Obituaries 10-6-16


Edwin Blodget

Edwin C. “Ed” Blodget, 93, of Frankfort, Indiana, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.

He was born February 27th, 1923, in Vevay, the son of John and Viola Wright Blodget.

On November 30th, 1952, he married Loree McBride. She preceded him in death on September 12th, 2002.

Ed served in the United States Army during World War II.  Throughout his life, Ed farmed after moving to Frankfort, in 1954. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, where he and Loree were active in the McClure Fellowship Class. He was also active in Indiana Farm Bureau.

Ed is survived by his children: Mark (Marna) Blodget of Frankfort and Martha Blodget of Mulberry; by two grandchildren: Ryan (Maggie) Blodget and Kimberly (Chris) Moore; and great-grandchildren: Noah Blodget and Liam Blodget.

In addition to his wife, Ed is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Blodget; and sister, Hazel Sullender.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 5th, at the Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6th, at the funeral home, with Pastor Philip Jordan officiating. Entombment will follow at Green Lawn Mausoleum.

Memorials in Ed’s name may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society. Online condolences may be directed to

Ruth Jones

Ruth Anna (York) Jones went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 3rd, 2016. She passed away peacefully at her home with her family and lifelong friend, Joan, at her side.

Ruth was born June 19, 1936 in Foster, Ohio.

Ruth married her best friend Raymond E. Jones, Jr. on January 31st, 1954. Their marriage was blessed with five children: Sunny (Bob) Anders, Kenny Jones, Randy (Kim) Jones, Danny (Tammy) Jones and Tammy (Darrell) Thayer.

Her grandkids who she was blessed with are: Shannon (Eric) White, Clint (Amy) Anders, Carrie (Brian) Johns, Chad (Kelly) Jones, Megan (Caleb) Hall, Amanda (Kevin) Schneider, Danny Jones, Jr., Jennifer (Matt) McMillin, Darrell (Kodi) Thayer and Aaron (Brittany) Thayer. God blessed her even more to have great grandchildren: Emily (Kevin) Adams, Gracie White, Maxwell Anders, Leah Anders, Austin Johns, Madi Johns, Grant Hall, Jadyn Jones, Cameryn Jones, Rilyn Jones, Kayleigh Schneider, Railyn McMillin, Declan McMillin, Kacee Ray Thayer, Peyton Thayer and Aubrey Thayer. She was blessed with a large family including many nieces and nephews, who all loved Aunt Ruthie.

She always shared her testimony that her life was like living from one mountain top to another. Ruth and Ray accepted the Lord as their Savior early in their marriage and that’s why they were so blessed. Her dedication to her Lord, to her husband and to all her family was seen by everyone that knew her. Her talents were so many that she shard those gifts with everyone that she befriended.

She was very active in her church, Lighthouse Baptist church in Milan, Indiana where she was a pillar of the church. She was active with the youth in many ways and was the church treasurer. She blessed the church in many ways with her service there.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Stella; as well as all her brothers: Ray, Neal, Donald and Leo York. She has went on to Heaven to be with her loving husband Ray and their great grandson, Joey Schneider ,as well.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, October 7th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Darrell Thayer officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church for the Lighthouse Children’s Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Burnie Hunt

Burnie Hunt, age 92, of Florence, passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Burnie entered this life on April 12th, 1924, in Lancaster, Kentucky, the son of the late Purda, Sr. and Avirilla Beatrice (Kidd) Hunt. He was raised in Garrett County, Kentucky, where he attended school.

Burnie moved to the Switzerland County community in 1934.

Burnie was inducted into the United States Army on December 8th, 1944, in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during World War II. He earned the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Burnie was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on November 17th, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

Burnie was united in marriage on May 20th, 1949, at the Switzerland Baptist Church Parsonage in Vevay, to Gladys Harlow; and to this union arrived two sons: Gene and Ernie to bless their home. Burnie and Gladys shared 67 loving years of marriage together until his death.

Burnie was a former Machine Operator for the Switzerland County Highway Department, retiring in 1987 after 12 years of service. He was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church and the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. Burnie had resided in the Florence community since 1950. Burnie enjoyed farming all of his life, traveling, listening to Blue Grass music and spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.

Burnie will be dearly missed by his loving family and his community.

Burnie will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 67 years: Gladys (Harlow) Hunt of Florence; his son: Gene Hunt and his wife: Marie of Madison; his grandchildren: Chanda Hart and her husband: Toby; Danny Hunt and his companion: Mara Bear; Lauren Jo Hunt; Kelsey Hunt; and Jacob Hunt; his great-grandchildren: Lane, Kelli, Ryan and Aleiah; his brothers: Purda Hunt, Jr. of Dillsboro and Clarence Hunt and his wife: Ramona of Bennington; his sisters: Emma June Agnew and her husband: Ted of Paradise, California; Ora Lee Schwade of Seymour, Indiana; and Ann Combs and her husband: Loren of Deerfield, Kansas; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Purda Hunt, Sr. and Avirilla Beatrice (Kidd) Hunt; his son: Ernie Hunt; his daughter-in-law: Ruth Ann Hunt; his brothers: Fred, Doug, Ernest, J.W. and Walter Hunt; and his sister: Mary Frances Brown.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 6th, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, October 5th, at the funeral home. Everlasting Services were conducted by the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 on Wednesday evening, October 5th, at the funeral home.

Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 at the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Loren Schwade

Loren W. Schwade, 91 of Seymour, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, at the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He was born January 10th, 1925, in Florence, the son of the late Fred W. and Mary (North) Schwade. He married Ora Lee Hunt on August 6th, 1949, in Vevay, and she survives.

Loren was a member of the German Reform Church in Florence, and attended First Baptist Church in Seymour. He was a World War II Veteran of the US Army with the Antitank Company 90th Infantry Regiment, where he was an M1 Rifle Marksman until he was wounded in combat.

He was also a member of American Legion Post #1925 and Disabled Veterans of America, both of Seymour. He had been a Jackson County resident since 1957, where he worked at Davis Feed & Grain for 22 years before going to work at the Union Camp in Seymour until he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Ora Lee; their children: Lorraine M. (Roger) Barker; Rose M. (Keith) Bode; Richard Allen (Kay) Schwade; and Rita Jo (Joe) Schepman; by 10 grandchildren: Erica Barker (Michael Van Linden), Brad (Erin) Schepman, Ty (Kari) Schwade, Laura Molinaro (Stevie Cox), Cody Schwade, Leah (Kyle) Musselman, Ryan (Deana) Bode, Alison (Steve) Simpson, Michael (Julie) Bode and Troy Bode; by great-grandchildren: Chase Van Linden, Alison Schwade, Lilly Molinaro, Brinley Schepman, Lyla Schepman, Morgan Schepman, Hayden Jo Musselman, Logan Bode, Dylan Bode, Olivia Simpson, Garrett Simpson, Davis Bode and Peyton Bode; and a great-great-grandson: Sawyer Bode.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Paul Edward Schwade; and a grandson: Jonathan Lee Schepman.

Funeral service were held at Voss Chapel on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, with Reverend Jimmy Rodriguez officiating. Burial followed at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post #1925, American Legion Post #89, Disabled Veterans #47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends and family were invited to gather at Voss Chapel on Friday, September 30th and on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seymour First Baptist Church; Immanuel Lutheran Church; or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center through Voss & Sons Funeral and Crematory Service, Seymour, Indiana.

Doc Beckett

Donald Linley “Doc” Beckett, DVM, 83, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 8:57 PM, Friday, September 30th, 2016 at The Waters of Rising Sun. Don was born in Lawrenceburg, IN on August 6, 1933, a son of the late Irene (Schnebelt) and Linley A. Beckett. He was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1951. He attended Purdue University for two years of pre veterinary classes and then went on to graduate from Ohio State University in 1957 with his DVM degree. Doc first practiced for two years in Orrville, OH. He then came to Rising Sun where he caringly served the community for the next 54 years. Doc was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, a member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners and a former Rotary Club member. Doc will be remembered for his kind and caring nature, his sense of humor, those blue eyes and his years of dedication to the people and their animals of Ohio County and surrounding communities.

Don is survived by his loving wife Anna Mae (Willhoite) Beckett of Rising Sun, IN; by four sons, Donald Beckett, Jr., of Denver, CO, Dave Beckett (Becky) of Anchorage, AK, Mike Beckett (Amy) of Rising Sun, IN and Cody Beckett (Mikayla) of Patriot, IN; by a step daughter, Kim Hon, of Florence, IN; by three step sons, Tim Hon, Barry Hon (Lorrie) and Dan Hon (Jennifer) all of Florence, IN; by two sisters, Cora Belle Blackburn, of Greendale, IN and Dorothy McCool, of Greendale, IN; by a brother, Tom Beckett (Susie) of Wausau, WI; by grandsons Andrew and Jared Beckett and by several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents, by a brother John Beckett and by his former wife Sue (Mattox) Beckett.

Funeral services will be 11 AM, Wednesday, October 5th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Ron Tiller and Rev. Greg Ison officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 5-8 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Donald Beckett Scholarship Fund in care of the Ohio County Community Foundation (checks payable to OCCF). Cards are available at the funeral home.