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Our Obituaries

Sonja Renae Gupton Cardwell

September 8, 1955 - January 14, 2018

Sonja Renae Gupton Cardwell, 62, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home. Born in Muhlenberg County on September 8, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Shirley Thompson Lee. Mrs. Cardwell worked for the Daviess County Public Schools where she was a teacher's aide at River Valley. She attended Owensboro Christian Church and enjoyed traveling to Flea Markets...
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Mark Steven "Steve" Wardrip

September 25, 1952 - January 13, 2018

Mark Steven "Steve" Wardrip, 65, of Owensboro, KY, passed away January 13, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born September 25, 1952 to Milton and Wilma Gough Wardrip. Steve was a dreamer who loved to create, whether it be music on his bass guitar, writing, or building things. He was adventurous and enjoyed traveling, his favorite destination being Flagler Beach, FL. Steve was...
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Margaret U. Kerrick

October 19, 1924 - January 12, 2018

Margaret U. Kerrick, 93, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born October 19, 1924, to Wasson and Neva Taylor Uzzell, she grew up in Paris, TX, and graduated from Baylor University. In 1946, the city girl married a Daviess Countian, the late Fay W. Kerrick, and began learning the skills of a farm wife. After ten years near Panther, they...
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Dorothy Shaver Gray

August 17, 1924 - January 11, 2018

Dorothy Shaver Gray, 93, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 17, 1924, in McLean Co. to the late Odis and Clara Thomas Shaver. Dorothy was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and had been a devoted member of Hall Street Baptist Church for over 70 years where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir, and...
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Rita E. Hill

September 17, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Rita E. Hill, 91, of Owensboro, passed away January 10, 2018 at Wellington Parc. Rita was born in Daviess Co. to the late Raymond and Ora Hagan on September 17, 1926, Rita worked at G.E and later at M.P.D., where she retired. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and enjoyed walking, reading and raising a flower garden. Rita was preceded in death by sons; Jimmy Hill, Larry Hill and...
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Teresa Montgomery Stallings

April 18, 1947 - January 10, 2018

Teresa Montgomery Stallings, 70, of Owensboro has gone to her heavenly home to rest in peace. She passed away Thursday, January 10, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Stallings was born April 18, 1947, in Owensboro, to the late James Pius and Rena V. Hendrix Montgomery. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church for the greatest part of her life and presently a member of Lourdes Catholic Church. Teresa...
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James Haymen "Sam" Ward

November 26, 1930 - January 10, 2018

James Haymen "Sam" Ward, 87, of the Carmel Home, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 26, 1930 in Amarillo, Texas to the late James Ira and Mary Beatrice Peak Ward. Sam was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1074. He was retired from Wyndall's Foodland...
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Anita Jeanette Runyon Word

September 26, 1951 - January 8, 2018

Anita Jeanette Runyon Word, 66, of Owensboro died Monday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Hospice of Western Kentucky's Heartford House. Born in Chehalis, Washington, Anita was the youngest of six siblings born to her parents, the late Hervie and Ressie Runyon. She grew up loving the outdoors and seeing the views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Saint Helens and Mt. Hood from her front yard. Her love of the mountains and...
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Ronald J. Busch

April 12, 1952 - January 7, 2018

Ronald J. Busch, 65, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was a well- known Master Guitarist in the St. Louis area who performed extensively over his career. For over 42 years he taught music at the Ron Busch Guitar Studio School of Modern Music. He instructed across a wide range of instruments and styles, including jazz, rock, folk and classical. Many of...
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Rita Marie Crowe Rice

December 8, 1960 - January 7, 2018

Rita Marie Crowe Rice, 57, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born December 8, 1960 in Owensboro, to the late Charles (C.W.) and Mary Mildred Goins Pinkston. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed camping and watching wrestling. Rita worked many years as a CNA. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger Dale Rice Sr...
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John Thomas Koller

June 7, 1937 - January 5, 2018

John Thomas Koller, 80, of Owensboro and Henderson, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born June 7, 1937 in Philpot, he was the son of the late John Nicholas and Bessie Abbott Koller. Mr. Koller retired from Commonwealth Aluminum but his true love was farming. He attended Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Henderson and was a member of Pleasant...
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Randall "Buck" D Merritt

May 25, 1965 - January 5, 2018

Randall "Buck" D. Merritt, 53, of Utica, died January 5, 2018 at his home with his mother by his side. Buck worked at Pilot Steel as a professional painter. He loved his motorcycle, his dogs " Bubby Boyz & little Al", and life. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Merritt Sr; sister, Debra Merritt Westerfield, and brother, Charles W. Merritt Jr. Survivors include his mother...
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Debra "Debbie" Ann Burden

September 16, 1958 - January 3, 2018

Debra "Debbie" Ann Burden, 59, passed away January 3, 2018 at home. She was born September 16, 1958 in Daviess Co. to the late James and Alice Clark. Debra was a CNA at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed playing Bingo, singing, fishing, dancing and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren and was known to her nieces and nephews as Aunt "Uncle" Debbie. She is...
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Faye Sims Constant

February 14, 1943 - January 3, 2018

Faye Sims "Ms. Faye" Constant, 74, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky and surrounded by her family. Faye captured hearts as a Valentine baby born on February 14, 1943 to the late Mary Richard (Lush) and Shelby Sims in Grayson County. She made it her life's mission to care for others' homes and children as if they were her own....
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Gerald "Jerry" E. Millay

September 5, 1945 - January 3, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" E. Millay, 72, of Masonville, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at his home. He was born September 5, 1945 in Daviess Co. to the late Eugene and Mary Seaton Millay. Jerry was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and was retired from Modern Welding after 45 years as a truck driver. He was a U. S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran having served from 1963 until 1969 and...
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Reeca D. Chambers

March 23, 1962 - January 2, 2018

Reeca D. Chambers, 55, of Chandler, IN passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home. She was born March 23, 1962 to Shelba Chambers and the late Tommy Chambers. She was employed at Berry Global where she worked as a machine operator. Reeca loved crocheting, enjoyed making crafts, and liked to throw knives. She was passionate about her kids and her grandkids. Reeca was a very giving and...
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Anita Elizabeth Mitchell

July 2, 1928 - January 2, 2018

Anita Elizabeth Mitchell, 89, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home. She was born in Owensboro to the late Max Edward and Elizabeth Catherine Norris Keller. Mrs. Mitchell was a dedicated homemaker and a lifetime member of St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church in Stanley. Her involvement there included the choir and many hours of volunteer work in the church and school...
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Hannah Stanley Wells

September 22, 1933 - December 31, 2017

Hannah Stanley Wells, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at her home. She was born September 22, 1933 in Ohio Co. to the late Dr. Eugene E. and Florence Turley Stanley. Hannah was a member of Dawson Baptist Church and was a retired manager and server with the Gabe's Restaurants and the Briarpatch Restaurant. She loved her fellowship with her friends at Garden Grace...
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Tony R. Villanueva

December 26, 1959 - December 30, 2017

Tony R. Villanueva, 58, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Villanueva was born December 26, 1959 in Owensboro to the late Francisco Villanueva Sr. and Myrtle Evans Villanueva. Tony never met a stranger and was the type of person that brightened others day. He had a good sense of humor and contagious laughter. He will be sorely missed...
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Kevin Ray Hamilton

January 25, 1968 - December 29, 2017

Kevin Ray Hamilton, 49, of Owensboro passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home. Mr. Hamilton was born January 25, 1968, in Owensboro, to Donald R. Hamilton and Martha J. Foster Hamilton. He graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1986 and worked for the City of Owensboro for 25 years as a concrete finisher. He enjoyed being outside working in the yard and spending time with his...
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Samuel Morton Tanner

June 25, 1933 - December 29, 2017

Samuel Morton Tanner, 84, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Tanner was a committed Christian and devoted member of Crosspointe Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was an ardent supporter of his family, having missed very few of the sporting events of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even though a fan of Southern Gospel...
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Mary Sue Newton

March 31, 1941 - December 27, 2017

Mary Sue Newton, 76, of Owensboro, passed away December 27, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Daviess Co., March 31, 1941 to the late Bernard and Isabelle Gaddis Everly, Mary was a homemaker. She enjoyed her time spent with family. Mary's children were her life and she strived to make sure they were loved and always supported them. She enjoyed watching cartoons, getting her...
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Jimmy Kelley

December 22, 1958 - December 24, 2017

Jimmy Kelley, 59, of Owensboro, KY, passed away December 24, 2017, at his home. He was born December 22, 1958 in Whitesville, KY to the late James Carol Kelley and Lorine White Eversole. Jimmy worked for Miles Farm Supply for 15 years, and worked in trucking for 25+ years. He enjoyed daily conversations with his friends, grilling, and spending time with his grandkids. He liked German shepherds,...
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Deborah "Debbie" Blincoe

May 30, 1967 - December 24, 2017

Debbi Ferguson Hunter Blincoe, 50, passed away December 24, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born May 30, 1967 in Madisonville, KY. Debbi loved people and enjoyed taking care of them. She showed this daily by loving her family and also being a social worker. Debbi was a good cook and always had a great smile and will be missed by so many. Debbi was preceded in death by...
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Myrtle Oletta Conley

December 6, 1925 - December 22, 2017

Myrtle O. Conley, 92, of Masonville passed into the loving arms of Jesus on December 22 surrounded by her family. She was born December 6, 1925 in Sacramento to the late Oscar Phegley and Nellie Willoughby Phegley. She attended Hall Street Baptist Church in her younger years where she served faithfully in the nursery caring for the babies she loved so well, and also sang in the choir and worked...
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Maude T. Guze

April 2, 1925 - December 22, 2017

Maude T. Guze, 92, of Hartford, KY passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born April 2, 1925 to the late Charles and Ella Titus. Maude was the oldest attending member of Adaburg Baptist Church in Hartford and she had a passion for reading. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Guze in 2006. She is survived by her caregivers. A...
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Sherry Ann Millay Hurst

December 21, 2017

Sherry Ann Millay Hurst, 50, of Owensboro, went to be with our Lord Thursday, December 21, 2017 at her parent's home, surrounded by family. A 1986 graduate of Daviess County High School, she was a member of St Pius X Catholic Church. Sherry was retired from the Daviess County Detention Center (DCDC) where she worked as a floor deputy and gained the respect of not only her fellow employees but...
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E. Louis Johnson

August 8, 1937 - December 19, 2017

E. Louis Johnson, 80, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Owensboro, Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School, attended Brescia College, and was a graduate of the University of Kentucky from which he received a Bachelor of Science, and the University of Kentucky College of Law from which he received a Juris Doctor. Louis Johnson's passion was...
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Mary Helen Jackson

March 17, 1932 - December 19, 2017

Mary Helen Jackson, 85, of Owensboro, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born March 17, 1932 in Utica, KY to the late William Arthur and Louise Vanover Beard. Helen was married to Basil Jackson on January 28, 1989. She was retired and had worked at Westinghouse, General Electric, and M.P.D. Helen attended Walnut Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting...
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Vivian Marie Ambrose DeJarnette

July 12, 1931 - December 18, 2017

Vivian Marie Ambrose DeJarnette, 86, of Owensboro passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Habit, KY on July 12, 1931 to Golda Mae and Rollie Ambrose, the youngest of seven children. A graduate of Daviess County High School, she had a number of jobs in the course of her life including Guenther Hardware Store, Texas Gas, and Mel's Music. ...
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Kevonjua Carltez Allen

September 17, 1994 - December 17, 2017

Kevonjua C. Allen, 23, of Henderson, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Owensboro. He was born September 17, 1994 in Evansville, IN. He was a 2012 graduate of Apollo High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Stephen Hamilton on April 1, 2011, foster brother, Devin Fields on November 5, 2017, grandmother, Vernita Bridges, and an aunt, Dametrice Taylor....
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Philip A. "Karrson" Stuart II

March 28, 1979 - December 17, 2017

Philip A. Stuart II, 38, of Terre Haute, IN, passed away peacefully December 17, 2017, under the care of Hospice. He was known by his loved ones and friends as Karrson. Karrson was born March 28, 1979, in Elizabethtown, KY to the late Philip and Melba Tallie Stuart. He was a loyal and dedicated member of Sigma Alpha Mu of the Beta Omega chapter. Karrson is survived by his wife, Brandi Stuart;...
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Bruce Edward Hutchinson

May 19, 1954 - December 16, 2017

Bruce Edward Hutchinson, 63, of Owensboro passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Bruce was born May 19, 1954 in Owensboro to Richard J. and Gwen Russell Hutchinson. Bruce graduated from Daviess County High School in 1972, and then entered the United States Marine Corps where he served from 1973 from 1978. During his time in the Corps he served as a radar electronics technician at 29 Palms...
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Tonya Lynette Ford

May 26, 1970 - December 16, 2017

Tonya Lynette Ford, 47, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, December 16 at her home. Mrs. Ford was born May 26, 1970 in Owensboro to the late John Rouse and Linda Hagan Rouse. Tonya loved her family and all people. She never met a stranger and could turn a bad day into a good one just by her friendliness and smile. She was a career server at several local restaurants, but she considered Moon-lite...
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Kevin Wayne Baize

June 17, 1993 - December 16, 2017

Kevin Wayne Baize, 24, passed away December 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 17, 1993 to Jason Wayne Purcell and Tonya LeAnn Baize. Kevin was a soft hearted and outgoing person. He enjoyed working on cars and listening to music. Kevin also loved spending time with friends and his family, especially his daughter. Kevin is preceded in death by his...
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William A. McManus, Jr.

September 16, 1926 - December 15, 2017

Dr. William A. McManus, Jr., 91, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home in Owensboro. Born in Cairo, IL September 16, 1926, Dr. McManus was a graduate of Owensboro High School, Centre College, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He served his residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Returning to Owensboro he was a member of the Owensboro Surgical Group from...
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DeVera Davis

December 12, 2017

DeVera Diane Davis, 79, of Maceo passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at her home. Born in Mt Carmel, IL of April 19, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Kathleen Woolsey Saulmon and was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis was an artist and designed Teddy Bears for many years as the owner of the Old Trunk Bear Company. She made Teddy Bears that have been sold all...
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Jean Campbell Kirk

April 6, 1956 - December 11, 2017

Jean Campbell Kirk, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on December 11, 2017, while surrounded by her loved ones at the Heartford House, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born April 6, 1956, in Provo, Utah, to the late Mayna and Bud Campbell. Jean was an avid reader, lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed gardening, especially her herb...
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Nadja Dashkiewicz

March 10, 1946 - December 10, 2017

Nadja Dashkiewicz, 71, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center in Owensboro. She was born March 10, 1946 in Dortmund, Germany to the late John and Alexandra Kaminski. Nadja was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed traveling including her trips to Europe. She had done some Russian translating and was fluent in seven different languages...
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Forrest W. Lewis, Jr.

February 10, 1923 - December 10, 2017

Forrest W. Lewis, Jr., 94, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. Born in Louisville, Forrest was a child of the Depression with all that entailed. He spent most of his life working, including selling newspapers and working on his grandparent's farms. A graduate of Male High School, he spent two years with the freight office of the L&N Railroad. With the outbreak of World War II, he joined...
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David H. Cox

January 13, 1962 - December 7, 2017

David H. Cox, 55, of Owensboro, passed away December 7, 2017. He was born in Lancaster, Germany January 13, 1962. David is preceded in death by his father, William Cox. He is survived by two children, Brian Cox and Christopher Cox; mother, Shirley Marshall (Charles); sisters, Josie Cox and Marie Cox; brother, Steven Cox; a niece, Amelia Cox and nephew, Joshua Cox. Services will be 4:00 p.m...
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Joseph Frederick Roberts

December 6, 2017

Joseph Frederick "Fred" Roberts, 83, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born in Daviess County July 7, 1934 to the late Fred and Clara Mattingly Roberts. Fred was a loving husband, father, granddaddy, and great granddaddy. He retired in 1974 as SMSgt from the United States Air Force, and in 1992 from Swedish Match. He enjoyed...
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Marjorie T. Fuqua

March 25, 1923 - December 6, 2017

Marjorie T. Fuqua, 94, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Fuqua was born March 25, 1923 in McLean County to the late James and Jesse VanHorn Thompson. Marjorie enjoyed attending horse shows with her husband and was a member of the Owensboro Saddle Horse Association. She was also quite an entrepreneur as owner of the Bit and Bridle Tack...
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Garland Bingemer

December 5, 2017

Garland C. Bingemer, 86, of Henderson passed from this life Tuesday, December 5th under the care of Lucy Smith King Hospice Center. Garland was a long time member of Chapel Hill Church. He worked in the diesel repair industry at Cummins Diesel for 34 years, Butch and Billy's Diesel Service, and once retired from Enterprise Rental Car. Garland was an avid Kentucky Basketball fan and passed that...
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Judy N. Shaver

August 19, 1942 - December 5, 2017

Judy N. Shaver,75, of Owensboro, KY, passed away peacefully December 5, 2017, after a brief battle with multiple myeloma. We are confident that Judy's entrance through Heaven's gates was marked by a joyous reunion with her beloved husband, Harold, who preceded her in death three years ago. In addition to her husband, Judy was surely greeted by many other friends and loved ones who have gone...
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Barbara France Doolin

March 20, 1946 - December 4, 2017

Barbara France Doolin 71, of Owensboro entered into eternal rest December 4, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western KY. She was born March 20, 1946 in Muhlenburg County, KY to the late Rev. Owen and Juanita Case France. Barbara raised her children in Hartford, KY and she retired from Thomas Industries in nearby Beaver Dam, after 20 years of service. Barb enjoyed antiquing, fishing, and...
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Barbara Gaye Reynolds Duncan

January 9, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Barbara Gaye Reynolds Duncan, 81, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at her home. She was the faithful wife and dearest friend of the late Virgil Lee Duncan Jr. for 22 years who died in 2002. Mrs. Duncan was born January 9, 1936 in Owensboro to the late William "Nick" Reynolds and Ethel Wimsatt Reynolds. Barbara graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School. Her working years...
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Jerry P. Mischel

May 20, 1949 - December 3, 2017

Jerry P. Mischel, 68, of Owensboro, passed away December 3, 2017 at his home. Jerry was born in Owensboro on May 20, 1949 to the late Parvin and Mildred Reisz Mischel Sr. Jerry spent 30 years as a teacher for the Owensboro Public School System and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 45 years Charlotte Taylor Mischel; sons, Todd Mischel (Kristin)...
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David H. Cox

January 13, 1962 - December 1, 2017

David H. Cox, 55, of Owensboro, passed away December 7, 2017. He is survived by his two children, Brian Cox and Christopher Cox. Services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, where visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be offered online at www.glenncares.com
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Christina Marie Hagan

June 18, 1963 - December 1, 2017

Today we celebrate our sister on Earth who received her heavenly wings. Christina Marie Hagan, resident of Owensboro, KY, peacefully passed away December 1, 2017 surrounded by her dedicated and loving family at Heartland Villa Senior Living Community at the age of 54. "Chris," "Chrissy," "Sissy," and "Christina Marie," was a spirited breath of fresh air and a loving social butterfly. She never...
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`Shirley Lee "Doc" Powers

September 6, 1934 - November 29, 2017

"Doc" S. L. Powers, 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at his home. He was born September 6, 1934, in Hancock Co. to the late Douglas Frederick and Zula Alzena Buck Powers. He was the owner/operator for many years of the Riverview Motel in Hawesville until his retirement in 1994. Doc was a U. S. Air Force veteran, was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed hunting,...
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James Alford Matthis, Jr.

February 5, 1924 - November 29, 2017

James Alford Matthis, Jr., 93, of Owensboro, passed away November 29, 2017 at the Owensboro Center. Born February 5, 1924 in Muhlenberg County, he was the son of the late James Alford Matthis Sr. and Ida Skaggs Matthis. James was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mr. Matthis was an avid aviator and owned and operated KY-ANNA Motor Sales and was operator of KY Radio Service. For...
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Rose Marian Powers

February 6, 1933 - November 27, 2017

Sister Rose Marian Powers, OSU Maple Mount — Sister Rose Marian Powers, 84, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Nov. 27, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 65th year of religious life. She was a native of Cloverport. Sister Rose Marian always wanted to bring people closer to God. She had a ready smile for all those she met, was devoted to her family and always put the needs of...
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John W. Lawrence

March 11, 1955 - November 25, 2017

John W. Lawrence, 62, of Fort Pierce, FL formerly of Owensboro passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his home. He was born March 11, 1955 to the late James and Martha Lawrence. He retired from Glenmore Distillery after more than 30 years of service. John loved boating, skiing, and the outdoors. He enjoyed building computers, buying new trucks, and he loved the ocean. John played drums...
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Greg Garrison

April 28, 1958 - November 24, 2017

Greg "Mayor" Garrison, 59, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, surrounded by friends and family. He was born April 28, 1958 to Glenn Ray and Joan Garrison. Greg graduated from Caverna High School in Horse Cave, Kentucky and studied at Western Kentucky University. He was a member of Horse Cave Baptist Church. Greg retired from Dollar...
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Eugene "Joe" Dennis

June 23, 1941 - November 24, 2017

Eugene "Joe" Dennis, 76, of Owensboro passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Dennis was born June 23, 1941 in Clarkson, KY to the late Lucian Henry Dennis and Cleo Patrick Clark Dennis. He retired as a maintenance supervisor of Swedish Match Company and also was a Safety Engineer for Safetran Systems Corporation. Joe was a member of the Stanley Masonic...
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Wanda Howard

December 21, 1925 - November 23, 2017

Wanda Howard, 91, of Owensboro, KY passed away peacefully Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Signature Health Care at Hillcrest, a loving and caring facility. She was born December 21, 1925 in Todd County "Clifty", KY to the late Earl R. Hicks Strader and Catherine Welborn Strader. Wanda was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Owensboro. She loved to cook, enjoyed gardening and canning, and...
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Timothy Ray Pate

June 28, 1958 - November 22, 2017

Timothy R. Pate, 59, of Owensboro passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at his home. He was born in Owensboro to the late Paul Ray Pate and Lois Jean Clark Pate. Tim graduated from Apollo High School and joined the Painters Union 156 where he was a member for forty-one years. He liked NASCAR, playing basketball, and was an avid UK fan. More than anything, he loved his children and...
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Marie C. Harrison

October 25, 1922 - November 21, 2017

Marie C. Harrison, 95, of Owensboro died here Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Born in Sanford, FL on October 25, 1922, she graduated from Ketterlinus High School in St. Augustine, FL in 1940. Mrs. Harrison graduated as a registered nurse from the Riverside Hospital School of Nursing where she had received the J. Webster Merritt Scholarship. She had been an active member of First Presbyterian...
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Jerry D. DeSpain

February 19, 1940 - November 20, 2017

Jerry D. DeSpain of Owensboro died Monday, November 20, 2017 surrounded by his family at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was 77. Jerry was born February 19, 1940 In Paducah, KY to Thomas Harry DeSpain and Alice Pauline Watson DeSpain. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, James Robert DeSpain and a sister, Vitrude DeSpain. He was an entrepreneur, having...
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William "Billy" Craig

June 15, 1936 - November 18, 2017

William "Billy" Craig, 81, of Henderson, formerly of Owensboro, passed away November 18, 2017 at the Henderson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Craig was born June 15, 1936 in Owensboro to the late George and Ella Bray Craig. Billy was of the Pentecostal faith and loved going to church. He was a happy man who enjoyed horses. Mr. Craig is also preceded in death by his wife, Lucille...
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Mary Elsie O'Bryan

May 1, 1928 - November 18, 2017

Mary Elsie O'Bryan, 89, of Owensboro, a resident of the Carmel Home, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. A native of Daviess County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Annie Bowlds O'Bryan. She retired from General Electric and M.P.D., Inc. after 45 years of service on April 19, 1990. She was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral where she was a member...
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Judy Lynn Rutledge

January 20, 1955 - November 18, 2017

Judy Lynn Rutledge, 62, of Louisville and previously of Owensboro, passed away on November 18, 2017 at her home under the care of Hospice. Judy was born in Owensboro on January 20, 1955 to Joseph and Mary Lou Riney Mudd. Judy was a teacher for the Owensboro Public School System and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She was a beloved wife, mother and "Nana" and will be truly missed by all. ...
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Thomas N. "Tommy" Gordon

February 19, 1921 - November 18, 2017

Thomas N. "Tommy" Gordon, 96, of Philpot, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson. He was born February 19, 1921 in Daviess Co. to the late Harvey Thomas and Mary McKinley Gordon. Tommy was retired from General Electric after 42 ½ years as a maintenance technician and supervisor. He was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church and had...
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Larry S. Cave, Jr.

February 10, 1971 - November 17, 2017

Larry S. Cave, Jr., 46, of Owensboro passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Owensboro Center. Larry was born February 10, 1971 in Owensboro and was preceded in death by his father, Larry Cave, Sr. and a niece, Samantha Roach. Surviving are his mother, Sue Howard Henderson (Bob) of Whitesville; children, Brooklynn Yeckering, Bradley Yeckering, and Jacob Yeckering all of Owensboro; sisters,...
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Jonell Blanford Richeson

January 6, 1940 - November 16, 2017

Jonell Blanford Richeson, 77, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born January 6, 1940 in Owensboro to the late Joseph Leonard and Mary Ullinee Blanford. As a devout Catholic, Jonell's faith was a central part of her life, instilling those principles in her children and grandchildren. She was an alumnus of Owensboro Catholic High...
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Walter Lee Eidson, Jr.

February 13, 1930 - November 14, 2017

Walter Lee "Bud" Eidson Jr., 87, of Owensboro, passed away November 14, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Born February 13, 1930, in Evansville, IN, to the late Walter Lee Eidson Sr. and Nancy Catherine Peck Eidson, Bud was raised in Indianapolis where he graduated from Ben Davis High School and then spent two years at Butler University before being drafted to the Army. During his time in...
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Summer Michelle Brown

November 14, 2017 - November 14, 2017

Summer Michelle Brown, infant daughter of Mary and Jeff Brown, passed away November 14, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Her middle name, Michelle, has a meaning of "Gift from God". Her parents would like to say this about her, "We held an angel in our arms, a gift from God you were". She was loved dearly while she was here on earth, and will now spend eternity in Heaven where she...
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Tennie Robbins Triplett

February 2, 1944 - November 14, 2017

Tennie Robbins Triplett passed away at her home November 14, 2017 at the age of 73. Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Tennie was an educator, having received her baccalaureate degree from Murray State University and held AMI Montessori credentials. She was a co-founder of The Triplett School where she taught for 20 years and had previously taught in Kentucky and Arizona public schools as well as in...
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Marita Englert

July 5, 1935 - November 13, 2017

Mary Rita "Marita" Mattingly Englert, 82, of Owensboro died peacefully on Monday, November 13, 2017, at The Heartford House with her family at her side. She was born July 5, 1935, to the late Charles Thomas and Mary Margaret (Hughes) Mattingly in Lebanon, Kentucky. A member of the Roman Catholic Church, Marita graduated from Brescia College and continued her higher education at UK, WKU, and MTSU....
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Michael Clark

January 12, 1969 - November 13, 2017

Michael Evan Clark, 48, of Owensboro, KY, passed away November 13, 2017, at his home. He was born January 12, 1969 to the late William S. Clark Jr., and Anna Lee Thompson Clark in Owensboro. Michael was a journeyman and wireman for I.B.E.W. Local Union #357 for twenty years, after serving an apprenticeship there. He enjoyed golfing, Halloween, laughing, pulling pranks, and BBQ. Michael also loved...
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Shirley Ann Wink Zoglmann

February 15, 1938 - November 13, 2017

Shirley Ann Wink Zoglmann, 79, of Owensboro, completed her earthly journey on Monday, November 13, 2017 and joined those who have been waiting so long to welcome her to her final home, her dear husband, Kenneth Gerald Zoglmann, and two of her sons, Lawrence Gale Zoglmann and Kenneth Alan Zoglmann, as well as her parents, her brother Simon, and her sisters, Juanita Wink Kaelin and Mary Elizabeth...
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Catherine Marie Morris Schartung

May 25, 1947 - November 13, 2017

Surrounded by the family she built, Catherine Marie Morris Schartung,70, passed away in Owensboro, KY on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the care of Hospice of Western KY. Since May 25, 1947, Catherine, the daughter of Estil and Dorothy Boone, called Daviess County home. It was here that Catherine met the love of her life, John Morris, and father of her five children. The family said goodbye to...
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Daniel "Fuzz" Blair

June 1, 1946 - November 13, 2017

Daniel "Fuzz" Blair, 71, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Wellington Parc. He was born June 1, 1946 in Daviess Co. to the late John Phillip and Mary Emma Murphy Blair. Fuzz was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church where he had been on the cooking team for many years. He retired from Century Aluminum as an overhead crane operator. He was also a member of the Knights...
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Thomas Alton Curtsinger, Sr.

September 17, 1921 - November 12, 2017

Thomas Alton Curtsinger, Sr., 96, of Owensboro passed away peacefully on November 12th, 2017 at his residence at The Carmel Home, with his beloved wife Rose and by his side. Born to Graves County sharecroppers Luke and Mary Ella Burshears Curtsinger on September 17, 1921, he grew up as farmboy "Alton," with three brothers and two sisters, all of whom have preceded him in death. Active as a...
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Kenneth L. Cole

August 2, 1935 - November 11, 2017

Kenneth L. Cole, 82, of Owensboro died November 11, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Cole was born August 2, 1935 in Owensboro to the late Clarence and Eva Johnson Cole. He was an Army veteran and a member of Blessed Mother Parrish. Kenny retired from Hon Industries after working in the mill room for over 20 years. Mr. Cole is preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas...
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Clara Hall

November 18, 1920 - November 11, 2017

Clara Hall, 96, of Owensboro, KY passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehab. She was born November 18, 1920 to the late Gipson Thomas and Mary Catherine Wilhoyte. Clara was a member of Maceo Baptist Church where she proudly achieved a perfect attendance record in her Sunday School class. She enjoyed crocheting as a member of the Happy Hooker Crochet Club, was a...
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Lisa Nicole "Nikki" Lawson

October 24, 1966 - November 10, 2017

Lisa Nicole "Nikki" Lawson, 51, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Owensboro and was a 1984 graduate of Owensboro High School. Lisa had worked for Resource Recycling and Goodwill Industries. She enjoyed a variety of music, fishing, camping and the outdoors. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Ralph E. Ziegler

April 23, 1937 - November 10, 2017

Ralph E. Ziegler, 80, of Owensboro, passed away November 10, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Ralph was born in Tell City on April 23, 1937 to the late Ralph O. and Evelyn Hartz Ziegler. Ralph was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro. Ralph served in the U.S. Navy and was the General Manager at Ponderosa Inc. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool,...
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James William Hagan

April 14, 1958 - November 9, 2017

James William Hagan, 59 of Owensboro died on Thursday, November 9, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Hagan was born April 14, 1958 in Owensboro to the late James William Hagan Sr. and his mother, Ollie Lee Green Hagan. Jim graduated from Owensboro High School in 1976 and eventually became a Master Electrician. He was employed at Rexel/Southland Electrical Supply for 39 years...
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Jean Cox Sumner

March 28, 1925 - November 8, 2017

Jean Cox Sumner, 92, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, November 8th in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky surrounded by her loving family. Born on March 28, 1925, in Monticello, KY, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Hattie Jane Cox. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Catholene Pollock, brothers, Bernard, Casey, and Grover C. Cox, Jr. Jean...
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Sue Swope

October 15, 1945 - November 7, 2017

Sue Carol (Robbins) Swope, 72, of Philpot, KY departed this earth and went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully at home Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Sue was born October 15, 1945 in Hardinsburg, KY. She was the youngest of 7 children born to Alvin and Louise (Maysey) Robbins. Sue graduated from Breckinridge County High School with the class of 1964. She retired in 2007 as a payroll clerk...
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Wade Hampton Muncy , Jr.

August 11, 1928 - November 7, 2017

Wade H. Muncy, Jr., 89, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2017. Mr. Muncy was born in Daviess County, KY, grew up in Dermont and graduated from Daviess County High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he served as a Staff Sergeant with the 38th Ordinance Battalion from 1950 – 1952. He retired from the Owensboro Board of Education following 38 years of employment. Mr...
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Robert Norman Harrington

July 20, 1935 - November 7, 2017

Robert Norman Harrington, 82, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Owensboro to the late Edward and Mary Ann Young Harrington. Norman was a standout basketball player for Owensboro Catholic High and because of his height he was given the nicknames, "High Pockets" and "Slim". He spent his life providing for his family in many...
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Anna Rhea Gray

August 30, 1929 - November 7, 2017

Anna Rhea Gray, 88, of Owensboro, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Carmel Home. She was born August 30, 1929 in Ohio County, KY to the late James Aubrey and Virginia Gillim Westerfield. In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Duff Gray in 1991, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Wendell Baxley of Hartford and June and Bill Boyd of...
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Marylou Jean Edwards

April 3, 1925 - November 6, 2017

MARYLOU JEAN (KETNER) EDWARDS Marylou Jean (Ketner) Edwards passed away at age 92 on Monday, November 6, 2017 in Owensboro Kentucky. Born in Evansville, Indiana on April 3, 1925, Marylou was raised by her mother Lillian and stepfather Thomas B. Jarboe. and graduated from Memorial High School in Evansville. As a student at University of Evansville she met the love of her life and in December...
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George Hancock

December 24, 1927 - November 6, 2017

George Hancock, 89, of Owensboro died on Monday, November 6, 2017 at his home with his family present. Mr. Hancock was born in Sulligent, Alabama to the late George and Florence Burt Hancock. George retired from the phone company after 37 years as a service technician and was trained in electrical engineering. He loved the outdoors and spending time fishing, camping, boating, and gardening. Mr....
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Walter Leon Nesmith

June 30, 1940 - November 5, 2017

Walter Leon Nesmith, 77, of Owensboro, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 30, 1940 in Daviess Co. to the late Walter Lee and Theresa Ambs Nesmith. Leon had been attending the By His Side Fellowship Church and had been a gospel singer and sang in a couple of Gospel groups at one time. He had served as a missionary and...
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Peggy Jean Cremer

April 2, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Peggy Jean Cremer, 86, of Utica passed away on November 5, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehab. She was born in Oak Grove, Kentucky to the late Terry Brame and Essie Kirk Brame. Jean graduated from Pembroke High School and attended Murray State University where she received her bachelor's degree in elementary education. She also met and married her college sweet heart, Ed Cremer in 1953. She lost...
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Terry McDonald

September 6, 1950 - November 5, 2017

Terry McDonald, 67, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born on September 6th, 1950 in Muhlenberg County to the late Melvin and Amelia Genon Stovall McDonald. Terry was of the Baptist faith and a member of Wing Avenue Baptist Church. He graduated from Owensboro High School in 1968, attended Western Kentucky University, and served in...
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Roger D. Rice

October 28, 1953 - November 2, 2017

Roger Dale Rice, Sr., 64, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, November, 2, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born October 28, 1953, he was the son of the late Wilbur A. and Gladys Mae Newton Rice; was a member of Labors Local 1392; and enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing and camping. He was a kind-hearted man who loved his family dearly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in...
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Ronald Joe Prater, Jr.

May 3, 1955 - November 1, 2017

Ronald J. Prater, Jr. passed away November 1, 2017. He was born May 3, 1955 in Owensboro to the late Bro. Ronald J. and Sarah Christine Prater. As a child and youth, Ronnie Joe enjoyed singing with his family at the church his father built and pastored for 53 years, Ridgewood Baptist Church. He was a 1973 graduate of Owensboro Senior High and will be remembered as a prankster and someone who...
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Barbara Jean "Mamaw Jean" Belcher

May 6, 1932 - October 31, 2017

Barbara Jean "Mamaw Jean" Belcher, 85, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Breckenridge County to the late Herman and Pauline Roberts Simmons. Jean was a loving and dedicated Christian homemaker who always had a smile and never spoke an unkind word. After working for ten years at General Electric, Jean focused on family...
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Hattie McMahan

September 11, 1932 - October 31, 2017

Hattie Jane Preston McMahan, 85, of Utica, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Born in Breckinridge County, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Minnie Jane Whitten Preston; was a faithful member of the Masonville Baptist Church where she was a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class; and was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, UK basketball, gardening, and was devoted to her children...
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Charles Louis McClure

March 13, 1956 - October 30, 2017

Charles Louis McClure, 61, of Owensboro passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at his Las Vegas home surrounded by his family. Born in Hardin County on March 13, 1956, he was the son of the late Voyne and Juanita Hatfield McClure; was a member of the Southside Wesleyan Church; had worked at Hunter Douglas; and retired as a pastor of Livermore Wesleyan Church. Charles was known for his love of...
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Lawrence Lindsey, Sr.

November 21, 1935 - October 30, 2017

Lawrence "L.L." Lindsey, 81, of Owensboro passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Owensboro Center. He was born November 21, 1935 to the late William McKinley and Betty Lindsey. Lawrence was a retired U.S. Army Veteran, retiring as a Sergeant First Class after 26 years of service. After retiring from the military, he earned his certification in heating and air and plumbing from Owensboro...
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Suzanne Murphy Coomes

June 18, 1935 - October 30, 2017

Suzanne Murphy Coomes, 82, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Owensboro on June 18, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Michael Richard and Mary Frances Riney Murphy. Suzanne was also preceded in death by brothers, Walter "Moose" Murphy and Billy D. Murphy, and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth "Gibby" Murphy and Georgetta Murphy. ...
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Carol Jean Snyder

September 13, 1948 - October 28, 2017

Carol Jean Snyder, 69, of Owensboro, passed away on October 28, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Her daughter and son-in-law were by her side. She was born in Owensboro to the late Andrew and Mary Stallings. Carol was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School. She retired from Owensboro Community and Technical, where she worked in the financial aid office....
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Patricia "Patsy" Shelton

July 11, 1948 - October 28, 2017

Patricia "Patsy" Shelton, 69, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born July 11, 1948 in Owensboro to the late Lucian "L.D." Keller and Mary "Jean" Cecil Keller. Patsy was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church and sang in the choir. She was a world traveler, enjoyed playing golf, and volunteering at the Carmel Home. Most of all she...
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Iris Hazel Small

October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Iris Hazel Small, infant daughter of Sadie Mattingly and Amiel Small, went to heaven on October 27th. Surrounded by her family, she left the arms of her mommy and daddy to be in the arms of Jesus. Although her time with us was so short, she impacted a tremendous number of lives. She fought the good fight, is loved beyond measure and missed desperately. Jesus said, "Let the little children...
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