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Obituaries - November 2, 2012
Friday, November 02, 2012 11:00 AM
Marc A. Burke, 40, of Madison, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at his residence.
He was born March 15, 1972, in Madison, the son of Gary L. and Judy A. Lee Burke. He was a press operator at Madison Tool & Die for several years. He was a member of Wirt Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, his dogs and Alabama football. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
He is survived by his father; his companion, Stephanie Edwards of Madison; his mother, Judy A. Lee Parker and her husband, K.C., of Whitehall, Pa.; one sister, Carmen Burke Knotts of Madison; his paternal grandparents, Glenn E. and Alda Elberta Wehner Burke; his maternal grandmother, Luella Lee of Madison; one niece; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Elmer Lee, who died Feb. 2, 1990.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday 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 today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion Honor Guard will conduct a final salute after the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Marc A. Burke Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.
This is the corrected version of an obituary published Thursday to correct the address of the website.
James Edward DeBurger, 86, of Jeffersonville, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.
He was born April 26, 1926, in Madison, the son of Edward and Charlotte DeBurger. He was a resident of Madison from birth to young adulthood. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and was a Methodist minister in young adulthood. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Louisville and a master's and doctorate in sociology from Indiana University. He was a retired University of Louisville sociology professor and served as department chair. He was the author of books about marriage and family, and about criminology. He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Scholarship for his graduate studies. He was a member of the Jeffersonville Post of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Jeffersonville Evening Optimist Club, where he served as president. He also served as the lieutenant governor of Indiana Optimist South District.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Hurst; four children, Charlotte Riley of Augusta, Ga., Stella Bruner of Madison, Mark DeBurger of Jeffersonville and Daniel DeBurger of Clarksville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mabel and Alice; and six brothers, Victor, Charlie, Murrell, Ralph, Gene and Robert.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Legacy Funeral Center in Jeffersonville. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dare to Care or any local food bank. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.legacyindiana.com.
Ann Dawson Gaines, 82, of Madison, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Owenton, Ky., the daughter of Marvin and Frances Hancock Dawson. She was raised in Owen County, Ky., and graduated from Owenton High School in 1948. She moved to Madison in January 1954. She worked in the personnel department at Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp. for 10 years. She later was a self-employed tax accountant for 17 years. She and her husband purchased a farm and enjoyed their years farming. They also owned and operated Gaines Shoe Store in Madison, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Hanover Baptist Church, serving as organist for 15 years, church clerk for 10 years and treasurer for 20 years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, playing the organ and being with her family.
She is survived by one daughter, Debra Horine of Hanover; one son, Mark Gaines of Madison; one sister, June Wood of Paris, Ky.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Gaines, whom she married June 4, 1948, and who died Dec. 8, 2009; one son, Carl Michael Gaines, who died Oct. 17, 1981; and her parents.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hanover Baptist Church, 151 W. Main St., Hanover. Burial will be in Marble Valley Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre and at the church Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hanover Baptist Church. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Betty J. Holt, 79, of Milton, Ky., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Vail-Holt Funeral and Cremation Service.
Anna Marie Farrell Sedam Marsh, 94, of Madison, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Lenora Marie Hall Shepherd, 91, of Hanover, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her residence.
She was born April 15, 1921, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Walter Roy and Hazel Burchfield Hall. She resided her early life in Scott County, moving to Hanover in 1964. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church and the Kent Homemakers Club. She had worked for Morgan Packing Co. in Austin and at Madison State Hospital in food service for nine years. She enjoyed reading, needlework, gardening and camping. She also enjoyed riding around and going places.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Ann Bailey of Hanover and Betsy Eileen Hutchins of Clarksville; one son, Gary Shepherd of Vevay; one brother, Marvin Hall of Seymour; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Shepherd, whom she married Feb. 14, 1940, and who died Jan. 2, 1992; her parents; two brothers, Maurice Hall and Loren Hall; one sister, Florence Louise Hall; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
A graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.
Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to New Prospect Baptist Church or New Bethel Cemetery. Contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Deborah Sue Waters, 52, of Lexington, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at her residence.
She was born July 5, 1960, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of James E. and Sharon R. Lanham Wentworth. She was a computer programmer for Gannett Direct Marketing. She was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship in Charlestown.
She is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Wallace of Charlestown and Heather Wibbels of New Albany; one son, Christopher Waters of Lexington; her mother of Marysville; one brother, Michael Wentworth of Marysville; and one grandson.
She was preceded in death by her father; and one brother, Scott E. Wentworth.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Burial will be in New Market Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.
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