Jean Collier

Jean Matson Collier, 87, of Hanover, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the River Terrace Health Campus in Madison, Indiana.

She was born March 12, 1932 in Cincinnati, to Maynard Franklin and Elizabeth Irene Yelton Matson. She was raised in Cincinnati and graduated in 1950 from Aurora High School in Aurora, Indiana.

She met former Vevay High School and Hanover College basketball coach John R. Collier at Hanover College in 1950 and they were married in 1952. His coaching career led them to Vevay and Brookville, Indiana and then back to their alma mater, Hanover College, in 1966, where he was named the men’s head basketball coach. They enjoyed many years living on campus and Riverview Drive entertaining countless basketball teams, alumni reunions, supporters, former players and friends. She Loved to entertain and enjoyed opening up their home. They founded the Hanover College Basketball Camp in 1967 which is still serving many young basketball campers 54 years later. She enjoyed being a mom to countless basketball campers while they were away from home, found great joy shopping with friends, Susie and Marni, and enjoyed having beautiful flowers, playing bridge, reading, traveling, cooking, sending greeting cards and her pets. She also took pleasure in being involved with Hanover College Alumni Association, Tri Kappa and was a 50-plus year member of the Hanover Women’s knitting and sewing group. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Hanover United Methodist Church, the Women’s Giving Circle, and was an avid bridge player. She enjoyed her grandchildren whether they were visiting in Hanover or Florida, where she and John retired, and enjoyed wintering in Venice for many years.

Survivors include her sons, John M. Collier of Cincinnati, Steve L. Collier of Fairfield, Ohio and David R. Collier of Madison; and four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several cousins and other relatives

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 66 years, John Richard Collier, on Nov. 21, 2018.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be private in the Hanover Cemetery in Hanover. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanover College Student Needs Fund, Hanover United Methodist Church or the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,

Doyle Duff

Doyle Gene Duff, 70, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, March 10, 2020, at The Waters of Clifty Falls after a battle with lung cancer.

He was born July 9, 1949, in Letcher County, Kentucky, to Fred and Agnes Combs Duff. He was raised in Hazard, Kentucky, and moved to Beaver Dam, Kentucky, as an adult where he worked and raised his two daughters. He was a coal miner for Green River and Peabody coal companies in Western Kentucky. He enjoyed watching UK basketball and taking his daughters on family vacations. He was a kind, free-spirited person, an avid story teller and loved to tell jokes.

Survivors include two daughters; Gina Ashby of Leitchfield, Kentucky and Shawna Johnson of Madison; four brothers, Lester Duff of Hazard and Cooley Duff, Elvis Duff and Billy Dean Duff, all of Terrell, Texas; two sisters, Hester James of Middletown, Ohio and Della Duff of Terrell; and four grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mike Duff and Benny Duff; and two sisters, Lilli Bell Duff and Betty Sue Duff.

According to his wishes, services will be private.

He gifted his brain to the Harvard Brain Bank to aid the research of schizophrenia, which he suffered from most of his life. Memorial contributions may be made to the Schizophrenia International Research Society.

‘Sue Ann’ Essex

Schaene “Sue Ann” Bromwell Essex, 64, of Dillsboro, Indiana, died Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Dillsboro. Arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana.

Dottie Furnish

Dottie Salvaty Furnish, 70, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, March 13, 2020, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville after a battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Charles C. Salvaty and Dorothy E. White Salvaty Steward. She was raised in upstate New York and schooled there. She moved to Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1995 and lived in Vevay for 11 years before returning to Jefferson County, first residing in Dupont, Indiana and then her final years in Madison. She was a homemaker, was raised in the Catholic faith and had attended Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She was a former member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Auxiliary and a life member of the Madison VFW Post No. 1969 Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafts, old cars and being with her friends and family.

Survivors include her companion of 33 years, Lawrence “Larry” Brittain Jr. of Madison; her step-daughter, Lena Jo Brittain of Hanover, Indiana; her step-sons, Steve Brittain of Nabb, Indiana and Phillip Brittain and Darin Brittain, both of Madison; her sisters, Carol Forstner of Wallkill, New York and Judy Mullen of Port Richey, Florida; her brothers, Wayne Salvaty of Las Vegas and Charles Smith of Walden, New York; and seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Charles “Chas” Salvaty and Daniel R. Bartone.

Funeral service is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,

Carol Hackney

Carol Jean Wallace Hackney, 65, of Scottsdale, Arizona and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, March 5 , 2020 in Scottsdale.

She was born May 15, 1954, to Bob and Nellie Wallace, in Madison. She graduated from Indiana University with a BA in political science in 1977 and spent time living in Indiana, Ohio and California before living the last four years in Scottsdale. She enjoyed providing hospitality to others and serving Christ through serving others and was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Scottsdale Bible Church and attended the Community Connections Class there.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Ed Hackney, whom she married on July 12, 1975; three children, Jordan Hackney, Drew Hackney, Kendall Udofia; a sister, Robyn Brown; and three grandchildren, a nephew and an uncle

A Celebration of Life was Friday at Scottsdale Bible Church in the Grace Chapel. Those who would like to share a story or picture of Carol, please send it (along with your name) to

In lieu of flowers online donations may be made to the Colton Cowell Foundation at

Arrangements by Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Cemetery in Scottsdale.

Eric Huntington

Eric Randall Huntington, 71, of Versailles, Indiana, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana.

Pamela Keeton

Pamela Ann Ison Keeton, 68, of Lexington, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at her home in Lexington.

She was born July 23, 1951 in Batesville, Indiana, to James Reed Jr. and Joyce E. Fassold Ison. She was raised in Fairborn, Indiana, and went to school there. She lived in Lowell, Indiana, for 20 years and was assistant manager of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant there. She had resided the past 20 years near Deputy, Indiana, and attended the Solid Rock Community Church near Deputy. She enjoyed crocheting and driving her kids to games and things. She had fought a battle with kidney disease and had received a transplant two years ago.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Roy Logan Keeton Sr. of Lexington; her sons, Roy L. Keeton Jr. of Lowell and Jonathan Keeton of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; her brothers, Steve Ison, Randy Ison and Jerry Ison, all of Fairborn; her sisters, Sandy Whitt, Jackie Newsome, Elaine Davis and atty Johnson, all of Fairborn; and three grandsons and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Scott David “Scottie” Keeton; a brother, James Ricky Ison; and a sister, Jolene Ison Adkins.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may visit from 1 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Solid Rock Community Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,

Kenneth Lail

Kenneth “Ken” Ray Lail, 81, of Bristol, Indiana and formerly of Trimble County, Kentucky, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana.

Jean Perney

Jean Wilson Perney, 93, of Bloomington, Indiana, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at her home.

She was born June 4, 1926, in Madison, Indiana, to Dale and Lola Phillips Wilson. She graduated cum laude from Hanover College in 1948 and received her Master of Science in Christian Ministries from Butler University in 1967. She took graduate courses in social work and mental retardation at IUPUI and dedicated her life to service first as Director of Christian Education at First Baptist Bloomington from 1948 to 1952 and First Baptist Madison, Wisconsin in 1958. She was Director of Community Outreach at Woodruff Place Baptist in Indianapolis from 1961 to 1968 and from 1969 until her retirement in 1992 she held various titles eventually serving as manager of community support services for the Marion County Association for Retarded Citizens.

Her community activities included organizing the Senior Citizens Club in 1961 and the Inter-group Friendship Women’s Club to promote interracial understanding in 1962. She taught a Seminar in Practical Christianity from 1970 to 1975, was a member of the Corrections Task Force with P.A.C.E. from 1975 to 1980, and a member of the state board of Indiana Association of Guardians. She was a founder of Habitat for Humanities in Indianapolis, a founder of Congregation of the Covenants and active in Church of the Savior in Indianapolis, University Baptist and First United of Bloomington. In her retirement she published genealogy books.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Diane “Patty” Perney and her son, David Perney, both of Bloomington; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Warren Perney and a sister, June Strauss.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home in Bloomington. Graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Fishers, Indiana. Visitation is Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Habitat for Humanities. Online condolence,

Arthur Scully

Arthur Wayne Scully, 47, of Deputy, Indiana, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.