Haroletta Mae Witte Lynn, 68, of Canaan, formerly of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, in Canaan.
She was born Saturday, October 28th, 1944, in Batesville, the daughter of Marietta A. Witte Davis and the late Harold F. Witte. She retired from Seagram’s Distillery after over 35 years of service. She was a member of the Aurora VFW and the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed canning and doing things for others, especially for her family and the Amish.
Survivors include her mother, Marietta Davis of Canaan; her children, Ronald Lynn of Canaan, Harold Lynn of Patriot, Kerry Jo Lynn of Cross Plains and Marshane (David) Greathouse of Pensacola, Florida; her sisters, Betty Ann Mae of Chula Vista, California, Paulanna Jordan of Greendale and Lorna Pelcha of Portland, Oregon; and her grandchildren, Jonathon Lynn of Lawrenceburg and Pyanna Lynn of Cross Plains.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold F. Witte; and her brothers, Robert and Frank Witte.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6th, at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Association. Visit: www.rullmans.com.
Dennis Jay “Denny” Brown, age 66, of Vevay, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, July 7th, 2013, at his home.
He entered this life on August 22nd, 1946, in Madison, the loving son of James Robert “Bob” Brown and Margaret Lee (Netherland) Weidmann and he was preceded in death by his Father. Denny was raised in Switzerland County, where he was a 1965 graduate of Vevay High School. Denny was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on August 25th, 1965, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Lance Corporal, serving in Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Division and 3rd Marine Division, during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on May 31st, 1967, in Louisville, Kentucky, after being wounded in the battle of “Operation Oregon”, in Phu Bai, Vietnam on March 20th, 1966. For his courageous service to his country, Denny received the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Gallantry Cross, Color with Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civil Actions Medal). Denny received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1972 and Master’s Degree in 1973 at the Eastern Kentucky University.
He was united in marriage on December 28th, 1978, in Warsaw, Kentucky, to Diana Mae Harmon. Denny and Diana shared nearly 35 years of marriage together until his death.
Denny retired in 1998, after 27 years of service as a teacher at the Switzerland County High School. Denny taught Industrial Arts and coached basketball, baseball, cross country and track. He resided in Switzerland County all of his life. Denny was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 & the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, The 3rd Marine Division Association and The First Battalion 4th Marine Regiment. Denny will be remembered for his love of woodworking, keeping a meticulous lawn and vegetable garden with Diana. Denny was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle.
Denny will be missed by his loving wife of nearly 35 years, Diana Mae (Harmon) Brown of Vevay; his mother, Margaret Lee (Netherland) Weidmann of Vevay; his brothers, Bobby Brown and wife Diana of New Lenox, Illinois and Randy Brown and wife Lorraine of Vevay; his sister, Cheryl Messmore of Covington, Kentucky; his mother-in-law, Audrey Jester Harmon Marsh of Vevay; his sisters-in-law, Sharon Wilson and husband Dave of Madison, Judy Bailey and husband Jack of East Enterprise; his brother-in-law: Charles Harmon and companion Judy of Vevay; his nieces and nephews, Shawn Messmore and wife Lisa, Jason Messmore, Brandon Messmore and wife Julie, Chad Brown and wife Carey, Jamiel Thomas, Ryan Brown, Dustin Peters and wife: Susan, Michael Roark and wife Kim, Shawn Auxier; Megan Ferreiro and husband Victor, Angie Handlon and husband Kyle, Michelle Lanham, Casie Auxier and companion Chris Stearns, Amanda Bailey and companion Keith Kelly, Kara Miller and husband Junior and Krystal Harmon.
He was preceded in death by his father: James Robert “Bob” Brown, died on November 19th, 2011; his grandmother, Mollie R. (McKenzie) Netherland; his aunt, Norma Lee Brindley; and his father-in-law, Harold Harmon.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 13th, at 2 p.m., by Pastor K.C. Banta, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 12th, at the funeral home.
Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the United States Marine Corp. Ceremonial Unit.
Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Emergency Unit Endowment Fund % the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Robert K. “Bobby” Buchanan, 51, of Madison, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 1st, 2013, in Milton, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Charles William and Nina Carolyn Boldery Buchanan. He was raised in Milton, Kentucky and attended the Trimble County High School.
He was united in marriage in Bedford, Kentucky on December 30th, 1988 to Cathey M. “Skippey” Kuykendall, who survives.
He was employed early in life with Kawneer in Carrollton, Kentucky, for 10 years in production. He later worked for Rotary Lift for several years, Reliance Electric for 15 years as a production operator and Century Tube as a supervisor for six years. He attended Milton United Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He enjoyed fishing, dirt track racing, watching television, Andy Griffith, yard work, tinkering around his home and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is also survived by his son, Jeremy Buchanan and wife KayCee of Noblesville, Indiana; his daughter, Jennifer Buchanan and companion Matthew Steinbach of Carrollton, Kentucky; his two stepchildren, Julie Duff and companion Dr. Joel Rainwater of Scottsdale, Arizona and Nicholas Duff and companion Christine Barag of Jerome, Arizona; his grandchildren, Ethan Buchanan, Owen Buchanan and Kennadi Harris; his step-grandchildren, Mason Duff, Kendall Rainwater and Pierce Rainwater; his granny, Caroline Detmer of Milton, Kentucky; his mother-in-law, Barbara Brown and husband Dr. O.A. Brown of Saline, Michigan; his brothers, Terry Morgan and wife Pat of Milton, Kentucky, Dan Morgan and wife Janet of Owensboro, Kentucky, Gary Buchanan and wife Connie of Bedford, Kentucky, Bill Buchanan and wife Rhonda of Milton, Kentucky; his two brothers-in-law, Dave Kuykendall of New Boston, Michigan and Ken Kuykendall and wife Chris of Lincoln Park, Michigan; his sister-in-law, Laura Kuykendall of Bangladesh; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Rick Morgan; and his father-in-law, Hearl Kuykendall.
Funeral services were conducted by Brother Tim Chandler Thursday, July 4th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Private interment was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bobby Buchanan Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Judy E. Hardwick Grubbs, 67, of Madison, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, July 6th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born December 3rd, 1945, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Hulan “Coon” and Bonnie Wilson Hardwick. She was raised in Pulaski County and had resided in Jefferson County the past 50 years. She was a 1964 graduate of Southwestern High School in Hanover.
She was united in marriage to Everett Anthony “Tony” Grubbs on November 13th, 1980, in Jefferson County.
She retired after 34 years of service with the Reliance Electric Company in Madison as an assembler. She was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. She was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church and was attending the New Hope Church of God. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, reading, working puzzles, computer games and going to the riverboats.
She is survived by her husband, Everet Anthony “Tony” Grubbs of Madison; her son, Paul Bartlett Garrett, II and wife Amy of Greensburg; her daughter, Paula M. Garrett of Philadelphia, Mississippi; her stepson, Michael Grubbs and wife Angie of Madison; her stepdaughters, Vicky Grubbs of Madison and Sheryl Grubbs and companion Robert Willhoite of Madison; her grandchildren, Jessie Michelle Garrett, Adam Garrett; Nathan A. Stewart; her step-grandchildrn, Ashley Trader, James Anthony “Tony” Grubbs; Shelby L. Grubbs; Heather Danielle Grubbs; Michael A. Grubbns; and Robert Lee Willhoite; her four great-grandchildren; her three sisters, Jean Crabtree of Lexington, Indiana, Brenda Smith and husband Keith of Nabb, Indiana, Debbie Cook of Middletown, Indiana; her three brothers, Roger Hardwick and wife Alva of Lexington, Indiana, E.H. Hardwick, Jr., of Lexington, Indiana, Kenneth Hardwick and wife Dwana of New Castle, Indiana; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, May Jane Hall of Dupont, anna Johnston of Clarksville, Tennessee, Doris Purdum and husband Robert of Texas, Kentucky, Norma Goode of Texas, Kentucky, Debra Grubbs of Madison, Susan Mullins and husband Lloyd of Campbellsbvurg, Kentucky, Donna Parker of Madison, Jerry Wayne Grubbs and wife Wanda of London, Kentucky, Kay Greene of Dearborn, Michigan, Allen Dean Grubbs and wife Diane of Chicago, Illinois, Lorena Jean Luke and husband Denny of Texas, Kentucky, Rosalie Koster of Baltimore, Maryland; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Hulan “Coon” Hardwick on December 31st, 1987; her mother, Bonnie Wilson Hardwick on October 25th, 1990; her sister, Betty Hudson in 1990; her great-grandson, Bradley Anthony Grubbs on April 12th, 2013; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack Crabtree on May 20th, 2011; Neal Greene; Frank Hall; Johnny Johnston; Denny Goode; Judy and James Wall; Robert Koster; her grandparents, Clayton and Martha Hardwick and Elmer and Nervia Wilson.
Funeral services were conducted by Brother Joe Johnson Wednesday, July 10th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in the IndianaVeterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary held services Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Trina Sue Bellamy Giltner, 52, of Madison, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Monday, July 8th, 2013, in Madison.
She was born August 16th,, 1960, in Plymouh, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late James Edward and Leona Stackhouse Bellamy. She had resided the past 30 years in Madison and was a 1978 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. Her greatest hobby was her family and she will be dearly missed.
She was united in marriage on October 22nd, 1983, in Madison to Danny R. Giltner, who survives.
Other survivors include her three daughters, Amber Nicole Burton and husband Derek of Madison, Samantha Leona Giltner of Madison, and Tabitha Jewel Giltner of Madison; her two sons, Daniel James Giltner and fiance´e Bethany Monroe of Madison and Matthew Louis Giltner of Madison; her grandsons, Danny Ray Giltner and Liam Archer Burton; her brother, Eddie Bellamy and wife Marbie of Ballston Spa, New York; her sister, Lisa Stogner and husband Jack of Gaston, South Carolina; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy Bellamy of Deputy, Garry and Jean Ann Giltner of Madison, Steve and Marla Giltner of Brooksburg, Terry and Millie Giltner of Vincennes, Timmy Giltner of New Iberia, Louisiana, Christy Bayne and companion Shane Anderson of Madison, Rocky and Melinda Giltner of Bluffton, Indiana, Joyce Giltner of Madison; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
She was also preceded in deah by her brother, Ned Bellamy on September 19th, 2012; and her mother-in-law, Wauneta L. Brown Giltner on June 11th, 2013.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rodney Nay at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, July 11th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time today (Thursday, July 11th). Memorial contributions may be made to the Trina Giltner Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Elizabeth Adelene “Liz” Smith Lichlyter, 81, of Madison, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Monday, July 1st, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born October 1st, 1931, in Braytown, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Stanley D. and Geneva Josephine Curry Smith. She was raised in Switzerland County until the age of 10 and the family moved to Madison. She was a graduate of Madison High School and was a Certified Nursing Assistant. As a teenager she worked at Roger’s Drug Store and the King’s Daughters’ Hospital on weekends and after school until the age of 18. She then began a career with the U.S. Shoe Corporation from 1948-1965.
On May 18th, 1965, she was united in marriage to James Noble Lichlyter at the First Christian Church.
She then worked a Perry & Dunbar Drug Store in downtown Madison for several years and back with King’s Daughters’ Hospital until 1994. She loved to be a caregiver and she began working home health with the Jefferson County Health Department from 1997-2007. She also enjoyed doing private duty care for the elderly in their homes for several years until her own health did not permit her to do so. She found great enjoyment in crocheting, cross stitch, antiques, collecting angels and going to yard sales. She was extremely patriotic and always enjoyed the Fourth of July and the Regatta Parade on Main Street in downtown Madison. She loved her dogs, Charlie Brown, Miss Dottie, Miss Lovelee and Fritzie. She was a faithful member of the North Madison Baptist church where she served on the hospitality committee. She also was a member of Jefferson American Legion Post 9 of the Auxiliary and Madison VFW Auxiliary post 1969. She had enjoyed living on Main Street in downtown Madison since 1965.
Survivors include her loving son, James Lichlyter and wife Julie of Madison; her stepdaughters, Sue Smith and husband Jack of Zionsville, Indiana, Donna Reece and husband Claude of Madison, and Donita Hancock and husband Jim of Lexington, Indiana; her grandchildren, Rhonda Roark (Robert), Deana Smith Andrew, Donna Taylor (Terry), Dale Lee smith (Julie), Aaron Joshua “A.J.” Lichlyter (Shannon); her great-grandchildren, Jennifer Romans (Brian), Laura Elizabeth Kammerer (Jake), Camille Norris (Michael), Cody Andrew (Andrea), Casey Shepherd (Ryan), Kyle Taylor, Jake Smith and Crystal Smith; her great-great-grandchildren, Madison L. Romans, Billy and Kylie Eccles, Avery Andrew, Cole Andrew, Gavin Gassert and Blakeley Shepherd; her stepsister, Myrtle and Tim McGuire of New Palestine, Indiana; her nieces and nephews, Dennis Smith (Barbara) of Cloverdale, Indiana, Mark Levell of Vevay, Brenda Yocum of Bennington; her special friends, Doris McGee of Madison, Ann Flanagen of San Juan Capistrano, California.
She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley D. Smith in April, 1952; her mother, Geneva J. Curry Smith Fredenburgh on December 5th, 1991; her husband, James Noble Lichlyter on June 5th, 1987; her stepfather who helped to raise her, Edgar Fredenburgh on February 13th, 1980; her stepmother, Laura Smith; her granddaughter, Cindy Smith Martin; her brothers, Arthur W. Smith on January 7th, 2009 and Paul Edward Smith Fredenburgh on October 25th, 1944; her half brother, Robert A. Fredenburgh on January 27th, 1994; her half sister, Vannie Lou Levell on March 1st, 2007; and her best friend, Joan Lee Ford on February 13th, 1997.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Frank J. McGee Friday, July 5th, at North Madison Baptist church in Madison. Interment was in Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Baptist Church Building Fund or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Mary Lou Chase
Mary Lou (Long) Chase, age 81, of Vevay, passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday, July 6th, 2013, a the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She entered this life on July 13th, 1931, in Austin, Texas, the loving daughter of the late Ray Elmer and Mary Bell (Cravatt) Long. She was raised in Austin, Texas, where she was a graduate of Dripping Springs High School.
Mary Lou was united in marriage on October 22nd, 1950, in Lawrenceburg, to James Harold Chase. Unto this union two daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home. Mary Lou and James shared nearly 63 years of marriage together until her death.
Mary Lou owned and operated Chase’s General Store in Florence, for three years, from 1970 -1973. She was a former floor lady and inspector at the U.S. Shoe Corporation from 1973-1999, retiring after 26 years of service. Mary Lou retired in June 2013, after serving the past 12 years at the Switzerland County Middle School Cafeteria. Mary Lou resided the past 40 years in Vevay. She was a member of the Bennington Order of the Eastern Star #407 and the Switzerland Baptist Church. Mary Lou will be remembered for her love of flowers, flea marketing and her kitty cat, Boots. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mary Lou will be missed by her husband of nearly 63 years, James H. Chase of Vevay; her daughters, Gayla Bullock and husband Louis of Markland and Holly Robinson and husband Richard of Madison; her son, Lawrence Chase and wife Marsha of Vevay; her grandchildren, Jaime Moore and husband Scotty, Jennifer Canfield and husband John, Ashley Kitts and husband Chris, Lauren Chase, Laura Clark, Melissa Joseph and husband John, Christy Bowen, Richard Lee Robinson and wife: Anna; her great-grandchildren: Elliott, John, Bradley, MaKayla, Kaydence, Dalton, Mandy, Christopher, Angel, Heather, Diana, Danny and Nikki; her great-great-grandchildren, Zoey, Anthony, Malaya and Jonathan.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Steven Wayne Chase, on December 20th, 1969; her sisters, Janice Orem and Wanda Long; and her brothers, Elmer Long, Darrell Long and Eurcle Long.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 9th, by Reverend Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment was in the Vevay Cemetery. Eastern Star services were conducted on Monday, July 8th, by the Bennington Order of Eastern Star #407. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Girls Basketball.
Ralph Emerson Herin, 81, of Canaan, passed away at 8:46 a.m. Monday, July 8th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born July 22nd, 1931, in Madison, the loving son of the late John S. and Nellie Fiesel Herin. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1949 graduate of Central High School. He attended Purdue University and studied dairy farming.
He was united in marriage on September 20th, 1958, at the Tyson United Methodist Church in Versailles to Beverly Lee Shepherd Loshaw by the Reverend Lymon Sale, Jr. This happy union was blessed with one son and two daughters.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on July 14th, 1952, in Indianapolis. He rose to the rank of Sergeant during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on July 9th, 1954, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, receiving the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Ribbon with Two Bronze Stars, and the National Defense Service Medal. He was a farmer all of his life, raising cattle, hogs, soybeans, corn and hay. He began employment with Cummmins Engine Company in February, 1965, as a machinist and retired in 1995 from the Holset plant. He had served as a deacon at Hicks Baptist Church on Hicks Ridge near Canaan. He had been involved in Jefferson County 4-H, a member of Jefferson County Farm Bureau since 1951, and was a 47-year member of the Versailles American Legion Post 173. He enjoyed his farm and was proud to be awarded the Hoosier Homestead Award in 2013. He was an avid reader and enjoyed going to auctions and caring for his cattle.
Survivors include his son, Stephen Emerson Herin of Madison; his daughters, Belinda McIntyre and husband Joe of West Chester, Ohio, and Beth Michelle Herin of Columbus, Ohio; his brother-in-law, Robert Lotshaw and wife Pam of Peoria, Arizona; his step-grandchildren, Kimberly Cline (John); Sarah Welsh; Joseph Micheal McIntyre; Matthew David McIntyre; his six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Beverly Lee Shepherd Lotshaw Herin on October 10th, 2011; his brother, Franklin Herin; and his sisters, Ruth Bevis and Dorothy Sellers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday, July 10th) and Friday, July 12th, from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
A final salute will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Versailles American Legion Post 173. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the legion post.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles American Legion Post 173 or the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Freda Fagin Rowlette Dice, age 95, of Rapid City, South Dakota, formerly of Milton, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, June 27th, 2013.
She entered this life on February 28th, 1918 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late, Reverend Daniel Perry and Mary Lew Holderfield Rowlette. She lived on a farm in Trimble County until the age of nine. Freda accepted Christ and was baptized in the Ohio River at a revival meeting and the congregation sang, Shall We Gather at the River. This began her long an active service to ministry. Freda stated that when she was nine years old her father heard the call from God to become a minister, so the family moved to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he studied for three years and then the family moved back to the farm. Her father was soon called to pastor the churches of Dupont and Wirt. Freda graduated high school in Dupont, Indiana with five other students her graduation present was a trip to the Northern Baptist Convention in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is where she met her soon to be husband, Merris Dice. Freda was soon off to Franklin College and Merris off to Baylor University in Texas. Freda and Merris were united in marriage on June 22, 1938 by the Reverend Daniel Perry Rowlette. This would begin a long life of ministry beginning with their first churches in Texas, while Merris finished college. They soon moved to Louisville to the Southern Baptist Seminary and Merris preached on the field. Freda and Merris were called to preach in Rising Sun, Indiana and this is where their son, Myron was born. From Rising Sun they were called to the Wirt Baptist Church, where Freda’s father had pastored earlier in life. They would soon find themselves in Matton, Illinois where they lived for 10 wonderful fruitful years and this is where their two daughters, Cheryl and Carmen were born. Freda was a faithful and active pastor’s wife through the years in many churches in Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado and Missouri. Freda was a devoted wife, loving mother and homemaker her entire life. She also enjoyed being the adoring grandmother of four and the great-grandmother of nine. After retirement Freda and Merris settled in Milton, Kentucky and they still served the ministry by preaching as interim pastors. Freda and Merris were members of the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison for many years after retirement and they enjoyed their lasting friendships there. When they felt they needed to be near their children they moved to Marietta, Georgia and then to Pinehurst, North Carolina to be near their son, Myron. They resided in Quail Haven Retirement Home in Pinehurst for 10 years and enjoyed ministering there. Freda cared for her beloved husband until his death on December 11th, 2005, but she remained strong and still encouraged many with her letters and testimony throughout the rest of her life. In 2010, Freda moved to Rapid City, South Dakota to reside at Clarkson Healthcare to be near her daughter, Carmen. She was eagerly awaiting the birth of her 10th great-grandchild. Freda was lovingly cared for at Clarkson Healthcare until she passed away on Wednesday, June 27th, 2013. Freda had written, in her final story of her life, that “Someday you will hear that I am dead. Not so! I’ve just gone into the Presence of God!”
Freda will be lovingly remembered by her son, M. Myron Dice and his wife, Barbara of Pinehurst, North Carolina; her loving daughters, Cheryl J. Ard and her husband, Gary of Boise, Idaho; and Carmen D. Abernathie and her husband, Gordon “Butch” of Rapid City, South Dakota; her four grandchildren, Michelle, Andrew, Erin and Trevor; and nine great grandchildren, Anna Lucia, Nicholas, Natalia, Bethany, Tyler, Lilly, Owen, Emma and Olivia. Freda also is remembered by her God daughter, Peggy Eckerty of Vevay, as well as many cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Daniel Perry Rowlette and Mary Lew Holderfield Rowlette; her infant sister; her husband, Reverend Merris Dice died, December 11th, 2005.
Freda was lovingly remembered in a Celebration of Life ceremony on Wednesday, July 10th, at the First Baptist Church, in downtown Madison, officiated by Reverend Brian Teater and Reverend Dennis Bickers. Interment followed in the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford, Kentucky.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Baptist Women and Ministries National Support. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com