Washington County Obituaries




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     Judy Ann Blandford age 64, of Miller Ave., Springfield, died at 11:19 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the U of L Hospital in Louisville.

     She is survived by: a son, Jamie Blandford of Loretto: her mother, Mabel Miles Blandford of Springfield; three brothers, Robert Blandford of Perryville, Albert Blandford of Springfield and Cryil Blandford of Mt. Washington; five sisters, Mary Wheatley of Raywick, Betsy Blandford and Aggie Hutchins both of Springfield, Pam Hutchins of Bardstown and Catherine Blandford of Campbellsville; and two grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17, at theHale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home with cremation to follow after services.

     Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and again from 7 a.m. till time of services on Thursday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield who is in charge of arrangements.






     Evangeline Belle Keene Clements, who would have been 95 on Aug. 16, died on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Village of Lebanon Nursing Home where she had resided for almost five years.

     She was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Washington County, and was a life-long, active member of St. Rose Catholic Church. She was a hard-working farm wife and she and Rucker were known as "good people." She took pride in "her boys" and her grand and great-grandchildren. She went by many names: wife, Mom, Grandma, Sis and Aunt Lenie.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Rucker Clements, age 60 in 1973, and her son Johnny B., age 24 days in 1963.

     Evangeline was the baby in the family and the last surviving member. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Belle Keene; five brothers, Frank, Richard, Tommy, J.B. and Rob Keene; two sisters, Beulah Murphy and Mable Nally and grandson, Kevin Clements age 2 in 1989.

     She is survived by two sons, David (Mary Kay) Clements of Lebanon, and Bruce Clements of Jeffersonville, Indiana; five grandchildren, Matthew (Robbie) Clements of Frankfort, Theresa (John) Yaste of Springfield, Amy Clements Warren of Elizabethtown and Laura Waugh of Lexington; six great-grandchildren, Catherine, Madeline, Owen and Graham Clements, Greta Warren and Thomas Yaste and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

     Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements, where visitation was held on Aug. 8, and a prayer service was held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Father Edmund Ditton, O.P., was held at St. Rose Catholic Church on Aug. 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. with burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard, Billy and Steve Keene, Beverly Sauer, Sandy Holderman and Lisa Davis.

     In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy are requested in the form of donations to Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, 1252 Burg Hill Ln., Springfield, KY 40069 or Hosparus Health, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205.  .

(SS Wed Aug 16, 2017)



     Carolyn Jeanette Hahn, 54, of Springfield, passed away at 4:25 a.m., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.

     She was born on March 14, 1963, in Lebanon, Kentucky.

     She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and a 1981 graduate of Washington County High School.

     Preceding her in death was her father, Charlie Hahn on Oct. 21, 1993.

     Survivors include her mother, Katherine Hahn Smith; a sister, Mary Hamilton (Paul); a brother, Charlie Edison Hahn (Judy) all of Springfield; five nieces; one nephew; seven great nieces and two great nephews.

     Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Johnnie Bailey, the church pastor, officiating. Rev. J.W. Hatfield assisted him.

Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

     Serving as pallbearers were Scott Coulter, Joshua Hamilton, Taylor Smith, Jeremy Kinsey, William Jones and Chuck Russell.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(SS Wed Aug 16, 2017)



     Patricia Lou "Pat" Upton Sutton, 79, of Claybrook Lane, Springfield, passed away at 12:05 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at the Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

     She was born on Jan. 7, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, and adopted when she was 10 days old by Charles B. and Fannie Rose Smith Upton.

     Pat grew up in Williamsburg, Kentucky. She graduated from Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Cumberland Jr. College in Williamsburg and Norton Infirmary School of Medical Technology.

     On July 3, 1960, she married William M. Sutton and moved to Arlington Heights, Illinois, and lived there for 14 years before moving to Springfield.

     Pat was an active member of the Springfield Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Ole Fashion Homemakers Club serving several times as president, served as County Homemaker president three times. She received many leadership awards including the Washington County Homemaker of the Year. She served on the Washington County Extension District Board and was a 4-H leader. Pat served on the Legislature Research Committee in Frankfort for 12 years, on the Lincoln Trail Home Health Agency Advisory Board 10 years, and on the Washington County Board of Elections for 24 years, as well as other local and district boards.

     She was a member of the Guiding Star Chapter # 450, Order of the Eastern Star and the Washington County Women's Club.

     Preceding her in death was he mother, Fannie Rose Upton on Nov. 16, 1948; her father, Charles B. Upton on Nov. 1, 1994; her stepmother, Opal Smith Upton on May 28, 2014, and a brother, Carlton B. Upton on April 3, 2004.

     Survivors include her husband, William M. "Bill" Sutton; a son, William M. Sutton, Jr. of Greenville, Indiana; three daughters, E. Kay Sutton and Melinda Ann Barber (Rick) of Campbellsville and Charlotte Ashlock (Vernon, Jr.) of Springfield; three grandsons, Dylan Barber, Thomas Barber and Tyler Ashlock; a sister, Linda Belle Upton of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, Warren Upton (Bonnie) of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Alan Upton (Pam) of Lexington and several nieces and nephews.

     Cremation was chosen and services were private.

     Carey & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.   .

(SS Wed Aug 16, 2017)