Annabella Mariresse Montgomery, age 5, of Benham, passed away Monday, July 21st, 2014, at her home.
She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 24th, 2008, the daughter of Barry Montgomery and Kaitlyn McClure. She attended preschool in Madison and she enjoyed riding horses and listening to old time country music.
Survivors include her mother, Kaitlyn McClure of Benham; her father, Barry Montgomery of Rising Sun; her stepfather, Patrick Stroud of Benham; her brothers and sisters, Ahlanie Grossman, Lucy Montgomery, Masin Stroud, Benjamin Walton, Miley Stroud and Maria Stroud; her grandparents, Judy Allen of Sunman, Kenny and Gina Stewart of Madison, Joe and Gayla McClure of New Point, and Norma and Rob Montgomery of Rising Sun; her great-grandparents, Jan Daniels of Rising Sun and Buddy and Mary Demaree of New Point.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 25th, at the Stratton-Krsteter Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Vice officiating. Burial will be in the Rossburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Education Department at South Ripley Elementary School in care of the funeral home.
Mike Billingsley, 67, of Rising Sun, passed away at 1:26 a.m. Thursday, July 24th, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, Indiana.
Mike was born in Milan, on June 8th, 1947, the son of the late Orien “Bud” and Bertha (Kittenbrink) Billingsley. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1965. Mike served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Mike was the husband of Ronna (Rollins) Billingsley. On April 22nd, 1967, they were married at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Mike and Ronna were married 47 years.
He worked as a machinist at Cummins Engine in Columbus, reiring after 30 years. Mike was a member of the Aurora American Legion, Aurora VFW, Larry D. Fogle Chapter 71 Vietnam veterans, Aurora Eagles and Aurora Moose Lodge. He enjoyed sprint car and go kart racing, building model cars, woodworking, fishing and doing mower repair work for friends and family.
In addition to his loving wife Ronna, Mike is survived by his daughter, Lori Hayes (Billy) of Rising Sun; by his grandchildren, Will and Megan Hayes; by his two sisters, Clara Lou Fredenburgh of Rising Sun and Pam Shiltz of New Haven, West Virginia; by his brother, David Billingsley of Aurora.
Mike was also preceded in death by his three brothers, Donald, Edward and Tony Billingsley.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 28th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment was in Rising Sun New Cemetery with military graveside honors. Memorial donations may be made to the Larry D. Fogle chapter 71 Vietnam Veterans or the Rising Sun High School Alumni Scholarship.
Dorothy Louise Girkin, 72, of West Chester, Ohio, passed away at 1:32 p.m. Sunday, July 20th, 2014, at Hospice of S.W. Ohio in Madeira, Ohio.
Dorothy was born in Aurora on August 29th, 1941, the daughter of the late Edward and Myrtle (Ohlmansiek) Workman. She retired from Baldwin Piano where she worked as a finance manager.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Howard Girkin of West Chester; her sister, Betty Ann Karstadt of Palm Desert, California; and her brother, Charles workman of Aurora.
Graveside services were held Thursday, July 24th, with burial in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family.
Norma Mae Gilbert, 91, of Rising Sun, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Monday, July 28th, 2014, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
Norma was born in Cleves, Ohio, on June 8th, 1923, the daughter of the late Miles and Agnes (Gayle) Rutz. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, painting and doing craft projects.
Norma was the widow of Albert Gilbert, who passed away in 1992.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann (Cecil) Irwin of Rising Sun; her granddaughters, Christina Irwin, Melissa Irwin Rees (Garen) and Pamela Gilbert; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings; and her son, Michael Gilbert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday, July 31st) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. today (Thursday, July 31st) at the funeral home. Interment will be in Gibson Cemetery in Bright.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun Church of Christ. marklandfuneralhome.com.
Carol June (Hill) Seymour, 79, of East Enterprise, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born June 4th, 1935, in New Alsace, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Clarence E. and Clementine T. (Berger) Hill. She was raised in New Alsace and was a 1953 graduate of Lawrenceburg Consolidated High School. Carol attended night school at the College of Mt. Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, for two years.
Carol was united in marriage on February 20th, 1960, at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg, to Charles H. Seymour. Unto this union two sons, Curt and Chuck, and a daughter, Cyndi, arrived to bless their home. Carol and Charles shared 54 years of marriage together until her passing.
Carol was deputy clerk for Switzerland County from 1991-1993 and Switzerland County Clerk of Courts from 1984-1991. She was a former assistant treasurer for Switzerland County School Corporation for several years. Carol resided in the Switzerland County community since 1971. She was a former vice precinct committeeman from Cotton township from 1977-1993. She was a member of the Switzerland County Democrat Party, Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay and was a former member of the St. Lawrence Catholic church in Lawrenceburg. Carol will be remembered for her love of working crossword puzzles, reading books, but most of all spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Charles H. Seymour of East Enterprise; her two sons, Curt Seymour and wife Karen of Rising Sun and Chuck Seymour and companion Jerri Leach of East Enterprise; her daughter, Cyndi Barnes and husband Mitch of Vevay; her six grandchildren, Sergeant Jamin Moore, Aaron Moore and companion Audi Chastain, Jeff Barnes and wife Chasity, Josh Buchanan and wife Stephanie, Justin Barnes and companion Amanda Faber and Lakyn Buchanan; her four great-grandchildren, Brayden Moore, Braylon Barnes, Kaydence Barnes, Brooklyn Barnes; her sister, Celeste Lemm and husband Jack of Madison; several sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and staff members at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center whom she loved like family.
She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hank and Pearl Seymour; and her grandson, Jon Barnes.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 28th, at Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, with Father Christopher A. Craig officiating. Interment was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Liberty Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Jeanette (Turner) Webber, 93, of Vevay, passed away a 9:02 a.m. Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born December 12th, 1920, in Florence, the daughter of the late Dale Millard and Mable L. (Roberts) Turner. She was raised in Florence where she attended school.
Jeanette was united in marriage on March 19th, 1944, in Lamb, to Thomas Robert “Bob” Webber. Unto this union two sons, Paul Robert and James Russell, and two daughters, Alice Jean and Julia Mabel, arrived to bless their home. Jeanette and Bob shared 28 years of marriage together until he passed away on October 14th, 1972.
Jeanette was a former inspector at Randall Textron in Vevay, retiring in 1986 after 21 years of service. She resided in the Switzerland County community most of her life on Tapps Ridge, Popcorn Ridge, in Center Square and in Vevay. She was a member of the Center Square Church of Christ and was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396. Jeanette enjoyed helping on the family farm, going to the Jack Sulllivan Senior Citizens Center, spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids, reading and listening to Christian music.
Survivors include her two daughters, Alice Jean Bye and husband Frank Micheal Bye of Madison and Julia Mabel Webber of Vevay; her two sons, Paul Robert Webber of Vevay and James Russell Webber and wife LaDonna (Reeves) Webber of Hanover; her five grandchhildren, Christina Lynn (Bye) Crank and husband Brian Eugene Crank of Dupont and Anthony Scott Bye of Chelsea, Indiana, Chentain Mychell Lee (Bye) Ashby and husband James Vernon Ashby, Jr., of Madison, Darrell Robert Bye of Madison and Rita Ann (Webber) Brown of Hanover; her eight great-grandchildren, Amber Nicole Crank of Dupont, Brian Austin Crank of Dupont, Natalie Elizabeth Bye of Chelsea, Brittany Nicole Sprong of Madison, James Blake Ashby of Madison, Isaac Duane Brown of Hanover, Haley Ann Brown of Hanover, and Tyler Anthony Brown of Hanover; and 11 nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Shona L. Webber on April 11th, 1978; her great-granddaughters, Allie Bye and Kaylie Bye on March 16th, 2009; her two brothers, Rolland Edward Turner in 1974 and James Howard Turner on May 25th, 1993; and her three sisters, Loretta Turner on September 1st, 2010, Marie (Turner) Hagenschneider on December 4th, 2002, and Marjorie L. (Turner) Peelman in 2003.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Brother Don Truesdell officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396 held special services Tuesday evening, July 29th, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Square Church of Christ.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Mary Esther Dart Liter, 88, of Madison, formerly of Deputy, passed away at 4:05 p.m., Monday, July 21st, 2014, at Jennings Healthcare in North Vernon.
She was born August 14th, 1925, in Crothersville, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Hezzie and Pearl (Lowry) Dart. The family moved to Deputy when she was four years old and she moved to Madison at the age of 16.
On July 18th, 1942, she was united in marriage to Ollie James Liter, Sr., in Madison. This happy union was blessed with three daughters and one son. Mary Esther was a devoted wife, loving mom and grammy.
She had worked for 28 years for IT & T in North Vernon as a machine operator and retired from Contour Corporation in Madison where she had worked for five years. Mary Esther enjoyed shopping, yard sales, bingo and being with her family. She was a member of the Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary, Deputy Homemaker’s Club and the Lick Branch Baptist Church. She had last attended the North Madison Christian Church.
She is survived by her three daughters, Joyce Low Pitcher and her husband, Barry of Washington, Maine, Brenda Beverly Henry Cable and her husband Rob of Madison and Dana Sue Lyons and her husband Melvin of Bethlehem, Kentucky; her son, Ollie James Liter, Jr., and his wife Jeanie of Madison; her brother, Charles Robert Dart of Deputy; her grandchildren, Leroy, Lynn, DeDe, Ryan, David, Darrin, Aimee, James R., Amanda, Kasey, Jaimee and Dakota; 21great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie James Liter, Sr., on May 28th, 2002; her sister-in-law, Betty Dart; and her sons-in-law, Roger Henry and Karl Low.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 27th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with Brother Bob Hicks officiating. Interment was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the famiily via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Harold Murray Yancey, 96, of Madison, passed away at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 27th, 2014, at his home near Madison.
He was born November 30th, 1917, in Madison, the loving son of the late Clarence and Effie Belle Cull Yancey. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there. He had served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged from the reserves.
Harold was united in marriage on May 24th, 1939, to Frances Pauline Sommer in Jeffersonville. This happy union of 71 years was blessed with two daughters and two sons.
Harold had farmed all of his life, raising beef cattle, dairy, chickens, hogs, corn, soybeans and tobacco. He had owned and operated Storm-Yancey Service Station in Hanover from 1956-1962. Harold was the founder and co-owner of Yancey’s Auto Parts in 1961 and it was to be one of the first businesses on Clifty Drive on Madison’s Hilltop. He retired in 1984 when his son took over the operation. Harold was very involved in politics in the Jefferson County Democrat Party and served as a Jefferson County Commissioner from 1982-1994. He was very involved in the Jefferson County Farm Bureau all of his life and served on the ASCS board for several years. He was a faithful member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and was a devoted husband, loving dad and grandpa. He especially enjoyed his 1930 antique car and his tractors. He found great enjoyment in gardening, raising flowers, working with his cattle, woodworking, dancing, singing hymns and socializing with his many friends and family members. Harold loved his dog, Snoopy.
He is survived by his two daughters, Shirley Kloepfer and her husband, Jake of Madison and Pam Zehren and her husband, John of Madison; his two sons, Harold Yancey and his wife, Ruth Ann of Madison and Jerry Yancey and his wife, Terri of Madison; his grandchildren, Natalie Marie (Chris); Jeffrey Lawrence (Monica), Lindsay Pauline, Autumn Marie (Fiancee, Roy), Zachary Ivan, Kevin Ray (Jodi), Kyle Wayne (Alli), Chandra Dee (Fiancee, Andre) and Kelsey Alina (Companion, Matthew); his great-grandchildren, Megan Ann, Abigail Marie, Joseph Francisco, Sophia Ann, Harold Cooper, Colin Luke, Isaac Peter, Miriam Weber, Eli Joseph, Kaleb Maddox, Connor Jaxson and Veda Bedell; his brother, Donald Yancey of Lexington, Kentucky; his sister, Ella Jean Woods and her husband, Raymond “Brownie” of Lexington, Kentucky; his sister-in-law, Margaret Sommer of Madison; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives
He was also preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Frances Pauline Sommer Yancey, on June 26th, 2010, his brothers, Charles and Pauline Yancey, Norwood and Margie Yancey; Bernard and Yancey, his granddaughter, Maria Del Scorro in 1969, his sister, Raynelle and Purdy O’Banion; his sisters-in-law, Helen Yancey and Mary Elizabeth Williams; his brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bernard and Mae Sommer.
Funeral mass will be held Saturday, August 2nd, at 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 413 East Second Street in downtown Madison, with Reverend Christopher A. Craig officiating. Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery, 305 West State Street in Madison.
Friends may call Friday, August 1st, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, August 2nd, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
The Rosary will be prayed on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church or Friends of Shawe & Pope John, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Claude Lester “Chip” Facemire, 50, of Madison, passed away at 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, a his home.
He was born June 26th, 1964, in Madison, the loving son of the late Claude Lester, Jr., and Shirley Jean Centers Facemire. He was raised in Madison, residing there all of his life. He was a 1983 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and had attended Ivy Tech.
Chip was united in marriage first to Susie Campton and then to Hilary Meyer.
Chip had worked for Envirex, Grote Industries, Jeff Boat and was currently working with Ohio Rod Products in Versailles. He was baptized and a member of the Hebron Baptist Church. Chip enjoyed woodcarving and making canes. He found enjoyment in hunting, fishing, archery, gardening, cooking, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and collecting marbles. Chip was a great friend to many and will be missed by his family.
Survivors include his two sisters, Tami Facemire Tatman and husband Jerry Tatman of Lexington, Indiana, Stacie Facemire of Charlestown, Indiana; two nephews, Tyler Brindel, Tanner Brindel; his niece, Juliana Dilk; his niece, Bella Dilk; his five aunts and uncles, Liz Facemire of Vevay, Charlotte Catherine Campbell of Arizona, Cheryl Ann and husband Taylor of Lexington, Indiana, Russell E. “Cap” Bilz of Madison, and Walter “Jim” and Vicki Centers of Madison; his great aunt, Jean Facemire Walters; his close cousin, Steve and Christy Facemire of Madison; and several other cousins and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his grandfather, Claude Lester, Sr., grandmother, Elizabeth C. Stites Facemire; his grandfather, Walter Centers; and his grandmother, Alzie Ada Amburgey Centers Garriott.
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Scott Elston at 6 p.m. Monday, August 4th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive on the hilltop in Madison. Interment will be private in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Friends may call Monday, August 4th, from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chip Facemire Memorial Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Robert Thomas “Bob” Boone, 92, of Moorefield, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Monday, July 28th, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born August 14th, 1921, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the loving son of the late, Loyd and Nellie Rae Perkins Boone. Bob was inducted into the United States Army on August 2nd, 1942, at Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He was a private serving in Battery B, 5th Training Detachment Field Artillery School during World War II. He fought in battles and campaigns in the Aleutians Islands and was honorably discharged on November 2nd, 1945, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, receiving the American Theater Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater With One Bronze Star. He was raised in Owen County, Kentucky and was raised in the Baptist faith. Bob was a farmer and construction worker, having farmed with his brother Austin in Jefferson and Ohio counties. He retired from Halcomb Home Center in Versailles in 1988. He enjoyed mowing his yard, woodworking and fishing.
Survivors include his daughters, Sandy Caplinger and her husband, Paul Eddie of Vevay and Debbie White and her husband, Tim of Lawrenceburg; his grandsons, Shawn Caplinger, Michael Caplinger, Steve White and Gary White; his great-grandchildren, Zachary, Cheyenne, and Linsey Caplinger; his two sisters, Ola B. Heath-Purvis and her husband, Charlie of Bedford, Kentucky and Arizona Jefferies of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ila Beckham, Marie Tinsley, Mabel Lee Boone, Gertrude Paul, Eunice Wright and Mary Greene; and his brothers, Atmore Boone, Porter Boone, Loyd “Les” Boone, Austin Boone and Edgar Boone
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 1st, at 11 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, with, Pastor K.C. Banta officiating. Interment will be in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, with full military honors conducted by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion at the chapel.
Friends may call Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Run Baptist Church, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.