Obituaries 2-22-18

Jessie Ballard, Walter Bright, Suzann Butters, Claude Deaton, Russell Hopper, Sr., George Hubert, Jr., Teelah Kappeler, Harold See, Peggy Stoll, Jane Wainscott, Kathryn Walton.


Claude Deaton

Claude Deaton, age 91, of Vevay, passed away at 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

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

Jessie Ballard

Jessie James Ballard, the son of Devon Allen Ballard and Adrienna Lambert of Vevay, passed away at 8:53 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, in Vevay. Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.

Teelah Kappeler

Teelah Marie Shanks Kappeler, age 31, of Hanover, passed away suddenly on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, in an accident while delivering mail on her route in rural Jefferson County, Indiana.

Teelah entered this life on August 18th, 1986 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Clifford E. and Regina Mueller Shanks. She was raised and attended school in Aurora graduating from Penn Foster.

On June 18th, 2006 Teelah was united in marriage to Mark Allen Kappeler in Shelbyville, Indiana. This happy union of 11 years was blessed with two beautiful daughters: Ariana 9, and Liara, who will be 2 this June.

After some years in various nursing roles, she found a new passion, returning to school and graduating from Empire Beauty Schools as a master cosmetologist. A year after graduating, she opened and ran her own salon, Teelah’s Tips to Toes for four years. To spend more time with her then growing family, she had returned to work and was currently a stylist with her friend and former co-worker Brooke Scharlau, at Brooke’s salon A New Hue in Madison. To be a part time side job Teelah had just started serving as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, completing training in January.

She was a devoted wife, loving mom, daughter and sister. She loved dogs, raising Husky puppies, and always looking forward to the next visit to the beach. Teelah was even more beautiful inside than she was in appearance, always finding the best in people and caring for her clients and their families. Teelah was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Madison. Teelah will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Teelah will be missed by her loving husband, Mark Allen Kappeler of Hanover; her loving daughters, Ariana and Liara Kappeler; her parents, Clifford E. and Regina Mueller Shanks of Rising Sun; her sisters: Tonya Shanks of Rising Sun and Tiffany Shanks; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Ron and Renee Kappeler of Batesville, Indiana; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, February 24th, at 4:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2924 Clifty Drive in Madison. Friends may visit Saturday, February 24th from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Memorial contributions may be made as desired, as financial support to her family or as donations to the local Madison Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Cards are available at the funeral home. Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is serving the family at this difficult time.

Jane Wainscott

Jane Ann Wainscott, 76, of Rising Sun, passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

Jane was born in Ohio County, Indiana, on November 8th, 1941, the daughter of the late Virginia Eloise (Bovard) Holland and Harold Rudolph Robinson. She graduated high school in Gary, Indiana.

She worked as a dealer at Rising Star Casino Rising Sun. Jane also had worked for Thatcher Glass and at the Rising Sun American Legion. She was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion- Auxiliary. Jane enjoyed crocheting, raising flowers and dancing.

Jane is survived by a daughter, Theresa Scott and husband Andy, of Rising Sun; by stepmother Norma Robinson; by grandchildren: Brandon Cook, Brad Cook (Heather), Alyssa Cook (Kevin Devers), Kinzie Scott and Jake Scott; and by great grandchildren: Braysen, Reese and Harper. Jane is also survived by a sister, Cheryl Baker; and by five brothers: Gary Robinson, Randy Robinson, Michael Robinson, Vernon Thies and Barry Holland.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by a son, Jimmy Wainscott; by a sister, Sharon Walton; by a niece, Sara Walton; and by a special friend, Jerry Smith.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 19th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Friends were invited to call on Monday. February 19th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Denny Carrigan Scholarship Endowment Fund or Dr. Don Beckett DVM Scholarship Fund (checks payable to Ohio Community Foundation). Cards are available at the funeral home.

Peggy Stoll

Peggy Stoll, 81, of Loogootee, Indiana, formerly of Washington and Cannelton, Indiana, passed away on Friday, February 16th, 2018 at her residence.

She was born on June 29th, 1936 in Vevay, the daughter of the late Casper and Della (Thomas) Leap.

Peggy spent many of her early years as a full time homemaker and babysitter in Cannelton; and later in life she worked at Marshall’s in Evansville, Indiana. She was a member of the Catholic Faith. Peggy was a member and friend of the V.F.W. and American Legion for many years in Vevay.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Darrell Stoll of Loogootee; her children: Rick (Donna) Carrico of Evansville, Indiana, Jim (Charlotte) Carrico of Derby, Indiana, and Connie (Brad) Miller of Boonville, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Amanda (Jason) Tekoppel, Emily Carrico, Kaitlyn Carrico (Brendan Kassel), Corey (Cheryl) Carrico, Jacob (Katlyn) Carrico, Chris Miller, Drew Miller, and Matt Miller; her great grandchildren: Holly, Henry, and Harvey Tekoppel, Atreyu Carrico, and Cohen Miller; and one sister, Betty Hargrove of Vevay.

Peggy is also survived by step children: Mark (Kathy) Stoll of Cement City, Michigan, Nena Schreiber of Clayton, Indiana, Jeff Stoll of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Cara (Thomas) Hellmich of Carmel, Indiana; her step grandchildren: Jesse (Craig) Van Elsen, Jennie (Joe) Polzin, Daryl Stoll, Ashley (Rick) Faucette, Bart (Ashley) Cotner, Hannah Webster, Allison (Billy) Whitehouse, Brooke (Eric) Mcallister, Holly Stoll (Jon Neel), Connor Stoll, Harrison Hellmich and Alyssa Hellmich; and 10 great grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and six of her brothers.

Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery, Indiana, with Reverend J. Kenneth Walker officiating. Burial followed in St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Montgomery. Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 21st, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made in Peggy’s honor at MD Anderson Cancer Research at

Suzann Butters

Suzann Carol “Susie” Butters, age 46, of Vevay, passed away at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, at the King’s Daughter’s Hospital in Madison.

Suzann entered this life on September 16th, 1971, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the daughter of Leslie Lee and Lois June (Harmon) Butters. She was raised in Aurora, Indiana where she attended high school. Susie resided in the Osgood community for four years; the Indianapolis community for several years; and the past two years in the Vevay community.

Susie was a member and was baptized at the North Madison Baptist Church in Madison. She was a wonderful homemaker and loving mother and enjoyed gardening, especially her roses, playing Yahtzee and working puzzles. Susie will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

Susie is survived by her daughters: Deanna Hankins and Meagan Leigh Hankins, both of Vevay; her son, Christopher Allen Hankins of Osgood, Indiana; her grandchildren: Adyson Hatton, Raegan Hatton, Aiden Pike, Amelia Hankins and Lillian Hankins; her mother, Lois June (Harmon) Butters of Vevay; her sister, Denise Faye Sweet and her husband: Daniel Robert of Catoosa, Oklahoma; her brothers: Richard Lee Butters of Huntsville, Alabama, Terry Scott Butters of Elkhart, Indiana, and Thomas Andrew Butters and his wife: Linda of Plant City, Florida; her nephews: Joves Sweet of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Daniel Sweet of Moore, Oklahoma, William “Adam” Sweet of Owasso, Oklahoma and Brian Lee Butters of Florida; and her niece, Katherine Butters of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Lee Butters.

No services are being held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Baptist Church; or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Walter Bright

Walter E. Bright, age 87, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Born May 20th, 1930 in Jefferson County, Indiana, he was the son of John C. and Clara (Mellick) Bright.

Walter was a 1950 graduate of Central High School. He was a carpenter, having owned Bright Woodworking in Columbus before moving back to the Madison area in 2000. He also worked for Cummins, Inc., for eight years.

Walter served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1954 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer. Following his service in the US Navy, he lived in California for several years.

He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, the Carpenter’s Union and the Madison Senior Citizens Center. He enjoyed traveling.

Walter will be sadly missed by two sisters: Anna Hereford and her husband, George of Milton, Kentucky and Jean Trester and her husband, Dick of Lewiston, Minnesota; by two brothers: Allen Bright and his wife, Ruth Ann of Hanover, and Donald Bright of Lakeside, California; his companion of 10 years, Patty Imel of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Ora Weidman; and two brothers: Richard and Wayne Bright.

Reverend Andrew Hoskins will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 24th, at Macedonia Baptist Church, North Greenbriar Road, Madison; with interment to follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, in Madison from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd; and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. The Honor Guard of Jefferson Post #9, American Legion, Madison will conduct military graveside services.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Macedonia Baptist Church or Macedonia Cemetery. Contributions may be made at the church or at any of the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.

Russell Hopper, Sr.

Russell E. Hopper Sr., 77, of Dewitt, Michigan, passed away on January 29th, 2018.

Russell was born in Vevay on December 22nd, 1940, the son of Earl and Cleta Hopper.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

After working for General Motors for 32 years, Russell retired in 1999. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and word searches, was a big U of M and Chicago Bears fan, loved NASCAR and antique car shows, and liked to get out and mow the lawn. He enjoyed waxing his car, as well as his lawnmower and the kids’ bikes. Above all, Russell loved spending time with family.

Surviving to cherish his memory are wife, Janet (Sitter) Hopper; sons: Russell Jr. (Lisa) and Scott (Sarah); daughter Brenda Wymer; grandchildren: Ashley, Alex, Donavan, Brandan, Tucker, Savannah, Sophia; brothers: Loren (Cathy), Wayne (Maryann), and Gordon (Marlene); sisters: Carole Webb and Janice Clay; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Barbara Culbert; nephew, Joshua Culbert, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Paul Hopper.

Visitation for Russell took place on Saturday, February 17th, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel, DeWitt, Michigan. Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Memorial and Honor Program, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, Virginia, 22312; and the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Illinois, 60674.

Kathryn Walton

Kathryn Ellen Walton, 69, of Aberdeen, Indiana, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at her residence.

Kathryn was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 9th, 1949, the daughter of the late Margaret (Eisenshank) and Hughes Hall. She was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1967.

Kathryn married David H. Walton, Sr. on March 8th, 1968 at the Greendale Baptist Church. Kathryn and David were married nearly 50 years. Kathryn enjoyed crossword puzzles, computer games and traveling. Kathryn was looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild in April.

Kathryn is survived by her husband, David H. Walton, Sr. of Aberdeen, Indiana; by a son, David H. Walton, Jr. DVM, and wife Katie, of Aberdeen, Indiana; by two sisters: Mary Beth Auxier (Steve) of East Enterprise and Margie Hall of Hamilton, Ohio; by a brother, Robert Hall (Adelana), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and by sister-in-law, Judy Hall, of Greendale, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by a brother, Jack Hall.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 19th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Pastor Adam Griffin officiating. Friends were invited to call on Monday, February 19th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Harold See

The Lord called Harold Clyde See, age 86, Home on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 9:10 p.m. from Tidewell House Hospice, Bradenton, Florida.

Harold was born in Louisa, Kentucky on July 22nd, 1931, the son of Clyde and Lucy (Gibbs) See. Harold attended school at Rising Sun.

Upon graduation he went to work at Schenley Distilleries, working there for 30 years. While working at Schenley, Harold knew he was going to be drafted, so he joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He served for four years as a Flight Navigator.

Harold was a brother in the Masonic Lodge and a member of the American Legion Post in Rising Sun, Indiana for over 50 years. Harold served as a deacon at Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun, and was also a member of the Samoset First Baptist Church in Bradenton, Florida. Harold and wife Nancy spent their winters in Village on the Greens, Bradenton, Florida for the past 16 years, enjoying all the activities and fellowship. Harold’s unique sense of humor kept everyone entertained.

Harold is survived by his wife, Nancy of 59 years and they have three children: son Randy (Laurice) See of near Patriot, daughter Lisa (Dan) Hummel of Rising Sun, and daughter Renee (Greg) Bosaw of near Vevay; by eight grandchildren: Janie (Andrew) Kearns, Christopher (Brittany) See, Julie Parker, Derek, Adam, and Jill Hummel, and Austin and Evan Bosaw; by five great grandchildren: Emma See, Cheyenne and Kail Parker, and Ella and Lily Kearns. He is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lucy See; by two brothers: Raymond and Phillip See; and by a sister, Norma Lavely.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be Friday, February 23rd, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held later at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Unity Baptist Church. Cards are available at funeral home.