Obituaries for the week of 10/5/06


Janet Weyrich

Janet L. (Stephenson) Weyrich, 80, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, October 3rd, at Crestview Manor in Dayton, Ohio.

Funeral arrangements were pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay at press time. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Milli Marks

Mildred A. “Milli” Marks, 90, of Union, Kentucky, formerly of Patriot, passed away Tuesday, September 26th, at her home in Union.

She was born December 21st, 1915, in Buffalo, New York, the daughter of Alexander and Marya (Cicslinski) Michalski. She was the Chief Tax Accountant for the County of Erie, Buffalo, New York. She was a former vice chair and member of the Selective Service Board, member of Erie County Assessor’s Association, secretary of the Eric County Advisory Board of Recreation for the Elderly, member of H.I.A.S. senior group, member of Rising Sun Kiwanis Club, Concord Community Church, Kitchen Bouquet Band, and the Red Hat Society.

She was a member of Infant of Prague Church in Buffalo, New York, served as a Eucharistic Minister in the Infant of Prague Roman Catholic Church in Cheektowaga, New York, and was a former coordinator of the Healing Services for the Road to Emmaus Prayer Group. She was a Holy Spirit inspired poet who was published multiple times by the International Society of Poets from 1995-1999. She also had a theatrical side, playing an active part in the Lancaster Opera House productions from 1990-2001.

On June 25th, 1934, she married Henry Marks, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Maria E. Hardy of Union, Kentucky; her daughter-in-law, Rita L. Marks; and her grandsons, David H. Marks and Douglas H. Marks, all of Long Island, New York.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Harvey H. Marks; and her son-in-law, Albert L. Hardy, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aurora Friday, September 29th, at 1 p.m., with Father Chris Craig officiating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga, New York. Friends may call Friday, September 29th, from 10 a.m. to noon at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to Shout Assembly School of Bible Studies, St. Elizabeth Hospice, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Raymond Sanders

Raymond Gene Sanders, 60, of Tague Road, near Vevay, passed away Friday, September 29th, at his home.

He was born November 23rd, 1945, in Louisville, the son of Ralph Robinson and Lucille (Hambaugh) Sanders, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Louisville.

On October 1st, 1962, in Jeffersonville, he married Anna D. Lock. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

He was a former supervisor and production manager for Randall Textron, Inc., in Vevay for 20 years, until the plant closed in 1995. He was a custodian for the Switzerland County School Corporation at Switzerland County High School from 1996 until his death. He enjoyed fishing, remodeling and working in his yard in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, Anna D. Sanders of Vevay; his son, Larry Sanders and wife Cathy of Vevay; his daughter, Tammy Sanders of Vevay; his grandchildren, Floyd McEntire, Jr., Amie Jo Skirvin, and Tyler Sanders; his great-grandchildren, David Skirvin, Jr., and Katelynn Ann McEntire; his brothers, Alvin Sanders of Louisville and Donnie Sanders of Warsaw, Kentucky; his sisters, LaVerne Evans of Carrollton, Kentucky and Louise Whittaker of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Bertha Massie.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 3rd, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn County Hospice or the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Shirley Bolton

Shirley (McClure) Bolton, 69, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, September 26th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born February 21st, 1937, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Jessie James and Mae (Goodie) McClure, who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards and games. She resided in Lawrenceburg the past 10 years and in Vevay prior to that.

Survivors include her husband, James C. Bolton of Lawrenceburg; her daughters, Janice Williams and husband Kelly of Cincinnati and Diana Shaffer and husband Ronnie of Vevay; her son, Steve Younger and wife Vivian of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; her stepdaughter, Carol Souder of Batavia, Ohio; her stepsons, Billy Bolton of Madison, Jeffery Bolton of Cincinnati, and Donald Bolton of Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Ethal McClure and Ruby McClure, both of Orlando, Florida; and her brother, Donald McClure of Atlanta, Georgia.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Vernon and Viril McClure; her sisters, Bonnie McClure and Betty Peanman; and her stepson, Joe Bolton.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, September 29th, by Brother Bob Morgan at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Edwin Cohen

Edwin Walter Anthony Bartholomew Cohen, 57, of Vevay, passed away Friday, September 29th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born June 8th, 1949, in Cincinnati, the son of Walter and Lois (Campbell) Cohen. He was raised in Cincinnati and was a 1967 graduate of Elder High School. After college he was inducted into the U.S. Army March 29th, 1969, rising to the rank of private of the HHC 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. He served his country during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Marksman Rifle M-14, Expert Grenade and Expert Rifle M-16. He was honorably discharged June 7th, 1971, at Fort Riley.

He was united in marriage July 16th, 1972, in Peoria, Illinois, to Melinda West. Unto this union three daughters arrived to bless their home. A later marriage in February, 1983, was to Juanita Fore in Cincinnati. A son arrived to bless their home.

He was a cook for the Jimmy Anderson Family Catering business in Cincinnati for 10 years. After moving to Switzerland County he was a brick layer for three years until he became disabled due to ill health. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Cincinnati and the American Legion in Cincinnati. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and the Jeff Gordon racing team, the Cincinnati Bengals, his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters, Becki Cohen and companion Troy Mattke of Vevay, Jodi Bolden and companion Matthew Beach of Vevay, and Jamie Cohen and companion Charles Thee of Patriot; his son, Jason Cohen and companion Heather Anderson of Vevay; his stepdaughters, Maggie Mullins of Vevay and Allison Bradford of Vevay; his grandchildren, Gaige Cohen, Caeson Cohen, Taylor Cohen, and Garret Thee; his step-grandchildren, Hannah Hamlin, Patrick Baden, Arionna Garcia, and Kehlianna Garcia; his brother, Tim Cohen of Cincinnati; his sister, Sandra Crouse of Cincinnati; several nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois (Campbell) Cohen; his grandson, Troy Wallace; his brother, Daniel Cohen; his father-in-law, James West; and his special friend, Gary Bradford.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 4th, by Brother Joseph Lamson, Jr., at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Military rites were conducted Wednesday by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at