Obituaries 07/09/2020


Edwina ‘Winnie’ Embry

  Edwina “Winnie” (Woolums) Embry, age 78, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 12:56 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, at her residence.

  She entered this life on June 28th, 1942 in Owen County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Orman and Mary Blanche (Hopper) Woolums. Winnie was raised in Vevay, where she attended Switzerland County High School.

  Winnie was united in marriage on June 13th, 1986 in Jefferson County, Kentucky to Harold J. Embry. Winnie and Harold shared over 34 years of marriage together until her death.

  Winnie was employed as a security guard and receptionist for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence for several years. She owned and operated with her husband the restaurant at the VFW Post #1969 in Madison for four years.

  Winnie was a member of the Center Square Church of Christ in Center Square. She enjoyed attending yard sales, fishing, sleeping and gambling.

  Winnie will be deeply missed by her husband, Harold J. Embry of Florence, Indiana; by her daughter, Wendi Jo Staudenheimer and her husband Ed of Carrollton, Kentucky; by her son, Charles E. Harvey, Jr. and his wife Heather Jo of Loretto, Kentucky; by her grandchildren: Krista Castle, Jessica Richards, Tyler Harvey, Andrew Harvey, Cole Harvey, Alec Castle, Dylan Castle, Logan Joseph, Mason Castle, Jacob Edwards, Christopher Lee, Erica Fritz and Lexie Castle; by her great-grandchildren: Braeden, Stanley, Dion, Owen, Isabella, Jaxton, Dalton and Jacob; by her brother, Rick Woolums and his wife Kathy of Vevay; by her sister, Roberta Scudder of Vevay; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Orman Woolums, who died on January 28th, 1988, and Mary Blanche (Hopper) Woolums, who died on November 25th, 2003; by her son, Christopher Joseph Castle, who died on October 11th, 2015; and by her sister, Anna Mae Works-Furnish, who died on July 5th, 2014.

   Private family services are being held. Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.

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

  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Richard ‘Rick’ Green

  Richard Lee “Rick” Green, age 68, of Vevay, passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Rick entered this life on March 31st, 1952 in Shelbyville, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Arthur “Buddy” and Olive Frances (Baatz) Green.

  Rick was inducted into the United States Navy and was honorably discharged.

  He was united in marriage on December 25th, 2005 in Gallatin County, Kentucky to the late Donna Mae Arthur. Rick and Donna shared nearly 12 years of marriage together until she passed away on May 16th, 2017.

  Rick owned and operated Green’s Construction in Switzerland County for 20 years. He resided in the Glencoe, Kentucky community for 10 years, but spent most of his life in the Switzerland County community.

  He was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. He was also a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and a life member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Rick enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting pool, computers and the outdoors.

  Rick will be remembered by his son, Shawn Green of Commiskey, Indiana; by his step daughters: Mariah Cunningham and her companion Jason McCulley of Gallatin County, Kentucky and Jessica Jones and her husband Brian of Gallatin County, Kentucky; by his step-son, Jeffrey Cunningham of Shelbyville, Kentucky; by his grandchildren: Blake Green and Nicholas Smallwood; by his nine step-grandchildren; by his brother, Larry Green and his wife Frances of Madison; by his brother-in-law, Jim Burton of Moorefield; and by his several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Arthur “Buddy” Green, who died on August 23rd, 2011 and Olive Frances Green, who died on August 11th, 2005; by his sister, Kathy Sue (Green) Burton, who died on March 8th, 2019; and by his step-son, Randy Cunningham, who died on July 11th, 2010.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, July 7th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 7th, by Rev. Mike Sawalich at the funeral home.

  Interment and full military rites was conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison.

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

Robert Hatchett

  Robert Drew Hatchett, 74, of Texas, formerly of Vevay, passed away on July 3rd, 2020.

  He was born on August 15th, 1945, in Staten Island, New York, the son of  Arthur Lawrence Hatchett and Edith Angen Hatchett. He grew up in Columbia, Connecticut and went to earn his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida.

  From there, he went on to serve in the U.S. Navy for six years.

  In 1975 he met the love of his life, Ann Avalos. They married in 1979, and had their only child, Jennifer, in 1982. In 1989, they adopted their granddaughter, Stephanie Marie Aleman.

  Bob worked for United Telephone for 25 years. He was a member of the Communication Workers of America Union and once served as its local president. He was an avid photographer and built a darkroom addition onto his house in Aurora.

  After moving to Vevay, he played baseball and spent his time working out. He then retired to Texas in 2014. He enjoyed his time by playing on his computer and watching ‘Family Feud’.

  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ann; by his daughter, Jennifer; by his granddaughter, Stephanie; by his two step-daughters: Ann and Josie; and by multiple nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Affordable Burial & Cremation Service of Killeen, Texas, is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Tina Helton

  Tina Helton, 40, of Milan, passed away on Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at the residence of her mother and stepfather in Sunman, Indiana, with family by her side.

  Tina was born on November 6th, 1979 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of Joyce Minges Dobson and the late Russel Guy. Tina was a 1998 graduate of Milan High School.

  She married Derek Helton on September 2nd, 2006 and he survives.

  She worked for Lykins Energy Solutions, Kelly’s Oil, and the Milan Post Office. She was a baseball, football, and basketball “Mom”, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

  Tina is survived by her husband, Derek; by her children: Justin, Savannah, and Jacob, all of Milan; by her mother Joyce (David) Dobson of Sunman, Indiana; by her sisters: Richelle (Alvin) Davidson of Batesville, Indiana and Ellie Wheelden of Greendale, Indiana; by her brother Russel (Laura) Guy Jr. of Milan, Indiana; by her sister-in-law Sarah Deskins of Greenfield, Indiana; and by her mother-in-law, Rhonda Helton of Greenfield, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her father Russel Guy; by her stepfather Charles Kallendorf; and by her father-in-law, Glen Helton.

  Family and friends were invited to gather to share and remember Tina on Wednesday, July 8th, at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan, with Pastor Harris Long having a prayer as a part of the remembrance.

  Memorials may be given in honor of Tina to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Melanie Lanier

  Melanie Lanier, 62, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away on June 20th, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.

  She was born on May 23rd, 1958 in Orange, California, the daughter of the late Ernie and Marjorie Ridgon.

  She went on to obtain an associate’s degree from the Golden West College and was employed as a payroll supervisor.

  “Mel” and Chris were married on October 4th, 1980 and enjoyed almost 40 years of marriage together. They did not have any children but filled their lives by caring for rescue dogs of many different breeds and the animals were dearly loved.

  Melanie and Chris worked and lived most of their lives in Huntington Beach, California. They owned a home in a wonderful neighborhood filled with many close friends and family. From there, the couple moved to Dillsboro, Indiana, in the Bear Branch area, where they also made many more great friends, such as Melanie’s duo, Pam and Tracy. No matter where they were, Melanie and Chris always enjoyed their life together. She was such a fighter during her illness and will forever be missed and remembered for being a truly amazing person. Melanie was a sweet, kind, caring, and loving woman.

  In addition to her husband Chris Lanier of Dillsboro, Indiana, Melanie is survived by her brother: Eddie (Joan) Rigdon of California; by her brother-in-law Richard C. Lanier of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her sisters: Renee Rigdon of California, Norma (Tom) Winters of Arizona, and Arlene Moorhead of Oregon; by her uncle and aunt: Ron and Marilyn Lanier of Huntington Beach, California; by her nieces Tammy and Debra; as well as her nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.

  In addition to her parents, Melanie was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Skip Moorhead.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Thelma Osborn

  Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn, age 67, of Vevay, passed away at 11:47 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Thelma entered this life on April 10th, 1953 at the family home in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was one of 17 children born to the late Lue and Arnie (Caudill) Roark. She was raised in Vevay, where she attended Switzerland County High School.

  Thelma was united in marriage on September 13th, 1970 in Sunman, Indiana to Baxter Osborn, Sr., and from this union they were blessed with three sons: Baxter, Jr., Neal and Steven. Thelma and Baxter shared nearly 50 years of marriage together until her death.

  Thelma was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory plants in Vevay, Osgood and Madison, retiring after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana.

  Thelma was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She treasured her boys and grandbabies and embraced every moment with them. Thelma was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She especially loved her role as Mamaw. Thelma enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels outside her window, playing cards and sewing. She also enjoyed going to bingo and, as it seemed, she was the only one walking away a winner!

  Thelma also loved girl’s night with her sisters where they would play cards, reminisce and enjoyed one another’s cooking. Thelma leaves an emptiness in the hearts of her family and friends that will never be filled.

  Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Baxter Osborn, Sr. of Vevay; by her sons: Neal Osborn and his wife Lisa of Vevay and Steven Osborn and his wife Brittany of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Jessica Shackleford and her husband Steven, Ashley Marcum and her husband John, Brooklyn Osborn, Rivers Osborn and David Carter; by her great-grandchildren: Abby Shackleford and Brayden and Kylie Marcum; by her brothers; Harley Roark and his wife Mildred of Holton, Indiana, James Roark and his wife Dana of Holton, Indiana, John Roark and his wife Linda of Madison, Joe Roark and his wife Debbie of Osgood, Indiana, and Mark Roark and his wife Teresa of Linefork, Kentucky; by her sisters: Bonnie Kieffer and her husband Bo of Osgood, Indiana, Bonita Halcomb of Linefork, Kentucky, Tina Wingate and her husband Jim of Canaan, Indiana, and Martha Hammons of Canaan, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Lue Roark, who died on November 14th, 1978 and Arnie (Caudill) Roark, who died on May 26th, 1959; by her step-mother, Minnie Roark, who died on February 4th, 1983; by her son, Baxter Osborn, Jr., who died on January 1st, 1972; by her brother, Charles A. Roark, who died on January 4th, 1938; and by her sisters: Dana F. Craig, who died on September 12th, 1998, Ola Vae Simon, who died on August 18th, 2005, Anna Mae Ahaus, who died on July 5th, 2010, Eula Sizemore, who died on January 17th, 2018, Lola Woods, who died on April 2nd, 2018 and Georgia Ann Sparks, who died on March 30th, 2019.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, June 27th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Saturday, June 27th, by Pastor Clay Wilson and Pastor Jimmy Bailey, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Little Memory Church Cemetery, 5709 East County Road 1150 North, Sunman, Indiana, 47041.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn Memorial Fund c/o Baxter Osborn, Sr. Cards are available at the funeral home.