Obituaries 6-28-18

June Dittmer, Becky James, Richard Little, Charles ‘Charlie’ Seymour, Lisa Smith, Krista Wells.


Richard Little
Richard Darrell Little of Madison, passed away on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on January 28th, 1941 in Jefferson County, Indiana to Harwood and Flora Risk Little. He was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1958 graduate of Central High School.
He married Anna Faye Lanham, and they enjoyed 57 years of marriage together.
He retired from the Pipefitters and Steamfitters Union, Local 440, Indianapolis, Indiana. As an Union employee, he was supervisor on jobs at the Martinsville Power Plant, Chrysler Plant at Kokomo, Indiana and Tipton School and also worked six years in the Maintenance Department at the Indianapolis Star Newspaper. He worked at the Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant until its closure. He owned and operated Little’s Gun Shop in Madison in the 1970s and prior to that worked in the Maintenance Department at Dow Corning. He was skilled mechanically and with carpentry and could build and repair most anything.
He was a member of the Manville Christian Church. He had read his Bible through several times. He enjoyed woodworking, reading, watching football and basketball games and watching the deer, turkeys and birds from the patio door. Until poor health, he loved to be outdoors fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; by one son, Mark Little and his wife, Taryn of Willis, Texas; by his daughter, Cindy Little and her husband, David Bowen of Madison; by four grandchildren: Cody (formerly of Switzerland County), Mark, Andrew and Lura Little (of Rising Sun); by four great grandchildren: Lydia, Louie, Breanna and Luca Little; and by one brother, Robert Little and his wife, Jeanine of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harwood and Flora Little.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, June 27, at Lytle Funeral Homes.& Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, on Michigan Road, Madison’s Hilltop.
Friends were invited to call on the family at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 26th, and on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the service. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery, Cross Plains, Indiana.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salem Cemetery Association or the Manville Christian Church.

June Dittmer
June Marilyn (Robinson) Dittmer, 82, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4:51 p.m. on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
June was born in Dearborn County on November 30th, 1935, the daughter of the late Ethel Ester (Johnston) Ludwig and Russell Courtney Robinson. June’s childhood was spent in Ohio County, and she attended Rising Sun High School. June grew up in a close loving family and maintained that closeness with her siblings throughout her life.
On April 26th, 1952 she married Gerald E. Dittmer in Rising Sun. June and Gerald were married over 66 love filled years. June worked at the Rising Sun Canning Factory for a couple of years and then went to work at the Ohio County Clerks Office. June worked in the Clerk’s office for 22 years, where she served as Clerk and Deputy Clerk.
June was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. June’s faith was an important part of her life and she enjoyed her private time of reading her Bible and praying. June was a member of the Monday Night Home Ec. Club and the Republican Women’s Club. June and Gerald loved to travel, especially to state parks. She also liked to play golf and go for walks. June was a great cook and canned her own jams and jellies. June and Gerald raised and sold raspberries for several years. June was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, servant to her community and faithful Christian.
June is survived by her husband, Gerald Dittmer, of Rising Sun; by two daughters: Sherry Bailey, of Rising Sun and Lisa Morton (Mark), of Rising Sun; by two sons: Eddie Dittmer (Cindy), of Rising Sun, and Kelly Dittmer, of Aurora, Indiana; by grandsons: Michael Bailey, Andy Bailey, David Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Eean Bailey, Michael Dittmer, Danny Dittmer and Derek Dittmer; and by 18 great grandchildren.
June is also survived by a sister, Myrt Bennett (Loren), of Rising Sun; by a brother, Russell Robinson (Jean), of Rising Sun; and by her brother-in-law, Bennie Walker, of Rising Sun.
June was preceded in death by her parents and by her sisters: Ruby Baker and Linda Walker.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 28th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Don Thomason officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 27th, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Charles ‘Charlie’ Seymour
Charles Henry “Charlie” Seymour, age 82, of Vevay, passed away at 12:27 p.m. on Sunday, June 24th, 2018, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Charlie entered this life on September 30th, 1935, at the Old Smith Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the son of the late, William Henry “Hank” and Pearl Elizabeth (Trester) Seymour. He was raised in Lawrenceburg, Indiana where he was a 1953 graduate of the Lawrenceburg High School.
Charlie was inducted into the United States Army on January 26th, 1955 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving in Japan. He earned the Marksman Rifle and Marksman Carbine medals and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 3rd Class on December 24th, 1957, in Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
Charlie was united in marriage on February 20th, 1960, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to the late Carol June Hill, and to this union arrived two sons: Curt and Chuck; and a daughter, Cyndi to bless their home. Charlie and Carol shared 54 years of marriage together until she passed away on July 23rd, 2014.
Charlie served as the Switzerland County Councilman from 1989 to 2000 and volunteered his time for the Switzerland County Elementary School, where he helped students with their math and reading skills. Charlie enjoyed harness racing with Hank when they moved to Switzerland County. Charlie was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No.212 of Cincinnati, Ohio, for 60 years; Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F&AM; and the Vevay American Legion Post #185. He served on the New Liberty Cemetery Board and was a former member of the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department.
Charlie resided on McCreary’s Ridge from 1970 to 2015, and later moved in with his daughter, Cyndi in Vevay. Charlie always had a sense of humor and was known for telling jokes. He enjoyed fishing, coaching little league baseball and helping community members in their time of need.
Charlie will be deeply missed by his sons: Curt Seymour and his spouse Karen of Aurora, Indiana and Chuck Seymour and his companion: Jerri Leach of Bennington, Indiana; by his daughter, Cyndi Barnes of Vevay; his grandchildren: Jamin Moore, Aaron Moore and his spouse Audi, Jeff Barnes and his spouse Chasity, Josh Buchanan and his spouse Stefanie, Justin Barnes and his spouse Amanda, and Lakyn Buchanan and her spouse Rikki; by his great-grandchildren: Brayden, Braylon, Kaydence, Adalynn, Brooklyn, Josie, Shelby and Leighton; by his special friend, Jane Schirmer of Vevay and her family: Cindy, Billy, Bobby, Brandon, Emma, Whitley, Colton and Addy; by his sisters: Sally Kinghorn and her spouse Paul of Rising Sun, and Vickie Seymour of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his brothers: Paul Seymour and his spouse Nancy of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Larry Seymour and his spouse Jo of East Enterprise, and David Seymour of New Orleans, Louisiana; by his sister-in-law, Celeste Lemm and her spouse Jack of Madison; by his two favorite nieces, Addi and Ivey; and his numerous other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry “Hank” and Pearl Elizabeth (Trester) Seymour; by his wife, Carol June (Hill) Seymour, who died on July 23rd, 2014; by his son-in-law, Mitchel Lee “Mitch” Barnes, who died on August 17th, 2016; by his grandson, Jonathan Ryan “Jon” Barnes, who died on August 19th, 2009; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clarence E. and Clementine T. (Berger) Hill.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Masonic Services were conducted on Wednesday, June 27th, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 28th, at 11:00 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Graveside Services and full military rites will be conducted at 10 a.m., on Friday, June 29th, at the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles and Carol Seymour Fund for the Switzerland County Elementary School Library, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc., or New Liberty Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Lisa Smith
Lisa (Bressler) Smith, age 58, of Rising Sun, passed away on Saturday June 23rd, 2018, at her residence.
Lisa entered this life on March 11th, 1960 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Woodrow and Betty (Cox) Bressler. She was raised in Dayton, Kentucky, where she attended school.
Lisa was employed as a security guard for Pinkerton in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring after 12 years of service. She was also employed for Q102 Radio Station, where she worked with DJ Michael Jackson, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lisa resided in Switzerland County for the past nine years. She attended Walton Baptist Church in Walton, Kentucky. Lisa enjoyed gardening and her animals.
Lisa is survived by her son, Ed Howell of Dover, Arkansas; her daughters: Elise Sebastian of Independence, Kentucky, Jennifer Bressler of Butler, Kentucky, and Erin Elizabeth McTheny of Maine; by her grandchildren: MaKayla, Leah, Malachi, Kolton, Mya, Oni and Catherine; by her sisters: Ruth Coyle of Newport, Kentucky, Claudia Dickman of Burlington, Kentucky, Karen Brown of Bellevue, Kentucky and Vicki Aylward of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her brothers: Danny Bressler of Newport, Kentucky, Johnny Bressler of Independence, Kentucky, Tommy Bressler of Cincinnati, Ohio and Woody Bressler of Monticello, Kentucky; and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Betty (Cox) Bressler; by her sisters: Terry Bressler, Valetta Bressler and Denise Bressler; and by her brother, David Bressler.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 14th, 2018, at 11 a.m., by Pastor David Wiggins at the Walton Baptist Church, 47 South Main Walton, Kentucky, 41094 A memorial gathering will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14th, at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is serving the family at this difficult time.

Krista Wells
Krista Dawn Wells, 45, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 22nd, 2018.
She was born June 14th, 1973 in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Roy Goodpaster and Toni (Shinkle) Watters. Krista enjoyed kayaking, cooking, art, music and the beach. She loved family get-togethers and being ‘Nana’.
She is survived by her father, Roy Goodpaster of Lawrenceburg; by her mother, Toni Watters of Lawrenceburg; by her two sons: Brandon (Amanda) Wells of Milan, Indiana and Brett Wells of Lawrenceburg; by her daughter, Bryanna Wells of Vevay; by two brothers: Shane (Lisa) Goodpaster of Dillsboro, Indiana and Blake Watters of Lawrenceburg; by her sister, Jackie Stewart of Greendale, Indiana; and by her three grandchildren: Aiden Greene, Spencer Greene, and Mason Wells.
She was preceded in death by the father of Brandon, Brett and Bryanna- Ronnie Wells.
Family and friends were received on Wednesday, June 27th, at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Greendale, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home on Thursday, June 28th, beginning at noon, with Pastor Cleddie Keith officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.
Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Becky James
Becky Marie (Richards) James, 72, of North Vernon passed away at 5:47 p.m. om Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
Born April 22, 1946 in Milan, Mrs. James was the daughter of Roy H. and Virginia Mae (Alford) Richards. She married John Richard James on July 2, 1976 in Gallatin Tennessee; he survives.
Mrs. James graduated from Vevay High School in 1964. She worked as a machine operator for Cummins Engine Compnay for 30 years before retiring in 2000. She had been a member of the Graham Baptist Church since 1977 and the Bennington Eastern Star chapter since 1966. She enjoyed playing euchre, the piano, and the organ as well as going to the casino.
Surviving with her husband, John James, is her son, Jonathan T. James of Columbus; her daughters Belinda Heath of North Vernon, Elizabeth (Jeff) Scholar, and Carmela (Steve) Slachter both of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Virginia (Alford) Richards, and her brothers Jim Richards, Bob Richards, and Gayle Richards.
A funeral service for Mrs. James will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Graham Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Lee and Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Family and friends may call on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A cremation is planned with burial at Graham Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Graham Baptist Church.