Obituaries 08/29/2019

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Dale Thompson

  Dale Lee Thompson, 75, of North Vernon, Indiana, passed away at 3:01 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, at Majestic Health Care Center in North Vernon.

  Born October 22nd, 1943, in Seymour, Indiana, Dale was the son of the late Donald and Mary Catherine (Hazard) Thompson.

  He married Danilee Breitwieser on May 1st, 1993, at the First Christian Church in North Vernon.

  Dale was a 1961 graduate of North Vernon High School and worked on the assembly line for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for 32 years before retiring in 1996. He was a member of Church of Christ in Florence, Indiana. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, and using a backhoe.

  Surviving are his wife, Danilee Thompson; his daughter, Amy E. Lewis of North Vernon, Indiana; his granddaughters: Kaitlyn Marie Ann Lewis and Kalissa Laney Thompson, both of North Vernon, Indiana; his sisters: Becky Thompson, Denise (David) Keith, and Myra (Bruce) Fischvogt, all of Scipio, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his son, Gregory D. Thompson, who passed away on August 14th, 2014; and by his brother, Bruce Thompson, who passed away on December 1st, 2010.

  Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, August 22nd, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon, with the Reverend Roy Duckworth officiating. Family and Friends were invited to call on the family at the funeral home on Thursday, August 22nd prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial was in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, Indiana.

  Memorials may be made in honor of Dale to Our Hospice of Jennings County.

Angileah Staat

  Angileah Marie Staat, 22, of  Cleves, Ohio, passed away at 4:53 p.m. on Sunday, August 18th, 2019.

  Angileah was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on March 4th, 1997, the daughter of Angie (Dunaway) Staat, of Aurora, Indiana and Chad Staat, of Brookville, Indiana. She was a graduate of Switzerland County High School, Class of 2015.

  Angileah worked as a server at O’Charley’s Restaurant in Harrison, Ohio. Angileah loved the beach and being in the water. She also enjoyed playing horseshoes and softball. Angileah additionally liked riding motorcycles and going to drag races with her dad.

  Angileah is survived by her mother, Angie (Dunaway) Staat, of Aurora, Indiana; by her father and stepmother, Chad and Julie Staat, of Brookville, Indiana; by her sister, Caitlyn Staat, of Patriot; by her stepsister, Logan Smith, of Sunman, Indiana; by her maternal grandmother, Leah Devers, of Patriot; by her paternal grandfather, Clarence Staat and wife Pam, of Batesville, Indiana; by her paternal grandmother, Nancy Daddio and husband Ernie, of Fairfield, Ohio; by her step grandparents, Jim and Jane Link, of Sunman, Indiana; by her aunt, Karen Staples, of Sunman, Indiana; by her uncles, Steve Dunaway, of Rising Sun, Jeff Staat (Lisa), of Brookville, Indiana, and Lance Staat, of Sunman, Indiana; by her cousins: Bo and Alex Staat, Jeremy Staples, Bob Whitham and Joe and Corey Dunaway.

  Angileah is also survived by the love of her life, Justin Burris, of Cleves, Ohio and by his son Carson, whom she loved like her own.

  Angileah was preceded in death by her grandfather, Austin R. Dunaway.

  Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 24th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. Visitation was held on Saturday, August 24th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to LifeCenter Organ Donor Network, Rising Sun American Legion or charity of donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Jerry Smith

  Jerry Smith, age 71, of Vevay, passed away at 10:47 p.m. on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Jerry entered this life on June 1st, 1948 in Madison. He was the loving son of the late Robert Pierce “Bob” and Mary Frances (Littrell) Smith. He was raised in Vevay, and was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Jerry was inducted into the United States Army on May 7th, 1968, in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Campaign Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, 2 Overseas Service Bars, Army Commendation Medal, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar (M-14) and Marksman Badge (M-16). Jerry was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on May 6th, 1970 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

  Jerry was united in marriage on November 1st, 1969 at Fredonia Baptist Church on Tapps Ridge to Darlena “Kay” Lock. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Keith and Kevin. Jerry and Kay shared nearly 48 years of marriage together until she passed away on April 23rd, 2017. He was later united in marriage to Gloria (Johns) Artus at Fredonia Baptist Church on September 30th, 2018.

  Jerry farmed for several years in Switzerland County. He was employed as a stocker for Madison Tool & Die in Madison for eight years. He also co-owned and co-operated Bakes Insurance in Vevay, Indiana with his father, Bob for 25 years. Jerry was later employed as an insurance agent for Cole Bakes Insurance in Vevay, retiring after five years of service.

  He was a member of the Fredonia Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Jerry had resided in the Madison community 2006-2017; and later moved back to the Vevay community in 2017.

  Jerry enjoyed bowling and will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  Jerry will be missed by his wife, Gloria (Johns) Artus Smith of Vevay; by his sons: Keith Smith and his wife Rebecca of Vevay and Kevin Smith and his wife Valerie of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Huxley, Sam and Ben Smith; by his step-grandchildren: Zach, Kaylen and Kinsey; and by his brother-in-law, Terry Lock of Vevay.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Pierce “Bob” Smith, who died on November 24th, 1997 and Mary Frances (Littrell) Smith, who died on November 9th, 1992; by his first wife, Darlena “Kay” (Lock) Smith, who died on April 23rd, 2017; by his step-mother, Doris Nell (Kemker) Smith, who died on November 7th, 2001; by his twin brother, Larry Smith, who died on September 3rd, 1951; and by his sister, Emma Frances Smith, who died on June 14th, 1944.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, August 28th, by Reverend Wayne Daugherty, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.  Interment and full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery following the service.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, August 27th at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Carrie Ann Magyar

  Carrie Ann Magyar, age 31, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, at the St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Carrie entered this life on December 13th, 1987 in Warren, Ohio. She was the daughter of Dennis Magyar and Pamela Lynn (Catanese) and James Hilligoss. Carrie was raised in Warren, Ohio until she moved to Switzerland County, where she was a 2005 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Carrie owned and operated a catering business in Yankeetown, Florida. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, shopping and shooting guns and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

  Carrie will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Pamela Lynn (Catanese) Hilligoss and her step-father, James Hilligoss of Florence, Indiana; by her fiancé of six years, Jeremy Holder of Yankeetown, Florida; by her brothers and sisters: Tiffany Emery and her husband James of Florence, Timothy Scott Reitz of Florence, Michael Magyar of Findlay, Ohio, Ryan King and his wife Kelly of Florence, Kentucky, Rebecca Foster and her husband Scotty of Madison, Eddie Hilligoss and his fiancée Amelia Hatton of Deputy, Indiana, Adrianna Jennings and her husband Frank of Austin, Indiana, and Danielle Walters and her husband Thomas of Jeffersonville, Indiana; by her grandparents, Butch and Peggy (Pike) Hilligoss of Vevay; by her great-grandmother, Frances Lorraine (Peters) Pike of Vevay; and her numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, two great-nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her maternal-grandparents, James Leslie Catanese, who died on October 2nd, 1993 and Lula Belle (Stevens) Catanese, who died on November 17th, 2007; by her paternal-grandparents, Frank and Madeline Magyar; and by her uncle, Tommy Magyar.

  Friends may call on the family on Monday, August 26th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Carrie Ann Magyar Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Lloyd Alan Harris

  Lloyd Alan Harris, age 69, of Vevay, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21st, 2019, near Vevay.

  Alan entered this life on June 22nd, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late Lloyd Sheldon and Burnetta G. (Gullion) Harris. Alan was raised in Switzerland County,  and was a 1968 graduate of Madison High School in Madison. Alan majored in biology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, until he was in an accident his senior year of college.

  He was united in marriage to Sharon Bear. Alan was later united in marriage to Rebecca Sue Robinson on September 3rd, 1990, at Patriot Baptist Church in Patriot. This happy union was blessed with three sons: Travis, Christopher and Danny.

  Alan was later united in marriage to Carolyn Sarah Mahan on September 10th, 1999 in Covington, Kentucky. Alan and Sarah shared seven years of marriage together until she passed away on September 25th, 2006.

  Alan owned and operated the Alan Harris and Sons Appliances in Vevay for 34 years. Alan was a former member of the Millwright Local Union No.1076 of Greenwood, Indiana and Millwright Local Union No.1003 of Indianapolis, Indiana. Alan was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #185 and the Sons of the American Legion Post #5396.

  Alan enjoyed playing euchre at the Legion and VFW and swimming, but most of all, spending time with his loving grandchildren.

  Alan will be missed by his sons: Travis Harris of Vevay, Christopher Harris and his wife Amanda of Vevay, and Danny Harris and his companion, Skyla Allen of Patriot; by his grandchildren: Cassius, Jonah, Tripp and Jexlynn Harris; by his step-sons: John Davis and his wife Bethany of Crittenden, Kentucky and Cory Davis of Crittenden, Kenbtucky; by his sister, Paula Ann (Harris) Dodd of Madison; by his nieces: Kimberly Newlin of Birmingham, Alabama and Jennifer Wester and her husband Derek of Birmingham, Alabama; by his nephew, Brian Dodd of Madison; his great-nieces and nephews: Cole, Lily, Ella, Whitten and Sutton; and his companion, Brenda Lynn Bromwell of Vevay.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Lloyd Sheldon and Burnetta G. (Gullion) Harris, who died on August 18th, 1997; by his wife, Carolyn Sarah (Mahan) Harris, who died on September 25th, 2006; and by his brother-in-law, Edward Jacob “Ed” Dodd, Jr, who died on August 7th, 2018.

  Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 26th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends were invited to call on the family prior to the beginning of the service on Monday, August 26th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Guy S. Harris Scholarship Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.; or to the Harris Park c/o Patriot Posey Park Board. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Everett Wayne Griffith

  Everett Wayne Griffith, age 76, of Florence, Indiana, died on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay.

  Wayne entered this life on March 17th, 1943 in Madison, the loving son of the late Elisha and Edna Mae Padgett Griffith. He was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School. He attended Electronics School following his graduation from high school.

  He was employed with the Furniture Factory in Warsaw for 19 years and also operated Wayne’s T.V. and Radio Repair Service. Wayne then worked for the Town of Vevay for 15 years. He helped take care of the Vevay Cemetery, the parks, streets, and Ogle Foundation projects. Wayne liked to help people on their farms and loved his family.

  He was a member of the Point of Grace Family Praise Fellowship Church in Madison.

  Wayne will be missed by his loving  wife of 51 years, Shirley Ann Cooper Griffith of Florence; by his loving daughters: Sarah Griffith of Florence and Rachael Medeiros and her husband Jason of Madison; by his adoring grandsons: Jasper and Jacob Medeiros; and by his sister-in-law, Barbara Cooper of Aurora, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Elisha Griffith; and his mother, Edna Mae Padgett Griffith.

  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, August 25th, by Pastor Adam Faulkner at the Point of Grace Family Praise Fellowship, 3304 North U.S. Highway 421 in Madison. Interment will follow at a later date in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent, Kentucky

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Sunday, August 25th, prior the beginning of the service at Point of Grace Family Praise Fellowship.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Griffith Remembrance Fund.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres, which is assisting the family at this difficult time.