Obituaries week of 5/31/07


John Scileppi, Jr.

John Michael Scileppi, Jr., 70, of Patriot, passed away Thursday, May 24th, at University of Louisville Hospital from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on State Road 56, near Brooksburg, last Monday, May 21st.
He was born February 9th, 1937, in Queens, New York, the son of John M. Scileppi, Sr., and Catherine L. (Petruzzi) Scileppi. He was raised in Queens, New York, and graduated high school in New York. He was inducted into the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1962. He had resided in Patriot the past year. He previously resided in Cincinnati for three years. He was employed as manager of Family Dollar Store in East Enterprise the past year and prior to that was employed with Family Dollar in Cincinnati for three years. He had been employed with the railroad in New York for several years.
He was united in marriage February 14th, 1990, in Lake Tahoe, New York, to Shirley Alma (Saylor) Scileppi. The couple enjoyed traveling between California and Florida in their motor home.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Alma (Saylor) Scileppi of Patriot; his daughters, Candace Bush of Port Richey, Florida, Denise Phillips and husband David of Spokane, Washington, Sherry King of Everett, Washington, Linda McMan and Donna Kolanski, both of Islip, New York; his sons, John J. Scileppi of Queens, New York and Robert King of Spokane, Washington; his father, John M. Scileppi, Sr., of Queens, New York; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, Rocky Scileppi of Commack, New York; his sister, Mary Sammon of Colorado; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine L. (Petruzzi) Scileppi; and his daughter, Annette Lister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1st, by Reverend Mike Jones at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with military rites conducted at the graveside by the honor guard of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion . Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lymphoma Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Debra L. Coy.

Debra L. Coy, 48, of Vevay, passed away Wednesday, May 23rd, at her home.
She was born July 26th, 1958, in Hamilton County, Ohio, the daughter of Warren and Elverna L. (Bruce) Chambers. She was a homemaker.
On November 3rd, 1979, she married Robert A. Coy, Jr., who survives.
Other survivors include her sons, Robert A. Coy III of Vevay and Nathan Adam Coy of Manchester; her daughter, Patience Nichole Coy of Greenville, Alabama; her mother, Elverna L. Murray of North College Hill, Ohio; her sisters, Sherry Hummel of Milan, Robin Murray of Aurora, Kelly Smith of Cincinnati, Linda Bishop of South Lebanon, Ohio, Christie Stewart of Ross, Ohio, and Lisa Setzer of Richmond, Ohio; her brothers, Michael Murray of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky and Larry Chambers of St. Lebanon, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 26th, by Reverend Charles Hill at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in Mt. Sinai Cemetery near Aurora. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Frances M. Asher.

Frances M. Asher, 92, of Milan, formerly of Lawrenceburg, passed away Saturday, May 26th, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.
She was born June 5th, 1914, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Herbert and Augusta (Krause) Asher, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Marshalltown and was a 1932 graduate of Marshalltown High School. She moved to Lawrenceburg in the late 1930s. She retired in 1976 from Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Greendale.
Survivors include her sisters, Betty Smith of Sarasota, Florida and Doris Larson and husband George of Nevada, Iowa; her nieces, Sally Raver and husband Ron of Batesville, Teryn Gilbertson of Sarasota, Florida, Nancy Waters of Ames, Iowa, and Peggy Carr of Nevada, Iowa; her nephew, Lawrence Smith of Boca Raton, Florida; her great-nieces, Gina Raver of Kearney, Nebraska and Lauren Smith of Boca Raton; her great-nephews, Chad Settle, Jarrod Gray, and Jamison Carr, all of Iowa, and Jason Smith of Florida.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Marion F. Given; and her brother-in-law, Clyde E. Given.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, May 30th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church. 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

Dorothy E. Foley.

Dorothy E. Foley, 86, of Patriot, passed away Sunday, May 27th, at her home.
She was born October 9th, 1920, in Knoxville, Tennessee, the daughter of Bernard Daniels and Margaret Elizabeth (Bates) Dameron, who both preceded her in death. She was a retired postal clerk after 17 years of service for the U.S. Postal Service in Cincinnati. She had also worked as a waitress. She was a member of Patriot Baptist Church and Area 12 Council on Aging.
On December 31st, 1957, she married Albert Cecil Foley, who died October 18th, 1985.
Survivors include her sons, James Williams of Patriot and Edwin Pence of Palm Springs, California; her granddaughters, Donna Turner of Patriot, Renee Williams of Williamsburg, Ohio, and Natalie Wilson of San Diego, California; her grandson, James Williams of Rising Sun; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Bernard Daniels.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) by Reverend Mike Jones with burial in Highland Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is in charge of arrangements.