Obituaries 12/22/2022


Tonia Caddell

  On Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, Tonia Lea Caddell, age 56, passed peacefully into God’s arms after a short illness, following a kidney transplant.

  Everyone who knew Tonia loved her, and Tonia loved everyone right back. She was loud, funny, protective, ornery, and a lover of life as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. She could sing and hum Gospel songs all day long.

  Tonia’s family was everything to her, including her two small dogs, ‘Lloyd’ and ‘Lucy’. Most of the family thought ‘Lloyd’ and ‘Lucy’ to be the worst behaved dogs on the planet, but to Tonia they were the most precious, sweet, and furry family members in the world. Lloyd, who was blind and diabetic, will join Tonia in heaven, nestled in her arms.

  Tonia was ‘NaNa’ to every child in the family. She had no children of her own, so she adopted everyone’s child and loved each of them without condition. None were loved more so than her beautiful grand niece, Mia McCarey, daughter of Teresa Moran. Tonia and Mia lived together in Florida at the time of her passing; were connected at the hip; and each other’s best friend and closest family member.

  Tonia loved Halloween (her birthday) and was convinced the holiday was made especially for her. She was a city girl who always kept the country girl in her heart, never losing sight of her love of cows (calendar on wall); riding on a tractor with her daddy, and fishing in simple ponds.

  Tonia was good natured but protective of anyone she loved. She could love and fight at the drop of her wig. (hair loss due to kidney issues). Tonia was a character like no one else in our family. In so many ways she was the Caddell family. Everything they are, and everything they hope to be.

  Tonia was a Buckeye by birth and for most of her life, a Hoosier as a child. She moved to the Sunshine State in 2019, in search of a kidney transplant, and her dream to live out her days in sunshine. She loved her job as a Medical Practice Manager at Emergency Physicians of St. Petersburg. She will be missed in this life, and is now reunited with her sister (Teresa), her mom (Wilma), and her dad (Lloyd) in Heaven.

  Tonia will be missed by her loving brothers: Terry Caddell of St. Petersburg, Florida and Tracy Caddell and his wife Teresa of Fishers, Indiana; by her nieces and nephews: Terry Caddell II and wife Charmaine of Boston, Massachusetts, Tara Allred of Muncie, Indiana, Tiffanie Hobbs and her husband John of Indianapolis, Indiana, Teresa Moran and husband Ben of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amy Caddell and her wife Lyndey of Atlanta, Georgia, and Cameron Caddell and his fiancée Elizabeth Bredwell of Orlando, Florida; as well numerous great nieces and great nephews, and other relatives and friends, with special gratitude to friends Kate Schultz and Colleen Sheridan who spent every day at the hospital praying, and watching over Tonia until her passing.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, December 23rd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 23rd, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Leah Dunaway

  Leah L. Dunaway, 85, of Patriot, passed away on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at her residence.

  Leah was born in Patriot on May 11th, 1937, the daughter of the late Pearl (Wright) Devers and Parker Devers. Leah was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1955 graduate of Patriot High School.

  On January 7th, 1956 she married Austin R. Dunaway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Leah and Austin were married over 61 years until his passing on November 3rd, 2017.

  Leah worked at Thatcher Glass (and then Anchor Glass) in Greendale, Indiana for over 30 years.

  Leah was a faithful member of the Temple Baptist Church in Patriot until declining health prevented her from attending. Leah took great pride in providing a loving and caring home to her family. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed working in her yard.

  Leah is survived by her son, Steve Dunaway of Rising Sun; by her two daughters: Karen Staples of Sunman, Indiana and Angie Staat of Patriot; by her grandchildren: Joe Dunaway, Corey Dunaway, Jeremy Staples, Bobby Whitham and Caitlyn Staat; and by her great grandchildren: Bailey, Jayden, Jordan, Arianna, Lilly and Chloe. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

  Leah was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Austin; by her brothers: Deward, Owen and Lowell Devers;  by her sisters Hazel Trembly and Arnetta Marksberry; and by her granddaughter, Angileah Staat.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 20th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services followed the time of visitation on Tuesday, December 20th with Pastor Mike Jones officiating at the funeral home.

  Burial was at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.

  Memorial donations may be made to New Liberty Cemetery.

Jason Hemingway

  Jason Anthony Hemingway, age 38, of Switzerland County, passed away at 9:41 p.m. on Friday, December 16th, 2022, from an automobile accident near Vevay.

  Jason entered this life on April 25th, 1984 in Madison. He was one of 14 children born to Edgar C. “Eddie” and Linda Charlene (Brown) Hemingway. Jason attended school in Gallatin County, Kentucky and Switzerland County.

  Jason was united in marriage to Jessica Nicole Darbro on February 12th, 2003 in Vevay. This happy union was blessed with four children: Joshua, Jaelyn, Jordyn and Jynna.

  Jason later met his bride-to-be Natasha Kay Meade and dated for two years and were united in marriage on October 8th, 2022 at their residence.

  Jason grew up helping his father and siblings with the Hemingway carriage rides in Switzerland County and surrounding counties, which he still loved doing. He worked in construction most all of his life and was employed for Howard Hazeldean for several years before becoming self-employed.

  Jason was also currently employed for Day & Zimmermann at Kentucky Utilities in Ghent, Kentucky for nearly 10 years.

  Jason loved horses, listening to music and taking care of his grand babies, as well as grilling out and spending time with his family and friends.

  Jason will be deeply missed by his wife, Natasha Kay (Meade) Hemingway of Vevay; by his son Joshua Hemingway and his wife Mikailah of Vevay; by his daughters: Jaelyn Hemingway and her companion Dalton Tingle of Vevay, Jordyn Hemingway of Holton, Indiana and Jynna Hemingway of Vevay; by his grand babies: Daelynn Tingle, Carson Hemingway and Jaxyn Hemingway; by his parents, Edgar C. “Eddie” and Linda Charlene (Brown) Hemingway of Madison; by his brothers and sisters: Eddie Hemingway, Steve Hemingway, Regina Hemingway, Sissy Hemingway, Jeremy Hemingway, Leann Hemingway, William Nathan Hemingway, Priscilla Moore, Curtis Hemingway, Kevin Hemingway, Cassie Johnson, Natasha Hemingway, Tiffani Hemingway, and Shawn Darbro; by his special nephews: Joseph and Zach Hemingway; by a loved one, Jessica Darbro; and by his numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 21st, at the Haskell & Morrison, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, December 21st, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jason Anthony Hemingway Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Tina Mattox

  Tina Marie Mattox, 57, of Moores Hill, Indiana (formerly of Rising Sun), passed away peacefully alongside her friends and family after an intense fight on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.

  Tina enjoyed reading books, spending time with family and friends, and working. Tina worked at Levi’s and in the medical field for many years since the 90s. She ran squad as an EMT, Dispatched, and was a Coroner for Ohio County in Rising Sun.

  In 2006 earned her CNA/HHA license, then her QMA and in 2013 became an LPN. Tina is not remembered for her 30+ years as a healthcare worker, but for the difference she made by stepping into people’s lives through special moments.

  Tina could light up a room with her smile and make you feel like family, even if you had just met. She was a fantastic mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend that anyone would be lucky to have. Anyone that knew Tina knew she was one of a kind. She was such a sweet, selfless, and hard working woman. She literally would/has given others her last dollar to help them out, taken people into her house who needed somewhere to live, driven people around even while being sick… the list goes on of all the selflessness she has given to others.

  Tina brought joy to everyone blessed enough to meet her. Her family will always love and never forget the beautiful soul that God blessed them with. Her spirit and impact will never be forgotten.

  Tina is  survived by her daughter Kassidy Mattox of Moores Hill, Indiana and by her son Zachary Mattox of Moores Hill, Indiana. She is also survived by her beloved granddaughter Addyson Mattox; and by several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Wynonia (Holmes) Mosier; by her brothers, Gary Mosier and Kenneth Mosier; and by her sister, Barbara Carol Mosier.

  Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 22nd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, Indiana.

  Memorial donations may be made towards the funeral expense.

Ronald Probst

  Ronald George Probst, 74, passed away on December 5th, 2022, at his home in Tucson, Arizona, after a six-year battle with cancer.

  Ron was born to Ernest and Mary (Gegner) Probst on November 23rd, 1948, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He grew up in Plymouth, Indiana, where he graduated from Plymouth High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics from Indiana University, and his master’s and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Virginia.

  While attending Indiana University, he met Judith Miller in the Astrophysics program. They married on July 8th, 1972.

  In 1983, Ron moved to Tucson, Arizona, to take up an infrared astronomer position with the Kitt Peak National Observatory. His astronomy work took him on trips to observatories in Chile, ultimately bringing his wife and children on an extended sabbatical from 1995-1999. He used this time to travel the length and breadth — mostly length — of the country. He also picked up a working-class dialect of Spanish.

  Ron was committed to science education. He helped design an astronomy course for school children in Chile and participated in educational outreach efforts through his office and through the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, of which he was an active member.

  He was an avid conservationist, hiker, backpacker, and kayaker, a hobby he developed in Chile; and continued in the rivers and lakes of the U.S. Mountain West with the Southern Arizona Paddle Club. Ron’s hobbies also included philately and woodworking, including constructing a personal observatory in the backyard of his Tucson home.

  Ron was an active reader of history, popular science, mystery, fantasy and science fiction, and stayed informed on current affairs. He was a lifelong learner and encouraged the spirit of discovery in his family and friends. His mischievous but good-natured sense of humor delighted (and exasperated) all who knew him. He was a kind friend, a loving husband, and a devoted father.

  Ron is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Probst, and their children: Matthew Probst and Elizabeth Probst of Tucson, Arizona; by his sister Janet Probst (Karen Wells) of Berkeley, California; by his brother James Probst (Nancy Beadle) of Bozeman, Montana; and by his sister-in-law, Janet Hendricks of Vevay.

  Ron is preceded in death by his father, Ernie; and by his mother, Mary, who passed away on December 11th, 2022.

  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society ( Details on a memorial service will be forthcoming.