Marjorie Adams

Marjorie Mae “Big Marge” Tingle Adams, 87, of Madison, Indiana, died on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

He was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Richard DeWitt and Helen Rose Goebel Tingle. She was raised in Madison then moved to the Brooksburg, Indiana, area in 1960. She married James Edward Adams on Dec. 31, 1950, and they had a daughter. She worked as a stitcher and supervisor at the U.S. Shoe Corperation in Vevay, Indiana, for 45 years before retiring in 1999. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved gardening, sewing, her dogs, her cats, fishing, watching her hummingbirds and shopping. In 2009 she moved to Madison to be near her daughter and attended North Madison Christian Church in Madison.

Survivors include her daughter, Margie Ann Combs of Madison; her brother, John Tingle of Madison; a granddaughter, Amy J. Gatke and a grandson, B.J. Combs, both of Madison; and four great grandchildren, four nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years on Nov. 6, 2007; a brother, Madison Police Chief, George William “Bill” Tingle (Ret.); and two nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 13, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Gayle Kring

Gayle Thornton Kring, 97, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home in Madison.

He was born June 18, 1923, in Bethlehem, Kentucky, to Charles Mason and Mary Baker Kring. He grew up in the town of Cropper, in Henry County, Kentucky and attended Mulberry School until the age of 11 when his family moved to Ghent, Kentucky. As a young boy he attended Ghent Baptist Church and was baptized in the Ohio River. After graduating from Carrollton High School in 1941, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy in Cincinnati, on Feb. 19, 1943. He rose to the rate of aviation support serving on the USS Macomb (DD458) and the USS PCE-893 during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 17, 1945, at Great Lakes, Illinois, receiving the European Theatre of Operations Medal and the American Theatre Medal. He then attended the Bryant & Stratton Business College in Louisville and worked with Dunn and Bradstreet in the accounting and budget department collecting data from the different mining companies in eastern Kentucky. On Sept. 15, 1951, he married Mary Carolyn Riley and they had two sons and two daughters. He worked in administration for 27 years at the Jefferson Proving Ground, retiring as the chief financial controller in 1977. He was an active member of North Madison Baptist Church for 55 years, past president of the Jefferson County United Way and the Madison Consolidated School Board. He was a life member of Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion, and had served twice as master of the Ghent Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd degree member of the York Rite of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and had served as president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was a founding member of the Sunrise Golf Course in Madison and was an honorary Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed bowling at Ritter’s Lanes and serving as league treasurer and record keeper, playing golf, mowing grass, singing in the church choir and being with family.

Survivors include his sons, Wesley A. Kring of Madison and Judson R. Kring of Indianapolis; his daughters, Gayla Marie Cheatham of North Vernon, Indiana and Mary Beth Shaw of Columbus, Indiana; his brother, Raymond Kring of Frankfort, Kentucky; and 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 65 years on April 26, 2017; his brothers, Austin, Mason, Rollyn, Robert and Logan Kring; his sisters, Mary Evelyn Kring, Elizabeth O’Neal and Ruth Wohl; and his twin grandchildren, David and Julianne Kring.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at the North Madison Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Ghent Masonic Cemetery in Ghent, Kentucky. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and from 3 p.m. until the time of service at the church.

A final salute will be conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the U.S. Naval Ceremonial Unit with full military honors to follow at the graveside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Madison Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Arthur Martin

Arthur “Art” Martin, 96, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Feb. 2, 1924, in Huntington, West Virginia, to William and Mae E. Smith Martin. He graduated from Newport High School in 1943, and moved to Madison in 1960. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 16, 1943, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, rising to the rate of Corporal. He served in the HQ & HQ Detachment AG and SF RS during World War II. He fought in the battles and campaigns of the Rhineland and was wounded in Germany on Jan. 25, 1945. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 17, 1945, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal with one Bronze Battle Star.

On June 21, 1947, he married Lyda Lee Keslar in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, and they had three daughters. He retired from Grote Industries in 1989 after 42 years of service as office manager in the accounting department. He was a charter member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church and had served as church treasurer for a time. He was a member of the VFW No. 6582 in Scottsburg, Indiana, enjoyed golfing, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed exercising at Fit for the King.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Lyda Lee Keslar Martin of Madison; his daughters, Robin Ferree of Livermore, Colorado and Diane Yoke of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Melissa Ann Martin Allen; his brothers, Charles Martin and William Martin; and his sisters, Wanda Harlow and Maxine Hehman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemeter in Madison. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and from 10 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

A final salute with full military honors will be conducted at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church Front Door Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com and a webcast of the funeral ceremony will be broadcast on the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Facebook page by clicking on videos approximately 10 minutes before service time.

Lillian McCoskey

Lillian D. McCoskey, 100, of Madison, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at River Terrace Health Campus in Madison.

She was born in Madison on Nov. 2, 1919, to Phillipine Wolf and Stewart Douglass. She lived her formative years in downtown Madison at the Madison Country Club, where her mother managed the dining room and club activities. She left Madison to join her husband, John Schoenstein, while he served as a U.S. Air Force bombardier instructor in Childress, Texas, during World War II. She returned to Madison and raised two daughters. She traveled in Europe and the United States, but cherished her returns home. She was well known for her quick wit and engaging conversation, was an avid reader and a challenging bridge partner. She was of the Methodist faith, a past president of Tri Kappa, a member of The Historical Society, Historic Madison, Elks Club and Madison Country Club and quietly supported many charities and provided food, clothing and money for families in need.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Schoenstein of Port Orange, Florida; two grandchildren, Dean ClaphamII of Greenwood, Indiana and Stephanie Phillips of Portola Hills, California; two great grandchildren, Eric and Kyle Phillips; her nephew Bob Schoenstein; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Schoenstein and her second husband, C. Eugene McCoskey; her daughter, Susan Wolf; her grandsons, John Clapham and Brian Wolf; and two brothers, Bobby and Forrie Douglass.

To honor her wishes, no visitation or service is scheduled.

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