Obituaries 04/15/2021


Edith Dugle

  Edith (Harlow) Dugle, age 97, of Rising Sun, formerly of Sunman, Indiana, passed away surrounded by her loving children on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at her residence.

  She was born on September 9th, 1923 in Switzerland County, the daughter of James Otis and Lenna Mae (Stewart) Harlow. In 1941 she graduated from Patriot High School.

  After graduation, Edith started working at the John Fulton Inn in Rising Sun. Later, she worked at several grocery stores in Rising Sun, Greendale and Sunman, and at the Old Brick Tavern in PennTown, Indiana as a waitress and cook.

  She retired after working at the American Legion in Rising Sun.

  On April 17th, 1946, she married the love of her life, Howard Dugle in Covington, Kentucky, with the late Reverend Arthur Tipton officiating. Together they raised three great children: John, Lenna, and Chuck; and shared 61 years of marriage until Howard’s death on January 10th, 2007.

  Edith will be missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Sandy Dugle of Rising Sun; by her daughter and son-in-law, Lenna and John Herzog of Aurora, Indiana; by her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Dugle and family of Rising Sun; by her seven grandchildren: Charles Dugle and his wife Jenny of Clarksville, Tennessee, Delana Sevier and her husband Brian of Versailles, Indiana, Arin Nanz and her husband Chad of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Matt Markland and his wife Amanda of Rising Sun, Eric Herzog and his wife Lindsay of Bright, Indiana, Denver Dugle and his wife Sarah of Nemo, Texas, and Curt Dugle and his wife Ashley of North Bend, Ohio; by her 17 great-grandchildren; by her five great- great-children; by her sister, Gladys Hunt of Madison; by her sister-in-law, Ruth Harlow of Madison; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband; by her son, John Dugle, who passed away on September 26th, 2010; by her sisters: Norma Harlow and Thelma Thurnall; by her brothers: Charles, Marion and Gerald “Jerry” Harlow; by her brothers-in-law: Burnie Hunt and Harold Thurnall; by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Harlow; by her niece, Cheryl “Kak” Harlow; and by her nephew, Ernie Hunt.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 13th, with Eldon Fancher officiating at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment will be at a later date in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana. Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, April 13th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Rising Sun Fire Department, Ohio County EMS, American Cancer Society, or The American Heart Association.

Jason Koepf

  Jason Eric Koepf, 34, of Deford, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 9th, 2021 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

  Jason was born on August 7th, 1986 to his loving parents, Eric Koepf and Eleanor Russett in Cass City, Michigan.

  He married Christina Michele Johnson on October 19th, 2007 in New Liberty Baptist Church of East Enterprise.

  Jason loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed being outside in nature, working on mechanical projects, and just simply being home. Jason worked, on and off, as a trucker for the past 10 years and as a farmhand, in between, for four years. His kind, loving, giving, helpful, forgiving, and joking nature was one of a kind. Jason’s most memorable qualities were loved by all who knew him.

  His children, nieces, and nephews were the greatest joys of his life.

  Jason is survived by his wife, Christina; by his children: Gerald Koepf, Austin Koepf, and Ella Koepf; by his parents, Eric Koepf and Eleanor Russett; by his siblings: Jennifer Stakalosa; Jeremy Koepf; Katelyn Koepf along with her significant other, Tyler Muz and their children: Koal and Claire Muz. He will also be missed by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  He was preceded in death his grandparents: Ella and Robert Russett and Lois and Bernard Koepf; by his great-grandparents, Harold and Romona Thane; by his father-in-law, Dale Johnson; and by his infant cousin, Brady Hudson Elwood (son of Jessica Elston and Steve Elwood).

  A remembrance and celebration of Jason’s life will be held at a later date.

  Memorials may be considered to Christina Koepf to be used at the family’s discretion.

  Kranz Funeral Home, 6850 Main Street, Cass City, Michigan, 48726, is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Reverend Francis West

  Reverend Francis Dewey West, 82, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021, at his residence.

  Francis was born in Oneida, Tennessee on August 18th, 1938, the son of the late Flora and Bernard West.

  Francis was about 15 years old when he gave his life to the Lord and began preaching soon after. He was an active member of New Life Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family, church family, and reading his Bible. He was also employed as a semi-truck driver.

  Francis spent the remainder of his years at his home being lovingly cared for by his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson.

  Francis is survived by his daughter: Tracy (John) Bunch of Manchester, Indiana; by his brothers: Harlen (Bonnie) West of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Gwyndol (Billie) West of Florence, Kentucky; by his sisters: Ann (Eugene) Durham of Mt. Orab, Ohio and Mary Bromagen of Lexington, Kentucky; by his grandchildren: Kevin Campbell of Elizabethtown, Ohio, Crystal Campbell of Elizabethtown, Ohio, Brookelyn Bunch of Cheviot, Ohio, and Gavin Bunch of Manchester, Indiana; by his great grandson Gunner; and his many nieces and nephews.

  Francis was preceded in death by his parents; by his wives Joyce Ann and Viola; by his daughter Annette Weider; by his infant brother Bonnell; and by his sisters: Thelma Duncan and Gladys Royal.

  A public visitation was held on Sunday, April 11th at the Markland Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 12th at the funeral home with Pastor Dwayne Barrows officiating. Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Southern Baptist Church.

Judith Dolan

  Judith Ann Dolan, age 79, of Westfield, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 10th, 2021.

  Judith was born on April 2nd, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Willard and Julia Wood.

  She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Monroe, Michigan. She served as loving wife, mother, and grandmother for some 59 years of her life.

  Judith is survived by her husband, John P. Dolan; by her son, Douglas Dolan (Jennifer) of Houston, Texas; by her daughter, Laura Schroer (John) of Patriot; by her son, Steven of Westfield, Indiana; and by her brother, Lawrence Wood (partner Jim Wachsning).

  She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Emerson Schroer, Sam Schroer, Elizabeth Dolan, and Isabella Dolan.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 15th, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Spring Mill Road, Westfield, Indiana, 46074. Visitation and Rosary will proceed the Mass with Rosary beginning at 9:30 a.m., visitation following.

  Memorial Contributions may be made to SMG Help Committee.

  Leppert Mortuary in Carmel, Indiana, is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Tazman ‘Taz’ Adams

  Tazman Daniel “Taz” Adams, age 29, of Milton, Kentucky, died on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, at his residence.

  Taz entered this life on September 6th, 1991 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Chapel Hill Hospital. He was the loving son of Charles Leroy Pence and Lori Lynn Adams Davis Taylor. He was raised in Owen and Trimble counties in Kentucky, and was a graduate of Owen County High School, Class of 2011 where he played football and ran track.

  He enlisted in the United States Army on June 14th, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rate of Private Second Class and served in the 1204 the Aviation Specialist Battalion. He also attended the Quartermaster School  in Fort Lee, Virginia and completed the petroleum supply specialist course. He was honorably discharged on April 10th, 2012  at Fort Lee, Virginia earning the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Medal.

  Taz had worked many places trying to find that dream job that would make him feel passionate about his work. Some of the places he liked working at included: Rotary Lift, Arvin Sango, Madison Tool and Die and the Power Plant. He enjoyed playing golf with his dad, riding motorcycles, he liked playing the card game ‘Dungeons and Dragons’, and hanging out with his friends.

  He had been a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. Taz will be greatly missed in his family.

  Taz will be missed by his loving parents: Lori Taylor and her husband David of Madison, and Charles Pence and his wife Marsha of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; by his brothers: Justin C. Davis of Madison, Troy A. Davis of Madison, Alex Davis (Chastity) of Sparta, Kentucky, Joe Pence (Desiree) of Williamstown, Kentucky, Joseph Prather (Chrissy) of Carrollton, Kentucky, Dakota Pence (Heather) of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and Jayden Pence of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; by his sisters: Rhonda Prather of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, Danielle Pence of Madison, Brianna Pence Mullins (Ronnie) of Carrollton, Kentucky, Mykah Pence of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, and Stacey Moody (Blaine) of Texas; by his grandmother, Dianna L. McQueary and her husband, Bill of Milton, Kentucky; by his step grandpa, Robert Elkins of Texas; by his aunts: Linda B. Hall (Duane) of Madison, Lana Canday Adams (Jerry James) of Wyoming, Pam Hess, Tiffany Elkins, and Katrina White (Kory) of Texas, and Mona Beatty of Georgia; by his great uncle, Danny Rowlett (Sheryl) of Georgia; by his great aunt, Brenda Rowlett of Lexington, Indiana; by his very close cousins: Danielle Rowlett, David Rowlett, and Jeffrey Richard Adams; by his step father, Thomas Davis of Madison; by his step grandma, Virginia “Mickey” Davis of Madison; and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Noble Eugene Adams; by his great grandparents, Cleston and Bonnie Rowlett; and by his step grandma, Shirley Elkins.

  A public remembrance was held on Monday, April 12th, at the Milton Boat Docks in Milton, Kentucky. Private interment was conducted at the Bedford Cemetery in Bedford, Kentucky with military honors provided by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Suicide Prevention. Cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.