Naomi L. “Nan” (Lock) Lorch, 81, of Vevay, passed away Friday, February 1st, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born April 24th, 1926, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Walter Scott and Ethel M. (Covington) Lock, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County. She was employed by U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay for 17 years and retired from Randall Textron, Inc., in Vevay. She also worked at the old Dollar Store in Vevay for several years until it closed. She enjoyed reading, working and volunteering wherever she was needed. In 1996, she began working at the Switzerland County Welcome Center and continued there until her death. She was a member of the Bennington Chapter 407 Order of Eastern Star and VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary.
On May 31st, 1960, in Lawrenceburg, she was united in marriage to Allen Douglas “Jack” Lorch, who died March 15th, 1976.
Survivors include her companion, Donald Leap of Vevay; her brother, John L. Lock of Vevay; her stepdaughter, Linda Thieman of Bennington; her step-grandson, Scott Thieman; her nephews, Leonard Wayne Lock, John Dale Lock and Terry Lee Lock; her niece, Kay Smith; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Lock on January 9th, 2003; and her step-grandson, Kent Douglas Thieman on May 31st, 1989.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 6th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Bennington Chapter 407 Order of Eastern Star conducted services Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County EMS. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Clair Edward King, 71, of Vevay, passed away Monday, February 4th, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was also known as “Big Man” or “Donut” and was born September 29th, 1936, in Vevay, the son of Clifford and Ruth (Reed) King, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Charlestown and Noblesville, Indiana. He was a 1955 graduate of Noblesville High School. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, mechanic and enjoyed socializing with family and friends.
He was united in marriage on August 28th, 1961, in Noblesville to Georganne Smith. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home.
He was employed for several years at the Firestone Tire Plant in Noblesville, where he was plant manager. He began a career as a fireman in 1966, for the Cicero Volunteer Fire Department and was Cicero’s first full-time fireman. He held many positions for the fire department including assistant chief, training officer, fire inspector, vehicle maintenance officer and chief. He left the fire department in 1986, and became owner and operator of the Sportsman Den Bait & Tackle Shop in Cicero. He also worked security for several years for the Waterfront Inn. He had resided in Vevay the past 15 years.
Survivors include his daughters, Jenifer King and Kelly King, both of Cicero; his ex-wife, Georganne (Smith) King of Cicero; his brothers, Fred King of Van Alstyne, Texas and Randy King of Dallas, Texas; his nephews, Jim and Duane; and his niece, Lee Ann.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 9th, by Reverend Mike Barnes at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 8th, at Hartley Funeral Home, 209 West Jackson Street, in Cicero. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Lupus Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Thelma Irene (Mikesell) Beech, 88, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, February 5th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born March 16th, 1919, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph Jasper and Nancy Irene Risk Mikesell, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Madison most of her life and was raised in the Nazarene faith. She was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all of her life. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family.
She was united in marriage on March 27th, 1935, in Madison, to George A. Beech. Unto this union four sons and three daughters arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include her son, Jerry L. Beech and companion, Dinah Handlon of Madison; her daughters, Anna Hannah of Madison and Daisy Croxton and husband Donald of Madison; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, George A. Beech; her sons, Robert W., Charles F., and George W. Beech, Jr.; her daughter, Louise Stockdale; her brothers, Ernie and Joey Mikesell; and her sisters, Freda Wren, Rosie Taylor and Agnes Alexander.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8th, by Brother Robby King at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call today (Thursday) from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. 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.morgan-nay.com.
Pearl Howard, 66, of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away Monday, January 21st, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born January 25th, 1941, in Wooten, Leslie County, Kentucky, the son of Bradley and Ella Jane (Stidham) Howard. He retired in 1999 from Ato-Fina Company in Carrollton as a chemical operator.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandy Maples of Florence; his sons, Parker B. Howard of Worthville, Kentucky and Michael Howard of Ghent, Kentucky; his sisters, Helen Hamm and Loudean King, both of Richmond, Kentucky; his brother, Paul Howard of Richmond, Kentucky; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Juanita Hisle and Lucille Thomas.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 24th, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton. Online condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home’s website at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.