Obituaries 6-23-16


Evie Rassman

Evelina Mae “Evie” (Sebree) Rassman, age 68, of Rexville, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16th, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Evie entered this life on June 2, 1948, in Milan, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late William and Mandy (Beach) Sebree.

She was raised in Vevay, where she attended the Vevay High School.

Evie was united in marriage on December 1st, 1986 in Warsaw, Kentucky to Donald Rassman. Evie and Donald shared nearly 30 years of marriage together until her death.

Evie was employed as a heat sealer for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, for 12 years. She was a former waitress and bartender for the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and for Randy’s Tavern in Vevay. She was a member of the Shelby Christian Church in Ripley County, Indiana.

Evie enjoyed collecting everything from ink pens to porcelain dolls and Avon, which her family so dearly loved dusting for her! Evie also enjoyed writing, bowling and playing softball, but most of all, spending time with her family. For the past several years Evie’s health declined and Donald faithfully catered to Evie’s every need. Evie will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.

Evie will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 30 years: Donald Rassman of Rexville, Indiana; her daughter: Lisa Lynn Burk and her husband: Brad of Vevay; her sons: Keith Minch and his wife: Siobhan of Indianapolis, Indiana and Terry Minch of Vevay; her step-sons: Donald Allen Rassman, Jr. and his wife: Tonya and Norman Rassman and Joey Rassman, all of Carrollton, Kentucky; her grandchildren: Bradlee, Braden, Ciaran, Aidan, Malread, Eamonn, Shauna, Kendra, Heather, Zack, Austin and Kayla; her eight great-grandchildren; her brothers: Curtis Sebree and his wife: Mary of Rexville, Indiana, Earl “Doc” Sebree and his wife: Freda of Rexville, Indiana and Junior Sebree and his wife: Barb of Kearney, Nebraska; her sisters-in-law: Patty Baatz-Sebree of Hanover, Indiana; Jean Sebree of Jacksonville, Florida; and Doris Sebree of Vevay; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Mandy (Beach) Sebree; her brothers: Charles, Bobby, James, Albert “Abe”, Jack, Frank and Joseph Paul “Joe” Sebree; her sisters: Bertha Carter, Carolyn Sebree, Ressie Virginia Sebree and Betty Lou Wood.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 20th, 2016, at 11 a.m., by Brother Tim Heim and Brother Seth Adamson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.

Friends were invited to call on Sunday, June 19th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Christian Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Richard Elsen

Richard A. Elsen, age 72, owner of Elsen Little Farm on the River in Rising Sun, passed away Thursday, June 16,

Elsen was recently named Mason of the Year in Ohio.

He was born July 11, 1943 in Cincinnati.

Beloved husband of 35 years to Linda (nee Hanshaw) Elsen. Devoted father of Tammy Wagner and Joy (John Butler) Whited. Loving grandfather of Blake Wagner. Dear brother of the late Albert F. and John R. “Jack” Elsen. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Frederick Funeral Home, 2553 Banning Rd., on Friday, June 24 from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. where services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with a Masonic Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Special condolences may be expressed at

Robert Harlow

Robert Lee Harlow, born on January 14th, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, died in his home in Cold Spring Kentucky on Monday, May 30th, 2016.

Raised on Willow Creek in Indiana, Bob was especially fond of nature. He grew up with two brothers – George of Vevay and Paul of Indianapolis but now deceased; – and two sisters – Shirley Tingle of Vevay and Mary Jane Kincaid of Rising Sun.

Bob was a loving husband and father. He was a hard worker and never a quitter. He always loved to work in the garden and was thrilled to learn of the Bible’s promise that, in the future, the earth will be made into a paradise. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for the last 35 years, he looked forward to sharing in the work of restoring the earth to perfect conditions.

He has left behind his much loved wife of nearly 10 years: Carol Harlow and her daughters Terri Vert, Annie Barlow, and Amy Middleton, and their families.

He is predeceased by his previous wife Lauretta. They had two children together: Jerry Glaine Harlow, wife Kitty, now deceased; and Karis Lynn Goldstone, husband Doug. Jerry has two children: Desirae Villarreal and Zachary Pence. Bob left behind these two grandchildren, but also two great grandchildren: Destiny Pence and Hannah Pence. Also left behind are Mary Jane’s husband Charles “Kook” Kincaid and many nieces and nephews.

He was known for his kindness to those in need and his hardworking spirit. He wanted to be known as someone who “died with his boots on”. He will be greatly missed by all. We look forward to seeing him healthy and active in the resurrection.

The Fares J. Redel Funeral Homes and Crematory in Cincinnati is assisting the family.

Billie May

Billie Carolyn May, 71 of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of Switzerland County, passed away on Sunday June 5th, 2016 at the home of her son, Jimmy Thomas, near San Diego, California. Roger Thomas was also by her side at the time of her death.

She was born on December 6th, 1944 to Jean and Kenneth Miller in Danville, Ohio. Her early life was spent in Danville and Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating form Colerain High School, she attended the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. Billie lived on Hominy Ridge in Florence and worked at the family egg business known as Hideaway Farms.

Billie and Linus May and her boys also lived in Vevay. She attended Florence Christian Church.

Billie moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she became an employee of Southwest Airlines; and later moved to Phoenix, Arizona with her job. She traveled extensively, including trips to Europe, Asia, Israel, and Egypt. She made mission trips to Honduras following her retirement. She was on the mission board at her church in Mesa. She loved to sew and make things for her grandbabies.

She was able to make a short trip to Indiana and Ohio in March. Soon after returning home, she sold her condo in Mesa, Arizona to live with Jimmy and Sophia.

Billie is survived by her two sons: Roger (Gina) Thomas of Hawaii and their 3-year old daughter Elowynn and granddaughter due in August; Jim (Sophie) Thomas of Lemon Grove, California, with a grandson due in December.

He is also survived by her brother, Kenneth (Sylvia) Byars, who lives in Florence; and sisters: Karen Byars and Linda Jarrett, who live in Cincinnati; and Janice Didush.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents: Kenneth Miller and Jean Byars; Stepfather, Al Byars; and Linus May.

A memorial service was held at her church is Mesa, Arizona. Arrangements are being made for burial of her remains at Kenneth Miller’s grave in Danville, Ohio.