Obituaries 07/13/2022


Michael Wonder 

  Michael S. Wonder, 75, of Bloomfield, Indiana died on Sunday July 2nd, 2023 at the Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  He was born in Linton, Indiana on May 3rd, 1948, the son of Barton E. and Margaret L. (Axe) Wonder. He was a 1967 graduate of Bloomfield High School and was a proud U.S. Navy veteran.

  He was an airplane enthusiast, which led him to a career as an airplane mechanic holding an A & P license along with an Inspection Authorization (IA) for many years. He operated Greene County Aero.

  Countless hours were spent flying with friends across the country. His proudest achievements in life and career in aviation were the airplanes he worked on or built. Memberships include the Quiet Birdmen and the Experimental Aircraft Association.

  Survivors include his two sons: Sean M. Wonder of Vevay and David R. Wonder of Bloomfield, Indiana; by his granddaughter Rene E. Wonder of Bloomfield, Indiana; by his grandson Owen D. Wonder of Bloomfield, Indiana; by his former wife Charlene (Robinson) Wonder of Vevay; by his brother Jeffry L. Wonder of Greenwood, Indiana; by his sister Darlene Fougerousse of Worthington, Indiana; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents and by his two brothers: Daniel R. Wonder and David B. Wonder.

  Visitation was held on Friday, July 7th at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, 140 East Vincennes Street, Linton, Indiana, 47441.

  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 8th, at the Shawnee Field Airport near Bloomfield with Doug Kimball officiating.

  After his final trip down the runway at Shawnee Field, burial followed with military rites in Grandview Cemetery near Bloomfield, Indiana.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

  Arrangements were under the direction of Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay and Welch & Cornett Funeral Homes.

Sharon Thomas

  Sharon Ann Thomas, age 73, of Choctaw, Oklahoma (previously of Indianapolis, Indiana), passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 2nd, 2023.

  Sharon was born to parents Norma and Leon Leap, and grew up in Vevay, graduating from Switzerland County High School.

  She married Richard Burg after high school and relocated to Indianapolis. They divorced; and she later married George Marshall Thomas, Jr. in 1988. They later moved to Choctaw, Oklahoma.

  Sharon worked for the State of Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for many years, before retiring when relocating to Oklahoma. She later volunteered at Midwest City Animal Welfare.

  Sharon enjoyed bowling, ballroom dancing, playing cards, watching Fox News and spending time with family. She loved playing ‘Uno’ and would get very excited while playing. She had an infectious laugh and a wonderful sense of humor. Her laugh was unmistakable. Sharon also had a passion for animals, having many dogs and cats through the years, several of whom were foster fails. She also enjoyed watching hummingbirds that visited the feeder she had outside her windows.

  She is survived by her husband George Thomas; by her two daughters: Jodie Wedel of Nashville, Tennessee and Traci Russell, of Indianapolis; by her sister Gloria Leap; by her brothers Randy Leap and Eric Leap; by her three grandchildren: Jordan Wedel, Joseph, and Hannah Russell; and by her two great-granddaughters: Dakota and Lorelei Russell.

  Sharon was preceded in death by her parents Norma and Leon Leap; and by her brother Robert Leap.

  Sharon’s Celebration of Life service will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29th, at Westlake Church, 6696 Rockville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46214.

  Cremation services provided by AE Funeral Services, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

  In lieu of sending flowers, please donate in her honor to your local animal shelter or humane society.

Janet Daugherty

  Janet Carol (Mockbee) Daugherty, age 84, of Vevay, passed away unexpectedly at 11:36 a.m. on Wednesday July 5th, 2023, at the Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Janet entered this life on September 10th, 1938 in Aurora, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Marion O. Mockbee and Florence Elizabeth (Ampt) Mockbee Mangold. She was raised in Aurora, Indiana and was a 1956 graduate of Aurora High School.

  Janet met her soulmate and the love of her life in seventh grade, Lloyd Wayne Daugherty and they were united in marriage on June 6th, 1959 in Aurora, Indiana. This happy union of over 64 years was blessed with two sons, Rob and Rick.

  Janet was employed for First National Bank in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for three years. She was formerly employed for LeGrange and Fredbeck Attorney’s Office in Franklin, Indiana for one year. Janet was formerly employed for Almi in Cincinnati, Ohio for two years.

  Janet and Wayne moved to Vevay, Indiana in 1972 and she was employed as a secretary and treasurer for the Switzerland County High School for several years. Janet dedicated 58 years of her life to working and providing for her family.

  Janet was a member and treasurer at Fredonia Baptist Church in Vevay. Janet was a former member of the Eggleston Club and Switzerland Baptist Church, where she was also treasurer. Janet enjoyed playing cards, playing sports in high school, dining out and attending church. Janet loved her family and her church family deeply.

  Janet will be deeply missed by her loving soulmate, Reverend Lloyd Wayne Daugherty of Vevay; by her sons: Rob Daugherty and his wife Kathy of Vevay and Reverend Rick Daugherty of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Natalie Wheeler and her husband Josh, Jenna Kaylor and her husband Jason, Laci Daugherty, and Zack Daugherty; by her great-grandchildren: Addison, Jackson, Bryce and Everly; by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Betty Lou Mericle of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Patricia Ann and Robert Yelton of Orlando, Florida; and by her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her father Marion O. Mockbee; by her mother Florence Elizabeth (Ampt) Mockbee Mangold; by her step-father Delmar Mangold; by her infant sister Wilma Ruth Mockbee; by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Clifford Mericle, Gene Dale “Buck” and Charlotte Daugherty, and James Robert and Clare Jon “Jonnie” Daugherty; by her niece, Jana Mericle; and by her nephews: Jamie and Jason Mericle and Mark Daugherty.

  Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 11th, at Switzerland Baptist Church, 307 Main Cross Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 12th, at Switzerland Baptist Church.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Baptist Church, Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc., or the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Mark Bailey

  Mark A. Bailey, age 59, of Vevay, died at 9:08 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2023, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Mark entered this life on February 13th, 1964 in Carrollton, Kentucky. He was the son of Lynn and LaVerne Courtney Bailey. He graduated from Switzerland County High School in l982.

  He was inducted into the U. S. Army in Cincinnati, Ohio and rose to the rate of specialist Four.  He was honorably discharged on September 30th, 1989 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

  On April 17th, 2016 he was united in marriage to Linda Charlene Copeland Davis in Madison.

  He was employed with Day & Zimmerman Construction and previously worked at Morgan Foods and Certainteed Dry Wall.

  Mark was a member of Mt. Sterling Baptist Church near Vevay and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No.9 of the American Legion. He enjoyed riding his Indian motorcycle, playing video games and being with his family.

  Mark will be missed by his loving wife of seven years, Linda Charlene Copeland Davis Bailey of Vevay; by his sons: Mark Aaron Bailey and his wife Kacey of Switzerland County and Matthew Allen Bailey of Cincinnati, Ohio; by his grandchildren: Mark Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Vella Bailey and Vaniah Bailey; by his mother LaVerne Courtney Bailey of Switzerland County; by his father Lynn Bailey of Henry County, Indiana; by his brothers: Tommy Bailey and his wife Linda of Smithville, Kentucky and Tony Bailey of Madison; by his sister Vicki Bailey James of Vevay; by his step sons: Cliff Davis and his wife Alicia of Madison and Kyle Davis of Madison; by his step grandchildren: Mason, Juliana, Trace, Tatum, Remington, Catalina, and Adrianna; by his brothers-in-law: Dicky Copeland and his wife Bekah of Madison and Gail Copeland and his wife Dianna of Madison; by his sisters-in-law: Gwen Miller and her husband  Tony of Madison, Wanda Copeland of Madison, Jeanette Copeland of Madison and Christian Nacole Copeland of Connersville, Indiana; and by his several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandma, Hazel Marie Bruce Courtney, who died on November 18th, 1999. 

  Visitation for family and friends was held on Tuesday, July 11th, and also prior to the funeral services on Wednesday, July 12th at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, Indiana, 47250.

  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 12th, by Pastor Judy Howard at the funeral centre. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery,1415 North Gate Road, Madison, Indiana, 47250.

  A final salute with military honors will be provided by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Allen Bailey Remembrance Fund.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Richard Adams

  Richard Roy Adams, age 86, of Florence, Indiana,  passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 5th, 2023, at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Florence, Kentucky.

  Richard entered this life on October 8th, 1936 in Carrollton, Kentucky. He was the son of Roy G. and Mabel (Carver) Adams. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1954 graduate of Patriot High School.

  Richard was inducted into the United States Air Force on November 26th, 1964 in Colorado, serving in the Vietnam War as a security police squadron. He earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Force Longevity Service Award with three Oak Leaf Clusters.

  Richard served his country for 22 years and one month and retired as Master Sergeant at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan on September 30th, 1977.

  Richard was united in marriage on December 29th, 1958 to Shirley Mae Bauer in Culbertson, Nebraska. This union of 26 years was blessed with two children: Rick and Katrina.

  Richard graduated in 1987 from Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho with a degree in VA Public Administration. He was employed in administration for a nursing home in Idaho and Merced, California. He was also employed for Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office in Trenton, Nebraska for four years. Richard was later employed for Nebraska State Crime Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska for three years. He was employed as administrator for a nursing home in Elizabethtown, Kentucky for a few years and later for The Water’s of Rising Sun in Rising Sun.

  Richard moved back to the Florence, Indiana community where he had resided since 1995.

  Richard was united in marriage on October 17th, 1998 to Leona Amelia Stutzman at the Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This happy union shared nearly 25 years together until Leona passed away on May 1st, 2023.

  Richard was the former County Veteran’s Service Officer for Switzerland County from 2000-2015.

  Richard and Leona were awarded the 2014 Golden Hoosier Award from LifeTime Resources. He served as a committee member of Lifetime Resources since 2012. He was a member at the Quercus Grove Methodist Church and also served on the board of trustees. Richard also served as past president of the Patriot Alumni. Richard was a member of the Florence Lodge #27 F&AM for over 50 years.

  Leona and Richard enjoyed music and was a member of the Vevay Music Club where they performed country and gospel music at various Switzerland County events. Richard and Leona volunteered for several years in the gift shop at Dearborn County Hospital.

  Richard was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and served as the honor guard chaplain for several years. Richard was very patriotic and was a proud American and loved his country and his community.

  Richard is survived by his son Rick Adams and his wife Shelly of Norfolk, Nebraska; by his step-children: Victoria Meyer and her husband Hugh of Springs, Texas, Paul Frederick James, Jr. and his wife Mayme of Vevay, and Michael Lee James and his wife Cathy of Vevay; by his grandchildren: Zachary (Danielle) Adams, Lacey Adams, Briana (Jon) Watkins and Brooke Binkley; by his great-grandchildren: Declan and Zoey; by his step-grandchildren: Brian, Chris, Natalie, Danny, Paula Jo, Sarah, Blake and Tessa; by his several step great-grandchildren, by his step great-great-grandchildren; by his sister Martha Stephenson and her husband Harry of Elizabethtown, Indiana; by his brother Frank Adams of Georgetown, Ohio; and by his nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his wife Leona Amelia (Stutzman) Adams, who died on May 1st, 2023; by his daughter, Katrina C. “Kathy” Binkley, who died on January 23rd, 2010; by his father Roy G. Adams; by his mother Mabel (Carver) Adams; by his sister Virginia Ann “Ginny” Adams; by his brothers: Robert Emerson “Bob” Adams and Arthur Bettens “Art” Adams; by his step-brother Charles Noble Adams; and by his step-sister Emma Lou Brindley.

  Visitation was held on Sunday, July 9th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Masonic Services were conducted following the time of visitation on Sunday, July 9th, at the funeral home.

  Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 10th, at the funeral home.

  Interment and full military rites was conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, Indiana, 47250.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence Masonic Lodge #27 F&AM, Vevay American Legion Post #185 or Vevay VFW Post #5396. Cards are available at the funeral home.