Obituaries for the week of 3/2/06

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Wilma Jean Brown

Wilma Jean (Allen) Brown, 75, of Moorefield, passed away Monday, February 27th, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born May 20th, 1930, on Plum Creek in Switzerland County, the daughter of Alva C. and Geraldine (Wiley) Allen, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County and had resided in Moorefield since 1946. She was a 1947 graduate of Vevay High School.
She was united in marriage to Norman J. Brown on December 18th, 1948, at the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield. Unto this union four sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
She was a bookkeeper for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and was the first employee hired. She was a member of the Caledonia Presbyterian Church near Moorefield where she had served as a past Elder. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, reading and writing.
Survivors include her daughter, Pam Brown of Dillon, Colorado; her sons, Barry Brown of Moorefield, Jerry Brown and wife Ann of Portland, Oregon, and Douglas “Doug” Brown and wife Julie of Moorefield; her grandchildren, Heidi, Robert, Todd and Janie; her step-grandchildren, Christian and Adam Breeck; her step-great-grandson, Damian Breeck; her brothers, Donald Wayne Allen and wife Thelma of Vevay and Harold Allen and wife Nancy of Sun City, California; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norman J. Brown on June 5th, 2005; and her son, Robert W. Brown on October 26th, 1968.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Kris Moore Varble at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4th, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 3rd, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Dale Gray

Dale Eugene Gray, 56, of Rising Sun, passed away Thursday, February 23rd, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
He was born June 4th, 1949, in Milan, the son of Charles Vernon Gray and Virginia (Robinson) Emery, who both preceded him in death. He had resided in Southeastern Indiana most of his life.
He was united in marriage to Dora McDaniel. Unto this union three daughters arrived.
He was a former security guard for Storm Security in London, Kentucky from 1999-2002. He was a former laborer for Steel Corporation in Cleves, Ohio from 1989-1999. He had been disabled for the past several years.
Survivors include his daughters, Linda Hoskins of Gray, Kentucky, Christina Gray of Corbin, Kentucky, and Cathy Maldonado of Lily, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Cerena, Antonio, Armando and Andy; his sisters, Dorothy Lester of Aurora, Catherine Harvey of Aurora, and Barbara Ross of Sanders, Kentucky; his brother, Carl Gray of Guilford, Indiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Linda and Theresa Gray.
Graveside services were held Monday, February 27th, with burial in Dewberry Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Wilbur Kelly

Wilbur “Pickle” Kelly, 72, of Latonia, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, February 21st, at his home there.
He was a retired mechanic for Cincinnati Gas and Electric/Union Light Heat and Power, retiring in 1992, after 41 years of service. He received his GED at the age of 50. He loved to camp and fish.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis C. Kelly of Latonia; his sons, Chris Kelly of Latonia, Walter Scott Kelly of Glencoe, Kentucky, Pat Kelly of Lawrenceburg, and Steve Kelly of Aurora; his daughters, Gina Kelly of Latonia, Kay Garrison of Versailles, Carolyn McClellan of Vevay, Joann Schaub of Lawrenceburg; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; his brothers, Mike Kelly of Rising Sun and John Kelly of Alva, Florida; his sisters, Rosemary Warford of Goshen, Kentucky and June Mondary of Rising Sun.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 25th, at the Allison and Rose Funeral Home, Inc., in Taylor Mill, Kentucky. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Home, Health Hospice Program or Ten Mile Baptist Church in Glencoe, Kentucky.

Doris Buchanan

Doris Marie Buchanan, 80, of Dillsboro, formerly of Ohio County, passed away Sunday, February 26th, at Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
She was born August 25th, 1925, in Ohio County, the daughter of Granville Milton and Bessie Lorraine (McHenry) BonDurant. She was a homemaker. She was retired from owning and operating Buchanan General Store. She was a member of the Rising Sun Chapter of Eastern Star and was a former member of the Ohio County Public Library board. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1943. She was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.
On September 25th, 1943, she married Lee Buchanan, who survives.
Other survivors include her sons, Bill Buchanan and wife Pam of Muncie and Bob Buchanan and wife Jeanette of Vevay; her daughter, Marilyn Sanders and husband Danny of Columbus; her brother, Charles BonDurant of Bradenton, Florida; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Audrey Lou Elliott in 1999; an infant daughter, Gwendolyn Buchanan; her brothers, Harold Bondurant and James Bondurant; her sister, Mary Baer; and her grandson, Lynn Wilber.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Sherman Hughes Wednesday, March 1st, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Life Squad or the Dillsboro Life Squad.

Dorothy Wykoff

Dorothy Jean Hertz Wykoff, 70, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, February 22nd, at her home.
She was born July 27th, 1935, in Madison, the daughter of John Nicholas, Sr., and Florence Knox Hertz. She was raised in Madison, spent five years in Louisville, and had resided in the Madison community the rest of her life. She was a 1953 graduate of Madison High School and attended Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, later attending Hanover College and earned her master’s degree in education from Indiana University.
She was united in marriage December 20th, 1953, to Norman L. Wykoff at the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison. Unto this union three daughters and a son arrived to bless their home.
She taught English at Southwestern High School for 16 years. She also taught piano lessons since she was a teenager, averaging over 28 students at a time at different times in her years of teaching.
She had served as church organist and pianist at several local churches in Madison. For the past 15 years she served as the organist for Carrollton Christian Church, Carrollton, Kentucky.
She was a devoted member of the Carrollton Christian Church. She loved to read, play piano and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted friend who always expressed a warm and caring smile.
Survivors include her daughters, Dr. Rebecca J. Wykoff of Newark, Delaware, Judy Abbott of Madison, and Kim Shaffhauser and husband Lionel of France; her son, David Wykoff and wife Tracy of Aberdeen, South Dakota; her brother, John Nicholas Hertz, Jr., of Bloomington; and her grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Ethan, Sara, Michael and Ashton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Dr. Norman L. Wykoff on February 11th, 1989.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, February 26th, by Reverends Amanda Hines and Bob Brocious at the Carrollton Christian Church. Private interment was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, February 25th, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carrollton Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Opal M. Higginbotham

Opal M. Mathews Higginbotham, 85, of Hanover, passed away Friday, February 24th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born March 25th, 1920, in Ghent, Kentucky, the daughter of Charles M. and Olive (Shaw) Poling. She worked as an attendant at Madison State Hospital until moving to Florida in 1961. She worked at Memorial Hospital in Auburndale, Florida until she retired and moved back to Madison in 1995. She was a member of Cross Plains United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Virgil L. Higginbotham of Hanover; her daughter, Betty L. Ritchie and husband Jim of Madison; her son, Charles Mathews and wife Dottie of Orlando, Florida; her stepdaughter, Jamie Bowers and husband Charles of Middlesbury, Florida; her grandchildren, James D. Ritchie, Dena Potochny, Mike Ritchie, Charlene Murray, Christine Stinson, Crystal Mathews, Chris Mathews and Catherine Blackwell; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sisters, Mary Leahigh and Mildred Sedam Williams.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, February 28th, by Reverend Jerry Wheeler at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel in Madison. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery in Switzerland County. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.

Mary C. Morgan

Mary C. (Shadday) Morgan, 75, of Madison, passed away Monday, February 27th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born February 19th, 1931, in Kent, Indiana, the daughter of Harry F. and Edith (Hines) Shadday. She was a 1949 graduate of North Madison High School and had resided in Jefferson County most of her life.
She was united in marriage to Donald E. “Red” Morgan and they shared numerous years of marriage together.
She was a legal secretary for Cooper and Cox law firm for over 30 years. She retired from the Bill Prime, Attorney at Law office where she had worked as a legal secretary for several years. She was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Ladies of the Moose Lodge No. 765, and was a faithful member of the North Madison Baptist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Donald E. “Red” Morgan of Madison; her daughter, Marilyn Morgan Harris and her companion Terry Hay of Hanover; her sister, Helen McClure of Memphis, Tennessee; her grandchildren, Michael Morgan Harris and Marc Daniel Harris; and her nieces, Beverly Maxwell and Rebecca Pennington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her nephew, James “Jimmy” Harsin.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Frank McGee at 11 a.m. today, March 2nd, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Chapter of the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morganwebsternay.com.