Obituaries 1-8-14


Irvin Mountz

Irvin E. Mountz, 73 years old, of Decatur, Indiana, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, in the Select Care Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Irvin was born on Friday, June 6th, 1941, in Switzerland County, the son of the late Merlyn Mountz and the late Irene (Courtney) Mountz.

He married Gail J. Brameier on June 9th, 1963, in Switzerland County, and she survives.

Irvin retired from General Electric in Fort Wayne and Decatur in 1996; after retirement he worked at Decatur Parks Department and Scott’s Food Stores. Irvin served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 and was stationed in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968.

Surviving are his wife, Gail J. Mountz of Decatur; his sons, Anthony “Shane” (Alissa) Mountz of Monroe, Indiana and Cory (Jo) Mountz of Decatur; his sister, Judy Liter of Decatur; his brother, Lucian (Rita) Mountz of Decatur; three grandchildren, Colton Mountz, Shaelyn Mountz, and Ethan Mountz.

Preceding Irvin in death was one sister, Donna Kay West.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 9th, in the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Carter officiating. Interment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, January 8th, in the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.

Preferred memorials are to A.C.C.F.-Heart Fund or Diabetes Fund.

Paul Arvin

Paul Thomas Arvin, 78, of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away Friday, January 2nd, 2015, at Baptist Health in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born January 29th, 1936, in Carrollton, to Hugh and Lora O’Neal Arvin. He retired as a civil engineer with the Jefferson Proving Ground. He was a member of Carrollton Post 41 and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He was a former member of the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969. He was of the Christian faith.

He is survived by one daughter, Molli M. Funk of Oakley, California; his four sons: Mark Thomas Arvin of Indianapolis, Scott Edward Arvin of Madison, Jody Michael Breeck of Vevay and Daniele Webster of Carrollton; one brother, Roger Arvin of Ghent, Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sisters, Carrie Doll and Noni Watson; and four brothers, John Vernon Arvin, William Harold Arvin, Luther Arvin and Gene Arvin.

The funeral was held Wednesday, January 7th, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky. Burial was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences can be sent at

Donald Dunlap

Donald Wayne Dunlap, 78, of Madison, passed away at 12:31 p.m., Tuesday, December 30th, 2014, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born October 14th, 1936, in Grant County, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Hayden Webster and Doris Evelyn Leach Dunlap. Donald began working at the A & P Grocery Store in 1950 at the age of 14. He was a personable young man who would bag groceries and carry the groceries for the customers to their cars or trucks. This was when this young man began his lifelong relationship with Jefferson County. When the A & P Store was sold, Donald had worked his way up to manger of the store and was personally known by the residents of Madison and most of Jefferson County. His magnetic personality and smile was one of his greatest trademarks. Donald was baptized at the Bedford Baptist Church in Bedford, Kentucky and was a 1954 graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge.

He was united in marriage to Brenda Sue Stockdale on March 16th, 1959, in Madison. This happy union and friendship was blessed with a son, Wayne and a daughter, Susan.

Donald then began a new career in becoming one of the most successful auctioneers in both Indiana and Kentucky. His skills in auctioneering made him known for being able to bring some of the highest prices paid in the country. He was so trusted as an auctioneer, that a lot of his clients would leave instructions in their last will and testament, that he was to conduct their estate sale. Donald had a great passion for horses, especially “flashy horses”.

Donald enjoyed collecting, antique cars, tractors, Harley Davidson motorcycles and other antiques. His greatest love in life was his family, the support of his friends and blessing his community with his talents and dedication to hard work.

He is survived by his son, Wayne Dunlap and his wife, Tammy of Madison; his daughter, Susan Dunlap Henry and Jon Thompson of Vevay; his loving grandchildren, Logan Henry, Amber Dunlap and Georganna “Georgie” Henry; his brother, Billy Joe Dunlap of Marysville, Tennessee; his special friend, Joan Shadday of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives, ;

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Brenda Sue Stockdale Dunlap, on January 3rd, 1991; his sister, Emily “Tootsie” Yvonne Grimes, on June 11th, 2014; his sister, Evelyn Ann “Evie” Dunlap O’Nan, on December 20th, 2011; and his grandson, Dillon Wayne Henry, on September 25th, 2008.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3rd, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Reverend Charles Dayadharum officiating. Interment was in Olive Branch Cemetery near Madison.

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

Janice Guilfoyle

Janice G. Guilfoyle, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 31st, 2014, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 11th, 1933, the daughter of the late Robert and Elsie (Krumdick) Guilfoyle. She was a graduate of Mother Mercy High School in Cincinnati, Class of 1952. Janice worked as a sales clerk at various department stores in the Cincinnati area. She enjoyed playing euchre, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends.

Janice is survived by her daughter, Sharon Sheets and husband Paul Douglas of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Angela Grace of Rising Sun, Christina Craven of Little Elm, Texas, Jennifer Anglin and Paul Douglas Sheets, Jr., both of Rising Sun; her great-grandchildren, Jessica Grace, Jonathan Grace, Jacob Grace, Andrew Anglin, Silas Sheets, Kiera Anglin, Noah Sheets, Eli Sheets and Uriah Sheets; his two brothers, Mike Guilfoyle of Cincinnati, Ohio and Rick Guilfoyle of Indiana; his four sisters, Barb Weinheiner of Toledo, Ohio, Christina Young, Maureen Saylor, and Bonnie Crawford, all of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Gail F. Sheets.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 6th, with burial in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family.

Carolyn Robertson

Carolyn Elizabeth Fleek Robertson, 73, of Madison, passed away at 11:40 p.m., Thursday, January 1st, 2015, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born March 14th, 1941, in Rising Sun in Ohio County at the family home on Salem Ridge to Marshall Eugene and Elizabeth May Chase Fleek. She was a 1958-1959 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

She was united in marriage to Edmon Leslie Robertson and he passed from this life on October 2nd, 2000.

Carolyn was first employed with Meyers Manufacturing in downtown Madison in the sewing department for 15 years. She then worked for 10 years at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and Madison. She had last worked for Midwest Gym Supply in Madison for five years. Carolyn was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church near Bear Branch. She enjoyed sewing, being with her family and yard sales.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol Colello and her husband, Chris of Madison and Cindy Rothrock of Madison; two stepdaughters, Linda Odit of Verona, Kentucky, Holly Hunter of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; three stepsons, Michael Robertson of Campbellsburg, Kentucky, James Robertson of Milton, Kentucky and Larry Robertson of Frankfort, Kentucky; her brother, Leroy Fleek and his wife, Mildred of Dupont; her sister, Norma Jean Winters of Butler, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Shana’, Melinda, Chaz, Cody and Toni; her great-grandson, Warren; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her great-grandson, Zerick

Funeral services were held Monday, January 5th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor Pat Lanman officiating. Interment was in Olive Branch Cemetery near Bear Branch.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carolyn Robertson Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Marilyn Johnston

Marilyn K. (Ryle) Johnston, 76, of Dillsboro, passed away Thursday, January 8th, 2015, at her home.

She was born on December, 13th, 1938, in the family home in Dearborn County, to Edward E. Ryle and Dorothy Mae (Van Sickle) Ryle.

On June 29th, 1957, she was married to James A. Johnston at Trinity Evangelical – Lutheran Church of Dillsboro, by the late Reverend Henry Kuring. To this marriage were born four children; two sons and two daughters.

She was a hairdresser, a secretary at both a law firm and bank, and most recently served as Trinity’s office-secretary until her retirement in December, 2008. She enjoyed crocheting doilies, reading, working crossword puzzles, camping with her family, spending time with her sisters and in recent years wintering in Florida with Jim.

She is survived by her husband, Jim of Dillsboro; her children, Rick (Vanessa) Johnston of Mahomet, Illinois, Rhonda (Randy) Hunt of Dillsboro, Randal (Barbara) Johnston of Centerville, Ohio and Switzerland County, and Rhea (John) Miller of Milan; six grandchildren, Joshua Hunt, Brianna (Blake) Johnston-Witsman, Hilary (Jake) Hunt-Drone, Jeremy Hunt, Emma Miller and Evan Miller; and one great-grandson Bennett Witsman; three sisters, Charlene (Kenny) Barlow of Marshall, North Carolina, Sharon Davies of Greensburg, and Pamela (Mark) Ginder of Dillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by both her mother (1996) and father (1999); her sister Nancy Ryle-Clayton (2011); and her brother Lucian “Sonny” Ryle (2011)

The Funeral Service for Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9900 Central Avenue, Dillsboro. Visitations are scheduled at the church for Friday, January 9th, from 4-8 p.m. and one-hour before the Funeral Service. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.

Ashley Jones

Ashley Elizabeth Jones, age 18, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 11:27 a.m. Sunday, January 4th, 2015, at the Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Bill McClure

William Morton “Bill” McClure, 94, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Monday, January 5th, 2014, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

He was born in Logan, Dearborn County, Indiana, on January 27th, 1920, the son of the late Shirley E. and Caroline (Fondong) McClure. He was a graduate of Bright High School, Class of 1938 and a graduate of Purdue University. He served his country in the U.S. Army as a Captain in World War II. While in service he received American Theater and Victory Ribbons, Asiatic-Pacific and Meritorious Unit Service Plaque.

On November 28th, 1947, he married Jean Humphrey McClure, who passed away on November 20th, 2007, just before their 60th wedding anniversary.

Bill was a former teacher and also a salesman for the Ralston Purina Company.

In 1957, he became owner of the Humphrey-McClure Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Bill and Jean operated the funeral home for 16 years and Bill was former president of the 9th District Indiana Funeral Directors Association. He was also former president of Rising Sun Rotary Club, Ohio County Cancer Society, Rising Sun Schools PTA, Rising Sun Racing Pigeons Club, Ohio County Conservation Club, Rising Sun Methodist Church board of trustees and Laughery Valley Boy Scouts of America. He was also director of the Rising Sun Building and Loan and member of the Ohio County Zoning Commission. He was an original member of the Rising Sun Life Squad and served as an instructor for the Patriot Life Squad. Bill was also a long time member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, VFW and Rising Sun American Legion and honorary member of the Patriot Guard. Bill’s commitment to his country and community will not be forgotten.

He is survived by his two sons, William N. (Pam) McClure of Rising Sun and Steven A. (Lisa) McClure of Wabash; his daughter-in-law, Pam McClure of Patriot; his grandchildren, Brady McClure (Courtney), Cody McClure, Katy McClure, Lance McClure (Jackie), Jake McClure (Ashley), Jesse McClure (Laura), Ashley Bowling (Andy); 11 great-grandchildren, Kynnlee, Hank, Halle, Landry, Laina, Callie, Carson, Conner, Cassie, Zach and McKenna.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jean; his son, Michael H. McClure; his brothers, Eugene and Glen McClure; and his sister, Marie Cottingham.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial with military honors will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59.

Ann Beckett

Annabelle S. “Ann” (Slack) Beckett, 69, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 5:07 a.m., Sunday, January 4th, 2015, at her residence.

She was born August 23rd, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Albert U. “Ben” and Dorothy (Scudder) Slack. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1963 graduate of Vevay High School.

Ann was united in marriage on April 3rd, 1965, at the Church of Christ in Greendale, Indiana, to the late, Kenneth LeRoy Beckett. Unto this union arrived two daughters, Stacia and Melissa to bless their home. Ann and Kenneth shared 30 years of marriage together until Kenneth passed away on April 25th, 1995.

In 1985, Ann earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing at the Marion College in Indianapolis, and later earned her Masters in Nursing at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Ann was a former Registered Nurse for the Franciscan Health Care at the Saint Frances Hospital in Indianapolis, for three years and for the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, for 10 years. She taught at the Ivy Tech Community College, University of Indianapolis and Marion College in Indianapolis. She was a charter member and past president of the Sigma Theta Sorority in Indianapolis, and a member of the Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority in Vevay. Ann was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay. Ann enjoyed needle work, shopping and keeping a meticulous lawn.

She is survived by her two daughters, Stacia Patarino and her husband Michael of Franklin, Indiana and Melissa Beckett Fowler of Goshen, Indiana; her five grandchildren, Adam, Sarah, Anna, Abbigail and Karoline; her two brothers, Fred Slack and his wife Vivian of Port Richey, Florida and Robert “Bob” Slack and his wife Pat of East Enterprise; her three nieces, Amy, Beth and Michelle; her nephew, John; her great-nieces and great-nephew, Liz, Sara Beth, Annalee, Katie & Paul.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 10th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Bob Cannon officiating. Interment will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., Friday, January 9th, at the funeral home. Tri Kappa will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church Choir, Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Multiple System Atrophy Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Aldean Wiley

Aldean M. (Pavy) Wiley, 91, of Mount Sterling, passed away at 7 a.m. Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

She was born September 10th, 1923, in Fairview, Indiana, the cherished daughter of, Leroy and Metah Irene (Seavers) Pavy. Following the death of her young mother, when Aldean was two years old, she was raised by her maternal grandparents, James and Maud (Detraz) Seavers. Aldean graduated from Vevay High School in 1942 and moved to Anderson, Indiana to work at Delco Remey.

After returning to Switzerland County, she married Leland R. Wiley on November 30th, 1946. This happy union was blessed with four children, Cookie, Butch, Linda and Alvin.

Aldean worked side by side with Leland for 49 years, building Wiley Farms, raising tobacco, corn, soy beans and milking a large herd of Holstein cows morning and night. Her favorite task was bottle feeding baby calves. She was an excellent cook and made many meals for hired hands. This union lasted until Leland’s death on August 8th, 1995.

Aldean continued managing until her death. Over the years, Aldean was active as a 4-H Leader, 4-H Fair Board Member, 50 year member of the Center Square Home Economics Club, Vevay High School Band Boosters among other things. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church for over 60 years and served as a Sunday School Teacher as well as President of the Ladies Aid Auxiliary for many years. She was honored in 2001 as the Switzerland County 4-H  Fair Mrs. Switzerland County. Later interests included reading, watching Tiger Woods play golf and keeping up with IU and Purdue Basketball. Above all she loved and supported her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren and was always supportive and proud of their many activities and endeavors. In the early years she enjoyed watching Leland and the boys pull tractors. She was an incredible lady and friend as well as a Mother and Grandmother and was respected by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children: Carolyn “Cookie” Gakstatter and her husband: Art of Winona Lake, Indiana; Gerald “Butch” Wiley & his wife: Jane of Columbus; Linda Wiley of East Enterprise; Alvin Wiley of Vevay; nine grandchildren: Belinda Rodgers & her husband: Bo of Vevay; Jennifer Flanagan and her husband: Malachy of Eagle River, Alaska; Angie Tom and her husband: Kyle of Warsaw, Indiana; Andee Tilden and her husband: Ryan of Warsaw, Indiana; Lori Wiley of Anchorage, Alaska; Eddie Wiley of Vevay; Haley Wiley of Brooklyn, New York; Sam Wiley of Jeffersonville, Indiana; Carrie Wiley of Hermosa Beach, California; 14-great-grandchildren: Stacia Curlin and her husband: Steve Rech of Harrison, Ohio; Greg Curlin of Vevay; Bryanna Curlin of Batesville, Indiana; Keegan Tom of Warsaw, Indiana; Noa Tilden of Warsaw, Indiana; Kailey Wiley of Vevay; Aidan Flanagan of Eagle River, Alaska; Kamden Tom of Warsaw, Indiana; Finnley Flanagan of Eagle River, Alaska; Molly Flanagan of Eagle River, Alaska; Ryan Flanagan of Eagle River, Alaska; Kameron Tom of Warsaw, Indiana; Brody Tilden of Warsaw, Indiana; Liam Wiley of Vevay; two great-great-grandchildren: Shaelyn Rech of Harrison, Ohio and Shelby Rech of Harrison, Ohio; one step-grandchild: Allison Martin and her husband: Jon of Noblesville, Indiana; three step-great-grandchildren: Devon Harper of Noblesville, Indiana, Olivia Garver of Noblesville, Indiana; Nick Garver of Noblesville, Indiana; one half-brother: Richard Pavy and his wife: Jean of Lawrenceburg; one half-sister: Mary Lee Reuter and her husband: Ed of Englewood, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Leroy and Metah Irene (Seavers) Pavy; and her husband: Leland R. Wiley.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 11th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Mike Sawalich officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, January 10th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leland and Aldean Wiley Scholarship Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Mildred Crandell

Mildred J. Webster Crandell, 89, of Sanger, Texas, formerly of Madison, passed away at 10:47 a.m., Friday, January 2nd, 2015, at The Home Place Health Care in Sanger.

She was born September 18th, 1925, in Vevay, the loving daughter of the late Merrell S. and Carry Ann Gullion Webster. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended school there.

On November 19th, 1941, she was united in marriage to James Earl Crandell in Uniontown, Indiana. This happy union of 72 years was blessed with a daughter, Marilyn and two sons, James Kenneth and Harold Bernard.

Mildred was employed with the Madison State Hospital in Madison as a psychiatric attendant and retired with 35 years of service. She had received her nurses training at the Madison State Hospital. She also enjoyed farming with her husband, traveling, gardening and being with her family. Mildred was a faithful member of the North Madison Baptist Church in Madison. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mildred enjoyed residing in Florida during the winter months and held membership in the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida.

Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn L. Beaver and her husband, Larry of Globe, Arizona; her two sons, James Kenneth Crandell and his wife, Lila of Dade City, Florida, and Harold Bernard Crandell and his wife, Elaine of Denton, Texas; her grandchildren, Tim, Angie, Clint, Jason, Zachary, Kimberly, Kevin, Michelle, Megan and Mackenzie; her 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Clarabell Crandell and Marietta Crandell, both of Moorefield; several nieces, nephews and other relatives

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, James Earl Crandell, on February 14th, 2014, her brothers, Melvin Webster, Floyd Webster, Raymond Webster, Lloyd Webster and Wilford Webster; and her sister, Ina Brett.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor Frank McGee officiating. Interment was in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at