Thomas Allen

Thomas W. Allen, 66, of Edwardsburg, Michigan, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his home.

He was born Sept. 25, 1952, in Chicago to Warren and Mary E. Boles Allen. He was a graduate of Evergreen Park High School. He attended the University of Illinois in Chicago and was a 1975 graduate of the University of Arizona. He married Mary Myer Raney on Jan. 3, 1981. He worked as a nuclear scientist from 1976 to 2018. During that time he was employed with Marble Hill; Entergy in Covert, Michigan, and American Electric Power in Bridgeman, Michigan. He was a big fan of Ohio State and the Chicago Bears. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed the many family outings they had together. He was a member of the St. David Episcopal Church in Elkhart, Indiana, and the American Nuclear Society.

He is survived by his wife; his step-father, Harold Dalzell of Palos Heights, Illinois; two sons, Michael Raney II of Westerville, Ohio and Curtis A. Raney of Alsip, Illinois; two grandchildren; one step-brother, Richard Dalzell of Alsip, Illinois; one step-sister, Barb Marten of Katy, Texas; and other relatives.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. at the Christ Episcopal Church in Madison. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorials may be given to the St. David Episcopal Church or the New Marion Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

Sharon Hunt

Sharon Jane Wallace Hunt, 70, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. in Warsaw, Kentucky.

She was born June 16, 1948, in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, to Norbert “Grubby” Grobmeier and Marjorie Duncan Grobmeier. She was a 1966 graduate of Carroll County High School and graduated from Bryant & Stratton College with a business degree. She had worked for the former Arvin Meritor Factory in Carrollton for more than 30 years as an accountant. She was a faithful member of Carrollton United Methodist Church, where she had served in several roles over the years, including church secretary, treasurer, librarian, nursery coordinator and cantata coordinator. She had also participated in the Ruth Circle at the church.

She is survived by two daughters, Rachel Heacock of Citronelle, Alabama, and Sara Clifton of Carrollton; three sisters, Charlotte Dunavent and Ann McIntosh, both of Warsaw, Kentucky, and Diane Hornbeck of Paris, Kentucky; two brothers, Ronald “Ronnie” Grobmeier of Louisville and David Grobmeier of Livermore, California; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary R. Hunt, who died May 4, 1998, and her parents.

The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Carrollton United Methodist Church. A private burial will follow in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation will be at the church Monday from 5 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expense.

Tom Joyce

Thomas Keith “Tom” Joyce, 78, of Sellersburg, Indiana, formerly of Dupont, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at his home.

He was born August 15, 1940, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to James W. and Audra B. Swafford Joyce. He was raised near Dupont and was a 1958 graduate of Dupont High School. While in high school he was a forward on the basketball team and played first base and pitched for the baseball team. He worked as a supervisor and technology director for Sara Lee Bakery, retiring after 41 years of service. He always stayed busy so he also drove for Jim O’Neil Ford in Sellersburg, Life Spring and Westminister Village. He had been a member of Sertoma Club, Teamster’s Local 89 and the Sellersburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed going to the Shepherdsville Country Show every weekend. He was an avid sports fanatic, following the Cincinnati Reds, Indiana University and the Cincinnati Bengals. He lived the past 45 years in Sellersburg but enjoyed his trips back to Madison and Dupont. He was a devoted husband, loving dad and papaw. He would help anyone in his quiet unassuming nature.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna Lee Bodem Joyce of Sellersburg, whom he married July 11, 1959; two daughters, Terri Lee Williams of Charlestown, Indiana, and Jacquelyn “Jill” Lucas of Sellersburg, Indiana; one brother, John Scully of Dupont; one sister, Janice Moffitt of Loogootee, Indiana; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one niece; two nephews; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Jovonda Haines.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Sellersburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Carolyn Lewis

Carolyn Sue Lewis, 65, of Deputy, Indiana. died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Alice Storey

Alice Taylor Tam Storey, 86, of West Lafayette, Indiana, and Madison died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Madison.

She was born June 10, 1932, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Richard B. and Dorothy Klumpp Taylor. She was a 1950 graduate of West Lafayette High School. She attended DePauw University, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education from Purdue University, where she also completed her sixth-year program. She was a committed educator and began her elementary teaching career in a parochial school in Lafayette. She took a sabbatical to care for her children and returned to teaching in 1969 with the West Lafayette School Corp. She taught fourth grade at Burtsfield Elementary School and later Happy Hollow Elementary School until her retirement in 1997. She loved her students, her fellow teachers and her administrators, each and every year of her career. After her retirement, she continued her education by attending the University of Cambridge International Summer School in 2001 and 2002. She also participated in church mission trips to foreign countries where she volunteered to teach the children. She was active in civic organizations and was a member of the Delta Eta chapter of Tri-Kappa philanthropic sorority. It was during Kappa Kapers, a fundraising musical event, that she met her first husband, Robert J. “Bob” Tam, who was a tenor soloist and Hall of Fame member of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. She and Bob were married on June 28, 1958, and they had one son and one daughter. She was also a world traveler. She visited many foreign countries and several places in the United States. It was during one of her trips to the Lake District in England that she met her second husband, Malcolm Storey, a proprietor of a bed and breakfast in Cumbria. She and Malcolm were married on Dec. 24, 1993, and enjoyed many exciting adventures together both at home and abroad. She volunteered at the West Lafayette Public Library and Habitat for Humanity for several years. She was a member of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Group and the Lafayette Tennis Club. She enjoyed attending performances by the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Chorale Singers, the Lafayette Chamber Singers and the Purdue Varsity Glee Club. She loved to play tennis, read, travel and spend time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Brian Tam of Suwanee, Georgia; one daughter, Alison Frazier of Dupont; one sister, Anne Howard of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; one brother, Stephen B. Taylor of Metter, Georgia; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Tam, who died Dec. 26, 1972; her second husband, Malcolm Storey, who died March 28, 1999; and her parents.

There will be a celebration of life at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Soller-Baker Funeral Home in West Lafayette. Burial will follow in Tippecanoe Memorial Gardens in West Lafayette.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the West Lafayette Public Library, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are being made through Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

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Tom Vande Water

Thomas James “Tom” Vande Water, 65, of Madison died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami.

He was born April 4, 1953, in Moline, Illinois, to Harold August and Frances J. Gremonprez Vande Water. In November 1958, his family moved to Madison, where his father became the maintenance superintendent with the newly formed Rex Chainbelt. The family became members of St. Patrick Catholic Church, now Prince of Peace Parish. He graduated from Shawe Memorial High School in 1971. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Kring. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1971 and rose to the rank of Spec 5 serving as a FAAR radar technician at the end of the Vietnam War era. He was honorably discharged in 1975. He returned to Madison and worked at the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation and at Dow Corning for 28 years, retiring as the Distributed Control Systems Specialist/Master Technician. He then started his own company, Control Conversions. This allowed him to be self-employed and work on projects as he chose. This was a blessing, as it allowed him to travel with his wife and to share their mutual love of golfing. He loved golfing, biking and anything in nature and the outdoors. He was a faithful member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and was a great supporter of Pope John and Shawe Catholic Schools. He also was very active in scouting and operated the Louis Ernst Boy Scout Camp near Dupont from 1975 to 1982. He always gave the best he had to offer, whether it was a financial need, community service or a silent gift. In keeping with his giving nature he chose to give life and signed his driver’s license to be an organ donor. He suffered a devastating brain aneurysm while on vacation in Key West with his wife, Sharon. In keeping with his wishes his death has saved the lives of three other individuals. His love and giving heart will be missed, but his legacy lives on.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Kring Vande Water of Madison, whom he married Sept. 9, 1972; one son, Ryan Vande Water of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two daughters, Kristen Vande Water Hamilton of Manville, Indiana, and Meghan Vande Water Teske of Westminster, Colorado; five brothers, John Vande Water of Leonardtown, Maryland, Richard Vande Water of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, Pat Vande Water of Kettering, Ohio, Steve Vande Water of Noblesville, Indiana, and Marty Vande Water of Madison; three sisters, Sue White of Scottsburg, Indiana, Jane Vande Water and Barb Manaugh, both of Madison; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Carol Ann Vande Water.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

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

The rosary will be prayed Monday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside Tuesday by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post 9 of the American Legion and the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency or to the Harold VandeWater Scholarship Fund through the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

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