Obituaries 4-24-14

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Martha Jackson

Martha Jean Geisler Jackson, 81, of Madison, passed away at 10:58 a.m. Saturday, April 19th, 2014, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born June 27th, 1932, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Dale and Lucy G. Risk Geisler. Martha was raised in Madison.

She was united in marriage to Earl Rogers Jackson and this union was blessed with a daughter, Deborah Gail Jackson.

Martha spent 35 years in Cincinnati where she worked as a secretary at a beauty school. While living in Venice, Florida, Martha was a dedicated worker at the Green Butterfly Consignment Shop. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church. Martha dedicated her life to her daughter.

Survivors include her loving daugher, Deborah Gail Jackson of Madison; her two sisters, Dolly G. Harsin and husband William of Madison and Ronda D. Jaynes and husband Tony of Hanover; her sister-in-law, Nina Geisler of Madison; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Beside her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Carroll T. Geisler.

Private graveside services will be held at Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice, Florida, with interment there.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loveland Center. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Sue Morgan

Sue C. Morgan, 81, of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, April 20th, 2014, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton.

She was born June 18th, 1932, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Florian G. Johnson and Pearl W. Miller Johnson. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of the Worthville Baptist Church.

She will be missed by her two sons, Dan (Christy) Morgan of Vevay and David Morgan of Milton, Kentucky; her brother, Jerry W. (Janie) Johnson of Worthville, Kentucky; her six granddaughters, Nicki (Jason) Beckham of Ghent, Kentucky, Danna (Joe) Creager of Carrollton, Lacy (Matt) Brawner of Ghent, Kentucky, Sarah Morgan of Vevay, Lauren Morgan and Logan Morgan, both of Bedford, Kentucky; her two great-grandsons, Ryan Beckham of Ghent and Mason Creager of Carollton; and her dear friends, Angela and C.W. Courtney of Worthville, Kentucky and Cathy Morgan of Bedford.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Curtis Morgan in 2007.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 23rd, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, with Brother Mike Barnes and Reverend Mike McCarter officiating. A final salute was conducted Monday at the funeral home. Burial was in Worthville Cemetery in Worthville, Kentucky, with full military honors conducted at the cemetery chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffrey Cottingham Memorial Fund.

Steve Mello

Stephen Perry “Steve” Mello, 70, of Vevay, passed away at 7:57 p.m. Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born September 9th, 1943, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the son of the late Joseph and Adeline (Fernades) Mello. He was raised in New Bedford where he attended school.

Steve was united in marriage in September of 1991, in Vevay, to the late Linda Lou Schirmer, who passed away on March 23rd, 2014.

He was formerly self-employed as an alarm and satellite installer in New Bedford for over 10 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association in New Bedfod and the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God in Bedford, Kentucky. He resided in the Switzerland County community since 1991. He will be remembered for his love of hunting.

Survivors include his daughter, Karleen Richmond and husband Larry of Bedford, Kentucky; his son, Leonard Mello and wife Clarice of East Enterprise; his mother-in-law, Jane Schirmer of Vevay; his grandchildren, Jessica Sachleben of Bedford, Kentucky, Jason “Main Man” Medeiros of Madison and Lisa Wiggins of New York, New York; and his great-grandchildren, Hailey Medeiros, Blayden Booker and Jasper Medeiros.

Besides his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by his great-grandchild, Kloie Garcia.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26th, at 1 p.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Bobby Wade officiating. Friends may call from 12 noon to service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Lou Lester

Lou (Craigmyle) Lester, 75, of Lawrenceburg, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Monday, April 21st, 2014, at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

She was born June 30th, 1938, in Carrollton, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Hubert L. and Ruth (Tharp) Craigmyle. She was raised in Carrollton, Kentucky, until her sophomore year in high school when they moved to a farm outside of Mount Sterling. She was a 1956 graduate of Vevay High School where she met the love of her life, Junior Lester.

She was united in marriage on March 16th, 1956, in Jeffersonville, to Junior Lester. Unto this union a son, Gary Lee, and two daughters, Cynthia June and Pamela Jane, arrived to bless their home. Lou and Junior shared 60 years together, 58 of those years were spent in marriage together.

She was employed as a secretary for Draper Plumbing & Heating in Aurora from 1957-1960. On January 1st, 1962, Lou and Junior started the Tri-State Tire Company in Lawrenceburg which they owned and operated together for 37 years. Lou was the secretary of the company for 34 years. Junior and Lou retired from Tri-State Tire Company in 1998. She was member of the Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church in Lawrencebuth since 1963, where she was a Sunday School teacher for 19 years.

She was a member of the United Methodist Women along with serving on various other committees within the church. She was an active member of the Lawrenceburg Tri Kapps Sorority Pi Chapter for 34 years. Through the years Junior and Lou enjoyed annual family vacations with their children and grandchildren. They enjoyed traveling, attending their grandchildren’s activities, gardening and church functions. Lou enjoyed sewing and was an outstanding cook and also enjoyed her flowers.

Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Junior Lester of Lawrenceburg; her son, Gary Lee Lester and wife Joanne of Grove City, Ohio; her two daughters, Cynthia June Lester of Kokomo and Pamela Jane Lester Peters and husband Terry of West Chester, Ohio; her five grandchildren, David Lester and wife Maggie, Joseph Lester and wife Jen, Jamie Vanderwielen and husband Brent, Mathew Peters and wife Abby, Michael Peters and companion, Emma Wehmeyer; her five great-grandchildren, Maggie, Riley, Sara, Maverick and Hannah; her two sisters, Lois Craigmyle of Lexington, Kentucky, and Judith Treat and husband Richard of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Bill Helms officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 27th, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contibutions may be made to the Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church Door Fund or Boy Scout Troop 604. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jeffrey Cottingham, Sr.

Jeffrey Wayne Cottingham, Sr., 57, of Madison, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, April 13th, 2014, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

He was born November 6th, 1956, in Bright, Indiana, the loving son of Stanley and Sylvia Louden Cottingham. He was raised in Bright and was a 1975 graduate of East central High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and rose to the rank of Private First Class. He worked as a drill instructor and was honorably discharged.

He was united in marriage on December 17th, 1997, in Osgood, to Sheila Lucille Ramsey.

He was a security guard in Ohio for several years. He worked as a truck driver for Buske Trucking for five years before becoming disabled. He attended Point of Grace Family Fellowship Church in Madison. He enjoyed playing the drums and driving a truck.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sheila Lucille Ramsey Cottingham of Madison; his sons, Jeffrey Cottingham, Jr., and wife Elizabeth of Aurora and Matthew Cottingham and wife Molly of Cleves, Ohio; his stepdaughters, Elizabeth Downey of Madison and Rebecca Etzwiler of Madison; his stepson, Glenn Etzwiler of Madison; his two brothers, Stanley Cottingham and wife Nancy of Arizona an Robert Cottingham and wife Patti of Florida; his grandchildren, James, Linda, Noah, Destiny, Raymond, Desi, Xavier and Cadenence; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 21st, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Brother Fred Tuttle officiating. A final salute was conducted at the funeral home with full military honors following at the cemetery chapel and interment in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffrey Cottingham Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Bill Meredith

William Paul “Bill” Meredith, 71, of Hanover, passed away at 10:14 p.m. Saturday, April 19th, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born August 31st, 1942, in Madison, the loving son of Paul D. and Mildred E. Phillips Meredith. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and most of his life was spent in Hanover. He attended Hanover High School and was raised in the Hanover United Methodist Church.

Bill was united in marriage to Linda K. Perkinson on April 8th, 1964, in Jefferson County. This happy union of 50 years was blessed with one daughter, Julie, and two sons, Doug and Terry.

Bill retired from Trans Ash in Cincinnati and Miami, Ohio. He had worked early in life a a heavy equipment operator for over 2 5 years in construction. He was a faithful member of Grace Baptist Church. He was a man who was steadfast in his faith, his family and caring for others. He enjoyed building model cars, fixing lawn tractors, antique cars and held a fondness for Impalas. Bill could fix anything and had a tool for any job that needed to be accomplished. He was a devoted husband, loving daddy and caring Paw Paw.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda K. Perkinson Meredith of Hanover; his mother-in-law, Margaret Wood of Carrollton, Kentucky; his daughter, Julie Thomas and husband Bradley of Orlando, Florida; his two sons, Doug Meredith and wife Heide of Hanover and Terry Meredith and wife Kathy of Vevay; his grandchildren, Jeremy (Vanessa), Joshua, Felicia, Brittany, Hillary (Nate), Kyle (Tracey), Amanda and Brandon; his great-grandchildren, Paola, Roslyn, Trenton, Keygan and Raygan; his sister, Dr. Shirley Meredith of Louisville, Kentucky; his brother, Phillip Wayne Meredith and wife Janet of Hanover; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gloria and Paul Dermon of Carrollton, Ray and Charlene Perkinson of Carroll County, Kentucky, Ronald and Anna Perkinson of Carrollton, Karen and Harold Robbins of Carrollton, Judy Quire of New Castle, Kentucky, Patricia and Johnny Wright of Carrollton, Michael and Vicki Perkinson of Madison and Vicki Perkinson of Madison; his aunt, Joyce Flint of Austin, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul D. and Mildred E. Phillips Meredith; and his father-in-law, Raymond Perkinson.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 23rd, at Grace Baptist Church in Madison, with Pastor Joel Almaroad officiating. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Happy Pike

Happy Chandler Pike, 77, of Vevay, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born May 8th, 1936, in Russellville, Kentucky, the son of the late Hiram Pike and Fannie (Penrod) Bennett. He was raised in Russellville, Kentucky, where he attended school. Happy was inducted into the U.S. Army National Guard of Kentucky on February, 1st, 1954, in Russellville, Kentucky and entered active military service on September 8th, 1957, in Russellville and was honorably discharged with the rank of Private E-2, on March 7th, 1958, at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He continued his service in the U.S. Army National Guard of Kentucky and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist E-4, in Russellville, Kentucky on January 31st, 1963.

Happy was united in marriage on October 17th, 1959, in Russellville to Mardell Haley. Unto this union three daughters and a son arrived to bless their home. Happy and Mardell shared nearly 55 years of marriage together until his death.

Happy had farmed all of his life. He was a former employee of Croxton Motors and Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. He was also a former employee of the Switzerland County Highway Department and the City Roller Mills in Vevay. Happy and Mardell had resided in Switzerland County since 1966, where he was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church. Happy will be remembered for his love of fishing, hunting, singing, his grandkids and always being happy and laughing.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 55 years, Mardell (Haley) Pike of Vevay; his son, Douglas Chandler Pike of Madison; his three daughters, Nancy Romans and husband Billy of Vevay, Sara Schuster and husband Ted of Indianapolis, and Jessica Day and husband Ryan of Vevay; his 15 grandchildren, Darren, Rhashell, Rebecca, Nathan, Hannah, Andrew, Rita, Amber, Sierra, Abigail, Damien, Leighla, Aiden, Jessilyn and Mikey Joe; his seven great-grandchildren, Evyn, Elijah, Sara Mae, Wyat, Eli, Naomi and Sorren; his brother, Frank Pike of Lamb, his half brother, William Hardin of Hammond, Indiana; his half sister, Evelyn Steel of Birmingham, Alabama; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his three sisters, Lilly Mae Frey, Erma Moreland and Mary Renfro.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 25th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Joe Lamson officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 Friday at the cemetery. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contibutions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.