Charles Chism

Charles Wilmer “C.W.” Chism, 75, of Madison died Monday, March 25, 2019, at his home.

He was born May 26, 1943, in Wolf Creek, Kentucky, to Wilmer Allen and Eula Mae Chism. He was a 1961 graduate of Meade County High School in Brandenburg, Kentucky. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and science from Western Kentucky University. He earned a master’s degree from Indiana University. He was raised in Wolf Creek and lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for five years then moved to Madison in 1969. He was an X-ray technician for 45 years, first at Bowling Green Warren County Hospital and then at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. He was a science teacher at Madison Consolidated Junior High School for 33 years. He worked with King’s Daughters’ Hospital to start a radiology technology school and taught there for 20 years. He worked as a funeral service associate with Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre for 12 years until he retired. He held memberships with the Indiana State Teachers Association, the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling and spending time with his sons and with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Roye Ann Lower Chism of Madison; two sons, Greg Chism of Middleton, Wisconsin, and Kirk Chism of Madison; one brother, Larry Wayne Chism of Langston, Alabama; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Shirley Sue Chism, and Connie Lynn Chism.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund or Jefferson County Red Cross. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Lily Ellis

Lily I. Ellis, 87, of North Vernon, Indiana, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Majestic Health Care Center in North Vernon.

She was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Anderson, Indiana, to Dewey and Sarah Ellen Girt Meeker. She was a 1949 graduate of North Vernon High School and was a minster for 60 years, preaching at the Church of God in Nebraska and Madison. She had also worked for I.T.T. Thompson and Arvin’s in North Vernon. She was a member of Nebraska Church of God and enjoyed ministry and visiting with friends and family.

She is survived by one brother, Virgil Meeker of North Vernon; and one grandson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Nebraska Church of God in Jennings County. Burial will follow in Otter Creek Cemetery in Jennings County.

Visitation will be at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Friday one hour before the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations through the funeral home to Nebraska Church of God.



Carol Meadows

Carol Denise Bilz Meadows, 64, of Madison died Sunday, March 24, 2019, at her companion’s home at Sandy Beach near Brooksburg, Indiana.

She was born Oct. 29, 1954. in Madison, to Francis M. Jr. and Rachel Louise Robbins Bilz. She lived most of her life in Madison and attended Madison Consolidated High School. She worked early in life for the U.S. Shoe Corp. and the Madison State Hospital. She had last worked for Tower Manufacturing until she became disabled. She was of the Christian faith and was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post No. 9 Auxiliary. She loved to play bingo, bunco and to socialize at the Legion and hang out with all her friends at Sandy Beach.

She is survived by her companion, Glen Watson of Brooksburg; one daughter, Chandra Lynn Raisor of Madison; one son, Cory Lee Meadows of Madison; one stepson, Joey Meadows of Carrollton, Kentucky; one sister, Bev Reece of Madison; two brothers, Bill Bilz of Madison and Wayne McGuire of Hanover; two grandsons; one great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her her parents; one brother, Robert Edward “Eddie” Bilz, who died Jan. 13, 1999; and one grandson, Derrick Robert Turner.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at a later date in Springdale Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carol Meadows Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Debbie Shelton

Deborah Jean “Debbie” Hamilton McCleery Shelton, 62, of Madison died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born March 14, 1957, in Madison, to Philip Lloyd and Patricia Pauline Graves Hamilton. She lived in Madison most her life and graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1975. She graduated from Indiana Business College in Columbus, Indiana, in 1985. She had worked at Hanover Community Preschool for two years, King’s Daughters’ Hospital in medical records for five years and the Madison Courier for three years in the delivery and circulation section. She was a member of Brushy Fork Baptist Church and was raised and attended North Madison Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, sewing and hiking.

She is survived by three daughters, Tiffany McCleery of Fortville, Indiana, Melissa Guzzo and Allison Shelton, both of Madison; her godson, Josh Mitchell of Fortville, Indiana; two grandchildren; three uncles; one aunt; and several cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Rollin Dean McCleery; her second husband, Jackie Warren Shelton; her parents; and one brother, David Hamilton, who died August 1, 1992.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Gater Cemetery in Little York, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 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.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Mary Starks

Mary Jean “Jeanie” Starks, 70, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Feb. 22, 1949, in Carrollton, to Henry Fegett and Hazel Bale Fegett. She had worked in building maintenance and cleaning for several years for Tri-State Cleaning Co. She was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Prestonville, Kentucky. She enjoyed watching wrestling and Days of Our Lives.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeannette Anglemyer and Robin Turner, both of Madison; one son, Jason Turner of Madison; one sister, Etta Johnson of Carrollton; one half-sister, Ernestine Lewellyn of Danville, Illinois; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tracie Handlon; her parents; four sisters, Dorothy Miller, Beulah Mae Rosell, Lynn Edwards and Judy Fegett.

There will be a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday at Calvary Full Gospel Church in Prestonville. Cremation has been chosen by the family.

Visitation will be at the church Friday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Arrangements are entrusted with the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.