he died May 23,1996. Mrs. Wallpe was a homemaker and member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She is survived by several sisters including Virginia Kramer of Covington, Kentucky; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Monseigneur Louis Schumacher officiated the funeral at St. Michael Catholic Church on Friday, June 19. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers included John Lanning. Melvin Gramman, Clarence Harmeyer, Stephen Simmermeyer, John Simmermeyer and Stanley Kocher. Cook Funeal Home assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity in Mrs. WaIlpe's name.

Arzella Estridge

Arzella A. Estridge, 75 years old of Richmond, died Sunday, June 21, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, after a long illness.

She was born in Harlan County, Kentucky, on July 1, 1922, to William and Ethel (Oakley) Fielden. She retired in 1970 as a nursing attenant at Richmond State Hospital, formerly worked at Decca Records in Richmond. She had lived in Richmond since 1989, moving there from Brookville.

Survivors include one daughter, Glenna. VanSickle of Richmond; one son, Rick Estridge of Tulare, California; one grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Pasor James E. Slaven, of Galilean Baptist Church, Centerville, will conduct the funeral on Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m., at Doan & Milla Funeral Home in Richmond. She will be interred at Earlham Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 9410 Priority Way West Drive, Indianspolis, IN 46240.

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