Obituaries week of 9-1-11

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Jack Ware

Jack Ware, 34, of Patriot, passed away Saturday, August 27th, 2011, in Patriot.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Jean Humphreys

Jean Elizabeth (Hartman) Humphreys, 87, of Moorefield, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday, August 29th, 2011, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born April 16th, 1924, in Moorefield, the daughter of Fay and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Gray) Hartman, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Moorefield and was a 1942 graduate of Vevay High School. She graduated nursing school in 1945, from Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she received her training as a Registered Nurse.

She was united in marriage on December 7th, 1947, in Rheingold, Georgia, to Harold Lloyd Humphreys, who died in 1967.

When she saw someone in need of medical attention, she always stepped up and did whatever was needed to treat or help the patient. She believed so strongly in proper medical care for people, that from 1942-1969, she was employed throughout the United States as a Registered Nurse, helping wherever she was needed in nursing. She retired in 1986, as the head nurse of the OB Department at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, after 17 years of service, where she helped to deliver many babies. She was the Switzerland County Health Nurse from 1987-1994 at the Switzerland County Health Department.

She was the current President of the Switzerland County Health Board, where she had been a board member for over 20 years. She was a member of Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church, Vevay American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary, Switzerland County Democrat Party where she was a past vice chairman and precinct committeeman and was a former member of Vevay Kiwanis Club. She was also a member of the National Wildlife Association, the National Rifle Association and World Wildlife Fund. She will be remembered for her love of her family, especially her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and overseas with family and friends.

Survivors include her sisters-in-law, Louise Hartman of Moorefield and Alice D. Hartman of Madison; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Frank, Rowin, Wayland, William Miles, J.B., Elbert “Sig” and Julian “Nub” Hartman; and her sisters, Helen Grimes, Bernice Dibble and Virginia Hall.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Tammy Moore at 11 a.m. Friday, September 2nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 today (Thursday, September 1st) at the funeral home. American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary services will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church, Moorefield Community Fire Department or the Elbert Lynn Bear Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Everett Bowman

Everett Leroy Bowman, 77, of Vevay, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday, August 26th, 2011, at his home.

He was born June 14th, 1934, in East Enterprise, the son of Ernest Everett and Ruth Anna (Houze) Bowman, who both preceded him in death. He was raised near East Enterprise and had resided in Switzerland County most of his life.

In February, 1952, he was united in marriage to Donna Jewell. Two sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home.

A later marriage on June 25th, 1987, in Carrollton, Kentucky, was to Brilla Rose (Mink) Bowman. She passed away June 27th, 1994.

He was employed for 27 years as a cutter for the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay. He was a former employee of the State of Kentucky in the Transportation Department for several years. He was also a former millwright for the Carpenter’s Union in Louisville, Kentucky for 15 years. He was a member of Florence Church of Christ, Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and Jefferson Post 9 of the Sons of the American Legion. He will be remembered for his love of fishing, golfing and bowling.

Survivors include his son, Denny S. Bowman and wife Mary Lou of Rising Sun; his grandchildren, Lee Ann Bush, Kenny L. Thomas, Christopher Bowman, Amy Jo Heffelfinger and Benjamin Bowman; his great-grandchildren, Emily, Kelsey, Trenton, Hayley, Samuel, Sydney, Luke, Torrie, Lybbi, Rylli, Gwendolyn, Clair, Isaac, Braxton and Braden; his sisters, Doris Washmuth of Valley Station, Kentucky, Wilma Turner of Vevay and Marjorie Wentworth of Madison; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta Ann “Bobbi” Thomas on October 16th, 2002; his son, Richard Bowman in 1983; his grandson, Isaac Bowman in 1983; and his brothers, James Bowman on September 17th, 1982 and Denver Lee Bowman on August 18th, 1995.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Roy Duckworth Wednesday, August 31st, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post 185 Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.hakellandmorrison.com.

Thelma Torrance

Thelma F. (Kelley) Torrance, 89, of Madison, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Sunday, August 28th, 2011, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born September 11th, 1921, in Bethlehem, Indiana, the daughter of the late Raymond and Anna Inez Berry Kelley. She resided in Jefferson County most of her life and was a 1940 graduate of Hanover High School.

She was united in marriage to Charles “Charco” Torrance. They were blessed with three sons.

She worked early in life on the family farm and after graduation worked as a welder in an Indianapolis fencing company. Later during the war she worked at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant and got busy raising her sons. She enjoyed working in daycare at the North Madison Daycare Center from 1989-1994 and 1998-2002. She was a faithful member of North Madison Baptist Church, the Dumb Dumb Card Club, Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, and enjoyed playing cards, softball, bowling and enjoyed all sports. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She took great pride in her home and her appearance and will be missed for her generous and kind spirit. She was awaiting the birth of another great-grandson.

Survivors include her sons, Bill Torrance and wife Tina, Bob Torrance and wife Tabitha and Tim Torrance and wife Daylena, all of Madison; her sister, Patricia Jean Buchanan and husband Bob of Indianapolis; her grandchildren, Kelley Torrance, Sarah Torrance, Joshua Torrance, Matthew Bibbs, Bryre Carel, Lisa Dekeyser, Robert C. Torrance, Ian Torrance, Tyson Torrance, Alex Butters, Chatana McCreary, Maria Lea, Kristin Mann, Alicia Davis, Kayla Bender and Brianna Torrance; her great-grandchildren, Joshua L. J. Brooks, Peyton Obertate, Christian Torrance, Lucas Bibbs, Grant Dekeyser, Anne Marie Dekeyser, William E. Torrance, Damian McCreary, Kaylea Torrance, Kya Torrance, Kyrstin Torrance, Yasmin Mann, Immigine Mann, Cambryin Mann, Mason Davis, Juliana Davis, and Adison Bender; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Charco” Torrance on December 4th, 1973; her sisters, Anna Jo Wells on September 23rd, 2010, Helen Brinson and Lois Holzer; and her brothers, Ivan Kelley and Arley T. Kelley on February 8th, 2011.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Bob Leach Wednesday, August 31st, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Philip Waddle, Sr.

Philip A. Waddle, Sr., 67, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Friday, August 26th, 2011 there.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carol S. (Miller) Waddle; his children, Philip A. Waddle, Jr., and Sandy, Laura and Joseph Waddle; his grandchildren, Brittany, Mattie, Tyler, Philip III, Cheyenne, Haley, Charlotte and Zoey; his siblings, Carroll (Nellie), Clarence (Mildred), Boyd (Edie) Waddell, Terry (Marlene) Waddle, Judy (Ron), Wanda (Homer) Trammell, Jim (Billie) Waddell, the late Clyde Waddell; and brother-in-law, Mary Waddell.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 30th, at Meyer Funeral Home on Bridgetown Road. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. www.bjmeyersons.com.

Randy Gross

Randy William Gross, 55, of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away Friday afternoon, August 26th, 2011, at the Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born August 23rd, 1956, in Milan in Ripley County, the son of the late Alvin William “Tooter” Gross and Nora B. (Riley) Gross of Vevay. He was retired from the Kentucky State Highway Department, having worked as a time keeper and laborer. He was a member of the former Church of Nazarene in Vevay.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Diane Gulley Gross of Carrollton; his mother, Nora B. Riley Gross of Vevay; his sister, Cathy Debaun of Vevay; his beloved dog, Penny; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 31st, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial was in Worthville Cemetery in Worthville, Kentucky. www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Don McFarland

Donald Eugene “Don” McFarland, 76, of Pleasant, passed away at 12:36 p.m. Saturday, August 27th, 2011, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born September 9th, 1934, in Switzerland County, the son of Walter Lee McFarland and Maude Ernestine (Rogers) McFarland, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County and in the State of Washington where he attended school.

He was united in marriage on October 8th, 1983, in Chelsea, Indiana, to Lena Frances Harmon. They had enjoyed over 27 years of marriage together. They resided in the Pleasant community since 1987.

He was employed as a machinist for Clifty Engineering in Madison, retiring in 1999, after 23 years of service. He was formerly employed as a machinist in the states of Washington, California and Oregon. He was also an accomplished musician and guitarist. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle.He was a member of Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Frances (Harmon) McFarland of Pleasant; his son, Robert Thomas McFarland and wife Jean of San Diego, California; his grandchildren, Sara, Steven and Kyle; his stepsons, Dennis Jefferson Bailey and wife Penny of Mulberry, Florida and William Darrell Bailey and wife Connie of Murrayville, Georgia; his stepdaughters, Vickie Kay Bailey of Ruskin, Florida and Carol Sue Brison and husband Donnie of Jeffersonville, Indiana; his step-grandchildren, Jason, William, Anthony, Carrie, Darrell, Kenny, Shelly and Jessica; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Thomas Miller; and his son, Timothy Lee McFarland.

Funeral services were conducted by Brother Hobard Byrd Tuesday, August 30th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Vevay Assembly Church or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Kevin Claghorn

Kevin Robert “Moose” Claghorn, 47, of Madison, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, August 25th, 2011, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was born September 26th, 1963, in Madison, the son of Robert L. and Doris J. “Dee” Winters Claghorn. He resided in Madison all his life and was a 1981 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He attended Indiana University Southeast. He played for the MCHS Cubs varsity football in high school.

He was united in marriage to Terri Waits. A later marriage was to Laura Huffington.

He had been employed with Madison Chemical Company, the Kroger Company, Madison Tool & Die Company and Schwann’s Delivery. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Kentucky Colonels under Governor Brereton Jones. He enjoyed coaching little league football for Madison youth. He had recently been baptized. He enjoyed football, cooking, animals, watching the Dallas Cowboys and UK basketball. He enjoyed his four legged friend, Kujo.

Survivors include his mother, Doris “Dee” Winters Miller of Madison; his father and stepmother, Robert L. and Nanette Claghorn of North Vernon; his brothers, Dennis and Bonnie Long of Madison, Jack Long of Madison and Shawn Miller of Prescott, Arizona; his sisters, Pam and Mike Young of Madison, Terri and Jerry Yancey of Madison and Kara Claghorn of Warner Springs, California; his uncles and aunts, Larry and Annabelle Claghorn of Madison, Jack and Shirley Winters of Greensburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Robert Miller on November 3rd, 2005; his grandparents, Nathan and Bertha Claghorn and Everett and Mildred Winters; his aunt, Edith Steppe; and his uncle, Bernard Claghorn.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Fred Tuttle Monday, August 29th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison Tuesday with a graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Arthur Green

Arthur “Buddy” Green, 86, of Mount Sterling, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, in Madison.

He was born September 6th, 1924, in Switzerland County, the son of Andrew and Sadie M. (Peters) Green, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County where he attended school. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 18th, 1943, in Louisville, Kentucky, rising to the rank of Corporal, serving during World War II and was honorably discharged on October 31st, 1945, at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. For his service, he received the Purple Heart, American Theater Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge, the World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medal.

He was united in marriage on October 8th, 1949, in Vevay, to Olive Frances Baatz. Unto this union a daughter and two sons arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed over 55 years of marriage together until her death on August 11th, 2005.

He was employed for five years as a heavy equipment operator for the Switzerland County Highway Department and he was a gunner for 10 years for the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison. He was employed in construction as an operator engineer for the labor union in Indianapolis and the New York Central Railroad in Beach Grove, Indiana, for 10 years. He had farmed in Mount Sterling since 1969, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was raised in the Plum Creek Baptist Church and later became a trustee of Mount Sterling Baptist Church. He was also a charter and life member of Vevay VFW Post 5396 in Vevay.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy Burton and husband Jim of Moorefield; his sons, Larry Michael Green and wife Frances of Madison and Richard L. Green and wife Donna of Mount Sterling; his grandchildren, Michael Green, Julie Green, Pennie Rabe, Shawn Green and Gary T. Jones; his great-grandchildren, Tony, Chance, Hannah, Zarek, Zakira, Benjamin, Chandler, Blake, Megan, Amber, Ryan, Becky, Katie, Caesen and Nick; his great-great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Owen, Kaylee, Annie, Will and Conner; his sisters, Catherine McManus of Vevay, Alberta Reed of Vevay, Lucille Phillips of Vevay, and Linda Poling of Quercus Grove; his brothers, Çharlie Green of Center Square, Ivan Green of Patriot and Galen Green of Vevay; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Scott and Meredith Scudder; and his brothers, Marvin and Allen Green.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Mike Sawalich Monday, August 29th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Relief Fund at either the Vevay American Legion or Vevay VFW. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskell and morrison.com.