Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Ronald Absher, Louisville, KY (d. August 18, 2013)

He was a native of Chicago, IL, a member of Kenwood Heights Christian Church, a US Navy veteran and a retired auto technician. He leaves many relatives in Adair and Taylor Counties of Kentucky.

Ronald Glen Absher, 56, of Louisville, KY, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 in Louisville.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10amCT/11amET at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be 2pm-7pmCT/3pm-8pmET, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the funeral home.

He was a native of Chicago, IL, a member of Kenwood Heights Christian Church, a US Navy veteran and a retired auto technician.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Absher, Sr., and a brother, Richard Absher.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Emery Taylor Absher of Louisville, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Danita Morgan and Messarine (Keith) Perkins, all of Illinois

  • His mother & step-father: Viola & Ray Benaitis of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three sisters: Anita Daniels of Illinois, Sandra Kimmy of PA, and Debra Etzhorn of Ohio

  • Two brothers: Kenneth Absher, Jr., of Columbia, KY; and David Gall of Illinois

  • Five grandchildren: Nicholas, Jeffery, Lindzi, Chloe and Keith

  • One great-grandson

  • His aunts: Norene Feese and Fannie Bell Pederson, both of Columbia, KY

  • His step-mother: Juanita Absher of Columbia, KY

  • Several nieces, nephews

  • Two dogs: Dudley and Dottie

  • And cat: Daisy
Memorials gifts may go to The Animal Care Society. This obituary information is a courtesy of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.

This story was posted on 2013-08-19 18:15:46
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.