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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

Franklin D. Arnold

March 24, 1941 - May 9, 2021

Franklin D. Arnold, 80, of Owensboro, passed away May 9, 2021 in transitional care at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Frank was born March 24, 1941 in Nashville, TN and was a 1960 graduate of Cohn High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee Tech University. Frank retired from Century Aluminum as their Chief Process Industrial Engineer. He...
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J. Randy Shultz

April 17, 1929 - May 9, 2021

J. Randy Shultz, 92, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Hancock County to the late Jesse Raymond and Virginia Merle Winkler Shultz and served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Shultz retired in 1988 after many years of service at Willamette (Domtar), where he served as personnel manager. He also worked for General Electric from...
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Danny Ray Word

November 13, 1948 - May 8, 2021

Danny Ray Word, 72, of Owensboro, died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, May 8, 2021, at his home after a battle with cancer. Born Nov. 13, 1948, in Christian County, he was the only son of the late Glendel and Ola Word. He grew up as a member of the Center Street Church of Christ and Owensboro Church of Christ. After graduating from Daviess County High School, he joined the U.S. Army. In...
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Ann Kennedy Doyle

August 26, 1930 - May 8, 2021

Ann Kennedy Doyle, 90, of Owensboro, died Saturday, May 8, 2021 at her home with family by her side. The Peoria, Illinois native was born August 26, 1930 to the late Ralph and Eunice Kennedy. Ann grew up in Illinois and met her future husband at a school dance. After marriage, they lived in Japan while he served in the Navy and where they had their first child. Ann received her B.A. from Kentucky...
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Donald "Donnie" Lee Oliver

November 11, 1941 - May 7, 2021

Donald "Donnie" Lee Oliver, 79, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, May 7th, 2021. He was born November 11, 1941, in Owensboro, to the late Franklin and Alma Ruth Otterson Oliver. Donnie was known to be a workaholic, he retired from General Electric and from GRITS transportation service as a driver. He was of the Baptist faith where he was a long-time member of Macedonia Baptist Church. Donnie...
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Martha Thomas Gillim

February 14, 1965 - May 4, 2021

Martha Thomas Gillim, 56, of Owensboro, was surrounded by her family when she went to be with the Lord after a year-long battle with cancer. Martha was born in Owensboro on February 14, 1965, to William "Billy" and Agnus Schell Thomas. Martha was attending Owensboro High School when she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Steve Gillim, while working their first job together. The...
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Thomas David Lambert

November 14, 1939 - May 3, 2021

Thomas David Lambert passed away May 3, 2021, at home. He was born November 14, 1939, in Daviess County to the late William and Florence Lambert. David was a farmer at heart and loved John Deere tractors. He retired from Century Aluminum and Gipe Automotive and enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart. David was a member of Panther Creek...
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John Thomas Williams

June 23, 1934 - May 3, 2021

John Thomas Williams, 86, of Owensboro, peacefully passed on to eternal life on Monday, May 3, 2021, at his home with his family at his side. Johnny was born June 23, 1934 in Daviess County to the late Aloysius Jerome and Mary Diellen Hagan Williams. The youngest of five siblings, he was raised on Leitchfield Road where he experienced hardship, simple fun, mischief and hard work in a world...
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Hubert D. "Hubie" Ferrell

August 17, 1947 - May 3, 2021

Hubert D. "Hubie" Ferrell, 73, of Owensboro, passed away May 3, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born August 17, 1947 in Daviess County to the late Hubert and Wilma Vanover Ferrell. Hubert was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in Okinawa. During his service, he earned many awards including the good conduct award, the National Defense...
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William Lawrence Wiesman

May 10, 1934 - May 2, 2021

William Lawrence Wiesman (Bill) 86, went to his heavenly home on May 2, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born May 10, 1934 in Owensboro to the late Martin and Minnie Mae (Lamar) Wiesman. Bill was the youngest of eight children. He was a graduate of Owensboro High School and continued his education at the University of Kentucky where he graduated with a degree in animal husbandry...
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Sallye Lorrain Moorman

April 26, 1980 - May 2, 2021

Sallye Lorrain Moorman, 41, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2021. Sallye was born April 26, 1980, in Owensboro to Joseph A. Moorman Sr and Lourendy Crowe. In 1999, Sallye graduated from Apollo High School and then went on to earn her nursing degree from Owensboro Community and Technical College. She was a CNA at the Wendall Foster Center and Wellington Parc and then an LPN at...
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Elizabeth L. "Betty" Wiggins

November 8, 1940 - May 2, 2021

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Wiggins, 80, of Utica, passed away May 2, 2021. She was born in Daviess County on November 8, 1940 to the late Everett and Edith Fulkerson. Betty surrounded her life with God, family, and church. She was a member at St. Anthony Catholic Church and enjoyed studying her family history, watching Western movies, and painting figurines. Betty was also known for her stylish...
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Lora Hawes

April 29, 1922 - May 1, 2021

Lora Hawes, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at Wellington Parc, Owensboro on May 1, 2021, at the age of 99. She was born in Springer, New Mexico, the fifth of six children and the only daughter of the late Jacob Thompson Hawes and Sara Alice Hawes (nee Richards). When Lora was nine, her mother passed away of cancer, and she then lived with her...
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Carolyn Maxine Mohon

October 14, 1942 - April 30, 2021

Carolyn Maxine Mohon, 78, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Drakesboro, Kentucky to the late William and Mildred Ezell. Mrs. Mohon retired after working at Lifeway Christian Store for more than thirty-five years. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church for more than twenty years. Carolyn was an avid U.K....
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Maurice Wink

August 2, 1934 - April 30, 2021

Maurice Wink, 86, of Masonville died Friday, April 30, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. The Daviess County native was born August 2, 1934 to the late Simon and Thelma Wink. Maurice was a well-known area farmer and avid reader who also loved history, especially Civil War and Daviess County history. He and his wife were members of the Friendship Force and traveled all over the world...
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Sharon M. Bruton

August 10, 1961 - April 28, 2021

Sharon Bruton, 59, of Owensboro, passed away April 28, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 10, 1961 in Owensboro to Edward Earl and Ruth Ann Cureton. Sharon was a 1979 graduate of Catholic High School and worked as an Administrative Assistant within the family business, B & B Technologies. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her...
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Janet Cook St. Clair

November 1, 1935 - April 28, 2021

Janet Cook St. Clair, 85, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born November 1, 1935 in Crittenden Co. to the late Ira Walker Cook, Sr. and Harpye Herrin Cook. Janet retired from teaching in the Business Department of Daviess County High School. She graduated from Crittenden County High School, Berea College, and...
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Florence Rosemary Johnson Howard

July 20, 1936 - April 28, 2021

Florence Rosemary Johnson Howard, 84, of Philpot, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born July 20, 1936 in Hancock County to the late Thomas R. and Ruth Payne Johnson. Mrs. Howard was primarily a dedicated homemaker. However, she had also worked at Livingston Laboratories and Service Merchandise. She had been a member of Saints Joseph...
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Barbara Ann Carper

April 16, 1941 - April 27, 2021

Barbara Ann Carper, 80, of Owensboro, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Geneseo, Illinois to the late Edward and Florence Roman, Barbara entered the nursing profession and quickly established herself as a well-respected, "people" nurse displaying her natural gift of compassion. As an even-tempered, yet warm and thoughtful...
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Justin D. Hayes

August 14, 1988 - April 26, 2021

Justin D. Hayes, 32 of Owensboro, passed away April 26, 2021. He was born August 14, 1988 in Owensboro to the late Ronnie Sr., and Mary Hayes. Justin was a skilled welder and most recently worked at Mechanical Maintenance and Fabrication. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and spending time with his children. He is survived by his four children, Navaeh, Lily, Braxton and Jansen; siblings,...
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Shyril Jean Johnson

February 25, 1946 - April 25, 2021

Shyril Jean Johnson, 75, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born February 25, 1946 in Muhlenburg Co. to the late Leonard M. and Muriel Givens Huter. Shyril loved raising her house plants, cooking, and was an avid U.K. basketball fan. Surviving are her children, Mark (Julie) McDonald of Owensboro, Dana Bernard of...
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Janice Rhea Shocklee Deaton

October 23, 1937 - April 24, 2021

Janice Rhea Shocklee Deaton, 83, of Louisville, formerly of Owensboro, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 after a long illness. The Livermore native was born October 23, 1937 to the late Buren and Belverine Shocklee, as their third child and first daughter. Janice married Thomas A. Deaton and raised three daughters, Sharon Renee, Angela Sue, and Amy Lynn. She graduated as valedictorian in 1956 and...
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Lois A. Purdy

October 29, 1958 - April 23, 2021

Lois A. Purdy, 62, of Owensboro, passed away April 23, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born October 29, 1958 in Owensboro, to the late Henry and Lydia Jolly Johnson. Lois enjoyed showing dogs, trips to the beach, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of almost 25 years, Dr. Bill Purdy; her daughters, Sondra Johnson and Corinne Young; her step...
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G. Ted Smith Jr.

September 1, 1936 - April 22, 2021

G. Ted Smith, Jr., business, community, and education leader, passed away April 22, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was 84. Ted Smith was passionate about the city of Owensboro, the Owensboro school system, Indiana University, and his career at Texas Gas. Voted "Father of the Year" 43 consecutive times by his son Jay, he provided space and understanding of his wife Jackie's...
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Cathy Lorraine Hedrick Gillispie

August 10, 1954 - April 22, 2021

Cathy Lorraine Hedrick Gillispie, 66, of Owensboro, entered into heaven on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Cathy was born August 10, 1954 in South Charleston, West Virginia to the late Walter Russell Hedrick and Deloris Cook. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. During Cathy's full time healthy life, she liked to call herself a domestic engineer. ...
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Jerry Joseph Weber

June 23, 1953 - April 20, 2021

Jerry Joseph Weber, 67, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He now resides in Heaven where everything "is fine" and he can listen to his favorite music, Southern Gospel. He was born June 23, 1953 in Daviess County to the late Miller Ray and Mary Jo Turner Weber. He will be remembered as "The Meat Man" at Wetzel's during his 27 years of...
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Darin "Blake" Gatton

June 11, 1989 - April 20, 2021

Darin "Blake" Gatton, 31, of Maceo, passed away April 20, 2021. He was born June 11, 1989, in Owensboro, to Darin and Kimberly Payne Gatton. Blake graduated from Daviess County High School in 2007 and went on to work at Ragu. He had served as a operator for Glenmore for the last 8 years. Blake was an avid sports fan, especially of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Dolphins, and...
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Redia Gail Leibee

March 12, 1944 - April 20, 2021

Redia Gail Leibee, 77, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at her home. She was born in Belfry, Kentucky to the late Fayette and Marie Smith Scott. Redia retired from Wal-Mart as an assistant manager after more than twenty-years of service. She spent her younger years as a dedicated homemaker and was very involved in the deaf community while living in Ohio. Ms. Leibee was an...
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Arthur Leo Schwartz

July 8, 1945 - April 19, 2021

Arthur Leo Schwartz, 75, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at his home. He was born July 8, 1945, in Daviess County, to the late Joseph Lambert Schwartz and Rita Margaret Mackey Schwartz. Leo served his country in the United States Army, was a steel fabricator by trade, a member of the boilermakers, and an all-around craftsman. He was a 35-year member of Precious Blood Catholic...
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Dorothy Jean Martin Gullett

October 29, 1934 - April 18, 2021

Dorothy Jean Martin Gullett, 86, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 with her son and daughter by her side. She was born October 29, 1934, in Owensboro, to the late Oscar and Pauline Williams Martin. Dorothy was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star where she was a past Worthy Matron several times. She enjoyed working in her yard and her flower garden, loved her dogs, and also...
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Dorothy "Tookey" Sloan Magan

February 19, 1932 - April 18, 2021

Dorothy "Tookey" Sloan Magan, 89, of Owensboro passed away early Sunday, April 18, 2021 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. Born February 19, 1932 in Daviess County to the late James and Hattie Mae Sloan, Dorothy worked for MPD, formerly G.E., and retired in 1994 after 44 years. She was a member of Thruston United Methodist Church. Dorothy loved her cat, Paige. In addition to her...
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Norma Virginia Taylor Lashbrook

February 17, 1928 - April 17, 2021

Norma Virginia Taylor Lashbrook, 93, passed away at her home, Little Ranche Farms, Habit, Kentucky, at sunset on Saturday, April 17. She was the only daughter of Rae Vivian Emrich Taylor and Miller Haynes Taylor, who predeceased her. She is also predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Earl Donald Lashbrook, who died in 2009; her infant daughter, Lee Ann Lashbrook; and her brother, Don Miller...
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Robert "Pops" Ball, Sr.

October 17, 1941 - April 17, 2021

Robert "Pops" Ball, Sr., 79, of Reynolds Station, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 17, 1941, to the late Nelson and Opal Morgan Ball in Breckinridge County. Bob worked for over 20 years at Century Aluminum before he retired. An outdoorsman, he loved to deer hunt, raise vegetables, and cook what the land gave him. He played pool with...
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James Leo Powell

March 25, 1932 - April 14, 2021

James Leo Powell, 89, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born March 25, 1932 in St. Joe to the late Athanasius and Helena Powell, James was the youngest of six children. He was a member of the Teamsters and retired as a truck driver from Matlack in 1991. James loved to dance the two-step and spend time in his vegetable garden, but his...
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Stephen J. Smeathers

August 12, 1956 - April 13, 2021

Stephen J. Smeathers, 64, of Owensboro, passed away April 13, 2021, at his home. He was born August 12, 1956 in Daviess County to Kenneth Smeathers and Opal Powers Pruden. Steve enjoyed grilling for his family and spent many of his days on his family farm. He looked forward to his annual trips to Marco Island with his wife and also enjoyed his time at the lake; especially Rough River where he...
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Delbert Lee Bittel

October 28, 1949 - April 10, 2021

Delbert Lee Bittel, 71, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at his home. Born October 28, 1949 in Daviess County to the late Paul Bittel and Marie Wagner Bittel, Delbert lived on the property his family owned for several generations and farmed all his life. He was a simple man who was family oriented, super kind, and soft spoken. Delbert, along with his wife, Kay, attended Pleasant...
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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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Gary Dwaine Thrasher

March 18, 1964 - March 25, 2021

Gary Dwaine Thrasher, beloved father, son and brother died at age 57 at his Henderson, Ky home on March 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Thrasher Jr. and Wanda Lorine Thrasher and sister Betty Lou Thrasher. Gary's greatest joy in life was the birth of his daughter, Emily Marie, and son Andrew Brent of Owensboro, Ky., who survive him. Also surviving is sister Suzette...
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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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