Michael Brierly

Michael Joseph Brierly, 48, of Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Kings Daughter’s Health in Madison, Indiana.

He was born Jan. 18, 1971, to Robert Joseph Brierly and Linda Temple Huff. He loved his family, loved a good joke and had a quick comeback to any comment he didn’t agree with. He enjoyed watching movies and TV, especially Jeopardy, and would compete victoriously against the other contestants. He was also known to have a shot of whiskey now and then and was quite the prankster. He was proud of his daughters and his grandchildren and couldn’t help but smile when their names were mentioned.

Survivors include his mother; daughters, Matasha Uribe of Prestonburg, Kentucky, and Megan Chaffins of Paintsville, Kentucky; a sister, Melissa Brierly Kandall of Milton, and six grandchildren and many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Gregory Allen Brierly, and an infant granddaughter, Kylie Chaffins.

Cremation was chosen. Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford Kentucky is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolence may be made at www.ransdellfuneral.com

Betty Cox

Betty Jean Smith Cox, 92, of Madison, Indiana, and formerly of Franklin, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at her home in Madison.

She was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Franklin to Otto C. Smith Sr. and Hazel Marie Mitchell Smith. She was a 1945 graduate of Franklin High School and married George B. Cox in 1946. They had one daughter and settled south of Franklin where they farmed together all their life. She raised chickens and sold eggs throughout the Shiloh Community and they owned Maynard’s Mums for several years. She enjoyed talking to everyone who came to buy flowers and vegetables. After her husband died in 1983 she worked in the cafeteria at Needham Elementary School. She was a long-time and faithful member of Shiloh Community Church where she joyfully served where she was needed. She moved to Madison in 1997 to be closer to her family and enjoyed worshipping in several area Baptist churches as long as her health permitted. She was a member of RSVP and especially enjoyed making baby hats for newborns at King’s Daughters’ Hospital and sock monkeys for many young children. She loved being outside mowing her lawn, growing flowers and vegetables, working jigsaw puzzles, quilting and being with her family. She lived each day by her personal motto “Busy people are happy people.”

Survivors include a daughter, Ann DeMoss of Madison; a grandson, Justin DeMoss of Loveland, Ohio; a granddaughter, Katie DeMoss Dankel of Erlanger, Kentucky; her brother, Les Smith of North Little Rock, Arkansas; and four great-grandchildren, other relatives and close friend Wilma Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers Otto C. Smith Jr. and Walter Smith.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the Shiloh Community Church in Franklin with interment at Second Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Franklin.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, Indiana, and from 11 a.m. until services Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Community Church or Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Health.

Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Shirley Emanuel

Shirley Jane Emanuel, 90, of Hanover, Indiana and formerly of Fulton, Missouri, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2019 at her home.

She was born June 9, 1929 in Odessa, Missouri, to William White and Lola White. She was married to Robert “Bob” Emanuel on Aug. 12, 1950 and they had four sons. She lived in Odessa until she and her husband moved to Fulton in 1961 and worked alongside her husband at Bob’s Shoe Repair until they sold the business. She was an excellent homemaker and very active with the Boy Scouts for nearly 20 years. Every child she encountered was loved and treated like her own, and many of the Boy Scouts considered her a second mother. She resided in the same house in Fulton for more than 50 years and loved her home and was famous for her beautiful Christmas decorations.

After suffering a stroke in 2015, she moved to Hanover to live with her son Allen and his wife Linda. She loved to dress up and have her hair and nails done and always added a little bling. In June she celebrated her 90th birthday with a party surrounded by many family members and friends.

Survivors include her sons, Donald D. Emanuel and Allen W. Emanuel, both of Hanover, and Dennis R. Emanuel of Fulton; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a beloved niece, Joyce Hoffman of Odessa, with whom she shared a very special bond.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, William “Will” Emanuel; a brother, John L. White; and two sisters, Vera Gully and Mary Wakeman.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at the Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with burial beside her husband at Hillcrest Cemetery there. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.

Memorial donations are suggested to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Foundation, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

Larry Graves

Larry Herbert Graves, 78, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Water’s of Clifty Falls in Madison.

He was born Dec. 24, 1940 in Madison to Herbert Link and Bertha Niccum Graves. He was raised in Madison and was a 1957 graduate of Madison High School. He received a bachelor’s in education from Indiana State and then taught Algebra at the college for three years. He was married to Judith Lynn Hall on May 27, 1962 at the St. John’s United Church of Christ in downtown Madison and the had a son and a daughter. He worked for Grote Industries as a maintenance electrician retiring in 2005.

He and his wife resided in Port Charlotte, Florida, for 13 years and owned and operated the Fish and Tackle Shop. He also worked for Electrical Supply Company in Port Charlotte. They moved back to Madison in 1995 where he held memberships in the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and the Kent Christian Church. He loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren and all the time they spent with him. He enjoyed farming, gardening, tinkering in his barn, hunting deer and fishing in Florida.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years; son Jonathan Graves of Scottsburg, Indiana; daughter Terri Whisman of Madison; and five grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; great grandsons Hayden Matthew Whisman and Damian Whisman; brothers George Graves, Richard Graves and Noble Graves; and sisters Laura Kathryn Jones, Sudonna Gross, Dorothy Craig, Barbara Schiphorst, Patricia Sachleben and Virginia Reeves.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will be private in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Geraldine Humphrey

Geraldine Banta Humphrey, 90, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at her home in Madison.

She was born Jan. 7, 1929 in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Chester and Edith Florence Brindley Banta. She was a 1946 graduate of Vevay High School and was married to Charles Samuel Humphrey on Nov. 28, 1947 in Madison. They had two daughters, she worked early on at the U.S. Shoe Factory for five years and later as a housekeeper and maid at both the Key West Shrimp House and Hanover College. She was a member of the West Madison United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing, rug-making and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years; daughters Suetta Zimmerman and Sheila Crum, both of Madison; a sister, Stella Mae Peters of near East Enterprise, Indiana; and four grandchildren, 11-great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Graham E. Banta in 1996, Loren Albert Banta in 2007, Everett Ray “Dutch” Banta in 2008 and Paul V. Banta in 1936; and sisters Wilma Nadene Bramier in 1999 and Pauline Marie Lewis in 2018.

Funeral services will 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, in Madison, with interment to follow in cemetery there. Friends may visit Monday from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Maj. Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Honor Guard or the Kosair Children’s Hospital. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences. www.morgan-nay.com

Kenneth McKeand

Kenneth W. McKeand, 67, of Warsaw, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana.

He was born April 5, 1952 in Madison, Indiana, to Kenneth A. and Anna Louise Richey McKeand and graduated from Madison High School in 1970. He married Priscilla Miller in 1972 and was owner of The Optician for 20 years and worked as an optician for The Spectacle Shoppe in Warsaw for seven years. He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Atwood, Indiana.

Survivors include his wife; sons Christopher McKeand of Warsaw and Nathan McKeand of Plymouth, Indiana; a brother, Charles McKeand of Norman, Indiana, and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel in Warsaw with the funeral service starting at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. To sign the guestbook or send a condolence, go to www.mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com

Donna-Michelle Mitchell

Donna-Michelle Hawkins Mitchell, 51, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Wilbur Poling

Wilbur “Dale” Poling, 59, of near Quercus Grove, Indiana, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

He was born April 2, 1960, in Madison, Indiana, to Wilbur E. “Webb” and Linda L. Green Poling. He grew up in Switzerland County, Indiana, and was a 1978 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. In 1979 he was employed in maintenance for the Indiana Department of Transportation for the Aberdeen Unit, retiring in 2016 after 37 years. He enjoyed playing softball, rabbit hunting, basketball — especially IU — and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his mother, Linda L. Green Poling, of near Quercus Grove; brothers Michael R. Poling of near Quercus Grove and Steven G. Poling of Patriot, Indiana; two nieces, several great-great-nieces and a great-nephew and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father in 2002.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Carol Springer

Carol Dean Toole Springer, 89, of Mt. Sterling, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.

She was born March 28, 1930, in Cincinnati to Garland Hugh and Gertrude Virginia Edwards Toole. She grew up in Cincinnati and attended high school there. She was married to Donald Springer in 1951 and they had four daughters and seven sons. She had lived in the Switzerland County community since 1972, was employed by US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, retiring after nine years, and was a member of the Plum Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Gary Springer of Lamb, Indiana, Donald Timothy Springer, Kenny Springer, Thomas Springer and Joseph Springer, all of Vevay, and Douglas Springer of Osgood, Indiana; daughters Donna Jo Nelson and Colleen Cox, both of Cincinnati, and Rebecca Carol Meyer and Deborah Springer, both of Vevay; a sister, Joan Ellen Lee of Georgetown, Kentucky, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Larry and Jerry Toole and a sister, Roselyn Munson.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Nov, 15, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Daniel Starker

Daniel Starker, 72, of Rising Sun, Indiana, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at his daughter’s residence in Patriot, Indiana. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana.

Gene Wells

Gene Wells, 88, of Charlestown, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at River Crossing Assisted Living in Charlestown. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel in Hanover, Indiana.