Bernard L. Breeck, age 81, of Madison, Indiana, died on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.
Bernard entered this life on March 4th, 1934 in Lamb, Indiana, in Switzerland County. He was the loving son of the late Leslie Mac and Inez Adams Breeck. He resided in this community nearly all his life, and was a 1951 graduate of Vevay High School.
Bernard was united in marriage to Betty Louise Wilson on May 27th, 1952 in Edinburgh, Indiana. This happy union of 51 years was blessed with three sons: Tracy, Mack and Les; and three daughters: Kristy, Susan and Debbie.
Bernard was a river pilot with B & B River Service and was also a commercial diver and salvage operator, retiring in June 1983. He enjoyed the river and the boats. Bernard was a member of the West Street Ministries in Madison.
Bernard will be missed by his loving daughters: Debbie Breeck of Madison; Susan Hunt and her husband, Mark of Madison; and Kristy Vonch and her husband, Jim of Madison; his loving sons: Tracy Breeck and his wife, Ruby of Punta Gorda, Florida; Mack Breeck and his wife, Mary Jo of Madison; and his companion, Linda Elaine Denning of Madison.
He will also be missed by his adoring grandchildren: Shawn, Jentry, Joe, Staci, Kaycee, David, Trish, JJ, Kelsee, Dakota, and Bronson; and his loving great-grandchildren: Jesse, Micaiah, Jimmy, Jody, Josiah, Trinity, Tristen, Joey, Lucuis, Jersey, Noah, Layla, Lacey, Zander, Kayden, Tayten, Landen, and Kinslee.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Leslie Mac and Inez Adams Breeck; his beloved wife, Betty Louise Wilson Breeck, who died on August 20th, 2003; his loving son, Bernard “Les” Breeck, Jr., who died on November 2nd, 1977; his sisters: Roberta Ingram, Kathryn Supplee, Norma Bland and Betty Stewart; his brothers: Leon, Wilfred, and Bob Breeck; his three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Graveside service will be conducted Sunday, February 28th, 2016, at 2 p.m., by Reverend Ronnie Lee at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Hall’s Ridge near Canaan, Indiana; with interment to follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Street Ministries. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Lavina E. (Campbell) Mueller, 92, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016, in Cincinnati.
Lavina was born on December 23rd, 1923, in Newport, Kentucky. She was the widow of Clifford L. Mueller.
She is survived by her daughter: Gayle A. Rayles and husband, Jan, of Vevay; a son: John C. Mueller and wife, Marilyn, of California; grandchildren: Matthew Deiters, Keith and Craig Mueller, Kimberly Newhart, Shane Kobialka, Samantha Tice, and Keisha Morton; and great-grandchildren: Ian, Kinley, Kalli, Tiffani, Ashley, Nevan, Mayzie Meeka, and Archer.
Along with her husband, Lavina was preceded in death by her daughter: Pamela A. Tice; and her son: Clifford L. Mueller.
Funeral services were held on Monday, February 29th, 2016, at the Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, 5527 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati. That was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 29th, at St. Ignatius Loyola Church on North Bend Road in Cincinnati. Friends were invited to call on the family prior to the beginning of the funeral service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.
Courtney Marie King, age 28, of Madison, died on Friday, February 26th, 2016, at 5:12 p.m. at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Courtney entered this life on March 6th, 1987 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the beloved daughter of Terry L. and Carolyn A. Furnish King. She was raised in Jefferson County and resided all of her life in Madison.
Courtney was a 2005 graduate of Shawe Memorial High School, where she played four years of varsity basketball and volleyball, one year of softball and two years of tennis. Courtney graduated from Ball State University and earned a bachelors degree in education. She was attending the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, working towards her masters degree in education.
Courtney was a high school special educational teacher at Madison Consolidated High School; and in her earlier years enjoyed being a substitute teacher. Courtney enjoyed sports, her dog “Kassie”, and spending time with her friends and family. She was a member of the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club and the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Courtney will be missed by her loving father, Terry L. King of Madison; her loving sister, Hailee King of Jeffersonville, Indiana; her loving brother, Zachary King of Santander, Spain; her adoring grandmothers: Mary Jane Cox Furnish of Madison, and Wanda King of Richmond, Indiana; by her uncles: David Furnish of Madison; Tim Furnish of Madison; Steve Furnish and his wife, Kathy of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Chris Furnish and his wife, Catina of Columbus, Indiana.
She will also be missed by her aunts: Sharon Thompson and her husband, Terry of Richmond, Indiana; Julie Furnish of Columbus, Indiana; several cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her loving mother, Carolyn A. Furnish King, who died on April 9th, 1996; her grandfather, Thomas Eugene Furnish, who died on February 6th, 1980; her grandfather, Virgil King; her uncles: Thomas Eugene Furnish II, who died on June 30th, 2015 and Jeff King; and her aunt: Marie Ann Furnish, who died on May 30th, 1956.
Funeral Mass will be conducted on Friday, March 4th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Father Christopher A. Craig at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 413 East Second Street in downtown Madison. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, North Walnut Street in downtown Madison.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 3rd, from Noon until 9 p.m.; and on Friday, March 4th from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Courtney King Fund at River Valley Financial Bank. Cards are available at the funeral home and the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
William Douglas Lostutter, 57, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Friday, February 26th, 2016, at the home of his mother.
Doug was born in Batesville, Indiana, on August 23rd, 1958, the son of Edith (Ellis) Lostutter, of Rising Sun, and the late William Donald Lostutter. He grew up in Ohio County and was a 1976 graduate of Rising Sun High School.
He worked in security and groundskeeping at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He also had worked for Seagrams Distillery for 25 years. Doug was a member of the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years.
Doug is survived by a son: William Tyler Lostutter, of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his mother: Edith Lostutter of Rising Sun; by grandchildren: Caitlyn and Brantley; by two sisters: Beverly Fugate (Bill) of London, Ohio and Sandra Goodman (Allen) of Bright, Indiana; by two nephews: Bill and Brent Fugate; and by a great niece and nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father William Donald Lostutter.
Funeral services were held on Monday, February 29th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Allen Goodman officiating. Friends were invited to call on Sunday, February 28th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun Fire Department or Ohio County Rescue.
Mary Alma Pavey
Mary Alma Pavey, age 91, of Crystal Lake, Illinois, passed away February 21st, 2016, after a brief illness.
Alma was born on March 13th, 1924, in Winchester, Indiana, the daughter of David and Florence (Clevenger) Addington.
She married John Pavey on November 5th, 1951, and spent 52 years as his devoted wife.
Alma made her home at The Fountains of Crystal Lake where she made many friends and was loved by all, especially her best friend, Lucille Wvsterhausen. Alma had a radiant smile, an infectious laugh, and the most generous, loving heart. She loved the Chicago Cubs, her famous sock collection, and her dog, ‘Pepper’. Her life was a blessing to all who knew and loved her.
Alma is survived by five children: Larry (Kim) Pavey, Steve (Mickey) Pavey, Sue Fisher; Ronald Pavey, and Carol (Edward) Byers; her grandchildren: Bree, Landon, Stephanie, Brian, Caitlyn, Shannon, Dianna (Jeremy), Megan (Scott), Yuetiva (Adrian), Richard (Julia), and Kwyn; and two great-grandchildren: Chance and Micah.
She is also survived by her sister, Dora Thornberg; many nieces and nephews; her large extended Pavey and Addington families; and her loving Illinois family, where she spent the last 11 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her adoptive parents, Harold and Vera Barr; her beloved husband, John; twin sons who died shortly after birth: Donald and Dale; siblings, Doris Addington, Mildred Oliver, Gerald Addington, Floyd Addington, Gene Anderson, and Robert Barr.
Funeral services were held at Markland Funeral Home, 327 North High Street, Rising Sun, Indiana, on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. Visitation was held prior to the beginning of the funeral service. Graveside service was at the Rising Sun New Cemetery.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, her family suggests donations to March of Dimes Foundation.
Miss Rebecca Mae “Becky” Harlow, age 57, of Vevay, passed away at 1:33 p.m., on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, at her residence.
Becky entered this life on September 7th, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving daughter of George William and Beulah “Faye” (Anderson) Harlow. Becky was raised in Ohio County, Indiana, where she was a 1977 graduate of Rising Sun High School.
She was employed as a Clerk for Family Dollar in East Enterprise. Becky was also employed as a CNA for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay; Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison; and for home health agencies. Becky was a wonderful caregiver and took care of her father for the past few years.
She resided most of her life in the Switzerland County community where she was a member of the Truth Apostolic Church. Becky enjoyed playing games, especially Bingo, riding her scooter, mowing yards and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Becky will be missed by her loving family and friends.
Becky will be dearly missed by her father: George William Harlow of Vevay; her brothers: George “Buster” Harlow, Jr., of East Enterprise; Ricky Darrell Harlow of Aberdeen, Indiana; Barry Glenn Harlow of Austin, Indiana; and Tommy Lee Harlow of Scottsburg, Indiana; by her sisters: Debbie Ann Rogge of Bossier City, Louisiana; Marsha Kay Harry of Lexington, Indiana; Bonnie Lou Meyers of Columbus, Indiana; and Joann Griffith of Hawaii; as well as her numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her mother: Beulah “Faye” (Anderson) Harlow, who died on April 26th, 1999; her brother: Gary Dean Hill, who died on September 5th, 1998; her niece: Jamie Lynn Harlow, who died on October 10th, 2013; and her nephews: Josh Hopkins and Danny Johnson.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, by Brother Anthony Wilks, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Mount Carmel Cemetery, Aberdeen, Indiana.
Friends were invited to call on Tuesday, March 1st, at the funeral home prior to the beginning of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Truth Apostolic Church or to the Miss Rebecca Mae “Becky” Harlow Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Scott Alan Chatham, age 36, of Madison, died on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, at 11 a.m. near Milton, Kentucky.
Scott entered this life on December 18th, 1979 in Scottsburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of Lillie Beatrice Chatham Messer. He resided most all of his life in Madison and attended Madison Consolidated High School. He was a self employed landscaper and roofer. He enjoyed the outdoors, listening to the grateful dead, and was a handyman to many. He enjoyed being with his family.
Scott will be missed by his loving mother and step father, Lillie Beatrice Chatham Messer and Tim Messer of Madison; his loving daughter, Heather Nicole Christine Chatham of Dupont, Indiana; his loving sisters: Dianna Mack of Madison, Amanda Sexton of Akron, Ohio, Misty Bautista of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Brandi Chatham of Madison; and his grandpa: Robert Chatham of Vevay.
He is also survived by his aunts: Carolyn Dean and Edna Boldery both of Madison; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandma, Lillie Cole; and his great-grandparents, Cozad and Florence Dean.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 5th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Kevin Crouch at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison.
Friends may call on Friday, March 4th, from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, March 5th, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scott Alan Chatham Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Gordon Lee Ramsey, 88, of Rising Sun, passed away at 6:34 p.m. on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at The Waters of Rising Sun.
Gordon was born on September 27th, 1927 in Ross, Ohio, the son of the late Robert Lee Ramsey and Bernadine Alma Hebauf Ramsey Tolley. He went to and graduated from Ross High School.
While growing up he worked for a few farmers, a feed mill and drove a Co-Op fuel truck. Gordon was drafted and served 21 months in the Army during the Korean War. Gordon worked at P & G for 26 years before retiring.
After retiring he worked a few odd jobs. He also got involved with the Ohio County 4-H Fair Board, Farm Bureau and the Soil & Water Conservation for the Southeastern Indiana area. Gordon was born and raised on a farm then moved to Cincinnati when he met his loving wife of 41 years, Betty Lou Geisdorf. In this union they were blessed with three children; Debra Leigh, Gordon Dale and Mark Homer.
After 13 years of living in the city his dream of living in the country on a farm became a reality. He moved his family to a 60 acre farm in Rising Sun in 1970.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Ruth Ramsey; son Mark, his wife, Betty Lou and by a son-in-law, Justin Wayne Ray, Sr.
He is survived by his daughter, Debra Ray of Bennington; and Justin Ray, Jr. of Rising Sun; brother: Eugene Ramsey (Mildred) of Oxford, Ohio; his sister, Norma Cox of Hamilton, Ohio, sister-in-law, Martha Lawson of Cincinnati, Ohio; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 3rd at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends were invited to call on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to charity of donor’s choice.
Charlotte D. Bromwell, 78, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away at 6:18 p.m., on Monday, February 29th, 2016, at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Charlotte was born in Rising Sun on November 26th, 1937, the daughter of the late Carol Louise (O’Conner) and Roy Bromwell. She worked as a cook and server at Argosy Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Charlotte was a long time member of the Aurora Moose Lodge and enjoyed playing bingo.
Charlotte is survived by five sons: Robert Lee Marksberry, of Aurora, Indiana; Roy A. (Pam) Marksberry, of Indianapolis, Indiana; Johnny L. (Denise) Marksberry, of Moores Hill, Indiana; Terry L Woodruff, of Aurora, Indiana; and Shawn M. Woodruff, of Aurora, Indiana. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews.
Charlotte was preceded in death by a son: Ricky Dale Marksberry; by brothers: Roy E. and Ronnie L. Bromwell; and by sisters: Mary Bromwell Cook and Roberta Bromwell Walker.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 4th, 2016, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made towards the purchase of a headstone for Charlotte.
Barry Todd Scudder
Barry Todd Scudder, 54, of Florence, Indiana, died at 4:32 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2nd, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.
Adam Kelly Ames, age 52, of Madison, died on Saturday, February 27th, 2016, at noon near Madison.
Adam entered this life on February 14th, 1964 in Anderson, Indiana. He was the son of the late Charles Ames and Juanita J. Jackman Ames Walker.
He resided most of his life in Madison and was a 1983 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. Adam was united in marriage to Debbie Mertz in 1990, and this union was blessed with a son, Austin.
He worked early in life for Ohio Valley Asphalt an a plant operator for eight years.
In 1998 he was united in marriage to Paula Snively and this union was blessed with a daughter, Autumn. Adam began a career with Mayflower and Madison Storage and Transfer for the next 25years and served as a team leader.
On January 24th, 2016 Adam was united in marriage to Donna F. Basham at their home by Pastor Rick Smith. Adam was of the protestant faith and held membership in Jefferson Post 9 Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed target shooting, the outdoors, fishing, the Green Bay Packers, Kid Rock, anything in Texas, and early in life NASCAR.
Adam will be missed by his loving wife, Donna F. Basham Ames of Madison; his loving son, Austin Ames and his wife, Kelsey of Vevay; his loving daughter, Autumn Ames of Bedford, Kentucky; his step son, Russell Briner and his wife, Jerri Lynn of Madison; and his step daughter, Amanda Briner and her companion, Larry Eaglin of Madison.
Adam will also be missed by his adoring grandson, Carsen Ames; his step grandchildren: Ava, Rhiannon, Talan, Micha, Urban, Peighton, and Oliver; his loving sisters, Ginny Gabbard of Madison and Stacia J. Ames of Hanover; his aunts: Sandra Ledbetter and Rhonda Harvey; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Ames, who died on September 26th, 1995; his mother, Juanita J. Jackman Ames Walker, who died on January 28th, 2010; his brother, Denny Ames, who died on May 21st, 2000; his brother-in-law, Larry Joe Gabbard, who died on July 29th, 2014; and his sister-in-law, Teresa Ames.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016, at 7 p.m., by Pastor Rick Smith at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
Friends were invited to call on the family prior to the beginning of the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adam Ames Memorial Fund or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Charles Hart, age 74, of Canaan, Indiana near Pleasant, died on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, at 9:40 p.m. at the Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Charles entered this life on April 22nd, 1941 in Jefferson County, Indiana near Canaan. He was the loving son of the late Harold and Della Frances O’Connell Hart. He was raised in the Canaan/Pleasant community and was a 1959 graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge, where he was Valedictorian and served as Class President. Charles then attended Hanover College and IUS and studied Chemistry.
On March 7th, 1963 he was inducted into the United States Air Force and served as an engine mechanic. He was honorably discharged on February 20th, 1969.
He was united in marriage to Judith Kay Herring on February 21st, 1969. This union was blessed with a daughter, Angela Denise; and three sons, Brian Andrew, Charles G. and Daniel Keith. He was a farmer all of his life and enjoyed the outdoors. He worked for Cummins Engine Company having been an assembler at the plants in Walesboro, Columbus, Seymour and Madison. Charles was a God fearing man and found enjoyment in gardening, walking, reading his Bible, cutting wood and being with his children.
Charles will be missed by his loving sons: Brian Andrew Hart and his wife, Angie of Madison; Charles G. Hart and his wife, Tamara of Mountain Grove, Missouri; and Daniel Keith Hart and his wife, Trina of Canaan, Indiana; by his loving daughter, Angela Denise Adams of Cincinnati, Ohio; his grandchildren: Brittany (Justin), Kirsten (Mike), Bryce, Elijah, Emma, Jaclyn, and Isaac; his step grandchildren, Hannah and Lucas; his great grandchild, Isabelle; his brothers: Harold David Hart and his wife, Donna of Charlestown, Indiana; William Robert Hart and his companion, Marilyn of Canaan, Indiana; his sister: Barbara Higgins and her husband, John of Canaan, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Hart, who died on June 3rd, 2001; and his mother, Della Frances O’Connell Hart, who died on September 22nd, 2002.
Private services will be conducted at the Skeen Family Cemetery, 8823 North Scotts Ridge Road near Canaan, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Cemetery with military honors and flag presentation conducted by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is assisting the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Youth Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.