Obituaries week of 1-8-09

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Norma Park

Norma C. (Dowdy) Park, 73, of Vevay, passed away Monday, January 5th, at her home.

She was born August 21st, 1935, in Wirt, Indiana, the daughter of William and Florence L. (Turner) Dowdy, Jr., who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage April 14th, 1956, at Switzerland Baptist Church by Reverend Sonny Hayes, to Donald Edward Park. Unto this union three sons arrived to bless their home.

She was employed at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay as a glue girl from 1954-1957. Norma and Don Park had been stationed all over the United States and the Philippines until his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps and they returned to Vevay to be near their son, Paul. She was employed from 1979 to 1984 at Hertz Fiberg in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She managed a condominium and hotel in Melbourne, Florida from 1984-1986. She retired in 1998 as the manager of the bakery for Bi-Low Supermarkets in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, after 14 years of service.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Olean and attended New Life Fellowship in Vevay. She will be remembered for her love of baking and preparing wonderful meals for all to enjoy. Her family and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She never met a stranger and enjoyed socializing and being involved in her community and helping those in need.

Survivors include her sons, Donald Randall Park and wife Theresa of Hereford, North Carolina, Nathan Dale Park and wife Marcia of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Paul Douglas Park and wife Lesia of East Enterprise; her grandchildren, Bruce, Billy, Whitney, Karoline and Zachary; her great-grandson, Evan Philip-James; her sister, Betty Flinn of Bluffton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Retired Master Sergeant Donald Edward Park on January 2nd, 2002; her sister, Barbara Dowdy; and her brothers, Duane Dowdy and William “Bill” Dowdy, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, January 9th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Fellowship. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Lois Hasse

Lois W. Hasse, 84, of Patriot, passed away Saturday, January 3rd, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born October 30th, 1924, in Indianapolis. She worked as a dental assistant most of her working life. She spent time along the Ohio River for many years, later retiring to her home in Patriot.

She is survived by her son, Keith Mast of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and her daughters, Juanita and Joyce Mast.

Memorial services will be held later at a time convenient to the family. Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements. www.humphreytaylordetmer.com.

Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith, 23, of Madison, passed away Saturday, January 3rd, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

He was born January 10th, 1985, in Madison, the son of Roy Lee and Linda Long Smith. He resided in Jefferson County most of his life and was a 2003 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He also had taken various trade classes to further his education. He enjoyed classic muscle cars, four wheelers, racing cars, sky diving, traveling, music, especially AC/DC, his dogs, UFC wrestling, and spending time with his friends and family. He was employed with Millennium Tool Incorporated as a quality inspector. He previously worked at Jim Hadley Chevrolet in the parts department and formerly at Staples and Kroger. He was of the Baptist faith. He had fought a courageous battle with osteogenic carcinoma.

Survivors include his father, Roy Lee Smith of Canaan; his mother, Linda Long Bowman of Madison; his companion, Naomi Briner of Madison; his grandfather, Charles Raymond Long, Sr., of Madison; his brothers, Greg Foley and wife Marsha of Madison, Rob Foley and wife Kim of Madison, and Rick Smith of Versailles; his sister, Beth Hankins and husband Mark of Madison; his niece, Bailey Hankins of Madison; his special aunt who cared for him, Florence Wilson Haskell of Vevay; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Christine Elizabeth Davis Long on October 21st, 1980; his grandparents, Albert Uley and Alice Copeland Smith; and his brother, Ron Smith.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 7th, by Pastor Ron Lee at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Canaan. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital or Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Earl Voyles

Leslie Earl Voyles, Sr., 90, of Canaan, passed away Tuesday, December 30th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

He was born May 9th, 1918, in Ramsey, Indiana, the son of William R. and Laura Ruth Voyles, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Ramsey, later moving to Scott County. He had resided in Canaan since 1965. He was employed for 45 years with Scott County Stone Company and had worked his way up through the company to vice president.

He was united in marriage October 18th, 1965, in Canaan, to Mary Bette Buchanan, who survives.

He attended Scottsburg United Methodist Church while living in Scott County. After moving to Canaan he was associated with Brooksburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed farming, woodworking, and being a collector of many things. He enjoyed tinkering, fixing and repairing anything.

Survivors also include his sons, Leslie Earl “Sonny” Voyles, Jr., and wife Kaye of Fort Wayne and Billy Voyles of Scottsburg; his stepson, Donn Voyles and wife Joy of Columbus; his stepdaughter, Patty Rohm and husband Jim of Madison; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth “Libby” Kidwell Buchanan of Madison; his grandchildren, Stephanie Severn and husband Brother George, Sherrie Voyles and companion Jeanette Schrand, Stacie Zurawski and husband Jim; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Janet L. McDaniel on July 2nd, 2006; and his sisters, Gillie Jackson, Verna Bates and Glenn Pavey.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 3rd, by Pastor Ed Roberts at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to King’s Daughters’ Home Health. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Joyce Lanham

Joyce Ann Baker Lanham, 70, of Hanover, passed away Thursday, January 1st, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born October 24th, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Beel Baker. She was raised in Norwood, Ohio.

In 1956, she was united in marriage to Elbert Eddie Lanham. Unto this union three daughters and two sons arrived to bless their home.

She was first employed by Charlie Keeton at Clifty Falls Park Inn as a maid and then for OVO Headstart for several years. She had last worked for Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover as a qualified medical assistant, retiring in 1999. She resided for many years near Madison on Highway 421 and had resided in Hanover the past 30 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, traveling, going out to dinner and her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Rhonda Belknap and husband Donald of Goshen, Kentucky, Donna Lanham of Hanover and Retta Carlson and husband Brian of Versailles; her sons, Randy Lanham and wife Melanie of Shelbyville, Kentucky and Wendell Lanham and wife Christine of Madison; her mother, Mary Baker of Verona, Kentucky; her brothers, Robert Baker and wife Sue of Mason, Ohio and Mike Baker and wife Cindy of Verona, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Jessica, Whitney, Cody, Josie, Tayler, Branden and Anika; her nieces and nephews, Kim, Scott, Brian, Doug and Tonya.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Baker in February, 2008; and her ex-husband, Elbert Eddie Lanham on May 31st, 1986.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 4th, by Pastor Troy Hedges at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joyce Ann Lanham Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Rosemary Todd

Rosemary Evans Todd, 86, of Madison, passed away Sunday, January 4th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born March 4th, 1922, in Jefferson County, the daughter of James and Marie Vaughn Evans, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Brooksburg and was a graduate of Madison High School. She resided most of her life in Jefferson County and was a member of the North United Methodist Church and the WTCU. She was employed for 20 years in the dietary department at Madison State Hospital. She also worked for Mayfield Nursing Home and Madison High School. She loved raising flowers, feeding and watching the birds, playing the guitar and piano, singing hymns and hymn sings. She enjoyed working with children, volunteering as a Cub Scout leader, 4-H leader, teaching Vacation Bible School and Sunday School.

Survivors include her sons, Carroll Troyce “C.T.” Todd of Kent and John David Todd and wife Lynn of Madison; her daughter, Joan R. Peters and husband Charles of Frankfort, Kentucky; her sister, Eleanor Gray of Hanover; her grandchildren, Troy, Kevin, Lisa, Matthew, and Joseph; her great-grandchildren, Joshua, Hannah, Kaylyn, Maggie, Jonathon, Katie and Julie; her nephew, Bruce; and her niece, Brenda.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Roberta Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Pastor Mark Lee at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Ryker’s Ridge New Cemetery near Madison. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jennings County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.