Virginia Bailey

Virginia Lynn “Vickie” Elliott Bailey, 63, of Fairview, Indiana, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at her home.

She was born Oct. 9, 1955, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Robert and Mary Frances Boggs Elliott. She had lived in Switzerland County most her life and was a 1973 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She worked at the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Belterra Casino in Florence, Indiana, as a cage cashier and for BESI, Inc. as a seamstress. She attended the Patriot Baptist Church in Patriot, Indiana. She enjoyed spending time with her family and collecting dolls. She thoroughly enjoyed the holidays and collecting Halloween and Christmas decorations.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Denver Bailey Jr. of Fairview; two daughters, Rhonda Partin of Fairview and Christina Wagner of Vevay; two sisters, Wanda Kittle of Center Square, Indiana, and Pauline Cunningham of Fairview; one brother, Bobby Elliott of Lebanon, Ohio; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ronnie Elliott; and two sisters, Rosemary Tice and Gloria Richards

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Keeping Pace Cancer Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

William Chambers

William Ellsworth “Bill” Chambers, 75, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison.

Virginia Jester

Virginia Lee Denny Jester, 82, of Vevay, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born March 24, 1937, in Madison, to Charles Gaylord and Lillian N. Vestal Denny. She was raised in Rexville, Indiana, where she attended school. She worked as a home health nurse for King’s Daughters’ Hospital for a few years. She was a member of Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield, Indiana, and the Switzerland County Saddle Club. She was a wonderful homemaker and farm wife. She enjoyed cooking, fostering children and babysitting her grandchildren.

She is survived by four sons, Charles Wayne Jester, Denny Jester and Johnny “Turtle” Jester, all of Madison, and Randy Jester of Vevay; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Frederick Jester; one daughter, Tammy Jo Jester; her parents; one sister, Delta Cahall; one brother, Charles W. Denny; and a grandson.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial followed in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was at the funeral home Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to King’s Daughters’ Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

William Keller

William “Billy” Keith Keller, 55, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born June 2, 1963, in Madison to Carl Marvin and Rosa Mae “Rosie” Richards Keller. He lived all of his life in Madison and was a 1981 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He also attended Ivy Tech. He was employed with Wheaten Tube Factory in Westport for a short time and then with Dayton Walther in Carrollton for 10 years. He was currently employed as a machine operator with Madison Precision Products, where he had worked for the past 22 years and had served as a team leader for 10 years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 9. He loved socializing with friends and family, watching NASCAR, especially driver’s Dale Jr. and Tony Stewart. He was an avid fan of UofL and of IU, loved listening to CMT and Classic Rock, playing horseshoes, and being with his dog, Joe Joe.

He is survived by a sister, Janet Hatton, of Madison, two brothers, Marvin “Butch” Keller and Steve Keller, both of Greensburg, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Terry Lee Keller Sr.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison.

Interment will follow Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hebron Cemetery near Madison.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebron Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Sandra Leap

Sandra “Tootie” Reed Leap, 71, of Vevay, Indiana, died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 10, 1947, in Madison, Indiana, to David and Rebecca Jane “Becky” Wolf Reed. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana, where she was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School. She attended classes at IU Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, for three years. She was a bank teller for Peoples Trust Company in Vevay from 1990 to 1997. She had owned and operated Tootie’s Daycare in Vevay since 1997. She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed hiking, camping and monster trucks, but most of all, she was a devoted Elvis Presley fan.

She is survived by her husband, John Charles Leap of Vevay; a daughter, Angela Brockman of Cincinnati; two sons, Robert Konkle of Worthville, Kentucky, and Jerry Girton of Vevay; two stepsons, Charles Anthony Leap of Spencer, Massachusetts, and Billy Joe Leap of Williamstown, Kentucky; two sisters, Carolyn J. Miller and Pamela K. Reed, both of Vevay; a brother, David Reed of Center Square, Indiana; eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Gerald Peters

Gerald William “Bill” Peters, 80, of Madison, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Thursday, March 28, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Switzerland County to Ernest and Magnolia “Maggie” Whitham Peters. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1956 graduate of the Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Jan. 16, 1957, in Indianapolis. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and the Sharpshooter Rifle Badge before he was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class Dec. 31, 1962 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He was an employee of Slawson Implements in Vevay for four years and for the Town of Vevay Electric Plant. He also worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison from 1996 to 1999. He retired in 1996 from Cinergy PSI in Madison after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 of the American Legion in Madison and the Fraternal Order of Police, a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church in Vevay, and a former member of the Madison VFW Post#1968. He enjoyed hunting, especially rabbit hunting, and mowing his grass. He thoroughly enjoyed sitting in his front yard buying and selling items and striking up a conversation with the buyers.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Louise Martin Peters of Madison; two daughters, Deborah Kay Jackson of Dillsboro, Indiana, and Barbara Jean Howe of Bloomington, Indiana; a son, Arthur Dean Peters of Madison; a stepson, Clifford Jackson of Aurora, Indiana; a sister, Betty Drew of Hanover, Indiana; a brother, Terry Dean Peters of West Chester, Ohio; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Norman Lee Peters, Jerry Ernest Peters, and Donald Ray Peters, and a grandson, Travis Jackson.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, April 1, 2019, at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Vevay Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 of the American Legion. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Donald Sinkes

Donald Wayne Sinkes, 76, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Thursday, March 28, 2019, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Jennings County, Indiana, to George Victor “Vic” and Florence Irene Hoffman Sinkes. He was a 1961 graduate of Paris Crossing High School in Paris Crossing, Indiana, where enjoyed playing basketball. He worked for many years as a masonry contractor. He enjoyed studying, growing, cross-pollinating and creating new varieties of pumpkins and squashes. He also loved to sell his produce in farmers markets in Jennings and Jackson counties. He loved following Cincinnati Reds baseball, listening to country music, and being with his family. He was excited about the approaching birth of his fifth great-granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Elizabeth Malcomb Sinkes of North Vernon; two daughters, Cindy Lamb of Phoenix, Arizona, and Debbie Brewster of Madison, Indiana; a brother, Gary Sinkes of Seymour, Indiana; five grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Evan Lamb.

Funeral services were Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment followed in the Vernon Cemetery, in Vernon, Indiana.

Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jehovah Jireh Ministries. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Jerry Stafford

Jerry Norman Stafford, 86, of Worthville, Kentucky, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky.

He was born June 2, 1932, in the Wheatley Community of Owen County, Kentucky, to Walker Lawson Stafford and Margaret Jenkins Rees Stafford. He had worked in the farming industry all his life and enjoyed raising Simmental and Holstein Cattle. He has owned Growers Tobacco Warehouse in Carrollton for several years. He had worked as a property developer, acquiring and re-developing properties. He was a member of Dallasburg Baptist Church in Wheatley. He had formerly served on the Owen County Hospital Board and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan. He was known for his generosity to children’s health and well-being and many other worthy causes. He was active with The Blast, which is involved with fundraising for children’s charities with the University of Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra J. “Sandy” Stafford of Worthville; two daughters, Kathy B. Williams of Wheatley, and Tami Baxter Kever of Lexington, Kentucky; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Rex Dean Stafford, James Rees Stafford and Walker Lee Stafford; one sister, Helen Pike; and one grandson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Family Worship Center in Carrollton, Kentucky. Burial will follow in Owenton Cemetery in Owenton, Kentucky.

Visitation will be at the worship center Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the World Wide Hearts.

Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Taylor

Benjamin B. Taylor, 31, of Hanover, Indiana, died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at www.lytlewelty.com

Phyllis Wolfschlag

Phyllis Ann Wilson Wolfschlag, 75, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at Mulberry Health Care in Mulberry, Indiana. Arangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.