Wanda Ellis

Wanda Louise Gardner Goodpaster Ellis, 70, of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Friday, April 12, 2019, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

She was born March 11, 1949, in Milan, Indiana, to George Gardner and Violet Brison Darnell. She was raised in the Indiana towns of Wilmington and Milan and was a graduate of Aurora High School. She worked for Pri-Pak Inc. in Greendale, Indiana, from 2006 to 2015. She had resided in the Switzerland County community since 1981 and was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. She will be remembered for her love of crocheting, sewing, reading books and taking care of children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Jane Smith of Lawrenceburg, Betty South of Rising Sun, Indian, and Wanda Morton of Patriot, Indiana; two sons, John Goodpaster and Robert Goodpaster of Patriot; two step-daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Smith of East Enterprise, Indiana, and Stacie Moore of Vevay; two sisters, Carolyn Matthews of Cross Plains and Crystal Gonzales of Riverside, California; two brothers, Wayne “Rick” McDaniel of Bowling Green, Missouri, and Thomas Cornett of Indianapolis; four half-sisters and four half-brothers; nine grandchildren; 16-great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a half-brother, Steve Darnell; a half-sister, June Gardner, and a step-grandson.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant, Indiana

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Switzerland Baptist Church or Pleasant Cemetery. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Linda Kessler

Linda Kessler, 77, of Madison, died Saturday, April 13, 2019, at her residence in Madison. Arrangements will be announced by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.

Doris Ligon

Doris M. Coffin Ligon, 91, of Madison died Friday, April 12, 2019, at River Terrace Health Campus.

She was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Jefferson County, Indiana, in the Paper Mill community, to Mark and Golden Webster Coffin. She lived her early life in Trimble County, Kentucky, and graduated in 1945. She lived the rest of her life in Jefferson County. She worked at Muscatutuck State Hospital in Butlerville, Indiana, from 1954 until 1957. She retired from Madison State Hospital after 45 years working as a psychiatric attendant and as a supervisor. She enjoyed flowers, traveling, loved butterflies, going to the beach, being with her family and crocheting. She was raised in Milton Christian Church; later attended Calvary Wesleyan Church, where she taught Sunday school; was a member of North Madison Christian Church and had last attended St. John’s United Church of Christ.

She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Pacevich of Quincey, Florida; two sons, Michael Walters of Madison and David Walters of Hampton, Virginia; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one nephew, Jeff Harrell; six very close cousins; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cecil “Jay” Ligon; one son, John Mark Ligon; her parents; one sister, Jean Harrell; and a grandson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salvation Army. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com



Patricia Love

Patricia A. Duvall Love, 82, of Madison, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.

She was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Bismarck, North Dakota. She was raised in Bismarck and Milwaukee and graduated from high school there. She then received her registered nursing degree from St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, Illinois. She lived in Indianapolis until moving to Madison in 1964. She had last worked for the Hanover Nursing and Rehab Center as a registered nurse. She also had provided private-duty nursing care in the home for several families. She loved to quilt, sew, volunteer, enjoyed crafts, was a devoted letter writer and will be remembered for all the greeting cards she sent to people. She had been very involved in the Welcome Wagon in Madison and helping with the Red Cross. She was a charter member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Madison.

She is survived by two daughters, Jane Love and Katherine Love of Madison; one son, Philip Love of Madison; three grandchildren; a brother, James Duvall of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle Hanson Duvall,; her husband, John William Love, Jr.; and and two brothers, Dick Duvall and Dennis Duvall.

Private interment will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Jean O’Donnell

Jean O’Donnell, 79, of Lexington, Indiana, died Friday, April 12, 2019, at Lake Pointe Village in Scottsburg, Indiana.

She was born Oct. 22, 1939, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to Laverne Storm and Nellie Hilburn Storm. She was a retired nurses assistant for Scott Memorial Hospital and a member of First Christian Church. She loved to crochet and read.

She is survived by one son, Tim O’Donnell of Austin, Indiana; one daughter: Pam Satchwill of Scottsburg; one brother, Dale Storm of Guthrie, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. O’Donnell; her parents; and one sister, Mary Thomas.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday after 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Scott County Young Marines in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at collinsfuneralhome.net



Raymond N. Stanton

Raymond N. Stanton, 90, of Madison, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Feb. 14, l929, in Burr Oak, Kansas, to Frank R. and Ada Neill Stanton. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education at Kansas State University, and a master’s degree in administration at Emporia State Teacher’s College. He was a coach, teacher, and administrator for 40 years in Concordia, Kansas. He was a member of First Christian Church in downtown Madison. He was on the board of directors at St. Joseph Hospital in Concordia, Kansas for 10 years. While in Kansas, he was area supervisor for football and basketball officials. He was a member of the Lions Club for 49 years. He was Professional Practicing Commissioner for Kansas Board of Education. He received the Melvin Jones Honor. Ray enjoyed singing with Fern and the Gang, athletics, and was a huge sports enthusiast.

He is survived by two daughters, Jonnie Friedman of Baltimore, Maryland and Pennie Fleming of Los Angeles, California; one son, Sam Stanton of Ossining, New York; nine grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan A. Hazlett Stanton; and four sisters, Eva McCormick, Geneva Garman, Rada Stanton and Freda Benedict.

A private family ceremony will be in September in Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com