Maxine Crooks

Maxine B Crooks, 94, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Hickory Creek of Madison.

She was born July 12, 1924, in New Albany, Indiana, to Straud C. and Louise Dixon Bulliet.

She was a member of the Church of Christ of Madison and retired as the bookkeeper for the former Eastgate Dodge in Madison.

She is survived by two sons, James R. “Rick” Crooks of LaGrange, Kentucky, and Mark A. Crooks of Madison; three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Crooks, and one sister, Nancy Caroland.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, in Madison.

Interment will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Online condolences may be sent at lytlewelty.com

Bernard Geisler


Bernard Ray Geisler, 69, of the West Fork community near Rexville, Indiana, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at his home.

He was born in the West Fork community Nov. 27, 1949, to Alva and Doris Faye Housefield Geisler. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received Jan. 21, 1970. He was a former employee of the Muscatatuck State Developmental Training Center and was retired from the Jefferson Proving Ground where he was a guard. He was also a farmer and enjoyed operating his bulldozer and track hoe. In his spare time he enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, woodworking, playing cards, and visiting the local casinos.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Kay Pinkerton Geisler; two sons, Jeff Geisler of Madison and Alva Geisler of West Fork; one daughter, Jennifer Geisler of Madison; three brothers Bobby Geisler of Washington, Elvan Geisler of Rexville, and Marvin Geisler of East Enterprise. 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers George, Leslie and Roy.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Ditch Cemetery on the Geisler Farm near Rexville with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion.

Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be given to the West Fork Cemetery in care of the funeral home.



Arthur Meisberger

Arthur E. Meisberger, 65, of Olean, Indiana, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the home of his son in New Marion, Indiana.

He was born in Batesville, Indiana, May 26, 1954, to Rom and Gertrude Eckstein Meisberger. He was a 1973 graduate of South Ripley High School. He was a fulltime farmer and a member of the St. Magdalene Catholic Church.

He is survived by three sons, Tony and Drew, both of New Marion, and Brandon of Milan; two sisters, Dolores Souder and Mary Hilton, both of New Marion; seven brothers Melvin, David, John, Charlie, and Dwight, all of New Marion, Donald of Camby, and Mark of Indianapolis, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Phillip.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11a.m. at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Madison. Burial will be in the St. Magdalene Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorials may be given to the St. Magdalene Cemetery Fund in care of the funeral home.



Clyde Philpot Sr.

Clyde Gordon Philpot Sr., 65, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana.

He was born Sept. 12, 1953, in Cincinnati to Clyde and Liza Martin Philpot. He retired in 2005 as the head of Extrusion for the Hilex Company in North Vernon. He enjoyed fishing and being a musician. He played guitar in the Sweet River Band.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Smith of Deputy, Indiana, and Jessica Philpot of North Vernon; four sons, Clyde Philpot and Clayton Philpot, both of North Vernon, Timothy Philpot of Scottsburg, Indiana, and Jason Philpot of Greensburg, Indiana; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernice Dunham Philpot; two sisters: Jacqueline King and Roseanne Philpot; and three brothers: Wallace, Clarence, and Kenneth Philpot.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, in Madison.

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

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Clyde Philpot Memorial Fund.

Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.

Online condolences may be made at lytlewelty.com



Fred Turner

Fred Abraham “Freddie” Turner, 71, of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at his home.

He was born August 15, 1947, in Patriot, Indiana, to Curtis A. and Mary Margaret Miller Turner. He grew up in Patriot and attended Patriot High School. He was employed by North Bend Farms in Patriot for more than 30 years. He retired from his position in maintenance for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence, Indiana, in April 2018, after 18 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the Cincinnati Reds, going to the casino, playing euchre and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Jo Green Turner of Vevay; two daughters, Jennie Turner and Susie Turner, both of Rising Sun, Indiana; two sons, Johnny Turner of Vevay, and Joshua Mitchell of Fortville, Indiana; four brothers, Wayne Turner, Jerry Turner, and Steve Turner of Patriot, and Terry Turner of Rising Sun; three sisters, Sue Jones of Vevay, Lorraine Fugitt of Patriot, and Juanita Jackson of Rising Sun; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Darrin Wayne Turner.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Emergency Response Unit or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI.

Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com