Betty Hughes

Betty Mardelle Reese Hughes, 83, of Florence, Indiana, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born August 1, 1935, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to J.C. and Ruth Thomas Reese. She was raised in Posey Township and was a 1954 graduate of the Patriot High School. She was a Switzerland County 4-H Leader and attended the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. She worked on the family farm alongside her husband and was a wonderful homemaker. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in the band, choir and sports.

She is survived by three daughters, Marlene Peters, Marsha Chase and Melissa Hughes, all of Vevay; one sister, Billie Green of Vevay; one brother, Chuck Reese of East Enterprise, Indiana; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hughes; her parents; and one sister, Myroleen Henry.

Services will be at 1 p.m Friday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow in Rising Sun New Cemetery in Rising Sun, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter Endowment Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Mickie McCalip

Mable Louise “Mickie” Murray McCalip, 87, of Vevay died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at St. Andrew Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.

She was born June 11, 1931, in Osgood, Indiana, to Benjamin S. “Sockie” and Nora Marie Rohlfing Murray. She was raised in Indianapolis and was a 1949 graduate of the Ben Davis High School. She owned and operated the Versailles Laundromat for 18 years and the Vevay Bowling Alley for 20 years, retiring in March of 1998. She and her husband, Bill, owned and operated a farm in Ripley County, Indiana, for several years. She was a life member of Job’s Daughters International. She served as a past mother adviser of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She joined the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 333 and had served as Worthy Matron. She was a member of Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary. She was awarded the Grand Cross of Color 4-H Leader. She was an avid bowler for more than 60 years and bowled in five national tournaments of which she and her husband won 1st place in the GT-La Mode, in which 37 states were involved. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, painting, sewing, music and meeting new people with a sense of humor of course!

She is survived by two daughters, Tammie Spurlock of Rotonda West, Florida, and Tina Aubuchon of Twin Falls, Idaho; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry “Bill” McCalip; one daughter, Chris McCalip; her parents; and three sisters, Rubie Kieffer, Cora Gahimer and Ruthie Bultman.

There will be a memorial gathering Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Bennington Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 407 will conduct services at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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