Obituaries week of 8-26-10


Alfred Bailey

Alfred “Whistlepig” Bailey, 56, of Patriot, passed away at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday, August 17th, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born in Milan on August 25th, 1953, the son of Mary (Bailey) Freeman of Patriot. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a laborer and truck driver at North Bend Farms in Patriot for over six and one-half years. He loved to fish and hunt.

In addition to his mother Mary, he is survived by his son, Travis (Ashley) Bailey of Gibsonton, Florida; his sister, Delina (Frank) Lester of Sparta, Kentucky; his brother, Jack (Judy) Bailey of Vevay; his grandchildren, TJ, Sunshine and Arianna Bailey; his nieces and nephews, David Freeman, Frank Lester, Jr., Elizabeth Velazquez, Mary, Nora and Richard Lester, Emily Freeman, David Michael Edward Freeman, Casey and Shawn Auxier and Amanda Bailey.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Mike Jones Saturday, August 21st, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Concord Cemetery near Patriot. The family requests donations to Markland Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Misty Bressert

Misty Noelle Bressert, 39, of Moores Hill passed away Saturday, August 21st, 2010.

She was born Sunday, January 3rd, 1971, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Loraine Covington Lukie. She was a 1989 graduate of South Dearborn High School. She attended Versailles Baptist Church and was a Team Mom for South Dearborn B-Ball Crusaders. She lived for her family; they were the joy of her life. She worked in the office of Campbell-Hausfeld Foundry for several years.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel R. Bressert of Moores Hill; her children, Kory Bressert, Makenzie Bressert and Lane Bressert, all at home; her mother, Loraine (husband Michael) Lukie of Aurora; her maternal grandmother, Pauline Covington of Vevay; her brothers, James Karn of Aurora and Joshua Lukie of Lawrenceburg; and her sister, Jodi Goldsberry of Burlington, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, August 26th) at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bressert Children Trust Fund through the funeral home.

Lavada U. Woodruff

Lavada U. (Miller) Woodruff, 74, of Aurora, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Friday, August 20th, 2010, at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg.

She was born December 6th, 1935, in Madison, the daughter of Robert A. and Dorothy M. (Bennett) Miller, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1953 graduate of Patriot High School.

She was united in marriage on April 14th, 1955, in Lawrenceburg, to Leonidas “Bud” Woodruff. Unto this union a daughter and three sons arrived to bless their home.

She operated a newspaper route for The Cincinnati Post for 32 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church in Aurora. She will be remembered for her love of traveling and cooking for her family. She especially enjoyed her grandson Christopher, who was her pride and joy.

Survivors include her husband, Leonidas “Bud” Woodruff of Aurora; her daughter, Brenda Woodruff of Aurora; her son, Kevin Woodruff and wife Maria of Aurora; her grandson, Christopher Woodruff of Aurora; her sister, Nancy L. Jones of Aurora; her cousin, Virginia Hewitt of Lawrenceburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sons, Jamie Craig Woodruff on September 20th, 1974 and Tony Ray Woodruff on March 24th, 1957.

Funeral services were conducted by Brothers Phillip Kessen and Darin Gary Tuesday, August 24th, at Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church in Aurora. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church or Shady Nook Care Center Activities Fund. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral homes website at