Obituaries week of 6-9-11


Dorie Peelman

Dorie Lynn (Roy) Peelman, 40, of East Enterprise, passed away at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 7th, 2011, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born March 19th, 1971, in Madison, the daughter of Thomas Roy and Glenda Powell. She was raised in Rising Sun and was a 19889 graduate of Rising Sun High School. She was employed as a pharmacy tech at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg the past 11 years. She was a former employee of Plastic Moldings Corporation in East Enterprise and Council on Aging in Dillsboro.

She was united in marriage on April 23rd, 1994, in East Enterprise, to Gregory Robert Peelman. They have enjoyed the past 17 years of marriage together.

She was diagnosed with colon cancer in April, 2009, and had fought a gallant fight for the past 2 years, 2 months, 2 1/2 days, 2 hours and 5 minutes. She will be remembered for her love of sudoku puzzles, her flower gardens, landscaping and softball. She was a faithful member of Olive Branch Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Greg R Peelman of East Enterprise; his daughter, Emilee Renell Waldron and companion Justin Barnes of East Enterprise; her sons, Eyan Peelman and Evan Peelman, both of East Enterprise; her mother, Glenda Powell of Cass Union; her father and stepmother, Tom and Shirley Roy of Aurora; her sisters, Julie Roy of Aurora and Summer Scheffler and husband Dean of Cass Union; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Sharon Peelman of East Enterprise; her brothers-in-law, Jeff Peelman of East Enterprise and Nick Peelman and fiancee Kelly of West Lafayette; her grandparents, Renzie and Elva Powell of Rising Sun; her niece and nephew, Kaylee White and T.J. White; her great-nephew, Landyn White; several uncles, aunts and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Curtis and Alberta Roy.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Pat Lanman at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Thursday, June 9th) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund for Dorie’s children, in care of Greg Peelman or Olive Branch Cemetery.

Kendrick Briggs, Sr.

Kendrick Fay Briggs, Sr., 86, of Vevay, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Saturday, June 4th, 2011, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born May 23rd, 1925, in Craig Township, Switzerland County, the son of Maurice Austin and Millicent Mary (Clements) Briggs, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1943 graduate of Vevay High School and attended Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on October 4th, 1943, in Louisville, Kentucky, rising to the rank of Private First Class, serving in Headquarters 1103rd Army Forces Base Unit, as an airplane and engine mechanic during World War II. He was honorably discharged on March 13th, 1946, at Fort McPherson, Georgia. He received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

He was united in marriage on June 6th, 1964, at the Fairview United Methodist Church, to Joy Pavy. They have enjoyed nearly 47 years of marriage together.

He was a dairy farmer all of his life. He also enjoyed raising tobacco and hay. He enjoyed carpentry and helped build custom homes with Herschel Lowe for several years. He was raised in the Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield and attended the Fairview United Methodist Church in Fairview. He will be remembered for his love of reading, baseball, college basketball and football.

Survivors include his wife, Joy P. Briggs of Vevay; his son, Kendrick Fay Briggs, Jr., and wife Brenda of Vevay; his grandson, Brad Briggs and wife Amanda of Dupont; his great-grandson, Michael Allen Briggs of Dupont; his sister, Shirley Hart of Pleasant; his brother, Robert Briggs of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted by Reverend Arnold Cutter Wednesday, June 8th, with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday evening, June 7th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Community Fire Department and Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Charles E. McMurray

Charles E. McMurray, 82, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Monday, June 6th, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born in Ohio County on May 6th, 1929, the son of the late Jessie (Danbury) and Robert McMurray. He graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1947.

On August 31st, 1951, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ he married Ann Hamilton, who survives.

He was the former owner of Danbury’s Appliances in Rising Sun where he began working at a young age. He was also the Ohio County Sanitarian for 10 years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

In addition to his wife Ann, he is survived by his daughters, Sue (Rod) Dickerson and Michelle (Randy) Dickerson, all of Vevay; his grandchildren, Eric Stogsdill, Jessie Bailey, Shea Dickerson and Jade Dickerson; his great-grandchildren, Christian, Josie and Jack Stogsdill; his step-grandchildren, Mark Dickerson, Tracy Dickerson, Erin Harsin, Kristen Detloff and Staci Dickerson.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary “Sissy” Witte and Rita Driver Parks.

Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Greg Matthew and Eldon Fancher at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, June 9th) at the funeral home. Interment will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Dearborn County Hospice, Rising Sun Church of Christ or Ohio County Health Department.

Lucile Hassfurder

Lucile Hauersperger Rousch Hassfurder, 92, of Madison, passed away at 7:41 p.m. Thursday, June 2nd, 2011, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born April 14th, 1919, in Hayden, Indiana, the daughter of the late Ambrose “Pat” and Erma Nichter Hauersperger. She was raised in Hayden, and was a 1937 graduate of Hayden High School. She attended Indianapolis Beauty Academy and graduated in 1939.

In 1941, she was united in marriage to Bernard J. Rousch. This union was blessed with a son and three daughters. She moved to Madison in 1946 and was the owner and operator of Lucile’s Beauty Shop from 1940-1974. Her loving husband, Bernard, died in 1970 after 29 years of marriage.

In 1974, she was united in marriage to Harold J. Hassfurder. She owned and operated the Indian-Nugget Turquoise Jewelry in downtown Madison on Mulberry Street from 1976-1992. She also enjoyed traveling to local festivals with her jewelry from 1976-2010. She enjoyed traveling, dancing at the Indiana Roof in Indianapolis, her dogs, her view of the Ohio River from her home, and collecting guardian angels and music boxes. She loved to dance with her husband and going to basketball games. She was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold J. Hassfurder of Madison; her son, Matt Rousch and wife Anna of Madison; her daughters, Betty Houze of Dale, Indiana, Pam Thompson of Couer D Alene, Idaho, and Kathleen Rousch of Evansville; her stepson, Larry Ackerman of Jeffersonville; her stepdaughter, Sherri Lockridge and husband Bob of Madison; her brother, Dr. Alfred Hauersperger and wife Jeralee of Columbus; her grandchildren, Chris, Rick, Laura, Ron, David, Jason and Lindsay; 11 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Norman Hassfurder of Madison; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Veva Gerth.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 6th, at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel in Madison, with Father John A. Meyer officiating. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison. The Rosary was prayed Sunday evening at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made towards a Mass in her honor or to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at