Obituaries • February 13, 2014

Mary Ruth Adams, 86, Retired From Colgate

Mary Ruth Adams, 86, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Rolling Hills Rehab Center in New Albany. She retired from Colgate and was a member of Speed Memorial Church.

Surviving are: sister-in-law, Clara Beth Adams, Louisville, KY; brother-in-law, James Burden, New Albany, IN; sister, Joyce Cleveland, Charlestown, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 12 Noon Wednesday, February 12 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Visitation was Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Speed Memorial Church or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.

Online condolences can be made at:

Marietta Wise Chamberlain, 85, Active With Local Schools

Marietta Wise Chamberlain, 85, of Louisville passed away February 6th at Baptist Health Louisville.

Marietta was active with many local schools serving as PTA president at Greathouse Elementary, president of the band parents at Waggener High School, and retired secretary of Ballard High School.

Many may remember her as a den mother for cub scouts and scout leader for the girl scouts. Marietta was an avid fan of Louisville Cardinals football and basketball and loved playing bunco with her close friends.

Preceded in death by her husband, Austin. Marietta is survived by her four children Tom (Karen), Monroe, GA, Barbara Orr (Lee), Palm City, FL, Kirk, Louisville, KY, and Jeff (Dana), Carmel, IN, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial service Noon, Monday, February 17, 2014 at Pearson’s 149 Breckenridge Lane

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Heart Association.

Minnie Mae Jarrell, 81, Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration Employee

Minnie Mae Jarrell, 81, passed away on February 9, 2014.

She was a retired employee of Jefferson County Property Valuation Administration and a member of Valley Station Church of Christ.

Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Emil Lew Jarrell; her son, Terry Jarrell; and brothers, Ralph and Garrett Sanders.

Survivors include her sons, Ralph Jarrell, Rick Jarrell (Stephanie) and Ray Victor Jarrell (Paula); seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Lenora Wright and Betty Eye; and many friends.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13 at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation was from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Larry Wayne Lancaster, 55, US Army Warrant Officer

Larry Wayne Lancaster, 55, of Fairdale, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014.

He was a highly decorated US Army warrant officer and special agent for the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), having served in Germany, Bosnia and Sinai Peninsula Egypt. Larry was a detective and former swat sniper with Louisville Metro Police Department for 16 years and formerly a full time SWAT officer in Baltimore for five years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lancaster.

He is survived by his son, Anthony Lancaster; mother, Susie Lancaster; and sisters, Donna Warren and Carla Lancaster.

Visitation for Larry was Tuesday, February 11 noon to 8 p.m. at Fairdale-McDaniel Funeral Home 411 Fairdale Road. Service was Wednesday, February 12 11 a.m. at Valley View Church 8911 Third Street Road.

Memorial donations may ne made in memory of Larry to the Animal Shelter.

Dorothy Jean Wigginton Marshall, 70, Marshall’s Catering Service Owner

Dorothy Jean Wigginton Marshall, 70, Shelbyville, KY, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

She was a 1961 graduate of Lincoln Institute, owner/operator of Marshall’s Catering Service and a dedicated pastor’s wife. She was a member of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, United Methodist Women and Pleasantview Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Rev. Robert M. Marshall, Sr.; son, Robert M. Marshall, Jr. (Yolanda); two brothers, John S. Wigginton, Sr. (Mary Etta) and Kevin Wigginton (Erica); half-sister, Evelyn “Sug” Cunningham; stepmother, Lina Wigginton and granddaughter, JaQuish S. Marshall.

Funeral services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 at Clay Street Baptist Church, Shelbyville. Burial follows at Calvary Cemetery, Shelbyville. Arrangements by Morton-Beckley Funeral Directors. Online condolences at

Catherine Llewellyn Nunnelley Popham, Special Education Teacher

Catherine Llewellyn Nunnelley Popham, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 6, 2014.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Nunnelley, Sr.

Survivors include her soul mate and loving husband of 30 years, Gregory J. Popham, their beloved sons, Charles Gregory and Michael Gerard, and the newest joy in her life, grandson Sacha Ethan. She is also survived by her brothers and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Nunnelley, Jr. (Carrie), and Mr. and Mrs. Christopher A. Nunnelley (Margaret); and her husband’s family, Dr. and Mrs. Bernard I. Popham (Elizabeth), Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Goyette (Kathleen), Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Gross (Suzanne), Dr. and Mrs. Timothy B. Popham (Elizabeth), Burch V. Popham (Linda), Daniel P. Popham, and Dr. Julia A. Popham. In addition, Catherine had many nieces and nephews, all of whom were very special to her.

Catherine was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy; Carthage College in Kenosha, WI; and the University of Louisville, where she received her Masters in Education. She taught special education in Jefferson County Public Schools for several years. Most recently, Catherine served as the Human Resources Director for Broadway Management Group.

Catherine’s accomplishments in life were many, but what truly made her special was her sweet and caring nature. Catherine filled all of our lives with gentle love and kindness. She was a blessing and a special gift to all who had the good fortune of knowing her. We miss you and love you, Catherine.

A Funeral Mass honoring her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 14 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3345 Lexington Rd., with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 3-8 p.m. at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Rd., in
St. Matthews.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Nativity Academy or the DePaul School.

Eva Rich, 85, Loved Sewing, Crafting

Eva Rich, 85, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014 at The Episcopal Church Home in Louisville.

Born Eva Marie Meredith on May 10, 1928 in Summit, KY to Robert Meredith and Stella Vincent Meredith, she was raised in Leitchfield, KY. She moved to Louisville in her teenage years and was employed at a Louisville Cigar Factory, Enro Shirt Factory, Bremer Biscuit Company, The Federal Ammunition Plant and various other jobs.

Eva married Michael Rich on January 10, 1949 and became a wife, mother and homemaker. Her true love was her large extended family. Her hobbies included sewing, embroidery, quilting, decorating and crafting. Christmas was her favorite holiday. Eva enjoyed helping others–everyone who knew this woman loved her–and she was a true Christian.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Bernice Meredith, Edna West and Geraldine Hukle.

Eva is survived by her four children, James “Jim” Rich (Janet), Pamela “Susan” Gray, Jacqueline “Jackie” Thomas (Perry) and Anita Jarboe (Jeffrey), all of Louisville; her three siblings, Georgia Hunt of Louisville, Betty Rich of Leitchfield and James Meredith of Sherman, TX; her sister-in-law and great friend, Edith Hanka (Bill); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great- grandchildren–she was “Mamaw” to them all; and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Clifton family; the staff and volunteers of Hosparus of Louisville; Dee “G,” Jennifer, Daniel, Darlene, Shelley and the wonderful, caring Morton nursing staff at The Episcopal Church Home.

Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13. Burial following at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to: The American Heart Association (; The American Cancer Society ( or Hosparus (

“In a name so small, there is Love for all…Only the most special is called Mamaw.”

James C. “Jim” Smith, 84, Veteran, The Fireside Grill Onwer

James C. “Jim” Smith, died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 8, 2014. He was 84. Jim was the only son of Alberta and Houston Smith. Houston died when Jim was 11. Alberta later married Quincy Buttorff. Jim was a proud Sellersburg resident all his life. A graduate of Silver Creek High School, Jim later attended Indiana University before joining the U.S. Marines in 1946. He served three years as a marine and was granted an honorable discharge on July 18, 1949 as a sergeant. After leaving the service, Jim took over the family restaurant business in Sellersburg. Formerly known as “The Wheel Cafe,” Jim razed the building in the 60’s and replaced it with what was to become one of the finest restaurant establishments in the Clark County area, drawing loyal customers from miles around. After selling the restaurant, Jim later purchased another restaurant in Hamburg, IN, subsequently retiring for good and selling that establishment to his son, Neil, who with his wife, Patty, has carried on the tradition in the restaurant business, now as “The Fireside Grill.” Jim is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Aline Smith (formerly Popp), and five of his six children, having lost his oldest daughter, our beloved Denise M. Smith in 2006. Surviving children include Lana M. Green (wife of Steve Green), James “Kirk” Smith (husband of Nancy Smith), Neil D. Smith (husband of Patty Smith), Craig S. Smith, and Amy Spalding (wife of Greg Spalding). Grandchildren include Jessica Green, Casey Green Erhart, and Michael Green; Stephanie Smith Stemle, Lauren Smith VanCleve, and Ryan Smith; Matthew Smith and Laura Smith; and Benjamin Hatfield, Nicholas Spalding, and Adam Spalding. Great-grandchildren include Luke Stemle and Kimberly Erhart.

All are welcomed to attend visitation hours on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Garr Funeral Home (7806 Old Indiana 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172) from 2-7 p.m. A service was held at Garr Funeral Home immediately at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Southern Indiana Alzheimer’s Association.

Delores “Puddin” Stivers, 62, Retired From Brown & Williamson

Delores “Puddin” Stivers, 62, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014.

She was a retired employee at Brown & Williamson and was a member of Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

She is survived by her husband, Donald R. Stivers; children, Ladonia R. Stivers-Bailey (Neal) and Marcus L. Stivers (Tonisha); siblings, Mary Logan (Joe), Virginia Duncan (Elwood), Linda Calbert (Ray), and Sandra Farmer (Darryl); eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at her church, 133 Hill St., Bloomfield, KY with burial in Bloomfield Cemetery. Visitation was at A.D. Porter & Sons-Southeast, 4501 Bardstown Rd. from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Raymond Anthony Timperman, 84, Mechanic For Smith Transfer Corporation

Raymond Anthony Timperman, 84, of Louisville, returned to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, February
8, 2014.

Ray was a loving husband, father and grandfather who taught us all the value of hard work, honesty and family. He worked for 38 years as a mechanic at Smith Transfer Corporation and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Martha Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Rose (Jacobi) Timperman; brother, Joseph Timperman; and sisters, Anna Kruer, Lorraine Zoeller, and
Mary Loeffler.

Ray is survived by his wife of “124 years”, Betty (Downard) Timperman; children, Michael Timperman (Sharon), Janet Sheehan (Timothy), Mary Ann Ott (Don), Susan Eschenbach (Jeffery) and Paul Timperman (Dianna); fifteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and siblings, Viola Eve, Evelyn Crimmins, Charles Timperman, Bernard Timperman and Martha Kelsey.

Special thanks to the entire staff at Episcopal Church Home for their loving care in recent weeks.

His funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at St. Martha Catholic Church, 2825 Klondike Lane, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 11 at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, where a prayer service was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by the Knights
of Columbus.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Online condolences may be directed to

William Lyman Warren, 93, Veteran

William Lyman Warren, 93, of Louisville, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Seneca Place.

Born in Louisville, he was an Army World War II veteran, and Plant Superintendent at Emart Packing (now Armour). He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

William is survived by his wife, Anna; daughters, Linda Geary (Delbert) and Bonnie Coffee; stepdaughters, Linda and Rosie; sister-in-law, Genevieve Warren and her son; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

His funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial following in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation was on Tuesday, February 11 from 3-8 p.m.
at Highlands.