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Anna Corene Jones

November 2, 1931 - April 21, 2014

JONES, ANNA CORENE, 82, of Louisville, passed away April 21, 2014. She was born to Clinton and Grace (Bird) Graham on November 2, 1932, and will be missed by all. She was a member of VFW Post 1181. She was preceded in death by her parents; a loving husband of 59 years, William E. Jones; a son, Terry Jones; sisters, Dorothy Felton (Glenn) and Delores Dugle (Doug); brothers, Abert Graham (Mary) and...
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Graham Lewis McClellan, Jr.

July 17, 1936 - April 21, 2014

McClellan, Graham Lewis , Jr. "Junie", 77, of Louisville, KY passed away peacefully at home, Monday April 21, 2014 with his family by his side. He was a retired millwright from International Harvester and Millwright Local 1031 and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of St. Polycarp Catholic Church and a lifetime member of its booster club.He was a proud graduate of Flaget High School class of...
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John J. "Jack" Cronen, Sr.

October 6, 1924 - April 19, 2014

Cronen, John J. "Jack" Sr., 89 of Louisville passed away April 19, 2014 at his residence He was a retired dispatcher and truck driver for both Silver Fleet and Mason-Dixon Truck Lines, a member of Teamsters Local 89 and , American Legion Portland Post 278 and Shawnee VFW Post 3204. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving proudly on Omaha Beach on D-Day. He is preceded in death by his parents...
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Ronald Gathof

May 12, 1938 - April 14, 2014

Gathof, Ronald Lee Sr., 75, of Louisville, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Baptist East Hospital. He was a retired truck driver for Howard Ball Moving and Storage and, he was a member of Redmen Club and Portland VFW Post #273. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Thelma Gathof ; son, Ronald Gathof Jr.; stepson, William Harris; daughters, Rhonda Wilson, Ruth Ann Gathof, and...
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Sharon Lynn Mulvihill

October 13, 1974 - April 12, 2014

Mulvihill, Sharon Lynn, 39, of Louisville, passed away Saturday April 12, 2014, at the home of her sister. She was predeceased by her mother, Wanda Geary Mulvihill. She is survived by her daughter, Courtney Mulvihill; sister, Teresa Thompson (Frank); brothers, Eric and Kevin Mulvihill (Kathy); her best friend, Robin and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1pm Wednesday at J.B...
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Sherren Laverne Gagel

April 23, 1944 - April 11, 2014

Gagel, Sherren Laverne, 69, of Louisville, passed away Friday April 11, 2014. She was a former nurse at Central State Hospital, and attended Southeast Christian Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul F. Gagel; sons, Harold White, James White, and John Napier; daughters, Doris Owens and Debra White; brothers, Eugene Beneteau and James Murphy; sisters, Susan and Darlene Beneteau; 14...
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Lucille Leaf

June 14, 1928 - April 11, 2014

Leaf, Lucille J. Smalley, 85, passed away Friday April 11, 2014. She was a retired auditor for the I.R.S. and a life long member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church (St. Helens Campus). She is survived by her son, J. Warren Smalley (Rebecca) and three grandsons, Joey, Shawn, and Daniel Smalley. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Tuesday at her church 4005 Dixie Highway with burial...
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Patricia Elaine Swope

March 18, 1936 - April 10, 2014

Swope, Patricia Elaine, 78, passed away Thursday April 10, 2014. Elaine was a retired payroll accountant for Seven County Services after 23 years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Life Bridge Christian Church. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph and Dorothy Whelan, a brother Larry Whelan, a sister Gayle Heselschwerdt, her sons; USMC Sgt....
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John Wayne Vaught

October 31, 1955 - April 9, 2014

Vaught, John Wayne, 58, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. He retired from the Metro Sewer District and was a member of the International Labor Union #576. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris Wayne and Margaret Vaught. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Vaught; sons, Wayne Smith, Johnny and Sam Vaught; and brothers, Ernest and Jackie...
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William Burrwell Marshall

April 24, 1925 - April 8, 2014

Marshall, William Burrwell "Bill", 88, passed away Tuesday April 8, 2014. He was a licensed funeral director and embalmer for J.B. Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 W. Market St., where he had served 38 years. Bill is survived by several very close personal friends. His funeral services will be 11am Saturday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons, 2114 W. Market St. Visitation will be 2pm–8pm Friday. ...
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Howetta Matilda Baurle-Strotman

August 5, 1921 - April 6, 2014

Baurle-Stroutman, Howetta M. (nee Baron), 92, passed away peacefully, Sunday April 6, 2014, at Hosparus Inpatient Care. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howett and Katherine Baron, and husbands, Bernard Baurle and John "Bill" Strotman. She is survived by two sons, Stephen Baurle (Leslee) and John Strotman Jr.; one daughter, Linda McCauley (Randy); four step daughters, Mary "Vonnie"...
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Steven Wayne McCoy

September 24, 1982 - April 5, 2014

McCoy, Steven Wayne "Honest", 31, passed away Saturday April 5, 2014, at Norton Audubon Hospital. He was a warehouse worker for Airmarc. He is survived by his parents, Kenny and Rhonda McCoy; sons, Steven, Charles, Dashawn and Ryland; daughters, Kyra and Jazmine; brother, David D. McCoy (Amy); grandparents, Clearl and Maryann Crowe, Herman C. McCoy Jr and Juanita Burden; godparents, John and...
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Mary Margaret Selent

February 9, 1934 - April 4, 2014

Selent, Mary Margaret (nee Graninger) was born on February 9, 1934, and died on April 4, 2014. Frank, Mary's husband of 61 years, and who lovingly, patiently and tirelessly cared for her during the many years of Mary's decline, was with her when she died. Also with Mary were many of her children, grandchildren and friends, who along with Frank were the love of Mary's life. Mary is survived...
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Francis Frankie Linton, Jr.

March 30, 1971 - April 3, 2014

Linton, Francis James "Frankie" Jr., 43, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. He was a welder for D.C. Industries. He is survived by his wife, Anne; daughter, Amber M. Littrell (Ricky); his parents, Francis and Jan Linton; granddaughter Olivia M. Patton; four nephews, Gavin, Gabriel, Kyler and Jalen; brother, Anthony "Tony" Linton (Felicia); sister, Jennifer R. DeValle (Martin) and a host of...
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Mary Teresa Ward

June 18, 1924 - March 31, 2014

Ward, Mary Teresa, 89, passed away peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014 at her home with her girls by her side. She was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis B. Ward, brothers; Mac, Bud, Snook, Bob, Red and John Browning. She is survived by her children Betty Jean Carter (Jerry), Mary Lou Cannon (Jimmy), Ruth Korbylo, Joyce Willis (Jim) and...
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Clara L. Hall

March 21, 1934 - March 31, 2014

Hall, Clara Lavern (McBride), 80, of Louisville, passed away Monday March 31, 2014 at her home after a courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was retired from Transit Authority of River City (TARC) after 22 years of service. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl D. McBride; mother, Mamie Marie (Gambill) McBride; sister, Lola May Keithley and brother, Russell Lee McBride. She is...
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Wanda June Richardson

January 26, 1947 - March 29, 2014

Richardson, Wanda June (Turner), 67, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was born January 26, 1947 in Monticello, KY. She grew up in Battletown, KY and moved to Louisville in 1964 where she met the love of her life, Jimmy, and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in September. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Marion...
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Eva N. Ammon

September 30, 1929 - March 28, 2014

Ammon, Eva N., 84, of Louisville, passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at Rockford Manor Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward W. Ammon Sr. She is survived by sons, Darrell S. Ammon (Charlene), Edward W. Ammon Jr., and Stephen F. Ammom; daughter, Mary A. Norris; sisters, Ruby J. Black and Ann Tijerina; grandchildren, Bryan Ammon, Heather Holmes (Logan), Bradley...
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June E. Weilage

October 21, 1927 - March 28, 2014

Weilage, June E., 86, of Louisville, passed away Friday March 28, 2014 at Signature Healthcare South. She was a retired Executive Secretary for Loews-P. Lorillard Tobacco Corp. She is survived by her niece that cared for her, June Meredith. Her funeral service will be 2p.m. Sunday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road, with a private burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be...
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Kathy Carroll

March 26, 1940 - March 25, 2014

Carroll, Kathy, 73, passed away March 25, 2014 at Essex Health & Rehabilitation Center. Preceded in death by her son Johnny Busby; she is survived by her sons, Gary Busby and W. Duane Hayes; daughters, Janet Stamper and Barbara Stamper-Downs; sisters, Janis Wyatt and Barbara Renick; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, at 2:00 p.m. at...
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Keefer Dakota Webb

December 29, 1993 - March 21, 2014

Webb, Keefer Dakota, 20 went home to his Lord Friday March 21, 2014, after struggling with a medical condition for nearly four years. A sports enthusiast, Keefer had played soccer and football with local YMCA teams, his elementary school, Guttermuth, and had supported Doss High School Football where he had attended high school. Keefer was a member of Hillview Baptist Church where his...
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Florence Rieger Merrifield

March 7, 1923 - March 15, 2014

Merrifield, Florence Rieger, 91, of Shively went to her home in heaven Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was born March 7, 1923 to Leo and Martina Jochem Rieger. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Charles "Red" Merrifield; her daughter, Martha Rose and brother, Anthony Leo Rieger. She graduated from Valley High School, and played 3 years on the first girls field hockey...
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D.A. Draper

August 1, 1930 - March 14, 2014

Draper, D. A., 83, passed away March 14, 2014 at Park Terrace. He was a retired carpenter for Local Union #64 and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, of 54 years, Mary "Elaine" Draper; son, Charles Draper (Beth); sisters, Martha Jones and Edna LaHue; granddaughter, Hope Draper; and great-granddaughter, Terra Renee. Funeral service will Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at...
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Vicki Lynn Scott

June 13, 1957 - March 12, 2014

Scott, Vicki Lynn, 56, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday March 12, 2014 at Norton Audubon Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael T. Scott; sons, Rob and Tony Allen; father, John Bratcher; sisters, Lesia Walker and Angie Pendleton; grandsons, Michael and Eli Allen. The family chose cremation. Services by Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road.
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Barbara Ellegood

August 14, 1938 - March 11, 2014

Ellegood, Barbara, 75, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Barbara retired from Philip Morris after 27 years of service. She is survived by her daughters, Debra A. White (Faron), Cindy Carroll (Terry), Denise Puckett (Tim) and Nancy Ellegood; son, Mark Ellegood (Radonna); sisters, Carolyn Kinder and Joyce Richardson;...
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Cuba Robinson

September 8, 1937 - March 11, 2014

Robinson, Cuba, 76, died Sunday March 9, 2014 at Meadowview Health & Rehab. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Becky Cissell. She is survived by her sons, Robert and Tony Underwood; brother, Frank Huff; and grandchildren, Charissa Sherry, Roger Underwood, Tessa Osborne, Zachary Cissell, Benjamin Cissell; and Angela Rose Underwood; and 4 great grandchildren. Funeral...
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Brenda Gore-Nichols Waterbury

January 11, 1944 - March 9, 2014

Waterbury, Brenda, 69, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, James Waterbury; sons, Jeff Nichols, Richard Waterbury and Jimmy Waterbury; daughters, Sherry Nichols and Becky Stotts; brothers, James Gore and Gene Gore; sister Sylvia McCarty; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Her memorial service will be 11a.m. Thursday at Salvation Army, 306 N. 28th St.,...
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James David Newton

May 11, 1969 - March 6, 2014

Newton, James D. "Jimbo", 44, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Brenda Mattingly; step-father, Jerry Mattingly; Daughter, Brooke Lindsey; sons, Michael Mills and Tyler Atkinson; brother, Jason Mattingly; step-brother, Scott Mattingly; step-sister, Minette Elliott and 5 grandchildren. His funeral mass will be 10a.m. Monday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 3511...
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Marion Wiseman

August 3, 1957 - February 27, 2014

Wiseman, Marion, 56, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Jewish Hospital. He is survived by a son, Brad Riley; brother, David Wiseman; sisters, Roxann Mason and Sherry Shirley. Visitation will be Tuesday 11a.m. – 2p.m. at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Rd., with cremation to follow.
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Verna Louise Brown

October 12, 1923 - February 25, 2014

Brown, Verna Louise, 90, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014. She is the only child of her parents, and is preceded in death by her husband, Jesse I. Brown, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Jesse, Tommy (Mimie), Roger (Debbie), Mark (Sheryl), Jeffrey, and Michael (Terri) Brown; her daughters, Diane Druen (Phillip), Gloria Sanders (David, Sr.), Phyllis Brown, Paula Brown, Robin...
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Delbert Earl Lappin, Jr.

October 29, 1955 - February 22, 2014

Lappin, Delbert Earl Jr., 58, of Louisville passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was an assistant coordinator for Louisville Metro Housing Authority and a member of the Louisville Street Rods. He is survived by his wife Mary Lappin, sons; Steven Burton, Jon and Ben Mitchell; daughters, Booda and Stephanie Lappin; brother, Wesley Johnson and sister Linda Sandefur; grandchildren; Austin,...
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Gerald A. Daniels

March 24, 1943 - February 16, 2014

DANIELS, GERALD A., 70, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014. He retired from Ford Motor Company (L.A.P.) after 36 years of service and was an Army veteran and a 32nd degree Mason. He had a passion for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the outdoors. Being an experienced hunter, he won the Kentucky Championship for three straight years in crossbow archery competition and also was an avid supporter...
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Paul Bibelhauser

April 14, 1937 - February 16, 2014

Bibelhauser, Paul J., 76, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center. He was a retired Chemical Operator for Rohm and Haas Co. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Bibelhauser; sons, Todd (Jeannie) and Steve (Diana) Bibelhauser, and George (Bonnie) Barnette; daughters, Esther Hartlage (Tim), Sally Lawrence (Brian), Bonnie Davis (John) and Libby...
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Nick Edward Baker, Sr.

October 15, 1941 - February 15, 2014

BAKER, NICK EDWARD SR., 72, went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 15, 2014. He is survived by his sons, Nick Edward Baker II and Michael Kevin Baker; brother, Ralph Baker; sisters, Shirley Ann Harvey and Josephine Kaufman; and grandchildren, Dalton Baker, Brianna Milburn and Ashley Duvall. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane...
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Evelyn Jane Brumleve

November 4, 1926 - February 10, 2014

Brumleve, Evelyn Jane, 87, of Louisville died February 10, 2014. She was born November 4, 1926 to Edwin & Eva (Harbeson) Hochstrasser in Corydon, Indiana. She married her husband Norman on April 3rd, 1948. They shared 53 years together. She had a very special gift for making friends easily and enjoying life. She was a member of the American Legion Post #220 and worked numerous years at Olin...
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Mary Diane Tillery

May 2, 1957 - February 5, 2014

Tillery, Mary Diane, 56, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, February 5, at Jewish Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Christel; grandchildren, Landon, Trevin, Tristin, and Javon; sisters, Debbie Benson and Kate Goodman; and a host of nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be noon Saturday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 2114 W. Market St. with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in...
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Cynthia Lynn Lapan

November 15, 1945 - February 4, 2014

Lapan, Cynthia Lynn, 68, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Kindred Hospital. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church. She also was preceded in death by her husband Bill Lapan. She is survived by her sons, Tom (Kathy) and Tim (Sammy) Rifenbark; brother, Gilman Burge; 3 grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and extended family. Her funeral service will be 1 p.m....
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Orville Edward Culler

January 19, 1939 - February 2, 2014

Culler, Orville "Edward", 75, passed away Sunday February 2, 2014. A former resident of Bardstown and Georgetown, KY., he was an ironworker and retired from Barton Distillery. Survived by his daughter, Luanne Rountree, his brother, Thomas Culler, and granddaughters, Christina and Tabitha. Ed is also survived by nieces Patty, Brenda, Terrie, and Dana as well as other nieces and nephews, and his...
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Linda Lee Milby

April 26, 1932 - January 30, 2014

Milby, Linda Lee, 81, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014. She was a retired production worker for The Old Louisville News. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Viola Martin and her loving husband, Charles Milby. Linda is survived by her sons; Charles Edward (Brenda) and Lanham (Stephanie) Milby; daughters, Barbara Jaggers (Albert), Debra Ashley, and Sharon...
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Rocie Bendixen

January 23, 1935 - January 27, 2014

Bendixen, Rocie, 79, of Louisville joined her heavenly Father January 27, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Rocie was a faithful Christian and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by Fred her loving husband of 52 years, her parents Katie & Herbert Renfrow, sisters Raphael and Susie and brothers Alton, Duke and Orvel. Rocie is survived by her...
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Jorge Javier "Jay" Marcos

January 10, 1973 - January 23, 2014

Marcos, Jorge Javier "Jay", 41, passed away Thursday January 23, 2014, at his home. He was a technician with Jarvis Heating And Cooling. He is survived by his girlfriend, Cathy Lynn Ferrill; father, Miguel Marcos Jr.; brothers, Jose Alberto Marcos and Miguel A. "Mike" Marcos; sister, Vanessa Marcos. Cremation was chosen. Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Rd.
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Anita L. Johnson

September 10, 1944 - January 21, 2014

Johnson, Anita L., 69, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday January 21, 2014 at her home. She was a CNA and a personal caregiver. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph A. Johnson: daughters, Sheril Lowe and Stacy Johnson: son, Joseph H. Johnson: brother, Richard Ovington: grandchildren, Maegan Lowe, Stephen Phillips and Denny Furlong. The family chose cremation, with burial in Portland...
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Frances Louise Hicks

May 29, 1929 - January 21, 2014

Hicks, Frances Louise McDole, 84, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Kindred Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, Willis Hicks; son, Danny McDole; daughters, Debra Probus, Evelyn Ray and Bonnie Casto; step-daughters, Judy Gibbs, Mary Hensley and Brenda Bradley; step-son, Joey Lee Hicks; 15 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be 12p...
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Dennis Michael "Mike" Ridge

December 15, 1941 - January 21, 2014

Ridge , Dennis Michael "Mike", 72, passed away at his home Tuesday , January 21, 2014. He was a greeter for Walmart on Westport Rd. & Gene Synder where he worked for 10 years. He loved being with his daughter and granddaughter and spending time in his garden. He was predeceased in death by his parents, and his brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Ann Ridge. He is survived by his daughter...
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Margo Lee Winburn

July 8, 1954 - January 20, 2014

Winburn, Margo Lee, 59, of Louisville, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014. She was a retired teachers Assistant with the Jefferson County Board Of Education. She is survived by her loving husband, Tim Winburn: sons, Timothy "T.J." Winburn II (Ashley), James Thomas Winburn (Lacey): Grandaughter to be, Ava Marie Winburn: sisters, Electa Taylor (James), Barbara Fields (John), Dianna Kenney ...
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Betty Lou LeMasters

September 4, 1948 - January 19, 2014

LeMasters, Betty L., 65, passed away Sunday January 19, 2014. She was a glass cutter for National Products. She is survived by her sons, James and William Blain, a brother Dale Goodman, sisters Brenda Lawrence and Sue Goodman and by three grandchildren Jordan, Ally and Lexi. Her funeral service will be Thursday at 7 pm at Ratterman Grand Chapels 4832 Cane Run Road with burial in Bethany...
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John Alex "Jackie" Wright, Sr.

January 20, 1951 - January 16, 2014

Wright, John Alex "Jackie", passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the VA Medical Center. He was a retired foundry worker at International Harvester, a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 with "The Big Red One". He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Wright, his sister Sharon Wright and his closest friend Eddie...
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Connie Lynn Trout

January 17, 1960 - January 13, 2014

Trout, Connie Lynn, 53, passed away peacefully, with her husband by her side, Monday, January 13, 2014, at Baptist Health Care. A native of Monroe County, Ky., she was a homemaker and loved gardening, canning and to cook for her family. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 193, the 40/8 la'femmes and Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving...
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Ruth McKenzie Dearing

February 3, 1921 - January 12, 2014

Dearing, Ruth Winelle (McKenzie) Kunker, 92, passed away peacefully at St. Matthews Golden Living Center Sunday January 12, 2014. She was a member of Harvest Church of God and was a lifelong devoted Christian who loved her church and especially her family. She was a retired nursing assistant at Audubon Hospital and the old St. Joseph Hospital where she had worked for 33 years. She was preceded...
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Gina Maria Sprowl

December 30, 1967 - January 11, 2014

Sprowl, Gina Maria, 46, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 11, 2014 after a valiant seven year battle fighting Lymphoma. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. She loved Greenwood Bingo, her dogs, camping, her church, and especially her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Mark Sprowl; sons, Chris and Michael Sprowl; daughters, Heather and...
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Richard Joseph Coulter II

September 29, 1988 - January 9, 2014

Coulter, Richard Joseph "Rick", 25, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Rick was an avid UK fan and enjoyed playing basketball. His children and finance meant more to him than anything. He was always telling jokes and putting smiles on everyone's faces and making everyone laugh. There was never a dull moment when you spent time with Rick. He is survived by his parents, Rick and Mary...
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William Thomas Caster

May 2, 1932 - January 8, 2014

Caster, William Thomas, 81, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014. He was born on May 2, 1932 to the late George Dennis Caster, Sr. and Rosalia Barker Caster. Mr. Caster was preceded in death by his brothers: George Caster, Jr. and Donald Paul Caster; and sister, Patricia A. Oberhausen. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy E. Caster and sister, Mary Virginia Weber (James) and several...
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Pamela Kay Davis

May 29, 1958 - January 6, 2014

Davis, Pamela Kay, 55, passed away Monday, January 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Davis in 2011 and her sister, Donna Purcell. She is survived by her son, David Lee Davis, II; daughters, Hope Perry (Dallas) and Charlie Davis; her brothers, Mike, Larry, Gary and Terry Bruce; and her sisters, Carolyn Hagan, Teresa Roeder, Tina Roeder and Wanda Hayes and her...
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James R. Broughton

September 18, 1973 - January 5, 2014

BROUGHTON, JAMES R., 40, of Valley Station, KY, born September 18, 1973, passed away on January 5, 2014 at Southwest Hospital. He was preceded in death by mother, Doris Brawand. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Kristi Broughton; his two sons Nicholas and Andrew; father James Broughton and sister Danielle Phelps. James was a loving husband, wonderful dad and a good friend to everyone...
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Rebecca Louise Cissell

June 10, 1964 - January 3, 2014

Cissell, Rebecca Louise Underwood, 49, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family after her long but vibrant battle with breast cancer. Her everlasting hope for "today" was an inspiration to all who loved her. She was a native of Louisville and enjoyed her job as sales associate for the Neighborhood Walmart Store on Poplar Level Road where she worked for 12 years. She is survived by...
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Adrieanna Abell Guetig

October 28, 1939 - January 2, 2014

Guetig, Adrieanna Abell, 74, passed away Thursday January 2, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Guetig and son, Joseph Guetig. She is survived by her sons; John Victor (Rhonda) and George Allen (Colleen) Guetig; daughter-in-law, Margaret Guetig, and 5 grandchildren. Her Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at...
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Adrieanna Abell Guetig

October 28, 1939 - January 2, 2014

Guetig, Adrieanna Abell, 74, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor J. Guetig. She is survived by her sons, John Victor Guetig (Rhonda) and George Allen Guetig (Colleen); daughter-in-law, Margaret Guetig and 5 grandchildren. Her funeral service will be 1p.m. Tuesday at Ratterman Grand Chapels,...
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Debra Marie Decker

December 5, 1957 - January 1, 2014

Decker, Debra Marie, 56, passed away January 1, 2014 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was an assembler at American Printing House for the Blind. She is survived by her husband and best friend William "Bill" Decker; daughter, Katie Thorp; grandchildren, Kayla Gates, Gavin Litchford and Leah Marie Stone; brothers, Stephen Palmer and Delbert Thorp. Her visitation will be held at...
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Margaret Jean/Monin/Marge Adams

May 19, 1935 - December 29, 2013

Adams, Margaret "Marge" Jean, 78, of Louisville, passed away Sunday December 29, 2013. She was a retired housekeeping supervisor for Rolling Hills Health Care Center. She Adams, Margaret "Marge" Jean, 78, of Louisville, passed away Sunday December loved to dance and was an avid card player. She was a loving, giving, devoted mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard...
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Sandra June Cralle

April 7, 1940 - December 23, 2013

Cralle, Sandra June (Mattingly), 73, of Louisville, passed away peacefully Monday, December 23, 2013 at Jewish Hospital. She was born in Loretto, Ky., raised in Louisville and attended Presentation Academy. She was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Edward L. Cralle Sr.,; parents, Harold and Mary Mattingly; brothers, Harold Jr...
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Wanda Virginia Copeland

July 27, 1940 - December 19, 2013

Copeland, Wanda Virginia, 73, of Louisville, passed away Thursday December 19, 2013. She is survived by her daughters, Rickie Sue Roach, Terry Wolfe and Geralynn "Nanny" Wolfe; son, Timothy Wolfe; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Her funeral service will be 2p.m. Thursday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons, 2114 West Market Street with burial in Miller Cemetery,...
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Mary Arlene Topping

April 4, 1940 - December 19, 2013

Topping, Mary Arlene, 73, of Louisville, passed away Thursday December 19, 2013 at her home. She is survived by her sons, Leneil Topping, Kenneth Devore and Vernon Devore; daughters, Theresa Clark, Terry Monyhan, Rita Devore and Angela Woodall; sisters, Betty Whitlow, Suzy Stubbs, Rita Allen and Pat Coulter; 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Her funeral service will be 11a.m. Monday...
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Richard LeRoy Sullivan

February 13, 1958 - December 19, 2013

Sullivan, Richard "Country" LeRoy, 55, of Louisville, passed away Thursday December 19, 2013. He was a construction worker for Better Built Construction Co. He loved his family and many close friends He was preceded in death by his son Richard L. Sullivan II He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce A. Sullivan; daughters, Joyce M. Sullivan and Rebecca L. Veatch; grandchildren, Starla O....
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Joseph Richard/Timmy Devine, Jr.

July 24, 1969 - December 18, 2013

Devine, Joseph "Timmy" Richard Jr., 44, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday December 18, 2013. He was a retired welder for Bunton Lawn Equiptment Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. and Betty Thompson Devine; sisters, Kathy Devine and Patricia Russell. He is survived by his loving wife, April Lynn Henry Devine; daughters, Amanda Sue, Stephanie Kay, and Betty Jean Nicole...
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John William Hornback

November 30, 1930 - December 18, 2013

Hornback, John William, 83, passed away December 18, 2013 at Park Terrace. He was a retired Supervisor for American Standard and a machinist for Nibco, as well as a van driver for Adult Daycare at the YMCA Southwest Branch. He was also an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Oma Hornback, his son who died in infancy and his sister, Neoma DaPonte. He is survived by...
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James Edward Daly

September 30, 1925 - December 17, 2013

Daly, James "Jim" Edward, 88, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday December 17, 2013, at Baptist East Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Dolores Stith Daly, and his son Martin "Marty" Patrick Daly. Left behind to miss him are two daughters, Karen Daly Reynolds and Kim Daly McDonough (Lafe McGary), grandsons Chris Adwell (Julie),...
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Joseph Daniel Hunt, Sr.

March 24, 1929 - December 17, 2013

Hunt, Joseph Daniel, Sr., 84, passed away December 17, 2013 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. He was a retired truck driver for All American Trucking, member of Teamsters Local 89, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Susie; second wife, Betty; and a grandson, Joseph D. Hunt, III. He is survived by his sons, Danny ...
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Sandra JoAnn Simms

July 2, 1948 - December 16, 2013

Major, Sandra JoAnn Simms, 65, passed away peacefully after a long illness, Monday, December 16, 2013 at the home of her sister, surrounded by her family. She was a retired nurse for the Masonic Home. She was a wonderful loving mother and was a caregiver for many special people throughout her life, and forever loved Elvis! She was preceded in death by her husband "Billy" Major the love of...
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Donna Marie Messer

May 8, 1945 - December 12, 2013

Messer, Donna Marie, 68, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a secretary for Naval Ordnance and a former Parishioner at the Old St. Matthias. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Zorah Messer; daughters, Sharon Maddix (Tim), Lisa Uhls (Stewart), Pam Messer, Cindy Black, and Becky Baumbeck (Chandra); sister, Brenda Hodge ...
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Michael Ray Metcalf

March 27, 1993 - December 9, 2013

Michael Ray Metcalf, 20, passed away Monday December 9, 2013. He was a fun-loving young man who loved life to the fullest and one who would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Survived by his mother, Melissa and his fathers, Thomas Metcalf and Joseph Miller, his sister Kasey Bryant, his brother Jacob Metcalf, and grandparents Mary Downey and Jimmy Bryant and John and Joyce Shelton...
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Teresa Ann Mannering

May 23, 1961 - December 8, 2013

Mannering, Teresa Ann, 52, passed away peacefully, Sunday December 8, 2013 surrounded by her family and friends at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a server for Waffle House. She is survived by her husband Mike Mannering; daughter, Amanda Lee Hanka (Chauncey); brothers, Tony (Shari) and Paul (Angela) Bailey; sister, Estella Padgett, grandchildren Andromeda and Chauncey Hanka. Family...
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Glenda Faye Quillman

February 25, 1945 - December 6, 2013

Quillman, Glenda Faye, 68, of Louisville, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a native of Knott County, Kentucky and a retired utility worker for Enro Shirt Company. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles E. Quillman; sons, Glenn and Shannon Hicks; daughters, Kim Graham and Nickie Matz; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Her...
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James Ross Bundy

October 19, 1918 - December 5, 2013

Bundy, James Ross, 95, passed away Thursday December 5, 2013 at his residence. When Jim was born in 1918, it was a year of bad pneumonia and flu (Swine Flu). He had pneumonia at one year old and almost died they say. It left scars on his lungs. When he was called up for the Army in World War II, he was rejected because of the scars. They told him to go back working at defense plant B.F....
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Betty Reesor

April 14, 1950 - November 28, 2013

Reesor, Betty, 63, passed away Thursday November 28, 2013 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sister, Betty Whobrey; her cat, Precious; nephews, Charles Embry, Carl Embry, Harold Embry, Terrie Whobrey, and David Whobrey; nieces, Sue Jeffries, Nevada Allen, Juanita Embry and Kim Probus; and several other great nieces and...
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Charles Joseph Beaven

November 5, 1946 - November 26, 2013

Beaven, Charles J., 67, passed away Tuesday November 26, 2013 at Baptist Health Hospital, after a long struggle with the motor neuron disease known as A.L.S. or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Charles was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church. He was a physical therapist employed by several local hospitals over the years, starting with St. Anthony, followed by Norton Audubon and Norton...
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Samuel Neil Kinman, Sr.

September 30, 1950 - November 26, 2013

Kinman, Samuel Neil Sr., 63, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday November 26, 2013, at his residence. He was a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Marine Corp. He is survived by his sons, Ben and Sam Kinman; sisters, Marcella Mattingly, Patricia Smith, Sarah Simpson, Linda Dupin, Debbie Burgess, Ellen Hanaver; brothers, Tom Gray, Joe Kinman, Billy Kinman and 5 grandchildren. ...
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Nicholas Jay "Nick" Miller

August 7, 1991 - November 25, 2013

Miller, Nicholas Jay "Nick", 22 , passed away peacefully at his home, Monday November 25, 2013. He was an employee of Facilities Management Services. He was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy class of 2005 and was a proud student of Butler Traditional High School. He loved sports and U of K ; he had great wit and humor and was a loyal, caring friend. He was predeceased in death by his...
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Rosie Mae Burkhead

June 19, 1929 - November 23, 2013

Burkhead, Rosie Mae, 84, of Louisville, passed away Saturday November 23, 2013 at Baptist Health Hospital. She was a retired press operator for VBM. Rosie was preceded in death by her loving husband Frank "Doc" Burkhead and sons, Harold and Moses Burkhead and a grandson, Nikki Burkhead. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Seidenfaden, Judy Griffin and Tammy Blair; son, David Burkhead;...
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Ernest "Ernie" Perry

April 17, 1943 - November 20, 2013

Perry, Ernest "Ernie", 70, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was a retired motor repairman for Gatterdam Electric after 42 years of service, a member of St. Stephen United Church of Christ and an Army veteran of the Vietnam Era. He was preceded in death by his parents, Almon Mason Perry and Florence Perry; his brothers, Roy Wayne Perry and Marvin Thomas Perry; his sisters, Joyce...
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Tina Embry Clemerson

October 10, 1961 - November 19, 2013

Clemerson, Tina Embry, 52, passed away Tuesday , November 19, 2013 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of Rockford Lane Baptist Church. She was a proud graduate of Butler High School and the School of Hair Design and Cosmetology. She loved the outdoors and especially loved helping other people. She was preceded in death by...
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Ada Sears Smith

June 3, 1934 - November 18, 2013

Smith, Ada Sears, 79, of Louisville, died Monday November 18, 2013, 5:44p.m. At Jewish Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Caleb Smith Sr.; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Vestal Sears; her brother, Bob Sears. Survived by her sons, Caleb Smith Jr. (Tina Marie Brentzel) and Kenneth Wayne Smith. J.B. Ratterman & sons Funeral Home, 2114 W. Market St.
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Leandra Stevens

August 11, 1948 - November 15, 2013

Stevens, Leandra, 65, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband, Cole Stevens; daughter, Kristie Peary; mother, Grace Anderson; brother, Ed Anderson; and granddaughter, Bridgette Leveroni. Her memorial celebration will at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road, Wednesday, November 20th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ...
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Michael Ray Mills

March 3, 1942 - November 14, 2013

Mills, Michael R., 71, of Portland, passed away peacefully at noon Thursday November 14, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was a retired machinist inspector for Naval Ordinance, where he worked for 30 years. He was also a former employee of the Portland Kroger and the old Jefferson County Police Department. He was a proud former Marine of the Second Marine Division, that...
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Germaine G. Jeffrey

January 29, 1951 - November 14, 2013

Jeffrey, Germaine G., passed away Thursday November 14, 2013, at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Paul; sons, Ricky, Donald, David and PJ; Daughters, Melissa and Sheila; sisters, Katy, Elizabeth, Julia and Mary Jane; brother, Charlie. Memorial service will be 1p.m. Wednesday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons, 2114 West Market Street. Visitation will be 11a.m. – 1p.m. Wednesday.
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Oliver "Bud" Childers

April 3, 1948 - November 14, 2013

Childers, Oliver "Bud", 65, of Louisville passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Baptist Health Louisville. He was a retired self-employed truck driver for F & B Trucking and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Sylvia Childers; and brothers, James Edward and Grover Childers. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bowen; daughter,...
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Jackie Kennedy

September 2, 1963 - November 12, 2013

KENNEDY, Jackie, 50, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Jackie was a Navy veteran. She touched many hearts and was the glue that held her family together. She enjoyed gardening and loved to ride her Harley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glover C. Moore. and Velma Skidmore. She is survived by her loving children, Jamie Kennedy and Cory Kennedy (Jasmine); the love of her life,...
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Richard Marion Walker

March 27, 1923 - November 8, 2013

Walker, Richard Marion, 90, of Louisville passed away Friday, November 8, 2013. He was a retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 of the United States Air Force and was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and a US Army and US Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, the former Maurine Morriss; daughters, Coleen "Chip" Lucas and...
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Vera Patricia Miller

June 12, 1963 - November 6, 2013

Miller, Vera Patricia, 50, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Frank Miller; son, Frank Miller, Jr.; daughter, Kelly Miller; brother, Mark Pav (Dawn); and 4 grandchildren. The funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday at at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road. Visitation will be Saturday, 10:00 – 1...
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Frances J. Huettig

September 15, 1951 - November 5, 2013

HUETTIG, Frances, 62 of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013. She was born September 15, 1952, daughter of the late Karl and Frances Lang Marshall and worked for the Fund for the Arts. Fran was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her loving husband, Edwin J. Huettig; children, Christian Ayers (Sue) and Andrea Ayers (Sean);...
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Leona G. Mann

March 9, 1923 - November 4, 2013

MANN, Leona G., 90, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013, preceded in death by her husband, Henry B. Mann. She was a great mother and grandmother. She was a member of Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her sons, Paul K. Mann, and Doug Mann (Mary Pat); six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The celebration of life memorial service will be 10 a.m. to 12 noon...
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John Ramsey Smith

November 9, 1924 - November 4, 2013

All Funeral Arrangements are pending at this time.
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Margaret L. French

January 25, 1930 - November 4, 2013

FRENCH, MARGARET L. 83, of South Louisville passed away Monday November 4, 2013. She is the loving wife of 66 years to Billy H. French; dedicated mother of Michael French (Sandi) and Sharon Miller (Tim); sister of brother Calvin Burris (Betty) and sister, Helen Gregory; loving grandmother of Chris French (Melanie), Melissa French, Alisha Payne (Franklyn). She is also survived by her brother...
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George Michael O'Bryan

July 5, 1942 - November 3, 2013

George Michael O'Bryan, 71 of Louisville, went to see the Lord peacefully from the V.A. Medical Hospital. He was a retired plant operator for D.D. Williamson, a veteran of the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, a member of South East Christian Church and member of a group with therapy dogs called WAGS (Wonderful Animals Giving Support). He is preceded in death by his parents;...
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Layton Tony Wells

September 15, 1961 - November 2, 2013

Wells, Layton "Tony", 52, of Louisville passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013 at University of Louisville Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Queen Wells Thompson and a sister, Edith Wells and a nephew Larry D. Johnson. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Gwen (Roxanne) and Larry (Jovon) Wells, Jerome (Kim), Lamont (Rochelle) and Nicole Thompson; and a host of nieces...
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Dorothy "Dot" P. Masterson

March 27, 1925 - October 31, 2013

MASTERSON, Dorothy "Dot" P. 88, of Louisville, passed away peacefully Thursday, October 31, 2013. Dorothy was born on March 27, 1925 in Louisville, daughter of the late Henry and Rose Bott Ernst. She was the owner of Masterson Moving & Storage and a member at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard C. Masterson Sr.; a son, Stephen ...
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Evelyn Lee Kellems

August 13, 1935 - October 30, 2013


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Susan Grostic

January 1, 1956 - October 30, 2013

GROSTIC, Susan Seiferheld, 57, lost her courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, October 30th, 2013, with family by her side. She was owner/operator of Seiferheld & Associates, and formerly a Speech Therapist for Jefferson County Public Schools, a member of the Women's Board of the Episcopal Church Home and Altar Guild at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Susan is survived by her son; Eric...
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Sally Jo. Brutscher

June 11, 1938 - October 29, 2013

BRUTSCHER, Sally Jo, 75, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home. She was a retired school bus driver for JCPS and a former member of St. Denis Catholic Church (Mary Queen of Peace). She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl F. Brutscher. She is survived by her loving children, Judy L. Edwards, Deborah A. Brutscher, Kathy M. Wheatley (Chris), Patricia K. Brutscher (Bobby...
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Clayton Lafayette Little

February 11, 1920 - October 29, 2013

LITTLE, Clayton Lafayette, 93, born on February 11, 1920, passed away on October 29, 2013. Mr. Little was a native of Alabama. He lived in Decatur, Montgomery and Mobile, Al, before moving to Louisville, KY in November of 1936. He graduated from Manual HS class of 1938 ½. He attended night classes at the University of Louisville earning a certificate in Production Management. He started...
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Mary Margaret "Gil" Ott

December 15, 1922 - October 28, 2013

OTT, Mary M. "Gil", 90, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Monday, October 28, 2013. She was born December 15, 1922 in Paducah, KY the daughter of the late Edward H. Gilbert and Emma Grace (Niehoff) Gilbert and was a Registered Nurse, having graduated from the Army Nursing Cadet program at Nazareth College. Mary was a loving wife, devoted mother and...
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