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Alice E. Schmidt

Alice E. Schmidt, 90 years old of Oldenburg, died Tuesday,April 28, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville.

She was born March 26, 1908, in Kelso Township, to Frankand Bertha (Hill) Gutzwiller. She became the wife of Urban Schmidt in 1935and he preceeded her in death. Mrs. Schmidt was a member of Holy FamilyCatholic Church and the Ladies' Society. She worked as a nanny and alsoa seamstress for the Sisters of St. Francis and was caretaker of Holy FamilyChurch.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Rose Doyle and JanePeetz, both of Oldenburg; one son, Robert Schmidt of Greenfield; three sisters, Bertha Wilder of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gertrude Flack of Indianapolisand Viola McCreary of Amelia, Ohio; one brother, Francis Gutzwiller ofMason, Ohio; 10 grandhildren,  21 great-grandchildren and  fourgreat-great-grandchildren.

Peeceding her in death were three sisters, Dorothy andMary Gutzwiller and Helen Vogelsang; ,seven brothers, Robert, James, Ralph,Frank, John, Peter and Isadore Gutzwiller; and one grandchild.

The Rev. Sylvester Heppner, O.F.M. conducted the funeralon Thursday, April 30, at Holy Family Church. She was interred in the churchcemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Holy Family's Legacy ofHope. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville assisted the family with arrangements.

Francis Lee Schott

Francis Lee Schott, of Manchester, died at her home on Tuesday,April 28. She was 79 years old.

Surviving are one sister, Hazel D. Armstrong of Aurora;and nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Friday, May 1, at Cook Funeral Home,with burial following in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman.  Manchester VolunteerFire Department and Life Square are accepting memorial contributions.

Paula M. Switzer

Paula M. Switzer, 35 years old, of Shelbyville, died at herhome, on Saturday, May 2.

She was born October 22, 1962, in Batesville, the daughterof Ralph N. and Anna (Greiwe) Werner. She became the wife of Dan Switzeron April 4, 1982, in Paris, Illinois. Mrs. Switzer was a homemaker andmember of St. Joseph's Church in Shelbyville.

Her survivors include her husband; two sons, Danny Switzerand Brandon Switzer, both of Shelbyville; two sisters, Patty Keith of Batesvilleand Pam Swinford of Lawrenceburg; and two brothers, Ralph E. Werner ofPeppertown and Ray Werner of Morris.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, May 6, at Holy FamilyChurch, Oldenburg, with Rev. Rock Travnikar, O.F.M., officiating. She willbe laid to rest in the church cemetery. Her family requests that memorialsbe directed to Cancer Research (M.E.N. Cancer Research).

Robert A. Schwegman

Robert A. Schwegman, 9029 Greenmeadow Drive, Brookville,died Friday, May 1, at Brookville Healthcare Center, after a brief illness.He was 71 years old.

He was born to Leo and Edna (Haskamp) Schwegman on July19, 1926, in Oxford, Ohio. He and the former Annamae Tebbe Biltz were unitedin marriage and she survives. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from November1944 until June 1947. Mr. Schwegman was a member of St. Michael CatholicChurch, was a fourth degree Knight and a member of Knights of ColumbusCouncil #968 in Hamilton, Ohio. He was retired from U.S. Industries ofChicago, Illinois.

Surviving are his wife, Annamae; two sisters, GeraldineClarkson and Helen Rose Bennett of Long Beach, California; four brothers,Ambrose and Emanuel Schwegman of Oxford, Ohio, Gerald Schwegrnan of Hamilton,Ohio and Sylvester Schwegman of Long Beach, California; one stepson anddaughter-in-law, Richard and Joan Biltz of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; onestepson, Edward Schwegman of Colorado; his stepgrandchildren, Kathy Yetsick,Lori Ochel, Mark and Randy Biltz; and one step-great-granddaughter, AlexisBiltz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister,Florence Paulin.

The funeral was held Tuesday, May 5, at St. Michael Church,with Rev. John O'Brien of St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Liberty, officiating.He was laid to rest in St. John's Cemetery, Tipton. Family members werechosen as pallbearers. The Cancer Society and Arthritis Foundation arecollecting memorial donations.

Richard Wakeman

The family of Richard Wakeman sadly announces his death aftera long illness at home.

His wishes of donating his body to science have been fulfilled.

Please make any memorial contributions to your favoritecharity.

Dorothy Burk

Dorothy J. Burk, age 91, formerly of Harrison, died on May 14, 1998, at Dryerhaus Nursing Facility, Batesville, where she has resided for several years. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Tipton L. Fullen and Minnie Gearhart. On June 20, 1929, she married Stephen Loper Burk. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1982.

Mrs. Burk is survived by three sons, Stephen of Miamitown; James of Sunman, and John of Mt. Carmel. She was also the grandmother of five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at John C. Brater Funeral Home, Harrison; Ohio, with Rev. Harold Shackelford officiating. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Burial was in GlenCemetery, Harrison.

Memorials may be directed to The First Presbyterian Church of Harrison in memory of Mrs. Burk.

William R. Hubbard

William R. Hubbard, of 35 Metamora Avenue, Brookville, passed away Friday, May 15, at University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 68.

Born October 16, 1929, in Hamilton, Ohio, he was the son of William and Ellen (Sparks) Hubbard. He was married to the former Ruby King for 47 years, and she survives. Mr. Hubbard was retired and formerly had worked at Sperry Rubber and Plastics, American Sterilizer Company and the Maricopa County Health Department in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a member of the Wilburn Dennison Post 2014 V.F.W. and had served in the United States Coast Guard for eight years (1946-1954).

Besides his wife, survivors include one son, David Hubbard of Indianapolis; three daughters, Deborah Herron and Gwendolyn Engelkens of Lehigh Acres, Florida and Anna Pierson of Brookville; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, Barbara Bohlander and Gladys Hubbard, both of Johnson City, Tennessee, Evelyn Anthony of Brookville and Rosemary Lochard of Indianapolis; and three brothers, Carl Hubbard, of Kentucky, Don Hubbard of Illinois and Paul Hubbard of Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Hubbard.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 19, at Cook Funeral Home, with Tom James officiating. Any memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Margaret Hertel

Margaret (Ripperger) Hertel, age 91, died May 10, 1998, at Cincinnati, Ohio.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Patricia Levo; one, one grandson, James Karlan; three great-grandchildrea, Anthony, Deborah and Christine Levo; one great-great-grandson, Nicholas Levo; a son-in-law, Melvin Karlan; and one brother, Charles Ripperger.

She was preceeded in death by her husband John Hertel; four brothers and eight sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John Vienney, Madison Place. Interment was at Gate of Heaven in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Raymond J. Hurst

Raymond J. Hurst ,age 52, of 15618 Rosfeld Road, Sunman, passed away Friday, May 15, atDearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg.

He was born to Ernest and Vivian (Beach) Hurst in Ironton, Ohio, on November 28, 1945. Mr. Hurst was self-employed construction worker currently working for Buck Homes General and Carpenter Contractors. He was married to the former Janet Voelker. He was a member of Sunman Fish and Game Club and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He is survived by his wife; his mother, Vivian Hurst of Sunman; two daughters, Holly Hurst of Sun-man and Michelle Weaver of West Harrison; one son, Eric Hurst of Sunman; one granddaughter, Bridget Weaver; and three sisters, Elaine Hanson of Linderwold, New Jersey, Mary Ann Thompson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Debbie Sheppard of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The Rev. Bernard Schmitz conducted the funeral on Monday, May 18, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris. Burial, along with military graveside rites, were held at the church cemetery. Cook Funeral Home of Sunman assisted the family with arrangements. A monetary contribution in his memory may be made to a favorite charity.

Ula Maye Price

Ula Maye Price, of Whitcomb, died at Brookville Healthcare Center on Wednesday, May 13, at the age of 74 years.

She was born on November 6, 1923, the daughter of James F. and Clara Jane (Garland) Benge, in Dayton, Ohio, however, she lived most of her life in Franklin County. She became the wife of Vernon Price on July 16, 1938, and he survives. Mrs. Price was a retired employee of Sperry Rubber & Plastics.

Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Joyce Cox of Metamora, Janet Marie Duncan of Brookville, Geneva Walker of Bradenton, Florida, Peggy Lee Quante of Connersville and Deborah Lynn Dunaway of Brookville; two sons, James Clinton Price of Richmond and Charles Douglas Price of Batesville; one sister, Doris Jane Maupin of Monticello, Kentucky; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Margaret Benge; two brothers, Albert and James Benge, Jr.; and one grandchild.

The funeral service was held Saturday, May 16, at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home. The Rev. Allen Payne of the Elm Grove Baptist Church officiated. She was laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family of Mrs. Price asks that memorial eontributions be directed to the American Heart Association or the Franklin County E.M.S.

Gerald Wewe

Gerald "Jerry" Wewe, 64 years old, of Dickson Road, Cedar Grove, died in Mercy Hospital, Fairfield, Ohio, on Friday, May 15.

He was born to Meinard and Tillie (Frey) Wewe on March 18, 1934, in Cedar Grove. He remained in Franklin County throughout his life and worked as a farmer. Mr. Wewe was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Cedar Grove and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Surviving are one sister, Audrey Revilla of Marion, Ohio; three brothers, Richard Wewe of Brookville, Ronald Wewe of Cedar Grove and Paul Wewe of Lakeland, Florida.

His parents preceded him in death.

The funeral was held Monday, May 18, at Holy Guardian Angels Church, with Msgr. Louis Schumacher conducting the service. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Arrangements were made by Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home. Any memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Clarence Beesley

Clarence "Jack" Beesley, age 83, 14080 State Road 1, Brookville (Blooming Grove), died at his residence on Tuesday, May 26.

He was born February 17, 1915 in Whitewater Township (Franklin County). He retired in 1980 after 40 years employment with the Franklin County Highway Department. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin County.

He was married January 15, 1938 to the former Evelyn Senefeld Beesley. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of Blooming Grove; one son, Gene, of Medora, Indiana; one daughter, Marilyn Barrett, of Union, Kentucky; three sisters, Mildred Wiwi of California, Ohio, Helen Sintz of College Corner and Ruth Lang of Fairfield, Ohio; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Pearl (Cottrell) Beesley; one son, Larry Dale Beesley; one sister, Blanche Wendel; five brothers, Harry, Alford, Audrey, Glen and Loren.Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to Fayette Memorial Hospital and Hospice or Franklin County EMS.

Sister Barbara Warisse

Sister Barbara Marie Warisse, 92 years of age, died Saturday, May 23, at St. Francis Infirmary, Oldenburg.

She was born November 26, 1905 in New Albany. Sister Barbara entered the convent on January 5, 1926 and professed her final vows on July 2, 1931. Before her retirement to the Motherhouse in Oldenburg in 1986, she had taught at many schools throughout Ohio and Indiana, including St. Michael in Brookville.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 26, at the Motherhouse Chapel in Oldenburg. Father Emmanuel Bertrand was the officiant. She was laid to rest in St. Francis Cemetery and memorials are being directed to the Sisters of St. Francis. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.

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