Obituaries 06/18/20

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Judith Black

  Judith T. Black, 81, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Monday, June 8th, 2020 at Wesley Haven Villa in Pensacola.

  She was born in Vevay on January 13th, 1939 the daughter of Lewis and Talpha (Aldred) Truesdale, and was raised by her adopted parents: George and Roznita Oakley Lester.

  She was married to Harold Black on August 23rd, 1958, and he preceded her in death on March 8th, 2016.

  Judy was a 1957 graduate of Cross Plains High School. She had worked for 30 years at Shilitos in Cincinnati, but her main occupation was being a homemaker and mom. Judy enjoyed being a seamstress and loved to garden as well.

  Survivors include her son: Jeffery (Lori) Black of Cadiz, Kentucky; her two daughters: Debra (John) Weale of Columbus, Ohio and Teresa (Mike) Varner of Pensacola, Florida; and by her five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  Graveside services for Judy were held on Tuesday, June 16th at the Benham Cemetery in Ripley County, with Pastor Jerry Brooks of the Benham United Methodist Church officiating.

  Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Candy Gilb

  Candy R. (Campbell) Gilb, 53, of Rising Sun, passed away at her residence in the loving company of her family on Friday, June 12th.

  Candy was born in Hamilton, Ohio on January 19th, 1967, the daughter of Linda (Scherer) Campbell, of Fairfield, Ohio and the late John Campbell. She was a graduate of Fairfield High School.

  Candy was married to Chris Gilb on September 5th, 1998. Candy and Chris were married over 21 years until her passing.

  Candy worked as a Veterinary Technician at Moore Veterinary Clinic in Rising Sun. She was very active in the 4-H program for most of her life in both Ohio and Indiana. She was co-leader of the O3C 4-H Club for several years before starting the Backyard Critters 4-H Club. Candy had a loving and outgoing personality and rarely met a stranger. She loved the outdoors, taking vacations to the ocean, and was an animal lover.

  Candy had a special love for horses and shared that love with her family and many friends. Her legacy will live on through the love she had for her family and the impact she had on the lives of many of the area youth.

  Candy is survived by her husband, Chris Gilb of Rising Sun; by her two sons: Zander Gilb of Rising Sun and Gavin Gilb of Rising Sun; by her mother, Linda Campbell, of Fairfield, Ohio; and by her grandmother, Wilma Banks, of Fairfield, Ohio.

  Candy is also survived by her sister, Sandy Retherford (Mike) of Florence, Kentucky; by her nieces: Miranda Bacon (Tyler), of Miamitown, Ohio; Stacy Retherford, of Florence, Kentucky; and Miriah Retherford, of Florence, Kentucky; by her nephew, Cory Gilb of Batesville, Indiana; and by her aunts and a host of friends.

  A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18th at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio County 4-H Youth Advisory Board. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Nancy Landers

  Nancy Lee (Chester) Landers, age 68, of Vevay, passed away at 12:46 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th, 2020, at her residence.

  Nancy entered this life on April 13th, 1952 in Dayton, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Ernest Calvin and Mariam (Ray) Chester. She was raised in Dayton, Kentucky and graduated high school.

  Nancy was united in marriage to Ted Phillip Landers on June 16th, 1990 at the East Dayton Baptist Church in Dayton, Kentucky.

  Nancy drove for the Amish for several years for the families in Switzerland County and was a wonderful homemaker. She was a Kentucky Colonel and was a member of the Switzerland County Homemakers Club and in Boone County, Kentucky. She attended the New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise. Nancy enjoyed crocheting, crafts, camping, bird watching and flowers.

  Nancy will be missed by her husband, Ted Phillip Landers of Vevay; by her daughters: Amy Haas of Dayton, Kentucky and Elisabeth Dickman Cook and her husband, Alan of Stanton, Kentucky; by her grandchildren: Chris Haas, Garrick Haas and wife, Gabbie, Tyler Haas, Matt Haas, Jordan Haas, Brendan Haas, Daniel Luke Haas, Daniel Haas and girlfriend, Charisma Smith, Danielle Haas, Bailey Haas, Jewel Haas and Sophie Cook; by her step-grandchildren: Breanne Cook and Dakota Cook; by her great-grandchildren: Hope Haas, Eathen Haas, Dakota Haas and Marshals Haas; and by her sister, Susan Chester of Dayton, Kentucky.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Calvin and Mariam (Ray) Chester; by her son, Daniel Ernest Haas; and by her brother, Kevin Chester.

   Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, June 12th, at the Center Square Amish Church, 9954 Barker Road, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 15th, at the Hearne Funeral Home, 125 West College Avenue, Stanton, Kentucky, 40380. Interment followed in the Stonegate Cemetery in Stanton, Kentucky.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jesse Stuart Foundation, 4440 13th Street, Ashland, Kentucky, 41102; or donate online at www.jsfbooks.com.

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

Gary Klopp

  Gary Gene Klopp, 52, of Rising Sun, passed away on June 7th, 2020 — one day before his 53rd birthday.

  Gary was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on June 8th, 1967, the son of Gary Milton Klopp, Sr. of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and the late Daisy Mae (Hunt) Klopp.

  He grew up in a home full of sisters who spent their time trying to rough him up or love on him. Gary attended Rising Sun schools and was a 1986 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  He was employed at Proximo Distillers in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and was a union member of local 471. Gary loved riding his Harley and spoiling his dog “Nibbles”. When Gary was younger, he enjoyed fishing with his grandfather and now cherished the time he got to spend with his own son and grandchildren. Gary was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

  Gary is survived by his son, Zachary Klopp, of Rising Sun; by his grandchildren: Laney Sue and Logan; by his father, Gary M. Klopp, Sr. and stepmother Christine of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his five sisters: Evon Sue Bovard (Scharr) of Rising Sun, Cacinda “Cindee” Scott (Douglas) of Rising Sun, Lisa Turner of Rising Sun, Carla Schwab, of Rising Sun, and Merinda Klopp (Lester) of Florence, Kentucky; by his three brothers: Gary Klopp, Jr., of San Luis Obispo, California, Robert Klopp of Kentucky and Tyler Bailey (Natasha) of Hillsboro, Ohio; by his uncles: Bill Gridley and George Klopp; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 17th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 16th at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family to establish an educational fund for Gary’s grandchildren. 

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Little

  Elizabeth B. “Liz” (Chase) Little, age 72, of Florence, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, June 11th, 2020, at her residence.

  Liz entered this life on January 30th, 1948 in Florence, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase. She was raised in Florence, and was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School.
  Liz was united in marriage to William O. Little on May 20th, 1967 and this happy union was blessed with a son, Keith. Liz and William shared nearly 21 years of marriage together until he passed away on December 1st, 1988.

  Liz was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for several years. She was also employed as a dealer for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence for 13 years. Liz loved animals and supported the Swiss Family and Friends program where she fostered animals for two years. Liz also enjoyed helping others and sponsored many children in the Angel Tree program. Spending time with her family was her favorite thing to do especially with her grandchildren, Brittanie and Brandon and her great-grandson, Mason. She was looking forward to meeting her new great-grandson, Breyer.

  Liz also enjoyed doing yard work and attending family reunions and the annual family Easter egg hunt. Liz will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

  Liz will be lovingly remembered by her son, Keith Little and his wife Jean of Florence, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Brittanie Little of Madison and Brandon Little of Florence; by her great-grandchildren: Mason Oakley Little and Breyer Oakley Little; by her brother, Clarence “Buster” Chase, Jr. and his wife Norma of Vevay; by her several nieces and nephews; and by her sisters-in-law: Doris Chase of Florence and Helen Richards of Martinsville, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase; by her husband, William O. Little; by her sisters: Leo “Ike” Chase, Viola “Sis” Gregory, Cora Wilson, Geraldine Peters, Ruth Romans, Beulah Ann “Bootie” Thornton and Betty Raisor; by her brothers: Donald Lee Chase and Paul Vernon Chase; and by her niece, Lorri Lee Sullivan.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 16th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Friends were invited to call on the family prior to the beginning of the service on Tuesday, June 16th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Floyd Thieman

  Floyd H. Thieman, 88, of Bear Creek Road in Switzerland County, south of Cross Plains, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

  He was born on the farm where he lived his entire life on January 15th, 1932, the son of Ervin and Marie Torwelle Thieman.

  Floyd was a 1950 graduate of Cross Plains High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a Corporal with the 38th Infantry Regiment. For service to his country Floyd was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Combat-Infantry Badge, and the Good Conduct Medal. Floyd was discharged from the service on November 30th, 1954 and in civilian life he was a former employee of Seagrams, the Indiana State Highway Department, and had driven a school bus for the Switzerland County Schools.

  Even with his other occupations, Floyd was always a farmer at heart. He loved tending his farm and especially baling hay, and he was also an avid fan and follower of the Cincinnati Reds.

  Floyd was a lifelong member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Dewberry and was also a member of the Brown Township American Legion.

  Survivors include his sister-in-law: Audrey Thieman of Cross Plains; his nephews: David Thieman of Cross Plains and Gary Everhart of Indianapolis; his nieces Diana Harned of Louisville, Kentucky, Becky Cutter of Versailles, Kathy Harland of Dallas, Texas, Tammy Myers of Greenfield, Indiana, and Debbie Davis and Janet Everhart both of Morristown, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brothers: Orville and Leo Thieman.

  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 13th at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Benjamin Lornez officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Brown Township American Legion. Visitation was also held at the church on Saturday, June 13th, prior to the beginning of the services.

  Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.

‘Bernie’ Wallick

  William Bernard “Bernie” Wallick, 73, passed away on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020.

  Bernie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 20th, 1946, the son of the late Catheryn M. (Frazier) and Russell D. Wallick. Bernie grew up in Ohio County and attended Rising Sun High School.

  Bernie served his country in the Army Reserve and was a member of the Church of Christ. He retired from Argosy Casino where he worked in security.

  Bernie loved his community and served it any way he could. He was former Ohio County Civil Defense Director, an Ohio County Special Deputy, former Ohio County Dispatcher and member of the Rising Sun Fire Department.

  Bernie enjoyed many hobbies and interests. He loved trains and was a member of The Conductors of Southeastern Indiana Model Train Association. He also enjoyed making models of semi trucks and monster trucks. Bernie pulled trucks with his friend Rodney Hannah and liked taking tractor rides with Adam Fox. He was a big ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ fan.

  Spending time with his family, visiting and playing cards was one of his favorite things to do. Bernie always had a kind word to say and brought a smile to everyone’s face that knew him. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

  Bernie is survived by two sisters: Bonita Adams (Butch) of Aurora, Indiana and  Ginger Bailey (Steve) of Rising Sun. He is also survived by his niece, Kaitlyn Bailey of Rising Sun; and by his nephew, Matthew Adams of Madison.

  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 13th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Davon Huss officiating. Visitation was held prior to the beginning of the service on Saturday, June 13th at the funeral home. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Fire Department, Ohio County Rescue Unit or charity of choice.

Jerry Wickey

  Jerry R. Wickey, age 61, of Canaan, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Jerry entered this life on June 18th, 1958 in Berne, Indiana. He was the son of Jacob J. and Rosina R. “Rosie” (Schwartz) Wickey. He was raised in Berne, Indiana and had resided in the Pleasant, Bennington and Canaan communities since 1988.

  Jerry received his education and was of the Old Order Amish faith. He was lovingly cared for by his family until his death.

  Jerry is survived by his mother, Rosina R. “Rosie” (Schwartz) Wickey of Bennington; by his brothers: Reuben Wickey and his wife Emma of Bennington, Andy Wickey and his wife Ruth of Canaan, Indiana, Jacob Wickey and his wife Katie of Owingsville, Kentucky, Amos Wickey of Bennington, Harvey Wickey and his wife Esther of Cross Plains, Indiana, Eli Wickey and his wife Clara of Cross Plains, Indiana, Rudy Wickey and his wife Emma of Canaan, Indiana, and Simon Wickey and his wife Rachel of Bennington; by his sister, Mattie Wickey of Bennington; and his numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob J. Wickey; by his sisters: Emma Wickey, Mary J. Wickey, Ruth Schwartz, and Elizabeth J. “Lizzie” Wickey; by his nephews, Ben K. Wickey and Amos Schwartz; by his niece, Rebecca Schwartz; and numerous aunts and uncles. 

  Services will be held at Rudy Wickey’s Residence, 15222 State Road 129, Canaan, Indiana, 47224.

  Interment will follow in the Old Order Amish Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana.

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