Obituaries 04/28/2022

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Milan Busching

  Milan Busching, age 71, passed away unexpectedly on April 19th, 2022, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.

  He lived in Switzerland County, Indiana for the past 28 years. Milan decided to be an entomologist when he was seven years old and began collecting insects at his family farm in Iowa. He ultimately amassed a collection of more than 30,000 specimens.

  He majored in entomology in college and earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in 1973 and a master’s from Purdue in 1975. Milan not only collected insects; he loved to rear them.

  In 1976 he found his dream job; in fact it was a job that he never had dreamed could exist. He was hired to head the World of Insects exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo. He was involved in designing the building and personally constructed many of the exhibits. When the building opened to the public in 1978 he became supervisor to a team of employees, but he continued to do a lot of the daily care for the live insects himself. During his nearly 30 year career at the zoo he traveled extensively for collecting trips, speaking engagements and consulting work.

  He not only traveled all over the U.S. but also to Central and South America and Asia.

  After Milan retired from the zoo he devoted his life to farming, bee keeping, and community service. He became a 4-H leader and shared his knowledge with the “Insect Agents” club. Every December he and co-leaders Jenny Slover and Sandra Flynn took their elementary and high school teams to the Career Development competition at Purdue. Their Switzerland County teams and individuals repeatedly achieved first place in the state.

  Milan is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Axt) Busching; by his son, Ben; by his grandson James Busching and his granddaughter Raven Frazier — all of Switzerland County; by his son, Johnny Loney; by his granddaughter, Jayla Loney; and by his daughter-in-law, Bickie Long — all of Minneapolis, Minnesota; by his mother, Geraldine (Kellner) Busching; by his brother Lee Busching and his sister-in-law Glenda Busching — all of Bremer County, Iowa; by his sister, Marilyn Triggs of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and also his numerous nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Busching; and by his daughter-in-law, Natasha Frazier.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Purdue Entomology Scholarships c/o Lori Edwards, 901 West States Street, West Lafayette Indiana; to Red Wolf Sanctuary in Rising Sun; or to the Cincinnati Zoo. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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

Loretta Girod

  Loretta Lovina Girod, age 6, of Bennington, Indiana, passed away with her loving family by her side at 1:51 p.m. on April 18th, 2022 at her home, and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior.

  Loretta was born on August 16th, 2015 in Madison, the daughter of Polly (Bontrager) and Samuel Girod.

  Loretta was a light to all she encountered and will be dearly missed by her family, church family, and friends.

  Loretta is survived by her mother, Polly (Bontrager) and father, Samuel Girod of Bennington, Indiana; by her brothers: Malachi Girod, Jethro Girod, and Matthias Girod of Bennington, Indiana; by her sisters: Rebecca Girod and Deborah Girod of Bennington, Indiana; by her grandparents: Daniel and Miriam Girod of Canaan, Indiana and Leroy and Katie Bontrager of Sebeka, Minnesota; by her great-grandparents: August Girod of Kentucky, Saloma Eicher of Michigan, and Esther Bontrager of LaGrange, Indiana; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  Loretta was greeted in Heaven by her sisters, Joanna Girod and Twila Girod.

  A public visitation was held on Wednesday, April 20th, at Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro, Indiana. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 21st,  at Hope Baptist Church.

  Burial was at Nell Lee Cemetery, Fairview, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to MAP Ministry.

  Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Mary Jewell

  Mary Lenna (Lawson) Jewell, age 78, of Lamb, Indiana, passed away at 9:38 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Mary entered this life on September 4th, 1943 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late James William and Ada Mae (Poe) Lawson. She attended school in Bedford, Kentucky and later moved to the Switzerland County community in 1958.

  On January 24th, 1958, Mary was united in marriage to William Boone “Bill” Jewell in Trimble County, Kentucky. This union of 61 years was blessed with two sons: Steve and Tim.

  Mary was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Madison for eight years. She was also a former employee for Arvin Sango in Madison, and for the Ogle Haus in Vevay.

  Mary was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Lamb.

  She enjoyed playing cards, reading her Bible and gardening. She loved her dogs, ‘Diesel’ and ‘Harley’. Mary will be remembered for her love for her granddaughter and great-granddaughter that brought so much joy to her life.

  Mary is survived by her son, Tim Jewell and his wife Sherri of Lamb; by her granddaughter, Erin Brunck and her husband Mark; by her great-granddaughter, Alexis Brunck; and her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Ada Mae (Poe) Lawson; by her husband, William Boone “Bill” Jewell, who died on December 11th, 2019; by her son, Steve Daniel Jewell, who died on March 14th, 2018; by her brother, L.G. Lawson; and by her sisters: Bonnie Burbank and Wanda Penick.

  Visitation was held on Sunday, April 24th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Sunday, April 24th, by Reverend Mike Barnes, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Grandview Cemetery in Madison.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Olivia Rider

  Olivia Nichole Rider, 27, of Vevay, passed away on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022.

  She was born February 7th, 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Chris Sharp and Peggy (Brewer) Sharp.

  Olivia enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with her family.

  She is survived by her mother, Peggy Sharp of Greendale, Indiana; by her father, Chris Sharp of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her husband, Nathan Rider of Vevay; by her son, Preston Walls of Greendale, Indiana; by her sister, Amber Sharp of Connersville, Indiana; by her nephew, Jiraiya Sharp of Connersville, Indiana; by her brother, Brian Borden of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her maternal grandparents: Dorothy and Keith Potraffke of Greendale, Indiana; by her paternal grandparents: Patricia and Mike Sharp of Cincinnati, Ohio; and by numerous aunts, uncles, and friends.

  Family and friends were received on Tuesday, April 26th, at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana. Funeral services were held following the time of visitation on Tuesday, April 26th, at the funeral home, with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. 

  Interment followed in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the family.

Andrew Ross

  Andrew Stephen Ross, 41, of Carrboro North Carolina, originally of Switzerland County, passed away on Monday, November 1st, 2021 in Carrboro, North Carolina.

  Andrew was born in Lawrenceburg Indiana on September 18th, 1980, to Steven (Josh) Fletcher and Barbara (Aurora) Ross-Fletcher.

  Andrew was valedictorian of his grade school at Switzerland County Elementary; and was quarterback for the Switzerland County Panthers Pee Wee football team 1990-1991.

  Andrew attended and graduated from Switzerland County High School in 1999 with top honors. During his high school years he played baseball, ran cross country and played basketball for the SC Pacers. Andrew attended Indiana University Bloomington 1999-2003 where he earned his BS degree in psychology with particular focus on child psychology.

  During this time he volunteered his time with the IU Developmental Psychology Dept focusing on infant cognitive development. Andrew spent a summer in New Hampshire as a camp leader for Wediko Children’s Services which works with students from 9 to 18 with complex psychiatric profiles and disruptive behaviors. He participated in Habitat for Humanity and was on the IU Deans list.

  Following college graduation, Andrew moved to Chapel Hill North Carolina for a few years where he taught preschool, and volunteered his time with Carol Woods Senior living and the creation of their much-loved garden before joining the Peace Corps. Andrew spent 2 years in South Africa from 2005-2007 with the Peace Corps. In the remote village of Agincourt he initiated implementation of a water delivery system to the school where he served. Working with local educators he wrote and secured grants that provided computers to all of the students in the classrooms he oversaw. Many of his Peace Corps friends and co-workers have expressed their deep condolences and all had uplifting and emotional stories of the positive impact Andrew had on their lives.

  Upon returning from the Peace Corps, Andrew began a journey in 2007 as Personal Assistant/Property Manager/Event Coordinator to Philanthropists Walter and Jo Ann Davis. He remained until the passing of Walter and then eventually of Jo Ann in 2020. Andrew was a fierce promoter of environmental causes, political causes and the “buy local” movement. He walked the talk. He took a lead role and helping to establish the Chapel Hill Farmers Market and acted as liaison and advocate to the Chapel Hill Town Council and developers in the design /development of what will be the permanent home for the farmers market. Andrew was a person full of life, passion, and kindness.

  He knew how to love. He also had a sense of humor that was witty and disarming at once. No one was a stranger to him and he had a true compassion for the downtrodden and less fortunate. A truly generous soul. His presence was always welcome and would fill the room. His big smile and uplifting nature would cut through to the heart and he was unafraid of revealing his true self. Of his many passions was his family and close friends. Next was his connection to the natural world. Andrew connected deeply with nature and was grieved by the current state of the environment. His love for nature cannot be overstated.

  He spent many hours at his 10 acres on Pickard’s Meadow in Carrborro, where in the beautiful woods, life made sense to him. He had many deep and meaningful friendships all over the country and the world. There are not words that adequately express the light that Andrew was. Those who were privileged enough to have known him, understand. Neither are there words to describe the depth of this loss. The loss of Andrew will be grieved by many, and yet, his life and example will continue to be celebrated.

   In his wake Andrew left behind his son, El Ross, his parents Josh and Barbara Ross-Fletcher, Step Mom Amy Fletcher, and 6 siblings who will forever ache for more laughs with their curly headed brother: Silas Fletcher, whom passed away March 7th, 2022, Anna Fletcher-Stewart, Eric Fletcher (Amanda), Fletcher Ross, Christina Fletcher, Ben Ross (Preaw). He also leaves behind 8 nieces and nephews: Kaelan, Wesley, Phoenix, Rayna, Jacob, Jasmine, Lia and Kora as well as a large extended family in Texas and Cincinnati who adored him.

  A Celebration of Andrew’s Life will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th, at the Butler State Park Conference Center, Carrollton, Kentucky.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paper Hand Puppet Intervention of North Carolina or the Chapel Hill Farmers Market. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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

Kenneth Tucker

  Kenneth Leroy Tucker, age 79, of Vevay, passed away at 4:27 a.m. on Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Kenneth entered this life on July 16th, 1942 in Madison. He was the son of the late George Dewey and Muriel Gertrude (Romans) Tucker. Kenneth was raised in Vevay, where he attended Vevay High School.

  Kenneth was inducted into United States Army in October of 1960 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on November 15th, 1962. He re-enlisted on November 27th, 1962 in Grafenwohr, Germany. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged on May 27th, 1968 with the rank of Staff Sergeant at Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany.

  Kenneth was a former bartender for Cuzz’s Bar and for the Vevay American Legion Post #185 in Vevay. He was employed for Randall-Textron in Vevay, as well as Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky.

  Kenneth resided all of his life in the Vevay community and was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Kenneth will be remembered for his love of reading and walking around town.

  Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Lisa Carter and her husband John of Riverview, Florida; by his granddaughters: April Carter and Rebecca Leinwand; by his great-grandchildren: Lennox and Lawson Leinwand; by his sister, Sue Armstrong of Greensburg, Indiana; by his sister-in-law, Kathy Tucker of Vevay; by his nieces and his caregivers: Sharon McClure of Pleasant, Indiana, Karen Green of Vevay, Phyllis Chase and her husband Dennis of Florence, Indiana, and Debbie Wilhoite of Vevay; and by his several great-nieces and great-nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, George Dewey and Muriel Gertrude (Romans) Tucker; by his son, Brian Tucker; by his great-grandson, Levi Leinwand; by his brothers: Donald (Dorothy Wilhoite) Tucker and Ralph Tucker; by his sister, Geneva Green; by his nephews: Shawn Armstrong and Billy Wilhoite; by his nieces: Sonya White and Adianna Armstrong; and by his brothers-in-law: Earl Green and Duane Armstrong.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th, by Brother Ronald Romans at the funeral home.

  Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 or the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Lucinda Warrix

  Lucinda Rose (McNutt) Warrix, age 63, of Vevay, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, at her residence.

  Lucinda entered this life on February 2nd, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Ben McNutt and Elizabeth (Parnell) McNutt Bias. Lucinda was raised in Hebron, Kentucky where she attended school.

  Lucinda was united in marriage on May 13th, 1981 to George Cecil Warrix in Huntington, West Virginia. Lucinda and George shared over 24 years of marriage together until he passed away on July 4th, 2005.

  Lucinda was a former cook for Granny’s Restaurant in Vevay, and for Little Shrimp in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. She was a wonderful homemaker and was a member of the Switzerland County Homemakers Club.

  Lucinda enjoyed sewing, playing games with her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She had a great passion for music. 

  Lucinda will be missed by her daughters: Belinda Cuneo and her husband Thomas of Vevay and Elizabeth Warrix of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Raymond Cuneo and his wife Brittany, Caden Cuneo, and Aubre Cuneo; by her sister, Shirley Fields of Crittenden, Kentucky; by her brother, Wayne McNutt and his wife Charlotte of Batesville, Indiana; and by her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Herbert Ben McNutt and Elizabeth (Parnell) McNutt Bias; by her husband, George Cecil Warrix; by her brothers: Edward Williams and Herbert Ben McNutt, Jr.; by her niece, Barbara Hurst; and by her companion, Harvey Love.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 26th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services followed the time of visitation on Tuesday, April 26th, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Cards are available at the funeral home.