Mary Jean "Cricket" Colen, 57, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16th, at her residence.
Mary was born in Lawrenceburg on August 7th, 1960, the daughter of the late Wanda June (Baker) and Clifford Colen. She grew up in the Ohio County community and attended Rising Sun High School.
She had worked in housekeeping for the Rising Star Casino and also for the Airport Holiday Inn. Cricket really enjoyed music, especially Alan Jackson. Her greatest joy though was her grandchildren and the time spent with them.
Mary is survived by her companion of nearly 40 years, Patrick Kelly of Lawrenceburg; by her son, Terry Colen of Lawrenceburg; by three sisters: Marilyn Watkins and husband Pat of East Enterprise, Sherry Shamburger and husband Bill of Lawrenceburg, and by Jamie Stegemiller and husband Jeff of Rising Sun; by three brothers: Gordon Colen of Quercus Grove, Mike Colen, of Quercus Grove, and David and wife Shawna Colen, of Rising Sun; and by her grandchildren: Haylie Marie Colen, Maddie Kelly and Hannah Grace Colen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by a son, Nicholas Keith Kelly; and by a brother, Brian "Buzz" Colen.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 27th at the Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun, with Pastor Artie Privett officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, January 27th from 10 a.m. until the beginning of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.
Blanche Julia Poe, 87, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, (formerly of Rising Sun) passed away at 8:02 a.m. on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
Blanche was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on February 9th, 1930, the daughter of the late Maude (Farrish) and Joseph Stephens.
On October 15th, 1947 she married Louis Thomas Poe, Sr. Blanche and Louie were married over 52 years until his passing on November 4th, 1999.
Blanche's faith was very important to her and she served on several church committees over the years. She last attended the Rising Sun Nazarene Church until failing health prevented her from doing so. Blanche enjoyed doing crafts and working word puzzles. She also liked raising and arranging flowers. Blanche cherished her family and providing a caring and loving home to them over the years was her top priority. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and will be deeply missed.
Blanche is survived by two daughters: Judy Alford and husband Morris, of Fairview, and Cynthia Herrera and husband Juan, of Danville, Kentucky; by two sons: Paul Poe and wife Marilyn, of Mason, Ohio and Louis T. Poe, Jr. of Manchester, Ohio. She is also survived by grandchildren: Paul Wesley Poe, Jason Scott Poe, Angie Lozier, Christine Postel, Morris Alford, Jr., Joyce Chesser, Amanda Olmedo, Lisa Chesser, Jessica Poe and William Poe; by great grandchildren: Ryan Lozier, Samie Lozier, Felisha Shultz, Ian Cyrus, Layne Postel, Olivia Alford, Bentlee Alford, Jack Poe, Chiristina, Brian, Lois Hayden, Jesse Hayden, Sean Rodman, Leighann Rodman, Jaxson Clay, and Delanie Poe.
Blanche was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband Louis T. Poe, Sr.; by daughters: Sharon Chesser and Deborah Chesser; by a sister, Mary Thacker; and by brothers: Horris, Joseph, Ernest and George Stephens.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 24th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Patrick Lanman officiating. Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 24th prior to the beginning of the service at the funeral home.
Burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th at Barker Cemetery in Pricetown, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.
William "Doug" Leach, 73, of North Vernon, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana.
Born on December 18th, 1944, in Milton, Kentucky, Doug was the son of the late Russell and Helen Stockdale Leach.
He had worked in the past at ITT Industries, Muscatatuck State Developmental Center, Union Bank (for a period of 16 years) and in the Jennings County Courthouse and Annex buildings as a custodian. He enjoyed coaching and watching softball, line dancing and bingo.
Doug is survived by his wife, Ramona; by three daughters: Michelle (Mike) Lugo of Seymour, Indiana, Kimberly (Eddie) Blevins of Salem, Indiana, and Lisa (Tim) Boardman of Austin, Texas; a stepson, J.D. (Betty) Powell of Gulfport, Mississippi; by two sisters: Sue (Larry) Layton of Milton, Kentucky and Jo Carolyn Day of Canaan, Indiana; eight grandchildren: Amber Ramey, Justin (Kristinia) Ramey, Alyson Kirkpatrick, Kayla (Zach) Sturgill, Tyler Stearns, Noah Boardman, Andrew and Jordan Powell; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Helen Leach; one brother, Darrell Leach; and three sisters: Ruth Chatam, Patty Ellis and Janice Banks.
A funeral service was held on Monday, January 22nd, 2018, with Reverend Richard Burcham officiating, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon, Indiana. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 21th, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the family to assist with funeral expenses.
Estene (Cole) Leap, age 95, of Vevay, passed away with her loving family by her side at 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, January 18th, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Estene entered this life on January 17th, 1923, in Ohio County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Ottie and Lelia (Sigmon) Cole. She was raised in Switzerland County most of her life, where she attended the Vevay High School.
Estene was united in marriage on July 3rd, 1939, in Carrollton, Kentucky to the late Joseph E. Leap. This happy union was blessed with five children: Myra, Cleo, Rita, Gerald and Larry. Estene and Joseph shared nearly 40 years of marriage together until he passed away on March 4th, 1979.
Estene was a former employee for the Historical Society at the Museum in Vevay for 10 years; and for Brad's Furniture in Vevay for five years. She was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary, Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and the Switzerland County Historical Society. She attended the New Life Fellowship Church in Vevay; Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield; and the Concord Community Church in Patriot.
Estene will be remembered for her love of gardening, reading, raising birds, genealogy and spending time with her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and her great-great-grandchildren.
Estene will be deeply missed by her daughters, Myra Spoores and her husband Larry of Vevay, Rita Griswold and her husband Steve of Madison, and Cleo Detmer and her husband Albert of Patriot; her son, Gerald Leap and his wife Norma of East Enterprise; her grandchildren: Jennifer Sproles, Cassie Baker, Calvin (Crystal) Leap, Dale Dixon, Jr., Tony (Anna) Spoores, Allen (Michelle) Detmer, Angela (Mike) Rutledge, Keith (Nicole) Black and Chris Tobias; her great-grandchildren: Amanda, Laura, Joe, Kathe, Codey, William, Patrick, Logan, Allison, Alisha, Amber, Sage, Gage, Jessica, Megan, Moriah, Tyler, Ciera, Cassandra, Caleb, Coren, Alyssa, Kohen, Kendall, Desiree, Timothy and Baxter; and her great-great-grandchildren: Akiria, Kayia, Ethan, Sadie, Joryden, Ryliegh, Jayden, Emmet, Brayson, Malaya, Domani, Sadie, Addison and Avery.
She will also be dearly missed by her sister, Cleo Tichenor of Connersville, Indiana; and her nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottie and Lelia (Sigmon) Cole; her husband, Joseph E. Leap, who died on March 4th, 1979; her son, Larry Leap, who died on January 11th, 2001; her grandson, Mark D. Leap, who died on January 27th, 2005; her great-granddaughter, Loni Amber Lynn Turner, who died on August 30th, 2010; and her brothers: Lloyd, Theodore and Ulia Cole.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, January 21st, 2018, by Pastor Larry Spoores 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 Sunday, January 21st, prior to the beginning the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Mr. Jacob S. Schwartz, age 95, of Vevay, Indiana, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:58 a.m. at the home of his son, Levi L. Schwartz. He was born September 17, 1922 in Berne, Indiana, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Schwartz. Jacob was raised in Berne, Indiana where he attended school. Jacob farmed all of his life and resided in Glasgow, Kentucky and Vevay, Indiana.
Jacob is survived by his sons, Levi L. Schwartz and his wife: Martha of Vevay, Indiana, Samuel Schwartz and his wife: Lavina of Glasgow, Kentucky, Jake Schwartz and his wife: Rachel of Wilton, Wisconsin, Noah Schwartz and his wife: Fannie of Glasgow, Kentucky and Daniel Schwartz and his wife: Elizabeth of Glasgow, Kentucky; his daughters, Emma Lee of Bowling Green, Missouri, Elizabeth Eicher and her husband: Eli of Canton, Missouri, Elma Kemp and her husband: Jake of Summer Shade, Kentucky and Anna Schrock and her husband: Alvin of Stanberry, Missouri; his daughter-in-law, Lovina Schwartz of Hardyville, Kentucky; his 94-grandchildren; his 483-great-grandchildren; 38-great-great-grandchildren; his sisters, Verena Schwartz of Bowling Green, Missouri, Barbara Yoder and her husband: Eli of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Caroline Borntrager and her husband: Rudy of Bowling Green, Missouri and his numerous nieces, nephews and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Schwartz; his sons, Reuben and Pete Schwartz; his 7-grandchildren; his 5-great-grandchildren; his 3-brothers and 4-sisters.
Friends may call 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm eastern standard time, Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9996 Bennington Pike Vevay, Indiana 47043 and from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, central time, Friday, January 26, 2018, 1860 Payne Mill Road Glasgow, Kentucky 42141.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 9:00 am central time, 1860 Payne Mill Road Glasgow, Kentucky 42141.
Interment will follow in the Old Order Amish Cemetery in Glasgow, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor's Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Effie (Beard) Cook Rich Armes, age 93, of Canaan, Indiana, passed away at 7:49 p.m. on Tuesday January 16th, 2018, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
Effie entered this life on July 26th, 1924, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late Corbett and Mary B. (Skirvin) Beard. She was raised in Patriot and attended the Vevay High School.
Effie was united in marriage on January 20th, 1944 in Covington, Kentucky, to Ralph Theodore "Ted" Cook, and to this union arrived a son, Gary, to bless their home. She was later united in marriage to James L. Rich on November 24th, 1994 at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church. Effie was later united in marriage to George Ray Armes on November 28th, 1998 at the Brushy Fork Baptist Church.
George and Effie shared 10 years of marriage together until George passed away on December 18th, 2008.
Effie was employed as a line worker for Reliance Electric, retiring in 1986, after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Brushy Fork Baptist Church and Hope Rebecca Lodge in Bennington, and resided in the Canaan community since 1944. Effie will be remembered for her love of singing, dancing, shopping and traveling.
Effie will be deeply missed by her granddaughters: Shanna Cook of Greenwich, Connecticut and Nicole Cook-Ficaro and her husband Jason of Kenner, Louisiana; by her grandson, Sean Cook and his wife: Hannah of Vevay; her great-grandchildren: Macy Laine Cook, McKenna Faith Cook, and Bevyn and Brayson Cook-Ficaro; her special niece, Connie Ireland and her husband Geoff of Snellville, Georgia; and her several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbett and Mary B. (Skirvin) Beard; her first husband, Ralph Theodore "Ted" Cook, who died in 1992; her second husband, James L. Rich, who died in 1996; her third husband, George Ray Armes, who died on December 18th, 2008; her son, Gary Ralph "Cookie" Cook, who died on January 13th, 2018; her daughter-in-law, Beverly Sue "Bev" (Kelly) Cook, who died on September 18th, 2009; her brothers: Jefferson D. and Leslie "Les" Beard; and her sisters: Louise Snyder Burnham and Helen Russell.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, by Reverend Mike Jones at the Canaan Community Academy Gymnasium, 8775 North Canaan Main Street, Canaan, Indiana, 47224. Interment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Saturday, January 20th, at the Canaan Community Academy Gymnasium.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary and Beverly Cook Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay is assisting the family at this difficult time.
Carolyn Ruth (Hamm) Krieger, age 79 of Patriot, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born November 24th, 1938 in WaKeeney, Kansas, the daughter of George Minton and Violet Rebecca (Brechtbill) Hamm. She was raised in Hill City, Kansas where she attended school and later attended college.
Carolyn was united in marriage on August 27th, 1955, in Hill City, Kansas, to the late Donald Lee Krieger, and to this union arrived four daughters: Linda, Margaret, Lisa and Carolyn to bless their home. Carolyn and Donald shared nearly 52 years of marriage together until he passed away on January 7th, 2007.
Carolyn was a manager of shipping and receiving for Magnovox. She resided in the Hill City, Kansas community and moved to Patriot, Indiana in January 2017. Carolyn was a wonderful homemaker and will be remembered for her love of knitting, crocheting, canning and gardening.
She was survived by her daughters: Linda Winstead of Patriot, Margaret Darbonne and her husband J.D. of Magnolia, Texas, Lisa Schafer and her husband Melvin of Diamond Lake, Washington, and Carolyn D. Rothgeb and her husband Roy of Independence, Missouri; by her grandchildren: Gilbert, Candice, Brenna, Nathan, Charlotte and Rose; her great-grandchildren: Dixie and Gilbert III.; her brothers: Johnny Johnson of Lincoln, Texas, August "Sam" Franklin Hamm of Wesson, Mississippi, George Hamm of Antioch, California and James Hamm of Tempe, Arizona; her sisters: Nancy Parks of Hill City, Kansas, Delores Chambers of McCook, Nebraska, Regina Dinkle of Moreland, Kansas and Cathy Lampe of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and her numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George Minton and Violet Rebecca (Brechtbill) Hamm; her husband, Donald Lee Krieger, who died on January 7th, 2007; and her brother, Henry Hamm.
Funeral services will be held at Trenary Funeral Home, 18 1st Avenue Kooskia, Idaho. Burial will take place at Tahoe Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kooskia, Idaho.
Here, Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043, is serving the family at this difficult time.
The family requests memorials in memory of Carolyn to the Charity of the Donor's Choice, contribution cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral homes website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Linda Carol (Heath) Bond, age 73, of Patriot, passed away at 2:24 p.m. on Sunday, January 21st, 2018, at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Linda entered this life on November 28th, 1944, in Madison, the loving daughter of the late Carroll Edward" Boo" Heath and Lovena M. (Furnish) Jacobs. She was raised in Patriot, and was a 1962 graduate of the Patriot High School. Linda attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana for two years and earned her business degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods in West Terre Haute, Indiana.
Linda was united in marriage on June 27th, 1964, at the Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg, Indiana to H. Craig Bond, and to this union arrived two sons: Jerod "Jay" and Jonathan, to bless their home. Linda and Craig shared nearly 53 years of marriage together until her death.
Linda was employed as a bookkeeper for Bircher & Hamilton Volkswagen in Madison for two years; and First National Bank in Vevay from 1964 to 1984. She was also employed as an internal auditor for the Department of Defense from 1985 to 1992. She owned and operated with her husband, J&J Enterprises in Patriot, and was the comptroller from 1992 to 2007.
She was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary. Linda enjoyed playing bunco with her friends and spending time with her family and friends. Linda also enjoyed being on the Ohio River, boating and wintering in Arcadia, Florida. Linda will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and her community.
Linda is survived by her loving husband of nearly 53 years, H. Craig Bond of Patriot; her sons: Jerod "Jay" Bond and his wife Cheryl of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Jonathan Bond of Patriot; her grandson, Jason Bond of Patriot; her step-grandson, Blake Wheeles of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; her step-mother, Ola B. Purvis and her husband Charlie of Milton, Kentucky; her half-brothers: Gary Heath and his wife Mary of Madison, Jeff Heath and his wife Yonna of Brooksburg, Indiana, and Aaron Heath and his wife Shonna of Brooksburg, Indiana.
She will also be dearly missed by her half-sister, Pam Dowdy Foster and her husband Lee of Madison; and her several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Carroll Edward "Boo" Heath, who died on August 21st, 1999 and Lovena M. (Furnish) Jacobs, who died on June 8th, 2009, and her step-father, Warren T. "Pete" Jacobs, who died on January 9th, 2006.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, January 26th, 2018, at 11 a.m., by Reverend Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th, 2018, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bond Family Endowment Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Dr. Gayla Kaibel
Dr. Gayla Jeanne Kaibel, 71, of Ohio County, passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at her residence.
Gayla was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 15th, 1946, the daughter of the late Wanda (Varner) and Howard L. Kaibel. She worked as a Psychologist and received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Gayla was the wife of Thomas Sullivan. They were married in 1982.
Gayla volunteered with Child Protection Services. She enjoyed walking through the woods and reading.
Gayla is survived by her husband Thomas Sullivan of Ohio County and by a brother, Brian Kaibel, of Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by a brother, Howard; and by a sister, Elaina.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Markland Funeral Home of Rising Sun is serving the family at this difficult time.
James W. McSwain, 78, of Decatur, Indiana passed away Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born on Tuesday, March 14th, 1939 in Patriot, Indiana the son of the late Emerson McSwain and the late Edna (Garard) McSwain. Jim married Charleen (Andorfer) Stebing on July 14th, 1989 in Decatur, Indiana.
His employment history included working as a machinist for American Hoist for 20 years, CTS for 5 years, and New Idea for 8 years, finally retiring in 2001. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Decatur for 50 years. Jim was also the president of the Decatur Little League.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. He could never have a conversation without mentioning them.
Survivors include his wife, Charleen K. McSwain of Decatur, IN; daughter, Marla Brunsman of Cincinnati, OH; son, Todd (Paulanna) McSwain of Decatur, IN; step-son, Brent Stebing of Huntington, IN; step-son, Brad Stebing of Decatur, IN; step-daughter, Renee (Ken) Bradford of Decatur, IN; sister, Mary Lou Hart of Madison, IN; sister-in-law, Vera McSwain of Indianapolis, IN; and nine grandchildren, Anthony, Katlyn, Victoria, Kelsey, Brandon, Derek, Madison, Brady, and Kayla.
Jim was preceded in death by a brother, Russell McSwain; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Harold Fels; son-in-law, Ken Brunsman; and daughter-in-law, Wendy Stebing.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Interment will follow at the Decatur Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m., Friday, January 26th at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to service
on Saturday. Masonic Memorial Service will be
held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.
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