Obituaries 05/25/2023


Billy ‘Bill’ Zachary

  Billy Quinton “Bill” Zachary, age 83, of Vevay, passed away with his loving family by his side at 11:53 a.m. on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at his residence.

  Bill entered this life on March 1st, 1940 in Jamestown, Tennessee. He was the loving son of the late Otha Allen and Dorthy Mae (Slaven) Zachary. Bill was raised in Jamestown, Tennessee and later moved to Anderson, Indiana where he attended Anderson High School.

  Bill was baptized when he was a young teenager in Jamestown, Tennessee.

  Bill was united in marriage on November 23rd, 1973 to Mary Magdalene “Mickie” Smith. This happy blended family of nearly 50 years was blessed with seven children.

  Bill was employed for General Motors, retiring in 1986, after 31 years of service.

  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, as well as, bird watching and feeding the birds. He loved his family deeply and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Bill will be missed by his loving wife Mary Magdalene “Mickie” (Smith) Zachary of Vevay; by his son William Zachary of Las Vegas, Nevada; by his daughters: Micki Cook of Phoenix, Arizona and Sherri Gregg and her companion Travis Peelman of Vevay; by his step-sons: Tim Smith of Anderson, Indiana and Rick Smith and his wife Ann of Tell City, Indiana; by his step-daughter Kim Jaehnen and her companion Delbert Read of Dupont, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Zachary Gregg (Shelby McCarty), Trevor Peelman (Skyler Frederick), Dylan Peelman (Kassedy Murray), Jaylen Peelman, Karson Peelman, Maci Peelman, Kayla Crouch (Jeff), Megan Karnes (Kenny), Seth McFarland (Ashley), Wayne Cook (Monick), Travis Smith, Colton Smith, Dusty Smith, Faith Smith, Brittany Smith and Austin Smith; by his great-grandchildren: Myles Gregg, Waylon Gregg, Lainey Gregg, Arbor Murray, McKenzie Davis, Bentley Davis, Dallas Karnes, Blaire McFarland, Liam Rowan and Peyton Thompson; by his brothers: Bob Zachary and his wife Mary of Anderson, Indiana and Larry Zachary and his wife Debbie of Anderson, Indiana; by his sisters: Carolyn Wiles and her husband Dale of Charlotte, North Carolina and Linda Parks of Chesterfield, Indiana; by his several nieces and nephews; and by his sisters-in-law: Mona Zachary of Alexandria, Indiana and Tracy Zachary of Allens, Tennessee.

  He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Lee Zachary, who died in May of 2018; by his father, Otha Allen Zachary, who died on August 27th, 1988; by his mother, Dorthy Mae (Slaven) Zachary, who died on December 29th, 2004; by his brothers: James Allen Zachary, Sr., who died on November 13th, 2006, Otha “Junior” Zachary, who died on January 6th, 2009, Leon Dallas Zachary, who died on September 28th, 2021, and Danny K. Zachary, Sr., who died on October 1st, 2022.

  Visitation was held on Monday, May 22nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 23rd, at the funeral home.

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

Joy Trick

  Joy (Teats) Gullion Jolley Trick, age 93, of Davidson, North Carolina, formerly of Vevay and Madison, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Oldsmar, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2023 at the Glenwood Rehab and Nursing Center in Mooresville, North Carolina.

  She entered this life on August 22nd, 1929 in Rising Sun, the loving daughter of the late Louis and Hazel (Scotts) Teats. Joy was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1947 Vevay High School graduate.

  After graduation, she worked a few years in Vevay for Dr. Noel Graves before moving to Hartford City, Indiana, so she could attend beauty school in Muncie. She then moved back to Vevay, where she opened Joy’s Beauty Shop, doing hair out of her home for over 30 years. She trained many hairdressers, who chose this line of work and moved on to open their own businesses.

  Joy was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” Gullion in Rising Sun on August 22nd, 1944. She and Jerry were blessed with two daughters: Karen Sue and Gerri Lynn. Jerry passed away on September 29th, 1974 at the young age of 51.

  Her second marriage was to Thomas Jolley. After marrying Tom, she closed her beauty shop to travel with him for his work, selling Hardin Furniture. They enjoyed a short but happy marriage that lasted only three years as Tom passed away from lung cancer in 1981.

  After Tom’s death, Joy sold her home on Market Street and moved to Madison. When her mother Hazel became ill and needed more care, she and her mother both moved to Oldsmar, Florida, to be closer to her brother Frank. Joy and Frank shared the care of her mother until her death and they still made time to enjoy playing golf and watching sports together. They were very close and ironically (God’s plan?) they both gained their angel wings four years apart to the day!

  Her last marriage was to Gilbert Trick from Green Bay, Wisconsin, whom she met while both were living in Oldsmar, Florida. Gill passed away in a tragic car accident in Wisconsin, where they had a summer home.

  Joy has lived in many places, but her last move was to Davidson, North Carolina, to be closer to her two daughters and most of the grandchildren. Her family was her life!

  Joy was not only her given name, but it was also what she brought to her family and friends through her smiles, warmth, twinkle in her eyes, her spunk and the love that she showed for others. Her hobbies included playing golf, baking, dancing, walking, going to the beach, and working the daily newspaper crossword puzzles. She especially loved watching all kinds of sports and was even fortunate enough to attend some NASCAR races.

  She was very involved in her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities from school events to sporting events, including cheerleading, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. She traveled throughout the U.S., including Alaska; and to Sweden in the Winter of 1976, to cheer on her grandsons, who played ice hockey on outdoor rinks in the Sweden ice and cold! She attended the family’s events as long as her health permitted.

  Her biggest enjoyment was being with her family. She looked forward to holidays, birthday parties, Kentucky Derby parties and spending time with family and friends.

  While living in Vevay, Joy attended Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church and also attended with her brother Frank in Florida and with her daughters and families at various churches in North Carolina. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, grandma (also known as GG), great-grandma, great-great-grandma and friend.

  Joy will be extremely missed by many, including her daughters: Karen Sue (Jerry) Spruell and Gerri Lynn (Gary) Kemper all of Mooresville, North Carolina; by his six grandchildren: Mark (Rachel) Spruell, Clayt Spruell (companion Ramona Blair), Mike Spruell, Andrea (Ryan) Pemberton, Derek (Chasidy) Dickerson and Daniele (Chris) Hicks; by her 11 great-grandchildren: Emma and Evan Spruell, Ava Spruell, Payton and Britton Pemberton, Taylor (Hanna) Dickerson, Darren Dickerson, Michael (Aubrey) McClure, Daisy Dickerson and Finley and Lilly Hicks; and by her one great great-granddaughter, Kepa Dickerson.

  She also leaves behind her “extended” family: Lindsey and Johannes Cronje, Janna (Greg) Hughes, Rita Addleman, Linda Harrell, the Vevay Girls who thought of her as “Mom” and her nephew and nieces: Harry “Steve” (Martha) Stephenson, Paula Dodd, Lisa (Eddie) James, Saundra Jo (Jim) O’Neal, Tammy (Terry) Elbright, Rick (Suzi) Teats, Terry (Susie) Teats and Missy Teats.

  She was preceded in death by her father; by her mother; by her brother, Frank; by her husbands; by her sisters and brother-in-law: Burnetta and Lloyd Harris and Geneva and Lloyd Moreillon; her nephew, Alan Harris; by Jerry’s parents, Ora and Maymie Gullion; and by her “chosen” daughter, Becki Strautman Gosman.

  A Graveside Service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 27th, at the Vevay Cemetery.

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

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

Gary Snyder

  Gary L Snyder, 75, of Switzerland County, passed away on Monday, May 15th, 2023 at his residence.

  Gary was born on August 29, 1947, the son of Clarence and Dorothy Snyder. Following graduation, he attended Western Kentucky University.

  Gary spent his career working for Aurora Casket Factory, taking great pride in his excellent work.

  Gary loved his family. He will be remembered for his humor, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting his guns, building things, reading science fiction books, dragons, and life on their farm, especially riding his horses.

  Gary was the beloved husband of Debbie S. Snyder; the father of Susan (Fred) Lamm, Gabrielle Snyder, Sarah (Chris) Sharp, and Derek Snyder; the grandfather of Paige Fumarola, Carissa Fumarola, Liane Thomas, Willow Sharp, and Hazel Sharp; the brother of Roger Snyder; the brother-in-law of Kathleen Snyder; and the uncle of Shawn Snyder and Barb (Mike) Klopp. He will also be missed by many cousins, other family members, and friends.

  Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Snyder and Dorothy Snyder; by his brother, Terry Snyder; and by his grandson, Joshua Thomas.

  He requested cremation services arranged by Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  The family will have a celebration of life at their home at a date and time to be determined.

  Flowers and condolences may be sent to his wife, Debbie Snyder at the family home: 11295 Bryants Creek Road, Rising Sun, Indiana, 47040.

Andrew Schaub

  Andrew Jeffrey Schaub, 37, of Burlington, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, May 19th, 2023 at his residence.

  Andrew was born in Landstuhl, Germany on June 25th, 1985, the son of Joann (Kelly) Schaub of Rising Sun and the late Jeffrey F. Schaub. He grew up in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and was a 2003 graduate of Lawrenceburg High School.

  Andrew also attended Purdue University and went on to Cincinnati State. He worked as an electrical engineer for several years at Moog Aviation in Cincinnati.

  Andrew’s world revolved around his children. He loved taking them camping, fishing and spending all the time he could with them.

  In addition to his loving mother, Joann, Andrew is  survived by his beloved children and step children: William, Evelyn, Mary, Adam, Matthias, George and Daisy Schaub, Carmen Kennedy and Anthony Darpel; by his sister, Anita Partin and her husband Tommy of Williamsburg, Ohio; by his fiancee Amberley Stansel of Park Hills, Kentucky; and by his several aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members and friends.

  A Celebration of Andrew’s Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating.

  Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th at funeral home.

  Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Gerald Roth  

  Gerald E. Roth, age 84, of Lamb, Indiana, passed away at 6:56 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, at his residence.

  Gerald entered this life on April 24th, 1939 in Frankfort, Indiana. He was the son of the late John H. Roth and Eileen (Mallicoat) Roth. He was raised in Frankfort, Indiana and was a 1958 graduate of Frankfort High School.

  Gerald was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on September 4th, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on December 18th, 1961 at Camp Pendleton, California. Gerald re-enlisted on December 19th, 1961 in Oceanside, California. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, 2nd award and the Rifle Marksmanship Badge.

  He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on April 18th, 1966 at Camp Pendleton, California.

  On August 15th, 1959, Gerald was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Patricia A. “Pat” Thomas in Frankfort, Indiana. This happy union of over 51 years was blessed with two daughters: Diana Lynne and Jacqueline June, and a son, Gary Lee.

  Gerald was employed as a route salesman for Pepsi Cola in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 1999 after 32 years of service.

  Gerald and Pat vacationed in Switzerland County for 30 years before permanently moving to the Switzerland County community in 1999.

  He was a lifetime member of the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and served on the Honor Guard for several years and was also a trustee. Gerald enjoyed fishing and hunting, as well as keeping a meticulous lawn and pond.

  Gerald will be missed by his daughters: Jacqueline June DeBaun and her husband Danny of Florence, Indiana and Diana Lynne Roth of Anderson, Indiana; by his son, Gary Lee Roth and his wife Diana K. of Madison; by his grandchildren: Matthew Roth, Rachel Lucero, Christina (Kody) Macon, Carol Ann Gray, Joshua (Jillian) Gray, Stacey Gray, Nathan Schenk and Nicklos (Kendra) Schenk; by his several great-grandchildren; by his brother, Jerry Roth and his wife Sandy of Frankfort, Indiana; by his sisters: LaRita Mitchell of Lafayette, Indiana and Myrna Walker of Mulberry, Indiana; by his nieces and nephews; and by his best friends, Frank Vasquez and Mark Dillenger.

  He was preceded in death by his father, John H. Roth; by his mother, Eileen (Mallicoat) Roth; by his wife, Patricia A. “Pat” (Thomas) Roth, who died on October 10th, 2010; by his great-granddaughter, Melanie Macon; and by his brother, Myron Roth.

  Gerald’s wishes were to be cremated with no services being held at this time.

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

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion or Wounded Warrior Project. Cards are available at the funeral home.

David Ripberger

  David Wayne Ripberger, 61, of Patriot, passed away on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

  He was born on May 10th, 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Clara (Sebastian) Ripberger.

  David enjoyed metal detecting. He liked hunting and archery.

  He was the owner and operator of Ripberger Plumbing and Drain Cleaning.

  He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette Ripberger of Patriot; by his daughter, Dietra (Rob) Cunningham of Florence, Indiana; by his two sons: Eric Ripberger of Patriot and Bill Ripberger of Madison; by his  sister, Tori (Jonathan) Keel of Madison; and by his three grandchildren: Aryonna, Aven, and Peyton.

  He was preceded in death by his mother Clara Ripberger; by his brother Kenny Ripberger; and by his sister Debbie Ripberger.

  Services will be held at a later date yet to be determined.

  Fitch-Denny Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Robert ‘Bob’ Koons

  Robert Edward Koons, 77, of Ekron, Kentucky (formerly of Rising Sun), passed away on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at his residence.

  Bob was born in Switzerland County on November 14th, 1945, the son of the late Edith Martha (Walton) Koons and Cecil Shaw Koons. He was a 1964 graduate of Momence High School in Momence, Illinois.

  Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War. While in service Bob earmed the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Mast and Rifle Marksmanship Badge.

  He worked several years for the Bayer Corporation in Addyston, Ohio.

  Bob married Linda P. (Chappell) Koons on December 11th, 1965 in Summitville, Indiana. Bob and Linda were married over 57 years until his passing.

  He was a faithful member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ for many years. Bob enjoyed woodworking, farming and spending time with his family.

  Bob is survived by his wife Linda Koons of Ekron, Kentucky; by his daughters: Cassandra L. Wilson (Todd) of Ekron, Kentucky and Aboli M. Gleason (Bryce) of Louisville, Kentucky; by his sons: Robert S. Koons (Connie) of LaGrange, Kentucky and Matthew S. Koons (Belkis) of Villa Hills, Kentucky; by his 13 grandchildren and his three great-grandchildren.

  Bob is also survived by his four sisters: Mary Lou Weller (Coy) of Illinois, Sue McCardle of Rising Sun, Beverly Hillman (Tim) of Rising Sun, and Patricia Carter (Bob) of Rising Sun; by his two brothers: Jerry Koons (Barb) of Rising Sun and Wayne Koons (Carol) of Searcy, Arkansas; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  Bob was preceded in death by his parents and by his daughter Lindsay Rima Koons.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 24th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held following the time of visitation on Wednesday, May 24th, at the funeral home.

  Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Holt International Children’s Services, P.O. Box 2880, Eugene, Oregon, 97402; or Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45201.

Roy Brindley

  Roy Nolan Brindley, 81, of Westport, Indiana, passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Monday, May 22nd, 2023, at Franciscan Health Hospital in Indianapolis.

  He was born on February 26th, 1942, in Carthage, the son of Jesse and Anna (Hammond) Brindley. He was raised in Vevay and has been a Westport resident since 1975. He graduated from Vevay High School in 1960.

  He retired in 2007 from Heritage Transportation after 20 plus years of service.

  Roy was a member of the Westport Baptist Church, Westport American Legion, and the NRA. He enjoyed playing softball, I.U. basketball, Bobby Knight, NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt, and he had owned his own race car.

  He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force.

  Roy married Brenda Joyce McConnell on May 21st, 1969, in Greensburg, Indiana, and she survives.

  Other survivors include his sons: Jeffrey Lee Brindley of Rising Sun and Daniel Petro (Mark Ohlinger) of Reading, Pennsylvania; his daughters: Elizabeth (Jim) Menkedick of Westport, Indiana, Tricia (Michael) Johnston of Greensburg, Indiana, Cassie Brindley (Dustin Magura) of Greenfield, Indiana, and Stephanie Brindley of Westport, Indiana; his sister, Dorothy Mallory of Dillsboro, Indiana; his brother, Roger (Barbara) Brindley of Hanover, Indiana; his 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; countless friends and five exchange students.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his daughter, Charon R. Craft; by his son, Robert Brindley; by his sisters, Leona Brindley and Pearl Oyler; by his brothers, Jesse Brindley, Jr. and Coleman Brindley, Sr.; and by his grandson, Timmy Brindley.

  The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27th, at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport, Indiana, with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery with military graveside rites.

  A time of visitation will be held on Friday, May 26th, from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Heart Center or the St. Jude Children’s Hospital through the funeral home.

Kenneth Bennett

  Kenneth D. Bennett , age 81, of Madison, died with his loving family by his side at 9:57 p.m. on Monday, May 15th, 2023, at The Water’s of Clifty Falls in Madison. 

  Kenneth entered this life on July 31st, 1941 in Vevay. He was the loving son of the late Leland and Ada Bennett.

  He married Shirley Dean Jones on February 22nd, 1971 at Switzerland County Baptist Church. He lived in Switzerland County or 30 years before moving to the Madison area in 1971.

  Kenneth first worked for Lodge Brothers Furniture for over 20 years. He then worked for Grote Industries for 14 years until he retired. He was a member of Milton Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing, going to McDonalds, and was rarely found without a wrench in his hand. Kenneth loved tinkering on cars and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a loving dad and papaw.

  Kenneth will be missed by his loving daughter Stephanie Manis and her husband Richard of Madison; by his granddaughter Katelynn Garvey and her fiance Brandon Ehlers of Hanover, Indiana; by his grandson Connor Manis; by his great-grandchildren: Maverick and Braxton; by his brother Jerry Bennett of Leesville, Louisiana; and by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Dean Jones Bennett, who died on December 29th, 2020; by his father, Leland Bennett, who died on December 7th, 1989; by his mother, Ada Bennett, who died on February 23rd, 1994; by his brother, Donald Bennett, who died on January 13th, 2007; and his sister, Eleanor Scott.

  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 21st, by  Pastor Cliff Hartley at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison.   

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family prior to the time of the services on Sunday, May 21st, at the funeral centre.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Christian Church. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.