Obituaries 06/20/2019


Alma Boldery

  Alma Loretta Johnson Boldery, age 74, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, at 9:15 p.m. at her home with her beloved husband and family at her side.

  Alma entered this life on May 18th, 1945, in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late William Goebel and Rotha Cull Johnson.

  She was raised and resided in Jefferson County until she was united in marriage to Gayle Kenneth Boldery on June 23rd, 1961 in Madison. This happy union of 58 years was blessed with three children: Kenneth Gayle, Loretta and Dave.

  Alma worked for the U.S. Shoe Company in Vevay and retired as a repairer after 25 years of service. She then began working for the Trimble County Elementary School as a cook for eight years. Her years spent at the elementary school and being with the kids were part of her favorite years of work. While working she was a full-time homemaker, devoted wife, loving mother and adoring grandmother.

  Alma was a member of Milton Baptist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday School for 32 years. Alma loved socializing with people, cooking, squirrel watching and crocheting, especially baby blankets. She adored her grandchildren and loved to spend time with them. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. Going to the Smokey Mountains and making memories brought much joy to Alma and her family.

  Alma fought a courageous battle for the past years but this time her Lord and Savior gave her a mountain that she could not climb.

  Alma will be missed by her loving husband, Gayle Kenneth Boldery of Milton, Kentucky; by her loving sons: Kenneth Gayle Boldery and his wife Becky of Freemont, Ohio, and Dave Boldery of Verona, Kentucky; by her loving daughter, Loretta Massie and her husband Mike of Milton, Kentucky; by her loving grandchildren: Elizabeth, Emily, Rachel, Eric, Chad, Ryan, Nicholas, Isaac and Kael; by her adoring great grandchildren: Matthew, Brooks, Luke and Owen; by her step grandchildren: Ronald, Angel, Joey and Carlos; by her step great grandchildren: Destiny and Warren; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, William Goebel Johnson; by her mother, Rotha Cull Johnson; by her brothers: Goebel, Deward, Dale, Bernard “Bumper”, Bobby, Dickie, Tilford, and Aldred; and by her sisters: Rotha Catherine, Wanda, Mona, Freda and Zelda.

  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, June 16th, by Dr. Jim Shaw at the Milton Baptist Church, 10076 Hwy 421 in Milton, Kentucky. Interment followed in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Saturday, June 15th and also prior to the time of the service on Sunday, June 16th at Milton Baptist Church.

  Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is serving the family at this difficult time.

Patsy F. Holdsworth

Patsy F. Holdsworth, 74, of Versailles passed away at 9:45pm, Monday, June 17, 2019 at Aspen Place in Greensburg. She was born in Richmond, Kentucky on October 6, 1944 the daughter of Hosea and Thelma Scott Wilson. She was married to Gary Holdsworth on April 9, 1966 and her husband of 53 years survives. Other survivors include two sons Scott (Kara) Holdsworth of Greensburg, and Brian (Stacy) Holdsworth of Zionsville; four grandchildren Jocelyn, Braden, Macy, and Chancey Holdsworth; one step-grandson Brandon (Lindsey) Seabolt of Versailles; three step-great-grandchildren Addison, Kamryn, and Cooper Seabolt. She was preceded in death by her son Barry Holdsworth, her parents, and her brother Keith Wilson. Mrs. Holdsworth was a 1962 graduate of the Owsley County High School in Booneville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelors degree in music education in 1966 from Eastern Kentucky University and in 1968 received her Masters degree in music education from Eastern Kentucky. Mrs. Holdsworth began her teaching career in 1966 teaching music at the Grant County (Ky.) Elementary School. In 1967 she and Mr. Holdsworth moved to Versailles and embarked on a music teaching career at South Ripley that spanned over 30 years. Whether at home, church, or school, she and Gary were always a team. In her early years at South Ripley she taught music to all 12 grades and also taught English. Upon her retirement in 1999 she continued to share her gift of music sub teaching at Jennings County, Milan, South Decatur, and also returning to South Ripley. One of her proudest accomplishments at South Ripley was establishing the Young Confederates, a singing group which recently celebrated 50 years. Mrs. Holdsworth was named Teacher of the Year on two different occasions during her tenure at South Ripley. Mrs. Holdsworth was a 52 year member of the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles where she served as pianist and also in several other capacities, including serving as state president of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the Ripley County Retired Teachers Association, Tri-Kappa, and Delta Kappa Gamma, a national teacher’s sorority who named her their Statewide Woman of the Year in 2018. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at 10am at the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles with Lay Speaker Paula Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be on Friday from 3pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 9am until time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Holdsworth Music Scholarship or the Indiana Chapter of the ALS Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Doreen Taylor

  Doreen (Thomas) Rogers Taylor, age 63, of Vevay, passed away at 4:19 p.m. on Friday, June 14th, 2019, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Doreen entered this life on March 19th, 1956 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of Vernon Ellis and Jean (Ritch) Thomas. She was raised near Florence, Indiana, where she attended school.

  Doreen was united in marriage on July 7th, 1973 to the late Charles Daniel “Butch” Rogers, Sr. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Paula Jean and a son, Charles Daniel “Chuck.”

  Doreen was later united in marriage on August 20th, 2003, at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, to John Curtis Taylor. This blended family was blessed with two daughters, Nickie and Bessie.

  She was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory for one year and Randall’s Textron in Vevay. Doreen was also employed for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky and Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise for one year. Doreen was later employed as a guard for Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Kentucky for two years and for Belterra Casino & Resort as a guard and dispatcher from 1999-2013.

  She enjoyed watching movies, especially Westerns, and resided in Switzerland County all of her life. Doreen attended Spring Branch Baptist Church. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

  Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her husband, John Curtis Taylor of Vevay; by her daughter, Paula Jean Bovard and her husband Larry of Florence, Indiana; by her son, Charles Daniel “Chuck” Rogers, Jr. and his wife Tracy of Florence, Indiana; by her mother, Jean (Ritch) Thomas of Florence, Indiana; by her step-daughters: Nickie Kersey and her husband Joe of Cincinnati, Ohio and Bessie Boyd and her husband Bill of Milan, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Kelby Rogers, Brayden Rogers and Collin Bovard; by her step-grandchildren: Joey, Shy, Trey, Irene, Sara (Chad), Hunter and Hailey; by her step-great-grandchild, Bowen; by her brother, Larry Gene Thomas, Sr. and his wife Donna of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her uncle, Ralph Ritch of Tupelo, Mississippi; by her aunt, Ann Lee of Fairview; by her nieces: Debbie Johns and her husband Todd and Dora Henry and her husband Scott; and her nephews: Larry Thomas, Jr. and his wife Shona and Aaron Thomas and his wife Tiffany.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Ellis Thomas, who died on July 27th, 1992; and her first husband, Charles Daniel “Butch” Rogers, Sr., who died on August 20th, 2000.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, June 19th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, June 18th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to American Liver Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Virginia ‘Jenny’ Turner

  Virginia Louise “Jenny” (Bailey) Turner, age 85, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Jenny entered this life on December 13th, 1933 in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of the late Alfred and Lula Ellen (Beach) Bailey.

  Jenny was united in marriage on September 2nd, 1966, in Vevay, to Larry Gene Turner. Jenny and Larry shared nearly 53 years of marriage together until her death.

  She was employed as a machine operator for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for 44 years. Jenny was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary.

  She resided in Florence most all of her life and was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed gardening.

  Jenny is survived by her husband. Larry Gene Turner of Florence; by her daughters: Shelby Armstrong of Corydon, Indiana and Sue and Gary Brooks of Madison; by her son, John and Rita Jones of Quercus Grove; by her grandchildren: Stephanie, Amanda, Jimmy, Jeremy, Ryan, Cheyenne, Timmy, Mindy, Brittany, Breanna, Jessica and Shannon; by her great-grandchildren: Robbie, Courtney, Ella, Alec, Austin and Brooklyn; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Alfred and Lula Ellen (Beach) Bailey; by her son, Jerry Wayne Jones; by her brothers: Woodford and Leland Bailey; and by her sisters, Pansy Bradon, Thelma Elza and Mary Freeman.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, June 15th, prior to the beginning of the funeral service at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 15th, 2019, by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or the VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Harry ‘Tuffy’ Walker

  Harry ‘Tuffy’ Supply Walker went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, surrounded by his family at his farm in Switzerland County.

  Tuffy was born on September 1st, 1935, the only child to Favre and Mildred (Boon) Walker. As a child, Tuffy enjoyed farming, fishing, and playing basketball. He met the love of his life, Freda Laverne Poling, and the two would be wed on June 1st, 1958. The honeymoon was shortened as he was called to serve his country on June 3rd, 1958. Tuffy and Freda would spend their first two years as man and wife stationed in Germany. Tuffy was honorably discharged after two years, and he then came home to establish his family, farm, and 45 year career at Seagrams.

  Tuffy and Freda’s marriage would be blessed by three children; Debbie, Leon, and Kim. Their children would be raised on the present day family farm. Tuffy would enjoy raising cattle, tobacco, bountiful gardens, hay, corn, and soybeans. Tuffy’s passion for farming would be passed down to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren through active participation in the Switzerland County 4-H program. For as long as Tuffy was able, he was a staple at tag-ins, check-ins, livestock shows, and auctions. Tuffy was an engaged member of his community. His desire to help his neighbor would lead to the establishment of the Posey Fire House in 1972 and the growth of the local food pantry.

  Tuffy was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Quercus Grove.

  Tuffy will be deeply missed by his wife Freda (Poling) Walker; by his children: Deborah Sue Walker, Harry Leon (Andrea) Walker, and Kimberly Ann (Randy) Jones; by his grandchildren: Apriel (Allan) Cook, Carrie (Brian) Johns, Megan (Caleb) Hall, Jason (Cassie) Walker, Chad (Kelly) Jones, Jace Lieland, Alec Walker, and Jessilyn Walker; by his great grandchildren: Allison, Kyleigh, Jadyn, Austin, Grant, Cameryn, Kendall, Rilyn, and Madilyn.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Favre and Mildred Walker.

  Visitation was held on Friday, June 14th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 15th at the funeral home with Pastor Laura McDonald officiating. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church or the Posey Township Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Orville Weaver

  Orville D. Weaver, 99, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Thursday June 13th, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  He was born on October 14th, 1919 in Ohio County, Indiana, and was the son of the late Rolla B Weaver and Florence (Waller) Weaver.

  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, confirmed in 1944. Orville was very active at church, he was a St. John School Board Member, a trustee and an Elder.  He was a member of the  Dearborn County Precinct Committee for 20 years, joining in 1980. Orville was also the Treasurer for Hogan Water Board  for 28 years, and a Hogan Township Trustee for 20 years. He always helped with 4-H.

  Orville farmed all of his life, starting with the Weaver family farm. He then continued on with his own farm, and dairy farming occupied a lot of his time. The Hogan Valley neighbors were a tight knit group, he often cleaned driveways during snow storms, and they all checked in on one another and helped whenever needed. His faith, family, friends and neighbors were very important to him. Orville left a legacy of respect, dignity, fairness and a positive attitude in all situations that he faced. He influenced a vast number of people throughout his many years of community service, to both young and old alike. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  Orville is survived by his children: Rebecca “Becki” (Pete) Nocks of Aurora, Dana Weaver of Urbana, Illinois, and Darrell (Beth) Weaver of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Kim (Mark) Swanson, Neil (Patti) Weaver, Amanda (Britton) Blair, Adam (Allison) Weaver, Matt (Luciana) Nocks, Andrea (Duane) Bowman, Nick (Chelsea) Weaver, Tim Weaver, Greg Weaver, Sarah (Nathan) Brooks, and Dale (Corrie) Weaver; by his 17 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Ellen (Huxsoll) Weaver; by sons Phillip and Murl Weaver; and by his brother, Gene Weaver.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, June 18th, at the St. John Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic St., Aurora, Indiana. Services were held following the time of visitation at the church with Pastor Edward Davis officiating.

  Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 19th, at the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Aurora.

  Contributions may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church or Dearborn or Ohio County 4-H . Rullman-Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Robert Horton

  Robert Lee Horton, 92, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at The Waters of Rising Sun. Robert was born in Canaan, IN on April 6, 1927, a son of the late Mary Ethel (Lanham) and Edward  Horton. Bob grew up in Switzerland County and attended school in Pleasant. Bob proudly served his country in the US Navy during WW II, serving on the USS Broadwater and the USS Black Hawk. While in service, Bob received the WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. 

  Bob married Melba Gullion Horton in November of 1944 and to this union three children were born: Elmer, Tillie and Roberta. Bob and Melba were married over 50 years until her passing in 2000. Bob worked several years for the Indiana State Highway Department and the Ohio County Highway Department. Bob also farmed for many years. He was a faithful Christian and member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. Bob was also a lifetime member of the Rising Sun American Legion.  

  Robert is  survived by two daughters, Tillie Courtney (Carl), of Rising Sun, IN and Roberta Rowlett (Stephen), of Madison, IN; by daughter-in-law Nancy Horton, of Rising Sun, IN; by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Robert is also survived by a sister, Nellie Taylor, of Sellersburg, IN and a brother, Ned Horton, of Henryville, IN. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, by his first wife Melba Horton, by his second wife Maxine Horton, by his son Elmer Horton, by a brother Joe Horton, by his sisters Betty O’Brien, Gertrude Reuter and Goldie Walker. 

  Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, June 20th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-8 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. Cards are available at the funeral home.