Donald Duncan

Donald W. Duncan, 79, of Madison, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

He was born March 18, 1930, in Toronto, Canada, the son of Walter Cameron and Norma A. Brooker Duncan. He formerly worked for River Valley Resources and Program Development Services. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

He is survived by two daughters, Luise F. Graham of Stirling, N.J., and Valerie A. Casey of Woodbridge, N.J.; one sister, Mitzi Gaynor of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bruce Duncan.

A memorial service will be held in Woodbridge, N.J., at a later date. Cremation was chosen. Burial will be in Woodbridge, N.J.

Vail-Holt Funeral Homes Hilltop Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at

Shirley Harmon

Shirley Ann Harmon, 53, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at her residence.

She was born April 14, 1955, in Hazard, Ky., the daughter of Jeff and Mary Rose Baker Couch. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also worked as a direct service technician at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center.

She is survived by her husband, George Harmon; three sons, Jayson Watts of Hanover, Jeffery Watts of North Vernon and John Watts of Indianapolis; six adopted children, Beth Couch and Morgan Couch, both of North Carolina, Gracie Couch of Scipio, and Julia Coe, Anna Halloway and Cole Bobbett, all of North Vernon; three siblings, Edward Napier of Kentucky, Bobby Napier of Tennessee and Glenna Campbell of Michigan; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Mary Ann Freeman.

A graveside service will be held in Hazard, Ky., at a later date.

Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon was in charge of local arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at

Patricia Sullivan

Patricia Lynn Vargo Sullivan, 69, died Saturday, March 21, 2009.

She enjoyed wildlife, the outdoors and was a teacher at CPS.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel C. Sullivan; four children, Matthew Sullivan, Betsy Sullivan, Chris Sullivan and Greg Sullivan; one sister, Carol Havre; and eight grandchildren, including Cassidy Hearn of Madison.

A celebration of life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Gwen Mooney Funeral Home Reception Center, 4389 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Cincinnati.

This is a corrected version of an obituary published Tuesday. It adds a surviving granddaughter from Madison and removes that she grew up in Madison as provided by the funeral home.