Rev. Howard Bell
Rev. Howard V. Bell, 83, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Jewel Place in Madison.
He was born Feb. 2, 1936 in Hanover, Indiana, to John Ezra and Ada Ethel Rowlett Bell. He was a 1954 graduate of Central High School and then earned an Associate Degree in behavioral sciences at Vincennes University. He also completed a Jurisdictional course with the United Methodists and was an ordained pastor. He worked 31 years in retail furniture sales for Lodge Brothers in downtown Madison. He served as a Lay Speaker for several years with West Madison United Methodist Church. After becoming a pastor, he served several parishes in southern Indiana including Monroe City, Kent, Pisgah, Deputy, Shoals, Milroy, Ohio Chapel, Benham and Cross Plains until he retired from ministry. He last served as an associate Pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Madison Jaycees, Madison No. 2 Fire Company, Shoals Lions Club, and was very active in the downtown retail business association. He was also very active in the Council on Aging for Area 13, serving as president in Vincennes and represented Indiana in Washington D.C. in 1995 He enjoyed gardening, traveling, woodworking, music and going to family gatherings.
Survivors include his daughter, Pamela J. Glaspie of Durango, Colorado; his step-daughters, Patricia A. Brown Couch of Muncie, Indiana and Stacey Ann Doty Baker, Erica Jean Adams, Monica Sue Doty Coleman and Tanya Doty King, all of Madison; his step-sons, Allan Michael Doty of Buffalo, New York, and Scott Michael Doty of Madison; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, a step-great-grandson and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward Sloan Bell, Pascal P. Bell, and Woodrow A. Bell; his son, John V. Bell; his wife, Roberta Olga “Toots” Stoner Bell; his late wife, Kimberly Kay Irwin Bell; his step-son, Robert E. Schultz, and his step-granddaughter, Anna Kay Marie Baker.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, with visitation from 5 p.m. until time of services. Interment will be at a later date in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Shirley Bustle
Shirley A. Kinman Bustle, 78, of Canaan, Indiana, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.
She was born Feb, 16, 1941, in Madison, to Roy and Hazel Oatman Kinman. She was of the Christian faith and was raised in Switzerland and Jefferson counties. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and babysitter who enjoyed gardening, being with her grandchildren, cooking and caring for children.
Survivors include her sons, Jerry Chase of Carrollton, Kentucky and Denver Graves of Commiskey, Indiana; her daughters, Kathy Holland and Donna Daulton, both of Canaan and Juanita Bustle Lock of Madison; her brothers, Donald Kinman of Xenia, Ohio, Doug Kinman of Madison and Larry Kinman of Marion, Indiana; her sisters, Jo Puckett of Michigan, Juanita Buchanan of Lafayette, Indiana, Gerri Peelman of Vevay, Indiana and Tootsie Duncan of Washington, Indiana; and 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jeanie Coker; and her husband of 32 years, James B. “Jim” Bustle, in January of 2009.
Private funeral services and visitation will be conducted at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Canaan Cemetery in Canaan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Canaan Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Carroll Gray
Carroll K. Gray, 92, of Lexington, Indiana, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
Claude Schneider
Claude “Geno” Schneider of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
Alfred Wheeles
Alfred “Blake” Wheeles, 26, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana and formerly of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at his residence in Lawrenceburg.
He was born March 16, 1993, in Forsyth County, North Carolina, to Cheryl Lynn Petty Sieglitz-Bond and Jamie Earl Wheeles. He was a 2011 graduate of Switzerland County High School in Vevay and was employed by Amazon in Hebron, Ohio, for four years. He had lived in Lawrenceburg for five years and enjoyed all animals, nature, playing video games, walking at the beach and hanging out with his friends who enjoyed his intelligent sense of humor.
Survivors include his mother of Holly Hill, Florida; his step-father who raised him, Stephen Sieglitz of Vevay; his father, of Clemmons, North Carolina; a brother, Eugene Caudill of Lawrenceburg; a half-sister, Ryan Paige Whitfield of Winston, North Carolina; his step-grandparents, Chris and Carol Sieglitz of Vevay and Floyd and Sundra Whitham of Vevay; and a niece, several aunts and uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jerry and Ann “Marilyn” Petty and Bill and Lumae Whitfield; his aunts, Betsy “LaLa” Petty and Robin Lynn Petty; and a cousin.
No services will be held at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Zoo. Cards are available at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay or online at