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 Patsy F. Holdsworth, 74, of Versailles

 Patsy F. Holdsworth, 74, of Versailles passed away at 9:45pm, Monday, June 17, 2019 at Aspen Place in Greensburg. She was born in Richmond, Kentucky on October 6, 1944 the daughter of Hosea and Thelma Scott Wilson. She was married to Gary Holdsworth on April 9, 1966 and her husband of 53 years survives. Other survivors include two sons Scott (Kara) Holdsworth of Greensburg, and Brian (Stacy) Holdsworth of Zionsville; four grandchildren Jocelyn, Braden, Macy, and Chancey Holdsworth; one step-grandson Brandon (Lindsey) Seabolt of Versailles; three step-great-grandchildren Addison, Kamryn, and Cooper Seabolt. She was preceded in death by her son Barry Holdsworth, her parents, and her brother Keith Wilson. Mrs. Holdsworth was a 1962 graduate of the Owsley County High School in Booneville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelors degree in music education in 1966 from Eastern Kentucky University and in 1968 received her Masters degree in music education from Eastern Kentucky. Mrs. Holdsworth began her teaching career in 1966 teaching music at the Grant County (Ky.) Elementary School. In 1967 she and Mr. Holdsworth moved to Versailles and embarked on a music teaching career at South Ripley that spanned over 30 years. Whether at home, church, or school, she and Gary were always a team. In her early years at South Ripley she taught music to all 12 grades and also taught English. Upon her retirement in 1999 she continued to share her gift of music sub teaching at Jennings County, Milan, South Decatur, and also returning to South Ripley. One of her proudest accomplishments at South Ripley was establishing the Young Confederates, a singing group which recently celebrated 50 years. Mrs. Holdsworth was named Teacher of the Year on two different occasions during her tenure at South Ripley. Mrs. Holdsworth was a 52 year member of the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles where she served as pianist and also in several other capacities, including serving as state president of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the Ripley County Retired Teachers Association, Tri-Kappa, and Delta Kappa Gamma, a national teacher’s sorority who named her their Statewide Woman of the Year in 2018. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at 10am at  South Ripley High School in Versailles with Lay Speaker Paula Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Friday from 3pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9am until time of services Saturday at the school. Memorials may be given to the Holdsworth Music Scholarship or the Indiana Chapter of the ALS Foundation in care of the funeral home.

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Sharon Rees, 67, of Holton  

Sharon Rees, 67, of Holton passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on March 16, 1952 the daughter of Cecil and Thelma Byrd Kelly.  She was married to Steve Rees on March 27, 1970 and he survives. Other survivors include one son Brian Rees of Holton; one daughter Tammy (Jeff) Wilson of Butlerville; 5 grandchildren Caitlynn Rees and Joey Rees of Holton, Ceara (Layton) Brandenburg of Franklin, and Sydney Burnett and Lanie Wilson of Butlerville; two brothers Ernie (Ellen) Kelly of Beaumont, California, and Arthur Kelly of Napoleon; one sister Carol Taylor of Holton. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Rees attended the Holton school and was a 1970 graduate of South Ripley High School. She was former employee of the Jennings County Hospital and the Holton Food Mart, a business that she and Steve later owned and operated. Sharon was a caregiver for her family and especially enjoyed caring for her grandchildren. Her spare time also found her enjoying herself at some of the area casinos. Funeral services for Sharon will be held on Monday, June 17th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dwight Roark officiating. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion or the Holton Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

 

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Karen L. Rohlfing, 61, of Napoleon

Karen L. Rohlfing, 61, of Napoleon passed away at 5:30pm, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 1, 1958 the daughter of Maurice and Patricia Stephens Meyers. She was married to Nick Rohlfing on September 23, 1978 and he survives. Other survivors include one son Kent (Kim) Rohlfing of Ft. Myers, Florida; one daughter Abby (Luke) Arnold of Greenwood; one granddaughter Charlotte Arnold; her parents Maurice and Patricia Meyers of Osgood; father-in-law Howard Rohlfing of Napoleon; one brother William (Annie) Meyers of Fishers; two sisters Diane McKinney of Greensburg, and Joan (Paul) Grady of Midland, Michigan, and 13 nieces and nephews; her brother-in-law Tracy (Beth) Rohlfing of Batesville; sister-in-law Barbara Tackett of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law Sidney Rohlfing. Mrs. Rohlfing was a 1976 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. She was a 43 year employee of the Napoleon State Bank and was currently serving as clerk-treasurer for the Town of Napoleon, a position she had held for over 30 years. Karen had also served as a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics for over 20 years. She was an avid IU fan, but the light of her life was being grandma to “Charlee” and also spending time with her large family. Growing up Karen attended the Mud Pike Baptist Church and was currently a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Saturday, June 8th at the St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Jack Dixon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3pm to 8pm on Friday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9:30am until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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