Obituaries • November 8, 2012

Ann Miller, 78, Retired Teacher

Ann Miller, 78, died peacefully Oct. 30, 2012, at her home in Louisville, surrounded by her loving family. Ann was a cancer survivor for 12 years.

Ann was born in 1934 in Hodgenvile, Ky., and moved to Louisville in 1942. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She taught elementary school and special education in Louisville and Cincinnati for several years. After retiring she continued to volunteer at her grandchildren’s schools in Kingsport, Tenn.
and Louisville.

She was a lifelong teacher and adored working with children. Ann was a devoted member of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church and The Order of the Daughters of the King

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Terry Blaine; three daughters and eight grandchildren: Laura Schamore Snyder (Ian and Blaine Wilder); Rebecca Schamore Friant (Hannah, Megan and Mary Brooks); and Susan Schamore Brown (Elijah, Brooks and Lila Anne). She is survived by a brother, Jim Miller of Louisville, and a sister Ella Alfred of Sarasota, Fla., as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the loving Hosparus nurses and caregivers and especially Denny and Angela Schamore for their tender care of Ann and the family throughout her last months.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. Francis in the Fields, 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Road, Harrods Creek, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Children’s Ministry of St. Francis, The Order of the Daughters of the King, or Hosparus of Louisville.

Mary Hardin “Harda” Morris Bateman, 87, Former Librarian At The Kentucky Home School For Girls And Kentucky Country Day School

Mary Hardin “Harda” Morris Bateman, 87, died on Thursday, Nov. 1, at Baptist Hospital East.

She is survived by her husband, Wallace B. Bateman Jr.; her children, Kirk, Frances and Mary Alan Woodward; grandchildren Erin, Heather and Craig Woodward; and stepchildren Wallace III (Jane), William B. (Tristan) and Joan Wendover Bateman.

Harda was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Woodward II, parents Ben F. and Mary Hume Morris; and brother Ben Hume Morris.

She held a B.A. degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Library Science degree from Spalding College, and had been librarian at The Kentucky Home School for Girls and Kentucky Country Day School.

Harda had been a member of the Woman’s Club of Louisville, the John Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Louisville Boat Club, Pi Beta Phi sorority, the Fillies and the Pendennis Club. She had been a member and volunteer at Second Presbyterian Church.

Her family appreciates the compassionate care provided by the Episcopal Church Home.

A private burial at Cave Hill Cemetery was followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Luke’s Chapel of the Episcopal Church Home, 7504 Westport Road.

Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Memorial remembrances may be made to Wayside Christian Mission or the Cabbage Patch Settlement House.

Dorothy Louise Compton, 88, Former President Of The Kentucky Dental Assistants Association

Dorothy Louise Compton, 88, of Louisville, passed on Wednesday at Christopher Healthcare East.

She was retired from the Ft. Knox Dental Clinic as a dental assistant and was former president of the Kentucky Dental Assistants Association. Dorothy was a former trustee for the ADAA and was a member of Brandenburg (Ky.) United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo “Bud” Compton; and a sister, Betty Ruck.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Taylor (Shelby) and Lonnie Compton (Sandra); four grandchildren, Courtney Grumley (Bryan), Susan Marcum (Kelly), Jason Compton (Russel) and Joshua Compton; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Eastlawn Cemetery in Brandenburg. Visitation was held in the parlor of Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road, in Louisville from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

In lieu of customary expressions of sympathy, the family has requested contributions to the American Cancer Society or Hosparus. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family.

Theodore W. Nagel Jr., 81, Retired Engineer For South Central Bell

Theodore W. Nagel Jr., 81, of Louisville, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his residence.

Ted was a retired engineer for South Central Bell, where he had 30 years of service; a member of the Knights of Columbus, the past Grand Knight of the Assumption Council, a member of the Triangle Fraternity at UK, a UK alumnus and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force during
the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore W. and Marie C. Everson Nagel; his first wife, Margaret “Peggy” Nagel; and a son, Daniel Nagel.

Survivors include his wife, Joan (Hawkins) Nagel; sons, Michael Nagel (Lori), Timothy W. Nagel and Ted W. Nagel IV; daughters, Nancy Burnett (Wendell) and Susan Lawson (Bert); brother, Paul F. Nagel (Carol); step-daughters, Susan Smock (Eddie), Maria Makin (Jerry) and Kimberly Fisherkeller (Ralph); stepson, Pat Calhoun (Patti); as well as 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

His Funeral Mass was celebrated at noon on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 639 S. Shelby St., with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road.

Memorial donations may be made to Mass of the Air or Home of the Innocents in his memory.

Grady Garland “Pete” Upton, 89, In Sales For S & T Co. And Hart Distributing

Grady Garland “Pete” Upton, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

He was in sales for S & T Co. and Hart Distributing, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of Buechel United Methodist Church, the greeter unit at Kosair Shrine Temple, Scottish Rite and Buechel Masonic
Lodge #896.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Martin; children, Connie Thomas (Rick), Michael Upton (Barbara), Rhonda Hancock (Steve) and Mary Ellen Higgins (Bill); nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

His funeral was 11 a.m. Saturday at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Road with burial in Upton (Ky.) Cemetery. Visitation began at 2 p.m. Friday and concluded with a Rose Croix service at 7 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to Masonic Homes of Kentucky.

Robert F. Patrick, 91, Worked In Research And Development At Corhart Refractories

Robert F. Patrick, 91, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Louisville, two weeks after suffering a stroke.

Mr. Patrick, who was raised in Helmetta, N.J., earned undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from Rutgers University. He served in World War II with the Army Engineers in the China-Burma-India Theatre.

He spent the last 27 years of his working career with Corhart Refractories, a subsidiary of Corning Glass. He worked in research and development, being awarded six U.S. patents, as well as sales and marketing of products used in high heat furnaces such as those used
to make steel.

He and his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Ewing, who died in 1998, also traveled widely after his retirement in 1986.

He is survived by three children, Dick Patrick (Jody) of Vienna, Va., Maria Patrick of Washington, D.C. and Lisa Patrick Leet (Byron) of Louisville. He also had four grandchildren; Elizabeth and Patrick Leet and Eamonn and Shea Patrick.

A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1960 Bardstown Road, with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pearson’s, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the Treyton Oak Towers Employee Christmas Fund.

Donald Ray “J.R.” Sego Jr., Beloved Father

Donald Ray “J.R.” Sego Jr., passed away at home on the morning of Oct. 30, 2012. Don struggled with complications of Type 1 Diabetes for nearly all of his life. He is finally resting peacefully.

He enjoyed working with children, camping, fishing and spending time with his friends, including Jennifer McAnally and her children.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Sego; grandfather, Herbert Sanders; and grandparents, Lawrence and Gladys Sego.

Don is survived by his parents, Donald R. and L. Joyce Sego; adopted and foster children, Justus Sego, Chris Godby and Charles Mills; grandson, Zachary Mills; sister, Trina Sego and her husband, Shikhar Sarin; brother, Christopher Sego and his wife Rebecca Sego; grandmother, Ersie Sanders; four nieces; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.

Memorial contributions can be made in the form of an Honor Donation in Don’s name to the American Diabetes Association.