Michelle Gavelek

Michelle Jeanette Kulesza Gavelek, 55, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.

She was born June 27, 1964, in Albany, New York, to Mitchell J. and Faye A. Powers Kulesza. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was a graduate of Dixie Hollins High School. She received an associate degree from Community College in St. Petersburg. She was raised Catholic and was a true believer. She was a homemaker and mother all of her life. She enjoyed raising a garden, canning, cooking, riding her 4-wheeler and socializing with her best friend, Tom. Michelle had elected to be a donor of life and in death she has helped many other people.

She is survived by two daughters, Brittany Webber of Hanover, Indaina, and Coutney Gavelek of Columbus, Indiana; one son, Anthony Joseph Trofe of Tierra Verde, Florida; her companion, Tom May of Madison; one sister, Maria Kulesza of St. Petersburg, Florida; her best friend, Dorothy Hoopengarner of Madison; and several other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, George Kulesza.

Her wishes were to be cremated with no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Gavelek Remembrance Fund.

Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Charles Hand

Charles Edwin Hand, 96, of Dupont, Indiana, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born March 24, 1923, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Ira Lester and Ada Bramwell Hand. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there. He was inducted into the U. S. Army on Feb. 20,1943, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and rose to the rate of Private First Class. He served during World War II in the Third Armored Divison and fought in the battles and campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 1, 1945 from Camp Atterbury, Indiana, receiving the EAME Theatre Ribbon with Five Bronze Battle Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was proud to have been able to go on the Honor Flight in September 2017. He farmed most of his life and retired after 27 years of service with Jackson-Jennings County Farm Bureau as a petroleum salesman. He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church where he had served as a trustee and liked going to Neavill’s Grove Old Settler’s Meeting where he was generally the oldest person in attendance. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and farming and had restored old John Deere tractors in his younger years. He loved people and enjoyed his many friendships.

He is survived by a son, Kenneth Hand of Columbus, Indiana; a daughter, Cheryl Hall of Madison, Indiana; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Gladys Konkle; an infant son, Charles Allen Hand; his second wife, Eva Sizemore Banks; a brother, Russell W. Hand; a sister, Dorothea Leach DeVore; two stepsons, Vernon Banks and Paul Banks; and a stepdaughter, Lillie May Banks.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with interment to follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

Friends may visit Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the Dupont Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lancaster Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com .

Wayne Jenkins

Wayne M. Jenkins, 77, of Madison, died Thursday, July 25, 2019, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, to Charles Preston Sr. and Ruby Mae Martin Jenkins. Jenkins graduated in 1960 from Pennington High School in Pennington Gap. He was an honor student in high school, and played basketball, football and baseball, lettering all four years in all three sports. He served six years in the Virginia National Guard. He moved to Madison in 1978 and began working for Kentucky Utilities in Carrollton, Kentucky, where he retired as a unit operator on Jan. 1, 2002 after 22 years. He was a member of North Madison Christian Church and enjoyed restoring and painting cars.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy J. McJunkin; two sons, Kerry W. Jenkins of Greenville, Tennessee, and Jeffrey M. Jenkins of Bluff City, Tennessee; a daughter, Jana N. Long of Madison; four step-daughters, Novesia Martiss of Washington Township, Michigan, Rhonda Castillo and Terri Riley, both of Madison Heights, Michigan, and Judy Kauffman of Clinton Township, Michigan; a sister, Betty A. Wood of Louisville; five grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; five step-great -grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Jenkins Jr.; and a step-grandson, Jeremy Martiss.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Vail Chapel. Friends and family may call at the funeral home form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions may be made at any of the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service locations.

Online condolences may be made at lytlewelty.com

Pamela May

Pamela Jean “Pam” Hampton May, 68, of Lexington, Indiana, died Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.



She was born Oct. 9, 1950, in Goldendale, Washington, to John Edward and Geraldine Virginia Lewis Hampton. She lived nearly all of her life in Jefferson County, Indiana, and had attended Scottsburg High School, receiving her GED in 1988. She had worked for a short period of time at the Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover, Indiana. She was baptized at the New Hope Baptist Church near Chelsea, Indiana. She retired after 39 years with Grote Manufacturing in Madison, Indiana, where she had worked as a line supplier, painter, equipment operator and assembler. She loved to ride horses, travel, cruises, line dancing, fishing, being with her husband, children, grandchildren and dearly enjoyed her great granddaughter.



She is survived by her husband, Rodney Ray May of Lexington, Indiana; three daughters, Laura Cleek of Lexington, Indiana, Jennifer Hutton of Manahattan, New York, and Angela Duffy of Cincinnati; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three sisters, Sandra Phillips of Hanover, Ruby Kasper of Ocala, Florida, and Vivian Sheilds of Charlestown, Indiana; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.



She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Sharon Ann McGinnis.



Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 2:30 pm, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.



Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service 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

Kathleen Stucker

Kathleen Stucker, 79, of Largo, Florida, died Saturday, July 13, 2019.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Leroy and Lucille Koch. She was a secretary for more than 50 years. She loved her dogs and even operated a grooming salon for several years. She loved to go to the beach and yard sales.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Stucker, of Largo, Florida, who is formerly of Madison, Indiana; two brothers, Pete Koch of Woodlands, Texas, and Frank Koch of Sedona, Arizona; a sister, Sister Mary Hilscher of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio; a son, Jeff Bates of Painesville, Ohio, a daughter, Cara Gallagher of Cleveland, Ohio; and four stepsons, seven grandchildren and one great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Michael Lee Bates.

A private celebration of her life will be Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Florida. Local arrangements were handled through the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky.