Obituaries week of 2/1/07

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Mabel Adams

Mabel (Carver) Adams, 100, of Florence, passed away Friday, January 26th, at her home.
She was born February 12th, 1906, in Florence, the daughter of Richard E. and Anna Mae (Long Du Plan) Carver, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1925 graduate of Vevay High School and had resided in the Florence community the majority of her life. She was a former employee of the old creamery in Florence. She was also a former machinist for a machine shop in Cincinnati. She was a former cook at the old Florence Elementary School in Florence for several years.
She was united in marriage November 25th, 1930, to Roy G. Adams. Unto this union four sons and two daughters arrived to bless their home.
She was a member of the old Florence Methodist Church. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening and word search books.
Survivors include her daughters, Virginia Ann “Ginny” Adams of Cincinnati and Martha Lucille Stephenson and husband Harry of Elizabethtown; her sons, Richard Roy Adams and wife Leona of Florence and Frank D. Adams and wife Shirley of Georgetown, Ohio; her stepdaughter, Emma Lou Brindley of Carrollton, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy G. Adams; her sons, Robert Emerson “Bob” Adams on October 30th, 1995, and Arthur Betten “Art” Adams on March 19th, 2006; her stepson, Charles Noble Adams; her sisters, Virginia Carson, Helen Scudder and Grace Carver; and her brothers, Albert R. “Dick” Carver and Robert L. Carver.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) by Brother Floyd Parks at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Lorraine Lueking

Lorraine (Gullion) Lueking, 85, of Vevay, passed away Tuesday, January 23rd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born July 5th, 1921, in Markland, the daughter of Hubert and Charlotte Elizabeth (Ethridge) Gullion, who both preceded her in death. She was a 1939 graduate of Patriot High School and a 1941 graduate of Bethesda School of Nursing in Cincinnati.
She was united in marriage January 23rd, 1943, at the Markland Baptist Church to Robert Boyce “Bob” Lueking, who preceded her in death. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
She began her career as a Registered Nurse in Cleveland, Ohio, until they moved back to Switzerland County. She began a long career in nursing for Dr. Noel S. Graves in Vevay, in 1951. Dr. Graves and Lorraine Lueking gave countless hours of themselves to the Switzerland County community from 1951-1968. They continued to serve the surrounding communities upon moving the medical practice to the Madison Clinic in Madison from 1968-1999.
She met and maintained many friendships during her 48 years of service to her communities. Serving and caring for the people of her community in their time of need was her life. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an associate member of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority in Vevay and attended the Switzerland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Don Lueking of Houghton, Michigan; her daughter, Judy Heeren and husband Richard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; her granddaughters, Lisa Renee Lueking of Detroit, Michigan and Stacy Marie Lueking of Dallas, Texas; her sister, Dorothy Hanna of Madison; her niece, Kay Coffman of Tavares, Florida; and her nephew, Jeff Hanna of Fishers, Indiana.
Private funeral services were conducted Monday, January 29th, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or 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.

Donald Littrell

Donald Wayne Littrell, 59, of North Vernon, passed away Monday, January 22nd, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born October 26th, 1947, in Rushville, the son of Norvin and Mildred (Leep) Littrell, who both preceded him in death. He was a 1965 graduate of North Vernon High School and was a graduate of Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana. He was formerly employed in the office of the Arvin-Piolet-Martinrea Corporation in North Vernon for 25 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in North Vernon. He enjoyed reading and taking long walks.
Survivors include his sister, Judy Vanosdol and husband James of Butlerville; his nephews, Steve, Troy, Clayton, Jason, Michael, Aaron and Eric; his nieces, Teresa and Tonya; several great-nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Littrell.
Graveside services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Wednesday, January 31st, with burial in Vevay Cemetery. 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.

Virgil R. Hewitt

Virgil R. Hewitt, 77, of Rising Sun, passed away Thursday, January 25th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was born November 1st, 1929, in Aurora, the son of Russell L. and Bernice (McKinley) Hewitt. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1947. He was retired from sales and purchasing for Alton Box in Aurora. He also worked for Stedman’s Foundry and Brown Tool. He was a member of First United Church of Christ in Rising Sun. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.
On April 1st, 1955, he married Shirley Elizabeth Bromwell, who died July 24th, 2000.
Survivors include his mother, Bernice Hewitt; his brother, Paul Hewitt and wife Rosie of Rising Sun; his sister, Betty Burgess and husband Jim of Rising Sun; his brother-in-law, Bradley Bromwell and wife Greta of Columbus; his sister-in-law, Melva Buchanan and husband Earl of Canaan; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted Monday, January 29th, by Pastor John Heckman with burial in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Waters of Rising Sun Activities Fund. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

Thelma M. O’Neal

Thelma M. O’Neal, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away Sunday, January 28th, at The Waters of Rising Sun.
She was born August 24th, 1925, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Douglas and Nettie Mae (Leasure) Dunaway. She was a homemaker and retired store owner of O’Neal’s Grocery in Sparta, Indiana. She also worked for Oak’s Grocery in Quercus and Anchor Glass in Lawrenceburg. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.
On July 8th, 1947, she married Leon L. O’Neal who died March 11th, 1996.
Survivors include her brother, Ben Walton and wife Lorraine of Rising Sun; her sister-in-law, Evelyne Mockbee of Arizona; her niece, Saundra Stanley of Rising Sun; her nephews, Steve Walton and Gene Walton, both of Rising Sun; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and step-great-great-grandchildren; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two step-grandchildren, Wayne O’Neal and Carolyn Sturgill.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 31st, by Brother Don Campbell at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.

Carole Weaver

Carole J. Colegate Weaver, 64, of Vevay, passed away Monday, January 29th, at her home.
She was born Sunday, December 13th, 11942, in Cleves, Ohio, the daughter of Raymond Colgate and Verla Perry. She worked as a nurses aide for United Church Homes.
Survivors include her sons, Wayne L. “Butch” Weaver, Jr., of Dillsboro and Jason L. Weaver of Cross Plains; her daughter, Jeannetta Harris of Vevay; her brothers, Clifford M. Graham of Vevay, James D. Graham of Cincinnati, Bradley Colegate of Harrison, Ohio, and Francis Colegate of Harrison, Ohio; her sister, Sally Retherford of Cedar Grove, Indiana; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Weaver, Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg. Interment will follow in Greendale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.fitchdenney.com

Nick Faulkner

William Nicholas Allen “Nick” Faulkner, 18, of Crittenden, Kentucky, died Monday, January 22nd, in an auto accident off Banklick Road in unincorporated Kenton County, Kentucky.
He was a former student at Switzerland County High School in Vevay. He was a supervisor with Eagle Truck Wash, Walton, Kentucky. He loved classic cars.
Survivors include his parents, William Faulkner of Crittenden and Marlene Faulkner of Vevay; his brother, Preston William Lee Faulkner of Vevay; stepsisters, Madison Faulkner, Adriann Faulkner and Shelby Rose, all of Crittenden; and grandparents, Willard Nicewonder of Independence, Kentucky and Nancy Geraldine Faulkner of Independence, Kentucky.
Services were held Saturday, January 27th, at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill, Kentucky.