Obituaries 06/25/20


James ‘Jimmy’ Browning

  James Lee “Jimmy” Browning, age 62, of Bennington, passed away at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18th, 2020, at his daughter’s residence in Pleasant.

  He entered this life on February 23rd, 1958 in Switzerland County. He was the son of James Arthur and the late Mary Kathryn (Klontz) Browning. He was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1976 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

  Jimmy was united in marriage to Jennifer “Jeni” Farrar on June 23rd, 1976 in Vevay.

  Jimmy was self-employed as a brick and stone layer in Switzerland County from 1976-2020. He had resided in the Switzerland County community most all of his life. Jimmy loved being a dad, going fishing and dearly loved Switzerland County.

  Jimmy will be missed by his son, Zachary Ryan Browning and his wife Carla of Bennington; by his daughters: Jessica Lee Griffith and her husband Brandon of Vevay, and Amy Browning-Varble of Pleasant; by his grandchildren: Dolan, Aiden, Carson, Adelynn, Wyatt, Declan, Olivia and Rowan; by his father, James Arthur Browning of Bennington; by his brothers: Richard A. Browning of Fairview, William D. Browning of Bennington, and Donald W. Browning of Vevay; by his several nieces and nephews and his several aunts and uncles.

  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Kathryn (Klontz) Browning, who died on June 16th, 1997; and by his infant sister, Teresa Lynn Browning, who died on December 5th, 1961.

  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 Charity of Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Howard Burgess

  Howard Glenn Burgess, 77, passed away at 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 at High Point Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Howard was born in Ohio County, Indian on July 1st, 1942, the son of the late Romana (Baker) and Clyde G. Burgess. He attended school in Moores Hill, Indiana.

  Howard married Joyce Ann (Huffman) Burgess on July 14th, 1962. Howard and Joyce were married 53 years until her passing on September 28th, 2015.

  Howard worked many years at the Aurora Casket Company in Aurora, Indiana. Howard loved being outside and enjoyed hunting rabbit, deer and squirrel. His passion for the outdoors was something he shared with his son and grandson.

  Howard is survived by his son,Tony Burgess and wife Lori of Center Square; by his grandson, Collin Burgess and fiancee Morgan Cady; by his three sisters: Tish Bethke, of Ohio; Carolyn Meyers (Jim), of Carmel, Indiana; and Kathy Hollin (Rich), of Moores Hill, Indiana; by his brother, Buck Burgess (Sandy), of Indianapolis, Indiana; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and many friends.

  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 26th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Public Visitation will be held  from 11 a.m. to the time of the service on Friday, June 26th at the funeral home. Interment will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to ALS Therapy Development Institute. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Kathryn Hoskins

  Kathryn B. (Robertson) Hoskins, age 99, of Vevay, passed away at 5:48 a.m. on Sunday, June 21st, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  She entered this life on May 5th, 1921 in Carrollton, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late William Ernest and Vera (King) Robertson. Kathryn was better known as “Katie B.” She graduated from Carrollton High School in 1940.

  Kathryn married Elisha B. Hoskins on July 16th, 1940 in Carrollton, Kentucky. She and Elisha were members of Bedford United Methodist Church in Bedford, Kentucky. Kathryn and Elisha moved from Bedford, Kentucky in 1955 to a farm on Highway 56 in Vevay.

  Katie B. was a member of the Bennington Order of  Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 and Order of Eastern Star Carroll Chapter No. 442. She did volunteer work first at the Lord’s Cupboard in Vevay and in Rising Sun for many years. She enjoyed quilting and needle work, caring for her grandchildren, gardening and canning her harvest. Katie B. always had room at her dinner table; she spent many years in the kitchen making home cooked meals for neighbors, farm hands and seasonal hunters.

  Kathryn will be lovingly remembered by her daughter: Clarica Mathews and her husband Paul of Cross Plains, Indiana; by her daughter: Marjorie Hoskins of Vevay; by her son: Billy Hoskins and his wife Tammy of Vevay; by her seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

  Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, William Ernst and Vera (King) Robertson; by her husband, Elisha B. Hoskins; by her brother, James King Robertson; and her great-grandchild, little McKinley Carver Pennington.

  Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, June 26th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana,  47043. Funeral services will then be conducted on Friday, June 26th, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones, at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19, all attendees must wear a mask and social distance.

  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Angela Hunger Hoskins Memorial Fund care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Wood

  Robert (Bobby) Wood, 65, of Versailles, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  He was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan, Indiana on March 17th, 1955, the son of A. Everett and Myrle Hankins Wood. He was a 1973 graduate of South Ripley High School.

  He was married to Dotty Lovins on October 5th, 1972, and the two shared 47 years of marriage until his passing.

  Bobby was an active member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship, Indiana. At the age of 13, he professed his faith in Christ and spent his entire life serving. In the church he served as a Deacon, Treasurer, Sunday School teacher, Secretary, Trustee, Song leader, VBS volunteer, and he faithfully sang in the church choir.

  Bobby’s life of serving went beyond the walls of the church; he also served throughout his community. His most recent way to serve the community was as co-owner of the Versailles IGA with his son Daren. He was pleased to play Christian music in the store and used every opportunity given to share the love of Christ. The IGA store was his mission field. He took very seriously the ministry God gave him at the store. Bobby even stated the reason he started the IGA business was to be able to support the ministry of the After School Good News Clubs, a ministry through (CEF) Child Evangelism Fellowship. His passion was to see people come to Christ.

  Bobby used his business skills to successfully start several other businesses, including: Bob’s Dog Supply, R. L. Wood Excavating, and Dotty’s Bulk Food Store. He also spent time in sales and management at Wood Farm & Industrial Supply in Versailles.

  He deeply loved his wife Dotty and his family and spending time with them was very important to him. Anyone who knew him was his friend and would quickly become like family.

  Bobby is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dotty (Lovins) Wood of Versailles; by his two daughters: Bridget (Rob) Back of Versailles and Kelly (Dave) Gutzwiller of Batesville; by his one son: Daren (Lisa May) Wood of Canaan, Indiana; by his brother: Ralph (Faith Ann) Wood of Versailles; by his sister: Carol Berry of Versailles; by his grandchildren: Ethan and Katie Back, Sally and Joe Mortenson, Andy and Zach Gutzwiller, and Robbie and Ashley Wood; and by his great-grandchildren: Anna and Seth Back.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Funeral services for Bobby were held on Tuesday, June 23rd at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship with Reverend Sherman Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Akers Friendship Cemetery. Visitation was on Monday, June 22nd, at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles; and also prior to the time of services on Tuesday at the church.

  In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be given to CEF; Bear Creek Baptist Church; Friendship Fire Department; or Southeastern Baptist Youth Camp in care of the funeral home.