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Markt L. Lytle
Funeral Director

In Memory of Markt L. Lytle April 6, 1949 - September 26, 2017

M. Trevor Lytle
Owner/Funeral Director

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."

Brye D. Welty
Owner/Funeral Director

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 Student Pastor at North Madison Christian Church. He married his high school sweetheart, Meghan Forrester, and they currently reside in Hanover with their children, Graham and Quinn. Brye joined the staff of Lytle Welty Funeral Homes in 2009 while he was still in high school but only recently decided to obtain his Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science from Mid-America College of Funeral Service. In May 2018, he completed his internship and all the requirements to receive his Indiana Funeral Director's License. "It has and will continue to be my mission to better serve our community."

Bert Batman
Family Service Assistant

Delberta Batman, known as Bert, joined the staff of Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in January of 2019. For the last twenty seven years, she has resided in Madison with her husband, Alan. They have one son, Ruslan, who currently serves as a federal officer at a federal prison in Minnesota. Bert really enjoys working with the public. During the work week, you can find her at Alcorn Sage Schwartz & Magrath, where she currently serves as an administrative assistant. She is excited to join our staff and looks forward to helping individuals in the days and weeks following the loss of their loved one.

Phyllis G. Davis
Family Service Assistant

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 Welty 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, Brye Welty and their staff would be the outlet that would fill the void in our lives."

Reverend Ferrill Davis
Family 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 Welty 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 Welty Funeral Homes staff and as a staff member we have also been given that same care."

Reverend Frank McGee
Family 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
Family 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 Welty 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."

Cathy Todd
Family Service Assistant

Cathy Todd joined the staff of Lytle Welty 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 Welty 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.”

Lee Dillon
Family Service Assistant

Lee and his wife, Pam, both grew up around Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Soon after graduating and marrying Pam in 1979, they moved to Utah where he taught a few years on the Navajo Indian Reservation. After moving to the Madison area, Lee graduated from Indiana University in 1987 with a Master of Science Degree in School Counseling. For the next twenty-nine years, he was a counselor at both elementary and junior high schools, at locations such as Madison and Carrollton. He is currently a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Madison. After 38 years in education, he retired in 2017. In May of 2018, Lee joined the staff of Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.

Lindsette Wilson-Shreve
Family Service Assistant

Lindsette was born and raised in Madison, graduating from Madison Consolidated High School in 2007.  She began her career with Lytle Welty 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 husband, Scotty, enjoy new adventures everyday with their son, Paden.

Louis Knoble
Family Service Assistant
John Stoner
Family Service Assistant

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

Bill Hans
Family Service Assistant/Staff Organist

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