Obituaries 12/30/2021

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Clarabell Crandell

   Clarabell (Brown) Crandell, age 98, of Moorefield, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana.

  She entered this life on August 25th, 1923 in Switzerland County, Indiana. Clarabell was the loving daughter of the late Thomas Emory Brown and Prudie (Todd) Brown Poore. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1942 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Clarabell was united in marriage to Carl Scott Crandell on January 14th, 1944 in Louisville, Kentucky. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Arthur and Glenn. Clarabell and Carl shared over 53 years of marriage together until he passed away on July 11th, 1997.

  Clarabell was employed at Maw Burnett’s Diner on Main Street in Vevay. She was later employed as a file clerk for Union Title Company in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1952-1963. She became a licensed agent and with her husband owned and operated C.S. Crandell Insurance Agency in Moorefield from 1963-1985.

  Clarabell was a dedicated 50 year member and held various offices of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter #407. She was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield. She was also a former member of the Moorefield Home Economics Club that she enjoyed.

  Clarabell loved her Lord and Savior and served the Lord in all that she did. She loved attending church and women’s missionary.

  Clarabell will be missed by her sons: Arthur “Art” Crandell and his wife Debbie of Versailles, Indiana and Glenn Crandell of Moorefield; by her grandchildren: Rachel Evans (Josh) and Levi Crandell (Christian); by her great-grandchildren: Layla, Blair, Josiah, Mercy, Michael, Abraham, Ezra and Grace; and by her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Emory Brown and Prudie (Todd) Brown Poore; by her husband, Carl Scott Crandell; by her sister, Grace Elizabeth Brown; by her brothers: Carl T. Brown, Robert E. Brown and Fred W. Brown; by her niece, Sharon Brown; by her step-father, Joshua Gabriel Poore; and by her step-sister, Clara Frances Burroughs.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

   Funeral services and Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter #407 were conducted following the time of visitation on Tuesday, December 28th, with Pastor Matt Bruns and Pastor Casey Banta officiating at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Caledonia Cemetery near Moorefield.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Run Baptist Church; the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter #407; or Moorefield Community Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Judy Liter

  Judy A. Liter, 75, of Decatur, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur, Indiana.

  She was born on January 19th, 1946 in Patriot, to the late Merlelyn Mountz and Irene (Courtney) Mountz. She was the valedictorian of Patriot High School Class of 1964.

  Judy was united in marriage to Jim Liter on June 19th, 1964 in Patriot. He passed away on July 30th, 1995.

  Judy retired from Thunderbird Boat Company after more than 20 years of service in the upholstery department.

  She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Judy loved to cook, bake, and scrapbook. She truly enjoyed spending time with her family and was always willing to help anyone in need.

  Judy is survived by her three sons: Darin (Suze) Liter of Decatur, Indiana, Shawn (Ana) Liter of Decatur, Indiana and Matt (Stacey) Liter of Decatur, Indiana; by her brother, Lucian Mountz of Decatur, Indiana; by her 10 grandchildren: Megan (Brad) Jinnings, Luke (Mykala) Liter, Nick Liter, Sarah Liter, Bailey Liter, Whitnie (Bryan) Aponte, Samantha (Jake) Minnich, Emily Liter, Lillie Liter, and James Liter; and by her five great-grandchildren: Meredith Jinnings, Jackson Jinnings, Deacon Liter, Maddox Aponte, and Caroline Aponte.

  In addition to her husband, Jim Liter, she was preceded in death by her son, Merle Liter; by her brother, Irvin Mountz; and by her sister, Donna Kay West.

  A funeral service was held on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana with Pastor Ernie Suman officiating. Burial followed at Decatur Cemetery. Friends and family were received on Sunday, December 26th, and prior to the service on Monday, December 27th, at the funeral home.

  Memorials may be made to the Adams Wells Crisis Shelter.

Fern Metcalf

  Fern Metcalf, age 98, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 at Troy Rehabilitation and Heathcare Center.

  She was born on March 19th, 1923 in Moorefield, the daughter of the the late Charles Milton and Mary Goldie (Sigmond) Caplinger.

  Fern proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

  She was a member of the Troy Christian Church and a lifetime member of the DAV. She enjoyed crocheting, writing and playing solitaire.

  Fern is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Clark and Sharon Metcalf of Troy, Ohio; by her daughter: Rory Rebecca Metcalf of Mineral Point, Wisconsin; by her granddaughter: Sara Elizabeth Metcalf of Troy, Ohio; by her grandson: Steve (Cara) Danielewicz of Kettering, Ohio; by her grandchildren: Jonathan Danielewicz, Maria Danielewicz, Kayla Danielewicz and Alayna Danielewicz, Emily (Jose) Joseph of Edmond, Oklahoma; and Nathan Danielewicz of Huber Heights, Ohio; and by her great-grandchildren: Amal, Tirzah, Desiree, Mac’Kenzie and Elijah; and by her sister: Frances Weaver of Vevay.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Metcalf; by her brother: Edwin Caplinger; by her sisters: Hazel Hopper and Jean Linville; by her brother-in-law: Gerald “Jerry” Lee Metcalf; and by her special niece: Tammy Bryer.

  A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Private interment with military honors will take place in Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Miami Valley Veterans Museum, 2245 S. County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio, 45373; or online at www.thetroyfoundation.org (select Miami Valley Veterans Museum).

  Baird Funeral Home in Troy, Ohio, is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Helen Parks

  Helen Dean (Burnett) Parks, age 80, of Bennington, passed away at 9:18 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Helen entered this life on August 10th, 1941 in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of the late Raymond J. and Martha R. (Andrew) Burnett. She was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1959 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Helen earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in elementary education from Georgetown College in 1963.

  Helen was united in marriage on June 6th, 1964 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling to Willis Gene Parks. This happy union was blessed with two children: Laura and Richard. Helen and Gene shared over 57 years of marriage together.

  Helen was a former teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation for 30 years. She also taught in Lawrenceburg and Rising Sun, and Norwood, Ohio for a few years.

  Helen was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash and was a member of the Eggleston Club, Switzerland County Retired Teachers Association, and the Switzerland County Home Economics Club. She was a board member of the Switzerland County Historical Society and was very passionate about history. Helen was a past board member of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County.

  She was a faithful member of the Center Square Baptist Church in Center Square. Helen enjoyed reading, volunteer work and story telling.

  Helen will be missed by her husband, Willis Gene Parks of Bennington; by her daughter, Laura Gibson and her husband David of Vevay; by her son, Richard Parks of East Enterprise; by her brothers: Harold Wayne Burnett of Scipio, Indiana and Everett Burnett and his wife Lois of Vevay; and by her several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond J. and Martha R. (Andrew) Burnett; and by her sister-in-law, Gerri Burnett.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, December 29th, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Square Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Clara Rodgers

  Clara Belle (Boggs) Rodgers, 79, of Milan, Indiana (formerly of Rising Sun), passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 26th, 2021 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, Indiana.

  Clara was born in Ohio County on October 20th, 1942, the daughter of the late Margaret (Hutchinson) Boggs and James A. Boggs.

  Clara grew up in a large family near Aberdeen, Indiana and was a 1960 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  Clara married Paul W. Rodgers on February 15th, 1991. Clara and Paul were together over 28 years until his passing in 2019.

  She ran her own upholstery shop from her home for several years. Clara also formerly worked at the Rising Sun BP Station, the Chair Factory in Rising Sun and the Plastic Factory in East Enterprise. Clara loved going to yard sales searching for antique dishes and other bargains. She was also well known for her painted gourds. Clara was a loving mom, grandma and beloved aunt and friend to many.

  Clara is survived by her daughter Julia Demaree and her husband John of Fairplay, Colorado; by her grandchildren: Ryan Lloyd Davis, Amber Elaine Davis and Joseph Paul Demaree; and by several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Paul; by her sons, John Kelly and Lloyd “Rusty” Kelly; by her brother Robert Boggs; and by her sisters: Doris Richardson, Arietta Caseltine, Rose and Ida Boggs, Patsy Evans, Carolyn Huffard, Betty Grace and Sandra Edwards.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 30th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services will follow the time of visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Eldon Fancher officiating.

  Family and friends will gather for a meal at the Rising Sun American Legion following the services. It was Clara’s wish to be cremated and her burial will take place at a later date at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Louis Schwade

  Louis Eddie Schwade, 70, of Switzerland County, passed away at 12:33 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Louis was born in Jackson, Michigan on January 8th, 1951, the son of the late Sheila (Clautier) Schwade and Eddie Schwade. He attended Jackson High School and earned an Associate’s Degree from Jackson Community College.

  Louis proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59.

  Louis was the husband of Sally (Weiss) Schwade. Louis and Sally were together over 47 years until his passing.

  Louis worked at the Jackson Water Department in Michigan and was superintendent at the Patriot Water Department. He also had been employed as a prison guard for 10 years in Jackson, Michigan and La Grange, Kentucky.

  Louis was a faithful member of the Vevay Assembly Church. Louis loved farming and taking care of his cattle and horses accompanied by his beloved dog, ‘Barney’.

  Louis is  survived by his loving wife Sally Schwade of Switzerland County; by his daughter Brenda Warren and her husband Doug of Jerome, Michigan; by his three sons: Josh Schwade and his wife Kristy, of Tampa, Florida,  Ron Schwade of Jackson, Michigan, and Joe Schwade and his wife Sally of Hanover, Michigan; by her six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; by his two sisters: Lonnie Fritz of Jackson, Michigan and  Genevieve  Sloan of Vevay; and by his brother, Larry Seeger and his wife Susan, of Arcata, California.

  Louis was preceded in death by his parents; by his son Jeff Schwade; and by his grandson, Kaleb Schwade.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 29th at the Vevay Assembly Church at 721 Main Street, in Vevay. Funeral services followed the time of visitation on Wednesday, December 29th, with Pastor G.B. Turner officiating. Burial with military honors was at Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay Assembly Church.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.