Obituaries for the week of 8/18/2005

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May Valentine

May Margaret (Raggett) Valentine, 78, of near Pleasant, passed away Sunday, August 14th, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie following a brief illness.
She was born in Salford, England, near Manchester, on October 29th, 1926, the daughter of George Elvin and Hannah Downs Raggett, who both preceded her in death. She was a high school graduate in Manchester, England and had served in the Women’s Land Army in England during World War II.
She was united in marriage to Lloyd L. Valentine on February 26th, 1948, in Cumberland, Maryland. Unto this union one son and two daughters arrived to bless their home. They returned to Switzerland County and she had resided there the past 58 years.
She worked as a Compton operator for Goldsmith’s of Manchester, England before coming to the United States. She worked at the Dark Horse Restaurant in Madison for several years, and then began working at the Switzerland County High School cafeteria. She later transferred to the Switzerland County Elementary School near East Enterprise and worked in the cafeteria there for several years.
She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, watching the wildlife on the farm and having coffee with her friends. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of England and attended the former Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church near Pleasant after moving to Switzerland County.
Survivors include her son, Barry Valentine and wife Cheryl of Fairview; her daughters, June Armstrong and husband William of Muncie and Sharon Mynsberge and husband Scott of Farmland, Indiana; her grandchildren, Christopher and Cari Armstrong, Kelly Valentine, Nicholas, Jordan and Evan Mynsberge; her great-grandson, Carson Millspaugh; her sisters, Frances Beach of Bury, England and Doris Stocks of Manchester, England; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Raymond and Hazel Elston of Shelby, North Carolina; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd L. Valentine on July 11th, 1998; her grandson, Chad Keith Valentine on May 24th, 1991; her sisters, Alma Caldwell, Lily Denbow and Elsie Stocks; and her brothers, George and Harry Raggett.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Arnold Cutter at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in the Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chad Valentine Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society, Switzerland County Chapter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Olive Green

Olive Frances (Baatz) Green, 73, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, August 11th, at her home after a brief illness.
She was born January 19th, 1932, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Glen H. and Opal D. Lee Baatz. She was raised in Switzerland County, residing there nearly all her life and at Mount Sterling since 1969.
She was united in marriage to Arthur “Buddy” Green on October 8th, 1949, in Vevay by Reverend Walter Peters. Unto this union one daughter and two sons arrived to bless the home.
She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker all her life. She loved to fish, hunt bittersweet and mushrooms. She loved to play cards and socialize. She was a loving grandma and great-grandma. She was raised in the Plum Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Mount Sterling Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur “Buddy” Green of Mount Sterling; her daughter, Kathy Burton and husband Jim of Moorefield; her sons, Larry Michael Green and wife Frances of Madison and Richard L. Green of Vevay; her sisters, Reva Lee Garrett and husband William of Shelbyville, Ramona Miller of Allensville, and Gloria McFadden of Shelbyville; her brothers, Loyd Baatz and wife Janet of Center Square and Bob Baatz of Vevay; her grandchildren, Michael Green, Julie Green, Pennie Rabe, Shawn Green, and Gary T. Jones; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Mary Etta Helton.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 14th, by Reverend Mike Sawalich at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn County Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Bill Owings

Edward William “Bill” Owings, 80, of near Pleasant, passed away Friday, August 12th, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
He was born March 17th, 1925, in Switzerland County, near Pleasant, the son of Everett Wesley and Hattie Ryan Owings. He was a 1943 graduate of Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on June 16th, 1943, rising to the rank of Apprentice Seaman. He was honorably discharged at Great Lakes, Illinois.
He was united in marriage to Roberta Lee Smith on May 17th, 1947, in Patriot. He was a farmer all his life near Pleasant and enjoyed raising cattle and hunting. He was a school bus driver for 30 years with the Switzerland County School Corporation. He was a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church and was a former board member of the Pleasant Cemetery Association.
He received the Silver Star award from the Switzerland County Soil and Water Conservation District for farming. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a good neighbor and friend with a kind heart and smile. He will be sadly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Lee Owings of near Pleasant; his daughter, Nancy Mobrley and husband Darrell of Milan; his sons, Kenn Owings and wife Joyce of Madison and Bob Owings and wife Kathy of Vevay; his sister, Ada Mae McClellan of Roswell, Georgia; his grandchildren, Sarah, Kenny, Tanner, Amanda, Evan and Ryan; his great-granddaughter, Zoe McMahan; his great-grandson, Reed Mason Day; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Hattie Werner, Gwendolyn Jean Owings, Anna Belle Elston and Mary Alice Garriott; and his brother, Charles Owings.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 17th, by Reverends Ron Lee and Tom Rogers at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in the Pleasant Cemetery with a flag presentation at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brushy Fork Baptist Church or the Pleasant Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

David Pritchard

David Michael Prit chard, 59, of Versailles, passed away Friday, August 12th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born May 19th, 1946, in Indianapolis, the son of Albert and Anna Mae (Schenck) Pritchard. He was a retired paramedic and was a member of the Versailles Community Church.
Survivors include his sons, Michael William Pritchard and wife Tammy of Denver, Colorado, and John Phillip Pritchard and wife Stacey of Vevay; his daughter, Sarah Marie Troxel and husband Jerry of Milan; and his grandchildren, Rachael Sue Troxel, Rebekah Ann Troxel, Jeremey Owen Troxel and Jonathon Gabriel Troxel; and his brothers, Dwaine Pritchard of Montana, Robert Pritchard of Arkansas, William Pritchard of Missouri and Daniel Pritchard of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Larry Pritchard.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 16th, by Pastor Karen Clayton at the Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial was in the Laughery Cemetery in Batesville. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.

Steven McHenry

Steven Wayne McHenry, 50, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, August 9th, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born October 2nd, 1954, in Batesville, the son of Robert McHenry and Janet (Fisk) Lawless. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1972. He was the owner of the Coachlight Inn in Aurora and was a boilermaker superintendent.
He was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ, Aurora and Lawrenceburg Eagles, and the Lawrenceburg Sons of the American Legion.
Survivors include his mother, Janet Lawless; his special friend, Kathy Whitham of Aurora; his son, Steven McHenry and wife Sarah of New Castle, Kentucky; his stepson, Tony Whitham; his daughter, Misty McHenry of East Enterprise; his stepdaughter, Kendra Whitham; his brother, Jeff McHenry and wife Lori of Rising Sun; and his sister, Marilyn Craig and husband Kerry of Quercus Grove; and his grandchildren, Makenzi, Landon, Destiny, Tanner, Madison, and Bailey.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 13th, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jessie Powell

Jessie Carter Powell, 80, of Milan, passed away Monday, August 15th, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
She was born October 11th, 1924, in Louisville, the daughter of Renzie and Ruth (Carter) Powell. She was a homemaker and member of Milan Baptist Church.
Survivors include her brother, Renzie Powell and wife Elva of Quercus Grove and Herbert Powell of Shelbyville, Kentucky; her sister, Bertha Caldwell and husband Paul of Greendale, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 17th, by Reverend Harris Long at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Custer Cemetery in Custer, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ripley Crossing Activity Fund or the Milan Baptist Church.