Obituaries week of 6-17-10


Frederick Lack, Sr.

Frederick William Lack, Sr., 60, of Switzerland County, passed away Sunday, June 13th, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 28th, 1949, the son of the late Mary Ruth (Schuh) and Edward Joseph Lack.

On May 24th, 1969, in Covington, Kentucky, he married Carolyn Anne (Satterfield) Lack, who survives.

He was a graduate of Mt. Healthy High School, Class of 1967. He also held business and computer degrees. Learning and reading were passions he continued throughout his life. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of The Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay. He was a former Boy Scout leader and was a pee wee football coach and started a pee wee football program in Switzerland County. He was a manager for Furniture Fair and a real estate agent. He was also a substitute teacher in Switzerland County.

In addition to his wife Carolyn, he is survived by his daughters, Angela Hope Lack Hernandez of Switzerland and Amy Faith Lack of Bright; his son, Frederick William Lack II (Laura) of Decatur, Georgia; his granddaughters, Arlie-Marie Hernandez and Alexis Ruby Polston; nine nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and great-nephews; his brothers, Paul Joseph (Diane) Lack of Aurora, Father Christopher Lack, Edward J. Lack, and Jeffery Lack, all of Cincinnati; and his sisters-in-law, Catherine Hershberger (Donald) of Harrison, Ohio and Pauletta Nixon (Richard) of Cincinnati.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 16th, with Father John Meyer, Father Christopher Lack and Reverend Garry Polston officiating at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial donations may be made to Markland Funeral Home toward funeral expenses.

Charles E. Deputy

Charles E. “Charlie” Deputy, 62, of Madison, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Monday, June 7th, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born October 18th, 1947, in Jefferson County, the son of Charles I. and Norma Jean (Kelley) Deputy. He resided in Jefferson County all of his life and was a 1965 graduate of Southwestern High School. He attended Purdue University. He was baptized at an early age and had attended Kent Christian Church.

He was united in marriage to Deanna Kay Liter in Carrollton, Kentucky.

He was employed as a construction engineer with the State of Indiana Seymour Unit for the past 26 1/2 years. He was first employed with Chain Belt Rexnord for a few years, then with the Kent Feed Mill and for a short period with Indiana Feed Lots. He enjoyed horseback riding, was an avid golfer, loved to go camping, enjoyed the outdoors, being with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed people and was a constant tease. He never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Deanna Kay “Dee” Deputy of Madison; his son, Charles I. “Chuck” Deputy and wife Lacie of Madison; his stepdaughter, Kristin K. Andrew and companion Wayne Rowlett of Madison; his grandchildren, Amanda, Makenzie and Colton Deputy; Nicholas Rowlett and Jimmy Ricke; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gobel and Lois Liter of Lexington, Indiana; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gayle and Brenda Liter of Madison; his uncles and aunt, Emmett and Kathleen Kelley of Austin, Texas, and Estel Vernon of Hanover; several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles I. Deputy on April 22nd, 1983; his mother, Norma Jean Kelley Deputy on September 28th, 1999; his grandparents, Irving Charles and Kathleen Bott Deputy, Emmett and Marie Hankins Kelley; and his grandson, Justin Michael Ricke on November 7th, 2004.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 12th, by Brother Doug Lee at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery near Volga, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aneurysm Awareness Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Mabel L. Patterson

Mabel L. (Clubb) Patterson, 77, of Hanover, formerly of Madison, passed away at 1:25 a.m. Friday, June 11th, 2010, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born July 11th, 1932, in Henry County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Newton and Rhelda (Raisor) Clubb. She resided most of her life in Madison.

She was united in marriage in January, 1952, to Harley George Patterson. Unto this union one son and four daughters arrived to bless their home.

She had served as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s matron under Sheriff Beck Alexander. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed caring for an raising her children. She enjoyed collecting Barbie dolls, porcelain dolls, angels, loved flower gardening and being with her grandchildren. She attended Brooksburg Baptist Church and was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her son, Marvin R. Patterson and companion Debbie Tribble of Madison; her daughters, Wanda K. Turner of Madison, Virginia E. Bruce and husband Doug of Milton, Kentucky, Carolyn F. Jessup of Hanover, and Cheryl L. Bruther and husband Doug of Hanover; her brothers, Elmo Clubb and Clarence Clubb, both of Madison; her sisters, Carolyn Otter of Madison, Shirley “Teeny” Lock of Madison and Virginia Boone of Madison; her grandchildren, Caitlin Patterson, John Turner, Christy Turner, Jennifer Heilman, Dustin Christman, Casey Jessup, Chelsea Patterson; her great-grandchildren, MaKayla Turner, Dalton Allen Cyrus and Caden Heilman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives; his stepdaughter, Patricia Fisher of Brooksburg; and five step-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harley George Patterson on September 13th, 1984; her brothers, Charlie, Gayle and Barton Clubb; her sisters, Wanda Law, Edith Reed, Hazel Thevenow and Marie Hay; her son-in-law, David Jessup; and her stepdaughter, Audrey Porter.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 15th, by Reverend James Sparks at organ & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Brooksburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Ann Collins Schmidt, 71, of Madison, passed away at 4:26 a.m. Friday, June 11th, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born April 11th, 1939, in Madison, the daughter of Pete Collins and Oveda Handlon Marsh, who both preceded her in death. She resided all her life in Madison and was a 1957 graduate of Madison High School.

She was united in marriage on August 28th, 1959, at St. Michael Catholic Church to George H. Schmidt. Unto this union three daughters and a son arrived to bless their home.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker all of her life. She worked for a short time for the Indiana Telephone Company as an operator. She enjoyed fishing, reading, dancing, music and practical jokes. She enjoyed the Madison Senior Citizens and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Taylor and husband Chris of Madison, Julie Dwyer and husband David of Madison, and Susan Kelley and husband Bernard of Madison; her son, George Anthony “Tony” Schmidt and wife Jan of Jacksonville, North Carolina; her sister, Oveda Walker of Columbus; her brother, Arthur Perkinson of Madison; her grandchildren, Shannon Schmidt, Kristen Schmidt, Nikki Schmidt, Loren Allen, Emily Kelley, Steven Schmidt, Joshua Dwyer, Deron Dwyer, Eli Dwyer and Evan Kelley; her great-grandchildren, Gracie Schmidt, Braeden Schmidt and Carly Muessel; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives; and her companion, Ralph Vogel of Madison.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, George H. Schmidt on May 4th, 1997; her stepfather, Fred Marsh; her infant sister; and her brothers, John and Bill Perkinson.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 16th, by Father John A. Meyer at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or St. Jude’s. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

John Miller

John Jeremy Miller, 40, of Brenham, Texas, formerly of Versailles, passed away suddenly Monday, June 14th, 2010, at 4:45 a.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Bryan Texas.

He was born December 13th, 1969, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, the son of Johnie M. and Madonna “Donna” (Funke) Miller, who both survive in Versailles. He resided his first year of life in Indianapolis and then the family moved back to Ripley County. He was a 1988 graduate of South Ripley High School in Versailles. He attended Purdue University and completed classes and attended trade school to become a surveyor. He moved to Texas in 1989.

He was united in marriage to Angela Henry on January 1st, 1993, in Lawler Baptist church in Florence, Texas. Unto this union a daughter and a son arrived to bless their home.

He enjoyed his visits home to Indiana as well as when his family gathered in Texas. He worked early in life for Dillard’s Department Store and King Watch Company in Austin, Texas. He worked ass a surveyor until his sudden death. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, making knives, building bicycles, making jewelry, all kinds of sports, and playing and gardening with his children. He enjoyed going to Renaissance festivals and dressing in full Scottish attire.

Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Angela Henry Miller of Brenham, Texas; his daughter, Megan Nicole Miller of Brenham; his son, Jonathon Mason Miller of Brenham; his sister, Jennifer Lynn Miller and fiancee William DeVries of Madison; his nieces and nephews, Katie, Andie, David and Bradley, all of Madison; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roy Henry and family and Debbie Henry and family, all of Texas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, McCoy and Thelma Keeton Miller; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Edna Vair Funke; his uncles, Walter Smith, Nathan Mullins, Gray “Bub” Miller, Eugene Whidden and Darrell Blackburn; and his cousin, Marci Smith.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Saturday, June 19th, at 10 a.m. at Christian Faith Church, 520 South Front Street, Bellville, Texas. Graveside services will be conducted by Brother Bob Hicks Tuesday, June 22nd, at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Miller Family Cemetery near Osgood. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 21st, and Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. at Neal’s Funeral Home, 306 South Walnut Street in Osgood. Memorial contributions may be made to the Miller Family Cemetery or the Miller Children Trust Fund. Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan, Texas, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison and Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood were in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to