Lena Louise Henderson, 66, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Monday, February 3rd, 2020.
Lena was born in Rising Sun on November 18th, 1953, the daughter of the late Mary Ellen (Beavis) and Sherman Henderson.
She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School and was employed as a healthcare provider at Advantage Care. Lena was very full of life and showed it through her passion for the outdoors and dancing. She loved her family very much and she will be greatly missed by them.
Lena is survived by her daughters: Sylvia (Tim) Roark of Hebron, Kentucky and Paulynn Lozano of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her brothers: Sherman Henderson Jr. of Greendale, Indiana and Herbert Henderson of Lapel, Indiana; by her sisters: Ruth Probst of Aurora, Indiana, Evelyn (Wayne) Duckworth of Patriot, and Dorothy Leap, of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Samatha, Hannah, Grace, Mia, and Gabe; by her two great-grandchildren; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Danny Henderson, Gene Henderson, Jimmy Henderson, and Billy Henderson; and by her sister, Pearl Henderson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 8th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. Visitation was held on Saturday, February 8th prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the family. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Jeremy Dale Knigga, 43, of Bear Branch, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, Indiana.
Jeremy was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on December 23rd, 1976, the son of Connie Jo (Brown) Swinney, of Osgood, Indiana and Ricky Lee Knigga, of Bear Branch.
Jeremy grew up in Ohio County and attended Rising Sun High School. He worked as a heavy equipment operator at Nelson Stark Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jeremy was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bear Branch and a former member of the Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department. Jeremy enjoyed taking long rides on his Harley. He also liked trucks, the bigger the better. He loved farming with his grandpa and spending as much time as he could on the tractor. Jeremy was so proud of his daughter Carlee and cherished their Daddy-Daughter date nights.
Jeremy is survived by his daughter, Carlee Renee Knigga, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his father and stepmother, Rick and Vanessa Knigga, of Bear Branch; by his mother and stepfather, Connie Jo and Roger Swinney, of Osgood, Indiana; by his fiancee, Amber Elder, of Versailles, Indiana; by his grandmothers: Donna Ketenbrink of Bear Branch and Sharon Harlow of Rising Sun; by his four sisters: Jessica Trueblood of Madison; Jamie Ortiz (Pablo) of Pleasant, Indiana; Sarah Cutter (Norman) of Bear Branch, and Angela Swinney of Osgood, Indiana; by his three brothers: Shane Housemyer of Bear Branch, Jesse Housemyer, of Aurora, Indiana, and Roger Swinney, Jr. (Ashley) of Versailles, Indiana; and by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Phoebe.
He was preceded in death by his great grandparents: William and Nana Kirkpatrick and Ervin and Hilda Knigga; and by his grandparents: Carl Knigga, Robert and Pearl Brown, and Ralph Harlow.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15th at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bear Branch. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 15th, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be at the Marker-Althoff Cemetery in Bear Branch.
Memorial donations may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.
Franklin Eugene Mitchell, 77, of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, February 7th, 2020 while in the company of family members, at his residence.
Frank was born in Ohio County on July 15th, 1942, the son of the late Mariam Beatrice (Bradon) and Edgar Mitchell. Frank spent his youth in the Patriot area of Switzerland County.
He was the husband of America Hunter Mitchell. On May, 31st, 2002, they were married at London, Kentucky.
He retired from Pri-Pak Inc., in Greendale, Indiana after 30 years of service. Frank also worked at Anchor Glass in Greendale.
Frank was a member of the Sunman, Indiana Sons of the American Legion and the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Frank was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also liked reading and watching old Western movies on TV.
Frank’s greatest joy came from spending time with his grandchildren: Maddie, Troy and Zack; and his great grandchildren: Leo and Marlie. Frank impacted everyone’s life that he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed and his family loved him with all of their hearts.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, America Mitchell of Rising Sun; his daughter, Sharissa Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio; his step son, Paul Hunter of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his grandson, Troy Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his grandson, Zack Mitchell (CheyAnn) of Cleves, Ohio; by his granddaughter, Madison Hunter of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his great grandchildren: Leo and Marlie Mitchell; by his brother, Ronnie Mitchell of Bowling Green, Kentucky; by his special niece Stella Fish (Mike) of Rising Sun; and by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers: Johnny, Gary and Raymond Mitchell; and by his sisters: Bonnie Louden, Mary Murphy, Connie Montgomery and Sharon Mitchell.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 14th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Visitation will be Friday, February 14th from 11 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Greendale Cemetery in Greendale, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.
Mary Ruth Poling
Mary Ruth Poling, 84, of Rising Sun, passed away on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Mary was born in Switzerland County on September 5th, 1935, the daughter of the late Ina (Webster) and Everett Brett. She was a 1953 graduate of Vevay High School.
Mary was the wife of Clyde Robert Poling. Mary and Clyde were married over 62 years until her passing.
Mary was employed at the Vevay branch of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for over 40 years.
She was a member of the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Mary was an IU fan, but going to her granddaughter’s ball games is what she enjoyed most.
Mary is survived by her husband, Clyde R. Poling of Rising Sun; by her daughter, Jennifer Poling of Rising Sun; by her two sons: Jeff Poling and wife DeAnna of Burlington, Kentucky and Alan Poling and wife Tonya of Rising Sun; by her four granddaughters: Cora Poling, Claire Poling, Emily Fisher and Alicia Poling; and one great grandchild on the way.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Ina Brett; by her brother, Marion Brett; by her sister, Melba Dean Littrell; and by her sister-in-law, Myra Brett.
Funeral services were held on Monday, February 3rd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Laura McDonald officiating. Visitation was held on Monday, February 3rd, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun High School Athletic Fund or Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Alfred ‘Blake’ Wheeles
Alfred “Blake” Wheeles, age 26, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 8:07 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020, at his residence.
Blake entered this life on March 16th, 1993 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. He was the loving son of Cheryl Lynn (Petty) Sieglitz-Bond and Jamie Earl Wheeles. Blake was a 2011 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
He was employed for Amazon in Hebron, Ohio for four years. Blake resided in the Lawrenceburg, Indiana community for five years. Blake enjoyed all animals, nature, playing video games, walking at the beach and hanging out with his friends. Blake had the ability to make anyone laugh and he had a tremendously intelligent sense of humor.
Blake will be deeply missed by his heartbroken mother, Cheryl Lynn (Petty) Sieglitz-Bond of Holly Hill, Florida; by his step-father who raised him, Stephen Sieglitz of Vevay; by his father, Jamie Earl Wheeles of Clemmons, North Carolina; by his brother, Eugene Caudill of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his half-sister, Ryan Paige Whitfield of Winston, North Carolina; by his niece, Kendall; by his step-grandparents, Chris and Carol Sieglitz of Vevay and Floyd and Sundra Whitham of Vevay; by his aunts and uncles: John Sieglitz of Vevay, Jerry and Vickie Petty of Port Orange, Florida, Jeff and Angela Whitfield of Lexington, North Carolina, and Randy Whitfield of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and by his cousins: Annmarie Wilkins and her husband, Brian, Dalton Petty, Grace Petty, Ashley Whitfield and Adrienne Whitfield.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry and Ann “Marilyn” Petty and Bill and Lumae Whitfield; by his aunts, Betsy “LaLa” Petty and Robin Lynn Petty; and by his cousin, Jayce Petty.
No services will be held at this time. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Zoo. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.