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    Willard Tucker

    View Willard Tucker Osgood Willard Tucker, age 85 of Osgood, passed away on Thursday November 15, 2018 surrounded by his family.  Willard was born on September 17, 1933 the son of the late Osa and Ethel (Hull) Tucker in Ripley County and always called it home.  He was a graduate of Napoleon High School.                 After high school Willard spent a short amount of time working for Omara’s in Greensburg be…

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    Willlard Tucker

    View Willlard Tucker Osgood Willard Tucker, age 85 of Osgood, passed away on Thursday November 15, 2018 surrounded by his family.  Willard was born on September 17, 1933 the son of the late Osa and Ethel (Hull) Tucker in Ripley County and always called it home.  He was a graduate of Napoleon High School.                 After high school Willard spent a short amount of time working for Omara’s in Greensburg b…

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    Richard Pickens

    View Richard Pickens Indianapolis Richard “Easy” Pickens, age 84, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday October 29, 2018.  He was born on August 8, 1934 the son of the late Bruce Pickens and Marquerite (Risk) Pickens Winters in Orange County Indiana.  He moved to Osgood and grew up being raised by step father Clifford and Marquerite Winters. He graduated from Osgood High School and enjoyed representing the Osgood Cowboys on the basketball… Richard “Easy” Pickens, age 84, of India…

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    Shirley Church

    View Shirley Church Indianapolis Shirley Marie Church, 93, of Indianapolis, died on October 17, 2018. She was born on May 4, 1925 in Aurora, IL to the late Camile and Bessie (Covalt) Bernard. She lived for several years in Osgood, IN. Shirley was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Community as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her sons, Charles, James, Daniel and Joseph Church; daughters, Marie Church and Rebecca (Buzz) Church-Bodell; 4 grand-children; tw…

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    Betty Culp

    View Betty Culp formerly of Osgood Betty Joan (Palmer) Culp, age 82, was born on November 20, 1935 in Osgood, Indiana.  She was the only child of the late Omer Sylvanus and Violet (Talbot) Palmer.  Betty gained her heavenly wings as passed away on Monday October 15, 2018 in Oregon City, Oregon. Betty married the love of her life July 1, 1967 when her and CW4 Ranal H. Culp married in Fort Walters, Texas.  The years together allowed them to move around the United States and even …

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    Ruth Hull

    View Ruth Hull Holton At the age of two, Ruth Ann Hull and her family moved to Holton, Indiana. She would live there the rest of her life. Early Wednesday morning, October 10, 2018 at the age of 78, with family at her side, she quietly passed away. She was born April 25, 1940 in Manchester, Kentucky as the daughter to the late Craft and Susie Britton Sizemore. She married the love of her life, Delmar W. Hull and to this marriage they were blessed with four children. She was a loving mother wh…

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    Patricia Hermesch

    View Patricia Hermesch Patricia J. Hermesch, 83, of Osgood, died October 9, 2018, at Aspen Place in Greensburg. She was born October 10, 1934, in Ripley County, the only child of Elza Wise and Crystal (Peetz) Wise Eisert. She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1952, serving as the president of her class. Pat was the head cook at Jac-Cen-Del High School for 23 years and continued working at Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School part-time for many years after she retired. She was an active member o…

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    Edward Oliger

    View Edward Oliger   Edward “Eddie” Robert Oliger, age 98, formerly of Osgood passed away on Wednesday, September 26 in O’Fallon, MO.  Eddie was born in Osgood on March 25, 1920 the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Schultz) Oliger.  He grew up in Osgood and was an Osgood Cowboy graduate.                 After finishing high school, he proudly served his country.  Eddie entered the Army on… &nbs…

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    Norma McConnell

    View Norma McConnell Norma Jean (Nowlin) McConnell, age 80, of Osgood passed away September 20, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was born on July 8, 1938 in Hamilton, Ohio.  Her childhood years were spent in Ohio and she would graduate high school there. She met Lester McConnell and the two of them moved in the early 70’s to what would become their homeplace outside of Osgood.  Raising her family would become the absolute center of her life.  She instilled in all her ch…

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    Richard Findley

    View Richard Findley Richard P. “Rik” Findley, 67, of Osgood, died peacefully in his sleep at 12:02 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, at Columbus Regional Health of a massive pulmonary embolism with his wife and younger daughter present.   Burial was Monday, September 17, at Perseverance Cemetery in Osgood, just down the road from his beloved country home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22. The ceremony will be held at Dayspring Assembly of God in Indianapolis…

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    Algar Collins

    View Algar Collins  A familiar face of the Delaware community passed away on Monday September 10, 2018 surrounded by his family.  Algar Collins was born on March 6, 1936 in Knot County, Kentucky the son of the late Arthur and Rachel (Young) Collins.  He grew up in Kentucky along with his 3 brothers and sisters.  Algar learned early on the value of working and providing, he left school early and went home to work the farm.  Along with his father they grew produce and t…

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    John Hill

    The town of Versailles lost a familiar and longtime face on Friday, July 27. John Edward Hill, age 88, passed away at his home.  John was born on January 19, 1930, the son of the late William Jacob and Rosella (Yeager) Hill in Versailles.  When you talk about someone that loved his town, John was the epitome.  He grew up on the town square and loved riding his tricycle to his golf cart in later years.  He was proud to say he only missed two pumpkin shows in his life,…

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    Cindy Miller

    One very courageous woman, Cindy Miller, age 61 of Osgood peacefully passed in the early morning hours of June 19, 2018, surrounded by those she loved most.  She was born on January 23, 1957, in Champagne, Illinois and shortly after her family moved to Versailles. The remainder life was lived in the local area. She was a graduate of the South Ripley Class of 1975. After she moved to Versailles and over the course of her high school days, she met many…

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    Brenda Utter

    Take a moment to imagine the joy that Jesus brought to our sister in Christ and the glorious glow upon her face the second Jesus opened his arms to welcome her home.   Heaven called one of its angels home on Friday, June 15, 2018.  Brenda Jean Utter, 68 of Osgood passed away surrounded by her family.   Brenda was born on January 11, 1950 at the former Milan Hospital. Brenda was the daughter of Harley and Eula Mae (Miller) Utter.  In earlier years, she grew up…

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    Brian Collins

    Take a moment to pause and make someone smile.   Brian Scott Collins, age 58, of Osgood did that every minute of his life.  On the evening of Sunday, June 10, 2018, Heaven’s doors opened and ushered Scott in to his eternal home to be filled with his laughter. Scott was born on October 28, 1959, the son of Algar and Margaret (Bolt) in Dearborn County, Indiana.  He grew up outside of Osgood along with his brother and sisters, and enjoyed life to its…

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    Kevin Bishop

    Kevin Fay Bishop, 74 died peacefully in his Lakeland, Florida home on June 16, 2015. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the United States Navy as a Fireman on the USS Forrestal-CVA 59. Kevin was born March 1, 1941 In Indianapolis, Indiana. to Fay Leslie Bishop and Katherine (Shipley) Faulkner. He joined the Navy in 1958 and served until 1964 both active and reserve duty. He resided for many years in Osgood as the…

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    Cole Dufrene

    Cole Isaac Dufrene left his cape behind and gained his angel wings on May 27, 2018.  Our little hero, with his fine hair, was born on July 8, 2008 to Cory Michael and Rachel Lee (Ent) Dufrene in Batesville.  He fought every day of his life and changed all of our lives in ways we could never imagine.  Cole was the toughest boy we ever met, but greeted us all with that infectious smile. Cole is survived by his hero, his life line, his best friend, Rachel Dufrene,…

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    Betty Hallgarth

    Betty Ann (Schmidt) Hallgarth, 83 , of Versailles passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018.  She was born the daughter of the late Edward and Sadie (Young) Schmidt on December 12, 1934.  Betty was a graduate of the Napoleon School class of 1954.  Shortly after graduation, she met Charles D. Hallgarth and the two of them married on July 18, 1959.  They moved and spent the next 40 plus years together until his death in 2003.  Betty’s pride and joy…

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    Paul Beverly

    Paul Wayne Beverly, age 56 of Osgood passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. Paul was born on December 18, 1961, the son of the late Muncie and Dorothy (Chilton) Beverly of Batesville, IN. He grew up in the Fairview area along with his brothers and sister. Paul met and married the love of his life, Brenda (Schuck) on July 2, 1988. The two of them spent the rest of their lives together in Osgood. He was a member of the Bridge of Hope Church in…

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    Debbie Leonetti

    Deborah (Debbie) Diane Leonetti, age 62, of Holton passed away on Saturday May 19, 2018 at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.  Debbie was born on September 8, 1955 the daughter of the late Robert and Ann (Keeton) Johnson.  She grew up in Osgood along with her brothers and sister.  Debbie was a lady that took great pride in herself and her family.  Family to her was the center of her being and she always wanted to be there for them.  The one thing you…

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    Leroy Mayberry

    Leroy “Gene” Mayberry, age 72, of Holton passed away on Tuesday May 15 in Columbus, IN surrounded by his family.  Gene was born on August 2, 1945 in Fayette County, IN,  the son of the late Lewis and Viola (Larkey) Mayberry.  Gene grew up in the Richmond area along with his brothers and sisters and graduated from Webster High School in the class of 1964. Little did he know that a blind date set-up by friends in 1964 would change his life.  He met…

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    James Wagner

    James (Jim) Arthur Wagner, 78, of Hartsville, passed away Tuesday, May 8, at his home. Visitation will be Friday, May 11, at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, Indiana, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Funeral Services being held at 2:00 pm., also at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Saint Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Napoleon, Indiana. Jim was born March 5, 1940, in Osgood, Indiana, the son of the late Arthur and Leona Wagner. He was a graduate of Holton High…

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    Roscoe Burns

    Roscoe Burns age 84, formerly of Sunman, passed away on Friday morning at Silver Memories in Versailles.   He was born on November 15, 1933 the son of the late Burchell and Attie (Sandlin) Burns in Booneville, Ky.  He grew up in that area along with several brother and sisters. He met Thelma McIntosh and they married and started their family.  Roscoe spent several years working for Haag Ford as a mechanic.  He had also become an ordained…

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    Kenneth Prickett

    Kenneth Eugene Prickett, age 91, of Osgood, passed away Friday April 20, 2018 surrounded by his family at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  He was born on July 16, 1926 in Bethel, Ohio the son of the late Lawrence and Viola (Moore) Prickett.  Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a World War II Veteran, serving in both the Philippines and Japan.  Upon returning from the service he began his work career in 1946.  He was mainly in…

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    Craig Youngman

    Craig William Youngman, age 35, of Napoleon passed away early Sunday April 15, 2018 at his home.  He was born on November 26, 1982 the son of Robert and Barbara (Lutes) Youngman.  Craig enjoyed the outdoors in several aspects.  He loved to hunt deer and fish, however his greatest thing to find was arrowheads.  His family said he had the ability to spot one across the field.  He had worked in construction and productions jobs throughout his work…

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    Ace Eaton

    Ace Kingston Eaton, of Osgood, was born prematurely on March 31, 2018 and passed away on April 5, 2018 at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati.  He was the son of Heather Eaton; grandparents are Jeff and Becky Eaton. He is survived by brother Zane Banks. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Thursday April 12, 2018 from 4-5 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood.  

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    Jerry Zurline

      Jerry J. Zurline age 79 entered this life on January 28, 1939 in Osgood, Indiana. He was the son of the late Joseph and Marie Kessens Zurline.  He served us all by joining the United States Army on January 29, 1958. After that, he returned home to Osgood where he would live the rest of his life. Jerry was a very private person who enjoyed his farm and especially his hereford cattle! Other activities that he enjoyed included attending farm auctions,…

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    Ruth Bussell

          Ruth Ann Bussell, age 57, of Moores Hill, Indiana passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at High Point Health Care in Lawrenceburg.  She was born on September 12, 1960 the daughter of Roscoe and Thelma (McIntosh) Burns in Manchester, KY.  She was a graduate of Booneville High School.       Ruth enjoyed the company of her family and loved to sing and record various…

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    Myrtie Taylor

    Myrtie “Edna” Taylor, age 86 of Osgood passed away early Saturday, March 10, 2018.  She was born on February 11, 1932, the daughter of the late Louie and Birtie (Davis) Rich in Adair County, Kentucky.  She and her brothers and sisters grew up on the family farm where she was taught early on the importance of hard work, love and the word of God.  These traits lived with her throughout her life. She met Millard (Buddy) Taylor and they were…

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    Beatrice May

    Beatrice Ellen (Haggard) May, age 82, of Milan passed away early Tuesday March 6, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was born on August 21, 1935 the daughter of the late Levi and Lena (Hatfield) Haggard in Liberty, Kentucky.  She grew up in Kentucky along with her brothers and sisters before moving to Columbus, Indiana. After school she left home and went to work at 1st National Bank of Cincinnati.  She met Harold May and they were united in marriage on January 16,…

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    Kenneth Huffmeyer

    Kenneth “Kenny” A. Huffmeyer, age 90, of Osgood passed away early March 3, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 7, 1927, the son of the late Herman and Sena (Klingworth) Huffmeyer outside of Osgood. He grew up in a household with his parents and seven siblings. He was a graduate of the Napoleon High School Class of 1946. He was known to all of us as Kenny, but his mother always called him Kenneth. Kenny, in his teenage years, was active in 4-H and as a…

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    Raymond Schmaltz

    After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Raymond F. Schmaltz passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Honor Health Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona. Raymond was born on July 4, 1966 at Batesville, Indiana to the late Russell and Marie Schmaltz of Osgood, Indiana. Raymond graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 1984. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force. For 20 years, Raymond served the country he loved. He participated in Operation…

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    Julie “Nell” Kappes

         Julie “Nell” Anne Kappes, age 50, passed away Wednesday February 21 at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was born the daughter of Richard and Judy (Peace) Kappes on November 19, 1967.  She grew up outside of Osgood along with her brothers and sisters.  She attended the Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn School network in Sunman, until the age of 18.  Her school days were cherished memories of learning and friendships.    …

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    Richard Stork

      Richard Garber Stork of Holton, formerly of Osgood and Richmond, Indiana, expired at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 17, 2018.  He was the son of the late John Henry Stork Jr. and Ella Mae Garber Stork.  He is survived by two brothers, John Henry Stork III of Morgan City, Louisiana, and Robert Franklin Stork  (Eileen) of Cincinnati, Ohio, an aunt, Virginia Stork Miller of Osgood, Indiana,…

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    Joan Menchhofer

    The community of Osgood lost a familiar face, Joan Menchhofer 57, passed away Wednesday February 7, at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was born the daughter of the late Merle and Wilma (Wagner) Peetz on September 1, 1960.  She grew up on 700 North and lived there basically her entire life.  She graduated from Jac-Cen-Del in the class of 1978, and then attended Purdue University and graduated in 1981 with a degree in…