Robin Hester

Robin Hester, 64, of Cross Plains, Indiana, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Phyllis Mertz

Phyllis J. Mertz, 72, of Milton, Kentucky, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Baptist Health Hospital.

She was born Feb. 5, 1946, in Ghent, Kentucky, to Andrew A. Sr. and Esther Severs McKinney. She lived most of her life in Carroll and Trimble counties. She was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker and mother. She also worked on the farm near Carrollton where she was raised. She enjoyed spending time with and cooking for her family, traveling, music and dancing.

She is survived by four daughters, Kathy Childs and Amanda Gross, both of Milton, Patty Moore and Melissa Mertz, both of Carrollton, Kentucky; one son, Robert McIntyre of Bedford, Kentucky; three brothers, Jerry McKinney and Amos McKinney, both of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Andy Lee McKinney of Owenton, Kentucky; two sisters, Connie Smith of Carrollton, and Wilma Taylor of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin C. Mertz; one son, Richard Wayne McIntyre; her parents; one sister, Juanita Sue Harmon; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, Madison, Indiana. Burial will follow in Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Phyllis Mertz Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Glenn Norris

Glenn H. Norris, 60, of Deputy, Indiana, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

He was born June 13, 1958, in Hammond, Indiana, to S. Ray Norris and Beatrice Kaduk Norris. He attended the St. Patrick’s Chapel, enjoyed all outdoor activities and was an avid camper and fisherman.

He is survived by one son, Ray H. Norris of Deputy; his mother of Lyle, Illinois; two brothers, Garry Norris of Woodridge, Illinois, and Gregg Norris of Calumet City, Illinois; and five nieces and nephews;

He was preceded in death by his father.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Chapel.

Visitation will be at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana, Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Cremation will be entrusted to the funeral home after services.

Online condolences can be sent at collinsfuneralhome.net

Melissa Shifflett

Melissa Lois Shifflett, 48, of Madison and formerly of North Vernon, Indiana, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

She was born June 21, 1970, in Madison, to Larry Davidson and Sue Ellen Aldridge Rhoades. She was the director of nursing for Manderley Health Care Center in Hanover and Osgood for five years and a nurse with Our Hospice of Jennings County. She enjoyed watching Judge Judy, dogs, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons, Bryant Layman and Billy Neal, both of Madison; two daughters, Paige Layman of Indianapolis, and Lakin Neal of Madison; her father of Hanover; one brother, Chris Davidson of Hanover; one sister, Lisa Rhoades of Lebanon; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, William Rhoades.

There will be a celebration of life Saturday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Pavilion Churches through the funeral home.

Dolores Thomas

Dolores L. Goley Thomas, 92, of Madison died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at Hickory Creek of Madison.

She was born July 10, 1926, in Madison, to Alfred L. and Gertrude Ringwald Goley. She was raised in Madison and lived there all her life. She was a 1944 graduate of North Madison High School. On Feb. 8, 1947, she married Marshall Thomas, and they had three daughters. She worked early in life for the Jefferson County Recorder’s Office and then in the cafeteria of Lydia Middleton School in downtown Madison. Her career was to be a bookkeeper and she began working for First National Bank, the First Bank of Madison and retired from Madison Bank & Trust Company after 25 years of service. She loved to sew, crochet, knit, and was gifted at tatting. With her talents in sewing she worked for several years in alterations for Metzger’s Clothing Store in downtown Madison and J.C. Penney. For several years she made wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses for many people. She worked at Weddings and Proms in downtown Madison for several years and made alterations to more than 300 prom dresses a year. She collected bells, miniature clocks and other things. She enjoyed walking with her neighbor of 61 years, Kathryn O’Neal, who will greatly miss her.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane Young of Ashland, Kentucky, Linda Francisco of Brownsburg, Indiana, and LuAnn Wise of Madison; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Donald Vincent Goley, who died July 24, 1942, Edward Alfred Goley, who died Nov. 24, 2004, and Edgar Joe Goley, who died Jan. 25, 2015; and one sister, Virginia Goley Matthews, who died July 12, 2010.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial service at noon Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Clarence Wiseman

Clarence P. Wiseman, 72, of Deputy died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Corydon, to Elmer Lee Wiseman Sr. and Opal Mae Stonecipher Wiseman. He was retired from Keller Manufacturing Company in Corydon, formerly worked at Bornstein Building Company in Louisville, was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was very active in the Boys Scouts of America, where he served as troop leader of Corydon Troop #22, and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by one son, Jeff Wiseman of Madison; one brother, Johnny Wiseman of Guntown, Mississippi; one sister, Wanda Snyder of Corydon; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Pat Wiseman; his parents; and four brothers, Maurice, Kermit, Carl and Elmer Wiseman, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m. until the service.