Bonnie Feuerstin

Bonnie O. Feuerstin, 87, of Madison died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or online at lytlewelty.com

Charles Grooms

Charles N. “Poogie” Grooms, 92, of Madison died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at his home.

He was born August 23, 1926, in Akron, Ohio, to Charles Norwood Patrick “Bud” and Anna Laura Eaglin Grooms. He had lived in Madison since the age of three. He was a 1944 graduate of Madison High School and attended Indiana University at Bloomington for one year. He was inducted into the U.S. Army July 17, 1946 in Indianapolis, and rose to the rank of Sergeant during World War II. He served in the 202 Stg Base Depot Company and was honorably discharged Nov. 5, 1947, from Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, California, receiving the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal, Japan. He attended Florida State University. He was a member of Madison Presbyterian Church. He opened “Poogie Groom’s Liquors” in downtown Madison on Main Street and operated it until 1978. He had opened “The Bottle Shop” on the Madison hilltop in April 1974 and operated it until his death. He also worked for Bulova Instrument Co. and was contracted to the U.S. government in ammunition surveillance, working with the Jefferson Proving Ground, Yuma Proving Ground and Hawthorne Ammunition Plant. He held membership in Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion, Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, the Madison Country Club and the Indiana Beverage Association. He enjoyed playing golf, socializing with friends and family, horse racing, visiting the Ohio Riverfront daily, and cocktail hour beginning everyday at 5 p.m. He stated it best when he said, “Keep calm and have a cocktail.”

He is survived by one daughter, Anna Laura Berry of Madison; three sons, Charlie Grooms and Kirk Grooms, both of Madison, and Paul Grooms of Coal Valley, Illinois; eight grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Peddie Grooms; his parents; one sister, Betty Ann Eckert, who died July 22, 2014; and one granddaughter.

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

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., coinciding with his tradition that his cocktail hour start at 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service.

A final salute will be at the funeral home Sunday at 1:30 p.m. conducted by the Honor Guard of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the gravesite.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lide White Boys’ and Girls’ Club or the Madison Riverfront Development Project. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Brenda Molloy

Brenda L. Wilson Molloy, 64, of Madison died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

She was born August 19, 1954 in Seymour, Indiana, to Melvyn Howard and Loretta Margaret Hauersperger Wilson. She was raised in Hayden and went to St. Joseph Catholic Church at four corners. She had lived in Madison for the past 29 years and was a member of North Madison Christian Church. She had worked for Ben Franklin Stores and Walmart. She owned and operated BL Molloy Cleaning Service for 20 years. She loved to watch TV with her grandchildren, go to yard sales and plant flowers in her yard.

She is survived by her companion of 15 years, Monte Rea of Madison; one daughter, Ashley Renecker of Deputy, Indiana; one stepdaughter, Brittany Smith of Clarksville, Tennessee; one brother, Steve Wilson of Uniontown, Indiana; three sisters, Joyce Owings and Rita Shearer, both of Madison, Sharon K. Wilson of Columbus, Indiana; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles Anthony Wilson and Ronnie Lee Wilson.

The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lide White Boy’s and Girls Club. Cards are available at the funeral home.