Obituaries week of 3/15/07


Evelyn Minning

Evelyn Grace Minning, 95, of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 3 a.m. on Monday, March 12th, at the Helen Purcell Home in Zanesville.
Born on August 20th, 1911, in Switzerland County near Vevay, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Clara Furnish. After graduating from Vevay High School in 1931, she worked in the dietary department of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital until she saved enough money to begin nursing school at the University of Cincinnati. Upon graduation in 1936, and after a brief period as an RN at Cincinnati General Hospital, she was hired at nearby Christ Hospital, where she served as Nursing Supervisor of Obstetrics from 1936 to 1954. In addition to teaching nursing students and caring for patients, she helped with several revisions of the textbook “Obstetrics Management and Nursing.”
In 1954, she met and married Carl A. Minning, M.D., who was a general practitioner in Clermont County for 54 years. She served as his devoted wife and office RN until his retirement in 1985. She was also a faithful member of the former First United Methodist Church of Batavia, and was a 75-year member of the Bennington Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her son, Carl A. Minning, Jr., M.D., an ophthalmologist in Zanesville, his wife Joan, and twin grandchildren, Abigail and Christopher, who are students at Ohio State University. She is also survived by three sisters, Dorothy Kumler, Ruth Cummings and Lela Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl on December 2nd, 1996. Also preceding her were brothers, Claude, Ralph and David Furnish; sister, Martha Cole; and infant sister, Lucille Furnish.
Friends may call from 6:30-8 p.m. today (Thursday, March 15th) at the Moore Funeral Home in Batavia, Ohio, and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday, March 16th, with Reverend Clarence Dinnen officiating. Burial will be in Batavia Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive, Attention: Foundation, Batavia, Ohio 45103.

Robert L. Amick

Robert L. Amick, 83, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, March 11th, at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born December 24th, 1923, in Fairview, the son of Dubis and Bernice (Althoff) Amick. He graduated from Vevay High School in 1942, and then from Coyne Electrical School in 1943. He lived most of his life in Anderson. He was the prominent business owner of Amick Electric and Killbuck Valley Sports.
He was a member of N.E.C.A. & I.B.E.W. Local 481 and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid sportsman who loved his Ranger boat and Harley Davidson. He enjoyed hunting and fishing for Crappie with his son, Wayne, and friend, Ed.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Oda Lucille Amick of Anderson; his son, Wayne Amick of Anderson; his daughter, Lois Amick Harney and husband Keith of Gilbertsville, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Alan Blake and wife Robin of Anderson, Jennifer Leigh Teasley and husband Joe of Frankfort, Kentucky and Robert Wayne Amick of Muncie; his great-grandsons, Kendall Blake, Logan Blake and Isiah Blake; his great-granddaughter, Lakin Teasley; his brother, William Amick and wife Margie of Frankton; his stepbrother, Melvin Courtney of San Antonio, Texas; and his stepsister, Nettie Morris of Decatur.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14th, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home in Anderson. Burial was in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Gene Scott

Raymond Eugene “Gene” Scott, 52, of Rising Sun, passed away Saturday, March 10th, at Veterans Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was born August 14th, 1954, in Madison, the son of Harland Ray and Dorothy (Green) Scott. He was a graduate of Switzerland County High School, Class of 1972. He was a bartender for the Rising Sun American Legion. He was a member of Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Survivors include his brothers, Harland Wayne Scott of Rising Sun and Mark Scott of Vevay; his sister, Donna Scott of Waldron, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 14th, by Reverend Steve Holland at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Doris Williams

Doris (Lynch) Williams, 92, of Bloomfield, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, March 13th, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born July 11th, 1914, in Koleen, Indiana, the daughter of Otto and Victoria (King) Lynch, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Koleen early in life, attending grade school in Koleen and graduating high school in Owensburg, Indiana.
She was united in marriage on August 31st, 1935, in Bloomfield, to Raymond Williams. Unto this union four sons arrived to bless their home.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed her friends and family. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Koleen. She was also a member of the Greene County Extension Homemakers and Quilting Circle. She had resided in the Bloomfield area until April, 2006, when she moved to Vevay to be near her son Bruce. She and her husband Raymond liked to sing. They sang at many funerals and church functions. They were heartbroken when their youngest son Beuford was killed in an auto accident in Linton, Indiana in March, 1964.
Survivors include her sons, Ronald Williams and wife Eunice of Pueblo, Colorado, Ward Williams of Jasper, Indiana, and Bruce Williams and wife Patty of Vevay; her grandchildren, Gregory Williams of Jasper, Michele Hagerty of Louisville, Robin Morales of Arizona, Chris Williams of Louisiana, David Williams of China, Jonathan Williams of Georgia, Patrick and Eric Williams, both of Vevay; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Williams on June 5th, 2002; her son, Beuford Williams; and her half brother, Doran Estel Horn.
Graveside services will be conducted by Reverend Ralph Roach at 1 p.m. Friday, March 16th, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Bloomfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at