William M. “Bill” Garrett, 77, of Madison, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, November 15th, 2014, at his home, with his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Walkenhorst Garrett by his side.
He was born August 30th, 1937, in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, the loving son of Sylvester and Ollie Wilson Garrett. He was a 1955 graduate of Campbellsburg High School.
Bill was united in marriage on June 19th, 1957, to Mary Jane Walkenhorst at the Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Milton, Kentucky. This happy union of 57 years was blessed with two daughters, Becky and Sherry.
Bill began his career as an agent/broker with Commonwealth Life Insurance Company. He won numerous awards and trips throughout his career which sparked his love for travel. After moving to Carrollton, Kentucky in 1970, he formed the first ambulance service, owned and operated Garrett Real Estate and Insurance Agency, Garrett’s Mopeds, and East End Lumber Company. Bill was instrumental in starting the Valley Christian Church. After moving to Madison, in 1982, he worked as an insurance broker for First Bank of Madison, raised exotic animals and built Cozy Acres Golf Links. Bill enjoyed his retirement by wintering in Fort Myers, Florida. He was a member of the Mt. Byrd Christian Church, where he served as an Elder. Bill was a member of the Milton Lions Club, enjoyed golf, traveling, real estate and had been a member of the Carrollton Chamber of Commerce. Bill fought a gallant battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane Walkenhorst Garrett of Madison; his two daughters, Becky Hancock and her husband, Herbie of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Sherry Boyer and her husband, Ken of Milton, Kentucky; his brother-in-law, Jim Overton and his wife, Ruth of Milton, Kentucky; and several other relatives
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Ollie Wilson Garrett.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 19, at the Mt. Byrd Christian Church, in Milton, Kentucky, with Brother Aaron Snelling officiating. Interment was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Research or the Mt. Byrd Christian Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Anna Louise (Worthington) Kittle, 74, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4:45 a.m. Monday morning, November 17th, 2014, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
She came into the world of Lee and Grace Worthington who preceded her in passing, was raised on their farm and later graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1958. Anna Louise resided in Ohio County all of her life and quickly found a passion to take care of others well before consideration of herself and was often known for her food, cakes, and desserts around the church and community.
She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Donald Lee Kittle; brother, Earnest Lee Worthington and wife Mary of Aurora; sons, Gary of Malaysia, David and wife Melissa of Montana and Matthew of Indiana; followed by two grandsons, Brandon and wife Amber of Missouri and Jordan of Montana; and was also blessed with two great-granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, November 20th) at 1 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald and Anna Louise Kittle Community Foundation Fund (benefits the needy families of Ohio County) or to the charity of the donor’s choice. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Darren Lee Rose, 50, of Vevay, passed away at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Ada Lee (Wentworth) Aldred, 82, of Vevay, passed away at 3:03 a.m. Monday, November 17th, 2014, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born April 10th, 1932, in Frankfort, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Ralph Beckham and Marie Louise (Liter) Wentworth. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1950 graduate of Vevay High School.
Ada was united in marriage on June 19th, 1964, to the late Robert Calvin Aldred. Unto this union a son Barry and two daughters, Rhonda and Deborah arrived to bless their home. Ada and Robert shared 26 years of marriage together until he passed away October 31st, 1990.
Ada was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation factory in Vevay and was a former attendant for the Madison State Hospital in Madison. Ada co-owned with her husband the Ray’s Package Store in Vevay. She was employed as a winder for Reliance Electric in Madison, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter 407 and was a former member of the Vevay American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185. Ada will be remembered for her love of animals, crocheting, gardening and flowers, especially yellow roses.
Survivors include her son, Barry W. Marlman and wife Kay of Vevay; her two daughters, Rhonda Romans and husband Mike of Vevay and Deborah Jo Donnellon of Vevay; nine grandchildren, Angela Craddock, Jenny Hankins, Charity Foxworthy, Claudia Romans, James Donnellon, Chris Romans, Anthony Donnellon, Michelle Donnellon and Tonya Heller; 14 great-grandchildren, Emily Craddock, Matthew Craddock, Maci Hankins, Miranda Hankins, McKenna Tulloss, Rhiannon Tulloss, Buck Tulloss, Thomas Foxworthy, Rebecca Foxworthy, David Foxworthy, Kaela Hufford, Kacey Hufford, Jessica Scudder and Zacariah Romans; three great-great-grandchildren, Arianna Holt, Harper Holt and Isabella Wagers; her two sisters, Barbara Voris of Indianapolis and Janet Wentworth of Cross Plains; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Doug Wentworth and Wayne Wentworth; and her two sisters, Blanche Wilms and Joann Reed.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment was in Salem Cemetery in Cross Plains.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 21st, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post 185 Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Robert Dale Berry, 61, of New Marion, Indiana, passed away at 7:07 a.m., Sunday, November 16th, 2014, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born August 31st, 1953, in New Marion, the loving son of the late Otis and Gladys Sumter Berry. He resided most all of his life in Ripley County and attended South Ripley High School.
Dale was united in marriage on March 30th, 1974, to Joyce A. Cyrus in Madison. This happy union of 40 years was blessed with two daughters and a son.
Dale had worked as a truck driver for several years and also drove a school bus for South Ripley School System. He had worked earlier in life as a concrete truck driver for Smaltz and Holmans. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, especially Harleys, riding horses, coon hunting and the outdoors. Dale was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ and was now attending the Cedars of Lebanon in Dillsboro. Dale had belonged to several coon hunting clubs in his life time.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Joyce A. Cyrus Berry of New Marion; his two daughters, Megan Berry of New Marion and Katelyn “Katie” Berry of New Marion; his son, Robert Augustus “Gus” Berry of New Marion; his grandson, Elijah Berry of New Marion; his sister, Phyllis Sue Combs and her husband, Don of Reddington Beach, Florida; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carol Berry of Cross Plains, Margot Berry of Madison, Cathy Frederick and her husband Bob of Barbourville, Kentucky, Pam Hamilton of Madison, Jennifer Boswell and her husband Jim of Scottsburg, Angela Cyrus of North Vernon; Mark Cyrus and his wife Vickie of Brooksburg, Michael Cyrus and his wife Alice of Madison and David Cyrus of Canaan; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Daniel Berry, on December 2nd, 2005, William D. Berry, on July 10th, 2010, Ronald Berry, on May 18th, 2013, and David Irvin Berry, on October 15th, 1998.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 20th, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Pastor Charlie Hill officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison.
Friends may call today (Thursday, November 20th) from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedars of Lebanon. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Conception Aleman Gomez, age 85, of Bennington, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 13th, 2014, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was born Friday, December 21st, 1928, in Mercedes, Texas, the loving daughter of the late Constatino and Roselia Sierra Aleman.
She was united in the sacrament of marriage to Antonio Gomez in August, 1946, and to this happy union came five sons and four daughters to bless their home.
She worked all of her life as an associate in the dry cleaning industry, retiring from Earl’s Cleaners in South Chicago. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed housekeeping and gardening. She was a strong lady of faith who last attended Nativity Catholic Church in Valrico, Florida.
Mrs. Gomez will be missed by her loving sons, Anthony “Tony” Gomez of Brandon, Florida, Gustavo “Gus” Gomez of Valrico, Florida, Daniel Gomez and his wife, Paula of San Clemente, California, Julio Gomez of Chicago, Illinois, and Samuel Gomez and his wife, Teresa of Thornton, Colorado; her loving daughters, Mary Burde and her husband, Steve of Demonte, Indiana, Laura Roberts and her husband, Sam of Bennington, Mary Tanis and her husband, Dale of St. John, Indiana, and Belinda Carbo and her husband, Ernie of Riverview, Florida; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Maria Louisa, Maria Silva and Silvia; her brother, Mario; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Antonio Gomez in August, 2007; her brothers, Carlos and Jose; and her sister, Conseula.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 15th, by Father Christopher Craig at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison. Contributions can be made in the form of masses to be said for her. Mass cards are available at the funeral home.
Lowell “Butch” Brown
Lowell Ray “Butch” Brown, 76, of Brown Road in Ohio County, passed away Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
He was born June 26th, 1938, the youngest of nine children born to Jesse Aaron and Edna Fisher Brown. Butch attended and graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1956, where he was very active in athletics, holding the scoring record for his senior year in basketball.
On March 9th, 1957, Butch married Phyllis Ascherman, his high school sweetheart. Unto this union were born two children, David Lowell Brown and Melissa Brown Morris, who both reside in Rising Sun.
Butch began his employment endeavor at the Ohio County Highway Department. He then started working for Joe Brooks at the Individual Mausoleum Company in Aurora. While employed there he also began working evenings as the night janitor for Rising Sun School Corporation. In 1968, Butch became employed by the Texas Gas Transmission Corporation from which he would retire as foreman in 1995. After retirement, he drove a bus for the Ohio County Schools for 13 years and worked part-time at the Rising Star Casino golf course.
Butch was a member of he Rising Sun Church of Christ. At earlier stages of his life he had been a member of the Rising Sun Lions Club and the Gideons. He also served on the board of the Rising Sun Regional Foundation. He was an avid sports fan, loving the Reds, Bengals, and IU teams. Another hobby he greatly enjoyed was farming. He raised a garden for years and plowed gardens for many others. Butch took great pride in raising tobacco and his efforts yielded many superb crops.
Other than his family and friends, Butch loved Rising Sun Schools and the community. He served as a Rising Sun City Councilman. His love for athletics was passionate. He drove many players to their events, kept score for the softball team and maintained their field, ran the clock for several sports, which included a 45-year term as boys’ basketball timer. In addition to being actively involved, he loved watching his children and grandchildren play and coach for Rising Sun. Butch tremendously enjoyed being a part of the school’s many successful teams. Butch was loved by many. His kind ways and joking nature will be greatly missed by those he touched.
Survivors include his children, David Lowell (Becky) Brown and Melissa Brown (Mark) Morris of Rising Sun; his four grandchildren, Rachael (Jacob) Cole of Rising Sun, Emily Brown (Jordan Warner) of Madison, Miles Morris (Hannah Mulroy) and Mitchell Morris of Rising Sun; two great-grandchildren, Landon Cole and Aubrey Warner; his three sisters, Betty Walton and Carolyn Baker, both of Rising Sun, and Marjorie Bon Durant of Dayton, Ohio; his sisters-in-law, Wanda Brown, Donna (Leslie) Fogle and Pamela (Thomas) Maurer; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Butch was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Ascherman Brown; his parents, Jesse and Edna Brown; his in-laws, Virgil and Ruth Ascherman, siblings and spouses, Lloyd (Mary) Brown, Melvin Brown, Naomi (James) Hedden, Denver (Mescal) Brown, Clarence Brown, Cleve Walton, James Bon Durant, and Virgil Baker.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 15th, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ under the direction of Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun. Interment was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun High School Athletic Department. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Gerald Freeman Workman, 71, of Osgood, passed away Saturday morning, November 15th, 2014, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was born December 20th, 1942, in Milan, the loving son of the late William Cash and Mamie Pearl Armstrong Workman. Gerald was an Air Force veteran having served his country from 1961 until 1964.
He was united in marriage to Lois Louise Roberts on August 7th, 1965, at the Delaware Methodist Church in Delaware, Indiana. Gerald had worked as a plant superintendent for Ohio Rod in Versailles where he retired after working 41 years.
He was a member of the Delaware Methodist Church where he had held different offices over the many years. His wife Lois expressed, even though he was greatly struggling with his illness towards the end, he loved his church and continued until he was physically unable to attend anymore. He had worked with and set on the Board of Directors of the Osgood Boy Scouts Troop # 638. Gerald especially loved his family and spending time with them. Hobbies that he enjoyed were working with wood creating craft items and he also enjoyed gardening. His family stated that he would plant the garden and his favorite thing from this would be the making of sauerkraut from a family recipe that had been handed down from his family only to the men. Fishing and catching turtles were favorite pastimes, along with frog gigging with his family. He was a devoted husband and dad.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Louise Roberts Workman of Osgood; his son, Michael Edward Workman and fiancee Misty Dawn McNealan of Osgood; his daughter, Lora Lea (Eric) Workman Cole of Vevay. Two other children that they lovingly raised as their own were Amy Lyn Roberts (Brian) McIntosh of Osgood and Dana Brooke Roberts (Jeremy) Carson of Sunman; brothers, Charles (Anna) Workman of Harrison, Ohio, William Workman of Lawrenceburg, Donald (Pat) Workman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dale (Carol) Workman of Bright, Arthur (Leisha) Workman of Dillsboro, David (Bonnie) Workman of Moores Hill, his sister-in-law, Lorraine Workman of Osgood; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Workman.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, November 18th, at Delaware Methodist Church, with Pastor Tommy Beatly officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Delaware Methodist Church or Mud Pike Cemetery. Military services were conducted by the Osgood American Legion and Napoleon VFW. Neal’s Funeral Home of Osgood was in charge of arrangements. www.nealsfuneralhome.net.
Ralph Douglas Harlow, 75, of Rising Sun, formerly of Bear Branch, passed away Sunday, November 16th, 2014, at his home.
He was born June 16th, 1939, to Ralph Robert Harlow and Ella Louise Marksberry Harlow in Switzerland County. He served four years in the U.S. Army.
He married Sharon Swanson on July 25th, 1960. Unto this union were born five daughters, Vanessa (Rick) Knigga, Tina (Mike) McClellan, Regina Hehe (friend Jim Coleman), Katrina (Rod) Hopkins, Darla (Lonnie) Lozier; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one sister, Judy (Clinton) Burlage of Aurora; two brothers, William Harlow of Port St. John, Florida, and Carl (Tilly) Courtney of Rising Sun; close friends who were like family, Jim Gurley and Bill Cherry; several nieces and nephews. He made lots of friends and had a large family.
Ralph drove a semi for several different companies in his 48 years on the road. The last 18 years he drove for the Aurora Casket Company. Ralph was looked up to and loved by several of his co-workers. He had the ability to explain and teach he common sense approach to the job and the safety of the job without stepping on toes. His ability to make people smile brought him a lot of friends across the USA. He loved family, friends, old cars, TV, and good old country music. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Louise; his grandparents, Omer and Nettie Harlow, Clara and Porter Marksberry and Ona Morris, by in-laws, Jonas and Helen Swanson and by a granddaughter, Jodi Nicole Rowekamp.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 22nd, at 10 a.m. at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 21st, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harlow family to help with funeral expenses.
Dr. Richard Nero
Dr. Richard P. Nero, age 82, of Madison, passed away Saturday, November 15th, 2014, at the Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Saturday, November 28th, 1931, in Canada, the son of the late Bert and Dorothy Staser Nero. He lived in Niagara Falls throughout his high school years, playing football, basketball, and running track. He continued to play intramural basketball throughout his college years, and was the fastest sprinter in Canada, winning many titles. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School. He completed his post graduate training-internship, specializing in OB/Gyn at Upper New York State University in Buffalo, New York, and completed an extra year of surgical training. While practicing in the Toronto area, he introduced ultrasound technology to the Scarborough Centeary Hospital.
He practiced in the Toronto area until he moved to Madisonville, Kentucky in 1976, practicing at the Trover Clinic. It was there he met his wife, Shirley, and they were married on October 14th, 1976. They moved to Madison in 1978, and he practiced until his retirement in 2004. He delivered over 9,000 babies and specialized in vaginal surgery. He served one term as Chairman of the Medical Staff of King’s Daughters’ Hospital and served on several hospital committees. He was very active in Rotary for over 35 years. He participated in many community service endeavors, including chairing the Polio Plus Drive and was the winner of the Paul Harris Fellow Service Award. He and his dear friend, the late Bernie Heitz, were known as a team working the gate for the Regatta, Chautauqua, and ringing the bells at Christmastime for the Salvation Army, all for many years.
He served several years on a local bank board, and was a member of the Credit Union board. He served as a docent for the Jefferson County Historical Society for several years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 35 years and served on various committees, including the Fund for Others which he chaired for several years. He and Shirley were currently attending North Madison Christian Church. He was interested in all sports and loved to watch football, baseball, and basketball on TV. He moved to Madisonville in the year the University of Kentucky won the national championship and became a devout fan. He loved all card games; poker with his friends, bridge, and other card games with his family. He loved to snow-ski and skied all over the United States, Canada, and once in Switzerland. He loved to swim, especially in the ocean. He enjoyed playing tennis and all kinds of exercise. He worked on crossword puzzles every day, and he loved to read.
Dr. Nero will be missed by his loving wife, Shirley Nero of Madison; his loving children, Lori Nero of Mississauga, Ontario, Sandra Tizzard and her husband, Richard of Glenview, Illinois, Michael Nero and his wife, Mary of Guelph, Ontario, and David Nero of Oakville, Ontario; his loving stepdaughter, Fronnie Parker of Louisville, Kentucky; his loving sister, Pat Smith and her husband, Gil of Niagara Falls, Ontario; his loving grandchildren, Jessica Tizzard, Tori Tizzard, Matthew Nero, Laura Nero, and Emily Nero; and his nephew, Ritchie Smith and family of Canada.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 22nd, at 1 p.m. by Brother Robby King at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison.
Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. www.morgan-nay.com.
Kelly Stamper, 71, of Lexington, Indiana, near Kent passed away at 10:15 p.m., Monday, November 17th, 2014, at his home near Kent.
He was born January 14th, 1943, in Miamisburg, Ohio, the loving son of the late Lige and Lucy Lynch Stamper. He was raised in Eminence, Kentucky and Hanover, Indiana. Kelly was inducted into the United States Army on May 10th, 1961, in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rank of Specialist Four during the Vietnam War. He served in the 6th U.S. Army, 94th Evac Hospital. Kelly was honorably discharged on May 8th, 1964, at Fort Lewis, Washington receiving the Good Conduct Medal.
He was first united in marriage to Laura and this union was blessed with a daughter, Kathy and a son, Kelly Russell.
He was united in marriage to Hazel L. Abbott on January 25th, 1975, in Springfield, Tennessee. This union was blessed with a daughter, Tori Lynn.
Kelly was employed with International Harvester in Louisville and then in Indianapolis. Kelly had worked as a private truck driver and also with Uhl Trucking in Louisville, Kentucky. Kelly was a member of Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion and attended Madison Assembly of God Church where he was recently baptized. Kelly enjoyed mechanical work, restoring and rebuilding cars, loved engines and watching NASCAR.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Hazel L. Abbott Stamper of Kent, Indiana; two daughters, Kathy Gray and her companion, Joe Helton of Milton, Kentucky, Tori Lynn Stamper and her companion, Todd Barringer of Marnes, Michigan; his son, Kelly Russell Stamper and his wife, Sara of Jasper, Indiana; his stepdaughter, Shannon Rowlett and her companion, Samantha of Milton, Kentucky; his stepson, Robert Sean Rowlett and his wife, Andrea of Charlestown, Indiana; two grandchildren, Cory Stamper (Lauren), Robert Aaron Rowlett, Brandon Gray, Alex Rowlett, Josh Begley, Taylor Madden, Eric Madden, Kelsey Bottoroff, Braden Gray; his great-grandchildren, Peighton Gray, Abigail Stamper, Macy Rowlett and Mya Rowlett; his brother, Dale Stamper and his wife, Cindy of Louisville, Kentucky; three sisters, Geraldine Poe and her husband, Tommy of Louisville, Kentucky, Betty Stamper of Louisville, Kentucky, Pauline Marsh and her husband, Norman of Holton, Indiana; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lois Bolton and her companion, Tommy Day of Madison, Brenda Beverly and her husband, Jerry of Pendleton, Kentucky, Terry Abbott and his wife, Vickie of Hanover; several nieces, nephews and other relatives
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Carl Stamper, on December 5th, 1965
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 21, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Pastor Peter Joudry officiating. Interment will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be held today, (Thursday, November 20) from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
A final salute will be conducted on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the Cemetery Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion Honor Guard, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.