David Dirksen

David Joseph Dirksen, 77, of Madison died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at River Terrace Health Campus.

He was born Dec. 26, 1940, at the family home in New Weston, Ohio, to Gregory and Elizabeth I. Wilkinson Dirksen. His early life was spent in New Weston and North Star. He was a 1959 graduate of Marion High School in Maria Stein, Ohio. His first job after graduation was working as a mechanic at Willowdell in Ohio. He and his family settled in the Madison, Indiana, community in 1977. He was a mechanic at heart and worked for several mechanics in Ohio and had opened his own business, Dirksen’s Garage in Ohio. He had farmed all his life and loved John Deere tractors. After moving to Madison he served as a mechanic at Dicus Farm Equipment, Russell’s Equipment, Blair Equipment and Anderson’s. He had last worked as a mechanic and bus driver for the Madison Consolidated School System. He served as a private mechanic for others in the community and for the Prince of Peace Schools and Parish. He was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and had served on the parish council. He and his wife, Rosemary, loved square dancing and had been members of the Clifty Swinger’s Dance Club. They also loved playing cards and were members of the local card clubs. He was a fan of Jeff Gordon and of NASCAR racing. He was civic-minded and while living in Ohio he was a volunteer firefighter in North Star. He cared for his wife after a stroke and recovery. He was a dad who enjoyed teaching his kids about the farm and equipment and was a loving grandpa.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Louise Hess Dirksen of Madison; three sons, Doug Dirksen of Dupont, Indiana, Alan J. Dirksen and Timothy Dirksen, both of Madison; one daughter, Arlene Dirksen Semon of Madison; three brothers, Clete Dirksen of New Weston, Ohio, John Dirksen of Portersville, Mississippi, and Michael Dirksen of Greenville, Ohio; one sister, Kathleen Gasson of Versailles, Ohio; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin sisters, Mary Margaret and Mary Ann Dirksen; and three brothers, Ronald James Dirksen, William Dirksen, and Ben Dirksen.

There will be a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 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 Steeple for the People. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Richard Eversole

Richard Eversole, 71, of Sanders, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 in Sanders.

He was born April 4, 1947, in Clay County, Kentucky, the son of Virgil Eversole and Becky Buttery Eversole. He was a farm laborer all his life. He attended Sanders Baptist Church.

He is survived by his sisters, Irene Mertz of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Mae Ritchie of La Grange, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert, Ray, and Sam Eversole; and one sister, Dessie Smith.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent, Kentucky.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 9 a.m until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.

Margaret Wade

Margaret Eleanor Hager Wade, 98, of Madison, formerly of Deputy, Indiana, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison, where she had lived since 2011.

She was born Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 1920, in Frankfort, Kentucky, the seventh child of nine born to Thomas Bell and Cora Mae Hollis Hager. She married Paul Wade in 1939 and they settled in Detroit for several years before moving to Deputy, in the 1960s. In Detroit, she was a homemaker but also worked at Brent General Hospital and the Dime store. She was an active member of Central Free Will Baptist Church in Royal Oak, Michigan. After moving to Indiana, she was an active member of Scaffold Lick Baptist Church in Blocher where she taught Sunday school, worked in the nursery, sang in the choir and was church clerk. She was a member of the church’s Women’s Mission Circle. She was mostly a homemaker but worked at Morgan’s Packing Co. during the pack season and from 1973 until 1980 was a cook at the Deputy Elementary School, a position she dearly loved and where the students dearly loved her kindnesses. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Deputy PTO in the late 1960s and served as its first president. She babysat her four youngest grandchildren.

She is survived by four daughters, Patricia Mae Sheridan of Washington Township, Michigan, Joyce Carole Smith of Madison, Indiana, Debra Lynn Teltow of Deputy, Indiana, and Pamela Sue Sandlin of Scottsburg, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 25-great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Harrison Wade; three sisters, Helen, Sue, and Mary; five brothers, Thurston, Neville, Charles, Tevis and James Hager; and one grandson, Bruce Dale Sheridan.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Scaffold Lick Baptist Church in Blocher. Burial will follow in Scaffold Lick Cemetery in Blocher.

Visitation will be at the church Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gideon’s Memorial Bibles. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at Morgan-may.com