Obituaries • October 25, 2012

Geraldine “Jerry” Berry, 80, Retiree Of Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Geraldine “Jerry” Berry, 80, passed away Oct. 24, 2012.

She was the former Geraldine Steenbergen. In 1948, she married Leon Berry, with whom she had one son and one daughter.

Jerry was a proud retiree of Coca-Cola Bottling Company. She enjoyed reading, crafts, cooking for her grandsons and was an avid University of Kentucky fan, especially Coach Cal. She was a member of Lyons Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Leon; granddaughter, Erin Michelle Krebs; brother, John Allen Steenbergen; and beloved sister, Arthena Weaver.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy Krebs; and son, Ken Berry; son-in-law, Jon Krebs; three grandsons, David Krebs (Katie), Craig and Justin Berry; two great-granddaughters, Caroline and Anna Krebs; beloved brother, J.D. Steenbergen (Margaret); nephews, Garry, Larry and David; and special friend, Willa Dean Vincent.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until time of the service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville.

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Sharon K. Irish Schneidtmiller, 52, Accountant For McCann-Erickson

Sharon K. Irish Schneidtmiller, 52, returned to her heavenly father Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Norton Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born in Louisville to William D. Irish Sr. and Iris May Irish. Sharon was a 1977 graduate of Seneca High School. She was an accountant for McCann-Erickson for many years, a member of Southeast Christian Church Indiana Campus, also working in their nursery. Sharon loved the outdoors; camping, hiking, and all things to do with nature. Most of all she was known for her love
for her family.

Grandson, Aiden Gadlage, precedes her in death. Left to carry on her beautiful memory are husband Patrick; children, Troy Gadlage (Missy) and Justin Gadlage (Adella) and Cory Schneidtmiller; grandchildren, Jesse, Zachary, Hunter, Kaleigh, Christian and Caleb; siblings, William D. (Julie) Jr. and Ted Allen (Teresa) Irish; and sibling in-laws, William R. (Denise) and Mark (Donna) Schneidtmiller and Dorothy Rapson (Kevin).

A service to celebrate the life of Sharon was held noon Saturday at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. prior to services Saturday at
the funeral home.

Donald R. Kmetz, M.D., 80, Retired From The University Of Louisville With The Title Emeritus Dean

Donald R. Kmetz, M.D., 80 died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

Dr. Kmetz was born in Canton, Ohio, attended John Carroll University and received the M.D. degree from Ohio State University in 1958 where he completed his training in pathology, pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. He came to Louisville in 1965 as Assistant Professor of Pathology. He served as Chief of Pathology, Director of Laboratories, Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, president of the Children’s Hospital Medical Staff (1974), and Medical Director (1975-80) at Children’s Hospital until 1980, when he was named Acting Dean of the
School of Medicine.

In 1975, he was appointed Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean and Medical Director of Children’s Hospital. He was named Vice President for Hospital Affairs in 1983 and in 1992 was appointed Vice President for Health Affairs. Dr. Kmetz retired with the title Emeritus Dean in 1998 after 33 years of active service to the University of Louisville. As Vice President for Hospital Affairs and Dean in the early 1980s, Dr. Kmetz negotiated an affiliation agreement with Humana Inc. to lease University Hospital, and later an agreement with University Medical Center, Inc. to manage University Hospital, which are considered milestones by medical historians who are knowledgeable about teaching hospital governance innovations. He served as UofL’s founding member of the Louisville Medical Center Development Corporation, an organization which was established in partnership with the City of Louisville, Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services, Norton Healthcare and University of Louisville Hospital to promote the Louisville Medical Center as a nationally recognized center of high quality health care delivery, research and education. His dedication enhanced the lives of many
in the community.

Dr. Kmetz is survived by his wife, Joan Schurman Kmetz; his daughter, Laura; sons, Mike (Barbara), Thomas (Tammy) and John (Amy). His son, James Kmetz, preceded him in death. He was grandfather of Tyler (Sarah), Katie, Blair, Christian, Lillie, Daniel, John Price, Abby and Erin. Dr. Kmetz was proud of his family, ever supporting and encouraging their unique gifts.

Visitation for Dr. Kmetz was at Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The funeral Mass was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Cherrywood Road, with burial at
Cave Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the James A. Kmetz Memorial Scholarship at Trinity High School Foundation, 4011 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, Ky., 40207; the Children’s Hospital Foundation, 234 E. Grey St., Suite 450, Louisville, Ky., 40202; or to the donor’s charity of choice.

Anne Brunton Weeter, 91, Founding Member Of Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church

Anne Brunton Weeter, 91, of Louisville, passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 20, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Anne was born Aug. 26, 1921, in San Francisco, Calif., to the late Mott Quincy and Anne Sailor Brunton. Her family owned the city’s first radio station. She grew up near Golden Gate Park, where she developed an early love of tennis, nature
and the arts.

Anne attended Lowell High School in San Francisco, the University of Oregon and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She later earned a Master’s in Education from Catherine
Spalding College.

She met her husband, the late Dr. John C. “Jack” Weeter, during his general surgery residency training in San Francisco. Their romance began on a blind date at the Claremont Hotel where they attended a tea dance. After their marriage in Louisville they lived in New York City where he completed his specialization in plastic surgery. Anne returned to live in San Francisco while Jack did his military service in the Philippines. They later returned to Louisville where they settled and raised a family of five children. Jack and Anne were married for 55 years.

Anne is survived by Dr. John M. Weeter (Linda), Susan Johnson (Steve), Gregory B. Weeter (Deborah), Julia A. Coash (Tom) and Joanne Weeter (Dr. Martin A. Segal, DMD); 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack; her brother, John;
and her sister, Helen.

Anne’s great gifts were her love of life, her joy in others’ successes and her boundless curiosity, gifts that she shared with all of those whose lives she touched. She had an abiding interest in everyone around her, manifested through lively conversations, and an encyclopedic memory of people and their pursuits. She was always game for adventure and had a great passion for learning.

Anne was an avid tennis player, textile artist and a gourmet cook. She began playing tennis as a girl in Golden Gate Park and finished as a perennial champion at the Louisville Boat Club, where she played into her eighties. Anne was an award winning weaver, active in Lou Tate’s Little Loom House on Louisville’s Kenwood Hill. Anne loved to cook and entertain. She was a great admirer of Julia Childs and any recipe that called for lots of butter. There was always a place at her table for unexpected guests. Anne and her husband were lifelong world travelers and she accompanied Jack on numerous overseas medical missions with Project Hope. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and served on the Louisville-Jefferson County School Merger Committee.

Anne was a founding member of Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, a Girl Scout leader, an avid boater, gardener, passionate reader and lifelong patron of the arts. She took a great joy in life and, even more, enjoyed sharing that joy with others.

A memorial service will be held at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Road, on Nov. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. It was her wish to donate her body to the University of Louisville Medical School.

Donations in her name may be made to Hosparus of Louisville and to the Salvation Army.

Many thanks go to devoted helpers and caregivers: Gary, Diana, Betsy, Dana, Keisha,
Nina and Leanne.

Elizabeth D. “Beth” Logan, Former Teacher At South Eastern Methodist Church And Docent At The Speed Museum

Elizabeth D. “Beth” Logan, of Longwood, Fla., passed away peacefully in her home on Sept.
18, 2012.

Born Oct. 9, 1947, she attended Concordia Collegiate Institute and Valparaiso in Indiana. She abbreviated her college studies to care for her mother in Louisville. Married in 1971 to Dulaney Covington Logan Sr., for 41 years she supported her husband as he built his company, PSC Corp. She taught classes at South Eastern Methodist Church, and studied painting, sculpture and art history at the University of Louisville. She was a docent at Louisville’s Speed Museum. In addition to her artwork in painting and sculpture, she also did intricate needlepoint’s and tile paintings that were sold for the benefit of women’s empowerment programs
in undeveloped countries.

They moved to Fisherville, Ky. in 1976 where together they built one of the largest lake farms in Jefferson County. The lake was noted by Ducks Unlimited, for being an important migration stop for wild ducks and geese in Jefferson County. She and her husband were initial contributors to the Louisville Zoo and the new Southeast Christian Church, where she volunteered her organizational skills for many years. Fisherville remained the family’s home until 2008, when Beth found a new home in Longwood, near Orlando, Fla., where her husband died in April 2012. Beth and Cov Logan also at one time enjoyed a home in Andorra from where they traveled around Europe enjoying language lessons
and further study of art history.

Beth will be sorely missed by all she helped and loved. She lived a life of service and faith, to her husband, to her large and extended family, to her church and to the ideals of her country. Her selfless giving of her time, compassion and massive organizational skills will be remembered by many. She devoted herself to her husband the last five years of his life, keeping him comfortable and motivated. With courage and faith she navigated skillfully the last months of her own life when she discovered, after his death, her own terminal illness. Her life of graceful acceptance and faithful caring will not be forgotten by those she has touched. May Jesus Christ accept her into His loving arms as she has accepted and loved so many other of His creatures.

She is survived by her loving stepchildren, Margaret Logan Morse and her ex-son-in-law Jeff Morse of San Clemente, CA; Frances S. Logan and son-in-law Jerry Laughlin of San Antonio, TX; Dulaney C. Logan, Jr. and daughter-in-law Cathy Logan, grandchildren, Kathryn Elizabeth Logan and Dulaney C. Logan III, of Annapolis, MD; her grandson, Scott Logan Morse, his spouse Kiveli Galanoudes and her great-grandson, Nikolas Morse of Athens, Greece; her sister-in-law, Mary Lou DuCasse, niece Heather Johnson and her nephew George “Chip”
DuCasse of Massachusetts.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with burial following in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pearson’s.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Comforter by mail, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Fla., 32714; or by phone, 407.682.0808.

Rose Etta Jungbert Brown Mackin, 97, Owner And Operator Of Brown’s Tourist Cottages

Rose Etta Jungbert Brown Mackin, 97, of Louisville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Forum at Brookside.

She and her first husband, Russell, were owners and operators of Brown’s Tourist Cottages, one of the first motels in Louisville.

She was an avid league bowler and achieved a 300 game. She was active in the Altar Society at St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Ladies Auxiliary. She spent many happy years in her home in Hawaii.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Russell Brown and Charles Mackin, and her
five siblings.

Rose Etta is survived by her two daughters, Loretta Kapono and Dolores Dominguez (Bob); her son, Russell W. Brown (Susan); seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. A service was held at 5 p.m. following visitation. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in her name to your favorite charity.

Barbara N. Comer, 70, Former Tutor For Scott County School District No. 2

Barbara N. Comer, 70, died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

She was a graduate of Scottsburg High School Class of 1959, a former tutor for Scott County School District No. 2, former employee of Walmart and the old Ratel Corp. Barb was a member of the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, a former member of the Scottsburg Beautification Committee, a volunteer for Kids First and she also enjoyed square dancing, motorcycling and camping.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry W. Comer; and a grandson, Dustin Lee Jones.

Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Jones (Terry); two sons, Jay Comer (Julie) and Shawn Comer; four brothers, Ronnie (Marie), Phil (Patty), Mike (Lisa) and Jeff Lytle; two sisters, Roberta Dean (Greg) and Lisa Thomas (Larry); and two grandchildren, Derek Jones and Tyler Comer.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Collins Funeral Home, with burial at Bethel Baptist Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Cemetery or Bethel Kitchen Fund, c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Ind.

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Dolores J. Widener, 77, Retired From Sears Credit Central 

Dolores J. Widener, 77, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

Mrs. Widener was born April 9, 1935, in Louisville. She retired with over 25 years of service from Sears Credit Central and was a member of Little Flock Baptist Church.

Among those who preceded her in death include her husband, Howard Widener; and parents, Eugene and Serena Lankford Johnson.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Cheryl Oates (Rick), Cindy Prestigiacomo (Kevin) and Mike Widener (Debbie); six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Joan Campbell; and a host of other family and friends.

Her funeral service was at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home on Preston Hwy. at Brooks Rd., with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Schoppenhorst.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to C.A.S.A, Bullitt County.