Obituaries 9-29-16


Jerry Hayden

Gerard Francis “Jerry” Hayden, 67, of Florence, passed away on Monday, September 19th, 2016 at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.

He was born on January 3rd, 1949 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of William Patrick, Sr. and Veronica (Carroll) Hayden.

After graduating in 1966 from Ridgefield Park High School in New Jersey, Jerry served in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970. He moved to Indiana in the 1990’s and lived in Evansville, Indiana, when he married his wife. They moved to Florence, in 2000.

Jerry retired in 2011 as a floor supervisor for the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, where he taught dealers the game of ‘craps’. He enjoyed gambling, traveling, mowing and taking care of his property, fishing, watching television and his four cats. He was loved and memorable.

Jerry will be sadly missed by his wife, the former Ginger C. Adair, whom he married on September 14th, 1999 in Sevierville, Tennessee; one step-son, Jeremy Carroll of Evansville, Indiana; by three brothers: William P. Hayden and his wife, Lorrie, of Milford, Pennsylvania; Robert E. Hayden and his wife, Paula of Hammonton, New Jersey; and Richard T. Hayden and his wife, Denise, of Alexandria, Virginia; by three sisters: Mary Ann Hayden of Matthews, North Carolina; Susan C. Hayden of Barnegat, New Jersey; and Joan E. Luna and her husband, Frank, of Waretown, New Jersey; and four grandchildren: Chrys, Raistlin and Keira Carroll, and Remi Kutzer, all of Evansville.

Reverend Christopher Craig conducted The Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, with interment following in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends and family were invited to call on the family at Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel in Madison on Friday, September 23rd; and on Saturday, September 24th at the church. The Rosary was recited on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Contribution envelopes are available at any of the Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.

Barry Webster

Barry Lynn Webster, age 55, of East Enterprise, passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd, 2016, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

Barry entered this life on March 19th, 1961, in Batesville, Indiana, the son of the late Raymond Lee and Emma Kathleen (Hambrick) Webster. He was raised in Rising Sun, where he attended the Rising Sun High School.

Barry was united in marriage on February 19th, 1988, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, to Carolyn Jo Darbro, and they shared 28 years of marriage together until his death.

He was employed for Sedam Contracting in Madison, and Holmes Concrete. Barry co-owned and co-operated Webster Concrete in Vevay, with his brother, Greg from 2001 to 2012. He was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. Barry resided most of his life in the Switzerland County community. Barry will be remembered for his love of deer hunting, rabbit hunting, fishing, dirt track racing and playing pool. Barry will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.

Barry will be dearly missed by his loving wife: Jo (Darbro) Webster of Florence; his sons: Barry Lynn Webster II and his wife: Samantha of Shelbyville, Indiana and Travis Michael Webster and his fiancée: Molly Wright of Rising Sun; by his daughter: Michelle Kathleen Carfield and her husband: Jesse of Mason, Ohio; by his step-son: Clint Greene of Vevay; by his step-daughter: Stacey Knight of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; his grandchildren: Jonathan, Micah, Alex, Mikey, Kurtis, Devyn, Damien, Isabella, Jason, Will, Brody, Giuliana, Travis II, Brennan, Krosley and Willow; his special nephew: Michael Upton of Aurora, Indiana; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Raymond Lee and Emma Kathleen (Hambrick) Webster; his brothers: Ricky, Gregory Dale, Larry and Raymond Webster; and his sisters: Sandra Upton and Patricia Morrison.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, by Brother Bimp McAllister, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, September 27th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barry Lynn Webster Memorial Fund or charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Thomas Richards

Thomas Eugene Richards, age 32, of Vevay, died at 7:15 a.m. on Friday September 23rd, 2016, at his residence.

Thomas entered this life on July 14th, 1984, in Crane County, Texas, the loving son of Ernest Eugene and the late Janet Arlene (Chambers) Richards. He was raised in Crane, Texas, where he was a 2002 graduate of Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. Thomas had resided in the Vevay community for the past year. Thomas enjoyed music and spending time with his family. Thomas will be dearly missed by his loving family.

Thomas will be missed by his wife: Emily Rene (Snyder) Richards of Vevay; his father: Ernest Eugene Richards of Aurora; his brothers: Jason Allen Richards of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ernest William Collins of North Port, Florida; by his sister: Kimberly Arlene Baize of Snyder, Texas; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother: Janet Arlene (Chambers) Richards.

Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Eugene Richards Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Alan Stevens

Alan Ames Stevens, age 74, of Vevay, passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Alan entered this life on March 2nd, 1942 in San Francisco, California the son of the late Edwin “Babe” and Anne “Rooney” (Silver) Stevens. He was raised in San Francisco where he attended the University of California (Berkley), earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry; and later attended the San Jose State where he earned his Master’s Degree in analytical chemistry.

Alan served for seven years as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service stationed at Dauphin Island, Alabama. Alan also worked for 25 years for the United States Environmental Protection Agency as both a Research Chemist and later as Director of Technical Support Division in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Alan had resided in the Vevay community for the past nine years where he has made many friendships and shared his life long love of the outdoors especially boating, fishing, and hunting. Alan was also an avid history buff especially river history. He was a volunteer and member of the Switzerland County Historical Society. Alan will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Alan will be dearly missed by his partner of 20 years: Linda Papa of Vevay; his daughters: Jacquelyn Anne Stevens of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Jennifer Lynn Kroner and her husband: Steve of Burlington, Kentucky; his grandchildren: Benjamin Alan and Rebecca Lee Kroner; his sister: Janet Lovell and her husband, Marker; his brother: Donald Stevens and his wife, Kathy; his special cousin: Edwin Katlas and his companion, Shari Crew; his nephews: Charles Lovell and his wife, Amanda and Marker J. Lovell and his wife, Allison; and his niece: Elizabeth Aspland and her husband: Terry.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Edwin “Babe” and Anne “Rooney” Stevens.

No Services are being held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ducks Unlimited Nature Conservation or to the Switzerland County Historical Society % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family.

Patsy Ralston

Lilly Margaret “Patsy” Ralston, 98, of Olean, Indiana, passed away at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.

She was born near Vevay on June 3rd, 1918, the daughter of Alex and Nettie Robertson Clements.

She was married to Bruce Ralston on June 20th, 1936, at the Baptist parsonage in Vevay; and he preceded her in death on October 6th, 1992.

She will be dearly missed by her son: Wayne (Pat) Ralston of Palmetto, Florida; by her daughter: Kaye (Ernest Lee) Hunger of Benham; by her five grandchildren: Chris Ralston of Bradenton, Florida; Holly Ralston of Huntsville, Alabama; Christy (Mike) Swango of Holton, Indiana; Bob (Connie) Hunger of Versailles, Indiana; and Jennifer (Ralph) Miller of Versailles, Indiana.

She will also be missed by her 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law Earl Ralston of Tacoma, Washington and Dillman (Evelyn) Ralston of Clearwater, Florida; and sister-in-law Mary Geyman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and her grandson Thomas Hunger.

Patsy rode in a horse-drawn wagon to the one room schools of Park Ridge, Pendleton Run, and Tater Bug in Switzerland County; and was a 1935 graduate of Vevay High School, where she played on the girls basketball team. She was an avid bowler in her younger years and also followed the Cincinnati Reds. Patsy was a loyal follower of South Ripley sports, especially when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were participating.

She worked for several years as a cook at the Cross Plains school; and retired from Ripley County Wholesalers in Milan, where she worked as a bookkeeper. Patsy was a 64-year member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean, where she participated in the Ladies Aid.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 22nd at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 21st, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Improvement Fund in care of the funeral home.

Loren Schwade

Loren W. Schwade, 91 of Seymour, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, at the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He was born January 10th, 1925, in Florence, the son of the late Fred W. and Mary (North) Schwade. He married Ora Lee Hunt on August 6th, 1949, in Vevay, and she survives.

Arrangements are being made through Voss & Sons Funeral and Crematory Service, Seymour, Indiana.

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