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John Ramsey Smith

November 9, 1924 - November 4, 2013

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Evelyn Lee Kellems

August 13, 1935 - October 30, 2013


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Susan Grostic

January 1, 1956 - October 30, 2013

GROSTIC, Susan Seiferheld, 57, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, October 30th, 2013, with family by her side. She was owner/operator of Seiferheld & Associates, and formerly a Speech Therapist for Jefferson County Public Schools, a member of the Women's Board of the Episcopal Church Home and Altar Guild at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Susan is survived by her son; Eric...
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Joyce Ann Drury Stillwell

May 8, 1941 - October 26, 2013

Joyce Ann Drury Stillwell, 72, much beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, died peacefully Saturday morning with family and friends by her side at home. She courageously and fearlessly fought the cancer that took her life. Joyce was a business teacher for the Jefferson County Public Schools primarily at Eastern and Ballard High Schools for over forty years. She relished working with students...
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Leona Mae Jaggers French

September 19, 1919 - October 25, 2013

FRENCH, Leona Mae Jaggers, 94 of Louisville passed away Friday October 25th, 2013 at University Hospital surrounded by her family. She was retired accountant for Sears Credit. Leona was preceded in death by her loving husband, John C. French, brother, Otis Jaggers and sister, Eunice Warner. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Rowena Warner, Joyce Stopher, Vicki Paul (Steven),...
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Camilla Lehmann Block

January 16, 1920 - October 22, 2013

BLOCK, Camilla (Lehmann), 93, of Louisville passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on October 22, 2013. Born January 16, 1920, Camilla was the daughter of the late Peter Joseph Lehmann and Mary Elizabeth (Gerwing) Lehmann. She graduated from Mercy Academy in 1938 and married Stanley L. Block, Sr. in 1943. They were together for 40 years, having raised seven children,...
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Orville Gross

August 20, 1920 - October 21, 2013

GROSS, Orville, 93, of Louisville passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2013 surrounded by family. Born August 20, 1920 in Harlan County, KY, Orville was the son of the late James Gross and Sallie (Skidmore) Gross and a graduate of Union College in Barbourville, KY, where he attended on a tennis scholarship. Orville was a Chemical Engineer having started his career with Ashland...
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Gerard James "Jerry" Cripe

July 15, 1926 - October 14, 2013

CRIPE, Gerard James "Jerry", 87, of Louisville passed away peacefully on Monday, October 14, 2013. He was born July 15, 1926, the son of the late Harold Andrew Cripe and Mary Nettie Cissell Cripe. Jerry was an employee for General Electric for over 35 years in the data processing department. He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and a former member of Knights of Columbus...
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Barbara E. Kahle

August 8, 1938 - October 9, 2013

KAHLE, Barbara E. 75, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Barbara grew up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, daughter of the late Clement and Estelle Buenger. She was a graduate of Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, where she received her Register Nursing Degree and retired from the Kentucky State Reformatory after 18 years of service. Barbara was a member of Kosair Children...
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Cheryl Lynn Christopher Barnes

February 23, 1949 - October 6, 2013

BARNES, Cheryl Lynn Christopher, 64, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. For the past 19 years, Cheryl was Vice President and Owner of Chris, Inc. Prior to her position with Chris, Inc., she spent 20 years in quality control for General Electric. She earned her master's degree at Spalding University, served in the U.S. Coast Guard...
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Margaret Ruth Kennedy

March 21, 1918 - October 4, 2013

KENNEDY, Margaret Ruth (Sorrell), went to be with the Lord on October 4, 2013. She was born March 21, 1918 to Joe and Katie Sorrell of Cedar Creek, KY near Bardstown. She was married to Robert L. "Buck" Kennedy for over 50 years until he passed away in 1988. Ruth lived a full rewarding life and always kept her faith in God and her love for family first. During WWII she was a Rosie the...
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Emery Dean Curlee

December 9, 1923 - October 3, 2013

CURLEE, Emery Dean, 89, of Louisville, formerly of Alexandria, LA, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. He was born December 9, 1923 in Mountain Home, AR, the son of the late Mac Emery Curlee and Mabel Bucher Curlee and was a Navy Veteran LT JG, having served during WWII. Dean was a 1947 graduate of the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation he entered into Northwestern University,...
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Peggy Ann Kaiser

June 2, 1951 - October 2, 2013

KAISER, Peggy "GiGi" Ann (Finneran), age 62, of Louisville, Ky., left us unexpectedly on October 2, 2013. Born June 2, 1951, in Louisville, the daughter of Bettie Blackburn Finneran and the late Bernard Finneran, she was a Catholic by faith and was employed by Norton Suburban Hospital in Food and Nutrition Services. A graduate of Eastern High School, she had enjoyed recently reconnecting...
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Mary Alice Dunn "Mary Al" Kennedy

August 22, 1933 - September 30, 2013

"In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." Mary Alice Dunn Kennedy "Mary Al" 80, of Louisville, passed away September 30, 2013 at Jewish Hospital. Mary Alice was born in Lexington, KY on...
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Lena Frances Frost

September 20, 1917 - September 18, 2013

FROST, Lena Frances, 95 of Louisville passed away Wednesday September 18th, 2013 in Fordsville, Kentucky. Lena was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and a loving and caring, mother, grandmother and great grand mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Ray Frost, children, William, Jerry and Retha Frost. Lena is survived by her children, sons, James E. Frost ...
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Richard William "Rick" Bordas

August 1, 1948 - September 18, 2013

BORDAS, Richard W., 65 of Louisville. Rick Bordas had a change of address. On September 18, 2013 he joyfully moved to his new home in heaven. Since believing in Jesus as his Lord and Savior 25 years ago, he has longed for the day when he would see him face to face. That day has come! Rick turned 65 last month. One of his few disappointments in life was qualifying for Medicare only a short time...
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Margaret Sandlin

June 30, 1932 - September 17, 2013

SANDLIN, Margaret Butler, 81, of Louisville passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Tuesday, September 17, 2013. She was born June 30, 1932, the daughter of the late Harold Butler and Marie Margaret Schoemacher Butler and was a retired bookkeeper for Colonial Pharmacy in St. Matthews. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert E. Lee Sandlin. She is survived...
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Jessie Gaddie

September 13, 2013

GADDIE, Jessie C., 94, of Louisville, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Masonic Homes of Shelbyville. She was the former Jessie Cook and a retired principal for the Jefferson County Board of Education. Jessie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Middletown, Middletown Senior Citizens and East End Widows Association. She was also a member of the Retired Jefferson County...
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Virgil Puckett

September 13, 2013

PUCKETT, Virgil Richard, 95 of Louisville passed away Friday September 13, 2013 at Springhurst Health Care and Rehab Center. He was a Dairy Farmer in Bentonville Arkansas, Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Puckett. He is survived by his daughters, Carolyn "Candy" Odil (Randy) and Jamie Butt (Jim), grandchildren, Leslie Barr (Brian) and Brad Odil (Vickie), great...
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Patricia Warren

September 13, 2013

Warren, Patricia C "Pat" died Friday, September 13, 2013. She was a homemaker and a retired kindergarten teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Warren. They were married January 1, 1955. She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and a charter member of Beechwood Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Kay Barringer (Ralph), son, Dale Warren (Sondra) and son,...
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Mary LaVerne Brewer

September 12, 2013

BREWER, Mary LaVerne Herndon, 85, of Louisville passed away peacefully Thursday September 12, 2013 at the Springhurst Health and Rehab Center. She was a member of Hurstbourne Baptist Church. LaVerne was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Brewer. She is survived by her sons, Steven V. Brewer (Julie) and Jeffrey S. Brewer (Kimberly), brothers, Jesse Herndon and Lawrence Herndon,...
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Linda Goins

July 15, 1937 - September 11, 2013

Linda Murray Goins age 76, of New Boston, Ohio, formerly of Middletown , Ky, died Wednesday, September 11th, 2013. She was born in Phoenix , Arizona on July 15, 1937, a daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Buckler of Middletown , Ky. She was married to Oscar Goins Sr. who preceded her in death in May 1982. She was also preceded in death by a brother Buddy Wright and her grandparents Hobert and...
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Frances J. Gibson

March 13, 1923 - September 10, 2013

GIBSON, FRANCES J., 90, passed away Monday, September 10, 2013. Frances was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Jeffersontown, KY. Frances began her career in 1954 spending 12 years with GE. After leaving the corporate world she became a prolific entrepreneur. Her first venture was as an independent manufacturers representative. After extensive Japanese style training she became an award...
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Harold Read Clark

December 20, 1949 - September 5, 2013

CLARK, SFC (RET) HAROLD READ, 63, of Louisville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 5, 2013. He was born December 20, 1949 in Bowling Green, KY, the son of the late Harold M. Clark and Rhea Pauline Burch Clark Sikorsky and is SFC (RET) U.S. Army of 37 years, having served during the Vietnam War. Harold is a member of the 100th Division Army Reserve, V.F. W. Post #3281 in New...
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Elaine C. Morgan

September 2, 2013

MORGAN, Elaine Carol, 64 of Louisville passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at her home with her husband by her side. She retired from BellSouth after 30 years of service and was a former member of the Red Hat Society. Elaine is survived by her husband of 37 years, Samuel E. Morgan "Sam", three brothers and four sisters. Her funeral service will be 10:00am Thursday September 5th,...
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Michael Eimers

August 30, 2013

Eimers, Michael "Mike" William 46, of Louisville passed away peacefully at home Friday, August 30 surrounded by his family and friends. Mike was a graduate of Bellarmine University, receiving a B.A. and M.B.A. and was a member of Bellarmine's Athletic Hall of Fame as a soccer goalie, and an active parishionner of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. He also coached soccer for Louisville Soccer...
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Mary Lee Zagale

August 29, 2013

ZAGALE; Mary Lee, 59, of Louisville passed away Thursday August 29th, 2013 at Baptist Health Louisville after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side. She was an administrative assistant for the Kentucky Court of Appeals and a member of Southeast Christian Church. Mary Lee is survived by her children, Dawn Thameling and Michael Winters (Barbara), grandchildren, Dylan...
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Judy Williamson

December 15, 1943 - August 29, 2013

WILLIAMSON, Judy Kaye, 69, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in the early evening of Thursday, August 29, 2013. She was born December 15, 1943 in Nicholas County, KY, the daughter of the late Marion Smith Banta and Lorrayne Riddle Banta. Judy is a retired Library Technician with Christian Academy and a member of Southeast Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded...
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Ruth Rice

August 28, 2013

RICE, Ruth Lorene, 91 of Louisville passed away Wednesday August 28th, 2013 at Baptist Health Louisville. She was an accountant for Palm Springs Desert Hospital, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ruth was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Troy D. Rice, parents, Martha and Jess McCreary, brother, Earl, and sister, Mary. She is survived by her sons, Ronald...
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MAYME BUBALO

August 25, 2013

Dove Emblem Mayme Lee Bubalo, 93, passed away Sunday August 25th, 2013 at the Norton Hospital HOSPARUS Inpatient Unit. She was born January 12, 1920 in Dixon, Ky., the daughter of William and Myrtle Villines. Mayme attended the Lockyear College of Business in Evansville, In. She was a member of Westport Rd. Church of Christ and was also an avid Bridge player. She enjoyed square dancing and...
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MAYME BUBALO

January 20, 1920 - August 25, 2013

Mayme Lee Bubalo, 93, passed away Sunday August 25th, 2013 at the Norton Hospital HOSPARUS Inpatient Unit. She was born January 12, 1920 in Dixon, Ky., the daughter of William and Myrtle Villines. Mayme attended the Lockyear College of Business in Evansville, In. She was a member of Westport Rd. Church of Christ and was also an avid Bridge player. She enjoyed square dancing and traveling. ...
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Thomas William Giesler, Sr.

April 9, 1921 - August 23, 2013

GIESLER, Thomas William, Sr., 92 of Louisville, passed away peacefully Friday, August 23. He was a WWII veteran and retired after 34 years from his State Farm Agency. Tom was a devout Catholic, member of the Community of Epiphany, the St. X Athletic Hall of Fame and was Captain of the 1941 National Catholic Basketball Championship Team, and the Musicians Union. He was an avid golfer, bowler,...
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Carol Jacqueline Bechtel

June 20, 1936 - August 23, 2013

BECHTEL, Carol Jacqueline, 77, passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 20, 1936 in Columbus, OH, the daughter of the late Charles John Rundio, Jr. and Annette Jacqueline Beery Rundio. Carol was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Anchorage, the Order of the Daughters of the King and the Women's Board at the Episcopal Church Home. ...
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Patricia Kamer Berry

April 2, 1944 - August 21, 2013

BERRY, Patricia A Kamer, 69 of Louisville was granted eternal rest on August 21st, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 2nd, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Marty and Louvinia "Sis" Kamer. Pat was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and retired from the Kroger Company after 29 years of service. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and of the Leprechaun...
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Nellie Ross

May 19, 1920 - August 10, 2013

ROSS, Nellie, 93, of Louisville passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 10, 2013. She was born May 19, 1920 in Louisville, the daughter of the late Carter George Ross, Sr. and Nellie Delph Ross and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church for over 50 years. Nellie was an employee of AT&T with over 40 years of service, where she was also a member of the Telephone...
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William Bill Clark

June 27, 1938 - August 8, 2013

CLARK, William F. "Bill", 75 of Louisville passed away peacefully August 8th, 2013 at Baptist Health Louisville. Bill was born and raised in Slisbee Texas on June 27th, 1938 to Jefferson H. and Bootie T. Clark, both have preceded him in death. Also preceding Bill is his brother James Clark, sister, Gwendolyn Jenkins and brother-in-law James Sheffield, mother and father-in-law, Irwin and...
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William K. "Bill" Branham

August 4, 1929 - August 7, 2013

BRANHAM, William K. Sr., "Bill", 84, of Louisville, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013. He was a longtime member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Bill was an owner of Brecher Lighting Company of Louisville and Lexington and also the owner of Bill Branham Designs LTD. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was a graduate of St. Xavier High School, class of 1947. ...
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William J. "Bill" Bruenderman

August 13, 1957 - August 5, 2013

BRUENDERMAN, William J. "Bill", 55, of Anchorage passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 5, 2013. He was born August 13, 1957 in Louisville, the son of the late William J. Bruenderman, Sr. and Pauline Greenwell Bruenderman and was a member of Middletown United Methodist Church, where he and his wife formerly taught Sunday school together. Bill was the owner of Bruenderman Construction...
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Dan Gunnell

March 15, 1949 - August 5, 2013

Dan Gunnell, 64 of Louisville, passed away Monday. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky University, a dedicated member of Middletown Christian Church, the Derby City Bop, Kentuckiana Blues Society, an avid music lover and an avid University of Louisville fan. The greatest assets in his life were his wonderful family members, son; Daniel Hunter Gunnell, daughter; Jessica Siegel (Ted)....
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Lyndell Howard Whitaker

August 11, 1944 - July 31, 2013

WHITAKER, Lyndell Howard, 68 of Louisville passed away Wednesday July 31st, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Lyndell was President of Liberty Insurance Agency. He had been an insurance and financial advisor for over 35 years. Indiana University, Kelly School of Business Graduate Lyndell was very active in Southeast Christian Church Support Recovery Ministries, an avid IU fan...
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Lorraine Victoria Miller Allen

January 1, 1932 - July 25, 2013

ALLEN, Lorraine Victoria Miller, 81, of Louisville passed away Thursday July 25th, 2013 at Marjorie P. Lee Nursing Center in Cincinnati Ohio. She was a member of Christ Church United Methodist for over 30 years, a member of the Louisville Bar Association Auxiliary, a member of Rock Creek Garden Club, a member of the Louisville Women's Club and past President of Alexander Graham Bell...
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Barbra Embry Beat

July 29, 1937 - July 18, 2013

BEAT, Barbra Embry, 75, of Louisville passed away Thursday July 18th, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Barbra was a very active member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, a graduate of Indiana University and a member of Pi Beta Phi. Barbra was preceded in death by her parents, James Lewis and Helen Marie Embry, brother, James Lewis Embry Jr. and son James Gregory Bennett. ...
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Linda Sue Miles Bush

September 30, 1964 - July 17, 2013

BUSH, Linda Sue Miles, 48, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, July 17th 2013 with her family by her side after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was employed as a scheduling manager at Vivid Impact Corp., a longtime member of Long Run Baptist Church and recently attended Southeast Christian Church. Linda is survived by...
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Tom A. Gates

December 11, 1964 - July 15, 2013

Gates, Thomas A., age 48. Fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, (July 15, 2013). Beloved husband of Mary Gates (nee Lally); loving father of Tess, Kevin, Juliana, James, Colleen, and Paul Gates; dear son of William and Jacqueline Gates; dear brother of Timothy (Melinda) and Christopher (Heather) Gates; dear nephew, uncle, cousin, son-in law, brother-in law and friend. Tom...
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Herald E. Priest

February 2, 1931 - July 11, 2013

PRIEST, Harold E., 82, of Louisville passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Westport Place Health Campus. He was born February 2, 1931 in Breckenridge County, KY, the son of the late Franklin Beard Priest and Lucy Alma Nottingham Priest. Harold was an Assistant Terminal Manager for Overnite Transportation and a member of First Church of God of Anderson where he was treasurer...
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Margaret Rohan "Peggy" Soos

March 5, 1926 - July 10, 2013

SOOS, Margaret "Peggy", 87 of Louisville passed away Wednesday July 10th, 2013 at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Soos Jr. She is survived by her loving son, David Soos (Anita) and granddaughter, Victoria Soos. Her funeral service will be 10:00am, Monday, July 15th, 2013 at Ratterman Funeral Home 12900 Shelbyville Rd. East...
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Michael Zoeller

July 4, 2013

ZOELLER, MICHAEL "MIKE," DAVID, 52, passed away July 4, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Clemmons, NC after a bravely fought battle with cancer. Mike was born and raised in Louisville where he attended Bishop David High School, class of 1979. He graduated from Murray State University and had a long and prosperous career in the Consumer Brands Industry. Most recently, he...
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Alma Dean Moore

June 21, 1921 - July 4, 2013

MOORE, Alma Dean, 92, of Louisville passed away Thursday July 4th, 2013 at the Golden Living Center in St. Matthews. She was a retired secretary for R.O. Whitesell & Associates in Indianapolis Indiana, a teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Preschool and worked in the Personal Department at the Courier Journal and the Times Newspaper. Alma is survived by her son Gregory Fisher Moore,...
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Lois Jean Fuchs

March 2, 1943 - June 29, 2013

FUCHS, Lois Jean, 70, of Louisville passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Baptist Health Louisville. She was born March 2, 1943 in Louisville, the daughter of the late Theodore E. Fuchs and Helen F. Rothenburger Fuchs and was a retired switchboard operator for Central State. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, where she was just awarded, being the longest CCD...
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Eugene E. "Gene" Ratterman

April 13, 1939 - June 27, 2013

RATTERMAN, Eugene E. "Gene", 74, of Louisville passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Baptist Health Louisville. He was born April 13, 1939 in Louisville, the son of the late Charles F. Ratterman and Isolina M. Leber Ratterman. Gene was a retired Regional Manager for the TRANE Company for over 34 years and a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. He is survived by his loving wife...
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Richard "Rick" T. Ochsner, Jr.

March 10, 1955 - June 23, 2013

Ochsner Jr., Richard "Rick" T. passed away on June 23rd 2013 in Mt. Sterling , Kentucky. He was born on March 10th 1955 to Richard and Mary Ochsner of Middletown , KY. Rick was a graduate of Eastern High School in Middletown and received a Bachelor of Science from Morehead State University . During his time with us, Rick was a loving father, son, brother, coach, mentor and friend. He...
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Julia Mae Harris Lane

June 26, 1921 - June 20, 2013

LANE, Julia Mae Harris, 91, of Louisville passed away peacefully Thursday evening June 20, 2013 with family by her side. She was born June 26, 1921 in Eastwood, KY, the daughter of the late Wilson Everett Harris and Mary Rachael Morris. Julia was a seamstress for Sher's Bridal, a member of Middletown United Methodist Church, member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority and Goodwill Industry Volunteers ...
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Hedda L. Irigoyen

June 11, 2013

IRIGOYEN, Hedda L., of Louisville, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Baptist Healthcare Louisville with family by her side. She was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia and was the former Hedda Lomas. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Hedda was a member of Church of the Epiphany and most importantly she was devoted to her family. She is preceded in death by her...
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Jeanna L. Motes

June 8, 2013

MOTES, Jeanna Louise Hasenjager, 52, went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2013. Jeanna was born in Kettering, Ohio, graduated from Xenia (Ohio) High School in 1978 and attended Morehead State University. Jeanna worked in mortgage banking for nearly 30 years, most recently with Primelending Mortgage in Louisville. Jeanna was an active member of Southeast Christian Church and her faith was an...
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Olive Grace Thomason

November 23, 1925 - June 6, 2013

THOMASON, Olive Grace "Tootsie" Brasher, 87, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away June 6th, 2013, at Oaklawn Nursing Care and Rehabilitation Center in Louisville. Tootsie was preceded in death by her loving husband, William "Wedge" Thomason and her parents, Sam and Allie Brasher. She is survived by her children, Susan Thomason Hewitt (Tommy), Louisville; William W....
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Jesse Clifford Stricker

November 24, 1924 - June 4, 2013

Rev. Jesse Clifford Stricker, 88, of Louisville, KY died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Turning Brook. Jesse was born November 24, 1924 in St. Louis, MO to Arthur Otto and Edith Mae (Pfundt) Stricker. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served numerous churches in Kentucky for many years. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Louisville and while in the Alpena area would faithfully...
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Leo Jaroszewski

March 3, 1939 - May 23, 2013

JAROSZEWSKI, Leo F., 74, of Louisville passed away Thursday May 23rd, 2013 at Oaklawn Health and Rehab. He was a retired Hospital Administrator, a Ret. Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force and a Bronze Star recipient, a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church Parish Counsel and a member of the MOAA. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, John & Dorothy Jaroszewski. He is survived by his loving...
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Carrie Bennett Reed

June 14, 1930 - May 22, 2013

REED, Carrie B., 82, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Crestview Rehabilitation in Shelbyville, KY. She was born June 14, 1930, the daughter of the late Karl Ross Bennett and Nancy Kathryn Callahan Bennett, was a receptionist for KY Utilities and a member of Middletown Christian Church. She is survived by her sister, Lena Doris Greer; caregiver Bennie Hardin, who was like a son;...
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Ruth Colyer

November 2, 1925 - May 22, 2013

COLYER, Ruth, 87 of Louisville passed away Wednesday May 22nd, 2013 at Oaklawn Nursing Care and Rehab. She was a member of the Poplar Level Baptist Church, a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Colyer and her son Robert Allen Colyer. She is survived by her children, Jerald Colyer (Jean) and Joan Malone (Don), 2...
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Charles Mellace

August 13, 1921 - May 19, 2013

MELLACE, Charles, 91, of Naples, FL, formerly of Louisville, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Avow Hospice in Naples. He was born August 13, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Joseph Mellace and Catherine Lanciano Mellace, where he was baptized at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Charles was the owner and operator of Shady Grove Restaurant and Motel in Elizabethtown, KY...
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James F. Shaw

July 12, 1952 - April 28, 2013

SHAW James F., 60, of Louisville passed away at his home Sunday April 28th, 2013 He was a retired Claims Representative for The Social Security Administration, Past President of the Kentucky Council of the Blind 2000 - 2004; and was also a member of the Board of Directors. He was Treasurer of the Greater Louisville Council of the Blind 2009 – present. He was also a Board member from 2005...
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Walter Hamilton

June 15, 1935 - April 27, 2013

Walter Farrell Hamilton entered eternal life April 27, 2013. He retired from the Sheriff's Department and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church. He was preceded in death by parents Mattie and William Hamilton, siblings Bob, Bill and Allen, Helen Magers and Eleanor Schweickhardt. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha (Head) Hamilton and children Douglas (Denise), Steven (Kate), Mary Beth...
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Carl Alexander "Sonny" Sundberg, Jr.

August 29, 1939 - April 24, 2013

SUNDBERG, Carl Alexander "Sonny", 73 of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, Aril 24, 2013. Sonny was a graduate of Eastern High School, worked at Louisville Tin and Stove Company for 52 years and retired as the head of shipping. An avid bowler, he bowled two 300 games during his long career on the lanes. He also enjoyed fishing, softball, and golf, hitting a hole-in-one on August 5, 1987. ...
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Robert "Bob" Casey

March 16, 1946 - April 23, 2013

CASEY, Robert "Bob" Charles, 67, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2013 at his home. He attended Flaget High School, the University of Louisville where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, and Western Kentucky where obtained a Masters of Arts in Education. Bob played football for Flaget High School and University of Louisville. He is on the "L" Club Board of Directors. Bob served in the...
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Kenneth Eric Hansen

October 7, 1957 - April 13, 2013

HANSEN, Kenneth Eric MD., 55 of Louisville, passed away at his home unexpectedly. He was in private practice as a Medical Internist, a member of the Mankind Project, a black belt martial artist and a Kentucky Colonel. He is survived by Susan Jackson, his sons, Christian and Joshua Hansen, who he loved dearly, the mother of his children, Patricia Hansen MD., brother, Richard Hansen (Carmen)...
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Thomas Weisert, Sr.

January 26, 1933 - April 10, 2013

WEISERT, Thomas L., 80, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at Baptist Health with his family by his side. He was born on January 26, 1933, the son of a pharmacist, who operated Weisert's Drug Store on Frankfort Avenue. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1954 and was his class President. Tom served from 1954-56 in the United States Army, and...
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Margaret A. Peters

March 8, 1931 - April 1, 2013

PETERS, Margaret A., 82, of Louisville, passed away April 1, 2013 at Baptist Health. She was born March 8, 1931 in Sharon, PA, the daughter of the late Guiseppe Muscarella and Maria DeLeonardo Muscarella and was a retired Postal Worker. Margaret and her husband were active members of the Saint Clair Shores VFW Post. For many years she enjoyed bowling and was always up for a chance to go...
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Margaret Peters

April 1, 2013

Margaret Peters passed away April 1st, 2013. Her care and compassion for others was always on display for everyone in her close community of friends at Horizon Bay where she resided for the last three years. She always enjoyed a great card game or fun activity with her wonderful circle of great friends. She loved spending time with her daughter Diane, son-in-law Larry and grandson Spencer....
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Sharon Westwood

March 29, 2013

WESTWOOD, Sharon Lee, 67 of Louisville passed away Friday March 29th, 2013 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital surrounded by her family. She was retired from the Lantech Corporation, an avid NASCAR fan and the #1 Kentucky Wildcat fan. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, George and Dorothy Westwood and her sister Janice Lynn Wood (Don). She is survived by her children, Lisa Marie...
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Patrick Hepp

March 24, 2013

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Mary Falvey Stuedle

May 22, 1943 - March 24, 2013

STUEDLE, Mary Falvey, 69, of Louisville passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was born on May 22, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of the late John H. Falvey and Margaret Dragon Falvey and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Mary was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and continued on to study for two years at The College of...
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James "Pop" Garnett Larimore

October 17, 1918 - March 22, 2013

James "Pop" Garnett Larimore, 94, passed away Friday March 22 at the Forum at Brookside Healthcare. He retired from Construction Management with the Army Corps of Engineers after many years. After retirement from the Corps, he worked for Humana for 10 years in the area of new construction. Jim was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church. He is predeceased by his parents, Kathrine Hart...
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John Hollinsworth MD.

September 5, 1937 - March 16, 2013

HOLLINSWORTH MD., John Leo, 75 of Louisville passed away Saturday March 16th, 2013 at Baptist Health with his family by his side. John was a graduate of Louisville Male & Girls High School 1955, University of Louisville, Bachelor of Arts 1959, and the University of Louisville Medical School 1963, served his Intern Residency at the Detroit Receiving Hospital 1963-1964, Surgery Residency 1964...
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Ralph Schooler

March 15, 2013

SCHOOLER, Ralph S. 85, of Louisville passed away Friday March 15th, 2013 at Jefferson Place. Ralph was a graduate of Eminence High School and retired from Armour Foods in 1988. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Allen Schooler. He is survived by his long time loving companion, Martha Shay, children, Larry A. Schooler (Suzette), Linda S. McCarty (Jack), Gary S. Schooler (Mary...
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DORIS TOTH

February 8, 1919 - March 14, 2013

TOTH, Doris, 94 of Louisville passed away Thursday March 14th, 2013 at Jefferson Manor. She was a graduate of the Southern Connecticut State University, a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of Epiphany choir, Bell choir and Epiphany Sages, volunteered for Maryhurst and recorded books for the blind. Doris retired from GE a computer analyst for over 35 year. She is survived by niece Joyce...
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Marilyn K. (Ulery) Swauger

August 19, 1940 - March 11, 2013

SWAUGER, Marilyn K., 72, of Louisville passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 11, 2013. She was born August 19, 1940 in Muncie, IN the daughter of the late Melvin Ulery and Julia Martin Ulery. Marilyn was a legal assistant for Rathje, Woodward, Dyer and Burt in Wheaton, IL and for Hardy, Logan, Priddy and Cotton in Louisville and was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother. ...
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Joseph "Papa Joe" Peplinski

January 6, 1931 - March 9, 2013

Joseph P. Peplinski Louisville, KY At age 82, Joe entered eternal rest on March 9, 2013 in Louisville, KY. He was born on January 6, 1931 in Leelanau County Michigan to Theodore and Catherine (Mikowski) Peplinski and was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School and Northwestern Michigan College. Joe was an active member of St. Casimir Catholic Church in Lansing, MI and a past president of their...
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Patricia Osborne

September 5, 1944 - March 3, 2013

Ratterman Brothers East Louisville Funeral Home 12900 Shelbyville Rd Louisville, KY 40243 Ph (502) 244-3305 Fax (502) 244-8767 OSBORNE, Patricia Isaacs, 68 of Anchorage passed away Sunday March 3rd, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. She was a very active member of Southeast Christian Church, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Patricia was...
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Talmage Lewis Hendrick

May 1, 1936 - February 24, 2013

HENDRICK, TALMAGE LEWIS, 76, died Sunday February 24, 2013 at Jefferson Place with his family at his side. Lew was a retired agency manager with Equitable Financial Co., a member of the Christ Church United Methodist and the Louisville Dulcimer Society. He was teacher, a mentor, and an artist who loved to play music and work with wood. His passions included golf, family vacations and cooking....
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Sondra L. "Sandy" Applegate

June 21, 1944 - February 21, 2013

APPLEGATE, Sondra L. "Sandy", 68,of Prospect passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 21, 2013. She was born June 21, 1944, the daughter of the late Charles D. Clayton and Delores Imogene Douglas Clayton and was an Apartment Manager for several companies. Sandy was a former member of the Fillies Club, loved to work in her yard, be out doors with family and friends at the lake or the...
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Jerry Blankenship

February 20, 2013

BLANKENSHIP, Jerry S. 69, of Louisville passed away Wednesday February 20th, 2013 at Baptist Hospital East with his family and friends by his side. He retired Human Resource Manager of Ashland Oil, a member of the ELKS, a Free Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, a KOSAIR Shriner, and a member of Louisville 131 Royal Order of the Jester, a Kentucky Colonel, an avid model train collector and...
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Virginia "Ginny" Heim

February 19, 2013

HEIM, Virginia Elizabeth "Ginny", 86, of Louisville, returned to her heavenly father on Tuesday February 19, 2013 at Baptist Hospital East with her family by her side. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all she knew. She was a Louisville native and a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church of PeWee Valley. She is survived by her loving husband of...
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Naomi Chandler

March 17, 1926 - February 16, 2013

CHANDLER, Naomi Lee, 86, of Louisville passed away February 16, 2013. Born March 17, 1926 in Owensboro, KY, Naomi was the daughter of the late James Harold Johnson and Lena Mae Brown Johnson. She raised six children at home. Naomi was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and an active resident of Horizon Bay independent living. She had a passion for music and art and especially enjoyed singing...
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Linda Stallings

February 13, 2013

STALLINGS, Linda Lee Sears, 62 of Louisville passed away Wednesday February 13, 2013 at her home with family by her side. Linda was a teacher and guidance counselor at Southern High School, and her life was dedicated to the enrichment of young people. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Linda is preceded in death by her father, LeRoy Sears. She is survived by her...
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Barbara Sue "Susie" Edlin

May 22, 1955 - February 10, 2013

EDLIN, Barbara Sue "Susie", 57, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Baptist Health Palliative Care. She was born May 22, 1955 in Louisville, the daughter of Roy L. Adams and Mary Ann Mayfield Adams and was a RN, having worked at various locations. She was a member of Southeast Christian Church and the Association of Operating Room...
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Dorothy Marie Bower

November 14, 1931 - February 9, 2013

BOWER, Dorothy Marie, 82, of Louisville passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Baptist Hospital East with her family by her side. She was a past member of Newcomers and Compass Club Groups, loved painting, and was most of all a devoted wife, loving mother, grand mother and great grandmother. Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Robert Quinn Bower. She is survived by her loving...
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Vicki Sue Zoeller

April 16, 1940 - February 8, 2013

ZOELLER, Vicki Sue, 72 of Pewee Valley, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, February 8, 2013 with family by her side. She was born April 16, 1940 in New Albany, IN the daughter of the late Herbert L. Winders and Helen R. Robison Winders and was a retired school guard for Jefferson County Police Department for over 18 years, where she also served as President of school guards. ...
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William Blair McClurg

November 24, 1930 - February 6, 2013

McCLURG, William Blair, 82, passed away in Louisville, KY, and went to be with his Lord on February 6th, 2013. For over five years, Bill courageously battled PSP, (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) a progressive form of Parkinson's disease. He is now reunited with the love of his life, Jean Lucille Hunt and loving family members and friends. Bill was born in Homer, NY, to Ruth Cynthia Belden...
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Beverly Jean Cunagin

April 8, 1940 - February 6, 2013

CUNAGIN, BEVERLY, 72, of Louisville, KY, passed away unexpectedly February 6, 2013 while on her annual winter vacation in Destin, FL. She was born on April 8, 1940 and was preceded in death by parents, Pauline Sipes and John Stafford Mattingly; brother, Thomas Mattingly; sister, Florence Fluhr; and brother, John Stafford Mattingly, Jr. Beverly was survived by her husband, Danny Cunagin of...
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Thomas Byrne

June 20, 1930 - February 1, 2013

Thomas Francis Byrne finished his earthly race on February 1, 2013 surrounded by his family, two dear friends and his beloved pets. Born June 20th, 1930 in the Bronx , New York, he lived a full and colorful life. As a young man he worked at Oertel's Brewery where he met and became friends with Gilbert and Cora Hardin. That friendship has lasted 62 years and they are more than friends, they're...
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Michael John McDill

January 31, 2013

McDill, Michael John, 40, of Louisville passed away Thursday January 31st, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. He was a graduate of Ball State University, sales manager for Sunrise Technology Systems Inc., a member of St. Aloysius Parish and Men's Club, the 2011 Employee of the Year for the Kentucky Restaurant Association, a member of the River City Radio Controllers of Kentucky, an...
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U.S. Coast Guard, CAPT (RET) William L. Giles

September 7, 1944 - January 26, 2013

GILES, William L., 68, U.S. Coast Guard, CAPT (Ret.) of Louisville passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2013 with loved ones by his side. He was born September 7, 1944 in Pasadena, CA, the son of the late William James Giles and Dorothy Lillian Finch Giles. William received his Undergraduate degree in Journalism from San Diego State College, and a Masters degree in Public...
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Mark Wimsatt

September 2, 1950 - January 23, 2013

WIMSATT, Mark S., 62 of Finchville passed away Wednesday January 23, 2013 at Baptist Hospital East with his family by his side. Mark was the oldest of five children to Paula and Frank Wimsatt, and called the Louisville area home his entire life. He was a graduate of St. Xavier High School ('68) and the University of Kentucky (Accounting '72). In 1974, he partnered with his father and opened...
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Judy Faulkner Tatman

October 31, 1949 - January 15, 2013

TATMAN, JUDY, 63, Louisville, won her 24-year fight with MS and passed away peacefully on January 15, 2013 at home. Judy was a mother, wife and teacher. Judy was from Bellefonte, PA, graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After college, she taught elementary school in Wilmington, DE, where she met her husband, David. Judy also taught in the Abescon, NJ school district while they...
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John Milligan

March 16, 1965 - January 8, 2013

MILLIGAN, JOHN BRUCE III, 47, joined our Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 16, 1965 to John Bruce Milligan Jr. and Barbara Ann Milligan, Bruce lived his life to the fullest. He enjoyed having lived many places and experiencing many things. He dedicated most of his life to the care and training of horses including Arabians, National Show Horses,...
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Mary Janson

January 2, 2013

JANSON, Mary Elizabeth Mitchell, 86 of Louisville passed away Wednesday January 2nd, 2013 at Oaklawn Health and Wellness Center with her family by her side. She retired as an Executive Assistant for CORHART, a 40 year member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, a 20 year volunteer at Norton Suburban Hospital and a graduate of Shawnee High School class of 1944. Mary was preceded in death...
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Sean Dick

December 31, 2012

DICK, Sean Patrick, 45 of Louisville passed away Monday December 31st, 2012 at his home. He worked for Glass Specialists for over 20 years and was a Kentucky Colonel. Sean was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth K. Dick. He is survived by his daughter, Kaylee Dianne Dick, mother, Dianne McGriff Childress (Bill), brother, Terry Dick (Fran) sister, Carol Where and many loving nieces...
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Gordon Knights

December 28, 2012

KNIGHTS, GORDON L., 83, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2012. He was born November 9, 1929 in Louisville to the late Everett E. Knights and Ella Mae McMahon Knights and was a Retired printer for the Courier Journal and Louisville Times. Gordon was a Navy veteran having served during World War II. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Jo ...
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Mark Fetter

August 25, 1949 - December 28, 2012

FETTER, Mark, 63, of Louisville and Sanibel Island, FL passed away peacefully in the early hours of Friday, December 28, 2012. He was born August 25, 1949 in Louisville to the late Charles D. and Dorothy A. (Richie) Fetter and was the owner of Clark County Auto Auction in Indiana for over 30 years. Mark attended Western Kentucky University and was a member of Northeast Christian Church and...
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