Obituaries

Gatton, Nora Irene (Musick)

Mrs. Nora Irene (Musick) Gatton, 79, of Pleasure Ridge Park, returned to her Heavenly Father on Nov. 9, 2018. Mrs. Gatton was born Sept. 1, 1939, in Edmonson County, Kentucky, to the late Roy and Daphene (Johnson) Musick.

Mrs. Gatton retired from General Electric. She was a member of Greenwood United Baptist Church and Green River Association. Mrs. Gatton loved flowers and gardening. She always had the prettiest yard. She also loved baking and cooking and was always ready with a helping hand for anyone in need. Most of all, she loved her family, especially the little ones. Mrs. Gatton will be dearly missed.

Among those that preceded her in death are her parents; her first husband, Richard Lee Elder Sr.; sister, Carolyn Clemmons; and four brothers.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Ronald W. Gatton; daughter, Judy Ford (Tim); son, Richard Lee Elder Jr. (Generose); stepchildren, David Gatton (Nancy) and Daryl Gatton (Diana); grandchildren, Christina Ford, Jimmy Ford (April), Josh Ford, Justin Elder (Samantha), Bryan Elder, Beth Gibson (Adam), Jacob Buchanan (Jasmine), Arianna Gatton and Gabriella Gatton; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Aubrey, Beau, Bentlee, Haley, Hayley, Holly, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Maddie and Makayla; and sisters, Janis Clemmons (Romie) and Sue Aldridge (Louie).

Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 13, 2018, at Greenwood United Baptist Church (8710 Thompson Lane) with interment in Lone Hill United Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends paid their respects on Monday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) and Tuesday until time of service at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Visit subfuneralhome.com

Loeser, Agnes “Lani”

Agnes “Lani” Loeser, 96, went to her heavenly home Nov. 9, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a former cafeteria manager at St. Athanasius, she volunteered in the bereavement ministry and the Angel Club. She was also an artist, very involved with her family and loved to cook.

She was born to the late Kitaro and Shizuka Harano. Also preceding her in death is her husband, Charles “Bud” Loeser; sister, Winifred Takekawa (Kazuo); and brother, Richard Harano.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Charles “Chuck” Loeser (Gloria) and Michael Loeser; granddaughter, Heather Loeser; grandson, Trevon Loeser (Laura); sisters, Frances Nagaki and Betty Chung (Calvin); and many nieces and nephews.

All services were held at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Road. A visitation was held Nov. 14, with a service and burial following.

Donations can be made to St. Athanasius Church.

Maynor, Joseph Hyde

Joseph Hyde Maynor, 90, died Nov. 8, 2018, at Westport Place Health Campus.

Joe was born July 30, 1928, in Etowah, Tennessee. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, stationed in Marseille, France, at the end of World War II. He worked for L&N Railroad (South Louisville Shops) for nearly 40 years, retiring as an electrician in 1988. An avid horse racing fan, he was a longtime regular at Churchill Downs and Wagner’s Pharmacy/Restaurant. He was also a devoted fan of UK basketball and football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Etta Maynor; brothers, Harry, Jim and Doug; sister, Jane Slucher; and brother-in-law, Charles Slucher.

He is survived by his sister, Joyce Fisher (Junie); sisters-in-law, Leah (Harry), Alma (Jim) and Kay (Doug); and 14 nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held Nov. 13, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial following in Cave Hill Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Westport Place for their loving care of Joe. Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at highlandsfuneralhome.com

Merrick Sr., Fred J.

Fred J. Merrick Sr. passed away and was received into heaven on Nov. 10, 2018.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1931, to the late Robert and Louise Merrick. He was dedicated in life to Jesus Christ and his family and friends. Fred had a passion for construction and building as he managed Merrick Construction at an early age and started Merrick Printing in 1964. Today, Merrick Construction, formed in 1902, is in its fifth generation of a family business and Merrick Printing in its third.

Fred was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Marcie, and also his son, Fred J. Merrick Jr.

He is survived by his daughter, Martie VanStockum (Chas); sons, Bill (Midge), David (Sue), Matt (Jennifer) and daughter-in-law, Beth Merrick. He was affectionately known as “Gaga” to his 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, nieces and nephews and many friends.

His funeral mass was held Nov. 14, at Holy Trinity Church, 501 Cherrywood Road.

Visitation was held on Nov. 13, at Highlands Funeral Home at 3331 Taylorsville Road.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Hosparus Health of Louisville, the American Cancer Society or Holy Trinity. Our family has great appreciation for the services and dedication of Hosparus.

Sallee, Mary “Jean”

Mary Eugenia Sallee “Jean,” 92, went to her heavenly home Nov. 8, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was born Aug. 15, 1926, to the late Eugene and Gertrude Sallee. Jean was a caregiver to both her parents. She was a very talented seamstress, and at Christmas she would crochet and needlepoint gifts for the family. She loved being with her family at those special moments.

Preceding her in death were her brothers, Robert (Cappie) and Wesley (Aileen). Left to cherish her memory is her sister Barbara Katzman (Bill); nephews, Bill (Kim), Don (Joanne dec.), and Michael (Angie); nieces, Kristy Eaton (Jason), Amy Ricks (Jonathan), Anne Katzman, Maria Wade (Ethan) and Grace Katzman; and three great nieces, Greenlee, Maris Eaton and Aly Ricks.

All services were held at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home, 4400 Bardstown Road. Visitation was held Nov. 13, with a funeral service and burial following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hosparus of Louisville.