Obituaries 04/11/2019


Norma Lee Brown

  Norma Lee (Lockridge) Brown, age 79, of Vevay, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Norma entered this life on April 4th, 1940, in Versailles, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Roy Roosevelt and Julia Edmona (Reynolds) Lockridge. She was raised in Versailles, where she was a 1958 graduate of Versailles High School.

  Norma was employed for RCA Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring after 30 years of service. She was also employed as a security officer for an Indianapolis International Airport for several years and for the Indianapolis Indians baseball team for several years. She was a member of the Indianapolis Moose Lodge #17 and the Indianapolis American Legion. She attended the Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg, Indiana.

  Norma resided in the Switzerland County community for the past 10 years. Norma will be remembered for her love of fishing.

  Norma will be missed by her son, Walter Lee Foster and his wife Pamela of Madison; by her granddaughter, Amy (Foster) Thomas and her husband Rick of Madison; by her grandson, Scotty Foster and his wife Becky of Madison; by her great-grandchildren: Allison Rent, Christopher Rent, Alivia Foster and Isabella Kilborn; and her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Roosevelt and Julia Edmona (Reynolds) Lockridge; by her sister, Dorothy Louise Furnish; by her brother, Walter Lockridge; by her half-sister, Margaret Clayton; and by her niece, Christy Louise Adams.

  Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 12th, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Ron Lee at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

A. Everett Wood

  A. Everett Wood, 98, of Cross Plains, Indiana, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at his home.

  He was born at Hazel Green in Wolfe County, Kentucky on February 16th, 1921 the son of Alfred and Martha Napier Wood.

  He was married to Myrle Hankins on September 6th, 1943, and she preceded him in death on August 27th, 2011.

   Everett was an Army Veteran of World War II, serving with Company A of the 108th Infantry Division. He established A.E. Wood Excavating in 1954 and for several years operated heavy equipment. In 1970 he purchased the Versailles Implement Company and began Wood Farm and Industrial Supply in Versailles, retiring in 2006. He was also a farmer and worked with his family on the farm well past his 96th birthday.

  Everett received his pilot’s license in 1964 and maintained landing strips at home as well as at his machinery dealership in Versailles. He was a strong advocate of education and served many years as Brown Township trustee as well as on the Brown Township School Board. He assisted in the building of the Cross Plains Elementary School and the South Ripley High School.

  The greatest priority in his life was sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The many hours he spent reading the Bible were reflected in the way he lived. He was a member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship since 1950, where for many years he served as a deacon, trustee, and Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge and the Brown Township American Legion.

  Survivors include two sons: Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood and Robert (Dotty) Wood both of Versailles; one daughter, Carol Berry, also of Versailles; one sister, Irene Scudder of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his granddaughter, Linda Jane Berry; by his son-in-law, William Berry; by his brothers, James and Henry Wood; and by his sisters: Daisy Tyra, Adah Jane Tyra, Elizabeth Wood, Nanie Mae Whisman, Virginia Nickell, and Leona Whisman.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 8th at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Reverend Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 7th at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles; and prior to the beginning of the serivices on Monday, April 8th, at the church. The Versailles Masonic Lodge conducted services on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to CEF (Good News Clubs) in care of the funeral home.

James ‘Jamie’ Stevenson

  James Daryl “Jamie” Stevenson, age 60, of Moorefield, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, at his mother’s residence in Moorefield.

  Jamie entered this life on June 21st, 1958, in Milan, Indiana, the loving son of James William “J.B” Stevenson and Marietta Ruth (Chase) Crandell. He was raised in Ripley County, Indiana, and later moved to Switzerland County in 1972.

  Jamie was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in art and speech from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

  Jamie was employed as a truck driver for Gas Tech in Madison for a few years, and helped on the Crandell family farm in Moorefield for several years. He was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield. Jamie will be remembered for his love of painting and drawing and was an accomplished artist, painter and actor.

  James will be missed by his loving mother, Marietta Ruth (Chase) Crandell of Moorefield; by his daughter, Mary Danielle Buxton and her husband Jonathan of Madison; by his grandchildren: Remington and Alix; by his sister, Connie Purdum of Arvada, Colorado; by his brother, Gwenn Dale Stevenson and his wife Sharon of Munfordville, Kentucky; by his step-sister, Bonnie Colen and her husband Jimmy of Canaan, Indiana; by his step-brother, Denny Crandell and his wife Shawn of Moorefield; by his half-brother, William Clay Stevenson of Milroy, Indiana; by his nieces and nephews: Scott Crandell, Kevin Colen, Kyle Colen and his wife Sarah, Kristopher Colen and his wife Jennifer, Dale Stevenson and his wife Judy, Mitzi LeAnn Newkirk and her husband David, Brandon Purdum and his wife, Sarah Bush and Brittany Purdum and her husband, Travis Julian and their families; by his great-niece and great-nephews, Addison Colen, Elijah Colen and Leland Colen, Jackson Julian and Oliver Purdum; by his aunts and uncles, Dorothy Green of Cross Plains and Darrel and Betty Chase of Fairview; by his cousin, Jill Chase and her family of Fairview; and several other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his father, James William “J.B” Stevenson, who died on September 20th, 2015; by his step-father, Robert L. Crandell, who died on February 26th, 2012; and by his cousin and best friend, Jack Lee Chase, who died on July 11th, 2016.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, April 10th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 11th, at 11 a.m., by Brother Cliff Hartley at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

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

Jean Ann Pruett

  Jean Ann (Markland) Pruett, age 70, passed away at her home in Avon, Indiana on Thursday, March 21st.

  She entered this life on April 13th, 1948 in Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of Edna ‘Eddie’ (Gross) and Denver ‘Denny’ Markland of Vevay.

  Jean was raised in Switzerland County where she was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School. She was also a 1971 graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in interior home design.

  Jean Ann was united in marriage on September 21st, 1974 to Larry Dale Pruett of Clark County, Indiana.

  She worked as a Purdue Extension agent in her early years after college in Tipton and Jeffersonville, Indiana; along with interior design in Louisville. Jean and family had also lived in the Muncie/Parker City areas, where her two children graduated from Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School.

  Her special interests and hobbies varied from reading, football, needle crafts, and horses/racing. In her youth she heavily participated with 4-H and the Fair. As an adult, she become more passionate with her local Boy Scout troop, master gardening, and family genealogy.

  Mother and sister Jean will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Barbara Jane Pruett of Avon, Indiana; by her son, Larry Dale Pruett II of Crawfordsville, Indiana; and by her brothers: Mick Markland and his wife Cathy Markland of Avon, Indiana, and Malcolm Markland of Vevay.

  Jean was preceded in death by her husband Larry, in April of 1985; by her father Denver, in July of 2001; by her mother, Edna, in February of 2011; and by her sister-in-law Beverly, in June of 2006.

  A celebration of life reception will be held in Avon, Indiana at the Avon Lakes community clubhouse on Saturday, May 4th, from 1-3 p.m.

  Memorial Donations made be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Betty Nay

  Betty Marie Field Nay, age 98, of Deputy, Indiana, passed from this life secure in her faith and with the love of God on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at her home near Deputy with her loving family at her side.

  Betty entered this life on December 17th, 1920 in Toulon, Illinois. She was the loving daughter of the late Samuel Richard and Lillie Betty Moore Field. Her family resided in Toulon until 1930, and they moved to the Kent, Indiana community. Betty was a 1938 graduate of Deputy High School in Deputy. Betty loved school and was known for her intelligence she loved algebra.

  On January 18th, 1939 Betty was united in marriage to William Maurice Nay in Kent, Indiana. This happy union of 46 years was blessed with sons: Richard Everett, James Lee, and Clifford Dale; and daughters: Janet Ann and Donna Sue. Betty encouraged her children to get an education, be strong, hardworking, and succeed at whatever you set your mind to do. Bill and Betty farmed the family farm, raising, cattle, hogs, tomatoes, tobacco, soybeans, corn, wheat, hay and other vegetables.

  Betty enrolled in beauty school in 1959 at the age of 39 at the House of James and was a licensed beautician and cosmetologist. She was courageous and started her own business Betty’s Beauty Shop in Deputy, and operated it for 27 years before retiring in 1982. She was the oldest living member of  Pisgah United Methodist Church and attended faithfully until her health recently declined. She was a member of the Deputy High School Alumni and attended for many years, she loved visiting with her classmates and many friends. She loved raising a large garden, loved her flower gardens and flowers boxes, enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her family, she was an accomplished baker, making pies, cakes, donuts and yeast rolls.

  Betty was an avid sports fan, especially IU Basketball, and enjoyed watching golf and “Little House on the Prairie”. Betty was proud of her family, her family heritage, her family farm and the legacy she instilled in her family. Betty will be remembered for her hard work, generous and unassuming nature, her kindness, mild humor, grace, being community minded, her faithfulness, her strong Christian convictions. She blessed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren with love equally and knowingly. If you were blessed with her friendship you knew it and if you were at her home, a meal was prepared for you with little or no notice.

  She will be long remembered for her famous pies far and wide. The Nay family would personally like to thank Ella Jean Gammons, Linda McDonald, her granddaughter in law, Sherry Nay and great granddaughters, Gabby, Mya and Sadie for all of the personal care they have provided to Grandma Betty.

  Betty will be missed by her loving sons: Richard E. “Dick” Nay and his wife Sherry of Deputy, James L. “Joe” Nay and his wife Mary Lou of Brown County, Indiana, and Clifford D. “Duke” Nay and his wife Sue of Salem, Indiana; by her devoted daughter, Donna S. Nay Godward and her husband, Joe of Deputy; by her grandchildren: Rodney Nay, Roger Nay, Markt Nay (Sherry), Jennifer Kaitschuk (Scott Runyon), James M. Kaitschuk (Angela), Jacob Nay (Joanie), Dr. Rachel Nay Bailey (Chris), Dr. John William Nay (Brittany), Dyan Nay Phillips (Gregory), Lesa Nay, Ben Godward (Annelie), and Tim Godward; by her step grandchildren: Mary Beth Williams (Nathan), and Brent Strong (Jennifer); by her great grandchildren: Morgan (Donovan), Kayla, Laura (Josh), Grace, Jack, Sam, Gabby, Isaiah, Mya, Sadie, Josiah, Charlotte, Tristan, Tylor, Gabriel, Jezabelle, Natalie, Danielle, Lydia, and Michelle; by her step great grandchildren: Gabe and Carter; by her great great grandchildren: Emerson and Camden; by her sister, Martha Lee Stephanus of Lexington, Indiana; by her brother, R. Dale Field and his wife Mary Frances of Greenwood, Indiana; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Richard Field, who died on December 9th, 1987; by her mother, Lillie Betty Moore Field, who died on September 27th, 1998; by her husband of 46 years, William Maurice “Bill” Nay, who died on June 1st, 1985; by her beloved daughter, Janet Ann Nay Kaitschuk, who died on January 17th, 2017; by her son-in-law, Reverend Dr. John Kaitschuk, who died on April 1st, 1994; and by her sister, Anna Glenn Field Howell, who died on January 31st, 2010.

  Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 8th, by Reverend Doug Wallace and Reverend Jack Suits at the Pisgah United Methodist Church on Deputy Pike near Deputy, Indiana. Interment followed in the Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy. Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, April 8th, prior to the beginning of the services at Pisgah United Methodist Church.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes or the church. Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre and Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Flossie Lock

  Flossie E. (Woodruff) Lock, age 104, of Columbus, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 1:37 p.m. on Monday, April 8th, 2019, at her residence.

  Flossie was born on October 6th, 1914 in the family home in Switzerland County. She was the first of 10 children of Thurman and Lela (Webster) Woodruff.

  She married Chester “Chet” Lock on June 29th, 1932, in Vevay. Flossie and Chet had two daughters: Mary Elizabeth Krall (deceased) and Betty Christman of Columbus, Indiana.

  Flossie was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church for 35 years, which was near the family farm, “The Old Lock Farm” on Tapps Ridge near Vevay. After leaving the farm they moved to Madison. Flossie worked and retired from the Madison State Hospital after 20 years of service.

  In 1995 Flossie and Chet moved to Columbus, Indiana. After Chet’s death in 2003, Flossie joined the Quilts of Valor in 2005. She made quilts for wounded soldiers which she continued for 10 years. Flossie sold her home in 2014 and moved to her daughter’s home where she remained. She deeply loved her family and faithful friends were priceless to her. She always tried to see the bright side and tried to encourage everyone.

  She is survived by her loving daughter, Betty Christman of Columbus, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Kenneth (Linda) Krall of Osgood, Indiana, Terry (Diane) Krall of Carmel, Indiana, Michael Krall of Osgood, Indiana, Susan (Terry) Grammer of Columbus, Indiana, Bob (Shari) Christman of Columbus, Indiana, Sharon (Jerry) Wilson of Columbus, Indiana, and Bridgett Guard of Indiana; by her 15 great-grandchildren; by her 19-great-great-grandchildren; by her sister, Falba Bradley of Rising Sun; by her brother, Leonidas “Bud” Woodruff of Aurora, Indiana; and by her son-in-law, Norris Krall of Osgood, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter; her son-in-law, Larry Christman; her  two brothers and her four sisters.

  Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 15th, at 1 p.m., by Reverend Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday, April 15th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Baptist Church or to the Mary Krall Memorial Fund, c/o Kenny Krall. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Beverly Koons

  Beverly Works Koons, 71, of Rising Sun, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 2nd, at her residence with her family at her side.

  Beverly entered this life on July 20th, 1947, in Milan, Indiana. She was the daughter of Warren and Hazel Whitham Works.

  Beverly grew up near East Enterprise. She lived in that community until she was united in marriage with Danny Koons on March 11th, 1966 at New Liberty Baptist Church, where she was a member. She worked for Hummel Insurance Company for many years until she had to retire because of her health.

  She enjoyed helping Danny by sewing the interiors for his cars, gardening, and visiting with family and friends. Beverly had not been well for the past few years, and she was affectionately cared for by her devoted husband. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

  Beverly will be lovingly remembered by her husband; Danny Koons of Rising Sun; by her sons: Lynn Koons and Kris Koons (Penny), both of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Alex Koons, Dylan Koons, Andrew Koons and Jessie Koons; by her sister: Donna Raisor (Jerry) of East Enterprise; by her brothers: Richard Driver of Aberdeen and Kenny Works (Sissy) of Rising Sun; by her nephews: Keith Works (Jamie), Klint Works (Tania), Kevin Driver, Mark Driver (Beanie), and Michael Raisor (Patricia); by her nieces: Kyla Henry (Jason), Kimberly Davis, Melinda Carfield (John), Michelle Manlief (Anthony), and Melody Cutter (William); and many great nieces and great nephews, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Hazel Works; and a brother, Ernest Driver.

  A memorial service for Beverly will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th at New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise, with Pastor Larry Works officiating. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the services at the church.

  Memorial donations may be to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati; or New Liberty Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.

Terri Jackson

  Terri Lee Grimes Jackson, age 56, of Canaan, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, April 7th, 2019, at her residence.

  Terri entered this life on May 25th, 1962 in Madison, the loving daughter of the late George V. and Emily “Tootsie” Dunlap Grimes. She was raised in Madison, and was a member of the Class of 1980 at Madison Consolidated High School.

  On March 19th, 1999 she was united in marriage to Jay M. Jackson in Carrollton, Kentucky. This happy union merged two families together and they enjoyed their sons, Patric and Jay.

  Terri had worked with Oscar Meeks with his horse medications. She also owned and operated Canaan Cupboard Candles and making hair bows for people and other companies. She enjoyed the Garden Club and was a member of the Hummingbird Anonymous Group. Terri loved horses, raising flowers, photography, crafts, her animals, her farm, and being with her granddaughter. Terri was a loving friend to many and was a baptized Christian.

  Terri will be missed by her loving husband of 20 years, Jay M. Jackson of Canaan, Indiana; by her son, Patric Morrison and his wife Jessica of Hanover, Indiana; by her granddaughter, Collynns Marie Morrison; by her step son, Jay M. Gutzman of Austin, Texas; by her loving sisters: Cindy “Sis” Grimes of Madison and Ginger Grimes Taylor of Madison; by her uncle, Billy Joe Dunlap of Marysville, Tennessee; by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-laws: Denise Dailey and her husband Denny of Deputy, Indiana, Debby Hardy and her husband Randy of Lexington, Indiana, Lisa Griffin and her husband Jeff of Dupont, Indiana, and Myron Jackson and his wife Sheila of Vevay; by her mother-in-law, Lois Jackson of Madison; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, George V. Grimes, who died on August 24th, 1994; by her mother, Emily “Tootsie” Yvonne Dunlap Grimes, who died on June 11th, 2014; by her uncle, Donald Wayne Dunlap, who died on December 30th, 2014; and by her aunt, Evelyn Ann “Evie” O’Nan, who died on December 20th, 2011.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, April 12th, at 7 p.m., by Pastor J.D. Traylor at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Friends may visit on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.