Inez Donahue Mattingly
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Elizabeth "Inez" Donahue Mattingly left this world on August 26, 2019, to be reunited with her Heavenly Father. She was of the Catholic faith and an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in New Hope. She was a retired Nelson County school bus driver with 34 years of service. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Inez was born April 11, 1941, to the late Corinne and Floyd Nalley of New Hope. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, Nick Donahue; second husband, Jimmy Mattingly; son Jeff Donahue; brothers Paul, Jimmy, and Gerald Nalley; her sisters Marie Nalley, Geraldine Nalley, and Jeanette Nalley Rankhorn; her grandchildren Zachary and Nicholas Donahue; and great-granddaughter Gracie Royalty.
She is survived by her sons Tommy Donahue of Bardstown, Eddie (Jodie) Donahue of Harrodsburg, Kenny Donahue of New Haven; daughters Sherri (Brian) Matherly of Elizabethtown, Jan St. Clair of Bardstown, Laura (Dennis) Evans of Hodgenville, and Pam (Michael) Jones of Paris, Kentucky; daughter-in-law, Kelly Donahue; 20 grandchildren, Karen Pike, Michael Burton, Emilee and Lacee Donahue, Danielle Royalty, Will and Katie Matherly, Amanda Shanks, Christopher St. Clair, Morgan, Jordan and Erin Donahue, Michael McLaughlin, Heather McLaughlin, Adam Donahue, Allison and Haley Evans, Kristin Wolf, Justin Downs and Joshua Hughes; 14 great-grandchildren, Cora, Cole, Cameron, Mikee, Bailey, Presley, Caleb, Brooklynn, Noah, Aria, Carleigh, Landon, Harmony, and Elsie Jo; 2 great-great grandchildren, Maggie & Tommy; siblings Lucille (Wayne) Raisor, Lennie (Leola) Nalley, Christine (Tom) Hagan, Dean (Lenore) Nalley, and Georgie O'Bryan; sister-in-law Brenda Nalley and brother-in-law David Rankhorn; many nieces and nephews; stepchildren, Sheila Stein (Walter) and Joe Mattingly (Pam); step-grandchildren, Charles, Ashley, Jenny, Julie, Joann, Allison, Jarred, Brandon and Heather.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 104 Church Street, New Hope. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Revs. Ken Fortener and Matt Hardesty will concelebrate.
Visitation is 3-8 PM Wednesday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 7 PM.
Pallbearers are Michael Burton, Michael McLaughlin, Jared Mattingly, Josh Hughes, Adam Donahue and David O'Bryan.