Katherine Edsell

Katherine P. "Kaye" Edsell (White)

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Katherine (Kaye) Patricia White Edsell, died Friday, July 12, 2019, peacefully with her family around her.
She was born in Kentucky and lived in Kentucky most of her life. She was a graduate of Fern Creek High School and University of Louisville. She also attended the University of Kentucky and Indiana University and was a cheerleader at all four schools. She had taught at the former Kentucky Home School (now Louisville Country Day School) and at Capital Day School in Frankfort. She was an avid fan of everything U of L including member of the Central Cardinal Club, “L” Club, Cardinal Dames, as well as Wildwood Country Club, AAUW, and a Chi Omega for 75 years. She received the Katie Lacefield Fan Support Award for U of L in 1993. She was an ombudsman/volunteer for Sacred Heart Village for over 25 years. She modeled for the Jeanne Hamilton and Alix Adams agencies. She had been active with many local community theaters, appeared in shows at Actors Theater and made radio and TV commercials, also appearing as an extra in a couple of movies.

The widow of Allan L. Edsell, an executive with BellSouth, who died in 1984, Mrs. Edsell was the daughter of Joseph P. and Katherine M. Letterle White and granddaughter of John and Jenny Letterle, a former state senator and Patrick and Bridget White from Cool Athea, County Cork, Ireland, all deceased.

Kaye is survived by her sons, Allan "Butch" Edsell, II (Calotta) of Memphis, TN., Patrick Edsell (Debby) of Jupiter, FL., Michael Edsell (Joyce) of Ventura, CA., Timothy Edsell of Melbourne, FL.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Henderson (Seth), Joseph Patrick "Jake" Edsell (Danielle), Katherine Chisholm (Brad), Amy Edsell and Taylor Edsell; and six great- grandchildren, Taylor and Morgan Henderson, Olive and Oriole Chisholm, Emmett and Wyatt Edsell.

Funeral services will be at 1pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery then a reception to follow at Wildwood Country Club. Visitation will be from 11am until service time Tuesday, at Highlands.

Memorial gifts: Kosair Children’s Hospital, Sacred Heart Village or Cerebral Palsy School.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
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  • Service

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 1:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Fr. Joseph Fowler
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 2:00pm
    Cave Hill Cemetery
    701 Baxter Avenue
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Fran McCarty

Posted at 10:40pm
The Ky Derby and St Patrick'd Day will never be the same without Kaye Edsell! She touched so many lives in so many ways. I will think of her with smiles for ever.

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Posted at 11:10pm
We are with you in sprit during this difficult time. All our love, Brad, Oriole, Olive, Mary, Glenn, Mark, Melanie, Danny and all of the Pendletons
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Rebecca Morton

Posted at 10:34pm
A Beautiful, Intelligent, Vibrant, Loving Woman whom We Women ought to try to pattern Ourselves after... PEACE be with You...and All who have loved You. No regrets from a Life, well-lived.

Bobby and Cheryl Barnes

Posted at 07:16pm
Alan and Calotta, Our prayers for comfort and peace . We love you dearly. Love , Bobby and Cheryl
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Delia Smith

Posted at 03:03am
My deepest condolences to Mike, Joyce and family on the loss of your sweet mom/grandmother. She will forever continue to live in your hearts and in your memories. Sending much love your way! Delia Smith

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