Obituaries for the week of 2/9/2006


Vincent Janes

Vincent Coleman “Vince” Janes, 79, of Madison, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Saturday, February 4th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born June 7th, 1926, in Jefferson County, the son of Oliver Perry and Nadine (Coleman) Janes, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Madison and graduated from Madison High School in 1944. He was a 1955 graduate of Ohio State University.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army October 5th, 1943, rising to the rank of Private First Class. He served in World War II in the 501st Bomb Gp 485th Squadron. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged August 27th, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
He was employed as a salesman for Allied Chemicals in Michigan for several years. He sold real estate for Walter Troutman in Montego Bay, Jamaica. During the 1960’s he ran for Indiana State Representative. He owned the J&R Ranch near Bennington, which is now known as Camp Livingston. He managed the stables for the Brown County State Park and McCormick’s Creek in Nashville, Indiana and for the Clifty Falls State Park in Madison. He was a member of the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church in Madison and Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969.
Survivors include his son, Toby Goodpaster and wife Patsy of Marion, Indiana; his daughters, Cheryl Janes of Phoenix, Arizona, Julia Hazeldean and husband Howard of Vevay, Tina Mata and husband Tom of Anaheim, California, and Kate Nicole Adair Janes of Ashland, Wisconsin; his grandson, Brant Langston Bryant of New York, New York; his brother, Larry Curtis Janes of Vevay; and several other grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Janes; his granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Hazeldean; and his brother, Russell Janes.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 7th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison Wednesday, February 8th, with full military rites conducted at the graveside by the Honor Guard of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or Riley Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Ruby Morgan

Ruby (Woodfill) Morgan, 89, passed away at her home in South Pasadena, California, in the presence of family Monday, January 9th. She formerly resided in Switzerland County and was a graduate of Vevay High School.
She was born in Vevay, July 28th, 1916, the daughter of Gam and Julia Woodfill. After high school she became a registered nurse and worked in Lawrenceburg before becoming a U.S. Navy nurse during World War II.
Her duty led her to Terminal Island in Long Beach, California, where she met and married Walter Morgan on September 21st, 1945. They soon moved to South Pasadenaa where she lived for almost 60 years. As a registered nurse she worked at the Pasadena Community Hospital for 20 years and served as director of nurses for many years.
She and her husband were members of the South Pasadena United Methodist Church, and she was a member until her passing, close to 60 years. Her church was important to her and she participated in Bible studies and various women’s groups.
She was a longtime subscriber to the South Pasadena Review and was very familiar with the issues in her community. She paid particular attention to the employment section one day and pointed out a job that she thought her grandson would be interested in. He was, and was soon hired by the company.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Barral; her son, Ed Morgan and wife Darlene; her granddaughter, Natalie Barral; her grandson, Nick Barral and wife Tira; her great-grandson, William Barral; and several nieces and nephews.
A service was held Thursday, January 12th, at Rose Hills in Whittier, California. Family and close friends attended the service, followed by a reception at her daughter’s home. She was buried Monday, January 16th, during a private ceremony at Rose Hills. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Huntington Memorial Hospital Trauma Center, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91109.

Mary Henderson

Mary Ellen Henderson, 84, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay Monday, February 6th.
She was born September 22nd, 1921, in Ohio County, the daughter of Daniel and Nellie (Shannon) Bevis. She worked for SIEOC for over 20 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Rising Sun Wesleyan Church.
She was married to Sherman Henderson on July 25th, 1938. He preceded her in death on February 27th, 1990.
Survivors include her sons, Sherman Henderson of Michigan, Daniel Henderson of Rising Sun, James Henderson of Lawrenceburg, and Herbert Henderson of Indianapolis; her daughters, Ruth Huntington of Aurora, Mary Evelyn Duckworth of Patriot, Dorothy Ellis of Vevay, and Lena Henderson of Aurora; and numerous grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 10th, at 1 p.m. in the Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun . Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activity Fund at Swiss Villa or to the charity of the donor’s choice.