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Our Obituaries

William A. McManus, Jr.

September 16, 1926 - December 15, 2017

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

December 12, 2017

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

April 6, 1956 - December 11, 2017

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

March 10, 1946 - December 10, 2017

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

February 10, 1923 - December 10, 2017

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

January 13, 1962 - December 7, 2017

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

December 6, 2017

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

March 25, 1923 - December 6, 2017

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

December 5, 2017

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

August 19, 1942 - December 5, 2017

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

March 20, 1946 - December 4, 2017

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

January 9, 1936 - December 3, 2017

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

May 20, 1949 - December 3, 2017

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

January 13, 1962 - December 1, 2017

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

June 18, 1963 - December 1, 2017

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

September 6, 1934 - November 29, 2017

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

February 5, 1924 - November 29, 2017

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

February 6, 1933 - November 27, 2017

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

March 11, 1955 - November 25, 2017

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

April 28, 1958 - November 24, 2017

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

June 23, 1941 - November 24, 2017

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

December 21, 1925 - November 23, 2017

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

June 28, 1958 - November 22, 2017

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

October 25, 1922 - November 21, 2017

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

February 19, 1940 - November 20, 2017

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

June 15, 1936 - November 18, 2017

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

May 1, 1928 - November 18, 2017

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

January 20, 1955 - November 18, 2017

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

February 19, 1921 - November 18, 2017

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

February 10, 1971 - November 17, 2017

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

January 6, 1940 - November 16, 2017

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

February 13, 1930 - November 14, 2017

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

November 14, 2017 - November 14, 2017

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

February 2, 1944 - November 14, 2017

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

July 5, 1935 - November 13, 2017

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

January 12, 1969 - November 13, 2017

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

February 15, 1938 - November 13, 2017

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

May 25, 1947 - November 13, 2017

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

June 1, 1946 - November 13, 2017

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

September 17, 1921 - November 12, 2017

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

August 2, 1935 - November 11, 2017

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

November 18, 1920 - November 11, 2017

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

October 24, 1966 - November 10, 2017

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

April 23, 1937 - November 10, 2017

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

April 14, 1958 - November 9, 2017

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

March 28, 1925 - November 8, 2017

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

October 15, 1945 - November 7, 2017

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

August 11, 1928 - November 7, 2017

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

July 20, 1935 - November 7, 2017

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

August 30, 1929 - November 7, 2017

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

April 3, 1925 - November 6, 2017

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

December 24, 1927 - November 6, 2017

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

June 30, 1940 - November 5, 2017

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

April 2, 1931 - November 5, 2017

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

September 6, 1950 - November 5, 2017

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

October 28, 1953 - November 2, 2017

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

May 3, 1955 - November 1, 2017

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

May 6, 1932 - October 31, 2017

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

September 11, 1932 - October 31, 2017

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

March 13, 1956 - October 30, 2017

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

November 21, 1935 - October 30, 2017

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

June 18, 1935 - October 30, 2017

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

September 13, 1948 - October 28, 2017

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

July 11, 1948 - October 28, 2017

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

October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017

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

October 23, 1931 - October 26, 2017

George Alexander Fulenwider, Jr., 86, of Owensboro, passed away at home October 26, 2017. He was born on September 23, 1931 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma to the late George Alexander Fulenwider and Mabel Odessa Stanton. After high school, George entered the U.S. Navy on November 10, 1948. He was awarded a Korean Service Medal (two stars), China Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. After...
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Marianne Waddell Stateler

September 14, 1933 - October 25, 2017

Marianne Waddell Stateler, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Rockport, Indiana to the late Raymond and Mabel Tharp Waddell. Marianne retired from the Women's Pavillion after 46 years of service as a registered nurse. She attended Owensboro Christian Church and in recent years, enjoyed being a part of the Wednesday...
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Estil T. Kizer

August 26, 1917 - October 24, 2017

Estil Thomas Kizer, age 100, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. He was born August 26, 1917 in McLean County, KY. He was predeceased by parents, William H. and Ada Coomes Kizer; brothers, Marvin, Elmer and Wallace; and sister, Kathleen. He was also preceded in death by his eldest grandson, John Thomas Kizer of Atlanta, GA. Estil was a 38-year employee with General Electric...
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Janet Faye Turner

February 26, 1935 - October 24, 2017

Janet Faye Turner was a modest, humble, and quiet servant who cared for everyone. Her special gift was the care of children. On October 24, 2017, in the 82nd year of her life, she passed away in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Janet was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and sister-in-law. Her professional care for children began in 1965 at...
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Betty J. Shown

July 13, 1933 - October 24, 2017

Betty J. Shown, 84, of Maceo, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born in Daviess County to the late John Marvin and Minnie Maude Arnold Keelin. Mrs. Shown attended St. Martin's Grade School in Rome and St. Francis High School. For several years, Betty owned and operated Betty's Kuntry Kitchen restaurant. She later retired from the Carmel Home after more than twenty years in the...
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Brenda VanWinkle Jones

January 10, 1947 - October 23, 2017

Brenda VanWinkle Jones, 70, of Maceo, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born January 10, 1947 in Daviess Co. to the late James O. "Rip" and Mary Lee Hoheimer VanWinkle. Brenda graduated from Owensboro High School in 1965 and attended Murray State College. After working at both Medley and Glenmore Distilleries, she went back to school and...
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Paul C. Edge

August 6, 1927 - October 23, 2017

Paul C. Edge, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at his home. Born in Whitesville on August 6, 1927, he was the son of the late Joseph Michael and Mary J. Sapp Edge and was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Paul retired from OMU after 47 years of service as an Lineman and Supervisor. After his retirement he was the owner of Edge Electric, retiring at age 85. He...
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Kimberley K. Pentrack Priest

April 10, 1967 - October 23, 2017

Kimberley K. Pentrack Priest, 50, passed away October 23, 2017 at KentuckyOne Health Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was born April 10, 1967, in West Covina, CA. Prior to moving to Owensboro, Kimberley was a teacher at a Christian Preschool for 16 years in Victorville, CA and then a Preschool teacher at Colin Powell Air Force Base in Ft. Irwin, CA. She was a member of the Corvette Lovers Vette...
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James E. Constant

September 29, 1939 - October 22, 2017

James E. Constant, 78, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at Wellington Parc surrounded by his family. He was born on Sep. 29, 1939, in Grayson County to the late Victoria (Watson) and Wilbur Constant. His Catholic faith was the greatest gift of his life and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. James was an educator for over 3 decades, with most of those served at Apollo High...
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Michael L. Volk

August 14, 1957 - October 22, 2017

Michael L. Volk, 60, of Philpot, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Born in Owensboro on August 14, 1957, he was the son of Joseph Edward and Wanda Brown Volk; and was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday School Class. Mr. Volk was a 1975 graduate of Daviess County High School and earned his bachelor degree from...
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Loney M. Parsley

June 12, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Loney M. Parsley, 75, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord October 20, 2017 at Vanderbilt Hospital. Born June 12, 1942 at his home in Rockport, IN to the late Lewis and Mary Parsley, Loney grew up in Rockport and later became a mechanic in the family business at Parsley Chevrolet. Loney enjoyed fishing, traveling and gardening, and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by...
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Norma Jean Rickard

June 27, 1926 - October 20, 2017

Norma Jean Scott Rickard, 91,of Owensboro passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at her home. Born June 27, 1926 in St. Bernice, IN, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dolly Pearman Scott; was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church; and had worked at K-Mart. Mrs. Rickard enjoyed cooking and caring for and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Jessica Irene Stinnett

November 4, 1977 - October 19, 2017

Jessica Irene Stinnett, 39, of Ft. Wayne, IN, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Ft. Wayne. She was born November 4, 1977 in Ft. Wayne. Jessica had worked as a certified nurse's assistant at the former Leisure Years Nursing Home. Surviving are a son, Landon Stinnett of Owensboro, a daughter, Taylor Stinnett of Ft. Wayne, her parents, Fred and Henerietta...
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Austin Raymond Ward, Jr.

May 14, 1970 - October 19, 2017

Austin Raymond Ward, Jr., 47, of McMinnville, TN passed away there Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital. Austin was born in Owensboro, graduated from Daviess County High School, and had a strong fondness for Ford Mustangs. Austin is survived by his parents, Austin Raymond and Violet Hagan Ward, Sr. of Owensboro; his sister Agnes Ward Allison of Bowling Green; his...
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Wanda Jean Clark Millay

May 21, 1931 - October 18, 2017

Wanda Jean Clark Millay, 86, of Owensboro, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born May 21, 1931 in Daviess Co. to the late Grover and Theresa Payne Clark. Wanda was retired as a cook with St. Mary Elementary School in Paducah and at Sts. Joseph and Paul School. She was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and enjoyed...
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Bertie Bernard Wood

November 30, 1931 - October 18, 2017

Bertie Bernard Wood, 85, of Owensboro, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He was born November 30, 1931 in Lafarge, WI to the late Hubert and Pansy Thomas Wood. Bertie worked at John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa for 32 years and retired from there at the age of 55. He was an Air Force veteran and also served in the Army Reserves. Bertie was also a member of Owensboro Gospel Kingdom...
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Collis Quinn

July 10, 1952 - October 18, 2017

Collis Eugene Quinn,65, of Owensboro, KY passed away Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at his home. He was born July 10, 1952 to the late Lawrence and Clara Merle Quinn. Collis was of the Catholic faith. He was an avid collector of antiques and he enjoyed attending flea markets. Collis was a fantastic artist who used cat hair balls to produce some of his paintings. He worked as a meat cutter at...
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Robert James Davis

May 17, 1947 - October 16, 2017

Robert James Davis, 70, of Owensboro passed away Monday, October 16 with his family by his side. Mr. Davis was born May 17, 1947 in Spencer County, Indiana to the late James H. Davis and Mary Ravalee Wilson Davis. Robert loved fishing, riding horses, gardening, and watching old John Wayne Movies. He had a special affection for his dog, Buddy. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his sister,...
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Jesse M. "Squeek" King

February 11, 1936 - October 16, 2017

Jesse M. "Squeek" King, 81, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 11, 1936 in Daviess Co. to the late Roy E. King, Sr. and Winfred Barnes King. He was retired as an oilfield worker and heavy equipment operator. Jesse was of the Baptist faith and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He...
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Wallace Magan

May 4, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Wallace Coleman Magan, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at his home. He was born May 4, 1930, in Daviess Co., to the late Charles and Mary Bell Magan. Wallace was a graduate of Daviess Co. High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Bowling Green College of Commerce (now Western Kentucky University)...
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Marvin Lee Armstrong

June 2, 1931 - October 14, 2017

Marvin Lee Armstrong, 86, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, October 14 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky surrounded by his family. Mr. Armstrong was born June 2, 1931 in Muhlenberg County to the late Ernest and Beulah Armstrong. Marvin served his country in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Mr. Armstrong...
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Sharon Sickman

March 20, 1960 - October 13, 2017

Sharon Sickman, 57, of Owensboro passed away Friday October 13th, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Sharon was born March 20, 1960 to Ed and Helen Steeb. She grew up traveling overseas for many years of her childhood. Sharon was an active member of Owensboro Christian Church where she was very involved with her Sunday School class. She enjoyed crocheting, baking, traveling to scenic...
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Raylen Kade Coble

October 12, 2017

Raylen Kade Coble, infant son of Haley-Ann Irene Coble and Jacob Puckett passed away October 12, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was loved dearly while he was here on earth, and will now spend eternity in Heaven where he will be reunited with his family one day. Raylen is survived by his parents, Haley-Ann Irene Coble and Jacob Puckett, both of Ohio Co.; brothers, Ryker and Ezra...
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Kevin Norris

April 16, 1958 - October 10, 2017

Kevin Norris, 59, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was born April 16, 1958 in Muhlenberg Co. to the late Paul and Gloria June Neal Norris. Kevin was retired after over 20 years of service with the Social Security Administration and had been attending Walnut Memorial Baptist Church. He had received his Masters...
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Steve B. Wahler

April 17, 1970 - October 9, 2017

Steve B. Wahler, 47, of Owensboro, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. He was born April 17, 1970 to the late George B. Wahler and Phyllis Henderson. Steve was a 1988 graduate of Daviess County High School where he played soccer and baseball. He continued his education at Western Kentucky University where he earned a B.S. in computer science. Steve spent 23...
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Wanda Roberts Schwartz Clark

March 21, 1941 - October 8, 2017

Wanda Roberts Schwartz Clark, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born March 21, 1941 in Spencer Co., IN to the late Earl and Gladys Rainey Roberts. Wanda was a homemaker and had worked for a number of years at the former Ruth and Bob's Restaurant. She had been a former member of the Christian Mothers at Sts. Joseph...
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Jeffrey Derrick Christian

August 5, 1982 - October 7, 2017

Jeffrey "Derrick" Christian, 35, of Gonzales, Louisiana, formerly of Owensboro passed away Saturday, October 7. He was born August 5, 1982 in Daviess County to Jeffrey Christian and Carla Millay Mercer. Derrick graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Southern Indiana. He grew up being super competitive in everything he did including athletics. He pursued physical...
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Louise Stringer

October 6, 2017

Louise Stringer, of Owensboro passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Knottsville, KY, a daughter of the late William and Lillie Reynolds Mattingly. Following graduation from high school, Mrs. Stringer worked at General Electric during World War II. She was feisty, a wonderful cook, a strong disciplinarian and an avid fisherwoman. A...
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Linda Arlene Jarvis

September 16, 1941 - October 5, 2017

Linda Arlene Jarvis, 76, passed away October 5, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 16,1941 in Evansville, IN to the late Arthur Dockery and Christine Hawkins. Linda was a strong woman, articulate in her beliefs and tender in her heart. She was known by her family as sacrificial in her giving. Linda was an incredible artist, especially in regard to portraits. She...
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Betty "Jane" Jarvis

February 12, 1924 - October 4, 2017

Betty "Jane" Jarvis, 93, of Owensboro, passed away October 2, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born February 12, 1924 in Ft. Wayne, IN to the late Harold and Wanda Richardson. Jane married James "Jim" Jarvis on May 27, 1940 in Pontiac, MI. They moved to Central City shortly after and began raising a family. There, she became a licensed Practical Nurse, but changed careers...
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Jeannie Sparks Goff

September 28, 1949 - October 4, 2017

Jeannie Sparks Goff, 68, of Owensboro passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, October 4 2017. Jeannie was born September 28, 1949 in Daviess County to the late Robert Sparks and Mary Zada Dickerson. She was a member of Liberty Lighthouse Church of God, enjoyed spending time going to the beach, particularly Myrtle Beach, and going fishing. Her other passions were to spend time sewing,...
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Billy Ray Woodward

February 11, 1931 - October 3, 2017

Billy Ray Woodward, 86, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at his home. He was born February 11, 1931 in Daviess Co. to the late William T. and Evelyn Fenwick Woodward. Billy was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and was retired from Green River Steel after 27 years. He was a graduate of the former Owensboro Technical High School, and also had worked as a land agent for...
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David Daniel Rhoades

September 30, 1934 - October 1, 2017

David Daniel Rhoades, 83, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 30, 1934 to the late Kerney and Jessie Rhoades. As a motorcycle enthusiast, David liked working with his hands. He enjoyed it so much, he worked for Honda motorcycles for several years performing everything from sales to mechanical work. David loved wrestling, watching NASCAR,...
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Helen Middleton DuBois Sears

August 1, 1926 - September 30, 2017

Helen Middleton DuBois Sears, 91, of Owensboro, died on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Hospice Unit at St. Joseph Healthcare in Lexington, KY. She was born August 1, 1926 in Spartanburg, South Carolina to the late Wilbur Chapman and Bertha Annie DuBois. Mrs. Sears earned her bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Texas in Austin, TX after having attended Stephens College in...
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Joshua Griffith Rattray

March 11, 1955 - September 30, 2017

Joshua G. Rattray, 62, passed away September 30, 2017 at Owensboro Center Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born March 11, 1955 in Daviess County to the late Melvin Henderson Rattray and Matilda Thompson. Joshua was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is survived by his brother, Melvin Thompson Rattray of Reston, VA; also his cousin and guardian...
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