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Obituaries December 29, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 December 2010 00:00

 

OSCAR RAMGE, JR., 76
MARTIN KEITH INGRAM, 52
FRANCES E. QUEBBEMAN, 99
PATRICIA ANN EARLY, 73
ESSIE MARIE MERRITT WOOTEN, 74
KATHY A. CASS, 54
LINDA NEWMAN, 60
LINDA CUNNINGHAM AULT, 62
BYRON E. DARRAH, 92
AMANDA LYNN CABLE, 30
BILLIE B. BARNES, 84
JOSEPHINE “JO” MANCUSO SNELLING, 96
LaVERNE HARROD HUBBARD, 91
JOHN W. RILEY, 85
LOUISE EDWARDS, 75
SHERRILL LEE SMITH, 75
RICHARD L. BURKE, 69
JONATHAN C. SMITH, 65
ELSIE IRENE STEWART, 66
EMIL E. STARK, 69
JOANNE STILLER, 67

OSCAR RAMGE, JR.,, 76, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at his home.
He was born on May 6, 1934 to Oscar and Leona Hespe Ramge, Sr. in Wapakoneta, OH. He is an Army Veteran, a retired aquatic engineer, a member of the American Legion Post 335, Blazing Bright OES 597, and the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge 226 in which he was the past Master of the lodge in 1996. He was the 1st of 3 generations of past Masters in his family. He is also a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Valery Glaser Ramge of Charlestown; sons, Steven L. Ramge (Edith) of Madison, AL, and Stanley W. Ramge (Debbie) of Mason, OH; daughter, Dawn M. Page of Fairfield, OH; grandchildren, Timothy, Steven, Jr., Bryan, Eric, and Christian Ramge, and Heather and Billy Page; great grandchildren, Madison, Shelby, and Logan Ramge.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta, OH.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Masonic services will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be held at the cemetery at 3 p.m. on Thursday.



MARTIN KEITH INGRAM,, 52, died Monday, December 20, 2010 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on December 26, 1957 to Oval and Juanita Pratt Ingram in Jeffersonville.
Survivors include his brothers, Marshall Ingram of Lexington, and Mark Ingram of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


FRANCES E. QUEBBEMAN,, 99, New Salisbury, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
She was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Morgan Township, she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Nettie Bopp Quebbeman.
She graduated from Indiana University School of Nursing in 1932, served as commander in the Nurse Corps Office for the U.S. Navy from 1935 to 1958, completed graduate work at the University of Arizona with a Master of Arts in 1962 and a Ph.D. in 1966. Her doctorate dissertations were published by the Arizona Medical Association. She was a member of Central Barren United Methodist Church, the Military Officers Association and Association of Military Medical and Surgery.
Survivors include her brother, Donald C. Quebbeman of Colorado.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 21 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Central Barren United Methodist Cemetery.


PATRICIA ANN EARLY,, 73, of Charlestown passed away Monday, December 20, 2010.
She was born on August 16, 1937 to Roy and Muriel Willis Floyd in Carrollton, KY. She was a retired clerk for the U.S. Census Bureau, a member of the American Legion Post 335 Auxiliary and the V.F.W. 1427 Post Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James H. Early and her son James P. Early.
Survivors include her daughters, Teresa Wiedemer of Charlestown, IN, and Kim Meadors of Marysville, IN; brothers, Ernest “Buck” Floyd of Charlestown, IN, and Roy “Jr” Floyd of Charlestown, IN; sister, Jannie Clark of Scottsburg, IN; grandchildren, James A. Early, Caitlin Wiedemer, Drexler and Desiree Meadors.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 1pm at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:30pm to 8pm and after 9am on Thursday.


ESSIE MARIE MERRITT WOOTEN,, 74, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at her home.
She was born on April 24, 1936 to Sanford Merritt and Marie Powell Egan in Hopkinsville, KY. She was a retired production worker for the old ICI Americas in Charlestown. She was a member of the Tony Stewart Fan Club, and a member of the Parkwood Church of Nazarene in Clarksville. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Teresa Jane Merritt, and her sister, Peggy Jo Reiter.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Ray Wooten; sons, Barry Traub (Diana) of Floyd Knobs, IN, Kevin Traub (Marina) of Charlestown, IN, Michael Traub of Bardstown, KY, and Jimmie Lee Wooten (LaDonna) of Benton, KY; daughter, Paula Cannon (Gary) of Jeffersonville, IN; sisters, Barbara Duncan of Jeffersonville, IN, and Janie Grimes of Jeffersonville, IN; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 7pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be held after 3:30pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Amedisys Hosparus at 305 Quarter Master Ct., Jeffersonville, IN 47130.


KATHY A. CASS,, 54, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was a Scottsburg native She was a former supervisor for Holm Industries in Scottsburg.
Survivors include a son, Aaron Cass of Scottsburg; three brothers, Ronnie, Eddie and Jimmy Robinson all of Scottsburg; four sisters, Barbara Howard of Scottsburg; Judy Zollman of Otisco; Lona Barger of Lexington, and Linda Robinson of Austin;  companion, Herman Williams of Deputy, Indiana; a friend who cared for her, Kay Hardin of Scottsburg, Indiana.
Cremation was chosen. Graveside Service was Tuesday at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.


LINDA NEWMAN,, 60, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, December 22.
She was a native of Greely, Ky., and was a housewife and was a member Christian Believer Fellowship.
Survivors include her husband, Paul E. Newman of Scottsburg; son, Richard E. Newman of Austin; daughters, Sharon Walls of Scottsburg and Vickie Lynn Newman of Scottsburg; brother, James Morgan of Austin; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held Thursday, December 23, at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.


LINDA CUNNINGHAM AULT,, 62, Shelburn, died on Tuesday, December 21, at a care facility near her home.
A 1966 graduate of Scottsburg High School, she was a retired pastor’s wife, who supported her husband throughout his career and enjoyed her work in the church and helping people.
Survivors include her husband, David Ault; two daughters, DeLynn Shelton of Shelburn and Leighann Ault of Terre Haute; her mother, Ruby Cunningham of Scottsburg; three brothers, James Cunningham of Louisville, Ky., and Thomas Cunningham and Steven Cunningham, both of Scott County; and two sisters, Rebecca “Becky” White and Rhonda Campbell, both of Scottsburg.
Cremation was selected.
A memorial service was conducted on Monday, December 27, at the Southside Gospel Church in Sullivan.


BYRON E. DARRAH,, 92, Columbus, died on Friday, December 17.
A native of New Washington, he was a retired electrical engineer and project engineer with Duke Energy. He had attended Purdue University. Memberships included Princeton Christian Church, where he had previously served as an elder. He was a past elder and member of Scottsburg First Christian Church and had been a member of the Princeton Rotary Club. He had been active in Little League as an umpire and a coach.
Survivors include a son, Rod Darrah of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Jacqueline D. Franz of Columbus and Jill Wright of Princeton; a brother, Arthur Darrah of Alexandria; a sister, Betty Lodge Hendrickson of Denton, Tx.; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Calling at the Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg is planned from 12 noon on Friday, December 31, until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Robin Fortner will officiate.
Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Heart Association.
On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.stewartfuneralhome.net.


AMANDA LYNN CABLE,, 30, Milton, Ky., died on Saturday, December 25, at her home.
Born in Madison, she was a lifelong resident of Milton. She was a certified welder and was employed as a machine operator with Arvin Meritor for a year and then Amerifoam at Carrollton, Ky., for two years.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Terry G. and Gretta Cable of Milton; her mother, Bonnie L. Colvin of Louisville, Ky.; her brother, Garret Cable of Milton; a sister, Hannah Cable of Milton; and her grandmother, Joy Cable of Milton.
Calling today (Wednesday) is from 3 to 8 p.m. at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
On Thursday, December 30, calling will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Bonnie L. Cable and Eric Copple will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit The Cable Family Memorial Fund.
On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.morgan-nay.com.


BILLIE B. BARNES,, 84, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, December 25, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Clark County and graduated from New Washington High School. He earned his bachelor degree at Hanover College and his master’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Memberships included Scottsburg First Christian Church.
A retired teacher and former principal of the old Vienna Elementary School, he had also served as assistant superintendent for Scott School District 23 and taught at Henryville, Silver Creek, New Washington and Scottsburg schools during his career.
Survivors include his wife, the former Geraldine Briner; a son, Myron Barnes of Scottsburg; a daughter, Teresa A. Barnes of Carmel; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.
Calling at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg today (Wednesday) will begin after 9 a.m. and continue until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Bro. Joe Smith will officiate.
Burial will be in the Barnes Community Cemetery in Nabb with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


JOSEPHINE “JO” MANCUSO SNELLING,, 96, Madison, died on Saturday, December 25, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
Born in Ronks, Pa., she had lived in Madison since 1953. She worked at the Madison Clinic as a lab and x-ray technician, retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Madison Regatta, Madison Presbyterian Church and several bridge clubs.
Survivors include two sons, Robert K. Snelling of Brownsburg and Randall “Randy” Snelling of Scottsburg; a daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Wise of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Rosina Mancuso Shelly of Ronks; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Calling at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison will begin today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. and continue until the funeral service at 12 noon. The Rev. Michelle Bartel will officiate.
Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Salvation Army or The Dream Factory.
On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.morgan-nay.com.


LaVERNE HARROD HUBBARD,, 91, Austin, died on Thursday, December 23, in Greenwood.
She was born in Ida Grove, Ia., and was one of the descendants of early Scott County pioneers. She received her bachelor degree in teaching at the old Indiana Central College and her master’s degree at Indiana University. She served as an elementary teacher in Austin, Scottsburg and Indianapolis for 37 years.
She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church in the Austin area and was also a very active member of the Scott County Historical Society, a Past Chapter Regent of the General Charles Scott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and Preservation Alliance Inc. and a past member of the Beta Sigma Chapter, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, of Austin.
Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Gilbert H. Hubbard of Jeffersonville and Gary S. Hubbard of Greenwood; a daughter, Lu Ann Miller of Greenwood; and six grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 28, at Scottsburg United Methodist Church.
Burial was in the austin Whitson Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be arranged through the staff of the Buchanan Funeral Home of Austin to benefit the American Cancer Society, Scott County Historical Society or Harrod Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JOHN W. RILEY,, 85, Austin, died on Thursday, December 23, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was born in Boonville, Ky., and was a retired employee of Arvin Industries in Columbus.
Survivors include three sons, Bradley Riley, Robert Riley and Johnny Riley, all of Austin; two daughters, Polly Margaret McIntosh of Jackson, Ky., and Evelyn Garcia of Austin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 28, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Harold White officiated.
Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin following military graveside honors conducted by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1083, Crothersville. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


LOUISE EDWARDS,, 75, Henryville, died on Friday, December 24, at her home.
A homemaker, she was born in Byrdstown, Tn.
Survivors include two daughters, Vicki L. Edwards and Debby A. Guernsey, both of Henryville; a sister, Dean Lindenmayer of Marysville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted on Sunday, December 26, at the Collins Funeral home in Scottsburg. Pastor David Guernsey officiated.
Cremation was requested. Burial will take place later in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Henryville.
Memorial contribution may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Hosparus. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.collins funeralhome.net.


SHERRILL LEE SMITH,, 75, died Friday, December 24, 2010 at Rolling Hills Healthcare.
He was born on January 18, 1935 to Curtis and Lila McClure Smith in Bethlehem, IN. He was a retired fork life driver for the old ICI Americas, an Army Veteran, and a member of the Community Presbyterian Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, LaVerne Goodwin and Onie Shepherd; brothers, Paul Smith and Jimmy Smith.
Survivors include his wife Loretta Dean Smith; sons, James Tracy Smith (Rachel) of Marysville, IN and Sherrill Lee Smith (Starr Tattersall) of Pinellas Park, FL; brother, Earl Smith; grandchildren, Brittany, Bradley, Levi, Courtney Smith; great grandchildren, Hayden Fust and Colten Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 2pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Barnes Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 11am to 8pm and after 9am on Wednesday.


RICHARD L. BURKE,, 69 of Charlestown died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born in Madison, to Helen Henry Burke and the late Carl Burke. He was a retired Millwright where he worked for 28 years at Rapid Industries in Louisville, KY.
He was an avid lover of American Saddlebred Horses which he raised, trained and showed for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Susan Burke, daughter; Gina Reynolds (Kevin) of Greenville, sons;  Jeff Burke ( Donna) of Sellersburg, and Mike Burke (Becky) of Jeffersonville, mother; Helen Burke of Charlestown, brother; Jim Burke (Nancy) of Charlestown, and grandchildren; Karla, Kyle and Kade Reynolds, Justin, Renee, Hayden, Aaron, Stephanie, Jared, Lori, Kearstie and Noah Burke, and 19 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.


JONATHAN C. SMITH,, 65, Georgetown, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was an employee of Tyson Food Company in Corydon and a member the Georgetown Christian Church.
He was born in New Albany.
His wife, the former Rebecca Miller, survives.
Other survivors include: his mother, Dorothy (Charles) Oakes; a son, Charles R. Smith; a daughter, Sherry L. Rorig; a brother, Albert Oakes; two sisters, Linda Quillen and Mary Hays; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 28 at the Love Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wolfe Cemetery.


ELISE IRENE STEWART,, 66, Borden, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at her residence.
She was a retired banker and a member of the Borden Church of Christ.
She was born July 29, 1944, to Norris Bodine and Hazel G. Blankenbaker Voyles.
On July 3, 1987, she married Barry Lee Stewart, who survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Stephen Keith (Jeanine) Jordan of Illinois; a sister, Joan (Jim) Dethy, Borden; and two grandchildren, Hannah and Megan Jordan, both of Illinois.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the Borden Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Bro. Scott Reeder officiating.
Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden.


EMIL E. STARK,, 69, of Borden, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 at Kindred Hospital of Louisville.
He was born on March 15, 1941 in Linton, Indiana, the son of the late Emil E. Stark, Sr. and WilmaDean Marcella (Watson) Stark. He was married on June 6, 1964 to the late Carolyn Lee (Sellers) Stark.
He was retired from Brown Forum of Louisville and Borden Tri County Water Department. He was active in several historical societies in southern Indiana.
Survivors include three sons, Emil E. (Heather) Stark III of Cincinnati, Jeremiah R. Stark of Borden, Greg (Christine) Stark of Louisville; two daughters, Leslie R. (Chris) Gertin of Borden and Robin Stark of Whitesville, KY; one sister, Barbara Bower of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were Monday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden. Burial followed at Walnut Hill Cemetery.


JOANNE STILLER,, 67, Floyds Knobs, died Tuesday, Dec. 14.
She was born Jan. 19, 1943 in Columbus, GA. She was a former rel estate agent and a homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Sunnyside Assembly of God church. In the past few years, she served each week as a counselor in her church's food pantry.
She is survived by her husbnand Martin B. Stiller. Other survivors include her daughter Laura Toon (Michael), Floyds Knobs a son, Jeff Stiller (LeaAnn), Floyds Knobs; brothers, Larry and Steve DeWitt; her sisters, Mary Mobley and Donna Lockhart; grandchildren Joshua and Jordan Toon; Emily and Ashton Stiller and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial to follow at the Sellersburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. Until time of service Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky.




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