Obituaries

Obituaries


Barrell, Garey Klee

Mr. Garey Klee Barrell, 75, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in a Rome hospital.

Mr. Barrell was born in Louisville, Kentucky, son of the late Samuel Ogden Barrell and the late Leota Kleesattel Barrell. He attended the University of Kentucky and was appointed as a Kentucky Colonel by the state of Kentucky. He was a retired engineer and had served as an aerospace engineer in the NASA space program as well as the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Mr. Barrell was also well-known as an amateur radio operator, using the call sign K4OAH. He was a member of the Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Jean Taylor of Rome, to whom he was married for 56 years; a son, Kevin Wayne Barrell (Sonja) of Rome; a daughter, Leslie Klee Bledsoe (Mark) of St. Charles, Illinois; a sister, Christie Hora (John) of Louisville, Kentucky; and six grandchildren. Nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial service to honor Mr. Barrell’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky. The Rev. Mary Nebelsick will officiate.

Mr. Barrell’s care was entrusted to the Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, Rome, Georgia.

Breehl Sr., Clifford A.

Clifford A. Breehl Sr., 88, of Louisville, lost his long battle with various cancers on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful and loving wife of 60 years, Marie Breehl, and son, Jeff Breehl.

Cliff is survived by his son, Cliff Jr. (Patricia); daughters, Terry Breehl Rabalais and Amy Breehl; daughter-in-law, Debbie Breehl; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Cliff was born in Louisville in 1930 and graduated from Male High School in 1948. He worked for Sutcliff’s, Erdmann Supply, Louisville Tin and Stove, Belknap and was the owner of Cheers Liquors. In the 1960s he coached baseball for Germantown Little League and football for Highlands YMCA.

Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, has been entrusted with cremation. The burial was held 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Cave Hill Cemetery. A memorial celebration of life was held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Okolona Woman’s Club, 9017 Preston Hwy.

In memory of Cliff, contributions may be made to Hosparus of Louisville, with whom we could not have done without.

Coleman, Laura Ann (Trent)

Laura Ann (Trent) Coleman, 56, passed away Feb. 23, 2018.

She was a member Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a home health provider.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Patricia and William Trent.

Laura is survived by her husband of 34 years, Martin R. “Marty” Coleman; children, Angelena R. Coleman, Jacob R. Coleman and Melissa A. Coleman; grandson, Liam Preston; sister, Diana T. Johnson; and brothers, William “Billy” Trent and John Trent. She was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy. with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens (West).

Howell, Mary Ann Thomas

Mary Ann Thomas Howell, 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth, and sister, Donna.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Richard and Paul; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Patricia, Michael, Chris, Elaine, Eddie, Rita, Anthony and Theresa; and lifelong friend, Tina.

Her funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 370 Stone Lakes Dr., with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road.

Sunde, Barbara

Barbara Sunde, 87, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away on Feb. 23, 2018.

She retired from Bacon’s in 1996 after more than 20 years of service and was an active member of Strathmoor Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Barb will always be remembered for her great cooking and her caring and nurturing nature.

Barbara was born on March 28, 1930 in Washington, D.C. to the late James and Mary Bracey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Sewell Sunde, and three brothers: Harold Bracey, Russ Bracey and Bill Bracey.

She is survived by her children; Lynne Stein (Gary), James Sunde (Denise), Becky Fortwengler (Steve Hamilton), Gayle Moore (Todd) and Anne Pfaadt (Dennis). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Troy, Shanna, Adam, Jennifer, Morgan, Josh, Taylor, Aaron, Alexis and Luke; four great-grandchildren, Mercedes, Jordan, Reese, Peyton; and her fur babies, Roxy, Dolly and Sissy.

A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Strathmoor Presbyterian Church (2201 Hawthorne Ave.) with a reception to follow.