Allen Bernard Brockman, age 80, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, February 19th, 2015.
He was born February 9th, 1935, to Bernard and Flora (Kattelman) Brockman in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a Withrow High School graduate and received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. He loved the outdoors and helping with any project.
He is survived by his three children, Kent Brockman (Nancy) of Cincinnati/Vevay, Craig Brockman (Nicole) of Windham, New Hampshire and Cindy Metz (John) of Cincinnati; his sister, Jeanne Gilliam and his grandchildren Claire, Erin, Spencer, Sawyer, Connor, and Amber.
There will not be a funeral service. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.cremationcincinnati.com/obituaries/.
Memorials may be directed to the Fisher House Foundation for support of military families. www.fisherhouse.org.
Jack McElfresh, age 69, of Vevay, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Joey Christopher Saylor, 37, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:41 p.m. Friday, February 6th, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Joey was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, on March 12th, 1977. He attended Dakota High School in West Chester, Ohio.
He is survived by his grandparents, James and Corine Saylor of Rising Sun; his father, Joseph Saylor of Georgia; his daughter, Taylor Saylor of Texas; and his son, Kameryn Saylor of Rising Sun.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 28th, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family.
Logan Kellogg Flint, 91, of Hanover, formerly of Kent, passed away at 9:36 p.m., Thursday, February 19th, 2015, at the home of his granddaughter in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born November 23rd, 1923, in Leedey, Oklahoma, the loving son of the late Cort and Katherine Murphy Flint. He graduated high school in Leedey and was inducted into the United States Army on March 11th, 1943, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma during World War II. He rose to the rank of Private First Class serving in the 124th Cavalry Regiment having fought in the battles of Central Burma and India. Logan was honorably discharged on November 13th, 1945, at Fort Riley, Kansas, receiving the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Battle Star India Burma and the Battle Star Central Burma.
On August 4th, 1946, he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Dickason at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. This happy union of 55 years was blessed with a son, William Logan and a daughter, Kathy.
He was a 1949 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in Business Administration, Education and Biology. Logan and Betty settled in the Jefferson County community of Kent in 1959. Logan retired in 1986 after serving 28 years with Rexnord in Madison as the personnel director. He had served as president for the local chapter of the American Heart Association. He enjoyed raising Appaloosa Horses for many years and was a faithful member of the Kent Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Heidi McNaney Flint of Palm City, Florida; his three granddaughters, Logananne Olivia Goins McCullough and her husband, Rob of Jasper, Indiana, Katianne Elizabeth Goins Lewis and her husband, Neil of Madison, and Meagan and Madison Flint of Palm City, Florida; his great-grandchildren, Kaelinn, Alex, Austin and Braxtyn; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Betty Jean Dickason Flint, on November 24th, 2001; his daughter, Kathy Flint Goins, on March 7th, 2012; his son, William Logan “Bill” Flint, on September 11th, 2014; his brother, Cort Flint; his sister, Elizabeth Briggs; and his great-grandson, Ashton Earl McCullough, on July 11th, 2010.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 28th, at 1 p.m. at the Switzerland Baptist Church, 307 Main Cross Street in Vevay, with Pastor Ron Lee officiating. A final salute will be conducted on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the church by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion with full military honors following in Vevay Cemetery with interment there.
Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Kent Baptist Church or Switzerland Baptist Church.
Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay and Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Norma Jane “Janie” (Nelson) Fox Cowens, 75, of Lawrenceburg, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 15th, 2015, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
“Janie” was born in Sparta in Dearborn County on September 19th, 1939. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1957. She worked as a legal secretary at Ginocchio & Lowe Law Firm in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In 1964, she was married to Pete Fox. Unto this union three children were born, Joseph, Patrick and Therese. On July 28th, 2010, she married Samuel Cowens, who survives.
Janie was a spiritual person and her faith was important to her. Music was also very dear to her heart. She enjoyed playing the guitar and piano, singing and karaoke. “Janie” was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister and will be deeply missed.
In addition to her loving husband, Samuel, “Janie” is survived by her daughter, Therese Harmon and husband Steve of Greenwood; her two sons, Joseph Fox and partner Mike DeCair of Ruskin, Florida, and Patrick Fox and wife Maria of Lawrenceburg; her four sisters, Ruth Scudder of Harrison, Ohio, Brenda York (Ron) of Rising Sun, Linda Sims (Charlie) of Petersburg, Indiana, Phyllis Palmer of Indianapolis; and her brother, Robert Palmer of Aurora.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence “Bud” and Alice May Palmer.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 20th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Don Campbell officiating. Friends are invited to call Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of the donor’s choice. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Betty Jane Gossom, 93, of Rising Sun, passed away at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg on February 14th, 2015.
She was born January 16th, 1922, the daughter of Mahlon and Rebeca (Keith) Fisk. She spent her early years in Hartford, Indiana, on her parents’ farm on State Road 56, Aurora, near French. She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ, Women’s Republican Club, Windstormer’s Home Economics Club, and served on the Ohio County Health Board for over 25 years. Betty was known for her great cooking and baking and her love of growing flowers. She was a proud citizen and loved her home. She will be greatly missed by all.
Betty is survived by her daughters, Babette (Ted) Martin of Rising Sun and Kathy Bearry of North Vernon; her seven grandchildren, Gina (Jim) Schuler of Aurora, Kelly (Matt) Williams of Dillsboro, Ryan Shuter of Madison, Mahlon Shuter of Indianapolis, Molly Ryle of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Becky (Johnny) Cunningham of East Enterprise, and Aaron Hoffman of North Vernon; her sisters, Jean Jackson and Janet Lawless of Rising Sun; 11 great-grandchildren; her nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and her loving church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Billy Fisk of Patriot; her husband, Ralph Elmo Gossom; and her granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Bovard.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday, February 26th) at the Rising Sun Church of Christ, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ or to Dearborn County Hospice. Markland Funeral Home serving the family. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Helen (Abney) Houghton, 89, of Vevay, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born February 8th, 1926, in Estill County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Curtis Gentry, Sr., and Lulia (Dunaway) Abney. She was raised in Estill County, Kentucky, where she attended school.
Helen was united in marriage on August 4th, 1944, at the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky, to the late, Reverend Eugene Davis “Gene” Houghton. Unto this union a daughter, Esther and a son, John arrived to bless their home. Helen and Gene shared 53 years of marriage together until he passed away on April 18th, 1997.
Helen attended the Osteen Baptist Church in Osteen, Florida. Helen was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for her love of crocheting, raising flowers, her grandchildren and she was an avid reader.
She is survived by her daughter, Esther Crepin and her husband Carl of Vevay; her son, John Houghton and his wife, Betty of Richmond, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Lori Houghton, Deborah Miller and her husband Jacob, John Crepin and his wife Hollie, Andrew Crepin and his wife Jessica, Rebekah McCray and her husband Joel; her great-grandchildren, Noah, Kyle, Logan, Livia, Lillian, Aubrey, Graham, Sawyer, Luke, Asher and Beckett; her brother, Taylor Abney of Lexington, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews
Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Frances Long; her brothers, Curtis Gentry Abney, Jr., Charlie Abney and James Abney.
Funeral services will be conducted a 1 p.m., today (Thursday, February 26th) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Rick Daugherty officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. today until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation army. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Lois Ann (Ross) Hogan-Glass, 90, of Vevay, passed away at 4:09 a.m. Thursday, February 19th, 2015, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Vevay.
She was born January 12th, 1925, in Seymour, the daughter of Perry Guy and Laura Anna (Barringer) Ross. She was raised in Indianapolis, where she attended Washington High School. Lois earned her Beautician license at the LaJames Beauty School in Indianapolis.
Lois was united in marriage in May, 1944, in Indianapolis, to the late Earl Arthur Hogan. Unto this union a daughter, Laura and a son, Mike arrived to bless their home. She was later united in marriage on September 14th, 1967, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to the late, John Torrence Glass. Lois and John shared 46 years of marriage together until he passed away on November 16th, 2013.
Lois owned and operated her own beauty shop in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis for 10 years and was a Beautician at H.P. Wasson in Indianapolis, for several years. She was a caregiver for the elderly in Madison and Vevay, for several years. Lois resided in Carrollton and Warsaw, Kentucky and in Madison. She resided the past 10 years in Vevay, where she was lovingly cared for by the staff at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
She is survived by her daughter Laura Stout of Norwalk, Iowa; her son, Mike Hogan and his wife, Masumi of Fullerton, California; her two grandsons, Michael Stout and his wife Julie of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Matthew Stout and his wife: Krista of Norwalk, Iowa; his four great-grandchildren, Connor, Quinn, Eric and Stephen; his three sisters, Glenna Hill of New Port Richey, Florida, Helen Shutters of Seymour and Betsy Harris of Southport, Indiana; her brother, Donald Ross of Morgantown, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry Guy and Laura Anna (Barringer) Ross; her first husband, Earl Arthur Hogan; her second husband, John Torrence Glass; her two brothers, Marshall Ross and Bud Ross; and her three sisters, Mary Randall, Alberta Terrell and Carol Catt
A memorial service was held Monday, February 23, 2015, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Roger Parrott officiating. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Bill Wright, Jr.
William S. “Bill” Wright, Jr., 88, of Manville, Indiana, passed away at 12:35 p.m., Saturday, February 21st, 2015, at his home near Manville.
He was born June 4th, 1926, in Jefferson County at the family home on Wright Hill near Manville. He was the loving son of the late William H. and Bida Howard Wright. He resided all of his life on the family farm on Wright Hill and was a 1941 graduate of Central High School. He was inducted into the United States Army on May 16th, 1945, during World War II. He was honorably discharged on December 13th, 1945, at Camp Atterbury.
On December 21st, 1949, Bill was united in marriage to Violet Lee Day at the home of Reverend Vincent on West Main Street in downtown Madison. This happy union of 65 years was blessed with two daughters, Karen and Reba and a son, William.
Bill had farmed all of his life and had driven a school bus for 38 years for Madison Consolidated School System. He was a member of the Manville Christian Church, Central High School Alumni and attended the Church of Christ at Madison. Bill enjoyed pulling horses, especially Belgian horses, coon, rabbit, and bird hunting, feeding the deer, radio controlled planes, and his saw mill. He was a loving husband, devoted dad and paw paw.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Violet Lee Day Wright of Madison; his two daughters, Karen McClure and her husband, Bruce of Madison, Reba Kilburn and her companion, Keith Keller of Madison; his son, William L. Wright and his wife, Melissa of Madison; his two sisters, Pauline Hall of Lamb and Mary Duncan of Madison; his grandchildren, Dustin McClure, Tyler McClure, Martina Keller, William Wright, Hannah Wright and Brogan Wright; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Livings, Dorothy Ellis, Maxine Kieser, Ila Marie McClure, and Elizabeth Yanz; and his brother, Stanley Wright.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 25th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, with Pastor Allen Jolly officiating. Interment was in Manville Cemetery.
A final salute was conducted Wednesday at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion with full military honors conducted at the graveside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Madison “Haiti Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Joseph Paul “Joe” Sebree, 79, of East Enterprise, passed away at 1:30 p.m., Friday, February 20th, 2015, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.
He was born December 6th, 1935, in Moores Hill, Indiana, the loving son of the late William and Mandy (Beach) Sebree.
He was united in marriage on February 15th, 1992, at the Markland Baptist Church in Markland, Indiana to Patty (Thomas) Baatz. Joe and Patty shared 23 years of marriage together until his death. Joe was employed by Randall Textron, Inc., in Vevay, for 22 years until it closed. He then went to work for Randall Textron, Inc. in Greensburg, for four years, retiring in 1995. Joe resided most of his life in the Switzerland County community. Joe enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels, playing cornhole, watching IU basketball, wrestling and westerns.
He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Patty (Thomas) Baatz-Sebree of East Enterprise; his three stepdaughters, Corina Buchanan and her husband Phillip of Dupont, Debbie Davis and her husband Jeff of Hanover, Teresa Darling and her husband Jeff of East Enterprise; his stepson, Chris Baatz and his wife: Brenda of Vevay; step-grandchildren, Heather, Dennis, Ryan, Brandi, Bridgette, Haley, Chantel, Dakota, Rachel, Cody, Brandon and Dakota; his step-great-grandchildren, Alexis, Dylan, Austin, Abygail, Bailey and Ashlynn; his three brothers, Curtis Sebree and his wife: Mary of Rexville, Indiana, Earl “Doc” Sebree and his wife Freda of Rexville, Indiana, Junior Sebree and his wife Barb of Kearney, Nebraska; his sister, Evelina “Evie” Rassman and her husband, Donald of Rexville, Indiana; his sister-in-law, Jean Sebree of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Sebree, Bobby Sebree, James Sebree, Albert “Abe” Sebree, Jack Sebree and Frank Sebree; and his sisters: Doris Sebree, Bertha Carter, Mary Sebree, Carolyn Sebree, Ressie Virginia Sebree and Betty Lou Wood
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 28th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Steve Sebree officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph Paul “Joe” Sebree Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
James Andrew Lennox, age 61, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 27th, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born on March 3rd, 1953, in Sudbury, Ontario in Canada. He was the loving son of Charles and Margaret Howe Lennox. He came to the United States with his family at the age of four. Jim was a graduate of Walbridge High School in Toledo, Ohio. He also graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. In high school Jim was an all star athlete in the Northern Great Lakes Region in baseball, wrestling and football. He has recently been recognized and nominated to the Hall of Fame for amateur high school athletics for the NGLR.
On October 27th, 1990, Jim was united in marriage to Donna Roselyn Shuler in Evansville, Indiana. This amazing union of over 24 years included one daughter, Tara Jordan and two wonderful grandsons, Vincenzo and Santino.
Jim served as a Regional Vice President with Pepsico-Yum Brands for 25 years and for the past nine years has served as a district manager for Starbucks Coffee Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jim was very philanthropic and gave of his time to help with many local and national community fundraisers as a representative of both himself and his companies. Jim has been recognized through the years with many certificates of achievement and accomplishments in his working career. He was an avid golfer, loved athletics, especially football and baseball. Jim was of the Protestant faith and had fought a year long battle with stage four lung cancer.
James will be missed by his loving wife of 24 years, Donna Roselyn Shuler Lennox of Cincinnati, formerly of Indianapolis, Vevay and Madison; his loving daughter, Tara Jordan Serger of Cincinnati; his adoring grandsons, Vincenzo and Santino Serger; his loving mother, Margaret Howe Lennox of Cleveland, Ohio; his loving brother, Mackenzie Lennox of Toledo, Ohio; his loving sisters, Merrill Berlincourt of Bloomington, Indiana and Shannon Cole of Columbus, Ohio; his loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Donald Bruce, both of, Florida, Kathy Hershey of Noblesville, Indiana, Martin Douglas Shuler of Vevay, Yonna Heath of Vevay, Yolanda Jo Simmons of Madison and Yvonna “Yo Yo” Tilley of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lennox; his brother-in-law, Anthony Shuler; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne “Bud” and Eileen Shuler.
Jim had chosen cremation and desired for a Celebration of Life with family and friends on Saturday, March 7th, at The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati.
Memorial contributions may be made to The James A. Lennox Foundation for Small Cell Lung Cancer Research. You may call Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison at 812-265-5577 for specifics. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com
George O. Hankins, 74, of Bennington, passed away at 12:05 a.m., Thursday, February 19th, 2015, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born October 12th, 1940, in Bennington, the son of the late David Cecil and Eva Lee (Davis) Hankins. He was raised in Bennington, where he attended school.
George was united in marriage on March 22nd, 1969, in Rising Sun, to Mary Jane Kelly. Unto this union two sons, John and Billy, arrived to bless their home. George and Mary Jane shared 45 years and 11 months of marriage together until his death.
George was employed for the Capco Generator and Starter Factory in Covington, Kentucky, for 23 years. He was also employed for the Indiana Department of Transportation as a maintenance worker in Aberdeen, for 24 years. George was an avid hunter and in his younger years of life he loved coon hunting. He loved all aspects of nature. In his later life, he had a fox hound and loved fox hunting. You could ask what his favorite meal was and he would say, “Good fried squirrel.” He enjoyed talking, telling stories and cutting up with his family and friends. George loved his family and especially his granddaughters whom he was always bragging about. He liked auctions and collecting pocket knives and sitting on the front porch feeding and watching the birds and his dog, Rex, an English Shepherd. He enjoyed being the Mayor of Bennington at the Bennington Homecoming one year which he was very proud of. In the last five years, he couldn’t walk good so he loved riding his John Deer Gator, talking and visiting with his neighbors and riding around Bennington. He loved the Bennington community and he would never leave it, and he didn’t. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend. His greatest love was his family and he will be dearly missed by his loving family, friends and his community.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Jane (Kelly) Hankins of Bennington; his two sons, John David Hankins and his wife Jenny of Bennington and William “Billy” Hankins and his wife Raquel of Bennington; his grandchildren: Maci, Miranda, Rylee and Nora; his three sisters, Mable Carver of Rising Sun, Susie Scarber of Rising Sun, and Helen Davies of Rising Sun; his brother, Donnie Hankins of Bennington; and several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, David Cecil and Eva Lee (Davis) Hankins; his sisters, Emma McDole, Freda Smith, Reba Jane Hankins and Rose Hankins; and his brother: David Hankins
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 24, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Bill Madison officiating. Interment was in Zion Cemetery in Bennington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskllandmorrison.com.
Beulah Louise (Skirvin) Schoonover, 75, of Vevay, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, February 21st. 2015, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born February 18th, 1940, in Eagle Station, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Ira and Sarah (Luellen) Skirvin. She was raised in Eagle Station, Kentucky, where she attended school.
Beulah was united in marriage on September 30th, 1962, in Madison, to the late David A. Schoonover. Unto this union two sons and three daughters arrived to bless their home. Beulah and David shared 45 years of marriage together until he passed away on November 22nd, 2007. Beulah was a member of the Truth Apostolic Church and resided the past 40 years in Vevay. Beulah was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and arts and crafts.
She is survived by her two sons, Tim Schoonover of Vevay, and David W. Schoonover of Vevay; her two daughters, Charlotte Cooper of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jennifer Leahigh and her husband, Chris of Madison; her daughter-in-law, Cherie Schoonover of Vevay; 10 grandchildren, Katie, Karen, Melissa, Tim, Lindsey, Heather, William, Sarah, Marcus and Dakota; eight great-grandchildren, Tim, Brock, Alexis, Jaxson, Kylie, Dakota, Dylan and Lily
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Penny Schoonover; and her two brothers, Clifford Skirvin and Ira Skirvin, Jr.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 25th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Brother Anthony Wilks officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.