Council 14993 in Erlanger dedicated a tree on March 8, 2020 at Mary Queen of Heaven parish to Brother Jerry Marshall who passed away on March 9, 2019. He was the council’s first Financial Secretary and also a member of Bishop Flaget Assembly 307. Father Niby Kannai, council chaplain, blessed the tree and the chalice from the assembly, which will be presented to a seminarian/priest by his daughter.
Father Aloysius Francis Powers served as State Chaplain for the Kentucky Jurisdiction from 1981-1990 serving under five different State Deputies. Below is his obituary.
Obituary for Father Aloysius Francis Powers
Reverend Aloysius Francis Powers, 98, of Owensboro, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 under the care of the Carmel Home. He was born in Daviess County on January 4, 1921 to the late Joseph H. Powers, Sr. and Teresa M. McCarthy Powers. Father Powers received the holy sacrament of ordination April 5, 1948. Father’s first appointment was as an associate pastor at St. Stephen Cathedral. The second assignment came, and he was sent to serve at, Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church. Fr. Aloysius’ first assignment as head pastor was St. Augustine Catholic Church in Reed and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Sorgho. After serving in Reed and Sorgho, Father Powers pastored St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield, and again at Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church in Owensboro, St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Paducah, St. Ann Catholic Church in Morganfield, St. Pius X Catholic Church in Calvert City, St. Anthony Catholic Church in Grand Rivers, and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Curdsville, all in Kentucky. Father Al spent his life faithfully serving the Diocese of Owensboro and the people who make up the Church community. Father Aloysius was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, where he also served as the State Chaplain. Father Aloysius was dearly loved by many who were blessed to know him.
Father Aloysius was a dedicated Catholic priest in every sense of the word; obedient, humble, all while having a deep love for his faith and family.
Along with his parents, Father Powers was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Agnes Powers, Patricia Garvin, Elizabeth M. Lattus, Celine M. Kahalley, his brothers, Joseph H. Powers, Jr. and Robert A. Powers.
Father Powers is survived by his siblings, Monsignor Bernard A. Powers, Reverend Richard M. Powers, Martha M. Taylor (George), Mary T. Hayden (Don), and Maddaline Leach.
The Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 am Monday, September 9, 2019 at St. Stephen Cathedral, with Bishop William Medley as principal celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, where prayers will be said at 7:00 PM, with visitation again from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Monday at St. Stephen Cathedral.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Rd., Owensboro, KY 42303 and the Knights of Columbus Owensboro Assembly #2074, 3540 E. 10th St., Owensboro, KY 42303. Envelopes will be made available at the funeral home and Cathedral.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory, its parishioners and family members, are both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Rev. Aloysius Powers. Share your prayers and messages of condolence with the family by visiting Father Al’s memorial tribute atwww.HaleyMcGinnis.com.
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At the 4th Degree Exemplification held in Clarkson on June 15, 2019 Robbie was the Class Honoree.
Robby Higdon became a Knight in 1998 joining Fr. Carroll White Council #6743 in Clarkson. Over the years, he has served in various capacities including Grand Knight on two occasions, earning the Star Council Award in 2018. Robby joined the Fourth Degree in 2006 and is a Charter member of Fr. McGivney Assembly #3021. During his term as Grand Knight in 2011, Robby was instrumental in working with the local community action council to fill a void when the local Shop-with-a-Cop program was no longer able to help underprivileged children at Christmas. Robby rallied the troops and Shop-with-a-Knight was born. This program is one of the council’s most impactful, and most rewarding to its members.
Outside of the Knights of Columbus, Robby is active with St. Paul Catholic School, assisting and leading many facility upgrade projects, and serves as a County Magistrate. Robby is a friend that anyone can count on when there is a need.
Robby married Nichole in 2003 and together raised five children. Robby and Nichole are very active with the Culture of Life, founding “Clear Choices”, a local crisis pregnancy center in 2012.
Robby and Nichole were chosen as the 2016 Kentucky Family of the Year. Below is part of the body of the write up sent to Supreme.
Robby became a member of the Knights of Columbus in 1998. Over time Robby has become more and more active in the council. Robby is a Past Grand Knight as well as the council’s newly-elected Grand Knight. During Robby’s first term as Grand Knight, the local family resource center was going to come up short with their “Shop with a Cop” program. Robby pledged the council’s support to the cause to provide Christmas presents to some of the less fortunate youth of the county and “Shop with a Knight”. Each child was teamed up with a Knight, shopping for clothes and toys totaling roughly $100. Over 60 children were supported that year and the program has grown steadily ever since with Robby chairing the event every year.
In addition to the Shop with a Knight program, Robby developed new council family activities including “Movie Knight”, where a family themed movie is played on the outside wall of the council hall in a Drive-In Movie fashion during the Knights of Columbus Family Week. Families were able to enjoy fellowship with each other by camping out on the council grounds after the movie. Programs like these made Robby a very popular and effective Grand Knight.
Robby’s obituary is below:
Robby Higdon, age 43 of Clarkson, passed away Sunday, July 7th2019 at his residence surrounded by family and friends. He was born September 2nd 1975 in Hardin County, Kentucky, the son of Marty & Joyce Clemons Higdon. He was the owner of Higdon Contracting, a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Parish Council, Knights of Columbus Fr. Carrol White Council 6743, the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Assembly 3021, served on the jail ministry, and was a Grayson County Magistrate for the 1st District.
He is survived by his wife, Nichole Higdon, five children, Savanna, Will, Ryan, Noah, & Collin Higdon, his parents, Marty & Joyce Higdon, maternal grandmother, Mary Charles Clemons, his brother, Junior Higdon (April), two sisters, Julie Nelson (Jason) & Maveric Higdon, and several nieces & nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, (July 13) at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarkson. Burial will be in the St. Benedict Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, and from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Home In Leitchfield.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to the Knights of Columbus Shop With A Knight program or the St. Paul Catholic School.
It is with a sad heart that we must announce that Joe passed away this morning at 4:00 AM. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 – 8:00 PM at Ratterman Funeral Home, Bardstown Road, Louisville. The funeral mass will be Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Martha Church, Klondike Road, Louisville. Please keep Jean and the family in your prayers.
His obituary can be read here.
Brothers – I ask that each of you pray for the repose of the souls of Danville Grand Knight Elect Wally Bremer and his wife Jackie. Wally and Jackie died last Sunday in a car accident and will be buried on Thursday June 30. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.
Below is the obituary as printed on http://www.legacy.com/
Hardy, Timothy “The Colonel”, 63, died from a gunshot wound on Sunday, February 14, 2016 during a flat tire change on his car.
He was born to Charles and Doloris Schagene on January 20, 1953 from the Portland area. At an early age, he was adopted and lovingly raised by Edward and Florine Hardy, who have preceded him in death.
Timothy was a courageous defender and leader. He proudly served in the U.S. Army for over 34 years. He attempted a bid for the U.S. Congress in 1990. He served as President of the school board at St. Rita Catholic Church and the parish council at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Currently, he was the Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus, McKune Council
Tim enjoyed his children and the child in each of us. He looked forward to bringing joy at Christmas time along with his little elf. He leaves his family and friends a legacy of not being afraid to speak out and defend the freedoms of this great U.S.A.
Tim will be sadly missed but will always be in our hearts through the memories of great vacations, family time and service to others.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Janet Schickel Hardy; children, Mark Edward Hardy (Lindsey), Lisa Marie Puckett (Dusty), Michael Lee Hardy and Patrick Joseph Hardy; his precious grandchildren, Kaylei Marie and Riley Joan Puckett; Also survived by his mother, Doloris Frasemer; sisters, Cindy Hagan, Susan Rivers (Rodney) and Starr Lehner; and brothers, Donnie Schagene, Mark Lehner (Barbara) and Virgil Lehner.
The Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 7335 Southside Dr. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation noon – 8 p.m. Thursday at Joseph E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Dr.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to OLMC Church, McKune Council 14471, St. Jude Research Hospital or your favorite charity that serves the needs of others.
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