Obituaries 12/15/2022


Connie Adams

  Connie Sue Adams, 81, of Crestwood, Kentucky, went to be with our Heavenly Father on December 10th, 2022 in La Grange, Kentucky.

  She was born in McAndrews, Kentucky on January 5th, 1941.

  Connie graduated from Belfry High School in Belfry, Kentucky and studied accounting at Marshal University. Over the years she worked at her grandfather’s store, as a clerk for the post office in Pinsonfork, Kentucky, the school systems in Jefferson and Oldham counties in Kentucky; and then retired after working over 25 years with Weight Watchers. She cared for many children in their home helping them with homework and showing them the love of Christ. Connie was very generous and passionate about helping others and doing missionary work in Honduras over the years.

  Connie is survived by her loving husband, John Owen Adams of Crestwood, Kentucky; by her twin daughters: Sharlene Batts (Jim) of Richmond, Kentucky, and Marlene Jones (Michael) of Patriot; and by her grandchildren: of Jarrod Van Winkle of Patriot, Evan Van Winkle of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ian Van Winkle of Florence, Kentucky, Ashley Batts Dilly (John) of Louisville, Tennessee and Landon Montgomery of Richmond, Kentucky; and by her much loved sister and brother: Mary Ruth Runyon (Roger Lee) of Grayson, Kentucky and Gary Michael Ball (Jane) of Columbus, Ohio.

  She is preceded in death by her parents: Landon and Boots Ball; and by her brother Mikey Ball (Linda).

  Her family was blessed to add those loved like family; Pete and Pat Wills, Neil and Magdalena Cantrell, Janelle Speedy and Sarah Serrano.

  A memorial gathering for Connie will be held on Saturday, December 17th, from 2-2:45 p.m. at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 706 W Jefferson Street, LaGrange, Kentucky.

  A Celebration of Life will following the time of visitation at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 17th.

Barbara DeNoon

  Barbara Jean DeNoon, 89, of Vevay, passed away on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.

  She was born on September 16th, 1933, the daughter of Herald and Inez (Kleyla) Setters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  Barbara was a professional opera singer, and everything she did revolved around music and her passion for singing. In her early years, she sang with the Indianapolis Orchestra and with Star Light Musicals. Also in her younger years, Barbara was a member of Eastern Star, and a member of Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church.

  She loved being a grandma and spoiling them all. Barbara was a big Snow White fan.

  She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Smith; by her grandchildren: Ashley (Jesse) Bryant, Melisa Smith, Katie Smith, Hank Smith, and Stacie Smith; and by her great-grandchildren: Autumn, Jordan, and Jerimiah Bryant, and Gunnar Smith.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harold DeNoon; by her daughter, Eileen Walters; and by her brother and sister-in-law, Elwood and Shirley Setters.

  Services were held on Monday, December 12th, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, Indiana. Visitation was held prior to the time of the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial was at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Paradigm Hospice, 8904 Bash Street, Suite B, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46256.

John Hayes, Sr.

  John Lee Hayes, Sr., age 49, of Florence, Indiana, died suddenly on Sunday, December 11th, 2022, at his residence.

  John entered this life on January 23rd, 1973 in Madison. He was the loving son of the late John A. “Pete” and Katherine “Kathy” Mary Heitz Hayes. He was raised in Jefferson County attending Madison schools until the tenth grade, when he moved to Switzerland County. He graduated in 1992 from Switzerland County High School, where he was a member of the FFA and had played football for Madison. He then attended electricians school and began his career as a self employed electrician.

  He was united in marriage to Jamie Kinman and they were blessed with a son, Trisston.

  John had worked as a Union Journeyman with Kakel Company and Flora-Daniels for many years. He was a man of many talents and had many expressions that he used daily.

  If John was your friend, you had a life-long friend. If he considered you family, you were family and you were treated as so. He enjoyed tearing things up, rebuilding things and if it required a “do over” well that’s what it got; and was referred to often as the “Mad Scientist”.

  John raced trucks for years under the name of “Hayes Mud Racing”. He considered Ford Built Trucks the only good truck on the road and would tell you so. You often saw John in his trade mark vintage Ford Bronco.

  He dearly loved his children and was always very involved in their lives. He loved off road racing and hanging out with his friends. He had recently been very involved in Pacer Football and received, “Director of the Year” with Y Pac for K through 6th grade football in Switzerland County.

  After John met his companion, April Gridley, you would often find him at the Roxano’s Restaurant in Vevay serving as the social host and entertainer. John has left a big hole in his huge family and wide circle of friends with his sudden death and will be forever missed.

  John will be forever missed by his loving companion, April Gridley; by his children: Trisston Hayes (Kelli Hart) of Vevay, Chance Grubbs (Kayln) of Vevay, John “John John” Lee Hayes, Jr. (Zoey Walston) of Bennington, Jackson Wayne “Tubby” Hayes of Florence, Indiana, Douglas Pedraza of Bloomington, Indiana; Courtney Pedraza of Elsmere, Kentucky, Julia C. Henderson of Hawaii, and Lakan Lowry of Madison; by his step daughter, Mattea Edwards of Vevay; by his maternal grandmother, Virginia Stucker Heitz of Madison; by his grandchildren: Heidi Koerner, Granger Grubbs, Gavin Grubbs, Jordan Walston, and Marcellus Pedraza; by his grandparents, Freddie and Charlotte Carlisle of Lancaster, Indiana; by his step father, Donald Wayne Hyden of Madison; by his half sister, Alicia “Sissy” Hayes of Madison; by his uncles: Robert “Bobby” A. Heitz of Madison, Steven W. Heitz and his wife Delores of Madison, and Robert “Bobby” Hayes of Vevay; and by his aunts: Toni “Sissy” Heitz Carpenter of Madison and Jaynie Hayes.

  He is also survived by his best friends who were like his brothers: Richie Kasson and Andy Hunt of Vevay; and by numerous other family members and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his father, John A. “Pete” Hayes, who died on March 9th, 2008; by his mother, Katherine Mary “Kathy” Heitz Hyden, who died on May 18th, 2014; by his paternal grandparents, Alvin and Dorothy Opal Singer Hayes; by his maternal grandfather, Karl Edward Heitz, who died on May 11th, 2016; by his uncles: Carl D. Heitz and William “Billy” Lee Hayes, who died on February 16th, 2021; by his aunts: Dorothy “JoAnn” Hayes Gay, who died on March 4th, 2017, Mary Jane Curling, and Wilma Totten; by his uncle, Bobby Carpenter, who died on October 4th, 2018; by his half sister, Elizabeth Marie “Beth” Hayes, who died on March 18th, 2010; by his aunts: Norma Jean Carlisle and Darlene Mefford; and by his best friends, Shawn Brabant and Hondo Hon.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 16th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery,600 West Fifth Street in downtown Madison. 

Friends may call on the family from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 15th and on Friday, December 16th from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the John Lee Hayes, Sr. Remembrance Fund to help his family. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

David McCulley

  David Lee McCulley, 46, of Rising Sun, passed away on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 at his residence.

  David was born in Hamilton, Ohio on September 5th, 1976, the son of the late Sharon Kay (Brown) McCulley and Kenneth McCulley.

  He formerly worked as a deckhand at Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun and also Belterra Casino in Florence, Indiana.

  David was an avid gamer and enjoyed watching any program that was about paranormal activity.

  David is survived by his children: Hope McCulley, Jacob McCulley and Connor McCulley; by his two sisters: Bernice Taylor of McKee, Kentucky and Margie McCulley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; by his three brothers: Kenneth McCulley, of Aurora, Indiana, Elvis MCulley of Aurora, Indiana, and Jason McCulley of Warsaw, Kentucky; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  Visitation was held on Monday, December 12th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  Final services will be at the convenience of the family.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family for funeral expense.

Elizabeth McKay

  Elizabeth (Potter) McKay, age 95, of near Lamb, Indiana, passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Elizabeth was born on April 16th, 1927 in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the second child of Bradley and Kathleen (Thomas) Potter.

  She was a homemaker and co-owner of McKay Lumber Company in Vevay from 1974-1989.

  Elizabeth was a member of Union Baptist Church in Lamb, and was Treasurer from January 1998 until the end of 2008.

  She spent her early years near Brooksburg, Indiana and attended school and the Brooksburg Baptist Church. She became a member and was baptized in the Ohio River at Brooksburg.

  In 1944, she was a Junior War Worker at the P.R. Mallory Company in Indianapolis. Elizabeth graduated from Madison High School, class of 1945. After graduation, Elizabeth worked for Fidelity and Casualty Insurance Company of New York at its Indianapolis branch office.

  On May 15th, 1948, Elizabeth married Frederick McKay in their new home on the family farm. To this union were born three daughters: Linda Diane, Nancy Lynn and Darla Jean.

  In the early years of their marriage, Elizabeth moved her membership from Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg to Union Baptist Church in Lamb. She and Fred had always lived on the farm in Switzerland County the 48 years of their marriage. Elizabeth continued to live there after the death of her husband.

  She enjoyed reading and sewing, as well as, baking. She loved her home and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived close to her family which was a joy and comfort to her.

  Elizabeth will be missed by her daughters, Diane Sigmon and her husband Jerry of Lamb, Nancy Wilson of Hanover, Indiana and Darla McAlister and her husband John of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Greg Sigmon and his wife Candace, Kristin Sigmon, Chad Browning and his wife Nicole, Brian Browning and his wife Kristy, Jed McAlister and his wife Ashley and Fred McAlister; by her great grandchildren: Ciera Cartwright and her husband Daniel, Cassandra Mikesell and her husband Marc, Brandon Browning and his fiancée Erin, Karissa Browning, Elizabeth Sigmon and Declan, Caitlyn, Roland, Eddie and Millie McAlister; by her great great-grandchildren: Grace, Braxton and Benny; by her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Norman Romans of Lamb; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick “Fred” McKay, who died on January 22nd, 1996; by her grandson, Dennis W. Sigmon, who died on April 24th, 2002, who was her first grandson; by her father, Bradley Owen Potter, who died on February 8th, 1976; by her mother, Kathleen (Thomas) Potter, who died on April 6th, 1995; by her brothers: Leonard Potter, who died on October 3rd, 1982 and Richard Potter, who died on December 3rd, 1997; by her sister, Mary Paugh, who died on September 21st, 2014; by her son-in-law, Donnie Wilson, who died on August 18th, 2021; by her granddaughter-in-law, Tycia Lynn Sigmon-Martin, who died on November 2nd, 2014; and by her nephews, David W. Paugh, who died on January 27th, 2009 and Glen Paugh, who died on April 16th, 2020.

  Visitation was held on Monday, December 12th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

   Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Monday, December 12th, by Reverned Mike Barnes at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

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

Linda Poling

  Linda L. (Green) Poling, age 80, of near Quercus Grove, Indiana, passed away on Thursday December 8th, 2022, at her residence.

  Linda entered this life on August 30th, 1942 in Switzerland County. She was the youngest child of 12 born to Andrew Peter and Sadie Mae (Peters) Green. Linda was raised on Plum Creek Road in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School.

  Linda was united in marriage on November 7th, 1959 to Wilbur E. “Webb” Poling in Madison. This happy union of nearly 43 years was blessed with three sons.

  Linda was employed in the fitting room for U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, retiring in 2000 after 40 years of service. She also was the supervisor in the Training Center. She was later employed as an phone operator in 2000 for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana until 2010.

  Linda resided on the farm in Quercus Grove since 1974. She was a member since the young age of 14 at Plum Creek Baptist Church. Linda enjoyed working all of her life and working in tobacco on the farm. She loved gardening, antique shopping and hummingbirds. Above all, Linda loved her family deeply and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Linda will be deeply missed by her son, Steven G. Poling of Patriot; by her daughter-in-law, Carol Poling of near Quercus Grove; by her grandchildren: Shaina Watson of East Enterprise and Shelby Lucas and her husband Andy of near Quercus Grove; by her great-grandchildren: Kali Watson, Kyndal Watson, Kadence Watson, Adeleigh Lucas and Case Lucas; by her sister, Lucille Phillips and her husband Cherry of Vevay; by her sisters-in-law: Dollie Green of Patriot, Billie Green of Vevay, Freda Walker of near Quercus Grove, Eva Fette of Florence, Indiana, and Janey Poling of New Albany, Indiana; by her numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and by her faithful companion dog, ‘Buddy’.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew Peter Green, who died on December 28th, 1946; by her mother, Sadie Mae (Peters) Green, who died on July 21st, 1985; by her husband, Wilbur E. “Webb” Poling, who died on February 6th, 2002; by her sons: Wilbur “Dale” Poling, who died on November 11th, 2019 and Michael R. Poling, who died on February 9th, 2021; by her sisters: Dorothy Mae Scott, who died on June 1st, 1960, Meredith Scudder, who died on April 26th, 2010, Mary Catherine McManis, who died on April 23rd, 2021 and Alberta G. Reed, who died on July 8th, 2021; by her brothers: Marvin Green, who died on November 27th, 1967, Allen Green, who died on May 15th, 1986, Arthur “Buddy” Green, who died on August 23rd, 2011, Charles Green, who died on October 19th, 2015, Galen M. Green, who died on November 30th, 2019 and Ivan Andrew Green, who died on August 2nd, 2021; and by her niece, Deanna Lynn Green, who died on October 4th, 2017.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 14th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 15th, by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc., or the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Linda Robbins

  Linda L. Robbins, 83, of Zionsville, Indiana, passed away November 23rd, 2022 at her residence.

  She was born on July 26th, 1939 in Vevay, the daughter of the late Robert and Verna (Rayles) Detraz.

  She married Gene E. Robbins on September 3rd, 1960 in Vevay, and he survives.

  Linda was a high school graduate in Vevay, and earned her B.S. degree in business from Ball State University.  She worked for the U.S. Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) for over 20 years, retiring in 2000.

  She was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Linda enjoyed piano, signing in choirs and other musical groups, reading, traveling and her family and friends.

  Besides her husband, Linda was survived by her brother, Edsel J. (Bonnie) Detraz, of Vevay; by her niece, Monica (Robert) Hensley, of Vevay; by her nephew, Jeremy Detraz of Arizona; and by her great-niece, Jacqueline (fiancé Mitchell Walrod) Hensley of Fishers, Indiana.

  A memorial service was held on Tuesday December 6th, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort, Indiana, with Pastor Phil Lake officiating. Visitation was held prior to the time of service at the funeral home.

  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Linda’s memory to the Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc., 303 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Gail Roberts

  Gail Lea Black Roberts, 77, of Warsaw, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky.

  Gail was born on May 7th, 1945, the daughter of the late Charles and Helen Hodges Black.

  Gail was a retired Ramp Agent at Delta Airlines and was a Homemaker. She excelled at softball in her younger years and played Co-Ed Softball for many years. Gail enjoyed sports and loved attending ballgames. She also enjoyed working on the farm, caring for her animals, a good game of cards and most of all, spending time with her family.

  In addition to her parents, Gail was preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 52 years, Jimmy Wayne Roberts, who passed away on November 18th, 2021. She was also preceded by her two brothers: Denver Black and Carl Black; by her two sisters: Betty Chapman and Connie Clinkenbeard; and by two infant siblings.

  Gail is survived by her son: Jimmy Wayne (Christy) Roberts, II of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; by her three daughters: Karla (Nate) Dossett of Warsaw, Kentucky, Holly Roberts of Warsaw, Kentucky, and Jennifer (Derrik) Moeves of Fort Thomas, Kentucky; by her brother: Melbourne E. Black of Perry Park, Kentucky; and by her several grandchildren.

  Visitation was on Wednesday, December 14th at Garnett-New Funeral Home in Warsaw, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 15th at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Napoleon Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Ten Mile Baptist Church, 1780 Tapering Pointe Road, Glencoe, Kentucky, 41046.