Obituaries • August 16, 2012

Elaine Claire Nuetzel LaMaster

Elaine Claire Nuetzel LaMaster

Elaine Claire Nuetzel LaMaster, 86, Beloved Wife And Mother
Elaine Claire Nuetzel LaMaster, 86, died peacefully, Sunday, August 5, 2012 with her family by her side. Elaine was born April 22, 1926 to Carl A. and Katherine Kelley Nuetzel. Elaine graduated from St. James Grade School and Atherton High School. She started her collegiate career at the University of Louisville before transferring to the University of Kentucky, where she graduated with an English major. She was a champion badmiton player, golfer, avid thoroughbred horse racing enthusiast and Kentucky sports fan. She was a member of the Younger Womens Club and The Pendennis Club. Elaine was a beautiful lady who possessed a clever sense of humor and lived life with exuberance.

She is survived by her husband and partner in love of 62 years, William H. LaMaster Sr. and three children, William H. LaMaster Jr., Kelley L. LaMaster, and Lawrence N. LaMaster. Also nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Her funeral mass was celebrated noon Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church 1406 E. Washington Street with burial in Cave Hill cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s 149 Breckenridge Lane. Memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Tracey Leanne Blevins

Tracey Leanne Blevins

Tracey Leanne Blevins, 31, Employed At KIPDA
Tracey Leanne Blevins, 31, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

Originally from Burlington, N.C., she was employed at KIPDA in Louisville, Ky. She was a 1999 graduate of Christian Academy and had a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, from McKendree University.

Tracey is survived by her parents, Cindy Philpott (Jim) and Mark Blevins (Janet); brother, Troy Blevins (Karri); nephew, Tyler Blevins; two nieces, Katelin and Kaylee; and aunt and uncles Anne and Ed Fanning, of Charlotte, N.C., Mike and Judy Ledford of Johnson City, Tenn., and Martin and Barbara Ledford of Concord, N.C.; and special companion, her cat, Jax.

Her funeral service was held Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at noon at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Highlands.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Association/ Arthritis Foundation P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077.

Lynn Francis Cassen Goddy

Lynn Francis Cassen Goddy

Lynn Francis Cassen Goddy, 79, Homemaker And Volunteer
Lynn Francis Cassen Goddy, 79, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012.  She was a strong and quietly assertive leader of her immediate and extended family, of her Temple and of the Jewish Community.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., and raised in Indianapolis, Lynn was an honors graduate of the Indiana University School of Education.  Lynn started her career as a first-grade teacher, then turned her attention to raising a family and extensive volunteer work.

Lynn was a past president of The Temple Sisterhood and a longtime Temple board member.  She co-chaired many successful Temple fundraising efforts and events, and played a major role in support of the congregation’s relocation and building of a new Temple on Brownsboro Road. With the late Joan Lynch and the late Betty Vine, Lynn operated a thriving Temple Gift Shop for more than 10 years. In other volunteer work, she was a life member of both the National Council of Jewish Women – Louisville Section and B’nai Brith Women. She introduced B’nai Brith’s landmark Dolls for Democracy Program, bringing the lessons of compassion and tolerance to Jefferson County classrooms.  A member of the Women’s Coalition for Choice and Planned Parenthood, she represented those organizations at the Kentucky State Fair for many years.

Known for her talent for design and decoration, Lynn was an accomplished knitter and dedicated needlepoint artist. She also was an expert Mahjong player.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Manuel S. Cassen and Beatrice K. Cassen; and her sister, Gail Cassen Schwartz.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Leonard Goddy; her son, David Goddy (Cecilia Schmidt); her daughter, Karen Goddy (Kai Palchikoff); her daughter, Suzanne Weintraub (Bruce); her sisters, Susan Gordon and Isabel Cassen (Mike Stern); her sister-in-law, Carol Lewis (Sam); and six grandchildren, Sonya and Julian Goddy, Alec Palchikoff, Jordan, Adam and Jillian Weintraub.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 with burial following in The Temple Cemetery. Visitation began at 1:30 p.m.  Expressions of sympathy may go to The Temple or the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn, GA, 30047 or Arrangements were by Herman Meyer & Son.

Benny L. Dawson, 82, Owner Of Dawson And Reesor Fuel Oil Service
Benny L. Dawson, 82, of Shepherdsville, KY, passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, retired owner and operator of the old Dawson and Reesor Fuel Oil Service, a member of VFW Post 5710 and a native of Bullitt County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith; his siblings, Thelma Jean Bryant and Ray, Jim, Bernie and Sam Dawson.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Cline and her husband David; his grandsons, Chase and Alex Cline; his siblings, Elwood and Eddie Dawson, both of Shepherdsville, Bobby Dawson, Betty Dorsey and Patricia Jackson, of Shepherdsville.

Funeral Mass was held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Shepherdsville. Visitation was Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from noon to 8 p.m.

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Mary “Lucille” (Ginther) Reisert, 92, Retired From H. A. Seinsheimer Co.
Mary “Lucille” (Ginther) Reisert, 92, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

She retired from H. A. Seinsheimer Co. and was a member of the Cardinal Dames, Central Cardinal Club, UMW Circles and St. Matthews United Methodist Church.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Reisert and nephew, Don Brohman.

She is survived by her nephews, Bert Brohman (Mary Joan) and Dr. Jeff Ginther (Libby); nieces, Mary Jane Brohman, Jennifer Haarer (Gary), Paulette Isacsson and Jill Knudson (Steve); and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012 at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 319 Browns Lane with entombment at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Ind. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to her church, St. Matthews United Methodist Church for the Touched Twice Clinic.

Colonel (Ret). David J. Baker, USAF, 66, Retired CEO Of Humana Military Healthcare Services
Colonel (Ret). David J. Baker, USAF, 66, of Louisville, formerly of San Antonio, TX died August 1, 2012 of melanoma while on vacation in Florida.

Born in Pittsfield, Mass., Dave pursued his first career in the US Air Force and served in various executive posts both in Germany and USAF base hospitals as a medical service corps officer. After his retirement from the Air Force, Dave joined Humana Inc. as a Regional Executive Director of Humana Military Healthcare Services. In 2000, Dave was promoted to president and CEO of Humana Military Healthcare Services and served in this position until his retirement in January 2012. Dave held an MBA from the University of Florida and completed his undergraduate studies at University of Maryland as well as programs at the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and the Squadron Officers School.

Dave was known by all who served and worked with him as a humble and inspiring leader. Dave possessed quiet and steady resolve in dealing with difficult and challenging leadership situations; for example, he coordinated the recovery mission after the Challenger disaster in 1986 while serving as Administrator at the Patrick Air Force Base military hospital in Florida. Dave was a key member of the Humana Military executive team and helped lead the implementation of the Humana Military Healthcare Services DOD contract in 1996 that today serves over three million military retirees and family member beneficiaries in the South and Southeast United States.

Dave was a member of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, The Military Officers Association of America and was on the Board of Directors of the Frazier History Museum in Louisville. Dave’s hobbies were visiting family, reading, playing tennis and traveling. Dave told friends that he and his wife had the “trip of a lifetime” when they recently went on a European river cruise.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel (Ret.) Wesley H. Baker, USAF, and mother, Thelma.

Dave is survived by his wife, Connie, of Louisville; daughter, Laura Rymes and husband William and his two grandchildren, Sydney and William (Quint) of Frederick, Maryland; sister, Susan Tarpley and husband, Ray of Kingsport, Tenn.; and nieces Treva Tarpley and Elizabeth Corpstein, Kingsport; nephew, Anderson Tarpley, Nashville, Tenn. and several grand nieces and nephews. Extended family members include Diane Baker, Niceville, Fla.; Jill and Scott Doyle, Minden, Nevada; Charles and Doris Steinman and Scott and Lynn Clark, Lancaster, Penn.; and Tara and Matthew Lightner, Denton, Maryland.

The family will hold a memorial service at St Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Louisville, on Friday, August 17 at 3 p.m.. The interment service will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Randolph AFB Chapel 1 with burial at the Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, where his parents are buried.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dave’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project ( or mail to P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675), the James Graham Brown Cancer Center (529 S. Jackson St. Suite 200, Louisville, Ky., 40202), or the Bayfront Medical Center Health Foundation (701 Sixth St. South, St Petersburg, Fla., 33701). To send condolences please visit

Marilyn Elizabeth Bromley Forrester, 75, First Female Commissioner Of The City Of Woodlawn Park
Marilyn Elizabeth Bromley Forrester, 75, passed away on August 8, 2012, surrounded by her family.

A native Louisvillian, Marilyn was born April 30, 1937 to Mary Emma Ward Bromley and Paul B. Bromley.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Harold (Hal) Forrester; two daughters, Camille Estes (Jim) and Anne Balcom (David); four grandchildren, Lyndsey and Nicholas Estes and Emma and Wade Balcom; and two sisters, Margaret Bromley and Beverly Bromley (Bob Hundley). Her sister, Anna Catherine, died in 1939.

Marilyn graduated from the University of Louisville after attending Vanderbilt University. Upon graduation, she worked at the law firm, Greenbaum, Barnett, Wood and Doll. She was the first female commissioner of the City of Woodlawn Park and later was a real estate agent for Bass & Weisberg and the Paul Semonin Company.

A longtime member of the Highland Mothers Club and ‘The Birthday Group’, Marilyn was an accomplished homemaker and seamstress. She took great pride in her home and garden and especially appreciated Cherokee Park. She was an inspiration to all who knew her as she kept her sense of humor and devotion to making others happy throughout her years of health adversity. The family wishes to acknowledge with great appreciation her caregivers, especially Diane O’Neil, Hosparus, and the support and staff of the Episcopal Church Home.

A memorial celebration of Marilyn’s life was held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in St. Luke’s Chapel at the Episcopal Church Home, 7504 Westport Rd., Lyndon Ln. entrance. Visitation was from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Pearson’s was entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, The Episcopal Church Home or Hosparus.

Donald “Donnie” Rough Sr., 75, Retired Grocery Clerk
Donald “Donnie” Rough Sr., 75, passed away August 12, 2012 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.

He was a retired grocery clerk from Kroger after 28 years of service, also was a retired union representative for the UFCW Local 227 after 10 years of service. He belonged to the Senior Club at Incarnation Church, was a chaplain for the Sheriffs Lodge Auxiliary and part time employee of Jefferson Special Security Services and a member of LMPOA Auxiliary. He was a former member of The Knights of St. John. He grew up in Our Lady Church Parish and was a member of St. Denis Church for 39 years and a member of Sts. Simon & Jude. He was a graduate of Flaget High School class of 1955 and grew up in Portland, “and proud of it!” He was predeceased by his parents, Hearl and Mary Rough; also a brother, Porky Rough.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia Rough; children, Kathy McMichael (Al), Donald “Butch” Rough Jr. (Cindy), Patty Rough and Charlie “Chaz” Rough (Connie); brother, Jerry Rough; sisters, Mary Ann Rough and Libby Franke; grandchildren, Jackie Tinnell, Aimee McDonald, Michael Renck, Ambrea Rough, Donnie Rough, Johnny and Shaun Gay and Noah and Olivia Rough; and great-grandchildren, Cameron, Bryce, Kyndal, Chandler, Annabelle, Jude and Eva.

His funeral service will be Friday, 10 a.m. at Sts. Simon & Jude, 4335 Hazelwood Ave., with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday, 3-8 p.m. and will be Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. at Ratterman Grand Chapels , 4832 Cane Run Road.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Flaget Alumni Association or The March of Dimes.