Obituaries 01/17/2019

Jeffery Tinsley, Robert Allen Coy, Kenneth Lauderbaugh


Jeffery Tinsley

  Jeffery James Tinsley, 58, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at his residence.

  Jeffery was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on May 8th, 1960, the son of Joyce (Miller) White and Walter C. Tinsley. He was a graduate of South Dearborn High School, Class of 1980.

  Jeffery formerly worked at Batesville Products in Aurora, Indiana. Jeffery enjoyed the simple things of life, like the company of good friends and family. His world revolved around his daughter and granddaughter.

  Jeffery is survived by his loving daughter, Amanda Brown, of Alexandria, Kentucky; by his granddaughter, Isabella; by his mother, Joyce White of Arizona; by his father, Walter C. Tinsley, of Moores Hill, Indiana; by his two sisters: Veeta White (Charles), of Rising Sun and Lottie Armbruster, of Osgood, Indiana; by his two brothers, Carlile Tinsley, of Aurora, Indiana and Ted Tinsley, of Batesville, Indiana; and by his special friend, Dorothy Bowling.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, January 14th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Evangelist Tommy Johnson officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, January 14th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Kenneth Lauderbaugh

  Kenneth Darrell “Kenny” Lauderbaugh, age 92, of Vevay, passed away at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  He entered this life on August 12th, 1926, in Madison, the loving son of the late Avon and Lelia (Romans) Lauderbaugh. He was raised in Madison, where he attended high school.

  Kenny was inducted into the United States Army, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade and served in Company A 803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion on November 24th, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

  Kenny had been a mechanic for over 30 years and owned and operated Lauderbaugh Service on the corner of Walnut and Main Street in Vevay, for 18 years.

  Kenny resided in the Switzerland County community since 1959 and was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover, Indiana.

  Kenny is survived by his sister, Frances Thurnall of Clarksville, Indiana; by his nephew who cared for him, Pastor Leon Turner of Hanover, Indiana; and other several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Avon and Lelia (Romans) Lauderbaugh; by his sister, Juanita Turner; and by his brother, Cecil Lauderbaugh.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, January 15th, by Leon Turner at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment and full military rites was conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery.

  Friends were invited to call on Tuesday, January 15th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Robert Allen Coy

  Robert Allen Coy, age 95 of Milroy, Indiana, passed away on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at Greensburg, Indiana.

  Robert Allen was born on Friday, July 20th, 1923 in Florence, Indiana the son of Robert and Emma (Phillips) Coy. He attended Florence Elementary School and Patriot High School.

  Robert did not want to go to school for his freshman year because of being initiated. He did go back but then didn’t want to go for his sophomore year using work on the farm as an excuse. However, Robert was a great student and athlete so his softball coach, Mr. Johnson, who nicknamed Robert “Hoss” and the principal, Mr. Guy Harris, paid a visit to the farm to talk to Robert’s father. They asked his father if he could do without Robert on the farm and his father said he could, therefore, Robert returned for his sophomore year.

  During his time at Patriot High School, he played softball and basketball, was an honor student, and graduated in 1942.

  On August 14th, 1943, Robert married Naomi Jean Slack. Ten children were born into this union.

  Robert was inducted into the United States Army on March 29th, 1945, at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. He served during World War II as a Mess Sergeant in Seoul, Korea. He was honorably discharged on August 31st, 1946.

  Shortly after being discharged from the military in 1946 and returning to Florence, Indiana, Robert attended a tent meeting on Bethel Ridge where he was saved. He then attended Bethel Ridge Holiness Church and later Vevay Holiness Tabernacle. After moving to Rush County, he attended Clarksburg Holiness Church.

  Robert spent most of his life near Florence, Indiana where he raised his family and farmed. In addition to farming, he worked several years for Slawson Implement Company, Vevay, Indiana; Randall Textron Company, Vevay, Indiana; and Barber Grocery, Madison, Indiana. In 2009 Robert was a member of the Indiana Honor Flight that traveled to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. This trip was a highlight of his life. However, Robert loved his family, farming, and serving God more than anything.

  Robert is survived by his wife of 75 years, Naomi Jean and their ten children: Carolyn Sue (Stan) Whalen, Louis Allen Coy, Donna Jean Harlow, Glenda Lou (Jim) Brown, Joan (Don) Wipf, Doris Jan (Terry) Young, Benita Colleen (William) Kaffenberger, Nathan Lynn Coy, Jonathan Edward (Lisa) Coy, and Melanie Kay (Terry) McQueen. Surviving grandchildren include: Christopher Dean (Stephanie) Whalen, Nicole Lynne (Todd) Little, Angela Renae (David) Todd, Michelle Ann (Kenny) Dooley, John Allen (Kimberly) Brogan, Jody David (Brandi) Brogan, Darin Lee (Tabitha) Simpson, Denton Lane (Kami) Simpson, Brett Eric (Kisha) Kaffenberger, Lindsay Jo (Eric) Herzog, Craig Matthew (Shannon) Johns, Jacqueline Colleen (Zach) Russell, Moriah Jane (A.J.) Riley, Brett Edward (Tara) Coy, Alan Daniel (Brittany) Coy, Brooke Suzanne Coy, Katie Dawn Coy, Mark Allen (Patricia) McQueen, Melinda Lee McQueen, and granddaughter-in-law Rhonda Lynn Lukie.  Robert is also survived by 39 great- grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, sister-in-law Nettie Coy, nieces Judy (Coy) May, Lee Ann (Coy) Cicero, Jill Coy, Jade (Coy) Lopez and nephew Jerry Coy.

  Robert was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Emma Coy, two sisters; Helen Marie Coy and Elizabeth Coy; two brothers Harold Louis Coy and Wilford Eugene Coy; sisters-in-law Freda (Shadday) Coy and Marilyn (Warner) Coy; niece Betty (Coy) Lock; son-in-law George A. Harlow; two grandsons William Dennis Lukie, Jr. and Robert Stacy Brown; granddaughter Brittani Gail Coy, great grandson Robert Coy Brown, and great granddaughter Olivia Gail Coy.

  Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at 1 p.m., by Reverend Wayne Mahoney at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

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

  Pallbearers include: John Allen Brogan, Christopher Dean Whalen, Jody David Brogan, Darin Lee Simpson, Denton Lane Simpson, Craig Matthew Johns, Brett Edward Coy, and Alan Daniel Coy.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at