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Obituaries - August 13, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 August 2008 00:00

E. IRENE RICHARDSON, 72
WESLEY ASHER, 66
ERVIN L. "POPEYE" MARSHALL, 84
WAYNE WILSON, 78
HELEN MAE HOGGATT, 72
MICHAEL ALEXANDER "ALEX" HOWELL, 2
GALE RAY RIGGS, 50
MARY ELIZABETH ALLEN, 70
LOIS M. CHASTAIN, 88
ELMA GAY CHEATHAM, 76
WAYNE LUCAS, 70
MARY AGNES (HAMILTON) KIRCHGESSNER, 73
GREGORY D. CARWILE, 47
MAXINE MAE FORD, 68
NORMA CAROLYN WRIGHT, 78
BERTHA GAYLE REILLY BIGLAND, 89
SHIRLEY A. ATWOOD, 60
DONALD E. LINCOLN, 68
GOLDA WOODWARD, 88
ERNEST "MICKEY" FARLEY JR., 75
GENE S. PIERCE, M.D., 87
CLARENCE V. "BUD" DONAHUE, 84
ALICE MARIE ROBERTS, 66
JESSE C. FOX, 57
ANNA FRANCIS BOURNE, 93
MICHAEL LEE LOGSDON, 50
OWEN THOMAS BEELER, 68
HARVEY HOWARD, 80
MARGARET ROSE LEAP, 99
JERRY SHIELDS, 62
EDWIN ZWEYDORFF JR., 64
ELWOOD GUY "COWBOY" COPAS, 82
CHARLES LEROY FRIEDLEY, 94
ARTHUR D. "BUD" POTTS JR., 59
DEBRA D. "DEBBIE" HUTCHINSON, 35
RICHARD LEE GRIFFIN, 53
IDA KATHERINE McCOY, 93
U.S. ARMY SPEC. JONATHAN DANIEL "JON" MENKE, 22
MINNIE BACK, 87
HELEN IRENE KELLY MATHENEY, 92
NANCY KAY BELL KILGORE, 62
JAMES E. "JIM" PRATHER, 84
SIDNEY E. McDERMIT, 81
MOUNT E. "MONTY" HIGDON, 81
ELMA GAY CHEATHAM, 76
WANETA ANDERSON, 76
BERNARD A. "BERNIE" WROBLEWSKI, 66
LUCILLE MILLS BARRETT, 73
 
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    E. IRENE RICHARDSON, 72, Salem, died Saturday, August 2, at her residence.
    She was a retired employee of Kimball Office Furniture Salem Division for 22 years, a member of the Conway Community Church, a life resident of Washington County, and a member of the Salem American Legion Auxiliary.
    Survivors include one son, Richard R. Richardson, Scottsburg; three daughters, Rhonda R. Sowder; Connie E. Sowder; and Tommie L. Stewart, all of Salem; one brother, Alvin Lee, Salem; two sisters, Jean Hacker, Pekin and Elsie Sullivan, Salem; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held on Tuesday, August 5, at Conway Community Church with burial at Conway Cemetery. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    WESLEY ASHER, 66, Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, July 30, at the Washington County Hospital.
    He was a member of the Greenville Lodge #416.
    Survivors include his wife, Emma Asher, Fredericksburg; two sons, Marty and Denny Asher; one daughter, Cheri Asher; and two brothers, Vaughn Asher and Mike Preuch.
    Cremation was chosen with Love Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    ERVIN L. “POPEYE” MARSHALL, 84, Salem, died Friday, August 1, at his residence.
    He was a retired Rural Mail Carrier and greeter for JayC Food Store in Salem. He was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem Masonic Lodge #21, New Providence Mason Lodge #237 in Borden, Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis, and Salem Senior Citizens. He was a WWII Air Force Veteran, a member of V.F.W. and American Legion. He was also a member of the Selective Service Board for 20 years and a past Salem
Chapter DeMolay Chapter Dad.
    Survivors include one son, Byran Marshall, Vermal, UT; one daughter, Beth Ann Voyles, Salem; and granddaughter, Courtney Voyles, Salem.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 6, at Weather’s Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.

    WAYNE WILSON, 78, Salem, died Wednesday, August 6, at his residence.
    He was retired from Link Handle Company after 40 years.
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Boling Wilson; two sons, Jimmy Wayne Wilson and Kent Wilson, both of Salem; three daughters, Marceda Burger, Sherry Garloch, and Melissa Sumpter, all of Salem; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Graveside service was held Thursday, August 7, at Peugh Cemetery, with Weathers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    HELEN MAE HOGGATT, 72, Salem, died Wednesday, August 6, in Norton’s Hospital.
    She had been a life resident of Washington County and was a retired owner of the old Farmer’s Produce Company in Salem.
    Survivors include two sons, Greg Hoggatt, Pensacola Beach, FL, and Troy Hoggatt, Salem; one sister, Lois Harris, Bedford; and two brothers, Willis Charles, Palmyra, and Arthur Charles, Melbourne, FL.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

    MICHAEL ALEXANDER “ALEX” HOWELL, 2, Hardinsburg, died Sunday, August 3, at his residence.
    Survivors include his parents, Brent and Kim Howell , Harned, KY; two brothers, Joseph Neil and Daniel Adam Howell; one sister, Jillian LeeAnn; grandparents, Joe and Nancy Howell, Hardinsburg, Neil and Michele Taylor, McDaniels, KY, and Steve and Gelnn Mason, Crestwood, KY; great-grandparents, William and Wilma Wise, Louisville, and Joyce Taylor, Prospect, KY; six uncles, Ryan, Robert and Kyle Taylor, and Scott, Mark and Tyler Howell; and one cousin, Ryleigh Howell.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 6, at Harned United Methodist Church with burial in the Harned Cemetery. Trent-Dowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    GALE RAY RIGGS, 50, Campbellsburg, died Saturday, August 2.
    Services were held Thursday, August 7, at Dawalt Funeral home.

    MARY ELIZABETH ALLEN, 70, Salem, died Monday, August 4.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 6, at Buchanan Funeral Home.

    LOIS M. CHASTAIN, 88, Salem, died Tuesday, August 5, in The Waters of Salem.
    She was a Homemaker, and a member of the Smedley Church of Christ and had been a life resident of Washington County.
    Survivors include one sister, Luella F. Webb, Oolitic.
    Graveside service was held Saturday, August 9, at Old Union Cemetery with Dawalt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2201 West Sudbury Drive Suit C Bloomington, IN 47403.

    ELMA GAY CHEATHAM, 76, Salem, died Monday, August 4.
    Services were held Thursday, August 7, at Collins Funeral Home.

    WAYNE LUCAS, 70, Georgetown, died Saturday, August 2, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a movie projectionist and a charter member of the South Central Indiana Gas Engine and Tractor Club.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Lynn Williams, Georgetown; three sons, Steve Lucas, New Albany; Mark Lucas, Georgetown; and Michael Lucas, New Salisbury; three daughters, Virginia Masiello, Derry, NH; Lisa Livers, Greenville; and Susan Lucas, Pasadena, CA; one sister, Barbara House, Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one nephew.
    Services were held on Tuesday, August 5, at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home with burial in the Martinsburg Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.

    MARY AGNES (HAMILTON) KIRCHGESSNER, 73, New Albany, died Thursday, July 31, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a resident of Providence Retirement Home.
    Survivors include one daughter, Diane Amburn, Floyds Knobs; two sons, Ron Kirchgessner, Indianapolis and Larry Kirchgessner, New Albany; four brothers, Robert Hamilton, Floyds Knobs; Donald Hamilton, Pekin; James Hamilton, Jeffersonville; and Charles Hamilton, PA; four sisters, Theresa Glasgow, New Albany; Dorothy “Susie” Tidwell, Spartanburg, SC; Mildred Schellenberger, Lanesville; and Martha “Dewey” Russ, Louisville, KY; and six grandchildren.
    Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, August 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Generations Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
   
    GREGORY D.  CARWILE, 47, New Salisbury, died Friday, August 1, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a heavy equipment operator and a veteran.
    Survivors include one daughter, Kristin Skeens, Jeffersonville; his mother, Betty Overton, Greenville; girlfriend, Tricia Bergman, New Salisbury; two brothers, Jeff and Doug Carwile, both of Palmyra; his father, Frank Carwile, Greenville; and two step brothers, Billy and Macy Carwile.
    Cremation was chosen and memorial service was held on Sunday, August 3, at his brother’s house in Palmyra. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    MAXINE MAE FORD, 68, Salem, died Sunday, August 3, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired employee of the old Bata Shoe Company and was a member of Canton Christian Church and Homemaker’s Club.
    Survivors include her husband, Leon Ford; one daughter, Teresa Pittman, Pekin; one sister, Jewel Floyd, Salem; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 7, at Weather’s Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

    NORMA CAROLYN WRIGHT, 78, Borden, died Monday, August 4, at Sellersburg Health & Rehab Centre.
    She was a Caretaker for Dr. Boha for 9 years and a former employee of Hospice. She was a member of Daisy Hill United Methodist Church of Borden and a member and past President of the Borden Historical Society.
    Survivors include one sister, Romilda Staser, Borden.
    Services were held Friday, August 8, at Daisy Hill United Methodist Church with burial at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    BERTHA GAYLE REILLY BIGLAND, 89, New Albany, died Wednesday, July 30.
    Survivors include four sons, Norman James Reilly, Corydon; William Reilly, Floyds Knobs; Michael Reilly, Indianapolis; and Stephen Reilly, Floyds Knobs; two daughters, Delores Sanders, Clarksville, and Darlene Conrad, Galena,; one sister Edna Schad, New Albany; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, August 3, at the Kraft Funeral Chapel with burial in New Albany National Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Crusade for Children.

    SHIRLEY A. ATWOOD, 60, Depauw, died Friday, August 1.
    Services were held at Good News Church of English on Monday, August 4 with Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    DONALD E. LINCOLN, 68, Depauw, died Saturday, August 2.
    Services were held on Tuesday, August 5, at North Harrison Baptist Church with Swarens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

    GOLDA WOODWARD, 88, Georgetown, died Tuesday, July 29.
    Services were held Monday, August 4, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home.

    ERNEST “MICKEY” FARLEY JR., 75, Greenville, died Thursday, July 31.
    Services were held Monday, August 4, at Owen Funeral Home.

    GENE S. PIERCE, MD., 87, Floyds Knobs, died Sunday, August 3.
    He practiced medicine for 57 years. He was a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and a member of the Male High School Hall of Fame.
    Survivors include his wife Vicki Pierce; seven sons, Greg Pierce; Michael Pierce; Gene Pierce Jr.;Austin Hunt; Victor Hunt; Chris Hunt; and Bob Wimsatt; six daughters, Kathy Paradise; Melanie Prior; Holly Wimsatt; Lisa Pierce; Annie Hunt; and Marie Hunt; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Patricia RoBards; one niece; Jennifer RoBards; and cousin, John D. Strattan.
    Cremation was chosen without services, with Paul V. Shrader Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Dr. Gene S. Pierce Medical Scholarship Fund through Community Bank in Highlander Point, 701 Highlander Point Drive, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119.

    CLARENCE V. “BUD” DONAHUE, 84, New Albany, died Tuesday, August 5, at his residence.
    He was a charter member of the Saturday Morning Breakfast Club at A Nice Restaurant. He retired from the Kroger Distribution Center in Louisville, KY. He was an Army Veteran of WWII.
    Survivors include two sons, Michael D. Donahue, New Albany and Paul A. Donahue, Clarksville; two daughters, Dottie J. Johnson, Lanesville, and Donna L. Brinkworth, New Albany; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother-in-law, Norman C. Dooley, New Albany.
    Services were held Saturday, August 9, at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home with burial in Graceland Memorial Park.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus Hospice of Southern Indiana.

    ALICE MARIE ROBERTS, 66, Henryville, died Friday, August 1, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired nurse from Maple Manor in Sellersburg.
    Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Roberts, Henryville; one son, Wade Roberts, Henryville; one sister, Brenda Hall, Henryville; one brother, Gary Powers, Columbus; two half sisters, Debbie Coulter, CA and Lavonda Orman, Tell City; and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, August 4, at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service with burial at New Chapel Cemetery in Henryville.

    JESSE C. FOX, 57, Sellersburg, died Friday, August 1, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a former employee of American Standard and a foreman for Eurton Concrete Company.
    Survivors include his wife, Katrina L. Cole Fox; three daughters, Tammy S. Allison Lake, Magnolia, TX; Lori M. Fox, New Albany; and Shannon L. Pavey, Jeffersonville; step-son, David A. Cole, Sellersburg; five sisters, Barbara A. Kirk; Alice F. Durbin; and Wanda G. Bensing, all of New Albany; Doris M. Fox, Jeffersonville; and Melissa “Lisa” Fox, Clarksville; two brothers, Christopher L. Fox, Borden; Teddy E. Fox, New Albany; and five grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 5, in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with burial at Miller Cemetery in Borden.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.

    ANNA FRANCIS BOURNE, 93, New Albany, died at Providence Retirement Home.
    She served as a receptionist to a medical doctor,  a volunteer for many causes, and was a member of St. Michael Parish in Charlestown and of Sacred Heart Parish in Jeffersonville.
    Survivors include her children; Maryknoll Sister, Martha Frances Bourne; James Edward Bourne; Mary Elizabeth Bradley; and Joseph Charles Bourne; daughter-in-law, Pauline; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 5, with Scott Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to the Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0317 or to the Providence Retirement Home.

    MICHAEL LEE LOGSDON, 50, Underwood, died Thursday, July 31, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was an Operating Engineer for Local #181 with Abel Construction in Louisville, KY.
    Survivors include his wife, Faith Kurtz Logsdon; brother, Patrick Logsdon, Otisco; three nephews, Chris Logsdon, Charlestown; Eric Kimmell, Vincennes; and Derek Kurtz, Evansville; and one niece, Laura Logsdon, Otisco.
    Services were held Sunday, August 3, at the Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Wiley’s Chapel Cemetery.

    OWEN THOMAS BEELER, 68, Charlestown, died, Sunday, August 3, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a member of Main Cross Baptist Church and worked for several years at Drury’s Mobile Homes in Clarksville.
    Survivors include his wife, Judy Boling Beeler; son, Thomas Beeler, Charlestwon; several brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren, Damien and Jeremiah Beeler.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 6, at the Grayson Funeral Home.

    HARVEY HOWARD, 80, Charlestown, died Wednesday, July 30.
    Services were held at Grayson Funeral Home on Saturday, August, 3.

    MARGARET ROSE LEAP, 99, Sellersburg, died Thursday, July 31.
    Services were held at Garr Funeral Home on Saturday, August 2.

    JERRY SHIELDS, 62, Sellersburg, died Wednesday, July 30.
    Services were held on Sunday, August 3, at Garr Funeral Home.

    EDWIN ZWEYDORFF JR., 64, Henryville, died Saturday, August 2.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 6, at Sellersburg United Methodist Church.

    ELWOOD GUY “COWBOY” COPAS, 82, New Albany, died Friday, August 1, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired truck driver for the Kroger Company and a U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. He was a member of the Teamsters local #89, VFW Hobart Beach Post #1693, American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post #28, Balloon Society of Kentucky, lifelong member of Hi-Caliber Sports Club, and 50-year Mason with DePauw Lodge #338.
    Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Copas, New Albany; one son, Jerry Copas, Sellersburg; grandson, Spencer Copas; sister Evelyn Parks, Shelbyville, TN; one brother, Nordean Copas, Madison, TN; and many nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 6, at Generations Funeral Home with burial at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
   
    CHARLES LEROY FRIEDLEY, 94, Sellersburg, died Thursday, July 31, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
    He was a retired machine operator for Anaconda Aluminum, a member of the Church of Christ in Portland and Sellersburg and supporter of Portland Christian School.
    Survivors include two daughters, JoAnn Wiese and Clara Brann, both of Jeffersonville; one son, Charles Leroy Friedley Jr., Winter Park, FL; one sister, eight grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, August 4, at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel with burial in Evergreen Mausoleum.
    Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Portland Christian School.

    ARTHUR D. “BUD” POTTS JR., 59, Sellersburg, died Sunday, August 3.
    Services were held Thursday, August 7, at Garr Funeral Home.

    DEBRA D. “DEBBIE” HUTCHINSON, 35, Austin, died on Monday, August 11, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.
    She was born in Lawrence County and was a 1990 graduate of Brownstown High School. She had worked at Seymour Tubing and was a member of Brownstown Christian Church and ABATE.
    Survivors include her husband, Jesse Hutchinson Jr.; a son, Dylan Barger of Austin; a daughter, Deidre Barger of Austin; her parents, James and April Nowling Mobley of Brownstown; a brother, Andy Mobley of Brownstown; and two sisters, Angie Gagner and Holly Pitzer, both of Seymour.
    Calling today (Wednesday) is planned from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown.
    On Thursday, August 14, calling is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Michael Hogg will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Brownstown.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Brownstown Christian Church’s building fund.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.w-wfuneralhome.biz.

    RICHARD LEE GRIFFIN, 53, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, August 9, at his home.
    He had lived in Charlestown for many years and was born in Jeffersonville. He was a truck driver for Southern Aire Trucking Company and a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of God.
    Survivors include a son, Richard Lee Griffin of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Catherine Chapman of Louisville; five step-children; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown is planned from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m.
    Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Clark County.

    IDA KATHERINE McCOY, 93, Scottsburg, died on Monday, August 11.
    A resident of Scott County for most of her life, she was born in Harrison County, Ky., and was a member of the Scottsburg First Christian Church. She retired in 1980 after 33 years of service at the old U.S. Shoe Corporation in Crothersville, where she was a supervisor. During World War II, she helped the home front by working at the old Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown.
    Survivors include two brothers, Roy Lee Stroub of Cynthiana, Ky., and M.C. Stroub of Lexington, Ky.; and a sister, Marjorie M. Stroub of Scottsburg.
    Calling today at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg is planned from 5 to 7 p.m.
    On Thursday, August 14, calling will be observed from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Larry DeWitt will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Heart Association.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.com.

    U.S. ARMY SPEC. JONATHAN DANIEL “JON” MENKE, 22, Madison, died on Monday, August 4, of injuries received while serving his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom in East Baghdad, Iraq.
    He was born in Columbus and graduated in 2005 from Madison High School. He had joined the Indiana National Guard in 2004 and received his basic and advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was stationed in East Baghdad with the 38th Military Police Company, 95th Battalion, 18th Brigade of Danville, In. He had been attending classes at IU-PUI and Ivy Tech and working in retail sales in Indianapolis at the time he was activated in February.
    The soldier was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart along with other medals denoting his outstanding service.
    His survivors include his parents, Daniel and Paula Menke of Madison and Debbie Kay Estes Sizemore of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Matthew Eversole of Madison; two sisters, Kristen Pearson of Columbus and Nichole Menke of Madison; and his grandparents, William and Louise Menke of Carmel, Marvin and Johnnie Lynn of Madison, Dewayne and Joyce Wynn of Hanover and Paul and Edith Thompson of West Chester, Ohio.
    Calling today (Wednesday) is planned at the Madison Consolidated High School gymnasium from 4 to 8 p.m.
    The funeral service will be conducted at the gymnasium at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 14. Governor Mitch Daniels will be among those attending.
    Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison following full military honors conducted by members of the Joint Forces Headquarters Indiana Ceremonial Unit.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison to benefit the Jonathan Daniel Menke Endowment Fund.
     Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

    MINNIE BACK, 87, Austin, died on Monday, August 11, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    She was born in Hazard, Ky., and was a member of Mt. Parion Baptist Church in Austin. She was a retired employee of Morgan Foods Inc.
    Survivors include a sister, Mae Holzworth of Mcdonough, Ga.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin is planned from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Granville Barger will officiate.
    Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.
     Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

    HELEN IRENE KELLY MATHENEY, 92, Madison, died on Saturday, August 9, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
    She was born in Muskingum County, Ohio. She attended business school in Akron, Ohio, and moved with her husband, the late Herbert David “Dave” Matheney to the Kent area in 1954. The couple operated Matheney’s Tree Farm until 1991, and she was also an Avon representative. She was a member of the Hanover Order of Eastern Star Chapter 525, a 15-year member of the Jefferson County 4-H Board, a 4-H leader for many years, a 50-year member of the Duncan Falls Order of Eastern Star, the Jefferson County Homemakers Club for which she was a past president
and a past Homemaker of the Year, Kent United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women for which she had served as president.
    Survivors include a son, Jeffrey L. Matheney of Cummings, Ga.; a daughter, Susan Wagoner of North Vernon; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
    A memorial service by members of Hanover Order of Eastern Star 525 was held on Tuesday evening, August 12, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the funeral home is planned from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Howard V. Bell and the Rev. Vickie Perkins will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Kent United Methodist Church.
     Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com,

    NANCY KAY BELL KILGORE, 62, Madison, died on Friday, August 8, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    A native of Madison, she was a lifelong resident and a homemaker and a member of North Madison Christian Church.
    Survivors include her husband, David Kilgore; two sons, Lee Kilgore of Hanover and Dennis Kilgore of Madison; a daughter, Lisa Kilgore Ward of Madison; three brothers, Mike Bell of Glendale, Ky., David Bell of Madison and Ray Bell of Hanover; a sister, Betty Stackhouse of Dupont; and five grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, August 12, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Bro. Bob Hicks officiated.
    Burial was in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit North Madison Christian Church’s Journey of Faith.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

    JAMES E. “JIM” PRATHER, 84, Deputy, died on Friday, August 8, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    He was born in Garrard County, Ky., and his family moved to Deputy in 1937. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church near Deputy since 1937, where he served as a deacon and on the cemetery committee. He farmed all of his life.
    Survivors include a son, Nathan C. Prather of Deputy; four daughters, Linda Pfander and Gayle Everhart, both of Deputy, Peggy Wehner of Madison and Joy Yager of Dupont; a sister, Fannie Barker of Columbus; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted at Bethany Baptist Church on Monday, August 11. The Rev. Dennis Thomas and Pastor Darrin Wan officiated.
    Burial was in Bethany Cemetery near Deputy.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison to benefit Bethany Cemetery or Hospice of King’s Daughters Hospital.
     Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

    SIDNEY E. McDERMIT, 81, died on Saturday, August 9, at Westminster Nursing Home in Clarksville.
    She was a member of Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church near Leota.
    Survivors include a son, Michael Davisson of Scottsburg; a daughter, Brenda Justice of Charlestown; six grandchildren; and several great-and great-great-grandchildren.
    A private service was conducted.
    Cremation was selected.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website of Garr Funeral Service in Sellersburg at www.gaafuneralservices.com.

    MOUNT E. “MONTY” HIGDON, 81, Louisville, Ky., died on Friday, August 1, at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
    He was a native of Genoa, Il., and a retired photo engraver for the old Standard Gravure Company in Louisville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a Past Master and a 50-year member of Scott Lodge 120 F&AM and a 50-year member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was also a member of Eastside Christian Church in Clarksville.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Lois J. Lucas; a son, Tom Higdon of Los Angeles, Ca.; a daughter, Jana Fortwengler of Louisville; and two grandchildren.
    Calling at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg was observed on Friday, August 8, and a Masonic memorial service was held that evening.
    A private graveside service for the family was conducted on Saturday, August 9, at Scottsburg Cemetery following full military honors. Larry DeWitt officiated.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
    Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

    ELMA GAY CHEATHAM, 76, Salem, died on Monday, August 4, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    A homemaker, she was born in Scottsburg and had been an area resident all her life. She was a member of Mt. Eden Christian Church near Little York.
    Survivors include a son, R. James Cheatham of Salem; three daughters, Ruby L. Gobber of Frankfort, Ky., Shirley A. Peachee of Bedford and Loretta G. Tyler of Salem; a sister, Bonnie Percifield of Commerce, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, August 7, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor James Keaton Jr. officiated.
    Burial was in Mt. Eden Cemetery near Little York.
     Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

    WANETA ANDERSON, 76, Salem, died on Thursday, July 31, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
    She was born in Washington County and was a former nursing aide at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem. Memberships included Salem First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 107 in Scottsburg, of which she was a 50-year member.
    Survivors include two sons, Steve Anderson of Salem and John B. Anderson of Clayton; two daughters, Susan Lloyd of Salem and Linda Lincks of Floyds Knobs; three sisters, Lela Mount and Cleon Manley, both of Scottsburg, and Jane Holstine of New Albany; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, August 2, at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Bob Holler officiated.
    Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

    BERNARD A. “BERNIE” WROBLEWSKI, 66, Scottsburg, died on Friday, August 1.
    A lifelong resident of South Bend, he had lived in Scottsburg for a brief time. He was a graduate of the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and was the former owner of Krace Drugstore in Niles, Mi. He retired in 2006 after 45 years of service which included the University of Notre Dame Sports Medicine Department.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Jane A. Gustafson; two sons, Brian Wroblewski of Salem and Eric Wroblewski of South Bend; three daughters, Cheryl Kroh of Noblesville, Doreen Riba of South Bend and Amanda Brandenburg of Clearwater, Fl.; three stepsons, Dave Gustafson and Douglas Gustafson, both of South Bend, and Dan Gustafson of Granger; a sister, Kathy Ostrom of Granger; and ten grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, August 5, at Kaniewski Funeral Home in South Bend.
    Burial was in Highland Cemetery.
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    LUCILLE MILLS BARRETT, 73, Chandler, Az., died on Monday, July 14, in Chandler.
    She was born in Chavies, Ky., and lived in Scott County for the first 40 years of her life. She moved to Arizona 34 years ago.
    Survivors include four sons, Larry Mills of Phoenix, Az., Jerry Mills of Gilbert, Az., Ken Barrett of Katy, Tx., and Troy Barrett of Yakima, Wa.; a daughter, Amy Mills of Phoenix; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, July 18, at Valley of the Sun Mortuary Chapel in Chandler.
    Burial was in Valley of the Sun Cemetery in Chandler.
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