Obituaries 04/29/2021

1548

Georgia Jewell

  Georgia Frances Cochran Jewell, age 91, of Madison, passed away at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

  Georgia entered this life on March 7th, 1930 in Rush County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late George Albert and Mildred Elizabeth Brown Cochran. She was raised in Vevay and was of the Christian faith.

  She was first married to Thomas W. Robinson, and this marriage was blessed with two sons: Richard and Tommy.

  She later married Scott Cantrell Jewell, Sr., in 1957 and this marriage was blessed with two sons: Scott, Jr. and Jeffrey.

  She moved to Jefferson County and resided there for over 50 years. Georgia retired from the Madison State Hospital in May of 1993 after 20 1/2 years in food service. She had also worked at the old Fiesta Restaurant in downtown Madison earlier in life.

  She was a loving mother and grandma.

  Georgia will be missed by her loving sons: Richard Lee Robinson and his wife Holly of Commiskey, Indiana, Tommy Lynn “T.R.” Robinson and his companion Bev of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Scott Cantrell Jewell, Jr. and his fiancée of Deputy, Indiana; by her daughter-in-law, Tammie Green of Sunman, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Laura, Richard Lee, Kristy, Matt, Cody, Megan, Paul, Josh, Jessica, Kristina, Jennifer, Nicole, Katelin, Michelle, Amy and Sabrina; and by her several great grandchildren and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, George Albert Cochran; by her mother, Mildred Elizabeth Brown Cochran; by her son, Jeffrey Alan Jewell, who died on July 10th, 2020; by her grandchildren: Brandi Dawn Robinson and Melissa Robinson Joseph; by her great grandchild, Heather Dawn Robinson; and by her husband Scott Cantrell Jewell, Sr., who died on December 10th, 1975.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 27th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends were allowed to pay their respects to the family prior to the beginning of the service on Tuesday. April 27th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centers of Madison and Hanover.

Harvey King

  Harvey Leroy King, 73, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at University of Chicago Medical Center.

  Harvey was born in San Diego, California, on April 13th, 1948, the son of Robert and Annabelle (Riggins) King.

  Harvey proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1969. While enlisted, he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Marksman Badge (Rifle M-14), Expert Badge (Rifle M-16), and Combat Infantryman Badge. Harvey successfully completed the Wheel Vehicle Mechanic Course and the Track Vehicle Mechanic Course.

  Harvey was a Purchasing Manager for many years at Areo Metals. He was a member of VFW and Vietnam VVI.  Harvey enjoyed golfing and snowmobiling. He greatly loved time spent with his grandchildren.

  Surviving Harvey is his wife, Judy Pearce; his step-daughter, Angela (Joe Lewinski) Pearce; his children: Mindy King and Corey King; his six grandchildren: Jordan, Robby, Caitey, Colton, Livia, and Tiegan (Tina); his three great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Gavin, and Grayson (Abby); by his brother, Ron (Connie) King; by his sister, Bobbi (Kurt) Marksberry of Vevay; by his stepmother, Joan King of Vevay; by his step-sister, Jonnie (Ron) Phillips of Vevay; by his best friend, Roger (Ruth) Stevens; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Annabelle King; by his brother, Wayne King; and by his step-sister, Linda Bennitt.

  Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte, Indiana.

  A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30th, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. A time of visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home. 

 Due to the recent Governor’s Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask.

 Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Legion Veterans and Children Foundation, P.O. Box 1055, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46206.                                

Mary Catherine McManis

  Mary Catherine (Green) McManis, age 88, of Vevay, passed away at 12:40 a.m. on Friday, April 23rd, 2021, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

  Mary Catherine entered this life on February 26th, 1933. She was the loving daughter of the late Andrew and Sadie M. (Peters) Green. She was raised on Plum Creek, where she attended Plum Creek School.

  Mary Catherine was united in marriage on May 23rd, 1959 in Kentucky to Joseph S. McManis. This happy union was blessed with a son, Joe Eddie.

  Mary Catherine was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed babysitting for several families and working on the family farm. She was a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church. Mary Catherine enjoyed word search puzzles, coloring, gardening and watching Jeopardy as well as, spending quality time with her eleven brothers and sisters.

  Mary Catherine will be missed by her son, Joe Eddie McManis of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; by her grandchildren: Joe McManis of Bloomington, Indiana and Ian McManis of Detroit, Michigan; by her sisters: Alberta Reed of Waldron, Indiana, Linda Poling of near Quercus Grove, and Lucille Phillips and her husband Cherry of Vevay; by her brother, Ivan Green and his wife Dollie of Patriot; by her sister-in-law, Billie Green of Vevay; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Peter Green, who died on December 28th, 1946 and Sadie Mae (Peters) Green, who died on July 21t, 1985; by her husband, Joseph S. McManis, who died on October 30th, 1966; by her sisters: Dorothy Mae Scott, who died on June 1st, 1960 and Meredith Scudder, who died on April 26th, 2010; and by her brothers: Marvin Green, who died on November 27th, 1967, Allen Green, who died on May 15th, 1986, Arthur “Buddy” Green, who died on August 23rd, 2011, Charles Green, who died on October 19th, 2015; and Galen M. Green, who died on November 30th, 2019.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 27th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 27th, following the time of visitation by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Plum Creek Baptist Church or Swiss Villa Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Shirley Schultz

  Shirley Jean Schultz, age 89, of Rising Sun, passed away on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, at her residence.

  Shirley was born in Moores Hill, Indiana on May 2nd, 1931, the daughter of the late Eda Mae (Keith) and Edgar Stanley Cash.

  On February 14th, 1949, she married Ralph Leroy Schultz.

  Shirley worked as a secretary for over 25 years in Orlando, Florida, and later was employed in the wardrobe department of Grand Victoria Casino.

  She was a member of the Bethel Unity Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, the Dillsboro Home-Ec Club, and was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Shirley loved to cook and greatly enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

  Shirley is survived by her sons: Michael (Rebecca) Schultz of Aurora, Indiana, Gary (Debbie) Schultz of Tavares, Florida, and Brett Schultz of Orlando, Florida; by her daughter Barbara Sewell of Orlando, Florida; by her brothers: Llewellyn Cash and Paul Cash; by her six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

  Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Leroy Schultz; by her brothers: Dorance Cash, Arnold Cash, Eugene Cash, Hobart Cash, and Dale Cash; and by her sisters: Elona Peters and Virginia Holoway.

  A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Unity Baptist Church.

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

Roger ‘Rope’ Smith

  Roger Eugene “Rope” Smith, 74, of Rising Sun, passed away on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 at his residence.

  Roger was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 9th, 1947, the son of the late Ruby Christine (Padgett) Smith and Virgil Leon Smith.

  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Gunner’s Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class and earned the National Defense Service Medal.

  He was also a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. Roger worked as a truck driver at Seagrams Distillery for over 30 years. Roger loved animals and to fish and enjoyed making annual trips to Michigan.

  Spending time with family and friends is what he loved most.

  Roger is  survived by his daughter, Nicole Able (Steve) of Greensburg, Indiana; by his two sons: Michael Smith (Karalyn) of Rising Sun and Jeffrey Smith (Debbie) of Milan, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Ashley, Jonathon, Joshua, Brittnay, Michaela, Taylor, Dillan, Tyler, Shane, Shelby, Chris, Marki and Jade; and by his 13 great grandchildren.

  Roger is also survived by his two brothers: Verlee Smith of Orlando, Florida and James Ruben “Buck” Smith, of Hamilton, Ohio; and by his two dogs, ‘Pecker’ and ‘Bullet’.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby (Padgett) Smith and Virgil Leon Smith; by his son, Mark Smith; and by his sister, Ruth Ilene Smith-Harrington.

  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be to Loving Hearts Hospice or Rising Sun American Legion Post 59.

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

Ronald Brunner

  Ronald “Ron” Lee Brunner, age 57, of Center Square, lost his battle to Stage IV military service-related colon cancer at 2:09 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at his residence.

  Ron entered this life on April 26th, 1963 in Dearborn County, Indiana. He was one of eight children born to the parents of Arthur Val and Maxine Agatha (Mattox) Brunner. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana and was a 1983 graduate of South Dearborn High School.

  Ron was inducted into the United States Air Force on March 5th, 1984 in Cincinnati. Ohio. He earned the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 11 Oak Leaf clusters, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 7 Oak Leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Air Force Overseas Ribbon.

  He also earned the Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long, Air Force Longevity Service with 4 Oak Leaf clusters, United States Air Force Non Commissioned Office Academy Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with 2 Oak Leaf clusters, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 Service Star and the Air Force Training Ribbon.

  He was a fuels craftsman for 13 years and 9 months, the missile facility manager for 1 year and 9 months and dormitory manager for 7 years and 11 months. Ron was honorably discharged and retired with the rank of Master Sergeant on September 30th, 2007 at the Hill Air Force Base, Utah after 23 years of service to his country.

   Ron was united in marriage to Lisa Kay Woodruff, and this union was blessed with a son, Ronald and a daughter, Amber.

  He was later united in marriage on August 13th, 2016 in Glencoe, Kentucky to Tammy Rene Zsolczai. This union of nearly five years blended two families together with the addition of a daughter, Jamie and a son, Tyler.

  Ron was a self-employed carpenter for several years.

  Ron was a 10 year member of the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department and the Aurora American Legion Post #231. He was a former Boy Scout in Aurora, Indiana and was a Cub Scout Troop Leader in Great Falls, Montana and Switzerland County. Ron resided in the Center Square community since 2007. Ron enjoyed ATV’s, fishing and hunting as well as, being a volunteer firefighter and serving his community. Ron will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

  Ron will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Tammy Rene (Zsolczai) Brunner of Center Square; by his son, Ronald Lee Brunner II and his wife Pamela of Redlands, California; by his daughter, Amber Quintanilla and her husband Frank of Center Square; by his grandchildren: Thomas, Anthony, Logan, Carter, Ernesto, Monica and Argeo; by his step-children: Jamie Morgan of Louisville, Kentucky and Tyler Morgan and his wife Linda of Glencoe, Kentucky; by his step-grandchildren: Aaron, Dillion, Savannah, Aubrey and Arieanna; by his sisters: Bonny Prudhomme and her husband Jon of Cadiz, Kentucky, Helen Stow and her husband Jerry of Milan, Indiana, and Mary Jo Sloan and her husband Rick of Aurora, Indiana; by his brothers: Kerry Brunner of Aurora, Indiana, Robert Brunner and his wife Marla of Aurora, Indiana, and James Sedler and his wife Martha of Aurora, Indiana; by his sister-in-law, Debbie Brunner of Aurora, Indiana; and by his numerous nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Val Brunner, who died on February 13th, 1980 and Maxine Agatha (Mattox) Brunner, who died on January 31st, 2006; and by his brother, Marc William Brunner, who died on September 30th, 2019.

  Visitation was held on Sunday, April 25th, at the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department, 13091 North State Road 56, Vevay, Indiana. 47043. The firemen of the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department honored the memory of Ron with special services held on Sunday, April 25th, at the firehouse. Full military rites were conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the firehouse.

  Internment will be held at a later date in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Madison.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.