John Birch

John Douglas Birch, age 30, of Vevay, Indiana died on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Clifty State Park-South Entrance in Madison, Indiana from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.

Mary Gibson-Cosby

Mary Lou Gibson-Cosby, age 78, of Wabash, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died on November 23, 2019, at her son’s residence in Indianapolis, IN. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or at www.lytlewelty.com.

Bill Jenner

William Edward “Bill” Jenner, 77, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison.

He was born Feb. 8, 1942, in Bedford, Indiana, to U.S. Senator William Ezra Jenner and Janet Patterson Cuthill Jenner. During his father’s tenure in the United States Senate, the family divided time between Indiana and Washington D.C., where he received his early education. He graduated from Indiana University Law School in 1966, later serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Cale J. Holder, judge of the United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana. He established a longtime law practice in Madison in 1968, arguing cases in both state and federal courts, as well as serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney, attorney for the City of Madison and attorney for Madison Consolidated School Corporation.

He volunteered his time to several community causes, including the Western Fire Company No. 3, serving on the board of the Jefferson County Red Cross, the Cale J. Holder Memorial Scholarship Committee for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and as a member of the President’s Advisory Council for the Indiana Historical Society. He also was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 American Legion in Madison, the Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the Jefferson County Bar Association, and St. John’s United Church of Christ in downtown Madison. He authored a book about his father’s life in United States politics titled “Senator William Ezra Jenner of Indiana, Remembered By His Son” and thoroughly enjoyed his time researching and compiling that work. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends, cheering on the Washington Redskins, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Indiana University football team.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Anne Finnegan Jenner; sons Joe Jenner of Madison, Scott Lynch of Madison, Andy Lynch of Bloomington, Indiana, and Patrick Lynch of Madison; 12 grandchildren; his beloved dog, Buddy; and several nephews, a niece, and other relatives. He was expecting the birth of his first great-granddaughter in February 2020.

He was preceded in death by his father in March 1985, and his mother in April 2002.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Hanover Cemetery at Logan Point Drive in Hanover, Indiana.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday from noon until the time of service at the funeral home. The Western Fire Company No. 3 will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jenner Family Endowment through the Madison-Jefferson County Community Foundation, Madison Cubs Baseball or Western Fire Company No. 3. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, at www.morgan-nay.com.