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Robert F. Kirschner

Robert F. “Red” Kirschner, age 88, of Batesville, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

Born June 4, 1924, in Franklin County, he was the son of Verena (nee: Roth) and Anthony Kirschner. He married the former Marjorie Laker on June 25, 1949, at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. Red served in the Army during World War II. Following the service, he spent the next 50 years farming in addition to working 13 years at Fernald and 10 years with Batesville Tool & Die. He was a member of St. Louis Church, the Knights of St. John, Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. Red had many interests, some of which included country music and movies, playing a banjo, antique tractors and steam engines, fishing, bowling, woodworking and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two daughters, Elaine Wirth and Brenda Graham, both of Batesville; four sons, Marvin of Hamburg, James and Roger, both of Batesville, and Kevin of Sunman; one sister, Anna Mae Feller of Brookville; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Kramer; and brothers, Harold, Paul and Raymond Kirschner.

The Reverend Randy Summers officiated the funeral on Saturday morning, August 11, at St. Louis Church in Batesville. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183 and the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271. His family requests memorials go to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research or the National Kidney Foundation. Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of the arrangements.

James B. Losekamp

James B. Losekamp, age 86, of West Harrison, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012, at his home.

Born June 6, 1926, in Harrison, Ohio, he was the son of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Knuf) Losekamp. The lifelong farmer and Army veteran married Charlotte Sauerland on August 2, 1952, at St. John the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, Steve (Ruthann) Losekamp, Patty (Bob) Minges, Mike Losekamp and Lisa (Bill) Roell; several grandchildren; one sister, Alma Lewe of Harrison, Ohio; two brothers, John (Millie) Losekamp of Harrison, Ohio, and William “Bill” Losekamp of West Harrison; and one sister-in-law, Marianne (Late Robert) Losekamp of West Harrison.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Losekamp, on April 30, 2011.

Mass of Christian burial was conducted on Monday morning, August 13, at St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison, Ohio, with Father Jeffrey M. Kemper officiating. Burial followed in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Jackman-Kercheval-Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to St. John the Baptist, in care of the funeral home.

Rita Joan Lykins

Rita Joan Lykins, age 49, of Sunman, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012, at her home.

She was born June 22, 1963, in Greenville, Ohio, to Carl Emerson and Maxine Marie Jordan Wright. She married David C. Lykins on October 2, 2010, and he survives.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Maxine Jordan; two sons, Jeffrey Fourman and Adrian White; one daughter, Rachel White; three brothers, Kenneth, Bud and Darrell Wright; and four sisters, Rebecca Sleppy, Rose Wright, Reba Pitsenbarger and Renee Hubler.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Wright.

Private family funeral services were held. Neal\\\'s Funeral Home in Osgood handled the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Pauline Boots Pigmon

Pauline Boots Pigmon, age 86, of Batesville, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at her son\\\'s home in Batesville.

Born on February 24, 1926, in Corbin Glow, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Desta Back. She married Eather Pigmon, in Cincinnati, Ohio, who died in March 1985. Pauline was a member of the Batesville Baptist Church and was the last of the founding members of that church. She retired from Batesville Casket Company after working there for many years.

Surviving are her children, E. Edward Pigmon, Tim P. Pigmon (Carolyn) and Harry R. Pigmon (Gwendola); six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Desta Pigmon; a son, Vernon Dale Pigmon; and five brothers and sisters.

The funeral was conducted on Friday morning, August 10, at the Batesville Baptist Church, located on State Road 229. Pastor Roger Bates officiated. She was laid to rest in Rossburg Cemetery, located in New Point. Memorials may be directed to the Batesville Baptist Church. Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville assisted her family with arrangements.

William Pennington

William “Nick” Pennington, age 79 of Brookville, died suddenly on Saturday, August 11, 2012. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Pennington; four sons, Bill (Terri) Pennington of Oxford, Ohio, Joe (Darlene) Pennington of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Paul (Cindy) Pennington and Nickulas Pennington, all of Brookville; three stepchildren; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

David Lee Verbryke

David Lee Verbryke, age 24, of Metamora, died Saturday, August 11, 2012, at his residence.

Born April 5, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of James E. and Karen Sue Rosselot-Verbryke. He attended St. Michael Catholic School in Brookville and was a graduate of the Oldenburg Academy in Oldenburg where he was an honor student. He was a member of the Presidential Scholars Program, which is one of the nation\'s highest honors for top high school students. He was awarded an invitation to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009, but due to health issues, was unable to attend. David was a member of St. Mary of the Rock Catholic Church, as well as the Redman Lodge. He was a former member of the Franklin County 4-H Mustangers. David had a great love of Franklin County and was also involved in other community service work.

Besides his parents, Jim and Karen Sue Rosselot-Verbryke, survivors include a brother, Jeremy William Rosselot-Merritt of Cincinnati, Ohio; and maternal grandparents, Ronald Gerald and Betty (Wilson) Smith of Sharonville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Patricia and James E. Verbryke M.D.; maternal grandfather, William Frank Rosselot; an aunt, Mary Alice Verbryke; and an uncle, Michael Reginald Rosselot.

Rev. William Louis Verbryke S.J. will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Rock Catholic Church, 17440 St. Mary\'s Road, Batesville. Burial will then follow in the church cemetery.

Family and friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, at the church prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County Humane Society or the Sister Dominica Doyle Scholarship Fund through the Franklin County Community Foundation. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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