Mary Adams

Mary Frances Wirth Adams, 86, of Anderson, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital Anderson.

She was born Nov. 2, 1932, in Lawrence County, Illinois, to William Thomas and Margaret McCool Wirth. She was a graduate of Henderson High School in Kentucky and worked for 33 years for Madison County Abstract and Title, retiring in 1996 as vice president. She was a member of Redeemer Baptist Church in Anderson. She sold Avon for several years and was a member of the Home Economics Club and had also worked at JCPenney.

She is survived by five daughters, Patricia “Pat” Storm of Middletown, Indiana, Cynthia “Cindy” Traylor of Hanover, Pamela “Pam” Stafford and Carolyn Glover, both of Anderson, and Marilyn Roehr of Marion, Indiana; 15 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Charlie” Adams, whom she married August 7, 1949; her parents; and one sister, Allene Sheets.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Baptist Church in Anderson. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Rozelle Johnson Funeral Service in Anderson Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour before the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Redeemer Baptist Church.

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Dana Morecraft

Dana Jan Morecraft, 69, of Madison died Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born May 19, 1949, in Watseka, Illinois, to Herbert “Jack” and Olive Ann Cox Morecraft. He attended Watseka High School and worked as a utility mechanic at Uniroyal. He was inducted into the U.S. Army April 20, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. He rose to the rank of Specialist Four serving in the 10th Transportation Battalion and had served in the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was honorably discharged Feb. 27, 1980, at Fort Riley, Kansas, as a Staff Sergeant E-6 with the First Calvary Platoon, receiving the National Defense Service Medal (2), the Good Conduct Medal (2) and the Air Assault Badge. He received his associate degree at Central Texas College and his certification in computer skills from Ivy Tech. After his time in the military, he chose to work at The Madison Courier as a circulation manager. He then moved on to the Jefferson Proving Ground working there from 1982 from 1993. When the Proving Ground was closed he relocated to U.S. Logistic Base Marine Corp. In Albany, Georgia, from 1993 until 2000 until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and reading. He loved watching current events and old westerns. He was a member of Ryker’s Ridge Baptist Church and a past member of Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Garren Morecraft of Madison, whom he married June 2, 2002; two stepsons, David Paul Walker of New York, Timothy Charles Powers of Florida; one brother, Dennis Morecraft of Wilmington, Illinois; one sister, Susan Craig of Madison; two step-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Shawn Morecraft; one stepson, Christopher Theodore Walker; his parents; and one niece.

There is a celebration of life at 1 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from noon until the service.

A final salute will be at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with full military honors to follow at the cemetery chapel conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Dana J. Morecraft Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Carole Sloan

Carole Yater Sloan, 80, of Madison died Monday, April 22, 2019, at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born Feb. 27, 1939, in Madison, to Melvin James and Martha Madge Oldaker Yater. In 1957, she graduated from Madison High School, where she was a Custer Oratorical Contest winner; class officer; and a member of the band, Girls’ Athletic Association, Sunshine Club and the Honor Society. She was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at Hanover College from which she graduated in 1961. She received her master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University Southeast in 1971. She began her teaching career in Martinsville, Indiana, before returning to Madison, where she taught at E.O. Muncie. She then stayed home with her children for several years before working at the optometry office of her husband, Dr. David Weeks Sloan. Returning to education she taught for 20 years at Southwestern Elementary in Hanover. As a child, she attended Trinity United Methodist and Madison Presbyterian churches. Later she became a member of Christ Episcopal Church, where she was an involved parishioner, serving on the Vestry and Altar Guild. In 1974, She and her husband went on a Volunteer Optometrist in Service to Humanity mission trip to Haiti to provide examinations and glasses. Together they also participated in the Madison Ulster Project and traveled to Ireland in 2005 to attend its international conference. She was involved in several other community organizations including Hanover Chapter 525 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Tri Kappa Women’s Sorority, Indiana Teachers’ Association, Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association, and Historic Madison Inc. She was active in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts as a leader. She served as a docent for Historic Madison, Inc. She was also host mother to six exchange students from four countries: Horacio, Johanna, Sandra, Sara, Rocio, and Jan. She was an avid reader, card player, theater lover, world traveler, IU basketball fan and lover of fine wine.

She is survived by her children: Sheila Butler of Bloomington, Indiana, Eric Prime and Shelli Anderson, both of Bargersville, Indiana, and Shannon Dattilo of Madison; 12 grandchildren; her “sister” cousin, Sarah Jane Green of Hanover; and several other cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 2013; and her parents.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019, Christ Episcopal Church. Inurnment will follow immediately afterward at the church columbarium.

Visitation will be at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, Friday, May 17, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The Hanover Chapter 525 of the Order of the Eastern Star will honor Carole with a special ceremony at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Jefferson County Public Library or The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.

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