Obituaries • January 31, 2013

Nancy Jenkins Moore, 95, Active Volunteer And Devoted Wife, Mother And Grandmother

Nancy Moore.

Nancy Moore.

Nancy Jenkins Moore, 95, passed away on Nov. 28, 2012, at Westport Place, after a long and wonderful life as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Nancy was born in Lyndon in 1917 to Edward G. and Minna Wood Jenkins. She attended Anchorage school for twelve years as an honors student. Nancy grew up playing tennis daily, riding her horse and reading voraciously. She had an unquenchable love of books and always welcomed a new title and subject to add to her collection, particularly art, which she studied her entire life. She spent many years in her garden nurturing beautiful flowers, herbs and vegetables. Nancy had a passion for travel, touring and visiting art galleries, gardens and family. She enjoyed bridge and lunch with friends weekly. Nancy was passionate about politics and a longtime member of The League of Women Voters, and a Republican precinct captain for many years. As an active volunteer in her community, she spent years as a supporter and subscriber to the arts, KET, The Library Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

She is predeceased by her parents, three sisters and two brothers, and her husband, Leve C. Moore.

She is survived by her sister, Helen Hincks (Herb) of Sanford, N.C.; her loving children, Hunter Moore (Sally), of Phoenix, Martha Gladden (Mike), of Houston, Nancy Sattich (Buddy), and Pam Haddad (Costy), of Denver; six grandchildren, Hunter Sattich (Emily), Tyler Sattich (Muffy), Beth Boudreaux (Harry), of Sugar Land, Texas, Barbara Lilly (John), of Houston, Travis Moore (Amy), of Phoenix and Bryan Moore (Lauren), of Lexington, Ky.; and twelve great grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Donations may be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

George Campbell Barnum, 86, Retired Chief Financial Officer And Secretary For Tafel Electric and Supply Co.

George Campbell Barnum.

George Campbell Barnum.

George Campbell Barnum, 86, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, surrounded by loving family.

George was born May 9, 1926, in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of Marjorie and Robert Barnum. Raised in Riverside, Connecticut with his twin brother, Ed, and older brother, Bob, he attended Trinity College in nearby Hartford.

During World War II he trained as a pilot and officer in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged as Ensign when the war ended. George joined the American Express Company in New York City and moved to open an office in Louisville. He held various banking and trust positions before joining Tafel Electric and Supply Co., where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary until retirement.

After meeting the love of his life, Mary Doherty Tafel, the couple married on Halloween in 1953. Their strong union, blessed with six children, continued for 59 years. George’s family was his greatest joy.

George actively participated in Louisville Jaycees, Sales and Marketing Executives, and Rotary Club of Louisville. On a weekly basis he volunteered as a reader for Kentucky School for the Blind and served as a marshal for The Ryder Cup and other PGA events. He was a member of The Pendennis Club, Harmony Landing Country Club and Louisville Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Doherty Tafel Barnum; brother, Robert Clinton Barnum (Joan); children, Mary Elizabeth Hicks (David), Marjorie Schubert (Allen), Mary Colgin (Andrew), George Campbell Barnum Jr. (Laura), Karen Dentinger; grandchildren, John Richard Zampolin Jr., George Allen Schubert, Peter Garr Schubert, Charles Tafel Schubert, Doherty Colgin Riebesell (Ryan), Phillip Mason Colgin, Joseph O’Keefe Barnum, Baylor Lawrence Barnum, Brooks Tafel Barnum, Taylor Dentinger Jessie (Jacob), Evelyn Barnum Dentinger, Theodore Baker Dentinger; and great-granddaughter, Evelyn June Jessie.

He is preceded in death by his twin brother, Edward Marvin Barnum (Rena); daughter, Laura Tafel Barnum; and grandchildren, Samuel Crain Schubert and Allen August Dentinger.

The family would like to offer their deepest gratitude to Artie Wells, Sharon Johnson, Dorothy Yates and Louise Logan for their loving care.

A mass was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Saint Frances of Rome Catholic Church. Burial was private. Pearson’s handled arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Maryhurst or a charity of your choice.

John W. “Jack” Bradford, 90, Retired Owner Of Bradford Service Station

John W. “Jack” Bradford, 90, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.

Jack was the retired owner of Bradford Service Station for 22 years and worked for Metro Parks for 7 years.

He was a Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of St. Barnabas Church, the American Legion and a charter member of the Cherokee Road Runners.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Barth and Marie Bradford; sister and brother, Mary Catherine and Jim Bradford; niece, Denise McGuire.

He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Seyller Bradford; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Katie and Jim Marr, Dot Kelly and Arlene Seyller; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Virginia would like to give special thanks to all the nurses and aides that took care of Jack at Christopher East – everybody loved Jack! A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Barnabas Church, 3042 Hikes Lane, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mass of the Air.

Dolores M. “Grandorie” Oswald, 87, Lifelong Member Of St. Elizabeth Of Hungary Catholic Church

Dolores M. “Grandorie” Oswald, 87, of Louisville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Parkway
Medical Center.

She was a lifelong member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, where she served as Past President of the St. Elizabeth School P.T.A., Past President of the St. Ann’s Altar Sodality, Past President of the Golden Years Club and was a member of the Bonnie Blue Bell Club.

She is preceded in death by her dear husband, George L. Oswald, Sr.; and her grandson, George L. “Trey” Oswald, III.

She is survived by her daughter, Rose Marie (Larry) Bradley; son, George L. “Lenny” Oswald, II; sister, Mary Jane (Howard) Ballard of Virginia Beach, VA; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 1020 East Burnett Ave., with burial following at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Barret at Ellison Avenue.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the second and sixth floor staff of Parkway Medical Center for all their love and kind attention to all of Grandorie’s needs.

Mary Joan Holtgrave Salot, Retired Registered Nurse At Jewish Hospital

Mary Joan Holtgrave Salot, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2012, at her home.

Born in Louisville, Joan was a retired registered nurse at Jewish Hospital, where she was the director of the operating room for 13 years. She and Roger enjoyed traveling the world and sharing stories of their adventures and spending time with their 19 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Ann Patella and Dorothy Mittelsten, MD.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Roger Duncan Salot, MD; her children, Mary Ann Salerno, Patricia Joan Salerno, Susanne Carol Steiden (William), Angela Marie McDonald, Nancy Lee Keal (Thad), Roger D. Salot Jr., Mary Jane Valentine, Lu Ann Brightwell (Joseph, MD), Carol Russell, Clark Salot (Carrie) and Bridget Sullivan (Tim); brother, James Holtgrave; nephew, Carl Mittelsten; and grandchildren, Lee, Sarah and Nicholas Steiden, Amanda and Claire McDonald, Andy, Joey and Sarah Keal, Taylor and Laura Valentine, Jordan Leigh, Katie and Christine Brightwell, Christopher and Colin Russell, Duncan and Michael Salot and Adam and Neal Strothman.

Her funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with private burial. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. until noon Wednesday at Highlands.

The family wishes to thank Hosparus for their loving care.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 153 Thierman Lane, 40207 or Boy’s and Girl’s Haven, 2301 Goldsmith Lane, 40218, or the charity of your choice.

Gretchen Michal Hall Ralston, 37, Former Emergency Medical Technician

Gretchen Michal Hall Ralston, 37, passed from this life January 24, 2013, at her home and is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

A resident of Jefferson County her entire life, she was reared in the Fern Creek community. She moved to Jeffersontown after her marriage in 2001.

She attended Christian Academy of Louisville and was a 1994 graduate of Fern Creek High School. Gretchen was a member of Fern Creek Christian Church where she served as a vocalist and guitarist in the worship band, and Southeast Christian Church, then the Adventure Christian Church, where she and her husband Todd were active members. She started her public work as a teenager at the YMCA and then Highview Baptist Day Care. After a time at Jefferson Community College, she became an Emergency Medical Technician and was employed first by Yellow Ambulance and then by Jefferson County EMS for several years, where she received commendations for excellent service. She firmly believed her calling in life was to assist in saving lives in emergency situations. Following a severe knee injury, she retired from EMS and then worked for Kort Physical Therapy for a time.

Mrs. Ralston was born Oct. 4, 1975, to Michael and Judy Goatley Hall, currently of Hurstbourne. She is survived by her devoted husband, Todd Ralston of Jeffersontown; her parents; and her sister, Allison (David) Steineker of Prospect. She dearly loved her four nieces and nephews, Madelyn, Mason James, Micah William, and Melody Carol Steineker. She enjoyed the company of her pets, Buddy, Casey and Sunny.

Gretchen had an unbridled love for the hurting and influenced so many people. Although her earthly life has ended, she is now alive forever without the pain this life afforded her. She is deeply loved and will forever be missed in others’ lives.

A celebration of Gretchen’s life was held at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, and after 10 a.m. the day of the service.

Margaret (Higdon) Van Meter, 99, Retired From P. Lorillard

Margaret (Higdon) Van Meter, 99, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Four Courts at Cherokee Park.

Born in Clarkson, Ky., on Aug. 8, 1913, the former Margaret Higdon, she was retired from P. Lorillard. She was a member of St. Paul Church for more than 43 years where she belonged to the Sewing Club and Ladies Altar Society.

She is survived by her children, Herman VanMeter (M. J.), Betty Shuck (George) and Mary Metzger; her sister, Mildred Meredith; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

A special thanks to all the people at Four Courts for their care of our Mother.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 6901 Dixie Hwy., with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317
Dixie Hwy.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mass of the Air.

Orville Ray Threlkeld, 78, Assistant Pastor And Music Minister At Trinity Baptist Church

Orville Ray Threlkeld, 78, of LaGrange, Ky., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at University Hospital.

He was assistant pastor and music minister at Trinity Baptist Church. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in civil engineering, had a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. He was lieutenant governor of KY-TN Kiwanis, a member of St. Matthews and LaGrange Kiwanis Club, a member of Louisville Regional Science Fair Board, and a longtime member of St. Matthews Baptist Church. He also was a retired Oldham County engineer, retired owner of James L. Spaulding and Associates Engineering and a reservist in the Military Engineer Corps.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Orville F. and Jane K. Threlkeld and wife, Jean
S. Threlkeld.

He is survived by wife, Martha Anne; daughter, Rae-Jean Threlkeld; grandsons, Christian T. Ballentine, Wesley J. Ballentine and Gabriel I. Ballentine; sister, Phyllis T. Carlson (Roger); stepdaughter, Becky Richardson (Vic); stepgrandchildren, Scott Richardson and Laura Sheridan (Adam); and seven step great grandchildren.

Her funeral service was held Wednesday at 10 a.m., at Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood, with burial following in Sunset Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky. Visitation was Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaGrange Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 601, LaGrange, Ky., 40031; or Louisville Regional Science Fair, Inc., c/o Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., Louisville, Ky., 40207-2633.

Condolences may go to www.stoessfuneralhome.com.

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