Obituaries - November 1, 2016
Betty Jean Wheeler Craig, 83, of Bedford, Ky., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at her residence. She was born Jan. 25, 1933, to Alton and Ethel Garrett Wheeler. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Madison. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, canning and farming. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by two children, Troy Gene Craig and Travis Glenn Craig, both of Bedford, Ky.; two siblings, Mary Wiggam and Joe Wheeler, both of New Washington; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Glenn Craig; her parents; two brothers, Aaron Lamar Wheeler and Lawrence J. Wheeler; two sisters, Ethel Laverne Wheeler and Opal Springer; and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. Burial will be at later date in Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky. Friends may call at the church Saturday from noon until the service. Ransdell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent at www.ransdellfuneral.com.
Patricia Crecelius, 51, of Mitchell, formerly of Madison, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel.
Darrel Robert Curry, 68, of Hanover, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at his residence. He was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Bismarck, N.D., to Edward H. and Marcella B. Erdman Curry. He was a 1966 graduate of Miami Norland High School and attended college in Moorpark, Calif. for two years. He served in the Army from Aug. 22, 1968 to Feb. 24, 1970, during the Vietnam War, rising to the rank of Sergeant. He was in the Special Forces, was an expert marksman and was wounded twice. He remained in the reserves until Aug. 21, 1974. He received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He was a union carpenter and a factory worker early in life. He worked at Rexnord and Williamson Heater in Madison before moving to Indianapolis. He retired from Diamond Chain in Indianapolis in 1999. He was a member of Kent Christian Church and the Christian Motorcycle Association. He was a former member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He enjoyed motorcycles, archery, deer and turkey hunting, playing guitar, and playing music at nursing homes. He is survived by, his fiancée, Brenda Collings of Madison; one sister, Donna R. Denning of Madison; one aunt; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, who died June 24, 2005; his mother, who died Feb. 11, 2015; one brother, Dennis L. Curry, who died June 21, 2002; and one sister, Debbie Welch, who died Nov. 7, 1995. 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 Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Ky. Military honors will be conducted graveside. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Kent Christian Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
Beverly Joyce Detmer, 79, of Orlando, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. She was born Aug. 22, 1937, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Dolores Mahoney. She was raised in Trimble County, Ky. She worked as a secretary. She attended Tuskawilla United Methodist Church in Casselberry, Fla. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Orvel Phillip “Phil” Detmer, whom she married Aug. 8, 1954; two daughters, Sherrie Fresh of Hanover and Lisa Kolb of Oviedo, Fla.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Milton Methodist Church in Milton, Ky. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association. Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society in Apopka, Fla., was in charge of arrangements. This is a corrected version of an obituary published Saturday. It corrects the day of the service.
James Pasley Jr.
James Delmar Pasley Jr., 79, of Carrollton, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at his residence. He was born Nov. 28, 1936, in Lee County, Ky., to James Delmar Sr. and Della Gross Pasley. He served in the Air Force. After his time in the service, he lived in Dayton, Ohio and later moved to Carrollton, Ky. He retired as a night shift supervisor for Dayton-Walther Corporation in Carrollton, Ky. He was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church in Carrollton, Ky. and the Dallasburg Masonic Lodge 621 in Wheatley, Ky., where he had served as past master. He enjoyed his family and hunting with dogs. He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Sue Pasley of Jonesville, Ky.; three sisters, Jo McCampbell of Winter Park, Fla., Glenda Glenn of Lebanon, Ohio and Sue Morris of West Carrollton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Combs Pasley; his parents; two brothers, Gerald Pasley and Dale Pasley; and two sisters, Reva Drake and Eunice Doyle. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the Dallasburg Masonic Cemetery in Wheatley, Ky. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a hug. Online condolences can be sent at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.
Carole Louise Stoner, 74, of Madison, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Fort Wayne, to Robert D. and Mary Jerkiewicz Wass. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, and the Holy Cross Central School of Nursing. She retired in 2006 after 30 years of service as a registered nurse at The Waters of Clifty Falls. She served as director of nursing for 15 years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Organization and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the board of the Lanier Mansion and the Valley Hills Garden Club. She enjoyed socializing with friends, bicycling, gardening and being outdoors. She is survived by one daughter, Christine Wolfe of Madison; three sons, Steven Stoner of Lexington, and John Stoner and Greg Stoner, both of Floyds Knobs; two sisters, Sue Miller and Julie Peterman, both of Fort Wayne; one brother, Phil Wass of Churubusco; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Stoner, whom she married April 24, 1965, and who died Feb. 12, 2014; her parents; and one grandson. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lytle Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Treasuring Small Spirits or the Prince of Peace Catholic Church Steeple for the People Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.lytlefuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth J. Watson, 88, of Madison, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover. Aug 30, 1928, in Trimble County, Ky., to Leslie A. and Naomi Elizabeth Wingham Watson. He served in the Army from Aug. 27, 1946 to June 6, 1949, rising to the rank of Sergeant, during World War II. He later served from Oct. 20, 1950 to Oct. 19, 1951, during the Korean War, rising to the rank of Corporal, receiving the Combat Infantryman Badge. He had resided in Madison since 1949. He worked as an electrician, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 369 in Louisville, Ky. for more than 55 years. He enjoyed working in the yard, gardening, playing guitar and working in his wood shop. He was also a fan of Indiana University basketball, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals. He is survived by his wife, Rheba Mae Owen Watson, whom he married Oct. 8, 1949; one daughter, Glenda Sue Dopsovic of Wyomissing, Pa.; one son, Kenneth R. Watson of Vevay; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Samuel A. Watson; and two sisters, Fern Robertson and Louise Perry. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. A final salute will be conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted in the cemetery chapel. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form donations to Disabled American Veterans. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.