Edith “Gertie” (Lavender) Switzer, age 91, of Vevay, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Gertie entered this life on April 2nd, 1925, in Paintsville, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Edward Paul and Grace May (LeMaster) Lavender. She was raised in Paintsville, Kentucky where she attended school.
Gertie was united in marriage to Charles T. Kays; and later united in marriage to Willis B. Switzer.
Gertie was employed as a janitor for the Madison State Hospital in Madison, for 20 years. She enjoyed ministering to others and will be dearly missed by her family. Gertie spent the last several years at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, where the nurses went above and beyond taking care of her until her passing.
Gertie will be dearly missed by her grandsons: James T. “Junker” May and his wife: Kelly of Vevay, and Charles May and his wife: Paula of Vevay; by her great-grandchildren: Benton, Brevon, Lacy, Troy, Luke and Eddie; and her three-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Edward Paul and Grace May (LeMaster) Lavender; her first husband: Charles T. Kays; her daughter: Charlene May, who died on April 2nd, 2008; her son-in-law James May, who died on April 2nd, 2008; by her great-grandson: Connor May; her sisters: Mary Wallen, June Conley and Kitty Beatrice Preston; and her brother: Stephen Wesley Lavender.
Graveside Services were conducted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016, by Reverend Gary Shepherd at the Vevay Cemetery, 800 East Main Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay assisted the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Verna Gail Smith, 81, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at Mercy West Hospital, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Verna was born in Milan, Indiana, on June 6th, 1935, the daughter of the late Naomi (Marksberry) and Alfred Webb. She attended Wilmington Grade School and was a graduate of Aurora High School, Class of 1953.
On February 11th, 1956 she married Robert Elmer Smith. Verna and Robert were married 53 years until his passing on August 3rd, 2009.
She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aurora, Indiana. Verna worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for over 10 years. She also drove a school bus for the South Dearborn School Corporation for several years. Verna had also worked at the Alton Box factory and worked along side her husband on their farm. Verna also sold Bee Line Clothing for some time and enjoyed raising and showing dogs.
Verna is survived by two daughters: Janet Davis, of Aurora, Indiana and Briget Smith-Yu (Luke), of Aurora, Indiana; and by three sons: David Smith, of Aurora, Indiana; Joey Smith (Stephanie), of Williamsburg, Virginia; and Dustin Smith, of Aurora, Indiana.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Aaron, Allison, Shelby, Lukas, Harper, Emily and Lindsey; and by two sisters: Shirley Workman, of Aurora, Indiana and Peggy Largent, of Dillsboro, Indiana.
Verna was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Robert; by a brother, James Webb; and by a son-in-law, Jerry Davis.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 6th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Charles Hill officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday at the funeral home.
Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana. Memorial donations may be made to the family.
Jean (Scudder) Rose, age 82, of Vevay, passed away at 10:16 a.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Jean entered this life on August 11th, 1934, in Patriot, the loving daughter of the late Brett and Helen (Eichler) Scudder. She was raised in Patriot, where she was a 1953 graduate of Patriot High School.
Jean was united in marriage on October 23rd, 1954, in Vevay, to the late Floyd Ernest Rose, and to this union arrived five sons: Dennis, Danny, Dale, Dean and Darren to bless their home. Jean and Floyd shared nearly 32 years of marriage together until Floyd passed away on June 17th, 1986.
In 1967, Jean was a employed as a teacher’s aide for the Florence Elementary School in Florence. In 1972, Jean was employed as a cook and cashier for the Switzerland County High School, retiring in June of 2009 after 40 years of service. She was a former EMT for the Switzerland County Emergency Unit.
She was a member of the Patriot Baptist Church and was a member of the Red Hat Society. Jean enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and dressing up for Halloween. Jean will be remembered for always being a giving person and will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
Jean will be dearly missed by her sons: Dennis Rose of Vevay; Danny Ray Rose of Patriot; Dale Rose and his wife: Ruth of Patriot; and Dean Rose and his wife: Sheila of Harrison, Ohio. She will also be greatly missed her grandchildren: Jaimie Oser, Danielle Rose, Jenna Felts, Dale Rose, Jr., Nick Knaus and Jordan Knaus; by her great-grandchildren: Jaleigh Felts, Brody Carfield, Ava Knaus, Jake Knaus, Ryver Oser and Brooks Knaus; and her several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Brett and Helen (Eichler) Scudder; by her husband: Floyd Ernest Rose, who died on June 17th, 1986; by her son: Darren Lee Rose, who died November 19th, 2014; and by her brother: Raymond Scudder, who died in 1968.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.
Interment followed in the Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, September 6th, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Jean (Scudder) Rose Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Ernest Thomas “Ernie” Curlin, age 64, of Vevay, passed away at 11:08 a.m. on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ernie entered this life on May 15th, 1952, in Dearborn County, Indiana, the son of the late Blanton Tandy Curlin and Virginia Lou Jean (Cobb) McCormick. He was raised in Dearborn County, where he attended school.
Ernie was united in marriage on August 2nd, 1969 at the Dillsboro Church of Christ to Marydale “Mickey” Jackson. Ernie was later united in marriage in 1984 in Cochran, Indiana to Tina Campbell. He was later united in marriage to Sheila Vogel on September 6th, 1997 in Switzerland County, and to this union arrived a son: Calob Jacob Curlin, to bless their home.
Ernie was employed as a truck driver for Bell Yelton Trucking in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years. Ernie was a member of the Aurora Church of Christ in Aurora, Indiana. He was a member of the Sons of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Sons of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was a founder of the Vevay American Legion Riders Post #185. He was also a member of the Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F&AM.
Ernie enjoyed farming all of his life, fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and horses, irritating Shirley Bill and spending time with his family and friends.
Ernie will be dearly missed by his son: Calob Jacob Curlin of Vevay; by his brothers: Blanton Eugene Curlin of Moores Hill, Indiana and Russell Gilbert Curlin of North Vernon, Indiana; by his half-brothers: James William McCormick of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Frank Curlin of Orlando, Florida; Chuckie Curlin of Dalton, Georgia; Billy Curlin of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and David Curlin of Vevay; and his half-sister: Shirley Anne Davis of Carrollton, Kentucky.
He will also be greatly missed by his step-sister: Missy Ricketts of Moorefield; his step-brothers: Lee Young of Mulberry, Florida; Paul Young of Milan; James Young of Indianapolis; and Bryan Young of Indianapolis; his uncles: Paul Curlin of Vevay and Bobby Curlin of Ripley, Ohio; his aunt: Francis Houze of Dillsboro; and his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Blanton Tandy Curlin and Virginia Lou Jean (Cobb) McCormick; his step-mother: Mary (Niccum) Curlin, who died on July 2nd, 1989; his son: Christopher Lee Curlin, who died on September 7th, 2005; his sister: Bonita Faye Roberts Napier, who died on May 31st, 2012; his half-brother: Steven Curlin; and his step-brother: Alan Young.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 10th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Bobby Brundige, Jr. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana ,47043. (All family and friends and riders to please ride your motorcycle in honor of Ernie to Fredonia Cemetery.)
Interment will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m., Friday, September 9th, 2016, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post #185 or to the Fredonia Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Derek Wade Smith, age 29, of Vevay, passed away at 6:37 p.m., Sunday, September 4th, 2016, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Derek entered this life on November 16th, 1986, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving son of Bradley Jay and Lisa Claire (Schatzman) Smith. He was raised in Hanover, where he was a 2005 graduate of Southwestern High School. Derek was a ‘Straight A’ honor roll student and was active in basketball, soccer and head of student council. Derek attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and Ivy Tech Community College in Madison.
Derek was employed as a mill operator for Sacoma Machine and Tool in Madison, for two years. He was later employed as a cook for Roxano’s Restaurant in Vevay, where he worked alongside his mother. He was currently employed for the Riverhouse Bar & Grill in Vevay.
Derek resided in the Vevay community for the past several years where he made many lifelong friendships. Derek enjoyed golfing, basketball, kayaking, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Derek’s smile, his big heart and sense of humor could light up an entire room. His memories will live on within our hearts. Derek will be dearly missed by his loving family and his abundance of friends that he made over the years.
The past two and half weeks Derek put up a courageous fight with his family and friends beside him. “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7.
Derek will be dearly missed by his loving mother: Lisa Claire (Schatzman) Smith and her companion: James Miller of Vevay; his father: Bradley Jay Smith of Braidwood, Illinois; his brother: Quentin Smith and his companion: Heather Grubbs of Vevay; his sisters: Lani and Lauren Smith of Braidwood, Illinois; his nephew: Kendrick Smith of Vevay; his maternal grandmother: Stella Breedlove of Hanover; and his paternal grandparents: Marge and Ed Smith of Braidwood, Illinois.
He will also be greatly missed by his aunts and uncles: Kristina Sarver and her husband: Jeff of Madison; Anthony Schatzman, Jr. of Hanover; Jimmy Schatzman of Bethel, Oho; Jimmy Scott and his wife: Kathy of Hamersville, Ohio; Danny Scott and his wife: Cathy of Jamestown, North Dakota; and Jeff Smith and his wife: Bonnie of Braidwood, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather: Anthony Schatzman, Sr.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 8th, 2016, at 7 p.m., by Brother George A. Severn, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.
Friends may call 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 8th, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Derek Wade Smith Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.