Obituaries 10/01/2020

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Pauline Webster

  Pauline Webster, 91, of Ohio County, passed away on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at The Waters of Dillsboro in Dillsboro, Indiana.

  Pauline was born in Warsaw, Kentucky on May 29th, 1929, the daughter of the late Anna (Wagner) and Aurther Berkley. At a young age, Pauline and her family moved to Ohio County where she attended Rising Sun Schools.

  Pauline married Claude V. Webster on July 1st, 1950. Pauline and Claude were married nearly 56 years until his passing on May 7th, 2006.

  Pauline worked at Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurant for several years. She also formerly worked in the Ohio County Assessor’s Office and at Seagrams Distillery. Pauline spent the majority of her time working along side her husband and her sons on their family farm.

  She liked playing bingo and the slot machines and loved to play cards with family and friends.

  Pauline is  survived by her son, Roger Webster, of Rising Sun; by her four grandchildren: Billy, Daryl, Dena and Terry; and by her 12 great grandchildren.
  Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Claude; by her son Daryl Webster in 1974; by her brothers Ben, Donald and Aurther, Jr.; and by sisters: Irene, Katheryn and Naomi.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 1st following the time of visitation at the funeral home with Eldon Fancher officiating. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jeffrey Smith

  Jeffrey Todd Smith, 55, of Ohio County, passed away on Sunday, September 27th, at his residence.

  Jeffrey was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 16th, 1964, the son of the late Mary Ellen (Brewington) and Reuben John Smith. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1984.

  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class where he trained as a helicopter mechanic.

  An accident in 1986 changed Jeff’s life. Jeffrey was a Chevrolet man and after his retirement from the military, he enjoyed spending time working on many different projects in his shop.

  Jeffrey married Cheryl Fryman on January 21st, 1990 and four children were born to this union: Jeffrey R. Smith (Elizabeth), of Vevay; and Elijah Smith, Brooke Smith and Cody Smith, all of Ohio County.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 30th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Brother Tommy Johnson officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 30th prior to the beginning of the funeral services at funeral home. Burial was at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun.

  Memorial donations may be made to Holmes Hill Church of Christ.

Creola ‘Diane’ Schraeder

  Creola ‘Diane’ Schraeder, 86, of Rising Sun, passed away on Monday, September 28th, 2020 at the home of her daughter.

  Diane was born in Neodesha, Kansas on September 9th, 1934, the daughter of the late Maurine (Fairchild) and Clarence Imel Pfeifer. She was a graduate of Chanute High School, Class of 1952, and attended college.

  Diane married Richard John Schraeder on April 25th, 1954, and to this union six children were born: Tom, Belinda, Kathy, Judy, Melody, and Betsy. Diane and Richard were married over 52 years until his passing on October 21st, 2006.

  Diane retired from Seagrams Distillery after 31 years of service.

  Diane was a faithful Christian and member of the Rising Sun 1st United Church of Christ. She was a member of the Rising Sun Eastern Star and Salem Hilltoppers Home Extension Club where she served four years as Ohio County Extension Club President. She was a 4-H leader for well over 10 years.

  Diane and Richard enjoyed dancing, playing cards and loved traveling all over the country. She was a shrewd shopper and kept an eye out for bargains enjoying yard sales and auctions. She worked several years with auctioneer Ray Walton. Diane was a very talented crocheter and made beautiful afghans her family cherishes. She also enjoyed cake decorating and made more wedding cakes than we can count. Diane was an avid reader, a walking dictionary, and was able to spell anything.

  Diane is  survived by her four daughters: Belinda Murray (Mike), of Rising Sun, Kathy Ashley of Richmond, Texas, Judy Riddell (David) of Rising Sun, and Betsy McNab (Bill), of Crossville, Tennessee; by her son, Tom Schraeder (Marla) of Rising Sun; by her 20 grandchildren; her 28 great-grandchildren (with one on the way); and one great great-grandson. She is also survivor by her two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law from South Dakota; and several nieces and nephews.

  Diane was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Richard; by her sister Joan Kirk; by her daughter Melody Hardwick in 2018; by her son-in-law Tony Hardwick in 2016; and by her son-in-law, Glenn Ashley in 2019.

 Visitation will be held from 5-8: p.m. on Friday, October 2nd at Markland Funeral Home with Eastern Star services at 7  p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 3rd at the funeral home, with Lane Siekman officiating. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun 1st United Church of Christ, Phi Beta Psi Sorority or charity of donor’s choice.

Helen Johnson

  Helen Jean Johnson, 87, of Rising Sun, passed away on Sunday, September 27th, 2020, at her residence.

  Helen was born in Ohio County, Indiana, on June 19th, 1933, the daughter of the late Nannie (Beard) and Dilver Lotton. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1950.

  Helen married Robert Johnson on May 14th, 1966. Helen and Robert were married over 43 years until his passing on December 7th, 2009.

  Helen retired in 2013 from  River Valley Resources in Madison, where she worked as Regional Supervisor. She was also former Regional Director for the State of Indiana Work Force Development.

  Helen was a lifetime member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a former board member of the Ohio County Community Foundation and the Ohio County Medical Board.

  Helen is survived by her two daughters: Mona Dilts and her husband Dennis of Indianapolis, Indiana and Bev Smith of Rising Sun; by her two sons: Denny Meyer and his wife Phyllis of Rapid City, South Dakota and Tommy Johnson of Rising Sun; by her six grandsons: Phillip, Clinton, Adam, Trent, Eric and Mark; by her seven great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren; by her brother-in-law, Ernie Johnson and his wife Donna of Rising Sun; and by her sister-in-law Betty Ripberger and her husband Tom of Cold Springs, Kentucky.

  Helen was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Robert; by her grandson Josh Meyer; by her brothers Irvin and Junior Lotton; and by her sister, Mary Ann Leffler.

  Funeral services will held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 2nd, 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 Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or charity of donor’s choice.

Tim Demaree

  Tim Demaree, 65, of Versailles, Indiana, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Friday, September 25th, 2020 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison.

  He was born in Batesville, Indiana on November 23rd, 1954, the son of Delver and Jeanette Bliton Demaree.

  He was married to Melanie Grey on July 3rd, 2004 and she survives.

  Tim spent his entire working career as a trucker. He worked many years as an over the road driver and since 2006 he and Melanie owned and operated Demaree Trucking south of Versailles. Tim was a member of the Teamsters Union. The love of Tim’s life was his family, especially his grandchildren.

  In addition to his wife, other survivors include his three sons: Jimmy (Clare) Demaree of Dupont, Indiana; Weston Ellis of Bennington; and Ethan Ellis of North Vernon, Indiana; by his three daughters: Timea Demaree of Deputy, Indiana; Dawn Bolton of Versailles, Indiana, and Amanda (James) Gribbons of Knoxville, Tennessee; by his six grandchildren: Tyler and Derek Hoskins, Lillian Cline, Sophia Renee` Gribbons, Luke Wyatt Demaree, and Lola Jo Sky Demaree; by his three brothers: Duane Demaree of Benham, Indiana, Wes Demaree of Versailles, Indiana, and Howard Lane Demaree of Versailles, Indiana; and by his sister Myrna, of Dillsboro, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother Verland Demaree.

  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 1st at 11a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana, with Minister Randy Thieman officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 30th, at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.

Dale Covington

  Dale Robert Covington, age 63, of Vevay, passed away at 5:18 a.m. on Tuesday September 22nd, 2020, at the Norton Healthcare Pavilion in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Dale entered this life on July 26th, 1957 in Madison. He was the son of the late Broadus A. and Pauline (Jump) Covington. Dale was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Dale was united in marriage on November 5th, 1983 at the Vevay Church of Christ to Kathy J. Wagner. Dale and Kathy shared nearly 37 years of marriage together until his death.

  He was employed for Randall-Textron in Vevay for several years; and as a truck driver for DCI Trucking in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for 18 years. Dale was employed as a route driver for Best Way Disposal retiring in 2016 after 16 years of service.

  Dale enjoyed riding the lawn mower, fishing, John Deere, and spending time with his family and friends. Dale especially enjoyed his mini farm, his horses, dogs and cats.

  Dale will be missed by his loving wife, Kathy J. (Wagner) Covington of Vevay; by his sons: Cody Covington and his wife Jennifer of Vevay and Jeremy Jackson and his wife Shannon of Florence, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Nathan Jackson, Lauren Jackson, Payton Covington, Aiden Covington and Jacob Covington; by his sisters: Debra Earl and her husband Gary of Lexington, Kentucky, Loraine Lukie of Aurora, Indiana, and Annie Clark and her husband Jim of Clarksville, Indiana; by his half-sisters: Evelyn Sexton of O’Fallon, Missouri and Dolly Jean Polley of Covington, Kentucky; and by his several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Broadus A. Covington, who died on January 25th, 1989 and Pauline (Jump) Covington, who died on September 2nd, 2012; by his brother, Marvin Gerald Covington, who died on May 31st, 1987; by his sister, Dora Ernestine “Mickey” Buchanan; by his sister-in-law, Evelyn Louise (Shelton) Covington, who died on September 26th, 1996; by his brother-in-law, Michael John Lukie, who died on June 27th, 2018; by his nephews: Marvin Gerald Covington, Jr., who died on May 19th, 2017, and Timmy Martin; and by his niece, Misty Noelle Bressert, who died on August 21st, 2010.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, September 25th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, September 26th, by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Dale Robert Covington Memorial Fund c/o Kathy J. Covington. Cards are available at the funeral home.