Kathleen Marie “Kaye” Brindley

Kaye Brindley

Kathleen Marie “Kaye” (Mann) Brindley, age 91, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on August 28, 1922, in Nicholas County, Kentucky, the youngest child of the late, Francis M. & Cathryn Elizabeth (Boone) Mann. Of the six children born, Kaye was the last member of her generation to pass away. Kaye’s mother died in 1925. Kaye was then raised by her older sisters who lived in Kentucky & Indiana. Kaye attended a beautician school in Indianapolis, Indiana & lived in New Augusta (on the edge of Indianapolis,) for 30 years. She then moved to Vevay to start a new life on the Ohio River. Kaye founded the Homestead Realty & later Landmark Realty & Good Earth Realty. Kaye enjoyed collecting, buying & selling antiques. She loved adventure in her life as well as fishing, mushroom hunting, horses, a good laugh, country songs & all her pals in the Vevay Community. Kaye knew almost everyone in the county & was very community minded by helping with the development of Switzerland County as a tourist destination. Kaye appreciated the beautiful Ohio River, the wonderful homes, rich heritage & the people of Switzerland County. She was a member of the Switzerland County Historical Society, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #185 & the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #5396 in Vevay, Indiana. Kaye died at 5:55 am, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.

Kaye will be missed by her daughter: Charlye Kaye Brown of West Alexandria, OH; her granddaughter: Andrea Schell & her husband: Daniel of Fort Thomas, KY; her grandson: Steve Brown & his wife: Katie of San Antonio, TX; her great-grandchildren: Sydnie, Sophie, Ernie, Grace, Andrew & Jack; her very special nephew: Russ Gilliom & his wife: Lois of Churubusco, IN; her great-niece & great-nephew: Erica & Ben & other relatives & friends in the community.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Francis M. & Cathryn Elizabeth (Boone) Mann; her son: Roger Allen “Rocky” Hollingsworth, died April 3, 2014; her 2-brothers & her 3-sisters.

A Memorial Gathering will be held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm , Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Historical Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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11:00 am Annual Classic Cruise-In
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12:00 pm 22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
22nd Annual Metamora Grad School... @ Old School Grounds Shelter House
Sep 5 @ 12:00 pm
This is a casual reunion for anyone who ever attended Metamora Grade School, and an excellent opportunity to reminisce about the good ‘ole days at Metamora School. Take yourself back in time as you visit with some of your former schoolmates. The Metamora School days are remembered by many from this era as days of hardships, yet they also remain as some of their fondest memories of youth. The school has been gone about 36 years now, since about 1979. Please feel welcome to bring your family, old photographs or class pictures, or any old school mementos. All ages are welcome. Attendance in past years has ranged from 25 – 100. This event is very informal and will begin with a pitch-in lunch at noon. Dress appropriately for visiting at the outside, open shelter. Restrooms are available a couple hundred yards away at the State Building. Please bring a covered dish and your own beverage. Let’s keep our memories of the old school alive as long as we’re alive. Call Jim Hunter at 812-350-8253 for more information.

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