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Dolores M. "Do" Blank, 84 
Dolores M. "Do" Blank, 84, Batesville, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at Hospitality Hall in Batesville. 
Born Aug. 18, 1916 in Morris, she was the daughter of Charles and Florentine (Fahlbush) Bramlage. She married Edward J. Blank Jr. Aug. 13, 1941 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Morris and he preceded her in death April 21, 1985. 
She was a homemaker, and a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church. She was a member of Hillcrest Country Club, Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary and was also active in the Batesville Girl Scouts. 
She is survived by three daughters, Dana (Mrs. George S.) Row of Osgood, Ruth Ann (Mrs. Fred) Sheele of Batesville and Ms. Mary Lou Blank of Crown Point; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Dee Baker and one great grandson. 
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Farris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville with a 7 p.m. rosary. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Phi Beta Sorority Cancer Research Project, or to the Sisters of St. Francis.

David Lee Kellems, 47 
David Lee Kellems, 47, Waldron, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at his residence. 
Born March 2, 1955, in Batesville, he was the son of Hubert and Virginia (Vierling) Kellems, and his mother survives. 
He was a farmer and a laborer, working at Fischer Seeds and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. 
Besides his mother, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Bernice Vierling of Shelbyville; one daughter, Jodi Lynn Wickliff of Shelbyville; one brother, Dan Kellems of Shelbyville; one sister, Nancy Scudder of Shelbyville; three grandchildren; and four nephews. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service in Shelbyville. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Robert J. Gregory, 55 
Robert J. Gregory, 55, Greensburg, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 
Born Oct. 4, 1947, in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of Hobart and Josephine (Ponder) Gregory, both deceased. He married Linda Raver Dec. 5, 1969, in Adams, and she survives. 
A 1967 graduate of St. Paul High School, he worked in quality assurance for Delta Faucet and attended Springhill Presbyterian Church. 
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert Gregory Jr. of Fishers; two daughters, Amy Gregory of Muncie and Jeannie Bedel of Greensburg; three sisters, Dee Smith of Independence, Ky., Nancy Hubbard of Greensburg and Jean Sears of Joplin, Ala.; and two grandchildren. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Willis, Carl and Everett Gregory; and two sisters, Shirley Wisebrodt and Mary Edna Gregory. 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Springhill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David Crowley officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Ava Maria Dinn, 40 
Ava Maria Dinn, 40, Bloomington, died at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. 
Born March 19, 1962, in Hamilton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earl T. Halcomb and Mary Sue Pelfrey Welch of Columbus. 
She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Morgantown and worked for M.S.P. Inc. in Bloomington. 
Besides her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Casie Sue Dinn and Stacie Lucille Dinn of Nashville; and a sister, Cheryl Lynn Brewer of Scipio. 
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Vernon Jewell-Nick Rittman Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the funeral Monday.

Thelma N. Miller, 88 
Thelma N. Miller, 88, Rush County, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002 at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood. 
Born July 9, 1914 in Rush County, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary E. (Brown) Pate. She married John F. Miller on Dec. 24, 1938 and he preceded her in death. 
She was a farmer who owned and operated Miller's Grain and Livestock Farms. She was a member of the Homer Christian Church for 50 years and a graduate of the Indiana Business School. 
She is survived by one son, John R. Miller Sr. of Rush County; and two grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Burns Funeral Home in Milroy with the Rev. Don Heller officiating. Burial will follow in Hurst Cemetery in Rush County. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Kelly D. Russell, 41 
Kelly D. Russell, 41, Shelbyville, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, Shelbyville. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Richard J. Schwering, 72 
Richard J. Schwering, 72, Columbus, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. 
Born Dec. 23, 1930, in Decatur County, he was the son of Frank and Elizabeth R. (Schoettmer) Schwering. He married Helen M. Schroeder Nov. 24, 1955, and she survives. 
A Sandusky High School graduate, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War and was retired from Interstate Brands Trucking Co. of Columbus. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church of Columbus and the Bakers Confectionery and had coached, played and umpired for the Greensburg Softball Association. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ralph F. Schwering. 
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Fred Schwering of Westport and Chuck Schwering of Greensburg; three daughters, Brenda Wright of Greensburg, Debbie Wall of Osgood and Diane Jordan of Columbus; two brothers, Paul Schwering of Greensburg and Dale Schwering of Rushville; two sisters, Mary Catherine Schwering and Rosemary Wenning, both of Greensburg; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Steve Schaftlein officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the American Legion. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, with a Rosary service at 8 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Clifford H. Faurote, 91 
Clifford H. Faurote, 91, Columbus, died Saturday, June 21, 2003 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove. Funeral service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City with Jon Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Clarksburg Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the First United Methodist Church in Cambridge City, American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, Memorials & Tributes Program. 

Eulis Bedford Gibson, 79 
Eulis Bedford Gibson, 79, Greensburg, died at 1 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2003 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis. 
Born May 21, 1924 in Adair, Ky., he was the son of Ernest and Mary Lena (England) Gibson. He married Phebie M. Brown on April 3, 1943 in Metcalf, Ky., and she survives. 
He worked at Delta Faucet for 27 years and was owner/operator of Gibson's Car Wash and Laundromat for 25 years. 
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Tom and Jack Gibson, both of Indianapolis; three daughters, Linda (Robert D.) Clark and Imia (Robert E.) Clark and Pat Haley, all of Greensburg; two brothers, Kenneth Gibson of Louisville, Bill Gibson of Ft. Knox, Ky.; two sisters, Leoda Reese of Columbia, Ky., and Estaline Corbin of Milltown, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, L.W. Gibson, and a sister, Helen Diane Gibson. 
Funeral service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, with the Rev. David Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Gideons Bible service, Baptist church or St. Vincent's Hospital.

Edwin F. Schwendenmann, 88 
Edwin F. Schwendenmann, 88, Greensburg, died at 4:19 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003 at St. Anthony's Health Center, Lafayette. 
Born July 18, 1914 in St. Paul, he was the son of George and Agnes (Brown) Schwendenmann. He married Catherine Boone Aug. 16, 1936 in Greensburg, and she preceded him in death. 
Decatur County sheriff from 1971-1974, Indiana State Police trooper and captain of Railroad Police for Amtrak in Beech Grove, he had a radio show on WTRE and was a 1932 graduate of Greensburg High School. 
A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he performed in the choir for more than 70 years, he was past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus 1042, charter member of Greensburg Optimist Club, member of Greensburg Senior Citizens, Masonic Lodge 36, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and Greensburg Shrine Club and drove Shriner's Hospital van. 
He won the Respect for Law award in 1986, was named Optimist of the Year in 1999, won Area XI Older Hoosier in 1985 and was presented with the Distinguished Graduate Award from St. Mary's in 1994. 
He helped start Little League and school safety patrol in Greensburg in 1954. 
He is survived by two sons, Dan (Wanda) Schwendenmann of Cincinnati and Steve (Barb) Schwendenmann of Lafayette; one daughter, Carolyn (Gene) Brown of Monticello; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lloyd and a brother, Frank Schwendenmann. 
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greensburg, with the Revs. Mark O'Mara and Steve Schaftlein officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg, with Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's School, Decatur County Shrine Club transportation fund or Gibault Home for Boys.

Carol Ann C. Gauck, 75 
Carol Ann C. Gauck, 75, Batesville, died Saturday, June 21, 2003 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville. 
Born Feb. 14, 1928 in Batesville, she was the daughter of Stanley and Stella (Grieshop) Hoene. She married Arnold A. "Mandy" Gauck June 28, 1952 at St. Louis Church, Batesville, and he preceded her in death on April 26, 1996. 
A operator for the Batesville Telephone Company and clerk at Danners Dime Store before retirement, she was a member of the Knights of St. John Auxiliary and St. Louis Ladies Society. 
She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne M. Mehlon and Lynne A. Wonning, both of Batesville; three sons, Steven G. and Mark A. Gauck, both of Batesville, and Wayne G. Gauck of Indianapolis; two sisters, Marian Mollaun of Batesville and Jean Hortemiller of Pewaukee, Wis.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Jaclyn Hoene and Elvira Shaw. 
Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Batesville, with the Rev. Daniel Mahan officiating. Burial will follow in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Weigel Funeral Home, Batesville, with Rosary service at 5 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to Batesville Rescue 10 or the American Heart Association.

Mary C. Gasper, 95 
Mary C. Gasper, 95, North Vernon, died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at her home. 
Born Feb. 18, 1908 in Jennings County, she was the daughter of Frank and Lula (Hill) Walters. She married Herbert W. Gasper Oct. 2, 1928 and he preceded her in death Sept. 28, 1998. 
A homemaker and member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting and cooking. 
She is survived by three daughters, Frances Richart of Seymour, Agnes Bloemer of North Vernon and Theresa Phares of Fountaintown; two sons, Bernard and Leo Gasper, both of North Vernon; 26 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Lawrence, Clarence and Albert Walters, a sister, Florence Lay, and two grandchildren. 
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Rev. Ryan McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Vance-Fisher-Sawyer Funeral Chapel with Rosary service at 8 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to St. Anne's Cemetery endowment.

Ethel Lammerding, 95 
Ethel Lammerding, 95, Greensburg, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg. 
Born Aug. 29, 1907 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of John and Mary Alexander. She married Joseph Lammerding Jan. 26, 1929 in Greensburg and he preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1907. 
She was a bookkeeper at Lammerding Plumbing and Heating for more than 30 years, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. 
She is survived by a nephew, Charles Alexander of Shelbyville; a niece, Edna Fightmaster of Greensburg; a great-nephew; and two great-nieces. 
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Charles and Lewis Alexander, and two sisters, Mary Teiman of Lillie Goldschmidt. 
Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. 
Memorials may be made to Decatur County Hospice or the American Heart Association.

Sister Ann Manderscheidt, OSF 
Sister Ann Manderscheidt, OSF, 70, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at the Sisters of St. Francis Convent. 
Born July 7, 1932 in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna (Messinger) Manderscheidt. 
She entered the convent Sept. 7, 1952, and made final vows Aug. 12, 1958. She was a former teacher and librarian at eight Ohio schools and four Indiana schools, including St. Marys, Aurora. She served at Tender Mercies, Cincinnati, from 1985 to 1992 and was a bereavement counselor at Niehard Funeral Home, Cincinnati, in 1992. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1997. 
She is survived by two sisters, Fran Dooley of Cincinnati, and Betty Smith of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse Chapel. Funeral services will immediately follow with the Rev. Raymar Middendorf officiating. Burial is in St. Francis Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Convent. Arrangements were by Weigel Funeral Home.


 

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