Gary Armbrecht

Gary Armbrecht, 67, of Madison, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1951, along with his identical twin brother, Larry, in Batesville, Indiana, to Lucille and Orvall Armbrecht. He was a standout athlete at South Ripley High School, where he graduated in 1969. In 1973 he earned a bachelor’s degree from Marian College, Indianapolis, where he played catcher for a hall-of-fame baseball team. He and his wife, Maria lived in Indianapolis for the first few years of their marriage then moved Madison, where they raised three children and were active members of school, civic, golfing and church communities. Hundreds of children have benefited from his supportive approach to coaching, many playing basketball for Shawe Memorial Junior/Senior High School. Prince of Peace Catholic Schools honored Gary with its Golden Shamrock Award for his constant dedication to its educational mission and being an outstanding role model in the community. He retired after 39½ years of continuous public service as an auditor for the Indiana State Board of Accounts. He was elected to the County Council of Jefferson County, Indiana, serving from 2015 to 2018. He is remembered for his integrity, radiant happiness, devotion to family and service to others.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Hooton Armbrecht of Madison; three children, Eric Stephen Armbrecht of St. Louis, Missouri, Diane Clare of Cincinnati, and Kelly Marie Perry of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; two brothers, Larry Armbrecht of Versailles, Indiana, and Edward Armbrecht of Cross Plains, Indiana; one sister, Dena Cartwright; nine grandchildren; and eight nieces and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Danny.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday at Prince of Peace St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Thursday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until the service.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John, Prince of Peace Catholic Church Steeple for the People Fund, or Marian University Coach Lynn Morrell Scholarship Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

William Austin

William H. Austin, 66, of Madison died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Joe Bell

Joe Neal Bell, 82, of Warsaw, Kentucky, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence, Kentucky.

He was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Bedford Kentucky, to Frank and Mary Bell. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves for eight years. He also worked as a computer programmer and system analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, now known as Anthem. He was a member of Bedford Christian Church as well as a 50-plus-year Member and Past Master of the Bedford Masonic Lodge # 158. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed horse racing, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Kentucky Wildcats and golf. Also, early in his life, he helped his parents publish the Trimble County Democrat newspaper for many years.

He is survived by his wife, June Lynn Suter Bell of Warsaw; one son, Brent Suter Bell of Marietta Georgia; one daughter, Shannon Butcher of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Linda Lail and Mary C. Perry.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Garnett-New-McDonald Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial will follow in Warsaw Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 12:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gallatin County EMS.

Rob Freeman Jr.

Charles Robert “Rob” Freeman Jr., 51, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at his home. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Brenda Jackson

Brenda Anderson Jackson, 61, of Madison died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home.

She was born August 10, 1957, in Madison, to Frederick Junior and Addie W. Bladen Anderson. She was raised in Jefferson County and was a graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. She received her registered nursing degree from Marion College in Indianapolis. She had worked for a nursing agency earlier in life and then for the dialysis unit in Scottsburg. She retired in 2018 as a Registered Nurse after working for 14 years for the Robley Rex Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville. She loved all animals, especially her horses, dogs and cats. She loved to go horseback riding, working in stained glass, NASCAR, being with her friends, and caring for the veterans. She held membership in Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and Madison VFW Auxiliary Post No. 1969.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Lee Jackson of Madison, whom she married July 27, 2012; one daughter, Beverly Shook of Louisville; one stepdaughter, Stacy Smock of North Vernon, Indiana; two stepsons, Jeff Jackson of North Vernon, Sam Jackson of Danville, Virginia; six sisters, Shirley Kroger Bailey of Harriman, Tennessee, Debbie Kester of Auburn, Indiana, Rose Thompson of Akron, Ohio, Addie Willena Jackson of Hanover, Linda Stewart Coppage and Tammy Bentz, both of Madison; one brother, Boyd Phillip Stewart Jr. of Madison; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts. uncles, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Anderson Lemon; three brothers, Robert D. Anderson, James Lloyd Stewart, 1977, and Randy Lee Anderson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Halls Ridge near Canaan, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the church Tuesday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the VA Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Jeannie Johnson

Jeannie Marie Whitson Johnson, 43, of Bedford, Kentucky, formerly of Madison, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home near Bedford.

She was born May 5, 1975, in Florida, the daughter of Robert Floyd Whitson Sr. and Debra Smart. She lived most of her life in Madison and was a 1995 graduate of Southwestern High School. She married Michael Boggs in 1996 and they had two daughters, Tiffany and Champagne. She had worked several years for Wendy’s in Madison, Century Tube, Key MFG and several other places. She was of the Christian faith and was baptized. On April 11, 2008, she married Keith Brian Johnson in Madison. She enjoyed people and held membership in American Legion Auxiliary Post 41 in Carrollton, Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. She loved watching the Dallas Cowboy’s Football, NASCAR especially driver, Dale Jr., when IU played Kentucky and walking and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Keith Brian Johnson of Bedford; two daughters, Tiffany Richardson of Madison and Champagne Long of Bedford, Kentucky; three stepchildren, Keith Brian Johnson Jr. and Liberty Johnson, both of Madison, and Sterling Wayne Johnson of Hanover; one brother, Robert Wayne Whitson of Florence, Kentucky; five grandchildren; two aunts; two uncles; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Phillip Whitson.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service.

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

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Alma Robertson

Alma Buchheit Robertson, 85, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Madison, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her home with her husband by her side.

She was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Carrollton, Kentucky, the daughter of Otto and Katie Catherine McDole Buchheit. She was raised and spent her childhood in the Carrollton and Milton, Kentucky, area. She retired in 1983 as a psychiatric attendant from the Madison State Hospital. Her last few years were difficult with her illness but she was lovingly cared for at home by her husband. She always presented herself with a beautiful smile and gleaming appearance.

She is survived by her husband Harold Theo Robertson of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Betty “Bobbie” Rohrig of Dundee, Florida, and Jeanie Liter of Madison; three sons, Charles Whisman of North Vernon, Indiana, Earl Whisman of New Salisbury, Indiana, and John Allen Berry of Versailles, Indiana; one stepson, Tommy Robertson; one stepdaughter, Paula Wilson; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives .

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl Buchheit and J.W. Buchheit; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas. Burial will follow in Restland Memorial in Dallas.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the donor’s favorite charity of choice. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Cherith Petzold

Cherith Brooke Petzold, 33, of Louisville, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at her home.

She was born May 10, 1985, in Louisville, to Rick Morgan and Sheila Rowlett. She spent her youth in Trimble County, Kentucky. She attended high school in Trimble County and at Madison Consolidated High School in Jefferson County, Indiana. After graduation she moved back to Louisville to work toward an accounting degree at the University of Louisville. It was there she met her husband, Chris Petzod, who was also a student working on his history degree. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. She and her husband remained in Louisville to start their careers. After the birth of their son, Matthew, they moved to Shepardsville, Kentucky, to raise their son. She worked as an agent with the Internal Revenue Service. She moved through life with a sense of humor. She was funny and enjoyed laughing and making funny faces to make others laugh. Helping people was part of her philosophy of life-and she did. She was an explorer and would travel to experience new cultures. She especially enjoyed taking cruises into Latin America where she experienced the food, scenery, music, religion and, especially, the people. Of all these things, though, nothing came close to the time with her son.

She is survived by her husband; her son, Matthew A. Petzold; her mother; six aunts; five uncles; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father and one uncle.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Kentucky. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the college fund of her son, Matthew. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at ransdellfuneral.com

Tracy Vories

Tracy Carol Vories, 54, of Ghent, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at her home.

She was born Dec. 26, 1964, in Cook County, Illinois, to Roger Arvin and Sally Cox Conroy. She was a member of Open Door Baptist Church and a nail technician.

She is survived by one son, Zachary “Zack” Beckham of Carrollton, Kentucky; one daughter, Roxanna Arvin of Ghent; her mother of Milton, Kentucky; two sisters, Sherma Lee Arvin of Warsaw, Kentucky, and Sally Elizabeth Shukitis of Milton; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the family in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

William Webster

William Everett Webster, 56, of Osgood, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood.

He was born July 17, 1961, in Owenton, Kentucky, the son of Basil Dilver and Frances Corine Beecraft Webster. He was a 1980 graduate of Gallatin County High School and attended vocational school to be a carpenter. He was raised in Gallatin County, lived in Warsaw, Kentucky, and moved to the Madison community in 2016 and Osgood in Nov. 2017. His life was spent in construction and building maintenance. He retired from Building Management Partners and Zalla Company. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, woodworking and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Alexander Webster of Osgood; his children, Andrew King of Carrollton, Kentucky, Adam King of Pleasant, Indiana, Heather King of Osgood, Amberee Dawn Browder of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Kenzie Jo Nelson of Dupont, Indiana; one sister, Rita Sebree of Moorefield, Indiana; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Vernon Howard and Michael Eugene Howard; three sisters, Norma Jean Grisham, Charlotte Adams and Bernadette Crawford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society for Brain and Breast Cancer Research. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com