Obituaries for the week of 11/30/06


Aaron Hughes

Aaron Clayton Hughes, 31, of Goshen, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, November 25th, in Goshen.
He was born July 7th, 1975, in Madison, the son of Nathan Eugene Hughes and Sandy Kay (Wainscott) Tingle. He was raised in Vevay and was a 1994 graduate of Switzerland County High School. He was employed with Wiesmann’s Log Homes before entering the U.S. Marine Corps in August, 1995. He was a recruiter in Bowling Green, Kentucky, from 2000 until he was honorably discharged in January of 2004. He served in the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War.
He was employed as a furnace operator with Gallatin Steel from April, 2002, until his death. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson motorcycle, sporting clays, target shooting, golf, softball and basketball. He was a loving father, brother and son. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay Assembly.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Jeane Hughes of Goshen; his daughters, Kodi Hughes of Goshen, Aalyeah Mary Jo Hughes of Goshen; his son, Aaron Clayton Hughes II of Goshen; his stepdaughter, Tiffany Morgan Brooks of Goshen; his father and stepmother, Nathan and Donna Hughes of Vevay; his mother and stepfather, Sandy and Freddie Tingle of Madison; his brothers, Wade Hughes and wife Amy of Vevay and Nelson Hughes of Vevay; his sister, Keisha Morton and husband Brian of Vevay; his aunt, Iretta Wainscott of Vevay; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Theodore “Ted” and Mary Jo Hughes; Noah and Willena Wainscott; and Bill and Callie Keesee.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 29th, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund for Aaron Hughes’ Children. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Louis Carroll O’Day

Louis Carroll O’Day, 61, of Lexington, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, November 22nd, at his home.
He was born June 15th, 1945, on Indian Creek in Switzerland County, the son of Emerson Leon and Mae Louise (Ackerman) O’Day. He was a 1964 graduate of Vevay High School and had served in the U.S. Army.
He was united in marriage to Marilyn Perry on July 14th, 2001, at the Milton Baptist Church.
He had resided in Jefferson County the past 30 years and had worked in the auto sales industry for over 30 years. He worked for many years for Craig Buick Pontiac in Madison as well as several other auto sales companies. He was currently working for Field Star Gas Company. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police “Stacks of Power” Lodge in Madison. He was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed football, the outdoors and working in his yard. He was a faithful member of the Hanover United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn (Perry) O’Day of Lexington; his son, Michael O’Day of Clearwater, Florida; his daughter, Diane Yilmaz and husband Cenk of Naples, Florida; his sister, Janet Weber and husband Walt of Madison; his grandchildren, Jessica, Emily, Illas and Cuynet; his nephew, Shane Skirvin; and several other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Emerson Leon O’Day on April 18th, 1976; his mother, Mae Louise (Ackerman) O’Day on January 20th, 2000; and his stepson, Shane Taylor.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, November 26th, by Reverend Vickie Perkins at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Private burial services were held Monday, November 27th, with burial in Vevay Cemetery. A flag presentation was conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover United Methodist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Larry Detmer

Larry Eugene Detmer, 53, of Bangkok, Thailand, passed away Wednesday, November 15th, in Bangkok.
He was born June 2nd, 1953, in Cincinnati, the son of Lawrence C. and Olive M. (Bovard) Detmer. He was a graduate of North Dearborn High School, Class of 1971. He was an operations manager for Smartrac Industries in Bangkok.
Survivors include his wife, Porn Pen “Nook” Detmer; his mother, Olive Detmer; his son, Nicholas Detmer; his daughter, Morgan Detmer; his brother, Gary Detmer and wife Diane of Harrison, Ohio; his nieces, Angela Detmer and Nicole Detmer; and several relatives in Switzerland County.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Detmer; and his grandparents, Walter and Mildred Detmer and Warren and Rachel Bovard.
Funeral services were held in Bangkok Saturday, November 18th through Tuesday, November 21st. A gathering of family and friends in memory of Larry Detmer will be held Friday, December 1st, at 6 p.m. in the VFW Hall, 9061 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Kittle

James Marion Kittle, 63, of Rising Sun, passed away Friday, November 24th, at his home.
He was born September 19th, 1943, in Ohio County, the son of Walter S. and Mildred H. (Hizer) Kittle. He attended Ohio County schools. He was an iron worker for Local 372 in Cincinnati. He was a member of the Hartford Masonic Lodge No. 151.
On January 5th, 1963, he married Faye Cooley.
Survivors include his sons, Jimmy Kittle and Jeff Kittle, both of Rising Sun; his daughter, Mary Wallick and husband Norman of Rising Sun; his brother, David Kittle of Rising Sun; his sisters, Helen Bennett of Patriot, Betty Gridley of Rising Sun and Jean Lane of Columbus, Ohio; his grandchildren, Lee Ann Morris, Norman “Bub” Wallick, Gage Kittle, Kaden Kittle, McKenzie Kittle, Kendall Kittle, and Jaymie Lynn Kittle; and his great-grandchildren, Caydence and Caitlynn Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Robin Kittle.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, November 28th, by Reverend Ken Sears at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Rick Cole

Rupert “Rick” Cole, 83, of Fort Collins, Colorado, formerly of Silvis, Illinois, passed away Friday, November 3rd, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born December 26th,, 1922, in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Stacy C. and Alice B. (Graham) Cole. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. In his early years, he loved fishing, hunting and playing pool and was also a chiropractor after graduating from Palmer School of Chiropractic, Davenport. He later sold cars, but found a passion for real estate and for many years owned his own business, Rick Cole Real Estate.
He was a loyal member of the Elks Club. Later in his life his favorite past time was playing poker. He was a pro, and played up until his last days. He was a devoted husband and father and loved to be near his children. He will be deeply and sadly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Georgia (Andon) Cole of Fort Collins, whom he married in Indianapolis; his daughters and sons, Dianne and Michael Lynch of Colorado, Duane and Jeanne of Colorado, Brook Weaver of Colorado, Mary Cole of Colorado, Jude and Lori Cole of California, and Christy and Michael Bertrand of Nevada; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant children, Rupert Joel, Ann Alice, and John Patrick.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 8th, at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County, Fort Collins, Colorado.