Obituaries 06/02/2022


Carroll Potter

  Carroll Potter age 87 of Ohio County, passed away at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, May 22nd, 2022, at the “Waters of Rising Sun” in Rising Sun.

  Carroll entered this life on October 26th, 1934, the son of Robert Clayton and Mary Gertrude (Galbreath) Potter in Ohio County. He was raised in Ohio County and attended Fischer Grade School, and later graduated from Rising Sun High School.

  Carroll entered the Army in 1957. He served from 1957 to 1959. He entered in Fort Knox, Kentucky and he also served in Germany before his discharge from service.

  Carroll married Georgia Carolyn Graham on July 13th, 1956, at Georgia’s parents’ home in Rising Sun. To this marriage they were blessed with three children; and the couple shared 65 years of marriage at the time of Carroll’s passing.

  He worked at Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, until his job was moved to Scottsburg, Indiana, where he worked until his early retirement.

  The family then moved back to Ohio County and he worked at Fernald in Ohio for a time. He then worked at Kroger’s in Lawrenceburg, Indiana until his health became an issue.

  He was initiated into the Hartford Masonic Lodge #151. He served as Worshipful Master. He received his 50 Year Award in the Masonic order. He was also a member of Rising Sun Chapter #326 Order of the Eastern Star where he served a Worthy Patron and received his 50 year Award.

  He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.

  His favorite hobbies were camping, farming, and tinkering with lawn mowers and small engines.

  He is survived by his loving wife, Georgia; by his three children: Carolyn Sue (John) McClure of Birch Run, Michigan, Darrell Wayne Potter of Rising Sun, and Diana Jo (Potter) Tate of Louisville, Kentucky. Carroll is also survived by his four granddaughters; by his three grandsons; by his eight great-grandchildren; by his nieces, nephews and cousins; and by his many friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Clayton and Gertrude Potter; by his sister: Genevieve Truitt; by his brother-in-law: Verle Truitt; and by his son-in-law Kerry G. Tate.

  A Memorial service was held on Thursday, May 26th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Cincinnati Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Emmett Jaynes

  Emmett Wayne Jaynes, 87, of Anderson, Indiana, passed away on May 28th, 2022 at Community Hospital in Anderson following a brief illness. 

  He was born on August 10th, 1934 in Switzerland County, and was the son of Emmett Earl and Ethel (Swango) Jaynes.

  Emmett was employed for 47 years at US Shoe in Madison.  He served in the US Army and was a member of the VFW.  He was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nell (Andrew) Jaynes; by his children: Dennis (Lisa) Jaynes and Mary Nell Jaynes; by his four grandchildren: Josh Milburn, Tyler Jaynes, Travis Jaynes, and Taylor Jaynes; and by his eight great-grandchildren.

  Emmett was preceded in death by his parents; by his two sisters; and by his grandson, Daniel Wayne Milburn.

  Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 2nd from noon until 2 p.m. at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service in Anderson, Indiana. Funeral  services will be held following the time of visitation on Thursday, June 2nd, at the funeral home, with Pastor Dennis Zirkle officiating. Burial will follow at East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be given to Meadowbrook Baptist Church.

Betty Griswold

  Betty Jean (Morris) Bovard Griswold, age 91, of Bennington, Indiana, passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, May 27th, 2022, at her residence in Bennington.

  Betty entered this life on April 15th, 1931 in Bennington. She was the loving daughter of the late George L. and Della Frances (Ritchie) Morris. She was raised in Bennington, where she attended Pluckerman Grade School and later graduated from Vevay High School.

  Betty was united in marriage to Carl Stanley “CB” Bovard on January 19th, 1950 in Madison. This union was blessed with four children: Rosemary, Teresa, Carla and Glenn.

  She was employed for River Valley Resources Workforce Development for the Seta Program from 1974-2001.

  Betty was later united in marriage on October 17th, 2006 to Robert “Bob” Griswold at the Bennington United Methodist Church. Bob and Betty shared nearly 16 years of marriage together until her passing.

  Betty was a pillar in the Bennington community and was very supportive of women battling breast cancer. She was also a charter member for the Bennington Homecoming for several years and was a member of the Bennington Community Church. Betty enjoyed yard sales, auctions, antiques and listening to Willie Nelson music.

  Betty will be deeply missed by her husband, Robert “Bob” Griswold of Bennington; by her daughters: Rosemary Bovard of Vevay, Teresa Bovard Lyons and her husband Steve of Bennington, and Carla Van Norstran and her husband Rick of Bennington; by her son, Glenn Bovard and his wife Kassi of Bennington; by her step-son, Steve Griswold and his wife Rita of Madison; by her step-daughter, Debbie Asbury of Madison; by her grandchildren: Jeremy (Sarah) Robinson, Caleb Bovard, Annie Link, Elijah (Brittany) Van Norstran, Raschel (Cody) Springer, and Kelsey (Joshua) Rice; by her great-grandchildren: Whitney, Isabella, Emma, Harper, Ben, Kobe, Kole, JoJo, Kingston, Kainen, Lilly, Lincoln, Robert and Ashlee; by her great-great-grandchildren: Crimson, Kash, Paisley and Hadley; by her step-grandchildren: Kevin (Miranda) McBride, Charlie Griswold and Rosann Asbury; by her several step-great-grandchildren; and by her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, George L. and Della Frances (Ritchie) Morris; by her granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Van Norstran; by her great-grandson, Hunter Alan Robinson; by her sisters: Dorothy M. Rowlett and Naomi Carlton; and by her brothers: Oral D. Morris and George Mace Morris, Jr.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2nd, by Pastor Bill Madison, at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Women’s Giving Circle or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Margaret English

  Margaret A. (Sizemore) English, 87, of Holton, Indiana, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, surrounded by her family at her residence.

  She was born September 18th, 1934, in Hamilton County, Ohio, the daughter of Hansford and Beatrice Grills Sizemore.

  She married the love of her life, Clarence W. English, on September 3rd, 1954, and they were married until his passing in August of 2013.

  Margaret loved the Lord and placed Him first in her life. She was a loving person who had a big heart — always giving. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years and was a homemaker helping to raise many children. She loved to cook, garden and preserve food for her family. Before she was married she was a nanny to a Jewish family in Cincinnati and also worked at Kroger.

  She is survived by her daughters: Karen Reynolds and Wanda (Gerry) Burnett both of Holton, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Rachel (Eric) Grossman of Holton, Melanie Jo Reynolds of Holton, Gara (Shaun) Kreider of Cape Coral, Florida; and Derrick Reynolds of Greensburg, Indiana; by her great grandchildren: Jacob and fiancé Katherine Dunbar, Grace and Margaret Grossman of Holton; Keegan and Declan Kreider of Cape Coral, Florida; Alex Reynolds of Holton, and Ella Grace Reynolds of Greensburg, Indiana.

  She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Taylor of Rushville, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.

  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her five brothers: Charles, Leroy, Kenneth, Marvin and Carl Sizemore; by her two infant sisters; and by her son-in-law, David Reynolds.

  Visitation for family and friends was held on Sunday, May 22nd, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 23rd at the funeral home, with Margaret’s daughter Reverend Karen Reynolds officiating.

  Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery.

  Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Cemetery or the Dabney Baptist Church building fund in care of the funeral home.