Obituaries week of 1/18/07

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Hilda R. Henry

Hilda R. “Becky” (Koons) Henry, 81, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, January 16th, at Mercy Mount Airy Hospital in Cincinnati.
She was born October 9th, 1925, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Clinton and Maggie (Ralston) Koons, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1943 graduate of Patriot High School.
She was united in marriage June 16th, 1956, to James E. “Bud” Henry. Unto this union two sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home.
She was employed by Cochran Chair Factory in Aurora for 10 years and also helped her husband farm the family farm. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting, gardening and cooking wonderful meals for her family. She was a member of Patriot Baptist Church since the age of 11.
Survivors include her husband, James E. “Bud” Henry of Vevay; her sons, James Gaylen “Sonny” Henry and wife Debbie of Cass Union and Dean Henry and wife Tina of Florence; her daughters, Cheryl Plyman of Aurora and Robin Duke of Versailles; her grandchildren, Kim, Greg, Julie, Chad, Josh, Jessica, Jason, Lindsey and Courtney; her great-grandchildren, Nathan, Chelsea, Katie, Maggie, McKenzie, Lyndy, Jack and Caleb; and her sisters, Ada Smith and Bonnie Bennett, both of Rising Sun.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Chris Henry; her brothers, Harold, Gene and Vernon Koons; and her sisters, Opal Walston and Anna Belle Koons.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Don Campbell and Reverend Howard Wade at 11 a.m. Friday, January 19th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in East View Cemetery in Patriot. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday). 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.haskellandmorrison.com.

Donald E. Bennett

Donald E. Bennett, 71, of Madison, passed away Saturday, January 13th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born October 26th, 1935, in Switzerland County, the son of Leland and Ada (Allen) Bennett, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and had resided in Madison since 1958. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy February 11th, 1956, rising to the rank of fireman. He was assigned to the USS Dixie in San Francisco. He was honorably discharged February 9th, 1962, at Great Lakes, Illinois, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.
He was united in marriage December 1st, 1958, in Trimble County, Kentucky, to Lois J. Chatham. Unto this union one daughter and two sons arrived to bless their home.
He was employed for 27 years as a baker with Madison State Hospital. He later worked for eight years as a machine operator for Madison Precision. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, collecting coins and guns. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. He had been in ill health since January, 2006.
Survivors include his wife, Lois J. Chatham Bennett of Madison; his daughter, Vicki Browning and husband Kevin of Madison; his sons, Donald W. Bennett and Tim Bennett and wife Kathy, all of Madison; his sister, Mildred Eleanora Scott of Vevay; his brothers, Kenneth Bennett and wife Shirley of Madison and Jerry Bennett and wife Yvonne of Leesville, Louisiana; his grandchilden, Victoria and Brad Barnes; Kyra and Mark Kline; and Donnie Bennett, Jr.; his great-grandchild, Braylyn Barnes; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 17th, by Brother Farrill Davis at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Bonnie Brindley

Bonnie Liter Anderson Brindley, 67, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, January 9th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born October 19th, 1939, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the daughter of Virgil K. and Cora Lee (Arnett) Liter, Sr., who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Trimble County and was a 1958 graduate of Madison High School. She resided in the Madison community most of her life.
She was united in marriage in 1961, to Raymond James Anderson. Unto this union three sons arrived to bless their home.
She was employed for over 25 years with Grote Industries, working as an assembler and in production, retiring in 2003. She had worked earlier in life for the old Chamber’s Drug Store and Kentucky Fried Chicken. At Grote she was a member of the “Quarter of a Century Club.” She was a faithful member of the Kent Christian Church.
On February 14th, 1999, she was united in marriage to Donald Lee “Dee” Brindley at the Kent Christian Church. They shared five years of marriage together until his death on April 9th, 2004. She enjoyed her grandchildren’s activities and watching IU basketball.
Survivors include her sons, Tom Anderson and wife Janet Kleopfer of Madison, Troy Anderson and wife Stephanie of Westport, Kentucky, and Terry Anderson and wife Sonja of Madison; her sister, Kathy Culver Renfro of Madison; her brother, Virgil K. Liter, Jr., of Madison; her grandchildren, Trevor, Brent, Casey, Liana and Callie; and her nieces and nephews, Kim, Kay, Randy and Rodney.
She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Thomas Liter.
Funeral services were conducted by Brother Joe McKay and Reverend Vickie Perkins Saturday, January 13th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with a graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morganwebsternay.com.

Andrew J. Heath

Andrew J. Heath, 85, of Cross Plains, passed away Friday, January 12th, at the Odd Fellows Home in Greensburg.
He was born in Switzerland County near Cross Plains on November 1st, 1921, the son of Harold and Elsie (Haskell) Heath, who both preceded him in death. He farmed most of his life and worked at Rexnord in Madison, the Ripley County Highway Department and for the Town of Versailles.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Salem Christian Church in Cross Plains and attended Cross Plains Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post in Versailles.
He married Mary Marsh June 25th, 1943, and she preceded him in death. On August 27th, 1977, he married Phyllis Henderson, who died March 30th, 2002.
Survivors include his son, Jerry Heath and wife Beverly of Versailles; his daughter, Donna “Susi” Dean and husband Larry of Batesville; his sisters, Robena Searcy of Lee, Florida and Marjorie Cunningham of Middleburg, Florida; his brother, Gene Heath and wife Alice; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by daughter Patricia Mae and son Michael Andrew.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 16th, at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Decatur County (or the county of the donor’s choice) and the Cross Plains Baptist Church.

Howard J. Dugle

Howard J. Dugle, 86, of Rising Sun, passed away Wednesday, January 10th, at his home.
He was born February 10th, 1920, in Ohio County, the son of John T. and Lenna June (Durbin) Dugle. He was a retired industrial mechanic for National Lead of Ohio, Fernald, Ross, Ohio. He attended Ohio County schools. He was a member of Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 for 61 years, past Post Commander and member of the Color Guard, member of the VFW, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge and 32 Scottish Rite, 40 & 8 Club and Aurora Eagles. He was a master sergeant with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with One Bronze Star.
On April 17th, 1946, in London, Kentucky, he married Edith Harlow, who survives.
Other survivors include his sons, John Dugle and wife Bonnie and Charles Dugle and wife Sandy, all of Rising Sun; his daughter, Lenna Herzog and husband John of Aurora; his sister, Dorothy Dugle Foster of Franklin; his brothers-in-law, Jerry Harlow and wife Ruth of Madison and formerly of Vevay and Marion “Bud” Harlow of Cynthiana, Kentucky; his sister-in-law, Gladys Hunt and husband Bernie of Florence; his grandsons, Charles Dugle, Denver Dugle, Curt Dugle, Eric Herzog, and Matt Markland; his granddaughters, Delana Sechrest and Arin Herzog Nanz; his step-granddaughter, Tonya Lewis; his step-grandsons, Gene Kittle, Troy McCracken and Kevin McCracken; nine great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; his special friends, Mary Colen and Kathy and Gene Rosemeyer; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Cassius Dugle; and his sisters, Margaret Gibson, Alberta Rawlings and Jessie Calvert.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 13th, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn County Hospice, Rising Sun Life Squad or Indiana Masonic Home.

George Burris, Jr.

George Burris, Jr., 81, of Indianapolis, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away Monday, January 15th, at Hendricks County Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born January 3rd, 1926, in Cleves, Ohio, the son of George A. and Geneva R. (Huffman) Burris. He was a graduate of Aurora High School, Class of 1944. He was retired after 40 years from Joseph E. Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg. He operated the Stone House Antique Shop in Rising Sun. He was a member of Kessler Krest Baptist Church in Indianapolis. He was a former member of the VFW, Rising Sun American Legion and Lions Club. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II where he rose to the rank of Yeoman Third Class. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with Two Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, American Area Ribbon and Victory Ribbon.
On January 24th, 1948, he married Ruth E. Sheldon, who died April 16th, 1998, after 50 years of marriage.
Survivors include his son, George R. Burris and wife Patricia of Indianapolis; his brother, Robert Burris and wife Beatrice of Largo, Florida; his grandsons, Darren G. Burris of Boston, Massachusetts and Brian C. Burris of Hampton, New Hampshire.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Art Eugene Burris and Carl William Burris.
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Dan Wilhite at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in Cravens Cemetery in Milan. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, January 19th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kessler Krest Baptist Church in Indianapolis.