Don Barth

Donald Fred “Don” Barth, 87, of Vevay died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

He was born Sept. 23, 1931, in Cincinnati, to Louis Fred and Leona Carter Barth. He was raised in Cheviot, Ohio, and attended the Taylor High School in Cleves, Ohio. He was drafted into the U.S. Army Jan. 26, 1952, and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class Jan. 29, 1954. He was a butcher all his life since beginning when he was 8. He worked for Kroger’s in Silverton, Ohio, Langen Meats in Batesville, Indiana, and for Humbert’s Meats in Cincinnati. He was a Charter Boat Captain on Lake Erie for 15 years. He was a member of the Local 235 Meat Cutters in Cincinnati, Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay. He had lived in the Vevay community since 2008. He will be remembered for his love of fishing.

He is survived by two sons, Fred Barth of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Lester Barth of Vevay; one brother, Louis Barth Jr. of Lima, Ohio; one sister, Gloria Carter of Cincinnati; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow in Williamsburg Cemetery in Williamsburg, Ohio.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Truth Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Bro. Ron Bruther

Bro. Ronald “Ron” Lee Bruther, 76, of Madison died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

He was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Madison, to George “Fritz” Lee and Nancy Lee Coons Bruther. He lived most of his life in Jefferson County, graduating in 1960 from Hanover High School. He graduated in 1964 from Hanover College with a B.S. in Physical Education. He also went to Louisville Bible College and Lincoln Christian College. He taught physical education at the elementary school in Jeffersonville, Indiana, for three years and also in Lincoln, Illinois, for three years. He was the former owner of the Paint Depot in Madison and had owned and operated Ron Bruther Dry-wall from 1960 until 1994. He was a pastor at heart and exemplified the meaning. He had a true passion to show the love of God and to lead people to Christ. His ministering began at Liberty Christian Church near Madison and then serving as an interim pastor at several churches in Lincoln, Illinois, and pastoring Eminence Christian Church there. He then served at Milton Christian Church for three years in Milton, Kentucky, and then he and his wife, Yvonne lived in Denver, Colorado, where he helped charter and plant churches. He helped to charter the Southeast Christian Church in Denver, which is now one of the largest congregations serving Denver. He served as pastor at Lexington Christian Church in Lexington, Indiana, for 21 years. He was a member and very involved in North Madison Christian Church, where he served as an elder, on the missions team, served home-bound communion and had led a community group for a number of years. His greatest accomplishment and joy were his children, and, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He lived to serve his Lord and Savior, to help others with a smile, a hug, kindness and love. He enjoyed his travels, fishing, socializing, and sharing the love of God to anyone he met.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Gail Todd Bruther of Madison; three daughters, Dana Lynch of Austin, Texas, Stephanie Hootman of Indianapolis, and Missy Hornsby of Hanover; one brother, Kenneth Bruther of Hanover; two sisters, Karen Wilson of Lexington, Indiana and Fritzi Jackson of Milton, Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the North Madison Christian Church — Missions or the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Earl Buchheit

Earl Buchheit, 86, of Hanover died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Carol Coots

Carol Jean Schriefer Coots, 89, of Salem, Indiana, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born Oct. 11, 1929, in Huntingburg, Indiana. She was a graduate of Salem High School and lived most of her life there. She retired after 28 years of service with Dr. Leonard Chasteen, DVM in Salem. She was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church and attended the Red Hatters. She enjoyed being outdoors and watching hummingbirds. In her later years she loved coloring in her books.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Sullivan of Madison, and Lea Ann Sandlin of Anderson, Indiana; and one son, Stephen Coots of Hardinsburg, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Coots, and her mother, Mildred Schriefer Baker.

There will be a private family service at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salem United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Audrey Hertz 

Audrey Juanita Hertz, 91, of Madison, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Baptist Health, LaGrange in LaGrange, Kentucky.

She was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Osgood, Indiana, to William Edward and Clydia Jane McNew Gilland. She was the youngest of eight children. She graduated from Madison High School after attending Osgood Schools through her sophomore year. She was a homemaker and worked at Fiesta Restaurant and Murphy’s Five and Dime. She volunteered for years for the March of Dimes and enjoyed embroidery, collecting angels, Cincinnati Reds baseball, IU Basketball and loved to play cards.

She is survived by three daughters, Connie Welsh of Campbellsburg, Kentucky, Vickie Lohrig of Madison, and Cathy Voit of Marion, Indiana; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis William Hertz; five sisters, Thelma L. “Selma” Chatfield, Dorothy Hosmer, Eva Faye Bare, LaVon Corbin and Doris May Zapp; two brothers, Leadum and Grover Gilland.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

The rosary will be prayed at the funeral home Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions may be made at any of the funeral home locations.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlefuneralhomes.com

Kenny Marshall

John Kenneth “Kenny” Marshall, 99, of Lexington, Indiana, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

He was born March 17, l9l9, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Dempsey and Bertha Graper Marshall. On Oct. 6, 1941, he was inducted into the U. S. Army during World War II. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant, and was a squad leader and heavy mortar gunner, serving in Company H 108th Infantry. He fought in the battles and campaigns in the Southern Philippines, Luzon, Bismarck and Archipelago. He was honorably discharged June 6, l945, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, receiving the Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with Three Bronze Stars, the American Defense Service Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal with One Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a farmer all his life and was also a gunner at Jefferson Proving Ground for 16 years, retiring in l981. He also drove a school bus for Saluda Schools and worked as a grader operator for the Jefferson County Highway Department. He was a member of Lancaster Baptist Church and the Madison VFW Post No. 1969. He loved his farm, enjoyed whittling and watching the birds.

He is survived by three sons, Clarence W. Marshall, Donald R. Marshall and Larry G. Marshall, all of Lexington, Indiana; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Donohue Marshall; his parents; seven brothers, Harold Marshall, Paul Marshall, Les Marshall, Lloyd Marshall, Wayne Marshall, Rodney Marshall, and Vincent Marshall; and six sisters, Vera Coleman, Ruby Holwager, Edna Lockridge, Florence Dolby, Leila Cassidy and Mamie Craddock.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

A final salute will be at the funeral home Friday at 11:30 a.m. with full military honors to follow at the grave site conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lancaster Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

JoAnn Sparkman

JoAnn Banks Sparkman, 84, of Dupont, Indiana, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at her home.

She was born August 30, 1934, in Letcher County, Kentucky near Cromona to Jesse Irvin and Edith Nunnley Banks. She grew up in Chopping Branch Hollow and attended school there. She was raised in the Old Regular Baptist Church and later attended Dupont United Methodist Church. She worked early in life as a nanny and at Craft’s Five and Dime Store in Neon, Kentucky, before moving to Jefferson County in 1953. She worked for several years at Arvin’s in North Vernon, Reliance Electric in Madison and the Cardinal Grill in North Vernon. She was a devoted wife, loving mom, mamaw and gigi. She loved to cook, fish, sew, garden, crochet and make arts and crafts.

She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl Diane Chuckry of Madison; two sons, Phillip Glenn Sparkman of Commiskey, Indiana, and David Wayne Sparkman of Madison; three brothers, Keith Banks, Irvin Banks and Bob Banks, all of McRoberts, Kentucky; four sisters, Ruby Maggard, Sue Hall, Kay Cook and Teresa Wyatt, all of McRoberts, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Sparkman; her parents; two brothers, Ray Lee and Steven Michael Banks; two sisters, Frances Mullins and Reba Nell Banks; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Dupont Volunteer Fire Department or the Dupont Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com