Obituaries 4-27-17

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Denise Boldery

Denise Ann Shepherd Boldery, age 50, of Hanover, Indiana, died on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, at 12:15 p.m. at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky after suffering a sudden aneurysm and stroke.

Denise entered this life on September 20th, 1966 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of Kenneth Delano and Doris Jean Roberts Shepherd. She resided all of her life in Hanover and was a 1984 graduate of Southwestern High School. She received her licensed practical nursing degree from Ivy Tech in 1990.

She was united in marriage to James E. Boldery and this union was blessed with sons: James Lee and Tanner Aaron. Denise was employed with King’s Daughters’ Hospital and Health Services as a LPN. She began her 19 year career with Dr. Hossler, Dr. Weiser, Dr. James Jackson; and the last nine years with Dr. George Alcorn. Denise loved being a nurse and gave of her time and talents with all of her being.

In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, horseback riding, camping, sewing, making barn quilts, woodcrafts, and mushroom hunting.

Denise had met her true love, Jay McClain, and they were engaged on June 22nd, 2015 with a wedding date set for September 30th, 2017. She was a faithful member of the New Life Fellowship Church in Madison and was on the Rapid Response Team at King’s Daughters’.

Denise was a devoted daughter, loving mother, sister and friend. She loved her dog, ‘Hoss’ and her late cat, ‘Taz’. Denise will be remembered for her true friendship, her devotion to her patients, her award winning smile and her twinkling eyes.

Denise will be missed by her loving mother, Doris Roberts Shepherd Kroger of Hanover; her loving fiancé, Jay McClain of Versailles, Indiana; her loving sons: James Lee Boldery and his fiancé, Allison Kollmann of Hanover and Tanner Aaron Boldery of Hanover; by her grandchildren: Addiline and Bryson; her step-son, Dalton McClain of Dillsboro, Indiana; her loving brother, Kenneth Brian Shepherd and his wife, Kristi of Hanover; her step brothers: Ronald C. Kroger, Jr. and his wife, Debbie of Hanover; and Thomas E. Kroger and his wife, Patricia of Lakeland, Florida.

Also surviving are her uncles and aunts: Linda and Benny Means of Lexington, Indiana; Brenda and Kenny Cornelius of Lexington, Indiana; Jim and Marge Shepherd of Madison; Larry and Brenda Shepherd of Hanover; and Bess and Sam Cutshall of St. Cloud, Florida; and numerous cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Delano “Shep” Shepherd, who died on October 30th, 2008; her step-father, Ronald C. Kroger, Sr., who died on November 15th, 2003; her step-sister, Terry Eldridge; her grandparents: Joe B. and Louise Roberts and Martin T. and Kathryn Gassert Shepherd; her uncles: Virgil Robert, Dwight Roberts, Marvin Shepherd, Billy Joe Shepherd and Norman T. Shepherd; and her cousin: De De Cutshall.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Scott Kollmann at the New Life Fellowship Church, 1542 Clifty Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Liberty Cemetery near Hanover, Indiana.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, April 26th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison, Indiana; and on Thursday, April 27th, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the New Life Fellowship Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the KDH Foundation or the Liberty Cemetery Association or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Mike Webb

Michael David “Mike” Webb, age 58, of Center Square, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21st, 2017, at his residence.

Mike entered this life on May 4th, 1958, in Milan, Indiana, the loving son of Harold Adrian and Carole Jeane (Hopper) Webb. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

Mike was employed for Swiss Caps in Patriot, for 12 years, until January 2017, when he became disabled. Mike was a member of the Center Square Church of Christ in Center Square. He enjoyed Dodge Mopar muscle cars and trucks and spending time with his grandchildren. Mike will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Mike will be dearly missed by his sons: Steven Webb and his wife: Courtney of East Enterprise and James Webb and his wife: Alicia of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Cotton, Jonah, Isom, Ellie Kate and Alex; by his mother: Carole Jeane (Hopper) Webb of Center Square; his brothers: Carl Webb and his wife: Rhonda of Hanover, Roy Webb of Center Square, and Sam Webb of Center Square.

He was preceded in death by his father: Harold A. Webb, who died on July 30th, 1996; and his brother: James Webb, who died on October 4th, 1975.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, by Brother Don Truesdell, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Monday, April 24th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Square Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Darlena Kay Smith

Darlena Kay (Lock) Smith, age 66, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, at her residence.

Kay entered this life on July 15th, 1950, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Leonard and Nona Virginia (Darbro) Lock. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1968 graduate of Vevay High School.

Kay was united in marriage on November 1st, 1969 at the Fredonia Baptist Church on Tapps Ridge near Vevay, to Jerry Smith, and to this union arrived two sons: Keith and Kevin, to bless their home. Kay and Jerry shared nearly 48 years of marriage together until her death.

Kay was a former employee for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, for three years. She was later employed for Edelweiss Floral for two years and for the Vevay IGA for 20 years. Kay was employed as a Clerk for CVS Pharmacy in Madison, for five years.

She was a member of the Bennington Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 407 and the Fredonia Baptist Church. Kay resided the past 11 years in the Madison community. Kay enjoyed drawing, baking and cooking and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

Kay will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 48 years: Jerry Smith of Madison; her sons: Keith Smith and his wife: Rebecca of Vevay and Kevin Smith and his wife: Valerie of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Huxley, Sam and Ben; her step-grandchildren: Zach, Kaylen and Kinsey; by her brother: Terry Lock of Vevay; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Leonard Lock, who died on January 9th, 2003 and Nona Virginia (Darbro) Lock, who died on May 23rd, 2000; and her brother: Leonard Wayne Lock, who died on September 9th, 2011.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017, at 11 am, by Reverend Wayne Daugherty, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, April 26th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Josephine Thies

Josephine Thies, 70, of Rising Sun, peacefully passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at her residence.

Jo was born in Oneida, Kentucky, on January 3rd, 1947, the daughter of the late Dessie (Daniel) Gibson Dozier and Paul Gibson. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School.

On April 23rd, 1966, she married James Thies. Jo and Jim were married 51 years. Jo was a beautician and operated Jo’s Beauty Shop in Rising Sun for 32 years. She was a member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 15 years.

Jo’s life revolved around her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren was her greatest joy. Jo was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt and dear friend.

Jo is survived by her husband Jim Thies of Rising Sun; by a daughter, Kim Hussong (Mike), of Rising Sun; by a son, Rob Thies (Dee), of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Jennifer Reed (Todd), Justin Thies (Sammi), Jessica Smart (Anthony) and Jordyn Hussong (Cody); and by great grandchildren, Ayden, Trenton, Ayverie, Austin, Xavier and Jocelyn.

She is also survived by a sister, Regina White (L.J.), of London, Kentucky; by her sister-in-law, Janet Martin of Rising Sun; by brother-in-law Bill Thies (Sandy) of Tallahassee, Florida; by her beloved nieces and nephews: Tonya House, Allen Miller, Bill Thies, Jr., John Thies; David Hayes and Dea Wallace who were like her own children; also by many great nieces and nephews; by her best friend Laraine Stonebraker (Doc) of Rising Sun; and by her special pet “Scooter”.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 24th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Visitation was held on Monday prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Rescue or Rising Sun First Baptist Church. Cards are available at funeral home.

Clarence Davidson

Clarence Earl Davidson, Jr., age 67, of Pleasant, passed away at 4:35 p.m. on Friday, April 21st, 2017, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Clarence entered this life on March 23rd, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence Earl and Mary Elizabeth (Dumford) Davidson. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio where he attended school.

Clarence was united in marriage on May 24th, 1974, in Kentucky, to the late Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Ashbrook. Clarence and Liz shared 42 years of marriage together.

Clarence was formerly employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, for 10 years; and for the Town of Vevay for seven years. He drove a truck for Dan Albus and Sons for several years. He resided in the Switzerland County community since 1987.

Clarence enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. Clarence will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

Clarence will be deeply missed by his daughter: Rhonda Davidson of East Enterprise; by his sons: Clarence Lee “Buddy” Davidson and his wife: Kimberly of East Enterprise and Thomas Davidson and his companion: Amie McEntire of Vevay; his step-daughter: Melissa Willoughby of Mt. Orab, Ohio; his step-son: Larry Luttrell and his wife: Rebecca of Mt. Orab, Ohio; and by his grandchildren: Eddie, Drew, Khloe, Athena, Jasmine, Aurora, Jaxson, Jade, David and Jasper.

He is also survived by his brother: Anthony Davidson and his wife: Donna of Ft. Myers, Florida; his sister: Verna Neal of Cincinnati, Ohio; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Clarence Earl Davidson, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Dumford) Davidson; and his wife: Mary Elizabeth “Liz” (Ashbrook) Davidson, who died on April 17th, 2016.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, by Pastor Brad Noble, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on Wednesday, April 26th, prior to the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarence Earl Davidson, Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Mary Jo Taylor

Mary Jo Taylor, age 69, of Hanover, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at her residence.

Mary Jo was born on May 20th, 1947 in Madison, he daughter of Chester Leon and Barbara Jean (Pate) Osborn.

She graduated from Vevay High School in 1965; and worked for the Muscatatuck State Hospital as a nurse’s aide for many years. She was a member of the Manville Christian Church, where she was a devoted Christian and loved the Lord. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing solitaire and spending time with family, especially her grandkids.

She will be sadly missed by her daughters: Amanda Jo Higham and her husband, Rick of Hanover; Angel Marie Haynes and her husband, Jeremiah of Vevay; and Michelle Lea Smith and her husband, Glenn of Milton, Kentucky; by her sons: Paul Lee Hopper Jr. of Austin, Indiana and Jeffrey Lynn Hopper of Hanover; by one sister, Linda Marie Hehe and her husband, Joe of Vevay; and one brother, John David Osborn of Vevay.

She will also be greatly missed by her six grandchildren: Victoria Lynn Hopper, Brendan and Jacqueline Courter, Abel Higham, and Alexia and Gabriel Haynes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers: Rickie Leon Osborn and James Russell Osborn.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 26th, at the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison; with the Reverend George Severn officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Friends and family were invited to pay their respects to the family on Tuesday, April 25th, at the funeral home; and also on Wednesday, April 26th prior to the time of the service.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Manville Christian Church.