Jean Byrd

Jean Lois "Lottie" Byrd (Bowling)

Friday, August 13th, 1926 - Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Jean Lois (Lottie) Bowling Byrd. Lottie was born on August 13, 1926 in New Hope, KY to the late Web and Alice Dant Bowling, and passed peacefully into eternal life surrounded by love on the morning of Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the home of her daughter.
As a young woman, Lottie worked at Schenley Distillery in the personnel office. It is there she would meet Charles E. Byrd, Sr. to whom she would marry on April 24, 1954 and celebrate 53 years of marriage until his death on March 11, 2008.
In order to send their three children to Catholic high schools in the 70s, Lottie took a job at Taylor Drug Stores in the personnel office where she enjoyed her job and co-workers, and retired from there in the late 80s.
During this retirement, Lottie took many trips with her sisters, kept an immaculate house, helped babysit grandchildren, worked part-time as a bookkeeper for Dr. Stengel, and most importantly attended 7am mass daily at either St. Louis Bertrand or St. Agnes Church. Lottie was a devout woman who said her rosary every day, went to confession regularly, and never missed a Holy Day of Obligation! (Until her children took away her driving privileges at the age of 91!)
Lottie lived at Twinbrook Assisted Living Apts. until one too many falls in May led her to a brief stay at Nazareth Home where the COVID 19 restrictions accelerated her decline, and the decision was made to move her to her daughter’s home under the tender care of her children and with the help of Hosparus of Louisville.
Lottie was predeceased by not only her parents and husband, but siblings Bob, Celie, Corky and Jerry and the siblings of her husband and their spouses. She is survived by her children Cheryl Ray (Phil), Chuck Byrd, Alice Hoffer (Duke) (Cincinnati, OH), beloved grandchildren Chad Ray (Ashley), Katie Embry (Brandon), Hannah Hoffer (Cincinnati, OH) Will Hoffer (Riverside, CA) and Michael Hoffer (Columbus, OH), great- grandchildren Hayley and Brooks Ray and Baby Boy Embry due in February 2021. She is also survived by siblings, Frankie Mouser, Wally Bowling, Joannie O’Bryan, Allie Kirkpatrick. and Pat Bowling (Minta Jean) along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Highlands Funeral Home from 3-8pm on Thursday, September 10, 2020 (masks required) with a mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Louis Bertrand Church (masks required). Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hosparus of Louisville.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, September 10th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Friday, September 11th, 2020 9:30am
    St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church
    1104 S. Sixth St.
    Louisville, KY 40203
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  • Interment

    Friday, September 11th, 2020 |
    Friday, September 11th, 2020
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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John Helm

Posted at 11:54pm
Dear Cheryl and family,
I was saddened to read this morning of your Mother’s death. Her obituary was beautiful. She lived an amazing and full life. I have many good memories of your Mom from her attendance at Ascension for Chad and Katie’s sacramental first sacraments and graduations and more recently their weddings! She was always gracious, faith filled and friendly. It was clear she adored her family. I admire the care and support you provided your Mom, especially as her heath declined. You and all of your family have my sympathy and prayers as you grieve your beautiful Mother. I am sorry I will not be attending the funeral visitation or funeral mass due to pandemic caution. I would prefer to express my thoughts and support in person. God’s blessing and peace be with you! Love, John Helm

fr.francis ralph,op

Posted at 05:40pm
To all the family

I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's death. What a wonderful woman of faith. We talked every

To all the family:

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's death. She was a great woman of faith! We would talk after Mass every Sunday. She is now with your Dad in the kingdom of Our Savior. My prayers for all of you.
Fr. Ralph,op Nazerth in Clifton


Ruthie Hornung

Posted at 11:29am

John and I were so sad to see that your mother has passed. We both agreed that Lottie was the sweetest, kindest woman ever. Your description of her is on point, and she truly earned her place in heaven. We were blessed to have known Lottie (and Charlie) and our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

Ruthie Hornung

Jackie Ross

Posted at 09:58am
Sent with love and remembrance, Steve & Jackie Taylor Ross , and The Taylor Family
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Janie Redmond

Posted at 12:52pm
We remember her with tears of joy!!! She was a sweeet, sweet lady!
You are in our prayers.
Janie & Kevin

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