Obituaries 04/09/2020


Kenneth Bright

  Kenneth Wayne Bright, 70, of Vevay, passed away on Saturday, April 4th, 2020 at Swiss Villa Nursing Home in Vevay.

  Kenny was born in Jefferson County, Indiana, on November 20th, 1949, the son of the late Louellen (Davis) Harmon and Paul  Bright.

  He was the widow of Wanita (Kittle) Bright, who passed away on December 17th, 2003.

  Kenny was a retired truck driver. He also worked at Randall-Textron in Vevay for over 20 years. Kenny enjoyed guns and was a member of the NRA. He also had an extensive collection of Hot Wheels and Match Box cars.

  Kenneth is survived by his two sons: Eddie Bright (Lisa Linder) of Vevay and Christopher Bright (Kayla) of Fairfield, Ohio; by his daughter, Taffy Scudder (Donald) of Pleasant; by his grandchildren: Brittany McNeely, Holly Bright, Allison Bright, Alexis Strunk, Sam Bright, Caden Bright, Donald Scudder, Danielle Scudder and Dallas Scudder; and by his great grandchildren: Clint, Raylan, Conner and Taylen.

  A private family service will be held on Thursday, April 9th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun.

  Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.

William ‘Bill’ Garrett

  William D. “Bill” Garrett, 93, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at the Ashford Place Health Campus in Shelbyville.

  Bill was born on July 15th, 1926 in Carrollton, Kentucky, the son of William H. Garrett and Georgie Lee (Mills) Garrett.

  On August 8th, 1947 he married Reva L. (Baatz), and the couple shared nearly 70 years of marriage until she preceded him in death on May 20th, 2017.

  Bill had lived in the Shelbyville area for 70 years, after moving from Vevay.

  He owned and operated  Bill’s Auto Sales for 31 years and retired in 1991. His son Jerry “Jed” was his partner until Bill retired.

  Bill had attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and was a member of American Legion Post #70, former member of Indiana Sheriff’s Association and Eagles Lodge, and was a US Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific during World War II.

  Bill enjoyed having barn sales and garage sales after retiring. He loved fishing and hunting with his best friends Jed, Steve, and Mike from Oklahoma. His favorite winter vacation spot was Ft. Myers, Florida, where he wintered with his wife Reva for several years.

  Bill will be greatly missed by his two sons: Jerry R. “Jed” Garrett (wife Beth Ann) of Shelbyville and Stephen A. Garrett (wife Linda) of Freedom, Indiana; by his daughter: Sharon K. “Sherry” Staehler (husband Joseph) of Shelbyville; by his four siblings: Sue Garrett Beverly of Bedford, Kentucky, Judy K. Garrett Purkey of Harrisonville, Missouri, Alan Garrett (wife Debbie) of Madison, and Peggy Lee Garrett Lutz of Madison; by his sister-in-law Ramona M. Miller of Bennington; by his nephew: Mike Hildebrand of Lindsey, Oklahoma; by several other nieces and nephews; by his seven grandchildren: Lorie R. Staehler, Jeffrey D. Staehler, Jerry M. Garrett, Jon Garrett, Brian Garrett, Keith Garrett, and Natalie Barnard; by his eight great grandchildren and his one great- great-grandchild.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife, Reva L. (Baatz); and by his six siblings: Nancy Garrett Harmon, Evelyn Garrett Stewart, Paul Garrett, Julian Garrett, Kenny Garrett, and Nathan Garrett.

  Graveside services were held on Thursday, April 2nd, at Forest Hill Cemetery with Reverend Mike Keucher officiating. There was no visitation time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A military graveside service will be conducted by a local veterans organization at a later date.

Wilma Cole

  Wilma L. (Works) Cole, age 89, of Vevay, formerly of Fairview, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, at her residence.

  Wilma entered this life on December 17th, 1930 in Allensville. She was the loving daughter of the late Jesse Floyd and Carrie Augusta (Slack) Works. She was raised in Allensville, and was a 1949 graduate of Vevay High School.

   Wilma was united in marriage to the late Wilfred Lawrence Cole on June 17th, 1950 in Vevay, by Reverend Frank Reed. Wilma and Wilfred shared over 59 years of marriage together until he passed away on October 14th, 2009.

   After graduation, Wilma was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for one year. Wilma was a former cook for the Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise, retiring in 2006 after 20 years of service. During the summer months she was a cook for Camp Livingston in Bennington, and for Ogle Haus in Vevay.

  Wilma was a member of the Allensville United Methodist Church and attended Fairview United Methodist Church.

  Wilma will be missed by her daughter, Mitzi Higgins of Fairview; by her son, Mike Cole and his wife Brenda of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Heidi Higgins and her companion, Danny Knotts, Chad Higgins and his wife Crystal of Bennington, and Dustin Higgins and his companion Jessica Hendrix; by her great-grandchildren: Heather Weaver, Cody Knotts, Hailey Gerster, Courtney Higgins, Alanna Taylor and Scotty Hendrix; by her great- great-grandchild, Haydan Bussel; by her brothers: Dale Works and his wife Betty of Rising Sun and Tommie Works and his wife Rita of Allensville; by her sister, Betty Malvany of Brookville, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Jesse Floyd Works, who died on December 3rd, 1967 and Carrie Augusta (Slack) Works, who died on November 2nd, 1986; by her husband, Wilfred Lawrence Cole, who died on October 14th, 2009; by her brothers: Gerald Nolan Works, who died on July 21st, 1994, Edwin Loren Works, who died on January 30th, 1996, Warren D. Works, who died on March 18th, 2010 and Donald Leroy Works, who died on May 29th, 2011; and by her sister, Lois A. (Works) Wells.

  Services are on hold per the family’s request due to COVID-19 and the limitations of 10 people maximum for services. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Donald Scudder

  Donald Wayne Scudder, 70, of Vevay, passed away in his sleep early in the morning of March 30th, 2020, at his residence.

  Donald was born in Milan, Indiana, on October 16th, 1949, the son of the late Mary Elizabeth (Bailey) and Ezra “Jack” Scudder.

  Donald worked at Randall-Textron in Vevay or a little while; Holsum Bakery in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 31 years; and Hilltop Basic Resources in Patriot for 17 years. He enjoyed almost four years of retirement. Donald liked gardening, reading, fishing, hunting, napping and spending time with his dog Sadie.

  He was the husband of Barbara Rae (Warner) Scudder. They were married on September 12th, 1968. Donald and Barbara were married over 51 years until his passing.

  They were blessed with five children: Lisa Miller (Ryan Gaylord), Lora Pangborn (Dennis), Cheryl Godwin (Calvin), Donald R. Scudder, Sr. (Taffy) and Sandra Flynn (Gary). They have 20 grandchildren, 6 grandchildren-in-law and 15 great grandchildren with one on the way.

  Donald is also survived by three sisters: Roberta Barton, Evelyn Smith and Donna Mae Edwards; and by three brothers: Harold Scudder, Carroll David Scudder and Richard Scudder.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers: Bud Scudder and Ronald Scudder; and by his infant sister, Leona Scudder.

 Private family services were held on Thursday, April 2nd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Burial was at Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Robert Sullivan

  Robert Wilton Sullivan, 82, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at his residence.

  Robert was born in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky on July 8th, 1937, the son of the late Edna Virginia (Mirick) and Robert Henry Sullivan.

  Robert was retired but worked for many of the local farmers in his younger years. He enjoyed people watching and sitting in the front yard and watching the cars go by. Robert loved to sing and also liked watching old westerns on TV.

  He was a member of Dearborn Baptist Church in Manchester, Indiana. Robert was a beloved brother and uncle and will be deeply missed.

  Robert is survived by his sister Jackie Russell (Richard) of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his brother Thomas Sullivan of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his two nieces: Kathlyn Baker (Anthony) of Covington, Kentucky and Sara Hail of Osgood, Indiana; by his nephew Luke Sullivan of Versailles, Indiana; and by his two great nieces: Riley Sullivan and Abigail Baker.

  Robert was preceded in death by his parents; by his sister Virginia Marineau; and by an infant brother, Charles Sullivan.

  A private family service was held on Monday, April 6th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Pastor Darrell Sparks officiating.

  Memorial donations may be made to Dearborn Baptist Church or the family.

Roy ‘Alan’ Wallace

  Roy “Alan” Wallace, age 71, of Casa Grande, Arizona, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, April 3rd, 2020, at his residence.

  Alan entered this life on September 13th, 1948 in Elizabethtown, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late Roy and Minnie “Blanche” (Kinison) Wallace. He was raised in Elizabethtown, Ohio and was a 1966 graduate of Harrison High School in Harrison, Ohio.

  Alan was self-employed where he enjoyed rebuilding torque converters for over 20 years. He retired from Hogan’s Machine Shop in Harrison, Ohio after several years of service.

  He was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ in Rising Sun. Alan enjoyed working in his garage, classic cars, tinkering on cars and watching the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds.

  Alan is survived by his son, Cale Wallace and his wife Amanda of East Enterprise; by his daughter, Brittany Wallace of Savannah, Georgia; by his grandchildren: Kinison, Kyndal and Kage; by his brother, Robert “Bob” Wallace and his wife Pat of Elizabethtown, Ohio; by his special cousin Bill Kinison of Chatham, Illinois; and his niece, great-nieces and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Roy and Minnie “Blanche” (Kinison) Wallace.

  Private family services will be held at the convenience of the family.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Roy ‘Alan’ Wallace Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.