Obituaries 08/06/2020

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Henry Bushman

  Henry Fredrick Bushman, age 92, of Bear Branch, Indiana, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020, at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun.

  Henry entered this life on April 20th, 1928 in Ohio County, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Louis Henry and Marie “Emma” (Poske) Bushman. He was raised in Bear Branch, where he was a 1945 graduate of Dillsboro High School.

  Henry was united in marriage to Maxine Knigga on February 3rd, 1951 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch. This happy union was blessed with three children: Dennis, LuAnne and Lee Jaye. Henry and Maxine shared over 69 loving years of marriage together until his death.

  Henry was employed for Stedman Foundry in Aurora, Indiana for a few years. He was also employed as a control specialist for the Texas Gas Company, retiring after 30 years of service.

  He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch, where he formerly served on the church council. Henry enjoyed music, computers and working on his ancestry.

  Henry will be deeply missed by his wife, Maxine (Knigga) Bushman of Bear Branch; by his daughters: LuAnne Turner and her husband Terry of Dillsboro, Indiana and Lee Jaye Lohide and her husband Mark of East Enterprise; by his daughter-in-law, Sharon Day and her husband Jim of East Enterprise; by his grandchildren: Mike Bushman and his wife Nicole, Jamie Bushman and his wife Rhonda, Billy Settles and his wife Whitney, Bryan Turner and his wife Stacey, Erin Turner Gregory, Jennifer Parsons and her husband Jamie, Matthew Lohide, and Megan Griffin and her husband Shane; by his great-grandchildren: Damon, Olivia, Peyton, Jillian, Emma, Brody, Maddy, Kameron, Harper, Grant and Henlee; by his step-great-grandchildren: Ashley, Tyler, Jackson, Julia and Brody; by his step great-great-grandson, Braxton; by his brother-in-law, William Knigga; by his three nieces: Deborah Todd, Dena Steiner and Dianne Hoffman; and his great-nieces and great-nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Henry Bushman, who died on July 9th, 1949 and Marie “Emma” (Poske) Bushman, who died on February 9th, 1979; by his son, Dennis Duane Bushman, who died on November 10th, 1977; and by his sister-in-law Dorothy Knigga.

  Friends may call on the family from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043; and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, August 7th, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3958 Milton Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana, 47018.

  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 7th, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Larry Knigga, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.

  Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing during all funeral services and activities.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Roy Daws

  Roy Amos Daws, 76, of Rising Sun, passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at The Waters of Dillsboro in Dillsboro, Indiana.

  Roy was born on April 12th, 1944 in Somerset, Kentucky, the son of the late Grace (Burton) and Warren Daws. He was a graduate of the Nancy High School Class of 1962.

  Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and faithfully served his country.

  He later went on to own and operate the Bargain City Furniture Store in Florida.

   On August 18th, 1994 he married Nanette (Bovard) Daws.

  Roy loved going to “The Camp” that along with other family members they constructed from the ground up. He was very fond of the time spent there with family and friends . He also enjoyed camping and fishing.

  In addition to his wife Nanette, Roy is survived by his son John C. Daws (Faith) of Seattle, Washington; by his daughter Lisa “Nikki” Ware (Jonathon) of Liberty, Kentucky; by his stepchildren Dusti Alford (Morris) of Georgia and Kelly Floyd (Brandon) of Indianapolis; by his sisters: Faye Tarter of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Shirley Wilson of Washington State, and Bernice Dezarn (Daryl) of Camby, Indiana; by his two grandchildren, his three step grandchildren, and his two step great grandchildren.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Glen Dawes.

  There are no services planned at this time. Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is assisting the family during this difficult time.

June Estes

  June Estes, 93, of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, July 25th, 2020 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  June was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 28th, 1927, the daughter of the late Gladys (Lundmark) and Clifford  Kellogg.

  On August 1st, 1945, June married the late Robert Estes and became a homemaker.

  She especially loved to sew and owned and operated The Singer Sewing Shop. She later became a caregiver for the elderly.

  She and her husband served the church for many years as he pastored Dillsboro Baptist Church followed by Brushy Fork Baptist Church.

  June is survived by her daughters: Tina Rumsey (Paul Bovard) of Rising Sun and Patty (Steve) Wiley of Livermore, California; by her brother-in-law Elton Souder of Corinth, Kentucky; by her eight grandchildren and her 10 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

  In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband Robert Estes; by her son, Steve Estes; by her brothers: Clifford Kellogg, Robert Kellogg, Rodney Kellogg, and Jerry Kellogg; and by her sister, Mae Rothrock.

  Visitation was held on Saturday, August 1st at the Markland Funeral Home, with the funeral service following the time of visitation at the funeral home, with Reverend Laura McDonald officiating.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church.

Nancy Jones

  Nancy Lavon (Miller) Jones, age 73, of Aurora, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 2:16 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Nancy entered this life on June 3rd, 1947 in Madison. She was raised in Vevay, where she attended school.

  Nancy was united in marriage to Clifford Eugene Jones on September 5th, 1966 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with seven children. Nancy and Clifford shared nearly 51 years of marriage together.

  Nancy was employed for Randall-Textron in Vevay, and delivered the Cincinnati Enquirer Newspaper for several years. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family.

  Nancy will be missed by her daughters: Connie Hussung of Aurora, Indiana, Angel Jones of Aurora, Indiana, Lisa Goff and her husband Charles of Osage, Oklahoma, Terry Hickey and her husband Lonnie of Sunman, Indiana, and Rita Jones and her fiancé Clarence Bilby of Dayton, Ohio; by her son, Brian Allen Jones and his fiancée Tonya Scott of Castleton, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Gracelynn Earl and her husband Gregory, Caitlyn Hite and her fiancé John, Matthew Jones, Curtis Couch, Troy Keeton and Jonathan Jones; by her step-granddaughter, Lisa Rybolt and her husband Jeff; by her step great-grandchildren: Benjamin Rybolt and his companion Sydney and Libby Rybolt; by her step great-great-granddaughter, Blaise Rybolt; by her brother-in-law, Leonidas “Bud” Woodruff of Aurora, Indiana; and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert A. and Dorothy May (Bennett) Miller; by her husband, Clifford Eugene Jones; by her son, David Lane Jones; by her granddaughter, Brianna Nicole “B” “Bree” Hite; by her sister, Lavada U. Woodruff; by her nephews: Jamie Craig and Tony Ray Woodruff; by her aunts and uncles; and by her son-in-law, David F. Hussung.

 Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, August 5th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, August 5th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Nancy Lavon (Miller) Jones Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Marian Lloyd

  Marian Anita (Cook) Lloyd, age 84, of Vevay, passed away at 1:54 a.m. on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020, at her residence.

  Marian entered this life on March 3rd, 1936 in Batesville, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Fred J. and Mary M. (Mulford) Cook. Marian was raised in Batesville, where she graduated from Batesville High School.

  Marian was united in marriage to Thomas K. Tellas. She was later united in marriage to George Irvin Lloyd on March 3rd, 1960, and the couple enjoyed 37 years of marriage until he passed away in December of 1997.
  Marian was employed as a janitor for the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department and the Vevay Laundry Mat. She was also employed in the kitchen for Ogle Haus Inn in Vevay. Marian cut tobacco for several years and enjoyed her weekly segment with Ken Trimble on WIKI regarding the show ‘Survivor,’ which she loved to watch.

  She enjoyed helping children at the YMCA and eating at AJ’s Diner in Vevay.

  Marian will be missed by her companion of 20 years, Jeff Gunnoe of Vevay; by her grandsons: Brent Waldo and his wife Amanda of North Vernon, Indiana and Bruce Waldo and his wife Linda of Sunman, Indiana; by her great-grandchildren: Emily and Connor Waldo; and by her best friend, Katherine “Sue” Bruce of Vevay.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred J. and Mary M. (Mulford) Cook; by her first husband, Thomas K. Tellas, who died on October 24th, 1998; by her second husband, George Irvin Lloyd, who died in December of 1997; by her daughter, Janice Irene Waldo, who died on September 12th, 1999; by her granddaughter, Brenda Waldo, who died on August 14th, 1978; and by her son-in-law, William H. Waldo, who died on March 1st, 1998.

  Friends may call on the family from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, August 6th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 6th, at the funeral home; and interment will follow in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles, Indiana.

  Due to COVID-19 and keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing for all services.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mrs. Marian Anita (Cook) Lloyd Memorial Fund for a monument c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Mary Jane Ragan

  Mary Jane (Jones) Ragan, age 93, of Vevay, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30th, 2020, at the Manderly Health Care Center in Osgood, Indiana.

  Mary entered this life on September 15th, 1926 in Wayne County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late John Morehead and Rosie Elsie (Catron) Jones. She was raised in Wayne County, Kentucky and graduated from Monticello High School.

  Mary was united in marriage to James Grider Ragan in New Castle, Indiana. Mary and James shared over 40 years of marriage together until he passed away on October 31st, 1996.

  Mary was employed for Modern Fold Industries in New Castle, Indiana, retiring in 1972 after 19 years and 10 months of service.

  She was a member of the Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay.

  Mary was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed crocheting, painting, flowers, gardening and watching birds. Mary also enjoyed eating lunch with her friends and spending time with her family.

  Mary will be missed by her daughters: Sharon Patricia (Lee) Elkins and her husband Garis of Hagerstown, Indiana, Rebecca (Ragan) Bunner of Vevay, and Marquetté (Ragan) Roberson and her husband Larry of Indianapolis, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Alicia, John, Jacob, Amy, David, Stephen and Melody; by her eight great-grandchildren; by her sister, Annette Denney and her husband Rev. Oral H. of Frankfort, Kentucky; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, John Morehead and Rosie Elsie (Catron) Jones; and by her husband, James Grider Ragan.

 Friends may call on the family from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, August 7th, at the Vevay Assembly Church, 721 Main Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will then be conducted on Friday, August 7th, at 11 a.m., by G.B. Turner, at the Vevay Assembly Church.

  Due to COVID-19 and in keeping with the CDC guidelines, masks are required along with social distancing.

  Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7th, at the South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition, on the West side of State Road 3, New Castle, Indiana, 47362.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay Assembly Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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

Freddie Romans

  Freddie Romans, age 84, of Madison, near Brooksburg, Indiana, died on Saturday, August 1st, 2020, at 3 a.m. at his residence.

  He entered this life on November 3rd, 1935 in Cross Plains in Ripley County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Howard Sr. and Katherine Copeland Romans. He was raised in Manville community and was of the Baptist faith.

  On February 18th, 1961 he was united in marriage to Joyce L. Harmon in Trimble County, Kentucky. This happy union of 59 years was blessed with two sons: Randy and Billy, and a daughter, Robin.

  The family settled in Brooksburg and he farmed all of his life and operated a Grade A dairy farm for 26 years. Freddie also drove a school bus for six years for Madison Consolidated School System. He had served on the Canaan Water Board for several years. Freddie enjoyed hard work, raising a large vegetable garden, fishing and being with his grandchildren.

  He fought a hard battle with dementia for the past two years and was lovingly cared for by his wife.

  Freddie will be missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce L. Harmon Romans of Brooksburg, Indiana; by his loving daughter, Robin Gray and her husband Mike of Brooksburg, Indiana; by his loving son, Randy Romans and his wife Barbara of Brooksburg, Indiana; by his brothers: Harold Romans of Brooksburg, Indiana and Howard “Junior” Romans and his wife Della of Brooksburg, Indiana; by his sisters: Pauline Ferris of Greensburg, Indiana and Linda Sellers of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his brothers-in-law: Gayle Harmon of East Enterprise, Indiana, Steve Harmon and his wife Olivia of Ohio, Keith Harmon and his wife Sharon of Milton, Kentucky, and John Harmon and his wife Wanda of Madison; by his sisters-in-law: Frances McFarland of Vevay, Nadine McCane of Milton, Kentucky, and Diane Hensley and her husband Don of Carrollton, Kentucky; by his 10 grandchildren and his nine great-grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Romans, Sr., who died on January 19th, 1979, by his mother, Katherine Copeland Romans Brooks Monroe, who died on January 11th, 2002; by his son, Billy Romans, who died in January of 2018; by his grandson Nicklaus Romans; by his sister, Allene Bentz Kern, who died on September 19th,1997; by his brothers: Roy Romans and Harley Romans; and by his sister in law, Wilma Romans, who died on May 21st, 2016.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 6th, at 1 p.m., by Reverend Skip Napier at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 in Madison, Indiana.

  Friends may pay their respects to the family on Thursday, August 6th from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Mary Kathryn Smeeks

  Mary Kathryn Smeeks, 76, of Rising Sun, passed away on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Mary was born on November 26th, 1943 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Kathryn (Higgens) and Sidney  Groce. She was a graduate of the Coolville High School Class of 1961.

  On April 27, 1962 she married Leroy Smeeks.

  Mary was employed as an unit clerk at High Point Health; and was an avid reader and enjoyed bird watching.

  In addition to her husband Leroy, Mary is survived by her sons: Casey Smeeks (Mary Cyphers) of East Enterprise, Indiana, Matt Smeeks (Sara) of Georgetown, Kentucky, and Michael Smeeks (Shari) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her brother Steve Groce of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her sister Nancy Brown (Walter) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and by her 10 grandchildren and her six great grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Terry McCarty; and by her brother-in-law, Charlie McCarty.

  There will be a private burial at Riverview Cemetery followed by a memorial service at the family’s convenience.

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

Linda Winkle

  Linda Beth Winkle, 78, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 31st, 2020 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Linda was born in Rockford, Illinois on August 7th, 1941, the daughter of the late Norma Evelyn (Ake) and Donald Alden Kirkey. Linda grew up in Ohio County and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1958.

  Linda was the wife of Charles Kendall Winkle. Linda and Charles were married on July 30th, 1984 and recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.

  She worked for 25 years as a Lab Technician at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1996.

  Linda was a member of the Aurora Moose Lodge and also the Aurora Eagles Lodge. Linda enjoyed watching the birds at her feeders and also liked to travel and visit the casinos. Linda and her husband had a great love for the river and boating.

  In addition to her husband, Charles, Linda is survived by her two daughters: Debbie Hopfensperger and husband John of Irmo, South Carolina, and Diana Bowling of Aurora, Indiana; by her two stepsons, Leslie Winkle of Falmouth, Kentucky and Preston Winkle of Cynthiana, Kentucky; by her six grandchildren: Kyle Hopensperger, Nathan Hopfensperger, Hannah Hopfensperger, Christopher Hatfield, Michael Hatfield and Bethany Hatfield; and by her 11 great grandchildren. Linda is also survived by her sister, Brenda Sue Carter of Madison; and by her brother, Donald Howard Kirkey of Milan, Indiana.

  Linda was preceded in death by her parents; by her brother, William Alden Kirkey; and by her sister, Dixie Jean Schmaltz.

  The public is invited to a celebration of Linda’s life to be held on Saturday, August 8th, from 1-4 p.m. at the Holiday Hills Resort and Marina Pool House, 4600 Hartford Pike, Aurora, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to the Aurora Moose Lodge Women’s Auxiliary.

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