VASSIE, ELIZABETH MARIE, 77, of Louisville passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 1:15 a.m. peacefully at her home with her family by her side.
Liz was born in Louisville on November 20, 1935. She attended St. Vincent dePaul Grade School. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1953 and met the "Love of her Life," Lou Vassie, who was a graduate of duPont Manual High School in 1954. They were married in October 1955 at Saint Vincent dePaul Catholic Church.
Liz enjoyed spending time at baseball games and going to the beach with her family. While being members of the German American Club and the Moose Club, her favorite past time was dancing with Lou. Her dancing fever was able to be released by spending many fun weekends with all their close friends. Liz always lit up the room with her heart of gold and kindred spirit. She looked for the best in everyone as she never met a stranger. Her tireless work in helping Lou reorganize the duPont Manual Alumni Association will not be forgotten. Liz, you will be missed every hour of every day.
She was a devoted wife and mother of two girls, Brenda Michelle Kendall (who passed away on December 4, 2010) and Kim Letitia Butler; along with one granddaughter, Telia Marie Butler.
Liz was preceded in death by her parents William and Elizabeth Worth of Louisville, her daughter Brenda Michelle Kendall, and her brothers and sisters, Ed Worth, Marcella Fleck, John Worth, Jerome Worth and Joe Worth.
She is survived by her husband, Lou, of 57 years; her daughter, Letitia and son-in-law, Clint Butler, and granddaughter, Telia; son-in law, Lou Kendall; sister, Genevieve Smith; brother-in-law, Dale Vassie; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Liz's life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 in the Chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at the funeral home.
Lou would like to take this time to thank all of their close friends who have helped Liz during this difficult time.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky Human Society or the Disabled Veterans.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 12, 2013