Obituaries week of 5-26-11

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Bill Beach

William Albert “Bill” Beach, 59, of Vevay, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19th, 2011, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born July 20th, 1951, in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, the son of Albert Curtly and Alma (Tackett) Beach. He was raised near Campbellsburg, Kentucky and had resided in Carrollton, Kentucky, before moving to Vevay in 2005.

He was united in marriage on November 2nd, 1968, in Carrollton, to Bonnie Lou Carmack. Unto this union a daughter arrived to bless their home.

He was employed as a core machine operator at Arvin Meritor in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in July, 2009, after 27 years of service. He was a former employee of R.C. Tway in Louisville, Kentucky, for three years. He was a member of Abundant Life in Carrollton. He will be remembered for his love of motorcycles and car racing.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Lou Beach of Vevay; his daughter, Angie Haskell and husband Eddie of Bennington; his granddaughter, Angelique McKay; his step-grandchildren, Luke and Lauren Haskell; his great-grandchild, Jachoby McKay; his parents, Albert Curtly and Alma Beach of Carrollton; his sisters, Leona Henderson of Worthville, Kentucky, Joyce Burns of Carrollton, Gail Beach of Louisville, Kentucky, and Ida Adkins of Waverely, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by is brother, Robert Wayne Beach.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor William Burkhardt Monday, May 23rd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa, Switzerland County EMS or Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Oline condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Melvin Myers

Melvin Walker “Mel” Myers, 78, of Columbus, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 8:28 a.m. Friday, May 20th, 2011, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus.

He was born January 12th, 1933, in Switzerland County, the son of Steven and Helen (Griffith) Myers, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1951 graduate of Vevay High School, where he was captain of the basketball team.

He was united in marriage on June 28th, 1957, in Vevay to Bonnie Carol Ashcraft. They enjoyed over 53 years of marriage together.

He was a tester for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, retiring in 1996, after 37 years of service. He was a former employee of U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay for several years. He will be remembered for his love of boating and fishing.

Survivors also include his sons, Danny Myers of Ocala, Florida and Steve Myers and companion Ann Henry of Rising Sun; his daughter, Nancy Scott and husband Rick of Rising Sun; his grandsons, Travis Myers, Jason Scott, and Jeff Thornton; and his great-grandchildren, Trent, Morgan, Bayley, Kendal, Trey, Adison, Jordan, Lindsey and Michael.

Graveside services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Claude Eads

Claude Harrison Eads, 78, of Mt. Sterling, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 23rd, 2011, at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born January 26th, 1933, in Pathfork, Kentucky, the son of Sillas and Lucy (Ellis) Eads, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Pathfork where he attended school. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on April 18th, 1950, in Corbin, Kentucky, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving in the 31st Infantry, 7th Division, Company B, during the Korean War. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Battle Stars and the Purple Heart. He w as honorably discharged on April 20th, 1953, at Fort Meade, Maryland.

He was united in marriage on August 14th, 1954, in Lawrenceburg, to Doris Ann Huff. Unto this union two daughters and a son arrived to bless their home.

He was employed as a construction foreman for the InerFab Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1995, after 40 years of service. He was a member of Boilermaker’s Local #105 in Cincinnati, Bennington Order of Eastern Star #407, Evanston Eversull Lodge #754 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati, National Rifle Association, life member of Vevay VFW Post 5396 and life member of the Army Chapter of the Chosen Few. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, the outdoors, horses, shooting, cars and working and tinkering with his farm equipment.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Ann Eads of Mt. Sterling; his daughters, Susan Claudette Eads of Cincinnati and Barbara Carol Carrier and husband John of Vevay; his son, Claude Alan Eads of Cold Spring, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Gregory Alan Dunning and wife April and Chloe Ann Eads; his great-grandsons, Alex Nathaniel Dunning and Eric Alan Dunning; his brother, James Michael Eads and wife Thelma of Pathfork; his sister, Christine Jones of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Esther Eads Case.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverends Charles Dayadharum and Robert Cannon at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 27th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jack Crabtree

Jackie D. “Jack” Crabtree, 71, of Deputy, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Friday, May 20th, 2011, at his home near Deputy.

He was born October 27th, 1939, in Pulaski County, Kentucky, the son of the late Esker and Rena Daulton Crabtree. He was raised in Pulaski County and attended school there.

He was united in marriage on October 1st, 1961, in Pulaski County to Jean Hardwick, who survives. This union was blessed with one daughter and one son.

He moved to Dupont and lived there for five years. He had resided near Deputy since 1978. He was employed for 39 years with Reliance Electric in Madison as a machinist. He then worked for the past two years at Tractor Supply in Madison and enjoyed his co-workers and the customers he served very much. Since February he had worked with Southern Equine and Dr. Amy Youngblood near Scottsburg. He loved horses and enjoyed horseback riding, showing horses and racing horses. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family.

He had served as a 4-H leader with the horse and pony program for many years and enjoyed it as much as the youth did. He was a member of the Quarter Horse Association and various other horse organizations. He gave his life to Christ at the age of 19 and was a faithful member of New Hope Church of Christ. He loved all his fellow worshipers and especially enjoyed his Pastors, Joe Johnson and Bill Hall. He had fought a courageous battle against cancer since 2003. He most recently endured a 21-hour surgery in August, 2010, to fight the cancer.

He is also survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Faith Bowen and husband Donnie Ray of Madison; his son, Timothy D. Crabtree and wife Malissa Carol of Deputy; his sisters, Barbara Keith and husband Robert, Fay Strunk and husband Homer, and Sue New and husband Jay, all of Bronston, Kentucky; his brothers, Bill Crabtree and companion Charlotte Hackett of Madison and Roger Crabtree and wife Darla of Vermillion, Ohio; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roger and Alva Hardwick of Lexington, Indiana, Elmer Hardwick, Jr., of Lexington, Indiana, Kenneth and Dwana Hardwick of New Castle, Indiana, Brenda and Keith Smith of Nabb, Indiana, Debbi Cook of Middletown, Indiana, Judy and Tony Grubbs of Madison; his grandchildren, B.J. Brooks, Corey Stewart, Cody Crabtree, T. J. Chambers and KayLee Crabtree; his great-grandchildren, David, Stewart, Tristan Crabtree, Elijah Green, Zaiden Crabtree, Dominic Brooks, Kyra Brooks and Lyrica Chambers; his step-grandchildren, Eric, Anthony, Steven and Ashley Statzer; his best friend of 40-plus years, Logan Flint of Hanover; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Joe Johnson Tuesday, May 24th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Kent Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the 4-H Foundation for the Horse and Pony Show or New Hope Church of Christ. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Aneta Kirkpatrick

Helen Aneta Markland, 89, of New Hope Road in Ohio County passed away Wednesday morning, May 18th, 2011, at her home.

She was born December 11th, 1921, on a farm on Markland Pike in Switzerland County to Denver T. and Vica Scudder Markland. She was the third of seven children born to the family. At the age of two years she moved with her family to a farm near Quercus Grove where she resided until her marriage. The Markland children walked two and a half miles – one way, as Aneta always told her children – to the one room school, West Union, where they received their elementary education. They took the shortest route across the hills and over stiles.

She played on the girl’s baseball and basketball teams at Patriot High School where she graduated, Class of 1940. In 2010, she was honored as the oldest alumnus present at the annual alumni meeting of the school. She was a 4-H club member for 10 years in Switzerland County. She was honored with awards and several 4-H trips. After her marriage, she served as a 4-H club leader in Ohio County for seventeen years.

She was married to Marvin Edward Kirkpatrick on March 28th, 1942, at the home of Marvin’s parents on New Hope Road, Ohio County. Aneta and Marvin “went to housekeeping” on New Hope Road where, with the exception of one year which Marvin spent in the U.S. Navy, they spent 67 years together.

She was baptized at the New Liberty Baptist Church early in life. After her marriage, she and Marvin became members of the New Hope Methodist Church. When the New Hope Church was closed, they became active members of the Aberdeen Methodist Church. She milked cows, helped in the hay and tobacco crops, raised a garden, and did all of the other jobs of an industrious farm wife while rearing a family of five children.

She was president of the Parent-Teachers Association at Cass-Union School where her children received their elementary education. She and Marvin actively supported their children in church, school, 4-H and sports activities. Aneta also enjoyed bowling with a team of friends for several years.

In 1978, Marvin and Aneta built a retirement home in St. Cloud, Florida where they spent the winters for nearly 30 years. They raised a garden in Florida each winter and planted another garden on New Hope as soon as they returned home each spring. Aneta retained her interest in sewing all of her life. During the winters in Florida she made countless quilts. A quilt was made for each child and then a quilt for each grandchild as they graduated from high school. One year, she had four grandchildren graduating. She came home from that winter in Florida with four quilts completed.

Aneta and Marvin suffered a grievous loss when their oldest daughter, Marcia Kay Kirkpatrick Roberts passed away in 2005. Aneta lost her husband, Marvin on December 20th, 2009. All of her siblings also preceded her in death – Gerald, Denver, Herbert and Nelson “Sam” Markland, Marjorie Markland Landrum and Ruby Markland Applegate.

She is survived by her sons, Raymond and wife Mary Lou and Kenneth and his wife Linda; her daughters, Jean and husband, Roger Woodfill, and Mary Lou and husband Denny Bowman; her son-in-law, Bob Roberts; her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman and Judy Kirkpatrick, Mary “Libby” Markland and Phyllis Markland; her grandchildren, Sara Roberts, Cindy Baker, Angie Storey, Michael Kirkpatrick, Mark Kirkpatrick, Steve Kirkpatrick, Rick Kirkpatrick, Susan Budd, Brian Woodfill, Molly Hawley, Craig Woodfill, Chris Bowman and Amy Heffelfinger; her great-grandchildren, Allie, Skylar, Breanna, Rick, Zachary, Savannah, Karley, Andrew, Morgan, Ashlie, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Jonas, Sydney, Sam, Luke, Torri, Lybbi and Rylli.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21st, with Reverend Roger Parrott officiating in the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Memorial donations may be made to the Marcia Kay Roberts Leadership Awards Funds, Aberdeen United Methodist Church or the Patriot Alumni.

Danny R. O’Brien

Danny R. O’Brien, 70, of Vevay, formerly of Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22nd, 2011, in Brown County Health and Living Community, Nashville, Indiana, following a short illness.

He was born July 20th, 1940, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to the late Jesse L. and Evelyn R. Dicus O’Brien.

Surviving are a son, Jesse H. (Harriet I.) O’Brien, of Edinburgh, Indiana; a daughter, Aislinn Awalt (Evan) Millsap, of Kansas City, Missouri; a granddaughter, Jessica R. R. O’Brien; a sister, Jane L. Vickers, of Chillicothe; a niece, Melodie (John) Bucy, of Hilliard; nephews, Jeffery (Robin) Vickers and Ty Alan (Ronda) Vickers, both of Chillicothe; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Shawn Wesley O’Brien and a brother, Robert O’Brien.

Danny, a Vietnam War veteran, retired from the United State Air Force and had also served in the United States Navy. He retired from the HVAC and Refrigeration industry. He was a member of the United Association Local 533, the Preserving for Tomorrow the Pioneer Arms Craftsmanship and Skill which Bore Freedom and Liberty, National Council of Corvette Clubs, Inc., the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27th, in the Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe with Ronald Cottrill officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at Ware’s from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26th. You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com.

Alvin Kappes

Alvin Edward “Duke” Kappes, 67, of Rising Sun, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 24th, 2011, at his home.

He was born April 11th, 1944, in Kenton County, Kentucky, the son of Raymond Bernard and Ethel Florentina (Freel) Kappes, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Napoleon, Indiana, where he was raised in the Catholic faith. He was a 1964 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School in Osgood. Alvin was inducted into the United States Army on June 16th, 1964, in Indianapolis, rising to the rank of Specialist 5, serving with Headquarter, Headquarter Troop, 3rd Squadron, 7th Calvary as a general vehicle repairman, during the Vietnam War. He received the Marksman Rifle M14 and the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged on August 16th, 1967. Alvin was a truck driver for Allied Van Lines in Indianapolis, for 30 years, retiring in 2007. He also drove for Bekins Van Lines in Indianapolis. Alvin will be remembered for his love of hunting , fishing, NASCAR and sports.

Survivors include his sons, Ben Kappes and wife: Patti of Patriot, Casey Kappes of Bunkerhill, Indiana and Brian Kappes of Martinsville; his grandchildren: Raylinn, Taylor and Raymond; his brothers, Martin Kappes of Bennington, Richard Kappes of Holton, Norman Kappes of Osgood, Frank Kappes of Fairview, Steve Kappes of Bennington and John Kappes of Versailles; his sisters: Edna Yagami of Richmond, Kentucky, Carolyn Bradley of Osgood, Velma Armstrong of Rising Sun, Martha Peaslee of Versailles, Rosemary Hooten of Osgood, Regina West of Versailles, Debra Schmitt of Osgood and Christina Hoff of Sunman; his sister-in-law, Judith Kappes of Bennington; his special niece, Constance Campbell of Martinsville; his aunt, Frances Kappes of Highland Heights, Kentucky; 59 nieces and nephews, 47 great-nieces and nephews, and nine great-great-nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Bernard and Ethel Florentina (Freel) Kappes; his brother, Louis John Kappes died December 25th, 2010; his niece: Jennifer Kappes; his nephews, Sadao Yagami, Jr., James Kappes, Jeffrey Bradley and Joseph Kappes; his brother-in-law, Sadao Yagami, Sr.; and one great-niece and one great-great-nephew

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend John A. Meyer at 1 p.m. Friday, May 27th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with military rites conducted at the cemetery by the Honor Guard of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent t o the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

James Johns

James A. Johns, 64, of Cleves, Ohio, passed away at his daughter’s residence in Winston, Georgia, on Saturday, May 21st, 2011.

He was an owner/operator of a taxi, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of Miller Stockum Post 485 American Legion, Cleves, Ohio.

He was the father of Jay Anthony Johns, Karen Lynn Crone, Misty Lynn Lusignola and Sheree Nicole Walters; brother of Betty Haven, Gloria and Rosemary; and son of the late Elmer Johns and Charlene (Moss) Reinier. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 27th, 9-11 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m. at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami Ave., Cleves, Ohio 45002. Interment with military honors will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves. Memorials may be directed to the family, c/o the funeral home.

Bill Carnahan

William Albert “Bill” Carnahan, 89, of Vevay, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 18th, 2011, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

He was born July 31st, 1921, in Paris, Illinois, the son of Albert and Maud (Rhoads) Carnahan, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Paris, and was a 1940 graduate of Paris High School. After high school he was scouted by the St. Louis Cardinals to play baseball but was drafted by the U.S. Army instead. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on September 18th, 1942, at Camp Grant, Illinois, rising to the rank of Tech 5, serving during World War II and was honorably discharged on December 10th, 1945, at Camp Grant, Illinois. He served in the Central Pacific and India Burma Campaigns and received one Service Stripe, four Overseas Service Bars, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge MM with Rifle.

He was employed from 1946-1954 in Columbus, Ohio, in machine repair for Addressograph Corporation. He also worked in machine repair for Raymond D. Cherry Machine Repair in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1954-1976. He moved to Vevay in 1976 and tended bar for Red Graham at Cuzz’s Bar from 1976-1984.

It was in Vevay that he met Evelyn Charlotte Ramseyer Seaver and they enjoyed over 21 years together until her death on February 10th, 1997.

He was a member of Paris United Methodist Church, Vevay American Legion Post 185 and life member of Vevay VFW Post 5396. He will be remembered for his love of baseball and enjoying a good game of golf.

Survivors include his niece, Patsy Carnahan of Arkansas; his caregivers, Shawna and Micah Ramsey of Vevay and Evonna and Kyle Robinson of Moorefield; four great-nephews; four great-nieces; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph, Harold and Alden C. Carnahan; his sister, Gertrude Cherry; and his nephews, Samuel Cherry and Richard Carnahan.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21st, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 186 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 Relief Funds. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.