Obituaries

Fortney Jr., Julian Edwin

Julian Edwin Fortney Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was born December 8, 1925, in Central City, KY, where his family owned the Central Power Light and Electric Company. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he moved to Louisville and began his long career as a Manufacturers Agent for many companies including Chicago Pneumatic, Ingersoll Rand, Cowden Manufacturing, and Blue Ridge Manufacturing. He married Mary Jill Craine, July 4, 1956 and raised three children, enjoying summers at Harmony Landing CC and in Harbor Springs, MI. He was an avid golfer playing anytime he could. He was a member of Ky. Chamber of Commerce (where he held the position of membership chair), The Pendennis Club, The Louisville Boat Club, Harmony Landing Country Club, Bristol Country Club (VA) and Point of Woods Country Club (MI). In all facets, Julian was known for his sense of humor and outspoken candor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Helon Mary Baird and Julian Edwin Fortney Sr. He is survived by his three children, Michael Craine Fortney (Cindy), Julian Edwin Fortney lll (a.k.a. Jed) and Mary Lisa Wiley (Frank), plus four grandchildren: Evalyn Wiley (Chicago, IL), Frankie Wiley (Nashville, TN), Amanda Skidmore (Lake Worth, FL) and Monica Seeley (Jacksonville, NC) plus two great grandchildren. The family would also like to thank Hosparus, Norton Brownsboro East Hospital and Good Samaritan Nursing Home for his care. Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, August 5 at Pearson’s Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane with burial at Cane Station Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society.

Hjalm, Tammy A. Moore

Tammy A. Moore Hjalm, 43, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Tammy was a bright and beautiful light, a wonderful and loving mother of two children that she cherished more than anything. She had many close friends that were drawn to her passion and curiosity for life and new experiences.

She was a real estate agent with Kentucky Select Properties and was a member of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors.

Tammy is survived by her loving husband Martin Hjalm; children, Lucas and Elin Hjalm; her parents, Joseph “Kenny” Moore (Katherine) and Ulrike H. Moss, her brother Terry Moore, and countless close friends.

Visitation was held from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, with a memorial service following at 4 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to NAMI. Online condolences may be left at www.ratterman.com.

Crone, Kenneth Melton

Kenneth Melton Crone, 91, died on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

He was born August 1, 1926 to Walter and Clara May Melton Crone and was a lifelong resident of Corydon. He was a World War II veteran, a Bronze Star recipient who served in Germany in the 423rd infantry under the command of General Omar Bradley. He was a member of the Corydon Christian Church Disciples of Christ, a lifetime member of the V.F.W., and was retired from Hurst Lumber Company.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Mary AnnaBelle Crone and ImaDee Crone; his son, Kenneth Edward Crone; his stepson, Rick Johnson; his brothers, Guy, Ray and Wayne Crone; and his sisters, Janice Crone, Mary Henriott and Leona Lang.

He leaves to cherish his memory his companion, Lois Mullins; his daughters, Rita Robinson, Donna Jacobs, Linda Crosier, Margie Dietrich and Connie Jones; his brothers, Benny and Robert Crone; his sisters, Janie Crawford, Jo Ann Harrison and Vera Crone; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Kenneth was a very hard working, active man who never met a stranger. He loved traveling, dancing, music, gardening, playing cards and family. His memory will live on with all of those whose lives he touched.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Ose, Jared Tyler “Superman”

Jared Tyler “Superman” Ose took his final flight to be with his Heavenly Father at 7:26 am on August 5, 2017, in his home in Goshen, KY after fighting a long and tough fight against his terminal illness, Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy.

Jared was born on August 28, 2001 in Louisville, KY to Ronald and Kristi Ose. He was loved by so many people and brought his family near and far together annually to celebrate his life.

He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Robert Klein and Ronald C. Ose.

He is survived by his parents; his sister, Jaclyn Ose; his brother, Mitchell Ose; his grandmothers, Lois Klein and Phyllis Ose, numerous uncles, aunts and cousins, friends and his caring medical care team.

His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Northeast Christian Church, 9900 Brownsboro Rd. with a private burial following. Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Kourageous Kids. Kourageous Kids is a division of Hosparus Health and has been a blessing to the family. Please visit www.hosparushealth.org to donate.

Thompson, Howard “Tommy” Ray

Howard “Tommy” Ray Thompson, 87, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Baptist East Hospital.

Tommy was a retired security guard for Brown & Williamson, a member of the Korean Wounded War Veterans, a 50 year member of the Masons, and a member of Harvest Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Betty; and a special four legged friend, Winston Ray.

He is survived by his children, Connie King (Cillis), Lisa Sprowles (David), and David Earl Thompson (Christine); five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

His funeral service was held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Joseph E. Ratterman & Sons, 7336 Southside Dr. with burial in Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Four Park Towers for their kind and compassionate care.

Kern, Carolyn “Jo”

Carolyn “Jo” Kern, 78, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Jewish Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born December 7, 1938 in Drakesboro, KY a daughter of the late James Carl Gregory and Mae Dillingham Gregory.

Jo was a loving wife, mother and nana. She was devoted to her family and friends, always putting others before herself. Jo was funny, had a keen sense of humor and loved to make others smile.

She was a member of St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her four siblings.

Jo is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert L. Kern; children, Benita Jo Kern Federle (Ken), Robert L. Kern, Jr., Ronald L. Kern and Marci Sutton (Brad); four grandchildren, Thomas, Caroline, Kameron and Jordan and many other loving extended family and friends.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, “in St. Matthews.”

Her Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church, 2119 Payne Street with interment following in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, 134 Main Avenue, Nazareth, KY 40048.

Adams, Cecie Lawson

Always proud to call Shelbyville her Old Kentucky Home, Cecie Lawson Adams, 83, died peacefully on Thurs., August 3, with William “Bill” Martin Adams, 85, her loving husband for nearly 59 years, at her bedside at the River Landing Retirement Community in Colfax, NC.

Cecie was preceded in death by parents Mary Murray Harbison Lawson and Stanley Briggs Lawson, whose Briggs Men’s Store held a prominent place on Main Street Shelbyville for decades.

Cecie is survived by daughter Mary Fabrizio, son-in-law David Fabrizio, grandsons Nick and Neil Fabrizio, son Greg, daughter-in-law Paula and son Briggs.

Born and raised in Shelbyville, Cecie ventured out as a young school teacher to San Diego, where she met her future husband Bill, a US Navy officer. After raising a family and moving to several places along the way, the couple returned to Shelbyville, where they often gathered with friends and family at their home on Guist Creek Lake.

A dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church, Cecie volunteered to help the Kentucky State Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood advance its mission of empowering women. She continued working with children, volunteering for Arriba Ninos, the tutoring and literacy program for Hispanic students in Shelby County. The second graders tended to be her favorites.

Funeral services were led by Pastor Jay Hodge at 10 a.m. on Tues., Aug. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made First Presbyterian Church, 629 Main Street, Shelbyville, 40065.