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Brooke Demaree

  Brooke Breshelle Demaree, age 50, of Madison, passed away suddenly at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5th, 2023, at her residence. 

  Brooke entered this life on June 25th, 1972 in Madison. She was the loving daughter of Jack R. and Sandra Darbro Demaree. Brooke was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, graduating from Madison Consolidated High School in 1991.

  Before graduating from high school she was united in marriage to Robert “Rob” Foley. Together they ran the Indian Trails Restaurant in Canaan.

  At the age of 12 Brooke was diagnosed with diabetes which eventually led to her losing her sight and having a kidney transplant. Determined to overcome the obstacle of being blind, She went to work for the Madison Apothecary bringing a little home cooking to their customers. She later worked at River Valley Resources, Inc., Work One, and Lowe’s.

  Brooke was passionate about helping others. She counseled those whom shared similar disabilities. She had a good heart and was always willing to help people. Having to go back on dialysis, she was still productive. Brooke made wreaths, rugs, and her famous “Suds in a Bucket”. With the help of her Service Dog, ‘Roscoe’, she accomplished many things. Her positive attitude and ability to make people laugh will be remembered by many.

  Brooke was a member of the Madison VFW Post No. 1969 Auxiliary, and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her great niece, Maddie.

  Brooke will be missed by her loving  father, Jack Demaree and his companion Sheila Curl of Vevay; by her sisters: Mandy Demaree of Madison and Jackie Demaree James and her husband Bryan of Madison; by her nephews: Tanner Jones and Brandon Demaree; by her great niece, Madeline Demaree; and by her several aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by mother, Sandra K. Darbro Demaree, who died on February 11th, 2011; by her niece, Brooklyn Breshelle James, who died on January 9th, 2020; by her grandparents: Graham and Helen Demaree and Harold and Geneva Darbro; by her uncles: Francis Curl and Roy Keith; and by her loving service dog and companion, ‘Roscoe’.

  Friends were invited to play their respects to the family on Monday, February 13th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana, and on Tuesday, February 14th, prior to the time of the funeral service, which was held at Macedonia Baptist Church near Moorefield, Indiana.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, February 14th, by Pastor Mike Barnes at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery.

  Family and friends gathered at the Madison VFW Post No. 1969 in Madison after the interment for a time of fellowship in memory of Brooke.

  Memorial contributions may be made to Brooke Demaree Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the church or at the funeral home.

  Thomas Michael Sutton

Mr. Thomas Michael “Tom” Sutton, age 60, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on November 26, 1962. He was the son of the late, Kenneth Raymond and Lois Irene (Sullivan) Sutton. Tom was raised in Aurora, Indiana and was a graduate of South Dearborn High School. In his high school years, Tom enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball. Tom attended Ivy Tech for computer programming for six months. Tom was united in marriage on May 6, 1989 to Cindy Gail Edwards in Fairview, Indiana. This union of 16 years was blessed with three children, Sally, Nikki and Dakota. Tom was employed for Alloy Wheels in Warsaw, Kentucky and as a dispatcher for Steel Technologies in Ghent, Kentucky. He was also a former employee for Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise, Indiana. Tom was later employed as a cook for Frisch’s and on the assembly line for Grote Industries in Madison, Indiana. Tom resided in Johnson City, Tennessee for five years before moving back to Switzerland County. Tom was currently employed for Arvin Sango in Madison, Indiana. He was an avid Bengals fan, and loved fishing, collecting sports memorabilia, watching NASCAR and spending time with his family. Tom passed away from injuries due to a car accident at 4:18 a.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2023, in Jefferson County, Indiana.  

Tom is survived by his daughters, Sally Fields and her husband, Bruce of Delaware, OH and Nikki Hite and her companion, Collin Otter of Vevay, IN; his son, Dakota Sutton and his companion, Megan Humphrey of Johnson City, TN and his grandchildren, Reagan Fields, Colten Hite, Tucker Otter, Carson Fields and Garrett Otter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Raymond Sutton, died June 21, 2002 and Lois Irene (Sullivan) Sutton, died October 25, 2005 and his companion of 10 years, Carrie Sue (Henry) Kenworthy, died November 7, 2021.

The Memorial Gathering will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023, by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Michael Sutton Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Walter Leroy Tapp

  Walter Leroy Tapp, age 56 of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 at his home.

  Walter entered this life on September 29th, 1966 in Madison. He was the loving son of the late Harold Vernon and Beulah Ann Johnson Tapp. He was raised in Switzerland and Jefferson counties and graduated in 1984 from Southwestern High School in Hanover.

  He resided in Indianapolis from 1991-2003 and returned to Jefferson County to reside near Dupont until moving to Madison in 2020. He retired from Grote Industries where he worked in the maintenance department.

  Walter Leroy will be missed by his brother, Micheal V. Tapp and his wife Patti of Lucedale, Mississippi; by his sister, Cathy Hill and her husband Michael of Ardmore, Alabama; and by his several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Vernon Tapp, who died on May 4th, 2018, by his mother, Beulah Ann Johnson Tapp, who died on June 12th, 2014; by his sisters: Mary Ann Stout and Pamela Sue Howard; and by his grandparents: Walter and Mary Etta Earls Tapp and Leroy and Mary Louise Robbins Johnson.

  Walter Leroy chose cremation with no public services.

  Morgan-Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover are assisting the family during this difficult time.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s charity of choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.