Obituaries 05/13/2021


Darrin Atwood

  Darrin Scott Atwood, age 49, of Fairland, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away on Monday, May 3rd, 2021, at his residence.

  Darrin entered this life on October 14th, 1971 in Franklin, Indiana. He was the loving son of Darvin Franklin Atwood — whom preceded him in death — and Linda Lou (Donica) Drake.

  Darrin was raised in Morgan County, Indiana and later moved to the Switzerland County community where he was a 1990 graduate of Switzerland County High School and was also on the honor roll. Darrin excelled at Southeastern Career Center in Versailles, Indiana where he earned his electrician license.

  Darrin was inducted into the United States Army in 1991 in Madison, and was honorably discharged. He was employed as a journeyman electrician for Union Local #481 of Indianapolis, Indiana for 20 years.

  He was a member and a deacon at Fairland Baptist Church in Fairland, Indiana. Darrin loved helping everyone that he could and was a jack of all trades except for plumbing! He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends.

  Darrin will be deeply missed by his loving mother, Linda Lou (Donica) Drake of Vevay; by his brother, Dawson Gerald Atwood and his wife Angela of Morgan County, Indiana; by his nephew and niece, Dakota Atwood and Sam Morrow of Marion County, Indiana; by his maternal-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth (Cracraft) Donica of Franklin, Indiana; by his uncle and aunt, Bob and Jolynn Donica of Greenwood, Indiana; and by his cousins, Jesse and Justin Donica.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Darvin Franklin Atwood, who died on June 3rd, 1989; by his brother, Troy Atwood, who died on March 10th, 1988; by his sister, Da Lynn C. Atwood, who died on March 31st, 1991; by his step-father, M. Glen Drake, who died on March 5th, 2012; by his maternal-grandfather, Ralph Sylvester Donica, who died on May 31st, 1973; by his paternal-grandfather, George F. Atwood, who died on June 10th, 1982 and Jesie F. (Peyton) Atwood, who died on February 14th, 2006.

  Visitation was held on Friday, May 7th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, May 7th, following the time of visitation at the funeral home. Full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the funeral home.

  Interment will be held at a later date in the Slawson Cemetery in Bennington.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Slawson Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Frank Bandy, Jr.

  Frank Ellis Bandy. Jr., age 75, of Patriot, passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043, is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Gale Bovard

  Gale Leroy Bovard, 78, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  Gale was born in Milan, Indiana on March 25th, 1943, the son of the late Marjorie (Whitham) Bovard and Charles Hilbert Bovard. Gale attended Cass Union Elementary School and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1961.

  During the Vietnam War, Gale proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a SP4, specializing in Avionics Repair. While in the service Gale earned the National Defense Service Medal, Expert (Rifle M-14), Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

  After his return from the military, Gale continued his career as an Avionics Technician at Luken Airport and then with Comair for over 25 years.

  Gale was a member of the Lawrenceburg American Legion Post #239 and the OVI Mohawk Association. Gale was also a faithful member of the Trinity Christian Center in Lawrenceburg, IN. Gale loved the outdoors and enjoyed golfing, gardening and walking and biking the trails near where he lived. Gale was a Chevy man and his Camaro was his pride and joy.

  Gale is survived by his two daughters: Amy McKay and her husband Joe of Rising Sun and Melissa Ricketts and her husband Michael of Wenatchee, Washington; by her grandson Ryan Ricketts and wife Beth of St. Louis, Missouri; by his granddaughter Piper McKay of Rising Sun; by his three brothers: Gary Bovard of Ft. Wright, Kentucky; Rodger Bovard and his wife Bonnie of Aberdeen, Indiana, and Tim Bovard of Rising Sun; and by his brother-in-law Raymond Slack of Rising Sun.

  Gale was preceded in death by his parents; by his companion of over 25 years, Kathleen Harris: by his sister, Shirley Ann Slack; and by his sister-in-law, Suzanne Bovard.

  A time of visitation was held on Friday, May 7th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held following the time of visitation on Friday, May 7th at the funeral home. Burial with military honors followed at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to any Veteran’s Organization of the Donor’s Choice.

Bert Clingerman

  Bert Clingerman, 83, of  Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at her residence.

  Bert was born in Hamilton, Ohio on June 29th, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Hazel Elsie (White) and Wilbur Charles Brickner. Raised in Harrison, Bert graduated from Harrison High School, Class of 1955. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in social work from Mt. St. Joe University. 

  She was employed as a social worker with the Head Start Program and the Council on Aging. She truly enjoyed interaction with people of all ages. Bert later worked as a trust fund stock broker for Fidelity Investments from age 55 to 70.

  Bert was an avid reader and enjoyed the Arts, taking advantage of much that Cincinnati has to offer. She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, a former member of the 4-H Ohio County Fair Board, Community Mental Health Center Board of Directors, and the local Home Economic Club. She also enjoyed volunteering for Tall Stacks and the Cincinnati Pops.

  She spent much of her time with her daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her long time and new friends.

  Bert was survived by her daughters: Lynda Ott of Morning View, Kentucky, Gail Clingerman of Rising Sun, and Anne Clingerman of Rising Sun; by her brother Albert Brickner of Land of Lakes, Florida; by her grandchildren: Brad Baldwin (Ricki Jones), Lori (Jake) Goodwin, Amy (Jack) Davies, Bryan Baldwin (Courtney Rose), Caitlin Ott, and Weston Ott; and by her 13 great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Robert Brickner.

  A public visitation was held on Thursday, May 6th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun; with a private burial to follow at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Public Library.

Ronald Ester

  Ronald Allen Ester, 81, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away on Monday, May 3rd, 2021.

  He was born on November 22nd, 1939 in Covington, Kentucky, son of the late Melvin and Hazel (Stevens) Ester.

  Ron loved to hunt, fish, and shoot trap. He worked as an Operator for the Union.

  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ester of Dillsboro; by his son, Trace (Teron) Ester of North Palm Beach, Florida; by his two daughters: Ronda (Thomas) Luken of Amelia, Ohio and Kristen Ester of Dillsboro; by his step son, Joshua Addison of Dillsboro; by his three grandchildren: Kristina (Daniel) Blum, Jessica Ester, and Ava Addison; and by his two great-grandchildren: Clara Collins and Doran Blum.

  Family and friends will be received on Friday, May 14th, from 5-7 p.m. at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana. Funeral services will follow the time of visitation at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 14th, with Pastor Tim Russell officiating at the funeral home.

  Contributions may be made to the Family.

William ‘Bill’ Marksberry

  William A. “Bill” Marksberry, 65, of Rising Sun, passed away on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

  Bill was born in Carrollton, Kentucky on November 3rd, 1955, the son of Roy and Patricia (Jackson) Marksberry of Rising Sun. Bill was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1974.

  He was the loving husband of Terri  (Potter) Marksberry. Bill and Terri were married on June 18th, 1977 at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ with Oscar Potter officiating. They were married nearly 44 years until his passing.

  Bill began working at a young age at the Phillips 66 station in Rising Sun, where he worked the pumps as soon as he was old enough to count change. He went on to drive the wrecker and deliver fuel oil. Bill worked at Indiana Michigan Power in Lawrenceburg for over 18 years. Bill was also employed, until his retirement, by the Rising Sun-Ohio County Community School Corporation where he served as Building & Grounds Supervisor and a School Bus Driver, a job he loved.

  Working for the school system and being around all the kids was one of the most cherished times in Bill’s life.

  Bill dedicated his life to serving his community, including: Mayor of Rising Sun, Ohio County Commissioner, Ohio County Council, Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste Board, Planning & Zoning Board, and the Ohio County Fair Board. He was a member and former Chief of the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department, Ohio County Life Squad, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, and Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, Rising Sun City Council and Sons of the American Legion — to name but a few.

  Bill worked with and supported many organizations and departments in the Ohio County community to maintain and revitalize the City of Rising Sun, the river front, community parks and county and city essential services. Bill’s kind and caring nature brought people together and even when he was mayor, he was still ‘Just Bill’. Weekends would often find Bill supporting all the local shops on Main Street and trying to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

  Bill was a man strong in his faith and an active member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. He always had a passion for music; he enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. Bill also loved the outdoors and spent a lot of family time camping. He truly loved spending time riding his motorcycle, and a day on his motorcycle was a day well spent. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, faithful Christian who had a servants heart and will be deeply missed.

  Bill is survived by loving wife Terri Marksberry of Rising Sun; by his daughter Bethany Rider and her husband Rodney of Tornado, West Virginia; by his son Greg Marksberry and his wife Karen of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Kaleb, Wesley, Wade and Nora Rider and Brenden, Logan, Addison, Lincoln and Dawson Marksberry; by his parents, Roy and Pat Marksberry, of Rising Sun; by his three sisters: Teresa Sebree, of Vevay, Tina Menke of St. Leon, Indiana, and Lois Flaherty of Warsaw, Kentucky; by his two brothers: Troy Marksberry and his wife Traci of Rising Sun, and Mike Marksberry and his wife Sarah of Rising Sun; by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Sandra and (Potter) and Wayne Stahl of Rising Sun and George and Mary Edith Potter of Rising Sun; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  A time of visitation will be held from 3:30-8 p.m. on Friday, May 14th at the Rising Sun High School. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15th, at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ with Brother Devon Huss officiating. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Whitewater Christian Service Camp or to the Ohio County Community Foundation’s “Wm Marksberry Community Endowment Fund #128” (checks payable to OCCF).

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Alma Nally

  Alma Alice (Burnett) Nally, age 97, of Parrish, Florida, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021, in Parrish, Florida.

  Alma entered this life on April 7th, 1924 in Henry County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late, Marshall J. and Myrtle (Stivers) Burnett and was raised in Switzerland County, where she attended school.

  Alma was united in marriage to Gilbert Hankins in 1943; and was later united in marriage to Robert “Lee” Nally on July 17th, 1970. Alma and Lee shared nearly 27 years of marriage together until he passed away on May 6th, 1997.

  Alma was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for 30 years. She was also employed for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay for five years.

  Alma was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield. She resided in the Florida community for the past 23 years. Alma enjoyed spending her days with family and friends, going to church, entertaining guests, and cooking the world’s best homemade fried chicken among other specialties.  She served as a wise counsel for her entire family tree.

  Alma will be missed by her daughter, Darlene Cohan of Dandridge, Tennessee; by her granddaughters: Dana Cairnie of Parrish, Florida and Deanna Scull of Monroeville, New Jersey; by her great-grandchildren: Jeremy Liter, Brooke and Breanne Cairnie, Victoria, Trey, Brandon and Ross Scull; by her great great-grandchildren: Jeremy Jr., Ryan, Libby, Madison, Mariah, Amiyah, and Kenzie Liter, Madden Camejo and Brilynn Stephens; by her step-children: Raymond Nally of Cincinnati, Ohio, Judi Henderson of Cincinnati, Ohio and Robert Nally of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her step-grandchildren: Kim Renzenbrink, Kyle and Kory Scudder, Stephanie Griffin, Sherrie Henderson, Lyndsy Tomes and Jennifer Nally; by her step-great-grandchildren: Albee, Kailer and Bryce Renzenbrink, McKenzie and Megan Scudder, Bellamy and Bodee Scudder, Chelsee Smith, Zack and Kaiden Griffin, Haly, Cooper and Mallory Henderson, Elliot and Simon Nally, Leora and Ophelia Tomes; by her step-great great-grandchild, Conrad Smith; and by her sister, Mary Gladys Peelman of Freeburg, Illinois.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall J. and Myrtle (Stivers) Burnett; by her husband, Robert “Lee” Nally; by her sisters: Alleene Flood and Norma Jean Knox; and by her brothers: Albert Earl Burnett and Raymond Burnett.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 14th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 14th, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Hunter Robinson

  Hunter Alan Robinson, age 22, of Vevay, passed away at 9:59 p.m., on Monday, May 10th, 2021, in Madison.

  Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Kenny Wickstrom

  Kenneth (Kenny) D. Wickstrom, 57 of Gurnee, Illinois, formerly of Versailles, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, May 2nd at his residence.

  Kenny was born in Annapolis, Maryland, the son of Charles Sr. and Elaine Mitchell Wickstrom. He graduated from South Ripley High School in 1981 and went on to graduate from Purdue in 1986 with an engineering degree. He earned his MBA from DeVry University in 1998.

  He went to work in the Chicago area where he met his wife, Dee. They were blessed with two daughters: Nikala and Ellexi.

  He was a former member of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol. He trained to run in organized races and was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Hall of Fame. He was currently involved with the Gurnee Park District Basketball Association and was recognized for his volunteering  efforts by NIGFBA.

  He is survived by his wife, Dee Wickstrom of Gurnee, Illinois; by his two daughters: Nikala Wickstrom and Ellexi Wickstrom Sturgeon (Daniel); by his mother, Elaine (Lynn) Cook of Versailles; and by his brother, Chuck (Barbette) Wickstrom of Benham, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Wickstrom, Sr.; by his grandparents: Chester and Evelyn Wickstrom and John and Edith Mitchell; by his niece, Alivia Wickstrom Burns; and by his step-father George Young.

  Kenny’s wishes were to be cremated and there will be no services.