Obituaries week of 1/4/07

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Kenneth W. McClurg

Kenneth W. McClurg, 69, of near Quercus Grove, passed away Wednesday, December 27th, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born March 4th, 1937, in Rushville, the son of Joseph and Viney (Griffin) McClurg. He was a graduate of Vevay High School in 1955. He was a truck driver for Southwest Water in Harrison, Ohio, and was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 59.
Survivors include his companion, Audrey Scudder and family of Rising Sun; his son, Kenneth W. McClurg, Jr., and wife Jenny of Fairview; his daughters, Kathleen Nail of Indianapolis and Charlene Rowlett and husband Dennis of Moorefield; his brother, Virgil “Buster” McClurg of Decatur; his sister, Patricia “Sis” Hill and husband Wayne of New Palestine; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in East View Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial contributions may be made to Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department, Posey Township First Response, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Gerald Dilts

Gerald Owen Dilts, 67, of Patriot, passed away Wednesday, December 27th, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born July 15th, 1939, in Patriot, the son of Otis and Beatrice (Stockdale) Dilts. He was employed with Local 372 as a union iron worker in Cincinnati. He was a member of Hartford Masonic Lodge No. 151. He raised and loved animals.
Survivors include his sons, Rick Dilts of Lawrenceburg, Mike Dilts of Patriot, and Kevin Dilts and wife Chrissta of Rising Sun; his daughter, Crystal McCloud and husband Dean of Dillsboro; his brother, Gayle Dilts and wife Joy of Cincinnati; his sisters, Bonnie Gray of Florence, Kentucky and Imogene Marsh of Addyston, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Don Dilts; and his sisters, Audrey Horton and Ruth Peters.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 31st, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in East View Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mildred Brawner

Mildred Ringwald Brawner, 92, of Madison, formerly of Canaan, passed away Saturday, December 30th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born January 1st, 1914, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Albert and Frances Heitz Ringwald, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Jefferson County all her life and was a 1932 graduate of North Madison High School. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in China for many years until it closed in 1993, and is now the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison.
She was united in marriage May 23rd, 1934, at St. Patrick Rectory to Cecil Brawner, who died November 17th, 1982. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
She was employed as a seamstress at the Madison State Hospital for 12 years and also helped her husband with the farming. Earlier in life she worked as a cook at the Clifty Inn for numerous years. She also had operated the County Home with her late husband for four years. For many years they were foster parents for eight children. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking. She loved to play bingo and enjoyed the music at the nursing home and reciting the Rosary.
Survivors include her son, Larry Brawner of Canaan; her daughter, Carolyn Brawner of Madison; her sister, Norma Sommer of Madison; her grandchildren, Mike and Becky Brawner of Madison, David and Jessica Brawner of Madison, Missy and Robin Demaree of Canaan; her great-grandchildren, John, Steve, Lisa, Alyssa, Travis, Katie, Clay and Seth; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Edith Thomas; her daughter-in-law, Bev Brawner on August 16th, 1993; and her foster son, Ricky in 1952.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 3rd, by Reverend John A. Meyer at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel in Madison. Burial was in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in China. The Rosary was recited Tuesday evening at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the China Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Roy T. Miles

Roy T. Miles, 85, of Sanders, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, January 2nd, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born November 21st, 1921, in Owen County, Kentucky, the son of Tony and Sylvia (Morgan) Miles. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired farmer and was a member of Jordan Baptist Church. He was a founding member of the Pioneer Power Tractor Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Miles; his daughter, Wanda G. Raisor of Sanders, Kentucky; his sons, Calvin R. Miles of Ghent, Kentucky and Randal D. Miles of Sanders; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Dolly Miles, Anna Perry and Naomi Miles; his brother, Luther Miles; and his grandsons, Christopher Alan Miles and Matthew Lewis Miles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, January 5th, by Reverend John Collett at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jordan Baptist Church or the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.