Betty Horton

Betty June Loos Horton, 86, of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus.

She was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Jefferson County, to Charles G. and Ethel McDaniel Loos. She was raised on a farm near Ryker's Ridge during the Great Depression and World War II. She graduated from Central High School in 1945 and later studied at Bryant & Stratton Business College in Louisville, Ky. Her husband's career as a banker led them to the communities of Spencer, Portland and Vevay before returning to Madison. While in Portland, she worked in the Jay County Clerk's Office and in the human resources office of Sheller-Globe. She collected and sold antiques in Portland, Vevay and Madison. She enjoyed history, antiques and architecture, and was a member of Historic Madison Inc., serving as a docent for the Frances Costigan House. She also volunteered at King's Daughters' Hospital. She was a member of the Madison Presbyterian Church, the Madison Elks Lodge 524 and Tri Kappa Sorority. She was also active in the Republican party. She and her husband enjoyed the eight years they spent in their historic riverfront home in Vevay. They also enjoyed winter vacations on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She enjoyed traveling to visit family members and grandchildren. She belonged to many bridge clubs throughout her life and participated in many tournaments thoughout the state. She often played duplicate bridge, and planned and organized bridge weekends at Vevay's Ogle Haus Inn. She also enjoyed gardening and reading. She was awaiting the birth of another great-granddaughter.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth "Jill" Wiest of Madison and Janet Lynn Sena of Springfield, Va.; two sons, William Thomas Horton of Northville, Mich., and Ronald Nathan Horton of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Phillips of Indianapolis; her caregiver, Kathy Spurgeon; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lynn "Bill" Horton, whom she married in 1948, and who died Dec. 29, 1997; her parents; three brothers, John F. Loos, Gerald "Gus" Loos and Charles "Deb" Loos; and one grandson.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Madison Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call in the fellowship hall of the church Saturday following the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, the Switzerland County Lions Club or the Madison Presbyterian Church. Contributions can be made through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

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Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Frank Klopp

Frank L. "Dicky" Klopp, 85, of Madison, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Petersburg, Ky., to Ruthford Elias and Thelma Lyon Klopp. He had resided in Jefferson County since 1942. He was a graduate of Madison High School and Indiana University. He served in the Army from July 17, 1946, to Nov. 8, 1947, rising to the rank of technician fifth grade during World War II. He was employed for many years with Conn Organ Co., until its closure. He then worked for the U.S. Government at the Jefferson Proving Ground until his retirement. He was a fan of basketball, especially the Hoosiers. He also enjoyed baseball and football, working in his garden, antiquing and refinishing antiques. He was a runner for much of his life. He also enjoyed fishing and sharing his catch with an annual family fish fry.

He is survived by two sons, Eric Klopp of Madison and Mark Klopp of Berne; one daughter, Jana Klopp of Indianapolis; five sisters, Helen "Muffet" Lindsay of Louisville, Ky., Nell Gaye "Brownie" Rippe, Kathleen Chambers, Elyse "Weesie" Detmer and Judy Boles, all of Madison; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Black Klopp, whom he married July 21, 1953, and who died June 19, 2001; his parents; two brothers, Edward E. "Bee" Klopp, who died Jan. 10, 2006, and David "Deken" Klopp, who died March 19, 2012; and three sisters, Jean "Hope" Henry, Virginia "Gina" Bersch and Mary Faith "Fadie" Seaver.

A funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service. A final salute and military honors will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Ora Kroger

Ora J. Kroger, 77, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Seymour Crossing.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Chapel.



Margaret New

Margaret Agnes New, 88, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Carrington Park in Ashtabula, Ohio.

She was born Oct. 21, 1925, in Owen County, Ky., to Hobert H. and Gertie Katherine Kemper Roberts. She retired from Fluid Industries in Painesville, Ohio. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed bingo.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Carroll Harkins of Ashtabula, Ohio and Nancy K. Pettit of Painesville, Ohio; one son, John H. New of Geneva, Ohio; one sister, Virginia Mefford of Worthville, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. New; one son, Billy J. New; her parents; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in Squiresville Cemetery in Owen County, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.



James Rook

James Raymond "Jake" Rook, 82, of Vevay, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

He was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Vevay, to James L. and Bessie L. Furnish Rook. He was raised and attended high school in Vevay. He served in the Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War, until Feb. 4, 1960. He retired Aug. 19, 1988, as a truck driver for Schenley Distillery in Lawrenceburg. He resided all of his life in Vevay, except for his time spent in the Marines. He was a member of the Teamsters Local in Lawrenceburg, Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion, Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 and Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay.

He is survived by his wife, Kay E. Reid Rook, whom he married June 19, 1955; two sons, Dennis J. Rook and Matthew N. Rook, both of Vevay; four daughters, Wanda M. Bickers of Warsaw, Ky., Angela M. Graves and Mary E. Rowlett, both of Milton, Ky., and Paula Jo Shields of Campbellsburg, Ky.; two sisters, Helen Marie Nelson of Roswell, N.M., and Betty Jo Gullion of Carrollton, Ga.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harold Rook.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Switzerland Baptist Church. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted graveside by Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion and the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396.

Friends may call at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Legion Relief Fund. Contributions can be made through Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

This is a corrected version of an obituary published Monday. It corrects his parents' last name and his military service. It also corrects submitted information on his surviving sisters.



Flora Rusk

Flora Mae Waddle Rusk, 81, of Hanover, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



Cheryl Scott

Cheryl Ann Scott, 59, of Madison, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



Nancy Skaggs

Nancy Laven Schweitzer Skaggs, 71, of Bedford, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

She was born Jan. 3, 1943, in Dayton, Ky., to Lewis Christopher and Catherine Lorraine Schaffer Schweitzer. She lived in Dayton, Ky. for 14 years. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed caring for her family and playing bingo. She also enjoyed fishing. She attended services at Providence Baptist Church.

She is survived by seven children, Nellie Hewitt of Bedford, Ky., Cecil Skaggs III of Vevay, Sheila Hughes of Pendleton, Ky., Virginia Willhite and Joyce Hewitt, both of Bedford, Ky., Aileen Skaggs of New Castle, Ky., and Helen "Sissy" Krohn of Bedford, Ky.; one sister, Margie Sparks of Junction City, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Skaggs Jr., whom she married July 7, 1962, and who died Jan. 4, 2013; her parents; one brother, Gene Schweitzer; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.



Brenda Stanfield

Brenda Diane Dillon Stanfield, 70, of Pleasant, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Indianapolis, to Gerald Edgar and Lucy Bewley Dillon. She was raised in Indianapolis, where she attended Ben Davis High School. Brenda was united in marriage in 1964 to Thomas Stanfield. She was a former bakery manager for Standard Grocery in Indianapolis for several years. She was also employed as a checkpoint supervisor for the Indianapolis International Airport, retiring in 2001, after several years of service. She resided in the Pleasant Community the past year.

She is survived by one daughter, Vicki Couch of Pleasant; two brothers, Maurice Dillon of Pittsboro and Melvin Dillon of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Betty Randall, Loretta Green and Doris Dillon; and one brother, William Dillon.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Pleasant Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations towards funeral expenses. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.



Thomas Stinson

Thomas F. Stinson, 66, of Dupont, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Chapel.