Matthew Briner

Matthew Tyler Briner, 25, of Kent, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

He was born April 7, 1994, in Madison, Indiana, and lovingly raised by his mother Andrea and step-dad Bobby Brawner, along with his maternal grandparents, Russell and Lori Stewart Briner. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 2013 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He most recently had been employed as a team member at the Walmart Distribution Center in Seymour, Indiana. He found enjoyment in video games, skateboards, riding dirt bikes and four wheelers. His greatest joy was spending time with his two sons, Mason Tyler Alexander and Matthias Tucker Alaric.

He is survived by his mother and step-dad, Andrea and Bobby Brawner of Kent; his sons, Mason Tyler Alexander Briner of Kent, Indiana, and Matthias Tucker Alaric Briner of North Vernon, Indiana; his fiancée, Briana M. Spitznogle of North Vernon; his biological father, Allan Dean Albert of Florida; his brother, Bryan “Dougy” Green of Hanover, Indiana; his sister, Aries Danielle Green of Kent, Indiana; his maternal grandparents, Russell and Lori Stewart Briner and Rick L. and Mary A. Benefiel Gray, all of Madison; his paternal grandparents, Walter S. Albert of Seymour, Indiana, Margaret A. “Peg” Brawner of Hanover, and George and Rita Green of Texas; his maternal great-grandmother, Marianna Stewart “Mamaw Tom” of Milton, Kentucky; his uncle who was like a brother, Caleb Briner of Madison, and several other aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Bonnie Sue Phillips Albert; his paternal grandfather, Rick A. Brawner; his great grandparents, Calvin and Eloise Benefiel, Thomas Stewart, Paul and Wilma Phillips, Mildred and Earl Gray, Sylvio and Priscilla Albert, William and Edythe Briner.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison.

Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew Tyler Briner Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences,

Ileta McFarland

Ileta J. McFarland, 63, of Hanover, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center.

She was born May 22, 1956, in Madison, Indiana, to William Spry and Marcella Clarkson Spry Ralston. She was a lifetime resident of the Madison area and worked as a waitress in several local restaurants. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen M. Warren, of Madison; two sisters, Marlene Marek of Madison, and Marsha Boston of Hanover; one grandson; one granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Newton W. McFarland, and one brother, William Preston Spry.

No services will be held. Interment will be at a later date in Springdale Cemetery.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, in Madison is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes or at

Richard Van Wye

Richard L. Van Wye, 86, of Madison, Indiana, died Aug. 25, 2019, at his home.

He was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Dupont, Indiana, to Frank and Florence Lockridge Van Wye. He joined the Army in 1952 and served in Korea until 1955. He retired from Williamson Heater as a welder and was a member of the United Sheetmetal Union, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He also enjoyed attending Faith Covenant Church. He enjoyed fishing when he had time, vegetable gardening, and loved his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Delores Lyle Van Wye of Madison; two sons David Van Wye of Dupont, and Kenneth Van Wye of Hanover, Indiana; one brother, Gary Van Wye of Madison; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Pamela Van Wye Bell; one son, Rick Van Wye; nine sisters, Lucy Smiley, Betty Burris, Mary Callis, Norma Bode, Bonnie Thompson, Myrle Vitale, Helen Burchfield, Carol Irwin, and Maxine Jones, and three brothers, Ronald Van Wye, Frank Van Wye Jr., and Charles Van Wye.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, with interment to follow in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Faith Covenant Church. Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes or