Obituaries 6-25-15


Bradley Bromwell

Bradley Bromwell, 84, of Columbus, passed away Friday, June 19th, 2015, at his residence.

He was born January 7th, 1931, in Switzerland County, the son of the late Bryan and Helen (Boyd) Bromwell.

Bradley was united in marriage on March 14th, 1954, to the late Mildred L. “Minnie” Smith. Bradley and Minnie shared 14 years of marriage together until she passed away on February 16th, 1968.

Bradley was later united in marriage on August 25th, 1969, in Columbus, to the late Gretta Lee Pratt. Bradley and Gretta shared nearly 44 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 7th, 2013.

Mr. Bromwell owned and operated Brad’s Home Furnishings in Columbus and Vevay since 1957. He regularly attended the New Hope Christian Church in Columbus. He was a world traveler and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his daughter, Ann Bromwell and her companion Floyd Hubbard of Columbus; his stepson, Patrick Collier and wife Phyllis of Vevay; his stepdaughter, Cathy Hart and husband Mike of Vevay; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his brother-in-law, Earl Keith Buchanan of Canaan.

Besides his parents; his first wife, Minnie Smith Bromwell; and his second wife, Gretta Pratt Bromwell, he was also preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bromwell, on June 4th, 1954; his stepdaughter, Lee Ann Moore; his stepson-in-law, John “Terry” Ackerman, on October 13th, 1993; and his three sisters: Shirley Hewitt, Carolyn Bromwell and Melva Dean Buchanan

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Interment was in the Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation was held Monday, June 22nd, at the Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus. Visitation was held at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay Tuesday evening, June 23rd.

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

Dee Bennett

Dealton Froman “Dee” Bennett, 92, of Madison, passed away at 7:52 a.m., Sunday, June 21st, 2015, at his home.

He was born November 16th, 1922, in Switzerland County, near Markland, the loving son of the late, Clarence W. and Hazel Marie Froman Bennett. He resided in Switzerland County until the age of 15 when he moved to Madison. Dee attended the Center Square Church of Christ in Center Square. On March 15th, 1943, he was inducted into the United States Army during World War II. He rose to the rank of Private First Class serving in Battery B 770th Field Artillery Battalion. He fought in the battles and campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland. He was wounded in March, 1945, in Germany. Dee was honorably discharged on January 6th, 1946, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, receiving the EAME Theater Medal with four bronze battles stars; American Theater Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart.

Dee was united in marriage in 1946, to Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Green. Dee and Betty shared 52 years of marriage together until her death on July 5th, 1998.

Dee worked as an iron worker from 1946-1949. In 1949, he became the owner and operator of Bennett Tow Boat Service and also owned and operated Bennett Marine Service on the Madison riverfront until his death. He enjoyed his beautiful home overlooking the Ohio River on the corner of South Walnut Street and Vaughn Drive. You would often hear the horns as he blew them as the boats passed by. Dee was a member of the American Legion Jefferson Post 9, the Madison VFW Post 1969 and the Madison Elks Lodge No. 524. Dee and Betty were a fashionable couple who enjoyed the many social events they attended together. Dee loved the Ohio River, socializing and was an avid entrepreneur.

He is survived by his sister, Marietta Mae Bennett Lester of Vevay; his brother, Gary Bennett of Center Square; his nephews and nieces, Charles Lester, Denver Lester, Roger Lester, William C. Bennett, Jr., Jody Bennett, Jill Bennett, and Eddie Bennett; his caregivers, Debbie Stultz and Iris Perkinson; several great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence W. Bennett, on January 28th, 1981; his mother, Hazel Marie Froman Bennett, on May 11th, 1931; his stepmother, Lena G. Bennett, on June 10th, 2005, his wife of 52 years, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Green Bennett, on July 5th, 1998; his brothers, Stanley H. Bennett, on October 24th, 2000; Gerald Bennett and William Copeland “Bill” Bennett, Sr., on April 25th, 2008; his cousin who was like a brother, Earl L. Bennett, on August 15th, 1992; and his best friend, Joe E. Ricketts, on December 14th, 2009.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25th, at 11 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Pastor Mike Straub officiating. Interment will be in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Friends may call today, (Thursday) from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

SPECIAL SERVICES: A final salute will be conducted on Thursday June 25th, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion with full honors to follow at the Moffett Cemetery by the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. The procession will follow the Madison Riverfront and pause at the Bennett home for the final blowing of the horns in honor of Dee.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dee to Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Leland Roberts

Leland King “Shorty” Roberts, 86, of rural New Castle died Saturday morning, June 20th, 2015, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, on September 12th, 1928, to the late Luke O. and Bessie (Smith) Roberts. Leland was raised in Wayne County, Kentucky before moving to Lewisville, Indiana. He worked at Chrysler Corporation before joining the service from 1951-1953, later starting his own companies: Leland Roberts Construction, Roberts & Ferrell Pipeline, Roberts Pipeline and Roberts Farms. Leland enjoyed working and in later years fishing, hunting, traveling, working on his farm with his Longhorn cattle in Vevay, and telling a good joke. He was a member of Lewisville Masonic Lodge 72, Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, AMVETS, New Castle American Legion and Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

Leland is survived by his son, Gary L. (Terri) Roberts; his grandson, Jason C. (Morgan) Roberts; his great-grandson, Benjamin Roberts, all of New Castle; his sister, Edna Mae Fulkerson of Louisville, Kentucky; his brother, Edwin Ray Roberts of LaGrange, Kentucky; his special friend and caregiver, Diane McCallister of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Rubye Gehring, Ruth Steele, Audrey Hudson and Eloise Roberts; his brother, William Lyle Roberts; and his stepson, Keith Riggs.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23rd, at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Mick Saunders officiating. Burial followed in Lewisville Cemetery. A Masonic service was held Monday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lewisville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 218, Lewisville, IN 47352. Condolences and memories of Leland may be shared at

Evelyn Rodman

Evelyn Lee (Nail) Rodman, 64, of Vevay, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born May 8th, 1951, in Indianapolis, the loving daughter of William Earl Nail, Sr., and Ruth Evelyn (Deckard) Nail. She was raised in Lawrence, Indiana, and later moved to Switzerland County where she was a 1969 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.

Evelyn was united in marriage on March 12th, 1978, in Bedford, Indiana, to Theodore “Ted” Rodman. Unto this union two sons, Michael and Theodore; and a daughter, Carrie, arrived to bless their home. Evelyn and Ted shared 37 years of marriage together until her death.

She was employed for Ream, Inc., in Franklin, Indiana, for five years. Evelyn was also employed for Autoliv Inc., in Indianapolis for three years and for Coors Tec Inc., in Benton, Arkansas, for 18 years. Evelyn resided since 2013 in the Vevay community. She enjoyed fishing, attending flea markets, garage sales and hanging out with her starfish from Lawrence Central High School. Most of all, Evelyn enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren. Evelyn was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her husband, Theodore “Ted” Rodman, Jr., of Vevay; her daughter, Carrie Barwick and husband Bryan of Vevay; her two sons, Michael Rodman of Little Rock, Arkansas and Theodore Rodman, III and his wife June of Murray, Kentucky; her grandchildren: Matthew, Macy, Autumn and Deanna; her mother, Ruth Evelyn (Deckard) Nail Osborn of Vevay; her two sisters, Inez “Kay” Love and husband Thomas of Lawton, Oklahoma, Carol Horn and husband Randall of Saint Peters, Missouri; her brother, Paul David Nail and wife Kelly of Allison Park, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her father, William Earl Nail, Sr.; her stepfather, Nathan M. Osborn; and her brother, William Earl “Bill” Nail, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 26th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, June 25th) at the funeral home.

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

Christy Woodruff

Christy Denise McDaniel Woodruff, 40, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, at her residence.

Christy was born in Dearborn County, on November 16th, 1974, the daughter of Stella (Burkhart) Fish, of Rising Sun, and the late Bobby McDaniel. In addition to her mother, Christy is also survived by her two daughters, Chelsey Swanson, of Rising Sun and Ashlea Henderson of Rising Sun; her son, Darrell Henderson, of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Ashlyn and Piper Swanson; her sister, Beverly McDaniel, of Kentucky; her two brothers, Bobby McDaniel, of Rising Sun, and James McDaniel, of Rising Sun.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, June 24th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Services were also conducted by the Aurora VFW Auxiliary. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Stephen Myers

Stephen Allen Myers, 61, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:17 a.m., Thursday, June 18th, 2015, at his residence.

Stephen was born in Madison, on August 11th, 1953, the son of Sarah (Peelman) Keith, of Vevay, and the late Melvin Myers. Steve was a graduate of Switzerland County High School, Class of 1971. He worked for the Indiana State Highway Department for several years and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 18. Steve was also a horseshoer and farrier, a trade he learned at a young age and practiced throughout his life. He was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

In addition to his mother Sarah Keith, Stephen is survived by his daughter, Lorie (Matt) Erne of Batesville; his two sons, Travis (Kristina) Myers, of Rising Sun and Kevin Thies, of Rising Sun; by his three grandchildren, Morgan Dicken, Camrynn Erne and Courtney Razo; his three sisters, Nancy (Rick) Scott of Rising Sun, Michelle (Wyatt) Self of Madison, and Joanne Sullivan of Vevay; his brother, Dale (Kathy) Keith, of Rising Sun.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Myers; and his grandson, Trent Allen Myers.

Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements. Final services will be at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

Sue Lozier

Carol Sue Lozier, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:55 p.m., Thursday, June 18th, 2015, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Sue was born in Elizabethtown, Ohio, on January 8th, 1934, the daughter of the late Helen (Carson) and Carl Whitney. She was a loving homemaker and a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

On May 25th, 1950, she married Virgil P. Lozier who passed a way on November 19th, 2003. Sue and Virgil spent 53 love filled years together.

Sue enjoyed spending time with her friends and going out to eat, especially at Frisch’s and Jack’s Place. Being in the company of her family was her favorite thing. Sue was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Catherine, wife of Dave Mansfield, of Loveland, Ohio; her three sons: Daniel, husband of Diane Lozier, of Dillsboro; Thomas Lozier, of Lebanon, Indiana; and Allen, husband of Tracy Lozier, of Rising Sun; by her sister, June Whitney of Florida; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil; and her brother, Roy Whitney.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23rd, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio County Rescue.

Mary Dickerson

Mary Kathryn Schwanholt Dickerson, 60, of Florence, passed away at 8 a.m. Monday, June 22nd, 2015, at her home.

She was born in Milan on October 16th, 1954, the daughter of Walter and Irene Neahousemeyer Schwanholt.

She was married to Charles B. Dickerson on November 4th, 1995, and he survives.

Other survivors include her sister, Carolyn (Danny) Wehmeyer of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; her godparents, Aldean Hooton and Wilma Schwanholt; her godchild, Hana Hoffman; and her godchildren and niece and nephew Heather Wehmeyer (Brian) Schott and Joseph Wehmeyer; her sister-in-law, Agnes (Roy) Durbin of Lexington, Kentucky; her nephews David Durbin and John Schott; and great-nephew, Hayden Schott.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Dickerson was a 1972 graduate of South Ripley High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Indianapolis and her Masters of Arts degree in marketing from the Jeffersonville, Indiana campus of Webster University.

Mary Kate worked as a district coordinator for the Boone, Kenton, and Campbell County, Kentucky Conservation Districts. She was past president of the Kentucky Waterways Alliance and was past president of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and also had served as its secretary.

She received numerous awards from the Kentucky Environmental Association, National Association of Conservation Districts, was twice named the Southeast Region Employee of the Year, and was also named the Kentucky Project Learning Tree Facilitator of the Year. Mary Kate had also received the Kentucky Environmental Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, an award that will now bear her name. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Madison, LWML, and the Alter Guild.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27th, at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 3024 Michigan Road in Madison, with Pastors Jeffery Pflug and Mark Darnstaedt officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Dewberry.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 26th, from 5-8 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the church.

Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Cemetery endowment fund or the Lutheran Hour in care of the funeral home.