Obituaries week of 5-21-09


Nancy Lucas

Nancy Kay (Burgess) Jellison Lucas, 55, of near East Enterprise, passed away Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, at her home.

Funeral arrangements were pending at press time at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. A full obituary will be printed in next week’s issue of this newspaper.

Beulah Hyatt

Beulah Ann Hyatt, 81, passed away Friday, May 15th, 2009. She was a resident of Franklin.

She was born December 1st, 1927, to John A. and Gladys Ann (Doty) Black. She grew up in Johnson County, and was a 1945 graduate of Whiteland High School. She was a member of Bargersville Christian Church.

She married Allen W. “Al” Hyatt on June 22nd, 1947, at Honey Creek United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death June 3rd, 2001. 

Survivors include her son, John Allen Hyatt and wife Donna of Franklin; her daughter, Brenda Ann Briggs and husband Kendrick of Vevay; her grandson, Bradley Allen Briggs and wife Amanda of Dupont; and her great-grandson, Michael Allen Briggs.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Vandivier-Tudor Chapel, Franklin, Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the Hyatt family at

Lee Ann Moore

Lee Ann Moore, 53, of Hawcreek Boulevard, Columbus, passed away Monday, May 18th, 2009, at 12:41 p.m. at Columbus Regional Hospital.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 14th, 1955, the daughter of Anthony and Gretta Lee (Pratt) Scherzinger. She grew up in Vevay and moved to Columbus in 1969. A graduate of Columbus High School in 1973, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1977 from The University of Evansville and her Master’s Degree in 1981 in Social Work from The University of Kansas. She was formerly employed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, Illinois, where she met her husband and was former Director of Youth Hope Christian Group Home. She was a member of Ogilville Church of Christ, an avid reader, and was currently a stay at home mother due to a debilitating stroke in 1998.

On October 6th, 1984, she married James M. Moore, who died November 23rd, 2000.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Gretta Lee Bromwell and Bradley Bromwell of Columbus; children, Megan Moore of Bloomington, Chris, Clint and Madison Moore, all of Columbus; her brother, Pat Collier and wife Phyllis of Vevay; her sister, Ann Bromwell; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her father, Anthony Scherzinger.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23rd, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Martin E. Wright officiating. Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 22nd, and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday with burial in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Moore Education Fund through the funeral home or any Irwin Union Bank. Online condolences may be sent to the Moore family at

Elizabeth H. Montgomery

Elizabeth H. “Beth” (Pilcher) Montgomery, 69, of Indianapolis, formerly of Vevay, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14th, 2009, at Wellington Manor in Indianapolis.

She was born July 25h, 1939, in Maysville, Kentucky, the daughter of Robert B. and Marjorie J. (Turner) Pilcher, Sr., who both preceded her in death. She attended the Indiana School for the Blind in Broad Ripple, Indiana. She graduated from Andrews High School in Andrews, Indiana.

She was united in marriage April 2nd, 1977, to Harry H. Montgomery. He died on March 20th, 1987.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth A. Willis of San Diego, California; her grandsons, Spencer Willis and Stone Willis; her sister, Roberta Ann Horstmeyer and husband Robert of Freemont, Indiana; her brother, Robert B. Pilcher II and wife Ethel of Wabash, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Judith K. Willis and Christine E. Putnam.

Graveside services were conducted by Pastor Pamela Thiede Tuesday, May 19th, with burial in Florence Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Florence Cemetery. Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home of Vevay was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Margaret Orman

Margaret Orman, 67, of Rising Sun, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, May 14th, 2009, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was born in Lafayette March 7th, 1942, the daughter of Charles and Beulah McIntire Ruch. She was a 1960 graduate of Shawswick High School in Lawrence County and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University. She had done sub-teaching in the Jac-Cen-Del and South Ripley schools. In 1981 she became a loan specialist and supervisor for the FHA, retiring in 2003. She was a member of the Indiana Shorthorn Association and Shorthorn Lassies, and was a long time leader with the Hassmer Hilltoppers 4-H Club.

She was married to Ray Orman on June 20th, 1962. He preceded her in death on July 4th, 2004.

Survivors include her daughters, Charlotte Hensley and husband Jody of Rising Sun and Greta Glotzbach and husband Kelly of Mitchell’; six grandchildren and one great-grandson; her brother Chuck Ruch and wife Trudy of Peoria, Illinois; her sisters, Nancy Lakin and Sue Ray and husband Jerry, all of Bedford.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 18th, at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bobby Brook officiating. Burial was in Shelby Cemetery near Versailles. Memorials may be given to Indiana 4-H Foundation or American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Bernard C. Broad

Bernard C. Broad, 90, of Madison, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, at his home.

He was born August 12th, 1918, in Milton, Kentucky, the son of Albert and Frances Ackerman Broad, who both preceded him in death. He was raised in Trimble County and attended school there.

He was united in marriage December 22nd, 1941, in Madison, by Brother Vincent to Genon Ginn. Unto this union a son and a daughter arrived to bless their home.

He was inducted into the U.S .Army January 17th, 1941, rising to the rank of Sergeant during World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by distinguishing himself during the European Theater Operations, Italy 1944. He was honorably discharged May 30th, 1945. He worked several years at Pearl Packing Company in downtown Madison. He loved farming and farmed all of his life. He was a faithful member of Hebron Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for many years.

Survivors include his son, Bernard M. Broad and wife Vickie of Madison; his daughter, Nancy Broad Stewart and husband William of Cincinnati, Ohio; his grandchildren, Kim, Brian, Ragen, Donnie and Mandy; his great-grandchildren, Breanna, Brian, James, Kolton, Cory, Jacob, Levi and Joseph; his nephews and nieces, Charles, Ruth, Ann and George; as well as other relatives.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Genon Ginn Broad on June 7th, 2003; his sisters, Anna Spillman and Elizabeth Robinson; his brother, Charles Broad; his grandson, Leonard Troy “Lenny” Whittaker on February 25th, 1999; and his great-grandson, Craig Mize on February 20th, 2004.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastors Scott Elston and Dennis Bickers Monday, May 18th, at Hebron Baptist Church near Madison. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison with full military honors conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebron Baptist Church. Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre of Madison was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at