Obituaries 02/04/2021


Leroy ‘Paul’ Green

  Leroy Paul Green, 71, of Rising Sun, passed away on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Paul was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, on November 13th, 1949, the son of the late Lilian Ruth (Howard) and William Henry Green. Paul worked as butcher most of his life for various stores and meat plants including IGA, JC Stores and JTM Meats.

  He was the husband of Cheryl (Fox) Green. They were married on November 21st, 2013.

  Paul loved to fish and had tall fishing stories to tell also. He was a talented musician and was passionate about playing the guitar and writing music.

  Paul loved to watch old Westerns and read books about the old West, he would actually do both at the same time. He had an excellent memory and remembered everyone’s telephone number.

  Paul was always very kind, caring and willing to help others. He never wanted anything in return. Paul was deeply loved and will be missed, but never forgotten.

  Paul is survived by his wife, Cheryl Green, of Rising Sun; by his daughter, Paula  Sanders (David), of Aurora, Indiana; by his three step daughters: Denise Chambers of Rising Sun, Michelle Bishop (John) of Millsboro, Kentucky, and  Rebecca Davis, of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his five grandchildren; his two great grandchildren; by his seven step grandchildren; and his 16 step great grandchildren. Paul is also survived by his sister, Ruth Gillespie (Ernie) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his son Timothy Green; and by his four brothers.

  Memorial services were held on Monday, February 1st at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Jim Jenkins officiating. Visitation was held prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home on Monday, February 1st. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Delores ‘Dee’ Boyer

  Delores Elaine “Dee” (Charnell) Boyer, age 75, of Mt. Sterling, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, January 31st, 2021, at her residence.

  Delores entered this life on February 18th, 1945 in Monterey, California. She was raised in Long Beach, California and was a 1964 graduate of Jordan High School.

  Dee was united in marriage on July 2nd, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Albert Gene Boyer. In 1993, Dee later moved to the Switzerland County community where she resided until her passing. Dee and Albert shared over 48 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 21st, 2015.

  She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dee was a member of the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling.

  She also enjoyed crafts, reading and needlework and will be deeply missed by her loving family. 

 Dee will be lovingly remembered by her daughters: Tina McCray and her husband Michael of Vevay and Carole Easley of California; by her son, Ralph Boyer and his wife Michelle of Florence, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Tony, Sonya, Abby, Jazzmine and Rylee; by her great-grandchildren: Michael, Tony, Gage, TJ, Isaiah, Issac, Isabella, Isabelle, Thomas, Rilynn, Maleah, Olive and Aubree; and by her brother, Homer Willis.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elizabeth Loretta (Schmidt) Charnell; by her husband, Albert Gene Boyer; by her daughter, Debra Lynn Beatty; by her grandson, Floyd Boyer; by her granddaughters, Shanté Morales and Samantha Marie “Sam” Boyer; by her brother, Delbert Willis; and by her sisters: Betty Ann Willis and Debbie Willis.

  Dee’s wishes were no services at this time. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Martha McKee

  Martha Reid McKee, age 85, of Vevay, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 31st, 2021, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Martha entered this life on June 13th, 1935 in Mercer County, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late, Morris C. McKee, Sr. and Lorraine R. (Robinson) McKee. At the age of 11, the family moved to Indiana where she graduated in 1973 from Switzerland County High School.

  In her younger years of life, Martha enjoyed fishing.

  She was united in marriage to Paul Raymond Sloan on December 12th, 1952 in Vevay. This happy union was blessed with three daughters: Paula, Roxanna and Sherry.

  With Paul’s military service career in the Air Force, the family frequently moved and they later resided in Kansas and Alabama for 10 1/2 years.

  Martha was employed as a cashier for Vevay SuperValu, retiring in August 2003 after 32 years of service.

  Martha was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. Martha loved her cat, Charlie and she enjoyed flowers, watching TV and listening to old country music.

  Martha will be deeply missed by her loving daughters: Paula Cloat and her husband Phil of Moorefield, Roxanna “Rocky” McKenzie of Orange City, Florida, and Sherry Houze of Bloomington, Indiana; by her grandsons, Jordan Houze, Kaine McKenzie, and Cole McKenzie and his wife Jennifer; by her great-grandchildren: Alexander Hise, Albanie McKenzie, Aurora McKenzie, Bryce Houze, Matthew Logan Houze, Hayden McKenzie, Kennedy McKenzie and Gavin McKenzie; and by her brother, Morris Cabell McKee, Jr. and his wife Judy of San Antonio, Texas.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Morris C. McKee, Sr., who died on May 7th, 2000 and Lorraine R. (Robinson) McKee, who died on May 5th, 2009; by her grandson, Randy Hise, who died on January 28th, 2004; and by her sister, Exie Stockdale, who died on January 31st, 2004.

  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 6th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. A Celebration of Martha’s Life will then be conducted on Saturday, February 6th, at 1 p.m., by Brother Jeremiah Haynes at the funeral home. Interment will be held in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Due to COVID-19 requirements, masks are required along with social distancing at all services.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Randy Hise Endowment Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Carole Madison

  Carole Elizabeth Madison, 72, of East Enterprise, passed away on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at St. Elizabeth-Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Carole was born in Batesville, Indiana, on January 23rd, 1949, the daughter of Margaret (Kinnett) Banschbach and John  Banschbach of Rising Sun. She was a 1967 graduate of Rising Sun High School.

  She was the wife of Bill Madison. Carole and Bill were married on January 1st, 1977 at the East Enterprise Methodist Church by Arnold Cutter. Carole and Bill were married 44 years until her passing.

  She worked several years for Chevron Asphalt in Ohio and formerly worked at Rieman’s Grocery in East Enterprise.

  Carole was a member of the Bennington United Methodist Church. She had a great affection for rabbits and raised hundreds over the years. Carole enjoyed riding the motorcycle and traveling with her husband Bill. Carole also had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. Carole was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many.

  Carole is survived by her devoted husband, Bill Madison, of East Enterprise; by her parents, John and Margaret Banschbach of Rising Sun; by her five brothers: John Michael Banschbach (Kathleen Felt) of Mankato, Minnesota, Jeff Banschbach of Kentucky, Rick Banschbach (Kim) of Rising Sun, Greg Banschbach (Pam) of Rising Sun, and Fred Banschbach (Jennifer) of Glencoe, Kentucky; by her three sisters: Deborah Jackson of Las Vegas, Nevada, Diane Christian (Steve) of Lebanon, Indiana, and Milissa Wallace (Jim) of Rising Sun. Carole is also survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her stepson, Tim Madison; and by her brother-in-law, Eric Jackson.

  A celebration of Carole’s life will be held at a later date.

  Memorial donations may be to Gideons International or the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.

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

Bennie Adams

  Bennie Junior Adams, age 84, of Canaan, Indiana near Cross Plains, passed away at 12:21 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Hospice Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Bennie entered this life on January 5th, 1937 in Trimble County, Kentucky near Milton. He was the loving son of the late James Daniel Adams and Mary Louise Hammons Adams Leach.

  He was raised in Trimble County and moved to the farm in 1967.

  He married the love of his life, Louise Morris, on May 27th, 1955 in Madison. This happy union of 58 years was blessed with a son, David, and a daughter, Susan.

  He worked 44 years for the U.S. Shoe Corporation at its Vevay, Madison, Osgood, and Crothersville sites before retiring. He enjoyed farming and trap shooting. He started a Harness and Leather Shop and enjoyed the work there and his many customers.

  Bennie will be missed by his loving  son, David Adams and his wife Nancy of Canaan, Indiana; by his loving daughter, Susan Shackleford and her husband Steve of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Steven (Jessie), Lori (Scott), Rhea Jean (Ben), Alesha (Fred), Ray and Chris; by his great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Brook, Amber, Abby, Olivia, and Liam; by his half sisters: Linda Curtis of Ashland City, Tennessee and Sheila Scott and her husband Rick of Madison; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, James Daniel Adams; by his mother, Mary Louise Hammons Adams Leach; by his beloved wife of 58 years, Louise Morris Adams, who died on February 10th, 2014; by his brothers: Billy J. McDole, James Edward Adams and Vernon L. Adams; by his sisters: Dorothy Whitehead and Vickie Adams; and by his great granddaughter, Lacy Cook.

  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 30th, by Pastor Scott Elston at the Calvary Baptist Church in Madison. Interment followed in the Hebron Cemetery in Madison. Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family prior to the beginning of the services at the church.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, which is assisting the family during this difficult time; or at the church.