Obituaries 10/13/2022


Roger Boone

  Roger Dale Boone, age 71, of Vevay, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 at Norton’s King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Roger entered this life on October 27th, 1950 in Madison. He was the loving son of the late Edgar and Virginia Clubb Boone. He was a 1968 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

  He operated heavy equipment for over 50 years working on pipelines and road construction for several companies including Gayle Clubb & Sons, Reynolds, and Gohmann. He was a proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181. He believed in hard work and a job well done and was one of the best backhoe operators around.

  On August 16th, 1986, he was united in marriage to Karen “Sue” Fitzgerald in Warsaw, Kentucky.

  He had a passion for old cars and trucks and spent a lot of time restoring them in his younger years resulting in some beautiful vehicles. He bought a farm later in life and spent much of his time working on the farm, collecting tractors, and repairing just about anything. He always loved to drive, and you would often see him out in his signature shiny black Chevy truck.

  Roger loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them, working, joking, and talking. He dedicated many hours to caring for his parents when they were ill.

  On September 14th, 2022 he was baptized, declaring his belief in Jesus Christ. He fought a courageous battle against recent illness.

  Roger will be missed by his wife, Karen Sue Fitzgerald Boone of Vevay; by his daughters: Angela Elswick and her husband Jay of North Vernon, Indiana and Pamela Boone of Indianapolis, Indiana; by his stepsons Eric Thompson and David Koons; by his grandchildren: Shea Mays (Chad), Maranda Elswick, Josh Koons, Rebekah Koons, and Laken Thompson; by his great-grandchildren: Lilly and Ollie; by his sister Patsy Rose and her husband Terry of Bedford, Kentucky; and by his several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his parents-in-law; and by one niece.

  A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

  The family requests memorial contributions be made to Brooksburg Baptist Church, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and WHAS Crusade for Children. Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel in Madison.

Brian Brown

  Brian David Brown, 39, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, October 6th, 2022.

  Brian was born in Louisville, Kentucky on September 1st, 1983.

  Brian served his country in the United States Army. He was employed in casting for BPI. Brian enjoyed working out, landscaping, cooking, and spending time with his stepchildren.

  Brian is survived by his wife: Cameran Copeland; by his mother and stepfather: Belinda and Mikel Murray; by his daughter Christian Brown; by his stepdaughters: Aisligh Birge and Vaeda Copeland; by his brothers: Anthony Brown, Duane Brown (Dawn) and Tyson Schraeder; by his sisters: Amy Bailey (Anthony), Amanda Lozier, Michelle Brown, and Erica Schraeder; by his aunts and uncles, as well as several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Brown.

  Visitation was held on Sunday, October 9th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 10th, at the funeral home with burial following at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with expense, checks made payable to the Markland Funeral Home, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Eric Simon

  Eric Dale Simon, age 43, of near Fairview, Indiana, passed away at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, October 7th, 2022, at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Eric entered this life on May 30th, 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was raised in Switzerland County, and was the loving son of Dale Charles and Mary Ann (Emge) Simon. Eric graduated in 1998 from the Switzerland County High School where he was active in FFA and Switzerland County 4-H Club. After high school, he attended Vincennes University for agribusiness.

  Eric enjoyed helping on the family farm near Fairview. He was a former employee for the Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun for a few years. Eric loved planning parties and mailing cards to his family and friends over the years.

  He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay.

  Eric enjoyed watching TV, especially the Bengals, as well as, football and basketball games. He also enjoyed playing video games, writing, listening to music, socializing with his family, especially when it came to telling stories.

  Eric will be deeply missed by his father, Dale Charles Simon and his wife Bonnie of near Fairview; by his sisters: Elizabeth Newman and her husband Dan of Columbus, Indiana and Gina Orlando and her husband Rob of Dayton, Ohio; by his step-sister, Angie Haskell and her husband Eddie of Bennington; by his nieces and nephews: Julia Orlando, Adeline Newman, Matthew Orlando, Benjamin Newman, Avery Orlando and Angelique Combs; by his aunts and uncles: Patty Simon of Osgood, Indiana, Rose Marie Dolick of Reynolds, Indiana, Katie Emge of Delphi, Indiana, Dolores Simon of Osgood, Indiana, Linda and Tim Wissel of Greensburg, Indiana, Rita and Jim Bedel of Westport, Indiana, and Lou Wolter of Osgood, Indiana; and by numerous cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann (Emge) Simon, who died on March 18th, 2013; by his maternal-grandparents: Leo and Rose (Klinker) Emge; by his paternal-grandparents: Arthur Joseph Simon, Sr. and Eva Adeline (Tunny) Simon; by his aunts and uncles: Rita Ann Simon, Donald and Ola Simon, Arthur Simon, Jr., Charles and Lucille Simon, Eugene Simon, Mary and Donald Gilland, Amelia Wolter, Joseph and Shirley Emge, James Emge, William “Bill” Dolick and Catherine Simon; and by his cousins.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 11th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  The Rosary was prayed on Tuesday, October 11th, at the funeral home.

  The Mass of Christian Burial was conducted on Wednesday, October 12th, by Father Chris Craig, at the St. John’s Catholic Church, 331 South Buckeye Street Osgood, Indiana, 47037.

  Interment followed in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Osgood, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association or Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Kelly VanOver

  Kelly Ann (Norris) VanOver, age 61, of Vevay, Kelly passed away after a brief illness with Stage 4 lung cancer at 12:31 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd, 2022, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Kelly entered this life on May 8th, 1961 in Athens, Ohio. She was the loving daughter of Harry Thomas and Virginia “Ginger” (Blaut) Norris. She was raised in Amelia, Ohio and was a graduate of Amelia High School. Kelly attended the Cincinnati Visual Art School for two years.

  Kelly was united in marriage to Jackson Lee “Jack” VanOver on September 19th, 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kelly and Jack shared over 33 years of marriage together until her passing.

  Kelly and Jack resided in Cincinnati, Ohio for several years before moving to the Vevay community in 1989.

  Kelly was a former bartender for Ogle Haus in Vevay for three years. She was later employed for Nucor Steel Gallatin Plant in Ghent, Kentucky, retiring in April 2022, after 27 years of service.

  Kelly enjoyed flowers, gardening, fishing, painting and going to the Switzerland County Public Library.

  Kelly will be deeply missed by her husband, Jackson Lee “Jack” VanOver of Vevay; by her father and step-mother: Harry Thomas and Maxine Norris of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her sister, Jill Norris and her husband Tom Jemison of Milford, Ohio; by her aunt, Sue Zaun of Florida; and by her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia “Ginger” (Blaut) Norris; by her uncles, Bill Zaun and Howard Blaut; and by her aunt, Bert Blaut.

  Kelly’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are being held at this time.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Public Library. Cards are available at the funeral home.