Obituaries 5-12-16


Wayne Caplinger

Harold Wayne Caplinger, 85, of Rising Sun, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, May 9th, 2016 ,at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Wayne was born in Greensburg, Indiana, on February 8th, 1931, the son of the late Dorothy (Shanks) and Harold Thorton Caplinger. He was a graduate of Milan High School Class of 1948.

Wayne served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force as a Airman 1st Class during the Korean War. He was an excellent basketball player in high school and also played for the Air Force traveling team.

On October 1st, 1949 in Rising Sun, he married Norma Jean (Foutty) Caplinger who survives him. Wayne and Jean were married over 66 years.

Wayne was the Plant Superintendent at the Corrugated Box Factory in Aurora, Indiana, where he worked for 37 years. He and his wife Jean also operated the Rising Sun Dairy Queen for 20 years.

Wayne was a member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Rising Sun American Legion and the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge. Wayne, along with Bill Doer, were the first to broadcast ball games on WSCH.

In addition to his loving wife Jean, Wayne is survived by a son: Thomas Wayne Caplinger, of Dayton, Ohio; by five grandchildren: Jerri Lynn Jackson (Ronald), Michelle Caplinger, Rachel Webb (Jim), Tom Caplinger and Kristen Earls (Brian); and by his great-grandchildren: Shelby, Derek, Aulden, Dillon, Marla Jo, Bella and Jaxon.

He is also survived by his brothers: Larry Caplinger (Faye) of Florence, Kentucky and Gary Caplinger (Pam) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by sister Sondra Gurley of Rising Sun; by sisters-in-law JoAnn Caplinger and Mary Foutty of Rising Sun; and by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by his son Jerry Caplinger in 1969; and brother Herschal Caplinger.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, May 13th, at 11 a.m. at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Friends are invited to call Thursday, May 12th from 5-8 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion or Ohio County Rescue.

George Mangold

George Bernard Mangold, age 88, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 4th, 2016, at the Life Care of Columbia in Columbia, Tennessee.

George entered this life on December 16th, 1927, in Hickman, Kentucky, the loving son of the late George Bernard, Sr. and Nell O. (Wedding) Mangold. He was raised in Hickman, Kentucky where he was a 1946 graduate of the Hickman High School.

George was inducted into the United States Army on September 15th, 1950 in Owensboro, Kentucky, serving during the Korean War. George was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on September 14th, 1952 in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

George was united in marriage on October 3rd, 1953, at the St. Lawrence Parish in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Helen Bernice Voss, and to this union arrived six sons and a daughter to bless their home. George and Helen shared nearly 54 years of marriage together until Helen passed away on May 14th, 2007.

In 1960, George earned his degree in engineering from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a former Engineering Assistant for General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1953 to 1971. George was a former Supervisor for Randall Textron in Vevay, from 1971 to 1973. George was employed as a Night Shift Supervisor for Kawneer in Carrollton, Kentucky, from 1973 to 1975. He was also a former Shuttle Bus Driver for Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana, from 1986 to 2005.

George was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, Scout Troop #227 of Cincinnati, Ohio and the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. George was a Scout Master for Scout Troop #227 of Cincinnati, Ohio and received the Order of the Arrow from the scouts and received the St. George Scouting Award. He also received from the State of Indiana an award for tourism. George enjoyed farming and spending time with his family and friends and was very active at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church where he was a faithful member.

George will be dearly missed by his daughter: Rosemarie Pavy of Columbia, Tennessee; his sons: Michael Mangold of Vevay; Mark Mangold of Vevay; Steve Mangold of Vevay; Dan Mangold and his wife: Lucinda of Vevay; and Jeff Mangold and his companion: Deanna Deputy of Madison; his grandchildren: Chris, Pat, Matthew, Robert, Kyle, Glenn, Sherry, Stephanie, Andrea, Jessica, Taylor, Lindsey and Breanna; his 40-great-grandchildren and his great-great-grandchild.

He will also be missed by his brother: Charles Mangold of Memphis, Tennessee; his sister: Charlotte Garrigan of Hickman, Kentucky; his sister-in-law: Emma Jo Mangold of Somerset, Kentucky; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: George Bernard, Sr. and Nell O. (Wedding) Mangold; his wife: Helen B. (Voss) Mangold, who died on May 14th, 2007; his son: Richard Mangold; his brother: Chris Mangold; and his sisters: Geneva Mangold, Mary Thomas Mangold and Anna Lysko.

Funeral Mass was conducted Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, by Father John A. Meyer, Father Christopher Craig and Father Don Buchanan, at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church, North Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, May 9th, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. The rosary was prayed on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either in the form of a Mass; to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Helen Whitaker

Helen Louise Whitaker, 90, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Helen was born in Dillsboro, Indiana, on June 4th, 1925, the daughter of the late Nettie (Vinson) and Frank Weiss. She spent her life in the Dillsboro community and was a 1943 graduate of Dillsboro High School.

After attending business school in Cincinnati, she worked as a secretary at Seagram’s Distillery for two years.

On March 18th, 1945 in Dillsboro, she married Robert Worth Whitaker. Helen and Robert operated Whitaker’s Meat Market and Slaughter House in Dillsboro for several years. They also ran the family farm together. Helen and Robert were married 47 years until his passing in 1992.

She was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church and had attended the Rising Sun United Methodist Church the last several years. Helen enjoyed sewing, crocheting, making dolls and reading. She also liked gardening and working outside.

Helen is survived by a daughter: Becky Busse, of Dillsboro, Indiana; by two grandsons: Brent Busse (Kelly) of Dillsboro and John Busse (Beth) of Bright, Indiana; by three great-grandchildren: Steven Busse of Arizona; Jordan Busse of Bright, Indiana; and Alan Busse of Dillsboro, Indiana; and by two nephews and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Robert Whitaker; and by a brother, Walter Weiss.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 11th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Gregory Waggoner officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday prior to the beginning the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial was at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church or Dillsboro Emergency Unit.