Obituaries 10-22-15


Wilford E. Coy

Wilford E. Coy, 81, of South Whitley, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at his home.

Born on September 29th, 1934 in Florence, Indiana, he was the son of Robert L. and Emma (Phillips) Coy.

Wilford was born and raised in Southern Indiana, attended school in Florence and, on September 30th, 1966, he was married to Marilyn Sue Warner. Marilyn and Wilford had three daughters: Lee Ann, Jill and Jade; whom he always referred to as his “little girls.”

Wilford worked for both Switzerland County and the town of Vevay for a combined 24 years. He was humbled by and most proud of digging graves and caring for the grass at Vevay Cemetery.

In 1988 the family moved from Vevay to South Whitley. Locally, Wilford had worked for Whitley Manufacturing before retiring.

Wilford kept active in his retirement and was a very social person – he never knew a stranger. He was a member of the McDonald’s senior club; a life-time member of the Cincinnati Reds Fan Club; and attended Collamer Christian Church when he could. He was a ‘bench warmer’ at Kroger and WalMart, where he loved to sit and socialize with the other shoppers.

He was always known to have a pen handy and had accumulated quite a collection of them.

Wilford will be deeply missed by all, but will be especially remembered by his “little girls”: Lee Ann Cicero of South Whitley, Indiana; Jill Coy of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Jade Lopez of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He will also be missed by his granddaughter: Dakota Robinson of Marion, Indiana; by grandsons: Dallas Coy and Levi Coy both of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Dakota Funnell of Bowling Green, Kentucky; by his brothers: Robert (Naomi) Coy of Milroy, Indiana and Harold (Nettie) Coy of Madison. Also surviving is a special niece, Tina Nettrouer of RoAnn.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn; his parents; his in-laws, Charles and Rosalie Warner; his nieces, Sabrina Smith Clark and Conswelia Smith; and a nephew, Jonathan Smith.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 22nd, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, Indiana. The funeral will also be held in the funeral home Friday, October 23rd, and will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at the Vevay Cemetery, with a graveside service beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd. Memorial contributions be given to his surviving family.

Charles Green

Charles Green, 84, died at 6:20 p.m. on Monday October 19th, 2015, at his residence in Center Square.

Charles entered this life on August 16th, 1931, on Plum Creek in Switzerland County, the son of the late Andrew and Sadie M. (Peters) Green. He was raised on Plum Creek in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School.

He was inducted into the United States Army on January 20th, 1949 in New Albany, Indiana, serving during the Korean War. He served in the 10th Recon Company 10th Infantry Division at Fort Riley Kansas, earning the Army of Occupation Medal, Republic of Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Korean Service Medal with 5 Bronze Service Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on June 3rd, 1952 at Fort Riley Kansas, with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Charlie was united in marriage on January 19th, 1957, in Madison, to Jo Orem, and to this union arrived two daughters to bless their home. Charlie was a farmer, working with his son-in-law Kenny McClurg and daughter, Jenny; and later with additional help from his grandson Tobie.

He was a former employee of Delco Remy in Anderson, Indiana, from 1955-1961. Charles owned and operated Vevay Concrete Plant from 1970-1979, and was also a former partner in the Vevay radio station WMGH in the late 70’s.

He was a member of the Switzerland Lodge No.122 F&AM, the Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Plum Creek Baptist Church.

Charlie will be remembered for his love of baling hay, fishing, hunting, and raising cattle.

Charles will be missed by his wife: Jo (Orem) Green of Center Square; his daughters: Jenny McClurg and her husband: Kenny of Bennington; Tracy Naegele and her husband: Russ of Moorefield; his grandchildren: Erin Jackson, Myra Fields, Tobie McClurg and Erica Soule; and several great-grandchildren.

He will also be missed by his sisters: Lucille Phillips and her husband: Cherry of Vevay; Linda Poling of Patriot; Catherine McManus of Vevay; and Alberta Reed of Vevay; by his brothers: Ivan Green and his wife Dollie of Patriot and Galen Green and his wife Billie of Vevay; and by his numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Andrew and Sadie M. (Peters) Green; his brothers: Marvin Green, Allen Green and Arthur “Buddy” Green; his sisters: Dorothy Scott and Meredith Scudder.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 24th, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd, at the funeral home.

Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 23rd, at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the honor guard of the American Legion Post #185, and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Fort Knox ceremonial unit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children Burn Institute, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio, 45229; Center Square Amish School or the donor’s favorite charity. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Linda Scott

Linda Lee (Lauderbaugh) Scott, age 76, of near Moorefield, passed away with her loving family by her side at 3:05 p.m., on Monday, October 19th, 2015, at her residence.

Linda entered this life on July 3rd, 1939, on Doe Run in Switzerland County, the loving daughter of the late, Marcus “Bob” and Helen (Roberts) Lauderbaugh. She was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1957 graduate of Vevay High School. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s in education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She was a former teacher for Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring after 28 years of dedication to the field of education. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

Linda was united in marriage on August 29th, 1959, at the Church of Christ in Vevay, to James Irvin “Nub” Scott, and to this union arrived three daughters: Lisa, Marianne and Julia; and a son, Steve; to bless their home. Together they made a crazy, funny, deeply devoted and forever-in-love team.

Linda and Nub shared 56 loving years of marriage together until her death.

She was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church where she was an active member of the United Methodist Women’s Association. She was also a former member of the 38th Street Christian Church in Indianapolis. She attended Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield.

She resided in the Indianapolis community from 1959 to 2002. During those years they were back and forth from Indianapolis to Switzerland County while Linda was teaching at Ivy Tech until 2002, when they decided to retire to the Switzerland County community.

Linda enjoyed working in the church, gardening, playing piano, working crossword puzzles and quilting. Linda was an avid reader and made weekly trips to the Switzerland County Library. She claimed to not like animals in the house yet she let them in every chance she got.

She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed sewing for them and her children. She always thought of others and encouraged others to always stay positive. Linda was kind, quirky, funny and smart. She had the unique ability to make everyone feel comfortable and interesting. Linda’s family was always her number one and her pride and joy. She will be dearly missed by her loving family, friends and her community.

Linda will be dearly missed by her devoted husband of 56 years: James Irvin “Nub” Scott of Moorefield; her daughters: Lisa Babinec and her husband Gene II of Columbus, Indiana; Marianne Lusk and her husband Michael of Indianapolis; and Julia Scott of Indianapolis; her son: Steve Scott of Moorefield; her grandchildren: Sarah Ross, Gene Paul Babinec III, Gabriel Babinec, Amy Runyan, Leo Lusk and Aria Lusk; and her great-grandchildren: Tyler, Zachary, Abigail, Grady and Delaney.

She will also be missed by her brothers: Norris Lauderbaugh of Anderson, Indiana and Louis Lauderbaugh of Crawfordsville, Indiana; her special cousin: Lois Fothergill of Atlanta, Georgia; and her several nieces, nephews and other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Marcus “Bob” and Helen (Roberts) Lauderbaugh.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015, at 1 p.m., by Pastor K.C. Banta, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 22nd, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Linda Scott Helping Hands Scholarship. Cards are available at the funeral home.