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Dale Romans

Dale Romans, age 87, of Vevay, passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, March 6th, 2017, at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dale entered this life on January 25th, 1930, in Vevay, the son of the late Isaac and Daisy Marie (Ellis) Romans. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he attended school.

Dale was inducted into the United States Army on September 27th, 1951, in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Korean War, where he enjoyed every minute of serving in Korea. He earned the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and two Bronze Service Stars. Dale was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class on June 26th, 1953 at Fort Totten, New York.

Dale was employed for Reliance Electric Company in Madison, retiring in 1977, after 15 years of service. He was later employed for Stewart’s Mechanical in Louisville, Kentucky, retiring in 1988, after 10 years of service.

He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396, Switzerland Lodge No. 122 F&AM, Madison Moose Lodge No.765, National Rifle Association, the Indiana and National Sheriff Association’s and the Labor Union in Louisville, Kentucky. Dale was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Lamb. Dale resided most of his life in the Switzerland County community, where he enjoyed riding motorcycles and dancing.

Dale will be dearly missed by his sons: Billy Dale Romans and his wife: Nancy of Vevay, Danny Ray Romans and his wife: Tammy of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky and Tracy Lee Romans and his companion: Felicia of Madison; his daughters: Debbie Sue Foster and her companion: Claude Henson of Vevay and Lisa Jo Romans of Florida.

He will also be dearly missed by his grandchildren: Darren, Rhashell, Rebecca, Nathan, Hannah, Andrew, Scotty, Amy, Amber, Tracey Lynn, Destiny, Daphanie and Matt; by his great-grandchildren: Sorren, Eli, Naomi, Christopher, Allison, Isabella and Olivia; and his brothers: Isaac Romans, Jr. and his wife: Freda of Milton, Kentucky and Norman Romans and his wife: Jean of Lamb.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Isaac Romans, who died on February 28th, 1978 and Daisy Marie (Ellis) Romans, who died on March 23rd, 1993; and his sisters: Olive James and Mabel Ferguson.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 1 p.m., by Reverend Mike Barnes, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 10th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Donald Burress

Donald Ray Burress, 79, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:47 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at his residence.

Don was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 5th, 1937, the son of the late Margie Evelyn (Smith) and James Garfield Burress. He was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1955.

Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. While in service he was awarded Sharpshooter (Rifle), Sharpshooter (Carbine) and Good Conduct Medal.

On May 30th, 1992, he married Kay (Murray) Burress at the Greendale Baptist Church. Don and Kay were married nearly 25 love filled years.

Don was a residential and commercial real estate agent for 42 years. He was past president and served on the board of directors for the Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors. Don was part of the group that developed MLS (Multiple Listing Service). He also formerly worked at Seagram’s Distillery and was owner operator of the Cowboy General Store in Lawrenceburg. Don was a member of the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge, the NRA, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association and a life member of the Single Action Shooters Society. Don also attended the Rising Sun First Baptist Church.

Donald is survived by his beloved wife Kay Burress of Rising Sun; by a daughter, Denise Renee Ammons (Tracy), of Bright, Indiana; by a son, Brandon “Dusty” Burress (Joy), of Bright, Indiana; by step daughter, Sonya Salisbury (Steve), of Grafton, Massachusetts; by two step sons Steve Kapetanakis (Ana), of Westford, Massachusetts and Greg Kapetanakis (Marie Byrd) of Moores Hill, Indiana; by 14 grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Graeme, Gabbey, Gretchen, Grace, Gwynn, Matthew, Tim, Andrew, Ashlyn, Courtney, Jace, Olivia and Abby; and by one great grandchild, Omiah.

Donald is also survived by a sister, Carol Jean Daugherty (Bill), of Texas; by brother-in-law Donald Siekman of Rising Sun, and sister-in-law, Joy Ames of Jenson Beach, Florida.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 6th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Greg Matthew and Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Friends were invited to call on Sunday, March 5th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Cards are available at funeral home.

Joann Hayes Gay

Dorothy Joann Hayes Gay, age 68, of Madison, died on Saturday, March 4th, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Joann entered this life on December 12th, 1948 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Alvin and Dorothy Singer Hayes. She was raised in Madison near China and was a 1966 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

She began a career with Dayton Walther Company now Arvin Meritor in Carrollton, Kentucky, working as a machine operator for 27 years and then as a stock room attendant for the next six year with a total of 33 years upon retirement. Joann attended the Milton Christian Church and was raised in Calvary Baptist Church in Madison. She enjoyed reading and visiting with her beloved family and friends. Joann was a hard worker and was always the first person to reach out to help someone in need.

Joann will be missed by her loving son, Michael Anthony Gay, Sr. of Madison; her grandchildren: Ashley Jo Riley (Brandon), Dewayne Michael Gay, and Michael Anthony Gay, Jr.; her great granddaughter, Bailey Joann Riley; her loving sister, Darlene Mefford of Milton, Kentucky; her loving brothers: William “Billy” Hayes and his wife, Jaynie of Kent, Indiana; Bobby Hayes and his fiancée, Marcella Cull of Vevay; Ray Scully and his wife, Marilyn of Deputy, Indiana; her step brother, Cecil Liter and his wife, Nancy of Bedford, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Hayes; her mother, Dorothy Singer Hayes; her brother and sisters: John “Pete” Hayes, Wilma Totten and Mary Jane Curling.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, by Cecil Liter at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, March 7th and on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the funeral at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the WHAS Crusade For Children. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Reverend Kenny Miller

Reverend Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Miller, age 72, of Vevay, went to be with his Lord and Savior with his loving family by his side at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, at his residence.

Kenny entered this life on January 31st, 1945, in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller. He was a 1963 graduate of the Vevay High School.

Kenny was united in marriage on July 26th, 1963, at the residence of Roy and Agnes Wolf, to Carolyn J. Reed, and to this union arrived two sons: Scott and Steve to bless their home. Kenny and Carolyn shared nearly 54 years of marriage together until his death.

He farmed the family farm in Pleasant, where he raised his sons, drove a school bus for years, and eventually helped form the church now called Vevay Assembly in Vevay. Kenny pastored the Vevay Assembly Church for 35 years before retiring in 2011.

Kenny resided in the Switzerland County community his entire life. He enjoyed going to AJ’s Diner in Vevay and spending time with his family and friends.

Kenny will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 54 years: Carolyn J. (Reed) Miller of Vevay; his sons: Scott Miller and his wife: Jennifer of Pleasant and Steve Miller and his wife: Melody of Kasilof, Alaska; his grandchildren: Nicholle (David) Davanzati of Prospect, Kentucky, Jacob (Deborah) Miller of Clarksville, Indiana, Caitlin (Vaughn Ashby) Miller of Louisville, Kentucky, Brittany Miller of Louisville, Kentucky, Kelsey Miller of Pleasant, Judd, Ian, Gus and Luke Miller of Kasilof, Alaska; and his great-grandchildren: Noah and Kyle Sedam, Aubrey Miller, Kyndell Furnish, Vaughn Ashby, Kingston and Malakiah Miller, Alex Davanzati and Caroline Miller.

He will also be greatly missed his sister: Carolyn Griffin of Pleasant; his sisters-in-law: Tootie Leap and her husband: John of Vevay and Pam Reed of Bennington Pike; by his brother-in-law: Davy Reed of Lake Geneva in Switzerland County; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller; his sister: Marilyn Morgan; his brothers-in-law: Pastor Robert Morgan and Dean Griffin; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: David and Becky Reed.

A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held on Sunday, March 12th, 2017, at 2 p.m., by Brother G.B. Turner, at the Vevay Assembly, 721 Main Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends may visit from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12th, at Vevay Assembly church.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay Assembly Building Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Lucille Rieman Bunger

Lucille Rieman Bunger died peacefully in her sleep on February 18th, 2017 in Lakewood, Colorado.

She was born near Vevay on May 25th, 1936 to Howard and Elma (Dunning) Rieman. She was the youngest of six children: Dale and Darrell (born in 1917), Wilbur “Gus” (born in 1923), Roberta (born in 1927), and Leland “Dick” (born in 1930).

Lucille graduated from Vevay High School in 1954 and married Don Bunger in December of that same year. They lived in Gulfport, Mississippi and Landsberg, Germany during Don’s service in the Air Force. Travel throughout Europe was a highlight of early married life. They settled in Orlando, Florida in 1957 and Roberta (Bobbi) was born in 1960 with Donna following in 1963.

Colorado became their home in late 1969. The move came with a bit of culture shock, but the friends and new relationships of this strange new world made it all worthwhile.

She was active at Green Mountain United Methodist Church from which she developed treasured friendships and spiritual growth. Having a desire to be in the medical field, Lucille attended Red Rocks College and received her Associate’s Degree in Science in 1980. Medical Assistant certification followed. She loved her work as a medical assistant for nearly 20 years. She kept Don in food and clean clothes so he could work nearly every Rockies games at Coors Field since 1997.

Since July of 2014 Lucille has lived at Mapleton Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado where they balanced care for her declining mental acuity and fragile health.

She is survived by her husband Donald and daughters Roberta and Donna. She is also survived by her brother Dick (Audrey) Rieman, nephews Mike (Donna) Rieman, Dawson (Elaine) Hastings, Gay (Russ) Felch, and Terry Rieman (Paul Camilletti).

A service celebrating her life was held at Green Mountain United Methodist Church (12755 W. Cedar Dr. Lakewood, Colorado, 80228) on March 5th, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Green Mountain United Methodist Church.

Bobby Joe Peters

Bobby Joe Peters, age 72, of Florence, passed away at 7:47 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Bobby entered this life on January 14th, 1945, in Aberdeen, Indiana, the son of the late, Dale and Ida Margaret (Riley) Peters. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he attended school.

Bobby was united in marriage on July 24th, 1967, at the Vevay United Methodist Church to Linda Carol Peelman and to this union arrived a daughter, Cheryl; and a son, Robert Wayne to bless their home. Bobby and Linda shared 49 years of marriage together until Linda passed away on September 17th, 2016.

Bobby was employed in maintenance for Dan’s Marina, retiring in 2006 after 12 years of service. He was a member of the Patriot Baptist Church. Bobby enjoyed painting, NASCAR, mowing his lawn, gardening and his roses.

Bobby will be dearly missed by his son: Robert Wayne Peters of Hanover, Indiana; his son-in-law: Harold Wayne Cunningham of Florence; his grandchildren: Dustin, Logan, Chelsey and Tesla; his step-granddaughter: Diana; and his great-granddaughters: Chandale and Paige.

He will also be dearly missed by his brothers: Larry Peters of Pleasant and Dale Peters of Patriot; by his sisters: Patricia Brandon of Aurora, Indiana and Carolyn Morgan of Vevay; his sister-in-law: Crystal Peters of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Dale and Ida Margaret (Riley) Peters; by his wife, Linda Carol (Peelman) Peters, who died on September 17th, 2016; by his daughter: Cheryl Lynn Cunningham, who died on July 16th, 2011; by his brother: Raymond Lee Peters, who died on July 5th, 2016; and his sister-in-law, Rita L. Peters, who died on April 20th, 2015.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 10th, 2017, at 11 a.m. by Brother Hobert Byrd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, March 10th at the funeral home.

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

Billy Bovard

Billy J. Bovard, 90, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Billy was born in Aberdeen, Indiana, on April 3rd, 1926, the son of the late Mary Alice (Crouch) and James Clinton “Jim” Bovard. Billy grew up in Ohio County and was a 1944 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

Soon after graduation, Billy joined the military and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Billy was a combat wounded veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

Billy was married for 27 years, and to this union three children were born: Scharr, Paul and Audra. Billy retired from Fernald in Ohio after 42 years, working mostly in shipping and receiving.

Billy was a life time member of the Rising Sun American Legion and the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, Korean War Veterans Association and also a member of the Eastern Star, Aurora Moose Lodge and Aurora Eagles. He was also a member of the Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Billy liked to read and be on the river. Traveling was a huge part of Bill’s life and he had been to places all over the world during his life. Socializing with his friends, whether it be at the Legion, one of the lodges or other gathering places downtown, is one of the things he loved most.

Billy is survived by a daughter, Audra McClellan and husband Bobby, of Rising Sun; by two sons: Scharr Bovard and wife Sue, of Rising Sun and Paul Bovard, of Rising Sun; by grandchildren: Eric, Clint, Logan and Jena Bovard and Zack, Jake, Jason and Marc McClellan; by great grandchildren: Sam Bovard, Allyna and Josh Spyker.

Billy was preceded in death by his brother, Norman “Slim” Bovard; by sisters Ruth and Geneva Kinnett; and by great grandson Lucas Bovard.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 4th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Gregory Waggoner officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, March 3rd, at the funeral home. Burial with military graveside honors was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge or Rising Sun United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.