Obituaries for the week of 6/1/06

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Charles Althoff

Charles Laddie Althoff, 77, of near Fairview, passed away Monday, May 29th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born July 11th, 1928, in Switzerland County, the son of Dallas Ward and Rachel Minnie (Rimstidt) Althoff. He was a 1947 graduate of Vevay High School and attended Long Beach (California) City College for two years. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 21st, 1951, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of corporal. He was honorably discharged on February 27th, 1953, at Camp Polk, Louisiana, serving during the Korean War. He was baptized at a young age in the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch.
He was united in marriage on August 20th, 1950, in Indianapolis, to Donna Lea Turner. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home.
He was employed as a drafting supervisor for the Signal Oil & Gas Company in Huntington Beach, California, from 1956-1987. He was a building designer for Farmer John Meat Packing Company in Vernon, California from 1987-1997. He was a member of the Moores Hill Masonic Lodge No. 165 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati, the National Rifle Association, the California Rifle & Pistol Association, and the Vevay American Legion Post 185. He was a proud member of the Republican Party. He enjoyed photography, genealogy, gardening, nature, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Lea (Turner) Althoff of Fairview; his daughters, Tracy Morris and husband Terry of Garden Grove, California and Lisa Hess and husband Dan of Irvine, California; his mother, Rachel Althoff of Fairview; his brothers, Harry Althoff and wife Ethel of Bear Branch and Carl Althoff and wife Sandy of Fairview; his sister, Barbara Dowdy and husband Bill of Vevay; his grandchildren, William Charles Morris, Kathryn Linnea Morris, Danielle Kylie Hess, and Clayton Garrett Hess; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dallas Ward Althoff; and his sister-in-law, Wilma Althoff.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, June 5th, by Reverend Arnold Cutter at Olive Branch Baptist Church at Bear Branch. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, June 4th, at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Masonic services will be conducted by Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jarrod Hambrick

Jarrod Lee Hambrick, 27, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, May 24th, at University Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born February 10th, 1979, in Madison, the son of Gary Lee Hambrick and Mary Jane “Janey” (Furnish) Peelman. He resided in Switzerland County all his life. He had been employed by the Town of Vevay in the Utilities Department. He was a former maintenance employee for Belterra Casino Resort and Spa, and was a former production maintenance employee for Hilltop Basic Resources in Patriot. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, camping, and music, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his sons.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Gary Lee and Kim Hambrick of East Enterprise; his mother and stepfather, Mary Jane “Janey” and Rick Peelman of Markland; his sons, Alijah Hambrick of Patriot and Jace Hambrick of Patriot; his sisters, Gail Davis and Anissa Hambrick, both of Madison; his half brother, Taylor Hambrick of East Enterprise; his step brothers, Shawn and Mike Bennett and Tony, Kevin and Travis Peelman; his paternal grandparents, Nelson and Louise Hambrick of Fairfield, Ohio; his companion of 12 years, Emily Monjar of Patriot; his companion, Tammy Shelton of Vevay; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Leola Furnish; his paternal grandmother, Leona “Sissy” Madison; and his uncle, Nick Furnish.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 28th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Curtis Hammond

Curtis “Curt” Hammpond, 73, of Madison, passed away Thursday, May 25th, at his home.
He was born May 14th, 1933, in Midway, Indiana, the son of Peter and Mary P. Curtis Hammond, who both preceded him in death. He was a 1951 graduate of Dupont High School and had resided at his home on State Road 250 since the age of six.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on November 30th, 1953, in Louisville, rising to the rank of Private First Class. He served during the Korean War, serving Company M in the 17th Infantry as a radio operator. He was honorably discharged on November 1st, 1955, from Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
He was united in marriage on June 28th, 1959, at the Mount Sterling Baptist Church near Vevay, to Shirley F. Upp. Unto this union three sons arrived to bless their home.
He farmed early in life, later working at the Madison State Hospital in the maintenance department. He also worked for Sears in Bloomington in shipping and receiving for several years. He retired after 33 years of service with Reliance Electric in Madison as a supervisor. He was a member of the Dupont Alumni Association and had served as its president for several years.
He was a faithful member of the Wirt Baptist Church in Wirt, Indiana, serving as a deacon, former trustee, Sunday School teacher, youth leader and moderator. He enjoyed collecting marbles, attending auctions and flea markets and collecting junk. He was a devoted husband, dad, and pa paw.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley F. (Upp) Hammond of Madison; his sons, John Hammond of Salem, Joe Hammond and wife Twila of Holton, and James Hammond and wife Sherri of Dupont; his brothers, Wilbur Hammond and wife Bo of Tuscumbia, Alabama and John Hammond and wife Shelby of Gates, Tennessee; his sister, Miriam Griffith and husband Marvin of Rotunda, Florida; his grandchildren, Courtney Elizabeth, Caitlyn Jo, James Deron and Audrey Grace Hammond; his step-grandchildren, Sean Bird, Ashley and Sarah McCauley; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary P. Curtis Hammond; his sister, Audrey Beach in 1944; and his brother, Earl Hammond in 2004.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 30th, at Wirt Baptist Church by Reverend Troy Hedges. Burial was in Dupont Cemetery with a flag presentation at the graveside. Memorial contributions may b made to the Wirt Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Mary Ann Vernon

Mary Ann (Kelley) Vernon, 71, of Hanover, passed away Tuesday, May 23rd, at his home.
She was born February 26th, 1935, in downtown Madison, the daughter of Emmett and Marie (Hankins) Kelley, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1953 graduate of Madison High School and resided in Madison all her life until moving to Hanover in 1955. She was employed in 1953 with the Jefferson Proving Ground, working as a clerk typist until 1958. She managed the Dairy Queen near Hanover for 10 years and had worked in the bookstore at Hanover College for several years.
She was united in marriage February 12th, 1954, in the St. Mary’s Parsonage to Estel Vernon. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home.
She was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Ladies Euchre Club. She enjoyed watching sports and cooking shows on TV and traveling, flower gardening, taking care of the Hummingbirds and playing euchre.
Survivors include her husband, Estel Vernon of Hanover; her son, Michael Kelly Vernon and wife Carol of Salida, Colorado; her daughter-in-law, Barbara Vernon of Elkhart, Indiana; her brother, Emmett Lee Kelley and wife, Kathleen of Austin, Texas; her sister-in-law, Vivian Kelley of Madison; her grandson, John Kelley “Jake” Vernon of Elkhart; her granddaughter, Kelley Vernon of Salida, Colorado; her nephews and niece, Charlie Deputy, Patrick, Michael, Kevin and Matthew Kelley, Jim Mallon and Theresa Kelley; her great-nephew, Chuck Deputy and wife Laci and family; several other great-nephews; great-nieces, and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Don Kelley; her sisters, Jean Deputy and husband Charles and Estelle Mallon and husband James.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 27th, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison by Reverend John A. Meyer. Burial was in Springdale Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Morgan & Nay Funeral Cenre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Robert Farrell

Robert Cotton “Bob” Farrell, 88, of Madison, passed away Friday, May 26th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born October 24th, 1917, in Jefferson County, the son of McKinley and Dora (Cotton) Farrell, who both preceded him in death. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He had worked at the stone quarry in Cross Plains for several years.
He was united in marriage October 22nd, 1955, to Ruth Berry. Unto this union a daughter and five sons arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include his daughter, Ida Jean Cundiff of Dunnville, Kentucky; his sons, Michael Farrell of Dunnville, Kentucky, Steven Farrell of Dunnville, Kentucky, Dale Farrell, Kenneth Farrell and Robert Farrell, all of Pleasant; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Clair Farrell.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, May 31st, with burial in Zion Cemetery in Bennington. A flag presentation was conducted at the graveside by Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Vevay American Legion Post 185. Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Cemetery. Haskell & 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.