Obituaries - November 27, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:00 AM
Eleanor Virginia Malcomb, 84, of Columbus, formerly of Commiskey, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
She was born March 25, 1929, in Perry County, to Ralph and Clara Robbins Cart. She retired after 29 years in the Medical Records Department at Muscatatuck State Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events, participating in Card Club, gardening, homemaking, cooking and following Indiana University basketball.
She is survived by two children, Larry Malcomb of Deputy and Nancy Helt of Columbus; three siblings, Irene Simmons of Paris Crossing, Ronie Cart of Madison and Richard Cart of Deputy; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Ralph O. Cart, Raymond Cart, Howard Cart and John Cart; and her companion, John McAlister.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be in Coffee Creek Christian Cemetery in Paris Crossing.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery Fund and Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Online condolences can be sent at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.
Marcella Sullivan Modisett, 96, of Madison, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at her residence.
She was born June 6, 1917, in Wabash, to Devaine and Mabel Sholty Sullivan. As a child she attended school in Silver Lake and North Manchester, where she graduated high school. She graduated from Manchester College in 1939 and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1943 after studying one year in Bloomington and three years in Indianapolis. She did her internship at Indianapolis City Hospital, her residency at San Francisco Children's Hospital in obstetrics and gynecology and another residency at Cleveland City Hospital. In 1946, after her husband completed his naval duty, the couple started their medical practices in Madison. On Jan. 1, 1950, the Modisetts, Dr. Robert O. Zink, and surgeon Dr. Lewis Jolly formed a partnership that was known as the Madison Clinic, which grew to become one of the largest medical practices in the area. She retired from the practice of medicine in 1984.
She was active in various community groups including serving on the boards of the Kentuckiana Girl Scouts of America, Jefferson County Board of Health, the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County, the Jefferson County Historical Society and Planned Parenthood of Indiana. In recognition of her service to these organizations, she also received a number of awards. In 1979 she was given the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. She was honored during the 2013 Girls Inc. of Jefferson County She Knows Where She's Going luncheon. Also in 2013, the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana presented her with the Tough Cookie Award, which is their highest award given to volunteers. She worked with other community members to create Camp Whippoorwill, a place for Girl Scouts throughout the Kentuckiana area to enjoy the experience of the outdoors. She also was a member of Daffodil Society of Southern Indiana where she won first of show with one of her more than 150 varieties of daffodils that she grew in her yard. For many years she participated in the annual bird count.
She is survived by two daughters, Pat Modisett of Houston, Texas, and Karen Modisett of Madison; two sons, J. Michael Modisett of Lexington and W. Marc Modisett of Waterford, Mich.; two granddaughters; two nephews; and four cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Woollen Modisett, whom she married June 6, 1943, and who died in 1978; her parents; one brother, Harold Demoine Sullivan; and four cousins.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Historical Society Fund, Kentuckiana Girl Scout Fund, Rinda Raines Memorial with the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Terri Linn Ray Spenneberg, 59, of Vevay, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.
She was born May 9, 1954, in Madison, to Vernon Douglas and Elizabeth "Libby" Hankins Ray. She was raised in Vevay and was a 1978 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She was first united in marriage to Greg Brewer in 1971. She was employed for several years with the U.S. Shoe Corp. in Vevay and Ray's Package Store. She was united in marriage Jan. 1, 1978, to James Short. She had worked five jobs at one time. She sold Fuller Brush Products, managed the Free Spirit Band, worked at the Moose Lodge in Osgood, owned Ray's Tavern in Dillsboro and also did private babysitting. She was united in marriage to Evan Wayne Spenneberg on July 16, 1994. She last worked at Richardson Industries in Vevay as a supervisor and owned and operated the Little Hands Baby Clothing and Furniture Store in Vevay. She furthered her education with Ivy Tech Community College, where she had completed several courses in computers. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay and the Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 Auxiliary. She enjoyed her dogs, dancing, music, shopping, computer games and playing Yahtzee.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Spenneberg; two daughters, Brandy Brewer and Jacqueline Elizabeth Jeanette Short-Scudder, both of Vevay; two sons, Gregory Allen Brewer and James Douglas Ray Short, both of Vevay; three stepsons, Evan Wayne Spenneberg Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Brett Spenneberg of Rock Springs, Wyo., and James Evan Austin Spenneberg of Frankfort, Ky.; one stepdaughter, Leslie Ann Spenneberg of Colorado; her mother of Vevay; one brother, Mickey D. Ray of East Enterprise; seven grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; two nieces; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by one stepson; her father, who died in 1998; one sister, Rhonda Lee Ray, who died in 1952; and one brother, Larry Michael Ray, who died in 1953.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service. The Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 Auxiliary will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Kidney Foundation. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.haskellandmorrison.com.