Obituaries for 2/24/05

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Leroy Hinman

Leroy Hinman, 58, of Florence, passed away Monday, February 21st, at University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born May 18th, 1946, in Ohio County, near Rising Sun, the son of Roy E. and Lillie M. (Bocock) Hinman, both of whom preceded him in death. He was raised in Ohio and Switzerland counties. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was a self-employed auto body finisher all of his life. He owned, managed and operated several auto body shops, including Swiss Auto Body and Hinman’s Auto Body in Vevay. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185. He enjoyed socializing, sitting on his porch enjoying the day, working in his yard and mowing the grass.

He was united in marriage to Vicky Smith on September 30th, 2000, at Hinman’s Auto Body in Vevay. She survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Terry Hinman of Fairview and Tracy Hinman and wife Melissa of Florence; his daughter, Tandra Hinman of Virginia; his grandchildren, Jordan Pavy, Storm Hinman, Brelynn Hinman, Dillon Hinman, Chance Hinman and Teryn Hinman; his sister, Ruth Shadday and husband Dwight of Vevay; his brothers-in-law, Edward Leo Hammond of Florence and Chuck Manuel of Bennington; his sister-in-law, Alice Hinman of Versailles; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded by his brothers, Myron Hinman on February 20th, 1988 and Donald Hinman on May 6th, 1994; his sisters, Marjorie Mae Manuel on October 14th, 2004, Gladys E. Hammond on May 27th, 2000, and Marietta Grace Hinman on February 3rd, 1971.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 23rd, by Reverend Tom Rogers at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Henry Scott

Henry Marion “Tob” Scott, 93, of Madison, formerly of Florence, passed away Friday, February 11th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born August 11th, 1911, in Switzerland County near Florence, the son of Omer and Nora (Bales) Scott. He resided in the Florence community all of his life until November, 2003, when he moved to Madison to be cared for by his daughter.

He was united in marriage to Mildred Eleanor Bennett on July 21st, 1956, in Madison. Unto this union two daughters and a son arrived to bless the home.

He loved to farm and worked early in life at the Pearl Packing Company in Madison. He later worked for the Indiana Department of Transportation, Aberdeen Unit, driving a truck, retiring in 1970. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and collecting guns.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 1st, 1943, at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. He served during World War II, in the 255th Field Artillery Battalion, rising to the rank of Private First Class. He served in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on December 29th, 1945, from Camp Atterbury, receiving the EAME Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Eleanor Bennett Scott of Madison; his daughters, Marlene Cryar and husband Terry of DeRidder, Louisiana and Diane Anderson and husband Jim of Madison; his son, Mark Allen Scott of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Natasha, Lacy, Nichole, Joshua, Cassidy, Shawn and Alice; nine step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Clara Korf, Eunice Fitzgerald, Laura Bodey and Avis Miller; his brothers, Harry, Clinton, Everett, Ward and Gilbert Scott; and two infant siblings.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 15th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in the Florence Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion and Vevay VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s web site guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Clifford Welch

Clifford Welch, 84, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, February 15th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born August 15th, 1920, in Madison, the son of Ben and Josephine (Smith) Welch. He was a mechanic for Richard Hamilton and owned and operated the New Marion Tavern. He was a 1945 U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his son, Clifford Wayne Welch of Vevay; his sister, Mildred Jones of Nabb, Indiana; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Adams Welch in 1995; his parents; his sisters, Kathryn Welch, Louise Patterson and Peggy Meirle; and his brothers, Paul Welch, Charles D. Welch and Bernard Welch.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 19th, by Reverend Beth Fisher at Bovard-Holt-Furst Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 9 in Madison.

Emmett Kinman

Emmett “Tom” Kinman, 58, of Walton, Kentucky, passed away Monday, February 21st, at his home.

He was born Friday, March 22nd, 1946, in Reading, Ohio, the son of Emmett and Bessie Kinman, who both preceded him in death. He was a military veteran and was a member of the Sanders Baptist Church in Carroll County, Kentucky. He was a retired truck driver for Refiners Transport of Middletown, Ohio and was a business representative for Teamsters Local #100 in Sharonville, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Carol (Speagle) Kinman of Crittenden, Kentucky; his sons, Ralph Kinman of Hamilton, Ohio, Michael Hicks of Burlington and Joshua Napier of Walton; his daughters, Christine Curlin of Aurora and Michelle Garnett of Hebron, Kentucky; his brothers, Wendell Kinman of Carrollton, Kentucky, Gary Kinman of Hanover, formerly of Vevay, and Louis Dusch of Radcliff, Kentucky; his sisters, Betty Marsh of Carrollton and Debbie Holly of Ghent, Kentucky; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Lucas Clabough at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona. Burial will be in the Napoleon Odd Fellows Cemetery in Gallatin County, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Laura Copeland

Laura (Elston) Copeland, 83, of Rising Sun, passed away Friday, February 18th, at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

She was born April 12th, 1921, in Cross Plains, the daughter of James Thomas and Laura Agnes (Webster) Elston. She was a graduate of Central High School in Jefferson County. She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Cross Plains State Bank. She was also a bookkeeper for the Rising Sun State Bank.

On February 1st, 1942, she married Ross P. Copeland, who died August 19th, 2003.

She and her husband purchased Central Hardware in Rising Sun in 1963. She was bookkeeper and co-owner of Village Hardware in Dillsboro from 1975-1982 and Hilltop Hardware in Clermont, Florida from 1982-1989 and Valley Supply in Rising Sun from 1966-1981.

Survivors include her sons, Gene Copeland and wife Jo of Breckenridge, Colorado, Lanny Copeland and wife Mica of Frisco, Texas, Gary Copeland and wife Judy of Rising Sun, and Monte Copeland and wife Sheila of Austin, Texas; her daughter, Susanne Copeland Fortune of Tallahassee, Florida; her brother, Raymond Elston and wife Hazel of Shelby, North Carolina; her sister, Lola Wood of Winter Haven, Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Clarence and Lawrence Elston; and her sisters, Grace Stephenson and Clarise Elston.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27th, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, February 27th, from 1-3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ Building Fund, Gideons, Rising Sun Fire Department or Rising Sun Life Squad.

James C. Rider

James C. Rider, 82, of Madison, passed away Friday, February 18th, at Kindred Healthcare in Louisville.

He was born April 23rd, 1922, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, the son of Ernie and Lucille (Dean) Rider, who both preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force for 32 years. After returning to Madison he worked as a supervisor of security and assistant fire chief at the Jefferson Proving Grounds. He was a member of the Patriot Baptist Church, Madison Moose Lodge and American Legion Post No. 9. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was very proud to serve as a tail gunner on a B-52 bomber during World War II as a staff sergeant with the 598th Bomb Squadron. He was a veteran of World War II.

He and his wife, Roberta, owned and operated Rider’s Fishing Lake and J. C. Rider’s Trucking Company.

Survivors include his wife, E. Roberta (Galbreath) Rider of Madison; his daughters, Barbara Donovan of Cynthiana, Kentucky and Pamela Jean Kilburn of Patriot; his son, Donald M. Ihle and wife Maria of Concord, North Carolina; and his sister, Violet Ravencraft of Aurora.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 22nd, at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel by Reverends Frank Forthman and Keith Wingham. Entombment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with full military honors conducted by the Honor Guard of American Legion Post No. 9. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Alfred W. Canada

Alfred W. Canada, 63, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, February 19th, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

He was born September 24th, 1941, in Benham, Indiana, the son of William Thomas and Ruth (Rheinfrank) Canada. He was a sander for Romwebers Furniture until 1981. He was a member of Cedar Creek Community Church.

On March 9th, 1963, in Osgood, he married Betty Wooley, who survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Al Canada of Georgia and Rick Canada and wife Julie of Somerset, Kentucky; his daughters, Rachel Furlow and husband Dennis of Versailles and Carol McIntosh and husband Shawn of Greensburg; his brothers, Floyd Canada and wife Shirley of Vevay, Donald Canada, Larry Canada and wife Barbara, and David Canada and wife Nancy, all of Holton, and Kenny Canada of Versailles; his sisters, Pauline Sounders of Osgood and Barbara Wood and husband Donnie of Versailles; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Amy Marie; and two infant brothers.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 23rd, by Reverend Garland Rudd at Bovard-Holt-Furst Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial was in Tanglewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or The Alfred Canada Memorial Fund.

Rebecca J. Girod

Rebecca J. Girod, 69, of Berne, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, February 22nd, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born November 24th, 1935, in Adams County, Indiana, the daughter of Jacob D. and Elizabeth S. (Wengerd) Wickey. She was a member of the Old Order of the Amish and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Jerry J. Girod, Jacob J. Girod, and Joe J. Girod, all of rural Berne; her brothers, Amos J. Wickey of rural Berne, David J. Wickey of Geneva, Indiana, Solomon J. Wickey of Auburn, Indiana, and Jerry J. Wickey of Vevay; her sisters, Mrs. Alvin (Emma) Lambright of rural Berne, Mrs. Elizabeth Schwartz of Vevay and Mrs. Frances Carter of Celina, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Jacob Wickey; her sisters, Catherine Girod and May Schwartz; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted by Bishop Henry M. Schwartz at 9 a.m. Friday, February 25th, at the Girod residence at 410 W. 400 S., Berne. Burial will be in Schwartz Cemetery. Friends may call at the Girod residence all day today (Thursday). Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home of Berne was in charge of arrangements.