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August 9, 2017

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C-10 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 The Press-Dispatch OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday OBITUARY DEADLINE 5 p.m. Every Monday PEACE of MIND Let our 125 years of experience aid you in your selection of a meaningful memorial. SCHUM MONUMENTS, INC. Dale, Indiana 937-4921 Local Representative RONALD WOODS 789-2009 bridge and a wooden fence beside the roadway with trees and all is covered with that white stuff called snow. Ohio Winter Wonder- land This covered bridge is in Olmsted Township. It reads: Hi Sweets, Sorry to be pushing Winter but this place is beautiful during that time. Janie Tormohlen. Thanks Janie for Post- card # 633 of Ohio Win- ter Wonderland and it did feel cool when you see that snow and it won't be long before summer is over. There is a point of inter- est in Winslow. At the old Lewis Lumber Building which was also a hunting store, restaurant, Bertram Feed moved into and Now this locations is Patoka Riv- er Fitness run by Josh Popp with hours of Monday – Fri- day 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Fri- day, and Saturday 7-8 p.m. Patoka River Fitness has just opened its doors and if you are starting out or a pro at it this is a place to check out. Last week in the Winslow area was hot to start off but then came the rain, a little, and the coldness of 57 de- gree and low 70s for a cou- ple of days and it sure felt good to me but everyone else put on a jacket. Wayne mentioned he might light his stove one night. The rain hasn't been much here in Winslow but north and south of us has rain. Does that mean Winslow is spe- cial or do we have enough rain? The Patoka River is still high but not too high to overflow. Last week Laura, Kya- na, Norm, and I went to a local restaurant and it was hot so when we left we took the back way south of Oak- land City to Enos Corners then to Scottsburg and back to Winslow over the New bridge over the Pato- ka south of the grainery. We saw nine deer, three cats, one coon, and one hop- py toad, but there was one funny thing that happened: we came slowly around one corner where we saw Ma- ma Deer by the corn field but across the road came a fawn out of the bean field. It looked like he was on springs because it hopped across the road and then, it was like he said, "Mama look we have company" and almost came to our car but then stopped and went back to Mom and they walked in- to the corn field. This is one time I'm glad we stopped and seen this amazing fawn and yes he or she was a cute thing to see. The new bridge south of Goosehill is a concrete bridge with rails on each side and you can see the river from your car. The road has been straightened so now it has a complete different outlook but I still wish the iron bridge could have been saved. Laura and Norm walked one day to the bridge and back home and they walked 4.5 miles before Laura was put back in a walking boot. They may never take my advice again! Mom, Mildred, is here for another week and we haven't yet got into the shed cause of the hot hu- midity but Mom got to vis- it with Janice and Winnie then stayed a few days with Aunt Jean and Teresa was here also for a few days. Lots of items have been taken already but there are more items to go through, but the time with Mom and seeing that she gets around better than some of us is a thrill. Mom and Kyana sewed a throw cover and pillow and Kyana showed Mom how to play Chess. Well, I have been think- ing what else to ramble about and I can't think of anything so as the lights begin to dim please keep an eye on family and friends, slow down, and enjoy your surroundings, school bus- es will be sharing the road so stop when they stop and as always smile, wave and say Hi to everyone you see this week. church. They had a won- derful meal in Ft. Branch. On Sunday they went to church in the morning and evening at Bunker Hill Bap- tist Church in Vincennes. Charlie and Betty Jo Wright went to a doctor's appointment and a blood draw on Wednesday prior to another doctor's appoint- ment for results on Friday. Leon and Alice Whit- tington and Lee Ann and Rick Whittington of Mon- roe City went for dinner on Saturday. On Thursday, Le- on and Alice dropped off his truck at the mechan- ic's shop in Princeton. A f- terwards, Leon returned home to work in the gar- den. Rita McGuyer went to a dentist's appointment on Tuesday and she enjoyed lunch in Petersburg on Wednesday with her friend Carrie. Mike Johnson, her son-in-law, stopped by on Wednesday afternoon to mow and trim her yard. Betty Cain went to Mad- isonville, Ky., to visit with her sister Margie Ice Shouse. Curt Cain took his moth- er Betty Cain to lunch in Princeton last Saturday. Later that afternoon, Bet- ty's friend Shirley and her granddaughters visited along with Zoann Meeks and Curt and Debbie Cain. Patoka Presbyterian Church is having a home- made ice cream fundrais- er on Saturday, August 19 from 3-7 p.m. CST in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 207 Grave St., Patoka. Bette Coomer was a re- cent patient of Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh and is now at Gibson Gener- al Hospital in Princeton to continue her recovery and therapy. Bette would love to hear from her friends. To send a note or card, mail to Bette Coomer, c/o Gibson General Hospital, Room 5529, 1808 Sherman Drive, Princeton, IN 47670. Dessi Waple, Lisa Parton and Amy Heck went to the Germania Manechor on Saturday evening. Jim and Inez King had company on Thursday from John Norrington. Donna Horrall went shopping on Sunday in Evansville with her daugh- ter-in-law Deann Horrall. They enjoyed lunch with Donna's son Bill, grandson Riley and granddaughters Reba and Allison and a few friends. SUBMIT YOUR NEWS If you'd like to see your news and events in the Per- sonal's Column, call Judy at (812) 354-6502 or email your notes to pikeperson- My mail- ing address is 7438 W. State Rd. 56, Hazleton, IN 47640. We'd love to hear from you and share your happen- ings. K AREN S. JONES Karen S. Jones, 75, of Stendal, passed away at 1:15 p.m., on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at her residence. She was born January 4, 1942, in Huntingburg, to El- mer and Ida (Hagemeyer) Luker, and married Clay- burn L. Jones on January 7, 1963. Karen was a home- maker, a former nurse's aide at St. Joseph's Hospital, and a member of St. Peter's Lu- theran Church in Stendal. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Aus- tin, Robert, Paul and Kern Luker. Karen is survived by her husband, Clayburn L. Jones, of Stendal; two sons, Duane L. (Ann) Jones, of Stendal, and Darren (Amber) Jones, of Evansville; one brother, Donald Luker, of Stendal; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Hunting- burg, Pastor Ed Wicks of- ficiating. Burial followed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Stendal. Visitation was on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson. com. LESLIE KIRK Leslie Kirk, 91, of Peters- burg, passed away August 5, 2017. He was born on March 9, 1926, to Joe and Mag- gie (Chadwick) Kirk in Mt. Olympus, Ind. He was a graduate of Mt. Olympus High School in 1944 and joined the service out of high school. He enlist- ed in the Navy in 1944 and served in the Pacific during W WII. On March 8, 1947, he married his wife, Ruby Jean (Case) Kirk. He worked as a railroader for 33 years un- til retirement. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Kirk, of Petersburg; son, Allen ( Jane) Kirk, of Mooresville; daughter, Deb- ra (Ted) Hawkins, of Clover- dale; grandchildren, Yvette Gutierrez, Derek Kirk and Audra Hawkins; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ol- vis "Bus" Kirk and Ralph Kirk; sisters, Naomi Nord- horn, Leona Decker and Ve- rona Blanton. Services will be at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Au- gust 9, 2017, at Harris Fu- neral Home, with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at Mt. Olympus Cemetery in Mt Olympus. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Mt. Olympus Cemetery. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with his care. R ALPH ELDO HEMMER Ralph Eldo Hemmer, 85, of the Zoar Community, passed away at his home on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 8:30 p.m. He was born in Zoar on Christmas Eve 1931, to Earl and Alberta ( Weitkamp) Hemmer. He lived his en- tire life on his beloved farm, Meadowtop. He was mar- ried to Delores Kinkade on June 5, 1955, in the Hunting- burg Methodist Church. He was active in the Zoar United Methodist Church, having served more than twenty-five years as chair- man of the Administrative Council. He taught Sunday school, sang in the Jubi- lee Choir and held various other jobs in the church. He passed the week of the Mosquito Fest, his favorite activity, having served on the forming committee for- ty-five years ago. He was blessed with a beautiful tenor voice, and he and his family sang gos- pel music for many years. He was best known for his rendition of The Lighthouse. He was a member of the Uhl Pottery Collectors Society, the Model T Ford Club of America and the Kentucki- ana Crosley Club. He is survived by his wife, Delores; a son, John ( Janet) Hemmer, of Zoar; and three daughters, Becky (Ron) Brockriede, of Hunting- burg; Rachel (Ron) Hughes, of Richmond, and Lau- ra Hemmer, of Cincinnati. Twelve grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren; and several foster great-grand- children, who called him "Big Pop." Funeral services were at 10 a.m. EDT. on Monday, Au- gust 7, 2017, at Zoar United Methodist Church in Zoar, with Pastor Keith Chanley officiating. Burial followed at the Zoar Cemetery. Visitation was at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2-8 p.m., on Sunday; and also at the church from 9 -10 a.m., Mon- day. Memorials may be giv- en to the Zoar United Meth- odist Church or to family wishes. Condolences may be shared online at: www. VANCE A. SELBY Vance A. Selby, 47, of Boonville, died at Glenshire Nursing Home and Rehabil- itation in Richton Park, Ill., on June 27, 2017. He was born on February 8, 1970, in Lawton, Okla. He is survived by his par- ents, Leo and Sue (Deffen- dall) Selby, of Winslow; his wife, Gail Selby, of Boon- ville; a son, Clayton Selby, of Boonville; a daughter, Holly Selby, of Boonville; and a brother, Jason Selby, of Winslow. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with arrange- ments. VONNIE JEAN WILSON Vonnie Jean (McRob- erts) Wilson, 90, of Boon- ville, passed away peace- fully on August 3, 2017, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Evansville, surrounded by her family. Born May 20, 1927, in Union, she was the daughter of Denver and Merle (Benja- min) McRoberts. She was a graduate of Hazleton High School and Lockyear Business College. She was a longtime member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Boon- ville, as well as a member of the VFW Post 3418 Ladies Auxiliary and the Warrick County Council on Aging. She worked as an exec- utive secretary for Hahn, Inc., Attorney Harvey Gar- rett and Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Services. It was on a blind date that she met the love of her life, Avery W. Wilson. They were married on August 3, 1951. She and Avery enjoyed flea markets, antique shows and traveling with friends. She was an avid gardener, en- joyed genealogy and cross- word puzzles. Most import- ant to her was spending time with family and friends. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Rob- ert) Sparhawk; a son, Rol- lin Michael (Mona) Wil- son; seven grandchildren, Ben (Melinda) Sparhawk, Bonnie (Nazmi) Spar- hawk, Bart (Becky) Spar- hawk, Michael ( Julie) Wil- son, Amanda (Bruce) Shep- herd, Kara (Tucker) Evans and Madalyn Wilson; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; be- loved husband of 55 years, Avery Wilson, in 2006; and two great-grandchildren. Services were conduct- ed by Pastor Jerry Daniels at 10 a.m., Monday, August 7, 2017, at Koehler Funeral Home, in Boonville, where friends called from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church, 222 E. Main Street, Boonville, IN 47601. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Vincent Hospital, Heart to Heart Hospice and Woodmont Health Campus for the com- passionate and kind care of Vonnie. Friends who were unable to attend may send a condo- lence to the family at www. DOROTHY JEAN KINMAN Dorothy Jean Kinman, 77, passed away July 31, 2017, at her residence in Petersburg. She was born January 9, 1940, to Russell and Mayme Miller in Pike County. She was a member of the Glezen General Baptist Church. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Mick Kinman; son, Brian Kinman; daugh- ter, Gina Kinman; broth- er, Charles (Coney) Mill- er; sisters-in-law, Eula Mill- er and Mazie Miller; grand- children, Buddy (Maxine) Kinman and Cassie Kin- man; great-grandchild, Bri- an Martin Kinman; and ma- ny nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Edward and Donnie Miller. A graveside service was at 10 :30 a.m. on Friday, Au- gust 4 at Willis Cemetery in Willisville. Pastor Eddie Willis officiated the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association at Har- ris Funeral Home is entrust- ed with care. LORET TA MAE K AT TERHENRY Loretta Mae Walden Kat- terhenry, 76, of Columbus, Ind., died at 1 a.m. Thurs- day, August 3, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central In- diana, with her devoted hus- band by her side, after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was born June 28, 1941, in Tompkinsville, Ky., daughter of William Clyde and Clara Belle Bowles Walden. She married Ed- gar Katterhenry on Decem- ber 19, 1970, at the First United Methodist Church, Columbus. She loved to make quilts, gifting many of them and she enjoyed working at Pit Stop at Asbury United Meth- odist Church, where she at- tended. She also enjoyed traveling, especially cruis- es, with friends and family. She was a 45 -year mem- ber of Gamma Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta Phi National Sorority. She worked at Cou- rier Newsom Express in ac- counting for 15 years, and as a Life and Health insurance agent until she retired. She is survived by her husband of 46 years; one brother, William Franklin (Adalene) Walden, of Lou- isville, Ky.; three sisters, Clara Winona Simpson, of Crossville, Tenn., Judy Ann Giles, of Anderson, and Bes- sie Belva ( Jimmy) Bagshaw, of Burkesville, Ky.; five niec- es; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one niece. Funeral services will be at Asbury United Method- ist Church in Columbus on Friday, August 11 at 11 a.m. and Zoar United Methodist Church, on Saturday, Au- gust 12 at 10 :30 a.m., with Pastor Dave Blystone offici- ating. Pastor Keith Chanley will be assisting in the ser- vice at Zoar. Burial will be at Zoar Cemetery near Hol- land. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th St., Columbus, and one hour before each service at the churches. Memorials in Loretta's name are suggested to Our Hospice of South Central In- diana or Zoar Cemetery As- sociation. MARY TAYLOR Mary C. Taylor, 94, passed away at the Golden Living Nursing Home in Peters- burg on Aug. 3, 2017. She was born in Martin County on Nov. 6, 1922, to Wilburn and Edith (Par- sons) Arvin. She graduated from St. John High School in 1940. She is survived by her three sons, William Rob- ert (Ora) Arvin, of Bloom- ington, Joseph (Ellen) Schwindt, of Washing- ton, and Charles (Fon- da) Schwindt, of Winslow; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William (Glen) Arvin; and two sisters, Phyllis Dages and Elfreda Arvin. Private graveside services were conducted Friday, Au- gust 4, 2017, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Reeve Township. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www. PERSONALS Continued from page 9 SWEETS Continued from page 5 2501 Newton St (HWY 231 N) Jasper, IN 47546 866-yamaha-6 Obermeyer H O N D A - YA M A H A - S U Z U K I 2501 Newton St (HWY 231 N) Jasper, IN 47546 866-yamaha-6 Great SelectiOn! Great SelectiOn! It takes 3 mInutes to subscrIbe to 812-354-8500 We're not afraid to shed some light on the truth. 812-354-8500 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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