Donna Hash

Donna Jean Conover Hash, 63, of Lexington, Indiana, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

She was born August 10, 1955, in Madison, to William “Billy Bob” Conover and Wilma Means Conover. She worked for several years as a manager at Long John Silver’s in Madison. She attended Lexington Presbyterian Church. She was a lover of animals and enjoyed shopping. She was a devoted mother and cherished any moment spent with her grandchildren.

She is survived by three sons, John Harlow, Kevin Marshall and Jerry Marshall; four siblings, Carolyn Gibson, Mike Conover, Janice Spillman and Lloyd “Johnny” Conover; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her wife, Sandra Lee Hash; her parents; one sister, Cheryl Conover; and one grandson.

There will be a celebration of life at 6 p.m. Friday at Lexington Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Cremation was chosen at the wishes of the deceased.

There will be a memorial gathering at the church Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Humane Society of Scott County.

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Carl Short

Carl Short, 83, of Deputy, Indiana, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at

John Sykes Sr.

John Robert Sykes Sr., 68, of Madison, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

He was born March 31, 1950, in Russellville, Kentucky, to Virgil Jenkins and Erma Conner and later adopted by James and Mary Jo Vick Sykes. He grew up in the communities of Russellville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee and spent some years in California. The family settled in Hammond, Indiana, in 1966. He worked for 16 years as a machinist with Ortman Fluid Power in Hammond. He also worked as a janitor for the Civic Center for the City of Hammond for 10 years. He and his wife moved to Madison in December 2001. He was a member of Point of Grace Church in Madison. He enjoyed playing chess, reading his Bible, singing, playing pool, fishing, reading, and writing poetry and had a great sense of humor. He was excited about the expected March arrival of another great-grandchild.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lee Burgess Sykes of Madison, whom he married Jan. 9, 1969; four daughters, Mary Guined of Madisonville, Kentucky, Selena Schultz of Tracy, Minnesota, Kathy Sykes and Susan Miskowski, both of Bellville, Illinois; two sons, John R. Sykes Jr. of Valparaiso, Indiana, and James Sykes of Hanover; two brothers, Thomas Conner of Madison and Bobby Jenkins of Tompkinsville, Kentucky; two sisters, Mary Jenkins of Glasgow, Kentucky, and Lisa Lisben of Clarksville, Tennessee; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his biological parents and his adopted parents; two brothers, Larry and David; and two sisters, Linda and Cathy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Point of Grace Family Praise Fellowship in Madison.

Visitation will be at the church Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the John Sykes Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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