Gisela Driver

Gisela G. Schmidt Driver, 73, of Aberdeen, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

She was born Oct. 10, 1940, in Gutendorf, Germany, to Walter and Gertrude Frank Schmidt. She was raised and attended school in Gutendorf, Germany. She moved to the United States in January 1959. She retired in 2002 from the Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise after 30 years of service. She was also employed at Randall Textron in Vevay. She was a member of the New Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, spending time with her grandchildren and gardening, especially flowers.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Eldon "Dick" Driver, whom she married Feb. 21, 1959; one daughter, Regina Ann Wuellner of Dillsboro; one son, Mark Allen Driver of East Enterprise; two half-sisters, Sigrid Helbig and Helricke Cormad, both of Germany; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one cousin; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the New Liberty Baptist Church, 12990 State Road 250, Rising Sun. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to New Liberty Baptist Church. Contributions can be made through Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, which is in charge of arrangements.

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



Richard Earnhart

Richard L. "Dick' Earnhart, 88, of Madison, formerly of Elkhart and Plant City, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at King's Daughters' Hospital.

He was born June 18, 1925, in Elkhart, to Hollis V. and Ina Mae Deuel Earnhart. He was raised in Elkhart and was a 1943 graduate of Elkhart High School. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and spent one year at Princeton. He took classes at Columbia University. He worked for a short period of time in the Production Department with Bendix Aviation in South Bend. He joined the Navy on June 16, 1943, serving during World War II. He rejoined the Navy on Nov. 22, 1951, serving until Oct. 17, 1953 during the Korean War, rising to the rank Lieutenant. He served 20 years with Navy Reserves. He began employment with Conn Organ in Elkhart and in 1960 moved to Madison and continued to work for Conn Organ. He retired from Tower Manufacturing after seven years of service as plant superintendent. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 30 years and enjoyed singing in the choir. In 1990, he moved to Plant City, Fla., where he was involved in the community and became a member of Chapel in the Meadows Church. He resided there for 22 years returning to Madison in April 2012. While in Plant City, Fla., he enjoyed singing in the Men's Chorus. After moving back to Madison he attended Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church. He was a member of the Military Reserve Officers Association; Masonic Lodges in Elkhart, Plant City, Fla., and Union Lodge 2 in Madison; and Lions Clubs in Elkhart, Madison and Plant City, Fla. He enjoyed fishing, watching all sports and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen Frances Kurtz Earnhart, whom he married July 10, 1948; one daughter, Carol Sparks of Madison; one son, Thomas Richard Earnhart of Hope; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery chapel by the Great Lakes Naval Ceremonial Unit and Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the service. A Masonic service will be conducted Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home by Union Lodge 2 F. & A.M. A final salute will be conducted at the funeral home at 1:40 p.m. Thursday by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Chad Earnhart Memorial Scholarship. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Janice Furnish

Janice Rahe Lakeman Furnish, 78, of East Enterprise, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Dearborn County Hospital.

She was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Louis J. "Luke" and Myrtle Driver Lakeman. She was raised in East Enterprise, where she resided all of her life at the family homestead. She was a 1952 graduate of Vevay High School. She was united in marriage on May 4, 1959, to Pete Furnish. She was a manager at the golf course snack bar for the Grand Victoria Casino in Rising Sun from 1998 to 2008. She managed and ran Rieman's Grocery Store in East Enterprise for 29 years and was a caregiver to Josie Rieman. She was a former employee at the U.S. Shoe Factory in Vevay. She enjoyed cooking, making candy for her family and friends and running the Furnish Fudge Factory. She was known as "The Mustard Lady."

She is survived by two daughters, Rahe Jean Griffin of East Enterprise and Kaulene Green of Vevay; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and her former husband, Pete Furnish of Vevay.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Ann Furnish; her parents; two sisters: Mary Schmidt and Mallie Ralston; and two brothers, Wilbur Lakeman and James Lakeman.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to a charity of the donor's choice. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Troy Hoffman

Troy A. Hoffman, 51, of Madison, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Madison.

He was born Dec. 18, 1961, in Madison, to Matthew J. Jr. and Lena Kruse Hoffman. He was raised in Madison and was a 1980 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He was united in marriage to Lori A. Smock. He attended the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. He resided in the Plainfield community from 1982 until returning to Madison in 2013 to be near his family. He had worked as a machine operator for Silgan Plastics in Plainfield for the past three years. He was also self-employed with Hoffman Signs and Wood Working all of his life. He enjoyed woodworking and art, all sports, the Colts, the outdoors, racing, the Madison Regatta and NASCAR. He designed, constructed and installed the sign for the Playground For All Children on the Madison State Hospital grounds. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

He is survived by one daughter, Hannah Noel Hoffman of Plainfield; one son, Hunter William Hoffman of Plainfield; his mother of Madison; four brothers, William Terry Hoffman and Matthew "Tim" Hoffman III, both of Madison, Neal Thomas Hoffman of Brownsburg and John Theodore "Ted" Hoffman of Greenwood; one sister, Tracey Boling of Mt. Washington, Ky.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died Dec. 27, 1998; and one brother, Mark Anthony "Tony" Hoffman, who died June 5, 2005.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.

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

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to pancreatic cancer research. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Helen Rains

Helen M. Gans Lucas Rains, 86, of Madison, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

She was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Madison, to John H. and Mabel Hillabold Gans. She was raised in Madison and was a 1945 graduate of Madison High School. She played the organ for her father's business, Gans Funeral Home, for many years. She was united in marriage on Nov. 5, 1950, to Hubert R. "Luke" Lucas. She received her bachelor of science degree from DePauw University in 1949 and her master's degree in education from Indiana University. She taught first grade at Johnson Township Elementary School for one year and then taught second grade at Dupont Elementary. She taught second grade at E.O. Muncie Elementary School for many years until she retired. After retirement she substitute taught for many years. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and had served as an organist, a pianist and on the bereavement committee. She enjoyed volunteering as a docent at the Sullivan Home for Historic Madison Inc. She also volunteered many hours at the King's Daughters' Hospital front desk and gift shop. She was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority. She enjoyed reading, traveling and caring for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was awaiting the birth of another great-grandson

She is survived by two daughters, Janis Elaine Lucas Andrew and Valerie J. Lucas Fowler, both of Madison; one son, James L. "Jim" Lucas of Bonita Springs, Fla.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Lucas, who died in 2007; her parents; one brother, Jack Gans, who died April 16, 2011; and one sister, Jeanette Mills, who died in 2007.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the King's Daughters' Hospital Foundation Hope and Healing Campaign or E.O. Muncie Elementary School. Contributions can be made through the funeral home.

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



Clifford Tilley

Clifford Allen "Catfish" Tilley, 63, of Carrollton, Ky., died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Baptist Health in LaGrange, Ky.

He was born April 30, 1950, in Madison, to Clifford and Mabel May Tilley. He was a farm laborer.

He is survived by his mother of Carrollton, Ky.; one sister, Lisa Tilley of Carrollton, Ky.; three brothers, John Tilley of Bedford, Ky., and Gary Tilley and Edward Tilley, both of Carrollton, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, James Tilley and Dennis Tilley; and two infant sisters.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, Ky. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Ky.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service.

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



Melaine Wright

Melanie S. Kronenberg Wright, 63, of Milton, Ky., formerly of Elwood, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Feb. 4, 1950, to Edward and Esther Dick Kronenberg.

She is survived by three daughters, Dawnelle Bryant of Cicero, Tisha Parr of Canada and Felicia Ehlers of Hanover; her mother, Esther Kronenberg of Cicero; two sisters, Leisa Heinzman of Fishers and Marsha Chance of Noblesville; one brother, Timothy Kronenberg of Noblesville; 12 grandchildren; and four nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren H. Wright, whom she married Jan. 5, 1973, and who died April 20, 2010; her father; one sister; and one grandchild.

A celebration of life service was held Sunday at Jehovah's Witnesses in Elwood. Cremation was chosen. Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations toward funeral expenses. Contributions can be made through Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood, which was in charge of arrangements.

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