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Obituaries - August 18, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 AM
Elizabeth Geneva "Libby" Houze Cole, 96, of Vevay, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Switzerland County, to Lora Ellis and Cassie Kathleen Barker Houze. She was raised and attended school in Lawrenceburg. She resided most of her life in Switzerland County. She was a former employee with LaVelle's Dry Cleaners, Merz Meat Locker in Vevay, Brett's Grocery Store in East Enterprise, the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay and L.J. Osborne's Five & Dime in Vevay. She was also a former waitress for Peters Restaurant in East Enterprise. She enjoyed helping at the meal site at the Vevay Senior Center. She was a member of the Center Square Baptist Church. She enjoyed helping her husband, Dilver, on the family farm. She enjoyed interior design, working in the garden, flowers, playing bingo, singing and selling Avon.
She is survived by three daughters, Reta Gray of Moorefield, Barbara June Rice of Biggs, Calif. and Pat Slack of East Enterprise; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dilver Wallace Cole, whom she married Jan. 11, 1936, and who died Feb. 14, 1987; her second husband, Loren Banta, whom she married in 1992; her parents; two brothers, Ellis Houze and Fred "Bud" Houze; two sisters, Freda Eades Hord and Dorothy Peters; and one grandson.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Jennings County, Center Square Baptist Church or Long Run Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Carol Sue McCracken Hite, 69, of Vevay, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Vevay.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Antoinette Evelyn "Toni" Griswold Kniola, 66, of Vevay, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
Virgil Liter Jr.
Virgil K. Liter Jr., 76, of Madison, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at The Waters of Scottsburg.
He was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Trimble County, Ky., to Virgil K. Sr. and Cora Lee Arnett Liter. He was a self-employed painter and roofer in Madison and the surrounding areas. He became a born-again Christian in 2010. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf. He also enjoyed cooking fish to share, watching sports and Indiana University basketball.
He is survived by one son, James Ray of Salem; one sister, Kathy Culver of Madison; two grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died Feb. 26, 1974, his mother, who died June 7, 1988; one sister, Bonnie Anderson Brindley, who died June 9, 2007; and one brother, Thomas Alvin Liter who died Aug. 7, 1930.
Burial will be private in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bedford, Ky.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions can be made through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
William H. Stafford, 101, of Hanover, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio and West Chester, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
He was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Roxborough, Pa., to Herbert and Sarah Ellen Fieldhouse Stafford. He was 1931 graduate of Roxborough High School and a 1935 graduate of Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, Pa. with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He attended four years of ROTC. During college he was employed with Scott Paper Company in Philadelphia. He began a career as a mechanical engineer with the Dupont Company in Charleston, W.Va. after college. He helped to develop nylon and later compressors, he retired after 25 years of service to the company. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Chester, Pa.. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, reading, music and being with his family. In 1993 he and his wife moved into the Bellingham Assisted Living in West Chester, Pa. and resided there until 2002 when they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to be near their daughter. He moved to Madison in 2008 to be near his daughter and to Hanover in 2011. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and caregivers at Thornton Terrace.
He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Jones of Madison and June Sampson of Newcastle, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Elisabeth Whithall Stafford, whom he married July 8, 1939, and who died April 29, 2006; one son, William J. Stafford, who died Dec. 1941; and his parents.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Thornton Terrace Health Campus, 188 Thornton Road, Hanover. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service Friday at Thornton Terrace.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association. Contributions can be made through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
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