Nettie Blodgett

Nettie L. Cox Blodgett, 87, of Bennington, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born May 27, 1925, in Switzerland County, the daughter of Charles and Anna Reed Cox. She was raised in Brooksburg and Switzerland County. She was a 1943 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. She was employed in the finishing room at the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for 10 years. She was a member of the Home Church in Brooksburg and the Happy Go Lucky Club. She resided most of her life in Bennington and attended the Bennington United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, antiques, cooking and taking care of her family

She is survived by her husband, Clarence V. Blodgett, whom she married Sept. 29, 1945; one son, Donald Blodgett of Bennington; one grandson; one granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard C. "Rick" Blodgett, who died Feb. 14, 2001; one daughter, JoAnne Blodgett, who died May 28, 2005; her parents; and three brothers, Charles Cox, Edwin Cox & John Cox.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Slawson Cemetery in Bennington.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Slawson Cemetery or Bennington United Methodist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Elsie Brockman

Elsie Mae Brockman, 85, of Worthville, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at her residence.

She was born May 20, 1927, the daughter of Cortice Everett and Melissa Maggie Embry Keith. She spent many years as a seamstress. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbors. She also enjoyed her flowers.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Jerry Brockman; five children, Phyllis Visser of Ogilvie, Minn., Danny Geisler of Louisville, Ky., Dennis Geisler of Worthville, Ky., Richard Geisler of Louisville, Ky. and John Geisler of Port Royal, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Daryl Geisler of Crestwood, Ky.; and her parents.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stoess Funeral Home, 6534 W. Highway 22, Crestwood, Ky. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery in Crestwood, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 8 p.m.

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



Frank Burton Jr.

Frank Burton Jr., 72, of Madison, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was born June 21, 1940, in Bartholomew County, the son of Frank Sr. and Maudie Harmon Burton. He was an Air Force veteran. He retired from Cummins Engine Company. He was a member of the Westport Masonic Lodge 52. He enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by three children, Hector Burton of Commiskey, Omar Burton of Branchville and Tina Grist of Monticello; one brother, Paul Burton of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Margaret B. Hennsley of Columbus, Nellie Sexton of Jennings County and Ula Jean Dugan of Salem; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Glen Burton; his father; his mother, Maudie Harmon Duggin; one brother, James Burton; and one sister, Alta Perdue.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus. Burial will be in Scipio Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Air Force Honor Guard.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service. Westport Masonic Lodge 52 will conduct a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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



Clara Gividen

Clara L. Tucker Gividen, 80, of Bedford, Ky., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born April 23, 1932, in Covington, Ky., the daughter of John E. and Rebecca S. Adkins Tucker. She retired from Ethel Corp. where she was a machinist making bottles and containers for companies such as Avon and Palmolive. After retirement her husband started the Sulphur Bait and Hardware, which they ran together for over 23 years. She later opened the top floor as a restaurant, cooking pizza, several lunch items and later breakfast. After closing the business she worked for McDonalds in LaGrange and Pendleton for more than 10 years. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, crocheting, knitting, oil painting, putting together puzzles, playing cards and working on any kind of crafts. She especially enjoyed feeding squirrels at her granddaughter's home. She also enjoyed cooking and teaching her family how to cook. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was active at the Trimble County Senior Center.

She is survived by two children, Landy Clark of Campbellsburg, Ky. and John Dale Gividen of Florida; four siblings, Alberta Tucker Loudon of Bedford, Ky., Frances Tucker Patterson of Bedford, Ky., Patricia A. Tucker Kitchen of Richton, Miss. and Joseph Tucker of LaGrange, Ky.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Hugh "Possom" Gividen, whom she married July 10, 1948; one daughter, Mary Clarise Gividen; eight siblings, Mary Abbott, Leo Tucker, Della Weekly, Margaret Tucker, Sarah Tucker, John Tucker, Everett "Bud" Tucker and William R. Tucker; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Providence Baptist Church in Campbellsburg, Ky. Burial will be in Sulphur Cemetery in Sulphur, Ky.

Friends may call at the church Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Ransdell Funeral Home in Campbellsburg, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

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



Malcom Harmon

Malcom Shane Harmon, 37, of Carrollton, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the Green Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carrollton, Ky.

He was born Oct. 15, 1975, in Carrollton, Ky., the son of William Malcom "Bill" and Joyce Elaine Burgess Harmon. He was a former factory worker. He was a member of the Ghent Baptist Church in Ghent, Ky.

He is survived by his parents of Carrollton, Ky.; two sisters, Becky Wilson and Shelley Moore, both of Carrollton, Ky.; and one brother, Billy Harmon of Monterey, Ky.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Stevie Meadows.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

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



Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth Wayne Johnson, 47, of Hanover, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Feb. 21, 1965, in Madison, the son of Frank T. and Wanda Burchfield Johnson. He was a cook, working for the Moose Lodge Family Center, Hanover College and the Jewel House. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by two brothers, David Johnson of Madison and Joe Johnson of Hanover; one aunt; two uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Wanda Burchfield Fraley; one brother; and two uncles.

Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery. A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kenneth Wayne Johnson Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Donald Milholland

Donald Franklin Milholland, 80, of Madison, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born July 11, 1932, in Columbus, the son of Ralph Glenn and Gladys Alma Waterman Milholland. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War, last serving Dec. 15, 1955. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the Green Road Baptist Church and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. He was an Indiana University basketball fan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, playing softball and collecting guns and coins. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean McDole Milholland, whom he married Aug. 29, 1959; one daughter, Donalee Susnick of Brownstown; one brother, Philip Milholland of Scipio; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Patty Moore

Patty L. Moore, 73, of Butlerville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Zenas, the daughter of Curtis G. and Helen I. Burgess Ponsler. She was a 1957 graduate of North Vernon High School. She retired in 2000 from the former Lowry's Grocery in Butlerville, after 30 years. She was the librarian at Butlerville School for six years. She retired in January 1990 from the Butlerville Post Office, where she worked for 10 years. She was a member of Otter Creek Baptist Church, where she was a former trustee. She was the caretaker of the Butlerville Cemetery and had served as the secretary/treasurer of the Butlerville Cemetery for more than 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, working outdoors, square dancing, cooking, playing with her grandchildren and her dog.

She is survived by her husband, John K. Moore, whom she married July 21, 1957; two children, Wayne A. Moore and Lisa G. Moore, both of North Vernon; one brother, James D. Ponsler of North Vernon; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Burial will be in Butlerville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Otter Creek Baptist Church, Our Hospice of Jennings County or the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Martha Perry

Martha Louise Taylor Perry, 85, of Madison, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

She was born May 2, 1927, in Carrollton, Ky., the daughter of Charles Taylor and wife. Her mother died when she was a child and she was raised by her aunt. She spent her early life in Carrollton, Ky. and attended Carrollton High School. She had resided in Madison the past 62 years. She was employed for 20 years in the cafeteria of the Madison State Hospital. She retired after 12 years of service with Reliance Electric Company. She was a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church and the Jen-Era-Jeff Order of Eastern Star Lodge 44. She enjoyed watching soap operas.

She is survived by three sons, Jesse Lee Wheeler Perry of Hanover, Leon Perry of Madison and Butch Perry of Lexington; one sister, Lottie Mumphrey of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Charles "Bubby" Taylor Jr.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service. The Jen-Era-Jeff Order of Eastern Star Lodge 44 will conduct a service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dementia Foundation. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

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



Helena Singer

Helena Lou Edith Singer, 79, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Jan. 3, 1934, the daughter of John Raymond McIntyre and Ella Mae Miller. She retired from the Kentucky Children's Home food service. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Middletown, Ky., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1170 Ladies Auxiliary, the Red Hats and Eastwood Senior Citizens.

She is survived by three daughters, Lou Ann McPherson, Waynette McKay and Karen McCormick; one son, Anthony Craig; three stepchildren, Michael, Sandy and Lisa; three sisters, Euline Texas, Barbara Feider of Madison and Sue Craigmyle; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Singer; her father; her mother; and one brother, Raymond "Buddy" McIntyre.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stoess Funeral Home, 6534 W. Highway 22, Crestwood, Ky. Burial will be in Floydsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 8 p.m. today.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church or Middletown, Ky., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1170 Ladies Auxiliary.

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



Gerald Wentworth

Gerald Wayne Wentworth, 74, of North Vernon, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Switzerland County, the son of Ralph and Marie Liter Wentworth. He attended Vevay High School. He worked as a warehouse worker for Swann Sales from 1994 until his retirement in 2007. He also worked in delivery for the Sears Store in Columbus, ComPonX in North Vernon for four years and Dependable Auto Service in North Vernon for several years. He was also a farmer. He was a member of Cross Plains Church of Christ, AARP and the National Rifle Association. He attended the First Christian Church in North Vernon. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hunting and farming.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Dunning Wentworth, whom he married Dec. 11, 1954; three sons, Gary Wentworth and Larry Wentworth, both of Vevay, and Tommy Wentworth of Lafayette, Tenn.; three sisters, Ada Aldred of Vevay, Barbara Voris of Greenwood and Janet Wentworth of Cross Plains; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Timmy Wentworth and Gerald Lee Wentworth; one daughter, Tammy Ann Wentworth; his parents; one brother, Douglas Wentworth; and two sisters, Blanche Willms and Jo Ann Reed.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church of North Vernon. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Cross Plains.

Friends may call at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Christian Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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