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November 19, 2017

11/9/2017 3:00:00 PM
Obituaries 11-9-17

Kathryn Castle

Kathryn Elizabeth (Beany) Castle, age 72, of Vevay, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, at her residence.

Kathryn entered this life on October 3rd, 1945, in Steubenville, Ohio, the loving daughter of the late Russell Dobson and Lenora Elizabeth (Somerville) Beany. She was raised in Richmond, Ohio and was a 1963 graduate of the Jefferson Union High School.

Kathryn was united in marriage on July 3rd, 1965, in Richmond, Ohio, to the late Lester Martin Castle, and to this union arrived a daughter, Stephanie; and four sons: Deron, Eric, Stephen and Christopher to bless their home. Kathryn and Lester shared 48 years of marriage together until he passed away on June 20th, 2013.

Kathryn was a former Register Nurse for Steuben Estates in Steubenville, Ohio. She attended the Aberdeen United Methodist Church. Kathryn was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Kathryn will be missed by her daughter, Stephanie Hood and her husband John of Vevay; by her sons: Deron Martin Castle of Carrollton, Ohio; Eric Lynn Castle and his companion: Brandy of Sparta, Kentucky; Stephen Edwin Castle of Osgood, Indiana; and Christopher Allen Castle and his companion: Amanda of Vevay; by her grandchildren: Chelsye, Deron Jr., Eric, Colton, Corey, Cierra, Aden, John Dobson, Cora,, Bailey, Kirra, Kayleigh and Khloe; her great-grandchildren: Ayra, Ashlyn, Sophie, Grayson, Milo and Haven; her brother, Tom Beany and his wife Claire of Steubenville, Ohio; her sisters: Judy Lucas of Toledo, Ohio and Dottie Hilton and her husband: Tom of Spartanburg, South Carolina; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell Dobson and Lenora Elizabeth (Somerville) Beany; and her husband, Lester Martin Castle, who died on June 20th, 2013.

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, November 8th, at the residence of Stephanie Hood, 5606 State Road 250, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Advocacy Center of the Southeastern Indiana; the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.; or Hospice of King's Daughters' Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.





Delcenia Courter

Delcenia Courter, 75, of Florence, Indiana, passed away at 10:17 p.m. on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Delcenia was born in Switzerland County on August 22nd, 1942, the daughter of the late Edith L. (Bowman) and Wilbur Cochran. She was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for over 30 years. Delcenia was also a bus driver for the Switzerland County School Corporation for 17 years.

Delcenia married Larry Courter on October 20th, 1957. Delcenia and Larry were married over 60 love-filled years until her passing.

Delcenia was a faithful Christian and a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.

Delcenia enjoyed gardening and took great pride in her beautiful flower gardens. She also liked taking pictures and doing other crafts. Delcenia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many.

Delcenia is survived by her husband, Larry Courter, of Florence; by a daughter, Cindy (Mike) Griggs, of Livingston, Louisiana; by two sons: Dennis (Roberta) Courter, of Alexandria, Kentucky and Anthony (Stefani) Courter, of Rising Sun; by grandchildren: Tonja Buettner (Michael Humphrey), Jason Griggs (Sarah), Jay Griggs (Faith), Rodney Griggs (Adria), Jessica Courter (Steve Brown), Jeffrey Courter, Thomas Courter, Andrew Courter, Steven Courter and Tifani Courter; and by great grandchildren: John, Michaela, Alan, Jody, Josiah, Charlie, Michael, Caleb, Marian, Benjamin, Michael, Nathanael, Joseph, Gabriel, Abigal, Adam, Aidan, Amelia, Jacob and Lee.

She is also survived by a sister, Evelyn (David) Kittle, of Rising Sun; by nieces: Susan Ashcraft, Diane Scudder and Jolie Kittle; by a nephews: Raymond Kittle, Jeremy Cochran and Steven Cochran.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by a son, Jeffery Courter in 1988; by a brother, Wilbur Wayne Cochran; by a sister, Rose Marie Cochran; by a great granddaughter, Victoria Ann Griggs; and by a great grandson, Noah Griggs.

A celebration of Delcenia's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11th at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Brother Greg Matthew officiating. Friends are invited to call on Friday, November 10th, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise, Indiana.

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





Jerry Earl

Jerry Len Earl, age 68, of Vevay, passed away at 1:04 p.m. on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, at his son's residence in North Vernon, Indiana.

Jerry entered this life on July 20th, 1949, in Rushville, Indiana, the son of the late Frank H. and Gertie E. (Dance) Earl. He was raised in Vevay, where he was a 1968 graduate of the Vevay High School.

Jerry was inducted into the United States Army on August 27th, 1970, in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter M-16 and Good Conduct Medal. Jerry transferred to the Army National Guard with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on February 27th, 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington. Jerry re-enlisted on April 23rd, 1973, in Louisville, Kentucky, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on April 23rd, 1974. Jerry re-enlisted on April 24th, 1974, in Louisville, Kentucky. He earned the Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp (4 loops), National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Expert Badge Rifle M-16, Expert Badge Hand Grenade and the Mechanic Badge.

Jerry was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on October 4th, 1983. Jerry served in the army for 10 years and six months.

Jerry was united in marriage on March 5th, 1973, in Springfield, Tennessee, to Deborah Freudenberg and they shared over 20 years of marriage together until Jerry's passing.

Jerry was a former Security Guard in Cincinnati, Ohio until he became disabled. Jerry resided most of his life in the Vevay community. He enjoyed tinkering with cars, socializing with friends, playing guitar, watching movies, martial arts and being with his sons.

Jerry will be missed by his life long companion, Deborah (Freudenberg) Earl of Vevay; his sons: Frank Harold Earl and his wife Jennifer of North Vernon, Indiana, and Wayne William Earl of Vevay; his sister: Linda Barrett and her husband Phil of Eustis, Florida; and his two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Frank H. Earl, who died on April 5th, 1960; and Gertie E. (Dance) Earl, who died on April 24th, 2003.

Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, November 10th, 2017, at 10 a.m., at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, Indiana, 47250. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Jerry Len Earl Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Garrett Baxter

Garrett "Luke" Baxter 16, of Vevay, passed away Monday October 30th, 2017 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

Luke was born on Saturday April 28th, 2001 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the son of Jeffrey Baxter and Heather Block. Luke enjoyed going to church with his grandmother at the First Baptist Church of Dillsboro. Luke was a student at Switzerland County School, and had worked at Patron's Mexican restaurant in Vevay.

Garrett enjoyed shooting his muzzleloader with his dad in the back yard, weight-lifting at school, helping his grandpa work on cars, and being in the woods.

Garrett is survived by his mother: Heather Block of Vevay; his father: Jeffrey (Chasity) Baxter of Milan; his brother: Colten Baxter of Milan; his maternal grandparents: Walter Block of Dillsboro and Penny (Michael) Jones of Webster, Florida; his paternal grandmother: Edna Baxter of Dillsboro; his step brothers: John Halcomb of Texas, Tyler, Christian, Corey Halcomb all of Milan; his step sister: Brooklynn Halcomb of Milan; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Baxter, and his Great-Grandmother Betty Gentry.

Funeral services were held on Saturday November 4th, at First Baptist Church of Dillsboro. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Visitation was held on Saturday, November 4th, prior to the beginning of the funeral service at the church.

Memorials may be given to the family. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro, has been entrusted with the arrangements. 





Sue Christman

Sue Lee (Benham) Christman, age 86, of Pleasant, Indiana, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana.

Sue entered this life on November 30th,1930, in Jefferson County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Corwin and Lilyan (Turner) Benham. She was raised in Saluda, Indiana, where she and her sister, Joan, and cousin Sherry (Benham) Ashley often played in the creeks that fed into the Ohio River. She graduated from Saluda High School in 1948 where she played on the girls basketball team. While on her lunch breaks, she often dipped ice cream to sell at her parents' Saluda General Store that was across the street from the school.

In early years, she worked at Ingal's Drugstore in Madison. She also worked as a dental assistant in Madison. Sue attended Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky after high school. Additionally, she attended Indiana University.

Sue was united in marriage on December 31, 1952, at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Pleasant, to Harold Ross "Mose" Christman. To this union was born a daughter, Leesa; and two sons: Randy and Roger, to bless their home. Sue and Mose shared 46 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 26th, 1999.

Sue and Harold owned and operated a gas station in Orlando, Florida for two years in conjunction with friends, Ben and Pat Frazier. In 1955, Sue and Mose returned to Indiana to help run the family farm in Pleasant which she continued to operate after his death. Sue often cooked for the "hands" who helped on the farm. Meals were served wherever needed - at picnic tables in the yard, in her home, or in the tobacco warehouses. She was the bookkeeper for the family farm, the Badger equipment business, and the silo construction business.

In the early 1970s Sue trained to become an EMT for the Switzerland County Emergency Unit. She was very active in 4-H leadership and donated countless volunteer hours to the Junior Leader program. She was an active member and often an officer of many community service organizations: Pleasant Elementary PTA, Moorefield Fire Department Auxiliary, Switzerland County Tourism Board, Swiss Villa, and Pleasant Cemetery Association. She held many of these offices until falling ill earlier this year. She was also a member of the Night Owls and North Madison Christian Church.

In recent years, Sue operated Mama Sue's Antiques located inside the Old School Café building in Pleasant, where she often greeted and visited with customers of the café. Sue enjoyed gardening, going to auctions, traveling, cooking, family get-togethers, and adventures with friends. She loved the beach - especially Emerald Isle, North Carolina, where she often vacationed with family.

She also enjoyed giving: gifts, her time, her energy, her heart and her love. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, and her community.

Sue will be deeply missed by her daughter, Leesa Olds and her companion: Brian Gallagher of Morgantown, Indiana; her sons: Randy Christman and his wife: Kelly of Cary, North Carolina, and Roger Christman of Pleasant; by her grandchildren: Stacy, Kelsey, Mallory, Mandy, Daniel, Geoffrey, Abbie and Kinslea; her great-grandchildren: Christopher, Kadence, Brenin, Danilyn, Nolan, Henry and Brian; and her faithful furry companion, 'Lady'.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Corwin and Lilyan (Turner) Benham; by her husband of 46 years, Harold Ross "Mose" Christman, who died on February 26th, 1999; by her daughter-in-law, Rebecca M. Christman, who died on June 8th, 2001; and her sister, Joan Davis.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, November 5th, by Brother Bob Hicks, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment followed in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, November 4th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Emergency Response; Pleasant Cemetery Fund; Community Foundation of Switzerland County; or to the Angela Hoskins Memorial Fund c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.







Wilma Lyon

Wilma May (Koons) Lyon, age 86, of Pleasant, Indiana, passed away at 5:25 p.m. on Sunday November 5th, 2017, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

Wilma entered this life on March 26th, 1931, in Moorefield, the loving daughter of the late Floyd Easlyee and Nellie Elizabeth (Reed) Koons. She was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1949 graduate of Vevay High School.

Wilma was united in marriage on January 7th, 1950, in Madison, o the late Lowell Worth Lyon, and to this union arrived two daughters: Sue and Londa, an adopted daughter, Brooke; and three sons: Russell, Mike and Jerry to bless their home. Wilma and Lowell shared nearly 44 years of marriage together until Lowell passed away on October 26th, 1994.

Wilma was a former medical assistant for King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. She was formerly employed in customer service in the clothing department for Wal-Mart in Madison. She was a former employee for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay and Osgood, Indiana; and for Seagram's Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Wilma was also a former clerk for the Clifty Falls State Park in Madison.

She was raised in the Fairview United Methodist Church and was a member of the Aberdeen United Methodist Church. Wilma enjoyed boating, fishing, playing cards, watching Indiana University and the Cincinnati Red's, but most of all, taking care of her family.

Wilma will be deeply missed by her daughters: Sue Tinker of Pleasant and Brooke Scharlau and her husband: Kevin of Madison; her sons: Russell Lyon and his wife: Susan of Vevay; Mike Lyon of Vevay; and Jerry Lyon and his wife: Regina of Madison; by her grandchildren: Angela, Michelle, Jeff, Jason, Chad, Mark, Eric, Brandon, Alexis, Teralyn and Lauryn; and her great-grandchildren: Brittany, Jessilyn, Courtney, Joshua, Taylor, Bayleigh, Abby, Courtney, Caley, Caleb, Brok, Cheyenne, Taylor, Tyler, Krystal, Katlyn, Kasey, Kassidy, Logan, Ty and Hayden.

She will also be dearly missed by her great-great-grandchildren: Olivia, Braelyn, Kaybree, Mackie, Bryson, Maci, Adlynn, Zoe, Miyah and Ariah; by her sister, Londalee Burger of Cincinnati, Ohio; by her nieces, Jennifer Boles and Jill Barnes and her husband: Jeff.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Floyd Easlyee and Nellie Elizabeth (Reed) Koons; by her husband, Lowell Worth Lyon, who died on October 26th, 1994; by her daughter, Londa Yvonne Stoops, who died on October 26th, 1987; her daughter-in-law, Tricia M. Lyon, who died on April 4th, 2013; by her son-in-law, Robert Lee "Pee Wee" Tinker, who died on February 15th, 2011; by her granddaughter, Traci Lee Sams, who died on August 30th, 2003; her paternal-grandmother, Myrtle Koons; her brother-in-law, Marvin W. Burger; and her aunt, Hazel Henry.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 10th, at 1 p.m., by Pastor Chris Clemans, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Patriot.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Kidney Foundation. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Geraldine Farrar

Geraldine Marie "Gerri" Farrar, age 90, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 5th, 2017, at the Ridgewood Health Campus in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.





Austin Dunaway

Austin Dunaway, 85, passed away Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 10:42 a.m. at the Dearborn County Hospital.

Austin was born June 27th, 1932 near Patriot. He is the youngest son of Emmett Dunaway and Laura (Bevis) Dunaway. He lived most of his young life in the Rising Sun area where he went to school and attended the Sycamore Church with his family.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and served two years, most of that time in Korea. He was honorably discharged on December 1st, 1954.

After leaving the service, he met Leah Devers of Patriot and they were united in marriage on January 7th, 1956 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana at the home of Reverend Nanny Hunter. Austin and Leah spent 61 years and 10 months together, which he was very proud of and told many, especially before his death. Unto this union three children were born: Steve, Karen, and Angie.

Austin worked as a logger and timber buyer. He also went to school, becoming an ironworker for many years. He was also an over the road truck driver for Yellow Freight Systems and Batesville Casket Company. He was very proud to have logged over a million miles accident free, driving in all states except Hawaii, and his driving trips to Newfoundland.

Austin had been attending church at the Wesleyan Church in East Enterprise.

Austin will be greatly missed by his wife, Leah; his son, Steve Dunaway; and daughters, Karen Staples and Angie Staat; by his grandchildren: Joe Dunaway, Corey Dunaway, Jeremy Staples, Bobby Whitham, Angileah Staat and Caitlyn Staat; and his sisters: Wilma Houze and Naomi Colen.

Austin is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Laura; his brothers: Elwood, Grant, Amiel, Melvin, Wesley and Emmett Paul; and by sisters; Margarette Radcliff and Edith Mae Nowlin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 10th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 9th, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial with military graveside services will be at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise. Memorial donations may be made to East Enterprise Wesleyan Church, Rising Sun American Legion, or to the family. Cards are available at the funeral home.





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