Obituaries for the week of 3/30/2006

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Hannah Klein

Hannah Grace Klein, age 3, passed away Tuesday, March 28th, at her home in Madison. She is the daughter of Jeffrey A. and Bobbi J. (Rayles) Klein.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre of Madison. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Madeline Blackwell

Madeline Blackwell, 46, of East Enterprise, passed away Tuesday, March 28th, at her home.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Wilson Jones, 94, of Munster, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away Monday, March 27th, at Hartsfield Care Center in Munster.
She was born October 16th, 1911, in Owen County, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Lee Wilson, who both preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Corinth High School, Corinth, Kentucky and graduated with her teaching certificate from Eastern Kentucky College, earning her master’s degree from Butler University.
She was raised in Owen County and was united in marriage on April 13th, 1935, to Wallace Taylor Jones, who died January 19th, 1988. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed wintering in Florida near Auburndale for several years until his death.
They owned and operated a general store in Owen County from 1934-1954, when they moved to Switzerland County, residing near Allensville where they farmed until 1970.
She was an elementary school teacher and after moving to Switzerland County she began teaching at the old Bear Branch School from 1954-1960. She then taught third and fourth grades at the old Allensville School, retiring in 1976.
She resided in Vevay at 306 Brindley Avenue for 12 years, moving to be near her son in Munster and had lived there since August 8th, 2000. She was a member of the Center Square Baptist Church for many years. She and her husband were instrumental in helping to rebuild the church after the fire in 1971. While living and wintering in Florida she was a member of the Lena Vista Baptist Church in Auburndale. After she moved to Vevay she moved her membership to the Switzerland Baptist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed bird watching and gardening.
Survivors include her son, Davis Jones and wife Betty of Munster; her grandchildren, Zachary and Emily; her sister, Mary Lee True of Owen County, Kentucky; her nieces, Ruth Reed Wise, Nita Ann True Smith and Reba Reed Woodall; and her nephews, Mark True and Theodore “Ted” Jones.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Reed.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Howard Wade at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1st, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, March 31st, from 5-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Plan, Switzerland Baptist Church or Center Square Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ann Welch

Ann (Williams) Welch, 93, of Cincinnati, passed away Monday, March 27th, at Jewish Hospital there.
She was born December 18th, 1912, in Grampian, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Boyd Preston and Cecelia Elizabeth Wachsmuth Williams, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Columbus, Ohio, and was a graduate of Central High School.
She was united in marriage June 30th, 1945, in Cincinnati to William Lawrence “Larry” Welch, who died May 2nd, 2000.
She resided in Cincinnati since 1942, and was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Cincinnati. She was employed by Lever Brothers Company in Cincinnati as the assistant to the division supervisor for many years.
She was the owner and operator of Ann Welch Dog Training School for 30 years and the German Shepherd Dog Training School for 20 years. She had raised and trained Standard Schnauzer dogs for 48 years. She published the Dog News Letters in Cincinnati for 30 years. She trained and directed two German Shepherd dogs to assist the guards at Union Central Life Building in Forest Park for seven years.
She helped with the fundraiser Wag-M Obedience Match for 12 years with the proceeds donated to charity. She introduced Dog Obedience in Night School in 1953. She was a founding member of Kuliga Dog Training School, was a founding member of the Standard Schnauzer Club in Cincinnati, founding member of the Pets Helping People (therapy dogs) in Cincinnati, was a past member of the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club; and was a 50-year member of the Standard Schnauzer Club of America where her late husband had served as treasurer.
Graveside services will be conducted by Reverend Howard Wade at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) with burial in Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Anna Thurnall

Anna “Thelma” Thurnall, 85, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 26th, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
She was born October 30th, 1920, in Kentucky, the daughter of James and Lenna Harlow. She later married Edgar Scudder and together they raised a daughter, Billie Ann, on their farm in Fairview until Edgar Scudder’s death. She then relocated to Columbus and worked at Sandcrest Medical. She spent a lot of time with her daughter, son-in-law Dave and three grandchildren. She then met and married Harold Thurnall and moved to Madison. She worked at King’s Daughters’ Hospital as a nurse’s aide until her retirement. She and her husband Harold enjoyed county fairs and festivals, state parks, and weekend drives with their pet terrier, Cricket.
She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Rocky Ford Free Methodist Church. She was a former nurses aide and loved to bake pies and to can fruits and vegetables. Her smile was infectious and could brighten a room as she entered. She loved southern gospel music and all of the family pets.
Survivors include her daughter, Billie Ann Goodner and husband David of Columbus; her three grandchildren, Mark Goodner and his partner Michael G. Moore of Bloomington, Merrilee Reed and husband John of Jeffersonville and Mike Goodner and wife Lisa of Columbus; her two great-grandchildren, Cameron Wayne of Jeffersonville and Joshua David of Columbus; her two great-grandchildren, Cameron Wayne of Jeffersonville and Joshua David of Columbus; her two sisters, Edith Dugle and husband Howard of Rising Sun, Gladys Hunt and husband Burnie of Florence; her two brothers, Marion “Bud” Harlow of Cynthiana, Kentucky and Jerry Harlow and wife Ruth of Madison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Charles; her sister Norma; and her husbands, Edgar and Harold.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 29th, at Jewell-Rittman Funeral Home in Columbus, with Pastor Brian Buterbaugh officiating. Burial was in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.