Henry Edward “Monkey” Downs

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                                               167 N. Main St.

                                                    New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Henry Edward “Monkey” Downs, 88, of New Haven passed away Friday January 15, 2021 at his residence in New Haven, Kentucky.

He was born July 5, 1932 in Stiles Kentucky to the late, Harvey Lee and Mary L. DeMar Downs.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He retired from G.E. Appliance Park with 39 plus years of service. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by, one grandson, Aidan Groves, one brother Leo Downs, four sisters, Agnes Nalley, Edna Baxter, Margarete O’Bryan and Rena Perkins.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Joyce (Betty) Mattingly Downs, three sons, James Edward (Polly) Downs of Tenn., Joseph Timothy (Gail) Downs of New Haven and Francis Stephen Downs of New Haven, five grandchildren, one brother, David Downs of Mt. Washington, and one sister Theresa O’Bryan of Louisville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Henry Edward Downs will be held Thursday January 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven with Father Scott Wimsett Celebrate, Father Troy Overton and Father Matthew Hardesty Concelebrates, burial to follow in St. Catherine Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven, with prayer service at 4 p.m. with Father Matthew Hardesty officiating and will continue after 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel is in charge of his arrangements.

It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

Web page: williamrrustfuneralhome.com

Newt Keesy

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                                               167 N. Main St.

                                                    New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Newt Keesy, 70, of Culvertown Ky. passed away on Sunday January 10, 2021 at home , quietly with his children by his side. Newt lived a fulfilling life as a father, grandfather and friend to many. Newts love of laughter didn’t end with his passing. The “Keesy” laugh will be heard forever in many people’s hearts. Newt loved spending time with family and friends at the family farm “Newterville” known to many. He loved to listen to old country music and would always try to get you to stay for just “one more.” So many valued Newt”s friendship beyond measure. So upon reading this make sure to squeeze a little tighter, love a little longer, and have “one more” for Newt.

Newt was born September 9, 1950 in Pennsylvania to the late Robert M. Sr. and Margaret “Marnie” Swank Keesy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Robert M. “Bob” Keesy Jr.

Newt is survived by a son, Robert Edward “Tuck” (Molly) Keesy of New Haven, a daughter, Kelly Keesy (Mike) Barnes of Hodgenville, four grandchildren, Hannah Keesy Barnes, Sarah Margaret Rice, Elijah Newton Barnes, and Robert Edward “Scout” Keesy II, one brother, Charles Glenn “Charlie” (Marian) Keesy of Lexington, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral will be held Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, with Troy Benningfield officiating.

Visitation will be held Wednesday January 13, 2021 from 2 to 8 p.m. with services at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel is in charge of his arrangements.

It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

Web page: williamrrustfuneralhome.com

Susie Darlene Tucker Young

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel

612 North Lincoln Blvd.

Hodgenville, Kentucky

270-358-3552 / Fax 270-358-3253

Susie Darlene Tucker Young, 77, of Breckinridge County, formerly of LaRue County passed away Monday January 4, 2021 at Hill Creek Rehab in Louisville, Kentucky.  

Sue was born June 23, 1943 at home in LaRue county to the late Lester and Virigina Hornback Tucker.

She was a Christian by faith, she loved the outdoors and dearly loved animals, she was a dairy farmer most of her life.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Young.

She is survived by a son Billy Joe Young of Sonora, two Brothers, Lester Carlos (Debbie) Tucker of Sonora, Daymon (Liz) Tucker of Wimberley Texas, one sister, Addie Dean Tucker Lowe of Indianapolis, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside services for Susie Darlene Tucker Young will be Saturday January 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Coyle Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hudson Kentucky, with Bro. Matt Tucker officiating.

Visitation for Susie Darlene Tucker Young will be held Saturday January 9, 2021

from 9:30 to 11:30 at the William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel.

Due to the covid 19 mask or face covering is required.

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel 612 N. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville Kentucky 42748 is in charge of arrangements

Elizabeth Lee “Libby” Willis Grubbs

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel

612 North Lincoln Blvd.

Hodgenville, Kentucky

270-358-3552 / Fax 270-358-3253

Elizabeth Lee “Libby” Willis Grubbs, 86, of Hodgenville, went to be with her Heavenly Father Sunday January 3, 2021 at Sunrise Manor in Hodgenville.

Libby was born July 23, 1934 in Adair County to the late, Evan Newton and Bertha Marie Breeding Willis.

She was a member of Nolynn Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Of Hodgenville, she volunteered as a Red Coat at Sunrise Manor, She was a member of The Young at Heart Choir, She was also a member of the Nolynn Community Homemakers, she belonged to the LaRue County Saddle Club, and the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Samantha Grubbs, two brothers, Bobbie and Glenn Willis, one sister, Reba Stewart.

She is survived by five sons, Montie (Myra) Grubbs of Tennessee, Garry (Rollanda) Grubbs of Hodgenville, Steve (Regina) Grubbs of Nicholasville, Dana (Rita) Grubbs of Howardstown, and Lenn (Cathy) Grubbs of Hodgenville, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one brother, Danny Willis of Louisville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There will be a private Graveside service for the family in the Sonora Cemetery with Reverend William Curle officiating.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel 612 N. Lincoln Blvd. Hodgenville Kentucky 42748 is in charge of arrangements

Francis Gerald Donahue

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                                               167 N. Main St.

                                                    New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Francis Gerald Donahue, 71, passed away Sunday January 3, 2021 at his residence at Bardstown, with his family by his side.

He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church of Culvertown. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was born September 22, 1949 in Nelson County to the late, John Ernest and Mary Golda Clark Donahue.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Ernest Jr. and Joseph Howard Donahue, three sisters, Kathlene Porter, Judy Ballard, and Frances Culver.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Louise Linton Donahue of Bardstown, one son, Michael Paul (Jackie) Donahue of Bardstown, a daughter, Tina Renee (Travis) Smith of Bardstown, four grandchildren, Kayla Rachell DeMar, Jessica Danielle Ingram, Michael Hunter Donahue, Savanna Leigh Donahue, two great-grandchildren, Aubrey Renee Weiber, and Madison Nicole Weiber, two brothers, James R. (Marie) Donahue of Lexington, and Thomas Calvin Donahue of Bardstown, three sisters, Mary Cecilia Hammond of Louisville, Mary Myrtle Clark of New Haven, and Mary Pauline Jackson of Louisville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday January 6, 2021, from 2 to 8 p.m. at William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel with prayers services at 5 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Arnold Downs officiating and will continue Thursday January 7, after 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday January 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church with Father Jason Harris officiating with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel is in charge of his arrangements.

It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

Web page: williamrrustfuneralhome.com