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Beverley A. (Sandlin) Grant, 54, of Brookville, Ind. died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Ft. Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio.

Born March 5, 1957, in Hamilton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Carl Sandlin and Mildred (Tepker) Sandlin. On Jan. 18, 1975, she became the wife of Gary Grant, and he survives. She was currently employed at Valeo Corporation in Greensburg, Ind. In her leisure time, she cherished time spent with her family, especially her six grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers and her dogs Becca and Custer.

Besides Gary, her husband of over 37 years, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Nichole Grant of Laurel, Ind. and a daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Joe Anderson of Connersville, Ind.; six grandchildren, Austin, Rainie, Wiley, Andrew, Adam and Brodey; mother, Mildred Sandlin of Hamilton, Ohio; step-mother, Mary Lou Sandlin of Hamilton, Ohio; six sisters, Karen Snyder of Hamilton, Ohio, Lucille Arlinghaus of Villa Hills, Kentucky, Carol Dearth of Trenton, Ohio, Sylvia Shiveley of Batavia, Ohio, Paula Houston of Hamilton, Ohio and Brenda Sandlin of Trenton, Ohio; a brother, Robert Sandlin of Florida; as well as nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Sandlin; brother-in-law, Steve Shiveley; and a nephew, Adam Shiveley.

Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville IS in charge of the funeral Services that will be conducted on Thursday, March 1, 2012, 10:30 a.m., with burial following in Sims Cemetery in New Fairfield, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Franklin County E.M.S., Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department or the American Cancer Society.


Ricky Lee Couch, age 52, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Reid Hospital as a result of a 10 month battle with cancer.

Ricky was born March 15, 1959, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Charlie and Jeanette Hymer Couch of Brookville, Ind. He was a 1977 graduate of Brookville High School. Ricky was an employee of Masterbrand in Richmond for over 21 years. He was a devoted member of Christ United Church, also in Richmond.

Ricky leaves behind his loving wife, Analyn; daughter, Rachel Nichole of Richmond; his parents; brother, Ed (Nellie) Couch of Brookville; nephews, Kevin Couch and Jeremy Couch (Courtney) and their son, Tai, all of Louisville, Ky.

Visitation for Ricky Lee Couch will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Christ United Church, 3430 Backmeyer Road, Richmond, with the funeral service following at 12 p.m. Pastor Brett Karanovich will officiate. Burial will be in Earlham Cemetery. Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, is handling the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at


Gerald Lee Clevenger went home to rest with his Heavenly Father on February 11, 2012. He was surrounded by family and loved ones in his home in Crawfordville, FL. “Jerry” was born on November 8, 1948, in Connersville IN to Ruth and Norman Clevenger. Jerry was a 4th generation Master Carpenter and well remembered for his soft spoken and kind disposition. Jerry leaves behind his wife Sabinna (Hoyle), his mother Ruth, four children (Lisa and her husband Rich of West College Corner, Brian of Tallahassee FL, Jeremy and his wife Laura of Tallahassee FL and Benjamin and his wife Leah of Philadelphia PA), seven grandchildren (Christopher, Brandon, Zackary, Shealyn, Jackson, Anthony, Levi Shia), four brothers, (Dwayne, Dana, Greg and Jody all of Crawfordville FL.) one sister (Penny Sue of Brookville IN) and a large extended family. Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife Sharon Lynne Davis and his father Norman Clevenger. His life was already celebrated with friends and family on Saturday Feb. 11. Donations in remembrance of Jerry can be made to “Be The Solution, Inc.” at 850.545.2043 in line with Jerry and Sabinna’s love and passion for animals. Otherwise, plant a tree for homes of the future. Culley’s Meadow Wood Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

“Dad, your smile will live in our hearts forever.” - Lisa Anne Skwarczynski.

The Weaver

My life is but a weaving,

Between my Lord and me. I cannot choose the colors

He worketh steadily.

Oft times He weaveth sorrow

And I in foolish pride, Forget He sees the upper And I the underside.

The dark threads are as needful

In the weaver’s skillful hand

As the threads of gold & silver

In the pattern He has planned.

Not till the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly,

Shall God unroll the canvas

And explain the reason why.

--Author unknown

Poem dedicated by his loving wife.

(This is a paid obituary)


Clyde Burch, age 97 of Woodbine, GA, formerly of Liberty, IN, passed away on Monday February 27, 2012 at the Baptist Village Nursing Home in Waycross, GA. He had moved to Woodbine in 2009. Born on May 20, 1914 in Island City, Kentucky, he is the son of the late Jasper and Emily Oldham Burch. The family moved to Franklin County in 1919 and Clyde grew up on Yellow Bank Creek. He joined the US Army in 1940 and served in WWII as a Military Policeman until he was honorably discharged in 1945. After his military career he moved to Liberty. He was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church in Liberty and a member of the First Baptist Church in Woodbine. Clyde was a sheet metal worker at H.H. Robertson, retiring in 1979 after 33 years of service. In his spare time he enjoyed working on his farm, being outdoors and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Henderson Burch, who he married in 1944 at Ft. Devins, MA; a daughter, Lois Burch of Woodbine, GA; three sons and daughters in law, Bruce and Carol Burch of Rushville, Wayne and Kathy Burch of Connersville and Dean and Donna Burch of Crawfordsville; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by seven brothers, Arthur, Walter, Wilson, Tom, Claude, Leonard and Walker Burch; two sisters, Rhoda Burch and Mary Matthews; and six infant great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Maple Grove Baptist Church, 308 Meadow Lane, in Liberty on Monday March 5, 2012 at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dewey Hughes and Pastor Michael Null officiating. Friends and family may visit two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial with graveside military services will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Arrangements are under the care of Urban Winkler Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Woodbine, Building Fund, P. O. Box 269, Woodbine, GA 31569. To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit


Lois Ileen Buchholz, 82, formerly of Liberty, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the Knolls of Oxford.

On Dec. 24, 1929, Lois was born in Effingham, Illinois to Edward and Myrtle Blankenship. She was married to the Rev. William Buchholz on Oct. 26, 1956, and they moved to Liberty in 1974. Lois loved spending time with her grandchildren and was known for her cooking. In her free time, she enjoyed making quilt blocks.

Family includes three sons and their wives, John and Donna Buchholz of Richmond, Robert and Rozan Buchholz of Liberty, Ed and Marilynn Buchholz of Centerville; two daughters and their husbands, Alberta and Bob Simpson of Barnhill, Ill., Becky and Jim Flack of Shumway, Ill.; a sister, Joyce French of Effingham, Ill.; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; her caretakers and family at the Knolls of Oxford.

Preceding Lois in death are her parents husband; anda brother, Carl Blankenship; sister, Becky McPeak; and grandson, Jimmy Simpson.

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 27, 2012, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel in Liberty with Pastor Jeff Wolf of First Friends Meeting in Richmond officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Graveside services were conducted Tuesday in Mason Cemetery in Mason, Ill. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, visit


Eleanor I. Cheek, age 91, of Richmond, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, in Richmond.

Born July 12, 1920, in Liberty, Ind., to William Lorenzo “Rennie” and Delpha M. Shendler Borradaile, she lived in Union and Wayne counties most of her life. Eleanor graduated from Short High School in 1939. She and her husband, Harry, owned the West Side Soda Bar in Richmond from 1948 to 1953, and The Village Fountain in Liberty from 1970 to 1978. Eleanor was also a beautician and owned her own shop in the 1950’s.

Eleanor and Harry served in the Peace Corps in India and Israel from 1965 to 1967. She was a counselor for Youth Group from 1948 to 1965 and worked at Reid Hospital and Union County License Bureau. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Richmond.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Cheek of Richmond; daughter Michelle (Charles) Beard of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother, Earl (Jan) Borradaile of Davison, Mich.; four grandchildren, C. Michael Beard, Steven Beard and Lori (Rick) Walls of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Brian (Twana) Cheek of Centerville, Ind.; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Cheek, to whom she was married July 23, 1942, and died March 2006.

Eleanor’s body was donated to Indiana University Anatomical Education Program. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Richmond.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Gideon’s International for the Memorial Bible Fund, P.O. Box 1092, Richmond, IN 47375, or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201.


Alma A, Bruns, 92, of West College Corner, Ind. passed away Feb. 25, 2012, at the Knolls of Oxford. She was born in Franklin County, Ind. on April 21, 1919, to Conrad and Celia (Moorman) Schwegman. Alma was a member of St. Mary\\\'s Ladies Society.

Family includes her children, Vernon (Diana) Bruns, Marvin (Barbara) Bruns, and Darrell (Joanna) Bruns; grandchildren, Brandi, Annie (Aaron), Robbie (Logan) and Ben Bruns, David (Christina) and Robert Meredith; and great children, Madison, Allison and Ethan Meredith.

Alma was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Arnold Bruns; her parents; brothers, Edward, Lawrence, and Albert; sisters, Clara and Marie.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Ogle & Paul R. Young Funeral Home, Oxford, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Interment followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Ladies Society. Condolences may be sent to


Nancy C. Webb, age 71, of Liberty, died Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Sycamore Springs Healthcare Center in Liberty. Born October 5, 1940, at home in Fairfield, she was the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie (Huber) Apsley.

On May 9, 1959, she was married to Charles D. Webb in the Fairfield Methodist Church. She was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and was active in the EasterN Star for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Webb; a daughter, Rebecca (David) DeWitt of Waynesville, North Carolina; a son, Randy Webb of Dayton, Ohio; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jeannie Skinner, Marilyn Scaggs and Vivian Moles, all of Liberty, and Nedra Smith of Crestline, Ohio; and a brother, Alton Apsley of Palm Bay, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Apsley.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Cook Funeral Home in Brookville. Funeral services will begin at 5 p.m. following the visitation with Ned Noble, former pastor and family friend, officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the Union County High School Band in Liberty.


Bruce E. Toole, 83, passed away at his home on Feb. 20, 2012. He was born on March 6,1928, at home in Union County, to Robert E. and Ilda O.(Miller)Toole. He attended Union School in College Corner.

He worked most of his life as a TV repairman and at Bernie\\\'s Corner Store in W. College Corner. Bruce truly loved life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family, and had a deep devotion to his Bible. Bruce\\\'s special interests and hobbies included his love for flowers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Ilda O. Toole; a brother, Cloyd Toole; and a sister, Lois Stephen. He is survived by his sisters, Bernice Chewning and Norma J. Ward; one brother, Myron Toole; and many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be conducted for the family at a later time.

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