Bernard Etherton

Bernard Lee “Bean” Etherton, 36, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, July 19, 2019, at his home.

He was born Nov. 20, 1982, in Madison to Dennis A. and Charlene Richards Etherton. He lived all his life in Madison and was a 2001 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He had worked as a welder for Century Tube in Madison. He enjoyed raising Bullie dogs, liked to fish, go 4-wheeling, do wood working, and attend family gatherings. He attended New Life Fellowship Church in Madison.

He is survived by his mother, Charlene Richards Etherton Eden, of Madison; three children, Abigail Etherton, Gavin Etherton, and Logan Richardson, all of Hanover, Indiana; two sisters, Angie Kinman of Greendale, Indiana, and Dana Simmonds-Mattingly of Madison; one brother, Charlie Etherton of Madison; his best friend who was like his brother, John Mahoney of Madison; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis A. Etherton, and one sister, Kimberly Carrol Etherton.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 28, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Bayless Cemetery in Madison.

Friends may visit Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bernard Etherton Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Laverne Evans

Laverne Anna Sanders Evans, 64, of Warsaw, Kentucky, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Florence, Kentucky. Arrangements are pending at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Deanna Macrander

Deanna Scott Macrander, 74, died Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover, Indiana.

She was born Oct. 12, 1944, in Vevay, Indiana, to William Denton and Loretta Peelman Scott. At age 8, she and her family moved to California. By age 14 she could play the piano, organ, and bass. At age 17, she formed her own band called the Stardusters. She was the youngest woman to become a band leader. She and the band had the opportunity to perform with and play backup for talented artists, such as Tex Ritter, Little Jimmy Dickens, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Elvis Presley and many others for over 30 years. She returned to Vevay with her parents where she met Ivan Earl Macrander. They were married in 1981 and shared 32 years of marriage until he died in 2013. She was a member of the Vevay Church of Christ and was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary in California. She was an avid reader and played the piano occasionally. She enjoyed watching FOX News, Hallmark and Inspiration channels.

She is survived by two sons, Mike Macrander of Lexington, Indiana, and Gayle Macrander of Brooksburg, Indiana; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several cousins. She will be missed by her two cats, Snowball and Lucy, who have been her companions for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services were Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Service Organizations, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC. 20077-7677 or Keeping Pace Cancer Fund c/o CFSCI.

Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Darlene Martin

Darlene Martin, 66, of Columbus, Indiana, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

She was born Oct. 10, 1952, in Jeffersonville, to John and Patricia Martin. She graduated from Columbus North High School. She worked for Cummins as an Information Technology Associate. She was a member of the Cummins Office Committee Union and proudly represented her area for more than 10 years.

Survivors include two brothers, David Martin of Reddington and Dennis Martin of Edinburgh; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus.

Visitation will be from noon until the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital, American Heart Association or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences at www.jewellrittman.com



Corene Smith

Corene Mae “Sissy” Smith, 71, of Rising Sun, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun, Indiana.

She was born April 6, 1948, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Harold R. “Pete” and Pruda M. Reme Smith. She grew up in Patriot, Indiana, where she attended Patriot High School. She was a former member of the Patriot Church of Christ. She was employed by the Ogle Haus and Swiss Inn in Vevay, Indiana, and was a wonderful caregiver to her mother for several years. She will be lovingly remembered for her love of sewing, crafts, animals, gardening and attending yard sales.

She is survived by her sisters, Martha “Libby” Smith of Rising Sun and Tina Sandlin of Pleasant, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Danny L. Smith and Harold A. “Bubby” Smith, and one sister, Linda Faye “Winnie” Smith Ellis.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery in Patriot.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Phyllis Smith


Phyllis M. Smith, 72, of Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, in Milton. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, lytlewelty.com

Carolyn Smitha

Carolyn Sue “Susie” Richmond Smitha, 75, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at her home.

She was born Jan. 18, 1944, at home in Bryantsburg, Indiana, to Tony Marshall Richmond and Sara Louise Handlon Richmond. The family soon moved to Trimble County, Kentucky, and she attended school there. She married Floyd Donnell in 1989 and they enjoyed eight years of marriage until his death in 1997. She worked for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Madison from 1964 to 1968. She then began a career with Dayton Walther Corporation in Carrollton (now Arvin Meritor) as a line packager and retired after 30 years. In 2000, she married William Jackson Smitha, Jr. This marriage merged two families. She was a member of the Norfolk Holiness Church on Corn Creek in Trimble County and also attended the Wirt Baptist Church in Madison. She loved gardening, flowers, reading, shopping and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, William Jackson “Jack” Smitha of Madison, Indiana; her children, Alaina Connelly and Brian Luellen, both of Trimble County, Kentucky, Rob Smitha and Carol Smitha Lee, both of Madison, Indiana, Steve Smitha of Lexington, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosa Bowling of Madison, Indiana, and Mary Watterson of Hanover, Indiana; three brothers, David Richmond and Daniel Richmond, both of Bedford, Kentucky, and Bobby Richmond of Carrollton, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, Floyd Donnell, and two brothers, Harold Richmond and Henry Richmond.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, 2019, at noon at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Interment will follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Sclera Derma Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Laura Stewart

Laura Jean Stewart, 60, of Madison, Indiana, died at her home Saturday, July 20, 2019.

She was born June 28, 1959, in Madison to John and Wilma Kidd Stewart. She had been a custodian at Southwestern Schools and currently owned and operated Paw Paws Pet Grooming. She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9, American Legion. She loved music, singing, dancing, spending time with her grandchildren and was an animal lover. She was a good listener, enjoyed helping people and loved having a good time.

She is survived by three children, Markietta Burns, Rockco Burns and Justin Klingler, all of Madison; her companion Joey Griffin of Madison; one brother, Bill Stewart of Lexington, Indiana; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Youngblood; one son, Christopher Burns; her parents; and one brother, Allen Wayne Stewart.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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 St. Jude’s Children’s Research. Contributions may be made at any of the funeral home locations.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Charles Wilson Jr.

Charles Chuck Thomas Wilson Jr., 66, of Indianapolis, died Friday, June 28, 2019, at St.Vincent Hospital Indianapolis.

He was born Sept. 18, 1952, at the naval base in Charleston, South Carolina, to Mary Emma Schwab Wilson and Charles Thomas Wilson. He graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1970. He went on to earn a BS in Public Health and Environmental Science in 1974 from Indiana State University. He worked in a variety of positions in Public Health and Environmental Management for the Marion County Public Health Department and the Indiana Department of Envionmental Management for almost 40 years, in addition to a small amount of time in the private sector within the same fields. He also ran his own lawn care business. He was in the Indiana Army National Guard, transferred to Indiana National Guard Reserve and later transferred again to U.S. Army Reserve: Inactive Ready Reserve spanning from 1987 until he was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain in 1997. He received many awards in his career with Public Health and Environmental Science, as well as from the Army National Guard. He thoroughly enjoyed various sports and played on many teams including being a hockey goalie, as well as participating in softball, football, golf, and bowling. When he retired, he kept himself busy building bird, butterfly and bat houses as well as globe-shaped multilight decorations to give as gifts for all his family, friends, and anyone else who admired them. He adored animals, especially dogs and cats, and for a while even had his own animal shelter at his home. He loved dearly many pets that he had throughout his life. Later in life, he and his wife enjoyed playing with, having as family members, and showing their frisky Cairn Terriers, which also widened their friendships with other Cairn Terrrier lovers throughout the world. Whenever he became aware of a family member, a friend, or even a stanger, experiencing difficulties, he did whatever he could to help them out.

He is survived by his wife, Hope Pitschke Wilson; two daughters, Stephanie Cross and Erin Wilson; one son, Jacob Adkins; one sister, Terry Bolden; five grandchildren; five nieces; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a memorial service at 4 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary in Indianapolis.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 2 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or The Humane Society of Indianapolis: IndyHumane.

Larry Wilson

Larry D. Wilson, 56, of Brooksburg, Indiana, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, lytlewelty.com