Obituaries 1-1-15


Marjorie Bovard

Marjorie Lorraine Bovard, 88, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 26th, 2014, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

Marjorie was born in Aurora on February 2nd, 1926, the daughter of the late Ashael and Charlotte L. (Ross) Black. She was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1944. Marjorie was a member of the First Christian Assembly of God Church in Cincinnati. She was also a member of Women’s Aglow and Heart to Heart.

She married Robert Bovard on March 4th, 1946, at the Aurora Presbyterian Church. He passed away in 1977.

She leaves behind sons Jeffery Bovard, Michael (Marcia) Bovard, David Bovard and Phillip Bovard; daughters, Diana Hood and Barbara (Dennis) Duke; her sister, Charlotte Tennant; her grandchildren, Kimberly (Joe) Duke-Ibanez, Julie (Tony) Chowning, Jason (Ashley) Bovard, Christopher Bovard, Allison (Jason) Duggan, John (Laura) Bovard, Rachel Bovard, Justin Bovard, Emily Bovard, Kurt (Christy) Bovard, Madison Bovard and Emma Bovard; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, William Black; and her sisters, Deloris Wrench and Gloria Keller.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 2nd, from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Rising Sun Church of Christ, 430 Fifth Street in Rising Sun. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association or the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans). Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family.

Eva Eaves

Eva Jenel Eaves, 70, of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away Monday, December 29th, 2014, at her residence.

She was born August 22nd, 1944, in Sanders, Carroll County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Alvin Thomas “Pete” Lewis and Lura B. Wheeler Lewis. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ghent Baptist Church. She was also a member of the T.O.P.S. #529 in Carrollton.

She will be missed by her daughters, Cynthia Ann Eaves of Madison and Tracy Yvonne (Clay) Yocum of Carrollton; her son, Aaron Nicholas “Nick” (Stephanie) Eaves of Carrollton; her two sisters, Emma Irene Lewis of Carrollton and Bonnie Jean (Gene) Vannarsdall of Carrollton; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, John W. “J.W.” “Pickle” Eaves.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 2nd, at 1 p.m. at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Visitation will be Friday, January 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

The Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made at

Amanda Stoltzfus

Amanda S. Stoltzfus, three-month-old infant of Rexville, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at 8:40 p.m. Monday, December 22nd, 2014, at her home.

She was born September 8th, 2014, in Ripley County, the loving daughter of Ivan and Linda (Stoltzfoos) Stoltzfus.

She is survived by her parents, Ivan and Linda (Stoltzfoos) Stoltzfus of Rexville; her paternal grandparents, Daniel X. and Emma (Fisher) Stoltzfus, Sr., of Versailles; her maternal grandparents, Ammon and Lavina (Stoltzfus) Stoltzfoos of Holton; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Daniel X. Stoltzfus, Jr., on September 26th, 2013.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 26th, at the Jesse Stoltzfus residence, 10730 South County Road 450 West, Madison, IN 47250. Interment was in Ridge View Cemetery, Old Order Amish on 800 South in Rexville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

James Lennox

James Andrew Lennox, 61, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away at 6:30 a.m., Saturday, December 27th, 2014, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

He was born March 3rd, 1953, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, the loving son of Charles and Margaret Howe Lennox. He came to the United States with his family at the age of four. Jim was a graduate of Walbridge High School in Toledo, Ohio. He also graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. In high school, Jim was an all star athlete in the Northern Great Lakes Region in baseball, wrestling and football. He had recently been recognized and nominated to the Hall of Fame for amateur high school athletics for the NGLR.

On October 27th, 1990, Jim was united in marriage to Donna Roselyn Shuler in Evansville, Indiana. This amazing union of over 24 years included one daughter, Tara Jordan and two wonderful grandsons, Vincenzo and Santino.

Jim served as a Regional Vice President with Pepsico-Yum Brands for 25 years and for the past nine years has served as a District Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jim was very philanthropic and gave of his time to help with many local and national community fundraisers as a representative of both himself and his companies. Jim has been recognized through the years with many certificates of achievement and accomplishments in his working career. He was an avid golfer, loved athletics, especially football and baseball. Jim was of the Protestant faith and had fought a year long battle with stage four lung cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Donna Roselyn Shuler Lennox of Cincinnati, formerly of Indianapolis, Vevay and Madison; his daughter, Tara Jordan Serger of Cincinnati; his grandsons, Vincenzo and Santino Serger; his brother, Mackenzie Lennox of Toledo, Ohio; his two sisters, Merrill Berlincourt of Bloomington, Indiana and Shannon Cole of Columbus, Ohio; his six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Donald Bruce, both of Florida, Kathy Hershey of Noblesville, Indiana, Martin Douglas Shuler of Vevay, Yonna Heath of Vevay, Yolanda Jo Simmons of Madison and Yvonna “Yo Yo” Tilley of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lennox; his brother-in-law, Anthony Shuler; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne “Bud” and Eileen Shuler.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held March 7th, and invitation and notices will be published. Memorial donations may be made to the James A. Lennox Foundation for Small Cell Lung Cancer Research, please contact the funeral home for specifics.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Elizabeth Hack

Elizabeth Clara (Farrenkopf) Hack, 86, of Suwanee, Georgia, passed away at 2:48 a.m., Friday, December 5th, 2014, at St. Ives Memory Care in Alpharetta, Georgia.

She was born January 28th, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Alfred and Clara (Sprissler) Farrenkopf. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she graduated high school.

Elizabeth was united in marriage to the late, John Junior Hack and to this union two sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home.

Elizabeth was employed as a banker for the Gwinnett Community Bank in Suwanee, Georgia, retiring after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Catholic Church of St. Monica in Duluth, Georgia. Elizabeth enjoyed being outdoors, crafts, needlepoint, playing cards and working puzzles.

She is survived by her two sons, John Hack and Mark Hack, both of Suwanee; her two daughters: Kathy Earnest of Suwanee and Mary Shanis of Windsor, California; her five grandchildren, Rachel, Alicia, Kimberly, Jonathan and Alexandra; her two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Aaron.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Junior Hack, on July 4th, 1990.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 29th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Jim Johnson

Junior S. “Jim” Johnson, 90, of Madison, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, December 25th, 2014, at Forum At The Crossing in Indianapolis.

He was born June 24th, 1924, in Booneville in Prentiss County, Mississippi, the oldest of three children to Asberry Jackson and Harriet Rachel Searcy Johnson of Booneville. He was a graduate of Burton High School. Upon graduation he joined the Army Air Force on July 2nd, 1943, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and rose to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, serving in the 76th AAF Base Unit during World War II. He was honorably discharged on February 15th, 1946, at Camp Shelby, Mississippi receiving the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the American Theater Operations Medal. He attended East Mississippi Community College where he met his future wife of 61 years, Bobbie Jean Young. He graduated from Mississippi State University on the GI Bill of Rights in 1950.

Junior and Bobbie were united in marriage on September 8th, 1948, in Lee County, Mississippi and welcomed three daughters into their home.

He resided in Carroll County, Kentucky, for several years before moving to Madison in 1958. He began working at Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation as it was being built, as a member of the yard, eventually rising to Vice President before retiring in 1989 with over 36 years of service. He was a member of North Madison Baptist Church. As a dedicated member of the Madison Lions Club since 1964, he served as a past president and was named a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was an accomplished gardener who grew prize winning tomatoes and was a devoted tinkerer. He and Bobbie visited all 50 states and visited Europe several times. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and took great delight in his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. Jim’s daughter stated, “Dad was just a good man.”

He is survived by his three daughters, Linda J. Bennett of Indianapolis, Judy West and her husband, Michael of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Louise Johnson of Boston, Massachusetts; his grandchildren, William S. Bennett, Stacy L. Bennett, Anna K. Bennett Childers (Christopher), Jason T. Henry (Sara), Matthew A. Henry, Jessica Henry Kray (Jason), Lindsey M. West Kinney (Phillip), Chase M. West, and Paige M. West; his three great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Lourine Lowery of Booneville, Mississippi and Bobbie Jean Wilemon and her husband, J.P. of Belmont, Mississippi; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Asberry Jackson and Harriet Rachel Searcy Johnson; and his beloved wife of 61 years, Bobbie J. Young Johnson, on December 31st, 2009.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 30th, at the North Madison Baptist Church in Madison, with Pastor Frank McGee officiating. Interment was in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

A final salute was conducted Tuesday at the church during services with full military honors following at the cemetery chapel, all conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Madison Lions Club conducted a service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Lions Club. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at