Obituaries 12/08/2022

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Janet Boggs

  Janet C. (Cook) Boggs, age 77, of Vevay, passed away at 3:44 a.m. on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, at the Hospice Care of Saint Elizabeth in Edgewood, Kentucky.

  Janet entered this life on September 17th, 1945 in Quercus Grove, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Harold “Babe” and Mildred Lucille (Pease) Cook. She was raised in Quercus Grove and was a 1963 graduate of Patriot High School.

  Janet was united in marriage on December 27th, 1968 to Larry Wayne Boggs at the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Janet and Larry shared nearly 50 years of marriage together and were blessed with two sons: Michael and Mark.

  Janet was a former secretary for the 4-H Extension Office at the Switzerland County Courthouse. She was employed as a secretary for Benedict Coal & Oil Business in Vevay from 1974-1979. Janet was also employed for Swiss Supermarket in Vevay from 1979-1985.  Janet was also the secretary for Boggs Tax Service for over 50 years.

  Janet formerly attended the Switzerland Baptist Church and was attending St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bear Branch, Indiana.

  Janet enjoyed hummingbirds and bowling, as well as, supporting her grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

  Janet will be lovingly remembered by her sons: Michael Boggs and his wife Christy of Johnson City, Tennessee and Mark Boggs and his wife LeeAnn of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Austin Boggs and his wife Wyona, Alec Boggs, Kyle Neubert, Katy Neubert, Carlee Boggs and Claire Boggs; by her great-grandchildren: Amelia Boggs, Patton Boggs and Eve Boggs; by her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Lois Cook of Sellersburg, Indiana, Dawn Boggs Elston of Pendleton, Indiana, Jerry and Linda Boggs of Bonita Springs, Florida and Ernie Johnson of Rising Sun; and by her several nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Cook, who died in January of 1961; by her mother, Mildred (Pease) Cook, who died in 1949; by her husband Larry Wayne Boggs, who died on March 26th, 2018; by her brothers: William “Willie” Cook and Harold Lloyd Cook; by her infant brother, Lewis Cook; by her sisters: Mary Ann Scudder and Donna Johnson; by her sisters-in-law: Shirley Mae Cook and Elma Marie Cook; by her brothers-in-law: Lawrence “Dillion” Elston and Delbert Scudder; by her nephews: Grant Boggs, Ronald Dean Cook and Terry Cook; by her nieces: Jennifer Boggs and Damita Elston; and by her great-nephew, Trevor Boggs.

  Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, December 9th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, December 10th, at 10 a.m., by Pastor Mona Safley, at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; Larry W. and Janet C. Boggs Endowment Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc., or Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Alfred Hill

  Alfred L. Hill, 80, of Rising Sun, passed away on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at The Waters of Rising Sun.

  Alfred was born in Spartansburg, South Carolina on March 6th, 1942, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred D. Hill.

  Alfred married Betty Ann (Muse) Hill in 1988. Alfred and Betty were married 30 years until her passing in 2018.

  Alfred retired from LSI Lighting Systems in Blue Ash, Ohio, where worked as a foreman.

  He was an avid University of Kentucky fan. Alfred also loved to go fishing and enjoyed playing softball in his younger days.

  Alfred is survived by daughters: Mary Elizabeth Hastings (Jeff) of Rockport, Indiana and Lisa Hill of Greenville, Tennessee; by his sons: Marty Wesley of Florence, Kentucky and Troy Wesley of Lebanon, Ohio; and by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife Betty; and by his children: Darin Hill, Roxanne Hill, Greg Wesley and Laura Wesley.

  Services will be at the convenience of the family.

  Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun, IN serving the family during this difficult time.

JoAnne Hon

  JoAnne (Ellegood) Hon, age 83, of Florence, Indiana, unexpectedly passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 4th, 2022, at the Gallatin County Nursing & Rehab in Warsaw, Kentucky.

  JoAnne entered this life on June 5th, 1939 in Campbellsburg, Kentucky. She was the loving daughter of the late James Wilson and Betty Lee (Batts) Ellegood. She was raised in Campbellsburg, Kentucky and was a 1957 graduate of Patriot High School.

  JoAnne was united in marriage to James William “Jim” Clark in 1958 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and they were blessed with two children, Angie and Richard.

  JoAnne was later united in marriage to Jerry G. Hon on December 4th, 1993 in Columbus, Indiana. JoAnne and Jerry’s marriage blended two families together and they were blessed with 29 years together.

  She was employed as a payroll clerk for Arvin Industries in Columbus, Indiana for several years. JoAnne later owned and operated for four years, JoAnne’s Floral in Edinburgh, Indiana, retiring in 1992.

  She was selected one year as Mrs. Switzerland County 4-H Queen. JoAnne established Phi Beta Psi Sorority in Clearwater, Florida and was a member of Phi Beta Psi Chapter in Columbus, Indiana. She was also a member of Switzerland County Homemakers and Concord Community Church. JoAnne loved wintering in Clearwater, Florida and enjoyed fishing, cooking and canning. She had a love for the outdoors and tending to her flowers.

  JoAnne will be deeply missed by her husband, Jerry G. Hon of Florence, Indiana; by her daughter, Angie Westerfield of Columbus, Indiana; by her step-children: Tim Hon, Barry Hon and his wife Lorrie, Dan Hon and his wife Jennifer, and Kim Karst and her husband Mike — all of Florence, Indiana; by her 16-grandchildren and 19-great-grandchildren; by her sister, Sue Armstrong and her husband Carlie of Fairview, Indiana; by her brothers: Wayne Ellegood and his wife Sandy of Vevay and Tommy Ellegood and his wife Judy of Columbus, Indiana; by her sister-in-law, Kathy Ellegood of Columbus, Indiana; and by her several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, James Wilson and Betty Lee (Batts) Ellegood; by her first husband, James William “Jim” Clark, who died on August 10th, 1991; by her son, Richard Clark, who died on December 15th, 2018; by her daughter-in-law, Karen Lynn Clark, who died on April 22nd, 2002; and by her brothers: Larry W. Ellegood and James Lee “Brother” Ellegood.

  Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

   Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 8th, by Pastor Steve Ward, at the funeral home.

  Committal Service will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, December 9th, in the Garland Brook Cemetery, 501 North Gladstone Avenue, Columbus, Indiana, 47201.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Phi Beta Psi of Columbus, Indiana, Concord Community Church or American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Wayne Hughes

  Wayne Hartman Hughes, 81, of Rising Sun, passed away surrounded by his loved ones at 2:52 p.m. on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Dearborn Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

  Wayne was born on June 3rd, 1941 in Henry County, Kentucky, the son of the late Theodore “Ted” Hughes and MaryJo (Meadows) Hughes. Wayne was raised in Switzerland County.

  Wayne proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was employed at and retired after 35 years from the Aurora Casket Company.

  On June 30th, 1996, he was married to Donna (Flood) Scudder Hughes who preceded him in death. They were married for 23 years.

  Wayne was a member of the Vevay American Legion. He was known for being very hardworking, loving farming, working tobacco, cutting firewood, and enjoying country music. Wayne was very generous and loved helping the people he cared about.

  Wayne will be greatly missed by his son, Toby Hughes (Jacqueline); by his stepchildren: Karen Evans and Bobbie Jo Turner (David); by his grandchildren: Brianna Hughes and Caleb Hughes; by his step-grandchildren: Briar Miller and Zachary Courter; by his great grandchild Brantley Wayne Roberson; by his step great-grandchild Everleigh Miller; and by his siblings: Margaret Stegemiller, Mildred Fleek (Danny), and Nathan Hughes (Donna).

  Wayne was preceded in death by his parents: Ted and MaryJo Hughes; by his wife Donna Scudder Hughes; by his siblings: Gertrude Voris and Ralph Hughes; and by his stepson, Brian Scudder.

  A public visitation will be held Friday, December 9th at the Markland Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 10th at the funeral home; with burial to follow at the Vevay Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home serving the family during the this difficult time.

Jane Myers

  Jane Ann (McGrew) Myers, age 86, of Vevay, formerly of Logansport, Indiana, passed away at 8:56 a.m. on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, at the Norton King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Jane entered this life on December 6th, 1935 in Mitchell, South Dakota. She was the daughter of the late Fenton O. “F.O.” and Mildred Janet (Hintze) McGrew. Jane attended Wiley High School until 1952 when the family moved to LaCrosse, Wisconsin where she graduated in 1954 from Central High School. Jane earned her master’s degree in education from Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute, Indiana.

  Jane was united in marriage on May 29, 1963 to Robert L. Myers at Fort Benning, Georgia and they shared 27 years of marriage together until he passed away on June 11th, 1990.

  Jane was employed as a elementary school teacher in Oscoda, Michigan for two years; Palatine, Illinois for two years; and in Anchorage, Alaska for three years. She was later employed as a teacher in Delphi, Indiana for five years and in Burnettsville, Indiana for four years. Jane was a special education teacher in Monticello, Indiana for seven years.

  Jane resided in Logansport, Indiana for 60 years and later moved to Vevay, where she resided for the past five years.

  She was also a former board member of the Mary Diekman Gild through the Logansport Memorial Hospital. Jane was former member of the Delphi United Methodist Church in Delphi, Indiana. Jane was a member of Tri-Kappa in Delphi, Indiana and the homemakers club in Logansport, Indiana. She was also a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the Red Hat Society in Logansport, Indiana. She was also a member of Clymers United Methodist Church in Clymers, Indiana and attended Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay.

  Christmas brought great joy to Jane and she collected many Santa Claus’s throughout her lifetime. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.

  Jane will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Rebecca Jane Curlin and her husband Greg of Vevay; by her step-son, Robert Benton Myers and his wife Beth of Delphi, Indiana; by her step-daughter, Debra Ann Been of Delphi, Indiana; by her daughter-in-law, Tonya Myers of Elkhart, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Levi Curlin, Ethan Curlin, Hannah Warble and her husband Jordan, Tyler Myers and his wife Claire, Chad Myers and his wife Jennifer, Craig Myers and his wife Cassey, Celsie Myers, Brandon Been and Kyle Smith and his companion Lindsey Hutchison; by her great-grandchildren: Coy, McKenzie, Caleb, Chase, Kylie, Caitlyn, Jordan and Sophia; and by her nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her father, Fenton O. “F.O.” McGrew; by her mother, Mildred Janet (Hintze) McGrew; by her husband, Robert L. Myers; by her son, Neil Arthur Myers; by her brothers, George and Lloyd “Bud” McGrew; and by her sister, Mildred “Millie” “Aunt Sis” McGrew.

  Visitation was held on Wednesday, December 7th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

  Visitation will also be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, December 9th, at the Gundrum Funeral Home & Crematory, 1602 East Broadway, Logansport, Indiana, 46947.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 9th, by Pastor Patrick Lanman at the Gundrum Funeral Home & Crematory in Logansport, Indiana.

  Interment will follow in the Clymers Cemetery, West County Road 400 South, Logansport, Indiana, 46947.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc,; Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church; or Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

William ‘Bill’ Oeffinger

  William “Bill” Paul Oeffinger, age 52, of Hanover, Indiana, died at 2:25 a.m. with his loving family at his side on Monday, November 28th, 2022, at his residence.

  Bill entered this life on November 24th, 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the loving son of William Carl “Bill” and Judy Burch Oeffinger. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio until the age of 10 when the family moved to Switzerland County.

  He graduated from Shawe Memorial High School in Madison, and was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Parish and attended Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay.

  He was inducted into the United States Navy on August 15th, 1989 in Louisville, Kentucky and rose to the rate of Aviation Machinist Mate Airman during the Persian Gulf War era. He was honorably discharged on August 14th, 1992 at Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia earning two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, the Navy Battle “E” Award, the National Defense Service Medal, and two Southwest Asia Service Medals.

  He returned home and was blessed with two children, Robert and Brenna.

  He had worked as a supervisor at Walmart Distribution in Seymour, Indiana; and later with Arvin Sango in Madison for 20 years. Bill was currently working at VSG in Madison at the time of his death.

  Bill was united in marriage to Malissa Carol Combs on July 12th, 2019 at the Clifty State Park in Madison. He had resided in Hanover since 2008 and was a member of the Madison VFW Post No. 1969 and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. He enjoyed Duke sports, his grandchildren and riding around in his side by side.

  Bill will be missed by his loving wife, Malissa Carol Combs Oeffinger of Hanover; by his son, Robert Behne of Hanover; by his daughter, Brenna Oeffinger and her companion Brian Lugo of Hanover; his mother and step father, Judy Burch Oeffinger Cole and her husband George of Vevay; by his step-children: Eric Statzer (Krissy) of Morgantown, Kentucky, Steven Statzer (Tiffanty) of Madison, Anthony Statzer (Molly Hooker) of Madison, Ashley Statzer (Aaron Wilson) of Hanover, and Cody Crabtree (Laken) of Hanover; by his grandchildren: Evelyn and Alice Behne and Bella and Kai Lugo; by his step-grandchildren: Tristan, Zaden, Liam, Jay, Roy, Ryan, Kendall, William, Caroline, and Noah; by his sister, Kimberly Sue Oeffinger of Vevay; by his brothers: Adam Wayne Oeffinger of Madison and Christopher Carl Oeffinger (Jamie) of Indianapolis, Indiana; by his mother-in-law, Wanda Combs of Viper, Kentucky; by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: T.J. Combs and his wife Ashley of Bedford, Kentucky, Anthony Combs and his wife Deloris of Viper, Kentucky, Phyllis Miller and her husband Donald of Frankfort, Kentucky, Allen Combs and his wife Bearlene of Viper, Kentucky, Jasper Combs and his wife Lynn of Viper, Kentucky, Susan Jones and her husband Scott of Happy, Kentucky, Christine Cosgrove and her husband Kenny of Malta, Kentucky, and Kayla Alvarado and her husband Samuel of Lexington, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, William Carl Oeffinger, who died on March 27th, 1990; and by his brother, Keith Edward Oeffinger, who died on August 25th, 2013.

  Visitations was held on Saturday, December 3rd, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre – Hanover Chapel, 278 East Main Street, Hanover, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted following the time of visitation on Saturday, December 3rd, by Deacon Mike Gardner at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow at a later date in the Vevay Cemetery.

  A final salute with military honors was provided by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

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

William ‘Bill’ Robertson

  William A. “Bill” Robertson, age 73, of Vevay, passed away at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st, 2022, at his residence.

  Bill entered this life on February 3rd, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of the late John James and Betty Jane (Nugent) Robertson. He was raised in Cleves, Ohio and was a 1967 graduate of Taylor High School. Bill also attended the University of Cincinnati where he studied criminal justice for three years.

  Bill was united in marriage on October 4th, 1986 to Colleen Marie Kane in Miramar, Florida. Bill and Colleen shared over 36 loving years together.

  Bill resided the majority of his adult life in South Florida spending 38 years with the city of Miramar where he was employed as a police officer. Bill was the face and voice of the Miramar Police Department as the public information officer as well.

  Upon retirement in 2008, Bill and Colleen relocated back to the Midwest residing in Vevay, where he enjoyed the change of seasons once again along with hunting, golfing and fishing with his friends, as well as, being able to spend more time with family. Bill will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humor and ability to laugh.

  Bill is survived by his wife, Colleen Marie (Kane) Robertson of Vevay; by his son, William “Beau” Robertson of San Francisco, California; by his daughter, Michelle of Ohio; by his sisters: Sandy Brown of Aurora, Indiana and Jayne Bailey of Cleves, Ohio; by his aunt, Charlotte “Aunt Jean” Caniano of Milan, Indiana; by his grandchildren; and by his nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, John James and Betty Jane (Nugent) Robertson; by his brother, John “Butch” Robertson; and by his nephew, Jared Brown.

  A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at a later date.

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

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Response Unit. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Betty Rose Vinup

  Betty Rose Vinup, 93, of Rising Sun, passed away on Sunday, November 27th, 2022 at her home.

  Betty was born in Rising Sun, on April 30th, 1929, the daughter of the late Leola (Loring) Detmer and Charles Detmer. Betty grew up in Ohio County and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1947.

  Betty married Hubert L. Vinup on January 11th, 1947. Betty and Hubert were married 43 years until his passing in 1990.

  Betty was an Avon Sales Representative for over 30 years. She also formerly worked at Thatcher Glass, Rising Sun Canning Factory and Safco Insurance.

  Betty was a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

  Betty was a very active member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary for an amazing 66 years, joining in 1956. She also belonged to the Aurora Eagles. Betty enjoyed going to Rising Star Casino, traveling, boating on the river, reading and playing cards and bingo. She loved visiting with her family and friends at the American Legion.

  Betty is survived by her two daughters: Marilyn Sue Scalf (Tim Bovard), of Rising Sun and Cheryl Lynn “Cheri” Collins (Barry), of Rising Sun; by her grandchildren: Nicholas Scalf (Kim Powell), Michele Weissman (Michael Sartip), Daniel Vinup (Rhonda), David Vinup (Sara Williams), Dennis Vinup (Angel), James Vinup (Sara), Ruthie Sanders, Christopher Collins (Ann), Jodie White (Rodney), Beth Vinup, Heidi Harrell (Josh), Daena Sprafka (Joseph), Anthony Fryman, and Shane Vinup (Danielle); by her great-grandchildren: Shelby Nicole (Jacob Caldwell), Logan Edwin, Kori, Ally, Jake, Garrett, Hanna, Tiffany Garrard (Corey), Dalton, Tyler, Brianna, Zackary, Colton, Chantel, Cheyenne, Noah, Kennedy, Madisyn, Joseph, Sierra, Maverick, Gabe, Codie, Brayden, James, Jackson, Kaleb, Jaden, Brooke, Joey, Nate, Chase, Alex, Anna, and Avery; and by her great great-grandchildren, Roman and Colt.

  Betty was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Hubert Vinup; by her three sons: Danny Vinup in 1983, Stephen Vinup in 2019 and Jerry Vinup in 2021; by her son-in-law Ed Scalf in 2012; and by her great-grandson Kaden Harrell.

  Visitation was held on Friday, December 2nd, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 3rd at the funeral home with Brother Don Thomason officiating. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary or the American Heart Association.