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    BROWN, Audrey Apr 30, 1930 – Jan 10, 2020

    Audrey Catherine (Brockman) Brown, Bonita Springs, Florida, died on January 10, 2020, after a brief illness. She was 89 years old. Third of seven children, Audrey was born April 30, 1930, in Oldenburg, Indiana, to Martin and Margaret (Bettice) Brockman. Despite the death of her mother and infant brother when Audrey was barely seven years old, Audrey grew to be a vivacious, loving, and charismatic young woman. She met her husband of 69 years, Theodore Lawrence Brown (“Ted”), at a parish dance when she was 16 and they married four years later on January 6, 1951, in Oldenburg, Indiana. Audrey and Ted had five children, four children-in-law whom Audrey loved…

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    WERNER, Thomas Sep 28, 1948 – Jan 10, 2020

    Born to Paul and Loretta Werner (née Schumacher) in Batesville, Indiana, on September 28, 1948, Thomas Carl Werner was the seventh of nine children. He attended St. Louis School and Batesville High School and spent time “souping-up” his ’55 Chevy with his friends and working at the gas station. Following in the footsteps of his brothers, he joined the military and served on search and rescue missions with the Coast Guard in Hawaii. Tom attended the University of Hawaii and graduated with a degree in business. He worked his way through college as a taxi driver, which was evident in his driving style throughout his life. Tom began his career…

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    MILLER, Alma Dec 17, 1933 – Jan 10, 2020

    Alma L. Miller, age 86 of Batesville, died Friday, January 10, 2020, at The Waters of Batesville. Born December 17, 1933, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Cora (nee Engle) and George Bloemer. She married Earl (Hooker) Miller January 18, 1964, at St. Louis Church and he preceded her in death August 16, 2018. She was a member of St. Louis Church, the Daughters of Isabella and the Prell-Bland American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at the local Sears Roebuck catalog store in the early 1970s and then worked in customer service at Hill-Rom until her retirement in 1995. Music was an important part of Alma’s life. She was…

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    MEYER, George Jul 24, 1936 – Jan 9, 2020

    George Meyer, age 83 of Hamburg, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020. Born on July 24, 1936, he was the son of Carl and Mary Ann (nee Gerling) Meyer. He married Dorothy “Dots” Moeller on June 22, 1960, and she preceded him in death April 9, 1999. He is survived by sons Mike (Brenda) Meyer and Dan (Sandy) Meyer of Hamburg; daughters, Carla (Don) Kramer of Greensburg, Shelly (Rick) Prickel of Batesville; brothers Jim and Dennis Meyer of Batesville and Tom Meyer of Oldenburg as well as eleven grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers Larry Meyer and John Meyer (infant).…

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    GROSSMAN, Samuel Jul 16, 1988 – Dec 31, 2019

    Samuel T. Grossman, 31, of Palm Springs, California, passed away December 31, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones. Sam was born July 16, 1988, in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Lori Wise and Tony Grossman. Sam spent his youth in Batesville, Indiana, and graduated from Batesville High School in 2007. While in school, he ran cross country and was a vital member of the high school’s swim team. He enjoyed skiing at Perfect North Slopes and going on ski trips with friends. Sam continued his education at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago where he completed his degree with honors in Economics in 2011. He pursued post-graduate studies in quantitative…

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    ECKRICH O.S.F., Sr. Helen Aug 28, 1929 – Jan 6, 2020

    Sr. Helen Eckrich, formerly Sr. Augustine, age 90 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at the convent. Born Helen Marie on August 28, 1929, in Wilmington, Delaware, she is the daughter of Margaret (nee Farren) and Matthew Eckrich. She began her education in Delaware before her family moved to Indianapolis in 1944 where she graduated from St. Mary High School, and later Marian University. It was at Marian that Sr. Mary Carol Schroeder helped Helen realize her religious vocation and she entered the Oldenburg Franciscans in 1951, making her final vows in 1957. In 1979 Sr. Helen was granted a dispensation from…

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    Begley, Rufus

    Age 76 of Batesville, passed away January 5, 2020. Survived by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Rhonda Larison; and son, Lt. Col Joe Begley. Visitation, Saturday, January 11th, 1-3pm with 3pm funeral all at Meyers Funeral Home. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.

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    SPETH, Urban Jan 17, 1942 – Dec 29, 2019

    Urban James (Jim) Speth was born January 17, 1942, in Batesville, IN, the son of the late Urban John and Clara Louise Speth. He was united in marriage to Betty Jane Burden on October 9, 1971. Mrs. Speth preceded him in death on December 28, 1999, following 28 years of marriage. Mr. Speth graduated from Saint Bernard College in Cullman, AL, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and was the owner and operator of Jim’s Best Stop in Selmer. Jim formerly managed Morrison’s Cafeterias in Alabama and Tennessee, and also worked for Dobb’s House, managing the food services for the Memphis International Airport. He also operated Jon’s Pier and the…

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    HARTMAN, Richard

    Richard Hartman, 90, passed away peacefully Dec. 31, 2019. Richard was a lifelong resident of Oldenburg, Indiana, and of Holy Family Catholic Church, Oldenburg. He was the first born of ten children to Joseph and Rose Hartman. He worked alongside his father every day at the family farm where they raised cattle, grew a huge vegetable garden and rotated crops such as corn, wheat and hay. Prior to getting their first tractor, Richard would help in the fields as the horses pulled the plows. When the time came, Richard fought for the United States Army in the Korean War on the front lines facing the Chinese. Upon his return to…

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    BOHNER, Dale Aug 4, 1931 – Jan 2, 2020

    Charles Dale Bohner, of Osgood, formerly of Brookville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020. He was 88 years old. The son of Everett and Leona (nee Draut) Bohner was born on August 4, 1931, in Milan. Dale, as everyone knew him by his middle name, married Betty Howell in October 1950. They were married for almost 65 years before she passed away in September 2015. The 1949 Osgood High School graduate started out washing trucks and worked to become a trained diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Holton Christian Church. Dale loved to experience the outdoors camping and traveling. He enjoyed going out dancing. His family…

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    PERRY, Margaret Apr 27, 1933 – Dec 31, 2019

    Margaret Perry, age 86 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. The daughter of Sidney and Sally (Murphy) Powell was born on April 27, 1933, in Berea, Kentucky. Margaret married Frederick Perry Sr. on November 25, 1969. She was a member of the Berean Baptist Church in Batesville and retired from Batesville Casket Company in 1994. She is survived by her grandchildren, Joshua (Molly) Gibson of Batesville, Nathan (Sarah) Gibson of Sunman, and Christopher (Rachel) Gibson of Batesville; great-grandchildren, Izabelle, Mackenzie, Montgomery, Aubrey, Noah, Delaney and Naomi; stepchildren, Frederick Perry Jr., Paula Harrell, Peggy Neal and Carol Fee; along with her sister, Helen Yorn, and brothers, Carter…

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    ERNE, William Jul 14, 1935 – Jan 1, 2020

    William H. Erne, age 84 of Batesville, died Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born July 14, 1935, in Batesville, he is the son of Bertha (nee Boehmer) and Herman Erne. He worked at Batesville Casket Company dispatching and scheduling for 32 years before retiring in 1992. Bill was an avid sports fan. A mainstay at Batesville High School sporting events, he was a student manager while in high school and in 1965 he became the official statistician for the Batesville football and basketball teams for the next 21 years. He coached youth basketball and little league baseball for over 20 years. After he was no longer…

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    ROSENBERGER, Kay Jan 21, 1940 – Dec 24, 2019

    Kay F. “Boehmer” Rosenberger, 79, died peacefully at 11:11 p.m. December 24, 2019, at Crestview Specialty Care in West Branch following a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Steven Witt officiating. The family greeted friends on Sunday, December 29, 2019, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa, where a rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m. Private burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Marys Catholic Church, Regina Foundation or Iowa City Hospice. Kay was…

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    Rowland, Natasha

    Natasha R. Rowland, 35, Batesville, died December 30. Daughter of Steve Rowland (Kim Donley), sister of Daniel, Justin, Dustin & Stephanie Rowland and Chris Ramey. Visitation Friday, January 3, 12-2pm with 2pm funeral, all at Meyers Funeral Home.

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    SQUIBB, Peter

    Peter E. Squibb was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a manufacturing engineer at Hillrom. He is survived by wife Patty; two sons: Nathaniel (Angela) Squibb, David (Amanda) Squibb; two daughters, Jane Lee (Christian) Hartwell, Ann (Brian) Coleman; sister Judith Ann (Jerry) Squibb Plaatje; 13 grandchildren: Jordan, Clayton, Chase, Nathan, Abigail, Kayla, Nicholas, Aidan, Lilli, Peter, Emma, William, Luke; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lynn Phelps, Liz Russell; two brothers-in-law, Joseph F. Russell, Mark Russell. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mary Catherine Squibb. Services were held Dec. 30.

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    CRAWLEY, Beulah Jul 5, 1923 – Dec 25, 2019

    Beulah M. Crawley, 96, of Connersville, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. She was born on July 5, 1923, in Manchester, Kentucky, and is the daughter of the late Frank Philpot and Blanche Ponder Philpot. Beulah moved to Connersville as a young girl. She graduated in 1941 from Everton High School. On December 20, 1941, she married William David Crawley. He preceded her in death in 1976. Beulah was a hard worker and had worked at Ford for 33 years before she retired in 1989. She then went on to work at The Woodridge Inn. She loved to spend her time reading, doing puzzles, and going to church, where…

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    DIERCKMAN, Marie Feb 27, 1932 – Dec 23, 2019

    Marie R. Dierckman, age 87 of Batesville, died Monday, December 23, 2019, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born February 27, 1932, in Ripley County, Indiana, she is the daughter of Helen (nee Stock) and Henry Schneider. For over 45 years she served as a chauffeur for the Hillenbrand family and for Hillenbrand Industries. She married Milton Dierckman August 20, 1952, at St. Anthony’s Church in Morris and he preceded her in death December 16, 2012. Marie enjoyed growing flowers and raising a garden. Possessing a green thumb, according to her family, she could grow anything. She loved playing cards as well and was a longtime member of two card clubs.…

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    FLETCHER, Judith May 4, 1940 – Dec 20, 2019

    Judith Lucille Fletcher, of Sunman, was born on May 4, 1940, in Batesville, a daughter to Filmore and Irene Richter Baas. She married Frank Fletcher on July 1, 1989, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and he survives. Judy worked for over 29 years at Batesville Casket Company in the embroidery department. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed cooking, gardening, farming, having a good time with family and friends, and traveling. On December 20, 2019, at the age of 79, she passed away at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Those surviving who will cherish Judy’s memory include her husband, Frank Fletcher; children Sandra (Todd) Hon of West…

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    HOEING, Wilbur Sep 3, 1928 – Dec 18, 2019

    Wilbur A. Hoeing, 91, of Rushville passed away Dec. 18, 2019, at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville with Rev. James Brockmeier presiding. Visitation will be from 9 AM until the time of Mass. Burial will follow at Rushville’s Calvary Cemetery. Wilbur was born in Decatur County, IN Sept. 3, 1928, the son of the late Rose A. (Miller) and Leo B. Hoeing. He married Juliann Reuter June 26, 1951, and together they raised eight sons. She passed away May 4, 1998. He then married Myrna (Wallpe) Giesting Sept.…

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    PRIFOGLE, Emily May 16, 1986 – Dec 3, 2019

    Emily Prifogle, age 33, of Brookville, Indiana, was born on May 16, 1986, in Batesville, a daughter to John and Connie Wendel Flaspohler. After high school she lived in New York City while interning with the “Today” show, “Conan O’Brien” and “Saturday Night Live,” working on their promos and then with the Indianapolis Zoo in marketing before graduating from DePauw University in 2008, where she was a Delta Gamma Sorority sister. Most recently Emily was project manager for the IT department of Batesville Casket. She capitalized on her ability to see details and was very organized. She loved to travel and enjoyed every opportunity to see new places, enjoying the…

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    MANNING, Shirley

    Shirley Manning, 73, Versailles, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Shirley, a small but mighty lady, fought a brave, courageous six year battle with Neuroendocrine cancer of the lung. In April of this year, she was given only a couple of months to live, but her family said she was one of the bravest fighters they had ever seen. She was born at Dunville in Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of William and Hazel Abbott Elliott. She is survived by her daughter Fern (John) Baumer of Batesville; one son Brad (Becky) Walker of Louisville; grandchildren Jake, Olivia, and Katie Baumer of Batesville, and…

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    DROCKELMAN, Maxine Apr 18, 1927 – Nov 19, 2019

    Edna Maxine Drockelman, age 92 formerly of Lookout, IN, passed away November 29, 2019, at the Heritage House in Greensburg, IN. Maxine was born on April 18, 1927, in the community of Laughery Creek in Ripley County to John and Mary (nee Swango) Whisman. She married Arthur Earl Drockelman on June 26, 1947, in Shelbyville, IN. Her husband proceeded her in death on April 19, 1985. Maxine was a member of Adams Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She was a lifetime member of the Napoleon VFW Ladies Auxiliary as well as the Ripley County Saddle Club. Survivors include son James (Donna) Drockelman of Osgood and daughter Jacqueline Paul of…

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    SPRINGMEYER, Ruth Aug 8, 1932 – Nov 24, 2019

    Ruth M. Springmeyer, 87, of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Ruth was born on June 8, 1932, in Ripley County, Indiana, to Clarence and Sophie (Hausman) Lambert. Ruth graduated from Sunman High School. Ruth was a homemaker and also worked for 27 years at the Decatur County Daycare before retirement. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and she was active in the Adoration Chapel. She was also a member of the St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary in Greensburg. Ruth married Donald R. Springmeyer on May 5, 1956, and he preceded her in death on…

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    BEDEL, Thelma May 26, 1929 – Nov 21, 2019

    On November 21, 2019, our dear Mom, Thelma Bedel, passed from this world into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father. She was born in Decatur County on May 26, 1929, to Bernard and Mary (Berkemeier) Oesterling. She attended grade school in St. Maurice and high school in Kingston. She married the love of her life, Johnnie Bedel, on June 10, 1950, and then they moved to Greensburg, IN. Thelma was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg and a 60+-year member of St. Lawrence Ladies Auxiliary. Mom enjoyed crochet, embroidery and sewing. We will all remember her roast beef, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and tomatoes…