Obituaries 3-2-17

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Mildred ‘Mickey’ Whitham

Mildred Marie “Mickey” (Craig) Whitham, age 87, of East Enterprise, passed away at 6:03 a.m. on Monday, February 27th, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Mickey entered this life on March 20th, 1929, in Dearborn County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Lloyd Edward and Catherine Elizabeth “Lillie” (Ahaus) Craig. She was raised in Lawrenceburg, where she attended the St. Lawrence Catholic School.

Mildred was united in marriage on November 20th, 1948, in Lawrenceburg, to William Milburn Whitham, and to this union arrived nine children: Donald, Dennis, Michael, Robert, James, Kevin, Karen, Steven and Barbara to bless their home. Mickey and William shared 35 years of marriage together until William passed away on January 27th, 1984.

She was employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, for several years. Mickey resided in the Switzerland County community since 1958. She was a member of Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. Mickey was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed raising her family, reading, crocheting, fishing, bowling, playing poker and keeping a meticulous lawn.

Mickey will be dearly missed by her sons: Michael Whitham of Rising Sun, Robert Whitham and his companion: Hazel of East Enterprise, Kevin Whitham and his companion: Winnie of East Enterprise, and Steven Whitham and his wife: Sherri of Florence; her daughter: Karen Morton and her husband: Donny of Pleasant; her daughter-in-law: Jane Whitham of Cincinnati, Ohio; her son-in-law: Harold “Joe” Covington of East Enterprise; her grandchildren: Chris, Craig, Aaron, Stacey, Renee, Kendra, Tony, Bob, Christy, David, Chelsea, Blake, Rachel, Kyle, MacKenzie, Mason and Myles; her great-grandchildren: Keegan, Zoe, Asher, Cooper, Trenton, Gage, Wade, Grant, Tristan, Victoria, Daniel and Enya; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Lloyd Edward and Catherine Elizabeth “Lillie” (Ahaus) Craig; by her husband: William Milburn Whitham, who died on January 27th, 1984; by her sons: Donald Eugene, Dennis Ray and James Whitham; by her daughter: Barbara Jane “Barb” (Whitham) Covington; her sisters: Ruth Browning and Freda Childers; two-infant sisters; her brothers: Thomas and Lloyd Craig; and her infant brother.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, at 10 a.m., by Father Christopher Craig at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church, 513 North Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, by Father Christopher Craig at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church or in the form of a Mass. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Anita Stutzman

Anita Kay Stutzman, 59, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Anita was born in Batesville, Indiana on March 21st, 1957, the daughter of the late Rosalie A. (Baxter) and Donald Berkley. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1975.

Anita was the wife of Gordon E. Stutzman. On August 13th, 1976, they were married at Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Anita and Gordon were married over 40 years.

Anita was a homemaker and also had worked for the Dollar Store and Renee’s Hair Design. She also was a baby-sitter for several families over the years. Anita enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles and loved her little “granddog” Bella.

Anita is survived by her husband Gordon Stutzman of Rising Sun; by two daughters: Tracy Stutzman, of Vevay and Claudia Loar (Shawn), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by a son: Nickolas Stutzman (Emily Satchwill), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by grandchildren: Drake, Tristen and Staciegh; by three brothers: Jeff Berkley, of Rising Sun, Donald “Butch” Berkley (Christi), of Rising Sun, and Brian Berkley (Sharon), of Patriot.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, February 27th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation was held on Monday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Rescue. Cards are available at funeral home. www.marklandfuneralhome.com

Dennis Sigmon

Dennis Lynn “Denny” Sigmon, age 64, of near Lake Geneva in Switzerland County, passed away with his loving family by his side at 7:11 p.m. on Friday, February 24th, 2017, at his residence.

Denny entered this life on March 13th, 1952, in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Robert Edwin Sigmon and Gladys Mae (Hambrick) Sigmon-Alford. He was a 1970 graduate of the Aurora High School in Aurora, Indiana.

Denny was united in marriage on August 7th, 2009, in Taylor County, West Virginia, to Brenda Lee Murphy. Denny and Brenda shared 18 years together until his death.

Denny was a former supervisor for Fernald in Harrison, Ohio, for 18 years. He was later employed as a shipping and receiving manager for Multiple Machining, Inc. in Dillsboro, Indiana, for six years. Denny was employed as an installer for Direct TV for nine years.

He resided in the Switzerland County community most of his life. Denny enjoyed hunting, the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

Denny will be dearly missed by his loving wife: Brenda Lee (Murphy) Sigmon of near Lake Geneva; by his sons: Lonnie Sigmon and his wife: Amanda of Delhi, Ohio and Jesse Sigmon of Cincinnati, Ohio; his daughter: Amanda Estell Davis of near Lake Geneva; by his grandchildren: Dakota, Keagan and several other grandchildren; his sisters: Judy Wallace and her husband: Cecil of Rising Sun, and Janie Ammons of Greendale, Indiana; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Edwin Sigmon and Gladys Mae (Hambrick) Sigmon-Alford; his step-father: Edwin Earl Alford, Jr.; his brother: Robert Michael “Mike” Sigmon; his brother-in-law: Joseph Ammons; and his sister-in-law: Rose Sigmon.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. A Memorial services will be conducted on Thursday, March 2nd, at 1 p.m., by Reverend Ron Lee, at the funeral home.

A luncheon will be provided following the services and will be held at Judy and Cecil Wallace residence, 2928 Bellview Lane, Rising Sun, Indiana, 47040.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dennis Lynn “Denny” Sigmon Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Dean Griffin

Dean Griffin, age 84, of Pleasant, passed away with his loving family by his side at 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at Baptist East Health in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dean entered this life on January 4th, 1933, in Brookville, Indiana, the loving son of the late John and Frona (St. John) Griffin. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he was a 1951 graduate of Vevay High School.

Dean was united in marriage on March 1st, 1952, in Vevay, to Carolyn Miller, and to this union arrived a daughter, Joyce; and three sons: Ronnie, Dwayne and Mike to bless their home. Dean and Carolyn shared nearly 65 loving years of marriage together until his death.

Dean was a former surveyor for the Switzerland County ASCS Office in Vevay. He was also a former employee for Delco-Remy in Anderson, Indiana. He was a bus driver for Christman Bus Service for 9 1/2 years. Dean was employed for Indiana-Kentucky Electric Company in Madison, retiring in 1992, after 30 years of service.

Dean was a school board member for the Switzerland County School Corporation from 1968 to 1972. He was a founding board member of the Switzerland County Sportsman Club since 1996 and was a member of the Gideons International Switzerland County Camp.

Dean was a faithful member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant. Dean enjoyed hunting, watching basketball and baseball and spending time with his grandchildren.

Dean will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 65 years: Carolyn L. (Miller) Griffin of Pleasant; by his daughter: Joyce A. Barnes and her husband, Reverend Mike of near Moorefield; by his sons: Ronnie Griffin and his wife: Mary Lou of Bennington, Dwayne Griffin and his wife: Brenda of Rising Sun, and Mike Griffin and his wife: Cindy of Madison.

He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren: Travis, Christy, Amber, Ryan, Michelle, Kassie and Emily; his great-grandchildren: Aiden, Abbey, Avery, Conner, Chloe, Audrey, Tucker, Kellan, Shawna, Kipton, Jessie and Maddie; his step-grandchildren: Kevin and Kelli; his step-great-grandchildren: Bryant and Briann; his brothers-in-law: Bob Browning of Rising Sun, Carl Eversman of Rising Sun, and Pastor Kenny Miller and his wife: Carolyn of Vevay, and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Frona (St. John) Griffin; by his grandson: Shawn Michael Barnes, who died on March 27th, 2000; by his brothers: Abe, Tom and Jim Griffin; his sisters: Lavina “Viney” Eversman and Grace Browning; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller; and his sister-in-law: Marilyn Morgan.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, February 27th, 2017, by Pastor Chris Clemans and Reverend Mike Sawalich at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, February 26th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brushy Fork Baptist Church or Pleasant Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Donald Shelton

Donald C. Shelton, age 90, of Vevay, passed away at 2:25 p.m. on Saturday. February 25th, 2017, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Donald entered this life on February 14th, 1927, in Memphis, Missouri, the loving son of the late John Benjamin and Retta (Bills) Shelton. He was raised in Memphis, Missouri, where he attended high school.

Donald was inducted into the United States Navy on April 3rd, 1945, serving during World War II. He earned the American Area, Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific. Donald was honorably discharged with the rank of Seaman First Class on July 6th, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Donald was united in marriage on June 5th, 1947, in Troy, Kansas, to Patricia Evelyn Thompson, and to this union arrived 13 children to bless their home. Don and Pat shared 66 loving years of marriage together until Pat passed away on June 4th, 2013.

Donald was employed for Monsanto Company in Addison, Ohio, retiring in 1989, after 33 years of service. He was a former Policeman for the City of Rising Sun, and for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, for several years. Don resided the past 24 years in the Switzerland County community and will be remembered for his love of golfing.

Donald will be dearly missed by his daughters: Theresa McAdams of Aurora, Nancy Donegan of Vevay, Tina Gutapfel and her husband: Dan of Sunman, Indiana, Susan Shelton of Florence, Kentucky and Laura Tice and her husband: John of Vevay; by his sons: Kenneth Shelton of Vevay, Paul Shelton and his wife: Chris of Alvin, Texas, and Marvin Shelton and his wife: Hyong Sun of Fort Hood, Texas.

He will also be missed by his 26-grandchildren and his numerous great-grandchildren; by his brother: James Shelton of Fort Madison, Iowa; his sister: Louise Winn of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; his sister-in-law: Eleanora Hudson of Carthage, Illinois, and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: John Benjamin and Retta (Bills) Shelton; his loving wife of 66 years: Patricia Evelyn “Pat” (Thompson) Shelton, who died on June 4th, 2013; his daughters: Louise Covington and Mary Ann Kuntz; his infant daughter: Linda Mae Shelton; his son: Donald “Rick” Shelton; his infant son: Tracy Shelton; his grandson: Robert Ross Richards; his great-grandson: Cayden Foster; his brothers: Francis, Paul, Lloyd, Gerald, David and Jack Shelton; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Arnold L. Thompson and Theresa T. (Wussler) Thompson-Henderson and his sisters-in-law: Arnolda Thompson and Mary Ann Thompson.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, February 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 1st, by Reverend Ron Lee at the funeral home. Graveside Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 6th, with Dan Hite officiating, at the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.