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Obituaries - June 11, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 June 2008 23:51

CECIL E. SANDLIN, 78
JOE SULLIVAN, 51
EARL J. BECHT, 74
MARGUERITE W. (HITNER) TRIPURE, 94
EMILIA A. "MIMI" COMBS, 80
DONNIE PAUL STILLWELL, 52
CHRISTINE E. GASAWAY, 81
LEWIS RAY HARBIN, 77
NORA McGEORGE BAKER FLYNN, 92
MARGARET HELEN KINDRED, 80
WANDA MASON BAIRD, 73
ALLEN LYNN (PRUETT) HUNT, 62
PAT CLARK HANNAN CARTER, 79
LESTER M. JEAN, 86
DEBRA E. COOK, 50
ROGER E. ROUTH, 78
ROGER CAMPBELL, 65
IRIS MARY McKEEVER SIMPSON, 76
MAX V. RICHEY JR., 58
MARY LOIS KARR BUSICK, 84
HARLEN L. ALBERTSON, 58
MARY KATHLEEN NORRIS BASHAM, 80
HUGH M. MOTSINGER, 93
ALBERT LEE BRIDGEWATER, 80
RANDALL L. "RANDY" BLANTON, 64
VELMA LEE HOSKINSON, 96
 

 

 

CECIL E. SANDLIN, 78, of Lanesville, died Thursday, May 29, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
  He was a Navy veteran and retired from Multi-Metals and James Brothers Hardware, both in Louisville.
  Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Nan Jean Sandlin; children, Joe Johnson, Kathy Wagner, Gail Suell, Mike Sandlin, Debbie Daub, Cherri Sandlin, Cris Sandlin; sisters, Helen Cissells, Lil Wickstrom; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Monday, June 2, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany with cremation following.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.


  JOE SULLIVAN, 51, of Starlight, died Friday, May 30, in Margate, FL.
  He was a retired salesperson, member of the Knights of Columbus and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight.
  Survivors include his mother, JoAnn M. Sullivan; sister, Sandra Peterson; niece, Kristy Kahle; nephew, David Peterson; great-nieces, Kaitlyn and Khloe Kahle; and close friend, Arlie Smith.
  Services were held Thursday, June 5, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children.


EARL J. BECHT, 74, of Floyds Knobs, died Friday, May 30, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
  He was retired from General Electric Company after 38 years of service and was a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.
  Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Louise (Bowe) Becht; four daughters, Barbara Allen, Cindy Prusinski, both of Georgetown, Sharon Harvey of Leavenworth and Melissa Matthews of Corydon; five sons, Kevin Becht of Galena, Steven Becht of Jeffersonville, Eric Becht of Georgetown, Keith Becht of Floyds Knobs and John Becht of Kernersville, NC; four sisters, Marie Coffman of Robards, KY, Shirley Frederick of Henryville, Cecelia Henriott and Rose Banet, both of Georgetown; five brothers, Francis Becht of Jacksonville, FL, Henry Becht of Corydon,
Leonard Becht of Lilburn, GA, James Becht of Marengo and Jude Becht of New Albany; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
  Services were held Monday, June 2, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial at the church cemetery. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to Mount St. Francis.


  MARGUERITE W. (HITNER) TRIPURE, 94, of Corydon, died Sunday, June1, at her home.
  She was a native of Edwardsville and retired after working 25 years for Sears.
  Survivors include her daughters, Nancy Rochner of Corydon, Phyllis Koerner of Lanesville, Dianne Beaven of Edwardsville; sons, Bob Tripure
of Lexington, KY, Jim and Bill Tripure of Georgetown; brothers, Albert and Fred Hitner; sisters, Mary Egle and Dorothy Hublar; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Wednesday, June 4, at the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Edwardsville Cemetery.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to Edwardsville United Methodist Church.


  EMILIA A. "MIMI" COMBS, 80, of Lanesville, died Sunday, June 1, at her residence.
  She was a native of Sopris, CO, attended Mt. St. Francis, and was a secretary for P.O. Ackley in Trinidad, CO.
  Survivors include her children, Bret Combs of Wyoming, Mark Combs of New Albany, and Melissa Combs of Lanesville; her sisters, Virginia Boday of Tucson, AZ and Margaret Verquer of Trinidad, CO; grandchildren, Zac and Ashley Combs; and numerous cousins in Italy.
  Services were held Wednesday, June 4, at Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Home of the Innocents.


  DONNIE PAUL STILLWELL, 52, of Charlestown, died Friday, May 30, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
  He was a native of Jeffersonville, a former employee of Lancaster Catering in New Albany and a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
  Survivors include his sister, Roxanna Whitaker, Jeffersonville; brother, Randall Stillwell of Charlestown, and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
  Services were held Monday, June 2, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.


  CHRISTINE E. GASAWAY, 81, of Jeffersonville, died Saturday, May 31, at Lincoln Hills Nursing Home.
  She was a native of Mt. Washington, KY, previously worked at the powder plant in Charlestown, was a homemaker and a member of Main Cross Baptist Church.
  Survivors include two sons, Ronald and Ray Gasaway, both of Elizabeth; a daughter, Gloria Neville of Jeffersonville; a sister, Roberta Clark of Mt. Washington, KY; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Thursday, June 5, at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to Main Cross Baptist Church.


  LEWIS RAY HARBIN, 77, of Marysville, died Saturday, May 31, at his home.
  He was a retired truck driver for Falls City Transfer and Storage and a farmer, a Marine veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of the Lawrence Capeheart Post of the American Legion in Jeffersonville.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Patricia Cunningham; daughter, Luanne Staley of Marysville; step-son, Daniel Davis of Charlestown; brothers, Gerald, Darryl, and Bobby Harbin, all of New Albany, and Charles Harbin of Las Vegas, NV; and six grandchildren.
  Services were held Wednesday, June 4, at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.


  NORA McGEORGE BAKER FLYNN, 92, of Denver, CO, died Monday, June 2, at the Skyridge Medical Center in Denver.
  She was a native of Jackson County, KY, active in the Red Hatter's and Eastern Star.
  Survivors include her children, Joyce Roell of Cincinatti, OH, Cecil Baker of Florence, KY, Loretta Ann Smith, of Highland Ranch, CO, and Clifford Baker of Alpharetta, GA; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and step-children, Sue Ann Leverette of Suwannee, FL and James Flynn of Charlestown.
  Services were held Friday, June 6, at the First Baptist Church in Charlestown. Grayson's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to the First Baptist Church of Charlestown, 930 Market Street, Charlestown, IN 47111.


  MARGARET HELEN KINDRED, 80, of Charlestown, died Tuesday, June 3, at a mini home in Jeffersonville.
  She was a native of Charlestown and was a homemaker.
  Survivors include her daughter, Pat Casey of Charlestown and her granddaughter, Sara Casey of Charlestown.
  Services were held Saturday, June 7, at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


  WANDA MASON BAIRD, 73, of Sellersburg, died Wednesday, June 4, at her home.
  She was a native of Lebanon, KY, a retired Chief Financial Officer for Planned Parenthood and member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church.
  Survivors include her husband, Randall Baird; sons, Michael Lauterbach of Crestwood, KY, Rick Lauterbach of Scottsburg and Anthony Lauterbach of Jeffersontown, KY; daughters, Marilyn Rochner of Glasgow, KY and Lynn Lowe of Mt. Washington, KY; step-son, Michael Baird of Floyds Knobs and step-daughter Melissa Litner; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held on Saturday, June 7, at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Cancer Society.


ALLEN LYNN (PRUETT) HUNT, 62, of Salem, died Saturday, May 31, at his home.
  He was a 1965 graduate of Salem High School. He was a motorcycle mechanic and retired truck driver.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Patricia Ann Roberts; a son, Scott Allen Hunt of Golden, CO; a daughter, Pollyann Saxton of Jeffersonville; two brothers, Dave Pruett of Westminister, CO and Boyd Pruett of Salem; two grandchildren and a step-grandchild.
  Services were held Thursday, June 5, at Full Gospel Outreach Center in Salem with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


  PAT CLARK HANNAN CARTER, 79, of Delaware, OH, died Sunday, June 1, at the home of her son.
  She was a native of Junction City, OH, a graduate of New Lexington High School and had lived in New Lexington until she got married in 1974.
  She lived in Salem from 1974 until 1989. She moved to Delaware and for the past 12 years lived in the St. Michael's Community where, until her health began to fail, she was an active volunteer and served as president and later treasurer of the St. Michael's seniors. She was a homemaker and had worked at the former Bryant Manufacturing of New Lexington, member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Lexington and attended the Lutheran Church in Delaware.
  Survivors include daughters, Connie Diebler of Delaware and Annetta Riffle of New Lexington; son, Jeff Hannan of Dresden, Ohio; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, William J. Clark of Nelsonville; Ruth Ann Haven of New Straitsville; Donald Clark of Somerset and Ronald Clark of New Lexington.
  Services were held Wednesday, June 4, at the Roberts Funeral Home with burial in New Lexington Cemetery.


  LESTER M. JEAN, 86, of Campbellsburg, died Sunday, June 1, in Meadow View Health Care Center.
  He was a member of the Campbellsburg First Christian Church. He served in World War II as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army, was a retired employee of the old Link Handle Company in Salem, and was a member of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security.
  Survivors include a son, William L. Jean of Salem, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Tuesday, June 3, at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Hop Cemetery in Campbellsburg with full military honors.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. Mary Ann Sprinkle, Director of Development, 1501 NW 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.


  DEBRA E. COOK, 50, of Fredericksburg, died Monday, June 2, in The Waters of Salem.
  She was a native of Louisville, a homemaker, and a member of the Mt. Carmel Methodist Church.
  Survivors include her father, Wilbur L. Cook of Fredericksburg; mother and stepfather, Gloria and Stanley Ledford of Bradenton, FL; and brothers, Derrill Cook of Pekin and Ronnie Renfro of Underwood.
  Services were held Thursday, June 5, at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery.
  Expressions of sympathy can be made the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.


  ROGER E. ROUTH, 78, of Salem, died Wednesday, June 4, at the Washington County Memorial Hospital.
  He was a lifelong resident of Washington County, member of Smedley Church of Christ, where he served as an elder for many years. He formerly worked at Warren's Sweet Shop, Smith Cabinet, B.F. Goodrich and was a farmer.
  Survivors include his son, David Routh of Salem; daughter, Teresa Pervine of Murray, KY; two sisters, Maysell Maudlin and Juanita Russell, both of Salem; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Saturday, June 7, at the Smedley Church of Christ, with burial in Smedley Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


  ROGER CAMPBELL, 65, Seymour, died on Saturday, June 7, at his home.
  He was born in Yerkes, Ky., and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a self-employed contractor. Memberships included a lifetime membership in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 and American Legion Post 89, both in Seymour.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Sheila Weiss; two sons, Roger Dale Campbell and Rodney Dean Campbell; two daughters, Angie Doebler and Jackie Engleking; three sisters, Edith George, Bobbie Cosby and Carolyn Colwell; and nine grandchildren.
  Calling at Voss Chapel in Seymour is planned today (Wednesday) from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. The Rev. Rick Prather will officiate at the funeral service.
  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour following full military graveside rites performed by members of VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans Post 47 and Korean and Vietnam Veterans Post 7, all of Seymour.
  Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Schneck Hospice.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.


  IRIS MARY McKEEVER SIMPSON, 76, Madison, died on Sunday, June 8, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
  A native of Kendallville, she had been a Madison resident since 1964. She was an obstetrics technician at King's Daughters Hospital in Madison for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church for many years and was a current member of North Madison Baptist Church.
  Survivors include six sons, Patrick Simpson, Tracy Alan Simpson and Timothy Simpson, all of Madison, Andrew Simpson of Hanover, Scott Simpson of Lexington and Noel Simpson of Dillsboro; two daughters, Crystal Ebley of Hanover and Bobbi Simpson of Milton, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Calling today (Wednesday) is planned from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Pastor Frank McGee will officiate at the service.
  Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery near Madison.
  Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Hebron Cemetery or North Madison Baptist Church.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.


  MAX V. RICHEY JR., 58, Lexington, died on Saturday, June 7, at his home.
  An employee of the Scottsburg City Electric Department, he was a Scottsburg native and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Scottsburg First Christian Church.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Anna L. Walker; a son, Max W. Richey of Lexington; a daughter, Melissa Dawn Shields of Lexington; three brothers, Steve Richey of Arizona, William Fryfogle of Scottsburg and Michael Wayne Fryfogle of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters, Vickie M. Tucker of Indianapolis, Lelani Ellis of Fernandina Beach, Fl., Barbara Neiswender of Scottsburg and Robin Bower Kramps; and five grandchildren.
  The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday evening, June 10, at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
  Memorial gifts may be arranged to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life through the staff of the funeral home.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.


  MARY LOIS KARR BUSICK, 84, Orleans, died on Friday, June 6, at Bloomington Hospital.
  She was born in Mitchell and worked as a secretary at both Orleans Elementary School and Orleans High School. She had also worked for several years in advertising sales for The Scott County Journal and The Chronicle in the 1970s and '80s and earlier as advertising manager at the Progress Examiner in Orleans. Memberships included the Orleans United Methodist Church and the Orleans Tri Kappa Sorority Associate Chapter.
  Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Busick; two sons, Bill Busick of Orleans and Gary Busick of Scottsburg; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
  The funeral was conducted on Tuesday, June 10, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. The Rev. Patrick Sinnott officiated.
  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.
  Memorial gifts may be arranged to benefit her church's building fund through the staff of the funeral home.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.ochstetrick.com.


  HARLEN L. ALBERTSON, 58, Little York, died on Wednesday, June 4.
  An automotive mechanic, he was born in Gibson Township, Washington County. He was a member of Mt. Hebron Christian Church.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon K. Killion; three sons, Timothy Albertson of Miami, In., Harvey J. Jackson of Hayden and Justin Lee Wiley Evans of Edmund, Ok.; three daughters, Shannon Anderson of Seymour, Angela Miller of Little York and Devannie Monroe of Little York; three brothers, Harold L. Albertson, Verne Albertson and Phillip Albertson, all of Little York; five sisters, Flossie Denton of San Marcos, Tx., Anna Belle Cravens of Little York, Letha Kay Black of Becks Mill, Shirley Lee of Salem and Annette Graft of Crothersville; and 13 grandchildren.
  Calling was conducted at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg on Friday evening, June 6.
  Memorial gifts may be arranged to assist the family through the staff of the funeral home.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.


  MARY KATHLEEN NORRIS BASHAM, 80, Madison, died on Wednesday, June 4.
  Born in Indianapolis, she was raised in Nabb and attended school there. She was a homemaker and a member of Bible Baptist Temple in Lancaster.
  Survivors include two sons, John Wayne Basham of Madison and Alan Dale Basham of Commiskey; three sisters, Daisy Hand of Madison, Nellie Belle Crain of Frankfort and Geneva Brison of Tamarae, Fl.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
  The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, June 7, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rev. Wendall Leach officiated.
  Burial was in Dupont Cemetery, Jefferson County.
  Memorial gifts may be arranged to benefit Hospice of King's Daughters Hospital in Madison through the staff of the funeral home.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.


  HUGH M. MOTSINGER, 93, Middletown, Ohio, died on Monday, June 2.
  He was born in Glendale, Mt., and retired from Armco Steel in 1978 after 29 years of service. He served as an elder of the former Primitive Baptist Church in Carlisle, Ohio.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Geraldine L. Breeden; two sons, Willard Motsinger of Blanchester, Ohio, and Frederick Motsinger of Oregon; three brothers, Jesse Motsinger and Ernest "Junior" Motsinger, both of Salem, and Roy Motsinger of Commiskey; two sisters, Edith Loveday and Mary Grigsby, both of Salem; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  The funeral service was conducted on Friday, June 6, at the Dalton Funeral home in Germantown, Ohio. Elder Edward Reed and Elder James Clemmer officiated.
  Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Poasttown, Ohio.


  ALBERT LEE BRIDGEWATER, 80, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, June 4, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.
  A Scott County native, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired farmer and a retired inspector for the old American
Can Company in Austin, where he worked for over 30 years. He was a member of Vienna Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.
  Survivors include a daughter, Lydia M. Herin of Kirklin; a brother, Ronald Bridgewater of Tipton; and three grandsons.
  The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, June 7, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Dr. Henry Hawkins and Bro. John Lowry officiated.
  Burial was in New Providence Cemetery near Austin following full military graveside honors.
  Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Vienna Baptist Church or the Scottsburg Alumni Association.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


  RANDALL L. "RANDY" BLANTON, 64, Seymour, died on Monday, June 2, at his home.
  Born in Louisville, Ky, he had worked for Swifty Oil Company as safety director for many years and had previously worked as district manager for Empire Gas Company in Scottsburg. He was a member of Brownstown Christian Church and a former member of the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club.
  Survivors include two sons, Dewight Blanton of Lexington and Donavon Blanton of Seymour; a daughter, Dana Boswell of Scottsburg; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
  The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, June 7, at Brownstown Christian Church.
  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website of Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown at www.wwfuneralhome.biz.


  VELMA LEE HOSKINSON, 96, Franklin, died on Tuesday, June 3, at Homeview Health and Rehab Center in Franklin.
  A retired employee of Saps Bakery in Columbus, she was born in Cumberland County, Ky.
  Survivors include three sons, John Hoskinson of Franklin, James Van Lee Turner of Scipio and William Peart of Lancaster, Tx.; three daughters, Mary L. Parker of Greensburg, Linda F. Gates of Edinburgh and Geneva Dailey of Altadena, Ca.; a stepson, Earnie Hoskinson of Sulphur Springs, Tx.; two stepdaughters, Ruth Edgington and Mary Burks, both of Sulphur Springs; a brother, Roger Lee of Columbus; a sister, Ann Grider of Columbus; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
  The funeral service was conducted at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin on Friday, June 6.
  Burial was in Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin.
  On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


 

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