Obituaries

Barr (Lewis), Mary Louise

Mary Louise Engelhard Barr (Lewis) was born on March 29, 1921 to Helen B. and Victor H. Engelhard, Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky. She was married to John W. Barr III (who predeceased her) for fifty-five years. She has two sons, John McFerran Barr II (Sally) and Charles Carrington Barr M.D. (Lisa); five grandchildren, Elizabeth Barr Fawell (Reed), Charles McFerran Barr (Sarah), Paul McFerran Barr, Alexandra Ortiz (Isaac) and Joseph Snyder and four great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Helen E. LeLaurin (Don) and her sister-in-law Harriet Engelhard. She is preceded in death by her brother, Victor H. Engelhard III. Several nieces and nephews also survive her.

A second marriage to W. Grant Lewis gave her two daughters, Caroline Elgin (Cliff) and the late Amanda LaManna (Vince); granddaughters, Amanda Matter (John) and Eleanor Takagishi (Troy) and great grandchildren, Olivia and John Matter and Ashley and Morgan Takagishi.

She gave generously of her time and assets as a volunteer for many causes during her adult life, most notably 35 years as a docent at The Speed Art Museum.

She was fascinated by the art world and this coupled, with her love of foreign travel, took her to many of the great museums of the world.

In addition, she was part of a small group that started the Nativity Academy of St. Boniface, which was a continuing interest for her.

Mary Louise (Chip) could be described as a learner, a true Renaissance woman, interested in everything!

Social events, which she enjoyed very much, were a part of her life complete with memberships at the Louisville Country Club, River Valley Club and Saturday Noon Book Club, plus a weekly bridge game with close friends.

Mary Louise and John enjoyed hunting and fishing trips in Ballard County, Kentucky and Ontario, Canada, with their favorite – animal watching on safari in Africa!

Her own description of her life was this: “I’ve had a wonderful life, surrounded by love, interesting people and endeavors, and always laced with humor!”

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road, followed by burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Pearson’s.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Speed Art Museum, Second Presbyterian Church, the Nativity Academy at St. Boniface 529 East Liberty Street, Louisville, KY 40202-1107 or the charity of your choice.

Crawley, Kathleen Soete

Kathleen Soete Crawley, 86, passed away peacefully, at her home on November 19, 2017.

She was born November 24, 1930, to the late Leonard and Edna Mae Soete. Kathleen attended St. George Catholic School and was a graduate of Presentation High School. Her family became members of St. Denis Church. She worked at Bell South early in her adult life. Kathleen was a member of her beloved friend group called the Dizzy Dozen and played cards in her monthly bridge club. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother of six children.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Soete Jr., and sister, Leslie Haywood.

She leaves behind her devoted husband of 66 years, John A. Crawley Sr.; sister, Pharol Reasor; brother, Harry Soete (Donna); sons, John A. Crawley, Jr. (Terry), Tom Crawley (Debbie), Mike Crawley (Katie) and David Crawley (Missy); daughters, Janice Crawley and Jackie Mottley; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Kathleen’s family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to her caregivers, Sandy Gillespie, Tiffany Mickens and Kendra Bradley, who took such great care of her.

Her funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 7500 Tangelo Dr. with a private burial for family at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy and donations can be made in her name to Hosparus Health, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr. Louisville, KY 40205.

Hyatt, Joseph Q.

Joseph Q. Hyatt, 74, passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at his residence.

He graduated from the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, Kentucky, where he played both basketball and football. He later attended Tennessee Temple University, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Joseph worked for the Kroger Co. and was a member of Louisville Baptist Deaf Church.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Diane Lee Hyatt; sister, Geneva Unsell (Charles); brother, Edward Leon Hyatt; sister-in-law, Barbara Hood (Hugh) and two nieces, Gail Dagostino and Debbie Hammer.

His funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Monday, November 20, 2017 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kentucky School for the Deaf c/o Jacobs Hall Museum, P.O. Box 27 303 S. 2nd St., Danville, KY 40423.

Kuzuoka, Jo Ann

Jo Ann Kuzuoka, 85, of Louisville passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Baptist Health.

Jo Ann was born in Jefferson County to the late John Y. and Nora Langan Wilson. She had been employed by Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, was a member of Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and had volunteered for Little Sisters of the Poor and Suburban Hospital.

Preceding her in death, other than her parents, was her husband, Henry John Kuzuoka, and a grandson, Jonathan Henry Schrecker.

She is survived by her son, John York Kuzuoka (Gina); daughters, Janice Eileen Miles and Jean Nora Schrecker (Michael); sister, Eileen T. Wilson; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and her three beloved pugs.

Her funeral mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 747 Harrison Avenue, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Hosparus of Louisville, The Kentucky Humane Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her memory.

Reed, Mary Brenda

Mary Brenda Reed, 79, entered Eternal Life on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Mary was a loving and devoted wife, Momma and grandmother. She served her family diligently as a homemaker and will be dearly missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Margurite Patterson; step-father, Walter C. Farmer; husband, John Roger Reed and step-son, John “Johnny” Reed.

Survivors include her children, Michael “Wayne” Skaggs (Josie Sabie), Wesley Howell Skaggs (Pamela Brown-Mammen) and Wade Andrew Skaggs (Toni); step-son, Phillip Reed Sr.; brother, Wayne Patterson (Cathy) and granddaughters, Connie Skaggs and Casey Black.

Funeral services were held at Ratterman and Sons 1 p.m. Tuesday, with burial following in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Help honor Mary’s wish to support at-need children by donating to Cedar Lake Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research, the Louisville Police and Fire Department charities or other charities to benefit children.

Salvate, Mary O’Neal

Mary O’Neal Salvate, 92, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Treyton Oaks Towers.

Mary O’Neal Salvate was born on December 4, 1924 to Clara O. and Charles E. O’Neal in Lexington. She was married to her beloved Thomas L. Salvate (who predeceased her) for 63 years. She has two children, Mark Salvate (Cathy) and Helen Simms (John); four grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Joey and Pamela and two great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Edward O’Neal, and sister, JoAnne Reeves, as well as the Caldwell family – her dearest friends and world traveling companions.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as four brothers and a sister.

Mary was the owner and operator of the The Greenery Florist for 36 years. Mary’s greatest gift was her kindness and generosity to all that knew her. She made every occasion special for her customers by putting her personal touch on each arrangement that left the Greenery.

Her funeral service was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Buechel United Methodist Church, 2817 Hikes Lane. Private burial took place at Resthaven Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home.

Special thanks to the staff at Treyton Oaks and caregivers Rita and Mary Alice for their loving care.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Strong, Donald Lee

Donald Lee Strong, 79, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 doing what he loved most, watching his grandsons play sports. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed the great outdoors with his three sons. A skilled gardener, Donnie and his wife Helen planted and harvested a beautiful crop of vegetables every summer. Donnie was a retired teamster, a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed.

Donald was preceded in death by his sons, Tim Strong and Donald Strong. He is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Tony Strong, Terry Strong (Kim) and Jeff Strong; grandchildren, Samantha Strong, Chandler Strong, Benjamin Strong, Brandon Strong and Breanne Jones.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1 p.m. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery.