News and Tribune

March 15, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


CLARK COUNTY

Vernon Ray Cheatham Sr., 71, Korean War veteran

Funeral services for Vernon Ray Cheatham Sr., 71, of Jeffersonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Scott Funeral Home’s Main Street Chapel, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Marengo. He died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.

He was a native of Springfield, Ky. and a retired warehouseman for Corhart’s Refractoring. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in English, AFL-CIO, and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Sue VanWinkle Cheatham; four sons, Kenny Cheatham, Taswell, Roger Cheatham, Louisville, Vernon Cheatham Jr., English and Jay Dowell, Clarksville; a daughter, Catherine Morris, Grantsburg; a sister, Betty Koch, Jeffersonville; three granddaughters, Kim Cheatham, Taswell, Airman First Class Amanda Manning, Tampa, Fla. and LaKisha Morris, Georgetown; two grandsons, Kristopher Cheatham, English and Tyler Dowell, Clarksville; a great-grandson, Cameron Morris; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Morris, both of Georgetown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hughie and Dorothy Janes Cheatham, and his first wife, Ann Fraze Cheatham.

Visitation will be at Scott Funeral Home’s Main Street Chapel from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 and after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Benjamin Harrison Gardner Jr., 53, of Jeffersonville

Funeral services for Benjamin Harrison Gardner Jr., 53, of Jeffersonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.

He died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at his home.



Herbert M. Isgrigg, 87, World War II veteran

Funeral services for Herbert M. Isgrigg, 87, of Jeffersonville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Coots Funeral Home, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. He died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was a retired head mechanical engineer with the PQ Corporation and was a World War II combat veteran, serving with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Langdon Isgrigg; a son, Rod M. Isgrigg, Jeffersonville; grandsons, Rod A. and Josh G. Isgrigg, Louisville; and great-grandson, Rod A. Isgrigg Jr., Louisville.

Visitation at the funeral home will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.



Jacquelyn ‘Jackie’ Michelle Purcell, 23, law student at University of Louisville

Funeral services for Jacquelyn "Jackie" Michelle Purcell, 23, of Jeffersonville, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel, with burial in Greenville Cemetery. She died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at her home.

She was a native of Jeffersonville, employed by Bath Fitters, a law student at the University of Louisville, a graduate of Jeffersonville High School where she was involved in Theatre, the tennis team, and was an honor student, and was on the Jeffersonville Mayor’s Drug Prevention Team where she was a speaker.

Survivors include her parents, Allen "Jack" and Diana Purcell, Jeffersonville; two brothers, Peewee and Tubby Purcell, Jeffersonville; two nephews; and two nieces.

Visitation at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.



Effie M. Wooldridge Rudd Resch, 87, of Jeffersonville

Funeral services for Effie M. Wooldridge Rudd Resch, 87, of Jeffersonville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville, with burial to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. She died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

Born in Tecumseh, she was a retired interior decorator for Sears & Roebuck and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jeffersonville.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Resch McKeown and her husband, Joseph M., Ann Arbor, Mich.; two daughters-in-law, Linda Rudd, New Albany and Sharon Rudd, Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren: Jeffrey Hogue and his wife, Pam, Louisville, Becky Herald and her husband, Jeff, Jeffersonville, Jason Rudd and his girlfriend Johnetta Goode, New Albany, Jenny Davis and her husband, Derek, Jeffersonville, Alecia Simonis and her husband, Tom, Jeffersonville, Meredith McKeown, Ann Arbor, Mich. and James McKeown, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and five great-grandchildren, Brian Herald, Andrew Herald, Emma Herald, Isaiah Simonis and Jonah Simonis, all of Jeffersonville.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leon Rudd; her second husband, Herbert M. Resch; two sons, Bernard J. Rudd and James R. Rudd; and a great-grandson, Alexander James Simonis.

Visitation at the church will be after 9:30 a.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Jesse Warren Richey, 89, of Sellersburg

Funeral services for Jesse Warren Richey, 89, of Sellersburg, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Garr Funeral Home, Sellersburg, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany. He entered his journey to eternal life on Monday, March 12, 2007, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born to the late Katie and Warren Richey on March 27, 1917. He was a charter member of Speed Memorial Church and was a safety engineer for the Gary Markel Safety Service. He was retired from Louisville Cement Company with more than 25 years of service and was a special deputy for the Clark County Sheriffs Reserve Officers for 37 years. He was a member of Henryville Masonic Lodge F&AM; 651, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley and Murat Shrine Temple of Indianapolis. He was also a member of Tri County Shrine Club, Jeffersonville, Clark County Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Alice Heath, married for 68 years; a son, Gary J. and Annelle Richey, Lebanon, Ohio; a daughter, Dianna Richey Hopper and husband, Larrie, Columbus; two grandchildren, Chad Aaron and Kent Andrew Hopper; a great-granddaughter, Kenzie Hopper; two step grandsons, Jeffery Hartman and Michael Hartman; four step great-granddaughters, Jennifer, Nicole, Elizabeth and Kelly; and a step great-grandson, Kyle Hartman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marion Henson; and two brothers, Wallace and Robert R. Richey.

Visitation at the funeral home will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14.



FLOYD COUNTY

George C. ‘Connie’ Fenwick, 86, electrician with International Harvester

Funeral services for George C. “Connie” Fenwick, 86, of Floyds Knobs, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Homes, with burial in Galena Cemetery. He died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at his home.

He was an electrician for International Harvester for 30 years; he was also a carrier for PNC Bank for 19 years. He was a member of Local 369 Electrician Union, the Fox Hunters Association, and he was also a former board member of the Atkins Chapel Cemetery. He was a long time member of Scottsville Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edith D. Lang Fenwick; a daughter, Phyllis Geltmaker and her husband, Stuart, Floyds Knobs; two grandchildren, Kevin Geltmaker and his wife, Cheryl, Jeffersonville and Julie Geltmaker, Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, Wilbur "Joe" Fenwick, Floyds Knobs, Herbert Fenwick, Floyds Knobs and Raymond Fenwick, New Albany; three sisters, Catherine Lang, Floyds Knobs, Aileen Rogge, Georgetown and Mary Helen Hunt, New Albany.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Chester, Kenneth, Tom Jr. and Richard Fenwick; and a sister, Lillian Schroeder; and his parents Thomas and Mabel Fenwick.

Visitation at the funeral home will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Scottsville Christian Church Building Fund and Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern Indiana.



Alma L. McCullum, 93, of New Albany

A funeral Mass for Alma L. McCullum, 93, of New Albany, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of New Albany, with burial to follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery. She died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Clark Memorial Hospital, Jeffersonville.

She was the former Alma Merk and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of New Albany.

Survivors include her sons, Richard McCullum and his wife, Marilyn, Corydon, Sheldon McCullum and his wife, Patricia, New Albany and Jerry McCullum and his wife, Sandy, New Albany; a daughter, Judy Blankenship, Jeffersonville; a brother, Clarence Merk, Arizona; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. McCullum.

Visitation at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany, will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 16. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.



Allis M. Bowen Naville, 90, Hoosier Panel Company retiree

A funeral Mass for Allis M. (Bowen) Naville, 90, of New Albany, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany, with burial in St. Mary’s Navilleton Catholic Cemetery in Floyds Knobs. She died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.

She was born in New Albany on Aug. 18, 1916, to the late Dolphus and Clemmie (Muir) Bowen. She was retired from Hoosier Panel Company and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany.

Survivors include her brothers, Herman Bowen, Louisville and Herbert Bowen, New Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Raymond Naville; brothers, Albert and Chester Bowen; and sisters, Ethel Spencer, Hazel Keller and Norma Jean Lipginski.

Visitation at Generations Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.

The family requests expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Hospice and Palliative Care of Southern Indiana.



HARRISON COUNTY

Kenneth M. Arnett, 92, of Corydon

Kenneth M. Arnett, 92, of Corydon, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Beanblossom Cesar Funeral Home, Corydon, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. He died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Indian Creek Health and Rehabilitation Center, Corydon.

Visitation at the funeral home will be after 11 a.m. Saturday.



Bridget C. Donahue, 24, of Lanesville

Funeral services for Bridget C. Donahue, 24, of Lanesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lanesville, with burial in the church cemetery. She died Monday, March 12, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident in Lanesville.

Visitation at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon will be today, Tuesday, March 13, from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Thursday.



OUT OF STATE

Sheldon Anthony ‘Tony’ Burns, 52, native of Jeffersonville

Funeral services for Sheldon Anthony “Tony” Burns, 52, of Louisville, will be private. He died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Jewish Hospital.

He was a native of Jeffersonville, and a truck driver for Troutman Trucking. He was a member of the VFW in Jeffersonville.

Survivors include his son, Matthew K. Burns, New Albany; three brothers, Marvin L. Burns, Clarksville, George R. Burns, Underwood and David W. Burns, Elizabeth; and a sister, Pam Burns, Louisville.

Visitation at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Homes will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.



Wanda Faye Molton, 76, homemaker

Funeral services for Wanda Faye Molton, 76, of Owingsville, Ky., formerly of Morehead, Ky., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, in the chapel of Lane-Stucky-Gray Funeral Home in Morehead, Ky., with burial in the Whisman Cemetery on Island Fork. She died Saturday, March 10, 2007, in the Mary Chiles Hospital in Mt. Sterling, Ky., after a brief illness.

She was born on July 3, 1930, in Breathitt County, Ky., to the late Chester and Elvira Spurlock Fugate. She was a homemaker. She attended the East End Church of God, was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, an enthusiastic UK basketball fan and enjoyed helping others.

Survivors include one son, Perry Sloan, Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Brenda Molton Corey, Owingsville, Ky. and Joyce Sloan Farmer, New Albany; two brothers, Chester Fugate Jr., Richmond, Ky. and Larry Henley Fugate, Hazard, Ky.; two sisters, Julie Hayes, Harrison, Mich. and Helen Haddix, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, George Sloan who passed away on July 28, 1967, and James Warren Molton who passed away on June 3, 1997; one son, Gary Sloan who passed away on Dec. 17, 1980; two brothers, Jim Fugate and Bob Fugate; and three sisters, Audrey Clever, Emily Fugate and Irene Fugate.

Visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, visit www.lanestuckygray.com.


Guestbook