Barbara Ann Cavanaugh, 72, of Patriot, passed away at 5:07 a.m. on Thursday, February 24th, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital, Edgewood, Kentucky.
Barbara was born in Blythe, California on June 8th, 1949, the daughter of the late Eunice (Higgins) and Ralph Howard. She obtained her business degree from Sinclair Community College.
She was employed in Business Process Development at Fifth Third Bank and retired in 2005.
Barbara served in the U.S. Air Force.
On October 16th, 1969, she was married to Charles Lester Cavanaugh, who preceded her in death in 2003.
Barbara’s greatest joy was to have fun with her grandkids. She also enjoyed golfing and boating, and was a true lover of the river life.
Barbara is survived by her daughters: Samantha Taylor (Bradley) of Patriot and Treva Moore (Paul) of Lebanon, Ohio; by her sister, Cheryl Pisarcik (George); by her sister-in-law Gloria Howard; by her grandchildren: Kaelin Taylor, Reagan Moore, Hunter Moore, Piper Taylor, and Harper Moore; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by husband Charles Cavanaugh; and by her brother Robin Howard.
A public memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral will follow the time of visitation at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5th, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the family’s home after burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the Switzerland County Animal Shelter.
Linda Lou (Lane) Mangold, 71, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 25th, 2022, in Edgewood, Kentucky.
She was born on August 14th, 1950, in Milan, Indiana, the daughter of Norma Lee (Bradley) Lane the late Bobby Lane.
She worked in the Interior Department for Aurora Casket Company, retiring after over 27 years of service.
Linda enjoyed being at home. She liked to watch her shows on TV. She was an animal lover and had five dogs that were very special to her. Linda was a huge Elvis fan and had a room with many collectibles. She also collected Coke items and Disney Characters.
Her family was most precious to her. She loved family gatherings and any time spent with them. She was a great mom, sister, daughter and grandma.
Linda is survived by her mother, Norma Lane of Alva, Florida; by her sons: Vernon (Angela) Mangold of Manchester, Indiana and Bobby (Amanda) Mangold of Aurora, Indiana; by her brother, Richard (Debbie) Lane of Aurora, Indiana; by her sister, Rosanna (Albert) Burk of Moores Hill, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Bobby (Hilary), Destinee, Braeden, Katelyn and Tyler; by her great-grandsons: Christopher and Silas; and by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Lane; and by her loving husband of 35 years, Vernon Lynn Mangold.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 3rd, at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held following the time of visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Bobby Mangold Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.
Contributions may be made to the family, PAWS or SPCA.
Hazel Grace (Ricketts) Meyer, 100, of Houston, Texas, passed away on December 25th, 2021.
Hazel was born on January 8th, 1921 in Vevay.
She attended the Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where she met and married George Leroy Meyer on August 29th, 1942.
Leroy and Hazel joined the ministry, where they served churches in Oklahoma and Texas until his death in 1995.
Hazel was an accomplished pianist, organist, vocalist and Bible teacher, and who even manned the pulpit when Leroy was ill. She loved her family, her church and her God and dedicated her life to serving them all.
She enjoyed life, woke up with a smile everyday and brought sunshine into every life she touched.
She is survived by her two children; her four grandchildren; her 10 great-grandchildren; and a multitude of friends. She will be missed by all.
Graveside service were held on March 2nd at Forest Park Funeral Home; 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas.
Timothy Arthur “Timmy” Pruitt, age 45, of Patriot, passed away on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, at his residence.
Timmy entered this life on February 26th, 1976 in Hamilton, Ohio. He was the son of George Arthur Pruitt, Sr. and Sandra Kaye (Vance) Pruitt. Timmy was raised in Manchester, Indiana and was a 1994 graduate of East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana.
On December 17th, 1999, Timmy was united in marriage to Rhonda Gale Miller in Ooltewah, Tennessee. This union of nearly 23 years was blessed with a son, Juan.
Timmy was a union ironworker for Local 44 of Cincinnati, Ohio since 1994. He enjoyed watching football, cooking, working in his yard, mowing and growing a vegetable garden. Most of all, Timmy loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren.
Timmy will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Rhonda Gale (Miller) Pruitt of Patriot; by his son, Juan Miller and his fiancée Kayla Lataille of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Jacobi and Jovani Miller of Vevay; by his mother, Sandra Kaye (Vance) Pruitt of Harrison, Ohio; by his brothers: George Pruitt and his wife Julie of Harrison, Ohio and Stephen Pruitt and his wife Samantha of Harrison, Ohio; and by his several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Arthur Pruitt, Sr.; by his paternal grandparents, Art Pruitt and Rosella (Weiss) Felix; and by his maternal-grandparents, Silas and Treva (Byrd) Vance.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 2nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.
Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, March 2nd, by Reverend Dana Stout, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, may be made to the family. Cards are available at the funeral home.