Lewis Edward Konkle, 95, of Lamb, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, February 7th, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born August 27th, 1917, at Spring Branch in Switzerland County, the loving son of the late Andrew B. and Lula A. (Pavy) Konkle. He was raised in Spring Branch, where he attended school.
Lewis, at a young age, met a young woman, Lucille Knox in Spring Branch and knew it was “love at first sight.” At 18 years old, Lewis and Lucille were united in marriage on January 1st, 1936, in Madison. Unto this union two sons arrived to bless their home. They shared 77 loving years of marriage rtogether unntil his death.
He was a former school bus driver for the Switzerland County School Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1982. He farmed all of his life in Switzerland County. He was a Deacon at Union Baptist Church in Lamb and a former Deacon at Spring Branch Baptist Church.
Every morning as long as his health permitted, Lewis had to go to the “office” called A.J.’s Diner in Vevay. Lewis and Lucille thanked the Lord every day for having a wonderful family to be proud of. He will be remembered for his love of going to flea markets and socializing at A.J.’s Diner. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 77 loving years, Lucille (Knox) Konkle of Vevay; his two sons, William Lee “Bill” Konkle of Vevay and Edward “Eddie” Konkle and wife Sandra “Jo” Konkle of Lamb; his four grandchildren, Diana Lynn Pruett of Corydon, Kathy Lee Brown of Lebanon, Kentucky, Steven Edward Konkle of Vevay and Alan Ray Konkle of Vevay; his eight great-grandchildren, Josh, Kevin, Amy, Alisha, Kayla, Kyle, Tyler and Kelsi; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Konkle; his grandson, Danny Lee Konkle; his grandson-in-law, Bobby Gene “Bob” Pruett; his brother, Reverend Donald Konkle; and his sister, Olive Jester.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 12th, by Reverend Mike Barnes at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Charles Ronald “Charlie” Phillips, 92, of Madison, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, February 9th, 2013, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.
He was born June 8th, 1920, near Dupont, the loving son of the late Arthur and Martha Agnes (Clashman) Phillips. He was raised around Lancaster and was a 1937 graduate of Dupont High School.
He was united in marriage to Mary Juanita Stites on April 14th, 1940, in Lancaster. This union was blessed with two daughters, Jean and Joan, and a son Ron. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together until her death on December 30th, 2004.
He was inducted into the U.S .Army on March 16th, 1944, at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. He rose to the rank of Corporal, serving in the 29th Bomb Group, 43rd Bomb Squadron during World War II. He fought in the battles and campaigns in the Air Offensive in Japan and the Western Pacific. He was proud to have flown over the USS Missouri in a B-29 during the signing of the peace treaty that ended World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 3rd, 1945, at Camp Atterbury, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with Two Broze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.
Charles and Juanita owned a farm and a grocery store in Lancaster and enjoyed farming until he retired. He was employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground from April, 1966 until he retired in December, 1984. He also enjoyed being a carpenter and working with his father-in-law, Bill Stites. He retired from carpentry in 1997. He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church since 1937 and served as a Deacon. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He continued on to be the patriarch of his family and enjoyed them being with him whenever possible.
Survivors include his daughters, Jean Phillips of Scottsburg and Joan Stoner of Hanover; his son, Ron Phillips and wife Jonnie of Vevay; his grandchildren, Stephanie Stoner, Ginger Chambers, Troy Stoner, Scott Stoner, and Josh and Jessica Phillips; his great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Breena, Monica, Bryla, Lake, Mary, Jake, Zach, Alex and Charleigh Phillips; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Arthur, Ray Bennett and Jamie Edward Phillips; his sister, Myrle Phillips Stout; and his son-in-law, Donald J. Stoner on September 8th, 2010.
In keeping with Charlie’s wishes, his remains were cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later darte at the Lancaster Baptist Church. Interment will be in Dupont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster Baptist Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Betty Pauline Lowe Foley, 84, of Hanover, formerly of Madison, passed away at 11:07 p.m. Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born January 18th, 1929, in Bourbon County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Roy and Pearl Moreland Foley. She was raised in Bourbon County and was a 1947 graduate of Bourbon County High School.
She was united in marriage on January 20th, 1948, in Millersburg, Kentucky, to William Ray Foley. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Steve and Mike. He passed away July 8th, 1992.
The family moved to Jefferson County in 1962. She was employed with Inglis Drug Store, Conn Organ and the Hanover College Book Store. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading, antiquing and was very active in her church, Hanover Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan.
Survivors include her two sons, Steven Ray Foley and wife Mary Alice of Madison and William Michael “Mike” Foley and wife Cheryl of Hanover; her grandchildren, Ben Foley (Charlotte), Grant Foley (Andrea), Jennifer Sewell (Mike), Allison Feider (Ryan) and Kim Tingle (Wayne); her great-grandchildren, Quentin Tingle, Briana Tingle, Channing Feider, Emma Foley, Elizabeth Foley, Macie Foley, Layne Foley, Nolan Foley, Max Sewell and Whit Sewell; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Carmen Noelle Foley; her sisters, Kathryn Carr, Thelma Gregory, Margaret Adams and Carolyn Schneider; and her brother, Roy Allen Lowe.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 9th, by Reverend J.D., Traylor at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanover Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Wayne C. Sooy, 62, of Dupont, passed away at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, at his home.
He was born November 7th, 1945, in Jefferson County, the loving son of the late Jesse M. and Opal Buchanan Sooy. He was raised in Jefferson County and attended Madison Consolidated High School.
He was united in marriage on August 18th, 1967, at North Madison Baptist Church to Gail L. Weales. This union was blessed with a daughter Erin and a son Michael.
He was employed with Steinhardt and Hanson for 32 years and then with Arco Office Supplies as a service technician. He attended many training and technical schools throughout his work. He also served as an auctioneer for 20 years. He had worked at the Madison Correctional Facility in security for five years and then with Securitas in Columbus and North Vernon the past two years. Early in life he was a member of Hanover Baptist Church and now with the First Baptist Church of Dupont and was a faithful Deacon. He enjoyed woodworking, photography, his children and grandchildren. He had been a member of the Corvette Club.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Gail L. Weales Sooy of Dupont; his daughter, Erin Pettit and husband Eric of North Vernon; his son, Michael W. Sooy and wife Lindsay of Tiffin, Ohio; his gradchildren, Kelsey, Haley and Ethan Pettit and Clayton and Cora Sooy; his brother, Donald Sooy of Madison; his sister, Viola Hunter of Centerville, Ohio; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Randall and June Weales of Jasper, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Sooy, who was killed in the Korean War; and his sister, Evelyn Sooy Pruitt.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 9th, by Reverend Don Hamilton at First Baptist Church of Dupont. Interment was in Bayless Cemeterty in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Sooy Memorial Fund. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Maison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Anna Margaret McCormick Mefford, 86, of Madison, passed away at 5:18 a.m. Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born May 7th, 1926, in Owenton, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late John William and Bertha Thompson McCormick. She was raised in Owen County and attended Owenton High School.
She was united in marriage on August 25th, 1944, in Owenton to John Brad “J.B.” Mefford, Sr. This union was blessed with three daughters and four sons. He passed away March 2nd, 1985.
She had resided near Lancaster since 1960 and was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church. She was employed with Reliance Electric in Madison for 19 1/2 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Hanover Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 525 and the Bunco Card Club. She enjoyed cooking and caring for her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed the sun and sun bathing.
Survivors include her three daughters, Linda Carol Vance and husband Dan of Madison, Nancy K. Williams and husband Kenneth of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Marcia Ann Miladinov and husband Greg of Cincinnati, Ohio; her three sons, Hubert J. Mefford and wife Judy of Madison, Phillip W. Mefford and wife Natalie of Madison and Gary Lee Mefford and wife Shannon of Washington, Indiana; her daughter-in-law, Susie Mefford of Madison; her four sisters, Thelma Bettis of Florene, Kentucky, Brenda Robinson and husband Everett of Dunnellon, Florida, Jean Carolyn McQueen and husband Benny of Sand Gap, Kentucky and Patricia Godman and husband James of Clavrack, New York; her grandchildren, Rodney, Tracy, Danny, Leslie, Paul, Jason, Anngie, Teresa, Stacey, Brandon, Kenny Wayne, Michael, Eric, Keith, Ryan, Tiffany, Dana, Miranda, Lyndie, Annette, John Curtis, Cynthia, Glenda, Jerri Lee, Linda, Bradley, Brittney, Joanie, Michele, Megan and Kara; numerous great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her son, John Brad “Johnny” Mefford, Jr., on February 28th, 2005; her granddaughters, Jessica “Jessy” Mefford on October 31st, 2008 and Lisa Carol Mefford; and her sister, Eva McCormick.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Aubrey Bessenger at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Interment will be in Dupont Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.