Obituaries for the Week of March 11th, 2019: Kathy Burton, Robert Cline, Harry Cull, Ruby Hartman, Freida Hembree, John Hinshaw, Rosa Mack, Albert Powers, Wilma Stewart, Earl Storm.

March 11, 2019


Kathy Burton

Kathy Sue Green Burton, 65, of Moorefield, Indiana, Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.

She was born August 17, 1953, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to Arthur “Buddy” and Olive Frances Baatz Green. She attended Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Indiana. She had resided in the Switzerland County community since 1962. She was employed at the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 28 years and as a slot attendant for Belterra Casino and Resort in Florence, Indiana, for four years. She also was employed as a stocker for Walmart, retiring after nine years. She attended the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Mount Sterling, Indiana.

She is survived by her husband, James Edward “Jim” Burton of Moorefield; her daughter, Pennie Rabe-Fleener of North Vernon, Indiana; her son, Gary Jones of Madison, Indiana; her step-daughter, Suzanne McStoots Louisville; two brothers, Larry Green of Madison, and Richard Green of Kentucky; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.

Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, March 11, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund in care of the Community Foundation of Switzerland County Inc. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at

Robert Cline

Robert J. Cline, 92, died Friday March 8, 2019 at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison, Indiana.

He was a native of Osgood, Indiana and a 1944 graduate of Osgood High School who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After discharge from the Armed Forces, he entered Indiana University and graduated with two degrees. In 1999 he was honored by IU as a member of its Distinguished Alumni Class. He was a life member of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He joined the Indiana State Police in January, 1948, and rose to the rank of Colonel, serving each rank from Trooper to Assistant Superintendent. His Indiana State Police life covered 34 years and was his passion. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy and a member of the FBI National Academy Associates for 47 years. He later served as Criminal Investigation Director for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Chief of the Hanover College Security Police. He was a life member of the National Model Railroad Association and a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association. He is Past Master of the Brookville, Indiana Masonic Lodge. His retirement fervor was web master for a website titled “Madison Came Running” where he featured Historic Madison to the internet-public.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Holzer Cline, and by his parents, Arley and Emily Cline.

He is survived by one daughter, Amanda Ferris, of Greenfield, Indiana; a sister Florence; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. ,Sunday March 17 at the Madison Presbyterian Church with burial at Greendale Cemetery in Osgood.

Harry Cull

Harry “Rick” Rickey Cull Jr., 45, of Bedford, Kentucky and formerly of Milton, died Friday, March 8, 2019, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Dec. 28, 1973, in Madison, Indiana, to Harry Rickey and Sue Darlene Chatham Cull. He was raised in Milton and was a 1991 graduate of Trimble County High School. He attended the Milton Christian Church in Milton, Kentucky. He had worked for the past 20-plus years for Madison Precision Products as a mechanical maintenance man. He loved to watch NASCAR, tinkering and working on cars, drinking Pepsi Cola, and watching UK basketball. He found great enjoyment in riding and racing his motorcycle — number 138. He was a loyal friend to many and will be greatly missed. He had fought a courageous battle to live since suffering a massive heart attack Feb. 19.

He will be missed by his wife, Amy Josephine Hazelwood Cull of Bedford; his daughter, Addison Josephine Love Cull of Milton; his stepson, Alexander Keith Hazelwood of Bedford; a sister, Bethely Morton of Lexington, Kentucky; a brother, Jeffrey Marvin Cull of Milton; his nieces, Shelby, Emailin, Alea and Savanna; his nephews, Kobey and Josiah; and several other relatives.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 15, 2019, at 11 a.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, Indiana.

Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Addison’s Education Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Ruby Hartman 

Ruby Marie Lanham Hartman, 79, of Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Freida Hembree

Freida Lee Hembree, 87, of North Vernon, died at 10:40 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at Keepsake Village of Columbus, Indiana.

She was born Dec. 19, 1931, in Columbia, Kentucky, to Ernest and Elizabeth Sinclair Burton. She was a member of Messiah Baptist Church in Columbus, the Lunch Group of North Vernon Senior Housing, and was proud to have the first total electric home in Indiana. She had been employed at Dairy Queen, ITT Thompson Industries, Corner Grocery, and Scooters Restaurant, all in North Vernon. She enjoyed sewing, the C.B. radio (where she was known as Naughty Lady), gardening, canning, cooking, and loved time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Jackie Ray Hembree; three sons, Ronnie Hubbard of Columbus, Larry Hembree of North Vernon, and Joseph Steely of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Debra Arnold of North Vernon and Sheila Neff of Deputy; three brothers, Alton Burton of Columbia, Kentucky, Billy Joe Burton of Edinburgh, and Danny Dale Burton of Seymour; two sisters, Lucille Cook of Edinburgh and Patty Lee of Columbia, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Roger Burton; and three sisters, Eunimma Goodin, Edith Irvin, and Glenna Rook.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon.

Visitation was Monday, March 11, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Vernon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Alzheimer’s Association.

John Hinshaw

John David Hinshaw, 53, of Bedford, Kentucky formerly of Indianapolis, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Vevay, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, Indiana.

Rosa Mack 

Rosa L. Mack, 77, of Madison, Indiana died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison.

Albert Powers

Albert O. Powers, 90, of Vevay, Indiana, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay. Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay.

Wilma Stewart

Wilma M. Stewart, 84, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Baptist Health, Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana.

She was born May 12, 1934 in Madison, Indiana, to John and Cora Buchanan Kidd. For 30 years, she worked as a machine operator at Grote Industries. She was a member of the Auxillary of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post #9 of the American Legion and loved playing bingo..

She is survived by a daughter, Laura Stewart of Madison; a son, William Stewart of Lexington, Indiana; a sister, Juanita Jumps of Madison; 12 grandchildren; and many more great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Stewart, and a son, Allen Wayne Stewart.

Services will be private.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the donors choice. Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.

Online condolences may be made at

Earl Storm

Earl Graham Storm, 86, of Westminster, Colorado, died Thursday, March 7, 2019.

He was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Madison, Indiana, to Earl Conrad and Mabel Jessup Storm. He moved to Fraser in 1984 with his wife and three of his four children. He enjoyed spending time with his family, trains and photography.

He is survived by his wife, Imogene Stormm of Fraser; two daughters, Paula Hamilton of Tyler, Texas, and Gina Dahlberg, of Westminster; one son, Earl R. Storm of Frederick, Colorado; one brother, Ralph Storm of Madison; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 12 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Brian Storm and one brother, Paul Storm.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cal Farley’s Ranch of Amarillo, Texas.