Obituaires 12/16/2021

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Carson Craig

  Carson Robert Craig, 89, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, at Majestic Care of North Vernon, North Vernon, Indiana.

  Carson was born in Cincinnati, OH on October 13th, 1932, the son of the late Elvera (Bauer) and Robert L. Craig.

  On September 5th, 1953, he was married to Bette Mae (Linz). They were married for over 68 years until his passing.

  Carson was employed as a truck driver and worked well into his 80’s before retiring. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

  Carson was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners. Carson enjoyed caring for the animals on his farm and his dog, Oliver, and was known for being a very hard worker.

  Carson is survived by his wife, Bette Mae Craig of Rising Sun; by his sons: Greg Craig of Colorado and Andrew Craig of Milan, Indiana; by his daughters: Mary Ann Blevins of Rising Sun and Roxanna Owens of Rising Sun; by his brother, Robert B. Craig (Ellen) of Batavia, Ohio; by his sister, Vera Ann Vaughn (Darrell) of Lebanon, Ohio; by his nine grandchildren; his 16 great-grandchildren; his two great great-grandchildren; as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Craig.

  A public visitation was held on Sunday, December 12th, at the Markland Funeral Home. Funeral services were held following the time of visitation at the funeral home; with burial following at the North Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

Beverly Harman

  Beverly Jean (Roberts) Harman, age 81, of Bennington, Indiana, passed away at 8:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 5th, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Beverly entered this life on August 30th, 1940 in Winamac, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Alberta (Smith) Roberts. Beverly was raised in Logansport, Indiana where she was a 1958 graduate of Logansport High School.

  Beverly was united in marriage to Donald Keith Harman on September 2nd, 1959 in Rochester, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with two sons: Brad and Bryan. Beverly and Donald shared over 56 years of marriage together until his passing on December 8th, 2015.

  Beverly was employed for Indiana Bell in Winamac, Indiana, and as a desk clerk for Best Western and Cardinal Hotels in New Castle, Indiana for several years.

  In 1977, the family moved to the Switzerland County community.

  Beverly was employed for the Plastic Moldings Factory in East Enterprise and for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for several years. She was later employed as a customer service manager for Walmart in Madison, where she retired after several years of service.

  Beverly enjoyed cooking, shopping, reading and playing card games.

  Beverly will be missed by her sons, Brad Harman of Bennington and Bryan Harman of Madison; by her grandson, Adam Harman of Bennington; by her sisters: Anna Day of Royal Center, Indiana, Mary Seivers and her husband David of Logansport, Indiana, and Shirley Joseph and her husband Dick of Royal Center, Indiana; and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Alberta (Smith) Roberts; by her husband, Donald Keith Harman; and by her grandson, Jeremy Harman.

  A Celebration of Beverly’s Life will be held at a later date in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Edwin Hayes, Sr.

  Edwin Hayes Sr., 83, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on December 13th, 2021.

  Edwin was born in Dillsboro, Indiana on September 6, 1938 to the late William (Bill) and Goldie (Martin) Hayes.

  Edwin married the love of his life, Ruby (Hogsten) Hayes on April 8th, 1960. He lived the majority of his life in Rising Sun on Downey Ridge. Together, Edwin and Ruby built a wonderful life together and were married 58 years. Edwin and Ruby had four children, three daughters and one son.

  Edwin spent his life as a truck driver, farming (which included milking cows and setting tobacco), and spending time with his family. He loved his family dearly and always looked forward to visiting with them. It was not out of the ordinary to look out the window of their homes to see his pickup truck in the driveway just stopping by for a visit, especially after Ruby passed away in 2018.

  Eddie was quite the mechanic and it was not uncommon to see him helping to fix a car for someone in the family. He had a hard life growing up in the times of the world he lived in, but with Ruby by his side he knew they could get through anything together and they did.

  His family is sure that Ruby greeted him with open arms as he crossed the gates of Heaven to be with her once again.

  Edwin is survived by his three daughters: Kim Prakel (Tom) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Susan Hill (Max) of Butlerville, Indiana; and Wanda House (Eric) of Aurora, Indiana; by his son: Edwin Hayes Jr. of Rising Sun; by his nine grandchildren; Destiny Rutzel (Dave), Majestica Placke (Zach), Montana Prakel, Mckenna Prakel, Jaclyn Vanosdol (Jimmy), Malcolm Hill (Juliana), Amber Drake (Cody), Joseph House (Abby), and Tyler Hayes; and by his 15 great-grandchildren: Chloe, Easton, Adalyn, Chesney, Dane, Kallyon, Kayzen, Luca, Eleanor, Casen, Coleson, Karsyn, Lilly, Iva, and Hayeslee. Edwin is also survived by other family and friends that loved him dearly.

  He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruby Hayes; by his parents: William and Goldie Hayes; and by his brother, Harold Hayes.

  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, December 17th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 18th at the funeral home with Reverend Mike Jones officiating. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made towards funeral expense.

Rosann Houze

  Rosann Marie (Lyon) Houze, age 71, of Rising Sun, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6th, 2021, at her residence.

  Rosann entered this life on July 6th, 1950 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of the late Reverend Howard Raymond and Barbara June (Furnish) Lyon. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1967 graduate of Patriot High School.

  Rosann was united in marriage on August 26th, 1967 at the Patriot Baptist Church in Patriot to Ronald Houze. This happy union was blessed with three children: Patrick, Andrea and Faith. Rosann and Ronald shared over 54 loving years of marriage together until her passing.

  Rosann was a former teacher for the Faith Christian Academy in Patriot and Cross Plains, Indiana for 10+ years. She was also a customer service representative for FSI Printing in Aurora, Indiana for 10 years. Rosann also was employed as a rewards representative for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana for one year.

  She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot. Rosann enjoyed reading, word games, Sudoku and spending time with her family.

  Rosann will be missed by her husband, Ronald Houze of Rising Sun; by her son, Patrick (Kelly) Houze of Florence, Kentucky; by her daughters: Andrea (Samuel) Shackleford of Rising Sun and Faith (Walter) Vinson of Somerset, Kentucky; by her seven grandchildren: Clay and Estin Bruns, Kacey and Jack Houze, Bonnie Smith, Aaron and Samantha Shackleford; by her four great-grandchildren: Harley, Jayden, Eliana and Lyle Shackleford; and by her sister, Sharon Clark of Rising Sun.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Raymond and Barbara June (Furnish) Lyon.

  Visitation was held on Friday, December 10th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Friday, December 10th, with Brother Sherman Hughes officiating, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Rosann Houze

  Rosann Marie (Lyon) Houze, age 71, of Rising Sun, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 6th, 2021, at her residence.

  Rosann entered this life on July 6th, 1950 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of the late Reverend Howard Raymond and Barbara June (Furnish) Lyon. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1967 graduate of Patriot High School.

  Rosann was united in marriage on August 26th, 1967 at the Patriot Baptist Church in Patriot to Ronald Houze. This happy union was blessed with three children: Patrick, Andrea and Faith. Rosann and Ronald shared over 54 loving years of marriage together until her passing.

  Rosann was a former teacher for the Faith Christian Academy in Patriot and Cross Plains, Indiana for 10+ years. She was also a customer service representative for FSI Printing in Aurora, Indiana for 10 years. Rosann also was employed as a rewards representative for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana for one year.

  She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot. Rosann enjoyed reading, word games, Sudoku and spending time with her family.

  Rosann will be missed by her husband, Ronald Houze of Rising Sun; by her son, Patrick (Kelly) Houze of Florence, Kentucky; by her daughters: Andrea (Samuel) Shackleford of Rising Sun and Faith (Walter) Vinson of Somerset, Kentucky; by her seven grandchildren: Clay and Estin Bruns, Kacey and Jack Houze, Bonnie Smith, Aaron and Samantha Shackleford; by her four great-grandchildren: Harley, Jayden, Eliana and Lyle Shackleford; and by her sister, Sharon Clark of Rising Sun.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Raymond and Barbara June (Furnish) Lyon.

  Visitation was held on Friday, December 10th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Friday, December 10th, with Brother Sherman Hughes officiating, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Robert ‘Bob’ Slack

  Robert Lee “Bob” Slack, age 78, of East Enterprise, Indiana, passed away at 4:05 p.m. on Monday, December 13th, 2021, at the Mercy Health West in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Bob entered this life on February 12th, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late Albert U. “Ben” and Dorothy (Scudder) Slack, and was raised in Switzerland County. Bob was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School and played basketball for the Vevay Warriors.

  Bob was inducted into the United States Army on January 5th, 1965 in Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He served in Germany where he was a military police officer for one year, six months and 25 days. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Expert Rifle Driver Badge. Bob was transferred to the United States Army Reserves on December 19th, 1966 at Fort Hamilton, New York. He was later honorably discharged on January 4th, 1971 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class.

  Bob was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Cole on May 6th, 1967 at the Center Square Baptist Church in Center Square, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with two daughters, Amy and Sarah Beth. Bob and Pat shared over 54 wonderful years together.

  Bob was employed as a machinist for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for 40 years. He was a member of the Center Square Baptist Church in Center Square, Indiana. Bob enjoyed golfing with his friends and going on golf trips, hunting and raising a vegetable garden. Bob also enjoyed keeping a meticulous lawn and home.

  Bob will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Patricia “Pat” (Cole) Slack of East Enterprise; by his daughters: Amy Slack-Hoskins of Milton, Kentucky and Sarah Beth Nibarger of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Elizabeth Alexandra “Liz” Nibarger of Florence, Kentucky, Annalee Lorraine Hoskins of Milton, Kentucky and Luken Robert Hoskins of Milton, Kentucky; by his brother, Fred Slack and his wife Vivian of Hudson, Florida; and by his several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert U. “Ben” Slack, who died on November 7th, 1988 and Dorothy (Scudder) Slack, who died on November 10th, 1976; by his son, Robert Darin Slack, who died on February 7th, 1971; and by his sister, Annabelle S. “Ann” (Slack) Beckett, who died on January 4th, 2015.

  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, December 18th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 19th, at the funeral home.

  Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Square Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Francis Smith

  Francis DeWayne Smith, age 80, of Patriot, passed away at 12:52 a.m. on Sunday, December 12th, 2021, at The Water’s of Rising Sun in Rising Sun.

  Francis entered this life on December 30th, 1940 in Gaston, Indiana. He was the son of the late Achson Meredith and Mable Florence (Pursifull) Smith. He was raised in Delaware County, Indiana and was a 1960 graduate of Daleville High School.

  Francis was united in marriage on November 20th, 1960 in Delaware County, Indiana to Evelyn Ruth Bowman. This happy union was blessed with two children, Susan and Steven. Francis and Evelyn shared 61 loving years of marriage together until his death.

  Prior to moving to Switzerland County, the family resided in Oakville, Indiana from 1974-1986 and Cadiz, Indiana for 10 years. Francis was a former welder for Westinghouse (Asea Brown Bovery) in Muncie, Indiana for 32 years. He was later employed part-time for Castle Ford Tractor Sales in New Castle, Indiana for 15 years, while also farming and milking cows in Cadiz, Indiana.

  In 1986, the family moved to Patriot, where he farmed and enjoyed raising cattle and tobacco. He was employed as a fork lift operator for North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky for several years. He was a member of the Corinth Christian Church Evangelical United Brethren Church. He was a 50+ year member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge #111 F&AM, as well as, the Order of the Eastern Star #116 in New Castle, Indiana.

  In his early years, Francis enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his wife. He also enjoyed vegetable gardening, boating, camping and animals.

  Francis will be missed by his wife, Evelyn Ruth (Bowman) Smith of Patriot; by his daughter, Susan E. Smith of Patriot; by his son, Steven D. Smith of Vevay; by his grandchildren, Derek Smith, and Lauren Faulkner and her husband Preston; and by his several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Achson Meredith and Mable Florence (Pursifull) Smith; by his sister, Guenivere Joan Chappell; by his brother, Jackie Leon Smith, Sr.; and by his nephews: Jackie Leon Smith, Jr., Jerry Ray Smith and Dale Kenneth Chappell.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.  A Celebration of his Life will be conducted at 1 p.m. following the Memorial Gathering on Tuesday, December 21st, at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow at a later date in the Gardens of Memory in Muncie, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Paul Walton

  Paul Stanley Walton, 72, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 9th, 2021.

  Paul was born on July 24th, 1949 in Milan, Indiana. He was the son of Ervin and Dorothy (Adams) Walton. He was named after his father’s best friend, Paul Stanley Walston. He went to Cass Union School for a short time, then to Rising Sun School, where he graduated in 1967.

  On December 19th, 1970 he married Darlene Gourley at Western Hills Church of Christ in Cincinnati, Ohio.  They were blessed with three children: Mark born in 1972, Robin born in 1974, and Jodi born in 1976.

  Paul went to work for Monsanto for awhile, then worked at Powell Valve, and was caretaker for Riverview Cemetery for awhile. He spent most of his working life, 35 years, as a machinist at Cincinnati Inc. in Harrison, Ohio.

  Paul attended Cincinnati Bible College for almost a year and served in the Air Force Reserves for six years where he was a Sergeant.

  Paul loved farming and actively farmed all his life until he moved to Florida in 2016.

  Paul was an active member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ until he moved with his family to Florida and was then an active member at Avon Park Christian Church.

  In 2016 Paul and Darlene and Mark moved to Florida to enjoy retirement. He loved it there and enjoyed his time fishing and gardening, and even became a Florida master gardener.

  In January of 2021 Paul was diagnosed with a rare brain disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, PSP.  He moved back to Indiana with his family in April of 2021 to be near family.

  Paul was a good Christian man, husband, father, and friend. He will be greatly missed.

  He is survived by his wife Rita Darlene (Gourley) Walton; by his children: Mark Walton, Robin (Bruce) Walton (boyfriend Chaz Cleary), and Jodi (Keith) Walton (Brian); by his sister Penny Robinson (Walton) (Randy), and by his  grandchildren: Alex Bruce and Cody Bruce (Haylee Desmarais); and by multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Walton, and his mother Dorothy (Adams) Walton.

  Memorials can be made in his honor to: Loving Hearts Hospice, (who took great care of Paul); Missions at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ; or The Whitewater Christian Service Camp, (where he met his beloved Darlene).

  It was Paul’s wishes that no public service be held.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.