Obituaries - April 10, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017 3:00 PM
Jerry L. Burch, 72, of Madison, died Friday, April 7, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Marian Louise Lynch, 95, of Bloomington, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Madison to Charles N. and Louise Rousch Hertz. She retired as a group leader with RCA after 29 years of service. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabelle. She served as a greeter and secretary at St. Charles, and also served as regent and vice regent. She enjoyed gardening, canning and spending time with family.
She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Hollers, Judy Kelley and Charlene Lynch; five siblings, Wilma McKay, Joan Tucker, Anthony Hertz, Joseph Hertz and Mary Ann Bear; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was awaiting the birth of another great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi Lynch; one son, Raymond Lynch; and six siblings, Charles Hertz, Francis Hertz, Albert Hertz, Bernard Hertz, William Hertz and Patricia Hertz.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Bloomington. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory in Bloomington.
Online condolences can be sent at www.allencares.com.
Janet Rae McLemore, 83, of Jeffersonville died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Punta Gorda, Fla.
She was born in Oneida, Ky., to Ray and Audrey Bowling. She was raised in Oneida, Ky. and graduated from Oneida Baptist Institute. She earned a home economics degree from Berea College and a master’s degree in education from Indiana University. She taught at Petroleum High School in Bluffton and later served as a dietitian at Baptist Hospital in Louisville. She then returned to teaching at Borden High School and Jeffersonville High School, both in Indiana. She last served as director of financial aid at Hanover College. She was a member of the Hanover Presbyterian Church. She resided on the Hanover College campus for 40 years before recently moving to Jeffersonville. She enjoyed wintering in Punta Gorda, Fla., traveling, knitting shawls for homebound individuals and quilting for church benefits. She also enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, C. Eugene McLemore, whom she married in 1956; three children, Rebecca Lamberth of Atlanta, Ga., Joanna McLemore of Jeffersonville and Philip McLemore of Moraga, Calif.; two brothers, Eugene Bowling and Paul Bowling; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Daniel Bowling.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hanover Presbyterian Church.
Friends may call at the church Saturday for a light lunch from 12:30 p.m. until the service. A reception will also follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made at the church or through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Ruth M. Kaiser Meyer, 93, of Greensburg, formerly of Madison and Aurora, died Friday, April 7, 2017, at The Waters of Batesville.
She was born May 22, 1923, in Dover to Andrew Charles and Susan Barker Kaiser. She was raised in Dover. She graduated from Guilford High School and later attended secretarial school. She was raised in St. John Catholic Church, which is now All Saints Church. She sold Avon for many years. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Aurora, where she resided for 55 years. She lived in Madison from 1997 to 2013 and was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, raising violets and orchids, reading, raising canaries, knitting, crocheting and sewing. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Greensburg.
She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Ryan of Seabrook Island, S.C., Paula A. Meyer Shaw of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carla Meyer Stillwell of Madison; one son, John A. Meyer of Greensburg; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Meyer, whom she married Feb. 8, 1943, and who died Dec. 7, 1997; two sons, Mark Andrew Meyer, who died Sept. 24, 1987, and James W. Meyer, who died June 20, 2002; her father, who died in 1986; and her mother, who died in 1974.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greensburg. Burial will be in River View Cemetery in Aurora.
Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service. A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of Tuesday’s visitation at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Friends of Shawe and Pope John or the St. Mary Catholic Church Building Fund. Contributions can be made at the church or through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of local arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Saturday. It corrects the location of the church service.
Billy Carlton West, 85, of Florence, died Friday, April 7, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 13, 1931, in Colquitt, Ga., to Willie Carlton and Fanny Hooks West. He was raised in Colquitt, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla. He was in the Navy from July 28, 1950, to May 14, 1954, serving during the Korean War, rising to the rank of machinist’s mate third class. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He earned a G.E.D. and college credit.
He was a former machinist for ITT AC Pump Division in Norwood, Ohio, retiring in 2003 after 10 years of service. He had resided in Switzerland County since 1981. He enjoyed tying flies and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Waynne Leadley West, whom he married May 28, 1954; one son, Marcus Carlton West of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; two grandchildren; and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Christopher Martin West, who died in 2006.
No services are planned at this time.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salvation Army. Contributions can be made through Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.