Frances Osborn

Frances L. Swango Osborn, 84, of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Vevay, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Patriot Ridge Community Care Center in Fairborn, Ohio.

She was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Switzerland County, to Clifford and Lula Elizabeth Brown Swango. She was raised in Switzerland County, where she attended school. She sent greeting cards, bulletins and letters for many years to shut-in members for the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay. She contributed to a family in a leprosy colony in the Philippines for several years. She was a member of the TOPS Club Incorporated at the Switzerland Baptist Church, where she earn recognition for losing the most weight in the state. She enjoyed crocheting, playing Yahtzee, spending time with family and her church.

She is survived by one son, Gary Eugene Osborn of Fairborn, Ohio; one daughter, Martha Jane Addis of North Vernon; one adopted son, Timothy Gordon Osborn of Florence, Ky.; three sisters, Helen Peelman of Vevay, Patty Christian of Canaan and Juanita Scudder of Pleasant; two brothers, Larry Swango and Clifford Swango, both of Vevay; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas "Bob" Osborn, whom she married Jan. 19, 1946, and who died Dec. 4, 1994; her parents; and four sisters, Linda Lou Snyder, Dorothy Louise Osborn, Mary T. Peelman and Clara L. Dunning.

The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until the funeral.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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Kayla Robbins

Kayla Elizabeth Robbins, 18, of Sparta, Ky., died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1994, in Madison, to Richard Thomas Robbins and Soncerae Wilson. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her parents, Richard Thomas Robbins of Milton, Ky., and Soncerae Wilson of Sparta, Ky.; one sister, Autumn Renae Miranda of Sparta, Ky.; two brothers, Austin Thomas Robbins and Jonathan T. Wilson, both of Sparta, Ky.; her step father, Michael Miranda of Sparta, Ky.; her step mother, Stacey Smith of Milton, Ky.; her maternal grandparents, Shirley Wilson of Erlanger, Ky., and Larry C. Wilson Sr. of Sparta, Ky.; and her paternal grandmother, Bonnie L. Gray of Carrollton, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Harold L. Robbins.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday 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 Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kayla Robbins Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at

John Trout

John Moore Trout III, 74, of Hanover, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

He was born Dec. 19, 1938, in Arlington, Mass., to John Moore Jr. and Elizabeth Hall Trout. He grew up in Englewood, N. J., and spent summers with his family in Maine. He graduated in 1957 from Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, N. J. He graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in 1970 with a Masters of Arts degree. He earned his doctoral degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N. J. He began working at Hanover College in 1970. He served as head of the Classical Studies Department and taught classics, ancient and medieval history, Greek and Latin language for 30 years. He also studied at Vanderbilt University, University of Kentucky and Gethsemane Monastery during sabbaticals. He authored and illustrated several books, including the "Princess Fanisha" series. He enjoyed the arts and music, writing, drawing, painting, furniture-making, clock-making, woodworking, playing chess, punning, experimental cooking, Internet shopping and a friendly debate on most any topic.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Trout of Hanover and Jennifer Trout Quattrochi of Somonauk, Ill.; one son, Tim Trout of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; his former wife, Mary Anne Videen Trout of Hanover; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be private.

Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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