Obituaries 8-18-16

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Mary Davidson

Mary E. Davidson, age 61, of Pleasant, died at 5:36 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana.

Marilyn Morgan

Marilyn A. (Miller) Morgan, age 77, of Vevay, passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Marilyn entered this life on July 9th, 1939, in Ripley County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller. She was raised in Switzerland County from the age of five, and she attended the Vevay High School.

Marilyn was united in marriage on June 30th, 1955, in Vevay, to Pastor Robert E. “Bob” Morgan, and to this union arrived two daughters: Angela and Linda; and two sons: Gary and Joshua to bless their home. Marilyn and Bob shared nearly 54 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 22nd, 2009.

Marilyn was a former Associate Pastor for the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church in Greensburg, Indiana. She was a member of the Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay. Marilyn was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marilyn will be dearly missed by her daughters: Angela (Morgan) Browning and her husband: Donnie of Vevay; and Linda (Morgan) Faust and her husband: Larry of Lafayette, Indiana; her son: Gary Morgan of Vevay; her 10-grandchildren: Jared, Ashley, Drusilla, Randi, Danielle, Samantha, Robert, Korey, Alan, J.J. and Cody; her 10-great-grandchildren: Madison, Emma, Conner, London, Cecelia, Ethan, Elliott, Sophie, Chloe and Jackson.

She will also be dearly missed by her brother: Reverend Kenny Miller and his wife: Carolyn of Vevay; her sister: Carolyn Griffin and her husband: Dean of Pleasant; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller; her husband of nearly 54 years: Pastor Robert E. “Bob” Morgan, who died on February 22nd, 2009; and her son: Joshua David Morgan, who died on February 17th, 1995.

Family and friends will meet at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043, to go in procession to Moffett Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th, 2016.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International Memorial Bible Program or Vevay Assembly. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Miss Peggy Lorraine “Miss Kitty” Eckerty, age 63, of Vevay, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:10 a.m., on Saturday, August 13th, 2016, at her residence in Madison. Peggy is now rejoicing in the angels choir.

Peggy entered this life on January 15th, 1953, in Logansport, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Clarence Edwin and Thelma Lorraine (Underwood) Eckerty. She was raised in Madison, where she was a 1971 graduate of the Madison Consolidated High School.

Peggy earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1976 and her master’s degree in 1983, from Indiana University in Bloomington. Peggy completed her student teaching at the Johnathan Jennings Elementary School in Charlestown, Indiana.

Peggy was first employed in the Occupational Therapy Department for the Madison State Hospital in Madison, from 1971-1976. ‘Miss Kitty’ was employed as a fourth grade teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation from 1977-1978, in a classroom in the Old Gym. In 1979, she began teaching at the Jeff-Craig Elementary School in Vevay until 1996, where she taught second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

‘Miss Kitty’ was currently teaching fourth grade for the Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise, since 1996.

Peggy established the Student Council program at the Switzerland County Elementary School. Every year, Peggy enjoyed coordinating and planning the Veterans Day Program at the Switzerland County Elementary School where she also sang all the official military songs. ‘Miss Kitty’ was very active in the fourth grade ‘Little Hoosiers History Club’ that was held at the Jeff-Craig Elementary School and Switzerland County Elementary School.

Superintendent Mike Jones presented Peggy with a school bell in honor of her many years of teaching, and also shared with her that the ‘Little Hoosiers History Club’ will be named the ‘Peggy Eckerty Little Hoosiers Club’. Peggy loved Indiana and loved to give her students a taste of Pioneer Days in Indiana. She was the coordinator of Pioneer Day that was held at the Switzerland County Elementary School. She was recognized by the Indiana Historical Society and awarded the prestigious “Caleb Mills Indiana History Teacher of the Year Award.”

If you asked her students about her classes, they would have told you she was strict, fair, fun, and made Indiana History come to life.

Peggy was a member of the Julia L. Dumont Literary Club where she was a past president, secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the Markland Baptist Church in Markland, where she was a much-sought-after vocalist in the church and in her community. She was a member of the Vevay Music Club, where she participated and volunteered to benefit the Hoosier Theater and scholarships fundraising events. She worked tirelessly for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, where she obtained donations for “Relay for Life” and participated in the “Survivors Walk” every year. She was a former member of the Milton, Kentucky Women’s Club.

Peggy was raised in the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison and was active in every program in the church. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Switzerland County Teachers Association and the National Education Association. She served on the scholarship committee for the Community Foundation of Switzerland County and served on the Danglade Scholarship Committee.

Peggy enjoyed singing church hymns and volunteering her time to serve her community. She also enjoyed shopping, swimming, talking on the phone, watching the “Young and the Restless”, the “Game Show Network”, “The Golden Girls” and spending time with her family, close friends, and her fur babies.

The average person could not hope to keep up with her pace as she made her lists, planned her attack, and sought to educate our youth and community; yet if you would have asked her or complimented her, she would always deny that she did anything special.

‘Miss Kitty’, you will forever live in our hearts and in the Switzerland County community. We will forever miss your immense smile, your tender heart and your infectious laugh. You were an asset to the Switzerland County School Corporation where you dedicated your life to educating students for 38 years. She fought a gallant battle against breast cancer for the past 12 years.

Peggy will be dearly missed by her mother: Thelma Lorraine (Underwood) Eckerty of Wilkinson, Indiana; her sisters: Judy Eades and her husband: Phil of Madison; Pam Flowers and her husband: Chuck of Brown County, Indiana; Becky Burch and her husband: Jerry of Hanover; Lisa Singer and her husband: Bob of Madison; and Susan Pyle and her companion: Jim McRoberts of Wilkinson, Indiana.

She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews: Carla Krebs, Janeen Blair, Beth Ann Skirvin, Scott Eades, Chuck Flowers, Kim Evans, Jeff Burch, Andy Burch, Angie Lockwood, Michele Turner, Brian Singer, Christi Bruer, Adam Pyle and Jared Pyle; her great-nieces and great-nephews; her two great-great nephews; her Siamese cat: Precious Joy Eckerty of Madison; her Vevay family: Rodney Nay, Sally Nay and Morgan Nay; Roger Nay, Luann Nay, Kayla Nay and Laura Nay Reagan; and her numerous dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her father: Clarence Edwin Eckerty; her adopted parents: Reverend and Mrs. Merris and Freda Dice; and her loving Siamese cat: Hope Eckerty, who passed away in 2011.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Bobby Brundige Jr. and Pastor Mike Jones at the Switzerland County Elementary School, 12862 Highway 250 East Enterprise, Indiana, 47019.

Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th, 2016, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Indiana 47250; from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, August 19th, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043; and 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at the Switzerland County Elementary School.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miss Peggy Lorraine “Miss Kitty” Eckerty Endowment Fund for the field of education c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Neal Webb

William C. “Neal” Webb, 84, of Rising Sun, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Neal was born in Switzerland County on January 2nd, 1932, the son of the late Mary Etta (Clark) and Lyman S. Webb. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1950.

Neal proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, and was a lifetime member of the Rising Sun American Legion.

He performed many duties at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for 47 years, retiring in 1997.

On July 3rd, 1954, he married Mary O. (Grace) Webb. Neal and Mary were married 47 years until her passing on August 16th, 2001. Neal enjoyed squirrel and rabbit hunting when he was able. He was an avid sportsman and a good ball player in his youth, playing baseball while in the Army. Later in life golf became a passion of his. Watching his children and grandchildren participate in whatever activity they were doing was something he loved.

Neal is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Mickey) Miller, of Flatrock, Indiana; by two sons: Bruce (Lana) Webb, of Rising Sun and Jason (Alice) Webb, of Rising Sun; by grandchildren: Kammy Miller, Jennifer Griffin, Erin Webb, Brent Webb, Scott Webb and Ethan Webb; and by great grandchildren: Spencer Craft, Xander Craft, Breyden York, Ryleigh Griffin and Easton Griffin.

He is also survived by a brother Harry, (Mary) Webb, of Aurora.

Neal was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; by brothers, Clyde and Lyman Webb; by a sister, Martha Dunnaway; and by a granddaughter, Amy Lynn.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 18th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Roger Webb officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 17th, at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

Georgina Rider

Georgina Rider, 95, of Patriot, passed away at 11:12 p.m. on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay.

Georgina was born in Patriot on October 30th, 1920, the daughter of the late Artie and Alfred Chapman. She was the youngest of 10 children and was the last surviving sibling.

Georgina was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1939. She was a homemaker and also had worked at the Plastic Factory in East Enterprise and at the King Hotel. Georgina enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She also had a great affection for animals. Spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren is what she loved most.

Georgina is survived by a daughter: Cindy Laib, of East Enterprise; by a son: Tony Rider, of Patriot; by grandchildren: Joey Rider, Melissa Rider, Tony W. Rider, Nathan Rider, Jalee Rider, Timmy Schurick and Tommy Schurick; and by great grandchildren: Makaela, Alexis, Brycen, Cade, Zoey, Zayden, Zale, Landen, Dalen and Maizlee. She is also by Robert Henderson of Vevay, who was like a son to her.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 16th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, Indiana, with Pastor Karen Reynolds officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday prior to the beginning of the funeral service. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter.

Judith White

Judith Ann White, 67, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away at 8:39 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at her residence.

Judith was born in Milan, Indiana on October 2nd, 1948, the daughter of the late Mildred (Cutter) and Perry Ray. She grew up in the Dillsboro community and attended high school there.

Judith had worked at Pine Knoll Assisted Living Center and for the Headstart program. Judith enjoyed bowling, fishing and playing bingo.

Judith is survived by her loving companion of 28 years, Alvin Benning of Moores Hill; by two daughters: Jackie Emery (Robert), of Dillsboro and Janna White, of Moores Hill; by a son: Frank E. White, Jr. (Sharon), of Bear Branch; by a step daughter, Jessica Armstrong, of Huntington, Indiana; and by two step sons: Brian Benning, of Connersville, Indiana and Allan Benning, of Rising Sun.

She will also be missed by 15 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; and by two sisters: Theresa O’Neal, of Dillsboro and Connie Courter of Dillsboro.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by a granddaughter Anna Emery; by sisters Patty Emery and Betty Winslow; by a brother, Lewis “Butch” Ray; and a step-son, Keith Benning.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 17th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro.

Memorial donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Robert Harmon

Robert “Bob” Harmon, age 62, of North Vernon, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016, at 12:56 p.m. at his home.

Bob entered this life on May 28th, 1954 in Fairview in Switzerland County. He was the loving son of the late Forest D. and Mayme Riley Harmon. He was raised in Switzerland County and attended school there.

He was inducted into the United States Army on November 23rd, 1966, and rose to the rank of Private First Class. He served during the Vietnam Era serving in Bravo Company in the 16th Battalion. He was honorably discharged on November 23rd, 1972 and also received his GED.

On June 19th, 1979 Bob was united in marriage to Lisa Carol Kuppler in Madison. This happy union of 37 years was blessed with three daughters: Devona, Crystal and Erika, and a son: Robert Clayton.

In June of 2009, Bob and Lisa renewed their wedding vows.

Bob worked for many years as an over the road truck driver, and later owned and operated Harmon’s Detail Shop. He had most recently worked for Lee’s Garage in North Vernon.

Bob was of the Pentecostal faith and was baptized at the Point of Grace. He was a mechanic, he loved to play the guitar and sing, found great enjoyment in riding motorcycles, camping, anything outdoors and most of all his family and grandchildren. Bob and Lisa had lived in the North Vernon community since 1999.

Bob will be missed by his loving wife on 37 years, Lisa Carol Kuppler Harmon of North Vernon; his loving daughters: Devona Box and her husband Johnathan of Madison; Crystal Horn of North Vernon; and Erika Acton and her husband Thomas of Seymour, Indiana; his loving son: Robert Clayton Harmon and his wife Samantha of North Vernon; his adoring grandchildren: Travis, Zachary, Brandy, Ethan, Cayden, Alyssa, Trinity, Abigail, Nathaniel, Breanna, and Kaitlyn.

He is also survived by his sisters: Lois Butters of Madison; Donna Randolph of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Bonna Wilson and her husband Terry of Osgood, Indiana; Rose Ann Bennett of Madison; Wanda Moppin and her husband Richard of Madison; by his brothers: James Harmon and his wife Norma of Ulysses, Kansas; Danny Harmon and his wife Jerry of Greensburg, Indiana; and William Harmon of Madison.

He was preceded in death by his father, who Forest D. Harmon, died on October 28th, 1990; his mother, Mayme Riley Harmon, who died February 17th, 2002; and his brothers: Gary Dean Harmon Sr., who died March 1st, 2002; and James Harmon, who died in 2015.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 12th, 2016, by Brother Greg Ison, Brother Adam Faulkner and Brother John Willis at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral centre.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences: www.morgan-nay.com.

Ronald O’Banion

Ronald W. “Ron” O’Banion, age 80, of Vevay, passed away to be with his Lord and Savior at 1:12 a.m., Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Ron entered this life on July 31st, 1936, in Owen County, Kentucky, the son of the late Kenneth and Estelle (Watts) O’Banion. He was raised in Owen County, Kentucky where he attended the Owen County High School.

Ron was united in marriage on December 18th, 1953, in Owen County, Kentucky, to Doris Dean Wainscott; and to this union arrived a son, Bobby Dale; and a daughter, Tammy to bless their home. Ron and Doris shared nearly 63 loving years of marriage together until his death.

Ron was a former employee for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, from 1960 to 1967; Randall-Textron in Vevay from 1967 to 1997; and for R & B in Warsaw, Kentucky, from 1997 to 1998. He was also employed for Wal-Mart in Madison, from 1999 to 2001.

Ron resided in the Vevay community since 1957 where he was a faithful member of the Truth Apostolic Church. Ron enjoyed farming, raising tobacco and gardening. Ron will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

Ron will be dearly missed by his loving wife of nearly 63 years: Doris Dean (Wainscott) O’Banion of Vevay; his son: Reverend Bobby Dale O’Banion and his wife: Sue of Vevay; his daughter: Tammy Sotherden and her husband: Steve of Vevay; his grandchildren: Amber Hull and her husband: Joseph of Vevay; Joel Sotherden of Vevay; Elizabeth Dobson and her husband: Rex of Kokomo, Indiana; and Tony O’Banion of Vevay; and his great-grandson: Aaron Joseph Hull of Vevay.

He is also survived by his sister-in-law: Patricia Fay O’Banion-Lippert of Frankfort, Kentucky; and his nephew: Brennan O’Banion of Owen County, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth and Estelle (Watts) O’Banion; and his brother: Norman O’Banion.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 19th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Brother Anthony Wilks, at the Truth Apostolic Church, 6160 Highway 56 Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th, 2016, at the funeral home; and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday, August 19th, at the Truth Apostolic Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Truth Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.