Obituaries

Robert Paul Garrett

May 4, 2014
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Robert Paul Garrett, 73, of Patriot, IN passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at his residence. He is survived by  his wife, Doris Garrett, by a son, Robert Paul Garrett, Jr., by daughters, Marsha Susshine, Lisa Brown & Michele Durham, by a brother, Carl Edward Garrett, by sisters, Juanita Prather, Janet Hooper & Marlene Lewis...

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Harry (Henry) R. Messerschmidt

May 4, 2014
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Harry (Henry) R. Messerschmidt

Harry (Henry) R. Messerschmidt, age 81, of St. Peters, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. Born on June 15, 1932 in St. Peters, he was the son of William and Helen Cutter Messerschmidt. Harry served his country during the Korean War as part of the United States...

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Marie C. Meyer

May 3, 2014
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Marie C. Meyer

Marie C. Meyer, age 88 of St. Mary’s, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Health Campus in Batesville.  Born March 8, 1926 in Oldenburg, Indiana, she is the daughter of Mary (Nee:  Werner) and Frank Hartman.  She married Victor J. Meyer November 12, 1947 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he...

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Sr. Rita Howard

May 2, 2014
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Sr. Rita Howard

Sr. Rita Howard, age 88, died Wednesday, April 30, at the infirmary of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg. She was born in Washington, IN, and lived there until she earned her nursing degree at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis. In December of 1947 she became a member of the Carmelite Sisters on Coldspring...

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Mark Wm. Ashcraft, 63

May 2, 2014
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Mark Wm. Ashcraft, 63

Mark Wm. Ashcraft, age 63, of Osgood, Indiana, entered this life on July 7, 1950 in Friendship, Indiana. He was the son of the late Estel Henry and Inez Ilene Smith Ashcraft. Mark had been a self-employed drywaller and plasterer. Mark died at home with family on Thursday, May 1, 2014. SURVIVORS: Sons: Mark...

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Thomas Augustine Herring

May 2, 2014
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Thomas Augustine Herring

Thomas Augustine Herring, age 19, of Sunman, Indiana passed away April 30, 2014. He was born on April 2, 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Grant and Rose Rolfes Herring. Thomas was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church. He enjoyed hiking, camping, acting, film and map making, and family time. He also had a...

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Kevin Dale “Bake” Baker

May 1, 2014
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Kevin Dale “Bake” Baker, 56, of Rising Sun, IN passed away April 29, 2014 at the Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, IN. Kevin is survived by his wife, Phyllis Baker, by daughter, Devin Elza , by son Billy Elza, and by a sister, Kathy Harris and by grandchildren; Dakota Turner, Lexus Elza, Kendra Elza, & Isac...

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Kenneth Lee Kuhlman, 69

May 1, 2014
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Kenneth Lee Kuhlman, age 69 of Cross Plains, IN, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at The Waters of Dillsboro -Ross Manor following a long illness. He was born on July 5, 1944 to Edgar P. and Marida L (Luke) Kuhlman. He was baptized, confirmed, and a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church,...

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Thomas J. Auel

May 1, 2014
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Thomas J. Auel

Thomas J. Auel, age 59, of Sunman, Indiana passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his residence. Born January 10, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Louis and Laura Chaille Auel. Thomas married Jean Stein on August 28, 1976 and she survives. He worked as a line mechanic at JM Smuckers-St...

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Larry L. Keith

April 30, 2014
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Larry L. Keith, 74, of Dillsboro, IN passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Sigmon) Keith, by daughters, Kimberly and Kelly Keith, by brothers, Roy & Jonas Keith, by sisters, Hazel Knaus, Juanita Koons, & Sarah McCreary, by  five grandchildren and by two great grandchildren. Funeral services...

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