Obituaries 6-21-18

1023

Robert ‘Hardly’ McKenzie
Robert Lee “Hardly” McKenzie, age 66, of Vevay, passed away at 7:26 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Hardly entered this life on June 26th, 1951, in Madison, the loving son of the late Leslie McKenzie and Mary Ellen (Cole) McKenzie McClellan. He was a 1970 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.
Hardly was united in marriage on May 24th, 1997, in Vevay, to Lynda Carolyn Dawson. Hardly and Lynda shared 21 years of marriage together until his death.
Hardly was a member of the Local Union No.1393 in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 1998, after 10 years of service. He was a former bartender for Vevay VFW Post #5396 for eight years, Cuzz’s Bar and Boondoggles in Vevay. Hardly owned and operated McKenzie’s Garage in Vevay for the past 19 years. He resided most of his life in the Vevay community.
Hardly was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Auxiliary, Local Union No.1393 of Indianapolis and Local Union No.1142 of Lawrenceburg. Hardly enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and attending car shows.
Hardly will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 21 years, Lynda Carolyn (Dawson) McKenzie of Vevay; his son, Robbie McKenzie and his fiancé Crystal Haas of Madison; his daughter, Heather Cooper of Madison; his step-daughter, Shannan Abrams of Hanover; his step-daughter-in-law, Tina Minch of Moorefield; his grandchildren: Cosmos Cooper, Cordel Minch, Creedence Cooper, Carter McKenzie, Connor McKenzie, Ethan McKenzie, Ashley Harding, Cheyenne Minch and Shawnee Minch; and by his great-grandchildren: Surenitie, Hayden, Aubri, Wesson and Nick.
He will also be greatly missed by his brother, Donald McKenzie and his wife Mardi of Tuttle, Oklahoma; by his sisters, Lona Mathews of Largo, Florida, Betty Scott of Vevay, and Loretta Hayes and her husband Paul of Vevay; by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Judy Kay White of Vevay, Pam Minch of Vevay, Dean Roberts and his wife Corrine of Greenfield, Indiana, Walter Lee Dawson and his wife Debbie of Fortville, Indiana, Melvin Lynn Dawson and his wife Patty of Wisconsin, Herb Dawson and his wife Dorothy of Madison, and Sandy Dawson of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Leslie McKenzie and Mary Ellen (Cole) McKenzie-McClellan; by his step-son, Jeff Minch; by his brothers: Elmer Lloyd “Dumpy” White, Lewis Edward McKenzie, Richard “Rick” McKenzie and Ernest Ray “Ernie” McKenzie; by his half-brother, David “Buck” White; by his nephews, Richard L. “Dick” White and R.J. Mathews; by his nieces, Megan Shelby Hayes and Loni Amber Lynn Turner; by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clyde and Zilpha Dawson; by his step-son-in-law, Edward Joseph “Smokey Joe” Abrams; and by his brothers-in-law: Ronnie Minch and Wayne Dawson.
Memorial services were conducted on Tuesday, June 19th, by Ryan Leach at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday June 19th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Charles ‘Kenny’ Clements
Charles Kenneth “Kenny” Clements, Sr., age 79, of East Enterprise, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, at his residence.
Kenny entered this life on May 4th, 1939, in Switzerland County, the loving son of the late Carroll F. and Gladys P. (Brett) Clements. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1957 graduate of Vevay High School.
Kenny was united in marriage on September 20th, 1958, at the Allensville United Methodist Church, to the late, Lora Mae Ketenbrink and to this union arrived two sons, Charles and Denny to bless their home. Kenny and Lora shared nearly 46 years of marriage together until she passed away on June 3rd, 2004.
He was employed as a truck driver for the Switzerland County Highway Department for several years and as a janitor for the Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise. Kenny enjoyed farming all of his life in Switzerland County. He was a member of the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department, Switzerland County Antique Tractor Club and the Farm Club of Southeastern Indiana. Kenny attended the Florence Church of Christ. Kenny enjoyed antique tractors and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Kenny is survived by his sons, Charles Clements, Jr. and Christine of Vevay and Denny Clements and his wife Kelly of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Clint Clements, Joshua Clements and his wife Hannah, Jonathan Clements and his wife Carley, and Silvia Kollman and her husband Andrew; by his great-grandchildren: Cory, Gracii, Danielle, Wesley, Harlan, Lane and Charlotte; by his brother-in-law, Clarence E. Wentworth of New Albany, Indiana; by his nephews, Michael Macrander and his wife Connie of Lexington, Indiana and Gayle Macrander and his wife Janet Kay of Brooksburg, Indiana; and his niece, Susie Quick of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll F. Clements, who died on October 5th, 1992 and Gladys P. (Brett) Clements, who died on November 23rd, 1997; by his wife, Lora Mae (Ketenbrink) Clements, who died on June 3rd, 2004; by his sisters: Carol Jean Wentworth, who died on June 3rd, 2000 and Frances Kay Humphrey, who died on February 22nd, 2002; and his brother-in-law, Charles “Chuck” Humphrey, who died on January 16th, 2004.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 19th, by Reverend Mike Sawalich at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, June 18th, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Switzerland County Antique Tractor Club. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Brenda Phillips-Hogston
Brenda Kay (Webster) Phillips-Hogston, age 64, of Patriot, passed away at 8:09 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Brenda entered this life on August 5th, 1953, in Vanceburg, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late J.B. and Lillian (Dixon) Webster. She was a graduate of the Western Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Since the age of 18, Brenda was a nurses aide for several years in Clifton, Ohio. She resided in Portsmouth, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Warsaw, Kentucky.
In 2013, Brenda and her family moved to the Patriot community, where she resided until her passing. Brenda enjoyed gardening and will be deeply missed by her loving family.
Brenda will be missed by her daughter, Robin Phillips of Batavia, Ohio; by her grandchildren: Jeffery Phillips, Jr. of Patriot, Chelsea Mae Phillips of Cincinnati, Ohio, Stephanie Wilson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amber Adkins of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ashley Adkins of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jennifer Adkins of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her sister, Teresa Earls of Patriot; and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Lillian (Dixon) Webster; and by her son, Jeffery Phillips, Sr., who died in 2010, and Kenny Monroe, who died in 2016.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 18th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends were invited to call on the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Roy ‘Eddie’ Konkle
Roy Edward “Eddie” Konkle, age 76, of Lamb, Indiana, passed away at 9:33 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Eddie entered this life on April 25th, 1942, in Spring Branch in Switzerland County, the loving son of, Lewis Edward and Lucille (Knox) Konkle. He was raised in Switzerland County, and attended the Vevay High School.
Eddie was united in marriage to the love of his life, Sandra “Jo” Stevens on August 31st, 1962, at the New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Steven and Alan Konkle. Eddie and Jo shared nearly 56 years of marriage together until he went to be with his Lord and Savior.
Eddie was employed for Conn Organ in Madison, U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and worked for Warren Works Feed Mill in East Enterprise. He also was employed as a truck driver for the Switzerland County Highway Department. Eddie farmed all of his life in Switzerland County and enjoyed buying and selling Belgian horses and hauling cattle.
He was a faithful member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, where he was an usher. Eddie will be deeply missed by his loving family, friends and his community.
Eddie is survived by his loving wife of nearly 56 years, Sandra “Jo” (Stevens) Konkle of Lamb; his sons: Steven Konkle and his wife Janie of Vevay and Alan Konkle and his wife Angel of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Alisha Konkle, Kayla Cornett and her husband Jake, Kyle Konkle and his friend, Alysa Parr, Kelsi Konkle and Tyler Konkle; by his mother, Lucille (Knox) Konkle of Vevay; by his brother, William Lee “Bill” Konkle of Vevay; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Nelson Ray “Nick” Stevens and his wife, Cynthia of Delhi, Ohio and Todd Eric Stevens and his wife, Darlene of East Enterprise; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis Edward Konkle, who died on February 7th, 2013; by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale Stevens, who died on September 21st, 2015 and Elberta M. “Bertie” (Whitham) Stevens, who died on July 31st, 2015; and by his sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Dickason) Konkle, who died on July 1st, 2011.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, June 17th, by Reverend C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, June 16th, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Loretta ‘Betty’ Hensley
Loretta “Betty” (Bishop) Hensley , age 76, of Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away on Saturday June 16, 2018, at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Betty entered this life on January 13, 1942, in Pineville, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, Everett Bishop and Evelyn (Napier) Hamilton. She was raised in Pineville, Kentucky where she was a 1959 graduate of the Pineville High School. Betty was a former waitress for Chili Time Restaurant in St. Bernard, Ohio, retiring in 2008, after 33 years of service. She resided in Cincinnati, Ohio and for the past nine years in the Rising Sun community. Betty enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading.
Betty will be deeply missed by her children, Bill Bingham of Aurora, IN, Lee Allen and her husband: Don of Rising Sun, Nancy Hensley of Rising Sun, Bobby Hensley and his wife: Monica of Vevay and Jody Hensley of Florence, IN; her grandchildren, Ben, Alex, Meghan, Lydia, Ethan, Jacqueline and Raychel; her great-grandson, Logan; her sisters, Juanita Brothers of Georgetown, KY, Sheila Lynette of Greensburg, IN, Melvina Wellbrock of Cincinnati, OH and Sandy Vierling of Cincinnati, OH; her brothers, Earl Jackson of East Enterprise, IN, Benny Jackson of East Enterprise, IN, Pastor David Jackson of Cincinnati, OH, Harold “Harry” Jackson of West Harrison, IN and Howard “Pete” Jackson of East Enterprise, IN; her sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Jackson of Rising Sun and Donna Bishop of Rising Sun and her numerous nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Bishop and Evelyn (Napier) Hamilton; her brothers, Herbert Bishop, Leon Jackson, Jr. and Renfro “Tubby” Bishop and her sister-in-law, Judith D. Jackson.
 Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 20, 2018, by Rev. Don Allen, Jr. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. 
  Interment was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Ronald Eugene Whitham
Ronald Eugene Whitham, 80, of Dillsboro, IN (formerly of Lake Alfred, FL) passed on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at his residence. Ronald was born at home in Florence, Indiana in Switzerland County on July 10, 1937 to Harold Leroy Whitham and Myrtle Mabel (Slack) Whitham. He was their first born. Ronald attended Rising Sun schools, graduating in 1955. Ron enjoyed telling stories of his youth where he worked at Draut’s Ideal Restaurant from the age of nine, sweeping floors, stocking the soda machine, washing dishes and helping in the kitchen. There he watched the cooks and in addition to his mother’s tutelage in the kitchen gained a love for cooking and baking. As a teenager he went to work at his father’s service station before entering the Air Force after his high school graduation and serving for four years. Ron was a former member of the Rising Sun Fire Department and Rising Sun Life Squad. Over the years he held, many positions in sales and management which took him across the country and finally landed in Florida where he and his wife, Sherley enjoyed 18 years of retirement. Ron loved to tell stories of his many adventures to the great pleasure of his audiences.
Surviving is his loving wife of 45 years, Sherley May Whitham, his daughter, Alecia (David “Woody”) Fryman of Dillsboro, and step-sons, Terry (Bonnie) Brown of North Carolina and Robert Brown of Hebron, KY, daughter-in-law, Doris Whitham of Walton, KY, sister, Rita (Kenneth) Ashcraft of Rising Sun and brother, Larry (JoAnn Pence) Whitham of Indianapolis, IN. He and Sherley were blessed with 11 grandchildren; Shane, Tony, Keenen, Chris, Kasey, Alissa, Stacey, Melanie, Nicole, Joel and Brandon and 16 great grandchildren; Chase, Anna, Avery, Alexa, Richard, Kada, Kole, Holden, Olivia, Collin, Abigail, Braedon, Taylor, Benjamin, Aiden and Edie. Preceding him in death are his parents, and his son, Steven Jay Whitham and a step-daughter, Judith Brown Simpson.
A celebration of Ronald’s life was held Wednesday, June 20th at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. A time of fellowship with family and friends followed. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association Indiana Chapter. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family. marklandfuneralhome.com

Jim Levell
Mr. James Samuel “Jim” Levell, age 95, of Vevay, Indiana. Jim passed away at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.
He entered this life on August 22, 1922, in Ripley County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Leslie and Blanche (Scroggins) Levell. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he attended school. Jim was united in marriage on November 8, 1942, in Patriot, Indiana, to the late, Juanita Sigmon and to this union arrived a daughter, Teresa and sons, James and Roger to bless their home. Jim and Juanita shared 66 years of marriage together until she passed away on December 4, 2008. Jim was inducted into the United States Army on December 14, 1942, in Harrison, Indiana, serving during World War II. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Jim was honorably discharged with the rank of Technician 5 on April 6, 1946, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He was employed for Charlestown Powder Plant until 1942 and was later employed for Fernald in Hamilton, Ohio, from 1958 to 1960. Jim was employed as an artillery repairman for Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, Indiana, retiring in 1982, after 30 years of service. Jim farmed in Allensville, Indiana, until they moved to the Vevay community in 1976, where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Switzerland Baptist Church.  
Jim is survived by his daughter, Teresa Ann Levell of Vevay; his sons, James Ronald Levell and his wife: Peggy of Oxnard, CA and Roger Dale Levell and his wife: Sally of Gulf Shores, AL; his grandchildren, Joseph Levell and his wife: Michelle, Summer Williams and her husband: Ray, Christopher Levell and his companion: Chrissy, Matthew Levell and his wife: Brooke and Keara Levell; his great-grandchildren, Christopher Levell, Jr., Christian Levell, Ember Sky Williams, Corbin Williams, Chase Williams, Madalyn Grace Levell, Grayson James Levell, Hudson Matthew Levell, Josiah Levell and Isabella Levell and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Blanche (Croggins) Levell; his wife, Juanita (Sigmon) Levell, died December 4, 2008; his brothers, Robert and Cecil Levell and his sister, Mary Belle Birge.
  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
  Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.
  Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, Paralyzed Veterans of America or Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Leona Marie Ware
Leona Marie Ware, 59, of Patriot, IN, passed away at 08:47 a.m., Thursday, June 14th, at Leconte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN. Leona was born in Indianapolis, IN on May 5, 1959, a daughter of the late Betty Marie (Pringle) and Leonard Swango. Leona attended Switzerland County High School. She worked at Graham Packaging in Florence, KY. Leona was the wife of Dimmett “Eddie” Ware. Leona and Eddie were married at the Patriot Baptist Church on May 5th, 1982. Leona loved her family and all were welcome in her home.
Leona is also survived by her husband, Eddie Ware, of Patriot; by two daughters, Angelena Colen (Shawn), of Patriot and Kendra Waterman (Steve), of N. Palm Beach, FL; by grandchildren; Tyler, Raven, Keegan, Whyatt and Morgan; by three sisters, Della Poore, of Indianapolis, IN; Linda Julian, of Missouri and Betty Jo Swango, of Patriot; by four brothers, Lawrence Johnson, of NM; David Kerby, of AL; Robert Pringle, of Seattle, WA and Vernon Swango, of East Enterprise, IN; by sister-in-law Bonnie Robinson, of OH.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June19th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial was at Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial donations may be made to the family or charity of choice.

Beulah “Bootie” Thornton
Mrs. Beulah Ann “Bootie” (Chase) Thornton, age 75, of Vevay, Indiana, passed away with her loving family by her side at 2:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay. She entered this life on October 22, 1942, the loving daughter of the late, Clarence and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase. She was raised in Florence, Indiana and was a 1961 graduate of the Vevay High School. Bootie was united in marriage on February 8, 1964, in Vevay, to the late, Ronald Curtis Thornton and to this union arrived a son, Gregory and a daughter, Lorri to bless their home. Bootie and Ronald shared over 48 years of marriage together until Ronald passed away on September 24, 2012.
She was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay for 20 years. Bootie was a former clerk for the Five and Dime Store for two years and for Vevay Shop Quik, retiring after 22 years of service. She was a former member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter 407 and was a member of the Florence Church of Christ. Bootie resided all of her life in Vevay. Bootie enjoyed going to the casino, fishing, camping and spending time with her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter. Bootie will be deeply missed by her loving family.  Bootie is survived by her son, Gregory Dean Thornton and his wife: Chantelle of Vevay; her granddaughter, Ashley Wykoff and her husband: Korey of Vevay; her grandson, Adam Curtis Thornton and his wife: Shelby of Vevay; her great-granddaughter, Paisley Thornton of Vevay; her sisters, Betty Raisor of Moores Hill, IN and Elizabeth “Liz” Little of Florence, IN; her brother, Clarence “Buster” Chase, Jr. and his wife: Norma of Vevay, and her several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mary Ellen (Reed) Chase; her daughter, Lorri Lee Sullivan; her sisters, Leo “Ike” Chase, Viola “Sis” Gregory, Cora Wilson, Geraldine Peters and Ruth Romans and her brothers, Donald Lee and Paul Vernon Chase.
  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 1:00 pm, by Bro. Jeremiah Haynes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. 
  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.
  Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Florence Church of Christ or Switzerland County Masonic Lodge No.122 F&AM. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com