Obituaries week of 05-8-08


Geneva E. Breeck

Geneva E. (Netherland) Breeck, 91, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, May 6th, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

She was born February 2nd, 1917, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Norvin and Mollie K. (McKenzie) Netherland, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended Spring Branch School.

She was united in marriage on November 6th, 1937, in Aurora, to Robert B. Breeck. Unto this union a daughter and a son arrived to bless their home. He died November 20th, 1992.

She was employed in the skiving room of U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, retiring December 22nd, 1978, after 27 years of service. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Vevay. She will be remembered for her love of reading, soap operas, dancing, exercising and taking long walks.

Survivors include her daughter, Jerilyn (Breeck) Van Winkle and husband Earl of Madison; her son, Norvin Breeck of Branson, Missouri; her adopted son, Jody Breeck of Vevay; her grandchildren, Mark, Molli and Scott; her great-grandchildren, Christian, Adam, Megan, Logan, Jaxton, Coley, Heather and Brylee; her great-great-grandchildren, Damian and Isabella; her sister, Margaret Lee Weidmann of Vevay; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Noah Harrison Breeck; and her sister, Freda Ackerman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Fellowship Church or Davis Elderly Care Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

John M. Turner

John M. Turner, 50, of Vevay, passed away Friday, May 2nd, at his home.

He was born October 10th, 1957, in Breathitt County, Kentucky, the son of McClellan and Mima Turner. He was an employee of the IKEC Power Plant.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Turner of Vevay; his daughter, Mima Rebecca Turner of Vevay; his sons, Nathan Muncie, Eric Muncie, McClellan Morgan Turner and Chance Turner, all of Vevay; his mother, Mima Turner of Austin; his sisters, Janet Avendano of Austin and Flossie McGannon of Scottsburg; and his brother, Galen Turner of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his father, McClellan Turner.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 4th, by Reverend Howard Robbins at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin. Memorial contributions can be made for his Children at Friendship State Bank in Vevay or in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Norman C. Gross

Norman C. Gross, 86, of Madison, passed away Wednesday, April 30th, at his home.

He was born August 27th, 1921, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the son of Jesse and Dollie (Cull) Gross, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Trimble County.

He was united in marriage June 27th, 1966, at the First Baptist Church by Reverend Sonny Hayes to Hattie Ellsworth, who survives.

He had owned and operated a farm near Brooksburg for several years, raising cattle and tobacco. He was employed for 30 years with the Madison State Hospital, working in maintenance, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He enjoyed University of Kentucky basketball, his dog “Reggie”, gardening, mowing the grass, feeding the squirrels, bird watching and hunting.

Other survivors include his stepdaughters, Mary Frances Baxter and husband Danny of Alva, Florida, Diana Kay Hasaker and husband Stuart of Louisville, Kentucky, and Kathy Brierly of Madison; his stepson, Joe Jacobs and companion Mary Merrill of Madison; his granddaughters, Tammy Jo Fitzpatrick, Melissa Stites Keeley, Jacqueline Stites Kramer, and Charlotte Stites Foley; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his stepdaughters, Jeannie Ramsey and Brenda Tyrell; his stepsons, Merritt and Doug Jacobs; his grandson, Brian Stites on June 22nd, 1996; his sisters, Velma Thompson, Mary Bell and Vera Applegate; his brothers, Alvin, Calvin, Jesse, Oscar, George, Perry and Wilbur Gross.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 3rd, by Reverend Joe Cartwright at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brian Stites Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at