Obituaries 05/30/2019

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Charles Fred Brindley

  Charles Fred Brindley, age 86, of Vevay, passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Charles Fred entered this life on December 2nd, 1932, in Switzerland County, the son of the late Harry and Ina Claire (Wolf) Brindley. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he was a 1951 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Charles Fred was united in marriage on May 2nd, 1952, in Madison, to the late Lela Mae “Lee” Reed. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Sherry, and a son, Michael. Charles Fred and Lee shared 55 years of marriage together until she passed away on November 21st, 2007.

  Charles Fred was employed as a security officer for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence for 2 1/2 years. Charles Fred enjoyed farming and raising cattle.

  Charles Fred will be missed by his daughter, Sherry Holwager and her husband Marvin of St. Louis, Missouri; by his grandchildren: Ryan Brindley, Lee Ann Imel and her husband, Jason, Jenny Brindley, and Allison Carrico; by his great-grandchildren: Hannah, Jenna, Zack Caleb, Grace and Mason; and by his sister, Marilyn Buchanan of Columbus, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ina Claire (Wolf) Brindley; by his wife, Lela Mae “Lee” (Reed) Brindley, who died on November 21st, 2007; by his son, Michael “Mike” Brindley, who died on January 16th, 1998; by his granddaughter, April E. Griffin; and by his daughter-in-law, Pamela Sue “Pam” (Ralston) Brindley, who died on June 17th, 2008.

  No services are being held. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Donna Bennett

  Donna Sue (Ayler) Bennett , age 74, of East Enterprise, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, May 24th, 2019, at the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Donna entered this life on October 31st, 1944, in Manville, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Claude Terrell and Anna Laura (Gullion) Ayler. She was raised in Vevay, where she was a 1962 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Donna was united in marriage on November 27, 1965, at the Patriot Parsonage in Patriot, to the late Lowell Wayne Bennett. This happy union was blessed with two daughters: Laura and Stacey. Donna and Wayne shared 47 years of marriage together until Wayne passed away on October 16th, 2012.

  Donna was employed as a PBX operator for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, retiring after 16 years of service. She was a former stitcher for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay and Madison from 1962-1999.

  Donna resided in the Florence community since 1965 and was a member of the Markland Baptist Church. Donna will be remembered for her love of reading, working and her beloved companion, “Mr. Kitty”.

  Donna will be deeply missed by her daughters: Laura Sullivan and her companion, James Fortner of East Enterprise and Stacey Harsh and her husband Matthew of Akron, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Sarah Perkins, Ryan Sullivan, Anna Sullivan and Evan and Max Harsh; by her great-grandson, Anthony Perkins; by her sister, Martha Sloan of Vevay; by her twin sister, Nona Unversaw and her husband Jim of Southaven, Mississippi; by her brother, Bill Ayler of Vevay; by her mother-in-law, Stella (Romans) Bennett of Vevay; by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Gordon and Nancy Bennett of Rising Sun and Janet “Peachy” and Robert Kent of Indianapolis, Indiana; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Claude Terrell and Anna Laura (Gullion) Ayler; by her husband, Lowell Wayne Bennett; by her sister, Rebecca Faye Ayler; by her sister-in-law, Betty Jo (Bennett) Lauderbaugh; and by her father-in-law, Stanley L. Bennett.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, May 29th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 30th, at 11:00 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center; the Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund c/o The Community Foundation of Switzerland County; or a charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Barbara Gridley

  Barbara Jean Gridley, 83, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Barbara was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky on February 17th, 1936, the daughter of the late Margaret (Johnson) and Clarence  Hunt. Barbara and her family moved to Switzerland County when she was young, and later to Ohio County.

  She was the wife of William “Bill”  Gridley. On December 22nd, 1952, they were married at Grant’s Creek Baptist Church. Bill and Barb were married over 66 years until her passing.

  She worked at the Vevay Shoe Factory for 32 years. Barbara loved to travel and enjoyed taking bus trips.

  Barbara is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Gridley, of Rising Sun; by her brother-in-law, Tony Gridley, of East Enterprise; and by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her daughter, Lois Ann Neff, who passed away in 2015; by her sister, Daisy Klopp, who passed away in 2018; and by her infant sister, Betty Hunt.

  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 28th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Visitation was held on Monday, May 27th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to “Service From The Heart”. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Maralee McClellan

  Maralee (Webster) McClellan, age 90, of Allensville, formerly of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 7:11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25th, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Maralee entered this life on October 21st, 1928, in Florence, the loving daughter of the late Paul S. and Aldine (Hall) Webster. She was raised in Florence, and was a 1945 graduate of Patriot High School.

  Maralee was united in marriage on January 9th, 1946, in Vevay, to the late Norman Lee “Pancake” McClellan. This happy union was blessed with two daughters: Kathy and Tammy, and a son, Michael. Maralee and Norman shared over 48 years of marriage together until he passed away on October 2nd, 1994.

  Maralee was employed on the line and then became head chef in the cafeteria for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, retiring after 44 years of service. Maralee farmed all of her life and raised tobacco. She managed the pool hall in Florence.

  Maralee resided in Florence, most all of her life and attended the Florence Church of Christ. Maralee will be remembered for her love of mowing her yard, vacationing, gardening, crossword puzzles, watching ‘Days of Our Lives’, ‘Wheel of Fortune’, and ‘Jeopardy’ on TV. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

  Maralee will be missed by her daughters: Kathy Hunt and her husband Wayne of Bennington and Tammy Boles and her husband Clayton of Paoli, Indiana; by her son, Michael “Mike” McClellan and his companion Debbie Gray of Madison; by her grandchildren: Doug, Sara, Amy, Jodi, Curtis and Ashley; by her great-grandchildren: Jennifer, Lexis, Mashya, Alyssa, Mason, Addy, Macie, Jase, Brody, Lauren and Lakyn; and by her great-great-grandchild, Camdyn.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Paul S. Webster, who died on May 7th, 1963 and Aldine (Hall) Webster, who died on March 19th, 2003; by her husband, Norman Lee “Pancake” McClellan, who died on October 2nd, 1994; and by her daughter-in-law, Teresa Anne “Terri” (South) McClellan, who died on February 29th, 2008.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, May 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 28th, following the visitation, by Reverened Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.