Martha Hoefling

Martha Hentz Hoefling, 92, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in St. Petersburg.

She was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Madison. She worked at the Ringling Art Museum and with Palmer and Southeast Banks. She was a member of St. Martha's Parish for more than 60 years.

She is survived by eight children, Mark Hoefling, Alicia Harper, Monica Mitchell, Juliana Eckhardt, John Hoefling, Michael Hoefling, Mary Martha Hoefling and Charles Hoefling; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hoefling; and one daughter, Louise.

A mass of celebration will be held at noon Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Chapel in Madison. Interment of ashes will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Brett Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

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An obituary was previously published Aug. 29, 2013.

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. After her husband's death, she worked at a school 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.

Friends may call at the funeral home today 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

This is a corrected version of an obituary published Saturday. It corrects information on her employment at a school.

Delmar Smith

Delmar L. Smith, 87, of Versailles, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Versailles Fire and Rescue Station.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.