Obituaries 09/30/2021

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Shirley White

  Shirley Jean (Scott) White, age 79, of Vevay, passed away unexpectedly at 6:56 p.m. on Sunday, September 26th, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Shirley entered this life on January 27th, 1942 in Switzerland County. She was the loving daughter of the late Raymond Everett and Blanch (Reed) Scott. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she was a 1960 graduate of Vevay High School.

  Shirley was united in marriage on April 22nd, 1965 in Vevay, to William E. “Bud” White. Shirley and Bud shared over 37 years of marriage together until he passed away on September 23rd, 2002.

  Shirley was employed as a finisher for Nine West (U.S. Shoe Factory) in Vevay, retiring in 1999 after 41 years of service. She was later employed in housekeeping for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence for 15 years.

  Shirley was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and flowers.

  Shirley will be missed by her daughter, Tina Henry and her husband Dean of Vevay; by her sons: Danny Hehe and his wife Ruth Ann of Thorn Hill, Tennessee, Darrin White and his companion Debbie Wilhoite of Vevay, and Randy White and his wife Michelle of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Josh Henry, Jessica Caraker, Natalie Hummel, Emily Schroeder, Quintin Hehe, Samuel White, Jackson White and Holly Kendall; by her great-grandchildren: Katie Metsker, Maggie Henry, Carly Skirvin, Riley Henry, Amelia Schroeder and Hensley Hehe; and by her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Everett and Blanch (Reed) Scott; by her husband, William E. “Bill” White; by her sister, Evelyn B. McAlister; by her brothers: Harland and James Scott; and by her infant brother, Vernon Scott.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 29th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Wednesday, September 29th, by Dean Henry, at the funeral home.

  Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Larry Walcott

  Larry Carl Walcott, 69, of Vevay, passed away at 6:09 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at the Cincinnati VA Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Larry was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on December 12th, 1951, the son of the late Helen Rose (Griffin) and Lawrence Walcott. Larry attended school in Switzerland County.

  Larry proudly served his country in the United States Army.

  On February 12th, 1971, he was married to Diana Schroeder. They were married for over 50 years until his passing.

  He was employed as a construction worker for DuPont. Larry was a member of the Vevay American Legion and V.F.W. He enjoyed collecting antiques, painting, whittling and constructing wooden trinkets and was known for the way he cared for other people, by gifting his artistic creations to friends and family and by often providing shelter and food for those in need. He will be dearly missed.

  Larry is survived by his wife Diana Walcott of Vevay; by his daughters: Veronica (Timothy) Young of Myakka City, Florida, Sherri (Brian) Yonker of Myakka City, Florida, Rebecca Walcott of Trion, Georgia, Tabatha (Sambo) Waller of Dayton, Tennessee, Michelle Rye of Vevay, and Katie Rye of Vevay; by his brother Ronald (Patricia) Walcott of Gatlinburg, Tennessee; by his sisters: Eliza (Wayne) Dooley of Gloverville, South Carolina and Idabelle “Tiny” (Bo) Neeley of Akin, South Carolina; by his grandchildren: Dalton, Dylan, Danyl, Brandon, Shelby, Joshua, Steven, Rebecca, Alex, Memory, Christina, Megan, Samantha, Elisha, Isabella, and Abigail; and by his great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Eli, Nicholas, and Octavia.

  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Charles Anthony Walcott; by his brother-in-law Lewis Schroeder; and by his sister Lula Schroeder.

  A public graveside service was held on Tuesday, September 28th, at the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

  Markland Funeral of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Jerry Vinup

  Jerry Wayne Vinup, 69, of Rising Sun, passed away at 6:18 p.m. on Saturday, September 18th, at Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, Clermont, Florida.

  Jerry was born in Rising Sun on July 22nd, 1952, the son of Betty Rose (Detmer) Vinup and the late Hubert Vinup. Jerry was a graduate of  Rising Sun High School Class of 1970.

  Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

  Following his military service, he was employed by CSX Railroad. Jerry was a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59, Sons of the American Legion, 40 & 8, Legion Riders, V.F.W, Moose, and Eagles. He enjoyed golfing, riding his motorcycle, hunting for shark teeth, helping with odd jobs, and watching his grandchildren’s sport events.

  Jerry is survived by his mother, Betty Rose Vinup of Rising Sun; by his daughters: Elizabeth “Beth” Vinup of Greendale, Indiana, Heidi (Josh) Harrell of Patriot, and Daena (Joseph) Sprafka of Guilford, Indiana; by his sisters: Marilyn “Sue” Scalf (Tim Bovard) of Rising Sun and Cheri (Barry) Collins of Rising Sun; by his grandchildren: Kaleb, Brooke, Jaden, Brayden, Joseph, Nathaniel, James, and Jackson; by his nieces and nephews: Michele (Michael) Weissman, Nick (Kim) Scalf, Jodie (Rodney) White, Chris (Ann) Collins, David Vinup, Dennis (Angel) Vinup, Danny (Rhonda) Vinup, James (Sara) Vinup, Tony Vinup, and Shane Vinup; as well as many great nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

  In addition to his father, Jerry was preceded in death by brothers Stephen Dale Vinup and Danny Vinup; by his brother-in-law Max “Ed” Scalf; and by his grandson Kaden Harrell.

  Service details are currently pending. Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun is assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59.

Deborah Bovard

  Deborah Bovard, age 70, of Rising Sun, passed away on Wednesday, September 24th at St. Elizabeth-Dearborn County Hospital surrounded by her family.

  Debbie was the only daughter of Donald and Helen (Brown) Works. She grew up in Rising Sun, where she met and married Stephen Bovard on June 5th, 1976. They were happily married for 45 years up until her death.

  Debbie loved quilting and spending time with friends and family, especially her five grandchildren. 

 Early on, Debbie worked as a hairdresser and helped at her father’s company, Brown Tool. She completed her teaching degree and worked at St. Mary’s School for a short time before being hired at Milan Elementary School, where she taught for nearly 20 years. She had a genuine love of her students and teaching. She was wonderful at her job and even had several past students tell her they went into the profession because of her. She was well liked and respected by her colleagues and spent years working as the union representative.

  After her retirement, she devoted her time to caring for her aging parents and spending time with family. She will be missed and forever loved.

  Debbie is survived by her husband, Stephen Bovard; by her son Donald Bovard (Jenny) and by her daughter Terri Sarver (Derik) of Rising Sun; by her five grandchildren: Olivia Bovard of Aurora, Indiana, and Nya Bovard, Megan Bovard, Jacob Bovard, and Andrew Sarver all of Rising Sun; and numerous cousins and in-laws.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Helen Works.

  Family and friends were received on Wednesday, September 29th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun.

  Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 30th at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Rising Sun Cemetery.

Juanita ‘Dutchie’ Scholl

  Juanita Fay ‘Dutchie’ Furnish Scholl, age 93, of Madison, died at 1:22 p.m. on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, at the Bedford Springs in Bedford, Kentucky.

  ‘Dutchie’ entered this life on October 6th, 1927 in Switzerland County. She was the daughter of the late Charles Russell and Alma Faye Wakefield Furnish. Her mother died when she was almost 10 years old and her father married Essie Leola Jacobs Furnish and her step-mother finished raising her.

  She attended school in Vevay and was baptized at the Fredonia Baptist Church.

  Juanita was united in marriage to John Robert Scholl, Sr., and they made their home in Jefferson County. They were blessed with daughters Donna and Sherry and sons John Robert, Jr., Michael Lawrence, and Patrick. She was a devoted wife, loving mom, grandma, great grandma and sister.

  She retired as an attendant from the Madison State Hospital after 43 and a half years of service. Juanita held membership in the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5396 Auxiliary, the Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 Auxiliary, and the former Madison Eagles Club. She enjoyed her family, Bunco, playing cards, going to the casino’s, traveling, dancing, and socializing with friends.

  Juanita will be missed by her loving daughter, Sherry Young and her husband Frank of Bedford, Kentucky; by her loving son Patrick Scholl and his wife Janene of Madison; by her sisters: Karen Taylor and her husband Jack of Madison, Mary Jane “Janey” Peelman of Vevay, and Patricia Morgan and her husband Terry of Milton, Kentucky; by her brother, Carroll Edward Furnish of Vienna, Italy; by her grandchildren: Lisa Asher (Rowland), Darren Scholl, Tracy Whitham, Jennifer Young (Michael), Amie Scholl, Chandra Cyrus (Scott), Lori Sachleben (Brian), Claudia Foley, Kelly Craddock (Michael), Tisha Scholl, Megan Scholl, Michael Young, Matthew Scholl, Tyler Bennett, Lynette Heiderman (Rob), Brandi Scholl (Nick), Amber Howard (Jeremy), and Ryan Scholl (Ashley); by her 40 great-grandchildren; by her 15 great great-grandchildren; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Russell Furnish, who died on August 5th, 1966; by her mother, Alma Faye Wakefield Furnish, who died on February 17th, 1937; by her step mother, Essie Leola “Dode” Jacobs Furnish, who died on September 27th, 2002; by her beloved husband, John Robert Scholl, Sr., who died on October 4th, 1983; by her daughter Donna Miller, who died on August 8th, 2017; by her sons: John Robert Scholl, Jr., who died on April 3rd, 2012 and Michael Lawrence Scholl, who died on October 11th, 2019; by her grandson, John Robert “John Boy” Scholl, III, who died on March 5th, 2002; by her great granddaughter and great grandson: Lindsey Kathleen Sachleben, who died on February 6th, 2017 and Derrick Robert “D.T.” Turner, who died on February 3rd, 2009; by her brothers: Charles Silas Furnish, who died on June 7th, 1938, her unnamed infant brother, who died on January 18th, 1940, Loren “Nick” Dale Furnish, who died on April 14th, 1986, Wendell “Bill” Paul Furnish, who died on January 27th, 2011, and Charles Wayne “C.W.” Furnish, who died on November 15th, 2016; by her sisters: Myra Gail Furnish, who died on March 2nd, 1952 and Lovena Mae Furnish Jacobs, who died on June 8th, 2009.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 2nd, at 2 p.m., by Brother Charles Butcher at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre,325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Kent Cemetery in Kent, Indiana.

  Friends may call on the family on Friday, October 1st from 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday, October 2nd from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent Cemetery. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Hanover and Madison.

Ronald Fox

  Ronald Lee Fox, 86, former area resident and pastor, passed away on September 15, 2021 in Pensacola, Florida.

  Ronald was born on November 16th, 1934, in Aurora, Indiana, the son of Lillian Metzler. At a young age, he was adopted by his step-father, Downey Fox. Ronald grew up in the Aurora/Lawrenceburg area. He graduated from Junior High School at Central Elementary. Then, in 1954, he graduated from Lawrenceburg Consolidated High School.

  He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ on the corner of Elm and Center Streets. He was baptized there by Ed Schantz.

  On September 4th, 1955, he married his high school sweetheart, Doris Smith. They made their home in Lawrenceburg until 1956 when Ron decided to go to Bible College to study for the ministry.

  In 1960, Ron received his degree and accepted his first full-time ministry in Butler, Indiana. He loved preaching God’s Word. He also served churches in New Haven, Indiana, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Winter Haven, Florida, Orlando, Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida, Medaryville, Indiana, Versailles, Indiana, and Pensacola, Florida.

  Their home was blessed by the arrival of their two children: Cindy Sue and Timothy Wayne. A third child, a son, Ronald Lee Fox, Jr., was stillborn and is buried in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was also blessed with five granddaughters: Kendra, Amanda, Amy, Melissa, and Kristen, as well as 11 great-grandchildren: Malia, Raegan, Jackson, Ethan, Mason, Parker, Ellie Jean, Aiden, Grayson, Sophia, and Breeya.

  In 2000, Ron retired from full-time ministry, and he and Doris moved back home to Southern Indiana, making their home in Dillsboro. He was then part-time minister of Tanglewood Christian Church in Versailles, Indiana.

  In 2008, Ron and Doris moved to Pensacola, Florida to be near family. He was actively involved in Gulf Coast Christian Church and also served for two years at Grace Christian Church, where he remained a faithful and active member until his death.

  He leaves behind his family and friends and the memories of a life devoted to his family, his friends, his faith, and faithfully serving God through full-time ministry.

  His mother, adoptive father, step-father, and infant son preceded him in death.

  Services will be held at a later date. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family during this difficult time.

Virgil Copeland

  Virgil Copeland, Jr., age 86, of Vevay, passed away at 9:53 p.m. on Monday, September 20th, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Virgil entered this life on January 2nd, 1935 in Sullivan County, Indiana. He was one of 14 children born to Virgil Loren and Goldie M. (Dean) Copeland. He was raised in Hymera, Indiana where he was a 1953 graduate of Hymera High School.

  Virgil was united in marriage to Betty Jo Ward on January 12th, 1957 in Hymera, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with a son, Allen Wayne; and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann. Virgil and Betty shared over 39 years of marriage together until she passed away on June 4th, 1996.

  He was later united in marriage on January 12th, 1997 in Switzerland County to Sandra Stewart Maxwell. Virgil and Sandra shared over 23 years of marriage together until she passed away on September 3rd, 2020.

  Virgil was employed for General Motors Manufacturing, retiring at the age of 56. He built his dream home in Switzerland County where he could enjoy wildlife, hunt and fish. Virgil resided in Hymera, Indiana for 23 years, Anderson, Indiana for 33 years and for the past 30 years in Vevay.

  He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro, Indiana. Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing, music, singing at “Jam” Sessions, as well as, old cars and attending car shows.

  Virgil will be missed by his daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Marin of La Verne, California; by his grandchildren: Michael (Jacquie) Copeland, Tye Joseph (Destiny) Copeland, Emily (Todd) Marshburn, Amanda (Aaron) Cruise, Allison (Jennifer) Marin and Joshua Marin; by his great-grandchildren: Cameron, Mikayla, Tycen, Ethen, Jocelynn, Abigail and Dylan; by his sister, Patricia Orr and her husband Robert of Rogersville, Tennessee; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Loren and Goldie M. (Dean) Copeland; by his first wife, Betty Jo (Ward) Copeland; his second wife, Sandra Stewart Maxwell Copeland; by his son, Allen Wayne Copeland; by his sisters: Marie Self, Viola Riggins, Lucille Johnson, Betty Deboard, Frances Coleman and Mary Betz and by his brothers: George, Leonard, Frank, Jerry, James and Robert Copeland.

  A Celebration of Virgil’s Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 9th, at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 U.S. 50, Dillsboro, Indiana, 47018.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro, Indiana. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Christen

  Gerald Peter “Jerry” Christen, age 79, of near Pleasant, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Monday, September 20th, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Jerry entered this life on January 20th, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of the late John and Vivian (Horney) Christen. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana where he attended school.

  Jerry was united in marriage on March 24th, 1977 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to Patricia Ann “Patty” Swango. This happy union was blessed with five children: Tracey, Melissa, Dawn, Vivian and Scott.

  Jerry was currently employed since September 30th, 1985 for Aurora Utilities in Aurora, Indiana. He enjoyed fishing, playing poker, grilling out, working and going to the casinos. Above all, Jerry loved spending time with his family.

  Jerry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 44 years, Patricia Ann “Patty” (Swango) Christen of near Pleasant; by his children: Tracey Berry of Hebron, Kentucky, Melissa Jones and her husband Lesley of Madison, Dawn Crowell of Madison, Vivian Hizer of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Scott Christen and his wife Shawna of Washington, Indiana; and by his several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vivian (Horney) Christen; and his biological mother, Alice Schibi.

  Visitation was held on Saturday, September 25th,  at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Saturday, September 25th, at the funeral home.

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

Wanda Chase

  Wanda E. (Turner) Chase, age 82, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away at 11:37 p.m. on Monday, September 20th, 2021, at the Arlington Place Health Campus in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  Wanda entered this life on August 22nd, 1939 in Carroll County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Elic and Zelphia (Gulley) Turner. She was raised in Switzerland County where she attended Patriot High School.

  Wanda was united in marriage on June 20th, 1958 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to the late Everett Louis Chase, Sr. This happy union was blessed with three sons: Russell, Robert and Everett; and four daughters: Anna, Margaret, Annetta and Barbara. Wanda and Everett shared over 49 years of marriage together until he passed away on November 20th, 2007.

  She was a former employee for United Hospital Services in Indianapolis, Indiana for a few years. In 1991, Wanda was employed as a security guard for Harrod Enterprise in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 1996.

  Wanda attended the New Birth Ministry in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wanda was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed playing bingo and volunteering at the Salvation Army in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also enjoyed going to Belterra Casino & Resort and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  For the last 15 years, Wanda’s granddaughter and her husband, Angel and Billy McCreary and their children, Destiny and Kendra were her wonderful caregivers.

  Wanda will be missed by her children: Russell Chase, Everett Louis Chase “Jr.” and his wife Joanna, Anna Wessel Coy and her husband Tommy, Margaret Patterson and her husband Gary, Annetta Patterson, and Barbara Hall and her companion Daniel Newlin — all of Indianapolis, Indiana; by her 17 grandchildren, by her 22 great-grandchildren and one to be expected; by her sister, Linda Colen of Rising Sun, and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elic and Zelphia (Gulley) Turner; by her husband, Everett Louis Chase, Sr.; by her son, Robert Louis “Bobby” Chase; by her brothers, William and Robert Turner; and by her sister, Ruby Meadows.

  Visitation was held on Friday, September 24th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

   Funeral services were conducted on Friday, September 24th, by Reverend Tommy Glenn following the time of visitation, at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

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