Norma Lee Leap
Norma Lee (Spencer) Leap, 83, of Vevay, passed away at 12:29 a.m. Sunday, August 26th, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born December 27th, 1928, in Pleasant, the loving daughter of the late Ulysiss Simpson and Bessie B. (McFarland) Spencer. She was raised in Switzerland county where she attended Vevay High School.
She was united in marriage on July 24th, 1946, in Vevay, to Leon Thomas “Jimmy” Leap. Unto this union three sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage together until his death on December 1st, 1997.
She was a former employee for 25 1/2 years at Randall Textron Corporation in Vevay, retiring in 1994. She also helped her husband on their family farm. She was a member of Vevay VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary and New Life Fellowship in Vevay. She will be remembered for her love of reading, watching soap operas, and being an Elvis Presley fan. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Leon “Bobby” Leap and wife Barbara of Vevay, Randall Wayne Leap and wife Lisa of Vevay, and Eric Leap and wife Aleasa of Gaston, South Carolina; her daughters, Gloria Dean Leap of Madison and Sharon Thomas and husband Marty of Choctaw, Oklahoma; her 11 grandchildren, Leon, Mickey, Becky, Stephanie, Jill, Jodie, Tracie, Randy, Heather, Kayla and Kyle; her 11 great-grandchildren, Ally, Nathan, Belle, Hannah, Joey, Jordan, Silis, Bryce, Zachery and Brandy; her sister, Leona Watson of Ogilville, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Pearl Herring; and her brother, Roy Spencer.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 30th) at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Fellowship. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Mary Elizabeth (LaCroix) Miller, 87, of Vevay, passed away at 12 midnight Monday, August 27th, 2012, at home with both of her daughters at her side.
She was born September 25th, 1924, in Sharonville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Alfred Taylor and Mabel Elmire (Rippy) LaCroix. She was raised in Dayton, Ohio, and was a former resident of Kettering, Ohio. She was a graduate of the Patterson High School and received her associates degree in business from Miami Jacobs Business College in Dayton, Ohio.
She was united in marriage on December 28th, 1946, in Dayton, Ohio, to Noel Miller. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home. They shared 27 years of marriage together until his death on February 2nd, 1973.
She was a retail buyer for the Elder-Beerman Corporation in Dayton, Ohio for 25 years, retiring in 1986. She was also formerly employed for the St. Francis Thrift Store in Dayton for 10 years. She was a Girl Scout leader and camp director for the Buckeye Trails Troop #354 in Dayton. She was a member and Sunday School teacher of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Dayton. She had resided in the Moorefield community for the past six years. She will be remembered for being a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her daughters, Carol Cougill and husband Lou of Vevay and Elizabeth Miller Daugherty and husband Bill of Dublin, Ohio; her five grandchildren, Chris, Brian, Lewis, Noelle and Mary; her five great-grandchildren, Kasey, Jonathan, Xander, Lewis and Bryce; her great-great-grandson, Carter James.; many nieces and nephews and special nieces, Kay Miller Garretson and Cheryl Kelly.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Edward LaCroix, Alfred LaCroix and Robert LaCroix; her sister, Charlotte Wilkinson; and her niece, Terri Rae Miller.
A memorial service will be conducted by Brother Bob Leach at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time. Interment will be in Willow View Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes. www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Maxine Ravenscraft, 82, of Vevay, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, August 26th, 2012, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born in Eldorado, Kansas, on April 13th, 1930, the daughter of the late Henry and Lottie Viola (Jones) Persyn. When she was young her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and she graduated school from there and attended nursing school at Christ Hospital. She worked as a nurse at Christ and Deaconess hospitals in Cincinnati. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church in Cincinnati.
On June 28th, 1946, she married Harold Ravenscraft, who passed away in 1986.
Survivors include her two daughters, Debra (Donald) Trembly of Vevay and Peggy (George) Whisman of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; her son, Michael (Peggy) Ravenscraft of Harrison, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela Miles.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Greg Matthew at 1 p.m. Friday, August 31st, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter.
Gayle Lynne McNeese, 51, of Erlanger, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, due to an accident in Burlington, Kentucky.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on November 17th, 1960, the daughter of Benjamin F. Hussong and the late Maureen Eva (Daniels) Hussong. She was raised in Rising Sun and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1979. She also attended Cincinnati Technical College. She was baptized on December 14th, 2003, at Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun by Dr. Jerel Treas. She served her country in the U.S. Air Force. She worked in Nursing Staff Development for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky and was a member of the American Health Information Management Association. She liked to exercise and enjoyed jogging and swimming.
She is survived by her husband, John Marsh of Burlington, Kentucky; her daughter, Shelby McNeese of Erlanger, Kentucky; her father, Benjamin Hussong of Rising Sun; her sister, Larna Hussong of Richmond, Virginia; her three brothers, Michael (Kim) Hussong of Rising Sun, Laurie (Cheryl) Hussong of Patriot, and Martin Hussong of Park Hills, Kentucky; her first husband, Chris McNeese of Georgetown, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Maureen Eva Hussong.
Funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Jerel Treas at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 30th) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards will be available at the funeral home.
Larry George Elliott, 72, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24th, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. His wife and children were at his side.
He was born March 7th, 1940, to Roy C. and Marguerite Elliott in Rising Sun. He was the youngest of four children, two sisters, Ida Elizabeth Elliott and Jane Ann Elliott Stork, who both preceded him in death, and a brother, Roy Eugene Elliott, who lives in Rising Sun.
He graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1958, where he played basketball for the Shiners. He particularly enjoyed following the college career of John Adams, a former Shiner teammate, who played for the University of Kentucky. He is the reason Larry was the only one cheering for UK every year during March madness for the past 50 years.
After high school, he was united in marriage to Bonnie G. Wullner on February 7th, 1960. Two children were born to this union, Tonda and Dennis. Larry and Bonnie resided their entire married life in Ohio County. Larry, along with his father Roy, and brother Gene, were partners on their family farm, “Elli-Vista Seed & Stock Farms.” They farmed over 7600 acres of crops along with raising hogs and beef cattle. After retiring from farming, Larry and his son Dennis formed Sunrise Store and Lock, a local business.
Larry and Bonnie took their family on many vacations. Larry always said the “Big Trip” was in July, 1976, when they spent over two weeks traveling between Rising Sun and California in the family car. Larry and Bonnie continued their vacations after their children were grown. They enjoyed trips to Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro, New Zealand and Australia, but Larry’s favorite destination was Hawaii. He called it paradise. Larry thoroughly enjoyed taking Tonda, Dennis and their families to Hawaii on two occasions to celebrate Christmas (Their children and grandchildren considered those vacations the real “Big Trips.”)
Besides vacationing, Larry loved spending time with his five grandchildren: Dan and Marc Wagoner, and Shelby, Sydney and Macy Elliott. Papaw Larry took the kids on many tractor rides. They also enjoyed playing with the pigs, and selling sweet corn with Papaw and Myron Barbour. As the kids grew older, Papaw enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Larry was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Rising Sun where he served as Trustee for many years. He was one of the original board members of the Rising Sun Regional Foundation, in which he enjoyed serving for 12 years. Larry was also a former member of the Rising Sun Lions Club.
Larry leaves to mourn his beloved wife Bonnie G. Elliott, and two devoted children, Tonda Elliott (Mike) Wagoner of Indianapolis and Dennis (Angie) Elliott of Rising Sun, five grandchildren: Dan and Marc Wagoner, Shelby, Sydney, and Macy Elliott, his brother Gene (Jill) Elliott, a nephew and several nieces, along with a host of other faithful family and friends. Larry will be remembered for his quiet kindness. He was a man of integrity whose word was more trustworthy than a signed contract. He will be deeply missed.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Keith Chanley at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 1st, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. The family requests donations to Dearborn County Hospice or the Rising Sun United Methodist Church.
Emme Lou Hartley
Emme Lou (McKay) Hartley, 88, of Madison, formerly of Cross Plains, passed away at 7:04 a.m. Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born November 24th, 1923, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late Clyde and Anna F. (Fagg) McKay. She was raised in Braytown where she attended school.
She was united in marriage on December 7th, 1946, in Jeffersonville to Charles A. Hartley. Unto this union three sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed 44 years of marriage together until his death on September 17th, 1999.
She was formerly employed at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Osgood for nine years. She was a former employee at the Scherch Cabinet Company in Louisville, Kentucky, for 10 years. She had resided over the past 25 years in Cross Plains. She was a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her love of making crafts, painting, gardening, enjoying music and playing the piano for church, quilting, making dolls and shopping with her daughters. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Survivors include her sons, David Hartley and wife Vicki of Springfield, Ohio, Bernard Hartley and wife Lillice of Canaan and Preacher Cliff Hartley and wife Karen of Canaan; her daughters, Kathy Miller and husband Joe of Newton, Texas and Patty O’Hara and husband Leo of Jeffersonville; her six grandchildren, Alisha, Stacy, Charlie, Craig, Chris, and Cheryl; 29 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Brother Joe McKay of Henryville and Jerry McKay of Memphis, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Robena Armes, Rebecca Lucille Liter, Phoebe Hensley and Mary Wentworth; her brothers, Frank McKay, Ralph McKay and Guy McKay; her grandson, Bernard Charles “Chuck” Hartley; and her two great-grandchildren, Damian Chase Hartley and Justice Blake Hartley.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Joe Miller and Preacher Cliff Hartley at Cross Plains Baptist Church. Burial was in Cross Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cross Plains Baptist Church or Hospice of Jennings County. Haskell & 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.
Richard “Leon” Perry, 68, of Madison, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, August 26th, 2012, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born October 12th, 1943, at the family home in Trimble County, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Leslie Leroy and Anna Rose Pyles Perry. He was raised in Trimble County and attended school there. He was inducted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.
He was united in marriage in 1968, to Linda Ruth Cutshall Kilgore. This union was blessed with a daughter, Jyll and a son Jason.
He was a private self-employed carpet installer for many years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Hanover Baptist Church and was raised in the Corn Creek Baptist Church in Trimble County, Kentucky. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, muscle cars, especially his GTO, tools, the Ohio River, auctions, motorcycles, nature and his animals.
He was united in marriage on June 28th, 1997, at Hanover Baptist Church to Thelma Jo Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Jo Jones Perry of Madison; his daughter, Jyll O’Shea and husband Brendan of Louisville, Kentucky; his son, Jason Perry and wife Kendra of Hanover; his stepson, Gregory Shawn Jones and wife Connie of Scottsburg; his stepdaughter, Lori Fields of Hanover; his grandchildren, Clare Madailein O’Shea; Grace Eimile O’Shea; and Michael Cody Perry; his step-grandchildren, Bradley and Brittany Hensley; Corey Williams and Hunter Fields; his brothers, David Perry and wife Virgie of Hanover and Glenn Perry and wife Brenda of Madison; his sisters, Carolyn Stevens and husband David of Milton, Kentucky and Marilyn O’Day of Frankfort, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Louis Carroll O’Day on November 22nd, 2006; his nephew, Shane Taylor; and his dog, Buttons.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 31st, by Reverends Jeanne Winter and Mike Johnson at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in the Bedford (Kentucky) I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call today (Thursday, August 30th) from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Barbara Ann Renyer, 79, of Dillsboro, formerly of Patriot, passed away at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 22nd, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born in Madison on April 30th, 1933, the daughter of the late Forrest and Roberta (Jackson) DuVall. She was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1951, and also went to accounting school. She attended the Patriot Methodist Church until its closing. She then attended the Patriot Baptist Church.
On October 11th, 1958, she married Harry Louis Renyer, who passed away on April 21st, 1997.
She was a homemaker and worked beside her husband Harry on their farm. She had also worked for Seagram’s Distillery, Indiana Workforce Development, as an accountant for Gayle Hamilton, Inc., and at the Patriot telephone exchange. She loved to play bingo and enjoyed gardening and her flowers.
Survivors include her two daughters, Alanna and husband James Smith of Patriot and Teresa and husband Allen Coy of Osgood; her son, Paul and wife Pat Renyer of Patriot; her grandchildren, James and Jacob Parker, Nicole Renyer, Emily Fischer, Erin Renyer and Tessa Renyer; her great-grandchildren, Trevor, Abby, Rylee, Cheyenne and Kail Parker, Jordan Renyer and Olivia Fischer; her brother, Gary and wife Paulette DuVall of Hanover; her two half sisters, Carole Powell and Diane Acosta, both of Rising Sun; her half brother, Steve and wife Judy DuVall of Austin; and her sister-in-law, Patricia DuVall of Rising Sun.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Deloris Etherton and Wanda DuVall; and her brother, Jerry DuVall.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 27th, by Pastor Mike Jones at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the family.
Charles Richard “Dick” Morgan, 78, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away at 4:23 p.m. Saturday, August 25th, 2012, in Milton.
He was born April 28th, 1934, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the son of the late Sherley Millard and Nellie O’Neal Morgan. In early life he resided in Trimble County and later in Switzerland and Jefferson counties. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1958.
He was united in marriage on December 22nd, 1961, in Madison to Priscilla J. Adams. This happy union was blessed with a daughter Kathy and a son Jeff.
He was employed for 34 years as a supervisor with Grote Industries in Madison. He had worked earlier in life for Meese Manufacturing and Barney’s Hardware in Bedford. He was a member of Milton Baptist Church in Milton, Kentucky. He enjoyed baseball, fishing, football, electronics and squirrel hunting. He was awaiting the birth of his first great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Priscilla J. Adams Morgan of Milton; his daughter, Kathy Gossom and husband Eddy of Milton; his son, Jeff Morgan and wife Lisa of Bedford; his brother, Gayle Morgan and wife Laura of Tampa, Florida; his sister, Shirley Dunaway and husband Melvin “Donnie” of Moores Hill; his grandchildren, Savannah Kramer and husband Joey; C.C. Gossom and fiance´e Abby; Sidney Gossom, Richard and Meaghan Morgan; his step-grandchildren, Stephen and Devan Chilton; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Susie and Gary Greenwood of Milton, Marilyn Morgan of Vevay, Albert “Abbie” Rosenberger of Vevay; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Reverend Robert “Bob” Morgan; and his sister, Vera Rosenberger.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Tom Starks at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 30th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion today (Thursday) at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion will conduct military honors at the Grandview Chapel immediately following the funeral service. 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.morgan-nay.com.
Dessie Dozier, 84, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
She was born in Oneida, Kentucky, on January 9th, 1928, the daughter of the late Kenis and Lulia (Gay) Daniel. She was a graduate of Oneida High School, Class of 1945. She began teaching right out of high school. She retired from the Fairfield, Ohio, School District. She also taught in Kentucky and Rising Sun Grade School.
In 1946, she married Paul Gibson who passed away in 1992.
She was later married to Chilton “Chuck” Dozier in 1994, who passed away in 2003.
She loved her church and was a faithful member of Rising Sun First Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by two daughters, Jo (Jim) Thies of Rising Sun and Regina (L.J.) White of London, Kentucky; her four grandchildren, Kim Hussong and Rob Thies, both of Rising Sun, and Allen Miller and Tonya House, both of London, Kentucky; several great-grandchildren; and her sister, Sylvia (Gene) Cornell of Roseville, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Jim Jenkins Saturday, August 25th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Butler County Memorial Park in Hamilton, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun First Baptist Church.
Debra Angel Sawyer Dixon, 56, of Austin, Indiana, formerly of Madison, passed away at 11:33 a.m. Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born February 13th, 1956, in Scottsburg, the daughter of Virgil and Elsie Broadus Angel. She was raised in Scott County and attended school there.
She was united in marriage on April 3rd, 2010, to Ronnie R. Dixon at the Solid Rock Community Church near Scottsburg.
She was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the past 12 years, having worked at The Waters of Clifty Falls, Swiss Villa Health & Rehab, Scottsburg Nursing Home and Hanover Health & Rehab. She had worked earlier in life for the U.S. Shoe Corporation. She had resided in Madison for two years and recently for the past year near Austin. She was a faithful member of the Solid Rock Community Church near Scottsburg.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie R. Dixon of Austin; her daughter, Mary Caroline Newman Cole and husband Michael of Madison; her father and stepmother, Virgil and Iola Angel of Scottsburg; her mother, Elsie Broadus Angel Weir of Lexington, Indiana; her stepdaughters, Rebecca Jean Radabush and husband Bo of Madison, Jennifer Rae Cooper and husband Dallas, Sr., of Lexington, Indiana; her step-grandchildren, Lane, Desmond, Dallas, Jr., and Kira; her sister, Marcella Campbell and husband Glenn of Lexington, Indiana; her stepsisters, Barbara Beswick and husband Tom of Scottsburg, Shirley Bowling and husband Ralph of Paris Crossing, Indiana, Sharon Graw and husband Dick of Lexington, Indiana, Diana McCoskey of Scottsburg; her stepbrothers, Willard Turner and wife Diane of Scottsburg, Walter Turner and wife Debra of Scottsburg, Wallace Turner and wife Mary of Salem; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Edith Dixon of Madison; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Crystal Dawn Newman on November 10th, 2009; and her stepsister, Susan Neace.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Mike Shuler Saturday, August 25th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Debra Dixon Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.