Obituaries • February 14, 2013

Mabel Gant Redmon, 91, President Of The Auxiliary At Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital

Mabel Gant Redmon, 91, died after a brief illness on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

Mabel was a resident of Louisville and Palm Beach, FL. She was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church and Big Spring Country Club. Mabel was president of the Auxiliary at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, where she volunteered more than 30 years.

Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert J. Redmon Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl J. Redmon and her son Herbert J. Redmon Jr.

Visitation was held at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane. The burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Louisville Deaf Oral School or The Salvation Army.

Elizabeth Katherine Breitenstein Baker, 97, Beloved Wife, Mother And Grandmother

Elizabeth Katherine Breitenstein Baker, 97, passed away on Jan. 16, 2013, in Sunnyvale, Calif.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1915, in Louisville, to her parents, Michael and Minnie Breitenstein. She graduated from Girls’ High School as valedictorian, received a B.A. from the University of Louisville and an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. In 1938 she married James Gilbert Baker of Shelbyville and Louisville, who predeceased her in 2005.

She is survived by loving children, Kirby A. Baker of Los Angeles, Dennis G. Baker of Ann Arbor, Mich., Neal K. Baker of Annapolis, Md., and Brenda S. Baker of Los Altos, Calif.; their spouses; seven grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; three great grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins in Kentucky and elsewhere. Known for her positive and enthusiastic nature, she will be much missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service was held on Feb. 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the University Club, 200 E. Brandeis Ave., Louisville. Burial will be in Bedford, N.H. at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the James G. Baker and Elizabeth Breitenstein Baker Fund for Astronomy, Fund E0225, of the University of Louisville, Office of University Advancement, Louisville, Ky., 40292, or to any charity.

James Madden “Jim” Byrne, 81, Employee Of Greyhound And Funeral Auto Company

James Madden “Jim” Byrne, 81, died at the Episcopal Church Home on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.

Jim was a graduate of St. Xavier High School and Bellarmine College. He was a longtime employee of Greyhound and Funeral Auto Company and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Wagner Byrne, a retired teacher at Presentation Academy. Also surviving Jim are 10 nieces and nephews and their spouses, and numerous great and great great nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many, many friends.

The funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road, with burial following at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison Ave., at Barret Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Presentation Academy, 861 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky., 40203, for tuition assistance.

Eugene Edward “Eeps” Pearce, 83, Retired From Schmutz Manufacturing Co.

Eugene Edward “Eeps” Pearce, 83, a longtime resident of Crescent Hill, went home to be with his Lord, and to be reunited with his loving wife, Norma Jean, and his daughter, Sara “Sally.” He passed away early Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2013, at Golden Living Center – Mt. Holly, where he was loved and cared for during his battle with Alzheimers.

He was retired from Schmutz Manufacturing Co., where he worked for 35 years. He was a US Navy veteran after serving his country in the Korean war. He was a loving husband, a great father and grandfather.

Left to cherish his memories are his son; Edward Pearce (Tamara); his grandchildren, Kyle, Shelbi and Alexis, a step-grandson, Wayne Burton (Aimee); and a great granddaughter, Rylee Sara.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Tina, Cheryl, Roderick, Shellicka and others at Golden Living Center – Mt. Holly, for their compassionate care provided to Eugene.

A celebration of Eugene’s life was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the chapel of Arch L. Heady-Cralle, 2428 Frankfort Ave., with interment at Resthaven Memorial Park. Friends and family visited from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Please leave a condolence for the family at www.archlheadycralle.com.

Margaret “Anne” Barton Cable, 94, Loving Mother, Sister, Grandmother And Friend

Margaret “Anne” Barton Cable, 94, died Feb. 6, 2013.

She was born June 16, 1918, in Machias, N.Y., to Roy and Marguerite Barton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Austin “Jack” Cable; her son, David Barton Cable; her brother, Gerald Barton (Doris); and her sister, Joanne Riordan (Herb).

She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all. She is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Cable Taylor (James); brother, Col. James Barton (Doris); daughter-in-law, Marti Williams-Hull (Marc); grandchildren, Dr. Benjamin Cable (Jenifer), Andrew Taylor (Jenny), Michael Cable (Michelle), Katherine Taylor Lessy (Daniel) and Amanda Cable Wade (Brian); and 10 great grandchildren.

A private memorial will be held in Canton, Ohio, at a later date.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful, caring staff at Treyton Oak Towers, especially those on the personal care floor at Hosparus for their compassionate care.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus or to the Treyton Oak Towers Scholarship Fund.

Robert Wayne Klinglesmith Sr., 56, Retired From Ford Motor Company

Robert Wayne Klinglesmith Sr., 56, of Louisville, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at his residence with family at his side.

He was a native of Louisville, had retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 862.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Gerald Klinglesmith Sr. and Betty Jane Pollard Klinglesmith; and a brother, Frank Klinglesmith.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Hazelip Klinglesmith; sons, Robert W. Klinglesmith Jr. (Missy), Christopher Klinglesmith (fiancee Heather), and Jeremy Klinglesmith (Cindy); sisters, Diana Aebersold (Robbie) and Debra Higdon (Doug); brothers, Gerald Klinglesmith Jr. (Cathy) and David Klinglesmith Sr. (Doris); and grandchildren, Miranda, Faith, Kaitlyn, Savannah, Sydney, Zoie and Devin.

His funeral service was held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, where visitation was held from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial followed the service in Highland Memory Gardens, Mount Washington, Ky.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

Online condolences may be directed to www.ratterman.com.

Robert Patrick “Rick” Markle, 62, Refining And Water Marketing Manager For Champion Technologies

Robert Patrick “Rick” Markle, 62, passed away Feb. 4, 2013, on his farm in Monroe County, Ky.

The Bowling Green native was born on Sept. 8, 1950, to Robert and Patricia Markle, who both survive. Rick worked as Refining and Water Marketing manager for Champion Technologies, a Houston-based company specializing in energy resource treatment programs. Rick’s passion was his family and the farm where he lived with his wife Teresa and raised cattle. He always had a smile and a good story to share, and he would give freely of his time, energy and spirit to anyone in need. Rick lived his life with an attitude of being blessed beyond what he deserved, and in turn shared of himself to bless others. He also loved fishing and could build and/or fix just about anything.

In addition to Rick’s parents survivors include his wife, Teresa Markle of Fountain Run, Ky.; a daughter, Jessica Seegert, her husband Paul and their two sons of Sacramento, Calif.; a son, Thomas Markle and his wife Michelle, of Black Mountain, N.C.; a son, Wilson Markle of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Elinor Markle of Bowling Green, Ky.; a brother, Paul Markle and his wife Elizabeth, of Bowling Green; his mother-in-law, Mary Parr of Louisville, Ky.; and brother-in-law Eric Parr and his wife Edie of Louisville.

A memorial and celebration of Rick’s life took place with family and friends on his farm outside of Fountain Run on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Maj. William Thomas Gant, 92, Retired From Ford Motor Company

Maj. William Thomas Gant, 92,  passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

He was a member of St. Stephen Baptist Church, retired from Ford Motor Company and an Army veteran, having served in World War II as well as the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Marie Gant; son, William Terence Gant; grandchildren, Savonda Nicole and Monigue Marie Gant; brother, James Douglas Tandy; sister, Mary Easterline Gant Chastine; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

His funeral was held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at his church, 1018 S. 15th St., with entombment in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation was Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at A. D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut St.

The family requests that memorials be made in his name to Hosparus of Louisville.

Online condolences may go to www.adporters.com.

James William Connelly Sr., 89, Owner And CEO Of Platolene 500, Inc.

James William Connelly Sr., 89, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Bill was born in Nebo, Ky. to David and Bessie Connelly. Bill served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a Murray State graduate where he played baseball. Bill was married to Marjorie Sommers in 1949 and they had two children, Bill Jr., who passed away in 1997, and John (Butch). Bill and Marge enjoyed 50 years of marriage before her death in 2000. Bill was the owner and CEO of Platolene 500, Inc., a chain of 40 gas stations and convenience stores in southern Illinois.

He was a former city commissioner in Mattoon, Ill., and former state director of Babe Ruth Baseball. Bill was a National USTA Chair Umpire who worked the chair in several U.S. Opens and received the 1986 National USTA Community Service Award for his contributions to grass-root tennis programs in southern Illinois. Along with his passion for tennis, he loved golf, dancing, photography and above all his family – Bill will be greatly missed.

Bill is survived by his loving son John, his beloved daughter-in-law Jan and his three adoring grandsons: David, Corey and Alex, all currently at NYU Law.

Mary Louise Bowling, 88, Retired From The St. Joseph Home

Mary Louise Bowling, 88, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Home for the Aged, in Louisville.

She was born on April 28, 1924, in New Haven, Ky., to James Nicholas Bowling and Mary Irene Boone. Her life was dedicated to the care of the elderly. She cared for her father, Nick until his death in 1965. She soon joined the Little Sisters of the Poor and served in several homes in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, returning to Louisville when the St. Joseph Home opened in 1991. At the St. Joseph Home she oversaw the activities in their Craft Room and took great pride in the rose garden. When she retired in 2008, she enjoyed the Kentucky Derby, Bingo, day trips to the casinos and church picnics. She enjoyed watching all types of sports. Best of all, she loved her card playing group.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by all of her siblings: four brothers, Rev. George K. Bowling, Martin Bowling, William Paul Bowling and Rev Robert A Bowling; two sisters, Sr. Mary Janette, OSU, and Marietta Blandford; and one sister-in-law, Anna Rose Bowling.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Marguerite (Martin) Bowling and Rosanne (William Paul) Bowling. She is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Mary Louise loved the Little Sisters, their caring staff, their loyal volunteers and all the residents. She loved the Christian atmosphere and family environment the home provided. The Bowling family would like to express their appreciation to the Little Sisters for their loving care, given not only to Mary Louise, but to all who enter their home, for truly, “Love is Spoken Here.”

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Place, Louisville. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Burial was at St. Catherine Cemetery, New Haven, Ky., at approximately 1 p.m. Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, Ky., handled the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy should be directed to Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Plaza, Louisville, Ky., 40217.

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