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Nannie Howard Colwell

Nannie Howard Colwell, a resident of Elsie Dreyer Special Services, Brookville, passed away Tuesday, November 18, at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville. She was 78 years old.

She was born in Krypton, Kentucky, on October 25, 1919, the daughter of John and Laura Howard. She was married to Wess Colwell until his death in 1981. Mrs. Colwell was a homemaker and active in the Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Stanley Colwell of Brookville; one brother, Willie Howard of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Polly Campbell of Middletown, Ohio and Edith Reece of Heidelberg, Kentucky; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Rev. Albert Shoemaker will conduct funeral services on Friday, November 21, at 11 am, at Cook Funeral Home in Brookville, with interment following in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the visitation on Thursday, November 20, between the hours of 4 and 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Elsie Dreyer Special Services.

Gladys L. Fishell

Gladys L. Fishell, 1035 South Walnut Street, Rushville, died at 12 am Friday, November 14, at her home. She was 77 years old.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Michael (Jean) Owens of Rushville, Joan Rose of Orlando, Florida, Mrs. Colin (Janette S.) Fishell-Andrews of Greenville, North Carolina, and Mrs. Scott (Julie K.) Fishell-Billman of Durham, North Carolina; four brothers, James Honaker of Omaha, Nebraska, Quincy Honaker of Valencia, California, Carl Honaker of Mesa, Arizona, and Raymond Honaker of Bloomington; six sisters, Mary Bennington of Dayton, Ohio Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Duke of richmond, Emma Pfender of evansville, Mrs. Norman (Helen) Curran and Mrs. Richard (Janice) Lee, both of Fairfield, Ohio; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held Monday, November 17, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Rushville. She was buried in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society. Moster and Cox Mortuary in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Claire B. Nix

Claire B. (Lanane) Nix, 87 years old, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, November 13.

She was born to Samuel and Beatrice (Mason) Lanane on August 30, 1910 in Brookville. She was the wife of Ray Nix, who preceeded her in death. Mrs. Nix was employed by Naval Avionics as a secretary for 20 years before retiring in 1975. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Nelita A. Cuniffe; two sons, Merrill M. Nix and Dwight E. Nix; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Her funeral was conducted Monday, November 17, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Indianapolis, with burial following in Holy Cross Cemetery. Monetary contributions, in her memory, may be directed to St. Vincent DePaul Society. Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Gladys M. Lamb

Gladys M. Lamb, 85 years old. of 23050 U.S Highway 52, Laurel, died Thursday, November 20 at 8:55 a.m., in Miller's Merry Manor, Rushville.

She was born August 8, 1912, in Franklin County. She married Raymond R. Lamb on March 29, 1929, and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1991. Mrs. Lamb was a homemaker and member of Elm Grove Church on Metamora.

Surviving are one son, Larry Lamb of Laurel; one daughter, Mrs. Doug (Carol) Davis of Connersville; three brothers, Russell Masters of Orange, Herbert Masters of Indianapolis and Kenneth Masters of Laurel; one sister, Joyce Anthony of Laurel; two grandsons and one great grandson.

Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by one son, one daughter, one brother and one sister.

Funeral service were held Sunday, November 23, in Laurel, with the Rev. Flethcher Callihan presiding. Burial followed in the Laurel North Cemetery. Moster and Cox Mortuary of Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Francis J. Kruthaupt

Francis Joseph Kruthaupt, age 79, of Bonita Springs, Florida, died Thursday, November 20.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, and several children; one brother, Bernard; three step-siters, Alma Frey. Ellen Morin and Sister Rita Kruthaupt; and one step-brother, Leo Kruthaupt.

Besides his parents, he was preceed in death by his sister, Cecilia Wirtz and brothers, Stephen John, Robert and Charles Kruthaupt.

Ralph E. Sears

Ralph E. Sears, 513 High Street, Brookville, died at his home on Sunday, November 23 ,at the age of 71 years.

He was born in Corbin, Kentucky, on May 11, 1926, the son of Andrew and Belle Jean Davidson were wed on July 3, 1948 in Norwood, Ohio, and she survives. Mr. Sears was a retired pastor serving over 25 years at the Bible Baptist Church in Delhi Hills, Ohio. He had served in the United States Navy from 1944-46 in the Pacific Theatre and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Temple in Ludlow, Kentucky.

Besides his wife, surviving family members are three brothers, Charles Sears of Mesa, Arizona, William Sears of Cincinnati, Ohio and Howard Sears of Monroe, Ohio; and two sisters, Elba Ashcraft of Harrison, Ohio and Moden Ross of Richmond.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; one sister, Eva Ping; and two brothers, A.C. and Cecil Sears.

The Rev. Charles Ashcraft will conduct the funeral service on Wednesday, November 26, at 10 a.m., at the Cook Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery with millitary graveside rites by Bernard Hurst Post 77 American Legion. Monetary contributions, in his memory, may be made to Bethleham Baptist Temple, 320 Adela Street, Ludlow, Kentucky 41016, or to the Brookville E.M.S. #2.

Margaret P. Laugle

Margaret P. Laugle, a resient of Dreyerhaus Nursing Home, Batesville, passed away there on Saturday, November 22.

She is survived by four sons, Millard Laugle, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio Neal Laugle of Batesville, Eugene Laugle of Indianapolis and John Laugle of Lawrenceburg; 31 grandchildren and 55 great-granchildren.

The funeral service was held Monday, November 24, at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. She was interred at St. Louis Cemetery. The Retired Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, is accepting memorial donations.

Wayne S. Waltz

Wayne S. Waltz, 93 years old, of Brookville, died Tuesday, November 18, at Brookville Healthcare Center.

He was born to John and Bertha (Bridgeford)Waltz on March 20. 1904, in Butler County, Ohio. He and the forme Former of Grace Fath were united in marriage on January 12,1929, in Brookville,and she survives. He lived most of his lifein Franklin County and was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church, various church organizations and was acive in the Senior Citizens Center. Mr.Waltz retired in 1969 as a chemical operator from Fernald.

Besides his wife, survivors include three sons, Dale Waltz of Bright, Vernon Waltz of East Enterprize and Gerald Waltz of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Bertha Ellerbusch of Newburgh; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by one son, Keith Waltz, and one brother, Forrest Waltz.

Rev. Donald Miller officiated the funeral service on Saturday, November 22, at Brookville United Methodist Church. He was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. If you so choose, monetary contributions are being sent to the Brookville United Methodist Church in Mr. Waltz' memory.

Robert L. Downard

Robert L. Downard, 5032 College Corner Pike, Oxford, Ohio passed away Monday, November 24, at his home. He was 71 years old.

Born in Franklin County, on March 2, 1926, he was the son of Thomas, Sr. and Gladys Downard. Mr. Downard was a resident of Oxford, Ohio the past 10 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired truck driver. He was a member of the Brookville United Pentecostal Church, the Disabled American Veterans(D.A.V.), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.).

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Downard of Brookville; five daughters, Dolores Hagar of Hamilton, Ohio, Charlotte Ball of Florence, Mississippi, Brenda Evans of Victor, Colorado, Sandy Inman of Hamilton, Ohio and Myra Lee Fairweather of Texas; two sons, Robert Downard and Kevin Downard, both of Hamilton, Ohio; one brother, Thomas Downard, Jr. of Brookville; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his father and one sister, Orabel Roberts.

Pastor Thomas James of the Brookville United Pentecostal Church will officiate the graveside sevices on Wednesday, November 26, at 11:30 a.m., at Maple Grove Cemetery. Home Health Plus Hospice is collecting memorial donations. Phillips and Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.

Nora F. Meyer

Nora F. Meyer, 10295 U.S. Highway 52, died at Heritage House of Connersville, on Sunday, November 23, at the age of 103 years.

She was born to Joseph and Catherine (Schantz) Kappes on March 9, 1894, in Dover. She was the wife of George Meyer until his death in May, 1950. Mrs. Meyer was a homemaker and member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

She is survived by one son, William J. Meyer of Brookville; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Ed Domis of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; one daughter-in-law, Wilma J. Meyer of Brookville; eight grandchildren, Richard, Robert, Ronald, and Diane Domis; Debbie Abriola; Donna Caruso; Constance Arlinghaus and Gregory Meyer; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, at St. Michael Catholic Church, with Rev. Louis Scumacher officiating. She will be laid to rest in Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery, Cedar Grove. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Heart Fund or E.M.S. Cook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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