Geraldine Banta

Geraldine Lock Banta, 86, of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

She was born July 27, 1933 in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Ernie and Dorothy Marcella Roeder Lock. She was raised all over Indiana because her father was a teacher but attended Vevay High School. She was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church, was employed for 23 years by the US Shoe Factory in Vevay until 1974, for one year by the Versailles Extension Office and three years by the Census Bureau and then started farming with her husband. She was a former member of the Moorefield Homemakers Club and served on the Farm Bureau Board for several years. She enjoyed mowing her lawn, crafting and gardening and will be remembered for her raspberry jelly.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Kay Ketenbrink of Rising Sun, Indiana; a sister, Joann Arnett of Rockford, Tennessee; her grandchildren, Andrea Jo Ketenbrink, Heather Thomas and John Ketenbrink; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 59 years, Everett Ray “Dutch” Banta, on April 20, 2008.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Long Run Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online, www.haskellandmorrison.com

James Clifford

James C. “Jimmy” Clifford, 60, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at his home in Bedford.

He was born Feb. 6, 1959 in in Carrollton, Kentucky, to Calvin and Nancy Carder Clifford. He graduated from Trimble County High School in 1977 and resided in Trimble County all of his life. He attended Western Kentucky University for two years and was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on June 9, 1980, in Louisville, and served as a private with Company C, First Battalion, Second Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina before being honorably discharged on July 28, 1981. He had worked as an electrician for more than 20 years with the IBEW Local 369. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison, Indiana, and in his spare time enjoyed fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Lisa Cousins Clifford, of Bedford; step daughters, Samantha Johnston of Prospect, Kentucky and Katie Sparkman of Bedford; his sister, Elma Sue Craig of Milton, Kentucky; grandchildren Isabella Johnston and Toby Bright; and his nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and half brother, Dennis Davis, in 1978.

He chose cremation with no public services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Dorothy Jones

Dorothy “Dot” Jones, 92, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at River Terrace Health Campus in downtown Madison.

She was born in Wabash, Indiana, Nov. 26, 1927, to Maynard Carver and Edna Hunt Darnall. The family moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana in August of 1928 where her father was a school principal and superintendent. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1945 and Purdue University in 1949 where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and Triton, a swimming honorary. She taught Home Economics at Crawfordsville High School for 28 years, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Crawfordsville and Christ Episcopal Church in Madison, a charter member of Department G of the Crawfordsville Art League, and past president of the Crawfordsville Art League. She was a member of Tri Kappa and a past president of the associate chapter of Tri Kappa in Crawfordsville. She had served as chairman of the Home Economics section of the Indiana State Teacher’s Association and was a member of Dorothy Q Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution in Crawfordsville.

She served as a docent at Sullivan House for Historic Madison Inc. and for the Jefferson County Historical Society. She was a member of the Jefferson County Civil War Round Table and in 2008 published a biography of Emilie Todd Helm, who was Mary Todd Lincoln’s half sister and lived in Madison from 1866-1874, based on research that was the result of her being a docent at the Emilie Todd Helm house in Madison during the Candlelight Tour of homes in 2005.

She had lived on Marshland Farm north of Crawfordsville for 53 years but was widely traveled with trips to Alaska, Europe, Kenya, Egypt, New Zealand and Australia, Tahiti and Fiji, Canada and Mexico. She traveled Amtrak cross country and on both coastlines and enjoyed three train trips coast to coast and a cruise with her grandson. In September 1987 she shook hands with Princess Diana in Durham, England. She the first woman in Montgomery County to obtain an amateur radio license, enjoyed living on a houseboat on the Ohio River in Madison during the summers and was an accomplished quilter, weaver, seamstress and knitter.

Survivors include a son, Marsh Burkett Jones; a grandson, Corey Burkett Jones; nieces Dr. Margaretta Jean Darnall, Jean Ann Darnall Gonzales, Carol Ann Schilling Harrel and Joan Schilling Carrico; and nephews Ernest H. Schilling II, Dr. Ralph R. Bozell III and William Woodward Bozell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Marsh H. Jones Jr. on Nov. 14, 2004; brothers Maynard C. Darnall Jr. and Edward C. Darnall; sisters Marietta Darnall Schilling and Martha Darnall Bozell and a niece and a nephew.

A celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waycross Conference Center, 7363 Bear Creek Road, Morgantown, Indiana, 46160.

Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison. Online condolences, lytlewelty.com.

Norma Lloyd

Norma Lloyd, 98, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at the Signature Healthcare of Trimble County in Bedford, Kentucky. Arrangements will be announced by Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Michael Nay

Michael A. “Mike” Nay, 60, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the River Terrace Health Campus in downtown Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Michael Smith

Michael Ray Smith, 65, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Sept. 18, 1954 in Madison, to Raymond and Ruth Kidd Smith. He resided in Madison all of his life and attended school there before working in construction and painting most of his career with Laborers Local 795 and retiring after seven years of service with Allied Demolition. He was a member of First Christian Church of Hanover and loved being with his children, grandchildren and gambling.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Diana Sue Hess Smith, of Madison; a daughter, Heidi Kiser Byers of Madison; sons Michael Edward Smith and Mark Anthony Smith, both of Madison; a sister, Barbara Bush of Madison; brothers Charlie Smith of Milton, Kentucky and Tommy Smith of Texas; and three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, an aunt and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark Anthony Smith.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Smith Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Margaret Sparks

Margaret G. Owens Sparks, 94, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at the Fulton Center for Rehab in Atlanta. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Pamela Stewart

Pamela J. Stewart, 70, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at Hickory Creek Healthcare of Madison in Madison, Indiana.

She was born Jan. 19, 1949 in Madison, to Thomas Clarence and Mary Loretta Gordon Stewart. She was raised in Trimble County, attended school there and was raised in the Mount Byrd Christian Church in Milton, Kentucky. She attended certified nursing assistant training and received her certification and worked as a CNA for Bedford Nursing Home and the River Valley Living Center for several years. She was always helping others, especially those less fortunate than herself, and had worked with Tri County Council for Senior Citizens. She retired from Evans Construction working at L.G.&E. in the janitorial services department. She loved music, being with her dog, Gizmo, and was a great collector of things. She was a devoted mom, loving mama and sister.

Survivors include sons, Ronnie Scroggins of Carrollton, David Scroggins of Milton and Darren Scroggins of Hanover, Indiana; daughters, Monica McDowell and Amanda McDowell, both of Carrollton; sisters, Mary Jane Center of Milton, Lillian Aldridge of Bedford, Judy Cole of Madison, and Jenny Henry of Bedford; a brother, Mike Stewart of Milton; and six grandchildren; three step grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Rodney Stewart, Thomas Stewart, Paul Stewart and Tony Stewart, and two infant siblings.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Milton. Friends may visit Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com