Sept. 17, 2008: Obituaries

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By The Staff


Mary Lou Burnett

Mary Lou Burnett, 69, of Mooresville, Ind., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Paul E. Burnett; two daughters, Belinda “Cookie” Gipson and Kimberly Warford; and two sons, Bobby Gene Burnett Jr. and Donald Burnett.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Friday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Funeral Home, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette, Ind.; with interment in Johnson Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Jane Carroll Embry Hardwick

Jane Carroll Embry Hardwick went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.

She was born Jan. 20, 1931 at White Mills in Hardin County. She was delivered by her grandfather, Dr. C.C. Carroll, of White Mills.

Jane was an honor student at Lynnvale High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University in 1951 where she was an honor student. She was an active member of Clifton Christian Church where she spent many years dedicated to working with the youth and teaching Sunday school. She supported her husband in ministry at several churches including White Mills Christian Church, Bethany Christian Church, Indiana, Sonora Christian Church and Buckner Christian Church. Jane was among the first campers at White Mills Christian Camp which she supported all of her life.

She married Morris J. Hardwick Jr. Aug. 20, 1950. She taught at Southern Middle School and Franklin Elementary School in the Jefferson County Kentucky School system.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Morris J. Hardwick Jr.; five children, David Morris Hardwick, Carolyn Joan Hardwick Vargas, William Clyde Hardwick, Mark Embry Hardwick and Lorna Dianne Hardwick; two brothers, C.B. Embry and Boyd Scott Morrison; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Jane’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at White Mills Christian Church with burial at Glendale Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, and after noon Saturday at the church.

Memorial gifts may be sent to White Mills Christian Camp, White Mills, Ky. 42788.   Gabriel William Hobbs

Infant Gabriel William Hobbs passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2008.

Survivors include his parents, Jamie and Angela Hobbs; three siblings, Isabella Hobbs, Molly Hobbs and James Hobbs, all of Elizabethtown; his paternal grandparents, Bernard and Jennifer Hobbs of Flaherty; and his maternal grandparents, James and Jean Liebert of Louisville.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at St. Martin Cemetery, Flaherty, with the Rev. A.L. Chandler officiating.

Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences can be expressed online at www.coffeyandchism.com.   Danae Ann McConnell

Danae Ann McConnell, 16, of Sonora, formerly of Floyds Knobs, Ind., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at her residence.

Survivors include her mother, Paige McConnell Hamby; her father, Randy McConnell; her stepfather, James Hamby; three brothers, Wilbur, Dean and Graham McConnell; and a sister, Tama McConnell.

The graveside service is at 11 a.m. Friday at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Borden, Ind.

Arrangements are being handled by the Oak St. Chapel of Seabrook-Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers contributions may given to Seabrook-Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes in care of the family.   Richard ‘Jack’ Hall McDowell

Richard “Jack” Hall McDowell, 85, of Hodgenville, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 16, 2008 at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

He was born on June 18, 1923 to the late Willie and Bertha McDowell. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a farmer, a deacon and a member of South Fork Baptist Church in Hodgenville.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Aletha McDowell, on Oct. 2, 2007; his two brothers, James and Raymond McDowell; and a sister, Mary Francis Beeler, all of Hodgenville.

He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Dianne Zahrndt and her husband, Richard, of Hodgenville and Paula Kay Keplinger and her husband, Calvin, of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren, Michael and Suzanne Zahrndt of Hodgenville, David and Cristi Zahrndt of Dallas, Jason and Meghan Zahrndt of Louisville, and Tracey Keplinger Lehman and Brian Keplinger, both of Elizabethtown; six great-grandchildren, Lauren and John Zahrndt, Julie and Andrew Zahrndt and Jacob and Jack Lehman; and two brothers, Harold McDowell and his wife, Ramona, of Sonora and Bobby McDowell and his wife, Essie, of Hodgenville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at South Fork Baptist Church with Brother Norm Brock and Brother Gordon McDowell officiating. Burial will follow at Red Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Billy Howell Funeral Chapel in Hodgenville, and will continue at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.   Julia LaRue Orwig

Julia Brooks LaRue Orwig, beloved wife of Kenneth Orwig Jr., entered the Kingdom of Heaven at 12:53 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008. Her husband, two sons, two grandchildren and daughter-in-law were at her side.

Julia Orwig is survived by her husband of 35 years, Kenneth Ray Orwig Jr.; two sons, Kenneth Ray (Ginger) Orwig III of Woodville, Ohio, and Philip LaRue Orwig of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Kenneth Ray Orwig IV and Natalya Cameran Orwig; her father, James D. LaRue Jr.; six brothers, John (Eva) LaRue, Alex (Iris) LaRue, Will LaRue, Philip (Debbie) LaRue, Ben (Laura) LaRue and Steve LaRue; a sister, Paula (John) Varney; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in St. Michael’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4718 Brittany Road in Ottawa Hills. Julia will be placed to rest in the Memorial Garden at St. Michael’s. The interment service will be private.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 17, at the Ansberg West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to the Junior League of Toledo Endowment Fund.   Ruthyne Sheroan

Ruthyne Sheroan, 89, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Kensington Manor.

A native of Boston, Ky. she was a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Sheroan; and her parents, Jeff and Minnie Franklin Hall.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Brooks Altman of Elizabethtown and Wanda Nall of Louisville; four grandchildren, Michael Nall, Robert Nall, Shana Hopper and Jeffrey Brooks; five great-grandchildren, Amy, Tim, Sarah, Parker and Peyton; and her self-adopted daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Jim Roberts.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, in the chapel of Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 today at the funeral home.

To express online condolences or light a memory candle please visit www.dixonatwood.com.

Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of the arrangements.