Obituaries for the week of 3/17/05

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Sue Bailey

Sue Bailey, 57, of Florence, passed away Monday, March 14th, at Arvin Sango in Madison.
She was born March 23rd, 1947, in Pineville, Kentucky, the daughter of Dan and Mary (Gray) Selvy. She was raised in Pineville. She had resided in Switzerland County the past 25 years. She was employed the past three years at Arvin Sango in Madison where she operated a stamping machine.
She formerly worked with her companion, Jerry Vogel, at Damvue Auto Sales and J.H. Vogel Trucking Company, both in Florence. She was a devoted friend, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, reading, crocheting, knitting and going to the ocean.
Survivors include her companion, Jerry H. Vogel of Florence; her daughter, Mary Henry and husband Jimmy of Ghent, Kentucky; her son, Dan Michael Bailey and wife Pat of Dayton, Kentucky; her stepson, Roger L. Vogel and wife Diane of Carrollton, Kentucky; her sister, Patty Gray of Bemble, Kentucky; her brothers, Jimmy Selvy of Corbin, Kentucky and David Selvy of London, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Tiffany, Jennifer, Jeremy, Josh, Audrey and Dusty; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Danny Selvy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 18th, and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Fellowship Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ethel J. Higgins

Ethel J. (Valentine) Higgins, 97, of Bennington Pike, passed away Sunday, March 13th, at Shady Nook Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.
She was born August 24th, 1907, in Bennington, the daughter of John Wesley and Olive “Ollie” (Cole) Valentine. She was raised in the Bennington community and resided there nearly all her life.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence Higgins on November 13th, 1926, in Vevay. Unto this union one son and three daughters arrived to bless their home.
She worked at Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg early in life but was mostly a homemaker and mother. She and her husband co-owned and operated Swiss Valley Florists in Vevay for 10 years. They retired and moved to Madison in 1979, residing there until 1995.
She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, sewing and quilting. She was a faithful member of the Bennington United Methodist Church and was the oldest living member. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed her times of participation in the Bennington Extension Homemakers Club. She had resided in Lawrenceburg the past eight years.
Survivors include her daughters, Roberta Kunkle of Blairsville, Pennsylvania, Wanda Treadway of Aurora, and Mary Roberts and husband Bill of Bennington; her grandchildren, Lisle Kunkle, Larry Kunkle, Rick Kunkle, Mike Shinkle, Mark Shinkle, Michelle Presley, Valerie Fisher, Venita Zimmerman, Vonetta Roberts, and Vanessa Huber; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Mary Perle Higgins of Canaan; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Wesley Valentine in 1934; her mother, Olive “Ollie” (Cole) Valentine in 1961; her son, Ernest Lee Higgins on February 27th, 1931; her brother, Joe Valentine; and her sisters, Bernice Whitton, Edith Adams, Florence Valentine and Marguerite Fox.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18th, by Reverends John Scudder and Roger Parrott at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Slawson Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Slawson Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Hilda M. Storie

Hilda M. (Sigmon) Storie, 85, of near Moorefield, passed away Friday, March 11th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born April 24th, 1919, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Marion I. and Zada (Cotton) Sigmon, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland and graduated from Vevay High School in 1937.
She was united in marriage to Roy D. Storie on March 3rd, 1938, in Fairview. They shared 57 years of marriage together until his death on January 6th, 1995.
She enjoyed being a homemaker and helping her husband farm. She was an artist and had enjoyed painting for 30 years. She was diagnosed with cancer and had been in ill health the past year.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles Fred Storie and wife Vivian of Madison, Gayle “Whitt” Brewer of Madison, Catherine Storie of Greensburg, and Kathryn Todd of Madison; her caregivers and cousins, Walter and Helen Cotton of Vevay and Margaret and Al Spiry of Cincinnati; and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 14th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Responders of the Moorefield Community Fire Department. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Thomas Tilford, Jr.

Thomas Tilford, Jr., 71, of Warrenton, Virginia, passed away Monday, February 21st, at Reston Hospital there.
He was a 1951 graduate of Vevay High School. He was a Communications Specialist in the U.S. Army for 20 years. He served in the United States, Ethiopia, Scandinavia and Europe. Upon retirement, he worked 10 years in Washington, D.C., with Comsat Satellite.
He is survived by four children, their spouses and children. His sons are Michael Tilford and David Tilford of Virginia and Mark Tilford of San Antonio, Texas; his daughter, Linda Postigo of New Jersey; his sisters, Roberta Cord of Vevay, Frances Klinglesmith of West Point, Kentucky, and Wanda White of Alexandria, Virginia, and their families.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Tove Christensen Tilford and his parents, Thomas Hendrix and Cora Ellen Tilford.
Funeral services and burial were held Friday, February 25th, in Warrenton, Virginia.

Mary Margaret Lyon

Mary Margaret (Vestile) Lyon, 79, of Madison, passed away Sunday, March 13th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She spent most of her life in the Canaan area on the farm where she was born. She was a 1944 graduate of Central High School. She attended Hanover College where she was a member of Phi Mu. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certificate in 1948. She continued her studies throughout her teaching career to earn her Master’s Degree from Indiana University in 1974.
She enjoyed a long career as an elementary school teacher, beginning in the Manville School. She went on to teach at Canaan, Central, E. O. Muncie and Lydia Middleton, before retiring in 1975. She was a faithful member of the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church. She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed IU basketball, playing euchre, gardening, growing flowers and hunting mushrooms.
On August 1st, 1948, she married Gale L. Lyon, who died November 29th, 1999.
Survivors include her sons, David Lyon and wife Jenny of Livonia, Michigan and Bruce Lyon of Madison; and her grandsons, Matthew Lyon and Randall Lyon.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her son, Franklin Lyon.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Ed Roberts at Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church in Canaan. Burial will be in the Canaan Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Pascal Bell

Pascal Porter Bell, 85, of Madison, passed away Monday, March 14th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born April 5th, 1919, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the son of John Ezra and Ada Ethel (Rowlett) Bell. He moved to Hanover at an early age. He resided nearly all his life in Jefferson County except for 12 years when he lived in Martin County, Indiana.
He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Ohio Chapel United Methodist Church in Ogilville, Indiana. He was a former member of the North Madison Baptist Church. He was employed early in life at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant, bagging ammunition.
He later worked at Jefferson Proving Grounds as a mail carrier. He also worked for the Indiana State Highway Department in maintenance. He retired after nine years of service as a custodian at Madison Consolidated High School. He enjoyed reading, playing cards and bingo. He enjoyed attending activities at the Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include his brothers, Woodrow A. Bell of Madison and Reverend Howard V. Bell and wife Roberta of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, William S. Bell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 18th, by Reverend Howard V. Bell at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial will be in Brooksburg Cemetery with military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American . Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg Cemetery or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.morganwebsternay.com.