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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
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“We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We will remember your family, especially your Dad, in our prayers. ”
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“Beth and family we are so sorry to hear about your mother. We have many memories of the good times we all had watching our girls play basketball....Read More »
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“Beth, So saddened to hear the news of your Mom passing. Your parents have always held a special place in my heart since we were in first grade...Read More »
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“Our condolences to you and your Family, Neal. ”
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AHONEN, MARY BETTY, 85, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017.
She was a lifelong resident of Louisville, born May 24, 1931 to the late John and Lottie Jaggers. She graduated from Louisville Girls High School in 1949. As a teenager during World War II, Betty worked at Naval Ordinance running the snack cart. She later worked downtown in Judge Malone's office and then at General Electric. She was a member of Okolona Baptist Church.
Known for her quick wit, Betty could tell a joke and turn a phrase with the best of them. She enjoyed telling stories to entertain her daughter when she was very young. At one point in her years at GE, the company incorporated a design suggestion she offered concerning how much children enjoyed playing in large boxes into a scene featuring cowboys on the sides of appliance cartons. She was an avid fan of crossword puzzles and enjoyed working them in the daily newspaper for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Carless Jaggers.
Betty is survived by her husband of 64 years, Neal Ahonen; daughter, Beth Foley (Bill); and grandchildren Stewart Foley, Erin Foley and Lauren Foley.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00am in the chapel of Schoppenhorst, Underwood, & Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Hwy. at Brooks Rd.) with burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please donate to Okolona Baptist Church, 9301 Preston Hwy., Louisville, KY 40219.