Ann Browning

Ann Katherine Bond Browning, 93, of Hanover died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Herbert and Katherine Kramer Bond. She was raised in Brooklyn and Queens, New York. She graduated from high school in New York City and then received a bachelor of arts from Adelphi College in New York. She later received master’s degree in Spanish from Post Long Island University. During World War II she worked for the Salvation Army. In 1948 she met the love of her life while working as a secretary at the American Embassy in Paris and married on Dec. 30, 1948, Max Ervin Browning in Bordeaux, France, and they had one daughter, Kathryn. He worked for the American Embassy in Paris with the Marshall Plan as an attaché’ for 11 years. They returned to the U.S. and she worked as a language teacher, teaching Spanish at Northport Junior High School in Northport, New York, and he began a career with Presbyterian Church USA in New York. They retired in 1985 moving to Jefferson County for their grandson to attend Hanover College. She was a member of Jefferson Presbyterian Church near Canaan and served as the church pianist. She loved classical music, the Opera and gardening, growing Delphinium flowers and was very proud of her award-winning tomatoes. She loved to travel and was a devout Republican and shopper. After the death of her husband she left their home on Hall’s Ridge near Canaan and had been a resident at Thornton Terrace for the past three years.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Hoffman of Greencastle, Indiana; two grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one half-brother and brother, Henry A. Bond and James Bond.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

Visitation will be at the cemetery chapel Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Catch-A-Ride. Cards are available at the funeral homes and the chapel.

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Curt Rowlett Sr.

Harold Curtis “Curt” Rowlett Sr., 66, of Madison died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Madison, the son of Hurley and Kathryn Kreeger Rowlett. He was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, attended Madison Consolidated High School and received his GED. He became a father early in life with the birth of his son, Joshua. He married Terri Flint Dec. 2, 1975, and they had two sons, Harold Curtis Jr. and Chad, and one daughter, Chrissy. He worked as a house framer for 15 years with Short’s Construction. On Oct. 13, 2000 he married Robin Tindall and was married for eight years. He was an avid IU fan while Coach Bobby Knight was in charge and later an avid fan of the Butler Bulldogs. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 9, ABATE and the Jefferson County Goodwill Conservation Club. He was a member of Hanover Baptist Church.

He is survived by three sons, Joshua Rowlett Sr. and Harold Curtis Rowlett Jr., both of Madison, and Chad Rowlett of Vacaville, California; one daughter, Chrissy Stewart of Hanover; one brother, James Rowlett of Madison; three sisters, Zona Short of Bloomington, Indiana, Phyliss Young and Carol Hooley, both of Alabama; 10 grandchildren; and his best friend and ex-wife, Robin Tindall of Madison; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Jo Hall.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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Catherine Sieglitz

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Hanover Cemetery for Catherine Ross Thayer Sieglitz, 102, who died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.

She was born July 28, 1916, in Madison, the daughter of John Graham Ross and Libby Clements Ross. When she was eight years old her mother died of influenza. A few years later, her father married Linda Clements who filled the role of mother in all ways. The family lived for several years at 506 W. Main Street. After briefly attending Hanover College, she earned a registered nursing degree from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati in 1939. That same year she married Lyman Robinson Thayer and moved to Chicago. There, during WW II, she was a volunteer nurse with the Civil Defense Corps. She gave birth to daughter, Elizabeth, and moved to Twinsburg, Ohio. She was a Girl Scout leader and administrator, a Red Cross volunteer and rehabbed an old farm house. After several years as a homemaker and mother, she returned to the nursing field at Sagamore Hills Children’s Psychiatric Hospital near Cleveland, Ohio, where, after a decade, she retired as director of nursing services. After the death of Lyman in 1982, she moved back to her hometown, Madison, where she re-connected with her old high school sweetheart, Worth Sieglitz of Vevay. She married Worth in October 1984 and moved to Florida. In 2012, after many years in Florida and losing her second husband, she relocated to Asheville, North Carolina, to be near her daughter.

She is survived by one daughter, Arida Elizabeth Thayer Emrys of Asheville; three stepchildren, Chris, Sue, and Mary; one brother, John William Ross of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; three granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by both husbands; her parents and stepmother; two sisters, Ibby Ross and Frances Ross LaGrange; and lifelong best friend, Betty Cox Hanson.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Care Partners Hospice, Memory Care, Planned Parenthood or Southern Poverty Law Center.

This is a republication of the 10/29/2018 edition to include graveside service.

Kenneth Watterson Jr.

Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Watterson Jr., 55, of Madison died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at his home.

He was born Nov. 5, 1963, in Madison, the son of Kenneth Ray Watterson Sr. and Margaret “Susie” Montgomery McCarty. He was a 1982 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was a bartender and waiter who previously worked for the Broadway Hotel, Bob Evans Restaurant, The Old Spaghetti Factory, the former Pecos Bills, Hillside Inn Restaurants and Gene’s Waffle House. He enjoyed watching scary movies, riding roller coasters at amusement parks and shopping.

He is survived by his mother of Madison; three sisters, Karen Jeffrey, Kimberly McCarty and Amy Watterson, all of Madison; one brother, James Watterson of Madison; one stepsister, Teresa Watterson of Madison; and his companion, Steven Brown of Madison.

He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, Kenneth McCarty; one niece; and one great-nephew.

There will be no services.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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