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Obituaries October 30, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:00

OLIVE MADGE O'BANNON, 84
MARIETTA STEPHENSON, 90
MARY JANE MCCARTY, 99
WALLACE V. KRON, 87
NANCY YVONNE TAYLOR, 71
LAVONNE DIANE KIMMICK, 49
HARVEY K. GOODIN, 72
EVERETT R. RYKER, 56
ROBERT J. KIEFER, 72
ANNETTA AILEEN ROCKEY SUTTON, 84
JOHN W. MISSI, 89
CATHY R. STEVENS, 63

OLIVE MADGE O'BANNON, 84, Elizabeth, Ind., died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on August 8, 1929 in Elizabeth to Oscar and Bertie Case. She was retired from Bruce Fox, Inc. in New Albany and was a member of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Elizabeth.
She is survived by her niece- Jan Babcock Jones of Elizabeth, great nieces and nephews and her best friend Betty Knear. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband William Herman O’Bannon.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 24, from 3 to 8 pm and after 8 am on Friday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to her church.


MARIETTA STEPHENSON, 90, of Salem, died Tuesday, October 22 at Salem Crossing.
She was born January 31, 1923 in Washington County to Durward and Clair Oliver.  She was a retired taxidermist, having operated a taxidermy business in Crescent City, Fla.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Crescent City and attended Mt. Tabor and Westview Christian Church.  She was a member of the Friendly Neighbor Homemakers Club.
She is survived by her son:  Jack Reid Stephenson of Salem, two grandchildren:  Sandra Beams and Reid Stephenson and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Morris Stephenson, her parents, a sister: Katrina Purlee and a great granddaughter: Tiffany Smith.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11 am at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm and Thursday from 9 am until the time of service.


MARY JANE MCCARTY, 99, Corydon, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care- Corydon.
She was born on May 12, 1914 in Russellville, Ill. to George W. and Nora Wolfe Trobaugh. She had worked as a Deputy for Royal Neighbors of American and also at Seinshiemers Shirt Factory in New Albany.  She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America Camp # 4224 in New Albany, Order of Eastern Star # 467 in Corydon and New Amsterdam United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her Sister- Irene Neely Cuerdon of New Albany. She is preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents who raised her- Lewis and Nancy Trobaugh, brothers- Carl, Verne Clinton and Charles William Trobaugh and her sister- Dorothy Cushwa.
Funeral services will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon at 1 pm on Friday, October 25, 2013. Burial will be in the New Amsterdam Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 24, from 11 am to 8 pm and after 11 am on Friday.
There will be an Eastern Star Service at 7 pm at  the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to her church.


WALLACE V. KRON, 87, Elizabeth, Ind., died Monday, October 21, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Elizabeth on May 2, 1926 to Bill and Mary Addie Johnson Kron. He was retired from Ford Motor Co. in Louisville after 40 years of service, attended Depauw United Methodist Church and was a World War II Navy Veteran.
He is survived by One son- Allen Kron and daughter- Peggy Kron Day (Sam) both of Elizabeth, One Sister- LeAnna Shewmaker (Aaron) of Elizabeth, Three grandchildren-Natalie Kron Howell (Ryan) and Travis Kron both of New Albany, Steven Day (Thrisea) of Elizabeth, Four Great Grandchildren- Fielding, Jacob, Addie and Gracie. He is preceded in death by a brother- Lester Kron and a sister Muriel Brinley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial will be in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon on Friday, October 25, from 11 am to 8 pm and after 9 am on Saturday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the South Harrison Community Center.


NANCY YVONNE TAYLOR, 71, of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on August 11, 1942 in Austin to the late Lincoln A. Taylor Sr. and Nancy Ann Campbell Nolting.  She was a retired licensed social worker, former coordinator of the Scott County Literacy Council, a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Madison, Indiana, the Ladies VFW Auxiliary Post # 2021 in North Vernon, Indiana and a life member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include three sons, John Ragan Lang, Jr. of Drummonds, Tenn., Martin Roth Lang of North Vernon and Ian Rourke Lang of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; a brother, Lincoln A. Taylor, Jr. (Dawn) of Lexington;  a stepfather, Marcus Nolting of Columbus; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home  with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Wednesday and after 9 am Thursday.   Memorial Contributions: Amedysis Hospice c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


LAVONNE DIANE KIMMICK, 49, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at her home.
She was born in August of 1964 in Scott county. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Kimmick, and their two children, Lyndsay and Albert Kimmick, as well as an abundance of family members and close friends.
Cremation was chosen. Services were provided by the Cremation Society of Kentucky.
A ceremony will be held at Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 in the afternoon to celebrate Lavonne’s life. For those who wish to join, a meal will follow the commemoration.


HARVEY K. GOODIN, 72, of Scottsburg, died Monday October 21, 2013 at the Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 28, 1941 in Wallings Creek, Ky. tp Dillard Goodin Sr. and Clarice (Jump) Goodin. He was retired from Goldberg Construction, an Air Force Veteran, and a member of the Grace Covenant Church of God in Austin.
Survivors include: wife, Cynthia St. Clair-Goodin of Scottsburg; 1 brother, Berley "Doris" Goodin of Austin; 1 sister-in-law, Wanda Goodin of Austin; several nieces & nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: parents; 2 brothers, Donnie H. Goodin and Dillard Goodin Jr.; 1 sister, Joyce Ann Goodin.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Saturday at the Grace Covenant Church of God in Austin. Viewing will be from 4-8 PM Friday and 9:00 AM Saturday until time of service at the church. Burial will be at the Scottsburg Cemetery with full military honors. Brother Michael Payne will officiate.
Online expressions www.hughestaylor.net.


EVERETT R. RYKER, 56, Austin, died October 21 2013, in New Albany.
He was born January 12 1957, in Jeffersonville, the son of Lawrence William Ryker & Bertie Napier Ryker. He was employed at Grayson’s Inc. in Charlestown. He was a member or Mt. Eden Christian Church in Washington County & a graduate of Salem High School.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Gina Rice Ryker, Austin; his mother, Bertie Ryker, Spencer; brother, Charles William Ryker (Diane) Fountaintown Ind.; sister, Alice Ryker Owen, Hanover; nieces: Cassie Ryker Eiermann (Steve), Angie Ryker, Carol Box-Joslin (Jim); nephews, Jason Box & Jonathan Cain (Lauren); four great-nieces, six great-nephews, one great-great-nephew, three aunts and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Lawrence William Ryker; a son William Andrew Ryker; maternal grandparents Charles & Cassie Ball Napier; paternal grandparents Elmer & Etta Hopper Ryker; four uncles, three aunts, one great-great-niece and two cousins.
Funeral service was Friday, Oct. 25 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Scottsburg Cemetery. Virgil Gibson officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice in c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.
Online condolences may be left at www.stewart-hoaglandfuneralhome.com.


ROBERT J. KIEFER, 72, of Scottsburg died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on August 19, 1941 in Louisville to the late Raymond E. Kiefer, Sr. and Rosetta Amelia Grove Kiefer.  Bob was a retired custodian for the old Freudenburg NOK,  a custodian at American Plastics both in Scottsburg, a school bus driver for Scott County School District II for 37 years and a member of the Scottsburg First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene (Lemen) Kiefer; four sons, Rex Kiefer and his wife Spring of Scottsburg, Rick Kiefer and his wife Dee of North Vernon, Gregg Kiefer and his wife Kim and Joseph Kiefer, all of Scottsburg;  four brothers, his twin, John Kiefer, Mike Kiefer and Larry Kiefer all of Scottsburg, Indiana and Stanley Kiefer of Florida; six sisters, Mary Etta Simmons of Jacksonville, N.C., Mickey Abbott of Hanover, Thelma Hague of Louisville, Darlene Hogan of Fort Smith, Ark., Mildred Richey of Underwood and Gale Robinson of Scottsburg, and seven grandchildren, John, Branden, Dustin, Evan, Ericka, Regan and Avery.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Kiefer and Raymond Kiefer, Jr. and two sisters, Dale Barbara Kiefer and Nancy Hehemann.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Saturday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Friday and after 10 am Saturday.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


ANNETTA AILEEN ROCKEY SUTTON, 84, of Sellersburg, died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 25, 1929, to Leroy Rockey and Mary Goldie (Monroe). On December 31, 1983, she married James A. Sutton. She was retired from the Charlestown Ammunition plant, a member of the United Methodist Church in Sellersburg, and a Past Matron and Past Grand Representative of the Order of the Easter Star #588 of Borden.
Survivors include: her daughters, Gloria Kay Lee of Sellersburg, and Teresa Lee of Jeffersonville; her brother, Hubert R. Rockey of Clarksville; her sister, Shelia Rockey of Jeffersonville; her grandchild, and her great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by: parents, husband: James A. Sutton, three brothers, a sister, and a daughter.
The funeral service will be at 11 am on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Viewing will be from 4-8 pm Monday and from 9 am Tuesday until the time of service at the funeral home. There will be an Eastern Star Service Monday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.
Online expressions: www.hughestaylor.net.


JOHN W. MISSI, 89, Lanesville, died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Corydon Nursing Home and Rehab.
He was born in New Albany on September 4, 1924 to Alfred and Amy Ross Missi. He was a retired accounting clerk for CSX railroad, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and an U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Doris Walther Missi.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville with Pastor Christopher Truelsen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon on Monday from 4 to 8 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to his church.


CATHY R. STEVENS, 63, of Hibernia, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
She was born on November 15, 1949 in Louisville to Harry and Christine Logsdon Hicks. She was a construction worker with local 576 in Louisville and local 795 in New Albany. She was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge in New Washington.
Survivors include her sons, Ricky Williams(Brenda), Johns Island, S.C., Ronnie Williams(Jill), Indianapolis, and Tony Spano(Nikki), Fairfax, Virginia; sisters, Harriet McCormick, Charleston, W.V. and Carol White, Portsmouth, NH; brothers, Aubrey “Moe” Hicks, New Washington, and Harry Lee Hicks, Louisville; grandchildren, Sophie Marie, Korbinion Emil, Austin, Isabella, Matthew, Joe and Jakob; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Steve Louis Hicks and sister, Jeannie Cariens.
Private memorial services will be held with family and friends.
Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association cards will be available at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:02