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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

Margaret Jane Huff Edge

January 13, 1933 - April 9, 2021

Margaret Jane Huff Edge, 88, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021. She was born January 13, 1933, in Daviess County, to the late Dewey and Myrtle Reynolds Huff. Margaret worked as a secretary for the University of Kentucky Extension Service for 33 years. She was a charter member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Margaret was a Kentucky Colonel, an avid fan of UK basketball, and she enjoyed...
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Dyann Head Lashbrook

July 19, 1939 - April 9, 2021

Dyann Head Lashbrook, 81, of Owensboro, passed away April 9, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born July 19, 1939, in Daviess County to the late Henry Sr. and Alice Unsel Head. Dyann served as a social worker for 25 years and was a member at Thruston United Methodist Church. She was a great cook, her specialty being cupcakes. She and her sisters baked and decorated all of the family wedding...
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Martha Shadwick Ashworth

February 6, 1932 - April 8, 2021

Martha Shadwick Ashworth, 89, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord April 8, 2021. She was born February 6, 1932, in Hancock County, to the late June and Beasy Shadwick. Martha was the Treasurer and later President of Senior Citizens in Hawesville in past years. She was a member of a band and loved singing and playing the guitar. Martha also enjoyed the company of others and loved being around...
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Donald L. "Donnie" Jones

January 25, 1934 - April 7, 2021

Donald L. "Donnie" Jones, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Owensboro to the late James Dola and Lena Mae Huff Jones. Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Army for two years after joining at the age of fourteen. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps at sixteen and served for four years during the Korean War. Donnie...
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James "Jamie" Simpson

May 27, 1966 - April 6, 2021

James Alan Simpson, better known as Jamie, Dad, Daddyo, Padre, and his favorite title -- Papaw, 54 of Owensboro left this world surrounded by his wife and his girls on April 6, 2021 to be reunited with his parents Jim and Jane, who we know were waiting for him with a pot of coffee. He was born May 27, 1966 in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to James Orville and Linda Jane Simpson. Along with his parents, he...
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Martin Louis Bumm, Sr.

May 9, 1933 - April 5, 2021

Martin Louis Bumm, Sr., of Owensboro, peacefully entered into eternal rest Monday, April 5, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with family members at his side. Martin (aka "Budder" or "Budda") was born May 9, 1933, in Daviess County to the late Robert Joseph and Elizabeth Wink Bumm. He spent his early years with his parents and siblings in Rome, Kentucky, before his parents retired from...
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Pamilla Ann "Nanny" Bracy

March 18, 1941 - April 4, 2021

Pamilla Ann "Nanny" Bracy, 80, passed away Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro to the late Charles Rates Lewis, Sr. and Larissa Moorman Lewis. Pamilla retired from Texas Gas in 1995 after many years of service. She previously worked at the Cigar Factory. Mrs. Bracy was a long-time and active member of Zion Baptist Church. She enjoyed...
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Charlotte Sanders

October 12, 1927 - April 3, 2021

Charlotte Sanders, of Round Rock, TX, passed away April 3, 2021 at home. Born October 12, 1927 in Whitesville, KY to the late William A. and Alma Baughn Probus, Charlotte a member of Whitesville Baptist Church until she moved to Owensboro in 1957. As a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church, Charlotte was the church pianist. Later joining Third Baptist Church, she taught the young married adult...
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Frank Yaun

October 2, 1934 - April 3, 2021

Frank Yaun "Franz Jaun", 86, of the Habit community, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born October 2, 1934 in Unterbach, Switzerland to the late Emil and Margaretha Jaun-Gerber. Frank was educated in Switzerland and when he was in his early 20's, he and his two brothers decided to come to America. This was the fullfilment of a childhood...
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Charles "Chuck" Walker

April 2, 2021

Charles "Chuck" Walker, 75, passed away April 2, 2021. He was born to DeElbert and Mary Walker in Lake Charles, LA, on November 18, 1945. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Dee Walker; children, Misty Smith, Tony Hawkins, Chris Walker-Nicholson, Cheri Walker-Dorsey, Charles (Chad) Walker; grandchildren, Lindsey Callaway, Josh Dorsey, Lindsey Dierenfield, Melissa Smith, Wesley...
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Paul L. Emmick

November 13, 1965 - April 1, 2021

Paul L. Emmick, 55, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021. He was born November 13, 1965 in Daviess County, Kentucky. Paul received his Bachelors Degree from Western Kentucky University having studied advertising as well as meteorology. He received his Masters Degree, also from Western in Organizational Communication, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from John Marshall School of...
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Jerry Lee Kennedy

December 21, 1941 - April 1, 2021

Jerry Lee Kennedy, 79, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born December 21, 1941 in Daviess County to the late Jesse Lee Kennedy and Celestine Coomes Kennedy, Jerry graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School (class of 1959) and retired as a salesman from Jones Wholesale after 32 years. Jerry loved working out in his yard, mowing, trimming,...
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Anthony Mark "Tony" Ivey

May 28, 1951 - March 31, 2021

Anthony Mark "Tony" Ivey, 69, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at his home. He was born May 28, 1951 in Daviess County to the late Mildred Edna Hayden and James L. Ivey, Sr. Tony was of the Catholic faith and was retired after 44 years having worked for National Southwire, Southwire Aluminum, and finally for Century Aluminum where he served several positions including...
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Tani Raenell Eyster

September 16, 1949 - March 27, 2021

Tani Raenell Eyster, 71, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. She was born September 16, 1949 in Inglewood, CA to the late Raymond William Hale and Hazel May Bingham. Tani was of the Baptist faith and a strong believer in Jesus Christ. She enjoyed animals, watching Western movies and spending time with her family. Tani also found pleasure in the outdoors and a morning cup of...
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Vera F. Church

December 31, 1934 - March 27, 2021

Vera F. Church, 86, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Daviess County to the late Stewart and Ora Adams Foster. Vera graduated from Daviess County High School in 1953 and retired from General Electric in 1991. She was a member of Owensboro Christian Church. Mrs. Church was an avid U.K. Basketball fan who also...
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Anna Pearl Stewart

January 5, 1945 - March 26, 2021

Anna Stewart, 76, of Utica, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021. She was born January 5, 1945, in Ohio County, to the late Jesse Nall Wright and Emma Frances Horton. Anna loved all of her family, and spent many years babysitting her grandchildren and neighbors' children too. She also enjoyed listening to gospel music, watching soap operas, and even started watching old cowboy movies with her...
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Jack L Tompkins

August 1, 1939 - March 26, 2021

Jack L. Tompkins, 81, of Owensboro, passed away March 26, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, surrounded by his family. He was born August 1, 1939 in Madisonville to the late Bennie and Charlcie Tompkins. Jack was a Deacon at Hall Street Baptist Church, and a free Mason with the Masonic Lodge 130. He retired from OMU after 27 years of service. Jack enjoyed tinkering and...
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Jacoby M. McKinney

June 10, 1994 - March 25, 2021

Jacoby M. McKinney, 26, of Owensboro, passed away March 25, 2021, at Owensboro Regional Hospital. Jacoby was born June 10, 1994, to Lonnie McGill and Jennifer McKinney in Owensboro, KY. Jacoby was a presence when he walked in the room, but his stature was nothing compared to the size of his heart and personality. He was a graduate of Apollo High School and went on to work at US Bank in the...
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Cynthia "Cindy" Luise Phillips

December 27, 1947 - March 24, 2021

Cynthia "Cindy" Luise Phillips, 73, of Princeton, IN, passed away March 24, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital. She was born December 27, 1947, in Louisville to the late Norman and Nell Phillips. Cindy was a longtime member of both Buena Vista Baptist Church and Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts and was a skilled quilter. Cindy was an avid U.K. basketball and Miami Heat...
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J. Walter Berry

April 28, 1929 - March 22, 2021

J. Walter Berry, 91, of Owensboro, passed away March 22, 2021 while at home. He was born in Moseleyville on April 28, 1929 to the late Robert and Ollie Berry. Walter was a lifelong farmer. He loved to travel and see the world, taking care of animals and was an entrepreneur. Walter enjoyed spending time at Ellis Park and hunting. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank Berry. ...
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Connie Tudor Patton

January 25, 1942 - March 22, 2021

Connie Tudor Patton, 79, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. She was born January 25, 1942, in Owensboro, to the late James and Roxanna Lash Tudor. Connie enjoyed playing bingo and working word puzzles. She loved all of her grandchildren, and cooking Sunday dinners for her entire family. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Lyda Sue "Susie" Beals;...
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Mary Helen Mulligan Collignon

May 29, 1950 - March 22, 2021

Mary Helen Mulligan Collignon, 70, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021 at her home. She was born May 29, 1950 in Daviess County to the late James E. Mulligan, Sr. and Claribel Curran Mulligan. Mary Helen was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was retired after 48 years with Ken-Tron Manufacturing. She enjoyed traveling and going on vacations and U. K....
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Larry Ross

November 9, 1944 - March 22, 2021

Larry Ross, 76, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born November 9, 1944, in Irvington, KY, to the late Jess and Lena Blanche Ross. Larry never met a stranger and always had a joke or two to tell anyone. He enjoyed his old cars and playing pool. Most of all, Larry enjoyed spending time with his family. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife of...
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Chris Kopstad

August 22, 1974 - March 21, 2021

Chris Kopstad, 46, of Hammonds, IN, passed away March 21, 2021. He was born August 22, 1974 in Chicago, IL, to the late Arthur Sr. and Janice Kopstad. Chris loved classic cars and motorcycles and was a fan of 90's hip hop music. Chris is survived by his wife, Amanda Kopstad; his stepchildren, Shyla, Kaden, and Tristan; his sister, Kitty Lynn Kopstad; his brother, Arthur Kopstad Jr.; aunt, Cory...
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Mary C. Kelley

November 22, 1921 - March 21, 2021

Mary C. Kelley, 99, of Owensboro passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021, at the Carmel Home. Mary was born in Daviess County on November 22, 1921. She was baptized at St. Stephen Cathedral on December 4, 1921 and has been a lifelong member of St. Stephen. Mary graduated from St. Francis Academy as valedictorian in 1939, attended Owensboro Business College, and began her professional career with...
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Charles E. "Chuck" McKinnis, Jr.

August 19, 1954 - March 18, 2021

Charles E. "Chuck" McKinnis, Jr., 66, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born August 19, 1954 in Daviess County to the late Charles E. McKinnis, Sr. and Mary Whayne McKinnis. Chuck was a member of the Dundee Gospel Kingdom Church in Ohio County and had a Bachelors Degree in political science. He was a great friend and neighbor to...
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Melanie Kay McGrew

February 21, 1961 - March 18, 2021

Melanie Kay McGrew, 60, of Rockport, Indiana passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born February 21, 1961 in Owensboro to Jerry and Janice Manaway, Melanie graduated from Owensboro High School (class of 1978). Being very family oriented, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and parents. Melanie enjoyed reading, music, vacationing at the beach, and...
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Myrle Partridge, Jr.

June 5, 1930 - March 16, 2021

Myrle Partridge Jr., 90, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Hermitage Care and Rehab Center in Owensboro, KY. He was born June 5, 1930 to the late Myrle Sr. and Anna Partridge. Myrle was retired from Whirlpool after 30 years of service and was a Mason in Owensboro. He served in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lanita...
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Robert Woodfin Scott

March 2, 1949 - March 16, 2021

Robert Woodfin Scott, 72, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1949 in Daviess Co. to the late Woodfin and Mary Roby Scott. Robert was of the Catholic faith and had been a sales representative for a number of companies including the Lance Co., Inc. He enjoyed various sports including U. K. basketball and league...
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Sybal V. (English) Saalwaechter

January 21, 1939 - March 15, 2021

Sybal V. (English) Saalwaechter, 82, of Owensboro passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Sybal was born January 21, 1939 in McLean County to the late Daniel and Maudie Ramburger and grew up in the Knobbs area. Family was her priority and greatest pleasure. She did enjoy playing cards and games with family and her friends at Park Regency, especially word search,...
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Mary Lucille Bray Brown Burns

August 17, 1939 - March 15, 2021

Mary Lucille Bray Brown Burns, 81, of Owensboro, went to be with her Lord and beloved husband, Joseph Clarence Burns, Jr. on Monday, March 15, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Owensboro to the late Johnny and Lucille Brown Bray. Mary always loved her church family at Eaton Memorial Baptist Church (especially Dottie and Wayne Gist) and was grateful for...
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Lisa Moreland Epling

July 16, 1954 - March 13, 2021

Lisa Moreland Epling, of Owensboro, passed away March 13, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Marie and WS Moreland. Lisa was a lifetime resident of Owensboro, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, a volunteer with the symphony auxiliary, Home and Garden Club member, Owensboro Art Museum volunteer, and a founding...
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Shawn Allen McElwain

March 5, 1999 - March 13, 2021

Shawn Allen McElwain, 22, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born March 5, 1999 in Daviess County, Shawn attended both Apollo and Owensboro High Schools. He was a handsome young man with a beautiful smile and very family oriented. Shawn loved hanging out with his friends, playing basketball, and rap music especially g herbo. Those left to...
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Carl Morton Ferguson II

October 8, 1970 - March 12, 2021

Carl Morton Ferguson II, 50, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021. He was born October 8, 1970, in Owensboro, to the late Carl Sr. and Pricey Brown Ferguson. Carl loved his family dearly, spending time with them and his grandbabies, also giving advice on life, to guide them on the right path. He was there to coach his daughter Beth in softball from tee ball up to high school, and even...
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Melba Jean Richey

May 26, 1931 - March 12, 2021

Melba Jean Richey, 89, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, March 12, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born May 26, 1931, in Barren County to the late Paul and Edna Jane Harris Hurt. Jean was a homemaker and a member of Owensboro Church of Christ. She loved baking and decorating special occasion cakes, painting landscapes...
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Terry Wayne Miller

October 14, 1961 - March 11, 2021

Terry Wayne Miller, 59, of Maceo, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021. He was born October 14, 1961, in Owensboro, to Eddie and Charlesetta Cobb Miller. Terry's favorite thing to do was karaoke, he owned his own business for many years called Blue Moon Karaoke. He also enjoyed playing on the computer, and loved anything Elvis. He was also preceded in death by his father, Eddie Miller. ...
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Clyde E Robinson

July 19, 1943 - March 11, 2021

Clyde E Robinson,77, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully March 11, 2021, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehab. He was born July 19, 1943, in Muhlenberg County to the late Earl Sr. and Bonnie Robinson. Clyde enjoyed gardening, especially tending to his little vegetable garden in the backyard. He enjoyed all things nature and loved to sit on his back porch in his rocking chair. Clyde was an avid fan of...
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Raymond Lee Nantz, Sr.

July 24, 1937 - March 9, 2021

Raymond Lee Nantz, Sr., 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born July 24, 1937 in Ohio County to the late Elbert Lee and Emily Drace Nantz. Mr. Nantz was retired after 41 years with Modern Welding and attended Lewis Lane Baptist Church. He loved Anna Simpson, his best friend of 20 years and loved God and his...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Marx

November 22, 1940 - March 8, 2021

Elizabeth "Betty" Marx, 80, of Owensboro, departed to heaven on Monday, March 8, 2021 at her home. She was born to the late Elmer and Vada Frost Boles on November 22, 1940 in Albany, KY. She was little sister to Glenda Speck (Darrel) of Monticello, KY and older sister to Jerry Boles of Scottsville, KY and Donna Grovesteen (Doug) of Bloomington, IL. Betty grew up working with her parents on the...
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Joseph Justin Janes

May 29, 1935 - March 8, 2021

Joseph Justin Janes, 85, of Owensboro, passed away March 8, 2021, at Wellington Parc. He was born May 29, 1935, in Loretto, KY, to the late Jeff and Margaret Janes. Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and an avid golfer at Windridge Country Club. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shelbia Lucas Janes; his sons, Timothy Neal Janes and Terrance Joseph Janes; his...
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Ruby Jewell Hendrix

May 24, 1953 - March 7, 2021

Ruby Jewell Hendrix, 68, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was a former factory worker and homemaker.  Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Miller.  She is survived by her husband, Stewart Hendrix; daughter, Crystal Clark; sons, Greg Carman, Tony Carman (Shannon) and Heath Carman (Christy) along with several...
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Ruth Ann Hardy

August 1, 1931 - March 7, 2021

Ruth Ann Hardy, 89, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice in Henderson. Born August 1, 1931 in St. Joseph to the late Erle and Corin Riney Mulligan, Ruth Ann was devoted to her faith, family, friends and adored her grandchildren. A life-long member of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, she was a recipient of the Sophia Award, a member of the Altar Society,...
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Charlotte "Ann" Scott

April 11, 1937 - March 6, 2021

Charlotte "Ann" Scott, 83, of Owensboro went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, March 6, 2021 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born April 11, 1937 in McLean County to the late Dewey Haynes and Lou Theresa Bivens, Ann was the oldest of seven children and, as a result, learned early to care for her younger siblings. Ann and her husband, Gene, lived in Northwest Indiana for 30 years...
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Roger Dean Allen

August 15, 1967 - March 5, 2021

Roger Dean Allen, 53, of Owensboro, passed away on March 5, 2021. On August 15, 1967, Roger was born in Hammond, Indiana, to Carroll Dean and Beverly Dye Allen. He enjoyed welding, tree trimming, working on mechanics, and just being a jack of all trades. Roger also loved being outdoors as often as possible and cheering on the Chicago Bears. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly...
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Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Millay

September 5, 1938 - March 5, 2021

Joseph Ronald "Ronnie" Millay, 82, of Owensboro, passed away March 5, 2021 at home, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Ronnie was born in Daviess Co. on September 5, 1938 to the late James R. and Mary Rose Roby Millay. Ronnie was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and loved spending time with his family. He retired from Whirlpool and enjoyed working crossword puzzles,...
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Kathlyn Hale

January 9, 1932 - March 5, 2021

Kathlyn Hale, 89, of Owensboro, passed away March 5, 2021, at her daughter's home while under the care of Hospice of Ohio County. Kathlyn was born January 9, 1932, in Ohio County to the late James Robert and Martha Sadler Hamilton. She enjoyed collecting dolls, gardening and taking care of her rose bushes, and canning jam. Kathlyn loved sitting on her front with her cat Babe and watching the...
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Terry Wayne Arnold

August 1, 1950 - March 4, 2021

Terry W. Arnold, 70, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born August 1, 1950 in Hartford to the late Urey and Myrl Richeson Arnold, Terry graduated from Owensboro High School (class of '68) and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in maintenance and retired from the Owensboro Board of Education after 28 years. Terry was a...
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Paul R. Coomes

October 17, 1936 - March 4, 2021

Paul R. Coomes, 84, of Owensboro, passed away March 4, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro on Oct. 17, 1936, to the late James Sylvester and Lillian Wathen Coomes. Paul was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. He was a Catholic High School graduate and went on to study at Brescia College and Kentucky Wesleyan. Paul worked as a tobacco buyer for American...
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John Allen Farley

April 21, 1940 - March 1, 2021

John Allen Farley, 80, of Owensboro, passed away March 1, 2021. He was born April 21, 1940 in Litchfield, MN to the late Bernard and Isabelle Farley. John served eight years in the United States Coast Guard and then married Linda Mae Payne on September 29, 1967. He and his wife remained in Owensboro, where he retired from Tamarack Elementary School. John enjoyed riding his bicycle, and caring...
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William "Doug" Crowe

August 7, 1927 - March 1, 2021

William "Doug" Crowe, 93, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021, at Signature Healthcare---Hillcrest. He was born August 7, 1927 in Daviess Co. to the late William R. Crowe, Sr. and Bertha Frances Zoll Crowe. Doug is one of the founding members of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was retired as a store manager with Wyndall's Foodland after over 60 years. He met and made many friends...
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Donald (Donnie) Lee Castlen

February 19, 1958 - February 28, 2021

Donald (Donnie) Lee Castlen, 63, of Knottsville, passed away on February 28, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was born in Thruston, KY, on February 19, 1958, to the late William Robert and Mary Wink Castlen. Donnie had a farmer's heart; he started his farming career in high school, working for Craigs Farms. His full-time farming career took a 27-year detour when he began...
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Jon Daniel Wilson

January 4, 1944 - February 28, 2021

Jon Daniel Wilson, 77, of Owensboro went to heaven Sunday, February 28, 2021 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born January 4, 1944, in Daviess County to the late Perry "P.D." Wilson and Mary "Billie" Smith Wilson, Jon graduated from Daviess Co. High School and attended Western Kentucky University. He received a technical degree in drafting and began working in metal and structural...
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Kenneth "Kenny" Horn

September 7, 1963 - February 26, 2021

Kenneth "Kenny" Horn, 57, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born September 7, 1963, in Daviess Co. to the late Charlie and Martha Hurm Horn. Kenny was working as a Customer Support Specialist at Independence Bank and had also worked at Wax Works for over 20 years. He was a loving husband, father, and best friend to all. He...
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Bobby Joe Mayes

November 17, 1944 - February 26, 2021

Bobby Joe Mayes, 76, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021. He was born November 17, 1944, in Central City, to the late Virgil and Dorothy Miller Mayes. Bobby graduated from Daviess County High School and spent many years following that in the sales business. He enjoyed his career in sales and getting to know many people, it had been said that Bobby never met a stranger, and he...
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Lucille Wheeler Helton

March 16, 1921 - February 26, 2021

Heaven gained a beautiful soul as the angels came and carried our mother over Jordan. Lucille "Granny" Wheeler Ambrose Helton, passed away peacefully of natural causes at her home surrounded by her family. Lucille was 18 days shy of her 100th birthday. She was born March 16, 1921 to the late Parish and Mary Simmons Wheeler, of Utica, and was one of 10 children. Lucille was raised on the family...
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Debra Kay Smithhart

July 18, 1954 - February 25, 2021

Debra Kay Smithhart, 66, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born July 18, 1954 in Kansas and was retired as a cashier for Wal-Mart. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Evansville. Debra loved cross-stitching and her two cats, Mr. Missy and Sophia. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Evelyn Cave; a...
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Don Huff

January 16, 1945 - February 24, 2021

Don Huff, 76, of Owensboro, passed away February 24, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born January 16, 1945, in Fordsville, to the late Gordie Huff and Ethel (Rice) Dewitt Tate. Don retired from National Linen. He was a member of Christ Redeemer Church and enjoyed praying for people. Don was an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He...
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Kenneth Lyle Sheffer

December 10, 1958 - February 23, 2021

Kenneth Lyle Sheffer, 62, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born December 10, 1958, in Galion, Ohio to the late Wilbur and Alice Sipes Sheffer. Ken hobbies were woodworking, joking around, eating, and he could not drive well, especially in the mountains. Kens family has lost a good friend, brother, co-worker, father, and husband. ...
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Sarah Jane Johnson

August 10, 1934 - February 23, 2021

Sarah Jane Johnson, 86, of Owensboro, passed away at her home February 23, 2021; her memory preserved through the ages on Earth and her soul forever in Heaven. She was born August 10, 1934, in Owensboro, to the late Archie and Sarabenah Clark. Jane was in the very first graduating class of Owensboro Catholic High School. She was a devout Catholic and a lifetime member of Sts. Joseph and Paul...
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Mary N. Poe Davis

August 28, 1940 - February 22, 2021

Mary Poe Davis, 80, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at her home. She was born in Honey Grove, Kentucky to the late Edgar Allen and Charlie Pearl Poe. Mary was a devoted mother and homemaker, but also retired from Owensboro Public School System where she had been a cook for nearly thirty years. She was a member of Cross Pointe Baptist Church. Mary was a hard-working lady...
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Joe Junior Whitney

September 16, 1947 - February 22, 2021

Joe Junior Whitney, 73, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021. He was born September 16, 1947 in Muhlenburg Co. to the late Joe and Rosy May Jones Whitney. Joe was a retired roofer and a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling and going to Big B wrestling with his friend Bobby Wilson. Joe loved his church and had a passion for helping anyone in need,...
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Mary Elizabeth Johnson

January 11, 1927 - February 22, 2021

Mary E. Johnson, 94, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, at Signature Healthcare—Hillcrest. She was born January 11, 1927 in Danville, KY to the late N. G. and Alma Cecil Bell. Mary was retired as a special education teacher at Newton Parrish Elementary. She has been an active member of First Christian Church for over 60 years where she became an elder emeritus after no...
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Jerry A. Boehmann

July 22, 1938 - February 21, 2021

Jerry A. Boehmann, 82, of Maceo, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Daviess County to the late Joseph A. and J. Bernice Blanton Boehmann. Mr. Boehmann was an insurance agent with Cimeron Insurance for many years. He also served as a paper carrier for over 30 years! Jerry was a member of Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, the...
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Lucy Jane Kunze

October 27, 1930 - February 21, 2021

The challenge has been met with dignity and grace. The victory has been won. Lucy Jane Kunze was one of the sweetest, kindest, most considerate ladies you would ever meet. She deeply loved her husband Ralph, family, friends, and church. Lucy was born in Glasgow, Kentucky on October 27, 1930 to J. Less and Ida Jewell Foster Hoover and died peacefully among family on February 21, 2021, at her...
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Charles William Strehl

October 31, 1936 - February 21, 2021

Charles William Strehl, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was born October 31, 1936, in Owensboro, to the late Charles Frank Strehl and Mary Catherine Martin Strehl. Charles served in the Navy Reserves from 1955 till 1963, and then started his 40 plus year career as a truck driver and retired from Consolidated Freight in 1994. He was a member of the Local Teamsters #215....
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Patricia Ann Beckhart

March 14, 1940 - February 21, 2021

Patricia Ann Beckhart, 80, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Owensboro Center. She was born in Owensboro to the late Wilbur and Ludwina Hurm Parker. In addition to being a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Patricia retired from Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after more than thirty years of service. Following her retirement at the age of seventy,...
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Marsha Ballard

October 27, 1947 - February 20, 2021

Marsha Alexander Ballard, 73, of Owensboro, passed away February 20, 2021 at home. She was born October 27, 1947 to the late R.A. (Judge) and Agnes Murphy Alexander. Marsha attended Owensboro Catholic High and worked as Secretary Treasurer of R.A. Alexander & Sons and then served as President and owner until her retirement in 2010. Marsha, her mother Agnes and aunt Hazel Murphy owned Chatter...
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Donald "Billy" Johnson, Sr.

August 24, 1935 - February 19, 2021

Donald "Billy" Johnson, 85, of Utica died Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. Born August 24, 1935 in Daviess County to the late Albert and Dorothy Johnson, Billy graduated from Tech High School. He was a quiet and laid-back guy with a high degree of mechanical skills. This led him into the maintenance field where he worked at G.E. for over 35 years before...
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Sylvester Leon Harrison

April 23, 1960 - February 19, 2021

Sylvester Leon Harrison, 60, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born April 23, 1960 in Muhlenburg Co. to the late James and Mellowdean Boyd Harrison. Leon had worked at Lanham Bros. General Contractors for about 29 years as a superintendent, enjoyed fishing, and was a hard worker. He was also preceded in death by two brothers,...
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Michael E. Wellman

June 20, 1950 - February 18, 2021

Michael Eugene Wellman, 70, of Atlanta, formerly of Owensboro passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Born June 20, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Robert Wellman and Delois Hagan Wellman, Mike graduated from Owensboro High School (class of '68) and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College. He was employed as a tax auditor for the State of Georgia and retired in 2016....
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James Earl Wootton

May 16, 1955 - February 17, 2021

James Earl Wootton, 65, of Philpot, passed away February 17, 2021, at his home. He was born May 16, 1955, in Owensboro, to the late William and Catherine Wootton. James was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Margaret Edge, Cecilla Wootton, Mary Ruth Wootton, and Agnes Wootton; and his brothers, Johnnie Wootton, Charles Wootton, Butch Wootton, and Kenneth Ray Wootton. James is survived...
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Charlotte Lee Jones

December 31, 1946 - February 16, 2021

Charlotte Lee Jones, 74, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born December 31, 1946 in Daviess County to the late Hubert and Dorothy Midkiff, Charlotte was employed at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital then the Cigar Factory before she retired from Kentron after over 30 years. She loved doing crafts and served her church by making center pieces for...
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Donald "Don" Christian

March 16, 1942 - February 16, 2021

Donald "Don" Christian, 78, of Owensboro, passed away at his home February 16, 2021 with his beloved wife and children by his side. Don was born March 16, 1942 in Habit, Kentucky to the late Maurice and Edna Levey Edge Christian. He was the youngest of six siblings raised on a dairy farm in Whitesville. Don was a proud husband and father survived by his wife of 59 years, Bernice Roberts...
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Warren Lee Niceley, Sr.

June 2, 1923 - February 15, 2021

Warren Lee Niceley,Sr formerly of Adrian, MI passed to his Heavenly home February 15, 2021 at Grandhaven Assisted Living Center in Lansing, MI. He was born June 2, 1923, in Livia, KY, to Herbert and Jessie Hale Niceley. As a teenager he joined the army and served with the 1st Armored Division during WWII in Northern Ireland, North Africa, and Italy. He served nearly 5 years and saw 30 months...
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Wanda Volk

April 23, 1929 - February 14, 2021

Wanda Jean (Brown) Volk, 91, of Owensboro, passed away February 14, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with her son and daughter by her side. Wanda was born in Daviess County on April 23, 1929 to the late Orville and Mary Agnes Brown. She was the eldest of four children. After graduating from Daviess County High School, she met the love of her life, Joseph E. Volk Jr. They were...
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Clara Mae Strozewski

October 31, 1933 - February 14, 2021

Clara Mae Strozewski, 87, of Utica, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the Ohio County Hospital. She was born October 31, 1933 in Nelson Creek, Kentucky to the late Norman Leslie and Daisy Mae Creager Sloan. Mrs. Strozewski was a dedicated homemaker and also worked at Winnie Grill. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Mrs. Clara was a loving aunt to many. She was known for...
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Sister Alfreda Malone

April 18, 1924 - February 13, 2021

Sister Alfreda Malone, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 71st year of religious life. She was a native of Raywick. Sister Alfreda was a prayerful woman with an unceasing energy to serve wherever she was needed. She was a teacher at St. Pius X School in Owensboro (1964-65) and was registrar at Brescia College (1965-68...
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Frank Abrams, Jr.

February 18, 1934 - February 12, 2021

Frank Abrams Jr. 86, of Owensboro, passed away February 12, 2021. Born February 18, 1934, to the late Frank and Maudra Baize Abrams. He attended Owensboro Senior High School and graduated in 1952. He attended Murray State College and Kentucky Wesleyan College. He was employed by the Messenger Inquirer as head of the photography department for five years. He served 6 months active duty in the...
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Charlotte Moseley

June 24, 1945 - February 11, 2021

Charlotte Moseley, 75, of Ensor, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born June 24, 1945, in Owensboro, to the late William A. and Colleen Moore Swank. Charlotte enjoyed playing games with her mother when she was younger, watching UK basketball, riding in the special wagon behind their horses that her husband Roy...
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Cynthia Lynn Reed

November 29, 1961 - February 11, 2021

Cynthia Lynn Reed, 59, of Owensboro, passed away February 11, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born November 29, 1961 in Ft. Campbell, KY, to the late George and Joyce Moran. Cynthia served in scheduling at Hon Company for 27 years. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Pius X. Along with her parents, Cynthia was preceded in death by her sister,...
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Beverly Louise Howard Keller

May 11, 1939 - February 10, 2021

Beverly Louise Howard Keller, 81, of Maceo, was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 10, 2021. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God supported her through her medical challenges and ultimately gave her peace. Beverly was born to the late Clement and Edwena Howard on May 11, 1939. She was born and raised on a farm in Whitesville...
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Norman "Papaw" Cambron

July 29, 1938 - February 10, 2021

With great sadness we announce the passing of Norman "Papaw" Cambron, a loving husband, father, and Papaw. Norman passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at home surrounded by family and his beloved wife of 62 years, Doris Ann Cambron. When he entered heaven, he was reunited with his infant child, Doris Ann Cambron. He was enlisted in the Navy for 3 1/2 years, where he sailed to various...
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Mabel Louise Bunch Cain

September 2, 1939 - February 10, 2021

Mabel Louise Bunch Cain, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021. She was born September 2, 1939, in McLean County, to the late George and Sarah Ann Towery Bunch. Mabel was of the Catholic faith, enjoyed gardening, her flowers, and cooking for her large family. Many people may remember her from her time working as a cook at Dairy Queen on Highway 144 for many years, where she...
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J. Donald "Don" Riney

November 8, 1936 - February 6, 2021

Cincinnati, OH—J. Donald (Don) Riney, 84, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021 with family members at his side. Don was born November 8, 1936 in Owensboro, KY. Raised as the youngest of ten siblings on the family farm, he learned the value of an honest day's work and the importance of being there for others. He was a proud graduate of Brescia University, where he met Mary Alice (Dee)...
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Lena Best Lovan

February 22, 1921 - February 4, 2021

Lena Best Lovan, 99, of Owensboro passed away on Feb 4, 2021, just days from turning 100, in Tarpon Springs, FL, where she had been residing with her daughter and son-in-law for the past few years. Lena was born in Owensboro to the late Walter and Katie Lea Best and was one of ten children, all raised on a small farm in Daviess County. After enduring the Great Depression and graduating from...
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Gloria June Yeiser

April 28, 1935 - February 3, 2021

Gloria June Yeiser, 85, of Owensboro, passed away February 3, 2021 at home. She was born April 28, 1935 in Muhlenburg County to the late Alvin and Flossie Rickard Chandler. Gloria was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling. Her and her husband would travel throughout the United States and spend winter months in Florida. She loved spending time with her family and...
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Louise Wethington

January 13, 1931 - February 3, 2021

Louise Wethington, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro to the late Dallas and Lulu Hamilton. Louise was employed with Gabe's Tower Inn and Gabe's Steakhouse for many years. She retired from American Olean Tile. Louise was loved and respected by everyone who knew her because of her intelligence, great sense...
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Mary Ruth Morris Spurrier

April 4, 1932 - February 2, 2021

Mary Ruth Morris Spurrier, 88, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Wellington Parc. Mary Ruth, as she was known by family and many friends, was born April 4, 1932 in Louisville to the late Earl and Augusta Morris. There she met and married Harry Spurrier on April 8, 1950. After leaving high school early to get married, she returned to the classroom and completed her high school...
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Kenneth "Kenny" Earl Covetts

September 12, 1953 - February 1, 2021

Kenneth "Kenny" Earl Covetts, 67, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 at his residence. He was born September 12, 1953, in Owensboro, to the late Waitman and Marilyn Dukes Covetts. Kenny was retired from Aleris after 47 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed fishing and going hunting. Kenny was very good to his wife and family, he may have been known to be a stinker sometimes but...
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JoAnn O'Flynn Gipe

June 18, 1927 - February 1, 2021

JoAnn O'Flynn Gipe went home to the Lord February 1, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family and devoted caregivers. She was born June 18, 1927, to Jay Hardy and Stella Ambrose O'Flynn, of Owensboro. In addition to her parents, Joann was preceded in death by her sister Mary Rose Barr and brother Jay Hardy O'Flynn Jr. She attended Longfellow Elementary School and Owensboro Senior High School...
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Emma "Lou" Duncan

July 8, 1935 - January 31, 2021

Emma "Lou" Duncan, 85, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Henderson, Kentucky to the late Willis Houston and Martha Kirkpatrick Howell. Mrs. Duncan was a retired teacher. She spent the last thirty-two years of her career at Livermore Elementary where she taught third grade. Lou was of the Episcopal Faith. She was an avid...
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Dorothy J. Mattingly

March 8, 1944 - January 31, 2021

DOROTHY J. MATTINGLY, 76, of Maceo, passed away after a long battle with cancer, on January 31, 2021 at her home. She was born in Whitesville, the youngest of 7 children of the late Bill and Rose C. Edge Russelburg. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, retired from GE with 35 years of service and worked at the Yelvington precinct on Election Day for several years. Besides...
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Charles "Pop" Aull

February 10, 1933 - January 31, 2021

Charles V. Aull, 87, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 peacefully under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born February 10, 1933 in Knottsville to the late Casper and Jessie Aull, Charles had many nicknames but "Pop" was his favorite. He retired from Whirlpool after 30 years and was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. Charles was a Korean War Army veteran, stationed in...
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Carolyn Sue Hendricks

November 28, 1960 - January 30, 2021

Carolyn Sue Hendricks, 60, of Owensboro, passed away Jan. 30, 2021. She was born in Logan County, West Virginia, on Nov. 28, 1960, to the late Raymond and Ethel Mae Hendricks. Carolyn loved to go shopping, count pennies and watch the Golden Girls. Her favorite musician was Elvis and she also liked to listen to Garth Brooks. Carolyn enjoyed car rides, meeting people and got along with everyone....
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Nancy Howard

June 18, 1924 - January 29, 2021

Nancy Howard, 97, of Owensboro, passed away January 29, 2021 at Wellington Parc. She was born June 18, 1924 in Whitesville to the late Rollie and Nancy Amy Norris. Nancy attended Whiteville High School and then was a clerk at the University of Louisville. She married Dr. George A. Howard, who preceded her in death in 2012 after 63 years of marriage. Nancy was a member of First Baptist Church...
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Hilton B. Richeson

February 1, 1939 - January 29, 2021

Hilton B. Richeson, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021 at his home. He was born February 1, 1939 in Ohio County to the late John and Erlie Mae Bartlett Richeson. Hilton was retired as Service Manager at the former Harry Holder Ford dealership. He enjoyed car racing, horse racing, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was...
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Barbara Sherrod Hunt

June 20, 1932 - January 29, 2021

Barbara Sherrod Hunt, 88, of Owensboro, passed away January 29, 2021, at Wellington Parc. She was born June 20, 1932, in Muhlenberg County to the late Archie and Allie Sherrod. Barbara moved to Owensboro after growing up and living in Muhlenberg County for 20 years. She began working at General Electric at age 20 and retired there after 40 years of service. Barbara enjoyed tending to her garden...
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Jacinta C. Garinger

August 15, 1929 - January 29, 2021

Jacinta C. Garinger, 91, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at the Carmel Home. She was born August 15, 1929, in McLean County, to the late Roger Tolbert and Mary Leachman Tichenor. Jacinta attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy where she took her vows as an Ursuline nun. She taught at various Catholic Schools in the Owensboro Diocese until she left the religious order in 1970....
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Frank R. Cox, Jr.

February 19, 1918 - January 28, 2021

Frank R. Cox, Jr., 102, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born February 19, 1918 in Hopkins Co. to the late Frank R. and Cordelia Townsend Cox. Frank was the son-in-law of the late Roy and Stella Newton. He was a Soil Scientist with the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service. He was the party leader of several soil...
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William W. "Bill" Damron V

September 15, 1943 - January 27, 2021

William Wallace "Bill" Damron V, 77 of Owensboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 27, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born September 15, 1943 in Owensboro to the late William Wallace Damron IV and Rita savage Damron. Bill graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He was a big Kentucky...
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