Obituaries week of 11-22-07


Sergeant Kenneth Booker

Sergeant Kenneth Raymond “Kenny” Booker, 25, of Vevay, died in action on Thursday, November 15th, in Iraq.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Bertha Fry

Bertha Fry 113, of Muncie, passed away Wednesday, November 14th, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie following a brief illness.

She was born December 1st, 1893, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Morton and Lillie VanOsdol. She attended Hanover College and taught in a one-room school house in southern Indiana. She moved to Indianapolis shortly after her first marriage and lived there until she moved to Westminster Village, Muncie in 1979. She lived independently in her original apartment until July, 2007. She was the second oldest living person in Indiana and the United States and third oldest in the world.

She is survived by her son, Wayne Gray of Martinsville; her daughter, Barbara Money of Muncie; her grandchildren, Ken Gray, Karen Scamihorn, Paula Luzader, Lee Ann Merket and Sandra Dolce; her great-grandchildren, Lisa and Jenini Gray, Ben Scamihorn, Catie Chevrier, Stewart, Philip and Heather Luzader, Jim and Sara Dolce, and her great-great-grandson, John Scamihorn.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 17th, at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 7901 Isanogel Rd., Yorktown, with Pastor Colby Smith officiating. A graveside service and burial followed in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be directed to Hazelwood Christian Church, 1400 W. University Muncie, IN 47303. Online condolences may be directed to:

Mamie L. Garrett

Mamie L. (Mason) Garrett, 86, of Madison, passed away Sunday, November 18th, at her home.

She was born November 1 5th, 1921, in Owen County, Kentucky, the daughter of William and Sally (Clifton) Mason, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Owen County until the age of four, when the family moved to Indiana.

She was united in marriage January 12th, 1946, in Maryland to Charles P. Garrett. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

She was a personal housekeeper and nanny for the Riley family for 30 years. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family and friends. She enjoyed keeping an immaculate home. She also enjoyed coming up with new recipes and contributing recipes to various cookbooks. She was a member of Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield and attended Wirt Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, November 24th, at 1 p.m. by Reverend Greg Humphrey with interment in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 23rd, and Saturday from noon until 12:45 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to The Dianna Risk Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at