Obituaries 8-29-13

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Keith Oeffinger

Keith Edward Oeffinger, 36, of Vevay, passed away at 2:19 a.m. Sunday, August 25th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born January 7th, 1977, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving son of William Carl “Bill” Oeffinger, who preceded him in death, and Judy (Burch) Oeffinger Cole. He was raised in Vevay where he was a 1995 graduate of Switzerland County High School. At the age of 15, Keith met the love of his life, Sarah Kinman.

He resided eight years in Richmond, Kentucky, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2003 in asset protection at Eastern Kentucky University and began his career as a shift manager for Walmart in Richmond.

He was united in marriage on June 29th, 2002, in Vevay, to Sarah Ann Kinman. Unto this union three daughters arrived, Ariel, Keirstan and Terra. They are expecting their fourth daughter in December, Leilah Oeffinger. Keith and Sarah shared 11 loving years together until his death.

He was employed as a shift manager and troubleshooter for Walmart for 15 years in Madison and Lawrenceburg and Paris, Kentucky. He was a member of the Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. He coached this year for the Switzerland County Middle School sixth grade girls basketball team. He coached softball and basketball for several years. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and fishing. He was a diehard IU basketball fan and loved watching them play. He loved his wife and kids more than anything. He will be remembered for being a devoted husband, father, son and brother.

Survivors include his loving wife of 11 years, Sarah Ann (Kinman) Oeffinger of Vevay; his loving daughters, Ariel LeeAnn Oeffinger, Keirstan Elizabeth Oeffinger and Terra Katherine Oeffinger, all of Vevay; his unborn daughter, Leilah Oeffinger; his mother and stepfather, Judy (Burch) Oeffinger Cole and George Cole of Madison; his brothers, Adam Wayne Oeffinger of Madison, William Paul Oeffinger of Hanover, and Christopher Carl Oeffinger of Indianapolis; his sister, Kimberly Sue Oeffinger of Vevay; his nephew, Caleb; his nieces, Brenna, Mercedes, Sierra, McKayla, Kristina and Jillian; his mother-in-law, Kathy Smith and husband Mark; his father-in-law, Gary Kinman and wife Joy; his brother-in-law, Josh Kinman; his sister-in-law, Suzi Kinman; several aunts, uncles, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Carl “Bill” Oeffinger; and his grandparents, Christopher and Dorothy Burch and Carl and Bertha Oeffinger.

Funeral services will be conducted by Father Christopher Craig and Pastor Patrick Lanman at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 29th) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund for his loving daughters. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Garnet Keith

Garnet Keith of Vevay passed away Saturday, August 17th, 2013, at The Waters Nursing Home in Rising Sun.

Survivors include her daughters, Dianna Winslow of Vevay, Judith and husband David Booth of San Antonio, Texas, and Carrie Keith of Lawrenceburg; her son, Paul and wife Sharon of Versailles; her eight grandchildren, Tammy, Heather, Lonnie, Jr., Stephanie, Brian, Dionne, Joshua and Denise; seven great-grandchilden; many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Keith; her parents, Robert and Alice Thomas; her sons, Otis Wayne Keith and Lonnie Keith; her three brothers, Wilford, J.b, and Lincoln; her two sisters, Josie Horner and Ruth Reese.

Funeral service and interment were held Thursday, August 22nd, at the Vevay Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Switzerland County Life Squad. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Brigitte Niccum

Brigitte Rehberg Niccum, 72, of Scottsburg, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, August 24th, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born February 7th, 1941, in Frankfurt, Germany, the loving daughter of Hans Jacob and Emilia Matthai Rehberg. She was raised in Frankfurt and graduated school there. She was raised in the Lutheran faith. She worked as a chemist with Degousa in Frankfurt where she also attended chemist school.

She was united in marriage on June 4th, 1949, in Germany to Francis E. “Frank” Niccum. She moved with her loving husband Frank to the United States in September, 1979. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandma. She enjoyed bowling, her cats and cooking.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Francis E. “Frank” Niccum of Scottsburg; her son, Jurgin Niccum and wife Patricia of Germany; her daughter, Andrea Johnson and husband Vernis of Scottsburg; her brother, Claus Rehberg of Germany; her sister, Renata Rehberg of Germany; her grandchildren, Milia and Samuel Niccum, Emilie Johnson, Cilena Turley, Michael Elliott and Sheena Johnson; her great-grandchild, Aiden Turley; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Irena Rehberg; and her brother, Hans Rehberg.

At Brigitte’s request no services are planned. The family requests memorial contributions to the Animal Shelter. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Paul Roberts

Paul Vernon Roberts, 75, of Columbus, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 25th, 2013, at his residence.

He was born October 10th, 1937, in Vevay, the loving son of the late Raymond C. and Lela (Griffith) Roberts. He was raised in Vevay where he was a 1956 graduate of Vevay High School.

He was united in marriage on January 22nd, 1956, in Lawrenceburg, to Georgine Marie Hall. Unto this union two sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home. They resided and shared the past 57 years of marriage together in Columbus until his death.

He retired in 1985 as an engine tester from the Cummins Engine in Columbus after 35 years of service. He will be remembered for his love of NASCAR and watching sports, especially the Colts. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Georgine Marie (Hall) Roberts of Columbus; his two sons, Paul Michael Roberts and wife Laura of Memphis, Tennessee and Raymond Lance Roberts of Peoria, Illinois; his daughter, Janet Christine Jones and husband Don of Columbus; his five grandchildren, Keri Harbison, Noah Roberts, Laura Roberts, Isaiah Roberts and Tyler Roberts; his two sisters, Lois Blodgett of Lawrenceburg and Judy Kehrer of Georgetown, Indiana; his niece, Shannon Blodgett of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Mike Barnes at 1 p.m. Friday, August 30th, at Haskll & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Brooksburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today (Thursday, August 29th) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website a www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ronald Ihrig

Ronald Ray Ihrig, 53, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio.

He was born August 16th, 1960, the son of Joseph and Ida (Pudge) Ihrig. He was employed as an assistant manager at Dollar General Store.

He was a talented musician and was always ready to share his talent with all who knew him. His passing has had a profound impact on everyone who knew him. He loved to spend time with his family and friends and enjoyed his simple life in Rising Sun.

Survivors include his sons, Bracken and Michael Ihrig, both of California; his sisters, Janie Hogie of Melbourne, Kentucky and Jill Caldwell of Glencoe, Kentucky; his brother, Joseph Ihrig of Berea, Kentucky

Funeral service were held Saturday, August 24th, at Silver Grove Christian Church in Silver Grove, Kentucky.

A public memorial service and open house was held in his honor at he rising Sun Historical Museum Monday, August 26th. Maryland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

Dolores Ogden

Dolores Jean Shope Ogden, 83, of Boise, Idaho, formerly of Portsmouth, Ohio, San Francisco, California and Milton, Kentucky, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, August 25th, 2013, at St. Luke Hospital in Boise.

She was born June 13th, 1930, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late Melbourn and Thelma Chick Shope. She was raised in Portsmouth and was a 1948 graduate of Portsmouth High School. She was a member of the Portsmouth United Methodist Church and attended Ohio State University.

She was united in marriage on April 16th, 1954, in Portsmouth to Jon A. Ogden. This happy marriage lasted for 69 years until her death. They had resided in San Francisco for 40 years.

She had worked in various hospitals as manager of patient accounts. She retired from St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco. They had resided the past 10 years in Boise. She enjoyed her Napoleon dogs, was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, theater, crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Jon A. Ogden of Boise; her sister-in-law, Marilyn O. Waltz of Indianapolis; her nephew, Alan B. Waltz of Indianapolis; her nieces, Melanie L. Waltz of Indianapolis and Jana L. Waltz of Indianapolis; and her cousin, Janet Gimberline of Florida.

She was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Leo V. Waltz on May 21s, 2002.

Graveside services and interment will be conducted by Reverend Mike McArter at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 31st, at Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. The family requests memorials to the ASPCA. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Raymond Fay Hart, Sr.

Raymond Fay Hart, Sr., 78, formerly of Dupont, Indiana, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Friday, August 23rd, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born June 11th, 1935, in Switzerland County, the son of James Robert Hart and Nellie Roland Johnson. He was raised by his grandparents, Carroll Isaac and Maude Ellen Hart on Parks Ridge. He attended the Long Run Baptist Church where he was baptized. He attended Vevay High School and started his lifelong career as an over-the-road truck driver at the age of 16. He traveled to every state in the continental United States, logging over four million miles. He worked for the Pearl Packing Company in Madison for several years, traveling regularly to New York City, as well as Coo-Par in Madison and Indiana Kentucky Trucking in Carrollton, Kentucky. He retired from Schneider Tank Lines of Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1995. He dearly loved to travel and explore the United States. Throughout his retirement, he enjoyed being an advocate for those with developmental disabilities, caring for his home in Dupont, taking his wife on car-tour vacations, telling truck stories and spending time with his family, telling stories, enjoying live music and attending musical performances.

Survivors include his faher-in-law and mother-in-law, Willie Coach Lucas and Ellen Virginia Lucas of Madison and his brother Bill Hart of Polatka, Florida; his daughter, Carrie Ellen Hart and fiance´ Benjamin Brooking Reindollar of Madison; his grandsons, Cory James Fisher, Lucas Scott Fisher and Nicholas Andrew Fisher and their father Christopher Fisher; his daughter, Jayne Lee Hart, Esq., of Louisville, Kentucky; his son, Raymond F. Hart, Jr., and wife Beth Levandoski Hart of Chicago, Illinois; his daughter, Joy Melinda “Mindi” Brent and husband David of Campbellsburg, Kentucky; his grandchildren, LeAnn and Wade Brent; his daughter, Bonnie Kaye Hart of Madison; his grandson, Tyler Cook; his daughter, Gina Hart Jenkins and husband Mark and his grandsons, Brittin and Luc of Madison. He will also be missed by his dear nephews, Rick, Tony and Bobby Hart of Madison, as well as his beloved niece Kim Hart Jameison of Madison; his sister-in-law, Sharon Lucas Taylor and husband Meredith of Lexington, Indiana; his brother-in-law, Steve Lucas and wife Barb of Lexington, Indiana; and several other nephews, nieces and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Robert Hart; his mother, Nellie V. Roland Hart Johnson; his grandparents who raised him, Carroll Isaac and Maude Ellen Hart; his sister, Falba Fettig; his brother, James Vernon Hart; his daughter, Tammy Rae Cook died March 7th, 2013; his wife of 37 years, Joyce Elaine Lucas Hart died August 7th, 2009.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Gaines Gentry and Eulogist Jayme Lee Hart, Esq., Tuesday, August 27th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Grandview Memorial gardens near Madison.

The Madisonians held a musical tribute to Raymond Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Fay Hart, Sr., Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Donald Sirk, Sr.

Donald Charles Sirk, Sr., 82, of Rising Sun, passed away at 12:02 a.m. Tuesday, August 27th, 2013, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 18th, 1931, the son of the late Ariel and Dorothea (Parmentier) Sirk. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman 1st Class during the Korean War. He worked as a carpenter in the shipping and receiving department at G.E. in Cincinnati.

On April 6th, 1957, he married Elizabeth (Wall) Sirk, who survives.

In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he is also survived by his two daughters, Rebecca Sirk of Aurora and Deborah Coleman (Albert) of Vevay; his two sons, Donald C. Sirk, Jr., (Mona) of Fayetteville, Ohio and Adam Sirk (Sonya) of Florence; his three stepsons, Charles “Joe” Pugh of Ohio, Douglas Pugh (Maryann) of Louisville, Kentucky and Thomas Pugh (Linda) of Ohio; his sister, Emma Sirk; several grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ariel Sirk, Jr., and Robert Sirk.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Don Thomason at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday, September 3rd, from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the family for funeral expenses or to the American Cancer Society.

Bobby Kinman

Robert “Bobby” Kinman, 58, of Rising Sun, passed away at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday, August 21st, 2013, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 14th, 1954, the son of Robert Louis Kinmam, Sr., of Brooksville, Florida, and the late Barbara Jane (Hollmeyer) Kinman. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1972. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Rising Sun Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed reading, playing the drums and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his father Robert, he is survived by his daughter, Brooke Kinman of Rising Sun; his son, Adam Kinman of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Coby, Abigail, Aubrianna and Aiden; his sister, Jenny (Joe) Roeder of Rising Sun; his nephew, Brandon Roeder; and his niece, Danielle Roeder.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 24th, by Reverend Jim Jenkins at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. The family requests donations to the rising Sun American Legion.

Bill Towles

William Bill “Pappy” Towles, 86, formerly of Vevay, passed away Thursday, August 22nd, in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Born June 13th, 1927, in Muncie, Indiana, he was the son of the late Thomas and Marie Young Towles. He was a 19-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department, and moved to Vevay, around 1970, where he became an avid farmer and truck driver.

Survivors include one son, Billy Darrell (Joyce) Towles, Lexington, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Michelle Towles (Troy) Griffith, Argillite, Kentucky, Michael Towles, and Mindy Towles (Andy) Foisy, both of Lexington, Kentucky; and three great-great-grandchildren, Alex Stewart, Andrew Foisy, and Kaylyn Foisy; and a daughter-in-law, Stephanie Towles (Fred Hartman, fiance´), Lexington, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nola Woolums Towles.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 27th, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, in Lexington. Entombment followed in Lexington Cemetery.