Obituaries • September 13, 2012

Scott C. Slusher, 48, Photographer/Artist

Scott C. Slusher, photographer/artist, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Born on May 5, 1964, Scott was a talented, professional photographer with an eye for making ordinary objects, unique images. He was a graduate of Waggener High School class of 1982. On August 28, 2012, Scott earned his associates degree in visual communications from Ivy Tech Community College. He was the vice president of Art Sanctuary and an avid and active supporter of the arts. During his life, Scott owned and operated Eye Chart Photography and freelanced his photographic talent to help promote local arts and artists. Scott was always known to say, “I don’t take pictures, I create images.” He was preceded in death by Martha Hanley.

Scott is survived by his brother, Chris Slusher; stepfather, Ron Hanley; father, Thomas Slusher; stepmother, Phyllis Slusher; sisters, JoLynn Slusher and Natalie Smith; nephew, Kyton Smith; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and special friends, Lisa Frye, Susan Mackowiak, Greta Harding and Halie Gamwell.

Scott made the conscious decision to donate his body, upon his death, to the University of Louisville Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology in hopes of providing research and progression of medical science to fight cancer.

There will be a memorial service for Scott at Art Sanctuary, 1433 South Shelby St., from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. Scott’s family is asking that all expressions of sympathy be the form of donations to the University of Louisville James Graham Brown Cancer Center in
Scott’s name.

Betty P. Grumbles, Registered Nurse

Betty P. Grumbles (1928-2012), a native and long-time resident of Louisville, Ky., passed away on Aug. 24, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimers disease.

She grew up in Louisville and Lebanon, Ky., served as a registered nurse, and devoted her entire life to family, friends, and community, belonging to such organizations as Louisville’s Women’s Club, Pendennis Club and Highland Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed cooking, travel, art, music, sports and wildlife. Over time, all of her children moved to Arizona and she and her husband followed, while keeping deep roots in Kentucky.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Cecil Grumbles, M.D. (Scottsdale, Ariz.), a daughter (Kathy Mehr, Scottsdale, Ariz.), and three sons (Tim Grumbles, Prescott, Ariz.; Breck Grumbles, Tucson, Ariz.; and Ben Grumbles, Arlington, Va.).

Surviving family members from her youth in Kentucky include a brother, Bob Pipes, two sisters, Pat Helm and Jimmie Lovinggood, and a half-sister, Rosemary Deuchars. Memorial Services were held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Messinger Mortuaries, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85251.

Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Brooke Greenwald Cohen, 45, Teacher And Realtor 

Brooke Greenwald Cohen, 45, passed away Friday after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Brooke was a Louisville native who had an innate and incredible love for her friends and family, particularly her two young boys, Joey and Avery. During her last few months, scores of friends came to visit, offer their love and support and share the wonderful times they spent together.

Brooke attended the University of Arizona and was a graduate of Kentucky Country Day, the University of Louisville and Lesley College, where she received a Masters Degree in Special Education.  She taught pre-school in private schools and the Jewish Community Center. She was also a licensed realtor in Ohio and a respected and loved member of the mortgage department at Republic Bank & Trust Company. When not with her friends or family, Brooke volunteered at the Temple and Jewish Community Center.

With her two sons, Brooke is survived by her father, Murray J. Greenwald, brothers Brent (Heidi) and Bart (Deborah) Greenwald, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom loved her very much. She was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Greenwald, who passed away in
June 2012.

Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Temple, 5101 U.S. Highway 42, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with a memorial service to follow at 11:30 a.m. Brooke specifically requested that everyone wear pink to the service. Arrangements, including cremation, are being handled by Herman Meyer & Son.

The family requests that donations be made to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, Ky., 40205, or the Temple. The family wishes to thank the wonderfully loving and caring nurses and doctors on the sixth Floor of the Norton Pavillion. Their guidance and support made each passing day just a bit easier for everyone, most importantly Brooke.

Catherine Kaelin Sauter, 82, Bookkeeper For Lawnco

Catherine Kaelin Sauter,  82, of Louisville passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.

She was a native of Louisville, the daughter of the late Andy and Katie Kamer Kaelin. She was a graduate of Ursuline High School, member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, past president of the Swiss Ladies and a member of the Kaelin Swiss Family Band (Swiss Hop).

Catherine was also the original bookkeeper of Lawnco, formed in 1976. Under her guidance the young entrepreneurs, Steve Sauter and Paul Schwartz developed their business which still harbors her strong work ethic and values today.  We are forever grateful!

She is survived by her loving husband of almost 59 years, Emmett C. Sauter; children, Diane Buddell (Joe) and Stephen Sauter (Trish); grandchildren, Jodi Buddell, Samantha and Haley Sauter; sister, Elizabeth Lauer; brothers, Lawrence and Gilbert Kaelin.

Her Funeral Mass was held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 501 Cherrywood Road with burial in St.
Michael’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Catherine’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Sacred
Heart Academy.

Allen “Leroy” Brewer, 86, Retired Accountant For Kroger Company

Allen “Leroy” Brewer, 86, of Louisville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday at Episcopal
Church Home.

Leroy was born in Fort Myers, Fla., retired as an accountant from the Kroger company after 42 years, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of First Baptist Church of Middletown and the Masonic Lodge in Middletown, Ky. He was an enthusiastic gardener and enjoyed playing the organ.

He is survived by his loving wife, Else Jakob Brewer; five children, Karen Brewer, Sandra Ball, Allen Brewer II, Barry Brewer, and Kirby Brewer and his wife Marisela; his niece, Shirley McDaniel; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral service was 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Stoess Funeral Home, 6534 West Highway 22, Crestwood, Ky., with burial at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Stoess Funeral Home.

Barbara Ann Williams Grady, Member Of St. Athanasius Parish

Barbara Ann Williams Grady, an angel returned to Heaven on the morning of Sept. 5, 2012, with her children by her side.

Barbara Ann Williams Grady, 78, was born June 26, 1934 in Louisville, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Edward Williams and Elizabeth Agnes Jury Williams, as well as four brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her sister, Marie Gordon and her brother, Jerry Williams.

She was cherished by her four children and their families, Tom Grady (Marge) and his sons, Jody, Jeff and Sean; Terri Grady Winder (Joe) and their children, Jennifer, Hayley and Rusty; Toni Grady Lehring and her daughters, Kayla and Kameryn; Tim Grady (Lisa) and their sons, T.J. and Jimmy; as well as two great-grandchildren.

She was a resident of the Farmdale Adult Citizen community, where she was well known for her quick wit and camaraderie, her “championship” Wii bowling, her prize winning Halloween costumes and her reputation as a skilled card player. She was an enthusiastic member of the Red Hats Club. She was an active member of St. Athanasius Parish where she participated in S.A.W.S.

She loved God, little children, a good joke and tuxedo cats and everyone loved her.

Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the kind and compassionate staff of the Open Heart Unit and the Progressive Cardiac Unit of Norton Audubon Hospital. The entire staff was simply wonderful. A special thank you to Drs. Shankir Chandamarani, John Sullivan and Donald Duff. They were stalwart soldiers in her final battle.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 5915 Outer Loop, Louisville, Ky., 40219 with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road.

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to St. Jude Research Hospital or St. Athanasius.

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William “Bill” Louis Smith, 71, Former Military Policeman For The U.S. National Guard

William “Bill” Louis Smith, 71, of Mt. Washington, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

Bill was a member of First Baptist of Mt. Washington and Salt River Masonic Lodge #180 in Shepherdsville.

He was also a former Military Policeman for the U.S. National Guard.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Nancy Epley Smith.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Minter Smith; sons, Jeffrey Smith (Tina) and Steven Smith; grandchildren, Nicole, Jeremy, Steven Jr., Gregory, and Stacy Smith; great-grandchild, Caydence Smith; and sisters, Dorothy Martin and Mary Minor.

A funeral service to honor the life of Bill was at noon on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4623 Preston Hwy, with entombment following in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation for the public was from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Community Ministries of First Baptist of Mt. Washington, 320 North Bardstown Road, Mt. Washington, Ky., 40047 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure Louisville, 2301 Hurstbourne Village Dr., Suite 700, Louisville, Ky., 40299.

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Margaret Spalding Wathen, SCN, 82, Sister of Charity Of Nazareth

Margaret Spalding Wathen, SCN, 82, a native of Owensboro, Ky., died at Nazareth Home on Sept. 6, 2012.

She had been a Sister of Charity of Nazareth for
61 years.

Sister served in elementary education as teacher and principal in Kentucky and Ohio; as Director of Nazareth Campus Service; as Choir Director at St. Stephen Cathedral Parish, Owensboro, Ky.; in health ministry at Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn.; as Volunteer in the Western Province Office and in family ministry. In Louisville, Sister served at St. Matthias and at Holy Family Schools.

Survivors include four brothers, Robert Louis Wathen of Orlando, Fla.; John Hamilton Wathen, Sr. of Louisville, Ky.; Samuel Thomas and William Patrick Wathen of Hardin , Ky.; one sister, Margaret Bauer of Norman, Okla.; and her religious community.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in St. Vincent Church, followed by burial in Nazareth Cemetery. The celebrant was Rev. J. Patrick Reynolds, Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish, Paducah, Ky. Visitation was after 2 p.m. in St. Vincent Church, Nazareth on Sunday, September 9, 2012. There was a Prayer Service in St. Vincent Church at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Funeral Arrangements were handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky.

Memorials may be made to SCN Missions, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY, 40048.