Myrwin ‘Red’ Anderson

Myrwin Wright “Red” Anderson, 98, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison, Indiana.

He was born in Edwardsport, Indiana, on Feb. 17, 1922, to Ira Myrwin and Grace Leone Anderson. He was a serious student and gifted athlete, as well as a committed wanderer around the fields, unpaved roads and creekbeds throughout the Edwardsport region. After graduating from Edwardsport High School, he attended Purdue University and majored in physical education. His college was interrupted by his enlistment in the Naval Aviator Corps in 1941. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Purdue to complete a BS and MS while lettering in basketball, baseball and track and serving as captain of the basketball team. He earned the Big 10 Medal of Honor for academics and athletics his senior year.

After graduation in 1947, he moved to Batesville, Indiana, where he was hired as basketball coach at Batesville High School. He also helped establish the first football program at Batesville and served as assistant coach. After four successful seasons and marriage to Janet Downey, he was hired as Madison High School basketball coach in the fall of 1950, beginning a nearly 40 year career with the Madison School Corporation including service as principal at North Madison, E.O. Muncie and Madison Consolidated High School, and culminating in his selection as principal at the newly constructed Michigan Road School. He greatly loved his time at MRS, even though it included overseeing the aftermath of the 1974 tornado, which destroyed the original building and led to its reconstruction. He received the District Seven IAEMSP Distinguished Principal Award in 1986 butthe highlight of his career was when the faculty and community of the school organized a campaign to rename MRS as M.W. Anderson Elementary in 1986.

He also participated in and coached American Legion baseball and basketball teams and won state championships in each. He was the long-time starter for area swimming and track competitions, enjoyed playing golf and sang with a barbershop group. He performed in talent shows at his schools, church and community organizations, was an avid member and supporter of Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, the Madison Country Club and a member and board member at Trinity United Methodist Church and a Sanibel Community Church Fellowship Member in Florida. He was honored by the establishment of three scholarships in his name: one for MCHS graduates who had attended his namesake school and two at Purdue established by his former basketball players.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years; his children, Sherry Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Shelly Hamilton and Shawny Anderson; and three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Kerry Anderson; and a sister, Helen Hunt.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Brown Memorial Gymnasium in downtown Madison. Visitation is 1 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the gym. Interment will be private in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison with full military honors performed by the US Navy Ceremonial Unit and the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the M.W. Anderson Scholarship C/O Community Foundation of Jefferson County P.O. Box 306 Madison, Indiana 47250. Cards are also available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres in Madison and Hanover or at the Brown Gymnasium on the day of the service. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Charles Birchfield Jr.

Charles Franklin Birchfield Jr., 83, of Corydon, Indiana, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the Indian Creek Nursing Home in Corydon.

He was born May 29, 1937, to Charles Franklin Sr. and Clara Pepperman Birchfield. He was raised in Madison by his mother and step-father, Samuel L. Ashcraft, and was of the Baptist faith. He married Bertha Jean Eggenspiller in 1968 and they had a son. He was inducted into the US Navy on Feb. 14, 1956 and honorably discharged on July 30, 1959. He lived in El Paso from January 1978 to 2013 where he was employed as a custodian with the El Paso Independent School District. He moved to Columbus, Indiana, in 2013 and then to Corydon in 2016. He enjoyed collecting Hot Wheels — especially fire trucks and old cars.

Survivors include his son, Charles Joseph Birchfield, of Hardinsburg, Kentucky; two brothers, Raymond L. Birchfield of Greenwich, Connecticut and Rodger J. Birchfield of Indianapolis; and several other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery there. Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. until time of services Friday at the Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover or the Chapel. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Cleve Callis

Cleve Randall Callis, 71, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Oct. 30, 1948, in Madison, to Dixie V. and Luvena Hassfurder Callis. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and was a 1966 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He served in the US Air Force Reserves from Sept. 3, 1967 until he was honorably discharged on July 24, 1973. He married Mildred “Millie” Lawson on June 6, 1970 and they had a son. He worked for 20 years as a welder for Williamson Heater Company in Madison and worked at Rotary Lift and Meese prior to beginning a career with the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in February of 1995, retiring on March 1, 2011 as an Equipment Operator. He was a life time member of the Rykers Ridge Baptist Church and a former volunteer firefighter for the Rykers Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. He served as president of the Rykers Ridge Cemetery Association for several years, spent many days gardening, caring for his lawn, and working in his pumpkin patch and enjoyed hiking, bird watching and fishing. He was an avid fan of IU basketball and the NFL, especially the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mildred “Millie” Lawson Callis of Madison; a son, Jacob Randall Callis of Bloomington, Indiana; his brother, Keith Callis of Madison; and two grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his step-mother, Dorothy “Dottie” Montgomery Pearson Callis, in 2011.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Rykers Ridge New Cemetery in Rykers Ridge, Indiana. Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from noon until the time of services at the funeral home.

A final salute will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with military honors to follow at the graveside by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rykers Ridge Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Jo Anne Gray

Jo Anne Graham Gray, 80, of Carmel, Indiana, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at her home.

She was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Dupont, Indiana, to Daisy Kelly Graham and George Graham. She was raised by her school teacher father, valued the friendships of her classmates and married Max Gray at Indiana University in 1957 and they had four children. She enjoyed painting, camping and traveling and was especially known for her chocolate chip sourdough pancakes.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years; her children, Pamela Smart, Ronny Gray, Patricia Helm and Polly Baird; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private services will be held for immediate family members.

Memorial contributions can be made to Carmel United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Indiana Funeral Care in Indianapolis, www.indianafuneralcare.com.

Larry Jaussaud

Larry Jaussaud, 83, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

He was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Evansville, Indian, to Fred and Marie Rainwater Jaussaud. He attended seminary and enjoyed traveling while completing his studies, was ordained as a Priest in 1963 and faithfully served the church until 1970. He worked in the foster grandparent program at the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center and later in the kitchen at the Madison State Hospital, where he eventually retired in 2002. He married Debbie Quick in January 2001. He enjoyed volunteering at the end-of-the-month meals at Madison State Hospital, cooking, fishing, reading cookbooks and watching cooking shows.

He is survived by his wife of Madison; his children, Shannon Jaussaud, of Madison and Erin Jaussaud, of Indianapolis; a sister, Elizabeth Miller, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; his brothers, David Jaussaud, of Louisville and Michael Jaussaud, of Indianapolis; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Karen Jaussaud; and a sister, Nancy Jaussaud.

A public visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop.

Memorial contributions be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contributions may be made at the funeral homes or online at www.lytlewelty.com.

William Stoner Jr.

William Franklin Stoner Jr, 63, of New Washington, Indiana, died Monday, Sept.1, 2020, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

He was born on Sept. 27, 1956, in Madison, Indiana, to William and Norma Smith Stoner. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 175 in Louisville and New Hope Community Church.

Survivors include his mother; his children, Chris Stoner of New Washington, Billie Jean Stoner of Madison and William T. Stoner of Charlestown, Indiana; a sister, Nora Beth Stoner of New Washington; a brother, Anthony Wade Stoner of New Washington; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Andy Stoner.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences, www.graysonfuneralhomes.com.

Fern Thompson

Fern M. Thompson, 91, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, Sept.1, 2020, at the Jewel Place in Madison. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison, www.lytlewelty.com.

Theodore Young

Theodore Harrison Young, 97, of Milton, Kentucky and formerly of Illinois, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at his home in Milton.

He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in the community of Kane, Illiniois, to Peter and Grace Hunt Young. He served in the US Army as a Staff Sergeant and Section Leader-Heavy Machine Gun, Company M 180th Infantry, during World War II., receiving a Purple Heart for being wounded in Epinal, France in 1944, a Silver and Bronze Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon and Distinguished Unit Badge. After his military service he worked in the autobody industry owning Superior Autobody in Wood River, Illinois, for more than 20 years. He was a talented woodworker and taught woodworking classes at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, for many years. His favorite hobbies were fishing, camping, boating and spending summers in a cabin he owned on Gillespie Lake in Illinois. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in East Alton, Illinois.

Survivors include his son, Randall Theodore Young of Milton; a daughter, Jill Nanette of Murphysboro, Illinois; a sister, Eura Mae Weaver of Jerseyville, Illinois; his former wife of 44 years, Wilma Rosella Young of Murphysboro; and seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys Dial Young, on Feb. 24, 2019; and two brothers, Robert Young and Richard “Dick” Young.

A memorial service is planned for a later date in his home state of Illinois to be announced by his family.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at www.pancan.org., in care of Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.