Katherine Mary “Kathy” Heitz Hyden, 59, of Madison, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, May 18th, 2015, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born November 5th, 1954, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Karl and Virginia Stucker Heitz. She was raised in Madison and graduated school there. She also received her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate as well.
Kathy was united in marriage on August 19th, 1972, to John A. “Pete” Hayes at St. Mary Catholic Church and this union was blessed with one son, John, Sr.
Kathy was united in marriage on October 26th, 1979, to Donald Wayne Hyden in Spring Mill, Tennessee.
She had worked early in life at Pizza King, 3-D Department Store, TG & Y Department Store, car sales for Demaree Motors, McCubbin Motors and Jim Hadley Chevrolet. She had worked since December 10th, 2006, as a zone merchandise supervisor for the Madison Walmart. Kathy was raised Catholic and was a Christian. She was happily awaiting the birth of her first great-granddaughter. She enjoyed playing bingo, hummingbirds, fishing, and gambling.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Donald Wayne Hyden of Madison; her son, John Hayes, Sr., of Florence; her grandchildren, Julia Catherine Henderson, Trisston Hunter Hayes, John Hayes, Jr., Jackson Wayne Hayes, Douglas Pedraza, Courtney Pedraza, Chance Grubbs; her loving father, Karl Heitz of Madison; her loving mother, Virginia Stucker Heitz of Madison; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Freddie and Charlotte Carlisle of Madison; her sister, Toni Carpenter and her husband, Bobby of Madison; her two brothers, Robert Angelo Heitz and Steven Wayne Heitz and his wife, Delores, all of Madison; her nieces and nephews, April Michelle Royalty, Nissa Ann Royalty, Douglas Segar Carpenter and Steven Wayne Heitz; her great-nephews and great-nieces, Kirland Darren Royalty, Letha Mae Baker and Brady Douglas Royalty; several aunts, uncles and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Carl Douglas Heitz; her paternal grandparents, Henry and Mildred Heitz; and her maternal grandparents, Isom and Alda Mae Stucker
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 21st, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Pastor Joe Lamson officiating. Interment was in Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the King’s Daughters’ Cancer Center. Online condolences my be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Frederick Lyston “Teddy” Jennings, 82, of Vevay, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, May 18th, 2014, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born May 15th, 1932, in Vevay, the son of Terrence M. “Terry” and Helen Cotton (Snyder) Jennings. He was raised in Vevay, where he was a 1950 graduate of Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on April 28th, 1952, in Indianapolis, serving during the Korean War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman First Class on April 27th, 1956, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
He was united in marriage to Martha Ann (Ayler) Sloan. Unto this union a son arrived to bless their home.
He was a life member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Teddy resided in the Vevay community all his life and will be remembered for his love of woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his son, Fredrick Michael Jennings and wife Crystal of Vevay; his granddaughter, Krystal Dawn Gravely and husband Richard of Alaska; and his two step-granddaughters, Kayla Hall and Courtney Hall.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Terrence M. “Terry” Jennings on May 10th, 1992 and Helen Cotton (Snyder) Jennings on March 30th, 1995; and his brother, Michael Jennings.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24th, with interment in Vevay Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Relief Fund or Vevay VFW Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Ralph R. “Bud” Baxter, 81, of Aurora, passed away Sunday, May 18th, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was born Tuesday, January 10th, 1933, in Aurora, the son of the late Ralph Baxter and the late Ruby Flemming Baxter. Bud served his country during the Korean Conflict as a member of the United States Army. He worked as a supervisor for Chevron, retiring after over 30 years of service.
He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora, where he served as Deacon. Bud’s faith was very important to him. He enjoyed woodworking with “BJ”. He made over 150 wooden “Jesus” signs and gave them to friends, family and anyone who wanted one. He was one of the founders of Pee Wee League Football. He will be missed by all of his family, his “Church family” and many friends.
Surviving are his wife of almost 28 years, Betty Joanne “B.J.” Baxter of Aurora; his daughters, Vicki (Marvin) Benning of Sunman, Indiana, and Jo Ann Baxter of Aurora; his sister, Marjorie Ryle of Aurora; his grandchildren, Michelle Hiltenbeitel, Brittany Schwartz, Trevor Baxter and Logan Baxter; his great-grandchildren, Shelby, Makayla and Noah Hiltenbeitel and Josie Schwartz.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Nell Robinson Baxter; and his sister, Rosalie Berkley.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road in Aurora Thursday, May 22nd, at 11 a.m. with Pastor William Secrest officiating. Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery in Aurora. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local veterans service organizations.
Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Aurora, P.A.W.S.or the Aurora Fire Department. Please call the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora at (812) 926-1450 and the family will be notified of your donation with a card. (Checks can be made to the selected charity and mailed to the funeral home, if not attending the services.)
Sally Mae (Cole) Thompson, 64, of Vevay, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 18th, 2014, at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born April 30th, 1950, in Milan, the daughter of William J. Cole and Elizabeth Jean “Betty” (Knight) Shannon. She was raised in Redmon, Illinois, where she graduated high school and attended the Lakeland Junior College in Danville, Illinois.
Sally was united in marriage on June 27th, 1970, at the Methodist Church in Redmon, Illinois, to Jerry E. Thompson, who passed away in February, 2001.
Sally was employed as a CNA for the Paris Health Care Center in Paris, Illinois. Sally enjoyed volunteering her time as long as her health permitted. She volunteered for the Relay for Life and for many nursing home facilities. She was a member of the Florence Church of Christ. She resided in the Vevay community the past 21 years. Sally enjoyed teaching Sunday School and Children’s Church, supporting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Lakota Indian School.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, William J. Cole and wife Mary of Aurora; her seven brothers, James Alan Shannon of Paris, Illinois, Robert Lee Shannon of Paris, Illinois, Edward Eugene Shannon of Vevay, William Patrick Cole of Aurora, James Stanley Cole of Indianapolis, John Mark Cole of Aurora, Daniel Martin Cole of Aurora; her two sisters, Ruth Ann Twigg of Danville, Illlinois and Sandra Jean Otter of Vevay; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in deah by her mother, Elizabeth Jean “Betty” (Knight) Shannon on October 30th, 2012; and her stepfather, James Sherman Shannon.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 21st, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Brother Roy Duckworth officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolence may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Donald Hon, Jr.
Donald Ray “Donnie” Hon, Jr., 38, of near Quercus Grove, passed away at 3:43 p.m. Monday, My 19th, 2014, at University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He was born February 6th, 1976, in Madison, the son of Donald Ray and Christine (Coghill) Hon, Sr. He was raised near Canaan, where he wa a 1994 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.
Donald was united in marriage on May 16th, 2009, at the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church in Quercus Grove to Marietta Elaine McClure. Donnie and Marietta shared five years of marriage together until his death.
He attended the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Donnie enjoyed fishing, mud trucks, watching redneck comedy, listening to classic country music, spending time with family and friends, especially his cat, Scotch, and his baby nephew, Wyatt.
Survivors include his wife of five years, Marietta Blaine (McClure) Hon near Quercus Grove; his mother, Christine (Coghill) Hon of Carrollton, Kentucky; his mother-in-law, Sharon McClure of Pleasant; his brother, Danny Hon and wife Jamie of Hanover; his three sisters, Loretta Hartley of Madison, Betty Hon of Wellington, Kentucky, Donna Hon and companion Bruce of Campbellsburg, Kentucky; his sister-in-law, Ashley Brinson and husband Matt of Cross Plains; his nephew, Little Wyatt; his two aunts, Sharlene Perkinson and husband Ray of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Jaine Martin and husband Scott of Carrollton, Kentucky; his three uncles, Larry Coghill of Carrollton, Kentucky, Larry Hon of Trimble County, Kentucky, and Danny Hon of Holton, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in deah by his father, Donald Ray Hon, Sr.; his niece, Tonya Middler; his maternal grandparents, Wheeler and Ida Mae (Preston) Coghill; and his paternal grandparents, Raymond and Mary Hon.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, May 22nd) at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Keith Chanley officiating. Interment will be in Macedonia Cemetery near Moorefield.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Donnie Ray Hon, Jr., Memorial Fund to defay funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Nancy B. (Martin) Turner, 64, of Fairview, passed away at 7:15 a.m. Monday, May 19th, 2014, a Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana.
She was born July 25th, 1949, in Addyston, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late Elwood and Mary (Stokoff) Martin. She was raised in Addyston and later moved to Switzerland County where she was a 1968 graduate of Patriot High School.
Nancy was united in marriage on November 21st, 1970, in Vevay, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge, to George Edward Turner. Unto this union a son, Lonnie, arrived to bless their home. Nancy and George shared nearly 44 years of marriage together until her death.
Nancy began her career as an instructional assistant with Jill Hutcherson in the Head Start Program in Patriot in 1969 and at Patriot Elementary School for two years. She retired on April 1st, 2014, as an instructional assistant for the Switzerland County Elementry School in East Enterprise after 32 years of service. Nancy was a 4-H leader for the Kounty Kids Club for 20 years. She resided in the Fairview community since 1982. Nancy enjoyed going o Belterra and collecting hummingbirds.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 44 years, George Edward Turner of Fairview; her son, Lonnie Dale Turner and wife Helen of Fairview; her two sisters, Mary Turner of Rising Sun and Tammy Grigsby of Covington, Kenucky; her broher, Cleatus Martin of Harrison, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Elwood Martin and Timmy Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23rd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverends Ronald Sandidge and Mike Jones officiating. Interment will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, May 22nd).
Memorial contributions may be made to the Patriot Alumni Association Endowment Fund, in care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Onliine condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Louise Ella (Butters) Hizer, 83, of Glencoe, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, May 18th, 2014, at her residence.
She was born in Vevay, on May 31st, 1930, the daughter of the late John and Hyacinth (Rayls) Butters. She graduated from Vevay High School in 1948.
She married the love of her life, Cecil E. Hizer, on June 5th, 1948, at Reverend Walter Peters’ home in Vevay. They were married for 49 years. Cecil died on August 5th, 1997. Her son, Larry Hizer, died on June 18th, 2007 and later a grandson, Tim Hizer, passed in August, 2007. Louise made a loving and caring home for her children. Her happiess was when her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren were there.
Louise was a member of the Grant’s Creek Baptist Church in Rising Sun. After moving to Glencoe, Kentucky, she joined the Oakland Baptist Church there.
Louise leaves her daughter, Diane Wagner and husband Jim of Glencoe, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Ann Marcoux, Ben Hizer, Larry Hizer, Chris Wallace, Staci Allgeyer and Ethan Patton; her great-grandchildren, Adam and Tori Fuhrman, Kelsey Santel, Abby and Ella Wallace, and Sara, Genny, Erin and Lenny Allgeyer, Ben and Bryce Hizer and Memphis Hizer; her great-great-grandchildren, Christopher Brown and Katelyn Santel; her brother, Raymond “Buck” Butters of Cannelton, Indiana; and her sisters, Alice Carr and Marjorie Ford, both of Vevay. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 23rd, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth Hospice. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Carolyn Jean Ashby Day, 71, of Madison, passed away at 2:17 p.m. Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, at her home in Madison.
She was born March 14th, 1943, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Herman Ashby and Eleanor Warren Ashby. She resided in Jefferson County all of her life and attended Madison High School.
Carolyn was united in marriage to Charles E. Day on March 24th, 1965, at the Manville Christian Church. This happy union was blessed with two daughters and three sons.
Carolyn began her employment at the U.S. Shoe Corporation factory in downtown Madison and later became a full time housewife and mother. She was a member of the North Madison Baptist Church, enjoyed gardening, cooking, painting, drawing and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles E. Day of Madison; her two daughters, Cathy Allen and her husband, Derek of Vevay and Stephanie Day of Madison; her three sons, Gregory Edward Day and his wife, Johnetta of Madison, Kevin Daniel Day of Madison and Brian Andrew Day and his wife, Amanda of Madison; her grandchildren, Adam Day, Seth Schafer, Braydan Allen, Sarah Day, Brooke Day, Taylor Day, Faith Day and Shawn Pennington; her great-grandson, Charlie Day; her step-great-grandson, Taylor; her four sisters, Polly Temple and her husband, Darrell of Milton, Kentucky; Marcella Stewart of Madison, Crissy Cox and her husband, Woody of Madison and Pam Scroggins and her husband, Charlie; her two brothers, Billy Warren and his wife, Juanita of Madison and Bobby Ashby of Madison; her sister-in-law, Joyce Ashby of Madison; her brother-in-law, Danny Day and his wife, Connie of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, Herman Ashby and Eleanor Warren Ashby she was preceded in death by her brothers, George Ashby, Charles Ashby and Eddie Ashby.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 17th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, with Pastor Frank McGee officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carolyn Jean Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Virginia S. “Ginger” Stowell, 69, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:33 a.m. Friday, May 16th, 2014, at her residence.
Ginger was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 29th, 1944, the daughter of the late Harold W. and Helen E. (Paris) Looney. She was a graduate of Nathan Hale High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Class of 1962, and received her master’s degree from Oklahoma University. Ginger retired from Jennings County Schools where she worked as a speech and language pathologist. She was a member of the Ohio County Extension Homemakers Club, Red Hat Society, American Speech and Hearing Association, Indianaa Speech and Hearing Association, the Ohio County Garden Club and the Good News Club, where she read to students. She was also a faithful member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.
On August 10th, 1982, she married William “Bill” Stowell, who survives her.
She is also survived by her son, Brett Stowell of Rising Sun; and her two brothers, Harold B. Looney (Patricia) and Ronald S. Looney (Mary Sue), all of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, May 22nd) at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 28th, at Memorial Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ. marklandfuneralhome.com.