Verlie Ann (Buchanan) Griffin, 74, of Vevay, passed away at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, September 8th, 2012, at her home.
She was born March 25th, 1938, in Milan, the daughter of Wilbur Russell "Toots" and Elizabeth Melzena (Bovard) Buchanan. She was raised in Quercus Grove and was a 1956 graduate of Patriot High School in Patriot. She graduated in 1958 from the Millers Business School in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1956 to 1961, she was employed at Seagram's Distillery where she worked in the office.
She was united in marriage on April 27th, 1957, at Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, to Kenneth "Kenny" Griffin. Unto this union two sons arrived to bless their home. They resided in Rising Sun from 1957 to 1966 and she was employed at SW Neary Optometrist in Aurora from 1962 to 1963. They moved to Vevay in 1967 and they have enjoyed the past 55 years of marriage together.
She was employed as a proofer for the First National Bank in Vevay, retiring in 1990 after 18 years of service. She was employed at the Kids R US Daycare Center in Vevay from 1991 to 1993. She was employed by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Vevay from 1998 to 1999. She was baptized and was a member of Quercus Grove United Methodist church. She will be remembered for being a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Wednesday, September 12th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Randall Vernon Trinkle, 80, TSGT, USAF Retired, of Georgia, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 20th, 2012.
He attended Vevay High School and served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force which included two tours in Vietnam. He owned and operated a heating and air conditioning company in Georgia where he resided until his death. He attended school in Vevay, retired from the U.S. Air Force, and settled in Meansville, Georgia.
He is survived by his son, Billy; his daughter, Jimmie Sue; his grandson, Matthew; and two brothers, Edward and Jack. Randall. He also leaves behind his special friend, Sarah; her two daughters; his loving grandchildren; and many close friends with whom he loved to hunt and fish.
He will be sadly missed by his brothers, Jack and Eddie, as well as all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Vernon (Hoad) Trinkle; his sisters Vera, Jane, and Libby; and his nephew, John Vernon.
Funeral services were held in Newnan, Georgia. Burial services were held Friday, September 7th, in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. His services were attended by family members and friends from Indiana, Georgia, and Virginia.
Carl Patros "Pat" Patrakos, 94, of Madison, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, September 9th, 2012, at Greenwood Meadows in Greenwood, Indiana.
He was born August 4th, 1918, in Hanover, the loving son of the late John and Mary Craigmyle Petrakos. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1936 graduate of Madison High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II on July 10th, 1941. He rose to the rank of duty staff sergeant in the message supply center and fought in the European Theatre for two years. He was honorably discharged on October 23rd, 1945. He was employed in the postal service for 10 years with the United States Postal Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1965. He worked in the Petrakos Brothers Cafe on Main Street in downtown Madison all through school until he went to war. He was a member of Jefferson Post o of the American Legion and Trinity United Methodist Church. He enjoyed leisure activities and watching his nephew, Tom Turner, as a jockey in the horse races.
Survivors include his sister, Martha Fewell of Indianapolis; his half sister, Anna Chambless of Scottsburg; his nephews, James Kappas of Cincinnati, John Kappas of Park Hills, Kentucky, Terry Fewell of Greenwood, Stephen Fago of Riverview, Florida, Alex Fago of Michigan and Cody Chambless of Scottsburg; his nieces, Mary Lucas of Union, Kentucky, Carolyn Turner of Greenwood, Cheryl Myers of Cincinnati, Darlene Roberts and Ingrid Peters, both of Vevay; many grand and great-grand nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Tysia Kappas, Christian Fago, Catherine Baglan and Mary Kasper; his brother, Ingram Petrakos; and his nephew, John D. Petrakos.
Graveside services were conducted by Reverend Dennis Ingle Wednesday, September 12th, with burial in Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. A final salute was conducted Wednesday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion with full military honors conducted at the graveside. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Edith J. Duncan Risk, 83, of Hanover, formerly of Canaan, passed away Wednesday, August 29th, 2012, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born September 28th, 1928, in Trimble County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of Reuben and Virginia Helen Green Duncan. She attended Central High School and was united in marriage on December 23rd, 1944, at her parents' home to Carl S. Risk. This happy union was blessed with three sons and one daughter.
She resided most all of her married life in the Canaan community and was a faithful member of the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church near Canaan. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed caring and nurturing her children and grandchildren. She would often be found helping her devoted husband on the family farm and for 28 years driving the afternoon school bus route to enable the farm work to continue. She was a 58-year member of the Hanover Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 525 and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved cooking and preparing delicious meals for family and friends. She was well known for her pies and fried chicken. She loved family vacations and traveling.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 68 years, Carl S. Risk of Hanover; her sons, Carl William "Bill" Risk of Madison, Gerald Wayne Risk and wife Karen of Madison, and James Robert "Jim Bob" Risk and wife Connie of Madison; her daughter, Carol Sue Risk of Greenwood; her brother, Jim Duncan and wife Mary of Madison; her sister, Doris Riley and husband Don of Madison; her sister-in-law, Lavonna "Babe" Risk of Hanover; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Andy Armstrong of Vevay; her nine grandchildren: Kathy and Bryon Sego; Kevin and Elizabeth Risk; Charles Robert "Chuck" Hensler; Carlene and Chris Meloy; Carl and Christy Risk; Jenny Risk, Joe Risk, J.B. and Stacy Risk, Holly and Gabe Hearne; her great-grandchildren: Hunter and Katelynn Sego; Megg Hensler; Cole and Camryn Meloy; Abby and Emma Risk; Clinton and Raeanna Hearne; Jackson, Anika and Kyle Risk; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Reuben Duncan on August 3rd, 1977; her mother, Virginia Helen Green Duncan on December 18th, 2005; her daughter-in-law, Dianna K. Risk on November 29th, 2007; her great-grandson, Brok Hensler on October 29th, 2002; and her brother-in-law, Howard C. Risk on October 12th, 2008.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Ed Roberts Saturday, September 1st, at the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church near Canaan. Order of Eastern Star, Hanover Chapter No. 525 and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary each conducted services Friday evening at Morgan-Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment was in Canaan Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.
Eddie Ogez, Sr.
Eddie Ogez, Sr., 69, of Scottsburg, Indiana passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Friday, September 7th, 2012, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born March 12th, 1943, in Indianapolis, the son of Charles and Irene Lloyd Ogez. He worked for Reliance in Columbus and Arvin Industries in North Vernon. He also worked for Ogez's Son construction company in Jefferson/Jennings County. He was a graduate of Indianapolis Public Schools and a member of Commiskey 1st Church of God. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, watching John Wayne movies and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his one son, Eddie (Betty) Ogez, Jr., of Commiskey, Indiana; two daughters, Alice (Gary) Perkins of North Vernon and Patricia (David) Johnson of Deputy; one brother, Jack (Margaret) Ogez of Jacksonville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Joshua Johnson and Jennifer Johnson, both of Deputy, Steven Litzy and Crystal Litzy, both of North Vernon, Cody Kissick and Chandel Kissick, both of Commiskey; two great-grandchildren, Kyle Johnson of Deputy, and Steven Litzy of North Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ernie Ogez.
In keeping with his wishes no services are planned at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Memorials may be made through the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services for funeral expenses. You are invited to leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com
Earl William "Bill" Adams, 85, of Rising Sun, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, September 8th, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
He was born in La Feria, Texas, on October 11th, 1926, the son of the late Earl Edward and Alice Irene (Schnabel) Adams. When he was six years old the family moved to Jefferson County and he attended Central School from first grade until he graduated high school in 1945. On June 5th, 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy and served until June 1st, 1946. On September 18th, 1950, he was again called to serve his country during the Korean War, this time in the U.S. Army and he served until June 18th, 1952.
On February 17th, 1951, in Lawrenceburg, he married Margie Williams who survives.
He is also survived by his two sisters, Norma Jean Ayler of Madison and Mary Alice Bowman of Rising Sun; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, James; and his sister, Dorothy Ann Carrigan.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, September 13th) at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun with Dennis Carrigan and Frederick Ayler officiating. Interment will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery. The family requests donations to the Ohio County Rescue Unit, Rising Sun American Legion Post 59 or to the charity of the donor's choice.