Donald Ash

Donald Warren Ash, 78, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at his home in Hanover, Indiana.

He was born in April, 1941, in Indianapolis, to Cloyd and Naomi Jones Ash. A 1959 graduate of Broad Ripple High School, he entered the U.S. Air Force in January, 1961, and rose to the rank of Airman First Class before being honorably discharged in October, 1964. During his career as an X-ray technician, the growing family moved to Madison, Indiana. He worked at Indiana-Kentucky Electric for nearly 25 years and retired in 2001. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and enjoyed cars, motorcycles, traveling, his cats, and spending time with family and friends. Saturday, May 25, 2019, he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in answer to decades of prayer.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Louise Shafer Ash, of Hanover; two daughters, Tonja Thomas of Lexington, Indiana and Christina Rodebaugh of Madison, Alabama; one son, Andrew Ash of Benton, Arkansas; eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Lenore Hopp.

At his request, there will be no public services.

Memorial contribtions may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Robert Austin

Robert “Bob” William Austin, 73, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center in Louisville.

He was born Oct. 2, 1945, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to Robert Wesley and Frances Gates Austin. He was inducted into the U. S. Navy July 18, 1963, in Louisville and rose to the rank of Airman during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged Oct. 18, 1966, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He received the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was married to Barbara Elizabeth Coburn in 1965. He worked at Marble Hill as a pipefitter, the U.S. Census Bureau, Clifty Park as a gatekeeper, and The Jefferson Proving Ground in security and grounds-keeping. He retired from the Proving Ground after 10 years. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison and the Madison VFW Post No. 1969. He was of the Christian faith, enjoyed fishing and watching TV.

He is survived by three daughters, Sherri Taylor and Vicki Marie Duerstock, both of Madison, and Sheila Austin of California; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nieces; several cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edward Austin.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 12 p.m. until the time of service.

A final salute will be Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre conducted by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion. Full military honors will follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Chapel conducted by the United States Naval ceremonial unit and Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Honor Guard. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Connie Bentley

Connie L. Ferris Bentley , 75, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born August 9, 1943, in Canaan, Indiana, to Harold Arnold and Robena Cole Ferris. She was raised in Jefferson County and was a graduate of Central High School on Ryker’s Ridge. She enjoyed helping decorate the homes her husband constructed and sold. She also worked the jewelry counter at Walmart for seven years. She was a devoted wife, loving mom and grandma and a faithful member of the River Valley Community Church in Madison. She enjoyed antiques, flea markets, decorating, flowers, gardening and her family.

She is survived by three sons, Donald A. Bentley Sr., of Madison and James D. Bentley and Gregory A. Bentley of Hanover, Indiana; a sister, Penny Jo Barnes Brim of Madison; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald G. Bentley, a brother, Gale Howard Ferris Sr., and a sister, Wanda L. Shook.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the River Valley Community Church, in Madison. Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the River Valley Community Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com



Myrtle Bontrager

Myrtle Amanda Troyer Bontrager, 91, of Madison, died Thursday, May 30, 2019, at River Terrace Health Campus.

She was born Oct. 12, 1927, in Midland, Michigan, to Edward and Anna Mae Bontrager Troyer. The family lived east of Goshen, Indiana, close to Fish Lake. She grew up in a conservative Mennonite family and attended various churches, including East Goshen, Locust Grove and Olive Mennonite Church. She learned to cook at a young age, and by 10, was cooking for her family. She cared for her younger siblings and took care of the family home. She finished eighth grade at Clinton Community Center and went to work to help her family. She and her family lived in Middlebury and Ligonier and then settled in 1966 in Elkhart in a home on Walnut Valley Street. She was an outstanding cook who baked cookies, pies and hosted many Sunday meals at the family home. She worked most of her adult life, including ironing for local residents and later working as the office receptionist at Traveler’s Inn until 1975. She began a new career with Side Board Restaurant and later as kitchen manager at The Meeting Place Restaurant, where she worked until 1989. She then began with the Valley View Health Care Center in the dietary department, from which she retired in 2001. She was Employee of the Year there twice. She taught herself to crochet in 1978 and was a prolific crafter of afghans for the rest of her life. Her family has been blessed with beautiful works of art to cherish. She always gave her best when helping others and blessed them with her gentle caring spirit. In August of 2017, she left Walnut Valley and moved to Madison to be near her daughter, Judy. They so enjoyed the past 22 months together and their many adventures and stories.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Shelton of Elkhart, Indiana, and Judy Skiles of Madison; three sisters, Edna Lengacher of Auburn, Indiana, Fannie Yoder of Hicksville, Ohio, and Ann Miller of Leo, Indiana; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel D. Bontrager; one son, Douglas Edward Bontrager; her parents; three brothers, Floyd, Cornelius and Eugene Troyer; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Olive Mennonite Church near Elkhart. Burial will follow in Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com



Catherine Carter

Catherine “Cack” Carter, 65, died Sunday, May 26, 2019.

She was born Dec. 6, 1953, in Madison, to Raymond and Helen Empson.

She is survived by her husband, David Carl Carter; one son, David Lee Carter; two grandchildren, and several other relatives.

There will be a memorial service at Lytle & Welty Funeral Home in Madison at a later date.



Mary Eaves

Mary Eaves, 86, of Lexington, Indiana, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at her home.

She was born August 6, 1932, in Madison, to Flem Roy Hearne and Mary Jenkins Hearne. She retired in August 1992 as supervisor of housekeeping for Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana, where she had worked for 22 years. She was a member of Lexington Christian Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Marshall and Bonnie Koontz, both of Lexington; two sons, Jerry Wicker and Raymond Dale Eaves, both of Austin, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer T. Eaves; two sons, David Lee Hearne and Roy Thomas Eaves; four sisters, Cora Robbins, Betty Drake, Dorothy Hearne and Georgine Fitch; five brothers, Roy, Lloyd, Floyd, Dale and Ray Hearne; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery in Madison.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at collinsfuneralhome.net



Nellie Hamilton

Nellie Lee Tague Hamilton, 89, of Bennington, Indiana, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison, Indiana.

She was born July 9, 1929, in Muncie, Indiana, to Rufus Walter and Alice Lillian Roberts Tague. She was raised in Dupont, Indiana, and was a graduate of Oakland School in Madison, Indiana. She resided most of her life in Switzerland County and was a wonderful homemaker. She loved her vegetable garden, flower beds, painting, sewing and hummingbirds.

She is survived by four sons: Rodger Hamilton and Richard Hamilton of Bennington, Steve Hamilton of Milton, Kentucky, and Larry Hamilton of Edmonton, Kentucky; two daughters: Joyce Hamilton of Penrose, Colorado and Sara Smith of Madison; 12-grandchildren, 24-great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren and her half-brother, Billy Joe Wren of Boise, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Everett Hamilton; one daughter, Vivian Kay Hamilton; two sons Ronald Allen Hamilton and Bryant Keith Hamilton; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruby Alice Tague, Carolyn E. Skirvin, Dorothy A. Whisman, and Edna Ruth Robertson, and a half-brother, Robert Lincoln Tague.

Graveside services will be Monday, June 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Richard Landry

Dr. Richard D. Landry, 59, of Salem, South Carolina, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House.

He was born July 2, 1959, in Madison, Indiana, to Mary Lee Clapp Landry and Joseph Michael Landry. He graduated from Indiana University with honors and played baseball and golf. He was a member of Walhalla Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his mother and two daughters.

He was preceded in death by his father.

There will be a memorial service at a later date.

Davenport Funeral Home in West Union, South Carolina, is handling arrangements

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice at www.davenportfuneralhome.com



Ruth Leach

Ruth Lee Dunn Leach, 85, of Bedford, Kentucky, died May 31, 2019, at Signature Healthcare in Bedford.

She was born Jan. 5, 1934, to Charles and Virginia Cox Dunn in New Castle, Kentucky. She was a devoted and lifelong member of Popular Ridge Baptist Church in Bedford. From the early Sixties to the mid-Eighties she was a cook at the Trimble County Elementary School and later at the Trimble County Nursing Home, now known as Signature Healthcare, where she spent final days. She served on the Trimble County Election Board, as judge and sheriff. She also gave of herself as a caregiver to many people. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to yard sales, gardening, tending to her flowers and spending time with her family and especially her beloved grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Lee Hancock of Milton, Kentucky; one son, Gary Thomas Leach of Bedford; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gayle Thomas Leach; and two sisters, Margaret McAlister and Barbara Moutardier.

Funeral Services will be at 1p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.ransdellfuneral.com



Norma Maddox

Norma Jean Detmer Messmore Maddox, 85, of Knoxville, Tennessee, formerly of Milton, Kentucky, and Madison, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at The Point at Lifesprings in Knoxville.

She was born July 18, 1933, in Milton, Kentucky, to William E. Detmer and Viola M. Adcock Detmer. She was a graduate of Milton High School and was a member of the Milton United Methodist Church. She was a cook at Rykers’ Ridge Elementary School and later in the bakery at the Jay C Store in Madison. She lived in Lexington, Kentucky, for 26 years when ill health forced her to move to Clarksville, Indiana, to be near family. In 2017, she moved to Knoxville to be near her daughter. She was devoted to her family and was an excellent cook.

She is survived by one son, Jack Douglas “Doug” Messmore of Indianapolis; one daughter, Linda Howell of Knoxville; one step-son, Terry Maddox of Mobile, Alabama; one step-daughter, Cherri Maddox of Columbus, Indiana; two brothers, Wayne Detmer of Madison and Phil Detmer of Orlando, Florida; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles “Jack” Messmore; her husband Clarence Samuel Maddox; her parents; and her stepmother, Pearl Jeanette Crutchlow Detmer.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Moffett Cemetery in Milton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice or the Milton United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com



Anita Scholey

Anita “Twink” Elizabeth Robinson Scholey, 72, died April 15, 2019, in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

She was born July 20, 1946, in Madison, Indiana, to Charles and Virginia Robinson. As a teenager she worked at Rogers Drugstore, was voted prom queen her senior year and graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1964. While living in Madison, she worked at a shoe factory while her husband was a welder and a farmer. They lived in Madison until 1981 when they moved to Woodward, Oklahoma, for work. In 1984, they moved to Ponca City, where they lived since. She held many jobs through her life in Oklahoma, including at St. Joseph Hospital, Tyson Foods, and back to the hospital at Ponca City Medical Center. Her greatest enjoyment was at the hospital cafeteria where she worked until February 2018 when she was diagnosed with cancer. During the 15 years at the hospital, she worked in all areas of the kitchen, in the dietary office, and the food line in the cafeteria. She enjoyed meeting new people and talked to anyone that she came in contact with. She truly never met a stranger. Until she became sick, she never missed an evening baseball game or Saturday morning basketball game her grandsons played, often giving them money for homeruns and baskets.

She is survived by her husband, John Allen Scholey; five children, Virginia “Jenny” Putman, John W Scholey, Charles Scholey, Robert “Fred” Scholey and Joseph “Joe” Scholey, all of Ponca City: two sisters; Polly Stewart of Madison, and Rosie Ball of Hanover, Indiana, nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one on the way, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.

The family would be honored if you join them for a celebration of her life Saturday June 15th at any time between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Madison.



John Stoner

John Stoner, 80, of Snohomish County, Washington, died May 9, 2019.

He was born March 5, 1939, in Madison, Indiana, to John and Josephine Stoner. He grew up in Indianapolis. In 1956, he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably until his discharge in 1960, when he again served the Navy Reserves until 1962. He moved to Washington in 1979 to reunite with his siblings, where he lived raising his family, worked and retired in 1995. He loved God, his family, woodworking, sports, and politics.

He is survived by a sister, a brother, his wife, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Sadie May.



Mamie Wallace

Mamie Cordina Wallace, 86, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville.

She was born March 27, 1933, in Carrollton to Norvin “Pete” Martin and Ida Mae Wiley Martin. In her younger years she worked for Ison Brothers Furniture Factory in Carrollton. For more than the last 40 years she had worked as a house cleaner. She loved to garden, plant flowers, go shopping and had traveled every state in the country, some twice. She was a member of the Family Worship Center in Carrollton.

She is survived by a son in-law, Grant Butters Jr. of Bedford, Kentucky; two sisters, Linda Phillips of Carrollton, and Pamilla McKinney of Hanover, Pennsylvania; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and seven nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell Wallace; a daughter, Alice Marie Butters; a son, Tim Wallace, and a brother, David Martin. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Visitation will be Monday, June 3, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to HOSPARUS in care of the funeral home.