Valla Hatfield Geoghegan, 88, of Bardstown, passed away Wednesday January 29, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 26, 1931 in Nelson County, graduated from Bardstown High School, formally worked for Bardstown Sewing Factory, was an award winning juried quilter, and was involved with many quilting groups over the years. She was a member and deacon of Boston Christian Church, and enjoyed her gardening and yard work.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, L.C. Geoghegan; parents, Gilbert and Kathleen Hatfield; two great-grandsons, Thomas Lee Dereksen, and Jason Alexander Baird; and brother, Keith Hatfield.
She is survived by four children, Virginia “Ginger” Dereksen of Louisville, Lenard Crady Geoghegan Jr. of Bardstown, Martha Lucille “Myrt” Geoghegan of Lexington, and Diana (Michael) McDonald of Fredericktown; three grandchildren, Robert Lee (Rene) Dereksen, Jenna (J.J.) Haupert, and Michael Chandler (Ashlyn) McDonald; five great-grandchildren; sister, Diana Ratliff of Bardstown; brother, Arthur Hatfield of Bardstown and San Antonia, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Tuesday February 4, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Bardstown Cemetery. Chaplain Terry Troutman will officiate. Visitation will be 4 – 8 pm Monday February 3 and 9 – 11 am Tuesday February 4 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Amyloidosis Foundation or Donor’s Favorite Charity.
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