Barbara Metcalfe

February 12, 1940 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 82)


Barbara Metcalfe, 82, of Bardstown, passed away Thursday May 19, 2022 at her residence. She was born February 12, 1940 in Bardstown; was a school teacher at Bethlehem High School, a devoted mother and grandmother, and a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ernest Metcalfe; parents, Melvin and Mary Elizabeth Downs; and two sisters, Geraldine Allender and Kathy Mattingly.

She is survived by her six children, Paulette Metcalf of Bardstown, Gayle Grave of Springfield, Dana (Candy) Metcalf of Elizabethtown, Kim (Jeff) Durall of Bardstown, Crystal (Chuck) Padgett of Lebanon, and Melanie (Mike) Thompson of Loretto; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; thirteen siblings, Lanny Downs, David Downs, Nora Ballard, Jane Newton, Sharon Downs, Helen Tucker, Theresa Downs, Melvin Downs Jr., Becky Dewitt, Ronnie Keeling, Christine Mattingly, Denise Downs, and Jeanie Downs; and many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral mass will be 10 am Tuesday May 24, 2022 at St. Thomas Catholic Church with burial in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 pm to 8 pm Monday May 23, 2022 and 8 am to 9:15 am Tuesday May 24, 2022 at Barlow Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Nelson County and/or Masses.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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