Obituaries for the week of 4/28/05


Edward L. Skirvin, Sr.

Edward L. “Peanut” Skirvin, Sr., 76, of near Vevay, passed away Thursday, April 21st, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born October 16th, 1928, in Bloomington, the son of Roland Skirvin and the late Martha (Fielder) Lockwood. He was a truck driver for Smith Transfer in Indianapolis. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He resided in Switzerland County since 1979. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185, Vevay VFW Post 5396, and was a member of Teamster’s Local 135 in Indianapolis.

On April 5th, 1970, he married Vivian Louise Dillingham in Indianapolis. She passed away February 5th, 2005.

Survivors include his daughters, Linda Anast-May of Long Beach, Indiana, Brenda Rickett of Mooresville, Indiana, and Sandy Taylor of Avon, Indiana; his sons, Edward L. Skirvin, Jr., of Greenwood and Allen Dean Skirvin of Plainfield; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his father, Roland Skirvin of Madison, Wisconsin; and his sisters, Joanne Pierce of Piqua, Ohio, and Wilma Hughes of Tampa, Florida.

He was also preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Martha (Fielder) and Herb Lockwood.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 25th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion and Vevay VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Relief Fund or the Vevay VFW Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at

Maurine C. Scott

Maurine C. Scott, 91, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Vevay, Fort Wayne and Fairfax, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, April 20th, at Hilton Head Regional Health Center in Hilton Head Island.

She was born February 3rd, 1914, in Vevay, the daughter of Thomas and Laura (Leep) Clements. She was raised in Vevay and was a 1932 graduate of Vevay High School.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Marion W. Scott, on December 24th, 1935, in Shelby County, Indiana. Two children were born to this union, a son, James Thomas, in Vevay, and a daughter, Susan, in Buffalo, New York.

While living in Vevay, she was employed as a telephone operator. The family later moved to Buffalo, New York, and then to Fort Wayne in 1952. In Fort Wayne she was employed as a seamstress for L. S. Ayres, retiring in 1984 after 26 years of service. She also worked for Frank’s Department Store and Fishman’s Dress Shop in Fort Wayne.

She moved to Fairfax, Virginia in 1990 to live with her daughter, later moving to Hilton Head Island in 2002.

She was a member of Vevay (Ruter Chapel) United Methodist Church and Vevay Tri Kappa Sorority. Later she was a charter member of the Christ Methodist Church in Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Burgett and husband Claude of Hilton Head Island; her daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Scott of Fort Wayne; her granddaughters, Michele Scott, Marie Mitchell and husband Don and Barbara Stadler; her great-grandsons, Chris Scott and J.T. Mitchell; her nieces, Mary Ann Lock of Vevay and Jerry Peper of Indianapolis; her cousin, Dr. Harold Griffith of La Jolla, California; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Clements on January 5th, 1940; her mother, Laura (Leep) Clements on November 24th, 1963; her husband, Marion W. Scott on May 11th, 1980; her brother, Robert Thomas Clements on September 7th, 1920; her son, James Thomas Scott on May 10th, 1997; her grandson, James Michael Scott on November 26th, 2003; and her niece, Betty Flint on November 24th, 2001.

She was remembered in a funeral and graveside service conducted Sunday, April 245th, by Logan Flint at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carolina House Education Fund, 35 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at

Lorene Dunlap

Lorene “Tootsie” (Bray) Dunlap, 75, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away Friday, April 22nd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison following an extended illness.

She was born July 13th, 1929, in Bedford, Kentucky, the daughter of Willis L. “Bid” and Susie Lee (Garriott) Bray. She was raised in Bedford and attended Trimble County High School.

In September, 1945, she was united in marriage to Buford Dunlap, who died July 20th, 1984. Unto this union three daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home.

She was employed by JC Penney department store in Madison for eight years. She worked for 21 years for Conn Organ Company in Madison until it closed. She worked for eight years for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Madison, retiring as a sock liner.

She resided all of her married life in the Madison community and recently moved back to Trimble County. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 765. She attended Bedford Baptist Church in Bedford, Kentucky and Cedar Creek Community Church near Osgood. In her spare time she enjoyed shopping, her children and grandchildren. She loved country music, especially George Strait, and dancing.

Survivors include her daughters, Diane Simpson and husband Mike (formerly of Switzerland County) of Madison, Sue Barnes and husband Lewis of Bedford, Indiana, and Pamela Ward of Madison; her sons, Larry and Mark Dunlap, both of Madison; her brother, James Bray of Carrollton, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Kristie, Lori, Shawn, Shannon, Brittany, Ryan, Ross, Jarin, Jordan, Dustin, Misti, Eric and Damien; her great-grandchildren, Sarah, Conner, Elizabeth, Cooper, Brye, Seth, Abigail, Kennedy, Alex, Erica, Emily and Ashley; her great-great-grandson, Kaycee; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, WL and Robert Bray; her sister, Mary Bray; and her grandson, Jeffrey David Whittaker on April 11th, 2001.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 26th, by Reverends Cecil Fisher and Greg Humphrey at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial was in the Bedford I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital or Relay for Life. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at