Obituaries September 6, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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DONALD HOWARD CRISS, 72, Palmyra, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany.
He was born on January 30, 1945 in Trueman, Arkansas. He was an iron worker and a Marine Veteran.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Criss of 22 years. They were married on February 21, 1995. He is also survived by one son Donald Matthew Criss, one step-son Anthony (Kimberly) Ball, brothers Leon and Carl Criss, niece Theresa Criss, and his care giver Vanda McFarland.
There will be no services. Direct cremation was chosen by the family.
Love Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

KAREN JEAN MONTGOMERY, 70, Salem, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born February 6, 1947 in Salem the daughter of Kelso and Dell Nale Montgomery. She was a retired employee of First Harrison Bank in Palmyra and a member of Canton Christian Church.
She is survived by her mother, Dell Montgomery of Salem, and two brothers, Donnie Glenn Montgomery and Randy Chris Montgomery both of Columbus, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her father, Kelso Montgomery and a sister, Bonnie Montgomery.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

VELMA LOUISE RHUDE, 91, New Albany, died Sunday, August 27, 2017.
She was born on May 5, 1926 to the late Phillip and Myrtle (Peters) Davis. She retired from the Cummins plant where she worked in security.
She was preceded in death by her husbned, Stanley E. Rhude; her daughters, Teresa Hage and Patricia Ferrill; her brother, Phillip Davis and her sister Irene Clark.
She is survived by her son, Steven Clay Rhude and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Walnut Ridge Baptist Church (2118 Hamburg Pike Jeffersonville, IN 47130).
A grave side service will be held on Thursday at 1 P.M. at the Crothersville Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Walnut Ridge Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made at

GEORGE SIZEMORE, 82, Charlestown, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born on September 7, 1934 to Roy and Polly Sizemore in Leslie Co., KY. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, a retired assembly line worker for Cissell Manufacturing, a member of the American Legion Post 335, and VFW Post 1427.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Shelby Sizemore, Dean Sizemore, William Lee Sizemore, Patrick Sizemore, Rella Gibson, and Thelma Prince.
Survivors include his brothers, Ira Sizemore of New Washington, Bill Sizemore of Louisville, Reuben Sizemore of Mt. Washington and Ronnie Sizemore of Hazard, KY; sisters, Stella Caudill of St. Petersburg, FL, Henrietta Colwell of Shepherdsville, KY, and Barbara Ann Colwell of Louisville; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will begin on Thursday from 5-8 pm, and after 9 am on Friday. Graveside Services will be held on Friday at 3:30 pm at the Campbell’s Creek Cemetery near Hyden, KY.
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MONA LISA (KEITH) HORN, 58, Scottsburg, died Monday, August 28, 2017.
She was born on December 1, 1958 in Scottsburg to the late Donald Keith and Shirley (Johnson) Stark.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, William Horn; children, Clint Fisher (Krissy), Aaron Fisher, Brandy Horn; and 7 grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen following Mona’s wishes and Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) was entrusted with her care.
The family requests that contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society (1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 104, Louisville, KY 40223).
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EVELYN “LOUISE” MARTION, 88, Louisville, died Sunday, August 27, 2017, at her daughter’s home near Corydon.
She was born August 8, 1929, in Louisville, to the late Herbert and Georgia Woolfolk Roberts. She was formerly employed at ICI Americas in Charlestown, and was a member of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin J. Martion; her daughter, Karen Anne Ingram, her sister, Mary Elizabeth Huckleberry; her brother, J.T. Roberts; and her great-grandson, Travis D. Pickerill.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Mae Welch (Bill Rudey) of Corydon and Darlene Smith (Ed) of Greenville; her grandchildren, Jody Welch (Jackie), Gary Welch, Kevin Welch (Jeni), Tammy Welch, Cindy Lee, Phillis Grugel (Charlie), Matthew Smith (Tiffany), Angela Cross (Tyler), Travis Pickerill (Fawn) and Trent Pickerill (Amy); her great grandchildren, Joshua Welch, Brittany Sillings, (Ricky), Brandon Welch, Caitlyn Loetz (Cody), Logan Welch (Alicia), Stephen Welch, Morgan Welch, Gracie Welch, Justin Voyles, Britney Manship (Shane), Taylor L. Voyles, Ashley Deaton, Rachel Deaton, Shelby Deaton, Georgia Grugel, Bella Smith, Emma Smith, Gunner Pickerill, Colton Pickerill, Emma Pickerill and Samantha Bradley; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. Brother Sam Watkins will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jody, Gary and Kevin Welch, Matthew Smith, and Travis and Trent Pickerill.

VADA LEA DIETRICH, 80, Memphis, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at her home.
Born August 31, 1936 in Charlestown, to Clayborne and Nancy Mae (Reynolds) Morrison. She worked at Goodman Clinic in Charlestown, as a doctor’s assistant, worked at Memphis grade school for three years and then went back to Goodman Clinic where she worked until retirement. On November 27, 1957, she married William “Bill” Dietrich who survives in Memphis. She was a 1954 graduate of Charlestown High School and a member of Bluelick Christian Church.
Other survivors, a daughter, Debra Louise (Lloyd) Nelson of Charlestown; a son, Douglas Lee (Margie) Dietrich of Memphis; a foster son, William Frederick Martin III of Henryville; six grandchildren, Dr. Zachary Dietrich, Kenneth Dietrich, Wayland (Katherine) Dietrich, Angel (Cornelius) Pesce, Brandon Martin, and Dr. Sarah (Dr. Tom) Lowe; five great-grandchildren, Chloe Pesce, Austin Martin, Olivia Martin, James William Lowe, and Julia Pesce and one sister, Dorothy Shrock of Madison.
She was preceded in death by brothers, James, John, and Bill Morrison, sisters, Jewell Hostettler, Marie Weddle, and Ruby James.
Pastor Steve Wever will conduct funeral services at 1 PM on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Bluelick Christian Church with burial to follow at Bowery Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 2-8 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville and Sunday, September 3, 2017 from Noon until 1 PM at BlueLick Christian Church.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be given to Bluelick Christian Church building fund c/o Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson, St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences can be given to the family at

JARED STEVEN DAULTON, SR., 43, Salem, died Monday, August 21, 2017 in St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
Born April 29, 1974 in Salem, he was the son of David Lee and Carasena (Ewing) Daulton. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and had been a life resident of Washington County. He married August 22, 1998 to Lisa Marie (Lagamba) Daulton, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Jared Steven Daulton Jr. of Salem and Monty and Gary Daulton both of Brownstown; one Daughter, Brianna Daulton of Salem; his mother, Carasena Shields of Salem; father and stepmother, David and Roselinda Daulton of Liberty, Ind.; four brothers, James Hammack Jr., Johnathan, Jesse and Dustin Daulton; grandmother, Muzetta Daulton, Medora and three grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service on Wednesday.

RANDY S. GIVENS, 69, Salem, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
He was born on January 11, 1948 to the late Shirley H. & Murzie K. (Porter) Givens.
Along with parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Rebekah Givens; and his son-in-law, John Schopper. He was a long-time member of the Salem Masonic Lodge #21 F&AM. He worked for over 30 years at General Electric until his retirement.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Judy (Cardwell) Givens; children, Nancy Givens, Rhonda Shields and Jeremy Givens (Taquia); 6 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2-6 PM on Monday, September 4, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). His Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Posey Township Cemetery in Washington County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Randy's memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Associations (6100 Dutchmans Ln. STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284).
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DANA JAY SCHOWE, died recently after a brief battle with cancer.
He and his wife, Elizabeth Alexander Schowe, resided in Chadds Ford, PA, but spent a significant amount of time at the Schowe Heritage Farm in Indiana, and at the Alexander Camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. He was a graduate of Purdue University, in West Lafayette, where he received a BS Degree in Forestry in 1978. He worked with the Indiana Department of Forestry at Deam Lake State Recreation Area and later with West Lake Country Club in Augusta Georgia. He joined the DuPont company as a production operator at Fayetteville Works, NC, Tralee Park, DE, and at Sabine River Works, TX. He then became a stay at home Dad. He was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 640, in Pleasant Run, Ohio. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and achieved the rank of Life Scout. Subsequent to his time as a Scout, he became an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troup 640.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Mary Schowe of New Washington; grandparents, Reid and Bertha Schowe of New Washington and grandmother, Ella Mae Harbin of Charlestown.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Alexander Schowe; daughters, Jennifer and Mara Schowe and many additional family members.
A memorial service will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday September 16, 2017 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with visitation starting at 11:30 am. Burial of ashes will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to

DONALD LEE ELDRIDGE, 67, Marysville, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Kentuckiana Medical Hospital in Clarksville.
He was born on July 21, 1950 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the son of Lawrence Dillard Eldridge and Katherine Frances (McDaniel) Eldridge. He was married on Aug. 3, 1975 to Cheryl G. (Lamb) Eldridge. He was a former employee of Koetter Woodworking in Borden, where he worked for 18 years. He also was a farmer and worked for the Gilbert Family Farms in Marysville. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Eldridge; a brother, Gary Lane Eldridge; a sister, Fran Pruett and a grandson, Brian Scott Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Eldridge; two sons, Michael Eldridge (Marlene) of Columbus and Donald Eldridge (Angela) of Lexington; three daughters, Amy J. Miller (Brian Sorenson) of Marysville, Stacy Ford (Chad) of Charlestown and Sherri Williams (Jesse) of English; his mother, Katherine Eldridge of Lexington; three brothers, Junior Eldridge, Richard Eldridge (Eve) and John Eldridge all of Lexington; six sisters, Louise Sumner (Denny) of New Albany, Shirley Vittitow (Lowell) of Bardstown, Kentucky, Nancy Hardin (Don) of Hanover, Orby Bush (Danny) of Austin, Betty Harvey and Bonita Eldridge both of Lexington; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Tuesday and after 9 am Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolence may be left for the family at

BERNARD ‘BERNIE’ GUMBEL, 64, Seymour, died Friday, September 1, 2017, at his home.
He was born on April 13, 1953, in Evansville, to the late Leo Gumbel and Marie (Weiss) Gumbel. He was a graduate of Evansville Reitz High School and received a Bachelors Degree from Purdue. On May 28, 1977, he married Pamela Stevens, at First Baptist Church Seymour, she survives. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He retired from Rose Acre Farms in July of this year after 35 years of service.
He is survived by his mother; wife, Pamela Gumbel; children, Nick (Rachel) Gumbel, Katie (Marcus) Nakamura, and Megan (Derek) Davis; grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa, Isabelle, Madalynn, and Alexandra Gumbel, Avery and Asher Nakamura, and Cameron and Reid Davis; brother, Lawrence (Nancy) Gumbel; sisters, Joann (Robert) Rentchler and Delores (George) Fuhrman; several nieces and nephews; and mother-in-law, Mary A. Stevens.
He is preceded in death by his father; and father-in-law, Elvin Stevens.
Funeral mass will be Wednesday, September 6, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church at 10:30 am with Father Dan Staublin and assisted by Deacon Mike East. Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Tuesday, September 5, from 3-8 pm and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 am until time of service. A Rosary service will be held at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Tuesday at 2:30 pm.
Memorials may be given to Schneck Hospice or Mass Intentions for St. Ambrose, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

AMOS LEE GAYLORD, 66, Scottsburg, formerly of Madison, died on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Kindred Hospital and Health Care in Louisville.
He was born April 9, 1951 in Madison, the son of the late Dora William and Annabelle Ashby Gaylord. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County and attended Southwestern receiving his GED. He worked most of his life at Schirmer Farms in Hanover.
He is survived by his son, Robert Gaylord of Madison; his three grandchildren; his sisters, Maggie Handlon and her husband, Jeffrey of Madison, Patricia Roberts and her husband, Tommy of Shelbyville, Kentucky; his brothers, Harry Gaylord and his wife, Beverly of Louisville, Charles Gaylord of Hanover; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by father, Dora Gaylord, mother, Annabelle Ashby Gaylord, his daughter, Sara Long, his sisters, Dora Wysokcile, and Noticke Gray, his brothers, Kenneth and James Gaylord.
In keeping with his wishes there will be no services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor's Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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