Loni AmberLynn Turner, 22, of South Daytona, Florida, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 10:06 a.m. Monday, August 30th, 2010, in Port Orange, Florida.
She was born August 26th, 1988, in Lawrenceburg, the daughter of Daniel Lee Turner and Cheryl (White) Turner Dixon. She was raised in Vevay and was a 2007 graduate of Switzerland CountyHigh School where she excelled in school and made many lasting friendships. In high school, she participated in softball, basketball, soccer, pep club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was voted “Best Smile” by her Senior Class.
She completed courses in cosmetology and esthetics and graduated in May, 2010, from the International Academy of Cosmetology in Dayton Beach, Florida and had accepted a position in cosmetology at a studio in Daytona Beach. She was employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the Emory L. Bennettt Memorial Veterans Nursing Home in Daytona Beach. She enjoyed working and began work at an early age at the Dairy Queen in Vevay and Markland Shell near Markland. She was a former employee of Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay and Gallatin Health Care in Warsaw, Kentucky.
She enjoyed babysitting and working with kids. This inspired her to seek a position at the Switzerland County YMCA. She was active in Switzerland County 4-H, where she was a member for 10 years. She had resided in Daytona Beach for the past three years where she made many friends. She will be remembered for her love of going to the beach and her beautiful smile that always lit up a room.
Her memberships included the Vevay American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary, Vevay VFW Post 5 396 Ladies Auxiliary and New Life Fellowship Church in Vevay. She packed a lot into her short time here on earth. She saw the good in people and she had the desire to help others, whether they were children or providing care to the elderly. She was a wonderful presence in her community and her spirit and beautiful smile will continue in our hearts and minds.
Survivors include her mother, Cheryl Turner Dixon of Vevay; her father, Danny Turner and companion Mary Stultz of Vevay; her brother, Codey Turner of Vevay; her maternal grandparents, Elmer and Judy White of Vevay; her paternal grandmother, Wilma Turner of Vevay; her maternal great-grandmother, Mary Ellen McClellan of Vevay; her grandparents, Larry and Myra Spoores of Vevay; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Lillian (Greene) White; her paternal grandfather, Alton Turner, Sr.; her great-grandparents, Alonzo and Martha Green and Ruth Bowman; her uncles, Richard “Dickie” White and Steve Turner; her great-aunts, Pauline Yengich, Jean Greene and Emma Lee Greene; her great-uncles, David “Buck” White, Richard “Rick” McKenzie, Lewis Edward McKenzie and Robert T. Greene.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 8th, by Reverends Ronald Sandidge and Pat Lanman at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Vevay American Legion Post 185 Ladies Auxiliary and Vevay VFW Post 5396 Ladies Auxiliary conducted services Tuesday evening, September 7th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or to the David “Buck” White Scholarship Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Delbert “Poppy” Claxton, 70, of Bennington, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, September 2nd, 2010, at his home.
He was born June 19th, 1940, in Wofford, Kentucky, the son of John William “Bill” and Lucinda “Sinda” (Rose) Claxton, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Wofford where he attended school.
He was united in marriage to Carol Sue Potter. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home. They enjoyed over 50 years together.
He was a truck driver for King Trucking for 42 years. He was also a heavy equipment operator, building oil wells in Texas. He also enjoyed providing transportation to the Amish community in Switzerland County. He was a member of Dearborn Baptist Church in Manchester, Indiana. He will be remembered for his love of fishing and could often be found at his favorite fishing hole.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Sue (Potter) Claxton of Bennington; his daughters, Sheena Truesdell and husband Rob of Canaan and Suzie Stockdale and husband Dan of Lexington, Indiana; his grandchildren, Christopher Otter, Greg Truesdell, Mathew Otter, Phillip Truesdell, and Chelsey Peters; his great-grandson, Layne Otter; his nephew, Jeff Potter; his brother, Floyd Claxton of Dayton, Kentucky; several other nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Patrick Otter; his granddaughters, Kelly and Kim Otter; his brothers, Bob, Edgar, Raymond and Elbert Claxton; and his sisters, Maxine Thacker and Delphia Bryant.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Darrell Sparks Saturday, September 4th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Dearborn Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Dorothy Knigga, 94, of Versailles, passed away Friday, September 3rd, 2010, at The Waters of Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
She was born in Friendship on March 30th, 1916, the daughter of Herbert and Lillian Rost Steingruber. She was a homemaker and former resident of Bear Branch in Switzerland County. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bear Branch.
She was married to Raymond Knigga on April 15th, 1944, and he preceded her in death on September 7th, 1993.
Survivors include her daughter, Rosella (Willard) Elliott of Versailles; her granddaughters, Denise (Mark) Roosa of Bradenton, Florida, Cassandra (Darrin) Cutter of Dillsboro, Shannon (Scott) Peetz of Versailles and Mendy (Kris) Cranfill of Versailles; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Reverend Paul Steingruber; her niece, Janice Steingruber; and her grandson, John Ray Elliott.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 7th, by Reverend David Blazier and Pastor Pamela Shiede at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Olean. Memorials may be made to the Activities Fund at Ross Manor or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
Betty Lou (Mathews) Ritchie, 68, of Madison, passed away at 8 a.m. Monday, September 6th, 2010, at her home.
She was born October 26th, 1941, in Jefferson County, the daughter of John Mathews and Opal Poling Mathews Higginbotham, who both preceded her in death. She was raised in the Cross Plains community and was a graduate of Madison High School.
She was united in marriage to James Irvin “Jim” Ritchie on January 25th, 1959. This union was blessed with one daughter and two sons.
She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed genealogy, hummingbirds and flowers. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She had worked early in life as a babysitter and then began working at Madison Consolidated Junior High School for 24 years as cafeteria manager and custodian.
Survivors include her daughter, Dena Potochny and husband Mark of Madison; her sons, James Ritchie and wife Nancy of Fort Wayne and Mike Ritchie and wife Diane of Chicago, Illinois; her brother, Charles Mathews of Orlando, Florida; her grandchildren, Matt, Keli, Alex, Krystina, Tyler, Savannah, Brendan, Steven and Christopher; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; her step sisters and step brothers, Sonja, Priscilla, Linda, Janet, Edwina, Darrell and Rick.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Irvin “Jim” Ritchie on June 29th, 2009; her stepmother, Lorraine Mathews; and her twin granddaughters, Annaleise and Emily.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Doug Lee at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, September 9th) at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time today (Thursday) at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Marjorie Lee Pettit, 89, of Madison, passed away at 3:02 a.m. Monday, September 6th, 2010, at Whispering Pines in Longview, Texas.
She was born October 7th, 1920, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late John and Lillie Bennett Lee. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a a1939 graduate of Patriot High School.
She was united in marriage on May 9th, 1939, in Moorefield, to Roy Pettit. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home.
She was a QMA for the Evansville State Hospital for 17 years and retired in November, 1985. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She resided in Madison for 20 years and moved to Longview in 2006 to be near her family. She was a faithful member of the North Madison Baptist Church, the Patriot High School Alumni, Bennington Rebekah Lodge and Belles of St. Mary’s Extension Homemakers Club.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Karen Pettit of Hallsville, Texas; her granddaughter, Kim Allen and husband Ricky of Longview, Texas; her grandson, U.S. Navy Senior Chief, Kenneth Pettit and wife Dalyn of King George, Virginia; her great-grandchildren, Nicole Pettit, Jamie Allen, Chrisney Pettit and Elizabeth Ritchey; her great-great-grandchildren, Steven and Hannah Ritchey; three nieces; and one nephew.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy Pettit on October 2 9th, 1996; her son, Kenneth Pettit on December 13th, 1988; and her sister, Geraldine Dresselhaus.
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Troy Hedges at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 11th, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Thelma A. Wainscott, 96, of Rising Sun, formerly of Quercus Grove, passed away at 2:47 a.m. Tuesday, September 7th, 2010, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born in Ohio County, on May 15th, 1914, the daughter of the late Edna Pearl (Bliss) and Arthur Lowe. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She worked hard along side her husband to provide for her family. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and also attended the Rising Sun Church of Christ.
On July 30th, 1 932, she married Claude Wainscott, who passed away on January 9th, 1989. They spent almost 57 years together.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty (Wayne) Stogsdill of Quercus Grove; her son, Billy (June) Wainscott of Aurora; her grandson, Gary (Mary) Stogsdill of Quercus Grove; her granddaughter, Kelly (Todd) Warren of Rising Sun; her great-grandchildren, Lisa McNeely (Doug), Gary Wayne Stogsdill (Tracy) of Quercus Grove, Eric Stogsdill (Mary) of Vevay, Mitchell, Mason and Michael Warren of Rising Sun; her step-great-grandchildren, Jennifer Coy and Julie Knippenberg; her great-great-grandchildren, Cody McNeely, Jack, Christian, Josie and Shelby Stogsdill; her step-great-great-grandchildren, Tyler and Caitlin Yeary; and her cousin, Herschel Lowe of Vevay.
She was preceded in death by her pa rents; her husband; her brother, Cleo Lowe; her sisters, Opal Barrrows, Norma Lutherbeck and Hazel Turner; and her grandson, Michael Allen Wainscott.
Funeral services will be conducted by Brother Greg Matthew at 11 a.m. Friday, September 10th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, September 9th) at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ or Posey Fire Department.