Leonard Henry William Thieman, 86, of Pleasant, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, December 6th, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born February 9th, 1926, the loving son of the late Carl Frederick and Florentina Louisa “Mabel” (Selmeyer) Thieman. He resided all of his life in Switzerland County and attended Cross Plains High School in Cross Plains. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 7th, 1944, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving in Company L291st Infantry, in Rhineland and Central Europe, during World War II. He received the EAME Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars, the Good Conduct Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Marksman Rifle Badge. He was honorably discharged on December 27th, 1945, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
He was united in marriage on December 2nd, 1944, in Anniston, Alabama, to Betty J. Aufderheide. Unto this union two sons and three daughters arrived to bless their home. They shared 68 loving years of mrriage together until his death.
He was a former school bus driver for the Switzerland County School Corporation, retiring in 1997, after 42 years of service. He was a former school bus driver for the Switzerland county School Corporation, retiring in1997, after 42 years of service. He was a former employee at the Landwehr Inc., in Versailles, for several years. He was a member of Friendship American Legion Post 247 and Director at Southeastern Feeder Auction in Osgood. He was also a member of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry, Indiana, since 1926. He enjoyed farming all of his life, raising cattle, hogs, tobacco and grain. He will be remembered for his love of bowling, woodworking, squirrel hunting and playing cards. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Betty J. Thieman of Pleasant; his two sons, Larry Thieman and wife Linda of Pleasant and Mike Thieman and wife Melisa of Pleasant; his three daughters, Peggy Lee Covington of Madison, Victoria L. Burris and husband Tim of Lawrenceburg and Teresa R. Libby and husband Gary of Fairview; his 13 grandchildren, Scott, Chris, Lori, Andrea, Matt, Luke, Alicia, Angela, April, Abby, Alex, Gary, Jr., and Jeremy; his 12 great-grandchildren, Amber, Dustin, Shawn, Isabel, Jackson, Elijah, Tyler, Porter, Kylan, Ellery, Bryson and Evaiah; his four great-great-grandchildren, Mya, Sophia, Levi and Jocelyn.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Kent Thieman; and his sister, Leona Vogel.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, December 9th, by Pastor Richard Wilkie at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Dewberry. Interment was in Saint Paul Cemetery in Dewberry with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Friendship American Legion Post 247 at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Paul Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Charles William Bales, 76, of Ludlow, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Monday, December 3rd, 2012, at Saint Elizabeh South Medical Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.
He was born September 7th, 1936, in Switzerland County, the loving son of the late Arlie Leland and Inez Florence (Wagner) Bales. He was raised in Switzerland County where he attended school. He was formerly employed at the River Downs Race Track in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a retired truck driver. He will be remembered for his love of racing horses, fishing, playing cards and pool.
He was united in marriage on September 7th, 1997, in Bromley, Kentucky, to JoAnn Bickel. They shared 13 years of marriage together until her death on February 17th, 2010.
Survivors include one daughter; two sons; his half brother, Raymond Wagner Lewis of Dayton, Ohio; his three stepdaughters, Dawn Smith of Bucyrus, Ohio, Linda Lee of Union, Kentucky and Judy Baker of Bromley, Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Hastie Cemetery near Markland. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Hakell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Samuel Ronnie “Ron” Goff, 69, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, December 11th, 2012, at his residence.
He was born September 2nd, 1943, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of James and Ann (Montgomery) Goff. He worked as a maintenance man for Fries and Fries in Ohio. He was a member of the North American Hunting Club. He liked hunting, fishing, farming, trapping and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his son, Mark Goff of Moores Hill; his daughters, Maryleah (Robert) Hartman of Milan and Heidi Goff of Vevay; his brother, James (Wilma) Goff of Cleveland, Ohio; his sister, Carolyn “Ron” Brown Johnson of Moores Hill; five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jerry and Raymond Goff; his granddaughters, Kendra Goff and Nichole and Amanda McGuire; and great-grandson, Logan McGuire.
Gerald Wayne Imel, 72, of Madison, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Friday, December 7th, 2012, at his home near Madison.
He was born December 2nd, 1940, on Pleasant Ridge in Jefferson County, the son of Howard and Geraldine Ryker Imel. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1958 graduate of Central High School and attended Purdue University, receiving a degree in surveying. He was united in marriage on August 26th, 1959, at he Caledonia Presbyterian Church to Shelby Jean Ralston. T happy union was blessed with two sons, Gary and Ronald.
He loved to farm and was devoted to that profession his entire life. He also had worked as a psychiatric attendant at Madison State Hospital from 1961-2003. He enjoyed painting and restoring farm equipment, his cows and other farm animals. He enjoyed the love of his dogs very much. He was known for the ability to look at something and recreate it. He was an excellent carpenter, devoted husband, loving dad and adoring grandpa.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shelby Jean Ralston Imel of Madison; his son, Gary Wayne Imel and wife Wanda of Madison; his grandchildren, Justin, Derek, Suzannah, Cassidy and Cody; his great-grandchildren, Hannah, Collin, and Ronald Luke; his step-grandchildren, Glenn and Crystal; his mother-in-law, Ernestine Ralston of Madison; his daughter-in-law, Delores “Dena” Imel-Webster of Madison; his sister-in-law, Patty Imel of Madison; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Imel on January 27th, 1991, and Geraldine Ryker Imel, who died November 11th, 1993; his son, Ronald Gene Imel on March 13th, 2001; his brother, Carl Imel; his sisters, Mary Ellen Imel Croxton on September 19th, 2011 and husband J.C. Croxton on October 17th, 2008, and Betty Jean Imel Wyatt and husband Bill Wyatt; his father-in-law, Robert L. Ralston on July 23rd, 1995; his niece, Bonnie Jean Wyatt Moulton; and his nephew, Robert Wyatt.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 11th, by Brother George A. Severn and Pastor K.C. Banta at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Caledonia Cemetery near Moorefield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Frank J. Meadows, 82, of Hanover, passed away at 2:36 a.m. Saturday, December 8th, 2012, at his home.
He was born September 10th, 1930, in English, Kentucky, the loving son of the late William and Jenny Gividen Meadows. He was raised in Carroll County and was a graduate of Carrollton High school.
He was united in marriage to Zeda Marie Bladen on September 7th, 1950, in Carrollton, Kentucky. This happy union was blessed with two daughters and three sons. She preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage on December 27th, 1985, in Carrollton to Charlotte A. Jones.
He worked for 14 years at Conair in Carrollton. He then worked for Steinhardt Heating and Cooling and received his certificate in heating and cooling from Ivy Tech. He had worked for Conn Organ in Madison for 20 years and for the B & O Railroad early in life.
He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion with Jefferson Post 9. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to auctions, yard sales, flea markets, and being with his kids and grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte A. Jones Meadows of Hanover; his daughters, Debbie Singer and husband George of Cataula, Georgia and Melodye Clark of Fairhope, Alabama; his three sons, William “Tom” Meadows of Versailles, Mark Meadows of Fairhope, Alabama, and Scott Meadows of Greenville, South Carolina; his stepson, Steven Britain and wife Becky of Madison; his grandchildren, Micki, Heather, Libby, Shawn, James, Josh, Alex, April, Tanisha, Sally, David, Ashley, Mikel and Trevor; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mabel Guthrie; his brohers, Johnny Meadows and Paul Meadows; and his granddaugther, Mandy Meadows.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 12th, by Reverend Roger Dean at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Hanover Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or Amedysis Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Ruth Elaine Richmond Oles, 89, of Lexington, Indiana, passed away at 5 a.m. Monday, December 10th, 2012, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.
She was born May 14th, 1923, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Wilber and Nettie Lucille Carlisle Richmond, Sr. She had served as head housekeeper for the Hereford Motor Lounge and Best Western in Madison for many years. She resided most of her life in Jefferson County and was a member of the New Bethel United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.
She was united in marriage on April 12th, 1941, in Vevay, to Evard Earl Oles, who passed away October 8th, 2008. This happy union was blessed with two daughters and one son.
Survivors include her two daughters, Sharon Martin of Lexington and Judy Koontz and husband Ross of Madison; her son, Steven Duane Oles and wife Phyllis of Branson West, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Philip Thomas Raycher on March 1st, 2005; her sister, Delsie Meredith Hereford on February 6th, 2011; her brothers, Wilber Richmond, Jr., and Robert Richmond; and her niece, Patricia Hereford on February 8th, 2010.
Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Bethel Cemetery Association. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.