Obituaries 03/02/2023

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Daniel ‘Dan’ Bodine

  Daniel Lee “Dan” Bodine, age 80, of Richmond, Kentucky went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 17th, 2023 at the Lexington, Kentucky VA Medical Center.

  He was born on June 23rd, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Delores and Jack Bodine.

  Dan dedicated his life to the U.S. Navy as a radioman from 1959-1979 and proudly served two tours in Vietnam as well as The Bay of Pigs.

  While he was away, he was supported by his wife, Sandra Bodine and his three daughters who anxiously awaited his return.

  He went on to a second career in Tool & Dye. Once retired he had a joyful life. He loved boating, being on the water, tinkering in the garage, making sure his yard was superb, a cold beer and spending time with family and friends.

  He is survived by his three daughters: Debbie Dever, Michele Bodine (John), and Denise Bishop; by his seven grandchildren: Megan, Josh, Samantha, Kyle, Madelyn, Miranda and Kash; by his four great-grandchildren: Gavin, Graham, Violet and Tripp; by his brother, Ed Bennett (Mary Ann); and by his multiple nieces and nephews.

  He is preceded in death by his longtime companion, Evelyn Breeding; by his mother, Delores Bennett; by his stepfather, Earl Bennett; by his sister, Patricia Hampson; and by his father, Jack Bodine.

  Graveside services were conducted on Wednesday, March 1st, at the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  A final salute and military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Ceremonial Unit and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

  Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Mary Colen

  Mary Louise (Pfluger) Colen, 84, of Rising Sun, passed away on Sunday, February 26th.

  Mary entered this life on May 21st, 1938 in Aurora, Indiana, a beloved daughter to the late Elmer and Sarah (Mattox) Pfluger. Mary was a 1956 graduate of Aurora High School.

  She married the love of her life, Paul (Ned) Colen in 1956 and this union brought two children: Peggy Lynn and Paul Douglas. They spent 44 blessed years together until his passing in 2000.

  Mary devoted many years to her career at Baylor Trucking in Milan, Indiana. She was a longtime member of The Rising Sun Legion Auxiliary Post 59. Upon her retirement she remained active in her community of Rising Sun and very much enjoyed being out and about.

  She loved spending quality time with family and friends, walking, and cheering on her Cincinnati Reds and Indiana Hoosiers. Mary held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great grandchildren and had an admirable bond with each of her children. 

  She did not meet a stranger and will be remembered for her love for life and sweet demeanor. Each of our lives have been made better because we have known her love.

  Mary is survived by her daughter Peggy (Colen) Pierce of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her brother, Charles Pfluger and his wife Elinor of Lakeland, Florida; by her grandson, Shawn Pierce and wife Rachel of Rising Sun; by her granddaughter, Sarah (Pierce) Cappel and her husband Dusty of Greendale, Indiana; by her granddaughter, Nicole Colen and her significant other Chad Canada of Moores Hill, Indiana; by her granddaughter, Jessica (Colen) Tyson and her husband Jesse of Moores Hill, Indiana; by her great-grandchildren: Austin, Jasper, Ricky, Emma, and Carter; and by many additional loving family members and friends.

  Mary was preceded in death by her parents: Elmer and Sarah Pfluger; by her beloved husband Ned Colen; by her son Doug Colen; by her son-in-law Tom Pierce; by her sister Ann Gindling; by her brothers: Carl Pfluger, Ralph Pfluger, and Randall Pfluger; and by her lifelong friend Edith Dugle. 

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd at the funeral home with Eldon Fancher officiating. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary or Ohio County EMS.

Karen Griffin

  Karen Ann (Scudder) Griffin, age 73, of Madison, passed away at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at the Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Karen entered this life on September 19th, 1949 in Vevay. She was the daughter of the late Gerald Raymond and Mary Frances (McNeely) Scudder. She was raised in Switzerland County and Jefferson County, Indiana and graduated from the House of James Cosmetology School in Madison.

  Karen was united in marriage to James Moscoe; and later to Gary Carter.

  Karen was formerly employed for Conn Organ Company in Madison. She was a former hairdresser for many years and was also employed for Grote Industries in Madison as an operator and laborer, retiring in 2016 after 32 years.

  Karen was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Madison. She was also a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the VFW Post #1969 Ladies Auxiliary in Madison. Karen enjoyed sitting on her front porch, traveling, especially to Panama City, Florida and going on cruises with her friends Donna Lynn and Joy. She loved softball and riding 4-wheelers and spending time with her grandchildren.

  Karen will be missed by her daughters: Stacey Luellen and her companion John Northern of Madison and Sheena Carter and her companion Mikey Logsdon of Madison; by her sons: Gary Carter and his companion Tiersa Adams of Madison, Denny Moscoe and his companion Michele Bentz of Madison, and Darian Carter of Owenton, Kentucky; by her grandchildren: Allen Moscoe, Kayla Luellen, Kelsey Luellen, Dakota Luellen, Karena Denning, Landon Carter, Lexi Lay, Kira Carter and Jax Adams; by her great-grandchildren: Makenna, Mason, Annika, Talli, Sophia and Dallas; by her sister, Vanessa Reagan of Milton, Kentucky; by her brother, Maurice Scudder of Florence, Indiana; and by her numerous nieces and nephews and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Raymond Scudder, who died on February 27th, 1997; by her mother, Mary Frances (McNeely) Scudder, who died on December 20th, 1993; by her brothers: Dennis Wayne Scudder, who died on July 29th, 1970, Mark A. Scudder, who died on November 13th, 1995, Raymond L. Scudder, who died on December 15th, 2015, and Barry Todd Scudder, who died on March 2nd, 2016; by her sisters: Rita E. Johnson, who died on September 19th, 2008 and Geraldine Bladen, who died on October 13th, 2013; by her great-grandchild, Aydan Moscoe; and by her nephews: Timothy Madison, Daniel A. Bladen and Donnie Bladen.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, by Pastor Scott Kollman, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Loren ‘Butch’ Konkle

  Loren “Butch” Konkle, age 78, of Vevay, died on Sunday, February 26th, 2023, at his winter home in Homosassa, Florida.

  Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Frances Miller

  Frances Colleen (Stivers) Miller, age 76, of Vevay, passed away at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Frances entered this life on July 5th, 1946 in Switzerland County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Charles D. and Marjorie (Scudder) Stivers. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1964 graduate of Vevay High School.

  On June 14th, 1968, Frances was united in marriage to Randall C. Miller at Plum Creek Baptist Church. This happy union of nearly 54 years was blessed with a son, Eric Robert Miller.

  Frances was employed as a clerk for Cole-Bakes Insurance in Vevay for over four years. She served as Switzerland County Assessor for one term. Frances also worked for Marjorie Stivers for five years as the Deputy Assessor. She was a former employee for the Vevay Deposit Bank where she was a book keeper and assistant cashier for 11 years.

  Above all, Frances loved children and was a bonus mom to several of Eric’s friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed gardening and loved Winnie the Pooh; Eeyore was her favorite character.

  Frances was a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church and was currently the treasurer for several years.

  Frances is survived by her son Eric Robert Miller and his wife Megan of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Heather, Julian (Matty) and Macie; by her great-grandchildren: Michael, Kylie and Preston; by her brothers: John Stivers and his wife Nancy of Edinburgh, Indiana, Bob Stivers of Vevay, Mike Stivers of Scottsburg, Indiana and Bill Stivers of Madison; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Charles D. Stivers; by her mother, Marjorie (Scudder) Stivers; by her husband, Randall C. Miller; and by her brother, Charles “Don” Stivers.

  Visitation was held on Saturday, February 25th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Saturday, February 25th by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Plum Creek Baptist Church or Vevay American Legion Post #185. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Lucille Phillips

  Lucille (Green) Phillips, age 88, of Vevay, passed away with her loving family by her side at 9:38 p.m. on Friday, February 24th, 2023, at her residence.

  Lucille was born on September 26th, 1934 in Switzerland County, one of 12 children born to parents Andrew Peter and Sadie Mae (Peters) Green. Lucille grew up on Plum Creek and attended Plum Creek School. She graduated from Vevay High School, class of 1952.

  Lucille soon met the love of her life when Marvin, Lucille’s oldest brother, met Trudy, Cherry’s sister, while he was stationed at the Marine Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina. Cherry enlisted into the United States Army and came to visit his sister and brother-in-law in 1949 when he met Lucille. Lucille was still in high school when she met the young soldier who would soon become her husband.

  After Lucille graduated, the couple was united in marriage on October 25th, 1952 at the Plum Creek Baptist Church at the Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The couple always recalled they didn’t have much money, but went to Madison to the local clothing stores where they dressed them to the nines on their special day. Their love story spanned over nearly 71 years together. Their Christian beliefs was the center of their marriage.

  Lucille and Cherry resided in North Carolina during his military career from 1957-1965, before moving back to Switzerland County. Lucille was a lifelong member since she was a little girl at the Plum Creek Baptist Church.

  Lucille worked for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, for seven years; and later for Richardson Industries in Vevay for five years.

  Lucille enjoyed gardening, flowers, and helping her husband on the farm.

  Lucille will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Cherry Simmons Phillips of Vevay; by her daughters: Deborah Hutchinson and her husband Mike of Clarksville, Tennessee and Janet Phillips and her companion Trish Hart of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her son, John Phillips and his wife Pamela of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Barry Moley, Samantha Hughes and Cammy Smith; by her great-grandchildren: Ethan, Zack, Hope, Jamie, Madison, Jacqueline and Tori; by her sisters-in-law: Dollie Green of Patriot and Billie Green of Vevay; and by her numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Peter Green, who died on December 28th, 1946; by her mother, Sadie Mae (Peters) Green, who died on July 21st, 1985; by her brothers: Marvin Green, who died on November 27th, 1967, Allen Green, who died on May 15th, 1986, Arthur “Buddy” Green, who died on August 23rd, 2011, Charles Green, who died on October 19th, 2015, Galen M. Green, who died on November 30th, 2019 and Ivan Andrew Green; by her sisters: Dorothy Mae Scott, who died on June 1st, 1960, Meredith Scudder, who died on April 26th, 2010, Mary Catherine (Green) McManis, who died on April 23rd, 2021, Alberta G. (Green) Reed, who died on July 8th, 2021 and Linda L. (Green) Poling, who died on December 8th, 2022; by her niece, Deanna Lynn Green, who died on October 4th, 2017; and by her nephews, Wilbur “Dale” Poling, who died on November 11th, 2019 and Michael R. Poling, who died on February 9th, 2021.

  Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, March 3rd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  A graveside service at the Vevay Cemetery will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 3rd, by Reverend Mike Jones.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Plum Creek Baptist Church or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County (CFSCI). Cards are available at the funeral home.

Arthur Stoops

  Arthur Leroy Stoops, age 84, of East Enterprise, Indiana, passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25th, 2023, at The Water’s of Rising Sun in Rising Sun.

  Arthur entered this life on April 5th, 1938 in Florence, Indiana. He was the son of the late Robert and Helen (Kelly) Stoops. Arthur was raised in Switzerland County where he attended school.

  On March 5th, 1977, Arthur was united in marriage to Ruth Sharon McClure in Rising Sun. Arthur and Ruth shared over 42 years of marriage together until her passing on May 18th, 2019.

  Arthur was employed as a tunnel operator for Hilltop Basic Resources in Patriot, and retired after 32 years of service. He enjoyed farming and was a member of the Florence Church of Christ.

  Arthur is survived by his sons: Arthur Wayne Stoops and his wife Denia of Carrollton, Kentucky and Anthony Stoops of Moores Hill, Indiana; by his step-daughters: Debbie Gulley and her companion John Melton of Rising Sun and Patty Hammons of Madison; by his step-sons: Doug Hammons and Jim Hammons of Madison; by his grandchildren: Christin Lewellyn and her husband Garvin and Tess Hedge and her husband Tyler; by his great-grandchildren: Mia and Carter Lewellyn; by his step-grandchildren: Carolyn Moore and Tabitha Bowlds; and by other beloved family members.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen Kelly) Stoops; by his wife, Ruth Sharon (McClure) Stoops; by his infant brothers; and by his sister, Alberta Turner.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 1st, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Graveside Services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, March 1st, by Reverend Mike Jones, at the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Liberty Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.