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Our Obituaries

Thomas Lee Henning

December 31, 1919 - August 17, 2017

Thomas Lee Henning, 97, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, August 17 at the Oakwood Health Campus. Mr. Henning was born December 31, 1919 in Daviess County to the late Thomas Elmer Henning and Martha Sue "Mattie" Blanford Henning. Tom loved to take his family camping and travel around Kentucky and other parts of the country. He actually helped dig the footers for the Green River Steel plant and...
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David G. Moredock

July 6, 1938 - August 15, 2017

David G. Moredock, 79, of Philpot passed away Tuesday, August 15, under the care of Heartford House/Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Moredock was born July 6, 1938 and raised in Daviess County by the late Finley and Olive Fenwick Moredock. He was employed for over 30 years at what is now Glenmore Distillery, where he spent the last 15 years before retirement as Quality Control Manager involved in...
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Debbie Taliaferro

December 24, 1951 - August 13, 2017

Debra Lynn Head Taliaferro, 65, of Missouri City, Texas, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Sugarland, Texas. She was born in Owensboro to the late Henry Harrison and Alice Unsel Head. After moving to Texas in the early eighties, Debra worked for several years as a bookkeeper. She was a lifelong member of Thruston United Methodist Church. Debra...
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Carmel Torrez

June 30, 1944 - August 13, 2017

Carmel Torrez, of Owensboro, went to be with the Lord on August 13, 2017. Carmel was born in Knox City, TX on June 30, 1944 to the late Ysrael Rivas and Manuella Rodriguez. Carmel was a welder and forklift operator and worked construction all over the country. She loved to crochet, play computer games, and dance. Survivors include her husband of over 50 years, Manuel L. Torrez; daughters,...
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Bruce Woodward

November 27, 1928 - August 10, 2017

Bruce Woodward, 88, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. Born in Daviess County, a son of Joseph and Johnnie Mae Sullivan Woodward, Mr. Woodward was a 1946 graduate of Owensboro High School. He had been a purchasing agent for the Kentucky Highway Department and retired as the manager of Toohey's Auto Supply. Following his retirement, he worked as a courier for BB&T. Mr....
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Maxine McDaniel

May 14, 1932 - August 9, 2017

Maxine McDaniel, 85, of Owensboro, passed away August 9, 2017. Born to the late Virgil and Myrtle Lancaster Ray on May 14, 1932, Maxine worked hard her whole life. She was employed by National Linen where in 1993, she retired. She loved flowers and enjoyed taking care of African Violets. Maxine also enjoyed watching birds and eventually earned the nickname "Bird Lady". She was preceded in...
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Edgar Lee Bartlett

September 1, 1932 - August 9, 2017

Edgar Lee Bartlett, 84, of Utica, KY passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Ohio County, KY September 1, 1932 to the late Rosel and Pearl Bozarth Bartlett. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy, retired Vice President with the Mullen and Haynes Co. after 39 years, and was a charter member of Living Faith Baptist Church. He...
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Charles Kenneth Church , Jr.

November 29, 1946 - August 8, 2017

Charles Kenneth Church Jr., 70, of Owensboro, passed away August 8, 2017 at his home. He was born November 29, 1946, in Owensboro, to Charles Kenneth Church Sr. and Dottie M. Baird. Kenny graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1965. He was retired from Swedish Match where he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor. Kenny also served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. ...
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James M. Ensor, Jr.

October 17, 1973 - August 6, 2017

James M. Ensor Jr., 43, passed away August 6, 2017 at home. He was born October 17, 1973 to James M. Ensor Sr. and Dorothy Quinn Ensor. James enjoyed camping, reading and music. He loved spending time with his only son, Sabastian doing things such as riding bikes, playing video games and just spending time with him. James is preceded in death by his father and sister, Penny Kay Ensor. He...
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Mary Jane Christopher Dittmer

August 3, 1927 - August 5, 2017

Mary Jane Christopher Dittmer, 90, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at her home. She was a professional musician and was known as "Alice Raye". She was born August 3, 1927 in Huntingburg, IN to the late Raymond and Clara Cato Christopher. Mary Jane played piano from the age of seven and the organ from the age of 12. At age 14, she was a church...
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Byron Wayne Quisenberry

March 26, 1942 - August 4, 2017

Byron Wayne Quisenberry,75, of West Hills, California, passed away Friday August 4, 2017. He was born March 26, 1942 in Owensboro, to the late Reverend Charles and Phyllis Quisenberry. Byron graduated from Daviess County High School in 1960, attended Murry State, and then went on to graduate with a bachelor's degree from the University of Houston. He stayed in Texas and became a teacher after...
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Joseph Stoy Priest

October 1, 1936 - August 3, 2017

Joseph Stoy Priest, of Owensboro, passed away on August 3, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Joseph was born in Breckenridge county on October 1, 1936 to the late Overton and Elizabeth Rhodes Priest. An auto dealer and Mason, Stoy enjoyed cars, flea markets and yard sales Stoy is preceded in death by his son, Richard Dale Priest. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Keller...
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Ruth Ann Squire

September 3, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Ruth Ann Squire, 73, of Owensboro died Wednesday, August 2 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 3, 1943 in Daviess County to the late James and Veronica Stallings Ralph. Ruth Graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1961 and worked as an Office Manager for a fertility specialist in Washington D.C for 30 years. After retiring, she moved to Florida and opened a...
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Virginia Sublett Wilson

April 5, 1932 - August 1, 2017

Virginia Sublett Wilson, 85, of Owensboro, passed away August 1, 2017. Born in Owensboro on April 5, 1932 to the late Malcom Heavrin and Sally Osborne Sublett and was the youngest of 10 children. Virginia loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She lead an active life and enjoyed walking, antiquing, and refinishing furniture. She was preceded in death by her husband...
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Mary Williams Osborne

October 15, 1925 - August 1, 2017

Mary Williams Osborne, 91, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Carmel Home. She was born October 15, 1925 in Daviess Co. to the late Aloysius Jerome and Mary Diellen Hagan Williams, Sr. She was the first of six children and grew up in Owensboro, where she graduated from St. Francis Academy. Mary worked for General Electric and later retired from Owensboro Mercy...
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Alan Dean Powers

December 24, 1945 - July 31, 2017

Alan Dean Powers, of Utica, Kentucky died peacefully at his home on July 31, 2017. He was born December 24, 1945 to the late Harold and Hortense Powers. He was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Powers and grandparents, Sunshine and Garland Lamar and Zula and Doug Powers. Alan graduated from Daviess County High School in 1964 where he excelled in basketball, football, and baseball. His...
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Doris Bell Brenner

July 6, 1941 - July 30, 2017

Doris Bell Brenner, 76, of Calhoun, passed away on July 30, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mrs. Brenner was born on July 6, 1941 to Raymond C. and Irene Crowe Bell in Ohio County. Doris had earned her B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan, her Master's from Western Kentucky University, and a PhD From the University of Louisville. She had a 34-year career as an educator in the...
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Franklin C. Howard

November 25, 1942 - July 30, 2017

Frank C. Howard, 74, of Masonville, KY died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He fought a short but courageous battle with ANCA Vasculitis, a rapidly progressive auto-immune disease. The oldest of eleven children, he was born November 25, 1942 to the late Cyrille and Marguerite Howard. He was preceded in death by his brother, Darrell Howard, and...
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Charles Thomas "Tommy" Brown, Jr.

June 7, 1948 - July 29, 2017

Charles Thomas "Tommy" Brown, Jr., 69, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, July 29 at his home. Mr. Brown was born June 7, 1948 in Daviess County to the late Charles T. Brown Sr. and Anna Lee Ensor Brown. He was known as Charlie by some and Tommy by others. Tommy was a member of Blessed Mother Church but was formerly a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church where he served as a hospitality minister...
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Carlton Edward Steele

March 13, 1925 - July 28, 2017

Carlton Edward Steele, 92, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017. He was born on March 13, 1925 in Lexington to the late Lester James and Florence Shanks Steele. In addition to his parents, Carlton was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Williams Steele on November 11, 2003, sisters, Lena Rivers Allison, Mildred Shump, and a brother, Lester James...
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James H. Floyd

July 30, 1927 - July 28, 2017

James Harold Floyd Sr., 89, of Owensboro, passed away on July 28, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. James was born July 30, 1927 in London, KY to the late Luther and Mary Hillard Floyd. He loved to bowl, was a member of several bowling leagues, and he also worked at Diamond Lanes for many years. James was retired from Civil Service as part of United States Army Aviation...
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Nancy May Melvin

February 4, 1923 - July 27, 2017

Nancy Snow Melvin, 94, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017. She was born February 4, 1923 in Burkesville, KY to the late John Q. and May James Snow. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leroy Melvin on January 25, 2015, a son, James Scott Melvin in 1998, a brother, Robert James Snow, and a daughter-in-law, Karen Collins Melvin. Nancy had fond memories...
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Marilyn Moore Miller

December 27, 1932 - July 27, 2017

Marilyn Miller, 84, of Owensboro, passed away on July 27, 2017 peacefully at her daughter's home. She was born December 27, 1932 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Howard and Mildred Niebrugge Moore. Marilyn worked for General Electric and MPD until she retired after 42 years, in the data processing department where she oversaw payroll. She also volunteered with Hospice of Western Kentucky for...
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Hollis Hughart

March 1, 1923 - July 26, 2017

Hollis Hughart, 94, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away July 26, 2017. Mr. Hughart was born March 1, 1923, in Lewisport, KY, to the late Charles and Clara (Pence) Hughart. He was an Army veteran, a retiree from Chrysler in St. Louis, MO, and also an active member of the Shriners during retirement in Florida. Those left to cherish his memory include his only child, Vickie Haalboom of St....
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Alex Stinson Rohrer

February 2, 1960 - July 25, 2017

Alex S. Rohrer, 57, passed away July 25, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born February 2, 1960 in Daviess County, Kentucky to Walter C. and Neva L. Dockins Rohrer. Alex worked for Swedish Match for many years and retired in 2015. Alex enjoyed watching sports, especially UK basketball, and loved listening to music. He was also preceded in death by his father, Walter C....
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Piny Cochran Smith

February 1, 1917 - July 25, 2017

Piny Cochran Smith passed away peacefully on July 25, 2017. She was born February 1, 1917, a daughter of Rufus and Arizona Byrd Cochran. Piny grew up on a farm just outside of Richton, Mississippi with her nine siblings, two of whom were gold medalists in the 1924 and 1948 Olympic Games. She shared many happy family memories, including playing forward with her sister Arluin on the Richton High...
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Margaret Bernadette Howard

January 21, 1932 - July 25, 2017

Margaret Bernadette Howard, 85, of Owensboro, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Carmel Home. She was born January 21, 1932 in Daviess Co. to the late Joseph D. and Mary Carrico Coomes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Everett Howard, whom she was married to for almost 50 years; sisters, Mary Joe Dant-Coomes, Genevieve Sharpton; brother, Conroy Coomes;...
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Eugene "Gene" H. Estes

October 16, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Eugene "Gene" H. Estes, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on July 22, 2017. He was born October 16, 1929 in Owensboro to the late Thurmond Eugene and Edith Shadwick Estes. Gene was retired from GE (later MPD) after working there for 46 years. He also served in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer escort USS Sturtevant. Gene was also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ruby Clark...
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Betty Jo Blandford

May 13, 1934 - July 20, 2017

Betty Blandford, 83, of Owensboro, died Thursday, July 20 at the Carmel Home. Mrs. Blandford was born May 13, 1934 in Daviess County to the late Thomas E. McDaniel and Grace Marie Long McDaniel. Betty was a member of the first graduating class (1952) of Owensboro Catholic High School. She was a devout Catholic and member of Immaculate Parrish for over 50 years. Betty and her husband, Bernard,...
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James Edgar "Ed" Tabor

November 5, 1947 - July 20, 2017

James Edgar "Ed" Tabor, Jr, 69, of Owensboro, went to be with Jesus Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born November 5, 1947 in Montgomery, AL to the late James Edgar Tabor, Sr and Catherine Boswell Tabor. Ed was a husband, father, grandfather, history educator of 32 years and dedicated Bible teacher. He also loved his farm and cattle. Ed was a 1965 graduate of...
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Scott Patrick Ward

August 16, 1958 - July 20, 2017

Scott Patrick Ward, 58, of Owensboro, died Thursday, July 20 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mr. Ward was born August 16, 1958 in Daviess County to the late Robert and Theresa Hayden Ward. Scott was the fourth of thirteen children who graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1976. That summer, he was involved in a tragic automobile accident where he sustained a traumatic brain...
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Kathaleen Sue Buskill

April 20, 1943 - July 20, 2017

Kathaleen "Susie" Buskill, 74, Owensboro, Kentucky died Thursday, July 20, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky surrounded by her family in Owensboro. She was born April 20, 1943 in Herrin, IL. She was the daughter of the late James L. Faught and Hazel Sprague Faught. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Buskill and a brother Donald Faught. Ms. Buskill...
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Samuel Richard Conkright, Sr

October 28, 1920 - July 19, 2017

Samuel Richard Conkright, Sr., 96, of Rockport, Indiana passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Heritage Center in Evansville. He was born in Daviess County, Kentucky to the late James and Mary Payne Conkright. Mr. Conkright was a graduate of Owensboro Technical. He began working at Ken-Rad (part of which became General Electric) before being drafted into service. During World War II Samuel...
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Patricia Ballard Newcomb

August 8, 1942 - July 19, 2017

Patricia Ballard Newcomb, 74, of Owensboro, died Wednesday, July 19 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mrs. Newcomb was born August 8, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late James and Ruby Christina Ballard. Pat was a faithful member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church where she loved attending services and her church family. Pat thoroughly enjoyed her family and friends and family gatherings....
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Robert E. "Bobby" Stevens

December 10, 1947 - July 18, 2017

Robert E. "Bobby" Stevens, Jr., 69, of Falls of Rough, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Signature Healthcare in Bowling Green. He was born December 10, 1947 in Daviess Co. to the late Robert E. and IdaBelle Johnson Stevens, Sr. Bobby was retired after 24 years as a maintenance mechanic with Big Rivers Electric. He was a U. S. Army veteran having served in Germany and was of the Baptist...
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Russel C. Jones

June 17, 1921 - July 16, 2017

Russel C. Jones, (age 96), of Owensboro, died July 16, 2017, at the Carmel Home. He was born June 17, 1921, in Berea, Kentucky to the late H. Clyde Jones and Elsie Williams Jones. He was predeceased in death by his first wife, Caroline Newell Phethean, his brother Robert (and Sedahlia) Jones, and Lou Alvey Jones, his wife of 42 years. Russel graduated from the University of Kentucky,...
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Robert Nathaniel Brown, Jr.

July 27, 1947 - July 15, 2017

Robert Nathaniel Brown, Jr., 69, of Owensboro, passed away on July 15, 2017 at his home. He was born in Daviess Co. on July 27, 1947 to the late Robert N. and Irene Hines Brown, Sr. He was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum and was a member of Tenth Street Baptist Church. Robert was a U. S. Army veteran. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Barbara Brown in 2007, Shirley Holland in...
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John Daniel Frantz

March 26, 1925 - July 15, 2017

John Daniel Frantz, 92, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at his home. He was born March 26, 1925 in St. Lawrence, KY to the late James Bernard and Sally Jackson Frantz. Mr. Frantz was retired from the American Tobacco Co. and also was a former owner and operator of Frantz Water Well Drilling Service. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid Kentucky...
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Robert "Dink" Wilkey

April 14, 1955 - July 15, 2017

Robert "Dink" Wilkey, 62, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, July 15 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Wilkey was born April 14, 1955 in Daviess County to the late Bobby and Shirley Ford Wilkey. Dink was a laid-back man with a big heart who loved playing practical jokes. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, watching wrestling, but most of all, swimming with his grandkids. Those left to...
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Mildred (Minnie) June Pedley

February 13, 1935 - July 14, 2017

Mildred (Minnie) June Medley Pedley 82, of Owensboro, wife of Ward Pedley, Sr., passed from this world on July 14, 2017 to a glorious home that the Lord had prepared for her, but was not ready for her on four other occasions when she cheated death. Minnie was born February 13,1935 to the late Joseph Arville Medley in 1949 and Mary Ruth Wathen Medley in 1997. After her dad passed away when Minnie...
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Sammy Ray Riley

October 9, 1963 - July 13, 2017

Sammy Ray Riley, 53, of Lewisport, passed away July 13, 2017 from a motorcycle accident. He was born October 9, 1963 in Daviess County to the late Robert Sr. and Anita Vincent Riley. Sammy was a mechanic for the city of Owensboro for 15 years. He had a heart of gold. Sammy enjoyed motorcycles and had a special place in his heart for all his grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by...
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April Ashley Adkins

June 29, 1985 - July 13, 2017

April Ashley Adkins, 32, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at home. Born in Houston, TX on June 29, 1985 to Neal and Beulah Adkins, April enjoyed word searches, card games, and enjoyed walks in the park with her family. She had a love for all who she met and a special love for children. April is preceded by her mother. She is survived by her father; grandparents, James Ray ...
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David Stinson Rose

October 7, 1944 - July 13, 2017

David Stinson Rose, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 13 at his home. He was born October 7, 1944 in Daviess County to the late Elwood and Helen Stinson Rose. David was a very strong Catholic and loved attending church. He was a police officer for the Owensboro Police Department for several years before becoming an industrial maintenance mechanic. David was also an associate member...
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Laura Kay Rickard

September 13, 1974 - July 12, 2017

Laura Kay Rickard, 42, of Henderson, passed away July 12, 2017 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN. Laura was a 1992 graduate of Daviess County High School and attended cosmetology school. She enjoyed cooking and the outdoors, collecting arrowheads, and had a special fascination with campfires. A true free-spirit, she lived life to the fullest as a friend of everyone and a source of...
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Monnie Smith Mauzy

December 28, 1927 - July 11, 2017

Monnie Smith Mauzy, 89, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born December 28, 1927 in Daviess Co. to the late Marvin T. and Ora Fielden York. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Monnie enjoyed fishing, listening to music, traveling, and dancing. She was an avid seamstress, quilter, and was a very strong...
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Nick J. Wink

May 24, 1933 - July 11, 2017

Nick J. Wink, 84, of Philpot, passed away Tuesday, July 11 at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, KY. Nick was born May 24, 1933 in Daviess Co. to the late Nicholas Joseph Wink Sr. and Sue Helen Keller. He was retired from Green River Steel after working there for 30 years. Nick was a Korean War Veteran in the United States Navy and was of the Catholic Faith where he was a member of...
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Sister Judith Osthoff

November 9, 1926 - July 10, 2017

Sister Mary Judith Osthoff, 90, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 10, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 68th year of religious life. She was a native of Lenora, Kan. Sister Judith was an Ursuline Sister of Paola, Kan., until the merger of that community in 2008. Sister Judith served as a teacher in Kansas for over 30 years. She also ministered at the Paola motherhouse and...
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John Allen Smith, Sr.

November 25, 1953 - July 8, 2017

John Allen Smith, Sr., 63, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, July 8 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Smith was born November 25, 1953 in Daviess County to the late Thomas and Mary Armes Smith. John was a selfless man who loved his wife, children, and grandkids. He worked for over 20 years at Owensboro Brick and Tile and retired in 2014. John enjoyed NASCAR, fishing, playing cards,...
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Vincent J. Ebelhar

April 12, 1920 - July 8, 2017

Vincent J. Ebelhar, 97, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Daviess County and was a son of Peter J. and Clara Catherine Weber Ebelhar. He was an innovative farmer who by felling trees and clearing land created farms where none had been. Mr. Ebelhar was a member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and had been active in...
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Mary Louise Wood Sublett

December 14, 1932 - July 8, 2017

Mary Louise Wood Sublett, 84, who was born December 14, 1932 in Owensboro, died at home in faithful anticipation of meeting God with open arms, with friends and family cheering her on in her final journey. Mary loved her family and lived her life expecting to help others. She was an all-around tough lady with a fierce devotion to her loved ones. She was an incredibly positive person with a...
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Kaden Michael Renfrow

July 7, 2017 - July 7, 2017

Kaden Michael Renfrow, stillborn child of Matt and Karissa Renfrow, was delivered July 7, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He is survived by his parents, a ten-month old sister, Kaydence Renfrow; grandparents, Brian and Shannon Alley and Wendell and Penny Renfrow; great-grandparents, Randall Turner, Jean Alley and Clarence and Barbara Morris; a great-great grandmother, Racheal...
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Margaret Emogene Perkins Cook

December 15, 1934 - July 7, 2017

Margaret Emogene (Perkins) Cook, 82, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation. She was born in Owensboro to the late Richard Wilbur and Mary Edith Perkins. Margaret worked as a bookkeeper and receptionist for many years. However, she took special pride in her achievement of being mother to Richard Allen Cook, who preceded her in death in 2017. She...
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Robert L. "Duck" Martin

September 25, 1953 - July 6, 2017

Robert L. "Duck" Martin, Sr., 63, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home. He was born in Greenville, Kentucky to the late Finis and Anna Louise Martin. Robert was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High where he was a baseball standout. Duck owned and operated Squeaky Clean Window Care for nearly forty years. He loved sports, particularly baseball, and umpired little league...
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Joan Walz

July 1, 1931 - July 5, 2017

Sister Joan Walz, 86, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died July 5, 2017, in Owensboro, in her 67th year of religious life. She was a native of Hawesville. Her former religious name was Sister Joan of Arc. Sister Joan was a compassionate, hard-working and selfless person. She always knew when someone needed her to listen or to share her wonderful sense of humor. She was a teacher at...
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Martin "Eddie" Hermann

June 23, 1929 - July 5, 2017

Martin "Eddie" Hermann, 88, of Owensboro, peacefully passed away Wednesday, July 5 at his home. Mr. Hermann was born June 23, 1929 in Daviess County to the late Frank and Clara Hagan Hermann. Eddie graduated from the last class at St. Joe where he played basketball. He served in the army as an MP during the Korean War and then attended trade school and learned how to weld. Eddie worked in...
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Herschel L. Koller

February 2, 1940 - July 4, 2017

Herschel L. Koller, 77, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, July 4 at his home. Mr. Koller was born February 2, 1940 in Daviess County to the late Dugan and Pearl Nuttall Koller. Herschel graduated from Daviess County High School (Class of '58) and served in the United States Army. He attended trade school and became a diesel mechanic and worked for Whayne Supply where he retired after 37 years....
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Emma Crowe

October 26, 1952 - July 4, 2017

Emma Sherman Crowe, 64, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Born October 26, 1952 in Kerrville, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Elvin and Clara Smith Sherman. She was a member of Settle Memorial United Methodist Church where she was chairperson of the Pre-School Board and member of the Potters Clay Bible Study. Emma received her bachelor degree...
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Mary Kerrick

January 1, 1952 - July 1, 2017

Mary Kerrick, 65, of Owensboro, passed away July 1, 2017 at home. She was born in Owensboro on January 1, 1952 to the late Estil and Elizabeth Kerrick. Mary was loving and caring nurse and retired from Owensboro Medical Health System. She is survived by a daughter, Mandy (T.J.) Aylward; sister, Vicki (Rick) Wright; brother, Jamie Kerrick; nieces, Kim Coy, Sydney McElwain and Shelby McElwain...
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Claude Howard "Roho" Stephens

May 28, 1922 - July 1, 2017

Claude Howard "Roho" Stephens, 95, of Owensboro, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Owensboro Center. He was born May 28, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH to the late James K. Polk Stephens and Edna Powers Stephens. Howard was retired as a pipefitter and welder with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local #633 and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World...
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Betty Jo Johnson

May 23, 1930 - July 1, 2017

Betty Jo Johnson "Mimi", 87, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday July 1, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of the late William Gilbert and Josephine Cleophus Clark Ward. Betty Jo was a retired LPN. She enjoyed playing Bingo and had been a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church since 1960, where she was a very active member. Betty Jo has lived at the Carmel Home for...
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Charles Walter Sims

October 16, 1921 - June 30, 2017

Charles W. "Dub" Sims, 95, of Heritage Place in Owensboro, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born October 16, 1921 in Daviess Co. to the late Joseph and Jessie Beaven Sims. Mr. Sims was retired from the W. R. Grace Co. and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Stephen Cathedral. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Veneda Sims...
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Rick Nash

February 15, 1943 - June 30, 2017

Rick Clark Nash, 74, passed away June 30, 2017 at his home. He was born February 15, 1943 to Cleo and Esther Pagan Nash. Rick was a retired school teacher with the Owensboro School System. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Nash; children, Clark Nash, Travis (Ashley) Nash, Karee (Jared) Schroader; step-children, Sarah (Danny) Hagan, Julie (Mark) Moore and Emily "Emmy" (Gary) Hamilton. A...
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Frank Augustus Johnston, Sr.

December 1, 1936 - June 29, 2017

Frank Augustus Johnston Sr., 80, passed away June 29, 2017 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Frank was born December 1, 1936 in McLean County to the late Claude and Sybl Rudd Johnston. He graduated from McLean Co. High School in 1955 and earned a business degree at Kentucky Wesleyan College. While there, he met Mary Loretta Goetz and on September 12, 1957, they became husband...
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Thomas Leonard "Pop" Zaleski, P.E.

June 8, 1929 - June 29, 2017

Thomas "Pop" Leonard Zaleski, P.E., 88, of Utica, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Tom was born at home, June 8, 1929, in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania to the late Alexander and Bertha Zaleski. He was of the Catholic Faith and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Tom believed that success required hard work. He earned his Bachelor of Science...
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Susan Elaine Clark

February 2, 1955 - June 29, 2017

Susan Elaine Clark, 62, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born February 2, 1955 in Daviess Co., KY. Susan was retired from the Academy of Learning. She loved her work and helping the children, working word search puzzles, and playing games on her computer. She was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Boone, her sister,...
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Ed Watson

July 18, 1943 - June 26, 2017

Ed Watson, 73, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, in Indianapolis after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ed was born on July 18, 1943, in Casey County, Ky., the ninth of 11 children of Oral and Elsie Watson, the last family member to be born at home and the first to graduate high school and college. As a youngster growing up on a farm, Ed loved baseball and basketball. One of his...
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Earl Emery Davis

May 20, 1920 - June 26, 2017

Earl Emery Davis, 97, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born May 20, 1920 in Tell City, IN to the late Emery and Minnie Foerster Davis. Earl was retired from Tennessee Valley Authority as an Engineering Aid. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. Earl was a Pearl Harbor survivor and was aboard the U.S.S....
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Thomas L. Payne

November 7, 1927 - June 25, 2017

Thomas L. Payne, 89, of Owensboro, passed away June 25, 2017 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 7, 1927 to the late Frank and Bennie Payne. Thomas was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church. He retired from Green River Steel in 1990 as a Machinist. Thomas enjoyed auto racing, NASCAR, crosswords, cooking and loved spending time with his family. He was...
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Jeffery L. Martin

April 15, 1959 - June 24, 2017

Jeff L. Martin, 58, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, June 24 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Mr. Martin was born April 15, 1959 in Owensboro to the late Carl and Georgia Adams Martin. Jeff loved the outdoors especially fishing. He was a generous person who was willing to help anyone. Jeff worked and retired from Accuride in Henderson. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his brother,...
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Wanda Lee Rone

December 18, 1928 - June 22, 2017

Wanda Lee Rone, 88, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday June 22, 2017 at Owensboro Place Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel Garvin Johnson. Wanda was retired from G.E. where she had worked for 30 years in the Tube and Motor Divisions. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed craft making, quilting, and loved to get away and travel to any...
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James Thomas "Tom" Fenwick

July 29, 1953 - June 21, 2017

James Thomas "Tom" Fenwick, 63, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born July 29, 1953 in Daviess Co., Ky. Tom was retired as a Senior Mechanic and Certified Welder with Big Rivers Electric and Western Kentucky Energy after 30 years of service. Tom loved watching history channels and war movies, listening to country...
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Suzann "Sue" Michelle Bell-Johnson

November 17, 1972 - June 21, 2017

Mrs. Suzann "Sue" Michelle Bell-Johnson, 44, of Owensboro passed away suddenly Wednesday, June 21 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Mrs. Bell-Johnson was born November 17, 1972 in Jeffersonville, Indiana to Jimmie and Mary Hooper Bell. Sue had graduated with two associate degrees and been accepted into Western Kentucky University. She loved her family, especially her children and...
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Albert Alton Baughn

July 1, 1923 - June 21, 2017

Albert Alton Baughn, 93, of Utica, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Calhoun, Kentucky to the late Remus Albert and Mary Althea Austin Baughn. Mr. Baughn was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was aboard the USS Nevada during Pearl Harbor and was a part of the invasion at Normandy on D-Day. Alton retired from General...
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Ben Allen Burns III

August 15, 1982 - June 20, 2017

Ben Allen Burns III, 34, of Utica, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was a 2001 graduate of Daviess County High School. Ben was a great athlete and excelled at golf. Following high school he followed his passion and became a fourth generation farmer in the Utica area. He worked closely with his father who came to rely on Ben for many things; including...
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William "Bill" Brown

June 29, 1953 - June 20, 2017

William "Bill" Brown, 63, of Owensboro passed away Tuesday, June 20 at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehab. Mr. Brown was born June 29, 1953 in Daviess County to the late Clarence (Ham) Brown and Bertha Lancaster Brown. Bill loved flowers and grew some beautiful roses. He was an avid UK and NASCAR fan, loved rock-n-roll music and watching wrestling. Bill was also a very good bowler and once bowled a...
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Peggy Joyce Sublett

August 22, 1941 - June 18, 2017

Peggy Joyce Sublett, 75, of Philpot, passed away June 18, 2017at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born August 22, 1941 to the late James Wilsie and Winona Hamilton Sublett. Peggy was diagnosed with polio in the 5th grade. She was a strong Christian woman and a member of Providence United Methodist Church. There, she found enjoyment in playing the piano for many years. Peggy was a...
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Paul Julius Hicks

November 20, 1937 - June 18, 2017

Paul Julius Hicks, 79, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born November 20, 1937 in Daviess Co. to the late Urey and Edna Burden Hicks. Paul was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church and had worked in maintenance for several local vending companies. He was a U. S. Navy veteran and enjoyed Nascar racing and was a Kyle...
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Agnes "Jean" Jones

September 9, 1941 - June 17, 2017

Agnes "Jean" Jones, 75, of Owensboro, formerly of Fordsville, passed away June 17, 2017 at home. She was born September 9, 1941 to the late Carl C. and Berniece Perkins Moon. Jean was an LPN for many years. She retired from NSA. Jean enjoyed camping, fishing, flowers, and just being outside. In her later years, Jean took up the art of crocheting. Jean is preceded in death by her husband,...
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Helen C. Crowson

April 18, 1934 - June 16, 2017

Helen C. Crowson, 83, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, June 16 while visiting family in Zuni, Virginia. Mrs. Crowson was born April 18, 1934 in Phoebus, Virgina to the late Walter and Deanie Whaley Coston. Helen was a Christian and devoted member of Bellevue Baptist Church who loved reading her bible every day. She was an avid quilter and lover of arts and crafts. After she raised her children,...
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Marlene Hoyt

April 8, 1962 - June 16, 2017

Marlene Hoyt, 55, of Calhoun, KY, passed away Friday June 16, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born April 8, 1962 to the late Frank and Lutreacy Wilkey Hoyt. Marlene loved all kinds of water sports, gambling and going to the casino boat, wrestling, and enjoyed NASCAR and stock car racing of all types. She also enjoyed all kinds of animals and would take care of and love on them...
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Mary Snyder Shannon

June 6, 1925 - June 14, 2017

Mary Snyder Shannon, 92, of Owensboro, passed away June 14, 2017. She was born June 6, 1925 in Hancock County, to the late Walter and Alberta Hoskins Snyder. Mary was of the Baptist faith. She was a Nurse Assistant at Daviess Co. Hospital for 27 years until her retirement. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, James L. Husk; son, Cliff Husk; daughters, Shannon Kingsley and Martha Morris;...
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Rick Fowler

May 30, 1950 - June 14, 2017

Rick Fowler, 67, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Winslow, Indiana to the late George and Thelma Waymen Fowler. Rick was raised in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High. He earned his undergraduate degree in geology from Indiana State and his master's degree from University of Southern Indiana. Rick taught math...
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Jacqueline Jaskolski

January 31, 1924 - June 14, 2017

Jacqueline Jaskolski, 93, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born in Frasnes-Lez-Cousin, Belgium, to the late Ferdinand and Yvonne Peche Lagneau. Jacqueline was a long-time member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and loved to travel. Jacqueline also liked to gamble and play cards, and...
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Sandra Laverne Atkinson

May 25, 1959 - June 13, 2017

Sandra Lyle Atkinson, 58, of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born May 25, 1959 in Agana, Guam. Sandra had been a Forensic Records Specialist for Aegis Sciences Corporation. She was a published writer of stories and piano music arrangements and was active in the Theater Workshop of Owensboro. Sandra would always "Light Up The...
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Karen Kay Cox Norris

February 9, 1953 - June 13, 2017

Karen Kay Cox Norris, 64, of McDaniels, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born February 9, 1953 in Daviess Co., KYand was retired from Owensboro Municipal Utilities as a Water Quality Specialist. Kay was of the Catholic faith and was an avid U. K. basketball fan. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, spending...
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Rev. James Robert Young, Sr.

October 17, 1936 - June 12, 2017

Rev. James Robert Young, Sr. of Owensboro, KY went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born October 17, 1936 in Crane Pond, KY to the late Herbert M. and Rachel J. (Brannon) Young. James is a graduate of Western High School in Owensboro. James loved spending time with his family, he was an avid bowler and very active in several...
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Raymond Leon Kessenger

April 13, 1952 - June 12, 2017

Raymond Leon Kessenger, 65, of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Owensboro Center. He was born in Stanford, Montana to the late William H. and Barbara Elizabeth Tindle Kessenger, Sr. Leon was a carpenter and a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, William H., James D., Howard L. and Ernest W. Kessenger. Surviving are a...
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Dennis Ray Ezell

December 27, 1955 - June 11, 2017

Dennis Ray Ezell, 61, of Owensboro, passed away June 11, 2017. Born in Owensboro, a son of the late Carl and Juanita Nash Ezell, he was a graduate of Daviess County High School and a member of the Millwright Union. He enjoyed attending his church, Grace Chapel, and going to car shows. Mr. Ezell is survived by his daughter, Melissa Ezell; his grandson Xavier Maddox; and his brothers Allen...
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Thomas Paul Raley

October 15, 1966 - June 10, 2017

Thomas Paul Raley, 50, of Owensboro, passed away June 10, 2017 while at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born October 15, 1966 and was a lifelong resident of Owensboro. He graduated from Owensboro High School in 1985, and attended University of Kentucky. Thomas was also a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Douglas Raley; step...
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Miabella Grace Knott

June 8, 2017 - June 8, 2017


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Tamara Johnson Millay

September 5, 1968 - June 8, 2017

Tamara Johnson Millay, 48, of Thruston passed away Thursday June 8, 2017 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Ms. Millay was born September 5, 1968 in Daviess County to Norman and Doris "Winnie" Johnson. Tammy graduated from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1986. She had a smile and joyous personality that was a spark that turned normal into exceptional. Tammy loved being with her family...
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Jeffrey Allen Parker

January 31, 1956 - June 8, 2017

Jeffrey Allen Parker, 61, of Glasgow, Kentucky, formerly of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Louisville. He was born in Tarentum, Pennsylvania to the late Lawrence R. and June M. Moser Parker. Jeff was a 1974 graduate of Owensboro High and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College. From the age of 14, Jeff spent more than thirty years working in the family business, City Transfer...
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Edna R. Richardson

April 30, 1917 - June 6, 2017

Edna R. Richardson, 100, of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Cannelton, Indiana to Ed and Theckla Hanebuth Schwartz. Mrs. Richardson served as a ward clerk at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital for many years. She was a longtime and active member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church where she participated in the Women's...
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Marjorie Louise Peters Ware

September 24, 1924 - June 6, 2017

Marjorie Louise Peters Ware, 92, of Louisville returned to her beloved Heavenly Father on June 6, 2017 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital surrounded by her family. "Marge" is remembered by all who were privileged to know her as a devout woman of faith and impeccable loyalty to those she cherished. She led an amazing life, always full of joy and looking for a new adventure. She was an inspiration to...
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Harold Douglas "Andy" Anderson

December 30, 1931 - June 5, 2017

Harold ("Andy") Douglas Anderson, 85, died peacefully at his Louisville, Kentucky home surrounded by family on Monday, June 5, 2017. Mr. Anderson was born December 30, 1931 in Adairville, Kentucky to the late Nicholas Mack and Ethel Brister Anderson and lived many years in Owensboro. He was married for 61 years to Betty Prindle Anderson until she passed away in 2014. Harold proudly served our...
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Mary A. Davis

October 3, 1919 - June 4, 2017

Mary A. Davis, 97, of Utica, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Hermitage Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born October 3, 1919 in Warren Co., IN to the late Russell and Maud Branch Smith. Mary was a homemaker, but was a cook and waitress for many years in various restaurants. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed playing bingo and working crossword puzzles. She was also...
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Lorine Eversole

September 3, 1935 - June 3, 2017

Lorine Eversole, 81, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at her home. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Virginia Sue Markovitch. She is survived by sons, Jimmy Kelley and Glenn Kelley; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. A graveside service is pending. Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made...
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Phillip Scott Annin

October 17, 1945 - June 3, 2017

Phillip Scott Annin, 71, of Owensboro passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born Oct. 17, 1945, to the late Floyd and Lucile Stinson Annin. Phillip was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Owensboro High School and retired from Glenmore Distillery after 40 years. Phillip enjoyed hunting, traveling and had a fascination with guns. He also enjoyed times with family and...
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Sam Hughes

June 1, 2017 - June 1, 2017

Samuel James Hughes, known as "Baby Sam," Is now with the Lord. Although he never breathed life on this earth, we are comforted knowing that he will only experience the joy of Heaven and will forever be our Angel. He touched our hearts and will always be our son and little brother to Jack. Those who love him include parents, Kristopher Hughes and Lindsey (Abel) Hughes; big brother, Jack Hughes,...
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Gayleon Lee "Gale" Aldridge

August 14, 1955 - May 31, 2017

Gayleon Lee "Gale" Aldridge, 61, of Owensboro, passed away May 31, 2017 while in the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Gale was born August 14, 1955 in Whitesville, KY to the late J.R. and Shirley Evans Aldridge. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Faye Aldridge on October 24, 2015. Gale was employed by Lee Brick and Block as a salesman. He was a member of Ridgewood Baptist Church...
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