William ‘Bill’ Carpenter
William Martin “Bill” Carpenter Sr., age 90, of Milan, Indiana, formerly of Mt. Sterling, passed away at 8:53 p.m. on Thursday, November 24th, 2022, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
Bill entered this life on September 7th, 1932 in Binfield, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Earl and Mary Thelma Elizabeth (LeQuire) Carpenter. He was raised in Blount County, Tennessee and was a 1950 graduate of Friendsville High School.
At the young age of 18, Bill moved to Ohio and worked for a produce company in Cincinnati, Ohio for a few years.
Bill was united in marriage on May 17th, 1952 to Lucille Centers in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This happy union of over 48 years was blessed with four daughters and two sons.
Bill was later employed for American Can Company in Cincinnati, Ohio for several years. He owned and operated with a friend a car wash for several years.
In 1963, Bill and the family moved to Waterloo, New York, where he also worked for American Can Company as a machinist. In 1966, the family moved back to the Switzerland County community and he worked for Gateway Construction in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bill owned and operated Carpenter Construction for several years. He built the Ogle Haus in Vevay, as well as, many homes, barns, schools and hospitals. He worked for several years as the consultant for all construction jobs for the Switzerland County School Corporation.
Bill was a former member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. He also attended the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling. Bill enjoyed woodworking, hunting, farming, bowling and socializing with his family and friends.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his daughters: Barbara Ann Leap of Mt. Sterling, Cynthia Hysell and her husband Morris of Lexington, Indiana, Deborah “Debbie” Rayls and her husband Galen of Vevay, and Sandra “Sandy” Andrew and her husband Rick of Milan, Indiana; by his sons: William “Billy” Carpenter, Jr. and his wife Linda of near Mt. Sterling, and Jeff Carpenter of Hanover, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Stephanie, Summer, Ricky, Jill, Jacqueline, Deidra, Christopher, Ashley, Zak, Jennifer, Carrie and Laci; by his great-grandchildren: Madysen, Ally, Nathan, Holden, Isabella, Dylan, Adrianna, Erikson, Chloe, Lilly, Anderson, Sophie, Payton, Winston, Brady, Bailey, Blake, Brennan, Klayre, Alayna and Will; by his great great-grandchildren: Grady, Jeb, Kaine, Kinlee, Elizabeth and Kiya; by his sister, Helen “Cleo” Reinhardt and her husband Robert of Louden, Tennessee; by his brother-in-law, Don Martin of Louden, Tennessee; and by his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mary Thelma Elizabeth (LeQuire) Carpenter; by his wife, Lucille (Centers) Carpenter; by his granddaughter, Galena Lynn Rayls; by his brother, John E. “Jack” Carpenter; by his sister, Joann Martin; by his son-in-law, Robert “Bobby” Leap; by his sister-in-law, Delma Jean Carpenter; and by his niece, Betty Moffett.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 2nd, by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Elvis ‘Lee’ White
Elvis “Lee” White, age 39, of Madison, passed away at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28th, 2022, at his residence in Madison.
Lee entered this life on August 22nd, 1983 in Hazard, Kentucky. He was the loving son of Elvis Juan White, whom preceded him in death, and Nancy Jane (Johnson) Rose. He was raised in Florence, Indiana and attended Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise. Lee attended the Switzerland County High School in Vevay.
Lee was formerly employed as a host for Bob Evans in Madison for one year and for Arby’s as a cook and cashier for six months. Lee was currently employed on the production line for Arvin Sango in Madison.
Lee enjoyed fishing and listening to Kid Rock music, as well as, watching UK basketball and the Cincinnati Bengals football. Above all, Lee loved his daughter and spending quality time with her.
Lee will be lovingly remembered by his mother and step-father: Nancy Jane (Johnson) Rose and Roy Rose of Madison; by his daughter, MaKenna Michelle Elaine White of Georgetown, Kentucky; by his companion, Monique Holley of Georgetown, Kentucky; by his step-children, Jayden Peak and Aundrea Peak of Lexington, Kentucky; by his step-brothers: John Rose and his wife Lindy of Madison and Chris Sharp of Madison; by his aunts and uncles: Helen and Junior Gabbard of Altro, Kentucky, Mitch Johnson of Sebastian, Kentucky, Larry Johnson of Breathitt County, Kentucky, Carolyn Burns of Worthville, Kentucky, Jalia and John Nelson of Crestview, Florida, Lake Rayls of Vevay, Fred and Tammy Johnson of Madison, Phillip and Shelly Johnson of Vevay, Mark Johnson and Javier Quijano of Vevay, Kip Skaggs of Vevay, Mary and Lloyd Riley of Altro, Kentucky, Lorraine and Jack Henson of Wolf County, Kentucky, Geraldine White of Jackson, Kentucky and MaKenly “Bear” White of Wolf County, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elvis Juan White; by his grandparents: Fred and Geneva (Cole) Johnson and Edie and Saul White; by his aunts and uncles: Freda Joy Skaggs, Joyce Johnson, Paul Johnson, Kenneth “Butch” Burns, Charles Lewis “Chuck” Melton Jr. and Larry Gene Rayls; by his cousin, Kip Arthur “Kippy” Skaggs, Jr.; and by Melissa Neve Johnson.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, December 4th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 5th, by Pastor Pat Turner, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Lee’s Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.
Shirley Ann England, 84, of Aurora, Indiana (formerly of Rising Sun) passed away on Friday, November 25th, 2022 at her residence.
Shirley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 12th, 1938, the daughter of the late Irene Marie (Wiesman) Bushman and Barnard Joseph Bushman. She grew up in the Mount Healthy community and attended school there.
Shirley always had a strong work ethic. At an early age she completed cosmetology school to help support her family. Shirley later went on to be the owner of the Woodlawn Dairy Queen for several years. She sold the business in 2013, a decision that was not easy for her due to her strong drive to keep busy.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Kraisinger (Stuart), of Aurora, Indiana; by her three sons: Richard England (Dung), of Louisville, Kentucky; David England (Sarah McClellan), of Aurora, Indiana and Jeff England (Denise), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Jonathon England, Michelle England, Christine England, Jason Foutty, Jeremy Foutty, Corey Foutty, Joshua England, Nick England and Jake England; and by her 14 great grandchildren. Shirley is also survived by her special pet and companion ‘Miguel’, who was always at her side.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; by her brothers Bernie and Dennis Bushman; by her sister Darlene Bushman; and by her grandson Brandon Foutty in 2021.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 29th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 29th, following the time of visitation, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be made to PAWS of Dearborn County.
Sarah Ann (Peelman) Keith, age 89, of Switzerland County, passed away with her loving family by her side at 7:51 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th, 2022, at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.
Sarah entered this life on August 15th, 1933 in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of the late Floyd Allen “Jack” and Thelma Dallas (Romans) Peelman. Sarah was raised in Switzerland County and grew up helping on the family farm. She was a 1950 graduate of Patriot High School and played softball in her teenage years.
Sarah was united in marriage on October 10th, 1952 to Melvin Walker Myers in Vevay. This happy union was blessed with two children: Stephen and Nancy.
Sarah was later united in marriage on November 17th, 1956 to Hilbert Wayne Keith at Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. This happy union was blessed with three children: Dale, Michelle and Joanne.
Sarah was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, retiring in 1995, after 46 years of service. She was a former school bus driver for the Switzerland County School Corporation for 18 years. She also worked as a clerk for Tolbert’s Petroleum in Vevay for five years.
Sarah was a former member of the Switzerland County Homemaker’s Club and served on the committee of the Patriot High School alumni. Sarah attended the New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise. In her spare time, Sarah sold Avon for several years and enjoyed traveling, crocheting, bowling, cooking and shopping, as well as, watching game shows and soap operas.
Sarah will be lovingly remembered by her daughters and son: Nancy Scott and her husband Rick of Rising Sun, Dale Keith and his wife Kathy of Rising Sun, Michelle Self and her husband Wyatt of Moorefield, and Joanne Springer and her husband Joe of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Travis (Tina) Myers, Lorie (Matt) Erne, Kevin Thies, Jason (Kristal) Scott, Jody (Marty) Pitts, Chad Scott, Jeff (Alisha) Thornton, Erin (Dustin) Lamkin, Candice (Eddie) Aguilar, Kimberly (Nicholas) Barkman, Kyle (Shauna) Self, Alex (Lauren) Curran, Ben Curran, Natalie Sullivan, Kelsey (Matt McConnell) Springer and Kayla Springer; by her great-grandchildren: Morgan, Jake, Sydney, Carson, Bayley, Kendal, Trey, Adison, Michael, Lindsey, Jordan, Saylor, Lance, Laurin, Camrynn, Courtney, Samuel, Kayne, Gracie, Miranda and Brantley; by her great great-grandson, Jack; and her several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Allen “Jack” Peelman, who died on May 5th, 1993 and Thelma Dallas (Romans) Peelman, who died on February 1st, 1970; by her first husband, Melvin Walker Myers, who died on May 20th, 2011; by her second husband, Hilbert Wayne Keith, who died on December 15th, 2019; by her son, Stephen Allen Myers, who died on June 18th, 2015; by her great-grandson, Trent Allen Myers, who died on October 26th, 2014; by her step-mother, Aldean C. (Vanosdol) Ricketts Peelman, who died on October 14th, 1986; by her brother, Robert Lester “Bobby” Bond, who died on December 11th, 1996; by her sister, Mary Jo (Peelman) Cook, who died on March 10th, 2014; by her brother-in-law, Donald Wayne Cook, who died on January 17th, 2014; by her sister-in-law, Gladys L. (Bolden) Bond, who died on December 23rd, 2012 and by her niece, Debby G. (Bond) Hunter, who died on February 13th, 2015.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, December 2nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3rd, by Pastor Pat Lanman, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ripley Crossing Activities Fund or Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Betty Rose Vinup
Betty Rose Vinup, 93, of Rising Sun, passed on Sunday, November 27th, 2022.
A public visitation will be held Friday, December 2nd, from 5-8 p.m. at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 3rd at 11 a.m. at the Markland Funeral Home.
A full obituary will be posted at a later date.
Markland Funeral Home is serving the family during this difficult time.
Lois Marie Stutzman, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away on Monday, November 21st, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Kentucky.
Lois was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 16th, 1941, the daughter of the late Edna Mae (Truesdell) Houston and Leonard Houston. She was a graduate of Clay City High school, Class of 1959.
Lois married Robert “Bob” Stutzman on December 19th, 1959 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Clay City, Indiana. Lois and Bob were married nearly 63 years until her passing.
Lois was a member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church.
She saw beauty in all of God’s creations wherever she looked, whether it be up at the clouds or moon in the sky, walking in the park or driving with Bob along the river. Lois loved being outside working in her yard and tending to her flowers. Lois had a sincere concern for people and sent many cards and flowers over the years to lift her friends spirit. She was also a talented seamstress and did sewing for many people in the Ohio County community. Lois’s world revolved around her family. Lois loved baby sitting and going to her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events, concerts or whatever activity they participated in.
Lois was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt and beloved friend to many.
Lois is survived by her loving husband, Bob Stutzman, of Rising Sun; by her four beloved daughters: Donna Massie (Larry), of Burlington, Kentucky, Barbara Latham (Tim), of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dianne Pflum (Jerry), of Rising Sun, and Janie Craig (Donald), of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Katherine Snyder, Alexandra Latham, Riley Latham, Stephenie Pflum Deakins ( Andy), Ashley Pflum Kelly (Caleb), Austin Pflum, Noah Pflum ,Garrett Craig (Bethany) and Emily Craig; by her great grandchildren: Tucker, Hadley, Cole, Jaxon, Clay , Elliott and Griffin.
Lois is also survived by her brother, Tom Houston (Gail), of Wilder, Kentucky and by her brother-in-law, Gene Belew, of Moores Hill, Indiana.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; by her brothers: Robert Houston and John Houston; and by her sister, Julie Belew.
Visitation was held on Friday, November 25th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 26th at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Jenkins officiating. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association.
Frank White, Jr.
Frank E. White Jr., 51, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away on November 25th, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Frank was born on July 20th, 1971 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the son of the late Judith Ann (Cutter) and Frank E. White Sr. Frank attended school in Rising Sun and went on to have a career self-employed as a bricklayer.
On June 16, 1990, he was married to Sharon Perry.
Frank was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing, as well as spending time tinkering with and fixing things. He also enjoyed collecting various items and listening to comedy. Above all, Frank loved his family and spending time with them.
Frank is survived by his wife, Sharon White of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his son Justin White (Emily) of Harrison, Ohio; by his daughters: Lindsay Wilson (Kyle) of Batesville, Indiana, Makayla Sheeran (Kevin) of Union, Kentucky, and Haley White of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his granddaughters Ariel White and Henley Wilson; by his sisters Jackie Emery (Robert) of Dillsboro, Indiana and Janna Sturgill (Brent) of Dillsboro, Indiana; by his nephews: Ryan Emery (Bonnie) of Dillsboro, Indiana, Cory Emery (Alissa) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Jaxon Sturgill of Dillsboro, Indiana, and Zach Israel of Whitley City, Kentucky; and by his niece Kallie Sturgill of Dillsboro, Indiana.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his nephew Andrew Perry and by his niece Anna Emery.
A public visitation will be held Thursday, December 1st from 5-7 p.m. at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. A funeral service will follow the time of visitation on Thursday, December 1st, at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home serving the family during this difficult time.
Barbara Ann (Thomas) Wilhoite, age 74, of Vevay, passed away with her loving family by her side at 5:57 p.m. on Sunday, November 27th, 2022, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Barb entered this life on May 17th, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the loving daughter of the late William R. and Marian Louise (Springer) Thomas. She was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Hughes High School.
Barb was united in marriage to Marvin Simpkins in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was later united in marriage on March 10th, 1984 to Billy Ray “Red” Wilhoite in Cincinnati, Ohio. Barb and Red shared nearly 31 years of marriage together until he passed away on August 17th, 2015.
Barb was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for several years. She was later employed as a server for the Ogle Haus in Vevay, and for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, retiring in 2015 after 15 years of service.
Barb enjoyed gardening, flowers, watching soap operas and playing cards with her cousins. Above all, Barb loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren that she deeply loved.
Barb will be lovingly remembered by her daughters and sons: Rosie Smith and her husband Keith of Vevay, Troy Simpkins, Sr. and his wife Hope of Vevay, Rusty Simpkins of Vevay, and Heather Wilhoite of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Karista, Brianna, Torie, Troy Jr., Amber, Faith, Piper, Mason, Abigale, Elizabeth, Billy and Huxley; by her great-grandchildren: Bentley, Sawyer, Colstyn, Memphis and Raymond; by her sisters: Linda McLean and her companion Michael Benge of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lisa Reeves of Vevay; by her sister-in-law, Pat Thomas of Kentucky; and by her several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, William R. Thomas, who died on July 3rd, 1993; by her mother, Marian Louise (Springer) Thomas, who died on April 28th, 1991; by her husband, Billy Ray “Red” Wilhoite, who died on August 17th, 2015; by her grandson, Domnic William Ray Wilhoite, who died on December 3rd, 2007; by her sister, Sandy Nantz; by her brothers: Bruce Thomas and Russell Thomas; and by her brothers-in-law: Michael Dean Reeves, Jimmy Nantz and Roy McLean.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 4th, by Pastor Larry Spoores and Tony Spoores, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.