Obituaries for 1/20/05

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Shawn Gullion-Colen

Shawn Douglas Gullion-Colen, two-month-old infant son of Michelle Dawn Gullion and Shawn Dennis Colen, of Vevay, passed away Monday, January 17th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born Friday, November 5th, 2004, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. He was a happy, beautiful baby boy who brightened his family’s days with his big smiles and cute little coos, but his biggest smiles were always for his Mommy and Daddy. His death was attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Survivors include his parents; his big brothers, Keegan and Wyatt Gullion of Bennington; his maternal grandparents, William and Sandra Gullion of Vevay; his maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn M. Smith of Vevay; his paternal grandparents, Dennis Colen of Rising Sun and Curtis and Teresa Meadows of Greensburg; his paternal great-grandmother, Naomi Colen of Rising Sun; several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Reverend George E. “Buddy” Gullion and Roy and Dorothy Kirby Caplinger; and his paternal great-grandfather, William Colen, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 21st, by Reverend Joe Caplinger at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to help defray funeral expenses may contribute at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Donna Bowman

Donna Lee (Jewell) Bowman, 70, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, January 13th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born November 29th, 1934, in Madison, the daughter of Scott C. and Josephine M. (Ramseyer) Jewell. She was raised in the Florence community and attended school there. She had resided in Switzerland County all her life.
She was united in marriage to Everett L. Bowman in February, 1952. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
She was employed as a Desma operator with the former U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay from May 13th, 1971 until December 17th, 1999. She later worked in the uniform department for Belterra Casino Resort and Spa near Florence. She also worked in the snack bar of the Swiss Valley Lanes in Vevay. Early in life she was a waitress at Krummel’s Restaurant in Vevay.
She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185 and Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396. She enjoyed the Shoe Factory Travel Bowling League, sports of all types and socializing with her friends. She was a member of the Florence Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son, Dennis Scott Bowman and wife Mary Lou of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Lee Ann Bush of Vevay, Kenny “Sunny” Thomas and friend Tiffany of Rising Sun, Christopher Bowman and wife Laura of Batesville, Amy Jo Bowman-Heffelfinger and husband Tony of Dillsboro, and Benjamin Bowman of Louisville; her great-grandchildren, Emily, Kelsey, Trenton, Hayley, Samuel, Sydney, Luke, Torrie, Lybbi, Rylli, Gwendolyn and Clair; her sistr, Patty K. Chase and husband Red of Florence; her half brothers, Scotty Jewell and wife Benna of Canaan, Jeff Jewell of Hanover; her stepbrothers, Richard Robinson and wife Holly of Madison and Tommy Robinson of Greensburg; her brother-in-law, John L. Lock of Florence; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Roberta Ann “Bobbi” Thomas on October 15th, 2002; her son, Richard Bowman in 1983; her grandson, Isaac B owman in 1983; her brother, Joseph C. Jewell on January 28th, 1983; and her sister, Hilda Ann Lock on February 20th, 1983.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 17th, by Brother Roy Duckworth at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Joint Legion and VFW Auxiliary services were conducted Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ruth Tinker

Glays Ruth (Branham) Tinker, 78, of near Fairview, passed away Sunday, January 16th, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born September 19th, 1926, in Worthville, Kentucky, the daughter of James Edward and Anna Laura (Mahoney) Branham. She graduated from Campbellsburg High School in 1945.
She was united in marriage to Robert W. Tinker on April 16th, 1945, in La Grange, Kentucky. Unto this union two daughters and three sons arrived to bless their home.
She resided in the Fairview community after she was married and had resided there the rest of her life. She was the secretary of Tinker Implements near Fairview for many years. She was also a supply bus driver for the Switzerland County School Corporation for several years. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, game shows and her family. She was a member of the Fairview Night Owls Extension Homemakers Club and the Fairview United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna Jean Tinker and her companion Denzil Cutter of Fairview; her sons, Donald Wayne “Butch” Tinker of Fairview and Robert Lee “Pee Wee” Tinker and his companion, Sue Sams of Pleasant; her sister, Esther Wooten and husband Bill of Indianapoolis; her grandchildren, Angie, Jeff, Michelle, Jason, Kimberly and Chris; her great-grandchildren, Brittany, Jessilyn, Taylor, Alex, Bayleigh, Brok, Michael, Camden and Caitlynn; her nephews and nieces, Paul and Dianne Tinker, Larry and Theresa Tinker, Brenda Nacewicz, Debbie and Ken Herman; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert W. “Bob” Tinker on October 12th, 1999; her daughter, Lou Ann Tinker on August 27th, 1955; her son, Tommy Lynn Tinker on July 14th, 1953; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Thelma Tinker; her niece, Kathy Wooten; her nephew, Brian Tinker; her great-niece, Sarah Nicole Tinker; and her grandpa and grandma, William B. and Nellie Ada Jewell Mahoney, who raised her.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 19th, by Reverend Arnold Cutter at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church or Switzerland County EMS. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Edward A. Weyrich

Edward A. “Bud” Weyrich, 79, of Vevay, passed away Monday, January 17th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born November 30th, 1925, in Cincinnati, the son of Edward D. and Clara A. (Joehnk) Weyrich. He was raised in Cincinnati and graduated from Western Hills High School in 1943. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 31st, 1944, and rose to the rank of sergeant. He studied Chinese at Yale University and served as an interpreter in World War II in the HQ and HQ CO USF China Theater. He was honorably discharged June 5th, 1946. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal World War II.
He was united in marriage to Janet Lois Stephenson March 28th, 1947, in Cincinnati. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
He was employed with the Kroger Company in the Greater Cincinnati District for 34 1/2 years, working as a manager of several stores. He enjoyed boating, fishing, bowling, his children and grandchildren. He loved baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds, and had played on the Cincinnati Reds Farm Team early in life. He resided in Delhi for many years, moving to Switzerland County 22 years ago. When living in Delhi he was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. After moving to Vevay he became a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or Special Olympics. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Michael Hensley

Michael Douglas “Mike” Hensley, 53, of near Vevay, passed away Thursday, January 13th, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born August 23rd, 1951, in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Richard Thomas and Beverly (Parsons) Hensley. He was a 1970 graduate of Dixie Heights High School in Crestview, Kentucky. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on August 12th, 1970, serving his country in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on May 12th, 1976. He was later inducted into the U.S. Army on March 3rd, 1981, and honorably discharged on June 30th, 1995. After his retirement from serving his country he was a dispatcher for Cisco Systems in Seattle, Washington, until moving to Vevay in May, 2004 to be closer to his family. He enjoyed computers, scuba diving, fishing and cross country skiing.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 16th, by Reverend Charles Dayadharum at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Barbara Osborn

Barbara Jean (Pate) Osborn, 76, of near Bennington, passed away Sunday, January 16th, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born January 22nd, 1928, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Judson Albert and Aldean (Pendry) Pate. She spent her early life in Indianapolis. She attended Vevay High School and received her GED when she was 52 years old, ranking ninth in the nation.
She was united in marriage to Chester Leon Osborn on January 18th, 1947, in Vevay. Unto this union two daughters and three sons arrived to bless their home.
She was employed for many years at Muscatatuck State Hospital in Butlerville as a nurse aid. She later worked at the Plastic Moldings Corporation in East Enterprise and U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards and shopping. She was a member of the Switzerland County Community Church. She had been in ill health with cancer.
Survivors include her husband, Chester Leon Osborn of near Bennington; her daughters, Mary Jo Taylor of Bennington and Linda Hehe and husband Joe of Center Square; her son, John David Osborn of Bennington; her grandchildren, Paul Hopper and wife Kim, Jeffrey Hopper and wife Sherry, Michelle Smith and husband Glen, James Hehe, Cheryl Hehe, Amanda Courter and husband Chad, Angel Crawford and husband Richard, and Timothy Hehe; and her great-grandchildren, Victoria Hopper, Brendan and Jaculin Courter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sons, James Russell Osborn on April 19th, 1956 and Richie Leon Osborn on November 27th, 1961.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Charles Dayadharum at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Switzerland County Chapter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.