Obituaries 01/16/2020

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William ‘Billy’ Barnes

  William George “Billy” Barnes, age 76, of Vevay, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, at his residence.

  He entered this life on September 10th, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late Charles H. Barnes and Mary Elizabeth (Batchelor) Hamby-Boldery.

  He was raised in Switzerland County where he attended school and was later united in marriage to Linda Levell.

  Billy was employed for Randall Textron in Vevay for 25 years. He was a faithful member of the Grants Creek Baptist Church since 1969 which he always hitchhiked to the services. He resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. Billy enjoyed helping others, potluck dinners, drinking coffee, telling stories and joking around. Billy also loved collecting metal and tools and junking and trading the metal. When he drove it was always a pickup truck which you could always find appliances and other metals in the bed of his trucks. When his truck broke down, Billy enjoyed walking and hitchhiking and never met a stranger along the way.

  Billy is survived by his sister, Mary Ann (Hamby) Hopper of Vevay; by his nephew, Terry Wayne Hopper and his companion Stephanie Greenwood of Vevay; by his great-nephew, Christopher Wayne Hopper of Madison, and by his church family and friends he had met along the way.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. Barnes and Mary Elizabeth (Batchelor) Hamby-Boldery; by his step-fathers: Rote B. Hamby and Harry Leroy Boldery; and by his brothers, Charles Howard Barnes and Robert Walter Benjamin “Bobby” Hamby.

   Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, January 13th, at the Grants Creek Baptist Church, 14685 Lower Grants Creek, Road Rising Sun, Indiana, 47040. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, January 13th, by Pastor Patrick Bujak, at Grants Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Billy Barnes Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is serving the family at this difficult time.

Gloria Bloomer

  Gloria Jean Bloomer, 70, of Rising Sun, passed away on Saturday, January 11th, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Gloria was born in Hamilton, Ohio on October 22nd, 1949. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Virginia Jean (Rice) Joskem. Gloria was a graduate of Garfield High School, class of 1968 and  earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University. She was a Registered Nurse for several years and last worked at Interim Health Care in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Gloria was a faithful member of Disciples Christian Church in Hamilton, Ohio. She served on the church board and volunteered for Serve City Chosen which provides meals for the homeless.

  Gloria married Terrance Bloomer on September 26th, 1980. Gloria and Terrance were married over 39 years until her passing.

  Gloria’s life was centered around her family and church. She also enjoyed fishing whenever she got the chance.

  Gloria is survived by her husband, Terrance Bloomer, of Rising Sun; by her daughter, Angela Shanholtzer, of Harrison, Ohio; by her two sons: Wendell Jones (Carla) of Rising Sun and Matt Bloomer (Joscelyn) of Lafayette, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Jasmine Hounchell, Cliff Shanholtzer (Krystin), Payton Creech, Terrance Jones, Tyler Jones (Tiffani), Jenna Bloomer and Erin Bloomer; by her great-grandchildren: Tanner, Leland, Rocket, Hunter, Ellie, Aaliyah, Kameron, Noah, and James. She is also survived by many other family members and friends.

  Gloria was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Mabel Rice; by her parents, Clifford and Virginia Joskem; and by her granddaughter, Gretchen Bloomer.

  Graveside services were held on Tuesday, January 14th at Rising Sun New Cemetery in Rising Sun, with Reverend Bonnie Goodwin officiating.

  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.

Donald Canada

  Donald “Duck” J Canada, age 75, formerly of Dabney, Indiana in Ripley County, passed away on Thursday January 9th, 2020 surrounded by his family.

  Duck was born on June 7th, 1944, in Batesville, Indiana. He was the son of the late William and Ruth Canada. He grew up along with his brother and sisters outside of Holton, Indiana.

  Duck enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. He lived in Vevay for a while, and loved going and sitting by the river. He could be found spending hours there. Duck liked to dance and listen to music. He had spent 40 plus years working for Romweber Furniture in Batesville.

  He is survived by his daughter Sammi Barnes; by his grandchildren: Jacob, Destinee, and Alexis; by his great-grandchildren: Jace, Hayden, Wyatt, Oaklee, and Brantlee (due anytime); by his brothers: Larry (Mary), David (Nancy), Floyd (Shirley), and Kenny; by his sisters: Barbara Wood and Pauline Sanders; and by his sister-in-law, Betty Canada.

  Duck was preceded in death by his brother, Alfred Canada.

  Visitation was held on Monday January 13th, followed by the funeral service at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood, Indiana.

  Memorials may be given to the family in the care of the funeral home.

Tyler Cooley

  Tyler Evin “Ty” Lee Cooley, age 18, of Hanover, Indiana, died on Thursday, January 9th, 2020, at 4:16 p.m. in a car accident near Kent, Indiana.

  Tyler entered this life on September 19th, 2001 in Madison. He was the loving son of Bobby Lee Cooley and April Dawn Ellenburg. He resided all of his life in the Hanover community and was currently a senior at Southwestern High School. In school he had ran track, cross country and played basketball. Ty was a 10 year member of 4-H and enjoyed showing sheep. He was raised in the Paynesville Christian Church in Paynesville, Indiana. Ty loved playing basketball, Tik Tok and Play Station. He enjoyed his family and friends.

  Ty will be missed by his loving mother, April Dawn Ellenburg and her companion, Timothy McDonald of Hanover; by his father, Bobby Lee Cooley of Hanover; by his paternal grandparents, Sandy and William Cooley of Hanover; by his maternal grandparents, Marianne and John Hogan of Madison and Delton “Snoogs” and Becky Ellenburg of New Washington, Indiana; by his maternal great grandma, Sharon J. Hord of Belhaven, North Carolina; by his maternal great grandpa, Kenny Evans of Charlestown, Indiana; by his loving brother, Toby Cooley of Hanover; by his uncle, Shawn Cooley of Hanover; by his aunt, Tiffany Alvarez and her husband Jakson of Los Angeles, California; by his girl friend, Kate Sandefur of Kokomo, Indiana; by his close cousin who was like a brother, Nicholas Huttsell of Hanover; by his great aunts and great uncles: Janet Huttsell, Teresa Dennison, Mickey Huttsell, Scott Huttsell, David Huttsell, and Keith Huttsell and his wife Rose — all of Hanover, Marc Hord and his companion Kim Huff of Madison, Melinda and Jimmy Cordon of Belhaven, North Carolina, and Marie and Ronnie Kirkpatrick of Alabama; by his great aunts and great uncles: Alice and Robert Doman of Florida; by his god parents, Brandi and Ryan Mundt of Hanover; by his god brothers and best friends: Gavin Mundt and Ayden Mundt of Hanover; by his god grandparents, Kim and Brenda Cahall of Madison and Don and Marsha Mundt of Hanover, Indiana; by his god sisters, Addison and Peighton of Hanover; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandpa, Donald L. Hord; by his paternal great grandparents, Kenneth and Naomi Huttsell; by his maternal great grandparent, Goldie Evans; and by his great aunt, Betty Hord.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, at 11 a.m., by Brother Dan Corbin at the Southwestern Elementary School Gymnasium, 273 South Main Cross Street in Hanover, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington, Indiana.

  Friends may visit on Friday, January 17th, from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday, January 18th from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Southwestern Elementary School Gymnasium.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Tyler Cooley Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Hanover and Madison. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Brooklyn James

  Brooklyn Breshelle James, age 19, of Madison, died on Thursday, January 9th, 2020, at 4:20 p.m. in a car accident near Kent, Indiana.

  Brooklyn entered this life on September 23rd, 2000 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of Brian Ulysses and Jackie Kay Demaree James. She resided all of her life in Madison and was a member of the class of 2020 at Madison Consolidated High School. In school she enjoyed playing basketball and singing in the choir.

  She had worked for Taco Bell, Royer Corporation, NVIC in North Vernon, and was currently set to begin work at Madison Precision Products.

  She had attended Brushy Fork Baptist Church and the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church. Brooklyn loved music, hanging out with her friends, cooking, playing basketball and XBox, and was an avid UK fan. She dearly loved her niece Maddie and enjoyed spending time with her.

  Brooklyn will be missed by her loving parents, Brian and Jackie Demaree James of Madison; by her loving brother, Brandon Jack Demaree and his fiancée Destiny Denning of Madison; by her adoring niece, Madelynn “Maddie” Marie Demaree; by her maternal grandfather, Jack Demaree and his companion Sheila of Madison; by her paternal grandparents, Ruth and Robert Shipman of Madison; by her paternal grandfather, Paul F. James of Florence, Indiana; by her paternal great grandparents, Leona and Richard Adams of Florence, Indiana; by her paternal great grandmother, Clarice Patzer of Atlanta, Georgia; by her aunts and uncles: Brooke Demaree of Madison, Mandy Demaree of Madison, Christopher James of Madison, Scott and Bambi Shipman of Madison, and Lea Shipman of Madison; as well as several great aunts, great uncles, cousins and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandma, Sandra K. “Sandy” Darbro Demaree, who died on February 11th, 2011; by her maternal great grandparents: Harold and Geneva Darbro and Graham and Helen Demaree; by her paternal grandfather, Norman Patzer; and by her paternal great grandma, Yvonne Shipman.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 17th, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Stephan Delorenzo at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery near Moorefield.

  Friends may visit on Thursday, January 16th from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday, January 17th from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooklyn James Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Fuenral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover.

John Purnell, Jr.

  John D. Purnell, Jr., 41, of Ripley County Indiana, passed away at 3:38 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  John was born in Anderson, Indiana on June 13th, 1978, the son of Ruth (Fisher) Purnell, of Toledo, Ohio and John D. Purnell, Sr., of Anderson, Indiana.

  He worked in maintenance at GECOM Corporation in Greensburg, Indiana for 20 years. John was a rock hound and loved looking for arrowheads and other artifacts along the river banks with family and friends. He also enjoyed camping and fishing. John was a rocker that loved the country life.

  In addition to his parents, John is survived by three daughters: Brianna Miller of Madison, Elizabeth Purnell of Madison, and Layla Miller of Madison; by his son, Michael Purnell, of Madison; by the mother of his children, Chandal Miller of Madison; by his granddaughter, Delilah Baldwin; by his sister, Effi Theiss, of Toledo, Ohio; by his brother, Kasey Purnell of Ripley County, Indiana; by his brothers-in-law who were like his own brothers: Justin Whitham of Sunman, Indiana, Jason Miller, of Sunman, Indiana, Shawn Miller, of North Vernon, Indiana, and John Fehr, of Batesville, Indiana.

  Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 12th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Troy Whitham officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, January 12th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Gertrude Voris

  Gertrude (Hughes) Voris, age 76, of Vevay, passed away at 10:36 p.m. on Monday, January 6th, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Gertrude entered this life on May 2nd, 1943 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Theodore J. “Ted” and Mary Jo (Meadows) Hughes. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School. She attended classes at Ivy Tech in Madison to become a bookkeeper.

  Gertrude was united in marriage on April 20th, 1962 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church to the late Donald William Voris. This happy union was blessed with two sons: Glenn and Michael; and two daughters: Mary and Kelly. Gertrude and Donald shared over 50 years of marriage together until he passed away on December 31st, 2012.

  Gertrude was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for 38 years. She was also employed for Dorman Products for 10 years; and as a dishwasher for Dan’s Marina Restaurant in Warsaw, Kentucky.

  Gertrude held membership in the Cross Plains Church of Christ in Cross Plains, Indiana and resided all of her life in the Switzerland County community. She enjoyed reading and crocheting and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

  Gertrude will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Glenn Voris and his wife Pam of East Enterprise and Michael Voris and his wife Connie of Versailles, Indiana; by her daughters: Mary Skaggs and her husband Cecil of Vevay and Kelly Fitzner and her husband Scott of Appomattox, Virginia; by her grandchildren: William, Richard, Rebekah, Brady, Deanna, Joseph, Stephen, Jonathen, Timothy, Brandon, Rachel, Rebecca, Adam, Nicholas and Naomi; by her several-great-grandchildren; by her brothers: Wayne Hughes of Rising Sun and Nathan Hughes and his wife Donna of Vevay; by her sisters: Margaret Stegemiller of Rising Sun and Mildred Fleek and her husband Leroy of North Vernon, Indiana; by her sister-in-law, Crystal Mae (Voris) Peters of Vevay; by her brother-in-law, Terry Voris of Madison; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death her parents: Theodore J. “Ted” Hughes, who died on March 23rd, 1980 and Mary Jo (Meadows) Hughes, who died on January 11th, 1998; by her husband, Donald William Voris, who died on December 31st, 2012; by her brother, Ralph Hughes, who died on April 20, 2003; by her brother-in-law, Harris ‘Junior’ Stegemiller, who died on March 29th, 2015; and by her sisters-in-law: Betty Mardelle (Reese) Hughes, who died on December 4th, 2018 and Donna Sue (Flood) Scudder Hughes, who died on December 7th, 2019.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, January 10th, at the Cross Plains Church of Christ, 2462 East County Road 1050 South, Cross Plains, Indiana, 47017.

  Funeral services were conducted on Friday, January 10th, by Pastor Logan Fugate, at the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Salem Cemetery, Cross Plains, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.