Obituaries for the week of 6/15/2006


Bonnie L. Chapman

Bonnie L. Chapman, 63, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, June 8th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born Friday, December 25th, 1942, in Indiana, the daughter of Harry Lee Crume and Emma Chapman. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Sparta Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Emma Mae (Crume) Chapman of Sparta, Kentucky; her son, Marc T. Chapman of Independence, Kentucky; her daughter, Becky Howard of Sparta, Kentucky; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Chapman; and her father, Harry Lee Crume.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 12th, at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona, Kentucky. Burial was in the Owenton (Kentucky) I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center, P.O. Box 135, Vevay, IN 47043 or Sparta Baptist Church, 138 Hwy. 467, Sparta, KY 41086.

Mary Ann Scudder

Mary Ann (Cook) Scudder, 76, of Quercus Grove, passed away Friday, June 9th, at Mercy Franciscan Hospital Western Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was born June 18th, 1929, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Harold and Mildred (Pease) Cook. She was a homemaker and graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1947. She was a member of Quercus Grove Methodist Church.
On February 17th, 1947, she married Delbert E. Scudder, who died December 20th, 1990.
Survivors include her daughter, Delberta Hamilton and husband David of Rising Sun; her sons, Dale Scudder and wife Sandy and Randy Scudder and wife Rita, all of Rising Sun, Dennis Scudder and wife Vickie of Bright, and Duane Scudder and wife Tina of Quercus Grove; her brothers, William “Willie” Cook and wife Shirley of East Enterprise and Harold Cook and wife Lois of Sellersburg; her sisters, Donna Johnson and husband Ernie of Rising Sun and Janet Boggs and husband Larry of Vevay; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 12th, by Reverends Frank Forthman and Alice Crawford at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in East View Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Health Department, Rising Sun Fire Department, or the Rising Sun Life Squad.

Virginia Mallory

Virginia Margaret (Thornton) Mallory, 85, of Dillsboro, formerly of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, June 7th, at The Waters Dillsboro-Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
She was born May 14th, 1921, in Shelby County, Kentucky, the daughter of Lowry and Hattie (Sullivan) Thornton, who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and farm wife all of her life. She enjoyed sewing and knitting. She was a devoted, caring wife, mother and grandmother. She resided in Switzerland County most of her life. She was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield and taught Sunday School there and attended the Women’s Missionary Circle.
She was united in marriage March 19th, 1935, in Frankfort, Kentucky, to Howard C. Mallory. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include her son, Howard Junior Mallory and wife Dorothy of Dillsboro; her sister, Ama Fleek of North Bend, Ohio; her grandchildren, Steven Mallory and wife Carolyn, Mike Mallory, and Lisa Kirk and husband Randy; her great-grandchildren, Amy, Kristina, Tyler and Stephanie; and her great-great-grandson, Layden Canary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard C. Mallory on December 12th, 1999; her infant brother; and her sisters, Louise Thornton and Lena Connolly.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 10th, by Pastor Leon Walters at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Run Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Fleta Sprinkle

Fleta Mary (Andrew) Sprinkle, 90, of Milan, formerly of Mount Sterling, Indianapolis and Jeffersonville, passed away Saturday, June 10th, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
She was born October 4th, 1915, on the Andrew farm near Vevay, the daughter of Clair Craig and Katie (Pickett) Andrew. She was a 1935 graduate of Vevay High School and became a beauty operator, owning and operating her own shop, known as Fleta’s Beauty Shoppe in Indianapolis for several years.
She was united in marriage September 23rd, 1940, in Brooksville, Kentucky, to William Emil Sprinkle. They shared nearly 60 wonderful years together until his death on September 7th, 2000.
After selling the shop, she was an operator at the H.P. Wasson & William H. Blocks Beauty Shops. Growing tired of the hard work, she went to work at the Western Electric Corporation, retiring on March 21st, 1971, after 20 years of service to the company. After retirement, she came home to Vevay to build her dream home for her and her husband Emil. They took her only aunt, Golda Thiebaud, in to live with them until her Auntie passed away 12 1/2 years later.
She and her husband were devoted companions, each living for the other. She was past president of the Three G’s Club in Indianapolis, was a charter member of the Western Electric Pin Club, member of Bennington Order of the Eastern Star No. 407, Pioneers Club of the Western Electric, Eggleston Club of Vevay, and Vevay Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed sewing and making things.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Stanley and Paul Andrew.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, June 13th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Bennington Order of Eastern Star No. 407 conducted services Tuesday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Linda Gray

Linda Rose (Randall) Gray, 59, of Madison, passed away Monday, June 12th, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born December 26th, 1946, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Robert Randall and Cora Bell Sedam Chambers, who both preceded her in death. She resided all of her life in Jefferson County and enjoyed sewing, taking care of her grandchildren, watching TV, gardening, playing bingo and traveling.
She had farmed early in life and later was employed with King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison as a housekeeper. She also worked for Conn Organ Company, Ryker’s Ridge School cafeteria, Dieken’s Bakery, Perry & Dunbar Drug Store, and last, at the Madison State Hospital as a switchboard operator.
She enjoyed membership in the Auxiliary of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. She was a 4-H leader for the Jefferson County 4-H and had just received her Diamond Award Pin for 20 years of service. She was a member of the Brooksburg Baptist Church and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Madison.
Survivors include her sons, Jason Lee Gray of Madison, Michael Allen Gray and wife Robin of Vevay; her sisters, Janet Bird and husband Paul of Madison, Wanda Jackson of Hanover, Nancy Simmons and husband Tommy of Madison, Roberta Rousch and husband Jim of Columbus, and Donna Wood and husband Paul of Hanover; her brothers, Melvin Randall and wife Debbie of Madison, Paul Randall and wife Avanel of Hanover, Ernie Owen and wife Betty of Lexington, Indiana, and John Owen and wife Marilyn of Madison; her grandchildren, Landon Michael Gray, Samantha Jo Gray and Constance Tandy; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Glenna Skirvin; and her brother, Robert “Duke” Randall.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16th, by Pastor Steve Perry at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in the Carmel Cemetery in Hanover. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday) and Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Linda Rose Gray Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at