Obituaries week of 11-4-10

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H.C. Smith

Hansel Carpenter “H.C.” Smith, 74, of Vevay, and Simi Valley, California, passed away at 1:13 a.m. Saturday, October 30th, 2010, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.

He was born August 17th, 1936, in LaGrange, Kentucky, the son of Emmett Franklin and Mary Zelma (Carpenter) Smith, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Vevay and was a 1955 graduate of Vevay High School.

He was united in marriage on March 18th, 1960, in Ghent, Kentucky, to Mary Katherine Browning. Unto this union a daughter and three sons arrived to bless their home.

He resided in Simi Valley from 1968 to 2004, where he owned and operated Smith Automation Tooling.

He was united in marriage on July 15th, 1989, in Simi Valley to Brenda Benefield.

He enjoyed traveling back to Vevay during the summer months to visit family and friends, returning to California for the winter months. He was inducted into the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Vevay American Legion Post 185. He will be remembered for his love of motorcycle riding, camping, all types of sports and socializing with family and friends. He also enjoyed offering a helping hand to anyone in need.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Benefield Smith of Simi Valley; his sons, Paul G. Smith of Vevay, Raymond C. Smith of Simi Valley and Dennis Franklin Smith and wife Karen of Simi Valley; his daughter, Katherine Jean Kelsey and husband Darren of Moorpark, California; his stepsons, Rodney Benefield and Barry Benefield, both of Simi Valley; his stepdaughters, Shelly Thornhill and husband Danny of Simi Valley and Valerie Page Brown and husband Rich of Ardmore, Oklahoma; his grandchildren, Richard Roy Kelsey, Charlene Marisa Kelsey, Stephanie Haley Smith, Patrick Carpenter Smith and Mathew Franklin Smith; his great-granddaughter, Courtney Elizabeth Kelsey; his step-grandchildren, Mason Thornhill, Danielle Thornhill, Charlotte Brown, Cassidy Brown and Chloe Brown; his brother, Emmett Vernon Smith of Spencer, Indiana; his sisters, Mary Lou Hildebrand of Indianapolis and Wanda Dickerson of Clarksville, Tennessee; his niece who was raised with him, Diane Furnish Walton of Clarksville, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Tyler James Smith; and his sister, Patricia Ann Smith.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 at the cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or blood donations in his honor to the American Red Cross. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Bob South

Robert George “Bob” South, 75, of Patriot, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, October 27th, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born December 17th, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Harry Joseph and Lucy (Shephard) South, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Cincinnati and was a 1953 graduate of Roger Bacon High School.

He was united in marriage on June 8th, 1957, in Cincinnati, to Nancy Joanne Gerber. Unto this union two daughters and four sons arrived to bless their home. They resided in Switzerland County since 1971 and enjoyed nearly 52 years of marriage until her death on June 1st, 2009.

He was employed by Cincinnati Bell and retired in 1993, after 40 years of service. He was a member of Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. He will be remembered for his love of watching TV, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and his dog Sam.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandy Ann Brandt and husband Troy of Decatur; his sons, Robert Michael South and friend Volina of Vevay, John Anthony South and wife Tracey of Vevay, Jerry William South and wife Dianna of Vevay, and James Matthew South and companion Jessica McMahan of Florence, Kentucky; his son-in-law, Michael McClellan of Deputy; his grandchildren, Misty Lynn Dermon, Amy Lynn Massie, Matthw Bowling, Joshua South, Jodi Wells, Curt McClellan, Katie Lynn South, Jennifer Marie South, Jenna Marie South, Kelsi South, Jessica South, Hayley South, Mishayla South, and Austin Matthew South; and his great-grandchildren, Destiny, Nathaniel, Makayla, Alexis, Mashyla, Brayden, Emma, Mason and Alyssa.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Ann McClellan on February 29th, 2008; his sisters, Barbara Murphy, Lucy Leugers, Dolly Brinker and Evelyn Risk; and his brother, Harry A. South.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend John A. Meyer Monday, November 1st, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Rosary services were conducted Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Spina Bifida Association. Onlie condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Donald Bowman

Donald “Yacky” Bowman, 57, of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, October 30th, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 5th, 1953, the son of Russell and Mary Adams Bowman. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School Class of 1971. He worked at Seagram’s Distillery for several years and later in the janitorial department of Lawrenceburg High School. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and a former Ohio County Fair Board member.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Bowman; his mother, Mary Bowman; his sons, Douglas (Tracie) Bowman and Daniel (Doris) Bowman; his daughter, Danika Bowman (Cody Jackson); five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brothers, Robert Bowman and David Bowman; his aunts, Viola Bowman of Rising Sun and Jean Ayler of Madison; and his uncle, Bill (Marge) Adams of Rising Sun.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 5th, at 1 p.m. in Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ with burial in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call today (Thursday, November 4th) from 4-9 p.m. at Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Indiana or Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.

Rylee Oser

Rylee Marie Oser, two months and three days old, of Florence, passed away at 2:48 a.m. Tuesday, October 26th, 2010, at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born prematurely on August 23rd, 2010, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Jeffrey Michael Oser and Misty Marie Evans, who both survive in Florence.

Other survivors include her grandparents, Sherry and Jim Carr of Vevay, Mark and Darlene Evans of Debary, Florida, Kim Vocks of Florence, and Jeff Oser and Jody Blair of Harrison, Ohio; her great-grandparents, Helen Heuer of Florence, Ed Heuer of Vevay, Penny Oser of Rising Sun, and Robert and Carol Bergman of Sanford, Florida; her uncles, Alex Oser of Rising Sun, Tony Evans of Vevay, Sean Wade of Vevay, Josh Carr of Vevay, Jason Carr of Vevay, Matt Evans of Debary, Florida, and David Evans of Debary; her aunts, Kennedy Oser of Rising Sun and Keirea Oser of Rising Sun; and several great-uncles and great-aunts.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Frank Joseph Oser.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Friday, October 29th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetry. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via thefuneral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Bill Finley

William J. “Bill” Finley, 58, of Rising Sun, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Friday, October 29th, 2010, at his residence.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 22nd, 1952, the son of the late Irene E. (Bauer) Haas and Robert L. Finley, Sr. He attended Oak Hills High School and Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. He received his master’s degree from Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary. He was employed as a professional engineer and was Ohio Valley Operations Manager for Atlantic Plant Maintenance, a division of GE, Mason, Ohio, for 16 years. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and served as a church elder and member of The Gideons International. He loved golf, traveling, softball, fishing and was a Bengals fanatic.

On June 9th, 1979, in Harrison, Ohio, he married Barbara (Carnes) Finley, who survives.

Other survivors include his daughters, Delora Potter and husband Aaron of Rising Sun, Jaime Finley of Rising Sun, and Lisa Carnes of Patriot; his sons, Lonnie Carnes of Cincinnati and Kenneth Carnes of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Courtney, Kendall and Dylan Potter, Jacob and Julee Sandlin, Madison, Olivia and Addison Carnes; his sisters, Nancy Montag and Karen Simpson, both of Cincinnati; his brother, Charles Finley of Lawrenceburg; his stepsisters, Frances Bedinghaus of Cincinnati, Donna Kumli, Virginia Sheley, and Anna Livengood, all of Brookville.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert L. Finley, Jr.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Don Campbell Monday, November 1st, at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ near Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the family or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Les Boone

Lloyd “Les” Boone, 77, formerly of Rising Sun, passed away at his home near Moorefield, on October 31st, 2010.

He was born June 26th, 1933, in Owen County, Kentucky, the son of Lloyd and Nellie (Perkins) Boone. Throughout his life he worked for Gentry Construction, Jefferson County Highway Department and the Indiana State Highway Department. He farmed in Ohio County with his brother, Austin Boone. His hobby was restoring old tractors.

Surviving are his brother, Robert Boone of Moorefield; his sisters, Ola Heath Purvis of Bedford, Kentucky and Arizona Jefferies of Madison; his sister-in-law, Virginia Boone of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 3rd, in Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Sanford Banta

Sanford Bundy Banta, 92, of Madison, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Friday, October 29th, 2010, at his home.

He was born October 10th, 1918, in Canaan, the son of Charles Edward and Nettie J. Vanosdol Banta, who both preceded him in death. He was a 1936 graduate of North Madison High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on April 14th, 1941, in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving in the 989th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star, the American Defense Medal, the EAME Theater Ribbon with Four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He fought in the battles and campaigns at Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on October 20th, 1945, from Camp Atterbury.

He was united in marriage to Ruby Siebenthal on October 12th, 19841, in Patriot. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home.

He retired after working as a range supervisor for the Jefferson Proving Ground near Madison. He also operated a private income tax service for over 30 years, making many house calls over his career. He w as a charter member of the Madison No. 5 Fire Company. He was a faithful member of North Madison Christian Church. He enjoyed carpentry and was proud to have built his own home. He also enjoyed working in stained glass. He w as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his daughters, Sandy Hall Hedges and husband Jim of Milton, Kentucky and Sue Wynn of Madison; his grandchildren, Mike Wynn and wife Bridgett, Kimberly Austin and husband A.J., Tom Wynn, Jr., and wife Ruth Anne and Christy Hall; his great-grandchildren, Caitlin Rene Hall, Alex Wynn, T.J. Austin, Scott Austin, Bailey Wynn and Thomas Wynn, III; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Ilene Siebenthal Banta on November 7th, 2006; his son-in-law, Barry A. Hall on February 7th, 2003; his grandson, Jason A. Hall on December 6th, 2005; his sisters, Thelma Shingleton on November 3rd, 2009, Opal Scott on November 21st, 1982, and Pauline Underwood on September 7th, 2010; his brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Vincent Shingleton on May 12th, 1992, John Paul Scott on July 29th, 2008, William H. Underwood on August 15th, 1997, and Orris and Ethel Siebenthal.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Bob Hicks Tuesday, November 2nd, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. North Madison Fire Company No. 5 held a fireman’s service Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to North Madison Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Betty Banta

Betty Jo (Cope) Banta, 80, of Vevay, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

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