Obituaries 3-19-18

Larry Boggs, Roberta Cord, La’Tesa Gladden, Betty Hill, Purda Hunt, Elaine Miles, Ralph Oliver, Carolyn Scudder.


Purda Hunt, Jr.

  Purda “Purdy” Hunt, Jr., 85, of Dillsboro passed away on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at Highpoint Health at Lawrenceburg.

  Purdy was born on Thursday March 31st, 1932 in Wheatley, Kentucky, the son of Purda and Avarilla (Kidd) Hunt. Purda was one of 12 children, and spend his childhood on Boone Robinson Road in Switzerland County at the family farm.

  He married Hazel Marie (Hon) Hunt on June 27th, 1952, and they shared 43 years of marriage until her passing on January 9th, 1996. To this union three children were born: Belinda Sue, Randall Wayne and Bruce Edward.

  Purdy was a U.S. Army veteran serving three years and three months. He was stationed at Fort Sill Oklahoma, and was shipped off to Japan just three days after his wedding. Purda served during the Korean Conflict, rising to the rank of Corporal.

  He was a shift supervisor at Chevron for many years retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Hopewell Masonic Lodge #80 F&AM for the past 59 years and was a past Master, He was also a member of the Dillsboro Methodist Church and Scottish Rite Indianapolis Chapter.

  Purda was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and a friend to many. He will be remembered for his love of bluegrass music, trap shooting, fishing, bird hunting, wood working, riding his John Deere lawn mower, Western movies, sitting at the Liar’s Table (Table of Knowledge) at the Reservation Restaurant; but, above all he enjoyed spending time with all his family.

  Purda is survived by his daughter: Belinda Sue (Eric) Huntington of Versailles, Indiana; by his sons: Randall Wayne (Rhonda) Hunt of Dale, Indiana and Bruce Edward (Kimberly) Hunt of Aurora, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Angie (Brett) Stowasser of Sunman, Indiana, Erin (Eric) Williams of Vevay, Joshua Hunt of Indianapolis, Hilary (Jake) Drone of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Jeremy Hunt of Indianapolis, Allan Hunt of Aurora, Indiana, and Sabrina Hunt of Indianapolis.

  He is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Alexa Stowasser of Sunman, Indiana, Bowe and Otto Williams of Vevay, and Hazel Drone of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; by his brother Clarence (Ramona) Hunt; sisters Ora Lee Schwade, June (Ted) Agnew, and Ann (Loren) Combs; sisters-in-law Gladys Hunt, Juanita and Betty Hunt; brother-in-law Robert (Carolyn) Hon; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

  Funeral services will be on Thursday March 29th, at 11 a.m. at the Dillsboro United Methodist Church with Pastor Deb Beason and Reverend Tom Fehrman officiating. Burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise with full military honors by the Northcutt-Laaker Legion Post #292 of Dillsboro.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, March 28th, at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home at Dillsboro, Indiana. Masonic services were held on Wednesday, March 28th, at the funeral home.

  Memorials may be made to the Dillsboro Life Squad, Dillsboro Methodist Church or New Liberty Cemetery. Go to www.filterdevriesmoorefuneral home to leave an online condolence message for the family.


Carolyn Scudder

  Carolyn H. (Hylander) Scudder, age 85, of Vevay, died at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, at The Waters of Dillsboro in Dillsboro, Indiana.

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


La’Tesa Gladden

  La’Tesa Jean “Tesa” (Butler) Gladden, age 53, of Del City, Oklahoma, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, at her residence.

  Tesa entered this life on March 22nd, 1964, at the Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico. She was the loving daughter of the late, Robert Charles and Barbara Jean (Northcutt) Butler. She attended grade school in Cincinnati, Ohio and Switzerland County Middle and High School in Vevay.

  Tesa moved to Oklahoma and attended Del City High School in Del City, Oklahoma and earned her GED in 1990.

  Tesa was united in marriage on August 7th, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Joe Lynn Gladden. They shared nearly 29 years of marriage together until her death.

  Tesa was baptized at Crestview Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 22nd, 1991. Tesa was a wonderful homemaker and loved to bake, especially anything sweet! She also enjoyed creating gingerbread houses, being in the swimming pool and getting some natural Vitamin D, spending time with her friends and family, and spending time playing and loving on her dogs, Sadie and Jasmine.

  Tesa is survived by her loving husband, Joe Lynn Gladden of Del City, Oklahoma; her step-mother, Myrtle Chandler Butler of Fairview; her sisters: Faith Butler Satchwell and her husband Shawn of Independence, Kentucky and Meredith (Butler) Coker of Florence, Kentucky; her brothers: Shan Butler and his wife Eula of Bennington, Trevor Butler and his wife Valerie of Bedford, Kentucky, and Kendall Chandler and his wife Theresa of Bennington; and her several nieces, nephews and many friends.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Charles and Barbara Jean (Northcutt) Butler; her brother, Bryant W. Butler; her sisters: Tracy Lynn York and Jatona (Butler) Wade; and her paternal-grandparents: Robert F. and Loretta Butler.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 28th, by Brother Hobert Byrd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Lee Cemetery, Fairview.

  Friends were invited to cal on the family on Tuesday, March 27th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Lung Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Ralph Oliver

  Ralph “Eddie” Oliver, age 61, of Vevay, died at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

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


Elaine Miles

  Elaine L. (Son) Miles, age 96, of East Enterprise, passed away at 1:47 p.m. on Monday, March 19th, 2018, at her residence.

  Elaine entered this life on October 13th, 1921, in Sheridan, Wyoming, the loving daughter of the late Oliver Thomas and Hazel Jenny (Hoaglan) Son. She was raised in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she graduated high school.

  Elaine was united in marriage to Dolar Hughan, and to this union arrived two sons: Tom and Jim; and two daughters: Sandra and Anita to bless their home. Elaine was later united in marriage to Atlee Miles, and they shared several years together until he passed away.

  Elaine was a former cashier for a grocery store in Slidell, Louisiana. She resided the past 18 years in the Switzerland County community. Elaine will be remembered for her love of fishing and making stained glass with her daughter, Anita, whom preceded her in death. Elaine truly loved life to the fullest. She was the best nurse, friend and mom that any family could have asked for and will be deeply missed.

  Elaine is survived by her sons: Tom Hughan of East Enterprise and Jim Hughan and his wife Gayle of Shell Knob, Missouri; her daughter: Sandra Marshall and her husband Tom of Slidell, Louisiana; her son-in-law, Arthur Brown of East Enterprise; her seven grandchildren; her 11-great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchild; and her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Thomas and Hazel Jenny (Hoaglan) Son; her first husband, Dolar Hughan; her second husband, Atlee Miles; by her daughter, Anita Brown; and by her sisters: Naomi Platz, Thela Anderson, Ione “Mickey” Swords and Carol Jean Miller.

  No services are being held at this time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Roberta Cord

  Roberta Jewel Tilford Cord, 91, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Monday, March 26th, 2018 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

  Roberta was born on January 24th, 1927, in Cecilia, Kentucky in Hardin County to Thomas Hendrix Tilford and Cora Ellen Farmer Tilford. She graduated from Howe Valley High School in 1944 at the age of 16. She then attended Sullivan Business College in Louisville, Kentucky, and during World War II she worked for a loan company.

  She met the love of her life, William Henry Cord, of Ewing, Kentucky after he returned home from World War II. They were married on July 3rd, 1947 in Jeffersonville, Indiana; and in 1949 welcomed their first child, William Tilford Cord. Shortly thereafter they moved to a hill farm located in Switzerland County, where they raised tobacco, cattle, and sheep. A daughter, Kathleen, was born to the farm family in 1952.

  As a farm wife, Roberta also worked at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay before beginning a college career at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana at the age of 30. She graduated from Hanover College with a degree in elementary education in 1961. That same year she began teaching at Jefferson Craig Elementary in Vevay. She continued teaching there until 1965, at which time she had also earned a master’s degree in school administration from Indiana University, Bloomington. In 1965 Mrs. Cord became the principal of Jefferson Craig Elementary School. She had the distinction of being Switzerland County’s first certificated “lady principal.” During the summer months she was employed as the director of the Head Start program of the Office of Equal Opportunity working in Ohio, Ripley, Dearborn and Switzerland Counties to establish and implement this totally new educational program for preschool children. She was also instrumental in establishing enrollment in special education programs when such classes became a requirement in Indiana, as well as initiating new programs under Title 1 in 1965.

  From 1970-1975, Mrs. Cord became the first Switzerland County School Corporation curriculum coordinator, serving as the federal programs and Chapter 1 director and grant writer. Five years later she became the principal and teacher at Florence Elementary School in Florence, Indiana. In the late 1970’s plans began to be developed for a new elementary school in East Enterprise, which would consolidate four small county schools. Mrs. Cord was hired as the first principal of this new facility, Switzerland County Elementary School, in 1980. She retired from this position in 1990.

  Good, honest, hard work defined her character, and she maintained an unfailing positive attitude after retirement and later after the death of her husband on February 1st, 2013. Later she would live in an assisted-living center, Brentwood Senior Living Community, and later in a nursing facility, Menorah Manor, in St. Petersburg, Florida, where her family used to vacation during the winter. Mrs. Cord lived her life with grace, optimism and dignity and dedicated herself to her students. She was known for her generosity and often donated personal items for children who were without and worked tirelessly to ensure her students’ well being and educational success. She often communicated with family and school patrons through personal letters and cards and visited community members facing daunting hardships in life.

  She had several hobbies and pastimes, but gained the greatest pleasure from real accomplishments in the area of education for Switzerland County’s youth and adults. She loved her rural Indiana farm and working with her husband on it for as long as their health allowed. She particularly loved her farm animals and pets. Roberta was a longtime member of Tri Kappa and the Eggleston Club of Switzerland County as well as of the Indiana State Teachers’ and Principals’ Associations, Switzerland County Classroom Teacher Association, and the Indiana and Switzerland County Retired Teachers’ Association. Roberta and her family were affiliated with the Long Run Baptist in Switzerland County for many years.

  Roberta is survived by her son, William Tilford Cord and his wife Jill, of Switzerland County; her daughter, Kathleen Cash and her husband Frank, of St. Petersburg, Florida; and two grandsons: Adam Christopher Cord and wife Danelle of Jefferson City, Missouri and Jonathan Cord Houghton of Tampa Bay, Florida. She is also survived by one sister, Wanda White and husband Arthur, of Alexandria, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Tilford and Cora Ellen Tilford; her husband, William Henry Cord, (to whom she was married 66 years); by her sister Frances Klinglesmith; and by her brother, Thomas Tilford.

  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, at 2 p.m., by Pastor KC Banta and Tom Rogers, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3rd, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Long Run Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Larry Boggs

  Larry Wayne Boggs, age 75, of Vevay, passed away at 12:27 p.m. on Monday, March 26th, 2018, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Larry entered this life on February 7th, 1943, at home in Switzerland County, the loving son of the late Edward Sinclair and Hazel Juanita (Sigmon) Boggs. Larry was a 1960 graduate of the Vevay High School and earned his associates degree from Miller Business School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Larry was inducted into the United States Army on March 26th, 1964, in Madison, serving during the Vietnam War. Larry earned the marksman badge and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on October 31st, 1969 in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  Larry was united in marriage on December 27th, 1968, at the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church, to Janet E. Cook. This happy union was blessed with two sons: Michael and Mark. Larry and Janet shared nearly 50 loving years of marriage together until his death.

  Larry owned and operated Boggs Tax Service in Vevay for over 50 years. Larry was employed as an auditor for the Indiana Department of Revenue, from 1965-1979. He owned and operated the Swiss Supermarket in Vevay from 1979-1985. Larry owned and operated the Benedict Coal-Oil Business in Vevay from 1974-1979.

  Larry was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church; Vevay American Legion Post #185; and the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM, for 49 years. Larry resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. Larry enjoyed attending sporting events, spending time with his children and grandchildren, tinkering on his F150 pickup truck in his garage, playing euchre, bowling, boating and skiing.

  Larry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Janet E. (Cook) Boggs of Vevay; his sons: Michael Boggs and his wife Christy of Johnson City, Tennessee and Mark Boggs and his wife LeeAnn of Vevay; his grandchildren: Austin Boggs, Kyle Neubert, Katy Neubert, Alec Boggs, Carlee Boggs, and Claire Boggs; his great-granddaughter, Amelia Boggs; his brother, Jerry Boggs and his wife Linda of Bonita Springs, Florida; his sister, Dawn Elston and her husband Dillion of Pendleton, Indiana; his sisters-in-law: Donna Johnson and her husband Ernie of Rising Sun, Lois Cook of Sellersburg, Indiana, and Shirley Cook of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and his numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sinclair Boggs, who died on November 24th, 1982 and Hazel Juanita (Sigmon) Boggs, who died on June 4th, 1993; his nieces: Damita Elston, who died on December 20th, 1973 and Jennifer Lynn Boggs, who died on September 17th, 1995; by his nephew, Edward Grant Boggs, who died on December 12th, 2009; his great-nephew, Trevor Kyle Boggs, who died on June 28th, 1996; his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Scudder; and his brothers-in-law: Delbert Scudder, William Cook and Harold Cook.

  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 30th, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Masonic Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30th, at the funeral home.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, March 31st, at 11 a.m., by Reverend C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Full military rites and interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or Mr. Larry W. Boggs Endowment Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Betty Hill

  Betty Ann Hill, 78, of Rising Sun, passed away at 7:41 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Betty was born in Somerset, Kentucky on August 23rd, 1939, the daughter of the late Dotice (Dalton) and Sam Muse.

  Betty loved music, she sang and played the guitar and piano. Betty also had worked as a model. Betty was also an accomplished archer, having competed against some of the top archers in the country. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many.

  Betty is survived by her husband Alfred Hill, of Rising Sun; by a daughter: Mary Elizabeth Hastings (Jeff), of Rockport, Indiana; by two sons: Marty Wesley, of Florence, Kentucky and Troy Wesley, of Hamilton Ohio; by two step daughters: Roxanne Hill of Greenville, Tennessee and Lisa Hill, of Greenville, Tennessee; by two sisters: Juanita McDaniels, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Chirssy Muse, of Cincinnati, Ohio;  and by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; by a son, Greg Wesley; by a daughter, Laura Wesley; by stepson, Darrin Hill; and by several siblings.

  Visitation will be held on Friday, March 30th from 6-8 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Final services will be at the convenience of the family.