Obituaries for the week of 6/29/2006

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Walter Hunt

Walter Hunt, 84, of Allensville Road, near East Enterprise, passed away Tuesday, June 27th, at his home.
He was born June 3rd, 1922, in Garrett County, Kentucky, the son of Purda and Avrilla Beatrice (Kidd) Hunt, Sr., who both preceded him in death. He spent his early life in Kentucky, moving to Switzerland County in 1934. He resided on Boone Robinson Road near Patriot, where he farmed for many years. He enjoyed raising cattle, milking cows, raising tobacco and hay. He moved to Allensville in 1995 and enjoyed spending time with his nephew and niece, Wayne and Kathy Hunt. He enjoyed his John Deere tractor and keeping his yard and garden in perfect condition.
Survivors include his nephew and niece who cared for him, Wayne and Kathy Hunt of Bennington; his sisters, Emma June Agnew and husband Ted of Paradise, California, Mary Frances Brown and husband Meredith of Vidallia, Mississippi, Ora Lee Schwade and husband Loren of Seymour, and Ann Combs and husband Loren of Deerfield, Kansas; his brothers, Bernie Hunt and wife Gladys of Florence, Purda Hunt, Jr., of Dillsboro, and Clarence Hunt and wife Ramona of Vevay; his sisters-in-law, Janet Hunt of Palmyra, Indiana, Juanita Hunt of Florence, and Betty Hunt of Markland; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Fred, Doug, Ernest and J.W. Hunt.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Howard Wade at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1st, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Liberty Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ethel S. Boggs

Ethel S. (Lewis) Boggs, 104, of Vevay, passed away Monday, June 26th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay.
She was born July 12th, 1901, in Owen County, Kentucky, the daughter of Guy and Emma (Stephenson) Lewis, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Kentucky, moving to the Vevay community in 1955. She was a cook for the old Swiss Inn in Vevay for several years and had cooked at Ma Burnett’s Restaurant in Vevay and for Nan Krummel. She was a homemaker and devoted wife. She enjoyed socializing with her many friends and neighbors. She enjoyed cooking and preparing delicious meals for her nieces, nephews and friends.
She was a faithful member of the Spring Branch Baptist Church near Vevay and attended the Switzerland Baptist Church. She enjoyed both Missionary Circles at the church. She was a member of the Switzerland County Farm Bureau and enjoyed attending the meetings. After she was no longer able to live alone she moved to Swiss Villa Living Center and enjoyed the staff and residents.
She was united in marriage to Claude Russell Boggs on December 21st, 1921, in Ghent, Kentucky, who died October 5th, 1979.
Survivors include her nephews and nieces who cared for her: Larry Boggs and wife Janet of Vevay, Jerry Boggs and wife Linda of Bonita Springs, Florida, Allen Ball of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Guy Prentice O’Neal of Louisville, Wayne Lewis of Ghent, Kentucky; her niece, Dawn Boggs Elston and husband Dillion of Anderson; several great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John, bill and Joe Lewis; and her sisters, Nellie Lewis, Carrie Brock, Bessie E. O’Neal and Nannie B. Ball.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 28th, by Pastor Rick Daugherty and Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Branch Baptist Church.

Janet M. Jordan

Janet M. (Widmeyer) Jordan, 63, of Cross Plains, passed away Sunday, June 25th, at The Waters Dillsboro-Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
She was born October 8th, 1942, in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Ed and Genevieve (Bolser) Widmeyer, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in the Hamilton community and was a graduate of Taft High School Class of 1962. She was a former certified nursing assistant with Lockstones in Hamilton where she had worked for 17 years.
She resided in the Cross Plains neighborhood since 1981. She was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 and a faithful member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant. She was a loving mother and devoted grandma. She has been in ill health the past two and one-half months.
Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer Jordan and fiance Rex McNutt of Henderson, Nevada; her granddaughter, Haylie Marie; her brothers, Ronald Widmeyer of West Chester, Ohio, and George Widmeyer of Mason, Ohio; two nieces; and other relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1st, by Reverends Dewayne Slusher and Ron Lee at Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant. Burial will be in Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay from 5-8 Friday, June 30th, and Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 services will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brushy Fork Baptist Church.

Linda L. Cunningham

Linda L. (O’Connor) Cunningham, 58, of Vevay, passed away Friday, June 23rd, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born November 27th, 1947, in Rising Sun, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Graves) O’Connor, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Ohio County and attended school there.
She was united in marriage June 24th, 1966, in Patriot, the daughter of Stanley Wayne Cunningham. Unto this union two daughters and one son arrived to bless their home.
She resided in the Vevay community the past 20 years. She was employed earlier in life for the Terrace View Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg as a certified nursing assistant. She had worked the past eight years for Campbell-Hausfeld in Harrison, Ohio, as a welder. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She most enjoyed having her home full of family and grandchildren. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles and going to yard sales. She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Rising Sun.

Neely Scudder

Neely Scudder, 78, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 25th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was born June 3rd, 1928, in Switzerland County, the son of Neely and Arizona (Colen) Scudder, Sr. He was a graduate of Vevay High School, Class of 1946. He was a self-employed carpenter. He previously owned and operated the Dearborn Floral Shop and the Guilford Grocery Store. He was a member of the Lawrenceburg Bass Club.
On November 6th, 1948, he married Helen Rose, who survives.
Other survivors include his sons, Dennis Scudder and wife Jan of Bright, Indiana, Doug Scudder and wife Karen of Carmel, Indiana, Dewayne Scudder and Deron Scudder, both of Lawrenceburg; his sisters, Delores Tague and husband Jim of Vevay and Lorraine Weber of Dumfries, Virginia; his grandchildren, Jeremey, Derek, Logan and Gunnar Scudder; and his great-granddaughter, Jayden Scudder.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Wilbur Scudder; and his sisters, Maxine Weaver, Leo Dunning, Helen Wise and Muriel Sigmon.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, June 28th, by Brother Greg Matthew with burial in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Hunt

Mildred Frances (Hiles) Hunt, 78, of Madison, passed away Monday, June 19th, at Hickory Creek of Madison.
She was born April 15th, 1928, in Scott County, Kentucky, the daughter of Earl Scott and Annabelle (Dixon) Hiles, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in the Georgetown, Walton and Verona, Kentucky area.
She was united in marriage in 1946, to Robert F. Whitson, Sr., who died in 1989. She was later married in 1958, to William Ernest Dunn, who died February 14th, 1981. She was married February 23rd, 1984, to Reginald Hunt, who died in 1997.
She had resided in Madison the past 40 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was employed as a cook at the old Briar Patch Restaurant, Douglas’s Restaurant, Fiesta Restaurant and the Hillside Inn, for may years. She enjoyed cooking, caring for her grandchildren, socializing with her friends and her Chihuahua, “Killer.” She also had been a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge, Auxiliary of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Madison Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She had been in ill health since 2001.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ann Gordon Chambers and husband Robert of Milan and Diane Frances Vest of Moores Hill; her sons, Jeffrey Whitson and wife Charlotte of Indianapolis, Joe Whitson and wife Rose of Jeffersonville, Charles Dunn of Scottsburg, and William Dunn and wife Deanna of Versailles; her stepdaughter, Joyce Moss of Indianapolis and Connie Lamb of Hanover; her sister, Peggy Newby of Union, Kentucky; her brother, Eugene Hiles of Carrollton, Kentucky; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was also preceded by her daughter, Earnestine Dunn; her sons, Robert F. Whitson, Jr., May 3rd, 2004, Mitchell H. “Mitch” Whitson on July 9th, 2004; her granddaughter, Margo Elaine Melton on April 17th, 2004; her great-granddaughter, Shey Elaine Melton on April 18th, 2004; her sister, Alice Tackett; her brother, Junior Hiles; and her stepson, Philip Whitson.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 22nd, by Pastor Joel Almaroad at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.