Obituaries 01/23/2020

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John Wolfe

  John Ernest Wolfe, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at his residence.

  John was born in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan on August 16th, 1938, the son of the late Flossie (Wilson) Pearson and Clyde Wolfe. At a young age, John and his family moved to the Rising Sun community where he attended high school.

  John was the husband of the late Gloria Neaman Wolfe (granddaughter of J.W. Whitlock). They married on September 8th, 1959 and were together over 47 years until her passing in 2006.

  John was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for over 20 years, earning the rank of Master Sergeant. After his retirement from the military, John went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Louisville in 1980.

  He was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and the Elizabethtown, Kentucky American Legion. John was an antique dealer and an avid collector and dealer in sports cards and other sports memorabilia.

  John is survived by his daughter, dana marie hildebrand (Kenny), of Rising Sun; by his four sons: Stephen Wolfe (Kathy), of Florence, Kentucky; Jon David Wolfe (Vernetta), of Franklin Crossroads, Kentucky; Robert Daniel Wolfe of Louisville, Kentucky, and John-Jared Wolfe, of Rising Sun; and by his 16 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

  John was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife Gloria; and by his sisters Nita Stewart and Claudia Ann Pearson.

  A public visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Military Honor Guard services will be conducted at the end of visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ Mission Team or charity of choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Helen Ricketts

  Helen Frances Ricketts, 92, of Plainfield, Indiana, passed away at her home on January 14th, 2020.

  She was born in Vevay on February 9th, 1927, the daughter of the late Frank and Lelah (Hooten) Ricketts. Helen was a graduate of Hanover College and Butler University. She was a lifelong teacher and retired from the M.S.D. of Wayne Township.

  She was a member of Plainfield First Baptist and former member of Lynhurst Baptist Church, where her husband, Reverend Ronald Ricketts, served for 29 years.

  Survivors include her daughter, Dora Ricketts; her son, Frank Ricketts; her grandchild, Carole (Matt) Ricketts-Corey; and her great grandchild, Bailey Corey.

  She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Reverend Ronald Ricketts; and by her sister, Dora Grace Lee.

  Funeral services were held on Friday, January 17th in the Lynhurst Baptist Church (1250 S. Lynhurst Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46241) and friends were invited to call on the family that evening prior to the beginning of the service. A private burial took place on Monday, January 20th in Madison.

  Hampton Gentry Funeral Home, 106 Shaw Street, Plainfield, Indiana, 46168, is serving the family at this difficult time.

Elijah ‘Jake’ McGuire

  Elijah Jakob “Jake” McGuire, age 16, of Vevay, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Jake entered this life on June 28th, 2003 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the loving son of the late Nichole D. McGuire who passed away after giving birth to Jake on July 9th, 2003 due to pulmonary hypertension that he was also diagnosed with.

  Jake was adopted by Nichole’s parents Roy Clifford McGuire, II and Heidi (Goff) McGuire. Jake was home bound due to his illness and was currently a junior at Switzerland County High School. Jake enjoyed going to the Switzerland County Public Library where he attended the Anime Club. Jake also enjoyed playing video games and was called the “Army Guy.” He also enjoyed making sauces for food, drawing, fishing, camping, riding his four-wheeler and being outdoors. Jake was currently working on getting his drivers permit that he was so proud of.

  Jake’s family appreciates everyone that has been here for them throughout his life especially Chuck Gosnell, Lisa Estes and Sheila Goff who stayed with them at the hospital until Jake passed away.

  Jake will be lovingly remembered by his mother, Heidi Ann (Goff) McGuire and her companion, Glenn Gosnell of Vevay; by his maternal grandmother, Charlene Goff of Vevay; by his brother, Kyle-Nicholas James McGuire of Vevay; by his sister, Shana-Leisa Olivia McGuire of Vevay; by his niece, Nevaeh McGuire of Vevay; by his special cousin, Lily Ignacio of Vevay; and his several aunts, uncles and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Clifford McGuire, II., who died on January 14th, 2019; by his birth mother, Nichole D. McGuire, who died on July 9th, 2003; by his sister, Amanda Joanne “Mandy” McGuire, who died on August 17th, 2007; by his maternal-grandfather, Samuel Ronnie “Ron” Goff,  who died on December 11th, 2012 and by his nephew, Logan Joseph McGuire, who died on August 17th, 2007.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, January 17th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. A Celebration of Jake’s Life was conducted on Friday, January 17th, by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at a later date in the Union Cemetery, Moores Hill, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Elijah Jakob “Jake” McGuire Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Theresa ‘Kay’ Marlman

  Theresa “Kay” (Earls) Marlman, age 67, of Bennington, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, January 17th, 2020, at her residence.

  Kay entered this life on January 25th, 1952 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of the late Charles A. and Erma R. (Dilts) Earls. She was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1970 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Kay was united in marriage on June 19th, 1970 in Switzerland County, to Barry Wayne Marlman. This happy union was blessed with two daughters: Angela and Jenny. Kay and Barry shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 24th, 2017.

  Kay was employed as a dealer and floor supervisor for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana for 13 years. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary. Kay attended the Bennington United Methodist Church in Bennington, and was a lifelong resident of the Switzerland County community. Kay enjoyed gardening, doing her nails, gambling and her dogs. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching Matthew dirt track race.

  Kay will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Angela Craddock and her husband Shawn of Ghent, Kentucky and Jenny Hankins and her husband John of Vevay; by her grandchildren, Emily and Matthew Craddock and Maci and Miranda Hankins; by her sisters, Connie Knotts of Madison and Sharrie Earls of Madison; by her brother, Walter “Bubby” Earls and his wife Joyce of Aberdeen, Indiana; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. Earls, who died on January 9th, 1998 and Erma R. (Dilts) Earls, who died on April 18th, 2000; by her husband, Barry Wayne Marlman, who died on March 24th, 2017; and by her sister, Charlene A. Earls, who died on December 22nd, 1949.

  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 23rd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208  Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23rd, at the funeral home.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 24th, by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home; and interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

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

Michael Mangold

  Michael David “Mike” Mangold, age 65, of Florence, Indiana, passed away on Monday, January 20th, 2020, at his residence.

  Mike entered this life on May 11th, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late George Bernard and Helen Bernice (Voss) Mangold. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio until 1971 when the family moved to the Switzerland County community.

  Mike graduated in 1972 from Switzerland County High School.

  Mike was united in marriage in 1983 in Vevay to Melissa Curlin, and this union was blessed with two sons: Matthew and Robert Mangold.

  Mike was employed for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky and Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Kentucky. He was also employed for Randall Textron and U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay. Mike was a former member of the Sons of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. Mike enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.

  Mike will be remembered by his sons: Matthew Mangold and his wife Lisa of Vevay and Robert Mangold and his wife Shawntaine of Bennington; by his step-son, Kenny Young of Fort Sill, Oklahoma; by his grandchildren: Michael, Arron, Richard, Adrian, Abigail and Andrew; by his sister, Rosemarie Pavy of Columbia, Tennessee; by his brothers: Mark Mangold of Vevay, Steve Mangold of Vevay, Danny Mangold and his wife Lucinda of Vevay, and Jeff Mangold and his companion Dee Deputy of Madison; by his several nieces and nephews; and by his special friends, Brandon Schirmer of Vevay and Joe Ryan Ricketts of Vevay.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: George Bernard Mangold, who died on May 4th, 2016 and Helen Bernice (Voss) Mangold, who died on May 14th, 2007; and by his brother, Richard Anthony Mangold, who died on June 30th, 1961.

  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. on Friday, January 24th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Michael David “Mike” Mangold Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Monica Curry

  Monica L. Curry, 58, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at Mercy Health- West in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Monica was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on February 22nd, 1961, the daughter of the late Esther Alma (White) and Harry E. Miller. She grew up in the Rising Sun community and attended school there.

  Monica married Allen D. Curry on April 23rd, 1977 in Aurora, Indiana at the Church of Christ. Monica and Allen were married over 42 years until her passing.

  Monica was a homemaker most of her life, but did work as a dietary aide at Dillsboro Manor for a few years. Monica enjoyed camping and doing all types of crafts. Spending time with her grandchildren is what she loved most.

  Monica is  survived by her loving husband, Allen Curry, of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her sons: Michael Curry and wife Cristy of Moores Hill, Indiana; Benjamin Curry and wife Tami of Quercus Grove, Indiana, and Mark Curry and wife Tiffany of Moores Hill, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Bryce, Kane (Kiely), Jazmyn, Hunter, Alexis and Kyla.

  Monica was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Esther Miller; and by her brother, Michael Miller.

  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 18th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend David Fogle officiating. Friends were invited to call on Friday, January 17th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana.

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

Desiree Childers

  Desiree Marie Childers, 30, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, at her residence.

  Desiree was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 6th, 1989, the daughter of Angela Marie (Freeman) Bryant, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Rodney L. Barrows, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Desiree grew up in Lawrenceburg and attended school there.

  She was a homemaker and loving mother to her son, Karter. Desiree enjoyed doing hair and makeup. She was also a talented writer and wrote several poems.

  Desiree is survived by her beloved son, Karter Childers, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her mother, Angel Bryant (Robert Bowman), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her father, Rodney Barrows (Beverly), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her brother, Derek Barrows (Mariah), of Cleves, Ohio; by her sister, Danielle Bryant, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her grandmothers: Phyllis Barrows, of Manchester, Indiana and Cathy Campbell (Wayne), of Aurora, Indiana; by her step sister, Amanda Grace, of Shelbyville, Indiana; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.

  Desiree was preceded in death by her grandfathers: Melvin Barrows and Glen Freeman.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, January 20th at the New Life Southern Baptist Church in Manchester, Indiana. Visitation was on Sunday, January 19th at the church. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

James Bladen

  James Vernon “Jim” Bladen, age 77, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 2:08 a.m. on Saturday, January 18th, 2020, at the Washington Healthcare Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  James entered this life on May 20th, 1942 in Madison. He was the loving son of the late Harvey Edward Bladen, Sr. and Julia May (Jones) Bladen. He was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1960 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Jim was inducted into the United States Navy on March 15th, 1962 in Vevay. He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged with the rank of Aviation Maintenance Administration Man Third Class on March 11th, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia.

  Jim was united in marriage to Lelia Mae “Lillian” Brown on December 26th, 1984 in Owenton, Kentucky, and they shared 18 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 9th, 2002. He was later united in marriage on April 14th, 2006, in Buckhorn, Kentucky, to Cynthia Druann “Cindy” Sprague and they shared five years of marriage together until she passed away on August 20th, 2011. On April 16th, 2016 in Vevay, Jim was united in marriage to Pamela Sue Faulk. Jim and Pamela shared nearly four years of marriage together until his death.

  Jim owned and operated Bladen’s Concrete in Vevay. He was employed for the Switzerland County Economic Development Corporation in Vevay for several years and was an electrician. He was also employed for the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison.

  Jim resided in the Switzerland County community all of his life until moving to the Indianapolis community for two years where he resided until his death.

  Jim was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 where he served on the Honor Guard. He was also a faithful member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, playing euchre at the Vevay American Legion and VFW and was always a handyman.

  James will be missed by his loving wife, Pamela Sue (Faulk) Bladen of Indianapolis; by his brother, Steve “Bear” Bladen and his wife Martha of Vevay; by his best friends, Jim and Joan Barry of Vevay; and by his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Edward Bladen, Sr., who died on June 19th, 1960 and Julia May (Jones) Bladen, who died on October 2nd, 1970; by his first wife, Lelia Mae “Lillian” (Brown) Bladen, who died on January 9th, 2002; by his second wife, Cynthia Druann “Cindy” (Sprague) Bladen, who died on August 20th, 2011; by his brothers, Harvey Edward “Bud” Bladen, Jr., who died on July 3rd, 1991 and Donald Augustus Bladen,  who died on May 13th, 2001; and by his sisters: Arvenia (Bladen) Whiteford, who died on July 9th, 1988, Oleta Jane “Janie” Kimmons, who died on November 2nd, 1995, Addie Wilena (Bladen) Stewart, who died on August 25th, 1998, and Wanda JoAnn Chipman, who died on February 27th, 2010.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, January 22nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM, Vevay American Legion Post #185 & Vevay VFW Post #5396 conducted services on Wednesday, January 22nd at the funeral home; and interment will follow a later date in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396 or Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Joshua Batchelor

  Joshua Anthony Batchelor, 39, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was found deceased on Sunday, October 13th, 2019.

  He was born on February 27th, 1980 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the son of Clarence Batchelor and Linda (Wilson) Moehring.

  Josh liked to draw and fish. He was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan. He worked in Tree Service and Lanscaping.

  He is survived by his father, Clarence William Batchelor of Independence, Kentucky; by his mother, Linda (Nick) Moehring of Sunman, Indiana; by his two sons: Jacob Batchelor of Bright, Indiana and Joshua ‘Tre’ Batchelor of Vevay; by his daughter, Summer Batchelor of St Leon, Indiana; by his two brothers: Terry Batchelor of Sunman, Indiana and Brandon Batchelor of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his sister, Amy Boucher of Clarklake, Michigan; by his grandson, Brock Batchelor; by his nephew, Tye Slayback of Bryan, Ohio; by his niece, Mariah Shaffer of Bryan, Ohio; and by numerous extended family members and friends.

  Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 25th, from noon until 2 p.m. at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana. Funeral services will then be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 25th at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jeff Stone officiating. Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the his children, c/o Fitch-Denny Funeral Home.