Obituaries 05/16/2019

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Randy Anderson

  Randy G. Anderson, age 81, passed away on Saturday, May 11th, 2019, surrounded by his family.

  He was born in Wayland, Kentucky, and moved to Hamilton, Ohio, in 1954, where he met his future wife, Mary Jo (Dufficy) Anderson, in High School. Except for a temporary relocation to Marion, Indiana, they have continuously resided in Hamilton.

  Randy was a long time employee of Fisher Body, where he retired as a purchasing agent in 1992 after 30 years. He never missed a day of work during his time at GM. He graduated from Xavier University with a business degree and was also a Kentucky Colonel. Randy loved sports and invested much time coaching his sons and other young men in the Lindenwald Little Leagues. He was a fixture at Joyce Park, and later coached his grandson. He loved the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Football, and Kentucky Basketball. Randy especially loved being with his grandchildren and participated in many of their activities and life milestones.

  Later in life, his special joy came from his dogs; Annie, Betty, and Darcy. He was also a member of the Ross Community United Methodist Church.

  Randy is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary “Jo”; by his children: Randy (Vicki) Anderson Jr., Cathy (Steve) Hester, and Tully (Cindy) Anderson of Switzerland County; by his sister, Gaybe Cambell; by his grandchildren: Layne Herrington, Katie Gibbs, Jacob Anderson, Kenda Kohls, Mackenzie Anderson, and Matty Anderson; and by his great grandchildren: Traye and Tyson Herrington and Merritt Kohls.

  Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, on Thursday, May 16th, at noon with Reverend Larry Gallaher officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 15th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Wayland Historical Society.

Roberta Lamson

  Roberta J. “Bert” (Dickason) Lamson, age 89, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th, 2019, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana after a short illness.

  Roberta entered this life on September 16th, 1929, at the family home in Vevay. She was the loving daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason. She was raised in Vevay, where she was a 1947 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Roberta was united in marriage on July 2nd, 1953, at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, to the late, Robert D. “Bob” Lamson. This happy union blessed them with two children: Michael and Lee Ann. Bob and Bert shared 64 years of marriage together until Bob’s passing on October 3rd, 2017.

  She was employed by the Selective Service and held several grade level clerical positions for Naval Avionics located in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring after 30+ years of service. She was also an administrative assistant for the School Superintendent of the former Vevay High School in Vevay.

  On December 19th, 1947, Roberta became a member of the Bennington Chapter No. 407, Order of Eastern Star and after moving to Indianapolis, joined the Oakland Chapter No. 159, Order of Eastern Star. Bert continued to hold a dual membership in both chapters until her death. She was active in Eastern Star for over 72 years and currently held the position of secretary for the Oakland Chapter. In addition, she served as a past Worthy Matron for both chapters, a past District Deputy and former Grand Representative for the Indiana Grand Chapter. Bert resided in Indianapolis since 1955 and was a member of the Lawrence United Methodist Church where she routinely volunteered her time. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and abundance of friends.

  Roberta will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Lee Ann Richardson of Monrovia, Indiana; by her son, Michael Wayne Lamson of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Dana Jessee, Robert Lamson and his wife Rachel, Laura McKinney and her husband Jack, and Holly Wodtke and her husband Jayson; by her great-grandchildren: Luke Jessee, Levi Jessee, Mikey McKinney, Gabe McKinney and Scarlett Lamson; by her brother, Harold Dickason and his wife Mary Ann of Indianapolis, Indiana; by her brothers-in-law, William Lee “Bill” Konkle of Vevay and Nick Richardson of Avon, Indiana; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph L. Dickason, who died on March 8th, 1991 and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason, who died on July 17th, 1982; by her husband, Robert D. “Bob” Lamson, who died on October 3rd, 2017; and by her sister, Mary Lou (Dickason) Konkle, who died on July 1st, 2011.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th, at the funeral home.

  Bennington Chapter No. 407 and Oakland Chapter No. 159 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct their service at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence United Methodist Church; Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No.407; or Oakland Order of Eastern Star Chapter No.159. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Paul Rodgers

  Paul William Rodgers, 78, of Aberdeen, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Paul was born in Milan, Indiana on March 16th, 1941, the son of the late Ruth Lucille (Armstrong) and Stanley Wilford Rodgers. Paul grew up in the Aurora community and attended school there.

  Paul married Clara (Boggs) Rodgers on February 15th, 1991. Paul and Clara were married over 28 years until his passing.

  He worked as a boilermaker at I & M Power Plant Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and also at several other plants over the years. Paul was a member of the Hopewell Masonic Lodge in Dillsboro, Indiana.

  Paul loved to play golf and go deer hunting. He was also an avid reader and history buff.

  Paul is survived by his wife, Clara Rodgers, of Aberdeen, Indiana; by his daughter, Penny Sue King (Clyde), of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his four sons: Mark Rodgers (Kathleen), of West Palm Beach, Florida, Tony Rodgers (Holly), of Manchester, Indiana, Kevin Rodgers (Sherrie), of Aurora, Indiana, and Mike Rodgers (Shari), of Manchester, Indiana; by his step-daughter, Julia Demaree, of Fairplay, Colorado; by his step-son, John Kelly, of Rising Sun; by 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, with one on the way; by his sister, Susan Roy, of Aurora, Indiana; and by two brothers: Norman Rodgers, of Aurora, Indiana and  Johnny Rodgers, of Boynton Beach, Florida.

  Paul was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers, David Rodgers and Steven Rodgers; by his step-son Rusty Kelly; and by his granddaughter, Kimberly Rodgers.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 15th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to the Hopewell Masonic Lodge or American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.