Obituaries • March 28, 2013

Francis Irvin Barr, 86, Grocer, Insurance Agent, Land Developer, Realtor, Business Owner And Hardware Salesman

Francis Irvin Barr, 86, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at his home.

Born in 1926 in Meade County to the late Beckham and Pauline Barr, he was a man of many interests and talents. During his life, he enjoyed his work as a grocer, insurance agent, land developer, realtor, business owner and hardware salesman. His interests included hunting, fishing, flying planes, operating bulldozers and growing tomatoes. Known as “the Tomato Man,” he cultivated 800 tomato plants in his backyard, and enjoying talking with the many people who stopped to buy tomatoes from the cart in front of his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky Barr; sister, Ernestine Bywater; and brothers, Alfred, Jimmy and Larry Barr.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Corine (Wheatley) Barr; sons, Ron (Margo), Gary (Randa), and Ken (Valerie) Barr; daughter, Cheri (Steve) Cochrane; seven grandchildren, Erin, Adam, Taylor, Davis, Katie and Eric Barr and Ashley (Mark) Jones; three great grandchildren, Nate Barr as well as Cooper and Carson Jones; a large extended family; and a host of friends, all of whom will miss his wisdom, love and guidance.

His funeral mass was held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity, 501 Cherrywood Road, with burial in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Visitation as held Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road, in St. Matthews.

Contributions in his name may be made to Hosparus and American Heart Association.

Marian Lee Cammack, 91, Owner Of Bourbon Chief Farm

Marian Lee Cammack, 91, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late James William Scott and Mary W. Scott Gillaspie. She was the owner of Bourbon Chief Farm and a member of the First Baptist Church, Gateway Arts Council, Mt. Sterling Civic Club, Central Kentucky Woman’s Club, Woman’s Association of Georgetown College and Montgomery County Cattleman’s Association.

She was the widow of Thomas Bradford Cammack and was preceded in death by her son-in-law, John Thomas Shewmaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary F. (Charles Edward) Glasscock and Jane Shewmaker, both of Louisville; one sister, Frances Conner Gorham of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; three grandchildren, Clinton Lee Glasscock of Louisville, Mary Jane (David) Kirkpatrick of Atlanta and John Thomas (Jennifer) Shewmaker Jr., of Flagstaff, Ariz.; and four great grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Sarah Fordyce Kirkpatrick, Miles Thomas Shewmaker and Lily Grace Shewmaker.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, 925 Woodford Drive, Mt. Sterling, Ky., with Rev. Rick Johnson officiating and burial in Machpelah Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the services from 2 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are appreciated to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 324, Mt. Sterling, Ky., 40353; and Gateway Regional Arts Center, P.O. Box 128, Mt. Sterling, Ky, 40353; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Verna L. “Lula” Dotson, Gave Years Of Service To The Kentucky Council Of The Blind

Verna L. “Lula” Dotson passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, after a long illness.

Lula grew up in Breathitt Co. and attended the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB). She gave tireless years of service to the Kentucky Council of the Blind, and was an ardent supporter of both the Council and the KSB Alumni.

Lula was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Dotson; her sisters, Marie McCullough and Sheba Noble; and her brothers, Herbert and William McIntosh.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia Mae Stone; daughter, Carla (Adam) Ruschival; her grandchildren, Patti (David) Cox and David Michael (Shauna) Franklin; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with burial following at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to the Kentucky Council of the Blind, 148 Vernon Ave., Louisville, Ky., 40206.

Herbert “Herby” Lee Wade, 73, Retired From Clarke American

Herbert “Herby” Lee Wade, 73, died Monday, March 11, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 20, 1939, in Scottsburg, Ind., to his late parents, Boyce and Mary Wade. He is preceded in death by his brother, Billy Bob Wade.

He was an Army veteran and a member of Graceland Baptist Church. He retired from Clarke American and enjoyed travel, fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, 11 months, Loretta R. Wade; daughter, Debbie Newman (David); son, Lee Wade (Sandy); brothers, Jim Wade (Adele), Charles Wade (Jane) and David Wade (Mary); sister, Ann Wade Ruddick; sister-in-law, Mary Lynn Seewer (Doug); grandchildren, Rachael Blunk (Bill), Daniel Newman, Jessica Newman and her partner, Jeff Dugan, Jonathan Wade and Krystal Wade Snyder; great grandchildren, Gabe, Keegan and Casey; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special pet, Roxy.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind., and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Graceland Baptist Church, 3600 Kamer Miller Road, New Albany, Ind. His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with entombment following at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to Cancer Center of Indiana. Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net.

Ruth A. Kelly Colegrove Hunt, 84, Beloved Wife And Mother

Ruth A. Kelly Colegrove Hunt passed into eternal life March 12, 2013, at Mercy Sacred Heart Village after a brief illness. She was 84 years old.

Ruth was born June 14, 1928, in Ashland, Ky., to Katherine (White) and Robert Kelly. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sabra Scott Colegrove Jr.; and a beloved son, Sabra Scott Colegrove III.

She leaves behind to mourn her passing twins, Jess W. (Thelma) Colegrove of Texas and Jackie A. Doucette of West Virginia; son, James P. (Kathy) Colegrove of Maryland; and daughters, Kathy A. Hunt and Amanda D. Michaels, both of Louisville, and both whom took care of her. Also left are her 12 grandchildren; over 25 great grandchildren and over 10 great great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Sacred Heart Village, with special thanks to Heather, Tee, David and Cindy, for the kindness, compassion and care given to Mom. We would also like to thank the many Sisters who sat with us and everyone who prayed for us.

Mom was a friend to all she met and welcomed them as family. She was known to be frank and even blunt, but never in malice. A new voice ringing with laughter fills the Heavens today.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, at noon at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. A visitation was held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Gwendolyn Faye “Gwenie” Mcgruder, 60, Caring Sister, Aunt And Friend

Gwendolyn Faye “Gwenie” McGruder, 60, passed from this life on March 7, 2013, at Norton Audubon Hospital.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1953, to William McGruder and Mary Agnes (Lewis) McGruder, who both preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory her sisters, Gloria M. Walker Reed (John) and Brenda Spalding (Raymond); her brother, Edward T. McGruder (Rosaline); and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was a very loving, caring sister, aunt, and friend to many. She will be truly missed.

Her celebration of life services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Tabernacle Baptist Church, 4205 E. Indian Trail. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at A.D. Porter & Sons-Southeast, 4501 Bardstown Road. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery.

All expressions of condolences are asked to be sent to the WHAS Crusade For Children.

Torris H. Little Jr., 44, Postmaster Of The Shepherdsville, Ky., United States Post Office

Torris H. Little Jr., 44, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Torris was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., a veteran of the United States Army and was the Postmaster of the Shepherdsville, Ky., United States Post Office. He was avidly involved and loved taking part in his children’s athletic and academic achievements. He was involved with Team Jeff Wrestling, Jeff Parks Youth Football, Junior Achievement, Silver Creek Conservation Club and the Martin Luther King Community Center.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Williams.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kerry Jolley-Little; four children, Ashton Little, Gavan Jolley-Little, Dylan Jolley-Little and Jackson Jolley-Little; parents, Torris and Helen Little Sr.; parents-in-law, Sharon Grant and Robert Jolley; grandparents, Evelyn Williams and Anna Bell Jolley; brother, Jonathan Little; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his many friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, Ind., 47130, with burial in Eastern Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Carolyn Wanty Schepers, 72, Former Member Of St. Aloysius Catholic Church

Carolyn Wanty Schepers, 72, of Louisville, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013.

Carolyn was born in Louisville to the late Arthur L. and Anna M. Stuckenborg. She was a former member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Shepherdsville. She will always be remembered for her passions in life, namely, children, travel and food.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Roman Schepers; grandson, AJ Wanty; and her beloved aunt, Marion.

Survivors include her children, Mike (Lisa) Wanty, Arthur (Mary) Wanty, Fred Wanty and Kathy Devine; stepson, Paul Schepers; sister, Sr. Jane Stuckenborg, OSU; grandchildren, Beth, Nicole, Chris, Amanda, Aaron, Cailen and Hunterlynn; and great grandchildren, Jayden, Brianna and Rylynn.

Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ratterman and Sons, 10600 Taylorsville Road. Funeral services were held at noon Thursday at the funeral home, with burial following in Highland Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donation to Ursuline Sisters Development Fund or Hosparus. Online condolences may be made at www.Ratterman.com.

Robert P. “Bob” Skaggs, 50, Chef

Robert P. “Bob” Skaggs, 50, of Louisville, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at his home.

He graduated from Wagner High School and attended Sullivan University of Culinary Arts where he received his Master Chef Designation. He was formerly employed at US Foods and was currently working for Mattingly Foods of Louisville.

Bob is survived by his loving wife and companion of 12 years, the former Karen Cinnamon; his children who he adored, Matthew, Whitney, Joshua and Hayden; and his siblings, family members and many friends.

A Mass of Celebration was held at noon Thursday, March 14, 2013, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 5505 Bardstown Road, with visitation there from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be made to Kosair Charities. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.Newcomerlouisville.com.

Susan Kitchen Greenwell, 56, Oncology Nurse

Susan Kitchen Greenwell, 56, passed away March 10, 2013, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va.

Mrs. Greenwell was the former Susan Kitchen of Henderson, Ky. She was a 1979 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing and spent the majority of her nursing career in adult oncology nursing. She and her family were members of Holy Trinity Parish, where she served the Church in many capacities.

Susan was preceded in death by her loving parents, Jesse and Aileen Kitchen; and her much loved sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Whitehouse.

She is survived by her beloved family, including her husband, Michael Greenwell, M.D.; her children, Brett, Meredith and Neil; her brother, Robert H. Kitchen; her nephew, Michael Whitehouse; as well as many other family and dear friends.

Her Christian Rite of Burial was held at Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, located at 2428 Frankfort Ave., on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. Visitation was held on Friday, March 15, 2013, from 3 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates or Hand in Hand Ministries.

William L. “Bud” Barker, 81, Retired Chemical Operator At BF Goodrich

William L. “Bud” Barker, 81, of Louisville, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, after a long and difficult struggle with Parkinson’s.

He was a graduate of Flaget High School, a retired Chemical Operator at BF Goodrich and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. His favorite pastimes were playing the ponies and watching TV sports, and he was a loyal UK basketball fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willliam and Mae Barker; sisters, Jeanette Olson Doris Hensley and Eloise Eichler; and niece, Daphne Olson.

Survivors include his 13 nieces and nephews, David, Donald, Dane (Becky), Danny (Jill), Darrell (Tracy) Olson, Glen, Greg (Louise), Steve (Virginia), Susan Hensley, Debby Rubles (Les), Diane Olson, Deanna Barker (Danny) and Denise Edge (David).

His Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 5505 New Cut Road, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Southern Chapel of Arch L. Heady and Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations go to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center in William’s (“Bud’s”) memory, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, Md., 21741-5018.

Please share your condolences with the family by visiting www.archlheadysouthernfh.com.

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