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

Carol Ruxer

April 27, 1948 - February 19, 2018

Carol Ruxer, 69, of Owensboro, passed away Monday February 19, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 27, 1948 in Owensboro, to the late Francis Wathen and Edna Marie Weiss. Carol was also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Thomas Ruxer; a daughter, Carrie Lynn; a sister, Janet Wathen; and brothers, Billy Wathen and Frank Wathen. She is survived by her...
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M. Lee Ellison

February 10, 1952 - February 17, 2018

M. Lee Ellison, 66, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but raised in Owensboro. Lee graduated from Owensboro High and the University of Kentucky before taking a job with AT&T. He was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church and a passionate Marvel Comics fan. Lee was preceded in...
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Mary Shelia Higdon

February 17, 2018

Sister Mary Sheila Higdon, 88, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 70th year of religious life. She was a native of Owensboro. Sister Mary Sheila began as an educator in 1950, serving as a teacher and parish minister for 61 years in Kentucky, Missouri and Nebraska. She was director of religious education at Saint Mary of the...
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Mary Helen Dennison

June 5, 1937 - February 16, 2018

Mary Helen Dennison, 80, of Owensboro went home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 16, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Ms. Dennison was born June 5, 1937 in Daviess County to the late Sylvester and Louella Whistle. She had worked at Owensboro Linen Service and then at Gabe's Restaurant as the Kitchen Manager. Mary was a devoted member of Church Alive and served in many...
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Larry Handley

March 22, 1950 - February 14, 2018

Larry Handley, 67, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 22, 1950 to the late Earl Snyder and Martha Dean Handley. Larry was a member of Eaton Memorial Baptist Church where he served as an usher and would help the church's families any time they needed it. Larry's favorite Bible verse was Psalm 148:1-14. He worked for...
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David James Gaddis

October 4, 1944 - February 14, 2018

David James Gaddis, 73, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Bedford, England to the late John David and Kathleen Egglestone Gaddis. David was retired from OMU where he had served as a power plant operator. He was also a self-employed concrete contractor. David was a member St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and...
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Ben McGill

December 12, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Ben McGill, 89, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018. He was born December 12, 1928 to the late Benjamin and Eugenia McGill. Ben was a 1947 graduate of Owensboro High School where he lettered in baseball, football, and basketball. Ben was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a U.S. Army Sergeant receiving two Bronze Stars. ...
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Shirley Buckley Crowe

May 27, 1945 - February 12, 2018

Shirley Buckley Crowe, 72, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Crowe was born May 27, 1945 in Sterling, Illinois to the late Charles and Bernice Buckley. Shirley met her future husband who was in the military in 1965 and followed him to Santa Barbara, California where they married in 1967. After the birth of their first son, they...
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Claudette Wilson Martin

January 1, 1942 - February 12, 2018

Claudette Wilson Martin, 76, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at her home. Born January 1, 1942 in Owensboro, she was the daughter of the late Claudie B. and Edith Margaret Arnold Wilson, was a homemaker, and was a member of Mt. Zion UMC in Panther. Claudette Martin was an advocate for youth sports. She started slow pitch softball for local high schools; volunteered and...
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William Litsey

March 3, 1928 - February 11, 2018

William Litsey, 89, of Owensboro, passed away February 11, 2018, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Whitesville, March 3, 1928, to Frank and Martine Litsey. He graduated from Whitesville High School, attended Transylvania College and served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He married Virginia Quesnell in 1955. He was preceded in death by a...
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Sharon Rita Cox

July 1, 1952 - February 10, 2018

Sharon Rita "Nana" Cox, 65, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at her home. She was born July 1, 1952 in Daviess Co. to the late George Oliver and Bertha Ellen Nix Payne. Sharon was a homemaker and had attended St. Stephen Cathedral. She was like a Mom to everyone. Sharon was also preceded in death by her daughter, April Briones in 2013, three sisters, Shirley Basham,...
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Elizabeth Powell Mattingly

June 3, 1921 - February 8, 2018

Elizabeth Powell Mattingly, 96, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Carmel Home. She was born June 3, 1921 in Daviess Co. to the late Athanisius Leo and Mary Helena Calhoun Powell. Elizabeth was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and retired from General Electric in 1982. One of her favorite things to do was making quilts. Elizabeth was also preceded in...
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Willie Lee Harrel

September 17, 1922 - February 8, 2018

Willie Lee Harrel, 95, of Owensboro, passed away on February 8th, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Philpot, KY on September 17, 1922 to the late William A. and Jessie Potts Lancaster. Willie taught in the Owensboro City School System for 34 years at the elementary grade level, over 20 years at Longfellow School and the rest in Title I at Cravens School. In her...
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Bobby Newman

June 1, 1939 - February 8, 2018

Bobby Newman, 78, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 1, 1939 to the late Roy and Dorothy Newman. Bobby was a member of Owensboro Christian Church serving as a door greeter for several years. He retired from Domitar Papermill in Hawesville where he worked for over 40 years. Bobby was also a Thruston volunteer firefighter....
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Gary N. Stearsman

September 10, 1945 - February 7, 2018

Gary N. Stearsman, 72, of Bells Run, passed away February 7, 2018 at home. He was born September 10, 1945 in Butler Co. to the late Lofton James and Elsie Peay Stearsman. Gary was a hard worker. He served in the United States Army in Hanau, Germany during the Vietnam era. Gary was a welder for most of his career and worked for companies such as Peabody Coal Company, as well as his own company...
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Chad Michael Jones

January 18, 1982 - February 6, 2018

Chad Michael Jones, 36, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at his home. He was born January 18, 1982 in Elkins, WV to Kenzie M. and Cindy Simpson Jones. Chad loved music, the outdoors, camping, hunting, and especially enjoyed fishing. His biggest passion was his photography and sharing it with others. Along with his family, he had so many friends, too many to list, who cared...
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Robert Ray Brown

September 14, 1935 - February 5, 2018

Robert R. Brown, 82, of Madisonville, formerly of Owensboro and Norris City, IL, passed away on February 5, 2018 at Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Nashville, TN. He was born September 14, 1935 in Norris City, IL to the late Howard L. Brown and Katherine Weaver Brown. Robert worked in oil fields in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas, and farmed...
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Wendell Earl Harpe

March 14, 1938 - February 5, 2018

Wendell Earl Harpe, 79, of Philpot, passed away on Monday, February 5, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 14, 1938 in Daviess Co. to the late Edmund and Pauline Carter Harpe. Wendell was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, had served as the chairman of the Administrative Board, taught Sunday School for 54 years, and was a song leader. Since...
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Michael Grama Blumenberg

September 13, 1949 - February 4, 2018

Michael G. Blumenberg, 68, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, February 2, 2018 at his home. Mr. Blumenberg was born September 13, 1945 in Potsdam, East Germany and was a veteran of both the United States Army and Navy. He was preceded in death by his father, Horst H. Blumenberg in 2011. Burial, with military honors, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery...
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Ronald Lee Brantley

December 16, 1953 - February 4, 2018

Ronald Lee Brantley, 64, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. He was born December 16, 1953 in Evansville to the late Doug and Virginia Gossman Brantley. Ron had been Vice-President of Doug Brantley and Sons, Inc. and also past President of GinMike—Brantley Brothers, Inc., and was a member of the Heavy Equipment Operators Union...
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James Barry Wood

September 7, 1947 - February 4, 2018

On February 4th, 2018 James Barry Wood loaded up his 1967 Corvette and headed for glory. It was a 1967 because that was absolutely his favorite car. Barry said the new the ones were close but were ruined without the round taillights. Barry was born on September 7, 1947 in Holt, KY. He served our country proudly by spending time fighting in Vietnam. Barry returned home to spend the next 27 years...
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Elvie Duvall Hudnall

January 23, 1928 - February 4, 2018

Elvie Duvall Hudnall, 90, of Owensboro, KY passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born January 23, 1928 to the late Harry and Gladys Poyner Duvall of Lake Malone, KY. She worked and retired from General Electric after 30 years. Elvie was a member of Maceo United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She enjoyed gardening, her church, playing cards...
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Marie Woodward

April 3, 1927 - February 3, 2018

Marie Woodward, 90, passed away February 3, 2018, at Woodlands of Hamilton Assisted Living Center in Hamilton, OH. She was born April 3, 1927 in Warren County, KY to the late Charlie and Lola Lawrence East. Marie was a member of First Church of Nazarene, and this was her first priority, along her with family. She enjoyed crafting and sewing and was a talented oil painter and quilter. Marie was...
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Phyllis Cauley West

October 18, 1952 - February 2, 2018

Phyllis Cauley West, 65, of Owensboro passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Ms. West was born October 18, 1952 in Owensboro to the late Eldred "Tukey" Cauley and Betty Jo Jennings. She received her GED and then attended the Owensboro Business College where she received a business degree. Phyllis went on to work in the construction field in the office and...
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Mary H. Robertson

July 16, 1922 - February 2, 2018

Mary H. Robertson, 95, of Owensboro, passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, February 2, 2018, after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Daviess County on July 16, 1922, the youngest of four siblings. Mary graduated from Owensboro High School in 1940 and was a member of the First Christian Church of Owensboro. She was the loving wife of Stanley H. Robertson who preceded her in death....
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Marion W. Cecil

September 6, 1923 - February 2, 2018

Marion W. Cecil, 94, of Owensboro, formerly of West Louisville, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Carmel Home. He was born September 6, 1923 in Daviess Co. to the late Arthur "T. A." and Irene Hite Cecil. Marion was a life-long farmer and dairy farmer and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He had served on the Green River Electric Corp. board for 26 years and 12 of those...
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Wallace Ray Huff

October 11, 1934 - February 2, 2018

Wallace Ray "Wally" Huff, 83, of Owensboro passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest. He was born October 11, 1934 to the late Oliver and Virgie Huff. Wallace retired from the Owensboro Police Department after 30 years of service. He enjoyed playing bingo and watching UK basketball. Wallace loved his dogs and cats and especially loved spending time with his...
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Brenda Hall

November 25, 1945 - February 1, 2018

Brenda had fought a long hard battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and a Stem Cell transplant since July, 2013. She died on Thursday February 1st, 2018 in the safe and secure arms of her husband and Soul Mate, Malcolm. She was born to the late Alney Austin Harl of Ohio County, KY and the late Emma Ventrice Gist of Owensboro, KY. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Mary Etta Harl in...
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Bhaskar "Bob" Haribhai Desai

November 3, 1951 - January 31, 2018

Bhaskar "Bob" Haribhai Desai, 66, of Owensboro passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Bhaskar was born on November 3, 1951, to the late Haribhai and Savitaben Desai. Bhaskar graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1972 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He used his educational background to start a career as...
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Margaret Susan Thomas Reynolds

August 14, 1925 - January 30, 2018

Margaret Susan Thomas Reynolds, 92, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Wellington Parc. Mrs. Reynolds was born near Smith Mills in Henderson County and spent her childhood years in Alzey, KY. Following graduation from Smith Mills High School she worked during World War II as a welder, building LST's in Evansville. Following the war, she worked at KenRad. She met Bethel...
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William H. "Bill" Campbell

June 28, 1931 - January 30, 2018

William H. "Bill" Campbell, 86, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home. He was born June 28, 1931 in Simpson Co. to the late Joshua and Flora Finn Campbell. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather who deeply loved his family. Bill came to Owensboro at the age of 16 from McLean Co, where he was raised. He was...
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Roberta "Birdie" Johnson

February 4, 1950 - January 28, 2018

Roberta "Birdie" Johnson, 67, of Owensboro went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, January 28, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Johnson was born February 4, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Hershel and Pauline McCarty Davis. Roberta was of the Methodist faith. She was called "Birdie" by her friends for the last forty years and loved spending time with them and her...
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Martha Elizabeth McCain Hardesty Mattingly

February 8, 1931 - January 28, 2018

Martha Elizabeth McCain Hardesty Mattingly, 86, of the Carmel Home, went to be with Jesus Sunday, January 28, 2018. She was a dedicated wife and mother. She had the sweetest smile. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Hardesty and her second husband, Joseph E. Mattingly, her brothers, Wilson Lee McCain and Hank McCain and his wife Sharon, one daughter-in-law, Kathy Hoover...
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Joseph David Noble II

July 29, 1963 - January 27, 2018

Joseph David Noble II, 54, of Rimrock, Arizona, passed away there January 27, 2018. Born in Richmond, Virginia, David was a 1981 graduate of Owensboro High School where he played football for the Red Devils. He attended Western Kentucky University and retired from the United States Army. He was a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, with proficiency in Serbo...
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Pansy "Faye" Miller

May 17, 1952 - January 27, 2018

Pansy "Faye" Shouse Miller, 65, of Utica, passed away January 27, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born May 17, 1952 in Daviess Co., to the late Verdie Lee and Louise Laslie Shouse. Faye loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing slots, making crafts, and loved animals. Faye is survived by her husband of 21 years, James "Tug" Miller; son, Kenneth (Ann...
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Robert Lee "Buddy" Ray

August 21, 1937 - January 27, 2018

Robert Lee "Buddy" Ray, 80, of Owensboro went to be home with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from Owensboro Regional Health Hospital. Born in Owensboro, he graduated from Owensboro Technical High School. Mr. Ray spent his career as an over the road truck driver and attended Grace Chapel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Edith Fulkerson Ray; a son Ricky...
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Robert Henry Pate

January 20, 1943 - January 25, 2018

Robert H. "Bobby" Pate, 75, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 . He was born January 20, 1943 in Daviess Co. to the late William Edward and Ola Mae Hazelwood Pate. Bobby was retired after 31 years with Owensboro Municipal Utilities as a Utility Technician and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church for over 20 years where he loved helping feed families at the church...
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Theresa Louise Saalwaechter

March 2, 1930 - January 25, 2018

Theresa Louise Saalwaechter, 87, of Stanley, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 25, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. On March 2, 1930, Theresa was born to the late Gilbert and Martine Young Wilson of Stanley. Theresa married Joseph E. Saalwaechter, a wonderful and loving man, on April 30, 1949. After retiring from the American Tobacco...
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Michael D. Rouse

August 28, 1959 - January 24, 2018

Michael D. Rouse, 58, of Owensboro, passed away January 24, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born August 28, 1959 in Owensboro to the late John Rouse and Linda Rouse. Michael worked most recently as a Pipefitter for Mechanical Consultants. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, fast cars, playing pool and hanging out with friends. He also loved his dog, Piper. Michael was preceded...
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Charles Darrell Farmer

September 29, 1940 - January 24, 2018

Charles Darrell Farmer passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Darrell Farmer loved life, dancing, flirting, and being the center of attention. He was born in Whitesville, the first child of the late Chester and Opal Puckett Farmer and the first grandchild of his father's parents, the late Charles and Clara Taylor Farmer. He cherished the...
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Karsyn Dawn Tolson

September 22, 2017 - January 22, 2018

Karsyn Dawn Tolson, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Norton's Children's Hospital in Louisville. She was born September 22, 2017 in Owensboro, to Erin McLimore and Joshua Tolson. Karsyn will be remembered for always having a big smile on her face and was cared for and loved very deeply by many here on earth and will now spend eternity in Heaven where she will be reunited with her family...
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Helen D. Phillips

February 11, 1918 - January 22, 2018

Helen D. Phillips, 99, of Evansville, IN, formerly of Owensboro, went to meet the Lord on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Parkview Care Center in Evansville. She was born February 11, 1918 in Butler Co. to the late Ben and Sally Coates Embry. Helen was a member of First Christian Church in Evansville where she actively participated in the "Fuzzy Ladies" knitting group. She was retired from...
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Kim Ross

December 30, 1958 - January 21, 2018

Kim Ross, 59, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Ross was born December 30, 1958 in Owensboro to the late Joyce Miller. She enjoyed shopping, loved her cat Julie, and most of all she looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren who she referred to as her "babies". Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 33 1...
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Julie Anne Stewart

December 30, 1959 - January 20, 2018

Julie Anne Stewart, 58, of Newburgh, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by all her family and friends, at Hamilton Pointe Nursing Home in Newburgh. She was born December 30, 1959, in Owensboro to the late Jerry and Jean (Schaefer) Stewart. Julie was of the Catholic faith and was a Field Trainer with Fazoli's Restaurants. She loved the outdoors and going to Carolina Beach...
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Shelby J Ford, Jr.

August 10, 1944 - January 20, 2018

Shelby J Ford Jr, 73, of Utica passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Ford was born August 10, 1944 in Hartford to the late Shelby and Reva Westerfield Ford. A simple man, Shelby enjoyed hard work, carpentry, fixing things and tinkering with lawn mowers and old cars. He loved animals especially his pets. Shelby never met a stranger and liked to...
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Mary Catherine Elder

January 11, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Mary Catherine Elder, 90, of Owensboro, passed away January 20, 2018. She was born January 11, 1928 to the late Leo Van and Mary Elizabeth Settles. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. As a young lady, she was employed by General Electric and Kentucky Electronics. Mary was instrumental in establishing the first Al...
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Phillip Anthony Peveler

June 22, 1968 - January 19, 2018

Phillip Anthony Peveler, 49, of Whitesville, KY passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. He was born June 22, 1968 to the late Carolyn Bullington and Willard Peveler. Phillip was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rick Peveler; nephew, Matthew Peveler Survivors include his wife Tina Peveler of Whitesville; his sons, Andrew Peveler and Phillip Peveler II;...
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Ethel Pean

March 27, 1927 - January 18, 2018

Ethel Pean, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Habit to the late Homer and Ethel Taylor Pean. Ms. Pean worked as a collection clerk for General Electric and MPD and retired after 49 years of service. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church, West Central Kentucky Family Research Association, AARP and Golden...
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Mary Ashworth Manley

September 7, 1933 - January 17, 2018

Mary Ashworth Manley, 84 of Philpot, passed away January 17, 2018.Mary was born September 7, 1933 in Reed, Kentucky to the late Arthur and Nellie Simpson Ashworth. Mary was a long-time member of Bethabara Baptist Church and an active member of the churches quilting club. A homemaker, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; Mary was not the idle type and always spent her time loving and...
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Charles T. Gardner

June 4, 1931 - January 17, 2018

Charles T. Gardner, 86, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his home. He was born June 4, 1931 to the late Phillip Aaron "PA" and Pearly May Gardner in Butler County, KY. Charles served as an MP in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Aleris after 31 years of service. He is preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Sue Gardner in 2007; his sister, Margie Finch;...
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Beverly Naomi Slaughter

February 16, 1959 - January 17, 2018

Beverly Naomi Slaughter, 58, of Owensboro passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Mrs. Slaughter was born February 16, 1959 in Owensboro to the late William Robert Owsley Sr. and Anita Jackson Owsley. Beverly graduated from OHS in 1978. She was employed at the Executive Inn and later at Packaging Unlimited. Beverly loved everyone and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining her family and...
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Lena R. Acton Tinsley

April 28, 1932 - January 17, 2018

Lena R. Acton Tinsley, 85, of Evansville, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at University Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Evansville. She was born April 28, 1932 in Ohio County to the late Levi and Cecil Collins Acton. Lena had worked for Dr. Merrill Schell and his wife Evelyn for a number of years. Then she worked at the American Tobacco Co. for 15...
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Charles L. Wimsatt

September 9, 1950 - January 16, 2018

Charles L. Wimsatt, 67, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Mr. Wimsatt was born September 9, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Owen and Kathryn Ford Wimsatt. Charlie graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and worked for Titan Contracting as a Superintendent for over 30 years. He loved to work and traveled all over the country with his job....
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Sharon Heady

June 21, 1942 - January 16, 2018

Sharon Rose Tremor Heady, 75, of Maceo went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. After a long battle with dementia and congestive heart failure, she passed away peacefully at home. Sharon's grandparents Maude and Lee Faulkerson were founders of Hall St. Baptist Church. Sharon grew up as a child in that church and then came to be married to her husband, Larry Heady at Hall St....
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Mary J. "Bobbie" Head

November 24, 1928 - January 16, 2018

Mary J. "Bobbie" Head, 89, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Carmel Home. She was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late William and Mary Jessie Mattingly French. Mrs. Head had been a stenographer for Farmer's Co Op, worked in the office at Modern Laundry and Cleaners, was employed at General Electric and retired from S.W. Anderson's Department Store where she worked...
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James "Jim" Hodskins

March 8, 1923 - January 15, 2018

James Alphonsus ("Jim") Hodskins, age 94, died peacefully in Owensboro, Kentucky on January 15, 2018. Jim was born on March 8, 1923, and was preceded in death by Louise, his wife of 65 years; by his parents, Allie and Mary; and by his siblings Eugene, Henry, Paul, Herman, Cecilia, and Mary Louis. He is survived by his sons Mike, David, Roger and Steven, eight grandchildren and six great...
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Brookelynne Kyarra Shannon

August 3, 2004 - January 15, 2018

Brookelynne Kyarra Shannon, 13, of Owensboro, passed away at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY January 15, 2018. Brookelynne was born August 3, 2004 in Owensboro. Her parents are Jamie Shannon and Armund Taylor. She was an 8th grader at Burns Middle School and planned on attending Owensboro High School next year to continue the legacy of her Dad and Mamaw. Brookelynne was a member of the...
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Mary E. "Betty" Booker

February 17, 1919 - January 14, 2018

Mary E. "Betty" Booker, 98, of Philpot, passed away January 14, 2018, at her home. Mary was born in Daviess County to the late Robert Joseph and Elizabeth Wink Bumm on February 17, 1919. Betty was a lifelong member of Saint Mary of The Woods Catholic Church and a member of The Legion of Mary. The parish picnic was always important to Betty as she was the head supervisor of the "Relish Department...
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Sonja Renae Gupton Cardwell

September 8, 1955 - January 14, 2018

Sonja Renae Gupton Cardwell, 62, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home. Born in Muhlenberg County on September 8, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Shirley Thompson Lee. Mrs. Cardwell worked for the Daviess County Public Schools where she was a teacher's aide at River Valley. She attended Owensboro Christian Church and enjoyed traveling to Flea Markets...
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Faith Velma Reed

April 29, 1920 - January 13, 2018

Faith V. Reed was always moving upward. Born on April 29, 1920, the sixth of seven children of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas to farmers, Ward and Nettie Hunt, young Faith Hunt would "rise up" early in the morning to pick cotton in the fields. Her youngest sister Mildred "Millie" Giffin, of Indianapolis, IN, is the only sibling to survive her. In her final year of high school, she "jumped up" to a...
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Mark Steven "Steve" Wardrip

September 25, 1952 - January 13, 2018

Mark Steven "Steve" Wardrip, 65, of Owensboro, KY, passed away January 13, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born September 25, 1952 to Milton and Wilma Gough Wardrip. Steve was a dreamer who loved to create, whether it be music on his bass guitar, writing, or building things. He was adventurous and enjoyed traveling, his favorite destination being Flagler Beach, FL. Steve was...
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Margaret U. Kerrick

October 19, 1924 - January 12, 2018

Margaret U. Kerrick, 93, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born October 19, 1924, to Wasson and Neva Taylor Uzzell, she grew up in Paris, TX, and graduated from Baylor University. In 1946, the city girl married a Daviess Countian, the late Fay W. Kerrick, and began learning the skills of a farm wife. After ten years near Panther, they...
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Ardis Lea Hamilton

July 4, 1951 - January 11, 2018

Ardis L. Hamilton, 66, of Owensboro passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Hammond, Indiana on July 4th, 1951 to the late Thomas and Virginia Hanna. Ardis came to Owensboro in order to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Mrs. Hamilton taught school in Beaver Dam and Owensboro. She was...
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Dorothy Shaver Gray

August 17, 1924 - January 11, 2018

Dorothy Shaver Gray, 93, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 17, 1924, in McLean Co. to the late Odis and Clara Thomas Shaver. Dorothy was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and had been a devoted member of Hall Street Baptist Church for over 70 years where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir, and...
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Joyce Griffin Baxter

June 9, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Joyce Griffin Baxter, 91, previously of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Atria Assisted Living in Elizabethtown, KY. Mrs. Baxter was born June 9, 1926 in Mayfield, KY to the late Orvis and Ruth Nichols Griffin. She attended Murray State University and earned her Associates Degree from Nashville College of Health Sciences. Joyce then worked as a lab-tech at the Doctor's...
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Rita E. Hill

September 17, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Rita E. Hill, 91, of Owensboro, passed away January 10, 2018 at Wellington Parc. Rita was born in Daviess Co. to the late Raymond and Ora Hagan on September 17, 1926, Rita worked at G.E and later at M.P.D., where she retired. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and enjoyed walking, reading and raising a flower garden. Rita was preceded in death by sons; Jimmy Hill, Larry Hill and...
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Teresa Montgomery Stallings

April 18, 1947 - January 10, 2018

Teresa Montgomery Stallings, 70, of Owensboro has gone to her heavenly home to rest in peace. She passed away Thursday, January 10, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Stallings was born April 18, 1947, in Owensboro, to the late James Pius and Rena V. Hendrix Montgomery. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church for the greatest part of her life and presently a member of Lourdes Catholic Church. Teresa...
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James Haymen "Sam" Ward

November 26, 1930 - January 10, 2018

James Haymen "Sam" Ward, 87, of the Carmel Home, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 26, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas to the late James Ira and Mary Beatrice Peak Ward. Sam was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1074. He was retired from Wyndall's Foodland...
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Anita Jeanette Runyon Word

September 26, 1951 - January 8, 2018

Anita Jeanette Runyon Word, 66, of Owensboro died Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Hospice of Western Kentucky's Heartford House. Born in Chehalis, Washington, Anita was the youngest of six siblings born to her parents, the late Hervie and Ressie Runyon. She grew up loving the outdoors and seeing the views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Hood from her front yard. Her love of the mountains and...
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Ronald J. Busch

April 12, 1952 - January 7, 2018

Ronald J. Busch, 65, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was a well- known Master Guitarist in the St. Louis area who performed extensively over his career. For over 42 years he taught music at the Ron Busch Guitar Studio School of Modern Music. He instructed across a wide range of instruments and styles, including jazz, rock, folk and classical. Many of...
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Rita Marie Crowe Rice

December 8, 1960 - January 7, 2018

Rita Marie Crowe Rice, 57, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born December 8, 1960 in Owensboro, to the late Charles (C.W.) and Mary Mildred Goins Pinkston. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed camping and watching wrestling. Rita worked many years as a CNA. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger Dale Rice Sr...
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John Thomas Koller

June 7, 1937 - January 5, 2018

John Thomas Koller, 80, of Owensboro and Henderson, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born June 7, 1937 in Philpot, he was the son of the late John Nicholas and Bessie Abbott Koller. Mr. Koller retired from Commonwealth Aluminum but his true love was farming. He attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Henderson and was a member of Pleasant...
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Randall "Buck" D Merritt

May 25, 1965 - January 5, 2018

Randall "Buck" D. Merritt, 53, of Utica, died January 5, 2018 at his home with his mother by his side. Buck worked at Pilot Steel as a professional painter. He loved his motorcycle, his dogs " Bubby Boyz & little Al", and life. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Merritt Sr; sister, Debra Merritt Westerfield, and brother, Charles W. Merritt Jr. Survivors include his mother...
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Debra "Debbie" Ann Burden

September 16, 1958 - January 3, 2018

Debra "Debbie" Ann Burden, 59, passed away January 3, 2018 at home. She was born September 16, 1958 in Daviess Co. to the late James and Alice Clark. Debra was a CNA at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed playing Bingo, singing, fishing, dancing and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and was known to her nieces and nephews as Aunt "Uncle" Debbie. She is...
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Faye Sims Constant

February 14, 1943 - January 3, 2018

Faye Sims "Ms. Faye" Constant, 74, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky and surrounded by her family. Faye captured hearts as a Valentine baby born on February 14, 1943 to the late Mary Richard (Lush) and Shelby Sims in Grayson County. She made it her life's mission to care for others' homes and children as if they were her own....
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Gerald "Jerry" E. Millay

September 5, 1945 - January 3, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" E. Millay, 72, of Masonville, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home. He was born September 5, 1945 in Daviess Co. to the late Eugene and Mary Seaton Millay. Jerry was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and was retired from Modern Welding after 45 years as a truck driver. He was a U. S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran having served from 1963 until 1969 and...
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Reeca D. Chambers

March 23, 1962 - January 2, 2018

Reeca D. Chambers, 55, of Chandler, IN passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home. She was born March 23, 1962 to Shelba Chambers and the late Tommy Chambers. She was employed at Berry Global where she worked as a machine operator. Reeca loved crocheting, enjoyed making crafts, and liked to throw knives. She was passionate about her kids and her grandkids. Reeca was a very giving and...
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Anita Elizabeth Mitchell

July 2, 1928 - January 2, 2018

Anita Elizabeth Mitchell, 89, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home. She was born in Owensboro to the late Max Edward and Elizabeth Catherine Norris Keller. Mrs. Mitchell was a dedicated homemaker and a lifetime member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church in Stanley. Her involvement there included the choir and many hours of volunteer work in the church and school...
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Minnie Sue Ross

May 17, 1924 - December 31, 2017

Minnie Sue Ross, 93, of Corinth, TX, passed away December 31, 2017 at Avanti Senior Living and Memory Care, Flower Mound, Tx She was born May 17, 1924 in Russellville, KY to the late Ellis and Linda May Montgomery.She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Ross in 2001. Sue was a Registered Nurse in the Labor and Delivery unit at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital till her retirement. ...
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Hannah Stanley Wells

September 22, 1933 - December 31, 2017

Hannah Stanley Wells, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at her home. She was born September 22, 1933 in Ohio Co. to the late Dr. Eugene E. and Florence Turley Stanley. Hannah was a member of Dawson Baptist Church and was a retired manager and server with the Gabe's Restaurants and the Briarpatch Restaurant. She loved her fellowship with her friends at Garden Grace...
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Tony R. Villanueva

December 26, 1959 - December 30, 2017

Tony R. Villanueva, 58, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Villanueva was born December 26, 1959 in Owensboro to the late Francisco Villanueva Sr. and Myrtle Evans Villanueva. Tony never met a stranger and was the type of person that brightened others day. He had a good sense of humor and contagious laughter. He will be sorely missed...
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Kevin Ray Hamilton

January 25, 1968 - December 29, 2017

Kevin Ray Hamilton, 49, of Owensboro passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home. Mr. Hamilton was born January 25, 1968, in Owensboro, to Donald R. Hamilton and Martha J. Foster Hamilton. He graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1986 and worked for the City of Owensboro for 25 years as a concrete finisher. He enjoyed being outside working in the yard and spending time with his...
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Samuel Morton Tanner

June 25, 1933 - December 29, 2017

Samuel Morton Tanner, 84, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Tanner was a committed Christian and devoted member of Crosspointe Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was an ardent supporter of his family, having missed very few of the sporting events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even though a fan of Southern Gospel...
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Mary Sue Newton

March 31, 1941 - December 27, 2017

Mary Sue Newton, 76, of Owensboro, passed away December 27, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Daviess Co., March 31, 1941 to the late Bernard and Isabelle Gaddis Everly, Mary was a homemaker. She enjoyed her time spent with family. Mary's children were her life and she strived to make sure they were loved and always supported them. She enjoyed watching cartoons, getting her...
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Jimmy Kelley

December 22, 1958 - December 24, 2017

Jimmy Kelley, 59, of Owensboro, KY, passed away December 24, 2017, at his home. He was born December 22, 1958 in Whitesville, KY to the late James Carol Kelley and Lorine White Eversole. Jimmy worked for Miles Farm Supply for 15 years, and worked in trucking for 25+ years. He enjoyed daily conversations with his friends, grilling, and spending time with his grandkids. He liked German shepherds,...
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Deborah "Debbie" Blincoe

May 30, 1967 - December 24, 2017

Debbi Ferguson Hunter Blincoe, 50, passed away December 24, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born May 30, 1967 in Madisonville, KY. Debbi loved people and enjoyed taking care of them. She showed this daily by loving her family and also being a social worker. Debbi was a good cook and always had a great smile and will be missed by so many. Debbi was preceded in death by...
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Myrtle Oletta Conley

December 6, 1925 - December 22, 2017

Myrtle O. Conley, 92, of Masonville passed into the loving arms of Jesus on December 22 surrounded by her family. She was born December 6, 1925 in Sacramento to the late Oscar Phegley and Nellie Willoughby Phegley. She attended Hall Street Baptist Church in her younger years where she served faithfully in the nursery caring for the babies she loved so well, and also sang in the choir and worked...
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Maude T. Guze

April 2, 1925 - December 22, 2017

Maude T. Guze, 92, of Hartford, KY passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born April 2, 1925 to the late Charles and Ella Titus. Maude was the oldest attending member of Adaburg Baptist Church in Hartford and she had a passion for reading. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Guze in 2006. She is survived by her caregivers. A...
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Sherry Ann Millay Hurst

December 21, 2017

Sherry Ann Millay Hurst, 50, of Owensboro, went to be with our Lord Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her parent's home, surrounded by family. A 1986 graduate of Daviess County High School, she was a member of St Pius X Catholic Church. Sherry was retired from the Daviess County Detention Center (DCDC) where she worked as a floor deputy and gained the respect of not only her fellow employees but...
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E. Louis Johnson

August 8, 1937 - December 19, 2017

E. Louis Johnson, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Owensboro, Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School, attended Brescia College, and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky from which he received a Bachelor of Science, and the University of Kentucky College of Law from which he received a Juris Doctor. Louis Johnson's passion was...
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Mary Helen Jackson

March 17, 1932 - December 19, 2017

Mary Helen Jackson, 85, of Owensboro, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born March 17, 1932 in Utica, KY to the late William Arthur and Louise Vanover Beard. Helen was married to Basil Jackson on January 28, 1989. She was retired and had worked at Westinghouse, General Electric, and M.P.D. Helen attended Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting...
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Vivian Marie Ambrose DeJarnette

July 12, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Vivian Marie Ambrose DeJarnette, 86, of Owensboro passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Habit, KY on July 12, 1931 to Golda Mae and Rollie Ambrose, the youngest of seven children. A graduate of Daviess County High School, she had a number of jobs in the course of her life including Guenther Hardware Store, Texas Gas, and Mel's Music. ...
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Kevonjua Carltez Allen

September 17, 1994 - December 17, 2017

Kevonjua C. Allen, 23, of Henderson, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Owensboro. He was born September 17, 1994 in Evansville, IN. He was a 2012 graduate of Apollo High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Hamilton on April 1, 2011, foster brother, Devin Fields on November 5, 2017, grandmother, Vernita Bridges, and an aunt, Dametrice Taylor....
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Philip A. "Karrson" Stuart II

March 28, 1979 - December 17, 2017

Philip A. Stuart II, 38, of Terre Haute, IN, passed away peacefully December 17, 2017, under the care of Hospice. He was known by his loved ones and friends as Karrson. Karrson was born March 28, 1979, in Elizabethtown, KY to the late Philip and Melba Tallie Stuart. He was a loyal and dedicated member of Sigma Alpha Mu of the Beta Omega chapter. Karrson is survived by his wife, Brandi Stuart;...
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Bruce Edward Hutchinson

May 19, 1954 - December 16, 2017

Bruce Edward Hutchinson, 63, of Owensboro passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Bruce was born May 19, 1954 in Owensboro to Richard J. and Gwen Russell Hutchinson. Bruce graduated from Daviess County High School in 1972, and then entered the United States Marine Corps where he served from 1973 from 1978. During his time in the Corps he served as a radar electronics technician at 29 Palms...
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Tonya Lynette Ford

May 26, 1970 - December 16, 2017

Tonya Lynette Ford, 47, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, December 16 at her home. Mrs. Ford was born May 26, 1970 in Owensboro to the late John Rouse and Linda Hagan Rouse. Tonya loved her family and all people. She never met a stranger and could turn a bad day into a good one just by her friendliness and smile. She was a career server at several local restaurants, but she considered Moon-lite...
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Kevin Wayne Baize

June 17, 1993 - December 16, 2017

Kevin Wayne Baize, 24, passed away December 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 17, 1993 to Jason Wayne Purcell and Tonya LeAnn Baize. Kevin was a soft hearted and outgoing person. He enjoyed working on cars and listening to music. Kevin also loved spending time with friends and his family, especially his daughter. Kevin is preceded in death by his...
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William A. McManus, Jr.

September 16, 1926 - December 15, 2017

Dr. William A. McManus, Jr., 91, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home in Owensboro. Born in Cairo, IL September 16, 1926, Dr. McManus was a graduate of Owensboro High School, Centre College, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He served his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Returning to Owensboro he was a member of the Owensboro Surgical Group from...
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DeVera Davis

December 12, 2017

DeVera Diane Davis, 79, of Maceo passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at her home. Born in Mt Carmel, IL of April 19, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Kathleen Woolsey Saulmon and was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis was an artist and designed Teddy Bears for many years as the owner of the Old Trunk Bear Company. She made Teddy Bears that have been sold all...
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Jean Campbell Kirk

April 6, 1956 - December 11, 2017

Jean Campbell Kirk, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on December 11, 2017, while surrounded by her loved ones at the Heartford House, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born April 6, 1956, in Provo, Utah, to the late Mayna and Bud Campbell. Jean was an avid reader, lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed gardening, especially her herb...
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