Obituaries 12/17/2020

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Dennis ‘Denny’ Brett

  Dennis Jay ‘Denny’ Brett, 71, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Denny was born in Madison on July 17th, 1949, the son of the late Eva (Sample) and Leland  Brett. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1967.

  Denny married Janet R. (Cutter) Brett on January 9th, 1977. Denny and Janet were married nearly 43 years until his passing.

  Denny retired from Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was a Charter Member of Rising Sun Post #59 Sons of the American Legion. Denny was also a member of the Rising Sun Lions Club and the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

  Denny enjoyed playing golf and pitching horseshoes. He loved grilling out and just spending time with his family and friends.

  Denny is survived by his wife, Janet Brett, of Rising Sun; by his daughter, Stephanie Brett, of Rising Sun; by his son, Casey Brett, of Rising Sun; by his three grandchildren: Sarah Woodall, Elizabeth Jones and Callen Brett; by his four brothers: Larry Brett (Penny) of Rising Sun; Brad Brett (Andrea) of Cincinnati, Ohio; Gary Brett (Marcia), of Rising Sun; and Steve Brett (Penny) of Rising Sun; and by his sister-in-law, Tammy Brett  of Rising Sun.

  Denny was preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother Dayle Brett.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, December 14th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Don Thomason officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 13th at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Sons of the American Legion or the Rising Sun Lions Club.

Ronney Duke

  Ronney Eugene Duke, age 66, of Dupont, Indiana, died at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th, 2020, at his residence.

  Ronney entered this life on July 16th, 1954 in Dickson, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Dewey and Edith Hollis Duke. Ronney was raised in Dickson, Tennessee and attended school there.

  He was united in marriage to Melody Jean Carter on January 12th, 1995 in Madison.

  He had worked for Joslin Sign Company in Nashville, Tennessee for 20 years as a sheet medal journeyman. Ronney had moved to Dupont area in 1994 and was of the Christian faith.

  He loved tinkering on cars and restoring cars. He like using his computer and being with family.

  Ronney will be missed by his loving wife of 25 years, Melody Jean Carter Duke of Dupont, Indiana; by his daughter, Kay Duke of Dickson, Tennessee; by his stepson, David Eugene Hartwell of Dupont, Indiana; by his step daughter, Tonya Gross and her husband Chris of Lamb, Indiana; by his brother, Joseph Lee Duke of Dickson, Tennessee; by his sisters: Kay Darlene Vaughn and her husband Thomas of Charlotte, Tennessee, Debbie Sue Travis of Alabama, and Sandra Gail Duke of White Bluff, Tennessee; by his four grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Dewey Duke; by his mother, Edith Hollis Duke; and by his brother, Daniel Howard Duke.

  Ronney’s wishes were to be cremated with his ashes returned to Tennessee.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Campbell Township Volunteer Fire Department. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, who is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Tonya Moore

  Tonya Lynn (Moon) Moore, age 67, of Madison, formerly of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 7:12 a.m. on Thursday, December 10th, 2020, at the Hickory Creek at Madison in Madison.

  Tonya entered this life on December 25th, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Emmett and Mary Jane (Hatfield) Moon. She was a 1971 graduate of Dillsboro High School and earned her bachelors degree in 1978 from Ball State University.

  Tonya was united in marriage on July 18th, 1980 in Rising Sun, to Lester Dale “Piddle” Moore. This happy union was blessed with a daughter Maggie. Tonya and Lester shared over 40 years of marriage together until her death.

  Tonya was employed as a substitute teacher and librarian for the Switzerland County School Corporation for 28 years. She was later employed for Belterra Casino and Resort in the flower shop for several years. Tonya served on the Switzerland County School Board for four years and resided in the Switzerland County community since 1978.

  Tonya will be missed by her husband, Lester Dale Moore of Madison; by her daughter, Margaret “Maggie” (Moore) Reese and her husband Joe of Aurora, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Leyton, Mya and Daylyn; by her brother, Bill Moon of Osgood, Indiana; by her sisters: Margaret “Peggy” Day and her husband Jim of North Vernon, Indiana, Cindy Kessler and her husband Danny of Paris Crossing, Indiana, Kathy Moon of Menifee, California, and Judy Green of Seymour, Indiana; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Mary Jane (Hatfield) Moon; and by her brother, Tim Moon.

 Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, a private immediate family visitation will be held followed by a private funeral service. Interment will be in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

  A Celebration of Tonya’s life will be held at a later date.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made in Tonya’s memory to the Switzerland County School Corporation, Diabetes Association or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Ella Jane ‘EJ’ Pompa

  Ella Jane “EJ” (Simpson) Pompa, age 84, of Lamb, Indiana, passed away at 2:02 p.m. on Saturday, December 12th, 2020, at the Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.

  EJ entered this life on October 11th, 1936 in Muncie, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late William and Ruby (Wright) Simpson. She was raised in Muncie, Indiana and was a 1954 graduate of Muncie High School.

  EJ was united in marriage on June 13th, 1954 in Muncie, Indiana to the late James Ray “Jim” Pompa. This happy union was blessed with three children: Deborah, Peggy and Joe. EJ and Jim shared nearly 65 years of marriage together until he passed away on May 29th, 2019.

  EJ was a wonderful homemaker, mother and caregiver. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Indiana and was a former member of the Friends Memorial Church in Muncie, Indiana. She was also a member of the Belles of St. Mary Homemakers Club and the Women’s Giving Circle. She volunteered her time for several years in the souvenir booth for tourism at the Swiss Wine Festival.

  EJ resided in the Lamb community since 1997. EJ enjoyed camping, reading and working crossword puzzles.

  EJ will be missed by her daughters: Debbie Coers and her husband Mark of Muncie, Indiana and Peggy Fisher and her husband Jeff of Eaton, Indiana; by her son, Joe Pompa and his wife Beth of Rose Hill, Kansas; by her grandchildren: Bryce Coers, Natalie Mathes and her husband Scott, Erik Fisher and his wife Adrienne, Lindsay Hack and her husband Todd, Craig Fisher and his wife Kinsie, Adam Pompa and his wife Kelsey and Andrew Pompa; by her great-grandchildren: Norah Mathes, Mitchell Mathes, Brooks Mathes, Emma Fisher, Haley Fisher, Alex Fisher, Carter Hack, Jackson Hack, Graham Fisher, Seth Fisher and Kallen Pompa.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ruby (Wright) Simpson; and her husband, James Ray “Jim” Pompa, who passed away on May 29th, 2019.

  A Celebration of EJ’s Life will be held privately at the convenience of the family at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church, Women’s Giving Circle or Debbie Minch Memorial Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Inc. Please mail your donation to Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043, which is assisting the family during this difficult time. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Betty Stogsdill

  Betty Jean Stogsdill, 87, of  Quercus Grove, passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th, at St. Elizabeth- Dearborn, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Betty was born in Ohio County, Indiana on May 27th, 1933, the daughter of the late Thelma (Lowe) and Claude Wainscott. She was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1950.

  She worked as a lab technician for Thatcher/Anchor Glass for 45 years, retiring in 1998.

  On October 22nd, 1949, Betty married Kindell Wayne Stogsdill, who passed on May 22nd, 2012.

  Betty enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, watching Nascar, and cheering on her grandson, Gary Wayne, at his motorcycle races.

  Betty is survived by her son Gary Stogsdill (Mary) of Quercus Grove; by her sister-in-law June Wainscott of French, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Gary Wayne Stogsdill (Tracie) of Quercus Grove, Eric Stogsdill (Mary) of Vevay, and Lisa McNeely (Doug) of Quercus Grove; by her great-grandchildren: Cody McNeely (Brittany) of Center Square, Texas, Christian Stogsdill of Abilene, Texas, Josie Stogsdill of Vevay, Shelby Stogsdill of Quercus Grove, Jack Stogsdill of Vevay, Tyler Yeary of East Enterprise, Caitlyn Yeary of East Enterprise, Julie Knippenburg (Alice) of Florence, Indiana, and Jennifer Coy of East Enterprise; and by her great-great grandchild Raylan McNeely.

  In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her brother Billy Leon Wainscott.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 15th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun,. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 16th at the funeral home, followed by burial at the Rising Sun New Cemetery with Pastor Mike Jones officiating.