Elizabeth Little

Elizabeth B. “Liz” Chase Little, 72, of Florence, Indiana, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at her residence in Florence.

She was born Jan. 30, 1948, in Florence, to Clarence and Mary Ellen Reed Chase. She was raised in Florence and was a 1966 graduate of Vevay High School in Vevay, Indiana. She was employed by the US Shoe Factory in Vevay for several years and as a dealer for Belterra Casino & Resort in Florence for 13 years. She loved animals and supported the Swiss Family and Friends program where she fostered animals for two years. She enjoyed helping others and sponsored many children in the Angel Tree program. She loved spending time with her family, enjoyed doing yard work and attending family reunions and the family’s annual Easter egg hunt.

Survivors include her son, Keith Little of Florence; her brother, Clarence “Buster” Chase Jr. of Vevay; her grandchildren, Brittanie Little of Madison, Indiana and Brandon Little of Florence; and two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 21 years, William O. Little, in 1988; her sisters, Leo “Ike” Chase, Viola “Sis” Gregory, Cora Wilson, Geraldine Peters, Ruth Romans, Beulah Ann “Bootie” Thornton and Betty Raisor; her brothers, Donald Lee Chase and Paul Vernon Chase; and a niece.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Sue Ross

Elizabeth “Sue” Murphy Ross, 74, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, June 12, 2020, at the Hickory Creek at Madison. She was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Menifee County, Kentucky, to John Henderson and Grace Myrtle Kash Murphy. She attended school in Frenchburg, Kentucky, and spent most of her adult life in Middletown, Ohio. She was an active member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Middletown, where she sang in the music ministry. She was a homemaker, enjoyed decorating, sewing, crafting and working in her garden and flowers.

Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Ross Patton of Madison; a son, John W. Ross of Madison; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Auxier of Madison and Emily Patton of Hanover, Indiana; a grandson, Hendrix Woods of Ohio; and two great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, John Day “J.D” Ross, in 2017; her nine sisters, Ella Lee Murphy Montgomery, Hazel Taulbee, Mabel Murphy Agee, Ruby May Murphy Henry, Sylvia Alice Murphy, Jean Barrett, Ilean Murphy Campbell, Emma Jane Murphy Linkous and Mary Barrett; and her brother, Logan Murphy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Freewill Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Robert Whitham

Robert Stanley “Bob” Whitham, 92, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, June 13, 2020, at his home,

He was born May 6, 1928, in Ripley County, Indiana, to Clyde F. and Susie B. Leatherbury Whitham. He graduated from North Madison High School, attended Ivy Tech College and Butler County Business College. He was a World War II veteran and spent 21 months in 5612th Air Rescue Squadron in Caribbean Air Command. He was a member of American Legion Post 239 and Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post 9. He worked for 35 years in production scheduling at Fernald Plant in Cincinnati.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Ann Rose of Madison and one son, Douglas Wayne Whitham of Aurora, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Jean Brooks Whitham, in 2013, and his brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Internment will follow at the Benham Cemetery in Benham, Indiana. Visitation is 1 p.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted at 2:30 p.m.on Tuesday by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion at the funeral home with full military honors to follow at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the Dementia Society of America Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.