Grace Molyneaux Svihovec, 92, Bardstown, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in her home surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Red Bush. Upon graduating from Pikeville College in 1939, she moved to Bardstown to begin her career and retired from Barton Brands Distillery. She was a member of Bardstown Hospital Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Chapter John Fitch, C.B.S. Community Bible Study, Wesleyan Guild of the Bardstown United Methodist Church and Bardstown United Methodist Church. She loved her church, gardening, antiquing, sewing and would relax playing bridge with her friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Charles Y. Molyneaux Sr.; her late husband, Joseph Svihovec; a daughter, Sara Kathryn Molyneaux; her parents, the Rev. John and Sarah Hamilton; four brothers, Rex Hamilton, Guy Hamilton, David Hamilton and Benny Hamilton; and three sisters, Ollie Davis, Jessie Williams and Ada Miranda Hamilton. Survivors include her four children, Captain Charles Yale (Joan) Molyneaux, Jr., Charleston, S.C., Elizabeth 'Betty' Ellen (James) Carothers, Peachtree City, Ga., Julia Ann (Guthrie) Wilson and Richard Lee (Donna) Molyneaux, both of Bardstown; eight grandchildren, Jean-Paul Molyneaux, Durham, N.C., Karli (Grant) Cox, James 'Judge' Carothers, Kate (Mitch) Smith, all of Louisville, and Ellen (Rich) Zutterman, Nancy Wilson, Hamilton and Nicholson Molyneaux, all of Bardstown; and five great-grandchildren, Carter Zutterman, Grace Zutterman, Grant Cox, Gus Cox and Ashton Cox. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Bardstown United Methodist Church, with burial in Bardstown Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Stith will officiate. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Bardstown United Methodist Church or Hospice of Nelson County. Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Kentucky Standard from June 6 to June 8, 2012