Robert M. "Bob" Kirkpatrick, 89, of Madison, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born May 9th, 1923, in Madison, the son of the late Charles Edgar and Helena Isabell Keller Kirkpatrick. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1941 graduate of North Madison High School.
He was united in marriage on December 24th, 1949, at New Prospect Baptist Church to Jewell King. This happy union was blessed with a son and a daughter.
He was a faithful member of Wirt Baptist Church and had served as a Deacon since the age of 19. He was a self-employed bulldozer operator and excavator for over 50 years. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 in Henderson, Kentucky. He worked for 15 years as an optician and fabricated lens for his son, Dr. Robert W. Kirkpatrick, Optometrist in Madison. He had served two terms on the Madison Consolidated School Board, served as a board member of the Bayless Cemetery Association, and was a board member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau. In his spare time he enjoyed gardening, fishing, working, hunting and being with his family. He was a devoted husband, dad and grandpa.
Survivors include his son, Dr. Robert W. Kirkpatrick and wife Yvette of Madison; his daughter, Mary Ann Phillips and husband Stanley of Dupont; his grandchildren, Sarah Kirkpatrick; Jessica Kirkpatrick; Lori R. Simma and husband J.R.; Jennifer Phillips; Benjamin Phillips and Renee´ Denning and husband Cecil; his great-grandsons, Nate Simma and Nicholas Denning; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jewell King Kirkpatrick on February 12th, 1999; his companion, Velma E. Comingore on September 23rd, 2011; his sisters, Charlotte Isabell Metz on August 14th, 2003 and Martha Frances Shelp on September 6th, 1998; his brothers, George E. Kirkpatrick on April 20th, 2000, and John Charles "Jack" Kirkpatrick on November 10th, 1950.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Troy Hedges Sunday, October 7th, at Wirt Baptist Church near Madison. Interment was in Bayless Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Wirt Baptist Church or Lide White Boys and Girls Club. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Maurice O. Hoffman, 96, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away at 7:18 a.m. Thursday, October 4th, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born September 30th, 1916, in Madison, the son of the late Matthew Joseph and Clara Gertrude Hunger Hoffman, Sr. He lived in Madison most of his life and in Milton the past 25 years. He was a 1964 graduate of Madison High School in downtown Madison. He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps on August 5th, 1941, in Louisville, Kentucky, during World War II. He rose to the rank of Sergeant in the 911 Guard Squadron. He was honorably discharged on August 14th, 1943, at Fort Logan, Colorado, receiving the Good Conduct Medal.
He was united in marriage on August 30th, 1944, in the St. Mary Catholic Church in downtown Madison to Louise Butler. This happy union was blessed with two daughters and two sons.
In his early years he learned a trade that would become his life's work. He was a Master Craftsman, an artist with a trowel, and a 50-year life member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers of Indiana and Kentucky Local No. 4. With his unparalleled skill, he built countless schools and hospitals such as E. O. Muncie Elementary School and Switzerland County High School. As his business grew, he began to concentrate his focus on the historic preservation of properties in downtown Madison. His expertise was widely sought and, even if he was too busy to do the job, he would advise others on the best way to do it.
He knew how to stop a chimney from smoking and how to duplicate an arched doorway so it was indistinguishable from the original. He inspired and instructed others in how to do the job right the first time. Many historic buildings, including the Christ Episcopal Church and the Steinhardt Building will continue to stand as a reminder of Maurice's integrity, generosity and honesty. Most importantly, he earned the respect of his peers as well as his clients. Although Maurice was proud of his work, he was proudest of the family he created and nurtured with his wife of 68 years.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Butler Hoffman of Milton; his two daughters, Jenny Banker and husband Ted of Akron, Ohio and Nancy Flint and husband Barry of Madison; his two sons, Maury Hoffman and wife Linda of Nashville, Tennessee and Ron Hoffman and wife Ellie of Vilas, North Carolina; his seven grandchildren, Missy (Ralph) Haffenden, Amy (Ray) Wayt, Jason (Emily) Hoffman, Annie (Rob) Harrison, Kate (Ben) Scharf, Laura (Justin) Rangel, and Ben (Angie) Flint; his 11 great-grandchildren, Samantha Haffenden, Katie, Lauren and Rachel Wayt; Kelin Hoffman; Norah and Kristen Harrison; Riley Motenko; and Jenna, Ava and Hannah Flnt; his three brothers, Joe Hoffman and wife Kathe, Clem Hoffman and wife Joann and John Hoffman and wife Neva, all of Madison; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marcella Clara Hoffman; and his brothers, Robert, Herman and Matthew Hoffman, Jr.
Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans or do something nice for a neighbor or friend and tell them "Maurice Hoffman Sent Me." Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Libby (Harlow) Leap, 79, of Vevay, passed away at 9:38 a.m. Monday, October 8th, 2012, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison
She was born February 7th, 1933, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Buford L. Harlow and Hazel (Hamilton) Ford, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County where she attended school.
She was united in marriage on April 10th, 1948, to J.D. Leap. Unto this union four daughters and a son arrived to bless their home. J.D. and Libby were long time residents of Mount Sterling where they were members of the Mount Sterling Baptist Church. They enjoyed over 44 years of marriage together until his sudden death on September 25th, 1992.
She was past matron of the Switzerland County Sheriff's Department from 1983-1990. She was a member and was always very active in the Bennington Order of Eastern Star $407 as long as her health permitted. She was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, retiring in 1983, after 33 years of service. She will be remembered for her love of her two dogs. She enjoyed sewing and being a devoted mother, grandmother and friend.
Survivors include her daughters, Joan Ritch of Lexington, South Carolina, Lois Burnett and husband Everett of Vevay, Janice Roedel and husband Michael of Lantana, Florida, and Denice Wells and husband Danny of Jupiter, Florida; her son, Glenn Buford Leap of Lantana, Florida; her 11 grandchildren, Clayton Ritch, Vince Ritch, Shelly Emery, Jennifer Burnett, Evan Burnett, Tyler Wells, Amber Oliver, Kyla Brent, Katie Leap, Jessie Leap, and Valerie Leap; her nine great-grandchildren, Haley Ritch, Brandy Emery, E.J. Burnett, Electra Jordan Burnett, Kailea Oliver, Skylar Oliver, Emily Oliver, Elizabeth Brent, and Samantha Brent; her half sister, Linda Thieman of Pleasant; and her nephew, Scott Thieman.
She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Viola (Rayles) Harlow; her son-in-law, Vernon Kenneth Ritch; her granddaughter, Teresa Kay Ritch; and her nephew, Kent Thieman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 12th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, October 11th) at the funeral home. Bennington Order of Eastern Star No. 407 will conduct services at 7:30 today (Thursday) at the funeral hone. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Order of the Eastern Star No. 407, the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Shirley Ann Haskell Peddie, 75, of Madison, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, October 7th, 2012, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.
She was born April 30th, 1937, in Anderson, the loving daughter of Herbert W. "Hosie" and Geraldine Lauderbaugh Haskell. She spent her early life in Switzerland County, moving to Madison when she was 18.
She was united in marriage on November 18th, 1968, at Trinity United Methodist Church to Jon W. Peddie.
She worked in early life at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant and the River Town Inn. She was a server at the Briar Patch, Country Club and Elks Lodge for several years. She worked for the past 18 years at Key West Shrimp House in downtown Madison. She was known for the wonderful service she provided to the patrons of the Key West Shrimp House. Her quick wit and warm smile will be missed. She was a faithful member of North Madison Christian Church. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren's sporting events, cooking for her family, fishing, her dogs, being outdoors and her church.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Jon W. Peddie of Madison; her five daughters, Bonnie Hart and fiance´ Wayne Smith of Madison, Tammy Cook of Grimes, Iowa, Gina Jenkins and husband Mark of Madison, Traci Peddie of Indianapolis, Brandy Graham and husband Jimmy of Madison; her two brothers, Jerry W. Haskell and wife Mary Ann of Columbus and Larry W. Haskell and wife Sharon of Scipio; her grandchildren, Tyler, Brittin, Luc, Eric, Julia and Bralyn; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert W. "Hosie" Haskell on September 9th, 2000; her mother, Geraldine Lauderbaugh Haskell on June 4th, 1992; her grandparents, John W. and Mary A. Harper Haskell and Harley and Myrtle Lauderbaugh; and her brother, Robert L. "Bobby" Haskell on August 29th, 1998.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Bob Hicks at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, October 11th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Bill Buchanan, 80, of San Diego, California, passed away Monday, October 1st, 2012, surrounded by family.
He was born on September 8th, 1932, to the late Wilford and Gertrude Buchanan. A graduate of Vevay High School, he worked for Cummins, Inc., for 38 years. He was an avid golfer and had a true passion for the game.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Norma Buchanan of San Diego; his seven children, Melinda Guthrie, Diana Buchanan, Mark Buchanan, Robert Buchanan, Penny (David) Brueggemann, Michael (Wendy) Wheeler and Kelly (Mike) Rocchio; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sharon Dorries and Roger Buchanan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to San Diego Hospice Foundation, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 9210, or online at www.sdhospice.org.
Local arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home of Columbus, Indiana.