Thomas Bird

Thomas O. Bird, 79, of Madison, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



Robert McMahan

Robert Irvin “Bob” McMahan, 91, of North Vernon, formerly of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

He was born July 27, 1925, in Madison, to Irvin King and Estella C. Peck McMahan. He resided nearly all of his life and attended school in Jefferson County. He was in the Army from Sept. 17, 1950 to Feb. 5, 1951, serving as a private during the Korean War. He worked for various farmers, on the riverboat and in construction for Lloyd Mason. He retired from the Madison State Hospital in 1990, after 26 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church and the Commiskey Church of God. He enjoyed helping others, traveling and remodeling.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Jenkins Barnes McMahan, whom he married Aug. 26, 2012; one daughter, Jamie Davis of Madison; two step daughters, Sheryl Hawkins and Carol Jean Hadley of North Vernon; one brother, Richard McMahan of Carrollton, Ky.; one granddaughter; seven step grandchildren; one great-grandson; nine step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ramona Richmond McMahan, whom he married Dec. 24, 1960, and who died Oct. 21, 1991; his second wife, Leona C. Monroe Warren McMahan, whom he married June 18, 1993, and who died Feb. 12, 2002; one daughter, Kelley McMahan, who died Dec. 1, 1982; his father,who died Feb. 13, 1960; his mother, who died Aug. 31, 1983; three sisters, Bettie Ruth McMahan, who died June 26, 1931, Mary Jo McMahan, and Jean McMahan Lacewell; and five brothers, Charles McMahan, Fred McMahan, Jim McMahan, Ken McMahan and Thomas Lee McMahan.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Donald Shelton

Donald C. Shelton, 90, of Vevay, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

He was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Memphis, Mo., to John Benjamin and Retta Bills Shelton. He was raised and attended school in Memphis, Mo. He was in the Navy from April 3, 1945 to July 6, 1946, serving during World War II, rising to the rank of Seaman First Class. He was employed with Monsanto Company in Addison, Ohio, retiring in 1989, after 33 years of service. He was a policeman for the City of Rising Sun and worked at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg for several years. He resided in Switzerland County for the past 24 years. He enjoyed golfing.

He is survived by five daughters, Theresa McAdams of Aurora, Nancy Donegan of Vevay, Tina Gutapfel of Sunman, Susan Shelton of Florence, Ky. and Laura Tice of Vevay; three sons, Kenneth Shelton of Vevay, Paul Shelton of Alvin, Texas and Marvin Shelton of Fort Hood, Texas; one brother, James Shelton of Fort Madison, Iowa; one sister, Louise Winn of Lawrenceburg; 26 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Evelyn “Pat” Thompson Shelton, whom he married June 5, 1947, and who died June 4, 2013; three daughters, Louise Covington, Mary Ann Kuntz and infant Linda Mae Shelton; two sons, Donald “Rick” Shelton and infant Tracy Shelton; his parents; six brothers, Francis Shelton, Paul Shelton, Lloyd Shelton, Gerald Shelton, David Shelton and Jack Shelton; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home

A graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6 in Memphis Cemetery in Memphis, Mo.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor’s choice. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Dennis Sigmon

Dennis Lynn “Denny” Sigmon, 64, of near Lake Geneva, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his residence.

He was born March 13, 1952, in Milan, to Robert Edwin and Gladys Mae Hambrick Sigmon. He was a 1970 graduate of Aurora High School. He was a supervisor for Fernald in Harrison, Ohio, for 18 years. He was later employed as a shipping and receiving manager for Multiple Machining Inc. in Dillsboro, for six years. He was employed as an installer for Direct TV for nine years. He resided in Switzerland County most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Lee Murphy Sigmon, whom he married Aug. 7, 2009; two sons, Lonnie Sigmon of Delhi, Ohio and Jesse Sigmon of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Amanda Estell Davis of near Lake Geneva; two sisters, Judy Wallace of Rising Sun and Janie Ammons of Greendale; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Gladys Mae Hambrick Sigmon-Alford; his step-father, Edwin Earl Alford Jr.; and one brother, Robert Michael “Mike” Sigmon.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A luncheon will be held at the residence of Judy and Cecil Wallace, 2928 Bellview Lane, Rising Sun.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dennis Lynn “Denny” Sigmon Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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