Marianna Hartley

Marianna “Ann” Cole Hartley, 96, of Madison died Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana.

She was born August 3, 1922, in Madison, the daughter of Philip Samuel Cole I and Margaret Clarence Wallace Cole. She was a freelance interior designer and also former co-owner of Hubbuch’s of Kentucky Interior Design in Owensboro, Kentucky. In addition, she had taught an interior design class at Kentucky Wesleyan College also in Owensboro, Kentucky. She was a proud member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison, where she had been very involved in all church activities. She also decorated the church and kept it updated. She was a horticulturist and a founding member of Valley Hills Garden Club in Madison and a founding member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority in Clarksville, Indiana. She was a self-taught tour guide, and over the years had traveled all over Europe with a group of women called the Friendship Force.

She is survived by two sons, William Wesley Hartley of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Steven Philip Hartley of Clarksville, Indiana; five grandchildren; five and a half great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lloyd Hartley, whom she married Dec. 20, 1941, and who died August 3, 2007; one daughter, Mary Jane Hartley Gift; and three brothers, John, Charles Frederick and Philip Samuel Cole II.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana, Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and at the church Thursday after 9 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Phi Beta Psi Cancer Research or Mary Jane Gift Quality of Life Fund at the Brown Cancer Center in care of the funeral home.

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Theresa Knotts

Theresa Ann Knotts, 82, formerly of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Edgewood, Kentucky. Arrangements are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Robert Renschler

Robert E. “Bob” Renschler, 86, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Arrangements are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Barbara Smith

Barbara J. Smith, 96, died Sept. 30, 2018.

She was born in Warren, Pennsylvania to Katherine and Howard Smith and grew up in that area and near Cleveland. She received a degree from the University of Arizona. After a brief stint at Delta Airlines, she worked for United Airlines for 30 years. She helped transition United from paper to computer tickets. She volunteered for numerous organizations including the U.S.O., for which she was presented with a Presidential Award. She helped with the Olympics in Los Angeles and also supported Disabled American Veterans and the Sierra Club. Her passion was travel, especially trips that spanned the globe. She thought it important to learn about other cultures and was always welcome wherever she visited.

She is survived by three nephews, Bob Campbell and Bruce Campbell; John Campbell of Madison and one niece, Sue Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Joyce Campbell.

Linda Webb

Linda Kay Barker Webb, 78, of Avon Park, Florida, and formerly of Middletown, Indiana, and Madison, died Thursday, July 26, 2018, at her home after a short battle with cancer.

She was born Jan. 6, 1940, in Anderson, Indiana, the daughter of Herbert and Freda Barker. She graduated from Madison Heights High School in 1958. She worked as an office manager for the defense information school at Ft. Harrison before retiring in 1988. She married Dale Doty in 1960 but lost him to a car accident 10 years later. They had two daughters, Dawn and Leanna. She then married Donald L. “Webby” Webb August 25, 1970. They lived in Mechanicsburg, Indiana, for 25 years. They played a leading role in starting and building the girls softball league in Middletown, where they coached and played for several championship teams. They also enjoyed camping, fishing, and watching their daughters show horses and play sports. After retirement, they moved to Madison and eventually settled down in Avon Park, Florida. They enjoyed golfing, dancing, swimming and watching the grandchildren play sports and show horses.

She is survived by two daughters, Dawn Renee Harshey of Morgantown, Indiana, and Leanna Kay Cole of Middletown; and one brother, Mike Barker of Madison.

There was a memorial ceremony earlier this month by her family and friends.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the donor’s favorite charity. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

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