Robert Haig Levonian

Robert Haig Levonian, departed this life on Thursday, April 22, 2021, just two days shy of his 94th birthday. He was born in Athens, Greece to a distinguished Armenian family April 24, 1927, to Professor Lootfy Levonian and Victoria Sarkissian Levonian. His twin sister, Helen, died in 1932 and is buried in The First Cemetery in Athens. His older brother, Dr. Rendel Levonian, died at age 93, in 2017 in Orange California.

Robert and his brother attended a Quaker boarding school near Banbury, England until World War II broke out and the family left for the United States. During the confusion of the departure, Robert was separated from the family and eventually wound up in Paris for the duration of the war and was recruited for the French Underground as a teenager and then was a short lived member of the French Foreign Legion. After the war, having had no high school experience, he studied for months and passed the French Baccalaureat and was admitted to the School of Engineering in Birmingham, England. He came to the United States in 1948 on a tennis scholarship to continue his engineering studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In 1949 he interrupted his studies to work for Bechtel Corporation which was building the Trans Arabian Pipeline from Saudi Arabia on the Persian Gulf to Sidon, Lebanon.  In 1953 he came to Southern California to finish his engineering degree and began working for Forest Lawn Company which eventually led him to opening his company, LCB & Associates, specializing in designing and building cemeteries throughout the United States.

In 1969 on a flight from Burbank to San Jose there was one seat left on the plane and he found himself sitting next to Suzanne Johnson from New Haven, Ky.  This 45 minute flight resulted in finding his life partner of 52 years. Robert & Suzanne traveled the world for business and pleasure. Their travels took them to Italy to search for marble and granite for the cemetery projects and then to countries all over Europe. At age 88 Suzanne made him retire and convinced him to move to her home state. He always quipped that he spoke five languages but he never mastered Kentuckian.

Robert was known as an extraordinarily generous person, and entertaining storyteller, a dispenser of wisdom, and above all as having a kind heart. He considered becoming an American citizen his highest accomplishment.

Robert is survived by his wife Suzanne, of Bardstown, his brothers, widow, Hilde Levonian, of Orange California. Also by many nieces, nephews, to whom he was a mentor and cheerleader, as well as a host of friends around the United States and the world.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11 AM at the Pavilion at St. Catherine Church Cemetery, in New Haven, Ky. with Rev. Wayne Jenkins presiding.

Donation may be made in his memory to St. Jude Memorial Giving, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105 or online at StJude.org or to the Humane Society of your choice.

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

Sarah Darlene Lyons

Sarah Darlene Lyons passed away Monday April 19, 2021 at a friends home in Lyons station New Haven, Kentucky.

Sarah was born July 29, 1990 in Chattanooga Tennessee to the late William Terry Durham and her mother Linda Lee Durham.

Sarah was survived by her husband, Frank Edward Lyons, a son, Easton Aaron Ray Lyons, a daughter, Hayden Sue Lyons, her mother, Linda Lee Durham, two sisters, Terry, and Chasity, her special friend, Thomas Dunn, and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

In keeping with their wishes cremation was chosen, at this time there will be no services.

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley Keith Harmon

William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville Chapel

612 North Lincoln Blvd.

Hodgenville, Kentucky

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

Stanley Keith Harmon, 85, of Mt. Sherman, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

He was the son of deceased parents, Gertrude Coffey-Garrison and Oscar Harmon. He was born and raised in Green County, Stanley and his first wife, Mary Lois Buley had three children, Lynn, Bobby, and Patty and raised them in Magnolia, Kentucky, he also has a son Michael from a second marriage. He is also survived by two brothers, C.L. Harmon of Atlanta, Georgia, and Frank Harmon of Ohio, Stanley had several grandchildren, two of which were active in his life, and one great-grandchild who was active in his life.

Stanley was known to many throughout Larue and neighboring counties, he will be missed forever by his family and his many friends.

Funeral services for Stanley Harmon will be held Saturday April 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of William R. Rust Funeral Home Hodgenville with Bro. Finis Berry and Bro. Kenny Carter officiating, with burial to follow in the Old Mt. Sherman Cemetery.

Visitation for Stanley will be held Friday April 23, 2021 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and will continue after 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

                    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

Mary Magdalene Kennedy

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                    167 N. Main St.

                     New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Mary Magdalene Kennedy 80, of New Haven passed away Monday April 12, 2021 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.

Mary was born April 14, 1940 in New Haven to the late William Arthur and Mary Edna Greenwell McQuillen.

She was a seamstress at E-town Sportswear, she was member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven, she was a cook and waitress at Howie’s restaurant in New Haven.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her grandson, Tanner Kennedy, two brothers, Bobby and Donnie McQuillen.

Mary is survived by her son, Ernest Lee Kennedy Jr. of New Haven, one daughter, Nancy (Larry) Bailey of Mount Sterling, one sister, Patricia Bowman of St. Francis, Kentucky. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial service for Mary Magdalene Kennedy will be held Sunday April 18, 2021 at 4 p.m. with Father Matthew Hardesty officiating.

Visitation for Mary will be held Sunday April 18, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. with memorial service at 4 pm at the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel.

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

Dorothy Agnes Cecil Hall

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

                                                               167 N. Main St.

                                                    New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Dorothy Agnes Cecil Hall, 87 joined her husband, Louis Gregory Hall, in eternal joy Monday April 12, 2021. Dorothy was a member of the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown. She was born June 11, 1933, in Howardstown to the late Gregory S. Cecil and Agnes Lucille Lampkin Cecil. Dorothy was employed at Wilson & Muir Bank in Bardstown for 28 years, retiring as head bookkeeper. She worked as an aide in the Bardstown City School System after retiring from the bank.  Thereby fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.

Dorothy was an amazing cook, and her husband, children, grandchildren, and their friends appreciated her skills and efforts. She has a strong Catholic faith, and was a regular attendee of Mass and chapel until very recently. She loved the holidays, especially Christmas and Easter, and established traditions of food and fun that her children have passed on to their families. Mom loved family games, and would get so excited over winning nine cents in Tripoli, rolling a bunco, or whacking a croquet ball. She and Louis enjoyed road trips, church picnics in the summer, the occasional casino visits, and sitting on their porch swing enjoying their home. Her warmth, kindness and joy will survive her as a large part of her legacy to her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Michael and Jim Cecil, her sister, Lillie Mae Boone; her granddaughter, Sarabeth Allender; and brother –in- law, Nick Ferrell.

Dorothy was so proud of being a matriarch of her large family of six children, 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be missed by her children, Judy (Randy) Allender, Ron (Carolyn) Hall, Jim (Jennifer Jones) Hall, Janice Hall, Jennifer (Aaron Cummins) Parrish, & Richard (Terri Fink) Hall’ one sister, Pat Ferrell; a sister in law, Jacki (Jim Rademaker)  Cecil’ and numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation is 2-8 pm Wednesday, April 14, with prayer service at 6 p.m. and 8:30 -10:30 a m at Barlow Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Thursday  at the Basilica of St. Joseph Cemetery. Rev. Joseph Batcheldor officiating.

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