Obituaries 6-30-16

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Vicky Bryant

Vicky Lea Elliott Bryant, age 54, of Pleasant, Indiana, died on Friday, June 24th, 2016, at 11:45 p.m. at her home.

Vicky entered this life on October 1st, 1961 in Williamson, West Virginia. She was the loving daughter of John D. Elliott and Lea Ann Long Sturgill. She was raised in West Virginia and Ohio. Vicky had resided in Greenfield, Indiana for 20 years and had worked for Schultz IGA Grocery, Kroger Bakery, and Logo 7.

For the past 10 years she had resided at Pleasant, and attended the Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Vicky enjoyed collecting elephants, raising flowers and reading.

Vicky will be missed by her loving daughter, Christine Leann Bryant and her companion, Adam King of Pleasant; her loving mother, Lea Ann Long Sturgill and her husband, Clyde of Canaan, Indiana; her adoring grandson, Skyler King of Vevay; her step brother, Jeff Sturgill of Canaan; her step sister, Melissa Sturgill of Greenfield, Indiana; her step mother, Nettie Elliott of Greenfield, Indiana; her uncles and aunts: Doug Long, Dale Long, Nora Charles and Donna Goebel; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by father, John D. Elliott, who died in February, 2014; her grandparents, John and Madlyn Elliott and Nancy Little; her aunt, Wanda Mullins and her uncle, Lee Elliott.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 28th, at 7 p.m., by the Reverend Chris Clemans at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.

John Lock

John L. Lock, age 86, of Vevay, passed away with his loving family by his side at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th, 2016, at his residence.

John entered this life on September 1st, 1929 in Switzerland County, the son of the late Walter S. and Ethel (Covington) Lock. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he attended school.

John was inducted into the United States Army on October 28th, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during the Korean War. John earned the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon with 1 Bronze Campaign Star. John was honorably discharged with the rank of Private on September 29th, 1954 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

John was united in marriage on January 3rd, 1948 to Hilda Jewell, and to this union arrived a son, John Dale to bless their home. Hilda passed away in 1983.

John was later united in marriage on July 12th, 1986 by Brother Bob King at the Vevay Church of Christ in Vevay, to Nina Peak. John and Nina shared nearly 30 years of marriage together until his death.

John was employed for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in 2004 after 10 years of service. He was also employed for Slawson’s Implements in Vevay, for 11 years; and for Phillips 66 in Vevay, for nine years. John was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was a lifelong resident of the Switzerland County community.

John was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting.

John will be dearly missed by his wife of nearly 30 years: Nina (Peak) Lock of Vevay; his son: John Dale Lock and his wife: Kimberly of Lafayette, Indiana; his step-daughter: Sherry Ann Wainscott of Vevay; his step-sons: Gene Ray Scudder and his wife: Duvon of Florence; Harlan Dale Scudder and his wife: Chandra of Vevay, Randy Paul Scudder and his wife: Peggy of Vevay; Monte Scudder of Florence; and Shane Chatham of Vevay; his grandchildren: Shawna McClure and Brittany Lock; and his numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter S. and Ethel (Covington) Lock; his step-son-in-law: Richard R. “Rick” Wainscott; his brother: Leonard Lock and his sister: Naomi “Nan” Lorch.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, by Reverend Howard Wade at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment and full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, June 27th, 2016, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home

Steven Dilts

Steven Gayle Dilts, age 58, of Vevay, passed away at 7:50 p.m. on Friday, June 24th, 2016, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.

Steven entered this life on December 17th, 1957 in Madison, the son of Donald J. Dilts and Irma Ray (Courter) Conner. He was raised in Rockport, Rising Sun and Vevay, Indiana, and was a 1977 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

Steven was united in marriage on July 31st, 1981, in Vevay, to Lonna Gulley, and to this union arrived a daughter, Abby to bless their home.

Steven was employed as a welder for Steel Construction in Atlanta, Georgia, for four years. He was also employed for Dayton Walther in Warsaw, Kentucky, for 12 years. Steven earned his minister’s license and was a Sunday School teacher and lay minister for the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay; New Life Tabernacle in Carrollton, Kentucky; and for the Greater Augusta Apostolic Church in Augusta, Georgia. He was a member of the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay.

Steven enjoyed listening and writing music, fishing, target and trap shooting, but most of all, drawing. Steven will be dearly missed by his loving family.

Steven will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend: Lonna (Gulley) Dilts of Moores Hill, Indiana; his daughter: Abby Michelle Paradise and her husband: Ron of Vevay; his mother: Irma Ray (Courter) Conner of Vevay; his sister: Cathy Manbeck and her husband: Todd Steven of Vevay; his aunts: Linda Elam of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Loretta Mounce of Greendale, Indiana, and Patricia Courter of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and his uncle: Larry Courter and his wife: Delcina of Florence; his niece: Jennifer Armstrong; and his nephews: Adam Armstrong and Tyler Manbeck.

He was preceded in death by his father: Donald J. Dilts.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 30th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Brother Anthony Wilks, at the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, June 29th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Steven G. Dilts Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Ernie Lipperd, Sr.

Ernest William “Ernie” Lipperd Sr., age 86, of Versailles, Indiana, passed away with his loving family by his side at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 26th, 2016, at his residence.

Ernie entered this life on February 16, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving son of the late Ernest Henry and Hazel Snow (Beach) Lipperd. He was raised in Versailles, and later moved to Cambridge, Ohio, where he was a 1947 graduate of Cambridge High School.

As a child, Ernie worked at the Elrod Creamery in Elrod, Indiana. Ernie was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1947, serving in Trinidad. He was honorably discharged in 1950.

Ernie was united in marriage on December 27th, 1954 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Dolly Melvina Brinson, and to this union arrived three daughters and three sons to bless their home. Ernie and Dolly shared nearly 62 loving years of marriage together until his death.

Ernie was employed for Borden’s Dairy in Shelbyville, Indiana. Ernie was a former engineer for the Kroger Company, retiring in February of 1989 after 32 years of service. Ernie and Dolly farmed on the family farm in Bennington, from 1971 to 2013 when they moved to the Versailles community.

Ernie attended the Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church in Holton, Indiana. Ernie enjoyed farming all of his life, antiques, gardening and especially raising his blackberry’s. Ernie will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

Ernie will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 62 years: Dolly Melvina (Brinson) Lipperd of Versailles; his daughters: Marcia Ann Chism of Newark, Ohio; Renee Lee Wise and her husband: Fred of Lebanon, Ohio; and Mavis Marilyn Cope and her husband: Rick of Whiteland, Indiana; by his sons: Ernest Henry Lipperd and his wife: Amy of Versailles; and Robert David Lipperd and his wife: Rhonda of Madison; by his 19-grandchildren and his 26-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest Henry and Hazel Snow (Beach) Lipperd; by his son: Terry Randall Lipperd, who died in 1996; and his half-sister: Evelyn Lostutter.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, by Pastor John Blair, Sr., at the Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church, 5112 West US 50 Holton, Indiana, 47023. Interment followed in the Washington Cemetery, Elrod, Indiana.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, at the church.

Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads Community Wesleyan Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Marvin Phelps

Marvin Leon Phelps, 70, of Rising Sun, passed away at 11:53 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.

Marvin was born in Shopville, Kentucky, on March 17th, 1946, the son of Helen (Bales) Phelps, of Rising Sun and the late Orville Lee Phelps.

He was the husband of Saundra (Runyan) Phelps. Marvin and Sandy were married in Newport, Kentucky on July 13th, 1974. They were married nearly 42 years.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 and Legion Riders. Marvin was also a faithful member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church.

He worked as a truck driver for several years and retired from Crum Trucking in Batesville, Indiana. Riding his motorcycle was Marvin’s passion and he also enjoyed hunting deer and turkey. He made friends wherever he went. Marvin was a loving husband, son, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Saundra Phelps of Rising Sun; by his mother, Helen Phelps of Rising Sun; by a daughter, Rochella G. Phelps, of Butler, Kentucky; by three sons: Marvin Leon Phelps, Jr. (Annette), of Harrison, Ohio; Richard Lee Phelps (Sarah), of Issaquah, Washington; and Robert C. Zehner (Melissa), of Bakersfield, California.

He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; by four sisters, Diane Salyers, of Rising Sun; Vickie Shelton, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Nina Dickerson, of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Julie Courter (Donnie), of Rising Sun.

Marvin was preceded in death by his father Orville Lee Phelps; and by a daughter, Kimberly Phelps.

A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, June 29th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Military services by the Rising Sun American Legion Color Guard were held immediately following. Visitation was on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion.

Dorothy Doan

Dorothy Alice Doan, 70, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, (formerly of Rising Sun and Bloomingdale, Indiana) passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27th, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Dorothy was born in Terra Haute, Indiana, on August 23rd, 1945, the daughter of the late Audrey Bernice (Taylor) and John Melvin Frazier. She grew up in the Parke County, Indiana area, and was a graduate of Turkey Run High School in Marshall, Indiana.

Dorothy was the widow of John Joseph Doan. On May 20th,1967, they were married at the First Christian Church of Bloomingdale, Indiana, by Reverend Ben Newlin. John and Dorothy were married 44 years until his passing on December 27th, 2011.

She worked as a group home caretaker in Greencastle, Indiana, and also had worked as a baker and hospital cook. Dorothy was a former member at the First Christian Church of Bloomingdale and last attended Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun.

Dorothy is survived by two sons: Ivan Wayne Doan, of Lawrenceburg and Eric Joseph Doan (Georgeann), of Lawrenceburg; by granddaughters Elise and Allison Doan; by a brother, John Frazier (Debbie), of Rockville, Indiana; by nieces Ann Frazier Zachary of Marshall, Indiana and Lisa Frazier of Clinton, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband John, by a sister Rhoda Frazier and by a niece Shellie Frazier.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 1st at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call on Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, cards are available at the funeral home.

Thelma Robak

Thelma Jean Pyles Robak, age 79, of Madison, died on Saturday, June 25th, 2016, at 6:20 a.m. at Hickory Creek of Madison.

Thelma entered this life on December 8th, 1936 in Campbellsburg, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late Everett Maurice and Pauline Sharp Pyles. She attended Trimble County High School and Rising Sun High School.

Thelma was united in marriage to Henry Robak, and this union was blessed with six sons: Henry, John, David, Cecil, Joe and Bruce.

Thelma worked as a waitress early in life for Fewell’s Restaurant; and later worked as a psychiatric attendant for the Madison State Hospital for 35 years. She enjoyed babysitting and attending Liberty Christian Church.

Thelma will be missed by her loving sons, Henry Michael Robak and his wife Angie of Madison; John Robak and his wife Christy of Henryville, Indiana; David Robak of Madison; Cecil Robak and his wife Ellen of Milton, Kentucky; and Joe Robak and his wife Katrina of Lexington, Indiana. She will also be missed by her adoring grandchildren: Katy, Allie, Crystal, Scotty, Steve, Bob, Sara, Jacob, Jessica, Gunner, Samantha and Breanna; her adoring great grandchildren: Emma, Elena, Jerry, Carson, Rachelle, Ezekiel, Malikai, Emmett, Evelyn, Ethan, Ivy, Lucy, John Thomas, Zachary and Lily; by her sisters: Edith Colwell of Madison and Sue Bladen of Madison, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Maurice and Pauline Sharp Pyles; her husband, Henry Robak, who died on October 4th, 2008; her son, Bruce Robak, who died on April 8th, 2007; her sisters: Maurica “Marcie” Hammons, Judy Colwell, Ethel Steelman and Grace Pyles; and her brothers: Raymond Pyles, Donald Pyles, Myron Pyles, and Ernest Roy Pyles.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016, by the Reverend Robert Leach at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, June 27th and on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.