Obituaries week of 12-15-11


Kathy Proctor

Kathy Ann (Juilfs) Proctor, 54, of Vevay, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Monday, December 12th, 2011, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She w as born May 7th, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Robert Lee “Bobby” and Donna Jean (Gilbert) Juilfs. She was raised in Switzerland County and attended Switzerland County High School.

She was united in marriage in 1981, in Warsaw, Kentucky, to Robert Stanley Proctor. They have enjoyed the pat 30 years of marriage together.

She was a former employee of BESI Inc., in Vevay. She was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay and Grote Manufacturing in Madison. She was a faithful member of Ebenezer Wesleyan Holiness Church near Moorefield. She will be remembered for her love of writing poetry, songs, singing and playing the piano and accordion.

Survivors include her husband, Robert S. Proctor of Vevay; her son, Calvin Proctor of Vevay; her mother, Donna J. Juilfs of Vevay; her brother, David Juilfs of Vevay; her nieces, Amanda Van Grundy and husband Chris of Vevay and Cheyenne Juilfs of Vevay; and her great-niece, Kaitlyn Juilfs of Vevay.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Lee “Bobby” Juilfs; her brother, Ricky Lee Juilfs; her sister, Karen Sue Juilfs; her grandparents, Leo H. and Vandilla (Kendall) Gilbert; Joseph H. and Velma (Scudder) Juilfs; and her niece, Alisha Dawn Juilfs.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend David Dicken at 11 a.m. Friday, December 16th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Marvin Marsh

Marvin Elbert “Manboy” Marsh, 83, of Madison, formerly of Moorefield, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th, 2011, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born June 18th, 1928, in Jefferson County near Brooksburg, the son of Gabe and Mildred (Reed) Marsh. He was raised on Splinter’s Ridge and attended school there. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 28th, 1951, in Indianapolis. He rose to the rank of sergeant, serving A Company, 13th Engineers, C Battalion during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on April 10th, 1953, at Camp Atterbury, receiving the Korean Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

He was united in marriage on May 16th, 1953, in Columbus at the parsonage of Reverend O.T. Smith to Mary Goldie Wilson. This happy union was blessed with a daughter and a son. They celebrated 50 years of marriage together until her death on August 5th, 2003.

They resided in Columbus from 1975-1996 and he worked for 47 years with Arvin Industries. While at Arvin’s he held every position with the company, retiring as janitor. He moved back to his farm he owned near Moorefield in 1996 and enjoyed raising tobacco, cattle and gardening. He loved working with horses and caring for his animals. He enjoyed attending Long Run Baptist Church and Mount Sterling Baptist Church in Switzerland County.

After his first wife’s death, he enjoyed spending time with Audrey R. Jester Harmon and they were later united in marriage. He enjoyed family get togethers with Audrey’s family and friends. He was a life member of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. He was very patriotic and a man who was strong in his convictions.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Jester Harmon Marsh of Madison; his son, Rick Marsh and wife Gloria of Commiskey; his daughter, Marjorie Jean Henderson and husband Ronnie of Midland, Texas; his niece whom he helped raise, Adrianna Jane Charlton and husband Lenny of Vevay; his grandson, Justin Marsh and wife Amber of Blocher, Indiana; his great-granddaughter, McKenzie Marsh; his stepchildren, Sharon Roark Wilson and husband Dave of Madison, Judy Bailey and husband Jack of Vevay, Diana Brown and husband Denny of Vevay, Charles Harmon and companion Judy of Madison; his brother, Larry Marsh and wife Leora of North Vernon; his step-grandchildren, Dustin, Angie, Michelle, Michael, Shawn, Casie, Amanda, Kara and Kyrstal; his step-great-grandchildren, Jalen, Devin, Trenton, Addison, Paytton, Carson, Brady, Nick, Kenny, Jaxen, Maysen and Anelisa; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Gabe Marsh on December 29th, 1971 and Mildred Reed Marsh on August 9th, 1963; his sisters, Anna Mable Furish Combs on May 17th, 2006, Helen Shepherd, Carolyn Amburgey, Mildred Scudder Blair on March 18th, 1991, Jeanne DeMumbrun on August 27th, 2004, Ernestine O’Neal on April 8th, 2009, and Christine Padfield on March 1st, 2007; his brothers, Melvin Marsh on April 2nd, 1989, Leland Marsh, Kenneth Harold “Haystack” Marsh on May 2nd, 2004, and Ronald Marsh.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Tom Rogers and Pastor K.C. Banta Monday, December 12th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Bob Pruett

Bobby Gene “Bob” Pruett, 64, of Corydon, Indiana, formerly of Madison, passed away Monday, December 12th, 2011, at 2:20 p.m. at his home in Corydon with his loving family at his side.

He was born December 31st, 1946, in Madison, the loving son of the late, Lloyd Eugene and Inez O. Gray Pruett. He was raised in Madison and was a 1964 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He attended Hanover College from 1964-1965. Bob was inducted into the United States Army on February 23, 1966 in Madison, Indiana. He rose to the rank of Specialist Five during the Vietnam War serving the 493rd Truck Company 16th Group. He was honorably discharged on February 21, 1968 from Fort Benning, Georgia receiving the National Defense Service Medal; the Overseas Bar; the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars; the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He attended Liberty United Methodist Church as a youngster and was a member later at Kent United Methodist Church in Kent. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in history from Indiana University where he was on the Dean’s List in 1971. He was first employed as a social studies teacher at Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, he served as Junior class sponsor, the assistant wrestling coach and scorekeeper at the basketball games. He then worked as a realtor and office manager for Stanley Gray Real Estate in Madison from 1972-1982.

Bob was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Dianna Lynn Konkle on December 3rd, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This happy union was blessed with one son, Josh. Bob became the owner and operator of the Dairy Queen Stores in Madison from 1979-1991 and enjoyed living in downtown Madison on Main Street. He became vice president of Citizens National Bank in Madison from 1982-1985 and during his tenure the bank grew $25 million in assets. He had served as a board member with the Indiana Transportation Authority from 1984-1990. He was proud to be elected the Indiana State Republican Representative of the 66th District from 1980-1982 and enjoyed serving on the House Ways and Means; the budget sub-committee; higher education sub-committee; insurance and corporation committee and chaired the interim select committee to study black grants. He then served as the Vice President of Operations with Paragon Construction Properties in Madison from 1984-1990. He also served at the Regional Vice President of Tobacco Institute from 1987-1996. Bob then served as the Divisional Vice President of Government Affairs at Brown and Williamson from 1996-2005 and as Senior Director of Government Affairs at R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company since 2004 and at present with Reynolds American Incorporated.

Some of the awards and recognitions Bob was proud of receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Robert D. Orr; Freshman “Outstanding” Legislator Award by the Indiana Broadcasters Association, this award was voted upon by the majority and minority caucuses; 1981 Outstanding Young Men of America; Soldier of the Month for the Company, Battalion and Group in Vietnam. He was also a member of the Capitol Club of Sacramento; lifetime member of the I.U. Alumni Association; Hoosier Hundred Member I.U. Varsity Club; past member of the Board of Realtors and had served as president and secretary of the Jefferson County Board of Realtors; board member of the Jefferson County United Way; the Madison Elks Club; Madison Rotary Club; the Indianapolis Press Club; Skyline Club and the Columbia Club. After moving to Corydon Bob enjoyed attending Pfrimmers Chapel United Methodist Church. Bob enjoyed high school and college basketball, especially IU. He also liked to watch the Indianapolis Colts as well. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and family man.

He will be missed by his loving wife of 32 years, Dianna Lynn Konkle Pruett of Corydon; his loving son, Josh Pruett and his fiancée, Bridie Schellenberg of Corydon; his sister and brother-in-law, Wanda Horine and her husband, Dale of Hanover; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy Lee Brown and her husband, Dennis of Lebanon, Kentucky; his father-in-law, William Lee  “Bill” Konkle of Vevay; his nieces and nephews, Patrick and Heather Horine; Lori and Matt Till; Kevin and Amy Brown; his great-niece and great-nephews, Brennan and Brady Horine; Nathan and Leah Till;  his aunts and uncles, Reverend Don and Mildred Pruett of Hanover, Bill and  Barbara Pruett of Deputy, Willis and Betty Pruett of Plainfield, Doris  and Richard Duncan of Kent, Lonnie Barker of Hanover, Glen “Bud”  and  Neoma Gray of Kent, Carroll and Jean Gray of Kent, Murel L. and Betty Gray of Kent, Stanley Gray of Lexington, Indiana, Eddie and Jo Konkle of Lamb, Roberta and Bob Lamson of Indianapolis, Harold and Mary Ann Dickason of Indianapolis, Indiana; his grandparents-in-law, Lewis and Lucille Konkle of Lamb; many cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Eugene Pruett on May 19th, 2007; his mother, Inez O. Gray Pruett on September 13th, 2007; his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Dickason Konkle on July 1st, 2011; his grandparents, John W. and Mary Myrl Peacock Pruett and Russell and Helen Mae Hall Gray.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 17th, at 11 a.m. by Pastor Karen Devaiser and Reverend Don Pruett at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow at the Liberty Cemetery near Hanover.

Friends may call today (Thursday, December 15th) from 3-8 p.m. at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home, 318 East Chestnut Street in Corydon; Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.

Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion and the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Cemetery Association or the Kent United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

 Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s web site guestbook at

Gary Henry, Sr.

Gary Wayne Henry, Sr., 56, of Patriot, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 6th, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born in Madison, on May 12th, 1955, the son of Ruby (Turner) Meadows and the late Everett Henry, Jr. He worked as a manager at Southeastern Indiana Solid Waste Distict in Madison. He also worked at Arts Rental in Aurora. At an early age he was baptized at the Grant’s Creek Baptist Church. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

On November 30th, 1974, he married Norma (Pursifull) Henry who survives.

Survivors also include his mother, Ruby Meadows of East Enterprise; his daughter, Lori Mae Henry of Patriot; his sons, Gary Wayne Henry, Jr., (Misty) of Florence and Everett Charles Henry of Vevay; his sister, Debbie Vinson of East Enterprise; his brother, Mark Henry (Debbie) of Argyle, Texas; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Robert David Henry.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 9th, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Rita Adams

Rita Jo Miller Adams, 57, of Madison, passed away at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, November 27th, 2011, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born June 11th, 1954, in Madison, the daughter of Gerald D. and Betty L. Hopper Miller. She was raised in Jefferson County and resided most of her life there. She was a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and graduated with an associate degree in computer information systems. She was employed early in life with Regal Rugs in North Vernon. She had owned and operated “Our Place” Restaurant in Madison for several years and had cooked at the Elks Club in Madison. She was currently the chief of operations for Lanthier Winery in downtown Madison. She enjoyed clogging, sewing, candy making, baking, movies, play station, and was very artistic and creative.

Survivors include her daughter, Brittany Nicole Adams of Madison; her sons, Jeff Dwain Adams of Madison and Thomas Lee Adams of North Vernon; her mother, Betty L. Hopper Miller of Madison; her sisters, Judy Lee and husband Chuck of Madison, Janet “Fizz” Miller Splain and husband Bill of Vevay, Lois Miller of Shelby, North Carolina, Shirley Miller Russell and husband John of Silver Lake, Indiana; her brothers, Daryl W. Miller and wife Connie of Hanover, Richard “Buzz” Miller and wife Pam of Manville, David E. Miller of Madison; her former mother-in-law, Verda Adams Keen of North Vernon; her grandchildren, Joshua Kernen, Toran Adams, Ryan Adams, Destany Adams, Alivia Adams, Keaton Hall and Elijah Adams; her aunt, Mary Scott of Madison; her uncle, Benny Chandler of Canaan; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald D. Miller on December 27th, 1992; her brothers, Johnny and Tommy Miller on April 24th, 1949; and her grandparents, John E. and Mildred A. Stevenson Hopper and Thomas and Lillie Miller.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ron Lee and Pastor Bill Maginn Saturday, December 3rd, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Caledonia Cemetery near Moorefield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rita Miller Adams Memorial Fund with the Jefferson Community Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at