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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

Jean Fulkerson

November 17, 1929 - February 18, 2020

Jean Fulkerson, 90, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born November 17, 1929 in Daviess County to the late Alphonsus and Forrest Lee Gough, Jean attended St. Francis Academy and soon afterwards married Robert Fulkerson, a neighborhood boy she had grown up knowing. She began working for G.E. in several different capacities for 35 years as...
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Peggy Eaton Hendry

April 20, 1947 - February 17, 2020

Peggy Eaton Hendry, 72, of Glasgow, Ky., formerly of McLean Co., passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green. She was born April 20, 1947 in McLean Co. to the late Harold Eaton and Martine White Powell. Peggy had worked as a dental technician and was of the Methodist faith. She was a great lover of animals and was quite the jokester. Peggy was...
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Rose Marie Cotton Talbott

April 27, 1956 - February 17, 2020

Rose Marie Cotton Talbott, 63, of Lewisport, passed away February 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 27, 1956 in Lewisport to William Cotton and Lillian Cotton Jones. Rose enjoyed sewing, crafts, and music. She especially loved her momma, her girls, and her grandchildren. Rose was a fan of the Tennessee Volunteers, and of American Idol, but she was disappointed she...
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Cody W. Evans

December 16, 1933 - February 16, 2020

Cody Willis Evans, 86, died peacefully at his home in Owensboro on the evening of February 16. The son of Deales "Greek" and Effie Pearl Evans, Cody was born on December 16, 1933 in Whitesville, Kentucky. Cody attended Whitesville High School and later Daviess County High School. While still in school, he began working summers for Green River Electric Corporation. He assumed a full-time...
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Helen "Dorothy" Knott

March 12, 1933 - February 16, 2020

Helen "Dorothy" Knott, 86, of Sorgho, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born March 12, 1933 in St. Johns, KY to the late George and Bernadette Thompson Williams. Dorothy attended high school at Presentation and St. Vincent Academy, where she played volleyball and basketball and won a city championship. She was a devout...
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Thomas Elwood Castlen

August 3, 1924 - February 16, 2020

Thomas Elwood Castlen, 95, of Owensboro passed away peacefully at home with his family around him on February 16, 2020. Elwood was born August 3, 1924 in Thruston, the fourth child of William E. & Mary Ellen Wood Castlen. He attended St. Frances Academy, Daviess County High School, Western Kentucky State Teachers College and Brescia University. He was committed to the value of education and...
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Mary Agnes Green

July 1, 1915 - February 15, 2020

Mary Agnes Green, born in Graysville, IN, July 1, 1915, passed away peacefully in her sleep February 15, 2020 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mary Agnes had a long, full life and adapted easily to changing times. In her 104 years she went from riding in a horse drawn carriage with her grandfather Durham, a country doctor making house calls, to surfing the internet! As a...
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Alfred Eugene Whitsett

October 24, 1963 - February 14, 2020

Alfred Eugene Whitsett, 56, of Maceo, passed away February 14, 2020. He was born October 24, 1963 in Louisville to Perry and Catherine Gibbs Whitsett. Alfred enjoyed fishing and was a fan of NASCAR and country music. More than anything, he loved his children. He was preceded in death by his father, Perry Whitsett; and a brother, Gerald Whitsett. Alfred is survived by his wife of 28 years,...
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Kathryn Blincoe

July 9, 1932 - February 13, 2020

Kathryn Blincoe, 87 of Owensboro passed away February 13, 2020 at her home. She was born in Petit, Kentucky, July 9, 1932, to the late John P. and Lula Krahwinkle Hamilton. Kathryn was retired from the Daviess County School System where she served as a bus driver and then a bus monitor. She was a member of St. Pius Tenth Catholic Church. Aside from her parents, Kathryn is preceded in...
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Connie Bassett

September 1, 1956 - February 10, 2020

Connie Bassett, 63, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born with intellectual and developmental disabilities and spent most of her adult life at Wendell Foster. Connie enjoyed food, especially her own dessert creations. She also loved music and liked being outdoors. Connie, her special smile and her funny laugh will be dearly missed...
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Gabrielle Marie Jean Gustin Watson

June 3, 1928 - February 10, 2020

Gabrielle Marie Jean Gustin Watson, our Gaby, passed away peacefully while taking a nap Monday, February 10, 2020 at Hillcrest Signature Skilled Nursing Facility. She was 91. Gaby was truly a member of the greatest generation. A war bride from World War II, she was born in a small Flemish village outside of Brussels, Belgium. Gaby lived a life based upon her personal admonition that "You just...
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Stanley A. N. Dawdy

January 22, 1922 - February 9, 2020

Stanley A.N. Dawdy, 98, of Maceo, passed away February 9, 2020, at his home. He was born January 22, 1922, in Lawton, Iowa, to the late Fred and Arrilla Dawdy. Stanley loved fishing at Carpenter Lake in Maceo, and attending auctions and garage sells, and even had his own booth set up at the local consumer mall for years. He had earned a degree in horticulture and was an avid gardener, he loved...
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Randal "Randy Scott" Seesengood

January 14, 1964 - February 9, 2020

Randal "Randy Scott" Seesengood, 56, of Owensboro, passed away February 9, 2020 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Randy was born January 14, 1964 in Louisville, KY. He was a graduate of Owensboro Vocational School and then went on to work as a D.J. for WBIO. Randy loved cooking, grilling and race cars. He was a Bengals fan and enjoyed time with friends and family. Randy was preceded...
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Blake Leucht

October 9, 1963 - February 9, 2020

Blake Leucht, 56, of Leitchfield, passed away February 9, 2020. Blake was born in Owensboro on October 9, 1963, to Robert and Sharon Tevault Leucht. Blake and his wife Teresa were the owners of Rough River Pizza Company and Inn in Leitchfield. A generous man who never met a stranger, Blake was always helping others in any way he could, always asking others, "What do you need?" He enjoyed...
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Maurice Keith "Soup" Magruder

July 6, 1926 - February 8, 2020

Maurice Keith "Soup" Magruder, 93, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020. He was born July 6, 1926 in McLean Co. to the late Ferd M. and Phronia Troutman Magruder. Maurice was retired as a core analyst in the oil industry with Williams and Company and also had worked as a truck driver for Matlock Trucking Co. He was a member of the former Seven Hills Baptist Church and loved...
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Rob Clouse

January 26, 1973 - February 8, 2020

Rob Clouse, 47, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday February 8, 2020 at University of Louisville Hospital. He was born January 26, 1973 in Owensboro. Rob started his passion for the military at a young age listening to stories from his grandfather, reading books, spending all four years of high school in the ROTC and was even in the Army Reserves his senior year. After high school graduation he...
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Samuel L. Smiser

September 10, 1945 - February 7, 2020

Samuel L. Smiser, 74, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born September 10, 1945 in Daviess Co. to the late James Lewis and Agnes Marie Nalley Smiser. Samuel had worked for Griffin Electric, Dynalectric Co., and Hannan Supply from which he retired. He was of the Catholic faith, and enjoyed golfing, watching Nascar...
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Clint Ross

July 18, 1934 - February 6, 2020

Clint Ross, 85, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday February 6, 2020 at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson. He was a member of Owensboro Church of Christ and retired from Aleris Corp. Clint was a U. S. Army veteran, loved listening to bluegrass music, and loved spending time with his family. Clint was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Ollie Bowling Ross,...
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Joseph Damian "Joe" Alvey

March 31, 1938 - February 5, 2020

Joseph Damian "Joe" Alvey, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his home while under the care of Hospice. He was was born March 31, 1938 in St. Joseph to the late Elmer and Anna Montgomery Alvey. Joe was a member of Panther Creek Baptist Church and a retired carpenter with Lanham Bros. Construction Co. He had a great sense of humor and loved making people laugh. Joe...
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Sherry Layman Steele

May 17, 1946 - February 5, 2020

Sherry Layman Steele, 73, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born May 17, 1946 in Daviess County to the late Delbert and Virginia Boone Layman, Sherry graduated from Owensboro High School (class of 1964). As an outgoing person, she never met a stranger and most knew her as "Miss Sherry". As a spunky 4'7" spitfire, she could ask very...
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Simon Bartholome Sanders

November 10, 1937 - February 4, 2020

Simon Bartholome Sanders, 82, of Owensboro, passed away February 4, 2020. He was born November 10, 1937 in Evansville, IN to the late Hyland G. and Alice Sanders. Simon was a loving and active man who found comfort in his faith in God. He loved his family and traveling with his best friend and love, Patricia, who preceded him in death. Simon also spent much of his time loving and caring for...
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Brenda Joy Winstead

January 19, 1952 - February 4, 2020

Brenda Joy Winstead, 68, of Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born January 19, 1952 in Daytona Beach, Florida to the late Warren and Polly Crenshaw Lastinger. Brenda had worked in the dietary Department at Riverside Nursing Home in Calhoun. Surviving is a daughter, Kristy Hodges. There will be no visitation or services. ...
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Mollie Bissmeyer

July 22, 1933 - February 4, 2020

Mollie Bissmeyer, 86, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Twin Lakes Assisted Living in Cincinnati. Born in Owensboro, a daughter of the late Leo K. and Helen Lingang Mills, she graduated from St. Frances Academy and the St. Joseph School of Nursing in Louisville. She expressed her passion for caring for people in her professional career as an intensive care nurse at...
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Anthony Eugene Hurm

August 21, 1936 - February 3, 2020

Anthony Eugene Hurm, 83, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home following years of illnesses that included Alzheimer's Disease. He was born in Daviess County to the late Hubert D. and Corine A. Ralph Hurm. Mr. Hurm served in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1961. He was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Eugene was a hard worker who...
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Rachel M. Snodgrass

July 27, 1961 - February 3, 2020

Rachel M. Snodgrass, 58, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born July 27, 1961 in Elizabethtown to Joseph Dean Hartz and the late Mary Strange, Rachel graduated from Owenboro Catholic High School where she enjoyed playing volleyball. She attended the Owensboro Vocational and Technical School where she received her certificate as an...
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Clara Mae Conway Beckhart

July 7, 1939 - February 2, 2020

Clara Mae Conway Beckhart, 80, of Masonville, passed away February 2, 2020. She was born in Daviess County to the late Parvin and Nancy Sipes Conway. Clara retired from J.C. Penney after 33 years, loved U.K. Basketball and was a part of various bowling leagues. She had a big heart and a lot of love for her grandkids. Clara was also preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Ray Beckhart;...
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Louis Taylor

October 22, 1920 - February 1, 2020

Louis Taylor, 99, of Owensboro, passed away February 1, 2020 at Wellington Parc. He was born October 22, 1920, in Jefferson County, KY, to the late Olie and Charlotte Williams Taylor. Louis served in the US Army during World War II and was a proud Veteran, earning many medals and gold stars. He served in the Asiatic Pacific War and was near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Louis retired from...
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William "Dub" Mattingly

August 12, 1931 - February 1, 2020

William "Dub" Mattingly, 88, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born August 12, 1931 in Daviess County to the late Herbert L. Mattingly and Mary Reynolds Mattingly, Bill served in the Army during the Korean War where he fought with the 32nd Infantry regiment, 7th infantry division. He participated in two successful amphibious invasions...
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Kenneth H. Whitehouse

June 17, 1929 - February 1, 2020

Kenneth Hoover Whitehouse, 90, of Owensboro, entered into his eternal rest Feb 1, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Ken was a Korean war veteran, a long-time civil servant retiring as Postmaster after a 31 year career with the US Postal service. Kenneth was a lifelong member of the Breckenridge Street United Methodist Church where he served many roles including choir member, Sunday school...
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Ann Newton

July 18, 1933 - January 31, 2020

Ann Newton, 86, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully January 31, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born July 18, 1933 in Breckinridge County, KY to the late Charles and Mary Ellen Ball. Ann married the love of her life, Charles Newton, on August 2, 1952, at only 18 years old. They had met at age 13 at church and wrote letters all through high school, and after graduation decided to marry....
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Barbara Ford Belcher

January 20, 1938 - January 31, 2020

Barbara Ford Belcher, 82, of Owensboro, passed away Friday January 31, 2020 at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born January 20, 1938 in Henderson, to the late Ora Evans Sr. and Lola Stone Evans. Barbara loved her family more than anything and enjoyed talking about them to anyone who would lend an ear. She was a Kentucky Colonel, loved her yearly...
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Shirley Ann Gerkin Haynes

November 20, 1941 - January 30, 2020

Shirley Ann Gerkin Haynes, 78, of Owensboro, passed away January 30, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born November 20, 1941 in Mitchell, IN, to the late Paul and Mary Chenault Harris. Shirley was a faithful member of Owensboro Christian Church, where she had been baptized. She enjoyed gardening and shopping, and loved her dog, Maggie. Her family will remember her as...
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Reyburn Watson Ford

November 17, 1932 - January 30, 2020

Reyburn Watson Ford, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away peacefully at his home with his family on January 30, 2020. He was born in Owensboro in 1932 to the late Ernest M. Ford and Irene Schenk Ford and raised on the family farm in Thruston, Kentucky, which he remembered fondly throughout his life. In 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Jean "Dot" Strehl Ford, with whom he...
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James "Walkie" Bertram

March 12, 1935 - January 29, 2020

James "Walkie" Bertram, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday January 29, 2020 at Signature HealthCARE of Hartford Rehab & Wellness Center. He was born March 12, 1935 in Daviess County to the late James E. and Vera McDaniel Bertram. He very much enjoyed roller skating all of his life up into his 60's and taught many young boys and girls how to roller skate. Walkie also enjoyed dancing at many...
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David Leon Sapp

March 13, 1946 - January 25, 2020

David Leon Sapp, 73, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his home. He was born in Owensboro to the late William Wright and Margaret Geneva Henry Sapp. He earned his B.S. in Business from Brescia University. Mr. Sapp worked in sales and management for a variety of Owensboro companies. He was a longtime member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church and received the honor...
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Bettye Rae Hamilton

July 15, 1927 - January 23, 2020

Bettye Rae Hamilton, 92, of Owensboro, left her earthly home to join her Savior and her Sweetheart on January 23, 2020. She was born July 15, 1927 in San Angelo, TX to the late Mid and Eva Lena Miller. Bettye found joy in serving the Lord together with her late husband, W.E. "Bill" Hamilton. Together, they remained focused on building God's kingdom each and every day. Bettye was the...
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Brenda Jean Goodman

December 6, 1943 - January 21, 2020

Brenda Jean Goodman, 76, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Linda White Hospice House in Evansville. She was born December 6, 1943 in Daviess Co. to the late Lewis Bellamy and Lois Howard Clark. Brenda was homemaker, had worked at General Electric, and was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. She had served as a Eucharistic minister and would take communion to...
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Roy L. Estes, Jr.

June 14, 1973 - January 21, 2020

Roy L. Estes Jr., 46, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born June 14, 1973 in Daviess County to Vickie Poole Mireles and the late Roy L. Estes Sr., Roy attended Owensboro High School and worked in maintenance at Popular Grove Apartments but his favorite job was at Pizza Hut. While never married, Roy had many relatives and loved to cook and...
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Mary Edith Whitaker

September 22, 1921 - January 20, 2020

Mary Edith Whitaker, 98, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 in Owensboro. She was born September 22, 1921 in Daviess County to the late Lew Etta and Lorenzo Whitaker. Mary Edith was a graduate of Owensboro High School and worked at Ken-Rad in her younger years. She and her husband, John (J.T.) owned the Rolling Pin Pastry Shop for 37 years until retiring in 1983. Mrs....
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Franklin "Jerry" Dockery

February 14, 1953 - January 20, 2020

Franklin "Jerry" Dockery, 66, of Owensboro passed away January 20, 2020 at home. He was born in Bakersfield, CA on February 14, 1953. Jerry was a graduate of Gadsden State College and Brescia University and had worked at Alcoa. He and his wife were previous owners of Snooky's Daycare and Heritage Park Preschool and currently are owners of Bowlodrome. Jerry was a member of Macedonia Baptist...
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Scott Alan Miller

November 18, 1960 - January 19, 2020

Scott Alan Miller, 59, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born November 18, 1960 in Daviess County to the late Elza "Chick" Miller and Marilyn Moore Miller, Scott graduated from Daviess Co. High School and attended U of L before transferring to optometry school in Memphis. He later returned to Owensboro and received his Accounting degree and...
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Thomas Anthony "Tommy" Coomes, Sr.

May 21, 1950 - January 18, 2020

Thomas Anthony "Tommy" Coomes, Sr., age 69, of Owensboro, loving father and Papaw, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at University of Louisville Hospital. He was born on May 21, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Joseph Alphonsus Coomes, Jr. and Teresa Helen Boteler Coomes. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, David Eugene Coomes, Joseph Dennis Coomes, Ivan Glenn...
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James Robert Wink

February 15, 1938 - January 18, 2020

James Robert Wink, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. He was born in Daviess County to the late Valentine and Ethel Bowling Wink. James worked as a carpenter. He enjoyed woodworking, crafts, the outdoors, fishing, western movies, reading and spending time with family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine...
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Nicole Willis Calhoun

January 10, 1990 - January 18, 2020

Nicole Willis Calhoun, 30, of Owensboro, passed away January 18, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born January 10, 1990 in Evansville to Jon and Sheila Graber Willis. Nicole was a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, all things North Daviess Cougars, and her husband's musical talents. She was a 2-sport athlete in college and 3-sport athlete at NDHS. A member of the 2005...
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Cyril Thomas "Tom" Gardner

November 18, 1943 - January 17, 2020

Cyril Thomas "Tom" Gardner, 76, loving husband, father, and Papaw, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born November 18, 1943 in Grayson County. Tom graduated from Southern High School in Louisville and married the love of his life, Mary Anne Beard one year before enlisting in the U. S. Army where he served in Viet Nam. After serving his country for three years, Tom spent the next...
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Sister Emerentia Wiesner

January 16, 1924 - January 17, 2020

Sister Emerentia Wiesner, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Jan. 17, 2020 at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 78th year of religious life. She was a native of Richmond, Kan. Sister Emerentia was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., prior to the merger with Mount Saint Joseph. She was a wonderful seamstress and craft maker, whose gentleness was displayed in all of her creations. She...
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Sarah Ruth Nadler Johnson

March 12, 1952 - January 16, 2020

Sarah Ruth Nadler Johnson, 67, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday January 16, 2020 at home. She was born March 12, 1952 in Pineville, KY to the late Harry Nadler and Audrey Twinam Nadler. Sarah was a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she met the love of her life, her husband Jerry, and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing to spend 20 years caring for others. She also lovingly cared...
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Alice Jean Rittenhouse

December 15, 1949 - January 14, 2020

Alice J. Rittenhouse, 70, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 15, 1949 in Hopkins Co. to the late Elmer and Mary Edna Hickman Harris. Alice had been a homemaker and substitute teacher. She was preceded in death also by her husband, Michael Rittenhouse on April 3, 2013. Surviving are her children, Jason...
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Agatha M. Rizzardi

April 23, 1938 - January 13, 2020

Agatha M. Rizzardi, 81, of Cape Coral, Florida formerly of Owensboro passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 under the care of Hope Hospice. Born April 23, 1938 in Tiona, Pennsylvania to the late Walter and Thelma Fahey Falkinburg, Agatha enjoyed reading and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a previous member of St. Pius X Catholic Church while living in Owensboro. In addition...
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Norma Jean Grimsley Ward

September 23, 1935 - January 12, 2020

Norma Jean Grimsley Ward, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday January 12, 2020, at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born September 23, 1935 in Reed KY, to the late James W. Grimsley Sr. and Helen Collignon Grimsley. Norma attended West Louisville School, graduated from Daviess County High School in 1954 and Murray State in 1957 with a degree in...
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Thomas Robert Buzzard, Sr.

January 9, 1963 - January 11, 2020

Thomas Robert Buzzard, Sr., 57, of Philpot passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Hardy and Betty Sue Bendell Buzzard. Mr. Buzzard was a member of the Cherokee nation and very proud of his native American heritage. He had a great sense of humor and took great joy in playing practical jokes on folks. He was an avid outdoorsman;...
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Charles Gilbert Howard

August 14, 1932 - January 10, 2020

Charles Gilbert Howard, 87, of Morgantown and Owensboro passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 of a stroke at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He graduated from St. Francis High School in 1950, was a faithful member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church, and was devoted to the rosary. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired after 39 years as a Manager/Product Administrator at IBM...
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Joyce Owen Pendley Muffett

November 11, 1935 - January 9, 2020

Joyce Owen Pendley Muffett, 84, of Owensboro went home to be with her Savior Thursday, January 9, 2020 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born November 11, 1935 in Thermopolis, Wyoming to the late Leslie Emerett and Mary Jane Barnett Owen, Joyce made her way to Owensboro due to her father working in the oil fields. She graduated from Daviess Co. High School and helped her father with...
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Ann Deane

October 25, 1946 - January 8, 2020

Ann Deane 73, of Owensboro, passed away January 8, 2020. Born October 25, 1946, on a city bus in Anniston, Alabama, to the late Ruth E. Butler and Arthur Hanke, she lived a full and adventurous life. As a young child, Ann lived in many places all across the U.S, and graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Kentucky. She later graduated and received her degree from Brescia...
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Darrell Wayne Gillispie

March 12, 1953 - January 7, 2020

Darrell Wayne Gillispie, 66, of Owensboro entered into heaven on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 after a lengthy battle with kidney disease. Darrell was born March 12, 1953 in South Charleston, WV to the late James Richard and Helen Louise Smith Gillispie. He followed in his father's footsteps who trained him to be a Power House Operator at Avtex Fibers in Nitro, WV. When Avetex Fibers closed, Darrell...
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Jan Nichols Houtchen

June 2, 1938 - January 7, 2020

Jan N. Houtchen, 81, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born June 2, 1938, in Daviess County to the late James and Mildred Nichols. Jan was initially employed at G.E. before starting and raising her family who enjoyed going camping together as they grew. After the kids were grown, Jan and her husband went on several cruises and traveled to...
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Phillip Bell

August 6, 1936 - January 6, 2020

Phillip Bell, 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Wellington Parc. He was born August 6, 1936 in Daviess Co. to the late Linwood Guy and Mary Agnes Oelze Bell. Phillip was retired from Southern Tank Manufacturing as sales manager and was a life-long member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Open Door Sunday School class and had served...
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Barbara Woodward James

February 14, 1936 - January 6, 2020

Barbara Woodward James, 83, of Owensboro, passed away January 6, 2020 at Millers Merry Manor in Rockport. She was born February 14, 1936 to the late J.T. and Thelma Newman Woodward. Barbara was the proud owner of Our Place in Owensboro. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women and was a previous Vice President for a manufacturing company. Barbara was a Roman Catholic and devoted much...
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Patricia Mattingly

October 16, 1951 - January 5, 2020

Patricia Barnes Mattingly, 68, of Owensboro went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Signature Healthcare-Hillcrest. She was born October 16, 1951 in Union County, to the late Willard H. and Lois Faye Barnes. Patty was a homemaker who loved hosting parties and was a member of Grace Chapel Church. Patty was devoted to the Lord throughout her life as she could be often...
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Patrick S. "Pat" Ambrose

August 30, 1954 - January 5, 2020

Patrick S. "Pat" Ambrose, 65, of Nicholasville, formerly of Owensboro, passed away January 5, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Pat was born August 30, 1954 in Owensboro to the late Stirman Ambrose and Marie Ambrose Nunnally. He enjoyed golf and watching U.K. Sports. Pat was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael P. Ambrose. He is survived by his sister, Laurie Lawless; brother...
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Mary Elizabeth Russell Maglinger

April 9, 1929 - January 4, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Russell Maglinger, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday January 4, 2020 surrounded by the family she loved. She was born April 9, 1929 and became the greatest mom three sons and a daughter could ever hope for. Some of her greatest treasures included the salvation Jesus Christ offers to all who believe and trust in His righteousness, death and resurrection alone to bring pardon...
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Terry Lynn Tanner

January 7, 1953 - January 4, 2020

Terry Lynn Tanner, 66, of Owensboro, passed away January 4, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Fairbanks, Alaska to the late Fred Tanner Jr. and Helen Litsey Tanner. Terry, an Eagle Scout, founded Boy Scout Troop 611 in 1978 and served as Scoutmaster for 20 years. He served in multiple volunteer leadership roles locally and nationally for the Boy Scouts of America. Terry...
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Charles Leo Howard

December 12, 1930 - January 2, 2020

Charles Leo Howard, 89, of Philpot, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Wellington Parc. He was born in Whitesville to the late Joseph Orval and Mary Golda Smith Howard. Mr. Howard was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Field Packing Company after forty years of service. He had been a member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church since 1971. Leo loved reading and enjoyed golf,...
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James "Golden Eagle" Vinson

February 12, 1950 - January 2, 2020

James "Golden Eagle" Vinson, 69, of Owensboro, passed away January 2, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 12, 1950, in Owensboro to the late Harold and Betty Ellen Vinson. James was a proud Vietnam Veteran and served in the Navy. He loved dogs, motorcycles, and racecars, and had never met a stranger. James is survived by his wife of 17 years, Penny Horn Vinson;...
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Brett Hermann

September 16, 1968 - January 1, 2020

Brett Hermann, 51, of Owensboro, passed away January 1, 2020 at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky from complications of lung cancer, which spread to his brain and kidney. He was born September 16, 1968 in Owensboro, to the late James Earl Hermann (1986) and Sharon Tuttle Hermann (2004). Brett graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1986. He was...
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Perry G. Mattingly

January 17, 1961 - January 1, 2020

Perry G. Mattingly, 58, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his home. He was born in Owensboro to the late Vincent E. and Mary F. Millay Mattingly. Perry was a 1980 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High and was employed by Don Moore Collision Center. He was mechanically inclined, had worked as a machinist at G.E. and could fix just about anything. Perry enjoyed collecting...
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Nita Jean Reynolds Pierce

February 27, 1941 - December 31, 2019

Nita Jean Reynolds Pierce, a long-time resident of Owensboro, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019 at the age of 79. Ms. Pierce was born February 27, 1940 to the late Betty Barnhill Reynolds and James Otis Reynolds and was the oldest of two children. Nita attended Owensboro High School, and later married Donald Pierce of Owensboro, having two children. Divorced when her children were...
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Jaxson Ryan Goatee

December 31, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Jaxson Ryan Goatee, infant son of Mark and Evelyn Goatee passed away December 31, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Darrell Sapp. He is survived by his parents; sister, Stella Goatee; grandparents, Don and Lisa Goatee, Mike and Linda Booker; great-grandparents, Betty Cartwright and Eddie and Evelyn Varble; Uncles and aunts, Matt and Jessica...
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Lois Jean Pate

September 30, 1936 - December 31, 2019

Lois Jean Pate, 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born September 30, 1936 in Daviess Co. to the late Samuel and Thelma Clark. Lois was a member of Third Baptist Church and was retired from South Central Bell after 27 years as an operator. She also had worked at Lowe's as a telephone operator. Lois was a...
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Harold E. "Scooter" Grady

September 29, 1935 - December 30, 2019

Harold E. "Scooter" Grady, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Monday December 30, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Health Hospital. He was born September 29, 1935 in Daviess County to the late Franklin Harold Grady and Pauline Wilson Grady. Harold was a retired Master Sargent from the United States Marine Corp after serving 23 years and served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a Marine Corp...
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Brian John Loucks

August 12, 1974 - December 29, 2019

Brian John Loucks, 45, formally of Owensboro, passed away December 29, 2019, at his home in Key West, FL. Brian was born on August 12, 1974, to John and Marna Sapp Loucks. He loved living the Key West lifestyle, which cherishes family, friends, fishing and food. Brian graduated from Owensboro Senior High and attended Mississippi State University. He is survived by his parents, Dr. John and...
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Mary B. Liguori Conroy

October 27, 1945 - December 29, 2019

Mary B. Liguori Conroy, 74, of Owensboro, KY died unexpectedly at her home on the morning of Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Mary was a bright light who loved everyone who came into her orbit, but especially her only son Liam. She had an enduring love of music, movies, children, teaching, Jude Law, and full-contact hugs. Mary Bertier Liguori was born on Oct. 27, 1945 in Bridgeport, CT to Frank G. and...
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Sister Clara Reid

December 29, 2019

Sister Clara Reid, 80, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 29, 2019, in Louisville in her 60th year of religious life. She was a native of Holy Cross. Sister Clara was always on the move, embracing the latest changes in education through 50 years as a teacher and principal. She remembered all her students and loved to travel. Sister Clara taught at Blessed Mother School (1961...
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John Vernon "Diddle" Lanham

March 22, 1932 - December 29, 2019

John Vernon "Diddle" Lanham of Knottsville left for his heavenly home Sunday, December 29, 2019 after reaching the age of 87. He died peacefully within his home with his beloved wife, Wanda, whom he called "Hon" for 65 years, his daughter, boys and their families by his side. He drifted away amongst tears, laughter, and stories of memories past. Diddle was born March 22, 1932 near St....
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Francis "Lambert" Howard

December 3, 1930 - December 29, 2019

Francis "Lambert" Howard, 89, was relocated Sunday, December 29. He got an offer he couldn't refuse. In the twinkling of an eye, he was there. Walking up to the Lord, in his new glorified body, shaking His hand and saying, "I'm mighty glad to see you." Lambert was born December 3, 1930 in Whitesville to William Estil and Inez Gertrude Ward. He served in the Navy on the USS Chauncey DD667...
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Charles Henry Foster

April 9, 1930 - December 28, 2019

Charles Henry "Chuck" Foster, 89, peacefully left this world December 28, 2019 at home. He was born to the late Wesley and Martha (Burgess) Foster in Mount Hope, West Virginia. Being from West Virginia, Chuck started his work career in the coal mines. He later worked at and retired from Mideast Aluminum in Princeton, New Jersey. He proudly served 4 years in the Army National Guard. Chuck was...
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Gernie Eldridge

January 17, 1951 - December 28, 2019

Gernie Eldridge, 68, of Whitesville passed away suddenly Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his residence with loved ones by his side. Born January 17, 1951 in Boyd County to the late Ambris and Claria Keeton Eldridge, Gernie was an easy going and generous man who was always ready to help others. His small stature made him an excellent welder who could work in confined spaces. He was employed and...
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Kathleen James Courtney

September 26, 1940 - December 26, 2019

Kathleen James Courtney, 79, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Wolfe County, KY to the late Ollie and Elizabeth (Hollon) James. Kathleen loved reading, gardening, and playing games with family. She will be lovingly missed by her husband of 61 years, James Courtney; children, Vickey Payne (Louie) of Maceo, KY, Kathy...
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David E. Simpson

March 24, 1938 - December 25, 2019

David E. Simpson, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 24, 1938 in Daviess County, Kentucky. David was the president and owner of Brite-Way Sign Co. for 32 years and a member of Owensboro Christian Church for 35 years where he served as an elder for 32 years. He also served as Head of Missions and...
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Doris Mayfield

February 5, 1960 - December 24, 2019

Doris Mayfield, of Owensboro, passed away December 24, 2019 at home surrounded by family. She was born February 5, 1960 to the late Glendle Lee and Rozella Jones Boyken. Doris loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Amanda Nicole Mayfield, sister Rhonda Gail Smith, and nephew Joshua Anthony Tolson. ...
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Bill Froehlich

December 14, 1930 - December 24, 2019

Bill Froehlich, family man, businessman, and civic leader, passed away December 24, 2019. He was 89. William Joseph Froehlich was born December 14, 1930, one of twelve children of the late Paul and Ava Harl Froehlich. Bill was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and attended Brescia University. He worked at Wyndall's before joining the United States Navy. While serving in Hawaii he met and...
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Ira Wilson Guffey

September 21, 1924 - December 23, 2019

Ira Wilson Guffey, 95, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Monday December 23, 2019. He was born in Owensboro to the late Ira Samuel and Ollie Mae Wilson Guffey. He served his country in the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific theater during World War II and witnessed the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender marking the end of hostilities from the war. Ira and Betsy...
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Donald R. Helm

October 26, 1935 - December 23, 2019

Donald R. Helm, 84, of Owensboro passed away Monday, December 23, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born October 26, 1935 in Whitesville to the late Ollie and Bessie Greer Helm, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 years old and was assigned to the U.S.S. Midway. He loved to work on cars with his brothers and enjoyed visiting the casinos. Don also was preceded in death by...
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Regina Ann Farmer

February 23, 1938 - December 21, 2019

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, Regina Ann Farmer, loving mother of two, passed away at the age of 81 in her home. Regina was born on February 23, 1938, in Owensboro, to James and Marie Brockman. She graduated from Owensboro Technical High School in 1956. Regina had a passion for Jesus and helping others, and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She loved visiting with family, especially...
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Lois McCamish Spencer

May 23, 1928 - December 21, 2019

Lois McCamish Spencer, 91, passed gently into the waiting arms of her Lord and Savior on December 21, 2019. Waiting to welcome her heavenly arrival was her husband Earl and her daughter Phyllis. Left behind to celebrate her life are her daughters Paula Hammers and Pam Totten; grandchildren Brad (Sandra) Hammers, Ashley (Danny) Crowe, and Craig Trotten; and multiple great-grandchildren. Lois...
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Alisha Miller Burris

October 22, 1975 - December 20, 2019

Alisha Miller Burris, 44, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away Friday December 20, 2019 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She was born October 22, 1975 in Bloomington, Indiana to Larry and Lana Miller. Alisha graduated from Indiana University, her master's from Austin Peay State University and also her Rank 1. She worked for the Sarasota County School system before going to work for...
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Evelyn Wandola Miller-Henry

December 20, 1925 - December 19, 2019

Wandola Miller-Henry, 93, of Murfreesboro, TN, formerly of Owensboro and Bowling Green, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Creekside at Three Rivers in Murfreesboro. She was born December 20, 1925 in Daviess Co. to the late Henry Joseph and Clara Josephine Wheatley Miller. Wandola was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She had been a member of the Eastern Star Acacia Chapter #46,...
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Evelyn Nofcier Triplett

April 28, 1922 - December 18, 2019

Evelyn Nofcier Triplett, 97, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at her daughter's home. She was born April 28, 1922 in Chicago to The Reverend William L. and Eulala Nofcier. She graduated in 1944 from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky with a degree in Psychology and earned a degree in Library Science from the University of Kentucky. She met her husband, George V. Triplett, III while...
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Stephen Michael "Mike" Miller

May 30, 1968 - December 17, 2019

Stephen Michael "Mike" Miller, 51, of Owensboro, passed away December 17, 2019. He was born May 30, 1968 in Daviess County to Stephen R. "Steve" Miller and Suzanne Hutchinson Miller. In Mike's younger years, he enjoyed being in the Boy Scouts, and achieved the title of Eagle Scout. He could be described as an incredibly intelligent man; one of his favorite hobbies being taking things apart just...
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Thomas G. Ralph

January 4, 1946 - December 16, 2019

Thomas G. Ralph, 73, of Owensboro, passed away December 16, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born January 4, 1946 in Stanley to the late James and Veronica Stallings Ralph. Thomas served in the Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He was employed by Ruan, where he enjoyed his job as a dispatcher. Thomas liked hunting and farming and delighted in canning and baking. His...
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Sister Mary Jude Cecil

October 10, 1932 - December 16, 2019

Sister Mary Jude Cecil, 87, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Dec. 16, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 69th year of religious life. She was a native of Owensboro. Sister Mary Jude was the epitome of Ursuline hospitality. Those in her presence knew they were the most important people in the room, and she was always ready to listen or teach. She was a teacher at Mount Saint...
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Verlee Smith Sullivan

May 15, 1930 - December 15, 2019

Verlee Smith Sullivan, 89, was born May 15, 1930, in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama and was called home December 15, 2019, from Owensboro, Kentucky. A beautiful wife. A beautiful life. God loaned Verlee to us; now He wishes her back. We were not ready. Verlee was a Kentucky Colonel and held the International Award of Distinction of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a 66-year member of Settle...
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Sandra N. Reed

November 8, 1947 - December 14, 2019

Sandra N. Reed, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday December 14, 2019 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born November 8, 1947 in Daviess County to the late Robert Lee Nichols and Vernon Davidson Nichols. Sandra is survived by her husband, John Reed; her daughters, Jessica Gish and Vanessa Reed; and two grandchildren. A private graveside service for Sandra Reed will be at...
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Robert S. "Bob" Whitaker

March 3, 1930 - December 14, 2019

Robert S. "Bob" Whitaker, 89, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 3, 1930 in Daviess Co. to the late Robert S. Whitaker, Sr. and Helen Young Whitaker. Bob was retired after 32 years with the Owensboro Police Department and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Kentucky Police Officers...
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Harold David Birdsley

January 16, 1937 - December 13, 2019

Harold David Birdsley, 82, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at his home. He was born in Cordova, Illinois to the late Everett and Alice Birdsley. Harold retired after fifty-two years as a truck driver. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Harold enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, restoring old John Deere tractors and going to antique...
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Carrie Lynn Dean

May 31, 1975 - December 13, 2019

Carrie L. Dean, 44, of Owensboro passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at her home. Born May 31, 1975 in Daviess County to Renetta Kay James and the late Kelly James, Carrie graduated from Owensboro High School and was employed at River Valley Behavioral Health. Carrie was a strong and hard-working woman but also compassionate and giving who cared for other's needs. She loved being with her...
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Tessa Ann Wilson Biondolillo

November 8, 1974 - December 12, 2019

Tessa Ann (Wilson) Biondolillo, 45, of Tampa, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Tampa. She was born November 8, 1974 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tessa loved making crafts and teaching others and spending time with her friends. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles W. and Dora Wilson and Oren Atherton and a brother, Gregory Lee Wilson. ...
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Mary Nadine Higdon

April 12, 1955 - December 12, 2019

Mary Nadine Higdon, 64, of Philpot, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Whitesville to the late Aubrey and Virginia "Jenny" Mayfield. Nadine was a loving and dedicated homemaker who also worked at General Electric for a period of ten years. She was a member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church and loved spending time with...
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Donna Cheryl Himes

April 1, 1951 - December 11, 2019

Donna Cheryl Himes, 68, passed away in a Louisville hospital on Dec. 11, 2019, following a short illness. She was born on April 1, 1951 as an only child to the late Jim Himes and Rubye Parks Himes. Donna graduated from Owensboro High School in 1969 and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College where she met her lifelong sisters at AOPi. She spent most of her life in Louisville, KY and some of her...
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Larry Lee Shouse, Sr.

June 7, 1946 - December 11, 2019

Larry Lee Shouse, 73, of Murray formerly of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital surrounded by close family members. Born June 7, 1946 in Hardinsburg to the late Verdie and Louise Laslie Shouse, Larry graduated from Owensboro High School. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served two tours during the...
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