Lloyd Laib, age 63 of Vevay, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Lloyd entered this life on May 20th, 1957 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late Francis Laib and Viola (Alford) Laib Proctor. He was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1975 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
Lloyd was united in marriage on June 16th, 1984 to Shawn Yocum at Grants Creek Baptist Church in Rising Sun. He was later united in marriage on March 2nd, 2007 to Cindy Rider at New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise.
Lloyd was formerly employed for Cross Plains Milling in Cross Plains, Indiana for six months. He was also formerly employed in maintenance for the Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay for nine years and was later employed for McCubbin Motors in Madison for six months. Lloyd was also employed for the Town of Vevay for one year and Pearson Hollwell (Hollywood Casino) in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for three years. Lloyd retired in 2009 from Swiss Caps in Patriot as a painter and prep mold maintenance technician.
He resided in the Switzerland County community all of his life. Lloyd was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise. He enjoyed woodworking, working with numbers and hiking as well as going to the park and camping.
Lloyd will be missed by his son, Jason Lloyd Laib and his wife Silver Maria of Sanders, Kentucky; by his daughter, Sarah Marie Stewart and her husband T.J. of Florence, Indiana; and by his grandchildren: Emily Grace Laib, Abigail Morgan Laib, Kayleigh Brooke Stewart and Bailey Nicole Lynn Stewart.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Laib, who died in January of 1957; and by his mother, Viola (Alford) Laib-Proctor, who died in June of 1990.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, February 15th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Monday, February 15th, at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Baker officiating. Interment followed in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Liberty Baptist Church or New Liberty Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Michael ‘Mike’ Poling
Michael R. Poling, 58, of near Quercus Grove, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mike was born in Madison on November 8th, 1962, the son of Linda L. (Green) Poling and the late Wilbur E. “Webb” Poling. Mike grew up in Switzerland County and was a 1981 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
He married Carol (Smith) Poling on February 5th, 1983 at the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot. Mike and Carol recently celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary.
Mike worked as a project supervisor for the Indiana Department of Transportation, and was employed there for 38 years. He was a member of the Florence Masonic Lodge #27.
Mike was a Dodge and Chrysler man and enjoyed going to the Mopar Nationals. He also liked going to swap meets and traveling. He would go shopping (but not all day). Mike also collected guns and knives.
Mike was a farmer at heart and liked his Allis-Chalmers tractors. Spending time with his family is what he cherished most.
Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He was just truly a nice guy that would help anyone and he will be deeply missed.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Carol Poling, of near Quercus Grove; by his two daughters: Shaina Watson (Jake), of East Enterprise, and Shelby Lucas (Andy), of near Quercus Grove; by his mother, Linda Poling, of near Quercus Grove; by his grandchildren: Kali, Kyndal, Kadence, Adeleigh and Case; by his brother, Steven Poling, of Patriot; by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Priscilla “Toy” and Gardy Smith, of Rising Sun; by sisters-in law: Ginger Kincaid (Scotty), of Rising Sun and Gina Hall (Jason) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his brother-in-law, Troy Smith, of Patriot; and by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Mike is also survived by his little buddy ‘Newman’, his pet Yorkie.
Mike was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur E. Poling, who died on February 6th, 2002; and by his brother, Wilbur Dale Poling, who died on November 11th, 2019.
Visitation was held on Sunday, February 14th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Monday, February 15th with Pastor Patrick Lanman officiating at the funeral home. Burial was at the Vevay Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Foundation of Switzerland County (checks to CFSCI) to support the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund.
Denton William Bush, age 50, of Vevay, passed away on Thursday February 11th, 2021, at his residence.
Denton entered this life on March 25th, 1970 in Madison. He was the loving son of Harlan Denton “Denny” Bush, Jr. and Phyllis Ann (Buschmann) Bush. He was raised on Green Valley Road and was a 1988 graduate of Switzerland County High School. Denton earned his associate’s degree in automotive service technology from Indiana Vocational Technical College on August 20th, 1990 in Madison.
Denton was united in marriage to LeeAnn Thomas on June 14th, 1994 at the Ogle Park in Vevay. This happy union was blessed with two daughters: Emily Ann and Kesley Lynn.
He was a former mechanic for Jim Hadley Chevrolet in Madison for 20 years. He was formerly employed for AutoZone in Madison for one year and for Eden’s Auto Repair and Towing in Carrollton, Kentucky for four years. Denton was named the 33rd top mechanic in the United States. He also received the Automotive Service Excellence Certification and the Gold Service Excellence Award through Chevrolet.
Denton served as a volunteer firefighter for the Jeff-Craig Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He attended the Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Indiana. Denton enjoyed building RC planes and RC cars as well as collecting Dale Earnhardt memorabilia and watching the races.
Denton will be deeply missed by his daughters: Emily Ann Bush and Kelsey Lynn Bush of Vevay; by his grandson, Kylan Zane Bush of Vevay; by his mother, Phyllis Ann (Buschmann) Bush of Vevay; by his sister, Christy Morgan and her husband Dan of Vevay; by his nieces: Danna Morgan and Sarah Morgan and her fiancé Brandon Alexander; by his great-nephew and great-niece: Mason and Bree; by his special buddy, Braxton Jacye May of Vevay; and by his numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harlan Denton “Denny” Bush, Jr., who died on July 6th, 2007.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, February 17th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, February 17th, with Reverend Mike Barnes officiating at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church, Switzerland County Animal Shelter, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or Switzerland County Archery. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Rebecca ‘Becky’ Richards
Rebecca Lynn “Becky” (Hiatt) Richards, age 54, of Vevay, passed away at 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Becky entered this life on July 31st, 1966 in Covington, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Glenn Lee and Loretta Beatrice (Arnette) Hiatt. She was a 1984 graduate of Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky.
Becky was united in marriage on April 15th, 1994 at the Cincinnati Airport to Roy Lee Richards. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, MaKayla, on June 19th, 2001. Becky and Roy shared nearly 27 years of marriage together until her death.
Becky was a former employee for Swiss Embroidery in Vevay for three years; Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky for two years; and as a blackjack dealer for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana for nine months. She was also formerly employed in security for the Cincinnati Airport from 1985-1995. Becky enjoyed socializing on Facebook with her friends and fishing as well as quilting and cooking.
Becky will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Roy Lee Richards of Vevay; by her daughter, MaKayla Richards of Findlay, Ohio; by her brothers: Stephen Hiatt of Florence, Kentucky, Bryan Hiatt and his wife Kristian of Elsmere, Kentucky, and Kevin Hiatt of Elsmere, Kentucky; by her sister, Debra Maeder of Independence, Kentucky; and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn Lee and Loretta Beatrice (Arnette) Hiatt.
Becky’s wishes were for her body to be donated to science and to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to medical science.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Rebecca Lynn “Becky” (Hiatt) Richards Memorial Fund for expenses c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, which is assisting the family during this difficult time. Cards are available at the funeral home.