Obituaries 08/19/2021

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Abby Galbreath

  Abby Dale Galbreath, 57, of Vevay, passed away on August 16th, 2021, at her residence.

  Abby was born on January 3rd, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of George and Helen Emmich.

  Abby is survived by her husband, Ralph William Galbreath of Vevay; by her children: Ross Wayne Galbreath and his wife Katie of Vevay; Alex Dale Galbreath of Vevay; Evelyn Galbreath and her companion Zach Westerfield of Hanover, Indiana, and Max Louis Galbreath and his fiancée Kelsey Pettit of Dupont, Indiana. Abby is also survived by her step-children: Marlena Galbreath; Martina Rice and her fiancée Jerry; Marea Henry and her husband Doug; and Robert Galbreath and his wife, Bridget.

  Also surviving are Abby’s grandchildren: Allie, Emily, Oakleigh, Rhett, and Zayven; her step-grandchildren: Michelle, James, Desirae, Marty, Marissa, Mara, Joe, Gabriel, Samuel, Michael, Amelia, Elaineah, and Mason; her step great-grandchildren: Landon, Peyton, Declan, and Aria; and by her sisters: Debbie, Yvette Emmich and her spouse Tommy Wingham, Denise Young and her husband Charles, and Trece Ellis.

  She was preceded in death by her father, George Emmich; by her mother, Helen Emmich; and by her step-son, Marcus Galbreath.

  Funeral arrangements are pending at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

Paul Hankinson

  Paul Wayne Hankinson, age 74, of Patriot, passed away on Monday, August 9th, 2021, at his residence.

  Paul was born on August 18th, 1946 in Milan, Indiana. He was raised in Switzerland County and was the son of the late John Paul “John Hank” and Nadine (Whitham) Hankinson.

  Paul graduated in 1964 from Patriot High School and was inducted into the United States Air Force on August 14th, 1964 in Louisville, Kentucky and left for basic training in Texas in August of 1964.

  Paul was united in marriage on November 6th, 1964 to Sherry Mayfield and this union was blessed with two children: Dale and Shelley.

  Paul left for Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 1964 and was a water and waste specialist. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman First Class on August 13th, 1968 at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  In 1973, Paul bought a farm in Patriot, where he resided until his passing. He drove a truck for National for several years and later was employed as a school bus driver for the Switzerland County School System for several years.

  Paul was later united in marriage to Deborah Kay Roberts on June 6th, 1981 at the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. This happy blended family was blessed with four children: Lori, Dustin, Derek and Samantha.

  Paul enjoyed farming and raised tobacco, hay, corn, pigs and cattle. Paul joined Millwright Local No.1036 of Greenwood, Indiana (Union Local No.1076) where he was a member for several years. Paul bought a few horses with his sister, Darlene who was a jockey and trainer; and loved attending the River Downs and Latonia Racetracks.

  Paul was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 and was a former member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Paul enjoyed golfing, spending time with his friends at the American Legion where he loved playing cards and pull tabs, telling and playing jokes and making people laugh. He also enjoyed collecting knives, coins and everyone’s lighters. Most of all, Paul loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed having his annual hog roast for the Royal Order of Rednecks of Patriot. He also loved spending time with his siblings and attending the family reunions.

  Paul will be deeply missed by his wife, Deborah Kay “Debbie” (Roberts) Hankinson of Patriot; by his children: Paul “Dale” Hankinson and his fiancée Cammy Brewer of Milton, Kentucky, Shelley Turner and her husband Rick of Nabb, Indiana, Lori Sainz and her husband Scott of Bennington, Dustin Hankinson of Patriot, and Samantha Hankinson and her companion Robbie Miller of Patriot; by his grandchildren: Jason, Holly, Autumn, Austin, Hannah, Dalton, Bailey, Hailey, Audrey, Bradley, Brayden and Brenden; by his great-grandchildren: Bryson, Gabriel, Axel and Colt, who is expected at anytime; by his siblings: John Grant Hankinson and his wife Debi of East Enterprise, Ed Francis Hankinson and his wife Jan of Kingdom City, Missouri, Kenneth Lee Hankinson of Quercus Grove, Darlene Green of Fairland, Indiana, and Dana Kay Meisberger and her husband Mike of Quercus Grove; and his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his infant son, Derek Wayne Hankinson, who died on September 13th, 1981; by his parents, John Paul “John Hank” Hankinson, who died on July 7th, 2001 and Nadine (Whitham) Hankinson, who died on February 13th, 2017; and by his brother, Hubert Dale Hankinson, who died on June 26th, 1956.

  Visitation was held on Thursday, August 12th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 13th, at the funeral home. Interment and full military rites was conducted by the Honor Guard of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise.

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

Hadley Grace Haskell

  Hadley Grace Haskell, the infant daughter of Luke and Casey Haskell, passed away on August 12th, 2021.

  Hadley entered into this life on August 5th, 2021 at 7:16 a.m. along side her twin sister, Haven Renee Haskell at the Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Hadley will be missed by her mother and father, Luke and Casey Haskell; by her siblings: Addyson Biery, Miya and Matthew Haskell, Justin and Jordan Weaver, and Jason Haggard; by her grandparents: Ed and Angie Haskell and Cindy Haskell and Jeff Tingle, all of Vevay, and Joey and Vicki Yocom of Lakeland, Florida; and by her great-grandmothers: Gladys Lucas of Vevay and Eva Carr of Lakeland, Florida.

  Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel in Madison is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Joe Johnson

  Joe Johnson, age 85, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 14th, 2021, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  He was raised in Florence, Indiana, and was the loving son of the late Ernest Bales and Susie Catherine (Thomas) Johnson. Joe attended Florence Elementary School and graduated in 1955 from Patriot High School.

  Joe was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, retiring after 40 years of service. He was also employed for Richardson Industries in Vevay for nine years.

  Joe was a golden 50-year member of the Florence Masonic Lodge #27 F&AM. He was baptized at the age of 12 in the Ohio River and was a lifelong member of the Florence Church of Christ. Joe resided all of his life in the Florence community.

  Joe enjoyed horse racing, watching UK and IU basketball, fishing, as well as, playing euchre and horseshoes. Joe was a very caring and giving person and will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  His life will be cherished by his twin sister, June Bolden of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his nieces and nephews: Jill Kempf, Sue Franklin and her husband Darrell, Vicki Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Ernie Johnson and his wife Brenda, Tom Bolden and his wife Lisa and Dan Bolden and his wife Kathy; and by his several great-nieces and great-nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Bales Johnson, who died in 1944 and Susie Catherine (Thomas) Johnson, who died in 1980; by his brothers: James Ernest Johnson, who died in 1935, Elmer Thomas Johnson, who died in 2006, and Edward Allen “Ed” Johnson, who died in 2020; and by his sister, Doris Ann Dixon, who died in 1998.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 19th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 19th, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Carrollton I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Carrollton, Kentucky.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County EMS or Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

June Lack

  June M. (Wittwer) Lack, 86, of Quercus Grove, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away at 3:38 a.m. on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  June was born in Norwood, Ohio on June 24th, 1935, the daughter of the late Margaret (Egan) Wittwer and Nicholas Wittwer. She was a graduate of Seton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  June worked as a long distance operator at Cincinnati Bell  for over 30 years.

  June was the widow of Charles Joseph Lack, who passed away on December 31st, 1986.

  June had a strong faith and was a very active member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Church in Vevay. She enjoyed knitting, playing bingo and spending time with her extended family.

  June is survived by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 19th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 20th at St. William Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Burial will be at St. Joseph New Cemetery in Cincinnati.

  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Martin

  Robert Wayne “Bobby” Martin, age 69, of Vevay, passed away at 9:04 p.m. on Monday, August 9th, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Bobby was born on October 9th, 1951 in Madison. He was raised in Switzerland County, and was the son of the late Robert Russell and Ona B. (Brown) Martin. Bobby was a lifelong resident of Switzerland County and was a 1970 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Bobby was inducted into the United States Air Force on October 12th, 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman First Class on May 31st, 1972 at Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, Indiana.

  He was united in marriage to Donna Lou Beutel on August 26th, 1972 at Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. Bobby and Donna shared 49 years of marriage together and were blessed with two children: Ona and Jason.

  He was employed from 1970-1980 as an aircraft mechanic for the Department of Defense. He enjoyed farming and raised, tobacco, hay and cattle. He also enjoyed restoring tractors and owned and operated Martins Antique Tractor Parts Store since 1995.

  Bobby was a member of the Spring Branch Baptist Church and the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. He was a former member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Bobby also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandson.

  Bobby is survived by his wife, Donna Lou (Beutel) Martin of Vevay; by his daughter, Ona Lynn Martin of Carrollton, Kentucky; by his son, Jason Wayne Martin of Carrollton, Kentucky; by his grandson, Mason Alexander Martin of Carrollton, Kentucky; by his nieces and nephews: Mark, Mike, Steve and Robbie Tevis, Kaylee Bowling, Sidney Robison, Larry Robison and David Holmes; and by his great-nieces and great-nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Russell Martin, who died on June 29th, 2005; by his mother, Ona B. (Brown) Martin, who died on January 20th, 1963; and by his sister, Janet Smith.

  Visitation was held on Monday, August 16th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Masonic Services were conducted by the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM on Monday, August 16th, at the funeral home.

  Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Monday, August 16th, with Pastor Adam Griffin officiating, 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 chapel of the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Betty Works

  Betty Jean Works, 86, of Rising Sun, passed away at 12:55 a.m. on Monday, August 9th, 2021 at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.

  Betty was born in Aberdeen, Indiana on June 16th, 1935, the daughter of the late Iva (Romans) Courtney and Earl  Courtney. Betty grew up in Ohio County and was a 1953 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  Betty married Dale H. Works on October 23rd, 1954 in Paris, France, where Dale was stationed during his service in the U.S. Army. Betty and Dale were married over 66 years until her passing.

  Betty’s first job was at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Betty later went on to do office and secretarial work for Rising Sun State Bank, Rising Sun Ohio County Schools, Siekman Sterns Insurance and the Ohio County Courthouse. Her last position was at the Rising Sun Church of Christ Daycare.

  Betty was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and a former member of the Phi Beta Sorority. Betty and Dale loved taking trips and traveling together. They also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

  Betty is survived by her loving husband, Dale Works, of Rising Sun; by her son, Rick Works and wife Amy of Rising Sun; by his two granddaughters: Sarah Hautman and her husband Nick of Overland Park, Kansas and Rachel Works and her fiance Daniel Shelby, of Nashville, Tennessee; and by her two great-grandchildren, Grant and Quinn. Betty is also survived by her sister, Sandy Swinford and her husband Frank of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and her brother, Paul Courtney of Fairfield, Ohio.

  Betty was preceded in death by her parents and by her two brothers: Earl Courtney, Jr. and Don Courtney.

  Visitation was held on Saturday, August 14th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services followed the time of visitation on Saturday, August 14th at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Loving Hearts Hospice.