Obituaries 8-17-17


Landon Michael Weaver

Lucas Scott Weaver

Landon Michael and Lucas Scott Weaver entered this life 16 weeks premature on Sunday, July 16th, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

The twins were born to the loving parents of Scott Michael Weaver and Dorothy Mae Lamson. Landon and Lucas’ parents were so excited to be expecting two bundles of joy. Their expected date of arrival was to be November 3rd, 2017. We know that someday we’ll be together again, but for now we’ll keep you in our hearts. Know that we love you more than words can say and that God will protect you while we are apart.

Landon passed away on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky; and Lucas passed away on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at the Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Landon Michael and Lucas Scott Weaver will be deeply missed by their father: Scott Michael Weaver of Madison; their mother: Dorothy Mae Lamson of Vevay; their maternal-grandparents: Loren and Marla Lamson of Vevay; their maternal-great-grandparents: Jim and Lois Brooks of Grammer, Indiana and Marsha Jane Lamson of Vevay; their paternal-grandfather: Michael Weaver of Dupont, Indiana; their paternal-grandmother: Deborah Leland of Scottsburg, Indiana; their paternal-great-grandmother: and Mary Louise Weaver of Brownstown, Indiana.

They will also be deeply missed their maternal aunts and uncles: Marlena and Donovan Townsend of La Grange, Kentucky; Loren and Tiffany Lamson of Osgood, Indiana; James Lamson of Vevay; and Ben and Chalae Lamson of Oakland City, Indiana; by their paternal aunts and uncle: Mykalia Weaver of Dupont, Indiana and Elisha and David Caudill of Scottsburg, Indiana; their maternal-great-aunts and uncles: Anita Sanders and her companion: Dennis Catteron of North Vernon, Indiana; Angela and Albert Powers of Vevay; Joe and Anna Lamson of Lexington, Indiana; John and Robin Lamson of Oden, Indiana; Sara and Daniel Rodgers of Vevay; and Laure Lamson of Vevay.

They are also survived by their maternal step-great aunts and step-great-uncles: Dennis and Debbie Brooks of Elizabethtown, Indiana and Leta Brooks of Scipio, Indiana; their paternal great-aunt: Peggy Jo Hohnstreiter of Seymour, Indiana; and their several cousins.

They were preceded in death by their maternal-great-grandfather: James E. Aldred; their maternal-great-grandfather: Joseph E. Lamson; their paternal-great-grandfather: Lee Gordon Weaver and their maternal great-aunt: Jama Lois (Aldred) Hayes.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., by Pastor Joe Lamson at the Riverview Baptist Church, 1341 Spring Branch Road Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday morning, August 19th, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the Riverview Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Landon Michael and Lucas Scott Weaver Fund, c/o Dorothy Lamson. Cards are available at the funeral home or church. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Sara Walton

Sara Elizabeth Walton, 38, of Holmes Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.

Sara was born in Elk Horn, Wisconsin on July 25th, 1979, the daughter of Roger Dale Walton and the late Sharon Kay (Robinson) Walton.

Sara was a 1997 graduate of Rising Sun High School. She was a gifted athlete and played basketball and volleyball while in school. Sara loved nature and wildlife. While in Florida she devoted much of her time to saving sea turtles. She loved being on the beach and taking photos of the sunset. Sara also enjoyed music and going to live shows. Sara loved her friends and family, being an aunt was a very special part of her life.

Sara is survived by her father Roger Walton and wife Cherie, of Milan, Indiana; by her brother Darren Walton and fianceé Jennifer Works, of Rising Sun; by her sister Janella Pryce and husband Harry, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; by her grandmothers: Bula Walton of Rising Sun and Eloise Holland of Rising Sun; by nieces and nephews, Megan, Morgan, Josh and Emma Walton and Katelyn, Kristyn and Kylee Cromer; and by special friends Jesse and Donna. Sara is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 19th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, August 18th at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch. Cards are available at funeral home.

Edward Thompson

Edward Francis “Eddie” Thompson, age 77, of Vevay, passed away at 6:28 a.m. on Monday, August 14th, 2017, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Eddie entered this life on October 7th, 1939 in New York, New York, the son of the late James Michael and Florence (Grieser) Thompson. He was raised in New York and Lynhurst, New Jersey where he attended school.

Eddie was united in marriage on November 10th, 1957 in New York, New York to Jeannie Marie Jurgensen, and to this union arrived eight children to bless their home. Eddie and Jeannie shared nearly 60 years of marriage together until his death.

He was employed as a pipefitter, plumber and steamfitter for Union Local #440 in Columbus, Indiana, retiring in 2001, after 30 years of service.

Eddie resided in the Switzerland County community for the past 42 years. Eddie enjoyed remodeling their house, mowing his lawn and working.

Eddie will be deeply missed by his loving family. Eddie is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years: Jeannie Marie (Jurgensen) Thompson of Vevay; his daughters: Elizabeth Barone and her husband: David of Lynhurst, New Jersey; Lori Browning and her husband: Myron of Vevay; Cindy Purnell and her companion: Phil Markland of East Enterprise; Kelly May and her husband: James of Vevay; Tracey Thompson and her companion: Verle Lock of Vevay; and Michelle Ritch and her husband: Clayton of Vevay; by his sons: James Thompson and his wife: Jessica of Indianapolis, Indiana and Robert Thompson and his wife: Elka of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Jennifer, Melissa, Isiah, Simone, Gernot, Katrina, Ashley, Courtney, Preston, Blake, Destiny, Justin, Eddie, Luke, Michael, Haley, Chase, Cameron and Ella; and his 17-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: James Michael and Florence (Grieser) Thompson; his grandson: Mirco Wieczorek; his brothers: James and Robert James Thompson; his sister: Eileen Garland and his sister-in-law: Diana Thompson.

Friends may call on the family from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 17th, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. There will be a private family funeral service; and interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Steve Wood

Steve Wood, age 66, longtime resident and farmer in Switzerland County, died at his home on Friday, August 11th, 2017.

He was born in Camden, New Jersey, the first son of the late Eleanor (Orzechowska) Wood and Raymond Wood.

Steve and Barbara Jane Tape were married in Switzerland County in November of 1978. They lived on a farm on Worth Cole Road, where they raised their daughters, Leah (Wood) Walthery and Alice (Wood) Conovitz.

He also had great affection for his daughters’ families: Leah’s husband Lee and their daughters Nellie and Lily of Logansport, Indiana; and Alice’s husband Pete and their daughters Zoey and Rae of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Steve worked as a carpenter on special exhibits at the Cincinnati Museum Center for 20 years. He also farmed and was widely known for his expertise in raising dairy goats; which he shared his knowledge of through his work in 4-H.  He often spoke of his love of the people and place that make up Switzerland County.

He is missed by family and friends, including his siblings Anita Murphy, Linda Sheppard, Joanne Mignona, Peter Kevin, Denise Menold, and their families.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Delores Breitweiser.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Support to the family is being provided by Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Genevieve Truitt

Genevieve Truitt, 84, of Ohio County, passed away at 8:12 a.m. on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at Ross Manor, in Dillsboro, Indiana.

Genevieve was born in Quercus Grove on March 1st, 1933, the daughter of the late Mary Gertrude (Galbreath) and Clayton Potter. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1951.

Genevieve was the wife of Verle Truitt. Genevieve and Verle were married on December 24th, 1951. They spent over 65 love filled years together.

Genevieve was a devoted member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. She served as Sunday School Secretary for many years and was also a cook at the Whitewater Christian Service Camp. Genevieve went on a missionary trip to Granada were she shared her love of the Lord.

Genevieve was also a 60 year member of the Rising Sun Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was a past Worthy Matron, former Grand Representative and District 5 Deputy Indiana Grand Chapter OES. Genevieve enjoyed making handbags, ornaments and many other crafts. She also loved to travel, go camping and riding the motorcycle with her husband Verle. Genevieve was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend and faithful Christian. She will be deeply missed.

Genevieve is survived by her caring husband Verle Truitt of Ohio County; by two daughters: Verlene Sharp and husband Vernon, of Ohio County and Bonnie Duckworth and husband Roy, of Florence, Indiana; by a son: Roger Truitt, of Rising Sun; and by eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She is also survived by a brother, Carroll Potter and wife Georgia, of Ohio County; and many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by a daughter, Lois Marie Truitt, who passed away on November 13th, 1955.

Funeral services were held on Monday, August 14th at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. Friends were invited to call on the family on Sunday, August 13th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Whitewater Christian Service Camp or Ohio County Rescue. Cards are available at funeral home.

Charles Tingle

Charles Larry Tingle, Jr., 55, of Owingsville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, August 14th, 2017 in the St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky.

He was born on August 17, 1961.

Charles had worked for East Kentucky Power for 35 years as a construction project manager. He was a member of the Heritage Christian Church in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Charles was an avid rabbit hunter and he enjoyed U.K. ballgames, traveling and spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Belinda Anderson Tingle, whom he married on May 1st, 1982; one daughter, Christy (Nick) Shaw of Owingsville, Kentucky; two brothers: Lonnie Tingle of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Jeff (Cindy) Tingle of Vevay; one sister, Janice Anderson of Owingsville, Kentucky; two granddaughters: Abigail Grace Shaw and Madison Clay Shaw; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Also, friends and co-workers at East Kentucky Power; and his hospice nurse Jessi Gulley, who were like extended family members to him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 17th, in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville, Kentucky, with Pastor Chris Shaw, Reverend Lowell Rice, and Brother Randy Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Owingsville Cemetery. Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 16th, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Earl Bradley, Jimmy Bradley, Wilson Harmon, Gary Rose, Eugene Miller, Mike Fannin, Del Anderson and Jason Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Morris, Mark Brewer, Matt Clark, Patrick Bishoff, Kerry Howard, Craig Johnson, Brad Young, Phillip Berry and His East Kentucky Power Co-Workers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Claire Hospice, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead, Kentucky, 40351.