Dennis Barbeau

Dennis Raymond Barbeau, 70, of Madison died Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

He was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Redbud, Illinois, to Clarence Joseph and Elizabeth Jean McKnight Barbeau. He graduated from Redbud High School in 1967 and then attended ITT Tech in Indianapolis, where he graduated in 1969 after majoring in engineering and architecture. He later received an MBA from the University of Illinois. After graduation, he moved to Madison and began working at Clifty Engineering. He later moved to Rochester, New Hampshire, where he and his wife owned Realty World Real Estate Agency. He also worked for Learjet in Perryville, Missouri, and Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. He worked for General Electric as a program engineer for 10 years. He had worked at the Cleveland plant in the lighting division, the Pennsylvania plant in the oil and gas division, and later at the Louisville plant at Appliance Park. In 2000, he moved back to Madison, and began working at Armor Metal Group in Madison and then in Mason, Ohio. He then went back to General Electric and worked at the Louisville plant at Appliance Park and later returned to work as a contract employee at Grote Industries. He was a member of Madison Elks Lodge No. 524 and the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765. He also was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. He enjoyed camping, hunting, square dancing and being a pilot. He had owned three different planes in his lifetime. He was a meticulous man who wanted to make sure everything was done in the proper way.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Jane Stewart Barbeau of Madison; three daughters, Ginny Hardwick and Jacqueline Beth Shelton, both of Madison, and Dawn Michelle Gormely of Chicago; one sister, Karen Moore of Waterloo, Illinois; five brothers, David Barbeau of Waterloo, Ronnie Barbeau of Redbud, Terry Barbeau and Bobby Barbeau, both of Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois, and Tim Barbeau of St. Louis; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be a Funeral Mass of Christian burial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

The rosary will be prayed Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral homes and at the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Samantha Boyer

Samantha Marie “Sam” Boyer, 28, of Vevay, Indiana, died Saturday, May 18, 2019, from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident on I-74 in Shelby County, Indiana.

She was born June 27, 1990, in Long Beach, California, to Tina Marie Boyer McCray and Kevin Roy Rice. She grew up in Vevay, Indiana, and was a 2009 graduate of Switzerland County High School. She enjoyed crafts, coloring and spending time with her children. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.

She is survived by her mother and step-father, Tina Marie Boyer and Michael McCray of Vevay; her father, Kevin Roy Rice of Indianapolis; her children, Isabella “Bella” Marie Elaine Couch and Olive Kathleen Singleton, both of Madison, Indiana, and Thomas Jene Majors of Mt. Sterling, Indiana; her maternal grandmother, Delores Elain “Dee” Charnell Boyer of Vevay; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

A Celebration of Samantha’s Life will be Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church.

Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Michael Beatty

Michael Ray “Mike” Beatty, 60, of Florence, Indiana, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Mercy Health West in Cincinnati.

He was born Jan. 23, 1959, in Milan, Indiana, to Ray Francis and Lucy Ellen (Niccum) Beatty. He grew up in Switzerland County and graduated from Switzerland County High School. He was as a room technician for Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana, where he retired after 17 years. He was a member of the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana, and was a former member of the Florence Masonic Lodge No.27. He will be remembered for his love of hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, JoKay (Sullivan) Beatty of Florence, and one sister, Donna Mink of Florence.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Ray “Mike” Beatty Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Melvin Collins

Melvin “Mel” Collins, 69, died Monday, May 20, 2019, at his home in Indianapolis.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1949, in Perry County, Kentucky, to Alfred and Cleda Mae Collins.

When he was 3 years old, his family moved to Indiana and settled in the Deputy, Indiana, area where he attended school. He graduated from Deputy High School in 1967. He was Valedictorian and President of his graduating class. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington and later in Indianapolis, where he graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1974. He practiced dentistry for 31 years in Indianapolis. He especially enjoyed working with young children as patients. After retiring from dentistry, he scored school achievement tests for companies in Indianapolis that relied on his knowledge of science and mathematics and his writing skills. He enjoyed reading, including everything from the Indianapolis Star to historical fiction and all in between. He loved gardening and cooking and always looked forward to preparing Thanksgiving dinner with his sister for the family. He enjoyed movies, music, theater, sports and travel. He followed IU basketball and football as well as the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers.

He is survived by two brothers, Lonnie Collins and Ronnie Collins, both of Madison, Indiana; one sister, Wanda Dailey of Crothersville, Indiana; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives. He will also be dearly missed by his extensive Indianapolis “ family of friends.”

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial tributes be made to the Deputy Volunteer Fire Company for its rebuilding fund in care of Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

There will be a Memorial Gathering Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net

Joe Davis

Joe D. Davis, 93, of Madison died May 21, 2019, at King’s Daughter’s Hospital.

He was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Sturgis, Kentucky, to Joe Forrest and Bernice Drury Davis. He grew up on his family farm in Clay, Kentucky, graduated from Clay High School and continued to University of Kentucky for an agriculture degree. In 1945, he was inducted into the U.S. Army as a Technician 4th grade, Troop B, 22ndConstabulary Squadron, where he served his country proudly. He found great pride in telling stories of his time in the military, especially while he stood guard duty on the German and Russian borders. He worked about 30 years as the Agricultural Extension Agent for Jefferson and Orange counties in Indiana. After retiring he worked at Walmart in the lawn and garden department. He was a devoted member of Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Milton, Kentucky, serving as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and, along with his wife, as Youth Sponsors. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, making wooden airplanes, pictures, crafts and small homemade furniture.

He is survived by his wife, Delores Imogene Melton Davis of Madison; one daughter, Cathy Davis Ellis of Bedford, Kentucky; one son, Joe Dee Davis of Madison; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister Norma Marshall.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Milton. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery with the U.S. Army presenting the flag and the Major Samuel Woodfill American Legion Post #9 of Madison of presenting the 21-gun salute.

Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 5 p.m. until 9 a.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mt. Byrd Christian Church. Envelopes will be made available at the church.

Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Kentucky, is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at ransdellfuneral.com

Helen Homberger

Helen Richey Homberger, 61, of New Albany, Indiana, died Monday, May 20, 2019.

She was born June 27, 1957, in Foley, Alabama, to Ralph G. Richey and Agnes Richey. She was a loving mother and was devoted to her family. She will be remembered for her caring heart.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas Homberger; one son, Derek Homberger; one daughter, Abbie Homberger; her mother; one brother, Wayne Richey; one granddaughter and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of another granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at Newcomer Cremations, Funeral & Receptions in New Albany, Indiana.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences can be sent at NewcomerKentuckiana.com

Marcile Lee

Marcile E. “Millie” Lee, 90, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Monroe County Hospital in Bloomington.

She was born July 12, 1928, in Whitney County, Indiana, to Erie R. and Ella M. Buttoner Watson. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in cosmetology school. She worked in Denver, Colorado, and then moved to Alaska. She worked at the former Reliance Electric Company in Madison for 13 years while farming, raising catfish and growing tobacco. She formerly owned and operated the Lee Arms Apartments in Indianapolis. She retired to Anacortes, Washington, for 20 years, and enjoyed looking at the San Juan Islands. She was always a tour guide for visiting family and friends. She never retired from traveling the 50 states and several countries in Europe, and for the past 10 years, lived with her daughter in Bloomington.

She is survived by one daughter, Trish Lee of Bloomington; four sons, Michael Lee of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Paul Lee of Bloomington, Ed Lee of Spokane, Washington, and Rick Lee of Madison; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Virginia Vealey and Leona Watson; and one son, Jim Lee, who died Sept. 3, 2018.

There will be a celebration of life service at noon Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the family home, 7161 South Ketcham Road, Bloomington. There will be horse rides for the little kids and a short trail ride for bigger kids, along with a hog roast for everyone. Friends are encouraged to take a covered dish and join the family at that time.

Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, 117 Holt Drive, Madison, is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Darren Patton

Darren Deon Patton, 56, of Dupont died Saturday, May 18, 2019, at his home.

He was born July 13, 1962, in Seymour, Indiana, to Hunter W. and Victoria L. Phillips Patton. He attended Dupont Elementary, Madison Consolidated High School and Patriot Truck Driving School. He was an over-the-road trucker for Mount Trucking in Columbus for 10 years and drove a dump truck for numerous companies, including CTI, St. John Trucking and Lee’s. He also worked several years for Erler’s Industries. He played guitar and sang in numerous bands in the North Vernon, Madison and Scottsburg area. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and computer games. He loved spending time with his grandson.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Patton; one son, Tim Patton of Franklin, Indiana; two daughters, Victoria Seaborn of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Emily Patton of Knoxville, Tennessee; one brother, William L. Patton of Kentucky; two sisters, Vickie Loyd of Indianapolis, and Mary Ruth Cheesebrew of Georgia; two grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Hunter Dean Patton; and one sister, Donna Mae DeBaun.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon, Indiana. Burial will follow in Dupont Cemetery.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations for help with expenses or a covered dish for the celebration of life gathering immediately following the committal service at the Dupont Firehouse in Dupont.

Joy Turner

Joy Lynn Turner, 42, of Hanover died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at her home.

She was born March 17, 1977, in Carroll County, Kentucky, to Douglas L. and Donna L. Cozart Turner. She grew up in Carroll County and graduated from Carroll County High School. She attended Northern Kentucky University. She worked for Arvin Sango in production for 19 years and had lived in Hanover the past 20 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She enjoyed the races at Kentucky Speedway, playing tennis, watching UK Basketball, bird watching, feeding the squirrels and was an avid traveler. She was a devoted mom, loving daughter and sister. She enjoyed her friends and so appreciated their visits through her battle with cancer.

She is survived by three daughters, Sarah Beth Willhite, Ashley Willhite and Samantha Willhite, all of Hanover; her parents; one brother, Chris Turner of Georgetown, Kentucky; one niece; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers and one uncle.

There will be a Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Friday from 11 a.m until 1:30 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Sarah Beth’s Education Fund, American Cancer Society or St. Jude. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Michael Wilhelm

Michael Lee Wilhelm, 69, of Madison died Monday, May 20, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born June 21, 1949, in Madison, to Paul Lee and Margaret Ringwald Wilhelm. He grew up in Madison and went to Central Elementary School and was a 1967 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He then attended Indiana Central College in Indianapolis, Indiana. While in high school he enjoyed playing in his own band and would play at different places around town and his instrument of choice was the trumpet. He worked early in life as a manager at the Hereford Lounge and then as a Prudential Insurance agent in Madison. He then began a career in restaurant management having worked in Massachusetts, Detroit, Michigan, Nashville, Tennessee, Indianapolis, Indiana and Daytona, Florida. He then went to work for Walmart help setting up new area Walmart’s and working in sporting goods retiring in 2014. He had lived back in Madison since 1984 and was an avid outdoors man, fishing, hunting, cooking, avid IU fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed attending his nephews sporting events as they went through school. In death, he gave life to others by becoming an organ donor.

He is survived by one brother, Mark Wilhelm of Plainfield, Indiana; two nephews and two cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepfather, Charles D. “Deb” Loos.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The Indiana Donor Network. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Donald Yocum

Donald Clay Yocum, 54, of Carrollton Kentucky, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

He was born Jan. 31, 1965, in Covington, Kentucky, to Donald Ryan Yocum and Beverly June Smith Yocum. He was a 1984 graduate of Carroll County High School and was of the Baptist faith and attended First Baptist Church of Carrollton. He had served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp. He had formerly worked for Sabatossa Foods in Florence, Kentucky as a bakery lead-line supervisor. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the National Wild Turkey Foundation. He was a family man and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by by his wife Tracy Yvonne Eaves Yocum of Carrollton, Kentucky; two daughters, Megan Perkins of Carrollton and Brittany Yocum of Florence, Kentucky; two brothers, Michael Ryan Yocum of Lexington, Kentucky, and Christopher James Yocum of New Salisbury, Indiana; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Lisa Yocum.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Baxter’s Bunch of the Masonic Home of Shelbyville in care of the funeral home.