• Benjamin Michael “Ben” Gude, 23

    Benjamin Michael “Ben” Gude, 23, Bardstown, died Monday, April 13, 2009, in Seattle. He was born July 25, 1985, in Louisville, Kentucky and was a construction worker.

    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Kenneth Gude; paternal step-grandfather, James Blake; and maternal grandmother, Rose Troutman Hibdon.

  • Benedict Joseph “Benny” Ballard, 72

    Benedict Joseph “Benny” Ballard, 72, Bardstown, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Nelson County. He was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Holy Cross. He was a former barber and farmer. He operated “Benny & Crew” Barber Shop in Bardstown. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy, a member of American Legion Post 121 and Knights of Columbus No. 1290.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleophas Fabian Ballard

  • Henry Parker “H.P.” Mudd, 85

    Henry Parker “H.P.” Mudd, 85, Springfield, died Sunday, April 12, 2009, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Washington County. He was a retired forklift operator at General Electric Building 5 for 20 years and was a farmer. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

    He was preceded in death by a grandson; his parents, Xavier Eugene and Pearl Gootee Mudd; a brother, Gonza Mudd; and a sister, Roberta McIntyre.

  • Ruby Frances Stout Love, 100

    Ruby Frances Stout Love, 100, Bardstown, died Wednesday, April 4, 2009, at Colonial Health and Rehab in Bardstown. She was born in Greens Chapel, owned and operated Mid Towne Café in Mount Washington, was a homemaker and a member of Bardstown Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Holt Love; her second husband, Louis Stout; her parents, Frank and Mammie Sallie Sweazy Reinle, a sister, Lizzie Yates; and five brothers, John Reinle, Sam Reinle, Lester Reinle, Will Reinle and Delbert Reinle.

  • Jo Swarthout, 93

    Jo Swarthout, 93, Latonia, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital South in Edgewood. She was born Aug. 11, 1915 and a homemaker. She was a member of Latonia Baptist Church and the Homemakers.

    She was preceded indeath by her husband, Harold Swarthout.

    Survivors include a son, H. John Swarthout, Jr., Bethel, Ohio; a daughter, Nancy Williams, Bardstown; and five grandchildren.

    The funeral will be 11 a .m. Monday at Swindler & Currin Funeral Home in Latonia, with burial in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

  • Phyllis L. Stepp, 50

    Phyllis L. Stepp, 50, died Thursday, April 16, 2009. She was born Aug .29, 1985 in Cox’s Creek. She was an employee of Leggett & Platt Corporation for 32 years and a Catholic by faith.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Shirley Mudd Hall.

    Survivors include her husband, Charles Stepp; a daughter, Holly Sutherland; seven sisters, Anne Chesser, Catherine Crum, Lisa Barrick, Gayle Ivers Rosie Smith, Corey Ballard and Jean Comerzan; two brothers, Joseph Leslie Hall and Tommy Hall; and 23 nieces and nephews.

  • Patricia Marie Zaboronak, 57

    Patricia Marie Zaboronak, 57, Bardstown, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at her residence. She was born Dec. 29, 1951, in Jeffersonville, Ind. She graduated from Bellarmine College with a bachelor’s of science and commerce degree. She retired from General Electric where she worked as a logistics specialist. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Theona Spencer Scott.

  • Darrell “Red” Sanders, 71

    Darrell “Red” Sanders, 71, Cox’s Creek, died Wednesday, April 08, 2009. He was a member of Bardstown Moose Lodge #2408 and Riverview Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Nancy Sanders; two brothers, Billy Sanders and Tubby Sanders; and a sister, Wanda Riddle.

  • William Anthony “Tony” Culver, 37

    William Anthony “Tony” Culver, 37, Bardstown, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, from a single vehicle accident. He was formerly of New Haven a graduate of Nelson County High School, and was the owner and operator of TNT Home Improvements.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Adrian and Marie Culver and Bill Mattingly.

  • Mary Kathleen Curtsinger, 80

    Mary Kathleen Curtsinger, 80, Taylorsville, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Signature Health Care of Spencer County, Taylorsville. He was the former Mary Kathleen Elmore, a native of Nelson County and a member of Taylorsville Church of God.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, J.T. Curtsinger; her parents, Martin and Bessie Hagan Elmore; a sister, Aileen Yates; and four brothers, Carroll Elmore, Jimmy Elmore, Martin Elmore Jr., and Joe Elmore.