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8/16/2012 3:00:00 PM
Obituaries 8-16-12

Clara Dunning

Clara L. (Swango) Dunning, 78, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, August 12th, 2012, in Madison.

She was born October 19th, 1933, in Vevay, the daughter of Clifford and Lula (Brown) Swango, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County where she attended Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage on July 4th, 1953, in Mount Sterling, to Francis Roy "Shorty" Dunning. Unto this union five children arrived to bless their home.

She had resided most of her life in Switzerland County and Mount Sterling. She was formerly employed at the U.S. Shoe Corporation for many years. She was a general laborer and a wonderful homemaker. She was a member of Bethel Assembly Church and attended Mount Sterling Baptist church and Center Square Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her love of playing Yahtzee, crocheting, watching for deer, knitting, quilting and gardening. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Survivors include her daughters, Rita G. Smith and husband Dan of East Enterprise and Marie E. Hunt and husband Gene of Madison; her sons, Michael F. Dunning of Florida, Mark E. Dunning of Woodbridge, Virginia and John S. Dunning of Newport, Kentucky; her eight grandchildren, Paul L. Smith, Gregory A. Dunning, Derek L. Dunning, Kevin I. Dunning, Caitlin L. Dunning, Clarissa Lynn Dunning, Kelsey Elaine Hunt, Jacob Eugene Hunt; her five great-grandchildren, Alex Dunning, Eric Dunning, Lekus Smith, Payton Dunning and Averiella Dunning; her brothers, Larry Swango of Vevay and Clifford Swango of Vevay; her sisters, Frances Osborn of Fairborn, Ohio, Helen Peelman of Vevay, Patty Christian of Vevay; and Juanita Scudder of Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Francis Roy "Shorty" Dunning; and her three sisters, Dorothy Osborn, Linda Lou Snyder and Mary T. Peelman.

Graveside services will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, August 16th) with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King's Daughters' Hospital. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Tracy York

Tracy Lynn (Chandler) York, 49, of Fairview, formerly of Williams, Indiana, passed away at 8:59 p.m. Saturday, August 11th, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

She was born August 10th, 1963, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Sam Chandler and Myrtle (Smith) Chandler Butler. She was raised in East Enterprise an was a 1981 graduate of Switzerland County High School in Vevay.

She was united in marriage in 1984, in Tennessee, to Ray Sandlin. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home.

She was later united in marriage in Indianapolis to Robert L. "Butch": York. He passed away in November, 2008.

She was formerly employed at Fairview Grocery in Fairview. She had resided in Indianapolis for five years in Williams, Indiana, for 10 years and in Fairview the past three years. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed babysitting her granddaughter April and her nephew Jonah. She will be remembered for her love of being a wonderful homemaker, photographer, devoted mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.

Survivors include her son, Justin Sandlin and wife Samantha of Bear Branch; her granddaughter, April Sandlin of Bear Branch; her mother, Myrtle (Smith) Chandler Butler of Fairview; her brother, Kendall Chandler and wife Theresa of Bennington; her two stepbrothers, Shan Butler and wife Eula of Bennigton and Trevor Butler of Carrollton Kentucky; her two stepsisters, LaTesa Gladden and husband Joe of Del City, Oklahoma and Meredith Coker and husband Brian of Florence, Kentucky; her grandparents, Robert and Loretta Butler of Cincinnati, Ohio; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her father, Sam Chandler; her stepfather, Robert Charles Butler; her stepbrother, Bryant W. Butler; and her grandparents, John and Jenny Belle Chandler and Ike and Jalie Smith.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Hobert Byrd Wednesday, August 15th, at Fairview Baptist Church. Burial was in Lee Cemetery in Fairview. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tracy L. York Memorial Fund. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Cindy Branson

Felicia "Cindy" Branson, 57, of Needham, Indiana, near Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away Friday, August 10th, 2012, following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Shelby County, Indiana to Carl and Mary Hargrove.

Survivors include her mother, Mary; her father and stepmother, Bud and Betty Hargrove of Vevay; her sons, Jeremy and Josh Hamilton and her daughters, Rachel and Stephanie, all of Shelbyville; her brothers, Tom, Ronnie and George Hargrove; her stepsister, Linda Jones of Vevay; and stepbrother, Jerry Jewell.

Private funeral services will b e held Sunday, August 19th, at her home in Needham, Indiana, under the direction of Glenn E. George & Sons.

Doris Goff

Doris E. "Dot" Goff, 78, of Burlington, Kentucky, formerly of Vevay, passed away Friday, August 10th, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was a retired dispatcher for ComAir at the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Airport, a member of New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise and she enjoyed cooking, gardening and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Hazel Houze Washmuth; and her sister, Leona Cummings.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence H. "Charlie" Goff, Jr., of Burlington; her sister, Wilma (the late Karl) Lohide of Rising Sun; her brother, Harold (Doris) Washmuth of Valley Station, Kentucky; her brother-in-law, Robert (Maggie) Goff, Sr., of Florissant, Missouri; her nephews, Robert (Linda) Goff, Jr., of New Baden, Illinois, Paul (Linda) Lohide of Rising Sun, Kurt Lohide of Napa, California and Thomas (Loretta) Cummings of Brandy Station, Virginia; her nieces, Carol (John) Fox of Richmond, Virginia, Diana (Francis) Clementi of Louisville, Deborah (Chester) West of Louisville and Cindy (Rory) Clark of St. Charles, Missouri.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 14th, at Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Hebron, Kentucky. Burial followed in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorials are suggested to: New Liberty Baptist Church, P.O. Box 119, East Enterprise, IN 47019 or to the donor's favorite charity. www.middendorfbullock.com.

Chester Smith, Jr.

Chester Howard "Chet" Smith, Jr., 86, of Madison, formerly of Blueberry Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, August 11th, 2012, at the Jewel House in Madison.

He was born April 1st, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Chester Howard and Anna Mae Buegel Smith, Sr. He was affectionately known as "Chub" in his family and was a member of the Class of 1944 at Western Hills High School in Cincinnati. He graduated early from high school in 1943. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps on July 20th, 1943, at Fort Hayes, Ohio, and served as a Private First Class during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army Air Corps, having served in 3705 AAF Base Unit, receiving the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal on November 19th, 1945, at Lowry Field in Colorado. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati as an aeronautical engineer. He began his employment as an aeronautical engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a job he loved and it was his most favorite place to have worked.

He was united in marriage on December 27th, 1947, in Cincinnati to his beloved sweetheart, Sue Mack. This happy union was blessed with two daughters, Colleen and Lauren, and a son, Barry. They shared 52 years of marriage together until her death on February 6th, 1999.

They raised their family on Blueberry Hill in Cincinnati and he lived there until he moved to Madison to be near his family. He retired from The Kroger company in Cincinnati after 31 years of service, working in quality control. He was a member of the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Cincinnati and the Hueston Woods Sailing Club in Oxford, Ohio. He was a very active man and enjoyed sailing, photography, vacationing, traveling, woodworking, golf and being with his family.

Survivors include his daughters, Colleen Hossler and husband, Dr. John Hossler of Madison and Lauren Rice and husband Barry of Columbus Ohio; his son, Barry Smith and wife Deborah of Madison; his grandchildren, Katie Hossler, Robin Gamble, Andy Hossler, Aimee Hossler, Justin Smith, Aaron Smith, Eric Holmes, Adam Holmes and Cassie Holmes; his great-grandchildren, Hannah, Adin, Silas, Asher and Midian Gamble; Eden Hossler; Griffin, Carly, Mason, Morgan, Cooper and Jackson Holmes; his sister, Betty Jane Meyer of Maitland, Florida; his sister-i-law, Vera Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ella Mae Salsbury; his brother, George McGovern "Mick" Smith; and his sister-in-law, Elva Lampe.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 14th, by Pastors Mike Hamby and David Coy at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Services were held Wednesday, August 15th, at Gwen Mooney Funeral Home in Cincinnati. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati with military honors conducted at the graveside by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Ceremonial Unit. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Robert Jones

Robert L. "Bob" Jones, 80, of Lawrenceburg, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, August 12th, 2012, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Indiana.

He was born June 5th, 1932, in Owenton, Kentucky, the son of the late Henry and Lena (Perkins) Jones. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he attended school. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on May 1st, 1951, in Carrollton, Kentucky, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving during the Korean War. For his service to his country he received the German Occupation Medal and was honorably discharged on December 24th, 1952, at Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky.

He was united in marriage on September 10th, 1963, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Mary Lewis. Unto this union three children arrived to bless their home.

He had resided for many years in Aurora and Lawrenceburg. He was formerly employed with Walmart as a cashier in Aurora, the Ayler-Meyer Feed Company in Aurora. He was also employed with Williams Air Force Base for two years and at the Top Quality Concrete in Lawrenceburg. He worked on oil rigs in Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico for four years. He was a former member of Vevay VFW Post 5396 in Vevay. He attended Ebenezer Wesleyan Holiness Church in Moorefield. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing and computers.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Hinkley Jones of Demotte, Indiana; his daughters, Janice Marie Stutz and husband Richard "Skip" of Guilford, Indiana and Connie Jo Stiles and husband Jim of Greensburg; his four grandchildren, David Gray, Candace Gray, Mary Louise Jones and Thomas Bradley Majors; his five great-grandchildren, Christopher Jones, Matthew Johnson, Jacob Gray, Bryson Gray and Amelia Gray; and his two brothers, Clifford Jones of Aurora and Wayne Jones of Alabama.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Dana Ray Jones on August 25th, 1965; his infant daughter; his sisters, Martha Riley and Viola Webster; his brothers, Manley Jones and Joseph Paul Jones; his niece Kathy; and his nephew David Jones.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor David Dicken Wednesday, August 15th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert L. Jones Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

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