Arthur Bettens “Art” Adams, 72, of Florence, passed away Sunday, March 19th, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born December 3rd, 1933, in Switzerland County, the son of Roy G. and Mabel (Carver) Adams. He was raised in the Florence community and resided there all his life. He was often thought of as one of the mayors of Florence, Red Chase being the other one. The Florence community has lost both of them. Very little got by Art and Red, who always kept a watchful eye on the community.
He was a 1952 graduate of Patriot High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on March 14th, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged on October 11th, 1957. He was transferred to the U.S. Navy Reserves and was honorably discharged on March 13th, 1962.
He was united in marriage June 15th, 1962, in Vevay, to Betty Otter.
He was employed as a master electrician in the maintenance department at Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation, Clifty Creek Station in Madison, from 1965-1996.
He was an active participant in the Relay for Life of the American Cancer Society. He was a board member for the Florence Regional Sewer District in Florence, was a 50-year member and past master of the Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F & AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and Murat Shrine of Indianapolis. He was a life member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185, Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 and Dearborn County Voiture 612 of the 40/8. He served on the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396.
Survivors include his son, George Adams and wife Connie of Vevay; his daughter, Belinda Swanson of Vevay; his stepson, Tom Skirvin and wife Melissa of Vevay; his mother, Mabel Adams of Florence; his grandchildren, Stephanie, Kristin, George Kevin, Clint, Angela, Lori, Valarie and Ryan; his great-grandchildren, Kailee, Jocelyn, Macy, Madison and Trentin; his brothers, Richard Roy Adams of Florence and Frank D. Adams of Cincinnati; his sisters, Virginia Ann Adams of Cincinnati and Martha Lucille Adams of Columbus; his half sister, Emma Lou Adams of Carrollton, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy G. Adams on May 24th, 1948; his brother, Robert Emerson Adams on October 30th, 1995; and his half brother, Charles Noble Adams.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Rick Daugherty at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25th, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, March 24th, from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion and VFW Relief Funds, Florence Masonic Lodge No. 27 F & AM or Relay for Life. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
James R. Shaw
James R. Shaw, 78, of Madison, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Tuesday, March 14th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born April 1st, 1927, in Switzerland County, the son of Lawrence and Lucy (Blodgett) Shaw. He was a retired farmer and worked 20 years for the Indiana State Highway Department. He farmed with a team of horses as a boy and enjoyed riding. He later raised Haflingers, attended shows and sales, and competed many years with his pulling team.
He served as a session member for several years at Caledonia Presbyterian Church near Moorefield, where he was an elder for several years. He served on the Caledonia Cemetery Association Board for several years, and on the Switzerland County 4-H Fair Board for 41 years. He was a charter member of the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department, and was active in Republican politics. He was an avid sports fan, and coached softball teams for his church for many years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
On April 3rd, 1973, he married Mary A. Chatham, who survives.
Other survivors include his daughter, Sandy Lynn Suter of Madison; his sons, Terry Robert Shaw of Madison and Ryan G. Shaw of Vevay; his stepdaughters, Pamela Raley and husband Steve, Patricia Guthrie and husband Kenny, and Debbie Garrett and husband Alan, all of Madison; his stepson, Tim Ralston of Madison; his first wife, Betty Carlow Buchanan of Madison; his grandchildren, Adrienne Shaw, Codi Sutter, Chris Shaw, Ashley Shaw, Jillian Guthrie, Anna Guthrie, Jeff Abbott, Jennifer Brindley, Allison Brindley, and Tamara Garrett; his great-grandchildren, Michael Abbott, Zack Wainscott, Caleb Offinger, and Kaelie Davis; his brother-in-law, Chauncey Slack of Vevay; his sister-in-law, Lona Shaw of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Clara Belle Slack and Harriet Sample; and his brother, Paul W. Shaw.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverends Kris Moore Varble and Frank McGee Saturday, March 18th, at Caledonia Presbyterian Church near Moorefield. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by the Honor Guard from American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the King’s Daughters’ Hospital Home Health and Hospice Care or Caledonia Presbyterian Church. Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth “Runt” Dews, 44, of Turtle Creek Road, Florence, passed away Friday, March 17th, at his home.
He was born March 22nd, 1961, in Booth, Kentucky, the son of Bobby Harold and Joy (Day) Dews, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Owenton, Kentucky and resided in the Florence community the past 12 years.
He was united in marriage on December 13th, 1982, in Rising Sun, to Pamela Abplanalp, who survives. Unto this union one daughter arrived to bless their home.
He was employed as a paper hanger at the BPB America in Ghent, Kentucky for three years until he became disabled. He was a former painter for Swiss Caps in Florence for 17 years. He was a member of Markland Baptist Church in Markland. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid hunter of quail, pheasant and deer.
Survivors also include his daughter, Christina Marie Bladen and husband Joshua of Vevay; his grandson, Joshua Aaron Bladen, Jr.; his granddaughter, Ariel Marie Bladen; his brothers, Ray Dews of Carrollton, Kentucky, Bobby Dews of Patriot, and Harold “Tink” Dews of Carrollton, Kentucky; his sister, Margie Abplanalp of Patriot; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 20th, by Pastor C. Martin Justice at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life, Carrollton Medical Associates Team, or Markland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Mary M. Cole
Mary M. Cole, 77, formerly of Madison, passed away Friday, March 17th, at the home of her daughter in Ghent, Kentucky.
She was born December 16th, 1928, in Madison, the daughter of William Addison and Ollie Elizabeth (Johnson) Richard. She retired from the former Joyce Shoe Corporation after 31 years. She was a member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 9, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1969, and was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing and the Madison Regatta.
Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Counts of Hanover, Donna Ballard of Florence, and Roxie Arvin and husband Gayle of Ghent, Kentucky; her sons, Raymond L. Stucker and wife Norma of Hanover, Billy Stucker and wife Tammy of Kokomo, Anthony Tony Cole and wife Wendy of Madison, Jerry Stucker of Lexington, Indiana, and Barton Stucker of Brownstown, Indiana; her sisters, Louise Luckett of New Washington, Indiana, Charlotte Hahn of Westport, Indiana, and Anna Maddox of Madison; 33 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Lawrence Cole on September 4th, 1995; her stepfather, Richard Poling; her sons, Michael and Noland Stucker; her daughter, Debbie Ann Stucker; her sisters, Ollie Owens, Clara Beach, Frances Thomas, Dorothy Young Short, Rosa Mae Keller and Lula Bell “Pickle” Browder; and her brothers, William Richard, Charles Richard and James Bennett.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 21st, by Minister Billy Stucker at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel. Burial was in the Brooksburg Cemetery. The American Legion Auxiliary conducted a memorial service Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.
Janice E. Perry
Janice E. Perry, 45, of Aurora, passed away at her home Tuesday, March 14th.
She was born in Indianapolis October 8th, 1960. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her mother, Phyllis Kegg of Patriot; her loving companion, Gary Lane of Aurora; her sister, Paula Herr and nephew, Christopher Mershon, of Indianapolis; and her uncle, David Kegg of Patriot.
A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home of rising Sun.
Aldean (Rose) Peelman, 87, of Kerman, California, passed away Thursday, March 2nd.
She was born August 14th, 1918, in Vevay, but lived most of her life in Kerman.
Survivors include her sons, Ronnie, Gaylord and wife Dorothy, and Michael and wife Linda; her daughters, Raylene Cardwell and Darla Peelman; her daughter-in-law, Janey Peelman; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Loretta Scott and Mareta Rose, both of Vevay, and Jean Rose of Patriot.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Peelman; son, Ty Peelman; and grandson, Robby Cardwell.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 8th, at Belmont Memorial Park under the direction of Stephens and Bean Chapel of Fresno, California.
George L. White
George L. White, 90, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Friday, March 17th.
He was born Wednesday, June 30th, 1915, in Milton, Kentucky, the son of the late William Lee White and the late Lue Ollie (Lothridge) White. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He worked for Seagram’s Distillery as a stationary boiler fireman.
Survivors include his sons, Harold White and Larry Gene White; his daughter, Georgianna Beard; his sisters, Wilma White and Lorraine Monroe; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Irene White.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Terry Rueger Wednesday, March 22nd, at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrenceburg Fire Department.
Estil Eugene “Gene” Hammond, 75, of Cass Union Road, near Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, March 14th, at Mercy Hospital in Fairfield, Ohio.
He was born February 26th, 1931, in Owen County, Kentucky, the son of Herbert and Nora (McCain) Hammond. He was a retired finisher-grinder for Stedman Foundry in Lawrenceburg. He also worked for EPCOR Foundry in Cincinnati. He was a member of the Lawrenceburg Wesleyan Church and the Indianapolis American Legion Post No. 0777. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, rising to the rank of corporal.
On January 26th, 1957, he married Wilma “Jeannie” Ellis, who survives.
Other survivors include his sons, Jeff Hammond and wife Mary of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dennis Hammond and wife Jenice of Dayton, Ohio; his daughter, Barbara Milam and husband Wayne of Aurora; his brothers, Bernard Hammond of Owenton, Kentucky, Leo Hammond of Florence, and Larry Hammond of Owenton, Kentucky; his half brothers, William Clifton of Pennsylvania and Clarence Clifton of Owenton; his half sister, Anna New of Owenton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 17th, by Reverend Vernon Reed at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrenceburg Wesleyan Church.
Ruth H. HeHe
Ruth H. (Aufderheide) HeHe, 84, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, March 21st, at Gallatin Health Care in Warsaw, Kentucky.
She was born April 23rd, 1921, in Ripley County, the daughter of Frank Aufderheide and Zella Warner Aufderheide Rueter, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Ripley County and had resided in Switzerland County the past 40 years.
She retired from U.S. Shoe Corporation where she worked from 1956-1983 as a sock stitcher. She previously worked at the Heel Factory in Versailles. After retirement she took care of the Vevay Laundry for several years. She was a member of the Center Square Baptist Church and was raised in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bear Branch. She enjoyed reading, her grandchildren, fishing and being with people.
Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Adams and husband Frank of Cincinnati, Mary Lou Furnish and husband Gareth of Vevay, Betty Jo Pavy and husband Dennis of Star City, Indiana, and Deborah Stewart and husband Larry of Florence; her sons, Robert HeHe and wife Cathy of Leesburg, Florida and Joseph HeHe and wife Linda of Vevay; her stepsons, Donnie McAllister of East Enterprise and Terry McAllister of Aurora; her sister, Betty Thieman and husband Leonard of Cross Plains; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert HeHe on November 15th, 1987; her companion of 40 years, Bob McAllister on August 1st, 1993; her great-granddaughter, Vanessa HeHe; her sister, Dorothy Roundtree; her brother, Cecil Aufderheide; her half sisters, Evelyn James, Lena Mae Henschen and Freda Barton; and her half brothers, John, Owen and James Rueter.
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Gary Shepherd Monday, March 27th, at 1 p.m. at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, March 26th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.