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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

A. Marvin "Sonny" Saalwaechter

April 18, 1942 - April 26, 2017

A. Marvin "Sonny" Saalwaechter, 75, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Owensboro Center. He was born April 18, 1942 in Guthrie, KY to the late Harry and Dora Lee Saalwaechter. Sonny was retired from Peters Construction Co. after 32 years of service and a member of Stanley Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and his 1964 Ford Galaxie Convertible that he had for...
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Beverly Joyce Reed

October 6, 1933 - April 23, 2017

Beverly Joyce Reed, 83, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, April 23, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Reed was born October 6, 1933 in McLean County to the late Clement Ratliff and Buelah Lee Wilson Ratliff. She was a devoted life member of Immanuel Baptist where she taught Sunday School, played the piano, and sang in the choir. Mrs. Reed was also active in other ministries all...
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Roy A. Gillaspie

September 25, 1973 - April 22, 2017

Roy A. Gillaspie, 43, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro to Larry Gillaspie and Patricia Baggarly. Roy graduated from Daviess County High School in 1991 and Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis after that. He worked for Southwire and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Roy loved to fish, hunt, and raised a large garden that...
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Mary Durr

April 25, 1918 - April 21, 2017

Maple Mount — Sister Mary Durr, 98, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 21, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 80th year of religious life. Born on a farm that adjoined the church property in Paul, Neb., Sister Mary valued hard work and always had a song in her heart. She was an educator for 34 years, most of those as a music teacher. She was principal and teacher at St....
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William Overton Payne

August 7, 1937 - April 21, 2017

William Overton Payne, 79, of Owensboro, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in McLean County, had worked in Maintenance as the Head Mechanic at Pinkerton Tobacco, and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Mr. Payne served the United States in both the Army and the Marine Corp, enjoyed working on classic cars and watching Westerns, especially...
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G.H. "Pete" Williams

January 23, 1946 - April 21, 2017

G.H. "Pete" Williams, 71, of Owensboro passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home. Mr. Williams was born January 23, 1946 in Daviess County to the late George Herbert Williams and Catherine Myers Williams. Pete was an army veteran who served in Vietnam. After the military, Pete earned his MBA and was a social worker for the State of Kentucky. He later worked as Corporate Sales Manager for...
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James "Jim" Chapman

May 22, 1936 - April 20, 2017

James D. Chapman, 80, of Owensboro, passed away April 20, 2017 at Wellington Parc. Jim was born May 22, 1936 in Fordsville, to the late Owen and Imogene Chapman and was a 1954 graduate of Daviess County High School. He worked in maintenance for W.R. Grace and Hampshire Chemicals and retired in 1999. Jim enjoyed fishing, boating, UK basketball and NASCAR. He had a great sense of humor and...
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Herbert J. Bertke, Sr.

October 6, 1933 - April 20, 2017

Herbert J. Bertke, Jr., 83, of Owensboro, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born in Daviess County to the late Herbert Joseph Bertke, Sr. and Grace Carlisle Bertke. Mr. Bertke graduated from St. Francis Academy, attended Brescia College, and graduated from Marquette University. He worked as an electrical engineer for General Electric before joining...
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Betty Lucille Drury

October 2, 1927 - April 19, 2017

On April 19, 2017, our family lost the most amazing woman in the world. Betty Lou Drury, 89, of Owensboro, was called home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on October 2nd, 1927, the daughter of the late Delbert Thompson and Lilly Tackett. Betty Lou was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. She was a strong woman of faith, a loving, supportive and caring wife, mother...
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Melville Pope Windle

April 16, 1926 - April 18, 2017

Melville Pope Windle, 91, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home. Born April 16, 1926 in Huntington, WV. His parents were the late James Goyne Windle, II and Gertrude Young Windle. Mel served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II as a waist gunner. While serving in Italy as a Staff Sergeant he met and married his first wife, Clotilde E. Bertolini of...
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Glendon C. Coppick

March 18, 1926 - April 18, 2017

The Reverend Dr. Glendon C. Coppick, a longtime rector of Owensboro's Trinity Episcopal Church, died Tuesday surrounded by his family. He was 91. He served as rector from 1959 until his retirement in 1991 and was instrumental in founding the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 18, 1926, in Oklahoma, to Clarence C. Coppick and Gertie (Spears...
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Stella Jones Carter

February 4, 1935 - April 18, 2017

Stella Ray Jones Carter, 82, of Owensboro, went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. Stella was the only child of the late Wilbur Eugene and Stella Ray Revlett Vanover. Stella was a devoted General Electric employee for 37 years and also served as a Union Steward. In 1989, she was honored with the company wide...
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Randall Martin

September 25, 1927 - April 16, 2017

Chief Randall Martin, 89, of Owensboro, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Whitesville to the late Edward and Beulah Purcell Martin and was a charter member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Chief Martin graduated from Whitesville High School in 1945 and served his country in the United States Army. He returned to Owensboro and joined...
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Jeffery Warren "Bodean" Adams

August 20, 1973 - April 16, 2017

Jeffery Warren "Bodean" Adams, 43, of Hartford, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was born August 20, 1973 in Hopkins Co., Kentucky. Jeffery was a construction worker and member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Jeffery would help anyone in need and had a big...
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Ruth Chapman Hobbs

October 17, 1924 - April 16, 2017

Ruth Elizabeth Chapman Hobbs, 92, of Owensboro died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at The Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. Ruth was born October 17, 1924 in Ensor, Kentucky to the late Forrest and Mary(Rowland) Chapman. She was a 1942 graduate of Daviess County High School, served in the Daviess County Sheriff's department and retired from the Daviess County Court Clerk's Office. Ruth was a...
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Martha Jean Hamilton Estes

March 16, 1937 - April 15, 2017

Martha Jean Hamilton Estes, 80, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Philpot, KY., Martha was a daughter of the late Lewis and Lois Scherm Hamilton. She was of the Catholic Faith and attended Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Martha spent almost 40 years as a self-employed antique dealer in various locations. Her passion for this began by going...
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Emmalynn Faith Adkins

April 15, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Emmalynn Faith Adkins, infant, passed away April 15, 2017 at Norton's Women's Hospital. She was born April 15, 2017 to Tyler and Leeanna Adkins of Lewisport. Emmalynn is preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Ted Adkins and great aunt, Mildred Morris. She is survived by her parents; brother, Mason Adkins; sister, Maci Adkins; grandparents, Suzann Bell, Todd Johnson, Steve (Dawn)...
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Charles H. Hicklin

January 5, 1952 - April 14, 2017

Charles H. Hicklin, 65, of Marion passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Hicklin was born January 5, 1952 in Hopkins County to the late Edward Thomas Hicklin and Ruth Moore Hicklin. Charlie graduated with a degree in electrical engineering and eventually became President of Par4 Plastics. He was a talented handyman who enjoyed woodworking and...
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Betty Sue Davis

March 2, 1933 - April 13, 2017

Betty Sue Davis, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in McLean County, Kentucky to the late George L. and Mabel Murphy Davis. Betty retired after more than thirty years of service at the Owensboro Board of Education. She was of the General Baptist faith, an Honorable Kentucky Colonel and active with the General Shelby...
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Larry Joe Higgs

May 26, 1947 - April 13, 2017

Larry J Higgs, 69, of Pleasant Ridge passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at his home. Mr. Higgs was born May 26, 1947 in Muhlenberg County to the late James D. Higgs and Gwendolyn LaMastus Higgs. Larry served as a supply sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam War. Afterwards owning an auto parts store and working for TVA, he was employed at Kentucky Utilities for almost 30 years before he...
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James Harold "Jim" Bramschreiber

April 13, 1959 - April 12, 2017

James H. "Jim" Bramschreiber, 57, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, surrounded by his family, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born April 13, 1959 in Owensboro. Jim was partner and founder of 5 Acre Farm. He loved raising heirloom vegetables and farming in the garden. He was skilled in carpentry, a card carrying, life member of the Handyman Club of America, a...
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Ernestine Southard Casey Chapman

November 3, 1923 - April 12, 2017

Ernestine Southard Casey Chapman, 93, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Chapman was born November 3, 1923 in Ohio County to the late Lewis and Winnie Kirtley Southard. She was a charter member of Masonville Baptist Church. Ernestine loved to travel with her friends, especially to the Smokey Mountains. She loved bowling and...
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Ronald E. "Ron" Beals

March 7, 1933 - April 12, 2017

Ronald E. "Ron" Beals, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 7, 1933 in Reed, KY to the late Isadore Silverman Beals and Gladys I. Smithhart Beals. Ron graduated from Spottsville High School before earning a bachelor's degree in history from the University of San Diego in 1972. He retired from the U.S. Navy after more...
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Maria Theresa Burgess

June 8, 1947 - April 10, 2017

Maria Theresa Burgess, 69, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at her home in Philpot while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born in Washington, D.C., Maria was a daughter of the late Col. Walter L. and Theresa Beck Carr. A registered nurse with a bachelor degree from the University of Evansville, her career was committed to providing acute care for patients in emergency rooms and...
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Gerry Don White Payne

August 3, 1949 - April 9, 2017

Gerry Don White Payne, 67, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her home. Ms. Payne was born August 3, 1949 in Daviess County to the late Donald Ray White and Juanita Howe. Gerry was a compassionate person who never met a stranger and loved everyone unconditionally, treating all as family. She would even open her home to anyone in need. She loved her family and especially her...
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Fred Sacra

April 7, 1958 - April 9, 2017

Fred Sacra, 59, of Owensboro died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Owensboro to the late Joe and Shirley Thompson Sacra, and had worked for the River Port Authority for 22 years. Fred loved watching UK basketball, fishing with his Uncle Bob, and even though he didn't want to admit it he enjoyed playing video games. He loved car racing and when he was growing up he worked...
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Miriam Joyce Muncy

October 23, 1932 - April 9, 2017

Joyce Main Muncy, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her home. She was born October 23, 1932 in Owensboro to the late Ralph P. and Pinkie Moore Main. Joyce was a homemaker and also had worked and retired from the General Electric Co. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church since 1954 and loved her Lord. She also loved cooking, animals, the holidays,...
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Rayola June Laney

June 24, 1930 - April 9, 2017

Rayola Laney, 86, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Laney was born June 24, 1930 in Greenville to the late Lonnie and Gladys Shutt Winn. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Dunmore High School. Rayola worked initially at the GE plant and then began her career as a mother and domestic engineer. She was gifted in sewing,...
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JoAnn S. Castlen

November 3, 1927 - April 9, 2017

JoAnn D. Castlen, 89, of Owensboro, passed away April 9, 2017 peacefully at home. She was born in Jefferson County on November 3, 1927 to the late Joseph J. and Hasile Helmer Smith. JoAnn graduated from Presentation Academy in 1946 and went on to spend a year at Western Kentucky University, where she met and married Elwood Castlen on October 8, 1946. They were happily married for 70 years. ...
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Irvin Connor

November 21, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Irvin Connor, 74, of Evansville, IN. passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his home. He was born November 21, 1942 in Daviess County to the late Guy I. and Winona Elder Connor. Irvin loved working outside in his yard, going fishing, playing cards and hanging out with his friends which he ate with at a local diner in Evansville on a regular basis. He also enjoyed U.K. basketball, NASCAR and the N...
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Elizabeth Janet Hayden

December 6, 1931 - April 8, 2017

Elizabeth Janet Wink Hayden, 85, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 6, 1931 in Daviess Co. to the late Nick and Sue Helen Keller Wink. Janet was a homemaker and member of St. Pius X Catholic Church where she was in the prayer chain. She was a member of the Quilters Guild and quilted for the Amish and...
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Georgetta Madole

June 1, 1921 - April 8, 2017

Georgetta Wilson Madole, 95, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born June 1, 1921 in Owensboro. She grew up on a farm in western Daviess County and was the daughter of the late, Judge James R. Wilson and Katherine Shauntee Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James Franklin Madole and her brother,...
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Sister Jane Miriam Hancock

December 3, 1923 - April 6, 2017

Sister Jane Miriam Hancock, 93, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 6, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 75th year of religious life. She was a native of Waverly. Sister Jane Miriam was always positive about the future, and took great joy in being an educator for more than 50 years. She was always a top seller of raffle tickets each year for the Mount Saint Joseph...
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Lynda Smith Youngman

December 25, 1947 - April 4, 2017

Lynda Smith Youngman went to be with the Lord and her dear parents April 4, 2017 at her home in Owensboro, surrounded by friends and family. Youngman, a career educator in the Owensboro Public School System – and in every other facet of her remarkable life – will be remembered for her brilliant smile, endless compassion and the countless lives she enriched. She was a selfless mother, doting...
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Beverly Allen Walker

October 7, 1939 - April 4, 2017

Beverly Allen Walker, 77, passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 while under the care of the staff at Wellington Parc. Beverly was born in Owensboro on October 7, 1939 to the late George Allen Theiss and Minola Marshall. She was a long-time member of Hall Street Baptist Church where she spent time volunteering. Beverly spent time being a Cub Scout den mother, loved to read and her favorite time was...
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Edward C. Lewis

September 13, 1951 - April 2, 2017

Edward C. Lewis, 65, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born September 13, 1951 in Evansville, In to the late Wilburn and Robbie Blackwell Lewis. Edward was retired as a riverboat captain with American Commercial Barge Lines and was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Marine veteran of the...
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Daniel Ross Shelton

May 17, 1984 - April 1, 2017

Daniel Ross Shelton, 32, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Owensboro and was a 2004 graduate of Apollo High School. Daniel served as a Wal-Mart greeter for several years and competed in the Special Olympics. He loved cars and trucks and spent time with a group of friends who shared his interest. Daniel had a big heart and...
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David "SHOTGUN" West

May 29, 1959 - April 1, 2017

David Ray "SHOTGUN" West, 57, of Owensboro, passed away April 1, 2017 at home. He was born in Daviess County on May 29, 1959 to LaVega and Barbra Sutton West. SHOTGUN worked at Coca-Cola for sixteen years before he and his wife, Lisa, opened D&L Palace of Pets. He is also a member of the Grim Reapers Motorcycle Club. SHOTGUN is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lisa West; parents, LaVega...
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Thomas "TC" Clark

October 30, 1951 - April 1, 2017

Thomas E. "TC" Clark, 65, of Beaver Dam passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at home. Mr. Clark was born October 30, 1951 in Clinton, Indiana to the late Thomas and Mary Patrick Clark. Tom was a kind man who never met a stranger. He was a hard worker and devoted member of Local 37 who traveled all over the country for his job. Mr. Clark was also preceded in death by his daughter, Christy...
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Dorothy Louise Coons

July 6, 1926 - March 29, 2017

Dorothy Louise Lockridge Ladd Coons, 90, of Owensboro KY, surrounded by her children and under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday March 29, 2017. She met up with the love of her life Bill Coons on the other side. Dorothy truly left this world of a broken heart. She was preceded in death by her parents Charlie Lockridge and Lola Melton...
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Rosalin Thieneman

December 7, 1920 - March 29, 2017

Sister Rosalin Thieneman, 96, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died March 29, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 68th year of religious life. She was a native of Shively. Sister Rosalin mixed a strong work ethic and concern for her students with a sly sense of humor. She taught at Mount Saint Joseph Academy (1956-57), Immaculate School (1957-59) and St. Pius Tenth School (1959-61) in...
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Eunice "Rose" Cook

June 25, 1932 - March 28, 2017

Eunice "Rose" Cook, 84, of Philpot, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Owensboro Center. She was born in Daviess County to the late Donald Kirk and Winnie Mae Hite Cook. Rose became a member of Dawson Baptist Church in 1942 and spent more than fifty years as church secretary. Church was her life! She also enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and spending time with children. In addition to...
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Van Dale Snyder

November 18, 1947 - March 28, 2017

Van Dale Snyder of Owensboro passed away on March 28 at Wellington Parc, surrounded by friends and family. He was born November 18, 1947 in Evansville, Indiana. He was raised in Rockport, Indiana, the son of the late Harry and Nellie Snyder. Van graduated from Rockport High school where he played football and baseball. Van joined the Marines right out of high school with his best friend, and...
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Ella Mae Logsdon

September 24, 1919 - March 28, 2017

Ella Mae Logsdon, 97, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 24, 1919 in Daviess Co. to the late Ira and Mary Alice Taylor Craig. Ella Mae was retired from Owensboro-Daviess Co. Hospital as a nurse's aid after 26 years and was a member of Maceo United Methodist Church. She enjoyed raising flowers and vegetables...
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Ava Clarine Schartung

January 24, 1936 - March 27, 2017

Ava Clarine Schartung, 81, of Owensboro passed away Monday at her home with her family by her side. Mrs. Schartung was born in McLean County to the late Silas and Josephine Caraway Erwin. Ava was a mischievous child who grew up on a farm around Slaughters and later moved to Owensboro. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and crafts and had a good sense of humor. She raised three children while being a...
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David Que Nelson Harper

October 8, 1988 - March 26, 2017

David Que Nelson Harper, 28, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, march 26, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 8, 1988 in Daviess Co., KY. David was employed at Bunge Grain of North America and had been attending Owensboro Christian Church. He had served in the Army National Guard and enjoyed fishing, U. K. basketball, Philadelphia Eagles football, and going to the...
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Charlie Fulkerson

January 12, 1959 - March 26, 2017

Charlie Fulkerson, 58, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, March 25 at Ephraim McDowell Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford, Kentucky. Mr. Fulkerson was born January 12, 1959 in Marion, Illinois to the late Estel and Clara Clark Fulkerson. Charlie had attended Yellow Creek Baptist Church and was a big fan of NASCAR and UK basketball. Mr. Fulkerson was preceded in death by his parents and five of...
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Barbara Towery

April 10, 1942 - March 25, 2017

Barbara Towery, 74, of Maceo, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at her home. She was born April 10, 1942 in Daviess Co., KY. Barbara had been the manager of housekeeping with Days Inn and was a homemaker. She had attended Rushing Wind Church of God and was always a friend to anyone she met. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Settle in 2007. Surviving are her husband of...
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Joseph Bartley

September 18, 1950 - March 25, 2017

Joseph Daniel Bartley, 66, of Owensboro died Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Daviess County to the late John Sherman and Martine Goetz Bartley and had worked in construction as a carpenter and a welder. He loved nature and animals, enjoyed photography, and living a simple and peaceful life. Survivors include his siblings, Patty Bartley Wink...
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Chester Miller

January 15, 1921 - March 25, 2017

Chester Davis Miller, 96, of Owensboro passed away March 25, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born January 15, 1921 in Daviess County to the late Chester Gordon and Mae Davis Miller. Chester graduated from Utica High School and attended Louisville Business College before being drafted into the U.S. Army's 247 Engineers, where he served in Germany, France, Belgium and Holland from 1943 to...
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Rebecca Jane Stockton Kinsey

January 24, 1943 - March 24, 2017

Rebecca Jane Stockton Kinsey, 74, of Owensboro, passed away March 24, 2017 at home. She was born in Evansville, IN on January 24, 1943 to the late John E. and Louise Stockton. Rebecca graduated from Central High School and then earned a two-year degree from Austin Peay State University. She worked at United Refrigeration (formerly AC&H Supply) for over 25 years alongside her late husband, Dave...
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James "Jim" Thomas Lee

September 23, 1921 - March 24, 2017

James "Jim" Thomas Lee, 95, of Owensboro passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. James was born September 23, 1921 in Breckenridge County to the late James Elvis and Beatrice Potts Lee. He was a member of First Baptist Church and attended the Mavericks Sunday School Class, and also enjoyed baseball and football. James was a Veteran of the United States Navy...
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Delbert Stearsman

July 6, 1926 - March 24, 2017

Delbert (Deb) Norris Stearsman, 90, passed away peacefully into heaven on Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, Kentucky where he had been a resident for the past eight years. Deb was born July 6, 1926 to the late Wallace and Wessie Maxwell Stearsman in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He was a member of Century Christian Church in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was...
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Vernon Clyde "Shorty" Reeves

December 9, 1931 - March 23, 2017

Vernon Clyde "Shorty "Reeves, 85, passed away Thursday March 23, 2017 at Signature Healthcare in Hartford, Kentucky. He was born in Daviess County to the late Albert Cliffton and Mattie L. Shader Reeves. Vernon grew up in Rumsey and worked on a farm before serving in the United States Army for 3 years then he worked in Owensboro at a tobacco warehouse for several years before he became disabled....
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Elvia Louise McDaniel

June 9, 1937 - March 22, 2017

Elvia Louise McDaniel, 79, of Maceo, passed away March 22, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born June 9, 1937 in Rockport, IN to the late Cecil and Lucille Smith. Louise was a long-time member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She enjoyed all kinds of flowers and loved going to the Cracker Barrel. Louise also had hobbies like knitting and crocheting and loved spending time...
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Glenda Jo Adkisson

July 11, 1957 - March 21, 2017

Glenda Jo Adkisson, 59, of Owensboro, passed away March 21, 2017 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born July 11, 1957 to Larry and Peggy Adkisson. Glenda was a resident of the Willis Green Group Home for many years and a member of First Baptist Church in Benton. She attended the workshop at the exceptional center every day. Glenda retired from Pizza Hut after 14...
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Phillip Glenn Johnson

June 21, 1951 - March 20, 2017

Phillip G. Johnson, 65, of Philpot, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. His journey began on June 21, 1951 in St. Lawrence, KY, born to his dearly beloved parents, Edward C. and Agnes E. Coomes Johnson. He grew up alongside his 12 brothers and sisters whom he truly loved. Early on, he was taught a strong work ethic from his parents, which he...
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John Jeremiah McRaith

December 6, 1934 - March 19, 2017

Owensboro, Kentucky – Most Reverend John Jeremiah McRaith, Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro from 1982 to 2009, died the morning of Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the age of 82. John was born in Hutchinson, Minnesota on December 6, 1934 to Arthur Luke McRaith and Marie Hanley McRaith. He grew up with three siblings; James, Jane and Margaret Mary. He graduated from St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque,...
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Barbara Miller Hudnall

November 21, 1933 - March 19, 2017

Barbara Miller Hudnall, 83, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Hudnall was born November 21, 1933 in Memphis to the late Claude and Elma Sanders Miller. Barbara had worked at General Electric and later retired from MPD. She was a devoted and faithful member of Hall Street Baptist Church who volunteered for many things and sang in...
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Mary Georgetta Murphy

March 17, 2017

Mary Georgetta Coomes Murphy, daughter of Theodore and Josephine Coomes, a native of Daviess Co, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 87. Georgetta attended St. Frances Academy in Owensboro, Kentucky. For 66 years, Georgetta was the devoted wife of Billy D. Murphy. As a young woman, Georgetta worked at the G. E. plant in Owensboro, but primarily, she dedicated her...
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Paula Kaye Calloway

January 23, 1961 - March 17, 2017

Paula Kaye Calloway, 56, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Owensboro to the late Joseph and Ruth Brown Alvey. Paula earned a degree in accounting from Owensboro Community College and most recently worked as a loan officer at First Security Bank. She was previously employed by J.C. Penney. Paula was a hard working...
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David W. McCrady

February 4, 1967 - March 15, 2017

David W. McCrady, 50, of Owensboro passed away March 15, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. McCrady was born on February 4, 1967 in Owensboro, KY to Earl and Edna Holt McCrady. After graduating from Daviess County High School, he graduated from Owensboro Community and Technical College with an associate's degree, attended the University of Montpellier in France, and graduated...
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Ruth "Helen" Greenwell

August 3, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Ruth "Helen" Greenwell, 89, of Owensboro passed away on Monday March 13, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Greenwell was born August 3, 1927 in Daviess County to the late William Walter Weise and Virgie Hodgkins Weise. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker who loved and cared for her family. She was also a hard worker who would grow, can and cook the food from the...
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Marie Boyd

August 21, 1919 - March 12, 2017

Marie Boyd, 97, of Owensboro, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Ohio County to the late Oscar and Bertha Johnson Sosh, had retired from General Electric after 40 years and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. She enjoyed word finds and reading, especially the bible. She was also preceded in death by her husband William H. Boyd and her siblings, Harold Sosh,...
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Margaret Johnson Allen

October 26, 1925 - March 11, 2017

Margaret Allen, 91, of Owensboro passed away Saturday March 11, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Allen was born October 26, 1925 in Napfor, Ky. to the late Otis and Nellie Dayton Johnson. Margaret was a member and volunteer at Mended Hearts and Golden Partners in Owensboro. Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lewis Allen; sister, Jessie Lee Belcher; brother, Donald Johnson; also,...
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Helen Doris Wathen McCarty

April 28, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Helen Doris Wathen McCarty, 80, passed peacefully at her home on March 11, 2017, surrounded by loved ones after a lengthy illness. Helen was born on April 28, 1936 in Daviess County, KY to the late Joseph Herman and Mary Ethel Payne Wathen. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Thomas Gerald McCarty, Sr., infant children Theresa Marie and Thomas Gerald, and great grandson Jude. ...
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Mary Jo Smith

October 29, 1936 - March 11, 2017

Mary Jo Smith, 80, of Philpot, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky and in the presence of her beloved family. She was born October 29, 1936 in Daviess Co. to the late Joseph and Catherine Tierney Conkright. Mary Jo had worked at the American Tobacco Co. for 20 years and then at W. R. Grace and Daramic until her retirement. She received a...
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Larry Glenn Billings

October 13, 1949 - March 10, 2017

Larry Billings, 67, of Owensboro passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Billings was born October 13, 1949 in Louisville to the late Ellis and Mary Hamilton Billings. He is survived by his sister, Donna Ebelhar and husband Grady of Owensboro along with several nieces and nephews. Private arrangements are being handled by Glenn Funeral Home and...
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Mary Jane Blandford

November 27, 1940 - March 10, 2017

Mary Jane Blandford, 76, of Philpot, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at her home. She was born November 27, 1940 in Daviess Co. to the late William Wallace and Sophia Kaelin O'Bryan. She graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy. Mary Jane was a member of SS. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church for over 50 years and greatly appreciated the gift of Faith and the Sacraments. She loved her...
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Edward Gotzy

September 26, 1936 - March 9, 2017

Edward Gotzy, 80, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born September 26, 1936 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia to the late Albert and Terezia Reisenauer Gotzy. After the German invasion and takeover of Czechoslovakia in 1939, Edward's father was drafted into the German army and was not to be seen by his family again...
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Mary Ruth "Sue" Onstott King

August 14, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Mary Ruth "Sue" Onstott King passed away peacefully in her home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky and her children on March 9, 2017, surrounded by her children. Mrs. King was born August 14, 1928, to Roberta Cook and James Herman Onstott in Daviess County, Kentucky and was first a member of Friendship Baptist Church where she was baptized. Her husband of 48 years, Virgil C King,...
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Philamena Cox

March 9, 1926 - March 9, 2017

Maple Mount — Sister Philomena Cox, 91, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died on her birthday, March 9, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph. She was a native of Owensboro, serving in her 72nd year of religious life. "Sister Phil" loved a challenge and was handy with tools like her patron, Saint Joseph the Worker. A teacher or principal for 29 years, she was happy to roll up her sleeves and...
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Wanda Ray

February 11, 1938 - March 9, 2017

On Thursday, March 9, 2017 Wanda Simmons Ray, 79, flew to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus and we are pretty sure she dropped off another jar of blackberry jam to Conway Twitty when she arrived. She was born in Breckenridge County to the late Earl Ray and Geneva Smith Simmons, had worked for Dal-tile, and was a member of Safe Harbor Christian Fellowship. Those are the basics of her...
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Eddie Fulkerson

September 28, 1936 - March 9, 2017

Eddie Fulkerson, 80, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Owensboro Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Daviess County to the late Joseph Henry and Ella Oglesby Fulkerson. Mr. Fulkerson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Eddie was a coal miner for more than twenty-five years at Green Coal Company. He retired as a heavy equipment operator for...
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Jane Hancock

March 8, 2017 - March 8, 2017

Maple Mount — Sister Jane Irvin Hancock, 89, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died March 8, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 69th year of religious life. She was a native of Waverly. Caring for others was Sister Jane Irvin's specialty. First it was the students she taught at St. Martin School, Rome (1950-55), and Sts. Joseph and Paul (1955-58) and St. Pius Tenth (1958-69) schools...
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Vivian Jean Reed Fischer

February 6, 1933 - March 8, 2017

Vivian Jean Reed Fischer, 84, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at her home surrounded by all her family. She was born February 6, 1933 in Daviess Co. to the late Clarence and Dora Terry Reed. She graduated from St. Francis Academy in 1951, was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Martin Catholic Church where she was an active member of the Parish Altar Society until her health...
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Jonathan "Jon" McDonald

October 19, 1975 - March 8, 2017

Jonathan "Jon" McDonald, 41, of Vine Grove, Ky. passed away March 8, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 19, 1975 in Bowling Green, Ky. to Mark and Betty McDonald. After graduating from Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, he went to work as a cook and spent the next several years enjoying himself working in the restaurant industry and cooking for his girlfriend and family. Jon...
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Stacey Jo Wilcox

April 13, 1958 - March 8, 2017

Stacey Jo Wilcox, 58, of Owensboro, passed into the arms of Jesus Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at her home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky and her family. Mrs. Wilcox was born April 13, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Sam and JoAn Stacker of Bowling Green. Stacey was a 1976 graduate of Bowling Green High School. She attended Brescia University receiving a...
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James "Jim" Snyder

October 9, 1934 - March 8, 2017

James "Jim" Harold Snyder, 82, of Owensboro, went to his Heavenly home and was greeted by his son, Glen, on March 8, 2017. He was born October 9, 1934 to the late Rev. James Homer and Hazel Marie Snyder. Jim was a long-time member of Calvary Wesleyan Church and most recently, attended Yellow Creek Baptist Church. He was employed at Parr Trucking and later at Yager Materials where he worked as a...
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Daniel G. Millay

November 6, 1962 - March 7, 2017

Danny Millay, 54, of Whitesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born November 6, 1962 in Daviess Co. Danny had worked in maintenance at Owensboro Grain for 35 years. He was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church and had served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed doing many things including hunting fishing, camping, horseback...
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Robert E. "Bob" Elder

December 2, 1934 - March 6, 2017

Robert E. "Bob" Elder, 82, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home. He was born in Stanley, Kentucky to the late Joseph and Nancy Willett Elder. Bob was a member of IBEW Local 1701 and was employed by Dynalectric Company and its predecessor Griffin Electric Company for 46 years where he served as Superintendent on several large projects. He retired in 1997. He was a member...
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Charles Dan Thompson

May 14, 1932 - March 4, 2017

Charles Dan Thompson, 84, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away March 4, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born May 14, 1932 to the late Hayden and Kathleen Head Thompson in Daviess County. Dan was a lifelong farmer and a member and founder of Daviess County Pork Producers. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Dan was preceded in death by his...
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Lynn Edwin Mobley

June 24, 1951 - March 4, 2017

Lynn Edwin Mobley, 65, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Mobley was born June 24, 1951 in Daviess County to the late E.L. Mobley and Inelle Milton Mobley. Lynn graduated from Daviess County High School in 1969 then attended college at Murray State University. He transferred to the University of Kentucky where he received his degree in...
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Nelda Barnett Nalley

April 22, 1950 - March 4, 2017

Nelda Barnett Nalley, 66, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky with her family by her side. Mrs. Nalley was born April 22, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Robert and Annie Johnson Barnett. Nelda was a loving wife and mother who was always smiling and cooking Sunday dinner for her family. She was first a disciple of Jesus Christ who...
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Carol Lee Kelley

April 10, 1940 - March 2, 2017

Carol Lee Kelley, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, March 04, 2017. She was born April 10, 1940. Ms. Kelley is survived by a daughter, Sarah Lee Spurrier Marksberry of Owensboro; a son, James Kelley Spurrier of Evansville; grandchildren, Shelby Clark, Katie Ryan, Emmalee Ryan, Jacob Spurrier and Benjamin Spurrier; and two great-grandchildren. Private services will be handled by Glenn...
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Theresa Jean Nies

August 29, 1961 - March 2, 2017

Theresa Jean Nies, 55, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Daviess County to the late Jerry Wayne and Doris Ann Wink Everly. Theresa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brescia University with a Bachelor in Graphic Arts. She was a talented artist who was also an avid reader and researcher of truth and spirituality. She had a...
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Herbert J. Sorg

October 14, 1922 - March 1, 2017

Herbert J. Sorg, 94, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Sorg was born October 14, 1922 in Daviess County to the late Alfred and Esther Kaze Sorg. Herb was an intelligent and compassionate man with a great sense of humor who faithfully exercised every day. He loved the out of doors, especially mowing and gardening on his small farm. Herb...
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Lila Jean Partridge

November 30, 1921 - February 28, 2017

Lila Jean Partridge, 95, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Signature Healthcare—Hillcrest. She was born in Niles, Ohio on November 30, 1921 to the late Myrle Eugene, Sr. and Anna Elizabeth Brown Partridge. She graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in Mineral Ridge, Ohio in 1939 and from Youngstown College in Youngstown, Ohio. Lila Jean was the owner, teacher, and...
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Duncan Gilmore

January 29, 1956 - February 27, 2017

Duncan Lee Gilmore, 61, of Owensboro died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Knottsville to the late Arthur and Lena Dennison Gilmore, worked as a carpenter for Local 549, was a hard worker and a wonderful family man with a love for life. He was also preceded in death by sisters Myrtle and Rose Sharon Gilmore; brothers David and Arthur Gilmore;...
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Juanita Plain Reynolds

February 22, 1926 - February 26, 2017

Juanita Plain Reynolds, 91, of Paducah, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was born February 22, 1926 in Daviess Co. to the late Lester and Ida Bache. Juanita was a homemaker and had been a secretary at Ashland Oil and First Presbyterian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Marion W. Plain in 1985 and James R....
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Billie Roach

April 6, 1932 - February 25, 2017

Billie Joyce Postlewaite Roach, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a long battle with End Stage Renal Disease. Billie was born April 6, 1932 to the late Benjamin and Gladys Postlewaite of Whitesville. Billie married the love of her life, the late Carter Roach on April 7, 1951. Billie loved her Jesus and was dedicated to attending...
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Samuel Hagan Robertson

March 12, 1921 - February 22, 2017

Samuel Hagan Robertson, 95, formerly of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bowling Green. Born in McLean County to the late Stirman and Anna Lee Robertson, Mr. Robertson was a graduate of Calhoun High School and Kentucky Wesleyan College. Mr. Robertson was a veteran of World War II having served in the 101st Airborne Division,...
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Martha Sells Absher

January 9, 1929 - February 22, 2017

Martha Sells Absher, 88, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Princeton, Kentucky to the late Luther and Mary Patterson Sells. Mrs. Absher worked as a bookkeeper for many years at her husband's business and other places in Paducah. She retired in 1999. Martha was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. ...
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Eugene "Gene" G. Boling

August 13, 1935 - February 21, 2017

Eugene "Gene" G. Boling, 81, of Owensboro died February 21, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Hancock County to the late Milner "Doc" Boling and Lucy Powers Boling. Gene was a member of Christ Community Church, retired from Willamette Industries after 32 years of service, had served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the VFW. ...
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John Outlaw

February 17, 1946 - February 20, 2017

John W. Outlaw, 71, of Owensboro, went home February 20, 2017, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born February 17, 1946 in Kentucky to the late Haywood and Magdalene Tramill Outlaw. John accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a very young age. He was a Marine and Vietnam Veteran and proudly served his country. John was a member and served as Senior Vice Commander at...
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Nancy Jane Crowe

September 13, 1936 - February 20, 2017

Nancy J. Payne Crowe, 80, of Owensboro passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Nancy was born September 13, 1936 in Owensboro to the late Herman J. Payne Sr. and Pauline C. Kauffeld Payne. She was a member of Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Nancy had several passions in her life including following UK basketball and NASCAR, also she and her...
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Archie C. Brown

January 29, 1921 - February 20, 2017

Archie C. Brown, 96, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away February 20, 2017, at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 29, 1921, in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late Arlie Lee and Virgie Craft Brown. Archie retired from Alcoa Aluminum after 20 years of service in the mechanical maintenance department. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Hall Street Baptist Church....
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Martine Warren

January 18, 1923 - February 20, 2017

Martine Elizabeth Crowe Warren, 94, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Heartford House in Owensboro. She was born in Owensboro, Ky., on January 18th, 1923 to the late William R. Crowe and Bertha F. Zoll Crowe. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Owensboro. Martine grew up in rural Daviess County and was a graduate of St. Francis High...
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Eugene "Gene" Crowe

August 10, 1943 - February 18, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Crowe, 73, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Crowe was born August 10, 1943 in Reed to the late Joseph and Martha Barr Crowe. Gene graduated from Owensboro Catholic High in 1961 then worked and retired from the Maintenance Dept. of the Daviess County Board of Education after more than 20 years. Mr. Crowe was a simple,...
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Harry L. Wallace

August 30, 1926 - February 16, 2017

Harry Lee Wallace, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late Charles M. Wallace and Minnie Wallace Atkins. Mr. Wallace was a WW II infantry veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a Golden Glove Boxing Champion whose duty included entertaining the troops through boxing exhibition tours. ...
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