Obituaries 12-3-15


Russell Morrison

Russell H. “Rusty” Morrison, age 54, of Vevay, died at 9:53 p.m. on Sunday, November 29th, 2015, at his residence.

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

Robert Sullender

Robert Elbert Sullender, 93, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:19 a.m. on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at the Jewel House Assisted Living Center in Madison, Indiana.

Bob was born in Madison on February 25th, 1922, the son of the late Agnes (Peak) and Joseph Sullender. He spent his early years in Madison, then later in Indianapolis with his Aunt Ethel.

Bob served his country in the Army Air Corps during World War II. While in service he served in numerous places including Africa, India and Italy.

On August 17th, 1946, he married Hazel (Blodgett) Sullender in Madison. Bob and Hazel were married nearly 58 years until her passing in 2004.

He worked at the Fisher Body Plant (GM) in Hamilton, Ohio, for 33 years, from 1948 to 1982. Bob was a member of the United Auto Workers Local #233, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Rising Sun VFW and the Vevay American Legion; and was a past member of the Rising Sun American Legion. He was baptized at North Madison Christian Church in 2014.

Bob enjoyed watching the Reds, Indiana University basketball and NASCAR and was a Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan. He liked to fish and also hunt in his younger days. Bob also took great pride in his garden and flowers. Bob loved animals, especially the family pets.

Bob is survived by two daughters: Rebecca Leigh “Becky” Curlin (Gil) of North Vernon, Indiana and Dorothy LaVerne “Dottie” Sullender Housemeyer (Gary) of Loveland, Ohio; by a son: Robert Dean “Rob” Sullender (Kathy) of Montgomery, Indiana; by grandchildren: Kimberly Roark (Michael) of Madison; Billy Probst of New Albany, Indiana; Danny Probst, Sr. of Houston, Texas; Brian Curlin of Madison; Eric Curlin (Carrie) of Columbus, Indiana; Brent Curlin of North Vernon, Indiana; Isaac and Emily Sullender of Montgomery, Indiana; and Victoria, Olivia and Charles Housemeyer of Loveland, Ohio.

He is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife, Hazel; by four brothers; by his daughter Sherlynn Jean Sullender in 2005; and by a great-granddaughter Caitlin McKenzie Roark.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 30th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, Indiana, with John Davis officiating. Friends were invited to call on Sunday, November 29th, at Markland Funeral Home. Burial with military honors by the Madison American Legion Color Guard was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to North Madison Christian Church.

Anita Brown

Anita Leanne Hughan Brown, 66, of near East Enterprise, passed away on November 28th, 2015.

Anita was born to parents Dolar A. Hughan and Elaine (Hughan) Miles in Port Townsend, Washington on December 16th, 1948. She grew up in Moses Lake, Washington and moved to Lawrenceburg, Indiana in 1965.

In 1998 she married Arthur Brown and moved to Rising Sun. There she found happiness on Red Hog Pike. In 2000 she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma leukemia and fought a heroic battle against the relentless cancer for the past 15 years. She never gave up and was an inspiration to so many who had to overcome obstacles of so many kinds.

Anita (NeDe) will forever be remembered by her loving and devoted husband, Arthur Brown; her mother and constant companion for the past 15 years, Elaine Miles age 94; by two adoring brothers: Jim and Tom Hughan; her adoring sister, Sandy Marshall; and her beloved daughter, Lisa Ray Ann Hussung.

She will also be missed by her affectionate grandchildren: Ben and Libby Rybolt; loving daughter Julie Maldon; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Dolar, in 2003.

To all who knew Anita one thing will always be remembered - she was alive! Never one to sit still; always working whether it was on the farm on Red Hog Pike, or Cincinnati Incorporated where she made many life-long friends and where she also devoted her energy to helping her fellow workers with medical and family problems.

Although, at times she was physically not at her best, she developed a creativity that not even she knew she possessed. She began to draw; learn about soldering with foil and the various types of stained glass; and then began to design amazing creations with meticulous selections of specific stained glass. She designed her creations for family members and was also successful in selling some major pieces to people as far off as Maine.

During her relaxation time she would be found reading from her Kindle or playing her favorite solitaire game on her phone. She also loved to dance, travel, go to the casino, plant beautiful flower beds and decorate her home.

Friends and family were invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at Markland Funeral Home, 327 North High Street, Rising Sun, Indiana, 47040. Visitation was held prior to the service at the funeral and burial was in the New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.

Flowers can be sent to the Markland Funeral Home or donations can be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or the cancer charity of your choice in Anita’s name.

Ruth Ann Lorch

Ruth Ann (Traylor) Lorch, age 70, of Vevay, passed away with her loving family by her side at 10 p.m., on Friday, November 27th, 2015, at her residence.

Ruth Ann entered this life on October 27th, 1945, in Bath County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Edward Conley and Opal (Traylor) McGee. She was raised in Bath County, Kentucky, where she attended high school.

Ruth Ann was united in marriage on October 28th, 1966 in Dover, New Jersey, to the late Charles K. Lorch, and to this union arrived two children to bless their home. Ruth Ann and Charles shared 29 years of marriage together until his death on July 13th, 1995.

She was later united in marriage on September 12th, 2008, in Edwardsville, Illinois, to Douglas Lee Curlin. Ruth Ann and Douglas shared seven loving years of marriage together until her death.

Ruth Ann resided in the Switzerland County community since 1966. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary.

Ruth will be missed by her loving husband of seven years: Douglas Lee Curlin of Vevay; her son: Charles Allen Lorch and his wife, Kari of Eagan, Minnesota; her daughter: Gina Francis Pfeifer and her husband, Randy of Manhattan, Kansas; and by her grandchildren: Brandon Leigh Schirmer, Sarah Jensine Lorch, Kyle Dean Pfeifer, Travis Kimble, and Jamie Elizabeth Lorch.

She is also survived by her sisters: Virg Moore of Salt Lick, Kentucky; Eula Turner of West Chester, Ohio; and Ruby Wilson of Salt Lick, Kentucky; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Edward Conley and Opal (Traylor) McGee; by her husband: Charles K. Lorch, who died on July 13th, 1995; by her brother: Gregory Riley; and by her sister: Jewell.

Ladies Auxiliary services were held on Monday, November 30th, 2015, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home prior to the service. Private interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.