Obituaries - March 29, 2013
Monday, March 31, 2014 5:00 AM
Katheryn Shoots Hodge, 92, of Madison, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hickory Creek of Madison.
She was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Carrollton, Ky., to George Hilliard and Pearl Leach Shoots. She and her family moved to Madison after the 1937 flood. She worked as a housekeeper for the Hillside Inn and the President Madison for several years. She traveled with her husband during his service in the Army before returning to Madison in 1963. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madison. She enjoyed reading the Bible and volunteering in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her niece and caregiver, Donna Turner of Sharpsburg, Ga.; 10 nieces and nephews; and several great nephews, great nieces and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Hodge, whom she married on July 20, 1940, and who died in Sept. 1969; two brothers, Charles Shoots and Granville Shoots; and five sisters, Elizabeth, Hattie, Edna, Blanche and Pauline.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.
Expression of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salvation Army, American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Thomas Howard Quinn, 68, of Madison, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Donald Joseph "Joe" Wathen, 72, of North Vernon, formerly of Harrisburg, Ill., died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 14, 1941, in Harrisburg, Ill., to Joseph L. and Kate Hine Wathen. He was a 1959 graduate of Harrisburg High School in Harrisburg, Ill., and received an associate degree in law enforcement from Southeastern Illinois College. He was in the Air Force from 1961 to 1964, serving on the Honor Guard for President John F. Kennedy on June 25, 1963 in Wiesbaden, Germany. He worked as an equipment operator for the Sahara Coal Company in Harrisburg, Ill., for 25 years and five years as a private investigator for Heartland Security in Southern Illinois. He attended Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett and served as a deacon. He enjoyed fishing, hunting deer and turkey, boating, camping and being outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Rae "Judie" Wasson Wathen, whom he married Dec. 27, 1964; two sons, Brad Wathen of Dupont and Brian Wathen of North Vernon; two brothers, John Wathen and Van Wathen, both of Carrier Mills, Ill.; one sister, Robin Stricklin of Harrisburg, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be at noon Monday at Tea Creek Baptist Church in Lovett. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted graveside by North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021 and the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Friends may call at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and at the church Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Schneck Medical Center Foundation Hospice.
Online condolences can be sent at www.dovesharprudicel.com.