Obituaries 12-20-12


Belvadean Andrew

Belvadean (Reeves) Andrew, 90, of Vevay, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 19th, 2012, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Carl Bovard

Carl Stanley “CB” Bovard, 83, of Vevay, passed away at 7:22 p.m. Saturday, December 15th, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born January 11th, 1929, in Aberdeen, to the late Warren and Rachel (Scudder) Bovard. He was raised in Aberdeen at the family farm with his 10 brothers and sisters. As a young man he left Ohio County and joined the U.S. Marine corps. While stationed in Hawaii, his son Moroni was born. After serving our country he returned to the United States where he met and married Betty Morris of Bennington where they raised four children, Rosemary, Teresa, Carla and Glenn.

Carl wanted to work construction so he would sit outside a construction office in Cincinnati every morning until they hired him. He was a ember of Operating Engineers Local #18 and was foreman for many years for Burnes & Conway in Cincinnati. He worked many 16 hour days and also started a company to test lines. He installed most of the large natural gas lines in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. He retired from the union and started a local excavating company in Vevay.

His favorite piece of equipment was a Case backhoe and he couldn’t have enough of them. Not only did he work hard in the business, he also invested in real estate in Switzerland County. His youngest son Glenn started working with him in the business after high school. He hired local guys to work with them over the years, but Billy Leap was always a back-up for anything he needed. Eddie Leap worked with him for many years and became partner with Carl and Glenn in Bovard & Leap Excavating. They have done many jobs for Switzerland County and the Town of Vevay over the last 30-plus years, including sewer, water and gas projects. One of his favorite projects to work on was always demolition.

Carl was counted on by many people when it came to an emergency. He and his crew would be out day and night opening up roads during a blizzard or cleaning up after a tornado or flood.

Carl later met Harriet (Edwards) Peters who became his companion of many years and they married and raised a daughter Pansy. They enjoyed many years together and lived in the Vevay area where he spent a lot of time with his children, either working on something or having fun.

Carl and family hosted a lot of parties, hog roasts and 4th of July fireworks on Dad’s farm in Aberdeen. They also would spent time together at one of his favorite hobbies, a little riverboat gambling. He enjoyed deep sea fishing in Florida with friends. Carl spent many Friday nights over the years playing poker at his “shop.” Many great friends (some who passed before him) spent countless hours with him at the poker table and no one could outplay him. He was a member of the Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Vevay American Legion Post 185. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Carl will be lovingly remembered by his wife. Harriet Louise (Edwards) Bovard of Vevay; his two sons, Moroni Quereto and wife Melaney of Keokuk, Iowa and Glenn Bovard and wife Kassi of Bennington; his three daughters, Rosemary Bovard, Teresa Bovard Lyons and husband Steve and Carla Bovard Van Norstran and husband Rick, all of Switzerland County; his grandchildren, Jeremy Robinson, Caleb Bovard, Annie Hicks, Elijah Van Norstran, Raschel Springer, Kelsey Bovard, Jordan Bledsoe, Tahnee May, Mokihana Jensen, Hayley Moore, Brielle Hill and other grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Whitney, Hunter, Isabella, Emma, Harper, Ben, Kobe, Kole, Robbie, Ashley and Wesley; his brother, Dick Bovard of Rising Sun; his sister, Jeanette Rhodes of Plainfield, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and many friends who will never forget the man known as “CB.”

He was also preceded in death by his five brothers, Willard, Paul, Robert, Joseph and Hartzell; his three sisters, Doris, Mary Ellen and Olive; his daughter, Pansy Peters Bledsoe; and his granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Van Norstran.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, December 20th) by Reverends Mike Barnes and Mike Jones at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bovard “C.B.” Memorial Endowment Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Gerald Williams

Gerald Howard Williams, 70, of near Fairview, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, December 16th, 2012, at his residence.

He was born January 27th, 1942, in Torrance, California, the loving son of the late Meredith Eugene and Cora Hazel (Chowen) Williams. He was raised in Manhattan Beach, California, where he resided most of his life. He was inducted into the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a self-employed woodworker all of his life and was a former employee at the State of California Department of Corrections where he taugh woodworking. He will be remembered for his love of woodworking and football.

Survivors include his daughter, Michelle Banta and husband Ryan of Florence; his son, Mikel Williams of Jeffersonville, Indiana; his seven grandchildren, Alexandria, Rosie, Creek, Winter, Titan, Ethan and Sydney; his brother, Don Wiliams of San Diego, California.

There will be no local funeral services. Interment will be in West Minster Memorial Park, West Minster, California. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at Haskell & Morison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of local arrangements.

Shirley Hart

Shirley (Briggs) Hart, 92, of Pleasant, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 16th, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born August 31st, 1920, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late Maurice Austin and Millicent Mary (Clements) Briggs. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1937 graduate of Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage on September 4th, 1940, in Vevay, to Fay Hart. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home. Shirley and Fay enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage together until his death on February 1st, 2000.

She was a wonderful homemaker and a wonderful cook. She helped her husband on the family farm, tending to the dairy cows. She was a faithful member of Caledonia United Presbyterian Church near Moorefield where she was a member of the Missionary Circle, the Quilting Circle and she always helped with the Church Bazaar. She was also a member of the St. Mary’s Home Economics Club. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Jo Combs and husband Allen of Columbus; her son, Michael F. Hart and wife Cathy of Pleasant; her three grandchildren, Rodney Haskell, Toby Hart and Chad Hart; her seven great-grandchildren, Lane Hart, Kelli Hart, Ryan Hart, Bailey Haskell, Mathew Haskell, Tristen Hart and Riley Hart; her brother, Bob Briggs of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fay Hart; her son, Nicholas W. Hart; her granddaugher, Peggy Hart; and her brother, Kendrick Fay Briggs, Sr.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 19th, by Reverend Ron Lee at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Caledonia United Presbyterian Church, Caledonia Cemetery or to the Nick Hart Scholarship Fund through the Moorefield Community Fire Department in care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Bill Dilts

Billie Bob “Bill” Dilts, 88, of Zionsville, Indiana, originally of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, December 15th, 2012.

He was born September 16th, 1924, the son of the late William and Lou Dilts.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Maxine (Roland); his daughter, Kathy Taylor (Jim) of Houston, Texas; his sons, Denny (Mona), Brent (Dee) of Indianapolis, and Mark (Shawn) of Bloomington; his 11 grandchildren, Philip Kaczmarek, Lori Stahl, Scott Taylor, Jeremy Dilts, Jacqueline Dilts, Trent Dilts, Chastin Davis, Stewart Dilts, Eric Dilts, Deanna Dilts, David Dilts and Laila Dilts; his 12 great-grandchildren, Rebecca Stahl, Michael Kaczmarek, Lindsey Stahl, Kamryn Dilts, Hunter Dilts, Eli Dilts, Kennedy Schwartz, Adelynn Davis, Raelynn Dais, Aidan Taylor, Marley Taylor, and Lacey Taylor.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Velma Baldry.

Funeral service were held Wednesday, December 19th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donatins be made in his memory to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church or the American Legion, Post 59.

Lavelle Carlisle

Lavelle Rowlett Carlisle, 86, of Commiskey, Indiana, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 18th, 2012, at her home near Dupont.

She was born August 7th, 1926, at Wise’s Landing in Trimble County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Creed T. and Cynthia Rowlett. She was raised in Trimble County and attended school there.

She was united in marriage to Gerald Lee “Buddy” Carlisle on March 28th, 1942, in Carroll County, Kentucky. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Gerald D. and Norman Lee.

The family resided in Vevay from 1943 to 1946 when they moved to Jefferson County. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She had worked at Dupont High School as a cook, preparing delicious meals for the students. She also had enjoyed working as a clerk at the Dupont Grocery Store for several years. She worked for several years at Grote Industries in Madison. She had last enjoyed helping her family at the Carlisle Farm Supply in Dupont for the past several years. She had attended the Dupont United Methodist Church and will be remembered for her loving smile and caring nature.

Survivors include her two sons, Gerald D. “Jerry” Carlisle of Commiskey and Lee Carlisle of Dupont; her three granddaughters, Kathi Carlisle of Dupont, Toni Lea Martin and husband David of Greenwood, and Taffeney Rene “Bumper” Pilman and husband Jerry of Huntsville, Alabama; her great-grandchildren, Brittany, Alex, Gunnar, Greyson, Zoe and Britton; her great-great-grandchildren, Heath and Delaney; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Lee “Buddy” Carlisle on February 27th, 2003; her daughter-in-law, Connie Sue Britton Carlisle on March 10th, 2012; her brothers, Howard and Roy Rowlett; and her sisters, Lena Spry and Midge Chapman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22nd, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Dupont Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 21st, and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dupont Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Cindy Lindon

Cindy Louise Lindon, 52, of Patriot, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, December 13th, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born in New York City, New York, on February 28th, 1960, the daughter of the late Jesse and Velma (Blevins) Lindon.

Survivors include her daughter, Brandy Kelly of Patriot; her two sons, Michael Kelly of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Joseph Rush of Patriot; her grandchildren, Jeremiah Michael Powell and Logan Vonderhaar; four sisters; and one brother.

Visitation was held Tuesday, December 18th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. At the family’s request there will be no funeral services. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Dottie Bliton

Dottie Sue Bliton, 49, of Madison, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Saturday, December 15th, 2012, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

She was born July 8th, 1963, in Madison, the daughter of Garnett O. and Norma Faye Shouse Bliton. She resided most of her life in Madison and was a 1982 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She was a graduate of Ivy Tech, receiving her degree as a medical technician. She worked early in life for Meyer’s Manufacturing for 15 years. She then worked for the Madison Walmart in produce for five years. She had worked the past 12 years for Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in the cafeteria until illness forced her to quit. She was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. She enjoyed collecting bears, sewing, computers, flowers, going to Clifty Falls State Park and her dog, Ginger.

Survivors include her mother, Norma Faye Shouse Bliton of Madison; her sister, Ann Marie Bliton of Madison; her brother, Jeffrey O. Bliton of Madison; her aunts and uncles, Sheila and Gary Morris of Madison, Barbara Lock of Vevay, Alpha Aldridge of Columbus, L. C. and Lorraine Shouse of Erlanger, Kentucky, Alice Shouse of Madison, Margaret and Tim Childers of Newport, Kentucky, Roger and Lorrie Shouse of Covington, Kentucky; her niece, Danielle Pence of Madison; her great-nephew, Colton Dean Ardell Stewart of Madison; several cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Garnett O. Bliton on April 29th, 2004; her grandparents, Faye Wesley “Dude” and Dorothy L. Pelsor Bliton and Luther Shouse and Susan Matthews; her uncles, Daniel Bliton and Pierce Shouse; her cousins, James Daniel Bliton and Keith Shouse; and her fiancee, Richard James “Rick” Ell on May 5th, 2009.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Michael LaFountain Wednesday, December 19th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dottie Bliton Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Walter Effinger

Walter Richard Effinger, 70, of Rexville, Indiana, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, December 15th, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born February 18th, 1942, in Rexville, the loving son of the late Hugo Fredrick and Hilda Clara Gigerich Effinger. He resided all of his life in Ripley County and was a graduate of New Marion High School where he was valedictorian. He was proud to have had perfect attendance all the way through school. He attended many trade schools to further his knowledge in his career. He was inducted into the U.S. army during the Vietnam War and was wounded. He was honorably discharged. He retired after 43 years of service with the Reliance Electric Corporation in Madison as a metrologist. Early in his life he enjoyed helping Alva and Margie Vestal with their farming operation. He was a faithful member of the St. Magdalen Catholic Church in New Marion, Indiana. He also held membership in the Versailles American Legion Leora Weare Post 173 and the Madison VFW Post 1969. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, working in his yard, flowers, his family, and watching Andy Griffith and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly L. Payne Effinger of Madison; his two daughters, Angie Hartwell and husband Jack of Dupont and Dara Adams and husband Josh of Madison; his son, Bryan Copeland and wife Stephanie of Madison; his seven grandchildren, Stephen, Cody, and Seth Hartwell, Tiersa and Izayah Adams and Bryson and Brody Copeland; his brother, William Lawrence Effinger and wife Margaret of Madison; his two sisters, Ruth Ann Herald and husband William of Austin and Mary Jane Hunter and husband Jerry of Rexville; his uncle and aunt, Art and Eileen Kieffer of New Marion, Indiana; his mother-in-law, Mary Lanham Payne of Lexington, Indiana; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Geraldine and Paul Everman of Versailles, James Lloyd and Charlene Payne of North Vernon, Cecilia LaVonne and George Means of Lexington, Kathleen Louise “Kathy” Campbell of Madison, and Richard Allen Payne of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted by Fathers Shaun Whittington and Frank Eckstein Wednesday, December 19th, at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel in Madison. Interment was in St. Magdalen Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.. The Rosary was prayed Tuesday evening at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Magdalen Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at