Obituaries for the week of 6/30/05


Nancy Jackson

Nancy Stephan Jackson, 40, of Canaan passed away Tuesday, June 28th,, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

Mary Lou Owens

Mary Louise “Mary Lou” (Wray) Owens, 58, of Hanover, passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born June 11th, 1947, in Flat Woods, Kentucky, the daughter of Joseph and Virginia (McKenzie) Wray, both who preceded her in death. She was a 1966 graduate of Russell High School in Russell, Kentucky.
She was united in marriage to Charles E. Kinman in March, 1967. Unto this union four children arrived to bless their home. He passed away in 1978. She was united in marriage on October 1st, 1978, to Frank A. Owens, Sr., at the First Christian Church in Madison. Unto this union one son arrived to bless their home. He passed away in April, 1987.
She was raised in Flat Woods and Russell, Kentucky and had resided in Madison the past 30 years. She was employed as a waitress for the former Sirloin Stockade in Madison. She enjoyed reading, watching old movies, working puzzles, her grandchildren and helping her late husband at the Ohio Theater in downtown Madison. She was a member of the Bethany Circle of King’s Daughters and the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Madison.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Jo Owens of Greensburg, Regina Kinman and her companion, Jerry Lyon of Madison, Cindy Mardello and husband James, and Dianna Madden and husband Chad, all of Hanover; her sons, Charles “Tommy” Gross of Madison and Frankie Owens and fiancee Christy Temple of Madison; her brother, Dewey Wray of Flat Woods; her grandchildren, Kyle, Sarah, Zachary, Melody, Christopher and Frankie; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral serviceds were conducted Saturday, June 25th, by Reverends Gregory Russell and A. Franklyn Brooks at Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home in Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website guest book at

Herbert W. Stegemiller

Herbert W. Stegemiller, 89, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, at his home.
He was born May 6th, 1916, in Dearborn County, the son of William and Mabel (Cutter) Stegemiller. An Army veteran of World War II he served with the First Armored Division in England, Africa and Italy from 1941-1945. He worked 33 years for Indianapolis Power and Light Company, retiring in 1978, as an electrical foreman at IPL’s E.W. Stout Generating Station.
In retirement, he tended a large vegetable garden and kept a multitude of antique and homemade clocks ticking and chiming. He was a beekeeper and neighbors may remember his willingness to remove bee swarms from their houses and trees. He was a member of the IPL American Legion Post 300 and Shelby Masonic Lodge No. 28.
On September 10th, 1949, he married Ruth Ralston, who survives.
Other survivors include their seven children: Susan Hoffman and husband Charles of Greensburg, Mary Pendleton and husband Michael of Orlando, Florida, Ruth Magary and husband Mike of Evansville, Lisa Peake and husband Gordon of Evergreen, Colorado, Priscilla Lawler and husband Edmund of Chicago, Dr. Matthew Stegemiller and wife Jane of Indianapolis and Andrew Stegemiller and wife Lyn of South Bend; 16 grandsons; three granddaughters; his sisters, Ruth Marsh and Jeanette Tufts; and his brother, Paul “Mike” Stegemiller.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard and Francis Stegemiller.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 25th, at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Indianapolis. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cincinnati Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.