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Hildegarde O'Bannon Temple


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Hildegarde O'Bannon Temple

Louisville - 87, died peacefully on Sept.7.

Hildegarde was born in Louisville on July 12, 1931. She graduated from the Kentucky Home School for Girls in 1949 and earned a B.A. in education in 1953 from Vanderbilt University. She married Thomas B. Temple and moved to Richmond, Virginia. There she raised her family and worked as a substitute teacher and in office management at the Lakewood Manor Retirement Home and Prison Fellowship.

Hildegarde returned to Louisville and worked in childcare for many years. She was very active with her church- Calvary Episcopal and served as the representative on the Episcopal Church Home Women's Auxiliary. Hildy was a great lover of the arts- music, theatre and especially ballet. She also enjoyed painting landscapes. She loved traveling, going on several Elderhostel trips over the years. She loved to garden and always had plants and flowers growing nearby.

Hildegarde was preceded in death by her parents- John James and Hildegarde Whitney O'Bannon; her husband, Thomas B. Temple and her brother, James William O'Bannon II.

Hildegarde is survived by her brother, Whitney O'Bannon, Louisville; daughter Julie Owen (Walter), granddaughter Carrie Allen and great-grandson, Gabriel Allen all of Richmond, VA; nephew James William O'Bannon III, nieces Kit O'Bannon Llewellyn, Whitney O'Bannon Hankins and Ellen O'Bannon Robertson and their families, all of Louisville and a cousin, Charles Culp, of Indianapolis.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Nazareth Home Clifton for their support, warmth and professional commitment.

There will be a memorial service at Calvary Episcopal Church on September 21 at 11:30 am. A private burial will take place at Cave Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be given to Calvary Episcopal Church, 821 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 16, 2018
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