Obituaries week of 5/24/07


Janet Hambrick

Janet LaVerne Hambrick, 61, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, May 16th, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.
She was born June 15th, 1945, in Madison, the daughter of William S. and A. Dorothy (Knox) Hambrick, who both preceded her in death. She was born with cerebral palsy, but she never let it slow her down. She was not supposed to live past the age of 12, but her family would lovingly care for her and she had nearly 50 more years. She was always helping her mother with the chores at home. She enjoyed coloring beautiful pictures to brighten someone’s day. She dearly loved her cat Rufus and watching her sisters bake. She was a member of Switzerland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her sisters, Phyllis and Carolyn Hambrick, both of Vevay; several uncles, aunts and cousins.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 22nd, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland Baptist Church or Switzerland County EMS. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Jimmy Shannon

James Sherman “Jimmy” Shannon, 76, of Vevay, passed away Saturday, May 19th, at his home.
He was born May 29th, 1930, in Patriot, the son of James and Lula (Chowning) Shannon, who both preceded him in death. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Two Bronze Service Stars, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
On July 22nd, 1951, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Barnes at the home of Judge Lowe in Patriot. Unto this union six children were born to bless their home.
He worked as an operator in a grain elevator in Illinois and as an assembly line worker for General Motors in Danville, Illinois. After retirement he owned and operated his own business, Jim and Sam’s Tree Service, serving the Cincinnati, Lawrenceburg and surrounding areas. He retired in 1992. He enjoyed fishing in the Ohio and Wabash rivers and Bryant’s Creek, hunting in his younger years, playing cards and watching wrestling on television..
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Jean “Betty” Shannon; his daughters, Sally Thompson of Vevay, Ruth Ann Twigg of Danville, Illinois, and Sandra Jean Otter and husband Jeff of Vevay; his sons, James Allan Shannon and wife Kimberly of Paris, Illinois, Edward Eugene Shannon of Marysville, Tennessee, and Robert Lee Shannon of Paris, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; his brother, Albert Shannon of Baldwin, Illinois; his sisters, Velma Armstrong of Thomasboro, Illinois and Joy Miller of Decatur, Illinois.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Millie May Schaefer.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 23rd, by Brother Cliff Hartley at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Shannon Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Maudie Faulkner

Maudie Marie Faulkner, 67, of Patriot, passed away Friday, May 18th, at her home.
She was born January 22nd, 1940, in Perry County, Kentucky, the daughter of Cheeta and Effie (Noble) Morris. She was a legal secretary for Federated Department Stores in Cincinnati. She supported and was involved with United Way and the Salvation Army.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Gerald V. Faulkner of Patriot; her daughters, Cecilia Marie Hansel and husband Mark of Henderson, Nevada, Juanita Ann Webster and husband Rick of Rising Sun, Catherine Ann Turner and husband Brian of Union, Kentucky, and Eva Marie O’Rourke and husband Jay of Cincinnati; her son, Randy Marcum of Cincinnati; her brothers, Tom Morris and William Morris, both of Pinellas Park, Florida; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Cecil Ernest Marcum, Jr.; her brother, Roy Morris; and her sisters, Eva Barrons, Lee Abney and Ruby Smith.
Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Darwin Disbro

Darwin Eugene Disbro, 76, of Versailles, formerly of Bear Branch, passed away Monday, May 21st, at The Waters of Batesville.
He was born March 25th, 1931, in Aurora, the son of Orvin and Myrtle (Day) Disbro, who both preceded him in death. He was raised near Dillsboro and had resided in the Bear Branch community for 18 years, before moving to Versailles where he resided the past four years. He farmed early in life and worked for the B & O Railroad in Aurora for 1 1/2 years. He retired in 1978 from Stedman’s Foundry in Aurora after 29 years of service. He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch.
Survivors include his sons, Darwin Earl Disbro and wife Debbie of Aurora and Donald Disbro and wife Barbara of Versailles; his daughter, Rita Kappes and husband James of East Enterprise; his grandchildren, Sarah, Chris, Sue Ann, Faye, Steve and Ronnie; his great-grandchildren, Avery, Megan, Austin, Ashley, Brian, Steven, Michael, Lexie and Destiny; his brother, Jerry Lawrence Disbro of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy B. (Peelman) Disbro on May 28th, 2004; his brothers, Dorence and Bob Disbro; and his sisters, Erma Mathews, Irene Eaglin, Darlene Lang, Norma Lee, Hilda Disbro and Mildred Cash.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, May 23rd, by Reverend Pat Lanman with burial in Union Cemetery in Moores Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. 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