Bud Bunton

Irwin Lodge “Bud” Bunton, 87, of Hilliard, Ohio, died Sept. 17, 2020, at the Stone Oak Retirement Community in Hilliard.

He was born in Madison, Indiana, on April 21, 1933, to P.L. “Paul” Bunton and Virginia Wagner “Jeanne” Lodge Bunton. He graduated from Madison High School in 1951 and was a member of Madison’s Indiana high school state championship basketball team in 1950 — the game’s high point scorer — during his junior year. He maintained and cherished friendships with players on the team and was a center on the Indiana High School Basketball All-Star Team in 1951 and attended Purdue University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Glee Club and the basketball team until he was injured. He transferred and graduated from Hanover College where he also met his wife. They were married in Indianapolis on Sept. 18, 1955 and lived in Madison for a couple years before moving to New Castle, Indiana, for 37 years and owning Jan’s Hallmark Center, The Front Porch women’s clothing store and B & B Shoes family shoe stores with locations around Indiana. He was active in the community as a member of the New Castle Chamber of Commerce, a member of the New Castle Community Schools Corporation Board of Education for eight years, a Board Member of the bank now known as MainSource, and a member of the Elks Club. After retiring, he moved back to Madison for 17 years before relocating to Powell, Ohio, to be near family while spending winters in Fort Myers, Florida. He also enjoyed traveling the country in their mobile home and after his wife died, enjoyed living and making friends at Powell Senior Living in Powell and then at Stone Oak Retirement Community in Hilliard. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in New Castle, Madison Presbyterian Church in Madison and Liberty Presbyterian Church in Delaware, Ohio.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherrell Welcker of Dublin, Ohio and Linda Holland of Loveland, Ohio; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and a special friend, Beverly Jensen, at Powell Senior Living and Stone Oak Retirement Community.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a family graveside ceremony at Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison will be held at a later date to be determined.

Memorial contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration Research brightfocus.org/stopAMD, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871, which funds scientific research worldwide on Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences, remembrances and donations, www.morgan-nay.com.

Paul Coppage Sr.

Paul Kevin Coppage Sr., 62, of Madison, Indiana, died on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, www.morgan-nay.com.

Norma Heitz

Norma Dean Heitz, 92 of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at Hickory Creek Heathcare in Madison.

She was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Madison, to Charles “Dewey” and Jesse Mae Buchanan Holt, and raised on a farm on Copeland Ridge in Jefferson County. She graduated from Central High School in 1946 and worked in downtown Madison. She married Bernard Heitz on June 21, 1952 and they had three sons and three daughters. She later worked in the family business, Heitz Sign Company, and was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church and active in the women’s auxillary. She was also a member of the Women’s Giving Circle, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, the Democratic Party and Historic Madison Docents.

She and her husband later traveled the world and loved flying in their Piper Comanche throughout the US as well as driving to favorite casinos, cities and national parks.

Survivors include her children, Patrick Henry Heitz, Susan Culbreth, Lynn Heitz McKay and John Heitz, all of Madison, Connie Heitz of Kirkwood, Missouri and Joseph Heitz of Crestwood, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; and the David Paden Family of Plymouth, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Charles “Bud” and William “Bill”; and two sisters, Anna Margaret and Doris Lee.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family funeral mass will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church Steeple Fund or Girls Inc., both in Madison. Online condolences, www.lytlewelty.com.

Mary Shaw

Mary Alene Shaw, 87, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born on April 5, 1933, in Hanover, Indiana, to Kenneth Sr. and Edna G. Moore Chatham. She married James R. “Jim Bob” Shaw in New Albany, Indiana, on April 3, 1973. She worked as a clerk for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Madison office until her retirement. She was a member of the Caledonia Presbyterian Church for 33 years where she taught vacation Bible school and directed many children’s Christmas plays. More recently, she was an active member at North Madison Baptist Church. In her younger years, she enjoyed taking care of animals on the farm and attending horse pulls. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling, family gatherings, flower gardening, being involved with the Brooksburg Friendly Circle and volunteering at the Madison Historical Society.

Survivors include her children, Patricia “Patty” Guthrie, Debra “Debbie” Garrett and John “Tim” Ralston, all of Madison; her stepchildren: Terry Shaw and Sandra “Sandy” Sutter, both of Madison, and Ryan Shaw of Vevay, Indiana; her sister, Kathleen “Kathy” Chatham Roberts, of Frankfort, Kentucky; a brother, Jon “Ted” Chatham of Lexington, Indiana; and 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; her companion, Estie Vernon of Hanover, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 35 years on March 14, 2006; a daughter, Pamela Sue Brindley Raley in 2008; and a brother; Kenneth D. “Sonny” Chatham Jr. in 2018.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at North Madison Baptist Church on Madison’s hilltop with interment to follow in Caledonia Cemetery near Pleasant, Indiana. Visitation is 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Cemetery Association. Contributions may be made at the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes in Madison or at www.lytlewelty.com.