India Cooper

India C. Cooper, 67, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, May 17, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison, Indiana. Online condolences, www.lytlewelty.com.

Kathleen Cox

Kathleen “Kitty” Wright Cox, 96, of Hanover, Indiana and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Davis Elderly Care Home in Hanover.

She was born July 16, 1923, in Cleveland, to Charles F. and Elvira J. Schmidt Wright. She was a 1941 graduate of Norwalk High School, earned her bachelor’s degree from Hanover College in 1947 and did some graduate work at Ohio State University. She lived in Whiting, Indiana, from 1952-1956; then Melrose Park, Illinois, from 1957-1961; and Palos Park, Illinois from 1962-1967 before moving to the Madison community. She retired in 1988 as a case worker for the Jefferson County Welfare Department after 15 years of service. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church as long as her health permitted. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her sons, John Charles Cox of Indianapolis and Thomas Richard Cox of Panama City, Florida; her grandchildren, Jason Cox of Tallahassee, Florida and Nicholas Cox of Arlington, Virginia; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Raymond Cox, on Sept. 17, 2009; and the father of her sons, Charles Richard “Dick” Cox, whom she had married May 17, 1952, on May 10, 2013.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Madison. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover and the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Shirley Liter

Shirley Jean Higbie Liter, 82, of Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.

Mary Mannix

Mary Lee “Mimi” Giddings Mannix, 83, of Hanover, Indiana and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.

She was born Oct. 13, 1936, in Fullerton, California, to David and Doris Remole Giddings. She was raised in Winter Haven, Florida, and graduated high school there in 1954. She was a piano teacher for many years and served as a caregiver for her granddaughter, Emily. A professional pianist, she loved classical music. She owned and operated Mannix Antiques, Curios and Collectibles in Cincinnati and Metamora, Indiana, from 1973-1983, and moved to Madison in 1999 where she became involved in the community as a volunteer for Casa Amiga and for the North United Methodist Church Youth Group. She was proud to own “Mr. Pig” and display him about the community and never met a stranger.

She is survived by her children, Mark Mannix of Orlando, Florida, David Mannix of Batesville, Indiana, Tracy Geglein of Madison and Larry Mannix II of Madison; her sister, Virginia Kerst of Covington, Kentucky; and eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 42 years, Larry Mannix, on April 9, 1998; her companion, Fred Wright; and her brothers, Steven Giddings and Wayne Giddings.

Memorial services will be announced and conducted at a later date at the First Christian Church in downtown Madison. Interment will be private in the Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Casa Amiga. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Larry Ward

Larry G. Ward, 76, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Oct. 23, 1943, in Bethlehem, Kentucky, to Vernon and Hettie James Ward. He was raised in Eminence, Kentucky, and graduated school there. He worked early in life as a general manager for McDonald’s Restaurants in Shively, Kentucky. He retired from AAFES and worked as a general manager setting up Burger King Restaurants in Germany, North Dakota and other areas. He was raised in the Baptist faith and enjoyed fishing, watching sports, especially UK, and being with his family.

Survivors include a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Harville of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; a son, Richard “Buddy” G. Ward of Smyrna, Tennessee; three stepsons, Michael W. Jensen of Ormond Beach, Florida, Richard Thomas “Rick’ Jensen of Radcliff, Kentucky and Rory Scott Jensen of Madison; two sisters, Judy Neal and Faye Courtney, both of New Castle, Indiana; and four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by parents; his wife of 11 years, Janet Irene Skaggs Ward, on May 3, 2007 and his first wife, Patty Wilson Ward, on Sept. 11, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may visit Monday from 3 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Bob Willis

Bob Willis, 70, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Nov. 20, 1949, in Pineville, Kentucky, to Artis and Kathleen Napier Willis. He was raised in Pineville and moved to Jefferson County in junior high school. He retired after 20 years of service with the Jefferson County Highway Department as a road grader operator. He also enjoyed farming and had worked as an over the road truck driver. He was a member of the Manville Christian Church and liked being on his farm, working in the garden, coon hunting and camping.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Kandra S. Moore Willis, of Madison; his sons, Robbie Willis of Madison, Michael Willis of Scottsburg, Indiana, Jeremy Willis of Madison, and Brian Willis of La Grange, Kentucky and seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Arleen Willis.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home with COVID-19 crowd restrictions observed. Cremation was chosen.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.