Obituaries for the week of 3/16/2006

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Kenneth Russell, Jr.

Kenneth Lee “Swenny” Russell, Jr., 20, of Bennington, passed away Saturday, March 11th, as the result of a fire at his home.

He was born May 22nd, 1985, in Madison, the son of Kenneth Lee Russell, Sr., and Rhonda Sue (Smith) Bostic. He was employed the past two years at Fletcher Feed Mill in Bear Branch and Rising Sun. He had recently enlisted in the U.S. Army. He also worked in tobacco for local farmers. He was also employed by Gosman Pole Barns in Madison. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and hanging out with his buddies. He enjoyed getting together with his buddies and killing hogs and rendering the lard. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include his father, Kenneth Lee Russell, Jr., of Vevay; his mother, Rhonda Sue Bostic of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; his stepmother, Bonnie Russell of Madison; his sisters, Kimberly Bear of Madison, Crystal Russell of Vevay, Chasity Bostic of Floyds Knobs, Merlonda Stewart of Floyds Knobs, and Rebecca Justice of Madison; his brother, James Bostic of Floyds Knobs; his grandmother, Evangeline Hazelip of Taylorsville, Kentucky; his grandparents, Betty and Rick Smith of Vevay; his nieces, McCayla and Kimberly; his nephews, Christian and Jessie; several aunts and uncles; his special aunt and uncle, Sherman and Sheila Alcorn; his best friend, Elijah Van Norstran of Bennington; and his great-aunts, Betty Bovard of Bennington and Dorothy Rowlett of Vevay.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Kenneth A. Russell and Leland R. “Dick” West.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverends Hobert Byrd and David Woosley at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ella E. Slover

Ella E. (Keener) Slover, 102, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, March 14th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born August 7th, 1903, in Reading, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Wilson A. and Esther A. (Bertram) Keener, who both preceded her in death. She graduated high school in Hopewell, Virginia, and went on to further her education in business.

She was united in marriage in 1926, to Charles F. Slover. Unto this union a son arrived to bless their home.

She was employed as a payroll clerk for the DuPont chemical Company in Kearny, New Jersey. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania. She was a 50-year member of the Women’s Club in Strausstown, Pennsylvania. She resided in Madison and Vevay the past 27 years.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Slover in 1969; her sisters, Eva Keener and LaRue Gerhart; and her brothers, Claude Bertram Keener and William Keener.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Pamela Thiede at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18th, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in St. Paul United Church of Christ Cemetery in New Schaefferstown. Friends may call from 12:30 until service time Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund or United Fund of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Aaron Burnell

Aaron Lee Charles Burnell, 19, of Fishing Worm Ridge, Vevay, passed away Friday, March 10th, on Bethel Ridge, near Florence, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born June 18th, 1986, in Indianapolis, and was raised by his grandparents, Larry and Janet (Pickett) Mundy. He was a senior at Switzerland County High School and had resided in Vevay the past 11 years. He was a former resident of Anderson for nine years. He enjoyed basketball, paintball, and fishing, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his friends.

Survivors include his grandparents, Janet and Larry Mundy of Vevay, who raised him; his sister, Amber Burnell of Muncie; his half brother, Elisha Henson of Versailles; his half sister, Kayla Huff of Fortville, Indiana; his grandma, Jean Huff of Fairmount, Indiana; his special great-uncle, Ed Pickett of Monrovia, Indiana; his uncles and aunts, Greg and Stephanie Burnell of Sheridan, Indiana, Matt and Stacey Burnell of Anderson, and Joseph Huff of Gas City, Indiana; his mother, Sally Burnell of Versailles; his father, Kevin Huff of Fortville, Indiana; several cousins and many friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Rick Daugherty Tuesday, March 14th, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 15th, with burial in Spencer Cemetery in Sheridan, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Branch Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Mary F. Henry

Mary F. (Bennett) Henry, 84, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, March 8th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born June 10th, 1921, on Meades Ridge in Patriot, the daughter of John Q. and Allie Susan (Turner) Bennett, who both preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Howard C. Henry on September 2nd, 1935, in Rising Sun. He died December 29th, 1995.

She was employed as a foreman with Cochran Chair Company in Aurora and Rising Sun for 25 years. She had also been employed at the Cross factory in Rising Sun for eight years. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. She resided in Switzerland and Ohio counties all her life.

Survivors include one brother-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John W. Bennett, Joe T. Bennett and James R. Bennett.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Howard Wade Saturday, March 11th, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Concord Community Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Opal Satchwill

Opal Marie Satchwill,, 84, of Cincinnati, passed away Friday, March 10th, at her home.

She was born May 2nd, 1921, in Patriot, the daughter of Robert Lee and Vida Ann (Carpenter) Gregory. She was a beautician/owner of Opal’s Beauty Salon in Mt. Lookout in Cincinnati. She also worked for Wright Aviation during World War II and was a former switchboard operator in Patriot. She was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1938. She was a president of the Navy Wives Club, member of the Police and Firemen Widows’ Association, Cincinnati Chapter, and Hyde Park Community Methodist Church in Cincinnati.

On October 10th, 1943, she married Joseph Satchwill, who died July 22nd, 1988. He was a former U.S. Marine and Cincinnati policeman.

Survivors include her daughters, Judy Bay and husband Fred of Morrow, Ohio and Beverly Burns and husband Steve of Lebanon, Ohio; her brother, Harry “Buster” Gregory and wife Joy of Rising Sun; her sisters, Mary Abrams of Middletown, Ohio, and Dean Auxier of Rising Sun; her sister-in-law, Shirley Gregory of Florence; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert Gregory; and her sister, Edna Chase.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ted Hamrick Tuesday, March 14th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lois Taylor

Lois Ann Taylor, 59, of Dillsboro, passed away Saturday, March 11th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born July 9th, 1946, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Gilbert and Leona (Raisor) Tingle. She was a homemaker and was an avid car racing fan.

Survivors include her husband, Richard W. Taylor, Sr., of Dillsboro; her son, James A. Taylor of Dillsboro; her daughters, Darlene Craigmile and Charlene Stroop, both of Dillsboro; her brothers, Earl Tingle of Versailles, Donald Tingle of Vevay and Charles Tingle of Dillsboro; her sisters, Shirley Hewitt and Shelby Minch, both of Vevay, Wilma Romans of Madison, and Leora Marsh of North Vernon; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Richard Taylor, Jr.; and her granddaughter, Marland Kaye Taylor.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Howard Wade Tuesday, March 14th, at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in New Craven Cemetery in Milan. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Crystal McQueen

Crystal “Butterfly” McQueen, 27, of Vevay, formerly of Milan, passed away Sunday, March 12th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born February 11th, 1979, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Kenneth D. and Emily (Boyer) McQueen. She was employed by Belterra Casino Resort and Spa near Florence. She enjoyed sports, especially basketball, volleyball and softball.

Survivors include her fiance, Wilbur Weaver of Vevay; her daughter, MacKenzie McQueen of Milan; her son, Kendall McQueen of Vevay; her mother, Emily McQueen of Metamora, Indiana; her sister, Melissa McQueen of Versailles; her grandparents, Pauline and Kenneth McQueen, Sr., of Sunman; her grandmother, Annabelle Boyer of Metamora; her fiance’s mother, Thelma Weaver of Vevay; her aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth “Dobbler” McQueen; her grandfather, Homer Boyer; and her fiance’s father, Jesse Weaver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Pastor Pearl Cornett of Cave Hill Church of God in Versailles, at Cook Funeral Home in Sunman. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman. Memorials may be made to the family for the children.