Obituaries week of 07-10-08


Bob Butler

Robert Charles “Bob” Butler, 65, of Fairview, passed away Friday, July 4th, at his home.

He was born May 31st, 1943, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Robert Frederick and Loretta Mary (Feldman) Butler. He was raised in Cincinnati where he attended school and was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on November 15th, 1960, serving during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on November 13th, 1964. He was a retired truck driver for the Teamsters Local Union in Cincinnati. He was a farmer at heart and his farm at Fairview was always his pride and joy.

He was united in marriage October 30th, 1985, in Warsaw, Kentucky, to Myrtle Chandler.

He always enjoyed socializing and helping his wife at the Fairview Grocery in Fairview.

After the sudden death of his son, Bryant, he created a scholarship in his memory. The scholarship helped students who had entered the trades program at Switzerland County High School. He was caretaker of Lee Cemetery in Fairview and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was also a member of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. He enjoyed hunting and a hard day’s work on the farm. He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He will truly be missed by his family and community.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Chandler Butler of Fairview; his daughters, LaTesa Gladden and husband Joe of Del City, Oklahoma, Meredith Coker and husband Brian of Florence, Kentucky, Tracy York of Williams, Indiana, and Faith Davis Butler of Newport, Kentucky; his sons, Shan Butler and wife Eula of Bennington, Trevor Butler of Carrollton, Kentucky, Kendall Chandler and wife Theresa of Bennington; his parents, Robert and Loretta (Feldman) Butler of Cincinnati; his sisters, Sharon Oliver and husband Ronald of Cincinnati, Wilma Johantgen and husband Niles of Horton, Michigan, and Rebecca Harris and husband Kendall of Dayton, Tennessee; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Bryant W. Butler on September 3rd, 1995; his son-in-law, Butch York; and his grandparents, Hiram “Buck” and Wilma Ward Butler and John and Elizabeth Feldman.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 9th, by Brother Hobert Byrd at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Lee Cemetery in Fairview with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bryant W. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund or Dearborn County Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Ruth Perry

Ruth Carolyn Perry, 77, of Rising Sun, passed away Monday, July 7th, at West Chester Nursing Home, in West Chester, Ohio.

She was born August 17th, 1930, in Rising Sun. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1948. She was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Rising Sun. She was a clerk for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1977. She had also worked for Jefferson Proving Ground, Internal Revenue Service, and the Ohio County Health Department.

On July 31st, 1954, she married Ralph Perry, who survives.

Other survivors include her sons, Ralph E. Perry of Rising Sun and David Perry of Aurora; her daughter, Gwynne Taylor and husband Charles of Madison; and grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her father; her mother, Nannie Weaver; four sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Thomas Gannaway at 1 p.m. Friday, July 11th, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements.