Obituaries January 25, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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TOINETTE D. COLLINS, 70, died Sunday, January 15 at St. Vincent Hospital in Salem.
She was born June 28, 1946 in Wolf Lake, Minnesota the daughter of George and Toini Myllykangas Koski.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Collins; an infant brother, Richard Koski; a two year old brother, Roger Koski; a sister, Edna Koski and her parents.
She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Collins of Plainfield, Indiana and a sister, Mae Rankin of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 6 PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-6PM. Burial will be in Balmi Cemetery in Wolf Lake, Minnesota.

SHIRLEY MARGARET HUTTSELL, 71, Marysville, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Kentuckiana Medical Center.
She was born on August 5, 1945 to Carl and Opal (McIntire) Huttsell in Jeffersonville. She was a member of the old First Christian Church in Charlestown.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Lewis Ray Huttsell, Jr.
Survivors include her daughters, Toi Disponett of Charlestown and Carrie Huttsell (Ronnie May) of Marysville; sister, Betty Smith of Otisco; grandchildren, Ryan and Randi Disponett , Markie May, Cody and Daniel Collins, Hannah and Maya Dierkes; great-grandchildren, Jayden Anderson, Paityn Riverra, Bryner and Daisy Collins, Carter, Layla, and Scotty Disponett.
Family has chosen cremation. No services scheduled at this time.
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LARRY L ARBUCKLE, 80, Scottsburg & Madison, died January 16 2017 in Madison.
He was born December 18 1936 in Indianapolis the son of Raymond L Arbuckle and Joy C Graves Arbuckle. He was a farmer and worked as an electrician. He attended school in Saluda Indiana and was raised in Chelsea. He attended New Bethel Methodist Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Joy Tobias (Steve), Lexington and Jill M Richey, Lexington;sons, Edward Lance Arbuckle (Tammy), Scottsburg, Jason Arbuckle, Scottsburg and Chad L Arbuckle, Scottsburg;grandchildren, Andrew R Fisse and Laraine Paige Arbuckle; great-grandson, Nicolas A Fisse and several nieces, nephews, & cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James L Arbuckle.
No visitation is scheduled and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial took place at New Bethel Cemetery.
Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions in Larry’s name can be made to the Scott County Humane Society c/o: Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.
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BLAKE BOX-SKINNER, 20, Jeffersonville, died January 10, 2017.
He was a 2015 Graduate of West Washington High School.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kenneth Box; great-uncle, Everett Ryker; and niece, Sophie Shafer.
He is survived by his mother, Carol Box; father, Derek Skinner; grandmother, Alice Ryker; great-grandmother, Bertie Ryker; girlfriend, Selena Huizar; three siblings, Seth Harvey, Samantha DuVall (Charles) and Victoria Harvey; nephews, Mason Shafer and Brody Williams; uncles, Jason Box (Kimberly) and Jonathan Cain (Lauren); great-uncles, Charles Ryker (Diane), Arlie Box (Wilma) and Gerald Box; and great-great-aunt, Thelma Fleenor; and numerous other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 6 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Legacy Funeral Center. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

JANET ANN NAY KAITSCHUK, 75, Madison, Indiana, formerly of Springfield, Illinois and Olney, Illinois, died January 17, 2017.
She was born on January 30, 1941, in Deputy. Her parents were William Morris "Billy" and Betty Marie Field Nay, who survives. She was a graduate of Deputy High School and Hanover College with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, and she later completed her Master's Degree at Indiana University. She taught eighth grade English at St. Joseph in Olney, Illinois and, after moving to Springfield, she taught junior high at Williamsville.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer L. Kaitschuk and her boyfriend, Scott Runyon; her son, James "Jim" M. Kaitschuk and his wife, Angela; her granddaughter, Grace Froehlich; her grandsons, Jack and Sam Kaitschuk; her mother, Betty Nay of Deputy; her brothers, Rickard E. "Dick" Nay and his wife, Sherry of Deputy, James L. "Joe" Nay and his wife, Mary Lou of Brown County, Clifford D. "Duke" Nay and his wife, Sue of Salem; her sister, Donna S. Nay Godward and her husband, Joe of Deputy; her sisters-in-law, Carol and Janice Kaitschuk of both of Steeleville, Illinois; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Morris "Billy" Nay, died 1985 and her husband, John, died, 1994.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 20, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Rev. James Smith at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1429 Clifty Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Gathering time for funeral ceremony will begin on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1429 Clifty Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or the Resurrection Lutheran Church. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison

TERRY LEE LYONS, 57, of Memphis, Indiana passed on to see our Lord peacefully at home January 4th 2017. Surrounded by his loving wife & children. Terry had been fighting cancer since June 2016.
Terry Lyons was a Roofing Contractor and Co owner of Lyons Roofing Co. Southern Indiana. Terry was an Army Veteran (Desert Storm) and served 17 yrs. as a Helicopter Mechanic and Instructor in the U.S. Army.
Terry was born in Russellville, KY to the Carl & Sara Lyons of Memphis, IN. His wife of 34 years, Deedee Lyons whom he married December 9th 1982 in Yuma, AZ survives. Also surviving is a son Kyle Lyons & wife Jasmin Lyons of Jeffersonville, IN, Daughter Kisa Lantz of Henryville, IN. Terry enjoyed six Grand children; Stephen and Shaun Simmons, Troy and Noah Alequin, Mia and Benjamin Lyons and one great grand child Piper Simmons.
Terry graduated from Henryville High School in 1978. Joined the US Army and was stationed in Yuma, AZ, Hanau Germany & Fort Eustis, VA. In 1982, Terry and his wife Deedee Lyons founded Lyons Roofing Co. a Residential roofing business. Terry enjoyed his 35-acre farm boating and friends on lake Patoka and had a special love for Volleyball indoor and out. His competitive nature in volleyball and in life allowed him to compete in the Senior Volleyball Olympics in St. George, Utah.
Everyone that knew Terry would say he was a man’s man, having the gift of making everyone feel like they were friends. Terry was very giving and lived and loved life to the fullest, he was a very hard workingman and would do anything for anyone and the community.
Terry was and amazing Husband, Father and Grand Father. (Paid Obituary)

DOROTHY HELEN (GARMON) PARKS, 91, Austin, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
Born April 24, 1925 in Columbia, KY, she was the daughter of the late Francis M. Garmon and Mable H. (Pollard) Garmon. She was a member of Church of the New Covenant in Austin.
She is survived by her children, Harley (Pam) Parks, Jr., Valparaiso, Indiana and Brenda J. (Kevin) Wester, Valparaiso; two brothers, Russell & Jerry Garmon, Columbia, Kentucky. She is also survived by four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Priscilla H. (Parks) Jordan,parents, and a brother Shively Garmon.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Elmer Barger officiating. Visitation will be 1 to 2 pm Thursday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Cemetery in Austin.
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GREGORY ALAN "SMOOTH" SNIDER, 58, Salem, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his residence.
Born August 13, 1958 in Salem, he was the son of the Ernest and Margaret (Shoemaker) Snider. He was a life resident of Washington County, a 1977 graduate of Salem High School and a member of the Democratic Party. He was a self-employed handyman and gardener.
Survivors include three daughters, Sarah Snider, New York City, Addie (Andy Beargie) Snider, Bloomington and Emeree Saam, Georgetown; his parents, Ernest & Margaret Snider, Salem; a brother, Bruce (Julie) Snider, Salem; five Sisters, Leah (Gordon) Gallagher, Red Lodge, Montana, Patty (Roger) Martin, Salem, Linda (Andy); a nieces, Nahunta, Georgia, Jennifer (Greg) Rowland, Campbellsburg and his former wife, Janelle Lewis.
He was preceded in death by one son, Louis J. Snider.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Jones officiating. Visitation hours from 11 am until time of the service.
Please make memorial contributions to the Washington County Food Bank P.O. Box 128 Salem, Indiana 47167 or to the Salem Education Foundation - 1707 North Shelby Street, Suite 100 Salem, Indiana 47167.

JAMES "JIM" OMAR SPEER, 64, Dupont, Indiana died on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Water's of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born March 27, 1952 in Seymour, the son of the late Omar E. and Marvel Ellis Speer. He was to be inducted into the United States Air Force but do to a sudden car accident he was unable to pursue his induction. He received his business degree and accounting degree from Ivy Tech in 1993. He retired after 32 years of service with Pilot/Arvin in North Vernon from Inventory Control. He had worked a short time for Regal Rugs in North Vernon and as a volunteer for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department as a jailor. He was a Volunteer little league coach and fireman for the Dupont Fire Department. He held membership for many years in the Dupont Baptist Church and now at Wirt Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Ann Neff Speer of Dupont; his daughter, Brandy Speer of Dupont; his granddaughters, Marley Speer and Shelby Speer of Dupont; his brothers, Thomas Speer of Venas, Indiana, Harold W. Speer and his wife, Allison of Versailles; his sisters, Sharon Craft and her husband, Kenny of Dupont, Carol Alexander of Madison, Barbara McIntosh and her husband, Dennis of Commiskey, Indiana.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Shane Marshall Speer, his brothers, Roland Eugene Speer and Louis Leon Speer; his sisters, Marilyn Warnell and Mary Marsh and an infant grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 2 p.m., by Pastor Troy Hedges at the Wirt Baptist Church, 4773 North 350 West near Madison. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont.
Friends may call Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison and Sunday from 1 PM until the time of service at the Wirt Baptist Church, 4773 North 350 West near Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Speer Monument Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison, IN

PAUL WALTER HAUSZ, 89, Lanesville, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Bennett Place in New Albany.
He was born March 16, 1927, in Lanesville, to the late Frederick G. and Anna B. Schmidt Hausz.  He was a farmer, was formerly employed at U.S. Steel Homes in New Albany, was retired after 29 years from the PSI Gallagher Station in New Albany, was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville, and was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he served as a Sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years, Margel Lois Miller Hausz; his brother, Klemens Hausz; and his sisters, Ruth Lauf, Alliene Campbell and Fern Willbrand.
Survivors include his daughters, Karen Harbeson (Richert) and Connie Reising (Lee) both of Corydon, Kathy Albin (Rick) of Lanesville, and Judi Knowles-Duncan (Bradley) of Anderson; his grandchildren, Michele Elzy, Russell Harbeson, Megan Reising, Ashley Monroy, Scott Albin, and Madison, Blake and Sydney Duncan; and his great-grandchildren, Breanna, Brenden, Brayden, Brylee, Brenley and Bryce Harbeson, Brennan, Adison, Collin and Chloe Elzy, and Isaiah, Logan and William Monroy.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville. Pastor Ronald Richeson will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Rick Albin, Richert Harbeson, Russell Harbeson, Bradley Duncan, Lee Reising and Jarred Elzy.  Honorary pallbearer will be Michele Elzy.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or School.

SUE ANN MILLER, 78, Charlestown, died Sunday Jan. 22, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1938 in Clark County, to Earl and Ethel Prather and was a member of the Speed Memorial Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Junior, Charles and Donald Prather.
Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Max Miller; daughters, Lisa Kohls (Ron) of Charlestown, Tracy Conroy (Mark) of Evansville and Tere Cooke (Alfred) of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Brian Hall (Alexis), Corey Hall (Sara), Lauren Stutesman (Josh), Katie McGee (Hugh), Kassie McGee, Kourtney Caldwell, Zachary Conroy, Jackson Conroy, Eric Cooke and Priscilla Cooke; great-grandchildren, Ava, Charlie and Brooklyn Hall, Kennedy and Emerson Stutesman, Carson, Harrison and Greyson McGee and Marlee McGee.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday Jan. 25, 2017 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Sellersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday and after 9 am on Wednesday.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Women’s Christian Fellowship at Speed Memorial Church.

FLOYD E. “SONNY” BOTTORFF, 80, Memphis, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Kindred Transitional Care in Sellersburg.
Born March 24, 1936 in Memphis, he was the son of Floyd E. Bottorff Sr. and Vada I. (Longest) Bottorff. He was a United States Army Veteran who served from February 14, 1956 and was honorably discharged on January 31, 1958. He was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include three children, Lisa A. Dolan of Louisville, Laura R. Weldon of Atlanta, and Michael S. Bottorff of Louisville; several grandchildren; seven siblings, Joyce Chapman of Palm Dessert, CA, Ronald L. (Charlotte) Bottorff of Phoenix, AZ, Dewey L. Bottorff of Savannah, TN, Warren A. (Viviana) Bottorff of Memphis, IN, Linda L. (Ed) Lewis of Hodgenville, KY, and Roger N. (Donna) Bottorff of Henryville, Marla K. Bottorff of Memphis, IN and several cousins of the Longest family.
Memorial services will be conducted by Bill Peters at 7 PM on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville, IN with visitation starting at 4 PM on Thursday.
Memorial donations may be given to Kindred Hospice in memory of Sonny c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences may be given to the family at

SHELBY JEAN HOSKINS, 77, 77, Charlestown, died Saturday January 21, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born on March 3, 1939 in Hyden, KY to Willis and Susie Collins.  She was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church and was a retired housekeeper for several nursing homes in the local area.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susie Maggard and brothers, Cicero Colwell, Paul Colwell and Taylor Colwell.
She is survived by her daughters, Alvaleen Keith of Pound, VA and Lisa Gail Tesch of Franklin, TN; sons, Troy Ray Campbell of Clarksville, Lawrence Hoskins of Charlestown, Sonny Hoskins of New Washington and Paul J. Hoskins of Lexington, KY; brothers, Clyde Collins of Hyden, KY; sister, Zola Colwell of Palmyra; 25 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday January 24, 2017 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Hibernia Cemetery.  Visitation will begin after 10 am on Tuesday.

CARRIE ROBERTS, 78, Austin, died Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Lake Pointe Village in Scottsburg.
She was born January 23, 1938 in Soul, KY, and was the daughter of the late Jeff Rice and Jettie (Couch) Rice. She was married to Virgil Roberts, who died December 23, 1997. She was a former employee of the old U.S. Shoe, Crothersville. She was a 45-year member of Broadway Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Vickie (Lloyd) Harris, Deputy; sons, Brad (Terren) Roberts, Seymour and Ricky Roberts, Austin; brothers, Marim Rice, Paris Crossing and Bobby Rice, Austin; sister, Frances Snively, Hamilton, Ohio. She is also survived by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Her son Mitchell Roberts; daughter, Vinnie Ann Roberts; brothers, Mike (Rolly) Rice, Feral Rice; sisters, Nettie Rice Barger and Patsy Williams.
Funeral Service will be at noon Monday, January 23, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Pastor Johnny Bowling & Pastor Nicky Spicer officiating. Visitation will be 10 am to 12 pm Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at

ROY CASEY, 63, Salem, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Meadow View Health Care and Rehab.
He was born February 11, 1953 in Jeffersonville, the son of Lawrence and Lola Casey. He was an employee of Don Robertson Concrete Construction.
He is survived by his companion, Janet Brown of Louisville; a son, Gregory Coats of New Albany; a daughter, Misty Long of Salem; three brothers, Billy Casey, Robert Casey and Jerry Casey all of Louisville; a sister, Shirley Casey of Louisville; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a nephew, Steve Casey and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathy Robertson and Betty Johnson and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 6 PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be Monday from 2-6 PM.

ELIZABETH ANN DODGE, 59, New Albany, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
She was the former Elizabeth Bezy. She was a former assistant manager and a pharmacy technician for Walgreens and an avid reader. Elizabeth attended Tri City Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gustave Bezy and a sister, Diane Bezy.
Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Dodge; a son, Matthew Daniel Best (Linda); daughters, Patrica Best and Cortnea Vaughn (Chad); brothers, Joseph Bezy (Doris), Bernard Bezy (Jennifer) and Mark Bezy (Kathy); sisters, Helen Schad (Robert) and Mary Hardin (James); her mother, Esther Bezy; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild and brother-in-laws, Wayne and Gus Dodge.
Memorial Service was Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes.

M. JEAN TAYLOR, 84, Scottsburg, died on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at her residence.
She was born on March 18, 1932 in Louisville, the daughter of the late Newman H. Brown Sr. and Ada (Williams) Brown. She was a retired waitress for Best Western Inn (formerly the Ramada Inn) in Scottsburg and the old Robert E. Lee Inn in New Albany, and lived in Clark County most of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Taylor on May 19, 1980; two daughters, Susan Boling and Becky Stevens and a granddaughter, Amy Boling.
Survivors include three sons, Terry L. Ames of Scottsburg, Gerald "Jerry" Ames and his wife Pat of Otisco and Daniel T. Ames of Henryville; one daughter, Nancy Burchel and her husband Charles of Salem; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Monday and after 9 am Tuesday.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kindred Hospice c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at

SHERRY L. RICHEY, 65, Scottsburg, died Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her residence.
She was born on May 29, 1951, the daughter of the late Charles Levi Malott and Billie M. (Green) Malott. She was married on Oct. 27, 1974 to Emerson P. "Pat" Richey, who preceded her in death on July 2, 2014.
Survivors include a son, Patrick Richey of Seymour; a daughter, Shawna Hurt of Nashville, Indiana; two sisters, Cindy Jezek of Columbus and Ginger Malott-Chambers of Clarksville; two brothers, Charles Malott of Columbus and Stephen Malott of Kansas and several grandchildren.
Collins Funeral Home has been entrusted with her services which are pending at this time.
Online condolences and more information may be obtained at

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