Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Obituaries

October 11, 2012

Lois J. Wanstrath, 84

Greensburg — Lois J. Wanstrath, 84, of Batesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.

Born Jan. 3, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of Myrle (Rhonemus) and Charles Grift.

She married Louis Wanstrath Aug. 6, 1949 in Forest Hills, Ky., and he preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1981.

She was a Registered Nurse and a homemaker.

Lois attended Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati and was a graduate of St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in northern Kentucky. She was a member of St. Louis Church, former 30 year Board of Director for the Golden Villa, former member of the Memorial Building Corporation and the Memorial Building Restoration Committee, served on the Batesville Library Board 16 years and was selected by the Batesville

Area Chamber of Commerce in 1995 as the Distinguished Service Award winner.

For Lois, faith and giving back were staples of her life. She was very active with projects and functions at St. Louis Church as well as within the Batesville community, donating not only money but also her time and talents.

Her family had horses growing up and she held fond memories of them throughout her life.

A unique hobby Lois enjoyed was collecting quilts. She often attended auctions looking for Amish quilts to purchase and would then donate them to local charities. She was also an avid Cincinnati Reds fans and in recent years liked going to casinos to play slot machines.

Her true passion, though, was family. When her children were younger, she liked attending their sporting events and when the grandchildren came along, she adored having them around.

Lois loved having family around anytime, but especially during the holidays, and she always looked forward to planning the Wanstrath, Grift and Krehnbrink family reunions.

Her children talked about mom being a good cook and an exceptional baker. Her baked goods and her homemade jellies were their favorites.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Nancy and Jake Flannery of Batesville, Cynthia Wanstrath-Whittaker of Batesville, Rita and Bill Jerden of Bloomington; sons and daughters-in-law Theodore of Highland Heights, Ky,, Steve of Batesville, Dan and Jan of Shelbyville, Mark of Cincinnati, Ohio, William (Bill) and Cindy of Batesville; sister Elaine Voorhees of Ryland Heights, Ky.; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister, Marcella Krehnbrink, and her brother, Charles (Bud) Grift.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 3:45 p.m.

Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at St. Louis Church, Rev. Bill Farris O.F.M. officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family requests memorials to New Horizons Rehabilitation Center.    

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Matthew D. Grimes, 37 March 17, 1977 - April 18, 2014 Matthew D. Grimes, 37, Greensburg, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014 at his residence in Greensburg. Born March 17, 1977 in Greensburg, he was the son of Floyd D. "Duke" and Nancy D. (Smith) Grimes. Matt was a 1996 graduate of Greensburg Community

    April 19, 2014

  • Donald E. Faulconer, 83 Oct. 2, 1930 - April 17, 2014 Donald E. Faulconer, 83, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born Oct. 2, 1930 in Shelby County, the son of Howard and Pearl (Hawkins) Faulconer. He married Virginia (McComas) Faulconer Aug. 1

    April 19, 2014

  • Michael Tungate, 60 Sept. 5, 1953 - April 18, 2014 Michael Tungate, 60, a long-time Rushville resident, passed away April 18, 2014 in Rushville. He was born Sept. 5, 1953 in Rushville to Elmer and Marcia (Gephart) Tungate. Mike worked for Shares, Inc. in Shelbyville for the last 20 years. He was an

    April 19, 2014

  • Velma Carrie Lutes, 86 April 6, 1928 – April 14, 2014 Velma Carrie Lutes, 86, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Services will be all in one day on Thursday, April 17, at Neal's Funeral Home in Osgood. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon and the funeral service will begin at noon, followed by burial in St. Joh

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-clara manlief obit pic Clara Agnes Manlief, 97 April 10, 1917 - April 16, 2014 Clara Agnes Manlief, 97, of Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in the Twin Towers at Cincinnati. She was born April 10, 1917 in Jennings County, the daughter of Clinton Clyde and Mary Elizabeth (Shoemake) Manlief. She was a gra

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • obt-gb041714-Domingo obit pic- page 3 Dr. Ricardo C. Domingo, 84 April 30, 1929 – April 15, 2014 Dr. Ricardo C. Domingo, 84, Noblesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Harbour Manor in Noblesville. Born April 30, 1929 in Jaen, Philippines, he was the son of Rodrigo and Salud (Cruz) Domingo. Dr. Domingo received his medical degree

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • obt-gb041714-lourina bower jpg Lourina Bower, 89 Feb. 14, 1925 - April 15, 2014 Lourina Bower, 89, of Westport passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 14, 1925 in Gnaw Bone, the daughter of Ray Wallace and Eliza Jane (Richards) Crawhorn. She was raised in Brown and Jackson counties.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Velma Carrie Lutes, 86 April 6, 1928 – April 14, 2014 Velma Carrie Lutes, 86, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Services will be all in one day on Thursday, April 17, at Neal's Funeral Home in Osgood. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to noon and the funeral service will begin at noon, followed by burial in St. Joh

    April 16, 2014

  • Charles R. Bunting, 70 Feb. 1, 1944 - April 10, 2014 Charles R. Bunting, 70, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home. Funeral services begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolen

    April 15, 2014

  • obt-gb041514-tryson annder ernstes obit pic Trysin Aander Ernstes Trysin Aander Ernstes of Greensburg was stillborn Sunday, April 13, 2014 at St. Vincent Women's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was the son of Tiffani J. Venable and Charles Ernstes II, of Greensburg. Other survivors include his sisters, Jastin Venabl

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SmugMug Photo Galleries


Share your photos with us!

AP Video
Raw: Fire Engulfs Tower Block in China Ocean Drones Making Waves in Research World Breakfast Foods Are Getting Pricier Raw: Ferry Captain Received Medical Treatment Hundreds Gather for Denver Pot Rally on Easter Transcript Reveals Confusion in Ferry Evacuation Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.