Born in Cloverport, Kentucky, Mrs. Gordon was retired from teaching at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, where she introduced scores of first and second graders to the three "R's" for seventeen years. Before that she was a teacher's aide at Hodgenville Elementary School. She began her work career as the operator of Betty's Beauty Shop in Park City, Kentucky. A talented artist, Mrs. Gordon was interested in painting, crafts, gardening and sewing. She was a member of Sacred Threads at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, where she was a parishioner for 54 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Homer Gordon, her parents, Adam and Helen Henning, a sister, Jacqueline Raffauf and two brothers, Louis and John Henning.
She is survived by three daughters, Diane (John) Roberts and Debbie (Dwayne) Whitlock both of Hodgenville and Teri Grimes of Bradenton, Florida, six grandchildren, Sarah (Mike) Anthony, Emily (Nathan) Ernst, Ben (Angela) Roberts, Casey (Daniel) Sidebottom, Michael (Morgan) Grimes and Katie Roberts, nine great-grandchildren, Evie and Hank Ernst, Raegan and Camden Sidebottom, Wesley Grimes and Addie, Audrie, Allie, and Annie Roberts, a sister, Lois Henning of Hodgenville and a brother, Jerome (Bernadette) Henning of Loganville, Georgia.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hodgenville with the Rev. Tom Clark officiating. Private family interment will follow in the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be 4-8 PM Tuesday at the Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville, where there will be a prayer service at 7 PM. Visitation will continue at 9 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.