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• PROCHASKA, Joseph Martin,
born April 6, 1928, in Detroit, Mich., and entered eternal life Feb. 12, 2010, in Knoxville. Preceded in death by son, John Martin Prochaska; grandson, Anthony Joseph Mary; parents, John and Rosalia Prochaska; and six brothers and sisters. He was a communicant at Sacred Heart Cathedral for the past 45 years. Professor emeritus at The University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Planning; charter member of American Institute of Certified Planners; graduate of Michigan State University. Founding director of Scenic Tennessee; early proponent of the Greenway system in Knoxville; and founding member of the West Hills Community Association. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy, on the U.S.S. Katmai; in the Naval Reserve afterwards, and in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He lived his life for his family, his students and his neighbors. He loved to work with his hands, and his home, his yard, and his neighborhood are an enduring legacy of his skills. Like his patron saint, he was a loving and nurturing father, accepting all children, opening his arms and his home to them. The Prochaska house was home to many beyond his own seven children. His sense of humor and his deep and abiding faith carried him and his family through the heartbreaks and the blessings of life. He used his cleverness and creativity in raising his children, and teaching hundreds more. The only thing to him that exceeded the joy of being a father was being a grandfather. His life is an example to all fathers; he always knew the right thing to do, and quietly did it. He will be remembered for his strength of character and strength of soul, for his devilish humor and his saintly courage, and for the way he loved his family and any who came to him in need. Survived by Mary, his wife of 45 years; children, Maggie (John) MacDonald, Tina Prochaska, Joe (Catherine) Prochaska, Michael Prochaska, Rosemary (Tony) Mary, Laura (Don) Holecek; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, with Monsignor T. Allen Humbrecht and Father David Boettner. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Catholic Charities, 3009 Lake Brook Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Monday with a Rosary service to follow at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• JAMISON, Margaret “Peg,”
passed away Feb. 17, 2010. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church and the Murphy Builders Sunday School class. Peg was a graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania and The University Of Tennessee. Peg and husband, Ken, came from Pennsylvania in support of The Manhattan Project to Oak Ridge. They moved to Knoxville in 1957. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years, Ken Jamison; parents, Frank and Irene Billings; and three sisters. Peg is survived by her loving family, Jim and Pam Jamison of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, and their family Paige, Chris and Sydney Lloyd of Walnut Creek, Calif.; John and Lynne Jamison of Moncks Corner, S.C. and their family Sean, Earin, Zoiee and Ken, also of Moncks Corner; Joy and Tony Angelelli of Knoxville and their family, Monica and Jason Johnson with Cody, Baylee and Andee, also of Knoxville, Veronica and Chris Brown with Caroline and Maddie, also of Knoxville, Bianca and Ryan Kirby of Nashville; Jerry Jamison of Oliver Springs and his family, Adam Jamison, Rachel Oxendine with Jordan, Carl and Daxin of Oak Ridge; Shane and Jaimie Jamison with Jacob of Knoxville; and wonderful friend and companion, Jack Cockrum of Knoxville. Her family was a joy, always. The family received friends Saturday at Church Street United Methodist Church followed by a funeral service with Dr. Andy Ferguson, the Rev. Don Ferguson and the Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. Interment followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Members of the Murphy Builders Sunday School class and Adam Jamison served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials go to: Soup Kitchen of Church Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1303, Knoxville, TN 37901. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.

• KINNEY, Isabel Stephens,
of Knoxville passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Isabel was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Kinney; mother, Edna Stephens; father, Anderson Stephens; and brothers, Edward, Arthur and Charles Stephens. She is survived by son, Douglas Kinney; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Steve Stethen; daughter, Kathryn Kinney; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Wayne Joyal; grandson, Trent Stethen, whom she dearly loved and was most proud; sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and Bill Crowe; sister and favorite bridge partner, Helen Kirby; sister-in-law, Sylvia Stephens; and several nieces and nephews. Isabel and Bill were founding members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Knoxville and the Dorcas Circle there brightened many of her days by remembering her on special occasions the last few years. Isabel loved to laugh and maintained her sense of humor throughout her life; she enjoyed gardening, reading and playing bridge, especially in her retirement years and attained life master as a member of the American Contract Bridge League. The family received friends at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel Tuesday, Feb. 23. Funeral services followed with the Rev. John Tiller officiating. Graveside service was Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, 6720 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. www.humanesocietytennessee.com. Online condolences could be extended at www.rosemortuary.com

• CARNES, Betty Jean Austin,
age 79, of Corbin, Ky., went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Christian Health Center in Corbin. She was born July 25, 1930, in Topeka, Kan. Betty was a member of West Park Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bobie Carnes; and her son, Bobie Lee Carnes. Betty is survived by her daughters, Brenda Jean Carnes and Barbara Lynn Patton, both of London, Ky., five grandchildren, Stacy Marie Scoggin, Kimberly Nicole Hess and husband, Eric, Steven Christopher Patton, Bobie James Patton and wife, Kristy, and Jessica Marie Gover and husband, Michael; eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 24, at West Park Baptist with Pastor Bob St. John officiating. The family received friends following the service. Family and friends met for an interment service at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Portland Bldg. Suite 102, Knoxville, TN 37919. Online condolences could be extended at www.rosemortuary.com

• CAGLEY, Dorothy “Dottie” Marie,
age 73, of Philadelphia, went to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Dottie was a wonderful wife and sister. She loved gardening. Dottie was preceded in death by her son, Lonnie H. Kirby; and parents, William C. “Bill” and Anna Belle Manning; brother, Ray Manning; and sister, Jearldean Huffstetler. She is survived by her devoted husband of 30 years, Gilbert Cagley; son, Lynn Kirby; brothers and sisters-in-law, Max and Gaynell Manning, Harold and Faye Manning, Ron and Linda Manning; sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Bud Buchanan; step-children, Sheila Cagley and Darrell Cagley; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Wednesday at Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered Thursday at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for graveside services with the Rev. John Whitehead officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Cagley family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• JORDAN Jr., John Woodruff “Lap,”
age 96, of Knoxville went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday Feb. 13, 2010, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 1, 1913, in Nashville, to John Woodruff Jordan Sr. and Nellie Terry Jordan. Lap retired from Bellsouth Telephone Company with 45 years of service. He worked in the construction and engineering division in Nashville, and also in district offices in Chattanooga, Columbia, Memphis, Knoxville and Orlando, Fla. He is a beloved member of West Park Baptist Church. He was active with the Gideons International, Central Camp, the Telephone Pioneers of America and the American Red Cross. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nell Pledger Jordan; sister, Arabelle Comer; brothers, Joseph Terry Jordan and Robert Haynes Jordan. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 62 years, Nancy Moudy Jordan; sons, John Woodruff Jordan III and wife, Amelia of Oliver Springs, Timothy David Jordan and wife, Ann of Knoxville; daughter, Bonni Sue Jordan formerly of Carolina Beach, N.C.; grandchildren, Thomas Kerry Jordan, Craig William Jordan, Kathryn Denise Jordan, Sgt. Jeremy Shane Jordan, Jill Kristen Feimster and Andrew G. Jordan; great-grandchildren, Thomas Alexander Jordan, Samuel Jordan, Jeremiah Caleb Jordan and Joshua Adam Jordan; sister, Jane Jordan Griffin and husband, George of Nashville; brother, Thomas Harold Jordan of Chattanooga; sister-in-law, Martha May Moudy of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to give special thanks to the Smoky Mountain Hospice for the care given in the last week of Mr. Jordan’s life, in addition to the numerous friends for their support and care during the last few weeks. The family received friends Thursday followed by a Celebration of Life at West Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob St. John and the Rev. Sam Polson officiating. Family and friends gathered Friday at Forest Hills Cemetery in Chattanooga for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to: West Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 8833 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923-1615 or to Knoxville Central Camp of Gideons International, 711 N. Hall of Fame Drive, Knoxville, TN 37917-6722. Click Funeral Home Hardin Valley Chapel, 10415 Hardin Valley Road, served the Jordan family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• FAUST, Emily Mahan,
(Mrs. Hugh D. Faust Jr.), age 96, died peacefully at her home Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, surrounded by her loving family and precious caretakers. Emily was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hugh D. Faust Jr.; and her sister, Cynthia Ford Kerr. She is survived by her children, Hugh D. Faust and wife, Kathy Yett, Edgar M. Faust and wife, Lynn Frierson Faust, Cynthia Faust Foster and husband, Lewis C. Foster Jr.; grandchildren, Emily Faust Wheeler and husband, Wayne Wheeler, Christin Foster Myers and husband, Dr. Beau Myers, Luke Foster, Caroline Foster, Will Faust and wife, Melissa, Hugh Davidson Faust and Ted Mahan Faust; great-grandchildren, Hugh, David and Seth Wheeler and Chilton Myers. The family wishes to thank Emily’s loving caretakers, Willie Eaton, Dawn Dixson, Diane McCallie, Joan Snead, Audria McFarland, Linda Wallace and Ann Mostella. Emily grew up in Knoxville, the daughter of Edgar C. Mahan and Emily Miller Mahan, first on Washington Avenue, then on Lyons View Pike. She began school in a one-room schoolhouse where Lonas Firehall now stands, graduated from Knoxville High School, attended Gulf Park College and The University of Tennessee, then followed her dream to the New York School of Theatre at Carnegie Hall, New York City, N.Y. In 1937 she opened her own drama studio, The Emily Mahan School of Drama; her students included actress Patricia Neal, opera singer Mary Costa and actress/teacher Carol Mayo Jenkins. Emily, with her lifelong love of theatre, was instrumental in the founding of the Carousel and Clarence Brown Theatres of UT and served as a founding and lifetime member of the Opening Night Club Board for the university’s theater program. The Emily Mahan Faust Fellowship, which continues to be given annually to promising young graduate level theater students at UT, was first established as a birthday present in her honor by her husband, Hugh. In 1938, Emily married Hugh D. Faust Jr., who was a UT assistant football coach under Gen. Robert Neyland. They raised three children, Hugh, Edgar and Cynthia, during their 60 years of marriage. Emily was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville actively involved in all areas of her church life. She loved UT and remained actively involved in several UT departments, in her sorority, AOII, and attended sporting events into her 90s. She was an original member of the Board of Visitors at the College of Liberal Arts. Among her many community activities, Emily helped establish the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and the Rooftop Therapy Garden, the Baptist Hospital Auxiliary as well as participating on numerous boards and volunteer activities. She loved her family, her church, UT, the theater and the family cabin at Elkmont. In short, Emily simply loved life. Among her many lifetime achievements, Emily was the first recipient (with husband Hugh) of UT’s Volunteer of the Year award, The First Lady of Knoxville, the AOII International Rose Award and AOII Community Service Award, The Junior League Award for Outstanding Sustainer, YWCA Tribute to Women in the Arts Division and most recently, the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center’s Community Caring Award. A private graveside service was Sunday at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Following the graveside service, a memorial service was conducted at First Baptist Church of Knoxville, 510 W. Main St., Knoxville. The family received friends immediately following the memorial service in the church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Emily Mahan Faust Graduate Fellowship, Department of Theater, 206 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemort-uary.com/ Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BRATTON, Barbara J.,
age 77, of Knoxville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2010. She was born in Birmingham, Ala., to Loy S. Jordan and Irene Riley Bingham. Barbara was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, the RCIA group and the West Hills Garden Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, James L. Jordan. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kathy Bratton Redmon and husband, James A., of Knoxville, and Ellen Bratton Beebe and husband, Kenneth H., of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, James Patrick Redmon, Phillip Joseph Redmon and Matthew Howard Beebe; and honorary granddaughter, Katherine Alicia Stevens. A funeral mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 25, at Sacred Heart Cathedral with Father David Boettner and Deacon Jim Lawson officiating. Interment took place at Highland Memorial Cemetery following the funeral mass. Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938 and the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences can be extended at www.rosemortuary.com

• FAULKNER, Helen Boyd,
age 97, of Knoxville, passed away Feb. 15, 2010. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church, Christian Home Sunday School class and Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frank A. Faulkner; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Boyd; sister, Eleanor Boyd Grace; and brother, H. Wallace Boyd. She is survived by her brother, Jack K. Boyd of Virginia Beach, Va., and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends met at Highland Memorial Cemetery Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, for a graveside service with the Rev. Cabel Trent officiating. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to: Church Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1303, Knoxville, TN 37901. Friends could call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• SHORR, Eleanor Paula Radoff,
age 86, of Knoxville, formerly of New Jersey, died suddenly, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at her home. She was a member of Heska Amuna Synagogue and Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston, N.J. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husbands, Emanuel Radoff and Bernie Shorr. Eleanor is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Geoffrey and Sharon Radoff of Phoenix, Ariz., and Fredric and Ava Raoff of Knoxville; grandchildren, David Alexander Radoff, Daniel Todd Radoff and Lauren Cohen; great-grandchildren, Ariel and Chaim Cohen; sister, Florence Furman of New Jersey. Funeral service was Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rabbi Yossi Wilhelm and Rabbi Louis Zivic officiating. Mrs. Shorr will be removed to the Menorah Chapel in Milburn, N.J., for burial beside her beloved Emanuel in Beth Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to: Knoxville Jewish Day School, P.O. Box 10105, Knoxville, TN 37939 or to the Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St., Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosmortuary.com

• BARKER, Ronald “Ron” A.,
age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Friday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2010. He was a retired nuclear engineer with a passion for international travel. His career took him from England to South Africa, San Diego, Idaho Falls, Las Vegas, Oak Ridge, Boulder and Amarillo. Ron was a member of the choir of First Baptist Church of Amarillo but had recently attended First Baptist Church of Lenoir City. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Patsy Bivens Barker; children, Victoria Barker Beauchane and husband, Greg of Carlsbad, Calif., Timothy Barker and wife, Lisa of Port Orchard, Wash., Clare Barker Smith of Firestone, Colo., Kelly Bivens Farmer and husband, Lynn of Indianapolis, Ind., Kevin Bivens and wife, Jessica of Oak Ridge, Doug Bivens and wife, Lindsey of Indianapolis; the mother of his children, Mary Barker of Oak Ridge; grandchildren, Aimee and David Beauchane, Gary Barker, Logan, Tori and Lukas Smith, Austin and Andrew Bivens; sister, Enid Caddy of England and several nieces and nephews in England. The family received friends Tuesday followed by a Celebration of Life in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron may be made to your local blood bank. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Ron Barker. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• GUNLOCK, June Nation,
age 77, of Knoxville, a precious, and much beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Naples, Fla., surrounded by family in the home of her daughter after a courageous fight. June was preceded in death by husband, Ed; parents, Floyd and Letha Nation. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Wood and husband, Jeffrey; sons, J. Marsh Frere and wife, Genevieve, Matthew Frere and wife, Kelly; granddaughter, Jessica Karstulovich and husband, Nathan; brother, Steve Nation and wife, Bamby; sisters, Cindy Parrish and husband, Bjorn Axelsson, Starr Holland and husband, Cavanaugh. June leaves many devoted friends and wonderful memories she shared with them. The family wishes to thank Avow Hospice, Naples, and its amazingly caring staff. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. with a Celebration of June’s life to follow at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. Linda Parton officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Avow Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the family of June Nation Gunlock.

• BRYANT, Rex Arnold,
age 53, of Farragut went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Feb. 20, 2010. Rex passed away due to complications from cancer. He was a graduate of Bearden High School and attended Roane State Community College. Rex also was a graduate of ITT Technical Institute. He was a blacksmith and a farrier and was dedicated to his work in the equine industry. Rex rededicated his life to Christ and strived hard to make a difference to those around him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Helen Bryant. Rex is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Celeste Bryant of Farragut; grandson, Jacob Bryant; daughter, Casey Wilkerson of Greenville, S.C.; sisters, Stacey Hensley and husband, David of Farragut, Julie Lane and husband, Clay of Farragut; brother, Gary Bryant and wife, Donna of Brentwood; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Thursday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Mr. Jim Yates officiating. Family and friends gathered Friday at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for graveside services. He will be greatly missed! In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Bryant family. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• NELSON, Ryleigh Nicole,
age 5, of Karns got her angel wings and went to be with the Lord on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, 2010. Ryleigh was a special girl and touched everyone’s heart who knew her. She is survived by her parents, Travis and Andrea Forsythe Nelson; grandparents, Roy and Janice Nelson of Loudon, Harry and Judy Forsythe of Karns; great-grandparents, Paul Nelson and Georgia Forsythe; uncles, Charlie Nelson and Eddie Forsythe and wife, Bobbie; cousins, Andrew and Zachary Forsythe; adopted grandparents, Billy and Janice Italio.  The family receive friends Wednesday followed by a funeral service at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. A. J. Crawford officiating. Family and friends gathered Thursday at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, 2018 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Ryleigh Nelson. www.clickfuneralhome.com

• GREENE, Angelena “Anne” W.,
age 73, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, in Knoxville. She was a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church where she loved and served Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Anne worked as a mortgage loan officer for many years and retired from Regions Mortgage. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph B. and Corene H. Webb; brother, Ralph Lee Webb. She is survived by her husband, John W. Greene Jr.; daughter, Linda G. Fox and husband, Kevin Fox; grandchildren, Amanda Fox and Abby Fox; brother, William E. Webb of Tellico Village; sister-in-law, Jean Giffin and husband, Otis of Tellico Village; sister-in-law, Nita Webb of Marion, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to say “Thank You” to Shannondale Health Care for its love and care. Family received friends Friday at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church with a funeral service to follow with Dr. Mike Boyd and the Rev. Kent Williams officiating. Family and friends met Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service. Memorials may be made to: Wallace Memorial Church, REACH, 701 Merchants Road, Knoxville, TN 37912 or the Gideons International, Knoxville Southwest Camp, P.O. Box 31567, Knoxville, TN 37930-1567. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemort-uary.com

• SIEGMANN, Robert L.,
passed away Feb.16, 2010, at the Ben Atcheley State Veterans Home in Knoxville after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church. Robert was born in New York City May 27, 1926, to the late August and Minnie Siegmann. The family moved to Harrison, N.Y., in Westchester County to take advantage of the excellent school system as education was a priority for the family. Bob’s first job included caddying at the Westchester Country Club and as a bicycle messenger in the financial district of New York City. In 1943, the day after his high school graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, even though he was only 17 years old. His brother, Edward, had been seriously injured in Europe and Bob wanted to replace his brother in the war effort. He served three years with the Navy as an aviation electronics technician. After the war he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University and graduated in 1949 with a degree in chemistry. He was forever grateful for his education that the newly created G.I. Bill provided. He was a proud Brown University alumnus. In 1949, Bob was hired on at Airco Research Labs in Murray Hill, N.J. There he developed two new processes, which led to the formation of a new chemical division. In 1951, Bob met Noreen Doyle, the love of his life, on a blind date. They married at the end of the year in Dunellen, N.J. In 1959, he transferred to Paducah, Ky., to manage Airco’s new million-dollar chemical laboratory. He loved his job and more importantly the people he worked with calling it his “Camelot.” In the early 1960s, he hired the first female chemist and the first African-American chemical technician at the plant. In 2001, the retired lab workers had a surprise reunion honoring Bob as a great boss, mentor and friend. He cherished that gesture of gratitude. Throughout his career he worked in chemical labs in Cincinnati, Ohio; Chattanooga; and Philadelphia, Pa. He was a member of various professional organizations and president of the American Chemical Society, Kentucky Chapter. In 1993, he retired with his wife, Noreen, to Knoxville to be closer to his family. Bob was a gifted artist, lover of music and had an extensive record collection. Bob and Noreen were exceptionally good dancers and were nicknamed “Ginger and Fred.” He always will be remembered for his brilliant intellect and his sound ethics but also for a huge sense of humor that made him light up every room. His litany of jokes was unending. Bob also will be known as a mentor inspiring many individuals to reach within to become a person of worth in this journey on earth. We miss him already. He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Minnie Siegmann; brother, Edward Siegmann; devoted wife of 49 years, Noreen Doyle Siegmann. He is survived by his devoted daughters, Cheryl Siegmann of Lima, Ohio, Elaine (Dr.Douglas) Batchelor of Knoxville; beloved sisters; Helen Vaala of Wilmington, Del.; Eleanore Wolf of Rye Brook, N.Y.; grandchildren; Jennifer (Jamie) Henry, Elias Staup, Moriah Staup, all of Lima. Terra Staup (fiancé PVT. Billy Swanson stationed in Afghanistan); and step-granddaughter, Shellie Taylor, all of Columbus, Ohio; Justina Batchelor of New York City, N.Y.; Brooke Batchelor and Tessa Batchelor of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, David and Raigan Staup of Lima. Many cherished nieces and nephews and also longtime family friend, Marjorie Gasaway of South Hampton, N.J. Bob leaves you with this last chuckle: “I wake up every morning, grab the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page, if my name is not on it I get up”— Ben Franklin. The family would like to thank the staff of Arbor Terrace Assisted Living for its care and companionship while he was there. We also would like to thank the staff of Ben Atchely State Veterans Home from the nurses to housekeepers to dining hall workers for loving and laughing with him in his final years. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to: Church Street United Methodist Church Music or Mission Fund, P.O. Box 1303 Knoxville, TN 37922. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

• BATTENBERG, Eileen Behrens,
age 89, of Knoxville, and formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away peacefully Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. She was a member of Flossmoor Community Church and Chicago Maternity Center. Eileen worked as a model and was a member of the Mannequins Guild of Chicago. She was a substitute teacher and Scholastic Bowl assistant coach at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. She was preceded in death her parents, Alexander and Agnes Haglund Behrens; husband, Rexford William Battenberg; infant son, Richard Thayer Battenberg; brothers, Ed Behrens, Louis Behrens, Karl Behrens, Lee Behrens, Neil Behrens and Bill Behrens; sisters, Adeline Jackson, Irma Hertzog and Lillian Redgren. Eileen is survived by her son and daughter in law, Rexford Ayers and Diane Frances Battenberg; grandchildren, Justin Thayer Battenberg, Bryan Alexander Battenberg and Heather May Battenberg; sisters, Mildred Elsenhart, Lucille Schmit and Edith Warner. Memorial Service was Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. A reception followed in the Schilling Gallery.



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