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Obituaries of the Week: June 30, 2016

Ruby Phyllis Altic

Ruby Phyllis Altic, 89, of Shelbyville passed from this life on Saturday June 18, 2016. A native of Louisville, KY. she was the former Phyllis CocKayne, and a member of the Canton Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Thomas Altic. Left to cherish her memory is a daughter, Linda Altic-Borum (Jeff ); a son, Luther Altic; grandchildren, Rachael Kellerman (David), Hannah Pangallo (Kyle), Jacob and Thomas Altic. Cremation of the remains was chosen. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday July 1, 2016 at the Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trail, Shelbyville, KY 40065. Memorial gifts may be made to the Kentucky Baptist Homes For Children, 10801 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40243. The family is in the care of Arch L. Heady & Son Southern Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the family at, www.archlheadysouthernfh.com.


James Kennedy “Jay” Burke Jr.

James Kennedy “Jay” Burke Jr., 30, died on June 20, 2016. Jay was born on May 24, 1986 in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Atherton High School, where he was active in the River City Players theater group as an actor, set designer, and playwright. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville, graduating cum laude with a major in Psychology and minor in History. Jay worked at Baxter Avenue Theatres, at the Norton Hospital Adult Psychiatric Unit, and since 2012 as an independent contractor case manager working with children and adults with disabilities.

His interests were many—archery, fencing, history, genealogy, antiques, movies, photography, writing poetry and short stories, and following current events on WFPL, which was a regular part of his day. Jay had an undeniable gift in quietly serving others. He was known for his sense of honor, integrity, and courage.

Jay was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Mary Burke, and Corneal L. Domeck, Jr.

Jay is survived by his mother, Anne Domeck Sklare (Jerry); his father, James Kennedy Burke (Laura) of Elizabethtown; his grandmother, Nell Hubbard Domeck; aunts, Amanda Dreckman (Joe) of Crestwood, and Julie Domeck (Bonnie) of New Albany; and his uncle, Nick Domeck (Nancy); cousins, Ben and Maureen Dreckman of Lexington, and Corey (Anne), Craig (Jenna) and Emily Domeck.

A celebration of Jay’s life will be held, with details to be announced later. Expressions of sympathy may be made to WFPL c/o Louisville Public Media Partnership, 619 S 4th 40202.


Elsie M. (Steinrock) Egger

Elsie M. (Steinrock) Egger, of Louisville, went home to her Heavenly Father on June 25th, 2016.

She was a vivacious person who loved life. Elsie attended Life Bridge Christian Church.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 40 years, Ernest, 3 step-children, 5 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandsons, sister-in-law Marie, dear friend Libby, and several nieces and nephews who love her dearly.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2pm Tuesday, June 27 at Evergreen Funeral Home. Visitation was held after 11am Tuesday until the time of the service.

The family would like to request that donations in Elsie’s name be directed to Hosparus of Louisville.

Please leave condolences for the family at Evergreen-Louisville.com.


Jane Evans

Jane Evans, 59, wife of Louisville native, Daymon Evans MD, passed away at their home in Indianapolis on June 23rd. She had lived with stage 4 pancreas cancer since 2013. She was born in Elkhart Indiana, and graduated from Ball State on an academic scholarship with a major in computer science and minor in Music. She worked 30 years at Eli Lilly retiring as a Senior System Architect in 2008. Jane was a talented flutist, playing with community and professional bands since childhood. She was the alto-flute soloist for the acclaimed Indiana Wind Symphony, where an endowed chair will be established in her name. An active outdoor enthusiast, she was a long-time member and officer of the Indianapolis Hiking Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by Sister Jackie Hilaire (David) of Falcon Colorado. Viewing was from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Highlands Family Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorville Road, with funeral there on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. Burial was at Rest Haven, 4400 Bardstown Road. In lieu of flowers, Jane request donation to PANCAN.org. A celebration of her life will be held in Indianapolis at a later date.


Hilliary “Barry” Goff

Hilliary “Barry” Goff, 71 of Louisville passed away on June 25, 2016. He was retired from International Harvester Navistar. Barry cared for the poor and homeless and loved spending his time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father Hilliary Goff, step-father George E. Koppel Jr., and his twin brother William Larry Goff.

Barry is survived by his wife Mary “Darlene” Goff, mother Eula C. Koppel, daughters Tracy (Tommy) Burton, Alisa Goff, Britney Goff, Renae Goff and Rebekah Goff.

He is also survived by six brothers; Danny (Melissa) Goff, Don (Lynn) Koppel, Ron Koppel, Keith Koppel, Newman Koppel, George (Judi) Koppel III, four sister; Janet (Bill) Kleier, Michelle Koppel, Marilena (Daryl) Wertz, Angela (Greg) Browning, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Newcomer Funeral Home 235 Juneau Drive Louisville, Kentucky 40243.

His funeral mass was at 11am on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Church 410 Main Cross Street Taylorsville, Kentucky 40071.

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


J. George Lubbers Jr.

J. George Lubbers Jr., J. George Lubbers, Jr., 81, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was born in Louisville and graduated from St. Francis of Assisi Parochial School and St. Xavier High School. He retired from General Electric, was a US Army veteran, Eagle Scout, long time life guard at Tucker’s Lake, a marksman and hunter.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lubbers, and his sister, Beverly Ann Craddock.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Wendy Jo Dean, and her children, Destiny, Kennedy and Devin; and brothers, Norbert “NW” Lubbers (Rosemary), Richard and Robert J. “Rocky” (Andra) Lubbers.

The family would like to give thanks to the physicians, nurses, and staff at Signature Healthcare at Jefferson Place Rehab Wellness Center for his care.

A Life Celebration was held on Monday, June 27, 2016, at 10 am, at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel, 4400 Bardstown Road, with private interment in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was on Sunday, June 26 from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

You may visit us online at www.archlheadyresthaven.com to leave condolences for the family.


Reginald E. Mackey

Reginald E. Mackey, 90, beloved husband, father, and brother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. He was a retiree of Old Fitzgerald Distillery, a U.S. Army Veteran, and member of Ye Ole Esquire Club. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 65 years, Olive L. Mackey; three children, Kip R. Mackey (Lete), Kristopher R. Mackey, and Kara L. Mackey; one sister, Lucille Woodman (Harold); three grandchildren, LaCosta Moore (John), Kaema and Adonia Mackey; and two great-grandchildren, Edward and Mackenzie Moore. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2016 with funeral service to follow at 12 Noon at Christ the King Catholic Church, 718 S. 44th Street. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Professional services by Rodgers-Awkard & Lyons, 951 S. Preston Street. Condolences: www.economywithdignity.com/obituaries.


Pedro Jose “Pete” Rivera

Pedro Jose “Pete” Rivera, 79, of Frankfort, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016.

He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, son of the late Elidio and Felecita Rivera. He earned a Bachelors degree from Hardin Simmons University and his Masters at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the Senior Pastor at the Westport Road Baptist Church’s Getsemani Mission.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Ann Marie Rivera; his children, Miguel Rivera (Barbara), Yvonne Davison (Montgomery), Raquel Dufour (Jerry), and Yvette Rivera; grandchildren, Gabrielle Jones (Lyndon), Trevor Rivera, Alexia Nicoloulias, Miguel Rivera Jr, Austin Davison, Erin Davison, Sarah Davison, Joseph Dufour, Gabriel Dufour, Ana Marie Dufour, Dana Longhi, and Laura Longhi; and great-granddaughter, Isabella Noel Jones.

Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at Westport Road Baptist Church, 9705 Westport Road. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 4:00p.m. Burial will be Friday, July 1 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY.

Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road “In St. Matthews” have been entrusted with arrangements.

Sign the online guestbook at www.RattermanS.com.


Christy Jo Schneider

Christy Jo Schneider, 53 of Louisville, went home to her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 22nd 2016.

She graduated from Southern High School in 1982 and later graduated from the Sullivan Culinary School. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, photography, cardmaking and traveling, especially to New Orleans, her favorite destination. She also loved riding her Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents, Charles & Joann Schneider; her sisters, Terry Schneider Laughead and Mary Elizabeth Schneider-Lesak; best friend and companion, Donna Price; best friend, Alan Jones and friend Tiffany Kelley; her fur babies, Harley and Beau, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 6:30 p.m. at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy. A memorial visitation was held Tuesday, June 27 from 12-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Norton Cancer Institute. Visit www.archlheadypreston.com to leave online condolences for the family.


Mary Laurita Wermuth

Mary Laurita Wermuth, 86, of Louisville, Kentucky passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Georgetown Manor. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on March 26, 1930 to the late Clarence “Jack” and Margaret L. Brown. She was a loving mom and grandmother and will be missed dearly.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul F. Wermuth; a sister, Anna Rose Schulten; and two brothers, Joe Brown and Bernie Brown.

She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie (Darrell) Mattingly and Kim (Alan) Goff and a granddaughter, Shannon (Jason) Wommack; two brothers, Tommy Brown and Jimmy (Vivian) Brown and a host of other family members and friends.

A gathering to celebrate her life was conducted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Highway. The family would like to express their gratitude for the love and care shown to them by Georgetown Manor.

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