Obituaries 5-29-14


John Marksberry

John Leonard Marksberry, 77, of Indianapolis, formerly of Hamilton, Ohio and Quercus Grove, passed away Thursday, May 22nd, 2014.

He was born Saturday, May 15th, 1937, in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of the late Charles Marksberry and the late Regina VonPlueren Marksberry. John worked as a millwright for Fernald, retiring after over 18 years of service. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree. He enjoyed working with his hands, woodworking, as well as stone work. John liked to rabbit hunt and fish, and he also raised and trained horses.

Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Helen Darlene Marksberry; his children, Victoria (Blake) Green of Indianapolis, Kurt (Bobbi) Marksberry of Vevay; his grandchildren, Timothy Broering, Blakelynn Green, Alisa Green and Lauren Marksberry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Jeanette Black and Charlotte Ashton.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, May 28th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora, with Father Stephen Donahue officiating. A bereavement meal followed the Mass. Interment followed in the St. Stephens Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio.

Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s School. Please call the funeral home office 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 Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora.


Daisy Croxton

Daisy Irene Beech Croxton, 81, of Hanover, passed away at 1:58 p.m. Sunday, May 25th, 2014, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.

She was born December 8th, 1932, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late George A. and Ruby Mikesell Beech. Her mother died in February, 1935, and she was then raised by her stepmother, Thelma Mikesell Beech.

Daisy was united in marriage on May 27th, 1949, to Donald R. Croxton in Jeffersonville. This happy union was blessed with one son and three daughters.

She was a very active and faithful member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church. She enjoyed helping her late husband in business and had served as secretary for Croxton Lincoln and Mercury in Hanover and Madison. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband and wintering in Naples, Florida and attending Gulf Shore Baptist Church there. Daisy was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Gary Wayne Croxton and his wife, Becky of Milton, Kentucky; her two daughters, Doncella Croxton of Madison, Dawn Croxton-Ongkiko and her husband, Frank of Joliet, Illinois; her grandchildren, Christina Butters, Misty and J.C. Cassidy; Scott and Amanda Goode; DeDe and Josh Taylor; Kristen Croxton; Lily, Mario and Micah Ongkiko; her great-grandchildren, Risen, Kiernyn and Kyan Cassidy; Robert Goode; Cora Spieth; Kota Bear Croxton Perry; and Mary Skylar Taylor; her brother, Jerry Beech and his companion, Dinah Handlon of Madison; her sister, Anna Hannah of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, George A. Beech on July 25th, 1972; her mother, Ruby Mikesell Beech, on February, 1935; her stepmother who raised her, Thelma Irene Mikesell Beech, on February 5th, 2008; her husband of 60 years, Donald R. Croxton on September 15th, 2009; her daughter, Linda Lou Croxton, in 1951; her brothers, Robert W., Charles F., and George W. Beech, Jr.; and her sister, Louise Beech Stockdale

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, with Pastor J.D. Traylor officiating. Interment was in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Helen Marie Holland

Helen Marie Crider Ferguson Holland, 86, of Hanover, formerly of Madison, passed away Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at 10:50 a.m. at Thornton Terrace Health Campus, Hanover, Indiana.

She was born August 9th, 1927, in Deputy, Indiana, the daughter of George and Susan Wynn Crider.

She was raised in Deputy and attended school there. She later received her GED and was proud of that accomplishment and had attended Ivy Tech. Helen was united in marriage on October 16th, 1943 to Floyd V. Ferguson in Madison, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with six sons and a daughter. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, NARFE and Hebron Baptist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed puzzles, cross word puzzles, gardening and sewing. Helen was united in marriage on June 13th, 2008 to Houston Holland in Versailles.

She is survived by her four sons: Stephen Ferguson of Madison, Indiana; Reverend Dennis and his wife Reverend Vera Ferguson of North Vernon, Indiana; Bradley Ferguson and his wife, Sheila of Dupont, Indiana; Jonathon Ferguson and his wife, Stacey of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Dana, David, Brenden, Joel, Alexander, Cami, Sam, Matthew, Timothy, and Michael; her great grandchildren: Jacob, Marie and David Jr.; her sister: Katherine Phillips of Deputy, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Susan Wynn Crider, her husband of 55 years, Floyd V. Ferguson, who died on December 10th, 1998; her second husband, Houston Holland, who died on February 15th, 2011; her sons: Samuel George Ferguson and Daniel Ferguson; her daughter: Susan Ferguson; her brothers: Willard Ray, Fred Hayes, Delmer and Leroy Crider; and her sisters: Cora Fields, Lillie Stidham and Fannie Freeze.

Funeral Services will be held today (Thursday, May 29th, 2014) at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana, with Pastor Dennis Bickers and Reverend Vera Ferguson officiating. Internment will be in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

Friends may call today (Thursday) from noon until the time of service at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

The family requests memorials in memory of Helen to the Donor’s Favorite Charity, contribution cards will be available at the funeral home.

Carol Ann Tevis

Mrs. Carol Ann (Hennon) Tevis, age 73, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on March 21st, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late, Lloyd J. and Grace E. (Hamilton) Hennon. She was raised in Madison, Indiana, where she attended school and had resided in the Moorefield Community, since 1984. Carol was united in marriage on December 18th, 1977, in Bedford, Kentucky, to Robert L. “Bob” Tevis. Carol and Bob shared nearly 37 years of marriage together until her death. She was employed in the Kitchen and House Keeping Departments for the Ogle Haus Inn in Vevay, Indiana, retiring after three years of service. Carol was a member of the North United Methodist Church in Madison, Indiana. She will be remembered for her love of her dogs and listening to Ham Radio. Carol died at 6:40 a.m., Monday, May 26th, 2014, at the Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.

Carol will be missed by her husband of nearly 37 years: Robert L. “Bob” Tevis of Moorefield, Indiana; her daughter: Julie Montfort and her husband: Roy of Frankfort, Kentucky; her sons: Jeff Welch of Chicago, Illinois, Buddy Tyrrell of Madison, Indiana; her step-sons: Steve Tevis and his wife: Julie of Reading, Pennsylvania, Mark Tevis and his wife: Della of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Michael Tevis of Reading, Pennsylvania; Rob Tevis and his wife: Rennie of Reading, Pennsylvania; her 12-grandchildren; her nine-great-grandchildren; her brothers: Larry Norris of Louisville, Ohio; Vaughan Mohler of Canton, Ohio; Allen Mohler of Canton, Ohio; her sisters: Vicki Mohler of Canton, Ohio; Theresa Griffin of Canton, Ohio; Viola Evans of Uniontown, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Lloyd J. and Grace E. (Hamilton) Hennon; her birth parents: Clara (Williams) Mohler and John Price; her brother: Terry Mohler. Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday, May 29th, 2014), at 10 a.m., by Pastor K.C. Banta, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana

Memorial contributions may be made to Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department First Responders. Cards are available at the funeral home.