Obituaries for the week of 8/31/06


Lucille Holt

Lucille (Cheever) Roberts Holt, 86, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away Thursday, August 24th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born June 30th, 1920, in Vevay, the daughter of Charles E. and Irene (Dufour) Cheever, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1938 graduate of Vevay High School.
She was united in marriage to Loren E. Roberts on February 3rd, 1939. Unto this union four daughters arrived to bless their home. He passed away July 24th, 1977. She was later united in marriage to Fred L. Holt on March 11th, 1998, in Madison.
She was a retired dispatcher for waste management for the City of Louisville, Kentucky, retiring in 1986. She co-owned Roberts’ Grocery in Vevay for 18 years and had also worked for one and one-half years at Jefferson Proving Ground during the construction phase. She resided in Vevay until 1968, moving to Louisville and residing there until 1996. She had resided in Madison since 1998.
She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was an inactive member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority in Vevay. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison and was a former member of Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles, square dancing and dances and sewing.
Survivors include her husband, Fred L. Holt of Madison; her daughters, Linda Roberts Sauers and husband Fred of Chicago, Illinois, Judy Ellegood and husband Tom of Columbus, and Vicki Hull and husband Cliff of Surry, Maine; her grandchildren, Jennifer Ellegood Robinson, Brett Kuchenbrod, Tyler Hull and Casey Hull; her great-grandchildren, Luke and Cole Robinson; her stepsons, Robert E. Holt of Destin, Florida and Fred L. Holt III of Louisville; her stepdaughter, Peggy Campbell of Louisville; nine step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Lois Rosenberger of Vevay; her niece, Lisa Rosenberger; and two great-nieces.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Marcia Ann Roberts Crabtree on July 31st, 1998; her brother-in-law, Max Rosenberger; and her nephew, Gary Rosenberger.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 28th, by Reverend Roger Parrott at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Rustin Lewis

Rustin Ray Lewis, 23, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, August 23rd, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born September 20th, 1982, in Madison, the son of Roger L. Lewis and Patricia L. “Patty” Helton Lewis. He was raised in Madison and Trimble County, Kentucky, residing all of his life in this area. He was a 2001 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He attended the Baptist Church earlier in life. He enjoyed having a good time, hanging out with his friends, riding four-wheelers and dirt bikes. He was last employed with M & M Towing in maintenance. He formerly worked for King’s Daughters’ Hospital dietary department and Madison Precision as a machinist. He was involved in a motorcycle accident on July 7th, 2006, on Olive Branch Road and died due to his severe head injuries.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 26th, by Pastor David Brown at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rustin R. Lewis Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Dr. Larry W. Turner

Dr. Larry W. Turner, 51, husband of Lois Turner, died Sunday, August 27th, of injuries sustained in a plane crash in Lexington, Kentucky.
He was born December 18th, 1954, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Roy O. and Martha Turner, and was a native of Rising Sun. He was Associate Dean for Extension and Director of the Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky, leading a statewide staff of over 1,000 people.
He received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in agricultural engineering from Purdue University in 1976 and 1978, and his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Kentucky. He joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering in 1984, serving as chairman of the department from 1999-2001. He is the author of over 240 publications, including 36 referred journal articles, papers, extension publications and materials.
He was a visiting scientist at the Silsoe Research Institute in Bedfordshire, England in 1992-93. He received many honors and awards throughout his career, including the ASAE National Engineering Achievement Young Extension Educator Award. He was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church in Lexington, and most recently was a member of its lead team. He also served on the board of directors of the UK Wesley Foundation. He was a member of many professional organizations.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Molly and Amy; his son, Clay; his mother, Martha Turner of Rising Sun; his sister, Marilyn Fox and husband Sam of Rising Sun; and his brother, Wayne Turner and wife Karen of Indianapolis.
Visitation will be tonight (Thursday) from 5-9 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3801 Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, and a memorial service will be held Friday, September 1st, at 1 p.m. at Southland Christian Church, 5001 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery at a pending date and time.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Dr. Larry W. Turner Scholarship and Extension Development Memorial Fund, UK College of Agriculture, Office for Advancement, N212 Ag Science Building, Lexington, KY 40546, the Northwest Christian Haiti Mission Medical Fund, P.O. Box 829, Versailles, KY 40383, or the Rising Sun United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 110 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road in Lexington, Kentucky is handling the arrangements.

Mary Jo Walter
Sara Lyn Walter

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family for Mary Jo Walter and Sara Lyn Walter who were born and died on June 25th, 2006, at University Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio.
Mary Jo and Sara Lyn are survived by their parents, Denny and Kelli (Gentrup) Walter of Rising Sun; grandparents, P. G. and Paula Gentrup of Rising Sun and Carl and Barbara Walter of Cedar Grove; great-grandparents, Henry P. and Dortha Curry of Rising Sun; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial donations to March of Dimes may be made online at A memory band has been created at their website in memory of Mary Jo and Sara Lyn, and in honor of Kelli and Denny’s strength and grace throughout their ordeal.
Memorials may also be made through the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.
Parents’ note: These babies meant so much to us. We hope you will understand and share in our sorrow and loss.