Obituaries 01/10/2019

Janice Schnebelt, Twana Lyttle, Paxton Edward Gullion, Richard 'Rick' growing, Mildred Skirvin, George Smith, Jr.

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Richard ‘Rick’ Browning

  Richard D. “Bull” “Rick” Browning, age 62, of Milan, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

  Rick entered this life on April 8th, 1956, in Madison, the loving son of the late Loren H. Browning and Dorothy Elizabeth (Browning) Stewart Browning. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he was a 1974 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Rick was inducted into the United States Army Reserve on July 18th, 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private on November 12th, 1980, at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.

  Rick was united in marriage on September 12th, 1987, in Moores Hill, Indiana, to the late Velma Rose Auel and they shared 16 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 31st, 2003.

  Bull was employed as a carpenter for All-Phase Remodeling in Milan, Indiana and Cole Construction in Fairfield, Ohio, for five years. Rick was also an insurance repairman. Rick resided in Milan, Indiana, for the past 29 years.

  Rick was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Amvets Post #3 in Osgood, Indiana.

  Rick will be deeply missed by his step-daughters: Charlotte Mollaun, Cindy Uribe and Anna Rose Browning all of Milan, Indiana; by his step-grandchildren: Joey, Brandon, Becky, Bubby and Emma; by his step-great-grandchildren: Chesney, Remington, Bristol, Stella and Laken; by his sister, Vickie D. McNay of Warsaw, Kentucky; and his nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Rose (Auel) Browning; by his parents, Loren H. Browning and Dorothy Elizabeth (Browning) Stewart Browning; by his step-mother, Anna J. (James) Browning; by his brother, Samuel E. Stewart; by his sister, Lucretia “Tricia” M. Lyon; and by his step-daughter, Christine Cain.

  No services are being held at this time. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Paxton Edward Gullion

  Paxton Edward Gullion entered this life on Thursday, December 27th, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of William Edward “Billy” Gullion, Jr. and BrookLynn Rose Adkins.

  Paxton gained his angel wings and was taken to be in Heaven with all of the other little angels who were too good for Earth at 6:44 p.m. on Saturday, January 5th, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Paxton was on this Earth for exactly 9 days and 43 minutes.

  Paxton will be deeply missed by his heartbroken parents: William Edward “Billy” Gullion, Jr. and BrookLynn Rose Adkins of Patriot; by his big sister, Shayliegh Ann Nicole Gullion of Patriot; by his maternal-grandparents: Stephanie Ogden and her fiancé, Jesse Jones of Patriot, and George Adkins and his wife, Nature of Patriot; by his paternal-grandmother, Kimberly Rusch of Hanover, Indiana; by his maternal-great-grandparents: Floyd and Sherry Ogden of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and George and Mary Adkins of Patriot; by his paternal-great-grandmothers: Patricia Rusch of Crothersville, Indiana and Sandy Lewis of Madison.

  He will also be greatly missed by his maternal-uncles: Bradley Adkins of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Jack Ogden of Patriot; by his paternal-uncle, Josh Gullion of Hanover, Indiana; by his paternal-aunts: Casey Gullion of Vevay and McKenzie Gullion of Hanover, Indiana; by his maternal-great-aunt, Dusty Ogden of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; his paternal-great-uncles: Christopher Gullion of Madison, Matthew Gullion of Madison,  James Davis of Milton, Kentucky, and Benjie Rusch of Crothersville, Indiana; by his paternal-great-aunts: Melissa Gullion of Deputy, Indiana, Michelle Gullion of Madison, Rachel Gullion of Deputy, Indiana, Leah Rusch of Crothersville, Indiana, and Angie Richardson of Milton, Kentucky; and his numerous cousins and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his parental grandfather, William Edward Gullion, Sr., who died on October 17th, 2006; and his parental-great-grandfathers: William Dale Gullion and Lewis Benjamin Rusch, III.

  Memorial Services will be conducted on Friday, January 11th, at 11:00 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday, January 11th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Paxton Edward Gullion Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Twana Lyttle

  Twana Renee (Brewer) Lyttle, age 57, of Vevay, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Twana entered this life on September 14th, 1961, in Middletown, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late Woodrow Wilson and Phyllis Jean (Chapel) Brewer. She was raised in Farmer’s Retreat, Indiana, and was a 1979 graduate of South Ripley High School.

  Twana was active in the Swiss Villa activities for several years.

  Twana will be deeply missed by her sisters: Montina Petro and her husband Edward of Patriot; and Janice Henry and her husband Darrel of Middletown, Ohio; by her brothers: Woody Brewer of Madison and Richard Brewer of North Vernon, Indiana; by her niece, Heather Knotts and her husband Scott of Aurora, Indiana; by her great-niece, Christian Knotts; and by her great-nephews, Roger Sebree and Stryker Knotts.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow Wilson and Phyllis Jean (Chapel) Brewer; by her brothers: Rocky Brewer, Roger Brewer and John Chapel; and by her sisters: Tonya Brewer and Vida Brewer.

  No Services Are Being Held At This Time. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Twana Renee (Brewer) Lyttle Memorial Fund for expenses, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Janice Schnebelt

  Janice Schnebelt, 82, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, January 6th, 2019.

  She was born on November 12th, 1936 in Moores Hill, Indiana, the daughter of the late Louis and Hazel (Beggs) Grace.

  Janice enjoyed reading and crocheting. She liked Keno. She loved being grandma and great grandma.

  She is survived by her four sons: David (Missy) Schnebelt of Lawrenceburg, Eric (Susan) Schnebelt of Lawrenceburg,  Joseph (Tracey) Schnebelt of Lawrenceburg, and Kenny Schnebelt of Lawrenceburg; and by two daughters: Annette (Matt) Maher of St Louis, Missouri and Cheri Schnebelt of Lawrenceburg.

  She is also survived by five brothers: Don (Betty) Grace of Dillsboro, Indiana, Dale (Darlene) Grace of Aurora, Indiana, Jerry (Barb) Grace of Farmers Retreat, Indiana, Larry Grace of Moores Hill, Indiana, and Steve Grace of Tampa, Florida; by her two sisters: Betty Dall of New Alsace, Indiana and Sharon (Bob) Peelman of East Enterprise; by her cousin, Sis and Junior Ellinghausen of Ross, Ohio; by 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Hazel Grace; by her husband of 62 years, David “Dick” Schnebelt; by her sister-in-law, Jean Grace; and by her brother-in-law, Eddie Dall.

  Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 10th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 10th, beginning at 1 p.m., with Reverend Ryan Goode officiating.

  Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.

  Contributions may be made to the Greendale Park Board (Schnebelt’s Pond and Park) or Greendale Police Department.

Mildred Skirvin

  Mildred Lucille (Richardson) Skirvin, age 84, of Moorefield, passed away at 4:54 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Mildred entered this life on September 29th, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Harry Milton and Kaola (Doyle) Richardson.

  Mildred was united in marriage on May 1st, 1954, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to George William Skirvin. This happy union was blessed with three children: Lawrence, David and Pamela. Mildred and George shared over 64 years of marriage together until her death.

  Mildred was employed as the secretary for Commercial Motor Freight Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. She had resided in the Switzerland County community since 1986. Mildred was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed sewing, painting and ceramics.

  Mildred will be deeply missed by her husband of over 64 years, George William Skirvin of Moorefield; by her children: Lawrence W. Skirvin of Indianapolis, Indiana, David Skirvin and his wife Becky of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Pamela Matthews and her husband Robert of Greenfield, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Stacey, Brandon, Heather, Tyler, Kyle, Alicia, Erika and Nathaniel; by her several great-grandchildren; and by her sister, Portia Richardson of Beach Grove, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Milton and Kaola (Doyle) Richardson; and by her brother and her four sisters.

  Private family services are being held at the convenience of the family. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

George Smith, Jr.

  George Luther Smith, Jr., 85, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away at 9:39 a.m. on Sunday, January 6th, 2019, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis after spending eight days there with his family by his side.

  George entered this life on February 23rd, 1933, in Rising Sun. He was the son of the late George Luther and Jennie Louella (Liggett) McPherson Smith. He was raised in Rising Sun, and was a 1951 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  He was united in marriage on August 6th, 1960, at the First Baptist Church in Rising Sun, to Jeraldine “Jeri” Kathryn Iceberg, and to this union arrived two daughters, Margo and Alicia, to bless their home. George and Jeri shared over 58 loving years of marriage until his death.

  George attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He owned the Aurora Music Center in Aurora, which he opened in 1963. He sold an array of instruments including pianos, organs, guitars and band instruments/repairs for all the local school districts. He was an accomplished piano tuner for 30 years (tuning by ear). He was a founding member of the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame.

  George was known for his business and music by many in the Aurora, Dearborn County and surrounding areas. In 2009, the Governor of Kentucky bestowed upon him the title of Kentucky Colonel. George had a passion for sailing, he even built several sailboats that the family enjoyed over the years. He will be dearly missed by his loving family, friends, neighbors and community.

  He was a long- time member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora where he served as a deacon and choir member. He and his wife first started attending the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, and then Beecher Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in support of their son-in-law Robert H. Northcutt Jr.’s ministry. George loved the Lord and spread the love of Jesus to everyone he met.

  George is survived by his wife Jeraldine “Jeri” Kathryn (Iceberg) Smith of Shady Nook, Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his daughters: Margo (Bob) Northcutt of North Bend, Ohio and Alicia Smith of Richmond, Virginia; by his grandchildren: Miranda (Dwight) Watson, Richmond, Virginia; Bobby Northcutt of Columbus, Ohio; and Ryan Smith of Richmond, Virginia; by his great grandchildren: Tyus and Kaya Watson; many nieces, nephews and cousins; in-laws, Janet Iceberg of Bear Branch, Indiana, Marlene (John) Steuver of Dillsboro, Indiana, and George (Barb) Iceberg of Dewberry, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his siblings: Lucian, Bill, Leland and Gladys McPherson, Elizabeth “Betty” Noble; and in-laws, Stella and Dale Giltner and Ervin Iceberg.

  Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family on Friday, January 11th, from 4-8 p.m. at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana. Services will be held on Saturday, January 12th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Beecher Presbyterian Church, 229 Short Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, with Pastor Robert Northcutt officiating.

  Internment will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Dewberry, Indiana (near Friendship).

  Contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Beecher Presbyterian Church or Southeastern Indiana Musicians Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.