Obituaries 11/26/20

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Robert Monroe

  Robert Eugene “Bob” Monroe, age 85, of Madison, died suddenly on Thursday, November 19th, 2020, at his home in Madison.

  Bob entered this life on April 30th, 1935 in Switzerland County. He was the loving son of the late Robert D. and Norine C. Clements Monroe. He attended the Vevay High School and his family later moved to Jefferson County and he resided there the rest of his life.

  After high school he worked as a bell-hop for the Clifty Inn in Madison before entering the military.

  Bob was inducted into the United States Army on January 8th, 1952 and rose to the rate of Corporal serving in the Artillery division. He was honorably discharged, and then enlisted in the United States Navy on January 20th, 1955. He rose to the rate of fireman and served with the Commander of the Submarine Force, at Administration on Mare Island, California. He also served with the Commander of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and served as a chauffeur for the admirals as well. He was honorably discharged on November 9th, 1960.

  Bob was united in marriage to Sherilyn Jo Block on February 14th, 1969 at the North Madison Christian Church by Brother Ted Kaiser. This marriage was blessed with a son, Dean.

  Bob served as service manager for Croxton Motors for 16 years and owned and operated Bob’s Garage for 46 years, retiring at the age of 82. He enjoyed all of his customers that he worked with over all these years. He was a member of the North Madison Christian Church, Madison VFW Post No. 1969 and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

  Bob loved to feed the birds, go fishing, watch old Westerns, work in his yard, enjoyed the NBA games and was an avid collector of things. He was an excellent mechanic and will be missed by his many customers.

  Bob will be missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Sherilyn Jo “Sherry” Block Monroe of Madison; by his grandchildren: McKenzie, Nathan, Destiny, Robert Alan, Jackson and Junior; by his nieces and nephew: Katie Jackson, Molly McCauley, Kelly Combs, Jennifer Durand and Greg Goins; by his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Monroe of Madison; by his brother-in-law, Rick Block and his wife, Kim of Madison; by his two his sisters-in-law: Linda Asher and her husband Robert of Madison and Regina “Cookie” Block of Madison; and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert D. Monroe, who died on December 3rd, 1972; by his mother, Norine C. Clements Monroe, who died on March 12th, 2002; by his beloved son, Dean Alan Monroe, who died on May 28th, 2019; by his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo Monroe Goins, who died on November 11th, 2020 and her husband Bennie, who died on March 27th, 2016; by his brother-in-law, Denny Ray Block, who died on July 8th, 2009; and by his niece, Amy Neely.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, November 24th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison. Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, November 24th, prior to the beginning of the funeral services at the funeral home.

  A final salute was conducted on Tuesday, November 24th as part of the funeral service at the funeral home by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion; with full military honors following at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Christian Church or the American Cancer Association.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover.

Bettie Jo Page

  Bettie Jo Scudder Page, 87, of Lexington, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, November 15th, 2020, at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover, Indiana.

  Bettie was born on August 6th, 1933, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the daughter of Francis M. and Hazel L. Sullivan Scudder. She lived early life in Switzerland County, and the family later moved to Jefferson County and for a short time in Jennings County, where she was a high school cheerleader. She was a 1952 graduate of North Madison High School.

  She married Robert “Button” Edward Page on April 4th, 1953 in Carrollton, Kentucky, and this marriage was blessed with three sons.

  She worked early in life babysitting, then for Southwestern Elementary School in the cafeteria for five years. She then became a housekeeper for the Phi Mu Sorority House at Hanover College for 27 years. After retiring she helped as a caregiver to the elderly for several years and was a member of the Kent Christian Church in Kent, Indiana, as long as her health permitted.

  She loved gardening, her dogs, her cows and animals in general and was fond of playing Euchre, church softball up into her late 50s, watching the Cincinnati Reds, IU Basketball — especially when Bob Knight was coach — and cheering for the Southwestern Rebels.

  Bettie will be dearly missed by her husband of 67 years, Robert “Button” Page; by her sons: Ted Page, Mike Page and Rick Page — all of Hanover, Indiana; by her sister, Jeanette Scudder Humphrey of Madison; and by her four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her three sisters: Dorothy Lehnert, Lorraine Barringer and Juanita Sedam; by her  brother, Norman “Bud” Scudder; and by her granddaughter.

  Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 19th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel in Hanover. Interment followed in the Kent Cemetery in Kent, Indiana. Visitation was held on Thursday, November 19th prior to the beginning of the funeral services at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Phi Mu House at Hanover College. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Donalea ‘Di’ Ray

  Donalea (Di) Adams Ray, 78, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky

  Di was born on December 26th,1941 in Milan, Indiana. She is the beloved daughter of Donald (Don) and Rosalea (Rosie) Adams, both of whom preceded her in death.

  Di lived most of her life in Rising Sun, where she loved her Rising Sun Shiner teams throughout the years; and was a Rising Sun Shiner cheerleader during her time in high school.

  Di worked many years at the Ludlow Hill Clinic in Lawrenceburg, Indiana where she made lifelong friends and cared for people of all ages.

  Di loved her Kentucky Wildcats and was appointed as a “Kentucky Colonel”.  Di loved spending time shopping and decorating her beautiful home (in all white, of course!). Her favorite holiday was Christmas so much so that she would listen to Christmas music all year round. 

  She and her husband, Larry, loved to travel together to Gatlinburg, South Carolina, and Florida. They would often go to see Di’s favorite performer, Louise Mandrell, in Tennessee.

  After a series of strokes, Di spent her last years at The Waters of Rising Sun, and Villa Springs in Erlanger, Kentucky. At Villa Springs, Di was fondly known as “Hollywood” because she would always be wearing sunglasses.

  She was loved and will be dearly missed by many family members and friends.

  Di is survived by her devoted husband, Larry ‘Sarge’ Ray of Rising Sun; by her daughters: Susan Hastings-Giebler (Jim Grobmyer) and Julea Schuh Remke (Bill Remke); by her grandchildren: Diana Giebler, TJ Giebler, Madison Schuh Athenas (Jack Athenas), Bo Schuh, and Gunnar Schuh; and by her great grandchildren: Daring Giebler (Diana Giebler) and Eli Athenas (Madison and Jack Athenas).

  She is also survived by brothers: John Adams (Pam Adams) and Gene Adams (Gwen Adams); and her nieces and nephews.

  Private family services were held on Friday, November 20th. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Roberta Scudder

  Roberta Joyce (Woolums) Scudder, age 82, of Vevay, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Roberta entered this life on June 5th, 1938 in Owen County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Orman and Mary Blanche (Hopper) Woolums. She was raised in Owen County, Kentucky where she attended Owen County High School.

  Roberta was united in marriage on August 24th, 1957 at the Bennington United Methodist Church to Hilbert “Hibbie” Scudder. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Leah. Roberta and Hibbie shared over 60 years of marriage together until he passed away on October 5th, 2017.

  Roberta was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for 18 years. Roberta and Hibbie built many homes in Vevay from 1977-1990. They owned and operated Scudder Department Store for 17 years, Bargain Furniture and Hilbert Scudder Construction.

  Roberta was a member of the Switzerland County Democrat Party and served as a precinct committee person. She also served as a Jefferson Township Trustee and served on the Switzerland County Zoning Board. She was a member of the Bennington United Methodist Church in Bennington, Indiana. Roberta resided in the Switzerland County community since 1957.

  Roberta and Hibbie enjoyed selling fresh produce, mums and hanging baskets at their home on Main Street. Roberta will be remembered for her love of flowers and attending auctions.

  Roberta will be missed by her daughter, Leah Hon of Vevay; by her granddaughter, Lauren Taylor Hon and her companion James Walls of Vevay; by her great-grandson, Wade Walls; by her step-granddaughters: Julia Hon of Vevay and Rachel (Hon) York and her husband Brandon of Rising Sun; by her step great-grandchildren: Braxton, Brayden, Camden and Olivia York; by her brother, Rick Woolums and his wife Kathy of Vevay; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Orman Woolums, who died on January 28th, 1988 and Mary Blanche (Hopper) Woolums, who died on November 25th, 2003; by her husband, Hilbert “Hibbie” Scudder, Jr., who died on October 5th, 2017; and by her sisters: Anna Mae Works-Furnish, who died on July 5th, 2014 and Edwina “Winnie” (Woolums) Embry, who died on July 1st, 2020.

  Friends may call on the family from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 25th, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required along with social distancing for all funeral services.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay- Switzerland County Lions Club. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Jeanette Humphrey

  Jeanette Scudder Humphrey, age 89, of Madison, died on Friday, November 20th, 2020, at 5:15 p.m. at her residence.

  Jeanette entered this life on May 5th, 1931, in Madison. She was the loving daughter of the late Francis M. and Hazel L. Sullivan Scudder. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School. The family moved to Madison and she had resided there most of her life except for when she lived in Kissimmee, Florida from 1984-1992.

  Jeanette was united in marriage on April 11th, 1955 to George M. Humphrey. This union was blessed with six children: Mark, Greg, Jeanie, Connie, Georgie and Penny.

  She had worked for the U.S. Shoe Corporation for 25 years, having worked at the Vevay, Osgood and Madison plants. She worked 12 years at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in dietary and then retired after 20 years with J.C. Penney in Madison working in administration.

  She was a member of the Kent United Methodist Church in Kent, Indiana. Jeanette enjoyed bowling, being with her kids and grandkids and watching their sporting events.

  Jeanette will be missed by her loving son, Mark Humphrey and his wife Erin of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; by her loving daughters: Jeanie Watson and her companion Mike Wisman of Orlando, Florida, Connie Crawford and her husband Kevin of Orlando, Florida, Georgie Humphrey of Madison, and Penny Humphrey of Madison; by her daughter-in-law, Kim Humphrey of Kent, Indiana; by her loving grandchildren: Troy, Kelly, Allison, Kia, Tori, Kyle, Conner, Quintin, Baylor, Jenna and Briggs; by her adoring great-grandchildren: Ty, Trey, Cody, Braeden, Dawson, and Eli; by her special niece and caregiver, Pam Cammack of Madison; and by her several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Francis M. Scudder, who died on May 19th, 1964; by her mother, Hazel L. Sullivan Scudder, who died on October 23rd, 1990; her son, Gregory Lee Humphrey, who died on October 13th, 2011, by her sisters: Dorothy Lehnert, who died 1994, Lorraine Barringer, who died on September 12th, 2006, Juanita Sedam, who died on January 1st, 1994, and Bettie Page, who died on November 15th, 2020; by her brother, Norman “Bud” Scudder, who died on January 10th, 2003; by her grandson Jason Cosby, who died on died May 28th, 2018; and by the father of her children, George M. Humphrey, who died in 1974.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 28th, at 1 p.m., by Pastor Michael Cammack at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Saturday November 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeanette Humphrey Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover.

Dick Hastings

  Dick Edward Hastings, 86, of Rising Sun, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 22nd, at Hospice of Cincinnati.

  Dick was born in Ohio County on April 21st, 1934, the son of the late Anna (Liggett) and Ernest “Journey” Hastings. He was raised in Ohio County and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1953.

  Dick proudly  served his country in the U.S. Army as a SP3 (T). While in service, he received National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medals. Dick was the husband of Verna Ruth (Lattire) Hastings. They were married on August 3rd, 1957 at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. Dick and Verna were married over 63 years until his passing.

  Dick worked in machine maintenance at Seagrams Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for over 30 years. Dick grew up attending the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and was a former member of the Rising Sun Rotary Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. Dick also farmed and raised tobacco. Dick would bring apples from Michigan and sell in front of his house, which was a good opportunity for him to visit with people.

  Dick is survived by his wife, Verna Hastings, of Rising Sun; by his brother, Neal Hastings and wife Bobbie of Rising Sun; by his nieces: Julea Schuh Remke (Bill) and Susan Hastings Giebler (Jim Grobmyer); and by many cousins, other family members and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Thomas Leon Hastings.

  Public graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25th at the Rising Sun New Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ or Ohio County Historical Society Endowment Fund. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.