Nancy Katherine Johnson Bunger

BUNGER, NANCY KATHERINE JOHNSON, 84, passed peacefully late in the evening on January 5, 2012 at the Episcopal Church Home, surrounded by her children, after a brief illness. She was a native Louisvillian, born on October 29, 1927.

Nancy, a truly loved and truly loving woman, cherished her role as mother and "Grandma." She was the daughter of the late Mary E. Johnson and the late Reuben S. Johnson and a long time member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

A very talented quilter, Nancy enjoyed the needle arts for much of her life. She was active in area quilting and needle arts groups and projects, including the Louisville Nimble Thimbles and Embroiderer's Guild, and greatly enjoyed the company of her fellow quilting friends. She valued how quilting provided an important opportunity for creative expression and communication among women in the past. Nancy enjoyed annual travel to the Gulf Coast of Florida and several long trips through the American West. She was an avid reader, enjoying history related to Kentucky and beyond. Nancy was a member of The Filson (Historical Society) and the Kentucky Historical Society. She enjoyed organizing annual family reunions so various family generations over long distances could enjoy time together.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, A. Kenneth Bunger, C.P.A. and Partner in Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte).

She is survived by her loving children and grandchildren; daughter, Kathy B. Getsinger; two sons, Bruce Kenneth (Debbie) and Brian Johnson (Melanie), all of Louisville; and three grandchildren, Kent McDonald Getsinger of Melbourne, Australia and Rachel Elizabeth and William Paul Bunger, both of Louisville.

The family wishes to recognize and thank Dr. Jane Cornett, the staff of Episcopal Church Home, and her Hosparus team for their professional, loving and compassionate care.

A graveside service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Resthaven Cemetery 4400 Bardstown Road. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, January15, 2012 at Pearson's Funeral Home, 149 Breckinridge Lane.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Crescent Hill Baptist Church, the Episcopal Church Home or Hosparus.


Published in The Courier-Journal from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2012