Obituaries 4-19-18

Norma Jean Carrigan, Daniel Dilger, Floyd ‘Jesse’ Leatherbury, Tammy Robinson, Kenneth Swanson, Sr.


Tammy Robinson

  Tammy R. Robinson, 53, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at her residence.

  Tammy was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on January 7th, 1965, the daughter of Kathy (Myer) Kelly and the late Harry Henson. She attended Rising Sun High School and was a member of the Rising Sun United Methodist Church.

  She was the wife of Garrett L Robinson. On March 4th, 1983, they were married at the Rising Sun United Methodist Church.

  Tammy was a kind spirit, loved by all who encountered her. Tammy was a loving wife and mother and took great pride in providing for her family. She enjoyed gardening and canning what she grew. Tammy also liked to cook, bake and make homemade candies. She took pleasure in outdoor activities and fishing. Spending time with her grandchildren and her family was her greatest joy.

  Tammy is survived by her husband, Garrett L. Robinson, of Rising Sun; by her mother Kathy Kelly (John), of Paris, Tennessee; by a daughter, Cassie Lengerich (Cody), of Rising Sun; by a son, Adam Robinson, of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Izabella and Oliver Lengerich; by three sisters: Holly Hunefield, of Aurora, Indiana, Darla Mahoney (Jim), of Cincinnati, Ohio and Crystal Jackson, of Aurora, Indiana; and by a brother, David Henson (Tina), of Florence, Kentucky.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 18th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Nathan Pelehowski officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, April 17th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Public Library, where Tammy was a devoted patron or Rising Sun Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home.



Norma Jean Carrigan

  Norma Jean Pendry Carrigan of Rising Sun passed away on April 9th, 2018.

  Jean was the only child of Charles Edgar and Edna Pendry who preceded her in death. She was born October 19th, 1928 in Rising Sun, and was married to Dean Carrigan on September 15th, 1948.

  Three children were born to this union: Michael Dean was born on June 2nd, 1951 and he is married to Susan Walker Carrigan. They have two sons, Dean Alexander and Ross Michael. Dean is married to Stacy Howard Carrigan and they have two children: Bennett and Blakely. Ross is married to Emily Ann Daniel Carrigan and he and his wife have two children: Hyatt and Everly.

  Children Bonnie and Frank Edward are twins who were born on September 29th, 1954. Bonnie is married to L.A. (Larry) Olsen and they have no children together. Frank is married to Kathryn Thibodeau Carrigan and they have two children: Caitlin Joan (Cait) and John Michael (Jack).

  Jean graduated from the Rising Sun High School, Class of 1946. She took part in many of the activities while in school and started playing clarinet in the school band even before she was in high school. After graduating from high school she worked at A.D. Cook in Lawrenceburg for several years and then worked for Schenely Distilleries in Lawrenceburg. She worked very hard for the Democrat party and served as President of the Democratic Women’s Club of Ohio County for several years. She also was an active member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

  Her husband received a promotion requiring the family to relocate to New Jersey. She took the move in stride and found work as a dental assistant. She retired from that job at age 50 to do some traveling with her husband. His job required traveling, which provided the opportunity to visit many cities in Europe and in the United States. Her father’s health was failing and he came to live in her home, where she provided care for the last 10 years of his life. After her father’s death and the children were out of the house the family moved to Toledo, Ohio, because of job requirements.

  She had always been interested in cards and was an excellent bridge player and belonged to several card groups in places where she lived. Late in life, she took up golf and played very well. She surprised several more experienced golfers with her skill and scored a hole in one while playing golf in Toledo. She provided excellent guidance for her children and made a pleasant home for all to enjoy. She was in charge of the finances for the family and did a fine job with that as well.

  After her husband’s retirement the family moved back to Rising Sun and enjoyed many years of retirement. Later her health began to fail and she suffered several strokes, causing her to spend her remaining days in Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and more recently, The Waters of Rising Sun.

  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Eldon Fancher officiating. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County Historical Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.



Floyd ‘Jesse’ Leatherbury

  Floyd J. “Jesse” Leatherbury, age 81, of Vevay, died at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, April 16th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Jesse entered this life on January 6th, 1937, in Vevay, the son of the late, Harvey A. and Gertrude (Courtney) Buchanan-Leatherbury. He attended school in Vevay, and resided in the Groveland, Florida community for several years.

  Jesse was employed for Bluegrass Shows in Jackson, Mississippi from 1972-1982; and for High Acres in Groveland, Florida for several years.

  Jesse is survived by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Harvey A. Leatherbury, who died on October 5th, 1966 and Gertrude (Courtney) Buchanan-Leatherbury, who died on December 2nd, 1951; by his half-brother, Elvan E. Buchanan, who died on January 28th, 1972; and by his half-sisters: Effie Wall, Flora Dolan and Louise Mahoney May.

  Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, April 20th, at 1 p.m., by Brother Jeremiah Haynes at the Vevay Cemetery. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.



Kenneth Swanson, Sr.

  Kenneth S. Swanson, Sr., 92, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 14th, 2018, at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Yolanda and Bobby White.

  Kenneth was born in York Township in Switzerland County on November 6th, 1925, the son of the late Helen E. (White) and Henry J. Swanson, Sr. He was a graduate of Patriot High School, class of 1944.

  Kenny proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a Sergeant during World War II. Kenny participated in the China Offensive, Western Pacific, Liberation South Philippines, Borneo and Luzon Campaigns. While in service he earned an American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/5 Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medal.

  On June 18th, 1949 he married the love of his life, Irene V. (Buck) Swanson. Kenny and Irene were married over 56 years until her passing on December 18th, 2005.

  Kenny worked at the Aurora Casket Factory in Aurora, Indiana from 1949-1987. After his retirement from the casket factory, he worked at Grand Victoria Casino, Walmart and Valley Supply in Rising Sun.

  Kenny attended Grants Creek Baptist Church until he entered The Waters of Rising Sun Nursing Home due to his health. He was a 48 year member of the Rising Sun Lions Club and helped with their fireworks display for many years. He also served on the Patriot Alumni Board for several years. Kenny also formerly coached little league baseball and enjoyed bowling. Kenny was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend to many.

  Kenneth is survived by three daughters, Yvonne Walton (Gary), of Rising Sun; Yolanda White (Bobby), of Rising Sun, and Yetta Keith (Rusty), of Rising Sun; by three sons: Kenneth Swanson, Jr. (Annette), of Batesville, Indiana, Reynold Swanson (Cheryl), of Mansfield, Ohio, and Mark Swanson (Kim), of Rising Sun.

  He is also survived by his grandchildren: Michelle Swanson, Marina Swanson, Shanda Boes, Bryan Swanson, Karrah Miller, Tangy Yeager, Kassie Adams, Brandi Swanson, Ticia Yeager, Krystle Kaiser, Brad Yeager, Melissa Swanson, Adam Keith, Matthew Keith, Anthony Swanson and Pat Yeager; by 30 great-grandchildren; by three sisters: Shirley Cook of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Ramona Titkemeyer Bartlett of Plant City, Florida, and Sharon Harlow, of Rising Sun; by a brother, Miles “Buster” Swanson, of Dillsboro, Indiana; and by sisters-in-law: Alice Swanson of Florida and Daisy Swanson, of Bennington.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife Irene; by grandson Reynold Swanson, Jr.; by brothers: Henry Jr., Sanford and Carroll “Buddy” Swanson; and by his sister Gloria Swanson.

  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 20th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.

  Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun Lions Club. Cards are available at the funeral home.



Daniel Dilger

  Daniel Dilger, age 24, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Union, Kentucky, passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, at his residence in Columbus, Ohio.

  Daniel was the son of Nickolaus and Tonya L. (Higgins) Dilger.

  Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.