Virginia Clarkson-Mason

Virginia Colleen Clarkson-Mason, 89, of North Vernon, died Friday, July 26, 2019, at Majestic Health Care in North Vernon, Indiana.

She was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Ukiah, California, to Stanley and Nellie Lownes Olmstead. She was a graduate of Madison High School and worked as a bookkeeper for Jacksonville Real Estate in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church and a former member of North Vernon Chapter #183, Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, and bingo. She loved playing cards, especially euchre, and was an avid sports fan.

She is survived by one son, Stanley Ray Clarkson of North Vernon; two daughters, Neysa Cumberworth of North Vernon and Colleen Gatewood of Westport; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and five-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; Francis Clarkson, her second husband, Ronald C. “Skip” Mason Sr., and one daughter, Belinda Clarkson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County.

Sharon Cruz

Sharon Marie Cruz, 69, of Vevay, Indiana, died July 27, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or at

Velma Allen

Velma Eveline “Nan” Derringer Allen, 92, of Fairview, Indiana, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Casey County, Kentucky, to James Thomas and Ida Mae Hughett Derringer. She grew up in Casey County, where she attended school. She was a cook for Lakota High School in Hamilton, Ohio, for eight years and for MacGregor Golf Course. She owned and operated Fairview Sawmill for six years and farmed all of her life. She had lived for the past 47 years in the Fairview community and attended Mt. Sterling Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flower beds, gardening and mowing.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Franzone, of Ridgeland, South Carolina; one sister, Joyce Atwood of San Diego, California; five grandchildren; 17-great-grandchildren, 4-great-great-grandchildren, and her several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth “Ken” Allen; one daughter, Deborah Kay Griffin; four sisters, Martha Jean Flory, Dorothy Scott, Genevia Doleh and Gracie Emma Taylor; and five brothers, James Thomas Derringer II., Clifton Derringer, William Derringer, T. Russell Derringer and Rodrick Derringer.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana.

Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Branch Cemetery Fund.

Cards are available at the funeral home.

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Kenneth Guthrie II

Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Guthrie II, 65, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover, Indiana.

He was born Oct. 3, 1953, in Madison to Kenneth Wayne and Betty Ann Haak Guthrie. He lived all of his life in Madison and was a 1971 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He attended Ball State University for four years. He retired after 34 years with Indiana Department of Highways as a traffic supervisor. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Madison. He loved music and could play almost any instrument but had a great talent for the guitar. He was an avid walker, loved to swim, watch basketball, boat on the Ohio River, and coach. He was a loving husband, beloved dad, son, poppa, brother and friend.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Guthrie of Madison; his mother, Betty Ann Haak Guthrie, of Madison; two daughters, Jillian Ann Chest of Franklin, Indiana, and Anna Christine Guthrie of Seymour, Indiana; three grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Andrews of Madison; and several nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wayne Guthrie.

Services will be Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 7 p.m., at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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