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

Troy Douglas Rickman

February 14, 1978 - September 22, 2017

Troy Douglas Rickman, 39 of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was born February 14, 1978 in McCracken County, KY. Troy was a Physical Therapy Assistant, had received an associate of arts degree from Shawnee Community College in Illinois, and a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. He loved...
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Nannie Mae Millay Aull

May 19, 1930 - September 22, 2017

Nannie Mae Millay Aull, 87, of Philpot, left this life on Friday morning, September 22, 2017 at her home surrounded by her husband and children. Nannie was born May 19, 1930, the fourth child and daughter of Joseph Benjamin "Bennie" and Anna Louise Payne Millay in the Pup Creek community of Knottsville. She helped her Dad as a small child and he nicknamed her "Bobbie" since she was the little...
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Gary Wayne Royalty

March 30, 1956 - September 22, 2017

Gary Wayne Royalty, 61, passed away September 22, 2017 at KentuckyOne Health Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born March 30, 1956, in Daviess Co. to L.D. and Billie Royalty. Gary worked at Kroger for many years, and enjoyed cooking and raising various plants. He also really loved to hunt and fish, especially deer and turkey, raising honey bees, and always knew just when to show up at...
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Dalton Clyde Goodrich

October 11, 1935 - September 21, 2017

Dalton Clyde Goodrich, 81, of Owensboro, passed away September 21, 2017 at home. He was born October 11, 1935 in Chicago, IL to the late Clyde Henry and Corinne F. Smith Goodrich. Dalton was a wonderful person who was good to people. He was gentle, caring, loving and enjoyed joking around and cutting up. Professionally, he worked in the steel industry and was most recently a manager for...
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Gerald Dean Poynter

January 27, 1938 - September 21, 2017

Gerald Dean Poynter, family man, educator, coach, and community supporter passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born in Stroud, Kentucky in 1938, Coach Poynter's family moved to Owensboro when he was a child. He developed a relationship with the coaching staff of Owensboro High School while playing at Foust Junior High. With their support, he went...
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Phyllis L. Loomis

November 20, 1960 - September 19, 2017

Phyllis Loomis, 56, peacefully slipped away from her earthly body on the afternoon of September 19, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Elizabethtown, KY to Lois and Earl McCamish, Phyllis was raised in Louisville, KY and spent her early adult life there. She then married Gary Loomis and moved to Concord, CA where she brought joy, easy laughter, and her endless supply of Mountain Dew...
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M. Laverene "Bernie" Whiteside

October 7, 1928 - September 19, 2017

M. Laverne "Bernie" Whiteside, 88, passed away September 19, 2017. She was born October 7, 1928 in Memphis, TN to the late Ulric and Mary Nowell Edwards. She was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed craft painting, shopping, and loved her family dearly. Bernie was also preceded in death by her sister, Rebecca Barnes; and brothers, Paul and Floyd Edwards. Those left to cherish her memory...
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Stephen Douglas Ethington

December 14, 1954 - September 18, 2017

Stephen Douglas Ethington, 62, of Owensboro, passed away September 18, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born December 14, 1954 to the late Norman Douglas and Margaret "Peggy" Miles Ethington. Stephen worked in financing during his life and enjoyed hobbies such as being a member of Moose Lodge and U.K. Basketball. He is survived by his daughter, Holly Ethington (Matthew...
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George Leon Ball , Sr.

February 22, 1947 - September 16, 2017

George Leon Ball Sr., 70, passed away September 16, 2017 while at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born on February 22, 1947 in Madisonville, KY to the late David Lewis Ball and Elma Josephine Scroggins. George was a big Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed riding every chance he got. He dearly loved his family with all his heart, and was ALWAYS there when you needed him, no questions...
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Jeffrey Lynn Crossley

December 28, 1961 - September 16, 2017

Jeffrey Lynn Crossley, 55, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Columbus, Indiana to Claude A. and Alice Hack Crossley. Prior to his disability, Jeff was a skilled painter who worked in new construction and commercial settings. He enjoyed bingo, fishing and most of all, spending time with friends and family,...
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Peggy Ann (Chamberlin) Grossman

July 18, 1934 - September 16, 2017

Peggy Ann (Chamberlin) Grossman, born on July 18, 1934, ended her life's journey on September 16, 2017. Born in Owensboro, she lived in Kentucky and Indiana in her childhood, and graduated from Owensboro Senior High School. In her youth, she was always involved in church activities and missions and served as church secretary and pianist. She met Paul Grossman at church, who shared her calling...
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Lawrence A. Washington III

April 23, 1937 - September 16, 2017

Lawrence A. Washington III, 80, of Owensboro, passed away on September 16, 2017. Larry was born April 23, 1937 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Lawrence A. Washington Jr. and Ella Katharine Stallard Washington. He was a graduate of Owensboro High School and Centre College. Larry was a vice president of Owensboro National Bank for 20 years and administrative vice president of Beaver Dam Deposit...
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Harry A. Kennedy, Jr.

April 28, 1922 - September 16, 2017

Harry A. Kennedy Jr., 95, of Owensboro, KY passed away peacefully Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born April 28, 1922 to the late Harry Kennedy, Sr. and Georgia Owens Kennedy. He was of the Catholic Faith and served in U.S. Navy during WWII. Harry retired from General Electric after 30 years of service and worked as an accountant at Brescia College for 5...
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Mary Rose (Eagan) Rone

September 16, 1933 - September 15, 2017

Mary Rose (Eagan) Rone, 83, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, September 15 at Redbanks Skilled Nursing Center in Henderson. Mrs. Rone was born September 16, 1933 in Hancock County to the late Jerry and Georgia Clark Eagan. Mary was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church and served in the nursery. She worked in the cafeteria at Thruston Elementary. Mary enjoyed walking between 4-5 miles on the...
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Mary Eva Roberts Pennewell

March 27, 1956 - September 14, 2017

Mary Eva Roberts Pennewell, 61, of Anderson, Indiana, formerly of Owensboro, passed away September 14, 2017. Mary was born March 27, 1956 in Owensboro, KY to David Clifton and Geneva Roberts. Mary was a graduate of Owensboro High and worked at Owensboro Mercy Hospital Lab for several years before becoming a full-time homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially grandchildren,...
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Hugh David Edds

April 24, 1940 - September 12, 2017

Hugh David Edds, 77, of Owensboro, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and sibling, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital. He was born on April 24, 1940 in Beech Grove, KY to Bertie Ellis and Kittie Mavis Edds. He was a 1958 graduate of Owensboro High School and attended Brescia College. He served his country as a member of the United States Army 2nd Armored Division...
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Kenneth C. Bennett

September 13, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Kenneth C. Bennett, 77, of Owensboro, KY passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Riverside Care and Rehab Center in Calhoun, KY. Kenneth was born September 13, 1939 to the late Kenneth Bennett and Melody Rose. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran. Kenneth enjoyed playing bingo at the rehab facility with other guests. The funeral service will...
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Rita Stull Bender-Wedding

December 17, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Rita Stull Bender Wedding, 88, of Owensboro, passed quietly away Tuesday morning, September 12, 2017 surrounded by her family. Rita was born in Daviess County on December 17, 1928 to the late John W. Stull, Sr. and Josephine A. Young. She graduated from St. Francis Academy and worked at the Honey Crust Bakery for a short time before her marriage to George W. Bender, Sr. on November 22, 1950. ...
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James Howard "Jim" Gordon

September 10, 1926 - September 11, 2017

James Howard "Jim" Gordon, 91, died at his home September 11, 2017. Jim was born in Springfield, KY on September 10, 1926 to William Arthur and Dora Howard Gordon. He graduated from Danville High School in December 1944 and joined the Army Air Corps in January 1945. He served in the Panama area for 2 years seeing the end of WWII. Afterward, he graduated from Georgetown College. Jim began...
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Martha Faye Wilson

August 6, 1951 - September 11, 2017

Martha Faye (Logsdon) Wilson, age 66, of Owensboro, passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, September 11, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Wilson was born August 6, 1951 in Daviess County to the late Martin and Betty Boarman Logsdon. Martha loved spending time with her family, playing cards, taking short trips, and relaxing in quiet moments. She was a kind...
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Timothy Dale Stevens

June 7, 1965 - September 9, 2017

Timothy Dale Stevens, 52, of Utica, passed away September 19, 2017 at home. He was born in Chicago, IL on June 7, 1965 to Jan Bond and James Stevens. Timothy enjoyed riding motorcycles, gardening and cooking. He loved the time he spent with his family and playing BINGO with his mom. Timmy also loved making people laugh. He was loved by many and will be missed. Timmy leaves behind a very...
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Raymond Douglas (Doug) Pendley

August 3, 1946 - September 9, 2017

Raymond Douglas "Doug" Pendley, 71, of Murfreesboro, TN, and formerly of Owensboro and The Villages, FL, passed away September 9, 2017 while under the care of Alive Hospice. He was born August 3, 1946 in Owensboro to the late Everett and Dorothy Noe Pendley. Doug graduated from Murray State with an MBA, and served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy in Norfolk, VA. He retired from Texas...
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Bella Rose and Violet Dawn Hocker

August 29, 2017 - September 8, 2017

Bella Rose and Violet Dawn Hocker, infant twin daughters of Brieona Hocker passed away September 8, 2017 at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville. The babies were born on August 29, 2017. In addition to the mother, surviving are grandparents, Danny and Shannon Hocker of Lewisport; great-grandparents, Danny and Mary Hocker of Owensboro and Mike and Linda Payne of Lewisport; great-great...
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Rozella Jones Boyken

September 16, 1940 - September 7, 2017

Rozella Jones Boyken, 76, of Owensboro passed away September 7, 2017. She was born September 16, 1940 in Daviess County to the late Joseph Frederick and Willie Lee Cook Jones. Rozella was retired from Ragu after 20 plus years of service. Rozella loved to shop for jewelry and clothing, but most of all she loved being a wife, mother, and sister to her family, who she cared for very much. She...
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Jeremy Allen Clark

May 28, 1970 - September 6, 2017

Jeremy Allen Clark, 47, of Owensboro, passed away at home September 6, 2017. He was born May 28, 1970 in Owensboro to the late Remuis Monroe and Elizabeth Ray Clark. Jeremy was a hunter, truck driver and horse rider at heart. He was a good father, husband and papaw. Jeremy loved his family and friends and was a very generous man to everyone he met. He was a member of Workmen for Christ Cowboy...
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Narl F. Drury, Jr.

December 29, 1958 - September 6, 2017

Narl F. Drury, Jr., 58, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at his home. He was born December 29, 1958 in Daviess Co., Kentucky. Narl had worked as a HVAC journeyman in the Heating and Air Conditioning business. He loved Nascar racing, riding motorcycles and horses, and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Narl F. Drury, Sr. in...
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Bill Bowen

October 11, 1940 - September 4, 2017

Bill Bowen, 76, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born October 11, 1940 in Linton, Indiana to the late Marion A. and Anna Bowen. The family later moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he grew up. In addition to his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Bowen. Bill graduated from Arizona State...
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Clifford J. Parr

May 16, 1927 - September 1, 2017

Clifford J Parr, 90, went home to be with his Lord on September 1, 2017. Clifford was born May 16,1927 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late James W Parr and Cora E Parr. Clifford was a long distance heavy equipment truck driver for Parr Trucking Co. for over 50 years. He was known to many as "Silver Dollar". Clifford was preceded in death by his Wife of 43 years, Betty Hutchason-Parr; brothers,...
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Virginia Starr Dobbs

July 17, 1921 - August 31, 2017

Virginia Starr Dobbs, 96, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, August 31 at her Fern Terra residence. Mrs. Dobbs was born July 17, 1921 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late David Homer Starr and Gladys Thrower Starr. Virginia attended Atlanta's North Avenue Presbyterian School, then Wesleyan College, where she played on the women's basketball team, and graduated from the University of Georgia, where...
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William "Bill" Waldie

January 29, 1930 - August 31, 2017

William "Bill" James Waldie, 87, of Lewisport passed away Thursday, August 31 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. Mr. Waldie was born January 29, 1930 in Point Pleasant, W. Virginia to the late Thomas and Bonnie Mayes Waldie. After high school, Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1956. He then started his career at Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood, W. Virginia. In 1965 he joined Harvey Aluminum...
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Martha P. Eubanks

October 31, 1937 - August 31, 2017

Martha P. Eubanks, 79, of Owensboro, KY passed away peacefully Thursday, August 31, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends. Martha was born October 31, 1937 in Kaiserslautern, Germany to the late Hermann and Hedwig Port. Martha enjoyed planting flowers and her many pets. Martha had a very strong work ethic and worked for over 42 years at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital as a nursing aide. ...
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Derek J. Stearsman

August 9, 1980 - August 31, 2017

Derek J. Stearsman, 37, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Derek was born in Daviess County and received a certificate from Apollo High School. He was a regular at Active Day where he made many friends and enjoyed the socialization. He enjoyed NASCAR, football, Christmas, tractor pulls, dogs and flirting with pretty girls! He...
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Jane Kurre Elliott

December 7, 1955 - August 28, 2017

Jane Kurre Elliott, 61, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, August 28 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Ms. Elliott was born December 7, 1955 in Daviess County to the late Dr. Joseph H. Kurre and Mary Foley Kurre. Janie graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1974 and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1978. She worked briefly for Nieman Marcus before becoming a flight...
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William R. Estes

December 3, 1931 - August 27, 2017

William "Bill" Robert Estes, 85, of Owensboro, KY passed away on August 27, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a brief illness. William was born December 3, 1931 in Owensboro to the late Penn Taylor Estes and Martha Louise (Mattingly) Estes. As a young man, he farmed with his father and brother, Mallory "Judy" Estes for a few years before enlisting in the US Navy and serving on the...
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Kathryn Marie Thomas

April 29, 1935 - August 27, 2017

Kathryn Thomas, 82, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 29, 1935 in Daviess Co. to the late George and Agnes Taylor Morris. Kathryn was a homemaker and member of St. Martins Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling and was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Terry...
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Alex Michael Lee Orr

January 28, 1993 - August 24, 2017

Alex Michael Lee Orr, 24, passed away August 24, 2017. He was born January 28, 1993. Alex was a 2011 graduate of Daviess County High School. He loved to draw, cook, and in his younger days, enjoyed skateboarding. Alex was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers. He was a quiet person with a good heart. Alex is survived by his Mother, Susan Lahr and her husband, Jerry; brother, Joshua (Paul)...
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Helen E. Johnson

February 20, 1946 - August 24, 2017

Helen E. Harris Johnson, 71, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, August 24 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born February 20, 1946 in Daviess County to the late Arthur and Elizabeth Riley Harris. Helen was a longtime member of Center Street Baptist Church where she was a member of the True Light Choir for 17 years and a member of the Usher Board for 29 years. She was...
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Larry Thomas Ranburger

March 31, 1943 - August 24, 2017

Larry Thomas Ranburger, 74, of Owensboro, went to live with his Lord with his wife by his side, on Thursday, August 24, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 31, 1943 in McLean Co. to the late Hershel and Nell Sutton Ranburger. Larry was retired from Peabody Coal Co. in Lynnville, IN and owned and operated R & R Fiberglass Boat Repair for 20 years. He was...
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Lena Catherine Bennett Gatewood

December 1, 1917 - August 23, 2017

Lena Catherine Bennett Gatewood, 99, of Maceo, Kentucky passed away August 23, 2017 at Wellington Parc of Owensboro. She was born December 1, 1917 to the late Tom and Arrie Collins Bennett. Lena was employed thirty-five years at General Electric with only a short break to raise her only child to school age. Upon retirement, she became a homemaker and enjoyed canning garden produce with her...
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James Hugh "Jim" Waltrip

October 20, 1930 - August 23, 2017

James Hugh "Jim" Waltrip passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Born in Hopkinsville on Oct. 20, 1930, to the late Frank and Clara Miller Waltrip, Jim was a graduate of Russellville High School. There he was nicknamed "Hoptown" and achieved a well-known status for his ability to shine while playing football. After graduating high school, Jim attended George Washington...
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Elizabeth "Libby" Medley

July 10, 1934 - August 23, 2017

Elizabeth "Libby" Medley, 83, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, August 23 surrounded by her loving family, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Libby was born July 10, 1934 in Daviess County to the late Parker and Nanette Elizabeth Osborne Isbell. She was retired from working at Home Interiors as a Sales Representative for over 30 years. Libby was a member of St. Mary Magdalene...
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Margie D. Greenlee

August 30, 1938 - August 19, 2017

Margie D. Greenlee, 78, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, August 19 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Ms. Greenlee was born August 30, 1938 in Evansville to the late Carlyle and Elizabeth Baughn Greenlee. Margie served our country in the Navy and then served others as a nurse for 40 years. She enjoyed her dogs and cats as well as fishing and being outdoors and spending time with...
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Thomas Lee Henning

December 31, 1919 - August 17, 2017

Thomas Lee Henning, 97, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, August 17 at the Oakwood Health Campus. Mr. Henning was born December 31, 1919 in Daviess County to the late Thomas Elmer Henning and Martha Sue "Mattie" Blanford Henning. Tom loved to take his family camping and travel around Kentucky and other parts of the country. He actually helped dig the footers for the Green River Steel plant and...
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David G. Moredock

July 6, 1938 - August 15, 2017

David G. Moredock, 79, of Philpot passed away Tuesday, August 15, under the care of Heartford House/Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Moredock was born July 6, 1938 and raised in Daviess County by the late Finley and Olive Fenwick Moredock. He was employed for over 30 years at what is now Glenmore Distillery, where he spent the last 15 years before retirement as Quality Control Manager involved in...
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Debbie Taliaferro

December 24, 1951 - August 13, 2017

Debra Lynn Head Taliaferro, 65, of Missouri City, Texas, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Sugarland, Texas. She was born in Owensboro to the late Henry Harrison and Alice Unsel Head. After moving to Texas in the early eighties, Debra worked for several years as a bookkeeper. She was a lifelong member of Thruston United Methodist Church. Debra...
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Carmel Torrez

June 30, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Carmel Torrez, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2017. Carmel was born in Knox City, TX on June 30, 1944 to the late Ysrael Rivas and Manuella Rodriguez. Carmel was a welder and forklift operator and worked construction all over the country. She loved to crochet, play computer games, and dance. Survivors include her husband of over 50 years, Manuel L. Torrez; daughters,...
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Bruce Woodward

November 27, 1928 - August 10, 2017

Bruce Woodward, 88, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. Born in Daviess County, a son of Joseph and Johnnie Mae Sullivan Woodward, Mr. Woodward was a 1946 graduate of Owensboro High School. He had been a purchasing agent for the Kentucky Highway Department and retired as the manager of Toohey's Auto Supply. Following his retirement, he worked as a courier for BB&T. Mr....
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Maxine McDaniel

May 14, 1932 - August 9, 2017

Maxine McDaniel, 85, of Owensboro, passed away August 9, 2017. Born to the late Virgil and Myrtle Lancaster Ray on May 14, 1932, Maxine worked hard her whole life. She was employed by National Linen where in 1993, she retired. She loved flowers and enjoyed taking care of African Violets. Maxine also enjoyed watching birds and eventually earned the nickname "Bird Lady". She was preceded in...
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Edgar Lee Bartlett

September 1, 1932 - August 9, 2017

Edgar Lee Bartlett, 84, of Utica, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Ohio County, KY September 1, 1932 to the late Rosel and Pearl Bozarth Bartlett. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy, retired Vice President with the Mullen and Haynes Co. after 39 years, and was a charter member of Living Faith Baptist Church. He...
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Charles Kenneth Church , Jr.

November 29, 1946 - August 8, 2017

Charles Kenneth Church Jr., 70, of Owensboro, passed away August 8, 2017 at his home. He was born November 29, 1946, in Owensboro, to Charles Kenneth Church Sr. and Dottie M. Baird. Kenny graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1965. He was retired from Swedish Match where he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor. Kenny also served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. ...
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James M. Ensor, Jr.

October 17, 1973 - August 6, 2017

James M. Ensor Jr., 43, passed away August 6, 2017 at home. He was born October 17, 1973 to James M. Ensor Sr. and Dorothy Quinn Ensor. James enjoyed camping, reading and music. He loved spending time with his only son, Sabastian doing things such as riding bikes, playing video games and just spending time with him. James is preceded in death by his father and sister, Penny Kay Ensor. He...
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Mary Jane Christopher Dittmer

August 3, 1927 - August 5, 2017

Mary Jane Christopher Dittmer, 90, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at her home. She was a professional musician and was known as "Alice Raye". She was born August 3, 1927 in Huntingburg, IN to the late Raymond and Clara Cato Christopher. Mary Jane played piano from the age of seven and the organ from the age of 12. At age 14, she was a church...
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Byron Wayne Quisenberry

March 26, 1942 - August 4, 2017

Byron Wayne Quisenberry,75, of West Hills, California, passed away Friday August 4, 2017. He was born March 26, 1942 in Owensboro, to the late Reverend Charles and Phyllis Quisenberry. Byron graduated from Daviess County High School in 1960, attended Murry State, and then went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston. He stayed in Texas and became a teacher after...
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Joseph Stoy Priest

October 1, 1936 - August 3, 2017

Joseph Stoy Priest, of Owensboro, passed away on August 3, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Joseph was born in Breckenridge county on October 1, 1936 to the late Overton and Elizabeth Rhodes Priest. An auto dealer and Mason, Stoy enjoyed cars, flea markets and yard sales Stoy is preceded in death by his son, Richard Dale Priest. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Keller...
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Ruth Ann Squire

September 3, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Ruth Ann Squire, 73, of Owensboro died Wednesday, August 2 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 3, 1943 in Daviess County to the late James and Veronica Stallings Ralph. Ruth Graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1961 and worked as an Office Manager for a fertility specialist in Washington D.C for 30 years. After retiring, she moved to Florida and opened a...
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Virginia Sublett Wilson

April 5, 1932 - August 1, 2017

Virginia Sublett Wilson, 85, of Owensboro, passed away August 1, 2017. Born in Owensboro on April 5, 1932 to the late Malcom Heavrin and Sally Osborne Sublett and was the youngest of 10 children. Virginia loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She lead an active life and enjoyed walking, antiquing, and refinishing furniture. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Mary Williams Osborne

October 15, 1925 - August 1, 2017

Mary Williams Osborne, 91, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Carmel Home. She was born October 15, 1925 in Daviess Co. to the late Aloysius Jerome and Mary Diellen Hagan Williams, Sr. She was the first of six children and grew up in Owensboro, where she graduated from St. Francis Academy. Mary worked for General Electric and later retired from Owensboro Mercy...
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Alan Dean Powers

December 24, 1945 - July 31, 2017

Alan Dean Powers, of Utica, Kentucky died peacefully at his home on July 31, 2017. He was born December 24, 1945 to the late Harold and Hortense Powers. He was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Powers and grandparents, Sunshine and Garland Lamar and Zula and Doug Powers. Alan graduated from Daviess County High School in 1964 where he excelled in basketball, football, and baseball. His...
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Doris Bell Brenner

July 6, 1941 - July 30, 2017

Doris Bell Brenner, 76, of Calhoun, passed away on July 30, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Brenner was born on July 6, 1941 to Raymond C. and Irene Crowe Bell in Ohio County. Doris had earned her B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan, her Master's from Western Kentucky University, and a PhD From the University of Louisville. She had a 34-year career as an educator in the...
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Franklin C. Howard

November 25, 1942 - July 30, 2017

Frank C. Howard, 74, of Masonville, KY died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He fought a short but courageous battle with ANCA Vasculitis, a rapidly progressive auto-immune disease. The oldest of eleven children, he was born November 25, 1942 to the late Cyrille and Marguerite Howard. He was preceded in death by his brother, Darrell Howard, and...
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Charles Thomas "Tommy" Brown, Jr.

June 7, 1948 - July 29, 2017

Charles Thomas "Tommy" Brown, Jr., 69, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, July 29 at his home. Mr. Brown was born June 7, 1948 in Daviess County to the late Charles T. Brown Sr. and Anna Lee Ensor Brown. He was known as Charlie by some and Tommy by others. Tommy was a member of Blessed Mother Church but was formerly a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church where he served as a hospitality minister...
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Carlton Edward Steele

March 13, 1925 - July 28, 2017

Carlton Edward Steele, 92, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1925 in Lexington to the late Lester James and Florence Shanks Steele. In addition to his parents, Carlton was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Williams Steele on November 11, 2003, sisters, Lena Rivers Allison, Mildred Shump, and a brother, Lester James...
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James H. Floyd

July 30, 1927 - July 28, 2017

James Harold Floyd Sr., 89, of Owensboro, passed away on July 28, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. James was born July 30, 1927 in London, KY to the late Luther and Mary Hillard Floyd. He loved to bowl, was a member of several bowling leagues, and he also worked at Diamond Lanes for many years. James was retired from Civil Service as part of United States Army Aviation...
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Nancy May Melvin

February 4, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Nancy Snow Melvin, 94, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was born February 4, 1923 in Burkesville, KY to the late John Q. and May James Snow. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leroy Melvin on January 25, 2015, a son, James Scott Melvin in 1998, a brother, Robert James Snow, and a daughter-in-law, Karen Collins Melvin. Nancy had fond memories...
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Marilyn Moore Miller

December 27, 1932 - July 27, 2017

Marilyn Miller, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on July 27, 2017 peacefully at her daughter's home. She was born December 27, 1932 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Howard and Mildred Niebrugge Moore. Marilyn worked for General Electric and MPD until she retired after 42 years, in the data processing department where she oversaw payroll. She also volunteered with Hospice of Western Kentucky for...
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Hollis Hughart

March 1, 1923 - July 26, 2017

Hollis Hughart, 94, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away July 26, 2017. Mr. Hughart was born March 1, 1923, in Lewisport, KY, to the late Charles and Clara (Pence) Hughart. He was an Army veteran, a retiree from Chrysler in St. Louis, MO, and also an active member of the Shriners during retirement in Florida. Those left to cherish his memory include his only child, Vickie Haalboom of St....
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Alex Stinson Rohrer

February 2, 1960 - July 25, 2017

Alex S. Rohrer, 57, passed away July 25, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 2, 1960 in Daviess County, Kentucky to Walter C. and Neva L. Dockins Rohrer. Alex worked for Swedish Match for many years and retired in 2015. Alex enjoyed watching sports, especially UK basketball, and loved listening to music. He was also preceded in death by his father, Walter C....
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Piny Cochran Smith

February 1, 1917 - July 25, 2017

Piny Cochran Smith passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017. She was born February 1, 1917, a daughter of Rufus and Arizona Byrd Cochran. Piny grew up on a farm just outside of Richton, Mississippi with her nine siblings, two of whom were gold medalists in the 1924 and 1948 Olympic Games. She shared many happy family memories, including playing forward with her sister Arluin on the Richton High...
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Margaret Bernadette Howard

January 21, 1932 - July 25, 2017

Margaret Bernadette Howard, 85, of Owensboro, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Carmel Home. She was born January 21, 1932 in Daviess Co. to the late Joseph D. and Mary Carrico Coomes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Everett Howard, whom she was married to for almost 50 years; sisters, Mary Joe Dant-Coomes, Genevieve Sharpton; brother, Conroy Coomes;...
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Eugene "Gene" H. Estes

October 16, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Eugene "Gene" H. Estes, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on July 22, 2017. He was born October 16, 1929 in Owensboro to the late Thurmond Eugene and Edith Shadwick Estes. Gene was retired from GE (later MPD) after working there for 46 years. He also served in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer escort USS Sturtevant. Gene was also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ruby Clark...
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Betty Jo Blandford

May 13, 1934 - July 20, 2017

Betty Blandford, 83, of Owensboro, died Thursday, July 20 at the Carmel Home. Mrs. Blandford was born May 13, 1934 in Daviess County to the late Thomas E. McDaniel and Grace Marie Long McDaniel. Betty was a member of the first graduating class (1952) of Owensboro Catholic High School. She was a devout Catholic and member of Immaculate Parrish for over 50 years. Betty and her husband, Bernard,...
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James Edgar "Ed" Tabor

November 5, 1947 - July 20, 2017

James Edgar "Ed" Tabor, Jr, 69, of Owensboro, went to be with Jesus Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born November 5, 1947 in Montgomery, AL to the late James Edgar Tabor, Sr and Catherine Boswell Tabor. Ed was a husband, father, grandfather, history educator of 32 years and dedicated Bible teacher. He also loved his farm and cattle. Ed was a 1965 graduate of...
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Scott Patrick Ward

August 16, 1958 - July 20, 2017

Scott Patrick Ward, 58, of Owensboro, died Thursday, July 20 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mr. Ward was born August 16, 1958 in Daviess County to the late Robert and Theresa Hayden Ward. Scott was the fourth of thirteen children who graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1976. That summer, he was involved in a tragic automobile accident where he sustained a traumatic brain...
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Kathaleen Sue Buskill

April 20, 1943 - July 20, 2017

Kathaleen "Susie" Buskill, 74, Owensboro, Kentucky died Thursday, July 20, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky surrounded by her family in Owensboro. She was born April 20, 1943 in Herrin, IL. She was the daughter of the late James L. Faught and Hazel Sprague Faught. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Buskill and a brother Donald Faught. Ms. Buskill...
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Samuel Richard Conkright, Sr

October 28, 1920 - July 19, 2017

Samuel Richard Conkright, Sr., 96, of Rockport, Indiana passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Heritage Center in Evansville. He was born in Daviess County, Kentucky to the late James and Mary Payne Conkright. Mr. Conkright was a graduate of Owensboro Technical. He began working at Ken-Rad (part of which became General Electric) before being drafted into service. During World War II Samuel...
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Patricia Ballard Newcomb

August 8, 1942 - July 19, 2017

Patricia Ballard Newcomb, 74, of Owensboro, died Wednesday, July 19 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Newcomb was born August 8, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late James and Ruby Christina Ballard. Pat was a faithful member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church where she loved attending services and her church family. Pat thoroughly enjoyed her family and friends and family gatherings....
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Robert E. "Bobby" Stevens

December 10, 1947 - July 18, 2017

Robert E. "Bobby" Stevens, Jr., 69, of Falls of Rough, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Signature Healthcare in Bowling Green. He was born December 10, 1947 in Daviess Co. to the late Robert E. and IdaBelle Johnson Stevens, Sr. Bobby was retired after 24 years as a maintenance mechanic with Big Rivers Electric. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Germany and was of the Baptist...
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Russel C. Jones

June 17, 1921 - July 16, 2017

Russel C. Jones, (age 96), of Owensboro, died July 16, 2017, at the Carmel Home. He was born June 17, 1921, in Berea, Kentucky to the late H. Clyde Jones and Elsie Williams Jones. He was predeceased in death by his first wife, Caroline Newell Phethean, his brother Robert (and Sedahlia) Jones, and Lou Alvey Jones, his wife of 42 years. Russel graduated from the University of Kentucky,...
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Robert Nathaniel Brown, Jr.

July 27, 1947 - July 15, 2017

Robert Nathaniel Brown, Jr., 69, of Owensboro, passed away on July 15, 2017 at his home. He was born in Daviess Co. on July 27, 1947 to the late Robert N. and Irene Hines Brown, Sr. He was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum and was a member of Tenth Street Baptist Church. Robert was a U. S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Brown in 2007, Shirley Holland in...
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John Daniel Frantz

March 26, 1925 - July 15, 2017

John Daniel Frantz, 92, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his home. He was born March 26, 1925 in St. Lawrence, KY to the late James Bernard and Sally Jackson Frantz. Mr. Frantz was retired from the American Tobacco Co. and also was a former owner and operator of Frantz Water Well Drilling Service. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid Kentucky...
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Robert "Dink" Wilkey

April 14, 1955 - July 15, 2017

Robert "Dink" Wilkey, 62, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, July 15 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Wilkey was born April 14, 1955 in Daviess County to the late Bobby and Shirley Ford Wilkey. Dink was a laid-back man with a big heart who loved playing practical jokes. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching wrestling, but most of all, swimming with his grandkids. Those left to...
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Mildred (Minnie) June Pedley

February 13, 1935 - July 14, 2017

Mildred (Minnie) June Medley Pedley 82, of Owensboro, wife of Ward Pedley, Sr., passed from this world on July 14, 2017 to a glorious home that the Lord had prepared for her, but was not ready for her on four other occasions when she cheated death. Minnie was born February 13,1935 to the late Joseph Arville Medley in 1949 and Mary Ruth Wathen Medley in 1997. After her dad passed away when Minnie...
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Sammy Ray Riley

October 9, 1963 - July 13, 2017

Sammy Ray Riley, 53, of Lewisport, passed away July 13, 2017 from a motorcycle accident. He was born October 9, 1963 in Daviess County to the late Robert Sr. and Anita Vincent Riley. Sammy was a mechanic for the city of Owensboro for 15 years. He had a heart of gold. Sammy enjoyed motorcycles and had a special place in his heart for all his grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by...
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April Ashley Adkins

June 29, 1985 - July 13, 2017

April Ashley Adkins, 32, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at home. Born in Houston, TX on June 29, 1985 to Neal and Beulah Adkins, April enjoyed word searches, card games, and enjoyed walks in the park with her family. She had a love for all who she met and a special love for children. April is preceded by her mother. She is survived by her father; grandparents, James Ray ...
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David Stinson Rose

October 7, 1944 - July 13, 2017

David Stinson Rose, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 13 at his home. He was born October 7, 1944 in Daviess County to the late Elwood and Helen Stinson Rose. David was a very strong Catholic and loved attending church. He was a police officer for the Owensboro Police Department for several years before becoming an industrial maintenance mechanic. David was also an associate member...
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Laura Kay Rickard

September 13, 1974 - July 12, 2017

Laura Kay Rickard, 42, of Henderson, passed away July 12, 2017 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. Laura was a 1992 graduate of Daviess County High School and attended cosmetology school. She enjoyed cooking and the outdoors, collecting arrowheads, and had a special fascination with campfires. A true free-spirit, she lived life to the fullest as a friend of everyone and a source of...
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Monnie Smith Mauzy

December 28, 1927 - July 11, 2017

Monnie Smith Mauzy, 89, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 28, 1927 in Daviess Co. to the late Marvin T. and Ora Fielden York. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Monnie enjoyed fishing, listening to music, traveling, and dancing. She was an avid seamstress, quilter, and was a very strong...
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Nick J. Wink

May 24, 1933 - July 11, 2017

Nick J. Wink, 84, of Philpot, passed away Tuesday, July 11 at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY. Nick was born May 24, 1933 in Daviess Co. to the late Nicholas Joseph Wink Sr. and Sue Helen Keller. He was retired from Green River Steel after working there for 30 years. Nick was a Korean War Veteran in the United States Navy and was of the Catholic Faith where he was a member of...
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Sister Judith Osthoff

November 9, 1926 - July 10, 2017

Sister Mary Judith Osthoff, 90, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 10, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 68th year of religious life. She was a native of Lenora, Kan. Sister Judith was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., until the merger of that community in 2008. Sister Judith served as a teacher in Kansas for over 30 years. She also ministered at the Paola motherhouse and...
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John Allen Smith, Sr.

November 25, 1953 - July 8, 2017

John Allen Smith, Sr., 63, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, July 8 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Smith was born November 25, 1953 in Daviess County to the late Thomas and Mary Armes Smith. John was a selfless man who loved his wife, children, and grandkids. He worked for over 20 years at Owensboro Brick and Tile and retired in 2014. John enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, playing cards,...
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Vincent J. Ebelhar

April 12, 1920 - July 8, 2017

Vincent J. Ebelhar, 97, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Daviess County and was a son of Peter J. and Clara Catherine Weber Ebelhar. He was an innovative farmer who by felling trees and clearing land created farms where none had been. Mr. Ebelhar was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and had been active in...
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Mary Louise Wood Sublett

December 14, 1932 - July 8, 2017

Mary Louise Wood Sublett, 84, who was born December 14, 1932 in Owensboro, died at home in faithful anticipation of meeting God with open arms, with friends and family cheering her on in her final journey. Mary loved her family and lived her life expecting to help others. She was an all-around tough lady with a fierce devotion to her loved ones. She was an incredibly positive person with a...
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Kaden Michael Renfrow

July 7, 2017 - July 7, 2017

Kaden Michael Renfrow, stillborn child of Matt and Karissa Renfrow, was delivered July 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He is survived by his parents, a ten-month old sister, Kaydence Renfrow; grandparents, Brian and Shannon Alley and Wendell and Penny Renfrow; great-grandparents, Randall Turner, Jean Alley and Clarence and Barbara Morris; a great-great grandmother, Racheal...
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Margaret Emogene Perkins Cook

December 15, 1934 - July 7, 2017

Margaret Emogene (Perkins) Cook, 82, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation. She was born in Owensboro to the late Richard Wilbur and Mary Edith Perkins. Margaret worked as a bookkeeper and receptionist for many years. However, she took special pride in her achievement of being mother to Richard Allen Cook, who preceded her in death in 2017. She...
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Robert L. "Duck" Martin

September 25, 1953 - July 6, 2017

Robert L. "Duck" Martin, Sr., 63, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home. He was born in Greenville, Kentucky to the late Finis and Anna Louise Martin. Robert was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High where he was a baseball standout. Duck owned and operated Squeaky Clean Window Care for nearly forty years. He loved sports, particularly baseball, and umpired little league...
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Joan Walz

July 1, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Sister Joan Walz, 86, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 5, 2017, in Owensboro, in her 67th year of religious life. She was a native of Hawesville. Her former religious name was Sister Joan of Arc. Sister Joan was a compassionate, hard-working and selfless person. She always knew when someone needed her to listen or to share her wonderful sense of humor. She was a teacher at...
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Martin "Eddie" Hermann

June 23, 1929 - July 5, 2017

Martin "Eddie" Hermann, 88, of Owensboro, peacefully passed away Wednesday, July 5 at his home. Mr. Hermann was born June 23, 1929 in Daviess County to the late Frank and Clara Hagan Hermann. Eddie graduated from the last class at St. Joe where he played basketball. He served in the army as an MP during the Korean War and then attended trade school and learned how to weld. Eddie worked in...
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Herschel L. Koller

February 2, 1940 - July 4, 2017

Herschel L. Koller, 77, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, July 4 at his home. Mr. Koller was born February 2, 1940 in Daviess County to the late Dugan and Pearl Nuttall Koller. Herschel graduated from Daviess County High School (Class of '58) and served in the United States Army. He attended trade school and became a diesel mechanic and worked for Whayne Supply where he retired after 37 years....
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Emma Crowe

October 26, 1952 - July 4, 2017

Emma Sherman Crowe, 64, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born October 26, 1952 in Kerrville, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Elvin and Clara Smith Sherman. She was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church where she was chairperson of the Pre-School Board and member of the Potters Clay Bible Study. Emma received her bachelor degree...
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Mary Kerrick

January 1, 1952 - July 1, 2017

Mary Kerrick, 65, of Owensboro, passed away July 1, 2017 at home. She was born in Owensboro on January 1, 1952 to the late Estil and Elizabeth Kerrick. Mary was loving and caring nurse and retired from Owensboro Medical Health System. She is survived by a daughter, Mandy (T.J.) Aylward; sister, Vicki (Rick) Wright; brother, Jamie Kerrick; nieces, Kim Coy, Sydney McElwain and Shelby McElwain...
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