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Obituaries - November 12, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012 10:00 AM
Charles "Charlie" Bowling, 72, of Madison, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 23, 1939, in Beattyville, Ky., the son of Hubert and Anna Faye Burns Bowling. He attended school in Beattyville, Ky. He retired from the Department of Natural Resources with Clifty Falls State Park's Maintenance Department after 36 years of service. He formerly worked for the city of Madison. He enjoyed animals, working on old cars, flea markets and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Rosa M. Richmond-Bowling, whom he married July 10, 1960; one daughter, Debbie Bowling of Madison; two sons, Michael Bowling and Chuck Bowling, both of Madison; one sister, Joann Fremow of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Kenneth Bowling of Madison; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Pamela Sue Howard, who died Sept. 1, 2009; his parents; and one brother, Herman Bowling.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vail-Holt Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.
John E. Ehlers, 69, of Commiskey, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
He was born Aug. 15, 1943, in Milan, the son of Romuald John and Lorene Meadows Ehlers. He was a 1961 graduate of Dupont High School. He received his bachelor of science in education from Indiana University School of Education in 1966. He served in the Army from June 7, 1966, to June 6, 1972, rising to the rank of administrative specialist five serving in the Eighth Army, 19th General Support Group, South Post Officers Field Mess, during the Vietnam War. He received his master's degree from the Indiana University School of Education in 1972. He was employed with Cummins Engine Company for short period of time. He then began his career as a teacher with the Madison Consolidated High School, serving from March 1968 to June 1998. He was a member of the North Madison Christian Church since 1980. He served on the Dupont Cemetery Board for many years and was a past director of Neavill's Grove. He enjoyed furthering his knowledge, genealogy, recipes and church.
He is survived by one brother, Doyle W. Ehlers of Madison; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died Jan. 26, 1995; his mother, who died March 24, 2005; one sister, Lenora "Beth" Moore, who died Nov. 30, 2000; and one niece.
The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery chapel by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dupont Cemetery Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Timothy L. "Tim" Holt, of Milton, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service.
Donald Hon Sr.
Donald Ray Hon Sr., 70, of Madison, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born June 22, 1942, in Aurora, the son of Ira Raymond and Mary Alma Holcraft Hon. He was a self-employed plumber and operated Don Hon Plumbing for 45 years before retiring in 2006.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Cogill Hon; three daughters, Donna Hon of Campbellsburg, Ky., Betty Hon of Pleasureville, Ky. and Loretta Hartley of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, Danny Ray Hon of Hanover and Donald Ray Hon Jr. of Rising Sun; two brothers, Larry Hon of Milton, Ky. and Danny K. Hon of Holton; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Betty Eversman; two brothers, Billy Holton and Cliff Holton; and one granddaughter.
There will be a memorial service later. The time and place will be announced.
Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralchapel.com.
Lytle Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Saturday. It adds his wife to his surviving family members as provided by the family.
Wanda Roszczynski Kohut, 84, of Madison, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Poland, the daughter of Eryk Michael and Natalia Stolbosinski Roszczynski. She resided her early life in Poland. She and her husband immigrated to the United States after World War II and settled near Kent. She worked at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Madison for several years. She was a wife and homemaker. She enjoyed shopping and overseeing the care of her home and lawn. She also enjoyed weekly visits to the beauty shop, her Cocker Spaniel, going out to dinner with friends and catching up on the news. She was a member of the Republican Party and the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
She is survived by one niece, Aline Schafer of Madison; one nephew, Ed Roszczynski of Madison; one great-niece; two great-nephews; two great-great-nephews; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wladyslaw "Larry" Kohut, whom she married Dec. 26, 1947, and died Nov. 15, 2006; her parents; and one brother, George Roszczynski, who died April 30, 1981.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Chapel, 310 W. State St. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Ralph Nay Sr.
Ralph D. Nay Sr., 66, of New Albany, formerly of Madison, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born June 30, 1946, in Indianapolis, the son of Merle Lee Sr. and Mary L. TenEyck Nay. He was raised and resided most of his life in Jefferson County. He was a 1966 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He served in the Army from Aug. 2, 1966 to Aug. 1, 1972, rising to the rank of Specialist Four serving in the First Battalion 67th Artillery Division during the Vietnam War. He received the Good Conduct Medal. He was united in marriage Dec. 6, 1970, to Roberta Lockridge. He was employed with Garda Armored Car Company in Louisville, Ky., for seven years. He was employed with Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun for five years. He helped to open Caesars in 1997 and served as a security supervisor until 2001. He also worked at Harrah's Casino for one year. He had resided in New Albany the past 12 years. He was a charter member of the Clifty Six Fire Company in Madison and a member of the Madison Moose Lodge 765; the Lions Club; Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion; Jeffersonville Post 35 of the American Legion; and Hobart Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1693 in New Albany. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Madison.
He is survived by two sons, R.D. Nay of Temecula, Calif., and Morey Nay of Madison; his stepmother, Margaret Nay of Madison; two stepsisters, Frankie Long of Madison and Deborah Tharp of Louisville, Ky.; six grandchildren; one uncle; one aunt; two cousins; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his mother, who died May 29, 1976; his father, who died April 11, 1999; one brother, Merle Lee Nay Jr., who died Nov. 10, 2006; and one sister, Wendellynn Jean "Wendy" Nay, who died Feb. 17, 2010.
The funeral will be at noon Wednesday at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted in the cemetery chapel.
Friends may call at Newcomer Funeral Home Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 3 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Ryan John Robbins, 40, of Columbus, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born June 15, 1972, in Seymour, the son of John R. and Vicki Hukill Roberts. He was a graduate of Central High School in Louisville, Ky. He served in the Air Force at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, S.D. from 1991 to 1995, as a senior airman in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He currently worked for the City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department. He enjoyed softball and competed in major and class A and B softball for 20 years. He won numerous world championships in NSA, ASA and USSSA. He was also an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Terri Southerland-Robbins, whom he married June 6, 2000; two daughters, Sophia Grace Robbins of Columbus and Kassie Jackson Robbins of Orlando, Fla.; his father and stepmother, John R. and Julia Laupus Robbins of Louisville Ky.; his mother and stepfather, Vicki Hukill Sommer and Robert Sommer of Madison; three brothers, William Robbins, Justin Robbins and Jarrett Robbins, all of Louisville Ky.; and two sisters, Angie Sommer-Hamilton of Madison and Jennifer Robbins of Queens, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robbie Jacob Sommer; his grandmother, Patricia Vondielingen; and one uncle.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Ryan J. Robbins Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.jewellrittman.com.
Velma L. Smith, 87, of Carrollton, Ky., died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Ky.
She was born May 9, 1925, in Mook, Ky., the daughter of Pete and Perlie Smiley Moore. She retired from the former Ison Brothers Furniture Factory and Carrollton Cabinet Factory. She was a member of English Baptist Church and the Woman's Missionary Union at the church.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Hotfil and Becky Spencer, both of Carrollton, Ky.; two sisters, Bevia Arms of Harned, Ky. and Jean Osborne of Hardinsburg, Ky.; six grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Smith; two sons, Robert J. Smith and Ronnie Smith; her parents; one sister, Margaret Kinerson; and three brothers, Albert Moore, Everett Moore and Arthur Moore.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in English Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the English Baptist Church Building Fund. Contribution can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Ronald E. Wilson, 63, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.
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