Our Obituaries

Charles "Norman" Oliver

September 29, 1938 - April 24, 2017

Mr. Charles "Norman" Oliver, age 78, of Hardinsburg passed away peacefully on April 24, 2017. Norman retired as the CEO of Kentucky Metals, working there for 42 years and was instrumental in the startup and running of various Honeycomb One group of companies. He was the prior co-owner of O & H Auto Sales, Inc. in Charlestown, IN. He was a proud member of Alcoholic Anonymous. He enjoyed fast cars,...
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James Robert Atherton, Jr.

September 1, 1961 - April 24, 2017

James Robert Atherton, Jr., 55, of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his loving family, Monday, April 24, 2017. Mr. Atherton was born September 1, 1961 in Louisville to the late James Robert Atherton Sr. and Jane Ann Atherton. Mr. Atherton was a Heating and Air Installer for commercial units for Hettinger and Shuck Heating and Air. He loved his "fully dressed" 2006 Heritage...
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Shirley Ann Peebles

May 15, 1938 - April 20, 2017

Ms. Shirley Ann Peebles, age 78, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 20, 2017 surrounded by her family. Ms. Peebles was born in Louisville, KY on May 15, 1938 to the late James L. Blair and Lula Marie Blair. She was a member of St. John Paul Parish. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Buddy R. Peebles Sr. and several siblings. She leaves to...
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Mike S. Needy

July 8, 1976 - April 19, 2017

Mike S. Needy, 40, of Valley Station returned to his Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Mr. Needy was born July 8, 1976 in Louisville and was a former employee of Ford Motor Company. He is preceded in death by his father, Mark S. Needy Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 15 years, Charlene Needy; mother, Janet Needy; brother, Mark S. Needy Jr. (Lisa) and a host of nieces,...
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Marshall Hill

May 25, 1944 - April 17, 2017

Marshall Leland Hill, 72, of Middletown, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, April 17, 2017. Mr. Hill worked with Ford Motor Company at KTP for 42 years, he also retired from the Army Reserves after 28 ½ years. He served with the U.S Army during Desert Storm in the 5010 Army Hospital Unit. He was a member of UAW 862, VFW Middletown Post, and Zion United Baptist Church. Among those that...
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Jacqueline Elder

June 15, 1936 - April 17, 2017

Mrs. Jacqueline Elder, age 80, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on April 17, 2017. Mrs. Elder was born on June 15, 1936 in Louisville, KY. She retired from University of South Florida as a Data Processer. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Edward Knight and Henrietta (Huff) Knight; daughter, Beverly Brown, and grandchild, Kristina Swenson. She leaves to...
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Irma Mildred Posner Payton

January 12, 1929 - April 16, 2017

Mrs. Irma Posner Payton, 88, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father Sunday, April 16, 2017. Mrs. Payton was born on January 12, 1929 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. She was a founding member of St. Athanasius Parish. Among those who preceded her in death include her parents, George and Erna Posner; husband of 60 years, Cecil Payton; son, Ronald Payton; two brothers and a sister. She leaves to...
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Hazel O'Bryan

August 23, 1927 - April 14, 2017

Hazel O'Bryan, age 89, of Fairdale, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 14, 2017. Mrs. O'Bryan was born to Charles and Aura Lee Abston on August 23, 1927, in Ridgefarm Illinois. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, (former St. Jerome Catholic Church) and enjoyed the Arts and Crafts program at the church. Among those who preceded her in death include, her parents; her...
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James "Jimmy" Edward Beam, Jr.

September 17, 1971 - April 12, 2017

Mr. James "Jimmy" Edward Beam Jr., age 45, of Oldham County, Kentucky, returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Piqua, Ohio. Mr. Beam was born in Louisville, KY on September 17, 1971 to the late James Edward and Earleen Carol Beam. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister, Suzanne Eifler (Stewart); niece, Leslie Lowry (John); nephew, Mathew Richardson (Stephanie Whitman...
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Willie Mae Grant Simmons

October 13, 1925 - April 12, 2017

Mrs. Willie Mae Grant Simmons, age 91, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mrs. Simmons was born on October 13, 1925 in Shepherdsville to the late Robert Lee Grant and Winnie Amy Jones Grant. She was a retired Mt. Washington postal contract carrier and a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Among those who preceded her in death include,...
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Ruby E. Miller-Burton

December 9, 1929 - April 12, 2017

Mrs. Ruby E. Miller-Burton, age 87, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father on April 12, 2017. Mrs. Miller was born on December 9, 1929 in Albany, KY. She retired from VA Hospital after 22 years of service. Among those that proceed her in death include her husband, Louis D. Miller; her parents, James and Mollie (Bell) Brumley, Son-in-law Jackie Ward and seven siblings. She leaves to...
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Wallace Arthur Smith

October 7, 1923 - April 12, 2017

Mr. Wallace Arthur Smith, age 93, of Louisville returned to his Heavenly Father on April 12, 2017. Mr. Smith was an engineer with Naval Ordnance and a U.S. Marine Corps World War II veteran. Mr. Smith was a member of Hikes Point Christian Church. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Earl and Helen Heise Smith; wife, Florence Krueger Smith; and son-in-law, David Forshee. He...
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Elizabeth Ralston

October 22, 1937 - April 12, 2017

Elizabeth Ralston,79, of Louisville, formerly of Campbellsburg, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mrs. Ralston was born October 22, 1937 in Campbellsburg, KY. She was retired from Ford. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, James & Lula Coombs; and brothers, Jimmy Coombs, Kenneth Combs. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ray Ralston;...
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Frank G. Lauyans, Sr.

February 22, 1935 - April 12, 2017

Mr. Frank George Lauyans Sr., 82, of Bardstown, returned to his Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mr. Lauyans was born on February 22, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky. He retired from General Electric and Appliance Park as a facilities engineer after 32 years of service. Mr. Lauyans was a member of Saint Thomas Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank...
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Jimmy A. "Brother" Mahan

July 24, 1933 - April 10, 2017

Jimmy A. "Brother" Mahan, 83, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, April 10, 2017. Mr. Mahan was involved greatly in the community in such activities as, coaching little league at Marydale for 25 years, Moose Lodge #5, VFW, American Legion Shepherdsville Chapter, was a Mason for 52 years at the Fern Creek Lodge, and Eastern Star for 20 years. Mr. Mahan retired from Ford...
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Kenneth Russell

February 12, 1933 - April 9, 2017

Mr. Kenneth Russell, age 84, of Brooks returned to his Heavenly Father on April 9, 2017. Mr. Russell was a self-employed electrical contractor with K.R. Electric, Inc. and a Baptist by faith. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Elmo and Leora Perkins Russell; sister, Genevieve Haycraft; and brother, Truman Russell. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 63...
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Kenneth "Kenny" M. Logsdon

June 9, 1956 - April 8, 2017

Mr. Kenneth "Kenny" M. Logsdon, age 60, of Hillview, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Mr. Logsdon was born on June 9, 1956 in Louisville, KY. He was a member of Local 502 Pipefitters and employed with HMC Service Company. He loved to fish, play pool and above all, he loved his family. Among those who preceded him in death include, his father, Jimmy Logsdon. He leaves...
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Timothy John Gabriel

September 23, 1969 - April 4, 2017

Mr. Timothy John Gabriel, age 47, of Hillview, returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Tim was born on September 23, 1969 in Redfield, South Dakota. He worked in construction for many years and was most recently a Shift Supervisor for Penske Logistics. Among those who preceded him in death include, his father, Roger Ray Gabriel and his stepfather, Merle Gray Clements. He...
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Mary Peacock

October 11, 1925 - April 3, 2017

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Peacock, age 91, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on April 3rd, 2017. Mrs. Peacock was a homemaker. Among those who proceeded her in death include, her husband, Wallace Koenig; her parents, Charlie and Lelia Wright Campbell; sisters, Mildred Clayton, Rosella Campbell and Marjie Campbell; brothers, Hubert Campbell and Charlie Campbell; granddaughter,...
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David R. Haynes, Sr.

September 10, 1930 - April 3, 2017

David R. Haynes Sr., 86, of Germantown, formerly of Brandenburg, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, April 3, 2017. Dave retired from Thermogas Propane Company after 20 years. Then Mr. Haynes worked at and retired from Bullitt County Belt Co., a business he started with his son Nick. He belonged to many memberships including, Louisville Musician Association, Steel Guitar Association,...
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Brandon Ray Stinson

April 2, 1993 - April 3, 2017

Brandon Ray Stinson, 24, of Hillview, returned to his Heavenly Father on April 3, 2017. Brandon enjoyed being a personal trainer, loved football, and loved being surrounded by friends and family. Among those that preceded him include his aunt, Rosemary Stinson. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Raymond Stinson (Donna), Virginia Lehman (Keith); siblings, Ashley Stinson, James Justin...
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Miles Nathaniel Cummins

February 11, 2006 - April 2, 2017

Miles Nathaniel Cummins, age 11, of Highview returned to his Heavenly Father on April 2, 2017. Miles was a 5th grader at Hawthorne Elementary and loved the beach. Among those that preceded him in death include his great-grandparents, Thurman and Isabelle Stephens, Hayden and Lula Mai Brown, Roscoe and Marcella Cummins, and Oscar Franzman; and cousins, Hudson and Hayden Stephens. He leaves to...
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Louis G. Tarpley

October 21, 1940 - April 2, 2017

Mr. Louis G. Tarpley, age 76, of Fern Creek, returned to his Heavenly Father on April 2, 2017. Mr. Tarpley was born on October 21, 1940 in Louisville, KY to the late Thomas G. and Mary Sue Arnold Tarpley. He was a member and President of the New Albany Jaycees Club, where he was voted Man of the Year. He was a Mason member of Aurora Lodge #633. Mr. Tarpley was employed with Pillsbury and later...
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James Courtney Wehrley, Jr.

March 12, 1937 - March 31, 2017

Mr. James Courtney Wehrley Jr., 80, of Louisville, died peacefully on Friday, March 31, 2017 after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. A lifelong member of Duck's Unlimited, a member of the IBEW local 369, and a shining example of how to live life to the fullest, Jim, or "Pop" as he was called by his family, fought cancer with the same resilience that he lived his life. He was preceded in...
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Mary Betty Ahonen

May 24, 1931 - March 30, 2017

AHONEN, MARY BETTY, 85, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. She was a lifelong resident of Louisville, born May 24, 1931 to the late John and Lottie Jaggers. She graduated from Louisville Girls High School in 1949. As a teenager during World War II, Betty worked at Naval Ordinance running the snack cart. She later worked downtown in Judge Malone's office and then at General...
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Mabel B. Feger

August 8, 1929 - March 30, 2017

Mrs. Mabel Feger, age 87, of Boston Kentucky, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Mrs. Feger was born on August 8, 1929 in Louisville, KY to the late William and Maggie Bunnell. Mrs. Feger loved music and dancing, and was known for always wearing a white gardenia in her hair. She was a generous person with a big heart. Mrs. Feger would help anyone and was always ready to...
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Walter Maxwell "Maxie" Huff

April 29, 1938 - March 30, 2017

Mr. Walter Maxwell "Maxie" Huff, 78, of Brooks, KY returned to his Heavenly Father Thursday, March 30, 2017. Mr. Huff was born on April 29, 1938 in West Point, Kentucky. He worked at Kosmosdale for 25 years and retired from Ford Motor Company after 25 years of service. Mr. Huff also served as a member of the Eagles Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayman and Lois Daley Huff...
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Mary Margaret Thompson Gunn Steele

November 12, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Mrs. Mary Margaret Thompson Gunn Steele, age 85, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father on March 29, 2017. Mrs. Steele retired from Phillip Morris and was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Chester and Dessie Thompson; first husband, William "Bill" Gunn; second husband, Mike Steele; son, Paul Gunn; stepson, Patrick Steele; brother...
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Helen "Christine" Rolen Cox

May 31, 1937 - March 28, 2017

Mrs. Helen "Christine" Rolen Cox, age 79, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father on March 28, 2017. Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and an Eastern Star. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Okolona Women's Club and Hillview Community Christian Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Gaston and Mary Cheek Rolen; husband, Earl L. Cox; and sister, Jean Ann Buttolph. She leaves to...
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Thomas Conner Cochran

July 9, 2008 - March 27, 2017

Thomas Conner Cochran, 8, of Mt. Washington returned to his Heavenly Father Monday, March 27, 2017 at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville. Conner was a 2nd grader at Crossroads Elementary School in Mt. Washington. He played baseball for Mt. Washington Youth League where he was on the White Sox's team this season. Conner loved playing basketball, loved to dance and loved being a big brother....
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Martha McAllister

July 3, 1955 - March 27, 2017

Martha J. McAllister, 61, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, March 27, 2017. Mrs. McAllister, was born in Baldwin Mississippi on July 3, 1955 to Luther Bedford, and Marlene McDonald (Brown). Mrs. McAllister was a pastor's wife, and a loving mother who was devoted to her family and her church. Mrs. McAllister is preceded in death by her mother, Marlene McDonald Brown;...
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Edward C. Gosnell

August 18, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Edward C. Gosnell, age 88, of Lebanon Junction, returned to his Heavenly Father Monday, March 27, 2017. Mr. Gosnell was born August 18, 1928 in Hart Co. Kentucky. Mr. Gosnell always dreamed of owning a farm, and after hard work and careful planning, he and Mrs. Gosnell made that dream come true. They bought a farm where they retired and lived a good simple life. He is preceded in death by...
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Delbert Earl Wagoner, Jr.

December 16, 1936 - March 26, 2017

Mr. Delbert Earl Wagoner, Jr., age 80, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on March 26, 2017. Mr. Wagoner retired from Kentucky Solite after 37 years of service and was a member of Summit Hills Baptist Church. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Delbert E. Wagoner, Sr. and Ollie Mae Dawson Mann; and his wife, Wanda Dowell Wagoner. He leaves to cherish his...
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Shaun Allan "Yo Dogg" "Bubby" Jackson , Sr.

November 21, 1978 - March 26, 2017

Mr. Shaun Allan "Yo Dogg" "Bubby" Jackson Sr., age 38, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Shaun worked at E & E Mechanical and was the #2 Indiana Hoosier fan, after his mom who was the #1 fan. #jacksonstrong #jacksonproud, Among those who preceded him in death include, his mother, Debra Lynn Jackson and his grandmother, Sylvia Arlene Poynter. He leaves to...
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Mildred Darline Hartman

September 3, 1948 - March 26, 2017

Mrs. Mildred Darline Hartman, age 68, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Mrs. Hartman was born in Marion County, KY on September 3, 1948 to the late Joseph E. and Edna H. Lucas. Among those who preceded her in death include, her brothers, Robert Willibaum and Louise Sims. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Fred A. Hartman; daughter, Venus Marie...
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Scott Franklin Strickland

May 26, 1963 - March 25, 2017

Mr. Scott Franklin Strickland, 53, of Louisville, KY returned to his Heavenly Father Saturday, March 25, 2017. Mr. Strickland was born on May 26, 1963 in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked as a restaurant manager for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Neil Strickland; brother, Edd Strickland and several cousins. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Rebecca Gabhart...
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Ina Rae (Alford) "Penny" Gray

January 23, 1948 - March 24, 2017

Mrs. Ina Rae (Alford) Gray "Penny", 69, of Shepherdsville, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of the late Esco and Murrel (Burden) Alford she was born January 23, 1948 in Morgantown, Kentucky. She was united in holy matrimony to her soul mate Manuel Anthony Gray, in March of 1966. This union was blessed with four daughters. Manuel Gray...
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Sarah E. Gore

February 8, 1933 - March 19, 2017

Ms. Sarah E. Gore, 84, of West Point, KY returned to her Heavenly Father Sunday, March 19, 2017. Ms. Gore was born on February 8, 1933 in Creelsboro, Kentucky. She retired from General Electric after 30 years of service and worked at Elite Marketing for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morris Winfield and Rosie Blakey Mann; son, Jeff Gore and brother, "Cowboy" Mann. ...
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Joann Desurne

June 25, 1945 - March 18, 2017

Joann Desurne, age 71, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Ms. Desurne, was born in Louisville on June 25, 1945 to Tracy and Gladys Jump. Mrs. Desurne was a loving wife and mother who was devoted to her family and her home. She loved being a homemaker and she also spent some of her time being a caregiver. Mrs. Desurne is preceded in death by her parents,...
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John Robert Lusk

September 6, 1939 - March 18, 2017

Mr. John Robert Lusk, age 77, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on March 18, 2017. Mr. Lusk retired from General Electric after 20+ years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, James and Nellie Smith Lusk; beloved wife, Betty Burke Lusk; brothers, Charles and Dennis Smith; sisters, Lisa Caton and Judy Branick; and nephew...
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Marlene Rennirt Able

July 19, 1933 - March 18, 2017

Mrs. Marlene Rennirt Able, 83, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hewitt and Dorothy Rennirt, a sister, Zelda Ruth, and two brothers, Ronald and Donald known as "Big" and "Little". She leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband Forest Edward Able; three sons, Forest "Ross" (Marian), Todd Edward (Cathy),...
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Lucy M. Rachal Maraman

June 8, 1923 - March 15, 2017

Mrs. Lucy M. Rachal Maraman, age 93, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on March 15, 2017. Mrs. Maraman was a member of Calvary Christian Center. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, John Alfred Rachal and Stella Rachal; husband of 66 years, Millard Maraman; and brothers, Richard and John Alfred Rachal, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Buddy...
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James Carl Higdon

December 28, 1932 - March 15, 2017

Mr. James Carl Higdon, 84, of Lebanon Junction, returned to his Heavenly Father Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Jim was born on December 28, 1932 in Leitchfield, Kentucky. He retired from the U.S. Navy and the Army Corps of Engineers. Jim also served as a member of the Bullitt County Rod and Gun Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ancil and Daisy Mae Bratcher Higdon; wife, Sally...
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John Stephen Maderic III

June 22, 1968 - March 14, 2017

John Stephen Maderic, III, 48, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his home in Milton, KY. John was born June 22, 1968, in Louisville, Kentucky, and resided there until 2005, when he married and purchased his dream piece of property in Milton. John worked at Jewish Hospital for many years, where he met his wife, Dr. Susan Florene Melton Maderic. He later began working at the VA Medical Center in...
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Guadalupe "Lupe" Minjares Cannon

March 20, 1950 - March 14, 2017

Mrs. Guadalupe "Lupe" Minjares Cannon, age 66, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on March 14, 2017. Mrs. Cannon worked for the Bullitt County Public Schools and was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Francisco and Anna Gonzalez Minjares; and sister, Carmen Godfrey. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband...
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James "Jimmy" Dennis Barker

February 9, 1977 - March 11, 2017

Mr. James "Jimmy" Dennis Barker, age 40, of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father on March 11, 2017. Mr. Barker was an insulator for Local #51 and a Catholic by faith. Among those that preceded him in death include his aunts, Grace Levsay and Janice Wolford; niece, Emily Paige Payne; and grandfather, Martin Barker. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Dayton James Barker; parents, John and...
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John C. Bennett

August 5, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Mr. John C. Bennett, age 85, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Mr. Bennett was born on August 5, 1931 in Louisville, KY to the late John and Bessie Bennett. He was a member of Eastern Gate Baptist Church. Among those who preceded him in death include, his siblings, Hugh Bennett, Joe Bennett and Mary Cooper. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife...
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James Franklin "Red" Dorman

September 8, 1928 - March 11, 2017

James Franklin "Red" Dorman, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 due to kidney and congestive heart failure. He was 88. James was born on September 8, 1928 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He was a loving and faithful husband. He loved going to church and was a faithful member of Parkland Baptist Church, "Red" served his country in the United States Army from January 1951 to November 1952. He was...
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Gay Vest Fleming

September 1, 1939 - March 9, 2017

Ms. Gay Vest Fleming, age 77, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Ms. Fleming was born in Ezel, KY on September 1, 1939 to the late Tom Henry and Miriam Cora (Hamilton) Vest. She graduated from Ezel High School in 1957 where she was a cheerleader, won many awards in Public Speaking and Bible reading. She was May Queen in 1955, she acted in plays and loved to...
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Ryan "Adam" Denk

May 23, 1984 - March 5, 2017

Ryan "Adam" Denk, age 32, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday March 5, 2017. Adam was a true child of God. He was preceded in death by his father, Marc Denk; sister, Jordan Lee Cantrell, uncle Robert Vincent Denk, grandfather, Robert Vincent Denk and great grandmother Sylvia Cross. He leaves to cherish his memory his 7 year old daughter, Ryleigh Hope Johnson; mother,...
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Jeanette Liuzzi

September 26, 1933 - March 5, 2017

Jeanette Liuzzi, 83, of Louisville returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Mrs. Liuzzi was the Sunday school superintendent for Church of the Harvest Ministry Center, Ashton Adair Neighborhood President until it dissolved in 1996; and enjoyed going to school and learning many subjects. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Oscar and Mary Putty; and...
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Elbert Leo Goodman

September 8, 1933 - March 5, 2017

Mr. Elbert Leo Goodman, age 83, of Fairdale, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Mr. Goodman was born on September 8, 1933 to the late Elza W. and Clara Mae Goodman and he was a member of Okolona General Baptist Church. Among those who preceded him in death include, his son, Danny Leo Goodman, his 2 sisters and his brother. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife,...
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Robert Anthony Pace

March 16, 1997 - March 4, 2017

Mr. Robert "Bobby" Pace, age 19, of Bullitt Co., returned to his Heavenly Father on March 4, 2017. Mr. Pace was born to John Raymond Pace, and Melissa Harrod Pace on March 16, 1997. Robert graduated from North Bullitt High School, was full of energy, and loved being an uncle to Estelle Annamae. He loved sports, fishing, video games, and his "Grangy's" biscuits and cookies. Robert "Bobby"...
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Donna Rose Tipton Settles

September 18, 1949 - March 4, 2017

Mrs. Donna Rose Tipton Settles, 67, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky returned to her loving Heavenly Father Saturday, March 4, 2017. Mrs. Settles was born on September 18, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was certified in early childhood development and retired as a nursery teacher. Mrs. Settles was a member of Bible Covenant Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and...
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David Martin "Bug" Miller

August 31, 1959 - March 4, 2017

Mr. David Martin "Bug" Miller, 57, of Jeffersonville, Indiana returned to his Heavenly Father Saturday, March 4, 2017. Mr. Miller was born on August 31, 1959 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a self-employed dry wall finisher and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Albert Miller and Mollie Jean Duke Hays; stepfather, Douglas Hays and his sister, Mary...
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Barbara J. Stettenbenz

October 6, 1947 - March 4, 2017

Mrs. Barbara J. Stettenbenz, age 69, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on March 3, 2017. Mrs. Stettenbenz was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Among those that preceded her in death include her mother, Mary Catherine Boyd Sisk; father, Charles Bishop; and brother, Greg Sisk. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 50 years, John Stettenbenz;...
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Thelma Lee Flora

December 23, 1930 - March 3, 2017

Thelma Lee Flora, 86, of Louisville, Kentucky returned to her Heavenly Father Friday, March 3, 2017. Mrs. Flora was born in Jefferson County and was a member of the Community Church of Christ of Louisville, Kentucky. She retired from Rite-Aid Pharmacy at the age of 80. She will best be remembered by all of the good things she did for other people. Sending cards, making phone calls and...
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Sherry Lynn Simmons

August 28, 1952 - March 3, 2017

Mrs. Sherry Lynn Simmons, age 64, of Louisville returned to her Heavenly Father on March 3, 2017. Sherry gave her whole heart in taking care of others. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Harold and Iola Meredith Baine; and husband, Jerry Dean Simmons. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Deanna Reece (William), Harold Simmons, Amanda Arreola (Jorge) and Angela...
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Scott Thomas Sloan

May 16, 1971 - March 3, 2017

Scott Thomas Sloan was called home on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the age of 45. He was a father of 4 beautiful children, a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin and a friend. Mr.Sloan was born May 16,1971. He gave much of his life to loving the people in his community and climbing up the ladder at Walmart. He loved the outdoors, guns, held a great passion for cooking and anything manly. Scott in...
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Charles Steven "Woody" Ritter

February 26, 1951 - March 2, 2017

Mr. Charles Steven (Woody) Ritter, age 66, of South Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on March 2, 2017. Preceding him in death is his wife, Velma Louise Ritter; his daughter, Stacey Ritter and his parents, Herschel Ritter and Katherine Keith. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Steven Ritter and Kimberly Miller (Jeremy); his grandsons, Steven and Bailey Ritter; two...
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Mary Hagan Woods

April 18, 1944 - February 28, 2017

Mrs. Mary L. Woods, age 72, of south Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Mrs. Woods was a dedicated solicitor for the Disabled American Veterans for over 20 years. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Ralph Woods; parents, John and Annie Ballard Hagan; brothers, John and Jack Hagan; sisters, Della Bryan, Dorothy Carey and Pearl Berry...
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Chester "Chet" Davis Richardson

May 4, 1940 - February 27, 2017

Chester "Chet" Davis Richardson, 76, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky returned to his Heavenly Father Monday, February 27, 2017. Mr. Richardson was born on May 4, 1940 in Hart County, Kentucky to the late Cleon Davis Richardson and Lois Melton Richardson Edwards. He was a self-employed contractor and demolitionist. Mr. Richardson took pride in his safety training for his employees, after 47 years...
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Sam Davis Edlin, Jr.

November 10, 1931 - February 27, 2017

Mr. Sam Davis Edlin, Jr., age 85, of Heritage Creek returned to his Heavenly Father on February 27, 2017. Mr. Edlin retired from General Electric after 25 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Sam Edlin, Sr. and Ruthine Cundiff Wise; wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Brown Edlin; son, Gary Lee Edlin; and brother, Garnet Edlin. He leaves to...
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Ashley Shaya Thomas

March 17, 1989 - February 26, 2017

Ashley Shaya Thomas, 27, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on February 26, 2017. Ms. Thomas was a waitress at Spinelli's Pizza. Among those that have preceded her include her brothers, Adam Neil. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Adam Chance Thomas; parents, Larry Thomas and Debra Thomas; step-mother, Susan McQuilling; brothers, Randy Tipton, Josh Thomas; sister, Ginny Thomas;...
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Victoria Noelle "Kiki" Besse

October 8, 2016 - February 25, 2017

Victoria Noelle "Kiki" Besse, 5 months, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 25, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, Andrea and Daniel Besse; her twin sister, Isabella Danielle Besse; grandparents, Ana and Ivan Barisic and Regina and Jerome Besse; her Aunts and Uncles, Petar Barisic, Amanda and Billy Bradley and Regina Besse; her Godparents, Carlos H. and Doris...
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Betty Jean Harmon

September 27, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Betty Jean Harmon, 81, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Mrs. Harmon was a member of Christian Assembly Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her husband, David "Don" Harmon; son, David Harmon; grandson, Randy Harmon; and parents, Willie and Alice Ogden. She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters, Onita Woodrum (Steve) and...
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Sandra Hirst Robey

January 20, 1953 - February 23, 2017

Sandra Hirst Robey born January 20, 1953 has taken the hand of God and went home to heaven on Thursday, February 23, 2017 where her mother and father were waiting for her. She leaves behind her husband and friend, Maurice Robey; four sons and their families, Timothy Hayden (Lynn) and their children Sarah and Wade, Anthony Hayden (Sheryl) and their children Corey, Kelsey and Kylie, Thomas Hayden...
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Norman Lee Cruse

April 8, 1940 - February 22, 2017

Mr. Norman Lee Cruse, age 76, of Brooks, KY, returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Mr. Cruse was born in Larue Co., KY on April 8, 1940 to the late Harvey and Virginia Cruse. He was a member of Keys Ferry Baptist Church. He retired from Harper Construction, worked many years at Jefferson Piping and he was a member of Labor Local #576. Among those who preceded him in...
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Robert Werkmeister

November 7, 1939 - February 21, 2017

Robert Lee Werkmeister, 77, of Shepherdsville, passed from this life surrounded by his loving family on February 21, 2017. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mallie Jo Werkmeister, parents, Carl Sr. and Reubie Werkmeister, a brother, Carl Werkmeister Jr, and four sisters, Marianne Lipa, Betty Riley, Sandra Werkmeister and Dorothy Hankins. He is survived by his children,...
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Dorothy Arnold

August 27, 1938 - February 21, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Arnold, age 78, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father on February 21, 2017. Mrs. Arnold was a line picker for Horton Fruit Company and was a Baptist by faith. Among those that preceded her in death include her husband, Phillip Lane Arnold; son, Richard Ferguson; sister, Raquita Greenwell and brother, Freddie Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory, Sharon Lynn Brown,...
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Margaret Louise Singleton

May 28, 1922 - February 20, 2017

Margaret Louise Singleton, 94, of the South End, returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 20, 2017. Among those that preceded her in death include her husband, Robert Calvin Singleton Sr.; daughters, Edna Masterson, Brenda Simon; son, Michael Anthony; parents, Clyde and Mae Basham; brothers, Bill Basham, Raymond Basham, Vinnard Basham; and sister, Evelyn Basham. She leaves to cherish...
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Mary Joyce Koerner

September 27, 1937 - February 20, 2017

Mary Joyce Koerner, 79, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 20, 2017. Ms. Koerner was a waitress at Holiday Inn for 30 years, and at Hometown Buffett also. She enjoyed bingo, bowling, and watching T.V while cheering on U of L. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Harold and Lena Hood; and brothers, Leonard T. Hood, Robert "Bob" Hood. She...
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Edward Elliot "Big E" Renfro

March 25, 1989 - February 18, 2017

Edward Elliot "Big E" Renfro, age 27, of Ekron, KY returned to his Heavenly Father on February 18, 2017. Elliot was a singer who loved music and was a member of Bullitt Lick Baptist Church. Among those that preceded him in death include his grandfather, Gil Renfro; grandmother, Veda Figg; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Lege. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Eddie and Dana Thomas...
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Christopher Charles Hill

March 14, 1972 - February 16, 2017

Mr. Christopher Charles Hill, age 44, of Hillview returned to his Heavenly Father on February 16, 2017. Mr. Hill was employed as a construction worker. Christopher was a devoted dad who loved his boys and was dedicated to his family and friends. Among those that preceded him in death include his father, James Hill. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Heather Hill; children, Seth Boot Hill...
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Helen Marie Guelda

September 5, 1932 - February 16, 2017

Helen Marie Guelda, 84, of Hillview, returned to her Heavenly Father Thursday, February 16, 2017. Mrs. Guelda was born September 5, 1932 in Louisville, Kentucky. She worked as an inspector at General Electric. Mrs. Guelda was a Kentucky Colonel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Beatrice Whitaker Underhill; husband, Alvin Guelda; daughter, Sheryl Schmader; and siblings,...
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Linda Kay Schulz

August 8, 1951 - February 16, 2017

Ms. Linda Kay Schulz, age 65, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Ms. Schulz was a homemaker. Among those who preceded her in death include, her father, Carl Duncan and sister Donna Drosity. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Cristie Schulz and Stacey Pike (Chris); grandchildren, Hayley Schulz, Madeline Pike, Elizabeth Pike; great grandson...
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Betty Jean Pape Johnston

December 2, 1939 - February 14, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jean Pape Johnston, age 77, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on February 14, 2017. Mrs. Johnston was a customer service representative for Pape's Archery and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and A.S.P.C.A. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Fred and Catherine Wenz Pape; husband, Joseph "Sonny" Johnston, Sr.; sister, Carole Ann Sweeney; and...
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Louis Andrew "Drew" Manning

February 21, 1986 - February 12, 2017

Mr. Louis Andrew "Drew" Manning, age 30, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on February 12, 2017. Among those that preceded him in death include his grandfather, Louis Manning and grandparents, Louis and Catherine Tharp. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Louis and Rita Manning; sisters, Christine Cartwright (Ryan) and Stephanie Self (Tracy); nephew and nieces, Tyler,...
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Iva "Maggie" Thixton

October 26, 1973 - February 11, 2017

Iva "Maggie" Thixton, age 43, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Ms. Thixton, was a school bus driver for JCPS. She was born in Louisville on October 26,1973 to Randy Blythe and Sherry Wicker. Ms. Thixton is preceded in death by her Grandparents, "Grandpa" Blythe, "Granny" Blythe and her Aunt Shirley. Ms. Thixton was a loving mother who was...
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Clyde Morrison Jr.

April 29, 1947 - February 11, 2017

Clyde Morrison Jr., 69, passed away at his home in Shepherdsville on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He dedicated his entire career to Anheuser-Busch Inc. where he was frequently recognized as Salesman of the Year and was liked and respected by his co-workers and his customers. He retired in 2007. Clyde proudly served his country in the Vietnam War as a Seabee with the United States Navy. He was...
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James Daniel Strange

April 24, 1930 - February 10, 2017

James Daniel Strange, 86, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father February 10, 2017. Mr. Strange was a Deacon with Knopp Avenue Holy Baptist Church. Among those that preceded him in death include his wife, Anna Jean Strange; parents, Clell & Ruby Strange; grandson, Jason White; siblings, Thelma Esters, Creal Strange; and son-in-law, Roger Kessler Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory,...
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Lillian Irene Martin Nall

October 9, 1925 - February 10, 2017

Mrs. Lillian Irene Martin Nall, age 91, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday morning, February 10, 2017 with family at her side. She was a member of Cecilia Baptist Church, she was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great- great grandmother, a friend to many and a great cook. Among those who preceded her in death include, her beloved husband of...
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Lisa Gail Coomer (Tingle)

November 17, 1969 - February 10, 2017

Mrs. Lisa Gail Coomer (Tingle), age 47, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, February 10, 2017. Mrs. Coomer was born on November 17, 1969 in Louisville to the late Harry and Nina Coomer. Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Michael Tingle. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Brittany Tingle (Ethan Johnson) and Joseph Tingle (Kaity); her...
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Donald Bruce Shaw

March 11, 1944 - February 9, 2017

Donald Bruce Shaw of Okolona returned to his Heavenly Father February 9, 2017 after a short illness. He was born March 11, 1944 in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Don is a graduate of Lakeview High School and Thiel College. He was a long-time resident of Ashland, Kentucky where he served as the Circulation Director of the Ashland Daily Independent for many years. He was active in Cub Scouts, Boy...
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Neill Brooks Tyler

November 2, 1940 - February 7, 2017

Neill Brooks Tyler Jr., 76, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Mr. Tyler was a member of Summit Heights United Methodist Church, and a Gideon. He had formerly worked for the U.S Army Corp of Engineers. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Neill Brooks Tyler Sr. and Zelma Tyler. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife,...
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Donald Lee Tarter

June 27, 1942 - February 6, 2017

Donald Lee Tarter, 74, of Pioneer Village, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, February 6, 2017. Mr. Tarter was an Army Veteran, and worked for Ford Motor Company. He was a member of Summit Hills Baptist Church. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Chatman and Elizabeth Tarter. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Dorothy Judd Tarter; children, Jeremy...
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James E. Allen, Jr.

October 30, 1939 - February 6, 2017

Mr. James E. Allen Jr., age 77, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, February 6, 2017. Mr. Allen was a self-employed Drywall Contractor for 44 years. Mr. Allen is preceded in death by his parents, James and Rita Allen and his twin daughters, Lisa and Theresa Allen. He leaves to cherish his memory, the mother of his children, Linda Allen; his life partner, Beverly Shofner...
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Brian Alexander "Alex" Fuller

January 27, 1993 - February 5, 2017

Mr. Brian Alexander "Alex" Fuller, age 24, of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 5, 2017. "Alex" Fuller was born to Michelle Florence and Brian Fuller on January 27, 1993 in Louisville, Ky. Mr. Fuller is preceded in death by his Grandmother, Freda Fuller and his uncle Paul Fuller. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother and stepfather Michelle and Bryon Florence;...
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Thomas Earl Bridwell

February 1, 1949 - February 4, 2017

Thomas Earl Bridwell, 68, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father Saturday, February 4, 2017. Mr. Bridwell was born February 1, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked as a physical education teacher at Maryville Elementary for 31 years. Mr. Bridwell enjoyed spending time on the family farm and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Charles "Charlie" Puckett

November 16, 1947 - February 2, 2017

Puckett, Charles "Charlie" age 69, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on February 2, 2017 at Jewish Downtown Hospital. Mr. Puckett milked cows, and was a former employee of Taylor Battery Company. Among those who preceded him in death include his parents, Ervin and Ethel Florence Puckett; sister, Frankie Smith; brothers, Buddy, David and Johnny Hunt. He leaves to cherish his...
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Terri Lynn White

September 20, 1961 - February 2, 2017

Ms. Terri Lynn White, age 55, of Fairdale Ky., returned to her Heavenly Father Wednesday, February 2, 2017. Ms. White attended Valley View Church and was a Loan Officer for Park Federal Credit Union. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alexander and Edna White, Louise and Charles Minks; and niece, Angela White. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Brooke and Matthew White;...
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Ruby Jane West

November 1, 1947 - February 1, 2017

Ruby Jane West, 69, of Cedar Grove, returned to her Heavenly Father Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Ms. West was born November 1, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky. She worked as a secretary at A-1 Sanitation and she was a faithful member of Blue Lick United Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold Davis and Edith Hester West; her siblings, Freddie West, Charlotte Loyall,...
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Mae A. Byars

October 12, 1923 - February 1, 2017

Mrs. Mae A. Byars, age 93, of Okolona, returned to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Mrs. Byars was born in Nashville, TN on October 12, 1923 to the late Alton and Willie Mae Hill- Burnette. She was a Christian all of her life who was a member of Manslick Road Church of Christ in the latter part of her life. She was formerly of Cain- Sloan (Dillard's). Her passion was crocheting...
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Davis E. Collins

February 28, 1922 - January 30, 2017

Mr. Davis E. Collins, age 94, of Shepherdsville returned to his Heavenly Father on January 30, 2017. Mr. Collins was the owner/operator of MLC Shoe Repair and a charter member of Shepherdsville Gospel Chapel Church. Mr. Collins was a World War II Army veteran. Among those that preceded him in death include his parents, Robert and Mattie Lee Collins; five brothers and two sisters. He leaves to...
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Robert "Bob" Cox

February 9, 1943 - January 30, 2017

Robert, "Bob", Bernard Cox, 73, of Bullitt Co., returned to his Heavenly Father Monday, January 30, 2017. Mr. Cox was born February 9, 1943 to William Bernard and Laura Catherine Cox in Covington, Kentucky. He was a retired telephone installer for the Western Electric Company. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Laura Cox; 4 brothers, Donnie, Ronnie, Alvin, and William;...
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Roseddia Dalton

December 13, 1941 - January 29, 2017

Roseddia Dalton, age 75, of Shepherdsville, returned to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Ms. Dalton was born in Louisville on December 13, 1941 to Thomas Prince Nichols and Mattie Mae Nichols. Mrs. Dalton was a member of the Star of Hope Chapter 183, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Dalton is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mattie Nichols, and two brothers, Thomas...
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Tammy Renee Koch

July 7, 1961 - January 29, 2017

Ms. Tammy Renee Koch, age 55, of Shepherdsville returned to her Heavenly Father on January 29, 2017. Ms. Koch was the former office manager and bookkeeper for Tasco Trucking Company. She was a 1979 graduate of Bullitt Central High School and a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Among those that preceded her in death include her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Goldsmith and Mr. & Mrs. Arnold...
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Dennis Lynn Ford

July 24, 1958 - January 29, 2017

Dennis Lynn Ford, 58, of Okolona, returned to his Heavenly Father Sunday, January 29, 2017. Mr.Ford was born July 24, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a United States Army veteran and a contractor for the Ford Motor Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Morris and Lucy Helen Lynn Ford; brothers, Morrisie and Jeff Ford and his sister, Rhona Ford. He leaves to...
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Martin T. Marbach Sr.

November 26, 1946 - January 28, 2017

Mr. Martin T. Marbach Sr., age 70, of Shepherdsville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Mr. Marbach served in the United States Army. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Brenda Marbach; his son, Martin T. Marbach Jr. (Kimberly); his grandsons, Martin T. Marbach III, Sean Bradley Marbach, Ryan Patrick Marbach and Ethan Michael Marbach; his sister, Georgia Jean...
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Gertrude "Trudy" A. Meeks

March 4, 1952 - January 28, 2017

Gertrude "Trudy" A. Meeks, 64, of Okolona returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Among those that preceded her in death include her parents, Joseph and Mary Brown. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 31 years, Darrel Meeks; daughter Donna Darnell; grandchildren, Thomas Darnell, Courtney Darnell; great-grandchild, Lillie Grace Auberry; sisters, Mary Jo Burress ...
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