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Obituaries 12-5-13

Dr. Charles Facemire

Dr. Charles Franklin Facemire, age 75, of Roundup, Montana, formerly of Madison, passed away at his home on November 27th, 2013.

He was born December 20th, 1937, in Madison, to Lester and Elizabeth Stites Facemire. He served four years in the U.S. Navy before marrying Elizabeth Arlene Curtis in Madison, on September 1st, 1961. During his years of working for the government Dr. Facemire took time out to complete his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico, Las Cruses, New Mexico, and his master's degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois and his doctoral degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He retired from working with the U.S. government in 1995. He then taught microbiology, anatomy, chemistry and math at Ivy Tech in Indiana and the Western New Mexico University Extension in Deming, New Mexico. His lifelong passion has been genealogy; to date he has collected and verified over 23,000 names in his ancestral lines. As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Facemire served in many positions, but his favorite position was that of being able to work for over 15 years in the LDS Temples in Atlanta, Georgia, Louisville, Kentucky, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Billings, Montana.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Arlene Curtis Facemire of Roundup; his sons, Tony Facemire and wife, Connie of Scottsdale, Arizona, Chris Facemire and wife, Kathy of Greenville, Ohio, Mike Facemire and wife, Teena of Tucson, Arizona, and Mark Facemire and wife Kate of Gilbert, Arizona; his daughters, Shelly Adamson and husband, Jay of Roundup, Shauna Zorn of Roundup; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; his sisters, Charlotte Catherine Campbell of Deming, New Mexico and Cheryl Ann Taylor and husband, Dave of Lexington, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Lester Facemire, Sr. died, October 22nd, 1995, and Elizabeth Catherine Stites Facemire, died January 15th, 2008; his daughter, Lea Yoder, died, November 4th, 2013; his grandson, Chad Allen Gardener died, March 25th, 2010; his brother, Claude Lester Facemire, Jr., died in 1984; and his sister in law, Shirley Jean Centers Facemire died in 1995.

Funeral were conducted Wednesday, December 4th, by Bishop Richard Johnson at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Madison. Interment followed in the Slawson Cemetery near Bennington with military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion and the U.S. Naval Great Lakes Ceremonial Unit. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Carl Weaver, Jr.

Carl C. Weaver, Jr., 85, of Garland, Texas, passed away Monday, November 25th, 2013.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 16th, 1928, the son of the late Carl C. and Ida (Neimige) Weaver, Sr. He was a retired electrical engineer and was a member of the Lavon Drive Baptist Church in Garland, Texas.

On August 5th, 1950, in Cincinnati, he married Wilma Bachman Weaver, who preceded him in death on February 16th, 2013.

Survivors include his two daughters, Carla (Timothy) Borgend and Ellen (David) Darling; his two sons, Jeff (Tranessa) Weaver and Steve (Holly) Weaver; and 10 grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth McMahon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7th, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Interment will be in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Terri Spenneberg

Terri Linn Ray Spenneberg, 59, of Vevay, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 25th, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born on May 9th, 1954, in Madison, the loving daughter of Vernon Douglas and Elizabeth "Libby" Hankins Ray. She was raised in Vevay and was a 1978 graduate of Switzerland County High School.

She was first united in marriage to Greg Brewer in 1971. This union was blessed with a son Gregory and a daughter Brandy.

A later marriage on January 1st, 1978, was to James Short. This union was blessed with twins, Jacqueline and James.

On July 16th, 1994, she was united in marriage in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Evan Wayne Spenneberg.

She was known for her work ethic, holding down five jobs at one time. She had sold Fuller Brush products, managed the Free Spirit Band, worked at the Moose Lodge in Osgood and owned Ray's Tavern in Dillsboro and also did private babysitting.

She had last worked a Richardson Industries in Vevay as a supervisor and owned and operated the Little Hands Baby Clothing and Furniture Store in Vevay. She had furthered her education with Ivy Tech where she had completed several courses in computers. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay and the Vevay VFW Auxiliary Post 5396. She was known for her smile, charm and appearance. She enjoyed her dogs, dancing, music, shopping, computer games, and playing Yahtzee with Gloria.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Spenneberg of Vevay; her daughters, brandy Brewer of Vevay and Jacqueline Elizabeth Jeanette Short-Scudder and husband Michael of Vevay; her two sons, Gregory Allen Brewer of Vevay and James Douglas Ray Short and wife Rebecca of Vevay; her seven grandchildren, Ashley Sorrell, Brittany Marcum, Michael Damian Brewer, Zachary Brewer, Alexander Hise, Aaron Scudder, Michael Hendershot; her great-grandchild, Alora Perez; her mother, Elizabeth "Libby" Hankins Ray of Vevay; her brother, Mickey D. Ray and wife Direnda of East Enterprise; her nieces, Mickie Lynn Furnish and Emy Jo Duke; her mother-in-law, Juanita Osborne of Owenton, Kentucky; her three stepsons, Evan Wayne Spenneberg, Jr., and wife Nancy Jo of Jacksonville, Florida, Brett Spenneberg of Rock Springs, Wyoming, James Evan Austin Spenneberg of Frankfort, Kentucky; her stepdaughter, Leslie Ann Spenneberg of Colorado; several step-grandchildren and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Douglas Ray in 1998; her sister, Rhonda Lee Ray in 1952; her brother, Larry Michael Ray in 1953; and stepson, Troy Spenneberg.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 30th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Jeremiah Haynes officiating. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Vevay VFW Auxiliary Post 5396 held services Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Dora Blozy

Dora Jean (Brown) Blozy, 58, of East Enterprise, passed away at 3:07 a.m. Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, at her residence.

She was born November 18th, 1955, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clarence Albert and Betty (Lucas) Brown. She was a 1972 graduate of Heinold Junior High and later graduated in 1978 from Oklahoma State University. She was a former slot technician at Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence for several years. She was also a former hairdresser. She resided the past 16 years in the East Enterprise community. She enjoyed making crafts, knitting and watching TV.

Survivors include her two sons, James J. Blozy, Jr., and wife Janelle of Florence and Chad S. Townson and wife Christi of Florence, Kentucky; her seven grandchildren, Savannah, Emma Grace, Lilly, Isabella, Alexander, Charlotte and Carson; her sister, Patricia Duncan of Hillsboro, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters.

There will be no services and no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Rosalie Warner

Rosalie Charlotte Warner, age 89, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away at 10:02 p.m. on Sunday, November 24th, 2013, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

Born on June 23, 1924 in Vevay, she was the daughter of Thomas James and Dora Ellen (Poling) Scroggin. She lived in Switzerland County (Vevay), then moved to Fort Wayne, in 1984 and moved to Columbia City in 2009. She attended St. Mary's, Vevay and Madison Consolidated Schools.

On September 12th, 1944, she married Charles Rae Warner in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was a foster grandparent and a van driver for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fort Wayne.

 Survivors include her children, Carolyn A. (Rex) Rutter of Osgood, Barbara R. (Donald) Scudder of Vevay; Denise N. (Charles) Warner of Arcola, Greta L. (Pat) Connel of Valencia, California, Joetta C. Drobek of Leo, Becky Ruth Ross of Columbia City, Harriet (Donald) Hathaway of North Manchester, and Paul T. Warner of Bennington; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Rae Warner; her daughters, Jaunita J. Smither and Marilyn S. Coy; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Orville, Wallace, Norman and Thomas Scroggin, Pearl Dunning and Lavona Alexander; half brothers and half sisters, Grover Scroggin, Tida Pettitt, Blanche Levell and Leora Clements.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 30th, at the DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home in Columbia City with a Committal Service following in Vevay Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

Virginia Richards

Virginia Mae Alford Richards, 92, of Vevay, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Friday, November 29th, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

She was born November 14th, 1921, in Allensville, the loving daughter of the late Marshall and Lillian Mae Pryor Alford. She resided in Ohio County for 18 years and was a 1940 graduate of Dillsboro High School.

On February 15th, 1941, she was united in marriage in Madison to Roy H. Richards. This happy union of 48 years was blessed with three sons and a daughter.

They settled on a farm on Chapel Ridge Road near Fairview and resided there the past 74 years. She enjoyed being a homemaker, mother and farm wife. She loved to cook, bake, swim and garden. She was a faithful member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church near Pleasant.

Survivors include her daughter, Becky James and husband John of North Vernon; her two sons, Gayle Richards of Hanover and Robert "Bob" Richards and wife Juanita of Vevay; her daughter-in-law, Vonda Richards of Madison; her caregiver and daughter-in-law, Barbara Richards of Vevay; her sister, Aldean Brindley of Greensburg; her grandchhildren, Dale Richards, Troy Richards (Georgia), Bruce Shane Richards (Crystal), Todd Richards (Tracie), T.J. Richards (Natasha), Cate Burton (Doug), Tina Leas (Gregg), Roy L. Richards (Becky), Belinda Heath, Beth Scholar (Jeff), Chris Richards and Dusti Richards; 29 great-grandchildren; seven great-grreat-grandchildren; her half brothers and half sisters, Marshall Alford, Morris Alford, Rebecca Rimstidt, Rachel Goolsby, David Alford, and Erna Siekman; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Roy H. Richards on December 31st, 1989; her son, Jimmy Richards in July, 2003; her grandson, Ross Allen Richards; her great-grandson, Troy McGinnis; her brother, John Alford; and her sisters, Alma Benham, Doris Osborn, and Edith Lee Alford.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 2nd, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Dr. Marcella Modisett

Dr. Marcella Sullivan Modisett, 96, of Madison, passed away peacefully November 24th, 2013, at 10:20 p.m. at her home surrounded by members of her loving family.

She was born June 6th, 1917, to Mabel Sholty and Devaine Sullivan in Wabash, Indiana. As a child Dr. Modisett attended school in Silver Lake and North Manchester, Indiana where she graduated high school. She graduated from Manchester College in 1939 and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1943 after studying one year in Bloomington and three years in Indianapolis.

On June 6th, 1943, she wed Jackson Woollen Modisett in North Manchester.

Later that summer they both were graduated from medical school. After graduation, Dr. Jack Modisett, was a Navy officer in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Dr. Marcella, as she was later known, did her internship at Indianapolis City Hospital, residency at San Francisco Children's Hospital in OB-GYN, and she did another residency at Cleveland City Hospital.

In 1946, after her husband Dr. Jack Modisett completed his naval duty, the couple chose to start their medical practices in Madison. On January 1st, 1950, the Modisetts, IU classmate Dr. Robert O. Zink, and surgeon Dr. Lewis Jolly formed a partnership that was known as the Madison Clinic. Through the years the Madison Clinic grew to become one of the largest medical practices in the area. Dr. Marcella retired from the practice of medicine in 1984.

Dr. Marcella was active in various community groups including serving on the boards of the Kentuckiana Girl Scouts of America, Jefferson County Board of Health, Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, Jefferson County Historical Society and Planned Parenthood of Indiana. In recognition of her service to these organizations, she also received a number of awards. In 1979 she was given the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. In 2013 she was named one of the Girls' Inc. "She Knows Where She's Going" honorees. Also in 2013, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana presented her with the "Tough Cookie Award", which is their highest award given to volunteers.

One of Dr. Marcella's most enduring achievements was working with other community members to create a place for Girl Scouts throughout the Kentuckiana area to enjoy the experience of the outdoors. Camp Whippoorwill stands as a testament to her love for Girl Scouts and its mission. Dr. Marcella also was a member of Daffodil Society of Southern Indiana where she won first of show with one of her over 150 varieties of daffodils that she grew in her yard. For many years she participated in the annual bird count. 

Survivors include her daughter Pat Modisett and husband Sam Wilson of Houston, Texas, and their daughter Sarah Wilson of St. Louis; daughter Karen Modisett of Madison, son J. Michael Modisett and wife Jan Kleopfer of Lexington, Indiana; son W. Marc Modisett and wife Kim Roberts of Waterford, Michigan and his daughter Cathy Modisett Berkey and her husband Ryan, San Francisco. Additional survivors: Nephews; William Merrill Sullivan and Donald Harold Sullivan; cousins: Mrs. Sylvia Sholty Priest; Mr. Jay Sullivan and his wife Barbara; Mrs. Marlyn Sullivan Brown and her husband Glen; Mrs. Sharon Sullivan Hinrichsen and husband Roy.

Dr. Marcella was preceded in death by her parents Devaine and Mabel Sholty Sullivan; her husband Dr. Jackson Modisett 1978, her brother Harold Demoine Sullivan; her cousins Dr. William Sholty, Mrs. Mary Jane Sholty Murtaugh; Mrs. Geraldine Sullivan Slough, and Mrs. Jean Sullivan Halterman. 

A celebration of Dr. Marcella's life was held Monday, December 2nd, officiated by Reverend Dennis Ingle at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.

The family has requested donations can be made to the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County (Jefferson County Historical Society Fund, Kentuckiana Girl Scout Fund, Rinda Raines Memorial) or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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