Obituaries 2-23-17

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Pansy ‘Pam’ Majoria

Pansy Louise “Pam” Majoria, 73, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

Pam was born in Carrollton, Kentucky on June 17th, 1943, the daughter of the late Maudie Mae (Harlow) and Thomas A. Gulley. Pam was the last surviving child of a family of 16.

She received her Associates Degree from Phillips Junior College in New Orleans.

Pam was the widow of Murphy Majoria, who passed away in 1984. She was first married to Daniel Bevis in 1961, and to this marriage three children were born: Daniel, Jr., Katrina and Kellie.

Pam enjoyed painting, listening to music, reading, playing computer games and watching old movies.

Pam is survived by a son, Daniel Bevis, Jr. and wife Nafiysah, of Melbourne, Florida; by two daughters: Katrina Lee and husband Mark, of Goldsboro, North Carolina and Kellie Kern, of Rising Sun; by grandchildren: Tammi, Thomas, Johnathon, Matthew, Michael and Justin; by great grandchildren: Aaiden, Jenna, Nathan, Ethan and Ayaana.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 22nd at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association or Woodland Hills Activity Fund. marklandfuneralhome.com

Elaine Ikert

Elaine Eva Ikert, 75, of Patriot, passed away at 3:51 a.m. on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Elaine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 4th, 1941, the daughter of the late Mary (Wieczorkowski) and Peter Keiner. She was a graduate of Our Lady of Angels High School.

On April 1st, 1965 she married Roger Ikert, who passed away in 2012.

Elaine was the former Food Service Manager at the Friends Home Retirement Community in Greensboro, North Carolina. Elaine enjoyed playing bingo, raising flowers and working outside.

Elaine is survived by a daughter: Tina Fox and husband Mike, of Patriot; and a by a son: Mike Ikert and wife Jill, of Englewood, Ohio. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband Roger; and by her brothers Robert and Kenneth Keiner.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Patrick Bujak officiating. Friends are invited to call on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. marklandfuneralhome.com

Lora Ann Cable

Lora Ann Cable, age 38, of Milton, Kentucky, died suddenly on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017, at 11:45 a.m. at the First You Medical Center in Bedford, Kentucky, where she worked.

Lora entered this life on January 10th, 1979 in Carrollton, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of Robert Prentice and Sherry Ann Langness Cable.

She resided all of her life in Cable Holler near Milton, Kentucky. Lora was a 1997 graduate of Trimble County High School where she had made many lifelong friendships. She worked early in life at the Milton Dairy Queen, Rocketman as a controller, The Oldham Era newspaper, and The Madison Courier in the production department for seven years. She currently was employed at First You Medical Center in Bedford, Kentucky as the office manager for the past two years.

She was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church near Milton and had also attended the Milton United Methodist Church with her mother. Lora had a beautiful voice and enjoyed singing karaoke knowing the words to hundreds of songs. She wrote poetry, was passionate about taking photographs of Cable Holler and the creek, camping, hunting, 4-wheeling, fishing, the outdoors and coloring. Lora never met a stranger and loved being with her family.

Lora will be missed by her heartbroken parents: Rob Cable and his wife, Brenda of Madison, and Sherry Cable of Milton, Kentucky; her loving sister, Gina Cable and her companion, Jay Tedder of Louisville, Kentucky; her loving step-sisters, Kasey Aldridge and her husband, Michael of Madison, and Amanda LaFountain and her husband, Jeremy of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She is also survived by her niece, Jaslyn LaFountain; her nephew, Reid Aldridge; her beloved uncles and aunts: Terry and Gretta Cable of Milton, Kentucky, Clay and Lisa Cable of Carrollton, Kentucky, Melanie and Leslie Truitt of Carrollton, Kentucky, Marlin Langness and Geraldine Parsons of Madison, and Annie Langness of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; her loving great uncles and great aunts: Tommy and Lillie Wingham of Brooksburg, Indiana, Buddy and Clara Mikesell of Commiskey, Indiana, Donnie and Rose Mikesell of Madison, Arthur Cable of Gloucester, Ohio, Karen and Linny Herek of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Bobby Langness of Wisconsin, Lora and Dee Gayle of Madison; her several cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Garrett and Wilma Joy Cable; Harold and Delores Langness; her uncle, Harold Langness; her aunt, Penny Cable; her cousins, Amanda Lynn Cable and Samantha J. Cable.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, officiated by Pastor Mike McArter and Pastor Damian Chow at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Private graveside services followed at the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Friends were invivted to call on Saturday, February 18th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lora’s Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison, Indiana.

Kristina Stephan

Kristina Lynn “Krissie” (Rayls) Stephan, age 45, of Canaan, Indiana, passed away suddenly at 5:09 p.m. on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at her residence.

Krissie entered this life on November 3rd, 1971, in Madison, the loving daughter of Gary Lee Rayls and Jean (Weaver) Thurnall. She was raised in Moorefield, where she was a 1990 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech Community College in Madison.

Krissie was blessed with two daughters, Kaitlynn Michelle and Emilee Jean.

Krissie was united in marriage on November 7th, 2011, in Wears Valley, Tennessee, to Dustin Stephan. Krissie and Dustin shared nearly six years of marriage together until her sudden passing.

Krissie was an Administrative Assistant for Continental Construction in Ghent, Kentucky, for one year. She was a former employee for Harsco Metals & Minerals in Ghent, Kentucky, for 12 years.

Krissie was a member of the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church in Moorefield. Krissie enjoyed spending time with her grandkids that called her “NoNo” because she would always tell them no! She also enjoyed going to the mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Krissie will be deeply missed by her loving family and abundance of friends.

Krissie will be deeply missed by her loving husband of nearly six years: Dustin Stephan of Canaan; by her daughters: Kaitlynn Michelle Camarena and her husband: Daniel of La Barca, Jalisco and Emilee Jean Lovins and her husband: Derick of Madison; by step-son Chandler Stephan of Madison; and by her grandchildren: Tristen, Adalyn, Natalee, Asher, Maveryk, Alexander and Austyn.

She will also be dearly missed by her father and step-mother: Gary Lee and Judy Rayls of Moorefield; by her mother and step-father: Jean (Weaver) and Darrell Thurnall of Moorefield; by her grandmother: Frances Weaver of Moorefield; her step-grandmother: Beulah Morris of Moorefield; her sisters: Karrie Ann Rayls and her companion: Cory Hankins of Vevay and Lila Jean Rayls of Moorefield; her step-brothers: Gerald McClure of Springfield, Tennessee, David Thurnall of Corydon, Indiana and Patrick Thurnall of Madison; her step-sister: Tammy Henry of Indianapolis, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather: J.B. Weaver, who died on July 23rd, 2010; and her paternal grandparents: Elmo Rayls, who died on October 28th, 2004 and Betty Rayls, who died on August 10th, 2002.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, by Reverend Mike Barnes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery, Moorefield.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, February 21st, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to her loving grandchildren fund, c/o Friendship State Bank. Cards are available at the funeral home.

William Chase

William A. “Bill” Chase, 68, of Aberdeen, Indiana, passed away at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at Cincinnati Veterans Hospital.

Bill was born in Switzerland County on March 22nd, 1948, the son of the late Kathleen (Bladen) and Paul E. Chase. Bill was a graduate of Vevay High School.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Bill retired from M&T Chemical in Carrollton, Kentucky. He was a member of the Vevay VFW Post. Bill enjoyed hunting and working on mowers and tractors. Bill was always willing to work on friend’s and neighbor’s equipment.

Bill is survived by two sisters: Mary Weber, of Aurora, Indiana and Ella Chase, of Aberdeen, Indiana; by five brothers: Jerald “Jerry” Chase and wife Loretta, of Westport, Indiana, Raymond Chase of Aberdeen, Indiana, Ernest Chase of East Enterprise, Robert Chase, of East Enterprise, and Donald Chase and wife Susie, of Aurora. Bill is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by brothers Paul “Punk” and Claude Chase; and by a sister Laura Ann Chase.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 24th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call on the family on Friday, February 24th from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to any veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice. marklandfuneralhome.com

Beverly Parrott

Beverly (Alley) Hall Houze Parrott, age 86, of Vevay, passed away at 4:18 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th, 2017, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

Beverly entered this life on October 14th, 1930, in Evanston, Illinois, the loving daughter of the late, James R. Alley, Sr. and Eleanor (Allen) Alley. She was raised in Danville, Indiana, where she was a 1948 graduate of the Danville High School. Beverly attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in education in 1971 from Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio and her Master’s Degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

On May 13th, 1951, at the Danville United Methodist Church in Danville, Indiana, Beverly was united in marriage to H. William Hall and to this union arrived five children to bless their home. Beverly and William shared 28 years of marriage together until William passed away on May 28th, 1979. She was later united in marriage on February 1st, 1992 to Fred H. “Bud” Houze, Sr. who passed away on March 21st, 1995.

Beverly was united in marriage on August 9th, 2003, in Vevay, to Reverend Roger D. Parrott. Bev and Roger shared nearly 14 years of marriage together until her death.

Beverly taught elementary school for 36 years in Indiana and in Ohio. She was employed for the Jeff-Craig Elementary School in Vevay, where she taught for 28 years, retiring in 1997. Beverly was the Curriculum Director for the Switzerland County School Corporation, from 1997 to 2001. She earned the Switzerland County Teacher of the Year and was semi-finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year in 1981.

Beverly was President of Classroom Teachers’ Association for 10 years. Bev was a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Switzerland and Ohio Counties.

She held membership in the Vevay Tri-Kappa, where she was a past President of the Associate Members; and Vevay-Switzerland Foundation from 2001 to 2002. She was a past President and associate member of the Eggleston Club. Beverly also held membership in the Vevay Kiwanis Club from 1997 to October 2016; and was a Past President from 2001 to 2002. She was a past Secretary for the Switzerland County Community Foundation, from 2002 to 2003; and served on the Board of Directors.

Bev helped establish the Switzerland County YMCA, and served as a Board of Director in 2002.

She was a former member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, where she was a lay leader from 1995 to 2002; and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a United Methodist Church Certified Lay Speaker. Bev was a member of the Aberdeen United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher. Bev was an associate member of the First Christian Church in Madison.

Beverly had such a profound effect on so many people and was able to touch hearts and inspire them to be the best they could be. She cared about making a positive impact in her community and was a role model to many. Beverly will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and her community.

Beverly will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 14 years: Reverend Roger D. Parrott of Vevay; by her children: H. William “Bill” Hall, II. and his fiancée: Sharon Alspaugh of New Castle, Indiana; Barbara Hayes and her husband: George of Seymour, Indiana; Nancy Hall and her partner: Becky Owens of Indianapolis, Indiana; Janet Springer and her companion: Graham Watland of Indianapolis, Indiana; and David A. Hall and his wife: Fion of Taipei, Taiwan.

She will also be missed by her step-son: Roger Lewis Parrott and his wife: Rayna of Sunman, Indiana; her grandchildren: Ryan, Liz, Kristin, Jillian, Alicia, Sarah, Jerry, Chris, Nick and Caitlin; her great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Rae Ann, Drew, Ava, Brooklyn, Maverick, Blake and Abigail; her step-grandchildren: Brea and Nathan Parrott and her step-great-grandchildren: Ayden and Riley.

She was preceded in death by her parents: James R. Alley, Sr. and Eleanor (Allen) Alley; her first husband: H. William Hall, who died on May 28th, 1979; her second husband: Fred H. “Bud” Houze, Sr., who died on March 21st, 1995; her daughter-in-law: Debra Hall, who died in 1998; and her brother: James Alley, Jr., who died in 1997.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Bill Johnson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m., on Friday, February 24th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roger and Beverly Parrott Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.