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Janet Colleen Walton

Janet Colleen Walton, 67, of Bennington, passed away at 5:07 p.m. on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Colleen was born in Owen County, Kentucky on June 30th, 1949, the daughter of the late Essie Lee (Rodgers) and Howard Hicks. She grew up in the Dillsboro, Indiana community, and was a 1967 graduate of Dillsboro High School.

On June 29th, 1974 she married Norman E. Walton at the Dillsboro Baptist Church. Colleen and Norman were married nearly 43 years until her passing.

She attended Grant’s Creek Baptist Church and Olive Branch Baptist Church later on. Colleen and her husband owned and operated Walton’s Welding Supply in Aurora, Indiana until 1995. She was later employed at SIEOC; and was last employed as Assistant Activities Director at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

Colleen enjoyed gardening and reading. She also loved to do intricate color drawings. Being with family and friends is what meant the most to her. Colleen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.

Colleen is survived by her husband Norman E. Walton of Bennington; by four daughters: Robin Taylor and husband Kent, of Greendale, Indiana; Colleen Lay and husband Jamie, of East Enterprise; Norma Beach and husband Nick, of Madison; and Erin Stephenson and husband Joe, of Vevay; by 10 grandchildren: Christopher, Blaine, Nickolas, Rachel, Tiffany, Jordan, Ty, Austin, Parker and Kinlee.

She will also be dearly missed by one great grandchild, Mason; by a sister, Barbara McCord, of Sabina, Ohio; and a brother: Randy Hicks, of Troy, Ohio. She also leaves her special pet dog: “Baby Girl”.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents; by a daughter, Regina Walton in 2013; by a brother, Danny Hicks; and by a sister, Debbie Falin.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 29th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Hobert Byrd officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, March 29th, prior to the beginning of the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial was at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Memorial donations may be made to National Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Erlin ‘Doc’ Wilson

Erlin “Doc” Wilson, 79, of Corydon, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, died on Friday, March 24th, 2017, in Corydon.

“Doc” was born on April 20th, 1937, in Vevay, to the late Clarabell Webster Wilson.

Survivors include his twin brother, Ervin Wilson of Madison; and his companion and friend, Lois Mathis of Corydon.

He was preceded in death by his mother; his stepfather, James Stevens; his half brother, James R. Stevens; and his half sister, Marie Osborn.

A graveside service was conducted on Wednesday, March 29th, at the Vevay Cemetery with Reverend Howard Wade officiating.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, March 28th, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon, Indiana.

Donna Bailey

Donna Jean Bailey, 75, of Patriot, passed away at 3:49 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Donna was born in Ohio County, Indiana on September 27th, 1941, the daughter of the late Minnie (Cunningham) and James Bailey. She was a 1959 graduate of Patriot High School.

After graduation, she began working at the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay. After the shoe factory closed she became employed at Belterra Casino, and retired from there in December of 2016 after 17 years of service.

Donna was a member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church. Donna enjoyed reading and crocheting. She also liked to travel and watch sports. Spending time with her family and friends is what she loved most.

Donna is survived by two sisters: Betty Oesterle and husband Herb, of Park City, Illinois and Joyce Bailey, of Patriot; by two nieces: Joan Kuenhold and husband Jimmy, of Wisconsin, and Sheryl Braddock of Illinois; and by two nephews: Bill Oesterle and wife Sue, of Michigan, and Steve Bailey and wife Ginger, of Rising Sun.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 25th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends were invited to call on Saturday, March 25th, prior to the beginning of the funeral service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Switzerland County SCER. Cards are available at funeral home.

Barry Marlman

Barry Wayne Marlman, age 64, of Vevay, passed away at 6:32 p.m. on Friday, March 24th, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Barry entered this life on June 14th, 1952, in Madison, the son of the late Eddie Marlman and Ada Lee (Wentworth) Aldred. He was raised by Bob and Ada Lee (Wentworth) Aldred in Switzerland County, where he was in the class of 1970 at Switzerland County High School.

Barry was inducted into the United States Army where he served during the Vietnam War.

Barry was united in marriage on June 19th, 1970, in Switzerland County, to Kay Earls, and to this union arrived two daughters: Angela and Jenny, to bless their home. Barry and Kay shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until his death.

Barry was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, from 1973 to 1974. He was later employed as a supervisor over refrigeration and air conditioning for the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison from 1974 to 1993. He later went to work for the John T. Myers Locks and Dam in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, for the Corps of Engineers for two years, and then transferred to the Markland Locks and Dam where he worked in maintenance for several years. Barry was employed in security for Belterra Casino & Resort for several years.

He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396, Switzerland Masonic Lodge No.122 F&AM and the Bennington United Methodist Church. He was a former volunteer fireman for the Jeff-Craig Volunteer Fire Department. Barry enjoyed cars, gardening, keeping a meticulous lawn, riding his ATV and motorcycles, his dogs and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Barry will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 47 years: Kay (Earls) Marlman of Vevay; his daughters: Angela Craddock and her husband: Shawn of Ghent, Kentucky and Jenny Hankins and her husband: John of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Emily Craddock, Matthew Craddock, Maci Hankins and Miranda Hankins; by his sisters: Rhonda Romans and her husband: Mike of Vevay and Deborah Jo Donnellon of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Calvin “Bob” Aldred, who died on October 31st, 1990, and Ada Lee (Wentworth) Aldred, who died on November 17th, 2014; by his biological father: Eddie Marlman; and his maternal grandparents: Ralph and Marie Wentworth.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, by Pastor KC Banta, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Full military rites and Interment were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, March 28th, at the funeral home. Masonic Services were conducted by the Switzerland Lodge No.122 F&AM on Tuesday, March 28th, during the time of visitation at the funeral home.

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

Dr. Allen Wayne Aldred

Allen Wayne Aldred, M.D., age 88, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, March 26th, 2017.

He was born on November 26th, 1928 on a farm near Vevay. He was the only child of Alfred G. “Jack” and Margery (Allen) Aldred, both of whom preceded him in death.

Allen was a 1946 graduate from Vevay High School.

On September 1st, 1951 at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church Allen Wayne married his high school sweetheart, Eleanor Jean Wiley, and they were blessed with four children: Stephen, Kathy, Marcia and Keith.

He entered Indiana University, earning his medical degree in 1953. Following an internship at Indianapolis General Hospital (now Wishard Hospital), Allen Wayne started a family practice in Rising Sun. He was inducted into the United States Navy on October 17th, 1954 during the Korean War. Allen entered the navy service as a physician on a troop ship, General A.E. Anderson (Tap III). This tour of duty was between San Francisco, Japan and Korea. In November 1955, he was transferred to the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California and was honorably discharged on October 17th, 1956.

Following his Navy tour of duty, he joined Whitlatch Clinic and Hospital in Milan, Indiana. After six years of family practice, he returned to Indiana University Medical Center for a four-year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. In 1966, he joined Dr. Walter Griest and Dr. Charles Aust at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Allen was a member of College of American Pathologists, AMA, Fort Wayne, Medical Society, American Society of Clinical Pathologist and was President of the Lutheran Hospital Medical Staff 1974-1975.

He was also a member of The Chapel in Fort Wayne and former member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. He was a member of the Switzerland Lodge No. 122 F.&A.M. Allen Wayne was a loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather and friend who had a great passion for life. As the patriarch of his family, he could be counted on to offer his support in the good times and the bad. His loyalty to family members and friends alike was steadfast and fierce.

In retirement, Allen Wayne’s passion for history led to a vast collection of Civil War books, most of which will be donated to the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. He enjoyed traveling to many places, but a few of his favorite destinations included touring the battlefields of Gettysburg; visiting family in Texas; and spending the winter months in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Al and Eleanor shared 72 years together as sweethearts. Al will be dearly missed by his loving family and his community.

Allen Wayne will be dearly missed by loving wife of 65 years, Eleanor Jean (Wiley) Aldred of Fort Wayne; his daughters: Kathy (Ron) Lee of Carrollton, Texas and Marcia (Kevin) Cismowski of Fort Wayne; his son: Dr. Keith (Jody) Aldred of Plano, Texas; his daughter-in-law: Donna Aldred of Fischer, Texas; his grandchildren: Shawn Cismowski of St. Petersburg, Florida; Dr. Booth (Kristin) Aldred of Salt Lake City, Utah; Melanie (Douglas) McGregor of Angola, Indiana; Leslie (Darrel) Lambert of Austin, Texas; Lauren (Dan) Rosselli of Plano, Texas; Kassie (Eddie) Newton, Collierville, Tennessee; Austin Aldred of Plano, Texas; and Haleigh (Wil) Manhkong of Rowlett, Texas.

He will also be dearly missed by his great-grandchildren: Aiden, Dimitri, Vivienne, Piper, Liam, Finn, Penny and Raelynn; by his cousins: Marilyn Owen of Vevay, Charlie Haskell of Fairview, and Junior Lester of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and his numerous Cole and Wiley families in Switzerland County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred G. “Jack” Aldred, who died on May 30th, 1983 and Margery (Allen) Aldred, who died on December 30th, 1987; and by his son, Dr. Stephen Aldred, who died on August 31st, 2008.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, at the D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, Covington Knolls 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46804. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 30th, at 4 p.m., by Pastor Rick Hawks, at the D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31st, 2017, officiated by Reverend Mike Sawalich in the Vevay Cemetery; with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and Vevay VFW Post #5396.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church or to The Chapel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Cards are available at the funeral homes.