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John F. Cornett, 68, of Versailles

John F. Cornett, 68, of Versailles passed away at 4:38am, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born at Columbus on July 4, 1950 and was raised by his grandmother Sarah Coldiron.  Survivors include his companion Brenda Sanders; one son Jeff (Aimee) Cornett of Versailles; one daughter Jenna (Nathan) Homola of Holton; 11 grandchildren; three sisters Carol Sue Burnett of Columbus, Sharon Street of North Vernon, and Pam Trent of Greensburg; two aunts Jen Horner of Dayton, Ohio, and Irene Lewis of Booneville, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his uncles George and Taylor Coldiron, and his aunt Lurie Coldiron. Mr. Cornett attended Holton High School and upon its consolidation was a 1970 graduate of South Ripley High School. He was a veteran of the US Air Force where he served with the rank of Sergeant from 1972 to 1976. He spent 32 years as a tree trimming foreman with the Southeastern Indiana REMC in Osgood. John was a member of the Holton Christian Church, the Holton Masonic Lodge, and the Versailles American Legion. John’s wishes were to be cremated and a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 4pm to 7pm at the Holton Christian Church. Memorials may be given to the Tyson Activity Center in Versailles in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

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William W. Kemp, 74, of Osgood

William W. Kemp, 74, of Osgood passed away at 3pm on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Bethesda, Ohio on October 24, 1944 the son of E. W.  and Betty Good Kemp. He was married to Barbara Raney on December 29, 1993 and she survives. Other survivors include one son Bill Kemp of Osgood; one daughter Greta (David) Stover of Greensboro, Maryland; two step-sons James (Karen) Fye of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Brad (Tracy) Fye of Arnold, Maryland; two step-daughters Becky (Stan) Piernick, and Barbara (Randy) McCue both of New Braunfels, Texas; one grandson; Robert Stover and 20 step-grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother David (Sheila) Kemp of Barnesville, Ohio; one niece Delise (Scott) Simonton of Rittman, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Kemp was a 1963 graduate of Martin’s Ferry (Ohio) High School. He was also a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Technology as well as DeVry University. He was an electrical technician for Westinghouse in Glen Burnie, Maryland and while employed there his job also took him to Tehran, Iran. He retired from Northrop Grumman in 2003 after 36 years. Bill authored a book entitled “The Winged Warriors” and had done extensive genealogical work on the Kemp family.  He was also a HAM radio operator. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and wood carving. Bill was a member of the Tanglewood Baptist Church, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Hazen Masonic Lodge #251, and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Stephen Mullins of the Tanglewood Baptist Church officiating. The Osgood Masonic Lodge will conduct services at 6:45pm on Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 12th at 1pm at the Ebenezer Cemetery in Bethesda, Ohio with Pastor Ed Eberhart officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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Dale V. Young, 62, of Napoleon

Dale V. Young, 62, of Napoleon passed away at 10am, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at IU Health in Indianapolis. He was born at Greensburg on May 31, 1956 the son of Alfred and Rita Duerstock Young. He was married to Deborah Shafer on September 8, 1976 and she preceded him in death on February 1, 2008. He married Rebecca Underhill on August 5, 2011 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters Lisa (Steve) Ruble of Connersville, Melissa Pavy and Teresa Young both of Greensburg; two step-sons Levi Murphy and his companion Melissa Stusinsky of Winthrop, Washington, and Kyle (Jennifer) Murphy of Kokomo; one step-daughter Rochelle (Matthew) Vaughn of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; one brother Larry (Pam) Young of Napoleon; two sisters Janice (Kenny) Fry, and Nancy (Bob) Obermeyer both of Napoleon; his mother-in-law Joan Underhill of Greensburg; brothers-in-law Bill Underhill, Don (Denise) Underhill, and Rick (Julie) Underhill all of Greensburg, and Rob (Leigh) Underhill of Kentucky; sister-in-law Barb (Brian) Wonn of Urbana, Ohio;  He was also preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law Barry Pavy, and his nephew Brian Obermeyer. Mr. Young was a 1974 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. He was a 43 year employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg and was also a farmer. Dale’s hobbies consisted of visiting the area casinos, and searching out the small antique shops for a “good find”. He also collected and had acquired nearly 100 Budweiser beer steins. He especially enjoyed many family gatherings and time spent with his family.  Dale was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Tuesday, November 6th at St. John Catholic Church with Father John Geis officiating. Burial will be in the St. Maurice Cemetery in Napoleon. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on Monday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rosary services at 4:30. Memorials may be given to the St. John Catholic Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in care of the funeral home.

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