Obituaries for the week of 12/29/2005


Elizabeth J. Schwartz

Elizabeth J. (Wickey) Schwartz, 81, of 7958 North Scott’s Ridge Road, Canaan, passed away Tuesday, December 27th, at her home.
She was born March 11th, 1924, in Berne, Indiana, the daughter of Jake D. and Mary (Eicher) Wickey, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Berne and resided there until 1948.
She was united in marriage on November 15th, 1942, in Berne, to Samuel S. Schwartz. Unto this union seven sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home.
The family moved to Bowling Green, Missouri in 1948, residing there until 1978, when they moved to Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania. In 1988, they moved to the Canaan-Pleasant community and she resided there until her death. She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking and gardening. She was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry N. Schwartz and wife Marie of Bowling Green, Missouri, Jake N. Schwartz and wife Elizabeth of Canaan, Amos N. Schwartz and wife Rhoda of Salem, Missouri, Samuel N. Schwartz and wife Lydia of Hestand, Kentucky, and David N. Schwartz and wife Susie of Ohio; her daughter, Melinda N. Yoder and husband Chris of Bowling Green, Missouri; 50 grandchildren; 118 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Francis Carter of Ohio and Emma Lambright of Berne, Indiana; her brothers, Amos Wickey and Dave Wickey, both of Berne, Solomon Wickey of Auburn, Indiana, and Jerry Wickey of Bennington; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel S. Schwartz; her son, Daniel N. Schwartz; an infant stillborn son; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother, Jake Wickey; and her sisters, Mary J. Schwartz, Katie Girod and Becky Girod.
Funeral services will be conducted by Bishop Jerry Wickey at 9 a.m. Friday, December 30th, at the Jake N. Schwartz residence, Canaan. Burial will be in the Old Order Amish Cemetery in Canaan. Friends may call at the residence from 1-7 p.m. today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Sylvia Green

Sylvia (Wiseman) Green, 84, of Hanover, passed away Sunday, December 25th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born April 6th, 1921, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Willard and Cordia (Ellis) Wiseman. She retired in 1986 after several years at Dieken’s Bakery. She was a member of Hanover Baptist Church, the In as Much Circle of the King’s Daughters’ and was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
On November 12th, 1950, she married Carl F. Green, who passed away September 12th, 1998.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry W. Green and wife Christine of Madison and George Green and wife Rita of Hornersville, Missouri; her grandchildren, Lisa K. Green Firth, Samantha A. Green Taylor, Bryan D. Green, C. Joseph Green and Nicholas G. Green; her great-grandchildren, Bryan Douglas Green, Aries Green, Joel Green, Ethan Green and Rebakka Green; her step-granddaughter, Cheryl Earl; her step-great-grandchildren, Lane Earl and Savannah Earl; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Francis Edwin Green in 1941; her sister, Lula Brooks; and her brothers, Edwin, Stanley, Dilver and Clarence Wiseman.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, December 28th, by Reverend J. D. Traylor at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Hanover Chapel. Burial was in Rykers Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Cindy Monroe

Cindy Carol Monroe, 42, of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, December 24th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born November 1st, 1963, in Dearborn County, the daughter of Floyd and Audrey (Sheldon) Emery. She was a graduate of South Dearborn High School, Class of 1983, in Aurora and was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church.
She was a teacher’s aide for Children’s Corner in Rising Sun. She worked as a substitute teacher and aide at the Ohio County Elementary School. She had been a nurse’s aide at Dearborn County Hospital. She had worked as a receptionist for Weight Watchers at their Aurora, Milan and Rising Sun offices.
On July 2nd, 1983, she married Mark Monroe, who survives.
Other survivors include her son, Andrew Monroe of Rising Sun; her daughters, Mindy Monroe, Amy Monroe, and Chrissy Monroe, all of Rising Sun; her brother, Floyd Emery III of Coventry, Rhode Island; her sisters, Mary Kissell of Lawrenceburg, Carrie Bruns of Milan, and Barbie Lewis of Versailles; her father-in-law, Don Roy Monroe of Rising Sun; her mother-in-law, Helen Monroe of Rising Sun; and her brothers-in-law, David Monroe and Daniel Monroe, both of Rising Sun.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Ted Hamrick at Markland Funeral Home in Rising sun. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Geraldine Ayers

Geraldine Blanche (Fonda) Ayers, 85, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, December 27th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Margaret B. McKnight

Margaret B. (Park) McKnight, 91, Homosassa, Florida, formerly of Harrison, Ohio, passed away Saturday, December 24th.
Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Ann Read of Lecanto, Florida; her stepson, Richard McKnight of Downer’s Grove, Illinois; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her niece, Judy Kay (Park) McKee of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Switzerland County; her nephew, Larry Marshall Park of Madison, formerly of Switzerland County; her sister-in-law, Velma Park Ricketts of Vevay; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, U.D. McKnight; and her brother, Arthur Clay Park, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the John C. Brater Funeral Home in Harrison, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Citris County, Florida through the funeral home.