Obituaries - March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:00 PM
Adelia Mary Louise Honker Cyrus, 87, of Franklin, formerly of Edinburgh, Vevay and Madison, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Homeview in Franklin.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Paul Keach Jr.
Paul Bentley “Skip” Keach Jr., 73, of of Hanover died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 13, 1943, in New Haven, Conn., to Paul Bentley Sr. and Marion Lees Keach. His family moved to Hanover in 1948, and he remained there the rest of his life. He earned his bachelor’ degree from Hanover College and a master’s degree in German from Ball State University in Muncie. He taught German and English at Madison Consolidated High School for 34 years before retiring in 2000. He was known by students as “Herr Keach.” Upon his retirement, he was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Frank O’Bannon. He also worked at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre during his retirement. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Madison Lions Club. He enjoyed spending summers with his wife on Bass Lake near Pentwater, Mich., where he enjoyed reading, fishing, making friends and visiting the local farmers market. He attended United Methodist Church of Ludington, Mich. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and visiting friends at the McDonald’s in Hanover.
He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Keach Underwood of Lexington, Ky.; one brother, Jonathan Lees Keach of Valparaiso; one grandson; and four nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Serena Willis Keach, whom he married Aug. 6, 1967; and his parents.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.
Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and at the church Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service. The Madison Lions Club will conduct a special service at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison Lions Club. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Terry J. Kemp, 67, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel.
John Maderic III
John Stephen Maderic III, 48, of Milton, Ky., died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Jun 22, 1968, in Louisville, Ky., to John Stephen Jr. and Rena Sue Hundley Maderic. He worked at Jewish Hospital for many years. He later worked at the VA Medical Center in Louisville, Ky., where he remained until February 2016. He resided in Louisville, Ky., until 2005, when he moved to Milton, Ky. He enjoyed modifying and racing Mustangs, cooking, gardening, hunting and woodworking. His latest hobby was beekeeping.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Florene Melton Maderic, whom he married in 2005; his mother; two siblings, Teffany Lynn Maderic and Jason Keith Maderic; one niece; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died in 2008.
The funeral will be at noon Friday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Ky. Burial will be in Brookland Cemetery in Shepherdsville, Ky.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences can be sent at www.subfuneralhome.com.
Caroll Longeway Thoke, 91, of Bedford, Ky., died Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
She was born June 25, 1925, in Great Falls, Mont., to Forrest Harry I and Marjorie Elizabeth Slauson Longeway. She was a 1943 graduate of Sullins Academy in Bristol, Va., and a 1948 graduate of the University of Illinois. She was a Century 21 real estate agent and a teacher’s assistant for the 3-year-old program at Covenant Kids Preschool in LaGrange, Ky. She was also the weekday tractor driver on the Thoke Family Farm, giving school groups wagon rides. She also spent many years as a 4-H volunteer. She was a member of the National Audubon Society Annual Bird Count in Barrington, Ill., and the U.S. Pony Club in both Anchorage, Ky., and Barrington, Ill. She recently became a member of the U.S. Trotting Association. She was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church in La Grange, Ky. She enjoyed gardening, hiking on the farm, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a fan of the Trimble County Lady Raiders basketball team.
She is survived by three children, Steve Thoke, Jeff Thoke and Beth Wagner; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert G. Thoke; her parents; and two siblings, Forrest H. Longeway II and Elizabeth Wells.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Covenant United Methodist Church Preschool Program in LaGrange, Ky. or WHAS Crusade for Children.
Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
George Edward Waters, 62, of New Washington died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his residence.
He was born July 29, 1954, in Jefferson County to George W. and Alice Berniece Breedlove Waters. He was raised in Jefferson and Clark counties. He graduated in 1972 from New Washington High School. He was in the Navy from Sept. 9, 1972, to Sept. 9, 1979, serving during the Vietnam era and rising to the rank of radioman second class. He received the Good Conduct Medal. He was employed with Anderson Woodworking Products in Louisville, Ky., for 34 years. He attended Ivy Tech and received a degree in carpentry and cabinetry, and was a Journeyman Carpenter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann McDaniel Waters, whom he married April 23, 1977; one son, Timothy Waters of Elizabeth; one daughter, Chrystal Trosper of Hanover; one brother, David A. Waters of New Washington; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; his mother, Alice Berniece Breedlove Waters Hartman; his stepfather, Charles D. Hartman; one sister, Rosetta D. Waters Henry, who died Oct. 7, 2015; and his grandparents, Sug and Goldie Waters, and Maurice and George Breedlove.
A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Interment will be private in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.