Robert Berry

Robert “Bob” Richard Berry, 92, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Logansport, Indiana, to Don and Mary Catherine Doolittle Berry. He grew up in Logansport and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School. He then graduated from Arsenal Technical School in Indianapolis and received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 1944 in Indianapolis and served during World War II in Company 1838, rising to the rate of Electronic Technicians Mate at Great Lakes. He served overseas and came home from China on the USS Black Hawk which was decommissioned in San Diego after his trip. He spent some time at Treasure Island in San Francisco and was honorably discharged in September 1946, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He lived in Shady Side, Ohio, for a short time and in New York before moving to Madison in 1954. He then began a 42-year career as an engineer with the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, bird watching, and woodworking.

He is survived by three sons, Frank Berry, Rick Berry and Pat Berry, all of Madison; two daughters, Beth Reilly of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and Bridget Fry of Madison; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Carol Rae Craig Berry; his second wife, Mary Jo Stewart Berry, and two brothers, Paul and Gene Descans.

Funeral mass will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in downtown Madison. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion will conduct full military honors at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John or the Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Everett Griffith

Everett Wayne Griffith, 76, of Florence, Indiana, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at 8 p.m. at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay, Indiana.

He was born March 17, 1943, in Madison, Indiana, to Elisha and Edna Mae Padgett Griffith. He grew up in Switzerland County and was a 1961 graduate of Vevay High School. He also attended electronics school. He was employed with the Furniture Factory for 19 years and operated Wayne’s TV and Radio Repair Service. He then worked for the Town of Vevay for 15 years. He helped take care of the Vevay Cemetery, the parks and streets, and Ogle Foundation projects. He liked to help people on their farms and loved his family. He was a member of the Point of Grace Family Praise Fellowship Church in Madison, Indiana.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Cooper Griffith of Florence; two daughters, Sarah Griffith of Florence and Rachael Medeiros of Madison, and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Point of Grace Family Praise Fellowship Church in Madison. Interment will follow at a later date in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent, Kentucky.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayne Griffith Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Lloyd Harris

Lloyd Alan Harris, 69, of Vevay, Indiana, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident near Vevay.

He was born June 22, 1950, in Cincinnati to Lloyd Sheldon and Burnetta G. Gullion Harris. He grew up in Switzerland County, Indiana, and was a 1968 graduate of Madison High School in Madison, Indiana. He majored in biology at Purdue University until he was in an accident his senior year of college. He owned and operated the Alan Harris and Son’s Appliances in Vevay for 34 years and was a former member of the Millwright Local Union No. 1076 of Greenwood, Indiana, and Millwright Local Union No. 1003 of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 185 and the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 5396. He enjoyed playing euchre at the Legion and VFW and swimming, but most of all, spending time with his loving grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Travis Harris and Christopher Harris, both of Vevay, and Danny Harris of Patriot, Indiana; two stepsons, John Davis and Cory Davis, both of Crittenden, Kentucky; one sister, Paula Ann Harris Dodd of Madison; four grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Carolyn Sarah Mahan Harris.

Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Guy S. Harris Scholarship Fund c/o CFSCI or to the Harris Park c/o Patriot Posey Park Board. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Carrie Magyar

Carrie Ann Magyar, 31, of Florence, Indiana, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, Kentucky.

She was born Dec. 13, 1987, in Warren, Ohio, to Dennis Magyar and Pamela Lynn Catanese and James Hilligoss. She grew up in Warren until she moved to Switzerland County, where she was a 2005 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She owned and operated a catering business in Yankeetown, Florida. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, shopping and shooting guns and will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends. 

She is survived by her mother, Pamela Lynn Catanese Hilligoss and her stepfather, James Hilligoss of Florence; her fiancé, Jeremy Holder of Yankeetown, Florida; her siblings, Tiffany Emery, Timothy Scott Reitz, and Ryan King, all of Florence, Michael Magyar of Findlay, Rebecca Foster of Madison, Indiana, Eddie Hilligoss of Deputy, Indiana, Adrianna Jennings of Austin, Indiana and Danielle Walters of Jeffersonville, Indiana; her grandparents, Butch and Peggy Pike Hilligoss of Vevay, Indiana; her great-grandmother, Frances Lorraine Peters Pike of Vevay, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal-grandparents, James Leslie Catanese and Lula Belle Stevens Catanese and her paternal-grandparents, Frank and Madeline Magyar.   

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to  8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carrie Ann Magyar Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Linda Skirvin

Linda Joyce Farrell Skirvin, 72, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith, 71, of Vevay, Indiana, died Thursday, August 22, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

He was born June 1, 1948, in Madison, Indiana, to Robert Pierce “Bob” and Mary Frances Littrell Smith. He grew up in Vevay, Indiana, and was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army May 7, 1968, in Louisville. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Campaign Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, 2 Overseas Service Bars, Army Commendation Medal, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar (M-14) and Marksman Badge (M-16). He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant on May 6, 1970, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He farmed for several years in Switzerland County, Indiana, and was employed as a stocker for Madison Tool & Die for eight years. He also co-owned and co-operated Bakes Insurance in Vevay for 25 years. He was later employed as an insurance agent for Cole Bakes Insurance in Vevay and retired after five years. He was a member of the Fredonia Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He had lived in the Madison community from 2006 to 2017 and moved back to the Vevay community in 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Johns Artus Smith of Vevay; his sons, Keith Smith and Kevin Smith, both of Vevay; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Darlena “Kay” Lock Smith; his stepmother, Doris Nell Kemker Smith; his twin brother, Larry Smith, and his sister, Emma Frances Smith.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com