Obituaries - August 11, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014 11:00 AM
Mary Moy Johnson, 91, of Jasper, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.
She was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Augusta, Ga., to Leong and Dessie Woo. She was a child of immigrants from Southern China who were grocery store owners in Augusta, Ga.. She was the owner of a number of Chinese restaurants with her first husband. Following his death, she moved from Madison to Jasper to help her daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and John Sermersheim, to open the first Chinese restaurant in Dubois County, Ming Tree. After retirement, she continued to work for 10 years for Schneider's Shoe Store earning top sales person for SAS Shoes. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed inviting others to the Central Christian Church of Huntingburg. She also enjoyed an active social life and dancing.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary VanHoy of Indianapolis, Miriam Sermersheim of Bloomington and Rebecca Falkenberg of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Paul Wong of Milwaukee, Wis. and Thomas Moy of Greenwood; two sisters, Esther Quan of Houston, Texas and Daisy Brazzeal of Atlanta, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vincent Wong Moy, who died in 1969; her second husband, Beull Johnson, who died in 2003; and one son, James Moy.
A celebration of life service was scheduled for noon today at Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Central Christian Church of Huntingburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com
Darrell Richard Liter, 77, of Hanover, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Bedford, Ky., to Irvin James and Lula Mae Garrett Liter. He moved from Trimble County to Jefferson County at the age of 3. He attended Madison High School. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to Dec. 1961 and earned his GED while in the service. He worked early in life for his father with Liter Painting and Carpentry, Bill's Auto, Preston Paints and in sales with Pearl Packing Company. He attended Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church. In 1971, the family moved to Northern California and resided there for a short time before settling in Oxnard, Calif. He worked as an assistant manager for Firestone for five years and then began a career with the State of California, retiring from personnel and time keeping in 1993. He returned to Jefferson County and settled near Hanover. He enjoyed wood working, trains, movies, collecting and taking care of his home and property. He also enjoyed basketball, especially University of Kentucky and UCLA, and Alabama football.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Ann Quinn Liter, whom he married May 28, 1957; one son, Darrell Patrick Liter of Hanover; one daughter, Susan Ann Montgomery of Madison; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives
He was preceded in death by his father, who died Oct. 24, 1961; his mother, who died Dec. 17, 1989; one sister, Bernice Louise Holwager, who died Oct. 21, 2010; one brother, William Trigg Liter, who died July 11, 2009; and one great-granddaughter.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Military honors will follow.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association or the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Geneva "Gee" Gullion Moreillon, 94, of Vevay, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at King's Daughter's Hospital.
She was born March 31, 1920, in Switzerland County, to Ora and Mayme Peters Gullion. She was raised and attended school in Markland. She enjoyed helping her husband on the family farm and resided on Shiloh Road in Fairview from 1949 to May 2004. She was a cook at the Allensville School in Cotten Township for six years. She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and the East Enterprise Homemakers Club. She enjoyed donating her time to the American Cancer Society, especially through the neighborhood campaign. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting, socializing and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Saundra Jo O'Neal of West Lafayette, Tamara Jean Elbright of Rising Sun and Lisa Rae James of Prospect, Ky.; one son, Harry "Steve" Stephenson of Elizabethtown; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Raymond Moreillon, whom she married July 26, 1947, and who died May 2, 2002; her parents; one brother, Gerald Gullion; and one sister, Burnetta G. Harris.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Fairview United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society Switzerland County Relay for Life. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Kathy Lynn Spicer Rowlett, 53, of Deputy, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
She was born Feb. 23, 1961, in Seymour, to Jerry Lee Spicer and Betty Jo Stevenson. She resided most of her life in Jefferson County and was a 1979 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She served a brief time in the Army. She attended Dupont United Methodist Church in her early life and had last attended First Baptist Church. She worked at Regal Rugs in North Vernon and last served as a substitute bus driver and in the kitchen at Southwestern Schools. She enjoyed decorating, scrap booking, sewing, painting, photography, baking, shopping and flowers.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Rowlett, whom she married in 1998; one son, Michael Bartlett of Deputy; two step daughters, Ashley Shannon of Smithfield, Ky. and Lakin Rowlett of South Bend; one step son, R.J. Rowlett of North Carolina; her mother and step father, Betty Jo Stevenson Palmer and William of Milan; her step mother, Ronda Spicer of Commiskey; two sisters, Paula Spicer of Hanover and Samantha Adams of Lexington; one brother, Jeff Spicer of Commiskey; one step brother, Shawn Green of Vevay; four grandchildren; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives
She was preceded in death by one son, Josh Dan Bartlett, who died Oct. 4, 2009; her father; her grandparents, Ed and Bula Spicer, and Howard and Helen Beasley; and one aunt.
The funeral will be at 7 p.m. today at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kathy Rowlett Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.