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Jackie Bedford, Jr.

Jackie L. Bedford Jr., age 52 of Patriot, passed away on January 1st, 2017.

Jackie was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on January 19th, 1964, the son of Jackie Lee Bedford Sr. and Linda M. (Hill) Manzi.

Jackie was a United States Army Veteran, serving from 1982-1986. He was a salesman at Toyota for over 10 years. He enjoyed collecting coins, baseball cards, and also stamps. Jackie loved the Carolina Panthers, and was also a member of the Princeton Pike Church of God, and sang with the Shekinah Singers.

Jackie is survived by his children: Faith Bedford and Linda Bedford; his mother, Linda M.(Phil) Manzi; his siblings: Jeffery (Sherry) Bedford, Lisa Rogers, Michael Bedford, Missy (Scott) Bucher; nieces and nephews that he loved dearly; and his dog that he loved dearly, ‘Rennie’.

Jackie was preceded in death by his grandparents: Judson Hill and Christine Hill.

Funeral service were held at Princeton Pike Church of God, 6101 Princeton Glendale Road, Hamilton, Ohio, on Saturday, January 7th, 2017, with Reverend Barry Clardy of Princeton Pike Church of God officiating. Burial followed at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation was held on Saturday, January  7th, prior to the beginning of the service at Princeton Pike Church of God.

The Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ohio, is assisting the family.

Michael Moore

Michael Timothy Moore, 75, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, January 6th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Michael was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 18th, 1941, the son of the late Dollie (Joy) and Ivan Moore. He was a graduate of Independence Bible College in Independence, Kansas. Michael also attended God’s Bible School and College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and received his bachelors of science degree from the University of Cincinnati.

He retired from the Cincinnati Police Department after 28 years of service. Michael attended the Bible Methodist Church in Burlington, Kentucky.

On June 17th, 1989 he married Joyce (Peters) Moore, who survives him.

In addition to his loving wife Joyce, Michael is survived by two sons: Thomas Moore of Greendale, Indiana and Jonathan Moore of Covington, Kentucky; by five grandsons; by two sisters: Rebecca Robinson of Aurora, Indiana and Nancy Koller of Oregon; by three brothers: Malcolm Moore of Hamilton, Ohio; Clinton Moore of Gila Bend, Arizona; and Carl Moore of Elk City, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a brother, Danny Moore; and a sister, Sarah Moore.

Private family services were held on Wednesday, January 11th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

Memorial donations may be made to Homes For Our Troops or to Goodwill. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Vera Cutter

Vera Jean Ketenbrink Cutter, age 80, of Indianapolis, Indiana formerly of Madison, died on Saturday, January 7th, 2017, at 4:48 p.m. at the I.U. Health West in Avon, Indiana.

Vera entered this life on September 29th, 1936 in Ohio County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late William Fredrick and Dorothy Marie Dickason Ketenbrink. She was a 1954 graduate of Rising Sun High School and was raised in the Bear Branch community.

Vera was united in marriage to Otto William Cutter on October 9th, 1959 in Madison. This happy union of 55 years was blessed with two sons: Bradley and Steven; and three daughters: Barbara, Connie and Rebecca.

She worked early in life at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, from 1954-1959; and worked as a secretary at Grandview Memorial Gardens from 1977-1997 in Madison. She and Otto lived in Switzerland County for 17 years before moving to their farm in Jefferson County in 1977. She was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Madison and enjoyed gardening, reading, and sewing. She was an accomplished seamstress having made all three of her daughters’ wedding dresses.

Vera had made costumes for her family for the Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay for many years and the family was recognized for being the largest family always in costume. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She had resided for the past three years with her daughter, Barbara as her health declined. She will be remembered for her caring nature of others, her award winning smile and her thankfulness that she expressed to everyone.

Vera will be missed by her loving sons: Bradley Cutter and his wife Donna of Madison; Steven Cutter and his wife Tina of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky; by her loving daughters: Barbara Clemons and her husband Jeff of Indianapolis, Indiana; Connie Brink and her husband Russ of Madison; and Rebecca Morris and her husband Clint of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She will also be missed by her grandchildren: Amanda, Emily, Tabitha, Christopher, Sean, Sara, Beth and Matt; her great grandchildren: Courtney, Natalie, Eli, and Evan; her sisters: Opal Coates of Vevay, and Helen Levell of Vevay; and her brother, Earl Ketenbrink and his wife Sharon of Rising Sun.

Also surviving are her brother in law and sisters in law, Reverend Arnold and Annette Cutter of Dillsboro, Indiana; Donna Ketenbrink of Bear Branch; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Frederick Ketenbrink, who died on January 18th, 1964; her mother, Dorothy Marie Dickason Ketenbrink, who died on November 3rd, 2001; her brothers: Roy Lee Ketenbrink, who died on January 5th, 2010 and Paul Ketenbrink; her beloved husband of 55 years, Otto William Cutter, who died on November 20th, 2014; her brothers in law: Paul David Levell Sr., who died on July 19th, 2006 and Robert C. Coates, who died on March 24th, 2001; her nieces, Donna Marie Coates Turner, who died on January 28th, 2012 and Tina Jay Ketenbrink, who died on August 24th, 1977; and her twin great granddaughters, Kaylie and Allie Bye, who died on March 16th, 2009.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 14th, 2017, at 1 p.m., by Pastor James Smith at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1429 Clifty Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Resurrection Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Corrine Joy Saylor

Corrine Joy Saylor, 85, of Rising Sun, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Joy was born in Maretburg, Kentucky on November 20th, 1931, the daughter of the late Nellie (Norton) and Roy L. Cope. She graduated from high school in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, and attended college in London, Kentucky.

She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and the West Chester, Ohio, Eastern Star. Joy last worked at Walmart.

Joy is survived by her husband James Saylor of Rising Sun; by two sons: Jimmy Saylor and his wife Pamela, of Plant City, Florida and Joey Saylor and his wife Tammy, of Monroe, Georgia; by grandchildren Jeremy Saylor and Jessica Vetor; by great grandchild Kameryn Saylor; by sister Jolene Bullen, of Brodhead, Kentucky; and by a brother, Roy Cope, of Barry, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by grandson Joey Christopher Saylor; and by her brother Bernis Cope – just the day before her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 12th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Boys Town. Cards are available at the funeral home.

John Rumsey

John William Rumsey, 59, of Rising Sun, passed away at 12:12 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at his residence.

John was born in Batesville, Indiana, on September 8th, 1957, the son of Wanda (Smith) Rumsey and the late Louis Rumsey. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1975.

John worked as a control operator for Dynergy, also for Cincinnati Gas & Electric and Duke Energy. John was very active in the Rising Sun community and was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, Ohio County School Board and a Rising Sun City Council member. He was also a faithful member of the Rising Sun United Methodist Church.

On October 16th, 1976 he married Tina Marie (Estes) Rumsey. They were married by Tina’s father, Reverend Robert Estes at the Dillsboro Baptist Church. John and Tina were married over 40 years. John enjoyed running, sports, hiking and walking. He was also a Cincinnati Reds, Bengals and IU fan. Spending time with his loving family made him the happiest.

John is survived by his wife, Tina Rumsey of Rising Sun; by his mother, Wanda Rumsey of Rising Sun; by his son, Jeffrey Rumsey (Christina) of Rising Sun; by two daughters, Kristin Miller (David) of Cincinnati, Ohio and Allison Summerford (Robert) of Hendersonville, Tennessee; and by grandchildren Greta and Barrett Rumsey.

He is also survived by a brother, Michael Rumsey of Rising Sun; by a sister, Cheryl Grosser of Rising Sun; by his mother-in-law, June Estes of Rising Sun; and by sister-in-law, Patty Wiley (Steve) of Livermore, California.

John was preceded in death by his father, Louis Rumsey; and his father-in-law Reverend Robert Estes.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 14th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Gregory Waggoner officiating. Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 13th, from 5-8 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Marshall Mathews

Marshall Allen Mathews, age 86, of Vevay, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Thursday, January 5th, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Marshall entered this life on August 18th, 1930, in New Marion, Indiana, the loving son of the late Walter and Mae D. (Demaree) Mathews. He was raised in Vevay, where he was a handful and attended the Vevay High School until the 10th grade, when he went to work with his uncle for Caterpillar in Illinois.

Marshall was inducted into the United States Army Air Force on May 21st, 1948. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on February 13th, 1950 at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Marshall was inducted into the United States Air Force on February 14th, 1950, at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, serving during the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany and North Africa. He earned the Occupation Medal (German), Good Conduct Medal and the Berlin Airlift Device. He served in the 1254th Air transport Group Special Missions. Marshall was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant on March 5th, 1953 in Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C.

Marshall was united in marriage on March 21st, 1962 at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, to Lona F. White, and to this union arrived a daughter: Michele René; and two sons: Michael Ryan and Patrick Allen, to bless their home.

Marshall was employed as a mechanic, where he worked on transmissions for General Motors in Madison. He was also employed as a concrete foreman for Solitt Construction Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he helped build the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana. He was also employed as a marble and ceramic installer for the Vermont Marble Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, until he became disabled in an industrial accident, retiring in 1982 after 20 years of service.

Marshall was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and a lifetime member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was also a member of the Whitestown Lutheran Church in Whitestown, Indiana.

Marshall resided in the Zionsville community for 20 years and later resided on Smith Ridge in Moorefield since 1986. In his early years of life, Marshall enjoyed working on cars, coaching youth football, playing pool and attending to his garden. He also enjoyed fishing, mowing his grass, playing cards and telling jokes.

Marshall will be dearly missed by his daughter: René Mathews Stewart and her husband: Ryan of Vevay; his sons: Michael Ryan Mathews of St. Petersburg, Florida and Patrick Allen Mathews of Clearwater, Florida; by his grandchildren: Matthew Marshall Mulligan (Airman First Class), John Patrick Mulligan, Alixandra Shank-Mulligan, Gemma Mae Mathews and Tonya (Mathews) Balance; by his sisters: Alma Downey of Anderson, Indiana, and Ione Rodgers of Shelbyville, Indiana; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Mae D. (Demaree) Mathews; by his grandson: R.J. (Mathews) Balance; by his brother: Walter Edwin Mathews; by his sisters: Aldean Williams and Freda Lindfors and his nephew: Walter “Wally” Mathews.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, January 9th, 2017, 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.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, January 9th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Community Fire Department or Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Bernard Housemeyer

Bernard George Housemeyer, 91, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at his residence.

Bernard was born in Ohio County on April 27th, 1925, the son of the late Julia (Neaman) and George Housemeyer. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1943. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Bernard worked as a tugboat Captain at Indiana-Michigan Electric Corporation in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for over 38 years; but was always a farmer at heart.

On September 23rd, 1948 he married Alberta Anderson at the 1st Evangelical & Reformed Church in Aurora, Indiana. Bernard and Alberta were married over 68 years.

He was a member of the Rising Sun First United Church of Christ. Bernard was a very active member of the Rising Sun Lions Club for many years, as well as the American Beef Association and the Indiana Simmental Association. Bernard enjoyed farming, raising cattle, coaching and playing ball.

Family was the most important thing to Bernard and he looked forward to the fall hay rides and going to any activity his grandchildren were involved with. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many.

Bernard is survived by his loving wife Alberta Housemeyer of Rising Sun; by two daughters: Cindy Cobb (Steve) of Carmel, Indiana, and Denise Wilber (David) of Columbus, Indiana; by a son, Doug Housemeyer (Diane) of Carmel, Indiana; by grandchildren: Mark Cobb (Katy), Alissa Moody (Aaron), Jeron Wilber (Crystal), Matthew Housemeyer (Lauren) and Griffin Housemeyer (Melissa); and by great grandchildren: Noah Wilber, Gadson Cobb, Lola Rose Cobb, Grady Cobb, Parker Moody and Izzie May Moody.

Bernard was preceded in death by his parents; by a son, Randy Housemeyer in 1976; by brothers, Ralph and Orville Housemeyer; and by a sister, Maritta Kruse.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 7th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor TeriLynn Stackhouse officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, January 6th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun First United Church of Christ or charity of donor’s choice. Cards are available at funeral home.