Obituaries

Blair, Francis Michael “Mike”

Francis Michael “Mike” Blair Sr., 67, passed away June 21, 2018. Mike retired from Ford Motor Company after 33 years of service. He was an avid UK fan and had a love for car collecting and music. Over the years, Mike played in several bands.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Fannie Mae Blair; brother, Joseph P. Blair Jr.; infant brother, Robert L. Blair; and niece, Angela Burress.

Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory his children, Francis Michael “Mike” Blair Jr. (Amy), Robert “Bobby” Paul Blair and Kyle Patrick Blair (Emma); grandchildren, Francis “Frankie” Michael Blair III and Isla Frances Blair; loving companion, Vicky Faith; and sisters, Linda Taylor, Sharon Burress (Charles) and sister-in-law Judy Blair. He is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, 100 cousins and cherished dogs, Mini Girl and Josie.

A funeral mass took place at 11 a.m. June 26, 2018, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 5915 Outer Loop, 40219, with burial at Highland Memory Gardens in Mt. Washington. Visitation was held on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Road, 40218. The family would like to thank Dr. Alfonso Cervera and the team of doctors and nurses at Norton Hospital for the tender care given to Mike. Please leave your condolences for the family at www.archlheadyresthaven.com.

Brooks, Aneita Wilson

Aneita Wilson Brooks passed away on June 23, 2018.

Aneita was born March 28, 1926 to Mabel and John T. Wilson in Hamilton, Ohio.

Aneita touched many lives through her kind and giving ways. She will be fondly remembered by family, friends and many of her former associates at the Reynolds Aluminum Company and the Jefferson County School Board.

She was an active member and attended First Christian Church for over 70 years. The many relationships she developed through church she considered a second family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Scott A. Brooks; and her sister, Vera Wilson Dorn.

She is survived by her brother, Robert D. Wilson of Blue Ridge, Georgia; her children, Gregory S. Brooks and Maureen Brooks; her grandchildren Scotty, Rebecca and Barbara Brooks; and a great-grandchild, Mary Harper Fallot, all of Louisville.

Funeral service was held at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane, with private burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to First Christian Church, 7700 US Hwy. 42, Louisville, 40241 or the donor’s charity of choice.

Eberle, Aaron Michael

Aaron Michael Eberle, 35, passed away June 19, 2018. Aaron spent his career as a trim carpenter. He was a very hard worker, amazing loyal friend and loving son and brother. Aaron is survived by his father, Kevin Eberle (Charlotte); mother, Sandy Eberle (Larry Layman); brother, Austen Eberle (Amy); niece, Allison Eberle; and stepsister, Casey Cochran.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 30 at 602 Emily Road, Louisville, KY 40206.

Dillon, Edward Burch

Edward Burch Dillon, 54, passed away on June 19, 2018.

Edward was preceded in death by his mother, Phebe Dillon, and his step-mother, Betty Dillon.

He is survived by his father, Jerome A. Dillon Sr.; and siblings, Jerome A. Dillon, Jr. (Peggy), Mary Cowley (Bill), Vicki Combs (Doug), Daugherty Murphy (Rick), Nora Hall (Robert), Paula Ballard (Greg), Diane Fischer (Mike), Nancy Stucker (Greg), Lisa Hamilton (Woody), Tom Dillon, Dennis Dillon (Ellen), Rob Dillon and Carrie Burns (Robert). Edward is also survived by 25 nieces and nephews and 22 great-nieces and great-nephews

His funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on June 26, 2018 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Bardstown Road at Lancashire Ave. Visitation was from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Eubanks, Alma Louise (Willis)

On the evening of June 15, 2018, Alma peacefully passed away at Landmark of Louisville after a brief stay. At 88, she was still young at heart and loved her life.

Alma was born in Louisville, Dec. 29, 1929, to Ruby and Everett Willis. She graduated from Shawnee High School and was a member of Deer Park Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Eubanks; her parents; her son, Ronn; and her brothers, Stuart and Kenny. She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Eubanks (Jim Riemer) and Vicki Eubanks; Nikki (granddog) and Little Cat (Sassy). Mom was such an important part of all our lives, and we will miss her so much. She will always live in our hearts.

If you knew Alma, you know that she was a strong and independent woman. While in the hospital in March, she said, “I’m a fighter.” She was a breast cancer survivor and demonstrated her strength throughout her life. Alma was the primary caregiver for her parents and brothers for over 20 years and was devoted to her three children that she raised alone after she was widowed at age 34. She also loved her animals, especially her beloved dog, Max, and her cats, past (Louise, Mollie, Bobbi, Frazier and J.D.) and present (Lilly and Poppy). Alma loved having fun, especially going out to eat or for coffee, attending art festivals and working in her yard.

The visitation and memorial service will be held on June 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Highlands Funeral Home at 3331 Taylorsville Road. Private burial will be at Memorial Gardens West. Online condolences can be posted at www.highlandsfuneralhome.com.

Beyer, Marcy Grossman White

May 25, 1926 to June 15, 2018. Marcy Grossman White Beyer, 92, was a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis with a degree in speech and English. She earned her post-graduate degree in gerontology from the University of Texas at Denton, Texas. Marcy served overseas with the service clubs during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

After her move to Louisville in 1979, she worked as the senior adult director at the Jewish Community Center. She married Stanley J. Beyer in 1979 and they were a devoted couple until his death in 1999. After her retirement, Marcy was an ardent volunteer for Public Radio Partnership, Actors Theatre, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Red Cross and St. Joseph’s Child Development Center. Marcy’s volunteer work gave her a great deal of pleasure as well as filling a great void after her husband’s passing. Donations are welcome in Marcy’s name to any of the above organizations.

Marcy is survived by her children, Rebecca A. Clark (Roger), Robert S. White (Pam), Sharon Jacobson-Beyer (Harry) and Mark S. Beyer; grandchildren, Joshua I. White (Jordan), Ruth H. White, Keith Jacobson-Beyer, Carissa Clark and Joshua Clark; eight great-grandchildren and many friends and relatives throughout the world.

Marcy believes in a joyful remembrance; no tears, please. Remember her for the fun she had at all the parties she gave; remember her for all her volunteer service to the community; and remember her as a friend, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cared.

Roberts, Auguster Clark

Auguster Clark Roberts, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, departed this life on June 20, 2018 at the age of 80.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Jean Roberts, and sister, Betty Jean Herndon. He dedicated his life to Christ at an early age in Bessemer, Alabama at Antioch Baptist Church.

Auguster Clark Roberts is survived by his son, Michael Anthony Roberts (Triquina); daughter, Cassaundra Antoinette Moore (Kevin); 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is survived by sister-in-law, Vimala Devi; brother-in-law Albert Smith Jr. (Vernell); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 p.m. on June 26, 2018 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (235 Juneau Dr., Louisville, KY 40243) with burial following at Louisville Memorial Gardens East.

To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.

Winkler, Andrew Myrick

Andrew Myrick Winkler of Louisville, 74, passed away on June 19. He is survived by his sons, Carson Myrick and Andrew Philip Winkler (Vicki); grandchildren, Justin, Miles, Carson, Vivian and Olivia Winkler; ex-wife Linda Winkler, all of Louisville; sisters, Kitty Winkler and Phyllis Penner; and nieces, Courtney McColl (Lane) and Katey Penner (Rey) of Miami, Florida.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law where he was selected for law review, Andy served as a federal prosecutor for the IRS for 30 years. He was an avid reader, learner and collector of fine things.

His favorite author Mark Twain succinctly captured his life philosophy with this quote: “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” Andy lived his life fueled by his passions, which were many, and his peaceful passing reflected a life well lived. Andy chose cremation with no ceremonies; however, a private family celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Frazier Rehabilitation Institute of Kentucky, www.kentuckyonehealth.org/jewish-hospital-st-marys-foundation. Ratterman Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3800 Bardstown Road, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.ratterman.com.