Obituaries • July 5, 2012

| July 2, 2012

Marguerite Elizabeth (“Bette”) Andersen, 93, Co-Founder Of The National Guild Of Decoupeurs
Marguerite Elizabeth (“Bette”) Andersen, 93, a resident of Dudley Square at The Episcopal Church Home, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Norton-Brownsboro Hospital from complications related to pneumonia. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold (“Hoppy”) Andersen, her high school sweetheart in Detroit.

Mrs. Andersen was a co-founder of the National Guild of Decoupeurs, a master gardener, an especially proud mother of four sons, and a longtime member of Christ Church United Methodist, and the Pathfinder Sunday School Class.

Survivors include sons Roger Andersen of San Diego; Gary Andersen and wife Suzanne of Grosse Pointe, Mich.; David Andersen and wife Nancy of Dunwoody, Ga.; and Richard Andersen and wife Pamela of Puyallup, Wash. Other survivors include a sister, Suzanne Zimmel and husband Lou of Hinsdale, Ill.; four granddaughters, and four great grandchildren.

Regina Louise Goslee, 92, Registered Nurse
Regina Louise Goslee, 92, passed away Monday June 25, 2012 at Four Courts of Cherokee Park Nursing Home; Louisville, Ky. Regina was born in Lewiston, Maine to Josephine McCann Sise and Charles Herman Sise. She grew up across the street from Bates College in Lewiston, later taking her nursing studies in Portland. For most of her early career, she worked as a registered nurse at Maine Central Hospital. She eventually married Roy T. Goslee following World War II and moved to his home in Maryland. They raised two sons together. Regina was a 12th generation descendant of Francis Cooke, an original Mayflower Pilgram and founder of Plymouth Colony. She has been a lifelong supporter of the Humane Society. As she became elderly, she moved to Louisville to join her son, Carroll and daughter-in-law Susan.

She is preceded in death by her son, James and her sister Madeline.

She is survived by her son Carroll, her daughter-in-law Susan, her brother Douglas Sise, and sister-in-law Betty, granddaughter Dr. Michele Schuler, and her husband Dan as well as her three great grandchildren, Bradley, Jack and Maggie.

Private burial at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston, on the Androscoggin River.

Arrangements under the direction of Pearson’s.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the KY. Humane Society.

Mary Linda Starr Bauer,  73, Retired Receptionist
Mary Linda Starr Bauer,  73, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Richwood Nursing Home.

Linda chose to be a Christian by faith later in life. She was a graduate of the former Loretto High School, and was a retired receptionist from Ohio Casualty Insurance.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill Bauer; parents, Robert “Bob” and Mary “Louise” Starr; and oldest son, Mark Starr Bauer.

Linda was a loving and devoted mother of four loving children who also survive her: William Gregory Bauer, Jeffrey Joseph Bauer, and Mary Beth Bauer Neel; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Her funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Highlands Family Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Her visitation was Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Highlands.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville and Richwood Nursing Home.

Frank Bielevicz, 92, Pilot In The US Army Air Corp
Frank Bielevicz, 92, passed away at home Sunday, June 24, 2012 surrounded by family.

Frank was born October 30, 1919 in Pittock Stowe Township (McKees Rocks) Penn. He was awarded a scholarship to play collegiate football at Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania. His love for football was apparent in his dedication to the Pittsburg Steelers as an avid lifelong fan. He served as a pilot in the US Army Air Corp and later earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, which he used later in his career. In 1971 he was transferred from Celanese Corporation in New York to work as the general credit manager for Devoe Paint in Louisville. He would later retire within the Celanese Plastics and Specialties division.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna (Helenski) Bielevicz; brother, Joseph Bielevicz; sister, Helen Petruna; and nephew, Joseph Bielevicz, Jr.

He is survived by his life partner of 41 years, Sally O’Hare Kirchner; sister-in-law, Rose Bielevicz; nieces, Shirley Wenger , Teresa Petruna; nephews, Russ, Tommy and Kenny Petruna. He is also survived by Sally’s family, sisters, Mary Etta (Al) Hund and Carolyn (Dr. G. Michael) Orbell; niece, Lisa (Bill) Bonny; great-nephew, Cole and Peyton Bonny.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Frank’s caregivers, Mary Ann Henley, Darren Noel, Wayne Griffin, Donald Ballard and Ezell Smith; the people at Palliative Care at Baptist Hospital East 4 Park, and to his Hosparus Team.

Visitation was 12 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road. Entombment following the service was in Calvary Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hosparus or the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at www.Ratterman.com.

Melvin William “Bill” Burry, 86, Veteran Of The US Navy
Melvin William “Bill” Burry, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

Bill was a veteran of the US Navy (served during World War II), a retired tool and die maker with GE, and a member of the Moose Lodge #5. Before suffering a massive stroke in 2007, he enjoyed playing poker and fishing and made regular trips to Kentucky Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Clara Burry and his wife of 57 years, Ruth “Harriet” Burry who passed from this life just last month.

He is survived by his sister, Ruth Crothers; and sons, Garry (Donna), Mark (Susan) and Lee (fiancee, Pam Sparks); and grandchildren, Stephanie, Alison and Matthew Burry.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Batholomew Church, 2042 Buechel Bank Road, with burial in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road.

The family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff at Twinbrook Nursing Home for the loving care they provided to both of our parents – we respect and admire you for the good work that you do. We would also like to express our appreciation to the staff and residents at Twinbrook Apartments for the care and friendship bestowed to our mother and Aunt Jerry.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Crusade for Children.

Helen Derringer Colvin, 87, Worked For The Phillip Morris Company
Helen Derringer Colvin, 87, of Louisville, formerly of Willisburg, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the Baptist Hospital East in Louisville.

A native of Washington County, she was born on May 27, 1925 to the late Walter and Marion Mann Derringer.

She was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church, a 1943 graduate of Willisburg High School and a former employee of the Phillip Morris Company.

Preceding her in death were her husbands, Clayton Seal and Charles Colvin; and a daughter, Jeanie Seal Williams.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Canary (Jim) and Brenda Oechslin (Richard) of Louisville; a stepson, Charles Scott Colvin (Rebecca) of Lexington; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. J.W. Hatfield, pastor of the Willisburg Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg. Visitation was Friday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield.

Special thanks to: Beehive Homes of Lyndon.

James Patrick “J.J.” Johnston, 50, Painter And Supervisor For Local Union 118. 
James Patrick “J.J.” Johnston, 50, of Brooks, KY, returned to his Heavenly Father June 26, 2012.

He was born May 9, 1962 to Robert Thomas and Geneva Tinnell Johnston. Jimmy “J.J.” was a painter and supervisor for Local Union 118.

Among those who preceded him in death include his father; and two brothers, Robert and Gerald Wayne Johnston.

He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Brenda Holland Johnston; daughter, Christina Johnston (Lexie); sons, Justin Lee (Devon) and Zachary Bowling Johnston; mother, Geneva Ratchford; sisters, Janet Hutchinson (Dennis) and Jackie Sego; brother, Chris Kessler (Robin); father and mother-in-law, Junior and Genny Holland; a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral service was held noon Saturday at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with interment in Brookland Cemetery. Friends paid their respects from 1-8 p.m. Friday at Schoppenhorst.

Brenda “Terry” Garlove, 65, Mother, Grandmother And Friend
Brenda “Terry” Garlove, born October 14, 1946, and  passed away, May 10, 2012 at Peace in the arms of God.

She was the dearest mother of Dean Ely, mother-in-law to Lisa Ely and cherished grandmother to Rachel Ely, and dear friend to Jack Trick.

Terry touched the hearts and souls of many people with her grace. Her memory will be with us forever.

A service to celebrate Terry’s life was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road. Visitation was from  2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to American Cancer Society. Please leave a condolence for the family at www.archlheady westport.com.

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  1. Roger-Judy Campbell says:

    Bette, was a super lady. We have such great memories of her and Hoppy.
    Roger and Judy Campbell