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Mary F. Ensminger, 76, of Versailles

 Mary F. Ensminger, 76, of Versailles passed away at 12:30pm, Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born on May 13, 1943 the daughter of Fred and Ethel Busch Ensminger. Mary’s father was a pilot in WWII and was killed near New Guinea during the war so she never got to see her Dad. On October 22, 1948 her mother married Henry Stegemoller and Mary was blessed with two brothers, Alan Stegemoller of North Venice, Florida, and Jerry (Joye) Stegemoller of Cincinnati, and also a niece and nephew. Mary was a 1961 graduate of Versailles High School and attended Indiana University. She was disabled and after the death of her mother on December 27, 2015 she became a resident of the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Mary was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will also be on Tuesday and will be held at the church beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to the church or cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

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Curtis A. Sebree, 88, of Madison

Curtis A. Sebree, 88, of Madison passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was born near Lawrenceburg on December 24, 1930 the son of William and Mandy Beach Sebree. He was married to Mary Richardson on April 11, 1959 and his wife of 60 years survives. Other survivors include one daughter Brenda Hayes of Edmond, Oklahoma; two grandchildren Joshua Hayes and Sasha Hayes also of Edmond; five great-grandchildren; two brothers Junior (Barb) Sebree of Kearney, Nebraska, and Earl (Freda) Sebree of Rexville. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles, Bobby, James, Albert, Jack, Frank, and Joseph Sebree, and his sisters Carolyn and Ressie Sebree, Betty Lou Wood, Evaline Rassman, and Bertha Carter. Mr. Sebree was a former employee of US Waste Material in Lawrenceburg, and for 31 years worked as an encapsulator, assembling oil well motors for underwater drilling for Byron & Jackson in Lawrenceburg. When the company moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma he and Mary also moved with his job. Curtis was a Coca-Cola memorabilia collector and belonged to the Coca-Cola Clan. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, going to flea markets, and all sports, especially following the Reds. Curtis was a member of the Shelby Christian Church. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 17th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dwayne Barrows officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation will also be on Thursday beginning at 9:30am. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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 Donna Jo (Bonfer) Lafary, 86, of Versailles

Donna Jo (Bonfer) Lafary, 86, of Versailles passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at her home. She was born in the Versailles area on April 11, 1933, the daughter of Lane and Amy Louella (Greenwood) Bonfer. She was married to Robert E. Lafary Sr. on July 8, 1950 and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1995. Other survivors include one daughter, Lisa (Butch) Allee of Versailles, daughter-in-law Kris Lafary of Versailles; grandchildren Amy Jo Lafary of Champaign, Illinois, Dustin (Kristin) Allee, Dane (Jody) Allee, Shannon (Kenny) Benham, Rob Lafary and Faith Lafary, all of Versailles; great-grandchildren Tyler, Tayler and Allee Benham, Emma Heidt, Ella and Ava Allee and Lane Allee. She is also survived by her friend, Lorenzo Gonzalez. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert E. Lafary Jr. Mrs. Lafary attended Versailles High School and received her diploma from South Ripley High School in 1968. Donna Jo was best known for serving the town of Versailles in the restaurant business. For 35 years, Donna Jo and Robert Sr. operated restaurants, starting as part owners of the White Pine restaurant before taking over as owners of the Colonial Cottage. In 1977, the couple took over the Malt Bar which became known as Lafary's Restaurant and operated it until 1991. In later years, Mrs. Lafary was employed by Bovard's Funeral Home, the Southeastern Career Center and was a long-time employee of Hardy Insurance in Versailles. She was also a member of the Versailles Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 16th at 11 am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Rick Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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