Charles Callahan

Charles Milton Callahan, 85, of Milton, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the home of his daughter in Goshen, Kentucky.

He was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Louisville, to Clifford A. and Adelaide L. Nagele Callahan.

He graduated from Trimble County High School and served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War from Jan. 22, 1953 to Aug. 30, 1954. He then transferred to the USMC Reserves until Jan. 21, 1961. He retired in 1997 as an electrician at the Ford Motor Company in Louisville after 28 years of service and was a committeeman of Local 862, Kentucky Truck Plant. He was a member of Milton Baptist Church where he drove the church bus, a Baptist Builder, having participated in building the gazebo at the Trimble County Middle School, and a 50-year member of Robinson Lodge, F. & A.M. and the Grand Lodge of Kentucky. He helped serve with Trimble County Meals on Wheels, was an active member of Tri-County Community Action Agency and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing Pinochle, his children and grandchildren and had been a volunteer firefighter for the Highview Fire Department in Louisville.

Survivors include two daughters, Victoria Ann Callahan of Shelbyville, Kentucky and Christie Marie Callahan of Goshen, Kentucky; a son, Charles Michael Callahan of Jeffersonville, Indiana; a brother, Norman W. Callahan of Louisville; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford “Sunny Boy” Callahan and Preston A. “Pete” Callahan; and a sister, Patricia Ann “Pat” Stovall.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home. The Honor Guard of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9, American Legion in Madison, Indiana, and the US Marine Corp will provide a final salute and other military honors at the funeral home.

Online condolences, www.ransdellfuneral.com.

Carolyn Clark

Carolyn Sue Furst Clark, 76, of Douglas, Michigan, died on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.

She was born in Evanston, Illinois, on Jan. 14, 1944, to Dr. Harold D. and Caroline Edith Furst. She was raised in Bremen, Indiana, and retired to Douglas after having lived 30 years in Madison, Indiana, where she worked for Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, and as an administrator in the private sector at Madison Chemical Company. While at Hanover she helped install a Chi Omega chapter there.

She had earned both bachelors and masters degrees at Indiana University-Bloomington and continued language studies at the University of the Americas, Mexico and the University of Dijon, France where she passed the “Niveau Deux” exams. She was affiliated with Chi Omega as vice president, president, chapter adviser and Corporation Board member. While in graduate school, she was chosen for membership in Pi Lambda Theta, an honorary society in the School of Education. She later served as assistant to the Dean at IU, Associate Dean of Students at Hanover College. As an advocate for young women, she served two terms as a corporation board member for Girls’ Inc. and received the Girls’ Club of America national award of Advocacy for Young Women. She was in PEO for more than 30 years, a philanthropic education organization for women. Her hobbies included competition ballroom dance and fine needlework. She also enjoyed spending summers at the family home in Fife Keith, Scotland, and was a member of the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society and the Saugatuck Woman’s Club.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. James Michael Clark; her brothers, Brian Furst and Steven Furst; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation was chosen with arrangements by the Dykstra Funeral Homes-Saugatuck Chapel in Holland, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be given to Girls Inc. in Madison, Harbor Humane Society in West Olive, Michigan or Wishbone Animal Rescue in Douglas, Michigan.

Online condolences, www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.

Paul Higbie 

Paul F. Higbie, 94, of Marysville, Indiana and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at the Campbell Care Home in New Washington, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Hanover and Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1926, in Bryantsburg, Indiana, to Howard W. and May Ringwald Higbie. He was a 1955 graduate of North Madison High School even though he and three classmates were inducted into the military service several years earlier while still in school. He was inducted into the US Army on Sept. 13, 1944 during World War II and served with the 100th Division, Company A, 397th Infantry in France, Germany and Belgium. He was honorably discharged on May 22, 1946 at Camp Atterbury and earned a Battle Star, Combat Infantry Badge, EAME Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and World War II Army of Occupation Medal Germany.

He married Ruth H. Bryant on Aug. 21, 1954 and they had two sons. He was a farmer and also worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground in transportation for 25 years before retiring in 1978. In 1979, he moved from their farm in Jefferson County to a farm in Clark County.  He was a member and had been raised in the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Madison but after moving to Clark County he became a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church in Charlestown, Indiana, where he loved his fellow parishioners. He was a life member of the VFW Post No.1969 in Madison, a life member of Knights of Columbus No. 9269 in Charlestown, and past member of AFGE Local 3924. He enjoyed farming and living in the country and spending time with his family.

He is survived by a son, Richard J. Higbie of Marysville; and four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a godchild, Campbell Higbie, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years in September of 2010; a son, Michael Vaughn Higbie in 2000; and an infant brother. 

Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the St. Patrick Catholic Chapel on Madison’s hilltop. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and noon until 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Face masks and social distancing are required for visitation and services.

Interment in the St. Patrick Cemetery will follow Monday’s Mass. Military Honors will be conducted at the graveside by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion honor guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Amedysis Hospice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Lowell Payne

Lowell R. Payne, 81, of Perry Park, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at his home.

He was born in Stringtown, West Virginia, on Nov. 26, 1938, to Columbus Jerald Payne and Samantha Ellen Mullins Payne.

He was a 1957 graduate of Iaeger High School and retired from the Federal Government. After moving to Kentucky, he was active with the Fortitude 47 F & AM Masonic Lodge in La Grange, Kentucky. He enjoyed spending time with his sons outdoors and being out on his farm. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beulah Bailey Payne; two sons, David Allan Payne and Kenneth Jerald Payne; a brother, Charles Payne; and seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three nieces and two nephews.               

He was preceded in death by his parents; a bother Willie Ray Payne; and his sister, Hester Anglin.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Kentucky, followed by a celebration of life at the family’s home. Cremation was chosen.

Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are both required for attendance. The funeral home will operate at 50% capacity.

Memorial gifts may be given to Kosair Charities at kosair.org. in care of the funeral home.   Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.

Raymond Vaughn 

Raymond Francis Vaughn, 83, of Milton, Kentucky and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at his home in Milton.

He was born Aug. 31, 1937, in his family’s home in Madison, to Charles H. and Elizabeth M. Woodsmall Vaughn. He resided most of his life in Madison and was a member of the first graduating class at Shawe Memorial High School in 1956. He then attended Bellarmine University in Louisville. He married Carol Frances White on Aug. 30, 1958 and they had six children. He began a career with Public Service of Indiana (now Duke Energy) retiring after 35 years as a line working foreman. He resided the last 20 years in Milton, gazing upon the Ohio River from their home on Riverview Drive.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years of Milton; his daughters, Lisa Ann Vaughn of Madison and Susan Vaughn Przystawski of Prospect, Kentucky; his sons, Charlie Vaughn and Bernard Vaughn, both of Madison, John Vaughn of Carmel, Indiana and David Vaughn of Milton; a brother, Michael Vaughn of Madison; and 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Vaughn Dixon; and three brothers, Charles H. Vaughn, Donald J. Vaughn and Richard L. Vaughn. 

Public Funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, in downtown Madison. Graveside ceremony will follow at the St. Patrick Cemetery in Madison. Masks and social distancing will be required. Family will gather from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and the procession will leave promptly for Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Shawe and Pope John. Cards are available at the funeral home or at the church. Online condolences, remembrances and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.