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October 22, 2017

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Obituaries 10-12-17

Robert Lamson

Robert D. "Bob" Lamson, age 86, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday October 3rd, 2017, at the Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Bob entered this life on April 1st, 1931, in Madison, the loving son of the late Harry Dupraz and Lucille "Sis" (Haskell) Lamson. He was raised in Vevay, where he was a 1949 graduate of the Vevay High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in education in 1956 and later earned his Master's Degree in education from Butler University in Indianapolis.

Bob was inducted into the United States Army on December 1st, 1952, in Indianapolis, serving during the Korean War. He earned the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and the National Defense Service Medal. Bob was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on November 10th, 1954, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

Bob was united in marriage on July 2nd, 1953 at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, to Roberta J. Dickason, and to this union arrived a son, Michael; and a daughter, Lee Ann; to bless their home. Bob and Roberta shared over 64 years of marriage together until his death.

Bob was a former fifth grade teacher for Harrison Hill Elementary School in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring in 1991 after 33 years of service. He was also a former Principal for Skiles Test Elementary School in Indianapolis for two years. He was a former driver for Berkshire Retirement Center in Indianapolis for 20 years.

Bob was a member of the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407, Oakland Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 159, Oakland Masonic Lodge #140 F&AM, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Butler University, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Coyote Club of Indianapolis, Indiana State Retired Teacher's Association and the Vevay American Legion Post #185. He was a member of the Lawrence United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bob enjoyed reading, golfing and playing cards. Bob will be deeply missed by his loving family and abundance of friends.

Bob will be dearly missed by his loving wife of over 64 years, Roberta J. (Dickason) Lamson of Indianapolis; his daughter, Lee Ann Richardson of Monrovia, Indiana; his son, Michael Wayne Lamson of Vevay; his grandchildren: Dana Jessee; Robert Lamson and his wife: Rachel; Laura McKinney and her husband: Jack; and Holly Wodtke and her husband: Jayson; by his great-grandchildren: Luke Jessee, Levi Jessee, Mikey McKinney and Gabe McKinney; by his brothers-in-law: Harold Dickason and his wife Mary Ann of Indianapolis and William Lee "Bill" Konkle of Vevay; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Dupraz Lamson, who died on August 10th, 1999 and Lucille "Sis" (Haskell) Lamson, who died on December 18th, 2002; his brothers, William Nelson Lamson, who died on March 17th, 1930 and John Michael "Mickey" Lamson, who died on December 29th, 1970; and his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Konkle, who died on July 1st, 2011.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, by Pastor Joseph Johnson at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, October 7th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence United Methodist Church or to the Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Patricia Turner

Patricia Kaye "Pat" Tucker Turner, age 72, of Hanover, Indiana, died on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, at 8:36 p.m. at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

Pat entered this life on April 12th, 1945 in Madison, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Glenn W. "Dempsey" Sr. and Kathryn Louise Young Tucker. She was raised in Madison and was a 1963 graduate of Madison High School.

On April 2nd, 1965 Pat would marry her sweetheart since her sophomore year in high school, Avon Leon Turner at the Hanover Baptist Church. This happy union of 52 years was blessed with a son, Jon Dirk and a daughter, Cynthia Gale.

After she had her children raised and in school, Pat went back to school to become a Registered Nurse through Ivy Tech. She had worked several years for Reliance in Madison. After becoming a Registered Nurse, she served at Scott Memorial Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital in Charlestown, on Two South at King's Daughters' Hospital, and retired from Madison State Hospital after 17 years of service.

Pat helped her husband, Leon to found the Hanover Independent Baptist Church, and they pastored it for 11 1/2 years. In 1994 she and Leon founded, Medical Missions for Christ. This resulted in several mission trips to Guam, the Carolina Islands, and the Micronesian Islands. She had served as a missionary nurse with Dr. Joy Angel on several overseas mission trips.

Currently she was serving with her husband at the Bible Baptist Temple at Lancaster, Indiana for the past nine years. She enjoyed serving in the Ladies Mission Circle at her church as well. She loved her animals, enjoyed arranging flowers, decorating, shopping, watching basketball games, watching romance and hallmark channels on TV, always enjoyed the holidays, and her children and grandchildren were the highlight of her life. Pat was a kind Christian woman who enjoyed giving and helping others.

Pat will be missed by her loving husband of 52 years, Pastor Leon Turner of Hanover, Indiana; her loving son, Jon Dirk Turner and his wife, Elaina of Hanover, Indiana; her loving daughter, Cynthia Gale Turner Upchurch and her husband, Todd of Shelbyville, Kentucky; her adoring grandchildren: Zane Turner (Gabrielle), Trey Turner and Ezra Leon Carpenter; her step-grandchildren, Hannah Duke (Adam), Michaela Upchurch, Mary Wardrup (Avery), Daniel Upchurch, Isaac Upchurch, Gracie Upchurch, Molly Upchurch, Katie Guignet, Kylie Shields and Lief Estes; and her step great-grandchildren: Adam Lee Duke and Levi Duke.

She is also survived by her sister, Kathy Jo Brown of Zephyr Hills, Florida; her brothers: Glenn W. Tucker, Jr. of North Vernon, Indiana; Dennis Michael Tucker of Canaan, Indiana; and Jerry Lynn Tucker of Madison; her brother-in-law, Edward Wayne Ward of Madison; her sister-in-law, Phyllis Jean O'Connell and her husband, Clair of Columbus, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn W. "Dempsey" Tucker, Sr. who died on July 31st, 2009; her mother, Kathryn Louise Young Tucker, who died on October 25th, 2005: her brothers: Gary Lee Tucker, who died on July 2nd, 1951 and James Lee Tucker, who died on September 26th, 2007; her sister, JoAnn Ward, who died on August 1st, 2016; her brother-in-law, Mike Brown; her sister-in-law, Deanna Turner; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ivan and Juanita Lauderbaugh Turner.

Home going services were conducted on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, by Pastor Joel Almaroad at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, October 7th, and also on Sunday, October 8th prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bible Baptist Temple Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.





David Bradley, Sr.

David Lee Bradley, Sr., 70, of Rising Sun, passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at his residence.

David was born in Guilford, Indiana on July 9th, 1947, the son of the late Dorothy and Cecil Bradley.

He was the husband of Linda L. (Lewis) Bradley. David and Linda were married on December 17th, 1971.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a SP 4 during the Vietnam War; and was a member of VFW Post #5312 in Aurora, Indiana. David worked as a supervisor at Stedman Foundry for many years. David was an outdoors man and liked to fish, hunt, work in the garden and go camping. He also enjoyed a game of horseshoes.

In addition to his loving wife Linda; David is survived by two daughters: LeeAnn Uhlman (Steve), of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Melinda Simpson (Craig), of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; by two sons: James McAlister (Rena), of Anderson, Ohio and David Lee Bradley, Jr. (Rhea), of Zionsville, Indiana; by grandchildren: Tyler, Kayleigh, Bradley, Aiden, Dallas, Justin, Kyle, Lucas, Logan and Cole and by a great grandson: Dakota.

He is also survived by three sisters: Bonnie Saunders, of Rising Sun; Shirley Nordhoff, of Aurora, Indiana; and Bertha Nichols, of Rising Sun; by five brothers: John Bradley, of Moores Hill, Indiana; Paul Bradley, of Dillsboro, Indiana; Oscar Bradley, of Aurora, Indiana; Robert Bradley, of Moores Hill, Indiana and Cecil Bradley, of Aurora, Indiana.

David was preceded in death by his parents; by his granddaughter, Elliot; and by his brother, Norman Bradley.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 9th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Thomas Beatley officiating. Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, October 9th prior to the beginning of the service. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society. Cards are available at funeral home.





Deanna Green

Deanna Lynn Green, age 56, of Patriot, passed away on Wednesday October 4th, 2017, at her residence.

Deanna entered this life on April 12th, 1961, in Madison, the loving daughter of, Ivan Andrew and Dollie Ann (Reese) Green. She was raised in Patriot, and was a 1979 graduate of the Switzerland County High School.

Deanna was employed for Besi Inc., in Vevay, for 10 years; and at the Plastic Moldings Factory in East Enterprise, for 12 years. She resided all of her life in the Patriot community. Deanna enjoyed rock-n-roll and spending time with her grandchildren.

Deanna will be deeply missed by her son, Levi Lindsay Green of Madison; her grandchildren: Elijah and Easton Green of Madison; her brother, Andrew Green of Patriot; her sisters: Reesea Jackson and her husband: Joey of Patriot and Charla Azbell of Indianapolis; her brother-in-law, Fred Azbell of Indianapolis; her nieces and nephews: Drew Azbell, Alli Azbell, Bailey Jackson and Samuel Azbell; her maternal aunt, Mary Reese of Patriot; her paternal aunts and uncles: Catherine McManus of Vevay, Alberta Reed of Vevay, Lucille and Cherry Phillips of Vevay, Linda Poling of Patriot, Galen and Billie Green of Vevay, and Jo Green of Center Square; and her cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal-grandparents: Samuel L. and Lena E. (Seymour) Reese; her paternal-grandparents: Andrew and Sadie M. (Peters) Green; her paternal uncles: Marvin, Allen, Arthur "Buddy" and Charles Green; and her paternal-aunts: Dorothy Scott and Meredith Scudder.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, October 7th, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, October 7th, prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Deanna Lynn Green Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home; or Charity of the Donor's Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.







Hilbert Scudder, Jr.

Hilbert "Hibbie" Scudder, Jr., age 80, of Vevay, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, October 5th, 2017, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas, Kentucky.

Hibbie entered this life on May 29th, 1937, in Bennington, Indiana, the son of the late Hilbert Scudder, Sr. and Elsie Edith (Shadday) Scudder. He was raised in Switzerland County, where he was a 1956 graduate of Vevay High School.

Hibbie was united in marriage on August 24th, 1957, at the Bennington United Methodist Church, to Roberta Woolums, and to this union arrived a daughter, Leah to bless their home. Hibbie and Roberta shared 60 years of marriage together until his death.

He was employed for Joseph E. Seagrams for 33 1/2 years and for Belterra Casino & Resort for five years. Hibbie was a faithful member of the Switzerland County Lions Club since 1986, Bennington United Methodist Church, Jeff Craig Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 for 34 years.

He served on the Vevay Town Council for seven years, Democrat Precinct Committeeman for 24 years and Jefferson Township Advisory for eight years.

Hibbie and Roberta built many homes in the Switzerland County community. They owned and operated Scudder Department Store for 17 years, Bargain Furniture and the Hilbert Scudder Construction. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved Switzerland County where he resided all of his life. If you would ask anyone if they knew Hibbie, they would say of course!

Hibbie suffered from late illness in his life, including six strokes and many operations, but always had a good sense of humor. His daughter and his granddaughter were his pride and joy. He retired from Seagram's when his granddaughter was born in 1992 so he could be near Lauren. Hibbie could be seen riding around in his truck with his granddaughter, Lauren beside him. He also enjoyed mowing, keeping a meticulous lawn, spending time with his dog Cheyenne and selling produce, mums and hanging baskets.

Hibbie will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Roberta (Woolums) Scudder of Vevay; his daughter, Leah Hon of Vevay; his granddaughter, Lauren Hon of Vevay; his step-granddaughters: Julia Hon of Vevay and Rachel (Hon) York of Rising Sun; and his sister, Wanda Christman of Vevay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilbert Scudder, Sr., who died on April 21st, 1970 and Elsie Edith (Shadday) Scudder, who died on July 31st, 1969; and his sister, Muriel Blodget, who died on July 28th, 1990.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, October 9th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. The Switzerland County Lions Club conducted special services during the visitation on Monday, October 9th, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were be conducted on Tuesday, October 10th, by Pastor Patrick Lanman at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Lions Club. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Wanda Vinson

Wanda Lee Vinson, 84, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away at 10:41 p.m. on Monday, October 9th, at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.

Wanda was born in Aurora, Indiana on February 23rd, 1933, the daughter of the late Sylvia R. (Brady) and Walter Orville Peters.

On July 15th, 1950, she married William Robert Vinson. They were married for 51 years until his passing on October 30th, 2001.

She worked in shipping for Batesville Products and was employed there for 35 years before her retirement. Wanda was a 64 year member of the Aurora Eagles and also a member of RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program). She loved traveling and listening to country and bluegrass music. She also had an extensive collection of cow figurines that decorated her home. Wanda's greatest joy though was found in all children but especially in her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Wanda is survived by daughters, Debbie Wright (David), of Dillsboro, Indiana; Beverly Vinson, of Harrison, Ohio; Connie McCool (Chris), of Summerville, South Carolina; and Cheryl Naill, (Dennis), of Mitchell, Indiana; by sons: Robert Vinson (Mary), of Aurora, Indiana and Steven Vinson, of Spotsylvania, Virginia; and by a brother, Virgil Peters (Patty), of Rising Sun.

She is also survived  by 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren with two more on the way.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, William; by brothers: Kenneth Peters and Louis Earl Peters and by two infant brothers; by sisters: Evelyn Smith, Opal Ray, Frances Smith and Mary Ellen Struckman, by a granddaughter, Raven Naill; and by a great granddaughter, Anna Kenny.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Reverend Laura McDonald officiating. Visitation will be Friday, October 13th, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at The Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association; The Leukemia Society; or Marine "Toys for Tots". Cards are available at the funeral home.







Pauline Hall

Pauline Jane (Wright) Hall, age 107, of Vevay, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Pauline entered this life on August 22nd, 1910, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of the late William Henry and Bida (Howard) Wright. She was a 1929 graduate of the Central High School.

Pauline was united in marriage on December 30th, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Robert Neville Hall, Sr., and to this union arrived two sons and three daughters to bless their home.

She was employed for Meese Manufacturing in Madison, Indiana; and Pauline was employed for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay, from 1951 to 1972, retiring after 21 years of service.

She resided in the Vevay Community most of her life and in the Madison community on the farm near Clifty Falls for 10 years.

Pauline was a former member of the Riverview Baptist Church in Vevay, and a member of the Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Indiana. She enjoyed milking cows on the family farm, genealogy, gardening and flowers.

Pauline will be missed by her sons: Roger Hall and his wife Lyn of Vevay and Robert Hall, Jr. and his wife Julie of Vevay; her daughters: Georgine Roberts of Columbus, Indiana; Marilyn Brown and her husband: Gary of Columbus, Indiana; and Saundra Hall of Vevay.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Michael, Lance, Janet, Nola Jane, Patrick, Shannon, Michelle, Melissa and Jason; her 15-great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Duncan of Madison; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry and Bida (Howard) Wright; her husband, Robert Neville Hall, Sr., who died on October 15th, 1989; her son-in-law, Paul Roberts; her sisters: Dorothy Ellis, Ila Marie McClure, Jeanette Marie Livings, Ophie Maxine Kiser and Elizabeth Yanz; and her brother, William S. Wright.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Mike Barnes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Brooksburg Cemetery, Brooksburg, Indiana.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 13th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.





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