Obituaries 07/01/2021


Thomas Thevenow, Jr.

  Thomas Joseph Thevenow, Jr., age 87, of Ellettsville, Indiana and formerly of Madison, died at 8:55 p.m. on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, at his home in Ellettsville, Indiana.

  Thomas entered this life on May 21st, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Thomas Joseph, Sr. and Helen Lee Hargitt Thevenow. He was raised in Madison and was a 1952 graduate of Madison High School. He then attended Indiana University and earned his bachelors degree.

  He was blessed to raise five children.

  He had worked in the grocery business and as a fireman. He enjoyed collecting guns and coins.

  Thomas will be missed by his daughters: Viki Thevenow of Bloomington, Indiana, Niki Kring and her husband Robbie of Lebanon, Ohio, Michelle Mouser and her husband Gary of Madison, and Becky May and her husband John of Nashville, Indiana; by his son, Chris Robbins and his wife Mary of Worthington, Indiana; by his 11 grandchildren; his 11 great-grandchildren; his one great great-grandchild; by his brother, Victor Thevenow of Madison; by his sister, Sarah Whicker of Bedford, Kentucky; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Joseph Thevenow, Sr., who died on July 29th, 1957; by his mother, Helen Lee Hargitt Thevenow, who died on November 24th, 1982; by his daughter, Theresa Ann Thevenow, who died on October 3rd, 1963; and by his sister, Mary Jane Hayden.

  Thomas requested a private committal ceremony at the Springdale Cemetery, 600 West Fifth Street in downtown Madison.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Western Fire Company No. 3. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover, which is assisting the family during this difficult time.

Reverend Ronald Sandidge

  Reverend Ronald W. Sandidge, 79, passed away on Friday, June 25th, 2021 at the home of his daughter in West Lafayette, Indiana.

  Ron entered this life on October 29th, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Woodrow Wilson Sandidge and Bretia Mae (Ennis) Stumbaugh. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Hubert and Lara Atwell in Hart County, Kentucky.

  He was a 1958 graduate of Hart Memorial High School. In 1962, Ron graduated from Campbellsville University; as well as Wisconsin School of Banking in 1980.

  Ronald was united in marriage to Jean Milby on June 20th, 1964 in Gabe, Kentucky. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary five days prior to his death.  

  He spent seven years as a teacher before entering the banking field, from which he retired in 2003 after 34 years.

  Ron was ordained into the ministry on his 20th birthday. He spent over 50 years pastoring churches in Kentucky and Indiana.

  Ron enjoyed working in the yard and garden, attending estate auctions, collecting glassware and working crossword puzzles.

  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Annette Sandidge- Deno and her husband Tim of West Lafayette, Indiana; by his son, David Sandidge and his wife Olivia of Fishers, Indiana; by his grandchildren: Abigail, Parker, and Alexis Deno and Mia and Mallory Sandidge; by his sisters: Janeen Moberley of Cape Coral, Florida, Portia Marksbury of Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, and Claudia Catherine Ayers of Parkersburg, West Virginia; by his brother, Eric Scott Stumbaugh and his wife Donna of Oro Valley, Arizona; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Edward Sandidge; by his father and mother, Woodrow Wilson Sandidge and Bretia Mae (Ennis) Stumbaugh; and by his aunt, uncle and cousin, Hubert and Lara Atwell and Reggie Atwell with whom he was raised as a brother.

  Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, July 2nd, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 2nd, at the funeral home.

  Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Paula Smith

  Paula Jean Smith, 59, of Rising Sun, passed away on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at her home surrounded by love.

  Paula was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 7th, 1961, the daughter of the late Lorene (Hacker) Greer and Gene Greer. Paula was a graduate of Norwood High School, Class of 1979.

  She was the wife of James Smith. Paula and James were married on July 27th, 2005.

  Paula worked as a Bartender at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for 19 years. She was a loving mother and amazing “Mee-Maw”. Paula loved spending time with her grandchildren and making up songs for the kids. Paula also enjoyed her TV time and watching movies.

  Paula is survived by her caring husband, James Smith, of Rising Sun; by her loving children: Sarah Montgomery, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Reanna Kingery, of Amelia, Ohio, Christina Kingery, of Batavia, Ohio, and Bruce Lee Thomas Kingery (Gabriella), of San Diego, California; by her beloved grandchildren: Sophie Zervos, Lincoln Weaver, Gabrielle Brightwell, Jalen Brightwell, Ares Kingery, Apollo Kingery, Kadence Griffen, Karen Smith and Kalesi Smith; and by her two brothers: James Greer, of West Chester, Ohio and Doug Greer (Paula), of Highland Heights, Kentucky.

  Visitation was held on Thursday, June 24th, at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 25th at the funeral home. Burial was at Rising Sun New Cemetery.

  Memorial donations may be made to Loving Hearts Hospice.

James O’Connor

  James Allen “Little Jimmy” O’Connor, age 57, of Milton, Kentucky, died suddenly at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 27th, 2021, at his residence.

  Jimmy entered this life on January 16th, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late James Kelly and Geneva Faye Cunningham O’Connor. He was raised in Lawrenceburg until he was 17 when his family moved to Vevay.

  Jimmy was raised in the Baptist faith.

  He worked early in life for Chet James Farms in Switzerland County for 17 years and for the U.S. Shoe Factory for three years.

  On November 3rd, 1984 he was united in marriage to Kathy Scudder. This happy union of 25 years was blessed with daughters, Bobbie Jean, Jennifer Lynn and Jamie Jo.

  Jimmy had worked with Steel Technologies in Ghent for 23 years as a fork lift driver.

  On September 11th, 2012 he was united in marriage to Delma Ann Jones in Carrollton, Kentucky. This happy union of nine years blended two families together.

  Jimmy had worked the past six months as a driver for the Amish community. He loved hunting, fishing, being with his family and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  Jimmy will be missed by his loving wife of nine years, Delma Ann Jones O’Connor of Milton, Kentucky; by his loving daughters: Jennifer Lynn Shelton and her husband Dustin of Rising Sun, Jamie Jo O’Connor of Rising Sun; by his loving step daughters: Tammie Lee Duncan of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Cindy Arrendo and her husband Henry of Worthville, Indiana, and Robin Pothier and her husband Nathan of Milton, Kentucky; by his grandchildren: Adrianna Carey, Isaiah Shelton, Kaisley O’Connor, Patricia Duncan, Jay Duncan, Ariella Whitaker, and Sophia Arrendo; by his brothers: Joe O’Connor of Patriot and Robert Cunningham of Vevay; by his sister, Teresa Durbin and her husband Blake; by his uncles and aunts: Raymond Cunningham of Florence, Indiana, Donna Cunningham of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Estal Cunningham and his wife Gale of Pryor, Oklahoma; by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Buster and Bev Jones of Patriot; by his sister-in-law, Debbie Baker of Tennessee; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, James K. O’Connor, who died on December 7th, 1991; by his mother, Geneva Faye Cunningham O’Connor, who died on April 21st, 2006; by his daughter, Bobbie Jean O’Connor, who died on January 5th, 1993; and by his brothers: Ronnie Dale Cunningham, Russell H. “Rusty” Morrison, Francis Lane O’Connor and Kevin O’Connor.

  Friends are invited to call on the family on Thursday, July 1st, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 1st, at 1 p.m., by Pastor Mike Jones at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the James O’Connor Remembrance Fund.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Walter Lanham

  Walter G. Lanham, age 85, of Madison, died at 11:23 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky

  Walter entered this life on July 26th, 1935 in Corbin, Kentucky. He was the loving son of the late Lloyd and Tokie Hamblin Lanham.  He moved to Madison at the age of 12 and graduated from Central High School in 1955.

  On September 1st, 1956, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Jean Ward at the Hanover College Brown Chapel in Hanover. This happy union was blessed with a son, Ronald, and two daughters, Wanda and Sheri.

  He was a tool and die maker by trade and worked many years at Arvin Automotive in North Vernon. He also worked at OHI Automotive. He was a member of the North Madison Christian Church.

  He loved spending time with his family, especially his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed golf, loved to help others and was a talented woodworker.

  Walter was a devoted husband, loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa and friend.

  Walter will be missed by his loving son, Ronald Lanham and his wife Joni of Madison; his loving daughters: Wanda Hunt, and her husband Harold of Madison and Sheri Yockey and her husband Dale of Madison; by his loving sister, Helen Perry of Michigan; by his sisters-in-law, Alma Mae Duncan and Doris Rosetta Jones and her husband Larry of Madison; by his grandchildren: Lindsay Hunt Greves and her husband Tyler, Lesley Hunt Shelley and her husband Derrick, Jessica Rae Flint and her husband Ben, Justin Tyler Lanham and his wife Jennifer, Jaime Bryant and her husband Daniel, Kristie Rice Stucker and her husband Jordan, and Sean Simpson.

  He will also be missed by his great-grandchildren: Peyton Bryant, Aydan Stucker, Emma Stucker, Justice Kuntz, Jaylen Beatty, Rowan Simpson, Emmett Shelley, Harper Shelley, and Theodore Greves; by his step great-grandchildren: Jenna, Ava, Hannah, and Mia Flint; and by several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd A. Lanham, who died on September 3rd, 1976; by his mother, Tokie Hamblin Lanham, who died on October 6th, 1990; by his beloved wife of 60 years, Evelyn Jean Ward Lanham, who died on July 1st, 2017; by his brothers: Elbert E. Lanham, who died on May 31st, 1986, Alonzo E. Lanham, who died on March 16th, 1985, Frank Charles Lanham, who died on September 26th, 2013, and Delmer Lanham, who died on July 21st, 1933; by his sisters: Avaleen A. Wooten, who died on May 29th, 1998, Eula V. Flynn, who died on September 19th, 2014, Ruby Marie Hartman, who died on March 10th, 2019, and Mary Fosteen Payne, who died on September 19th, 2016; and by his grandson, Jeremy Lanham, who died on January 25th, 1979.

  Friends were able to pay their respects to the family on Saturday, June 26th, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana; and on Sunday, June 27th prior to the beginning of the funeral service at the North Madison Christian Church 1400 East State Road 62 in Madison. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 27th at North Madison Christian Church with Brother Bob Hicks officiating. Entombment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 9306 North US 421 near Madison.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association or the North Madison Christian Church.  Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centres of Madison and Hanover.

Jeffery Coy

  Jeffery “Jeff” Coy, 59, of Vevay passed away at his residence surrounded with love and support by his family and friends on Sunday, June 27th, 2021. He fought a good fight until the very end.

  Jeff was born to Glen and Janice (Hopper) Coy in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Sunday, December 10th, 1961.

  He married the love of his life, Karen Kidd, on June 10th, 2014.

  He loved spending time with his family and friends in the shop on the Coy farm. He enjoyed fishing, rebuilding Chevy square body trucks and spending time with his dog Princess Layla. One of his favorite songs was ‘See You on the Other Side’ by Ozzy Osbourne. He will always be loved and missed by all who knew him.

  Those surviving who will cherish Jeff’s memory included his wife Karen Coy and his stepson Russell Washer, both of Vevay; his mother, Janice (Hopper) Clay of Vevay; his son Dustin (Tasha) Coy and his daughter Amelia (Coy) Barnett both of Oklahoma; his brothers: David (Mary Archer) Fornash of Vevay, Brian Coy of Vevay, Denny Coy of Warsaw, Kentucky, and Nelson Henry of Vevay; his sister Roberta Brown of Oklahoma; his brother-in-law Rick Kreiner of Oklahoma; his aunts: Carol Webb of Vevay and Janet Hopper of Michigan; his uncle Loren (Cathy) Hopper of Vevay; his nephew Loren Hopper Jr.; his grandchildren: Kadince, Shaden, Layla, and Calvin; and many cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.

  Jeff was preceded in death by his father Glen Coy; by his grandparents: Edwin and Helen Coy and Earl and Cleta (Coy) Hopper; by his sister Pam (Coy) Kreiner; by his cousins Jimmy Webb and Mike Webb; and by his uncles: Russell, Wayne, and Paul Hooper.

  There will be no services. Memorials may be given in honor of Jeff to the family.

  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, Indiana, 47018.