Obituaries 2-12-15


Melvin Barrows

Melvin Earl Barrows, 72, of Manchester, Indiana, passed away at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Melvin was born in Lawrenceburg, on May 11th, 1942, the son of the late Earl C. and Opal E. (Lowe) Barrows. He was the Pastor at New Life Southern Baptist Church in Manchester. Melvin had also worked for Aurora Casket for 15 years and Thatcher Glass for 25 years.

On October 25th, 1960 in Rising Sun, he married Phyllis (Bovard) Barrows, who survives him. Melvin and Phyllis were married 54 and one-half years. Melvin was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and above all, a faithful servant to his Lord.

In addition to his devoted wife Phyllis, Melvin is also survived by his daughter, Theresa Chandler (Kendall) of Fairview; his three sons, Dwayne Barrows (Tammy) of Lawrenceburg, Rodney Barrows (Beverly) of Lawrenceburg, Chad Barrows (Kim) of Moores Hill; his sister, Mary Lay (Chester) of East Enterprise; his three brothers, Ronnie Barrows (Kay) of East Enterprise, Terry Barrows (Jeanine) of Rising Sun, and Rick Barrows (Brenda) of East Enterprise; his 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his large loving church family; and many preacher pals.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7th, at New Life Southern Baptist Church in Manchester. Interment was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial donations may be made to the New Life Southern Baptist Church.

Mary Murphy

Mary Evelyn Murphy, 77, of Dillsboro, passed away peacefully at 8:25 p.m. Sunday, February 8th, 2015, at Ross Manor in Dillsboro.

Mary was born in Switzerland County, on May 20th, 1937, the daughter of the late Edgar Tandy and Marian Beatrice (Bradon) Mitchell. She worked as a CNA for several years at The Waters of Rising Sun, The Waters of Dillsboro and lastly in home health care. Mary was a member of the Church on the Rock Assembly of God. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and watching TV, especially Law and Order and NCIS. Mary also loved riding her scooter around Dillsboro. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friends to many,

Mary is survived by her two daughters, Cheryl Logan (Rick) of Dillsboro and Lynn Post (Michael) of Aurora; her three sons, Rick Dilts of Rising Sun, Steve Dilts (Ruth) of Rising Sun and Jeff Dilts (Sharon) of Moores Hill; her 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; her sister, Connie Montgomery of Moores Hill; her two brothers, Frankie Mitchell of Rising Sun and Ronnie Mitchell of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Murphy; her brothers, Johnny, Gary and Raymond Mitchell; and her sisters, Bonnie Louden and Sharon Mitchell.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today (Thursday, February 12th) with Reverend Roger Dean officiating at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call today (Thursday, February 12th) from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Hansell Chase

Hansell W. “Doc” Chase, 80, of Rising Sun, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 2nd, 2015, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Doc was born in Switzerland County on May 3rd, 1934, the son of the late Carroll W. and Ida Esther (Gross) Chase. He attended school in Patriot. Doc served in the U.S. Army as a mechanic and military policeman, retiring as a Sergeant after 20 years of service to his country. While in service he received a National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter Badge, Expert Badge (M-14) and six service stripes. He worked as a mechanic at the Rising Sun Shell Station and also had worked for Haag Ford and Murphy’s Mart.

In 1956, he married Maria Barbara (Stegmaier) Chase, who passed away in 1998. In 2004 he married Phyllis Chase, who survives. Doc enjoyed camping and fishing, and always the mechanic, he liked to be tinkering on something.

Doc is survived by his three daughters, Cindy Snelling (Mike) of Rising Sun, Patricia Fennell of Pennsylvania, and Donna Snelling (Steve) of Shelbyville; his son, Billy Chase (Denea) of Castroville, Texas; his two sisters, Mary Holland of Greendale, Alice Emery of Rising Sun; his brother, Carroll Chase, Jr., (Judy) of Rising Sun; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 7th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial with military honors was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Dearborn County Hospice.

Glenn Borders

Glenn Howard Borders, 94, passed away February 4th, 2015.

Glenn was born to John and Ethel (Piles) Borders on August 30th, 1920, in Rushville. He farmed on the Joe Alexander farm for a few years before entering the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served aboard the USS Terror during World War II when it was struck by Japanese forces on May 1st, 1944. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

Glenn was a member of the Rushville Church of God where he helped in the construction of the church. He operated many gas stations in the Rushville area and also drove a semi for Perkins Furniture Transport for 14 years. After he retired, Glenn worked for Willowood Apartments and later for Public Storage.

Glenn married Mildred Hutchinson on September 24th, 1942. In 2002, he and Mildred moved to the Warsaw area where they lived for 12 years.

Glenn’s greatest love was for his six children, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. His surviving children are Jackie Cook of Warsaw, Lois Patmore of Warsaw, Bobby Borders of Birmingham, Alabama, Maurice Borders of San Diego, California and Fred Borders of Houston, Texas. He is also survived by his sisters, Betty Cadwalder of New Salem and June Wayt of Rushville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, of 72 years, a daughter, Bonnie Lou Thomaston on February 13th, 2009; his parents; his brothers, Harrell and William “Dutch” Borders and his sisters, Mary Sailor, Maxine Mitchel and Mae Ball.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, February 12th) at Moster Mortuary in Rushville. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 11 a.m. until time of service on Thursday. Burial will be in the Arlington East Hill Cemetery. The Rush County Veteran’s Honor Guard will provide military honors at the mortuary.

Bernice McCardle

Bernice P. Aldred Morton McCardle, 81, of Madison, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Friday, February 6th, 2015, at The Waters of Dillsboro in Dillsboro.

She was born January 29th, 1934, in Vevay, the loving daughter of the late James and Bernice Illene (Brindley) Aldred, Jr. She was raised in Vevay and was a 1952 graduate of Vevay High School. She later was a graduate of the Bethesda School of Nursing. She worked early in life for the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and Osgood.

In 1953, she was united in marriage to Vivian “Viv” Morton at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Switzerland County. This union was blessed with one son, Randall Lee.

Bernice resided in Cross Plains community for 20 years. She later worked for Reliance Electric in Madison for several years. Bernice retired from the Madison State Hospital as a psychiatric attendant after 22 years of service. In her early life she was raised in the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. After moving to Madison she was a member of the Hanover Baptist Church in Hanover.

On October 4th, 2010, she was united in marriage to Charles McCardle. They enjoyed attending the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ near Rising Sun. Bernice had also been a long time member of the Hanover Senior Citizens and enjoyed her many friends there. She enjoyed reading, caring for and visiting the elderly.

She is survived by her husband of nearly five years, Charles McCardle of Dillsboro; her son, Randell Lee Morton of Madison; her grandson, Dustin Morton and his wife, Kimberly of Indianapolis; her great-granddaughter, Penelope “Penny” Morton; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.;

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her half brother, Jimmy Aldred on March 21st, 1993; her half sister, Mary Ann Samples on May 19th, 2008; her sister, Rose Marie Stegemiller on January 30th, 2001; and her husband, Vivian “Viv” Morton, on January 24th, 2002.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 10th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, with Pastor J.D. Traylor officiating. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanover Baptist Church or the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at