Charles Bales

Charles William Bales, 76, of Ludlow, Ky., formerly of Switzerland County, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Saint Elizabeth South Medical Center in Edgewood, Ky.

He was born Sept. 7, 1936, in Switzerland County, the son of Arlie Leland and Inez Florence Wagner Bales. He was raised and attended school in Switzerland County. He was formerly employed at the River Downs Race Track in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a retired truck driver. He enjoyed horse racing, fishing, playing cards and pool.

He is survived by one daughter; two sons; three step daughters, Dawn Smith of Bucyrus, Ohio, Linda Lee of Union, Ky., and Judy Baker of Bramley, Ky.; one half brother, Raymond Wagner Lewis of Dayton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Dickel Bales, whom he married Sept. 7, 1997, and who died Feb. 17, 2010; and his parents.

A service will be held at the family's convenience. Burial will be in Hastie Cemetery in Markland.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Helen Cronk

Helen I. Cronk, 81, formerly of New Castle and Anderson, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Dec. 12, 1930, in New Castle, the daughter of Paul and Lola Johnson Shaffer. She retired in 1992 from the Model Home Store in Anderson. She had also worked at Anderson College and the World Bestos-Division of Firestone Corporation in New Castle. She served as church secretary at First Presbyterian Church in Anderson. She was a member of North Madison Christian Church and previously North Anderson Church of God. She had served as Sunday school superintendent and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed writing puppet shows and making puppets for the church. She also enjoyed attending symphonies, ballet, traveling, music and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Fred J. Cronk; one daughter, Suzanne Dashzeveg of Madison; one granddaughter; two nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Mike Shaffer and Robert Shaffer.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Entombment will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday at North Madison Christian Church. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Kidney Foundation.

Online condolences can be sent at www.hinsey-brown.



Leonard Thieman

Leonard H. Thieman, 86, of near Pleasant, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.



Lila Zeigler

Lila J. May Zeigler, 82, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

She was born Aug. 31, 1930, in Benham, the daughter of William and Alta Tunks May.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Zeigler, whom she married March 31, 1961; two daughters, Mary Jane Barnard of Westport and Nancy Dishner of Indianapolis; three sons, Robert D. Smith of Greenfield, Thomas Zeigler of Indianapolis and Steven Zeigler of Greensburg; one sister, Lora Swinney; two brothers, Estol May and Earl May; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Evelyn Meeks; three brothers, Leroy May, Russell May and Stanley May; and one granddaughter.

The funeral will be at noon Friday at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home in Greensburg. Burial will be in Kingston Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kingston Cemetery Association.

Online condolences can be sent at www.gilliland-howe.com.