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February 21, 2018

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Chad Olmsted

M. Chad Olmsted, age 50, of Richmond, Indiana, died Monday, January 8th, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.

Chad was born on March 31st, 1967, in Valparaiso, Indiana, to Randall Marc and April Collins Olmsted. He moved to this community in 1995, where he began working as a licensed funeral director/embalmer at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Chad had worked in funeral service since he was 18 years old, and worked for a time at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

He was a member of Webb Lodge No. 24, F. & A.M. and Pi Sigma Eta (National Fraternity of Embalmers) and was a former member of the now defunct American Society of Embalmers (ASE), St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Chad loved playing the guitar, going fishing, spending time with his family, and playing with his grandsons. He was an avid hockey fan and Formula One and IndyCar racing fan.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Coddington Olmsted, to whom he was married on Valentine's Day 2010; sons, Michael C. (Miranda) Olmsted II of Richmond and Jordan R. Olmsted of Chillicothe, Ohio; grandsons, Kaleb and Mason Olmsted and their mother, Kristin of Richmond; mother, April Olmsted Settle of Knox, Indiana; father, Randall Marc (Amy) Olmsted of Schererville, Indiana; sister, Lori Shields of Valparaiso; grandmothers, Doris Mettler of Columbus, Indiana, and Mary (Ross) Carroll of North Vernon, Indiana; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; mother-in-law, Lucille Coddington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rick and Sylvia Blunk, Ron and Diane Coddington, Leasa Powell, Drew Sheffer, Dennis and Barbara Eaton, and John and Linda Johnson; and his staff family for over 22 years at Doan & Mills Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jack Olmsted; stepfather, Dennis Settle; grandfather, George Collins; grandfather and step-grandmother, Clarence (Zona) Olmsted; father-in-law, Ronald Coddington; and sister-in-law, Larinda Sheffer.

Visitation was held on Thursday, January 11th, 2018, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana, 47374. Funeral service were held on Friday, January 12th, at the funeral home, with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorial contributions be made to: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, California, 90266.





Judy Amos

Judy Kay (Fosnight) Amos, age 74, of Hartford City, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11th, 2018, at the Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.

Judy entered this life on October 15th, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Oscar Jay and Gail Bernice (Schafer) Fosnight. She was raised in Knightstown, Indiana where she attended high school.

Judy was united in marriage on February 24th, 1964, in Hartford City, Indiana, to the late John Thomas Amos. Judy and John shared 48 years of marriage together until John passed away on April 16th, 2012.

Judy was employed as a cook for Roxano's Restaurant in Vevay, from 1987 to 2000. She was later employed in housekeeping for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence for one year.

Judy resided in Hartford City, Indiana and later moved to Vevay in 1985. In 2013, Judy moved back to Hartford City, where she resided until her passing. Judy was a wonderful homemaker and will be deeply missing by her loving family.

Judy is survived by her son, Jim Amos and his wife Connie of Hudson, Indiana; by her daughter, Sandy Skeens of Hartford City, Indiana; her step-daughters: Carolyn Garrett and her husband Dan of Hartford City, Indiana and Paula Myers of Tennessee; her step-son, Johnny Amos of Hartford City, Indiana; her grandchildren: Linda Umminger, Amanda (Karl) Ross, Miranda Garrett, Angela Stewart, Blaine (Mandy) Williams, Try An (Anthony) Mitzner, Abby Skeens and Jeremiah Skeens; her great-grandchildren: Justina Carmichael, Jerrick Umminger, Jazzilyn Umminger, Kaiden Ross, LyraRen Mitzner, Harrison Williams, Colton Ellis, Quinn Parsons, Donovan Stewart and Johnathan Williams; her great-great-grandchildren, Chaston, Brantley and Kenzleigh; by her sister, Mary Moore of Muncie, Indiana; and her numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Jay and Gail Bernice (Schafer) Fosnight; by her husband, John Thomas Amos, who died on April 16th, 2012; by her brothers: Charles Fosnight, Larry Wright, Ronald Lee Fosnight, Ed Fosnight, Oscar Fosnight and Paul Mosier; her sisters: Jane Hatfield, Nellie Kidd, Pat Bell, Bernice Fosnight and Barbara Fosnight and her great-grandson, Jaston Thomas Umminger, who died in 1996.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 19th, 2018, at 1:00 pm, by Dan Morgan, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, Friday, January 19th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor's Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Effie Armes

Effie Beard Cook Rich Armes, age 93, of Canaan, Indiana, died on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

Funeral arrangements are pending by the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043.





Eula Sizemore

Eula Sizemore, 75, of Osgood, Indiana, passed away at 7:32 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at Manderley Health Care in Osgood.

She was born in Linefork, Kentucky on May 9th, 1942 the daughter of Lue and Arnie Caudill Roark.

Eula worked for more than 25 years at U.S. Shoe in Osgood, Indiana and retired from Madison Precision. Eula was a member of the Madison American Legion Auxiliary, Madison VFW Auxiliary, Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church, and Madison Eagles. Eula loved to play Bingo, and loved to be with her family and friends.

Survivors include three sons: Randy (Lisa) Sizemore of Holton, Indiana, Robert (Billie) Sizemore of Versailles, Indiana, and Edward Sizemore of Versailles, Indiana; several grandchildren; one great grandson; seven sisters: Lola Cook of Harrison, Ohio, Bonnie Kieffer of Holton, Indiana, Thelma Osbourne of Vevay, Georgia Sparks of Osgood, Indiana, Tina Wingate of Linefork, Kentucky and Martha Hammons of Canaan, Indiana; and five brothers: Harley Roark of Holton, Indiana, John Roark of Madison, Joe Roark of Osgood, Indiana, Jim Roark of Holton, Indiana, and Mark Roark of Linefork, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Joe; three sisters: Anna Mae Ahaus, Dana Craig and Ola Simon.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church, with Pastor Jim Wingate officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, January 19th, beginning at 9 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Little Memory Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.

Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles is serving the family at this difficult time.





Lehman 'Pete' Metcalfe

Lehman Allen "Pete" Metcalfe, age 63, of Vevay, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 13th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Pete entered this life on October 18th, 1954, in Patriot, the son of the late William Thomas Metcalfe and Betty Joe (Miller) Metcalfe Harding. He was raised in Patriot, and later attended high school in Harrison, Ohio.

Pete was united in marriage to Kathy Holt; and later to Elaine, whom preceded him in death; and Saundra (Allen) Beck, whom preceded him in death.

Pete was employed for Spiral Fab in Vevay, retiring in 2016 after five years of service. Pete enjoyed camping and resided in the Switzerland County community for several years until his passing.

Pete will be missed by his sisters: Reva Fliehman of Rising Sun, Wanda Rudisell of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Vickie Henderson and her husband: Rondall of Patriot; by his brother, William "Bill" Metcalfe and his wife: Linda of Vevay; his half-brother, Joseph Harding of North Bend, Ohio; and his several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Metcalfe and Betty Joe (Miller) Metcalfe Harding; and his step-father, Joseph Harding.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, 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 Tuesday, January 16th, prior to the beginning of the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lehman Allen "Pete" Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Randall Stegemiller

Randall Dean "Randy" Stegemiller, 65, of Rising Sun, passed away at 10:32 p.m. on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at his residence.

Randy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on January 3rd, 1953, the son of the late Elsie Lee (Belew) Stegemiller and Malvin Lee Stegemiller. Randy grew up in the Ohio County community and was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1971.

Randy married Laurie (Moeller) Stegemiller on September 11, 1982 at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Randy and Laurie spent over 35 love-filled years together. Randy was a faithful member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ and wanted everyone to love Jesus too.

He was a bus driver for Rising Sun/Ohio County Schools. This was a job he truly enjoyed and he loved taking the children to school, ball games, or on field trips. Randy also liked golfing, listening to music, going to the ocean, and was a fan of IU basketball.

Randy is survived by his wife, Laurie Stegemiller, of Rising Sun; by two sisters: Natalie Johnson and husband Larry, of Orleans, Indiana and Nanette Williams and husband Dennis, of Rising Sun; by two brothers: Ronald Stegemiller and wife Debbie of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Don Stegemiller and wife Terri of Rising Sun. Randy is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, David Alan Stegemiller.

A celebration of Randy's life was held on Tuesday, January 16th at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Visitation was held on Monday, January 15th, at the Rising Sun Church of Christ. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun Church of Christ.

Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.





Ellogene Barnes

Ellogene "Gene" Brindley Barnes, age 85, of Madison, died on Friday, January 12th, 2018, at 10:20 a.m. at the Hickory Creek of Madison in Madison.

Ellogene entered this life on November 8th, 1932 in Vevay. She was the loving daughter of the late Casper Ellsworth and Ruby Hazel Harper Brindley. She was raised in Switzerland County and resided in Madison since 1954.

She married Delbert Lee Barnes on December 21st, 1956 in Madison. This happy union of 58 years was blessed with a son, Gary Joe.

She worked at the U.S. Shoe Corporation for 43 years before retiring in 1995. She was of the Christian faith, enjoyed playing cards, riding the motorcycle with her son, watching John Wayne and Texas Walker Ranger shows and being with her family.

Ellogene will be missed by her loving son, Gary Joe Barnes of Madison; her granddaughters: Cari Jo Barnes and Tracy L. Turner and her husband Rob; her great-grandchildren: Haley Turner and Brindley Herp; her great great granddaughter, Harper Lane Liter; her sister-in-law, Merdell Adler of Madison; her nieces and nephews: Letiscia Wilson, Danny Adler, Charles Adler, Larry Eden, Tom Eden, Troy Eden, Gilberta "Tunni" Theonis; several great nieces, great nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Casper Ellsworth Brindley, who died in March of 1976; her mother, Ruby Hazel Harper Brindley, who died on July 11th, 1990; her brother, Marion "Punk" Brindley, who died on January 30th, 1999; her sisters: Mildred A. Copeland and Marvel Eden; her nephews: Steve and Kenneth Copeland and Tim Eden; and her beloved husband of 58 years, Delbert "Big D." Lee Barnes, who died on December 26th, 2014.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, by Reverend Wayne Mahoney at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Madison.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Tuesday, January 16th, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Cards are available at the funeral home.





Maxine Erickson

Maxine Louise (Krachey) Erickson, age 98, of Bear Branch, Indiana, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Maxine was born on July 2nd, 1919 in Wales, North Dakota. She was the first-born and loving daughter of the late Vincent James Krachey, Sr. and Lillian August (Pfaff) Krachey. She was raised in Wales, North Dakota and in 1935 her family relocated to a farm in Valparaiso, Indiana. She attended high school and graduated from Washington Township High School in 1937.

She met and married her high school sweetheart, Leonard John Erickson on September 18th, 1938 in Crown Point, Indiana. They had three children: Patricia, John and Sharon, all graduates of Washington Township High School in Valparaiso, Indiana.

During World War II when Leonard was in the U.S. Navy, Maxine worked at the Sweetheart Apron Factory in Valparaiso. Later in life she worked at Harvey's Department Store in Valparaiso.

On November 22nd, 1982, Maxine's beloved husband of 44 years passed away. She will always be remembered for being a loving wife and devoted mother who, along with Leonard, were charter members and lifelong supporters of the Washington Township Evangelical Free Church in Valparaiso, Indiana. Their community service and outreach to members of their community was a wonderful example of "loving thy neighbor as thyself."

Maxine will be deeply missed by her daughters: M. Patricia Egan and her husband James of Mystic, Connecticut and Sharon Louise Agnew of Chatham, Illinois; by her son, John Leonard Erickson and his wife Laura of Bear Branch; her grandchildren: Colleen Marie Egan of Norwich, Connecticut; Leonard James Egan and his wife Jen of Brookfield, Connecticut; Matthew Christopher Edic and his wife Teresa of Columbus, Ohio; Melissa Colleen (Agnew) Coulter and her husband Bryan of Springfield, Illinois; and Kathryn Elizabeth (Erickson) Elliot and her husband Daniel of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; her great-grandchildren: Brett Egan, Kelsey Egan (Alan Klotz), Erica Bousquett, Riley Egan, William Erickson Edic, Grace Kathryn Edic and Ethan Andrew Coulter; her great-great-grandchildren: Avery and Kendall Klotz; her sister-in-law, Jean Brown and her husband Bob of Lemont, Illinois; her brother-in-law, Bruce Glover of Los Angeles, California; her second-cousin, Barbara (Koerber) Boyson and her husband: John of Houston, Texas; and her several nieces, nephews cousins and dear friends.

She was the last living member of her immediate Krachey family and was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent J. Krachey, Sr., who died in 1973 and Lillian (Pfaff) Krachey, who died in 1928; by her husband, Leonard John Erickson, who died on November 22nd, 1982; her brothers: Vincent J. Krachey, Jr., who died in 1971 and William Maynard Krachey, who died in 2014; her sister, Marie "Betty" Koerber Glover, who died in 2016; and her half-brothers, Harvey Calvin Blaisdell, who died in 1988 and Earl Elton, who died in 2002

Friends were invited to call on the family on Monday, January 15th, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Funeral services were then held on Monday, January 15th, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Patrick Lanman officiating. Interment was in the Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Indiana.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Maxine's honor to the Olive Branch Baptist Church; Gideons International Memorial Bible Program; or to the charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

The family expresses special appreciation to the caring staff at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the constant and loving care of Maxine.





Tammy Felts

Tammy Leitha Brady Felts, 40, of Milton, Kentucky passed away at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 with her family by her side.

Tammy entered life at Carrollton, Kentucky on November 28th, 1977. She attended school at Trimble County and graduated from Trimble County High School in 1995. Tammy loved sports from an early age keeping the books for several sports during her high school years.

She met and married Eddie Felts on 2002, and to this loving union two children were born. Tammy was the purchasing director at Madison Chemical. She was a member of the Milton United Methodist Church.

Her love of sports and family continued when her two children became involved in Milton Elementary and Trimble County Middle School. Her husband and her were very active with their children sports. Tammy served on the Baseball Little League and the Youth League Football boards making the park a great place to play sports. Tammy and Eddie were a vital part in starting the Youth Football League. Tammy served in the Milton PTO and was always involved in school activities. Tammy loved to watch sports even in her free time. The family closely followed the University of Kentucky and Green Bay Packers.

Tammy loved to hunt for bargains and when Emersyn came along she had an additional shopping buddy. Even through her illness she kept attending games, always being the supportive Mom that everyone knew her to be.

Tammy leaves to mourn her passing her caring husband, Edward Leland Felts and her two children: Harrison Cole and Emersyn Laine Felts all of Milton, Kentucky; her Mother and Stepfather Audrey Ann Branco Johnston and Timothy Johnston of LaGrange, Kentucky; by her siblings: Jessica Lee Hundley and her husband Billy of Louisville, Kentucky; Theodore Joseph Brady and his wife Allison of Bermuda; Olivia Amanda Cox of LaGrange, Kentucky; Jeff Reams and his wife Alice of Bedford, Kentucky; Bonnie McClain of Vevay; Beth Toombs and her husband Mike of Houston, Texas; and her adopted 'Milton Mom' Carol Becker of Milton, Kentucky.

Tammy was preceded in death by her Father: William Theodore Brady; her adopted Father, Tom Becker; and her grandparents.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 12th, at Milton United Methodist Church, with Mike McCarter officiating. Burial was at Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Thursday, January 11th, at the Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Kentucky.







Gary Cook

Gary Ralph "Cookie" Cook, age 67, of Canaan, Indiana near Pleasant, died suddenly in a house fire on Saturday, January 13th, 2018, in his home due to smoke inhalation.

Gary entered this life on December 18th, 1950 in Madison. He was the loving son of Ralph Theodore "Ted" and Effie Beard Cook. He resided all of his life in the Canaan and Pleasant communities. He was a 1968 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and played softball and basketball. He then attended Hanover College and Vincennes University. He received his Bachelors in psychology from Purdue University.

On August 5th, 1972 Gary was united in marriage to Beverly Sue Kelly at the Bennington United Methodist Church. This happy union of 37 years was blessed with daughters, Shanna and Nicole; and son, Sean.

Gary farmed all of his life. He and his wife Beverly had Beverly's Breezy Ridge Orchard and Fruit Stand and operated it since 1989 at Pleasant and Madison. He also operated a Christmas Tree Stand in Aurora for eight years.

Gary was baptized and a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church. He held membership in Farm Bureau, American Fruit Growers Association and several other organizations. He dearly loved playing softball and played continuously for 20 years in Madison, Canaan, Pleasant and in Kentucky. He loved coaching basketball and softball since he was 21 years of age. Gary like to fish, squirrel hunt, riding his motorcycle with his friends, going to Frisch's twice a day and was a great advocate for the underdog and would give you the shirt off his back.

Gary will be missed by his loving daughters, Shanna Cook of Greenwich, Connecticut; Nicole Cook-Ficaro and her husband, Jason of New Orleans, Louisiana; his loving son, Sean Cook and his wife, Hannah of Vevay; his adoring grandchildren: Macy Laine Cook, McKenna Faith Cook, and Bevyn and Brayson Cook-Ficaro; his mother, Effie Beard Cook Rich Armes of Canaan; his mother-in-law, Cora Duke Kelly of North Vernon, Indiana; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Danney and Angela Kelley of Madison, Nancy and Harold Eugene "Griff" Griffith of Madison, Evelyn and Danny Morris of North Vernon, Indiana, Geraldine and David Reed of North Vernon, Indiana, and Barbara and Gary Hornsby of Madison; his cousins, Connie Beard Ireland, Mike Jones, Pat Jones, Mark Jones and Leah Jones; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Theodore "Ted" Cook; his beloved wife of 37 years, Beverly Sue "Bev" Kelly Cook, who died on September 18th, 2009; and his step fathers: Jim Rich and George Armes.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at 1 p.m., by Pastor Mike Jones at the Canaan Community Academy Gymnasium, 8775 North Canaan Main Street in Canaan, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, 9306 North US 421 near Madison, Indiana.

Friends may visit Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Canaan Community Academy Gymnasium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary and Bev Cook Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and the school. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.





Forrest Robinson

Forrest Daniel "Frosty" Robinson, age 84, of Bennington, entered into rest at 4:09 p.m. on Monday, January 15th, 2018, at his residence.

Forrest entered this life on July 23rd, 1933, in Cordova, Kentucky, the son of the late Buford Robinson and Dorothy (Jacobs) Robinson-Creech.

He was inducted into the United States Army on May 12th, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frosty earned the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 5th Class on April 26th, 1956, at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Forrest was united in marriage on August 16th, 1954, in Covington, Kentucky, to the late Ivy Lee Bright. He was employed for Randall-Textron in Vevay for 10 years; and for Whitney Chair Factory in Rising Sun. Frosty was a self-employed mechanic most of his life and was employed as a mechanic for Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.

Forrest enjoyed sitting on his front porch and waving at everyone that drove by. He also enjoyed driving through the country side with his good friend, Earl Morris and his companion: Kathy Scudder. Most everyone that knew Forrest knew not to ask him what he thought because he would sure tell you whether you liked it or not! Sometimes you didn't even ask and he would still tell you! Forrest always spoke his mind and will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends.

Forrest will be missed by his companion, Kathy Scudder of Vevay; his daughters: Barbara Burkman and her husband Mike of Scipio, Indiana and Edie Drager and her husband Wes of Mason, Ohio; by his sons: Danny Robinson and his wife Tanya of Morrow, Ohio and Walter Robinson of New Caney, Texas; his 24-grandchildren and 15-great-grandchildren; and his sister, Mary Whitehead and her husband Jack of Humble, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Buford Robinson and Dorothy (Jacobs) Robinson-Creech; his son, Loyd Lee Robinson, who died on March 30th, 2016; his grandchildren: Christina Ryker and Bradley Robinson; his sisters: Bertha May Robinson and Ramana Robinson; and his brothers: Leslie, Gilbert, Wayne and Leroy Robinson.

Full military rites and interment will be conducted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018, at 1 p.m., by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, Indiana, 47250.

Friends may call from 12:45-1 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Forrest Daniel Robinson Memorial Fund, c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home is serving the family at this difficult time.





Norman Yocum

Norman L. Yocum, age 80, of Florence, passed away at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, at his residence.

Norman entered this life on December 29th, 1937, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the son of the late William and Beulah May (Clements) Yocum. He was raised in Switzerland County most of his life where he attended school.

Norman was united in marriage to Linda Lou Walton and later united in marriage to Joanne Marie (McCormick) Kelley. Norman and Joanne shared 17 years of marriage together until she passed away on May 11th, 2012.

He was employed as an installer for the Sprint Telephone Company at the Vevay Office, retiring in 2002, after 44 years of service. Norman enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be missed by his family.

Norman is survived by his sons: Jeff Yocum and his wife Tammy of Vevay, Darrell Yocum, Sr. of Vevay, Mike Yocum and his wife Amanda of Rising Sun, David Yocum of East Enterprise, and Norman Yocum, Jr. and his wife Carol of Hanover; his daughters: Shawn Smith and her husband: Charles of Walton, Kentucky and Anita Sullivan and her husband: Roy of Warsaw, Kentucky; his step-sons: William Kelley of Greenwood, Indiana and Robert A. Kelley, Jr. of Logansport, Indiana; his step-daughter, Lisa Marie Scroggins of Jeffersonville, Indiana; his 25-grandchildren and 29-great-grandchildren; his brothers: Paul Yocum of Madison, Duke Yocum and his wife Jodi of Hanover; and Denny Yocum of Chelsea, Indiana; his sisters: Pearl Konkle of Columbus, Ohio and Wanda Burress of Chelsea, Indiana; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Beulah May (Clements) Yocum; his first wife, Linda Lou (Walton) Keith, who died on March 9th, 2009; his second wife, Joanne Marie (McCormick) Kelley-Yocum, who died on May 11th, 2012; his son, Charles Yocum; his granddaughter, April Yocum; his daughter-in-law, Sheena Alaine (Perry) Yocum, who died on October 2nd, 2015; his brothers, Billy and Kenny Yocum; and his sister, Mary Jo Copeland.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 22nd, 2018, at 1 p.m., by Brother Roy Duckworth at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday, January 22nd, at the funeral home.

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





Joy Hazeldean

Joy (Napier) Hazeldean, age 88, of Vevay, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday, January 14th, 2018, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

Joy entered this life on October 6th, 1929, in Rising Sun, the loving daughter of the late Walter and Ethel (Kilburn) Napier. At the young age of nine, Joy's mother passed away. Joy moved in with her uncle and aunt, Bill and Abby Detmer in Rising Sun. She was raised in Rising Sun, where she attended high school.

Joy was united in marriage on February 12th, 1947, at the First Reform Church in Rising Sun, to Eldric Edward Hazeldean, and to this union arrived three sons: Eddie, Howard and Jerry; and a daughter, Mary Lou, to bless their home. Joy and Eldric shared 68 loving years of marriage together until Eldric passed away on August 5th, 2015.

Joy was a member of the Markland Baptist Church. After moving to Madison in August of 2011, Joy and Eldric attended the North Madison Baptist Church. After the passing of her husband, Joy moved back to the Switzerland County community to be closer to her children, where she resided until her passing. Joy was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed cooking and caring for her children.

Joy will be missed by her sons: William "Eddie" Hazeldean of Midlothian, Texas and Eldric Howard Hazeldean and his wife Julia of Vevay; by her daughter, Mary Lou Griffin and her husband Ronnie of Pleasant; her daughter-in-law, Janice Hazeldean of Vevay; her grandchildren: Kelli Brockman and her husband Donald of Vevay; Kevin Scudder and his wife Jill of Convoy, Ohio; Abbye Hazeldean of Dallas, Texas; Joshua Hazeldean and his wife Megan of Kaneohe, Hawaii; and Jillian Hazeldean of San Diego, California; her great-grandchildren: Bryant, Briann, Carter and Sophie; her step-great-grandchildren: Liliana and Abbigail Dietrich; her sister-in-law, Mildred Schuster of Battle Creek, Michigan; and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ethel (Kilburn) Napier; her uncle and aunt who raised her since the age of nine, Bill and Abby Detmer; by her son, Jerome Lee "Jerry" Hazeldean, who died on July 20th, 2011; her daughter-in-law, Elaine Hazeldean, who died on November 10th, 2017; her granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Hazeldean, who died on July 11th, 1982; her sister, Blanche Bennett, who died on July 18th, 2015; and her sister-in-law, Evelyn Felker, who died on September 6th, 2014.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Bobby Brundige Jr. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 19th, 2018, at the funeral home.

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





Ramona McElfresh

Ramona G. McElfresh, age 71, of Vevay, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Ramona entered this life on March 22nd, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arnold Cecil and Dovie (Perry) Brewer. She was employed for Silver Bell Nursing Home in Versailles, Indiana and for a canning company in Bloomington, Indiana. Ramona

Ramona will be missed by her children: Debbie McElfresh of Manchester, Kentucky, Lottie Tyree of Manchester, Kentucky, Lisa Larson of Eldorado, Illinois, Beth Ann Hill of Champaign, Illinois, Florence Barger of Manchester, Kentucky, Joseph McElfresh of Memphis, Kentucky, Tony McElfresh of Aurora, Indiana, Adam Dragoo of London, Kentucky, Clifford Dragoo of Newport, Kentucky, and Jack McElfresh, Jr. of Champaign, Illinois; her several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brothers: Cecil Brewer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Roger Brewer of Cincinnati, Ohio and Danny Brewer of Lexington, Kentucky; her sisters: Alice Nelson of Pleasant and Mattie Hudson of Cold Spring, Kentucky, and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents: Arnold Cecil Brewer, who died on February 9th, 1985 and Dovie (Perry) Brewer, who died on May 8th, 1993; by her son, Mark Dragoo; and her sisters: Darlene Logan and Linda Brewer.

Memorial Services will be conducted on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at 7 p.m., by Pastor Rodney Posey and Cecil Brewer at the Impact Worship Center, 2562 West North Bend Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45239.

A Memorial Gathering will be held from 5-7 p.m., on Saturday, January 20th, at the Impact Worship Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor's Choice. Cards are available at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home, which is serving the family at this time.





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