Mrs. Ellen Marie Padgett, age 78, of Brandenburg, KY, passed away on the first day of spring, Saturday, March 20, 2021, at her daughter’s residence in Flaherty. Marie was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. She loved springtime and the outdoors, especially fishing and gardening. She loved to travel whenever she was able. Most importantly, she loved her family. She enjoyed playing games with her grandkids and great-grandkids and spending as much time with them as she possibly could.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Padgett; her son, Kelly Padgett; her parents, Eddie and Catherine Whelan; her brother, George Eddie Whelan; and three sisters, JoAnn Coon, Bernice Walters, and Judy Fitts. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Kasey; three grandchildren, Danielle Travis, Austin Kasey, and Olivia Kasey; five great-grandchildren, Grayson, Alexander, Isaiah, and Gabriel Travis and William Berry; four sisters, Annetta Waters, Brenda Wardrip, Joy Wardrip, and Donna Sue Bray; and three brothers, Sam Whelan, Larry “Duck” Whelan, and David Whelan; along with numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, with Father Pepper Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in St. George Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Hager Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, and from 9:00 AM until 10:40 AM on Wednesday. Vigil services will be held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.hagerfuneralhome.com.