Obituaries - April 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:00 AM
Marilyn J. Abbott, 77, of Madison, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Vail Funeral Chapel.
Harry Althoff, 81, of Bear Branch, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Baptist East Health Louisville.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.
Danny O. Ellis, 88, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at White River Lodge in Bedford.
He was born March 28, 1926, in Mitchell, to Ernest A. and Laura Mae Spicer Ellis. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a mechanic and truck driver, and had been employed as a driver with Greyhound Bus Lines. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Bedford. He enjoyed his boat and his dogs.
He is survived by eight children, Danny D. Ellis of Mitchell, Sharon Mae Sellers of Alabama, David Keith Ellis of Florida, Marjorie "Peachy" Becker of Bedford, Terry Lemm of Madison, Sherry Adams of Bedford, Robin Woody of Tennessee and Danielle Ellis; four step children; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lawrence Ellis and Merrell Ellis; and one sister, Eva Weaver.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell. A graveside service and burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Wiggam Cemetery in Deputy. Military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
David L. Marshall, 65, of Deputy, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at his residence.
He was born April 12, 1948, in Madison, to Leslie and Kathleen Lockridge Marshall. He resided all of his life in the Deputy community was a 1966 graduate of Deputy High School. He served in the Air Force from May 23, 1967 to May 23, 1971, rising to the rank of staff sergeant serving during the Vietnam War. Early in life he enjoyed farming. He later worked for 27 years as a supervisor for Gosman Inc. retiring in Nov. 2010. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and miniature horses. He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church and the Deputy Alumni.
He is survived by his wife, Jerri Maureen West Marshall, whom he married Aug. 2, 2000; two step daughters, Kendra Archer of Moorefield and Kayla Marshall of Hanover; one brother, Steve Marshall of Lancaster; three sisters, Linda Troyer of Colon, Iowa, Margaret Rea of New Palestine and Sue Fields of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Tommy Marshall.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service. A final salute and military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lancaster Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
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Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Dorothy Mae "Aunt Dot" Morris Rowlett, 90, of Vevay, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born Oct. 17, 1923, near Mount Sterling, to George L. and Della Frances Ritchie Morris. She was raised in Bennington and attended the Saint Mary's School. She was a former clerk for Morris's Five & Dime, G.C. Murphy and Metzger's Mensware all in Madison. She enjoyed making elderberry wine with her husband. She attended the Madison and Vevay senior centers. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Madison and was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. She enjoyed playing euchre, canasta and bingo. She also enjoyed spending time with her family every Sunday and her cat.
She is survived by one sister, Betty Bovard Griswold of Bennington; one aunt; 13 nieces; seven nephews; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Rowlett, whom she married Oct. 17, 1942, and who died Dec. 11, 1989; her parents; one sister, Naomi Carlton; and two brothers, Oral D. Morris and George Mace "Junior" Morris Jr.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in the Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Nancy Jane Thurston, 79, of Las Cruces, N.M., died Saturday, April 7, 2014, at Mesilla Valley Hospice La Posada in Las Cruces, N.M.
She was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Lancaster, Ohio, to Lewis and Lula Everitt. She was employed at Jefferson Proving Grounds for many years. She moved to Las Cruces, N.M. in 1983 from Madison. She enjoyed animals, gourmet food, shopping and socializing.
She is survived by her companion, IK Petersen of Las Cruces, N.M.; one sister, Lydia Cox; and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Richard L Everitt and Lewis C. Everitt Jr.; and four sisters, Betty Tryon, Carole Schuknecht, Mary Jo Raney and Sharon Hostetler.
A celebration of life was scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces, N.M.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1779, Newport Beach, CA 92659-0139.
Online condolences can be sent at www.getzfuneralhome.com.
Allen Clarence Webster, 68, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Norton-Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
He was born Sept. 26, 1945, to Allen "Pete" Webster Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Giles Jump.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Edwards Webster; one son, Danny Webster of Milton, Ky.; three step sons, Michael McLaughlin, Andrew McLaughlin and Matthew McLaughlin; two daughters, Diana Webster of Madison and Dana McIntyre of Warsaw, Ky.; one brother, Jimmy Ray Webster of Independence, Ky.; one sister, Valerie Seagraves of Carrollton, Ky.; nine grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his father; and one great-grandson.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home in Warsaw, Ky.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Online condolences can be sent at www.gnmfh.com.