Hatton, Lucille Elizabeth

Mrs. Lucille Elizabeth Hatton, 94, of La Grange, returned to her Heavenly Father on Friday, March 15, 2018. Lucille was born in Cardston, Alberta, Canada on March 11, 1924 to the late Arthur Thomas Henson and Rose Gertrude Savage Henson.

Lucille was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the La Grange Ward (Crestwood Stake). Lucille will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a great example and teacher to many and a valiant servant of the Lord.

Those who preceded her in death include her granddaughter, Christine Hatton; great-granddaughter, Ruby Gosnell; and siblings, Arthur T. Henson Jr., Mable Harston, Kenneth Henson, Rose Parker, Dorothy Shea, Terry Henson and LaVeda Henson. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 68 years, Woodford E. Hatton; her children, Jennifer Rose Hatton Mussman (Robert), Larry Henson Hatton, Patricia Lee Gosnell (Michael), Thomas Eastwood Hatton (Julianne); 20 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren with three more on the way and a host of other dear family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (6401 Westwind Way, Crestwood). Friends and family may pay their respects on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (7114 State Hwy. 22, Crestwood) and on Friday from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the church (6401 Westwind Way, Crestwood).

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Aid Fund. Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home will be handling arrangements.

Knop, Otto Craig

Otto Craig Knop, 60, commended his soul to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 16, 2018. Otto was a true soldier for Christ and displayed this in his everyday life. He never met a stranger, and an encounter with Otto was not soon to be forgotten.

Otto met the love of his life, Karen Jaggers, in 1983 and was married 1984. Their 33rd anniversary was celebrated in November 2017. He is survived by his wife, Karen, and his two daughters, Erika Minielly (Kenny) and Kristi Stewart (Andrew). Otto was the son of the late Otto F. Knop. He is also survived by his mother, Carolyn Hubbuch Knop, and seven siblings: Cara Boone (Richard), Brian Knop (Ellen), Kurt Knop (Crae), Donna Long (David), Caroline Knop (Michael), Tamara Demuth (Tommy) and Eric Knop (Marlene) and his many beloved nieces and nephews and other family members.

Athletics were a constant throughout Otto’s life, and he was an accomplished athlete in several sports. He set several state swim records in his youth while swimming at Plantation Country Club, and teaching young children to swim was one of his passions. Otto was an all-state linebacker at Ballard High School and was the Kentucky state shot put champion his senior year. He continued his playing career at the University of Louisville, where his father was an All-American performer, and he had the chance to play college football with two of his brothers. Otto coached numerous sports teams at various Catholic schools, including ones that often included his daughters. In his professional life, he was the consummate salesman and was a co-owner of Innovative Labeling Solutions of Cincinnati.

Otto kept his priorities straight – his Catholic faith, his family, his country and having fun. Of all his achievements, Otto would be most proud of his success as a father and as a husband. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Margaret Mary, where he was a mainstay in the kitchen for church picnics and gatherings.

His UofL tailgates were legendary, often serving as many as 300 people. He especially enjoyed frying fish that he had caught on family vacations. Otto could turn any event into a party. A dull father-daughter dance would instantly be transformed into a raucous event, with everyone dancing to Otto belting out his own special rendition of “Baba O’Riley” from The Who.

Otto was stricken with cancer just six weeks ago and fought the brave fight. His final wish was to see his second daughter get married. He achieved that goal on Wednesday March 14, 2018, when his daughter Kristi was married on the Hosparus unit of Norton Healthcare Pavilion. He kept his promise to his daughter and was able to sing with the family one last time. Otto, who was frequently described as being larger than life, will continue to be just that as his spirit will live on in his family and friends forever. He lived life to the fullest and had no regrets.

Thanks to Norton Hospital and Hosparus for their support during Otto’s journey.

A mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road with burial following at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 12 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Arch L. Heady & Son Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are requested to Hosparus of Louisville or to The Catholic Education Foundation.

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