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Wilma Julia Peetz, 78
Wilma Julia Peetz, 78, of Osgood died Thursday, March 2, 2000, in Indianapolis. 
The daughter of the late William and Mary Catherine (Brunner) Wagner was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Ripley County. She married Merle Louis Peetz Jan. 7, 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1995. 
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, Napoleon.
Survivors include one daughter: Joan Menchhofer of Osgood; one son: Andrew Peetz of Osgood; four brothers: Richard, Cletus, and William Wagner of Osgood and Donald Wagner of Greenwood; one sister: Burdella Brancamp of Greensburg and four grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Paul and Maurice Wagner; one sister: Iona Wagner and one granddaughter: Laura Ann Peetz. 
Visitation and a rosary service were Monday, March 6 at Neal's Funeral Home, Osgood. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 at St. Maurice Catholic Church with the Rev. William Ripperger officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Maurice Catholic Church Building Fund. 

Richard Eugene Thompson Jr., 61
Richard Eugene Thompson Jr., 61, of Milan died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital. 
Thompson was born in Cincinnati to Richard E. Thompson Sr. and Virginia Laura (Akins) Thompson Dec. 11, 1938. He married Carole Ann (Klumpp) Thompson March 29, 1963, and she survives. 
In addition to his wife, the retired store owner is survived by two sons: Richard E. Thompson III of Milan and Jeffrey Thompson of Cheyenne, Wyo.; four daughters: Tracey Ridner, Dawn Arthur, Shannan Fraasman and Heather McConnell of Milan; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers: James and Donald Thompson.
Visitation was Saturday, March 2, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan. Funeral services immediately followed with the Rev. Harris Long officiating. Burial was in New Craven Cemetery, Milan. Memorials may be made to Rescue 30, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. 

Frances L. Meer, 98
Frances L. Meer, 98, of Cincinnati, formerly of Oldenburg, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Clovernook Care Center, North College Hill, Ohio. 
She was born Jan. 30, 1902, in Oldenburg, the daughter of Bernard and Julie (Dierkes) Meer. They preceded her in death. 
Meer was a retired seamstress from Brunswick/McGregor Sporting Goods Manufacturer.
Survivors include one brother: Joseph Meer of Brookville and nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Monday, March 6, at Holy Family Church, Oldenburg. Funeral Mass immediately followed. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Rebold Funeral Home, Cincinnati, was in charge of the arrangements.

Milton Conner Hutson, 83
Milton Conner Hutson, 83, of Sunman died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at home. 
The son of the late Conner and Rosa (Bultman) Hutson was born near Spades Feb. 21, 1917. He married Doris (Wiedeman) Hutson Aug. 25, 1951, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Penntown, and she survives. 
Hutson was retired after 21 years of employment with Hillenbrand Industries, and was currently employed by Sunman IGA. The World War II Army veteran was a member of American Legion Post 337 of Sunman and was a lifetime member of St. John's United Church of Christ. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter: Jenny Barnhart of Sunman; one son: Jody Hutson of Dover; one sister: Ida Hutson of Hartford City; one brother: Cecil Hutson of Richmond; and four grandchildren: Ronnie and Rochelle Barnhart and Jared and Brett Hutson. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Visitation was Sunday, March 5, at Cook Funeral Home. Funeral services were Monday, March 6, at St. John's United Church of Christ with the Rev. Judith P. Doll officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 337. Memorials may be made to St. John's Capital Building Fund or Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital. 

James W. Gordon, 37
James W. Gordon, 37, of Evansville, formerly of Metamora, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at home.
Gordon was born Sept. 25, 1962, in Rushville, the son of Melba Jane Gordon. He married Paula (Dunning) Gordon, and she survives. 
The 1981 graduate of Brookville High School served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Dec. 1981 through Jan. 1992. He was a semi tractor-trailer owner and operator. 
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother: Melba (Gordon) Truitt of Evansville; one daughter: Melanie Gordon of Ratcliff, Ky.; one sister: Jane (Gordon) Downard of Everton; two brothers: Thomas Truitt of Jacksonville, N.C. and Timothy Truitt of Evansville and two grandparents: William and Viola (Alter) Gordon of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Metamora. 
Visitation was Sunday, March 5, at Cook Funeral Home, Brookville. Following cremation, additional services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to a scholarship fund for Melanie Gordon or to the donor's choice. 

Rheba Parmer, 90
Rheba Parmer, 90, of Greensburg died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in New Salem, April 8, 1909, to James Kemper Sr. and Cella (Campbell) Kemper. She was married to Bertis Parmer Aug. 9, 1930, in Greenfield, and he preceded her in death Jan. 23, 2000. 
The homemaker was a graduate of New Point High School and was a member of New Point Christian Church. 
Survivors include two daughters: Janet Maple and Doris Ann Fields of Greensburg; one son: Richard Parmer of Edinburg; one brother: James Kemper Jr. of Fairland; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Charles, Robert and Mervin Kemper and two sisters: Beulah Louden and Hilda Kleiman. 
Visitation was Monday, March 6, at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, Greensburg. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the funeral home with the Revs. Mark Vice and Mike Fields officiating. Burial will be in Rossburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to New Point Christian Church.


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