Obituaries for the week of 5/12/05

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Mary Ellen Campbell

Mary Ellen (Smith) Campbell, 92, of Vevay, passed away Monday, May 9th, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay following an extended illness.

She was born December 25th, 1912, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Hugh and Katherine (Hannan) Smith. She attended school in Youngstown, Ohio. She was employed with Crowell-Collier in Springfield in their publishing house for several years. She later worked in sales for Federal Department Store in Springfield. She later moved to Gulfport, Florida, where she resided for many years, moving to Vevay to be near her daughter and granddaughter.

She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge in Springfield and The Cosmopolitan Club in Springfield. She was a faithful member of the Christiansburg Methodist Church in Christiansburg, Ohio. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, arts and crafts. She enjoyed making her children’s clothes and loved to dance, especially with her late husband.

She was united in marriage to Frank A. Campbell in Kentucky and unto this union two daughters and one son arrived to bless their home.

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Bevan and husband Cecil of Christiansburg, and Grace Burke of Patriot; her grandchildren and their spouses, Debbie and Ron Stewart, Wendy and Larry Hollis, Amy Burgert, Darin and Jacqueline Cool, Alva and Karol Bevan, Kimberly and Richard Beverly, Penny Ashton and Gary Campbell; her great-grandchildren, Bobby, Genny, Stephen, Jeremy, Lindsay, Kyle, Andrew, Ricky, Aaron, Ron, Jr., Andy, Jesse, Amber, Skyler and Janalynn; and her great-great-grandchild, Mason.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank A. Campbell on May 3rd, 1977; her son, Frank A. Campbell, Jr.; her sisters, Margaret and Mariam; and her son-in-law, David E. Burke.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 11th, by Pastor Douglas Flint at Fern Cliff Chapel in Springfield. Burial was in Fern Cliff Cemetery there. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Switzerland County Chapter. 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 web site guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Nelson Moore

Nelson Raymond Moore, 76, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, May 5th, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born October 25th, 1928, in New Albany, the son of the late Nelson I. Moore and the late Elizabeth (Biby) Mason. He retired in February, 1992, as an over-the-road truck driver for Roadway Express in Indianapolis after 26 years. During his retirement he delivered RV’s for Don Ray Drive-Away in Decatur, Indiana. He was a 20th Precinct Committeeman for the Republican Party. He was treasurer of the Pike Township Republican Club. He was past president of the Indianapolis Chapter of the Huguenot Society. He was an Indiana Licensed Detective for Continental, Inc., in Indianapolis. He was a member of Post No. 34 of the American Legion in Indianapolis. He was a member of the 11th Airborne Division Association. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

On April 6th, 1956, he married Carolyn Brett in Greendale, Indiana, who survives.

Other survivors include his son, Matthew Moore and wife Gail of Nashville, Tennessee; his daughter, Susanna Moore-Held and husband Todd of Indianapolis; his grandchildren, Deanna and John Todd Held and Emma and Abigail Moore; his sister-in-law, Becky Gastel and husband Kurt of Brownsburg, Indiana; his nephews, Benjamen Gastel, Samuel Gastel and Scott Brett; and his nieces, Stephanie Brett Jones, Jennifer Sieler, Stacey Mellick and Sarah Gastel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson I. Moore and Elizabeth (Biby) Mason; and his son, Chipper Moore on November 10th, 1974.

Brother DeVern Fromke conducted funeral services Tuesday, May 10th, at Nora Christian Fellowship in Indianapolis. Interment was in Macedonia Cemetery in Brownsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Crisis Pregnancy Center, 3125 Dandy Trail, Suite 110, Indianapolis, IN 46214 and The Samaritan’s Purse, Attention: Tsunami Relief, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. 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 guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ann Bilbrey

Ann Lynn Bilbrey, 62, of Lancaster, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, May 4th, at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, Kentucky.

She was born May 27th, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of James Charles “Jimmy” and Bernice Maxine (Hartman) Dibble, who both preceded her in death. She retired in 1999 as an assistant bookkeeper for Beach Manufacturing in Donaldsville, Ohio. She was a former secretary for the Chief of Neuro-Surgery at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky for six years.

She was a former gift shop manager for the Fort Boonesboro State Park in Winchester, Kentucky, for several years. She enjoyed making crafts of all types, gardening, playing all types of games, but most of all, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a 1960 graduate of Urbana High School in Urbana, Ohio and attended college at Bowling Green University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was a former resident of Springfield, Ohio and Winchester, Kentucky.

On October 14th, 1961, she married Joe Thomas “Tom” Bilbrey in Urbana, Ohio. He survives.

Other survivors include her son, Scott Bilbrey of Lancaster; her daughters, Tara Spach and husband Ken and Michelle Walter and husband Phillip, all of Lancaster; her grandchildren, Nicole, Leslie, Phillip, Wade, Elizabeth and Kenny; her sisters, Linda McCool and husband Mike of Brandon, Florida and Kathy Wirtz and husband Art of Gilbert, Arizona; her niece, Kelly Stephens and husband Aaron; her nephew, Adam Wirtz; her aunts, Virginia Hall of Vevay, Jean Humphreys of Moorefield, and Alice D. Hartman of Madison; and her uncle, Julian “Nub” Hartman and wife Louise of Moorefield.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 9th, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Pauline Cunningham

Pauline (Henderson) Cunningham, 89, of Patriot, passed away Friday, May 6th, at her home.

She was born June 9th, 1915, in Owenton, Kentucky, the daughter of Herbert and Emma (Chowning) Henderson, who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Grant’s Creek Independent Baptist Church. She loved to cook and bake for her family. She also enjoyed playing card games. She was known as “Granny” to many people.

On January 30th, 1931, she married Sam Cunningham, Sr., who died in 1972.

Survivors include her son, Sam Cunningham, Jr., of Patriot; her daughter, Patricia McMurray and husband Harry of Patriot; her granddaughters, Teresa Kolas and husband Don of Fairfield, Ohio and Tasha Otter and fiance Rick McElfresh of Falmouth, Kentucky; her grandson, Steve James and wife Debbie of Patriot; her brother, Lewis Henderson of Vevay; seven great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Sherman, James, Dubby, Walter and Willie B.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 10th, by Pastor Nathaniel Simpson at Grant’s Creek Independent Baptist Church. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to Grants Creek Baptist Church. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

Callie Robinson,

Iva Lea “Callie” (Bright) Robinson, 68, of Hanover, passed away Saturday, May 7th, at her home following a two-year illness.

She was born July 9th, 1936, in Loudon, Tennessee, the daughter of William E. and Edith Susan (Oody) Bright. She was born and raised in Loudon, Tennessee, attending school there. She was employed early in life at the Rising Sun Chair Factory and later at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and Osgood. She was a homemaker and mother all of her life. She had resided for several years in Switzerland County and in Madison the past 11 years. She was a member of the Cross Plains Church of Christ near Cross Plains. She enjoyed her grandchildren and church activities.

She was united in marriage to Forrest Daniel Robinson on August 16th, 1954, in Covington, Kentucky. Unto this union two daughters and three sons arrived to bless their home.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Burkman and husband Michael of Scipio and Edith “Edie” Fugate and husband Michael of Vevay; her sons, Daniel “Danny” Robinson and wife Tanya of Mainville, Ohio, Walter J. Robinson of New Caney, Texas, and Loyd Robinson of Vevay; her stepmother, Betty Bright of Lebanon, Ohio; her brothers, Leon Bright and wife Phyllis of Sabina, Ohio, Billy Frisch of Lebanon, and Robbie Bright of Lebanon; her grandchildren, Tonya Ryker, Rachel Heyne, Dusty Burkman, Joshua Burkman, Tyler Fugate, Travis Robinson, Amanda Robinson, Heather Robinson, Matthew Robinson, Timothy Robinson, Diane and Dave Porter, Christopher Robinson, Cody Robinson, Jennifer Robinson, and Chad Robinson; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Christina Ryker; her grandson, Bradley Robinson; her brother, Rodney Bright; and her sister, Louise Bay.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Brother Logan Fugate at the Cross Plains Church of Christ. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Cross Plains. Friends may call at the church from noon until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Iva Robinson Memorial Fund. 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.

Clair G. Shaw

Clair G. Shaw, 81, of El Paso, Texas, passed away Monday, May 2nd.

He was born January 24th, 1924, in Switzerland County, the son of Glen and Ella (Danner) Shaw. He graduated from Vevay High School in 1942 and entered the U.S. Army March 25th, 1943. He retired from the U.S. Army on June 30th, 1977, as Sergeant Major with 38 years active service. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Vevay Masonic Lodge No. 122 and the Highland Presbyterian Church in El Paso.

He was married to Norma Jane Means on November 15th, 1943, who died April 12th, 1995. On August 6th, 1997, he married Roselyn Martin of Farmington, New Mexico, who survives.

Other survivors include his daughter, Nancy Ann Shaw of El Paso; his nieces, Glenda Fritter and husband Steve of Pleasant, Leila Jane Belford and husband George of Kingsland, Texas, Sharon Wheeling and husband Robert of New Palestine, Indiana; his nephews, Sam Ralston and wife Linda of Pleasant and David Branham and wife Judy of Burke, Virginia; two step-grandchildren; and several other nieces and nephews, including Lewis Fritter of Florence.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Louise Ralston; and his brother-in-law, Lewis Ralston.

Funeral services and burial, conducted by Reverend Paul Green, were held at National Cemetery in Fort Bliss, Texas, Thursday, May 5th. Sunset Funeral Home of El Paso was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Highland Presbyterian Church, 9210 Dyer St., El Paso, TX 79929.