Obituaries • September 20, 2012

Herbert E. Miller Jr., 81, Owner And Operator Of Falls City Boat Works, Inc.

Herbert E. Miller Jr., 81, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, with family at his side.

Herb was the son of the late Herbert E. Miller and Virginia Ferguson Miller. He attended Male High School, the University of Florida and University of Louisville. Herb was an avid tennis player and was a member of the teams at Male, UofL and Florida. Herb served in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. He was based in Yokohama and Sendai, Japan. While there, he successfully represented the U.S. Army in various USA vs. Japan tennis matches.

Herb owned and operated his family’s business, Falls City Boat Works, Inc. He worked there with his father for many years. Since 1986, he has worked alongside his son, Ed, who runs the business. In the early 1970s, Herb helped develop 16 acres of riverfront property, along with the owners of KingFish Restaurants. Herb and his late wife, Carolyn, hosted a popular Great Steamboat Race Party at the Boat Works from 1970-93.

Herb and Carolyn were also fortunate enough to travel extensively by boat to the Florida Keys, Bahamas Islands and the Leeward Islands and spent many years visiting Delray Beach, Fla. Herb was a lifelong member of the Louisville Boat Club and a former member of the Pendennis Club and the Delray Beach Club. He was also a previous member of various advisory councils for Chris Craft, Starcraft, Glastron and Johnson Motors. He was an avid fan of the University of Louisville Cardinals. Herb was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church for 67 years. He served on the church vestry during the 1980s. He was honored to be a delegate to the Diocese of Kentucky Episcopal Convention in 2008.

Herb was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Langan Miller, almost 20 years ago.

He is survived by his children, Barbara Baker (Brad), of Dover, Mass. and Herbert E. Miller III and Lynn Miller (Mike Risley), all of Louisville; his grandchildren, Michael and James Risley and Christian and Mary Gwen Baker; and cherished grand dog, Murphy. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Virginia Bickel; a niece and nephew, Nancy Tafel (Tom) and Paul Bickel (Jackie), all of Louisville; great-nieces and nephews; and devoted friends.

Funeral service was held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Church, 2822 Frankfort Ave., with burial at Cave Hill following. Visitation was 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckinridge Lane.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church-Music Fund or Nashoba Learning Group for Children with Autism, 10 Oak Park Dr., Bedford, Mass., 01730.

Rhoda P. Fulton, 103, Retired Business Office Supervisor

Rhoda P. Fulton, 103, was born in Louisville, Ky., on Feb. 24, 1909, and died on Sept. 9, 2012, at the Altenheim. Rhoda was a retired business office supervisor for 40 years with the old South Central Bell Telephone company (Now AT&T) and had worked with the late C. Huntger Green, Paul D. McCandless and Guy Wesley.

She was a graduate of the Louisville Collegiate School and had attended finishing school in Italy. Rhoda had wonderful stories to tell of her trips to Africa and many European countries.

After retiring, Rhoda was an avid gardener at her home in Brownsboro Village in Louisville and played a mean game of bridge.  She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and at the age of 90 she moved to the Forum at Brookside.

Rhoda was a former member of the Louisville Country Club and a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and a lifelong member of the Cavalry Episcopal Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Dr. Gavin C. and Mary Henri P. Fulton, her sister Nell F. Norman (A.E.) and her niece Mary Henri Norman Pollock. Rhoda is survived by her great niece Nell Pollock Weyler (Ed) and cousin Arthur C. Peter (Lynn).

Years ago Rhoda decided to donate her body to the University of Louisville Department of Anatomical Science and Neurobiology. She will be buried in Cave Hill Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made to the Cavalry Episcopal Church, 821 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Ky., 40202.

Jane Ellen Hurst,90, Homemaker

Jane Ellen Hurst,90, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at the Episcopal Church Home.

Jane Ellen was a graduate of the University of Louisville, where she was member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, a life-long bridge player and avid college basketball fan, particularly the Louisville Cardinals.  She was a homemaker, raising four children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Squire Raymond and Aileen Boggess, and by her husband, Bernard Hurst.

She is survived by her children, Will, Lucy (Tom Ehrbar) of Princeton, N.J., Tom (Joanne), Michael (Joan) of Sewanee, Tenn.; grandchildren, Victoria Ehrbar, Jane Ellen Ehrbar, Lucy Hurst, Peter Hurst, William Hurst, Christopher Hurst, Anna Hurst, Katie Finn Hurst; one step-grandchild, Jennifer Reading (Brian).

Her funeral service  was Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke’s Chapel of The Episcopal Church Home, 7504 Westport Road, with burial at Lawrenceburg, Ky. cemetery. Visitation was Monday, Sept.17 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

The family would like to thank the Episcopal Church Home for the loving care that they provided for mother in her last few years spent there.

Lyle M. Hove, 68, Area Manager For Baker Performance Chemicals

Lyle M. Hove, 68, of Louisville went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, with his wife Ilene by his side.

He was born Sept. 24, 1943 in Williams County, N.D., the son of the late Haakon Hove and Evelyn Smith Hove. Lyle was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church and an area manager for Baker Performance Chemicals.

He is preceded in death by two sisters, Beatta Gilbertson and Jeanette Ritterman.

Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Ilene (Moe) Hove; two daughters, Terrilynn Jurich (Tom) and Michelle Whites (Steven), of South Jordan, Utah; two sons, Kevin Hove, of Tioga, N.D. and Kyle (Angela) of Legrande, Ore.; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept, 12, 2012, at Lakewood Baptist Church, 13803 Shelbyville Road. Burial took place in Beaver Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ray, N.D. Pearson Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, was entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn., 37214-0800 or Lakewood Baptist Church Building Fund.

Marie Sims Rupp, 94, Founding Member Of Christ Church United Methodist

Marie Sims Rupp, 94, passed away at her home on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. She was born in Louisville, Dec. 31, 1917, to Charles B. Sims and Willie McCall Lawson Sims.

She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Lloyd Rupp, her brother, Gene Sims and sister, Virginia Emmerich. She is survived by her three children, Patricia Rupp, Nancy Marie Holt (Stephen) and Janet Rupp; three grandchildren, Geoffrey Gleitz, Stephanie Marie Madsen (Paul) and Samantha Holt; three great grandchildren, Emma Grace Marie, Mason Trent and Maxwell Lloyd Madsen and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was a founding member of Christ Church United Methodist, and a member of The Woman’s Club of Louisville and Northfield Garden Club.

Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 7410 Westport Rd from 5  to 7 p.m.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist,  4614 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, Ky.,  40207.

Expressions of sympathy may go to Christ Church United Methodist, The Methodist Home Of Kentucky, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, Ky., 40383-9982.

Stephen Tyler Bow, Co-Founder Of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Stephen Tyler Bow, co-founder of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, died Sept. 11, 2012, in Northern California.

Steve was named CEO of Kentucky Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1989. During his reign, he turned a nearly bankrupt company into a profitable customer service company in record time. Bow, a native of Kentucky, rose through the ranks of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company following his graduation from Berea College. He was known at Met Life for turning around regions and territories within the company and making them profitable. That reputation was noticed and in ‘89, he retired after 37 years with Met and took over the reigns of Kentucky’s Blue Cross Blue Shield Company. The creation of Anthem was his biggest venture when the Kentucky Blues were merged with the Indiana BCBS company led by Ben Lytle. Today, Anthem is one of the country’s largest insurers, and is known throughout the country as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurer.

Bow leaves behind his wife, the former Kathy O’Connor; and twin sons, Ballard High School graduates, Jarod and Jonathan Stephen Bow, their wives Leslie and Corinne and five grandsons, Jaxon Tyler, Brandon, Connor, Tyler and Roderick Bow. The families all reside in Northern California.

Graveside services were held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Newcastle Cemetery, Newcastle, Cal.

Donations in memory of Steve Bow can be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Atlanta, Ga., 30047, Attn: Becky Dennis or Women 4 Women, 323 W. Broadway, Suite 502, Louisville, Ky., 40202, Attn: Cissy Musselman.

Ada “Louise” (Cissell) Sidebottom, 81, Member Of Lees Lane Baptist Church.

Ada “Louise” (Cissell) Sidebottom, 81, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Summerfield Manor Nursing Home.

She had formerly worked at White Castle, Jackies and Leeanna’s restaurants. She also worked at Consolidated Sales. She was a member of Lees Lane Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert A. Sidebottom; sons, Roy Allen and Raymond A. Sidebottom Sr.; daughter, Alice “Cookie” Mealor; and sisters, Anna Rose Webb, Evelyn M. Kirby and Martha “Puckie” Davis.

She is survived by her son, Eddy Sidebottom; daughter, Sandy Layne; brother, Roy G. Cissell; sister, Norma Jean Burney; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Pat and Betty O’Flynn.

Her funeral service was 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.

Bettye Ann Young Dixon, 86, Devoted Teacher

Bettye Ann Young Dixon, 86, of Louisville, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving children, on Sept. 14, 2012, on her birthday.

As a devoted teacher for thirty years, she had a lasting impact on the lives of many children. Mrs. Dixon volunteered in multiple aspects of community life, including Home of the Innocents and Alliance Christian Academy, and was a member of Jeffersontown United Methodist Church. She was an inspiration not only to her family, but also to many friends and acquaintances. She graduated from Atherton High School and received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Clarence Kay Dixon, Jr. M.D.; her parents, Clarence Henry Young and Catherine Josephine (Dahl) Young; her brothers, Lance Young, Kenneth Young, John Young, Jack Young, Bob Young and Ray Paul Young; and grandson, Jack Henry Evans.

She is survived by her sister, Joyce (Young) Von Almen; sons, Danny Dixon (Corinne) and Clancy Dixon; daughters, Linda Knutson (Carl), Rebecca Dixon, Kathy Dixon Cunningham (Mark), and Elisabeth Evans Watson (Greg); 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service was 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial following in Louisville Memorial Gardens East. Visitation was 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Highlands.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Home of the Innocents or to the Gideons.

Michael R. “Micky” Suell, 59, Kentucky Certified Real Estate Appraiser

Michael R. “Micky” Suell, 59, of Louisville passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East.

Micky was a graduate of Trinity High School and the University of Louisville and was a Kentucky Certified Real Estate Appraiser.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Mary Angela Senn Suell; siblings, Richard “Rick” Suell, Gerald “Jerry” Suell (Paula), Robert “Bob” Suell Sr. (Linda) and Angela Denny (Brian); nieces and nephews, Robert Suell Jr., Erin Suell, Lucas Suell, Samatha Suell and Meagan Denny.

His funeral Mass was 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth St. with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery. Visitation was 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a Memorial service starting at 7 p.m. at Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road.

Memorial donations in Micky’s memory may be made to White Pine Stables, Therapeutic Riding Center,

Ann Eva Blalock Maddox, Retired Elementary School Teacher

Ann Eva Blalock Maddox died Aug. 26, 2012, in Roanoke, Va.

She was born March 27, l928, grew up in Murray, Ky., and graduated as class valedictorian from Kentucky Wesleyan College. Ann was a devoted elementary school teacher for 26 years and was retired from Dunn Elementary School.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Jake Maddox, Jr.

Ann is survived by her sons, Tom Plain (Ellen), Bob Plain (Cindy) and Patrick Plain (Seongman); grandchildren, Brian Plain (Karen), Anne-Marie Plain, Alison Plain, Jacqueline Waddell (Billy), Jake Truman Plain; step-grandchildren, Jeffrey Maddox (Patti), Amy Duncan (Travis); step great-grandchildren, Beatty Duncan, Cooper Duncan, Parker Maddox, Gunnar Maddox, and Jeffrey David Maddox; step daughter-in-law, Cheryl Rago (Jim); two sisters and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Ann Eva Blalock Maddox will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, in the Chapel of Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, Ky., 40207. The family cordially invites Ann’s friends to attend the service and reception.

Dorothy E. Byron,  80, Member Of Holy Trinity Church

Dorothy E. Byron,  80, of Louisville, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

Dorothy was a native of Louisville, daughter of the late Coleman and Florence Ludwig Edrington. She was a graduate of Ursuline Academy, homemaker and member of Holy Trinity Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Barbara Owens; and brothers, Donnie and Bobby Edrington.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Gene; children, Joan Merrick (Norman) and Tony Byron (Mary); three grandchildren, Liz McGill (Jeremy), Bobby Byron, and Tori Merrick; sisters, Sue Hellmueller (Walter) and Mary Cunningham (Elmer); and brothers, Jim Edrington (Joanne) and Coleman Edrington (Nadine).

Her funeral Mass was held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Road. Visitation was 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road. Memorial donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to Society of St. Vincent DePaul, c/o of Holy Trinity Church.