Obituaries 2-2-17


Frederick Poss

Frederick O. “Fred” Poss, age 75, of Vevay, passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, at The Waters of Dillsboro in Dillsboro, Indiana.

Fred entered this life on March 17th, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, the loving son of the late Phillip and Myrtle (Muetz) Poss. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a 1959 graduate of the Taft High School.

Fred was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on July 25th, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, serving during the Vietnam War. Fred earned the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on July 24th, 1962 in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Fred was united in marriage on February 26th, 2004, in Chicago, Illinois, to Bonnie J. (Davidson) Baur. Fred and Bonnie shared nearly 13 years of marriage together until his death.

Fred was a former fire fighter for the city of Chicago, retiring in 2003, after 33 years of service. He was of the Lutheran faith and held membership at a Lutheran church in Chicago, Illinois. Fred enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, boating and camping. Fred will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Fred will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 13 years: Bonnie J. (Davidson) Baur of Vevay; his children: Debbie Hernandez of Chicago, Illinois; Tammy Graf of Chicago, Illinois; Jana Smith of Ghent, Kentucky; Christine Sturgill of Chicago, Illinois; Aaron Poss of Tennessee; Kelly Ann Poss of Chicago, Illinois; and Carrie Poss of Chicago, Illinois; his 15-grandchildren and 3-great-grandchildren; and his sisters: Pat Szady of Chicago, Illinois and Judy Burkland of Madison, Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Phillip and Myrtle (Muetz) Poss; and his brother: George Poss.

Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Saturday, January 28th, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Graveside Services and Interment was conducted on Monday, January 30th, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.

Full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the cemetery.

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

Larry Tinker

Larry D. Tinker, age 63, a resident of Naperville, Illinois for the past 23 years, passed away on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at his home.

He was born on February 11th, 1953 in Batesville, Indiana, and grew up in Switzerland County. Larry had worked as a construction superintendent for Walsh Construction for the past 20 years; and in his spare time enjoyed woodworking and was the neighborhood “Mr. Fix It”.

He is survived by his wife Theresa (nee Lynch); by children: Jesse (Autumn) and Jason Tinker both of Indiana; a daughter Rachel Brooks Tinker of Naperville; three grandchildren: Brennan, Bo and Lily Tinker; and his siblings: Paul (Dianne) Tinker of Ohio and Brenda Kendall of New York.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Nicole Tinker; by his parents Wilbur and Thelma Tinker; by a brother Brian Keith Tinker; and a granddaughter: Lucy Tinker.

A memorial visitation was held on Saturday, January 28th, at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home and Crematory, 516 South Washington Street, Naperville, Illinois. Interment is private. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Edward Hospital Ronald McDonald Room.

Sharon Davis

Sharon Kay (Patton) Davis, age 66, of Vevay, passed away at 6:54 a.m. on Monday, January 30th, 2017, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Sharon entered this life on May 29th, 1950, in Phelps County, Missouri, the daughter of the late John Franklin and Maude Ruth (Harris) Patton-Smith. She attended Rising Sun High School.

Sharon was united in marriage on February 17th, 1968, at the Rising Sun Baptist Church to the late, Gilbert Aldred Davis, and to this union arrived two daughters: Sheryl and Melissa; and two sons: Gilbert and John; to bless their home.

Sharon was employed for Electro Wire in Bedford, Kentucky, where she was head of the hardware department from 1986 to 1989. She was later employed as a cook for Milton-Kentucky Souvenir from 1989 to 1994. She was also employed as an assembler for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky, retiring in 1996 after two years of service.

She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Sharon enjoyed camping, crocheting, gardening and helping people.

Sharon will be dearly missed by her daughters: Sheryl Arvin and her husband: Troy of Milton, Kentucky and Melissa May Newton and her husband: Donald of Carrollton, Kentucky; by her sons: John Franklin Davis of Markland and Gilbert Aldred Davis, II of East Enterprise; by her grandchildren: Crystal and her husband: Dave; Ashlie, Troy, Kenneth, Kimberly, Larry, Cory, Gilbert III, Matthew, Destany, Brittany and Chloe; and her great-grandchildren: Alica, James, Clayton, MaKenna, Lona, Hayden, Kenzi, Kyla and Nevaeh.

He will also be missed by her brothers: Robert Patton and his wife Christy of New Mexico, William “Billy” Smith of Rising Sun, and Guy Patton and his wife Angel of Cincinnati, Ohio; her sisters: Linda Manning and her husband Bob of Hanover, Indiana; JoeAnn Patton of Seattle, Washington; Bonnie McAlister of East Enterprise; Wanda Mohanon and her husband Phil of Hartford, Indiana; and Cora Matthews and her husband Jennings of Texas; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: John Franklin Patton, who died on June 24th, 1958 and Maude Ruth (Harris) Patton-Smith, who died on March 27th, 2001; by her step-father: Claude Smith; her former husband: Gilbert Aldred Davis, who died in 1995; her companion: Bill Henderson; and her brothers: Randy, Bill and Alvin Patton.

No services are being held at this time.

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

Shirley Hewitt

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future of hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 “You are not stuck in your circumstances, you are positioned for God’s purposes.” These are the quotes Shirley loved. They gave her comfort during this hard time of her life.

Shirley Ann (Tingle) Hewitt went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:20 a.m., on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at her residence in Vevay, following a courageous battle with her heart and lung disease and cancer. She was surrounded by her family and felt the prayers of many people who loved her dearly.

Shirley entered this life on September 5th, 1941, in Port Royal, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Gilbert Carroll and Leona (Raisor) Tingle. At the age of three years, the family moved to Brooksburg, Indiana. A short time later, they moved to Green Valley Road near Vevay. Shirley was a 1959 graduate of the Vevay High School.

Shirley was united in marriage on December 14th, 1962 at the Brooksburg Baptist Church to David C. Hewitt, and to this union arrived a son: Steven Gary, and a daughter: Tracy Lee, to bless their home. Shirley and David shared over 54 years of marriage together until her death.

Shirley was employed as a Clerk for Kirlin’s Hallmark Shop in Madison, before she became disabled. She was a former employee for Joyce Shoe in Madison, and for Wilma Turner’s Dress Shop in Vevay. She was also a substitute teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation.

Shirley joined the Braytown Christian Church during her childhood years. When she moved to the Vevay community, she joined the Spring Branch Baptist Church in June of 1970, where she was a faithful member. She served the Lord faithfully with her labors and efforts in teaching Sunday school classes, presenting children sermons, and serving as Treasurer and Secretary of Mission Circle and Church Clerk. She helped in any way that she could to impart God’s love for all.

Shirley also served her community well. She served on the Switzerland County Public Library Board when the new public library was built in Vevay. She organized the ‘Someone Does Care’ group in writing letters to servicemen and women during and after the Gulf War. She also served on the American Cancer Society Board for several years. Shirley enjoyed sewing, watching Kentucky basketball, ceramics, quilting, word search puzzles, watching Dale Earnhardt, Jr. race, and visiting with family and friends.

An example has been left for each of us whose lives Shirley touched. She was faithful in her responsibilities as a wife and mother. She was faithful in her church attendance. She always had a big smile, a friendly greeting, and she had a powerful grip giving handshakes. When you visited with Shirley, she was always thrilled to see you. She was an example for faithful living; An example to fear God and look to him for comfort and guidance. She loved her Lord and told those around her that she was ready to go home to be with her Lord. Her life was not in vain. She was a friend worth knowing. She will be deeply missed. God prepared a place in His heavenly home for Shirley and He has called her to be with Him forever. She is now in glory where there is no pain, no suffering, no sorrow, and no tears, only the joy of walking and talking with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Shirley loved her family and friends very much and never failed to tell them how important they were to her. If she were here today she would tell you to never forget to tell your loved ones how much you love them and to live your life to the fullest! Oh what a great reunion to see Jesus and all my loved ones! To those of you who have not yet made a commitment to Jesus, please know He loves and cares for you. He is waiting with outstretched arms to welcome you home. Please don’t wait until it is too late. I want to see you in Heaven. Just be there when I turn around in Heaven. I want to see your dear faces and spend all eternity with you. It gave me great joy to serve the Risen Savior, the True Living God!

Shirley will be deeply missed by her loving husband over 54 years: David C. Hewitt of Vevay; by her son: Steven Gary Hewitt and his wife Jane of Camden Wyoming, Delaware; her daughter: Tracy Lee Nelson and her husband: Clayton of Louisville, Kentucky; her grandchildren: Lori Hewitt; Travis Hewitt and his wife: Amanda; Cody Nelson; and Brandi Nelson; her great-granddaughters: Sophia and Lillian Hewitt; by her sister: Shelby Jean Minch-Garland and her husband: Benny of Lamb, Indiana; her brother: Charles Tingle and his wife: Barb of Milan, Indiana; her uncle: Orville Tingle of Crestwood, Kentucky; and her several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Gilbert Carroll Tingle, who died on December 22nd, 1991 and Leona (Raisor) Tingle, who died on May 10th, 1976; by her brothers: Earl Wayne, James Everett and Donald Lee Tingle; by her sisters: Lois Anna Taylor, Leora Carol Marsh and Wilma J. Romans; by her niece: Debbie Minch; and her nephews: Robert and Mike Tingle.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, by Reverend Howard Wade at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.

Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Monday, January 30th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.