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11/8/2012 3:00:00 PM
Obituaries 11-8-12

Edith Reed

Edith (McKay) Reed, 97, of Vevay, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Friday, November 2nd, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born November 23rd, 1914, in Switzerland County, the loving daughter of the late Thomas Dyer and Mary Emma (Lummer) McKay. She resided all of her life in Switzerland County and was a 1935 graduate of Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage on June 5th, 1937, in Brooksburg to Roger Henry Reed. Unto this union two sons arrived to bless their home. They shared 69 loving years together until his death on July 15th, 2006.

She was a wonderful homemaker and mother. She was a member of the Hilltoppers Homemakers Club the Union Baptist Church in Lamb. She will be remembered for her love of quilting, traveling and genealogy. She was a loving and devoted mother, Grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

Survivors include her two sons, Robert W. "Bob" Reed of Vevay and Paul Roger "Sonny:" Reed and wife Karen of Vevay; her three granddaughters, Vicki Reed of Indianapolis, Paula Hamilton and husband Mark of Vevay and Gina Pyles and husband Everett of Vevay; her five great-grandchildren, Michelle Hamilton, Allison Hamilton, Ashley Hamilton, Jordan and Riley Pyles; her two sisters, Agnes Hankins of Vevay and Jean Romans and husband Norman of Lamb; her two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth McKay of Vevay and Nelda McKay-Kinman of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Roger Wayne Reed; her four sisters, Louise Stout, Alice M. Wheeler, Esther McKay and Ruth Hines; and her three brothers, Thomas McKay, Albert McKay and Frederick McKay.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Mike Barnes Wednesday, November 7th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church or the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Blanche Wilder

Blanche "Bu" (Coates) Wilder, 80, of Rising Sun, formerly of East Enterprise, passed away at 12:41 a.m. Sunday, November 4th, 2012, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

She was born July 7th, 1932, in Louisville, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Charles and Marion (Bishop) Coates. She was a graduate of Suffolk Virginia High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University and received her physical therapy degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1953.

She was united in marriage on July 25th, 1967, in Fort Worth, Texas, to James M. "Jim" Wilder. They shared 31 loving years of marriage together until his death on March 1st, 1998.

She was employed as a physical therapist for 41 years at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Wesley Hall, Inc., in Cincinnati, retiring in 1994. She will be remembered for her love of sewing, crocheting and being a wonderful cook and baker. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

Survivors include her two daughters, Linda Cutter and husband Ronnie of Bennington and Victoria Brehm of Arkansas; her son, Darrin Wilder and wife Blondie of Biloxi, Mississippi; her seven grandchildren, Deidra, Aaron Jr., Cheryl Dawn, Christine Marie, Jonathon, Kimberly and Aaron; her three great-grandchildren, Ashley Mae, Avery and Aiden; her sister, Sheila Thompson of Washington State; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her four brothers, Edwin Coates, Howell Coates, Willard Coates and Charles Coates, Jr.; and her two sisters, Margaret Moore and Teresa Donahue.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, November 8th) by Reverend Arnold Cutter. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dearborn County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Billy Wainscott

Billy L. Wainscott, 78, of Ohio County, passed away at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, in Aurora.

He was born in Ohio County on August 26th, 1934, the son of the late Claude and Thelma (Lowe) Wainscott. He was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1952. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

On April 17th, 1957, at Quercus Grove Methodist Church he married June (Thomas) Wainscott, who survives.

He was a faithful member of Rising Sun Church of Christ. He worked as a manager at Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg from 1952-1995. He was enjoying retirement and liked to fish, watch NASCAR and Rising Sun High School basketball. Spending time with his grandchildren is what he loved most. He was a kind aned caring man, always with a smile. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife June, he is also survived by his daughter, Kelly (Todd) Warren of Risng Sun; his three grandsons, Mitchell, Mason and Michael Warren; and his sister, Betty Stogsdill of Quercus Grove.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Allen Wainscott in 1979

Funeral services were conductedf Monday, November 5th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Brother Greg Matthew and Evangelist Tommy Johnson officiating. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations to the Rising Sun Church of Christ.



Betty Shannon

Elizabeth Jean "Betty" (Knight) Shannon, 82, of Vevay, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay,.

She was born March 23rd, 1930, in Rising Sun, the loving daughter of the late James A. and Sallie M. (Cunningham) Knight. She was raised in Cleves, Ohio, and Patriot where she attended school.

She was united in marriage on July 22nd, 1951, in Patriot, to James Sherman Shannon. Unto this union three sons and three daughters arrived to bless their home. They shared 56 years of marriage togerther until his death on May 19th, 2007.

In 1968, she was employed at Zenith, Inc., in Paris, Illinois. Prior to her marriage she was employed at Seagram's Distillery in Lawrenceburg. She will be remembered for her love of reading, crocheting, cooking, embroidering and being a loving homemaker. She was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt.

Survivors include her three daughters, Sally Thompson of Vevay, Ruth Ann Twigg and husband Charles of Danville, Illinois, abd Sandra Jean Otter and husband Jeff of Vevay; her three sons, James Alan Shannon and wife Kimberly Ellen of Paris, Illinois, Edward Eugene Shannon of Vevay, and Robert Lee Shannon of Paris, Illinois; her 14 grandchildren, Lisa, Randy, Jimmy, Shawna, Gin, Melissa, Mark, Mike, Brandon, Chasity, Timmy, Rob, Eric and Chloe; 29 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her four brothers, Edward Elwood Knight, Milford "Pete" Knight, June Knight and Gustav "Bud" Barnes,

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Cliff Hartley Saturday, November 3rd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Lenora Shepherd

Lenora Marie Hall Shepherd, 91, of Hanover, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 1st, 2012, at her home.

She was born April 15th, 1921, in Jefferson County, the loving daughter of the late Walter Roy and Hazel Burchfield Hall. She resided her early life in Scott County, moving to Hanover in 1964.

She was united in marriage on February 14th, 1940, in Scottsburg to Robert Edward Shepherd. This happy union was blessed with two daughters and a son.

She was a member of the New Prospect Baptist Church and the Kent Homemakers Club. She had worked for the Morgan Packing Company in Austin and at Madison State Hospital in food service for nine years. She enjoyed reading, needlework, gardening and camping. She found enjoyment in riding around and going places. She was awaiting the birth of her 21st great-grandchild.

Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley Ann Bailey of Hanover and Betsy Eileen Hutchins and husband Daniel of Clarksville; her son, Reverend Gary Shepherd of Vevay; her brother, Marvin Hall of Seymour; her grandchildren, Brian and Darin Bailey, Tanya Ream, Tim Shepherd, Melissa Hutchins, Thomas Hutchins and Kimberly Sweazy; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Shepherd on January 2nd, 1992; her granddaughter, Tammy Rosenbaum on July 29th, 1996; her great-grandson, Stephen K. Rosenbaum, II on July 29th, 1996; her brothers, Maurice and Loren Hall; and her sister, Florence Louise Hall.

Graveside services were conducted by Reverend Ron Lee with burial in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea, Indiana. Calling was held Sunday evening at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to New Prospect Church or New Bethel Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.



Anna Marsh

Anna Marie Farrell Sedam Marsh, 94, of Madison, passed away at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 1st, 2012, at her home.

She was born January 4th, 1918, in Jefferson County, the loving daughter of the late Alfred and Helen Steele Farrell. She worked as a cook at Ridgewood and for Hanover College. She was a faithful member of West Street Ministries. She enjoyed word search puzzles and sewing.

She was united in marriage to Wilbur William Sedam who died in April, 1959. She was united in marriage in 1969 to Melvin Marsh and they enjoyed 20 years of marriage together until his death on April 2nd, 1989.

She is survived by her stepson, George Marsh of Moorefield; her sister, Rita Sullivan of Madison; her half sister, Mary Beach of Aurora; her sister-in-law, Mary Farrell of Lawrenceburg; her nieces, Wilma Sullivan, Mary Owens, Bonnie Hopper and Nancy Horton; her nephews, Robert Sullivan, Ernie Sullivan, Kenny Harrison and James Farrell; several great-nieces, great-nephew; and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Clyde Bernard Farrell; her sister, Pauline Juanita Brandon; her niece, Judy Thornton; and her brother-in-law, Clarence Lee Sullivan on January 27th, 2012.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Jerry Wheeler Monday, November 5th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial contributons may be made to the Hanover Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.



Elmo Bailey

Elmo E. (Lanham) Bailey, 93, of Madison, formerly of Florence, passed away at 11:08 p.m. Sunday, November 4th, 2012, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born January 1st, 1919, in Corbin, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William A. and Margaret Belle (Hickey) Lanham. She was raised in Corbin where she attended school.

She was united in marriage on November 20th, 1940, in London, Kentucky, to Ira Bailey. Unto this union a daughter arrived to bless their home. They shared 40 years of marriage together until his death on January 12th, 1981.

She was an Avon consultant for Avon, Inc., retiring after 31 years of service. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185 and Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396. She will be remembered for being a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

Survivors include her great-niece who cared for her, Cecilia Means and husband George of Lexington, Indiana; her five grandchildren, Joey Barnett, Tracie Barnett, Robin Barnett, Jeff Gaskins and Bobby Gaskins; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Gaskins; her sisters, Lula "Dude" Gayle, Ruby Timberlake, Mossie Baker, Nora Lanham and Laura Lanham; and her brothers, Leonard Lanham, Walter Lanham, Lloyd Lanham, Arthur Lanham, Sam Lanham, Stanley Lanham, Leo Lanham, Elbert Lanham ad Marion Lanham.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Patrick Lanman at 11 a.m. Friday, November 9th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today (Thursday, November 8th) at the funeral home. Vevay American Legion and Vevay ladies auxiliaries will conduct services at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post 185 Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.





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