Obituaries 12/13/2018

Obituaries: Donald Barth, Marcella Jarvis, Kelli Werner, Paul 'Kenny' Darbro, James 'Kenny' Griffin, Mendy Clark

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Kelli Werner

  Kelli S. Werner 50, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Sunday December 9th, 2018 in Aurora.

  She was born on April 27th, 1968 in Dearborn County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Robert Werner and Mary (Johnson) Werner.

  Kelly was employed at New Horizons. She loved dancing, flipping through magazines, drawing in her notebooks, shopping at Walmart and eating at Skyline Chili. Kelli loved hugs and her smile could light up the room.

  She is survived by her brothers: Rick Werner of Aurora, and Bobby (Sudie) Werner of Aurora, as well as seven nieces and nephews, including Matt Werner and his wife, Victoria, of Rising Sun; and eight great nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Werner; by her sister, Tammy Werner; and by her brothers: David, Michael and Greg Werner.

  Friends are invited to call on the family on Saturday, December 15th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana. Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, December 15th, beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora.

  Contributions may be made to the Rescare Homecare.

 

Marcella Jarvis

  Marcella Elizabeth Jarvis, 99, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away at 12:51 p.m. on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Marcella was born in Ohio County on June 22nd, 1919, the daughter of the late Bessie (Hastings) and Herman Thies. She attended Rising Sun Schools and graduated from Mollers Beauty School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1941.

  Marcella worked as a beautician and operated a shop out of her home for several years.

  She married Forrest Leland Jarvis on September 3rd, 1953. Leland passed away on December 15th, 1965. Marcella still maintained the home they bought together in 1954.

  Marcella was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and loved the company of her nieces and nephew and many great nieces and nephews.

  Marcella is  survived by a nephew, John Edwin Peters (Saundra) of Rising Sun; by her nieces: Carolyn Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nancy Hopper of Rising Sun and Sherry Lawrence of Versailles, Indiana; by nine great nieces and nephews; by 12 great great nieces and nephews; and by several great great great nieces and nephews.

  Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Leland; by her sister Genevieve Peters; by an infant sister, Wanda June Thies; and by her niece, Elaine Peters.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 12th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, December 12th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

James ‘Kenny’ Griffin

  James Kenneth “Kenny” Griffin, age 83, of Vevay, passed away on Monday, December 10th, 2018, at his residence.

  Kenny entered this life on November 4th, 1935, in Rushville, Indiana, the loving son of the late Jerry and Alta Mae (Johnson) Griffin. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1954 graduate of the Patriot High School.

  Kenny was inducted into the United States Army on June 4th, 1958, in Louisville, Kentucky, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on May 31st, 1964 at Fort Lewis, Washington.

  On April 27th, 1957, at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Kenny was united in marriage to Verlie Ann Buchanan. This happy union was blessed with two sons: Dana and Dale. Kenny and Verlie shared over 55 years of marriage together until she passed away on September 8th, 2012.

  Kenny was employed as a technician and supervisor for Fernald Plant in Ross, Ohio, for 10 years and for Monsanto Plant in Cleves, Ohio, for one and a half years. He was employed as the maintenance coordinator for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in 1996 after 30 years of service.

  Kenny served on the Switzerland County School Board from 1982-1988; the Switzerland County School Endowment Board from 2002-2006; and Switzerland County Council from 1990-2006. He was a charter member for the board of directors for the Switzerland County YMCA from 2000-2002.

  Kenny was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 where he served as past commander from 1988-1989, on the house committee for two years and as the finance officer for two years. He was currently the post adjutant from 2012-2018, finance officer for the bar account and treasurer for several years. He was also a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. He was a former member of the Patriot Methodist Church in Patriot.

  Kenny resided in the Vevay community since 1969. Kenny will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, playing euchre, and coaching little league ball for nine years. Kenny enjoyed raising cattle on his farm in Vevay from 1972 until present; and driving around town and socializing with his family and friends. Kenny enjoyed his daily visits to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 where he enjoyed socializing and helping in the daily events and activities.

  Kenny will be deeply missed by his sons: Dana Griffin and his wife Rhonda of Vevay and Dale Griffin and his wife Jackie of Rising Sun; by his companion, Jane Osborne of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Scott Griffin and his wife Danielle of Vevay, Shane Griffin and his wife Megan of Vevay, and Taylor Griffin of Rising Sun; by his great-grandchildren: Kellen, Kenna and Harper Griffin all of Vevay; by his step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Gough and her husband, Sam; his step-great-grandchildren: McKenzie Ferrari, Kaylee Ferrari and Riley Zeiner; by his brother, Gerald Griffin and his wife Carol of Priest River, Idaho; his half-sisters, Rita Welch of Carrollton, Kentucky and Shirley Griffin of Milan, Indiana; his half-brother, George Griffin and his wife Candy, Selma, North Carolina; and his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry and Alta Mae (Johnson) Griffin; his step-mother, Jeanette (Browning) Griffin; by his wife, Verlie Ann (Buchanan) Griffin, who died on September 8th, 2012; by his brothers: Charles Robert Griffin and Paul Eugene Griffin; by his sisters: Dorothy Gillispie and Dolly Bowling; his half-brother, Jerry Eugene Griffin; and his sister-in-law, Hazel Griffin.

  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Friday, December 14th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Masonic Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14th, by the Switzerland County Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM at the funeral home.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 15th, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment and Full Military Rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or Vevay VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

Paul ‘Kenny’ Darbro

  Paul Kenneth “Kenny” Darbro, age 69 of Madison, passed away on Friday, December 7th, 2018, at 1:25 p.m. at Baptist Health Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Kenny entered this life on June 4th, 1949 in Madison, the son of the late Roy and Norma L. Dilts Darbro. He was raised in Switzerland County, and graduated from the Vevay High School in 1967.

  He enlisted in the United States Air Force after one year of college, serving until his honorable discharge. After his service in the Air Force, he served in the Air Force Reserves and the Indiana National Guard.

  He was united in marriage on March 9th, 1973 to Mary Catherine “Cathy” Hite in Vevay by Reverend Ron Sandidge, and to this happy union of 45 years came a son, Roy, and a daughter, Deanna, to bless their home.

  He began a career in manufacturing, working for the old U.S. Shoe Corporation, Batesville Casket Company, and finally retiring from the old Reliance Electric after more than 30 years of service.

  Kenny was a longtime sports fan, cheering on the Madison Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. He is fondly remembered for his generosity working with various veterans’ organizations and charities, and for his warm smile and friendly conversation on the bench at Wal-Mart.

  Kenny will be missed by his loving wife, Mary Catherine “Cathy” Hite Darbro of Madison; his loving son, Roy Darbro and his wife Teddie of Madison; his loving daughter, Deanna Higbie and her husband Derrick of Madison; by his loving mother, Norma L. Dilts Darbro; by his loving grandchildren: Mercedes Anderson (Travis), Aaliyah Skidmore (Andrew), Kenny Higbie (Alexis), Dylan Darbro, Angel Higbie, Jordan Darbro, and Madison Darbro; and by his loving great grandson, Greyson Skidmore.

  He will also be missed by his loving sisters: Beanie Driver and her husband, Mark of East Enterprise, Jo Webster of Vevay, Debbie Simpson of Vevay, Billie Kuhen of Vevay, and Jill Darbro of Madison; by his loving brothers: Larry Darbro and his wife Debra of Florence and Bobby Darbro of Vevay; by his loving step brothers: Fred Earls of Madison, Mike Earls and his wife LuAnn of Lakeland, Florida, and Bill Earls and his wife, Nelda of Fayetteville, Ohio; by his loving step sister, Sharon Hansel and her husband, Darrell of Vevay; his brother-in-law, Jack Hite, Sr. and his wife Doreene of Hanover, Indiana; his special nephew, Jack Hite, Jr. and his wife Tara of Rising Sun; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Darbro, who died on June 8th, 1969; his step father, John J. Earls, who died on August 10th, 1994: his brothers: Charles Denver Darbo, who died in 1950, Melvin Gayle Darbro, who died in 1952, and Gary Ray Darbro, who died on February 20th, 2012; by his grandparents, Roy and Grace Dilts and William and Floy Tapp Darbro; and by his special uncle and aunt, Jonny and Mary Darbro.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, December 12th, by Reverend Randy Crutchfield at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, December 11th, and also on Wednesday, December 12th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Full military honors were conducted on Wednesday, December 12th, by the United States Air Force Ceremonial Unit and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenny Darbro Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

Mendy Clark

  Mendy Renee Clark, 42, of Vevay, passed away on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.

  She was born May 17th, 1976 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the daughter of David and Cynthia Sue (Beckett) Clark.

  Mendy was a past member of the Lawrenceburg Eagles. She loved her family especially her children.

  She is survived by her father, David Clark; her mother, Cynthia Sue Clark; her fiance, Mike Houseworth; her two sons: Tristan Clark and Ethan Houseworth; by two brothers: David Clark and Joey Clark; by her sister, Amanda Jo (Chris) Clark Bates; by four aunts: Tina Hollenbeck, Tracey Hornschemeier, Jane Davis, and Pam Green; by two uncles: Greg Beckett and Darryl Clark; and by several nieces nephews, cousins and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Buddy and Carolyn Beckett; by her paternal grandparents, Everett and Evelyn Clark; and by her aunt, Polly Painter.

  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, December 18th, from 5-7 p.m. at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 18th, beginning at 7 p.m.

  Contributions may be made to the Family.

 

Donald Barth

  Donald Fred “Don” Barth, age 87, of Vevay, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, December 9th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Don entered this life on September 23rd, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Louis Fred and Leona (Carter) Barth. He was raised in Cheviot, Ohio and attended the Taylor High School in Cleves. Ohio.

  Don was drafted into the United States Army on January 26th, 1952, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on January 29th, 1954.

  Don was a butcher all of his life since the young age of eight. He was employed for Kroger’s in Silverton, Ohio, Langen Meats in Batesville, Indiana and for Humbert’s Meats in Cincinnati. Ohio. Don was a Charter Boat Captain on Lake Erie for 15 years.

  Don was a member of the Local 235 Meat Cutters in Cincinnati. Ohio, Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay. Don resided in the Vevay community since 2008. Don will be remembered for his love of fishing.

  Don will be missed by his sons: Fred  Barth of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Lester Barth of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Joshua Barth, Becky Hornsby and Jessica Barth; by his great-grandchildren: Isaac, Luke, Logan, Lincoln and Lexi; by his brother, Louis Barth, Jr. of Lima, Ohio; by his sister, Gloria Carter of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Fred and Leona (Carter) Barth; and his nephew, David Barth.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, December 12th, by Brother Anthony Wilks at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg, Ohio.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, December 12th, prior to the beginning of the funeral service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Truth Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.