Robert Glen "Bob" Baatz, 73, of Hanover, formerly of Vevay, passed away Saturday, October 20th, 2012, at Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover.
He was born October 4th, 1939, in Shelby County, Indiana, the loving son of the late Glen Henry and Opal Dorothy (Lee) Baatz. He was raised in Shelbyville where he was a 1957 graduate of Shelbyville High School.
He was united in marriage in 1960, in Shelbyville, to Patty Thomas. Unto this union three daughters and one son arrived to bless their home.
He retired in 2995 after 13 years of service as a police officer for the Town of Vevay. He was a former employee of Randall Textron in Vevay and Rising Sun Chair Factory in Rising Sun. He had resided most of his life in Switzerland County. He was a member of Markland Baptist Church. He will be remembered for his love of fishing and hunting. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
Survivors include his daughters, Corina Buchanan and husband Phillip of Dupont, Debbie Davis and husband Jeff of Hanover and Teresa Darling and husband Jeff of East Enterprise; his son, Chris Baatz and wife Brenda of Vevay; his 12 grandchildren, Heather, Dennis, Ryan, Brandi, Bridgette, Haley, Chantel, Dakota, Rachel, Cody, Brandon and Dakota; his five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Dylan, Austin, Abygail and Bailey; his sisters, Ramona Miller of Allensville, Reva Garrett of Shelbyville and Gloria McFadden of Moscow, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd Baatz; and his sisters, Mary Etta Helton and Olive Green.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Martin C. Justice at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, October 25th) at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Markland Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Wayne Bennett, 73, of Florence, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, at his home.
He was born May 20th, 1939, in Switzerland County the loving son of Stanley L. and Stella (Romans) Bennett. He was raised in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School.
He was united in marriage on November 27th, 1965, in Patriot, to Donna Sue Aylor. Unto this union two daughters arrived to bless their home. They shared 47 years of marriage together until his death.
He was formerly employed at the Carpenters Union Local #1142 in Lawrenceburg, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a former employee of Aurora Casket Company for three years. He was a former foreman at Randall Textron Inc., in Vevay. He had resided in Switzerland County all his life. He was a member of the Switzerland County Tractor Club and the National Antique Tractor Pullers Association. He will be remembered for his love of horse pulling, antique tractor pulling and rabbit hunting.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Donna Sue (Aylor) Bennett of Florence; his daughters, Laura Sullivan and companion James Fortner of East Enterprise and Stacey Harsh and husband Matthew of Akron, Indiana; his mother, Stella (Romans) Bennett; his five grandchildren, Sara Perkins-Tolbert, Ryan Sullivan, Anna Sullivan, Evan and Max Harsh; his brother, Gordon Bennett and wife Nancy of Rising Sun; and his sister, Janet "Peachy" Kent and husband Robert of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley L. Bennett on October 5th, 1997; and his sister, Betty Jo Lauderbaugh on August 23rd, 1994.
Funeral services were conducted by Bill Roberts Monday, October 22nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made 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.
Camilla "Joyce" (Riga) Stanley, 76, of Vevay, passed away at 8:56 p.m. Friday, October 19th, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
She was born August 27th, 1936, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the loving daughter of the late Henry C. and Lonie Jane (Fortenberry) Riga. She was raised in Arkansas until the age of 14, where she attended school. She was employed at the Switzerland County Historical Museum in Vevay. She resided in Switzerland County since 1995. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Richard Stanley. Unto this union four sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home.
Survivors include her four sons, Richard Stanley and wife Norma of Anderson, Donald Stanley of Mount Sterling, Rodney Stanley of Rushville, and Nick Stanley and wife Lisa of Madison; her daughter, Carol Falcon and husband David of Porter, Texas; her 13 grandchildren, April Mullanix, Scot Stanley, Stacy Stanley, Angela Stanley, Justin Stanley, Jacob Roland, Misty Stanley, Camile Travino, Shia Perez, Nathan Fox, Alicia Stanley, Travis Stanley and Natasha Ingacio; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; her sister, Laura Rose of Vevay; and her brother, Tony Riga of Northern, Indiana.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Richard Stanley; and her brother, Leon Riga.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made 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.
Matthew Harvel Riley 73, of Carrollton, Kentuckyt, passed away October 9th, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born on August 10th, 1939 in Carroll County, Kentucky, to the late Dallas and Alice Anders Riley. He spent his life tending the land as a farmer. He loved working on old cars and enjoyed the challenge of getting them running. He loved mowing his lawn, fishing, motorcycles and trucks.
Survivors include his three sisters; Nora Bell Gross of Vevay, Dora Ann Ward of New Castle, Kentucky and Alice Mae Downey of English, Kentucky; his stepchildren and step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Margaret Riley; and three brothers-in-law.
Graveside services were held Monday, October 15th, with burial in Port Royal Cemetery in Port Royal, Kentucky with Brother Keith Miller officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
James Thomas "Jim" Beach, 90, of Vevay, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Friday, October 19th, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
He was born September 19th, 1922, in Dearborn County, the son of the late James Bailey and Evelina Jane (Webster) Beach.
He was united in marriage on May 13th, 1946, in Vevay, to Christine Wood. Unto this union three sons and one daughter arrived to bless their home.
He drove a milk truck for five years for J.B. Roberts in Rising Sun. He farmed for Harold Christman for 37 years in Pleasant. He had resided in Switzerland County and was a farmer all of his life. He will be remembered for his love of his grandchildren, watching wrestling and westerns on television. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Christine Beach of Vevay; his sons, James Frederick Beach and wife Vickie of Nashville, Indiana, Steve Lee Beach and wife Brenda of Moorefield, and Roger Wayne Beach and wife Kim of Florence; his daughter, Martha Ann Rowlison and husband Bruce of Madison; his nine grandchildren, Jamie Lynn, Tonya Sue, Melissa Lee, Jonathon, Jennifer, Helen Elaine and Feather Ann, Carl and Christine; his six great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Kody, Jessica, Presley Elaine, Catherine Grace and Colton James; his great-great-granddaughter, Neela; and his sister, Betty Snow of Burlington, Kentucky.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence "Sam" Beach, Walter Beach and Robert Beach.
Funeral services were conducted by Reverend Ronald Sandidge Tuesday, October 23rd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Carroll F. "Buddy" Swanson, 71, of Bennington, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week's edition of this newspaper.
Curtis E. Shadday, 93, of Bargersville, Indiana, passed away September 30th, 2012.
He was born December 4th, 1918, in Vevay, the son of the late Ulie and Elsie (Steele) Shadday. He graduated salutatorian of his graduating class, excelling in math. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army. For more than 20 years he worked as a draftsman for Allison Transmission. He was involved with the American Legion and the Bargersville Senior Citizens. He was an avid woodworker, played golf, loved to read and enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Linda L. Shadday; his grandsons, Christopher A. and Gregory A. Shadday; his stepsons, Ray and "Butch" Stanfield; and his brother, Harold Shadday.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Alberta Burzlaff Shadday and Marguerite Shadday; his son, Michael C. Shadday; and stepsisters, Peggy Eastridge and Patty Shoemaker.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 5th, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Greenwood. Entombment with military honors followed in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278,
Amanda Hinz, 83, of Bear Branch, passed away August 27th, 2012, at her home.
She was born May 27th, 1916, at Pleasant Grove, the daughter of William Reaper and Lena Sommer Reaper. She was confirmed on March 24th, 1929, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Aurora. She graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1933.
On August 17th, 1940, she was married to John Hinz, and they lived together on a farm near Bear Branch their entire lives. Her joy was serving as a wife, a mother and a caregiver to her husband, her parents, and her children. Throughout her married life, and later as a widow, she remained a dedicated and lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
She remained active at St. Peter's as stewardship leader of the women's group and enjoyed sewing blankets and other items for distribution to various areas of need throughout the world. She also remained in relatively good health most of her life. She enjoyed gardening, food preparation and housekeeping. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by her family.
Survivors include her two children, Linda Allhands (Keith) and Larry Hinz; three grandchildren, Hannah Burke (Scott), Mary Smith (John), and Ruth Allhands; and two great-grandchildren, Seth Burke and Eli Burke.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, John Hinz.
Funeral services were held at St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Filter-DeVries Funeral Home of Dillsboro was in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Edward Huff, 87, of Dillsboro, formerly of Ohio County, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, October 21st, 2012, at Ross Manor in Dillsboro.
He was born in Ohio County on February 21st, 1925, the son of the late George and Grace (McLaughlin) Huff. He was a graduate of Patriot High School, Class of 1943. He served his country in the U.S. Army.
On March 8th, 1947, he married Evelyn Laverne (Brown) Huff who passed away on June 30th, 1997. They were married for 50 years.
When he was able he attended the Holmes Hill Church of Christ in French, Indiana. He was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge. He retired from the Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg and was also a farmer.
Survivors include two daughters, Pam (Jim) McDaniel of Rising Sun and Patty Huff of French, Indiana; his son, James (Phoebe) Huff of Hawesville, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Mark Huff, Blake Huff, Jason McDaniel and Michele Gregory.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles Huff; and his sisters, Lula Mae DeHart and Ethelene Huff.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 24th, by Evangelist Tommy Johnson at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Rescue Unit.