Obituaries • October 25, 2012

Edna M. “Mavis” Miller, 87, Devoted Wife And Mother

Edna M. “Mavis” (nee Johnson) Miller, 87, of Louisville, passed away peacefully at her home with her loving son by her side, on Oct. 15, 2012. She was a native of Hart County, Ky., and a homemaker. For many years Edna had attended Buechel United Methodist Church, and had been a longtime volunteer at Bashford Manor East for decades. She was a devoted wife and mother, and had participated in a senior citizen exercise program and loved to go to Churchill Downs. Earlier in life she had been a caregiver for several people including close friends. Later she provided that same loving care to her immediate family. She enjoyed family get-togethers, her friends and just interacting with people in general. Edna was a lover of animals, especially her dog, Lady.

Having been predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Walter L. Miller, she was also preceded by several brothers and sisters.

Left cherishing her memory is her son, Mark L. Miller; nephew, Robert (Susan) Rowe; brothers-in-law, Paul and Kenny Miller; great niece and nephew, Caitlin and Devin Rowe, and Lady, her faithful companion.

A Life Celebration service was held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at noon, at the Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. A gathering of family and friends was on Friday from 9 a.m. until service time.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Joseph Hunt Beliles, 43, Former Employee Of Outback Steakhouse

Joseph Hunt Beliles, 43, of Louisville, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2012.

He was a former employee of Outback Steakhouse on Shelbyville Road and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

A cancer survivor twice, Joe had a tremendous love of history, travel and music and was an avid UofL fan.

He was followed in death by his mother, Beatrice Burchell.

Joe is survived by his father, Richard V. Beliles; brother, Mark Beliles (Nancy); sister, Sherry Beliles; stepmother, Diane Beliles; his beloved cat and many friends.

His funeral service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Highlands.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Fourth Ave. United Methodist Church.

James Kevin Buckley, 50, Entrepreneur

James Kevin Buckley, 50, passed away peacefully in his Portland home on Oct. 15, 2012.

Jim grew up in the Portland neighborhood and graduated from Ahrens High School in 1980. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1985 and was a huge fan of UK basketball. He was a world traveler, an avid sailor and he loved all kinds of music. Jim had countless friends at home and around the world. He was known for always helping those around him and always having a smile on his face. He was a homebrewer and a member of both the Louisville L.A.G.E.R.S. Club and the F.O.S.S.I.L.S. Club of Indiana. He was an entrepreneur and a teacher to those around him. Jim loved life and lived every moment to the fullest.

Among those that preceded him in death include his father, Harry F. Buckley, Jr.; and his brother, Phillip Gerard Buckley.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his mother, Helen Margaret Buckley; his brothers, Charles Patrick Buckley (Mary), Robert Joseph Buckley (Billie) and Mark Allen Buckley (Connie); his sisters, Karen Lee Waller (Darrell) and Mary Helen McMillen; and his dear companion, Betsy Wall.

A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 3525 Rudd Avenue, Louisville, Ky., 40212, followed by a bereavement lunch at the church.

Expressions of sympathy can be contributed to Living Waters of the World or locally to the Louisville Free Public Library, as Jim helped many people obtain their GED.

Carol “Lee” Schuhmann Bowling, 55, Physical Therapist

Carol “Lee” Schuhmann Bowling, 55, of Louisville, went to sing with the angels on Oct. 17, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.

The seventh of nine children born to George and Helen Schuhmann, Lee had a musical talent and a natural athleticism. She graduated from Presentation Academy before going to the University of Kentucky, graduating from Physical Therapy School in 1981.

After graduating, she started working at Frazier Rehab. Later, she moved on to Baptist Hospital East. She was a passionate caregiver. Lee spent the end of her career providing in-home care to patients, which allowed her a flexible schedule to support her family and to spend one day a week with her mother.

Lee met her husband, John Bowling, at the Chuck Wagon and they married Oct. 21, 1989. They have two sons who are now in college and in whom Lee and John successfully imparted their humor, loyalty and search for fun. She was a vocal supporter at all her sons’ events and could often be heard encouraging them from the sidelines.

Of her many gifts, Lee will always be remembered for her humor. She was masterful with a pun and would be laughing at herself while you were still trying to catch up. She would laugh even harder when the pun was so outrageous she could get you to groan. She was great fun to be around and was enjoyed by everyone. She could shop for jewelry and Celtic crosses with the girls or drink beer and watch sports with the boys. She could even manage to support both UK and UofL, so it is appropriate for her to have a son at each school. She was frank in stating her opinions but never held ill will toward anyone who disagreed.

Always up for adventure and a new challenge, Lee learned to ski in her 30s. She drove a van down small twisty lanes on the left side of the road during a trip to Ireland. She chaperoned a St. X trip to Germany, where she tried out her language skills (and the beer). At different times in her life she sang, as well as played the piano, banjo and dulcimer. She did it all to the wonderful sound of her laughter.

Lee is survived by her husband John; sons, Johnny and Nick; mother, Helen Flood Schuhmann; seven sisters and one brother; countless in-laws, nieces and nephews and life-long friends. She is preceded in death by her father, George N. Schuhmann. Her tenor will be missed in the symphony of her sisters’ giggling.

The family appreciates and thanks all the caregivers, neighbors and friends who helped during Lee’s final weeks in Hosparus care at home, and especially her sister, Pat.

Lee’s funeral Mass was held 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Cherrywood Road, with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville or the American Cancer Society.

Gertrude R. “Trudy” Hubbuch, 89, Former Owner Of The Card Corner Gift Shop

Gertrude R. “Trudy” Hubbuch, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Oct. 20, 2012.

Loving mother of Sherry Adams (Stuart L.) of Louisville, Doug Hubbuch (Lee) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the late Bruce Hubbuch. Beloved grandmother to Stuart C. Adams, Stacy Helms (Travis), Shelly Adams, Robyn Hubbuch, Rachel Hubbuch, and Ross Hubbuch, and great-grandmother to Stella Helms.

Trudy was a proud elder of Faith Presbyterian Church in Valley Station, a longtime member of TOPS Club, and a devoted volunteer at Audubon Hospital. Former owner of the Card Corner Gift Shop in Shively, Trudy loved to travel, and visited virtually every corner of the world during her retirement years. She was a resident of Emeritus at Stonecreek Lodge, which she loved dearly. Trudy loved life and her family, and had a smile for everyone she met.

Visitation was at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy., on Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday after 10 a.m., followed by Funeral services at noon and interment at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Memorials can be made to Faith Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society.

Dr. Victor L. Priebe, Minister And Retired Owner Of Priebe Management, Inc.

Dr. Victor L. Priebe, surrounded by his loving family, died on Oct. 18, 2012, of complications from ALS. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeannette, who was the joy of his life; cherished children, including sons, Stephen Priebe (Kelly) and Phil Priebe (Heidi); stepdaughter, Angie Schulte (Steve); and stepson, Michael Shearon (Debby); seven grandchildren, Kathleen Schulte (and fiancé Kevin Gilman), Rebecca Schulte, Mark, Ally, Elizabeth, Anne Wesley and Coy Priebe; and sister, Cecelia Priebe Swanke.

Vic was born and raised on a farm near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was the son of Augusta and Ludwig Priebe, who immigrated to Canada from Poland in the early 1900s. Vic attended a one room school through the eighth grade and then was out of school for two years in order to help his parents on the farm.

Determined to continue his education and fulfill his call to ministry, he graduated from high school and then moved to the US where he earned BA in divinity, from Augustana College, a Th.M. in counseling and clinical training from Southern Baptist Seminary, a master’s degree in history from the University of Louisville, and a Ph.D. in religion from Drew University. For 15 years he served as pastor in German and Southern Baptist Churches in several locations including Louisville.

The next 20 years he had the privilege of working as executive director of Action Now, Inc., an organization created by business executives concerned with the problems of jobs and housing for the disadvantage of our community. During those years over 7,800 people were placed in local jobs. On behalf of this Board, he researched and directed the building of the Forum at Brookside, a state of the art retirement community. During this time he served on numerous committees and was an active member of Kiwanis and was selected as the first Protestant to teach at Bellarmine College.

In 1980, he formed Priebe Management, Inc. a management and consulting company providing property management and human resources consulting. Retiring in 1988, he and his wife Jeannette were living on a farm raising llamas when he felt the call to return to his first love, the ministry. During the last 20 years he joyfully served eight churches as an Interim Minister, retiring at age 81.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Pearson’s Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane. A memorial service was held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road. A burial graveside service was 2 p.m. Monday at Pisgah Cemetery 710 Pisgah Road, Versailles, Ky.

In honor of Dr. Priebe’s concerns for the needs of so many in our community, he requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Salvation Army Louisville Area Command, PO Box 1149, Louisville, Ky., 40201 or to a local charity of the giver’s choice.

Mary Jane “MJ” Sims, 82, Speech Language Pathologist And Teacher

Mary Jane “MJ” Sims, 82, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.

She was the former Mary Jane Markel and a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy, Ursuline College, Bellarmine College and the University of Louisville. MJ was a speech language pathologist for 30 years at the Kentucky School for the Blind and a member of the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association and Kentucky Speech and Hearing Association. She was a life long member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and an avid supporter and follower of Mass of the Air. Her life was dedicated to her family, her 12 grandchildren and helping others.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Sims, Sr.; and son-in-law, William T. Gipe, Sr.

She is survived by her sons, J.T. Sims, Jr., Dr. Fred Markel Sims (Jean) and Dr. Michael Joseph Sims; daughter, Mary Teresa “Terry” Gipe; and grandchildren, Trey Sims, Logan Sims, Parker Sims, Stephanie Sims, Ryan Sims, Christopher Sims, Jacob Sims, Kevin Sims, Grady Sims, Scarlett Sims, Will Gipe and Emily Gipe.

Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Road, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mass of the Air, 508 Breckenridge Lane, 40207.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the wonderful team of compassionate caregivers at Episcopal Church Home and especially to Mary Jane’s companion caregivers, Jessica, Brittney and Tamara.