Obituaries - October 23, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:00 AM
Louella Margaret Adams Kessler, 92, of Hanover, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Newton and Lottie Nighbert Adams. She lived all of her life in Jefferson County and for more than 70 years on her family farm. She was a 1939 graduate of Hanover High School. She retired from Southwestern Schools, where she worked in the cafeterias at the elementary and high schools for 18 years. She enjoyed cooking for her family, raising vegetable and flower gardens, sewing and gospel music.
She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Pennington of Madison and Linda Hendricks of Hanover; two sons, William Kessler of Madison and Keith Kessler of Hanover; two sisters, Evelyn Handlon and Waunita Weber, both of Hanover; three brothers, Melvin Adams and Willard Adams, both of Hanover; and Clifford Adams of New Washington; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Willis Kessler, whom she married Dec. 21, 1940, and who died April 22, 1989; one son, Eldon Ray "Red" Kessler, who died Nov. 3, 2008; her parents; four brothers, Luther Adams, Albert Adams, Floyd Adams and Elbert Adams; one sister, Viola Turner; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Greenbriar Cemetery in Hanover.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Rosemary Lucille Byron Miller, 78, of LaGrange, Ky., formerly of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at The Richwood in LaGrange, Ky.
She was born June 23, 1934, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of Harry S. and Anna O'Malley Byron. She retired as an administrator with Ryder Truck Rentals in Louisville, Ky., after 27 years of service. She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of the L & N Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
She is survived by three daughters, Susan Mattingly of Shepardsville, Ky., Carol Miller of Carrollton, Ky., and Lisa Broxson of Louisville, Ky.; four sons, Lawrence Mattingly of Louisville, Ky., Michael Mattingly of Goshen, Ky., and Kevin Mattingly and Terrence Mattingly, both of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Helen Buckley and Ruth Cordor, both of Louisville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Allen Byron, Harry Byron and Thomas Byron.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.
Friends may call at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Evening prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The Richwood Activity Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Robert Phillips, 71, of Carrollton, Ky., died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky.
Cortland Richardson Jr.
Cortland Hildreg Richardson Jr., 52, of North Vernon, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 30, 1960, in Jeffersonville, the son of Cortland Sr. and Monette Sturgill Richardson. He was a custodian at Hanover College for seven years, retiring in 2005. Before that, he did body work and painting in Madison, where he owned a shop with his father. He was a member of Camp at Muscatatuck Christian Ranch and belonged to the Promise Keepers. He enjoyed body work, wood working, cars and gun shows.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Ivey Richardson, whom he married Dec. 17, 2005; one son, Carl Capps of North Vernon; one daughter, Jenny Capps of North Vernon; and one brother, Jerry Richardson of Granbury, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Camp Chapel at Muscatatuck Christian Ranch.
Friends may call at the ranch Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Muscatatuck Christian Ranch.
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.
Mary Gladys Simmons Smith, 88, of Bedford, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Carroll County Hospital.
She was born May 13, 1924, in Trimble County, Ky., the daughter of Walter and Maude Kidwell Simmons. She worked with her husband on the farm and took care of the home for their family. When she was younger, she loved to fish, travel with her husband and spend time with family and friends. Later in life, she enjoyed talking on the phone to see how people were doing. She was a member of the Baptist church.
She is survived by two sons, Brian Smith and Don Smith, both of Bedford, Ky.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Smith; her parents; three brothers; and two sisters.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Daniel Thomas Waterfill, 79, of Charlestown, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
He was born May 28, 1933, in Louisville, Ky., the son of David Leslie and Alloise Thomas Waterfill. He lettered in baseball and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis. He completed his master's degree and more than 30 hours at Ball State University. He coached and taught at Mooreland High School, coached and was the principal at Union High School, was assistant principal and athletic director at Greensburg High School, was assistant principal and principal at Madison Consolidated High School from 1968 to 1974, and was the assistant superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools until his retirement in 1996. He was involved in various community activities, including Autumn on the River in Bethlehem. He was also involved with the restoration of the old Bethlehem school house, was past president of Historic Bethlehem, past president of the New Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, president of the Bethlehem Cemetery Association and a former member of the Charlestown Lions Club. He was also a member of the National Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association and the First United Methodist Church in Charlestown. He was an advocate for education and enjoyed speaking with young people about education. He was also an avid reader. He enjoyed attending many local athletic events and the Indianapolis Colts games, and farming.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Berry Waterfill; two sons, Mark Richard Waterfill of Plainfield and Daniel Timothy Waterfill of Indianapolis; one sister, Linda Graser of Shepherdsville, Ky.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, David Berry Waterfill; his parents; and one brother, Allen Waterfill.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Community Church. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Friends may call at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington on Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the New Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.
Norris Allen Wright, 79, of Bedford, Ky., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at The Richwood in LaGrange, Ky.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky.