Obituaries 02/17/2022

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Donald Bevis

  Donald Wayne Bevis, 76, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away peacefully on February 2nd, 2022.

  He was born on February 1st, 1946, in Vevay. He was the son of Irvin Wesley Bevis and Ethel Mae (Lester) Bevis.

  Don touched the lives of many different people in many ways. He was a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who reached thousands of students in the 30 years he taught science at University and Tri-North Middle Schools, both in Bloomington. He was known and is remembered for his love of the subject, his talent for explaining complex ideas, and for his playful approach to teaching.

  Beyond the classroom, he coached basketball and founded the Rocket Club, where he shared with students the wonders of our world, from the cave systems of the Midwest to the planets and stars of our solar system. His passion for science inspired many of his students, including his son Dwayne, to pursue careers in science and engineering.

  Don was endlessly curious and inquisitive, a lifelong learner who began as a student and athlete in Rising Sun and Patriot; and later earned a master’s degree in education from Indiana University, Bloomington. But life is a school in itself, and Don enjoyed life to its fullest measure. He was bold and adventurous, embracing the challenges of so many different pursuits, from competing in the Little 500 for Willkie Men’s Co-op, to hiking the Grand Canyon and Half Dome, to dancing the intricate steps of Argentine tango. An avid skier, Don was a founder of the Alpine Ski Club and led its members on trips throughout the United States and Europe

  After retiring, Don fulfilled his life’s dream of sailing his Catalina 30, from Mobile, Alabama, along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts to Chesapeake Bay, northward past the Statue of Liberty, and up the Hudson River in New York. He loved his time on the open water, even when it stormed.

  During the same period, he became a certified Teacher of English as a Second Language, sharing his lively, engaging teaching style with students in China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Myanmar.

  Don was a voracious reader and traveler throughout his life, and the world is filled with the deep and lasting friendships he made.

  Don is survived by his wife of 30 years, Eva Topuria-Bevis; by his daughter Shannon (David) Morgan; by his son Dwayne (Kristi) Bevis; by his stepson Cyril Dyakonoff; by his brothers: Irvin Bevis Jr., Daniel Bevis, and Kenneth (Karen) Bevis; by his sisters: Patricia Duvall and Sherry (Frank) Martinoli; by his grandchildren: Adelaide and Emmett Bevis; and by his many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

  Don was preceded in death by his parents; by his sister Juanita McCaskill; and by his brother Robert Bevis.

  A Celebration of Life took place on Thursday, February 10th, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 East Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana. Burial was at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Patrick Clark

  Patrick E. Clark, age 70, of Vevay, passed away on Wednesday February 2nd, 2022, at his residence.

  Patrick entered this life on March 13th, 1951 in Flint, Michigan. He was the son of the late, Dean (Allen) Clark, and was raised in Switzerland County. Patrick graduated in 1969 from Switzerland County High School. Patrick also attended the University of Cincinnati for electrical engineering.

  He was a semi truck driver for several years and was a manager for various companies. Patrick was also employed as a manager for K-Mart in Atlanta, Georgia.

  Patrick enjoyed coin collecting, camping and reading.

  Patrick is survived by his son, Aaron Clark and his wife Amber Sigman of Bradenton, Florida; by his daughter, Rebecca Clark of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and by his grandchildren: Kellen and Logan-Patrick Hickey.

  He was preceded in death by his mother, Dean (Allen) Clark; by his brother, Pete Clark; and by his maternal-grandparents: Howard Charles and Anna (Webb) Allen.

  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.

Samuel Cunningham

  Samuel M. Cunningham, Jr. 75, of Patriot, passed away at 4:52 p.m. on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.

  Sam was born in Madison on July 5th, 1946, the son of the late Pauline (Henderson) Cunningham and Samuel M. Cunningham, Sr. Sam grew up in the Patriot community and attended Patriot High School.

  Sam worked at the Shoe Factory in Vevay for several years. Tree trimming and wood cutting were always a big part of Sam’s life. He was also a skilled chainsaw repairman. Sam operated his own saw shop and was a Stihl product dealer.

  Sam always loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting and especially fishing.

  Sam is survived by his daughter, Tasha McElfresh and her husband Rick, of Falmouth, Kentucky; by his grandson, Thomas McElfresh; by his niece, Teresa Kolas and her husband Don of Fairfield, Ohio; by his nephew, Stephen James and his wife Debbie of Patriot; by his brother-in-law, Harry McMurray, of Patriot; and by his great nephew and niece, Logan and Lauren Kolas.

  Sam was preceded in death by his parents; and by his loving sister, Patricia McMurray.

  Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 19th at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise with Pastor Mike Jones officiating.

  Memorial donations may be made to New Liberty Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Terry ‘Turtle’ Lock

  Terry Lee “Turtle” Lock, age 67, of Vevay, passed away at 10:02 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Terry entered this life on June 18th, 1954 in Jefferson County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Leonard and Nona Virginia (Darbro) Lock. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he attended school.

  Terry was united in marriage on May 3rd, 1975 at the First Baptist Church in Vevay to Patricia Ann Brewer. This happy union of 23 years was blessed with five children: Terina, Sondra, Lisa, Joshua and Jacob.

  Turtle was employed as an HVAC installer most all of his life, a trade he learned from his father-in-law, James Walters, retiring in 2008.

  He was a member of the Sons of the Vevay American Legion Post #185.Turtle enjoyed going to the creek and fishing, walking his property, having a good time with his friends and neighbors, as well as, cutting firewood, gardening and riding his motorcycle. Turtle also loved playing cards, especially euchre.

  Terry is survived by his five children: Terina Brewer and her husband Johnny of North Vernon, Indiana, Sondra Lock of North Vernon, Indiana, Lisa Wilks and her husband Anthony of Vevay, Joshua Lock and his wife Juanita of Madison, and Jacob Lock of Bennington; by his grandchildren: Keith Herald, Kaleb (Shelby) Herald, Olivia (Shawn) Lindley, Meghan Miller, Taylor Rush, Landon Wilks, Carter Wilks, Drew Wilks, Brady Lock, Bentley Lock, Beckham Lock and Bailey Lock; by his great-grandchildren: Dallas Herald, Ivey Herald and Milah Blythe; by his aunt, Nina Lock of Vevay; and by his several cousins, nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Lock, who died on January 9th, 2003; by his mother, Nona Virginia (Darbro) Lock, who died on May 23rd, 2000; by his brother, Leonard Wayne Lock, who died on September 9th, 2011; by his sister, Darlena Kay (Lock) Smith, who died on April 23rd, 2017; by his brother-in-law, Jerry Smith, who died on August 22nd, 2019; by his maternal-grandparents: William Darbro and Floy (Tapp) Darbro, who died on February 3rd, 1930; by his paternal-grandparents: Walter Scott Lock, who died on May 24th, 1972 and Ethel M. (Covington) Lock, who died on February 26th, 1984.

  Visitation was held on Monday, February 14th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Monday, February 14th, by Brother Anthony Wilks, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Terry Lee Lock Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Lydia Scudder

  Lydia Jean (Baker) Scudder, age 70, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Sunday, February 13th, 2022, at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana.

  Lydia entered this life on August 10th, 1951 in Hayward, Wisconsin. She was raised in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and was the daughter of the late William and Mary Jane (St. Germaine) Baker.

  On December 4th, 1976, she was united in marriage to Maurice Mitchell Scudder in Madison.

  Lydia was employed with the Madison State Hospital in Madison for two years. She was later employed as a school bus driver for the Switzerland County School Corporation for several years.

  Lydia loved her grandchildren and enjoyed riding motorcycles, four-wheeling, camping, traveling, as well as, cooking and baking. She was also an avid Tony Stewart NASCAR fan.

  Lydia is survived by her husband, Maurice Mitchell Scudder of Florence, Indiana; by her children: Mike Stewart and his fiancée, Sara Bauer of Kendallville, Indiana, Shannon Oliver and her husband Tim of Madison, Maurice “Rufus” Scudder, Jr. of Florence, Indiana, Michelle Kernan of Florence, Indiana and April Scudder and her companion Stevie Quicksall of Florence, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Tanner, Tyler, Olivia and Trevor Stewart, Autumn Dye, Michelle Goins, Trinity Hicks, Kameryn Stewart-Turner, Collin, Kylie and Kayla Scudder, Troy and Haven Kernan, Rylie Scudder, Aireal White, Patience Young, Kassidy Scudder, Michael Gray and McKenna Herrnon; and by her great-grandchildren: Dason, Raylynn, Serenity, Landen, Jordan, Harley, Elijah, Addilynn, Jaxson, Delilah, Rayna and Zilah.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Jane (St. Germaine) Baker; by her sisters, Rose and Martina; and her brother.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17th, at the funeral home. 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.

Lydia Scudder

  Lydia Jean (Baker) Scudder, age 70, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Sunday, February 13th, 2022, at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana.

  Lydia entered this life on August 10th, 1951 in Hayward, Wisconsin. She was raised in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and was the daughter of the late William and Mary Jane (St. Germaine) Baker.

  On December 4th, 1976, she was united in marriage to Maurice Mitchell Scudder in Madison.

  Lydia was employed with the Madison State Hospital in Madison for two years. She was later employed as a school bus driver for the Switzerland County School Corporation for several years.

  Lydia loved her grandchildren and enjoyed riding motorcycles, four-wheeling, camping, traveling, as well as, cooking and baking. She was also an avid Tony Stewart NASCAR fan.

  Lydia is survived by her husband, Maurice Mitchell Scudder of Florence, Indiana; by her children: Mike Stewart and his fiancée, Sara Bauer of Kendallville, Indiana, Shannon Oliver and her husband Tim of Madison, Maurice “Rufus” Scudder, Jr. of Florence, Indiana, Michelle Kernan of Florence, Indiana and April Scudder and her companion Stevie Quicksall of Florence, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Tanner, Tyler, Olivia and Trevor Stewart, Autumn Dye, Michelle Goins, Trinity Hicks, Kameryn Stewart-Turner, Collin, Kylie and Kayla Scudder, Troy and Haven Kernan, Rylie Scudder, Aireal White, Patience Young, Kassidy Scudder, Michael Gray and McKenna Herrnon; and by her great-grandchildren: Dason, Raylynn, Serenity, Landen, Jordan, Harley, Elijah, Addilynn, Jaxson, Delilah, Rayna and Zilah.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Jane (St. Germaine) Baker; by her sisters, Rose and Martina; and her brother.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 17th, at the funeral home. 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.