Rest in Peace Elizabeth

Elizabeth was a long time member of the neighborhood association and could usually be seen watering and taking care of all the plantings around the Gazebo. She also helped to put together and mail the Bugler out for many years. We will miss her in the neighborhood and thank her for her many years of service to the place she loved. She was a long time fixture on Maple Court and kept it maintained and landscaped.

Elizabeth C Meisburg., 87, of Louisville passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011, surrounded by her loving family.

During WWII she worked in the Curtis-Wright Aircraft Co. as a “Rosie the Riveter” and also worked at City Hall.  She was the recipient of the Louisville Mayor’s “Good Neighbor Award” and numerous tennis trophies.

She was a former member of Beechmont Presbyterian Church and long-time active member of First Christian Church, a member of the Beechmont Neighborhood Association and caretaker of “The Gazebo” at Woodlawn Avenue, and an avid tennis player, who adored her animals.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert L. Meisburg Jr.; her mother, Ruth E. Wilson; her father, Able F. Cook Sr.; and her brother, Jackie Cook, M.I.A. U.S. Navy WW II; and a granddaughter Karen Allen.

She is survived by son, Robert L. Meisburg III; daughter, Kathy M. Donald; brother, Ricky Cook; brother-in-law, Jack Meisburg; grandchildren, Sarah Meisburg and Matthew Donald (Meagen); great-grandchildren, Krystal and T.J. Allen and Kaylee Dick and Maci Donald; and beloved cousins, Betty Morgan, Dreatha Sullivan and Johnnie E. Stormes (Chris).

Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 10 a.m., at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd., with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shamrock Pet Foundation, P.O. Box 24033, Louisville, KY., 40224 or to the Animal Care Society, 12207 Westport Rd., Louisville KY., 40245.

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