Obituaries 11/17/2022


Keith Allhands

  Keith Nugen Allhands, 93, of Lewisville, Indiana, passed away at Henry Community Health, New Castle, Indiana on Wednesday afternoon, November 9th, 2022.

  Born on July 4th, 1929, in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Keith was a lifelong Lewisville resident and graduate of Lewisville High School.

  Keith received his love of farming from his grandparents, Homer and Belle Nugen. He took many naps on the tractor while being held by his grandpa. He was a conservationist and steward of the land. He believed it was everyone’s responsibility to take care of the land while here on this earth. He was a good mechanic and known as a great local historian. He gave many high school boys their first job on the farm.

  Besides farming and spending time with his family, Keith loved to travel. His community involvement included being a South Henry School Board member; a member of the Lewisville Cemetery Board; served as Treasurer of the Emma Kerr Scholarship Fund; and was a lifelong member and Deacon of Lewisville Presbyterian Church.

  Keith is survived by his three children: Marcus (Pamela) Allhands, Keith W. (Linda) Allhands of near Fairview, and Katherine Searcy; by his nine grandchildren: Amy Richmond, Tamara Porter, Abby Means, Hannah Burke of near Bear Branch, Mary Smith, Ruth Allhands of near Fairview, and Erik, Kurtis, and Nathaniel Searcy; by his 23 great-grandchildren and his great great-granddaughter.

  Keith is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou (Alexander) Allhands, who passed away on December 12th, 2013. They were married in Indianapolis on September 11th, 1948; and by his parents: Dallas Goodwin Allhands and Mary Alice (Nugen) Whitcomb.

   Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 17th, from 4-8 p.m. at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville chapel, 115 Main Street, Lewisville, Indiana, 47352.

  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday November 18th, at the funeral home, with his son, Keith Allhands, officiating. Burial will follow at Lewisville Cemetery.

  Memorial Contributions can be made to Lewisville Cemetery- P.O. Box 218 or Lewisville Presbyterian Church- P.O. Box 305/ Lewisville, Indiana, 47352.

Faye Lewis

  Faye (Siebein) Lewis, age 81, of Vevay, passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.

  Faye entered this life on February 26th, 1941 in New Marion, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Emmett Floyd and Ada Mae (LaFary) Siebein. Faye was raised in New Marion, Indiana and was a 1959 graduate of New Marion High School.

  Faye was united in marriage on November 23rd, 1968 to James Richard “Jim” Lewis in New Marion, Indiana. Faye and Jim moved to the Switzerland County community in 1968 where they shared over 43 years of marriage together until Jim passed away on February 23rd, 2012.

  Faye was employed as a housekeeper for the Ogle Haus in Vevay. She was later employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Osgood, Indiana and Vevay for 10 years. She was also a former machine operator for Randall-Textron in Vevay for five years. Faye also helped on the family farm for several years.

  She was a faithful member of Switzerland Baptist Church where she helped with the meals and Vacation Bible School. Faye also cleaned and decorated the church for several years and was a door greeter on Sunday mornings. Faye also attended Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Indiana with her daughter, Connie. Faye was a former member of New Marion Baptist Church in New Marion, Indiana.

  Faye enjoyed crafts, decorating, mowing the yard, flowers, and being outdoors. Above all, Faye loved her family deeply and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Faye will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Connie Adams of Vevay; by her son, Douglas Lane and his wife Julie of Deputy, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Kara Johnson and her husband Kevin, Jacob Douglas Lane and his wife April, Amy Lane, Will Whalen, Brandy Graham and her husband Bud, Stephanie Whaley and her husband Trent, Kristin Dietrich and her husband Tadd and Kevin Adams and his wife Emily; by her great-grandchildren: Marissa Lane, Chloe Graham, Riley Simmons, Lily Grace Lane, Connor Whaley, Ryker Adams, Caroline Whaley, Finn Dietrich, Holden Whalen, Grant Whaley, Allie Whaley and baby girl Dietrich on the way; by her brother, Floyd Gene Siebein of Versailles, Indiana; by her sisters: Louise Estell of Seymour, Indiana, Rita Jo Sizemore of Holton, Indiana and Kay Franklin of Holton, Indiana; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Emmett Floyd Siebein, who died on March 22nd, 1988 and Ada Mae (LaFary) Siebein, who died on August 27th, 1997; by her husband, James Richard “Jim” Lewis, who died on February 23rd, 2012; by her son-in-law, George Bryant Adams, who died on February 16th, 2014; by her sister, Mae Estell, who died on October 2nd, 2018; and by her nephew, Floyd Gene Siebein, Jr., who died on December 1st, 1980.

   Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 15th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, November 16th, by Pastor Mike Barnes and Dan Morgan at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Nelson Mathews

  Nelson Wayne Mathews, age 84, of Vevay, passed away with his loving family by his side at his son’s residence in Vevay at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th, 2022.

  Nelson entered this life on February 17th, 1938 in Switzerland County. He was the loving son of the late James Cecil “Petie” and Hazel Louise (Ferguson) Mathews. He was raised in Switzerland County on Mathews Road and was a 1956 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Nelson was inducted into the United States Army on September 5th, 1961 in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned the Sharpshooter Rifle M-1 Badge, Marksman Carbine Badge and the Driver and Mechanic Badge with One Bar. He served overseas in the Vietnam War for one year, six months and 11 days. Nelson was later transferred to the United States Army Reserves in Oakland, California. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on August 31st, 1967.

  On July 1st, 1960, Nelson was united in marriage to Betty Jean Riley. This happy union of over 62 years was blessed with six children.

  At the young age of 18, Nelson was employed for Barber Grocery in Madison until 1974. He was later employed for Schinley Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for a year and worked on the Markland Dam for several years. Nelson was later employed as a machine operator for Kentucky Utilities, retiring in 2000, after 15 years of service.

  Nelson was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and was a lifetime member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Nelson was also very active on the Honor Guard and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Nelson enjoyed farming, hunting and tractor pulling, as well as, bird watching and feeding the birds and squirrels.

  You could always find Nelson sitting outside in his garage, welding or working on farm equipment. He also loved chatting with his friends and neighbors.

  Nelson will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty Jean (Riley) Mathews of Vevay; by his children: Terry Wayne Mathews and his companion David Berkoff of Indianapolis, Indiana, Gerri Lou Liter and her husband Gary of Madison, Rodney Lee Mathews of Vevay, Jack Alan Mathews and his wife Stacey of Vevay, and Jeanne Kay Harris and her husband Ronnie of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Kelsy (Daniel) Jackson, Allie Mathews, Makenzie (Vince) Mathews, Delany Liter, Devin Lee Harris, Ainsly Liter, and Makayla Harris; by his great-grandchild, Finlee Jackson; by his sisters: Edith Mae Gibbs and her husband Eddie of Louisville, Kentucky, Bonnie Detraz and her husband Edsel of Vevay, Phyllis Christman of Bennington, Sharon Johnson and her husband Dave of Madison, Kathy Scott of Toccoa, Georgia, and Linda Ricketts and her husband Larry of Edinburgh, Indiana; by her brothers: Raymond “Bimbo” Mathews and his wife Bonnie of Madison, Mickey Mathews and his wife Bev of Patriot, and Jim Mathews of Vevay; and by his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cecil “Petie” and Hazel Louise (Ferguson) Mathews; by his infant daughter, Jill Aileen Mathews; by his brother, Otis Henry Mathews; by his sister, Wanda Sullivan; and by his brothers-in-law, Eddie Gibbs, Grady Scott and Ronald Christman.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, November 16th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 17th, by Pastor Mike Barnes, at the funeral home.

   Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 or Vevay VFW Post #5396. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Gary Rowlett

  Gary Rowlett, age 74, of Moorefield, passed away on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, at Norton’s Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville Kentucky from complications related to cancer.

  He entered life on November 20th, 1947, in Bedford, Kentucky, the son of Lawrence Raymond Rowlett and Nevada Greene Rowlett. He moved to Switzerland County at the age of 13 and attended school at Vevay High School.

  Gary was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Scudder on October 28th, 1967, at the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield, and they shared over 55 years of marriage together. Gary and Margaret Ann had one daughter, Sherry.

  Gary was employed in the late 1960s by Williard Liter Construction and assisted in installing water lines for Patriot Water Company. Gary worked for 42 years at Reliance Electric Company in Madison until his retirement in 2007.

  He also proudly served in the Army Reserves and was a member of the American Legion Post #185.

  He and Margaret Ann also sponsored awards in the beef program in the Switzerland County 4-H Program. Later, he served on the Switzerland Soil and Conservation Board. He farmed all his life, raising tobacco and hay along with registered Simmental cattle. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and made several trips to Sturgis, South Dakota and the West Coast. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and visiting neighbors. He deeply loved Maggie Rowlett, his “dog daughter.”

  He is survived by his wife of 55 years Margaret Ann; by his daughter Sherry Rowlett along with his son-in-law Carlos Delgado of Martinsburg, West Virginia. He also leaves a sister, Eileen Moore and her husband Jerry of Bloomington, Indiana; and by his brother Dennis Rowlett of Moorefield. He will also be missed by his close friend, Danny Liter, along with his “Sunday Morning Breakfast Crew.” In addition, he leaves several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Also surviving is Maggie Rowlett, his “dog daughter,” who he loved immensely.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Nevada Greene Rowlett in 1994 and Lawrence Raymond Rowlett in 2003; along with one niece and several aunts and uncles.

  Graveside Services were conducted on Monday, November 14th, by Reverend Mike Jones in the Vevay Cemetery.

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

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Community Fire Department or Switzerland County Emergency Response Unit. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Laura Salyers

  Laura Diane Salyers, 75, of Rising Sun, passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 11th, 2022.

  Diane was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky on September 23rd, 1947, the daughter of Helen (Bales) Phelps, of Rising Sun and the late Orville Lee Phelps.

  Diane married Carroll Dwain Salyers on January 22nd, 1971. Diane and Carroll were married 23 years until his passing on July 27th, 1994.

  Diane retired from Continental Plastics in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she worked in quality control for 33 years.

  Diane was a faithful member of the Grant’s Creek Baptist Church and loved her church family. Diane’s world revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved attending their concerts, sporting events or any activity they were involved in.

  Diane is survived by her mother, Helen Phelps of Rising Sun; by her son, Terry Salyers (Terri Ann)  of Rising Sun,; by her daughter, Eva Renee Stayton (David) of Okeana, Ohio; by her stepson, Wayne Salyers of Milan, Indiana; by her beloved grandchildren: Melissa (Ryan) Whitman, Tara Ross, Josh, Kyle, and Stephanie Phelps, Jacob (Brittney) and Nick (Sierra) Salyers, Sydney, Samantha, Olivia, and Chris Stayton; by her cherished great grandchildren: Alex, Calleigh, Madilyn, Sage, Jacob, Jayson, Easton, Tucker, Trevor, Henry, Lane, and Liam.

  Diane is also survived by three sisters: Vickie Shelton, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nina Dickerson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and  Julie Courter (Donnie) of Rising Sun.

  Diane was preceded in death by her father, Orville Lee Phelps; by her husband, Carroll Dwain Salyers, by her son, Bruce Phelps, by her stepson CD Salyers and by her brother, Marvin Phelps.

 Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 15th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held following the time of visitation on Tuesday, November 15th at the funeral home with Pastor Patrick Bujak officiating.

  Graveside services were held on Wednesday, November 16th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Hearts Hospice.