Obituaries for the Week of March 20th, 2019: Jerry Conway, Bart Law, Emerson Lee, L.G. Stangle, Jeannine Roberts, Wanda Roszczynski

March 20, 2019


Jerry Conway

Jerry Richard Conway, 82, of Madison died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home.

He was born April 11, 1936, in Decatur, Illinois, to Lyle and Christine Tarter Conway. He was raised in North Pekin, Illinois, and was a 1954 graduate of Pekin Community High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Air Force Nov. 6, 1954, in Chicago. He rose to the rank of Airman First Class while serving during the Korean Era and was honorably discharged Sept. 24,1958, at March Air Force Base in California. While serving he spent two years in Japan as a Korean linguist after being trained at Yale for nine months. After being honorably discharged he worked for Magnavox Company in Urbana, Illinois. He moved to Madison in 1971 and worked for Grote Industries, then Hecks and eventually retired from Mr. Hardware. He enjoyed his classical guitar, family genealogy research, reading, woodworking, carving, UK basketball, playing Scrabble and doing yard work. He had been attending the North Madison Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Akers Sigler Conway of Madison; two sons, Bruce Conway of Sacramento, California, and James Conway of Madison; one stepdaughter, Tara Sigler Scholey of Bedford, Kentucky; three sisters, Nancy Heitzman and Marilyn Hartsock, both of Pekin, Illinois, and Mary Helen Popejoy of Germantown Hills, Illinois; two brothers, Bernard “Bud” Conway of Whitwell, Tennessee, and Stephen Conway of Meridian, Idaho; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Everett and David Conway.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.

There will be a final salute at the funeral home Friday at 11:30 a.m. with full military honors to follow at the cemetery chapel to be conducted by Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the United States Air Force Ceremonial Unit.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Salvation Army or Disabled American Veterans. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at

Bart Law

Bart Law, 52, of Madison, Indiana, died Monday, March 11, at his home.

He was born June 21, 1966, in Madison, Indiana, to Phyllis Stucker Carter.

He lived his life in Madison. He was employed by the Richwood Plantation in Milton, Kentucky, and for many years was a painter throughout the area.

He is survived by a daughter, Chelsea Law, and a son, Matthew Law, both of Madison; two sisters, Autumn Hoover of Commiskey, Indiana, and Twilia Thompson, of Madison; three brothers, Delbert Taylor of Deputy, Indiana, and Donnie Law and Mark Burkhead, both of Hanover, Indiana; a grandson, Luke Harper; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Stucker Carter, and a brother, Ricky Taylor.

He requested his body be donated to science through Indiana University, so there will be no services at this time. The family plans a memorial service at a later date in “Bart’s Style” with the “great outdoors” and fishing included. There will be a later notification of the service.

Emerson Lee

Emerson Harold Lee, 84, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Norton Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, Indiana.

L.G. Stangle

L. G. Stangle, 92, of Lexington, Indiana, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Scott Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 19, 1926, in New Castle, Kentucky, to Joe Stangle and Ruth Moore Stangle. He was a retired longshoreman for the L.I.A. Union. In addition, he retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after serving during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Lexington Christian Church.

He is survived by his companion, Janice M. Capps of Lexington; three sons, John Stangle of Scottsburg, Indiana, David Stangle of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Lee Stangle of Fort Ann, New York; two daughters, Ruth Ann Smith and Lorraine Cromey, both of Tyler, Texas; two stepsons, James J. Capps of North Vernon, Indiana, and William A. Capps of Seymour, Indiana; one stepdaughter, Alida Kriete of Seymour; two brothers, Wayne Douglas Stangle of Phoenix, Arizona, and Robert Earnest Stangle of Turners Station, Kentucky; four sisters, Geneva Looney and Shirley Rayburn, both of Bedford, Kentucky, DeEtta Sanders of Covington, Kentucky, and Linda Ruth Proctor of Carrollton, Kentucky; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Stangle, who died in 1979; one sister, Lorraina Kuhlman; and four brothers, Carroll, Dalton, Hurley and Kenneth Stangle.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery in Lexington.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday after 9 a.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at

Jeannine Roberts

Jeannine K. Roberts, 84 of Athens, Georgia, died Saturday, March 9, at Huntsville Hospital.

She was born on August 26, 1934, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Harry and Irene Keller. She graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1952 and worked as an administrative assistant in various companies, and as an operator for ATT in Lancaster. She had a lifelong love of sewing, spending most of her life working as a seamstress and made numerous handmade quilts that have been cherished. She continued her career while raising her family and moving to Madison, Indiana, in 1968, where she worked for Joyce Shoe. She and her husband also also lived in Texas and in Florida before settling in Athens.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Fred Roberts; two daughters, Debbie Elles and Donna Roberts; a son, David Roberts; a brother, William Keller, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. three grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother John Keller, and a sister, Mary Kopf.

Memorial services will be at a later date.

Wanda Roszczynski 

Wanda Adamczyk Roszczynski, 87, of Madison, Indiana died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison.