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George Miller

George B. Miller, age 55, of Patriot, passed away at 6:04 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, at the IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

George entered this life on November 3rd, 1960, in Madison, the son of the late William Thomas Miller and Iris Darlene (Blair) Turner Miller Reeves Turner. He was raised in Patriot, and was a 1979 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.

George was united in marriage on October 15th, 1983, in Patriot, to Barbara Anne Sharpshair. He was a former Maintenance Technician in Patriot. George was also employed for Hilltop Basic Resources for 15 years. He was employed for Hoerst Celenase in Florence, Kentucky, for 10 years. George was employed as a custodian for Dorman Products Inc. in Warsaw, Kentucky.

George was a former member for 30 years at the Patriot Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a Volunteer Firefighter and was a past Fire Chief. George designed the Patriot Memorial Park in Patriot, and was very instrumental in getting a piece of steel from the 9/11 Twin Towers.

George was a member of the Patriot Baptist Church. George was well known for being a self-employed handyman. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, especially bald eagles, his front porch and the river. George also enjoyed socializing with his family and friends and never met a stranger. He loved his Patriot community, where he will be dearly missed.

George will be dearly missed by his daughter: Crystal Miller and her companion: Brandon Fuller of Bennington; his son: Christopher George Miller and his wife: Rachel of Vevay; his step-daughter: Dawn Kelly of Quercus Grove; his grandchildren: Kaine Steele, Tearra Steele, Trey Lane, Kiya Lane and Ellsie Miller; his sisters: Sara Forthman and her husband: Reverend Frank Jr. of Metropolis, Illinois; Terri Scudder of Trinity, Texas; and Ann Mattox and her husband: Barry of West Chester, Ohio.

He will also be missed by his brothers: Daryl Miller of Richmond, Indiana and Paul Miller of Richmond, Indiana; and Tom Miller of Charleston, South Carolina; his step-sister: LaDonna Webber and her husband: Mike of Madison; his step-brothers: Terry Reeves of Hanover and Jeff Reeves of Red Lion, Pennsylvania; and his numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents: William Thomas Miller and Iris Darlene (Blair) Turner Miller Reeves Turner; his son: Steven Paul Miller, who died on March 23rd, 1988; his brothers: David and Frank Miller; his step-fathers: Billy Don Turner and Donley Dean “Bud” Reeves; his step-brother: Mike Reeves and his brother-in-law: Harold Scudder.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 11th, 2016, by Reverend Frank Forthman, Jr., at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, April 10th, 2016, at the funeral home; and Fireman Services were conducted on Sunday, April 10th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. George B. Miller Memorial Fund or to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit at Dearborn County Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Donald Byram

Donald Wayne Byram, “Ducky”, and fondly known as ‘Papa’, age 80 of Simpsonville, South Carolina died on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 after a long and courageous fight with cancer.

Born in East Enterprise on July 2nd, 1935, he was the son of the late Park and Pearl Cole Byram.

Don graduated from Vevay High School in 1953. Upon graduating from school, Don entered the Air Force eventually becoming stationed at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico, where he met and married Beverly Joyce Byram, his wife of 56 years.

Don worked for Indiana and Michigan Electric Company and Cincinnati Incorporated where he eventually retired as a computer operator. Known for his big heart, smile and happy personality, he was the first to lend a hand to anyone who asked. He spent much of his free time serving the churches where he and Beverly were members.

Donald was very involved with his two children, David and Lisa and their spouses Kimberly and Rodney; his five grandchildren: Ryan, Nicole, Kristin, Katie Beth and Jonathan; and four great-grandchildren: Bailee, Lanier, Bennett and Olivia.

He is also survived by his wife, Beverly Joyce Ford Byram; his brother Gailen Byram; and his sisters: Lois Ackerman and Diane Byram.

The family held a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 in the chapel at Taylors First Baptist Church located at 200 Main Street, Taylors, South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the McCall Open Arms Hospice House located at 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, South Carolina, 29680; or the Cancer Society of Greenville located at 113 Mills Ave, Greenville, South Carolina, 29605.

Condolences may be expressed at www.mackeymortuary.com.

Juanita Richards

Juanita Ann (Brown) Richards, age 67, of Vevay, passed away at 11:38 p.m. on Sunday, April 10th, 2016, at her residence.

Juanita entered this life on January 16th, 1949, in Madison, the daughter of the late Carl Clayton and Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1967 graduate of Vevay High School.

Juanita earned her License Practical Nursing Degree in 1970 from Valdosta Technical University in Valdosta, Georgia. After graduation, at 11 p.m. that night Juanita was employed, where she served as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Emergency Room at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Juanita was united in marriage on April 16th, 1980 at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay to the late Ricky D. Hinman. Juanita and Ricky shared nearly 10 years of marriage together until Ricky passed away on January 2nd, 1990.

Juanita was later united in marriage on October 1st, 1994, to Robert H. “Bobby” Richardson on their Chapel Ridge Farm. Juanita and Bobby shared nearly 22 years of marriage together until her death.

In February, 2011, Juanita was presented with a plaque for serving 40 years of dedication as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. Juanita enjoyed traveling and crocheting and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Juanita will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 22 years: Robert H. “Bobby” Richards of Vevay; her sons: Dale Richards and his companion: Lynn Schmatz of Vevay; Troy Richards and his wife: Georgia of Vevay; Shane Richards and his wife: Crystal of Carrollton, Kentucky; Todd Richards and his wife: Tracie of Kent, Indiana; and T.J. Richards and his wife: Natasha of Vevay. She will also be missed by her grandchildren: Bryan Levell, Justin Levell, Joey Richards, Jaclyn Richards Riley, Matthew Richards, Michael Hall, Brett Hall, Taylor Rowlett, Kassandra Richards, Gabriella Vaught, Chase Rowlett, Zachary Richards, Shalynn Richards, Ty Richards, Teegan Richards and R.J. Cunningham; by her great-grandchildren: Carter Levell, Ashton Levell and Kahleigh Riley; and her brother: Gordon Brown and his wife: Deanne of Maryland Heights, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl Clayton Brown, who died on August 21st, 1989 and Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown, who died on August 2nd, 2010; by her first husband: Ricky D. Hinman, who died on January 2nd, 1990; her paternal grandparents: Anthony Aaron Pete and Rosa Belle (Himelhauer) Brown; her maternal grandparents: Everett Kelso and Marie Gertrude (Cochran) Carver; and her cousin: Naomi Blanche Pettit.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 14th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Ron Lee at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Chapel Ridge Cemetery, Vevay.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, April 13th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moorefield Community Fire Department, Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department or to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Julia Sieglitz-Burke

Julia Carolyn (Ramsey) Sieglitz-Burke, age 86, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 9:31 p.m. on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, at her residence.

Julia entered this life on December 3rd, 1929, in Westport, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Reverend H.G. and Catherine Jane (Ennis) Ramsey. She was a 1947 graduate of Rockport High School and attended the Lockyear’s Business College in Evansville, Indiana.

Julia was united in marriage in January, 1948 in Grandview, Indiana, to the late Robert Shrode.

Julia was employed for the General Electric Corporation in Tell City, Indiana from 1948 to 1953. She moved from Tell City, Indiana to Vevay in July 1953, when her father became the minister at the Reuter Chapel United Methodist Church.

Julia was later united in marriage on April 18th, 1954, in Vevay, to the late Paul V. Sieglitz.

She was employed as Office Manager for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, from 1953-1954. Julia worked for a short time for the newspaper office in Vevay, in 1964. She also worked at the Madison State Hospital from 1965-1967 then at the Markland Locks and Dam from 1967-1977.

Julia was later united in marriage on September 4th, 1970 in Moorefield, to the late Myers V. Burke. Julia owned and operated The Yoke on Main Street in Vevay. Julia moved to Madison, and then to the Hanover community. Julia later moved to Quitman, Georgia with her daughter, Deborah, and owned and operated Mallory Manor Bed and Breakfast from 1993-1994. Julia later returned to the Madison community and bought a home on Van Buren Drive and owned and operated Happy Valley Country Inn Bed and Breakfast for several years.

Julia cared for her parents when they returned to the Vevay community. Julia was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison. She enjoyed collecting antiques and family heirlooms. She taught piano lessons for approximately 50 years and played the organ for several churches in the Vevay and Madison areas for several years. Julia was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed knitting, gardening, especially violets, keeping a meticulous home and lawn and arts and crafts. She also enjoyed making dolls and doll clothing and collecting dolls. Julia was a devoted mother and meema and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Julia will be dearly missed by her daughters: Cynthia Griffith of Pleasant; Deborah Crawford and her husband: Jack of Brunswick, Georgia; and Paula Jo Rand and her husband: Todd of Milton, Kentucky; by her 12-grandchildren: Travis Griffith, Brandon Griffith, Diana Griffith, John Wesley Ritch, Natalie Walker, Jesse Peddie, Lindsay Taylor, Cory Smith, Christopher Smith, Neal Smith, Christian Shrode and Emma Shrode; her 24-great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchild; her 2-great-grandchildren that are expected; and her son-in-law: Rocky Smith of Rising Sun.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Reverend H.G. and Catherine Jane (Ennis) Ramsey; her first husband: Robert Shrode; her second husband: Paul V. Sieglitz, who died on March 12th, 1983; her third husband: Myers V. Burke, who died on January 3rd, 1987; by her sons: Joe Vernon Sieglitz, who died in April of 1956; and James Ramsey Shrode, who died in October of 1986; by her daughters: Sara Lynn Sieglitz, who died in February of 1963; and Laura C. Sieglitz Smith, who died on April 28th, 1991; her son-in-law: Terry Keith Griffith, who died on November 23rd, 2008; and her sister: Marilyn Kreisle.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 13th, 2016, by Pastor James Smith at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, April 12th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.