Obituaries 9-27-18

Vincent Aleman, Jr., Harry Brown, Imogene Marsh.


Vincent Aleman, Jr.

Vincent Aleman, Jr., formerly of Switzerland County now living in Baytown, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 18th, in Texas.

Vincent was born on July 21st, 1956 in Houston, Texas, the son of Ann Hatchett and Vincent Aleman, Sr. He graduated Robert E. Lee High School, and started his first job at Baytown Icehouse at the age of 16.

Since he was prematurely graying, when his mother picked him up from work many would mistake his mother as his girlfriend. He kept his hard working ethic all of his life, either with factory work or side jobs.

Vincent was over the moon when his first child arrived, Julie; and was again when his son, Vincent, was born.

When he wasn’t working, he spent his time working on his garden or with his beloved grandmother, Chepa until her death in 2009.

He will be greatly remembered by all those he met. He was a kind, generous, loving person who always did everything he could for everyone he met. He had never met a stranger.

He is survived by his parents; his stepmother Amada Aleman; his stepfather Robert Hatchett; his children and his siblings: Steven Aleman, Frances Valdez, Larry Solis, Harold Solis, Josie Aleman, and Jennifer Hatchett; along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Aleman.

A time of visitation and a wake was held on Monday, September 24th, in Texas. The Blackwell Vazquez Funeral Home, 750 Uvalde Road, Houston, Texas, 77015, is assisting the family at this difficult time.



Imogene Marsh

Imogene Marsh, age 93, of Rising Sun, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 24th, at her daughter’s home.

Imogene was born in Patriot on May 4th, 1925, the daughter of Otis and Beatrice Dilts. She grew up in the Patriot area and attended Patriot High School, graduating in 1943.

She was united in marriage to Emmett P. Dunaway in 1944, and four children were born to this union.

She married Harry Marsh in Addyston, Ohio in 1971. They were married until his passing in 1985. They shared between them nine children. They both were active in the VFW Post in Addyston for several years. They both liked cooking, family events and camping at Vevay.

Imogene was employed at the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, and also at Mount St. Joseph in Delhi, Ohio and Campbell Hausfeld in Harrison, Ohio, from where she retired in 1991.

She enjoyed reading and crocheting; and particularly during later years, Imogene was very consecrated with preparing to “Meet Thy God.” She was devoted to the teachings of the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and was a Church Media member. She daily absorbed Study In The Word, Message of the Cross, Frances and Friends and Sunday and Wednesday services. She frequently spoke of Jesus holding her hand as her health deteriorated. She was sharp minded until the end.

Imogene will greatly missed by her sons: Bill Dunaway (Kerri) of Rising Sun, and Jeff Dunaway (Amy) of Ross, Ohio; by her daughter: Wanda Dunaway of Rising Sun; by her sister, Bonnie Gray of Florence, Kentucky; by her daughter-in-law, Nina Dunaway of Burlington, Kentucky; and by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Imogene was preceded in death her husband, Harry Marsh; by her son, Larry Dunaway, who passed away in 2014; and by her five siblings: Audrey Horton, Donald Dilts, Gayle Dilts, Ruth Peters and Gerald Dilts.

At Imogene’s request, private family graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cleves, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to any Veteran’s organization of the donor’s choice or to the Rising Sun Police Department. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.


Harry Brown

Harry Nelson Brown, age 92, of Vevay,  passed away at 6:30 a.m., on Monday, September 17th, 2018, at the Shawneespring of Harrison Healthcare Center & Rehabilitation in Harrison, Ohio.

He entered this life on February 12th, 1926, in Falmouth, Kentucky, the loving son of the late Orval Nelson and Lelia Mae (Benning) Brown. He was raised in Bright, Indiana, and was a 1943 graduate of Bright High School.

Harry was inducted into the United States Navy in 1945, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1947, with the rank of Seaman First Class.

He was employed for Schindleys Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Harry was employed on April 20, 1949 in the instrument and control department for the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1988, after 39 years of service. Harry was a faithful member of the Fredonia Baptist Church in Vevay.

Harry is survived by his sons: Michael Nelson Brown and his wife Connie of North Bend, Ohio, Harry Dean Brown and his wife Judy of Aurora, Indiana, and Steven Lynn Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his four grandsons; his granddaughter; his great-great-granddaughter; and his half-sister: Helen Gerhardt of Springfield, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Orval Nelson and Lelia Mae (Benning) Brown; by his companion, Barbara Ellen Lewis, who died on January 16th, 2014; and by his brother, Clyde Edward Brown.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, September 21st, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, September 21st, by Reverend Wayne Daugherty at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Baptist Church or Fredonia Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.