Obituaries

Buchanan, Elizabeth Anne (Trosper) “Happy”

Elizabeth Trosper “Happy” Buchanan, 84, passed away Oct. 12, 2018.

Happy was a native of Corbin, Kentucky, the seventh of eight children born to the late Susie and “T.R” Trosper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Neil “Buck” Buchanan; and siblings, Margie Cummins (Bill), Nita Peyton (Bill), J.B. Trosper (Louise), Wanda Bruner (Tom), Ray Trosper and Betty Yonce (Neil).

Happy is survived by her daughter, Susan Elizabeth Buchanan (Bryan Graves); brother, Billy Trosper; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Sandra Schrader (Rich) and Yvette Eastham (Wayne).

Visitation was held Tuesday at Owen Funeral Home – Jeffersontown, 9318 Taylorsville Road, with service following. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Louisville Metro Animal Services.

Corbett, Stephen D. “Deano”

Stephen D. “Deano” Corbett.

Stephen D. Corbett, 56, the acclaimed Golden Toque chef, owner of Corbett’s: An American Place, Equus and Jack’s Lounge and co-owner of Ward 426 restaurants, passed away suddenly of a heart attack Oct. 13.

Known to his friends as “Deano,” Chef Corbett was born in Portland, Oregon. He learned to cook after returning from college when, at the time, his mother Nancy was battling lung cancer. He began cooking to nourish her back to health. Completely self-taught, Chef Corbett began his culinary career in Dallas, Texas, at the renowned Chandler’s Landing Yacht Club and Ram’s Head Restaurant. Arriving in Louisville in 1982, Chef Corbett rose through the ranks at Casa Grisanti and later assumed the sous chef position at Sixth Avenue. With Casa Grisanti, Chef Corbett participated in Taste of America, a celebration of the top 50 restaurants for President Reagan’s inauguration in 1984.

Chef Corbett purchased Equus (Latin for horse) in 1985, which grew into a four-star landmark in St. Matthews and was featured in Food Arts, Southern Living and Wine Spectator. In 2000, Chef Corbett opened Jack’s Lounge next door to Equus. Named after his late father and former business partner, Jack’s was recognized for its award-winning cocktails and received a “Best of Louisville” award three years in a row. Chef Corbett merged Equus and Jack’s in 2010 to create one of the city’s best upscale bistros.

In 2007, Chef Corbett realized his dream when he opened his namesake restaurant, Corbett’s: An American Place, in the former Von Allmen mansion in Brownsboro Crossings in East Louisville. A year later, Corbett’s was named “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire Magazine and continued to gain national attention with Chef Corbett’s appearances on MSNBC’s Today Show and The Cooking Channel’s Food(ography). Corbett’s was awarded a AAA four-diamond rating in 2009 and held it until the restaurant closed in 2017. For 10 years, Corbett’s was the finest of Louisville’s fine dining restaurants. In 2014, Chef Corbett partnered with his longtime friend Chef Shawn Ward to open Ward 426 on Bardstown Road. Chef Corbett recently sold Equus and Jack’s as he reduced his workload, but he continued to participate as chef emeritus.

In 2009, Chef Corbett was one of six chefs to be inducted into the Honorable Order of the Golden Torque, the highest honor a chef can receive in the United States and limited to 100 lifetime active members nationwide. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kentucky Restaurant Association, received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Catholic Education Foundation in 2010 and has cooked at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City four times. His cuisine was also featured at the Bourbon Bicentennial at the renowned Explorers Club in New York City.

Chef Corbett was deeply committed to the Louisville community. He helped start several food-themed fundraisers, including Bourbon & Bowties which benefits Norton’s Children’s Hospital Foundation. He was often found serving up culinary delights at various charitable events around town. In 2013, he raised $1.6 million for Gilda’s Club and $600,000 for children’s cancer research. He was involved in countless other benefits supporting the American Heart Association, APRON, Inc., Dare to Care, Norton Children’s Hospital, March of Dimes and charities fighting juvenile diabetes, juvenile autism and multiple sclerosis. He co-hosted his own television show, “Secrets of Louisville Chefs,” and was the creator and co-host of the weekly “The ChefBoyArDean Show” on Talk Radio WKJK.

Deano was a pillar in the Louisville culinary community and will be missed by his many friends, longtime customers and devoted family.

Chef Corbett was preceded in death by his parents, John Stephen (“Jack”) Corbett and Nancy Blunt Corbett. He is survived by his two sisters, Cathy Blair and Julie Saurer (Mark); his loving wife of 15 years, Julie Eifler Corbett; three young sons, Jack, Max and Drew; and several nieces and nephews.

Chef Corbett’s funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday at St. Albert the Great Church, 1395 Girard Ave., with burial following at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday at Pearson’s Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Memorial gifts may be made to Corbett Children’s Education Fund, c/o Republic Bank, Attn: Greg Bromley, 11330 Main St., Middletown, KY 40243.

Cox, Peter Anthony

Peter Anthony Cox, 69, passed away on Oct. 10, 2018. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Moore) Cox; daughters, Stephanie-Cox-Oliver (Mark) and Regina Cox; brother, James Cox Jr.; sisters-in-law, Arwilda Allen, Barbara Rhodes (Tommy), Gloria Beeler, Ramona Ellison, Rev. Sandra White-Wallace, Joyce Hart and Rodessa Knox (Standford); brother-in-law, Antonio Ellis; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Oct. 15 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 3315 Dixie Hwy. Interment was held at Louisville Cemetery. Professional services by Rodgers-Awkard & Lyons, 951 S. Preston St., economywithdignity.com.

Dacus, Charles E.

Charles E. Dacus, 93, passed into the presence of his Heavenly Father on Oct. 10, 2018, at his home. He was a native of Logan, West Virginia. Charles was known for his kind, wise, gentle and generous spirit by all who knew him. Charles was a self-employed contractor for more than 60 years who gained the appreciation and respect of his customers because of his humble Christian character and servant’s heart. His work was done with great skill and attention to detail. Charles served his country by joining the Army, where he served both in Africa and Italy during WWII. He was a Master Mason. As a Christian, he enjoyed reading the Holy Bible.

Charlie was preceded in death by his loving wife of more than 67 years, Wanda, as well as five brothers and sisters. He is survived by his niece, Lisa G. Brown of Hurricane, West Virginia; nephew, Charles W. Dacus of Gloucester Virginia; and nephew, Michael Aubrey of Louisville, who provided him companionship during his illness. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, all of Louisville. His life was lived for others, and he will be greatly missed.

A private graveside celebration of Charles’ life was held at Evergreen Cemetery on Oct. 15. Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial gifts may be made in Charles’ name to a Christian charity of your choice or Hosparus of Louisville.

Dilly, Jane B.

Jane B. Dilly, 89, passed away Oct. 12, 2018.

Born in Frankfort, she was a Baptist by faith and was proud to be a regional Bible Drill champion at the age of 12. She was a great seamstress, often making clothing for her children and their dolls and was also an artist in watercolor painting. She retired from JCPS as a secretary.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Otto J. Dilly, whom she met while square dancing; sister, Anita Payton; and her parents, George and Theresa Bramlett.

Jane is survived by her children, Stephen A. (Elisa), Linda Miller (Tom), Carole Leczo (Mike), George A. (Cindy) and David A.; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Her funeral service was held Oct. 17, 2018, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy. with burial following in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday at Owen Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Association.

She was a kind and loving person to her family and everyone she met.

Getzin, Allan Ray

Allan Ray Getzin, 93, passed away Oct. 11, 2018.

He was a football player and graduate of Male High School and attended the University of Louisville. Allan retired from American Air Filter after 50 years as the manager of the prototype department. He also formerly worked at Jordan Technologies. He was a talented designer, a passionate artist and his wife’s knight in shining armor. He was a member of Christian Assembly Church.

Allan was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Laura Hundley.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Ann (DeVore) Getzin; daughter, Heidi (Elzie); son, Todd (Angela); grandchildren, Erika (Todd), Gretchen (Mo), Nathan and Allan; and great-grandchildren, Elliott, Elias and Naima.

His funeral service was held Oct. 17, 2018, at Christian Assembly Church, 9020 Stonestreet Road, with burial in the residing Beth Haven Cemetery.

Visitation was held Tuesday at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, and one hour before his service Wednesday at his church.

Gibbs, Mildred “Annette”

Mildred “Annette” Gibbs, 79, passed away peacefully on Oct. 9, 2018.

Annette is the daughter of the late Columbus James and Juanita Hyde and was married to the late Harold Moore Gibbs. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by a son, Michael Whalin Gibbs.

Annette was always very active with her church throughout the years: Greenville Christian Church, First Baptist Church in Charlestown, Indiana, and Bethany Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons, David Moore Gibbs and John Matthew Gibbs; a brother, James (Louise); sisters, Ellen Bingemer and Betty Pletcher; and a grandson, Blake Michael Gibbs.

The visitation for Annette was held Tuesday at Highlands Funeral Home and again on Wednesday with service immediately following at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethany Baptist Church.

Maloney, Felicia Ann Stiebel

Felicia Ann Stiebel Maloney, “Mrs. Joseph R.,” died Oct. 13, 2018, at Norton Audubon Hospital.

Mrs. Maloney was the daughter of Col. Henry Stiebel and Golda Sticker Stiebel, born March 23, 1950. She was a fifth generation Louisvillian, born at St. Joseph’s, a graduate of Atherton High School 1968 and the University of Louisville in Mathematics in 1972. She was vice president of MPiR, Inc., a local computer consulting firm, from its founding in 1978 until she retired. She and her husband were the first cross religion couple married with permission of the Roman Catholic Church on Dec. 27, 1978. She is survived by her husband, Joseph.

Funeral services were held Oct. 17, at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Ave. Burial took place in The Temple Cemetery.

Contributions in Felicia’s memory can be sent to National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, 31 Federal Ave., Logan, UT 84321.

Payne, Donald Edward

Donald Edward Payne, 86, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away Oct. 13, 2018.

Don was a proud United States Navy veteran and was retired from Brown Williamson. He was also a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.

His wife, Carol Payne, and children, Richard Putman, Cheryl Drury, Vickie Ferguson and Glenda Bryant, precede Don in death.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Vickie Lambert (Dale); 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Putman; sons-in-law, Billy Drury and Don Ferguson; and beloved dog, KOKO.

A funeral service was held Oct. 17, 2018, in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy., with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was held the same day until time of the service.

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