Betty Bear

Betty Lou Scott Bear, 67, of Madison, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at King's Daughter's Hospital.

Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



Geraldine Bladen

Geraldine Scudder Bladen, 65, of Canaan, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Switzerland County, to Gerald Raymond and Mary Frances McNeely Scudder. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1965 graduate of Vevay High School. She was employed at the U.S. Shoe Factory for a few years. She was also employed as an injection molder for Contour Plastic in Madison for 14 years. She resided since 2002 in the Canaan community and in the Madison community for several years. She enjoyed animals, especially her dog. She also enjoyed watching television and gardening.

She is survived by her companion, Randall Hammons of Canaan; one daughter, Tina Bladen of Muncie; two sons, Brian Bladen and Donnie Bladen, both of Dupont; three brothers, Raymond L. Scudder, Maurice Scudder and Barry Scudder, all of Florence; two sisters, Karen Griffin of Madison and Vanessa Reagan of Milton, Ky.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Daniel Allen "Danny" Bladen, who died Oct. 27, 1994; her father, who died Feb. 27, 1997; her mother, who died Dec. 20, 1993; two brothers, Dennis Wayne Scudder, who died July 29, 1970 and Mark A. Scudder, who died Nov. 13, 1995; one sister, Rita E. Johnson, who died Sept. 19, 2008; one aunt; and one nephew.

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

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation or to Hospice of South Central Indiana. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Janice Buck

Janice Roberta Buck, 71, of Indianapolis, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Indianapolis.

She was born July 25, 1942, in Madison

She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Jo Buck; one brother, Gary Browder; and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Pat" Buck; and two children, Kelly Rae Buck and David Patrick Buck.

A graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Patricks Cemetery.

Friends may call at Family Funeral Care, 5791 Rockville Road, Indianapolis, today from 4 to 8 p.m. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.

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



Mike Ellis

Dalton Michael "Mike" Ellis, 60, of Lexington, died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at his residence.

He was born June 20, 1953, in San Diego, Calif., to Dalton Ellis and Stella LaRue Stroud. He was raised in Lake Isabella, Calif., and graduated from high school there in 1971. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his service he lived in Visalia, Calif. In 2005, the family moved to Indiana. He worked as a dump truck driver for I.K.T. He enjoyed fishing in his pond with his grandchildren, the outdoors, working on his farm, working on his 1957 Ford truck. He also enjoyed painting motorcycles and cars, his specialty was drawing and painting flames. He liked to ride his 1985 Harley Davidson with his friends.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Lockard Ellis, whom he married in 1987; one son, Gabe Henderson; one daughter, Jennifer Ellis; his father, Dalton Ellis and his wife Faye; his mother, Stella LaRue Stroud; one sister, Rose Warren; three stepbrothers, Frank McLaughlan, Jim D'Amico and Vince D'Amico; five grandchildren; and several other relatives.

A celebration of life service is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday at his farm.

Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover is in charge of arrangements.

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



Jose Fajardo

Jose Marvin Fajardo, 20, of Cleveland, N.C., was found dead Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near Madison.

He was born June 23, 1993, in El Salvador, to Francisca Sola and Paulino Fajardo.

Mass of Christian burial will be at noon Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 375 Lumen Christi Lane, Salisbury, N.C. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Lytle Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

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



Clint Scroggins

Clint Robert Scroggins, 34, of Commiskey, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Commiskey.

He was born May 22, 1979, in Madison, to Kathleen Smith and Richard Scroggins. He was a 1998 graduate of Jennings County High School and received his electrical certification degree from Ivy Tech Community College Southeast at Madison in 2011. He owned Scroggins Lawn Service from 2001 to the present. He was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church. He enjoyed landscaping and basketball.

He is survived by his fiancee, Ronda Kopp of Commiskey; one son, Jonathon Kelly of Farmville, Va.; his parents, Dick Scroggins and wife Kathy of Commiskey and Kathy Sizemore and husband Daryl of Madison; three brothers, Kyle Schmalz and Dalton Sizemore, both of Madison, and Blake Scroggins of Commiskey; three sisters, Stacie Mason and Kristan Schmalz, both of Madison, and Richanda Hahn of North Vernon; and his grandparents, Robert E. Smith of Madison, and Bob and Irene Engle of Paris Crossing.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon. Burial will be in the First Marion Baptist Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jennings County High School Basketball Program.

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

This is a corrected version of an obituary published Monday. It adds a surviving son to the provided information.



Sharon Thompson

Sharon Kay Trinkle Thompson, 74, of Madison, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

She was born June 4, 1939, in Orleans, to Cleo Vance and Edith Marie Bundy Trinkle. She was raised near Orleans and was a 1957 graduate of Orleans High School. She moved to Madison in 1964. She worked in food service for many years, retiring as the evening dining room supervisor from the Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Inn. She owned and operated the Thompson Emporium in Madison. She last owned and operated Village Refinisher and Thompson Antiques and Refinishing. She was of the Baptist faith. She served as president of the Jefferson County Extension Homemakers for four years and also served as president of the Jefferson County T.B. Association in the 1960s. She enjoyed her cats and authoring recipe books.

She is survived by one son, Kerry Thompson of Madison; one daughter, Kim Thompson-Howell of Morning View, Ky.; two granddaughters; three stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; and her mother, Edith Marie Bundy Trinkle Elgin.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Historic Madison Inc. or the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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