Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

Our Heritage

The heritage of Glenn Family Services represents five generations of family commitment.

Since 1903, our family has been called upon to care for the families of Owensboro and Daviess County and the surrounding area.

We’re proud of our heritage.

But it’s not everything.

What’s truly important is what it means to you today.

It means important things – like commitment and experience, integrity and value.

It’s a measure of the confidence you and our community have placed in us, yesterday and today.

It provides the foundation for constant learning, innovation, improvement.

When you get right down to it, it means honoring tradition and respecting change.

If you’re interested in our history, the story of our leadership in service, visit our website at www.glennfuneralhome.com. Click the “A Detailed History” button under “Our Heritage”.

If you’re not particularly, just know that we’ve been doing this a long time only because our friends and neighbors consider us to be exceptionally good at it.

That’s why we’re privileged to be the area’s preferred provider.

And hometown friends you can rely on.


Our Obituaries

Leona "Lee" Carter Gaddis

September 25, 1929 - July 21, 2016

Leona "Lee" Carter Gaddis joined her Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born on September 25, 1929 in Leitchfield, KY to the late Robert Slayton Carter Sr. and Mattie Kinchel Hack Carter, she was for more than 65 years a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church where she was a dedicated member of her Faithful Worker Sunday school class. She was also...
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Aubry LeVaughn Heflin

September 5, 1924 - July 20, 2016

Aubry LeVaughn Heflin, 91, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Baptist Health Hospice in Madisonville. The oldest child of nine, he was born September 5, 1924, on the Ashby Farm in Ohio County to the late William Bradford and Martha Jane Ashby Heflin. Immediately after high school graduation in the summer of 1942, Aubry enrolled in Army reserve school to...
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John "Podjo" Aull, Jr.

February 22, 1936 - July 19, 2016

John "Podjo" Aull, Jr., 80, of Owensboro passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at his home Tuesday, July 19, 2016. He was born in Daviess County to the late John I. (Sr.) and Lula Mae McBride Aull. After 32 years he retired from Gabe's Restaurant where he served as a chef. Podjo was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church who enjoyed manicuring his lawn and cooking for family get...
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Frances L. Humphrey

November 26, 1930 - July 19, 2016

Frances L. Humphrey, 85, formerly of Central City went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at U of L Hospital after sustaining injuries from an auto accident. Mrs. Humphrey was born November 26, 1930 in Gardiner, Maine to the late Erwin and Laura Bishop Tarr. She retired in 1998 from Maine State Hospital and moved to Owensboro to be with family. She married Kenneth Ray Humphrey...
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Charles Henry McCarty

March 24, 1931 - July 16, 2016

Charles Henry "Buck" McCarty, 85, of Maceo, passed away on July 16, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 24, 1931 in Breckinridge Co., to the late John Henry and Eliza Jane Poole McCarty. Buck was a self-employed logger all his life and loved his work very much. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and loved spending time with his family, especially all his...
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Micky G. Howard

October 16, 1957 - July 16, 2016

Micky G. Howard, 58, of Gastonia, NC, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 in a fatal car wreck. He was born in Daviess County to the late Oswald and Lucille Sipes Howard, and had worked as a control room operator for Duke Energy. Micky was a loyal fan of the Carolina Panthers, and enjoyed NASCAR and cold beer. He was a family man, who enjoyed time spent with his friends but his...
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Robert (Bob) Godthaab

November 24, 1945 - July 16, 2016

Robert "Bob" Godthaab, 71, of Owensboro died July 16, 2016 at Owensboro Regional Health Hospital. He was born in Union, NJ to the late George and Ruth Moore Godthaab. Bob was accepted to Dartmouth College on a one semester deferment and decided to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College, where he majored in English and minored in Speech and Theatre. As a junior, he began directing productions for the...
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Wiliam Allen "Jack" Jackson

June 11, 1936 - July 15, 2016

William Allen "Jack" Jackson, 80, of Owensboro, passed away July 15, 2016 at Signature Healthcare in Hartford, KY. He was born June 11, 1936 in Jasper, IN to the late Samuel and Margaret (Church) Jackson. William received his high school GED and entered into the military at the age of 17. He served as a Tech-Sgt in the United States Air Force in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. While in the...
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Edward "Eddie" Lee Richards

July 31, 1932 - July 15, 2016

Edward (Eddie) Lee Richards went to join his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on July 15, 2016. After a valiant battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Eddie died peacefully in his sleep. Eddie was born to the late Sylvester and Sadie Richards on July 31, 1932. After graduating from Saint Francis Academy, he joined the U. S. Navy in 1952 (Korean Conflict). Upon his Naval discharge Eddie...
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Bonnie Louise Brown

May 2, 1945 - July 14, 2016

Bonnie Louise Smith Brown of Centertown, KY passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016. Bonnie was born May 2, 1945, near Chicago, IL to the late William and Louise Smith. Bonnie was a faithful member of Centertown United Methodist Church. She was a much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and teacher. She served Ohio County for many, many years as a teacher and a United States Postal...
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David Earl Kinsey

November 9, 1942 - July 13, 2016

David Earl Kinsey, 73, passed away July 13, 2016. He was born November 9, 1942 in Evansville, IN to the late Earl and Dorothy Kinsey. After graduating from North High School, Dave became manager of Budlock Refrigeration in Hopkinsville. He also worked part time as a DJ for WHOP Radio Station. After attending broadcasting school of Chicago, he worked full time as a sportscaster and salesman for...
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Richard Anthony Alexander

April 1, 1941 - July 12, 2016

Richard Anthony Alexander, 75, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, July 12 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born April 1, 1941 to the late John and Jane Shellman Alexander. Richard was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church where he attended daily mass and volunteered in many capacities, including upkeep of the property and assisting with bereavement meals. He was...
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Alfred Gardner Kirkland

August 4, 1944 - July 11, 2016

Alfred Gardner Kirkland, 71, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Owensboro, he was a son of the late Alfred C. and Marjoe Gardner Kirkland. Gardner graduated in 1962 from Owensboro High School, where he was on the golf team and basketball team. He attended Mississippi State University on a golf scholarship and graduated from Kentucky...
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Richard William Grinker

August 30, 1936 - July 10, 2016

Richard W. Grinker, 79, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Grinker was born August 30, 1936 in Washington, Missouri to the late John and Nelle Bakula Grinker. After graduating with a degree as an Electrical Engineer, he moved to Owensboro where he worked for GE until retirement. Richard was very independent but served others also. Even in his...
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John Houston Irby III

February 16, 1940 - July 9, 2016

John Houston Irby III, passed away July 9, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born February 16, 1940 to the late John Houston Irby Jr. and Lovena Irby Luther, John joined the Army and served in the Berlin and Cuban Campaign as a Fuel Service and Ammunition Operator. He was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church for over 50 years, was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed hunting, fishing and...
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Maria Taylor

August 21, 1934 - July 9, 2016

Maria Taylor, 81, of Owensboro passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. Mrs. Taylor was born August 21, 1934 in Mainz Kostheim, Germany to the late Adam and Maria Franziska May. Maria lived an extraordinary life. She was a survivor of WWII, bride to an American soldier, a tireless worker and fierce matriarch to several generations who always did more with so much less. Fondly remembered as the giver of ...
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Douglas Kingsley

September 5, 1939 - July 8, 2016

Douglas Foster Kingsley, 76, died Friday, July 8, 2016, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Doug was born September 5, 1939, to the late Douglas Cooper and Esther Foster Kingsley. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Kendall Kingsley. A 1957 graduate of Louisville Southern High School, Doug received his bachelor's degree from...
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Maxine Mayfield

August 21, 1931 - July 7, 2016

Maxine Huff Mayfield, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born August 21, 1931 to the late Chester and Lou Ellen Clark Huff. Maxine was a homemaker of the Pentecostal faith who enjoyed gospel music. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Darlene Mayfield and Janis Feltman; sons, Terry and Larry Mayfield; sisters,...
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Mary Etta Harl

June 12, 1947 - July 7, 2016

Mary Etta Harl, 69, of Owensboro Kentucky went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, July 7, 2016. Although she suffered in life with many health issues and challenges, she had a wonderful sense of humor and remained sunny, optimistic, hopeful and kind to everyone. She was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church for 69 years. She lived out the last two years of her life in the...
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Gerald "Jerry" Jackson

November 14, 1947 - July 5, 2016

Jerry Jackson, 68, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 14, 1947 in Daviess Co. to the late Ivan Edward and Margaret Catherine Welch Jackson. Jerry had retired from Daramic, Inc. and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a Purple Heart recipient and also had received several medals including...
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Estel Dwayne Merritt

May 10, 1954 - July 5, 2016

Estel Dwayne Merritt, 62, of Owensboro¸escaped the clutches of ALS and joined his Lord and savior on July 5, 2016 at his home. Born on May 10, 1954 in Owensboro, KY, to the late Estel Joy and Lelia Ward Daughtery Merritt. Dwayne retired from Titan Contracting and Leasing, where he worked as Superintendent. He enjoyed boating, golfing, NASCAR, was a lifetime NRA member, and an avid UK basketball...
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Randall Lee Hatfield

July 8, 1950 - July 5, 2016

Randall Lee Hatfield, 65, of Owensboro, passed away July 5, 2016 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehab. Born July 8, 1950 to the late Francis and Mildred Young Hatfield, Randall proudly served in the US Army for over 8 years. After serving in the military, he was a farmer, most recently for O'Brien Trucking. Randall cared for and loved his family, enjoyed Classic Country Music and good truck driver...
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David Wayne Roberts

May 23, 1953 - July 3, 2016

David Wayne Roberts, 63, of Owensboro, passed away at home July 3, 2016. Born May 23, 1953 in Daviess Co. to the late Allie Jr. and Mernia Payne Roberts, David enjoyed true country life. He was a 4th generation farm owner and enjoyed gardening. David had a love for hunting, fishing, UK basketball and enjoyed watching and feeding hummingbirds. He also enjoyed his time alone and liked listening...
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Stacy Millay Willis

July 22, 1963 - July 1, 2016

Stacy Millay Willis, 52, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016, at her home. She was born July 22, 1963 in Daviess Co., to the late Joseph and Dorothy Boone Millay. Stacy had worked as a branch manager for Old National Bank before retiring and was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church. She enjoyed U. K. sports, Minnesota Vikings football, flower gardening, spending time with her...
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Maureen Drake

April 26, 1937 - June 29, 2016

Maureen Joan "Momma Duck" Drake, 79, of Owensboro died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in London, England and found her greatest joy in raising her children and cooking incredible family meals. She was an amazing mother not just to her children but to everyone. Maureen was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Drake and her son-in-law,...
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Maxine Richeson Hickey

June 17, 1929 - June 29, 2016

Maxine Richeson Hickey, 87, of Pleasant Ridge passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born in Ohio County on June 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Myrtle Hudson Richeson; was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church where she was a member of the Esther Sunday School Class; and was retired from Thomas Industries. Mrs. Hickey...
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Sarah H. Owen

December 20, 1920 - June 28, 2016

Sarah H. Owen, 95, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 20, 1920 in Nashville, TN to the late Douglas Lester and Genevieve Charles High. Sarah was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, sewing, needlework, and reading. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church. Being married to a United Methodist Minister, they...
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Catherine Louise Saalwaechter

June 17, 1933 - June 26, 2016

Catherine Louise Kincaid Saalwaechter, 83, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born June 17, 1933 to the late Marshall and Lillian Campbell Kincaid. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James C. Saalwaechter on January 28, 2007 and a brother, Adrian Kincaid. Catherine had worked for General Electric in Tell...
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William "Bill" Griffin

April 2, 1940 - June 26, 2016

William "Bill" L. Griffin, 76, of Lewisport passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Griffin was born April 2, 1940 in Haywood County, Tennessee to the late James and Hazel Jernigan Griffin. Bill loved the outdoors, gardening (he was known to some as "the tomato man") but most of all his grandchildren. He was strong as an ox but selfless, sacrificial, outgoing...
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Marion Carter Roach

January 14, 1927 - June 26, 2016

Marion Carter Roach, 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Roach passed calmly from this world while expressing and exemplifying strong faith and trust in his Creator and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. He left his family and his loving church family a legacy of love. Born January 14, 1927, the fifth child and only son of seven...
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Xander Mayes

June 25, 2015 - June 24, 2016

Xander Aaron Mayes, of Owensboro, went home to be with his heavenly Father on June 24, 2016, one day before his first birthday. He was born in Owensboro and brought happiness to the lives of many. He was fun loving and loved to flirt with the ladies! Xander loved his "Johnny Jump Up" swing and craved chocolate doughnuts from Meijer. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Frank and...
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James Ray "Jimmy" Jones

October 3, 1978 - June 24, 2016

James Ray "Jimmy" Jones, 37, of Owensboro passed away June 24, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 3, 1978 in Owensboro to Donald R. and Jane (Bolton) Jones. He worked various jobs through several staffing agencies. Jimmy enjoyed motorcycles, especially Harley-Davidson. Survivors include his wife of nine years, Tammy Jones of Bowling Green; daughters, Baylee Taylor...
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Gordon Whitehouse

February 5, 1925 - June 24, 2016

Gordon Whitehouse, 91, of Philpot, Kentucky, went home to join our Lord, Friday June 24th, 2016. He was born in Narrows, Kentucky on February 5, 1925 to Joel T. Whitehouse and Eva (Gentry) Whitehouse. As the fifth and youngest child, he came into a family of Christian love. In 1946, after his military service during World War II, he returned to Kentucky and met the great love of his life, Mary...
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Terry Wayne Mayfield

September 2, 1960 - June 23, 2016

Terry W Mayfield, 55, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Mayfield was born September 2, 1960 in Daviess County to the late James Mayfield and Maxine Huff Mayfield. Terry graduated from OHS in 1978 and worked at AK Steel for the last 17 years while being active in the local union. He was an avid Cubs fan, charming, funny and selfless who...
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Frances Roby Ballard

March 23, 1929 - June 23, 2016

Frances Roby Ballard, 87, of Knottsville died Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Carmel Home. Mrs. Ballard was born March 23, 1929 in Daviess County to the late Hobert and Bernadette Speaks Roby. She was a devoted mother and housewife who loved cooking, sewing, fishing, playing cards, talking on the phone and going out to eat with family and friends. Mrs. Ballard was preceded in death by her...
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Mary Emma Lovell Alsup

August 10, 1926 - June 20, 2016

Mary Emma Lovell Alsup, 89, of Heartland Villa in Lewisport, earned her angel wings, Monday, June 20, 2016 at Heartland Villa. She was born August 10, 1926 in Drakesboro to the late William and Caroline Blythe Lovell. She was of the Christian faith and had worked in food service at Gabe's Restaurant. She loved the churches she attended, her family, especially her grandchildren, cooking, and...
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Virginia Lois Cooper

June 24, 1937 - June 20, 2016

Virginia Lois Cooper, 78, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at her home. She was born June 24, 1937 in Daviess Co. to the late Robert Bluford and Dona Alice Jenkins Moore. Virginia was a member of Southside Fellowship Church, was retired from Fields Packing Co. after 27 years, and was a Kentucky Colonel. She also had worked at the former Gabes Tower for 10 years and at Swan...
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Judith Ann Coleman

December 8, 1947 - June 20, 2016

Judith Ann Coleman, 68, of Owensboro, passed away June 20, 2016 at home. Born December 8, 1947 to the late Otis Coomes and Clara Melton, Judith was outgoing, spontaneous, funny, and enjoyed puzzles and sewing. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Judith is preceded in death by her sister, Patty Coomes, and grandson Darrick Quick. She is survived...
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Helen Louise Harnist

December 22, 1932 - June 19, 2016

Helen Harnist, 83, of Monticello, Florida died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Harnist was born December 22, 1932 in Waterbury, CT to the late Leslie and Vida Williams Harnist. She was a retired nurse. Mrs. Harnist was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Harnist in 2001. Survivors include her son, Steve Box and wife of Lauren of Monticello, Florida...
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Loyce "Becky" "Granny" Whitmer

November 17, 1944 - June 18, 2016

Loyce "Becky "Granny" Ralph Whitmer, 71, of Owensboro went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Owensboro Center. Born in Evansville on November 17, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Freeman and Vada Miller Ralph; was a cook at several restaurants before retiring in 1998; and was of the holiness faith. Surviving are a daughter; two grandchildren; four great...
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Elizabeth B. Cox

August 14, 1954 - June 17, 2016

Elizabeth B. "Beth" Cox, 61, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at her home. She was born in Paris, Kentucky to the late William H. Cox and Alice Orttenburger Alfont. Beth most recently worked at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She previously spent many happy years bartending at Off 2nd. She was a passionate U.K. Fan, enjoyed trips to Hawaii and loved to play bingo. She...
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Harry Edgar Tuttle

May 28, 1934 - June 17, 2016

Harry Edgar Tuttle, 82, of Owensboro, died June 17, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Harry was born May 28, 1934 in New Albany, Indiana to the late Harry Albert and Helen Martin Tuttle. He graduated from New Albany High School, was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and Retired from the United States Postal Service. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Jane...
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Shirley Merriam

January 3, 1928 - June 17, 2016

Shirley Merriam, 88, of Owensboro passed away Friday, June 17th in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky following a brief illness. Born in Worcester, MA, the daughter of the late George H. and Signe Carlson Braman, Jr., she was a graduate of Southbridge High School, received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master's degree in Education...
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Arthur Newton, Jr.

September 10, 1934 - June 16, 2016

Arthur Newton Jr., 81, passed away June 16, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born September 10, 1934 to the late Arthur Newton Sr. and Meta Miller Newton, Arthur was a man of many talents. He served in the National Guard and later became a Surgical Technician at Daviess County Hospital and after 38 years, he retired. Arthur was an avid gun enthusiast, reloader, hunter, and was in the...
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Horrell C. Trogdlen

March 12, 1918 - June 16, 2016

Horrell C. Trogdlen, 98, of Utica, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born in Utica, Kentucky to the late Bud and Bertha Trogdlen. Mr. Trogdlen retired from Velvet Milk Company (formerly Owensboro Ice Cream and Dairy) where he was known as "Trog" for many years. He was a charter member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church. Horrell also enjoyed farming,...
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Destiny Diane "Dee Dee" Morris

February 27, 1986 - June 16, 2016

Destiny Diane "Dee Dee" Morris, 30, of Owensboro, went to be with her heavenly father and her mother on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Owensboro Center. She was born February 27, 1986 in Daviess Co. She was a member of Garden Green Baptist Church and enjoyed singing, the outdoors, and was an animal lover. She had attended Apollo High School and was always a very kind and gentle person. She...
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Joseph C. Thornton

January 29, 1980 - June 15, 2016

Joseph C. Thornton, 36, of Owensboro, passed away June 15, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Owensboro, January 29, 1980 to Donald and Gwynn Thornton, Joseph was graduate of Daviess County High School where he loved playing basketball through his Junior year. He loved UK basketball, NASCAR and pets. Joseph was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Florence...
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Shawn Marie Johnson

October 9, 1970 - June 14, 2016

Shawn Marie Johnson, 45, of Owensboro passed away June 14th, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born October 9, 1970 in Owensboro, to George Allen Hicks Jr. and Carol Roberts, Shawn attended Owensboro Sr. High School, earned her GED as valedictorian, played the trumpet with the band, was a cheerleader, and straight A student. Most recently, Shawn was a manager at Rent-A-Center in...
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Mildred English

June 12, 2016

Mildred C. English, 94, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Christian Care in Bowling Green, KY. She was born December 27, 1921 in Muhlenberg County to the late Noel and Evelyn Conway. Mildred was a member of Wing Ave. Baptist Church and had worked at Daviess County Hospital. She enjoyed traveling with her husband of 46 years, the late Billy F. English and...
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Lyla Lorraine Craig

June 10, 2016 - June 10, 2016

Lyla Lorraine Craig was cared for and loved by her parents, Phillip and Jessica Craig, for 33 weeks in her mother's womb. Precious baby Lyla went to heaven on Friday, June 10 at Deaconess Women's Hospital in Newburgh. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Fitzpatrick and team. She also is survived by her brother, Bentley Garcia and sisters, Chloe Craig and Rosalynn...
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Marvin E. Settles

November 2, 1932 - June 9, 2016

Marvin E. Settles, 83, of Owensboro died Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his home under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Mr. Settles was born at home in Daviess County to the late Charles Joseph and Irene White Settles. He was of the Catholic faith and attended Blessed Mother Church. Marvin was a quiet man who kept to himself and spent his whole life farming and infrequently traveled outside of...
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Shirley A. Clark

April 29, 1944 - June 8, 2016

Shirley A. Clark, 72, passed away June 8, 2016 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born April 29, 1944 in Daviess County to the late James S. and Mary A. Harley, Shirley was a Machine Operator at Swedish Match and retired after 21 years. She enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and gardening. Shirley loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a lifelong...
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Janis Marie Greene

April 21, 1935 - June 6, 2016

Janis Marie Greene, 81, of Owensboro, KY, (formerly of Jeffersonville, IN) passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Janis was born in Owensboro and completed her undergraduate degree at Kentucky Wesleyan College. She earned a Master's Degree at the University of Michigan. She was privileged to do some of her graduate work and subsequently teach in...
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Colleen Bouser

December 31, 1957 - June 5, 2016

Colleen Bouser, 58, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 31, 1957 in Jefferson Co., Ky to the late Richard Earl and Lorene Sharpe Humphress. Colleen was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. She enjoyed music, playing board games, collecting model lighthouses,...
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AnnaLee Theresa Clark

July 5, 1936 - June 3, 2016

AnnaLee Theresa Clark, 79, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born July 5, 1936 in Waterflow, New Mexico to the late Goebel and Myra Payne Thompson. AnnaLee had worked at the Executive Inn and was a homemaker. She was a member of Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, and the Ladies Auxillary...
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Zachary "Zach" Roberts

September 3, 1997 - June 1, 2016

Zachary "Zach' David Roberts, 18, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Zachary loved the Lord and was an active member of Third Baptist Church. He was also a member of the 2016 Owensboro High School graduating class where he was a member of the JROTC. Zachary had an amazing work ethic, since the age of 7 he had been mowing lawns and was currently working at Kroger's...
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Coy Edwin Ball

June 16, 1928 - May 31, 2016

Dr. Coy Edwin Ball, 87, passed away May 31, 2016. Beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, physician, friend, and partner, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We all are thankful for his well lived life. The world is a better place for his having lived in it. Coy, (aka Eddie) was born June 16, 1928, at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital, to Carson and Lillian Wright...
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Nikki Montgomery

July 7, 1947 - May 31, 2016

Nikki Montgomery, 68, of Owensboro, passed away May 31, 2016 at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Born July 7, 1947 in Silver City, N.M. to the late Raymond and Elizabeth Johnson, Nikki graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Northern Arizona State University and later, attended Jacksonville Theological Seminary where she earned a Master's Degree in Christian...
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Martin Louis Mattingly

September 30, 1928 - May 30, 2016

Martin Louis Mattingly, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Carmel Home. He was born September 30, 1928 in Daviess Co. to the late William and Lillian Ballard Mattingly. Louis was a lifelong farmer and, in his early years, he grew up in the St. Alphonsus Parish, but was currently a member of Immaculate Catholic Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife,...
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Rosemary Jean Magan

April 15, 1928 - May 30, 2016

Rosemary Jean Magan, 88, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 15, 1928 in Daviess Co. to the late John and Raphael Brumley. Rosemary was a homemaker and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. She was a very caring and loving person, the best wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and mother-in-law a person...
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Joyce R. Kirby

June 15, 1943 - May 28, 2016

Joyce Poynter Kirby, 72 of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2016 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Kirby was born June 15, 1943, and was the only child of E.W. "Jake" and Ethel Stone Poynter. She was a 1961 graduate of Owensboro High School. In 1965, Joyce graduated from Western State College (Western Kentucky University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Maxie L. Barnes

October 9, 1921 - May 27, 2016

Maxie L. Barnes, Sr., 94, of Owensboro departed this life Friday May 27, 2016 at Signature Hillcrest Nursing Home. Mr. Barnes was born in Utica on October 9, 1921 to the late Clovis and Eva Morton Barnes. He was an Army veteran who served during WW II in the Asian-Pacific Theater. He was also a member of Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. Mr. Barnes retired from...
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Thomas D. Shown

September 7, 1953 - May 26, 2016

Thomas D. Shown, 62, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Greenville, KY to Walter and Maryetta Stinnett Shown. Thomas most recently worked for Don Buchanan Trucking, which contracts with the postal service to transport mail. He was previously employed by Eastern Electric (formerly Westinghouse Electric). He was...
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Carl Brothers

March 5, 1957 - May 25, 2016

Missionary Carl Brothers, age 59, went to be with his heavenly Father on May 25, 2016 under the care of Hospice. He was born in Madisonville, KY, on March 5, 1957 to the late Archie Carl and Jennie V. Thompson Brothers. Missionary Carl began his work for the Lord as a youth pastor; he went on to serve as manager of a Christian radio station, Christian school administrator and teacher, missionary...
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Nellie J. Day Eans

September 19, 1923 - May 24, 2016

Nellie Day Eans, 92, of Brentwood, TN, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Nellie was born September 19, 1923 in Owensboro to the late Isaac Ernest Day and Mary Whittinghill Day. Following graduation from Owensboro High School, Nellie worked at the Kenmore Light Company, General Electric Company, Anderson's Department Store,...
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Emma Bell Ranson

December 6, 1919 - May 24, 2016

Emma Bell Ranson, 96, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her home. Born in Owensboro, a daughter of the late Jessie M. and Julie Ann Hale Cauley, Emma Bell was a member of St. John United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women and for many years oversaw the church nursery. She was a devoted student of the Bible. She had served as a caregiver and...
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William H. Hinton, Sr.

April 3, 1936 - May 24, 2016

William H. Hinton, Sr., 80, of Owensboro died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Mr. Hinton was born April 3, 1936 in Mattingly, KY to the late Vessie William Hinton and Lorena Keenan Hinton. Mr. Hinton was a Navy veteran of the Korean War serving for four active years and seven years in the reserves and then retired from Whirlpool in Evansville. He...
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Helen Ryan Hazelrigg

August 31, 1930 - May 23, 2016

Helen Ryan Hazelrigg, 85, of Ft.Thomas, formerly of Owensboro, died May 23, 2016 at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. Mrs. Hazelrigg was born August 31, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late James and Mary Alice Ryan. She led a servant's life devoted to the care of her daughter, Kim. Mrs. Hazelrigg was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ney S. "Buddy" Hazelrigg in 2011...
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Homer L. Barton

July 23, 1929 - May 23, 2016

Homer L. Barton, Jr. passed away at home on Monday, May 23, 2016 after a long illness. He is survived by his three children, Jean Raphael (David) Cantu of Clearwater, Florida, Gregory Lambert Barton, of Chicago, Illinois, and Frederick McFerran (Jody) Barton, of Cornelius, North Carolina, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by a brother, Frederick B...
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Joseph Lee Campbell, Sr.

October 14, 1952 - May 21, 2016

Joseph Lee Campbell, Sr., 63, of Owensboro, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Owensboro to the late Benjamin F. Campbell, Sr. and Ida Bohler Campbell. Joseph loved to fish, and enjoyed NASCAR and UK Basketball. He was a construction worker and was always ready to lend a helping hand to friends or family members. He was also preceded in death by his brothers,...
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H. Carrol Hanberry

December 14, 1928 - May 21, 2016

H. Carrol (Hobie) Hanberry, age 87, passed away early Saturday morning May 21, 2016 at his home. He was born in Bowling Green, KY, on December 14, 1928, son of Hobart and Garnett Young Hanberry. The family moved to Princeton, Kentucky in his early years but soon moved to Owensboro from which he never planned to move. He truly loved Owensboro and its people. Education played a big role in...
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Kelly W. Wheeler

December 18, 1964 - May 19, 2016

Kelly W. Wheeler, 51, of Owensboro, passed away May 19, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born December 18, 1964 in Washington, IN to the late Charles Wheeler and Jane Ann Petri, Kelly was a 1983 graduate of Daviess County High School. Kelly served in the Army from 1985-1991 and fought in Desert Storm and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He was most recently an Industrial...
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Frank C. Berry

January 13, 1926 - May 19, 2016

Frank C. Berry, 90, of Mosleyville, passed away May 19, 2016. Born January 13, 1926 to the late Robert and Ollie Berry, Frank was a farmer and worked hard throughout his life. He was one who could fix anything and enjoyed the simple things in life. Frank had the biggest heart and cared for everyone. Frank is survived by a brother, Walter Berry; sister, Roberta Berry; daughter; Fran Hicks;...
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Betty Roberts Yager

May 19, 2016

Betty Roberts Yager, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Owensboro, the daughter of the late Allen and Kathlyn Osborne Roberts, she was a graduate of Owensboro High School and the then Western Kentucky Teachers College where she was Military Queen. She taught briefly in the state of Ohio until her husband visited her there, brought...
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William S. Roberts

May 3, 1924 - May 19, 2016

Rev. William S. Roberts, 92, of Lewisport, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. He was born May 3, 1924 in Lewisport to the late Forrest and Bernice Bryant Roberts. Rev. Roberts was a retired minister and pastor with the Southern Baptist Churches and was a member of First Baptist Church in Owensboro. He had pastored many churches in his...
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John Edward Thompson

October 6, 1921 - May 18, 2016

John E. Thompson, 94, of Arlington, TX left this life to meet his Lord, Savior, and Creator on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. John was the youngest of eight children, born to Annie and Henry Edward Thompson of Owensboro. John married Florence Wilhelm on June 25, 1952 in Hereford, TX and celebrated 59 years of marriage until her death in 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson...
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Jeanne S. O'Bryan

June 4, 1931 - May 18, 2016

Jeanne S. O'Bryan, 84, of Owensboro, passed away May 18, 2016, at the Carmel Home. Born June 4, 1931, to the late Joseph Vernie Sr. and Wilma Sapp in Daviess Co., Jeanne was a devoted wife and loving mother. For 10 years, she was office manager at Valley Firestone. She was a Realtor for 25 years with Castlen Realtors. Jeanne enjoyed singing in the choir at various churches she attended...
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Harvey H. Hurst

April 14, 1929 - May 18, 2016

Harvey H. Hurst, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born April 14, 1929 in Daviess Co. to the late Harvey B. and Mary Irene Bryant Hurst. He was retired as an insurance agent with National Life Insurance Co. Harvey enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family, and watching Nascar racing. He also loved...
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Wm. Gerald "Jerry" Hayden, Jr.

April 15, 1954 - May 18, 2016

Wm. Gerald "Jerry" Hayden, Jr., 62, of Calhoun passed away May 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family while under the care of Hospice Baptist Health. He was born April 15, 1954, in Daviess County to the late Wm. Gerald Hayden, Sr. and Mary Rose Clark Hayden. Jerry was a 1972 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and of DeVry University in Columbus, OH. He started his work...
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Ambrose E. Dargan Settles

December 4, 1934 - May 17, 2016

Ambrose E. Dargan Settles, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Monday May 17, 2016. Born December 4, 1934 to the late Charles Joseph and Irene Settles, Ambrose was of the Catholic faith. Ambrose worked the majority of his years with Har-Ken Oil Company as Production superintendent, and continued his love for farming until he was no longer able. Ambrose is preceded in death by his first wife,...
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Edna June Duncan

September 9, 1932 - May 16, 2016

Edna June Duncan, 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 9, 1932 in Daviess Co. to the late F. W. and Ova Clements Wilcox. Edna was retired as a homemaker for Social Services with the State of Kentucky. She was a member of Garden Green Baptist Church and enjoyed playing bingo and bunco and spending time with her...
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Margaret "Peggy" R. Morris

May 7, 1930 - May 14, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Ridlehoover Morris, 86, of Owensboro, passed away May 14, 2016 under the Care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Peggy was born in Cadiz, Kentucky on May 7, 1930 to the late Samuel Franklin Ridlehoover and Anne Dunnington Beauchamp Ridlehoover Swem. She was a graduate of Atherton High School in Louisville where she was voted Most Athletic Senior. She attended the University of...
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Myrtle Bell Mercer

March 24, 1928 - May 14, 2016

Myrtle Bell Mercer, 88, daughter of the late Nealie and Lilly Travis, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born March 24, 1928 in Muhlenburg County. Myrtle eventually came to reside in Owensboro with her now deceased husband of 55 years, Luther Mercer, Jr. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Velma Travis and Lorine Phillips, and her son-in-law, Norman Frey. Myrtle led a...
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Louise "Josie" Williams Knott

September 29, 1928 - May 14, 2016

Louise "Josie" Williams Knott, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday May 14, 2016 at her home. She was born in Daviess County near Friendship to the late Lonnie and Pearl Hazelrigg Williams. Louise served as a receptionist at Modern Welding for many years and was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, and landscaping her yard. She was an excellent...
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Irene Spoelstra

September 14, 1937 - May 14, 2016

Irene Spoelstra, 78, of Utica passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born September 14, 1937 in New York state and worked in the theater industry before retiring from Northshore Mortgage. Mrs. Spoelstra was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Spoelstra, Sr. in 2008. Survivors include her step-son, Neal Spoelstra, Jr. (Marilyn) of Utica; granddaughter, Jamie Holt of Cincinnati,...
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Joseph Thomas Elliott

October 18, 1939 - May 14, 2016

Joseph Thomas Elliott, 76 of Philpot passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 18, 1939 in Mount Zion, KY to the late Chester and Ann Lanham Elliott. Mr. Elliott loved his family, his church, and farming. He was known as being reliable, a leader with a plan, a doer and hard worker who was very community oriented and served on the SE Daviess...
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Aaron Kipling Shears

December 6, 1993 - May 13, 2016

Aaron Kipling Shears, 22, of Evansville, IN, died Friday, May 13, 2016, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born in Jacksonville, FL, and graduated from Daviess County High School where he was a track star. Aaron loved music and was an aspiring rapper, he had an outgoing personality, and loved spending time outdoors. However, his greatest love and joy was being a father to his son Drake. Aaron left...
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Donald "Don" Bishop, Sr.

September 13, 1930 - May 13, 2016

Donald E. "Don" Bishop, 85, of Owensboro passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Daviess County to the late Durwood and Woodie Mae Bishop. Don was a U.S. Marine Corp Sergeant who was disabled during the Korean War. He was of the protestant faith. Mr. Bishop enjoyed working on his home and loved spending time with his family, especially his...
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Jeanette Wilsbacher Barnett

August 5, 1925 - May 13, 2016

Jeanette Wilsbacher Barnett, 90, of Owensboro passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Carmel Home. She was born August 5, 1925 in Warrick County, Indiana to the late Joseph and Matilda Wilsbacher. Mrs. Barnett was a devoted Catholic who was a member of the Immaculate Parrish, the Alter Society, and Legion of Mary Auxiliary. She spent the last 18 years being active in the life of the Carmel Home....
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Carol S. Drury

September 10, 1942 - May 11, 2016

Carol S. Drury, 73, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born in Owensboro to the late J. Millard and Louise Froelich Haynes. After raising her family in Louisville she returned to Owensboro to be closer to brothers and sisters. Ms. Drury was a loving and dedicated homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and praying for her...
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Cory Christian Galloway

September 17, 1998 - May 9, 2016

Cory Christian Galloway, 17, of Owensboro passed away May 9, 2016 at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. He was born September 17, 1998 in Owensboro to Bruce and Becky Galloway. Cory was a very intelligent student who had just graduated from Triplett High School. He mowed yards on his own and also worked for Weedman while being known to save his money instead of spend it. Cory loved...
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Joseph M. Cecil

May 8, 2016

Joseph Martin Cecil, 74, of Owensboro passed peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016. As a devout Roman Catholic, he was a strong supporter of Right to Life and Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital and served as a jail minister in Owensboro for several years. Martin was a faithful husband of 52 years, devoted father/grandfather, and staunch defender of his Roman Catholic faith. Hard work on...
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Robert G. Berrong

February 16, 1963 - May 7, 2016

Robert G. Berrong, 53, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 16, 1963 in Henderson Co. Robert had worked at the Rayloc and was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed grilling, raising a garden, working in the yard, and hunting. Robert loved his dogs, Sandy, Wilbur, and Spooky, also loved helping people. He was preceded in...
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Francis Guerdon "F.G." Riney

December 11, 1917 - May 7, 2016

Francis Guerdon "F.G." Riney, Jr., 98, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Carmel Home. He was born December 11, 1917 in West Louisville and was a lifelong farmer in that area. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Mr. Riney was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Winnie Cecil Riney; his parents, Francis Guerdon Riney and Mabel Kelly Riney; a brother, Hugh...
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Tabitha Shouse Brey

May 12, 1974 - May 5, 2016

Tabitha Shouse Brey, 41, of Lebanon, TN, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, May 5, 2016, at her home. She was a 1992 graduate of Apollo High School, and was previously employed by Southwest Airlines. Tabitha had a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She had a free spirit and loved all animals and cared deeply for their welfare, taking in strays and adopting many dogs throughout her life. ...
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Vida May Arbuckle

April 9, 1938 - May 5, 2016

Vida May Arbuckle, 78, of Owensboro, passed away May 5, 2016 while in the care of Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. Born April 9, 1938 in Jackson County, IL to the late Clarence D. and Golda Hebener Smith, Vida cherished her church family at Calhoun Christian Church. She loved to sing classic gospel songs and hymns, enjoyed camping and had a special fascination for owls. Vida was...
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Norine Bowen Bartley Westerfield

January 2, 1931 - May 5, 2016

Norine Bowen Bartley Westerfield, 85, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at her home. She was born January 2, 1931 in Daviess Co. to the late Rex and Dovie Smith Bowen. Norine had worked as a ward clerk at Owensboro-Daviess Co. Hospital and had been attending Eaton Memorial Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at the Riverpark Center since it opened and had received awards for...
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William "Bill" Gullett

December 6, 1930 - May 4, 2016

William T. "Bill" Gullett, 85, of Owensboro, passed away May 4, 2016 at Hermitage Care and Rehab. Born in Johnson County, December 6, 1930, to the late William S. and Hazel Gullett, Bill served his country in the Maries during the Korean War. After nearly five years in the military Bill was honorably discharged and began his career as a Switch Foreman for CSX and after 39 years, he retired. ...
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Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Brown

April 11, 1923 - May 4, 2016

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Brown, 93, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Owensboro Center. She was born April 11, 1923 in Daviess Co. to the late Forrest A. and Ida Mae O'Brien Roby. Liz was a homemaker and member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family, loved all animals, especially her cats, and...
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W.M. Buzz Norris, Jr.

May 8, 1933 - May 2, 2016

W.M. (Buzz) Norris, Jr., 82, of Utica, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Stanley to the late Wilbur McDonald Norris, Sr. and Stella Louise Boulware Norris. Buzz served his country in the United States Army and then received his B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan College, M.A. from Western Kentucky University and was a political Science teacher for 30 years teaching at Daviess...
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