Obituaries for the week of Dec. 13, 2011
Feb 7, 2012, 17:21
PATRICIA ANN CASEY
Patricia Ann (Cox) Casey, youngest daughter of Raymond and Nellie (Ondoroff) Cox was born Aug. 26, 1961, and died on Dec. 3, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
Patty had two older brothers, Jerry and Steve. She grew up in Corydon and spent most of her life there. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1979.
On Dec.15, 1979, Patty was united in marriage to James Casey of Corydon. Three sons, Bradley James (B. J.), Trevor, and Anthony were born to this union.
When she was a young child she had open-heart surgery, but she overcame that and enjoyed a good life. After a back injury, she spent several years working at New Focus in Centerville with the mentally challenged.
Patty was an avid animal lover. She loved spending time with her family and pets. She was a member of the Corydon Legion Auxiliary.
Her sons B. J. and Anthony and her older brother Jerry preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband James; son, Trevor; parents, Raymond and Nellie Cox; brother Steve Cox and wife Cheryl; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Graveside services were held Dec. 7 at the Corydon Cemetery with Rev. Steven Larsen officiating.
The musical selection was “How Great Thou Art.”
Casket bearers were Chad Cox, David Cox, Rod Van Dyne, Jesse Cox, Allen Jacobsen and Jeff Cox.
Honorary bearers were Ronnie Gilson, Summer Cox, Angie Cox and Steven McClain.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home aseywas in charge of arrangements.
VIOLET GOLDEAN NICKEL
Violet G. Nickel, daughter of Lawrence and Cora Green, was born on May 26, 1920, in Clinton Township, Wayne County. She departed this life on Dec. 7, 2011, at the Corydon Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 91 years with her loving family by her side.
She attended school at various country schools in the Clio area and graduated in 1940 from Powersville, Mo. After graduation, she moved to Corydon and cared for an invalid.
She met and married Wayne Nickel on Dec. 19, 1942. They celebrated 69 loving years of marriage.
She worked at the Sheldon West Cream Station for a while. She loved to cook and bake. She sold her baked goods to many people. She baked so much she went through three different stoves in ten years.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Eden Garden Club.
Those left to cherish her memories are husband, Wayne; children, Shirley, Jessie Laubsch, Loyd and wife Julie; grandchildren, Danilo Laubsch, Kelsey and Christopher Nickel and nieces, Janice Chenoweth and Debbie Thatcher.
Her parents, Lawrence and Cora Green; granddaughter, Kasey Lynn and brother, Loyd Green preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at the Randolph-Black Funeral Home in Corydon with Pastor Diane Olson Schroeder officiating.
Musical selections were “In The Garden” and “The Old Rugged Cross” with Wayne Jackson as soloist and Marilyn Jackson as pianist.
Casket bearers were Paul McFarland, Patrick McFarland, Greg Knudson, David Wetzel, Ed Morgan and Brad Shipley.
Interment was in the Corydon Cemetery.
Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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