Earl Buchheit

Earl Buchheit, 86, of Hanover died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at his home.

He was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Otto and Catherine McDole Buchheit. He enlisted in the National Guard on March 12, 1951, and rose to the rank of corporal serving Battery C, 524 FA Battalion. He was honorably discharged Sept. 14, 1953, in Madison, Indiana. He was first married to Ruth Gammons and they had one daughter, Docia Earlene. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Oct. 15, 1953, at Madison and served his country as a paratrooper and rose to the rank of corporal, until being honorably discharged Nov. 1, 1957, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then married Judith Moore. He was a welder at Rotary Lift for eight years and also had worked at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant for two years. He retired as a psychiatric attendant for the Madison State Hospital after 20 years. He was a member of Paynesville Christian Church and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. For eight years he participated in the 100-mile horseback ride in Corydon, Indiana. He loved horses, motorcycles, singing, music, playing bingo, riding a scooter and had a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife, Judith C. Moore Buchheit of Hanover; four daughters, Docia “Earlene” Ayers of Columbus, Ohio, Margie McDonough of Hanover, Lisa Watterson of Lexington, Indiana and Janet Ritenour of Milan, Indiana; his honorary daughter, Kayla Humphrey of Madison; a sister, Alma Robertson of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his little brother, J.W. Buchheit.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service.

A final salute will be at the funeral home Saturday at 3 p.m. conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the cemetery chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of Jennings County. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Kenny Griffin

James Kenneth “Kenny” Griffin, 83, of Vevay died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at his home.

He was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Rushville, Indiana, to Jerry and Alta Mae Johnson Griffin. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1954 graduate of the Patriot High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army June 4, 1958, in Louisville and served during the Vietnam War. He earned the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on May 31, 1964, at Fort Lewis, Washington. He worked as a technician and supervisor for Fernald Plant in Ross, Ohio, for 10 years and for Monsanto Plant in Cleves, Ohio, for a year and a half. He also worked as the maintenance coordinator for Dow Corning in Carrollton, Kentucky, retiring in 1996, after 30 years of service. He served on the Switzerland County School Board from 1982 until 1988, Switzerland County School Endowment Board from 2002 until 2006 and Switzerland County Council from 1990 until 2006. He was a charter member for the board of directors for the Switzerland County YMCA from 2000 until 2002. He was a member of Vevay American Legion Post #185, where he served as past commander from 1988 until 1989, on the house committee for two years and as the finance officer for two years. He was currently the post adjutant from 2012 until 2018, finance officer for the bar account and treasurer for several years. He was also a member of Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Switzerland Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. He was a former member of Patriot Methodist Church in Patriot, Indiana. He had lived in Vevay community since 1969. He will be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, playing euchre and coaching little league ball for nine years. He enjoyed raising cattle on his farm in Vevay from 1972 until present, driving around town and socializing with his family and friends. He enjoyed his visits to the Vevay American Legion Post #185, where he enjoyed socializing and helping in the daily events and activities.

He is survived by two sons, Dana Griffin of Vevay and Dale Griffin of Rising Sun, Indiana; his companion, Jane Osborne of Vevay; one brother, Gerald Griffin of Priest River, Idaho; two half-sisters, Rita Welch of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Shirley Griffin of Milan, Indiana; one half-brother, George Griffin of Selma, North Carolina; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verlie Ann Buchanan Griffin; his parents; his step-mother, Jeanette Browning Griffin; two brothers, Charles Robert Griffin and Paul Eugene Griffin; two sisters, Dorothy Gillispie and Dolly Bowling; and one half-brother, Jerry Eugene Griffin.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow in Vevay Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

There will be Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Switzerland County Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or Vevay VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com