• Batesville

    BUTT, Rose Nov 18, 1926 – Sep 23, 2019

    Rose E. Butt, age 92 of Markle, Indiana, and formerly of Batesville, died September 23, 2019, at the Ossian Health Community in Ossian, Indiana. Born November 18, 1926, in Harrison, Ohio, she is the daughter of Ruth (nee Lyness) and Clem White. She married Carl Butt July 14, 1945, in Harrison and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2015. A homemaker for much of her life, Rose was an avid I.U. basketball fan and kept abreast of local, national and world politics. She is survived by her daughters Carla Lindemann of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Carol (Mike) Leeth of Markle, Indiana; sons David Butt, Alan (Jo Ann) Butt, both of…

  • Batesville

    HATTABAUGH, Richard Aug 16, 1993 – Sep 21, 2019

    R. Branden Hattabaugh, 26, of Bedford passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Born August 16, 1993, in Bedford, he was the son Kenny D. Hattabaugh and Karen Ann (Jansing) Hattabaugh. He was a graduate of Medora High School Class of 2012 and started working at Valeo as a mold setter in Seymour in 2013. Branden loved working out at Ricks Gym and enjoyed modifying his car and truck. He also loved his best friend, his dog, Chomper. Branden was named Richard after both of his grandparents. He is survived by parents Karen Hattabaugh and Michael Price and Kenny and Lisa Hattabaugh; grandmothers Juanita Hattabaugh and Carolyn Plummer; siblings Wendi…

  • Batesville

    SCHUTTE, Mary May 24, 1920 – Sep 20, 2019

    Mary E. Schutte, age 99 of Batesville, died Friday, September 20, 2019, at The Waters of Batesville. Born May 24, 1920, in Batesville, she is the daughter Laura (nee Gander) and Louis Firsich. She married John H. Schutte June 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on February 13, 1994. A lifelong resident of Batesville, Mary was a member of St. Louis Church and a lifetime member of the Ripley County VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She volunteered at the St. Louis School cafeteria until she was 85 years old. Mary loved to crochet, making hundreds of afghans that were given to her children and grandchildren. She entered some of them…

  • Batesville

    BRINKMAN, Rosemary Mar 26, 1929 – Sep 20, 2019

    Rosemary Amelia Brinkman (nee Herbert), age 90 of Batesville, Indiana, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. The daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (nee Tunny) Herbert was born on March 26, 1929, in Batesville. She married Melvin Brinkman on June 12, 1948, at St. Maurice Church in Napoleon, Indiana. He passed away on July 25, 2006. Rose was a wonderful mom and homemaker for her husband and seven children. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Brinkman Construction until she retired in her 70s. In their early years, she and her husband, Melvin, loved to square dance, going to a dance nearly every Saturday night. Rose was an avid bowler…

  • Batesville

    Huber, Gary

    Gary Huber, 71, died Sept. 17, 2019. Survived by wife Judith, his children Chris Huber, Jennifer Huber, Todd Huber, Sarah Cruz. Visitation, Saturday 11-2pm with 2pm funeral, all at Meyers Funeral Home. Memorials to Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

  • Batesville

    Kessens, Alvin

    Alvin R. W. Kessens, 100, died Sept 16, 2019. Husband of late Ruth Kessens. Survived by children Charles Kessens, Marian Kessens, Barbara Spreckelson and Linda Reichel. Visitation, Sunday from 12-2pm with 2pm funeral, all at Meyers Funeral Home.

  • Batesville

    WINTZ, Barbara Dec 19, 1934 – Aug 24, 2019

    Barbara Jo Wintz, age 84, died August 24 at the home of her daughter in Heath, Ohio. She was born in Batesville, Indiana, to John and Lola Beihl. She married Paul Anthony Wintz (later divorcing) and lived in West Lafayette all her adult life. Barbara Wintz was educated as a social worker and spent her life helping people cope with life’s difficulties. She earned a degree from Stephens College, bachelor and master’s degrees from Purdue University. While in school (1969-) she helped publish The Informer, Lafayette’s first African-American newspaper. Early on she worked at Lafayette’s Family Service Agency, starting many innovative programs. She received the 1984 Lillian Kaplan Award and…

  • Batesville

    SCHEELE, Theresa Jun 12, 1968 – Sep 8, 2019

    Theresa M. Scheele, age 51 of Oldenburg, died Sunday, September 8, 2019, at The Waters of Batesville. Born June 12, 1968, in Batesville, she is the daughter of Dolores (nee Barnhorst) and Lambert Scheele. She was a graphic designer for the Hill-Rom Co. 20 years and also spent four years in housekeeping for Jancoa. Theresa dearly loved her niece and nephews and thought of them as her own children. She was an effective peacemaker when a difference of opinion occurred. As a graphic designer, she was a natural artist and liked to paint and sketch. Theresa had a natural green thumb, able to grow anything, and also enjoyed cross-stitching, romance…

  • Batesville

    DOYLE, John Nov 13, 1929 – Sep 6, 2019

    John E. Doyle, age 89 of Batesville, died Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Copper Trace Senior Living in Westfield, Indiana. Born November 13, 1929, in Ripley County, Indiana, he is the son of Georgia (nee Smith) and Edward Doyle. He married Helen Rose “Fuzzy” Enzinger July 9, 1955, at St. Louis Church and she preceded him in death August 25, 2007. John served in the Navy during the Korean War, was owner operator of Doyle Heating and Cooling, and later retired from the U.S. Postal Service. John was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his two children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Sports were another passion. He…

  • Batesville

    NEDDERMAN, Paul Dec 25, 1932 – Aug 31, 2019

    Paul G. Nedderman, of Sunman, was born on December 25, 1932, at the Whitlach Clinic in Milan, a son to Roy and Viola Doehleman Nedderman. He served his country with the United States Army in St. Jean Dangly, France, from May 1953 until May 1955 as an Army PFC in the 3rd Division. Upon his return, he married his grade school sweetheart, Mary M. Geyer, on July 30, 1955, at Sunman Community Church. Paul owned and operated the Nedderman Feed Mill in Sunman for many years. He was very active in his community — serving on the board of directors of Peoples Bank and Trust, and as a member of…

  • Batesville

    STEINMETZ, Dorothy

    Dorothy Steinmetz (Bruns) passed away Sept. 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Marvin, and their infant daughter, Mary. She was a devoted mother to sons Daniel (Patti), Donald (Sue Ann), James (Jane), Russell (Anita), Ralph (Teresa) and Thomas (Jenny), and a loving grandmother to Brian, Samuel, Alec, Gabriel, Drew, Julie, Andrew, Megan, Maria, Benjamin (Michelle), Rachel, David, Anthony, William, Joshua, Jacob, Olivia and Jocelyn. She is described by her family as a selfless, faithful and strong woman who carried herself with humility, strength and an appreciation for what God had given her. Dorothy was born Nov. 16, 1929, to John and Olivia Bruns…

  • Batesville

    MEYER, Luella Apr 4, 1928 – Aug 29, 2019

    Luella (Westerman) Meyer, age 91 of Batesville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Aspen Place in Greensburg. She was born on April 4, 1928, in Sunman near Lookout to Henry and Lulu (Rinehardt) Westerman. She was a graduate of Napoleon High School in 1947 and on January 17, 1948, she married Monroe H. Meyer at St. John’s Huntersville Church. Luella lived on a farm that kept her quite busy, although she had several other interests. These included gardening, reading, cooking and traveling with her family. Some places they visited are the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Wisconsin Dells,…

  • Batesville

    HENDERSON, Ken

    Ken Henderson of Dover, Indiana, passed away Sunday morning, August 25, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. He recently celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with his best friend and wife, Karla. He was born March 20, 1949, to the late Colonel Oran K. Henderson (Ret.) and the late Dorothy Lawson (Nanz) Henderson at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Growing up in a military family, Ken moved frequently, graduating from high school in Hawaii where he loved spending time surfing. While in Hawaii, his love for the water and strength in swimming and surfing led him to the heroic rescue of two boys who would have otherwise drown. Prior to retiring, Ken worked as…

  • Batesville

    Goodall, Loretta

    Loretta Pauline Goodall, 84, passed away August 23. Survived by daughters Bobbie Poynter, Ella Meyer (Bill) and Eva Byard (Jeff). Calling for friends and family, Wednesday, 28th, 4-6pm, with memorial services, 6:00pm, all at Meyers Funeral Home. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

  • Batesville

    MOENTER, Terry May 10, 1943 – Aug 18, 2019

    Terry graduated from Batesville High School in 1961 and enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for four years in Amarillo, Texas, and made lifelong friends. He was employed by Diamond Shamrock as a Master Electrician until his retirement in 2008. Terry had a big heart and enjoyed helping anyone who needed it. He was loved by everyone he met and cherished the friendships he made. Terry did not like to be idle and loved working on his cars and rebuilding jukeboxes and pinball machines in his workshop. He loved his grandchildren and had no greater joy than spending time with them. Terry met the love of…

  • Batesville

    Melia, Robert

    Robert Melia, husband to Naomi Melia, age 85 of Batesville, died August 18, 2019. Retired from Batesville Casket Company. Visitation is on Saturday at 2:00, and a memorial service at 3:00, all at Meyers Funeral Home.

  • Batesville

    NIESE, Pauline Aug 31, 1920 – Aug 13, 2019

    Pauline M. Niese, age 98 of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born August 31, 1920, in Franklin County, Indiana, she is the daughter of Rose (nee Lecher) and Bernard Koetter. She married Louis Niese May 14, 1941, at St. Anne’s Church in Hamburg and he preceded her in death August 27, 1980. Pauline worked in housekeeping for Hillenbrand Industries 15 years and for many years was a personal caregiver for area residents. She was a member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary. Pauline liked to stay busy and with 10 kids that wasn’t difficult. She loved being outdoors…

  • Batesville

    Grinnan, Joanna

    Joanna Grinnan, age 54 of Osgood, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Memorial service is Saturday, August 17, at 12 noon at Church on the Rock in Batesville. Memorials can be given to the church. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

  • Batesville

    Bischoff, Rebecca

    Rebecca Jane Bischoff, 65 of Batesville, died August 10. Survived by daughters Jessica Reis and Shannon Bischoff, grandson Dyland Bonafair, sister Cara Heidlage and half-brother Jerry Barcus. Private services. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

  • Batesville

    LEWIS O.S.F., Sr. Francis Ann May 31, 1925 – Aug 11, 2019

    Sister Francis Ann Lewis, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the convent. Born Dorothy Ann Lewis on May 31, 1925, in Terre Haute, IN, she is the daughter of Mary (nee Farrell) and George Lewis, the fifth of ten children. Sister Francis Ann attended school in Terre Haute and never heard of the Oldenburg Franciscans until a visiting priest mentioned the order. Her mother always prayed that one of her children would enter religious life and, with the help of a priest, she was put in contact with two sisters from the convent and chose to enter the convent August…

  • Batesville

    BOUCHILLON, Harriet

    Harriet L. Bouchillon passed away at age 73 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in El Cajon, California. Harriet was born March 24, 1946, to Howard and Sarah Cook and grew up in the small town of Sunman, Indiana. Harriet started singing in public at age 3 and continued into her 70s. In high school, she was valedictorian, played the oboe in band, was editor of the yearbook, was a cheerleader and was involved in 4-H and choir. Harriet received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wheaton College in Illinois, where she participated in Women’s Glee and a traveling vocal quartet. In her 60s, she obtained a master’s degree in…

  • Batesville

    MILES O.S.F., Sr. Mary Ann Apr 29, 1927 – Aug 5, 2019

    Sr. Mary Ann Miles, formerly Sr. Hobart, age 92 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Monday, August 5, 2019, at the convent. Born April 29, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is the daughter of Mary (nee Young) and Hobart Miles, the firstborn of two daughters. Sr. Mary Ann met the Franciscan Sisters at St. Clement Parish in St. Bernard, Ohio, where she attended elementary school and began her passion for music. She later followed the Sisters to Our Lady of Angels High School in St. Bernard. At an early age she knew she would someday be joining the Sisters, although she never visited Oldenburg until her day…

  • Batesville

    HUMPHRIES JR., Raymond Jun 25, 1946 – Jul 31, 2019

    Raymond Humphries, 73, Batesville, passed away July 31 at St. Andrews. Survivors include daughters Catherine Livingston of Alaska and Ashley Walters of West Harrison, mother of his children Elizabeth Allen, sister Mary Mullins, both of Georgia, 4 grandchildren. For full obituary, go to lawscarrmoore.com

  • Batesville

    SHANE, Michael Oct 9, 1945 – Jul 29, 2019

    Michael C. Shane, age 73 of Connersville, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born October 9, 1945, in Batesville, he is the son of Delores (nee Bruns) and Carl Shane. He never got to know his natural father, who was killed in World War II prior to Michael’s birth. His mother would remarry and he was raised by his stepfather Cletus “Poppy” Kellerman. He worked at the Ford factory in Connersville 32 years before retiring in 1999. He was very proud of his daughters. They spoke of how he liked sharing stories with them about his life adventures, had a wonderful sense of humor and was…

  • Batesville

    STREIT, O.S.F., Sr. Virginia Ann Nov 20, 1921 – Jul 28, 2019

    Sister Virginia Ann Streit, age 97, of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the convent, the day of her 80th Jubilee. Born November 20, 1921, in North Vernon, Indiana, she is the daughter of Anna Catherine (Ley) and Frank Streit, the fourth of six children. Sister Virginia Ann once shared, “At age 16, I was looking at a picture of the ‘Agony in the Garden’ which hung on a wall in our home. In the picture an angel was comforting Christ. I decided then that I wanted to help people by following Christ in religious life.” Following graduation from Immaculate Conception Academy in…

  • Batesville

    RUDOLF, Helena

    Helena J. Rudolf, 69, Beech Grove, passed away July 26, 2019, at St. Paul Hermitage surrounded by her family and friends. Helena was born February 10, 1950, in Beech Grove to the late Bernard L. and Frances (Nobbe) Rudolf. Helena was a graduate of Our Lady of Grace Academy in Beech Grove. After graduation, Helena worked for Indiana Bell as an administrative assistant for a number of years. Helena was a faithful member of Holy Name Catholic Church where she was very active in the Over 50’s group, the Altar Society, preparing mercy meals and several other ministries. Helena had a true passion for music, which led her to sing…

  • Batesville

    HEIDLAGE, Robert Jun 25, 1944 – Jul 25, 2019

    Robert C. Heidlage, age 75 of Batesville, passed away on July 25, 2019, at The Waters of Batesville. Bob was born to Carl and Barbara (nee Kerker) Heidlage on June 25, 1944, in Batesville, the eldest of three children. He married Carla Barcus September 19, 1970, in Greensburg, Indiana. Bob was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and was a 1962 graduate of Batesville High School. Bob served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. He was a Batesville City Policeman in the Early 1970’s. “Blacksnake,” as he was known while driving, drove a…

  • Batesville

    STIKER O.S.F., Sr. Justin Louise Apr 29, 1925 – Jul 23, 2019

    Sr. Justin Louise Stiker, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the convent. Born April 29, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana, she is the daughter of Louise (nee Mann) and Justin Stiker, the second of four children. “Let the little ones come to me” was the common thread woven throughout Sr. Justin Louise’s life. As a young student at Holy Name School in Beech Grove, Indiana, she met the Franciscans and Sr. Donald Fischesser made a lasting impression upon Justin Louise as her first grade teacher and she knew she wanted to be just like her and teach the little ones. Following…

  • Batesville

    FERGUSON, Audrey

    Audrey Louise (Leadbetter) Ferguson, 83, of Metamora, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. She was born March 9, 1936, in Peppertown, Indiana, the daughter of the late Fred and Lucille (Peters) Leadbetter. Audrey was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurel. She enjoyed quilting, traveling, feeding birds, and spending time with family with her chihuahua, Killer, laying in her lap. She was a quiet person, but enjoyed all the activities going on around her. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, George “Bill” Ferguson of Metamora and two daughters, Sherrie (Ray) Halpin of Metamora, and Sandy (Dennis) Dietz of Batesville. She is also survived by…

  • Batesville

    Quick, Iona

    Died July 21, 2019. Wife of the late John W. Quick III, mother of Tim Quick, Darlene Gilbreth, Judy Huber & John Quick III. Visitation and the funeral were July 24 at Meyers Funeral Home. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

  • Batesville

    REYNOLDS, Gordon Jul 5, 1948 – Jul 21, 2019

    Gordon Reynolds Jr., 71, of Milan, died on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Gordon was born in Knott County, Kentucky, on July 5, 1948, to Gordon William and Melda Johnson Reynolds. He married Lorena Good on September 23, 1993, in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Gordon had been employed as a construction worker and attended Little Memory Old Regular Baptist church. Gordon loved gardening, spending time with his family, and listening to Blue Grass Music. In addition to his wife of twenty-five years, Gordon is survived by four children: Angela Bishop (Bob) of Sunman, Gordon Reynolds III of Morris, Mike Dee (Carina) of Aurora, and Susan Riehle (Chris) of…

  • Batesville

    SCHWEGMAN, Rick Jun 16, 1968 – Jul 19, 2019

    Rick C. Schwegman, age 51 of St Mary’s, Indiana, passed away on July 19, 2019, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati following a brief but serious illness. Born to Wilfred (Shorty) and Linda (Bischoff) Schwegman on June 16, 1968, in Batesville, Rick was the third of four close-knit sons who grew up near St. Mary’s where the Schwegman’s have farmed for generations. Part of the family’s heritage is a steadfast loyalty to the International Harvester brand, and Rick did his part to uphold that tradition. Rick was a fourth generation member of St. Mary’s of the Rock Catholic Church in Franklin County and was a 1986 graduate of Batesville High School.…

  • Batesville

    GOBLE, Edward May 17, 1938 – Jul 15, 2019

    Edward E. Goble, age 81 of Batesville, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. Born May 17, 1938, in Aurora, Indiana, he is the son of Elizabeth (nee Resing) and Bernard Goble. He married Clara Fledderman May 3, 1958, at St. Louis Church. After serving in the Army, he became an insurance broker as well as doing some teaching and serving as an insurance consultant for the Indiana Department of Insurance. He was a member of St. Louis Church, the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461. Ed had three passions. First was his family. A devout…

  • Batesville

    ECKERLE, Barbara

    Barbara Ann Eckerle, 77, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. She was born February 6, 1942 in Batesville, Indiana, daughter of the late Carl and Eleanor (Riehle) Meyer. Barbara was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She enjoyed garage sales, baking, cooking and crafts. She loved to sew, play cards, do puzzles and read. She often had a booth at the festival. She is survived by her loving husband, Marty Eckerle of Lawrenceburg, IN; 2 sons, Michael (Melissa) Eckerle of Greendale, IN, Mark (Susan) Eckerle of Solsberry, IN; daughter, Renee (Daryl) Caldwell of Bright, IN; brother, Paul (Rida) Meyer of Milan, IN; sister-in-law, Clara…

  • Batesville

    THAYER, Mary

    Mary C. Kamman Thayer, 94, Osgood, passed away Friday, July 12, at Ripley Crossing, Milan. Survivors include one son Greg (Yolanda) Thayer, Osgood; and one daughter Kaye (Steve) Callen, Milan. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Versailles Baptist Church with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. For full obituary go to skfuneralhome.com.

  • Batesville

    HANNEBAUM, Philip Aug 9, 1951 – Jul 9, 2019

    Philip E. Hannebaum, age 67 of Batesville, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. Born August 9, 1951, in Batesville, he is the son of Dorothy (nee Zimmerman) and Virgil Hannebaum. He worked 45 years at Batesville Casket Company in the plating department and served in the National Guard. He is survived by his sister Martha Rose of Bowling Green, Kentucky; brothers Charlie Hannebaum of Batesville, Tim Hannebaum of Metamora; daughter Shelia as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Rita Hannebaum. Visitation will be Saturday, July 13, from 9-10:30 a.m.…

  • Batesville

    BOWERS, Anna Apr 4, 1932 – Jun 22, 2019

    Anna Lou (Kessler) Bowers, 87, of Lexington, Tennessee, formerly of Milan, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Lexington, Tennessee. She was born April 4, 1932, in Decatur County, Indiana, daughter of the late Martin Kessler and Alma (Walton) Kessler. Anna was an owner/operator for Annabelle’s Treasures Flower Shop. She drove a school bus for Milan schools for 12 years. Friends will be received Saturday, July 20, 2019, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Hope Baptist Church, 15593 U.S. 50, Dillsboro, Indiana. Services will be held at the church at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill, Indiana. Contributions…

  • Batesville

    BLANK O.S.F., Sr. Sharon Marie Aug 1, 1946 – Jul 5, 2019

    Sister Sharon Marie Blank, age 72 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born August 1, 1946, in Louisville, Kentucky, she is the daughter of Viola (nee Hillebrand) and Harold Blank. She was the second of three children. Sister Sharon Marie taught at the Immaculate Conception in Old Monroe, Missouri; St. Wendel in Wadesville, Indiana; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Albany, Indiana, serving as principal and organist at the latter two. In 2000 she moved to Mother of Sorrows in Louisville, Kentucky, where she served as principal and in 2006 she relocated to St.…

  • Batesville

    PALMER, Paul Sep 17, 1929 – Jul 5, 2019

    Paul Richard Palmer passed away peacefully in Batesville on Friday, July 5, 2019. The son of Raymond and Lucille (nee Folk) Palmer was born on September 17, 1929, in Rushville, Ohio. He was 89 years old. Paul was a 1947 graduate of Western Hills High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War era. Paul was owner and operator of Golden Rule Electric located on Elm Street in Cincinnati. He sold out to Brand Service Center and retired soon after at 56 years old. He loved to golf with his wife Margaret at Hillcrest Country Club in Batesville and his golf handicap was…