Mary Goode (Garber) Wallis, age 101, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, March 30th, 2013, at her residence. Born September 25th, 1911, in Madison, she was the daughter of Michael E. and Bess (Hampton) Garber.
She was a graduate of Science Hill Preparatory School in Shelbyville, Kentucky and Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Early in her life, she was a legal secretary in Louisville and after her marriage, lived in Columbus, Ohio, for six years. For many years, she and her late husband owned and operated The Madison Courier newspaper which has been in the Garber family since 1849. The Wallis family has owned and operated The Vevay Reveille-Enterprise and The Switzerland Democrat newspapers in Vevay since purchasing them in 1959 from the Danglade family.
She was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church, where she had taught Sunday School and was the oldest living member at the time of her death. Formerly, she held memberships in Historic Madison, Inc., where she served on the board and as a docent, the Madison-Jefferson County Library Board, where she was a former president, the Jefferson County Association of Retarded Citizens, where she served on the board and was instrumental in the founding of what is now Sandstone Industries, Tri-Kappa Sorority, Jefferson County Historical Society, King's Daughters' Hospital and Hospice volunteer.
Her alert intelligence, gentle goodness and innate charm exerted an influence for good among all who knew her. She was interested in all people; enjoyed the company of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. She loved to read, boating on the Ohio River, playing bridge, doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, bird watching and watching construction of the new bridge.
Survivors include one daughter, Jane W. Jacobs of Madison; six grandchildren: Curt Jacobs and his wife, Nancy of Madison, William Jacobs of Madison, Sally Clymer and her husband, Kevin of Falmouth, Massachusetts, Laura Wallis of Northhampton, Massachusetts, Sarah Wallis of Yellow Springs, Ohio and Jessica Wallis of Boulder, Colorado; six great-grandchildren: Conner, Ruby, Curtis and Katie Jacobs, and Carolyn and William Clymer; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald R. Wallis, Sr., in 1989, and to whom she was married on June 15th, 1939, in Madison; two sons: Michael Christian Wallis in 1954, and Donald R. Wallis, Jr., in 2012; and three sisters: Caroline Garber, Bess Garber Neal and Ellen Garber Burton.
The Reverend Deborah Fortel will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5th, at the Madison Presbyterian Church. Interment will be Saturday in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends and family may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4th, at the Lytle Funeral Chapel and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the King's Daughters' Hospice or Historic Madison, Inc. Contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home or church.
Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralchapel.com.
Bill Keith Lynam, 77, of near Mount Sterling, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Monday, March 25th, 2013, at his residence.
He was born September 9th, 1935, in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Walter Thorton and Christine Leroy (Ferguson) Lynam. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended school.
He was united in marriage on December 4th, 1954, in Cincinnati to Evelyn Jean Johnson. Unto this union four sons and three daughters arrived to bless their home. They shared nearly 59 years of marriage together until his death.
He was a former shipping and receiving clerk at the Kroger Company in Cincinnati, retiring in 1998, after 43 years of service. He was a former security guard for Pinkerton security in Cincinnati for eight years. They resided the past 22 years in Switzerland county. He was a former member of the Greendale Baptist Church. He was a Deacon at the Mount Sterling Baptist Church and was a member of the Long Run Brotherhood Association. He will be remembered for his love of golfing, hunting, working in the fields and aggravating his wife.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 59 years, Evelyn Jean (Johnson) Lynam of near Mount Sterling; his three daughters, Teresa Brown and husband David of Rising Sun, Tonja Oelker and husband Dale of Louisville, and Gina Miles and husband Steve of near Mount Sterling; his four sons, Bill Keith "Bink" Lynam, Jr., and wife Cathy of Lawrenceburg, Tim Lynam and wife Mindy of Columbus, Georgia, and David Lynam and wife Felicia of Vevay, and Donald Lynam of Newport, Kentucky; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Peggy Otto of Versailles and Mollie Brazier of Mount Carmel, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Walter "Frank" Lynam and John Lynam.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, March 30th, by Reverend Mike Sawalich at the Mount Sterling Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation Scholarship and Grant and Loan Program or to St. Jude Children's Hospital. 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.
Edgar Bowlin, Jr.
Edgar Paul "Bud" Bowlin, Jr., 75, of Florence, passed away at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 27th, at his residence.
He was born September 22nd, 1937, in Indianapolis, the loving son of the late Edgar Paul and Effie (Hall) Bowlin, Sr. He was raised in Indianapolis where he was a 1956 graduate of Ben Davis High School.
Bud Bowlin, Jr., and Susan Ann Lewis shared 21 years together. They enjoyed wintering in Port Richey, Florida.
He resided the past 12 years in Florence. He was a former supervisor at Chain Link Belt in Indianapolis, retiring in 1996, after 35 years of service. He was a former employee of General Motors in Indianapolis. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, downhill skiing, gardening, boating, golfing, listening to music and he loved the Ohio River.
Survivors include his companion of 21 years, Susan Ann Lewis of Florence; his son, William A. Bowlin of Indianapolis; his two daughters, Paula K. Bowlin and Liza F. Bowlin, both of Indianapolis; his seven grandchildren, Andrew Hoevener, Diann Holmes, Barbara Maxey, Ladonda Maxey, Hunter Bowlin, Caden Bowlin, and Cassidy Bowlin; his two great-grandchildren, Ava Bowles and Carmen Morris; his sister, Doris Shipman of Indianapolis.
He was also preceded in death by his adopted daughter, Jodeana Ray Buckler on January 8th, 1995; and his sister, Louise Dreyer.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Care Co. Payment Assist Foundation, 275 7th Avenue 22 Floor, New York, NY 10001. 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.
Robert Wilson "Bob" Henman, 100, of Hanover, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Jan. 24, 1913, in Piqua, Ohio, to Cory and Livona Lambert Henman. He was raised in De Graff, Ohio and was a 1932 graduate of De Graff High School. He received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 1941 and received a lifetime license in vocational agriculture and related science in 1955 from the University of Kentucky. He worked for the U.S. Entomology Department in Connecticut in the summer of 1940, working on the Dutch Elm Disease project. He served in the Army from June 30, 1941, to August 16th, 1943, rising to the rank of private, serving in Company D 1534 Service Unit and the 87th Bomb Squad during World War II. He received several service medals. He served in the Signal Corps for six months in 1942. He attended the Case School of Applied Sciences, while there he worked in the Crosley Radio Plant as an inspector of field radios, which were used for field communications. He attended Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois, and the Urbana Ohio Junior College for further education.
He moved to Versailles in 1948 and worked for the Dearborn County Soil and Water Conservation District and on a research project in Coshocton, Ohio. He then began a 32-year teaching career, teaching vocational agriculture, general science, chemistry and biology. He taught at Dearborn County, Moores Hill, Dillsboro, Bright, Guilford, Milan, Defiance and Fairmount, retiring in 1975.
He was a member of the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge 4 F. & A.M., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Versailles Lions Club, 4-H and Historic Hoosier Hills Woodland Organization. He was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Madison, where he had served as Deacon. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Dillsboro, where he had also served as a Deacon. He received the 4-H Leadership Service award for 20 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, trees and nature, traveling, raising llamas, genealogy and animals.
He is survived by two sons, Carl Dale Henman of Terre Haute and Gary Wayne Henman of Versailles; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Marksberry Henman, whom he married March 10th, 1943, and who died July 20th, 2005; his parents; and two brothers, William Henman and Ralph Henman.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 2nd, at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment was in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Military honors were conducted at the cemetery chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
A Masonic service was conducted at Monday, April 1st, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison by the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge 4 F. & A.M. A final salute was conducted Tuesday at the church by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Calvary Baptist Church.Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Chester Allen Pyles, 92, of Hanover, died Monday, March 25th, 2013, at Davis Elderly Care Home in Hanover.
He was born March 1st, 1921, in Providence, Kentucky, to Claude Thomas and Ethel Mae Dunn Pyles. He was raised and attended school in Trimble County, Kentucky. He resided in East Enterprise for several years, moving to the Madison community in 1947. He was employed as a service manager for 25 years with Volz Chevrolet in Madison. He then owned and operated Pyles Carpet and Tile in Madison for 25 years. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Milton, Kentucky, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar and singing.
He is survived by his two daughters, Beverly Jean Sauley of Hanover and Pamela Gay Gates of Franklin, Tennessee; his two sons, Vernon A. Pyles of Madison and Jerry L. Pyles of Anthem, Arizona; his sister, Eva Lena Sedam of Indianapolis; his brother, Laurel Gene Pyles of Morgantown; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae Ogden Pyles, whom he married September 7th, 1940, and who died August 19th, 2008; his parents; three brothers, Suter, Pete and David; four sisters, Helen, Mary Lillian, Rose and Margaret; and one grandson.
The funeral was conducted Monday, April 1st, by Dr. Lowell Ogden and Reverend Dianne Reistroffer at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Troy Pyles Memorial Scholarship. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.