Obituaries 4-6-17


Doris Baker

Doris Evelyn Baker, 77, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away at 12:18 p.m. on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Doris was born in Rising Sun on September 12th, 1939, the daughter of the late Helen (Bradley) and Harry Bradley. She grew up in Ohio County and attended Cass Union School.

On August 28th, 1958 she married Clarence J. Baker who preceded her in death on May 28th, 2001. Doris and Clarence were married almost 43 years until his passing.

Doris last worked as a slot attendant at Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun. Doris enjoyed dancing, baking, playing bingo and also loved a good cup of coffee. Fishing with her husband Clarence was one of her favorite pastimes.

Doris is survived by a daughter: Sheila Goff, (Clay Whalen) of Cincinnati, Ohio; by a son: Alan Baker (Emma), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by grandchildren: Miranda Baker, Ashley Adams, Clarence (CJ) Baker, Kyla Craig and Dalton Goff; and by great grandchildren: Tristan Collins, Avriana Collins and Liam Craig.

She is also survived by two sisters: Lola Stein, of Celina, Ohio and Bonnie Mitchell, of Batesville, Indiana; and by a brother: James Bradley, of Greensburg, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Clarence; by a son, Jimmy Dale Baker in 2009; by brothers Robert and Carl David Bradley; by a sister, Dotty Hartman; and by a grandson, Marc Collins.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday April 5th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Tom Frey officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the family. Cards are available at funeral home.

Treva Roberts

Treva Bowin Roberts, 69, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

She was born on July 3rd, 1947 in Vevay, the daughter of the late Charles and Nancy (Edwards) Bowin.

She is survived by her four sons: Jerry Bowin of Dillsboro, Indiana; Charles Bowin of Dillsboro, Indiana; Kenneth Bradley Jr. of Dillsboro, Indiana; and Joseph Bradley of Dillsboro, Indiana.

She is also survived by three brothers: Chester Edwards, John Wilson Jr., and Larry Bowin; by three sisters: Nancy Booher, Brenda Eckelberg, Mary Southerland; by two grandchildren: Audrey and Nathan; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Bowin; her mother, Nancy Josephine Bowin; and her husband, Robert Roberts.

Family and friends were received on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, on Thursday, April 6th, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Gibson Cemetery, Bright, Indiana.

Contributions may be made to the Family. 

Clara Padgett

Clara Jean Padgett, 84, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

Clara was born in Bicknell, Indiana on October 19th, 1932, the daughter of the late Esther (Sandefur) and Everett Boyles. She was a graduate of Bicknell High School, Class of 1951.

She was the widow of Reverend Donald Ray Padgett. They were married on August 1st, 1953. Clara and Donald were married 52 years until his passing on October 10th, 2005.

Clara was a member of Rising Sun Nazarene Church, where her husband, Donald, was the former Pastor. Clara’s life revolved around her family and church. She performed many duties at the church and helped whenever she could. Clara was involved with Bible School, NYPS, Sunday School, church board and anywhere else she was needed.

Clara is survived by a daughter, Susan Taylor (Myron), of Anderson, Indiana; by a son, Michael Padgett (Konna), of Rising Sun; and by grandchildren: Troy, Lauramary, Matthew, Cathy, Abby, Amos and Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Donald; by a son, Paul Padgett in 1983; by a daughter, Cathy Slack in 2007; by brothers James, Hubert and Lee Boyles; and by sisters Margeurite Mattingly, Lucy Sampson and Helen Myers.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 3rd at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Friends were invited to call on Sunday, April 2nd, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mike Padgett Scholarship Fund through the Ohio County Community Foundation (checks payable to OCCF). Cards are available at the funeral home.

Berneta Wolf

Berneta Peters Wolf, age 95, of downtown Madison, died on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, at 8:05 p.m., at the King’s Daughters ‘Hospital in Madison.

Berneta entered this life on February 4th, 1922 on Tapps Ridge in Switzerland County. She and her older sister, Marjorie, were the daughters of Howard and Mildred Leap Peters. The girls were preschoolers when their mother died. Determined to be with Marjorie, Berneta was allowed to enter first grade at age four. The sisters were inseparable, working together, helping their father on the farm until graduating Vevay High School.

On January 17th, 1943, Berneta married her sweetheart of four years, Frederick Henry Wolf from Brooksburg, Indiana. Together five short months, on June 9th, 1943 Fred was inducted into the United States Army to serve during World War II. Berneta traveled by train across the country to be near her husband until he was shipped overseas. Fred was honorably discharged November 8th, 1945.

They returned to their home in Louisville, Kentucky; and Berneta began work at the Louisville Board of Education. Fred’s wish was to purchase a business and live in a smaller town. Berneta enjoyed Louisville and wished to purchase a home.

Madison appeared a good compromise, so they purchased the Sinclair Service Station at Cragmont and Main streets and a historic home one block west.

After moving to Madison Berneta was employed at the Madison Bank & Trust Co; and several years later at the Jefferson Proving Grounds “White House” administration building. However her passion was preserving historic houses, working in her home, making desserts, tending the flower gardens, and improving the neighborhood. Her numerous interests, talents, positive attitude, and abundance of energy served to push “inspire” every family member. She believed women especially, should be strong and self-reliant. She marveled at nature; adopted homeless felines; looked forward to spring tulips and every flowering tree; cherished time with the family; and made certain we would remember her Quaker grandmother – purposefully quoting pearls of wisdom every day.

She never relinquished her spirited personality in spite of the loss of her best friend, her husband of 72 years.

Berneta will be missed by her devoted daughter, Mary Anne W. Imes and her husband, Thomas L.; her son, Frederick J. Wolf of Madison; her granddaughter, Emily Alexandria James Wolf of Madison; her grandson, Ryan Edward Kahn and his wife, Amanda of Madison; and her four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Peters, who died on February 21st, 1966; her mother, Mildred Leap Peters, who died on March 12th, 1926; her beloved husband of 72 years, Frederick Henry Wolf, who died September 18th, 2015; her sister, Marjorie Peters Croxton Severn, her brother in law, William “Bill” Severn, and her grandparents: John and Ann Rayles Peters and Joseph Flavius and Ella Mitchell Leap.

A private family funeral was held on Monday, April 3rd, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment was in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

James Saylor

James W. Saylor, 85, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Monday, March 27th, 2017 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

James was born in Cider Creek, Kentucky, on August 7th, 1931, the son of the late Verna (Hopkins) and Walter Saylor.

On November 9th, 1949 he married Corrine Joy (Cope) Saylor. They enjoyed over 67 years of marriage together until her passing.

James was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and also a Masonic Lodge member. He worked over 40 years as a die maker for Nivison-Wieskopf in Reading, Ohio.

James is survived by two sons: Jimmy Saylor and his wife Pamela, of Plant City, Florida and Joey Saylor and his wife Tammy, of Monroe, Georgia; by grandchildren: Jeremy Saylor and Jessica Vetor; and by great grandchildren: Kameryn Saylor and Tyler Vetor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife, Corrine Joy (Cope) Saylor, who passed away on January 7th, 2017; and by grandson Joey Christopher Saylor, who passed away on February 6th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 7th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Nathan Pelehowski officiating. Friends are invited to call on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be to Boys Town. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Rachel Crum

Rachel Mae Crum, 98, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at Koester Pavilion Nursing Home in Troy, Ohio.

Rachel was born on February 4th, 1919 near South Webster, Ohio. She was the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth (Riddlebarger) Rawlins. She was a 1939 graduate of Bloom Township High School.

During World War II, Rachel worked for the Federal Government at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio and the GM Defense Plant II in Cleveland, Ohio. Rachel was a school cook in Williamsburg, Ohio and Tampa Florida; and retired from the Hillsborough County School System.

She was married three times. Her first marriage was to Howard Mosher near Flint, Michigan; and to this union was born two sons: William A. Mosher of Lutz, Florida and Joseph R. Mosher (wife Joyce) of Troy, Ohio. Howard Mosher passed away in 1954.

Her second marriage was to Robert L. Kinder in 1957 in Kankakee, Illinois. One daughter was born to this union: Sandra L. (Kinder) Maybush late of Zephyrhills, Florida. Robert Kinder passed away in 1984 in Osgood, Indiana.

Her third marriage was to Burt Crum in 1987 in Osgood, Indiana. Burt Crum passed away in 1989.

Rachel is survived by her granddaughter: Emily Marie (Mosher) Gilliam (husband) Chris of Tipp City, Ohio; grandsons: James, Matthew and Marcus Maybush of Zephyrhills, Florida; and granddaughter: Melissa (Maybush) McPeak (husband) Karl of Warsaw, Indiana. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Alyssa A. (Niesley) Davis of Tipp City, Ohio; Evan C. Gilliam of Cincinnati, Ohio; Anna E. Gilliam of Tipp City, Ohio; and Marcus and Isabelle McPeak of Warsaw, Indiana; and great great-grandchildren: Kennedi Ann and Hudson Scott Davis of Tipp City, Ohio.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 4th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 4th prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.

Judith Schneider

Judith K Schneider, 78, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, April 1st, 2017

She was born February 14th, 1939 in Rushville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Frank and Aileen (Stamm) Cullison.

She worked as an upholsterer for Hill Rom for over nine years. Judy was a member of and employed by, Heritage Fellowship Assembly of God in Florence, Kentucky. She was a member of the church for over 30 years.

Judy and her husband, Robert “Bob” Schneider, were married over 37 years, and known to many as “Mr. and Kidd”.

Judy was an avid reader. She loved to crochet and make crafts. Judy loved western movies. She especially loved her church and family.

Surviving are husband, Robert Schneider of Florence; her children, Jeff Dennis of Avon, Indiana; Pam Graber of Elkhart, Indiana; Jeanie Kendall of Batavia, Ohio; Cindy Baker of Rio Grande, Ohio; Patti Louks of Greendale, Indiana; and David Schneider of Milan, Indiana.

She is also survived by her siblings: Susie Beaver of Jeffersonville, Indiana and Dick Cullison of Greenwood, Indiana; along with 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; and by sons Bobby and Stevie Schneider.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at Greendale Cemetery, with Pastor Cleddie Keith officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Vevay Assembly of God. If unable to attend services, please call the Rullman-Hunger Funeral Home office at (812) 926-1450 and the funeral home will notify the family of your donation with a card.

Steven Coy

Steven Duane “Steve” Coy, age 65, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away at 11:19 a.m. on Monday, April 3rd, 2017, at the Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Steve entered this life on November 25th, 1951, in Shelbyville, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Duane and Betty Jean (Foster) Coy. He was raised in Shelbyville, where he was a 1971 graduate of Shelbyville High School.

Steve was united in marriage on April 1st, 1972, in Shelbyville, to Vickie Ann Allen and to this union arrived three children: Mindy, Travis and Ashley to bless their home. Steven and Vickie shared 45 years of marriage together until his death.

He was a former employee for O’Neal Steel in Shelbyville, and a truck driver for Daymark Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was also a former employee for Ross Wrecker Service in Shelbyville, for 14 years. Steve was a former jail officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in Shelbyville for 10 years. He was a semi driver for Quickway Carriers in Shelbyville for the past five years.

Steve was a reserve officer for the Shelbyville Police Department for several years. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

Steve resided all of his life in the Shelbyville community. Steven enjoyed going on vacation, spending time with his grandchildren and his family, watching drag racing and attending dinner club where he was the chauffeur for the night. Steven will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Steve will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 45 years: Vickie Ann (Allen) Coy of Shelbyville (a native of Switzerland County); his children: Mindy Endsley and her husband, Chris of Shelbyville; Travis Coy and his companion, Casey Scheele of Saint Paul, Indiana; and Ashley Keller and her husband, Shawn of Shelbyville. He will also be missed by his grandchildren: Josh Wilson, Mackenzie Endsley, Coleman Endsley, Dylan Coy, Landon Coy, Ellie Keller, Hunter Keller and Addi Keller; by his sister: Kathy Blevens of Shelbyville; his sisters-in-law: Carolyn Scott of Shelbyville and Joyce Stonebraker of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Duane Coy, who died April 22nd, 2011; and Betty Jean (Foster) Coy, who died on May 25th, 2007; by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Ivan D. Allen, who died on December 24th, 2007 and Doris L. (Turner) Allen, who died on August 25th, 1999; by his sister-in-law: Tamera Lee (Allen) Moore, who died on February 6th, 2016; and his brothers-in-law: David Allen, who died on May 13th, 1994; Larry Scott, who died November 17th, 2010; and Richard “Jack” Stonebraker, who died on March 14th, 2017.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 8th, 2017, at 10 a.m., by Pastor Robb Barlow at the Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 South Harrison Street Shelbyville, Indiana, 46176. Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, 704 Morris Avenue, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Friday, April 7th, 2017, at the funeral home.

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