Gay E. Hower, 76, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of First Christian Church Lawrenceburg, Waddy Knitters, Embroiderers' Guild of America and a retired teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward H. and Billie Brooks Evans. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Tommy Hower, Shelbyville; daughter, Sue Lou Smith (Glenn), Lawrenceburg; son, Malcolm Hower (Donna), Louisville; and 4 granddaughters, Chelsea Hower, Louisville; Emily Smith, Lawrenceburg; Anna Hower, Louisville and Amy Kate Smith, Lawrenceburg. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Shannon Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Wheeler and Rev. Edward Coleman officiating. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Christian Church Lawrenceburg Music Fund, 300 S. Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.