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Obituaries - February 11, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:00 AM
Louise Morris Adams, 78, of Canaan, near Pleasant, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Evaline Aldridge, 76, of Bedford, Ky., died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Baptist East Hospital in Lagrange, Ky.
She was born Sept. 8, 1937, in Folsom, Ky., to James Louis and Anna Mae Smith McCane. She grew up in Kentucky. When she was in her mid-teens her family moved to the Trimble Co. area.
She and her husband farmed. She took care of the house and the farm, and always found time to work in the family garden. She enjoyed caring for house plants, sewing and creating keepsakes. In recent years, she spent time babysitting. She was a member of the Bedford Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by two children, Jo Aldridge and Tim Aldridge , both of Bedford, Ky.; six siblings, Nancy Geyman, Emma Harmon, Janice McCane, Frank McCane, all of Bedford, Ky., and Ronald McCane and Donald McCan, both of Milton, Ky.; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Aldridge, whom she married in 1954, and who died in 2007; her parents; and two brothers, Junior McCane and Eck McCane.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
John W. Browning, 88, of North Vernon, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
He was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Paint Lick, Ky., to Jake and Nalda Masters Browning. He served in the Navy in Guam and the Philippines with the Seabees during World War II, and in Alaska during the Korean War. He owned the Country Music Barn in Deputy. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for J. L. Browning Excavating until he retired. He was a member of the Matt Hester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2021 in North Vernon. He enjoyed playing music.
He is survived by two sons, Jeff Browning of Deputy and Mike Browning of Abingdon, Va.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Lee Bowling Browning; his parents; and one sister, Jeanetta Griffith.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be in Dupont Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Online condolences can be sent at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.
Wilma Jean Conover, 86, of Hanover, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Jefferson County, to Lawrence and Lula Sipe Means. She was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church, former English Shrine Guild and the Charlestown Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Gibson of Madison, Donna Conover of Lexington and Janice Spillman of Madison; two sons, Lloyd "Johnny" Conover of Scottsburg and Michael Conover of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Conover Jr.; one infant daughter, Cheryl Conover; her parents; two sisters, Ruth Alexander and Eva Clark; and one grandson.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Bethel Church. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the New Bethel Cemetery Association.
Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.
Fred Richard George, 59, of Hanover, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at his residence in Aurora.
He was born June 23, 1954, in Madison, to Everett and Ottilie Maria "Margrett" Krause George. He was raised and attended school in Jefferson County. He served in the Army. He held various positions in different careers. He worked as a heavy equipment operator at the Jefferson Proving Ground for several years, at Universal Cleaning Services for several years and in production with Gecom Corporation in Greensburg from 1999 to 2000. He also worked with Grand Victoria Casino for several years. He was united in marriage to Deborah A. Sirk. He was baptized and of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by two daughters, Amanda George of Elsmere, Ky. and Hailey George of Aurora; one son, Dillion George of Aurora; one step son, Adam Sirk of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Lucia Linda Maria George Landry of Audubon, Pa.; one niece; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died in 1963; his mother, Ottilie Maria "Margrett" Krause George May, who died July 20, 2013; and his step father, Russell F. May, who died Sept. 15, 2008.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be conducted graveside.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
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Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Charlotte "Jill" Holcroft Keller, 68, of Madison, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born Dec. 31, 1945, in Madison, to Paul A. and Jean Torrance Holcroft. She was raised in Madison and was a 1963 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She attended Hanover College and Ohio University. She served as a realtor in Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio, retiring in 1996. She lived in Bloomington, before returning to her family home on Holcroft Road in Madison following her husband's death. While in Ohio, she was a member of Lancaster and Columbus Board of Realtors, the Fairfield County Heritage Association, and Children's Hospital of Columbus and Fairfield County Hospital's Together With Important Goals. She was active in the Madison community, serving as chair of the John Paul Park Conservancy. She was a past regent of the John Paul Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a past worthy matron of Madison Chapter 530 Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Historic Madison Inc., Valley Hills Garden Club, Jefferson County Historical Society and Tri-Kappa Sorority.
She is survived by one daughter, Tracy Lynnette Keller of Madison; one sister, Judy Holcroft Sneed of Charleston, S.C.; one brother, John W. Holcroft of Houston, Texas; and several other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Keller, who died March 13, 2001; one son, Charles Christopher Keller, who died Jan. 28, 1994; and her parents.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the John Paul Park Preservation Conservancy of the Scottish Terrier Area Rescue in Cincinnati, Ohio. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
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Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Edward Lavern "Vern" Maupin, 87, of Commiskey, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at The Waters of Clifty Falls.
He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Commiskey, to Frank T. and Lura Alice Cain Maupin. He was born and lived on the same farm his entire life. He was a former member of the Commiskey Baptist Church, and a current member of Coffee Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed being with his family, gardening, flowers, his church, his church family, his dog and telling stories about farming with horses when he was young.
He is survived by one sister, Margaret Hendricks of Commiskey; one brother, Gilbert Maupin of Commiskey; one nephew; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Charles Maupin.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Dupont Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from noon until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Coffee Creek Baptist Church Building Fund or Coffee Creek Baptist Church - Franklin Graham Samaritan's Purse. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.
Arthur C. "Sonny" Schout, 70, of Worthville, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information re pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.
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