Obituaries 5-19-16


Ruth Ann Read

Ruth Ann Whitney Read, 79, died on Monday, May 9th, 2016, in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Ruth entered this world on November 2nd, 1936, in Switzerland County. She was the daughter of Carl Whitney and Margaret Park Whitney.

She is survived by her loving husband Thomas Read who cared for her in her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Ruth is also survived by her children: John Stone, Susan Wells, Robin Whitley, Tiffany O’Connor, Jack Ryan Stone and her stepson Peyton Read and their families. She is also survived by her cousin Judy Kay Park McKee and Larry Marshall Park and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents: Clay and Gertrude Park; and her husband, Jack Stone.

No funeral arrangements are available at this time.

Fred Cuneo

Frederick Irvin “Fred” Cuneo, age 73, of Madison formerly of Moores Hill, Indiana, died on Thursday, May 12th, 2016, at 9:38 a.m. at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

Fred entered this life on July 1st, 1942 in Addyston, Ohio. He was the son of Harry Sr., and Lucille Seay Cuneo. He lived in Moores Hill most of his life and attended school there.

He served in the United States Army from 1963-1965.

He was united in marriage on August 5th, 1965 to Donna Homola and they would raise four daughters: Rena, Kim, Trudy, and JoAnna; and two sons: Christopher and Jody.

He was employed as a construction worker, bartender and the last 21 years of his employment was with Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Distillers in Lawrenceburg. He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church at Dillsboro and the American Legion Post in Dillsboro. Fred enjoyed fishing, hunting and anything that had to do with nature.

Fred will be missed by his loving daughters: JoAnna Baird of Madison; Rena Hamilton and her husband, Rodney of Dillsboro; Kimberly Cuneo and her companion, Robbie Flint of Madison; and Trudy Cuneo of Moores Hill; by his loving son: Jody Cuneo of Dillsboro; and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sisters: Faye Raisor of Milan and Joann Broadus of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Cuneo, Sr.; his mother, Lucille Seay Cuneo; his brothers: Harry Cuneo, Jr. and Fred Cuneo; his sisters: Norma Carrier, Doris Staulback, and Mary Frances Sturgeon Moore; and his son, Christopher Cuneo, who died on January 24th, 2015.

Memorial services will be conducted by Pastor Tom Holt at the Hope Baptist Church, 15593 U.S. Highway 50 in Dillsboro, at a date and time to be announced later.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is assisting the family.

Rosie Keck

Rosella M. (Greenwood) Keck, 92, of Osgood, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, May 15th, 2-16, at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.

Rosie was born December 1st, 1923 in Cross Plains, Indiana, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Ella Oliver Greenwood.  She grew up with her four brothers, who all preceded her in death.

Rosie married Eugene Keck on April 29th, 1939, and to their union two sons were born: Jerry E. and Ronald L. Keck.

Early in her work career,  Rosie worked as a server at the Evergreen Restaurant and then at the Dunbar & Bultman Dairy which had both been located in Osgood. She then became the owner and operator of a clothing store known as the “Little Folks Shop” from 1960-1964, in downtown Osgood.  She and her husband also owned and operated their school buses and drove for the Osgood school , which then became Jac-Cen-Del from the late 1950’s through the 70’s, and after doing this for 27 years she then retired.

Rosie was truly a workaholic throughout her career, but was also a mother who gave selflessly and endlessly to her children.  She was always extremely supportive and fair in raising her family.

Rosie was a past member of the Osgood Eastern Stars and the Osgood Methodist Church.  She enjoyed bowling and watching sports, and especially rooting for the Cincinnati Reds.

Rosie is survived by her son, Ronald, of Colorado; five grandchildren: Jerry L. Keck of Versailles; Cheryl Richmond of Versailles; Susann Abdon of near Fairview; Carole Current of near East Enterprise; and Jonathan Keck of Colorado; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Also surviving is a very special friend and her caregiver, Carrie Noble of Versailles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, who passed away in 2004; and her son, Jerry, who passed away in 2003.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19th, from 5-7 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral home, 306 S. Walnut Street in Osgood. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 20th, beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.

Memorials can be given to the Ripley County Humane Society or American Diabetes Association in care of Neal’s Funeral Home.