Obituaries 11/10/2022


Ronnie King, Sr.

  Ronnie Paul King, Sr., age 74, of Hanover, Indiana, passed away at 8:02 p.m. on Monday, November 7th, 2022, at the Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

  Ronnie entered in this life on April 19th, 1948, the son of the late Hurley H. and Vina Belle (Back) King. Ronnie was raised in Ohio County, Indiana and was a 1964 graduate of Aurora High School.

  In his teenage years, Ronnie helped the local farmers in Switzerland County.

  Ronnie was united in marriage to Carol June Moll on July 8th, 1978 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Ronnie and Carol shared over 43 years of marriage together until she passed away on October 13th, 2021.

  Ronnie was employed as a cook for Frisch’s in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for eight years. He was later employed for Pearson Hall Well in Greendale, Indiana for 10 years. Ronnie was later employed for the E-Town Drive Thru Station in Elizabethtown, Ohio for several years.

  He attended Holmes Hill Church of Christ in Ohio County, Indiana.

  Ronnie enjoyed fishing, playing on his tablet and video games. He loved taking country drives around the Jefferson, Switzerland and Ohio counties.

  Ronnie will be missed by his daughter, Jeri King and her companion Jeremiah Johnson of Hanover, Indiana; by his sons: Ronnie King, Jr. and his companion Kimberly Russell of Hanover, Indiana, Tony Hite of Madison, and Gene Hite of Rising Sun; by his grandchildren: Grace, Caitlyn, Dominic, Kyra, Carl, Harley, Isabella, Mikayla and Destiny; by his sister, Joyce Pickett of Milan, Indiana; by his brother-in-law, Steve Dilts of Rising Sun; and by his several nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hurley H. and Vina Belle (Back) King; by his wife, Carol June (Moll) King; by his granddaughter, Brianna Nicole “B” “Bree” Hite; by his son, Leslie David Hite; by his infant sister, Judy Faye King; by his sister, Ruth Dilts; and by his brother-in-law, Francis Pickett.

  Graveside Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th, at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Aberdeen, Indiana with Reverend Mike Jones officiating.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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

Norris Krall

  Norris E. Krall, 88, of Osgood, Indiana, passed away at 1:20 p.m. on Monday, November 7th, 2022 at Arbor Grove in Greensburg, Indiana.

  He was born on Tapps Ridge in Switzerland County on February 8th, 1934, the son of Elmer and Norma Whitham Krall. Norris was a 1951 graduate of Vevay High School and graduated from Indiana University with distinction in 1955 with a degree in Business Administration. 

  He was married to Mary Elizabeth Lock on June 29th, 1956 and she preceded him in death on October 8th, 1981.

  He married Gloria Joan Tucker Martin on August 14th, 1982, and she preceded him in death on December 20th, 2017.

  He served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958 as a Lieutenant in the Finance Corps at Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Norris was a Certified Public Accountant and was employed with Thomas  & Skinner in Indianapolis for 36 years, where he served as a controller, secretary, treasurer, vice-president, and president. He continued to serve as Chairman of the Board until age 80 in 2014, at which time he resigned and was named Director Emeritus for life.

  He and Joan had written several history books including ‘Lest We Forget’, a history of Ripley County’s part in World War II.

  Norris was a member of Dabney Baptist Church; and was a life member and a former director of the Ripley County Historical Society
  Survivors include his three sons: James Kenneth (Linda) Krall and Michael Krall both of Osgood, Indiana, and Terry (Diane) Krall of Carmel, Indiana; by his step-son Anthony (Debra) Martin of Fairland, Indiana; by his three step-daughters: Michele “Mitzi” (Rodger) Chapelow of Zenas, Indiana, Kimberly Martin of Franklin, Indiana, and Candace (Danny) Robinson of Shelbyville, Indiana; by his six grandchildren; his 14 step-grandchildren; his 10 great-grandchildren; his 12 step great-grandchildren; and by his two step great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his special friend Rheadawn Metz of Greesburg, Indiana.

  Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 11th at noon at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana with Reverend Mark Sorrels officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood, Indiana with military rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be held prior to the beginning of the funeral service on Friday beginning at 10 a.m.

  Memorials may be given to the Dabney Baptist Church or the Ripley County Historical Society in care of the funeral home.

Madelynn Matoza

  Madelynn Ann Matoza, four months, of Patriot, passed away on Thursday, November, 3rd, 2022.

  Madelynn is the daughter of Bailey Jackson and Billie Matoza. She was born on June 25th, 2022 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana at St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital.

  Madelynn possessed a lot of joy in her life. Her favorite way to start the day was to watch Rainbow Ruby with her dad. She always insisted on sitting up and loved to talk. She also loved to stare at her parents and would smile when she got caught. Her favorite toy to play with was her elephant. She enjoyed snuggling with her family and will be dearly missed by them all.

  Madelynn is survived by her parents, Bailey Jackson and Billie Matoza; by her sister Kathryn Vaughn; by her grandparents: Carrie Crawford of Patriot and Joey and Reesea Jackson of Patriot; by her great grandparents: Dollie Green of Patriot and Janet Bailey of Rising Sun; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  A public visitation was held on Wednesday November 9th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held following the time of visitation on Wednesday, November 9th at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

  Markland Funeral Home is serving the family during this difficult time.

Sharon Wheeling

  Sharon Lee “Sherry” (Branham) Wheeling, age 83 of New Palestine, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 4th, 2022, at the Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana.

  She was born on September 14th, 1939 to Roy Lee and Mary Elizabeth (Means) Branham in Vevay. She lived in the Vevay area throughout her youth, graduating from Vevay High School in 1958.

  Sherry met Robert Louis Wheeling, Sr. just a few years later and they were united in marriage on November 7th, 1963 in Aberdeen, Maryland. Sherry and Robert went on to raise four children: Michael, Jeff, Robert Jr. and Dustin. Sherry dedicated her life to being an attentive, caring mother. She stayed home with her boys during their childhood and reveled in being a homemaker.

  Only after her children were grown did Sherry begin working outside the home, often in the service industry due to her social nature and outgoing personality. Sherry was a passionate antiquarian and could often be found at any number of auctions, adding to her expansive collection of Victorian decor and housewares. She was an avid animal lover, enamored by the dogs she had during her lifetime. Sherry also loved the holidays, as evidenced by the Christmas tree she kept in her home year-round.

  However, there was nothing Sherry loved more than her husband of 59 years, Robert, whom she was fiercely loyal and devoted to.

  In addition to her husband, Sherry is survived by her sons: Jeffrey Gayle and his wife Kathy of Greenfield, Indiana, Robert Wheeling Jr. and his wife Deanna of Farmington, Utah, and Dustin Wheeling and his wife Ruth of Greenfield, Indiana; by her 10 grandchildren; by her 16 great-grandchildren; and by her brother, David Branham and his wife Judith of Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Lee Branham, who died on June 15th, 1983; by her mother, Mary Elizabeth (Means) Branham, who died on July 1st, 2017; and by her son, Michael Gayle, who died on February 2nd, 1994.

  Visitation was held on Sunday, November 6th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services were conducted following the time of vistation on Sunday, November 6th, by Pastor Roger Parrott funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter.