Obituaries for the week of 9-7-06

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Mary Ellen Gulley

Mary Ellen (Gould) Gulley, 73, of Vevay, passed away Monday, September 4th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born July 10th, 1933, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Arnold and Verna (Graves) Gould, who both preceded her in death. She was a former inspector for the Plastic Molding Inc., in East Enterprise and a former packer for Byers Acers Egg Farm. She was a member of Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay. She resided all of her life in Ohio and Switzerland counties. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and gospel music, but most of all, her family.
She was united in marriage on October 28th, 1958, in Rising Sun, to Victor H. “Vic” Gulley. Unto this union four sons and four daughters arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include her daughters, Vickie Chase and husband Rick of East Enterprise, Kim Gulley of East Enterprise, and Lonna Davies and husband John of Moores Hill; her sons, Steve Gulley and wife Theresa of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, Brian Gulley of Florida, Tony Gulley and wife Anita of Herman, Missouri, and Butch Gulley and wife Anita of Charleston, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Victor H. “Vic” Gulley on April 21st, 1998; her daughter, Beverly Ann Smith on May 5th, 1996; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) by Brother John Willis at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Alfred Burgess

Alfred Eugene Burgess, 80, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, August 31st, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born December 2nd, 1925, in Orleans, Michigan, the son of Lawrence Emmett and Ida Mae (Lepley) Burgess, who both preceded him in death. He was a steel worker for 26 1/2 years for the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation in East Chicago, Indiana, retiring in 1982.
He was united in marriage October 14th, 1949, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Helen Smith. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Sykes and husband John of Vevay and Sherry Lynn Burgess of Madison; his grandchildren, Mary Guined, Selena Stotts, Kathleen Sykes, Susan Miskowski, John Sykes, Jr., and James Sykes; 15 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Clarence Burgess of Wilsonville, Alabama.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Smith) Burgess on September 25th, 1995; and his brothers, Lewis and Vernie Burgess.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 2nd, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary, Indiana, Tuesday, September 5th. Memorial contributions may be made 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.

Violet E. Roberts

Violet E. (Bladen) Roberts, 92, of Newburgh, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away Saturday, September 2nd, at Woodlands Convalescent Center in Newburgh.
She was born November 6th, 1913, in Petersburgh, Kentucky, the daughter of Clarence and Georgia D. (Brooks) Bladen, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Vevay until 1990, when she moved to Newburgh to be close to her daughter. She retired in 1961 as a store clerk for Sullivan’s Pharmacy in Vevay.
Survivors include her daughters, Clara M. Henry and husband Richard “Dick” of Newburgh and Georgia Keith of Verona, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Debra Keith, Andrea Baker, Anita Hagan, Bobby Keith, and Gary Keith; five great-grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren; her brother, Paul Bladen; and her sisters, Jeanette Raisor and Marie Brummett.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, September 6th, by Reverend John Scudder with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County, P.O. Box 46, Vevay, IN 47043. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Debra Klein

Debra Lynn “Debbie” (Logsdon) Klein, 51, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, August 30th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born May 19th, 1955, in Jeffersonville, the daughter of Raymond Logsdon and Dollie (Graves) Hargett. She was raised in the Jeffersonville and New Albany communities, moving to Madison in 1972. She was a 1973 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and attended Ivy Tech State College. She previously worked in advertising at The Madison Courier and had been a manager at the Historic Broadway Hotel & Tavern. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and enjoyed sewing.
She was united in marriage to George W. Klein in Tennessee.
Survivors include her husband, George W. Klein of Madison; her son, Staff Sergeant Justin Allen Pettit and wife Krystal of Jacksonville, North Carolina; her stepson, Jeffrey Klein and wife Bobbi of Madison; her stepdaughter, Amy Lynn Owen and husband George of Hanover; her mother, Dollie Graves Hargett of Madison; her sister, Sue Kirchoff and husband Keith of New Albany; her grandchildren, Ethan, Kira, Dalton and Taylor; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Logsdon; and her granddaughter, Hannah Grace Klein on March 28th, 2006.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 4th, by Reverend John A. Meyer at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison. Burial was in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Madison. Prayer service was conducted Sunday, September 3rd, by Reverend Meyer at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ ‘ Hospital or the Hannah Grace Klein Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Anita Adams

Anita Louise Adams, 45, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, August 30th, at her home.
She was born December 26th, 1960, in Madison, the daughter of James Franklin and Jo Ann (Raisor) Adams. She was a 1979 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School, residing in Madison all of her life. She was a member of the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church and enjoyed art, music, poetry, photography and gardening. She had been employed with Madison Precision and was formerly employed with Trader Baker’s Flea Market, K-Cord in Scottsburg and Lowe’s Distribution in Seymour.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Franklin Adams on February 6th, 1970; her mother, Jo Ann Raisor Adams on July 9th, 2004; her grandparents, Lawrence and Ethel Raisor and Louise Heath; and her uncle, Bill Adams.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 2nd, by Pastor Steve Perry at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Betty Buchanan

Betty (Carlow) Buchanan, 73, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, September 5th, at her home.
She was born September 1st, 1933, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Ralph E. and Ethel G. (Mann) Carlow, who both preceded her in death. She retired in 21002 from the Jefferson County Health Department as a Home Health Nurse. She also worked as a nurses aide at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. She was a member of Brooksburg United Methodist Church and Brooksburg Friendly Circle.
Survivors include her husband, William H. Buchanan of Madison; her daughters, Sandy Sutter and Dana Kernen, both of Madison; her sons, Terry Shaw of Madison, Ryan Shaw of Vevay, and Mark Shaw and wife Tammy of Madison; her stepson, Steve Buchanan, of Bedford, Kentucky; her brother, Charles David Carlow and wife Sandy of Madison; her grandchildren, Chris Shaw, Ashley Shaw, Codi Sutter, Adrienne Shaw, Kelsey Shaw, Josh Kernen and Baley Kernen; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, September 8th, by Reverend John M. Russell at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel in Madison. Burial will be in Brooksburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday) and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg United Methodist Church or King’s Daughters’ Hospital Hospice Care.