Raymond Anderson

Raymond J. Anderson, 76, of Hanover, Indiana, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at his home.

He was born July 18, 1942, in Butler County, Indiana, the twin son of James W. and Elva Denning Anderson. He lived most his life in the Hanover community and was a 1960 graduate of Southwestern High School. He was first married to Bonnie Liter in 1961, and they had three sons, Thomas, Troy and Terry. He later married Violet Hall Barron, and they added one stepson, Michael Ray Barron and one stepdaughter, Sheila Barron Harnden. He worked with Grote Industries and worked as a foreman, retiring after 20 years of service. He attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Hanover. He dearly loved his dog, Pepper, and he loved to play poker, go to Belterra, tinker in his garage, work with his tools and hang out with his friends, Ronnie Whicker and Dan Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Hall Anderson of Hanover; three sons, Thomas Anderson and Terry Anderson, both of Madison, and Troy Anderson of Oldham County, Kentucky; one stepson, Michael “Mick” Ray Barron of Madison; one stepdaughter, Sheila Barron Harnden of Scottsboro, Alabama; two sisters, Dorothy Baker of Scott County, Indiana, and Patricia LaMaster of Deputy, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Della Ann Creech; and three brothers, Donald, Charles and Ralph E. Anderson (his twin).

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

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital or the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Leona Earl

Leona May Smith Earl, 83, of Hanover died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Indiana.

She was born Oct. 26, 1935, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the daughter of Adrian and Lorena Schafer Smith. She was a 1956 graduate of New Washington High School. She had lived in Jefferson County for more than 35 years. She was a strong believer in God. She enjoyed sewing and doll collecting. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She had worked at Walmart as a greeter and the U.S. Shoe Corp. Earlier in life, she worked as an insurance policy typist for nine years at the Stark’s Building in Louisville. She was a beloved mom and nanny.

She is survived by two sons, Steven Allen Ellis of Hanover and James Adrian Earl of Madison; one sister, Mildred Russon of Bay City, Texas; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marian Pate.

There will be a celebration of life service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of Jennings County or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Vernon Hostetler

Vernon Gene Hostetler, 80, of Nabb, Indiana, died Saturday Dec. 15, 2018, at his home.

He was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Clark County, Indiana, the son of Virgil and Irene Bottorff Hostetler. He was a lifelong farmer.

He is survived by one daughter, Ronda Hostetler of Charlestown, Indiana; two sons, Randy Hostetler and Kelly Hostetler, both of New Washington, Indiana; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Hostetler; and one sister, Lorrane Zehe.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday after 9 a.m. until the service.

The family would like to thank Campbell’s Private Care Home of New Washington for the comfort and care shown toward their dad.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Amedisys Hospice in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Mary Huston

Mary E. Huston, 89, of Madison died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Catherine Yager

Catherine Isabel Nowlin Yager, 97, of Milton, Kentucky, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at Hospice of Southern Kentucky.

She was born March 1, 1921, in Madison, the daughter of Enoch Russell and Ella McIntire Nowlin. At age 16, she attended Western Kentucky State Teachers College. After two years there, she returned home to teach at the one-room Corn Creek School. She taught grades one through eight for only one year. In 1955, with strong encouragement, she returned to teaching, this time at Milton Elementary School for 29 years. On Oct. 31, 1941, she went on a blind date with Alton Yager, whom she later married. While training as a Navy/Marine Corpsman, she followed him until leaving for war in the South Pacific. Upon his return after the war, he met his 18-month-old daughter and bought the adjoining farm to her longtime family farm. She was faithful member of Mt. Byrd Christian Church, where she began playing piano at age 14. She taught a Sunday school class and was involved with the Missionary Ladies Group. She and Alton always opened their home, for meals and overnight visitors. They’re home was lovingly called the “Milton Hilton.”

She is survived by two daughters, Kathie Yager Perkinson of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Ann Marie Yager Powell of Bedford, Kentucky; one brother, Jim Hamilton of Columbus, Indiana; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Dewitt Clinton Nowlin; and one sister, Virginia DeBoe.

There will be a celebration of life at 1 p.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Kentucky. Burial will follow in Moffett Cemetery in Bedford.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mole Ministries, Northwest Haiti Christian Mission or online at nwhcm.org

Online condolences can be sent at ransdellfuneral.com