Obituaries - April 19, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:00 PM
Martha C. Burke Boggs, 94, of Madison, died Monday, April 17, 2017, at her residence.
She was born June 30, 1922 in Clark County, to Emmett S. and Mae King Burke. She resided most of her life in Jefferson County and was a graduate of Saluda High School. She worked early in life for the Charlestown Ammunition Plant and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Smyrna Monroe Presbyterian Church and the Smyrna Homemakers. She enjoyed watching “The Golden Girls” with her grandchildren, and playing euchre with family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Terry Alan Boggs and Ronald D. Boggs, both of Madison; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one niece; and several other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband , Norman William Boggs, who died Sept. 6, 1981; her father; her mother; four sisters, Helen Watkins, Ruth Woodward, Velma Commingore, and Jean Thorpe; and two brothers, Norbert Burke and Wyatt Burke.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Bayless Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the American Diabetes Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Gary Campbell, 71, died April 14, 2017, in Everett, Wash.
He was born Feb. 9, 1946 to Albert and Ann Campbell. He grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison Consolidated High School. He served in the Air Force. He attended Indiana University and Washington State University. He was a draftsman and engineer at Boeing for more than 30 years. He enjoyed cars, especially Shelby Mustangs and hot rods.
He is survived by his former wife, Katherine Campbell; three children, Elizabeth Campbell, Benjamin Campbell and Jonathan Campbell; two siblings, Tommy Campbell and Sharon Merideth; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Everett, Wash.
Carl Neal Cox, 60, of Bedford, Ky., died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his residence.
He was born May 6, 1956, in LaGrange, Ky., to Johnnie H. Cox and Ruth Rogers Evans. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing guitar, hunting, fishing, camping on the creek and making people laugh.
He is survived by four children, Cathy Stephan of Madison, Louella “Gigit” Forrester-Pantoja of Louisville, Ky., Jennifer Noonkester of Bringhurst and Ginger Henderson of Milton, Ky.; his former wife, Mae Grigsby Cox of Madison; seven siblings, Brenda Bright of Frankfort, Ky., John Cox of Carrollton, Ky., Allen Cox of Milton, Ky., Paul Cox of Bedford, Ky., Larry Cox of New Albany, James Cox of Phoenix, Ariz. and Robin Peden of Tompkinsville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-granchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild.
A memorial gathering will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Milton Lions Club with a meal to follow.
The family will accept expressions of sympathy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the club.
Cremation was chosen. Burial will be at a later date in Bedford Cemetery in Bedford, Ky.
Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Donald Eugene “Big Don” Henderson, 69, of near East Enterprise, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 24, 1947, in Nancy, Ky., to Eugene Wesley Henderson and Maxine V. Dye. He was raised in Harrison, Ohio and was a 1965 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School. He attended the University of Cincinnati. He was in the Army from Dec. 9, 1966 to Nov. 27, 1968, serving during the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of Specialist 4th Class. He earned the Good Conduct and Sharpshooter medals, along with several service awards. He was united in marriage to Sally Matson. He was employed for the United States Railroad from 1976 to 1982. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans since 1998. He had resided near East Enterprise since 2001. He enjoyed University of Kentucky basketball, the outdoors, hunting, fishing and his farm.
He is survived by one daughter, Dawn Riggs of Cincinnati, Ohio; one brother, Richard Beckman of Somerset, Ky.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; one nephew; and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Maxine V. Dye Beckman; and his step-father who raised him, Richard “Dick” Beckman.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from noon until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Vevay Post 185 of the American Legion Post Relief Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
Edwin C. “Jack” Lee, 90, of Union Pier, Mich. and Friendship, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel.
Walter Schmidt Jr.
Walter William Schmidt Jr., 68, of Madison, died Saturday, April 15, 2017.
He was born July 5, 1948, in Madison, to Walter Sr. and Gladys Gourley Schmidt. He was an Army veteran. He retired from Madison Chemical after 41 years of service. He was also a woodworker and enjoyed working in the shop with his grandsons.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Patricia Hearne Schmidt; three children, Rick Schmidt, Debbie Jones and Lisa Carver; three siblings, David Schmidt, Patty King and Becky Woods; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Annette Schmidt, George Schmidt, Sue Schmidt and Bob Schmidt; and one grandson.
No services are planned. Cremation was chosen.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Newcomer Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.