Obituaries for the week of 8-3-06

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Rickie D. Dilts, Jr.

Rickie D. “Cowboy” Dilts, Jr., 31, of near Center Square, passed away Friday, July 28th, from an accidental fall at North American Stainless Steel Company in Ghent, Kentucky, where he was working.
He was born November 2nd, 1974, in Lawrenceburg, the son of Rickie D. and Brenda (Ballard) Dilts, Sr. He resided in Wildwood, Florida for 13 years and was a 1993 honors graduate of Wildwood High School.
He was united in marriage to Tinna A. Ketterer on October 29th, 1994, in Ghent. Unto this union a daughter and a son arrived to bless their home.
They moved back to Switzerland County in January, 1999. He began a career as an ironworker, pipefitter and rigger with United Industrial Piping, now known as United Group Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had been employed by them for a total of seven years. He worked for one year for Artisan Mechanic in Cincinnati.
He was raised a Southern Baptist and attended Dean Memorial United Methodist Church near Worthville, Kentucky. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, NASCAR, reading, four-wheeling, camping, and being a dad. He was a great friend to many and knew how to be a friend. He cared deeply for his family and friends. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He will be greatly missed by his family and all of his friends.
Survivors include his wife, Tinna A. (Ketterer) Dilts of Vevay; his daughter, Rebecca L. Dilts of Vevay; his son, Levi N. Dilts of Vevay; his parents, Rickie D. and Brenda (Ballard) Dilts, Sr., of Florence; his brothers, Kyle W. Dilts and wife Samantha of Florence, Kentucky, and Trent J. Dilts and wife Danielle of Florence, Kentucky; his grandmother, Mary Evelyn Murphy of Dillsboro; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy Dilts and Norman and Mary Lou Ballard.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Florence Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Dilts Children Education Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Attison F. Wolfe

Attison F. “Shot” Wolfe, 82, of Pleasant, passed away Friday, July 28th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born January 9th, 1924, in Elsmere, Kentucky, the son of Everett and Lucy (Baker) Wolfe, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Boone County, Kentucky, on the family farm. He had resided in Switzerland County since May, 1961. He was a 1942 graduate of Boone County High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, rising to the rank of Private First Class and was honorably discharged on December 23rd, 1949.
He was united in marriage to Mabel L. Lawson on August 18th, 1960, in Richmond, Indiana. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless heir home.
He was a farmer where he milked cows and raised tobacco, hay, corn, soybeans and hogs. Earlier in life he was also a pipeline engineer for 12 years for the Mid-Valley Pipeline in Ohio. He was a member of the Florence Christian Church in Florence, Kentucky. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and all types of sports.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel L. Wolfe of Pleasant; his son, Phillip Matthew Wolfe and wife Christine of Canaan; his daughter, Susan Lynne Wade and husband Christopher of Hanover; his grandchildren, Melinda, Michelle, Jessica and Paige; his great-granddaughter, Haleigh Morgan; his great-grandson, Blake Andrew; his brother, Paul Wolfe of Boone County, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, J.B., Donald and James Wolfe; and his sister, Faye Wagner.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 2nd, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by the honor guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 396. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Diane L. Woodruff

Diane L. Woodruff, 52, of Vevay, passed away Saturday, July 29th, at her home.
She was born October 1st, 1953, in Batesville, the daughter of James and Ruth (Holt) Johnson. She attended Aurora High School. She was a laundry worker for Grand Victoria Hotel & Casino in Rising Sun.
On September 9th, 1973, she married Gary Woodruff, who survives.
Other survivors include her son, Dylan Woodruff of Vevay; her daughters, Debbie Gregory of Dillsboro, Angela McNeely of Moores Hill, Sara Gillenwater of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Chrystal Hardin of Moores Hill, and Leah Woodruff of Vevay; her brothers, Mike Johnson of Aurora and Clarence McCool of Covington, Kentucky; her sisters, Susan Pope and Sharon Smith, both of Aurora, and JoAnn Couch of Moores Hill; and her grandchildren, Kayla Probst, Jessica Gregory, Jamie Gregory, Caleb Gregory, Kirsten McNeely, Lauren McNeely, Sydney Gillenwater, Lilly Gillenwater, Jarrett Hardin, and Chelsie Hardin.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, August 2nd, by Pastor Melvin Barrows at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Enterprise Fire Department or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

James Mark Daugherty

James Mark Daugherty, 43, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Friday, July 28th, at Mercy Hospital in Western Hills, Cincinnati.
He was born Monday, December 3rd, 1962, in Lawrenceburg, the son of Gene “Buck” and Charlotte (Moorehead) Daugherty. He worked as a graphic artist for Cincinnati Precision Plate.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Daugherty; his mother, Charlotte Daugherty of Lawrenceburg; his son, Seth, and daughter, Emily Daugherty, both at home; his brothers, Chad Daugherty of Fairfield, Ohio and Tim Daugherty of Greendale; and his uncle, Wayne Daugherty and wife Janet of Vevay.
He was preceded in death by his father, Buck Daugherty.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 1st, at St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross with Father William Marks officiating. Interment followed in the Gibson Cemetery in Bright. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation. Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Inc., of Lawrenceburg was in charge of arrangements.

Rosalee Graves

Rosalee Graves, 81, of Hanover, passed away Friday, July 28th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born January 17th, 1925, in Delaware County, Indiana, the daughter of Ila C. and Veda Marie (Snider) Marks. She was a 1943 graduate of Muncie Central High School. She was a former secretary for GMAC Financing, Production Credit Services and Indianapolis Life Insurance Company. She was a member of the former Madison Country Club and National Secretaries Association. She was active in the Gamma Unit of Tri Kappa Sorority where she was serving as president. She was also a past vice president and treasurer of Tri Kappa.
On April 27th, 1946, she married Noel S. Graves, who survives.
Other survivors include her daughter, Ann Graves of Dillsboro; her son, David L. Graves of Homer Glen, Illinois; her grandchildren, John Graves and Jennifer Rada; her great-grandchildren, Alyssa Rada and Kyle Rada; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Gail Manor; her brothers, Paul and Raymond Marks; and her daughter-in-law, Christine Hill Graves.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 31st, by Reverend Marc Hays at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to King’s Daughters’ Hospital Memorial Fund or to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.