Frank Etherton

Frank Etherton, 93, of 607 Virginia Ave. died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

He was born Jan. 21, 1913, in Jefferson County, the son of Vernie and Eve Kiser Etherton. He was raised in Jefferson County, then lived for a few years in Los Angeles, Calif., working for an auto agency. He moved back to Madison in the 1940s, living on the family farm. He enjoyed farming all his life. He was a member of the Jefferson County Republican Party and had served as a county commissioner. He was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge, the Madison Elks Lodge, Union Lodge No. 2 F& AM, the Hilltoppers Boating Club and Trinity Methodist Church. He enjoyed raising beautiful roses, fishing, dancing, and playing bridge and euchre. He was married March 10, 1940, to Marguerite Emma "Peggy" Schneider.

He is survived by one son, John Steven Etherton of Indianapolis; one grandson; three nieces; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1916; his father in 1963; his stepmothers, Lizzie Etherton and Lula Etherton; one daughter, Diane Etherton on Nov. 17, 1959; three sisters, Erdean "Dean" Etherton Brown, Opal Etherton Webb and Wilma Etherton Kasper; and one nephew.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Trinity United Methodist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Charles Lohide


Charles Earl "Charlie" Lohide, 76, of 2257 State Road 56, Aberdeen, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born Sept.. 24, 1930, in Switzerland County, the son of Lawrence K. and Minnie P. Sanders Lohide. He was raised near Aberdeen. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a molding press operator for Western Electric (AT&T) in Indianapolis, retiring in 1985 after 30 years of service. A farmer at heart, he traveled from Indianapolis on weekends and continued to farm the family farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, camping and Purdue University. He was a member of Cumberland Lodge No. 726 F & AM, and was the lodge's DeMolay Chapter Dad; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; and Cumberland Order of Eastern Star No. 515. He received the DeMolay Cross of Honor in 1978. He attended New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Martin Lohide, whom he married July 23, 1955; one son, Steve Lohide of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Kim Bennis of Emden, Ill; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Louise Gayle, on March 23, 2003; and one brother, Karl F. Lohide on Oct. 24, 2004.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Littlefield Cemetery in Aberdeen. The honor guard of Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay VFW Post 5396 will conduct military rites at the cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Cumberland Lodge No. 726 F & AM will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association, Relay for Life or the charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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