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Our Obituaries

Martin Louis Mattingly

September 30, 1928 - May 30, 2016

Martin Louis Mattingly, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Carmel Home. He was born September 30, 1928 in Daviess Co. to the late William and Lillian Ballard Mattingly. Louis was a lifelong farmer and, in his early years, he grew up in the St. Alphonsus Parish, but was currently a member of Immaculate Catholic Church. He was also preceded in death by his wife,...
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Rosemary Jean Magan

April 15, 1928 - May 30, 2016

Rosemary Jean Magan, 88, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 15, 1928 in Daviess Co. to the late John and Raphael Brumley. Rosemary was a homemaker and a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. She was a very caring and loving person, the best wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and mother-in-law a person...
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Joyce R. Kirby

June 15, 1943 - May 28, 2016

Joyce Poynter Kirby, 72 of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2016 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Kirby was born June 15, 1943, and was the only child of E.W. "Jake" and Ethel Stone Poynter. She was a 1961 graduate of Owensboro High School. In 1965, Joyce graduated from Western State College (Western Kentucky University) with a Bachelor of Science degree in...
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Maxie L. Barnes

October 9, 1921 - May 27, 2016

Maxie L. Barnes, Sr., 94, of Owensboro departed this life Friday May 27, 2016 at Signature Hillcrest Nursing Home. Mr. Barnes was born in Utica on October 9, 1921 to the late Clovis and Eva Morton Barnes. He was an Army veteran who served during WW II in the Asian-Pacific Theater. He was also a member of Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. Mr. Barnes retired from...
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Thomas D. Shown

September 7, 1953 - May 26, 2016

Thomas D. Shown, 62, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Greenville, KY to Walter and Maryetta Stinnett Shown. Thomas most recently worked for Don Buchanan Trucking, which contracts with the postal service to transport mail. He was previously employed by Eastern Electric (formerly Westinghouse Electric). He was...
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Carl Brothers

March 5, 1957 - May 25, 2016

Missionary Carl Brothers, age 59, went to be with his heavenly Father on May 25, 2016 under the care of Hospice. He was born in Madisonville, KY, on March 5, 1957 to the late Archie Carl and Jennie V. Thompson Brothers. Missionary Carl began his work for the Lord as a youth pastor; he went on to serve as manager of a Christian radio station, Christian school administrator and teacher, missionary...
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Nellie J. Day Eans

September 19, 1923 - May 24, 2016

Nellie Day Eans, 92, of Brentwood, TN, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Nellie was born September 19, 1923 in Owensboro to the late Isaac Ernest Day and Mary Whittinghill Day. Following graduation from Owensboro High School, Nellie worked at the Kenmore Light Company, General Electric Company, Anderson's Department Store,...
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Emma Bell Ranson

December 6, 1919 - May 24, 2016

Emma Bell Ranson, 96, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at her home. Born in Owensboro, a daughter of the late Jessie M. and Julie Ann Hale Cauley, Emma Bell was a member of St. John United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women and for many years oversaw the church nursery. She was a devoted student of the Bible. She had served as a caregiver and...
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William H. Hinton, Sr.

April 3, 1936 - May 24, 2016

William H. Hinton, Sr., 80, of Owensboro died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. Mr. Hinton was born April 3, 1936 in Mattingly, KY to the late Vessie William Hinton and Lorena Keenan Hinton. Mr. Hinton was a Navy veteran of the Korean War serving for four active years and seven years in the reserves and then retired from Whirlpool in Evansville. He...
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Helen Ryan Hazelrigg

August 31, 1930 - May 23, 2016

Helen Ryan Hazelrigg, 85, of Ft.Thomas, formerly of Owensboro, died May 23, 2016 at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. Mrs. Hazelrigg was born August 31, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late James and Mary Alice Ryan. She led a servant's life devoted to the care of her daughter, Kim. Mrs. Hazelrigg was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ney S. "Buddy" Hazelrigg in 2011...
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Homer L. Barton

July 23, 1929 - May 23, 2016

Homer L. Barton, Jr. passed away at home on Monday, May 23, 2016 after a long illness. He is survived by his three children, Jean Raphael (David) Cantu of Clearwater, Florida, Gregory Lambert Barton, of Chicago, Illinois, and Frederick McFerran (Jody) Barton, of Cornelius, North Carolina, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by a brother, Frederick B...
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Joseph Lee Campbell, Sr.

October 14, 1952 - May 21, 2016

Joseph Lee Campbell, Sr., 63, of Owensboro, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Owensboro to the late Benjamin F. Campbell, Sr. and Ida Bohler Campbell. Joseph loved to fish, and enjoyed NASCAR and UK Basketball. He was a construction worker and was always ready to lend a helping hand to friends or family members. He was also preceded in death by his brothers,...
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H. Carrol Hanberry

December 14, 1928 - May 21, 2016

H. Carrol (Hobie) Hanberry, age 87, passed away early Saturday morning May 21, 2016 at his home. He was born in Bowling Green, KY, on December 14, 1928, son of Hobart and Garnett Young Hanberry. The family moved to Princeton, Kentucky in his early years but soon moved to Owensboro from which he never planned to move. He truly loved Owensboro and its people. Education played a big role in...
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Kelly W. Wheeler

December 18, 1964 - May 19, 2016

Kelly W. Wheeler, 51, of Owensboro, passed away May 19, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born December 18, 1964 in Washington, IN to the late Charles Wheeler and Jane Ann Petri, Kelly was a 1983 graduate of Daviess County High School. Kelly served in the Army from 1985-1991 and fought in Desert Storm and was awarded two Bronze Stars. He was most recently an Industrial...
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Frank C. Berry

January 13, 1926 - May 19, 2016

Frank C. Berry, 90, of Mosleyville, passed away May 19, 2016. Born January 13, 1926 to the late Robert and Ollie Berry, Frank was a farmer and worked hard throughout his life. He was one who could fix anything and enjoyed the simple things in life. Frank had the biggest heart and cared for everyone. Frank is survived by a brother, Walter Berry; sister, Roberta Berry; daughter; Fran Hicks;...
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Betty Roberts Yager

May 19, 2016

Betty Roberts Yager, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born in Owensboro, the daughter of the late Allen and Kathlyn Osborne Roberts, she was a graduate of Owensboro High School and the then Western Kentucky Teachers College where she was Military Queen. She taught briefly in the state of Ohio until her husband visited her there, brought...
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William S. Roberts

May 3, 1924 - May 19, 2016

Rev. William S. Roberts, 92, of Lewisport, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport. He was born May 3, 1924 in Lewisport to the late Forrest and Bernice Bryant Roberts. Rev. Roberts was a retired minister and pastor with the Southern Baptist Churches and was a member of First Baptist Church in Owensboro. He had pastored many churches in his...
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John Edward Thompson

October 6, 1921 - May 18, 2016

John E. Thompson, 94, of Arlington, TX left this life to meet his Lord, Savior, and Creator on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. John was the youngest of eight children, born to Annie and Henry Edward Thompson of Owensboro. John married Florence Wilhelm on June 25, 1952 in Hereford, TX and celebrated 59 years of marriage until her death in 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson...
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Jeanne S. O'Bryan

June 4, 1931 - May 18, 2016

Jeanne S. O'Bryan, 84, of Owensboro, passed away May 18, 2016, at the Carmel Home. Born June 4, 1931, to the late Joseph Vernie Sr. and Wilma Sapp in Daviess Co., Jeanne was a devoted wife and loving mother. For 10 years, she was office manager at Valley Firestone. She was a Realtor for 25 years with Castlen Realtors. Jeanne enjoyed singing in the choir at various churches she attended...
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Harvey H. Hurst

April 14, 1929 - May 18, 2016

Harvey H. Hurst, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born April 14, 1929 in Daviess Co. to the late Harvey B. and Mary Irene Bryant Hurst. He was retired as an insurance agent with National Life Insurance Co. Harvey enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with his family, and watching Nascar racing. He also loved...
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Wm. Gerald "Jerry" Hayden, Jr.

April 15, 1954 - May 18, 2016

Wm. Gerald "Jerry" Hayden, Jr., 62, of Calhoun passed away May 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family while under the care of Hospice Baptist Health. He was born April 15, 1954, in Daviess County to the late Wm. Gerald Hayden, Sr. and Mary Rose Clark Hayden. Jerry was a 1972 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and of DeVry University in Columbus, OH. He started his work...
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Ambrose E. Dargan Settles

December 4, 1934 - May 17, 2016

Ambrose E. Dargan Settles, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Monday May 17, 2016. Born December 4, 1934 to the late Charles Joseph and Irene Settles, Ambrose was of the Catholic faith. Ambrose worked the majority of his years with Har-Ken Oil Company as Production superintendent, and continued his love for farming until he was no longer able. Ambrose is preceded in death by his first wife,...
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Edna June Duncan

September 9, 1932 - May 16, 2016

Edna June Duncan, 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 9, 1932 in Daviess Co. to the late F. W. and Ova Clements Wilcox. Edna was retired as a homemaker for Social Services with the State of Kentucky. She was a member of Garden Green Baptist Church and enjoyed playing bingo and bunco and spending time with her...
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Margaret "Peggy" R. Morris

May 7, 1930 - May 14, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" Ridlehoover Morris, 86, of Owensboro, passed away May 14, 2016 under the Care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Peggy was born in Cadiz, Kentucky on May 7, 1930 to the late Samuel Franklin Ridlehoover and Anne Dunnington Beauchamp Ridlehoover Swem. She was a graduate of Atherton High School in Louisville where she was voted Most Athletic Senior. She attended the University of...
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Myrtle Bell Mercer

March 24, 1928 - May 14, 2016

Myrtle Bell Mercer, 88, daughter of the late Nealie and Lilly Travis, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born March 24, 1928 in Muhlenburg County. Myrtle eventually came to reside in Owensboro with her now deceased husband of 55 years, Luther Mercer, Jr. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Velma Travis and Lorine Phillips, and her son-in-law, Norman Frey. Myrtle led a...
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Louise "Josie" Williams Knott

September 29, 1928 - May 14, 2016

Louise "Josie" Williams Knott, 87, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday May 14, 2016 at her home. She was born in Daviess County near Friendship to the late Lonnie and Pearl Hazelrigg Williams. Louise served as a receptionist at Modern Welding for many years and was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, and landscaping her yard. She was an excellent...
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Irene Spoelstra

September 14, 1937 - May 14, 2016

Irene Spoelstra, 78, of Utica passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born September 14, 1937 in New York state and worked in the theater industry before retiring from Northshore Mortgage. Mrs. Spoelstra was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Spoelstra, Sr. in 2008. Survivors include her step-son, Neal Spoelstra, Jr. (Marilyn) of Utica; granddaughter, Jamie Holt of Cincinnati,...
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Joseph Thomas Elliott

October 18, 1939 - May 14, 2016

Joseph Thomas Elliott, 76 of Philpot passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 18, 1939 in Mount Zion, KY to the late Chester and Ann Lanham Elliott. Mr. Elliott loved his family, his church, and farming. He was known as being reliable, a leader with a plan, a doer and hard worker who was very community oriented and served on the SE Daviess...
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Aaron Kipling Shears

December 6, 1993 - May 13, 2016

Aaron Kipling Shears, 22, of Evansville, IN, died Friday, May 13, 2016, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born in Jacksonville, FL, and graduated from Daviess County High School where he was a track star. Aaron loved music and was an aspiring rapper, he had an outgoing personality, and loved spending time outdoors. However, his greatest love and joy was being a father to his son Drake. Aaron left...
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Donald "Don" Bishop, Sr.

September 13, 1930 - May 13, 2016

Donald E. "Don" Bishop, 85, of Owensboro passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Daviess County to the late Durwood and Woodie Mae Bishop. Don was a U.S. Marine Corp Sergeant who was disabled during the Korean War. He was of the protestant faith. Mr. Bishop enjoyed working on his home and loved spending time with his family, especially his...
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Jeanette Wilsbacher Barnett

August 5, 1925 - May 13, 2016

Jeanette Wilsbacher Barnett, 90, of Owensboro passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Carmel Home. She was born August 5, 1925 in Warrick County, Indiana to the late Joseph and Matilda Wilsbacher. Mrs. Barnett was a devoted Catholic who was a member of the Immaculate Parrish, the Alter Society, and Legion of Mary Auxiliary. She spent the last 18 years being active in the life of the Carmel Home....
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Carol S. Drury

September 10, 1942 - May 11, 2016

Carol S. Drury, 73, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born in Owensboro to the late J. Millard and Louise Froelich Haynes. After raising her family in Louisville she returned to Owensboro to be closer to brothers and sisters. Ms. Drury was a loving and dedicated homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading and praying for her...
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Cory Christian Galloway

September 17, 1998 - May 9, 2016

Cory Christian Galloway, 17, of Owensboro passed away May 9, 2016 at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. He was born September 17, 1998 in Owensboro to Bruce and Becky Galloway. Cory was a very intelligent student who had just graduated from Triplett High School. He mowed yards on his own and also worked for Weedman while being known to save his money instead of spend it. Cory loved...
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Joseph M. Cecil

May 8, 2016

Joseph Martin Cecil, 74, of Owensboro passed peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2016. As a devout Roman Catholic, he was a strong supporter of Right to Life and Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital and served as a jail minister in Owensboro for several years. Martin was a faithful husband of 52 years, devoted father/grandfather, and staunch defender of his Roman Catholic faith. Hard work on...
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Robert G. Berrong

February 16, 1963 - May 7, 2016

Robert G. Berrong, 53, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 16, 1963 in Henderson Co. Robert had worked at the Rayloc and was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed grilling, raising a garden, working in the yard, and hunting. Robert loved his dogs, Sandy, Wilbur, and Spooky, also loved helping people. He was preceded in...
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Francis Guerdon "F.G." Riney

December 11, 1917 - May 7, 2016

Francis Guerdon "F.G." Riney, Jr., 98, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Carmel Home. He was born December 11, 1917 in West Louisville and was a lifelong farmer in that area. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Mr. Riney was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Winnie Cecil Riney; his parents, Francis Guerdon Riney and Mabel Kelly Riney; a brother, Hugh...
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Tabitha Shouse Brey

May 12, 1974 - May 5, 2016

Tabitha Shouse Brey, 41, of Lebanon, TN, formerly of Owensboro, died Thursday, May 5, 2016, at her home. She was a 1992 graduate of Apollo High School, and was previously employed by Southwest Airlines. Tabitha had a beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She had a free spirit and loved all animals and cared deeply for their welfare, taking in strays and adopting many dogs throughout her life. ...
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Vida May Arbuckle

April 9, 1938 - May 5, 2016

Vida May Arbuckle, 78, of Owensboro, passed away May 5, 2016 while in the care of Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. Born April 9, 1938 in Jackson County, IL to the late Clarence D. and Golda Hebener Smith, Vida cherished her church family at Calhoun Christian Church. She loved to sing classic gospel songs and hymns, enjoyed camping and had a special fascination for owls. Vida was...
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Norine Bowen Bartley Westerfield

January 2, 1931 - May 5, 2016

Norine Bowen Bartley Westerfield, 85, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at her home. She was born January 2, 1931 in Daviess Co. to the late Rex and Dovie Smith Bowen. Norine had worked as a ward clerk at Owensboro-Daviess Co. Hospital and had been attending Eaton Memorial Baptist Church. She was a volunteer at the Riverpark Center since it opened and had received awards for...
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William "Bill" Gullett

December 6, 1930 - May 4, 2016

William T. "Bill" Gullett, 85, of Owensboro, passed away May 4, 2016 at Hermitage Care and Rehab. Born in Johnson County, December 6, 1930, to the late William S. and Hazel Gullett, Bill served his country in the Maries during the Korean War. After nearly five years in the military Bill was honorably discharged and began his career as a Switch Foreman for CSX and after 39 years, he retired. ...
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Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Brown

April 11, 1923 - May 4, 2016

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Brown, 93, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Owensboro Center. She was born April 11, 1923 in Daviess Co. to the late Forrest A. and Ida Mae O'Brien Roby. Liz was a homemaker and member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family, loved all animals, especially her cats, and...
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W.M. Buzz Norris, Jr.

May 8, 1933 - May 2, 2016

W.M. (Buzz) Norris, Jr., 82, of Utica, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Stanley to the late Wilbur McDonald Norris, Sr. and Stella Louise Boulware Norris. Buzz served his country in the United States Army and then received his B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan College, M.A. from Western Kentucky University and was a political Science teacher for 30 years teaching at Daviess...
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Ronald "Bubba" Thompson

October 4, 1978 - May 1, 2016

Ronald S. "Bubba" Thompson, 37, of Calhoun, passed away May 1, 2016 at home. Born October 4, 1978 to the late Ronald D. Thompson and Patricia Thompson, Bubba was a graduate of McLean Co. High School. After high school he went on to work at Gibbs Die Casting for a faithful 13 years. In the midst of his working career, he also enjoyed working in the tobacco fields. Bubba enjoyed fishing and was...
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Robert William "Bobby" Clark

January 25, 1938 - May 1, 2016

Robert William "Bobby" Clark, 78, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home. He was born January 25, 1938 in Cleveland, OH to the late Roy W. and Mary Alice Jones Clark. He loved, cherished, and honored his Catholic faith and loved dearly his family, friends, and his country. He had served in the Naval Reserves and for four years in the United States Air Force. Bobby was...
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Paula Carter

December 12, 1954 - April 30, 2016

Paula Faye Carter, 61, of Owensboro passed away April 30, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville. She was born December 12, 1954 in Daviess County to the late Paul and Elizabeth Creason Carter. Paula never met a stranger, she loved to talk with people and laugh. Her job with Live Answer Phone for over 30 years suited her well. Paula also served others through the Senior Volunteer Program and...
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Therese M. Higdon

November 2, 1930 - April 30, 2016

Therese M. Higdon, 85, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born November 2, 1930 in Daviess County to the late Hilary and Emma May Montgomery. Along with her husband Hugh, Mrs. Higdon was a founding member of St. Pius X Catholic Church where she received the Sophia Award for her faithful stewardship and volunteer work. She and Hugh...
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Robert "Bob" Robey

August 1, 1941 - April 29, 2016

Robert W. "Bob" Robey, 74, of Fordsville made his graceful exit on Friday, April 29, 2016, peacefully passing away at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. He was born August 1, 1941 in Owensboro to the late James B. Robey, Sr. and Venita Scott Robey. After Bob graduated from Daviess County High School in 1959, he earned his BS in Social Work from KWC in 1977. He then worked for River Valley...
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Ron Jones

January 24, 1938 - April 28, 2016

Ron Jones, 78, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Signature Health Care Hillcrest. He was born in Muhlenburg County to the late Altha and Marjorie Jones. Mr. Jones was a custom home builder who operated Hayden Park Developers prior to retirement. He was an active member of Bellevue Baptist Church where he would be known to many as the man who was very committed to making...
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Gregory Lashbrook

March 29, 1970 - April 25, 2016

Gregory Lashbrook, 46, of Owensboro passed away April 25, 2016 at Signature Healthcare at Hillcrest. He was born March 29, 1970 in Dayton, Ohio to the late James and Barbara Goetz Lashbrook. Greg enjoyed life and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He could be a prankster at times and loved drinking Mt. Dew. Mr. Lashbrook was also preceded in death by his step mother, Linda...
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Anna Mae "Ann" Peveler

August 30, 1924 - April 24, 2016

Anna Mae "Ann" Peveler, 91, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at her home. She was born August 30, 1924 in McLean Co., to the late John and Martine Howard Carpenter. Ann was retired from S. W. Anderson Co. having worked in the men's department. She was a charter member of Masonville Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting and embroidery work. She also was an avid Atlanta...
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Jeanette Lehmann Lindsey

May 7, 1925 - April 24, 2016

Jeanette Lindsey, 90, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born in Omaha, NE, was retired from the Daviess Co. Property Valuation Administration Office, and was a member of Zion United Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Joseph Lindsey. Surviving are her children, Joseph Lindsey,...
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Niko Nousiadis

June 5, 1958 - April 23, 2016

Niko Nousiadis, 57, of Owensboro, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Ioannina, Greece to the late Christodoulos and Despina Dodoros Nousiadis. Niko was one of the most caring and loving individuals you could ever hope to meet. He was quick with a smile, a joke and a gift. Niko had great passion for all that he did, whether with his family or in...
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Omer "Jeff" James Jeffrey, Jr.

July 18, 1957 - April 23, 2016

Omer "Jeff" James Jeffrey Jr., 58, passed away April 23, 2016 at home. Born in Los Angeles, CA July 18, 1957 to Omer J. Jeffrey Sr., and Jennene Jeffrey, Jeff and his wife Brenda are the owners of and ministered through Broken Pieces Home Remodeling. He attended Legacy Church and Church Alive. Jeff loved Jesus first and foremost and shared that same love with all who he came in contact with. ...
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Ziare Tishaun Bowman

April 21, 2016

Ziare Tishaun Bowman, infant, passed away April 21, 2016. He is survived by his mother, Takira Hanley and father, Rameil Bowman. Services will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, where visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www...
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Ivy Ann Hatfield

November 20, 1941 - April 17, 2016

Ivy Ann Hatfield, 74, of Owensboro, joined her heavenly Father on Sunday, April 17, 2016. She was born in Owensboro to the late Chester and Wilma Poole. Mrs. Hatfield was a member of Wing Avenue Baptist Church who loved spending time with family, especially at frequent Sunday dinners. She was an avid U.K. Fan and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and crocheting. Ivy was preceded in...
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Mabel Elizabeth Whitworth Williams

February 5, 1925 - April 16, 2016

Mabel Elizabeth Whitworth Williams, 91, of Owensboro passed away April 16, 2016 at Heartland Villa in Hancock County. She was born February 5, 1925 in Adair County to the late Reverend E.C. and Mary Myrtle Whitworth. Mrs. Williams loved God, her family, and her many friends and neighbors. She was a wonderful homemaker, cook, seamstress, and friend. She was a loyal fan of UK basketball, an avid...
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Sue Hamilton Whitaker

May 14, 1933 - April 15, 2016

Sue Hamilton Whitaker, 82, of Owensboro passed away April 15, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born May 14, 1933 in Wilson County, Tennessee to the late Roy and Fairy Keaton Hamilton. Mrs. Whitaker was a beloved wife and mother who was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church but played the piano for many years while attending Seven Hills Baptist Church. She will be...
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Vyerl Jean Baughn

July 31, 1936 - April 13, 2016

Vyerl Jean Bassett Baughn, 79, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at her home. She was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late Charles Bassett and Stella Kinney Scott. Vyerl was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She had a passion for animals, especially hummingbirds and cats. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Baughn was...
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Charleen Pruden

December 20, 1931 - April 12, 2016

Charleen Dieterle Pruden, 84, of Owensboro died Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 20, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana. Mrs. Pruden put family first, was very proud of all her children, enjoyed time with her grandchildren, especially annual trips to Florida. She loved attending church and had served as a Sunday School secretary as well as a Girl Scout...
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Annie Gipe Brown

December 11, 1928 - April 11, 2016

Annie Gipe Brown, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016 at her home. She was born December 11, 1928 in Daviess County to the late Emmett and Sarah Lee Coons Gipe. Annie was retired from General Electric and had also worked as a supervisor and tax return preparer for H & R Block. She was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ where she was a member of the...
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Herman Lee Moss

July 27, 1932 - April 10, 2016

Herman Lee Moss, 83, of Owensboro, passed away April 10, 2016 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born July 27, 1932 in Daviess County to the late A.O. Stanley and Alta Hulsey Moss, Herman was a retired farmer, loved life, and was a member of Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. He and his wife loved to dance. Herman enjoyed all animals and was an active, loving man who was always...
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Cecelia "Dolly" Boarman

November 21, 1913 - April 7, 2016

Cecelia "Dolly" Boarman was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on November 21, 1913 to her parents, Gertrude A. Spindler and William George Mischel. She was one of five siblings in her family. Dolly was adventurous and talented in her youth. She enjoyed performing, playing music, and traveling. Later, Dolly married James Noble Boarman, also from Owensboro, Ky. Together they had one child, Jovita...
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Floy Duane Bivins

December 23, 1940 - April 6, 2016

Floy Duane Bivins, 75, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 23, 1940 in Evansville, IN to the late Willie and Viva Moore. Duane was retired as an office assistant for Doctors Duncan and Ann Johnson. She held a degree as a medical office secretary. She also had worked for a number of years with the Daniel Pitino...
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Mark Wayne Clark

October 11, 1959 - April 5, 2016

Mark Wayne Clark, 56, of Owensboro passed away April 5, 2016 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 11, 1959 in Huntington, Indiana to the late Herbert and Colleen Swain Clark. Mark was on night staff at the Lighthouse Recovery Program. Mr. Clark was also preceded in death by his brother, Barry Clark in 1982. Survivors include his sister, Sherri Hillard;...
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Dr. J. Michael Kavolus

June 25, 1943 - April 5, 2016

Dr. J. Michael Kavolus, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Racine, Wisconsin to the late Joseph John and Edna M. Redle Kavolus. He was a U. S. Navy veteran, having served as a Lieutenant Commander on the nuclear submarine, USS Lafayette. Dr. Kavolus was an orthopedic surgeon who practiced in Owensboro for more than...
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Wanda L Braner

April 3, 1924 - April 5, 2016

Wanda L. Braner, 92, of Owensboro passed away April 5, 2016 at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born April 3, 1924 in Muhlenberg County to the late William T. and Mary M. Staples Bastin. Mrs. Braner was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Braner in 1993. Survivors include brothers, William Bastin of Central City, Leon Bastin and wife Connie of Central City;...
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Donald R. Hamilton

September 28, 1938 - April 4, 2016

Donald R. Hamilton, 77, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born September 28, 1938 in Tell City, Indiana to the late Dallas B. and Lola Ann Westerfield Hamilton. Donald was retired from Owensboro Municipal Utilities as a fuel systems operator, was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and a U. S. Army veteran. He was a...
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James A. Baumgarten, M.D.

October 28, 1930 - April 3, 2016

James A. Baumgarten, M.D., 85 of Ft. Myers, Fl. Died April 3, 2016 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was born Oct. 28, 1930 in Louisville, Ky., the sixth of seven children, to the late Harry E. and Lena Frtiz Baumgarten. In 1933, the family moved to Owensboro, Ky. In Owensboro, Dr. Baumgarten attended St. Joseph's grade school and then graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory High...
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Norma Jean Velotta

May 30, 1949 - April 2, 2016

Norma Jean Velotta, 66 of Owensboro passed away suddenly April 2, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born May 30, 1949 in Muhlenberg County to the late Tommy and Geleta McGinley Jackson. Mrs. Velotta was employed for many years in Housekeeping at OHRH. She loved her dog, Zoe, traveling with her husband, and watching TV, especially "Lock Up". Norma will also be remembered as being...
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Candace W. MacDonald

June 8, 1953 - March 31, 2016

Candace Willett MacDonald, 62, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born June 8, 1953 in Owensboro to the late William Howard and Patricia Sampley Willett. Candace was a homemaker and member of Lewisport Baptist Church. She had recently been attending Owensboro Christian Church. While in Lewisport, she had been a...
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Doniphan "Don" Penn Moore, Jr.

March 31, 2016

Doniphan "Don" Penn Moore, Jr., a devoted family man, farmer, car dealer, with a heart for others, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. His mission in life was serving the needs of the less fortunate, concerned more about others than himself. Born in Owensboro, a son of the late Doniphan Penn Moore, Sr. and Opal Mae "Pat" Midkiff Moore, he attended...
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Joseph Edward "Joe" Volk, Jr.

October 9, 1926 - March 29, 2016

Joseph Edward "Joe" Volk, Jr, 89, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, March 29 at his home. He was born in Daviess County to the late Joseph Edward and Anna Lorraine Volk. Mr. Volk was a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served four years and was a Second Class Engineman. Joe retired from the Addison Corporation in 1991 after more than twenty years of service. He previously worked for...
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David Wayne Wellman

May 21, 1953 - March 29, 2016

David W. Wellman, 62, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born May 21, 1953 in Daviess Co. David was retired from the City of Orlando, FL having worked in their Water Department. He was a longtime baseball umpire having worked all levels of baseball mainly in Kentucky and Florida. He also had played baseball for many...
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Patti Cowgell Mulloy

April 25, 1941 - March 28, 2016

Patti Cowgell Mulloy, 74, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at her home in Delray Beach, Florida. She was born April 25, 1941 in Daviess Co, to the late Byrldean and Arthur Cowgell Jr. Patti, the third of four daughters, was a Tri-Delta sorority member at University of Kentucky, a graduate of Owensboro High School, a homemaker, and member of the First Presbyterian Church of...
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Alan Adkins

September 8, 1962 - March 28, 2016

Glen Alan Adkins, 53, of Sorgho passed away March 28, 2016 at his home under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. He was born September 8, 1962 in Louisville to Rodna and Mildred June Rust Adkins. Alan was an extraordinary machinist by trade and was known for his custom machine work. He worked at GE for over 22 years before becoming a maintenance supervisor at Aleris for 5 years. His expertise in...
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Violet "Vi" D. Flener

July 19, 1922 - March 28, 2016

Violet "Vi" D. Walker Flener, 93, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 at Signature Healthcare---Hillcrest. She was born July 19, 1922, in Central City to the late Clarence G. and Eunice Mae Jones Walker. Vi was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Owensboro Senior High School and had been a longtime member of the Eastern Star Acacia Chapter #46....
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Martha Wagner Mattingly

December 17, 1920 - March 27, 2016

Martha Wagner Mattingly, 95, of Yelvington passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016. Born in Owensboro, the daughter of the late William Henry and Elvra Ann Taylor Wagner, she graduated from Owensboro High School, where she played the clarinet and oboe, in 1938. In 1930 Mrs. Mattingly joined First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where she was a member of the Friendship Class, and had played...
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Matthew Todd Whitehouse

May 11, 1971 - March 26, 2016

Matthew Todd Whitehouse, 44, passed away suddenly from an aneurysm, March 26, 2016. Born in Belvidere, IL, May 11, 1971 to the late Charles T. Whitehouse and Mary Lou DeBruler, Matthew enjoyed woodworking, painting, fishing and working in the yard. His love for music showed through his talent playing the guitar, singing and dancing. With Matthew, there was never a dull moment and he loved life...
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Charles Henry Highland, Jr.

October 31, 1932 - March 25, 2016

Charles H. Highland Jr., 83, of Calhoun, passed away March 25, 2016 at Riverside Care and Rehab. Born in Basket, KY October 31, 1932 to the late Charles Sr. and Clara Highland, He worked as a farm laborer and for Illinois Department of Transportation for many years and then retired back to his home state In Island, Kentucky. Charles loved fishing and squirrel hunting. He is also preceded in...
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Connie Baird

November 19, 1965 - March 25, 2016

Connie Lynn Baird, 50, of Owensboro, transitioned into Heaven while surrounded by close family and friends, March 25, 2016. Born November 19, 1965, to the late Robert D. and Norma Hunton Baird, Connie was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and most recently worked at Franey's where she could always be counted on by remembering what her loyal customers enjoyed most. She was full of life...
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Steve McCarty

November 3, 1956 - March 25, 2016

Steve McCarty, 59, of Curdsville, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was born in Daviess County to Louis McCarty and Jean Towery McCarty and was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Steve enjoyed gardening, home improvements, watching old western shows, country cruising, UK Wildcat basketball, cooking burgoo and spending time with his family. He was...
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William "Bill" Walter Carlton

June 17, 1929 - March 24, 2016

Dr. William W. Carlton, 86 Dr. William "Bill" Walter Carlton, Leslie Morton Hutchings Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pathology, 86, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away, Thursday March 24, 2016 at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. William was born June 17, 1929 in Owensboro, Kentucky to James Henry and Clyde Roxie (Elliott) Carlton. He graduated from Daviess County High School in...
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Marjorie Louise Stewart

August 23, 1928 - March 24, 2016

Marjorie Louise Stewart, 87, of Lewisport, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 23, 1928 in Detroit, MI to the late Archie and Golda Thornberry McIntyre. She was one of the oldest members of Yelvington Baptist Church having served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Marjorie was retired from General Electric after 38 years of...
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Harold Gardner "H.G." McKinney

August 27, 1937 - March 24, 2016

Harold Gardner "H.G." McKinney, 78, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2016 in Owensboro. He was born August 27, 1937 in Daviess Co., to the late L. Harold and Alice Josephine Gardner McKinney. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church and was a U. S. Army veteran. H.G. was a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta having received a...
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Anna Faye Gray

March 10, 1928 - March 23, 2016

Anna Faye Gray, 88, of Owensboro passed away March 23, 2016 under the care of Hospice of W. Kentucky. She was born March 10, 1928 in McLean County to the late John and Anna Coin Crouch. Mrs. Gray was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Red" Gray, in 1993 and a son, Robert Allen Carpenter in 1994. Survivors include daughters, Susan Galloway of Madisonville, Julia Bailey of Owensboro,...
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Thurman Royal Bennett, Jr.

September 24, 1936 - March 23, 2016

Thurman Royal Bennett, Jr., 79, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Livermore, Kentucky to the late Thurman R. Bennett, Sr. and Bertha Ethel Long Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a U.S. Navy Veteran and retired from the Crounse Corporation after serving as a barge cook for 27 years. He was a U.K. Basketball fan who enjoyed fishing,...
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David A. Jones

September 25, 1953 - March 21, 2016

David A. Jones, 62, of Nuckols, Ky., went to sleep in Jesus, March 21, 2016 as the result of a farming accident at the home he shared with his wife, Cathy, and numerous 'fur babies.' Born in Owensboro, September 25th, 1953 to the late Robert A. and Martha Higdon Jones, David and his wife were the co-owners of Fantasy Pet Land and Spa. They operated an animal exhibition business where he and Cathy...
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David A. Jones

September 25, 1953 - March 21, 2016

David A. Jones, 62, of Nuckols, Ky., went to sleep in Jesus, March 21, 2016 as the result of a farming accident at the home he shared with his wife, Cathy, and numerous 'fur babies.' Born in Owensboro, September 25th, 1953 to the late Robert A. and Martha Higdon Jones, David and his wife were the co-owners of Fantasy Pet Land and Spa. They operated an animal exhibition business where he and Cathy...
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Dorothy "Dot" Williams Raley

April 6, 1936 - March 21, 2016

Dorothy "Dot" Williams Raley, 79, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born April 6, 1936 in Daviess Co., to the late Alfred and Loeva Justice Williams. Dot was a Licensed Practical Nurse having worked at Owensboro-Daviess Co. Hospital and for Dr. Wendell Gilbert. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church...
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Shaune Patrick Ward

September 27, 1978 - March 20, 2016

Shaune Patrick Ward, 37, of Owensboro, passed away March 20, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born September 27, 1978 to the late James Ralph Ward and Susan Ward, Shaune loved to cook, had a green thumb, was witty and full of humor. Shaune had a special characteristic about him. He could walk into a room and calm tension with his jokes and share laughter in any situation. Shaune...
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Juanita M. Carder

October 29, 1930 - March 20, 2016

Juanita M. Carder, 85, of Utica passed away March 20, 2016 at her home. She was born October 29, 1930 in Venedocia, Ohio to the late Harry E. and Esther Z. Ladd. Mrs. Carder received her BS degree in Education from Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio and her MS in Psychology from St. Francis College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She pursued a career in education as an elementary teacher, librarian, and PE...
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Artie G. Midkiff

May 13, 1932 - March 20, 2016

Artie G. Midkiff, 83, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her home. She was born May 13, 1932 in Sacramento, KY to the late Arthur and Mary Elizabeth Ashby Gibson. Artie was retired from General Electric after 32 years of service and was of the Methodist faith. She was a devout Christian and enjoyed quilting, spending time with her family, NASCAR, and drag racing. She had...
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Mary Catherine Doudican Adams

September 7, 1926 - March 18, 2016

Mary Catherine Doudican Adams, 89, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Owensboro Center. She was born in Danville, Illinois as the only child of the late Thomas E. and Catherine Butcher Doudican. Ms. Adams was a longtime member of St. Stephen Cathedral. She was an avid reader, loved music, dancing, Broadway Plays and volunteered at the Riverpark Center. She is survived by her...
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Sherri Stewart

August 26, 1985 - March 17, 2016

Sherri Stewart, 30, of Whitesville passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016. She was born in Owensboro and graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor's in Nursing. Sherri was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her mother, Allison Guffy; father, Dale Guffy; siblings, Sam, Abigail and Scott Guffy; grandmother, Shirley Gillaspie; grandfather, Billy Johnson; three uncles; and a...
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Charles Franklin Craft

April 27, 1960 - March 16, 2016

Charles F. Craft, 55, of Maceo died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 27, 1960 in Owensboro to Albert "Buddie" and Sadie "Cindy" Craft. Charles was an avid fisherman and hunter and a member of Yelvington Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlynne Nicole Meredith in 2005. Charles is survived by his wife of 22 years, Teresa Vincent Craft; a...
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Paula Kay Reynolds Horn

November 22, 1950 - March 15, 2016

Paula Kay Reynolds Horn, 65, is now basking in the light of her Savior. After a hard battle with stage four breast cancer, Paula on March 15th, 2016 at 2:30 a.m. left our world and found herself standing in eternal victory. Paula was born on November 22nd, 1950 in Owensboro, KY to Kenneth (recently deceased) and Joline Spencer Reynolds. On October 23rd, 1971, Paula married her lifelong...
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Joshua Lee Rose

October 15, 1986 - March 13, 2016

Joshua Lee Rose, 29, of Owensboro died Sunday, March 13, 2016. Josh was born October 15, 1986 in South Africa to Michael and Laura Fabian Rose. Josh was first and foremost a wonderful father with a big heart and a big smile. He was known to give generously to others in need and provide a place for the less fortunate to stay. Josh was a great football player and a hard worker who loved anything...
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Michael Thomas Roach

February 4, 1953 - March 13, 2016

Michael Thomas Roach, 63, of Philpot, passed away March 13, 2016 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born February 4, 1953 to the late Roy Lee and Dorothy Roach, Michael worked most recently as a Biomed Technician for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was a history buff, enjoyed reenactments, and was a member of the Sons of Confederate. Michael was also a member of Sugar...
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Betty Jo Payne

April 7, 1937 - March 13, 2016

Betty Jo Clark Payne, 78, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 7, 1937 in Daviess Co, to the late Bernard and Dorothy Starks Clark. Betty was a homemaker and member of Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church where she had served as a Eucharistic minister, in hospitality ministries, and would take communion to the home-bound. ...
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Dulcie McCarty

April 30, 1921 - March 12, 2016

Dulcie McCarty, found peace on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 94. Born April 30, 1921 to the late John Daniel "J.D." and Lizzie Owen, Dulcie was retired from General Electric, but had continued to usually work two jobs most of her life to provide for her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph William McCarty and all of her children, William Gale...
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