Obituaries week of 3/8/07

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Clifford L. Stewart

Clifford L. Stewart, 93, of Florence, passed away Friday, March 2nd, at Gallatin Health Care in Warsaw, Kentucky.
He was born July 19th, 1913, in Switzerland County, the son of Louis A. and Mayme H. (Carver) Stewart, who both preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage December 21st, 1939, to Mary Louise Niccum in Rising Sun. Unto this union a daughter and three sons arrived to bless their home.
He was a farmer and retired as a mechanic for the Switzerland County Highway Department. He also worked construction for Winslow Construction Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and old steam engines. He was a member of Florence Church of Christ.
Survivors include his daughter, Becky J. Purnell of Vevay; his sons, Larry Stewart and wife Debbie of Florence and James Stewart and wife Doris Pickett of Florence; his grandchildren, Sandy, Steve, Shon, Randy, Shannon, Nikki, Joelle, Chris, Eric, Brad, T.J. and Stephanie; his great-grandchildren, Chad, Shane, Cody, Jessie, Ethan, Kale, Morgan, Justin, Tree, Jimi, Tyler Louise, Charlie, Nathan, Lauren, Caleb, Jacob, Carlie and Zack; and one great-great grandson.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise (Niccum) Stewart on January 9th, 1989; his son, Harlan Wayne Stewart in 1949; and his sisters, Cleta Kelly and Cleo Bailey.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 7th, by Brother Roy Duckworth at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Florence Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Church of Christ or Gallatin Health Care. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Vannie Levell

Vannie Lou (Fredenburgh) Levell, 65, of Aberdeen, passed away Thursday, March 1st, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born December 26th, 1941, in Madison, the daughter of Edgar Pearly “Dick” and Geneva (Curry) Fredenburgh, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Madison and North Vernon early in life and graduated in 1961 from North Vernon High School.
On September 1st, 1962, she was united in marriage in Lancaster, Indiana, to Harold Raymond Levell. Unto this union a daughter and a son arrived to bless their home.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her family, gardening, flowers and canning. She was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church. She had resided in the Aberdeen community the past 45 years.
Surviors include her husband, Harold Raymond Levell of Aberdeen; her daughter, Brenda Lou Yocum and husband David of Aberdeen; her son, Mark Levell and wife Jennifer of Vevay; her granddaughter, Cassandra Parker and husband Jimmy; her grandson, David Yocum, Jr.; her great-grandson, Trevor Yocum; her great-granddaughter, Hayden Parker; her sister, Elizabeth Lichlyter of Madison; and her brother, Arthur W. Smith of Fairland, Indiana.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Allen Fredenburgh and Paul Edward Fredenburgh.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 6th, by Brother Hobert Byrd at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Aberdeen. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Mary Catherine Gray

Mary Catherine (Whitsitt) Gray, 95, of Madison, formerly of Pleasant, passed away Sunday, March 4th, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
She was born March 11th, 1911, near Kent in Jefferson County, the daughter of James Chesley and Effie (Smith) Whitsitt, who both preceded her in death.
She was raised in the Kent community and was a 1929 graduate of Hanover High School. She went to work for two summers at Clifty Inn for Mrs. Della Luke. She attended Central Business College in Indianapolis.
On December 31st, 1935, she was united in marriage to Sinnett Newton Gray in Crothersville, Indiana. Unto this union a daughter and a son arrived to bless their home.
She began a career of bookkeeping, working for the Stanley Thomas Ford Garage in Madison and the Try-Me Bottling Company in Madison. She later began working for G.C. Murphy and Company for 11 years. She worked for Mills Department Store for three years before retiring. She resided in Pleasant from 1960-1999, then moved to Madison to live with her daughter.
She was a member of Kent Christian Church for 30 years, serving as pianist. She later became a member of Moorefield Church of Christ, serving as pianist until it closed. She later attended Center Square Church of Christ. She was a member of Bennington Order of Eastern Star #407 in Bennington for over 30 years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, swinging in the backyard swing, her flowers, especially her roses, playing the piano, singing, her grandkids and great-grandkids.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 11th, at 2 p.m. by Brothers Don Truesdell and Roy Duckworth at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call Saturday, March 10th, from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11th, from noon until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Square Church of Christ or the Activities Department at The Waters of Clifty Falls. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Ava Kay Peelman

Ava Kay Peelman, infant daughter of Andrew William and Abigail Opal (French) Peelman of Moorefield, passed away Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
She was born February 27th, 2007, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
Survivors in addition to her parents include her grandparents, Sherry K. French, Shan and Eula Butler, all of Moorefield; her great-grandparents, Jinnie R. Peelman of Vevay, Inez Booker of Moorefield, William and Katherine Scott of Marietta, Georgia; her great-great-grandmother, Dorothy McMackin of Moorefield; and several uncles and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William DeWayne “Bill” Peelman and Claude D. “Pappy” French; her great-grandfather, Robert L. “Bob” Peelman; and her great-great-grandparents, Bill and Mildred Scott, James and Sally Riley and Charles McMackin.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, March 5th, by Brother Leon Peelman at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s webite at www.haskellandmorrison.com.