Obituaries week of 7-5-12


Wayne Stogsdill

Kindell Wayne Stogsdill, 86, of Quercus Grove, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Friday, June 22nd, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born in Pulaski County, Kentucky, on September 17th, 1925, the son of the late Niel and Alma (Estep) Stogsdill. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class during World War II. He was a heavy mortar crewman and was part of the campaign in the Rhineland and Central Europe. While in service he received a Combat Infantryman Badge; Rifle-Sharpshooter Qualification; EAME Theater Ribbon with Two Bronze Stars; American Theater Ribbon; Good Conduct Ribbon and Victory Medal.

He attended Quercus Grove United Methodist Church and was a life member of the DAV. He worked as a machine operator at Thatcher Glass in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 1977. He had also worked for Aylor & Meyer and was a farmer. He loved talking to people and never met a stranger. He was known as the “Honorary Mayor” of Quercus Grove. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.

On October 22nd, 1949, in Rising Sun, he married Betty Wainscott, who survives. They were married almost 63 years.

Other survivors include his son, Gary (Mary) Stogsdill of Quercus Grove; his grandchildren, Lisa (Douglas) McNeely of Quercus Grove; Gary Wayne (Tracie) Stogsdill of Quercus Grove; and Eric (Mary) Stogsdill of Vevay; his step-grandchildren, Jennifer Coy and Julie Knippenberg; his great-grandchildren, Cody, Christian, Josie, Shelby and Jack; his step-great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kaitlyn; his three sisters, Christine Simson of Columbia, South Carolina, Frances Adkins of Burnside, Kentucky and June (Charles) Randall of Somerset, Kentucky; his brother, Odell (Charlotte) Stogsdill of Shopville, Kentucky; his brother-in-law, Billy (June) Wainscott of Aurora.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Oliver Stogsdill; and his sisters, Ruby Phelps and Geneva Stogsdill.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 26th, by Lou Gordon at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Posey Township Fire Department or Quercus Grove United Methodist Church.

Leo Chase

Miss Leo “Ike” Chase, 88, of Vevay, formerly of Florence, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 1st, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born November 21st, 1923, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Clarence “Doc” and Mary E. (Reed) Chase. She was raised near Quercus Grove and attended school at Barkworks. She resided many years in Florence, moving to Vevay in 1997. She retired in 1986 as a machine operator for the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay, after 23 years of service. She attended the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed volunteering at the Jack Sullivan Senior Center in Vevay, playing softball and bingo, bowling, and going to the boat. She loved to walk and be with her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephew, and many friends. She loved her dog, “Pug,” and her cat, “Sage.”

Survivors include her six sisters, Viola Gregory of Rising Sun, Beulah “Bootie” Thornton and husband Ronald of Vevay, Cora Wilson of Madison, Elizabeth “Liz” Little of Florence, Betty Raisor of Moores Hill and Ruth Romans of Vevay; her brothers, Clarence “Buster” Chase, Jr., and wife Norma of Vevay and Paul Chase and wife Doris of Florence; her sister-in-law, Vivian Chase of Vevay; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephew and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence “Doc” Chase on February 6th, 1976, and Mary E. (Reed) Chase on June 14th, 1990; her sister, Geraldine Peters on May 9th, 1996; and her brother, Donald Lee Chase on October 15th, 2011.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Tuesday, July 3rd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Sullivan Senior Center or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Steven Fitzgerald

Steven Preston Fitzgerald, 49, of Harleyville, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, June 24th, 2012, in Burke County, North Carolina.

He was born January 15th, 1963, in Madison, the son of Russell Preston Fitzgerald and Joyce Ann (Bladen) Thornton. He resided in South Carolina where he was an auto mechanic for the past five years. He was a loving son, father and grandfather.

He was united in marriage on August 10th, 1985, in Warsaw, Kentucky, to Shirley Ann Curlin. They were blessed with three daughters.

Survivors include his three daughters, Misti Dawn Fitzgerald of Harleyville, Mary Ann Browning of Greenfield and Marissa Marie Fitzgerald of Carrollton, Kentucky; his grandson, Patrick Ryan Browning; his mother, Joyce Ann Thornton of Madison; his brother, Thomas Sullivan of Seaside, Oregon; and his sister, Marla Giltner of Madison.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Preston Fitzgerald in 1996.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 10th at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steven P. Fitzgerald Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Daisy Sanders

Daisy L. (May) Sanders, 87, of Madison, formerly of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away at 6 a.m. Monday, July 2nd, 2012, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.

She was born December 3rd, 1924, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late William and Julia (Skidmore) May. She was raised in Carroll County and attended school there. She was a devoted wife, homemaker, farmer and friend. She was a faithful member of English Christian Church until moving to Madison in 2007 and she became a member of Green Road Baptist Church. She had worked early in life for Bud Westrick at the City Meat Market and Kroger’s in Carrollton for several years. She could often be found in her garden with her straw hat on and a hoe in hand. She loved her garden and providing friends and family with her produce. She loved to quilt and make beautiful heirlooms for friends and family.

She was united in marriage on July 12th, 1941, to William H. “Bill” Sanders. This happy union was blessed with nearly 64 years of marriage together until his death on July 9th, 2005.

Survivors include her nephew, Don May and wife Sharon of Madison; her niece, Virgie Perry and husband David of Hanover; her sister, Dorothy Willett of Carrollton; her caregivers and her adopted daughter, John and Linda Davis of Madison; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Jesse, Charlie, Elmer and Jigs May; and her sister, Emma Florence May McDole and four infant siblings.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Richard McDole at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be in Port Royal (Kentucky) Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Road Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at