Jeremie Cardinal

Jeremie Ernest Cardinal, 41, of North Vernon, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, in North Vernon.

He was born May 23, 1972, in Columbus, to Ernest and Diana Perdue Cardinal. He was a 1991 graduate of Jennings County High School. He worked as a press operator for GeCom in Greensburg for seven years. He previously worked for Decatur Plastics, N.A.C., Erler Industries and Seymour Tubing. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He also enjoyed riding all-terrain vehicles and racing radio control cars, often in the Madison area.

He is survived by his wife, Michele Clarkston Cardinal, whom he married April 20, 2001; six sons, Joseph Cardinal, Martin Cardinal, Dillon Cardinal, Dalton Cardinal and Christopher O'Dell, all of North Vernon, and Devin Cardinal of Tennessee; two daughters, Kristen Cardinal of Indianapolis and Brittany Cardinal of North Vernon; his parents of North Vernon; his grandparents, Bonnie Cardinal of North Vernon and Faye Chamberlin of Columbus; two sisters, Bonnie Blessing of Seymour and Tina Bower of Scipio; and one granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charlie Cardinal, Bill Chamberlin, Joseph Perdue and James E. Parks.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Southeast Mental Health in North Vernon. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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

Eugenia Kovacich

Eugenia May Kovacich, 85, of Scipio, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Jennings Health Care Center in North Vernon.

She was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Elmira, N.Y., to Herman and Mabel Mitchell Bastilla. She attended Elmira Heights High School. She was a homemaker and had worked for the Remington Typewriter Company in Elmira Heights, N.Y., for five years. She was a member of Matt Hester Post 2021 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed babysitting and painting crafts.

She is survived by her husband, John Kovacich, whom she married Dec. 13, 1947; three sons, Francis "Frank" Kovacich of North Vernon, Thomas Kovacich of Greensburg and Terry Kovacich of Louisburg, Mo.; two daughters, Joan Webster of Towanda, Pa. and Sue Mullikin of Napoleon; one brother, Tom Lesick of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; one sister, Mildred Payne of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren, including several from the Madison area; and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, William Bastilla; and one great-grandson.

The funeral and visitation will be private at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of Jennings County. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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

Mildred Pruett

Mildred Deloris Zuch Pruett, 84, of Hanover, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Aliquippa, Pa., to Samuel Willis and Margaret Belle Guy Zuch. She graduated from New Waterford High School in New Waterford, Ohio, in 1947. She attended Asbury College for one year and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from God's Bible School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1952. She cared for her family and supported her husband's ministry for more than 40 years in several communities in Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina. She worked at Wesleyan Church World Headquarters in Marion for seven years. She retired from Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. after working there for 11 years. She enjoyed reading, growing violets, cooking and spending time with family. She was most recently a member of First Wesleyan Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. and attended West Madison United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Pruett, whom she married Aug. 8, 1953; three children, Robynn Pruett Wolfschlag of Castle Rock, Colo., Karen Pruett Mitchener of Fairmount and James "Jim" Pruett of Madison; two sisters, Evelyn Burton of West Terre Haute and Tillie Cattrell of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Burt Zuch of Rosedale; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one aunt; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Park Cemetery in Fairmount.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The JESUS Film Project, P.O. Box 628222, Orlando, FL 32862-8222 or www.jesusfilm.org; or the Blanket of Hope Society, 8312 Westover Drive, Prospect, KY 40059. Contributions can also be made through the funeral home.

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



Leonda Smith

Leonda C. Smith, 42, of Worthville, Ky., died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at her residence.

She was born March 18, 1972, in Carrollton, Ky., to David and Christine Carmack Skirvin. She was disabled.

She is survived by her companion, James "J.K." Keel of Worthville, Ky.; one daughter, Renee Link of Worthville, Ky.; one son, Cody Black of Ghent, Ky.; one step son, Corey Keel of Vevay; her father of Inglis, Fla.; one sister, Becky Skirvin of Florida; two brothers, Doug Smith of Worthville, Ky. and Chris Skirvin of Round Rock, Texas; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and one brother, Leroy Skirvin.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be at a later date in English Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

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