Obituaries 09/05/2019


Jennifer Lewis

  Jennifer Marie “Jenny” (Hanson) Lewis, age 48, of Patriot, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st, 2019, at her residence.

  Jenny entered this life on April 5th, 1971, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a 1989 graduate of Milan High School in Milan, Indiana. She was actively involved in Business Professionals of America and was honored to be named to Who’s Who of America program in high school.

  At the young age of 16, Jenny met the love of her life, Dennis Rolland Lewis. They were united in marriage on April 9th, 1994, in Carrollton, Kentucky and shared 30 years together until her death.

  Jenny resided since the age of 18 in the Patriot community and was a wonderful homemaker. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music and spending time with her grandchildren, her dog and her cat.

  Jenny will be deeply missed by her husband, Dennis Rolland Lewis of Patriot; by her sons: Christopher Parker Lewis and his wife Andrea of Moorefield and Jacob Allen Lewis and his wife Emily of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Hunter, Leah, and Landon; by her mother-in-law, Phyllis E. (Smith) Lewis of Vevay; by her sister-in-law, Deena Knight and her husband Michael of Vevay; by her brothers-in-law: Bubby Lewis and his companion Michelle Springer of Vevay and Bobby Lewis and his wife Bonnie of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Claudell “Bud” Lewis, who died on March 24th, 2014; and by her sister-in-law, Tracy Lynne Lewis.

   Private family and close friends services will be held. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

  Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Ronald Perry, Sr.

  Ronald Everett Perry, Sr., age 68, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, September 1st, 2019, at 11:35 a.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Ronald entered this life on December 22nd, 1950 in Fairfield, Illinois. He was the loving son of the late George Everett, Sr. and Leona Doris Harris Perry. He was raised early in life in Wayne County, Illinois; and later his family moved to Rising Sun.

  He earned his GED and enjoyed taking college classes as well. Ronald was inducted into the United States Army on February 7th, 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri during the Vietnam War, and rose to the rate of Specialist Four serving in Company C 69th Engineers Battalion. He was honorably discharged on February 3rd, 1971 in Oakland, California earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Ronald was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in the Army and fought the effects of it until his death. He remained in the Reserves until being discharged on February 6th, 1974.

  On May 3rd, 1974 he was united in marriage to Maria J. Bruegge at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora, Indiana. This union of 45 years was blessed with sons: Ronald, Jr. and Jeremy.

  He was an over the road truck driver for his working career and had spent many of those years driving for R & M Trucking at Farmer’s Retreat. Ronald held membership in the American Legion, VFW, and Chapter 71 of Vietnam Veterans of America.

  He was a devout Christian and read his Bible. Ronald enjoyed fishing, hunting, especially Rabbits, gardening, bee keeping, riding his motorcycle, and being with his family.

  Ronald will be missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Maria J. Bruegge Perry of Madison; by his loving sons, Ronald Everett Perry, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of West Harrison, Indiana and Jeremy Perry and his wife Shannon of Aurora, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Chloe Clark, Olivia Clark, Cierra Perry, Gabriel Perry, Corbin Perry, and Hailey Thalheimer; by his sisters: Connie Addison and her husband Tony of Markland and Devona Fleenor and her husband Tony of Versailles, Indiana; by his brothers: Leon Perry and his wife Donna of Versailles, Indiana, Roger Perry and his wife Susan of Rising Sun, Kyle Perry and his wife Micha of Markland, and Cecil Perry and his wife Rose of Eminence, Missouri; by his brother-in-law, Martin Bruegge and his wife Cindy of Aurora, Indiana; by his sister-in-law, Marilyn Yoe and her husband Marc of Aurora, Indiana; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, George Everett Perry, Sr.; by his mother, Leona Doris Harris Perry; and his brother, George Everett Perry, Jr.

  Friends may call on the family on Thursday, September 5th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. A final salute will be conducted on Thursday, September 5th at 1 p.m. at the funeral centre by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion; with full military honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW or the Philadelphia Church of God.  Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Ruth Juanita Hunt

  Ruth Juanita (Koons) Hunt, age 93, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 4:22 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, at the Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Juanita entered this life on January 30th, 1926, in Patriot. She was the loving daughter of the late Carroll and Elva (Dewitt) Koons. She was raised in Patriot, where she was a 1945 graduate of Patriot High School.

  Juanita was united in marriage on October 18th, 1947, to J.W. Hunt. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Mary; and three sons: David, Wayne and Dennis. Juanita and J.W. shared 34 years of marriage together until he passed away on October 26th, 1981.

  Juanita was employed in laundry for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay for three years. She was also a cashier for Hunt’s Grocery Store in Florence, Indiana for five years and for a local grocery store in Quercus Grove. She also was employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Juanita helped on the family farm and was a wonderful homemaker.

  Juanita was baptized at the Patriot Baptist Church and attended the Florence Christian Church. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Juanita will be missed by her daughter, Mary Stogsdill and her husband Gary of Florence, Indiana; by her sons: David Hunt of Florence, Indiana, Wayne Hunt and his wife Kathy of Bennington, and Dennis Hunt of Florence, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Douglas Hunt and his wife Melinda, Julie Kippenburg and her wife Alice Messer, Sara Anderson and her husband Kenny, Jennifer Coy, Dusty Hunt and his wife Misty, Chasity Peters and her husband Chris, and DJ Hunt and his wife Chelsea; by her great-grandchildren: Tyler Yeary, Alexis Anderson, Kaitlyn Yeary, Cason Peters, Caylnn Peters, Rylan Hunt and Dawson Hunt; by her sisters: Rebecca Hunt of Florence, Indiana, and Roberta Young of Madison; by her brothers: Richard Koons of Warsaw, Kentucky, Randall Koons of North Vernon, Indiana, Rex Koons of Destin, Florida, Robert Koons of Guilford, Indiana, and Renny Koons of Milan, Indiana; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Carroll and Elva (Dewitt) Koons; by her husband, J.W. Hunt; and by her brothers: Roy, Ralph, Russell, Reed, Ray, Raymond, and Ronnie Koons.

  Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, September 1st, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, September 1st, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgewood Health Campus, 181 Campus Drive, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 47025. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Dennis ‘Denny’ Brown

  Dennis Leon “Denny” Brown, 70, of Rising Sun, passed away on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at his residence.

  Denny was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 24th, 1948, the son of the late Mescal (Koons) and Denver Louis Brown. Denny grew up in the Ohio County community and was a 1967 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  Denny married Connie Joy (Grace) Brown on January 22nd, 1977 at the Rising Sun First United Church of Christ. Denny and Connie were married over 42 years until his passing.

  Denny was a truck driver most of his life and last worked for Besl Transfer in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  With Connie’s encouragement, Denny obtained his auctioneer’s license in 1977. This began a long side career for Denny and Connie, working many auctions and estate sales. Denny was auctioneer for the Ohio County 4-H Fair Livestock Auction for many years. He also had worked as an electrician and logged trees. Denny was a true outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and playing golf. He also enjoyed horse pulling.

  Denny attended the Holmes Hill Church of Christ.

  Denny is survived by his wife, Connie Brown, of Rising Sun; by his daughter Chrissy Heller and her husband Doug of Moores Hill, Indiana; by his daughter Shelly Roth and her husband Brian of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his granddaughters Kaylin and Brittany; by his great grandchildren, Asylan and Conner; by his sister, Rita Green and her husband Gary of Rising Sun; by his aunts: Marjorie BonDurant, Carolyn Baker and Wanda Brown; and by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, September 2nd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Evangelist Tommy Johnson officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, September 1st at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Youth Advisory Board (supports Ohio County 4-H Fair) or to Holmes Hill Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home.