Edward A. “Bud” Weyrich, 79, of Vevay, passed away Monday, January 17th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born November 30th, 1925, in Cincinnati, the son of Edward D. and Clara A. (Joehnk) Weyrich, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Cincinnati and graduated from Western Hills High School in 1943. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on January 31st, 1944, and rose to the rank of sergeant. He studied Chinese at Yale University and served as an interpreter in World War II in the HQ and HQ CO USF China Theater. He was honorably discharged June 5th, 1946. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal World War II.
He was united in marriage to Janet Lois Stephenson March 28th, 1947, in Cincinnati. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.
He was employed with the Kroger Company in the Greater Cincinnati District for 34 1/2 years, working as a manager of several stores. He enjoyed boating, fishing, bowling, his children and grandchildren. He loved baseball, especially the Cincinnati Reds, and had played on the Cincinnati Reds Farm Team early in life. He resided in Delhi for many years, moving to Switzerland County 22 years ago. When living in Delhi he was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. After moving to Vevay he became a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Weyrich of Vevay; his son, Steven Edward Weyrich and wife Kim of Kettering, Ohio; his daughter, Sandi Kidwell and husband Jack of Florence; his sister, Helen Juergens of Cincinnati; his grandchildren, Christopher and Brian; his adopted grandchildren, Lauren and Melissa Kinne; his great-granddaughter, Lilli; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, January 20th, by Reverend Howard Wade at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or Special Olympics. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Michael Douglas “Mike” Hensley, 53, of near Vevay, passed away Thursday, January 13th, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born August 23rd, 1951, in Covington, Kentucky, the son of Richard Thomas and Beverly (Parsons) Hensley. He was a 1970 graduate of Dixie Heights High School in Crestview, Kentucky. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on August 12th, 1970, serving his country in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on May 12th, 1976. He was later inducted into the U.S. Army on March 3rd, 1981, and honorably discharged on June 30th, 1995. After his retirement from serving his country he was a dispatcher for Cisco Systems in Seattle, Washington, until moving to Vevay in May, 2004 to be closer to his family. He enjoyed computers, scuba diving, fishing and cross country skiing.
Survivors include his parents, Richard and Beverly Hensley of Vevay; his sister, Connie Wright and husband Carl of Vevay; and his brother, Gary Hensley.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 16th, by Reverend Charles Dayadharum at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Henry Irvin Rumple, 78, of Dolan, Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 20th, at his home from complications of a brain tumor.
He was born November 15th, 1926, in Monroe County, the third child of Henry and Ruby (Godsey) Rumple. He grew up near Stinesville. In 1944, he joined the U.S. Navy and was sent to DePauw University and Purdue University as part of the V12 program.
In February, 1956, he married Marjorie Howland of Santa Monica, California, and they had two sons. He and his brother Ken formed Rumple Brothers Construction in the 1950’s and built many homes and apartment buildings around Bloomington. He continued to manage College Mall Apartments and Arlington Valley Mobile Park until they were sold several years ago.
On August 7th, 1989, he married Gaye Scudder, a native of Switzerland County. They enjoyed 15 years of travel and retirement together.
He is survived by his wife, Gaye; his son Eric and wife Charron of Salt Lake City, Utah; his son Brent and wife Mariete of Indianapolis; four grandsons; much family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Winfred Rumple and Kenneth Rumple; and his sisters, Marian Hammerman and Jewel Paddack.
Memorial services were held Sunday, January 23rd, at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Bloomington or to the Stinesville Scholarship Fund in care of the Monroe County Foundation.
Samuel S. Schwartz
Samuel S. Schwartz, 81, of Scotts Ridge, near Pleasant, passed away Sunday, January 23rd, at his home following an extended illness due to Alzheimer’s Disease.
He was born October 27th, 1923, in Berne, Indiana, the son of Sam J. and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Schwartz. He was raised in Berne.
On November 15th, 1942, he was united in marriage in Berne, to Elizabeth J. Wickey. This union was blessed with seven sons and one daughter.
The family moved to Bowling Green, Missouri in 1948. He resided there until 1978 when he moved to Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania. In 1988, he moved to the Canaan-Pleasant community, residing there until his death. He was a wheelwright and blacksmith by trade. He repaired buggies all of his life. He enjoyed working as a carpenter and farming. He was a member of the Old Order Amish.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth J. Wickey Schwartz of hear Pleasant; his sons, Jerry Schwartz and wife Marie of Bowling Green, Missouri, Jake N. Schwartz and wife Elizbeth of Canaan, Amos Schwartz and wife Rhoda of Salem, Missouri, Samuel Schwartz and wife Lida of Hastand, Kentucky, David Schwartz and wife Susie of Ohio; his daughter, Melinda Yoder and husband Chris of Bowling Green, Missouri; his brothers, Jake Schwartz of Bennington , Joe Schwartz of Angoila, Indiana, and Noah Schwartz of Bowling Green, Missouri; his sisters, Lizzie Borntreger and Anna Borntreger, both of Bowling Green, Missouri, Barbara Yoder of Glasgow, Kentucky, Verena Schwartz and Carlina Schwartz, both of Bowling Green, Missouri; 50 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his children, Daniel Schwartz and a stillborn infant; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother, John Schwartz; and his sisters, Mary Hilty and Katie Eicher.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. today (Thursday) by Bishop Jerry Wickey at the Jake N. Schwartz residence, 7958 N. Scotts Ridge Road, Canaan, near Pleasant. Burial will be in the Old Order Amish Cemetery in Pleasant. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
William G. Branham, 64, of Hanover, passed away Sunday, January 23rd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born May 3rd, 1940, in Switzerland County, the son of James and Blanche (Richey) Branham. He retired in 2004 after 40 years working in the food service department at Madison State Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Madison and the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth A. (Sanders) Branham of Hanover; his daughters, Debra S. Coffey of Madison and Denise L. Branham of Hanover; his son, John E. Branham of Edinburgh, Indiana; his sister, Shirley Branham of Indianapolis; his brothers, Donald E. Branham of Madison and Robert Branham of Milton, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Branham, Jr.; and his sister, Frances Branham.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 26th, by Bishop Newel L. Stephens at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humanitarian Aid Fund of the Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.
Carmen Barbara Tonya Dilger, age 4, of Union, Kentucky, formerly of Canaan, passed away Thursday, January 20th, at her home.
She was born September 18th, 2000, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Nikolaus and Tonya Lynn (Higgins) Dilger. Present at the hospital for her birth and an adoring influence in her life was her big brother, Daniel. He spent hours and hours happily playing with her and involved her in activities he enjoyed such as bike riding, swimming, music and playing with play Mobil figures. Her beloved Mamaw and Papaw also shared many, many special days in her life, whether handcrafting play equipment, play furniture or simply devoting time to creative play. In addition to making new friends, she enjoyed swimming lessons, kindermusik, her German-speaking play group, and her new little dog, “Puppi’Pi.”
A true Daddy’s girl, she shared a love of computers, computer games, and dancing with her daddy. She was a member of Kid Academy Preschool 4-year-old Class at the First Church of Christ in Burlington, Kentucky. She also attended the Goddard School in Florence, Kentucky and was baptized in the St. Timothy Catholic Church in Union, Kentucky.
While so very young, the impact she had on the lives of all who knew and loved her was superseded only by her smile and the warmth it brought to people’s hearts.
Warm, loving memories of her will be cherished by her parents, Nikolaus and Tonya L. (Higgins) Dilger of Union; big brother, Daniel Dilger of Union; maternal grandparents, John F. and Barbara (Hart) Higgins of Canaan; paternal grandparents, Bernhard and Ilse Dilger of Bochum, Germany; maternal great-grandparents, John I. and Mary Perle Higgins of Canaan; aunts and uncles, Bettina Dilger and Gerhard Rocholl of Bochum, Germany, John “Joey” and Debbie Higgins of Canaan, Alexander Dilger of Muenster, Germany; cousins, Julia and Christopher Rocholl and Jacqui Higgins; as well as many extended relatives, friends, classmates, and other simply inspired by her story.
She will be tenderly cared for by her brother, Patrick Jakob “Pat-Pat” Nathan Dilger who passed away November 10th, 1996; and her maternal great-grandparents, Harold and Frances (O’Connell) Hart.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 23rd, by Reverend Ron Lee at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery in Moorefield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmen Dilger Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Lottie Ellie Smith, 87 , of Vevay, passed away Sunday, January 23rd, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay following an extended illness.
She was born July 25th, 1917, in Waynesburg, Kentucky, the daughter of Ed N. and Annie May (Singleton) Smith. She resided in Waynesburg most of her life. She was a practical nurse most of her life, caring for the elderly. She was a member of the Waynesburg Church of God.
She enjoyed playing piano and mandolin. She enjoyed beautiful flowers, gardening, singing and attending church. She had been a resident at Swiss Villa the past eight years and had become apart of the family there. She was lovingly cared for by all who worked there. She will be greatly missed by the patients and staff at Swiss Villa.
Survivors include her sister-in-law and caregiver, Juanita Smith of Burlington, Kentucky; her nephews and nieces, Dallas and Ronald Smith, James and Lawrence Cammack, Anna Laura Garrett, Diana Sue Spillman, Thomas Edward Smith and Deborah K. Parnell; several great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Gladys Henderson and Katherine Cammack; and her brothers, Arthur, Archie, Arvel, Elliott and Adla Smith.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 26th, by Reverend Howard Wade at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Double Springs Cemetery in Waynesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Memorial Fund or Gideon’s Memorial Bible Plan. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.