Attention all current 7th-11th grade students (and their parents):
We would like for you to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, June 4, after church, regarding the 2018 Houston Youth Gathering. This meeting will provide information so that you can decide if you want to join the Olean team for this great faith experience.
Can’t attend? Please contact Pastor Curtis or Jenny Darnold to learn more.
The Festival of Christ’s Ascension will be celebrated at a special service hosted by the S. E. IN. Conference Thursday evening, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter, Bear Branch.
On May 14, beautiful handmade quilts were presented to our high school graduates. We wish them the very best!
Pictured left to right: Lauren Obendorf (Batesville High School), Mackenzie Black and Derek Turner (South Ripley High School)
Margaret Lilly “Patsy” Ralston, 98, of Olean passed away at 7:10am Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born near Vevay on June 3, 1918 the daughter of Alex and Nettie Robertson Clements. She was married to Bruce Ralston on June 20, 1936 at the Baptists parsonage in Vevay and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1992. Survivors include one son Wayne (Pat) Ralston of Palmetto, Florida; one daughter Kaye (Ernest Lee) Hunger of Benham; five grandchildren Chris Ralston of Bradenton, Florida, Holly Ralston of Huntsville, Alabama, Christy (Mike) Swango of Holton, and Bob (Connie) Hunger and Jennifer (Ralph) Miller of Versailles; 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Earl Ralston of Tacoma, Washington and Dillman (Evelyn) Ralston of Clearwater, Florida; sister-in-law Mary Geyman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her grandson Thomas Hunger. Mrs. Ralston rode in a horse drawn wagon to the one room schools of Park Ridge, Pendleton Run, and Tater Bug in Switzerland County and was a 1935 graduate of Vevay High School where she played on the girls basketball team. She was an avid bowler in her younger years and also followed the Cincinnati Reds. Mrs. Ralston was a loyal follower of South Ripley sports especially when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were participating. She worked for several years as a cook at the Cross Plains school and retired from Ripley County Wholesalers in Milan where she worked as a bookkeeper. Patsy was a 64 year member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean where she participated in the Ladies Aid. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Improvement Fund in care of the funeral home.
We are creating a new pictorial family album for our church family, and the album won’t be complete without you! Please help us to build a complete pictorial directory by scheduling your photo session now. To schedule, please click on the Portrait Sign-Up photo or contact Barbara Eades at 812-667-5219 or 812-701-9238.
Virginia M. “Bea” Stegemoller, 83, of Olean passed away at 4:40am Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Hazard in Perry County, Kentucky on August 14, 1932 the daughter of Lawrence and Viola Stidham Jones. She was married to Harold Stegemoller on November 23, 1957 and he preceded her in death on August 22, 2015. Survivors include two sons Brian (Marilyn) Stegemoller of Allen, Texas and John (Malinda) Stegemoller of Canaan; one daughter Linda (Scott) Estes of LaGrange, Kentucky; 9 grandchildren along with Brayden and Ella Hurelbrink who considered Bea their grandmother, and 3 great-grandchildren; four brothers Don (Gloria) Jones of Petaluma, California, Jim (Joyce) Jones of Burlington, Kentucky, Leonard Jones of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Ron (Jackie) Jones of Friendship. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Paul Jones, and her sister Bobbi Hurelbrink. Mrs. Stegemoller was a former employee of the Delaney Wood Heel factory in Versailles and was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and scrapbooking and for many years was known as the Olean community babysitter having kept children for family and many neighbors. Bea was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 28th at 11am at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black and Rev. Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Friendship Fire Department, St. Paul Cemetery, or Matt’s Mission in care of the funeral home.