Lillian Auler

Lillian Haugen Auler, 96, a former longtime resident of Madison, died June 8, 2019, in League City, Texas.

She was born Feb. 5, 1923, in Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1945, and with her husband, Dr. Richard F. Auler, served as a medical missionary in Honduras for several years.

In 1973 she move to Madison with her husband, who was a physician at Madison State Hospital. She was a volunteer for more than 30 years at the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library and at King’s Daughters’ Hospital where she received the Presidential Service Award in 2009 for her 5,600 hours of service. She moved to Texas in 2011 to be closer to her daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughters.

She is survived by two sons, James Auler of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and Ronald Auler of Flagstaff, Arizona; a her daughter, Jean Alline of League City, Texas; and six grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.

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

Cremation was chosen. A private memorial service in Madison will be at a later date.

Crowder Funeral Home in League City, Texas, handled the arrangements.



Waneta Clark

Waneta Ella “Aunt Nonie” Bruther Clark, 92, of Hanover, Indiana, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born Oct.17, 1926, in Hanover to Gordon and Eva Mae Means Bruther. She lived all her life in Jefferson County and attended school there. She was co-owner and co-operator of Clark Brothers’ Saw Mill near Chelsea. She also owned and operated the Grape Vine Gift Shop near Chelsea. She was a member of the Saluda Homemaker’s Club and New Bethel United Methodist Church near Chelsea and held membership in the WSCS of the church. She and her late husband were members of the Gideon’s. She dearly loved her dog, Shag, whom she spoiled every day. She was a devoted wife, loving sister and aunt.

She is survived by one sister, Lucille N. “Luci” Bruther Jackson of Lexington, Indiana; three brothers, Delbert Bruther and Bill Bruther, both of Hanover, and Woodrow “Woodie” Bruther of Madison, Indiana; her niece and caregiver, Teri Jackson Kloepfer of Lexington; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert L. Clark; two sisters, Marjorie “Margie” I. Bruther Vestal, and Emily Lou Bruther Mundt, and her stepmother, Elma Lowe Bruther.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum near Madison.

Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandview Memorial Gardens Perpetual Care Fund or the Donor’s Favorite Charity. Cards are available at the funeral homes. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Robert Horton

Robert Lee Horton, 92, of Rising Sun, Indiana, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at The Waters of Rising Sun.

He was born April 6, 1927, in Canaan, Indiana, to Mary Ethel Lanham and Edward Horton. He grew up in Switzerland County and attended school in Pleasant. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II, serving on the USS Broadwater and the USS Black Hawk. While in service, he received the WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He worked several years for the Indiana Highway Department and the Ohio County Highway Department. He also farmed for many years. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and a lifetime member of Rising Sun American Legion.

He is survived by two daughters, Tillie Courtney of Rising Sun and Roberta Rowlett of Madison; one sister, Nellie Taylor of Sellersburg, Indiana; one brother, Ned Horton of Henryville, Indiana; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Melba Horton; his second wife, Maxine Horton; one son, Elmer Horton; one brother, Joe Horton; and three sisters, Betty O’Brien, Gertrude Reuter and Goldie Walker.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial with military honors will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. Cards are available at the funeral home or at marklandfuneralhome.com



Carol Miller

Carol M. Miller, 79, of Columbus, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.

She was born April 8, 1940, in Beulah, North Dakota, to Leo and Katherine Laible Hafner. A talented seamstress, she enjoyed gardening, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, cooking and a competitive game of Aggravation. After traveling the world during the U.S. Army career of her husband, Myron D. Miller, they raised their family in Madison and eventually retired to Columbus, Indiana. She had a strong Christian faith and passed that faith on to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband; three children, Kim Wilson-Bickers of Columbus, Karla Boruff of Collierville, Tennessee and Marc Miller of Madison; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Calvin Hafner, and two sisters, Elaine Sturgeon and Jeanette Dobson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday at the church.

Private graveside services will be at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Miller family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com



Gerald Sellers

Gerald “Jerry” Lee Sellers, 81, of Hanover, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.



Beverly Smith

Beverly Ann Smith, 56, of Commiskey, Indiana, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born May 15, 1963, in Hazard, Kentucky, to Ruby Reynolds Smith and Bobby Smith.

She was a 1981 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School in Madison, Indiana, and attended cosmetology school in Florida. She worked in stock and testing for Dorel Juvenile Group in Columbus for 29 years. She enjoyed fishing, camping, family time, puzzle books, popsicles and watermelon.

She is survived by one son, Lester Peacock of Commiskey; one daughter, Jessica Franklin of Commiskey; her mother, Ruby Smith of Commiskey; one brother, Richard Smith of Commiskey, and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Bobby Joe Smith.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon.

Visitation will be Monday, June 24, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and one hour before the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery in Jefferson County.