Obituaries 8-9-18

Sharon Cook, Edward Dodd, Ruby Hayes, Dorothy Knigga, Winifred Krall, Myrtle Pesce, Jack Waltz.


Ruby Hayes
Ruby (Hogsten) Hayes, 74, went to be with the Lord peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on Friday, August 3rd, 2018.
Ruby was born in Breathitt County, Kentucky on March 2nd, 1944, the daughter of the late Edward and Beaulah Hogsten. Ruby grew up in Kentucky with a large family of three sisters and eight brothers.
Ruby married the love of her life, Edwin Hayes, Sr., on April 8th, 1960. She lived the majority of her life in Rising Sun. Together, Eddie and Ruby built a wonderful life together celebrating 58 years of marriage this year.
Ruby worked at Plastic Moldings Corporation for 27 years before retiring. She spent her days on the farm with Ed setting tobacco, milking cows, tending to their garden, and spending time with her family. You could always count on a smile on her face when she was around her family. She loved her family dearly and spent many years caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was always known for her sense of humor, hard work, and spit-fire attitude. She loved her family more than anything.
Ruby is survived by her husband, Edward Hayes Sr., of Rising Sun; by three daughters: Kim Prakel (Tom), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Susan Hill (Max), of Butlerville, Indiana; and Wanda House (Eric), of Aurora, Indiana; and her son: Edwin Hayes Jr., of Rising Sun. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Destiny Rutzel (Dave), Majestica Placke (Zach), Montana Prakel, McKenna Prakel, Jaclyn Vanosdol (Jimmy), Malcom Hill, Amber Drake (Cody), Joseph House (Abby), and Tyler Hayes; and by 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way: Chloe, Easton, Adalyn, Chesney, Dane, Kallyon, Kayzen, Eleanor, Karsyn, Lilly, Iva, Hayeslee, and baby Luca on the way.
Ruby is also survived by her brothers: Raymond Hogsten of Aurora, Indiana and Harlan Hogsten of Milan, Indiana; by her sisters: Lois Sue Farris of Henderson, Kentucky, Ima Jean Herrod of Lost Creek, West Virginia, and Marcella Todd of Lost Creek, West Virginia; by her brother-in-law Harold Hayes and his wife Laverne of Rising Sun; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers: Ralph Hogsten, Allan Hogsten, Robert Hogsten, Bobby Hogsten, Ernest Hogsten, and Lonzo Hogsten).
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 9th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Mike Jones officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 8th, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home in care of the family.

Edward Dodd
Edward Jacob “Ed” Dodd, Jr. , age 75, of Crane Hill, Alabama, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.

Dorothy Knigga
Dorothy B. Knigga, 79, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Monday, August 6th, 2018.
She was born on August 23rd, 1938 in Grassy Creek, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Virgil and Virginia (Woods) Nickell.
Dorothy loved her family, her friends, but most importantly being grandma. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, and crocheting, often making baby blankets and quilts. She liked boating, fishing trips and to travel. She was a big fan of her winters in Florida receiving her “Sun Therapy”. She retired as a Nurse.
She is survived by her husband, Bill D. Knigga of Aurora; by three daughters: Deborah (Art) Todd of Muncie, Indiana, Dena (Bill) Steiner of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Dianne (Brian) Hoffman of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by two brothers: Clayton Nickell of Cross Plains, Indiana and Henry Nickell of Canaan, Indiana; by two sisters: Lucille Nickell of Canaan, Indiana and Nancy Nickell of Washington, Indiana; by nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Virginia Nickell; and her brother, Lawrence Nickell.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9th, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, 455 Ridge Avenue, Greendale, Indiana, 47025. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 10th, at 9 a.m., with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Interment will follow in the Akers Cemetery, Friendship, Indiana.
Contributions may be made to the St Jude Children’s Hospital or Charity of Donor’s Choice.

Sharon Cook
Sharon Kay (Moore) Cook, age 57, of Vevay, formerly of Covington, Kentucky, passed away at 11:27 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, at her residence.
Sharon entered this life on June 1st, 1961, in Covington, Kentucky, the loving daughter of Robert Lee and Barbara Rose (Combs) Moore. She was raised in Covington, Kentucky where she attended Holmes High School.
Sharon was employed for various supermarkets and was employed for Meier’s in Florence, Kentucky. She was also employed for Delta Airlines in Cincinnati, Ohio, for three years and for Big Lots in Florence, Kentucky.
Sharon resided all her life in Covington, Kentucky until she moved to the Vevay community where she resided for six years until her passing. Sharon was of the Catholic faith.
She will be remembered for her love of shopping, antique shopping, attending yard sales and cooking. Sharon will be deeply missed by her loving family.
Sharon is survived by her sons: Christopher Cook and his wife Jessica of Elsmere, Kentucky and Nicholas Moore and his wife Carolyn of East Enterprise; by her grandchildren: Carly, Dylan, Jacob and Andrew; by her parents: Robert Lee and Barbara Rose (Combs) Moore of Crescent Springs, Kentucky; by her sisters: Michelle O’Neal and her husband Brian of Aurora, Indiana and Jackie Morris and her fiancé Randy Biven of Covington, Kentucky; and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Partin.
No services are being held at this time. Interment will be held in the Floral Hill Memorial Gardens, Covington, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Myrtle Pesce
Myrtle Muriel Audrey (Lawes) Pesce, age 92, of Vevay, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Myrtle entered this life on September 21st, 1925, in Norfolk, England, the loving daughter of the late James Anthony and Margaret Elizabeth (Patterson) Lawes. She was raised in Norfolk, England and was a graduate of Diss Grammar School.
Myrtle had planned on going to college to study domestic science with a degree in teaching, but her plans were cut short because of World War II. She had to take a war job at the Diss Telephone Company in Norfolk, England. During the War, Myrtle was introduced to a young man serving in the United States Army in England, Victor Pesce, and they were united in marriage on August 21st, 1945, in Norfolk, England. This happy union was blessed with one son, Graham.
Myrtle and her family moved to Vevay in 1948 and they became very active in the community. Myrtle was employed as a clerk for the LaVelle’s Dry Cleaners in Vevay from 1952-1958. She went to work as a telephone operator for the Vevay Telephone company from 1958-1968. Myrtle’s husband, Victor was a Methodist Minister and had served as an Area Pastor for the local Methodist churches.
In 1968, Victor became the Pastor of the Kent United Methodist Church and served as Pastor for Pisgah and Deputy United Methodist Churches. Myrtle was always at her husbands side serving the ministry in whatever capacity she was needed. Reverend Victor was tragically killed in an automobile accident on March 12th, 1972, near Deputy, Indiana. Myrtle’s life was never the same.
Myrtle’s faith never wavered and she returned to the Vevay community, where she began working as a clerk for the Osborn’s Clothing Store from 1972-1979. She enjoyed working with the public and was always a gracious and beautiful lady. Myrtle began a career as a bank teller in 1979, at the Vevay Deposit Bank, where she met and maintained many friendships, even after her retirement in 2000.
On January 13th, 1998, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Myrtle became a United States American citizen. In May 1998, she voted for the first time and was so proud of that achievement.
Myrtle was active in her community where she was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Vevay and was a member of the Julia Dumont Club. She was a member and trustee of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, chairperson of the Restoration Committee and served as President of the United Methodist Women’s Ministry.
Myrtle is survived by her son, Graham Pesce and his wife Karen of Maricopa, Arizona; by her grandsons: Matthew Pesce of Moab, Utah and Alec Pesce of Phoenix, Arizona; by her granddaughters: Amanda Sentell of Missoula, Montana and Courtney Mock of Missoula, Montana; by her great-grandchildren, Nicole Stolle and her husband Andrew, Marisol Pesce, T.J. Sentell and Brody Graham Sentell; and by her several nieces and nephews and her abundance of many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Anthony and Margaret Elizabeth (Patterson) Lawes; by her husband, Rev. Victor E. Pesce, who died on March 12th, 1972; by her sister, Pearl Margaret Gwendolene Hankins; and her brother, Clifford James Lawes.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 4th, by Pastor Gary Marlin, at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church, 309 West Main Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, August 4th, prior to the beginning of the service at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church.
Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church or the Switzerland County YMCA. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Winifred Krall
Winifred “Winnie” (Mullins) Krall, age 96, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, formerly of Mt. Sterling, Indiana, passed away at 6:18 a.m. on Sunday, August 5th, 2018, at the Chester County Pocopson Home in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.