Obituaries

Amy Taylor Broecker Kessler.

Kessler, Amy Taylor Broecker Amy Taylor Broecker Kessler, 52, left us suddenly and way too soon on May 18, 2017. She will be so incredibly missed by her husband Herman, children, Christopher Taylor Kessler and Caroline Bell Kessler, parents Carla Sue and Brad Broecker, sister Leslie Broecker, sister-in-law Marty Bybee, sister and brother-in-law Lindsey and Joe Marting, Uncle Spruce and Aunt Linda Broecker, Aunt Lynne and Walter Anderson, Pat and Penn Broecker, cousins, many dear friends and Socks, Speedo and Cheeto.

She was the vice president of Broadway Across America, Midwest Region. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, Amy had a lifelong passion for helping children, especially those with learning differences. She served on and chaired the Summit Academy Board of Directors, the STAR Board at UofL and the March of Dimes. She loved the Louisville Cardinals and our B-Lot Boozers, cooking, fine bourbon, her Broadway family and taking care of all of us. She was so proud of Christopher and Caroline. Her passion for helping others will no doubt live on in them.

Visitation was held Monday, May 22, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Running Water Farm, 8515 Brownsboro Road. Private burial.

Fallon, Mary Beth

Mary Beth Fallon, 56, of Louisville, passed away on May 20, 2017.

She worked for Stanley Black & Decker for over 20 years. Mary Beth enjoyed reading books and traveling with her daughter’s cheerleading teams. She was an active member of Sigma Kappa, Alpha Theta Alum Chapter. Mary Beth was born on July 15, 1960 in Louisville. She was preceded in death by her father, James Edward Osting.

Mary Beth is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, Barry Fallon; daughter, Megan Fallon; mother, Barbara Osting; and brother, Todd Osting (Tina).

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home, East Louisville Chapel (235 Juneau Drive, Louisville, KY 40243). A celebration of Mary Beth’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 at the funeral home.

In loving memory of Mary Beth, memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association of America.

Dauenhauer, Douglas Edward

Douglas Edward Dauenhauer, age 56, was taken from us unexpectedly in a tragic accident on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and entered into the presence of his Lord. He was a native Louisvillian who moved to Campbellsville, KY, 17 years ago, yet commuted daily to work at UPS as a Human Resource Supervisor. He was a graduate of Atherton High School in Louisville, became a Christian at the age of 12, was an accomplished pianist and possessed many athletic talents as well. He grew up as a member of Deer Park Baptist Church and then served along with his wife, Mary, in many capacities over many years while at Friendship Baptist Church after moving to Campbellsville. Douglas retired from UPS in June, 2016 after 32 years of faithful service where he developed countless friendships with coworkers who respected and valued his style of servant leadership, sense of humor, and his ability to show genuine love to others. His hobbies included collecting cars and antique fire trucks as well as authentic fire-fighting equipment.

Douglas was preceded in death by his grandparents Hallie and Joe Dauenhauer, Gertrude Penick Held, and infant sister, Donna Sue Dauenhauer. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years Mary Bauer-Dauenhauer, parents Patricia Dauenhauer Pfeiffer and Larry Dauenhauer, sons Michael and Matthew Dauenhauer, siblings David Dauenhauer (Stephanie), sister Denice Cecil, Donald Dauenhauer (Theresa), 1 niece, 2 nephews, and 1 grandchild.

Funeral arrangements included visitation from 4 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, May 24 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, which will be followed by visitation on Thursday morning May 25 from 10 to noon at Deer Park Baptist Church, 1733 Bardstown Road. The funeral service is being held at noon in the church sanctuary with burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Sunrise Children’s Services.

Empson, Robert Blaine “Bob”

Robert Blaine “Bob” Empson, 75, of Louisville, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 19, 2017 with his family by his side. He was a Catholic by faith.

Bob was born February 2, 1942, in Seymour, Indiana, son of the late Robert Burn Empson and Faye Pemberton Empson. He was an electrician and 50-year member of IBEW Local 369. He retired in 2000.

Bob was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, the Kentucky Air National Guard, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a former member of Glen Oaks Country Club and Jeffersonville Elks Lodge.

Bob was a life-long bowler. At age 22, he was the first to bowl a sanctioned 300 at Youngstown Lanes in Jeffersonville. Additionally, he was on the 1997 Kentucky State Bowling championship team. Bob loved golf, fishing, and was an avid poker player. He enjoyed travel with family and friends. Bob never met a stranger and was the life of every party.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia Solley Empson; two daughters: Suzanne Sims (Tom) and Amy Stephenson (Jeff); brothers: Tom Empson of Clarksville and Sam Empson (Jan) of Jeffersonville; granddaughters: Sydney and Payton Sims; grandsons: Harper and Asher Stephenson; and many loving family members.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Jane Cornett and the staff at the Episcopal Church Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 am, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 12:00pm – 8:00pm on Monday, May 22 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road, “in St. Matthews.”

Memorial gifts in the form of contributions may be made to Highlands Community Ministries Adult Day Center, 1228 East Breckenridge Street, Louisville, KY 40204.

Price, William Dow Jr.

William Dow Price Jr., 89, of Louisville, passed away peacefully Friday, May 19, 2017.

He was born in Shelbyville, KY, son of the late William and Martha Deakins Price. He was a graduate of Temple University and earned his Master’s and Doctorate at Wade Hampton College in South Carolina. Bill served in the United States Navy during WWII and Korea. He was a healthcare executive his entire career and was instrumental in opening and operating new hospital systems in multiple locations across the country.

Bill was a Kentucky Colonel, former Mayor of St. Regis Park, member of the National Office of Management Association, former Director of Welfare for the City of Louisville and a long time member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Bramer Price; four daughters, Melanie Gunn (Edward), Michelle Stull (Matt), Kimberly Graves (Grant) and Christie Ingram (Rick); eight grandchildren, Hilary Gunn, Meredith Gunn, Riley Stull, Kaelin Stull, Jack Graves, Brady Graves, Andrew Ingram, and Ashley Ingram; sister, Nancy Hunt; brother, Charles Price (Barbara); and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Road, East Louisville.

Volz, Jacob “Jake”, Sr.

Jacob “Jake” Volz, Sr., 92, of Louisville passed away after a brief struggle with cancer on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was predeceased by his parents, William Theobald and Nellie Pauline Volz; his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia (Voll) Volz.

Jake proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of Our Mother of Sorrow Catholic Church, Moose Lodge #5, American Legion, and Veteran of Foreign Wars. He was a founding member of the Kentuckiana Lawn Maintenance Association. Jake was associated with Wayne’s Lawn Service and Profits Unlimited for the past 27 years and wishes to echo the message that “Lawn Guys are Professionals”.

He is survived by daughters, Donna Helm (Rick) and Cheri Volz-Brown (David); sons John Volz (Sherri), William “Corky” Volz (Kim) and Wayne Volz (Jane); 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

His funeral Mass was celebrated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 760 Eastern Parkway, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, where a vigil service was held 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Jake and his family would like to thank his friend Cokey DeWeese, the staff at Nazareth Home Clifton, Ursuline Sisters, Carmelite Sisters, and Hosparus for their love, compassion, and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jake’s honor to Ursuline Sisters and Hosparus.