Barbara Cosby

Barbara A. Davis Cosby, 82, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born June 2, 1937 in Indianapolis to the Rev. Landis A. and Artie Belle Humes Davis. She was a 1955 graduate of Hanover High School in Hanover, Indiana, and a 33-year employee of Grote Industries in Madison. She cherished her family and was a faithful advocate of her children and grandchildren during many sporting events and school activities throughout the years. She was a long-time member of St. Stephen’s A.M.E. Church in Hanover where she served as treasurer and trustee. She was talented at crocheting and knitting, making afghans and blankets with love for her grandchildren. She taught a needlework class at the Madison Correctional Facility and was a member of the Jen-Era-Jeff No. 44 Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star where she was serving as treasurer and was a past district deputy and matron. She loved flowers, trips to Belterra with her husband and a good game of Bingo.

Survivors include her husband, Charles E. “Chuck” Cosby Jr.; her children, Ret. Maj. Phillip D. Cosby of San Antonio, Texas, Tina Cosby of Indianapolis, Gwendolyn Smith of Madison, Chuck G. Cosby of Madison, and Donald L. Cosby of Mason, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, by her sisters of the Jen-Era-Jeff No. 44 Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison. Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the church with interment at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Stephen’s A.M.E. Church. Cards are available at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison or at the church on the day of the service.

Roger Gallatin

Carl “Roger” Gallatin, 80, of Madison, Indiana, and Fort Myers, Florida, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 in Madison.

He was born April 21, 1939, in Sorento, Illinois, to John and Delene Sharp Gallatin. He was a 1957 graduate of Granville Wells High School in Jamestown, Indiana, and went to Indiana State University.

He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1962 before graduate work at Indiana University Bloomington where he earned a Master’s Degree in 1967 and Education Specialist Degree in 1982 with concentrations in industrial technology, physical education, health and driver’s education. He was employed at Madison Consolidated High School from 1962 to 1997 where he primarily taught industrial arts and coached a number of sports. He was the head football and track coach from 1966 to 1977 and enjoyed the success of six winning football seasons and coached Madison’s only Hoosier Hills Conference football championship in 1973. He served as assistant principal from 1977 to 1988 and

as principal from 1988 until 1997 while guiding MCHS through an extensive remodeling project before his retirement.

He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity while at Indiana State and played on the Indiana State University football team. He graduated from the Indiana Principal’s Leadership Academy. He served as president of the Hoosier Hills Athletic Conference in 1996-97. He contributed as a member of the Madison Parks Board from 1982-1994. He was a member of the Madison Community Foundation, Kiwanis, Elks Club, Madison Retired Teachers’ Association, Indiana Secondary Principal’s Association, United Way. He enjoyed contributing to the Madison 10K Race as a registration and finish line judge. One of his proudest accomplishments was his contribution to the founding of the Madison Educational Foundation which supports academic teams. In his honor, the Roger Gallatin Academic Spirit Award is given annually to a MCHS academic team participant. He attended North United Methodist Church in Madison where he was the youth group sponsor and Fort Myers Christian Church in Florida. He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports — particularly football and basketball — and maintaining his vegetable garden. Most recently, he enjoyed Fantasy Football with family called “Peepaw’s Posse.”

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Carole” Harting Gallatin; three children, Holly Moore of Carmel, Indiana, Kimberly Mahoney of Madison and Roger Gallatin of California, Kentucky; one brother, Ronald Gallatin of Elwood, Indiana; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gene and Jack.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service on Madison’s Hilltop. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Consolidated Schools oratorical Custer Contest or the Madison Educational Foundation supporting MCHS Academic Competition teams. Contributions may be made at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service or online at lytlewelty.com



Joseph Lee

Joseph William “Joe” Lee, 45, of Sparta in Gallatin County, Kentucky, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.

He was born Aug. 20, 1974 in Madison, Indiana, to George William Lee Jr. and Kathy Brooks Lee of Warsaw, Kentucky. He was a 1994 graduate of Gallatin County High School in Warsaw, a member of the Paint Lick Baptist Church in Warsaw and was working as a heavy Eequipment operator for Topy America Inc. He was an avid fisherman, loved to travel and cook and even published his own cookbooks. He and his daughter had a unbreakable bond and would often go on long drives together to just talk. He was an avid inspirational writer and loved his family, friends and dogs. He was a huge Cincinnati Bengals and Reds fan, no matter what kind of season they had.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Rachel Denise Chaney Lee of Sparta; his daughter, Kirsten Faith Lee of Sparta; two brothers, Eric Lee of Carrollton, Kentucky, and David Lee of Sparta; and several nieces and nephews and his best friend, Sam Wheeler.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton.

John Sanders

John Frank “Sonny” Sanders Jr., 82, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at his home

He was born May 2, 1937, in Carrollton to John Frank Sanders Sr. and Rosa Mae Kelsey Sanders. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a military police officer in Japan. After the service he worked for M&T Chemical Company in Carrollton until retirement. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Jackson Sanders of Carrollton; a daughter, Angila Sanders Tomlinson of Georgetown, Kentucky; a son, John Frank Sanders III of Lanesville, Indiana; a sister, Mary Alice Hughes of Carrollton, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Carrie Mumphrey and Nana Sue Hartley.

Cremation was chosen by the family with services at a later date. Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton is in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Scroggins

Jerry Wayne Scroggins, 74, of Laceys Spring, Alabama, died Oct. 26, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 7, 1945, in Madison, Indiana, to Harold and Mary Gladys Scroggins and lived in Madison for many years before moving to Texas and then settling in Alabama.

He was an avid fisherman and loved spending many day on the lake or creek bank fishing for anything he could catch and he had some whopper fish stories he could tell! He also enjoyed gardening and growing some of the biggest vegetables you’ve ever seen.

He is survived by Judy Bibby, his partner of more than 25 years; sons Ronald, Darren, David and Jeff Scroggin, brother Robert Scroggins of Orange City, Florida; sister Phyllis Logsdon of Scottsville, Kentucky, and a grandson

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jeremy Scroggins; brothers Donald Fredenburgh, Raymond, Roger, James, Ike, Charles and George Scroggins, and sisters Barbara Scroggins Boggs and Carolyn Scroggins Akers.

The family had a memorial at Wintzel’s Oyster House in Guntersville, Alabama, Monday, Oct 28, 2019, and another memorial service in Madison at a later date is planned with interment at Caledonia Cemetery in Indiana.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Judy Bibby to help cover cost of services and a memorial stone.

Aubrey Tebo

Aubrey Tebo, 73, of Madison and Mishawaka, Indiana, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Clarksville, Indiana.

She was born July 7, 1946, in South Bend, Indiana, to Bob and Edna Blackburn.

She is survived by one son, Todd Tebo of New Albany, Indiana; two daughters, Tammy Wilson of Atlanta and Brittany Meredith of New Albany; one brother Tom Blackburn, of San Diego, and three granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Eugene Tebo.

The family will have a private memorial service Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Christ of the King’s Church in South Bend.



Dr. Fidelia Valenzuela

Dr. Fidelia “Del” Ocampo Valenzuela, 83, of Vevay, Indiana, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at the Morrison Woods Health Campus in Muncie, Indiana.

She was born in Manila, the Philippines, in 1935 and was a graduate of St. Theresa’s College and University of Santo Thomas Medical School. She practiced obstetrics and gynecology in the Philippines and at Fordham Hospital in New York City and then practiced family medicine in Vevay from 1969 until her retirement in the late 1990s. She loved cooking, gardening, playing the piano, crocheting, and visiting with her neighbors. As one of the local doctors for so many years, she was well known throughout the community and will be missed by many people.

Survivors include a daughter, Noeline Gullion of Muncie, Indiana; a son, Vincent Valenzuela of Miramar, Florida; and four grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers and many nieces and nephews in the Philippines, the United States, and around the world.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Diego Castro Valenzuela Sr.

A memorial gathering will be from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay with a memorial services at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County Community Foundation c/o CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com



Nancy Whitaker

Nancy Stout Whitaker, 71, of Columbus, Indiana, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at her home.

She was born April 11, 1948, in Elwood, Indiana, to Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Stout of Tipton, Indiana. She graduated from Tipton High School in 1966 and from Indiana University in 1970. She received a Master’s degree from Indiana University in 1975 and further graduate training at the University of Connecticut and the University of Sapporo in Japan. She began her teaching career at W.D. Richards Elementary School in 1970 where she taught second grade in the same classroom until she retired in 2010. She and her husband traveled frequently until their children came along and again in later years. Their trips included Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands. She excelled in water skiing from an early age by living on a lake in Arkansas and later having property on Lake Santee. She was also very proficient in Karate and frequently practiced on her husband. Other interests were reading, sewing, sitting by her pool in the summer time and spending hours and hours working on her day lilies.

Survivors include her husband, Stephen J. Whitaker; two sons, Brandon and Matthew, both of Columbus; a sister, Judy Stout of Roswell, Georgia; her friends, and her five Old English Sheepdogs, Sophie, Bandit, Bella, Winston and Katie.

A celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home in Columbus. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 and from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or the Bartholomew County Humane Society through the funeral home. Condolences, www.jewellrittman.com