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Obituaries April 24, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 April 2013 00:00

PATRICIA ANN TYLER, 65
DUANE E. MILLER, 83
LATONIA SUE WALKER, 47
WILLMER “BILL” MORRIS, SR., 70
VINA M. SIEBEIN WILLIAMS, 90
ELEANOR O. BUSH, 86
MARY JANE VIGNEAUX BIDDLE
ROSCOE E. HARTLEY, 86
WAYNE F. DYER, 89
CATHY LYNN BALLARD, 53
CELESTINE F. BARROW, 99
CLYDE RAYMOND PRECHTEL
HOWARD ALBERT TOBEY, JR., 60
PAULINE RICHMOND, 95
ETHEL MAE GRAVES, 89
DORIS P. BROWN, 86
SANDRA SUE CORNETT, 71
EDWARD RAMANAND JAGNANDAN, 60
JAMES K. “JIM” PARRISH, 81
MAE SMITH, 96

PATRICIA ANN TYLER, 65 of Jeffersonville died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 26, 1947 in Charlestown, the daughter of Chester Marshall and Nora Lee Jones Tyler. She was a retired Statistical Analyst for the U. S. Census Bureau in Jeffersonville after 44 years of service and a member of the Second Baptist Church in Charlestown.
Survivors include her daughter, Jessica Irene Lane of Jeffersonville; grandson, Tyler Xavier Lane of Jeffersonville; sisters, Sharon Gonzalez(Louis) of Charlestown and Sylvia Granison(Clarence) of Jeffersonville; brother, Tommy Crawford of Charlestown; Aunt Mabel Irene Cobb of Charlestown; nieces and nephews, Paulette Bussey of Charlestown, Malisa Johnson of Clarksville, Cameron Granison of Jeffersonville and Steven Tyler of Clarksville; four great nieces and two great nephews and numerous other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Greg Tyler, Michael Tyler and Chester Tyler Jr.; grandparents, Roy Jones, Rosa Mae Doyle and Geneva Herald.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday and after 9:00 A.M. Friday until time of service. Condolences to the family may be left at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


DUANE E. MILLER, 83, Salem, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Meadow View Health Care.
He was born on April 22, 1929 in Miltonvale, Kan. to Silas and Blanche Hardesty Miller. He was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich in Louisville, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Tin Can Sailors, VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife: Bonnie Huff Miller; his son: Scott D. Miller of Salem; his daughter: Lisa Brewer of Salem; his grandchildren: Lindsey and Trevor Brewer; and his great-granddaughter: Marley Brewer. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: Ralph, Jake and Melvin Miller; and his sister: Anna Breen.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 17, and from 9 am until the time of services on Thursday.


LATONIA SUE WALKER, 47, Salem, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on January 4, 1967 to the late Ronald Rippy and Beverly Scalf. She was a social worker with the Washington County Office Division of Family Resources.
Survivors include her son: Seth Frazier of Pekin; and her sister: Sandy Beswick of Salem.
There will be no services. Cremation was chosen.
Arrangements were handled by Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home.


WILLMER “BILL” MORRIS, SR.,70, Madison died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
He was born on October 25, 1942 in Jackson, Ky. to the late Henry Sr. and Dicie Shouse Morris. He was first employed for five years with Rex Chain Belt in Madison. He then began a career as a master electrician with the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation, retiring after 35 years of service. He was also a member of the Concord Church of God.
Survivors include his wife: Gaylean Pennington Morris of Madison; his daughter: Sherry Boley and her companion, Norman Kruzich of Madison; his sons: Willmer Morris, Jr. and his wife, Teresa of Madison, Garry Morris of Canaan, Ind.; his brothers: Harvey Morris and his wife, Wanda of Harrodsburg, Ky., Earl Morris and his wife, Marilyn of Bennington, Ind.; his sisters: Dot Overpeck and her husband, Rick of Grapevine, Tex., Virginia Stephan and her husband, Alois of Canaan, Malvary Morris of Liberty, Ky.; his twin sister: Lydia Ann Lainhart and her husband, Darrell of Harrodsburg; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lindburg and Shirley Couch of Deputy, Lovina Howard, Trisha Ann Howard and James Howard, of all of Harlan County, Ky.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Virgil, Henry, Jr., R.T. and Bobby R. Morris; his sisters: Alberta Morris, Betty Avis Dalton, Flora Ellen Reynolds; and his brothers-in-law: James Lee and Nathan Pennington.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial follow at Canaan Cemetery.


VINA M. SIEBEIN WILLIAMS, 90, Madison, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Covered Bridge Nursing Centre in Seymour.
She was born on June 12, 1922 in New Marion, Ind. to the late Leonard and Lorilla Fox Siebein. She was a homemaker and also worked with her husband in the Williams Construction Company. She was raised in the New Marion Baptist Church and later became a member of the North United Methodist Church in Madison.
Survivors include her daughter: Linda Williams Handlon and her husband, Joe of Madison; her son: Michael Williams and his wife, Mamie of Hartsville, Ind.; her grandchildren: Suzy Turner and her husband, John, Kris Williams and his wife, Stacey, Andy Sachleben and his wife, Cassie; her great grandsons: Kameron and Mason Williams; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death her husband: Bud Andrew Williams; her brothers: Emmett, John, Lewis, Gayle and Everett Siebein; and her sisters: Edna Furlow and Marie Andress.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 17, and from 12 pm until the time of services on Thursday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the North United Methodist Church.


ELEANOR O. BUSH, 86, Salem, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Meadow View Health Care Center.
She was born on May 22, 1926 in Salem to the late Harold and Helen Cauble McCoskey. She was a homemaker, attended Friendly Neighbors Homemakers Club meetings and attended Westview Christian Church.
Survivors include her son: Alan L. (Marqueta) Bush of Salem; her daughter: Cynthia L. (Terry) Alexander of Salem; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister: Anna Lou Bellows; and her brother: Harold F. McCoskey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 17, and from 9 am until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westview Christian Church.


MARY JANE VIGNEAUX BIDDLE, 79, died, at Nortons Hospital Old Brownsboro Center, Louisville, KY on September 7, 2012. She was born in Rudyard, Michigan on November 4, 1932.  She went to school in Rudyard until her parents moved into Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.  She attended Loretta High School in the Soo before moving to Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  In September 1951, she met and married John Biddle.  She continued to work in Ft. Wayne before joining him in Alexandria, Louisiana where he was stationed in the Air Force.  She and John traveled continually during their almost 61 years of marriage after he completed his BS & MA at Indiana University. They first moved to Flint, MI before going back to Bloomington for his EdD.  They spent three years in Mt. Pleasant, MI before moving to Saudi Arabia for a year where John was assisting in the development of the University of Petroleum and Minerals. They then returned to the States to Elkins, WV for a year and then to Bakersfield, California where John assisted in the initial development of California State University at Bakersfield and Mary Jane became very active in a seniors assistance volunteer organization.  After several years they moved to Louisville, KY.  She continued her volunteer activities and honed her arts & crafts skills while John was an administrator and professor at The University of Louisville.  Thirteen years later they left U of L and did consulting work in California returning to Salem, IN where she again became involved in volunteer work with Washington County, Indiana Homemakers Club 31.
In 1989, she was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma and fought the disease continually until her death while volunteering herself as a research subject so that others might benefit from her fight with what she called the "Dragon".She was the Vice President of KOBAR Properties LLC.
At the time of her death they were traveling from Alaska to their winter home in Indiana after visiting their children in California.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Vigneaux and Genevieve LaGault Vigneaux, brothers: Eugene, Richard and George James and sisters: Alice Huth, Str Jule (Virginia) Vigneaux, Rosealma Helmkamp, and Irene Desormeaux.
She is survived by her brothers Wilfred (Flora) Vigneaux, Grayling, MI and Homer (Gladys) Vigneaux, Yoder, IN and sister Augustina (Bernard) Trombley of Columbia City, IN.  She is also survived by her husband, John and children Lana Jo (Roy) Byers, Bakersfield, CA, John (Nickie) Biddle jr, Hesperia, CA, Deborah (Darryl) Baker, Galt, CA, and Daniel Biddle of Powell, WY, nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Bunker Hill Christian Church in Salem.  Her cremains were buried at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her name to: National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation 2843 E. Grand River #230, East Lansing, MI 48823.


ROSCOE E. HARTLEY, 86, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital.
He was born on September 15, 1926 in Champaign, Ill. to Eode and Edit Mae Stepp Hartley. He was a former employee of Clarence Hartley Poultry, Farm Fresh, and Rudder Tire and a bus driver for West Washington Schools. He was retired from Bus Maintenance at West Washington School Corporation. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of New Hope Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Mary Jane Conley Hartley; his daughters: Michelle Ann Bishop and Ellen Sue Denton, both of Campbellsburg; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Margaret E. Setser.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 19, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Livonia Cemetery will military honors.
The family asked that memorial contributions be made to Gideon International.


WAYNE F. DYER, 89, Corydon, died Monday, April 15, 2013.
He was born on February 19, 1924 in Harrison County to Henry and Myrtie Eva Byerley Dyer. He was retired from Underwriters Salvage in Louisville.
Survivors include his sons: Larry (Pam) Dyer of Madison and Darrell (Mary) Dyer of Seymour; his brother: Kermit (Elva) Dyer; his sister: Louanna Crone of Corydon; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Myrtle Conrad Dyer; and his brothers: Elvin and Maurice Dyer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the donor's favorite charity.


CATHY LYNN BALLARD, 53, Marysville, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at her home.
She was born on March 20, 1960 in Louisville to Kenneth and Irene Perry Ballard. She was a former factory worker.
Survivors include her husband: Marty Kiper; her daughter: Katrina Deitsch of Henryville; her son: James Gibbons of Marysville; her brother: Tony Ballard of Marysville; her sisters: Peggy Parish and Linda Edens, both of Marysville, and Bonnie Tucker of Nabb; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 22, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.


CELESTINE F. BARROW, 99, Salem, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013.
She was born on October 27, 1913 in Corydon to Milton and Ethel Alstott Barrow. She was a retired employee of Washington County Memorial Hospital and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salem.
Survivors include her daughters: Nancy Davis and Renae Coates, both of Salem, and Norma McGanty of Post Falls, Ida.; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother: Wilson Barrow.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Visitation will take place at Weathers Funeral Home from 10 to 11:30 am on Monday.


CLYDE RAYMOND PRECHTEL, Palmyra died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Baptist Hospital East.
He was born on January 11, 1957 in Corydon to John P. and Zelda Alvey Prechtel. He was retired from Fischer's Packing Co. and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford. He was also a retired volunteer firefighter.
Survivors include his fiancé: Donna Barry; his daughters: Kristin (Chris) Bobay, Kelli (Seth) Sutherland and Kara (Boone) Dorsett; his sisters: Nancy (Jim) Seipp, Bonnie (Leon) Copass and Gwendolen (Bruce) Receveur; and his brother: John R. (Diana) Prechtel; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial and a luncheon followed.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church or to the American Heart Association.


HOWARD ALBERT TOBEY, JR., 60, Austin, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Ohio County Hospital in Kentucky.
He was born on July 31, 1952 in Clark County to Howard A. Tobey, Sr., and Wilma Nelson. He was the former owner of Tobey’s Septic Service in Charlestown.
Survivors include his sons: Brad Tobey and his girlfriend Jodie Majors of Maceo, Ky., and Jeff Leslie of Underwood; his brothers: Darrell Tobey of Charlestown and Charles Tobey of Scottsburg; his sisters: Luann Tobey of Charlestown and Melanie Zaiiad of New Albany.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


PAULINE RICHMOND, 95, Scottsburg, died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on January 14, 1918 in Scott County to the late William Clarence and Lola Olive Williams Jones. She retired from the Loan Department at Scott County State Bank and was a member of Scottsburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughters: Brenda Spicer of Greenwood, Ind., Paula (Kenneth) Baldwin and Karen (Desi) Owens, both of Scottsburg; her sister: Berniece Cool Anderson Pinkstaff of Scottsburg; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolen Kenneth Richmond; her son: Dale A. Richmond; her granddaughter: Mindi Owens and her son-in-law: Charles B. Spicer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, April 23, and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scottsburg United Methodist Church c/o Collins Funeral Home.


ETHEL MAE GRAVES, 89, Salem, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on April 26, 2013 in Indianapolis to the late Charles and Mary Catherine Conrad Housel. She was a retired Dietitian at the old Washington County Memorial Hospital and a former custodian at Eastern High School. She was a member of Blue River Friends Church in Salem.
Survivors include her son: Rick (Phyllis) Graves of Salem; her daughters: Jan (Dick) Waggoner of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Phyllis Hopkins of Orleans; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Richard Ray Graves; two daughters, her brother and her grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Blue River Friends Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, April 22, and from 9 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue River Friends Church.


DORIS P. BROWN, 86, Salem, died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on May 26, 1926 in Eubank, Ky. to the late Curtis and Marie McCollum Webb. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Chapter Order of Eastern Star #286.
Survivors include her sons: Don (Jean) and Douglas (Sue) Brown, both of Salem; her daughter: Denise (Frank) Newkirk of Salem; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Pete D. Brown; a brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, April 23, and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Community Foundation.


SANDRA SUE CORNETT, 71, Salem, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 20, 1941 in Borden to the late Joseph J. and Leona Veith Vest. She was a homemaker and a formerly employee of the Commonwealth Life Insurance Company in Louisville.
Survivors include her husband: Clyde Cornett; her son: Troy L. Cornett of Columbus; her daughter: Frances “Cookie” (Daniel) Blocker of Butlerville, Ind.; her brother: Kenneth R. (Joan) Shopher of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; her sisters: Mary L. Vest and Barbara V. Woods, both of Salem; her sister-in-law: Joyce Shopher of Salem; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother: Bernard “Bud” Shopher; and her sister-in-law: Doris Shopher.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 24, and from 9 am until the time of services on Thursday.


EDWARD RAMANAND JAGNANDAN, 60, Wilson, N.C., died Thursday, April 18, 2013.
He was born on September 22, 1952 to the late Wilfred and Helen Jagnandan. He was the President and CEO of the Wilson Housing Authority and a longtime member of the Rotary Club.
Survivors include his wife: Brenda J. (Rose) Jagnandan; his daughter: Jennifer Geiger of Indiana; his sons: David (Kate) Rife and Derek (Wendy) Rife, both of Indiana, and Ravinder Jagnandan of Tennessee; his brothers: Neville Jagnandan of Georgia and Leonard Jagnandan of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister: Nora Irwin and his brother: Dr. Norris Jagnandan.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


JAMES K. “JIM” PARRISH, 81, Memphis, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born February 16, 1932 in New Albany to Truman Parrish and Opal Frances Waggoner Daes. He retired from Amerigas in Charlestown as a truck driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Christ Community Church in New Albany.
Survivors include his daughters: Susan (Mike) Welch of Otisco, Diane (Lonnie) Lewellen of Pekin, and Jo Ann (Guy) Sillings of Floyds Knobs; eight grandchildren and13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Lee, Bobby and Wesley Parrish.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, April 22, and from 10 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Lebanon Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home in Henryville.


MAE SMITH, 96, Sebring, Fla., formerly of New Washington, died Friday, April 5, 2013 in Sebring.
She was born on October 12, 1916 in Scott County to James Elmer and Effie Stodghill Shepherd. She was a retired elementary school teacher with New Washington Elementary Schools and was a former member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in New Washington.
Survivors include her daughter: Phyllis (Bill) Williams of St. Joseph, Ill.; her grandchildren: David (Julia) Cross and Lisa (Jeff) Bathe; and her great-grandson: Bryan Bathe. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband: Bryan Riley.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Barnes Cemetery near Nabb.
Grayson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


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