Obituaries 10/10/2019


Wayne Smock

  Wayne Smock, 76, of Rising Sun, passed away on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Wayne was born in Osgood, Indiana on November 16th, 1942, the son of the late Gertrude (Thola) and Byron L. Smock. He was a member of the last graduating class of Osgood High School in 1960.

  Wayne was an independent insurance agent for many years. Wayne proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve and was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. He was also honored as a Kentucky Colonel.

  Wayne had many interests and hobbies. He had a true passion for riding his motorcycle anywhere across the country and was also a American Legion Rider. Wayne was a die hard Indianapolis 500 fan and attended many of the races over the years. He was also a Cincinnati Reds and IU basketball fan.

  Wayne loved boating and being on the river. He enjoyed traveling, doing anything outdoors and had a love for animals. Wayne was also known for enjoying a good meal.

  Wayne is  survived by his daughter, Dana Jones and her husband Charlie, of Lafayette, Tennessee; by his son, Shane Smock and wife Jana, of Scipio, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Cara Maschino (Paul) of Lexington, Indiana, Ashley Readling (Andy Hales) of New Albany, Indiana, and by Dylan Smock (Kenzi Copley) of Scipio, Indiana; by his great grandchildren: Connor and Gavin; by his step-grandchildren: Heather Stubblefield (Dusty) of Lafayette, Tennessee and Kyle Jones (Ariel) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; by his step great-grandchildren: Henry and Adam; by his three sisters: Ruth Ann Burdine of Huntsville, Alabama, Karen Decker of Greensburg, Indiana, and Bonnie Grigsby, of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his brother, Bud Smock, of Hephzibah, Georgia; by his special nephew, Brian Grigsby, of Carmel, Indiana; and by many other nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

  Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and by his grandson, Chris Readling, who passed away on January 12th, 2015.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, October 9th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Tom Heim officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 9th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Greendale Cemetery in Osgood, Indiana.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County Animal Shelter or the Rising Sun American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home.

B.C. Morton

  B.C. Morton, age 79, of Madison, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

  B.C was born on January 7th, 1940, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Burton Joseph and Esther (Keim) Morton. During his high school years, his family moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he was a 1957 graduate of Saint Xavier High School. He attended Bellarmine College from 1957 to 1960 and then graduated from the University of Louisville Law School in 1965.

  On November 14th, 1965, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and attained the rank of Captain before being honorably discharged on September 7th, 1971.

  Over the years, B.C. was the public defender in Allen County, Kentucky and had a private practice in Crawford County, Indiana. He was previously a member of the Elk’s Lodge and Rotary Club in Scottsville, Kentucky. Most recently, he served as the Chief Probation Officer for Jefferson County and Switzerland County before the two counties developed their own probation offices.

  After retirement in 2010, he served as the director of the Scalo House in Madison and became very involved with La Casa Amiga. He was known to always have lollipops and candy in his office and would occasionally even bring ice cream for the kids. He was known to be sarcastic and irreverent, but also a man of integrity. He had a generous heart and respected the person, not status.

  He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where he often volunteered and served on the Parish Council. He enjoyed tutoring adults and children in their English studies, helping with Bingo, and was involved in Alcoholics Anonymous. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, trying new foods, reading and spending time with his grandchildren.

  He is survived by his children: Judi Terpening and her husband Allan, of Hanover, Burton “Judge” C. Morton, Jr. and his wife Mindy, of Anderson, Indiana, Jennifer Morton of New Albany, Indiana, Jessica Odenbaugh and her husband Lawrence, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, David Morton and his wife Nikki, of Henderson, Kentucky, and Joshua Morton and his wife Amanda, of Madison, Tennessee; by his brother, Tom Morton and his wife Katy of Louisville, Kentucky; by his brother-in-law, Dr. Gilbert Marchal of Louisville, Kentucky; by his 18 grandchildren; his four great grandchildren; and his five nieces and nephews.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Morton and by his sister, Ann Morton Marchal.

  Father Christopher Craig will conduct The Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Friday October 11th, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 413 E. Second Street, Madison, with interment to follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jefferson County Public Library, La Casa Amiga, or the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Contributions may be made at the church, Lytle Welty Funeral Homes, or Vail Chapel.

Cassandra Dilts

  Cassandra Marie “Cassie” Dilts, 22, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away on Monday, September 30th, at her residence.

  Cassie was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on August 30th, 1997, the daughter of Sadie (Cunningham) Dilts, and Chris Dilts, Sr.

  She was a graduate of South Dearborn High School, Class of 2016, but had attended Rising Sun High School until her junior year. Cassie enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing, camping and  hiking to creeks and to the river. Her greatest joy though was making a  loving home for her daughter, Lydia.

  Cassie is survived by her mother, Sadie Dilts and her significant other, J.R. Domke of Brooksville, Kentucky; by her father, Chris Dilts, Sr. and his significant other, Chelsie Oak of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her daughter, Lydia Baker; by her significant other, Brandon Baker of Greendale, Indiana; by her sisters: Amanda Dilts of Dillsboro, Indiana and Severin Domke of Brooksville, Kentucky; by her brother, Chris Dilts, Jr. of Rising Sun; by her grandparents: Steve and Ruth Dilts of Dillsboro, Indiana; by her grandmother, Deborah Cunningham of Holton, Indiana; by her nephew, Lucas; and by several uncles, aunts and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Hurley and Vina King; and by her grandfather, Harold Cunningham.

  Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 5th at Holmes Hill Church of Christ in French, Indiana, with Evangelist Tommy Johnson officiating. Visitation was held on Saturday, October 5th prior to the beginning of the service at Holmes Hill Church of Christ. Memorial donations may be made to the family to defray funeral expenses. Cards are available at the funeral home. Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Harold Dickason

  Harold Wayne Dickason, age 86, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 5:43 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  Harold entered this life on August 8th, 1933, at the family home in Vevay. He was the loving son of the late, Joseph L. and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason. He was raised in Vevay, where he was a 1951 graduate of Vevay High School.

  In his early years of life, Harold worked for Dickason Garage in Vevay. Harold earned his degree in business in 1956 from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  Harold was inducted into the United States Navy on March 1st, 1957, in Vevay. On October 1st, 1958, Harold rose to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade, the second commissioned officer rank in the United States Navy. Harold was honorably discharged on March 14th, 1960 at the U.S. Naval Receiving Station in Long Beach, California.

  On September 9th, 1967, in Ames, Iowa, Harold was united in marriage to Maryann Bortle. This union was blessed with two sons, James William “Bill” Dickason and Joseph Edward “Ed” Dickason. Harold and Maryann shared 52 years of marriage together until his death.

  Harold was employed as an electrician for AA Electric in Indianapolis, Indiana, for several years. He was also employed as an electrician for Lawrence Township School Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 2004, after 25 years of service.

  Harold was a dual member of the Speedway Masonic Lodge No. 500 F&AM, Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM, Past Patron of the Oakland Chapter No. 159 Order of Eastern Star and Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407. Harold was Past Master of the Oakland Masonic Lodge No. 140 F&AM and attended the VFW Post #261 both of Indianapolis, Indiana.

  Harold resided in Martinsville, Indiana from 1970-1993 and later moved back to the Indianapolis community in 1993 where he resided until his passing.

  Harold will be missed by his wife, Maryann (Bortle) Dickason of Indianapolis, Indiana; by his sons: Joseph Edward “Ed” Dickason of Muncie, Indiana and James William “Bill” Dickason and his wife, Mary of Noblesville, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Ginny, Xander, Max, Caid, Reese, and Holli; by his brother-in-law, William Lee “Bill” Konkle of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents: Joseph L. Dickason, who died on March 8th, 1991 and Mildred I. (Newkirk) Dickason, who died on July 17th, 1982; by his sisters: Mary Lou Konkle, who died on July 1st, 2011 and Roberta J. “Bert” Lamson, who died on May 11th, 2019; and his brother-in-law, Robert Dumont “Bob” Lamson, who died on October 3rd, 2017.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, October 8th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Masonic and Eastern Star Services were conducted on Tuesday, October 8th, at the funeral home 2019.

  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 Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM or Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter #407. Cards are available at the funeral home.