Leonard Delmar Mudd, Sr., 93, died February 5, 2021 at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, KY. Born in Lebanon, KY on May 24, 1927, he was a son of the late Charles Robert Mudd, Sr. and Mary Helena Spalding Mudd. He graduated from St. Charles High School and attended St. Mary’s College. On May 6, 1950, he married Jane Marie Osborn, with whom he had 6 children. Leonard was a fine musician with little formal training who had a beautiful voice. He could play several instruments, including the violin, the piano, the mandolin and the harmonica. He kept a harmonica in his pocket his entire life and was always happy to play a tune for any occasion. He sang for the St. Joseph’s choir and a number of community musicals as well as family weddings. Leonard was a prolific gardener who delighted in grafting trees of different species which would not have otherwise grown in the Kentucky climate. His family knew that when Leonard could no longer garden, he would not be long for this world. He loved telling stories, especially about the history of his family. Having been a farmer and a businessman all his life, he was a jack-of-all trades.
He is survived by children, Lenny Mudd (Helen Mudd), Angela Mudd (Clyde Simmons), Rob Mudd (Kate Waller), Sharon Mudd (Tom Balinski), Sheila Poore (Phil Poore) and Mary Bernadette Mudd; grandchildren, Stephen Mudd, Kristi Dunn, Kimberly Mudd-Fegett, Kate Mudd Broaddus, Colin Simmons, Sarah Litke, Will Daniel Mudd Simmons, Benjamin A. Mudd, Nicholas A. Mudd, Isaac Porter Mudd Balinski, Holly Poore, and Jennifer Mudd-Reed; and great-grandchildren, Elliot Mudd, Zander Keeling, Cole Fegett, Callie Simmons, William, Catherine, and James Litke; three sisters, Benita Riney, Sister Susan Mary Mudd, O.S.U., and Dianne Simi; brother, Joe Lawrence Mudd; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Leonard was preceded in death by the mother of his children with whom he maintained a seventy-year friendship until her death in 2020; his parents; sisters, Clarissa Kelly, Hazel Thompson, Dolores Thomson, Mary Magdalene Hayden, and Helen Ann Mudd; and brothers, Victor Mudd, Joseph Mudd and Charles Robert Mudd Jr.
Funeral services for Leonard include public visitation from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, February 8 at Barlow Funeral Home, Bardstown, KY. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, Bardstown, KY with private family burial at St. Charles Cemetery, Lebanon, KY. Memorial contributions may go to the choir of the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral.
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