Obituaries 04/04/2019

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Virginia ‘Vickie’ Bailey

  Virginia Lynn “Vickie” (Elliott) Bailey, age 63, of Fairview, passed away with her loving family by her side at 3:30 a.m. on Friday March 29th, 2019, at her residence.

  Virginia entered this life on October 9th, 1955, in Hamilton, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late Robert and Mary Frances (Boggs) Elliott. She had resided in Switzerland County most of her life, and was a 1973 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Vickie was united in marriage to Paul Denver Bailey, Jr. on June 17th, 1988 in Warsaw, Kentucky. This happy union was blessed with two daughters: Rhonda and Christina. Vickie and Paul shared nearly 31 years of marriage together until her death.

  Vickie was employed at the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay; Belterra Casino in Florence as a cage cashier; and for BESI, Inc., as a seamstress. Vickie attended Patriot Baptist Church. Vickie enjoyed spending time with her family and collecting dolls. She thoroughly enjoyed the holidays and collecting Halloween and Christmas decorations. Vickie will be deeply missed by her loving family.

  Vickie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Paul Denver Bailey, Jr. of Fairview; by her daughters: Rhonda Partin and her husband Chris of Fairview and Christina Wagner and her husband David of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Dalton Wagner and his companion Destiny Brown, Owen Wagner, Bailey Castle, and Rosemary Partin; by her great-granddaughter, Madelyn Wagner; by her sisters: Wanda Kittle and her husband Eddie of Center Square and Pauline Cunningham and her husband Robert of Fairview; by her brother, Bobby Elliott and his wife Brenda of Lebanon, Ohio; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Frances (Boggs) Elliott; by her brother, Ronnie Elliott; and by her sisters: Rosemary Tice and Gloria Richards.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 3rd, by Pastor Keith Morris at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.

 Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, April 2nd, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Virginia Jester

  Virginia Lee (Denny) Jester, age 82, of Vevay, passed away with her loving family by her side at 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Virginia entered this life on March 24th, 1937, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Charles Gaylord and Lillian N. (Vestal) Denny. She was raised in Rexville, Indiana where she attended school.

  At the young age of 16, Virginia was united in marriage on March 13th, 1954, in Madison, to the late Charles Fredrick Jester. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Tammy Jo; and four sons: Charles Wayne, Denny, Johnny and Randy. Virginia and Charles shared 56 years of marriage together until Charles passed away on February 7th, 2010.

  Virginia was employed as a home health nurse for King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison, for a few years. She was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield, and the Switzerland County Saddle Club. Virginia was a wonderful homemaker and farm wife and enjoyed cooking, fostering children and babysitting her grandchildren.

  Virginia will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Charles Wayne Jester of Madison, Denny Jester of Madison, Johnny “Turtle” Jester and his wife, Kelli of Madison, and Randy Jester and his wife Mary of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Charles, Christy, Chastity, John Wilbur, Justin, Matt, Clint, Kati, Aaron and Nikki; by her several great-grandchildren; her great-great-granddaughter; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles Gaylord Denny, who died in 1955 and Lillian N. (Vestal) Denny, who died in 1999; by her husband, Charles Frederick Jester, who died on February 7th, 2010; by her daughter, Tammy Jo Jester, who died on May 12th, 2013; by her grandson, Dana Gayle “Doodle” Jester, who died on June 9th, 2015; by her sister, Delta Cahall, who died on December 9th, 1999; and by her brother, Charles W. Denny, died on December 30th, 2015.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, March 30th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, March 31st, by Reverend Ron Lee at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the King’s Daughters’ Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Sandra ‘Tootie’ Leap

  Sandra “Tootie” (Reed) Leap, age 71, of Vevay, passed away with her loving family by her side at 8:23 a.m. on Saturday, March 30th, 2019, at her residence.

  Tootie entered this life on October 10th, 1947, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late David and Rebecca Jane “Becky” (Wolf) Reed. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School. She attended classes at I.U. Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, for education for three years.

  Tootie was united in marriage on March 31st, 2001, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to John Charles Leap. Tootie and John shared 18 loving years of marriage together until her death.

  Tootie was employed as a bank teller for Peoples Trust Company in Vevay from 1990-1997. Tootie owned and operated Tootie’s Daycare in Vevay since 1997. She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky, where she was a Sunday School Teacher. Tootie enjoyed hiking, camping and monster trucks, but most of all, she was a devoted Elvis Presley fan.

  Tootie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, John Charles Leap of Vevay; her children: Robert Konkle of Worthville, Kentucky, Angela Brockman of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jerry Girton and his wife Tina of Vevay; by her step-sons: Charles Anthony Leap of Spencer, Massachusetts and Billy Joe Leap and his wife Lori of Williamstown, Kentucky; by her grandchildren: Ryan Konkle, Brittany Knox and her husband Zack, Brooke Konkle, Christopher Girton and his fiancé Caroline King, Lydia Brockman, Samuel Girton and Killian Brockman; by her step-grandchildren: Justin, Jacob and Owen Leap; by her great-grandchildren: Holden Knox, Hailey Knox, Peyton Knox and Antonio Dease; by her sisters: Carolyn J. Miller of Vevay and Pamela K. Reed of Vevay; by her brother, David Reed of Center Square; by her sisters-in-law: Saundra Kay Adams and her husband, Kenneth of Bennington and Tonia Lee Smith and her husband Roger of Bennington; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: David Reed, who died on October 26th, 2003 and Rebecca Jane “Becky” (Wolf) Reed, who died on May 9th, 2015; and her brother-in-law, Rev. Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Miller, who died on March 7th, 2017.

  Friends may call on the family from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 5th, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Pat Butcher, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Shirley Levi

  Shirley Ann Levi, 71, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Shirley was born in Milan, Indiana on May 6th, 1947, the daughter of the late Mary (Huber) and William  Buddenberg. She grew up in the Rising Sun community and attended high school there.

  Shirley was the wife of Charles William Levi. On June 5th,1964, they were married at Wright’s Corner United Methodist Church. Shirley and Charlie were married nearly 55 years until her passing.

  Shirley was a member of the Rising Sun First United Church of Christ. Shirley’s life revolved around her family. She was always there to support her children and grandchildren in whatever sport or activity they were involved in. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and caring friend to many.

  Shirley is  survived by her husband, Charles Levi, of Rising Sun; by her daughter, Teri Slusher (Tarah), of Greendale, Indiana; by two sons: Stacy Levi (Stacy), of Rising Sun and  Nick Levi (Andrea) of Rising Sun; and by 8 grandchildren: Logan Jaehnen, Maleah Martini, Jenna Martini, Devan Levi, Dylan Levi, Trevor Levi, Emma Levi and Tucker Levi. Shirley is also survived by a sister, Sue Graves, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and by a brother, Robert Buddenberg (Vicki) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor TeriLynn Stackhouse officiating. Friends were invited to call on Wednesday, April 3rd at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Rising Sun First United Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Gerald ‘Bill’ Peters

  Gerald William “Bill” Peters, age 80, of Madison, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 3:42 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Bill entered this life on September 14th, 1938, in Switzerland County, the loving son of the late Ernest and Magnolia “Maggie” (Whitham) Peters. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1956 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Bill was inducted into the United States Army on January 16th, 1957, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and the Sharpshooter Rifle Badge. Bill was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on December 31st, 1962 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

  Bill was united in marriage on December 30th, 1961, in Rising Sun, to Esther Louise Martin. Bill and Esther shared nearly 58 years of marriage together until his death.

  Bill was a former employee for Slawson Implements in Vevay for four years and for the Town of Vevay Electric Plant. He was formerly employed for the Jefferson Proving Ground gate in Madison from 1996-1999. Bill retired on October 1st, 1996 from Cinergy PSI in Madison after 29 years of service.

  Bill resided in the Madison community since December 1969. He was a member of the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a former member of the Madison VFW Post#1968. Bill was a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church in Vevay. Bill enjoyed hunting, especially rabbit hunting, and mowing his grass. Bill thoroughly enjoyed sitting in his front yard buying and selling items and striking up a conversation with the buyers. Bill will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Esther Louise (Martin) Peters of Madison; by his daughters: Deborah Kay Jackson and her husband Randy of Dillsboro, Indiana and Barbara Jean Howe and her companion Eric Dinwiddie of Bloomington, Indiana; by his son, Arthur Dean Peters and his wife Deborah of Madison; by his step-son, Clifford Jackson and his wife Karen of Aurora, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Michael Howe, Matthew Howe, Trevor Jackson, Justin Peters, Cody Jackson and William Jackson; by his 3-great-grandchildren; by his sister, Betty Drew and her husband, Dale of Hanover, Indiana; by his brother, Terry Dean Peters and his wife Pam of West Chester, Ohio; by his sister-in-law, Pam Peters of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest Peters, who died on October 12th, 1985 and Magnolia “Maggie” (Whitham) Peters, who died on March 4th, 1998; by his grandson, Travis Jackson, who died on April 27th, 2005; by his brothers: Norman Lee Peters, who died on May 16th, 2011, Jerry Ernest Peters, who died on January 31st, 2010, and Donald Ray Peters, who died on January 28th, 2012.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, April 1st, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 2nd, by Pastor Jerry Wheeler, at the funeral home.

  Interment and full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Post #9 of the American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Doris Richardson

  Doris Sebree Richardson, 87, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:18 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th, at the home of her daughter in East Enterprise.

  Doris was born in Switzerland County, on November 9th, 1931, the daughter of the late Margaret  (Hutchinson) and James A. Boggs. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1949.

  Doris married to John Albert “Ab” Sebree in 1949, and to this union eight children were born: Sharon, Judith, James, Vickie, Steve, Roger, John and Tabitha. Doris and Ab were married 49 years until his passing in 1998.

  In 2000 Doris was married to Virgil Richardson, who passed away in 2007.

  Doris was a member of Aberdeen United Methodist Church. Doris loved to play cards, especially Rook and Euchre.

  Doris is  survived by three daughters: Judith Brown of Bright, Indiana, Vickie Chandler of East Enterprise, and Tabitha Sebree, of Vevay; by three sons: Steve Sebree, of Moorefield, Roger Sebree (Karen), of Rising Sun, and John Sebree of Vevay; by 24 grandchildren; 104 great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren. Doris is also survived by her sister, Clara Rodgers (Paul), of Aberdeen.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her first husband John Albert Sebree; and by her second husband Virgil Richardson; by her son, James A. Sebree, who passed away in 1994; by her daughter, Sharon S. Dunn, who passed away in 2005; by her brother, Robert Boggs; by her sisters: Arietta Caseltine, Rose Boggs, Ida Boggs, Patsy Evans, Carolyn Huffard, Betty Grace and Sandra Edwards; by her grandson, Adam Chapman who passed away in 2017; and by a great grandson, Wyatt Sebree who passed away in 2016.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 1st at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation was held on Monday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Angela Uhlman

  Angela M. Uhlman, 72, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at her residence.

  She was born in Dearborn County, on October 12th, 1946, the daughter of the late Edgar and Freda (Lewis) Abdon.

  On March 21st, 1964, she married Russell R. Uhlman, and after 51 years together, he passed away on April 8th, 2015.

  She was employed by Sprint in Decatur for 47 years, which upon her retirement was Embarq.

  Angela is survived by two sons: Russell J. “Buck” Uhlman of Wilmington, North Carolina and Eric (Mindy) Uhlman of Monroe, Indiana; by three daughters: Lisa Jones of Bloomington, Indiana, Shelly (Ron) Rhoades of Decatur, Indiana and Abby (Corey) DeRoo of Monroe, Inidana; by four brothers: John Abdon and Albert (Joan) Abdon, both of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Mike (Nancy) Abdon of Aurora, Indiana, and Mark (Susann) Abdon of Bennington; by her sister, Nancy (Ray) Beatty of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and by 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Debbie Abdon; and her brother, Dennis Abdon.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 3rd, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4th, at the funeral home, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Mike Abdon will be officiating; and burial will follow in the Decatur Cemetery.

  Memorials may be made to Adams County Council on Aging or to the Hanna Nuttman Park Project.