Jewell Crook

Jewell Whicker Crook, 71, of Deputy, Indiana, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

She was born August 11, 1947, in McKee, Kentucky, to Farris and Ethel York Whicker. Her family moved to Jefferson County in 1952 and she attended school there. She was married in 1965 to Richard Rudolph and they had one daughter, Angeli, and one son, David. She worked for Conn Organ until it closed. She then married Lannie G. Crook in 1975 and they had one son, Damon. She had last worked as a cashier at Pride Supermarket in Hanover. She was a member of Kent Christian Church and enjoyed music, dancing, gardening and being with her grandchildren. She loved her dogs, Bailey and Half Pint. She was an avid UK basketball fan. She enjoyed going to all the senior citizens dances.

She is survived by her companion, David C. Thomas, of Deputy; one daughter, Angeli K. Meadows of Madison; two sons, David Rudolph of Deputy, and Damon Crook of Madison; four brothers, Johnnie Mack Whicker of Lexington, Indiana, Roger Whicker of Kingston, Georgia, Ronnie Whicker and Danny Whicker, both of Hanover; one sister, Sue Armand of Madison; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Rudolph, who died Feb. 16, 1974, her second husband, Lannie G. Crook, who died August 25, 1984, her companion of 13 years, Glen McCarty; her parents; one brother, Charles Wayne Whicker; one niece; one nephew, and one great-niece.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel. Burial will follow in Lick Branch Cemetery in Deputy.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lick Branch Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com



Chris Egerton

Christopher E. “Chris” Egerton, 44, of Madison died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



Ronald Hostetler

Ronald Keith “Hoss” Hostetler, 65, of Hanover died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at his home.

He was born April 26, 1953, in Madison, to Emory Floyd and Laverne Jenkins Hostetler. He lived most his life in the Hanover community. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy Sept. 29, 1971, and rose to the rank of Fireman E-3, serving during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Hancock CVA 19. He was honorably discharged Sept. 26, 1975, at Bainbridge, Maryland, where he received the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He remained in the Reserves until he was discharged Sept. 28, 1977. He married Cynthia K. Burns July 31, 1983, and they had one daughter and one son. He worked for the Laborer’s International Union of AFL-CIO Local 576 from 1984-2005. He had worked for Abel Construction and Sullivan & Cozart Inc. He was raised in the Elizabeth Baptist Church and held membership in Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion, where he maintained several friends. He liked watching sports especially Colts football and Indiana University sports.

He is survived by one son, Kirtley Hostetler of Sanders, Kentucky; one daughter, Kelsey Hostetler of Charleston, South Carolina; the mother of his children, Cynthia K. Burns of Sanders, Kentucky; one sister, Patty Goforth of Jeffersonville, Indiana; two brothers, Larry R. Hostetler of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, and William Ellis Hostetler of New Washington, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, E. Leon Hostetler, who died Sept. 10, 2010.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre - Hanover Chapel. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Disabled American Veterans. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com



Margaret Leathermon

Margaret L. Williams Leathermon, 87, of Madison, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisivlle.

She was born April 9, 1931, in Washington County, Indiana, near Salem, to Herman and Ruth Elizabeth White Williams. She was a 1951 graduate of Salem High School. She worked at Reliance Electric in Madison for 25 years in assembly and retired in 1995. For several years, she was a member of Madison Assembly of God Church and is now a member of North Madison Baptist Church. She enjoyed being a member of the Red Hatters, playing cards and going to the Ross Country Jamboree.

She is survived by two sons, Byron Leathermon of Lexington, Indiana, and Keith Leathermon of Madison, Indiana; two sisters, Maysel Renaker and Evelyn Lloyd, both of Salem, Indiana; two brothers, Loren Williams of Orleans, Indiana, and Edward Williams of Greenwood, Indiana; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, D.H. “Dink” Leathermon, whom she married August 1, 1951, and who died August 23, 2011, her parents; and one son, R. Dale Leathermon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com



Donald Moeller

Donald L. Moeller, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019.

He was born Feb. 1, 1934, in New Palestine, Indiana, to Raymond H. and Wilna Curry Moeller. He was a 1952 graduate of New Palestine High School and continued his education with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Purdue University in 1956. He served two years in the U.S. Army in Germany. He worked 23 years as an FHA appraiser for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and later as a real estate appraiser for local banks including the Ripley County Bank, the Vevay Deposit Bank and the Napoleon State Bank. He was a licensed pilot, an avid reader and a member of Cornerstone Community Fellowship in Madison.

He is survived by his wife. Pauline Hernly, whom he married Nov. 20, 1960; one son Mark Moeller of Fairfax, Virginia; two daughters Marcilynn Moeller Keys of Carmel. and Kathline Moeller Cruz of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Ellen Stillman of Wanamaker, Connie Stamm of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Ina Ray Jones of Bloomington; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Samaritan’s Purse or Life Choices of Madison in care of the funeral home.



Julia O’Neal

Julia R. O’Neal, 94, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Monday, Feb.18, 2019, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.