Obituaries 12-28-17


Kenneth May

Kenneth D. “Kenny” May, 92, of Vevay, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Eloise Holland

Eloise Holland, 93, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:25 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 peacefully, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

Eloise was born in Dearborn County, Indiana, on May 15th, 1924, the daughter of the late Essie (Walston) and Coleman Bovard. She was baptized at the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

On June 2nd, 1962 she married Willis Keith “Wid” Holland, who passed away on August 13th, 2009.

Eloise last worked at Tandy’s IGA in Rising Sun. She also had worked at the Rising Sun American Legion and was a member of the Auxiliary there. Eloise enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening and tending to her flowers.

Eloise is survived by two daughters: Jane Ann Wainscott, of Rising Sun and Cheryl Sue Baker, of Grand Chenier, Louisiana; by two sons: Vernon Leroy Thies (Kay), of Rising Sun and Barry Keith Holland, of Rising Sun; by seven grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. Eloise is also survived by a sister, Marjorie “Peachy” Stevens, of Rising Sun.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Wid Holland; by her daughter Sharon Kay Walton; by granddaughter Sara (Walton) Kernan; by grandson Jimmy Wainscott; and by brothers: Wilbur, Donald and Cecil Bovard.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 26th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 26th, prior to the service time at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Delbert Miller

Our young, fellow saint and soldier, Brother Delbert Jay Miller, age 16, of Bennington, was taken from this world by a car accident on State Road 129 at State Road 62 in the early morning at 1:27 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st, 2017, and lifted into that world where there is neither accident nor dying.

Brother Delbert entered this life on January 11th, 2001, in Urbana, Illinois, the loving son of Joseph Lynn and Dena Ann (Herschberger) Miller. He was attending the Evening Light Christian School in Bennington, where he was in the 11th grade. Brother Delbert was employed with his father’s business, Milbon Contractors for the past six months. He resided in the Arthur, Illinois community and in the Switzerland County community since August 2008.

Brother Delbert was a member of the Church of God in Bennington. Brother Delbert enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be deeply missed by his loving family, his church family and friends.

Our Brother escaped the corruption that is in this present world by the resurrection power of the blood of Jesus Christ in the year of 2011 and was at that moment inducted into the fellowship of the one, holy remnant. Brother Delbert lived so that he gained testimony that he was an unselfish, solid, and radical Christian. He stated in his last testimony while yet with us, that he “never will cease to love him.” He now joins the millions of the forever safe Christians of all ages.

Brother Delbert leaves behind to greet him again at the great judgement day his loving parents: Joseph Lynn and Dena Ann (Herschberger) Miller of Bennington; his siblings: Verna Kay Miller, Dale Ray Miller, Judy Ranae Miller, Jolena Faye Miller, Caleb Eugene Miller, Dean Ryan Miller and Joshua David Miller all of Bennington; his paternal grandparents, Gary and Verna Miller of Arthur, Illinois; his maternal grandparents, Andy Ray and Ada Fern Herschberger of Windsor, Missouri; his paternal-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Mast of Arthur, Illinois; and his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ruth Herschberger.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, December 24th, 2017, by Brother Lonnie Bontrager at the Church of God Restoration Church, 5065 State Road 49 South Greenville, Ohio, 45331. Interment followed in the Church of God Restoration Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, December 23rd, at the Church of God on Pleasant Grove Road in Bennington; and on Sunday, December 24th, prior to the time of the service at the Church of God Restoration Church, in Greenville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ McKinley

Dorothy June “Dottie” McKinley, 70, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at the home of her son.

Dottie was born in Milan, Indiana, on February 6th, 1947, the daughter of the late Anita (Burnside) and George Elliott. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1965.

Dottie worked as secretary for the Rising Sun Church of Christ for over 30 years. Dottie was a member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority and a Home EC club member. She also volunteered at the Pregnancy Care Center and for Area 12. Dottie enjoyed crocheting, collecting angels and was an excellent cook.

Dottie was a faithful Christian and was devoted to her Lord and Church. She loved her church family and was always willing to do whatever was needed. Dottie was a loving mother and caring friend to many.

Dottie is survived by a son, Matthew McKinley and his spouse Harrison, of Rising Sun; also by Zachary Hillman, Luke Hobson and Anthony Kelley, who were like her own children; and by close friend and sister at heart, Carolyn Barricklow.

A celebration of Dottie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 28th at the Rising Sun Church of Christ, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Friends were invited to call on Wednesday, December 27th, at Rising Sun Church of Christ. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.