Obituaries 08/08/2019

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Evelyn West

  Evelyn Waynne Leadley West, age 84, of Florence, passed away on Monday, August 5th, 2019, at 10:36 a.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Evelyn entered this life on April 23rd, 1935 in Oakland, California. She was the daughter of the late Hall and Ruby Pearson Leadley. She was raised in Oakland and graduated high school there, later earning her bachelor’s degree in English.

  On May 28th, 1954 Evelyn was united in marriage to Billy Carlton West in Wichita Falls, Texas. This happy union of 63 years was blessed with two sons, Christopher Martin and Marcus Carlton. The family resided in Florida for a short period of time and then in Puerto Rico from 1970-1981.

  She had resided in Switzerland County near Florence since 1981.

  Evelyn will be missed by her loving son, Marcus West and his wife Amanda of San Antonio, Texas; by her grandsons: Martin Christopher West and Matthew Carlton West; and by her nieces: Susan Earnest and Kathy Carmichael.

  She was preceded in death by her step father, Hall Leadley; by her mother, Ruby Pearson Leadley; by her sister, Lelia Ernest; by her son, Christopher Martin West, who died in 2006; and by her husband of 63 years, Billy Carlton West, who died on April 7th, 2017.

  Evelyn’s request was to be cremated and her ashes scattered in Half Moon Bay. Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is assisting the family at this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.  Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Byrl Westrick

  Byrl Rae Harmon Westrick, age 84, of Lockport, Kentucky, formerly of Milton, Kentucky, died on Friday, August 2nd, 2019, at 6:21 a.m. at the Baptist Health-LaGrange in La Grange, Kentucky.

  Byrl entered this life on December 9th, 1934 in Milton, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Lloyd Lee and Mary Lee Foster Harmon. She was raised in Trimble County attending school there, and grew up in the Union Grove Church.

  On July 10th, 1954 she was united in marriage to Ronald C.Westrick in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This union of 44 years was blessed with daughters: Nancy and Ronda; and a son, Garry.

  She attended Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church after Union Grove Church closed. She enjoyed farm life, working in tobacco and helping area farmers. She had worked earlier in life as a local dispatcher for cab companies and at the restaurant owned by Sarah Sedam in downtown Madison. She also had held membership in the old Eagles Lodge in Madison and the Milton Fire and Rescue Auxiliary.

  Byrl enjoyed crossword puzzles, quilting, crocheting, the Game Show Network, her farm animals, antiques, canning, and drinking her coffee throughout the day.

  Byrl will be missed by her loving son, Garry M. Westrick of Lockport, Kentucky; by her loving daughter, Ronda L. Westrick of Madison; by her loving grandchildren: Ronald David Wilson (Jamie), Aleatha Westrick, Bobby Wayne Westrick, and Rebecca Westrick; by her great grandchildren: William David McQueary, Zoe Wilson, Nolen Reed Wilson, Carolyn Wilson, Jessica Wilson, Tyler Westrick (Jazzlyne), Bailey Westrick, and Tayler Westrick; and she was expecting her first great great granddaughter this month.

  She is also survived by her brothers: Gayle Harmon (Ruth) of Vevay, Keith Harmon (Sharon) of Bedford, Kentucky, Johnny Harmon (Wanda) of Milton, Kentucky, and Steve Harmon of Hamilton, Ohio; by her sisters: Francis McFarland of Patriot, Joy Romans of Vevay, Diane Hensley (Don) of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Nadine McCane (Daniel) of Milton, Kentucky; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Lee Harmon; by her mother, Mary Lee Foster Harmon; by her foster parents who raised her: Frank and Lethia Parson; by her husband of 44 years, Ronald C.Westrick, who died on July 5th, 1998; by her daughter, Nancy C. Westrick Moore, who died on May 23rd, 1986; by her grandsons: Edward A. Westrick, who died on July 28th, 1999 and Cody R.Moore, who died in 2015; by her sisters: Virginia Pierce, Ernestine Harmon, Opal Harmon, and Ruby Dale Harmon; by her twin sister, Myrl Faye Fox; and by her brothers: Bobby Harmon, Dale Harmon, and Ernest Harmon.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, August 7th, by Brother Logan Westrick Jr. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, August 6th; and on Wednesday, August 7th prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Alice Walston

  Alice Jean (Burris) Walston, age 84, of Vevay, entered into the peace of presence with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ surrounded by her family at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 4th, 2019, at the Majestic Care of Avon in Avon, Indiana.

  Alice entered this life on August 15th, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Frank Herbert and Sarah Alice (Copeland) Burris. She was raised in Aurora, Indiana, where she attended Aurora High School.

  Alice was united in marriage on February 8th, 1952, in Aurora, Indiana, to the love of her life, Halbert Lawrence Walston. This happy union was blessed with six children: Vanessa, Valerie, Mae, Michael, Dolly and Amy. Alice and Halbert shared 64 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 26th, 2016.

  Alice was employed as a clerk for Unwiller Hardware Store in Vevay for two years. In 1985, Alice was employed as a qualified nursing assistant for the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, retiring in 1996 after 11 years of service.

  She was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Alice and Halbert resided in the Patriot community for several years and for 34 years in the Vevay community. Alice was a wonderful homemaker her entire life and enjoyed reading her Bible and working word search puzzles. Most of all, Alice loved spending time with her precious family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  She demonstrated the love of Jesus Christ for 84 years and is now apart from the brokenness of her body and delighting in the glorious reunion and receiving the reward for being God’s good and faithful servant.

  Alice will be deeply missed by her children: Vanessa Ritchie and her husband Rocky of Camby, Indiana, Valerie Sloan of Rising Sun, Mae O’Day of Roanoke, Virginia, Michael “Mike” Walston and his wife Bonnie of Roanoke, Virginia, and Amy Peelman and her husband Jeff of East Enterprise; by her grandchildren: Halbert Walston, Ken (Monica) Ritchie, Robert (Kayla) Ritchie, Alyssa Hatcher, Joey Freeman, Tonja (Michael) Walston, Jason (Sarah) Griggs, Rodney (Adria) Griggs, Reed (Brooke) Watkins, Jerrel Watkins, Chelsea (Justin) Reagan and Richie Lay; by her great-grandchildren: John, Michaela, Allan, Dominic, Miles, Rosalie, Brady, Ali, Kayleigh, Brooklyn, Kyler, Kambrie, Michael, Nathaniel, Joe, Gabe, Abigail, Adam, Aiden and Amelia; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Herbert and Sarah Alice (Copeland) Burris; by her husband, Halbert Lawrence Walston; by her daughter, Dolly Ruth Watkins; by her grandson, Adam Ritchie; by her granddaughter, LaDonna Hatcher; by her great-granddaughter, Victoria Griggs; by her sons-in-law: Jeffrey Carroll “Jeff” Sloan and Robert O’Day; by her brothers, Glenn George, Frank Jerome, Jack Lawrence, Joe and James Howard “Jimmy” Burris; and by her sister, Sylvia Ann Goff.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 9th, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Ken Ritchie, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

  Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 8th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Virginia Garvey

  Virginia Mae (Bowlin) Garvey, age 87, of Vevay, passed away at 10:37 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019, at the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Virginia entered this life on November 15th, 1931, in Deputy, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Addis Glenmore and Georgia Marie (Ely) Bowlin. She was raised in Deputy, Indiana, where she attended high school.

  Virginia was united in marriage on December 26th, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to the late James H. “Jim” Garvey. This union was blessed with six children. Virginia and Jim shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 15th, 1995.

  Virginia formerly co-owned and co-operated with her husband, Hinkle’s in Madison, Indiana, for 34 years until 1979. Since 1982, Virginia co-owned and co-operated with her husband, AJ’s Diner in Vevay, for 36 years. She resided in Madison, and later moved to the Vevay community in 1980 where she resided until her passing.

  Virginia enjoyed attending concerts at Belterra Casino & Resort and Little Nashville. She also enjoyed racing stock cars with her husband, reading and working at her diner, but most of all, Virginia enjoyed spending time with her family. 

  Virginia will be missed by her sons: Stephen Anthony Garvey of Hanover, Indiana, James Lee Garvey of Hanover, Indiana, Roger Dale Garvey of Vevay, and Jeffrey Glen Garvey of Erlanger, Kentucky; by her daughter, Wendy Christine Kessler of Madison; by her 15-grandchildren; her 26-great-grandchildren; and her 6-great-great-grandchildren.

  She is also survived by her sisters: Lola Silva of Bonita Springs, Florida, Nadine Kelso of Harko, Illinois, and Sandra Moon of Vincennes, Indiana; by her brothers, Norman Bowlin of Ekron, Kentucky, Bob Bowlin of Louisville, Kentucky, Ronnie Bowlin of Oaktown, Indiana, and Kenny Bowlin of Vincennes, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Addis Glenmore Bowlin, who died on August 11th, 1976 and Georgia Marie (Ely) Bowlin, who died on May 5th, 1976; by her husband, James H. “Jim” Garvey, who died on February 15th, 1995; by her daughter, Dinah Lynn “Fizzle” Courter, who died on November 8th, 2003; by her granddaughter, Shawnta Marie Wynn, who died on March 21st, 2007; by her sisters: Barbara Sue Morrison, who died on March 22nd, 1991, Anna Belle Neff, who died on November 6th, 1997, Judy L. Ellis, who died on April 4th, 2009, and Wilma Jean Dillingham, who died on June 20th, 2012; and by her brothers: Charles Bowlin, who died on March 16th, 2001, William Dale Bowlin, who died on September 9th, 2018, and Donald P. Bowlin, who died on November 30th, 2018.

  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 4th, 2019, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay. Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, August 4th, prior to the beginning of the funeral services at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o The Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

John David Cox

  John David Cox, age 67, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at 2:35 p.m, Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Castleton Health Care Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  John entered this life on December 5th, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late John M. and Mary Ruth (Reed) Cox. He resided in the Indianapolis community all of his life.

  John was formally employed as an accountant at Financial Center Federal Credit Union in Indianapolis, Indiana. John will be missed by his family and friends.

  John is survived by his sister, Margie Cox Westwater of Shelbyville, Indiana; by his uncle, Clarence Blodgett of Bennington; by his nephew, Donald Blodgett of Bennington; and by his friends, Robert Imel and his wife Sandra of Pendleton, Indiana and Dennis Brandle of Pendleton, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his father, John M. Cox, who died on July 4th, 2001; by his mother, Mary Ruth (Reed) Cox, who died on June 30th, 2015; and by his brother, Jack Louis Cox, who died on August 19th, 2007.

 Graveside services were conducted on Wednesday, August 7th, by Pastor Bill Madison at Bennington Pike in Bennington.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

  Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043 is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Thomas ‘Tom’ Chambers

  Thomas Leland “Tom” Chambers, age 79, of Vevay, passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st, 2019, at his residence.

  Tom entered this life on March 2nd, 1940, in Loogootee, Indiana, the loving son of the late John M. and Edna Flo (Mattingly) Chambers. He was raised in Alfordsville, Indiana where he was a 1957 graduate of Alfordsville High School.

  Tom was inducted into the United State Marine Corps on January 14th, 1958, in Jacksonville, Florida, where he trained as a radio relay technician. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on January 13th, 1964, in Cherry Point, North Carolina.

  Tom was united in marriage on July 24th, 1961, in Greenville, North Carolina, to Donna Rae Bell. Tom and Donna shared 58 loving years of marriage together until his death.

  At age 14, Tom worked full-time at a gas station in Alfordsville, Indiana and he didn’t stop working until he retired at age 59. He spent his career in instrument maintenance, including 13 years at General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was later employed for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in 1999 after 25 years of service. Tom was a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM and attended Long Run Baptist Church.

  Tom and Donna resided in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky before moving to the Vevay community in 1979. Tom enjoyed boating, reading, fishing, tinkering in his barns, and taking care of his home and his family. Tom will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  Tom will be remembered by his wife, Donna Rae (Bell) Chambers of Vevay; by his son, John Chambers and his wife Rosie of Franklin, Indiana; by his daughters: Diana Johnson of Vevay and Valerie Smith and her husband Kevin of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Christina Koepf and her husband Jason of Deford, Michigan, Leslie Johnson of Greenwood, Indiana, Nila Johnson of Columbus, Indiana, Sam Smith and his friend Alexis Snider of North Vernon, Indiana, Ben Smith of Vevay, Thomas Robert Chambers and his wife Jackie of Oregon, Wisconsin, Steven Joseph Chambers and his wife Ashley of Granger, Indiana, and Matthew John Chambers of Greenwood, Indiana; by his great-grandchildren: Gerald, Austin, and Ella Koepf and Pierson Chambers; by his brother, Daniel Chambers and his wife Carol of Mitchell, Indiana; and his nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: John M. Chambers, who died on June 19th, 1985 and Edna Flo (Mattingly) Chambers, who died on May 28th, 2005; by his infant daughter, Donna Sue Chambers, who died in 1964; by his son-in-law, Dale Wayne Johnson, who died on April 11th, 2012; and by his brother, John Dale Chambers, who died in 2005.

  Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 5th, by Reverend Tom Rogers at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, August 4th, 2019, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department or Long Run Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Helen ‘Shy’ Adams

  Helen Charlotte “Shy” Adams, 86, of Rising Sun, passed away on Thursday, August 1st, 2019, at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.

  Helen was born in Switzerland County, on March 9th, 1933, the daughter of the late Abbie (Lothridge) and Matthew White. She grew up in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School and Patriot High School.

  Helen married Robert Lee Adams on April 14th, 1952 in San Bernardino, California. Helen and Robert were married over 45 years until his passing on December 24th, 1997.

  She attended the Rising Sun Church of Christ and also Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ earlier on. Helen worked as a clerk at Byer’s Pharmacy in Aurora, Indiana, for several years. She was also formerly a dispatcher for Ohio County. Helen also had been a waitress and worked at the Canning Factory in Rising Sun.

  Helen was a league bowler for many years and enjoyed playing euchre and rook. When her health allowed, she was an avid walker and kept a spotless house. Helen was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, great great grandma, sister, aunt and dear friend to many.

  Helen is  survived by three daughters: Christi Berkley (Butch) of Rising Sun, Lana Webb (Bruce) of Rising Sun, and Susie Peterson (Dave) of Wisconsin; by her three sons: Terry “Butchie” Adams (Bonita) of Aurora, Tim Adams (Terrie) of Rising Sun, and Bobby Adams (Michelle Russell) of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Matthew Adams, Angel Adams (Brian), Amy Adams, Christopher Berkley (Abbey), Sara Otter (Dustin), Nathan Adams, Taylor Adams (Jared), Allie Adams, Erin Webb (Brandon), Brent Webb, Abbie Collova (Blake) and Nichole Collova; by her great grandchildren: Alyssa Adams, C.J. Berkley, Rorey Berkley, Adrian Berkley, Kassidy Lewis and Owen Otter; and by her great great granddaughter, Scarlet Adams.

  Helen is also survived by her sister, Wanda Lee Chase of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her brother, Gerald “Bush” White of Rising Sun; by her sisters-in-law, Evelyn White and Dorothy Walton of Rising Sun; by her brother-in-law, Jack Facemire, of  Gallipolis, Ohio; and by many nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Robert; by her sister, Mary K. Facemire; and by her brothers: Richard “Dick”, Bill, Jess, Jimmy Doc, and Bobby White; and by her infant siblings, Tommy and Ami Kay.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, August 5th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Eldon Fancher officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, August 4th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Cards are available at funeral home.