William Chambers

William Ellsworth “Bill” Chambers, 75, of Madison, died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville.

He was born Feb. 1, 1944, in Madison, to Ellsworth J. and Meredith B. Bright Chambers. He graduated in 1962 from Madison Consolidated High School and later attended Indiana University Southeast. He worked early in life at Jefferson Proving Ground in transportation during the Vietnam era and had worked in the accounting department at the Barber Grocery Co. He worked with the Laborer’s Union for 20 years helping to dismantle the three old smokestacks at Indiana Kentucky Electric Corp., where he also helped to install the precipitators and the outside elevator shaft. He served for 20 years as the director of transportation and the buildings and grounds superintendent for the Madison Consolidated School Corp. He was a member of the North Madison Baptist Church and had served as church pianist and church organist and had played for many funerals. He held membership in Union Lodge No. 2 F. & A.M., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Murat Shrine. He served as past patron in 1982 of Order of Eastern Star Madison Chapter No. 530, which is now merged with Hanover Chapter No. 525. He enjoyed working with the City of Madison Police Department and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and served on the Police Merit Board for 10 years and was a former board president. He served eight years on the Madison Zoning and Planning Board. In his spare time, he loved to garden and care for his meticulous yard, go fishing, watch Indiana University and the University of Louisville Cardinals. He was a professional bird dog trainer and like to break horses, especially Tennessee walkers. He took great pride in his home, his Toyota trucks, his appearance and doing his best in his job.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Marlene Scheucher Chambers of Madison; one daughter, Kathleen Ann Dougald of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one son, William “Tom” Thomas Chambers of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Lynn Chambers Taylor; and his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service.

There will be a Masonic service at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Union Lodge No. 2 F. & A.M.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison Police K-9 Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Debbie Jackson

Deborah “Debbie” Gail Jackson, 66, of Madison died Monday, April 1, 2019, at The Waters of Clifty Falls. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Debbie Lyons

Deborah Sue “Debbie” Riley Lyons, 68, formerly of Bethlehem, Kentucky, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at Corydon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 12, 1950, in Madison, to R.V. and Joan Raisor Riley. She was a housewife and worked in over the years in Pleasureville, Kentucky, in various capacities including food service, owning a flower and craft shop and as a teacher’s aide in the Henry County school system. She was a member of Berea Christian Church near Pleasureville. She enjoyed playing the piano, playing bunco and various card games, reading romance novels, arts and crafts, crocheting and cooking.

She is survived by one son, Larry Lynn Lyons of Frankfort, Kentucky; one sister, Tandy Grooms of LaGrange, Kentucky; one brother, Rob Riley of Carrollton, Kentucky; two grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry R. Lyons, and her parents.

Funeral servuces will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kindred Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Glenn Whitaker

Glenn T. “Poss” Whitaker, 92, of Madison, formerly of North Vernon and Dupont, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana.

He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Roxanna, Kentucky, to James J. and Cannie Ison Whitaker. He was inducted into the U.S Army on May 5, 1945, in Huntington, West Virginia, during World War II and rose to the rank of Private First Class serving in the 243rd Port Company. He was honorably discharged Dec. 4, 1946, at Camp Beale, California, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Army Occupation Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He returned home and was a 1947 graduate of Kingdom Come High School and was raised in the Old Regular Baptist Church faith. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 1953 from Morehead State University and a master’s degree from Indiana University in 1963. The Whitaker family settled in Jefferson County near Dupont in 1953 and he later settled in the North Vernon community after completing his schooling. He taught social studies, shop, physical education, and agriculture throughout his career. He began teaching at Crafts-Cully School in Whitesburg, Kentucky, where his sister, Peg, taught as well. After coming to Indiana he began teaching at Hayden School in Jennings County and then Jackson Township School. He retired from South Decatur County High School in Greensburg, Indiana, after a 34-year career in teaching and coaching. He attended and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in North Vernon. He enjoyed coaching basketball for 20 years. He really liked sports and gardening. He attended the Big Creek Old Regular Baptist Church near Dupont.

He is survived by a sister, Renavae “Peg” Adams, of Madison; a brother, Tom Whitaker of Dalton, Georgia; five God-children, whom he thought of as his grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eileen Reitman Whitaker; his parents; five sisters, Chelsea Hogg, Evalee “Auntie” Morris, Kate King, Pauline “Pod” Frazier, Gladys Hogg; seven brothers, Herbert Hoover, Venon, Vernon, Ira, Steve, Arlie, and Jim Whitaker.

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana

Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home.

Prayer vigil will be Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

A final salute will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the Dupont Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to SICA-Southern Indiana Center of the Arts or the Dupont Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Phyllis Wolfschlag

Phyllis Ann Wilson Wolfschlag, 75, of Madison, died Monday, April 1, at Mulberry Health in Mulberry, Indiana.

She was born August 27, 1943, in Madison to Omer L. “Bill” and Helen L. Giltner Wilson. She lived all of her life in Madison and was a 1961 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She attended the Spencerian Business College in Louisville and worked for three years iat Madison State Hospital. After the birth of her children she devoted her life to their care and upbringing and returned to the workforce in 1975 with the Madison Consolidated School system. She retired as secretary to the principal at Madison Junior High School. She was a faithful member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister, singing in the choir and serving in the ladies funeral ministry. She had held memberships in Job’s Daughters, Tri Kappa, the Ladies Auxiliary of Clifty 6 Fire Company and always gave a helping hand where needed, especially to any child. She was an avid Bridge player, enjoyed bowling, was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren. She looked forward to all the family vacations together and international travel with her husband to 13 different countries.

She is survived by her husband, David Michael Wolfschlag of Madison; her son, Mark Wolfschlag of Lafayette, Indiana; her daughter, Julie Wolfschlag Niezer of Noblesville, Indiana; a sister, Judy Monroe of Jeffersonville, Indiana; five grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Wilbur L. Wilson,

Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, 2019, at 12:30 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Saint Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison.

The Rosary will be prayed Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com