Obituaries week of 12-2-10

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Len Woelfle

Leonard Christian “Len” Woelfle, 72, of Lamb, passed away at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday, November 30th, 2010, at his home.

He was born February 1st, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Leonard and Rosalind (Keck) Woelfle, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Cincinnati where he attended school and college.

He was united in marriage to Carolyn Marie Scholle in Cincinnati. A second marriage was on August 24th, 1974, in Cincinnati to Nancy Darby. He was united in marriage on July 6th, 1993, to Carol Ann Wells. They have enjoyed the past 17 years together. They co-owned and operated the Halfway House in Lamb for the past 18 years.

He was a former manager for Burger King, Inc., in Cincinnati. He was a former supervisor for Campbell Hausfeld in Harrison, Ohio. He also operated five booths at the Richwood Flea Market in Richwood, Kentucky, for 25 years. He was a 35-year member of the Eagles Lodge in Elmwood. He will be remembered for his love of playing Freecell on his computer and driving for the Amish the past two years.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Woelfle of Lamb; his daughters, Deborah Todd of Fairview, Kim Bickers of Cincinnati, Tina Hacker and husband Charles of Aurora and Melissa Stone of Lamb; his sons, Herbert Merz of Panama City, Florida, Brian Woelfle and wife Kim of Cincinnati, Danny Merz of Cincinnati, and Jack Woelfle of Cincinnati; 26 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Ann Happ of West Chester, Ohio; five nieces; and one nephew.

He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Jane Woelfle; his sons, Michael Woelfle on August 30th, 1995 and Danny Stone on February 8th, 1990; and his brother, Richard Woelfle on March 1st, 1996.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 3rd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Donald L. Jones

Donald L. “Don” Jones, 65, of Madison, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born August 15th, 1945, in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Charles D. and Anna Mae Lozier Jones, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and moved to Jefferson County in 1970. He was employed for 35 years with Reliance Electric as a machine operator. He also enjoyed farming and being outdoors. He was a faithful member of the Green Road Baptist Church and a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He enjoyed buying, selling and racing quarter horses. He loved fishing, hunting and collecting antiques.

He was united in marriage on September 27th, 1996, in Sevierville, Tennessee, to Geraldine Callis, who survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Timothy L. Jones and Douglas A. Jones, both of Madison; his stepdaughter, Deanna Watkins and husband Don of Mooresville, Indiana; his granddaughter, Samantha A. Jones; his step-grandchildren, Nicole, Tori, and Leslie Watkins; his sisters, Hazel Turner and husband Sarge of Moorefield and Audrey Bosaw and husband Melvin of Vevay; his brothers, David Jones of Moorefield, Ronald Jones and wife Beverly of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Melvin Jones of East Enterprise; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Calvin Jones.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Richard McDole at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Green Road Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

George Kincaid

George Kincaid, 77, of Vevay, formerly of West Union, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 25th, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born October 18th, 1933, the son of the late Franklin and Naomi (Trotter) Kincaid in Adams County, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a self-employed farmer and caretaker. He will be remembered for his love of antique tractors and antique farm shows.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Kincaid of Vevay; his son, James Kincaid of Cincinnati, Ohio; his sisters, Martha Clinger of West Union, Ohio and Louise Randolph Brown of Siloam Spring, Arkansas.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 28th, at Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home in West Union, Ohio with Bill Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Kirker Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Adams County Honor Guard. Local arrangements were made by Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay.

Herbert L. Price, Jr.

Herbert L. “Sonny” Price, Jr., 72, of Florence, passed away.

He was born in Indianapolis to the late Herbert and Vera Price. He retired from Ford Motor Company in 2000 as a machine repairman, after 25 years. He had also retired from CE Pauleys Printing and owned Lynn & Lynn Associates, a trucking company. He was a 1956 Warren Central High School graduate. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 119 and Moose Lodge 17.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Price; his daughters, Bettine “Tina” Riddle and Tamara (Michael) Hoagland; his stepsons, Benjamin Denison, Mathew Denison and Joshua Denison; his sister, Vera Jean Page; his special aunt, Joyce Scheib; and his grandchildren, Mathew and Kelsey Riddle, Emily, Sam and Max Hoagland.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Nadine Anderson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27th, at Hendryx Mortuary in Indianapolis. Burial was in Washington Park East Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to Hendryx@aol.com.

Manford Smith

Manford “Buck” Smith, 70, of Vevay, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 1st, 2010, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Funeral arrangements were pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Gunther Drake

Gunther Drake, 70, of Florence, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, November 25th, 2010, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born May 15th, 1940, in Koeningsburg, Germany, the son of Baron Gerhardt and Gertrude (Meller) Von Kreutzberger, who were both killed during World War II by the Nazis in Germany. He was raised by his grandmother and aunt Lisabeth Lotte Meller and was later adopted when she was married to William Joseph Drake. He was raised in Europe where he was educated in the baking trade in Munich, Germany.

He was united in marriage on October 3rd, 1958, at Fort Carson, Colorado, to Barbara Lee Light. Unto this union a daughter and three sons arrived to bless their home.

He was employed in the baking business from 1958-1982. He was employed with Mrs. Smith’s Pies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and retired as a Master Pastry Chef from Klosterman’s French Baking Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. He co-owned and operated with his wife Barbara the Shadow Hill Arabian Horse Farm in Cincinnati and on McCreary’s Ridge in Florence where he was the trainer and breeder of the World Class Egyptian Arabian Horses.

He was a member of the Bakery & Confectionery Worker’s Local 215 in Cincinnati and Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. He was also a member of the International Arabian Horse Association and the Pyramid Society for Egyptian Arabian Horses. He will be remembered for his love of horses, animals and coaching little league for the Northside Knight’s of Columbus in Cincinnati where they won many championships.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Lee Drake of Florence; his daughter, Linda Christine Davis and husband Barry of Columbus; his sons, Patrick Michael Drake and wife Melody of Cincinnati and Matthew Christopher Drake and fiancee Kristian of Florence; and his grandchildren, Ethan, Kaitlyn, Noah, Samantha, Alexis, Jordan and Sophia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Joseph and Lisabeth Lotte (Meller) Drake; and his son, Steven Michael Drake.

Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life service was conducted by Father John A. Meyer Tuesday, November 30th, at Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Charlotte Meyers

Charlotte Beatrice (Abbott) Meyers, 87, of Patriot, formerly of South Bend, passed away at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, November 30th, 2010, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born September 14th, 1923, in Rochester, Indiana, the daughter of Leo and Bernice (Babcock) Abbott, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1942 graduate of Rochester High School and a 1976 graduate of Indiana University in South Bend with a teaching degree and a licensed health facility administrator. She retired as a Social Services Director and Financial Advisor at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was a member of Albright United Methodist Church in South Bend.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Coplen and husband Steve of Patriot; her son, Larry Ken Elliott of Leesburgh, Indiana; her brother, Deverle L. Abbott of South Bend; her sisters, Mary Sharkey and Laura Abbott, both of South Bend; her grandchildren, Mark Coplen of Sharpsburgh, Georgia, Melody Coplen Kitson of Sunrise, Florida, Jodie Elliott Van Kirk, Jason Elliott, and Jamie Elliott, all of Warsaw, Indiana; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her grandson, Barry Lee Coplen on February 17th, 1993.

There were no funeral services. Interment was in Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of local arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Hazel Cline

Hazel Fowler Mitchell (Abney) Cline, 87, of Vevay, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Friday, November 26th, 2010, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born February 5th, 1923, in Hillham, Tennessee, the daughter of John and Grace (Daniels) Abney. Although her primary occupation was being a homemaker, she was also devoted to being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had lived in the Vevay community since June of 2008 and was formerly of Malden, Missouri.

She was united in marriage on August 29th, 1959, in Lafayette, Georgia, to Wendell Paul Cline. Unto this union two daughters and a son arrived to bless their home.

Survivors include her daughters, Wauneta Armstrong and husband Gilbert of Vevay and Joyce Hasseld and husband Lee of Lafayette; her son, John Cline; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

There were no funeral services. Interment was in New Crown Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s Activity Fund. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Linda Stoltzfus

Linda Beiler Stoltzfus, eight months and 20 days old, of Versailles, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, November 25th, 2010, at her home.

She was born March 5th, 2010, in Versailles, the daughter of David Fisher and Sarah Stoltzfus (Beiler) Stoltzfus, who both survive in Versailles.

Other survivors include her brothers, Emanuel B. Stoltzfus, Elam B. Stoltzfus and Samuel B. Stoltzfus, all of Versailles; her sisters, Fannie B. Stoltzfus and Mary B. Stoltzfus, both of Versailles; her grandparents, Christ and Mary Stoltzfus of Oak Grove, Kentucky, and Levi and Fannie Beiler of Holton; her great-grandfather, John K. Stoltzfus of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; her great-grandmothers, Nancy Beiler of Lancaster, Elsie King of Lancaster and Lavina Stoltzfus of Holton; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Rachel B. Stoltzfus; and her great-grandparents, Rachel Stoltzfus, Isreal Beiler, David King and Jesse Stoltzfus.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27th, at the David F. Stoltzfus residence in Versailles. Interment was in Ridge View Cemetery in Rexville. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via t he funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.