Obituaries for the Week of May 17th, 2019: Clair Barnes, Jack Dwyer, Thomas Harrell Marcile Lee, Sean Stroud, Joan Taylor, Wanda Van Wye, Shane Wentworth

May 17, 2019

 

Clair Barnes

Clair Eugene Barnes, 76, of Madison died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Switzerland County, to Elvin Paul and Bernita Hickman Barnes. He grew up in Switzerland County and attended Vevay High School. He farmed for several years and had lived in Madison the past 55 years. He retired after 45 years with Thompson Glass Dairy, now Prairie Farms. He was a member of Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield, Indiana. He enjoyed his daily trips to Hinkle’s in downtown Madison, where he was treated as family. On Sunday mornings, he enjoyed the gang at McDonald’s. He loved to watch basketball games on TV.

He is survived by three brothers, Gerald Barnes of Dupont, Indiana, David Barnes of Greenwood, Indiana, and Galen Barnes of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Kathryn Beach of North Vernon, Indiana, and Janet Otter of Erlanger, Kentucky; three cousins; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Vevay Cemetery in Vevay.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Donor’s Favorite Charity. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Jack Dwyer

John “Jack” Robert Dwyer, 91, of Madison died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at River Terrace Health Campus.

He was born June 30, 1927, in Daviess County, Indiana, to James and Catherine Daily Dwyer. He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1945 and entered the U.S. Air Force in 1945 serving until 1948, and then again from 1950 to 1951 during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in education from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University and a Counseling Degree from Ball State University. He moved to Madison in 1953. He was a teacher and coached all sports at Shawe Memorial High School from 1953 to 1967, and then began a 25- year career with Madison Consolidated School Corporation as a counselor from 1967 until his retirement in 1992. While at the junior high school he also briefly taught history. He was a driver’s education instructor throughout his teaching career. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame at Saint Joseph’s College in 1970 for his career in 1953. He served the City of Madison on the Park Board under Madison Mayor Warren Rucker and for nearly 20 years as a Democratic City Council member. He enjoyed golfing, reading, solving crossword puzzles, watching the news and keeping up on politics. He was an avid IU basketball fan and legendary storyteller to both his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Fae Perryman Dwyer of Madison; one son, David Dwyer of Madison; five daughters, Marta Johnson of Marion, Indiana, Patti Howard of Houston, Texas, Mary K. Dwyer and Anne Higgins, both of Madison, and Barbie Baker of Evansville, Indiana; 16 grandchildren; five step- grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Robert Dwyer Jr.; his parents; and six sisters, Margaret Larkin, Jean Wagy, Kay McDonald, Agnes Dwyer, and Sister Josepha Dwyer and Sister Mary Clare.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial service at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion.

Visitation will be at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

The Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Shawe Athletics or MCHS Athletics. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Thomas Harrell 

Thomas “Tommy” Earl Harrell, 43, of Hanover, Indiana, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

He was born May 21, 1975, in Madison, Indiana to William Leon, Sr. and Jennifer Jean McGuire Harrell. He grew up in Queensville and had attended Jennings County High School. He worked early in life for McDonalds, Wendy’s and Arvin Sango. He had lived in Jefferson County the past 14 years and was employed for the past 10 years with Royer Corporation in production. He was raised in the First Nazarene Church in North Vernon and Christ Way Ministries. He enjoyed being in the Cub Scouts, the Boy Scouts and had received the Arrow Light award. He loved camping, fishing, cookouts, video games, 4-wheeling, music and his family was everything to him. He was a devoted husband, loving dad, son, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his companion of 14 years, Robin M.Reckers of Hanover; two daughters, Ciara Reckers of Hanover and Alyssa Marie Reckers-Harrell, both of Hanover; two sons, Ryan Snyder and Hunter Reckers-Harrell, both of Hanover; his mother, Jennifer Jean McGuire Harrell of Jennings County, Indiana; two sisters, Teresa Ann Swim of North Vernon, Indiana, and Jeanette Corya of Commiskey, Indiana; one brother, William Leon Harrell, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Leon Harrell, Sr.

Funeral services will be Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre – Hanover Chapel, in Hanover. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in North Vernon.

Visitation will be Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrell Children’s Education Fund. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com

Marcile Lee

Marcile E. Lee, 90, of Bloomington, Indiana, formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Monroe County Hospital in Bloomington. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Sean Stroud

Sean C. Stroud, 51, of Madison died Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was born April 26, 1968, in Anderson, Indiana. He graduated from Anderson High School in 1986. He moved to Madison in 2013 and lived with his fiancée, Julie”Buff” Shelton. He was a veteran and served proudly for the U.S. Army. He was working for Celtab in Madison. He loved sports. During baseball season he rooted for the Chicago Cubs, and in football season he cheered for the Indianapolis Colts. He loved animals and played ball daily with his beloved dog, Cooper. He also had two cats he adored, BoBo and Callie. He was outgoing, a wonderful conversation starter and enjoyed talking with his neighbors.

He is survived by his fiancée, Julie Shelton; Julie’s children, Steven Shelton and Madison Jackson; his mother, Darlene Stroud and her partner, Dick Hines of Pendleton, Indiana; three brothers, Troy James, Richard James and Noel Stroud; his aunt, Norma Fitz; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Stroud.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Cross Church in Anderson, Indiana. Burial will follow with full military honors.

Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Sean C. Stroud Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Joan Taylor 

Joan Bates Taylor, 78, of Madison, Indiana, died Thursday, May 16, 2019 ,at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, in Madison, Indiana.

Wanda Van Wye

Wanda June Carter Van Wye, 84, of Madison, Indiana, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at her home.

She was born June 9, 1934, in Carrollton, Kentucky, to William and Eleanor Ford Carter. She was raised in Carrollton and attended school there. She was baptized as a child and attended the Baptist Church in Carrollton. She had lived in Madison since 1962 and was employed early in life with Charlestown Ammunition Plant and later for 10 years with the U.S. Shoe Corp. in production. In 1969, she began a career at the Madison State Hospital in the food service department. She retired in 1996 as a supervisor of food services. She was an avid Bingo player, loved watching Judge Judy and really any legal show on TV. Sunday dinners with her family was a tradition.

She is survived by three daughters, Debbie Bruce, Terri Schafer and Dani Moore, all of Madison; one son, Joseph Van Wye of Madison; two sisters, Patsy Devine of Milton, Kentucky, and Wilhelmina “Meanie” Moore of Carrollton; one brother, Cecil Carter of Carrollton; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joseph “Charlie” Van Wye, Sr., whom she married March 25, 1952; one son, Charles Joseph Van Wye Jr.; her parents; two brothers, Ronnie Carter and Sgt. Clyde Marvin Carter, POW/MIA; and one sister, Esther Moore;

There will be a graveside ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the National League of POW/MIA Families. Cards are available at the funeral homes.

Online condolences can be sent at morgan-nay.com

Shane Wentworth

Shane Wentworth, 51, of Owensboro, Kentucky, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.

He was born August 15, 1967, in Carroll County, Kentucky. He had worked as a welder for Yager Materials. He was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and had been attending Matthew’s Table. He was a member of the Emmaus Community and enjoyed golfing, fishing, camping, cooking and was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan.

He is survived by one son, Bailey Wentworth of Evansville, Indiana; two daughters, Elizabeth Wentworth and Emily Wentworth, both of Evansville; his mother, Ruth Ann Swofford of Owensboro; two sisters, Tammy Robertson and Angela Evans, both of Owensboro; one brother, Roger Chilton of Owensboro; his stepmother, Joyce Wentworth of Madison; one grandchild; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Wentworth.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m and Monday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Matthew’s Table, P. O. Box 873, Owensboro, Kentucky, or to the St. Benedict’s Shelter, 1001 West 7th. St., Owensboro, Kentucky.

Online condolences can be sent at glenncares.com