Obituaries 04/08/2021


Carl Lay

  Carl R. Lay, 72, of Rising Sun, passed away on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at his residence.

  Carl was born in Casey County, Kentucky on May 10th, 1948, the son of the late Bessie (Buck) Lay and Thorton  Lay.

  Carl was employed at Thatcher Glass for awhile and then went to work at Pierson-Hollowell for several years until his retirement.

  In his younger years Carl liked to fish, hunt and enjoyed the outdoors. Later on, Carl went from hunting squirrels to keeping them well fed. The neighborhood squirrels knew where to go for a handout.

  Carl was a people person and never met a stranger. He loved sitting with his friends, talking and joking. Carl loved his family and they will deeply miss his humor and friendly, loving nature.

  Carl is survived by his son, Carl William Lay; by his three sisters: Carolyn Wright (Terry), of Milan, Indiana, Linda Cann, of East Enterprise, and Connie Sigmon, of East Enterprise; by his brother, Chester  Lay (Mary), of East Enterprise; and by several nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

  Carl was preceded in death by his parents; by his brothers: Alton, Jesse, Stanley and Raymond Lay; and by his sisters: Datha Carman and Lillie May Lay.

   Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 5th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, with Pastor Hobart Byrd officiating. Visitation was held prior to the funeral services on Monday, April 5th at the funeral home. Burial was at New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise.

  Memorial donations may be made to the Ohio County EMS or the Switzerland County EMS. Cards are available at the funeral home.

Lora Janet Prasse

  Lora Janet Prasse, 88, of Rising Sun, passed away on Saturday April 3rd, 2021 in Milan, Indiana.

  She was born October 2nd, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Howard Fairfield and Margaret (Schwanecke) Fairfield.

  She worked as a Library Assistant for Cincinnati Public School System, retiring after over 20 years of service.

 Janet loved to work with crafts. She made beautiful wreaths, which were her specialty. She was an avid reader, partly due to the years she worked in the Library System. Janet was an animal lover. The family always had a dog. She really enjoyed watching Hallmark Movies. Her favorite time was spent with family, especially spoiling great grandson, Jack.

  She was a wonderful Mom, Gram and Great Gram. She will be greatly missed.

  Janet is survived by her loving daughter, Janet (Gary) Louden of Aurora, Indiana; by her son, Robert “Bob” (Christy) Prasse of Cincinnati, Ohio; and by her loving grandchildren and great grandson.

  She was preceded in death by father, Howard Fairfield; by her mother, Margaret Fairfield; by her husband, Robert E. Prasse; and by her daughter, Kathy Prasse.

  Graveside Services were held at Arlington Memorial Gardens on Tuesday, April 6th.

  Contributions may be made to the Rising Sun  Life Squad or Rising Sun Ohio County Senior Housing.

  Rullman-Hunger Funeral in Aurora is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Linda Beiler

  Linda Beiler, age two, of Rexville, Indiana, passed away at 6:39 p.m. on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

  Linda entered this life on February 2nd, 2019 at the family home in Versailles, Indiana. She was the daughter of Elam and Sarah (Smoker) Beiler of Rexville, Indiana. Linda was raised in Rexville, Indiana and was of the Old Order Amish faith.

  Linda is survived by her parents: Elam and Sarah (Smoker) Beiler of Rexville; by her brother and sisters: Mark, Susan and Rhoda Beiler of Rexville; by her paternal-grandmother, Sally Beiler of Versailles, Indiana; by her maternal-grandparents, Isaac and Melinda Smoker of Trenton, Kentucky; her maternal great-grandparents, Emanuel and Sarah King of Kirkwood, Pennsylvania; and by her numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her paternal-grandfather, Henry Beiler; by her paternal great-grandparents: Israel and Nancy Beiler, and Amos and Rachel Stoltzfus; by her maternal great-grandparents: Amos and Melinda Smoker; and by her aunt, Sadie Smoker.

  Visitation was held on Monday, April 5th, at the Beiler’s residence: 3589 West County Road 800 South, Versailles, Indiana, 47042.

  Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 6th, by Bishop Levi Beiler, at the Beiler’s residence.

  Interment followed in the Ridge View Cemetery Old Order Amish, County Road 800 South, Versailles, Indiana.

  Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Kathryn ‘Kathi’ Carlisle

  Kathryn “Kathi” Sue Carlisle, age 57, of Madison, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, April 4th, 2021, at the Norton Hosparus Inpatient Unit in Louisville, Kentucky.

  Kathi entered this life on October 11th, 1963 in Seymour, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of Norman Lee and Connie Sue Britton Carlisle. She was raised in the Dupont Community and attended school there. She graduated in 1982 from Madison Consolidated High School and attended beauty college to become a licensed cosmetologist on April 24th, 1989.

  She was united in marriage in July of 1983 to Christopher Neil Wright and this union was blessed with a daughter, Brittany Marie.

  She had worked for Fashion Cleaners and Wolohan Lumber for several years.

  Kathi was married to Mark Henry in October of 1994 and they were blessed with a son, Gunnar Mac.

  Kathi worked for 14 1/2 years at the Madison State Hospital as a psychiatric attendant, before becoming disabled. She loved shopping, reading, crafting, sewing and making trips to Tennessee.

  She had attended North Madison Christian Church earlier in life. She was a devoted mother, loving daughter, grandma and sister.

  Kathi will be missed by her loving daughter, Brittany Marie Wright Martin and her husband John of Hanover, Indiana; by her loving son, Gunnar Mac Henry and his wife Brooklynn of Madison; by her loving dad, Lee Carlisle of Dupont, Indiana; by her loving sisters: Toni Lea Martin and her husband David of Greenwood, Indiana and Taffeney Ranee “Bumper” Pilman and her husband Jerry of Huntsville, Alabama; by her adoring grandchildren: Delaney Ems and Heath Martin; by her uncle, Gerald D. “Jerry” Carlisle of Commiskey, Indiana; by her aunt, Kay and Joe Yager of Madison; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  She was preceded in death by her loving mother, Connie Sue Britton Carlisle, who died on March 10th, 2012; by her grandson, Bowen Mac Henry, who died on January 8th, 2018; by her paternal grandparents” Gerald “Buddy” Carlisle, who died on February 27th, 2003 and Lavelle Rowlett Carlisle, who died on December 18th, 2012; by her maternal grandparents: John T. Britton, who died on June 20th, 1981 and Marie Donnel Britton, who died on January 29th, 1983; and by her uncle and her aunt, Doyle Ehlers, who died on January 29th, 2016 and Saundra Ehlers, who died on July 13th, 2011.

  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 9th, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Shane Brunner at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana.

  Friends may visit on Thursday, April 8th, from 4-8 p.m., and on Friday, April 9th from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kathi Carlisle Remembrance Fund.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Arthur Clark

  Arthur Goss Clark, age 81, of Madison, passed away at 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, at the Jewel Place in Madison.

  Arthur entered this life on April 4th, 1939 in Hanover, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Rupert and Ruth Mackway Clark. He was raised in Jefferson County and attended Hanover High School and Madison High School.

  He was inducted into the United States Air Force on October 1st, 1957 in Madison. He entered active duty on December 3rd, 1957 in Indianapolis and rose to the rate of Airman Second Class serving in the 6961st Communication Squadron. He was honorably discharged on December 1st, 1961 at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas, earning the Good Conduct Medal.

  On Valentines  Day of 1960, Arthur married Brenda V. Sullivan at the North Madison Christian Church. This happy union of nearly 52 years was blessed with a daughter, Kimberly; and sons: Steve, Kevin and Jeffory.

  He was a retired supervisor of the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation. He worked at Camp Livingston in Switzerland County while his late wife, Brenda, served as caretaker for 11 years.

  He was a devoted dad, loving grandpa and enjoyed socializing with his friends. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion and the Madison VFW Post No. 1969.

  Arthur loved to share his wisdom, sarcasm and was a great card player. Arthur had suffered a stroke and had been lovingly cared for until his death by his family.

  Arthur will be missed by his loving sons: Steve Clark and his wife Paula of Madison,  Kevin Clark of Hanover, and Jeffory Clark and his wife Cathy of Madison; by his loving daughter, Kimberly Holman and her husband David of Madison; by his grandchildren: Derick, Andrew, Matthew, Danielle, Kirsten, Ariel, Kayla, Adam, Bryce, Devin, Austin, Shalee and Cody; by his great-grandchildren: Makenna, Kamilla, Iris and Camden; by his sister, Dorothy Clark Zumhingst of Seymour, Indiana; by his brothers: Alfred and his wife Kay of Ohio, Raymond and his wife Nancy of Florida, and Richard and his wife Donna of Paoli, Indiana; and by his life-long friends: Karen and Paul Reed, Ron and Lucy Anderson, and Janice Bennett.

  Arthur was preceded in death by his father, Rupert Peter Clark; by his mother, Ruth Mackway Clark; by his wife of nearly 52 years, Brenda V. Sullivan Clark, who died on January 28th, 2013; and his grandchildren: Erik Clark and Cadence Danae.

  Funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 2nd, by Pastor Mike Barnes at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

  Friends were asked to visit the family on Friday, April 2nd, prior to the beginning of the services at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel. A final salute and military honors was provided by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Brenda Clark Memorial at Camp Livingston Scholarship Fund. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover. which is assisting the family during this difficult time.