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October 16, 2018 • Obituaries
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Marian Mobley

Marian nee Eiklor, Mobley, 84, of Dillsboro passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at High Point Health in Lawrenceburg.

Marian was born Tuesday, August 28, 1934 near Milan, the daughter of Catherine (Puente) and Charles Eiklor. She married Jesse Mobley August 1988 and he preceded her in death January 2013. She retired from Aurora Casket in 1996 where she worked for 41 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro. Her interests included animal rights, growing flowers, sewing, family activities and she loved dancing.

Marian is survived by daughter Deborah (Eddie) Johnson of Osgood; son Faron “Skip” & (Debbie) Hudson of Dillsboro; one brother Paul (Judy) Eiklor of Milan. She was blessed with five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren. She leaves behind many friends, including two very special ones: Jennifer Hutslar and Janeen McGuire. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

A service to celebrate the life of Marian will be 11 a.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Rev. Richard Kolaskey officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro. Family and friends may gather to share and remember Marian from 9 - 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18,at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Marian to the Ripley County Humane Society. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. You may go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.


Robert L. “Buddy” Swafford

Robert L. “Buddy” Swafford, 57, of Versailles passed away at Saturday, October 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Indianapolis on December 25, 1960, the son of Robert and Willa Marie Lutz Swafford.

Survivors include three sisters; Peggy (Sam) Richards of Milan, Robin Swafford of New Marion and Kathleen Walker of Greencastle, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard, and a sister Cindy Harbitt.

Mr. Swafford was a familiar face around Versailles as he walked around to help his neighbors. Bob loved to hunt and fish, but favorite pastime was cheering on the Indianapolis Colts.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 15 at 12 (noon) at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Mike Cantrell officiating. Memorials may be given to diabetes association or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.


Stephen Aleman

Stephen Aleman, 61, of Aurora passed away Friday, October 12, 2018.

A memorial service was held Saturday, October 13, at Hope Baptist Church, Dillsboro with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Memorials may be given in honor of Stephen to the Cancer Fund. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. You may go to filterdevriesmoorefuneralhome to leave an online condolence message for the family.



James Stanley

James Stanley, 84, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Cremation was chose and no services are planned at this time. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan was entrusted with the arrangements.


Ruth Ann Hull

At the age of two, Ruth Ann Hull and her family moved to Holton, Indiana. She would live there the rest of her life. Early Wednesday morning, October 10, 2018 at the age of 78, with family at her side, she quietly passed away. She was born April 25, 1940 in Manchester, Kentucky as the daughter to the late Craft and Susie Britton Sizemore. She married the love of her life, Delmar W. Hull and to this marriage they were blessed with four children.

She was a loving mother who worked very hard for 37 years and 7 months as a care giver at the Muscatatuck State Hospital near Madison, Indiana. Ruth was very artistic, she painted beautiful pictures along with doing stained glass work and was also a good seamstress! She attended the Holton UN Methodist Church and was also a member of the Eastern Star. She was very proud to support the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include her three daughters; Pamela S. (David) Bilton of Butlerville, Paula J. Compton also of Butlerville and Patricia L. Hull of Holton. She was also survived by six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and son Mark E. Hull.

Services will be all in one day at the Holton UN Methodist Church, October 12, 2018 starting at 10:00 am and funeral at 12:00 noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may go to the donor’s choice. Neal’s Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.net


Mabel V. Hewitt

Mabel V. Hewitt, 92, of Versailles passed away at 4 a.m., Friday, October 12, 2018 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort. She was born near Farmers Retreat on May 8, 1926, the daughter of Ernest and Ida Fischvogt Taul. She was married to Wilford Hewitt on August 11, 1945 and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1996.

Survivors include three sons Jerry (Tammy) Hewitt of Versailles, Howard Hewitt of Indianapolis, and Dennis Hewitt of Versailles; her daughter-in-law Beth Hewitt; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Eugene, her great-grandson Knox Hewitt, her daughter-in-law Janet Hewitt, and her brothers Arthur, Leroy, and Howard Taul. Mrs. Hewitt attended school in Friendship and in later years was a very familiar face around Versailles as her and Wilford operated the Malt Shop for 23 years. Always one who enjoyed working, Mabel retired from Madison Electronics in 2006 at the age of 80. Her “boys” and her grandchildren were the center of her life and she enjoyed cooking and baking as well. Mabel was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison. Memorials may be given to the Activity Fund at Wesley Manor or the Bear Creek Baptist Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

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