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Tammy J. Pickett, 59, of Olean

Tammy J. Pickett, 59, of Olean passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 near Shelbyville as a result of a car accident. She was born in Cincinnati on May 10, 1959 the daughter of Ernest and Barbara Loos Clift. She was married to Richard Pickett on June 30, 1984 and he survives. Other survivors include one son Bill (Kellie) Pickett of Omaha, Nebraska; one step-son Jeff Pickett of Indianapolis; one step-daughter Jennifer Pickett (Jeff) Smith of Versailles; two grandsons Brayden and Tanner Pickett; five step-grandchildren; her mother-in-law Ruth Pickett of Correct; two brothers Ernest (Tina) Clift, Jr. of Osgood, and Ben (Cami) Clift of Columbus; four sisters Rita Seaver of Batesville, Sheila (Harris) Osoffsky of Louisville, Kentucky, Kathy Clift of Greenwood, and Molly Manis of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Pickett was a 1977 graduate of South Ripley High School. She was a 30 year employee of GECOM in Greensburg where she worked  in assembly. She had also been an employee of the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood and the Hanging Tree Restaurant in Versailles. Tammy enjoyed visiting the casinos, cooking, shopping, and tending to her flowers and garden. Funeral services for Tammy will be held on Monday, December 10th at 10am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor LaJoe Dunbar of the Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Ripley County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

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Thelma J. Knowlton, 93, of Milan

Thelma J. Knowlton, 93, of Milan passed away at 2:35am, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Pellyton in Adair County, Kentucky on March 13, 1925 the daughter of Millard and Lola Taylor. She was married to Walter Knowlton and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2001. Survivors include one son Bruce (Darlene) Knowlton of Milan; one daughter Malena (Jim) Lovins also of Milan; two sisters Mildred Kilby of Cincinnati, and Beverly Wilson of Batesville; 4 grandsons and 9 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by her daughter Marsha Lee Acra, grandsons Gregg Knowlton and Wes Lovins,  her great-granddaughter McKayla Acra, and her brother Millard “Buddy” Taylor.  Mrs. Knowlton was a 1944 graduate of Napoleon High School and worked for several years as an aid at the Milan Nursing Home. Thelma enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren through her long blessed life. Funeral services for Thelma will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 12 pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Rev. Don Buck officiating. Burial will be in the Old Milan Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the activity fund at Ripley Crossing or the Delaware Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

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Arthur L. Swingle, 86, of Versailles

Arthur L. Swingle, 86, of Versailles passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born at Milan on March 27, 1932 the son of Harry and Viola Barth Swingle. He was married to Partha Lou Benham on December 14, 1963 and she preceded him in death on February 10, 2018. Survivors include one son Duane (Christy) Swingle of Sunman, and 3 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Glen Swingle. Mr. Swingle was a 1951 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He served in the US Army and was discharged as a Sp. 4 on October 31, 1962. Arthur was employed with Delta Faucet in Greensburg for 39 years and retired there as a foreman. His main love as an occupation though was being a farmer and tending to his cattle. In his spare time he was an avid bowler and he and Partha participated in league play in Versailles. Arthur was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 7th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery at Olean with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will also be on Friday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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