Harold Vernon Hickman, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away Saturday, February 10th, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.
He was born August 24th, 1925, in Switzerland County, the son of Emerson and Josephine (Roland) Hickman, who both preceded him in death. He was a 1943 graduate of Vevay High School and a 1949 graduate of Franklin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social studies and physical education. He received his Masters in Education in 1953 from Indiana University.
He was united in marriage on June 1st, 1947, at Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay to Vera Jean Rose. Unto this union four sons arrived to bless their home.
He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on May 21st, 1943, in Cincinnati. He rose to the rank of Fireman First Class and Electricians Mate. He began his naval career attending Purdue University and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater on the USS Andrew Doria and the USS Gold Star. He was honorably discharged on April 26th, 1946. He was awarded the American Area Ribbon, the World War II Victory Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
He taught school at Edinburgh High School for four years. He served as athletic director at Franklin College for two years and was the basketball and baseball coach. He taught at Aurora High School for eight years and taught at Center Grove High School for one year. He served in many different capacities in Warren Township Schools, beginning as a teacher and then assistant principal and later principal at Woodview Junior High School. During his tenure as principal at Woodview, the school was selected as the “Best Junior High School” in the State of Indiana by the North Association of Secondary School Principals.
Following his roles at Woodview, he served as assistant principal at Warren Central High School for two years and then as principal of Creston Junior High School for one year prior to his retirement. He was a faithful member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church near Indianapolis. He was also a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the National Association for Secondary School Principals. He had a great passion for sports, golf, basketball, football, encouraging young people, for patriotism and for his family. He will be remembered for his warm and friendly smile and caring ways.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Jean (Rose) Hickman of Indianapolis; his sons, Bruce Hickman and wife Diana of Indianapolis, David Hickman and wife Debbie of Vevay, Brian Hickman and wife Jean of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, and John Hickman of Indianapolis; his sister, Dorothy Stewart of Phoenix, Arizona; his grandchildren, Amy, Sarah, Ben, Nathaniel, Elliot and Kyle; his aunts, Rebecca Dilts of Rising Sun and Nell Johnson of Elwood, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 14th, by Reverend Donnie Chase at Franklin Road Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Friends may call today (Thursday) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 with burial in Slawson Cemetery in Bennington. Memorial contributions may be made to Slawson Cemetery, Boy Scouts of America Troop #741, or Franklin Road Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Darrell D. Yocum
Darrell D. Yocum, 53, of Moorefield, passed away Friday, February 9th, in Moorefield.
He was born August 23rd, 1953, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Dawson and Junita (Eades) Yocum, who both preceded him in death. He was a 1970 graduate from high school in Somerset, Kentucky and a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Northern Kentucky University.
He was first united in marriage to Karen Waterman and a second marriage was to Susan Kien.
He was owner and operator of Custom Kit Pak in Cincinnati, serving the tri-state area from 1985-1995. He was a former truck driver for Schneider Trucking from 2000-2003, when he became disabled. He was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity at Northern Kentucky University. He enjoyed working on fast cars and motorcycles.
Survivors include his daughter, Monique Smith of Sunman; his stepson, Kevin Dean Roberts of West Chester, Ohio; his special friend who cared for him, Terri Hamilton of Moorefield; his grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor, Cireena, Dakota and Angela; his sisters, Patty Bent of Somerset and Janet Yocum of Lawton, Oklahoma; one niece; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, February 16th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon until service time Friday. Burial services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Dorothy B. McClurg
Dorothy B. (Hammond) McClurg, 77, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, February 6th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born April 26th, 1929, in Madison, the daughter of Angus B. and Doris (Brown) Hammond, who both preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage to Charles Johann. A second marriage was to Charles Harsin and a third marriage was to Kenneth McClurg, Sr.
She was employed as a machine operator for 37 years with the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay. She enjoyed cooking, watching television and her bowling league. She had resided in Jefferson and Switzerland counties most all of her life.
Survivors include her daughters, Tharsilla Jo Dunn and husband Art of Madison, Kathleen Nail of Indianapolis and Charlene Rowlett and husband Dennis of Moorefield; her sons, Kenneth McClurg, Jr., and wife Jenny of Vevay and Michael David Scudder and wife Jacquie of Indianapolis; her grandchildren, Chad, Jeffrey, Timothy, Michael, Barry, Myra, Toby, Chris, Mellisa and Jason; her great-grandchildren, Tyler, Landon, Alliyah, Dakota, Aaron, Alex, Nicholas, Rachel, Dylan, Ashley and Diserae; and her sister, Jean Chambers of Arcadia, California.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Jean Harsin; and her sister, Betty Jackson.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 9th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.