Ralph Muse

Ralph Muse, 87, of Rineyville, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was born in Whitley County, KY on April 18, 1932 to James Arthur and Clara Logan Muse and moved to Rineyville with his family in 1942 and graduated from Rineyville High School in 1950. He was a veteran, serving his Country in the Navy from 1951 to 1955, was a member of the Shriners, Masons, Rineyville Optimist Club and Rineyville Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30+ years. Ralph was a well known resident of Rineyville and Hardin County. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Muse and his sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and William Whelan. Ralph is survived by his wife, Betty Vertrees Muse; four children, Ralph Kenneth (Roselle) Muse of Vine Grove, Richard L. (Terry) Muse of Elizabethtown. Anson Gay (Patty) Muse of Rineyville and Wendy Orr of Columbia, Missouri; a step son, Larry (Denise) Alvey of Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren, Ryan and Ashlee Orr and Aubree, Cassie, Leanda, Matthew and Colt Muse; two step granddaughters, Erin Kays of Georgetown and Kristina (Corey) Davis of Frankfort; six step great grandchildren, a brother, James Arthur Muse, Jr.; a sister, Joann (Buddy) Harbolt and many nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rineyville Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Shaklett officiating. Burial will follow in Rineyville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home and continue after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Rineyville Baptist Church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Rineyville Optimist Club, P.O. Box 214, Rineyville, KY 40162 or the Shriners Children's Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Rineyville Baptist Church


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM
Rineyville Baptist Church

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