Obituaries week of 4-7-11


David McDole

David Luther McDole, 60, of Vevay, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 4th, 2011, at his home.

He was born February 26th, 1951, in Aurora, the son of Gilbert Douglas and Emma Lee (Hankins) McDole, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1969 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

He was united in marriage September 12th, 1986, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Linda Joyce Hash. They had enjoyed over 24 years of marriage together.

He was employed in crane maintenance at Gallatin Steel for the past 12 years. He was formerly employed at Aurora Casket Company in Aurora and McKay Lumber in Vevay. He was a member of the Switzerland County Sportsman Club and will be remembered for his love of hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Joyce McDole of Vevay; his son, David Christopher McDole of Batavia, Ohio; his stepsons, Chris Stewart of Quercus Grove and Eric Stewart of Florence; his granddaughter, Jessica McDole; his stepgrandson, Ethan Stewart; his sisters, Debbie Lee McFadden of Sunman and Linda Lou McDole of Vevay; his brothers, Paul McDole of Vevay and Robert McDole of Sunman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by Gordon Hash at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Sportsman Club. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Charles Scott

Charles Edward Scott, 79, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

He was born in Switzerland County on April 14th, 1931, the son of the late Clara (Chase) and Herschel F. Scott. He was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1950. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant and received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

On February 20th, 1952, in Vevay, he married Joan Bliss, who survives. They spent over 59 wonderful years together.

He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ where he served as Elder, Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He worked as a purchasing agent at Chevron Oil in North Bend, Ohio, for 31 years and retired in 1986. He enjoyed playing euchre and deer hunting and coon hunting. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and faithful Christian.

Other survivors include his daughters, Linda Sue Wright (David) of Rome, Indiana, Cindy Lou Dittmer (Edwin) of Rising Sun, and Becky Ann Shinn of Rising Sun; his sons, Charles E. Scott, Jr., and Randy Lee Scott (Stephanie), all of Rising Sun; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Darlene White of Rising Sun and Betty Chase of Fairview; and his brothers, Bill C. Scott of Rochester, Michigan and Jesse White, Jr., of Rising Sun.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Earl and Aaron Scott.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Don Campbell Saturday, April 2nd, at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ under the direction of Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Waters of Rising Sun Activity Fund.

Daniel Yoder

Daniel Yoder, 68, of Madison, passed away Thursday, March 31st, 2011, in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was born September 26th, 1942, in Three Rivers, Michigan, the son of Moses and Barbara Yoder. He enjoyed many years as a preacher of Madison Mennonite Fellowship Church. He valued the time spent with his family more than anything. He enjoyed hunting with his brothers and sons, fishing at his pond with his grandchildren, and fussing over his cows. You could frequently catch him talking to both his fish and his cows. He died at his son’s home in Phoenix, surrounded by his loving family. His incredible sense of humor kept the entire family laughing until the very end.

Survivors include his sons, Glendon Yoder and wife Deb of Phoenix, Leland Yoder and wife Sharon of Phoenix, Lyle Yoder and wife Debbie of Surprise, Arizona and Jason Yoder and wife Jacklynn of Madison; his mother, Barbara Yoder of Nottawa, Michigan; his brothers, Moses Yoder, Jr., Ray Yoder, and John Yoder; his sisters, Anna Miller and Mary Ellen Geigley; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Moses Yoder, Sr.; his wife, Mary Louise Yoder; and his great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. today (Thursday, April 7th) at the Fairhaven Mennonite Church on State Road 4 in Goshen, Indiana. Burial will be in Fairhaven Church Cemetery. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral homes website at

Woodrow Bell

Woodrow A. “Woody” Bell, 89, of Madison, passed away at 2:11 a.m. Thursday, March 31st, 2011, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born April 5th, 1921, in Hanover, the son of the late John Ezra and Ada Ethel Rowlett Bell. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1939 graduate of Central High School. He was indicted into the U.S. Army on August 3rd, 1942, in Madison. He rose to the rank of sergeant during World War II, serving in the 95th Infantry at the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged in 1945, receiving the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with Four Battle Stars, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Army of Occupation Germany Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was united in marriage on July 25th, 1945, in Madison, to Mary Lou Risk, who died October 18th, 1991. This union was blessed with one son and one daughter.

He worked for the Kroger Company as a meat cutter at the Madison and Carrollton stores. He sold novelties for Brown & Bigalow. He was a licensed insurance agent for Commonwealth Life Insurance Company. He was deputy sheriff under Sheriff Lloyd Browning for four years. He worked for Bob McCauley Insurance Agency for several years. He retired after 25 years of service with the Jefferson Proving Ground as the proof director. He enjoyed raising a garden, especially growing tomatoes.

He was a great collector of things, loved watching the birds and squirrels and feeding them. He found great enjoyment in watching college basketball, football and baseball. He was a very patriotic man and was a life member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and Madison VFW Post 1969. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in downtown Madison and was a member of Maranatha Sunday School Class. He was proud to have given 107 pints of blood to the American Red Cross.

Survivors include his son, Lloyd A. Bell and wife Donna of Madison; his brother, Reverend Howard V. Bell of Cross Plains; his sister-in-law, Laura Jean Risk of Madison; his special friend, Pauline Giltner of Madison; his grandchildren, Tracy Bell Estes and husband Joe and Matthew Lloyd Bell and wife Dawn; his great-grandchildren, Lesli Bell, Derrik Bell and Joseph Andrew Estes; his step-grandchildren, Brandon, Jessica and Kristan Sarver; his step-great-grandchildren, Eva and Samuel Sarver; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his loving daughter, Sue Ann Bell Stucker on August 23rd, 2009; his brothers, Pascal Porter Bell on March 14th, 2005 and Edward S. Bell in 1917; and his nephew, John V. Bell on September 12th, 2004.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 5th, by Reverend Jon Carlstrom at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Organ Restoration Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Marion Harlow

Marion “Bud” Harlow, 84, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Tuesday, March 22nd, at Grant Manor Nursing Home in Williamstown, Kentucky.

He was born February 15th, 1927, in Switzerland County, the son of James and Lenna Stewart Harlow. He w as a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Rich Ladder in Carrollton, Kentucky. He was a member of Sherman Baptist Church in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

Survivors include his sons, Donald Harlow of Florence and Billy Harlow of Louisville, Kentucky; his daughters, Paula Fitzgerald of Carrollton, Kentucky, Patricia Schmidt of Florida and Edwina (Dave) Smith of Dry Ridge; his brother, Jerry Harlow of Madison (formerly of Vevay); his sisters, Gladys Hunt of Florence and Edith Dugle of Rising Sun; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Rainey Harlow; his grandson, Jacob Clevenger; his parents; his brother Charles; and his sisters, Norma Harlow and Thelma Thurnall.

Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.

Vernon Washnock

Vernon Edward Washnock, 66, of Versailles, passed away at Christ Hospital Wednesday, March 30th, 2011.

He was born November 25th, 1944, in North Bend, Ohio, the son of George and Alma McGuire Washnock. He was a graduate of Ludlow High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Vietnam era from 1962-1966. He was a riverboat pilot, last serving as Captain for the Greater Cincinnati Marine Service. He was a member of Hope Baptist Church and the American Legion.

Survivors include his daughters, Veronica Harris of Crittenden, Kentucky and Jill Pharis of Walton, Kentucky; his sons, Roger Washnock of Verona, Kentucky and Mark Washnock of Burlington, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his brothers, Ralph Washnock of Florida, Colin Washnock of Florence, Kentucky, Les Washnock of Brookville and Gary Washnock of Cincinnati; his sisters, Ruthe Boone of Brookville, Wilma Gillespie of Milan, Pam Conley of Harrison, Ohio, and Jeanie Griffin of Dillsboro.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 4th, in Humphrey-Taylor-Detmer Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery with military honors conducted by Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Baptist Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.