Charles Loren “Shorty” Brameier, 79, of State Road 250, near Quercus Grove, passed away Monday, April 30th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was born December 20th, 1927, in Switzerland County, the son of Ernest and Mary (Bennett) Brameier, who both preceded him in death. He retired after 20 years in the U.S. Army (1946-1966), serving during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was a Tandem Rotor Aviator and rose to the rank of CWO W-3. He was a farmer and was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1946. He was a member of Rising Sun American Legion and Vevay VFW Post 5396. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Senior Army Aviation Badge and Air Medal.
On November 27th, 1973, he married Dorothy B. Adams, who died May 15th, 1998.
Survivors include his brother, Howard Brameier and wife Mildred of Rising Sun; his stepsons, Gary Bower and wife Gwinda of Jeffersonville and Jerry Bower and wife Paula of New Washington; his stepdaughters, Sherry Wilson of Louisville, Mary Bayens of Jeffersonville, and Joe Begley of Otisco, Indiana; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Roy and Herschel Brameier; and his sister, Charlotte Gullion.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4th, by Reverend Janet Jacobs at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday). Memorial contributions may b e made to United Service Organizations or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Calvin Coy Jones
Calvin Coy Jones, 55, of Vevay, passed away Sunday, April 29th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born September 12th, 1951, in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Charles Duvall and Anna Mae (Lozier) Jones, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1969 graduate of Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army October 23rd, 1970, in Louisville, rising to the rank of Private First Class. He served during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged October 29th, 1973, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
He farmed most of his life and also worked at Big Burley Tobacco Warehouse in Carrollton, Kentucky and Maddox Morrow’s Warehouse in Madison. Early in life he was employed for eight years at Reliance Electric in Madison. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Vevay VFW Post 5396 and Mt. Zion Nazarene Church.
Survivors include his sisters, Hazel Turner and Audrey Bosaw, both of Moorefield; his brothers, David Jones of Moorefield, Donald Jones of Madison, Ronald Jones of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Melvin Jones of East Enterprise; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, May 2nd, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison 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 Vevay American Legion and Vevay VFW Relief Funds or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Clayton E. Schmidt
Clayton E. Schmidt, 85, of Aurora, passed away Monday, April 30th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born January 18th, 1922, in Aurora, the son of Andrew J. and Martha (Richards) Schmidt, who both preceded him in death. He resided in Aurora all of his life. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force June 27th, 1945, in Indianapolis, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged July 26th, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
He was united in marriage July 21st, 1966, to Mary Lakeman. She passed away January 23rd, 2004.
He began a long career as a truck driver, driving for Seagram’s Distillery, Pepsi Cola and Dearborn Gravel Company. He was a member of the Teamsters Union, was a 60-year member of the Aurora American Legion Post 231, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a life member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge 3295. He loved helping others, especially his neighbors. He enjoyed keep an immaculate lawn and garden.
Survivors include his brother, Alfred “Junior” Schmidt of Lawrenceburg; his daughter-in-law, Sally Schmidt; his sister-in-law, Janice Furnish of East Enterprise; his brother-in-law, Larry Ralston of Benham; his nieces who cared for him, Rahe Jean Griffin of East Enterprise and Kaulene Green of Vevay; and several other nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Jerry Schmidt; and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 4th, by Reverend Martin Justice at Filter Funeral Home in Aurora. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery in Aurora with military rites conducted at the graveside by Aurora American Legion Post 231. 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. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements.
Donald E. Poling
Donald E. Poling, 66, of Midwest, Oklahoma, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Thursday, April 19th, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
He was born January 24th, 1941, in Pleasant, the son of William Howard “Pete” Poling and Julia E. (Holdcroft) Poling Rieman. He spent his early life in Switzerland County, but spent most of his life in the U.S. Air Force, serving one year in Vietnam. He graduated from Vevay High School in 1959.
He is survived by his wife Linda; his daughters, Ladonna K. Phillips of Vevay and Pamela S. Davis and husband Michael of Muncie; his sons, Wesley A. Poling and wife Ragina of Vevay, and Michael Poling of Crestview, Florida; his mother, Julia Rieman of East Enterprise; his sister, Donita Cole and husband Dennis, of East Enterprise; two stepdaughters of Austin, Texas; his grandchildren, Justin Hartman, Sierra Phillips, Ashley and Avery Poling and Brandon Davis; and numerous aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Pete Poling; his grandson, Ryan Poling; and his stepfather, Wesley Rieman.
The body was cremated in Texas.
Barbara A. Curran
Barbara A. Curran, 68, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away Friday, April 27th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born August 18th, 1938, in Cincinnati, the daughter of William and Edna (Miller) Braden. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Nelson of Dayton, Ohio; her brother, Melvin Braden and wife Shirley of Lawrenceburg; her sister, Marjorie Smith of Cincinnati; her grandson, William Noble McKinney; her granddaughters, Tracy Ann McKinney, Shelly Jean McKinney and Miranda Lynn Spurlock; her great-grandchildren, Travis Lynn Conley, Riley Noah McKinney, Alicia Ann Dubose and Shelby Rae Lynn Combs; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William and Charles Braden; and her sister, Betty Jones.
Private funeral services were conducted Monday, April 30th, by Brother Don Campbell at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Greendale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Mental Health Foundation.