Washington County Obits





     Norma Jean Rasche Medley, age 82, of Cissellville Road, Springfield, passed away at 4:48 p.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Sansbury Care Center at St. Catharine.

     A native of Jasper, Indiana, she was born on September 4, 1936 to the late John and Rosella Giesler Rasche.

     She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church and a former employee of Sansbury Infirmary.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, William M. “Bill” Medley, Jr.; a granddaughter, Stephanie Campbell and two brothers, Charles Rasche and Damian Rasche.

     Survivors include: two sons, Mike Medley (Donna) and Mark Medley of Springfield; three daughters, Cheryl Campbell (John) of Louisville, Mary Ann Schnieders (Larry) of Eastlake, Ohio and Susan Maples (Sam) of Tuscaloosa, AL; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 19, at the St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Kevin McGrath, officiating.

     Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.

     Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

     Visitation will be held from 2 until 8 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 5 p.m. at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.

     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to, St. Jude Children’s Hospital.




Barbara Logsdon Bullock, age 74, of Waddy, Kentucky,passed away at 11:22 a.m., Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville.

A native of Washington County, she was born on October 10, 1944 to the late Joe and Virginia Coulter Logsdon.

She was a member of the Anderson Christian Church, a 1962 graduate of Mackville High School, a graduate of St. Catherine College and a former employee of Texas Instruments.

     Preceding her in death was her husband, Curt Bullock on September 19, 2013.

     Survivors include: three daughters, Lisa Creekmore (Mark) of Nicholasville, Sherri Lynn Walker of Lawrenceburg and Kristi Bianchi of Waddy; a sister, Glenda Peavler (Barry) of Springfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

     Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 17, at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Jesse Baxter officiating.

     Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Bianchi, Will Bianchi, Dylan Catlett, Daniel Eager, Austin Creekmore and Brendan Creekmore.

     Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Ruth Mardis Colvin, 73, of Grundy Avenue, Springfield, passed away at her home Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.

She was born Oct. 1, 1945, to the late Irvin Thomas and Mary Louise Mardis Colvin in Tampa Florida at the MacDill Air Force Base while her father was serving In the Army Air Corp during World War II.

She was a lifelong member of the Springfield Baptist Church, a 1963 graduate of Springfield High School and a graduate of the University of Kentucky with majors in English and journalism. As a college senior, she won an award from Time Magazine for her Man-of-the-Year written submission.

She taught English at Bardstown High School but spent most of her career with the State Department of Health and Family Services.

She enjoyed planting flowerbeds around her yard, but her passion was supporting local humane shelters and organization. She adopted and cared for many rescue dogs and was dedicated to animal welfare. Ms. Colvin served on the board of local Habitat for Humanity chapter. She was well-read and articulate, which made for interesting conversations when around her. She enjoyed discussing state and local politics with her many friends and acquaintances associated with her work.

Survivors include her brother, William I. Colvin and his wife, Verona of White House, Tennessee and a niece, Ashley E. (Colvin) Lerza and her husband, James of Lexington.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Sherrell, pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial was on Cemetery Hill.

Serving as pallbearers were Craig Arnold, Matthew Benedict, Charlie Goatley, Mike Jones, Jordan Simpson and Eddie Goatley.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 14, 2019)



Joyce Teresa Riggs Tinnell, 77, of Old Cissellville Rd., Springfield, formerly of Nelson County, died at 10:24 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at her residence.

Born Oct. 2, 1941, in Nelson County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Susan Viola Kelty Riggs, a brother, Frankie Smith and three sisters, Gerty Metcalf, Shirley Hall and Bonnie Harrell.

She was assistant manager of the Dollar General Store in Cox’s Creek for 15 years and was a Catholic.

She is survived by her husband Jackie Tinnell of Springfield; three sons, Mike (Rhonda Fleming) Tinnell of Springfield, Sammy (Peggie) Tinnell of Shepherdsville and Jackie (Dru) Tinnell of Lexington; two daughters, Peggy (Jerry) Mattingly of Springfield and Lee (David) Griffith of Versailles; four brothers, Everett Smith of Lebanon Junction, Billy and Danny (Ann) Smith all of Bardstown and Johnny (Kim) Smith of Boston and three sisters, June Gilkey, Patsy Johnson and Debbie (Donnie) Nally all of Bardstown. Nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield with Bobby Joe Mattingly officiating. Burial will be in St. Dominic-Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Scotty Harrell, Austin Tinnell, Travis Mattingly, Damien Lyvers, Josh Rogers and Johnny and Danny Smith.

Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield was entrusted with arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 14, 2019)



Forrest Eugene Sutton, 82, of Lebanon, passed away at 8:21a.m. Friday, Aug 9, 2019, at his home.

A native of Washington County, he was born Jan. 8, 1937, to the late William Carl and Elizabeth Ann Shewmaker Sutton.

He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church, an Air Force Veteran Ranger and a retired employee of the General Electric Company.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lewis Sutton; a son, Ricky Dale Sutton of Lawrereneburg; a step-daughter, Dawn Bennett (Calvin) of Campbellsville; three stepsons, Roy Dewayne Pelly an Mihael Pelly (Joyce) of Campbellville and Terry Edwin Pelly (Kathy) Knifley, numberas grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Sutton (Margaret) of Jeffersonville, Indiana and two sisters, Carleen Hornsby of Las Vegas, Nevada and Peggy Kays of Fairfield, Ohio.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug, at Carey & Son Funersl home with Rev Aaron Sherrell, pastor of the of Springfield Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Peter Cemetery at Mackville where the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard conducted military rites.

Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons, Matthew and A. J. and his step-grandsons, Michael, Terry, Hunter and Ethan Pelly.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to, Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 14, 2019)