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Isabella "Happy" (Coutcher) Spears

Born: Sun., Jun. 13, 1926
Died: Fri., Mar. 20, 2015


3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Isabella "Happy" Spears age 88 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Cumberland Valley Manor.  Happy was born on June 13, 1926 in Black Diamond, Washington to the late Daniel Coutcher and Rosetta Nelson Coutcher.  She was a former employee of Suttons Apparel and a former custodian of the Cumberland County School System.  She was a member of Highland Chapel United Methodist Church.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Austin Spears, two sisters, Carolyn Best and Wanda Troyer, and two brothers, Art Coutcher, and Danny Coutcher.  

Survivors Inlude:
Two Sons- Danny(and Tina)Spears of Glasgow, KY, and Allen(and Sharon)Spears of Richmond, KY
One Daughter- Anna Pearl(and Bob)Herald of Indianapolis, IN
Two Sisters- Grace Pearcy of Burkesville, KY, and Thelma Watson of Seattle, Washington
10 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends survive.

Funeral Service:
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Burkesville Cemetery.  Family requests visitation on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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   Posted Sat March 21, 2015
I am so sorry about Miss Happy She was a blessing to everyone

Janice (Rowe)Parker
   Posted Sat March 21, 2015
Anna Pearl, I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I still remember all the good times we had at sleep overs at your house. She was such a pleasant person and always made me feel welcome.

Darlene Anderson Richardson
   Posted Sat March 21, 2015
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God put his loving arms around you'll and help you find comfort during this difficult time.

Janice Parker
   Posted Sun March 22, 2015

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Janice (Rowe) Parker

Luke & Janet Taylor & Jessica
   Posted Mon March 23, 2015
Tina & Family ! We are so SORRY for your all loss, MY prayers and Thoughts are with u all. Just know that u all are in our PRAYERRS ! LOVE U ALL !

John & Zee Thomas
   Posted Mon March 23, 2015
Very sorry to hear of your loss. She was a very special lady. I had many good times at with your Mom and Dad. Remember the good times and she is in a special place now. I will always have fond memories of both of them.

Brandon Thompson
   Posted Mon March 23, 2015
So sorry to hear about Miss Happy's passing. She and Austin were both wonderful people. As a child I went to church with them both. She was my Sunday school teacher at one point and her name was very fitting. I never saw her not smiling. She was so sweet and encouraging. I so appreciate her input in my life. I know she will be missed. I live out of town now and won't be able to make it to the funeral but please accept my sincere condolences to the family. We can take comfort in knowing she is with her Jesus for whom she so often expressed her love, and who was the source of her ever-present joy. May you experience the God of All Comfort and Consolation during this difficult time.

Ron England
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
Allen & Family:

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May she Rest in Peace and may God Bless each of you in the days of mourning.

Wade Flowers State Farm
   Posted Tue March 24, 2015
We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Happy; although, we know she is in a much better place. Her name truly fit her personality. She brought joy to everyone she came in contact with. The family is in our thoughts and prayers!

Skip Benton
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
I am sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I will be thinking of you during this time. Hope to see you soon.


   Posted Thu April 02, 2015
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Please read these cited scriptures from your copy of God's Word the Bible. Revelation 21:1-4, John 5:28, 29, Isaiah 25:8, Daniel 12:2
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