Roger VanMetre

Roger Allen VanMetre, 83, of Elizabethtown, passed away April 11, 2019, at his residence. He was a native of Hardin County, served in the U. S. Army and retired from the Fort Knox School System after 35 years, where he taught science. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #1455. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela VanMetre Hooker and two grandsons, George Allen Boehnlein and Scott Joseph Boehnlein II and his parents, Shelby Allen and Lena Ruth Gibson VanMetre. Roger is survived by his wife, Judy Sweeten VanMetre; two daughters, Laura VanMetre Lewis of Owensboro and Elizabeth VanMetre (Scott) Boehnlein of Louisville; one sister, Barbara Ann VanMetre Gore of Louisville; six grandchildren, Chelsea (Tyler) Boyle, Cassidy Hooker, Shelby Lewis, Victoria Lewis, Scott Joseph Boehnlein III and George William Boehnlein. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church with Rev. Scott Wimsett and Rev. Shayne Duvall officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and continue after 9 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home. A prayer vigil will begin at 5:30 Sunday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to St. James Catholic Church or St. James Regional School. Condolences may be expressed online at


Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Monday, April 15, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home


Monday, April 15, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM
St. James Catholic Church

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