Obituaries week of 9/20/07


Ernie Konkle

Ernest “Ernie” Konkle, 88, of Vevay, passed away Sunday, September 16th, at his home.
He was born February 22nd, 1919, in Switzerland County, the son of Prent and Lulla Mae (Tilley) Konkle, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Switzerland County.
He was united in marriage to Jessie Malee Roberts on August 24th, 1935. Unto this union two sons and four daughters arrived to bless their home.
He was a lifelong farmer. Early in life he worked construction and helped with the construction of the Markland Dam. He also had been employed by Charlestown Ammunition Plant. He enjoyed hunting and pulling horses.
Survivors include his sons, Jim Konkle and wife Roberta and Butch Konkle and wife Jeanne, all of Vevay; his daughters, Nannie Jones and husband David of Moorefield, Mary Kelly of Hanover, and Brenda Hart Godsey and husband Bob of Moorefield; his sister, Juanita Brindley of Seymour; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jessie Malee (Roberts) Konkle; his daughter, Phyllis Ann Coker; his grandson, Jerry Lee Wainscott; his brother, Frederick Konkle; his sisters, Christine Taft, Jeanette Shadday, Luella Hullet and Pauline Hunt.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Howard Wade Wednesday, September 19th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Angie Hoskins

Angela “Angie” (Hunger) Hoskins, 54, of near Quercus Grove, passed away Thursday, September 13th, at her home.
She was born May 9th, 1953, in Milan, the daughter of Donald Eugene Herman and Edna Pauline “Polly” (Pollard) Hunger. She was raised in Ripley County and was a 1971 graduate of South Ripley High School. After graduation she attended Indiana State University from 1971-1972. She resided in Switzerland County since 1973. She was a storekeeper for Grote Industries in Madison the past 30 years where she was an active officer of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, Local Union #2410.
She was employed in the deli department for Vevay IGA from 1998-1999. She was employed as night manager for Vevay SuperValu in 2004. In early life she was employed at Conn Organ in Madison from 1973-1976. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. She loved to travel with her aunt and friend, Becky Hunger. She enjoyed reading, her Ya Ya parties, but most of all her three daughters and her two grandchildren. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past 17 years.
Survivors include her daughters, Amy Hoskins and companion Chad Pennington of Florence, Renee Rogers and husband Josh of Pleasant, and Laura Hoskins of Hebron, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Claire Lillian Rogers and Briar Clayton Carver Pennington; her parents, Donald and Polly Hunger of Versailles; her sisters, Sue Buchanan of Versailles and Shirley Lemon of Versailles; her brothers, Ronald Hunger of Versailles and James Hunger of Scottsburg; her grandmother, Nell Pollard of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Little McKinley Carver Pennington December 20th, 2004; and her grandparents, Willard Hunger, Roberta Hunger and Forrest Elmer Pollard.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 17th, by Pastor Dennis Zimmerman at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial was in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Olean. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Music Fund or Community Foundation of Switzerland County Angela Hoskins Endowment. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Mary Ann Miller

Mary Ann Nicholas Miller, 76, of Hanover, passed away Wednesday, September 12th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born March 8th, 1931, in Bremen, Indiana, the son of George L. and Esther (Haybeck) Nicholas, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in Bremen and was a graduate of Lakeville High School.
She was united in marriage in September, 1949, to Jack Miller. Unto this union two daughters and one son arrived to bless their home.
She worked for several years for The Madison Courier. She had worked as a secretary to the Hanover College Director of Libraries and Walt Morrill from 1972-1976. She later worked from 1980-1995 with the International Ship Holdings on the Mississippi Queen and the Delta Queen. She had resided back in the Madison community since February, 2004, after residing in the New Orleans area for 20 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in downtown Madison. She enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada on her Honda motorcycle. She enjoyed horseback riding, visiting the Kentucky Derby, watching her grandchildren, knitting, crocheting, reading and playing Scrabble. She was a member of the Audubon Society.
Survivors include her daughters, Becky Miller of Brooksburg and Susan Miller of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; her son, Kenneth Miller and wife Amber of Madison; her sister, Ruth Foley of Nashville, Tennessee; her brother, George Nicholas of Fredericksburg, Virginia; her grandchildren, Jenny Wilson and husband Frank of Dupont, Connie Voris and husband Michael of Vevay, and Cassy Miller of Terre Haute; her great-grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, Brady, Nicholas, Adam, Alexandria and Deanna; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Vietta Roach Wood; and her brother, Paul Nicholas.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 16th, by Brother Logan Fugate at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery near Moorefield. Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Research. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at