Obituaries - March 29, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013 11:00 AM
Mary Lee Bates, 75, of Milton, Ky., died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center in Lexington, Ky.
She was born Sept. 23, 1937, in Carroll County, Ky., to Elmer Henry and Ora Lee Gordon Rose. She was a retired housekeeper for Carroll County Memorial Hospital, with more than 39 years of service. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by one son, Levy Bates of Milton, Ky.; three daughters, Rita Sutherland of Shelbyville, Ky., Laura R. Wilson of Carrollton, Ky. and Delsie Bates of Milton, Ky.; one brother, Junior Lee Rose of Carrollton, Ky.; one sister, Juanita Marie Smith of Carrollton, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon " Chigger" Bates; one son, Gerald Bates; her parents; and one brother, Elmer Rose Jr.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Carrollton, Ky.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Edgar Bowlin Jr.
Edgar Paul "Bud" Bowlin Jr., 75, of Florence, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Indianapolis, to Edgar Sr. and Effie Hall Bowlin. He was raised in Indianapolis and was a 1956 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He resided the past 12 years in Florence. He was a former supervisor at the Chain Link Belt in Indianapolis, retiring in 1996, after 35 years of service. He was also formerly employed with General Motors in Indianapolis. He enjoyed fishing, downhill skiing, gardening, boating, golfing, listening to music and the Ohio River. He and his companion also enjoyed wintering in Port Richey, Fla.
He is survived by his companion of 21 years, Susan Ann Lewis of Florence; one son, William A. Bowlin of Indianapolis; two daughters, Paula K. Bowlin and Liza F. Bowlin, both of Indianapolis; one sister, Doris Shipman of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his adopted daughter, Jodeana Ray Buckler, who died Jan. 8, 1995; his parents; and one sister, Louise Dreyer.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation, 275 7th Ave., New York, NY 10001. 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.
Robert Wilson "Bob" Henman, 100, of Hanover, formerly of Versailles, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Jan. 24, 1913, in Piqua, Ohio, to Cory and Livona Lambert Henman. He was raised in De Graff, Ohio and was a 1932 graduate of De Graff High School. He received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kentucky in 1941 and received a lifetime license in vocational agriculture and related science in 1955 from the University of Kentucky. He worked for the U.S. Entomology Department in Connecticut in the summer of 1940, working on the Dutch Elm Disease project. He served in the Army from June 30, 1941, to Aug. 16, 1943, rising to the rank of private, serving in Company D 1534 Service Unit and the 87th Bomb Squad during World War II. He received several service medals. He served in the Signal Corps for six months in 1942. He attended the Case School of Applied Sciences, while there he worked in the Crosley Radio Plant as an inspector of field radios, which were used for field communications. He attended Blackburn College in Carlinville, Ill., and the Urbana Ohio Junior College for further education. He moved to Versailles in 1948 and worked for the Dearborn County Soil and Water Conservation District and on a research project in Coshocton, Ohio. He then began a 32-year teaching career, teaching vocational agriculture, general science, chemistry and biology. He taught at Dearborn County, Moores Hill, Dillsboro, Bright, Guilford, Milan, Defiance and Fairmount, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge 4 F. & A.M., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Versailles Lions Club, 4-H and Historic Hoosier Hills Woodland Organization. He was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Madison, where he had served as Deacon. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Dillsboro, where he had also served as a Deacon. He received the 4-H Leadership Service award for 20 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, trees and nature, traveling, raising llamas, genealogy and animals.
He is survived by two sons, Carl Dale Henman of Terre Haute and Gary Wayne Henman of Versailles; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Marksberry Henman, whom he married March 10, 1943, and who died July 20, 2005; his parents; and two brothers, William Henman and Ralph Henman.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service. A Masonic service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge 4 F. & A.M. A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Calvary Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Nellie F. Wells Jones, 102, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 5, 1910, in Madison, to Ira A. and Maude Mae King Wells. She resided all of her life in and attended school in Madison. She began a career in 1942 with Civil Service at the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison. She worked from 1945 to 1951 at the U.S. Shoe Factory in Madison. She also worked for the U.S. Census Bureau in Jeffersonville from 1959 to 1961. She retired in 1973 from the Jefferson Proving Ground as a pressure gauge specialist. She attended the First Baptist Church in Madison, where she was a member of the Maranatha Sunday School Class. She was a 64-year member of the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969 Auxiliary, a charter member for 73 years of the Rebekah Lodge No. 624 in Madison, and a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program since 1973. She was very patriotic.
She is survived by one sister, Mary Lou Sams of Effingham, Ill.; one half-brother, Joe Wells of Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred E. Jones, whom she married June 30, 1951, and who died Sept. 20, 1956; her parents; two brothers, Augustine Wells, who died Aug. 30, 1928, and Paul Nelson Wells, who died Oct. 8, 2009; one sister, Lula Gruner, who died Aug. 30, 1996; one half-sister, Margaret Whittingham; and one half-brother, Donald Wells.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Peggy Prather Wehner, of Madison, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Jeffersonville.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.