Obituaries week of 2-25-10


Dale Dixon, Sr.

Dale Andrew Dixon, Sr., 66, of Vevay, passed away at 7:42 p.m. Thursday, February 11th, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born November 21st, 1943, in Switzerland County, the son of Kirby Van and Laura Bell (Osborne) Dixon, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Lamb and was a 1962 graduate of Vevay High School.

He was united in marriage on May 2 9th, 1965, in Switzerland County to Myra Jo Leap. He w as later married to Nannette Smith in 1971 in Carroll County, Kentucky and to Lisa J. King on July 26th, 1980 in Clark County, Indiana.

He was employed in security at Belterra Casino and Resort in Vevay from 2 000-2005. He was formerly employed as a truck driver for Baylor Trucking in Milan from 1992-2000, Census Bureau in Jeffersonville from 1989-1992, Lee Oil Company in Jeffersonville from 1 984-1989, Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville from 1973-1984, M & T Chemicals in Carrollton, Kentucky from 1970-1973, Dover Corporation in Madison from 1967-1970, Cummins Diesel in Columbus from 1964-1967, Hamilton Cosco in Columbus from 1963-1964. He also enjoyed helping on the family farm at Lamb for 20 years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Switzerland County Historical Society, Brooksburg Baptist Church, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and attended Center Square Baptist Church.

Survivors include his sons, Dale A. Dixon, Jr., of Vevay, Jeremy Brian Dixon of Jeffersonville, and Aaron C. Dixon of Jeffersonville; his daughter, Cassie Dixon Yeary of Carrollton, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Amanda, Laura, and Mika; one great-grandchild; his companion, Carol Webb of Center Square; his sisters, Madeleine Walters of Danville, Kentucky, Amy Lush of Louisville, Kentucky, Lettie Wilson of Madison, Etta Royce of North Vernon, Vonna Haines of North Vernon, Joyce Meredith of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, Carolyn Altepeter of Seymour, and Evelyn Rose of Vevay; his brothers, Harold Dixon of Madison, Gerald Dixon of Milton, Kentucky, Keith Dixon of Kent; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Jason Kirby Dixon; his daughter, Megan Le’Erin Dixon; his sisters, Betty Sue Sturtzel, Clara Maria Dixon, Laura Marie Dixon; and an unnamed infant sister; his brothers, Gail William Dixon, Mickey Wayne Dixon, Hubert Dixon, Kirby Nelson Dixon and Don Dixon.

Graveside services and burial will be conducted today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. in Brooksburg Cemetery, with Brother Don Truesdell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. 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

Sylvia Van Hoosier

Sylvia Van Hoosier, 92, of Vevay, died Monday, February 15th, 2010, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born on September 20th, 1917, to the late John and Eleanor (Hauser) Feulner. She was retired from General Electric. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph Van Hoosier of Vevay; and her daughter, Karen Simmons.

Funeral Mass was held Friday, February 19th, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City with Reverend Dennis Duvelius, O.S.B. officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Tell City. Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home of Tell City was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church.

Otto Ward Williams

Otto Ward Williams, 72, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, in the Brookside Village Health Care Center of pancreatic cancer.

He was born on November 23rd, 1937, in Koleen, Indiana, to Raymond and Doris (Lynch) Williams. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Western & Southern Life Insurance Company in Jasper and was a former Indiana Conservation Officer. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jasper and Moose Lodge #1175. He loved sports, especially Indiana basketball.

Survivors include his son, Greg Williams and wife Lisa of Jasper; his daughter, Michelle Hagerty and husband Jack of Louisville, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Tessa and Sam Williams and Corey, Ryan, and Michael Hagerty; his brothers, Ron Williams of Olney Springs, Colordao and Bruce Williams of Vevay; and several nieces and nephews, including Patrick and Eric Williams, both of Vevay.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother, Bueford Williams.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Gretchen Enoch Saturday, February 20th, in Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jasper with a flag presentation by VFW Post 673. Burial followed in Taylor Ridge Cemetery in Koleen. Memorial contributions may be made to Reedemer Lutheran Church or to the donor’s favorite charity. Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home of Jasper was in charge of arrangements.

Paul Sharpshair, Jr.

Paul Sharpshair, Jr., 72, of Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Patriot, passed away Monday, February 15th, 2010, after a brief illness.

He was born November 24th, 1937, in Lockland, Ohio, to Paul and Grace (Hoffmeier) Sharpshair, Sr. He was a 1956 graduate of Lockland High School and retired from Cincinnati Bell in 1991. After moving to Palm Coast in 1992 he was able to pursue his passion for golf and making friends wherever he went.

Survivors include his wife Ann; his daughters, Kathleen Sharpshair of Dillsboro, Barbara Miller and Patricia Renyer, both of Patriot, and Leigh Iles of Palm Coast; his brother, Jack Sharpshair of Paris, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Flagler Humane Society. Contact Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun with any memorials. Arrangements to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date. 

Wendy Nay

Ms. Wendellynn Jean “Wendy” Nay, 65, of Madison, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born July 2nd, 1944, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Merle Lee and Mary L. (TenEyck) Nay, Sr. She was raised near Canaan and resided in Madison most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting angels and visiting with her friends. She appreciated the staff and friends at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

Survivors include her brother, Ralph D. Nay, Sr., and wife Tammy of New Albany; her sisters-in-law, Jean Stivers Nay of Madison and Scarlott Nay of New Bern, North Carolina; her stepmother, Margaret Nay of Madison; two stepsisters, Frankie Long of Madison and Deborah Tharp of Louisville, Kentucky; her uncle, Bud Scarlett of Madison; her aunt, Deanie Bryant of Plainfield; her nephews, Morey Nay and wife Jenny of Madison, R. D. Nay and wife Tracia of California, Merle L. “Buddy” Nay, III and wife Kelly of New Port, North Carolina, Charles Robert Nay and wife Deena of Havelock, North Carolina, Clifton Grant Nay of New Bern, North Carolina, Willliam Marion Nay and Andrew of New Bern, North Carolina; her niece, Kimberly Dawn Nay Moran of New Bern, North Carolina; several step nieces, step nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary L. TenEyck Nay on May 29th, 1976; her father, Merle Lee Nay, Sr., on April 11th, 1999; her brother, Merle Lee Nay, Jr., on October 1 0th, 2006; and her grandparents, Delbert Grant and Della Mabel Scott Nay.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Randy Crutchfield and Eulogist Bill Briner Saturday, February 20th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Waters of Clifty Falls Activities Fund or First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

William D. Lukie, Jr.

William D. “Bill” Lukie, Jr., 40, of Lake Dallas, Texas passed away Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, at Denton Regional Hospital.

He was born April 27th, 1969 in Madison. He was a courier at DSI and married Rhonda Garvin on October 21st, 1995, in Lewisville, Texas.

 He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Lukie; his daughters, Nicole Ann Lukie and Kayla Marie Lukie, all of Lake Dallas; his parents, Glenda and Jim Brown of Trenton Ohio, and Bill and Brenda Lukie of Fort Mill, South Carolina; his sisters, Michelle Lukie, and Rachel Helms; and his brothers, Stacy Brown, Adam Lukie, and Aaron Miller; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Naomi Coy of Milroy, Indiana. 

A funeral service was held Monday, February 22nd, at the First Baptist Church in Lake Dallas. Burial followed in Gunter Cemetery in Gunter, Texas. DeBerry Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.