Our Obituaries

Ruth Frances Harlow

September 23, 1921 - January 24, 2018

Ruth Frances Boyd Harlow, of Louisville, KY, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Masonic Home of Kentucky. She was born September 23, 1921 in Munfordville, KY to the late Mack Thomas and Alice Wheeler Boyd Sr. She was a retired realtor for Parks & Weisberg Realtors, where she had a long, successful career, and loved helping her clients. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter...
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Thomas Wayne Vincent

August 22, 1952 - January 14, 2018

Thomas Wayne Vincent, 65, of Louisville, KY, passed away on January 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents; Rodney and Elizabeth Vincent.Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Vincent; his 2 daughters, Heather Mucci (Jason) and Ashley Vincent; his 8 grandchildren, Marissa, Kayla, Danielle, Grant, Ava, Kiera, Maria and Juliana; 4 brothers, Rodney (Shirley), Richard ...
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Mary Etta Morrison

April 26, 1923 - January 13, 2018

Mary Etta Morrison, 94, formerly of Prospect, KY, passed away January 13, 2018 at Jefferson Place. She was born April 26, 1923 in Wolf Creek, KY, which was on the Ohio River, to the late Thomas Edward and Annie Lee Cunningham, where her love of the water came to be. She worked on the commercial water ways between the Ohio River and the Mississippi River, until she met her future husband, Norman...
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Kletta Frazier

January 27, 1938 - January 12, 2018

Kletta Frazier, 79, of Crescent Hill in Louisville, KY, passed away Friday evening at her home. She was born January 27, 1938, in Oscalossa, KY in a log home to the her late parents, Gilby and Imogene Caudill Frazier. She was a retired private sitter for folks, and a member of the Clifton Heights Christian Church in Louisville. She was also preceded in death by her 3 brothers, Kellis, Edward,...
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Elizabeth Fay Stephens

December 11, 1929 - December 30, 2017

Elizabeth Faye Hopper Stephens, 88, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. She was born Dec. 11, 1929 to the late Arvin and Martha E. Givens Hopper. Fay was a graduate of Atherton High School, and University of Louisville. She was a retired teacher with the Jefferson Co. School System., a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Society, Jefferson Co. retired Teachers, KY retired Teachers,...
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James Donald Zaepfel

June 23, 1960 - December 29, 2017

James "Jimmy" Donald Zaepfel, Jr., 57, of Clifton Heights, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. He was a retired glazier with the Beveled Wright Glass Co.James is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Judy Zaepfel; his children, Janet Macon (Izaak), Jamie Zaepfel (Adam Carroll), and Donnie Price (Brandy); also his 6 grandchildren, Angelo, Anthony, Justin, Jasmine, Carson and Carly; his...
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A. Sue Juett

April 2, 1942 - December 26, 2017

A. Sue Juett passed away on December 26, 2017, at the age of 75 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sue was born on April 2, 1942 in Georgetown, Kentucky, to Calvin Gillispie Juett and Zorelda Hudson Cooke. She attended Georgetown High School and Georgetown College. Sue had a successful career in education administration working in Public Relations at Georgetown College, as Secretary to the Business...
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Shawn Austin Smith

January 6, 1994 - December 23, 2017

A memorial mass for Mr. Shawn Austin Smith, 23, of Louisville will be held at 2 pm on Friday, December 29, 2017 at The Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. 5th Str. # 101, Louisville, KY. The family will receive friends that day from 11 am to 1 pm at Arch L. Heady Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY. Shawn passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from heart complications....
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Mary Elizabeth Haley

November 18, 1954 - December 9, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Haley, 63, left this world too soon, with grace and gratitude, from peritoneal cancer, on December 9, 2017, at her sister Katie's home in Louisville, Kentucky.Born to Peggy and Jack Haley, Mary was raised in Lakewood, New Jersey. She was a graduate of both Saint Mary's Academy and Lakewood High School. Mary relocated to Louisville, KY, in 1991. Mary will be deeply missed by her...
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Marjorie Jeanne Baltes

December 22, 1922 - December 5, 2017

Marjorie "Margie" Baltes, 94, passed away on December 5, 2017.Marjorie had many friends in Louisville, KY that looked after and helped care for her, all of which will miss her dearly. She loved to play bingo whenever the opportunity would arise. Marjorie was inurned with her husband, Andrew Baltes, in Lebanon National Cemetery in Marion County, Kentucky.
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Malinda Marshall Spaulding

October 4, 1943 - November 18, 2017

Malinda M. Spaulding, 74, of Crescent Hill, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit. She was born October 4, 1943 to the late Charles W. and Eula Walters Spaulding. She served 27 years as a teacher with the Jefferson County School System, retiring in 1993, and was a lifelong member of Walnut Street Baptist Church. She was a musician at heart, playing the organ,...
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Autumn Noel Bramsen

January 3, 2013 - November 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Joyce Ann Florence

September 11, 1938 - November 11, 2017

Joyce Ann Florence, 79, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Highlands Health and Rehabilitation. She was born September 11, 1938 in Corydon, IN, the daughter of Lee and Elsie Stepro. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Carlton, Bill, and Virginia. Joyce had worked as a Beautician for many years. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, William H. "Bill...
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Patricia Carol Curry

May 22, 1939 - November 9, 2017

Curry, Patricia "Carol" Hulsey Rhodes, 78, of Louisville, KY, went on to be with our Lord on Thursday, November 9, 2017. She was born May 22, 2939 in Dallas, TX to the late Lt. Colonel Clifton Hulsey (US Army) and Marjory Faye (Oswald). Carol married her first love, David Rhodes in 1957, the father of her five children. When David left the Air Force, they moved to David's home town of...
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Jane Kay Ratliff

January 13, 1944 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Edith Massey

July 28, 1925 - November 3, 2017

Edith Massey, 92, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. She was a native of Pittsburg, GA, born July 28, 1925 to the late Clarence and Mary Fugate Massey. She was retired from the old PNC Bank, and was a long time member of Walnut Street Baptist Church.She is survived by several nieces and nephews including, Virginia Ruth Thompson and Barbara Pendeley who cared for her...
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Stephen Willis Hayes

March 27, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Stephen Willis Hayes, Jr. 88 of Ekron, KY passed away Friday at his home with his loving family beside him. He was born March 27, 1929 in Bonnieville, KY to the late Stephen W. Sr. and Sally Decker Hayes. He was a retired Millwright and Welder, and a member of the New Covenant Mission Holiness Church.He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Hayes, and his granddaughter, Sarah Hayes Kavanaugh...
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William Henry McQuilling

July 9, 1930 - November 2, 2017

William H. McQuilling Jr. 87, of Crescent Hill, passed away Thursday, November 02, 2017. He was born July 9, 1930 to the late William H. and Dorothy Luckett McQuilling Sr. He was a retired truck driver, and member of Clifton Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter LeVeda and his loving wife Jean Rose. He is survived by his children John (Donna) McQuilling and Rosie (Mike)...
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Therese Ann Staniford

August 10, 1960 - October 24, 2017

Theresa Ann Staniford, 57,passed away on October 24, 2017. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 10, 1960 to Leonce and Norma Robards Staniford. Theresa worked in the food service industry for many years. She is survived by her 2 sons, Shawn Staniford and Tommy Staniford; 2 sisters, Brenda Couch (Jeff) and Janet Harris (Barry Husband); and several nieces and nephews.Theresa was...
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Rosanna Joan Bassett

March 6, 1921 - October 23, 2017

Rosanna McLaughlin Bassett, age 96, peacefully joined her heavenly family while visiting her youngest daughter Tara in Louisville, Kentucky on October 23, 2017. The oldest of three children, Rosanna was born in New York City on March 6, 1921 to Elizabeth Jane McTaggart and William McLaughlin.In the throes of World War II, Ramon Bassett and Rosanna McLaughlin, both serving in the US Navy, met,...
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Linda Jean Nutter Kitts

March 11, 1941 - October 16, 2017

Linda Kitts died on October 16th, 2017 in Louisville, KY. She was born March 11th, 1941 in Akron, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Evelyn Nutter, her brothers John and Jerry, her husband, Gene, and child, Zachery.Linda is survived by her 6 children - Stephen, Mark (DeeDee), Jim, Leah, Jennifer (Chris), and Michael, 11 grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Mary Ann Smith and...
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Browniebell Porter

August 12, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Porter, Browniebell, 90, of Louisville, KY, passed away on October 12, 2017 with her family by her side.Browniebell was active in the Democratic Women's Club, Filson Historical Society and Mose Green Club. She always found the good in everybody.She was preceded in death by her husband; George Porter, her mother; Eve Day, her daughter; Evelyn "Larri" Impellizzeri, and her granddaughter; Rebekkah...
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Leo McQueary

September 25, 1979 - October 12, 2017

McQueary, Leo "Keith", 38, of Louisville, KY, passed away on October 12, 2017 after his courageous battle with cancer. Keith fiercely loved his children and family, along with UK sports. He was a member of the East End Boys and Girls Club (Big Gary).Keith was preceded in death by his father, Leo.He is survived by his mother; Kathy Allgeier (Mike), his children; Corey, Abby, Maryann and Leo, Jr....
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Janice Lee Westbrook

October 18, 1937 - October 8, 2017

On October 8th, 2017, Janice Heichelbech Westbrook left the physical world to be with her maker. She was 79 years old, born October 18th, 1937 in Louisville. She lived a full, vibrant life and loved her family fiercely. Her family was grateful to be encircling her when she passed, as she went on to be with her husband, deceased in 2007, and son, deceased in 2013. Janice, also known as "...
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Patricia Jean Pierce

September 20, 1929 - October 4, 2017

Patricia Jean Pierce, 88, formerly of Crescent Hill, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She was the loving wife of 67 years to the late Robert Eugene Pierce. Patricia was born on September 20, 1929 to the late George and Josephine Stephens Brown. She was an overseas operator for Bellsouth early in her life and retired as a secretary for the Evangel Christian School. She was a member of...
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Billie Ed Harris

August 31, 1926 - October 2, 2017

Billie Ed Harris, 91, of Crescent Hill, passed away Monday evening with her loving family beside her. She was born August 31, 1926 to the late William Russell and Mary Ed Blake Williams. She was a graduate of Atherton High, and attended Stephens College. She was a long time member of Crescent Hill United Methodist Church, and also with the Derby City Walkers, with whom she walked all 50...
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Gregory B. Ziegler

July 10, 1954 - September 30, 2017

Greg Ziegler passed away early in the morning on Friday, September 30, 2017, surrounded by people he loved, and who loved him.Greg worked as a surgical tech for his whole adult life. He was passionate about his work and was an essential player on the surgical team.He was born in Dayton, OH, grew up in Chicago, and spent most of his life in Louisville.He was preceded in death by his mother,...
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Roscoe Artillous Paris

December 17, 1944 - September 30, 2017

PARIS, Roscoe Artillous II "Artie", 72, passed away on Sept. 30, 2017 on what would have been his 50th wedding anniversary at Baptist Hospital East from Pulmonary Fibrosis with his niece and nephew, Tara and Scott Shaver, by his side. Artie was born on Dec. 17, 1944 in Louisville, Kentucky to Roscoe and Grace Paris.Artie was a Vietnam Veteran who was dearly devoted to America. He served in the...
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Sarah Frances Newell

July 16, 1931 - September 26, 2017

Small only in size, Sarah Richie Newell, 86, was mighty in strength, passion and spirit. Those whose lives intersected with hers know the power of her commitment to serve and improve her world. There was no project she didn't believe she could conquer, nothing broken that shouldn't be repaired, recycled or repurposed, no job, paid or volunteer, that she didn't tackle without the full force of...
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Earle Hayes Hodges

March 12, 1928 - September 24, 2017

Earle Hayes Hodges, 89, of Crescent Hill, passed away Sunday morning at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center with his loving family at his side. He was born March 12, 1928 in Louisville to the late Paul Victor and Evelyn Frances Hardaway Hodges. He was a veteran of the US Navy, a graduate of University of Louisville, and retired as a customer engineer with IBM. He was a member of the Solidarity...
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Phyllis Ann Shea

August 28, 1948 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Michael Ray Coomer

January 16, 1959 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Kevin Paul McCreery

February 8, 1964 - September 14, 2017

Kevin Paul McCreery, 53, of Louisville, KY, passed away on September 14, 2017 at home with his family and friends by his side. He was born February 8, 1964 to the late Melvin and Sharon McCreery in Alma, MI.Kevin was currently the lead guitarist for Uncle Kracker as well as the singer/songwriter for his original music AvantGardeDog. He was also involved in the local music community with the...
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Jean Rose McQuilling

August 9, 1941 - September 11, 2017

Jean Rose McQuilling, 76, of Louisville, KY, passed away on September 11, 2017.She loved music and enjoyed dancing. She was very active in the community and was a member of numerous clubs and organizations.Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Elizabeth Brent; her daughter, LeVeda McQuilling and a sister, Paula Riscile.She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Willie; her...
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Robert Lee Bauer

January 12, 1951 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Judith Estelle Zimmerman

September 15, 1942 - August 13, 2017

Judith Estelle Zimmerman, 74, passed away Sunday. She was a native of Richmond, VA, and a retired social worker for the Commonwealth of KY. She was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church and in the Harmony Class. She loved to sew, quilt, scrapbook, research genealogy, and dote on the grandchildren.She is survived by her loving husband, Paul R. Zimmerman, her 2 children; John Zimmerman ...
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Margaret Ellen Goldsborough

July 11, 1927 - August 6, 2017

Margaret Ellen Goldsborough, born July 11, 1927, passed away August 6, 2017. Margaret is predeceased by her husband, Dr. John Goldsborough, her brothers; Fred, Jimmy, Billy, Bobby, daughter Ellen and son Richard.Margaret loved life and lived it to the fullest. She raised 6 children whom she loved dearly. She loved playing tennis and selling real estate, doing both into her early 80's. She...
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Maynard Maxim Harlow

May 19, 1937 - August 5, 2017

Maynard Maxim Harlow, Jr, 80 of Louisville, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017.He was born May 19, 1937 in Maine. Arrangements have been entrusted to Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home.
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Robert Stanley Knasiak

May 25, 1928 - August 3, 2017

Robert Stanley Knasiak, 89, of Louisville passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. He was born May 25, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of Stanley and Martha (Kulpit) Knasiak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Linda Ginn and three siblings. Robert had worked as a dark room technician at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago, IL. He also enjoyed bowling and amateur radio...
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Alice Faye Dever

June 25, 1939 - July 26, 2017

Alice Faye Dever died July 26, 2017 in the Cancer Care Center at Baptist Health Hospital in Louisville. Faye was born June 25, 1939 to Carl and Opal Tandy, and had nine brothers and sisters. She lived an amazing life and fought two courageous battles with cancer. Faye beat breast cancer in April, but was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in June.Although the lung cancer was unrelated to the...
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Jean Stephens Herron

February 17, 1950 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Dorothy May Kissel

October 21, 1919 - July 9, 2017

Kissel, Dorothy May, 97, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. She was born in Louisville, KY on October 21, 1919.Dorothy was preceded in passing by her husband of 33 years, Bernard Martin Kissel.She is survived by her 4 children; Aline (Jim), Dottie (Steve), David (Bonnie), and Bernie (Joni). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be Thursday, July...
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Martha Jane Elson

September 2, 1952 - July 6, 2017

Longtime Courier-Journal reporter Martha Elson, who for 40 years illuminated readers with insightful coverage of primarily Louisville neighborhood and historic-preservation issues, died at her home Thursday, July 6, 2017. She was 64 and had been ill with cancer.Elson was an accomplished journalist and musician who worked at the Courier-Journal as a writer, editor, and columnist. She contributed...
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Matthew Kenneth Smith

December 28, 1980 - June 24, 2017

Matthew Kenneth Smith, 36, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017.He was born December 28, 1980 in Louisville, the son of Kenneth and Mary Theresa Smith. Matt dedicated his career to working in senior healthcare. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Kenneth and Theresa Smith; his partner, Michael D. Collins; sister, Mary Jeanette Smith Thomas (Greg); two brothers, Kevin David...
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Deborah Elwood Eagler

April 19, 1929 - June 4, 2017

Deborah Elwood Eagler, 88 of New Albany, formerly of Louisville passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. She was born April 19, 1929 in Louisville, the daughter of Nathan and Mary Francis (Price) Dohoney. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Arthur Eagler. Deborah was a homemaker and a member of Grace Immanuel United Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Cain (Paul);...
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Richard Thomas Lyons

August 8, 1930 - June 1, 2017

Richard Thomas Lyons, 86, passed away Thursday, June 01, 2017. He was born August 8, 1930, to the late Rev. Roy L. and Velma Corbin Lyons. He was a graduate of Cumberland and Georgetown College. While in college, Dick volunteered to join the US Air Force during the Korean conflict, and was stationed for a time in England at Chicksands AFB. After his service time he returned to finish his...
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Eric Steven Payton

June 12, 1982 - May 24, 2017

Eric Steven Payton, 34, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. He was born June 12, 1982 in Louisville, the son of Danny and Paula (Hays) Payton. In addition to his parents; he is also survived by his sister, Jana Payton Goldey; two nephews, Quintin and Christian and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A service to celebrate Eric's life will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in the...
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Ernest Townsend Bourne

March 28, 1926 - May 17, 2017

Ernest Townsend Gayle Bourne, Jr., 91, of Crescent Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He had knicknames, Ernie, ET, Bud, and Nabob. He graduated from the Kentucky School for the Blind and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown College in 1949. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was featured in Who's Who Among Students in 1949.Nabob was a self-employed vendor for...
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Margaret Evelyn Bidwell

October 7, 1928 - May 8, 2017

Margaret Evelyn Kleier Bidwell, 88, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, surrounded by family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, George E. Kleier and Ivy Evelyn (Buch) Kleier; beloved husband, James Stanley Bidwell; daughter, Cecilia Maureen Bidwell; and her grandson, Ryan Bidwell. Margaret is survived by her 9 children: Chris (Mary Alice), Kevin (Sandra), Mary Theresa ...
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Linda Jordan Meadows

January 9, 1941 - April 25, 2017

Linda Jordan Meadows, 76, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017. She was born January 9, 1941 in Libertyville, IL to the late Frederick John and Marjorie Eulalia Campbell Jordan. She is survived by her loving wife, Sophie Elise Meadows, of almost 37 years, her sister, Laura Jordan of the Nashville, TN, area, her first cousin, Susan Hubbard of Madison, WS, and her many...
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Nora Allen Mowery

July 25, 1920 - April 21, 2017

On Friday, April 21st 2017 Nora Mowery went with the Lord at the age of 96.Born July 25th, 1920 in Greenup County, KY to the late Adam and Cauzetta Allen.Nora was a school teacher who began her career Sand Springs, OK. She then taught in Fort Thomas, KY and finally retired after teaching in Fort Pierce, FL.In addition she served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) of the US Army from June 1943 to...
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Evelyn Jarboe Hooper

November 24, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Evelyn Jarboe Hooper, 80, of Crescent Hill, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. Matthews Care Center. She was born November 24, 1936 to the late Albert and Alma Burton Jarboe. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Hooper, and her sister in law, Donnittia Jarboe.She is survived by her brother; Albert E. Jarboe, and her 2 nephews; Rodney and Michael Jarboe and their...
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Martha Neuner Bomar

November 28, 1919 - April 16, 2017

Martha Neuner Bomar, age 97, passed away in Louisville on Easter Sunday from natural causes. Martha is survived by a sister, Tillie Oberheim of Louisville; two sons, Thomas H. Bomar, of Tiburon, CA and C. David Bomar, M.D of Bristol, CT, and their wives CJ and Judith; three granddaughters, Jacqueline, Meagan and Lindsey; three great grandchildren; a nephew, William Daniels, and niece, Carol...
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Steven Mitchell Harris

November 5, 1956 - April 10, 2017

Steven Mitchell Harris, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 10. Steve had a quick sense of humor and a gift for putting people at ease, making them feel good and making them laugh. He also fed them well. Although born in Detroit, Steve was raised from the age of two in Louisville, where his family had resided since the early 1800's. He attended St. Barnabas Grade School, Trinity...
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Vida Lindsey Tomes

January 11, 1922 - April 9, 2017

Vida Lindsey Tomes, 95, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was born January 11, 1922 in Butler Co., KY, was a retired administrative assistant with the old Belknap Hardware Co., and a member of Birchwood Ave. Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; William P. Lindsey and Emma Bolton Lindsey; her husband, H.M. Tomes, and her son Richard K. Tomes.She is...
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Henry Joseph Tomlin

August 31, 1944 - April 6, 2017

Henry Joseph Tomlin, 72, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017.Henry was preceded in death by his wife Brenda.He is survived by his children; Theresa Brewster (Eddie), Eric Tomlin, and Kevin Tomlin (Melissa). He also has 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.Services to celebrate Henry's life will be held at 6 pm Sunday in the chapel at Arch L. Heady-Cralle, 2428 Frankfort Ave. Visitation...
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Carole Louise Jones

April 6, 1931 - March 25, 2017

Carole Louise Ashcraft Jones, died peacefully in Cold Springs Kentucky on March 25, 2017 at the age of 85.Carole is survived by her children, Harline Anderson of Fairfield Ohio, Sheryl Dunn of Fresno California, Stephen Jones of Palm Bay Florida,Marianne Wile of Alexandria Kentucky, 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 3 great- great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her...
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Brenda Sue Tomlin

January 1, 1947 - March 20, 2017

Brenda Sue Tomlin, Formerly Brenda Rogers, 70, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017. She is survived by her husband; Henry J. Tomlin, children; Theresa Brewster (Eddie), Eric S. Tomlin, and Kevin W. Tomlin (Melissa). She also has 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.Services to celebrate Brenda's life will be held at 6 pm Thursday in the chapel Arch L. Heady-Cralle, 2428 Frankfort Ave....
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Neldon Wayne Milstead

November 19, 1936 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Virginia Larimore Fry

September 16, 1927 - March 8, 2017

Virginia Larimore Fry, passed away peacefully at home on March 8, 2017 surrounded by her family.Virginia was born in Louisville on September 16, 1927 to Henry Thomas and Cora Botts Larimore. She is the youngest of 3 daughters and the 3 sisters have always been great sisters and best friends.She married Lloyd Fry in 1947. They made their home in Louisville, where they celebrated 46 years of...
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Ruth Jeanette Cordon

December 9, 1920 - March 8, 2017

Ruth Millheiser Cordon, 96, formerly of St. Matthews, passed away Wednesday. She was retired, a lifetime Roman Catholic, she loved to play bingo, and was very close to the residents at Yellowwood Terrace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Cordon, Sr.She is survived by her son; Edward M. Cordon, Jr. (Teresa) of Lancaster, KY, 3 granddaughters; Cindy Washington (Shawn),...
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Paul Marshall Debusman

December 6, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Paul Marshall Debusman, 84, of Crescent Hill, passed away Monday with his loving family beside him.He was born December 6, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. He was a graduate of East High School, and received his AB degree from Baylor University. He was ordained as a minister at Emanuel Baptist Church, Wichita, KS.He received MA and PHD degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.He retired...
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Margene Anne Brink

March 26, 1929 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Dixie Louise Westerman

February 3, 1932 - January 26, 2017

Dixie Louise Westerman, 84, of Crescent Hill, passed away on January 26, 2016. She was retired from Bussman's Bakery, and a member of St. Frances of Rome Church. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Albert Westerman.She is survived by her children; John A. Westerman III and Karen Westerman Campbell (Wade), granddaughters; Lyndsey Westerman, Sonni Westerman Dunn (Josh), and...
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Sharon Lynn Simmons

November 26, 1953 - January 24, 2017

Sharon Lynn Simmons, 63, of Jeffersonville, IN passed away at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born November 26, 1953 and raised by the late George and Helen Clemons. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. As "Grammy", she always enjoyed making special memories with her grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her grandson, Brandon Wernert, and her brother, Robbie Jones...
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Naomi M. Soeder

November 5, 1925 - January 22, 2017

Naomi "Curly" M. Soeder, 91 of Louisville passed away Sunday.She was born November 5, 1925 in Louisville, the daughter of James and Mabel Cruischank Sulzer. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman J. Soeder; and one daughter, Paula J. Harp (Ricky).Naomi was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Her family was the love of...
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Ricky Wayne Bellou

November 30, 1953 - January 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Louise M. Phillips

May 3, 1925 - January 18, 2017

Louise M. Phillips, 91, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Baptist Health Louisville.She was born May 3, 1925 in Cecilia, KY, the daughter of Bjarne and Pearl Dodds Spurrier. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Roy Thurman; second husband, Roy Phillips; one son, Charles L. Thurman; and seven siblings.Louise had worked at Wobbe's Pharmacy in Crescent...
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Stephen Richard Powers

November 14, 1973 - January 16, 2017

Stephen Richard Powers, 43 of Louisville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2017.He was born November 14, 1973 in Louisville, KY, and had worked in the restaurant industry for many years.Survivors include his daughter, who was the joy of his life, Aiya Willow; father, Richard Powers; mother, Linda (Baser) Stastny (Don); sister, Allison Edelen (Jeff); nephews and niece, Spencer,...
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Ambie L. Kays

December 9, 1925 - January 11, 2017

Ambie L. (Koerner) Kays, 91, a life long resident of Crescent Hill, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. She was born December 9, 1925 to the late Louis Joseph Koerner, Sr. and Theresa (Rothman) Koerner. She was a retired secretary of 40 years with Clifton Baptist Church, and a member of Beechwood Baptist. Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Kays.She...
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R. Norwood Leet

June 17, 1921 - January 9, 2017

R. Norwood Leet, 95, of Louisville passed away on January 9, 2017. He was born in Oldham County to Edgar Roscoe and Eliza Crum Leet and was raised on a farm. Norwood spent 4 years serving in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII, during that time he patrolled the coast of southern Florida.He passionately loved flowers and spent most of his life working with them. He owned Leet's Flower Cottage on...
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Larry Lee Hitt

February 26, 1949 - December 27, 2016

Larry Lee Hitt, 67, of Danville, Kentucky formerly of Crescent Hill, passed away Tuesday December 27, 2016. He was born February 26, 1949 in Louisville, KY to the late Edward Albert Hitt and Agnes Roper Hitt. He was also preceded in death by his sister Angela Hitt, and his loving aunt, Martha Roper.Larry is survived by his 2 loving brothers, Glen and Wallace Hitt and their families.Private...
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Donna Marie Clark

May 18, 1947 - December 21, 2016

Donna Marie Clark, 69 of Louisville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 21, 2016. She was born May 18, 1947 in Louisville, KY, the daughter of the late Thomas Dudley Husband and Ruth Langdon. She worked for many years as a caster at Hadley Pottery, and was beloved for her generous sense of humor, loyalty to family and practical wisdom. Survivors include her children, Chris Clark (Kelly)...
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Beryl Edna Lattimer

March 20, 1928 - December 16, 2016

Beryl Edna Lattimer, 88, of Louisville, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016. She was born March 20, 1928 in Clarence, New York to the late Frank Frederick and Gladys Irene Lawson Ehlers. She graduated from a business college and worked several years until she became a pastor's wife and mother. She was the widow of C. A. Lattimer Sr. with whom she shared 60 years, a minister of the Christian...
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Frances Jewell Niceley

February 16, 1929 - December 6, 2016

Frances Jewell (Hamilton) Niceley, 87, of Louisville, entered into rest Tuesday, December 6, 2016, to join her Heavenly Father. Born in Johnson County, KY, she was of the Baptist faith, and a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Wilton Ray Niceley, Sr.She is survived by her children, Diana Hawkins, Sherry Bitely (O.D.) and Wilton ...
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Geraldine Blevins

January 4, 1947 - December 4, 2016

Geraldine Blevins, 69, of Louisville, KY passed away on December 4, 2016. She was born January 4, 1947 in Waxhaw, NC. Geraldine was a retired waitress and enjoyed bingo and gambling, she especially loved going to the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, IN.Left to cherish her memory is her loving partner in life of 30 years, Terry Edwards; her 3 children, Michael Hatfield (Tama), Lisa Rosen (Pete),...
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Richard H. Heil

January 15, 1927 - November 30, 2016

Richard Henry Heil, 89, of Crescent Hill, passed away November 30, 2016. He was born January 15, 1927 in Louisville to the late Andrew E. and Josephine Heckman Heil. Richard had worked for Fashion Cleaners and retired from Gary Liquors. Richard served in the US Navy during WWII proudly on the USS O'Brien. He was given the opportunity to try out for the New York Giants minor league baseball...
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Edna Margaret Clark

March 21, 1931 - November 29, 2016

Edna Margaret Clark, 85, of Crescent Hill, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was born March 21, 1931 in Lebanon, KY to the late Robert E. Lee Hayden and Mary Ida Hooper Hayden. She was a retired proof reader with the American Printing House for the Blind, and a member of Clifton Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband Wm. C. Clark Sr, and sister Lottie E. Clark...
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Dale Edward Cooper

February 20, 1927 - November 26, 2016

Dale Edward Cooper, 89, of Crescent Hill, passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, at home. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy. He was a retired switchman at the K & I and Norfolk Southern Railroad for 42 years. Dale loved to garden and grow his tomatoes and roses, and was a avid sports fan. He was a kind gentle guy who always had a smile, and showed his generosity to everyone he met. He was...
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Mary Louise Jewell

June 8, 1915 - November 23, 2016

Mary Louise Jewell, 101 of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Home.She was born June 8, 1915 in Louisville, the daughter of Andrew and Louise Mathes Pfiester. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Ann, Theresa and Alberta.Mary Lou had worked as a bookkeeper at Thornberry Toys for many years. She was also a member of St. Frances of Rome...
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Doris Jean Stoecker

February 28, 1928 - November 21, 2016

Doris (Hazel) Stoecker, 88, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016. She was a faithful and devoted wife to Warren Stoecker, who preceded her in death after 54 years of marriage.Left behind to cherish her memory are her four children, Marcia Myers (Tony), Barry Stoecker (Jenny), Bambi Riggs (Marcus) and Shannon Stoecker (Tami) along with two grandchildren, Sarah and Bradley Myers.Visitation...
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Jerry Allan Miller

March 16, 1948 - November 20, 2016

Jerry Allan Miller, 68, of Louisville passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016.He was born March 16, 1948 in Louisville, the son of the late Raymond and Florence Greenburg Miller.Jerry was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from the United States Postal Service after 20 years of service. He was also a member of AMVETS Post 61 and the American Legion.He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Decker...
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Jerry David Shea

April 4, 1946 - November 15, 2016

Jerry David Shea, 70 of Louisville passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his home.He was born April 4, 1946 in Louisville, the son of the late Albert and Edna King Shea. He was also preceded in death by his twin brother, Terry Shea.Jerry had worked in radio repair for many years.Survivors include his sister, Phyllis Ann Shea; two nieces, Stephanie Reisinger (Brandon) and Amber Shea; as well...
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Thomas Cade Sherwood

July 25, 1922 - November 8, 2016

Thomas Cade Sherwood, 94, passed away November 8, 2016. He was born July 25,1922 in Sâo Paulo, Brazil to Wattie Bethea and Eunice Allen Sherwood while they were Baptist missionaries in Campo Grande, Brazil. Tom came to the US to attend North Greenville Junior College in Tigerville, NC, he then attended Furman University where he received a BA degree. Afterwards he received BD and Th M...
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Jerry Francis Tillman

March 23, 1940 - November 1, 2016

Jerry Francis Tillman, 76, took his last flight on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, the Clarity Pointe of Louisville. He was born March 23, 1940 in Lilbourn, MO to the late Howard H. Tillman and Lydia Crockett Tillman. He retired in 2008, after a 32 year career, as Chief Pilot for Humana. Jerry loved spending time with his family, enjoying skeet shooting, hunting, boating, scuba diving, water &...
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Edna Mae Goodman

April 26, 1926 - October 31, 2016

Edna Mae Soeder Goodman, 90, of Louisville, KY was called home by our Lord on October 31, 2016, after battling Alzheimer's disease for over 10 years.Her interests were bingo, traveling to Florida and her dogs. She was a longtime member of Clifton Heights Christian Church.She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Thurston J. Goodman and her son Thurston Bruce Goodman. Survived by her...
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William Joseph Stratman

July 23, 1946 - October 26, 2016

William Joseph Stratman, 70, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016.He was born July 23, 1946 in West Palm Beach, FL, the son of the late Jack W. and Charlotte (McElfresh) Stratman.William was a member of St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, a U.S. Army Veteran and a Social Worker for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for many years.Survivors include his wife, Mary Richardson Stratman;...
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Lucille Garrett Gray

June 8, 1925 - October 20, 2016

Lucille Garrett Gray, 91 of Louisville passed away October 20, 2016.She was born June 8, 1925, the daughter of George and Mary Hensley Garrett. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Charles Edward Gray.Lucille was a member of Clifton Heights Christian Church.Survivors include her daughter, Charlesetta Gray; son, Charles Edward Gray, II; and many grandchildren and great...
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Mildred Leona Green

December 27, 1929 - October 18, 2016

Mildred Leona Green, 86, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at University of Louisville Hospital.She was born December 27, 1929 in Louisville, the daughter of Ed and Effie Alcorn Wagner. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee Green; and four siblings.Mildred was a homemaker and an active member of Franklin Street Baptist Church.Survivors include her son, Ernest...
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Charles Douglas Hughes

January 11, 1936 - October 16, 2016

Charles D. Hughes, 80, of Crescent Hill, passed away Sunday. He was a retired machinist with Brown & Williamson and former owner of a lawn care service. He was a member of Southeast Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Zady Arnold Hughes, and his sister Janet Ogle. Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, JoAnn Ottman Hughes; daughters Kellie Powell ...
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Donald Lee Tapp

September 20, 1952 - October 7, 2016

Donald Lee Tapp, 64, of Clifton, passed away Friday, October 7, 2016. He was born September 20, 1952 to the late William C. Tapp Jr. and Juanita Gray Tapp. He was a retired Transmission Technician. Preceding him also in death is his brother Paul Tapp and sister Pam Tapp Zeitz.He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Crystal Howell Tapp; his 4 daughters, Bridgit Tapp, Brandy Tapp Mader ...
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Guy E. Fralick

August 24, 1926 - September 20, 2016

Guy E. Fralick, 90, of Crescent Hill, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016. He was born August 24, 1926, to the late Clifford and Ivy Spies Fralick. He was discharged from the US Navy after World War II as a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class. He was the retired owner of Middletown TV service.He was preceded in death by his wife Millie Fralick and brother Clifford.He is survived by his 3 children,...
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Jadwiga S. Bell

March 6, 1920 - September 14, 2016

Jadwiga S. Bell, 96, of the Highlands, passed away Wednesday, September 14, at the Eastern Star Home. She was a native of Poland. She met her late husband Theodore James Bell in Germany. They were married in 1946, and came to the United States in 1948. They had 3 children. She was retired from the Baptist Hospital, loved to cook for her family, and garden. But most of all, she dearly loved...
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Will D. Evans

December 15, 1935 - August 29, 2016

William D. "Will" Evans, 80, of Saint Matthews, KY, passed away Monday evening at his home with his loving family by his side. Will was born December 15, 1935 in Callaway County, KY to the late Milburn and Allene Dunn Evans. He was the retired Superintendent of the Kentucky School for the Blind.He had a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Murray, and a degree from...
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Barbara J. Harp

December 27, 1935 - August 14, 2016

Barbara J. "Bobbie" (Grass) Harp, 80, went to see her Heavenly Father on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.She was preceded in death by her parents; Raymond & Coretta Grass; husband, James Harp, Sr.; her children, Debbie and Ricky; grandchildren, Shawana and Jeremy and siblings, Betty, Jimie, Rosie and Diane.She is survived by her three children, Theresa, James Jr., and Danny (Jennifer);...
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Jack Spurgeon Strange

October 2, 1931 - August 10, 2016

Jack Spurgeon Strange, 84 of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, formerly of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Florida.He was born October 2, 1931 and was raised in Frankfort, KY, the son of the late Bernard and Thelma Lee (Montgomery) Strange. He was also preceded in death by his wife Jerry Strange and also one brother, Bernard Strange.Jack was a graduate of Cumberland College and...
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Elizabeth Mary Hughes

June 17, 1924 - August 6, 2016

Elizabeth "Lil" Mary Hughes passed peacefully to her heavenly home, at the age of 92. She was born in London, England to Alfred and Elizabeth Alderman. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles E. Hughes; son, Kenneth Alfred Hughes and a sister, Nell Stout.Lil served her country proudly as a member of the British Women's Land Army, worked as a seamstress for Louisville...
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Laura Kathleen Killen

October 2, 1955 - August 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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Susan Gardner Omer

June 14, 1954 - August 2, 2016

Susan Gardner Omer died Tuesday August 2, 2016 after a long, difficult battle with cancer with family by her side. Susan was the sole proprietor of "The Deal" on Baxter Avenue for almost 15 years, an eclectic shop that specialized in mid-century modern furniture and art, styles in which she developed an expertise and love for, and that adorned her own home. She had a devoted clientele that had an...
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Ida Adelaide Strange

December 17, 1931 - July 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Arch L. Heady and Son - Cralle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Louisville, KY.
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