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 Wilma Sue Bates, 60, of Osgood

Wilma Sue Bates, 60, of Osgood passed away at 5am, Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. She was born in Chicago on July 17, 1957 the daughter of Paul and Grace Eversole Turner. She was married to Bruce Bates on March 7, 2014 and he survives. Other survivors include two daughters Rhonda (Donald) Clark, and Pamela DeWitt both of Versailles; one step-son Chris (Amanda) Bates of Greensburg; two step-daughters Amanda Bates of Westmoreland, Tennessee, and Brandy (Donald) Howington of Sunman; 8 grandchildren, and 10 step-grandchildren; one brother Arlie Turner of Milan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Bates was a 1975 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. She was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and worked at Deoful in Sunman as a packer for 21 years. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 21st at 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Ray West officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donorís choice in care of the funeral home.

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Darla Kay Jacobs, 54, of Versailles

 

Darla Kay Jacobs, 54, of Versailles passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at her home. She was born at the Kingís Daughters Hospital in Madison on September 20, 1963 the daughter of Glenn and Alethea Werner Jacobs. Survivors include her mother Alethea Jacobs of Versailles; three sisters Debbie Tewmey of Versailles, Denise Jacobs of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and DeeAnn Jacobs of Indianapolis; her aunt and Godmother Marilyn Werner of Cincinnati, and her aunt Janice May of Indianapolis; her cousins Randy May of Cape Town, South Africa, and Natalie (Scott) Ebaugh of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her father, and her grandparents Melvin and Irene Jacobs and Martin and Aurelia Werner. Ms. Jacobs was a 1981 graduate of South Ripley High School where she represented the Raiders on numerous athletic teams and in the marching band. She received her Bachelorís Degree in Elementary Education in 1985 from Ball State University and her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University in 1990. Darla taught at the Dillsboro Elementary School for 31 years and coached basketball and volleyball for the Bulldogs. She enjoyed playing softball and golf with her family and friends, family game nights, and camping outings. She was an avid fan of IU basketball, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Cincinnati Reds. Darla was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean where she was co-leader of the Luther League for several years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 11am the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Dillsboro Elementary School or St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

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 Robert E. Robbins, 74, of Napoleon

Robert E. Robbins, 74, of Napoleon passed away at 10pm, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home. He was born at Batesville on May 12, 1944 the son of Earl and Mary Sumner Robbins. He was married to Evelyn Craft Bultman on December 27, 2006 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Robert E. Robbins, Jr. of Indianapolis, and Michael Robbins of Milan; one daughter Sue Ann Thompson of Milan; one step-son Danial (Trina) Bultman of Napoleon; 4 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and 5 step-grandchildren; four sisters Helen (Sonny) Miller of Greensburg, Dot Huber of Penntown, Marsha (Kenny) Adams of Napoleon, and  Jeanie Coy of Michigan. Mr. Robbins was a 1963 graduate of Sunman High School. He worked as a machinist for Hil-Rom in Batesville for 42 years retiring in 2005. Robertís wishes were to be cremated and there will be no services. The Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is in charge of arrangements.

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