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Ettensohn, Mary - Tell City  
TELL CITY – Mary Catherine Ettensohn, 89, of Tell City, passed away April 29, 2016, at Oakwood Health Campus. Mary Catherine was born in Cannelton, Indiana on Aug. 23, 1926, daughter of the late John L. Coyle and Cordelia Birchler Coyle. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Natalie Pfeiffer, Margaret May, Ruth Ann Detzer and brother, Robert Coyle. Mary Catherine was a 1945 graduate of Cannelton High School. On Jan. 12, 1948, she was united in marriage to Leo F. "Jock" Ettensohn, who died Sept. 13, 1968. Together, they owned and operated the Sunlight Hotel in Cannelton, where she was involved in all areas of management. She loved tending her own flower garden, and especially enjoyed decorating for special events at the Sunlight. Mary Catherine also served as dispatcher for the Cannelton Police and Fire Department for many years. After retirement from the hotel, she was employed in food service at Perry County Memorial Hospital, then moved to Twilight Towers in Tell City where she served as food service coordinator. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the St. Ann Society and the Daughters of Isabella, Nativity Circle #710. Mary Catherine brought joy to nursing home residents by calling bingo for many years. She is survived by her son, Rev. John Mark Ettensohn, OMI, Belleville, Ill., and her grandson, Mark David Ettensohn, Sacramento, CA; her great granddaughter, Ellie Ettensohn and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Rev. John Mark Ettensohn will officiate and the Daughters of Isabella will serve as honor guard. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
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Published in Perry County News on May 5, 2016
Selzer, Dorothy - Chrisney  
CHRISNEY – Dorothy L. Selzer, 92, of Chrisney, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor in Rockport, Indiana. Dorothy was born in Nashville, Ill., on October 17, 1923, to the late Henry Allen Padfield and Marietta (Stout) Padfield. Dorothy was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. She had worked as an abstractor and in different capacities at the Spencer County Courthouse. She worked at the Spencer County Council on Aging until she was 87. Dorothy was active in the local home economics club and had been the secretary for the Spencer County Democrat Party. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Selzer in 2003; granddaughter, Emily Selzer; Siblings, James Padfield, Charles Padfield, Delores Vitale. Dorothy is survived by her children, Kenneth Selzer and his wife, Judy of Clarkesville, Ga; William Allen (Ruth) Selzer and his wife, Ruth of Chrisney; Jean (Rolly) Bergeson of Chrisney; grandchildren, Beth Doherty, Heather Arnold, Scott Selzer, Andy Selzer, Shawna Jamison, Chad VanHaveren; 16 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Margaret Padfield; brother-in-law, Lorenzo Vitale; niece, Peggy Gulley; nephews, Terry Padfield, Larry Vitale. Services are 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, with Rev. Adrienne Tanner officiating. Burial is in Oak Hill Cemetery in Chrisney, Indiana. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, and from 8 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Midway United Methodist Church and the Spencer County Council on Aging. Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.boultinghousefuneralhome.com.
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Published in Perry County News on May 5, 2016
York, Billy - Tell City  
TELL CITY – Billy Joe York, 86, passed away peacefully Friday, April 29, 2016, at his home in Tell City, surrounded by loved ones. Bill was born in Chechotah, Okla., on Sept. 15, 1929, to the late Elmer and Ruth (Moore) York. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Stroud on Oct. 14, 1950, in Union Level, Virg. Bill was a member of the Union Iron Worker Local #103 for 63 years. He was a member of AirMasters and is a Master Mason with the Switzerland Lodge #122 in Vevay. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, golf, flying planes and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Bonnie; his daughters, Connie (Dick) Freer of Dover, Del. and Terri (Rick) Greulich of Tell City; grandchildren, Brian (Amber) Greulich of Tell City; Derek (Jen) Freer of Edmond, Okla; Erin (Tom) Gavin of Wilmington, Del.; Toni (Matt) Rayburn of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; Lindsey (Chris) Downer of Milton, Del. 11 great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Drew, Jacob, Hadley, Hailey, Elizabeth, Brilynn, Dalton, Dylan, Addie and Ben. He had one sister, Maxine Harness, Harrison, Aiz. Bill was preceded in death by another sister, Irene Roberts. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Huber Funeral Home, 1139 12th Street, Tell City, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Jessie Bolin will officiate. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
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Published in Perry County News on May 5, 2016
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