Jerry Hodge



Jerry A. Hodge, 63, of Lexington, Indiana, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at his residence in Lexington.

He was born March 3, 1955, in Madison to Weibro and Dorothy (Cooper) Hodge. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1973 where he served until he was honorably discharged Sept. 10, 1974. During the last 32 years, he has worked in construction, primarily at Complete Reconstruction in Austin, Indiana. He also has been a mechanic, heavy machine operator, and a car salesman.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of North Vernon; his daughters: Angel Hodge of Scottsburg, Indiana and April Hodge; his son, Charles Hodge of Austin; his mother, Dorothy Hodge of Lexington; his sister, Honey Hodge of Lexington; his brothers: James Hodge of Deputy, Indiana and Roy Hodge of Crothersville, Indiana; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; his first wife, Teresa (Cravens) Hodge; a daughter, Patricia Hodge; and his brothers: Terry and Wayne Gary Hodge.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison. Interrment will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.

Online condolences may be made at lytlewelty.com

Norma Schoenhoeft

Norma Jean Schoenhoeft, 84, of Vevay, Indiana died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo, Indiana. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, or at www.lytlewelty.com.

Lee Stephen Sr.

Lee Allen “Bird” Stephen, Sr., 55, of Madison died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.

He was born Dec. 19, 1963, in Greensburg, Indiana, to James and Jean Redmon Stephen. He was raised in Ripley County and was a 1981 graduate of South Ripley High School. He attended electrical trade schools to become an electrician. He lived in Atlanta, Georgia, for 28 years and worked in the electrical trade there. He opened his own business in 1995 called Stephen’s Electrical Contractors and operated it until his death. He moved back to Versailles, Indiana, in 2009 and had lived in the Canaan community for the past four years. Bird, as he was known, enjoyed his time with the Buckeye Tree Club, proud to have been baptized in Otter Creek and was a true “Cowboy.” He loved every minute spent horseback riding, 4-wheeling, hunting, being outdoors, being with his grandchildren, his farm and life with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Tamara D. “Tammy” Lyon Stephen of Madison, whom he married Oct. 8, 2016; his parents of Versailles; two sons, Lee Allen Stephen Jr. of Bear Branch, Indiana, and Kenneth James “K.J.” Stephen; one daughter, Kayla Stephen of Atlanta; one stepdaughter, Hannah Adams of Canaan; two brothers, James R. “J.R.” Stephen and Joe Stephen, both of Versailles; 15 grandchildren ; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by two step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church in Canaan. Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church.

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

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Jim Trapp

James Marsh “Jim” Trapp, 86, of Hanover died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 23, 1932, in Oldham County, Kentucky, to Wendell L. Sr. and LaVern Margaret Marsh Trapp. His early life was in Henry and Oldham counties and he was a 1951 graduate of Eminence High School. He worked early in life for Joe Clark, helping with the farm, driving a dump truck and hauling horses. On Oct. 26, 1953, he was inducted into the U.S. Army in Louisville during the Korean War era. He rose to the rank of Specialist Three serving in Special Troop Command. He was honorably discharged Oct. 25, 1955, at Fort Benning, Georgia, receiving the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was in the upholstery industry for more than 50 years, working for several years at New Albany Auto Trim, then at Madison Auto Trim and Cover’s Unlimited. He loved old cars, was very mechanical and enjoyed rebuilding cars. He was a faithful member of First Christian Church of Hanover. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and UK basketball fan. He was excited to learn he had a great-grandson on the way.

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Denise Buxton of Hanover; three sons, Gary Marsh Trapp and William Brent Trapp, both of Madison and Bradley Allen Trapp of Hanover; one brother, Wendell L. Trapp Jr. of Eminence, Kentucky; one sister, Mary Jane Sine of Louisville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen C. James Trapp, whom he married July 14, 1954, and who died Sept. 29, 1995; and his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre — Hanover Chapel. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery on Logan’s Point Drive.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

There will be a flag presentation at the graveside Saturday conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to First Christian Church of Hanover. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Dennis Yocum

Dennis Dale Yocum, 69, of Hanover, Indiana, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Hanover Health and Rehab in Hanover, Indiana.

He was born Jan. 22, 1950, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to William Elmo and Buelah Mae (Clemmons) Yocum.

He is survived by his son, Dennis Yocum of Groveport, Ohio; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Burress of Hanover and Pearl Konkle of Columbus; two brothers: Duke Yocum and and Paul Yocum of Hanover; his life partner, Rebecca Hauck, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Billy, Norman, Kenny, and a sister, Mary Jo.

At his request, there will be no services. A memorial service will be at a later date for immediate family.

Online condolences may be made at lytlewelty.com.