Harry Dean Ballard, 83, of Batesville, Indiana, (formerly of Sunman, Indiana) passed away at 1:27 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Harry was born in Rising Sun on February 22nd, 1935, the son of the late Edith G. (Cochran) and John William Ballard. Harry grew up in the Rising Sun community and graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1953.
He began work at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana after graduation. Harry paused his career at Seagram’s to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force. While in service, Harry earned the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After completion of his time in the military, Harry returned to work at Seagram’s until his retirement, serving the company for over 30 years.
Harry attended the Hope Baptist Church and also the First Southern Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana, when his health allowed. He was a member of Eagles Lodge in Aurora, Indiana. Harry also liked to go fishing.
Harry loved his Lord and his family.
Harry is survived by two daughters: Sandra Moffitt, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Hope Hussung, of Warren, Michigan; by a son, Doug Ballard and wife Mandy, of Sunman, Indiana; by five grandchildren: Romel, Shandre, Jeremy, James and Melinda; and also by 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann Schemes, of Milford, Ohio; and by his sister-in-law, Rita Ballard, of Manchester, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; by his brother, Raymond Ballard; and by his sister, Norma Jean Kelly.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 24th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Pastor Kelley Barnes officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, February 24th, prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial with military graveside honors was at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun.
Memorial donations may be made to the family or Sunman Life Squad. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Ronald Dale “Ron” Ollman, age 70, of Sunman, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, February 16th, at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ron entered this life on March 2nd, 1948, in Milan, Indiana. He was the son of the late Curtis and Francis (Goodpaster) Ollman. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana where he attended school.
Ron was inducted into the United States Army on November 1st, 1966, serving during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on August 13th, 1975.
Ron was united in marriage on September 9th, 1968, to Sharon Rae Cochran, and they shared 44 years of marriage together until her death.
Ron was employed as a security guard in 1999 for Grand Victoria in Rising Sun, Indiana. Ron will be remembered for his love of building, collecting tools and building computers.
Ron is survived by his daughters: Terri Harris of Aurora, Indiana, Penny Lane Anderson and her husband Brent of Des Moines, Iowa and Kelly J. Oberting and her husband, Matthew of Moores Hill, Indiana; by his sons: Richard D. Ollman and his wife Lynette of Hebron, Kentucky and Brian D. Ollman of Winchester, Kentucky; by his grandchildren: Caitlin Harris, Melanie Harris, Lydia Anderson, Zachary Anderson, Robert Ante III, Lilie Ante, Silas Oberting, Alexis Oberting and Lucas Oberting; by his sister, Gloria Cole and her husband Ralph of Rising Sun; and his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Rae Cochran; by his parents, Curtis and Francis (Goodpaster) Ollman; by his brothers: Curtis, Darrel and Gary Ollman; and his sisters: Francis McDave and Roberta Ollman.
Ron donated his body to medical science for the greater good of humanity.
Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Marjorie ‘Peachy’ Stevens
Marjorie G. “Peachy” Stevens, 90, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Peachy was born in Ohio County, Indiana on August 12th, 1928, the daughter of the late Essie (Walston) and Coleman Bovard. She grew up in Ohio County and attended school there.
Peachy married Charles Edward Stevens on November 16th, 1946. They lived several years in the Gary, Indiana area where Charles worked as an Iron Worker and Peachy was a waitress at various establishments. They moved back to Ohio County in the early 1980’s.
Peachy and Charles were married over 67 years until his passing on February 2nd, 2014.
Peachy was a Gold Star Mother, losing her only son, Gary Lynn Stevens on May 13th, 1967 during the Vietnam War.
Peachy was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary. Peachy and Charles would spend winters camping in Florida where they enjoyed fishing and going shrimping. Peachy was like a second mother to her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Charles; by her son, Gary Lynn Stevens; by her brothers, Donald, Cecil, and Wilbur Bovard; and by her sister, Virginia “Eloise” Holland.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 27th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary or charity of choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Edward W. Trinkle of Virginia, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019.
Eddie was born on March 13th, 1935 in Vevay, the son of Vernon (Hode) and Hazel Cook Trinkle. He grew up on the family farm on Plum Creek; and attended Vevay High School. He was a graduate of Switzerland County High School. Eddie and his family also spent a lot of time on the Cook Family Farm on Goose Creek near Patriot, visiting Marshall and Thelma Cook, his aunt and uncle; and playing with cousins Leah and Charles Cook.
After high school Eddie followed his brothers, Randall and Jack, in joining the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the Air Force after two decades of service. He then worked for the U.S. Navy for many years.
His career in the Air Force took him to many places at home and abroad, but he made his home in York County, Virginia for 36 years.
Eddie enjoyed visiting and spending time with family, hunting and fishing, traveling, and a good cup of coffee. He was also a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds.
Eddie is survived by his life partner, Katie Rutledge of Poquoson, Virginia; by his children: Gary W. Trinkle and his wife Elsa; Robert L. Trinkle; Karen L. Graham and her husband Steve; and Richard C. Trinkle and wife Khymberly; by his seven grandchildren: Alan Trinkle, Jeffery Trinkle and wife Emilee; Christopher Trinkle and wife Megan Cusce, Rachel Ciceraro and husband Miguel; Paul Fincham and wife Samantha, Richard Fincham and wife Kelly; and Emily McClung.
He is also survived by his great-grandchildren: Valerie Ciceraro, Vera Ciceraro, Ellis Ciceraro, Evelyn Trinkle, Julia Trinkle, Aiden Fincham, Nolan Fincham, Rylee Trinkle, and Chloe Fincham; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews, including Leah Cook Jones of Patriot.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Hazel Cook Trinkle; by his son, Paul David; by his wife of 46 years Valerie B. Trinkle, who was born in England; by his brothers: Randall Trinkle of Georgia, Jack Trinkle of Indianapolis and South Carolina, and Robert Trinkle of Vevay; and by his sisters: Vera Trinkle Price of Indianapolis, Jane Trinkle Mays of Florida, and Elizabeth (Libby) Trinkle of Indianapolis.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2nd, at Parklawn Wood Funeral Chapel in Hampton, Virginia. Internment will follow at 11 a.m. at Parklawn Wood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Eddie’s memory be made to the Air Force Aid Society, www.afas.org.