Bonnie Bersch

Bonnie J. Bersch, 75, of Madison died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at her home. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel or online at lytlewelty.com

David J. Dirksen

David J. Dirksen, 77, of Madison, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at the River Terrace Health Campus in downtown Madison. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Connie Goodsell

Constance “Connie” Helen Nichols Goodsell, 100, of Madison died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

She was born July 1, 1918, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to Frank and Leona Emmons Nichols. She was raised in and attended school in New England and Maine area. She was proud of the GED she received in New York. She had worked as an Elevator Operator at the Kodak Company early in life and later as a tabulator for Kodak in Rochester, New York. She moved to Northern Indiana in 1957 with her daughter, Charmane, and lived there until 1986 when she moved to Madison. She was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother who loved reading, playing the piano, cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. She was a faithful member of Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church as long as her health permitted.

She is survived by one daughter, Charmane Willis of Milton, Kentucky; one granddaughter, Brooke Dreyer of Milton; one grandson, Seth Willis of Milton, Kentucky; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Agnes Seifken.

There will be a celebration of life at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church. Burial will be private Friday in Moffett Cemetery in Milton.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m and Friday from 10 a.m until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church or the Gideons or the Life Choice’s Clinic. Cards are available at the funeral homes or the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Eleanor Gray

Eleanor Evans Gray, 91, of Salem, Indiana, formerly of Carmel and Indianapolis, Indiana, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation in Salem.

She was born April 13, 1927, in Brooksburg, Indiana, to James Russel and Marie (Vaughn) Evans. She was raised in the Brooksburg area and was a 1945 graduate of Madison High School. She was a former secretary in the regional office of the VA Hospital in Indianapolis, where she retired in 1981, after several years of service. She was a former travel agent for Passports International for three years. She was an avid fan of the Indianapolis 500. A special thanks and appreciation to her caregivers at Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation who lovingly cared for her for the past several years.

She is survived by her nephew, John David Todd; two nieces, Joan Peters of Frankfort, Kentucky and Brenda Smith of South Carolina; and her great-niece and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Russel and Marie Vaughn Evans; two sisters, Roberta Smith and Rosemary Todd; and two nephews.

There will be graveside services at a later date in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the donor’s favorite charity. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Stan Henry

Stanley Frank “ Stan” Henry, 61, of Lexington, Indiana, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at his home near Kent.

He was born Feb. 22, 1957, in Madison to William Coleman Henry and Patty Jo Wallace Henry Bruno. He was raised in Madison until 1971; he graduated from high school in 1975 in Hazelwood, Missouri. He lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth for 25 years. On March 11, 1978, he married Janet Youngblood, and they had two daughters, Julie Anne and Jennifer Lynn. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force April 25, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri. He had attended the University of Maryland and McKendree College. He rose to the rank of Airman First Class serving at Scott Air Force Base and Andrews Air Force Base. He was honorably discharged March 19, 1978, from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He had worked at the International School Bus Company in Chicago, in loss prevention and facilities management for Ace Hardware and retired in 2008 from Executive Protection where he was a corporate security specialist. He also had worked in the private sector in personal protection. On Feb. 15, 2014, he married Hallie Knox. He loved watching NASCAR, hunting, the Dallas Cowboys, socializing with family and friends. He was a member of First Baptist Church, was sincere in his faith and was, as he said, “Devoted to my God, my country and my family.” He was a patriot at heart and was a devoted member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. He served as chaplain of the Honor Guard, helping to perform military honors for hundreds of deceased veterans. He also enjoyed membership in the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, and, in his spare time, served as a family service adviser at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. He was a poet at heart and had written several poems. He will be missed by his four-legged friend, Jessi. He was diagnosed six weeks ago with mesolthelioma and fought a gallant battle with the disease.

He is survived by his mother of Jacksonville, Florida; his wife, Hallie Knox Henry of Kent; two daughters, Julie Anne Henry of Villa Rica, Georgia, and Jennifer Lynn Whitaker of Mableton, Georgia; one stepson, Parker Knox of Madison; four grandchildren; the mother of his daughters, Janet Youngblood Henry of Villa Rica, Georgia; three sisters, Lisa Grajales and Judy Zeaiter, both of Jacksonville, Florida, and Karen Callis of Port Richey, Florida; four grandchildren; two cousins who are like his brothers, Mike Lichlyter of Hanover and Tim Lichlyter of Madison; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather.

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

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.

A final salute at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Saturday will be conducted by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the United States Air Force Ceremonial Unit with full military honors to follow at the cemetery chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wreath’s Across America Project. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Joyce Herndon

Joyce D. Reynolds Herndon, 83, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Lakeland Regional Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Michael Hertz

Michael Anthony Hertz, 62, of Hanover, formerly of Standford, Kentucky, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at his home.

He was born Oct. 6, 1956, in Madison, to Albert A. and Betty L. Haviland Hertz. He was raised in Hanover, and graduated from Southwestern High School and was raised in the Catholic faith. He was a longtime worker in contract maintenance for power plants operated by Kentucky Utilities and last worked for Day & Zimmerman Construction in Pittsburgh. He returned home to Hanover to be near his family during his illness. He was an absolute fan of Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by two daughters, Cyndi Fielland of Naples, Florida, and Amanda Hertz of Wilmington, North Carolina; five sisters, Linda Wakefield, Theresa Kleopfer and Mary M. Hertz, all of Madison, Pat Brown of Brooksburg, Indiana, and Joyce Terrell of Hanover; two brothers, Bernard Hertz of Madison and Thomas Hertz of Hanover; one granddaughter, and several aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joey Hertz; his parents; one brother, John Paul Hertz; and two nephews.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Hebron Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Mike Hertz Remembrance Fund or Phi Beta Cancer Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent online at morgan-nay.com

Kathy Jowett

Kathy Ann Kolb Smith Jowett, 63, of Lebanon, Ohio, formerly of Madison and Hanover, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was born August 2, 1955, in Evansville, Indiana, to Ralph Edward and Doris Ann Phelps Kolb. She spent her life taking care of and serving people as a teacher’s aide at Southwestern Elementary School, a childcare worker at Children of America Daycare and Activities Specialist at Cedarview Nursing Center. She was an avid member of Hanover Baptist Church when she lived in Hanover. She enjoyed spending her time crafting and cooking, with grandchildren, on Sunday drives, at trivia nights and with her two cats, Abby Lou and Baby.

She is survived by her husband, John Christopher Jowett of Lebanon, Ohio, whom she married May 12, 2012; one daughter, Kayla Smith Kukahiko of Princeton, Kentucky; one son, Kyle Smith of Louisville; her stepchildren, David Jowett, Sarah Jowett, Jane Biagtan, and Jennifer Cottini; two sisters: Kimberly Kolb Papenfuss of Louisville and Karen Kolb Curl of Mason, Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Make a Wish Foundation. Contributions may be made at any of the funeral home locations.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Norma Martin

Norma Pauline Beck Martin, 93, of Madison died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at Hickory Creek at Madison.

She was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Marshall, Illinois, to Jacob and Mary

Francis Beck. She was a graduate of Marshall High School. She formerly worked for WORX radio, Hanover College and as a secretary at the former Jefferson Proving Ground. She enjoyed needlework and puzzles.

She is survived by one daughter, Loretta Anderson of Madison; two sons, Michael Martin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Max Martin of New Albany, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. “Bob” Martin, whom she married Jan. 21, 1943, and who died July 23, 2011; her parents; three brothers, Cecil Beck, Bryan Beck and Alan Beck; and two sisters, Wilma McGrath and Irene Thompson.

There will be a committal service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at Indiana Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery with burial to follow.

Visitation will be at the cemetery chapel Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wounded Warriors Project or Lick Branch Baptist Church Building Fund. Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

This is a republication of 12/21/2018 edition to correct date of service to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018.