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July 6, 2017 • Obituaries
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Robert Edward Newman

A memorial celebration of life for Robert Edward Newman, age 91, will be held Saturday, July 8 at 3 p.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, with doors opening at 2:00 p.m. and burial following at Tanglewood Cemetery near Versailles.

Bob, formerly of Osgood, passed away at Ft. Pierce, Florida on December 27, 2016. He was born July 8, 1925 in West Virginia, the 8th child of the late Pearl S. and Laveda A. Logue Newman. Due to extenuating circumstances, when Bob was just one year old, Melvin and Beatrice Baird took Bob as their very own to raise and moved to St. Louis, Missouri. When he was around 14 years old, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio to be with his sister Norma.

At age 17, he joined the US Navy and served his country. After serving his country, he came back to his roots in West Virginia. There he met his wife, Virginia Mae Pittman and they were united in marriage on March 20, 1947 near Charleston, WV. They were blessed with four children. After a 57-year marriage, she preceded him in death October 25, 2005. Bob embodied a true entrepreneurial spirit! In the beginning of their marriage, they moved to Detroit, MI where he started his own business as a building contractor along with working for Ford Motor Company. He was involved in many capacities of building from pouring concrete, electrical work, construction and sewer man holes. He steadily climbed the ladder in business when in 1959 he was given a contract in Speedway to put in all the sewer work for Speedway Shopping Center. After purchasing a farm in Zionsville he built a horse barn and show arena and bought and sold horses. He later became a real estate agent in Brownsburg, IN and in the 1980’s he and his son, Sidney were involved in the lumber business in Bridgeport. Finally in 2001 he retired, and Bob and Virginia moved to Osgood. Sadly after his wife’s passing, he decided to live his life to the fullest and traveled to many places in the world always accompanied with a different family member. Some of those places included, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Panama Canal, Budapest, Hungary and a cruise on the Baltic Sea! His favorite of all was St. Petersburg, Russia. As a father, he tried to instill strong work ethics and values in his children, stating, “He wanted to teach them to be tough, because you don’t get nothing for free in this world!”

Survivors include sons: Melvin T. of Fort Pierce, FL, and Sidney E. (Pam) Newman of Wanamaker; daughter, Joyce F. (Tom) Greene of Greencastle; eight grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Valerie Sue Benham in 2011 and his wife, Virginia in 2005; brothers, Elmer, Earl, Denver and Bill; sisters, Merle Hodges, Norma Catz and Byrel Ferrari.

Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, is entrusted with arrangements.

Mark Grossman

Mark Grossman, 58, of Versailles, passed away at 3:25 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. He was born at Connersville on August 21, 1958, the son of Ray and Dorothy Henneke Grossman. He was married to Paula Whitaker on October 31, 1986 and she survives.

Other survivors include his mother Dorothy of Olympia, Washington; three sons, Steven Grossman and his companion Devin of Madison, Whitaker (Kasey) Grossman of Dayton, Ohio, and Zach Grossman and his companion Eva Grigsby of Benham; one grandson, Dalton Grossman, one granddaughter, Ahlanie Grossman; two brothers, Tony (Lisa) Grossman of Versailles, and Hap Clemons and Robert of Olympia, Washington. He was preceded in death by his father and his granddaughter Annabella Montgomery.

Mr. Grossman was a 1976 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. He was a former employee of US Shoe in Osgood and was a 26-year employee of the GECOM Corporation in Greensburg where he worked in line support. Mark was an accomplished drummer and started playing when he was only 13. He had played with several area bands. Every year he attended the Trans Am Nationals in Dayton, Ohio, and this year he and his 1970 Firebird won the 30th anniversary Show & Shine award at the Southeastern Career Center’s car show. He also enjoyed attending auctions and yard sales and showing his family his many “valuable finds.”

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 4 at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dick Burcham officiating. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery, Hopewell Cemetery, or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.

Betty Marie (Bobb) Peters

Betty Marie (Bobb) Peters, age 79, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on June 28, 2017. Betty was born on January 26, 1938 in Menomonie Wisconsin to Malcolm John and Ruby Alice Marie (Radke) Bobb. Her family moved to the Osgood community when she was young.
Betty married Philip Eugene Peters on March 25, 1954 and they had four children together.

Betty was a well-known person in Osgood and loved by all who knew her. She was beautiful on the inside and out. Betty absolutely loved the Town of Osgood and no one could convince her there could be any better place to live, this belief lives on in her children and grandchildren. Many people can recall her as the clerk of Triplett’s Drugstore and hostess for the Osgood Grub Company.

She is survived by three of her children: Luann Peters, Amy (Bill) Stewart and Mike (Ginger) Peters all of Osgood, and also three grandsons she adored Tyler French, Zane Stewart, and Henry Peters and her brother Richard Bobb. She was preceded in death by husband Phillip, her parents, brother Keith Bobb, and son Terry Peters.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 6 at 5 p.m. at Greendale Cemetery outside of Osgood. Memorials can be made to the Osgood American Legion in care of Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood.

Tanner Allen Moore

Tanner Allen Moore, 21, of Butlerville, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 7 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Visitation will be Thursday, July 6 at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County. Leave the family a message of condolence at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, North Vernon, is in charge of arrangements.

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