Patricia Breitenbach

Patricia J. Breitenbach, 85, of Madison, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

She was born June 13, 1927, in Madison, the daughter of Charles and Mary Frances Krue Breitenbach. She was the owner and operator of the former Breitenbach Grocery Store on Walnut Street. She was an active member of the Republican Party and was a precinct committee chairperson for several years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. When she was younger, she enjoyed playing softball at Kiwanis Park and fishing. She and her sister used to make wine.

She is survived by one sister, Rosalia "Sally" Brown of Madison; her caregiver, Dolores C. Hellmann of Madison; three nieces; two nephews; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ann L. Breitenbach and Mary M. Breitenbach; and two brothers, Joseph Breitenbach and Richard Breitenbach.

A memorial mass will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contribution cards are available at the church and at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Paul Koerner

Paul E. Koerner, 83, of Madison, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at his residence.

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



Howard Mays

Howard James Mays, 92, of Madison, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of George W. and Loretta Doyle Mays. His family moved to London, Ky. when he was nine years old and he attended school there. He had worked in steel mills in Gary, at the Dupont Company in Louisville, Ky., in the reserves for the Laurel County Sheriff's Department and also held other jobs. He was a master plumber and had owned and operated Mays Plumbing in London, Ky. He worked as a master plumber for B.F. Goodrich in Louisville, Ky. for 22 years. He enjoyed antiques, collecting, farming and raising horses. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, beginning with the New Albany Lodge 39 and now as a member of the Union Lodge 2 F. & A.M. in Madison. He had been a member of the Lions Creek Baptist Church in Pulaski County, Ky. and was most recently a member of Green Road Baptist Church in Madison.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn Lively Powers Mays, whom he married June 1, 1980; three sons, Larry Mays of Corydon, Gary Mays of Georgetown and Kenny Mays of London, Ky.; three daughters, Carolyn Wisman of Floyds Knobs, Wanda Smith of Charlestown and Rita Kakavecos of Morgantown; one step daughter, Mary Sue Whitteker of Bluefield, W.Va.; one adopted son, Gerald Barnes of Madison; one sister, Stella Pruitt of Depauw; one brother, Elijah Mays of Fairfield, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosie Young Mays, whom he married Nov. 21, 1938, and who died Jan. 8, 1980; one son, Russell Mays; one daughter, Evelyn Joyce Mays; his parents; five brothers, Perry Mays, Lawrence Mays, Paul Mays, Raleigh Mays and Jeff Mays; two granddaughters; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Bowling Funeral Home in London, Ky. Burial will be in Brummett Cemetery in East Bernstadt, Ky.

Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the Bowling Funeral Home Monday from noon until the service. Union Lodge 2 F. & A.M. will conduct a special service at 8 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Green Road Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

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



Caroll Rimstidt

Caroll D. Rimstidt, 73, of Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.

He was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Ohio County, the son of Frank P. and Norma C. Housemeyer Rimstidt. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch. He was a 1958 graduate of Rising Sun High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Purdue University School of Agriculture and also received a master's degree in food science from Purdue University. While at Purdue, he was a member of Acacia Fraternity. He worked for several years for the Carnation Company in California, working as part of the team that developed Carnation Instant Breakfast. He returned to this area in the early 1970s. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch.

He is survived by two brothers, Ivan Rimstidt of Madison and Robert F. Rimstidt of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Bear Branch.

Friends may call at the church Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, Mental Health America of Indiana at 1431 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46202, or to the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County 4-H Scholarship Fund.

DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro is in charge of arrangements.



William Sanders

William O. "Bill" Sanders, 72, of Hanover, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

He was born Sept. 29, 1940, in Ripley County, the son of Albert David and Sara E. Miles Sanders. He had resided in Jefferson County since 1948. He was a 1959 graduate of Dupont High School. He worked farming for Robert Ford and Melvin Ford from the age of 12 until he went to work at Cummins Engine Company in May 1959. He worked as a buyer for Rotary Lift for 39 years, retiring in Sept. 1999. He also farmed with his brother-in-law, Harold Whitson for 35 years. He also worked as an auctioneer for 15 years. He enjoyed volunteering at King's Daughters' Hospital for eight years at the front desk and in the gift shop for one year. He also volunteered for one year at Floyd Memorial Hospital and at the Madison Municipal Airport for several years. He enjoyed woodworking, especially making picnic tables. He also enjoyed being on the farm and spending time with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife Janice E. Graves Sanders, whom he married July 21, 1962; one daughter, Stephanie Marksberry of Madison; one son, William Gregory "Greg" Sanders of Madison; one sister, Margaret Thornberry of Lexington, Ky.; two brothers, Leroy Sanders of North Vernon and John Sanders of Franklin; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Leona Kroll and Betty Barnsfather; one half brother; and three half sisters.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 221 Kuntz Road, Hanover. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Cornerstone Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Bradley Shinolt

Bradley " Moose" Douglas Shinolt, 28, of Butlerville, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his residence.

He was born March 2, 1985 in Seymour, the son of Troy Young and Paula Sue Shinolt. He was a 2003 graduate of Jennings County High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus. He was formerly employed as a machinist with the North Vernon Industry Corporation, for homeland security and at Madison Tool and Die. He enjoyed fishing, skateboarding, motorcycles, going to movies, concerts and bonfires with his friends.

He is survived by his mother, Paula Sue Shinolt Wright of Butlerville; his father, Troy Young of North Vernon; one sister, Amanda Abel of Butlerville; one half sister, Nichole Landis of North Vernon; his grandparents, Carl "Doc" and Betty Shinolt of Butlerville, and Pete and Judy Young of North Vernon; his great-grandparents, Geneva Ritchie of Florida and Don Tolbert of North Vernon; and one uncle.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 5 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Smile Train. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Kay Smith

Kay Poling Smith, 72, of Milan, formerly of Fairview, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Ripley Crossing in Milan.

She was born Sept. 4, 1940, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Roy Francis and Naomi A. Bliton Poling. She was raised in Canaan and was a 1958 graduate of Central High School on Ryker's Ridge. She resided most of her life in Switzerland County. She was a former cafeteria secretary for the Switzerland County School Corporation at Switzerland County Elementary School in East Enterprise for 14 years. She was raised in the Jefferson Presbyterian Church in Canaan, baptized in Brushy Fork Baptist Church in Pleasant, and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Belles of Saint Mary's Home Economics Club. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing cards, traveling, reading, writing, gardening and crocheting.

She is survived by one son, Jeff Smith of Oakland City; one daughter, Debra Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Jim Poling of Canaan, Max Poling of Canaan, Joe Poling of Nabb and Doug Poling of Jeffersonville; two grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. "Johnny" Smith, whom she married Sept. 26, 1958, and who died April 1, 2004; one daughter, Patty Jo Buchanan; her parents; three brothers, Donald Poling, Bill Poling and Darrell Richard "Dick" Poling; three sisters, Nyla Jean Harlow, Audrey Baugh and Verna Mae Schwagmeier; and one infant sister.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Switzerland County Emergency Unit or the Alzheimer's Foundation. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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