Obituaries • July 12, 2012

Carol Ann Baurle, 45, wife, mother and grandmother

Carol Ann Baurle, 45, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Ursel Smith; and a sister, Teresa Smith.

She is survived by her loving husband of 21 years, Dennis Baurle; daughter, Sherry Smith; and sons, Dennis Jr. and Cody Baurle; granddaughter, Makayla Smith; and a sister, Debra Smith.

A Celebration of Life Service was conducted noon, Saturday, July 7, 2012 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. Interment followed at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was Thursday, July 6, 2012 from 2-8 p.m.

Megan Marie Bigg, 27, member of Long Run Baptist Church

Megan Marie Bigg, 27, of Louisville, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, with family by her side after a long illness, starting with losing her kidneys at the age of 12.

She was born October 18, 1984 in Louisville and was a member of Long Run Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Benjamin and Ramona Edelson.

Megan is survived by her parents, Ernest J. Reed and Monica Sue (Edelson) Reed; two brothers, Rick Vogt and Chris Bigg; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service to celebrate Megan’s life was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Pearson-Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road with burial following in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 8-10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to The National Kidney Foundation.

Mary Margaret Walter Cambron, 100, Mother and Friend

Mary Margaret Walter Cambron, 100, died Thursday, July 5, 2012.

She was the widow of George Walter Cambron Sr.

Survivors include: nine children, George W. Cambron Jr. (Geri), Fred Cambron (Jo), Conrad Cambron, Paul Cambron (Jackie), Pat Cambron (Cindy), Carol Shultz (Steve), Rose Mary Conrad (Jerry), Irene “Renie” Coffman (Jack) and Christine Cahill (Pat).; twenty grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth “Babe” Munchhof; and brother, Anthony “Tony” J. Walter.

A reception of friends and family was held from 2-8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, IN. Her funeral liturgy was 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Starlight, Ind. with burial in the Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to: Multiple Sclerosis Society or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

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Frederick W. “Fred” Heil Jr., 69, President of Pinehurst Properties

Frederick W. “Fred” Heil Jr., 69, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, June 29, 2012.

Born in Sunbury, PA on September 28, 1942, he grew up in Pompton Plains, NJ. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in economics. He was a member of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity and Air Force ROTC. He was honored to participate in experimental testing exercises that were subsequently used to test the Mercury Seven astronauts. After graduation in 1964, Fred entered the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country for four years at Little Rock Air Force Base. He married Dona Westray in 1967, and they made their home in Louisville for the past 44 years. He was a loving husband, a supportive father to his two children, and an adoring grandfather.

Fred served as a vice president of First National Bank from 1968 to 1972, at which time he co-founded architectural wood manufacturer SR Wood, Inc. with his father-in-law and brother-in-law. Years later, the trio founded vinyl manufacturer Industrial Enterprises which Fred managed until its sale in 1995. Fred most recently served as president of Pinehurst Properties, building and leasing industrial space for manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing.

A former member of Springdale Presbyterian Church, Fred served as an elder for many years and chaired two capital fund drives. He loved the sport of baseball and coached his children’s teams at Lyndon Recreation for 13 seasons. He spent many hours cheering on his grandchildren at their games and loved attending their school events. He was an avid UK fan and travelled to New Orleans to root for the Wildcats at the 2012 Final Four. He loved to spend time in Florida with his family and friends and served multiple terms on the board of Playa Encantada Condominiums in Holmes Beach.

Fred was a giver to his family, friends, co-workers, and community; he gave love, time, encouragement, and support. As a testament to his faith in the Lord, he believed in helping people and his life made a big difference to many. He was also very patriotic and proud to be an American.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Althea Heil; Dona’s parents, Charles and Foreman Westray; and his brother-in-law, Tom Westray.

Survivors include his wife, Dona Westray Heil; his son, Brian Frederick Heil; his daughter, Lisa Heil Bache (Daniel), and his four Bache grandchildren, Julia Elisabeth, Catherine Elise, Laura Westray, and William Franklin. He is also survived by two sisters, Joan Kjellman (Allan) and Barbara Heil; and a sister-in-law, Chris Westray. Surviving nieces include, Cheryl Smith (Al), Susan DiCicco (Joe), Stacy Lowe (Dan), Audrey Westray, Cara Kjellman, Krista Schmidt (Brian), and Heather Heil.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at Highland Baptist Church, 1101 Cherokee Road.

Memorial gifts may be made in Fred’s memory to the March of Dimes or the Crusade for Children

Charlene (Schiess) Holtgrave, 73, real estate salesperson

Charlene (Schiess) Holtgrave, 73, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at her home.

Born in Louisville, she was a graduate of Presentation Academy, worked 25 years in real estate sales and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Schiess.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James Holtgrave; her children, Jim Holtgrave (Kathy), Greg Holtgrave (Kristin) and their children, Lauren, Meagan, Caroline, Maxwell, Jacob and Isabella, Bob Holtgrave (Katey) and their sons, David and Mark, Mary Lou Whitfield (Glenn), and their daughters, Casey, Maddie, Allison, and Tess, and Ann Logsdon (Doug) and their children, Ben, Matthew, Brett and Brooke; daughter-in-law, Lisa Blaser; brother, Kenneth Schiess; and sister, Kathleen Jones.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. July 6, 2012 at her church, 1960 Bardstown Rd. with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School or Hosparus of Louisville.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Carmouche and Hosparus for their loving care.

Albert Charles “A.C.” “Cootie” Leonhardt, 83, U.S. Army veteran

Albert Charles “A.C.” “Cootie” Leonhardt, 83, returned to his Heavenly Father on July 1, 2012 after an extended hospitalization.

Born in Louisville, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired restaurateur, and real estate agent. A.C. was a member of the Belmont Athletic Club, American Turners, 11th Frame Club at Thelmal Lanes, active in Alumni Association at Male High School & the University of Louisville, and was a member of the Sarafun Club at St. Raphael. A.C. lead an active life filled with bowling, softball, basketball and baseball. In recent years, he enjoyed the companionship of many old friends from high school, college, and the neighborhood. A.C. enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s many athletic, dance, theatrical, equestrian and social activities. He was always their No. 1 fan and supporter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lillian Leonhardt; and beloved wife, Cleo Leonhardt.

A.C. is survived by his sons, Greg Leonhardt (Patty) and Rusty Leonhardt (Jill); daughter, Mary Kay Niemann (Rob); brother, Larry Leonhardt (Jan); sister, Bobbye Jean McCarthy (Bill); brother-in-law, Gabe Crawford (Mary); sister-in-law, Geneva Richardson; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

His funeral service was 2 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2012 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Suburban Hospital 4th floor & ICU staffs, and Hillcreek Orthopedic Rehab Staff.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Shirley Y. Johnson Palmer, retired teacher

Shirley Y. Johnson Palmer, of Louisville, died Tuesday July 3, 2012 at Parkway Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a native of Ecorse, MI, a retired teacher for the Jefferson County Public School System and a Baptist by faith.

She is survived by two sons, Jon C. and Phillip C. Palmer; a stepdaughter, Thelma McDavid; a stepson Jeffery A. Palmer; two brothers, Willie (Theresa) and Kenneth (Delia) Johnson; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service was held noon Saturday at W. P. Porter Mortuary 2611 Virginia Ave. Visitation was after 11 a.m. Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy should take form of donations to Susan G. Coleman Society.

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Stannye Blakely Musson, 91, owner of Shamrock House and Stannye’s

Stannye Blakely Musson, 91, of Louisville, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at her home.

She was a graduate of the Louisville Collegiate School and Bennett College in Millbrook, New York.

She was the former owner and proprietor of Shamrock House, an Irish import retail shop which was located in Bakery Square in Butchertown, and Stannye’s, a women’s retail dress shop. She was the past president of the Kentucky Humane Society; and past president and a founding member of the Locust Grove Irish Wolfhound Association. In her early life, she served with the Volunteer Nursing organization during and after World War II and operated and taught her own preschool at the Church of Advent.

She raised, bred and showed both Irish Wolfhounds and Cairn Terriers. Her show dogs won numerous best in shows, group placements and the best of breed at the 1967 IWCA Specialty Show. She was an avid reader and had a love for horse racing and genealogy. She was a member of the River Valley Club, the Louisville Country Club and the Pendennis Club. She was also a member of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Filson Historical Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, The Reverend H. Sheppard Musson; her parents, General Charles S. Blakely and Mary Lee Hickman Blakely; and her sister, Mary Lee Blakely Cooper.

She is survived by her four children, Stannye Musson Meads (Roger) of Hortonville, WI; Trudie D. Musson of Washington, D.C,; Charles S. Musson (Susan) of Harrods Creek, KY and Mary Lee Musson Nickel (Robert) of Rockville, MD; her four grandchildren, Dr. R. Sheppard Nickel of Atlanta, GA; Blakely C. Nickel of Rockville, MD; Eleanor Blakely Musson Jennings (Jeff) of Arlington, VA and Carrie McAleenan Musson of Louisville; and her sister, Rose R. Blakely of Washington, D.C.

Her funeral was 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Church of the Advent, 901 Baxter Ave. with burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kentucky Humane Society or the Home of the Innocents.

Dr. Walter Lee Cawood, President of the Kentucky Medical Association

Dr. Walter Lee Cawood passed away on June 27, 2012 in Winston-Salem, NC.

He was born September 30, 1921 in Harlan County, KY to Veda Ledford Cawood and James Stephen Cawood. Dr. Cawood attended the University of Kentucky and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville in 1946. He completed his radiology residency at Johns Hopkins University. During World War II, Dr. Cawood served in the Army Medical Corps in Pasadena, CA and aboard a medical hospital ship in the South Pacific. In 1958 he moved to Ashland, KY, where he remained for the rest of his career.

Dr. Cawood was dedicated to improving health care for the people of Kentucky. He worked tirelessly on the state Certificate of Need and Licensure Board, served as president of the Kentucky chapter of the American College of Radiology, and president of the medical staffs of Kings Daughters Medical Center and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland. Dr. Cawood served as chairman of the board of the Kentucky Medical Association and was elected president in 1969. His professional career will be remembered for his guidance to the many students of the Kings Daughters Medical Center Radiologic Technology School as well as his compassion and generosity to patients who could not afford medical care.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Shannon Cawood.

He is survived by his children, Constance Cawood Berginski (Jim), of Charlotte, Donald Shannon Cawood, of Gastonia and Drusilla Cawood Simpson (Rick), of Winston-Salem; and his grandchildren, Lindsey Shannon Berginski, Richard Cawood Simpson and Walter Gladstone Simpson.

A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Friday July 6, 2012 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Ashland. Burial took place on Saturday at the family cemetery in Cawood, Ky.

The family would like to thank the physicians of the Wake Forest Sticht Center on Aging, Bruce Jenkins, Joe Eskridge, Joyce Myers, and the rest of the Arbor Acres staff for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wake Forest Sticht Center House Call Program (c/o Office of Development, WFUBMC, Medical Center Blvd 27199) or the Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club (1 Positive Place, Harlan, Ky. 40831).