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Obituaries - August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017 GMT

William Adams

William S. “Sam” Adams, 88, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Signature Healthcare of Carrollton, Ky. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Frances Rose

Frances Rose Clem Rose, 81, of Seymour, formerly of Deputy, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour. She was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Bath County, Ky., to Thomas Dexter Clem and Mary Lydia Hart Reffitt. She was raised in Kentucky and later moved to Indiana. She was employed with the Excel Shirt Factory in Seymour for 18 years and with Regal Rugs in North Vernon. She worked for two years at a jewelry store in Salem. She was also a caregiver most of her life, working in private care, nursing homes, and at a state hospital. She was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church near Deputy, Seymour Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Auxiliary and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, woodworking, yard work, yard sales, puzzles, jig saw and crossword puzzles. She is survived by two daughters, Elaine Basham of Commiskey and Bobbi K. Lake of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, Clyde Cooley of Butlerville and Raymond DeWayne Brewer Jr. of Napoleon, Ohio; one sister, Myrtle Hawkins of Indiana; one brother, Dexter Thomas Clem of North Vernon; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by two step daughters, Sharron Faye Cooley Maddox and JoAnn Cooley Tingle; her father; her mother; four sisters, Esther Becraft, Kathleen Becraft, Fern Pelfrey and Odessa Higginbotham; and one brother, Clyde Reffitt. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Dupont Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Frances Rose Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.

Don Scholey

Don Wayne Scholey, 79, of Milton, Ky., died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Kentuckiana Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1938, in Carrollton, Ky., to Harvey and Violla Robins Scholey. He was a 1956 graduate of Carroll County High School, and later received an engineering certificate in Columbus. He served with the National Guard of Carrollton, Ky. for 14 years. He worked as chief tooling engineer for Kawneer for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years. He was also a member of Eastern Star in Hope. He was a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, farming, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Wentworth Scholey, whom he married June 1, 1958; two children, Kevin Wayne Scholey of Bedford, Ky. and Donavan Keith Scholey of Milton, Ky.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Louise Anderson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial will be in Bedford Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to WHAS Crusade for Children or the Henry Trimble Animal Shelter. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.

Harold Smith

Harold Ray Smith, 80, of Madison, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, At King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

Mary Thevenow

Mary Louise Williams Thevenow, 87, of Madison, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, as the result of injuries sustained in a car wreck in Hanover. She was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Boswell, Pa., to Stephen and Ruth Driggs Williams. She was a 1947 graduate of Oakmont Pennsylvania High School and moved to Norfolk, Va. in 1948. She began a career in accounting working with the National Bank of Commerce in Norfolk, Va. She moved to Madison in 1952. She worked with the First National Bank until 1966, when she began working in the Budget Department at the Jefferson Proving Ground, until her retirement in 1992. She then worked in the office at Hall’s Laundry for three years. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, and served on the church council as treasurer and music director. She was also a board member and the supervisor committee of the Jefferson Community Federal Credit Union. She was also a member of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees and served as treasurer for six years. She sang bass for the Music Valley Singers and the Sweet Adeline’s. She was with Fern and the Gang for 16 years, singing at many events and at nursing homes. She also volunteered with RSVP in Madison. She is survived by one son, Stephen Thomas Thevenow of Scottsburg; one sister, Lynn A. Deans of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandson; one great-grandson; and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas “Tommy” Thevenow, whom she married Aug. 26, 1950, and who died April 2, 1979; two sons, William Robert Thevenow, who died June 19, 1981 and Jess Allen Thevenow Sr., who died March 13, 2010; her father; her mother; and one sister, Dorothy G. Williams, who died in 1983. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Expression of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. John’s United Church of Christ. Contributions can be made through the funeral home and at the church. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.