Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 1, 2012

Obituaries: Nov. 2, 2012

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Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Kenneth Bumpus

EDMONTON – Kenneth Bumpus, 57, of Edmonton, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at the Bowling Green Medical Center.

He was born in Jefferson County, on Nov. 30, 1954, to the late Grady and Dorothy Justice Bumpus. He was a painter, a U.S. Army veteran, and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia McKinney; two brothers, David Bumpus and Bobby Bumpus; one half-brother, Darrell Cowles; and one grandson, Matthew Cornelison.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Harper Bumpus, of Edmonton; one son, Kenny Bumpus Jr., of Cecilia; two daughters, Angela Wease, of Cecilia, and Connie Cornelison, of

Columbia; one sister, Joyce Scott, of Marrowbone; five grandchildren, Michael Bumpus, Cody Bumpus, Allen Furlong, Austin Wease and Abbey Cornelison; one step-granddaughter, Sydney Ray; and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home,

304 North Main St., Burkesville, with Brother Phillip Leak officiating. Burial will be in Marrowbone Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, at Ballou and Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

Earl C. Gill

BOWLING GREEN – Earl C. Gill, 94, of Bowling Green, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at his home.

A Hart County native, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan H. Gill and Lovie Davidson Gill.

Funeral services will be at Winn Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Pearl Webb Cemetery.

Visitation at Winn Funeral Home Chapel will be Saturday, 3:30 until 8 p.m. and after 9 a.m., until service time on Sunday.

Karen Pedigo Perkins Martin

BOWLING GREEN – Karen Pedigo Perkins Martin, 58, of Bowling Green, and formerly of Glasgow, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

She was the daughter of the late William Floyd and Ruth Inez Basil Pedigo. Karen was retired from Dana Corporation and was also a former employee at the Glasgow State Hospital. She was the 2003 National Stripe Bass Association Champion and was a member of Russell Springs United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Anthony Martin (Jayne) and Chris Perkins (Jessie), both of Bowling Green; two daughters, Dereka Rigney (Fiancé Ken Webb), of Smiths Grove and Mitzi Meshele Spencer, of Elizabethtown; eight grandchildren, Brett Mathis, Dustin Wooten, Kayla Martin, Dylan and Mariah Rigney, Meadow Simpson, Madison Perkins and Lakelyn Simpson; one great-grandchild, Shane Mathis; one sister, Sheilah Faye Anderson, of Texas; five brothers, Rupert, Danny, Jimmy and James Danny Pedigo, all of Kentucky and Michael Pedigo, of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sydney and William Floyd Pedigo Jr.; and her former husband, Johnny Martin.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 1 until 8 p.m. and Sunday until service time.

Charles Rowlett Jr.

MUNFORDVILLE – Charles Rowlett Jr., 76, of Munfordville, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

He was the son of the late George Rowlett and the late Mattie Maxey Rowlett.

The family will receive friends from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home with Reverend Ray Stewart and Reverend K. T. Ford officiating. Burial will be in Walter's Community Cemetery.

Jeanette Elizabeth Tolopka

SANFORD, Fla. – Jeanette Elizabeth Tolopka, 85, formerly of Glasgow, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, in Sanford, Florida.  

She was the daughter of Rudolph Juren and Elizabeth Reiter Juren, and was married to Walter Tolopka for 55 years before his death in 2008.  

Jean is survived by three sons, Stephen Tolopka, of Portland, Ore.; Kenneth Tolopka, of Sanford, Fla.; and Daniel Tolopka, of Sevierville, Tenn.; and two grandsons, Nicholas Tolopka and Kristopher Tolopka.

Jean was born in Queens, New York and lived in New York City. She worked as office manager / bookkeeper for P. Sorenson Manufacturing where she met and married Walter in 1953, then became a homemaker and mother of three.  In 1961, the couple followed Sorenson Manufacturing on its move to Glasgow, Kentucky—a seismic change for born-and-raised big-city New Yorkers.  For the next 51 years, Jean lived in Glasgow in “the house with the old-time car painted on the garage door” until she recently moved to live with her son Kenneth’s family in Florida.

Jean was a long-time active member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church. She was an excellent cook, an avid reader, crocheter and knitter, and could often be found with crossword puzzle book in hand. Jean loved to travel, vacationing over the years in the Northeastern states, the Carolinas, Florida, New Mexico, the West Coast, Alaska, Canada, Europe, the Panama Canal and Costa Rica, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.  

In her later years, Jean divided her time between her home in Glasgow and her sons’ homes in Florida and Oregon. It was in Oregon that she became an enthusiastic supporter of The Beat Goes On Marching Band, an all-adult marching band co-founded by son Steve and daughter-in-law Janet, and keenly followed the band’s many activities. She loved spending time with her grandsons and took great pride in their accomplishments.

Jean was a loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her departure leaves a deep hole in our lives.

No visitation will be held before graveside services at All Souls Cemetery in Sanford, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 2.  Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial donations to The Beat Goes On Marching Band (a 501(c)(3) organization) at