Obituaries 01/12/2023


Linda Brunner

  Linda Sue Brunner, 68, of Rising Sun, passed away on Sunday, December 25th, 2022 at her residence.

  Linda was born on March 21st, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Vence Vaughn and Ida Marie (Branam) Vaughn. Linda attended school at Oak Hills.

  On September 11th, 1971, she was married to Jerome “Jerry” Brunner, who preceded her in death on December 30th, 2005. They were married over 34 years until his passing.

  Linda is survived by her son, Jeremy Brunner (Mandy) of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her daughter Bridgette Ball (Justin) of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her sister, Diana Heller of Rising Sun; and by her six grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Eric Brunner.

  Final interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

  Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Emily Mae Lustig

  Emily Mae Lustig, 16, entered Heaven’s Gates on December 29th, 2022, at her residence in the presence of her beloved family.

  Emily was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 25th, 2006, and was raised in Indiana.

  Emily Mae was a beloved daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter and friend. “She had the most contagious belly laugh that could light up your soul.” “She could spend hours staring at the toys that had light, now she has been blessed to see the purest light of all.” “If you were lucky enough to be present when she gazed into your face, the pure joy radiating from her would blind you.” She enjoyed car rides, swimming, music, and playing with her siblings. Her all-time favorite was sitting on her daddy’s lap enjoying the time spent with him.

  Despite her lifelong illness and countless days in the hospital she always had an attitude we all should acquire and this was pure joy. When you think of Emily celebrate the wonderful memories you have. She would want you to remember life is short and tomorrow is never promised.

  I ached and yearned for that imaginary place, one which I could run and play with a body that was able. Now I sit with God, with natures beauty and astounding light which to those who knew me knew I loved lots of light; I can finally do all those things that I couldn’t in my little body. My little feet ran to Jesus and as soon as I got to heaven I danced and sang as loud as my voice could sing. I sang the song to everyone here in heaven “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5. They totally loved it. To everyone back here on earth life was good to me but now that I am here there isn’t any place I would rather be. Learn to forgive and love others just the way I did. I love you all so much. I will be waiting here in heaven for all of you. I will see you soon.


Emily Mae

  Emily is survived by her parents: Mark Dodson, Angela Burruss, and Stephen and Janelle Lustig; by her siblings: Mya, Logan, Matthew, Gabe, Katie, Marissa, David, Patrishia, Kayla, Nick, Lanaya, William, Andrea, Allie and Kyleigh; by her maternal grandparents Lynn Noe and Wayne Burruss; by her paternal grandparents Jack Dodson and Yvette Fisher; by her great grandfather Albert Anderson; and in addition to her great grandparents and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  Emily was preceded in death by sister Brooklyn and by her grandparents: Joseph Gosciniak, Colletta Lustig, Herbert Lustig, and Chris James.

  “Blessed more than any will ever know. See ya soon. Love you all.”

  Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Keith Vest

  Keith Wayne “Buttons” Vest, 64, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, December 31st, 2022.

  Keith was born on August 24th, 1958 in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Charles William Vest and Velma Marie (White) Vest. Keith attended school in Rising Sun.

  Keith was self-employed and held various jobs over the years such as automotive recycling and cab driving. He was known for being a skilled poker player and enjoyed collecting toys and flipping storage units.

  Keith is survived by his son Robert Vest of Aurora, Indiana; by his daughters: Jennifer Marcum of Aurora, Indiana, Sherry Castro (Micah) of Florida, and Ruth Hake (David) of Aurora, Indiana; by his brothers Kenny Vest (Georgiana) of North Vernon, Indiana, Bill Vest of Batesville, Indiana, and John Vest (Kelli) of Rising Sun;  by his sisters: Glenda Hill (Raymond) of Aurora, Indiana and Barbara Jones (Billy) of Pleasant Plain, Ohio, and Rachel Bills (Steve) of Moores Hill, Indiana; by his 13 grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

  Keith was preceded in death by his parents: Charles William Vest and Velma Marie (White) Vest; by his grandparents: Edna Flora (Consley) Vest-Jenkins, Charles Lee Vest, Gertrude (Ellis) White and John H. White Sr; by his sister Beverly Lewis; by his sister-in-law Kim Vest; by his nephews Justin Vest and Jaime Adcock; and by his grandchildren Stacey Lane and Tracey Lane.

  A public visitation will be held on Friday, January 6th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6th at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to assist with expenses. 

Troy Willis, Sr.

  Troy Allen Willis, Sr., age 59, passed away on Sunday, November 27th, 2022.

  Troy was born on July 30th, 1963, and graduated from Switzerland County High School.

  He worked for Casey Bertram Demolition. He enjoyed hunting and working on his property.

  Troy is survived by his wife, Pamela; by his children: Maggie, Troy, Jr., Autumn and Cheyanne; by his grandchildren: Paige, Troy III, Allie, Malachi, and Seth.

  No services are planned at this time.

  Spring Grove Funeral Home 8633 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45214, is assisting the family during this difficult time..