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Obituaries - January 13, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 January 2010 00:00
FRANCIS H. "FRANK" ROCHNER, 91
DANIEL D. SHIPLEY, 54
CLIFFORD H. KINNEY, 76
CARL E. HARMON, 74
DEBRA K. HEIN, 50
DORIS DUNLEVY REYNOLDS, 89
BERNADENE JANET MCINTOSH, 79
KATHY A. WAGONER, 60
PERRY "WICKS" BUCKNER, 53
LARRY E. WYNN, 56
CATHERINE L. HERR, 86
TIMOTHY W. "OPIE" TANKERSLEY, 47
HELEN LOUISE (WEST) KAISER, 78
ROY WILSON WEBSTER, 88
THOMAS N. STONE, 55
SHARON VELTRI, 65
ELSIE ROSINE RITTMANN KIEWITT, 89
DONNETTE MARIE HOLZWORTH, 61
GLADYS LOUISE FORD CHANDLER, 78
FRED C. WYCOFF, 86
CHARLES EDWARD HOAGLAND, 63
CHARLES DEATON, 86
OMA COLLINS SMITH, 79
HILDEGARD ATKINS, 85
 


    ?FRANCIS H. “FRANK” ROCHNER, 91, Lanesville, died Monday, January 4 at his home.
    He was a retired sheet metal worker for Kentucky Trailer, was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville, was an Army Veteran of WWII where he proudly chose to enlist even though he was in a protected occupation, was a lifelong fan of the Lanesville Eagles and was always smiling and waving at everyone that passed his home.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Norbert Rochner; sister, Wilma Rochner; niece, Jan Hussung and brother-in-law, Bob Banet.
    Survivors include two sisters, Juanita Banet and Audra Courtney both of Lanesville; five nieces, Vicki Meredith, Jackie McCulloch, Debby McDaniel, Jami Rogers and Sheree Banet all of Lanesville; four nephews, Bob Banet, Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeff Courtney of Louisville, Bill Courtney of Georgetown and Donnie Hussung of Lanesville; 13 great-nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Thursday, January 7 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery with military honors. Gehlbach & Royce Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to either Hosparus of Southern Indiana or to his church.
    DANIEL D. SHIPLEY, 54, Hardinsburg, died Saturday, January 2 at his residence.
    He was a construction worker for Koetter Construction in Floyds Knobs and was a local commercial fisherman.
    Survivors include his wife, Therecia Spond Shipley of Hardinsburg; daughter, Tracy Ballard of Clarksville and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, January 5 at Pyke-Calloway Funeral Service in New Albany with private interment at the convenience of the family.
    CLIFFORD H. KINNEY, 76, Scottsburg, died Monday, January 4 at his residence.
    He was a retired school administrator for Salem Community Schools and was principal at Bradie Shrum Elementary for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Scottsburg, the Scottsburg Lodge #572 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Scottsburg and Salem Lions Clubs and served as past District Governor, Indiana State Teachers Association.
    Survivors include his wife, Melba June (Gardner) Kinney; son, David Kinney of Scottsburg; two daughters, Brenda Naugle of Salem and Karen M. Petty of Scottsburg; sister, Louise Hoagland of Indianapolis and five grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 7 at First Christian Church with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. Collins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Living Hope Ministry or his church c/o Collins Funeral Home.
    CARL E. HARMON, 74, Georgetown, died Wednesday, December 30 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    He was a retired mail carrier and maintenance worker for the U.S. Postal Service, drove a school bus for the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation, was a member of the Floyd County Soil and Water Conservation and the New Albany Bible Students.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Gail Ann Kenzig of Georgetown; two sons, James and Scott Harmon both of Georgetown; three daughters, Karen McKinley and Danielle Killebrew both of Georgetown and Carla Aleci of Brooksville, Florida; three siblings, Mary Helen Cowell of Corydon, Jerry Harmon of Jeffersonville and Ronnie Harmon of Arizona; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, January 2 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery.
    The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
    DEBRA K. HEIN, 50, New Albany, died Tuesday, January 5 at her residence.
    She was a former co-owner of the old Trims 'N Tresses Hair Salon in Salem.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.
    Survivors include a daughter, Sonia Randall of New Albany; stepson, Todd Hein of Terre Haute; stepdaughter, Trenda Smith of Pekin; four brothers, Doug and Phillip Perry both of Salem, Jeff Perry of Hardinsburg and Greg Perry of Campbellsburg and three grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 7 at Dawalt Funeral Home with cremation following at Pyke Cremations Service in Henryville.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2201 West Sudbury Drive, Suite C, Bloomington, IN 47403.
    DORIS DUNLEVY REYNOLDS, 89, Ocala, Florida, formerly of Henryville, died Saturday, December 26 at Hospice Tuscany House in Summerfield, Florida.
    She was a member of Henryville Community Presbyterian Church, was the former co-owner of Reynolds Furniture Store and former co-owner and operator of a Motel in Ocala, Florida.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren “Red” Stevenson-Reynolds.
    Survivors include a son, Shawn Reynolds of Windmere, Florida and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 7 at Henryville Community Presbyterian Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville. R.D. Pyke Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Association or the Presbyterian Church c/o P.O. Box 206, Henryville, IN 47126.
    BERNADENE JANET MCINTOSH, 79, Miami, Florida, died Saturday, January 2 at University of Miami Hospital.
    She was a retired employee of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Miami.
    Survivors include a son, Ronald McIntosh of Paoli; two daughters, Julie Cress of Salem and Teresa Miller of Miami, Florida; brother, William Drew of Batesville; sister, Betty J. Poe of Campbellsburg; five grandchildren, two aunts, one uncle and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Saturday, January 9 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Claysville Cemetery in Campbellsburg.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Kosair Charities, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233.
    KATHY A. WAGONER, 60, Borden, died Tuesday, January 5 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a laborer for Broakaway and a member of First Baptist Church in Memphis.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jackie Wagoner.
    Survivors include a son, Troy Wagoner of Pekin; daughter, Stacey Wagoner Stratton of Borden; brother, Mike Jordan of Sellersburg and two grandsons.
    Services were held Monday, January 11 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery.
    PERRY “WICKS” BUCKNER, 53, Charlestown, died Thursday, January 7 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Charlestown and a former employee for the City of Charlestown.
    Survivors include three sisters, Donna K. Buckner, Patsy J. Marshall and Vickie Buckner all of Charlestown; brother, Kevin “Jack” Buckner of Charlestown; two nephews, a niece and two great-nieces.
    Services will be held Thursday, January 14 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    LARRY E. WYNN, 56, Salem, died Friday, January 8 at his residence.
    He served in the Armed Forces in the US Navy and had been a life resident of Washington & Jackson Counties. He was a retired employee of Jay C Store in Salem and loved NASCAR racing.
    He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Donnie and Marvin Wynn, Jr. and a half brother, Jimmy Wynn.
    Survivors include a daughter, Orlando Y. (Jamie) Dillman of Freetown; son, Steven (Cindy) Wynn of Freetown; mother, Wanda Wynn of Salem; three brothers, David (Brenda) Wynn of North Carolina, Mike (Crissy) Wynn of Salem and Eddie Wynn of Salem; two sisters, Cheryl (Clyde) Knight of Salem and Missy (Danny) Weston of Clarksville; companion, Lisa Wynn, her son Aaron and his sons, Conner, Jackie & Dylan Keller and a granddaughter.
    Services were held Tuesday, January 12 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery with full military honors.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus, P.O. Box 35425, Louisville, KY 40232.
    CATHERINE L. HERR, 86, North Vernon, died Friday, January 8 at Jennings Health Care Center.
    She was a member of Vernon Baptist Church and TOPPS. She enjoyed cooking, working in her garden and her grandchildren. She retired from Muscatatuck State Development Center.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Chalmer D. Herr.
    Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Ann Taylor of Greenwood; four sons, Billy Joe Bower of Pueblo, Colorado, Jerry Bower of North Vernon, Eddie Bower of Commiskey and Paul Bower of North Vernon; brother, Martin McMillen of Nabb; nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
    Services will be held Thursday, January 14 at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon with burial in Vernon Cemetery.
    Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.
    TIMOTHY W. “OPIE” TANKERSLEY, 47, New Albany, died Sunday, January 10 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a former employee at B.L. Curry & Sons, Inc. in New Albany and was most recently employed at Smokey's Discount Tobacco Outlet in New Albany. He loved gardening, yard work and animals.
    Survivors include four sisters, Janet Lynn of New Albany, Karen Socha of Clarksville and Gloria Stone and Tracey Tankersley both of Dallas, Texas; two brothers, Jeff Tankersley of New York, New York and Herbie Tankersley of Clarksville; four aunts, Virginia Collier of Clarksville, Vinnie Roe of Bristol, Virginia, Alzada Combs of Pekin and Georgie Tomes of Martinsburg; uncle, Robert Dunn of Elizabeth; several nieces and nephews and many cousins.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 13 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Floyd County Animal Rescue League, 215 West Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150.
    HELEN LOUISE (WEST) KAISER, 78, New Albany, died Monday, January 11 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School in Indianapolis and worked at the former Railroadmen's Federal Savings and Loan Association. She was a long-time member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany and an avid Bridge player along with her many duties as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
    She was preceded in death by two sons, William, Jr. and Steven Kaiser; sister, Pauline Harris and five brothers, Donald, Maxwell, Norman, Jay and Eugene West.
    Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William J. Kaiser, Sr.; two daughters, Mary Gronotte of Lanesville and Ann Day of Sellersburg; four sons, Joseph and Paul Kaiser both of New Albany, James Kaiser of Fishers and William Kaiser of Floyds Knobs and 17 grandchildren.
    Services will be held Thursday, January 14 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in New Albany. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church or Providence Jr./Sr. High School.
    ROY WILSON WEBSTER, 88, North Vernon, died Monday, January 4, at his home in Jennings County.
    The Woodford County, Ky., native retired from Cumins Engine Company. He was on the advisory School Board for Lovett Township, he joined CCC, drove a Huckster grocery truck and worked at Morgan Packing Company in Austin, he also worked at Platter's Sewing and Furniture Shope and and on the railroad from Indianapolis to Cincinnati. He also worked on the B&O Railroad from Lovett to North Vernon and also worked cars at Greens Garage in Lovett, and worked as welder at NYCA in Butlerville, he also worked at the Proving Ground and Basca Manufacturing Company in Indianapolis. He served in World War II in the Air Force and he was on Tinian Island and watched the Enola Gay take off with the first Atomic bomb. He was a member of Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett Township in Jennings County.
    Survivors include his wife, Ella Gross Webster of Jennings County; a son, David Webster of Hope; two daughters, Pamela Anderson and Sally Webster, both of North Vernon; one sister, Nadine Downey of New Port Richey, Fl.; four grandchildren.
    Funeral service was Thursday, January 7, at the Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett Township in Jennings County with the Rev. Brian Anderson officiating.
    Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Burial was in the Vernon Cemetery with member of Matt Hester Post 2021 providing Military graveside rites.
    THOMAS N. STONE, 55, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, December 2.
    Survivors include his wife, Debbie Brown Stone; a daughter, Mary L. Stone; and a son, William R. Stone of Scottsburg; father, Darrell C. Stone, Sr., and Gladys Stone of Independence; a brother, Chester Stone; sister, Jackie Scarberry.
    A graveside service was held Friday, December 4, at Stone Family Cemetery in Leon, with Rev. Sampy Hart officiating.
    Crow-Hussell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online registry is available at www.crowhussellfh.com
    SHARON VELTRI, 65, Scottsburg, died Thursday, January 7, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    The Hobart native was a former secretary.
    Direct cremation  with burial at a laster date.
    Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg was in charge of the local arrangements.
    ELSIE ROSINE RITTMANN KIEWITT, 89, Seymour, formerly of Crothersville, died Friday, January 8, at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
    She was farmer's wife and homemaker. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown and Sunday School teacher, Emanuel Martha's Society, served as the treasurer for Lutheran's Womens Missionary League, served as a 4-H leader for 18 years, past president of Crothersville Senior Citizens, and Extension  Homemaker County Office member.
    Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Gleason of Memphis; a son, Larry Kiewitt of Seymour; a sister, Mrs. Wilbert  Gladys Pollert of Seymour, five grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be today (Wednesday), January 13, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dudleytown with burial to follow at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.
    Visitation will be after 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the church.
    Memorial dontions may be given to the Trinity Lutheran High School or the Lutheran Community Home in care of Adams Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralhomeonline.com
    DONNETTE MARIE HOLZWORTH, 61, Scottsburg, died Saturday, January 9, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    She was a homemaker, a member of the First Christian Church in Scottsburg and was  member of Psi Iota Xi sorority.
    Survivors include her husband, James. H. Holzworth; daughter, Jacqulyn Arison of Owensboro, Ky.; daughter, Jalane D. Holzworth of Austin; JoAnna G. Hurt of Charlestown; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
    Graveside service was held Tuesday, January 12, at Scottsburg Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home.
    GLADYS LOUISE FORD CHANDLER, 78, Madison, died Monday, January 4, at The Water's of Clifty Falls in Madison.
    The Scott County native was employed with the City of Madison in voter registration for ten years and with the Jefferson County in the Clerk's office of voter registration for 20 years. She was a member of the North Madison Christian Church.
    Survivors include her sons, Phillip T. Chandler of Madison and Matthew Chandler of Lanesville; a daughter, Dusty C. Gray of Georgetown, Ohio; two sisters, Cora Jane Sutter  of Homosassa, Fl, Phyllis Jean Gladden of Scottsburg; three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; a nephew and several nieces.
    Funeral was Saturday, January 9, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with David Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison.
    Memorial contributions may be sent to the activities department of The Water's of Clifty Falls through the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com
    FRED C. WYCOFF, 86, Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, January 6, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    The Underwood native was a WWII Army veteran and was retired from a Chemical Company.
    Survivors include four daughters, Jean Jackson of Jeffersonville, Karen Moore of Elizabethtown, Ky., Melody Perkins of Underwood, and Linda Barrett of Blocher; a son, Charles Wycoff of Jeffersonville; two brothers, Tom Wycoff of Underwood and Emmett Wycoff of Henryville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held conducted by E.M. Coots' Sons, Inc., in Jeffersonville.
    CHARLES EDWARD HOAGLAND, 63, North Vernon, died Saturday, January 9, in an automobile accident.
    He was a respiratory therapist at the Clark Memorial Hospital and he also worked for Jennings Hospital, Norton Hospital in Louisville, Scottsburg City Police Department, Scott County Sheriff's Department and Austin City Police Department. He was a member of the Scottsburg Masonic Lodge No. 572 F&AM. He served in the U.S. Army .
    Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Evens Hoagland of North Vernon; three sons, Kris Hoagland of Scottsburg, Vince Mejia of Dubuque, Ia., and Mike Minamoto of Tokyo, Japan; one daughter, Kimberly Emerich of Holiday, Fl., one sister, Kay Phillips of Louisville, Ky., one brother, Ulessyes Hoagland; and six grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Sweet officiating.
    Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home today (Wednesday.
    Memorial may be given through Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home to the St. Jude's Hospital.
    On-line condolences may be made at www.dovesharprudicel.com
    CHARLES DEATON, 86, Austin, died Saturday, January 9, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    The Perry County, Ky., native was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church in Austin and served in the U.S. Army. He taught school in Perry County, Ky. Before coming to Austin to teach at Austin Elementary School for five years and then becoming principal for 22 years until he retired. He was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association, a member of the Scott County School District 1 School Board for eight years and a member of the Masonic Lodge No. F&AM No. 120 in Austin.
    Survivors include daughters Jacqueline Yeloushan of Tampa, Fl., Vicki Jones of Scottsburg; sons, Mike Deaton of New Albany and John Deaton of Lexington; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Rev. Larry J. DeWitt officiating.
    Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home.
    Burial will be at Austin Cemetery in Austin.
    On-line condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    OMA COLLINS SMITH, 79, Chattanooga, Tn., formerly of Jefferson County, died Saturday, January 9, at the Memorial North Park in Hixon, Tn.
    The Perry County, Ky., native was a retired custodian for the Tampa Technical Institute in Tampa Fl.
    Survivors include four daughters, Wilma Johnson of Oxford, Sandra Gobel of Boswell, Karen Smith and Dianne Downs, both of Chattanooga, Tn.; two sons, Kelvin Joe Smith of Hillsboro, Ky., and Calvin Jake Smith of Chattanooga, Tn., two brothers, Hank Collins of Columbus, and Elson Collins of Deputy; four sisters, Bonnie Campbell of Scottsburg; Gola Stacy of Oxford, Susie Sipe of Deputy, and Hazel King of Madison, 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral service at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Collins Funeral Home with visitation after 12 noon. Burial will be in the Collins Family Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home for the Collins Family Cemetery.
    HILDEGARD ATKINS, 85, Scottsburg, died Sunday, January 10, at the Scott Memorial Hospital.
    She was a native of Nurnberg, Germany and she was a homemaker, a Lutheran and former president and member of the Scottsburg Senior Citizens Association.
    Survivors include her husband, Owen Mace Atkins; three daughters, Leonie Marie Atkins-Rose of Mt. Pleasant, Mi., Stella Atkins-Amick of Scottsburg, Heidi Atkins of Gardner, Ks., a godchild and niece, Hildegard Baumler of Nurenberg, Germany; a brother, Heinz Tag of Nurenberg, Germany; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, at the First Christian Church with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Collins Funeral Home.
    Memorial contributions may be made through the Collins Funeral Home to Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund.
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