Obituaries 06/04/20


Kenneth Greive, Sr.

  Kenneth Ray Greive, Sr., 79, passed away at 2:23 a.m. on Thursday, May 21st, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Kenny was born on the family farm along Laughery Creek near Aurora, Indiana, on February 23rd, 1941, the son of the late Margaret (Spencer) and Victor Greive, Sr. Kenny attended St. John Lutheran School, and was a 1959 graduate of Aurora High School.

  Kenny married Jackie (Christian) Greive on May 26th, 1961 at St. John Lutheran Church in Aurora, Indiana. Kenny and Jackie were married nearly 59 years until his passing.

  Kenny was a real estate agent and worked for several local agencies including: Dorrell Realty, Star One Realty and Lohmiller Real Estate. He also formerly owned a Gulf Station and worked for the Bruce Miller Oil Company.

  Kenny was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Aurora. Over the years he served as an Elder, Usher, and Trustee, and was a member of the Church Council and School Board.

  Kenny loved being outdoors and enjoyed gardening and fishing. He adored his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Kenny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

  Kenny is survived by his loving wife, Jackie Greive, of Aurora; by his two sons: Kenneth R. Greive, Jr., of Aurora and Mark Greive, of Aurora; by his seven grandchildren: Zachary Greive, Jacob Greive, Rebecca Olson, Elizabeth Greive, Seth Greive, and Philip and David Young; and by his great grandson, Ezekiel Olson. Kenneth is also survived by two sisters: Phyllis Nead, of Ormond Beach, Florida and  Peggy Klepper (Steve), of Holland, Ohio; by his three brothers: Victor Greive, Jr. (Joan), of Aurora, David Greive, of Aurora, and Donald Greive (Shirley), of Aurora; and by his sister-in-law, Rosemary Greive, of Burlington, Kentucky.

  Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Margaret Greive; by his grandson, Joseph Greive; by his brother, Jimmy Greive; and by his infant sister, Bonnie Greive.

  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 26th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Donald Olson officiating. Visitation was held prior to the beginning of the service on Tuesday, May 26th at the funeral home. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora.

  Memorial donations may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or St. John Lutheran School 222 Mechanic St. Aurora, IN, 47001.

Larry King

  Larry Thomas King, 78, Rising Sun, passed away at 8:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at Highpoint Health in  Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Larry was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky on August 15th, 1941, the son of the late Eloise (Rankin) Franklin and Stephen  King.

  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. While in service Larry earned the following commendations: Motor Veh Mech Badge w/Bar, Sharpshooter (Rifle), Sharpshooter (Rifle M-14) and Sharpshooter (SMG Cal .45), and he was also a member of Rising Sun American Legion Post #59.

  Larry was a truck driver and member of Teamsters Local #100. He drove for Ryder in Sharonville, Ohio and also for Kraft Foods in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Larry was true outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed golfing and was a fan of about any sport you could think of. Larry had a green thumb when it came to gardening, especially tomatoes, and did his own canning and pickling. Larry loved his family and spending time with his children and grandchildren is what he enjoyed most.

  Larry is survived by his two daughters: Shawnna Maria Short, of Henderson, Nevada and Rachel Renee King, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his three sons: Donald Jason King, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kevin Joshua King, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jordan Thomas King, of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his six grandchildren: Amanda Lynn, Gage Lee, Ava Marie, Ian Paul, Jaxon V.C. and Karlee Beth. He is also survived by his sister, Monnie Barnes, of Lexington, Kentucky; and his former wife, Mary Beth King, of Rising Sun.

  Larry was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Jerry King.

  Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 28th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with military honors by the Rising Sun American Legion. Friends were invited to call on the family prior to the beginning of services on Thursday, May 28th at the funeral home. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown, Kentucky.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion.

Patrick Monjar

  Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar, age 43 of Patriot, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020.

  Patrick was born on April 8th, 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Lawrence Joseph “Larry” and Ann Marie (Brady) Monjar. Pat was a 1995 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  He was employed as a bellman and a valet attendant for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana for 15 years. Pat was employed for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky for three years.

  Pat enjoyed drawing, music, crafts with his girls, and golf. He loved spending time with his family and friends but most of all time spent building memories with his daughters and their new puppy. He was a loving and devoted father, son, brother and uncle.

  Pat had a beautiful soul that shown through the moment you met him. He carried his heart on his sleeve. He was so caring and would be there for anyone that needed something no matter how big or small. Pat was easy to talk to and was always there to lend an ear. He didn’t know a stranger. Pat would never burden anyone with his own problems or even ask for help. He was laid-back and just wanted to make you smile. He enjoyed life and kept things simple.

  Pat was a child of God and prayed for those he loved.

  Pat will be lovingly remembered by his daughters: Rylee Hope Monjar, age 13, and Rowan Marie Monjar, age 6; by his parents: Lawrence Joseph “Larry” and Ann Marie (Brady) Monjar of Patriot; by his brother, Michael L. Turner and his wife, Melinda of Patriot; by his sister, Emily M. Roberts and her husband Ryan of Patriot; by his nieces and nephews: Courtney D. Tucker and her husband Chad of Madison, Mikayla S. Beckett and her husband Cody of Patriot, Alijah J. Hambrick and his companion, Kayla of Miamisburg, Ohio, Bryce M. Turner of Patriot, and Jace A. Hambrick of Patriot; by his great-niece and great-nephew: Indi and Wells Tucker of Madison; by his dear friend, Trina Poore of Sparta, Kentucky; and his several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Harley J. Monjar and Georgia M. (King) Monjar-Sexton; and by his maternal-grandparents: Thomas J. and Katherine A. (Hess) Brady.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, May 30th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 30th, following the time of visitation by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Patrick Joseph “Pat” Monjar Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Fred Smith

  “Uncle” Fred Roger Smith, 73, of Rising Sun, passed away on May 29th, 2020 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Fred was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 4th, 1947, the son of the late Ina Alma (Buster) Cromer and John A. Smith. Fred was a graduate of Norwood High School and received a BA in business from Olivet Nazarene College.

  Fred formerly worked as an insurance adjuster for several companies over the years, including the Crawford and CNA companies out of Cincinnati. Fred loved sharing a drink and spending time with his friends who were like family to him.

  Fred his survived by his two nieces: Kristin Smith Brown (Doug), of Florence, Kentucky and Holly E. Smith, of Erlanger, Kentucky; by his two nephews: John David Smith (Ginger Love), of Rising Sun and Jeffrey T. Smith, of Rising Sun; by his great and great great nieces and nephews; Matt Kinnett (Guillermina Amadeo Ercoli), Emily Thomas (Jordan), J.R. Smith, Eli Smith, Brooke Smith, Cody Smith and Christopher Thomas.

  Fred was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother Reuben John Smith.

  A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th at the funeral home.

  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Morgan ‘Steve’ Smith, Jr.

  Morgan U. “Steve” Smith, Jr., age 71, of Deputy, Indiana, died suddenly on Thursday, May 28th, 2020, at 7:02 p.m. at his residence.

  Steve entered this life on August 27th, 1948 in Jefferson County, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Morgan Uly, Sr., and Myrtle Louise Copeland Smith. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1966 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

  On March 9th, 1968 Steve was united in marriage to Inez Marie Fox in Madison. This union of 52 years was blessed with a daughter, Stephanie and a son, Chad.

  He worked early in life for Rotary Life in Madison, and then for his father-in-law at Fox Septic Service as a operator. He then owned and operated Steve’s Backhoe Service until he became disabled.

  Steve had attended the Milton Wesleyan Church and enjoyed fishing and bowling.

  Steve will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Inez Marie Fox Smith of Deputy, Indiana; by his son, Chad Smith and his wife Jackie of Deputy, Indiana; by his grandson, Joshua Lee Watterson and his wife Kimi; by his step-grandson, Tyler Bush; by his step-granddaughter, Kera Bishop; by his great grandson, Owen Worley; by his sisters: Penny Leach of Canaan, Indiana, Aggie Giesler and her husband Bobby of Washington, Indiana, and Wanda Ferrell of Benham, Indiana; by his brothers: Ronald Smith and his wife Brenda of Canaan, Indiana, Samuel Earl Smith and his wife Trudy of Versailles, Indiana, Donald Smith and his wife Rhonda of Madison, and Mike Smith of Canaan, Indiana; by his sisters-in-law: Connie Fox Beach and her husband Leslie of Hanover, Indiana and Donna Fox Snell and her husband Roger of Hanover, Indiana; by his uncle, Roy Smith of Canaan, Indiana; by his aunts: Florence Haskell of Vevay, and Frances Lucille Robbins of Madison; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Morgan Uley Smith, Sr., who died on February 26th, 1987, by his mother, Myrtle Louise Copeland Smith, who died on September 24th, 2019; by his daughter, Stephanie Lee Smith Watterson, who died on June 13th, 2016; by his sister, Brenda Smith, who died on June 7th, 1970; by his nephews: Larry Gene Wood, Jr., who died on December 15th, 2007 and Shawn Eric Wood, who died on July 20th, 1971; and his brother in law, Harry Leach, who died on August 16th, 2015.

  Steve’s wishes were to be cremated with no services to be held. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover are assisting the family at this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral centres.

Nicholas Woodruff

  Nicholas Lee Monroe Woodruff, 19, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, May 28th, 2020.

  Nicholas was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on August 25th, 2000, the son of Janey Hicks and Terry Woodruff. He grew up in the Aurora and Lawrenceburg communities and attended South Dearborn High School.

  He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, fishing, and especially loved playing with his kids.

  Nicholas is survived by his parents: Janey Hicks (Eric Moore) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Terry Woodruff of Aurora, Indiana; by his daughter, Novalynn Charlotte Elle Woodruff, and his son, Nicholas Lee Monroe Woodruff Jr.; by his sisters: Miranda Woodruff of Aurora, Indiana and Melissa Woodruff of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his brother, Nathaniel Woodruff, of Aurora, Indiana; by his three half sisters: Terry Lynn Fletcher of Aurora, Indiana; Nikita Woodruff of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Destiny Baker of Vevay; by his half brother, Travis Riley of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his great grandmother, Louella Davidson of West Harrison, Indiana; by his grandmother, Angie Alexander of Greendale, Indiana; by his grandfather, Jim Alexander of Harrison, Ohio; and by his uncle, Shawn Woodruff of Aurora, Indiana.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 2nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held following the time of visitation on Tuesday, June 2nd, at the funeral home. Internment was at the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.