Frank Ferry

Frank Edward Ferry, 83, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of Madison, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Louisville, Ky.

He was born on June 15, 1931, in Caneyville, Ky., to Frank and Ida Ferry. He graduated from Caneyville High School in Caneyville. He served in the Army, where he was a baker. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in agriculture. He retired as the president of Farm Credit Banks. He lived in the local area for several years. He was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, where he was a former Sunday School class president.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Kathryn L. Dykes Ferry; two daughters, Judy Manning and Wanda Schnebelt; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky. Burial will be in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences can be sent at www.evergreen-louisville.com.



Gregory Gilbert


Gregory Lynn "Greg" Gilbert, 58, of Gratis, Ohio, formerly of Deputy, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Gratis, Ohio.

He was born Sept. 26, 1955, in Harlan, Ky., to Ernest Gilbert and Shirley Phillips Adams. He was raised in Deputy and attended Madison Consolidated High School. He was a conductor with CSX Railroad for 33 years where he worked on the Louisville-Cincinnati line. He was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church near Deputy and the Dixie Highway Christian Center in Middletown, Ohio. He enjoyed playing golf and bass guitar, watching car racing and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Jenny Lynn Rigsby Gilbert; two daughters, Amber White and Taiya Foga, both of Austin; one step son, Justin Newkirk of Gratis, Ohio; one step daughter, Tara Newport of West Alexandria, Ohio; his mother; one sister, Angela Shuler of Deputy; one brother, Jeffrey Phillips of Ryker's Ridge; five grandchildren; five step grandchildren; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents, Boyd and Martha Phillips and Felix and Maude Gilbert.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Greg Gilbert Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Ruth Schwade


Ruth A. Brameier Schwade, 102, of Vevay, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born Dec. 21, 1911, in Switzerland County, to William Henry and Louisa Beckman Brameier. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she attended one-room schoolhouses at Gullion and Markland grade schools. She was a 1930 graduate of Vevay High School. Her first job was at the Markland Dam powerhouse as a teletype operator, recording boats, river levels and temperatures. She later helped her husband on their farm near Quercus Grove. She was a school teacher for one year. She also worked as a clerk at the Osborn Clothing Store in Vevay for nearly 20 years. She was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, sewing and squirrel hunting.

She is survived by one daughter, Jean Tinker of East Enterprise; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Dilver W. Schwade, whom she married on Dec. 30, 1931, and who died May 13, 1962; her parents; her twin sister, Mary E. Willis, who died Oct. 10, 2005; and her brother, Walter Brameier, who died in November 1911.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Rising Sun New Cemetery in Rising Sun.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



James Shelley


Military honors will be conducted for James "Buster" Shelley at 3 p.m. today by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery chapel.

Mr. Shelley, 78, of Madison, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at his residence.

A full obituary was published July 2, 2014.



Patti Spurr


Patti Jo Spakelin Spurr, 51, of Bedford, Ky., died Sunday, June 6, 2014.

She was born on June 20, 1963, in Madison, to Billy Bob and Patsy Conover. She worked at Kroger in Carrollton, Ky., and the Country Store in Bedford, Ky. She enjoyed being outdoors, working with flowers and in the yard, boating and helping her friends and family. She was a Green Bay Packers fan.

She is survived by her husband, Archie Brian Spurr of Bedford, Ky.; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Yantz of Smithfield, Ky.; one step son, Ben Spurr of Milton, Ky.; one step daughter, Sara Frey of Philadelphia; two brothers, Robert Spakelin of Carrollton, Ky., and Charles Spakelin of Milton, Ky.; two sisters, Jackie Moorman of Carrollton, Ky., and Cindy Ehlers of Madison; and three step grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Bedford, Ky.

Friends may call at the church from noon until the service on July 19.