Nettie L. (Cox) Blodgett, 87, of Bennington, passed away at 6:25 a.m. Sunday, January 20th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born May 27th, 1925, in Switzerland County, the loving daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Reed) Cox. She was raised in Brooksburg and Switzerland County. She was a 1943 graduate of Technical High School in Indianapolis.
She was united in marriage on September 29th, 1945, in Indianapolis, to Clarence V. Blodgett. Unto this union two sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home. They shared nearly 68 years of marriage together until her death.
She was formerly employed in the finishing room at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay for 10 years. She was a member of the Home Church in Brooksburg and the Happy Go Lucky Club. She resided most of her life in Bennington and attended the Bennington United Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her love of gardening, antiques, cooking and taking care of her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence V. Blodgett of Bennington; her son, Donald Blodgett of Bennington; her daughter-in-law, Martha Blodgett of Pleasant; her grandson, Max Blodgett and wife Amber of Great Falls, Montana; her granddaughter, Carrie Blodgett of Canaan; her four great-grandchildren, Griffin Blodgett, Cole Blodgett, Kaven Blodgett and Gabe Blodgett; her two sisters-in-law, Mary Cox and Nell West, both of Indianapolis.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard C. “Rick” Blodgett on February 14th, 2001; her daughter, JoAnne Blodgett on May 28th, 2005; and her three brothers, Charles Cox, Edwin Cox and John Cox.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, January 24th) at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Bill Madison and Reverend Tom Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Slawson Cemetery in Bennington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Slawson Cemetery or Bennington United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Kay (Poling) Smith, 72, of Milan, formerly of Fairview, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
She was born September 4th, 1940, in Jefferson County, the loving daughter of the late Roy Francis and Naomi A. (Bliton) Poling. She was raised in Canaan and was a 1958 graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge.
She was united in marriage on September 26th, 1958, in Aurora, to Russell E. “Johnny” Smith. Unto this union one son and two daughters arrived to bless their home. They shared 46 years of marriage together until his death on April 1st, 2004.
She was a former cafeteria secretary for the Switzerland County School Corporation at Switzerland County Elementary School near East Enterprise for 14 years. She resided most of her life in Switzerland County. She was raised in the Jefferson Presbyterian Church in Canaan. She was a member of the Belles of Saint Mary’s Home Economics Club and Fairview United Methodist Church. She was baptized at Brushy Fork Baptist Church in Pleasant. She will be remembered for her love of working crossword puzzles, playing cards, traveling, reading, writing, gardening and crocheting. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.
Survivors include her son, Jeff Smith and wife Lori of Oakland City, Indiana; her daughter, Debra Smith and companion Jeff King and son Joshua of Cincinnati, Ohio; her son-in-law, Stephen Meyer of Fairview; her two grandchildren, Nicholas Buchanan and companion Sarah and Payton Smith; her great-grandchild, Brylee Buchanan; her four step-grandchildren, Kaleb, Heidi, Briana and Whitney; her three step-great-grandchildren, Kayden, Charlie and Kennedy; her four brothers, Jim Poling and wife Carol of Canaan, Max Poling and wife Joyce of Canaan, Joe Poling and wife Debby of Nabb, Indiana and Doug Poling of Jeffersonville; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Patty Jo Buchanan; her three brothers, Donald Poling, Bill Poling and Darrell Richard “Dick” Poling; her three sisters, Nyla Jean Harlow, Audrey Baugh and Verna Mae Schwagmeier; and an infant sister.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 21st, by Reverend Arnold Cutter at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Unit or to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Daniel Lee Turner, 23, of Rising Sun, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Wednesday, January 16th, at his residence.
He was born in Lawrenceburg, on September 12th, 1989, the son of Donald and Lisa (Conger) Turner of Rising Sun, who both survive. He attended school in Switzerland County. He worked for Belcan Staffing Solutions in Lawrenceburg. He loved to be outside and liked to hunt and fish.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Kindra Turner of Rising Sun; his nephew, Korbin Murrill; his grandparents, Billy Don and Kathryn Turner of Patriot, Daisy Klopp of Rising Sun, Dennis and Dottie Conger of Batavia, Ohio, and Gary and Chris Klopp of Lawrenceburg; his aunts, Connie Stephenson, Rhonda Turner, Evon Sue Bovard, Cacinda Scott, Carla Schwab and Merinda Klopp; his uncles, Gary Klopp, David Conger, and Tracy Conger; many cousins, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 23rd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Paul E. Koerner, 83, of Madison, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Friday, January 18th, 2013, at his home.
He was born August 31st, 1929, in Indianapolis, the loving son of the late Louis and Josephine Reutenburgh Koerner. He was raised in Indianapolis and was a 1947 graduate of Sacred Heart.
He was united in marriage on November 5th, 1949, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church to Patricia L. Wood. This happy union was blessed with three daughters and three sons.
He was first employed with Stark & Wetzler in Indianapolis in assembling and manufacturing. He later worked as a watchmaker for Barney’s in downtown Indianapolis. He then worked in life insurance sales in Indianapolis. In 1958, he began operating and ownership of the Key West Shrimp House with his loving wife, Pat. For the next 47 years they served and entertained thousands of people who came to enjoy the food at the Key West Shrimp House. He was a member of the St. Roch Catholic Church in Indianapolis. He enjoyed playing pool, chess, guitar, cards, learning new things and was dedicated to hard work. He was a loving husband, devoted dad and grandpa.
Survivors include his three sons, Steve Koerner and wife Linda of Indianapolis, Scott J. Koerner and wife Susan of Hanover and Chris Koerner and wife Susie of Madison; his daughters, Paula Davidson and husband Jeff of Freeport, Illinois, Sherry Compton and husband Ray of Indianapolis, and Laurie Hibbitt and husband Mark of Carmel, Indiana; his grandchildren, Jeff, Adam, Ben, Annie, Aaron, Whitney, Jake, Ashley, Alexandra, Brittany, Hailey, Hannah, and Holly; his great-granddaughters, Abby Rose and Julia; his two sisters, Mildred Stafford of Greenwood and Mary Reilly of West Palm Beach, Florida; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia L. “Pat” Wood Koerner on December 28th, 2009; and his brothers, Lou Koerner and James Koerner.
Funeral services were conducted by Chaplain Mark Hibbitt Monday, January 21st, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of King’s Daughters’. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Mary Lou Sentker, 70, of Rising Sun, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, January 20th, 2013, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born in Hamilton, Ohio, on January 13th, 1943, the daughter of the late William and Mary (Werner) Eckstein. She was a graduate of Oak Hills High School. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a former Girl Scout leader. She was an office worker and security guard at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Sentker of Batesville; her daughter, Mary Renee Farr and husband Rick of Rising Sun; her step-grandson, Cody Farr; her two sisters, Patricia Egbert of Mason, Ohio and Ruth Inlow of Sunman; and her brother, William Eckstein of Fairfield, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Wilma Ronnebaum.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, January 25th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Missionary Oblates or St. Labre School. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Dr. Frank Hare, Jr.
Dr. Francis W. “Frank” Hare, Jr., 95, of Madison, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Monday, January 21s, 2013, at his home.
He was born December 2 0th, 1917, in Monroeville, Alabama, the son of Francis W. and Mary Ellen Stallworth Hare, Sr. He was a 1941 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a 1944 graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He was always grateful to the U.S. Army for drafting him during World War II and providing the balance of his (and all other) medical school students’ education. He served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps from 1945-47.
After several years of fellowships and residencies, in 1952, he joined the Madison Clinic and the staff of King’s Daughters’ Hospital to practice internal medicine. As he told the story, his wife, Marjorie Cornell Hare, stayed in Boston with a newborn while he interviewed for medical positions around the country. When he drove down Michigan Road hill and saw downtown Madison, he knew that he wanted to settle there and practice medicine. With the help of the KDH staff, he started a department to provide elecro-, echo-, and exercise cardiography, the Intensive Care Unit, and the practice of cardioversion.
He was a member of the American Medical Association, the College of Cardiology, and was president of the Indiana Chapter of the College of Physicians. He published articles in state and national medical journals. Dr. Hare loved the practice of medicine, caring for patients and was a true “southern gentleman” in the respect he extended to all.
In retirement, he had time for reading, gardening, family, travel, and volunteering at Historic Madison’s Dr. Hutchings Museum. He always had time for ice cream. He was a faithful and loyal member of Trinity United Methodist Church, serving on many committees and teaching Sunday School for many years.
He is survived by his 101-year-old brother, Nicholas Hare of Monroeville; his two sons, Dwight Hare (Stephanie Bergsma) of Del Mar, California, and Richard Hare of Madison; his three daughters, Sara Hare of Madison, Marjorie (Bonnie) Hare (Richard Ice) of Madison, and Mary Sutton Roberts (Tom Roberts) of Portland, Oregon; eight grandchildren, Jason Brogan, Raney Brogan Williams, Gage Brogan, Kristyn Hare Bachmann, Gabriel Hare, Joshua Hare, Rebecca Sutton, and Amy Sutton; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Marjorie Cornell Hare, whom he married June 2nd, 1951, and who died October 25th, 1992.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 26th, at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Broadway in downtown Madison, officiated by Reverend Dennis Ingle. His body was donated to the University of Louisville Medical School.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, January 25th, and Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Historic Madison, Inc., or the Marjorie Cornell Hare Nursing Scholarship through the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Micheal Charles Allen, 47, of East Enterprise, passed away at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, January 20th, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 24th, 1965, the son of Joseph and Nancy (Finley) Montag of Cincinnati. He was a graduate of Aiken High School in Cincinnati. Music was his passion. He was a musician most of his life and was a member of the band “DeeZel.”.
Survivors include his fiance´e and love of his life Tonia Bottorff of East Enterprise; his parents, Joseph and Nancy Montag of Cincinnati; his daughter, Courtney Allen of Aurora; his son, Sergeant Michael (Alexandria) Allen of Cleves, Ohio; his stepdaughter, Cristal Rodriguez (Isaac) of Labelle, Florida; his grandchildren, Masen and Leo Allen, Aaron, Leah and Myah Rodriguez; his three sisters, Sandra L. Allen of Cincinnati, Holly Jackson of Cincinnati and Michele (Brian) Caya of Madison, Ohio; and his niece, Michelle Skinner of queens, New York.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Devon Huss Officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial donations may be made to the family. marklandfuneralhome.com.