John Hoffman Sr.

John F. Hoffman Sr., 83, of Madison, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Madison, to Clarence F. "Bookus" and Lorene A. Geyman Hoffman. He was a 1948 graduate of Madison High School. He served in the Army from 1948 to 1957, rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class. He began a career with Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation as a machinist in 1957, and retired in 1991 as a master machinist in the Maintenance Department. He served as a Scout Master in the Boy Scouts of America and had earned his Eagle Scout. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 734, having earned his Fourth Degree and Prince Assembly. He was a firefighter and had been a member of the No. 2 Fire Department since 1948. He held a lifetime membership in the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter's Association. He was a certified instructor for the State of Indiana. He served as the City of Madison fire chief in Mayor Warren Rucker's administration. He also was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Stacks of Power Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 765 and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He enjoyed volunteering and helping wherever needed.

He is survived by one son, John F. Hoffman Jr. of Madison; three sisters, Marcelene Long of Charlestown, Mary Helen Haines of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ilene Anger of Madison; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Helen Klein Hoffman, who died Dec. 23, 2010; one daughter, Margaret Ann Love, who died Feb. 10, 2005; and his parents.

The funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A fireman's memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The rosary will be said at 7:45 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Knights of Columbus Council 734 will conduct a service from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Jeanie Hughes

Jeanie Avenelle Marquis Hughes, 64, of Hanover, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born June 23, 1950, in Marks, Miss., to Homer Lee Sr. and Mavis Avenelle Rodgers Marquis. She was a 1969 graduate of Lockport High School in Lockport, Ill. She attended Ivy Tech Community College. She was married to Rick Napper earlier in life. She had resided the past 30 years in Jefferson County. She was employed with Grote Industries for more than 20 years as an assembler. She was a member of the Hanover Baptist Church. She enjoyed rehabbing furniture and being a mother and grandmother.

She is survived by one son, Jeffery Moody of Lafayette; one daughter, Twyla Hughes Moon of Madison; her mother of Walls, Miss., two sisters, Connie Fonseca of Walls, Miss., and Anita Marquis of Horn Lake, Miss., one brother, Homer Lee Marquis Jr. of Louisiana; three grandchildren; three step grandchildren; one great-grandaughter; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, who died June 17, 2011; and her grandparents, George and Estelle Griffin Rogers and Hulon and Maggie Marquis.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, Miss. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park in Batesville, Miss.

Friends may call at the Hanover Baptist Church Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. and at the Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, Miss., Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of donations to her grandchildren's education fund. Contributions can be made through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Sammuel Peters

Sammuel R. "Sam" Peters, 72, of Madison, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born July 14, 1942, in Willows, Calif., to Manuel O. and Jessidale Virginia Beck Peters. He served in the Army from Jan. 26, 1966 to Sept. 9, 1976, rising to the rank of Specialist Five during the Vietnam War. He received two Good Conduct medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and several service and campaign awards. While serving in the Army he earned a GED. He was employed as an over-the-road truck driver all of his life. He had worked with May Trucking, retiring in California. He was responsible for delivering livestock, hay and food distribution. He moved from Anderson, Calif. to Madison in 1995. He was raised Catholic. He was a member of the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and had served as a trustee. He also was a member of the Legion Riders and the Patriot Guard. He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing and being with his family. He was also a member of the Asphalt Angels Car Club and enjoyed the many cars he restored and owned.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Rautenhaus Peters, whom he married May 20, 1972; one son, Roy Peters of Milton, Ky.; one daughter, Michaela Bear of Dupont; three brothers, Ernie Peters of Cottonwood, Calif., Chauncey Peters of Red Bluff, Calif., and Nicholas Peters of Cottonwood, Calif.; three sisters, Winnie Meredith of Cottonwood, Calif., and Jessie Stratton and Mary Brazelton, both of Redding, Calif.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Sammuel Peters Jr.; his parents; one brother, Darwin Peters; one sister, Vicki Peters; and one nephew.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will follow at the cemetery chapel with the Legion Riders and Patriot Guard.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Sam Peters Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.



Vickie Wheeler

Vickie Lynn Wheeler, 62, of Scipio, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at her residence.

She was born July 20, 1952, in Seymour, to Charles G. Jr. and Naomi "Pinky" Sullivan Roberts. She graduated from Jennings County High School in 1970. She was employed with the Jennings County School Corporation for seven years as an occupational therapist. She also worked as an OT at Columbus Regional Hospital, Four Seasons Health Campus, Home Health Special Services, Jennings Rehab and Columbus Rehab. She worked to help children reach their potential. She also was the former payroll clerk for Subway. She was a member of Hayden Methodist Church where she was active in children's programs and the God Squad. She served as the church trustee in 2011-2012. She enjoyed being outdoors, hiking, taking walks and campfires.

She is survived by her husband, Shane Wheeler, whom she married Sept. 21, 1991; three sons, Creyton Thomas of Bloomington, and Conner Allen Wheeler and Noah Charles Wheeler, both of Scipio; one daughter, Victoria Ashlee Wheeler of Scipio; her father, Charles G. Roberts Jr. of Russell Springs, Ky.; one sister, Marcie Kapfhammer of Louisville, Ky.; one niece; two nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, including several in the Madison area.

She was preceded in death by her mother and grandparents.

A graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hayden Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lawrence Einhorn Care and Cancer Center at Indiana University for women's non-smokers lung cancer research, the Wheeler Children Scholarship Fund or the Hayden United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.