Obituaries for the week of 7/28/05


Donald King

Donald “Don” King, 77, of near Vevay passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack Monday, July 18th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born March 23rd, 1928, in Switzerland County, the son of Daniel Canada “Dan” and Dorothy Cotton (Monroe) King. He had resided in the Lamb community since 1947. He was the owner and operator of The King Museum at Lamb with his late wife Bonnie.
He was united in marriage to Bonnie Mae Runner of Cross Plains on May 29th, 1982, on the family farm. They enjoyed 21 years of marriage together until her sudden death on March 8th, 2003.
He was a great sculptor and wood carver, a true artisan. He loved poetry and could recite many poems and stories. After Bonnie’s death Don was lovingly cared for by Judi and Andy Waddell. They adopted him as their grandfather and have provided for him until his death. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Lamb and had enjoyed his farm.
Survivors include his granddaughter and grandson, Judi and Andy Waddell of Lamb; his best friends, Delbert Devers of Columbus and Paul Fritch of Cleves, Ohio; and his close friends, Momma Rae and Brother Joe.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, William and Paul King.
Private funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 20th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at

Harry E. Walton, Jr.

Harry E. “Rusty” Walton, Jr., 59, of near Aberdeen passed away Thursday, July 21st, at his home.
He was born October 30th, 1945, in Milan, the son of Harry E. and Norma (Holdcraft) Walton, Sr. He was the owner-operator of NAPA auto parts store in Rising Sun. He enjoyed farming. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1965. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59, Disabled American Veterans, VFW, and Vietnam Veterans of Aurora.
On January 8th, 1971, he married Patricia LaVelle, who survives.
Other survivors include his sons, Harry E. Walton and fiancee Makki Beckett of Rising Sun and Joeseph Walton and wife Carrie of Bennington; his brothers, David Walton of Rising Sun and Norman Walton of Bennington; his sisters, Linda Keith of East Enterprise and Norma Land of Rising Sun; and his granddaughter, Lacey Walton.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 25th, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Life Squad.

Marcia Roberts

Marcia Kay (Kirkpatrick) Roberts, 62, of Richmond, passed away Friday, July 22nd.
She was born April 13th, 1943, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Marvin Edward and Helen Aneta (Markland) Kirkpatrick. Marcia attended school in Rising Sun and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ball State University. She taught school for 36 years in Union County Schools in Liberty, Indiana, retiring in 2000. She was active in school and community activities.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bible Study Fellowship, Union County Retired Teachers, Ladies Elks 18-Hold Golf Association and Richmond Women’s Golf Association. She enjoyed her family, friends, reading, golfing, classic cars, and was a NASCAR fan.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Wayne Roberts, to whom she was married May 29th, 1970; her daughter, Sara Roberts of Richmond; her stepdaughters, Lori Roberts of Richmond and Roxanne McCormick of Kissimmee, Florida; her parents; her brothers, Raymond Kirkpatrick and wife Mary Lou of Rising Sun and Kenneth Kirkpatrick and wife Linda of Rising Sun; her sisters, Jean Woodfill and husband Roger of Lawrenceburg and Mary Lou Bowman and husband Denny of Rising Sun; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 25th, by Reverends Phil Hodgkin and James Spon at First Baptist Church in Richmond. Burial was in Spring Lawn Cemetery. Doan & Mills Funeral Home of Richmond was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Prayer Quilt Ministry, 1601 South A St., Richmond, IN 47374, or the Marcia Roberts Leadership Award, Union County Foundation, 404 Eaton, Liberty, IN 47353.

James Givan

James Howard Givan, 70, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, July 26th, in Cincinnati.
He was born Thursday, December 20th, 1934, in Sparta, Indiana, the son of the late Robert and Cecil (Green) Givan. He retired after 40 years of service at Anchor Glass Manufacturing Company. He was a former Boy Scout Leader of Troop #635.
Survivors include his wife, Emily H. Givan of Aurora; his sons, Terry Givan of Rising Sun and Jamie Givan of Greendale; his daughters, Peggy Givan Dean of Aurora, Nancy McKibbin and Patty Geraghty of Seattle, Washington; his brother, David Givan of Sparta, Indiana; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted by Bill Mittendorf Friday, July 29th, at 10 a.m. (slow time) at Rullman Hunger Denney Funeral Home in Aurora. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in Aurora. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. (slow time) today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Sparta Baptist Church or Charity of the donor’s choice. Visit: