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Louise H. Caskey passed away on May 17, 2016 after a long and
blessed life. She was born in Cooper, Ky. on April 13, 1919 to
Andrew and Marie Huffaker.
The oldest of their 12 children, Louise was raised in Wayne County, Ky. After graduation from Monticello High School, she began teaching school and attending Western Kentucky University.
She loved to tell the story of riding a horse to teach in the one room school house, Lockets Chapel. Upon completion of her degree from Western, she taught English and was librarian at Monticello High School.
Her love of books and learning inspired her to move to Nashville, Tenn. where she earned a Master's Degree in Library Science from George Peabody College. Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va. employed her as their head librarian.
It was while she was at Shepherd College that she met a handsome librarian from S.C., Jefferson Caskey, who became the love of her life.
Jeff and Louise were married in Monticello, Ky. on June 14, 1957. They have two daughters, Constance and Gretchen. After raising their girls, she returned to library work.
She worked for the Barren River Area Development District and the Bowling Green Public Library before her retirement.
Wherever she was, she used her talents to serve the Lord. She loved the Scriptures and teaching adult Sunday School.
She was tenacious and detailed in her study of the Word and was a Bible scholar in her own right.
First Baptist Church of Bowling Green was dear to her. She was a member and taught the Friendship Sunday School Class. Over the years, she served on several committees, including Church History and Archives Committee.
She was an active member of the Bicentennial Garden Club. One of her favorite activities was flower arranging. She found great joy in this group where she served in several leadership roles.
After she turned 90, her family finally persuaded her to move to Danville, Ky. so she could be closer to her daughter.
She spent her last years as a resident of The McDowell Place; loved and adored by her family and a wonderful team of caregivers.
She was a gracious and caring person who was constantly guiding those around her to be their best. Her energy and passion for all things good, bright, and beautiful will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016 in the funeral home chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Jeff and Louise Caskey Scholarship Fund, College Heights Foundation, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY 42101.
Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on May 24, 2016
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