Kenny Darbro

Paul “Kenny” Darbro, 69, of Madison died Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Baptist Health Louisville in Louisville. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Brian Jessup

Brian Keith Jessup, 61, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

He was born Dec. 28, 1956, in Columbus, Ohio, to Richard Jessup and Rita Topp Jessup Griffith. He was raised in Columbus, Ohio, but had many heritage, ancestral, and familial connections to Jefferson County, Indiana. He spent 30 years loving the outdoors of Southwest Colorado, whether he was camping, fishing, hunting or simply sleeping wild and free under the bright stars. He was an accomplished journeyman electrician, was well-liked and an admired member of the community for decades. He was an incredibly well-read man who read every newspaper available to him. He loved literature and found time to devour books as often as he could. He shared his love of meaningful words with his children. Music was a close second in his world. His extensive collection of rock’n’roll instilled a lifelong admiration in anyone close to him. He spent his life loving, giving, reflecting and dreaming. He allowed himself the space to let love in when he could and he gave love every chance he felt the strength to do so. He also took every opportunity to tell a joke, or to be goofy and fun with his girls. At the time of and leading up to his death, he was living in Lexington, Kentucky, with his fiance’ Charlee Heaton, where they enjoyed exploring the outdoors together.

He is survived by three daughters: Lisa Trachbrodt of Littleton, Colorado, RitaAnne Jessup of Berthoud, Colorado, and Kelly Jessup of Durango, Colorado; their mother, Tamara Jessup of Durango, Colorado; two brothers, Kevin Jessup of Columbus, Ohio, and Terry Jessup of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Jean Jessup; and one brother, David Jessup.

He wished to be cremated and for a memorial to be held by his daughters, which will be in Durango in the spring of 2019 as well as a memorial service to be in Columbus, Ohio.

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Cecil VanDiver

Cecil H. VanDiver, 72, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at The Waters of Clifty Falls.

He was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, to Cecil Raymond VanDiver and Ruby Marie Hawkins VanDiver. He had received a bachelor of science degree in communications and industrial technology from Eastern Kentucky University and retired from Kentucky Utilities as a results coordinator. He was one of the original founders of the Christian Academy of Carrollton and had served on the board. He was one of the original founders of the Carroll County Ambulance Service. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a member of New Castle Christian Church and had served as a elder for several years. He had served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Marie VanDiver of Carrollton; one brother, Robert “Bob” Eugene VanDiver of Burgin, Kentucky; and one sister, Betty Jean VanDiver of Burgin.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m Monday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Christian Academy of Carrollton in care of the funeral home.