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Obituaries Aug. 22, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:00


CAROLYN LUCILLE RITCHIE, 65
JAMES “JIM” LEWIS, 73
CATHERINE "KAY" L. KEITH MORGAN BENTLEY, 73
WILLIAM LEWIS, 79
DONNA WHICKER, 84
JUNE SIMMONS, 84
RACHEL LOU BURTON COPELAND, 73
RICKY LEE WHELAN, 43
BERNICE DUDLEY, 91
PHILLIP DANIEL WOLFE, 35
PHYLLIS DARLENE WELLS MOUNT THOMPSON, 78
KEVIN BAKER, 53
LELIA RAYE PATE GRANTZ HOWARD, 88
DONALD “DONNIE” MCDANIEL, 75
WILLIAM H. “BILL” PALMER, SR., 85

CAROLYN LUCILLE RITCHIE, 65, North Vernon, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital.
She was born on October 3, 1946 in Scipio, Ind. to John Kelly and Lucille Marksberry Miller. She was retired from Developmental Services Inc. in Scipio and had previously worked in laundry for the former Community Care Center, Jen-Acres and Oxford Industries, all of North Vernon.
Survivors include her husband: Jimmie Ritchie, Sr. of North Vernon; her sons: Jimmie Ritchie, Jr. and Kelly Ritchie, both of North Vernon; her daughters: Karen (Jesse) Crisp, Tena (Tim) Turner and Ronda (Dave) Stocks, all of North Vernon; her brother: Doug (Barb) Miller of North Vernon; her sister: Irene Jeanette (Jimmy) Kuntz of North Vernon; 18 grandchildren and 22 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: David, George and John Miller; her sister: Darlene Miller; her granddaughter: Rachel Mitchell McVey; and her grandsons: Tyler McVey, Joseph and Andrew Turner and Jamie Mitchell.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Burial will follow at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family for their expenses through Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services.


JAMES “JIM” LEWIS, 73, Crothersville, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.
He was born on May 26, 1939 in Yeaddiss, Ky. to Covie and Cinda Gross Lewis. He worked in the coal mines of eastern Kentucky for ten years, at National Veneer in Seymour for five years and retired from the maintenance department of Seymour Manufacturing in 1995. He was a member of the Tri-County Conservation Club and the Broadway Pentecostal Church of Austin.
Survivors include his daughters: Debbie (Dan) Wright of Crothersville, Teresa (Robbie) Goens and Tonya (Andrew) Holm, both of Scottsburg; his son: Glenn (Dawn) Lewis of Crothersville; his sisters: Pearlie (Barry) Ritchie of Somerset, Ky. and Marie Joseph of Yeadiss; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister: Justine Turner; his brothers-in-law: Johnny Almond Joseph and Homer Turner; and his granddaughter: Misti Leigh Wright.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Uniontown Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, August 15, and from 10 am until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Uniontown Cemetery or the Parkinson's Foundation c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.


CATHERINE “KAY” L. KEITH MORGAN BENTLEY, 73, Madison, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born on September 28, 1938 in Jefferson County to the late Leonard H. and Alma Vincent Smith Keith. She was retired from the Madison Consolidated High School where she had served as treasurer. She was a longtime member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority Theta Mu Chapter and a member of North Madison Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband: Roy T. Bentley, Sr. of Madison; her sons: Troy (Lisa) Morgan and Tom (Pam) Bentley, both of Madison, and Trent (Jenni) Morgan of Columbus; her daughters: Beverly (Jim) Barnes of Springfield, Ill. and Rhonda (Tony) Hollinden of Tell City, Ind.; her sister: Joy (Junie) Hackett of Carrollton, Ky.; her aunt: Madge Keith of Carrollton; her sister-in-law: Mary Ruth (Charles) Combs; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Joann McDaniel and Janie Abbott.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 17, 2012 at North Madison Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison.
Visitation will take place at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 3 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 16, and at the church on Friday from 10 am until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Christian Church Building Fund.


WILLIAM LEWIS, 79, Alpharetta, Ga., formerly of Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at his residence.
He was born on August 1, 1933 in Campbellsburg to the late James Forrest and Hattie May Voyles Lewis. He was a retired Special Needs director and counselor in Southern Indiana School Systems.
Survivors include his daughter: Amy Lewis of Alpharetta; his sons: Scott Lewis of Dallas, Tx., Brian Lewis of Tampa, Fla., and Mike Lewis of Chicago, Ill.; and his grandchildren: Delaine and Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow at Smedley Cemetery in Campbellsburg.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, August 17, and from 8:30 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of American, 912 E. 86th Street, Suite 205, Indianapolis, IN 462440 or the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN, 47202.


DONNA WHICKER, 84, Deputy, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at her residence.
She was born on November 28, 1927 in Ida Grove, Ia. to the late Roy and Myrna Grapevine Salmon. She was a beauty school graduate and a member of the Austin Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband: Mack Whicker; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers: Alvin, Melvin, Marvin and Don Salmon; and her son: Richard Whicker.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Reverend David Huey officiating. Burial will follow at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, August 17, and from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JUNE SIMMONS, 84, Austin, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
She was born on June 12, 1928 in Confluence, Ky. to the late T.T. And Chloe Begley Bowling. She was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Crothersville.
Survivors include her son: Jim Simmons of Austin; her sisters: Virginia Julian of Scottsburg, Pauline Finney of Waterford, Mich., and Mary (Theodore) McIntosh of Alabama; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: William “Buck” Simmons; and her son: Buddy Simmons.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday, August 18, and from 10 am until the time of services on Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicholas Prince Scholarship Fund.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


RACHEL LOU BURTON COPELAND, 73, Madison, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born on April 17, 1939 in Trimble County, Ky. to the late Selby and Lena Mae Rowlett Burton. She was employed with the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Madison as a shoe cutter for 15 years and later retired after 35 years of service at Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. She was a member of the Eagle Lodge in North Vernon and a lifetime member of the Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary.
Survivors include her sons: Grover (Wanda) Copeland, Jr., Gail (Dianna) and Danny (Jeanette) Copeland, all of Madison, and Darris (Christin) Copeland of Richmond, Ind.; her daughters: Linda Davis (Mick) Barron and Gwen Nolan (Tony) Miller, both of Madison; her sisters: Brenda Brittian, Ida Smith and Jean (George) Reed, all of Madison, Florene Bur Spry of Deputy and Jody (Merv) Brady of LaGrange, Ky.; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Grover Copeland, Sr.; her sisters: Delma Wise Breeden, Judy Boone and Eula Mac Young; her brothers: Edward, Darrell and Ricky Burton; and her daughter-in-law: Janet Wheeler Copeland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Sunday, August 19, and from 9 am until the time of services on Monday.
Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion will conduct a special service at the funeral home on Sunday, August 19, beginning at 7 pm, followed by another special service conducted by the Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary at 7:30 pm.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.


RICKY LEE WHELAN, 43, Madison, died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born on March 4, 1969 in Louisville to Larry Ray Whelan, Sr. and Marie Goodman Whelan. He last worked for Paul Boldery in concrete and masonry and had attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover.
Survivors include his daughters: Angel Hord of Jeffersonville and Rachel Hord of Madison; his son: Deyvn Broudas of Madison; his granddaughter: Adaley Fox; his brothers: Larry (Evelyn) Whelan of Madison and Allen Douglas (Patti) Breeden of Paducah, Ky.; his sisters: Michelle (Kenny) Jeffries of Pleasureville, Ky., Crystal Whelan of Lexington, Ky., Janet Whelan and Karen (John) Dawson, both of Louisville; his step-mother: Wanda McClure of Madison; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 20, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Ricky Lee Whelan Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.morgan-nay.com.


BERNICE DUDLEY, 91, Borden, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at her residence.
She was born on June 1, 1921 to the late William Henry and Lula Mildred Jackson Keibler. She was a retired factory worker and homemaker. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of Salem.
Survivors include her son: Dennis Dudley of Borden; her daughters: Shelia Smith of Salem, Sylvia Beckett of Pekin, Joy Dudley and Velma Hibdon, both of Taylorsville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Thomas E. Dudley; a son, two grandchildren, a brother and three sisters.
There will be no funeral services. Cremation was chosen.
Arrangements are being handled by Hughes-Taylor Funeral Homes.
Online expressions mat be made at www.hughestaylor.net.


PHILLIP DANIEL WOLFE, 35, Austin, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 26, 1976 in Scottsburg to Phillip and Lynette Wolfe.
Survivors include his parents of Austin; his brothers: Mark Edward and Matthew Aaron Wolfe, both of Austin; and his nieces: Melissa Marie Mullins and Kasey Danielle Brandenburg, both of Austin. He was preceded in death by his sister: Kelli Marie Wolfe.
Funeral services will be heldat 1pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


PHYLLIS DARLENE WELLS MOUNT THOMPSON, 78, Troy, Mo., formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday, August 12, 2012 at St. John Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born in Kansas to the late J.B. and Lorah Wells. Before moving to Missouri, she had lived in Scottsburg for 33 years.
Survivors include her son: Steven L. Mount of Troy; a local grandson: Joshua Mount; her nieces: Kathy Browne of Troy and Kathy Aden of Champain, Ill.; her nephew: Paul (Peggy) Behrens; her step-children: Pat Brady and Wayne Thompson, both of Columbus, and Shane Thompson of Illinois; two other grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Ingon Chapel in Troy. Cremation followed.
A Scottsburg memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Lexington.


KEVIN BAKER, 53, Salem, died Saturday, Aug. 18, at Corydon Nursing and Rehab.
He is the son of P.D. and Betty Gail (Criswell) Strange. He was a cabinet worker.
Survivors include a daughter, Katrine Baker, Fredericksburg; one brother, Rickey (Merideth) Baker; two sisters, Linda (Wesley) Fultz and Denise Wiseman; a half-brother, Mike Wiseman; and half-sisters, (Mark) Gale Wiseman, Judy Wiseman, Daine Short, Pam Stewart, Barbara Davis and Leshia Davis.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in Kansas Cemetery.


LELIA RAYE PATE GRANTZ HOWARD, 88, Charlestown, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at her residence.
She was born on August 6, 1924 in Scottsburg to Cortis Pate and Millie Florence Farris Pate Ratliff. She was a retired nurses aid at Floyd Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in New Albany.
Survivors include her daughters: Judy Norris of Charlestown, Barbara Harmon of Vinton, Va., and Beatrice Walker of Palmyra; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Anthony Grantz; and four sisters.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Tunnel Hill Cemetery in Edwardsville.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Grayson Funeral Home of Charlestown.


DONALD “DONNIE” MCDANIEL, 75, Scottsburg, formerly of Marysville, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 28, 1936 in Clark County to Theodore and Daisy Mahan McDaniel. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his daughter: Donna Gardner (Mark) of Austin; his sons: Mark (Paula) McDaniel of Lexington and Andrew McDaniel of Madison; his sisters: Carol Marling of New Washington, Inez (Garner)Willey of Alta Vista, Va., Charlotte (Sonny) Jones of Charlestown, Loretta (Eugene) Seals of Marysville, and Sylvia (Roger) Jones of New Washington; his brothers: Gerald (Deanna) McDaniel of Branson, Mo. and Allen (Debbie) McDaniel of New Washington; his grandchildren: Travis, Amy, Seth, and Alana; his great-grandchildren: Aubrey, Hayden, Raegan; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother: Irvin McDaniel; and his brother-in-law: Ray Marling.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Beswick Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Grayson Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, August 23.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


WILLIAM H. “BILL” PALMER, SR., 85, died Sunday, August 19, 2012.
He was the owner of Palmer Roofing Company. He joined the Navy during WWII to fight alongside his brother, Al, and was a Mason for over 50 years.
He was born on June 18, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Allan and Emma (McCord) Palmer, Sr.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. (Dupin) Palmer.
He is survived by his children, Debra Hanna (Rodney), Bill Palmer, Jr. (Kim); brothers, Al Palmer (Lib), Chip Palmer (Boogie); 7 grandchildren and loving friend and companion, Ruth Grief.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Wednesday, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (New Church) with a private entombment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery in Louisville.
Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Ln., New Albany) handled the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


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