Obituaries

Brooks, Cordell “Dell” Sr.

Cordell “Dell” Brooks Sr., 64, passed away September 28, 2017.

He was a member of Highland Park Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Charlotte Brooks; three children: Cordell Jr., (Kim), Sherri Brooks and Michelle Trice (Calvin); three sisters: Sally Ann Graves, Johnetta Johnson (Maurice) and Gloria Carter; three brothers: Jonathan and Raymond Jr. Brooks and Jerry Graves; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral was held Wednesday at his church, 3700 Shanks Lane with burial in Green Meadows Cemetery.

Coomer, Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor Coomer, 90, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.

Mary proudly volunteered for over 20 years with Audubon Hospital and she loved her family dearly. Her husband and father of her children, Clarence Taylor Sr., and second husband, Bill Coomer, preceded her in death. Mary is also preceded in death by two of her children, Clarence Jr. and Suzanne Taylor and dear friend Bob Gardner. Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory her children: Marilyn Murphy (Robert), Carolyn Taylor Coots, Mike Taylor (Debbie), David Taylor (Becky) and Jackie Ross (Steve); twenty grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.

A service to honor the life of Mary was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Road, with burial following in Resthaven Memorial Park. The family would like to thank the staff at Parkway and Landmark of Louisville for the tender care of their mother. Please leave your condolences for the family at www.archlheadyresthaven.com

Gibson, William Leroy

William Leroy Gibson passed away peacefully on September 30, 2017. He was born on April 18, 1926 in White Hall, Illinois to Alvin Gibson Sr. and Elinor Crum Gibson.

He served in the United States Marine Corp in World War II and was a graduate of the University of Louisville Law School.

He was preceded in death by his brother and sister.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne Lichtefeld Gibson; four stepchildren, Patti Wyatt, Kathy Russ (Chuck), Fred Wyatt (Karen) and Jim Wyatt (Marzia); his grandchildren, Rebecca Spencer (Scott), Daniel Russ (Laura), Nicole Duck (Jonathan), Megan Wyatt, Luna Wyatt, Rocco Wyatt and six great grandsons.

The family would like to thank the staff of Springhurst Pines Health and Rehab and Hosparus Health.

Funeral service was held at noon on Tuesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane with burial following at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Glasscock, Kathryn

Kathryn Glasscock, 62, of Louisville passed away peacefully on September 30, 2017 at Baptist Hospital East after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

Kathy was born on May 13, 1955 in Pikeville to Peggy and Eugene Hagans.

She was a soft-spoken individual that exuded a quiet strength. She had a natural instinct to comfort and nurture those around her. Kathy was a true class act, always graceful, gentle and steady. Kathy was married to Mike Glasscock for 23 years and raised a close-knit family of three children. She spent her days making a beautiful home, providing home cooked meals, carpooling to practices, cheering at ball games and encouraging with schoolwork.

Kathy is preceded in death by her husband Mike Glasscock, father Eugene “Gumpy” Hagans, and brother David Hagans.

Mrs. Glasscock is survived by her daughter Leah; sons Kevin (Kristy) and Alex; grandchildren Audrey, Drew and Maddie; mother Peggy Hagans; brother Frank and long-time companion Donnie Stephens as well as many other family members and friends.

Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with burial following at Cave Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

McGrath, Sherry Grant

Sherry Grant McGrath, 55, of Louisville passed away peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Baptist Health Louisville with family and friends by her side. The determination and optimism she held throughout her life marked her struggle with cancer. She left this world loving and loved by many.

Born February 22, 1962 in Columbia, Kentucky to Pat and Joe Grant, she is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Steve McGrath; children, Brett and Kayla; sisters, Julie Cowan (Brian) and Beth Ellison (Michael “Bo”) and five nieces and nephews, Derek, Jake, Kylie, Haley and Emma.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Kentucky, Sherry worked passionately as a labor and delivery nurse for over 30 years, most recently as the Nurse Manager of Labor and Delivery at Baptist Health Louisville. Her compassion, selfless love and devotion were a constant light for those who knew her.

Sherry was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched. She lives on in the many people whose lives she influenced for the better and the countless babies born under her care.

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville with burial following in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in Sherry’s name be made to the the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance or the Baptist Health Louisville NICU.

Rateau, Julian “Judd”

Julian “Judd” Rateau, 94, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home.

He was the former owner/operator of Russell’s Camera Shop and retired sales manager for Qualex, a longtime member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church (St. Helens), past president of the Rotary Club and an Army veteran of WWII.

Judd is survived by his wife of 70 years, LaVerne Ammon Rateau; children, Sherry Busch, Becky Schagene (Terry) and Mark Rateau (Denise); five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mary Queen of Peace, 4005 Dixie Hwy., followed by entombment at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

Memorial gifts may be made to either the American Cancer Society or Hosparus.

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