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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

Wanda Lee Rone

December 18, 1928 - June 22, 2017

Wanda Lee Rone, 88, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday June 22, 2017 at Owensboro Place Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel Garvin Johnson. Wanda was retired from G.E. where she had worked for 30 years in the Tube and Motor Divisions. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed craft making, quilting, and loved to get away and travel to any...
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James Thomas "Tom" Fenwick

July 29, 1953 - June 21, 2017

James Thomas "Tom" Fenwick, 63, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born July 29, 1953 in Daviess Co., Ky. Tom was retired as a Senior Mechanic and Certified Welder with Big Rivers Electric and Western Kentucky Energy after 30 years of service. Tom loved watching history channels and war movies, listening to country...
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Suzann "Sue" Michelle Bell-Johnson

November 17, 1972 - June 21, 2017

Mrs. Suzann "Sue" Michelle Bell-Johnson, 44, of Owensboro passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 21 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Mrs. Bell-Johnson was born November 17, 1972 in Jeffersonville, Indiana to Jimmie and Mary Hooper Bell. Sue had graduated with two associate degrees and been accepted into Western Kentucky University. She loved her family, especially her children and...
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Albert Alton Baughn

July 1, 1923 - June 21, 2017

Albert Alton Baughn, 93, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Calhoun, Kentucky to the late Remus Albert and Mary Althea Austin Baughn. Mr. Baughn was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was aboard the USS Nevada during Pearl Harbor and was a part of the invasion at Normandy on D-Day. Alton retired from General...
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Ben Allen Burns III

August 15, 1982 - June 20, 2017

Ben Allen Burns III, 34, of Utica, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was a 2001 graduate of Daviess County High School. Ben was a great athlete and excelled at golf. Following high school he followed his passion and became a fourth generation farmer in the Utica area. He worked closely with his father who came to rely on Ben for many things; including...
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William "Bill" Brown

June 29, 1953 - June 20, 2017

William "Bill" Brown, 63, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, June 20 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehab. Mr. Brown was born June 29, 1953 in Daviess County to the late Clarence (Ham) Brown and Bertha Lancaster Brown. Bill loved flowers and grew some beautiful roses. He was an avid UK and NASCAR fan, loved rock-n-roll music and watching wrestling. Bill was also a very good bowler and once bowled a...
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Peggy Joyce Sublett

August 22, 1941 - June 18, 2017

Peggy Joyce Sublett, 75, of Philpot, passed away June 18, 2017at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 22, 1941 to the late James Wilsie and Winona Hamilton Sublett. Peggy was diagnosed with polio in the 5th grade. She was a strong Christian woman and a member of Providence United Methodist Church. There, she found enjoyment in playing the piano for many years. Peggy was a...
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Paul Julius Hicks

November 20, 1937 - June 18, 2017

Paul Julius Hicks, 79, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 20, 1937 in Daviess Co. to the late Urey and Edna Burden Hicks. Paul was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church and had worked in maintenance for several local vending companies. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and enjoyed Nascar racing and was a Kyle...
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Agnes "Jean" Jones

September 9, 1941 - June 17, 2017

Agnes "Jean" Jones, 75, of Owensboro, formerly of Fordsville, passed away June 17, 2017 at home. She was born September 9, 1941 to the late Carl C. and Berniece Perkins Moon. Jean was an LPN for many years. She retired from NSA. Jean enjoyed camping, fishing, flowers, and just being outside. In her later years, Jean took up the art of crocheting. Jean is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Helen C. Crowson

April 18, 1934 - June 16, 2017

Helen C. Crowson, 83, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, June 16 while visiting family in Zuni, Virginia. Mrs. Crowson was born April 18, 1934 in Phoebus, Virgina to the late Walter and Deanie Whaley Coston. Helen was a Christian and devoted member of Bellevue Baptist Church who loved reading her bible every day. She was an avid quilter and lover of arts and crafts. After she raised her children,...
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Marlene Hoyt

April 8, 1962 - June 16, 2017

Marlene Hoyt, 55, of Calhoun, KY, passed away Friday June 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 8, 1962 to the late Frank and Lutreacy Wilkey Hoyt. Marlene loved all kinds of water sports, gambling and going to the casino boat, wrestling, and enjoyed NASCAR and stock car racing of all types. She also enjoyed all kinds of animals and would take care of and love on them...
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Mary Snyder Shannon

June 6, 1925 - June 14, 2017

Mary Snyder Shannon, 92, of Owensboro, passed away June 14, 2017. She was born June 6, 1925 in Hancock County, to the late Walter and Alberta Hoskins Snyder. Mary was of the Baptist faith. She was a Nurse Assistant at Daviess Co. Hospital for 27 years until her retirement. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Husk; son, Cliff Husk; daughters, Shannon Kingsley and Martha Morris;...
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Rick Fowler

May 30, 1950 - June 14, 2017

Rick Fowler, 67, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Winslow, Indiana to the late George and Thelma Waymen Fowler. Rick was raised in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High. He earned his undergraduate degree in geology from Indiana State and his master's degree from University of Southern Indiana. Rick taught math...
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Jacqueline Jaskolski

January 31, 1924 - June 14, 2017

Jacqueline Jaskolski, 93, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Frasnes-Lez-Cousin, Belgium, to the late Ferdinand and Yvonne Peche Lagneau. Jacqueline was a long-time member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and loved to travel. Jacqueline also liked to gamble and play cards, and...
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Sandra Laverne Atkinson

May 25, 1959 - June 13, 2017

Sandra Lyle Atkinson, 58, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1959 in Agana, Guam. Sandra had been a Forensic Records Specialist for Aegis Sciences Corporation. She was a published writer of stories and piano music arrangements and was active in the Theater Workshop of Owensboro. Sandra would always "Light Up The...
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Karen Kay Cox Norris

February 9, 1953 - June 13, 2017

Karen Kay Cox Norris, 64, of McDaniels, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born February 9, 1953 in Daviess Co., KYand was retired from Owensboro Municipal Utilities as a Water Quality Specialist. Kay was of the Catholic faith and was an avid U. K. basketball fan. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, spending...
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Rev. James Robert Young, Sr.

October 17, 1936 - June 12, 2017

Rev. James Robert Young, Sr. of Owensboro, KY went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 17, 1936 in Crane Pond, KY to the late Herbert M. and Rachel J. (Brannon) Young. James is a graduate of Western High School in Owensboro. James loved spending time with his family, he was an avid bowler and very active in several...
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Raymond Leon Kessenger

April 13, 1952 - June 12, 2017

Raymond Leon Kessenger, 65, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Owensboro Center. He was born in Stanford, Montana to the late William H. and Barbara Elizabeth Tindle Kessenger, Sr. Leon was a carpenter and a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, William H., James D., Howard L. and Ernest W. Kessenger. Surviving are a...
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Dennis Ray Ezell

December 27, 1955 - June 11, 2017

Dennis Ray Ezell, 61, of Owensboro, passed away June 11, 2017. Born in Owensboro, a son of the late Carl and Juanita Nash Ezell, he was a graduate of Daviess County High School and a member of the Millwright Union. He enjoyed attending his church, Grace Chapel, and going to car shows. Mr. Ezell is survived by his daughter, Melissa Ezell; his grandson Xavier Maddox; and his brothers Allen...
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Thomas Paul Raley

October 15, 1966 - June 10, 2017

Thomas Paul Raley, 50, of Owensboro, passed away June 10, 2017 while at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born October 15, 1966 and was a lifelong resident of Owensboro. He graduated from Owensboro High School in 1985, and attended University of Kentucky. Thomas was also a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Douglas Raley; step...
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Miabella Grace Knott

June 8, 2017 - June 8, 2017


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Tamara Johnson Millay

September 5, 1968 - June 8, 2017

Tamara Johnson Millay, 48, of Thruston passed away Thursday June 8, 2017 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Ms. Millay was born September 5, 1968 in Daviess County to Norman and Doris "Winnie" Johnson. Tammy graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1986. She had a smile and joyous personality that was a spark that turned normal into exceptional. Tammy loved being with her family...
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Jeffrey Allen Parker

January 31, 1956 - June 8, 2017

Jeffrey Allen Parker, 61, of Glasgow, Kentucky, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Louisville. He was born in Tarentum, Pennsylvania to the late Lawrence R. and June M. Moser Parker. Jeff was a 1974 graduate of Owensboro High and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College. From the age of 14, Jeff spent more than thirty years working in the family business, City Transfer...
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Edna R. Richardson

April 30, 1917 - June 6, 2017

Edna R. Richardson, 100, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Cannelton, Indiana to Ed and Theckla Hanebuth Schwartz. Mrs. Richardson served as a ward clerk at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital for many years. She was a longtime and active member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church where she participated in the Women's...
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Marjorie Louise Peters Ware

September 24, 1924 - June 6, 2017

Marjorie Louise Peters Ware, 92, of Louisville returned to her beloved Heavenly Father on June 6, 2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital surrounded by her family. "Marge" is remembered by all who were privileged to know her as a devout woman of faith and impeccable loyalty to those she cherished. She led an amazing life, always full of joy and looking for a new adventure. She was an inspiration to...
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Harold Douglas "Andy" Anderson

December 30, 1931 - June 5, 2017

Harold ("Andy") Douglas Anderson, 85, died peacefully at his Louisville, Kentucky home surrounded by family on Monday, June 5, 2017. Mr. Anderson was born December 30, 1931 in Adairville, Kentucky to the late Nicholas Mack and Ethel Brister Anderson and lived many years in Owensboro. He was married for 61 years to Betty Prindle Anderson until she passed away in 2014. Harold proudly served our...
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Mary A. Davis

October 3, 1919 - June 4, 2017

Mary A. Davis, 97, of Utica, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 3, 1919 in Warren Co., IN to the late Russell and Maud Branch Smith. Mary was a homemaker, but was a cook and waitress for many years in various restaurants. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing bingo and working crossword puzzles. She was also...
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Lorine Eversole

September 3, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Lorine Eversole, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her home. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Sue Markovitch. She is survived by sons, Jimmy Kelley and Glenn Kelley; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. A graveside service is pending. Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made...
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Phillip Scott Annin

October 17, 1945 - June 3, 2017

Phillip Scott Annin, 71, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born Oct. 17, 1945, to the late Floyd and Lucile Stinson Annin. Phillip was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Owensboro High School and retired from Glenmore Distillery after 40 years. Phillip enjoyed hunting, traveling and had a fascination with guns. He also enjoyed times with family and...
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Sam Hughes

June 1, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Samuel James Hughes, known as "Baby Sam," Is now with the Lord. Although he never breathed life on this earth, we are comforted knowing that he will only experience the joy of Heaven and will forever be our Angel. He touched our hearts and will always be our son and little brother to Jack. Those who love him include parents, Kristopher Hughes and Lindsey (Abel) Hughes; big brother, Jack Hughes,...
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Gayleon Lee "Gale" Aldridge

August 14, 1955 - May 31, 2017

Gayleon Lee "Gale" Aldridge, 61, of Owensboro, passed away May 31, 2017 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Gale was born August 14, 1955 in Whitesville, KY to the late J.R. and Shirley Evans Aldridge. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Faye Aldridge on October 24, 2015. Gale was employed by Lee Brick and Block as a salesman. He was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church...
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Barbara Wilkerson Coomes

July 20, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Barbara Wilkerson Coomes, 79, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with her family by her side. She was born July 20, 1937 in Philpot to the late Clem and Zelma Wilkerson, the youngest of six siblings that also have preceded her in death. Barbara was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church for 58 years. She was a wonderful homemaker...
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Susan Elizabeth Evans

July 14, 1961 - May 30, 2017

Susan Elizabeth Evans, 55, passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Owensboro on July 14, 1961 to the late William and Betty Lambert Glenn. Susan worked at Omico Plastics for 16 years and K.B.'s Kid Zone for 6 years, where she touched many children's lives. She loved to read, relax and listen to music, and traveling to the beach in...
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Larry Neil Conder, Sr.

September 16, 1942 - May 29, 2017

Larry Neil Conder Sr, 74, of Sunrise FL, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Monday May 29, 2017. He was the son of the late Herbert and Helen Conder. Larry was retired from the Owensboro Street Department. Throughout his life, he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing guitar, fishing, golfing, oil painting, gun & knife collecting, and UK sports. He was preceded in death by his...
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Shirley Wall Shown

March 24, 1952 - May 29, 2017

Shirley Wall Shown, 65, of Owensboro passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at the University of Louisville Hospital. She was born March 24, 1952 in Camp Edwards, MA to James Harlan and Brenda Harlow Wall. Shirley worked at MPD as a Group Leader and assembly operator. She was an avid UK basketball and Dallas Cowboys fan and a season ticket holder to the Kentucky Mavericks. Shirley also loved the beach...
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Daniel Blake LaRoche

April 27, 1991 - May 28, 2017

Daniel Blake LaRoche, 26, of Utica, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Ohio Co. Hospital from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. He was born April 27, 1991 in Daviess Co., Ky. Blake was a foreman with Hedges Lawn Service and was a U. S. Air Force veteran. He was of the Baptist faith. Blake loved riding motorcycles, playing various sports, and hunting and fishing. He was the type...
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Howard E. Zimmerman

February 19, 1922 - May 28, 2017

Howard E. Zimmerman, 95, of Owensboro, passed away May 28, 2017 at home. He was born February 19, 1922 in Lebanon, IN to the late Floyd and Leona Wills Zimmerman. Howard retired as an auto mechanic and served as a Master Sgt. During WWII. He was at Omaha Beach on D-Day and received many commendations for his service to his country. Howard attended Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. He is...
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Mary Jane (Epley) Welch

May 9, 1941 - May 28, 2017

Mary Jane (Epley) Welch, 76, of Owensboro passed away Sunday May 28, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family during her last days. She fought so hard just to have some more time to hang out with her children. Mother, friend, so dear through our life, you've always been near, a tender smile to guide the way. She was the sunshine that lit up our day. A daughter of the late Alonzo and Viola Harley...
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Hubert Owen Bruington, Sr.

August 12, 1928 - May 28, 2017

Hubert Owen Bruington, Sr., 88 of Maceo went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 28, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Breckinridge County on August 12, 1928, he was the son of the late Glenn and Anna Butler Bruington. Mr. Bruington was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather to nine children, 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 1 great...
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Herbert Franklin Parker, Jr.

September 22, 1934 - May 24, 2017

PARKER, HERBERT FRANKLIN, He was born in Greenville, KY and graduated from Greenville High School in 1952. He graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1956 with a BS degree in English and Journalism. He received the Certificate of Supervision and Administration of Vocational Education in 1987 from Murray State University. He worked part-time while attending college and fulltime after...
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Edward Allen White

February 24, 1940 - May 24, 2017

Edward Allen White, 77, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Born in Hancock County, KY, a son of the late Douglas and Nannie Helen Coons White, he retired from Whirlpool, having worked there for 37 years. Mr. White was a member of the Kentucky Army National Guard, where he served with the former 2nd Battalion of the 123rd Armor Division, retiring as a Sergeant First Class. He...
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Daniel Joseph Clark

March 7, 1954 - May 23, 2017

Daniel Joseph Clark, 63, of Owensboro died Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Danny was born on March 7, 1954, to Martha and James H. Clark Jr. and was the second of three sons. He was a lifelong Owensboro resident, graduating from Owensboro High School and attending Brescia College. Danny lived life to its fullest and never failed to overcome any...
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Doris Bailey Trantham

July 18, 1935 - May 22, 2017

Doris Bailey Trantham, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at her home. She was born in Gainsboro, Tennessee to the late George Cecil and Dorothy Ruth Loftis Bailey. Doris was a longtime member of St. John United Methodist Church. She was a dedicated volunteer at the hospital for 19 years and employed for several years at Kuntry Krafts. When the children were young she also...
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Douglas Ray Beckhart

July 22, 1938 - May 22, 2017

Douglas Ray "Skeeter" Beckhart, 78, of Utica, passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born July 22, 1938 in Daviess Co. to the late Everett and Marie Cooper Beckhart. Douglas was retired as a boiler technician from Weyerhauser (Domtar) and was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Navy veteran during the Viet Nam Era and retired from...
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Dennis "Paul" Gauselman

January 20, 1950 - May 21, 2017

Dennis "Paul" Gauselman, 67, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Gauselman was born January 20, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Randolph Ward and Margaret Louise Lancaster. Paul graduated from OHS in 1968 and immediately began working construction and framing houses. He was a self-made man who later started his own company, A+...
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Wayne English

September 16, 1953 - May 18, 2017

Wayne English, 63, of Owensboro died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Aniston, Alabama to the late Billy Fred and Glenda Dobbins English, worked at General Electric for 29 years, and enjoyed working with CB Radios. Wayne also enjoyed RC Cars, drones, attending car shows, watching UK basketball and NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon, but his greatest joy...
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Charles R. "Chuck" Adams

October 26, 1940 - May 17, 2017

Charles R. "Chuck" Adams, 76, of Owensboro, passed away May 17, 2017 at home. Chuck was born October 26, 1940 in Evansville, IN to the late Evert and Virginia Adams. He graduated in 1958 from Bosse High School in Evansville and later attended Brescia University where he graduated in 1976. Chuck worked at NSA and then retired from Century Aluminum in 2003. He was a coach for his son's baseball...
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John Kenneth Whitehouse

September 26, 1957 - May 17, 2017

Johnny, age 59, left this Earth with his loving family at his bedside Wednesday after a brief hospitalization. He was called home to Jesus in the midst of doing God's work at church 3 days prior to his death, never regaining consciousness. The family wishes to thank his extended family, church members, and countless friends for their love, prayer and support during this dark time of tremendous...
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Paul Ray Pate

February 19, 1936 - May 16, 2017

Paul Ray Pate, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 19, 1936 in Hancock Co. to the late Eli and Cleo Mickel Pate. Paul was a union painter with the Painter's Union Local #156. He was a member of Third Baptist Church, but had been attending Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Paul loved U.K. basketball, any kind of...
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Anthony Lee "Tony" Mehlbauer

April 9, 1972 - May 16, 2017

Anthony Lee "Tony" Mehlbauer II, 45, of Owensboro, passed away May 16, 2017 at his home. He was born April 9, 1972 in Daviess County to his parents Anthony and Sandra Clark Mehlbauer. Tony was of the Catholic faith. He was a very hard worker and was employed at UPS as a delivery driver for 19 years. Tony also was an expert landscaper. He was an avid U of L fan, cornhole player, played golf,...
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Bivian Maxine Kase

July 9, 1939 - May 16, 2017

Bivian Maxine Kase, 77, of Maceo, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born July 9, 1939 in Daviess County to the late Estile Boone and Gurthie Robison O'Bryan. Maxine was a dedicated homemaker who retired from Daviess County Hospital (now OHRH) and was of the Baptist faith. She was a country music fan, especially of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn....
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George Elwood Birkhiemer III

November 21, 1938 - May 14, 2017

George Elwood Birkhiemer III, 78, of Owensboro, passed away May 14, 2017 at home. He was born November 21, 1938 in Tyler Co., West Virginia to the late George Elwood Birkhiemer II and Marjorie Birkhiemer Gray. George was a retired general supervisor for National Southwire Aluminum, where he spent 31 years. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and woodworking. George is survived by his wife of 58...
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Coy C. Shown

July 30, 1917 - May 14, 2017

Coy C. Shown, 99, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born July 30, 1917 in Ohio Co. to the late Ben Allen, Sr. and Sudie Belle Shown. Dad (Coy) described himself as an "ordinary man", but as his daughter, "I beg to differ". He and his wife owned Shown's Sundries Store on Frederica Street and he retired as a Lt. Col....
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Carla "Kaye" Jones Howard

March 17, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Mrs. Howard, previously known as Kaye Jones, 78, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Terre Haute, on March 17, 1939 to her late mother Evelyn Miller Baker and her late stepfather Clyde Baker. Kaye was a businesswoman for several years in the Healthcare industry as a nursing home administrator. She had a keen mind and was an avid...
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William B. "Bill" West

October 9, 1929 - May 12, 2017

William B. "Bill" West, 87, of Niagara, KY, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Western State Nursing Facility. Mr. West was born October 9, 1929 in Henderson County to the late Charles Byrd West Sr. and Bertha Mershon West. Bill graduated from Henderson County High School and attended the University of Kentucky where he earned a degree in Mathematics. He was a decorated...
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Dorothy Jean Fulkerson Foster

June 6, 1930 - May 12, 2017

Dorothy Jean Fulkerson Foster, 86, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born June 6, 1930 in Daviess County, Kentucky to the late J.S. and Mayme Alice Dunn Fulkerson. Dorothy retired from General Electric after thirty-six years of service. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church who enjoyed her cats, scrapbooking, antiquing and...
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Milton L. Greenwell

September 9, 1931 - May 11, 2017

Milton L. Greenwell, 85, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at his home. Mr. Greewell was born September 9, 1931 in Daviess County to the late Milton and Emma Conway Greenwell. Milton was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as an Electronics Technician for General Electric and then MPD from which he retired. Mr. Greenwell was kind and had a sense of humor but also had a...
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Sue Warren Edwards

April 23, 1931 - May 10, 2017

Sue Warren Edwards, 86, of Montgomery, AL, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at her home. She was born April 23, 1931 in Paducah to the late Virgil and Juanita Brandon Harrison. Sue was retired from Western Kentucky Gas Co. as a secretary and was a member of the Owensboro Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Warren in 1987 and...
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Bobby Joe Rickard

July 17, 1932 - May 10, 2017

Bobby Joe Rickard, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was born July 17th, 1932 in Sacramento, KY to the late Webb and Eva Lee Rickard. During the Korean War he served for over 3 years in the United States Air Force. After obtaining his teaching degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College 1957, he started his teaching career. From 1959 to 1965 Bob...
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Horace Eugene Mayfield

August 18, 1948 - May 9, 2017

Horace Eugene Mayfield, 68, of Owensboro, went into the arms of God on May 9, 2017 while at home and in the loving embrace of his devoted wife of 49 years, Pamelia Mayfield and eldest son, Bill Mayfield. He battled cancer in the most dignified manner possible for nine months. Born August 18, 1948 to the late William "Billy" and Audie Maye Mayfield, Horace was a U.S. Navy Veteran and had retired...
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Geneva Price Critchfield

March 13, 1940 - May 9, 2017

Geneva Price Critchfield, 77, of Princeton, Kentucky, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Princeton Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Harrison County, Kentucky to the late Floyd and Dorothy Harper Price. Prior to a long illness, Geneva was a longtime and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a loving and dedicated professional homemaker who...
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Kendal Lee Survant

March 16, 1951 - May 7, 2017

Kendal Lee Survant, 66, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 16, 1951 in Evansville, IN to the late William Earl and Lillian Clements Survant. Kendal was retired from the Hon Co. and a member of Third Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer S. Johnson and husband Dave of Sanford, Florida, two grandchildren,...
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Eugene E. Sheaffer

November 18, 1919 - May 7, 2017

Eugene E. Sheaffer, 97, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Sheaffer was born November 18, 1919 in Junction City, Kansas to the late George and Carrie Clark Sheaffer. Gene was a Army veteran of WWII who fought at the Angio Beachhead, Italy. He was a devoted Christian and member of Dawson Baptist and Walnut Memorial Baptist Churches where he...
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Lela Mae McKinley

August 22, 1924 - May 7, 2017

Lela Mae McKinley, 92, of Owensboro, passed away May 7, 2017 at Wellington Parc. Lela was born in Ohio County on August 22, 1924 to the late Charlie McKinley and Ina Patton McKinley. Lela was a member of Bells Run Baptist Church for many years. She retired from Glenmore Distillery after working there for 42 years. Lela is preceded in death by a sister, Ava Hudson; brothers, Carl Patton...
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Sister Mary Lois Speaks

August 18, 1944 - May 6, 2017

Sister Mary Lois Speaks, 72, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Saturday, May 6, 2017, in her 54th year as an Ursuline Sister. She was a native of Henderson. Sister Mary Lois greeted everyone with a wide smile and was always available with a listening heart. She loved nature and teaching, fought for social justice issues and helped organize the Ursuline Associates as their second...
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Wallace Howard

August 9, 1933 - May 5, 2017

Wallace Howard, 83, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Whitesville on August 9, 1933, he was the son of the late Patrick and Xaveria Coomes Howard. He attended Brescia University, was an Air Force veteran and retired from Southwire-Ky. Division in Hawesville. Wallace enjoyed gardening and oil painting. He performed many acts of charity during his...
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Stephen Joseph Kuhna

March 15, 1944 - May 4, 2017

Stephen J. Kuhna, 73, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born March 15, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Stephen Joseph and Susan T. Hustak Kuhna. Stephen had retired as the owner and operator of Spectrum Transportation and was a U. S. Army veteran during the Viet Nam War Era. He enjoyed hunting and fishing,...
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Linda Bryant Blandford

June 25, 1949 - May 4, 2017

Linda Bryant Blandford, 67, of Utica, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Wellington Parc surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 25, 1949 in Daviess Co. to the late Charles J. and Mary Rosalee Payne Bryant. Linda was retired from Fields Packing Co. and a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. She had a great love for animals, especially her horses and dogs, enjoyed cooking...
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Beatrice H. Moody

August 2, 1929 - May 3, 2017

Beatrice H. Moody, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, May 3,2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 2, 1929 in Daviess Co. to the late William and Minnie Sue Barber Havener. Beatrice had worked as a nurse's assistant and a beautician and was a member of Owensboro Christian Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed crocheting and...
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Carlos Lee Kassinger

March 20, 1952 - May 3, 2017

Carlos Lee Kassinger, 65, went peacefully to Heaven with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on March 20, 1952 to the late Frank and Mary Frances Kassinger. Carlos was a licensed plumber for 40 years and retired from Ernie Davis and Sons Mechanical Inc. He took pride in the dedication and value of work. Carlos enjoyed working outdoors and...
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Nancy Carol Henry

September 12, 1948 - May 3, 2017

Nancy Carol Henry, 68, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, May 3 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro to the late Bill and Nannie Maglinger Henry. She retired from Wesleyan Park Plaza K-Mart after 31 years of dedicated service. Nancy was strong in her faith. She was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and former longtime member of Crabtree Avenue Baptist...
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Robbie Nell Jones

September 29, 1932 - May 2, 2017

Robbie Nell Jones, 84, of Owensboro, passed away May 2, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 29, 1932 in Muhlenburg County to the late Roy Brothers and Flossie Groves Miller. Robbie was a member of First General Baptist Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping and more recently, bingo. Robbie was a great cook, enjoyed gospel music and...
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Leland C. Jones

January 13, 1946 - May 2, 2017

Leland C. Jones, 71, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at his home to go and join his wife Brenda Louise Jones. Born January 13, 1946, in Owensboro, Leland was the son of the late Cecil Walker Jones and Ann Barnard Alvey. He graduated from Owensboro High School and then Kentucky Wesleyan College. Leland worked with his two brothers, John W. Jones (Sylvia) and James E. Jones (Sandy)...
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Dean L. Sailer

July 25, 1953 - April 30, 2017

Dean L. Sailer, 63, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his home in Henderson under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice. Born in Reading, Pa. to the late Irvin and Donna Sailer. Dean attended Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fl. before enlisting early in the United States Navy at the age of 17. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Henderson and retired from the Social Security...
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Barbara J. Conder

August 17, 1938 - April 29, 2017

Barbara Jean Conder, 78, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her home. Ms. Conder was born August 17, 1938 in Muhlenburg County to the late Luther and Flora Driscoll McGinley. Barbara loved being with her children and grandchildren. She had worked as a waitress at the Holiday Inn and then the Executive Inn. Barbara had a special place in her heart for her two dogs, Chichi and...
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Amy Jo Babb

September 27, 1977 - April 28, 2017

Amy Jo Babb, 39, of Owensboro died unexpectedly on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada where she had lived for several years. Mrs. Babb was born September 27, 1977 in Owensboro to the late Charles D. Babb and Tracy Higgs Daughtery. Amy was a devoted Christian, wife, and mother who loved her family and was passionate about making the world a better place. She was an...
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Skyelar Laine Anne Blue

April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Skyelar Laine Anne Blue, infant, passed away April 28, 2017 at Good Samaritans Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. She was born to Neal and Harmony Marlette Blue. Skyelar was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lana L. Tapp Blue; great-grandparents, Carol Tomlingson, Buck Tomlingson, Nobel Blue, John Virgil "J.V." Tapp, Marvin "Pod" Ferguson and Hazel Thompson; step-grandmother, Erma L. Woolverton...
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Gerald "Jerry" Christian

January 12, 1936 - April 28, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Christian, 81, of Owensboro passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at his home. Mr. Christian was born January 12, 1936 in Daviess County to the late James and Dorothy Christian. Gerald served his country in the U.S. Navy and then worked for and retired from AT&T. He was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and loved the New England Patriots. Gerald had a wonderful sense of humor. ...
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Daniel B. Merlin, Jr.

February 23, 1955 - April 27, 2017

Dr. Daniel B. Merlin, Jr., 62, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born in Hialeah, Florida and is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Patricia Iverson. Dr. Merlin graduated from high school in Bremen, Kentucky and spent some time working as a D.J. while attending college. He spent more than ten years working in underground coal mines before finishing college...
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Larry Russell "Papaw" Dorris

December 31, 1944 - April 27, 2017

Larry Russell "Papaw" Dorris, 72, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, April 27 after a recent struggle with mental health issues. He was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late Russell Oakley and Myrtie Catherine Dorris Starks. Larry was a tool and die maker by trade, with numerous certifications and qualifications in his field. He spent the early years of his career at Faith Tool and Die...
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Marjorie Greenwell

May 27, 1917 - April 26, 2017

Marjorie Greenwell, 99, resident of Austin, Texas since 2012 and a former long- time resident of Owensboro passed away April 26, 2017. She was born May 27, 1917 in Daviess County to Emmett Joseph and Mary Emma (Hildebrand) Greenwell. Marjorie attended St. Francis Academy and was a devoted member of St Stephen Cathedral. She attended Owensboro Business College and served as a secretary for...
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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 Galaxy Convertible that he had for many...
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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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