Obituaries 7-9-15


Paul Webber

Paul Robert Webber, age 70, of Vevay, passed away on Sunday, July 5th, 2015, at 2:33 p.m. at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Paul entered this life on March 3rd, 1945 in Madison, Indiana, the son of the late, Thomas Robert and Jeanette (Turner) Webber.

He was raised in Vevay and was a 1965 graduate of the Vevay High School. Paul was inducted into the United States Army on February 23rd, 1966, in Louisville, Kentucky, serving during the Vietnam War. He earned the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; the Good Conduct Medal; and the Marksman Rifle.

On December 15th, 1972, he entered into the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged on December 14th, 1987 with the rank of Sergeant. He served in the Army Reserve for five years, 11 months and 30 days. Paul served his country for 22 years, 11 months and 30 days.

Paul retired from maintenance for Grand Victoria in Rising Sun after 14 years of service. He was a former maintenance employee for Randall Textron Inc. in Vevay for 27 years until it closed. He also helped his uncle farm for Russell Peelman for several years.

He resided all of his life in the Vevay community. He was a volunteer firemen for the Jeff-Craig Fire Department for over 40 years. He was a member of the Center Square Church of Christ in Center Square; the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. Paul enjoyed working, playing with his nieces and nephews, playing softball when he was young and visiting with his neighbors.

Paul will be missed by his sister: Alice Bye and her husband: Frank of Madison; his brother, James Webber and his wife: LaDonna of Hanover; his nieces and nephews: Christina, Anthony, Chentain, Darrell and Rita; his great-nieces and great-nephews: Amber, Austin, Brittany, Blake, Issac, Hailey, Natalie and Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas Robert Webber, who died October 14th, 1972; and Jeanette (Turner) Webber, who died July 26th, 2014; his sister: Julia Webber; his niece: Shonna Webber; his great-nieces: Katie and Allie Bye.

Funeral services will be conducted today (Thursday, July 9th), at 11 a.m., by Brother Don Truesdell, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street in Vevay.

Full military rites and Interment will be conducted at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185, the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m., on Wednesday, July 8th, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home. The Jeff-Craig Fire Department will conduct firemen services at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesday, July 8th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Center Square Church of Christ or to the Jeff-Craig Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Michael Powell

Michael Lee Powell, 62, of Rising Sun, passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center.

Michael was born in Covington, Kentucky on February 18th, 1953, the son of Roy Powell, of Rising Sun, and the late Helen (Conner) Powell. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1971.

Mike worked as a heavy equipment operator. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion.

On April 7th, 1973 he married Susie (Carillo) Powell, who survives him.

In addition to his wife Susie, Michael is survived by a daughter, Elisa D. Lyttle, of Evanston, Indiana; by two sons, Michael E. Powell, of Corvallis, Oregon; and LeeRoy R Powell, of Rising Sun; by his father Roy Powell of Rising Sun; by a sister, Sandy Kinzer, of Rising Sun; and by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother Helen Powell.

At Michael’s request no services will be held. Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County Rescue Unit. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family.

Paulina Scudder

Paulina (Sigmon) Scudder, age 84, of East Enterprise, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, at the Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Paulina entered this life on March 19th, 1931, in Switzerland County, the loving daughter of the late, Paul Rayburn and Elizabeth (Bishop) Sigmon.

She was raised in Switzerland County where she attended the Long Run Grade School, and was a 1949 graduate of the Vevay High School. Paulina was united in marriage on July 3rd, 1949, at the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield, to the Reverend John Scudder, and to this union arrived a son Dennis, and a daughter, Susan, to bless their home.

Paulina and John shared 66 loving years of marriage together until her death.

In her early years of life, Paulina was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay. She was also employed for the Allensville Store House for 12 years; and she was secretary for the International Harvester Dealership in Vevay.

Paulina resided with her loving husband for the past 55 years in East Enterprise. She was a former Director for the Jack Sullivan Senior Citizen Center in Vevay; and she was a faithful member of the East Enterprise United Methodist Church. Paulina was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed making rag rugs in her Loom Room workshop, cooking, reading, sewing, seamstressing and socializing with her family and friends.

Paulina will be remembered for her smile and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend; and will be missed by her family and her community.

Paulina will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 66 years: Reverend John Scudder of East Enterprise; her son: Dennis Scudder and his wife: Rachel of Shelbyville, Indiana; her daughter: Susan Alexander and her husband: Rodney of Mesa, Arizona; and her grandchildren: Michael Alexander, Claire Scudder and Laura Scudder.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Paul Rayburn and Elizabeth (Bishop) Sigmon; her stepmother: Beryl (Gardner) Sigmon; her stepbrother: Maurice Ash and her stepsister: Pat Baumgartner.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 7th, by Pastor Bill Madison and Pastor Roger Parrott, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

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