Obituaries 01/28/2021

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Ruth Dilts

  Ruth Marie Dilts, 60, of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at her residence.

  Ruth was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on June 16th, 1960, the daughter of the late Vina (Back) and Hurley King.

  Ruth married Steve Dilts on February 7th, 1976. Ruth and Steve were married nearly 45 years until her passing.

  She worked as a cashier at Krogers in Lawrenceburg,  Indiana, and was a member of the Holmes Hill Church of Christ.

  Ruth enjoyed shopping, dancing and taking care of all her animals. Her greatest joy was time spent with her grandbabies and great grandbabies.

  Ruth is  survived by her husband, Steve Dilts, of Rising Sun; by her two sons: Ronnie King and his wife Stephanie of Patriot, and Chris Dilts and his wife Chelsie of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her six grandchildren and her three great grandchildren; by her sister, Joyce Pickett, of Milan, Indiana; and by her brother, Ronnie King and his wife Carol of Madison.

  Ruth was preceded in death by her granddaughter: Cassie Dilts; and by her brother-in-law, Francis Pickett.

  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 26th at Holmes Hill Church of Christ in Aurora, Indiana. Visitation was held prior to the time of the service at the church.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Kimberly Dunn

  Kimberly Lucille (Hubbard) Wagner Dunn, 36, of Madison, left this world on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

  Kimberly was born in Madison on August 31st, 1984. She was the daughter of Rebecca Hubbard Rimstidt, of Rising Sun and the late Wilbur Hubbard. The sweet, little red headed baby turned into a fiery little girl who enjoyed teasing her brothers and cousins. Kimberly was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 2002. She went on to continue her education at  Indiana Business College, graduating in 2005.

  Her fiery personality never left her as an adult. Kim became an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan, much to the dismay of her IU loving family.

  Kimberly was united in marriage to William Wagner of Batesville, Indiana on September 7th, 2002. They welcomed their daughter, Abigayle, in 2007.

  Kimberly later married Jeremy Dunn of Madison. They welcomed a daughter, MaKayla in 2011; and a son, Wyatt in 2015.

  Kimberly is  survived by her three children:  Abigayle, Makayla and Wyatt, of Madison; by her mother, Rebecca Rimstidt of Rising Sun; by her brothers: Robert Hal Hubbard (Jessica), of Greensburg, Indiana and Eric Hubbard (Karen) of Osgood, Indiana; by her fiance, Ronald “Willy” Robbins, of North Vernon, Indiana; and by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 27th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Gary Haine officiating. Visitation was held prior to the beginning of the services on Wednesday, January 27th at the funeral home. Burial was at Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch, Indiana.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Bryanna Curlin

  Bryanna Michelle Curlin, age 30, of Vevay, earned her heavenly wings after an accident on Monday, January 18th, 2021. She passed away on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

  Bryanna was born on March 12th, 1990 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to Paul Curlin and Belinda (Danner) Curlin Rogers. Although she endured epilepsy throughout her life, Bryanna was a beautiful, sweet soul who left her mark on the lives of those closest to her. Bryanna was affectionately nicknamed “Nannerbean.”

  She loved the simple things in life. She loved to be read to, watch Disney movies, elephants, play with her “finger thingies,” and most of all, she loved her family dearly. She would light up every time she got to spend time with her sister, brother, mom, step-dad, and especially her daddy.

  She will be deeply missed by her mother, Belinda Rodgers and her husband Bo of Vevay; by her father, Paul Curlin and his wife Vicki Thomas of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her sister, Stacia and her husband Steve Rech and their daughters Shaelyn and Shelby of Harrison, Ohio; by her brother, Greg Curlin of Vevay; and by her grandparents: Paul and Beverly Curlin and Mike and Anita Danner of Vevay, and Art and Carolyn “Cookie” Gakstatter of Winona Lake, Indiana.

  She will also be lovingly missed by her aunts: Angie Tom and her husband Kyle and Andee Tilden and her husband Ryan of Warsaw, Indiana, Jennifer Lamkin and her husband Mark of Louisville, Kentucky, Elyssa Smoot and Trina Danner of Jacksonville, Florida, and Allison Martin and her husband Jon of Noblesville, Indiana; as well as her uncle, Scott Curlin and his wife Amanda and their families and her many cousins.

  A celebration of her life will be held on Bryanna’s birthday, Friday, March 12th, 2021.

  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Bryanna’s memory to cureepilepsy.org or to a charity of your choice. In honor of Bryanna and her family, please do a random act of kindness.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Janet Holder

  Janet Ruth (Robinson) Holder, 77, of Rising Sun, passed away on Sunday, January 24th, 2021.

  Janet was born on April 20th, 1943, the daughter of Ruth Martin and Andy Robinson.

  A few of her favorite activities included spending time with her family and friends, decorating for holidays, collecting lighthouses, traveling the world, and watching Agatha Christie, Julie Andrews and Rick Steves. Janet will be remembered most for her kind heart and love that could light up any room. She was a caring, loving, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

  She is survived by her spouse Garry Holder of Rising Sun; by her daughter April (Steve) Stewart; by her step-daughter Tonya (Paul) Koons of Patriot; by her grandchildren: Jake (Holly) Koons of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Kale Stewart, and Morgan (Kent) Eads of Maui, Hawaii; by her great-grandchildren: Heidi and Kylee; by her brother Terry (Karen) Robinson of Rising Sun; and by many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  A celebration of life will be scheduled for Janet at a later date. Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorials can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Ohio County Animal Shelter.

Jeffrey Brown

  Jeffrey Allen “Jeff” Brown, age 59, of Quercus Grove, Indiana, was found deceased at his residence on Friday, January 15th, 2021.

  Jeff entered this life on October 23rd, 1961 in Seattle, Washington. He was raised in Gurnee, Illinois and attended Warren High School.

  Jeff was inducted into the United States Army National Guard on August 2nd, 1982 in Henderson, Nevada. He earned the Rifle M-16 SPS Quality Badge and the Army Service Ribbon. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on February 19th, 1985 in Nevada.

  Jeff was a former mechanic for Pep Boys in Las Vegas, Nevada for several years. Jeff was a wonderful artist and enjoyed writing poetry, hunting and hiking.

  Jeff is survived by his son, Matthew Fredrick Wander and his wife, Aommilie of Vevay; by his grandson, Noah Wander; by his brother, John Brown and his wife Kimberly of Las Vegas, Nevada; and by his sister, Mary Steffenhagen and her husband Bob of Trevor, Wisconsin; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Leslie Brown and Joann Marie (Redelfs) Rasmussen; and by his brother, Steve Brown.

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

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

Norma Leap

  Norma Lea (Pettit) Leap, age 65, of East Enterprise, Indiana, passed away at 9:11 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Florence, Kentucky.

  Norma entered this life on July 10th, 1955 in Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late William Theodore and Florence Etta (Gelvin) Pettit. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1973 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Norma was united in marriage on August 6th, 1975 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church to Gerald Leap. This happy union was blessed with a son Calvin. Norma and Gerald shared over 45 years of marriage together until her death.

  Norma was a former employee for the U.S. Shoe Factory and was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Vevay. She enjoyed helping the homeless and will be deeply missed by her loving family.

  Norma is survived by her husband, Gerald Leap of East Enterprise; by her son, Calvin Leap and his wife Crystal of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Patrick Leap, William Leap, Logan Leap, Desiree Reitz and Timothy Scott Reitz, Jr.; by her great-grandson, Rickard Jake Leap; by her brothers: Roger E. Pettit and his wife Pat of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alford “Al” Pettit of Vevay; and by her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, William Theodore and Florence Etta (Gelvin) Pettit; and by her sisters: Dorothy Cifers and Evelyn Marie Lawson.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, January 24th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, January 25th, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

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

Brenda Bromwell

  Brenda Lynn Bromwell, age 57, of Vevay, passed away on Sunday, January 24th, 2021, at her residence.

  Brenda entered this life on April 1st, 1963 in Valparaiso, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Roy Emmitt and Mary Charlene (Chowning) Bromwell. She was raised in Chesterton, Indiana and received her high school diploma in Lake City, Florida.

  Brenda owned and operated Be Clean in Troy, Michigan for 20 years and Powell Catering for five years. She was a member of The River Apostolic Church in Vevay.

  Brenda loved her cat, ‘TC’ and enjoyed listening to music, dancing and cooking.

  Brenda is survived by her sisters: Royena Marie Botkins and her husband William of Vevay and Teresa Gale Bromwell of Lawrenceville, Georgia; and by her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Emmitt Bromwell, who died on November 25th, 2005 and Mary Charlene (Chowning) Bromwell, who died on January 20th, 2012; by her companion, Lloyd Alan Harris, who died on August 21st, 2019; by her brothers: Dennis Ray Bromwell, who died on June 26th, 2004 and Roy Delbert Bromwell, who died on April 19th, 2009; and by her sister, Unita K. Moore, who died on March 15th, 2012.

  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday, January 30th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Memorial Services will then be conducted at noon on Saturday, January 30th, at the funeral home.

  Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing at all services.

  Memorial contributions may be made to The River Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Cecil Wallace

  Cecil Eugene Wallace, age 68, Rising Sun, passed away on January 19th, 2021, surrounded by the love of his family at University of Cincinnati Hospital, Ohio.

  Cecil was raised in Aurora, Indiana by his mother Clara Baker Wallace Burris, his father Francis Cecil Wallace, and his step father Frank Burris. Cecil graduated from Aurora High School in 1971. He went on to get several certificates, awards, and etc. from his trade as a machinist and toolmaker for Stedmans, American Racing, and General Electric (which he retired from in 2015).

  Married to the love of his life for almost 50 years, Cecil is survived by his high school sweetheart, Judy Sigmon Wallace. Cecil is deeply loved and leaves behind two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly (Chuck) Jacobs and Belinda (Josh) Eldridge; and his four grandchildren: Kaylei Eldridge, Gabrielle Eldridge, Corbin Jacobs, and Trevor Steiner (Kaylei’s fiance). He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Jeff Burris, Robert (Katrina) Burris, Vickey (Fred) Bentley, and Connie Eggleston, in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  Cecil will be remembered for his great personality, kind heart, overwhelming strength, and his ability to tell many stories. His passion was hunting and he loved to catch a fish or two, but most of all, his greatest joy was his family. Cecil also enjoyed being a grandpa, where he was a softball coach, hunting buddy (more sleeping than hunting), and was his grandchildren’s biggest fan at band competitions. He taught his family all how to do something in their lives, but most of all to live life and love to the fullest.

  Cecil was received in heaven by his mother, father, step-father, mother-in-law Gladys Sigmon Alford, and fathers-in-law Robert Sigmon and Edwin Alford. In addition he was greeted by his brothers-in-law: Sam Eggleston, Mike Sigmon, Dennis Sigmon, and Joe Ammons; and by his sister-in-law, Janie Ammons.

  Friends and family were invited to celebrate Cecil’s life on Sunday January 24th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun; with a funeral service following the time of celebration. Burial will be held at a later date.

  Memorial donations may be made to Laughery Valley Fish and Game Club, which is based in Versailles, Indiana, where Cecil was a member for many years and taught hunter’s education.

  The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends.

Janet Thies

  Janet Ruth Thies, formerly Janet Hayes, age 82, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully in her home with her family at her side on January 19th, 2021, following a sudden and brief illness.

  Janet was a proud and strong breast cancer survivor but was unable to overcome advanced pancreatic cancer.

  Janet was a long time employee of the Schenley Distillery, first in the Cincinnati office location, then at the Greendale, Indiana location. She later worked at the Woodspoint Care Center in Florence, Kentucky before devoting her golden years to her family.

  Janet is survived by her brother, William “Bill” (Sandy) Thies; by her children: David (Melissa) Hayes and Deanna (Chris) Wallace. Also surviving are her pride and joy, her grandchildren: Alex (Kayla) Oser, Kennedy Oser, Keira Oser, DJ Williams, Ella Wallace, Abby Wallace, and Jacob Hayes. Also left to grieve her passing are nephews: Rob (Dee) Thies, Bill Thies, Jr., John Thies; and her niece, Kim (Mike) Hussong and their families; her family friend, Angie (Dale) Turner; and life-long friends, Rita Ashcraft and Diane Gardt.

  Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Orville S. “Jack” Thies and Norma “Jean” Thies. She also had recently lost her beloved brother, James “Jimmy” Thies and sister-in-law, Josephine “Jo” Thies.

  In honoring Janet’s final wishes, a public graveside service was held on Friday, January 22nd, at the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Janet would be so proud if memorials are directed to the Ohio County Historical Society for the establishment of a collection of memorabilia honoring the contributions of the Orville S. Thies family to Ohio County and Rising Sun. Checks made payable to the Ohio County Community Foundation with Ohio County Historical Society Endowment Fund on memo line. The Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun serving the family during this difficult time.

Karen Brittain

  Karen Sue (Bovard) Brittain, age 69, of Greendale, Indiana, formerly of East Enterprise, passed away on Friday, January 22nd, 2021, at her residence.

  Karen entered this life on July 17th, 1951 in Milan, Indiana. She was a daughter of the late Verle Emmitt and Hildred Ernestine (Slack) Bovard. She was raised in East Enterprise on Lover’s Lane, and attended Switzerland County High School.

  In her younger years, Karen was a waitress for Swiss Inn in Vevay. She was later employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, and Thatcher’s Glass in Greendale, Indiana. She was also employed for Levi’s in Hebron, Kentucky and the U.S. Shoe Factory in Harrison, Ohio. Karen was later employed as a custodial for Mt. St. Joseph College in Delphi, Ohio for six years, retiring in 2007. She was also employed as a bartender for the American Legion Post #239 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1464 in Aurora, Indiana for a few years.

  Karen enjoyed playing in the women’s league softball from age 13-42. Karen loved her family and enjoyed spending quality time together and spoiling the children. She also enjoyed owning sports cars, gardening, and flowers, especially yellow roses.

  Karen will be missed by her sisters, Phyllis Barrows of Sunman, Indiana, Sandy Huddleston and her husband Roy of Aurora, Indiana, and Debbie Jones of Greendale, Indiana; by her brother, Dave Bovard and his wife Sandra of West Harrison, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Verle Emmitt Bovard, who died on March 14th, 1970, and Hildred Ernestine (Slack) Bovard, who died on July 27th, 2011; and by her brother, Quentin E. Bovard, who died on June 26th, 1963.

  Interment will be held in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks or P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County Humane Center. Cards are available at the funeral home.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Carole Madison

  Carole E. Madison, 72, of East Enterprise, passed away on Monday, January 25th, 2021, at St. Elizabeth-Dearborn Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Carole was the beloved wife of wife of Bill Madison.

  Services are pending at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.