Obituaries 05/20/2021


Frank Bandy, Jr.

  Frank Ellis Bandy. Jr., age 75, of Patriot, passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021, at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Frank entered this life on March 20th, 1946 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was the loving son of the late Frank Ellis Bandy, Sr. and Lois Mae (Parker) Bandy. He was raised in Anderson, Indiana where he was a 1965 graduate of Madison Heights High School, where he excelled in track and football.

  Frank was inducted into the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged.

  Frank was united in marriage on January 7th, 1978 in Frankton, Indiana to Teresa Jo Morgan. Frank and Teresa shared over 43 years of marriage together until his death.

  Frank was employed for General Motors in Anderson, Indiana, retiring in 1995 after 30 years of service. After retirement, Frank worked in construction for several years.

  In 1995, Frank and Teresa moved to the Patriot community, where he enjoyed restoring old cars, attending car shows, fishing, hunting, four-wheeling and hanging out with his friends. He also helped Larry Pence build a model of the ‘Miss Belterra’ Riverboat that was all handmade in Frank’s workshop on Bryant’s Creek.

  Frank was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59, Street Rod Nationals and National Rifle Association. Frank never met a stranger and loved everyone and everyone loved him. He also loved animals.

  Frank will be missed by his loving wife, Teresa Jo (Morgan) Bandy of Patriot; by his son, Shane Bandy and his companion Paula of Anderson, Indiana; by his grandson, Tyler Bandy of Anderson, Indiana; by his brother, Paul Bandy of Anderson, Indiana; and by his nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Ellis Bandy, Sr. and Lois Mae (Parker) Bandy.

  No Services are being held 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 Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Charles ‘Dickie’ Densler

  Charles I. “Dickie” Densler, 78, of Rising Sun, passed away on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Dickie was born in Verona, Kentucky, on September 15th, 1942, the son of Charles E. Densler and Helen D. “Patty” (Sisson) Densler Hemphill. Unfortunately his father Charles passed when Dickie was a young boy, but luckily his stepfather Mills Hemphill came into their lives.

  Dickie attended Ohio County Schools and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1960. After graduation Dickie proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman 1st Class from 1960 to 1964. After his return from service Dickie began work at Cincinnati Incorporated in Harrison Ohio where was employed as a Production Planner. Dickie worked there for over 41 years from 1964 till his retirement in 2005.

  Dickie married Bonnie (Keith) Densler on August 20th, 1983. They were married over 20 years until her passing on May 29th, 2004.

  Dickie was a member of the Aurora Eagles Lodge, the Forty & Eight and an over 50 year member of the Rising Sun American Legion. Dickie was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the Reds and Bengals, as well as IU and Notre Dame. Dickie also loved to travel and was an avid reader and enjoyed watching westerns. Spending time with his family and hanging out with friends were his favorite things.

  Dickie is survived by his son, Randy Densler (Shellie), of Patriot; by his step daughter, Tonya Koons (Paul), of Patriot; by his grandson, Jake Koons (Holly), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; by his great-grandchildren, Heidi and Kylee; by his brother-in-law, Bobby Jo Keith (Diana), of Rising Sun; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

  Dickie was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; by his father, Charles E. Densler; by his mother Patty Hemphill; and by his stepfather, Mills Hemphill.

  Visitation was held on Sunday, May 16th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 17th at the funeral home with Eldon Fancher officiating. Burial with military honors was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made the Rising Sun American Legion or ‘Homes For Our Troops’. 

Marian Ellis

  Marian Jean (Caldwell) Ellis, 89, of Bear Branch, devoted wife, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and longtime community member, passed away on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021.

  Marian was born in Berea, Kentucky, but lived in Hamilton, Ohio from an early age. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1950, where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, Donald Ellis. They attended Miami University together in Oxford, Ohio, where she studied to be a teacher. They made their home in Hamilton and had four children, Donnie, Gary, Marcy and Cheryl.

  The couple moved to their family farm in Bear Branch, Indiana in 1970, where they were active members of the community for more than 50 years. Marian owned and managed the Bear Branch General Store, served as Pike Township Trustee for several terms, and worked as Activities Director for the Dillsboro/Ross Manor senior care and living facilities for which she was ultimately awarded the honor of Activities Director of the Year for the State of Indiana.

  Throughout her nearly 65 years of marriage to husband, Donald, they shared many adventures, one of which led to a great love for the Southwest and an eventual move to Santa Fe, New Mexico. While living there for several years, Marian became the manager of a Native American art and jewelry shop known as ‘The Blue Gem’, located in the historic La Fonda Hotel. She always reflected fondly on that time in her life, learning and experiencing so much about the different cultures found there. Her friendly personality and ability to engage people, as well as her love of learning and sharing knowledge with others, made her a natural success.

  Donald and Marian returned home and retired to their farm in the fall of 1983. Marian enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the company of her Jack Russell terriers, and the tranquility of the farm. She loved to share her interests in birdwatching (especially hummingbirds), gardening, nature, cooking and sewing, and tried to impart to all a love of reading and the value of education.

  Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; by her sons: Donald, Jr. and Gary; by her parents: Jesse Caldwell and Cecile Durbin; and by her son-in-law, Robert Muñoz.

  She is survived by her daughters: Marcy Ellis Hahn (Roger) and Cheryl Ellis Muñoz; by her grandchildren: Dawn Ellis, Jesse Muñoz (Ashley), Weston Ellis, Robert “Eli” Muñoz, Ethan Ellis, Annie Muñoz, Amanda Gribbons (James), Morgan “Alex” Hahn, and Garrett Hahn; by her great-grandchildren: Tyler Hoskins, Derek Hoskins, Lillian Cline, Alice Muñoz, Bobby Muñoz and Sophie Gribbons; as well as several in-laws, cousins and many close family friends.

  Friends were invited to pay their respects to the family on Wednesday, May 19th, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funeral services were then conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, May 19th, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be on Thursday, May 20th at 11 a.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hamilton, Ohio.

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to David Goodwin Landscaping at (812) 557-6300 for a memorial tree to be planted at Marian’s farm.

William ‘Will’ Jackson

  William T. “Will” Jackson, age 33, of Madison, passed from this life on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, at his residence.

  Will entered this life on September 8th, 1987 in Madison. He was the loving son of Aubrey Shane Jackson and his wife Billie of Vevay, and Roxanna Bibb Hunt and her husband Michael of Madison.

  Friends may call on Tuesday, May 25th, from 4-8 p.m., and on Wednesday, May 26th, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.

  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 26th, at 1 pm, by Brother Bob Hicks at the funeral centre.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion or the Madison Consolidated School Foundation.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

  Other obituary information will be published next week.

David Jones

  David Anthony Jones, age 48, of Vevay, died at 10:52 p.m. on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  David entered this life on August 7th, 1972, in Madison. He was the loving son of the late Harvey S. “Coke” Jones and Susan Marie “Sue” (Evans) Schreiner. He was raised in Madison, and was a 1990 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.

  After graduating High School, David moved to Switzerland County, where he resided until his death.

  David was a bartender at the Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun. David enjoyed radio controlled cars, flying drones and fishing.

  David will be missed by his mother and step-father: Susan Marie “Sue” (Evans) Schreiner and Lutz “Bo” Schreiner of Madison; by his companion: Tracy Boetticher of Vevay; by his sons: Gage Anthony Jones and his fiancé: Zoe Martinez of Greendale, Indiana; Dalton Lockridge of Vevay; and Dyllan Boetticher of Florence, Indiana; by his daughters: Kayla Mae Hayes of Greendale, Indiana and Laynie Lockridge of Vevay; by his step-son: Tristan Arthur of Vevay; and by his grandchildren: Shelby Mae Owings and Xavier John Lockridge.

  He will also be dearly missed by his brother: Scott Franze of Arizona; by his sister: Tamara S. Voris of Madison; by his nephew: Ryan Voris of Madison; by his step-brothers: Jason Schreiner and his wife Alyson of Greensburg, Indiana, Darrick Schreiner and his companion Missy of Aurora, Indiana, and Douglas Edward Jones of Vevay; and by his step-mother, Mary Ann Jones of Vevay.

  He was preceded in death by father, Harvey S. “Coke” Jones; by his step-son, Michael Damian Hite; by his paternal grandparents: Harvey J. and Jacacqueline Caroline (Childers) Jones; and by his maternal grandparents: Henry and Louise (Robinson) Evans. 

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, May 19th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of the visitation on Wednesday, May 19th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery at a later date.

  Memorial contributions may be made to David Anthony Jones Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.  Cards are available at the funeral home.

Hunter Robinson

  Hunter Alan Robinson, age 22, of Madison and Vevay, passed away at 9:59 p.m. on Monday, May 10th, 2021, in Madison, due to an accident.

  Hunter entered this life on February 13th, 1999 in Madison. He was the loving son of Jeremy Alan “Worm” and Hope Lee (Wood) Robinson. He was raised in Vevay, where he attended Switzerland County High School.

  Hunter worked with his brother, Jacob, for Turner’s Heating and Cooling in Milton, Kentucky. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Hunter enjoyed restoring fast cars, racing dirt bikes and four-wheelers as well as, hunting, fishing and camping.

  Most of all he loved his family dearly, and his son Crimson was his pride and joy.

  Hunter will be deeply missed by his loving son, Crimson Lee Robinson of Madison; by his father and step-mother, Jeremy Alan “Worm” and Sarah Robinson of Moorefield; by his mother, Hope Lee (Wood) Robinson of Madison; by his sisters: Whitney Robinson and her fiancé Kevin Liter of East Enterprise and Isabella Robinson of Vevay; by his half-brother, Jacob Gross and his fiancée Amber McFadden of Milton, Kentucky; by his step-brother, Robert Wood of Vevay; by his step-sister, Ashlee Wood of Vevay; by his nephew and nieces: Xander Gross, Adrina Houchen, Kamilla Clark, Paisley Liter and Hadley Liter; by his paternal grandparents: Rosemary Bovard of Vevay and Wayne and Rhonda Robinson of Rising Sun; by his maternal grandparents: Charles K. Wood, Sr. and Judy Wood of Milton, Kentucky; by his paternal great-grandparents: Geneva Robinson of East Enterprise, Harriet Bovard of Vevay, and Betty and Bob Griswold of Bennington; by his numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and by his girlfriend, Journey Callis of Madison.

  He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfathers: Walter Robinson and Carl Stanley “CB” Bovard; and by his maternal great-grandparents: Charles A. Wood, Zana Cheek, Woodrow K. Temple and Juanita Temple.

  Visitation was held on Monday, May 17th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 18th, by Pastor Patrick Lanman, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Hunter Alan Robinson Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Melissa Beckett Stanton

  Melissa A. (Beckett) Stanton, age 49, of Warsaw, Indiana passed away on Monday, May 10th, 2021 at Kosciusko Community Hospital after battling a long-term illness.

  She was born April 17th, 1972 in Corbin, Kentucky, the daughter of Kenneth and Annabelle (Slack) Beckett, who lived in the Switzerland County community for many years.

  On September 3rd, 2016 she married Barry Stanton at 1st United Methodist Church Life Center, Goshen, Indiana.

  Melissa was a member of 1st United Methodist Church and worked as a licensed practical nurse. She enjoyed being a 4-H mother; spending time in the swimming pool; and was an avid zipliner. Her greatest joy in life was being a grandmother to Jackson.

  Melissa will be deeply missed by her husband, Barry Stanton; by her daughters: Karoline Fowler of North Manchester, Indiana and Abbigail Fowler of Jimtown, Indiana; by her grandson, Jackson Burgess; and by her sister, Stacia Patarino of Franklin, Indiana.

  She was preceded in death by her parents: Kenneth and Annabelle (Slack) Beckett.

  Visitation was held on Friday, May 14th, which was followed on Friday, May 14th by a Celebration of Life service at the 1st United Methodist Church Life Center, 1212 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, Indiana, officiated by Pastor Diana Siegel.

  According to Melissa’s wishes, cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen, Indiana.

  Memorial gifts in her honor may be directed to Doctors without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21741-5030.