Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

July 24, 2013

Obituaries: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — George Hessel Baker

SUMMER SHADE – George Hessel Baker, 83, of Summer Shade, died Monday, July 22, 2013, at New Haven at Home, in Franklin.  

Born in Ocheydan, Iowa, he was the son of the late Hessel George and Emma Hielkema Baker. Mr. Baker was a farmer, a veteran of the Korean War and member of Lick Branch Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Kell and husband Leslie, of Franklin, and Sherry Free Johnson and husband Charles, of Glasgow; one son, Hessel Baker and wife Linda, of Canmer; eight grandchildren, Debra Outler, Dena Hagan, Stacy Johnson, Jennifer Dobson, Jessica Lindsey, Melissa Conley, Lindsey Kell and Derek Kell; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Vanderveen and Thelma Van Gelder, both of Iowa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Angelina Dekkenga Baker and Wilma Jean Sims Baker, and one grandchild, Angela Michelle Baker.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Randolph. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Margaret A. ‘Margie’ Brooks

WINDBER, Pa. – Margaret A. “Margie” Brooks, 82, of Windber, Pa., and formerly of Glasgow, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Windber, Pa.  

She was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Lynch Joyce. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Brooks; a sister, Mary Naylor; and a brother, James Joyce.

Margaret worked as a nurse at Maryland State Hospital, was owner and operator of Sonora Truck Stop in Sonora, and was the owner of Abe’s Market in Hodgenville.

She is survived by her son, Bryan George Moffit, of Utah; stepsons, Rick Brooks, of Alabama, and Randy Brooks, of Kentucky; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice (Turp) Mihalcik, of New York, Pat Joyce, of Ohio, and Sandra Tallyen (Michael), with whom she resided in Windber, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Joyce Smith, of Ohio; brothers-in-law, Jack Benko, of Ohio, Donald (Carol) Brooks, Bill (Mary Sue) Brooks, Rondal (Maxine) Brooks and Terry Brooks, all of Kentucky; and her dog Tika, who was her constant companion and protector.

Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Helen Catholic Church with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. A prayer vigil will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Floyd E. Ferguson

ATTICA, Ind. – Floyd E. Ferguson, 68, Attica, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. following a four-year battle with cancer.

Floyd was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 10, 1945. He was the son of the late William Leon and Virginia Louise (Craft) Ferguson. Floyd was raised near Glasgow and attended school at North Metcalfe. Floyd moved to Attica in 1963.

Floyd had worked as a mechanic at Harrison Steel Castings Company for 40 years, retiring in 2009.

He was a member of the Mens Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post # 3318 of Attica. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

On May 9, 1964, Floyd married Carrie A. Haas in Attica. She survives.

Floyd leaves behind his wife, Carrie, of 49 years; a son, Eddie W. Ferguson, Zalma, Mo.; three daughters, Carrie L. (Travis) Allen, of Rainsville; Josie V. Ferguson, of Williamsport, and Laurie A. (Nathan) Lucas, of Ridge Farm, Ill.; three brothers, Jerry (Betty) Ferguson, of Neosho, Mo.; Gary Lee Ferguson, of Munfordville, and Robert Dale (Brenda) Ferguson, of Greensburg; eight grandchildren, Michael and Joshua Pickett; Curtis Ferguson, Stephen Gregory, Kourtni and Kameron Freeman; Mariah Dick and Colton Ferguson; a sister, Phyllis (Donald) McDonald, of Kingman, Ind.; three great-grandchildren, Laedence and Tanner Pickett, and Savannah Freeman.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Ferguson, and an infant sister, Lori Ferguson.

Friends will be received at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Friday, July 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home on Saturday, July 27, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Jesse Stoner officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Attica.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sharon K. Hatcher

CAVE CITY – Sharon K. Hatcher, 56, of Cave City, was called home, Monday, July 22, 2013, in the caring hands of T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

The Barren County native was the daughter of Royce and Elizabeth Hughes Alexander and the wife of Dennis Hatcher. She was a certified nursing aide at Glasgow State Nursing Facility and a member of Basil Chapel Baptist Church.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband, Dennis Hatcher, of Cave City; her two sons, Jason Spencer (Samantha Spencer), of Elizabethtown, and Chad Hatcher (Heather Proffitt), of Glasgow; her two grandsons, Lex Spencer, of Elizabethtown, and Bryson Hatcher, of Glasgow; and one granddaughter, Ryan Elizabeth Spencer, of Elizabethtown; and her parents, Royce and Elizabeth Alexander, of Glasgow; two brothers, Donnie Alexander and his wife Debbie, of Glasgow, Jim Alexander and his wife Jo, Knob Lick; and  one sister, Brenda Compton, of Glasgow.

Visitation is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Basil Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Basil Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel is in charge of the arrangement.

In Revelations God talks about a believer going to heaven and when they get there they watch over us and cheer us on as if they are in the stand watching a game. She will be forever cheering us on until we meet her in the river of life.

Regina Mae Harper Hurt

TOMPKINSVILLE – Regina Mae Harper Hurt, 84, of Tompkinsville, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her home in Tompkinsville.

She was the wife of the late Rondal Earl Hurt, and daughter of the late William Ernest Harper and Delphia Spear Harper.

Visitation is in progress and will continue after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville.

The funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Skaggs Creek Cemetery in Monroe County,

Memorials are suggested to Skaggs Creek Cemetery, American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Hannah Osborn

ERIE, Pa. – Hannah Osborn, 30, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Erie, Pa.

Hannah was a 2001 graduate of Glasgow High School and worked at a CNA in Erie, Pa.

She is survived by her father, William Osborn, of Glasgow, her mother, Michelle Macbeth, of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Emalea Osborn, of Glasgow; one brother, Justin Osborn; three stepsisters, Angela (Ryan) Kunzler, of North East, Pa., Karen (Ryan) Ware, of Grovetown, Ga., Ashley Creech, of Grovetown, Ga.; stepmom, Susan, and special friend, Jeff Sawyer, of North East, Pa.

There will be a memorial service in honor of Hannah at Calvary Baptist Church, 307 Columbia Ave., Glasgow, on Monday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m.; open to the public at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Wood Weldon Library, Glasgow.

Elizabeth L. ‘Liz’ Rigdon

LOUISVILLE – Mrs. Elizabeth L. Rigdon, “Liz”, 65, of Louisville, returned to her Heavenly Father on July 23, 2013, following a long battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

Mrs. Rigdon was retired from Louisville Gas and Electric and a member of Louisville Baptist Temple.

Her father, Edward Jolly, preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 12 years, Gary Terry; son, Bill Rigdon (Linda); stepchildren, Kennethia Miller and Kamron Terry (Megan); grandchildren, Kelley and Wil; step-grandchildren, Sadie, Noah and Miles; mother, Florence Jolly; sister, Dana Raymond; brother, Edward Jolly; and first husband and friend, Tom Rigdon.

Funeral service will be noon Saturday, July 27, at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Highway at Brooks Road) with interment in Hebron Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Louisville Baptist Temple.


John Wayne Young

GLASGOW – John Wayne Young, 87, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Barren County, the son of the late C.L. and Bernice Moon Young. Wayne was a farmer and a former employee of General Electric in Louisville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II and was a member of Old Zion United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Siddens Young; daughter, Teresa Young Steenbergen and husband Garry, of Cave City; granddaughter, Shannon Steenbergen Shirley and husband John, of Glasgow; great grandchildren, Annmarie and Jacob Shirley; brother, Marvin Young and wife Elnor Jean, of Glasgow; sister, Anita Thomas and husband Gayle, of Glasgow; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Young; and three sisters, Helen Young, Wanda Young and Ruth Young Barton.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at A.F Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday and continue Saturday morning until time for the service.