Obituaries week of 4/26/07


Jim Harris

James Lowell “Jim” Harris, 73, of Florence, passed away Friday, April 20th, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.
He was born February 14th, 1934, in Patriot, the son of Guy Stanley and Mary Elizabeth (Sheldon) Harris, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Patriot and was a 1952 graduate of Patriot High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army October 20th, 1952, in Cincinnati, rising to the rank of SP3, serving during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged October 19th, 1955, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He was a manager for the Pioneer Mutual Insurance Company in Greenville, Ohio for 15 years. He had been a licensed insurance agent in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois for 40 years. He was a scout leader for Boy Scouts of America for 35 years. He was a member of Vevay American Legion Post 185, Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Knights of Pythias Lodge in Greensburg. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Arbanna Harris of Florence; his sons, Morris Harris and wife Kathy of Florence and Lonnie Harris and wife Melissa of Vevay; his daughter, LuAnn Schaefer and husband Roy of Florence; his grandchildren, Melissa, Heather, Wade, David, Shalon and Jessica; his great-grandchildren, Andrea, Alex, Austin and Logan; his brother, Elbert P. Harris of Ashland, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd Sheldon Harris on August 18th, 1997, and Galen S. Harris on April 4th, 2007.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 23rd, by Reverend John Scudder at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Concord Cemetery near Patriot with military rites conducted at the graveside by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guy S. Harris Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Lori Scudder

Lori Lee (Wilson) Scudder, 40, of Vevay, passed away Friday, April 20th, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born November 23rd, 1966, in Batesville. When she was 12 days old she was adopted by Mona and Marvin Wilson of Vevay. Lori resided in Vevay all of her life and was a 1985 graduate of Switzerland County High School. Lori lived a very happy life with her friends and family. She loved family get togethers and loved to pull practical jokes on everyone, even if it got her in trouble, like the time she got a knuckle punch from a friend which broke her arm. Two weeks later at the age of 11, Lori was diagnosed with diabetes, which made a significant change in her life.
Lori loved to play softball, sometimes being on two teams at the same time. She also enjoyed reading as long as her eyesight permitted. Her favorite pastime was the Days of Our Lives and a Diet Coke. In 1997, Lori was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After being treated for this for several years, it was discovered that she had had a stroke and not MS.
She was united in marriage to Richard L. Scudder, Sr., on May 6th, 1989, by Reverend Bob Cannon at Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. Unto this union a daughter, Danielle Elizabeth Wilson Scudder, arrived, but her time would be very short and she passed away two days later on September 24th, 1992. This was a very difficult time for Lori in her life, but joy again came into her life when Dalton Lee Wilson Scudder was born September 6th, 1994. Dalton was the bright spot in Lori’s life that she longed for.
Lori was a caregiver and worked as a CNA at Swiss Villa Living Center for eight years until her health would no longer permit it. For the past several years, Lori has helped care for Leah Buchanan. Lori’s loving, caring, nurturing and bubbly personality will be missed by all of those that her life has touched.
Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Scudder, Sr., of Vevay; her son, Dalton Lee Wilson Scudder of Vevay; her stepdaughter, Jessica Franklin and husband David of Warsaw, Kentucky; her stepson, Richard Scudder, Jr., of Warsaw, Kentucky; her parents, Marvin and Mona (Jackson) Wilson of Vevay; her uncle and aunt, Dan and Phyllis McCann of Vevay; her step-grandchildren, Tyler, Bailey, Cadance, Ezra and Elijah; her cousins, Andy and Janet Truitt and Brian and Cleo Sublett; her step-grandmother, Ruth Osborn of Vevay.
She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Everett H. “Bud” and Phamie (Phillips) Jackson, Marvin and Marie (Stevens) Wilson; and Nathan Osborn.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 24th, by Brother Wayne Edwards 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 website at

Rebecca C. Carr

Rebecca C. (Walters) Carr, 94, of Vevay, passed away Friday, April 20th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born September 23rd, 1912, in Williamsburg, Kentucky, the daughter of Joe and Latha (Peace) Walters, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Williamsburg and had resided most of her life in Switzerland County. She was an inspector for U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, retiring after 35 years of service. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and her flowers.
Survivors include her daughter, Rhodia McEndree of Vevay; her daughter-in-law, Alice Carr of Vevay; her grandchildren, Granville W. “Billy” McEndree, Joseph McEndree, Rebby McEndree, Michael W. Carr, Jimmy Carr and Linda Carr; her great-grandchildren, Catrina, Laura, Jake, Amy, Jesse, Todd, Brittany, Jeremy, Jason, Josh, Jared, Jennifer and Branden; her great-great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tanner, Kelby, Brayden, Jenna, Kailey, Matthew, Brooklyn, Natalie, Jade and Jordan; her sister, Zelma Kielbaso of Dayton, Ohio; and her brothers, Bobby Joe Walters and Otis Walters, both of Madison, and Ozene Walters of Bristol, Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Latha (Peace) Walters; her sons, Homer Elmo, Arthur Buffert and James A. Carr; her sisters, Flora Davis, Randy Walters and Mary Smith; her brothers, Bud, Jim and Lee Walters; and her stepmother, Janey Mae (Overcash) Walters.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, April 25th, by Reverend Rick Daugherty at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at