Obituaries 10/31/2019


Dr. Fidelia Valenzuela

  Dr. Fidelia “Del” (Ocampo) Valenzuela, age 83, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 8th, 2019, at Morrison Woods Health Campus in Muncie, Indiana.

  She was born in Manila, the Philippines in 1935. She was a graduate of St Theresa’s College and University of Santo Thomas Medical School. She practiced Ob-Gyn in the Philippines and Fordham Hospital in New York City. She then practiced family medicine in Vevay from 1969 until her retirement in the late 1990s.

  Del loved cooking, gardening, playing the piano, crocheting, and visiting with her neighbors. As one of the local doctors for so many years, she was well known throughout the community and will be missed by many people.

  Dr. Valenzuela, “Del” to her friends, was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Diego Castro Valenzuela, Sr., who died on March 17th, 2007.

  She is survived by her daughter, Noeline Gullion and her husband, Darin of Muncie, Indiana; by her son, Vincent Valenzuela and his wife, Bryne of Miramar, Florida; by her grandchildren: Maddie, Anthony, Zachary and Waiverly; by her two sisters and her two brothers; and by many nieces and nephews in the Philippines, the United States, and around the world.

  A Memorial Gathering will be held from noon until 1 p.m., Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

 Memorial Services will then be conducted beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 2nd, at the funeral home.

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

Marcella Cole 

 Marcella Jeanette (Clemons) Cole, quietly passed away at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Thursday, October 24th, 2019, at 2:09 a.m.

  Marcella was born on September 19th, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Harve and Lillian Wortham (Goble) Clemons. Marcella was the third youngest of eight children, all daughters, which include from oldest to youngest: Frances, Harriet, Helen, Mary Jean “Jeanie”, Margaret, Marcella, Nancy and Wanda.

  In 1929, after the Great Depression began, life became very difficult for many American families. At this time, many families were split up due to financial hardships caused by the depression. The Clemons’ family was greatly affected by the Great Depression, as well, as it did not discriminate. In 1937, six of the young Clemons girls were placed into various foster care homes and/or the Louisville, Kentucky, Orsmby Children’s Home, with most of the children leaving their home in Louisville. In October of 1939, at the age of seven, Marcella went to her last foster home with Harry and Golda Osborn located outside Fairview, in Switzerland County. A few weeks later, Marcella started grade school at the nearby Harrison School located on Aaron Road.

  Marcella attended and became a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. She was baptized here at 11 years of age. Marcella was fortunate to have two of her closest sisters, Nancy and Margaret, placed in the nearby home of the daughter and son-in-law of her foster parents. The three sisters were often able to visit with one another due to the family ties of the foster parents.

  Marcella graduated from Vevay High School in 1951. During her last year of high school, Marcella met her future husband, Emerson Clayton Cole, of the Fairview area. After a short courtship, Emerson proposed to Marcella while they were in a boat at nearby Lake Geneva. On June 1st, 1951, Marcella and Emerson were united in marriage. The wedding took place at the Fairview United Methodist Parsonage, officiated by the Reverend Wayne Robbins.

  The couple had five children: daughter Linda Sue, born on  June 7th, 1952; daughter Kathy Ann, born on March 2nd, 1954; son Emerson Clayton, Jr., born on February 25th, 1956; son Stephen Michael, born on October, 17th, 1960; and son Randall Eric, born on October 11th, 1969. A sixth child, Derrick Allen, was born on May 15th, 1974, but died during childbirth.

  Marcella enjoyed trying several things during her lifetime. At one time, she babysat children in her home. Later, she ventured outside the home and enjoyed working at her sister-in-law’s restaurant, Brown’s Restaurant, located in nearby East Enterprise. In 1991, Marcella was employed to work as a door greeter at the Aurora Wal-Mart. This job suited Marcella very well, as she loved talking with people and enjoyed making new friends. Marcella was truly a people person. Marcella was employed part time as a substitute teacher at the Switzerland County High School. She was so proud and happy to be with all of the children and employees there. She couldn’t wait to get that phone call to come in and fill in for someone.

  On March 21st, 2014, Marcella sadly lost her life’s mate of 62 years, Emerson. Marcella remained on the farm after Emerson’s death until she moved to Ripley Crossing Care Facility, in June of 2016. She immensely enjoyed her family gatherings, preparing the best of meals. She took great pleasure visiting her family and friends. Marcella was proud to be a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker, gardener, and employee during her life time. Marcella was an excellent cook, especially apple pies. Her family loved coming home to visit and enjoying her fabulous home cooked meals.

  Marcella will be deeply missed by her children: Linda Jones, Kathy Smith (Mark), Emerson Cole, Jr. (Mary), Stephen Cole (Carla Stillwell), and Randall Cole; her 14 grandchildren: Cristina (Jones) Miller, Andrew Jones (Kara), Joshua Kinman (Celine), Sarah (Kinman) Oeffinger, Suzanne (Kinman) Cyr (Chad), Clinton Cole (Amber), Victoria Cole (Werner) Matthew, Jacob Cole (Rachel), Thomas Cole (Missy), Brandi (Cole) Rowley (Kyle), Kelly (Cole) Baudino (Nick), Clayton Cole (Selena Venezia), Benjamin Cole, and Samuel Cole; her 25 great-grandchildren: Christian Miller, Joseph Miller, Jadon Miller, Chandler Jones, Paul, Laura, Kendall, Landon Cole, Kaleb Cole, Bryce, Ariel Oeffinger, Keirstan Oeffinger, Terra Oeffinger, Leilah Oeffinger, Kylee Rowley, Cole Rowley, Brooks Rowley, Paige Werner, Preslie Werner, Paxton Werner, Jada Baudino, Liam Baudino, Malcolm Kinman, Stella Cyr, and A.J. Cyr; by her sisters, Margaret Alford Johnson of Tucson, Arizona, and Wanda Garrett (Dean) of Columbia, Tennessee; and by her sister-in-law, Wilma Works Cole and several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Clayton Cole (2014); son, Derrick Allen Cole (1974); son-in-law, Bill Jones (2010); grandson-in-law, Keith Oeffinger (2013) and Jim Miller (2017); sisters, Frances, Harriet, Helen, Mary Jean “Jeanie”, and Nancy.

  Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, October 28th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral Services were then conducted on Monday, October 28th, 2019, at the funeral home.

 The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Barry Case

  Barry Michael Case, age 70, of Vevay, died on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 8:15 a.m. at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison, Indiana.

  Barry entered this life on April 18th, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late Walter and Virginia Baurittel Case. He resided his early life in Ohio and later in Kentucky.

  He moved to Vevay in 1996 and made jewelry. He was a self employed salesman all of his life.

  Barry will be missed by his adopted son, Craig Shook of Vevay; by his sister, Sharon Delski of Milford, Ohio; and other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Case; by his mother, Virginia Baurittel Case; and by his wife, Debra “Debi” Reisenbeck, who died in December of 2009.

  Barry requested cremation with no other services at this time. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre is assisting the family at this difficult time.

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