Obituaries week of 08-28-08

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Cathy Vann

Catherine Renee “Cathy” Vann, 26, of East Enterprise, passed away Monday, August 25th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born September 5th, 1981, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Roger Glenn Vann and Sharon Lynn (Haney) Stafford. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 2000 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She attended Ivy Tech in Madison to further her education in business administration. She was active in Switzerland County 4-H and was a 10-year member. She won “Miss Congeniality” during the 2002 and 2003 4-H Fair Queen contests. She was a member of Vevay American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary and Olive Branch Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her love of collecting frogs, singing karaoke and babysitting her niece and nephew.

Survivors include her father, Roger Van of East Enterprise; her mother and stepfather, Sharon Stafford and husband Troy; her sisters, Chrissy Elzy and husband Terry of Vevay and Kim Vann of Vevay; her niece, Kaylee Elzy; her nephew, Tyler Elzy; her grandmothers, Vivian Vann of Osgood and Carmel Haney of Arizona; her uncles and aunts, Bud and Debbie Vann of Vevay and Teresa and Mark Hahn of Cincinnati, Ohio; and her cousins, Rodney, Rick, Randy and Rhonda.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Coyle Vann and Ernest Haney; her sister, Cindy Joy Vann; and her great-grandparents, James and Garnet Scalf.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 28th) by Pastor Pat Lanman at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life or to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Carrie Van Norstran

Carrie Lynn Van Norstran, 35, of Clinton, Tennessee, formerly of Bennington, passed away Sunday, August 24th, in Clinton.

She was born June 11th, 1973, in LaGrange, Indiana, the daughter of Richard Van Norstran and Dianna (Alderfer) Van Norstran. She later moved to Vevay where she attended Jeff-Craig Elementary School. When she was 11 she went to stay with her Grandma Katie and Grandpa Clem Van Norstran in Tennessee. Her cousin Leah became a great part of her life. They entertained family with skits and songs. Their cousin, Stephne came and they always had a great time when they all would get together.

She was anxious to come home, to live with her Dad and his wife Carla. She was excited about a new baby brother, Elijah and he was crazy about her. He would follow her around and would yell “Sissy” all through the house. During her high school years she worked at the Ogle Haus Inn dining room and later at the Switzerland County Public Library.

She was a member of the high school marching band, the drama club and National Honor Society. In 1989, she was crowned Edelweiss Princess of the Swiss Wine Festival. While living in Bennington, she attended Bennington United Methodist Church, where she was baptized. She helped with the summer Bible School program and helped lead the singing. In 1991, she graduated from Switzerland County High School as Class Valedictorian. She then attended Hanover College where she made many friends. She would call home and say one is sick and Dad and Carla would take chicken soup, medicine or pizza to the college in the middle of the night.

In 1995, she graduated from Hanover with a degree in psychology and went into the workforce. She worked at CBS Personnel Services, Kirkpatrick Eye Care and the Michael Heitz Studio in Madison. She enjoyed the theater, especially musicals and was in several productions. She had won several musical competitions and loved to sing. After moving to Madison she decided to take more classed at Ivy Tech State College to further her degree and was also thinking of becoming a nurse.

When she decided it was time for a change she looked back to Tennessee where she had family. With Leah and her husband Chris’ help she found a job and a new apartment. Leah’s children, Hannah and Madison, had become a big part of her life. They spent as much time as they could with her. She enjoyed her new job at ORAL Federal Credit Union and was promoted several times.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Richard and Carla Van Norstran of Bennington; her mother, Diana Van Norstran of Center Square; her brother, Elijah Van Norstran of Bennington; her grandma, Katie Crutchfield of Tennessee; her grandpa, Myron Alderfer of Rochester, Indiana; her step-grandparents, Carl and Harriet Bovard of Vevay and Bob and Betty Griswold of Bennington; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandpa, Clem Van Norstran; her grandma, Kate Alderfer; her aunt, Dotty Barnett; and her uncle, Len Van Norstran.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Åugust 30th, by Reverend Mike Jones at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, August 29th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carrie Lynn Van Norstran Endowment Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Lance M. Stroobandt

Lance M. Stroobandt, 37, of Michigan City, passed away Tuesday, August 19th, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born May 1st, 1971, in Michigan City, to Fred and Carolyn (Martin) Stroobandt. He was employed as an assembler at Xtek, Inc., in Hammond. He was a loving, generous and kind man who loved spending time with his family, and drag racing his customized 1986 Mustang.

On September 16th, 1995, in Michigan City, he married Shawn Sechrist, who survives in Michigan City.

Other survivors include his mother, Carolyn Stroobandt of Lawrenceburg; his daughter, Nichole Stroobandt of Michigan City; his sons, Collin and Elijah Stroobandt, both of Michigan City; his grandmother, Lea Reese of La Porte, Indiana; his sister, Candi Schmidt and husband Aaron of La Porte; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, David and Brenda Sechrist of La Porte; his sisters-in-law, Layne Webb and husband Jim and Lisa Dolph and husband Tom, all of Michigan City; his brother-in-law, John Sechrist and wife Jamie, of Michigan City; five nieces; seven nephews; and two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Stroobandt.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 23rd, by Reverend Dennis Pickens at Full Gospel House of Prayer in Michigan City. Burial was in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Michigan City. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Carlisle Funeral Home of Michigan City was in charge of arrangements. To view his tribute, leave private or public condolences or sign the guestbook, visit www.carlislefh.com.

Sandra Carlow

Sandra Kay “Sandy” (Risk) Carlow, 65, of near Madison, passed away Sunday, August 24th, at her home.

She was born October 29th, 1942, in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Russell and Ellen Rose (Duncan) Risk, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Jefferson County and was a member of the Jefferson Presbyterian Church near Canaan, while she was growing up. She was a 1960 graduate of Central High School.

She was united in marriage June 3rd, 1960, at Jefferson Presbyterian Church near Canaan, to Charles David Carlow. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home.

They resided in Switzerland County for 22 years. She was employed with the Switzerland County School Corporation for 10 years, working as the assistant librarian and office secretary. While living in Switzerland County she was a member of the Caledonia Presbyterian Church near Moorefield. She had resided back in the Madison community the past 21 years. She worked for The Waters of Clifty Falls as an activity assistant for five years and for the Madison Clinic as an insurance clerk for seven years. For the past two years she worked with her daughter at Memory Mine in Madison in sales, stock and decorating. She was a member of Brooksburg United Methodist Church in Brooksburg. She enjoyed reading romance novels, writing poetry, her flowers and her family.

Survivors include her husband, Charles David Carlow of Madison; her daughters, Deb Pietrykowski and husband John and Diane Lock and husband Kevin, all of Madison; her sister, Patty Cooper and husband, Bob of Madison; her brother, Ronnie Risk and wife Helen of Madison; her grandchildren, Tyler, Kelsey, Benjamin, Lindsay and Trenton; her great-grandchildren, Ayden and Payton; her aunt, Mary Risk; and several cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Dominic Lock; her nephews, Trey Cooper and J.R. Risk; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph E. and Ethel G. (Mann) Carlow; and her sister-in-law, Betty Ann Buchanan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 28th) by Brother Bob Hicks at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday, August 28th). Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital or MJHS Peer Counselor Endowment. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Marjorie L. Shock

Marjorie L. (Elston) Shock, 82, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, August 19th, at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.

She was born December 21st, 1925, in Ripley County, near Cross Plains, the daughter of Harley and Goldie May (Morrison) Elston, who both preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage on September 29th, 1945, in Elwood, Indiana, to Gene R. Shock. Unto this union four sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home. He passed away September 4th, 2004.

She retired in 1985, as a matron for Taylor High School, after 21 years of service. She was a member of Mount Sterling Baptist Church and was a devoted wife and mother. She will be remembered for her love of gardening, working in her flowers and enjoying the birds. She was an avid collector of angels.

Survivors include her sons, Anthony Shock of Indianapolis, Daniel Shock of Vevay, Randall Shock of Jacksonville, Florida, and Jonathan Shock of Pendleton, Indiana; her daughter, Linette Shock of Vevay; her grandchildren, Brian Daniel, Dawn Renee, Deidra Sheree, Jonathon Michael, Jeremy Matthew and Shawn Claude; and her great-grandchildren , Paige Nicole, Destiny, Zachary, Hailey Paige, and Anna Lee.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, George and Ralph Elston.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 25th, by Reverend Mike Sawalich at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Slawson Cemetery in Bennington. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Sterling Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Kendra Goff

Kendra Deanna Goff, 14, of Milan, passed away Tuesday, August 26th, at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville.

She was born March 3rd, 1994, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Robert C. and Maryleah (Goff) Hartman. She was a freshman at Milan High School and was an Indiana and Ohio State Champion in Female Youth Archery. Her desire was to be a future Olympian. She was a member of the Indiana Field Archery Association and the National Archery Association. She was also a member of Milan Church of Christ.

Survivors include her parents, Robert and Maryleah Hartman of Milan; her sister, Shana McGuire of Vevay; her maternal grandparents, Ron and Charlene Goff of Vevay and Sharon and Dave Watson of Sunman; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Dottie Hartman of Sunman and Glen and Ella Walter of Sunman; and her paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Steinhauser of Sunman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30th, by Shawn McMullen at Milan Church of Christ. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, south of Moores Hill. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 29th, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home of Moores Hill was in charge of arrangements.

Dillon R. Dorrell, Sr.

Dillon R. “Jimmy” Dorrell, Sr., 98, of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday, August 24th, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

He was born near Aberdeen, July 1st, 1910, the son of Ed and Sophia (Tinker) Dorrell. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1929, and Hanover College in 1933. He worked at Madison State Hospital as assistant men’s supervisor and clothing clerk and in Louisville as a dispatcher for Aetna Oil Company.

On December 28th, 1936, he married Mildred Dugan Jones. They returned to Aberdeen to make their home.

He was branch manager for Mutual of Omaha insurance in South Bend and at Seagram’s for a short time, but then came home to teach in Rising Sun High School in 1942. He taught there for 35 years, retiring in 1974. In 1944, he was hired as athletic coach and held that position until 1954. He also coached first and second team in basketball, baseball and track and junior high basketball.

During World War II his family raised broiler chickens on the farm near Aberdeen. His family owned and operated laundromats in Milan, Rising Sun and Vevay.

In March, 1980, he was married to Mary Anne Bolton from Madison. They made their home on Walnut Street in Rising Sun.

He loved to play golf and kept lists of how many times he played and what courses he played on – a total of 160 different courses.

He worked many years on restoring and listing graves of cemeteries in Ohio County. Through his efforts 40 of the 60 rural cemeteries in Ohio County are cared for through programs from trustees, commissioners and Rising Sun Regional Foundation. He was president of the Ohio County Rural Cemetery Board for many years.

He authored four books, “Ohio County Cemeteries,” “Ohio County Folks,” “The Ohio County Community Story,” and “Ohio County Families.” Income from their sales goes to the Ohio County Historical Society of which he was a member for over 25 years.

Through the years he has been a member of Rotary over 50 years and Masonic Lodge over 60 years, and a member of Moose and Elks lodges in Madison.

Surviving is his wife, Mary Anne; his son Dillon, Jr., and special companion Mary Turner, all of Rising Sun; granddaughter, Deana Dorrell; his nephew, Dean Carrigan; and niece, Jeanie Carlton.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 27th, at the Community Building in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Historical Society, Aberdeen Methodist church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Hope of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence J. Gosman

Clarence J. Gosman, 88, of Madison, passed away Saturday, August 23rd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born November 23rd, 1919, in Bedford, Kentucky, the son of Shelby and Ethel Gosman, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Bedford, moving to the Jefferson County community in 1947. He was a lifelong farmer.

He was united in marriage on July 29th, 1939, in Bedford, to Doris Kent. Unto this union three sons arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage together until her death on June 12th, 2004.

Survivors include his sons, Jim Gosman and wife Becki of Madison and Dave Gosman and wife Judy of Madison; his grandchildren, Michele Barker and husband Ron, Crystal Pickett, Fonda Smith, Leigh Carter and husband Adrian, David Gosman and wife Lisa, Eric Gosman and wife Anna, Kathy Hodge and husband Kevin; 16 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Nola McCutcheon and husband Ira of Kent, Indiana and Nancy Wright of Clarksville; his brothers, Jesse Gosman and wife Susie of Crestwood, Kentucky, William Jack Gosman and wife Barbara of Seymour, and Leon Gosman and wife Helen of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Lee Gosman; and his brother, Marvin Gosman.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 26th, by Brother Clarence Doyle at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Edna Mae Pyles

Edna Mae (Ogden) Pyles, 84, of Hanover, formerly of Milton, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 19th, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center in Hanover.

She was born November 27th, 1923, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the daughter of William Perry and Lizzie (Smith) Ogden, who both preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage on September 7th, 1940, to Chester Allen Pyles in La Grange, Kentucky, in a double wedding with her twin sister. Unto this union two sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home.

They resided in East Enterprise for a few years, moving to the Madison community in 1947. She was employed for 15 years at the old Conn Organ Company in Madison. In 1962, she co-owned and cooperated with her husband Pyles Carpet & Tile in Madison, retiring in 1987. She enjoyed working, being with her family and grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Milton, Kentucky.

Survivors include her husband, Chester Allen Pyles of Hanover; her daughters, Beverly Jean Sauley and husband Terry of Hanover and Pamela Gay Gates and husband Thomas of Nashville, Tennessee; her sons, Vernon A. Pyles and wife Shirley of Madison and Jerry L. Pyles and wife Charlotte of Ottertail, Minnesota; her grandchildren, Kimberly, Terry Allen, Scott, Randy, and Jeremy; her great-grandchildren, Haleigh, Dustin, Sydney, Stella, Emily, Beatrice, Shelley Jaqueline and Max; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Troy Pyles in March, 1988; her twin sister, Edith Rae Ogden; her infant sister, Grace Ogden; and her brothers, Elgin, Vernon, Kenneth, Paul and Joseph Ogden.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 22nd, by Reverends Paul Tweedy and Lowell Ogden at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Milton. Burial was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Pyles Memorial Scholarship Fund. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.