Obits of the Week: August 11, 2016

Anne Stuyvesant Tweedy Ardery

Anne Stuyvesant Tweedy Ardery, 95, died August 5, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born in Dallas, Texas, April 4, 1921, the third child of Joseph Lord Tweedy and Eva Browne Tweedy. The last surviving grandchild of pioneer sheep rancher Joseph Tweedy, she spent her early years on the family’s Knickerbocker Ranch outside San Angelo, Texas. At age 14, she enrolled in the Hartridge School (now Wardlaw-Hartridge School) in Plainfield, New Jersey, from which she graduated in 1939. After freshman year at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, she returned to Texas.

In 1941 she met 2nd Lt. Philip Pendleton Ardery, a Kentucky native then serving as pilot-training instructor at San Angelo’s Goodfellow Air Field. On December 6, the day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, they married.

After her husband’s service in World War II and five years in Frankfort, Kentucky, where Phil practiced law, the Arderys settled in Louisville to raise their family of four children.

Anne found her interests in Louisville’s St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church where she served three years on the vestry and fifty years as a member of the altar guild; the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, serving six years as registrar; the Veterans Hospital on Zorn Avenue where she volunteered for fifteen years; and the Speed Art Museum, where she served as a docent for twenty years.

She enrolled as a sophomore at the University of Louisville, receiving her B.A. degree in 1992. An essay Anne wrote concerning the Filioque Clause of the Nicene Creed was published by The Living Church in January 1988. Her article detailed the history of the controversial clause, introduced unilaterally by the Western church in the year 589, and argued for a change in Anglican policy and practice with respect to the clause — a change that the Lambeth Conference of Anglicans recommended in its deliberations later that same year.

Phil died in 2012. Anne is survived by her son Philip Pendleton Ardery, Jr. (Cecilia), her son Joseph Lord Tweedy Ardery (Anne), her daughter Julia Spencer Ardery (Bill Bishop). Her eldest child, Peter Brooks Ardery, died in India after his second year at the University of Kentucky Medical School. Grandson Ruben Ardery died in 2013. Her seven surviving grandchildren are Oliver (Esther Knapp), Joseph, Rose (Brad Shepherd), James, Philip III and Jackson (Carolyn Caine). Her first great grandchild Evan Joseph Shepherd was born in 2014.

The visitation was from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 330 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville, on Sunday, August 7, and the funeral was at the church at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 8, with burial to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Peter B. Ardery Fund for third and fourth year medical students wishing to pursue a rotation in another country (payable to University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 34184 Lexington, KY 40588 – note “Peter B. Ardery Fund”) or to Wellspring, P.O. Box 1927, Louisville, KY 40201-1927.


Priscilla Seiderman “Penny” Diamond

Priscilla Seiderman “Penny” Diamond, wife of the late Ivan M. Diamond, passed away at her home surrounded by her children on August 5th, 2016 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Penny is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Diamond, of Baltimore, Maryland; her son Daniel Diamond and his wife, Laura, of Houston, Texas; and five grandchildren, Zoe and Jilly Reck, of Baltimore and Frank, Charlie and Harper Diamond of Houston. She is also survived by her sister Susan Seiderman, of Coral Gables, Florida.

Penny was born on September 28, 1940 in Miami, Florida to her parents Emanuel & Miriam Seiderman of Coral Gables. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in History and graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Louisville. She was passionate about all of her interests and was continually engaged in learning new things. Penny had a very successful legal career where she ran her own practice for many years. Additionally, she had a wide variety of hobbies from riding horses, astrology, traveling with family and friends to painting and drawing. Some of her work was exhibited at local galleries.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at The Temple, 5101 U.S. 42, Louisville, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the following charities, TheTempleLouKy.org, Mazon.org or DareToCare.org.


W. Ronald “Ron” Harris DMD

W. Ronald “Ron” Harris DMD,  left this earth on Friday Aug 5th to be with his Heavenly Father after an 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Southern New Jersey on 7/20/1941 to Vera Pierce and Warren F Harris, he grew up in a small rural town, wrestled on his high school wrestling team and received a wrestling scholarship to a Florida University. His mother didn’t tell him he was accepted there until later; she wanted more for her son. After attending the University of Louisville, he attended the U of L Dental School. He was encouraged by the Dean to practice oral surgery. His 4 year post-graduate training included the University of Pennsylvania Grad School of Medicine, Bryn Maur Hospital in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, graduating in 1971. Ron joined the military in 1971 and served as US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Division of oral surgery for 2nd Marine Division Company in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Dr. Harris practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery for 42 years in Louisville from 1973-2015. He had an active life and enjoyed running, motorcycles, scuba diving, target shooting and racing cars. As an active member of SCCA, he acquired many race car friends that he cherished.

Ron loved spending time with his family and is survived by his wife of 35 years Delores “Dee” Godwin Harris, sons Christopher Harris and Mark Coleman (Teresa), daughters, Penny Coleman Boone (Larry), Christy Coleman Pohn (Saul), 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

The funeral service was held at Southeast Christian Church in the Chapel, Wednesday, August 10th at 11 a.m., with the burial to follow at Cave Hill cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, August 9th from 3-7 p.m. at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Lustgarten Foundation or Southeast Christian Church. On line condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhome.com.


Sharon E. (Brown) Jones

Sharon E. (Brown) Jones, 74, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.

She was born on May 20, 1942 to the late Margaret and George Brown. Sharon was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt.

Sharon was preceded in death by her husband George Jones; and brothers Donald G. Farris and Glen E. Brown.

Sharon leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Cheryl L. Fruzzetti; son Steven D. Bratton (Melissa); grandchildren Stevanie E. McDonald (Mike), Seth G. Smith (Eirikka), Patricia, Robert and Joseph Bratton; three great grandchildren; sister Bonnie Cook (Bob); sister-in-law Jeanie Brown; brothers Buck, Tom Brown (Carol); and many nieces and nephews; and her special friend Manville Lewis.

Sharon was a devoted animal lover and will be dearly missed by her loyal companions Cole and Lexie.

Her family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the caring staff at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital 5th floor for the kind and loving care Sharon received.

A service to celebrate Sharon’s life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 10 in the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd. with burial following in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Humane Society of Louisville.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at, www.archlheadysouthernfh.com.


Ferris Mull

Ferris Mull, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Friday morning August 5, 2016.

Ferris was born October 7, 1929 in Washington County, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olive (Jackson) Mull, his father, Walter Mull, his three brothers, Boyd, Jack, and Emmett Mull.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sylvia “Anieta” (Myers) Mull, a son, Harvey (Leslie) Mull, daughter Michelle (Mike Vogel) Mull, Mick (Becky) Hall, Kelly (Joe Brown) Smallwood, grandchildren, Sean Mull, Dylan (Brandy) Overbey, Jenah (Rocky) Brown, Caisey Overbey, and Mickey Lee Hall Jr., two great grandsons, Ferris Overbey and Maddox Overbey, three sisters, Beulah (David) Ridenour, Janice (Ronnie) Brown, and Bonita (Steve) Chastain, and many nieces and nephews he was proud of and truly adored.

Ferris was in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, past commander of Post #105 American Legion in Henryville, past Fire Chief and current Board of Directors for Monroe Township Volunteer Fire Dept, former superintendent and current Board of Directors for Rural Membership Water Corporation, former superintendent for Marysville Otisco Nabb Water Corporation, twice awarded for “Small Systems Operator of the Year”, member for 55 years of the Henryville United Methodist Church.

Pastors Wilma Bone and Kayla Grehl will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville, with burial to follow at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Friends visited on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville.

Memorial donations may be given to the Henryville United Methodist Church or American Legion Post #105 c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.