Obituaries week of 03-27-08

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Millie Noel

Mildred Irene “Millie” (Craig) Noel, 74, of Hanover, formerly of Vevay, passed away Saturday, March 22nd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born December 5th, 1933, in Hamilton, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence and Julia Ellen (Offutt) Rist, who both preceded her in death. She was a a 1950 graduate of Moores Hill High School.

She was united in marriage August 8th, 1954, in Lawrenceburg, to Virgil W. Noel. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home. He passed away December 30th, 1984.

She was employed for 25 years at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay. She attended Switzerland Baptist Church. She was a member of Vevay VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gambling, visiting and socializing with her friends and family, but most of all her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Julia Burke and companion Gene of Hanover and Stephanie Graham and husband David of Dupont; her grandchildren, Haley Rose, Jason Daniel Horton, Carmen Knotts and Rachel Vaughn; and her great-grandchildren, Kaleb, Rylee, Shawn, Paige, Gage, Ryanne and Alivia.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 26th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. The Vevay VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary conducted a memorial service Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Frances L. Wigal

Frances L. Wigal, 85, of Rising Sun, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Wednesday, March 19th, at The Waters of Dillsboro.

She was born November 17th, 1922, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Roy and Grace (Turner) Dilts, who both preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Patriot School. She was retired and was a clerk for Modern Dry Cleaning in Aurora and had worked at Cochran Chair in Aurora. She was a member of Rising Sun Church of Christ.

On August 16th, 1956, she married Carl W. Wigal, who died September 14th, 2005.

Survivors include her son, David Dilts and wife Nina of Rising Sun; her sister, Norma Earls of Vevay; her granddaughters, Angie Turner of Rising Sun and Gwenna and Stephanie Wigal, both of Ross, Ohio; her grandson, Corey Wigal of Ross; her daughter-in-law, Shari Wigal of Ross; and her great-grandsons, Brandon and Brent Turner, both of Rising Sun.

She was also preceded in death by her sons, Carl T. Wigal and William E. Dilts; her brother, Roy Dilts, Jr.; and her sister, Erma Earls.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 21st, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun Rescue or Rising Sun Church of Christ.

James Bolton, Jr.

James Bolton, Jr., 29, of Rexville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, March 19th, as the result of an automobile accident in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was born in Cincinnati on April 2nd, 1978, the son of James and Deborah (Mitchell) Bolton. He was a 1998 graduate of South Ripley High School and was a graduate of Owens Community College. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves and was employed with Ironworkers Local 44.

He was married to Sherrie Owens on March 26th, 2005, and she survives.

Other survivors include his sons, David and Joseph Bolton, both at home; his stepsons, Isaiah Whiteney and Elias Whiteney, both at home; his father, James Bolton of Vevay; his mother, Deborah Loughan of Holton; his brother, Nicholas Bolton of Vevay; his sister, Anastasia Bolton, of Vevay; his mother-in-law, Jan Brunner of Frankfort, Kentucky; his father-in-law, David Owens of Old Town, Florida; his paternal grandfather, James Bolton of Greendale; his maternal grandparents, Jim and Jean Mitchell of Victorville, California.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25th, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Reverend Don Buck of First Baptist Church in Osgood officiating. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorials may be given to a fund for his children in care of the funeral home.

Normalea Dowdee

Normalea Dowdee, 84, of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, March 22nd, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born January 3rd, 1924, in Rising Sun, the daughter of George E. and Norma G. (Sedam) Welch. She worked in sanitation for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg.

On March 14th, 1951, she married Richard Lee Dowdee, who died in 1971.

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Whitney of Naples, Florida and Robert Dowdee of Rising Sun; her daughters, Sheila Walton and Dianna Shannon, both of Rising Sun; her sister, Doris Ransom of Chicago, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Donald R. and Jerry R. Dowdee; seven brothers and sisters; and her great-grandson, Michael Shawn Williams.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 26th, by Brother Frank Moore at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Lucille Geyman

Lucille (DeVore) Geyman, 83, of Madison, passed away Saturday, March 22nd, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born July 7th, 1924, in English, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph Perry and Annetta (Smith) DeVore, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Carroll County, Kentucky, moving to Jefferson County in 1940.

She was united in marriage on January 24th, 1943, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Madison, to Roy Alfred Geyman, Sr. Unto this union four daughters and four sons arrived to bless their home. He died February 10th, 2000.

She was a farm wife and had farmed with her late husband all of her life. She was raised a Southern Baptist and attended the Church of Christ in Madison. She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing delicious meals for her family. She loved music, especially country and gospel. She always enjoyed her animals and working in her flowers.

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Aldridge and Roger of Indianapolis, Beverly Steward and husband Allen of Madison, Mary Kathryn Randall and companion, Cleve Rose of Phoenix, Arizona, and Rhonda Smith and husband Donald of Madison; her sons, Leroy Geyman of Hanover, Michael Joseph Geyman and wife Rosalie of Madison, Jim Geyman and wife Linda of Madison, and Roy A. “Rusty” Geyman, Jr., and wife Patty of Madison; her sisters, Lena McDole of Lancaster, Indiana, Ruby Hall of Romeoville, Illinois, and Pat Daily and husband George of Versailles; her brother, Joe Devore and wife Jean of Madison; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Willie Mae Wright.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 26th, by Brother Tom Reid at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.