Obituaries 07/11/2019


Stephen Vinup

  Stephen Dale Vinup, 65, of Rising Sun, passed away at 4:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Stephen was born in Milan, Indiana, on September 24th, 1953, the son of Betty Rose (Detmer) Vinup and the late Hubert Leroy Vinup. Stephen grew up in the Ohio County community and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1971.

  He formerly worked for the Seagram’s and Schenley distilleries. Stephen also was a truck driver and worked in maintenance. Stephen was a member of the Post #59 Sons of the American Legion and the Aurora Eagles. He was also a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

  Stephen enjoyed gardening, watching westerns and playing golf. He also like NASCAR and was a Cincinnati Reds fan.

  Stephen is survived by his mother, Betty Vinup, of Rising Sun; by his two sisters: Sue Scalf of Rising Sun and Cheri Collins (Barry) of Rising Sun; by his brother, Jerry Vinup, of Rising Sun; by his sons: Anthony Fryman of Florida and Michael Shane Vinup of Minnesota; and by four grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, July 8th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Nathan Pelehowski officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, July 8th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Post #59 Sons of the American Legion or American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Freddie Turner

  Fred Abraham “Freddie” Turner, age 71, of Vevay, passed away at 7:05 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019, at his residence.

  Freddie entered this life on August 15th, 1947, in Patriot. He was the loving son of the late Curtis A. and Mary Margaret (Miller) Turner. He was raised in Patriot, where he attended Patriot High School.

  Freddie was united in marriage on November 21st, 1970 in Patriot, to Edna Ruth Ledbetter, and this happy union was blessed with four children: Jennie, Susie, Johnny and Darrin.

  Freddie was later united in marriage on February 6th, 2003, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Cindy Jo Green. Freddie and Cindy shared over 16 years of marriage until his death.

  He was employed for North Bend Farms in Patriot for over 30 years. Freddie was also employed in maintenance for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, retiring in April of 2018 after 18 years of service.

  Freddie enjoyed fishing, hunting, the Cincinnati Reds, going to the casino, playing euchre and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  Freddie will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Cindy Jo (Green) Turner of Vevay; by his children: Jennie Turner of Rising Sun, Susie Turner of Rising Sun, Johnny Turner of Vevay, and Joshua Mitchell of Fortville, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Heather Turner, Mary Ann Dole and her husband Jason, Meranda Turner, Darrin Wayne Turner, Jr., and Lily McFadden; by his great-grandchildren: Hayden, Nevaeh, Annelise and Elanore; by his brothers: Wayne Turner and his wife Kathy of Patriot, Jerry Turner and his wife Belinda of Patriot, Steve Turner and his wife Sharon of Patriot, and Terry Turner and his wife Karen of Rising Sun; by his sisters: Sue Jones and her husband Mike of Vevay, Lorraine Fugitt and her husband Tim of Patriot, and Juanita Jackson and her husband Joe of Rising Sun; by his several nieces and nephews; and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Galen and Billie Green of Vevay.

  He was preceded in death by his parents: Curtis A. Turner, who died on July 5th, 1985 and Mary Margaret (Miller) Turner, who died on October 28th, 2008; by his son, Darrin Wayne Turner, who died on February 16th, 2011; and by his grandson, Spencer William Turner, who died on November 5th, 2004.

  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 6th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, July 5th, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Response Unit or to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Jerry Perkins

  Jerry Gene Perkins, 45, of  Rising Sun, passed away at 4:50 a.m. on Monday, July 8th, at his residence.

  Jerry was born in Carrollton, Kentucky on May 3rd, 1974, the son of Tamra and Elmer Doke of Rising Sun.

  Jerry was a graduate of South Dearborn High School, Class of 1993. He worked as a supervisor in the paint department for Swiss Caps and later went on to work as a card dealer at Belterra Casino and Grand Victoria Casino.

  In his free time, he enjoyed many outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, and driving his truck in the woods. He was known for his “expertise” on grilling and cracking jokes. His biggest focus and joy in life was his family.

  In addition to his parents, Jerry is survived by his daughter, Emma Perkins of East Enterprise; by his son, Gavin Perkins of East Enterprise; by his brothers: Fred (Aleshia) Perkins of Madison, Chris Doke of Aurora, and David (Martha) Perkins, of Carrollton, Kentucky; by his grandson Noah; and Jerry was looking forward to the arrival of his next grand baby. Jerry is also survived by many nieces and nephews; and by his long time companion, Trina Estes of Eminence, Kentucky.

  Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12th, at 1 p.m. at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun; followed by burial at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 11th, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

  Memorial donations may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses (checks made payable to Markland Funeral Home). Cards are available at the funeral home.

Virginia Miller

  Virginia Florence Miller, 92, of Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at Ridgewood Health Campus, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Virginia was born in Medora, Indiana, on September 23rd, 1926, the daughter of the late Hazel (Garrett) and John Nelson. She worked as an Interior Decorator for White Hall Galleries for many years.

  Being a military wife instilled in Virginia a passion for travel that stayed with her throughout her life. She was also an avid reader and passionate about her faith. She was a member at the Rising Sun Church of Christ and faithfully served in the Free Store ministry and aided in the preparation of communion.

  Virginia is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Michael) Schultz of Aurora, Indiana; by her sons: George (Gail) Reczek of Canon City, Colorado and Daniel (Shirley) Reczek of St. George, Utah; and by her step-daughter Martha (Craig) Stowers of Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Virginia is also survived by eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and by one great great grandchild; and by Mike (Debbie) Jones of Arizona, whom she also loved as a son.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Noel Miller; and by her brother, David O. Nelson.

  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 11th, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, Indiana; followed by burial. Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 10th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ Free Store. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Cynthia Coker

  Cynthia “Cindy” K. (Prosser) Coker, 67, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at the Waters of Rising Sun Nursing Home in Rising Sun, of natural causes.

  She entered life on January 25th, 1952 in Eagan, Minnesota, where she spent her early years spending time in the great outdoors ice fishing, ice skating and driving fast cars through several feet of snow.

  She graduated from Rosemount High School in 1970, and in 1974 she moved to Colorado to study electronics from Red Rocks Community College. She remained in Colorado for 12 years, where she met and married Wesley “Wes” J. Coker on March 19th, 1984. Cindy and Wes enjoyed a year in Belize, spending their days on the water and in the sun. While there, they started a water diving resort. This was a harrowing experience for them both, narrowly getting to safety after 10 rebels invaded.

  They moved to Southern Indiana and shared 21 years of marriage before his death in September 2005.

  She spent the last 20 years of her life enjoying the beautiful Ohio River in the surrounding areas of Dearborn County. She was a master gardener and enjoyed being outdoors, taking any chance she could get to take a ride on a sailboat, and dreaming. She channeled her creativity through crafting, coloring, and jewelery making. Spending time with her daughters and grandchildren always brought Cindy joy.

  She was an avid Christian and enjoyed making people smile. Cindy was such a free spirit a very kind and loving soul who enjoyed doing things on her own terms.

  She will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters: Amethyst “Ame” Sawyer and her husband Wiley, Arial Patel and her husband Nish, and Wesleyann Coker and her companion Zachary Current; by her grandchildren: Paige, Gage, Shaelynn, Amriella, Kiara and Jocelyn; and her two great-grandchildren; by her sisters: Pat Helget and her husband Mark, Brenda Grimsrud and Susan Grimsrud; by her brother Vernon Grimsrud; and many other beloved relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her spouse, Wesley “Wes” J. Coker, who passed away in September of 2005; by her mother, Joan (Prosser) Grimsrud, who passed away in June of 1997; by her father Vernon Grimsrud, who passed away in July of 2018; and by her brother, William Allen, who passed away in June of 2015.

  The celebration of life will be held on Friday July 12th, between 5-7 p.m. at the Ohio County Historical Museum, 212 S Walnut Street in Rising Sun.

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