Richard Ballard

Richard Edward “Dick” Ballard, 94, of Indianapolis, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, at the Westminster Village North in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay,

Mildred Barker

Mildred C. Barker, 96, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana.

She was born March 12, 1924, in Bedford, Kentucky, to John and Myrtle Mikesell Luellen. She was head housekeeper at Hanover College for many years and worked at Hanover Nursing Center for 15 years prior to that. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, going to church and her grandchildren.

She is survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd Barker; and her sons, Wayne Bell and Rick Bell.

Private graveside services will be held at Springdale Cemetery in Madison.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison or

Mary Downing

Mary Louise Peelman Downing, 81, of Vevay, Indiana, died Friday, April 24, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born Jan. 20, 1939, in Vevay, as one of 11 children to Frank Edward “E.P.” and Mary Naomi Fulton Peelman. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1957 graduate of Vevay High School. She was employed by US Shoe Factory in Vevay and the Steer Restaurant in Madison, Indiana for several years. She was also employed by the Madison State Hospital in Madison for several years, was a member of the Vevay Church of Christ in Vevay and enjoyed babysitting and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Coy, Peggy L. Scudder and Jacqueline Chatham, all of Vevay and Tammy S. Walton of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; her sons, Ray Otter of Versailles, Indiana and Micah Downing of Bloomington, Indiana; her stepdaughters, Linda Joy Furnish and LaDona Jean Scudder; her stepsons, Roy Downing Jr. and Ronald J. Downing; her brothers, Gordan Peelman of Lawrenceburg and Ronnie Peelman of Maysville, South Carolina; and 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Raymond Otter and her second husband, Roy Francis Downing; her sisters, Virginia Peelman, Betty Tomlison, Roberta Kearney, Linda Carol Peters and Shirley Ann Marsh; her brothers, Eugene, Robert “Bobby” and Charles “Chuck” Peelman and a niece.

Due to COVID-19 crowd restrictions, private funeral services were held on Monday, April 27 at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay Church of Christ. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

“Sue Ann” Essex

Schaene “Sue Ann” Bromwell Essex, 64, of Dillsboro, Indiana, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, from injuries she sustained from an automobile accident in Dillsboro.

She was born November 29, 1955, in Madison, Indiana, to Bradley Bromwell and Mildred L. “Minnie” Smith Ackerman-Bromwell. She was raised in Richmond, Indiana, and graduated high school there. She was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for a few months and enjoyed spending time with her dogs and cats.

Survivors include her half-sisters, Cathy Susan Ackerman Hart of Vevay, Indiana, and Ann Bromwell of Columbus, Indiana; a stepbrother, Patrick Collier of Vevay; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Gretta Lee Pratt Bromwell; a half-brother, John “Terry” Ackerman; and her stepsister, Lee Ann Moore.

Private family graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, May 4, in the Vevay Cemetery there.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online,

Alan Lambdin

Alan Lambdin, 65, of Vevay, Indiana, died Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Arrangements in care of Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay,

Kathryn Stewart

Kathryn Blanche Hulse Stewart, 91, died Friday, April 24, 2020, at Dublin Assisted Living and Memory Support in Dublin, Ohio. She had suffered from dementia for several years.

She was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Edgar and Hazel Westerman Hulse. She earned a bachelor of arts in education at Bowling Green University in Ohio where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She married and raised three children before starting her teaching career as a kindergarten and preschool teacher. She later received her master’s degree in education from Indiana University in June 1971. Her role as a teacher included developing and supervising craft projects for her students, and her natural skills led her to pursue crafts on her own. She had a talent for sewing, enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. After retiring, she and her husband traveled the country in their Avion trailer, and would take their grandchildren with them from coast to coast. She had lived in the Madison, Indiana, community in the 1970s when she was a teacher here and her husband worked at Reliant Electric.

Survived include her husband of 69 years Claire McKay Stewart Jr.; two sons, Claire Stewart III and James Stewart; a sister, Marjory Megla; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sara Kathryn Stewart Votroubek.

A private funeral service was totay, at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home in Linesville, Pennsylvania with burial in Linesville Cemetery there.

Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association in Kathryn’s name. Online condolences, royalcoleman

Violet Yocum

Violet Yocum, 74, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, April 26, 2020, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison,