PARTLOW, KATHLEEN, 62, of Louisville, died April 24, 2014.
Kathleen was born in New York on August 30, 1951, and raised in Louisville.
She is survived by her husband, J. Barry Barker; her daughters, Mia Partlow (Michael Hoerger) and Rachel Barker; sister, Maria Partlow (John Hines); and grandson, Aiden Duffy.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Kathleen T. Partlow and George L. Partlow; and her son, Christopher Partlow Duffy.
Kathleen is a graduate of Louisville Collegiate School and University of Louisville, where she studied Russian and world history. She began her career in broadcast as a reporter and anchor for WAVE TV, and later served as press secretary for Mayor Jerry Abramson before joining Doe Anderson, becoming senior vice president for public affairs. She retired from her career as senior vice president for public affairs at New West, LLC.
Kathleen was an avid gardener, horseback rider, and reader. She loved Corgis, including her dogs Jake and CJ. Kathleen always looked forward to her annual trip to Wyoming, riding horseback in the Grand Tetons with her husband. She will be deeply, truly, missed and all who knew her will hold their memories of her dear.
A celebration of Kathleen's life will take place at Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Road, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Kathleen Partlow's honor be made to: Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway, Louisville KY 40202, Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Dr., Louisville KY 40214, or The Louisville Ballet, 315 E. Main St, Louisville, KY, 40202.
Pearson Funeral Home
149 Breckenridge Lane Louisville, KY 40207
Published in The Courier-Journal from Apr. 25 to Apr. 27, 2014