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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

Hilda Walker Martin

April 10, 1927 - September 16, 2019

Hilda Walker Martin, 92, of Owensboro, passed away Monday September 16, 2019 at her home. She was born April 10, 1927 in Calhoun to the late Robert Smith Walker and Renetta Green Walker. Hilda enjoyed her family, farming, flying, and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles E. Martin II. Hilda is survived by her...
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Beverly Jane Bell

October 26, 1930 - September 14, 2019

Beverly Jane Bell, 88, of Daviess County passed away Saturday, September, 14, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born October 26, 1930 in the home where she was raised in Daviess County to the late Robert Austin Magan and Daisy Eugenia Hewlett Magan. Beverly graduated from Daviess Co. High School and received her degree in Education from WKU with post-graduate work at...
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Judith Ann "Judy" Fischer

May 16, 1942 - September 14, 2019

Judith Ann "Judy" Fischer, 77, of Owensboro, left to go to her heavenly home on Saturday September 14, 2019 at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 16, 1942 in Daviess Co. to the late Bernard Joseph and Dorothy Starks Clark. Judy was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church and was retired from the Days Inn as a registration clerk. She also had worked at General...
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Jessie Carroll Moseley Bellamy

November 10, 1932 - September 12, 2019

Jessie Carroll (Moseley) Bellamy, 86, died Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Signature HealthCARE at Hillcrest, in Owensboro. Jessie was born November 10, 1932, near Whitesville, to her late parents, Phillip May Moseley and Oma Dean (Rodgers) Moseley. She was a member of Friendship Church of Christ, near Deanefield, Kentucky. A life-long resident of Daviess and Ohio counties, Jessie had moved...
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Satbir Gollen

July 2, 1970 - September 11, 2019

Satbir Gollen, 49, of Owensboro, passed away at U.K. Medical Center on September 11, 2019. He was born July 2, 1970 in Haryana, India to Ajmer Singh and Sona Devi. Satbir was a God loving man who will be missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with a prayer service beginning at 1:30 p.m. ...
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Donnie Sheppard

August 16, 1954 - September 9, 2019

Donnie Sheppard, 65, of Owensboro, passed away September 9, 2019. He was born August 16, 1954, in Leitchfield, KY to the late Norman and Opal Johnson Sheppard. Donnie was an avid guitar player and a big fan of UK basketball, The Beatles and Taylor Swift. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran, serving our country in the Navy. Donnie is survived by his children, Jennifer Sheppard and Jason Sheppard and...
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Dorothy Jean Bartlett

January 13, 1937 - September 9, 2019

Dorothy Jean Bartlett, 82, of Sacramento, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Monday September 9, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born January 13, 1937 in St. Lawrence to the late Edward Calhoun Johnson and Agnes Euphrasia Coomes. Dorothy enjoyed boating, camping and hanging out with her family at Rough River for many years. She was known for working her word search puzzles,...
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Zuetta Boyd

August 24, 1947 - September 8, 2019

Zuetta Boyd, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her home. She was born in Spencer County, Indiana to the late Robert B. and Dora B. Parm Hanley. Mrs. Boyd retired from Community Alternatives of Kentucky (CAKY-Green River). Her work also included more than twenty years of service as an OBGYN Surgical Technician at Daviess County Hospital and many years as a private nurse...
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Patricia Ann Higdon Roby

July 10, 1931 - September 8, 2019

Patricia Ann Higdon Roby, 88, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday September 8, 2019 at Signature HealthCARE at Hillcrest. She was born July 10, 1931 in Daviess County, to the late Agustine and Margaret Janie Aud Higdon. Patricia was a homemaker, taking care of her 7 children as they grew up, along with all their friends who enjoyed being at the Roby home. She even served as a caretaker in her...
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Deacon James Rowe

September 4, 2019 - September 6, 2019

Deacon James Rowe was born on September 4, 2019 at Owensboro Health (8 lbs, 13 oz) and finished his short but victorious race of life on September 6, 2019 at Norton's Children's Hospital. In just two days on earth, Deacon inspired everyone who met him to reach out to Christ and had individuals on four separate continents praying for him. He had the courage of Superman-a nickname his father felt...
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Betty "Blue" Sue Patterson

August 30, 1938 - September 6, 2019

Betty "Blue" Sue Patterson, 81, of Owensboro passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born August 30, 1938, in Muhlenberg County to the late Alva and Katherine Miller Allen, Betty graduated from Sacramento High School. She was always a person of strong faith and the most patriotic person who loved the Star Spangled Banner which was for her one of the highlights...
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Susan Barger Mayes

July 16, 1947 - September 4, 2019

Susan Barger Mayes, 72, of Hawesville, passed away September 4, 2019 at home. She was born July 16, 1947 in Owensboro, to the late John Randall and Elizabeth Lucille Barger. Susan is also preceded in death by her brother, Michael Norris Barger. She retired as a Maintenance Clerk from Hill Air Force Base in Utah, loved cross stitch and caring for her animals. Susan donated frequently to Spay-A...
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Daniel H. Hughes, Jr.

November 20, 1941 - September 4, 2019

Daniel Haddox Hughes Jr, 77, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born November 20, 1941 in Louisville to the late Daniel H. Hughes Sr. and Evelyn Rose Hughes, Dan served his country in the Navy. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, landscaping, fishing, and being outdoors. He retired from Modern Welding...
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Jamie L. Irwin

August 24, 1959 - September 4, 2019

Jamie L. Irwin, 60, of Owensboro, passed away September 4, 2019 at home. He was born August 24, 1959 to the late Carlos Irwin and Dorothy Ralph. Jamie was a Millwright and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jamie is survived by his wife, Janet L. Irwin; children, Jessica Irwin Gish (Shauna), Jarrod Irwin (Rachel); grandchildren, Trevor Goldsberry, Trace Goldsberry, Tenneson Irwin,...
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Victoria A. "Vickie" Buford

January 21, 1953 - September 2, 2019

Victoria A. "Vickie" Buford, 66, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born January 21, 1953 in Owensboro to the late Roy and Oneida Young Lee. Her greatest and most treasured role in life was being a Mom and Grandma. She worked alongside her husband serving as office manager for L.A. Buford, Inc. On any given day you could find...
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Sister Helen Smith

August 6, 1946 - September 2, 2019

Sister Helen Smith, 73, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 42nd year of religious life. She was a native of Bartlesville, Okla. Sister Helen was a creative woman, from her beautiful knitting to developing spiritual programs for the children who she loved to lead into the mystery of God. She was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan.,...
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Ava N. Shepherd

May 2, 1941 - August 26, 2019

Ava N. Shepherd, 78, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 while surrounded by family. She was under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Ava was born in Poplar Grove, Kentucky to the late Wilfred and Thresa L. Durbin McLaughlin. She was a co-owner of Daviess County Insurance Agency and a long-time member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Ava was an animal lover and enjoyed...
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Larry E. Daugherty, Sr.

November 5, 1945 - August 25, 2019

Larry E. Daugherty, Sr., 73 of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born November 5, 1945 in Daviess Co. to the late Lonnie T. and Anna Henderson Daugherty, Sr. Larry was retired as an auto body repairman having worked for several body shops including Don Moore and Roberts Motors and had been attending First Free Will Baptist Church. ...
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Mary Ann Howard

August 15, 1938 - August 24, 2019

Mary Ann Howard, 81, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky surrounded by her loving family. Born August 15, 1938 in Knottsville to the late Joseph Vincent Howard and Mary Charlesetta "Chunk" Roby, Miss Howard graduated from St. Williams High School. Being one of eight children, she was like a second mom who helped raise her brothers and...
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Ken McFelea

September 12, 1932 - August 23, 2019

Captain Kenneth Earl McFelea, 86, of Evansville and formerly of Owensboro, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at his residence with his wife by his side. Born September 12, 1932 in Green County to the late Patrick and Ora Dobson McFelea, Ken grew up in Milltown, Indiana. He was a patriot who was devoted to the country he proudly and respectfully served as a US Coast Guardsman for 31 years. He...
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George W. Young

August 6, 1931 - August 23, 2019

George W. Young, 88, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 23rd 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born August 6th 1931 at Maceo, KY to the late George E. and Beulah Nash Young. He was a 1949 graduate of Owensboro Technical High School. While there, he met his soulmate, JoAnn Gillians and they were married January 6th 1950. Over the years he was employed by Murphy Appliance, Singer,...
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Ray Sumner

October 17, 1975 - August 22, 2019

Ray Sumner, 43, of Hawesville, passed away August 22, 2019. He was born October 17, 1975, in Owensboro, to Clifton R. Sumner and Bonnie Jones Smith. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and doing anything outdoors. He was passionate about the NWTF, whose mission is to conserve the population of wildlife. Ray loved music, and he loved his kids. He will be remembered for never meeting a stranger...
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Bruce William Bennett

September 1, 1957 - August 21, 2019

Bruce W. Bennett, 61, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born September 1, 1957 in Daviess Co. to the late Bert Wilson and Mary Millay Bennett. Bruce had worked at Sun Windows and Ohio Valley Sound and had been attending Immaculate Catholic Church. Bruce was involved in Special Olympics having coached softball and basketball,...
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Adalynn Nicole Niemeier

August 20, 2019 - August 20, 2019

Adalynn Nicole Niemeier, infant daughter of Ashley Niemeier, passed away August 20, 2019. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, David Niemeier. She is survived by her mother; sister, Anslynn Niemeier; grandparents, Dion and April Copeland; great-grandparents, Donald and Cindy Kinison; aunt, Epsen Copeland; great-aunt, Angel Niemeier and second cousins, Alissa Niemeier and Blake...
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Jason Thomas Roberts

October 17, 1978 - August 19, 2019

Jason Thomas Roberts, beloved son and brother went to be with the Lord Monday, August 19, 2019 at his residence. Born October 17, 1978, in Daviess County to Bill Roberts and Rosie Rhodes Roberts, Jason attended St. Martin and Holy Angels elementary schools, Burns Middle, and Apollo High School. He was previously employed at TTMA. Jason had a fierce love for dogs and had three special companions...
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Brad Nash

August 6, 1981 - August 17, 2019

Brad Nash, 38, of Owensboro, passed away August 17, 2019, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born August 6, 1981 in Daviess County to Leon and Sharon Lanham Nash. Brad was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where his involvement included the Knights of Columbus and the Men's Club. He also enjoyed cooking for his friends and family and...
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Thelma Katherine McCarty Lee

August 12, 1929 - August 17, 2019

Thelma McCarty Fiorella Lee, 90, of Owensboro ,passed away August 17, 2019. She was born August 12, 1929 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to Charles C. and Bessie Williams McCarty, the youngest of six children. The family moved to Owensboro in 1939. She graduated from Owensboro High School in 1947 and attended Western Kentucky Business College in Bowling Green, Kentucky and was a member of Delta Theta...
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Earl Thomas Daniel

July 3, 1932 - August 14, 2019

Earl Thomas Daniel, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. He was born July 3, 1932 in Ohio Co., to the late William and Pauline Basham Daniel. Earl was retired from the Whirlpool Corp. and was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved people and...
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Annie Merriel Moore Noffsinger

August 13, 1924 - August 14, 2019

Annie Merriel Moore Noffsinger, 95, of Fort Myers, FL, previously of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday August 14, 2019 at ManorCare Health Services of Fort Myers. Annie was born August 13, 1924 in Quality, KY to the late Howard Coleman Moore and Lottie Frances Benson Moore. She had worked at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Owensboro and retired in 1976 from...
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J Scrivner

March 23, 1971 - August 13, 2019

J Scrivner, 48, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He was born March 23, 1971 in Texarkana, TX, to J.B. Scrivner and Mary Hughes Scrivner Hickey. J graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville, where he also met his wife, Anita. He worked as the Manager of Integrity Management for Texas Gas/Boardwalk Pipelines for 26...
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Rumi Adele Green

August 9, 2019 - August 9, 2019

Rumi Adele Green, infant daughter of Savannah Blake and Jermaine Green, passed away August 9, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Rumi was preceded in death by her grandmother, Angela Green. She is survived by her siblings, Desiree Degroot, Sydney McCurry (Nick), Brent Willis, Brendan Green, Jay'Dan Green, Keyara Millay, Alexander Bittel, Kayleah Bittel, Kariann Bittel, Kristi Bittel...
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William Joseph "B.J" Foster

September 25, 1921 - August 9, 2019

William Joseph "B.J." Foster, Jr, 97, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at his home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born September 25, 1921 to the late Billy Joe Foster, Sr. and Lee Purdy Foster, he lived in the Stanley area all of his life and was a prominent farmer in Daviess County. He was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and of its Open Door Sunday school...
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Cheryl Claycomb Hodges Damron

November 22, 1945 - August 9, 2019

Cheryl Claycomb Hodges Damron, 73, of Henderson passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at Redbanks Skilled Nursing Center. Born November 22, 1945 in Dallas, Texas to the late Edgar and Bernice Chappell Boswell, Cheryl was employed in the banking industry and retired from BB&T after 30 years. She was an energetic, colorful, and strong individual who was known for her generosity. Cheryl delighted in...
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Garry Lynn Bartley

December 30, 1961 - August 8, 2019

Garry Lynn Bartley, 57, of Robards passed away Thursday August 8, 2019 in Henderson. Born in Daviess County on December 30, 1961, he was the son of the late William Donald and Norine Bowen Bartley. Mr. Bartley had worked as a heavy equipment operator. He attended Niagra United Methodist Church. He loved racing and had driven stock cars at local tracks. He also enjoyed collecting antiques and...
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Wanda Jean Kuegel

September 12, 1932 - August 8, 2019

Wanda Jean Kuegel, 86, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born September 12, 1932 in Daviess Co. to the late Rollan and Jessie Sparks Arnold. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and volunteered wherever they needed her. First and foremost, she loved her...
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Beatrice "Bea" Preston

October 20, 1924 - August 7, 2019

Beatrice "Bea" Preston, 94 of Owensboro, passed away August 7, 2019. She was born in Grayson County on October 20, 1924 to the late Ireland and Fanny McCormick. Bea was a Charter Member of Masonville Baptist Church. She was a talented quilter, embroiderer and a wonderful cook. She loved spending time with her family, the outdoors and gardening. Bea was outgoing, loved taking care of people...
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Martha Greer-Johnson

August 30, 1941 - August 6, 2019

Martha Greer-Johnson, of Owensboro, passed away August 6, 2019. Martha was a beautiful woman with a love for her family and friends. She enjoyed helping others and was a very social person who loved to laugh, golf and share her wonderful sense of humor. Martha was retired from Texas Gas and remained active throughout her retirement. She was preceded in death by her brother, H.E. Rhoads;...
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Mary Geraldine "Gerri" Payne Hearld

December 18, 1934 - August 6, 2019

Geraldine "Gerri" Payne Hearld, 84 of Owensboro passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born December 18, 1934 in Owensboro to the late Arthur and Georgia Roach Hayden, Gerri graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School and proceeded to get her LPN degree and was employed at Owensboro Daviess County...
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Willie C. Adams, Jr.

September 25, 1936 - August 5, 2019

Willie C. Adams, Jr. 82, of Owensboro, passed away August 5, 2019 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born September 26, 1936 to the late Willie C. Sr. and George Ella Adams. Willie was both retired from the United States Navy and Texas Gas. He was a mild mannered, easy going man who really enjoyed keeping a close eye on the stock market. Willie also enjoyed sports and...
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Viola Mitchell

March 12, 1921 - August 5, 2019

Viola Mitchell, 98, of Philpot, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born March 12, 1921 in Wayne County, Illinois to the late Albert and Ethel Markham Lambrich. Viola was a homemaker in addition to being a bookkeeper for her husband's business before his death. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church and looked forward to going...
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John W. Montgomery

May 11, 1928 - August 5, 2019

John W. Montgomery, 91, of Owensboro passed away early Monday, August 5, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born May 11, 1928 in Knottsville as one of seven siblings to the late Hillary and Emma Roby Montgomery, Mr. Montgomery was drafted into the Army and served with the occupation forces at the end of WWII as a supply officer. After being honorably discharged, John attended barbering ...
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Erich Egli

July 19, 1928 - August 4, 2019

Erich Egli, 91, of Madisonville, formerly of Owensboro, passed away with heavy hearts at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, August 4, 2019 at his home. He was born July 19, 1928 in Wil, Switzerland to the late Ernst and Hilda Scheidegger Egli. He came to the United States at the age of 23 with $100 and two suitcases. He knew about 12 words in English. Erich initially worked at his uncle's cheese factory. He...
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Laverne "Buck" Harvey

April 21, 1930 - August 2, 2019

Laverne"Buck"Harvey, 89, of Owensboro, passed away Friday August 2, 2019 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born April 21, 1930 in Carpentersville, Illinois to the late George and Ella Block Harvey. Buck lived in Elgin until he moved to Owensboro in 1985, where he made many friends in his 34 years here. He worked as a handyman doing construction on homes for James Bennett until...
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Judith Ann Smith

October 22, 1946 - August 1, 2019

Judith Ann Smith, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro to the late James Rex Goodaker and Margaret "Peggy" Anna Dean Goodaker. Judith's husband, Thomas Dale Smith, passed away in 1977 and this prompted her to volunteer with the Widowed Person's Service. In spite of her health challenges she continued to help...
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Weldon McGarvin Brumley

August 2, 1933 - July 31, 2019

Weldon McGarvin Brumley, 85, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday July 31, 2019 peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Heartford House, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born August 2, 1933 in Muhlenberg Co. to the late Givin McGarvin and Erdie Goodman Brumley. Weldon proudly served his country in the United States Army, he was a Korean War veteran serving from...
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Donna J. Risley

February 4, 1931 - July 29, 2019

Donna J. Risley, 88, of Owensboro, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at her home. She was born in Lubbock, TX, on February 4, 1931, and was the oldest of four children. She was a graduate of Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida, and studied theater and drama at Florida State University. In 1951 she moved to Washington D.C. where she met her future husband Ted. In 1958 they moved to Owensboro,...
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Donna Faye Willett

March 2, 1949 - July 29, 2019

Donna Faye Willett, 70, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at Signature Healthcare Hillcrest. She was born in Daviess County to the late Celestine B. and Mary E. Bertke Willett. Donna coped well with her physical and mental challenges and brought joy to the lives of others. She especially enjoyed her time as a resident of the Carmel Home. Donna enjoyed bingo, crafts, spending time...
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Conrad Michael "Mike" Schaad

April 28, 1952 - July 28, 2019

Conrad Michael "Mike" Schaad, 67, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born April 28, 1952 in Evansville to the late Conrad and Mary Tenbarge Schaad, Mike graduated from Memorial High School and received his Bachelor's degree in Criminology from University of Evansville. He retired from the Owensboro Police Department and the Kentucky State Park...
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Barbara L. King

March 22, 1930 - July 28, 2019

Barbara L. King, 89, known as "Grandma Barb" by many, of Masonville, passed away Sunday July 28, 2019 at the Heartford House, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born on March 22, 1930 in Knox County, IN, to the late Otto and Verga Dunkerly Miller. Barbara spent 35 years doing volunteer work for Mercy Hospital and Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and was on the...
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Laura Hollins Thompson

September 7, 1939 - July 26, 2019

Laura Hollins Thompson, 79, of Owensboro, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ while surrounded by her loving family at home, on July 26, 2019. She was born in Logan County, KY on September 7, 1939 to the late Roger Harold "Sam" and Lula Hollins. Laura was a homemaker and dedicated her life to serving others. Her children, other family and friends were all recipients of her loving...
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Alma Wright Montgomery

January 15, 1912 - July 26, 2019

Alma Wright Montgomery, 107 ½, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully, Friday July 26, 2019, at the Carmel Home. She was born January 15, 1912 in Saint Marie, Illinois to the late Roy and Bertha Michl Wright. In addition to her parents, Ms. Montgomery was preceded in death by her siblings, Florence Murray, John Wright, Margie Wright, Jeanie Weaver, Irene Gray, Gilbert Wright, and Betty Johnson. ...
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Robert L. Hines, Sr.

September 1, 1930 - July 25, 2019

Robert L. Hines, Sr., 88, of Owensboro, died on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on a farm near Whitesville on September 1, 1930, to the late Leslie B. and Della Mae Sinnett Hines and moved to Owensboro when he was 11 years old. Robert received his B. S. Degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and in Law from the University of...
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May Dempsey Taylor

September 20, 1931 - July 25, 2019

May Dempsey Taylor, 87, of Owensboro passed to her heavenly home Thursday, July 25 at Signature Healthcare-Hillcrest. May was born in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Clarence "Jack" and Ruth H. Gordon Dempsey. May grew up in Boaz, Alabama and later moved to Owensboro with her husband Rogers. She was employed in the General Electric office for 31 years. She later worked as the office...
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Rose Ballard Chapman

June 10, 1930 - July 24, 2019

Rose Ballard Chapman, 89, of Owensboro, passed away July 24, 2019, at Riverside Care and Rehab. She was born June 10, 1930, in Daviess County to the late Joseph and Ellen Hayden Ballard. Rose was born with a delicate name and a fiery spirit. She lived a life of simplicity, but she was not simple. After the loss of her husband in 1969, she raised two daughters and found love that would be...
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Charles Leslie Conner`

June 13, 1928 - July 23, 2019

Charles L. Conner, 91, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 13, 1928 in Hancock Co. to the late William and Willa Mae Daugherty Conner. Charles was retired from Yager Materials as a welder after over 30 years of service. He loved his home and family and worked hard all his life making sure that they were well taken care of....
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Kathryn Lynn Hood Klapheke

September 26, 1966 - July 22, 2019

Kathryn Lynn Hood Klapheke, 52, of Louisville passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 under the care of Hosparus. Born September 26, 1966 in Owensboro to Doug and Dorothy Cecil Hood, Kathy graduated from Greenville High School and proceeded to earn an MBA in Accounting and pass the CPA exam. Being employed with several accounting firms, she developed a love of travel as her career took her to many...
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Lester S. Lambert

November 29, 1921 - July 22, 2019

Lester S. Lambert, 97, of Owensboro, passed away July 22, 2019, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 29, 1921, in Lewisport, to the late Hazel and Ida Lott Lambert. Lester graduated from Lewisport High School in 1940 and furthered his education at Owensboro Business College. He graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in Geology. Lester worked for Pure...
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Jeremy Alan Stone

February 14, 1988 - July 21, 2019

Jeremy Alan Stone, 31, of Whitesville passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his residence. Born February 14, 1988 in Owensboro to Larry and Lora Varney Stone, Jeremy played football and graduated from Daviess Co. High School ('06). He attended OCTC and later worked as a technician at Kimberly Clark. Jeremy loved his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on diesel trucks as well as...
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Dorothy Mae Hamilton

July 25, 1931 - July 20, 2019

Dorothy Mae Hamilton, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, July 20,2019 at her home. She was born July 25, 1931 in Stanley to the late George and Leonna Williams Hamilton. Dorothy was a Licensed Practical Nurse and retired from St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach, California after 32 years. She loved traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. She was also preceded...
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Shannon Sparks Hamilton

April 1, 1971 - July 19, 2019

Shannon Sparks Hamilton, 48, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, July 19 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She was born in Owensboro to Jackie and Delilia Sparks. Shannon was a loving and dedicated homemaker. She also volunteered with the school system for many years before becoming employed as an instructional assistant at Tamarack Elementary. Years ago, she also worked in accounts payable...
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Douglas Alan Wetzel

June 8, 1950 - July 19, 2019

Douglas Alan Wetzel passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Doug was born in Greenville, Ohio, the only child of the late Fred and Lavonne Krick Wetzel Good. After graduating from Greenville Senior High School, he went to his beloved THE Ohio State University, from which he graduated in 1972. He then enrolled in the University of Kentucky School of Law from which...
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Virginia Mae Staton Rudolph

June 13, 1944 - July 18, 2019

Virginia Mae Staton Rudolph, 75, of Owensboro, passed away July 18, 2019, at her home. She was born June 13, 1944, in Toledo, OH, to the late Paul and Nora Philpot Staton. Virginia has the artistic hand of an angel, and she gave more than she took. She loved the Lord, and she loved helping others. Her family will remember her for her caring and giving heart, and they will miss her very much....
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Annie Louise Hurm

October 3, 1915 - July 17, 2019

Surrounded by her family on July 17, 2019, at 9:00 pm, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, Annie entered her heavenly home and now rests peacefully in the arms of her savior. She was joyfully greeted by her husband, Robert A. Hurm of 55 years; parents, Bernard & May Nalley Church, her four sisters and four brothers, her daughter-n-law Carol Hurm, son-n-law Dwayne Merritt and many...
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M. Elaine Pack

October 8, 1948 - July 16, 2019

M. Elaine Pack, 70, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born October 8, 1948 in Spartansburg, S.C. to the late Robert James and Zealous Lucille Moon Fowler. Elaine was retired from the Swedish Match Co. and had worked for several years with the National Wild Turkey Federation and at the American Red Cross. She was a 1994 graduate...
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Carolyn Elizabeth Johnston Poole

June 25, 1964 - July 16, 2019

On July 16, 2019, Heaven's light began to shine a little brighter as Carolyn Elizabeth Johnston Poole, 55, of Owensboro, gained her angel wings. Carolyn was born in Hammond, IN, to the late Lynn and Ora Lee Johnston on June 25, 1964. She was the life of the party and loved everyone. Carolyn was so full of sass, but also known to be a little redneck. The only thing she loved more than the beach...
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Allen Brady Magan

February 4, 1932 - July 16, 2019

Allen Brady Magan, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 4, 1932 in Daviess Co. to the late Charley and Mary Bell Gordon Magan. Brady was a life-long, hard working farmer and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Coleman Magan and a sister, Anna Rose Coleman. ...
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John William Stull

December 7, 1930 - July 16, 2019

John William Stull, 88, of Owensboro, went to be with his heavenly father on July 16, 2019. John was born on December 7, 1930, to the late John William and Josephine Young Stull Sr. John was a retired Navy veteran of 20 years, where he served as Gunner's Mate Chief Petty Officer. A man of many facets, John was a cattle and hay farmer and an Isotope pilot for many years. He was also a lifelong...
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Mary Margaret Craig

September 2, 1916 - July 15, 2019

Mary W. "Margaret" Craig died on July 15, 2019, in Owensboro, Kentucky in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Margaret was born on September 2, 1916, in Camden, Indiana; worked her way through the University of Kentucky, graduating in 1938 with a B.S. in bacteriology; and married William G. Craig (Bill) shortly before World War II. Substantially due to Margaret's initiative, encouragement...
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Virginia Louise Rhoades

November 27, 1940 - July 15, 2019

Virginia Louise Rhoades, 78, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2019. Virginia was born in Owensboro on November 27, 1940, to the late James Allen and Pearl Jones Fielden. Virginia retired from the Wendell Foster Center after 30 years. She loved working puzzles, doing word searches, and watching birds on the bird feeders. An avid sports fan, Virginia would watch any sport on...
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Mary F. Hayes Tudor

October 28, 1929 - July 15, 2019

Mary F. Hayes Tudor, 89, of Owensboro, passed away July 15, 2019. She was born October 28, 1929 in Owensboro to the late William Otha and Thelma D. Hayes. Mary was a true servant of Jesus Christ and showed this through her actions and love for her family and to others. She was a member of Newman Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for 40 years. Mary was preceded in death by her husband,...
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John Henry Long

September 12, 1933 - July 15, 2019

John Henry Long, 85, of Owensboro passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. Born in Russellville on September 12, 1933, he was the son of the late Monroe and Maggie Long. Mr. Long retired from the United States Air Force in 1971 after serving 20 years which included tours of duty in Vietnam, Japan, and Europe. He then retired from the United States Postal...
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Mary Catherine Thurman Wilde

July 12, 1925 - July 14, 2019

Mary Catherine Thurman Wilde (Kitty), 94, of Owensboro passed away Sunday July 14, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky at Heartland Villa in Lewisport, KY. Kitty was born July 12, 1925 in Louisville, to the late George and Mary Lee Thurman. She was the last surviving of their four children. Kitty met the love of her life Maurice Wilde at a church youth group event, and...
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Katherine Mae Hester Osowicz

April 14, 1927 - July 14, 2019

Katherine Mae Hester Osowicz Katherine Mae Hester Osowicz, 92, of Owensboro, on Sunday, July 14, 2019, was welcomed into the Kingdom. She "Fought the good fight, she has kept the Faith", 2 Timothy 4:7. She was born April 14, 1927 in Daviess Co. to the late Everett and Lula Conkright Hester. Katherine lived the last nine years at the Carmel Homewhere she acquired many names: Queen Katherine,...
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Anna Dolores James VanFleet

April 14, 1930 - July 14, 2019

Anna Dolores James VanFleet, 89, of Rockport, IN, went to meet her Lord and savior on Sunday July 14, 2019 in Evansville, with her loving family at her side. Dolores, as she was best known to her many friends and family, was born April 14, 1930 in McHenry, KY to the late Ercie and Bertha Lucile Chinn James. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Thompson Homes of Owensboro. Dolores was a...
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Ira Howard

January 2, 1948 - July 12, 2019

Ira Howard, 71, of Utica, passed away July 12, 2019 at home. He was born in Ohio County on January 1, 1948 to the late Myron and Juanita Sharp Howard. Ira was a member of New Panther Creek Baptist Church. He retired from Yager Materials and was also a taste tester for Swedish Match. Ira enjoyed gardening, fishing and growing tobacco. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Howard. ...
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Margaret "Helen" Lanham

November 26, 1941 - July 12, 2019

Margaret "Helen" Lanham, 77, of Knottsville, KY went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 12, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved to cook, sew, play cards, and spend time with family. Helen retired after 43 years of serving the Knottsville community through the family business, Lanham's (Doodlebug's) Grocery....
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Mary Beth Wahler Harrington

January 5, 1961 - July 12, 2019

Mary Beth Wahler Harrington, 58, of Owensboro passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mary Beth was born January 5, 1961 in Owensboro to the late George and Margaret Tierney Wahler. She was a selfless and generous person who always thought of others first like volunteering at the soup kitchen at New Life Church. She deeply loved her 10 grandchildren and enjoyed...
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Dorothy Marie Galloway Newton Schell

April 13, 1929 - July 12, 2019

Dorothy Marie Galloway Newton Schell, 90, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born April 13, 1929 in St. Joseph, Ky. to the late Estill and Katherine Turner Galloway. Dorothy was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and was retired from General Electric. and M.P.D. after a total of 41 years. When she retired...
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Maurice Edward Burton

June 26, 1927 - July 12, 2019

Maurice Edward Burton, 92, of Owensboro, went to be with The Lord on July 12, 2019, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born on June 26, 1927, in Daviess County, to the late John A. and Cora Philpot Burton. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Clara Strehl Burton, in 2013. Maurice attended Whitesville High School before serving in the Army Air Force from...
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Grace Steele Howard

June 30, 1928 - July 11, 2019

Grace Steele Howard, 91, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at her son's home in Greenwood, Indiana. Born June 30, 1928 in Daviess County to the late Samuel and Lula Whitworth Steele, Grace attended Owensboro Technical High School and was a faithful member of Hall Street Baptist Church. After getting married the day President Kennedy was assassinated, she worked as a secretary at...
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Robert "Bob" Lee Hall

February 15, 1929 - July 10, 2019

Robert "Bob" Lee Hall, 90, beloved husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his home in Owensboro. Born February 15, 1929 in Midland, KY to the late Earl and Corrine (Stobaugh) Hall, he graduated from Bremen High School in 1947. Bob enlisted in the Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War. He married Wanda Kitchens on May 12, 1952 and was the proud...
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Joann Pack

December 25, 1956 - July 10, 2019

Joann Pack, 62, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born December 25, 1956 in Logan, W. Va. to the late Rennie and Martha Blevins Pack. Joann loved going to Owensboro Christian Church where she was a member and listening to music. She also loved traveling with her family, having breakfast with her two brothers,...
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Gertrude Lucille Freeman

October 5, 1928 - July 9, 2019

Gertrude Lucille Freeman, 90, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her home. She was born October 5, 1928 in Graves Co., KY to the late Luther G. and Irene Crowell Portis. Gertrude was a homemaker and a member of Owensboro Christian Church where she was involved in a Bible study group. She enjoyed her part-time job working at Grandy's, was a very loving wife, mother, and...
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Anthony Barry Cecil

January 3, 1968 - July 8, 2019

Anthony "Barry" "Brappz" Cecil, 51, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2019. Barry was born on January 3, 1968, in Owensboro, to Jo Ann House Cecil and Anthony J. "Tony" Cecil. Barry was a member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church where he loved and participated in all areas of the church and founded the Msgr Braun Council of the Knights of Columbus at Sts Joseph and Paul...
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Nathaniel "Nate" Troy Shyver

November 4, 1990 - July 7, 2019

Nathaniel Troy Shyver, 28, of Utica, passed away July 7, 2019. He was born in Evansville to Brian Troy and Maria Shyver on November 4, 1990. Nate was a caring and loving husband, father and son who loved and took joy in spending time with his family. He attended Washington State Community College and studied under the Ohio Police Training Academy. Nate loved the outdoors, enjoyed having fun...
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Ashley Lynne Anthony

July 20, 1983 - July 5, 2019

Ashley Lynne Anthony, 35, of Owensboro, passed away July 5, 2019, at her home. She was born July 20, 1983 to Barrett and Rebecca Johnston Bowman. Her children and her family were her world, and they will each miss her very much. She graduated from Apollo High School in 2001 and went on to further her education at the University of Louisville and Owensboro Community College, where she attained...
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James R. "Jim" Penny

November 26, 1947 - July 5, 2019

James R. "Jim" Penny, 71, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Henderson, Kentucky to the late James R. and Sophia Sue Book Penny. Jim was a U.S. Army veteran with military police experience. He was honorably discharged in 1970. Most of Jim's career was mechanical maintenance and steel fabrication. His skills were...
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Mary Evelyn Rhodes Barrett

November 16, 1922 - July 5, 2019

Mary Evelyn Rhodes Barrett, 96, of Jeffersontown,KY, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019. She had retired as a nurse aid at Christopher East and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She loved dancing and being active with her Senior's Club. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leo Barrett; children, Beverly Ann, Judy Marie, and twins, Peter and Paul; Also preceding her...
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Anita Marie Settles

July 1, 1957 - July 5, 2019

Anita Marie Settles, 62, of Owensboro passed away Friday July 5, 2019 at Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest. Born July 1, 1957 in Owensboro to the late Charles E. Settles and Marguerite May Settles, Anita graduated from Apollo High School ('75) and supported herself by mowing yards, working at Carl's Drive-Inn, and then at MPD. She loved playing Bingo and was known to always keep her car spotless...
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Robert (Bob) Louis Vollman

September 6, 1929 - July 4, 2019

Robert (Bob) Louis Vollman, 89, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday July 4, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born September 6, 1929 in Owensboro, to the late Frank and Bertha Hagan Vollman. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed talking to people, he never met a stranger. Many may remember Bob from being the assistant Scout Master of two...
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Wayne Lovell

November 14, 1932 - July 3, 2019

Wayne Lovell, 86, of Owensboro, passed away July 3, 2019, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 14, 1932, in Greenville, to the late Charlie and Myrtle Parker Lovell. Wayne was a member of Third Baptist Church, where he had recently received a lifetime achievement, the "Deacon Emeritus Award." He was a spiritual man who loved to help others and pray for them...
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W. Scott Ford

November 10, 1954 - July 2, 2019

Rev. W. Scott Ford, 64, went to be with his Lord and Savior July 2, 2019 from Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, while in the presence of his loving family. Born in Owensboro, he attended Lincoln Elementary School, Eastern Junior High School, and graduated from Owensboro High School in 1972. Called to the ministry at the age of 16, he served churches in a variety of roles as he pursued his...
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Bill G. Clark

May 29, 1962 - July 2, 2019

Bill G. Clark, 57, of Utica, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Patrick G. Clark and Betty Finch Boyd. Bill was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Grenada Crisis. He was a fireman for many years. His career began with the Louisville Fire Department in 1987. In 1994, he joined the Utica Fire Department...
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Philip H. Jenkins

February 11, 1939 - July 2, 2019

Philip H. Jenkins, 80, of Lewisport, passed away July 2, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 11, 1939, in Owensboro, to the late Lawrence and Naomi Jenkins. He served in the Marine Corps. Reserves for 5 years, and as a manager at Sherwin Williams. Philip retired from Commonwealth Aluminum and farmed both before and after his retirement. He was a member of Bethlehem...
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James L. "Jim" Jeffries

September 15, 1932 - July 1, 2019

James L. "Jim" Jeffries, 86, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after complications from a heart attack he suffered on June 21. He was born in Glen Dean, Kentucky to the late Lee Paul and Flora Clark Jeffries. Mr. Jeffries was drafted in 1952 and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Four and a half years of his service was in Japan. ...
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Dorothy "Dot" Smithson

March 21, 1927 - July 1, 2019

Dorothy "Dot" Smithson, 92, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2019 at her home. She was born March 21, 1927 in Daviess Co. to the late Russell S. and Ruey Ethel Swift Shifley. Dot was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and was retired as a librarian with the Owensboro Independent School System. Early in her career, she taught at Stanley Elementary School and then...
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Ida Mae Eans Crafton

June 18, 1929 - June 30, 2019

Mrs. Ida Mae Eans Crafton, 90 of Lewisburg, Kentucky, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on June 30, 2019 at home surrounded by those that meant the most to her: her family. Ida will be greatly missed as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on June 18, 1929, in Pueblo, Colorado to the late William Leslie and Delia James Eans. She and her family moved to the Owensboro...
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Julia Marie Paceley Storm

June 8, 1924 - June 30, 2019

Julia Marie Paceley Storm, 95, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday June 30, 2019 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. Julia was born June 8, 1924 in Illinois, to the late Clyde and Elsie May Bunch Paceley. She was a loving and caring lady who took care of and lived with her mother for 27 years after her father passed away, and dearly loved her family more than anything else. Julia retired...
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Eric T. Rumage

June 27, 1970 - June 27, 2019

Eric T Rumage, 49, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his residence. Born June 27, 1970 in Owensboro to Dennis and Gloria Romans Rumage, Eric graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School ('89) and entered the U.S Navy. It was during his service that he met his future wife, Karen Greenawalt. After being honorably discharged, Eric was employed at Hausner Hard-Chrome for the next...
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Joseph Franklin Welsh, Jr.

June 22, 1949 - June 26, 2019

Joseph Franklin Welsh Jr., 70, of Owensboro, passed away June 26, 2019. He was born in Daviess County June 22, 1949 to the late Joseph Sr., and Eva Welsh. Joseph was a Vietnam Veteran, serving two years in the Army, then two years in the Navy. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan in 1981 with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice during his tenure with the Owensboro Police Department from...
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