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Roy Paul Roman, 83, Franklin

Roy Paul Roman, 83, Franklin, passed away Nov. 20, 2012, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.

He was born June 2, 1929 in Middletown, Ohio, to Leroy and Bethel (Ledford) Roman. He married Betty Jeanne Phillips on Dec. 22, 1950. She lovingly survives in Franklin.

His surviving sister is Bea Scribner of Trenton, Ohio. Paul also is survived by his children, Judith (Glenn) Carlstrand of Franklin, Barbara (Eugene) deRose of Greenwood, Linda (David) Rutherford of Pittsboro, David (Becky) Roman of Guthrie, Okla., Timothy (Glenda) Roman of Nineveh and Tamara Roman of Franklin. Surviving grandchildren include Ariel Topletz (Adam) Erickson, Jessica and Sarah Topletz, Natalie and Julie deRose, Brooke Hunsucker (Mike) Walden, Jamie Hunsucker, Bridget (Brian) Hunsucker Bundy, Jenna Hunsucker, Joshua (Mi Ryung) Roman, Kate (David) Roman Gungor, Nate (Michelle), Isaac, Tyler, Benjamin and Nicholas Roman and Danielle Roman (Ryan) Cheek and Lucas Rutherford. Surviving great-grandchildren include Malachi, Mathias and Roman Walden, Gage and Lux Bundy, Micah and Brycen Hunsucker, Brianna and Hayden Cheek, and Harry, Elizabeth and Evie Gungor.

Paul was a graduate of Trenton (Ohio) High School and received his bachelor of science degree from Miami University of Ohio.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1955, notably in post-war Korea. His rank was LTJG, MSC, USN.  Paul was employed by Eli Lilly and Co. as a department head of sterility and microbial testing. He retired in 1994.  In Franklin, he was a longstanding member of Franklin Community Church. He served in the choir and in countless activities and projects. His great love of popular, classical and religious music led him to sing with The Voices of Franklin. As a member of the Gideons International, Paul volunteered in jail ministry for several years. With the Nomads Volunteers in Mission, Paul and Betty traveled annually in their RV to California, Arizona and Texas to carry out mission projects in construction and other people-oriented work. Paul’s other volunteer activities included the disaster relief committee of the American Red Cross and USA Girl Scouts. He and Betty led their cadette Girl Scout troop on a canoeing trip in the boundary waters of Minnesota and to the former USAGS horse ranch in Wyoming. He and Betty served on the design committee of the Camp Gallahue lodge. Paul’s hobbies included ham radio operating, carpentry, camping and travel. In addition to his travels to Japan and Korea with the military, he traveled to Mexico, Canada, Republic of Panama and most of the 50 states.

The Rev. Daniel Jepsen conductrf a service Saturday Dec. 1 at Franklin Community Church. Friends called Friday Nov. 30 at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions can be made to Franklin Community Church, 2005 Upper Shelbyville Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Online condolences can be made at www.flinnmaguire.com.

  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 30
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • January 31
    Live band at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • January 31
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 31
    'Psycho' party at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould