Obituaries for the week of 12/22/2005


David Sandlin

David Sandlin, 71, of East Enterprise, passed away Tuesday, December 13th, at his home.
He was born Thursday, October 4th, 1934, in Clay, Kentucky, the son of George and Ida (Simms) Sandlin, who both preceded him in death. He formerly owned S & S Grocery in East Enterprise for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sandlin of Vevay; his sons, Kenneth Sandlin of East Enterprise, James Sandlin, John Sandlin, Tony Sandlin, and Raymond Sandlin; his brothers, Ted Sandlin, Daniel Sandlin, Billy Sandlin and Ferris Sandlin; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 17th, at Ulrich Filter Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lawrenceburg.

Loren L. Jividen

Loren L. Jividen, 80, of Long Run Road, near Vevay, passed away Friday, December 16th, at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio.
He was born October 31st, 1925, in Vevay, the son of Chester and Annie (Croxton) Jividen, who both preceded him in death. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on December 14th, 1943, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, rising to the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, serving the 27th Engineer Construction Battalion during World War II. He served in the battles and campaigns to liberate New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He was honorably discharged on February 1st, 1946, from Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Medal.
He was united in marriage to Aldean Scott on September 18th, 1950, in Lawrenceburg. Unto this union three daughters and one son arrived to bless their home.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army again on April 29th, 1949, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on October 31st, 1952.
He was raised in Switzerland County and resided the past 42 years in Hamilton, Ohio and then near Vevay. He was employed for over 40 years as a materials handler with Mobile Chemical Company, now Albright-Wilson Chemical Company, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He worked earlier in life for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Distillers in Lawrenceburg. He was raised and baptized in the Union Baptist Church in Lamb. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, bird watching, and tinkering with mechanics.
Survivors include his wife, Aldean Scott Jividen of Vevay; his son, Jeffrey Jividen of Vevay; his daughters, Gloria Baker of Okeana, Ohio, Cynthia Jones of Hamilton, Ohio, and Anita Rabe and husband Bobby of Vevay; his grandchildren, Jon, Joseph, Gina, Scottie, Lindsay and Whitney; and his great-grandson, Logan.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 21st, by Brother Leon Peelman at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with a flag presentation at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Irene V. Swanson

Irene V. Swanson, 76, of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday, December 18th, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
She was born July 29th, 1929, in Casey County, Kentucky, the daughter of James O. and Lola E. (Allen) Buck, Sr. She was a homemaker. She also worked for Aurora Casket Company in the interior department, for the canning factory in Rising Sun, and as a waitress.
On June 18th, 1949, she married Kenneth Swanson, who survives.
Other survivors include her sons, Kenneth Swanson and wife Annette of Batesville, Reynold Swanson and wife Cheryl of Maysfield, Ohio, and Mark Swanson and wife Kim of Rising Sun; her daughters, Yvonne Walton and husband Gary, Yolanda White and husband Bobby, and Yetta Keith and husband Rusty, all of Rising Sun; her brothers, James Buck, Jr., of Dillsboro and Lowell Buck of Greendale; her sisters, Charlotte Oatman of Aurora, Euzella Duff of Brooksville, Florida, and Lucille Burton of Liberty, Kentucky; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Arthur Buck and Garrett Buck; her sister, Helen Padella; and her grandson, Reynold D. Swanson, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Nathaniel Simpson at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Mary Alice Clark

Mary Alice Clark, 82, of Aubuquerque, New Mexico, passed away Tuesday, December 6th.
She was born March 6th, 1923, on Dry Fork, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Harley and Jane Reed. She was the youngest of three children. She grew up on the family farm in and graduated from Vevay High School in 1941.
On March 6th, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, Ethol Burton Clark, who preceded her in death in 1988.
She moved to Albuquerque with her husband and four children in 1958, where she made a home for her family who were her pride and joy. Through the years she was able to watch her children grow. She watched their accomplishments as they became husbands, wives, mothers and fathers. She enjoyed her friends in TOPS as well as her neighbors. When her grandchildren were little, she enjoyed baking cookies with them as well as attending school functions. Her trip to Hawaii with her husband and a cruise to Alaska with her daughter and son-in-law were the joys of her life.
She is survived by her daughters, Alice Faye and husband Jim Koepke, Judith Ann and husband Tom Koepke, and Nita and husband Kenneth Mayhugh, all of Albuquerque; her son, Charles Burton and wife, Darla Clark of Owasso, Oklahoma; her grandchildren, Tammy and husband, Neil Herreid of Brighton, Colorado, Deborah and husband, Aaron Alberti, Cherity Koepke, Donald and wife, Desiree Koepke, all of Albuquerque, Shannon and husband, Jason Bartlett of Chandler, Arizona; and Jason and Brittany Clark of Owasso; and three great grandchildren, Dominic, Gabrielle and Jonathan Alberti.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Olive Matthews Holt; and her brother, Charles Reed.
A memorial service was held Saturday, December 10th, at French Mortuary, Wyoming Boulevard Chapel in Albuquerque with Pastor Lem Boyles and Pastor John Heffelfinger officiating. In lieu of flowers, her family would prefer that she be remembered through donations to Vista Care Hospice, 5201 Venice Northeast, Suites A & B, Albuquerque, NM 87113.