Mary Beatrice Fields, 89, Bardstown, died Thursday March 29, 2012, at Life Care of Bardstown. She was the former Beatrice Welch, a native of Nelson County, a retired employee of Jim Beams Distillery, and a former employee of TW Samuels and Bardstown Sewing Factory. She was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church and the Altar Society of St. Gregory. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Thomas Fields; a son, Keith Fields; her parents Russell and Omie Clark Welch; a sister, Myrtle Sinclair; and a brother, Marvin Welch. Survivors include three daughters, Brenda (Frank) Stallings, Cox's Creek, Wanda (Jimmy) Gilpin, Bardstown, and Rita (Steve) Smith, Bardstown; two sons Wilford Fields and Gary (Kathy) Fields, both of Deatsville; 13 grand-children; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Gregory Catholic Church with burial in St. Gregory Church Cemetery. The Rev. John Schwartzlose will be the celebrant and the Rev. Culpepper Elliott will be the concelebrant. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Greenwell-Houghlin Northside Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy to Masses in honor of Beatrice Fields. Greenwell-Houghlin Northside Funeral Homeis in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Kentucky Standard from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2012