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Loretta F. Backherms

Loretta F. Backherms Loretta F. Backherms

Loretta F. Backherms, 89, Clarksville, died Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Baptist Hospital Floyd in New Albany.

Born May 14, 1932, in Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Elma Meriwether Herthel.

She was an administrative assistant at Chester B Stem Corp. and Armor Star before she became a homemaker, was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Georgetown, attended Trinity United Methodist Church and was a past worthy matron of the Georgetown Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jack Backherms; an infant daughter, Jacqueline; and a brother, Ray Herthel.

Survivors include a daughter, Joanne Knable of Sellersburg; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 25, from 12 to 5 a.m. and Monday, July 26, after 10 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.

The funeral will be Monday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Wolfe Cemetery near Georgetown.