Obituaries 02/11/21


Jimmy Dale Shaw

  Jimmy Dale Shaw, 65, of Rising Sun, passed away on Monday, February 1st, at St. Elizabeth Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Jimmy was born in Madison, on August 8th, 1955, the son of the late James Elbert Shaw. He grew up in the Aurora community and was a graduate of South Dearborn High School.

  Jimmy worked as a Boilermaker. In his younger years, he worked on river barges. Jimmy was a very talented artist. He also loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and canoeing.

  Jimmy liked reading the works of Louis L’Amour. He was also a collector of vintage signs and other antiques.

  Jimmy is survived by his son, Jimmy Dale Shaw II (Kara Masters), of Erlanger, Kentucky; by his step son, Robert Taylor, of Rising Sun; by his grandchildren: Oaklynn Shaw, Evelyn Shaw, Hunter McIntosh and Bobby, Stevie and Rachel Taylor; by his sister-in-law, Cathy Shaw of Patriot; by his nieces: Rebecca, Rikki and Brandi; and by his nephew, Willy.

  Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, James E. Shaw; by his grandmother who raised him, Nellie Whitaker; by his brother, Richard Wayne “Rick” Shaw; and by his nephew, James Jessie Shaw.

  Visitation was held on Thursday, February 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Final services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

  Memorial donations may be made the charity of donor’s choice.

Dr. John Chris Sieglitz

  Dr. John Chris Sieglitz, age 83, of Vevay, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Chris entered this life on July 21st, 1937 in Vevay. He was the son of Charles Worth and Loraine Elsie (Pendry) Sieglitz. He was raised in Vevay, and was a 1955 graduate of Vevay High School.

  After graduation, Chris moved to the Indianapolis community and worked for New York Central Railroad for a couple of years. After spending some time there, he decided that he would accept an offer from his grandfather, Opp Sieglitz where he would study to be an optometrist. Chris graduated in 1961 from Indiana University School where he earned his bachelor’s degree in arts and science and his master’s of optometry degree. His grandfather passed away just 10 days before Chris got his license.

  Chris was united in marriage to Sundra Lou Penick on January 5th, 1961 in Marshall, Illinois. This happy union was blessed with two sons, John and Stephen.

  Dr. Sieglitz had been working with his grandfather before he got his license to practice independently in an office that was located above where the current First Financial Bank in Vevay is located. Chris stated he used to carry patients up the stairs in a hard-back chair until 1969, when he moved to the 121 West Main Street location to better serve the Switzerland County community and surrounding counties.

  Dr. Sieglitz was required to have continuous education of 40 hours every two years. He took great interest in his patients and was wonderful with children. Dr. Sieglitz was very well respected in the community and by the medical community throughout Southeast Indiana.

  Chris was later united in marriage on August 21st, 1999 in Vevay, to Carol Ann Ramsey, and they shared over 21 years of marriage together until his death.

  Chris and the Sieglitz family was honored by the State of Indiana for the long and successful life of their family’s optometry practice. Dr. Sieglitz was awarded the state’s Century Business Award by lieutenant governor Joe Kernan. The award is presented annually to selected Indiana businesses that are more than 100 years old and have a history of community service. After 53 years of dedication to his community, Chris retired in 2013.

  Chris was a former member of the Vevay Kiwanis Club for several years. Dr. Sieglitz also served as former president of the Switzerland County Health Board for several years. Chris had several hobbies such as boating, camping, fly fishing and woodworking as well as photography. He did a little bit of artwork and had an interest in computers like his sons, John and Stephen.

  Chris will be deeply missed by his wife, Carol Ann (Ramsey) Sieglitz of Vevay; by his son, John Sieglitz of Vevay; by his step-son, David Henninger and his wife Angie of Milford, Ohio; by his step-grandchildren: Alex and Taylor Henninger of Milford, Ohio; by his sisters: Sue Landau and Mary Shera of Carmel, Indiana; by his caregiver and nephew, Kirk Shera of Vevay; by his other three nieces and two nephews; by his great niece and three great-nephews; and an abundance of friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles Worth Sieglitz, who died on February 23rd, 1987 and Loraine Elsie (Pendry) Sieglitz, who died on July 7th, 1984; by his son, Stephen Christopher “Steve” Sieglitz, who died on January 7th, 2021; by his brother, Charles Edward Sieglitz, who died on December 19th, 2013; and by his step-mother, Catherine Ross (Thayer) Sieglitz, who died on September 29th, 2018.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, February 12th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  A Celebration of Chris’ life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 13th, at the funeral home.

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

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Stephen Christopher Sieglitz Endowment Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc., or to the American Optometric Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Norma Jean Bovard

  Norma Jean Bovard, 73, of Rising Sun passed away on Friday, February 5th, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Norma Jean was born in Manchester, Kentucky on September 3rd, 1947, the daughter of the late Virgie (Jones) Henson and Luther  Henson. She formerly worked in housekeeping at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  She was the widow of Charles Hilbert Bovard, who passed away on July 20th, 2007. They were married on August 24th, 2005.

  Norma Jean was a faithful Christian and loved her Lord. She loved children and was a beloved aunt to her nieces and nephews. Norma Jean enjoyed collecting angels, other figurines and antiques.

  Norma is survived by her sister, Edna Kaiser (Steve), of Milan, Indiana; by her six brothers: Cecil Henson (Rita), of Cedar Grove, Indiana;  Estil Henson (Rosa), of Guilford, Indiana; Ronald Henson (Krissy), of West Harrison, Indiana; John Henson, of Greensburg, Indiana; Dan Henson, of Batesville, Indiana, and  Eddie Henson (Kathy), of West Harrison, Indiana. Norma Jean is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

  Norma Jean was preceded in death by her parents: Luther and Virgie Henson; and by her brother, Hargis Henson.

  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 9th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Wade Hicks officiating. Visitation was on Tuesday, February 9th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.