Obituaries 08/01/2019


Audrey Weaver

  Audrey Caroline Weaver, 82, of Patriot, passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Audrey was born in Switzerland County on November 14th, 1936, the daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (James) and Shelton Emery, Sr.

  On March 3rd, 1954 in Peoria, Illinois, she married John Henry Weaver II, who passed away on October 4th, 1997.

  Audrey loved to go fishing but didn’t like getting in the water. She also enjoyed gardening and raised beautiful flowers and the best tasting vegetables. Audrey devoted her life to her family.

  Audrey is  survived by her five daughters: Cleveta Utter of Corinth, Kentucky; Regina Brooks of Rising Sun; Cindy Turpin of Georgetown, Kentucky; Eve Weaver of Raton, New Mexico; and Tammy Weaver, of Monroe, Wisconsin; by  her six sons: Donald Cunningham of Vevay; John Henry Weaver of Texas; Willie Weaver of Aurora, Indiana; JD Weaver of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; George Weaver of Covington, Kentucky; and Adam Weaver, of Crittenden, Kentucky; by her 42 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren; and by her loving companion of 15 years Robert Lester of Patriot. Audrey is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, John Henry Weaver; by her sons: Gordon Weaver and Jimmy Weaver; by her daughter, Katherine Robinson; and by her brothers: Shelton, Jr., Russell, RoyLee, Lucian, Raymond and Leonard Emery.

  Graveside services were held on Saturday, July 27th at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun. Visitation was on Saturday, July 27th, prior to the beginning of the service at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home for funeral expense.

Kenneth Shepard

  Kenneth Paul Shepard, age 55, of Switzerland County, passed away at 4:04 a.m. on Monday, July 29th, 2019, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident near Vevay.

  Kenneth entered this life on August 4th, 1963, in Rockford, Illinois. He was the son of Thomas Edwin Shepard, Sr. and Marlene (Schrupp) Croy. He was raised in Gainesville, Georgia, where he graduated high school.

  Kenneth was a transport operator and carpenter for several years. He was formerly employed for Per Mar Security Services in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

  Kenneth will be remembered for his love of motorcycles and attending Renaissance festivals.

  Kenneth will be missed by his daughter: Crystal Shepard of Whigham, Georgia; by his granddaughter, Amelia Shepard of Whigham, Georgia; by his father, Thomas Edwin Shepard, Sr. of Cadott, Wisconsin; by his mother, Marlene (Schrupp) Croy of Thomasville, Georgia; by his sisters: Cathleen Malison and her husband Joel of Cadott, Wisconsin, Colleen Boettcher and her husband Robert of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Tracy Shepard of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Candice Scheidecker and her husband Terry of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Chris Witmer of Savannah, Georgia, and Skye Burlum and her husband, Mike of Cadott, Wisconsin; by his brother, Daniel Shepard and his wife Jennifer of Calfornia; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Shepard, Jr.; and his sister, Patty Kelch.

  No services are being held at this time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Ramiro Gomez

  Ramiro Lorenzo Victor Gomez, age 42, of near Moorefield, passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29th, 2019, at the Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana.

  Ramiro entered this life on May 27th, 1977, in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the son of Ramiro Gomez, Sr. and Mary Francis Stewart. He was raised in Owenton, Kentucky and attended Carroll County High School. He attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma for anthropology.

  Ramiro was united in marriage to the love of his life, Helen Olivia Ann Higgerson. This happy union was blessed with five children: Carlotta, Zaria, Raymond, Brent and Caleb. Ramiro and Olivia shared 20 loving years of marriage together until his sudden death.

  Ramiro was employed as an engineer 3 for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, for 11 years. He was formerly employed in construction for George Altepeter in Vevay for several years and for Meritor near Ghent, Kentucky.

  Ramiro will be lovingly remembered for his love of fishing, gardening, camping, hiking and playing video games. Ramiro will be deeply missed by his heartbroken family and friends.

  Ramiro will be missed by his loving wife of 20 years, Helen Olivia Ann (Higgerson) Gomez of near Moorefield; by his children: Helen Carlotta Hamilton of Rexville, Indiana, Zaria Renee Gomez of Madison, Raymond Lawrence Victor Gomez and his fiancée, Diana Wieczorek of Lexington, Kentucky, Brent Mikael Gomez of near Moorefield, and Caleb Mathiew Gomez of near Moorefield; by his grandchildren: Greyson Scott, Raven Gomez, Penelope Scott, Garrett Scott, Lylith Gomez and Eleanor Scott; by his father, Ramiro Gomez, Sr. of Shawnee, Oklahoma; by his mother, Mary Francis Stewart of Carrollton, Kentucky; by his brother, Billy White of Bedford, Kentucky; by his sisters: Maria Gomez of Carrollton, Kentucky, Yolanda Cullison of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Julia Horn of Shawnee, Oklahoma; by his nephew, Gabriel Gomez of Carrollton, Kentucky; and by his nieces, Jessika Higgerson of Carrollton, Kentucky and Miranda Frazier of Warsaw, Kentucky.

  He was preceded in death by his grandchild, baby Hamilton, who died on January 1st, 2016; and by his sister, Melissa White, who died on August 30th, 2011.

  A Celebration of Ramiro’s Life and Remembrances will be conducted on Thursday, August 1st, at 1 p.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 1st, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Ramiro Lorenzo Victor Gomez Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Sharon Cruz

  Sharon Marie Cruz, 69, of Vevay, passed away on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at her residence.

  She was born on September 12th, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Fredrick Bernard Campbell and Esther Marie Chance.

  She was a 1968 graduate of Deer Park High School in Cincinnati, and a member of The River Church in Vevay. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and fishing.

  Mrs. Cruz retired in 2013 as a certified nursing assistant with the Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay after 27 years of service.

  Previously, Mrs. Cruz had lived in Fall River, Massachusetts; Hamilton and Fairfield, Ohio. She had been a resident of Switzerland County for the past 35 years.

  She will be sadly missed by three daughters: Christine Douglas and her husband, Donald of Vevay, Teresa Smith of Seminole, Florida, and Kathy-Jo Cruz and her husband Luke Utter of Louisville, Kentucky; by one son, Richard Hofer and his wife Tara of Vevay; by her three sisters: Carol Welch and Linda Glandorf, both of Fairfield, Ohio, and Brenda Rockwell and her husband Harold of West Chester, Ohio; by one brother, Richard Campbell of Cincinnati; by her nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by two brothers: Benny Campbell and David Campbell; and by two sisters: Patricia McKinney and Debbie Bennett.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced.

  The Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison, Indiana, is in charge of the arrangements.

  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be made at the funeral home.

Velma ‘Nan’ Allen

  Velma Eveline “Nan” (Derringer) Allen , age 92, of Fairview, Indiana, passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, at her residence.

  Velma entered this life on February 24th, 1927, in Casey County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late James Thomas and Ida Mae (Hughett) Derringer. She was raised in Casey County, Kentucky where she attended school.

  Velma was united in marriage on June 26th, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to the late Kenneth “Ken” Allen. This happy union was blessed with two daughters: Linda and Deborah. Velma and Ken shared over 60 years of marriage together until he passed away on November 28th, 2008.

  Velma was employed as a cook for Lakota High School in Hamilton, Ohio for eight years and for the MacGregor Golf Course. She owned and operated Fairview Sawmill for six years and farmed all of her life. Velma resided for the past 47 years in the Fairview community and attended Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. Velma enjoyed working in her flower beds, gardening and mowing.

  Velma will be missed by her daughter, Linda Franzone and her husband Stanley of Ridgeland, South Carolina; by her son-in-law John Griffin of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Christy, Jordan, Susan, Laura and Adam; by her 17 great-grandchildren, by her four great-great-grandchildren; by her sister, Joyce Atwood of San Diego, California; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, James Thomas and Ida Mae (Hughett) Derringer; by her husband, Kenneth “Ken” Allen; by her daughter, Deborah Kay Griffin; by her sisters: Martha Jean Flory, Dorothy Scott, Genevia Doleh and Gracie Emma Taylor; and by her brothers: James Thomas Derringer, II., Clifton Derringer, William Derringer, T. Russell Derringer and Rodrick Derringer.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 3rd, at 11:00 a.m., by Brother Artie Privett at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Indiana.

  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd, at the funeral home.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.