Obituaries for the week of 9/21/06

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Steven B. Adams

Steven B. “Rooster” Adams, 54, of Braytown Road, near Vevay, passed away Monday, September 18th, at his home.
He was born September 23rd, 1951, in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Harrison and Betty Jean (Harrison) Adams, who both preceded him in death. He was proud of his southern confederate heritage. His family moved to Switzerland County when he was nine years old. He was a 1970 graduate of Switzerland County High School.
He was united in marriage on September 28th, 1972, to Brenda Liter. Unto this union a daughter arrived to bless their home.
He served as a police officer for the Town of Vevay for 20 years. He had served as a deputy sheriff for the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department for the past nine years, until his death.
He was also a farmer at heart and continued to farm the family farm until his death on Braytown Road. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his bear hunting trips to Canada. He was a member of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, National Rifle Association, Switzerland County Sportsman’s Club and Spring Branch Baptist Church. He was a peace officer in the truest sense. His life was devoted to his family, community and his friends.
Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Adams of Indianapolis; his granddaughter, Jaslyn LaFountain of Indianapolis; his special friend, Irene McCafferty of Vevay; his stepbrothers, Gerald D. “Skip” Randolph and wife Betty of Indianapolis and Jack D. Randolph of Monticello, Indiana; four nephews; three nieces; and several cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Erby E. (Whittaker) Adams; and his sister, Marcia Kay Adams.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 23rd, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery near Vevay with full honors conducted at the graveside by the Color Guards of the Sheriff’s Department and fire departments. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Friday, September 22nd. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Hazel I. Furnish

Hazel I. (Osborn) Furnish, 101, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away Thursday, September 14th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born September 4th, 1905, in Bennington, the daughter of Samuel H. and Arminta Frances (Jarvis) Osborn. She was raised in the Bennington community.
She was united in marriage September 26th, 1925, to Earl R. Furnish. Unto this union three daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker all of her life. In 1964, she moved to Cincinnati to work as a nurse companion for the elderly. In 1976, she moved back to Vevay to be near her family and friends. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and was the oldest living member of the church. She resided in Vevay for many years and had resided in Madison the past several years to be near her daughter and son.
Survivors include her daughters, Roberta Robinson Pavy and husband Wilfred of Lawrenceburg, Vera Wolf and husband Richard of Madison, and Jean Morton of Pleasant; her sons, Earl Wayne “Poodle” Furnish and wife Wanda of Madison and Robert “Bobby” Furnish and wife Virginia “Ginger” of Moorefield; her sister, Marjorie Ralston of Madison; her grandchildren, Donna Wehmeyer, Diana Caudell, Bess Henson, James Robinson, Ann Craven, Karen Hall, Donald Morton, David Furnish, Alan Furnish, Richard Wolf, Randell Wolf, Jean Ann Hughes, Rebecca Wolf, Rob Furnish, Roger Furnish, Connie Bobek and Raymond Furnish; 33 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel H. Osborn January 1st, 1963; her mother, Arminta Frances (Jarvis) Osborn September 10th, 1956; her husband, Earl R. Furnish June 11th, 1963; her sons-in-law, Curtis Leon “Shorty” Morton May 31st, 2003 and Richard “Tucker” Robinson; her grandson, John Torrence Robertson; her sister, Elberta Archer June 6th, 1999; her brothers, Raymond A. Osborn, Sr., February 11th, 1995, Wilfred Dale Osborn May 15th, 2001, and Everett Lorean Osborn; and her sister-in-law, Marjorie Furnish.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18th, by Reverend Arnold Cutter at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church or Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jimmy Tague

James Edwin “Jimmy” Tague, 88, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, September 14th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay.
He was born May 21st, 1918, near Mount Sterling in Switzerland County on the old home place, the son of William H. and Mary Edna (Vandever) Tague, who both preceded him in death. He resided nearly all of his life near Mount Sterling and was of the Baptist faith.
He was united in marriage to Delores Scudder December 5th, 1937, in Lawrenceburg. Unto this union two sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home.
Early in life he worked for Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Distillery in Lawrenceburg until 1937. He was a farmer all of his life near Mount Sterling. He had served as a substitute mail carrier under Bob Furnish with the Vevay Post Office for 16 years. He worked for the ASCS office for five years, measuring tobacco. He co-owned the Tague Variety Store in Vevay from 1959-1969. In his spare time he enjoyed his grandkids, hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Delores (Scudder) Tague of Vevay; his sons, Donald Tague and wife Beverly of Rising Sun and Paul Vernon Tague and wife Debbie of Indianapolis; his daughter, Jeanie Scudder and husband Eugene of Florence; his grandchildren, Jason, Suzanne, Bryan, Mark, Tiffany, Chad and Melissa; his step-grandchild, Kaylia; his great-grandchildren, Joshua, Corbin, Tina, Trevor, Dustin, Alyia, Kayman, Daniel, Audrey and Madeline Grace; his good friend who was like a daughter, Joy Driver of Americus, Georgia; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Paula Jean Tague; his brothers, Wayne V. Tague, Harrison Graham Tague and Ivan William Tague; and his sister, Virginia Irene Tague.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 18th, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Sterling Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Reverend Howard R. Lyon

Reverend Howard R. Lyon, 75, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, passed away Friday, September 15th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born September 11th, 1931, in Patriot, the son of Worth P. and Edith May (Bunger) Lyon, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1949 graduate of Patriot High School. He was a graduate of Boyce Bible College in Louisville. He was a Private First Class in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War.
On August 19th, 1949, in Vevay, he married Barbara J. Furnish.
He was a carpenter for 23 1/2 years for the Joseph E. Seagram and Sons Distillery in Lawrenceburg, retiring December 1st, 1986. He was a retired minister, having served the Miami Baptist Church in Logansport, Indiana, for 10 1/2 years and Yorktown Baptist Church in Yorktown, Indiana for one year. He was also a supply minister for 10 years. He was a member of the Ghent (Kentucky) Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and his guns.
Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Clark and husband Vernon of Vevay and Rosanna Houze and husband Ron of Patriot; his grandchildren, Patrick Warren Houze, Audrea Renea Woolums and Rebecca Faith Bruns; his great-grandchildren, Ronald Clay Bruns III, Estin Michael Bruns and Kaycie Rose Lynn Houze; his sister, Betty Whitenack of North Judson, Indiana; his sister-in-law, Wilma Mae Lyon of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara J. (Furnish) Lyon July 2nd, 2003; his brother, Lowell W. Lyon October 26th, 1994; his niece, Londa Yvonne Stoops October 28th, 1984; and his niece, Tracie Lee Sams August 30th, 2003.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 19th, by Reverend Tom Rogers at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Concord Cemetery in Patriot with a flag presentation at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Concord Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jeannie Brown

Jeannie Brown, 57, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, September 12th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was a lifetime resident of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. She was an avid reader and was very computer literate. She was disabled for many years.
Survivors include her sons, Michael C. Mobley of Louisville, Shane Mobley of Cincinnati, and Rick Souder of Covington, Kentucky; her daughter, Sherri Wright of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky; her sisters, Jackie Hacker of Burlington, Kentucky and Jewell Gilbert of Crittenden, Kentucky; and her brothers, Joey Brown of Cold Springs, Texas and Jeff Brown of Glencoe, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 16th, at the Linmemann Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center, P.O. Box 135, Vevay, IN 47043 to support the residents’ association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at linnemannfh@fuse.net.

Lorraine Weber

Lorraine (Scudder) Weber, 76, of Dumfries, Virginia, formerly of Switzerland and Jefferson counties, passed away Thursday, September 14th, at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Virginia, following a brief battle with cancer.
She was born January 19th, 1930, in Vevay, the daughter of Neely and Zona (Colen) Scudder, Sr. She was a graduate of Vevay High School.
She was married to Garvey Vernon Robinson of Vevay and later to Maurice Emery Weber of Madison. Unto these unions a daughter and two sons arrived to bless their home.
She was employed as a nursing assistant most of her working years and retired at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. She resided most of her life in Switzerland and Jefferson counties. Seven years ago she went to live with her daughter Patty. She was a member of the Brooksburg United Methodist Church and was a current member of the Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. She always had a warm smile and was a devoted friend. She will be missed by her many friends and family.
Survivors include her daughter, Patty Weber Robertson and husband Gil of Dumfries; her sons, Cecil Vernon “Butch” Robinson of Madison and Terry Michael Weber and wife Harriett of Owensboro, Kentucky; her sister, Delores Tague of Vevay; her grandchildren, Amy Robertson Staniszewski, Melissa Weber and Vernon John Robinson; her great-grandchildren, Cassie and Karla Robinson and Carson Timothy Staniszewski; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Neely Scudder, Sr., February 29th, 1972; her mother, Zona (Colen) Scudder April 16th, 1970; her husband, Maurice Emery Weber February 9th, 1999; her sisters, Maxine Weaver, Helen Wise, Frances Scudder, Leo Dunning and Muriel Sigmon; and her brothers, Neely Scudder, Jr., and Wilbur Scudder.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 20th, at Brooksburg United Methodist Church by Reverend John Russell and Joe Grubbs. Interment was in Brooksburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg United Methodist Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Friends and family are asked to leave condolences or remembrances online at www.morgan-nay.com.

Robert P. Turner

Robert P. Turner, 68, of Rising Sun, passed away Wednesday, September 13th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was born March 20th, 1938, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the son of Elec and Zelphia (Gulley) Turner.
Survivors include his son, Robert Turner of Manchester, Kentucky; his daughter, Bonnie Estep of McKee, Kentucky; his sisters, Ruby Meadows of Hooven, Ohio, Wanda Chase of Indianapolis, and Linda Colen of Rising Sun; his special friend, Lola Mae Miller of rising Sun; his granddaughter, Ashley Turner; and his grandsons, Earl Gabbard and Joshua Estep.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Willilam Turner.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 19th, by Evangelist Tommy Johnson at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Bob Martin

Charles Robert “Bob” Martin, 47, of Madison, near Manville, passed away Sunday, September 17th, at his home.
He was born August 24th, 1959, in Madison, the son of William Charles and Lavern (Noble) Martin.
He was united in marriage to Jean Ella Dattilo May 28th, 1978. Unto this union three sons arrived to bless their home. He was later united in marriage to Linda Sue Trueblood May 3rd, 2002.
He was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He was raised in the Prince of Peace Parish and farmed all of his life, raising hay and tobacco. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Operators Union Local 181 in Louisville. He enjoyed memberships in the Southern Indiana Horsepullers Association and the Bear Creek Coon Hunters Club. He was an avid hunter, horseman and camper and enjoyed traveling. He had fought a two-year battle with cancer.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Trueblood Martin of Madison; his sons, Kyle Robert Martin and wife Kira of Madison, Gabriel Dustin Martin and his fiancee, Courtney Ball-Branigan of Madison, and Jared Patrick Martin of Madison; his granddaughter, Jenna Kylee Martin of Madison; his sister, Rita Louise Hayden and husband Garry of Dayton, Ohio; his brothers, Billy Dan Martin and wife Donna of Madison and James Ross Martin and wife Cindy of Madison; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Pat Trueblood of Hanover; his brothers-in-law, Phillip Trueblood of Canaan and Michael Trueblood and wife Cassie of Ryker’s Ridge; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, including Ruth Hussong of Dayton, Ohio, whom he was close to, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Charles and Lavern (Noble) Martin; and his grandparents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Josh Culbertson at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Manville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Martin Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.