Obituaries 12/06/2018

Joseph 'Big Joe' Halloran, Norma Ransdell, Mable 'Mickie' McCalip, Betty Hughes


Norma E. Ransdell, 83,  of Jeffersonville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 28th at her home surrounded by her loving family.

  She was born on November 29th, 1934 in Marion County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Virgil and Ethel Clarine (Whitlock) McCarty.

  Norma was the office manager and coordinator with Louisville Auto Auction in Clarksville, Indiana; and retired from Mid America Auto Auction in Louisville, Kentucky.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Dave McCarty; and sister-in-law Carmella McCarty.

  She is survived by her five sons: Ronny (Donna), Mike, Ed (Dawn) of Vevay, Jim (Debbie), and Tim (Patty) Ransdell; by one brother, Bill McCarty, and her sister-in-law Sue McCarty. She will also be dearly missed by 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

  Visitation was held on Friday, November 30th; and also on Saturday, December 1st prior to the beginning of the funeral services at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indian. Entombment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park, Louisville, Kentucky.

  Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Amedysis Hospice in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Mable ‘Mickie’ McCalip

  Mable Louise “Mickie” (Murray) McCalip, age 87, of Vevay, passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at the St. Andrew Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.

  Mickie entered this life on June 11th, 1931, in Osgood, Indiana, and was the daughter of the late, Benjamin S. “Sockie” and Nora Marie (Rohlfing) Murray. She was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was a 1949 graduate of the Ben Davis High School.

  Mickie was united in marriage on September 2nd, 1951, in Osgood, Indiana, to the late William Henry “Bill” McCalip. This happy union was blessed with three daughters: Tammie, Chris and Tina. Mickie and Bill shared 60 years of marriage together until he passed away on January 24th, 2011.

  Mickie owned and operated the Versailles Laundromat for 18 years, and the Vevay Bowling Alley for 20 years, retiring in March of 1998. Mickie and Bill also owned and operated a farm in Ripley County, Indiana for many years.

  She was a life member of Job’s Daughters International. She served as a past mother advisor of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Mickie joined the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 333 and had served as Worthy Matron. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary. Mickie was awarded the Grand Cross of Color 4-H Leader.

  Mickie was an avid bowler for over 60 years and bowled in five national tournaments of which she and her husband won 1st place in the GT-La Mode held in Columbus, Ohio (37 states were involved). Mickie was very proud of all her family. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, painting, sewing, music and meeting new people with a sense of humor of course.

  Mickie will be deeply missed by her daughters: Tammie Spurlock and her husband, Ron of Rotonda West, Florida and Tina Aubuchon and her husband, Michael of Twin Falls, Idaho; by her grandchildren: Laurie Krieg and her husband, Dwight of Batesville, Indiana, Corey Lemen of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Christie Volz and her husband, Jason of Osgood, Indiana; by her great-grandchildren: Abbie Krieg, Benjamin William Krieg, Blake Volz, Chance Volz, Drew Volz, Cabel Lemen and Charlotte Lemen; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin S. “Sockie” and Nora Marie (Rohlfing) Murray; by her husband, William Henry “Bill” McCalip, who died on January 24th, 2011; her daughter, Chris McCalip; and by her sisters: Rubie Kieffer, Cora Gahimer and Ruthie Bultman.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana. Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 will conduct services at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th at the funeral home.

  The family requests memorials in memory of Mickie to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of Switzerland County; or the American Heart Association, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.


Joseph ‘Big Joe’ Halloran

  Joseph Frank “Big Joe” Halloran, 71, of Rising Sun, passed away on Wednesday, November 28th.

  Joe was a devoted husband of Kathy Halloran (Shepherd) for 21 years and preceded in death by first wife Marilyn Halloran (Heim).

  He was the beloved father of Missy (Jeff) King, Jimmy (Kristy) and Tony (Andrea) Halloran, Russ (Nina) and Joey (Cason) Whitaker; and the late Joseph J. Halloran.

  He was the cherished Papaw Big Joe of 22 grand kids, and for 1 great grandchild, with one on the way. Joe was the dear brother of Sue (Jerry) Hill and the late Butch, Danny and Gillis Halloran and brother in law of Judy and Debbie Halloran, John Heim and Bob (Carol) Shepherd.

  He was also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

  Visitation was held at the Trinity Christian Center, 18687 Pribble Road, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Monday, December 3rd, with services immediately following the visitation.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Naegele Funeral Home, 3900 Montgomery Rd, Norwood, Ohio, 45212, to help offset funeral costs.

Betty Hughes

  Betty Mardelle (Reese) Hughes, age 83, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Betty entered this life on August 1st, 1935, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late, J.C. and Ruth (Thomas) Reese. She was raised in Posey Township and was a 1954 graduate of the Patriot High School.

  Betty was united in marriage on May 16th, 1959, at the Old Methodist Church in Patriot, to the late, Ralph Hughes. This union was blessed with three daughters: Marlene, Marsha and Melissa.

  Betty was a Switzerland County 4-H Leader and attended the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Betty worked on the family farm alongside her husband and was a wonderful homemaker. Betty enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in the band, choir and sports and will be deeply missed by her loving family.

  Betty is survived by her daughters: Marlene Peters and her husband, Rick of Vevay, Marsha Chase and her husband, Lawrence of Vevay, and Melissa Hughes of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Meghan Kaczmarek and her husband, Anthony of East Enterprise, Kayla Nelson and her husband, Zac of Vevay, Ashley Kitts and her husband, Chris of Vevay, and Lauren Chase of Vevay; by her great-grandchildren: Presley Kitts, Eli Nelson and Jimmy Kaczmarek; by her sister, Billie Green and her husband, Galen of Vevay; by her brother, Chuck Reese of East Enterprise; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Ruth (Thomas) Reese; by her husband, Ralph Hughes, who died on April 20th, 2003; and by her sister, Myroleen Henry.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 7th, at 1 p.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery in Rising Sun.

  Friends may call on the family from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday, December 7th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund, c/o The Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Larry ‘Pete’ Barnes

  Larry Ray “Pete” Barnes, 70, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on November 29th, 2018.

  Pete was born on April 28th, 1948, the son of the late Hosie and Thelma Barnes.

  Pete was known for many great things throughout his lifetime. However, he will always be remembered for his talents in welding, love for his family, passion for fishing, gardening, and telling a good joke.

  Pete is survived by his beloved fiancé, Dawn D Haar; by his loving children: Jody Ray (Kelli) Barnes, Julene (Nate) Crumley, and Walter (Aly) Barnes, who is formerly of Switzerland County. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Gavin Ray Barnes, Lane McCoy Crumley, Deacon Ray Crumley, and Wade David Crumley.

  Other survivors include his sister, Sharon (Barnes) McGuire (Dewey T.); as well as by many other family members and friends.

  Visitation was held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati Columbus Road, West Chester, Ohio, 45069, on Tuesday, December 4th. Funeral service took place at Journey Church in West Chester, Ohio, on Wednesday, December 5th. Burial followed at the West Chester Township Cemetery.