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R. Victor Stivers

R. Victor Stivers, age 63, of Carmel, Indiana, died October 30. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Law, he was an attorney with R. Victor Stivers and Associates for 32 years. He was a member of the American Bar Association. He was an army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Miscin Stivers; a daughter, Julia Bennett Mare; three brothers, Herman Stivers and Rene' Stivers of Brookville, and George Stivers of Summerville, Georgia; and four sisters, Doris Johnson of Brookville, Jeanette Hackman of Brownstown, Laura Corbin of Bloomfield, and Genevieve Stivers of Lexington, Kentcuky.

Funeral services were held at 11am Monday, November 3, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church of which he was a member. Visitation was held at Flanner & Buchanan Carmel Mortuary. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church Help Committee for the Poor.

Robin J. Robinson

Robin J. Robinson, 28 years old, of 1703 East State Road 44, Rushville, died in the emergency room of Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville, on Saturday, November 1, at 12:30am.

He was born May 11, 1969, in New Castle, to Lucious "Churck" and Carol (Sweigart) Robinson. Mr. Robinson lived most of his life in Laurel, but more recently had lived in Connersville and currently at the Rushville address. He graduated from Fort Wayne North High School with the class of 1987. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Connersville. For the last year, he had worked as a salesman at Kesselring Ford in Harrison, Ohio. He and the former Angela Marcum were married March 26, 1988, and she survives.

Other survivors include his parents, Lucious "Chuck" and Carol Robinson; two daughters, Kelsey and Ciara Robinson, both at home; one half-brother, Duane Robinson of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Ginger Robinson of Chicago, Illinois; and two half-sisters, Cheryl Seagrave of Virginia and Mrs. Steve (Tammy) Morgan of Louisiana.

The funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Laurel. He was interred in Laurel North Cemetery.

Frances J. Vail

Frances J. Vail, 15188 Bear Creek Road, Laurel, died at her home at 8:04pm, Sunday, November 2. She was 79 years old.

She was born the daughter of Harry Albert and Rena Mae (Livelsburger) Winters on August 10, 1918 in Richmond. She became the wife of Herschel D. Vail on September 22, 1934 and he preceeded her in death on September 27, 1976. Mrs. Vail lived in the Laurel area most of her life and drove a school bus for the Franklin County Schools for 51 years.

She is survived by three sons, Herschel D. Vail, Jr. of Sexton, Harry L. Vail and Donald E. Vail, both of Laurel; eight daughters, Mrs. Gene (Patricia Ann) Allen of Dunreith, Mrs. Anthony (Judith) Hauntz of Syracuse, Mrs. Clyde (Gloria) Linville of Sexton, Mrs. Donald (Cindy) Ash of Glenwood, Mrs. Larry (Doris) Dice of Rushville, Mrs. Kenneth (Beverly) Fromm of Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. Roy (Debbie) Grizzell and Mrs. Mark (Francie) Isaacs, both of Laurel; one brother Clarence Winters of Centerville; two sisters, Mrs. Maxine Null of Richmond and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Frazier of Centerville; 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by two sisters, one brother, two sons and one grandson.

Services for Mrs. Vail will be at 1pm Wednesday, November 5, at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Laurel. She will be laid to rest in Laurel North Cemetery. Her family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the First Baptist Church (in Laurel) for the playground fund.

Frances E. Abernathy

Frances E. (Holliday) Abernathy, 51 years old, of Laurel, died Thursday, October 30, at 2:30pm at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville.

She was born November 25, 1945, in Kentucky, to Alexander and Stella (Turner) Holliday. She had been a resident of the Laurel and Metamora communities all her life. She was a Brookville High School graduate in 1963 and the Lexington, Kentucky Business College. She owned and operated the Country Charm Shop for the last 10 years. She attended the Laurel Church of Christ and was a member of the Laurel O.E.S. and was one of the founders of the Laurel Community Library. She was also an avid genealogist. She was married on December 5, 1964 to Fred M. Abernathy, and he survives.

Others surviving are her step-mother, Anna C. Holliday of Connersville; one son, Michael Abernathy of Laurel; two daughters, Mrs. Tobias (Michele) Lingg of Shelbyville, and Mrs. Kenneth (Melissa) Johnson of Bloomington; two brothers, David G. Holliday of Hamilton, Ohio and Charles Holliday of Connersville; five sisters, Mrs. James (Joanna) Hornsby, Nancy Dalrymple, and Margaret Newton, all of Connersville, Faye Siedling and Alma Rhea Gabbard, both of Laurel; plus three grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Abernathy were held Monday, November 3, at the Laurel Church of Christ with Terry Cochran in charge. Burial followed in Laurel North Cemetery. Moster and Cox Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Laurel Community Library Fund.

Ralph Sappenfield, M.D.

Memorial services for Dr. Ralph S. Sappenfield, age 90, of Winter Park, Florida, who passed away on October 22, were held on October 27 at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Orlando.

After graduating from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1932, Dr. Sappenfield started his practice in Brookville. In 1938, Dr. Sappenfield left Brookville for Bellevue Hospital in New York City to study anesthesiology. Two years later, he went to work as an anesthesiologist in Florida in the late 1940s and served on the committee that established the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Survivors include his wife, Zella (Tim) Sappenfield; a daughter, Ann Tuttle of Orlando; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

M.A. "Doc" Mallo

M.A. "Doc" Mallo D.V.M., age 81, W. College Corner, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly Monday night, November 3. He was pronounced dead on arrival at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. He was a well known veterinarian in the area.

He was born to John and Mabel Smith Mallo on September 22, 1916, at Constantine, Michigan. He has lived in the College Corner area for the past 56 years. He was a member of the American Association of Veterinary Medicine and a 1939 graduate of Michigan State University. He wed Justine Toney in COllege Corner, Ohio, on June 20, 1942.

Survivors include his wife, Justine Mallo of W. College Corner; one daughter, Melissa J. Sims of College Corner, Ohio;grandchildren, Jennifer Sims of Fairfield, Ohio, and Jeff S. Sims and his wife, Nancy of College Corner, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Carey Tony Mallo who died in 1983; one brother, Howard Mallo; and one sister, Hellen Mallo.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 7, at 1pm at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio. Friends may call from 11am Friday until the time of the service.

Contributions may be made to the Heart Association or the First United Presbyterian Church through the funeral home.

Roy T. Haessig

Roy T. Haessig, 11420 Rose Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Wednesday, November 5, at the Lillian Houston Geriatric Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 78 years.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Richardson) Haessig, whom he married on december 20, 1939, in Batesville; two sons, Thomas Haessig of Onconta, New York and Dennis Haessig of Arlington, Texas; one sister, Ethel Schrader of Batesville; one brother, Floyd Haessig of Batesville; and five grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Saturday, November 8, at 11am, at Cook Funeral Home, Sunman. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman, with graveside military rites by the Kenneth L. Diver Post 337 American Legion of Sunman. Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

Esther D. Borgman

Esther D. Borgman, age 81, of 104 Franklin Street, College Corner, Ohio, passed away early Friday morning, November 7, at the Oxford View Nursing Home in Oxford, Ohio.

She is survived by one brother, Albert Bornemeier of Clarksburg.

The funeral was held Monday, November 10, at the First United Presbyterian Church of College Corner, Ohio. She was laid to rest in College Corner cemetary, located in West College Corner, Indi- ana. Contributions, in her memory, may be made to the church. Arrangements were made by Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Chapel of College Corner, Ohio.

Dorothy H. Robinson

Dorothy H. Robinson, 1509 Riley Hills, Richmond, died at the age of 87, at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, at 5:30 a.m. Monday, November 10.

She was born Febuary 28, 1910, in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Reasch) Pochard. She lived in Richmond with her daughter, Junita, since March of 1997. Prior to that, she has lived many years in the Laurel community in Franklin County. She retired in 1985 after five years at the Senior Citizens Center in Brookville. She graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Hamilton, Ohio. She and Brady Robinson married March 1, 1930 and he preceeded her in death in September 3, 1983.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Juanita) Powell of Richmond and Mrs. Benjamin (Patricia) Couch of Metamora; two sons, Ralph Robinson of Hamilton, Ohio and Raymond Robinson of Metamora; two half-sisters, Mary Pochard and Josephine Pochard, both of Ocala, Florida, and Edith Pritt of Colombus, Ohio; 30 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death, besides her husband, was one daughter, one brother, one grandson, one half-brother and one half-sister.

Services for Mrs. Robinson are scheduled for 10 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Laurel. She will be laid to rest in Laurel North Cementary. Officiating minister will be Rev. Kenneth Bates.

David Hountz

David A. Hountz, age 62, 5557 E. County Road 1200 North, Sunman, died Sunday, November 9, at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary (Schantz); five sons, Kenneth Hountz of Sunman, Randy Hountz of West Lafayette, William , Daniel and Marvin Hountz, all of Batesville; one daughter, Angie Myrs of Moores Hill; one sister, Pauline Oswald of Milan; one brither, Joseph Hountz of Sunman; and 13 granchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday (today) at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman with Rev. Bernard Schmitz officiating. Burial will follow in the church cementary.

Memorials may be made to St. Nicholas School or Margart Mary Hospice.

Leonard Powell Reese

Leonard Powell Reese, 84, of 10163 Yellow Bank Road, Metamora, died November 10 at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford.

He was born September 20, 1913 in Jackson County, Kentucky to Bent and Ollie (Marcum) Reese. He married Roxie Lanning on January 20, 1937 and she survives.

Mr. Reese was retired from the Volney Felt Mill in Brookville.

He was a member of the Mt. Assembly Church of God, Metamora.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: four daughters-Angie Hull of Connersville; Dorothy Phillips, Brenda Wilson and Marilyn Reese all of Metamora; five sons-Kenneth Reese and Duane Reese of Metamora and Marvin Reese, James Reese, and Danny Reese of Brookville; two sisters- Lora Stenger and Alice Stenger, both of Brookville. Also 26 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, one grandchild, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at Cook Funeral Home in Brookville on Thursday, November 13 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Ison officiating. Burial will be held in the Maple Grove in Brookville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cook Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund.

Michael A. Oglesby

Michael Andrew Oglesby, 15 day-old son of Andrew L. and Jeanna L. Wilson Oglesby, 5102 S. County Road 460 W., died Sunday Nov. 9 at Riley Hospital for children in Indianapolis.

In addition to his parents, survivors include maternal grandparents, Mike and Sue Wilson of Columbia; paternal grandparents. Randy and Janice Oglesby of Bright and Kathy and Jeffrey Shelton of Brookville; maternal great-grandpaents; Mack and Rose Lykins of Columbia and Jewell Wilson of Connersville; paternal great-grandparents, Rollie and Mollie Oglesby of Brookville and Martha Schmid of Brookville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Lowell Wilson and his paternal great-grandfather, Frank Schmid.

A private service will be at convenience of the family at the Showalter-Blackwell Funeral, Myers Chapel in Connersville. Burial will be at the Columbia Cemetery in Fayette County. There will be no public calling.

William J. "Bud" Lamping

William J. "Bud" Lamping, age 68, Oldenburg, died Monday, Nov. 10, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 5, 1929 to Edwin and Genevieve (Ferkinhoff) Lamping on Dec. 20, 1952, at Fort Hood, Texas, and she survives.

Mr. Lamping retires after 40 years as a truck driver for Hill-Rom Co. He was a veteran of the Army.

He attended the Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg. He belonged to the American Legion Post #77 in Brookville, National Rifle Association, and was a former member of the Oldenburg Eagle Fire Department, the Oldenburg Convservation Club, the Oldenburg German Band and the Hoosier Hills Antique Car Club.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: three sons Lary Lamping of Batesville and Jeff Lampimg and Phill Lamping of Oldenburg; one daughter, Cheryl Webber of Metamora; one sister, Edgena Fieler of Hays, Kansas and the nine grand-children.

He was preceeded in his death by a son, Michael Lamping; a daughter Mary Lamping, and a sister, Sister Natalie Lamping, O.S.F.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Catholic Church in Oldenburg on Thursday, November 13, at 10 a.m. with Father Sylvester Heppner O.F.M, officiating.

Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #271 of Batesville and the Ripley Co. Veterans of Foreign Wars #2183 at the Church Plaza immediately following the Mass.

Burial will be in the Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery located in Oldenburg. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with prayer service at 6 p.m.

Memorials can be made to the Shriners Burn Institute, The Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital or the Oldenburg Eagle Fire Department.

Richard Earl Pepper

Richard Earl Pepper, age 71, of Laurel, died November 11 at the Lincoln Center East in Connersville.

He was born November 8, 1916, to Karl and Evelyn (Wilson) Pepper, in Franklin County. He married Jesse Noah on December 16, 1994 and she survives.

Mr. Pepper had lived most of his life in Franklin County. He retire in the mid 1970's from Hamilton Casters in Hamilton, Ohio after 18 years in the shipping department.

He attended the Buena Vista Christian Church and was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II when he was awarded a bronze star.

Survivors in addition to his wife include: a half-brother, Buddy Emmel of Laurel; three half-sisters, Elizabeth Black of Brookville, Donna McElroy of Cincinnaiti and Rosalyn Cameron of Greensburg; one step-son, Kenneth Adams of Buena Vista; one step-daughter, Mrs. Duane (Linda) Anderson of Portage, Indiana and several step-grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren.

He was preceeded in death by one brother.

Funeral services will be held at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Rushville on Thursday, November 13 at 10am with John Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Stipps Hill Cemetery located in Franklin County. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Rushville.

Clifford Moore

Clifford Moore, age 73, of 2090 S. County Road 650 West, Connersville, died November 10 at the home of his daughter. He had been in failing health for several months.

He was born September 7, 1924 in Greenup County, Kentucky, to Virgil and Alice (Grizzell) Moore. he married Alice Catherine Jones on August 2, 1946. She died December 15, 1996.

Mr. Moore was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II as a Technician 4th Grade with the 5th Infantry Division. He was a member of the Columbia United Methodist Church and had retired from Stant Manufacturing Company.

Survivors include: two sons, Douglas Gale Moore and David Wayne Moore, both of Connersville; four daughters, Joyce Creech of Metamora, Lola Cottrill and Mrs. Allen (Carolyn) McIntyre, both of Connersville; Mrs. James (Christi) Faber of Brownsville; a brother, Earl Moore of Connersville; five sisters, Katherine Friend and Wilma Brown, both of Connersville, Eunice Anderson of Monticello, Kentucky, Gladys Scott of St. Paris, Ohio, and Lucy Myers of Indianapolis; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceeded in death by an infant son, Paul Ray Moore; two brothers, Carl and Robert Moore; and two sisters Hazel Castle and Audrey Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 14, at 11 am, at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Mark Powell of Columbia United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia United Methodist Church or the Fayette County Cancer Society.

Josephine C. Artmeier

Josephine C. Artmeier, 74 years of age, of Hamburg, died at her residence on Monday, November, 17.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Artmeier of Hamburg; one son, Gilbert Artmeier of Hamburg; one sister, Romilda Burkhart of Greensburg; and one brother Alphonse Koetter of Batesville.

Her funeral service will begin at 10 am Thursday, November 20, at St. Anne's Church in Hamburg. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements. Batesville Rescue 10 is accepting memorial contributions.

Dorothy Anderson

Dorothy Anderson, age 85, 1301 Fairfield Avenue, Brookville, died Monday, November 17, at the Franciscan Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Born April 10, 1912, in Livingston, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Sambrooks Dickerson. She was married to Raymond Anderson in 1933, and has lived in Franklin County for 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Valley Christian Church.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by two daughter, Doris Clark of Pensacola, Florida, and Margaret Diehl of Brookville; one son, William Anderson of Brookville; one brother, Joe Dickerson of Vandalia, Ohio; one sister, Frances Dickerson of Livingston, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceeded in death of her husband who died in 1973, and three sisters.

Visitation will be held from 4-8pm Thursday, November 20, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2pm Friday, November 21, at the funeral home with Billy Holly officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Christian Church.

John C. Gray

John C. Gray, age 84, of 903 Walnut Street, Connersville, died Friday evening, November 14, at the Lincoln Centers West, where he had been a patient since January 29.

He was born August 2, 1913, in Laurel, to Calvin and Nellie (Hensley) Gray and lived most of his adult life in the Laurel and Connersville communities. For 29 1/2 years, he was employed at American Kithchens and retired from Taylor Builders as a carpenter in 1975. He enjoyed trapping game and was an accomplished musician of many instruments including the violin.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, the former Thelma S. Johnson, whom he married December 25, 1933, in Brookville; four daughters, Mrs. Jesse (Patty) Gibbs, Ellen Gibbs, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Hamilton, and Mrs. Herman (Irene) Hudson, all of Connersville; four sons, Jimmy Gray, Bill Gray, and John Gray Hudson, all of Connersville, and Harold Gray of New Castle; 30 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two step-granchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; one infant son, Lewis F. Gray; one daughter, Shirley Gray Rowland; and one brother.

Funeral arrangements were held Tuesday, November 18, at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Myers Chapel. Interment followed in Laurel North cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Park Road Christian Center.

Kyle F. Dudley

Kyle F. Dudley, 27 years old, of 4900 East Morris Church Road, Batesville, died Saturday, November 15, in Batesville, in an auto accident with his family. His infant daughter died later as a result of the crash.

He was born November 10, 1970, in Batesville. He worked as a maintenance tech supervisor at Knof Fiberglass in Shelbyville. He was married to the former Melissa L. Meyer and she survives.

Besides his wife, survivors include his parents, John and Sandy Dudley of Sunman and Johnny and Vicky Wertz Roberson of Hamilton, Ohio; one brother, Jay A. Dudley of Sunman; two sisters, Kathy Disbro of Sunman and Frankie Harrison of Hamilton, Ohio; and his grandparents, Mildred Dudley of Brookville, Ada Fromer of Shelbyville, Doris Petit of Hamilton, Ohio and John and Kathleen Roberson of Hamilton, Ohio.

He was preceeded in death by his grandfathers, Leroy Dudley, Wayne Wertz and George Petit.

The Reverends David Johnston and Bernard Schmitz will hold the funeral on Thursday, November 20, at Cook Funeral Home in Sunman, beginning at 11 am. He will be laid to rest in St. John's U.C.C. Church Cemetery, Huntersville. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 19.

Mariah C. Dudley

Mariah Christine Dudley, two days old, of 4900 East Morris Church Road, Batesville, died Monday, November 17, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville, as a result of injuries from an auto accident with her parents.

The child is the daughter if Kyle F. and Melissa Dudley, born November 15 at Batesville.

She is survived by her mother, Melissa Dudley of Batesville; her paternal grandparents, John and Sandy Dudley of Sunman and Johnny and Vicky Wertz Roberson of Hamilton, Ohio; her maternal grandparents Wallace and Eunice Meyer of Osgood; and several great-grandparents and aunts and uncles.

She was preceeded in death by her father, Kyle F. Dudley.

The funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, at Cook Funeal Home, Sunman, beginning at 11 am. Rev. David Johnston and Rev. Bernard Schmitz will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John's U.C.C. Church Cemetery, Huntersville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 19, between 4 and 8 pm. Memorial contributions may be given to her family.

Curtis Hogan Sr.

Curtis L. Hogan. Sr, age 89, died Saturday, at the Brookville Healthcare Center where he had been a patient. Born April 21, 1908 in St. Helen's, Kentucky, he was the son of David and Melissa (Richardson) Hogan. On March 25, 1932, he married the former Carlie Johnson. Mr. Hogan lived most of his life in Franklin County and was a farmer and businessman. He opened the Dog-N-Suds Restaurant in Brookville in 1967. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Faye) Lakes of Everton, Louise Patton of Brookville, Shirley McKinney of Hendersonville, Teneessee, Norma Smitley of Richmond, and Judy Biltz of Brookville; four sons, Curtis Hogan Jr and John Hogan, both of Brookville, Joe Hogan of Blooming Grove, and Jim Hogan of Richmond; one sister, Celia Barcly of Lancaster, California; 29 granchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceeded in death by his wife, Carlie, who passed away March 27, 1995; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 11 am Tuesday, November 18, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home with Audley Turner officiating. Burial was in Everton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Citizens Center of the Salvation Army.

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