Marilyn Abbott

Marilyn J. Wilwert Abbott, 77, of Madison, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 8, 1936, in Laurens, Iowa. She worked in dry-cleaning and restaurants. She was later an owner and operator of Curley's Café in Madison. She was a member of the Community Fellowship Church.

She is survived by one son, Michael Abbott of Madison; one step daughter, Patty Zahm of Indianapolis; six stepsons, Bennie Wayne Abbott, Bobby Gene Abbott and Joey Abbott, all of Milton, Ky., Bob Forry and Danny Forry, both of California, and Billy Forry of Texas; one brother, Mike; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie E. Abbott, who died Nov. 3, 2013; and her parents.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Marilyn J. Abbott Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through Vail Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at www.vailfuneralchapel.com.



Clara Caswell


Clara Nell Caswell, 84, of Madison, formerly of Chelsea, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

She was born March 29, 1930, in Henry County, to Opha and Nellie Webster Stickelman. She was a member of the Church of God in Nebraska, Ind. and the Order of Eastern Star 525 in Hanover. She enjoyed crocheting and word puzzles.

She is survived by one daughter, Delores Barnes of Deputy; one son, Gary Caswell of Orlando, Fla.; one sister, Mary Whitehouse of New Castle; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy "Pete" Caswell, who died Nov. 22, 2006; and her parents; seven brothers, John Stickelman, Harold Stickelman, Samuel Stickelman, Charles Stickelman, Robert Stickelman, Ronald Stickelman and Horace Larrabee; three sisters, Elsie Higginbothan, Dorothy Branum and Hilda Sheets.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the New Bethel Church or New Bethel Cemetery Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.



Mildred Dailey


Mildred I. Allen Dailey, 85, of Madison, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Dec. 25, 1928, in French Lick, to Lewis and Josephine Dewitt Allen. She worked at Conn Organ Company. She later owned and operated Dailey's Donut Shop, with her husband, Andrew. She was a member of the North Madison Christian Church. She enjoyed cooking, going to church, making quilts and picnics.

She is survived by one son, Charles "Chuck" Burdine of Madison; one stepdaughter, Anita Vest of Madison; two stepsons, Dennis Dailey and Kevin Dailey, both of Madison; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clyde Burdine; her second husband, Andrew Dailey; two daughters, Vonda Whitaker and Ruth A. Burdine; one son, Rodger Burdine; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Dailey; one stepson, Orville Dailey; her parents; one sister, Wanda Green; one brother, Samuel Allen; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Vail Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Kent Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to North Madison Christian Church. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent at www.vailfuneralchapel.com.



David Lock


David Robert Lock, 47, of Madison, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born May 1, 1966, to Robert D. and Frances Arcella Schwab Lock. He worked as postmaster and supervisor at the Indianapolis U.S. Post Office until he became disabled. He also had worked as a veterans representative in Columbus for five years. He was raised in Madison and was a 1984 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He received his masters degree in business administration from Cambridge Institute. He was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 1984 and rose to the rate of second class chief petty officer during the Gulf War. He was honorably discharged in 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Louise Tracy Lock, whom he married Nov. 30, 1991; five sons, John Travis Piatt of Shelbyville, Ind., Justin Piatt of San Diego, Calif., Lawrence Lock, of Madison, Nicholas Lock of Columbus and Dametri Lock of Madison; brothers, Dan Lock of Hanover, and Michael Lock of Madison; sister, Deborah Jones of Madison; one granddaughter, and several uncles,aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Anthony Wayne Lock; and grandparents John and Emma Schwab and Lee and Leanna Lock.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial with full military honors will be at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the David Robert Lock Memorial Fund. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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Online condolences can be made at www.morgan-nay.com.

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