Obituaries - May 31, 2017
Kenneth Cutshall Sr.
Kenneth Allen “Kenny” Cutshall Sr., 74, of Madison died Monday, May 29, 2017, at his residence. He was born June 28, 1942, in Madison to Floyd Lee and Madge Whitsitt Cutshall. He was raised and attended school in Jefferson County. He earned his GED in 1964. He served in the Army from Jan. 7, 1964, to Dec. 28, 1965, rising to the rank of Specialist Four during the Vietnam War. He received the Combat Infantryman and Sharpshooter badges. He remained in the reserves until Jan. 6, 1970. He worked as a supervisor at Williamson Heater in Madison for 20 years. He also worked security at Marble Hill for 15 years, and did maintenance for Hereford Apartments and Whispering Pines. He was a member of the Liberty Methodist Church near Hanover. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, hunting mushrooms, walking and caring for his wife. He is survived by three sons, Allen Cutshall Jr. of Newnan, Ga., Michael Cutshall of Deputy and Jason Cutshall of Madison; two daughters, Penny Nichols of Newnan, Ga. and Amanda Cutshall of Madison; three sisters, Bonnie Feuerstein of Madison, Linda Hall of Underwood and Sharon Cheatham of Little York; one brother, Sam Cutshall of St. Cloud, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Singer Cutshall, whom he married March 19, 1964, and who died May 10, 2017; his father; his mother; one brother, Bobby L. Cutshall; and one sister, Dianne Cutshall. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery near Hanover. Military honors will be conducted graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Kenneth Cutshall Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Gerald Vernon “Briggs” Kirby, 88, of Madison died Monday, May 29, 2017 at River Terrace Health Campus. He was born Aug. 21, 1928, in Orange County to Clarence and Audrey Buchanan Kirby. He was a 1946 graduate of Muncie Central High School. He was in the Navy from Dec. 14, 1950, to Sept. 2, 1954, serving during the Korean War and rising to the rank of Airman First Class. He received the Good Conduct Medal. After his service, he graduated from Ball State University with a master’s degree in education and industrial education. He first taught industrial arts at Cambridge City and then at Southwestern High School in Hanover. He worked at Cummins Engine Company as an instructor in the service school for several years. He last served as the director at the Southeastern Indiana Vocational School in Versailles, now known as the Southeastern Career Center. He retired on June 30, 1988, after 22 years of service. He was a member of North United Methodist Church in Madison for many years before becoming a member of North Madison Baptist Church. He also was a member of the Madison Elks Lodge 524, Indiana Vocational Directors Association, Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association and the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association. He had served on the Madison Consolidated School Board. He enjoyed volunteering, tutoring, tinkering, woodworking and storytelling. He also enjoyed visiting and working on his farm near Paoli. He is survived by his wife, Barbara M. Goodman Kirby, whom he married Oct. 30, 1952; one daughter, Karla Gauger of Madison; one son, Mark Kirby of Terre Haute; one brother, Vasco J. Kirby of Indianapolis; one sister, Annabelle Rominger of Paoli; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father; his mother; and three brothers, Alvin Hugh Kirby, Calvin Kirby and Hubert Kirby. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Stamper’s Creek Cemetery near Paoli. Military honors will be conducted graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Gerald V. Kirby Scholarship Fund for the Southeastern Indiana Vocation School. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.