Obituaries - January 6, 2017
Cleo Jean Fitzgerald Devine, 76, of Milton, Ky., died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at her residence. She was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Bedford, Ky., to Luther Calvin and Elizabeth J. Kelley Fitzgerald. She was a 1958 graduate of Trimble County High School. She worked for many years at the shoe factory in Madison. She then went on to be a farmer with her husband. She enjoyed word puzzles, collecting things and shopping. She is survived by her husband, June Devine, whom she married May 31, 1958; and two siblings, Shirley Hamilton of Milton, Ky. and David Fitzgerald of Laconia. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, infant Hillis Dean Fitzgerald and Terry Lee Fitzgerald. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service. Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Linda S. “Lynn” Butler Murphy, 76, of Madison, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at her residence. She was born Dec. 13, 1940 on her grandparent’s farm on Patton’s Creek in Kentucky, to James W. “J.W.” and Ruth Wheeler Butler. She was raised in Trimble County, Ky. and was a 1959 graduate of Hanover High School. She graduated from Porter Business School in Indianapolis and worked at the state house in Indianapolis for two years. She was a stay-at-home mom for five years, before she returned to the work force as a regional sales manager for Sanborn Electric. She later worked at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, retiring in 2008. She was a lifetime member of the Milton United Methodist Church, where she taught the young adult Sunday School for several years. She was also a member of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Methodist Church. She was also a member of River Valley Community Church. She was a member and served as secretary of the Gideon’s International “Madison Camp.” She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Madison Chapter 530 and the Hanover Chapter 525. She served as worthy matron for several years and was district deputy in 1987 and 1988. She was the grand representative to Puerto Rico in 1995 and 1996, and served as grand warden to the Indiana Grand Chapter. She was named a Kentucky Colonel. She enjoyed traveling, family gatherings and swimming at the Y.M.C.A. in Vevay. She also enjoyed social gatherings, ice cream and chocolate. She is survived by two daughters, Dianna Lynne Nunns of Santa Cruz, Calif. and Kathy Elaine Kidwell of Madison; one adopted daughter, Rita Addleman of Madison; two sisters, Judy Bray and Diane Ferrell of Madison; one brother, Don Butler of Clay City, Ky.; two grandchildren; two great-grandsons; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford “Biff” Murphy, whom she married Jan. 5, 1974, and who died March 31, 1997; her father, who died Jan. 22, 2003; her mother, who died July 23, 2013; and one brother, James “Jimmy” Butler, who died Oct. 19, 2007. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Milton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Vail Chapel. A special service will be conducted by Eastern Star at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Milton United Methodist Church or Gideon’s International. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralhomes.com.
Orville Hughes Nethery, 73, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at his residence. He retired from International Harvester in Louisville, Ky. and Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Betty; eight children, David, Bob, Orville, Dianne, Patricia, Sharon, Ronald and Timothy; three brothers, Todd, James and Leroy; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Gardens in Mt. Washington, Ky. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Joseph William Storie, 57, of Madison, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville. He was born Aug. 5, 1959, in Madison, to Elbert V. and Kathryn L. Carlow Storie. He retired from Grote Industries after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Madison Moose Lodge. He enjoyed working at Grote, walking his dog and spending time with friends. He is survived by two brothers, James Storie of Madison and Charles E. Todd of Savannah, Ga.; one uncle; one aunt; one niece; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, who died in 1959; his mother, Kathryn Storie Todd, who died in 2011; one sister, Kathy Storie Wells; one brother, John Robert Storie; and his grandparents, Howard and Mary Carlow. The funeral service and burial will be private in Brooksburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Madison-Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralhomes.com.