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Marie Michelle Elmore

Age 76, of New Haven, KY

Marie Michelle Elmore

Marie Michelle Payne Elmore, 76 passed away Tuesday February 4, 2014 at Flaget Memorial Hospital. 

She was born in Owensboro KY to the late Drury Ignatius and Willie Mae Payne.

Michelle was a Catholic by faith and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Church in New Hope where she was a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Religious Education teacher, a member of the Starry Night Performance Cast, and served on the bereavement committee. She was active in the New Hope Food Bank.

A Graduate of Western Kentucky University, with her Masters in Teaching.She retired from teaching with the Nelson County School System.

She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121.Her services while in the American Legion Auxiliary in Unit, District and Department included serving on many committees. Some of the offices she held were Unit President for many years, and served as 4th District president 7 times. Department offices held were Department Historian, Chaplin, 2nd Vice President and 1st Vice President, and Department President 1996-97 and also served as National Executive Committee Woman.  Michelle also served as Director of Kentucky Girls State. 

Along with her parents, Michelle was preceded in death by her Husband; Donald Elmore, (1) Brother, Charles Augustine Payne.

She is survived by (3) Sons; Joseph Richard "Rick" Elmore (Melissa), New Haven, James Raffo Elmore (Blesilda), Bardstown and Patrick Edwin Elmore, Bardstown. (7) Grandchildren, and (1) great grandchild. (1) Sister; Patricia Ann "Pat" Buie, Bardstown, (2) brothers; William Thomas "Tommy" Payne, Bowling Green, and James Carroll Payne, Florence KY.

A Funeral Mass for Marie Michelle Elmore will be held at 10:00 am Saturday Feb.8, 2014 at the St. Catherine Catholic Church, with burial in St. Catherine Church Cemetery. Rev. Ken Fortener will officiate.

Visitation will be 3-8 pm Friday and 8-9:30 am Saturday at the Joseph L Greenwell Funeral Home. A prayer service will be Friday at 5 pm. A Memorial Service by the American Legion Auxiliary will be conducted at 6 pm.

Joseph L Greenwell Funeral Home, 324 E. Center Street, New Haven Ky is entrusted in the arrangements.


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