Obituaries 08/12/2021


Phillip ‘Eddie’ Cunningham

   Phillip Edward “Eddie” Cunningham, age 63, of Florence, Indiana, passed away on Friday, August 6th, 2021, at his residence.

  Eddie entered this life on November 10th, 1957 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the son of the late Tommy Cunningham and James and Geneva Faye (Cunningham) O’Connor. He was raised in Switzerland County, and attended the Patriot School System.

  Early in life, Eddie worked for Chet James Farms in Switzerland County for several years. He also was employed for REC Enterprises in Florence, Indiana for several years. Eddie enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, farming, as well as, socializing and driving around town.

  Eddie is survived by his sons: Clayton Carter and his wife Emily of Aurora, Indiana and Nicholas Carter and his wife Edna of Walton, Kentucky; by his daughter, Logan Roberts and her husband Vern of Versailles, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Nicholas “Nicky” Carter, Joseph Carter, Cassidy Carter, Heather Race, Jacob Carter, Emma Carter, Earl Carter, Olivia Carter and Sophia Carter; by his brothers: Robert Eugene Cunningham of Vevay and Joe O’Connor of Patriot; by his sister, Teressa Durbin and her husband Blake of Carrollton, Kentucky; and by his several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his biological father, Tommy Cunningham; by his mother, Geneva Faye (Cunningham) O’Connor; by his father who raised him, James O’Connor; by his brothers: Ronnie Dale Cunningham, Russell H. “Rusty” Morrison, Kevin O’Connor and James Allen “Little Jimmy” O’Connor; and by his sister, Francis Lane O’Connor.

  Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, August 12th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 12th, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Phillip Edward “Eddie” Cunningham Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Laverne Craig

  Laverne Craig, 83, of Rising Sun, passed away at 3:53  a.m. on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Laverne was born in Switzerland County on March 3rd, 1938, the daughter of the late Alberta (Ford) Reed and Henry Reed. She was a graduate of Vevay High School Class of 1956.

  Laverne married Melvin Craig on June 2nd, 1956 in East Enterprise. Laverne and Melvin were married over 63 years until his passing on October 29th, 2019. Laverne and Melvin enjoyed bowling, camping and taking bus trips. Spending time surrounded by her family was her greatest joy. 

  Laverne was employed at the Vevay Shoe Factory and retired in 1999 after over 40 years of service. She also worked at Grand Victoria Casino for a short period.

  Laverne is survived by her son, Jeff Craig (Teresa) of Rising Sun; by her daughters: Tammy Buschle (Jerry) of Rising Sun and Ronda Martin (Marion) of Rising Sun; by her brothers: Ronnie Reed (Amber) of Bennington, Marvin Reed of Mexico, Indiana, and Mark Reed (Patsy) of Vevay; by her sister Pam Reed (Larry) of Castle Rock, Colorado; by her grandchildren: Leah Ash (Joel), Brittany Wyatt, Joshua Craig (Sam), Justin Craig (Suzy), and Zachery Smith; and by her great-grandchildren: Trenton, Wyatt, Kiana, Autumn, Westin, Justin Jr., Henry, and Charlie.

   In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Randy Reed; and her sister, Joy Sokoloski.

  Visitation was held on Friday, August 6th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 7th, at the funeral home.

  Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary Lee Hunt

  Mary L. (Lee) Hunt, age 80, of Versailles, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away on Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, due to injuries she sustained in an automobile accident in Versailles, Indiana.

  Mary entered this life on May 26th, 1941 in Switzerland County. She was the daughter of the late John William Lee, Jr. and Lucille (Littrell) Lee Robinson. She was raised in Switzerland County and the family later moved to Jefferson County, Indiana where she graduated from Madison High School.

  Mary was a former employee for the Reliance Electric Company in Madison for 17 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church in Versailles, Indiana. Mary enjoyed working with stained glass and her flowers. She will be remembered for her great love for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

  Mary will be missed by her daughters: Susan Michele Hunt of Versailles, Indiana, Mary Angela Hunt of Big Sur, California, and Nancy Carol Barr and her companion Jesse Perry of Hanover, Indiana; by her son, Christopher Thomas Hunt and his wife Devona of Kelseyville, California; by her grandchildren: Ryan T. Hunt and his wife Holli of New Castle, Kentucky, Adam J. Barr and his companion Holly Harvey of Camp Verde, Arizona, Jared A. Hewitt of Versailles, Indiana, Jeremy L. Barr and his wife April of Madison, Todd M. Pollard and his wife Karen of Turners Station, Kentucky, Marianne Nieman and her partner Yu Chung Lee of Malden, Massachusetts, and Jessica A. Barr of Madison; by her 18-great-grandchildren; by her sisters: Joy Dean Lee of Orlando, Florida, Joyce A. Buchanan of Versailles, Indiana, Carolyn Speer and her husband Jerry of North Vernon, Indiana, Barbara Ryker and her husband Dennis of Cross Plains, Indiana, Nancy Juengst and her husband Rick of North Vernon, Indiana, Patricia Lee of Bloomington, Indiana, and Denise Stevens and her husband Mark of Cambridge City, Indiana; by her brothers: Joe Lee of Butlerville, Indiana, John Lee III and his wife Margaret of Williamsburg, Virginia, Michael Robinson and his companion Evelyn Sebring of Greenville, Ohio, George “Butch” Robinson and his companion Deidre Wyman of Hardinsburg, Indiana, Michael Lee and his wife Evonda of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Paul Lee of Bloomington, Indiana, Edward Lee and his wife Sigrid of Spokane, Washington, Rick Lee and his wife Lynette of Madison, and John Aaron Lee and his wife Rebecca of Crestwood, Kentucky; by her sister-in-law, Bonnie Robinson of North Vernon, Indiana; and by her numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, John William Lee, Jr. and Lucille (Littrell) Lee Robinson; by her brothers: William Lee, Fred Robinson and James Lee; by her nephew, Brian Speer; and by her great-nephew, Brandon Buchanan.

  A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 21st, from 1-7 p.m., at Mary’s residence, 313 North Main Street, Versailles, Indiana, 47042.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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

Lela Richards

  Lela B. Richards, 78, of Rising Sun, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, August 2nd, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn, Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Lela was born in Vevay  on September 1st, 1942, the daughter of the late Laura (Woodruff) Land and James W. Henderson. She attended school in Rising Sun and was later employed in environmental services at the Dearborn County Hospital.

  On May 23rd, 1959, she was married to John Richards, who preceded her in death on July 11th, 2010.

  Lela previously attended church at the Rising Sun Church of the Nazarene and most recently at the First Baptist Church of Rising Sun.

  Lela had a talent for telling stories and creating a home where everyone felt welcome. Family and friends could often be found at her home sharing a good conversation and a good meal, with Chinese food being her personal favorite. Spending time with her family and her grandchildren and being their “Nana” was her greatest joy. Together they created many special memories, especially while traveling on vacation. She will be dearly missed by all of them.

  Lela is survived by her sons: Rex Allen Richards of Rising Sun and John W. Richards (Maritza) of Noblesville, Indiana; by her daughters: Annette Richards (Eugene Marsh) of Rising Sun and Melissa “Missy” Davis (Odis) of Rising Sun; by her brother Herbert Henderson (Barbara) of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Jessica, John, Ashley, Lela, Krystal, Hannah, Spencer, Hayley, Isabelle, and Alex; by her 12 great-grandchildren; as well as by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Leland “Dubby” Henderson and Larry Henderson; and by her sister, Geneva “Dolly” Mosley.

  Visitation was held on Thursday, August 5th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 6th, at the funeral home; with burial following at the Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or First Baptist Church of Rising Sun.

Kimberly Ross

  Kimberly Perry Ross, 54, of Ashland, Ky. passed away Thursday evening August 5, 2021 at her residence. Kim was born, July 20, 1967 in Ashland, Kentucky to the late Joseph Franklin Perry and Alberta Clark Perry of Flatwoods. Kim was of Christian Faith and was a caretaker of many. She enjoyed taking care of her loved ones and friends always trying to please everyone. 

  Surviving Kim in addition to her mother, are her husband, Scot Ross of Ashland, one son, Brian Scot Ross and his wife Nikita of Ashland, one brother, Joe Perry and his wife Gina of Florence, In. and her precious grandson, Moxen Scot Ross. A memorial visitation for Kim was held Monday, August 9, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. Family and friends may offer condolences at Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Funeral Home in Ashland. 

Janet Turner

  Janet M. (Niccum) Turner, age 71, of Vevay, passed away at 9:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Janet was born on October 18th, 1949 in Scott County, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late James Franklin “Frank” and Ella Margarette (Rutherford) Niccum; and was a graduate of the Aurora High School.

  Janet was united in marriage on October 28th, 1967 in Friendship, Indiana to Michael Peary Turner. This union was blessed with a son, Michael Scott Turner.

  In 1969, she was employed as a student x-ray technician for eight months and as an out-patient clinic receptionist for Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana until August of 1971. She was later employed from 1973-1982 for Aurora Casket Company as a sales office clerk. Janet was employed for Madison Area Educational Special Services from 1985-1986. She was also a former executive secretary for the Hanover College Administration Building from 1986-1991. In 1991, Janet was employed as a secretary and licensed real estate agent for Hoosier Hills Realty in Madison, Indiana until 1995. She was later employed for the Town of Hanover Municipal Building as a part-time secretary from 1993-2005.

   Janet became a licensed practical nurse on May 14th, 2005 from the National Park Community College in Hot Springs, Arkansas. From 1995-1997, she was employed as a real estate agent for Riverscape Reality in Vevay. Janet was later employed from 1997-1998 as a legal assistant for Singer Asset Finance Company in Boca Raton, Florida. She was later employed as a part-time administrative assistant for ASWS Panama City Airport from 1999-2000 and as a salesperson for ERA Neubaurer Real Estate in Panama City, Florida from 2000-2001. She was also employed from 1998-2000 for Johnson, Harris, Gerde & Jelks as a legal assistant in Panama City, Florida and as an office manager for Prudential Premiere Properties in Ridgeland, Mississippi in 2002. She was later employed from 2003-2006 for Garland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center as a licensed certified nurse assistant in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

  Janet received her real estate license from the states of Arkansas and Indiana. In 2005, she was employed as a supervisor and licensed practical nurse for Maxim Staffing Solutions from 2005-2006 and as a licensed practical nurse for Internal Medicine Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada. From 2006-2007, Janet was employed as a licensed practical nurse for Golden Living Senior Center in Hot Springs, Malvern Nursing Home in Malvern, Maxim Staffing Solutions in Little Rock and for Arkansas and Healthpark Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas. From 2007-2010 and 2012-2014, she was employed as a licensed practical nurse for St. Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital in Sherwood, Arkansas. She was later employed as a licensed practical nurse for Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center from 2011-2012.

  Janet enjoyed traveling, working and loved her dogs.

  Janet is survived by her husband, Michael Peary Turner of Vevay; by her son, Michael Scott Turner of Beebe, Arkansas; by her two grandchildren, Nate and Emma; and by her several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Marie Turner, who died on March 17th, 1994; by her father, James Franklin “Frank” Niccum, who died on June 20th, 1989; by her mother, Ella Margarette (Rutherford) Niccum, who died on May 22nd, 1995; by her sister, Mary E. Curlin, who died on July 2nd, 1989; and by her nephews: Steven Dale Curlin, who died on May 25th, 1991 and Darrell Alan Young, who died on February 10th, 1994.

  Visitation was held on Sunday, August 8th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Sunday, August 8th, with Reverend Wayne Daugherty officiating, at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

David Greive

  David  Fredrick Greive, 86, passed away on Monday, August 2nd, 2021.

  David was born on the family farm along Laughery Creek in French, Indiana (better known as Buffalo then) on April 1st, 1935. He was the son of the late Margaret  (Spencer) Greive and Victor Greive, Sr. Dave grew up on Laughery Creek and was a 1954 graduate of Aurora High School.

  Dave was a former owner and operator of Ohio Valley Beverage in Aurora, Indiana; but being a rancher was his true passion. He loved tending to his cattle and doing the work that came along with it.

  He was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Aurora, Indiana.

  Dave was an outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening, coon hunting and trapping. He and his brothers used to take fishing trips to Canada as well. Dave was also a talented artist and even won a competition in school. Dave was a hard worker but he liked to have fun. He loved to travel and also meeting up with his friends in the liars club for breakfast. Dave loved to dance and be with his beloved family, he got to do both just a couple of days before his passing.

  David is survived by his three daughters: Debbie Seaver (Ron) of Aurora, Indiana; Pam Jackson (Rick) of Connersville, Indiana, and Bonnie Protzman of Annapolis, Maryland; by his son, Mike Greive (Norma) of Aurora, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Rick Seaver, Tricia Jackson (Nerrick), Tawnya Haire (Roger), Dustin Seaver, Travis LaBazzo (Allie), Tristan Michael LaBazzo, Trey LaBazzo (Linsey), Trenton Schwegmann (Angela), David Christopher Messerschmidt, Cassie Sinha (Akshay), Brian Rice, Thorton Ferreira, Grace Ferreira, Caitlyn Protzman and Amanda Protzman; by his great-grandchildren: Rylie, Lauren, Jack, Nate, Aiden, Addyson, Kayleigh, Chelsie, Colton, Tristin, Kyra, Vander, Aubree, Alesia, Ava, Ella, Jonathan, Logan, Luca and Jai.

  David is also survived by his two sisters: Phyllis Nead of Ormond Beach, Florida and Peggy Klepper (Steve) of Holland, Ohio; by his two brothers: Victor Greive, Jr. (Joan) of Aurora, Indiana and Donald Greive (Shirley) of Aurora, Indiana; by his sisters-in-law: Jackie Greive of Aurora, Indiana and Rosemary Greive of Burlington, Kentucky; by his special friend and companion, Colleen Brass of Cleves, Ohio; and by his many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

  David was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers: Kenneth and Jimmy Greive; and by an infant sister, Bonnie Greive.

  Funeral services were held on Monday, August 9th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Pastor Ronald Stephens officiating. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana.

  Memorial donations may be made to Aurora Emergency Rescue, Aurora Fire Department, Ohio County EMS or Rising Sun Fire Department.