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AGNES ROBINSON

     Agnes Hood Robinson, age 75, of Louisville, formerly of Willisburg, passed away at 11:23 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the Saints Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on November 4, 1941 to the late Ruel and Daisy Thompson Hood.

     She was a member of the Highview Church of God Of Prophecy and a homemaker.

     Preceding her in death were three sisters, Bessie Woodall on May 12, 2015, Ruby Pennington on February 28, 2017 and Willa Mae Coslow on August 31, 2007.

     Survivors include: her husband, James Robinson; a daughter, Angela Robinson of Louisville and two sisters, Beulah Ross of Willisburg and Robbie Pennington of Bloomfield.

     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 20, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Peninger, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Khem Sewsanker.

     Burial will be in the Brush Grove Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Lonnie Thompson, Mike Hill, Ricky Prewitt, Allen Pennington, Tim Pennington and Tim Nipper.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 Wednesday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

MOLLY ANDERSON

     Molly Medley Anderson, 65, of Versailles, and a native of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington.

     She was born Sept. 13, 1951 in Washington County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Anderson; her parents, Tom and Juanita Brady Medley, and two brothers, Donnie and Wayne Medley.

     Survivors include her daughter, Christi Vick of Versailles; one sister, Brenda Pickett of Flowery Branch, Georgia; one brother, Steve Medley of Lexington; two sisters-in-law, Joy Medley of Loretto and Angela Medley of Springfield and one aunt, Barbara Thompson of Raywick.

     A Memorial Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, at Saint Rose Catholic Church in Springfield. Committal rites followed in the church cemetery. Rev. Edmund McCullough presided.

     Mattingly Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

 

HERMAN BARBER

     Herman Barber, 61, of Bardstown, died Monday, July 10, 2017, at his residence. He was born July 10, 1956, in Lebanon. He was employed at Johnan America Inc., and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.

     He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ann Barber, and a brother, James Robert Barber Jr.

     He is survived by his wife, Cindy Barber of Bardstown; two daughters, Carolyn (Joseph) Milburn of Springfield and Kelsey Barber of Lexington; three grandchildren, Marissa, Vanessa and Dustin; father, Bob (Shirley) Barber Sr. of Springfield; three sisters, Betty Hamilton of Springfield, Rochelle (Bob) Copeland of Plainfield, Indiana and Jackie (Wayne) Spalding of Bardstown; brother, Paul Barber of Louisville; sister-in-law, Dolly Barber of San Diego, California; several nieces and nephews.

     The funeral service was held Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Rev. Jason Harris officiated and Rev. Gary Young assisted.

     Memorial contributions may go to Hospice of Nelson County.

     Barlow Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

BRENDA BARNETT

     Brenda Milburn Barnett, 75, of the Pottsville community of Washington County, passed away at 11:20 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Springfield Nursing & Rehab Center.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on Dec. 20, 1941, to the late B.D. and Anna Pearl Gray Milburn.

     She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church and a retired nurse at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Billy Gene Barnett on Aug. 20, 2002; a son, William Troy Barnett on Aug. 16, 1963, and a brother, Neal Milburn on May 17, 2004.

     Survivors include a daughter, Gaylene Barnett of Springfield; two sons, Chris Barnett (Betty) of Perryville and Michael Barnett of Hustonville; four grandchildren, Tabitha Barnett, Heather Lanham (Anthony), Christopher Barnett (Maria) and Michael Barnett (Bo); seven great-grandchildren, Skyler, Samantha, Aubrey, MaKayla, Hunter, Marshall and Layne and one sister, Wanda Anderson of DeKalb, Illinois.

     Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 15, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Nelson Reynolds, officiating.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

LEE CLARK

     Lee Bryant Clark, 72, of Glendale, formerly of Chaplin, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his residence.

     He was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Nelson County to the late Letcher and Ada Neal Clark.

     Lee was a 1962 graduate of Willisburg High School and attended Western Kentucky University and St. Catharine College. He was a farmer, carpenter, and owner of Lee Clark Construction Company.

     Along with his parents, two brothers, Neal and Douglas Clark, preceded him in death.

     He is survived by his companion, Brenda Hardin Clark; two sisters, Margaret (Darryl) Cheser of Bardstown; Becky (Tommy) Brothers of Bloomfield; one brother, William Clark of Bardstown; his niece, Natalie Cheser; two nephews, Samuel and Lucas Brothers; his step-daughter, Grace Ann Clark of Bedford, Kentucky, and his grandson, Tristan Lee Clark.

     The family chose cremation.

     A memorial visitation for Lee Bryant Clark was Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield, who was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

ARTHUR EDELMAN III

     Arthur Wayne Edelman III, 72, of E. Grundy Ave., Springfield, died on July 15, 2017, at his residence.

     Born July 30, 1944, in Lebanon, he was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Wayne Jr. and Tillie O'Nan Eddleman.

     He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with bachelors of science and bachelors of business degrees, had been a truck driver for Smith Trucking in Bardstown for many years and was a member of Springfield Presbyterian Church.

     He is survived by a sister, Tillie Burton Polin of Springfield, and a brother, Lewis (Catie) Eddleman of Prospect.

     Cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be held at Cemetery Hill on a later date.

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

RITA EDELEN

     Rita Ann Greenwell Edelen, 86, of Springfield, died at 1 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, at Sansbury Care Center at St. Catharine where she had been a resident for eight years.

     Born March 17, 1931, in Marion County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel and Beatrice Ball Greenwell; her husband, Fred Edelen, May 14, 2016; two brothers, Bernard and Radford Greenwell, and a sister, Pauletta Taylor.

     She was a special education teacher for the Washington County School System for 27 years and was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church.

     She is survived by four sons, Steve Edelen of Louisville; Dave (Terri) Edelen and Perry (Marsha) Edelen all of Danville and Mark (Jenny) Edelen of Springfield; two daughters, Faye Edelen of Lexington and Mary Lou Edelen of Louisville. seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

     Funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Rev. Culpepper Elliott officiating. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery.

     Pallbearers were Kyle, Nicholas, Daniel, Lucas, Billy and Tony Edelen, David Chapman and Kevin Lloyd.

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

SR. CHARLES MCOSKER

     Dominican Sister of Peace Charles Francis McOsker, OP, 93, a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, died on July 13, 2017, at Sansbury Care Center, St. Catharine, Kentucky.

     The visitation begins at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at the Sansbury Care Center Chapel. The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 21, at Sansbury Care Center Chapel. Burial will be in the St. Catharine Motherhouse cemetery.

     Memorial gifts in Sr. Charles Francis' memory may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219-2098. To make a secure online donation or to view a full obituary, please visit www.oppeace.org.

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

ELBERT SETTLES

     Elbert Settles, 71, of Hardesty Road in Springfield, passed away Monday afternoon, July 10, 2017, in Springfield.

     He was born in Lebanon, Kentucky, on Aug. 21, 1945, to the late Roy Allen and Mayme Darland Settles.

     He was a member of the Mackville Church of Christ and a retired employee of the General Electric Company of Louisville.

     Preceding him in death was an infant son, Norman Eugene Settles, on Aug. 31, 1964; two sisters, Mildred Settles on Oct. 17, 1940, and Laverne Gordon on Feb. 22, 2006, and four brothers, Roy Kenneth Settles on Feb. 18, 2006, Samuel Curtis Settles on April 5, 2008, J.D. Settles on May 16, 2010, and Murriel Settles on July 20, 2014.

     Survivors include three sisters, Delilah Belcher and Nancy Gabhart (Connie) of Mackville and Janice Stine of Springfield; three brothers, his twin brother, Everett Settles (Marie) of Springfield, Joe Settles (Carol) and Larry Settles of Mackville and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 13, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro, Steve Pater, officiating.

     Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville.

     Serving as honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Sallee and Jim Settles.

     Casket bearers were Doug Gabhart, Randy Gabhart, Len Settles, Steve Settles, Perry Sallee and Mike Sallee.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

BONNIE TAYLOR

     Bonnie Sue Taylor, age 66, of Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017, in University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

     She was born March 25, 1951, in Marion County to the late Adrian and Mary Elsie Hamilton Carrico. Bonnie was a former employee of General Electric and American Greetings, and was of the Catholic faith.

     Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by seven sisters and two brothers.

     She is survived by her husband, William "Sonny" Taylor, her daughter, Marsha Taylor of Bardstown, her sister, Julie (Tommy) Noel of Springfield, two brothers, Donnie (Darlene) Carrico of Springfield, Doug (Ann) Carrico of Bardstown and two grandchildren, Austin and Hunter Geoghegan.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Sue Taylor were Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Houghlin Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Fr. Kevin McGrath officiated. Interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery.

     The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contribution to the American Heart Association.

     Houghlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

MARTHA WATERS

     Martha Gardner Parrott Waters, 90, of Louisville, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 14, 2017, at Lexington Country Place in Lexington.

     A native of Washington County, she was born on Feb. 17, 1927, to the late George Daniel Sr. and Otie Catlett Parrott.

     She was a member of the Ninth and O Baptist Church, a 1945 graduate of Springfield High School and a 1947 graduate of St. Catharine College.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Charles Waters on March 26, 2004, and a brother, James Lloyd Parrott on May 21, 2004.

     Survivors include a brother, George D. Parrott (Chattie) of Lexington; a nephew, Dan Parrott (Shannon) of Nicholasville; a niece, Martha Watts (Larry) of Versailles; two great nieces, Jessica Greene and Shelby Parrott and a great nephew, Patrick Watts.

     A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 17, on Cemetery Hill in Springfield with Rev. Clay Stevens, pastor of the Springfield Presbyterian Church, officiating.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)

 

 

LANDON WHEATLEY

     Landon Trevor Wheatley, 19, of Rosary Heights in Springfield, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, as a result of injuries he sustained after being hit by a car near Loretto.

     Born Oct. 4, 1997, in Huntington, West Virginia, he was a graduate of Washington County High School and was a Christian.

     He is survived by his father, Larry (Jenifer) Wheatley of Louisville; his mother, Tami Sexton Scythes (Greg) of Ironton, Ohio; three brothers, Jordon Scott Miller of Bardstown and Brett and Tanner Wilson both of Louisville; three sisters, Summer Renea Wheatley of Ironton, Ohio, Brittany Elizabeth Miller of Bardstown and Regan Wilson of Louisville; maternal grandparents, Randy Sexton and Dottie Bennett both of Ironton, Ohio, and Ronny (Judy) Stoess of Lancaster, South Carolina, and Suzanne Thompson (Tommy) of Brooks; his paternal grandparents, Larry (Geri) Wheatley of Springfield and Bernice Lanham of Springfield and Pauline Scythes of Ironton, Ohio.

     Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home with burial on Friday in Hanging Rock Cemetery in Ironton, Ohio. Visitation will be from 4 till 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.  .

(SS Wed Jul 19, 2017)