Obituaries 7-23-15

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Carolyn Ruth (Facemire) Lohide

Mrs. Carolyn Ruth (Facemire) Lohide, age 82, of near East Enterprise, Indiana, entered this life on July 30, 1932, in Rising Sun, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Ralph Price & Edna (Cochran) Facemire. She was raised in Rising Sun, Indiana where she was a 1950 graduate of the Rising Sun High School. In her early years, she had a paper route, worked at the local drug store, helped her parents publish the Ohio County News and worked at the dry cleaners in Rising Sun, Indiana. After graduating high school, Carolyn was employed as a line worker for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Carolyn was employed as a teller for the Federal Reserve Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Carolyn was united in marriage on February 17, 1951, by Rev. Frank Reed at the Rising Sun Christian Church, to the late, Edward George “Ed” Lohide and to this union arrived two daughters, Georgia and Mona and a son, Mark to bless their home. Carolyn and Ed shared 59 years of marriage together and became a real farm wife until he passed away on October 19, 2010. Carolyn always helped her husband on the family farm in every way she could. She was a former employee at Rieman’s Grocery Store in East Enterprise, Indiana. Carolyn was a former teller for the East Enterprise State Bank and later the Vevay Deposit Bank in East Enterprise, Indiana, from October 1974 to December 1994.

She was a member of the Rising Sun United Methodist Church, the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the East Enterprise Homemakers Club, where she was the 2001 homemakers district representative. Carolyn was currently taking care of the Bovard Cemetery and Littlefield Cemetery in East Enterprise, Indiana and formerly took care of the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen, Indiana. She was a faithful caregiver to her husband, Ed and visited him everyday at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana, for over 5 years until he passed away. Carolyn resided for the past 62 years where she helped her late husband on the Lohide family farm near the East Enterprise community. Carolyn will be remembered for a very industrious life and enjoyed bowling, crafts and her cats. Carolyn passed away at 4:48 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2015, at her residence near East Enterprise, Indiana.

Carolyn will be missed by her son: Mark Lohide & his wife: Lee Jaye of near East Enterprise, IN; her daughters: Georgia Lee Williams & her husband: Cliff of Sunman, IN & Mona Carol Vickroy & her husband: Robert of Crestview, FL; her grandchildren: Jason, Teri, Raymond, Dane, Matthew, Megan, Christopher & Candice; her great-grandchildren: Kirsten, Dominque, Kaitlin, Aaliyah, Daelyn, Jayde, Josselyn & Harper; brother: Jack Facemire & his wife: Mary Kay of Gallipolis, OH; her sister-in-laws: Ruth Lohide of near East Enterprise, IN & Wilma Lohide of Rising Sun, IN; her several nieces & nephews & her very good friend: Charles Martin of Aurora, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Ralph Price & Edna (Cochran) Facemire; her husband of 59 years: Edward George “Ed” Lohide, died October 19, 2010; her daughter-in-law: Darlene (Iceberg) Lohide; her son-in-law: Don Bandy; her father-in-law & mother-in-law: Lawrence K. & Minnie P. (Sanders) Lohide; her sister-in-law: Louise Gayle; her brother-in-laws: Charles E. Lohide & Karl F. Lohide.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 10:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Indiana.

Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.

Auxiliary Services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 24 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Kevin L. Kelly

Mr. Kevin L. Kelly, age 52, of Bennington, Indiana, entered this life on December 6, 1962, in Aurora, Indiana, the son of the late, Leon Edward & Marlene Joy (Cheek) Kelly. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana & was a graduate of the South Dearborn High School. Kevin was united in marriage on June 12, 1989, in Sevierville, Tennessee, to Lana Carol Chandler. Kevin and Lana shared 26 years of marriage together until his death. Kevin was currently employed since 2007 for the Madison Juvenile Correction Facility at the Madison State Hospital in Madison, Indiana. He was a former jailer for the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department, for 4 years. He was also a truck driver for Crumm Trucking in Batesville, Indiana and for Powell Trucking in Elizabethtown, Ohio, for several years. He was a former Aurora city councilman from 1986-1990. He was a member of the Belle River Masonic Lodge No. 32 F&AM in Patriot, Indiana. Kevin enjoyed fishing, riding ATV’s, NASCAR and his dog, CC. Kevin died at 12:34 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kevin will be missed by his wife of 26 years: Lana (Chandler) Kelly of Bennington, IN; his daughters: Jenne Childers of Lawrenceburg, IN, Paige Kelly & her companion: Cody Fuller of Vevay, IN & Blair Kelly of Salt Lake City, UT; his son: Derek Pike of Florence, IN; his grandchildren: Ashlynn Laura-Leigh Kelly, Kaden Kelly, Alex Shackleford, Mason Kelly, Avery Childers, Kyan Kelly, Adalynn Mae Garrett & Brantlee Kevin Fuller; his brothers: Toby Kelly & his wife: Janie of Dillsboro, IN & Dennis Montgomery & his wife: Jean of Lawrenceburg, IN; his sisters: Jane Webster of Versailles, IN & Kim Kelly & her husband: Craig of Carmel, IN & his numerous nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leon Edward & Marlene Joy (Cheek) Kelly; his sister: Rhonda Dunn & his brother: Timothy Montgomery.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 24, 2015, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kevin L. Kelly Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

James Melvin “Jake” Colen

Mr. James Melvin “Jake” Colen, age 90, of Canaan, Indiana entered this life on August 4, 1924 in Rising Sun, Indiana at the family home. He was the loving son of the late, Ora Ross and Goldie Bradley Colen. He attended school at Clayback and Murray’s Branch One Room School Houses in Ohio County. Jake was inducted into the United States Army on December 14, 1943 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He rose to the rate of Technician Fifth Grade serving the 445th Medical Collecting Company during World War II. He fought in the battles and campaigns of Ardennes; Rhineland; and Central Europe and was honorably discharged on March 28, 1946 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana receiving the EAME Theater Ribbon with three bronze battle stars; the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Jake was united in marriage to Thelma Covington and this union was blessed with a daughter, Linda and a son, Jimmy. After the War he began working at Cooper’s Shop for a short time and then went to work for Joseph E. Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for several years. Jake then began a 37 year career with Aurora Casket Company in May of 1950 retiring as a metal buffer in 1987. On December 8, 2009 he was united in marriage to Sylvia Firth at their home near Canaan. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Rising Sun and held member ship in the Central Kentucky Pony Puller’s Association and the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. He enjoyed farming, pulling horses and ponies, raising halflingers and mules. Jake died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 9:29 a.m. at his home near Canaan, Indiana.

Jake will be missed by his loving wife, Sylvia Firth Colen of Canaan, Indiana; his loving daughter, Linda Scott and her husband, Tommy of Moorefield, Indiana; his loving son, Jimmy D. Colen and his wife, Bonnie of Canaan, Indiana; his grandsons, Glenn Scott and companion, Rosie; Richie Scott (Becky), Kevin Colen, Kyle Colen, and Kris Colen (Jennifer); his great grandchildren, Nicholas and Trace Scott; Lindsay Chandler (Jake); Michael Scott; Addy and Eli Colen; sister, Shirley Koons of Hartford, Indiana; three brothers, Hubert Colen of Fairview, Indiana, Jerry Colen of Hartford, Indiana, Gerald “Swede” Colen of Markland, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Ora Ross Colen, his mother, Goldie Bradley Colen, his brothers, Ora “Oop” Colen, Harold Colen, Paul “Ned” Colen and Michael E. Colen, his sisters, Ruth Stem, Barbara Colen and Hilda Bovard.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., by Dr. Darrell James at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana

A final salute was conducted on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion with full military honors conducted at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel by the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

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

William James

“Willie Nelson” Nelson

Mr. William James “Willie Nelson” Nelson, age 65, of Carrollton, Kentucky, formerly of Canaan, Indiana entered this life on February 4, 1950 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the loving son of John and Pauline Playco Nelson. He was raised and resided for many years in Pittsburgh. Bill was inducted into the United States Army on May 31, 1967 in Pittsburgh. He rose to the rate of Specialist Five during the Vietnam War serving in the Eighth Army. He was honorably discharged on May 30, 1973 at Fort Lewis, Washington, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Sharp Shooter Badge. Bill worked as an over the road truck driver for many years finally owning and operating his own rig in 1999 until he became ill in May 2014. Bill was united in marriage to his sweet heart, Karen Lynn Alexander on July 25, 1997 in Sparta, Kentucky. Bill was a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church and the Carrollton VFW Post. Bill and Karen had resided in Canaan for fifteen years moving to Carrollton three years ago. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler’s Fan, loved his grandkids, very patriotic, enjoyed Henry J Cars and Peterbilt Trucks. Bill died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 3:10 a.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

Bill will be missed by his loving wife of eighteen years, Karen Lynn Alexander Nelson of Carrollton, Kentucky; his mother, Pauline Playco Nelson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his loving sons, Andy King and his wife, Connie of Carrollton, Kentucky, Adam King and his fiancée, Lea Ann Bryant of Vevay, Indiana, Billy Nelson and his wife, Dyanne of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jimmy Nelson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his loving daughters, Heather King and her fiancée, Bob Scroggins of Walton, Kentucky, Amberee Nelson and her fiancée, Copeland Browder of Cleveland, Tennessee, Kenzie Jo Nelson of Carrollton, Kentucky, Charlene Nelson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 10- grandchildren; his sisters, Joyce Nelson and Ruthie Nelson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, John Nelson, and his brother, John Nelson.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., by Pastor Aaron Adams at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana

A final salute was conducted on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the William James Nelson Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Leona “Big Momma”

Skirvin Ritch Tilley

Mrs. Leona “Big Momma” Skirvin Ritch Tilley, age 85, of Madison, Indiana entered this life on September 1, 1929 in Warsaw, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late, Louis H. and Stella Lewellen Skirvin. She was raised in Carroll County, Kentucky and attended school there. On September 8, 1948 Leona was united in marriage to John Claude “J.C.” Ritch in Carroll County, Kentucky. This happy union of thirty four years was blessed to raise six daughters and three sons. J.C. and Leona made their home in Switzerland County for many years moving to Madison in 1972. Leona was employed with Grote Industries for twenty five years retiring in August 1991. After the death of J.C. on September 7, 1982 she was united in marriage to George Robert Tilley on July 7, 1989 in Bedford, Kentucky. This union lasted for twenty years with the death of George on November 18, 2009. For twenty years she attended New Hope Baptist Church and had attended Point of Grace Family Fellowship Church for the past 15 years. She enjoyed Bingo, puzzle books, listening to Christian music and being with her large family. Leona was lovingly cared for at Hickory Creek for the past nine years. Leona died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 5:20 a.m. at Hickory Creek of Madison in Madison, Indiana.

Leona will be missed by her loving daughters, Rosalie Geyman and her husband, Mike of Madison, Indiana, Stella Kessler and her husband, Keith of Hanover, Indiana, Linda Geyman and her husband, Jim of China, Indiana, Dianna Smith and her husband, Jerome of Columbus, Indiana, Doris Johns of Greenfield, Indiana; her loving sons, Joe Ritch and his wife, Anita of Aurora, Indiana, Marvin Ritch of Madison, Indiana, Doug Ritch and his wife, Ramona of Carrollton, Kentucky; 24-grandchildren; 50-great grandchildren; 15-great great grandchildren; her loving sister, Thelma May of Eminence, Kentucky; her loving brothers, Calvin Skirvin of Knoxville, Tennessee, Louis Skirvin, Jr. of Madison, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis H. and Stella Lewellen Skirvin, her first husband of thirty four years, John Claude “J.C.” Ritch, died September 7, 1982, her second husband of twenty years, George Robert Tilley, died November 18, 2009, her daughter, Mary Ellen Pease, her grandchildren, Irvin Powers and Angie Ritch, her great grandchildren, Dakota McFadden and Alexis Ritch, her brothers, Raymond, Jeffrey, Theman and Clarence Skirvin.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Josh Lewis at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison, Indiana

Memorial contributions may be made to Hickory Creek Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Anna Ruth (Otter) Holdcroft

Mrs. Anna Ruth (Otter) Holdcroft, age 72, of Lamb, Indiana, entered this life on August 5, 1942, on Lost Fork in Switzerland County, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Royland A. “Roll” and Daisy (McFarland) Otter. She was raised at Five Points and was a graduate of the Vevay High School. Anna was united in marriage on June 7, 1959, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to the late, James Russell “Jimmy” Holdcroft and to this union arrived two daughters, Tamara and Ginger and a son, James to bless their home. Anna and Jimmy shared 32 years of marriage together until he passed away on November 1, 1991. Anna was a 37 year public servant at the Switzerland County Court House where she was currently the Highway Clerk for the Switzerland County Highway Department. She had also worked in the Auditor’s Office & the Treasurer’s Office for the Switzerland County Court House. She was a former cook for the Switzerland County High School, for many years. Anna donated her time to the junior 4-H program for 10 years, where she developed and mentored many children. She was a member of the Switzerland County Democrat Party and the Spring Branch Baptist Church. Anna resided in the Lamb community for the past 50 years. In her early years of life, Anna enjoyed playing on the Vevay softball league for many years. Anna also enjoyed gardening, especially raising strawberries, farming and stripping tobacco. Anna will be dearly missed by her family, friends and her community. Anna died at 9:32 am, Thursday, July 16, 2015, Patton Hollow Road and Highway 56 near Lamb, Indiana.

Anna will be dearly missed by her daughters: Tamara Holdcroft of Vevay, IN & Ginger Ann Peters & her husband: David of Vevay, IN; her son: James Holdcroft of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren: Chris Peters, Natalie Peters & Jace Lieland; her great-grandchildren: Camden Peters & Kaney Peters; her step-grandchild: Ethan Harbert; her mother-in-law: Florence Holdcroft of Vevay, IN; her sister: Margaret Turner of Florence, IN; her sister-in-law: Doris Ann Jenkins of Vevay, IN & her several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Royland A. “Roll” & Daisy (McFarland) Otter; her husband: James Russell “Jimmy” Holdcroft; her father-in-law: Arthur Russell Holdcroft; her sister: Betty Jean Adams & her nephew: George Bryant Adams.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 20, 2015, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Ron Lee, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Interment was in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Leon Jackson Jr.

Mr. Leon Jackson, Jr., age 70, of Rising Sun, Indiana, entered this life on April 13, 1945, in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of the late, Leon Sr. and Evelyn (Napier) Hamilton. He was raised in Pineville, Kentucky and resided in the Switzerland County community since 1978. Leon was inducted into the United States Navy on July 25, 1962, in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. Leon was honorably discharged with the rank of AM13 E4 on August 24, 1966, at DET Alameda.

Leon was united in marriage on May 7, 1964, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Mary Ann Collins and to this union arrived two sons, Leon III and James and a daughter, Michelle to bless their home. Leon and Mary Ann shared 51 years of marriage together until his death. He was employed as an Electrician for the Kroger company in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1990 after 21 years of service. Leon enjoyed fishing and hunting. Leon died at 4:35 pm, Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Leon will be missed by his wife of 51 years: Mary Ann (Collins) Jackson of Rising Sun, IN; his sons: Leon Jackson, III. & his wife: Robin of Rising Sun, IN, James Earl Jackson & his fiancée: Aimee Hungler of Cincinnati, OH; his daughter: Michelle Scott & her husband: Mark of Newark, OH; his grandchildren: Kayla, Crystal, Jenny, Amber, Justin, Colby, Madison, Tyler, Mia & Inara; his great-grandchildren: Ava, Aiden, Koltyn & Christian; his sisters: Betty Hensley of Rising Sun, IN, Juanita Brothers of Georgetown, KY, Sheila Lynette of Fort Myers, FL, Mel Wellbrock of Cincinnati, OH & Sandy Vierling of Cincinnati, OH; his brothers: Renfro Bishop of Rising Sun, IN, Earl Jackson of East Enterprise, IN, Ben Jackson of East Enterprise, IN, Pastor David Jackson of Cincinnati, OH, Harry Jackson of West Harrison, IN & Pete Jackson of Fort Myers, FL & his numerous nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leon Jackson, Sr. & Evelyn (Napier) Hamilton & his brother: Hubert Bishop.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 11:00 am, by Pastor David Jackson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Full military rites and Interment were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 & the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mia Michelle Jackson Fund c/o James Earl Jackson. Cards are available at the funeral home.