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Violet Skirvin
B: 1932-10-31
D: 2017-10-11
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Skirvin, Violet
Tracy Johnson
B: 1969-08-10
D: 2017-10-05
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Johnson, Tracy
Harry Fields
B: 1925-06-10
D: 2017-09-27
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Fields, Harry
Markt Lytle
B: 1949-04-06
D: 2017-09-26
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Lytle, Markt
William Consley
B: 1927-05-11
D: 2017-09-24
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Consley, William
Jo Ann Yocum
B: 1935-10-20
D: 2017-09-21
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Yocum, Jo Ann
Donald Knowland
B: 1931-12-07
D: 2017-09-17
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Knowland, Donald
Dennis Conard
B: 1954-08-25
D: 2017-09-17
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Conard, Dennis
John Perry
B: 1935-01-02
D: 2017-09-10
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Perry, John
Beulah Cutler
B: 1932-07-31
D: 2017-09-06
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Cutler, Beulah
Richard Brinker
B: 1982-01-12
D: 2017-09-05
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Brinker, Richard
Charles Higgins
B: 1932-09-06
D: 2017-09-03
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Higgins, Charles
Marla Giltner
B: 1965-09-13
D: 2017-09-03
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Giltner, Marla
Wanda Howley
B: 1937-03-12
D: 2017-09-01
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Howley, Wanda
Walter Perry
B: 1926-09-03
D: 2017-08-28
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Perry, Walter
Mae Prather
B: 1932-01-17
D: 2017-08-25
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Prather, Mae
Julie Ferguson
B: 1957-09-16
D: 2017-08-20
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Ferguson, Julie
Dianna Gross
D: 2017-08-15
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Gross, Dianna
Doris Gilley
B: 1938-10-10
D: 2017-08-11
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Gilley, Doris
James Gibson
B: 1937-10-11
D: 2017-08-09
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Gibson, James
Jonathan Couch
B: 1968-12-07
D: 2017-08-02
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Couch, Jonathan

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M. Trevor Lytle, Owner/Funeral Director
Email: trevor@lytlefuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 812-265-4021
Mobile Phone: 812-701-4021

As a fourth generation Lytle funeral director, succeeding his great grandfather, Andrew H. Lytle, who founded the business in 1920, his grandfather, Markt A. Lytle, and his father, Markt L. Lytle, Trevor understands the tremendous responsibility entrusted to him by the  families he serves. Born and raised in Madison, he graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1991.  Immediately after graduating from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1995, he joined the family business. Trevor acquired Lytle Funeral Homes in 2004, which he expanded by purchasing the Woodlawn Funeral Centre on Madison's hilltop in October of 2015 and by purchasing Wood Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, Kentucky in February of 2016. He has two children, a daughter, Ivy, and a son, Markt Roman. Trevor is a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Madison Elks Lodge. "It is my privilege to continue the excellent service my family has provided the people of Madison and Jefferson County for more than 90 years and to carry on the tradition of exceptional funeral service in the Lytle Family."

Kenneth A. Goins, Funeral Director
Email: ken@lytlefuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 812-265-4021
Mobile Phone: 812-599-4598

Ken is a native Madisonian, having lived and worked in Madison most of his life. After attending Hanover College, he graduated in 1980 from the former Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville, Kentucky. Ken became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1981 and maintains licenses in both Indiana and Kentucky. He is married to the former Carla Ginn of Milton, Kentucky, who is the Gifted Education Specialist for the Trimble County, Kentucky, school system. They have two daughters: Emily, who graduated from Manchester University in 2014, and Alysa, 17, whom they adopted in the Spring of 2000 in Perm, Russia. Ken and his family are active members of First Baptist Church where he is active with the music program, an ordained deacon, member of the finance team, past chairman of the Board of Trustees and Board of Deacons, and former member of the Church Council. Ken was the general manager of a publicly traded funeral services provider for many years and says he is "now happy to once again be associated with a family-owned and operated funeral home."

Markt L. Lytle, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 812-265-4021

A third generation Lytle funeral director, Markt has dedicated over fifty five years to the funeral profession. He was born in Tacoma, Washington and raised in Madison. After attending Ball State University and Oakland City College, he graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. Markt has always lived his life rich in service to his state and community having formerly served as the Jefferson County recorder, Mayor of Madison and Indiana State Representative. While serving in the legislature, Markt was instrumental in the passing of a bill which created the state Veteran's Cemetery here in Madison, as well as, creating legislation for the protection of all Indiana cemeteries. Having always given generously of his time and energy to his community, he now serves on the Madison Riverfront Committee, Madison Elks Lodge, Washington Fire Company #2 and is a life long member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Besides having a deep passion and commitment to Madison and it's residents, Markt cherishes spending time with his wife, Donna, his five children, Trevor, Traci, Tabi, Tatum, Taryn and his five grandchildren.

Brye Welty, Family Service Adviser / Funeral Director Intern
Email: brye@lytlefuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 812-265-4021

Brye has lived in the Madison/Trimble County area his entire life. In December 2015, he graduated from Johnson University with a degree in Preaching and Church Leadership and he currently serves as the Junior High Pastor at North Madison Christian Church. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Meghan, they purchased their first home on Madison's hilltop where they reside with their dog, Hank. Brye joined the staff of Lytle Funeral Homes in 2009 while he was still in high school but just recently received his Associate's Degree from Mid-America College of Funeral Service. He is currently completing his apprenticeship in order to obtain his Indiana Funeral Director's License. "It has and will continue to be my mission to better serve our community."

Traci L. Lytle, Business Coordinator
Email: info@lytlefuneralhomes.com
Office Phone: 812-265-4021

Born and raised in Madison, Traci graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1993.  After graduating from the State University of New York in 1998 with a degree in Marketing and Merchandising, she attended Indiana University and attained a degree in Economics in 2005. Traci worked as an acquisitions analyst for PNC Bank in Louisville, Kentucky for many years and is an active member of the local community being involved in many civic and charitable organizations, as well as, a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church. "I am ever grateful to have the pleasure of working alongside my father and brother while also being able to serve the families of our great community."

Phyllis G. Davis, Funeral Service Assistant
Office Phone: 502-268-5694

Phyllis and her husband, Ferrill Davis, are long time residents of Milton, Kentucky.  Married for fifty years, they have been blessed with three children, two sons, Ray and Rob and one daughter, Paige, who passed away in 2005. Phyllis was an insurance agent for twenty five years, owning and operating an insurance agency with her husband before retiring in 2005. Her life has always centered around her family, community and church family and after retiring she realized she wanted to explore opportunities where she could, once again, help others. In November of 2015, Phyllis and her husband joined the staff of Lytle Funeral Homes where "we could see immediately that they were compassionate people who truly cared about the needs of others.  We knew that the services of Trevor Lytle and his staff would be the outlet that would fill the void in our lives."

Reverend Ferrill Davis, Funeral Service Assistant

Ferrill and his wife, Phyllis, are long time residents of Milton, Kentucky. They have been married for fifty years and have been blessed with three children, two sons, Ray and Rob and one daughter, Paige, who passed away in 2005. After being called to serve the Lord as a minister, Ferrill gave over thirty one years of service to three churches in Henry County and Trimble County, retiring in 2015.  Although Ferrill still preaches part time, he came to realize that he missed being involved with others on a day to day basis. He joined the staff of Lytle Funeral Homes in November of 2015, working as a funeral services assistant. '"I have observed the attention and care that has been given to families by the entire Lytle Funeral Homes staff and as a staff member we have also been given that same care."

Reverend Frank McGee, Funeral Service Assistant

Reverend Frank McGee and his wife Susie moved back to Madison in August of 2005. He graduated from Madison High School in 1977 and then attended Lincoln Technical Institute where he was a honor graduate in 1978 with a degree in Automotive and Diesel Technology. In 1981 he went to work for Kentucky Utilities at the Ghent Power Station, retiring in 2001 after twenty years of service. In 1995, feeling the call from God, he surrendered to the Gospel Ministry and went back to school attending the Boyce Bible College at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he graduated in 2001 with his degree in Pastoral Ministry. Reverend McGee also graduated from CECL (Center for Excellence in Congregational Leadership) in 2011. He was ordained a deacon in 1992, Licensed in The Gospel Ministry in 1995 and Ordained in The Gospel Ministry in 1996. He was a pastor at the Mount Zion Baptist church in Perry Park, Kentucky for over nine years. In August of 2005 he was called to serve as pastor of North Madison Baptist church where he and his wife Susie have been serving full time for over ten years. Reverend McGee and Susie have two daughters, Stacey and Stefanie, and two grandchildren, Micah and Trinity, all whom live in Madison.

Martha Jane Shimfessel, Funeral Service Assistant

Martha Jane was born and raised in Madison and graduated from Shawe Memorial High School. Soon after graduation, she married Patric Shimfessel and had three children, Fred, Merritt and Andrew. She has also been blessed with three grandchildren, Milliken and Patric Guy, and Madison Shimfessel. She is a lifelong member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and over the years has been active with many civic groups throughout Madison. "I am very happy to serve on the staff of Lytle Funeral Homes where I've come to know them as a caring and wonderful group of people. I take great pride in the compassion our team shows to the community of Madison and the surrounding areas."

Rita Addleman, Funeral Service Assistant

Rita grew up in Vevay, Indiana and graduated from Switzerland County High School.  After graduation, she attended Indiana University Southeast.  In 1982, she began working at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison and left after twenty-eight years of service.  She is a Certified Cardiology Technician and enjoyed working at KDH, especially in the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Department.  She loved helping people recover from heart and lung problems. Rita has been married to Dwight Addleman for twenty years. They enjoy traveling, boating, antiquing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.  Rita has served on the Ohio Valley Opportunities board of directors for many years, and helped with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. She is a “people person” and enjoys helping others. She joined the staff of Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in 2016 and is excited to begin a new chapter in her life.  Her father, the late Gerald “Jerry” Harlow, was a funeral director. She was proud of what he did and now wants to follow in his footsteps. Recently, Rita recently lost three members of her family and was touched by Lytle’s personalized services, support, comfort, encouragement and compassion.  She is excited to join the Lytle’s staff as it will be an honor and privilege to give back some of that great service to families who have lost loved ones.

Cathy Todd, Funeral Service Assistant

Cathy Todd joined the staff of Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in the summer of 2017.  She is a native Madisonian, having graduated from Madison Consolidated High School in 1983.  She attended Hanover College and graduated from Indiana Vocational College with a degree in medical assisting. She and Curtis, her husband of thirty-four years, have two sons.
Cathy was employed for twenty-seven years with King’s Daughters’ Hospital, working in clinical pediatrics. Cathy says her decision to work for Lytle Funeral Homes & Cremation Service was that she was “impressed with the attention and concern of the staff that was provided to her family at a time of grief.”  

Lindsette Wilson, Funeral Service Assistant

Lindsette was born and raised in Madison, graduating from Madison Consolidated High School in 2007.  She began her career with Lytle Funeral Homes in January of 2014 while attending school at Mid-America College of Funeral Services. She graduated in September of 2014 with an associates degree in Applied Science, continuing with her year long apprenticeship in March of 2015.  She and her fiancé, Scott are expecting their first born son in the summer of 2016.

Reverend Adam Griffin, Funeral Service Assistant

While not a life-long Madison resident, Adam has had the pleasure of living in this amazing community for six years now. He has been a pastor for ten years and currently serves as Senior Pastor at The Wesleyan Church at Austin. He and his wife of ten years have two beautiful daughters, which keep them on their toes and humble. Adam joined the staff at Lytle Funeral Homes in October of 2012 and said he "considers it an honor to serve Madison and the surrounding areas with the rich tradition of the Lytle family."

Louis Knoble , Funeral Service Assistant

John Stoner, Funeral Service Assistant

In Memory of John Stoner
May 4, 1940 - February 12, 2014

Bill Hans , Funeral Service Assistant/Staff Organist

In Memory of Bill Hans
March 2, 1934 - June 3, 2014

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