Mary Christiani

Mary Louise Gierada Christiani, 82, of Florence, Indiana, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.

She was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Detroit, to Walter Peter and Eleanor Mary Redman Gierada. She was raised in Allen Park, Michigan, and was a 1956 graduate of Allen Park High School. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit and was an accountant for several years in Tampa, Florida. She was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay, Indiana. She was a wonderful homemaker and mother, a member of the Red Hat Society and Posey Tappers Homemakers. She was also a 4-H leader and held various offices. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and reading books.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony B. “Tony” Christiani, of Florence; her children, Phillip Christiani of Tampa, Felicia Lynam of Vevay, Jennifer Dadabbon Waxhaw, North Carolina, David Christiani of Gulfport, Mississippi and Matthew Christiani of Cedar, Michigan; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Anna “Nancy” Felegy.

Private only family prayer service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Private only family visitation will be 11 a.m, until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Private only family interment will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston, Michigan.

A public memorial mass will be held at a later date at the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church in Vevay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Alan Ellis

Alan W. Ellis, 65, of Florence, Indiana, died Monday, March 9, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Oct, 14, 1954, to Walter and Freda Ellis. He was a mechanic and enjoyed welding, painting, excavating, working on cars, operating his tractor, cutting firewood and his dogs

He is survived by his children, Danette King, of Warsaw, Kentucky, Joe Ellis and Shawn Ellis, both of Dry Ridge, Kentucky; and 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Christine Spencer Ellis; and two brothers, Terry and Dennis Ellis.

According to his wishes, there will be no services.

Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison, Indiana. Online condolences, www.lytlewelty.com

Eric Huntington

Eric Randall Huntington, 71, of Versailles, Indiana, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

He was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Milan, Indiana, to Russell George “Ping” Sr. and Emma Elizabeth Whisman Huntington. He was raised in Friendship, Indiana, and was a 1967 graduate of South Ripley High School. After graduation, he worked at Anchor Glass and later joined the U.S. Navy on April 12, 1968, completing basic training in Great Lakes Illinois, rising to the rate of Fireman Apprentice and spending two years in San Diego. He was honorably discharged Jan. 5, 1970, at the Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, receiving the National Defense Service Medal. He transferred to the Reserves and was discharged on April 11, 1974, at Great Lakes, Illinois.

He worked 30 years for Cummins engine company in Columbus, Indiana, and their sister company, Holset in Madison, Indiana, until he retired in 2002. After retirement he enjoyed painting with Beth and Barney Adams Construction in Versailles. He loved cars, notably his 1970 LS6 454 Chevelle which he restored alongside his friends and family. He finished it in 1982 and loved driving it to car shows and cruises around the area and even won Sensational 70 at the 2004 Goodguys Event in Charlotte, North Carolina. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, attending and racing at the drag strip, attending car shows and cruise-ins and classic rock but most of all he loved spending time picking on and harassing his family and friends. He was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church and Brown Township American Legion Post No 247 in Friendship. His last act of kindness was helping nearly 150 people by being an organ donor.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Belinda Sue Hunt Huntington of Versailles; his daughters, Angela “Angie” Stowasser of Sunman, Indiana and Erin Williams of Vevay, Indiana; his brother, Russell George “Bud” Huntington Jr. of Versailles; and three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jeanette Huntington Thayer, on Jan. 11, 2020.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Bear Creek Baptist Church in Friendship. Interment will be private at a later date in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

A final salute with military honors will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church by Brown Township American Legion Post No. 247.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship or Dillsboro volunteer fire departments or the donor’s choice. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover or at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

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, www.morgan-nay.com

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 CJHMemories@outlook.com

In lieu of flowers online donations may be made to the Colton Cowell Foundation at www.coltencowellfoundation.org/donate.

Arrangements by Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary and Cemetery in Scottsdale.

William Kaag

William C. “Bill” Kaag, 88, of Shelbyville, Kentucky and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville.

He was born May 13, 1931, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Henry Jacob and Ruth Mildred Gasaway Kaag. He was raised in Jefferson County as a member of the Sharon Hill Presbyterian Church about a mile from the family farm and graduated from Hanover High School in 1949 where he was valedictorian of his class and the point guard for the Hanover Bulldogs basketball team his senior year. Determined to go to college, he worked to save money and graduated from Hanover College in 1953. He majored in chemistry and went to work at the Jefferson Proving Ground as a chemist.

In 1955, he joined the U.S. Navy and studied for his master’s degree in meteorology at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, California. During his 20 year naval career, he served throughout the U.S. and overseas, including a year on board the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany deployed off the coast of Vietnam. He was honorably discharged after serving two terms in Vietnam on July 31, 1975 at Norfolk, Virginia. He received the Vietnam Service Medal with Two Bronze Battle Stars, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Date Bar, and the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross). He retired after 21 years of service with the U.S. Navy as a meteorologist and oceanographer and his last duty was served in Iceland.

He had married Betty Lou Bucchino in Honolulu on April 8, 1957 and they had three children. He completed his master’s of education from Memphis State University and returned to Jefferson County where he worked as a math teacher at Southwestern High School in Hanover, served as a real estate broker, and later as a computer programmer for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville. He and his wife bought the family farm from his mother and he enjoyed raising soybeans, corn and beef cattle. He was a proud and faithful member of the Schmidlap Masonic Lodge No. 408 F. & A.M., Murat Shrine and Scottish Rite. He was a member of Kent United Methodist Church where he had served as treasurer and also served on the Kent Water Board for many years. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, making syrup from his own maple trees, raising a large garden, where he grew his famous tomatoes. He loved sports, especially IU basketball, and being with his family. He and his wife moved to Shelbyville to be near their daughter and attended the Centenary United Methodist Church there.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years; a son, William “Greg” Kaag of Stafford, Virginia; his daughters, Deborah “Debbie” Schappert of Chesapeake, Virginia and Kathryn “Kathy” Woods of Bagdad, Kentucky; and five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Kaag, and his sisters, Dorothy Gray and Norma Nichols.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the Great Lakes United States Naval Ceremonial Unit at the funeral home with Military Honors to follow at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kent United Methodist Church, the Schmidlap Masonic Lodge No. 407 F. & A.M. or Hosparus. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Arthur Scully

Arthur Wayne “Art” Scully, 47, of Deputy, Indiana, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts.

He was born Oct. 19, 1972, in Madison, Indiana, to Ray and Marilyn Louise Smith Scully. He was raised in Deputy and was a 1991 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He began his working career in the foundry business at Golden Foundry in Columbus, Indiana. He later worked 17 years at North Vernon Industrial Company in the Melt Shop and as a supervisor. He had worked the past two and a half years with Industrial Demolition as an operator and was currently working in Massachusetts at the time of his death. He enjoyed learning to play the guitar, being with his family and playing video games.

He had married Stacy Runge in 1995 and had a son. He later married Rebecca “Becky” Weaver in 2001 and they had two daughters and a son.

Survivors include his parents, of Deputy, Indiana; his daughters, Briana Scully and Raeanne Scully, both of La Grange, Kentucky; his son, Phillip Wayne Scully of La Grange, Kentucky; a brother, Doug Scully of Deputy; and several aunts and uncles, great aunts and a great uncle and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his son, Hunter Ray Scully, in 1996, his grandparents and five aunts and an uncle.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Lick Branch Cemetery in Deputy. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Art Scully Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com