Obituaries week of 10-25-07


Alisha Juilfs

Alisha Dawn Juilfs, 21, of Rising Sun, passed away Friday, October 19th, in a car accident near Canaan.

She was born July 29th, 1986, in Madison, the daughter of David Allen and Sheila Gail (Maddox) Juilfs. She resided in Switzerland all of her life and was a 2005 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She enjoyed serving in the flag corps in high school, singing in the choir and was a member of National Honor Society. She had attended Ivy Tech Community College in Madison until her death and had been admitted into the Registered Nursing Program.

She was employed by Roxano’s Restaurant in Vevay the past six years. She enjoyed scrapbooking, music, animals, riding 4-wheelers, truck pulls and mud runs. She enjoyed all of the time she spent with her family and friends. She attended Milton Wesleyan Holiness Church and Vevay Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Sheila and Chris Janson of Rising Sun; her father and stepmother, David and Robin Juilfs of Vevay; her boy friend, Josh Buchanan of Rising Sun; her sister and brother-in-law, Amanda Juilfs and Chris Van Gundy of Vevay; her half sister, Cheyenne Autumn Juilfs of Vevay; her step-brothers, Kenny Janson of Florence, Kentucky and Chris Mayhew of Warsaw, Kentucky; her step-sisters, Crystal Janson of Bright, Indiana and Shannon Bladen of Vevay; her paternal grandmother, Donna Juilfs of Vevay; her maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, J.W. and Elaine Maddox of Milton, Kentucky; her paternal step-grandparents, Bob and Sharon Hastings of Warsaw, Kentucky; her maternal step-grandparents, Bernard and Janet Janson of Cincinnati, Ohio; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives; and her niece, Kaitlyn Juilfs.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Margaret Maddox; her paternal grandfather, Robert Lee “Bobby” Juilfs; her paternal great-grandparents, Joe and Velma Juilfs; her uncle, Ricky Lee Juilfs; and her aunts, Karen Elizabeth Juilfs and Terrie Maddox.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 24th, by Reverend Wayne Mahoney at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alisha Dawn Juilfs Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Charles G. Strong

Charles G. Strong, 83, of Rising Sun, passed away Tuesday, October 16th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born May 29th, 1924, in New York, New York, the son of Charles Rose and Edith (Schlatterbeck) Strong. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired real estate agent. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Trinity Christian Center in Lawrenceburg and was a former member of the VFW and Lions Club. He attended Boro Hall Academy in New York.

On June 22nd, 1969, in Clarks Hill, Indiana, he married Helen Delores Williams, who died January 7th, 2005.

Survivors include his son, Gordon Strong; his daughter, Ann Strong; his step-daughters, Susan Bengtson and husband Loren of Rising Sun, Karen Fleener and husband Michael of Kettering, Ohio, and Patricia Dean of Boulder, Colorado; his sister, Maria Murphy of Maine; his grandchildren, Kirsten Jackson, Troy Dean, and Jared, Andrew and Matthew Fleener; and his great-grandchildren, Jake and Gracie Jackson and Matthew Fleener.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, October 22nd, by Reverend Ken Sears with burial in Indiana Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Administration Hospital or Trinity Christian Center. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

James Butler, Sr.

James Hudson “Jimmy” Butler, Sr., 71, of Milton, Kentucky, passed away Friday, October 19th, at his home.

He was born August 8th, 1936, in Trimble County, Kentucky, on Patton’s Creek, the son of James W. “J.W.” and Ruth (Wheeler) Butler. He was raised in Trimble County and was a 1955 graduate of Trimble County High School. He attended Cumberland College for two years.

He was united in marriage in June, 1957, to Barbara Jane Bear. Unto this union two daughters and one son arrived to bless their home.

He was employed early in life with Thompson Glass Dairy and Pepsi Cola. He later worked as an inspector for the State of Kentucky. He lived in Phoenix and worked for 15 years as a supervisor and painter at the Yuma Nuclear Power Plant in Yuma, Arizona. He later began a career for over 35 years working as a union painter with Local 118 out of Louisville, Kentucky. He loved any type of car racing and enjoyed calling races at North Vernon and Milton Dirt Track. He loved NASCAR, UK basketball and watching all sports. He enjoyed working for three years as a painter at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. He attended the Milton United Methodist Church, West Madison United Methodist Church and First Assembly of God Church in Madison.

Survivors include his daughters, Debbie Leland and husband Reverend David Leland of Milton, Kentucky and Cindy Harmon and husband Rick of Bedford, Kentucky; his mother, Ruth Wheeler Butler of Madison; his companion, Della Nolen of Madison; his sisters, Judy A. Bray and husband Tom, Linda “Lynn” Murphy and Diane Farrell and husband Tom, all of Madison; his brother, Donald Butler and wife Linda of Clay City, Kentucky; his aunts and uncles, Kathleen Louden Schafer of Jeffersonville, Joe and Velma Butler of Milton, Kentucky, and Frank McKinney of Bedford, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Amber and Bryce Martin; Seth Leland; Brandy and Ryan Heath; Evan and Emily Harmon; John James Butler; his great-grandchildren, Elijah Leland; Lillian and Sylvia Heath; Avery, Blake and Luke Martin; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, James W. “J.W.” Butler on January 22nd, 2003; his first wife, Barbara Jane Bear Dunlap on March 16th, 2003; his son, James H. Butler, Jr., on December 7th, 2004; and his brother-in-law, Clifford “Biff” Murphy on March 31st, 1997.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 23rd, by Reverends Michael McCarter and David Leland at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hendrick Marrow Program, c/o Jeff Gordon Foundation or the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

William D. Shadday

William D. “Bill” Shadday, 74, of Madison, passed away Sunday, October 21st, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born November 21st, 1932, in Switzerland County, near Bennington, the son of Julian and Jeanette (Konkle) Shadday, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in March, 1953, rising to the rank of corporal during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in March, 1955.

He was united in marriage June 11th, 1955, at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Ohio County, to Doris A. Van Tyle. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

He had resided in Madison since June, 1960. He began his employment at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, later transferring to the Madison plant. He retired after 49 years of service as a maintenance supervisor. He worked after retirement with Holcroft Engineering Company in Madison. He was a faithful member of North Madison Christian Church in Madison.

Survivors include his wife, Doris A. (Van Tyle) Shadday of Madison; his sons, Kevin Shadday and wife Lisa Seng Shadday of Hanover and Kyle Shadday and wife Shannon of Dallas, Texas; his daughter, Karen Wilkerson and husband Ken of Orange Park, Florida; his sister, Mary Jo Brown of Vevay; his sister-in-law, Ruth Shadday of Vevay; his brother-in-law, Paul Vernon of Madison; his grandchildren, Blair Shadday, Kira and Kyle Martin, Brooke Shadday, Kirby and Kayla Wilkerson, Vania and Mitchell Seng; his great-granddaughter, Jenna Martin; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Freda Coy, Delores Shadday and Lavonue Bonnie Vernon; and his brothers, Dwight H. Shadday and Robert Earl Shadday.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 24th, by Brother Rob King at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 27th, at 11 a.m. with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to North Madison Christian Church Journey of Faith or to the charity of the donor’ choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at