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Mary Ellen Jarboe

January 26, 1924 ~ June 1, 2017 (age 93)

Mary Ellen Jarboe, 93, of Bardstown, passed away Thursday June 1, 2017 at her residence.  She was born January 26, 1924 in Springfield, grew up in Lebanon, and a graduate of St. Charles High School.  Before becoming a homemaker, she worked in Louisville in the cafeteria of St. Joseph Hospital and the Louisville Cement Company.  She was a member of St. Joseph Parish and the Altar Society.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William Wathen Jarboe; parents, Charles Arthur and Mary Louise Edelen Hill; and two brothers, Wilburn Hill, and Robert Edward “Buck” Hill.


She is survived by two sons, Billy Joe Jarboe of Georgia, and Harold (Angel) Jarboe of Lexington; five daughters, Donna (R.O.) Lyons, Judy (Buck) Underwood, Barbara (Tony) Bradley, Ann (Tim) Simpson, and Jan (Keith) Sidebottom all of Bardstown; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; six sisters, Dorothy Edelen of Bardstown, Imogene Spalding and Laurencia Brussel both of Lebanon, Louise Eichenberger of Louisville, Jane McGowan of Delaware, and Margaret Marshman of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.


Her Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Monday June 5, 2017 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Rev. Terry Bradshaw will officiate.  Visitation will be 2 to 8 pm Sunday June 4 and 9 to 10:15 am Monday June 5 at Barlow Funeral Home.  A prayer service will be at 6:00 pm Sunday.


Memorial contributions may go to St. Joseph Parish Building Fund.

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