Obituaries week of 12-3-09


Donnie Tingle

Donald Lee “Donnie” Tingle, 61, of Vevay, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, November 28th, 2009, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born May 15th, 1948, in Vevay, the son of Gilbert Carroll and Leona (Raisor) Tingle, who both preceded him in death. He resided in Switzerland County most of his life and was a a1966 graduate of Vevay High School.

He was united in marriage on August 16th, 1968, to Judy Turner. Unto this union three sons arrived to bless their home.

He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on April 3rd, 1968, in Vevay, rising to the rank of Corporal, serving during the Vietnam War. For his service to his country, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with one star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device. He was hoorably discharged on October 20th, 1969, in Santa Ana, California.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Local 181 out of Louisville, Kentucky and had been employed at Carlisle Excavating in Walton, Kentucky and was involved in the construction of the Marble Hill Nuclear Power Plant. He was a member of the Florence Masonic Lodge #27 F&AM, as well as the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. He was a member of the old Braytown Christian Church. He will be remembered by his friends and family for always being a hard worker and his love of playing cards.

Survivors include his sons, Donald Corey Tingle, Darren Casey Tingle and wife Marta and Deven Carey Tingle, all of Madison; his grandchildren, Dalton Christopher Tingle, Morgan Renee Tingle and Lakyn Ashlee Tingle; his sisters, Shelby Garland of Vevay, Leora Marsh of North Vernon, Shirley Hewitt of Vevay and Wilma Romans of Madison; his brother, Charles Tingle of Farmer’s Retreat; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lois Taylor; and his brothers, Earl and James Everett Tingle.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Mike Jones Wednesday, December 2nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison with full military rites conducted at the cemetery by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Masonic services were conducted by Florence Masonic Lodge #27 F&AM Tuesday evening, December 2nd, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 185 Relief Fund or Vevay VFW Post 5396 Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Carolyn J. Hufford

Carolyn J. Hufford, 66, of Crystal River, Florida, passed away Friday, November 27th, 2009, in Lecanto, Florida, under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County.

She was born November 22nd, 1943, in Aberdeen, the daughter of James and Margaret (Hutchinson) Boggs. She moved to Citrus County in 1993 from Patriot. She was a member of Concord Community Church near Patriot and the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Hufford of Crystal River; her children, Vianna Carol Crisp of Crystal River, Lawrence Robert Hufford of Casselberry, Florida and Kenneth Eugene Hufford of Vevay; her sisters, Clarabelle, Doris and Iretta; and her grandchildren, Kayla, Kacey, Robbie, Willie, Daniel and Joe.

Private cremation will take place under the direction of Brown Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations nay be made to Hospice of Citrus County.

W. Gene Weaver

W. Gene Weaver, 77, of Aurora, passed away at 4:41 a.m. Wednesday, November 25th, 2009, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born August 9th, 1932, in Ohio County, the son of the late Florence (Waller) and Rolla Weaver. He owned and operated Weaver Farm Supply since 1950. He was Ohio County 4-H Fair board president, Dearborn County 4-H Fair board president, Aurora Lions Club president, Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation board chairman, Indiana State Soil and Water Conservation president, member of Aurora First United Methodist Church, former Indiana FFA president, heavily involved in the Aurora Farmeers Fair, serving many duties such as emcee, Kentucky Colonel, recipient of the Saginaw of the Wabash, 32nd Degree Mason, and member of Aurora Masonic Lodge. He was a graduate of Aurora High School, Class of 1950 and served in the U.S. Army.

On August 2nd, 1957, he married Martha L. Kyle, who survives.

Other survivors includee his daughters, Cynthia Young and husband James of Aurora, Jeannette Cain and husband Tom of Milan, Beverly O’Daniel and husband Paul of Burlington, Kentucky, and Martha J. “Janie” Weaver of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Katie Little, Julie Carter (Joe), Jimmy Young, Samantha O’Daniel, Bryan O’Daniel, Nicki O’Daniel, Jaclyn Kolodzik, Kristen Kolodzik and Nicole Cain; his great-grandchild, Lura Little; his brother, Orville Weaver of Aurora; and his brothers-in-law, David Kyle and Daniel (Mary) Kyle; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 30th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio County Rescue Unit or Ohio County Fair Board (for beef scholarship) or Ohio County Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Suzanne Buddenberg

Suzanne Buddenberg, 48, of Rising Sun, passed away Wednesday, November 25th, 2009, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was born March 16th, 1961, in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Vince and Lorraine (Holland) Purcell. She was a homemaker.

On July 21st, 1982, she married John Buddenberg, who survives.

Other survivors include her son, Joseph Buddenberg of Oakland, California; her daughters, Amanda Howard of Ashdown, Arkansas and Michelle Buddenberg of Lehigh Acres, Florida; her brother, Mike Purcell; her sisters, Debbie Osborn, Kate Leonarad, Pat Markman and Michelle Kirk; and her grandchildren, Ryan Joseph Smith and Makayla Rose Juan-Nicolas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Veronica Lake.

Private funereal services will be held at the convenience of the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Gay Hertz

Gay (Hartman) Hertz, 67, of Madison, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Monday, November 23rd, 2009, at her home.

She was born December 1st, 1941, in Madison, the daughter of JB and Anna Jeanette (Hall) Hartman. She was raised in North Madison and was a 1960 graduate of Madison High School in downtown Madison. She was a devout activist in the Jefferson County Democrat Party. She helped to organize Lee Hamilton’s Campaign in Jefferson County. She served as a vice precinct committee person under Herman Hoffman for the Jefferson County Democrat Party. She served as deputy treasurer under treasurer Betty Lodge in the Jefferson County Courthouse.

She was united in marriage on June 29th, 1979, by Madison Mayor, Dr. Warren Rucker, to Anthony P. Hertz at their home on Jefferson Street in downtown Madison.

She had served as an administrative assistant and in dispatch for the Indiana State Highway Department for several years. She worked as an administrative assistant for Calvin Deveary Vending in Madison for several years. She then began a career in sales for Serv-o-mation Vending in Madison. In 1984, she became a sales representative for Williams Food Service. She then took over as manager of the Madison branch of Williams Food Service for four years. She had last worked for AVI Food Systems as a sales representative, retiring from the vending industry in 2006.

She always enjoyed maintaining a second career along with her career in vending. She worked in sales and as a buyer for M’Lady Dress Shoppe in downtown Madison. She later began a career in funeral service, working with the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre until her death. She had fought a courageous battle with canceer since 1991. She was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church since her childhood and had taught Sunday School there. She attended the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison. She will be remembered for a strong conviction that a woman can and will accomplish anything she sets her mind to. A woman with a great sense of style and beauty, she enjoyed shopping, reading, collecting dolls, hats and antiques. Some of her happiest moments in life were on the beach with family and friends or walking on the Madison Riverfront with her faithful Doberman and friends. She would serve and help with any project or committee that needed her advice or beliefs. In the last 10 years of her life it was her mission to help others and to be there to support them in illness and in their grief.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony P. “Tony” Hertz of Madison; her stepdaughters, Joni Lanham and husband Ronald of Madison and Laura Jo Hertz of Madison; her stepsons, David Hertz and wife Angie and Nick Hertz and wife Christina, all of Madison; her step grandchildren, Jessica and Justin Lanham, Katelyn and Jacob Hertz, Ashton Hertz, Ethan and Nycole White; her niece, Elizabeth Ann Hartman of Atlanta, Georgia; her nephew, John Bradley Hartman of Savannah, Georgia; her great-niece and great-nephews, Brittany, Zachary and Jamie Hartman; her aunts and uncle, Jean Humphreys of Moorefield, Alice D. Hartman of Madison, Julian “Nub” and Louise Hartman of Moorefield; numerous cousins and other relativesi.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Jeanette Hall Hartman on January 3rd, 1994; her father, JB Hartman on April 30th, 1999; her brother, James Frank “Jimmy” Hartman on August 19th, 1999; and her grandparents, Fay and Lizzie Hartman and Frank and Alice Hart Hall.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend John A. Meyer Saturday, November 28th, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Prayer service was conducted Friday evening by Reverend Meyer at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lide White Boys and Girls Club, Girls Inc., and Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Dustin Lewis

Dustin Michael Lewis, 25, of Rising Sun, passed away Monday, November 23rd, 2009, at 8:47 a.m. at his home.

He was born April 27th, 1984, in Lawreceburg, the son of Michael Lewis and Glenda (Murray) Gould. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 2002 and was a laborer and operator for North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky. He loved spending time with his daughter, riding quads, spending time on the farm, buying and selling trucks. He enjoyed showing horses in his youth.

On September 27th, 2008, he married Sarah Berkley, who survives.

Other survivors include his daughter, Kassidy Lynn Lewis of Rising Sun; his father, Michael Lewis of Bear Branch; his mother, Glenda Gould of Rising Sun; his stepfather, Randy Beckett of Rising Sun; his grandmothers, Margaret Murray of Rising Sun and June Lewis of Ohio; his great-grandparents, Harold and Louise White; his sisters, Chasity (Matthew) Slayback of Aurora and Cary Dowdee of Rising Sun; his nephew, Colten Dowdee; and his nieces, Malzee Slayback and Ava Slayback.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Junior Murray and Jack Lewis.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Don Campbell Friday, November 27th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Dwight Shelton

Dwight LaValle Shelton, 65, of Madison, formerly of Farmland, passed away at 7:28 a.m. Monday, November 30th, 2009, at his home near Manville.

He was born December 13th, 1943, in Madison, the son of Raymond and Eileen (Brooks) Shelton, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1961 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He attended Ball State University and was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity.

He was united in marriage on October 20th, 1962, in Muncie, to Lavita Jayne McQueen. They raised three daughters, a son and three grandchildren.

He was employed for 20 years with Westinghouse in Muncie as a supervisor. He retired from industrial tool sales with Quality Mill Supply in Muncie. He approached everything in life with great enthusiasm, which included hunting, fishing, conservation, 4-H shooting sports, hunter’s education, attending spring car races and rock and roll music. He loved to travel and especially enjyed family vacations to Mexico. He found strength and beauty in nature. He was devoted to his farmland near Manville and enjoyed the family log guest home called “Shelton’s Ash Manor.” He was an excellent leader and had served as past president of the Indiana Wildlife Federation as well as the Indiana Delegate to the National Wildlife Federation and was a certified hunter education instructor and 4-H shooting sports instructor. He was a founding member of the Farmland Conservation Club. He was appointed by three past Governors of the State of Indiana to the Indiana Heritage Trust. He was past chapter president of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He enjoyed his faithful companion “Weejus” as well as numerous grand dogs.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Lavita Shelton of Madison; his daughters, Nancy Thompson of Madison, Stephanie Shelton of Indianapolis, and Allison Shelton Brady and husband Charlie of Mooresville, North Carolina; his son, Justin Shelton and his partner, Mark Osadjan of Chicago, Illinois; his stepmother, Mary Scott Shelton of Hamilton, Michigan; his grandchildren, Richard Thompson, Lauren Thompson King and husband Cody, Nathan Thompson; his step grandson, Chase Brady; his sisters, Phyllis Kirby and husband Dewayne of Winston Salem, North Carolina, Debbie Shelton of San Luis Obispo, California, Leann Volkers and husband Dar of Hamilton, Michigan, Theresa Zeh of Manistee, Michigan, Kim TerBeek of Hamilton, Michigan, Tammy Kleis and husband Chuck of Hamilton, Michigan; his brothers, Randy Shelton and wife Amy of Hamilton, Michigan, Kevin Shelton of Hamilton, Michigan, Rodney Shelton and wife Kelly of Hamilton, Michigan, Frankie Larson of Seymour; his brother-in-law, Delbert Tenckinck of Holland, Michigan; his special nephew, Joe Navari of Sacramento, California, Paul Navari of Portland, Oregon, Nicholas Navari of McMinnville, Oregon; his beloved aunts, Charlotte Baird of Manville; Norma Walker and husband Wendell of Tacoma, Washington, Mary Borter of Madison, Myra Brett of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Bertha McQueen of Madison; his wife’s close cousins, Rosemary McQueen Day and husband David of Indianapolis, Marilyn McQueen of Madison; many Amish friends. He was the special cousin, uncle, friend, father figure and mentor to an incredibly large number of relatives, friends, and 4-H students over the years.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Hayden Christopher Thompson and his sister, Brenda Tenckinck in June, 2007.

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 4th, at Morga & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time. A reception will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Wildlife Federation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Mary Lou Cochran

Mary Lou Cochran, 71, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, November 26th, 2009, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born August 7th, 1938, in Petersburg, Kentucky, the daughter of Ivan and Dora (Ryle) Walston. She was a retired line worker for Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg.

On April 9th, 1955, she married Jerry Lee Cochran, who died October 10th, 2008.

Survivors include her son Rick Cochran and wife Dena of Rising Sun; her daughter, Roxanne Jones and husband Roger of Rising Sun; her grandchhildren, Ashley Cochran, Lyle Cochran, Holy Radcliff and Chris Jones; her great-grandchildren, Devin, Brogan and Addison Radcliff and Jessica Crepin; her gret-great-grandchild, Logan Crepin; her brothers, Dicky, W.S., Cecil, Floyd, Billy and Wayne Walston; and her sisters, Donna Rogers and Barbara Walston.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Walston; and her sister, Betty Chalk.

Funeral services were conducted by Eldon Fancher Tuesday, December 1st, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the family.