Obituaries 7-2-15


Helen Fletcher

Helen D. Fletcher, 83, of Rising Sun, passed away at 06:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg.

Helen was born in Ohio County on March 4th, 1932, the daughter of the late Elsie (Brady) and John Trester. Helen was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1950. She was a member of Rising Sun United Methodist Church and formerly attended the Hartford United Methodist Church.

Helen worked as a Clerk and Lab Technician at Rising Sun Municipal Utilities for over 30 years. She had also worked for the Rising Sun State Bank and in the office of Dr. Fessler. Helen was a member of the Rising Sun Eastern Star over 60 years.

On July 3rd, 1953 she married Oliver D. Fletcher, who passed away in 1982. Helen is survived by two sons: Stephen Fletcher, of Rising Sun, and Jeffrey Fletcher, of Rising Sun. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Jonathon, Jacob, Justin and Abigail Fletcher; and by two great grandchildren: Oliver and Lucas.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 29th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 28th. Interment was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun Fire Department or Ohio County Rescue.

Edwin L. Benedict

Edwin L. Benedict, 79, of Columbus, died at 10:41 a.m. June 29th, 2015 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Edwin was born on February 2nd, 1936 to Marion and Helen (Fergeson) Benedict in Vevay. He married Margaret Eastep on June 7th, 1958 in Washington, D.C.

Edwin graduated from Vevay High School and the University of Indianapolis. He was a charter member of Parkside Baptist Church and served as its treasurer. He also served as treasurer of South Central Baptist Association.

He retired early as a corporate accountant from Cummins Engine Company and he also retired as an auditor with the State of Indiana. Edwin was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and enjoyed bowling in the local men’s leagues.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; sons, Jim Benedict of Columbus, Indiana, and Phil Benedict of Carlisle, Indiana; a daughter, Angie (Brian) Schultz of Columbus, Indiana; a sister, Libby (Donnie) Denzik of Louisville, Kentucky; and two grandchildren: Emily and Alyssa Schultz.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Warren Benedict; and a sister, Mary Louise Miles.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, July 1st), at Parkside Baptist Church, 1780 Rocky Ford Road, Columbus, Indiana, with Dr. William Bailey officiating. Calling was held yesterday (Wednesday) at the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home; and is also being held one hour prior to the service at the church today. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Kenneth G. Lee

Kenneth G. Lee, 80, or Bennington, died at 12:10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015, at Manderly Health Care in Osgood, Indiana.

Kenneth G. Lee entered this life on September 3rd, 1934, on the family homestead on Nell Lee Road in Bennington, Indiana, the loving son of the late, John William, Sr. and Nellie A. (Gibbs) Lee. He was raised on Nell Lee Road in Bennington, where he had resided until his death.

Kenneth was a 1951 graduate of the Vevay High School. After high school, he attended the General Motors Institute receiving his mechanical engineering degree.

Kenneth was united in marriage on August 15th, 1952, in Vevay, to Anna K. Ritch; and to this union arrived two sons: Mark and Greg; and two daughters: Claudia and Anita to bless their home. Kenneth and Anna shared nearly 63 years of marriage together until his death.

Kenneth owned and operated his own financial firm for 20 years. He was a former financial planner for the Connecticut General Insurance Company. He owned and operated Primway Tool and Dye Company in Troy, Michigan. He was also employed as a mechanical engineer for General Motors in Flint, Michigan.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Royal Oak, Michigan. Kenneth enjoyed watching Fox News, Sports, supporting missionaries, reading and his study group at church.

Kenneth will be missed by his loving wife of nearly 63 years: Anna K. (Ritch) Lee of Bennington; his sons: Mark Lee of Bennington, and Greg Lee and his wife: Julie of Prescott, Arizona; his daughters: Claudia St. John of Mayersville, Kentucky; and Anita Sue Lee of Royal Oak, Michigan; his grandchildren: Jeffery, Amanda, Annie and Lauren; his great-grandson: Jeffery Bennett; his sisters: Bonnie Bliss of Greenfield, Indiana and Nellie Cooper of Fortville, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents: John William, Sr. and Nellie A. (Gibbs) Lee; his brothers: John, Jr., Grant, Archie and Edwin Lee; his sisters: Pauline Long, Ruth Demit, Hazel Lee, Mary Rochat, Beulah Nave, Helen Cooper, Opal Boats and Ann Lee.

A memorial service will be conducted tomorrow (Friday, July 3rd), at 5 p.m., by Reverend Ron Lee, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street in Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Lee Cemetery in Fairview.

Friends may call 4-5 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, July 3rd), at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Feed The Children or to The Cure Starts Now In Memory of Lauren Hill. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Paul Asher

Paul Asher, 85, of Madison, passed away at 7:55 a.m., Thursday, June 25th, 2015, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born March 16th, 1930, in Hazard, Kentucky, the son of the late John and Halla (Johnson) Asher. He was raised in Hazard, where he was a graduate of the Hazard High School. Paul was employed with the City of Madison Street Department, retiring in 1993, after 15 years of service. He was a former construction worker for Roger’s Construction Company in Madison and enjoyed farming most of his life. Paul was a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church in Vevay. Paul will be remembered for his love of the Atlanta Braves baseball team and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Paul D. Asher and his wife Peggy of Peru, Indiana, Harvey Asher of Madison, John Asher and his wife Carla of Lowell, Indiana and Phillip Asher of Lexington, Indiana; his daughter, Tracy Mikesell of Underwood, Indiana; his four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his companion of 50 years, Thelma M. Peters, on October 3rd, 2010; and his brothers, John, Scott and Woodrow Asher.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, July 2nd), with Brother Bob Leach officiating, and interment in Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time today (Thursday, July 2nd) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plum Creek Baptist Church, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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