Obituaries for the week of 6/8/06


Virginia Mallory

Virginia Margaret (Thornton) Mallory, 85, of Dillsboro, formerly of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, June 7th, at Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Tedmund A. Staigl

Tedmund A. Staigl, 53, of Newport, Vermont, formerly of Vevay, passed away suddenly Sunday, June 4th, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
He was born September 18th, 1952, the son of the late Frank and Edna (Falk) Staigl, Sr. In the mid-1970s he received a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. After graduating he was employed for Rescare in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was vice president of development.
Ted Staigl and Michael Strait shared a loving relationship for 17 years and on January 22nd, 2002, they were married by civil union. Together they started Mike and Ted’s Excellent Video Adventures in Vevay, as well as other places in Indiana, and also a Blockbuster Video in Morrisville, Vermont.
He enjoyed long Sunday drives and taking weekend trips. He and Michael Strait were avid skiers and workout partners. His nieces and nephews were an important part of his life as were his Mom and Dad when they were alive. He built a huge e-Bay business out of his hobby of selling off unneeded household items. He lived life to the fullest and never wasted a minute of it.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Edna Berlier, Frank Staigl, Jr., Mary Lou Berlier, Gary Staigl, and Kevin Staigl, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; his aunt, Cecilia Falk of Rising Sun; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends in social organizations.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, June 11th, at the Curtis-Britch Memorial Chapel, 37 Lake Road, Newport, Vermont. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 12th, at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line, Vermont with Reverend Carole Martignacco officiating. Interment will follow at the Lake Road Cemetery in Newport Center. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial contributions made to Lambda Legal, 120 Wall Street, Suite 1500, New York, NY 10005-3905.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Ware

Deborah K. (Harmon) Ware, 48, of Patriot, passed away Thursday, June 1st, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born March 4th, 1958, in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, the daughter of Robert and Evelyn (Campbell) Harmon, who both preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and her flowers.
Survivors include her husband, Jackie W. Ware of Patriot; her son, Michael Robert Kier of Patriot; her daughter, Lory Kier of Patriot; her sister, Beulah Abbott of Shelbyville, Kentucky; her brother, Bobby Harmon of Trimble County, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 6th, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Wanda Colen

Wanda “June” Colen, 70, of Aurora, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, June 3rd, at her home.
She was born June 10th, 1935, in Rising Sun, the daughter of Charles Frank and Emilie Marie (Scherer) Baker. She was a homemaker and retired receptionist for Ohio County Tourism in Rising Sun. She was a member of the Rising Sun First Baptist Church.
On April 18th, 1952, she married Clifford Colen, who died April 15th, 2002.
Survivors include her sons, Gordon Colen of Quercus Grove, Mike Colen of Aurora, and David Colen of Rising Sun; her daughters, Marilyn Watkins and husband Pat of Rising Sun, Sherry Shamburger and husband Bill of Rising Sun, Mary “Cricket” Colen of Lawrenceburg, and Jamie Stegemiller and husband Jeff of Rising Sun; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Brian “Buzz” Colen; her grandson, Nicholas Kelly; her brothers, Stewart, Harris, Clarence and Winfred “Windy” Baker; and her sisters, Romana Burgess, Virginia Bovard and Vera Baker.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 7th, by Pastor Artie Privett at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun First Baptist Church, Rising sun First United Church of Christ, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

William Fulton

William Fulton, 80, of Cincinnati passed away Thursday, May 31st, in Cincinnati.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a dedicated Cincinnati Reds baseball fan.
Survivors include his children, Gerald, James and William Fulton and Nancy Hellman; and his grandchildren, Stephanie Fulton, Rachel and Erica Hellmann and Tazz and August Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae (Meyer) Fulton; and his son, Michael.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 2nd, at the Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home in Reading, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, c/o Bethesda Foundation, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.