Obituaries 11-30-17

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Harry ‘Tucky’ Richards

Harry Lester “Tucky” Richards, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10:21 p.m. on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Tucky was born in Rising Sun, on January 15th, 1936, the son of the late Edith (Matthews) and Harry Richards. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

He retired from Rising Sun Utilities and also had worked on barges and for different filling stations. Tucky was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion and the Aurora Eagles. He enjoyed collecting coins and knives and liked listening to gospel music on Sunday morning. Tucky was baptized in June of this year.

Tucky is survived by three daughters: Pam Elza, of Rising Sun; Tammy Pickett (Doug Taylor), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and Calista Anne Richards (Cortenay Schatzman), of Eminence, Kentucky; by two sons: Darrin Richards (Kathy Waker), of Kettering, Ohio and Kevin Richards of Eminence, Kentucky.

He is also survived by two brothers: Danny “Butch” Richards (Barbara), of Aurora, Indiana and Glenn Richards of Rising Sun; by grandchildren: Sarah Elza and Kelsey Pickett; by a great grandson, Mason Wells; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by wife, Beulah Mae (Holmes) Richards; by brothers: Dale, John, Ernie, Bobby, Albert and William Richards; by sisters, Margaret and Bessie; and by a grandson, Cody Pickett.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 26th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Ronnie Swango officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial was at Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Jennie Pridemore

Jennie Lou Pridemore, age 65, of Bennington, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Sunday November 26th, 2017, at her residence.

Jennie entered this life on June 30th, 1952, in Whitley County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Charles Richard and Susie Pearl (Rapier) Pridemore. She was raised in Whitley County, Kentucky, and later moved to Clifton, Ohio.

Jennie was employed as a personnel associates clerk for the federal government in Covington, Kentucky, retiring in the 1990s, after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Fairview. Jennie resided in the Bennington community since 2013.

Jennie will be remembered for her love of crafts and will be dearly missed by her loving family.

Jennie will be missed by her daughter, Angela Lovins-Miller and her husband Todd of Cross Plains, Indiana; her son, Joshua Lovins of Mt. Sterling; her grandchildren: David Mergy, Cheyne Mergy and his wife Morgan, and Annabelle Vollat; her great-grandchild: Maris O. Mergy; her brother, Edward Charles Pridemore and his wife: Cookie of Batavia, Ohio; and her nephew, Isaac E. Pridemore of White Oak, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Richard and Susie Pearl (Rapier) Pridemore; her sons, Jonathan Lovins, who died on June 12th, 1990 and Robert Christopher “Roy” Vollat, who died on December 11th, 2014; and her nephew, Charlie Pridemore.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, by Brother Hobert Byrd at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Zion Cemetery, Bennington.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, November 29th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

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

Charles Lee

Charles Rea “Chuck” Lee, age 75, of Madison, died on Saturday, November 25th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana with his loving family at this side.

Charles entered this life on July 30th, 1942 in Jefferson County, Indiana. He was the loving son of Harley Wilson and Mary Frances Rae Lee. He was a member of the last graduating class of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge in 1960. During high school he played basketball, ran track and was a member of the school choir. After graduation he worked for a short period of time for Glastron Boat Company in the Jefferson Proving Ground.

On November 18th, 1961 he was united in marriage to Judith L. “Judy” Miller at the home of Reverend Brainard and Gladys Lee. This happy union of 56 years was blessed with daughters, Laurie Christine and Cynthia Carol.

Chuck began his career with Chain-Belt in 1961. There he became known as “Charlie” to his co-workers. Throughout his 43 year career, the company went through many name changes and he retired under U.S. Filter Company as the projects manager in 2004. He had also owned and operated A & L Schwinn Cyclery in Madison and Lee’s Campers for several years. Later in life he owned and operated Lee’s Lawn Care and enjoyed taking care of several lawns as well as his church’s lawn. For the last several years he drove cars for Chandler Chevrolet.

Chuck was a faithful member of the Madison Assembly of God Church and had served as an elder, Sunday School Superintendent and on the hospitality committee. Chuck was known for his excellent coffee making skills. He loved his family, enjoyed his church and church family, camping, bicycling, feeding the birds, nature, trains, hydroplanes, watching the squirrels, taking care of his frog and fish pond, watching his granddaughters play fast pitch softball, and his great grandchildren’s sports activities and choir events. He loved being a snowbird and had wintered in Florida since 2010. Chuck loved to drive and for the past 25 years he and Judy and the Polings would venture to Branson, Missouri every fall. Chuck was a great friend to many and his award winning smile will be long remembered.

Charles will be missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Judith “Judy” L. Miller Lee of Madison; his loving daughters: Laurie Christine Wolf and her husband, Robert G. of Madison and Cynthia “Cindy” Carol Brashears of Madison; his grandchildren: Kristin Torrance Mann (Tony), Alicia Torrance Davis (Cliff), Hannah Brashears and Alexis Wolf; his great-grandchildren: Yasmin, Immigin, and Cambryin Mann; Mason, Juliana and Remington Davis; and Henlee Brashears.

He will also be dearly missed by his sisters-in-law: Luella Konkle Lee of Madison, Shirley Russell of Silver Lake, Indiana, Lois Miller of Farmville, Virginia, and Janet “Fizz” Splain and her husband, Bill of Vevay; his brothers-in-law: Daryl Miller and his wife, Connie of Hanover, Richard “Buzz” Miller and his wife, Pam of Madison, and David E. Miller of Madison; his mother-in-law, Betty L. Miller of Madison; his nieces and nephews: David E. Lee and his wife Sherry, Diane Loudenback, Judy Parker and her husband, K.C, Marianna Baird, Lee Jackson and his wife Brenda, and Wanda James; as well as several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Wilson Lee, who died on July 30th, 1942; his mother, Mary Frances Rae Lee, who died on July 13th, 1986; his brother, Elmer Lee, who died on February 2nd, 1990; his sister, Frances Lee Jackson, who died on May 27th, 2017; and his nephew, Richard Jackson, who died on July 1st, 2010.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Jason Dailey at the Madison Assembly of God Church, 1636 Clifty Drive Madison, Indiana. Friends may visit Friday, December 1st from 4- 8 p.m. and on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. until the time of service. All visitation will be held at the Madison Assembly of God Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Assembly of God Church. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Norma Siers

Norma Nelson Siers, 79, of Campbellsburg, Kentucky, peacefully passed away on November 17th, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky, with her beloved family by her side.

She was born on July 20th, 1938 to the late Curtis Nelson and Callie Chilton Nelson Keesee in Campbellsburg, Kentucky.

Norma grew up on Providence Road, attending Campbellsburg High School and Spencerian College. After 20 years of service, she retired from Trimble Nursing Center in Bedford, Kentucky. She loved God and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. Norma enjoyed spending time with her loving family, quilting, working in her yard, reminiscing with friends at annual reunions and living and attending church services in Providence. She will be remembered for her selfless love, her strong work ethic, her intuitiveness and her unwavering pride in her children and grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her son, Kevin Siers and his wife Pam of Louisville, Kentucky; her daughter, Laina Bell and her husband Ken of Fleming Island, Florida; her beloved grandchildren: Andrew Siers, Brooke Siers, Ian Bell and Tessa Bell; one brother Ray Nelson and his wife Martha of Campbellsburg, Kentucky; one sister Donna Hughes and her husband Nathan of Vevay; and many nieces, nephews, loving family and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: John Nelson, Charles Nelson, and Fred Nelson; and her sister, Doris Ogburn.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 21st, at the Ransdell Funeral Home in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, with Dr. Mike Huff and Pastor Charlie Davis officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, November 20th, and on Tuesday, November 21st, at the funeral home.

Burial was in the Campbellsburg Cemetery.

JoAnn Hartford

JoAnn Loretta Hartford, 90, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4:43 a.m. on Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

JoAnn was born on a farm near Rising Sun on August 25th, 1927, the daughter of the late Carl and Eva Hartford. JoAnn graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1945 and was class valedictorian. JoAnn graduated from Indiana University in 1949. She worked as a teacher and taught high school Latin and English. JoAnn later worked in the office at Seagram’s Distillery until her health declined.

JoAnn became a resident of the Rising Sun Care Center on March 17th, 1980 and remained there until her passing. The people there became part of her family and she helped in any way she could. The staff would remark on her positive and cooperative attitude.

JoAnn was baptized on April 26th, 1936. She was a devoted Christian and member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. She was a former Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. JoAnn will be remembered for her kind and generous nature and her strong faith.

JoAnn is survived by two sisters: Jeannette Gerard (Herbert), of Chandler, Arizona and Andrea Helmes (Lewis), of Cincinnati, Ohio; by two brothers: Frank “Tony” Hartford (Phyllis), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Stephen Lynn Hartford, of San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by brothers John William and Phillip Thomas Hartford.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 29th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Nathan Pelehowski officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, November 29th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ or The Waters of Rising Sun Activity Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Geneva Johnson

Geneva (Cole) Johnson, age 85, of Vevay, died at 7:56 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, at the Norton Hospital Louisville, Kentucky.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.

Betty Bondurant

Betty L. Bondurant, 82, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:28 a.m. on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017, at The Waters of Dillsboro.

Betty was born in Sanders, Kentucky on August 17th, 1935, the daughter of the late Lettie (Ryder) and Alford David Brown.

Betty was the widow of Harold R. Bondurant. They were married on October 18th, 1952 in Rising Sun.

She worked as an Ohio County Dispatcher for over 40 years. Betty was also former 911 Coordinator. She also worked for the Rising Sun Police and Ohio County Sheriff’s Departments, where she filled in as matron, transported female prisoners and did whatever else she could do to help. Betty enjoyed watching sports, especially NASCAR races. She also liked to read and loved horses.

Betty is survived by two daughters: Kathy Brown of Rising Sun and Brenda Noble, of Rising Sun; by grandchildren: Dusty, Chad, Zack and Corey; by great grandchildren: Laney, Logan, Dustin and Katelynne; and by her great great grandchild, Dallas.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Harold; by a son, Harold Dale Bondurant; by brothers: Ray, Clive, Estel, Ted and Dale Robert Brown; by sisters: Beatrice Johns and Juanita Corsey; and by a grandson, Michael Dale Whiteford.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 27th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Visitation was held on Monday prior to the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made the family.

James H. “Jim” McNary, 83, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2017.

Jim was born on October 24, 1934 in Winamac, IN to the late Oran H. and Helen (Buis) McNary. He attended Purdue University and pursued a career in Civil Engineering. He later worked at Poindexter Excavating for 34 years as a Construction Estimator. He was a member of the VFW Post #261 in Lawrence, the Oaklandon Masonic Lodge, and Indian Lake Country Club. He shared his love of water and boating with many family and good friends, often visiting his boat on the Ohio River near his childhood hometown of Vevay, IN.

He leaves behind: His sister, Doris Anne ‘Do’ Onken; first wife, Patricia Sherfick; two daughters, Marla (Donald) Carlson and Taunia (David) Price; step son, Ricky Eaton; eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: His wife, Helen Ruth Miller McNary, and step daughter, Becky Eaton Rymer.

Friends and family are invited to gather and celebrate his life from 10:00am-12:00pm on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Flanner Buchanan- Washington Park East, with a funeral service to follow at 12:00pm. He will be laid to rest at Fillmore Cemetery in Fillmore, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post #261 in Lawrence, 10550 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46236 or the Oaklandon Masonic Lodge, 11735 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236.