Obituaries for the week of 10/27/2005


Bill Harbert

William Richard “Bill” Harbert, 76, of Tague Road, near Vevay, passed away Monday, October 24th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He became ill Sunday, October 23rd, and passed away from an aortic aneurysm.
He was born December 5th, 1928, in Decatur County, near Greensburg, the son of Roy C. and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Evans) Harbert. He was raised in the Greensburg community and attended the Nazarene Pilgrim Holiness Church near Greensburg with his family.
He was united in marriage to Shielda Lockwood on September 6th, 1953. This union was blessed with a son and a daughter. A later marriage was to Rose Marie Childers Weber on July 1st, 1972, in Covington, Indiana.
He was a professional photographer, starting at a very young age. He worked with Jack Bond, traveling the State of Indiana, setting up different photo events. He moved to Covington, Indiana in 1954 and became affiliated with Williams Studio and began a long career in photography. Later when videography became available to the public, he was instrumental in incorporating this into his business, working weddings and different events. This also led him into selling the hardware associated with videography. He changed the name of his business to Williams Colorcraft and he and his wife Rose worked many hours in their business. They eventually began offering movie and video rental and he again found a new niche for his business opportunities.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter of turkeys and deer, and this led him to Switzerland County, a place he loved to hunt for the past 25 years. They purchased their farm near Mount Sterling on Tague Road and in 1988, moving into their new log home there. They opened Colorcraft Video in Vevay and Rising Sun in 1985 and continued the business until his death. They also began a new venture in April, 1989, opening From the Heart and Creative Images in Vevay, operating it until his death.
He loved to garden, raise flowers, hunting and fishing with his lifelong friends, Paul and Jean Ricketts, of Covington. He also enjoyed traveling the states of Louisiana and Texas with his fellow photographer Jack Bond.
He was a member of the Covington Lions Club, Kiwanis Club of Vevay, serving as president in 1990-1991 and serving as the chairman of the Children’s Christmas Party. He served on the board of the Vevay-Switzerland County Foundation for three years, the Professional Photographers of America, and the Professional Videographers of Indiana.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Childers Weber Harbert of Vevay; his son, William Houghton Harbert and wife Elizabeth of Henderson, Kentucky; his daughter, Jacquelyn A. Baker of Irving, Texas; his stepson, Richard D. Weber and wife Mary of Covington; his sister, Gloria Foster of Richmond; his brother, David Harbert and wife Ruth of Paducah, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Jason and Kimberly Harbert, Steven Harbert and Amanda Harbert; his great-grandchildren, Rachel, Dilan and Dalton Harbert; his step-grandchildrene, Aimee, Andrew and April Weber; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy C. Harbert on October 23rd, 1957; his mother, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Evans Harbert on June 5th, 1999; his first wife, Shielda Lockwood on January 13th, 1996; his brother, Donald Harbert on August 29th, 1996; his stepsister, Leona Mae Harbert on September 13th, 1980; and his stepbrother, George Thomas Harbert in 1943.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 29th, by Reverend Roger Parrott at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, October 28th, from 5-8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kiwanis Club of Vevay. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Ramona E. Malone

Ramona Evelyn (Noble) Malone, 75, of Vincennes, passed away Sunday, October 23rd, at Crestview, where she had been for two weeks.
She was born October 20th, 1930, in Rising Sun, in Ohio County, the daughter of Rex Armstrong Noble and Grace Mae Hostettler.
On October 21st, 1950, she married Edmund Stephen Malone of Switzerland County.
She was a lifelong member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ, Daughters of the American Revolution of Ohio County, Democrat Central Committee vice president of Ohio County, secretary of the Ohio County Highway Department, American Legion Auxiliary of Rising Sun, several sororities in Ohio County, and the Dixie Bee (Terre Haute) and Kyana (Kentucky) Holiday Rambler RV clubs.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Edmund S. Malone of Vincennes; her daughter, Paula J. Malone Lemons and spouse Gary Ray Lemons of Vincennes; her sons, Keith W. Malone of Vincennes and Scott W. Malone and spouse Kathy of Olney, Illinois; her grandchildren, James Matthew Rice and spouse Amy E. Wade Rice of Terre Haute, Andrew Stephen Rice of Vincennes, Ryan Matthew Malone Weibel of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, and Destiny Marie Malone of Harrison, Ohio; and her great-granddaughter, Grace Elizabeth Rice of Terre Haute.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her grandson, Rex Daniel Frey of Vincennes.
The funeral will be conducted through the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with arrangements also assisted in Vincennes by Gardner/Brockman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held today (Thursday) at 9 a.m. (slow time) at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ through Markland Funeral Home.

Jeffrey Schaub

Jeffrey F. Schaub, 46, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Wednesday, October 19th, at his home.
He was born January 31st, 1959, in Dover, New Hampshire, the son of Henry O. and Barbara Jean (Bacon) Schaub. He was a service technician for the Cincinnati Coin Laundry in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was an avid NASCAR fan.
On April 14th, 1979, he married Joanne Kelly, who survives.
Other survivors include his father, Henry O. “Patrick” Schaub of Texas; his son, Andrew Schaub of Lawrenceburg; his daughter, Anita Schaub of Covington, Kentucky; his brothers, John Schaub of Springfield, Massachusetts and Jim Schaub of Sierra Vista, Arizona; his sisters, Joan Bradley of Sacramento, California, Janis Rodriguez and Joyce Siana, both of Springfield; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rick and Carolyn McClellan of Tapps Ridge, near Vevay.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 24th, by Reverend Wayne Haun at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Kathryn Tucker

Kathryn Louise “Aunt Kate” Young Tucker, 82, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, October 25th, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Indiana.
She was born October 23rd, 1923, in North Madison, the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Naoma Mae (Hunter) Young, who both preceded her in death.
She was a 1941 graduate of North Madison High School. She resided in Madison all her life. She was a retired inserter with Reliance Electric Company in Madison for 30 years. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover. She enjoyed cooking, canning, and watching IU basketball, especially the women’s team. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many.
She was united in marriage to Glenn W. “Dempsy” Tucker, Sr., on June 7th, 1941, at the Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay. Unto this union three daughters and five sons arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn W. “Dempsy” Tucker, Sr., of Madison; her daughters, Patricia Turner and husband Leon of Hanover, Jo Ann Ward, Sr., and husband Edward of Madison, Kathy Jo and Michiel C. Brown of Lexington, Indiana; her sons, Glenn W. Tucker, Jr., of North Vernon, Dennis Michael Tucker of Canaan, James Lee Tucker of Tucson, Arizona, and Jerry Lynn Tucker of Saluda, Indiana; her brother, Thomas Jefferson Young, Jr., of Greencastle, Indiana and William Robert Young of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Gary Lee Tucker on July 2nd, 1951; her great-grandson, Eddie Ray Ward on October 9th, 1993; her sisters, Mary Roby and Martha Jane Young; and her brothers, Kenneth and Chester Young.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, October 28th, by Pastor Jeff Jones at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Thursday) from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Elizabeth Hatton

Elizabeth Hatton, 92, of Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, October 18th, at her home.
She was born December 6th, 1912, in Sedamsville, Ohio, the daughter of Fredick and Una (Ryle) Pape. Following the death of her parents she was raised by Lynn and Sally Stewart. She ran an antique shop out of her home for a while.
On February 28th, 1931, she married Roy Hatton, who died April 1st, 1999.
Survivors include her son, Robert Hatton and wife Nanette of Rising Sun; her daughter, Mary Ann Hufford and husband Carroll of Rising Sun; her granddaughters, Melanie Ronto and Natalie Kain; and her grandson, Mark Hufford; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, John Pape, Cornelius Pape and Ed Ryle.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 22nd, by Reverend Ken Sears at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Life Squad or the Rising Sun Fire Department.

Mark Demaree

Mark Thomas Demaree, 35, of Madison, passed away Friday, October 21st, at University Hospital in Louisville.
He was born July 17th, 1970, in Madison, the son of James Terry and Linda (Skelton) Demaree. He was a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was a mechanic for M&M Towing and Recovery and later worked as a dryer operator for Robus Leather. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Rachel Demaree and Chelsea Demaree, both of Madison; his son, Aaron Demaree of Madison; his parents, James Terry and Linda (Skelton) Demaree, of Madison; his fiancee, Missy Stancil of Madison; her children, Heidi and Cory, both of Madison; his sister, Angie Demaree of Madison; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He has several relatives in Switzerland County in the Moorefield area.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Lewis and Helen (Bishop) Demaree and Mackie and Evelyn (Scobee) Skelton.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, October 24th, by Pastor Nancy Harmon Chizmar at Vail-Holt Funeral Home, Madison Chapel. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.

Lois Sutton

Lois Sutton, 86, of Bear Branch Road, near Fairview, passed away Tuesday, October 25th, at Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
She was born March 2nd, 1919, in Guilford, Indiana, the daughter of Wesley and Lura (Kerr) Sullivan. Her mother passed away at an early age and her father later married Esther Thomas who helped raise her.
She was a retired cook for Aurora High School and later South Dearborn High School. She also worked at Seagram’s for a while before going to the schools. She was a member of Dearborn Baptist Church in Manchester, Indiana.
On July 6th, 1939, she married Kenneth Sutton in Lawrenceburg. He passed away June 21st, 2002.
Survivors include her son, Tom Sutton of Fairview; her ex-daughter-in-law, Cindy Sutton of Vevay; her brother, Earl Sullivan of Lawrenceburg; her granddaughters, Sally Jo Sutton and Nicole Sutton, both of Fairview; and her grandson, Dakota Sutton of Fairview.
Funeral services will be conducted at noon (slow time) Friday, October 28th, by Brother Darrell Sparks at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Aurora. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. (slow time) today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn Baptist Church.

Melvin Dunaway

Melvin Dunaway, 85, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Monday, October 24th, at Dillsboro Manor.
He was born April 4th, 1920, in Ohio County, the son of Emmett and Laura (Bevis) Dunaway. He was self-employed in construction and logging.
Survivors include his wife Martha (Hess) Dunaway, whom he married in 1940, of Lawrenceburg; his sons, Emmett “George” Dunaway and wife Goldie of Rising Sun and Donnie Dunaway and wife Shirley of Moores Hill; his daughters, Mary Jane Rice and husband Harry of Vevay, Barbara Dunaway of Aurora and Annette Lyon and friend James Miller of Rising Sun; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; his brother, Austin Dunaway of Patriot; his sisters, Wilma Houze of Vevay, Edith Mae Nowlin and Naomi Colen, both of Rising Sun.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. (slow time) in the Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in Cedar Hedge Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.