Obituaries for the week of 11/3/2005


Clyde E. Given

Clyde E. Given, 100, of Oldenburg, formerly of Florence, passed away Wednesday, October 26th, at The Waters of Batesville.
He was born July 31st, 1905, in Florence, the son of Frank and Flora (Knaus) Given. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a factory worker for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for 35 years before retiring. He was a member of the Batesville Golden Citizens Club and the Seagram’s Retired Employees Association.
On August 25th, 1945, in Cincinnati, he married Marion Asher, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter, Sally Raver of Batesville; and his granddaughter, Gina Niese of Kearney, Nebraska.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Given.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, October 29th, by Reverend Jeremy Russell at Weigel Funeral Home in Batesville. Visitation was held later Saturday at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Graveside services followed with burial in Vevay Cemetery with Reverend Ronald Sandidge officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrenceburg.

Rev. Garrett Bledsoe

Reverend Garrett Lee Bledsoe, 80, of Otisco, Indiana, passed away Friday, October 28th, at Caritas Medical Center in Louisville.
He was a native of Martin County, Indiana and was a World War II Army Air Force veteran. He was a minister, having served at Spring Branch Baptist Church and River View Baptist Church in Switzerland County. He was a retired plumber and licensed auctioneer.
Survivors include his wife, Nelda Burd Bledsoe; his sons, Garry and John Mark Bledsoe, both of Charlestown; his daughter, Westa Goodwin of Charlestown; his brother, Donald J. Bledsoe of French Lick; his sister, Charlene Wininger of Paoli, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 1st, at the First Baptist Church in Charlestown. Burial was in the Charlestown Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by VFW Post 1427 and American Legion Post 335. Grayson Funeral Home of Charlestown was in charge of arrangements.

Marcia Leep

Marcia Gretchen “Marcy” Leep, 49, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, formerly of Vevay, passed away Sunday, October 23rd, in New Bedford, three days after her 49th birthday. During her illness from cancer she resided with her sister Bonnie Ramos and husband Dave who cared for her.
She was born October 20th, 1956, in King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, the daughter of Gary and Hilda Leep. She and her family formerly resided in Switzerland County. She was an employee of the YMCA in New Bedford for nearly 25 years.
She is survived by her mother, Hilda Leep of Wareham, Massachusetts; her brother, Mike; her sisters, Bonnie, Robin and Jessica; several nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins, some residing in Switzerland County.
She was preceded by her father, Gary Leep in 1983; and her paternal grandparents, Sam and Sally Leap.
Following funeral services Thursday, October 27th, in New Bedford she was laid to rest next to her father in a cemetery in Westport, Massachusetts, that her great-great-grandfather purchased in 1873.
Relatives and friends may send condolences to her mother, Hilda Leep, 57 Sandwich Road, Apt. 56, Wareham, MA 02571-1664.