Obituaries for the week of 1/5/2006

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Ada Lock

Ada Bell (Roland) Lock, 92, of Vevay, passed away Monday, January 2nd, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born March 28th, 1913, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the daughter of Herman and Oma (Courtney) Roland. She resided in Switzerland County most of her life. She spent her early years in Kentucky until 1920. She was employed by the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay from 1952, working in the fitting room as an instructor. She retired in 1978.
In 1931, she married Harold L. Bliss. Unto this union one daughter, Patricia Ann, arrived to bless their home on August 9th, 1936. A later marriage was to Chester Lock in 1942.
She was a member of the Riverview Extension Homemakers Club, Bennington Order of Eastern Star No. 407, and was a faithful member of the Switzerland Baptist Church and the Women’s Missionary Circle. She was a devoted and faithful friend to many and was always good about driving her friends where they needed to go. She had suffered with Alzheimer’s disease for several years.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Terry Neal of Tampa, Florida, Danny Neal of Pleasantview, Indiana, Charlene Whitaker of Indianapolis, and Carol Golay of Indianapolis; her great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Christiana, Patricia, Kris, Kyle, Donald, Tabitha and Andrew; her great-great-grandchildren, Jericho Charles and Georgia Ann Carson, Carolyn Renee and Timothy Woodall, Samantha Bey, and Shane Michael Dupke-Neal; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Roland January 2nd, 1981; her mother, Oma Courtney Roland on May 28th, 1982; her daughter, Patricia Ann Bliss Neal on December 18th, 2004; her great-great-grandson, Charles Lewis Carson; and her brothers, Marvin Roland on August 30th, 1987 and Claude B. Roland on October 28th, 1987.
Funeral services wil be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, January 6th, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home. Bennington Order of Eastern Star will conduct services at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Julian Bodkin

Julian Lee Bodkin, 72, of Jackson Road, near Vevay, passed away Monday, January 2nd, at his home.
He was born September 2nd, 1933, in Shelbyuville, Kentucky, the son of Otie Jack and Casper Lee Bodkin. He was raised in Shelby County, Kentucky in his early life. He resided in Switzerland County since 1948 and was a graduate of Vevay High School, Class of 1951.
On May 19th, 1956, in Vevay, he married Marilyn Lewis. Unto this union one daughter arrived to bless their home.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on August 26th, 1955, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving the 29th AIB APO. He was honorably discharged on August 25th,1961. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
He bought a 1962 red Corvette and enjoyed drag racing at EdgeWater Speedway. He enjoyed farming and working as a carpenter. His passion was cars and he enjoyed many years working as a mechanic. In the 1960s and early 1970s he enjoyed working as a vehicle inspector in Madison. He also worked for many years at Swiss Auto Parts in Vevay. In his spare time he enjoyed working on cars, watching NASCAR, boxing and NBA basketball. He had been in ill health with cancer the past three weeks.
Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Kelly and husband Rick of Aberdeen; his grandchildren, Christy and Stacey Duvall of Mount Sterling, Dusty Carfield of Fort Hood, Texas, and Kayla Kelly of Aberdeen; his step-grandchildren, Angel Siekman, Casie Gullion and Rickey Kelly; three great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; his sister, Doris Kirk of Safford, Arizona; and his companion of 36 years, Shelby Jean “Jeannie” Hankins of Vevay and her family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otie Jack Bodkin on January 9th, 1978; and his mother, Casper Lee Bodkin on January 30th, 1979.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Pauline G. Black

Pauline G. (Berkemeier) Black, 74, of Bear Branch Road, near Fairview, passed away Wednesday, December 28th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born June 5th, 1931, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Richard Herman and Josephine Marie (Silz) Berkemeier, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Dayton, Kentucky and had resided in Vevay since 1966. She was a retired odd shoe maker for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. She enjoyed playing bingo.
On July 11th, 1963, in Dayton, Kentucky, she married Harvey Eugene Black, who died April 23rd, 2003.
Survivors include her daughters, Patty Griffin and husband Ronnie of near Fairview and Wanda Jean Campbell and husband Ken of Hanover; her son, Joe McGlothin and wife Velma of Vevay; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother, Richard H. Berkemeier of Orlando, Florida; her sisters, Linda Berkemeier and Carolyn Jean Berkemeier, both of Cincinnati, and Irene Lowe of Dayton, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her sons, Edward Eugene Black on July 7th, 1972 and Richard McGlothin on February 10th, 1988; her brothers, Earl and Donald Berkemeier; and her sisters, Vera Rosel, Mary Townsley, Barbara Barnes and Laverne Vogel.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, January 2nd, by Reverends Donald Buchanan and Ron Lee at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Marion W. Wainscott

Marion W. “Bill” Wainscott, 81, of East Enterprise, passed away Thursday, December 29th, at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg.
He was born May 3rd, 1924, in Switzerland County, the son of Floyd and Susie (Downey) Wainscott. He had resided in Switzerland County most of his life.
He was united in marriage on October 24th, 1942, in Patriot, to Wanda Marie Gulley. Unto this union a daughter and two sons arrived to bless their home.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 15th, 1944, rising to the rank of Sergeant, serving in Company A 53rd Signal Battalion during World War II. He was awarded the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze Stars, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal. He was honorably discharged on February 11th, 1946. He retired in 1985 from Schenley Distillery after 30 years of service. He was a former member of the Vevay VFW Post 5396 and the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59.
Survivors include his son, Rick Wainscott of Rising Sun; his daughter, Brenda Darlene Wainscott of Lawrenceburg; his granddaughter, Jennifer Rae Cloutier of Blandford, Massachusetts; and his great-grandchildren, Morgan, Madison and Max.
He was prececed in death by his parents; his wife, Wanda Marie (Gulley) Wainscott on October 25th, 1974; his son, Kenneth Wainscott in 1943; and his sister, Shirley Dean Mace.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 3rd, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the New Liberty Cemetery, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Geraldine Ayers

Geraldine Blanche Fonda Ayers, 85, of Vevay, formerly of Gloversville, New York, passed away Tuesday, December 27th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born April 27th, 1920, in Amsterdam, New York, the daughter of John Henry and Caroline Agnes (Lawyer) Fonda, who both preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage to Howard James Ayers on May 3rd, 1938, in Pownal, Vermont. Unto this union two daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home.
She was employed in a glove factory in New York and worked in food service in Sidney, New York. She resided in Vevay since 2001, and had resided in New York and California most of her life. She was a member of the Vevay Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandi King and husband Donnie of Ghent, Kentucky; her son, John Howard Ayers and wife Jeanette of Fort Plain, New York; her grandchildren, Mark and Steve Peelman, Jeri Jeanelle Ayers, Laurie Goshorn, Lee Ayers and Lonnie Ayers; her sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Holley of Walton, New York and Dorothy Norrin of San Diego, California; her daughter-in-law, Mary Ayers of Northville, New York; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard James Ayers August 16th, 2003; her son, Dennis James Ayers in 1989; her daughter, Mary Ayers; her grandson, John H. Ayers, Jr.; her sister, Beverly Joan Ursuery; and her brothers, Kenneth, Otis, Bill, Elden and Lawyer Fonda.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 4th, with burial in Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown, New York. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of local arrangements. Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville, New York, was in charge of arrangements there. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Russell Koons

Russell Edward Koons, 85, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, December 29th, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.
He was born June 3rd, 1920, in Pauola, Illinois, the son of Edward and Ella (Severs) Koons. He was a retired long haul truck driver for Anchor Car Carrier of Youngstown, Ohio. He also worked for Seagram’s and Schenley distillers. He was a graduate of Patriot High School.
Survivors include his son, Larry Koons and wife Martha of Greensburg; his daughters, Joyce Bradley of Greensburg, Sharon Crawford and husband Michael of Darden, Tennessee, and Barbara Snyder and husband Larry of Greensburg; his sisters, Mildred Brameier and husband Howard of Rising Sun and Eleanor Pohlman and husband Fred of Milan; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae (Anglemier) Koons on August 12th, 1992.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 3rd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Ruth Miller

Ruth Katherine Miller, 67, of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, December 31st, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born April 6th, 1938, in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Ruth K. (Demoret) Tucker. She was a homemaker and was a graduate of William Henry Harrison High School, Class of 1956. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora and sang in the church choir. She was also a member of the Ladies Bowling League at Colerain Bowl in Ohio.
On August 24th, 1963, she married Philip Miller, who survives.
Other survivors include her daughters, Robyn Woodruff and fiance, John Dodd, Jr., of Fairfield, Ohio, and Ruthie Sestito and husband Patrick of Fairfield; her sisters, Frances Meigs of Hamilton, Ohio and Linda Bowling and husband Ron of Greendale; her grandson, Daniel Sestito, her granddaughrter, Jennifer Sestito, her grandson, Philip Sestito; her nieces, Donna Killip and Barbara Meigs, both of Hamilton, and Angel Poindexter of Lawrenceburg; and her nephew, Adam Solar of Greendale.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 4th, by Father Chris Craig at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.