Obituaries 1-11-24


Emma ‘Jean’ Schmaltz

  Emma “Jean” (Craig) Schmaltz, 78, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024, at Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Jean was born on September 3rd, 1945, in Florence, Indiana. She was the daughter of Raymond and Rosetta (Niccum) Craig.

  Jean married the love of her life, Daniel Schmaltz, on March 7th, 1988, and he preceded her in death on June 20th, 2015.

  Jean worked at U.S. Shoe and later worked for U.S. Postal Service in Moores Hill as a mail carrier.

  Jean was a member of the F.A.R.M Club, enjoyed camping with her friends and playing solitaire on her tablet. Most of all Jean cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

  Jean will be missed by her daughters: Nola (Tom) Riley of Moores Hill, Indiana and Angela “Angie” Colen of Moores Hill, Indiana; by her sister Lois (Harland) Smith of Rising Sun; by her sister-in-law Linda Craig of Sweetwater, Tennessee; and by her seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

  Jean was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Rosetta Craig; by her husband Daniel Schmaltz; by her son Ricky Lynn Turner; by her daughter Caroline Sue Turner; by her brothers Melvin Craig and William “Bill” Craig; and by her sister-in-law Lavarne Craig.

  There are no services per Jean’s request. Memorials may be given in honor of Jean to the Donor’s Choice.

  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, 16717 Manchester Street, P.O. Box 156, Moores Hill, Indiana, 47032, is serving the family during this difficult time.

Robert ‘Bob’ Cunningham III

  Robert Howard “Bob” Cunningham, III., age 66, of Pleasant, Indiana, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, December 22nd, 2023.

  Bob entered this life on December 13th, 1957 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late Robert Howard Cunningham, II and Patricia Ann (Boetticheer) Cunningham. Bob was raised in Hamilton County, Ohio and attended Brookville High School in Bracken County, Kentucky.

  As a young boy, Bob was raised on a farm where he loved riding horses.

  Bob was united in marriage on August 14th, 2004 to Teresita “Tessie” Jugador in Ohio County, Indiana.

  Bob was employed in maintenance for the University of Cincinnati and as a fabricator for Consolidated Medal Products in Cincinnati, Ohio for several years. Along with his twin brother, Frank they were taught growing up the construction trade business. That instilled in him a hard work ethic and was an incredible craftsman that built beautiful homes along Laughery Creek Road in Dillsboro, Indiana. He also built businesses and homes in the Philippines with his wife, Tessie where he resided for 10 years.

  Bob later moved to the Switzerland County community where he built his forever home. Bob loved his cat, ‘Ming Ming’ and was a kind man who never met a stranger in his lifetime.

  Bob’s life was very much like the houses he built. A strong foundation of his beliefs, surrounded by walls of love and kindness, topped by a roof of memories to help shield the legacy he leaves behind. This was Bob’s life house. The foundation is the ground floor of any building to provide strength and sturdiness for its longevity. The ground floor of Bob’s life house was built on being a strong man of faith in the Christian church. He raised his children within the church. He had a strong connection to the Mennonites and Amish communities where he worked alongside those communities to help enrich the lives around his view of a sturdy foundation based on his beliefs. This was a sturdy foundation for which the walls of Bob’s life house extended.

  The walls of Bob’s life house embedded a sense of love and kindness throughout.

  The roof of Bob’s life house was filled full of memories that helped preserve his legacy with his family. Before his adventures took him to the Philippines with his wife, he enjoyed taking his children on adventures through the United States. From the mountains of Idaho and building cabins to the sandy beaches of Florida with a camper in tow, there was no terrain too difficult to master a homestead. These are just a couple of memories to illustrate Bob’s roof to his life house. So many memories cover Bob’s life house, more than can be put into words.

  Bob will be remembered for the life house he built for his family. His foundation of beliefs, surrounded by the walls of love and kindness, topped with a rooftop of memories for all to cherish. Bob will always be remembered for his kindness to all. Bob will also be remembered for the beautiful homes he built for families to provide shelter and love for the loved ones of the families he helped. Bob will be forever known for being a hard-working man that poured his life house into his family and his community.

  Bob is survived by his wife, Tessie Cunningham of Pleasant; by his five children: Shenna Cunningham of Aurora, Indiana, James Cunningham and his wife Jennifer of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Joseph Cunningham and his wife Shanna of Bloomfield, Indiana, Lisa Cunningham and her spouse Mike Kraft of Fairfield, Ohio, and Mary Mansour and her husband Nathaniel of Lebanon, Ohio; by his grandchildren: Luke Kraft, Bella Cunningham, Clayton Cunningham, Makenna Cunningham, Taylor Mansour, Ezekiel Mansour, Elainna Mansour and Eliza Mansour; by his twin brother, Frank Cunningham and his wife Tracy of Bennington, Indiana; by his brothers: Barton Cunningham of Dillsboro, Indiana and Matt Cunningham of Batesville, Indiana; by his sisters: Bobbie Ruble and her companion Richard Crocker of Batavia, Ohio and Cheryl Cunningham of Hamilton County, Ohio; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  Bob was preceded in death by his parents: Robert Howard Cunningham, II and Patricia (Boetticheer) Cunningham; by his granddaughter Brenna Cunningham, who died on May 4th, 2018; and by his sisters: April Green and Gina Marie Jackson.

  A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, February 3rd, at the Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department Building, 2580 Milton Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana, 47018.

  In lieu of flowers and memorial donations, please say a prayer for Bob’s family, friends, and loved ones.

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