Obituaires 09/22/2022


Jenna Homola

  Jenna Lynn Homola, 44, of Aurora passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening, September 13th, 2022, at the St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

  She was born in Columbus, Indiana on June 11th, 1978, the daughter of John and Vicki Vaughn Cornett.

  She was married to Nathan Homola on July 18th, 2015, and he survives.

  Jenna was a 1996 graduate of South Ripley High School. She earned her BS degree in special education and English from IU Northwest, and earned her masters degree from Ball State University in Special Education Administration with an emphasis on applied behavior analysis.

  Jenna had formerly taught in the South Ripley school system and was currently employed with the Madison Area Special Education Services Unit, serving as Director of Special Education in the Switzerland County and Southwestern (Hanover) Schools.

  Jenna was a member of the Holton Christian Church and Delta Rho Tri-Kappa.

  Jenna will be greatly missed by her husband, Nathan Homola; by her four sons: Ryan Homola, Zander Homola, Braxton Homola, and Kingston Smith, all at home; by her mother and step-father Vicki and Tom Wilson of Holton, Indiana; by her maternal grandmother Wilma Myers of Holton, Indiana; by her mother-in-law Renea (Rodney) Hamilton of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her father-in-law David Hudson of Aurora, Indiana; by her brother Jeff (Aimee) Cornett of Versailles, Indiana; by her nephews and niece: Jackson and Jay Cornett and Lydia Cornett; by her uncle Steve (Teresa) Vaughn of Holton, Indiana; and by her aunts: Carol Burnett of Columbus, Indiana, Pam (Carson) Trent of Greensburg, Indiana, and April (Bob) McCreary of Batesville, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her father John Cornett; and by her maternal grandfather Wilbur Myers.

 Her wishes were to be cremated. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, September 17th at the Holton Christian Church with Brother Bob McCreary officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, September 17th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorials may be given to Jenna and Nathan’s sons or to the Holton Christian Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, which is serving the family during this difficult time.

Thelma Kelley

  Thelma Elizabeth Carpenter Kelley 93, of Rising Sun, passed away at Shady Nook Care Center on Sunday, September 11th, 2022.

  She was born on December 10th, 1928, the daughter of William Glenn Carpenter and Luella Clifton Carpenter. She was the second of four children. Thelma attended Rising Sun schools, graduating in the class of 1947.

  Thelma married Robert L. Kelley on May 21st, 1948 and to this union was born one daughter, Connie Kelley Sharp.

  Thelma was a lifelong member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ, being baptized there in 1943.

  She began working at the early age of 15 at the Ideal Restaurant in Rising Sun. From that job forward, she enjoyed working throughout her life, ending her long career with Schenley Distillery when she retired in 1989.

  Thelma was an active member of the Phi Beta Si sorority in Rising Sun for many years. Her favorite pastimes were reading, working crossword puzzles, collecting recipe books and drinking her beloved coffee.

  Thelma will be greatly missed by her daughter Connie (Jerry) Sharp of Lawrenceburg, Indiana: by her two granddaughters: Angela Schwarz and Michelle (Eric) Tufts; by her great grandchildren: Jakob, Aneesa and Brooklyn Schwarz, Drew and Brady Tufts, all of Greendale Indiana; and by her two nieces: Donna (John) Buckle of Cincinnati Ohio and Sally Taylor, Lawrenceburg Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Bob Kelley, to whom she was married for 72 years at the time of his death; by her parents: William and Luella Carpenter; by her brothers: Howard Carpenter and Donald Carpenter; and by her sister Joy Taylor.

   A celebration of life service was held to celebrate the lives of Bob and Thelma on Saturday, September 17th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. A public visitation was held prior to the service on Saturday, September 17th, at the funeral home. Burial followed at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Alzheimer’s Association. Markland Funeral Home is serving the family during this difficult time.

Helen Monroe

  Helen Marie Monroe, 91, of Ohio County, passed away on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Helen was born in Ohio County on August 3rd, 1931, the daughter of the late Alma (Bodey) Thies and Everett Thies. Helen grew up in Ohio County and was a 1949 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  Helen married Don Roy Monroe on July 19th, 1952. Helen and Don Roy were married for 56 years until his passing on September 19th, 2008.

  In addition to helping Don Roy on the farm, Helen always raised a large garden and did a lot of canning. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting and doing ceramics. Helen was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and a long time member of the Happy Homemakers Home Economics Club.

  Helen is  survived by her three sons: David Monroe of Dillsboro, Indiana; Daniel Monroe (Vickie) of Dillsboro, Indiana, and Mark Monroe of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her eight grandchildren: Matthew Monroe (Amy), Stephanie Monroe, Melissa Cheek (Thomas), Douglas Monroe (Rachel), Mindy Smith (Mike), Andrew Monroe (Megan), Amy Monroe and Chrissy Monroe (Terry Grace); by her eight great-grandchildren: Brennan, Mason, Olivia, Vivian, Thomas, Hunter, Chelsia and Gabriella; by her sister, Betty Markle, of Pennsylvania; and by her brother, Charles Thies (Donna), of Manchester, Indiana.

  Helen was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Don Roy Monroe; by her sister Carolyn Thies; and by her daughter-in-law Cindy Monroe.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, September 20th,, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 21st, with Eldon Fancher officiating, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Cass Union Scholarship Fund or the Ohio County EMS.

Dianna Powers

  Dianna Lee Powers, age 67, of Markland, Indiana, passed away at 1:58 p.m. on Sunday, September 18th, 2022, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Dianna entered this life on November 10th, 1954 in Batesville, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Albert Owen and Jerri Ann (Scranton) Powers. She was raised in Switzerland County on the family farm, and was a 1972 graduate of Switzerland County High School. Dianna earned her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications with a minor in psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

  Dianna loved taking care of her horse and tending to the family farm with her brothers.

  She was employed for McDonald’s in Chicago and later moved back to the Switzerland County community. She was employed for Olan Mills for several years where she enjoyed taking pictures and traveling all over. She was later employed for the Switzerland County School Corporation where she painted murals for the Jeff-Craig Elementary School. Dianna was later employed for the Madison State Hospital and retired after several years of service.

  In her younger years, Dianna loved hunting and going to Pensacola Beach in Florida with her family. Dianna also enjoyed fishing, gardening, painting, art and Star Trek. Dianna attended the Madison Salvation Army Worship Center in Madison.

  Dianna is survived by her brothers: Albert Powers, Jr. and his wife Angela of Vevay, Mark Powers and his wife Patty of Madison and Michael Powers and his wife Kandy of Madison; by her nieces and nephews: Ashley Powers, Emily Lovins and her husband Troy, Braxton Powers and his wife Sammy, Coltin Powers and his wife Katie, Amber Powers, Andrew Powers, and Courtney Powers and her fiancé, Jastyn Bradford; by her great-nieces and nephews: Harlan, Woodrow, Reba and Adalynn; by her aunts and uncles: Lulu Belle and Donald Thomas, Donald and Wanda Scranton and Harold Scranton; and by her several cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Owen Powers, Sr. and Jerrie Ann (Scranton) Powers; by her brother, Dennis Powers; by her niece, Danielle Nicole Powers; by her grandparents, James G. and Anna M. (Ray) Scranton and Carl and Beulah (Wainscott) Powers; by her aunts and uncles: Carl Powers, Omer Powers, Georgia Powell-McDole, Grace Gentry, Lonnie Gentry, June Gentry, Norma Jean Robinson, Ruby Rowlett and Robert Scranton; and by her sister-in-law, Annetta “Bernice” Powers.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 22nd, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Myrtle Riley

  Myrtle Lucille (Wichmann) Riley, 95, of Licking, Missouri, passed away with her daughters by her side on Thursday, September 15th, 2022.

  Myrtle was born on October 11th, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Emil and Fannie (Chamber) Wichmann.

  Myrtle was baptized at a young age and attended school in St. Louis, Kirkwood, and Troy, Missouri. She and her father then moved to the Licking area where she met, fell in love with, and married the man of her dreams, Joseph Riley. They were blessed with four children.

  Myrtle had a great appreciation for flowers and plants. She loved working in her flower garden, feeding her hummingbirds, and attending and having yard sales. She loved and assembled many beautiful jigsaw puzzles and was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, watching their games faithfully.

  Myrtle will be greatly missed by her daughters: Betty Jean Riley of Licking, Missouri and Jo Ann Cardwell (Robert) of Licking, Missouri; by her grandchildren: Carlene Bredahl (Jerry) of Eureka, Missouri; Halona Bear (Jeff) of Iberia, Missouri; Gloria Lewis (Larry) of Licking, Missouri; Jo Ann Robinson (Allen) of St. James, Missouri; Michele Buckner (Dustin) of Licking, Missouri; Jennifer Trout (Donald) of Licking, Missouri; and Jessica Margison (Zeb) of near Vevay; by her 11 great-grandchildren; by her six great great-grandchildren; and by her great great great grandson.

  Myrtle is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; by her daughter, Connie May Stevens; by her infant son, Joseph Wayne Riley; by her parents; by her two infant siblings; and by her sister, Marie (Wichmann) Sroaf.

  Vistation was held on Saturday, September 17th, at Fox Funeral Home in Licking, Missouri. Funeral services followed the time of visitation on Saturday, September 17th, at the funeral home; and burial was in the Hutchason Cemetery in Licking, Missouri.