Obituaries 01/09/2020


Darrel Chase

  Darrel Edwin Chase, age 87, of Fairview, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun.

  Darrel entered this life on December 1st, 1932 in Switzerland County. He was the loving son of the late Herschel Lawrence and Ethel Lucille (Cleeter) Chase. He was raised on Aaron Road where he attended the one room school house next door; and attended Vevay High School.

  Darrel was united in marriage to Betty Jean Scott on August 18th, 1953 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with two sons: Jerry Dale and Jack Lee. Darrel and Betty shared over 66 loving years of marriage together until his death.

  He was employed for U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, and for the Stone Quarry in Cross Plains, Indiana.

  Darrel was inducted into the United States Army on March 31st, 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Korean War. He earned the Korean Service Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Darrel was honorably discharged with the rank of Private 2nd Class on March 4th, 1955 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

  Darrel was employed from 1951 to 1953 for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and after serving his country, he returned to Seagram’s in 1955, retiring in 1987 after 32 years of service. Darrel farmed all of his life on the family farm raising cows, tobacco, soy beans and corn. He enjoyed playing euchre and rook, shooting guns and attending tractor pulls.

  Darrel was a devoted family man and will be deeply missed by his loving family.

  Darrel will be missed by his loving wife, Betty Jean (Scott) Chase of Fairview; by his daughter-in-law, Jill L. Chase of Fairview; by his grandchildren: Tina Girton and her husband Jerry of Vevay, Cassandra Chase of Pleasant, Crystal Richmer and her husband Andy of Madison, and Cayla Rogers and her husband Ben of Bennington; by his great-grandchildren: Christopher Girton and his fiancée Caroline King, Sam Girton and his companion Moira Delgado, Carson Byrd, Caleb Byrd, Jack Richmer, Elsie Rogers and Ada Rogers; by his great great-grandchild, Elias Daniel Len Girton; by his sister, Marietta Crandell of Moorefield; by his niece, Connie Purdum of Arvada, Colorado; and by his nephew, Gwenn Dale Stevenson and his wife, Sharon of Munfordville, Kentucky.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel Lawrence Chase, who died on September 17th, 1986 and Ethel Lucille (Cleeter) Chase, who died on July 19th, 1993; by his sons: Jerry Dale Chase, who died on February 24th, 1968 and Jack Lee Chase, who died on July 11th, 2016; and his nephew, James Daryl “Jamie” Stevenson, who died on April 7th, 2019.

  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 10th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 11th, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Tom Rogers, 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 Vevay Cemetery.

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

Richard Hillman

  Richard William Hillman, 72, of New Eagle, Pennsylvania, died on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 in the Monongahela Valley (Pennsylvania) Hospital.

  He was born on November 4th, 1947 in New Eagle, and was the son of William and Stella Barkey Hillman.

  Rick owned and operated Rick’y Service Station in New Eagle for over 25 years. Currently, he was a bartender at the Arroas Haymaker’s 258 1/2 in New Eagle.

  He was passionate about the Pittsburgh Steelers — especially Jack Lambert — and enjoyed NASCAR racing, with Dale Earnhardt being one of his favorite drivers. Rick also enjoyed karaoke and dancing.

  He is survived by his son, Justin Hillman and wife Carrie of Burlington, Kentucky; and by his brother, Timothy Hillman and wife Linn of Rising Sun.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Lambert Hillman who died on April 10th, 1995; and by his sister, Barbara Turko.

  Friends will be received on Friday, January 10th, from 4-7 p.m. at the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, Pennsylvania, 15063.

Linda Hines

  Linda Lee  Anderson Hines, 72, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 28th.

  She was the daughter of Anna Rose Salmons and the last James Lee Anderson; and retired as a nurse after serving her community at Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was formerly married to Arnold Hines.

  Linda had a special love for animals, and enjoyed visiting the Cincinnati Zoo.

  Linda is survived by her son, James L. Hines; by her daughter, Debbie A. (Daniel Bowman) Bruce; by her mother, Anna Rose Salmons; by her dear friend and former husband, Arnold Hines; by her grandchildren: Hunter, Allie, Hailey, and Jessica; and by her cousin, Butch Showalter.

  She was preceded in death by her father, James Lee Anderson.

  Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 4th, at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial followed at the Spring Grove Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions in Linda’s honor may be made to the Cincinnati Zoo or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Patricia McMurray

  Patricia Ruth McMurray, 78, of Patriot, passed away on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Patricia was born in the Lamb community of Switzerland County on February 18th, 1941, the daughter of the late Pauline (Henderson) and Sam Cunningham, Sr. Patricia moved to Patriot at an early age and attended school there. Patriot would remain her home for the rest of her life.

  She was a homemaker and the wife of Harry McMurray. Patty and Harry shared a lifelong love. Patricia was a faithful Christian and member of the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot. God’s love showed through her genuine concern for others.

  Patricia enjoyed reading, gardening and tending to her flowers. She loved spending time with her precious family. Patricia was a loving wife, mom, mamaw, sister, aunt and friend to many. Her gentle spirit and kind heart will never be forgotten.

  Patricia is survived by her husband, Harry McMurray, of Patriot; by her daughter, Teresa (Don) Kolas of Fairfield Ohio; by her son, Stephen  (Debbie) James, of Patriot; by her grandchildren: Logan “Bear” Kolas, Lauren “Angel” Kolas, Tony Kolas, Samantha Schnitzer, Mike Romans, Melinda Wright and Sam Romans; and by her eight great grandchildren. Patricia is also survived by her brother, Sam Cunningham, Jr., of Patriot; by her beloved niece, Tasha (Rick) McElfresh, of Falmouth, Kentucky; by her great nephew Thomas McElfresh; and by her extended family: Troy (Kim) Otter and family.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline and Sam Cunningham, Sr.; and by her first husband, Denver James.

  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, January 10th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Russ Hobbs officiating. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise. Visitation will be Thursday, January 9th, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Temple Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Geraldine Banta

  Geraldine (Lock) Banta, age 86, of Vevay, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Geraldine entered this life on July 27th, 1933 in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of the late Ernie and Dorothy Marcella (Roeder) Lock. Geraldine was raised all over Indiana because her father was a teacher, and she attended Vevay High School. She was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church.

  Geraldine was united in marriage on November 10th, 1949 to the late Everett Ray “Dutch” Banta in Carrollton, Kentucky. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Sharon. Geraldine and Everett shared nearly 59 years of marriage together until he passed away on April 20th, 2008.

  Geraldine was formerly employed for 23 years for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay until 1974; worked one year for the Versailles Extension Office; three years for the Census Bureau; and then started farming with her husband. She was a former member of the Moorefield Homemakers Club and served on the Farm Bureau Board for several years. Geraldine enjoyed mowing her lawn, crafting and gardening.

  Geraldine will be remembered for her raspberry jelly, “the best you ever ate.”

  Geraldine will be missed by her daughter, Sharon Kay Ketenbrink and her husband, Earl of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Andrea Jo Ketenbrink, Heather Thomas and her husband Dan, and John Ketenbrink and his wife Andrea; by her great-grandchildren: Hannah, Mallory, Noah, Haley, Rachel and Logan; and by her sister, Joann Arnett and her husband David of Rockford, Tennessee.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Ernie Lock, who died on September 26th, 1969; by her mother, Dorothy Marcella (Roeder) Lock, who died on December 24th, 1988; and by her husband, Everett Ray “Dutch” Banta, who died on April 20th, 2008.

  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 4th, by Reverend Tom Rogers at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

 Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, January 3rd, at the funeral home.

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