Obituaries for the Week of June 1, 2020 – June 7, 2020

June 12, 2020

 

Obituaries – June 1, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020 9:38 AM

Pamela Thomas

Pamela Bruner Thomas, 62, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Madison, www.lytlewelty.com.

Obituaries – June 2, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:59 PM

Judy Adams

Judy Ann Lackey Adams, 70, of Austin, Indiana and formerly of Bennington, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, Indiana, www.morgan-nay.com.

Wanda McClanahan

Wanda Lucille Malcomb McClanahan, 74, of Paris Crossing, Indiana, died Sunday, May 31, 2020, at her family home.

She was born May 9, 1946, at the family farm in Paris Crossing, to Otto Walton and Mary Lucille Rose Malcomb Cart. She resided most of her life on the family farm except for about 10 years in Deputy and Old Paris. She first attended Paris Crossing High School where she was a cheerleader and then graduated from Deputy High School in 1964. She worked 30 years as a psychiatric attendant at Madison State Hospital, loved raising goats, woodcutting, quilting and crocheting and was known for her famous macaroni and cheese. She was a member of Coffee Creek Christian Church and had fought a six-year battle after suffering a massive stroke.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years and high school sweetheart, Charles F. McClanahan, of Paris Crossing; her daughters, Mary Cain of Deputy, Indiana and Elizabeth Morris of North Vernon, Indiana; her son, George McClanahan of Paris Crossing; her sister, Martha Sinkes of North Vernon; and eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandmother, Laura Rose Boner Eador, who helped to raise her.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, Indiana. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coffee Creek Baptist Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Byrl Moore

Byrl Laverne Ginn Moore, 93, of Bedford, Kentucky, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at Signature Healthcare of Carrollton, Kentucky.

She was born July 5, 1926 in Trimble County, Kentucky, to Kenneth Ginn and Edith Hall Ginn of Milton, Kentucky. She graduated from Milton High School in 1945 and went to school in Louisville to become a hairdresser. She married in 1948 and became a helper and partner in the family farming operation, preparing many meals for the farm hands and running errands and helping with the day-to-day activities of the farm. She loved to garden and continued her vegetable gardens with her son after her husband’s death. She was a member of Bedford Baptist Church, PTA, Homemakers, Historical Society, Trimble Thimbles and many more organizations. She drove a bus for Trimble County Schools for more than 30 years until retirement.

Survivors include three children, Jerry Moore of Pendleton, Kentucky, Dinah Moore Marshall of Sanders, Kentucky and Jeffrey Moore of Bedford; and six grandchildren, Jennifer Moore Aberly of Louisville, Regina Marshall of Orlando, Florida, Jamie Marshall Jones of Sanders, Justin Moore of Florence, Indiana; Samuel Moore of Lexington, Kentucky and Elisabeth Moore of Bedford; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Dallas Wayne Moore, in 2000; a brother, Robert Ginn; and a sister, Dorothy Ginn.

Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, followed by a graveside service at Bedford Cemetery there.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through Ransdell Funeral Home or online at alz.org.

Robert Owens

Robert “Bobby” Owens, of Deputy, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, Indiana, www.mmorgan-nay.com.

Marjorie Reed

Dora Marjorie Lawson Reed, 95, of Hanover, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, Indiana, www.morgan-nay.com.

Obituaries – June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:05 PM

Edgar Adams

Edgar Lee Adams, 92, of Brooksburg, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.

He was born in Louisville on Dec. 12, 1927, to Hazel Stone Adams and Harvey Lee Adams. He grew up in Louisville where he worked with his dad on the railroad while living on Rudd Avenue by the Ohio River dike wall. He also spent part of his childhood in Oklahoma with the Indians riding horses, fishing and hunting, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and in Naval Ordinance on Lake Erie where he became a charter boat captain and was a lifeguard at Toledo Beach in his spare time. He bought a marina on the Ohio River near Madison, Indiana, and went on to run Adams Marina for more than 50 years at Brooksburg where he and his son built many boats that are still operating from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes and along the East Coast.

He had delivered newspapers by horseback as a young man to people living in the shantytown along the river, lived through the 1937 flood, of which he had many stories about those trials and tribulations, and built several houses in multiple states for himself and others over the years. He enjoyed exercising, walking daily and watching the river, boats, animals and birds.

He was married twice. He had five children with his first wife, Zelda, and married his second wife, Rosie, after moving to the Madison area.

Survivors include two sons Raymond Adams and Ronald Adams, both of Milton, Kentucky; two daughters, Juanita “Kathy” Humphrey of Madison and Jennifer Jackson of Kent, Indiana; and five grandsons, nine granddaughters; and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Rose L. Armstrong Adams, in 2017; a brother, Charlie Adams; a son Robert Lee Adams; and a grandson.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Lytle Welty Funeral Homes and Cremation Service in Madison, www.lytlewelty.com.

Pamela Bruner

Pamela Dawn Bruner, 62, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born July 1, 1957, in Madison, to Donald and Verhle Adams Bruner. She graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1975, was a caregiver and bartender and enjoyed her grandchildren and interior decorating,

Survivors include a daughter, April Menning, of Madison; a son, Joshua Scott of Madison; a brother, Randy Bruner, of Hana, Hawaii; a companion, William Thomas of Madison; and four grandchildren and a great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bradley Bruner.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday June 6, at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel, on Madison’s hilltop. Friends and family may call from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Alliance of Mental Illness. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

Mary Courtney

Mary Helen Couch Courtney, 82, of Carrollton, Kentucky, died Friday, May 29, 2020, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.

She was born June 30, 1937, in Clay County, Kentucky, to Ed Couch and Ola Burns Couch. She had worked as a private nurse and caregiver for most of her life. She was a member of the Relevant Church in Carrollton.

She is survived by four grandchildren, Billy Boling, Shannon Boling, Jimmy Boling and Hubert Rice, all of Owenton, Kentucky; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William B. Courtney, and a daughter, Carolyn Rice, on Sept. 29, 2014.

Private memorial services will be held at the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Arrangements by Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com

Robert Owens

James Robert “Bob” Owens, 81, of Deputy, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home in Deputy.

He was born Oct. 16, 1938, on the family farm in Deputy, to James Kenneth and Phyllis Ruth Niccum Owens. He grew up in Deputy and graduated from Deputy High School in 1956 where he was a member of the first graduating class in the new gym. He played basketball throughout high school, attended the Indiana State Business College, served six years in the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant in the 191st Ordnance Company. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 5, 1967. He was then a traffic manager and scheduler for Morgan Foods for 45 years. In his younger years he attended the Deputy United Methodist Church, was a member of 4-H and was a charter member of the Deputy Volunteer Fire Department. He was a master gardener and enjoyed keeping a pristine home.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Peggy Ann Click Owens of Deputy; a son, Michael Owens of Deputy; a daughter, Gina R. Hardesty of Madison, Indiana; and seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lloyd D. Owens; and two nieces and other family members.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home. A final salute will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with full 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 Deputy Volunteer Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Marjorie Reed

Dora Marjorie Lawson Reed, 95, a lifelong resident of Saluda Township in Jefferson County, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover, Indiana.

She was born on July 4, 1924, at the family home in Saluda Township, to Hallie Holt and Olive Josephine Brooks Lawson. She was a 1942 graduate of the old Saluda High School, worked at the Jefferson Proving Ground early in life, and after marrying worked with her husband and family on their farm and orchard and in the family fruit stand on State Road 62. She was a longtime member of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church where she served as the pianist for many years and was also a 73-year member of the Saluda Township Homemakers Association. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, painting and music was always in her home.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Wes Thomas of Hanover; a grandson, Trenton Cory Thomas of Hanover, Indiana; a granddaughter, Dr. Maggie Rose Widmoyer of Frederick, Maryland; her sisters, Jerri Bruner of Newnan, Georgia and Kathleen Lohrig of Madison; and a great grandson, a special cousin, Russell and Faye Reed; her special friend, Ellen Meade, and her Mount Zion Church family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Charles Corbett Reed; her daughter, Mary Jo Reed; a brother, Bob Lawson; and her sisters, Jane Neal and Lynn E. Bohn.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 5, at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church on South Saluda-Paynesville Road near Hanover. Private committal services will follow at the Reed Family Mausoleum on the family farm in Saluda, Indiana. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison and from 9 a.m. until services Friday at the Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion United Methodist Church. Cards are available at funeral home and at the church.

Obituaries – June 5, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020 10:09 PM

Judy Adams

Judy Ann Lackey Adams, 70, of Austin, Indiana and formerly of Bennington, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana.

She was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Montgomery, West Virginia, to William Howard and Ruth Katherine Kelly Lackey. She was raised in many communities but the family resided in Fortville, Indiana, and she received her GED there. She worked in retail sales for 10 years at Fred Meyer Stores in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she was married in 2007. She lived in Bennington from March 2011 to 2018 when her husband died. She was a member of the Austin Pilgrim Holiness Church and enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, crocheting and studying her Bible.

Survivors include her sister, Deborah Lackey of Terre Haute, Indiana; her brothers, James Lackey of Green Cove Springs, Florida and John Lackey of California; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 11 years, James Brian Adams, on March 31, 2018; and a nephew, William Joseph Shay.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 8, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel, in Hanover, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Slawson Cemetery in Bennington. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Judy Adams Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

James Brooks

James Ernest “Jim” Brooks, 84, of Grammer, Indiana and formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the Miller’s Merry Manor in Hope, Indiana.

He was born June 21,1935, to Robert Maurice and Helen Ernestine Swango Brooks. He spent most of his youth on a small tobacco and cattle farm located on Brooks Road just north of Mt. Sterling in Switzerland County. He graduated from Switzerland County High School in 1953 and began working at the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay. He pulled his 20-foot trailer to Columbus, Indiana, with a barrowed jeep in 1956 and started a new job with Cummins Engine Company with his wife and daughter. They later moved into a four room house in Grammer and added a breeze-way and garage where he loved working on and maintaining his vehicles. He was a die-hard Ford man and NASCAR fan. He worked Second and Third shift at Cummins, allowing him to also work for various farmers around Grammer for several years and purchased 40 acres on the west edge of Grammer in 1971. After divorcing his first wife he married Lois Irene Aldred in 1977, who sold her farm in Mt. Sterling, Indiana, and brought her equipment to their new house and barns and they worked side by side on the farm for many years raising livestock, hay and grain. He retired from Cummins in 1988 after 32 years and continued to farm until 2001 when they held their farm sale. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 395 F&AM in Alert, Indiana, the Bear Creek Baptist Church and supported the local Democratic Party.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Irene VanTyle Aldred-Brooks of Hope; a daughter, Leta Brooks of Scipio, Indiana; a son, Dennis Brooks of Elizabethtown, Indiana; his step-daughters, Marla Lamson of Vevay, Indiana and Anita Sanders of North Vernon, Indiana; his sisters, Joann Baxter of Aurora, Indiana and Kay Neal of Jacksonville, Florida; and 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Veda Dawn Brooks; his first wife, Marietta Kay Webb Brooks; a step-daughter, Jama Lois Hayes; his brother, Johnny Brooks; and two great-grandchildren and other relatives

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Masonic Services will be conducted at 12:45 p.m. Monday, by the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Hospice or the Bartholomew County Democratic Central Committee. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Jose Castro

Jose Manuel Perez Castro, 67, of Madison, Indiana, died Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Nov. 23, 1952, in Caracas, Venezuela, to Manuel Felipe Perez and Teodora Castro. He graduated high school and attended college in Venezuela. He worked as a sales manager for several building supply companies in Venezuela then at Arvin Sango after coming to the United States in July 2018. He worshipped at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison, enjoyed playing baseball, softball, chess and reading and loved his family and the sports club in Venezuela.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 47 years, Maria Teresa Bolivar De Perez of Madison; his sons, Manuel Rafael Perez-Bolivar of Seattle, Cesar Augusto Perez-Bolivar of Madison and Jose Manuel Perez-Bolivar of Buenos Aires, Argentina; a brother, Felipe Augusto Perez Castro of Barcelona, Venezuela; his sister, Nahir Perez Castro of Los Teques, Venezuela; and five grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Ricardo Perez Castro and Marcos Perez Castro.

Memorial Mass will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church Chapel in Madison. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rosary will be prayed at noon on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. Cards are available at the funeral home or at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

David Chamness

David Allen Chamness, 58, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his home in Madison.

He was born Dec. 1, 1961, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to Orian Maurice and Carol Alice Copple Chamness. He was raised in Lexington and attended the Lexington Christian Church. He was a 1980 graduate of Scottsburg High School.

He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 13, 1980, in Louisville, and served basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He rose to the rank of Sergeant and served during the Panama and Persian Gulf Era with the 43rd MMS at Anderson AFB Guam and worked with the Munitions Systems (AMMO) 461 USAF. He was honorably discharged on Aug.15, 1991, from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, receiving the Air Force Training Ribbon, the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, the Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

He was married in Las Vegas and lived there for 15 years working in maintenance for an apartment complex. He and his wife moved to Madison in 2005, and he worked for Orschlein Farm & Home and then for Anderson Sales and Service. He was very involved with the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison and had served as Sergeant at Arms and was a member of the Honor Guard the past two years. He also served as a Vice Ride Director with the Legion Riders. He enjoyed painting, woodworking, riding his motorcycle, fishing, gardening and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Lynda Margaret Deverson Chamness, of Madison; his sons, DJ Chamness of Guam, Terrence Chamness of Florida and Aaron Chamness of Madison; a step-daughter, Amy Bruso of Derby, Kansas; his sister, Vicki Reed of Henryville, Indiana; his brother, John Maurice Chamness of Charlestown, Indiana; and 12 grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Karla Eskridge and Michelle Cissell.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 8, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.

A final salute and military honors will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with a final memorial ride with the Legion Riders.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David Chamness Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

David DeBurger

David Ray DeBurger, 71, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

He was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Madison, to Eugene and Thelma Bellamy DeBurger. He lived all of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there. He worked in union and non-union construction for many years including with Charlie Horton in his masonry business for many years. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church near Chelsea, the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 Sons of the American Legion and the NRA. He loved to hunt and fish.

Survivors include his daughter, Angela DeBurger Youngblood of Madison; a sister, Gloria Wilson of Madison; a brother, Dennis Eugene DeBurger of Madison; and two grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is also survived by the family members of his companion, David and Kathy Harper, Kevin Harper, Christy Cooper, Lisa and John Gibbons, Deanna Harper and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his companion of 10 years, Wilma Rogers Vokufka, Oct. 2, 2015; two brothers, Thomas DeBurger and Ronnie DeBurger; and a sister, Thelma Jean Ashby.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Springdale Cemetery in downtown Madison. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David DeBurger Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Robert Kernen

Robert M. “Bob” Kernen, 89, of Madison, Indiana, died on Friday, June 5, 2020, at the Hickory Creek of Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.

Gary Taylor

Gary Steven Taylor, 73, of Milton, Kentucky, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at the Kindred Hospital at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Oct. 8, 1946, in Madison, Indiana, to Donald S. and Bonnie Lee Harmon Taylor. He was raised in Carroll County and graduated from Carroll County High School in 1964. He worked from the age of 17 at Ohio Valley Paving and retired after more than 50 years service with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 where he was an operator. He enjoyed flying his plane, a 1947 Luscombe Taildragger, and taking aerial pictures. He also was a master gardener and loved watching the birds that would visit his feeders.

Survivors include his daughters, Lori Taylor of Milton and Leigh Taylor Osborne of Turners Station, Kentucky; a brother, Larry Kevin Taylor of Milton, Kentucky; his sister, Ginny Ogden of Greenback, Tennessee; and five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 52 years, Margaret Ann Lawson Taylor, on March 6, 2019, and a brother, Timothy Damon Taylor.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Mt. Byrd Christian Church in Milton. Interment will follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, Indiana, and at the church. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Dillard Whittymore

Dillard Whittymore, 80, of Lexington, Indiana, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at his residence.

He was born in London, Kentucky, the son of the late Dillard Whittymore and Polly Pennington Whittymore. He graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1958. He was a retired businessman, the Charter President of the Sertoma Club of Jackson County, and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Madison. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jalynn Schlehuser Whittymore, of Lexington; three sons, DillWhittymore of Brownstown, Indiana, Mark Whittymore and Coby Whittymore, both of Scottsburg; a daughter, Deborah Jean Hunnicutt of Jeffersonville, Indiana; a brother, William Whittymore of Palm City, Florida; two sisters, Marie Oberlies of Sarasota, Florida and Rhoda Johnson of Greenwood, Indiana; and 10 grandchildren and14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruby Vaughn Lee, and two brothers, Harold Vaughn and Levi Whittymore.

Private graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 3, at Bunker Hill Cemetery near Salem.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Faith Lutheran Church c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Online condolences, www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

Obituaries – June 7, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:17 AM

Leola Brinson

Leola Maxine Dennis Brinson, 91, of Benham, Indiana, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the Jewel House in Madison, Indiana. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, Indiana.

David Chamness

David Allen Chamness, 58, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his home in Madison.

He was born Dec. 1, 1961, in Scottsburg, Indiana, to Orian Maurice and Carol Alice Copple Chamness. He was raised in Lexington and attended the Lexington Christian Church. He was a 1980 graduate of Scottsburg High School.

He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 13, 1980, in Louisville, and served basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He rose to the rank of Sergeant and served during the Panama and Persian Gulf Era with the 43rd MMS at Anderson AFB Guam and worked with the Munitions Systems (AMMO) 461 USAF. He was honorably discharged on Aug.15, 1991, from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, receiving the Air Force Training Ribbon, the Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the NCO PME Graduate Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, the Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster.

He was married in Las Vegas and lived there for 15 years working in maintenance for an apartment complex. He and his wife moved to Madison in 2005, and he worked for Orschlein Farm & Home and then for Anderson Sales and Service. He was very involved with the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison and had served as Sergeant at Arms and was a member of the Honor Guard the past two years. He also served as a Vice Ride Director with the Legion Riders. He enjoyed painting, woodworking, riding his motorcycle, fishing, gardening and watching NASCAR.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Lynda Margaret Deverson Chamness, of Madison; his sons, DJ Chamness of Guam, Terrence Chamness of Florida and Aaron Chamness of Madison; a step-daughter, Amy Bruso of Derby, Kansas; his sister, Vicki Reed of Henryville, Indiana; his brother, John Maurice Chamness of Charlestown, Indiana; and 12 grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters, Karla Eskridge and Michelle Cissell.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 8, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral.

A final salute and military honors will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion with a final memorial ride with the Legion Riders.

Memorial contributions may be made to the David Chamness Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.

Robert Kernen

Robert M. “Bob” Kernen, 89, of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, June 5, 2020, at the Hickory Creek of Madison in Madison.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1930, in Madison, Indiana, to Joseph C. and Sarah Davis Kernen. He grew up in the Canaan, Indiana, area until age 11 and lived the rest of his life in the Madison community. He was a 1949 graduate of North Madison High School and attended insurance school and took many classes for the insurance business over the course of his career. He had worked at the House of Flowers from age 17-20, then began a career in funeral service working at Lytle Mortuary from 1951 to 1959 before going into the insurance business. He had worked at the McCauley Agency from 1988 to 1993. He had also worked as a Prudential agent and representative for securities and insurance for 29 years before retiring in 1988. After retiring, he worked at Vail-Holt Funeral Home-Hanover Chapel for several years and then for the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre for 12 and one half years. He attended First Baptist Church and enjoyed mowing his grass, fishing, hunting and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 69 years, June Ann Ireland Kernen, of Madison; his daughter, Debra “Debbie” A. Kernen, of Treasure Island, Florida; his sons, Jeff R. Kernen and Richard B. Kernen, both of Madison; and seven grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, a nephew and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his half-brother, Harold R. Kyle; his half-sisters, Norma Winifred Kyle and Nelda Elizabeth Kyle Cox; and his stepmother, Mary Marcella Johann Kernen.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Caroline McCauley

Caroline M. Lynch McCauley, 90, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Madison. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison, www.morgan-nay.com.