Miscellaneous Hardin County, KY Obituaries - 2000

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Janice Marie Grace

Janice Marie Grace, 53, of Rineyville, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her residence. Survivors include her husband, Brien. Arrangements are incomplete at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. 

Elza Smothers

Elza Smothers, 88, of Cecilia, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Woodland Terrace Health Care Facility. A native of Hardin County, he was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church and was a farmer. Survivors include a sister, Rosie Jackson of Prospect; and a nephew, Ike Smothers, who cared for him. The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Ernest Smothers officiating. Burial will be in Holbert Cemetery. Visitation begins 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Paul L. Talbert

Paul L. Talbert, 74, of Radcliff, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was retired from the United States Army, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He was retired civil service, Fort Knox. Survivors include his wife, Lou Talbert; a daughter, Karen Seers of Elizabethtown; three sisters, Ruth Hunt of Radcliff, Marie Ehlers of Los Angeles and Ruby Cook of Nashville. The funeral is 1 p.m. Friday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff with the Rev. Mark Terry officiating. Burial in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation is after 6 p.m. today and after noon on Friday at the funeral home. 

Boyce Bruce Wright Sr.

Boyce Bruce Wright Sr., died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Owensboro Mercy Health System. He was manager of American National Life Insurance Company and was a retired farm manger from Ellis Estates. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Wright; his mother, Gwendolyn Wright of Greensburg; a son, Bruce Wright Jr. of Dundee; two daughters, Sharleen Schwartz of Owensboro and Renee Ragland of Glendale; two grandsons, Joshua Wright and Jonathan Wright; two brothers, Hubert Wright and Mitchell Wright, both of Greensburg; four sisters, Wilma Branstetter of Horse Cave, Viva Lyden of Worthington, Ohio, Sue Davis of Greensburg and Brenda Maycher of Indiana, Pa.; six additional grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild. The funeral is 11 a.m. Central time Friday at Glenn Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro. Burial is 2:30 p.m. Central time Friday at Leesville Cemetery in Bonnieville. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central time today and after 9 a.m. Central time on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bellevue Baptist Church Building Fund, 519 West Byers Ave., Owensboro, Ky. 42303. 

Harvey Earl Cundiff

Harvey Earl Cundiff, 57, of Cecilia, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at his residence. He was a native of Hardin County and a member of Yates Chapel Community Church. He was a retired school bus driver for Hardin County Schools for 29 years. He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Elbert Hughes Cundiff; and a sister, Opal Alene Clater. Survivors include his wife, Margie Leavearne Daughtery Cundiff; two daughters, Debbie Sharp of Glendale and Janice Goodman of Cecilia; his mother, Irene Goodman Cundiff of Cecilia; four brothers, Darvin Harold Cundiff and Otis Lee Cundiff, both of Cecilia, Marvin "T.L." Cundiff of Louisville, and Roy Elbert Cundiff of Eastview; a sister, Sue Smallwood of Elizabethtown; and four grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Buddy Brooks and the Rev. Murray Stevenson, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Howevalley Cemetery. Visitation begins at 2:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Coleen Eden

Coleen Eden, 61, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. A native of Perry County, she was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ted Eden; two sons, Sam Eden of Wilmore and Dr. Mike Eden of Lexington; two daughters, Kimberly Eden of Lexington and Carla Kinder of Elizabethtown; a brother, Jessie Back of Hazard; two sisters, Faye Baker of Winchester and Ann Caldwell of Fort Myers, Fla.; and four grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Severns Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Compton officiating. Burial will be in Hardin Memorial Park. Visitation begins 4:30 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Merlin S. "Merl" Kuhlman

Merlin S. "Merl" Kuhlman, 57, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at his residence. He served in the military from 1966 to 1986, retiring from the U.S. Army as a chief warrant officer. He had assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Korea, England, Germany and Italy. His military awards included the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Legion of Merit. He was a realtor, and a member of The Retired Officers Association (TROA), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), CID Agents Association and the FBI National Academy Associates. A life-long Lutheran, he was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Jeffersontown, and a former member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, Md. Survivors include his wife, Donna Jean Kuhlman; a daughter, Michelle J. Kuhlman of Germantown, Md., his mother, Edna Kuhlman of Francis, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Kimberly D. Worsey of Gaithersburg, Md., and Kristi-lyn S. Kelley of Damascus, Md.; a stepson, Bryan R. Morrison of West Chester, Ohio; a brother, Royce D. Kuhlman of Pueblo, Colo; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at the Fort Meyer Chapel in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., with burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation will be at the De Vol Funeral Home in Gaithersburg, Md. Local arrangements were by Dixon-Atwood & Brownfield Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Patty Ann Hensley Scott

Patty Ann Hensley Scott, 89, of Radcliff, formerly of Browder, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She was a homemaker and a member of Island Church of God of Prophecy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Scott; a son, Coumer Scott; a daughter, Medellia Scott; and her parents, Robert and Prusia Hensley. Survivors include four sons, Walter Scott and James Scott, both of Central City, Denny Scott of Rochester, and Archie Scott of Hillsboro, Ohio; four daughters, Lorene Best of Celeste, Texas, Frances Scott of Granite Canon, Wyo., Vada Johnson of Radcliff, and Faye Robertson of Central City; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with the Rev. Carolyn Erwin officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Glenn E. Van Meter Jr.

Glenn E. Van Meter Jr., 70, of Eastview, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. A native of Eastview, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an active member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church for 48 years, serving as Sunday school superintendent for approximately 30 years. He missed only one Sunday being in Sunday school since becoming a member of the church. He served on the Smith Chapel Cemetery Committee for many years and helped oversee the recent enlargement of the cemetery. He retired from Civil Service at Fort Knox in 1985 after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Donley Van Meter, and a daughter, Deborah. Survivors include his wife, Ethleen Johnson Van Meter; two sons, Greg Van Meter and Kent Van Meter of Eastview; a daughter, Lisa Van Meter Brown of Glendale; three sisters, Pauline Van Meter and Venice Eads, both of Elizabethtown and Eunice Price of Versailles; a brother, Howard Van Meter of Eastview; and eight grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Friday at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Garry Jones, officiating and the Rev. Thomas Powell assisting. Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Visitation begins 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Smith Chapel United Methodist Church or the Smith Chapel Cemetery Fund.

Gladys Katherine Risch

Gladys Katherine Risch, 81, of Lebanon Junction, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Norton-Audubon Hospital in Louisville. She was the former Gladys Wheiler, a native of Newark, N.J. She was a retired machine operator for the Micro-Stamping Co. in Maplewood, N.J., and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon Junction. Survivors include a son, Henry Risch of Louisville; a sister, Alice Hunt of Forked River, N.J.; two brothers, Raymond Wheiler of Love Ladies, N.J., and Robert Wheiler of Avon, N.J.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery in Linden, N.J. Kappel Funeral Home in Lebanon Junction is in charge of arrangements.

Penciecoler Williamson

Penciecoler Williamson, 90, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Helmwood Healthcare Center in Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Williamson. Survivors include four sons, Rufus Williamson of Dalton, Ill., Willis H. Williamson of Dayton, Ohio, James Williamson of Dekalb, Miss., and Gilbert Cox of New Jersey; three daughters, Larnie B. Lacey of Candule, Calif., Beverly Jordan of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Bonnie Sanders of Elizabethtown; two sisters, Ruby Mae Gulley of Laurel, Miss., and Pecoler Holmes of Dekalb, Miss.; 27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. The funeral is 1 p.m. Friday at Center Ridge Baptist Church in Dekalb, Miss. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

Ronnie Clayton Wimp

Ronnie Clayton Wimp, 59, of Bowling Green, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at the Bowling Green Medical Center. He was a native of Hardin County and was a mechanic at Wimp’s Garage in Bowling Green for 25 years. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.W. Wimp and Louise Nall Wimp. Survivors include three sons; three daughters; a brother, Wendall M. "Poncho" Wimp of Brandenburg; and three sisters, Mary Lou Harris of Elizabethtown, Leta Gale Yermasek of Ocoee, Tenn., and Karen S. Barton of Terrell, Texas. The funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Nancy Dennison

Nancy Dennison, 67, of Hodgenville, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Norton’s Hospital. She was a housewife. Survivors include her husband, Harlan R. Dennison; three sons, Clyde Dale Cowles, Robert Wayne Canady and William Paul Canady, Sr.; two daughters, Debra Sue Goode and Jonie Marie Canady; two brothers, James Robert Lucas, and Gene Paul Lucas; four sisters, Linda Lucas, Betty Bandy, Donna Lucas and Connie Jo Lucas; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. The funeral is noon Wedndesday at W.G. Hardy Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial will be in Valley Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is today from noon until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Charles E. Luster

Charles E. Luster, 53, of Radcliff, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. 

Edith Plouvier

Edith Plouvier, 82, of Hodgenville, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at the home of her daughter, Karen Hinkle, in Lexington. She was a homemaker and a 40-year member of the LaRue County Homemakers, most recently active in the Tonieville Club. She was a member of Hodgenville United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was honored as LaRue County Mother of the Year in 1991 and as United Methodist Woman of the Year by the UMW of Hodgenville United Methodist Church in 1992. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Edward Plouvier; her parents, Eddie C. and Katherine Kelley; two sisters, Katherine Kelley and Lousie Troxell; and a brother, James Kelley. Survivors include two sons, William Raymond Plouvier of Elizabethtown and Joseph Edward Plouvier of Hodgenville; two daughters, Karen Hinkle of Lexington and Jeanne Osburn of Comstock Park, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Virginia Irving of Creve Coeur, Ill., and Maxine Porter of Evansville, Ind.; six grandchildren; a stepgrandson; and a great-grandson. The funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hodgenville United Methodist Church with burial in Red Hill Cemetery in Hodgenville. Visitation begins 2 p.m. today at Brownfield Funeral Home in Hodgenville and will continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hodgenville United Methodist Church or to a Hospice of the donor’s choice.

Ruth Walker Robinson

Ruth Walker Robinson, 94, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, in Fort Wayne, Ind. A native of Crawford County, Ill., she was elected to the Fayette County School Corp. Education Hall of Fame in 1991. She was a member of the Community Bible Church in Milton and taught Sunday school at Harrisburg Union Church for many years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Kappa Delta Pi education organizations, the Minerva and New Century clubs, and the Fayette County Retired Teachers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Robinson; a son, Donovan Rea Robinson; her parents, Jesse and Minnie Caywood Walker; two brothers, Charles and Gwyn Walker; and a sister, Kathryn Hallaran. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Darell and Marilyn Robinson of Connersville, Ind.; two sisters, Lois DeLay of Elizabethtown and Geneva Webster of Palestine, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Bible Church in Milton, Ind.

Taneshia Shadana Richmond

Taneshia Shadana Richmond, 23, of Radcliff, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at University Hospital in Louisville. She was a student at Lexington Community College and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Radcliff. Survivors include her parents, Byron and Barbara Richmond of Belleville, Ill.; two brothers, Eugene Richmond and Mason Richmond of Belleville, Ill.; her maternal grandparents, Janie and Lee Smith of Panama City, Fla.; and her paternal grandfather, Rufus Richmond. The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Bethal A.M.E. Church in Panama City, Fla., with burial to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation begins 6 p.m. today at Percell & Sons Funeral Home in Elizabethtown and after 1 p.m. Friday at Battle Funeral Home in Panama City, Fla.

Eleanore Eva Sprengler

Eleanore Eva Sprengler, 70, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, in Elizabethtown. She attended Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sprengeler; her mother, Amanda Raichovich; two sisters, Anna Anton and Mary Hauke; and a granddaughter. Survivors include a son, Dale Sprengeler of Elizabethtown; two brothers, Steve Rebich and Peter Rebich, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters, Eva Anton and Viola Mavri, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; and two grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Heartland Church with the Rev. David Waddle and the Rev. Henry White officiating. Burial will be in Youngers Creek Cemetery. Visitation begins at 3:30 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home and will continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Sonya Leah Sprengeler

Sonya Leah Sprengeler, 33, of Elizabethtown, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at University Hospital in Louisville. A native of Hardin County, she was a member of Grace Heartland Church, and a nail technician at New Attitudes. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ashley Denise Sprengeler; her father, Joseph Green Thacker; and a sister, Donna Lynn Mahann. Survivors include her husband, Dale Sprengeler of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Christa Faith Sprengeler of Elizabethtown; her mother, Linda Sherrard of Hodgenville; and a brother, Benjamin Troy Sherrard of Hodgenville. The funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Heartland Church with the Rev. David Waddle and the Rev. Henry White officiating. Burial will be in Youngers Creek Cemetery. Visitation begins at 3:30 p.m. today at Brown Funeral Home and will continue after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. 

June Bright Dunaway

June Bright Dunaway, 82, of Radcliff, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Stovall United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, where she served as Sunday School teacher, was active in the Golden Circle and in Vacation Bible School. She also was employed by Hardin Memorial Hospital during the 1950s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Dunaway; her parents, Lt. Col. Grant T. Bright and Virginia Sullivan Bright Leathers; a sister, Inez Berne Bright; and her stepparents, I.A. Leathers and Beulah Ford Bright. Survivors include three sons, Robert Dunaway and David Dunaway, both of Elizabethtown, and Clayton Dunaway of Radcliff; a brother, Grant Bright of Alpharetta, Ga.; a sister, Myra Stone of Radcliff; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stovall United Methodist Church in Radcliff with the Rev. Carline Brown and the Rev. Ken Jesse officiating. Burial will be in Stovall United Methodist Church Cemetery in Radcliff. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Stovall Cemetery Fund, 949 Rogersville Road, Radcliff, KY 40160.

Wanda R. Havlicek

Wanda R. Havlicek, 59, of Webster, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her residence. A native of Dayton, Ohio, she was a homemaker and a member of Clifton Mills Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Jasper Mays. Survivors include her husband, Robert Havlicek; her mother, Mary Mays of Webster; a daughter, Monica Acob of Rineyville; a sister, Charlotte Jones of Webster; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. The funeral is 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Clifton Mills Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Meredith officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Irvington. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. today at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington.

John Lee Walker

John Lee Walker, 98, of Hodgenville, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was a deacon of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Green County. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Bennett Walker; his second wife, Ora Vaughn Walker; a stepdaughter, Hazel Allen; and two brothers, Clyde Walker and Roscoe Walker. Survivors include a son, Orville Walker of Madisonville; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dixon-Rogers-Funeral Home in Magnolia with the Rev. Leslie Jewell officiating. Burial will be in the Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation is after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pauline ‘Polly’ Thurman White

Pauline "Polly" Thurman White, 81, of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at NHC Health Care. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Parker and Nancy Hayes, both of Pulaski, and Martha Daughtry of Radcliff; two sisters, Pearl Rose of Campbellsville and Azalea Hamsley of Elkton; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. today at Carr and Erwin Chapel in Tennessee. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to American Cancer Society.

Joseph Russell Carroll ’Bucky’ Phelps

Joseph Russell Carroll "Bucky" Phelps, 55, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Norton Healthcare in Louisville. A native of Hardin County, he had been a forestry technician at Fort Knox for 20 years and was a member of the Cen-Ken, ASA, TSOA, KHSAA and MKOA umpire and referee associations. He was an elder, deacon, trustee and bus driver for First Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Covy Russell Phelps Jr. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Logsdon Phelps; a son, Jeffrey Stuart Phelps; a daughter, Andrea Phelps Wyatt; his mother, Frances Pence Phelps; a sister, Jacqueline Phelps; and one grandson. The funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Buzbee officiating. Burial will be in North Hardin Memorial Gardens in Radcliff. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

Mary Beams Redin

Mary Beams Redin, 90, of Hodgenville, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at the Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem, Ind. She was a housewife and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Redin. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The funeral is 1:30 p.m. today at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville with the Rev. Bill Cannon officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in White City. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Earl Thomas ‘Tommy’ Williams

Earl Thomas "Tommy" Williams, 49, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville. He was an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reno Brooks Williams and Elizabeth Vinson VanMeter, and a sister, Alice Nall. Survivors include a son, Todd Williams of Custer; two daughters, Katrina Hale of Rough River and Kim Williams of Cecilia; two brothers, John Williams of Custer and Wayne Williams of Cecilia; five sisters, Martha Jeanie Coppersmith, Judy Thomas and Betty Lyon, all of Elizabethbethtown, Frances Dunn of Cecilia and Brenda McCamish of Custer; and two grandchildren. The funeral is 2 p.m. Monday at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Murray Stevenson Jr. officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Meeting Creek Baptist Cemetery in Eastview. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Tommy Williams Funeral Fund, in care of Manakee Funeral Home.

Delmas ‘Sug’ Wright

Delmas "Sug" Wright, 88, of Muldraugh, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was a member of Muldraugh Baptist Church and was retired from Louisville Gas and Electric Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Wright; a son, Walter Wright; and a daughter, Doris Jean Wright. Survivors include a son, Jim Wright of Louisville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral is 1 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Radcliff. Burial will be in Garnettsville Cemetery in Muldraugh. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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