Memorial contributions can be directed to Brookville EMS or to a charity of choice. To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Harold Harrison. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Tom Marshall will officiate services on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral and burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those surviving who will cherish Harold’s memory include his wife of 39 years, Penny Harrison; two sons, Brian Harrison (Jessica Singer), and Chris Harrison, both of Brookville; one “adopted son,” John Houston, Jr. of Seymour; six grandchildren, Avery, Holten, and Payton Harrison, and Shelby, Tyson and Mady Rosenberger; four sisters, Linda Truett and Joyce Neely of Kentucky, Charlena Jackson of Amelia, OH, and Deanna Wilson of Buena Vista, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Imogene Metcalf, Vera Edwards, and George and Troy Harrison. Harold L. Harrison, of Brookville, was born on September 14, 1960 in Jackson County, Kentucky, a son to Lincoln and Veva “Bernice” Thomas Harrison. He married Penny Fasbinder on September 8, 1979 in Oldenburg and she survives. Harold drove a truck for 35 years, but his passions were fabricating cars, dirt racing, and 4-wheeling. On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the age of 58, he passed away at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.
Batesville, IN—Batesville Veterans of Foreign War Post #3183 and American Legion Post #271 Honor Guards will hold Memorial Day Ceremonies at six local cemeteries this year on Monday, May 25. COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines will be followed. The parade and gathering at Liberty Park will not follow the ceremony this year. Schedule: 9:00 AM – Holy Family Cemetery, Oldenburg9:30 AM – St. Anthony Cemetery, Morris10:00 AM – St. Marks Cemetery, Batesville 10:30 AM – St. Johns Cemetery, Huntersville 11:00 AM – St. Louis and Methodist Cemeteries, Batesville
Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. ELLSWORTH — Travis and Katelin Burpee were not prepared for the news they received on May 14 while having an ultrasound.Eight months into Katelin’s pregnancy, their baby’s heartbeat could not be found.“The doctor checked, then double-checked, then triple-checked,” Travis said. “There were no symptoms. It was totally unexpected.”Katelin gave birth to a stillborn 4-pound, 14-ounce girl named Finley Jayde Burpee. Finley died after a placental abruption — a condition in which the placenta separates from the wall of the uterus before labor.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Franklin couple, Katelin, 29, and Travis, 31 — both Jackson Laboratory employees — decided to honor Finley through a 5-kilometer race Sunday morning. They named it “Steps for Finley” for the steps their daughter would never get to take.Some 100 runners and walkers participated in the event, which began at the Moore Community Center. The race raised thousands of dollars that will go to supporting other families that have lost children through stillbirth or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).“We felt that, if we could celebrate Finley and share her with everybody, maybe it would help us cope,” Katelin said, looking down at their 3-year-old daughter, Jaylin. “I love them both the same.”Katelin and Travis also went through a miscarriage years ago, which Katelin said was a much different experience.“That was handled a lot differently because it happened earlier on,” Katelin said. “A lot of people don’t realize that when Finley passed away, we still had to have a funeral.”Stillbirth — which is a fetal death occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy — is not uncommon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 24,000 stillbirths were reported in the United States in 2013.Still, the topic remains shrouded in silence.Travis Burpee and his 3-year-old daughter, Jaylin, smile at the Steps for Finley 5K on Sunday at the Moore Center. Travis and his wife, Katelin, organized the race in honor of their daughter, Finley, who was stillborn in May.“Often, people get offended by pictures and stuff like that. They don’t talk about it because it’s taboo,” Katelin said. “So families will withdraw and go into some kind of depression, or they’ll pretend their kid doesn’t exist.”A week after Finley’s death, Katelin and Travis decided they wanted to raise awareness to help other families like theirs feel less isolated.“A lot of people have this tragedy in their life,” Katelin said. “So we were like, ‘You know what? We’re going to throw a party so that we can celebrate Finley and anybody else who has lost a child.’”Katelin said she knew of many parents participating in the Steps for Finley 5K who have lost children in similar fashion but were not yet comfortable discussing it.“People just don’t talk about it because it’s too painful or they’re ashamed,” Katelin said. “I am fortunate because I have amazing support, but there are parents or single mothers out there who don’t have that.”Nonprofit organizations such as Empty Arms in Bangor can offer families that support.Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County Bereavement Services Coordinator Janice Ronco is working with an Empty Arms support group facilitator, Laurie Mouradian, to bring those programs to Ellsworth.Ronco said she began working with Mouradian after regularly receiving calls from parents scheduling appointments with her after a prenatal loss.“Then they’d decide they weren’t ready and cancel,” Ronco said. “Parents are suffering alone, and the pain is so great that they can’t bring themselves to come in.”Ronco said the loss doesn’t just fade away with time. It is felt during those milestones such as the child’s birthdays or when he or she would be entering school.“It’s a unique loss because so much of it involves the dreams and expectations of who that child would have become,” Ronco said. “Support groups or workshops can help validate that tremendous sense of loss and provide a forum for those challenges.”Proceeds from the Steps for Finley 5K will go to purchasing “memory boxes” for families who have lost children and a “cuddle cot” for a local hospital, which acts as a refrigerated bassinet, allowing stillborn babies to stay in the room with their parents.And while no one can prepare for the loss of a child, the Burpees want those families to know two things:“It’s nothing to be ashamed of,” Katelin says. “And you’re not alone.” EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Bio