Obituaries 08/24/2023


Michael ‘Mike’ Romans

  Michael W. “Mike” Romans, age 68, of Vevay, passed away at 1:13 a.m. on Monday, August 21st, 2023, at the Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Mike entered this life on August 26th, 1954 in Milan, Indiana. He was the son of the late Claude R. and Ruth (Chase) Romans. He was raised in Florence and Patriot, Indiana and attended Switzerland County High School.

  Mike was inducted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged.

  Mike was united in marriage to Rhonda Lynn Marlman on May 6th, 1978 at the Vevay Church of Christ.

  Mike was employed for Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise and for Randall-Textron in Vevay for several years. He was later employed for Hocker’s and Sample’s Concrete Plants in Vevay for several years. He was a former propane and natural gas delivery driver for Silgas in Glencoe, Kentucky for 25 years and was awarded second place in the 1986 sales contest. Mike was employed for Lowe’s in Madison, retiring after 10 years of service.

  He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a hard worker and enjoyed fishing, shooting guns, playing cards and frog gigging in his spare time.

  In addition to his wife, Rhonda, Mike will be missed by his daughters: Charity Foxworthy and her husband Tommy of Shelbyville, Indiana and Claudia Romans of Florence, Indiana; by his son Chris Romans of East Enterprise; by his grandchildren: Thomas Foxworthy and his fiancée Lillian, Rebecca Shake and her husband Jake, David Foxworthy and his fiancée Megan, Kaela Hufford, Kacey Wagers and her husband Horace, Jessica Scudder, and Zac Romans; by his great-grandchildren: Daniel, Isabella, Annabelle, Harper, Arianna, Kendrick, Haysley, Kaedyn, Austin, Belle, Harlee and Adalynn; by his brothers: Dale Romans of Warsaw, Kentucky and Dennis Romans and his wife Amy of Hamilton, Ohio; and by his nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his grandson Wesley Owen Foxworthy, who died on April 16th, 1997; by his father Claude R. Romans, who died on September 10th, 1984; by his mother Ruth (Chase) Romans, who died on August 25th, 2014; by his paternal-grandparents: Arthur Lee Romans, who died on February 14th, 1995 and Nellie Naomi (Chandler) Romans, who died on March 13th, 2002; and by his maternal-grandparents: Clarence “Doc” Chase, who died on February 6th, 1976 and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase, who died on June 14th, 1990.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 23rd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Full military rites were conducted on Wednesday, August 23rd, by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Rhonda Romans. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Linda Downing

  Linda Ann Downing (Scudder), 71, of Clearwater, Florida, formerly of Patriot, joined our Lord on Thursday, July 6th, 2023.

  Linda was born in Patriot on August 19th, 1951, the daughter of Herman Scudder and Agnes Scudder (Niccum).

  She was a loving mother and wife of 49 years, and a kind and selfless soul who will be missed by countless friends and family.

  Linda is survived by her children: Arde Downing of Clearwater, Florida, Jason Downing and his wife Brandy of Largo, Florida, and Carla Scudder and her partner Michael of Clearwater, Florida; by her sisters: Virginia, Katherine and Roxie; by her grandchildren: Logan and Colin Downing of Largo, Florida, Shane Scudder of Clearwater, Florida, Monica Jakubowski and her husband Casimer of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Jordyn Scudder of Bennington; and by her great-grandchildren: Maddix Cochran, Brayson Nibarger and Brantlee Nibarger of Bennington, and Caliber Jakubowski of St. Petersburg, Florida.

  Linda is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years: Roy Downing Jr.; by her sister Donita; by her brothers: Delbert, James, Leslie, George, Harold, and Gordon; and by her parents Herman and Agnes Scudder.

  A Memorial service was held on August 19th at the Clearwater First Church of the Nazarene, 1875 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Florida, 33764.

Ernest ‘John’ Buddenberg

  Ernest Lee “John” Buddenberg, 90, of Rising Sun, passed away on Tuesday August 15th, 2023 at Ripley Crossing Nursing Home in Milan, Indiana.

  John was born in Patriot on January 21st, 1933, the son of the late James Henry Buddenberg and Mildred (Shannon) Buddenberg. John attended school and graduated from Patriot High School in 1951.

  He was united in marriage to Marlene Ann (Moore) Buddenberg on October 12th, 1952. They were married for 67 wonderful years until Marlene’s passing on July 12th, 2019.

  John had many different occupations during his working years. He worked at Fernald as a uranium worker for many of those years; he also worked at the Gulf Refinery and owned and operated the Red Lantern Lounge in Rising Sun, as well as he managed the Rising Sun Package Store. He was also a truck driver for local businesses in Rising Sun delivering oil and farm supplies.

  John served on the Rising Sun city council and was also a Master Mason.

  John, better known as ‘Pop Pop’, loved spending time with his family, and especially loved his little dog, Miss Holly, and rarely left her side. John also enjoyed collecting antiques and going to yard sales and flea markets. Beating him at poker, euchre, or cornhole was nearly impossible. John was a huge Shiner fan and loved attending basketball games. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, and winning jackpots at local casinos.

  John is survived by his son John M. Buddenberg (Barbara) of Walhalla, South Carolina; by his daughters Jackie Meyer (Justin) of Aurora, Indiana and Candy Southard (Daniel) of Rising Sun; by his grandchildren: Anthony James “Tony” Baker (Kim), Nicholas “Nick” Southard, Sarah Southard (Curt), Cody Meyer, Michelle “Shelly” Buddenberg and Joseph Buddenberg; and by his great-grandchildren: Hayden Baker, Toby Gridley, Lucas Gridley, Makayla Juan-Nicolas, and Louis Juan-Nicolas.

  John was preceded in death by his parents James and Mildred Buddenberg; by his wife Marlene (Moore) Buddenberg; by his brother James Buddenberg; and by his step-granddaughter Amanda Smith.

  A public visitation was held on Saturday August 19th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services followed the time of visitation on Saturday August 19th, at the funeral home.

Norman Kirk Bayne

  Norman Kirk Bayne, 66, of Elsmere, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, August 18th, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital.

  Kirk was born in Madison on March 25th, 1957, the son of the late Shirley Jane (Colen) Koons and Norman Hamilton Bayne. He was a 1975 graduate of Madison High School.

  Kirk loved repairing cars and worked primarily as an auto mechanic. He also attended broadcasting school in Hayes, Kansas and was formerly employed at the WSCH radio station. Kirk also enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially baseball.

  Kirk is survived by his son, Andrew Bayne and his wife Darci, of Aurora, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Ryan and Abram; by his sister Kelli Vest and her husband John of Rising Sun; by his nephew Jeremy Vest; by his stepfather, James Koons of Rising Sun; and by his many aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.

  He was preceded in death by his father Norman Hamilton Bayne; by his mother Shirley (Colen) Koons; by his nephew Justin Vest; by his paternal grandparents Norman and Vera Bayne; and by his maternal grandparents Ora and Goldie Colen.

  Public Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25th at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County Animal Shelter. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Paul ‘Denny’ Bailey, Jr. 

  Paul Denver “Denny” Bailey Jr., age 69, of Fairview, Indiana, passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday, August 19th, 2023, at his residence.

  Paul entered this life on March 14th, 1954 in Ohio County, Indiana. He was the son of the late Paul Denver Bailey, Sr. and Anna Rozella (Emery) Bailey. He was raised in Switzerland and Ohio County, Indiana and was a 1973 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Paul was united in marriage to Virginia Lynn “Vickie” Elliott on June 17th, 1988 in Warsaw, Kentucky. This union of 31 years was blessed with two daughters, Christina and Rhonda.

  Denny was employed for Arvin Sango in Madison for 12 years. He was also employed for Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise and for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay for several years.

  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, working crossword puzzles, gardening, attending tractor shows and rock collecting. He was of the Methodist faith and loved reading about history, as well as, reading the newspaper and watching and feeding the birds. Denny especially loved the history of Switzerland County and could tell you just about where everyone lived. He was a jokester at heart and loved to tell stories.

  Paul “Denny” will be missed by his daughters: Rhonda Partin and her husband Chris of Fairview and Christina Wagner and her husband David of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Dalton Wagner and his companion Destiny Brown, Owen Wagner, Bailey Castle, Rosemary Partin, Abby Benson and her husband Anthony, and Lyndsey Partin; by his great-grandchildren: Madelyn Wagner, Mason Wagner, Leah Wagner, Brooks Wagner, Jesse Benson and Angel Benson; by his sister Pamela Wainscott of Fairview; by his brothers-in-law: Jeff Carrico of Rising Sun, Robert Cunningham of Vevay, and Paul Richards of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his sister-in-law, Wanda Kittle of Center Square; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father Paul Denver Bailey, Sr.; by his mother Anna Rozella (Emery) Bailey; by his wife Virginia Lynn “Vickie” (Elliott) Bailey; by his sister Paula Jane Carrico; by his nephew Ryan Scott Black; by his niece Amy Lynn Waller; by his brothers-in-law: Jerry Lee Wainscott, Ronnie Elliott, Bobby Elliott, Eddie Kittle and Jim Dills; and by his sisters-in-law: Rosemary Tice, Gloria Richards, Pauline Cunningham and Brenda Elliott.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 22nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, August 23rd, by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.

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

Floyd Althoff

  Floyd John Althoff, age 96, of Hanover, Indiana, died at 7:18 p.m. on Sunday, August 13th, 2023, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

  Floyd entered in this life on July 24th, 1927 in Bear Branch, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late John Roland and Bertha Louise Cleeter Althoff. Floyd has resided all of his life in the Pleasant area and was a 1945 graduate of Dillsboro High School.

  He was inducted into the United States Army on December 1st, 1945 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Floyd served as an air traffic controller at West Point during World War II. He was honorably discharged on April 25th, 1947 in Mitchel Field, New York. During his service, Floyd earned the World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the American Theater Service Ribbon.

  Floyd returned to Pleasant after his time in the service, and in March of 1951 was united in marriage to Flora Ann Pickett. This union of 65 years was blessed with two children, Steven and Kim.

  Floyd worked for Cummins Engine on the injector line and retired after 28 years. Floyd was a lifetime farmer and was happiest working on his farm. He also enjoyed woodworking, camping, and traveling to various state parks. He was a devoted husband, dad, and grandpa.

  Floyd will be missed by his loving son Steven R. Althoff of Bennington; by his daughter Kim Middleton and her husband Ricky of Madison; by his grandchildren: Heather Ann Cooper and Jessica Lynn Turner and her husband Marty; by his great-grandchildren: Creedence Cooper, Cosmos Cooper and Gypsy Turner; by his sister-in-law Edna  Moore of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and by other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his wife Flora Ann “Fody” Pickett Althoff, who died on August 5th, 2016; by his father John Roland Althoff; and by his mother Bertha Louise Cleeter Althoff.

  Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 18th at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 1415 North Gate Road Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

  A final salute with military honors was provided by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

  Memorial contributions may be made to World War II Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Hanover and Madison, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.