Obituaries for the week of 3/10/05

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Martha C. Robinson

Martha C. (Searcy) Robinson, 83, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away Monday, March 7th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison following an extended illness.
She was born September 25th, 1921, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the daughter of Oliver P. and Pearl (Searcy) Searcy. She was a graduate of Midway Junior College in Midway, Kentucky.
She was united in marriage to Dean Ward Robinson on April 1st, 1949, in Bedford, Kentucky. She resided in Madison for 20 years, working at Madison State Hospital for several years. She later worked at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay.
The Robinsons moved to Switzerland County and she became the administrator of Camp Livingston near Fairview where she served from 1971 to 1979. They moved to Vevay, living on Main Street for 10 years.
She enjoyed sewing, fishing, playing euchre, watching UK basketball and being “Nan” to everyone. She had been in ill health for several years. She was a member of the White’s Run Christian Church in Carroll County.
Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Clark and husband Arthur of Madison, Marsha Mundt and husband Don of Hanover, Pam Peters and husband Jerry of Vevay, and Carol Park and husband Robert of Madison; her son, Michael Robinson and wife Cindy of Deputy; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Olive Searcy of Madison, Willetta Searcy, Alice Searcy and Shirley Searcy, all of Carrollton, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean Ward Robinson on November 2nd, 2002; her granddaughter, Robin Renee Peters in 1972; her great-grandson, Eric Clark; her brothers, Clifford, Richard, Raymond, Roy, Thomas Harold and Harry Douglas Searcy; and her sisters, Eloise and Pauline Searcy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Brother Bob Hicks at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital or the Jefferson County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Dwight H. Shadday

Dwight H. Shadday, 75, of Vevay, passed away Saturday, March 5th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born May 17th, 1929, in Bennington, the son of Julian and Jeanette (Konkle) Shadday. He attended Vevay High School and was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1951, serving in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1953, returning home to Vevay.
He was united in marriage December 27th, 1959, to Ruth A. Hinman at the Bennington United Methodist Church.
He was employed by the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and Madison on January 6th, 1960, working in maintenance repair. He retired December 15th, 1999, as a maintenance supervisor with 39 years of service with the shoe factory. He also was a farmer, helping lots of local farmers with tobacco and other jobs on the farm.
He was an auto body repairman, working for several shops in Madison and Vevay. He also painted cars on the side at his home in Vevay. He enjoyed fishing in his spare time as well as hunting. He always enjoyed tinkering on things and helping people. He always had a smile on his face and was always on the go.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth A. (Hinman) Shadday of Vevay; his niece whom he helped raise, Tandra Hinman of Virginia; his brother, Bill Shadday and wife Doris of Madison; his sister, Mary Jo Brown of Vevay; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul Vernon of Madison, Chuck Manuel of Bennington, Alice Hinman of Versailles, Ohio, Leo Hammond of Florence, and Vicky Hinman of Florence; his aunt, Juanita Brindley of Seymour; his uncle, Ernie Konkle of Vevay; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Julian Shadday on February 2nd, 1988; his mother, Jeanette (Konkle) Shadday on June 17th, 1976; his sisters, Freda Coy in March, 1983, Delores Shadday, and Lavonue Bonnie Vernon on September 18th, 2000; and his brother, Robert Earl Shadday.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 9th, by Reverends Howard Wade and Tom Rogers at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ethel Mae Turner

Ethel Mae (Wiley) Turner, 92, of Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, March 8th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born December 6th, 1912, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Benjamin and Minnie (Pickett) Wiley. She was a graduate of Vevay High School Class of 1931 and was a homemaker.
On September 14th, 1937, she married Ira Turner, who died January 24th, 2002.
Survivors include her son, Wade Turner and wife Jan of Rising Sun; her grandson, Eddie Turner of Rising Sun; and her granddaughter, Lori Turner of Rising Sun.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Otho Wiley.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Ron Whitten at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Thursday) from 11 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Life Squad or the Rising Sun Fire Department.

Ethel Peak

Ethel Peak, 95, of Rising Sun, passed away Monday, March 7th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born April 22nd, 1909, in Switzerland County, the daughter of John and Pearl (Cochran) Buchanan. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church. She retired from Whitlock Chair Company in 1974.
Survivors include her daughters, Betty Taylor and husband Fred and Peggy Turner and husband Frank, all of Rising Sun; her sister, Anna Powell of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Douglas and Brian Taylor, Kristy Cook and Dale Turner; her great-grandchildren, Mitch, Kelli, and Kyle Taylor, Darci and Shelby Taylor, Kayley Weaver and Peighton Keith, Brandon and Brent Turner; and her great-great-grandson, Adam Byrd.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Henry in 1955; and her husband, Clifton Peak in 1981.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 11th, at Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Community Foundation Scholarship.

Charles Edward “Bill” Adams

Charles Edward “Bill” Adams, 77, of near Brooksburg, passed away Wednesday, March 2nd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born September 17th, 1927, in Wheaton, Illinois. He was raised in the Brooksburg community where he had spent most of his life. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on April 2nd, 1945, rising to the rank of Seaman First Class. He served during World War II and was honorably discharged on August 26th, 1946. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the American Area Campaign Medal.
He was united in marriage on September 28th, 1951, in Madison, to Patsy Lou Green. This union was blessed with two sons.
He was a master carpenter and furniture maker all his life. He worked early in life as an auto body repairman for Middleton’s Garage in Vevay . He also worked at Perk’s Garage in Madison and Standerford’s Ford Garage in Madison. He began a career as a welder for Williamson Heater in Madison. He also helped his mother with Heath’s Grocery and General Store in Brooksburg from 1988 to 1998.
He was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church, Vevay American Legion Post 185, and Vevay VFW Post 5396. In his spare time he enjoyed golf.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Lou (Green) Adams of near Brooksburg; his sons, Charles N. Adams of Brooksburg and Douglas W. Adams and wife Fran of Bordentown, New Jersey; his grandchildren, Sarah Lin Adams and Nathan Travis Adams; his step-grandchildren, David and Randall Stevenson; his great-grandchild, Logen Chase Cassidy; five step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Adams in 1937; his mother, Louise (Lanham) Adams Heath on March 4th, 1998; his stepfather, Clyde Heath on February 26th, 1967; his brother, James Heath on February 6th, 1970; his stepbrothers, Carroll E. “Boo” Heath on August 21st, 1999, Everett and Ralph Heath; and his sister, Mary Virginia Giesler. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 6th, by Reverend Ron Mundy at the Brooksburg Baptist Church. Military honors were conducted Saturday, March 5th, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Juanita Graves Pratt

Juanita Graves Pratt, 85, of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday, March 6th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born June 22nd, 1919, in Patriot, the daughter of Grover and Emma (Kennedy) Chapman. She was a retired bus driver for Patriot Schools. She also worked for Dearborn County Hospital in the dietary and pharmacy departments for 15 years. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.
On February 2nd, 1935, she married Hansell Graves, who died July 28th, 1968. In 1970, she married Arnold Pratt, who died in 1974.
Survivors include her son, Lynn Graves and wife Debbie of Rising Sun; her daughter, Saundra Peters and husband Eddie of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Glenda Armstrong in 1977 and Diane Romans in 1994; and her brother, Ralph Chapman.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 9th, by Brother Don Campbell at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Life Squad or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mildred “Millie” Miller

Mildred “Millie” (Rayles) Miller, 88, of Rising Sun, formerly of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, March 8th, at The Waters of Rising Sun. She had been in ill health for several years.
She was born January 4th, 1917, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Earl E. and Lula E. (McCreary) Rayles. She resided in Switzerland County nearly all her life until April, 1999, when she moved to the nursing home.
She was united in marriage to Frank E. Hudson and one daughter came to bless this home. She was later married on March 31st, 1940, in Ohio County to Earl L. Miller. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home.
She worked at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay for several years. She worked early in life for Ma Burnett’s Diner on Main Street in Vevay for several years and then at the old Swiss Inn for many years. She worked at the Pub in Vevay and retired from the Straw Hat bar in Vevay.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, word searches, watching the birds and squirrels and socializing. She always enjoyed a good party. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary and Vevay VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary. She attended Switzerland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Audrey Scudder and friend, Kenny McClurg of Rising Sun; her son, Randall Miller and wife Frances of Vevay; her sister, Joy Gregory and husband Buster of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Bernita and Eddy Craig, Rena Scudder, Lavonda and Keith Walston, Bobby and Pamela Scudder, Andie Scudder, and Eric and Lisa Miller; her great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Christy, Ashley, Tyler, Taylor, Tanner, Joey, Sara, Heather and David; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl E. Rayles on May 11th, 1973; her mother, Lula E. (McCreary) Rayles on July 12th, 1977; her first husband, Frank E. Hudson in December, 1982; her second husband, Earl L. Miller on January 12th, 1967; her son-in-law, James W. Scudder on December 26th, 1980; her brothers, Everett N. Rayles in 1919, Donald C. “Duck” Rayles on September 12th, 1995; her sister, Sally Lockwood; her granddaughters, Lisa Faye and Andrea Carol Scudder; and her great-granddaughter, Andrea Darlene Lyons.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time. Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by the Auxiliaries of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hannah Klein Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.