Obituaries 06/17/2021


Nancy Shelton

  Nancy Lenora Shelton, age 56, of Vevay, Nancy passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 10th, 2021, at her residence.

  Nancy entered this life on October 8th, 1964 in Dearborn County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Donald C. and Patricia Evelyn (Thompson) Shelton. She was raised in Aurora, Indiana where she attended high school.

  Nancy was employed for Kellogg’s in Florence, Kentucky for eight years and later for Sabatasso Foods in Florence, Kentucky for six years.

  She resided in the Vevay community for the past 17 years with her loving companion, Scott.

  Nancy enjoyed watching TV, spending time with her nieces and nephews and gardening, as well as, crafts.

  Nancy will be missed by her loving companion, Scott Parker Pennington of Vevay; by her sisters: Theresa McAdams of Aurora, Indiana, Susan Shelton of Florence, Kentucky, Tina Gutapfel and her husband Dan of Sunman, Indiana and Laura Tice and her husband John of Vevay; by her brothers: Kenneth Shelton of Vevay, Paul W. Shelton and his wife Chris of Alvin, Texas, and Marvin Shelton and his wife Hyong Sun of Fort Hood, Texas; by her numerous nieces and nephews that she loved to spoil; and by her dogs, Ninja and Blue.

  She was preceded in death by her son, Scott Paul Pennington, Jr.; by her father, Donald C. Shelton; by her mother, Patricia Evelyn “Pat” (Thompson) Shelton; by her sisters: Louise Covington, Mary Ann Kuntz and Linda Mae Shelton; by her brothers: Donald Rick Shelton and Tracy Shelton; by her nephew, Robert Ross Richards; and by her great-nephews, Cayden Foster and Luca James Wooten.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, June 15th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Tuesday, June 15th, with Reverend Mike Jones officiating at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Nancy Lenora Shelton Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Deborah McClain

  Deborah Ann (Lockwood) McClain, age 62, of Bennington, passed away at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 10th, 2021, at her residence.

  Deborah entered this life on March 3rd, 1959 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of Oliver and Faye Ann (Dailey) Lockwood. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where she was a 1977 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Deborah moved to Jackson, Ohio where she was united in marriage to Forest McClain on September 18th, 1976. This happy union was blessed with two sons, James and Daniel. Deborah and Forest shared nearly 45 years of marriage together until her death.

  She was employed as a mold press operator for Jackson Corporation-Rubberqueen in Jackson, Ohio for 4 and 1/2 years. She was later employed for Deerland Resort as a secretary in Jackson, Ohio for four years.

  In 1994, Deborah and Forest moved back to the Switzerland County community. She was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a former member of the Hope Rebekah Lodge #851 of Bennington, Indiana.

  Deborah enjoyed writing, crafts, pets and spending time with her grandchildren and friends.

  Deborah is survived by her husband, Forest McClain of Bennington; by her sons: James McClain and his wife Sonja of East Enterprise  and Daniel McClain of Milton, Kentucky; by her father, Oliver Lockwood of Rising Sun; and by her sister, Volena Lynn Wells.

  She was preceded in death by her mother, Faye Ann (Dailey) Lockwood, who died on February 12th, 2000.

  Private visitation and funeral service will be held at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise.

  Memorial contributions may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

  Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Robert Briggs

  Robert A. Briggs, 97, of Versailles passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11th, 2021 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.

  He was born near Vevay on June 23rd, 1923, the son of Maurice and Millecent Clemens Briggs. Bob was a 1941 graduate of Vevay High School.

   He was a Marine Veteran of World War II where he served as an aircraft mechanic, rising to the rank of Sergeant. For service to his country Bob earned the Good Conduct Medal.

  In civilian life Bob attended the Indianapolis Business College and worked at Allisons in Indianapolis. He spent the majority of his working career as a dairy farmer in Switzerland County and also worked as an ABS technician for 42 years.

  Bob had the privilege of making the veteran Honor Flight to Washington, DC and also the honor of being able to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. He also enjoyed being part of the McDonald’s coffee club in Versailles, following IU basketball, the Reds, and working the farm with his sons.

  Bob was a member of the Versailles American Legion.

  He was married to Imogene Willoughby Morton on September 24th, 1993 and she survives.

  Other survivors include his two sons: Denny (Sue) and Greg (Lisa) Briggs, both of Vevay; his daughter, Jennifer Sparks of Indianapolis, Indiana; his three step-daughters: Linda Kelso, Robin Morton, and Debbie (Kevin) Mack, all of Versailles; his step-son Mark (Lisa) Morton of Rising Sun; his five grandchildren, his five great-grandchildren, and his two great great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his brother Ken; and by his sister Shirley Hart.

   Friends are invited to pay their respects to the family during a time of visitation that will be held on Monday, June 21st, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral home in Versailles. Funeral services will be held following the time of visitation at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 21st at the funeral home, with Reverend Mike Cantrell officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Versailles American Legion.

  Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 or the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.