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WILLIAM CHESTER EDWARDS III, 78, of Louisville passed on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. William was born in Louisville, was Musician by trade and was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife Susan Hillerich; and his parents William and Lula Edwards.

Left to cherish his memory is his son Adam Edwards (Kyla Phillips); his granddaughter Meadow Juliana Edwards; brother Michael Edwards (Linda); sister Diane Bromwell; he is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 2-8 pm at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home Jeffersontown 10600 Taylorsville Rd. His Funeral Mass will be 10 am, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church 6500 St. Bernadette Ave. Burial will be private at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana.

Joe D. Fields 72, of Louisville passed away Friday, February 5, 2021. He was a retired driver with UPS, Navy USS Constellation Viet Nam Era Veteran, member of Grace Community Baptist Church, proud graduate of Fairdale Class of 1966, NMRA-Division 8, Eagle Scout & Adult Leader with Boys Scouts of America.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Fields & son Alan Fields. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 37 years Sue, daughter, Tammy M. Boutiette (Todd), son, Jonathan Fields (Sarah), mother, Laura E. Fields, granddaughters, Rosalie & Lillian Fields & grandson, Tobias Fields, sisters Rebecca Buskill & Minnie Carlisle. Joe is also survived by several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Visitation for Joe will be 11am-1pm Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Grace Community Baptist Church 7300 National Turnpike Louisville, KY 40214. Funeral service will be at 1pm at the church with burial in Mt. Holly Cemetery, Fairdale KY

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Down Syndrome of Louisville or donors favorite charity.

Cecil J. Smith, Jr., November 14-1938-December 24, 2020, died from complications of Parkinson’s disease and COVID-19 while in the loving care of the Louisville VA Medical Center hospice team.

The youngest son of Dr. Cecil J. and Helen FitzSimmons Smith, he spent his early years in Pasadena, California and at San Juan Capistrano beach. Later the family moved to the St. Louis area, where Cecil began working the newspaper business.

Drafted into the U.S. Army, he was trained as a photographer and served at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he met and married Martha Spanyer in 1963.

In 1965, Cecil took the job of editor of the Salem Leader and Salem Democrat newspapers, a career he enjoyed until his retirement in 2000.

Cecil collected model trains and railroad equipment in a private museum for many years, and donated much of his collection to start The Depot Museum at the John Hay Center in Salem. From the opening in 2001, he led a mostly volunteer team to expand and improve the museum, and enjoyed serving as volunteer stationmaster for 18 years. Cecil was an active member of St Patrick Church. He has served as a Eucharistic Lay Minister, a Reader, a Parish Council Member and most recently a Greeter.

Cecil also served on the Salem tree board, parks and recreation board, the economic development commission and the urban enterprise association board. He was a past president of the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association, past president of the Salem Rotary Club, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the American Legion. In 2010, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and Volunteer of the Year by the Washington County Historical Society.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Fr. Alberic Smith, OFM, and a granddaughter: Betsie Bussert. He is survived by his wife, Martha, and four children, Jennifer (Mark) Olesh, Sharon (Jess) Bussert, John (Jane) Smith, and Paul (Barbara) Smith. Also 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and his other brother, Arthur Smith (Norma). Cecil was able to live at home throughout his long struggle with Parkinson’s disease because of the care provided by many helpers, nurse, family and friends. Deserving special mention is Jack Hudkins, RN, who provided professional, compassionate and reliable care for the past year.

Fr. Henry Tully celebrated a private Mass of Christian burial at St. Patrick Church, on December 29, 2020. A public celebration of life will be held some time in summer, 2021.

The family requests no flowers please since there is no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Community Foundation or charity of donor’s choice.

John Kelly died at age 91 on October 4, leaving what he often called “Happy Valley” and a family deeply mourning the loss of a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a Professional Engineer and had varied hobbies and interests, especially spending time with family and friends. He was a firm believer in good health and lots of laughter. John was born in 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, to Patrick and Mary Brennock Kelly. The family moved to Baltimore and then settled in Philadelphia, which was his home for many decades. His mother died in 1940, leaving behind six children. After graduating from West Catholic High School in 1946, he went to sea as a merchant marine, which took him on many adventures around the world. He served in the US Army and graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1962, he married Helen Yurick. John and Helen moved to Huntsville, Alabama, where he worked as an engineer with a Redstone Arsenal division that later became NASA. In Huntsville, he and Helen started a family. In 1966, the family moved to Louisville where he worked for General Electric and then the Naval Ordnance Station. A great bicycling enthusiast, John was a longtime member of the Louisville Bicycle Club and the Southern Indiana Wheelman Association. A pioneer in bicycle commuting, he rode over 20 miles daily to and from work for nearly 25 years. He took on many challenging rides throughout the region, and notably rode across the state of Iowa (with the RAGBRAI ride) 25 times. He was also a lifelong lover of trains and active in the local model railroad club. In his later years, he joined the local "Esselstyn Support Group," a group that gathered regularly to support members who followed a strict vegan diet. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen, brother Vincent, sisters Marie Donlan and Margaret Roehre and is survived by siblings Patricia O’Neill and Paul. He is also survived by his son James Kelly (Elizabeth Kramer) of Louisville; daughters Maura Bosbyshell (Wil) of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Julie White (Randy) of Mason, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Clara and Rawley White of Mason, Ohio, and, Allen Bosbyshell of Chicago, Illinois. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Visitation is Sat., Oct 10th, at 10:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Both are to be held at the Church of the Ascension, 4600 Lynbrook Drive. The visitation is a drop-in event, and to promote COVID safety, you are welcome to attend either or both. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Online condolences at highlandsfuneralhome.com.

Charles John Fackler, 73, of Louisville, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 16, 2020, at the Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center.
Charlie was born September 12, 1946 to the late John C. and Marie Fackler. Charlie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pamela S. Fackler; three children, John, Jeffrey (Lisa), and Jill Guthrie; and four grandchildren. He was a member of Southeast Christian Church and involved in Boy Scout Troop 40 for many years as an assistant scout master. Charlie was a member of the National Model Railroader Assoc., the K & I Model Railroad Club, and the L & N Historical Society. He was an accomplished Master Model Railroader. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205. A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held at 11 am at the funeral home with visitation an hour before the service. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Final words and military salute will be held at noon at the Pavilion at Resthaven. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and CNAs at the Inpatient Care Center for their dedication to the living at end of life and especially for the care that Charlie/Dad/Papaw received. Expressions of sympathy may be given in the form of a donation to The K&I Model Railroad Club, P.O. Box 192, Buckner, KY 40010; or to Boy Scout Troop 40, c/o St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd., Louisville, KY 40205.

Thurman J. "Joe" Vetter Louisville 78, 11-Jun, JB Ratterman & Sons Funerals & Family Cremation Care. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in Courier-Journal from Jun. 11 to Jun. 12, 2020.

John "Jack" Diehl Louisville - John "Jack" Diehl, 85 of Louisville, passed away on Thursday, July 11th, 2019.
Jack was a member of Immanuel UCC, Sunset and Boaz Masonic Lodge, Louisville Scottish Rite and Kosair Shrine. He also belonged to NMRA Division 8 and the KMI Railroad. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sylvia Diehl. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley Johnson, several nieces and nephews, his special cousins and his relatives in Germany. Visitation will be Monday, July 15th from 2-8PM with Masonic Services at 7pm at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. Funeral service will be 11am Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers donations can be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ or Kosair Charities.

Robert J. Cline, March 9, 2019.
Life Member, Madison, IN, Mr. Cline was 92 years old. Mr. Cline joined as a life member January 1, 1951.

Raymond "Ray" Rohmann
passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the age of 81.

He was a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Goldsmith Lane Campus. He was also an active member of Division 8 of the National Model Railroad Association, the Boy Scouts of America at St. Elizabeth, a former member of Assumption Council Knights of Columbus, and a US Army Veteran. Ray's hearty laugh and love for life will be missed by many.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Brenda Rohmann, as well as several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Toni Rohmann (Miller); his son, Brian Rohmann (Stacy); his daughter, Beverly Rohmann; and grandsons, Gabe and Luke Rohmann.

Visitation will be Friday, August 24 from 2:00 to 8:00 at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road. A funeral mass in his honor will be Saturday at 10:00 at St. John Paul II, Goldsmith Lane Campus, 3521 Goldsmith Lane. Burial to follow in St. Michael Cemetery.

Charles Lewis Hansen
died peacefully on May 3, 2018. He was born to Cora Jane and John Victor Hansen on June 16, 1924, in Colorado Springs, CO. The family moved to Wichita, KS, when he was 4. He attended North High School and studied violin and viola. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Force. Sergeant Hansen was instructor and crew chief at Boca Raton Army Air Field, the radar training facility. After the war, he moved to California. He married Yvonne Moore of Wichita, KS, in 1946. They began a family while he attended California College of Arts and Crafts, earning his B.A.Ed in 1953 and M.F.A. in 1954. He worked as an art director and commercial artist at advertising agencies such as McCann Erickson, in addition to being self-employed. The family came to Louisville in 1967.

Charles was passionate about many hobbies: music, fishing, painting, model trains, computers, family history, politics. He was active in the Unitarian church. A devoted husband and family man, he and Yvonne recently celebrated their 70th anniversary. Charles will be greatly missed for his quick wit, articulate English, and incisive opinions. Survivors include Yvonne, children Kathryn, Christine, Eric, Laura, Ingrid, and Charles, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Road, June 16 at 11 a.m. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Hoshyar Foundation 'Educate Girls for a Better World' at hoshyar.org.

John Charles Bowman
New Albany, Indiana - John Charles Bowman, 81, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. The son of the late William T. and Minnie V. (Shetter) Bowman, John was born July 15, 1936 in New Albany. He was a 1955 graduate of New Albany High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and retired from Colgate after 30 years of service. John was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in New Albany, the Masonic Lodge 39 in New Albany, the Division 8 Model Railroad Club, and the LCL Model Train Club.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Rissler Bowman; daughter, Linda Robison (David); grandsons, Robert and Joshua Cobb; and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 3 pm ~ 8 pm Thursday and after 10 am Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. His Funeral Service will be 12:00 pm Friday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel with private burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com. Published in The Courier-Journal on Mar. 21, 2018

Bruce A. Goreham, 75, of Carmel, IN, passed away October 9, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL on July 30, 1942, son of Arthur and Frieda Abuya Goreham.

Bruce was a graduate of the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked at LanTech for a number of years before retiring from General Electric as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer.

Bruce was a veteran of the US Navy, having served as Lt. Commander in Nuclear Engineering. Bruce also served as an elder for many years at Meadowview Presbyterian Church. Bruce enjoyed model railroading and was a member of the National Model Railroad Association and the Kentuckiana Society of "N" Scalers. Bruce was a longtime member of the Boy Scouts of America and continued to be strong supporter.

Survivors include his devoted wife, Martha Hefelfinger Goreham, whom he married on October 21, 1967; son, Keith Michael Goreham, his wife, Rachel Leigh Goreham; grandsons, Arthur William Goreham, Daniel Paul Goreham and Benjamin Michael Goreham; brother, Barry Goreham and his wife, Barbara Goreham and their daughters Katherine Finn and Amy Goreham.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 pm on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Cornerstone Lutheran Church, 4850 E. Main Street, Carmel with a time of visitation beginning at 3 pm. The inurnment will follow in the Columbarium.

In memory of Bruce, donations may be given to the Presbyterian Church, USA, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700. Envelopes will be available at the service.

Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements

Ivan Wesley Baugh 83, beloved parent, musician, and educator, died on Friday, September 1, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ivan was a native of Louisville. He graduated from Louisville Baptist High School, then earned a Bachelor of Arts at Mississippi College (Clinton, Mississippi) in 1954, where he met his wife, Jean Greer. After serving as minister of music and religious education at Southside Estates Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, from 1954-1956, Ivan returned to Louisville to earn his Master of Sacred Music degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1958 while also serving as minister of music at Victory Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville. He served as minister of music at Winter Park Baptist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1958-1959 before moving to Meridian, Mississippi, to serve as minister of music at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

In 1961 Ivan began his teaching career at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, where he served as associate professor until 1967. He conducted the choral program in addition to teaching voice and organ at Howard Payne, concurrently serving as minister of music at First Baptist Church, Early, Texas, and subsequently at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church in Brownwood. He began postgraduate music studies at the University of Texas (Austin) in 1965, moving to Austin in 1967 to continue his studies while serving as teaching associate with Dr. Morris Beachy and conducting the Longhorn Singers. Ivan also served as minister of music at Highland Park Baptist Church in Austin. He accepted a post as Assistant Professor of Music at Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1969, before returning to Louisville to settle permanently in 1971.

Upon his return to Louisville, Ivan began exploring his passion for quality education of all ages of students. He taught private voice lessons while completing his certification to teach in the Jefferson County Public Schools, where he served from 1971-1996. He also served as minister of music at Hurstbourne Baptist Church from 1973-1975. He completed his studies for Rank I at the University of Louisville in 1974. Ivan taught music at Thomas Jefferson High School, Carrithers Middle School, and Crosby Middle School before becoming fascinated with computers. After completing his Education Specialist in Computer Science from Spalding College in 1988, Ivan became a computer resource teacher for JCPS, from which position he retired in 1996. Ivan also taught both undergraduate and graduate level computer courses as adjunct professor at Bellarmine University from 1989-2002. In his retirement letter, he commented that he wasn’t feeling the years so much as he was feeling the miles!

Ivan served as choral clinician for many schools, regions, and churches in Florida, Mississippi, Texas, and Kentucky, 1958—1986. He was an adjudicator for choral festivals in schools and churches in Mississippi, Texas, and Kentucky, 1958—1986, as well as performing as tenor soloist with the Greenville (Mississippi) Symphony Orchestra in 1970. He served as middle school music chairman for the Kentucky Music Educators Association 1982-1984 and contributed articles to the Bluegrass Music News. As computer specialist, Ivan served as educational technical consultant to the State Department of Education in Kentucky as well as international consultant to schools in Barbados and Jamaica. He was a selected participant in Vision Technology Enriched Schools Tomorrow in 1990 and the U.S. Department of Energy National Information Infrastructure Education Forum in 1993 and was a frequent presenter in his fields from 1982 on. He co-authored the book, Making Math Magic Happen Using the Best of Learning and Leading with Technology, which was published in 2003.

Ivan applied this same enthusiasm and dedication to his hobbies of model railroading and genealogy. He served as mid-central region secretary and webmaster for the National Model Railroad Association from 2002-2008 in addition to serving as editor of The Pie Card, Division 8 Model Railroad Association 1990-1997 and 2002-2004. His travels frequently included train museums and even a few train trips, which he thoroughly enjoyed, and he spent a great deal of time planning and working on his model train layouts.

An indefatigable researcher, Ivan became fascinated with tracing family history while living in Brownwood, and he continued this work throughout his life, traveling frequently to collect further information. He presented on numerous occasions at the Kentucky Genealogical Society and wrote numerous articles for Kentucky Ancestors (publication of the Kentucky History Society) and Lines and By-Lines (publication of the Louisville Genealogical Society in addition to publishing his book, John and Elizabeth Taylor Baugh, his roots and their legacy, in 2009. He established and maintained the Baugh Family Branches website to share his available information with interested family members and fellow researchers. After moving to Magnolia Springs in 2015, Ivan regularly taught a class on genealogy to share his passion with his fellow residents. He constantly updated his knowledge of the online tools available to continue his research as well as communicating with his fellow researchers and family members both local and distant.

Ivan occasionally subbed as church organist, continuing to enjoy playing in his retirement years. He served for several years as webmaster for several sites, including the Plainview Residents Association and Broadway Baptist Church. He actively volunteered for six years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. His first “little brother” commented in an interview about Ivan’s youthful approach to life.

Ivan was a member of the National Education Association, Kentucky Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, Phi Mu Alpha, Kentucky Retired Teacher Association, Louisville Genealogical Society, Kentucky Genealogical Society, Kentucky History Society, International Society of Technology in Education, and the National Model Railroad Association. He was also a member of Broadway Baptist Church. In 1983 he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel.

Ivan was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Greer Baugh, and his parents, Paul Franklin Baugh and Anna Gagel Baugh.

He is survived by his children, Grace Baugh-Bennett (Lawrence) and David Baugh (Michelle); his sisters, Patsy Ensminger (Bill Craigmyle) and Alice Brandon; a brother, Glenn Baugh (Gloria); a brother-in-law, Leroy “Lee” Cantrel; grandson, Caleb Baugh; step-grandchildren, Megan, Sarah and Julia Husted and Christopher Lopez; and great-grandson, Luka Lopez; two nephews, four nieces, and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Broadway Baptist Church (date and time to be determined). Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the organ fund at Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

JERRY G. ASHLEY, 66, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014.
Jerry was a retired terminal operator for Chevron USA and was a member of the K & I Train Club and the National Model Railroad Association. One of his greatest accomplishments was that he was a Master Model Railroader.

Preceding him in death were his wife Mary E. "Beth" Ashley and his parents Gardner and Dorothy Cornett Ashley.

He is survived by his children, Reid G. Ashley (Heather) and Erin Scott (Shane); three grandsons; two granddaughters; his siblings, J. D. Ashley (Nell), Mildred Stone (J. B.) and Velma Pigman (Guy).

Friends and family are invited to a memorial visitation for Jerry from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kosair Charities.

CAMPBELLSVILLE - REID, JONNIE C., 81, died May 27, 2014,
"Colonel" Johnnie Reid, Division 8's founder and first superintendent, has passed away at the age of 81. You younger NMRA members may not have heard of Johnnie Reid, but this brings back a lot of memories for us older ones. Many Kentuckians hold commissions as Kentucky Colonels, but Johnnie's flamboyant white coats, string ties, and bourbon were famous at NMRA Regional and National conventions. Always slightly outrageous, Johnnie and the late Dean Freytag of Ashland Ohio smoked big cigars, threw late-night parties, and promoted MCR and Louisville to the model railroading world at large. Day or night, these two enjoyed making a scene -- one of their favorite stunts was going to breakfast and then asking if grits were served. If they were not, Johnnie would go into a rant about the lack of civilization among the Yankees. However, if they WERE available, Dean, a Colonel in the US Army Reserve, would boom out how the South was ruining America. Their stunts at National Conventions were legendary -- for example, they once told the builder of the seventh Chama coaling tower to arrive that the National Model Contest could only take six. Another time, flying to a National at Seattle, they got the stewardesses bombed on Rebecca Ruth bourbon balls.

Here at home (Johnnie worked for LG&E), Johnnie was very important to Division 8. Not only was he a founding member of the Division in 1966 (along with Dwight Swayzee, Charlie Williams, and Chet Miles), but he had previously laid the groundwork at Region and National for our division to be recognized. Johnnie was the Division's first superintendent, and served one or more times later. Johnnie had firm ideas of how the division should be run, and once told me "the purpose of a division business meeting is business". Johnnie did not please "all of the people all of the time" because he was ready and willing to hammer anyone with Roberts Rules of Order. Further, you could not win an argument with Johnnie, because he just got louder and louder until you quit -- perhaps an artifact of his days as a Marine Corps Captain during Korea.

In any case, Johnnie was a talented modeler, and in O Scale; his father had been an O Scaler. His home railroad here on Texas Avenue was the 3-foot Columbia and Oneida (Columbia KY, across the line into Oneida TN) and his locomotive fleet was mostly slightly modified On3 Rio Grande brass imports. Johnnie took prizes at the Regional and National level -- particularly fine were a narrow gauge baggage car including a coffin, and an On3 business car -- its kitchen had a sink with a removable rubber stopper. Johnnie retired some years ago and moved back to his mother's farm near Campbellsville KY. We know he was still building models and had a layout project going, but I never got to see it. Now, wherever he is, he and Dean are probably raising cane and enjoying model railroading.

HAGER, RAYMOND V., 92, passed away Thursday February 20, 2014 at the Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, KY. Mr. Hager was retired from the D & W Sales Co., a member of Ninth & O Baptist Church, and a Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Marie Hager; a daughter, Donna Rae Davis; and a great-grandson, Kohnrad Prater. He is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Mellenkamp and Rita Kay Davis; a son, Keith Hager; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Mary Lee Parker. His funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Monday in the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd., with interment to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday.
JACKSON, TILDEN HENDRICKS "JACK" JR., 91, of Louisville, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Klondike Manor. Born in Louisville, Jack was a real estate broker for Jackson Realty and a member of the Model Railroad Club Division 8, and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Donald Stiles (Frances). Jack is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jean Stiles Jackson; nephew, Donald D. Stiles (Debbie); and niece, Susan Stiles Davenport. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes, 508 Breckenridge Lane, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Highlands Funeral Home has been entrusted with Jack's arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Model Railroad Club Division 8, 7305 Ticonderoga Dr., Louisville, KY 40214 or to WHAS Crusade for Children.
KEELING, CHARLES G., 96, of Louisville passed away December 13, 2013 at Norton Pavilion Hosparus Unit. He was born February 27, 1917 in Louisville to the late Charles M. and Katherine Lindig Keeling. He was a lifelong member of the old St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church at Brook St. and Broadway. Charles is a current member of the merged Bethel St. Paul Church.

Charles graduated from Ahrens Trade School. He was retired from Roller Die and Forming Company after many years of service. Charles also worked at the old Army Ammunition Plant, Fehr's Brewery and Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the National Model Railroaders Association - Division Eight and enjoyed building model trains and attending the conventions and meetings with all of his great friends.

Charles was very active in the church's senior group and bible study.

Charles is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Heft Keeling, who passed away in 2007; his parents; and brother, Leslie Keeling.

He is survived by his daughters, Carol Ruth Huffman and her husband Ron and Barbara Jean Fisher and her husband Bill; three grandchildren, Kimberley Bayse, Chip Huffman (Ginger) and Chad Huffman; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Bayse, Jordyn Florkey (Ryan), McClaine and Monroe Huffman; great-great-grandchildren, Austin and Breylan Florkey and one on the way.

Charles will be truly missed by all that loved and respected him, especially his nieces and nephews and his longtime friends and acquaintances.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evergreen Funeral Home, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to Division Eight, MCR, NMRA, Box 99041, Louisville, KY 40269, Depot Railroad Museum, 206 South College Ave, Salem, IN 47167, or Bethel St. Paul Church, 4004 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=charles-g- keeling&pid=168541544&fhid=10936#sthash.BY3pG3j7.dpuf

NEW ALBANY - Harrington, James E., 86, lifelong resident of New Albany, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. He was a proud United States Navy veteran that served duringWorld War II. Jim retired from the Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville and enjoyed working on model trains. He was born on March 26, 1927 in New Albany to the late Edward J. and Charlotte H. (Foust) Harrington. He was also preceded in death by his son, Scott Harrington; stepson, Hans Christiansen; brothers, Mickey, Donald "Hank" Harrington, and Lee Dowdle. Jim is survived by his loving wife of almost 32 years, Janine (Banasiak) Harrington; stepdaughters, Linda and Julianna Christiansen; and grandson, Stefan Jensen. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). His funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel at the funeral home with burial and military honors to follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Floyd County Humane Society (PO Box 1134, New Albany, IN 47151). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.
ASHLEY, MARY ELIZABETH "BETH," 66, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013. She was the former Beth Waldner and was a former program analyst for Humana. Her parents, Francis Earl and Jean Walker Waldner preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Ashley; son, Reid Ashley (Heather); daughter, Erin Scott (Shane); siblings, Frank Waldner (Lin), Dennis Waldner (Cindy), Paul Waldner (Kitty) and Gina Kern (Jerry) and five grandchildren. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial visitation will be held at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
BARMORE, BARRY WALLACE, 70, died March 16, 2013 from leukemia. Barry was born December 29, 1942, to O.E. and Mildred Barmore. He retired from LG&E after 32 years. Barry was strong, determined, generous, loyal and extremely courageous. Barry is survived and loved by his brother, Terry; son, Mark; daughter-in-law, Carly; very special grandson, Ben; and wife, LaDoris. At Barry's request, his body was donated to the University of Louisville School of Medical Sciences with no funeral or visitation. Published in The Courier-Journal on March 19, 2013

FLUKE, BILL, 60, of Crestwood, KY, a fireworks aficionado, died Saturday, December 29, 2012.

A native of Ohio, he was known as "Uncle Bill" for his Independence Day fireworks in Briar Hill. He was sales VP at Industrial Belting & Transmission and president of River City Radio Controllers. He planned RCRC's annual model aircraft show-- Wings for Kids -- to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital, raising more than $144,000 to date. He liked Harleys, Ohio State football, World War II aircraft and Lionel model trains. He enjoyed building model planes and woodworking. Survivors include his wife, Judy; his children, Chris and Becky; and many family and friends. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Crestwood United Methodist. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Friday at Stoess Funeral Home. Memorials to the , Kosair Children's Hospital Foundation and DonateLife.net.

HOGAN, GREGORY, 57, died Monday, January 23, 2012.
A welder for Vogt Ice (Henry Vogt Machine Co.) for 39 years. He enjoyed collecting model trains and cars, was a member of Divison 8 Model Railroad Club, NMRA and the NRA. He was born June 18, 1954 to Robert and Jerema Wilson Hogan.

Survivors include son, Brian Hogan; daughter, Carissa Hogan; and brother, Glen Hogan.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Thursday with services at 6 p.m. at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4400 Dixie Hwy.

Robert Leo "Bob" Brown Sr.
BROWN, ROBERT "BOB" LEO SR., 79, of Louisville, passed away peacefully Monday, January 9, 2012.

Bob graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1950. Bob was a member of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church, Kyana Antique Auto Club, Knights of Columbus and Division 8 Model Railroad Club. He retired from the City of Louisville where he spent his early career as the print shop director and enjoyed working in graphics for the Zoo prior to retirement. He owned and operated Bob Brown Enterprizes.

Bob's passing was preceded by the passing of an infant son, Jude Thaddeus; his parents, Paul Raymond and Jennie Rose Brown; and two brothers, Eugene and Joseph Brown.

He is survived by his wife, Leonilda (Nell) Kluesner; his children, Robert Brown, Jr., Paul Brown II, Leonilda and Randy Jamison, NaomiRose and Curtis Paulin, Joseph Brown, II, John and Marcia Brown II and Donna Campbell; grandchildren, Andrew, McCauley and Alexander Paulin, Lacie Buchter, Jordan, Chase, Jonathan, Madison, Paige and Bryce Brown, Austin Beavers and Josie Powell; sisters, Dorothy Meaney and Margaret Johnson (Louie).

His funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church followed by a celebration of Bob's life at St. Louis Bertrand, O'Brien Hall. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. A Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Bob Brown to St. Xavier High School for Student Assistance or St. Louis Bertrand Maintenance Fund.

BATES, ALAN L., 88, passed away on January 1, 2012
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired Naval Architect.
Alan was chosen to make renovations of the steamer "Avalon" into the "Belle of Louisville". He served as first mate on the Belle for a number of years and received his masters license. He designed the steamboat "Natchez" and is known as an expert on steamboats throughout the world. Alan was a founder of the Howard Steamboat Museum, a member of the Model Railroad Club, the German American Club, Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, and a columnist for the "Waterways Journal" in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rita Aschbacher; daughters, Patricia Cooley, Catherine Atcher (Mark), Barbara Koehler (Steve); son, Lawrence Bates; sister, Dorothy C. Cheney; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen.

Highlands Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 E. Market, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

A party in celebration of his life will be held in the future.

SMITH, JOHN K., 80, died Monday, May 23, 2011.
He was retired from Ford, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church, National Model Railroad Association and Belles and Beaus Square Dance Club, and enjoyed UK athletics. He is survived by his wife, the former Wilma Nichter; daughters, Karen Phillips (James) and Janet Kopp (Jeffrey); grandchildren, Casey and Zack Phillips, Sarah Dean, and Emily, Katie and Ben Kopp; great-grandchild, Keaton Dean; and sister, Shirley Ann Smith. His funeral is 11a.m. Friday at Beulah Presbyterian Church, 6701 Bardstown Road, with burial in Penn Run Memorial Park. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road Memorial gifts: his church memorial fund or Hosparus.
WILLIAM ‘BILL’ REDDING, October 2, 2010
Funeral services for William “Bill” Redding, 75, of New Albany, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1535 Slate Run Road, New Albany, with Bishop Ray Hebert officiating. He died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at Autumn Woods Health Center.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years Dolores Cominsky Redding; a son, Matt Roberts and wife, Sara; a daughter, Dr. Melissa Reisinger and husband, Dr. Pat Reisinger; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Redding and Emma Redding Shaw, a son, Clinton Mayfield, and a brother and sister.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Spring Valley Funeral Service, New Albany one hour prior to the service Monday, at the church. The family asks in lieu of flowers memorials may be given to The Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary Fund.
HUNT, EVANS T. JR. "ET," 65, passed away February 5, 2010, at home, surrounded by family, after a brief, hard-fought battle against brain cancer. Evans was retired from IBM after 32-1/2 years. After retiring he worked for Lightyear Network Solutions, LLC. for nine years, and then Louisville Orthopedic Clinic for two years. One of Evans' greatest pleasures was trains of all kinds. Evans was a kind, friendly, gentle, and thoughtful person who would do anything in the world for anyone. He always had a positive and upbeat outlook on life, and it continued even during his illness. Evans is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda (Augustus) Hunt, daughter, Denise Cox, son, Timothy T. Hunt, brother, William L. Hunt, grandson's Dallas Cox, and Dustin Cox, "adopted" grandchildren Cazza Jo Cox (Dallas), Mariah Moore Minor, Ryan Minor, Lindsey and Tyler Risen, and "adopted" daughter, Jennifer Risen. Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 2-6 p.m. at the Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation, 4012 Dupont Circle, Suite 411, Louisville, KY 40207.
MONTGOMERY, RONALD, 66, of Louisville passed away Thursday April 16, 2009 at Audubon Hospital. He was a retired teacher for the Jefferson County Board of Education, a member of the KY & IN Model Railroad Club and the National Model Railroad Association. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn Flener Montgomery; daughter, Terri Schwartz (Chris); grandchildren, Christian and Abby; aunt, Brenda Disponett (Dave); cousin, Lois Ann Hyatt (Todd); aunt, Lois Hawkins; and uncle, Edward Hawkins. His funeral service will be 11a.m. Monday at Pearson Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home 12900 Shelbyville Road, with burial in Lawrenceburg Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. until service time Monday. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Kentucky Organ Donors Association.
EDWARD R. TASMAN, 86, of Louisville passed away, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Sts. Mary & ElIzabeth Hospital. He was a native of Rockling Co., NY and a retired cartpgrapher for the Defense Mapping agency. He was a Navy Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the National Association of Federal Retired Employes. Edward is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marilyn E. Willis Tasman; daughter, Candice Varley; grandchildren, Ian Varley (Jill), and Bryn Hollenback (Corey); step-children, Barbara Sue Jacobs and Robert L. Jacobs; and stepgranddaughter Megan Jacobs. Cremation was chosen. There is no funeral service at this time. Expressions of sympathy may go to the Louisville Zoo.
BARCLAY, ROLLA ORIN, "R,O,: 86, died Monday, 5-30-2005 Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. Thursday.
William E. "Bill" Murta Jr., 74, of Louisville, died Saturday, June 12, 2004. He was born November 4, 1929, the son of William E. Sr. and Catherine H. Murta. He was a Marine corps veteran of the Korean War, retired from K&I Terminal Railroad/Norfolk -Southern Rallroad after 42, years of service and a 30-year member of AA. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Retha; sons, Martin and John; daughters, Kathy and Karen; a brother, " James N.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grand. children. ' His body was donated to the University of Louisville Medical School. A memorial service will be held at a later date. - Memorial gifts may go to Hospice of Louisville or AA.
NORTON, ROBERT C., 83, of Louisville, died Mouday, August 23, 2004, at his residence. He was a native of Minneapolis, MN, and formerly of Kankakee IL. He was a retired employee of Illinois Central Railroad, a member of Highview Baptist Church, United Transportation Union and the Division 8 National Model Railroad Association, a lifetime member of Bradley VFW Post and a veteran ofthe Navy Seabees during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Cassandra Miller Norton; sons, Michael Norton of California and Richard and Gerald Norton, both of Illinois; daughter, Candace Emery of Illinois; stepson, James Norton of Illinois; stepdaughters, Judith WilIhoyt of Illinois and Patricia Geis of Florida; brother, Donald Norton of Minnesota; 42 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. . Friday at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd., with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Highlands. Memorial gifts may be made to Highview Baptist Church.
GEORGE HAMBAUGH SR. 77, died Tuesday 7-15-2003 morning at his residence in New Albany. He was born In Clark County, IN, to the late Roscoe Hambaugh and Lydla Pearl Mayfield Hambaugh. George was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy. He was the head soap boiler at Colgate Palmolive for over 34 years. He was a member of VFW Post #3281, American Legion post #28, National Model Railroad Association, the USS Brown Reunion Committee and the Goldwing Riders Association. He Is survived by his wife, Maxine Linton Hambaugh, and his six children, Janice Pierce, Jerry Hambaugh, Marlon Hambaugh Fischer, Beverly Sue Hambaugh, Bonnie Wright and Robin Hambaugh. He was preceded in death by his son, George G. Hambaugh Jr. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Generations Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane In New Albany. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with entombment to follow In Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern Indiana.
GORDON L. BROWN, 84, of Louisville, died Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at his home. He was the retired owner of the former Doll Lumber company. He served his country during World War II as a captain in the US Army Air Forces and was a member of Broadway Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Coleman Brown; two daughters, Judith Brown of Louisville and Deborah Conway of Whiteville, NC; one stepson, Robert Philip Coleman of Montgomery, AL; three stepdaughters, Elizabeth Scheurer of Cincinnati, OH, Margo Miller of Tallahassee, FL, and Susan Coleman of Greensboro, NC; seven grandchildren; a nephew; and a brother, Winston Brown. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Road, with visitation to follow. Burial was private in Cave Hill Cemetery.
EARL BERRY JR., 60, died Tuesday 3-27-2001 at Jewish Hospital. He was a professional structural] engineer, a Navy veteran, former president of American Society of Civil, Engineers Kentucky Chapter and a member of Kentucky Society for Professional Engineers, National Model Railroad Association and St. Martha Catholic Church. Survivors: his wife, the former Pam' Moser; sons Michael A. and David B. Berry; a daughter, Susan L. Berry; his J mother, Rosalie Berry; and two grandchildren. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday, his church, 2822 Klondike Lane. Burial: Resthaven Memorial. Visitation: Highlands, 3331 Taylorsville Road, 1.9 p.m. Thursday. Memorial gifts: WHAS Crusade for Children or Kosair Children's Hospital.
J.R. "BOB" STEWART, 67, died Saturday 12-2-2000 at his home. He was a native of Memphis; a retired fire inspector; former Sellersburg Volunteer Fire Department chief; a former bus driver for Silver Creek High School's basketball team and West Clark School Corp.; a former employee of the former Carlos Haas Funeral Home; founder of professional ambulance service in Clark J County; an Air Force veteran of the Korean War; a charter member of Silver Creek Kiwanis Club; and a . memher of National Model Railroad I Association, State Fire Marshals Association, Sellersburg Cemetery board of directors and Sellersburg Church of Christ. Survivors; his wife the former Linda Applegate; sons Kevin and Monty Stewart; brothers Marvin D. and Floyd Stewart; a sister, Helen Howser; and four grandchildren. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Garr. Burial: Sellersburg Cemetery. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial gifts: his church.
FRANK S. SMITH, 85, died Thursday 4-16-98 at Baptist Hospital East. He was a native of Norwalk, Conn.; a railroad artist, who wrote and illustrated "A Katy Look"; a former writer for the West Texas Business Magazine; and a retired salesman. He was founder of the Louisville chapter of Big Brothers and Sisters; a former Boys Scouts of America scoutmaster; a member of Kiwanis Club, Katy Railroad Historical Society in Fort Scott, Kan., Missouri-Pacific Historical Society and Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles; and a former member of Kentucky Rail Museum. Survivors: his wife, Claire Justine Smith; a son, Paul Gregory Smith; a sister, Edythe Robins; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held later. The body was cremated. Arrangements: Neuratb & Underwood's. Memorial gifts: Katy Railroad Historical Society. 2210 S. Main St., Fort , Scott, Kan. 66701; or Railroad & Pioneer Museum, P.O. Box 5126, Temple, Texas 76505.
WILLIAM F. FURNISH, 81, of Longest Avenue, died Wednesday 3-5-1997 at his home. He was a retired University of Louisville biology professor, where he taught 35 years, and an Army surgeon' who served in World War II. Survivors: his wife, Mary Miller Furnish; daughters Anne Cartwright and Susan Hettinger; sons Michael, Guy, Mark and Gregory Furnish; and six grandchildren. The body will be cremated. A private memorial service will be held. Arrai1gements: Neurath & Underwood's. Memorial gifts: Hospice of Louiville.
JOSEPH E. EIDEN, 74, died Thursday 4-4-96 at Columbia Audubon Hospital. He was a retired employee of The Courier Journal & Louisville Times' Co, an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member of Model] Railroad Association. Survivors: his wife, the former Markey Cheshire; sons Gerald, Stephen and Vincent Eiden; a daughter, Janice VanMetre; a stepson, David Cheshire; a stepdaughter, Becky Hance; brothers George, Raphael and Francis Eiden; sisters Mary Ann Ackermann, Theresa Eiden and Patricia Navarro; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday, 51. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1405 Techny Lane. Burial: St Michael Cemetery. Visitation: Ratterman's, 3711 Lexington Road, 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Memorial gifts: Hospice of Louisville.
FRANK H. RLCHLERKESSLNG SR., 90, died Saturday 9-21-96 at Four Courts Senior Center. He was a retired chairman of the hoard of Cissell Mfg. Co.; former president of the old Gorsuch Foundry in Jeffersonville, Ind.; a former patent attorney; an inventor; a founder of Louisville Photographic Society; past director of the Kosair Oriental Band; a former past potentate of Kosair Shrine Temple; and a member of Boaz Masonic Lodge 850, Scottish Rite, Royal Order of Scotland, Photographic Society of America, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and First Lutheran Church. Survivors: his wife, the former Bonnie Hartung; a son, Frank H. Richterkessing Jr.; a sister, Edna Brian; a brother, Bruce T. Richterkessing; two grandchildren; and three 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane. Burial: Cave Hill. Visitation: 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts: Kosair charities.
ARTHUR L. GOREHAM, 79, died Monday 7-21-96 at Baptist Hospital East. He was a native of Muskegon, Mich.; a retired manager of accounting for American Standard; retired manager of financial planning for American Synthetic Rubber Corp.; and owner of Consultant to' Management. He was past president of the Planning Forum, past director of the National Association of Accountants, past division superintendent and Trustee of National Model Railroad Association, past president of. Avondale Area Association and past editor and publisher of its newsletter. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America Old Kentucky Home Council and recipient of its Silver Beaver Award and Distinguished Commissioner Service Award, and a vigil honor member of Order of the Arrow. Survivors: his wife, the former' Frieda Abuja; two sons, Bruce and Barry Goreham; two brothers, Earl Goreham of Chicago and Lewis t Goreham of Arlington, Texas; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will take place later. Visitation: Meadowview r Presbyterian Church, 2944 Breckenridge Lane, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday , and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Arrangements: Willhite-Ballard-Heady Funeral Home. Memorial gifts: the church or Boy Scouts of America Lincoln Heritage Council.
CHARLES J. WILLIAMS., 69, of 4522 Blenheim Road, died Tuesday 3-25-86 at Baptist Hospital East. He was a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., and was retired vice prestident of Union Trust Co. He was a member of Masonic Home Lodge 940, Harmony Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and Beechwood Baptist . Church. He was former president of Kentucky Ralroad Museum. Survivors Include his wife, the former Adeline "Pat" Upton; two daughters, Mrs. Allee Mills of Marietta. Ga., and Mrs. Barbara Ollver; three sons, Richard L. Williams of Key West. Fla., David A. and Robert L. Williams; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Metcalfe and Mrs. Allee Harris; his stepmother, Mrs. Maultle Williams; and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Arch Heady Hikes Point Funeral Home, 4109 Taylorsville Road, with burial In Restliaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Kentucky Railroad Museum or to Beechwood Baptist Church.
Wilbur David Johnson, 68, of 7703 Tip Top Lane, died Wednesay at Baptist Hospital 1-8-85. He was a retired repaired for T.A. Kincheloe Radio Service, a deaconat Okolona Christain Church, past master of Abraham Masonic Lodge 8, past president of the Louisville Astronomical Society, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of H. B. Grant Royal Arch Masons Chapter 153, Isaac T. Woodson Royal & Select Masons Council 83, Demolay Commandery 12, Grand Conslstory of Kentucky Chapter AASR, the Kosalr Shrine, the Scottish Rite and the National Model Railroad Asoclatlon of Loulsvlue. Survivors include his wife; the former Mary S. Ryan; two sons, Bob and John D. Johnson; and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2p.m. Friday at Arch L. Ready Okolona Funeral Home, 8519 Prmton lflighwayywltll burial in Resthaven Memorial. Visitation at the funeral Home will be from 2 to 5 Thursday.

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