Obituaries 06/23/2022


Robert ‘Bobby’ Leap

  Robert Leon “Bobby” Leap, age 73, of Mt. Sterling, Indiana, passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Monday, June 13th, 2022 at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Bobby was always a giving man. Even in death he showed God’s love for others by donating his organs and tissue to ones in need. Bobby will be deeply missed by his family, his friends and his community.

  Bobby entered this life on August 13th, 1948 in Vevay. He was the loving son of the late Leon Thomas “Jimmy” and Norma Lee (Spencer) Leap. Bobby was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1969 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Bobby was inducted into the United States Navy on May 29th, 1969 in Connersville, Indiana. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman Apprentice on March 18th, 1975.

  Bobby was united in marriage on March 3rd, 1973 to Barbara Ann Carpenter at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. This happy union of 49 years was blessed with two daughters, Stephanie and Jill.

  Bobby was employed as a machinist for Reliance Electric in Madison from 1968-2007. He was currently employed since 2008 for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana as a security officer. Bobby enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.

  He was a life member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. He was a former deacon and member of the New Life Fellowship in Vevay.

  Bobby’s life will be cherished by his loving wife, Barbara Ann (Carpenter) Leap of Mt. Sterling; by his daughters: Stephanie Furnish and her husband Raymond of Mt. Sterling and Jill Scranton and her husband Darian of Bennington; by his grandchildren: Nathan and Ally Furnish and Isabella Scranton; by his brothers: Randy Leap and his wife Lisa of Vevay and Eric Leap and his wife Aleasa of Gaston, South Carolina; by his sisters: Gloria Leap of Versailles, Indiana and Sharon Thomas and her husband Marty of Choctaw, Oklahoma; by his aunt, Betty Hargrove and her husband Bud of Vevay; by his several nieces, nephews and cousins; by his father-in-law, William “Bill” Carpenter of Milan, Indiana; and by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bill and Linda Carpenter of Mt. Sterling Jeff Carpenter of Vevay, Cynthia and Morris Hysell of Lexington, Indiana, Debbie and Galen Rayls of Vevay and Sandra and Rick Andrew of Elrod, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Leon Thomas “Jimmy” Leap, who died on December 1st, 1997 and Norma Lee (Spencer) Leap, who died on August 26th, 2012; by his maternal-grandparents: Ulysses Simpson Spencer, who died on October 2nd, 1938 and Bessie B. (McFarland) Spencer, who died on March 22nd, 1947; by his paternal-grandparents: Casper A. Leap, who died on April 18th, 1962 and Della Mae (Thomas) Leap, who died on March 30th, 1976; by his niece, Galena Lynn Rayls, who died on March 23rd, 1989; and by his mother-in-law, Lucille (Centers) Carpenter, who died on September 10th, 2001.

  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 20th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services was conducted on Tuesday, June 21st, at the funeral home.

  Interment and full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund or Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Larry Peters

  Larry Gene Peters, age 80, of Pleasant, Indiana, passed away at 9:36 a.m. on Thursday, June 16th, 2022, at his residence.

  Larry entered this life on July 13th, 1941 in Vevay. He was raised in Switzerland County and was the son of the late Dale A. and Ida Margaret (Riley) Peters. Larry attended school in the Switzerland County area.

  On November 4th, 1967, Larry was united in marriage to Carolyn J. “Connie Jo” Poling in Patriot.

  Larry was formerly employed for Alton Box Factory as a die press operator for 14 years. He was a self-employed carpenter for eight years and worked for Grote Manufacturing in the press department for five years. In 1991, he was employed for Aurora Casket Company in the shipping department and retired on July 11th, 2008.

  Larry and Connie Jo lovingly cared for 58 children for several years in their home. Larry was a former member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant.

  Larry will be missed by Ashley Brinson and her family of Cross Plains, Indiana, who was like a daughter to him; by his sisters: Carolyn Sue Morgan of Vevay and Patricia M. “Pat” Brandon of Aurora, Indiana; by his nephew and niece whom he babysat, David Couch and Tanya Lee Mitchell; by his sister-in-law, Crystal Mae (Voris) Peters of Vevay; and by his other nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale A. Peters, who died on May 19th, 1991 and Ida Margaret (Riley) Peters, who died on April 2nd, 2002; by his wife, Carolyn J. “Connie Jo” (Poling) Peters, who died on March 2nd, 2008; by his brothers: Raymond Lee Peters, who died on July 5th, 2016, Bobby Joe Peters, who died on March 7th, 2017 and Dale Vernon Peters, who died on August 26th, 2017; by his sisters-in-law: Rita L. Peters and Linda Peters; by his brothers-in-law: Gary Brandon, Melvin Scudder and Robert Morgan; and by his niece, Cheryl Lynn Cunningham, who died on July 16th, 2011.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 22nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, June 22nd, with Brother Hobert Byrd officiating, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Stephen White

  Stephen Randall White, 71, of Rising Sun passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022.

  Steve was born on January 23rd, 1951, the son of Clayton and Anna Mae White who precede him.

  Steve worked for the Aurora Casket Company, retiring in 2016 after 40 plus years of employment. Prior to that he worked for Pinkerton Security.

  In November of 1977, he married Sherry Ann White, who survives him. Together they made their residence in Rising Sun, spending 44 years together raising three boys;: Eric, Chris, and Craig — all of Rising Sun.

  Steve was an animal lover, enjoyed watching the birds, playing with their many dogs and cats while living in the country, enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends, watching the Bengals, trips to Gatlinburg, and most of all, he loved to get together and play cards. He enjoyed time spent with his family, grandchildren and great grandson.

  Steve is survived by his wife, Sherry; by his sons: Eric (Shannon) White, Chris (Jessica) Whitham and Craig Whitham; by his sister-Martha Dunning; by his sister and brother-in-law, Terrie (Tim) Adams; by his grandchildren: Emily (Kevin) Adams, Gracie White, Zoe Whitham, and Asher Whitham; by his great-grandson, Ryker Adams; by his nephews: Tim (Julie) Dunning, Phil (Darlene) White and Paul (Debbie) White; by his nieces: Laurie (Ken) McKittrick, Tammy (John) Becker, Angel (Brian) Emerson, Amy Smith and Amy Adams. He is also survived by cousins, and many great nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his brother and sister-in-law, Philip and Vera White, and by his brother-in-law, Ed Dunning.

  A public visitation was held on Friday, June 17th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 18th, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Burial followed at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Loving Hearts Hospice.