Jean Cavett

Jean Cavett, 61, of Woodward, Okla., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in the Grace Living Center.

Linda Jean Greenwood Cavett, was born May 11, 1951, in Madison, the daughter of William Ervin and Mabel Lois Stewart Greenwood. She was raised on a farm west of Madison. She was a 1969 graduate of Southwestern High School. She worked as an oilfield pumper, a physical therapy assistant and as a certified nursing assistant. She also worked for the Woodward Pregnancy Center. After her husband's retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family. She was a member of the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, her animals and being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Marla Babb of Woodward, Okla.; two step daughters, Annete Cavett Coppenbarger of Choctaw, Okla., and Ramona Cavett of Oklahoma City, Okla.; her mother, Lois Monroe of Madison; one sister, Debbie Campbell of Madison; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one niece; and several other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Cavett, whom she married June 24, 1989, and who died July 28, 1995; and her father.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church in Woodward, Okla. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward, Okla.

Friends may call at the Billings Funeral Home in Woodward, Okla. today from 5 to 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Woodward Pregnancy Center or the Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Betty Foley

Betty Lowe Foley, 84, of Hanover, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

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



William Jennings

William T.C. "Bill" Jennings, 95, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Madison, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at The Club of Rehabilitation in The Villages, Fla.

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



Richard Jessup

Richard Neal Jessup, 89, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Madison, the son of Herman and Frieda Reul Jessup. He was raised in Madison and was a 1941 graduate of North Madison High School. He served in the Army during World War II. Following the war, he worked for Curtis Wright building aircraft in Columbus, Ohio. He later retired from Rockwell International.

He is survived by three sons, Terry Jessup of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Brian Jessup and Kevin Jessup, both of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Nancy Jessup of Madison; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Jessup; his second wife, Jean Jessup; one son, David Bruce Jessup, who died Jan. 22, 2010; his parents; one brother, Norman Jessup; and one sister, Margie Lee Jessup Rumbly.

The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home in Columbus, Ohio. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, which is in charge of local arrangements.

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



Gerald Peters

Gerald R. "Jerry" Peters, 80, of Osgood, formerly of Madison, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.

He was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Herbert and Ruth Goulding Peters. He was a 1954 graduate of Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. He worked as the advertising manager for The Madison Courier and other newspapers throughout Ohio and Indiana as well as with the Catholic Church publication The Criterion. He was also an independent insurance agent and sold memberships for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, the Ulster Project, and the Knights of Columbus. He was past president of the Jefferson County Easter Seals campaign and volunteered in many local charities including the Jefferson County Boys Club. He was also named a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed his family, playing bridge, and attending auctions and yard sales.

He is survived by three sons, Bryan Peters of Urbana, Ill., Craig Peters of Lumberton, Texas and Michael Peters of Tennessee; two daughters, Teresa Peters Thixton of Pekin and Katherine Taul of Holton; one brother, Daniel Peters of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Donna Yaklevich of Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene "Charley" Bowers Peters, whom he married March 20, 1954, and who died Sept. 17, 2010.

A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be at a later date in Columbus, Ohio.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Special Olympics or the Ulster Project of Madison. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Mary Straub

Mary E. Taylor Straub, 84, of Madison, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

She was born March 13, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Bronce and Florence Powell Taylor. She came to Madison at the age of 15, and was raised by Leonard and Hazel Eades until she married at 18. She retired from King's Daughters' Hospital as a nurse's aide. She previously worked at the Hertz Shoe Store and the Conn Organ Company. She attended Faith Alliance Church. She was a member of Women's Aglow and the New Testament Singers.

She is survived by her husband, Lafie D. Straub, whom she married March 23, 1946; one daughter, Rosie L. Burns of Madison; two sons, Dennis Straub and Michael Straub, both of Madison; one step brother, James McCartt of Cincinnati, Ohio; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Hobart McCartt, who died in 1966; and the couple who helped raise her, Leonard and Hazel Eades.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in Dupont Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Gideon's International. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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