Obituaries 7-12-18

Leonarda ‘Ida’ Catanzaro, Sherry Coy, Harold Meierle, Marjorie Ralston, Barbara Stringfield, Betty Stultz.


Barbara Gaudin Stringfield
On April 27, 2018, Barbara Ellen (Gaudin) Stringfield of Denver, North Carolina, formerly Muncie, Indiana, age of 83, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on January 24, 1935, in Vevay, Indiana, to the late Walter “Jim” and Rena (Montooth) Gaudin.
A dedicated wife and mother, she is survived by her devoted husband, Jim, of 63 years, and their children: Gregory (Isabelle) Stringfield of Yorktown, Virginia; Kimberly (Brian) Erwood of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Karen (Steve) Singleton of Denver, North Carolina; and four grandchildren: Joshua, Sarah, and Joseph Erwood; and Jacob Singleton.
A graduate of Vevay High School 1953 and Indiana University 1955 with a business degree Barbara worked as an executive secretary.
In 1967, she was a founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Muncie, Indiana, and attended South Lake Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. She taught countless Sunday school classes, was involved in Bible studies, played the piano, and was an active choir soprano.
Known for her warm hospitality, delicious meals and sewing, she was active in her church, the Village Belles Homemakers, and Tri Kappa.
She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Juanita Jane (Gaudin) Keppler; and a brother, Edwin Gaudin.
A life celebration service will be held Saturday, July 28, at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2801 W. Riverside Avenue, Muncie, IN; visitation from 1 – 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Muncie, Indiana. Online condolences may be made to

Betty Stultz
Betty Genevieve (Newman) Stultz, age 92, of Vevay, passed away on Thursday July 5th, 2018, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Betty entered this life on December 18th, 1925, in Rarden, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late Alton and Dessie Mae (Moore) Newman. She was raised in Rarden, Ohio, where she attended school.
Betty was united in marriage to James Wenson Stultz, Sr., and to this union arrived seven children to bless their home. Betty and James shared 40 years of marriage together until he passed away on April 10th, 1987.
She was employed for the Richardson Industries, Switzerland County School Corporation and the US Shoe Factory in Vevay.
Betty will be remembered for her love of many animals over the years, sitting on the porch, her hard work ethic (working full time in her 80’s), her jet black hair and most importantly her independence in living her life to her fullest.
Betty will be deeply missed by her daughters: Jackie Johnson and her husband: Bucky of Peebles, Ohio, Evelyn Dunaway and her husband Wayne of Rising Sun, Lynn Hall and her husband: Roger of Lamb, Jerry Harmon of Greensburg, Indiana, Volina Holman and her husband Frank of Vevay, and Mary Stultz and her companion Danny Turner of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Janna (Trevor) Sweeney, Amanda (Christopher) Dorten, Jimmy Stultz, Josh (Thera) South, Jenna South and her fiancé Kyle Taylor, Lindsay Stultz, Judd (Stacey) Johnson, Andy (Carey), Johnson, Lori (Tom) Baxter, Jodi Dunaway, Jason Hall, Chasity Schutte and Jennifer (Dale) Remmler.
She will also be greatly missed by her great-grandchildren: Jordan Hinman, Kameron Pavy, Olivia (Blaze) Chase, Jonathan Sweeney, Ella Schuchardt, Calli (Alexander) Stubbs, Mollie Baxter, Sam Baxter, Kayla Hall, Courtney Hall, Trevor Howard, Dustin Remmler, Paul Remmler, Brayden South, Emma South, Liam South and Jackson Taylor; by her great-great-granddaughter, Amelia Stubbs; and her numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Alton Newman, who died in 1965 and Dessie Mae (Moore) Newman, who died in 1975; by her husband, James Wenson Stultz, Sr. who died on April 10th, 1987; by her son, James Allen “Bobe” Stultz, who died on December 10th, 2007; by her son-in-law, Joe Harmon; and by her brothers and sisters: Alton, Jr., Helen, Volina, Daisie Faye, Louella, Evelyn, Bernice, John Rocky, Lowell, Violet, Von, Dolly, Lloyd “Poodle”, Loren and Mont.
No services are being held at this time. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home is assisting the family at this difficult time.
Interment will be held in the Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Marjorie Ralston
Marjorie Jeannette (Osborn) Ralston, age 100, of Madison, died on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018, at 1:28 p.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, surrounded by many loved ones.
Marjorie entered this life on February 24th, 1918 in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of the late Samuel Hugh and Arminta Frances Jarvis Osborn. She was raised in Switzerland County, and graduated from Vevay High School in l936.
On July 8th, l939 she was united in marriage to Paul Edward Ralston. This happy union of 25 years was blessed with four sons: Paul Donald, Larry Gene, James Kenneth, and Steve William.
Marge and Paul had a farm on Scotts Ridge for 10 years before moving to Madison in 1959. She worked at Paris Style, a dress shop in Madison; and then at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay before joining Grote Manufacturing in 1960, where she was entrusted to operate one of the few computers after graduating from IBM school. She retired in 1983 after 23 years. Shortly after retirement she worked part-time at the Madison Public Library for six years before re-retiring at the age of 87.
Marge was a member of the North Madison Baptist Church for 60 years, Lamp Lighters Club, Jefferson Post 9 American Legion Auxiliary, and the Women of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge where she wore out the dance floor on Saturday nights for many years. Marge also enjoyed sewing, gardening, quilting, IU basketball, Cincinnati Reds, Fox News, and staying in close touch with her many friends and family members. One of her proud moments was attending the Inaugural Ball for President Nixon. Marge loved all aspects of living in Madison including her community of friends and neighbors, the beauty of the Ohio River, and the many events, such as the Madison Regatta which she attended all but two.
She most recently celebrated her 100th Birthday with a big party at the Moose Lodge and was honored as a “Distinguished Citizen” by the Mayor in recognition for her years of service and positive contributions to the City of Madison. Marge was proud to have lived a long and independent life. To know her was to love her; Margie always had a smile on her face, a dance in her step and joy in her heart.
Margie will be missed by her loving sons: Paul Donald Ralston and his wife Kay of Indianapolis, Indiana and Steve William Ralston and his wife Tracy of St. Cloud, Florida; by her devoted grandchildren and their spouses: Amanda (Tim) Marshall; Vicki (Carl) Stewart; Dana (Steve) Conway; Todd Ralston; Andy (Carla) Livorno; Jock (Amy) Ralston; Nathan (Erika) Ralston; Tony (Kelly) Ralston; Benjamin Ralston; and Bradley Eubank; by her 18 adoring great grandchildren and her six loving great-great grandchildren; by several nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives; her many dear friends and neighbors; and her long-time friend and companion, Jim Mahoney.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul Edward Ralston, who died on September 18th, 1964: by her sons: Larry Gene Ralston, who died on October 29th, 1971 and James Kenneth Ralston, who died on July 18th, 1986; by her granddaughters: Jamie Kaye Ralston in 2004 and Lisa Michelle Ralston in 2000; by her parents, Samuel Hugh Osborn, who died on January 1st, 1963 and Arminta Frances Jarvis Osborn, who died on September 10th, 1956; and her five older brothers and sisters: Raymond Osborn, Hazel (Osborn) Furnish, Lorean Osborn, Elberta (Osborn) Archer, and Wilfred Osborn; and her best friend, Donna Stoner.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 9th, by Pastor Frank McGee at the North Madison Baptist Church, 1906 Orchard Street in Madison. Interment followed in the Caledonia Cemetery near Moorefield.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, July 8th at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison; and on Monday, July 9th, prior to the beginning of the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Baptist Church and Caledonia Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Sherry Coy
Sherry Ann Coy, age 59, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, at her residence.
Sherry entered this life on August 21st, 1958, in Madison, the loving daughter of Denver Nolan and Karen Lou (Trimnell) Coy. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1976 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.
Sherry was a former dispatcher for the Vevay Police Department for five years and for Grand Victoria in Rising Sun for five years. Sherry was a member of the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky.
She resided in Florida for 18 years with her family and for the past several years in Switzerland County. Sherry enjoyed cross stitching, computers, playing cards and socializing with her family and friends.
Sherry is survived by her mother, Karen Lou (Trimnell) Coy of Florence; her caregiver and cousin, Ben Lattire and his wife Cindy of Florence; her aunt, Blanche Schmidt of Aurora, Indiana; her uncle, Edward Trimnell of Cincinnati, Ohio; her cousins: Dennis Coy, Jeffery Coy, Roberta Coy, Pam Coy, Brian Coy, Shyla Trimnell, James Trimnell, Mary Jane Stogsdill, Julie Coy and Jennifer Coy; and her abundance of friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Denver Coy, who died on March 31st, 2018; by her brother, Denver Allen Coy, who died on February 7th, 1962; by her sister, Deborah Kay Coy, who died on March 15th, 1960; her paternal-grandparents: Edwin “Dutch” Coy, who died on January 19th, 1985 and Helen (Bennett) Coy, who died on July 13th, 1969; her maternal-grandparents: Ora A. and Virginia “Marie” (Craig) Trimnell; her uncle, Glen R. Coy, who died on July 3rd, 1976 and her cousin, Robert Gene Coy, who died on November 28th, 1984.
 Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 9th, by Pastor Pat Butcher 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, July 9th, prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Response Unit or East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Harold Meierle
Harold Edward Meierle, age 80, of Holton, Indiana and Switzerland County, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Harold entered this life on March 21st, 1938, in Milan, Indiana, the loving son of the late Charles H. and Clara Marie (Matz) Meierle. He was raised in New Marion, Indiana and was a 1956 graduate of the New Marion High School.
Harold was inducted into the United States Air Force in 1961, serving during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 1st Class in 1966.
Harold earned his life and health insurance license in Louisville, Kentucky and began his career for Indiana Farm Bureau in Dillsboro, Indiana, for five years; and for the Hardy Insurance Company in East Enterprise, retiring in 2008 after several years of service. He was also employed for MoorMan’s Feed Company in Seymour, Indiana, for 15 years.
Harold was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185. He was a formerly active member in the 4-H and the St. Magdalene Catholic Church in New Marion, Indiana.
Harold resided near East Enterprise, and most all of his life in Holton, Indiana. Harold enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered for his love of collecting marbles and gold coins that he was very knowledgeable about.
Harold is survived by his brother, Garry Meierle and his wife Janet of Madison; his sister, Genevieve Pickett of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Clara Marie (Matz) Meierle; by his brothers: Marcee, Dalbert, Charles and Irvin Meierle; and his sisters: Mary Gigerich, Ruth Burske, Evelyn Meierle and Charlotte “Margaret” Terrican.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13th, at the St. Patrick Catholic Chapel 305 West State Street Madison, Indiana, 47250. Funeral mass will then be conducted on Friday, July 13th, at 1 p.m., by Father Christopher Craig at the St. Patrick Catholic Chapel.
Full military rites and interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the St. Magdalene Cemetery in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Switzerland County Community Foundation; or to the St. Magdalene Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund c/o Ripley County Community Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home or the church.

Leonarda ‘Ida’ Catanzaro
Leonarda “Ida” T. (Pollina) Catanzaro, age 93, of Vevay, passed away peacefully with opera music playing in the background at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, July 8th, 2018, at her home surrounded by the love of her son, Anthony and his wife, Peggy and the thoughts of her grandsons.
Ida entered this life on June 23rd, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents, Peter and Raffaella (Gianguzzi) Pollina immigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1914 at the beginning of World War I. Her oldest brothers, Vito and Sebastian and her oldest sister, Elizabeth were born in Sicily. Ida and her sister, Lena and her brother, Joseph were born in Brooklyn, New York.
At Ellis Island, her oldest brother, Vito (19 years her senior) had to tell a lie. Ida’s sister, Elizabeth could not hear or speak. Vito told the authorities at Ellis Island that Elizabeth was very shy and that is why she didn’t speak. If they knew of her handicap, the entire family would have been denied immigration.
Ida was valedictorian of her class and graduated in 1943 from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, New York, during World War II.
Ida met Gus in 1945. Gus served four years in combat in North Africa and Europe and returned home on October 7th, 1945. Ida and Gus were united in marriage on March 3rd, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York; and to this union arrived two sons, Anthony and Peter to bless their home. Gus and Ida never fell out of love for each other. They loved each other so much! Gus and Ida shared 55 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 24th, 2002.
Ida was a wonderful mother and wife. She lost her youngest son, Peter on December 21st, 1995. Ida’s heart was broken. She lived on cherishing her grandsons, Matthew and James. She gave them love and they gave her a reason to live on.
Ida enjoyed cooking and was a wonderful homemaker. Ida owned and operated with her husband family the Joe & Al’s Fish Market in Brooklyn, New York, for several years and was employed for a New York Hotel. Ida was also employed for Nabisco Cookie Company for several years.
Ida will be deeply missed by her son, Anthony “Tony” Catanzaro and his wife Peggy of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Matthew and James Catanzaro; by her brother-in-law, Tony Catanzaro and his wife Catherine of Long Island, New York; by her sister-in-law, Flora Catanzaro of Queens, New York; and her numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Raffaella (Gianguzzi) Pollina; by her husband, Gus P. Catanzaro, who died on March 24th, 2002; by her son, Peter Catanzaro, who died on December 21st, 1995; and her siblings: Vito, Sebastian, Joseph, Lena and Elizabeth.
 Family and friends are welcome at anytime to the residence of Anthony “Tony” and Peggy Catanzaro, 205 Liberty Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.