Obituaries 7-24-14

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Theda Seal

Theda Lavora (Potter) Seal, 77, of Vevay, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, July 17th, 2014, at her Vevay residence.

She was born January 9th, 1937, in Floyd County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Carl and Dallie (Gibson) Potter. She was raised in Floyd County, where she attended school.

Theda was united in marriage on November 30th, 1950, in Cleves, Ohio, to the late Edward James Seal. Theda and Edward shared 26 years of marriage together until Edward passed away on October 16th, 1976.

Theda was employed on the assembly line for Campbell Hausfeld in Harrison, Ohio, for seven years. She was employed as a waitress at Frisch’s Restaurant in Lawrenceburg and for Countryside Restaurant in East Enterprise for several years. Theda resided in the Switzerland County community since 1972. Theda will be remembered for her love of canning, sewing, working puzzles, crocheting, but most of all, for her love of owls, especially White Snowy Owls.

Survivors include her sons, Larry Lusby and wife Kathy of Brookville, Rick Seal of Madison, Jerry Seal and wife Georgina of Vevay, Randy Seal of Holton, and Todd Seal and wife Marie of Charlestown; her daughter, Debbie White and husband Joe of Moores Hill; her grandchildren, Jake, Cathy, Becky, Ricki, LaDonna, Jerri Lynn, Russell, Carla, Kasey, Greg, James, Kayla, Earl, Jason, Randall, Ashley, Justin, Mikey and Scotty; her great-grandchildren, Kelly, Wyatt, Olivia, Tatan, Billie Jo, Anna, Cameron, Carter, Gavin, Kylie and Kenley; her sisters, Madge Chambers of Batavia, Ohio, Sue Claxton of Bennington, Barbara Potter Murphy of Batavia, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her son, James D. Seal; her companion, Harlan “Jack” Scudder; and her brother, Clyde Potter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment was in Greendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Martha Royce

Martha Ellen Shipley Royce, 76, of Madison, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10th, 2014, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born March 30th, 1938, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late, Richard and Mary Louise Hoagland Shipley. She was raised in Madison and was a member of the 1956 first graduating class of Shawe Memorial High School.

On June 17th, 1956, she was united in marriage to James W. Royce at the St. Michael Catholic Church in downtown Madison. This happy union of 58 years was blessed with two daughters and one son.

Martha had worked early in life at the Old Madison Telephone Company as a switchboard operator and later for the Jefferson County Courthouse. She was a faithful member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and enjoyed serving on the funeral committee. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 765 Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary, Jefferson Post No. 9. Martha enjoyed her flowers, reading and socializing with friends and family.

Martha will be missed by her loving husband of 58 years, James W. Royce of Madison; her loving daughter, Beth McKinney of Henderson, Kentucky; her loving son, James Steven Royce and his wife, Robin of Columbus; her loving son-in-law, Terry Crank of Madison; her caring grandchildren, Jessica, Tara, Alex, Nathan and Emily; several adoring great-grandchildren, Aubri, Courtney, Addison, Aden and Arrabella; her loving sister, Marge Toomey of Madison; her loving brothers, Richard “Buck” Shipley and his wife, Judy of Madison and Charles “Butch” Shipley and his wife, Joyce of Louisville, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Shipley in August, 1973, her mother, Mary Louise Hoagland Shipley on June 6th, 2007; her daughter, Peggy L. Royce Crank, on May 11th, 2007; her brother, James Michael Shipley, in 1942; her brother-in-law, Joseph Toomey; and her stepfather, Rolles Wagner.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 26th, by Father Christopher A. Craig and Deacon Mike Gardener at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be held at a later date in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North U.S. 421 near Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to ALS or the Friends of Shawe & Pope John.

Mary Liter

Mary Esther Dart Liter, age 88, of Madison, passed away Monday, July 21st, 2014, at the Jennings Healthcare in North Vernon.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Ernie Schulz

Frank E. “Ernie” Schulz, Jr., 82, of Vevay, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born August 1st, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving son of the late Frank Ernest and Marie (Williams) Schulz. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was a graduate of Western Hills High School.

Ernie was united in marriage on July 7th, 1950, to the love of his life, Joan B. Nerenberg. Unto this union two sons arrived to bless their home. Ernie and Joan shared 61 years of marriage together until Joan passed away on July 20th, 2011.

He served as Fireman Lieutenant with the Cincinnati Fire Department for 31 years. Ernie resided in the Switzerland County community on Tapps Ridge since 1983. He enjoyed farming and being with his beloved wife, Joan, until her passing. Ernie was a member of the Kilwinning Lodge F&AM No. 356 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ernie was a devoted husband, loving dad and grandpa.

Private services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Lillian Smith

Lillian E. Sachleben Smith, 89, of Madison, passed away at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 19th, 2014, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born May 3rd, 1925, on Ryker’s Ridge in Jefferson County, the loving daughter of the late Will and Edna Detmer Sachleben. She had resided all of her life in Jefferson County and was a 1943 graduate of Madison High School.

On October 24th, 1945, Lillian was united in marriage to David M. Smith in Madison. This happy union of 59 years was blessed with one daughter, Sondra, and one son, Daniel.

Lillian was employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison from 1943-1978 in ballistics. She was a faithful member of the Madison Presbyterian Church in downtown Madison. She held membership in the Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary, Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, and Madison Elks Lodge No. 524. Lillian was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by her daughter, Sondra Williams of Madison; her son, Daniel B. Smith and his wife, Sandra of Madison; her grandchildren, Connie Barrett, Michael Williams, Jacob Smith and Tamaura Dubuque; her eight great-grandchildren; her eight great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Aliene Breitenbach of Cincinnati, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Edna Detmer Sachleben; her husband of 59 years, David M. Smith, on May 14th, 2004; her brother, Leon Sachleben; and her great-granddaughter, Christa.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23rd, at the Madison Presbyterian Church, 202 Broadway Street in downtown Madison, with Reverend Scott Hookey officiating. Interment was in Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Clara Sommer

Clara Mae Hoffmann Sommer, 88, of Madison, passed away at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 20th, 2014, at her home in Madison.

She was born September 21st, 1925, on Cragmont Street in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Edward C. and Ethel Alexander Hoffmann. She resided all of her life in Madison on Cragmont Street and was a 1943 graduate of North Madison High School. She was a graduate of St. Mary Business School with a degree in bookkeeping.

On April 12th, 1947, she was united in marriage to Bernard Fred Sommer at St. Patrick Catholic Church. This happy union of 66 years was blessed with two sons and three daughters.

Clara Mae was a faithful member of the former St. Patrick Catholic Church, now known as the Prince of Peace. She had worked early in life as a bookkeeper at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. She then began a long career with Sommer Masonry as the bookkeeper. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, socializing with friends and family, avid I.U. basketball fan, working on her computer, reading, and working crossword puzzles. She was a charter member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

She is survived by her loving daughters, Judy Sommer and her companion, Chris Land of Louisville, Kentucky, Connie Wolf and her husband, Chief Bob Wolf of Madison and Cindy Long and her husband, Eston of Hanover; her loving son, Mike Sommer and his wife, Peggy of Madison; her loving grandchildren, Kelly Hill, Brad Wolf and Katie and Joe Sommer; her adoring great-grandchildren, Bailey Wolf and Casey and Tyler Hill; her step-grandchildren, Steve and Jason Long; her step-great-grandchildren, Alyssa Long, Cadence Long, Kinsten Long, Violet Long and Adelee Long; her brother, Phil Hoffmann of Palmetto, Florida; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim Craig of Madison, Pauline “Polly” Whalen of Durango, Colorado and Harold Yancey, Sr., of Madison; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Margaret Sommer of Madison and Jack Williams of Huntsville, Alabama; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward C. and Ethel Alexander Hoffmann; her husband of 66 years, Bernard Fred Sommer, on November 25th, 2013; her son, Bernard Joseph Sommer; and her sisters, Bettie Jenkins, Anna Thevenow, Mary Kathryn Craig and Rosemary Geyman.

Funeral mass was held Saturday, July 26th, at the St. Patrick Catholic Chapel in Madison, with Father Christopher A. Craig officiating. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. 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.

Patsy Adams

Patsy Lou (Greene) Adams, 83, of near Brooksburg, passed away at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, July 17th, 2014, at her residence.

She was born May 20th, 1941, in Muncie, the daughter of the late Alonzo “Lonnie” and Martha Mae (Covington) Greene.

Patsy was united in marriage on September 28th, 1951, in Madison, to the late Charles Edward “Bill” Adams. Unto this union two sons, Charles and Douglas, arrived to bless their home. Patsy and Bill shared nearly 54 years of marriage together until Bill passed away on March 2nd, 2005.

Patsy retired from the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, after 30 years of service. She was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg and Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396. Patsy resided in the Switzerland County community since the age of five. She enjoyed watching TV, cooking, gardening and canning.

Survivors include her two sons, Charles N. Adams of Brooksburg and Douglas W. Adams and wife Fran of Bordentown, New Jersey; her four grandchihldren, Sarah Lin McAfee, Nathan Travis Adams, David Stevenson and Randall Stevenson; her eight great-grandchildren, Logen Chase Cassidy, Sam McAfee, Molly McAfee, Claire Louise Stevenson, Shane Stevenson, Derek Stevenson, Avery Stevenson, and Levi Stevenson; her two sisters, Betty Waldon of Madison and Jo Scotti of Vevay; her two brothers, Anthony Wayne Greene of Madison and Richard Greene of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her five sisters, Lillian Mae White, Pauline “Polly” Yengich, Jean Greene, Emma Lee Greene and one infant sister; her brother, Robert T. Greene; one infant brother; her nephew, Richard L. “Dickie” White; and her great-niece, Loni Amber Lynn Turner.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 21st, at Brooksburg Baptist Church, with Pastor Mark Lee officiating. Interment was in Brooksburg Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Kaye Brindley

Kathleen Marie “Kaye” Brindley, 91, of Vevay, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, July 19th, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born August 28th, 1922, in Nicholas County, Kentucky, the youngest child of the late Francis M. and Cathryn Elizabeth (Boone) Mann. Of the six children born, Kaye was the last member of her generation to pass away. Kaye’s mother died in 1925. Kaye was then raised by her older sisters who lived in Kentucky and Indiana.

Kay attended a beautician school in Indianapolis and lived in New Augusta, on the edge of Indianapolis, for 30 years. She then moved to Vevay to start a new life on the Ohio River. Kaye founded Homestead Realty and later Landmark Realty and Good Earth Realty. Kaye enjoyed collecting, buying and selling antiques. She loved adventure in her life, as well as fishing, mushroom hunting, horses, a good laugh, country songs and all her pals in the Vevay community. Kaye knew almost everyone in the county and was very community minded by helping with the development of Switzerland County as a tourist destination. Kaye appreciated the beautiful Ohio River, the wonderful homes, rich heritage and the people of Switzerland County. She was a member of the Switzerland County Historical Society, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185 and Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396 in Vevay.

Survivors include her daughter, Charlye Kaye Brown of West Alexandria, Ohio; her granddaughter, Andrea Schell and husband Daniel of Fort Thomas, Kentucky; her grandson, Steve Brown and wife Katie of San Antonio, Texas; her six great-grandchildren, Sydnie, Sophie, Ernie, Grace, Andrew and Jack; her very special nephew, Russ Gilliom and wife Lois of Churubusco, Indiana; her great-niece and great-nephew, Erica and Ben; and other relatives and friends in the community.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Roger Allen “Rocky” Hollingsworth on April 3rd, 2014; two brothers; and three sisters.

A memorial gathering will be held from 2-4 p.m. today (Thursday, July 24th) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Historical Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Pat Knox

Patricia L. “Pat” (Scott) Knox, 89, of Vevay, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born January 4th, 1925, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Captain Clair Scott and Alma (Baars) Burrows. She was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a 1943 graduate of Louisville Girls High School.

Pat was united in marriage on October 13th, 1949, in Carroll County, Kentucky, to the late Willie D. Knox. Unto this union a son, Dickie, arrived to bless their home. Patricia and Willie shared nearly 47 years of marriage together until Willie passed away on January 26th, 1996.

Patricia was employed in the dining room of the Ogle Haus Inn in Vevay and for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence for several years. Pat was a former employee of U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, retiring after 25 years of service. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185, Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396 and the Mount Sterling Baptist Church. Patricia resided most of her life in the Switzerland County community. Pat was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her son, Dickie Knox of Vevay; her two grandsons, Steven Knox and wife Amanda of Vevay and Ricky Knox and wife Ashley of Vevay; her four great-grandchihldren, Jordan Knox, Mahaila Grace Knox, Madison Patricia Knox and Keylie Jo Knox.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Lee Scott; her sister, Rebecca Scott; and her daughter-in-law, Janie (Laughlin) Knox on January 27th, 2014.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 18th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Rita May

Rita Jane Carter May, 70, of Rising Sun, formerly of Madison and Hanover, passed away at 1:29 p.m., Saturday, July 19th, 2014, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born July 20th, 1943, in Milton, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Robert & Violet Mahoney Carter. She was raised in Trimble County and was a 1961 graduate of Trimble County High School.

She was united in marriage to Don Youngblood in 1964 and this union was blessed with four sons.

A later marriage was to Kenneth May and this union added a stepson.

Rita worked at Grote Industries on the assembly line; Valco in Carrollton, Kentucky as a clerk; Hardee’s Restaurant and Pardner’s Restaurant as a cook and she last worked at Marzipan Bakery as a clerk. She attended Mt. Tabor Wesleyan Church in Trimble County and enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls; and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her four sons, Maurice Youngblood of Madison, Tony Youngblood of Madison, Gary Youngblood of East Enterprise and Donald “Chip” Youngblood and his companion, Crystal Dannellik of East Enterprise; her stepson, Dwayne May of Madison; her grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, Katie, Savannah, Ryan, Dillon, Markita, Brandon, Breonna and Ashley; her step-grandson, Aaron; her great- grandchildren, Annick, Rilynn and Kinsley; her four brothers, Harold Carter and his wife, Emogene of Madison, Paul Carter of Bedford, Kentucky, David Carter and his wife, Cathy of Madison and Roy Carter and his wife, Tracy of Lexington, Indiana; her three sisters, Joyce Fendley and her husband, John of Lagrange, Kentucky, Carolyn Basham and her husband, Dave of Crothersville, Indiana and Patsy Motenko and her husband, Woody of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Violet Mahoney Carter; her brothers, Robert “Bobby” and Donald Carter; and her niece, Tiffany Carter

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23rd, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Reverend Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment was in the Mahoney Cemetery near Bedford, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rita May Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.