Della Hodge

Della Hodge, 79, of Vevay died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Ryan Jett

Ryan Christian Jett, 44, of Odenton, Maryland, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.

He was born March 21, 1974, in Louisville, to Winston David and Betty Jean Jones Jett. He was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1992 graduate of Southwestern High School. He had attended Madison Consolidated High School and had played football and baseball there. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from University of Louisville and master’s degree from Wesleyan University. He attended Kent Christian Church early in his life. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 1, 1992, in Louisville. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant E-6 and was honorably discharged on Feb. 1, 2000, in Stuttgart, Germany. He received the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, European Parachuted Badge (Bronze), British Army Parachutist Wings and Driver’s Badge. He had completed training in Basic Airborne, Heavy Anti Armor Weapons, Primary Leadership Development, Crypt Linquist training, French Language training, and Non Commissioned Officer’s training. During his time of service he served in the 82nd Airborne Special Forces Group. He joined the Army Reserves and was attached to the finance unit at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. During this time he was deployed to Iraq for 15 months during the Surge of “Iraqi Freedom,” and had served in Iraq from 2007-2008. He had resided in Maryland since 2006 and worked in Washington D.C. as a senior contract specialist III for the Veterans Administration. He enjoyed cooking, reading, animals, especially his dogs, being with his children and his family. He was able to check off one thing on his bucket list and traveled to Australia in 2017.

He is survived by his companion, Nicole Davis of Odenton, Maryland; two sons, Brendan Jett and Ethan Jett, both of Bettendorf, Iowa; one daughter, Cami Reynolds of New Albany, Indiana; two stepchildren, Hannah and Kyle Davis of Odenton, Maryland; his mother of Madison; one brother, David Tance Jett of Madison; one sister, Sarah Brown of Hanover, Indiana; four aunts; three uncles; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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

A final salute will be at the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. conducted by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit with full military honors to follow at the cemetery chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Tunnel for Towers or the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Joyce Harsin Norris

Joyce M. Harsin Norris, 78, of Warsaw, Kentucky, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Gallatin Nursing and Rehab Center in Warsaw.

Arrangements are pending with Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Gary Ostrom

Gary Dale Ostrom, 64, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at his home.

He was born June 7, 1954, in Artesia, California, to Robert Griffith and Betty Jean Phillips Ostrom. He worked at Erler’s Industries for five years and he had previously worked for Westport Glass (Alcon) for three years as a machine operator. He was a member of A.B.A.T.E. and played Santa Claus for them for several years. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and hunting. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Cooke Ostrom, whom he married Dec. 10, 1980; one godson, Sam Sampson of Montana; one brother, Donald Ostrom of Lebanon, Oregon; and one sister, Roberta Ostrom of Lebanon, Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald Ostrom; and one sister, Sybil Archer.

In keeping with the family’s wishes cremation is planned. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon were entrusted with the care of these arrangements.