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

Daniel Joseph Clark

March 7, 1954 - May 23, 2017

Daniel Joseph Clark, 63, of Owensboro died Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Danny was born on March 7, 1954, to Martha and James H. Clark Jr. and was the second of three sons. He was a lifelong Owensboro resident, graduating from Owensboro High School and attending Brescia College. Danny lived life to its fullest and never failed to overcome any...
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Doris Bailey Trantham

July 18, 1935 - May 22, 2017

Doris Bailey Trantham, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at her home. She was born in Gainsboro, Tennessee to the late George Cecil and Dorothy Ruth Loftis Bailey. Doris was a longtime member of St. John United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated volunteer at the hospital for 19 years and employed for several years at Kuntry Krafts. When the children were young she also...
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Douglas Ray Beckhart

July 22, 1938 - May 22, 2017

Douglas Ray "Skeeter" Beckhart, 78, of Utica, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born July 22, 1938 in Daviess Co. to the late Everett and Marie Cooper Beckhart. Douglas was retired as a boiler technician from Weyerhauser (Domtar) and was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Navy veteran during the Viet Nam Era and retired from...
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Dennis "Paul" Gauselman

January 20, 1950 - May 21, 2017

Dennis "Paul" Gauselman, 67, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Gauselman was born January 20, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Randolph Ward and Margaret Louise Lancaster. Paul graduated from OHS in 1968 and immediately began working construction and framing houses. He was a self-made man who later started his own company, A+...
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Wayne English

September 16, 1953 - May 18, 2017

Wayne English, 63, of Owensboro died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Aniston, Alabama to the late Billy Fred and Glenda Dobbins English, worked at General Electric for 29 years, and enjoyed working with CB Radios. Wayne also enjoyed RC Cars, drones, attending car shows, watching UK basketball and NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon, but his greatest joy...
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Charles R. "Chuck" Adams

October 26, 1940 - May 17, 2017

Charles R. "Chuck" Adams, 76, of Owensboro, passed away May 17, 2017 at home. Chuck was born October 26, 1940 in Evansville, IN to the late Evert and Virginia Adams. He graduated in 1958 from Bosse High School in Evansville and later attended Brescia University where he graduated in 1976. Chuck worked at NSA and then retired from Century Aluminum in 2003. He was a coach for his son's baseball...
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John Kenneth Whitehouse

September 26, 1957 - May 17, 2017

Johnny, age 59, left this Earth with his loving family at his bedside Wednesday after a brief hospitalization. He was called home to Jesus in the midst of doing God's work at church 3 days prior to his death, never regaining consciousness. The family wishes to thank his extended family, church members, and countless friends for their love, prayer and support during this dark time of tremendous...
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Paul Ray Pate

February 19, 1936 - May 16, 2017

Paul Ray Pate, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 19, 1936 in Hancock Co. to the late Eli and Cleo Mickel Pate. Paul was a union painter with the Painter's Union Local #156. He was a member of Third Baptist Church, but had been attending Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Paul loved U.K. basketball, any kind of...
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Anthony Lee "Tony" Mehlbauer

April 9, 1972 - May 16, 2017

Anthony Lee "Tony" Mehlbauer II, 45, of Owensboro, passed away May 16, 2017 at his home. He was born April 9, 1972 in Daviess County to his parents Anthony and Sandra Clark Mehlbauer. Tony was of the Catholic faith. He was a very hard worker and was employed at UPS as a delivery driver for 19 years. Tony also was an expert landscaper. He was an avid U of L fan, cornhole player, played golf,...
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Bivian Maxine Kase

July 9, 1939 - May 16, 2017

Bivian Maxine Kase, 77, of Maceo, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born July 9, 1939 in Daviess County to the late Estile Boone and Gurthie Robison O'Bryan. Maxine was a dedicated homemaker who retired from Daviess County Hospital (now OHRH) and was of the Baptist faith. She was a country music fan, especially of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn....
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George Elwood Birkhiemer III

November 21, 1938 - May 14, 2017

George Elwood Birkhiemer III, 78, of Owensboro, passed away May 14, 2017 at home. He was born November 21, 1938 in Tyler Co., West Virginia to the late George Elwood Birkhiemer II and Marjorie Birkhiemer Gray. George was a retired general supervisor for National Southwire Aluminum, where he spent 31 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and woodworking. George is survived by his wife of 58...
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Coy C. Shown

July 30, 1917 - May 14, 2017

Coy C. Shown, 99, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born July 30, 1917 in Ohio Co. to the late Ben Allen, Sr. and Sudie Belle Shown. Dad (Coy) described himself as an "ordinary man", but as his daughter, "I beg to differ". He and his wife owned Shown's Sundries Store on Frederica Street and he retired as a Lt. Col....
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Carla "Kaye" Jones Howard

March 17, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Mrs. Howard, previously known as Kaye Jones, 78, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Terre Haute, on March 17, 1939 to her late mother Evelyn Miller Baker and her late stepfather Clyde Baker. Kaye was a businesswoman for several years in the Healthcare industry as a nursing home administrator. She had a keen mind and was an avid...
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William B. "Bill" West

October 9, 1929 - May 12, 2017

William B. "Bill" West, 87, of Niagara, KY, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Western State Nursing Facility. Mr. West was born October 9, 1929 in Henderson County to the late Charles Byrd West Sr. and Bertha Mershon West. Bill graduated from Henderson County High School and attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a degree in Mathematics. He was a decorated...
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Dorothy Jean Fulkerson Foster

June 6, 1930 - May 12, 2017

Dorothy Jean Fulkerson Foster, 86, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born June 6, 1930 in Daviess County, Kentucky to the late J.S. and Mayme Alice Dunn Fulkerson. Dorothy retired from General Electric after thirty-six years of service. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church who enjoyed her cats, scrapbooking, antiquing and...
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Milton L. Greenwell

September 9, 1931 - May 11, 2017

Milton L. Greenwell, 85, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at his home. Mr. Greewell was born September 9, 1931 in Daviess County to the late Milton and Emma Conway Greenwell. Milton was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as an Electronics Technician for General Electric and then MPD from which he retired. Mr. Greenwell was kind and had a sense of humor but also had a...
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Sue Warren Edwards

April 23, 1931 - May 10, 2017

Sue Warren Edwards, 86, of Montgomery, AL, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at her home. She was born April 23, 1931 in Paducah to the late Virgil and Juanita Brandon Harrison. Sue was retired from Western Kentucky Gas Co. as a secretary and was a member of the Owensboro Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Warren in 1987 and...
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Bobby Joe Rickard

July 17, 1932 - May 10, 2017

Bobby Joe Rickard, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 17th, 1932 in Sacramento, KY to the late Webb and Eva Lee Rickard. During the Korean War he served for over 3 years in the United States Air Force. After obtaining his teaching degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College 1957, he started his teaching career. From 1959 to 1965 Bob...
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Horace Eugene Mayfield

August 18, 1948 - May 9, 2017

Horace Eugene Mayfield, 68, of Owensboro, went into the arms of God on May 9, 2017 while at home and in the loving embrace of his devoted wife of 49 years, Pamelia Mayfield and eldest son, Bill Mayfield. He battled cancer in the most dignified manner possible for nine months. Born August 18, 1948 to the late William "Billy" and Audie Maye Mayfield, Horace was a U.S. Navy Veteran and had retired...
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Geneva Price Critchfield

March 13, 1940 - May 9, 2017

Geneva Price Critchfield, 77, of Princeton, Kentucky, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Harrison County, Kentucky to the late Floyd and Dorothy Harper Price. Prior to a long illness, Geneva was a longtime and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a loving and dedicated professional homemaker who...
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Kendal Lee Survant

March 16, 1951 - May 7, 2017

Kendal Lee Survant, 66, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 16, 1951 in Evansville, IN to the late William Earl and Lillian Clements Survant. Kendal was retired from the Hon Co. and a member of Third Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer S. Johnson and husband Dave of Sanford, Florida, two grandchildren,...
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Eugene E. Sheaffer

November 18, 1919 - May 7, 2017

Eugene E. Sheaffer, 97, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Sheaffer was born November 18, 1919 in Junction City, Kansas to the late George and Carrie Clark Sheaffer. Gene was a Army veteran of WWII who fought at the Angio Beachhead, Italy. He was a devoted Christian and member of Dawson Baptist and Walnut Memorial Baptist Churches where he...
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Lela Mae McKinley

August 22, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Lela Mae McKinley, 92, of Owensboro, passed away May 7, 2017 at Wellington Parc. Lela was born in Ohio County on August 22, 1924 to the late Charlie McKinley and Ina Patton McKinley. Lela was a member of Bells Run Baptist Church for many years. She retired from Glenmore Distillery after working there for 42 years. Lela is preceded in death by a sister, Ava Hudson; brothers, Carl Patton...
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Sister Mary Lois Speaks

August 18, 1944 - May 6, 2017

Sister Mary Lois Speaks, 72, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, in her 54th year as an Ursuline Sister. She was a native of Henderson. Sister Mary Lois greeted everyone with a wide smile and was always available with a listening heart. She loved nature and teaching, fought for social justice issues and helped organize the Ursuline Associates as their second...
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Wallace Howard

August 9, 1933 - May 5, 2017

Wallace Howard, 83, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Whitesville on August 9, 1933, he was the son of the late Patrick and Xaveria Coomes Howard. He attended Brescia University, was an Air Force veteran and retired from Southwire-Ky. Division in Hawesville. Wallace enjoyed gardening and oil painting. He performed many acts of charity during his...
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Stephen Joseph Kuhna

March 15, 1944 - May 4, 2017

Stephen J. Kuhna, 73, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 15, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Stephen Joseph and Susan T. Hustak Kuhna. Stephen had retired as the owner and operator of Spectrum Transportation and was a U. S. Army veteran during the Viet Nam War Era. He enjoyed hunting and fishing,...
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Linda Bryant Blandford

June 25, 1949 - May 4, 2017

Linda Bryant Blandford, 67, of Utica, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Wellington Parc surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 25, 1949 in Daviess Co. to the late Charles J. and Mary Rosalee Payne Bryant. Linda was retired from Fields Packing Co. and a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. She had a great love for animals, especially her horses and dogs, enjoyed cooking...
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Beatrice H. Moody

August 2, 1929 - May 3, 2017

Beatrice H. Moody, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, May 3,2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 2, 1929 in Daviess Co. to the late William and Minnie Sue Barber Havener. Beatrice had worked as a nurse's assistant and a beautician and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed crocheting and...
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Carlos Lee Kassinger

March 20, 1952 - May 3, 2017

Carlos Lee Kassinger, 65, went peacefully to Heaven with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on March 20, 1952 to the late Frank and Mary Frances Kassinger. Carlos was a licensed plumber for 40 years and retired from Ernie Davis and Sons Mechanical Inc. He took pride in the dedication and value of work. Carlos enjoyed working outdoors and...
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Nancy Carol Henry

September 12, 1948 - May 3, 2017

Nancy Carol Henry, 68, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, May 3 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro to the late Bill and Nannie Maglinger Henry. She retired from Wesleyan Park Plaza K-Mart after 31 years of dedicated service. Nancy was strong in her faith. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and former longtime member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist...
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Robbie Nell Jones

September 29, 1932 - May 2, 2017

Robbie Nell Jones, 84, of Owensboro, passed away May 2, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 29, 1932 in Muhlenburg County to the late Roy Brothers and Flossie Groves Miller. Robbie was a member of First General Baptist Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping and more recently, bingo. Robbie was a great cook, enjoyed gospel music and...
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Leland C. Jones

January 13, 1946 - May 2, 2017

Leland C. Jones, 71, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his home to go and join his wife Brenda Louise Jones. Born January 13, 1946, in Owensboro, Leland was the son of the late Cecil Walker Jones and Ann Barnard Alvey. He graduated from Owensboro High School and then Kentucky Wesleyan College. Leland worked with his two brothers, John W. Jones (Sylvia) and James E. Jones (Sandy)...
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Dean L. Sailer

July 25, 1953 - April 30, 2017

Dean L. Sailer, 63, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home in Henderson under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice. Born in Reading, Pa. to the late Irvin and Donna Sailer. Dean attended Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fl. before enlisting early in the United States Navy at the age of 17. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Henderson and retired from the Social Security...
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Barbara J. Conder

August 17, 1938 - April 29, 2017

Barbara Jean Conder, 78, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her home. Ms. Conder was born August 17, 1938 in Muhlenburg County to the late Luther and Flora Driscoll McGinley. Barbara loved being with her children and grandchildren. She had worked as a waitress at the Holiday Inn and then the Executive Inn. Barbara had a special place in her heart for her two dogs, Chichi and...
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Amy Jo Babb

September 27, 1977 - April 28, 2017

Amy Jo Babb, 39, of Owensboro died unexpectedly on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada where she had lived for several years. Mrs. Babb was born September 27, 1977 in Owensboro to the late Charles D. Babb and Tracy Higgs Daughtery. Amy was a devoted Christian, wife, and mother who loved her family and was passionate about making the world a better place. She was an...
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Skyelar Laine Anne Blue

April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Skyelar Laine Anne Blue, infant, passed away April 28, 2017 at Good Samaritans Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. She was born to Neal and Harmony Marlette Blue. Skyelar was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lana L. Tapp Blue; great-grandparents, Carol Tomlingson, Buck Tomlingson, Nobel Blue, John Virgil "J.V." Tapp, Marvin "Pod" Ferguson and Hazel Thompson; step-grandmother, Erma L. Woolverton...
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Gerald "Jerry" Christian

January 12, 1936 - April 28, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Christian, 81, of Owensboro passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home. Mr. Christian was born January 12, 1936 in Daviess County to the late James and Dorothy Christian. Gerald served his country in the U.S. Navy and then worked for and retired from AT&T. He was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and loved the New England Patriots. Gerald had a wonderful sense of humor. ...
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Daniel B. Merlin, Jr.

February 23, 1955 - April 27, 2017

Dr. Daniel B. Merlin, Jr., 62, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born in Hialeah, Florida and is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Patricia Iverson. Dr. Merlin graduated from high school in Bremen, Kentucky and spent some time working as a D.J. while attending college. He spent more than ten years working in underground coal mines before finishing college...
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Larry Russell "Papaw" Dorris

December 31, 1944 - April 27, 2017

Larry Russell "Papaw" Dorris, 72, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, April 27 after a recent struggle with mental health issues. He was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late Russell Oakley and Myrtie Catherine Dorris Starks. Larry was a tool and die maker by trade, with numerous certifications and qualifications in his field. He spent the early years of his career at Faith Tool and Die...
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Marjorie Greenwell

May 27, 1917 - April 26, 2017

Marjorie Greenwell, 99, resident of Austin, Texas since 2012 and a former long- time resident of Owensboro passed away April 26, 2017. She was born May 27, 1917 in Daviess County to Emmett Joseph and Mary Emma (Hildebrand) Greenwell. Marjorie attended St. Francis Academy and was a devoted member of St Stephen Cathedral. She attended Owensboro Business College and served as a secretary for...
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A. Marvin "Sonny" Saalwaechter

April 18, 1942 - April 26, 2017

A. Marvin "Sonny" Saalwaechter, 75, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Owensboro Center. He was born April 18, 1942 in Guthrie, KY to the late Harry and Dora Lee Saalwaechter. Sonny was retired from Peters Construction Co. after 32 years of service and a member of Stanley Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and his 1964 Ford Galaxy Convertible that he had for many...
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Beverly Joyce Reed

October 6, 1933 - April 23, 2017

Beverly Joyce Reed, 83, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, April 23, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Reed was born October 6, 1933 in McLean County to the late Clement Ratliff and Buelah Lee Wilson Ratliff. She was a devoted life member of Immanuel Baptist where she taught Sunday School, played the piano, and sang in the choir. Mrs. Reed was also active in other ministries all...
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Roy A. Gillaspie

September 25, 1973 - April 22, 2017

Roy A. Gillaspie, 43, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro to Larry Gillaspie and Patricia Baggarly. Roy graduated from Daviess County High School in 1991 and Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis after that. He worked for Southwire and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Roy loved to fish, hunt, and raised a large garden that...
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Mary Durr

April 25, 1918 - April 21, 2017

Maple Mount — Sister Mary Durr, 98, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 21, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 80th year of religious life. Born on a farm that adjoined the church property in Paul, Neb., Sister Mary valued hard work and always had a song in her heart. She was an educator for 34 years, most of those as a music teacher. She was principal and teacher at St....
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William Overton Payne

August 7, 1937 - April 21, 2017

William Overton Payne, 79, of Owensboro, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in McLean County, had worked in Maintenance as the Head Mechanic at Pinkerton Tobacco, and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Mr. Payne served the United States in both the Army and the Marine Corp, enjoyed working on classic cars and watching Westerns, especially...
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G.H. "Pete" Williams

January 23, 1946 - April 21, 2017

G.H. "Pete" Williams, 71, of Owensboro passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home. Mr. Williams was born January 23, 1946 in Daviess County to the late George Herbert Williams and Catherine Myers Williams. Pete was an army veteran who served in Vietnam. After the military, Pete earned his MBA and was a social worker for the State of Kentucky. He later worked as Corporate Sales Manager for...
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James "Jim" Chapman

May 22, 1936 - April 20, 2017

James D. Chapman, 80, of Owensboro, passed away April 20, 2017 at Wellington Parc. Jim was born May 22, 1936 in Fordsville, to the late Owen and Imogene Chapman and was a 1954 graduate of Daviess County High School. He worked in maintenance for W.R. Grace and Hampshire Chemicals and retired in 1999. Jim enjoyed fishing, boating, UK basketball and NASCAR. He had a great sense of humor and...
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Herbert J. Bertke, Sr.

October 6, 1933 - April 20, 2017

Herbert J. Bertke, Jr., 83, of Owensboro, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born in Daviess County to the late Herbert Joseph Bertke, Sr. and Grace Carlisle Bertke. Mr. Bertke graduated from St. Francis Academy, attended Brescia College, and graduated from Marquette University. He worked as an electrical engineer for General Electric before joining...
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Betty Lucille Drury

October 2, 1927 - April 19, 2017

On April 19, 2017, our family lost the most amazing woman in the world. Betty Lou Drury, 89, of Owensboro, was called home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on October 2nd, 1927, the daughter of the late Delbert Thompson and Lilly Tackett. Betty Lou was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was a strong woman of faith, a loving, supportive and caring wife, mother...
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Melville Pope Windle

April 16, 1926 - April 18, 2017

Melville Pope Windle, 91, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home. Born April 16, 1926 in Huntington, WV. His parents were the late James Goyne Windle, II and Gertrude Young Windle. Mel served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II as a waist gunner. While serving in Italy as a Staff Sergeant he met and married his first wife, Clotilde E. Bertolini of...
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Glendon C. Coppick

March 18, 1926 - April 18, 2017

The Reverend Dr. Glendon C. Coppick, a longtime rector of Owensboro's Trinity Episcopal Church, died Tuesday surrounded by his family. He was 91. He served as rector from 1959 until his retirement in 1991 and was instrumental in founding the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 18, 1926, in Oklahoma, to Clarence C. Coppick and Gertie (Spears...
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Stella Jones Carter

February 4, 1935 - April 18, 2017

Stella Ray Jones Carter, 82, of Owensboro, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. Stella was the only child of the late Wilbur Eugene and Stella Ray Revlett Vanover. Stella was a devoted General Electric employee for 37 years and also served as a Union Steward. In 1989, she was honored with the company wide...
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Randall Martin

September 25, 1927 - April 16, 2017

Chief Randall Martin, 89, of Owensboro, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Whitesville to the late Edward and Beulah Purcell Martin and was a charter member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Chief Martin graduated from Whitesville High School in 1945 and served his country in the United States Army. He returned to Owensboro and joined...
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Jeffery Warren "Bodean" Adams

August 20, 1973 - April 16, 2017

Jeffery Warren "Bodean" Adams, 43, of Hartford, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was born August 20, 1973 in Hopkins Co., Kentucky. Jeffery was a construction worker and member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jeffery would help anyone in need and had a big...
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Ruth Chapman Hobbs

October 17, 1924 - April 16, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Chapman Hobbs, 92, of Owensboro died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at The Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. Ruth was born October 17, 1924 in Ensor, Kentucky to the late Forrest and Mary(Rowland) Chapman. She was a 1942 graduate of Daviess County High School, served in the Daviess County Sheriff's department and retired from the Daviess County Court Clerk's Office. Ruth was a...
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Martha Jean Hamilton Estes

March 16, 1937 - April 15, 2017

Martha Jean Hamilton Estes, 80, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Philpot, KY., Martha was a daughter of the late Lewis and Lois Scherm Hamilton. She was of the Catholic Faith and attended Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Martha spent almost 40 years as a self-employed antique dealer in various locations. Her passion for this began by going...
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Emmalynn Faith Adkins

April 15, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Emmalynn Faith Adkins, infant, passed away April 15, 2017 at Norton's Women's Hospital. She was born April 15, 2017 to Tyler and Leeanna Adkins of Lewisport. Emmalynn is preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Ted Adkins and great aunt, Mildred Morris. She is survived by her parents; brother, Mason Adkins; sister, Maci Adkins; grandparents, Suzann Bell, Todd Johnson, Steve (Dawn)...
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Charles H. Hicklin

January 5, 1952 - April 14, 2017

Charles H. Hicklin, 65, of Marion passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Hicklin was born January 5, 1952 in Hopkins County to the late Edward Thomas Hicklin and Ruth Moore Hicklin. Charlie graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and eventually became President of Par4 Plastics. He was a talented handyman who enjoyed woodworking and...
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Betty Sue Davis

March 2, 1933 - April 13, 2017

Betty Sue Davis, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in McLean County, Kentucky to the late George L. and Mabel Murphy Davis. Betty retired after more than thirty years of service at the Owensboro Board of Education. She was of the General Baptist faith, an Honorable Kentucky Colonel and active with the General Shelby...
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Larry Joe Higgs

May 26, 1947 - April 13, 2017

Larry J Higgs, 69, of Pleasant Ridge passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home. Mr. Higgs was born May 26, 1947 in Muhlenberg County to the late James D. Higgs and Gwendolyn LaMastus Higgs. Larry served as a supply sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam War. Afterwards owning an auto parts store and working for TVA, he was employed at Kentucky Utilities for almost 30 years before he...
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James Harold "Jim" Bramschreiber

April 13, 1959 - April 12, 2017

James H. "Jim" Bramschreiber, 57, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, surrounded by his family, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born April 13, 1959 in Owensboro. Jim was partner and founder of 5 Acre Farm. He loved raising heirloom vegetables and farming in the garden. He was skilled in carpentry, a card carrying, life member of the Handyman Club of America, a...
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Ernestine Southard Casey Chapman

November 3, 1923 - April 12, 2017

Ernestine Southard Casey Chapman, 93, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Chapman was born November 3, 1923 in Ohio County to the late Lewis and Winnie Kirtley Southard. She was a charter member of Masonville Baptist Church. Ernestine loved to travel with her friends, especially to the Smokey Mountains. She loved bowling and...
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Ronald E. "Ron" Beals

March 7, 1933 - April 12, 2017

Ronald E. "Ron" Beals, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 7, 1933 in Reed, KY to the late Isadore Silverman Beals and Gladys I. Smithhart Beals. Ron graduated from Spottsville High School before earning a bachelor's degree in history from the University of San Diego in 1972. He retired from the U.S. Navy after more...
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Maria Theresa Burgess

June 8, 1947 - April 10, 2017

Maria Theresa Burgess, 69, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home in Philpot while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born in Washington, D.C., Maria was a daughter of the late Col. Walter L. and Theresa Beck Carr. A registered nurse with a bachelor degree from the University of Evansville, her career was committed to providing acute care for patients in emergency rooms and...
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Gerry Don White Payne

August 3, 1949 - April 9, 2017

Gerry Don White Payne, 67, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her home. Ms. Payne was born August 3, 1949 in Daviess County to the late Donald Ray White and Juanita Howe. Gerry was a compassionate person who never met a stranger and loved everyone unconditionally, treating all as family. She would even open her home to anyone in need. She loved her family and especially her...
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Fred Sacra

April 7, 1958 - April 9, 2017

Fred Sacra, 59, of Owensboro died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Owensboro to the late Joe and Shirley Thompson Sacra, and had worked for the River Port Authority for 22 years. Fred loved watching UK basketball, fishing with his Uncle Bob, and even though he didn't want to admit it he enjoyed playing video games. He loved car racing and when he was growing up he worked...
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Miriam Joyce Muncy

October 23, 1932 - April 9, 2017

Joyce Main Muncy, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her home. She was born October 23, 1932 in Owensboro to the late Ralph P. and Pinkie Moore Main. Joyce was a homemaker and also had worked and retired from the General Electric Co. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church since 1954 and loved her Lord. She also loved cooking, animals, the holidays,...
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Rayola June Laney

June 24, 1930 - April 9, 2017

Rayola Laney, 86, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Laney was born June 24, 1930 in Greenville to the late Lonnie and Gladys Shutt Winn. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Dunmore High School. Rayola worked initially at the GE plant and then began her career as a mother and domestic engineer. She was gifted in sewing,...
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JoAnn S. Castlen

November 3, 1927 - April 9, 2017

JoAnn D. Castlen, 89, of Owensboro, passed away April 9, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born in Jefferson County on November 3, 1927 to the late Joseph J. and Hasile Helmer Smith. JoAnn graduated from Presentation Academy in 1946 and went on to spend a year at Western Kentucky University, where she met and married Elwood Castlen on October 8, 1946. They were happily married for 70 years. ...
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Irvin Connor

November 21, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Irvin Connor, 74, of Evansville, IN. passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home. He was born November 21, 1942 in Daviess County to the late Guy I. and Winona Elder Connor. Irvin loved working outside in his yard, going fishing, playing cards and hanging out with his friends which he ate with at a local diner in Evansville on a regular basis. He also enjoyed U.K. basketball, NASCAR and the N...
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Elizabeth Janet Hayden

December 6, 1931 - April 8, 2017

Elizabeth Janet Wink Hayden, 85, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 6, 1931 in Daviess Co. to the late Nick and Sue Helen Keller Wink. Janet was a homemaker and member of St. Pius X Catholic Church where she was in the prayer chain. She was a member of the Quilters Guild and quilted for the Amish and...
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Georgetta Madole

June 1, 1921 - April 8, 2017

Georgetta Wilson Madole, 95, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born June 1, 1921 in Owensboro. She grew up on a farm in western Daviess County and was the daughter of the late, Judge James R. Wilson and Katherine Shauntee Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James Franklin Madole and her brother,...
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Sister Jane Miriam Hancock

December 3, 1923 - April 6, 2017

Sister Jane Miriam Hancock, 93, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 6, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 75th year of religious life. She was a native of Waverly. Sister Jane Miriam was always positive about the future, and took great joy in being an educator for more than 50 years. She was always a top seller of raffle tickets each year for the Mount Saint Joseph...
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Lynda Smith Youngman

December 25, 1947 - April 4, 2017

Lynda Smith Youngman went to be with the Lord and her dear parents April 4, 2017 at her home in Owensboro, surrounded by friends and family. Youngman, a career educator in the Owensboro Public School System – and in every other facet of her remarkable life – will be remembered for her brilliant smile, endless compassion and the countless lives she enriched. She was a selfless mother, doting...
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Beverly Allen Walker

October 7, 1939 - April 4, 2017

Beverly Allen Walker, 77, passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 while under the care of the staff at Wellington Parc. Beverly was born in Owensboro on October 7, 1939 to the late George Allen Theiss and Minola Marshall. She was a long-time member of Hall Street Baptist Church where she spent time volunteering. Beverly spent time being a Cub Scout den mother, loved to read and her favorite time was...
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Edward C. Lewis

September 13, 1951 - April 2, 2017

Edward C. Lewis, 65, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born September 13, 1951 in Evansville, In to the late Wilburn and Robbie Blackwell Lewis. Edward was retired as a riverboat captain with American Commercial Barge Lines and was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Marine veteran of the...
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Daniel Ross Shelton

May 17, 1984 - April 1, 2017

Daniel Ross Shelton, 32, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Owensboro and was a 2004 graduate of Apollo High School. Daniel served as a Wal-Mart greeter for several years and competed in the Special Olympics. He loved cars and trucks and spent time with a group of friends who shared his interest. Daniel had a big heart and...
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David "SHOTGUN" West

May 29, 1959 - April 1, 2017

David Ray "SHOTGUN" West, 57, of Owensboro, passed away April 1, 2017 at home. He was born in Daviess County on May 29, 1959 to LaVega and Barbra Sutton West. SHOTGUN worked at Coca-Cola for sixteen years before he and his wife, Lisa, opened D&L Palace of Pets. He is also a member of the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club. SHOTGUN is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lisa West; parents, LaVega...
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Thomas "TC" Clark

October 30, 1951 - April 1, 2017

Thomas E. "TC" Clark, 65, of Beaver Dam passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at home. Mr. Clark was born October 30, 1951 in Clinton, Indiana to the late Thomas and Mary Patrick Clark. Tom was a kind man who never met a stranger. He was a hard worker and devoted member of Local 37 who traveled all over the country for his job. Mr. Clark was also preceded in death by his daughter, Christy...
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Dorothy Louise Coons

July 6, 1926 - March 29, 2017

Dorothy Louise Lockridge Ladd Coons, 90, of Owensboro KY, surrounded by her children and under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday March 29, 2017. She met up with the love of her life Bill Coons on the other side. Dorothy truly left this world of a broken heart. She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie Lockridge and Lola Melton...
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Rosalin Thieneman

December 7, 1920 - March 29, 2017

Sister Rosalin Thieneman, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died March 29, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 68th year of religious life. She was a native of Shively. Sister Rosalin mixed a strong work ethic and concern for her students with a sly sense of humor. She taught at Mount Saint Joseph Academy (1956-57), Immaculate School (1957-59) and St. Pius Tenth School (1959-61) in...
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Eunice "Rose" Cook

June 25, 1932 - March 28, 2017

Eunice "Rose" Cook, 84, of Philpot, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Owensboro Center. She was born in Daviess County to the late Donald Kirk and Winnie Mae Hite Cook. Rose became a member of Dawson Baptist Church in 1942 and spent more than fifty years as church secretary. Church was her life! She also enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and spending time with children. In addition to...
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Van Dale Snyder

November 18, 1947 - March 28, 2017

Van Dale Snyder of Owensboro passed away on March 28 at Wellington Parc, surrounded by friends and family. He was born November 18, 1947 in Evansville, Indiana. He was raised in Rockport, Indiana, the son of the late Harry and Nellie Snyder. Van graduated from Rockport High school where he played football and baseball. Van joined the Marines right out of high school with his best friend, and...
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Ella Mae Logsdon

September 24, 1919 - March 28, 2017

Ella Mae Logsdon, 97, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 24, 1919 in Daviess Co. to the late Ira and Mary Alice Taylor Craig. Ella Mae was retired from Owensboro-Daviess Co. Hospital as a nurse's aid after 26 years and was a member of Maceo United Methodist Church. She enjoyed raising flowers and vegetables...
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Ava Clarine Schartung

January 24, 1936 - March 27, 2017

Ava Clarine Schartung, 81, of Owensboro passed away Monday at her home with her family by her side. Mrs. Schartung was born in McLean County to the late Silas and Josephine Caraway Erwin. Ava was a mischievous child who grew up on a farm around Slaughters and later moved to Owensboro. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and crafts and had a good sense of humor. She raised three children while being a...
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David Que Nelson Harper

October 8, 1988 - March 26, 2017

David Que Nelson Harper, 28, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, march 26, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 8, 1988 in Daviess Co., KY. David was employed at Bunge Grain of North America and had been attending Owensboro Christian Church. He had served in the Army National Guard and enjoyed fishing, U. K. basketball, Philadelphia Eagles football, and going to the...
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Charlie Fulkerson

January 12, 1959 - March 26, 2017

Charlie Fulkerson, 58, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, March 25 at Ephraim McDowell Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford, Kentucky. Mr. Fulkerson was born January 12, 1959 in Marion, Illinois to the late Estel and Clara Clark Fulkerson. Charlie had attended Yellow Creek Baptist Church and was a big fan of NASCAR and UK basketball. Mr. Fulkerson was preceded in death by his parents and five of...
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Barbara Towery

April 10, 1942 - March 25, 2017

Barbara Towery, 74, of Maceo, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at her home. She was born April 10, 1942 in Daviess Co., KY. Barbara had been the manager of housekeeping with Days Inn and was a homemaker. She had attended Rushing Wind Church of God and was always a friend to anyone she met. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Settle in 2007. Surviving are her husband of...
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Joseph Bartley

September 18, 1950 - March 25, 2017

Joseph Daniel Bartley, 66, of Owensboro died Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Daviess County to the late John Sherman and Martine Goetz Bartley and had worked in construction as a carpenter and a welder. He loved nature and animals, enjoyed photography, and living a simple and peaceful life. Survivors include his siblings, Patty Bartley Wink...
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Chester Miller

January 15, 1921 - March 25, 2017

Chester Davis Miller, 96, of Owensboro passed away March 25, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born January 15, 1921 in Daviess County to the late Chester Gordon and Mae Davis Miller. Chester graduated from Utica High School and attended Louisville Business College before being drafted into the U.S. Army's 247 Engineers, where he served in Germany, France, Belgium and Holland from 1943 to...
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Rebecca Jane Stockton Kinsey

January 24, 1943 - March 24, 2017

Rebecca Jane Stockton Kinsey, 74, of Owensboro, passed away March 24, 2017 at home. She was born in Evansville, IN on January 24, 1943 to the late John E. and Louise Stockton. Rebecca graduated from Central High School and then earned a two-year degree from Austin Peay State University. She worked at United Refrigeration (formerly AC&H Supply) for over 25 years alongside her late husband, Dave...
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James "Jim" Thomas Lee

September 23, 1921 - March 24, 2017

James "Jim" Thomas Lee, 95, of Owensboro passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. James was born September 23, 1921 in Breckenridge County to the late James Elvis and Beatrice Potts Lee. He was a member of First Baptist Church and attended the Mavericks Sunday School Class, and also enjoyed baseball and football. James was a Veteran of the United States Navy...
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Delbert Stearsman

July 6, 1926 - March 24, 2017

Delbert (Deb) Norris Stearsman, 90, passed away peacefully into heaven on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, Kentucky where he had been a resident for the past eight years. Deb was born July 6, 1926 to the late Wallace and Wessie Maxwell Stearsman in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He was a member of Century Christian Church in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was...
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Vernon Clyde "Shorty" Reeves

December 9, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Vernon Clyde "Shorty "Reeves, 85, passed away Thursday March 23, 2017 at Signature Healthcare in Hartford, Kentucky. He was born in Daviess County to the late Albert Cliffton and Mattie L. Shader Reeves. Vernon grew up in Rumsey and worked on a farm before serving in the United States Army for 3 years then he worked in Owensboro at a tobacco warehouse for several years before he became disabled....
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Elvia Louise McDaniel

June 9, 1937 - March 22, 2017

Elvia Louise McDaniel, 79, of Maceo, passed away March 22, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born June 9, 1937 in Rockport, IN to the late Cecil and Lucille Smith. Louise was a long-time member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoyed all kinds of flowers and loved going to the Cracker Barrel. Louise also had hobbies like knitting and crocheting and loved spending time...
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Glenda Jo Adkisson

July 11, 1957 - March 21, 2017

Glenda Jo Adkisson, 59, of Owensboro, passed away March 21, 2017 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born July 11, 1957 to Larry and Peggy Adkisson. Glenda was a resident of the Willis Green Group Home for many years and a member of First Baptist Church in Benton. She attended the workshop at the exceptional center every day. Glenda retired from Pizza Hut after 14...
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Phillip Glenn Johnson

June 21, 1951 - March 20, 2017

Phillip G. Johnson, 65, of Philpot, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. His journey began on June 21, 1951 in St. Lawrence, KY, born to his dearly beloved parents, Edward C. and Agnes E. Coomes Johnson. He grew up alongside his 12 brothers and sisters whom he truly loved. Early on, he was taught a strong work ethic from his parents, which he...
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John Jeremiah McRaith

December 6, 1934 - March 19, 2017

Owensboro, Kentucky – Most Reverend John Jeremiah McRaith, Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro from 1982 to 2009, died the morning of Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 82. John was born in Hutchinson, Minnesota on December 6, 1934 to Arthur Luke McRaith and Marie Hanley McRaith. He grew up with three siblings; James, Jane and Margaret Mary. He graduated from St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque,...
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Barbara Miller Hudnall

November 21, 1933 - March 19, 2017

Barbara Miller Hudnall, 83, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Hudnall was born November 21, 1933 in Memphis to the late Claude and Elma Sanders Miller. Barbara had worked at General Electric and later retired from MPD. She was a devoted and faithful member of Hall Street Baptist Church who volunteered for many things and sang in...
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Mary Georgetta Murphy

March 17, 2017

Mary Georgetta Coomes Murphy, daughter of Theodore and Josephine Coomes, a native of Daviess Co, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 87. Georgetta attended St. Frances Academy in Owensboro, Kentucky. For 66 years, Georgetta was the devoted wife of Billy D. Murphy. As a young woman, Georgetta worked at the G. E. plant in Owensboro, but primarily, she dedicated her...
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