Obituaries week of 9-2-10


Amber Turner

Loni Amber Turner, 22, of South Daytona, Florida, formerly of Vevay, passed away Monday, August 30th, 2010, in Port Orange, Florida.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Jerry D. Christman

Jerry D. Christman, 72, of Vevay, passed away at 5 a.m. Friday, August 27th, 2010, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born August 18th, 1938, in Pleasant, the son of Clyde and Mary F. (Jackson) Christman, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Pleasant where he attended school. He helped his parents farm the family farm in Pleasant. He was a member of the old Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Pleasant. He will be remembered for his love of playing cards and socializing with family and friends.

Survivors include his brother, William “Bill” Christman and wife Wanda of Bradenton, Florida; his sisters, Norma Jean Snyder of Vevay and Marjorie “Pete” Ryker of Cross Plains; his sister-in-law, Sue Christman of Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Harold R. “Mose” Christman, Raymond Christman and Ralph Leon Christman.

Graveside services were conducted by Brother Logan Fugate with burial in Pleasant Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Cemetery or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Audrey B. Scudder

Audrey B. Scudder, 73, of Rising Sun, in Switzerland County, passed away at 8:09 a.m. Friday, August 27th, at her home.

She was born in Switzerland County on January 8th, 1937, the daughter of the late Mildred “Millie” Miller and Frank E. Hudson. She attended Vevay High School.

On September 22nd, 1953, she married James W. Scudder, who died in 1980.

She retired from The Waters of Rising Sun and also had worked at the Plastic Moldings Corporation in East Enterprise. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185, Vevay VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary and Patriot Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family. She was recently blessed with a new granddaughter and great-grandson. She loved UK basketball, Bengals football and traveling.

Survivors include her daughters, Bernita Craig and husband Eddy of Quercus Grove, Rena Scudder of Rising Sun, Lavonda Walston and husband Keith of Rising Sun, and Andie Scudder and companion Day Brett of Rising Sun; her son, Robert Scudder and wife Suzanne of Rising Sun; her grandchildren, Jeremy Lyons, Christina (Joey) Deck, Ashley (Chris) Berkley, Tyler, Taylor, Tanner and Brystol Scudder, Whitney and Colton McKay, Lori and Scott Elston and Sarah Walston; her great-grandchildren, Christopher Berkley, Jr., and Wyatt, Brook and Amber Elston; her brother, Randall Miller and wife Frances of Vevay; her aunt, Joy Gregory and husband Buster of Rising Sun; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her companion, Kenneth McClurg; her daughters, Andrea Carol and Lisa Faye; her granddaughter, Andrea Darlene; and her mother, Millie.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Keith Chanley Tuesday, August 31st, at Markland Funereal Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Norma Jean Evans

Norma Jean “Jeanie” Huelson Evans, 68, of Seymour, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, August 26th, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Batesville on December 14th, 1941, the daughter of Norman and Rebecca Belew Huelson. She was a 1960 graduate of Versailles High School and was a member of t he Fellowship of Jackson County Clergy and the Brownstown Ministerial Association. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved teaching her children about the beauty of the world around her. She had also obtained her personal pilot license and was very proud of that accomplishment. Most recently, she was co-pastor with her husband Ron at Seymour Family Worship Center. Her passion to spread the love of God was evident to all she came in contact with. She demonstrated her devotion in many ways; playing flute at church, involvement in community and church organizations, short term mission trips to Africa and Bolivia; but most recently in here everyday life, even to the very end of her battle with cancer.

She was married to Ronald Evans on May 28th, 1960, and he survives.

Other survivors include her daughters, Belinda (John) Lawburgh of Holton, Joanna (Mike) Sawalich of Shelbyville, Kentucky, and Angela (Mark) Sadler of Indianapolis; her son, Eric Evans of Seymour; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Jayne (Wayne) Williams of Scottsburg and Judy (Chris) Hassfurder of Madison; her stepmother, Wanda Huelson of Versailles; her stepbrothers, Jeff (Jennifer) Fields of Hereford, Arizona, Todd (Tricia) Fields of Liberty and Scott (Denise) Fields of New Marion; her step sisters, Jackie (Jerry) Flannery of Batesville, Robin (Bill) Cannarito and Marsha (Bruce) Spivey, all of Napoleon, and Jodee (Bruce) Coy of Versailles; her brother-in-law, Jim (Arlene) Evans of Versailles; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nephews and great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph “Whit” and Mabel Evans.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 30th, at the CI Family Worship Center near Versailles. The services were officiated by Apostle Leon Walters and Pastors Mike Sawalich and Brad Napier. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Olean. Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home of Versailles was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seymour Family Worship Center, Jackson County Pregnancy Care Center or Schenck Medical Center Hospice in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Colten Hansell

Colten Gage Hansell, infant son of Christopher and Kara (Ballard) Hansell of Lawrenceburg, entered and left this world on Monday, August 23rd, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, Cory Hansell of Lawrenceburg; his grandparents, Melvin and Jennifer Ballard of Moores Hill, Mark and Joyce Hansell of Lawrenceburg; his great-grandparents, Glendal and Nancy Stork of Evansville, Garnett Reamer of Aurora and Paul and Sharon Ballard of Florence; his aunt, Anna Ballard of Moores Hill; and his uncle, Cody Hansell of Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Jim Jenkins Saturday, August 28th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Lawrenceburg. Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Tony Ross

Ralph Anthony “Tony” Ross, 78, of Rising Sun, passed away August 30th, 2010, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

He was born November 17th, 1931, in Portsmouth, Ohio, the son of Ralph E. and Mary Alice Walter Ross. A graduate of St. Mary’s High School, he served with the U.S. Navy and attended the University of Cincinnati. He retired from B. W. Roger & Company in 1999. He served on the Rising Sun Port Authority, Rising Sun Economic Development Commission, was deputy mayor of Rising Sun, Rising Sun-Ohio County Zoning Commission, Indiana Tourism Review Board, St. Vincent De Paul, Knights of Columbus, Laughery Valley Fish and Game Club, 4-H archery and hunter’s education instructor and FBC, Florence, Indiana.

Survivors include his wife, Nanci; his daughters, Lucy (Dave) Rolfes of Covington, Kentucky, Caroline Niccum of Rising Sun, Mary Hamm of Florence, Kentucky, Susan Ross and fiance Stephen Mitchell of Lafayette; his stepdaughter, Anne (Brian) Skinner of Orlando, Florida; his sons, Leo (Carol) of Lawrenceburg, John (Donna) of Georgetown, Indiana; stepson, Jake Alexander and companion Jill Gerwe; his grandchildren, Samantha and Katie Niccum; Olivia, Nick and Nathan Roettger; Jake and Whitney Ross of Lawrenceburg; John Matthew Ross, Jr., of Corydon; his brother, Fred (Joann) Ross of Rising Sun; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his children, Catherine and Margaret.

Funeral services were Wednesday, September 1st, at St. Mary’s in Aurora. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul of Aurora and The Waters of Rising Sun. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun was in charge of arrangements.