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Mary Catherine  Elder

Obituary for Mary Catherine Elder

January 11, 1928 - January 20, 2018
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 90


Mary Catherine Elder, 90, of Owensboro, passed away January 20, 2018. She was born January 11, 1928 to the late Leo Van and Mary Elizabeth Settles. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. As a young lady, she was employed by General Electric and Kentucky Electronics. Mary was instrumental in establishing the first Al Anon group in Owensboro. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose favorite activities were family gatherings and flower gardening.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Francis Elder; daughter, Linda Brown; grandson, Brandon Brown; and brothers, Gene Settles and Bill Settles.

She is survived by a son, John (Debbie) Elder of Bowling Green; daughters Mary Ann (Ken) Masters, Patricia (Tony) Howard and Jane (Jack) Wood; son-in-law, Eddie Brown, all of Owensboro; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; 3 great- great grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Doug) Howard, Joyce (Larry) Fogle; and a brother Jim (Patty) Settles.

The funeral Mass will be 1:00 PM Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Monday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and Tuesday visitation will be held after 12 Noon at church.

The family would like to thank the Carmel Home and the Heartford House for caring for our mother. Donations in her name may be made to either facility.

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  • Carmel Home
    2501 Old Hartford Road
    Owensboro, KY 42303

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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