Obituaries week of 6-11-09

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Lovena M. Jacobs

Lovena M. (Furnish) Jacobs, 85, of Markland, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Monday, June 8th, 2009, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born February 9th, 1924, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Charles R. and Alma Fay (Wakefield) Furnish, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Switzerland County most of her life. She was employed for 32 years at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, retiring in 1978. Early in life she was employed at the Charlestown Powder Plant during World War II, for three years. She was a clerk at CVS Pharmacy in Vevay for six years and was also a clerk at Vevay IGA. She also worked for several years at Vevay American Legion Post 185.

She was a member of Markland Baptist Church, Vevay American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185, Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396 where she was treasurer since 1976, and Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary in Cold Springs, Kentucky. She will be remembered for her love of gardening and bingo. She was an active volunteer in her community and was a 1997 Senior Volunteer of the Year and was honored by Area 12 Council on Aging. She was active in Switzerland County Chapter of the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and gave countless hours of her time for over 20 years to these causes.

On June 12th, 1947, in Madison, she was united in marriage to Warren T. “Pete” Jacobs. He died June 9th, 2006.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Bond and husband Craig of Patriot; her grandsons, Jonathan Bond and Jay Bond, both of Patriot; her great-grandson, Jason Bond of Patriot; her sister, Juanita “Dutch” Scholl of Vevay; her half sisters, Karen Taylor of Madison, Janey Peelman of Markland and Patricia Morgan of Milton, Kentucky; her half brothers, Charles Wayne “CW” Furnish of Vevay, Carroll Edward Furnish of Italy, and Bill Furnish of Markland; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Silas Furnish; her half brother, Loren “Nick” Furnish; her infant half brother; her half sister, Myra Gail Furnish.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Mike Jones at 11 a.m. Friday, June 12th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, June 11th). Auxiliary services will be conducted by Vevay American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary and Vevay VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary today (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Relief Fund or Markland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ashley Walden

Ashley Lynn Walden, 18, of Vevay, passed away at 7 p.m. Monday, June 8th, 2009, at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was born February 7th, 1991, in Brunswick, Maine, the daughter of Harold and Sandra (Daniels) Walden. She was raised in Middletown, Connecticut, and had resided in Vevay since November of 2007. She was a junior at Switzerland County High School in Vevay. She will be remembered for her love of reading, TV, swimming and art. She fought a gallant battle with cystic fibrosis.

Survivors include her sister, Vicki Boggs and husband Michael of Vevay; her brothers, Richard Walden and wife Cindy of Middletown, Connecticut, Harold Walden, Jr., of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and Nicholas Walden of Old Saybrook, Connecticut; her father, Harold Walden of Connecticut; her grandparents, William and Armedia Podkowa of Thomaston, Maine; her nephews, Austin and Alec Boggs, both of Vevay; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra (Daniels) Walden; her brother, Steven Walden; and her grandfather, Arthur Daniels.

Graveside services will be held in Union, Maine at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1261 West 86th Street, Suite E2, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Ruby Markland

Ruby (Riley) Markland, 91, of Vevay, passed away at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She w as born April 8th, 1918, in Graves County, Kentucky, the daughter of Jonah Melbourne and Mollie (Riley) Riley, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Paducah, Kentucky, where she attended Franklin High School. As a young woman, she worked at the International Shoe Company in Paducah for five years and later moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she worked as a cubical operator and meter reader at Oak Ridge Atomic Plant.

She was united in marriage on June10th, 1946, to Howard Phillip Markland and in 1947 moved to Markland, in Switzerland County.

She was employed as a top stitcher at U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay where she retired in 1980 after 34 years of service. She was a member of Markland Baptist Church where she will be remembered for her time as teacher of the young adults Sunday School class.

Survivors include her niece, June Waller of Aurora; her nephews, Marvin Ramage and Everett Ramage, both of Paducah, Kentucky; several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard Phillip Markland; her sisters, Nellie Ramage and Neva Mellen; and her niece, Linda Ramage Kuebrich.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Saturday, June 6th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Markland Baptist Church, Switzerland County Emergency Unit or Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jack Powell

Jack Powell, 89, passed away Saturday, June 6th, 2009, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born August 9th, 1919, in Ervin, Kentucky, the son of James and Hattie (Wiseman) Powell. He was raised in the Protestant faith and was a retired laborer for Interlake Steel Company in Wilder, Kentucky.

Survivors include his nieces, Dorothy Embry and husband Earl of Worthville, Kentucky and Beverly Simpson of Corinth, Kentucky; his great-niece, Anna Skirvin of Worthville; and his great-nephew, Cecil Allen Embry of Cynthiana, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and several sisters and brothers.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 10th, by Reverend Stan Reedy at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky. Burial was in Worthville Cemetery. Visit: www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Bennie May

Bennie Carroll May, 88, of Lancaster, Indiana, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, June 6th, 2009, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

He was born March 22nd, 1921, in Henry County, Kentucky, the son of Thomas Benton and Mabel (Welch) May, Sr., who both preceded him in death. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County near Lancaster.

He was united in marriage on March 5th, 1944, in LaGrange, Kentucky, to Bonnie Taylor. Unto this union four daughters and four sons arrived to bless their home.

He worked early in life as a freight hauler for Belknap in Louisville, Kentucky, for two years. He worked for five years for the State Highway Department as a truck driver for Lancaster Township. He was a farmer all of his life and retired from Madison Consolidated High School after 17 half years of service in the maintenance and janitorial department as the night supervisor. He was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge #765 for over 41 years and was the oldest living member at the time of his death. He was a member of Lancaster Baptist Church and enjoyed yard sales in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Taylor May of Madison; his sons, Thomas Paul May and companion Michelle Gayelek of Lancaster, Gary Wayne May and wife Brenda of Deputy, C. Joseph May and wife Donna of Lancaster, and Jerry May of Lancaster; his daughters, Sandy Hay of Muncie, Brenda Rowlett and husband Joe of Middletown, Indiana, Gwen M. Jones and husband Peter of Brooklyn, Connecticut, and Mary May of Madison; her brothers, Kenny May and wife Evalee of Vevay, Thomas Benton May, Jr., and wife Ann of Vevay, and Carlos May and wife Charlotte of Hanover; his sisters, Thelma Eve and husband Clarence of Georgetown, Kentucky and Mary Jane Fuller of Vevay; his grandchildren, Jeffrey Rowlett and wife Missy, Chris Rowlett and wife Casey, Angela Ward and husband Glenn, Melanie May and companion Joey Lauderbaugh, Sandra Ison and fiance Doug Wehner, Mandy Ison and companion Adam, Katie May, and Claudia May; his great-grandchildren, Chelsea Rowlett, Chenea Rowlett, Kelsie Ward, Savannah Ward, Zachary Rowlett, Charlie Rowlett and Maddie Rowlett; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Leslie Elston “Jethro” May; his brother and sister-in-law, James Thurston, Sr., and Charlene May; his sister, Evelyn May Willhoite; and his granddaughter, Kimberly sue May on January 31st, 1998.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Joe McKay Wednesday, June 10th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Lancaster Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Doris Pommerehn

Doris Catherine (Thomas) Pommerehn, 86, of Madison, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, June 4th, 2009, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

She was born May 8th, 1923, in Madison, the daughter of Graham and Margaret Corrie Thomas, who both preceded her in death. She attended Madison High School. She resided in Madison and Cincinnati in her early years. She was raised in the North Madison Baptist Church.

She was united in marriage to William Joseph “Bill” Pommerehn, who preceded her in death. Unto this union two sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home. They resided in the Dominican Republic from 1949-1953, then returned home.

She served in the Auditor’s office at the Jefferson County Courthouse for many years. She also served as a house mother and dorm counselor at Indiana University and Hanover College. She resided for a number of years in Milton, Kentucky and enjoyed the river and view of Madison. She enjoyed decorating and had an eye for arranging flowers. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Christ Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her sons, William Fred Pommerehn and wife Diane of Shelbyville, Delaware and Thom Pommerehn and wife Kathryn of Madison; her daughter, Linda “Linn” Martinsen and husband Rolf of Galveston, Texas; her grandchildren, Fred, Jr., Pamela, John, David, Jennifer, Mark, Mikel and Graham Thomas; her great-grandchildren, Ayla, Kimberly, Jacob, Elizabeth, Daniel, Adler, Ellis, Taylor, Sebastian and Nola; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and her step-grandchildren, Aaron and Adrienne.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Thomas.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Richard Draper Sunday, June 7th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairmount Cemetery Association.

Norma Moreland

Norma June (Robison) Moreland, 86, of Hanover, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born August 5th, 1922, in Saluda Township in Jefferson County, the daughter of John W. and Mary F. (Dillender) Robison, who both preceded her in death. She resided in Jefferson County all of her life.

She was united in marriage December 19th, 1938, to Herbert T. Moreland. Unto this union four sons and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

She was employed for 38 years by U.S. Shoe and Joyce Shoe companies. After retirement she worked part time at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, Salvation Army and Madison Senior Center. She enjoyed waitressing for several local establishments, including the Elks Club and the Madison Country Club. She was a member and was raised in the Elizabeth Baptist Church and was now a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of t he American Legion Auxiliary and Madison Moose Lodge #765. In her spare time she enjoyed dancing, sewing, camping, the outdoors, socializing and playing bingo.

Survivors include her sons, Patrick R. Moreland and wife Treva of Hanover and John L. Moreland of Orlando, Florida; her grandchildren, Steve Moreland of Hanover, Todd Moreland of Orlando, Florida, Donnie Moreland of Hanover, Greg Martin of Hanover, Scott Martin of Greensburg, Debbie Moreland Gosman of Milton, Kentucky, Deanna Moreland Davis of Madison, Sandy Moreland of Orlando, Florida, Susan Martin Bruther of Madison, Kim Moreland Gibson of Madison, and Angie Moreland Grubbs of Hanover; 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her ex-husband, Herbert T. Moreland on March 16th, 1995; her loving daughter, Diana Carol Martin on January 26th, 2008; here infant son, Roger Moreland in 1940; her son, Tony Moreland in 1973; her brother, Mike Robison; her great-granddaughter, Samantha Gibson; her five stepsisters and her stepbrother.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 7th, by Reverend Irmal Elliott at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in New Prospect Cemetery near Saluda. Memorial contributions may be made to New Prospect Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Paul McKinley

Paul Clinton “Moe” McKinley, 94, of Aurora, passed away Monday, June 8th, 2009, in Aurora.

He was born Sunday, September 6th, 1914, in Switzerland County, the son of the late Edward McKinley and the late Mary Hall McKinley. He served his country as a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. He worked at Seagrams Distillery, retiring after over 32 years of service. Prior to Seagrams, he worked at Alton Box Factory.

He was a lifetime member of Aurora American Legion and Aurora VFW. He also belonged to Aurora Masonic Lodge, the Indianapolis Shrine Club and Aurora Eagles Lodge. He loved to fish and garden. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothea Ochs McKinley of Aurora; his son, Larry (Shelly) McKinley of Pine Village, California; his stepsons, Charles Ashcraft of Milan, Norman (Claudine) Ashcraft of Live Oak, Texas, and Steven (Glenda) Ashcraft of Aurora; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, June 11th) at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Color Guard services will be conducted by Koren War Veterans and American Veterans. Memorial contributions may be made to Aurora Life Squad. Visit: www.rullmans.com.

Rose Cole

Rose Margaret Cole, 87, of Rising Sun, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, June 4th, 2009, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born June 14th, 1921, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Tingle) Gabelman. She was a manager for Cincinnati Bell in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Survivors include her son, Charles (Sharon) Cole of Loveland, Ohio; her daughter Jodie Cole (Christopher) Mulle of Rising Sun; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 9th, with burial in Vine St. Hill Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.

John K. Shackleford

John Kyle Shackleford, 71, of East Enterprise, passed away at 8:53 a.m. Tuesday, June 9th, 2009, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born December 20th, 1937, in Harlan County, Kentucky, the son of Preston Glenn and Fay (Dean) Shackleford, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Harlan County, where he attended school.

He was united in marriage on November 9th, 1954, in Liberty, Indiana, to Emma Jane Lambert. Unto this union three sons and five daughters arrived to bless their home.

They resided in Hamilton, Ohio, for 31 years where he was employed at Bell Burial Vaults from 1956-1962. From 1972-1982, he was employed as a drywall finisher for Modern Drywall Company in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. He was a self-employed drywall finisher after 1982. He also worked at Randall Textron, Inc., in Vevay, for a year. He was a farmer at heart and enjoyed farming his farm in Switzerland County. John and Emma Shackleford resided in Switzerland County the past 35 years. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, hunting, woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He never met a stranger and was known as quite the storyteller. He always enjoyed reminiscing about the good old days, back in the mountains of Harlan County.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Jane Shackleford of Vevay; his daughters, Cathy Hall and husband Bob of Hamilton, Ohio, Deborah Aldred and husband Jerry of Vevay, Robin Lynette Johnson and husband Mike of Vevay, Felicia Sue Clerkin and husband Chris of Vevay, Cassandra Fay Shackleford and fiance Ed Hunt of Freedom, Indiana; his sons, Johnny Ray Shackleford and wife Rebecca of Hamilton, Ohio, Timothy Wayne Shackleford and wife Alex of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Steven Glenn Shackleford and wife Susan of Vevay; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, William Shackleford of Butler county, Ohio; his sisters, Norma Lou Maggard and Elizabeth Sue Beavers, both of Somerset, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Scott Elston at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 Friday, June 12th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.