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Marietta Bowling Blandford

Age 92, of Louisville, Kentucky

Marietta Bowling Blandford 92, of Louisville, KY, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at North Hardin Nursing Home, in Radcliffe, KY.   She was born on March 22, 1919 in New Haven, KY to James Nicholas Bowling & Mary Irene Boone. She was a graduate of St. Catherine High School and was employed by Bank of New Haven several years before moving to Louisville to become Purchasing Agent for Our Lady of Peace Hospital. She was a member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Shively for nearly 35 years where she was active in the Altar Society and the Quilting Club.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Clement Leroy (Roy) Blandford; two step children, William (Billy) Blandford and Malinda Blandford; one sister, Sr. Mary Janette, OSU; four brothers, Rev. George K Bowling, Martin Bowling, William Paul Bowling, Rev Robert A Bowling; and one sister-in-law, Anna Rose Bowling.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Louise Bowling (Louisville); her caregivers, Paula Bowling Greenwell (Elizabethtown), & Doris Bowling Rust (New Haven); two step-daughters, Sharon Bidwell and Bonnie Abell (Louisville); five sisters-in-law, Marguerite (Martin) Bowling, Rosanne (William Paul) Bowling, Rose Blandford Cusick, Margaret (Joe) Blandford, Daisy (Harry) Blandford; and several nieces, nephews & step grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, October 21 at St. Catherine Church in New Haven, KY. Visitation will be from 3-8PM on Thursday, October 20, and beginning at 9AM on Friday, October 21 at Joseph L Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven, KY. Burial will be at Bethany Memorial Gardens, 10915 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY.


Expressions of sympathy may be given to Mass of the Air, Hosparus, or St. Catherine Grade School, New Haven, KY.


Arrangements by Joseph L Greenwell Funeral Home; New Haven KY,

Funeral Mass
10/21/2011, 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM


  1. Dedicated to Mrs. Blandford's Family from Mandy Andrews
    My mother resided at NHHRC with Ms. Marietta in the room across the hall from her. She was a wonderful woman and I enjoyed speaking with her. Many Blessings to your family in this time of sorrow.
Marietta Bowling Blandford