John Collier

John Richard Collier, 92, of Hanover died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

He was born March 23, 1926, in Guilford, Indiana, in Dearborn County, the son of Richard M. and Florence Irene Gipson Collier. He was raised in Guilford and was a 1944 graduate of Guilford High School, where he was a four-year letter winner, played basketball, was twice leading scorer, captain of the team, and most valuable player as a senior in 1944. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged. In 1947 he started college at Hanover College and graduated in 1951. At Hanover, he started every basketball game in his four years there, was captain of the team, most valuable player as a junior, and helped Hanover College win its first Hoosier Collegiate Conference Championship. He was a member of Lambda Chi Fraternity and received a master’s degree in education from Indiana University. He began his teaching career at Vevay High School in 1951 and was the head coach of the basketball program. While coaching at Vevay the team won back-to-back sectional titles, including a memorable 44-42 win over powerhouse Aurora in 1955 — the same Aurora team that had beaten the 1954 Milan State Champs. In 1956, he began teaching at Brookville High School and taught there till 1966. While at Brookville he was named coach of the year three times by the Southeastern Indiana Coaches-Officials-Principals Association and his Brookville teams won five sectional titles and one regional championship under his guidance. In 1966, he began his college coaching career at Hanover and became an assistant professor, basketball coach and athletic director. He retired in 1991. He coached the Hanover Panthers to five berths in the NAIA national tournament and was three times coach of the year in the Hoosier Collegiate Conference. While coaching the Panthers from 1966 to 1988 the team won 388 games and multiple conference championships. He was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979 after winning 615 games as a high school and college coach. He was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Hanover College Hall of Fame in 1995. Hanover College Alumni established the John R. Collier Mental Attitude Award in 1991 in his honor and the award is presented annually. He was selected in the summer of 1985 with two other NAIA coaches to visit Africa, to teach the fundamentals of basketball. Hanover College named its arena in his honor ­— The John Collier Arena. He was civic minded and served on several advisory boards in the Madison/Hanover area. He was a member of Hanover United Methodist Church and president of the Hanover College Alumni Association; he started the Hanover Basketball camp for boys, was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash award by Gov. Otis R. Bowen and was made a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Julian Carroll. He dedicated his life to education, coaching, mentoring, leadership and encouraging youth to betterment in society.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean Collier of Hanover; four sons, John M. Collier of Cincinnati, Steve L. Collier of Ohio, David R. Collier of Madison and Pat Collier of Vevay; one brother, Robert Collier of Versailles, Indiana; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Ruth Holtegal.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Hanover United Methodist Church or the Hanover College Athletic Department. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Tina Enos

Tina C. Lawson Enos, 59, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Nov. 20, 2018, at King’s Daughters Hospital.

She was born on June 7, 1959, the daughter of L.G. and Francis McDole Lawson. She loved her family, she enjoyed her time with them, especially her grandchildren. Her children said “she was a good mom and grandmother.” In her early years she enjoyed sewing for her family.

She is survived by two sons, Charles S. Enos of Morehead, Kentucky, and Timothy “Rooster” R. Enos of Bedford; a daughter, Melissa “Missy” Lynn Enos of Madison; four brothers, William Lee Poe of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Ronnie Poe of Milton, Kentucky, Kenny Poe of Carrollton, Kentucky, and James Lawson of Trimble County; a sister, JoAnn Poe of Henry County; five grandchildren; and several other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Enos; and her parents.

Services will be from 12:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Milton United Methodist Church in Milton, Kentucky.

Arrangements are with Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Kentucky.

Robert Kaag Jr.

Robert Lee Kaag Jr., 70, of Kent, Indiana, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at King’s Daughters Hospital.

He was born May 16, 1948, in Madison, the son of Robert L. Sr. and Geneva Marie Brawner Kaag. He early life was in Kent, Indiana, and his family moved to Indianapolis later. He graduated from high school in Indianapolis, worked for Avis for several years and later for K-Mart, Sears and Tri-Angle Engineering. He was a faithful member of Kent United Methodist Church and enjoyed NASCAR, especially driver Dale Ernhardt Sr.

He is survived by one daughter, Debra M. Kaag of Mesa, Arizona, and one grandson, Bohnam Conrad of Mesa, Arizona, and several other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kent United Methodist Church in Kent. Burial will follow in Kent Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kent United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Nina Mitchell

Nina Ruth Mitchell, 59, of Bedford, Kentucky, formerly of Madison, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Signature Health Care of Trimble County.

She was born April 16, 1959, in Madison, the daughter of Rollie and Marjorie Perry Mitchell. She enjoyed playing bingo and her favorite lottery numbers. She had appeared on the Hoosier Millionaire Show.

She is survived by three sons, Michael Galbreath, Westley Galbreath, and Charlie Kietzman; one daughter, Jenny Kietzman; two sisters, Betty Paul and Karen Mitchell; one brother, Ronnie Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Kathy Stewart-Martin, and a brother, Gary Mitchell.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Kentucky. Burial will follow in Campbellsburg Cemetery in Campbellsburg, Kentucky.

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

Darlene Scudder

Darlene Angela Scudder, 69, of Vevay, Indiana, died Tuesday, Nov.27, 2018, at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

She was born Oct. 4, 1949, in Vevay, the daughter of Julian and Emma Beutel Scudder. She grew up in Vevay and was a 1967 graduate of Vevay High School. She worked as a shuttle bus driver for Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana, for 12 years and for Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise, Indiana, for several years. She also worked for the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay for nine years and for the Madison Shoe Factory for five years. She was a member of Riverview Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed reading James Patterson books, watching the Colts and The Walton’s on the television.

She is survived by two daughters, JoKay Beatty of Florence, Indiana, and Amy Teeter of Somerset, Kentucky; one son, Freddie Sullivan of Vevay; her companion, Kenny Springer of Vevay; five grandchildren; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nancy Schurman; and one brother, Freddie Eugene Scudder.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow in Vevay Cemetery.

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

Expression of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Switzerland County Emergency Response Unit. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Barry Webb

Barry L. Webb, 62, of Crestwood, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or at lytlewelty.com