Obituaries week of 3-25-10

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Eddie B. Purnell

Eddie B. Purnell, 85, of Madison, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, March 14th, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born April 13th, 1924, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the son of Charles Omer and Mary Jane (Ackerman) Purnell, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Carroll County and baptized there at a young age. He resided in Switzerland County from 1 947-1992. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on December 1 0th, 1943, in Cincinnati, Ohio, during World War II. He rose to the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, serving in Company D of the 18th Infantry Division. He was wounded in action in Germany on November 25th, 1944. He was honorably discharged on May 18th, 1946, from Camp Atterbury, Indiana, receiving the Purple Heart Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Germany Occupation Medal, the EAME Theater Ribbon with One Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was united in marriage on October 19th, 1946, in Carroll County, Kentucky, to Jean M. Hall. This union was blessed with two sons and three daughters. They enjoyed nearly 62 years of marriage together until her death on February 15th, 2008.

He was a farmer all of his life and enjoyed his years of farming. He retired in 1992 and moved to Madison. He enjoyed his grandchildren, watching wrestling and traveling. He was a very devoted patriotic man who believed in his country and its flag. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and the Vevay VFW Post 5396.

Survivors include his sons, Eddie Carroll Purnell and wife Bonnie of Columbus and David Purnell of Madison; his daughters, Mary L. Heath and husband Gary of Madison, Judy L. Ritch and husband David of Tupelo, Mississippi, and Patricia Ann Purnell of Ackerman, Mississippi; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ellouise Harmon; and his brothers, Stanley, Edgar, Elmer Ernest and Charles Omer Purnell, Jr.

Funeral services were be by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Thursday, March 18th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors conducted by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Warren D. Works

Warren D. Works, 86, of East Enterprise, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, March 18th, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born April 1st, 1923, in Allensville, the son of Jesse F. and Carrie (Slack) Works, who both preceded him in death. He was a 1940 graduate of Vevay High School and resided in Switzerland County all of his life. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 1st, 1943, in Louisville, Kentucky, rising to the rank of Corporal in Company B, 803 Tank Destroyer Battalion, serving during World War II. He served on the battle front as a low speed operator for the 83rd Infantry Division in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He was also a rifle marksman. For his service to his country he received the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European-Africa-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Service Stars. He was honorably discharged on December 8th, 1945, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

He was united in marriage on November 2nd, 1946, in Vevay, by Reverend Frank Reed to Hazel A. Whitham. They enjoyed over 56 years of marriage together until Hazel’s death on March 30th, 2002.

He had farmed all of his life, raising cattle and tobacco. He owned and operated the East Enterprise Feed Mill for 1 9 years. He was a supervisor for the Plastic Moldings Corporation in East Enterprise for 19 years. He was a member of Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 and New Liberty Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his love of farming, fishing and keeping a meticulous lawn.

Survivors include his daughters, Donna Raisor and husband Jerry of East Enterprise and Beverly Koons and husband Danny of Aberdeen; his sons, Richard “Dick” Driver and wife Gisela of Aberdeen and Kenneth R. Works and wife Kathy of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Sizemore, Kevin Wayne Driver, Melinda Sue Carfield, Michael Wayne Raisor, Michelle Marie Manlief, Melody Lynn Carter, Daniel Lynn Koons, Kris Alan Koons, Regina Ann Wuellner, Mark Allen Driver, Keith Ernest Works, Klint Richard Works, and Kyla Ann Henry; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchhild; his sisters, Wilma Cole of Fairview and Betty Mulvany of Brookville; his brothers, Tommie Works of East Enterprise, Dale Works of Rising Sun, and Donald Works of Rising Sun; and several nieces and nephews; and his special neighbor, Jesse Lay, who helped him.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Ernest Wayne Driver on August 29th, 1967; his brothers, Gerald Works in 1994 and Edwin Works on January 30th, 1996; his sister, Lois Wells on September 4th, 2008; and his daughter-in-law, Rita Driver in 2009.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 21st, by Pastor Larry Works at New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Baptist Church or New Liberty Cemetery. 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.

Leland H. Strasemeier

Leland H. Strasemeier, 92, of Rising Sun, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday, March 22nd, 2010, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

He w as born October 2 4th, 1917, in Ohio County, the son of Henry and Ada (Diekman) Strasemeier. He was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Rising Sun.

Survivors include his cousins, James Cornett and wife Clair and Martha Turner, all of Rising Sun.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor John Heckman Monday, March 29th, at 11 a.m. at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 28th. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Church of Christ of Rising Sun.

Rachel Althoff

Rachel Minnie (Rimstidt) Althoff, 99, of near Fairview, passed away at 10:42 p.m. Thursday, March 18th, 2010, in Vevay.

She was born August 26th, 1910, in Ripley County, the daughter of John and Margareth (Dittmer) Rimstidt, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Ripley and Ohio counties and attended Vevay High School.

She was united in marriage on October 3rd, 1927, in Vevay, to Dallas Ward Althoff. Unto this union three sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed over 68 years of marriage together until his death on October 28th, 1995.

Early in her life she was employed as a clerk for the Ed Fisher Grocery Store in Bear Branch. She was also employed with the telephone exchange at Bear Branch for several years. She was a homemaker and w ill be remembered for her love of cooking, flowers, gardening and music. She also enjoyed sewing and was an excellent seamstress. She was confirmed in 1923, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch. She became a faithful member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in 1943, where she served as clerk.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Dowdy of Vevay; her sons, Harry Althoff and wife Ethel of Bear Branch and Carl Althoff and wife Sandy of Fairview; her grandchildren, Tracy Morris, Lisa Hess, Alan Wayne Althoff, Dallas Meeks, Pallas Meeks, Billie Jackson, Emily Smith, Amy Davies, Carla Armstrong, Travis Althoff and Amanda Rail; her great-grandchildren, William, Katherine, Tiffany, Evan, Clayton, Danielle, Kaleb, John Charles, Ben, Rachel, Joe, Kyle, Jessie, Devon, Maggie, Nolan, Aram, Melissa, Clay, Blake, Eliza and Max; her great-great-grandson, Luke; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, John Obertate; her son, Charles Laddie Althoff on May 26th, 2006; her daughters-in-law, Wilma Althoff on September 23rd, 1986 and Donna Althoff on April 5th, 2007; her son-in-law, William “Bill” Dowdy, Jr., on December 6th, 2006; her sister, Josephine Cutter; and her brothers, Frank, James H. and John “Jack” Rimstidt.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Patrick Lanman Wednesday, March 24th, at Olive Branch Baptist Church at Bear Branch with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Baptist Church. 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.

Mary Lou Boley

Mary Lou Boley, 78, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5 p.m. Friday, March 19th, 2010, at her home.

She was born June 27th, 1931, in Plainfield, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Mary (Hill) and Theodore McLain.

On May 5th, 1950, she married David W. Boley, Sr., who survives.

She worked as a cafeteria worker for Lebanon Township School Board in New Jersey. She w as a graduate of High Bridge High School, Class of 1949, in High Bridge, New Jersey. She was a member of Rising Sun Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband David, she is survived by her daughters, Connie Weber and husband Joseph of Piedmont, South Carolina and Dorinda Tindle and husband Jerry of Jeffersonville; her son, David W. Boley, Jr., and wife Delores of Loveland, Ohio; her sister, Suzanne Loftus of Waterbury, Connecticut; her brothers, James McLain of Kingston, North Carolina and Theodore McLain, Sr., of Easton, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Francis McLain.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Greg Matthew Tuesday, March 23rd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn County Hospice or Rising Sun Church of Christ.

Anna Durham

Anna Ruth Durham, 71, of Rising Sun, passed away Monday, March 22nd, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born April 9th, 1938, in Barbourville, Kentucky, the daughter of Dewey and Dorothy (Croley) Moore. She was a physical therapy aide at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was a member of Rising Sun Church of Christ.

On October 6th, 1956, she married Robert Durham, who died November 18th, 2004.

Survivors include her daughters, Pamela Smiley and husband Tim of Seaboard, North Carolina, Pennie Colen and husband Dennis of Rising Sun, and Michelle Jackson and fiance Rick Liggett of Rising Sun; her brothers, Harold Moore of Corbin, Kentucky, Kenneth Moore of West Virginia and Carl Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio; her sisters, Evelyn Lewis of Corbin, Lothita Bastin of Rising Sun and Helen Williams of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, Leroy and James Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Greg Matthew at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, March 25th) at Rising Sun Church of Christ. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun Church of Christ, Lawrenceburg Pregnancy Center of the John 3:16 Center.

Rose Mary Brady

Rose Mary Brady, 68, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:11 a.m. Thursday, March 18th, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born June 25th, 1941, in Dearborn County, the daughter of Charles and Mary (McClure) Brady, who both preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1961. She was a self-employed housekeeper. She was member of Rising Sun Church of Christ and was a former member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary. She loved her family, taking care of her sister Hattie, and playing bingo.

Survivors include her son, Charles Brady of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Jason Brady, Tiffany Brady, Autumn Brady and Andrew Pulliam; her sister, Tish Lyon of Rising Sun; her nieces, Viola Woodruff, Christy Woodruff, and Cori Monk, all of Rising Sun; her nephews, Wilford Woodruff and Billy Woodruff, both of Rising Sun, Lee Daniels of Lawrenceburg, and James Holland; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Hattie Brady.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Greg Matthew Monday, March 22nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Rick Tingle

Richard “Rick” Tingle II, 46, of Madison, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, March 22nd, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born December 26th, 1963, in Madison, the son of Richard and Norma Catherine (Lehnert) Tingle. He was raised and resided all of his life in the Madison community. He was a 1982 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School where he enjoyed playing football and wrestling. He was baptized at the First Christian Church of Hanover. He was employed early in life with McDonald’s Restaurant, Marble Hill Construction, Combs Construction, Ed Pratt Electric and Steel Technologies. He had worked a total of 7.5 years with Arvin Sango in Madison as an electrician and in maintenance. He enjoyed his partnership with Shawn Feltner who was like a brother to him. They co-owned Tingle & Feltner Post Buildings and Frames for 15 years.

He was happiest with his family and his four-legged faithful friend, “Mable.” He enjoyed hunting deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrel, wild boars and elk. He loved to fish, ride four wheelers and enjoyed lifting weights and an occasional tattoo. He enjoyed karate as well and was a black belt in the sport.

He was united in marriage on January 20th, 2007 in Little Nashville, Indiana, to Shawntale Nicole Gilvin. This union merged their happy family together and they were blessed with Emy, Hunter and Mable. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a loving and devoted friend who didn’t hesitate to share a big huge hug and special kiss for those special friends.

Survivors include his wife, Shawntale Nicole Gilvin Tingle of Madison; his daughter, Emy Tingle of Madison; his stepson, Hunter Anderson of Madison; his mother, Norma Catherine Lehnert Tingle of Madison; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eddie and Donna Gilvin of Milton, Kentucky; his sisters, Catherine Dillon and husband Glenn of Winslow, Indiana and Regina Ray and fiance Earle Spencer, Jr., of Carrollton, Kentucky; his grandson, Richard Carter; his brother-in-law, Kevin “KK” Gilvin of Campbellsburg, Kentucky; his uncles and aunts, Delma Lehnert of Madison, Alfred Goebel of Bradenton, Florida, Vincent and Jean Goebel of Indianapolis, Richard and Jerri Goebel of Madison; his nieces and nephews, Travis Veit, Tami Thomas, Brittney Ray and Cathy Ray; his great-nieces and great-nephews, Tanner Veit, Colton Thomas, McKala Veit, Caleb Thomas and Lillie Deen; several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Tingle on June 25th, 1993; his grandparents, George P. Lehnert, Florence Lehnert Goebel, and George W. and Mae Tingle; his step-grandpa, Howard Goebel; and his brother-in-law, Ronald Veit.

Funeral services will be conducted by Aaron Perry at 11 a.m. Friday, March 26th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today (Thursday, March 25th) and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rick Tingle Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Beth Hayes

Elizabeth Marie “Beth” Hayes, 29, of Dupont, passed away at 1:26 a.m. Thursday, March 18th, 2010, at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio.

She was born April 19th, 1980, in Madison, the daughter of John A. “Pete” and Brenda Lee Carson Hayes. She was raised in Jefferson County, residing there nearly all of her life. She was a 1998 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She attended Grace Baptist Church in Madison. She enjoyed playing pool, reading Harry Potter books, collecting dragons and Grateful Dead tee-shirts and memorabilia. She was an assistant manager at Domino’s Pizza in Madison for the past year. She had worked as a cashier at Frisch’s in Madison and previously at Marsh’s Deli in Hamilton, Ohio and Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield. She was a loving daughter, mom, sister, aunt, niece and friend.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Brenda Lee Carson Weaver and husband John Darryl Weaver of Dupont; her son, Bryre Patrick Carel of Madison; her sister, Alicia Hayes of Madison; her brother, John L. Hayes and his companion, Tracie Pedraza of Vevay; her stepbrothers, Jonathon and Nathan Weaver, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; her nieces and nephews, David Lee Hayes, Cheyenne Weaver, Trisston Hayes, John L. Hayes, Jr., Jacy Henderson, Chance Grubbs, Courtney Pedraza, Douglas Pedraza and Jackson Hayes; her aunts and uncles, Patricia Smith and husband Randal of Bedford, Kentucky, Sandra Stephan and husband Raymond of Madison, Dorothy “Joann” Gay of Madison, Darlene Mefford of Ghent, Kentucky, William Lee Hayes and wife Jaynie of Lexington, Indiana, and Robert E. Hayes and wife Jama of Vevay.

She was preceded in death by her father, John A. “Pete” Hayes on March 9th, 2008; her nephew, Dristen Michael Rosell; her aunts, Christina Mae Westrick and Rebbecca “Becky” Manaugh; Mary Jane Curling and Wilma Totten; her grandparents, Alvin and Dorothy Opal Singer Hayes, William Lee Carson and Rachel Elaine Cash Carson Stakelin; her stepgrandfather, Robert Stakelin; her stepgrandmother, Georgetta “Peachie” Hayes; her great-grandparents, Alvin and Dorothy Opal Singer Hayes, Evelyn and Bill Cash and Johnny and Mae Carson.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Joel Almaroad Sunday, March 21st, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beth Hayes Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Charles Alexander

Charles “Chuck” Alexander, 71, of Madison, passed away at 1:51 p.m. Sunday, March 21st, 2010, at his home.

He was born May 25th, 1938, in Madison, the son of Roy and Helen Beatrice Land Alexander. He was raised in Madison and was a lifelong resident there.

He was united in marriage on March 20th, 1970, to Joyce Robison and she passed away in February, 1992. He was united in marriage to Brenda Sue Bishop on January 1st, 1993, at Wirt Baptist Church.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 17th, 1956, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Specialist Four. He was honorably discharged on January 7th, 1959. He was employed with Chain-Belt Rexnord in Madison from 1959-2001, retiring as a supervisor. He enjoyed NASCAR, especially driver Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed watching IU basketball, sprint car races and going to the gambling boat.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Sue Bishop Alexander of Madison; his mother, Helen Land Alexander of Hanover; his children, Leroy Alexander of Florida, Lynn Renecker and husband Darrell of Madison, Dee Dee and Marvin Napier of Wirt, Indiana, Lisa Jent and husband Calvin of Hanover, Jimmy Floyd and wife Mary of Madison, Ricky Floyd and wife Sherry of Uniontown, Indiana, Tammy Monroe and husbnd Scott of Madison; his grandchildren, Robbie, Jeff, Carla, Amber, Stanley, Dylan, Lacie, Calvin, Jr., Bethany, Amelia, Dennis, Devin, Lisa, Sean, Chelsi, Jessica and Cameron; his great-grandchhildren, Addieon Nicole, Caleb, Landon, Credence, Gracie, Emmy, Hudson, Kayshellia, Jordon, Garrett, Karsyn and Audrey; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his father, Roy Alexander on February 28th, 1981; and his brothers, Kettig and Steven Leroy Alexander.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Frank McGee Wednesday, March 24th, at Wirt Baptist Church with burial in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Full military honors were conducted at the Chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.