Obituaries week of 10-2-08

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Dillon Henry

Dillon Wayne Henry, 16, of Vevay, passed away Thursday, September 25th, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born November 16th, 1991, in Madison, the son of George Albert and Susan Lynn (Dunlap) Henry. He had resided in Vevay since August, 2004, and was a junior at Switzerland County High School, where he had made many friends since moving to Vevay. He received his elementary education at Anderson Elementary in Madison and began his sixth grade year at Madison Junior High School prior to moving to Vevay. He enjoyed socializing with his friends and family and was a prankster and comedian. He will be remembered for his love of his electric guitar and his classic rock music. He enjoyed the World War Craft computer games, four-wheeling and had a great love for animals.

Survivors include his parents, George and Susan (Dunlap) Henry of Vevay; his sister, Georganna Henry of Vevay; his brother, Logan Lee Henry of Vevay; his best friend, Stephen Todd of Vevay; his grandpa, Donald Dunlap of Madison; his grandmother, Martha Smith of Bethlehem, Indiana; his aunt, Dawn Henry of Bethlehem; his uncle, Wayne Dunlap of Madison; and his cousins, Amber Dunlap, Jeremy McDarment and Mallory McDarment.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Brenda Dunlap; his grandpa, Roger Henry; his great-grandparents, Elwyn and Mary Stockdale, Hayden and Doris Dunlap, Dawson and Louella Henry, and George and Martha Ferguson.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 30th, by Brother Charles Dayadharum at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Historical Society Endowment, 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.

Kenneth Luhrsen

Kenneth Ray Luhrsen, 70, of Vevay, formerly of Aurora, passed away Monday, September 29th, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born Thursday, July 7th, 1938, in Aurora, the son of the late Ernest F. Luhrsen and the late Ruby (Lowe) Luhrsen. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked as a research analyst for Proctor & Gamble, retiring after over 24 years of service. He was a member of Vevay American Legion, Aurora Eagles, Vevay VFW and NRA. He was a former member of Aurora American Legion. He was an avid hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Luhrsen of Vevay; his sons, Kelly Luhrsen of Lawrenceburg and Terry Luhrsen of Aurora; his stepson, Tony Crider of Cincinnati; his stepdaughter, Tina Barricklow of Bright; his sister-in-law, Audrey Luhrsen of Aurora; and his grandchildren, Trent and Terrill Rae Luhrsen.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald Luhrsen.

Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. today (Thursday, October 2nd) at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 9670 Mt. Tabor Road, Aurora. Funeral services will be held at the church Friday, October 3rd, at 11 a.m. with Wayne Daugherty officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora with Color Guard services conducted by the Korean War veterans and the American veterans from Aurora and Vevay. Rullman Hunger Denney Funeral Home of Aurora was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion or the American Heart Association. Visit: www.rullmans.com.

Edith A. Kelly

Edith A. Kelly, 103, of Dillsboro, formerly of Aurora, passed away Saturday, September 27th, in Dillsboro.

She was born Thursday, June 15th, 1905, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late Wesley Romans and the late Alice (Brynton) Romans. She worked as an LPN for several years and loved to help people. She was a member of Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Ruth Rodgers of Aurora, her sisters, Nadine Furnish of Madison, Stella Bennett of Vevay and Bessie Scudder of Dillsboro; and over 100 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Kelly; her son, Clyde W. Armstrong; and her daughter, Alice Salmon.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 1st, with Pastor Ken Hopper officiating at Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church in Aurora. Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Rullman Hunger Denney Funeral Home of Aurora was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church or to the Romans Reunion Fund. Visit: www.rullmans.com.

Harold Thomas

Harold Wayne Thomas, 68, of Wheatley, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, September 23rd, at St. Luke West Hospital.

He was a farmer and retired from General Motors. He was a member of Paint Lick Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was also a minister and a Sunday School teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Joan Thomas of Wheatley; his sons, Harold Thomas, Jr., of Vevay and Michael Wayne Thomas of Pleasant; his daughters, Janie Sue Barnes of Wheatley, Jennifer Sue Hon of Florence and Stephanie Jane Honaker of Wheatley; his brother, Donald Thomas of Patriot; his sisters, Ovida Young of Richwood, Kentucky and Barbara Ann Jones of Arkansas; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lillian (Skirvin) Thomas; and his brother, Ralph Thomas, Jr.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 26th, at Paint Lick Baptist Church with Reverend Denny French officiating. Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home of Warsaw, Kentucky, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Paint Lick Baptist Church.

Rosemary Clifford

Rosemary (Smith) Clifford, 70, of Madison, formerly of Milton, Kentucky, passed away Monday, September 15th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born September 13th, 1938, in Moorefield, the daughter of Dale and Helen Marie (Adams) Smith. She was a member of Milton (Kentucky) United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed cross stitching, sewing, reading and cooking.

Survivors include her daughters, Lynn Rene Clifford of Hoover, Alabama and Lisa Rae Hansen of Evergreen, Colorado; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William H. Clifford.

Private memorial services were conducted Wednesday, September 24th, at Milton United Methodist Church in Milton, Kentucky. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Ransdell Funeral Home of Bedford, Kentucky, was in charge of arrangements.

Vera Jean Green

Vera Jean Green, 80, of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, September 27th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born June 23rd, 1928, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Harvey and Mamie (Branham) Lester. She attended Vevay High School and was a member of Eastern Star. She was a packer for Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1983.

On October 25th, 1947, she married Elwood Green, who died July 31st, 2004.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Smith of Rising Sun, Roberta Green of Price Hill, Ohio, and Carrie Couch and husband Fred of Lawrenceburg; her brother, Wilford Lester of Universal City, Texas; her sister, Joyce Jones of Rising Sun; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents; her brothers, Lawrence, Harold, Leroy, Kenneth, William and Eddie Lester; her sister, Ethel Mae Bevis; and her grandson, Garrett Couch.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 30th, by Brother Tommy Johnson at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio County Rescue Unit or Rising Sun Fire Department.

Leah Davis

Leah Gertrude (Trossman) Davis, 73, of Lawrenceburg, passed away Monday, September 29th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born Saturday, June 22nd, 1935, in Yorkville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Joseph and Loretta (Kuebel) Trossman.

She worked as the owner/operator for Knotty Pine Restaurant and Bar .

She is survived by her sons, Jeff (wife Cathy) Price of Dayton, Kentucky, Doug (Debbie Sefton) Price of Vevay and Ben (wife Teresa) Price of Newport, Kentucky; her daughters, Rhonda (husband Glen) Helton of Lawrenceburg and Angie (husband Frank) Scott of Hebron, Kentucky; her brothers, Roy Trossman and Floyd (wife Mary Jo) Trossman; her sisters, Lucille Trossman, Agnes Trossman, Rose (husband Ralph) Martini, Violet Trossman, JoAnn Buschur and Rita Duggins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. Price.

Friends will be received from noon-2 p.m., today (Thursday, October 2nd) at the Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services will be held at St. Martin’s Catholic Church today (Thursday, October 2) at 3 p.m. with Father Brian Esary officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Martins Catholic Church Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Lifetime Resources or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Visit www.fitchdenney.com.