Obituaries

Obituaries



Bolton, Donald Bruce Sr.

Donald Bruce Bolton Sr., 85, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

He was a retired product manager for the old Naval Ordnance. He was a member of Auburndale Baptist Church and an Air Force veteran.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Georgia Bolton; and five siblings.

He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Bolton; beloved children, Peggy Klein (Steve), Don Bolton Jr. (Valerie) and Larry Bolton (Carmen); step-son, Walter Thompson; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday, and the funeral followed at 7 p.m. at Joseph E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Dr.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the loving care Don received at Wesley Manor, Aldersgate.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Home of Innocents.

Bovinet, Betty J. Hickman

Betty J. Hickman Bovinet, 74, born Aug. 30, 1943, passed away peacefully and comfortable with family by her side on Jan. 18, 2018.

She fought a long, hard battle with leukemia, MS and dementia. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of these organizations or to Springhurst Pines Activity Department.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Ethyl and Leonard Hickman Sr.; a sister, Helen Hickman Gasque; and two brothers, Robert and Ronald Hickman.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband, Charlie Bovinet, whom was by her side most every single day if not once, twice or more times a day; her daughter, Toni Bovinet Davidson; son-in-law, Phil Davidson; three loving grandchildren, Lindsey Chism (Aaron), Todd Davidson and Madeline Davidson; one great-granddaughter, Ava Leigh Chism; soon-to-be great-granddaughter, Brynn Michelle Chism; a brother, Leonard Hickman Jr. (Barbara); and many nieces and nephews that she adored.

Her memorial service was held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Springhurst Pines, the staff at Norton Brownsboro Hospital and MiMi Kamer and Kathy Huffine, two very special care sitters who are like family.

Cooke, Helen Ruth Vincent

Helen Ruth Vincent Cooke, 98, returned to her Heavenly Father on January 20, 2018.

She was a member of Faith Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vernal Vincent and Lee Cooke, and her grandchild, Regina O’Dell.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce O’Dell (LaVon) and Sondra Daugherty (Bob); four grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and her sisters, Mildred Harned and Betty Moore.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway with burial in Pennsylvania Run Cemetery.

Davis, Cindy Kay

Cindy Kay Davis, 59, passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, with her family by her side. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #193.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley and Paul Barnes, and her sisters, Marcella Barnes and Dana Jewell.

She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Davis Sr.; sons, Thomas Davis Jr. (Kelsyi) and Michael Jones Jr; daughters, Michelle Gammons (David), Joan Russell (Mark), Desiree Canaan (Rory); brothers, Gary Moore, Marshall Jewell, Glen Jewell, Michael Barnes, Paul Barnes and Jamie Barnes; sisters, Paula and Jennifer Barnes; step-mother, Joyce Barnes; grandchildren, D.J., Katie, Tori, Kurstin, Kayleigh, Michael III, Blaze, Blade, Abbi, Chase, Hunter, Nate, Jase, Karleigh and Thomas III; and one great-granddaughter, Kassidy.

A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at J.B. Ratterman & Sons, 2114 W. Market St. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Dean, Darlene Haner

Darlene Haner Dean, 81, passed away on Jan. 19, 2018 surrounded by her devoted family and friends. She was a lifelong resident of Louisville. She was born on June 24, 1936, the youngest child of Raymond Victor and Leona Douglas Haner.

She was a proud graduate of the Sacred Heart Academy Class of 1954 and went into senior management soon thereafter at her family owned restaurant, Mazzoni’s, on Taylorsville Road. She later was employed by the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office where she retired after ten years of dedicated service.

Always the consummate volunteer, Darlene spent many years on The Sacred Heart Academy Alumnae Board, The Kentucky Center for the Arts, The Louisville Theatrical Association, Actor’s Theatre, The Kentucky Derby Festival, Brightside, Run for the Rose and Taste of Louisville. She also served as president of the Louisville chapter of the Kentucky Restaurant Association. She was a member of St. John Paul II Parish, The Thoroughbreds and a charter member of The Kentucky Derby Museum.

Never was it difficult to spot Darlene since the majority of the time she donned a very fashionable hat — her trademark — so much so that her email address was “Hat Lady.” Darlene loved to travel, enjoying many European countries and, with friends, meandered all four corners of the United States.

Having no children of her own, she was mother to her 13 cherished nieces and nephews and grandmother to many of their children. She will be sorely missed by each of them as well as by her many dear, dear friends.

Her husband, Gregory Burton Dean, preceded her in death in November 2016.

Darlene is survived by three siblings: Ken C. Haner, Jean Haner King and Bob Haner Sr., all of Louisville.

Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. at St. John Paul II, 3042 Hikes Lane. Following her funeral mass, burial was held at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made in Darlene’s memory to Sacred Heart Academy, 3175 Lexington Rd.

Fawbush, Doris Lee

Doris Lee Fawbush, 87, of Mt. Washington, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

She was the former Doris Rouse, a retired employee of L&N Railroad, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Fawbush, and her parents, Tom and Pricilla O’Bryan Rouse.

Doris is survived by three daughters, Suzette White (David), Annette Cooper and Jeanette Starrett (Jay); one son, Richard Fawbush (Debbie); along with four beloved grandchildren, Josh Curtsinger, Lydia Cooper, Hannah Cooper and Allie Fawbush.

Funeral mass was celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with burial following in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Hess, Carl Edwin Sr.

Carl Edwin Hess Sr., 96, of Louisville, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

He was born on July 1, 1921 to the late Mary Ellen (Gregory) and William Hess Sr. He was a decorated U.S. Army WWII veteran, a former real estate broker and retired from Graphic Service Co. Carl was Baptist by faith and attended the Salvation Army Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Hazel L. Hess; his daughter, Sharon M. Bohannon; and four brothers.

He is survived by his sons, Carl Hess Jr. (Linda) and Donald Hess (Jane); grandchildren, Lisa (Ronald), Jenny (Sean), Julie, Phillip (Sheila), Tim and Scot (Deedra); five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to or the Salvation Army.

Tucker, Donald Allen

Donald Allen Tucker, 70, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Jan. 18, 2018 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Durham Tucker, and stepfather, Herschel C. Lampton. He retired after 32 years from Philip Morris. He was a member of Masonic Shawnee Lodge #830 and the National Street Rod Association.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Deborah Jones Tucker; two daughters, Kim Bowling (Glenn) and Stefani Tucker; two grandsons, Joshua and Jacob Bowling; mother, Marie Lampton; brother, Ben Durham Tucker Jr.; and stepmother, Mamie Tucker.

A celebration of Don’s life was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. Burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kosair Charities, Salvation Army or Hosparus of Louisville.

Vissing, Jennifer L.

Jennifer L. Vissing, 57, of Louisville, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. She was born on Oct. 11, 1960 to Roy Jacque Hunter and Lillie Marjorie Brannon. Jennifer was a graduate of Hanover College and later achieved her masters from Indiana Wesleyan University. She worked as a senior sales representative for Abbott Diabetes Care for the past 26 years. She currently served as the Vice President of the Phi Mu Alumni Group.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Jacque Hunter.

She is survived by her mother, Lillie Marjorie Brannon; daughter, Sarah Vissing; son, Michael Vissing; and sister, Jan Hunter.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to donate.cancer.org.

Webber, Daisy “Tina” Martine

Mrs. Daisy “Tina” Webber, 82, of Fairdale returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Mrs. Webber was born in Louisville, Kentucky to the late George and Mary Burks on Sept. 2, 1935. Mrs. Webber was a store manager for the Hostess Cakes Thrift Store. She loved growing flowers and playing bingo. Most of all she loved her family and really enjoyed family reunions. 

Among those who preceded her in death include her husband, Larry Webber; one daughter, Debra Underwood; and 11 siblings.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Bobby Underwood (Shannon) and Carol Standard (Richard); five grandchildren, Robin Underwood, Melissa Sowell, Ashley Underwood, Rachael Logsdon and Brandon Underwood; seven great grandchildren, Nikki, Jessica, Johnnie, Jordyn, Kiley, Dakota and Gracelyn; three great-great grandchildren, Jacey, Cali Ann and Ryan; five brothers and sisters, Richard, Diane, Gary, Helen and Betty; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

A funeral service was conducted at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Hwy. at Brooks Rd.) with burial in Pennsylvania Run Cemetery following.