Obituaries June 27th

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Nancy Perpingon

  Nancy Lynne (Smith) Perpingon, 70, of Rising Sun, passed away on Friday, June 21st, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospice.

  Nancy was born in Langley, Virginia on October 29th, 1953, the daughter of Patsy Ann (Sackett) Smith and Tommie E. Smith. Nancy was a graduate of Lawrenceburg High School, Class of 1971. She later continued her education and was a graduate of the Christ Hospital School of Nursing.

  She was the wife of Peter Lee Perpingon. Nancy and Pete were married on January 31st, 1975 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. They would have been celebrating their Golden Anniversary this coming year.

  Nancy worked as a RN and her compassion for her patients and coworkers was plain to see. She was last employed at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Nancy also worked at Dearborn County Hospital and was the former Director of Nursing for Woodland Hills Care Center.

  Nancy enjoyed doing crafts, sewing, cooking and baking. She also liked spending time in her garden and tending to her flowers. She loved watching the hummingbirds come in to feed. Nancy’s life revolved around her family and making sure they were happy and taken care of.

  Nancy is survived by her loving husband Pete Perpingon of Rising Sun; by her parents Tom and Patsy Smith of Rising Sun; by her two daughters: Jennifer Lange and her husband Ben of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Jodi Perpingon of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren Logan and Conner; by her three brothers: David Smith and his wife Patti of Dillsboro, Indiana; Jim Smith of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and Donald Smith and his wife Tammy, of Dickson, Tennessee; and by his several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other family members and many friends.

  A Celebration of Life for Nancy will be held at a later date.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County 4-H Youth Advisory Board.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Richard ‘Dicky’ Jones

  Richard Gale “Dicky” Jones, age 79, of Vevay, passed away at 8:34 a.m. on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, at Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Dicky was born on April 1st, 1945 in Nabb, Indiana. He was the son of the late Harold and Mildred (Welch) Jones. The family operated the family farm since 1884 and it was homesteaded in 1996 in Nabb, Indiana, where he farmed with his brother and his father. He was a 1963 graduate of New Washington High School.

  Dicky was the ‘King of the Concrete Ducks’ during the 1980’s. Dicky and Kay shared 53 loving years together until his passing.

  He was employed as a mechanic for Randall Textron in Vevay, retiring after 29 years of service on December 11th, 2005.

  He was a member of the Nabb Christian Church in Nabb, Indiana.

  Dicky and Kay operated a mowing business for several years in Switzerland County. Outside of work, Dicky enjoyed keeping a meticulous lawn and home. Fast cars held a special place in his heart, especially his corvette. In his free time, Dicky enjoyed pulling tractors with his Swiss Hopper and Orange Blossom Special.

  Dicky will be fondly remembered by his companion Kay O’Neal of Vevay; by his bonus daughter Celisa “Ce Ce” (O’Neal) Griffin and her companion Keith Louden of Columbus, Indiana; by his bonus son Barry O’Neal and his wife Georgette of Vevay; by his son-in-law Eric Davis of Madison; by his bonus grandchildren: Zach O’Neal, Shelby O’Neal, Cayla Manvilla and her husband Kyle, and Courtney Sells and her husband Andrew; by his bonus great-grandchildren: Addison, Ryleigh, Kayden, Brantley and Meadow; by his sister Margaret Cummings of Kansas City, Missouri; by his special nephew Mark Jones and his wife Barbara of Louisville, Kentucky; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his father Harold B. Jones, who died on July 7th, 1995; by his mother Mildred (Welch) Jones, who died on July 21st, 2008; by his daughter Kelley Dianne (Jones) Davis, who died on January 5th, 2014 and by his brothers: Ronald, Bobby, Randy and Roger Jones.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Graveside Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29th, with Pastor Patrick Lanman officiating, in the Brooksburg Cemetery, Brooksburg, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Brooksburg Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Floyd ‘Gene’ Siebein, Sr.

  Floyd Gene Siebein, Sr., 84, died on Sunday, June 16th, 2024, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Gene was born July 18, 1939, in Ripley County on the family farm in New Marion, Indiana. He was the son of Emmett and Ada Lafary Siebein. Gene was born and raised on a farm. At nine years old he was walking behind the plow, working the fields. He worked on the farm every day helping his family. Farm life wasn’t easy, but the Siebein family didn’t know any different. Gene was the only son out of six children. His five sisters did not make life easy on him, trying to dress him up and make him play girl things. His older sisters were Lorilla Mae Estell and Louise Estell. His younger sisters were Faye Lewis, Rita Jo Sizemore, and Kay Franklin.

  He graduated from New Marion High School in 1957, where he played basketball for the New Marion Panthers.

  He married Veta Powell and together they had one son, Floyd Gene Siebein, Jr., known to his family as “Little Gene,” who was born May 13th, 1958. Little Gene was a true blessing in Gene’s life. He was a good son who never missed a day in all 12 years of school and never caused a bit of trouble. His grandfather, Emmett, always referred to him as “Little Hoss.” Little Gene passed away from Leukemia on December 1st, 1980.

  Gene loved horses. He liked racehorses and trained many for people through the years. He loved to go fishing and going to auctions and flea markets.

  Gene worked at the Shoe Factory for 41 years. He started at the age of 17 years old. Gene worked all over for the shoe factory, including: Osgood, Vevay, Madison, and Crothersville in Indiana; Chillicothe, Maysville, and Cincinnati in Ohio; and Falmouth and Prestonsburg in Kentucky. Gene said he was lucky to get to meet so many different people in all the places that he had worked.

  In his retirement, he was offered a job at the local IGA store and was known as “The Colonel” because he looked like Colonel Sanders.

  Gene was a member of the New Marion Baptist Church. He loved his family and spent many Sundays visiting with them. His family met at his mother’s house every Sunday, having dinner and enjoying each other’s company. After his mother passed away, the family moved their Sunday dinners to his sister, Rita Jo’s house.

  Gene is survived by his sisters: Louise Estell, Rita Jo Sizemore and Kay (Lowell) Franklin; by his nephews and nieces: Sandy (Dave) Watts, Rita Mae (Sam) Stoneking, Reva Sue (Jeff) Lamping, Doug (Julie) Lane, Connie Adams, Candy (James Rork) Sizemore, Penny Sizemore, and David Franklin; and by his many great nephews and nieces.

  Gene was preceded in death by his son, “Little Gene”; by his father Emmett; by his mother Ada; by his sisters Mae Estell and Faye Lewis; by his four brothers-in-law: Joseph Estell, William Estell, Jim Lewis, and Johnny Sizemore; and by his nephew George Adams.

  Visitation was held on Thursday, June 20th, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 21st at the funeral home with Johnny Lohrum officiating. Burial was in the New Marion Cemetery. 

  Memorials may be given to the New Marion Cemetery in care of the funeral home.