Obituaries week of 02-14-08


Patsey Ann Scudder

Patsey Ann (Scott) Scudder, 72, of Vevay, passed away Sunday, February 10th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born May 17th, 1935, in Madison, the daughter of Clinton and Carrie (Romans) Scott, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Switzerland County most of her life.

She was united in marriage to Leslie Lee Scudder on August 11th, 1951, in Madison. Unto this union four daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home. They shared nearly 56 wonderful years together until his death July 31st, 2007.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her family. She was a wonderful seamstress and gardener and enjoyed making beautiful crafts. She was a member of the Vevay Church of Christ. They resided in Richmond since 2005 to be near their daughter.

Survivors include her daughters, Dorothy Schlaubach of Richmond, Patricia Thomin of Hamilton, Ohio, and Stephanie Guard and husband Tom of Walton, Kentucky; her son, Brian Scudder and wife Dottie of Harrison, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Raymond “Butch” Scott of Vevay and Clinton Scott, Jr., of Rising Sun; her sisters, Carolyn Stevenson of Vevay and Aldean Jividen of Hamilton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Private Timothy G. Scudder on February 23rd, 1977; her daughter, Susan Lynn Scudder in 1953; and her brother, Nelson Scott.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 13th, by Brother Gene McElroy at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Donald C. Brown

Donald C. Brown, 83, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away Saturday, February 9th.

He was born August 4th, 1924, in Vevay, the son of the late James Brown and Irene (Leap) Curry. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been a member of the Carmel VFW Post #10003 and American Legion Post 155.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Reita (Woolf) Brown; his son, Charles R. Brown and wife Sandy; his daughter, Mary Ann Richards and husband Odie; his brother, Robert “Bob” Brown of near Vevay; his sister, Norma Lee Brindley of Vevay; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph Brown and David Brown.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 13th, at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center – Carmel. Entombment with military rites was in Washington Park North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting:

Betty Larimore

Gladys Elizabeth Sylvia “Betty” (Bentz) Larimore, 88, of Columbus, formerly of Madison, passed away Monday, February 11th, at Hickory Creek of Columbus.

She was born February 12th, 1919, in Madison, on Trow’s Row near the Cotton Mill, the daughter of Manly Wilson and Laura Mae (Jeffries) Bentz, who both preceded her in death. She resided all of her life in Madison and had lived the past three years near her daughter in Columbus. She attended downtown Madison High School and graduated at the age of 69 and was pleased to do this in the same school she started in so many years earlier.

She was united in marriage April 10th, 1937, at Norh Madison Baptist Parsonage to Louis Leon Larimore. Unto this union two daughters and a son arrived to bless their home.

As a young lady she worked as a mother’s helper for several local families. She worked during the 1937 Flood with the Works Progress Administration. She then worked in customer service for the rest of her life at Scott’s Five & Dime, P.N. Hirsch, Danner’s 3-D, Mills Department Store, The Madison Courier, Jay C Food Store and retired from Wal-Mart. She stated she truly loved all of the places she worked, but she especially enjoyed Wal-Mart. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Madison Chapter 530 and formerly the Women’s Missionary Union. She helped to pastor with her late husband several Methodist churches and several other Christian churches. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, making afghans, word puzzles, reading and especially reading mysteries.

Survivors include her daughters, Jacqueline B. O’Nan and husband Donald of Bartlett, Tennessee and Joyce Ann Thompson and husband David of Taylorsville, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her son, William Louis Larimore; her husband, Reverend Louis Leon Larimore on February 26th, 1997; her sisters, Margaret Martin, Frances Baker, Edna Pearl Bentz, Muriel Clark, Leona Pointer, Gerri Jo Bentz Robbins and Mary Bentz; her brothers, Charles, Kenneth, Manly Junior, Norman Henry and Dale Bentz.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Larry Bogard at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time today (Thursday). Madison Chapter 530, Order of Eastern Star conducted services Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Genevieve Irons

Genevieve Irons, 95, of Rising Sun, passed away Friday, February 8th, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

She was born January 8th, 1913, in Rising Sun, the daughter of Alfred and Estella Mae (Dorrell) Elbright. She was a homemaker and graduated from Rising Sun High School, Class of 1930. She was a member of Rising Sun Church of Christ.

On October 5th, 1935, she married Caleb Irons, who died June 24th, 1988.

Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Burwinkel and husband David of Cincinnati, Ohio; her grandchildren, Michael Burwinkel and Michelle Listermann and husband Bill; and her grandchildren, Abby Gillespie, Allix Gillespie and Jessica Listermann.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Hubert and Willard Elbright.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 11th, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio County Rescue or Rising Sun Church of Christ.