Obituaries 11/28/2019


Alberta Brameier

  Alberta Ann Brameier, 73, of Rising Sun, passed away on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Alberta was born in Dearborn County, Indiana on February 4th, 1946, the daughter of the late Ella Gertrude Browning and Charles Drew. She attended school in Manchester, Indiana.

  Alberta worked in food service most of her life. She was a well known face in Rising Sun where she managed the Dairy Queen for 16 years. Alberta enjoyed going to Rising Star Casino and was a huge George Jones fan. She was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt and friend to many.

  Alberta is survived by two daughters: Jackie Drew Anderson of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Sherri Drew McCracken (Kevin), of Rising Sun; by her son, David Drew, of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Atlanta Young, Dylan Drew, Tristin Anderson, Gunnar Anderson, Hope Drew, Faith Drew and Bryson McCracken; and by her great grandchildren: Hunter, Easton, Elilah and Devon. She is also survived by her two sisters, Kissy Steelman of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Kay  Edwards-Hansen of Rising Sun; by her four brothers: Charles Drew of Rising Sun, Roger Drew of Aurora, Indiana, Delbert Drew of Aurora, Indiana, and Jim  Drew of Versailles, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her brother, Donald Drew; by her sisters: Jeane Lovelace, Maxine McKinney and Sally Riffel; and by a granddaughter, Irelyn McCracken.

  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 26th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Corey Potts officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial was at Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family or charity of choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Lisa Ann Courtney-Ramirez

  Lisa Ann Courtney-Ramirez, age 56 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at Hospice of the Valley-Friendship Village, Tempe, Arizona.

  She was born on November 21st,1962 in Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Gerald Courtney and Sherry Lee (Cole) Courtney. Lisa lived with her parents and her brother, Randy, on the farm of her grandparents, Alvin and Kathleen Cole, until she was two years old. The family moved to Kokomo, Indiana and there she attended grade school and Kokomo High School until she left to attend Ricks College in Idaho for a year and a half.

  She moved to Washington State to live with her friend since high school Mona Warner. She met her future husband, Michael Stumpo in Washington State. They were united in marriage on October 2nd, 1982. Michael, being in the military service, was then sent to San Antonio, Texas where they had their first child, Lara Kathleen, on November 1st, 1983. Mike and Lisa had two more children, Joseph Richard on June 19th,1985 and Christopher Michael on June 16th, 1986. Lisa and Mike divorced after she had come home to stay with her parents during the Gulf War.

  She attended IU-Kokomo in Kokomo, Indiana, where she earned her nursing license.

  On July 6th, 2007, she was married to Juan Borbon Ramirez, thus adding a daughter, Paloma; a granddaughter, Melanie; and three grandsons, Leslie, Saul, and Niram by marriage.

  Lisa loved animals and had quite a collection of cats, dogs, and horses wherever it was possible.

  Lisa is survived by her parents, Gerald Courtney and Sherry Lee (Cole) Courtney; by her children: Lara Kathleen, Joseph Richard, and Christopher Michael; by her step-daughter, Paloma Ramirez; by her grandchildren and step-grandchildren; by her brother, Randy Courtney and his spouse, Marcelina Duarte Potter; by her niece: Nicole Courtney; by her nephew, Trevor Courtney and his wife, Selen, and Maximus Courtney; by her aunts: Karen Kelleher and LaVerne Bailey; by her uncles: David Cole, Richard Cole, and Paul Kelleher; by her many cousins, especially Angela Splain; and by numerous friends and associates.

  She was preceded in death by her sister, Michelle Rene’ Courtney; and by her grandparents: Hazel Marie (Bruce) Courtney, Lora Kathleen (Shoemaker) Cole, and Alvin H. Cole.

  A visitation was held on Thursday, November 21st, at Richardson Funeral Home, 2621 South Rural Road, Tempe, Arizona. A celebration of Lisa’s life followed on Friday, November 22nd, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Udall Ward, 15 West 1st Avenue, Mesa, Arizona.

  Visitation was also held on Tuesday, November 26th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home with a graveside services following at he Vevay Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Lisa’s name may be made to any of the following organizations: East Valley Animal Care and Control, 2630 West Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, Arizona, 85201; Arizona Equine Rescue Organization, 34522 North Scottsdale Road #D7-168, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85266; Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona, 85014; or The American Cancer Society, 4550 East Bell Road #126, Phoenix, Arizona, 85032.

Janet Kay Shaver

  Janet Kay Shaver, 74, of Rising Sun, formerly of Vevay, passed away on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Kay was born in Milan, Indiana on August 17th, 1945, the daughter of the late Emma Marianna (Grace) and Coy Lee Shaver. She grew up in Ohio County and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1963.

  Kay retired from Belterra Casino in Florence, where she worked in security. She previously had worked for Randall Textron in Vevay for 20 years.

  Kay was baptized at The River Apostolic Church in Vevay, and also formerly attended the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Kay loved to sing and was very good at it, competing in singing competitions at Belterra. Kay also enjoyed reading and watching movies. She liked joking with her friends and spending time with her family.

  Kay is  survived by her son, Mark Lee Shaver, of Vevay; by her three sisters: Peggy Marble, of Aurora, Indiana; Patsey Chapman, of Rising Sun, and Melody Striker, of Hebron, Kentucky: by her brother, Donald Shaver of Rising Sun; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, November 25th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Anthony Wilks officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, November 24th at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Brenda Murphy-Sigmon

  Brenda Lee Murphy-Sigmon, age 48, of Fairview, Indiana, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at her home.

  Brenda entered this life on October 13th, 1971, in Putnam, Connecticut. She was the loving daughter of the late Darrell Wayne Murphy, Sr. and Wanda Ruth (Hershman) Murphy. She was raised in Sterling, Connecticut where she was a 1989 graduate of the Sterling High School.

  Brenda was united in marriage on August 8th, 2009, in Taylor County, West Virginia, to the late Dennis Lynn “Denny” Sigmon. Brenda and Denny shared 18 years together until he passed away on February 24th, 2017.

  In 2001, Brenda earned her associate’s degree in accounting from Ivy Tech. She was a former employee for Multiple Machining in Dillsboro, Indiana, for 13 years. Brenda was employed as an accountant for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, for two years.

  Brenda enjoyed bird watching, gardening, reading Stephen King novels and her dogs. 

  Brenda will be missed by her loving daughter, Amanda Estell Davis of Fairview; by her brother, Darrell Murphy, Jr. and his wife Theresa of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Darrell Wayne Murphy, Sr.; by her mother, Wanda Ruth (Hershman) Murphy; by her husband, Dennis Lynn “Denny” Sigmon; and by her sister, Debra Murphy.

  No services are being held at this time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda Lee Murphy-Sigmon Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.